10 o’clock list: 5 Ways To Never Leave Your Room


It happened. The Kenyon Krud is all around us. The library is now a symphony of throaty coughs and exhausted sniffles. No, your crush across the classroom isn’t blushing in your direction…her cheeks are simply red from fever. The market is out of cold medication and I can’t remember what it feels like to fall asleep not blanketed in a haze of NyQuil. If you are like me and become the world’s biggest baby when you are sick (apologies to all my housemates), then you don’t want to leave your apartment/dorm room until the storm is gone and you no longer need a box of tissues to make it through the day. Here’s the good news, you don’t have to! Here are some ways to succeed without ever leaving the front door.  Continue reading

Peirce Date: Solange Knowles, Bunny Rabbits, and Geckos

Hey y’all, we are picking back up on one of exciting features, Peirce dates! For those of our readers who are unfamiliar with The Thrill’s dating service, a Peirce date it is a lovely thing where the yenta at The Thrill set two people up on a blind date at Peirce, and then we find out how it went. Hilarity ensues.

I arranged to meet our two lovely contestants at the upstairs couches in Peirce this past Monday evening. Madi Thompson ’16 arrived first, looking casual yet chic with just a hint of detectable nerves. We chatted about life, love, sex, rock and roll, and of course, bunny rabbits. Brett Miller ’15 then came dashing in with an excited energy that made us both smile. I quickly explained the basic rules to them and set them free in Peirce. I probably should have attempted to reserve them a table…it was rush hour after all. Luckily they found a table on the outside patio, which seems a much more romantic setting than new side. Let’s officially meet your two contestants.  Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Ways That You May Have Already Contracted Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease


So, as we all learned from the health center last week, hand-foot-mouth disease is going around campus. The virus, according to the CDC website usually causes mild fever, sore throat, malaise, and skin and/or mouth rashes. While that all sounds pretty gnarly, it is nothing severe, so no need to launch into a full fledged, student-wide panic. If you say hand-foot-mouth disease three times fast it kind of sounds like a fun nursery rhyme for children. The Thrill, with all of our investigative prowess has decided to get to the source. What brought hand-foot-mouth to our little hill and how have you already touched something with your hand and then your foot and then your mouth?  Continue reading

Library Lockers Aren’t Just For Your Books

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 11.14.46 AM As a current senior, I have recently come in to a bit of library real estate. Who knew that I (or you for that matter) could possess a magical key that opened up so many new possibilities? It is the start of a new semester and therefore your library locker (if you are lucky enough and industrious enough to have one) is a blank slate, an open space just waiting for you to fill it with all of your hopes, dreams, and vaguely rotting Peirce bananas. BUT, before you get all obvious and simply put some books, a couple of pens, and a folder in there, really think about all the other potential ways you could use your library locker. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started.

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