Kenyon is a Hotbed of Regret, Apparently

You’ve probably noticed the board propped up on Middle Path, prompting students to fill in the blank after the phrase “I regret…”

The collection of answers runs the gamut from inspiring to disgusting to simply disappointing. The image is after the jump due to vulgar language and the general depressing effect anonymity seems to have on Kenyon students. Continue reading

Happy Friday the 13th, Kenyon

Just stay away from these around midnight, okay?

Oh, look at that — it’s Friday the 13th here in Gambier, Ohio. Surely you know the ground rules by now. Don’t step on the Kenyon seal in Peirce, don’t tickle a sleeping Nugent, don’t say the name of the Scottish play around Jack Dwyer ’12.

If you’re hungry for more Kenyon superstition, this Alumni Bulletin page on “The Haunted Kenyon Tour” might be worth a read.

Do it tonight: Owl Creeks Spring Concert

I've got an endless supply of hungover owls for these posts.

As they say, it’s that time of year again. Come on — there’s nothing greater than adorable girls with beautiful voices singing a cappella versions of songs ranging from pop hits to indie favorites to … well, let’s just say some of the emails this time around imply a certainSpace Jam classic could just make an appearance. That’s right, the Owl Creeks spring concert is tonight, 8:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall.

The Owl Creeks always put on a great show that leaves audience members with springs in their steps and songs in their hearts. You probably shouldn’t miss it.

Mourning Today’s Friday Cafe

The most devastating thing that has ever appeared on my news feed.

For whatever reason Because of Good Friday (thank you, commenter!), today’s Friday Cafe has been canceled. We take this moment to mourn the Friday Cafe that never was: the delicious, cheese-heavy entree, the hearty soup, the oversized and obscenely good dessert.

If you’re like me, the idea of going to Peirce instead of Friday Cafe is just too painful to contemplate on a Friday at lunchtime. With that in mind, some suggestions for alternative lunch plans. Continue reading

Do it tonight: Icarus and Aria

It'll be just like that movie you loved as a teenager, except with people you know and way awesomer.

There are a few things that the Kenyon theatre scene considers a pretty big deal. One of them is any mainstage faculty-directed show; only three go up each year, they receive the coveted space of the Bolton Theater and they get the biggest budgets. Another of them is Assistant Professor of Drama Kevin Rich, who has won the hearts and minds of every single drama major and some stray English majors with little effort since he arrived at Kenyon less than two years ago.

So when I say that this weekend’s big theatrical production is a mainstage show directed by Kevin Rich, now you know just how exciting that is. Kirk Wood Bromley’s Icarus and Aria is a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, set in urban Phoenix, Ariz. but still written in verse. Icarus and Aria are played by Hector Marrero ’15 and Faith Servant ’13, respectively, while 19 other students fill out numerous other roles.

Icarus and Aria goes up tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in the Bolton Theater. Reserve tickets at the Bolton Box Office (740-427-5546) or show up and try your luck. This is one show you really don’t want to miss.

Kenyon College of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Those of us at Harry Potter trivia last night will never forget this number.

Happy Harry Potter Day, Kenyon. The administration has mandated that seniors are Gryffindors, juniors are Ravenclaws, sophomores are Hufflepuffs and first years are Slytherins, but I encourage you to throw off these oppressive shackles and select the house you find most suitable for yourself. (If you’re unsure, Hufflepuff is the best. We’re particularly good finders.)

Complete schedule of Harry Potter Day events below the jump. When in doubt, remember our motto: Nugent dormiens nunquam titillandus. Continue reading