Hey all, hope you’re having a fantastic start to the semester. The weather’s been nice enough, the pizza at Peirce has been dope, and the hills are alive with the sound of music. What more can you ask for? Well, before you answer that, I have what you’ve been looking for – the newest edition of the Adventures of D-Cat, the series where we pop into the world of Sims and see what our lovely president has been up to.
Hey fam! I’ve been in Dublin for the last couple of months now. It’s such a lovely city and has been such a privilege to study abroad here. Even more so than at Kenyon, it means that I’m extremely independent for the first time in my life having to cook for myself, buying my own dishes, and needing to -gasp- buy my own toilet paper. Of course, because I’m a hot mess of a person, this means that I’ve been reliant on google more so than ever. Segues are not my area of expertise, so without further ado here are some of my google searches that provided me with life-saving advice.
You may recall that a couple of years ago, the Thrill premiered a new, fresh feature entitled The Adventures of D-Cat. We followed him through his adventures through graveyards and then through his time at university. And now, we welcome the return of a new and updated D-Cat aka I got Sims 4 over the summer and I wanted an excuse to play it. Continue reading
This year, we are thrilled to welcome Michael Muhammad Knight who is teaching in Kenyon’s Religious Studies department. He recently received his doctorate and came to Kenyon to teach several classes, including Classical Islam and a seminar on Muhammad. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Professor Knight and chat with him.
Professor Knight’s research primarily focuses on textual representations of the Prophet. He is particularly interested in looking at the pre-modern sources on Muhammad with new lenses, such as theories of gender and body. In the past, he has written several memoirs and books, though he is not focused on any right now. He has several different projects that are moving along at different speeds. Continue reading
Laura Phillips ’19I got this tat the day I turned 18, mainly because it was the best rebellion my all-girls Catholic high school mind could fathom. My best friend and I, having the same birthday, met up at this mediocre shop in the center of Portland and told them to have at it. We gave them an idea of what we wanted, of course, but didn’t think about it long enough to have it truly mean anything.Fast forward to this past summer — I am living in a tent in the Sierra mountains, working maybe the worst job I will ever have, and, despite it all, growing in a way I never have before. This summer I learned about friendship and hardship and taking chances. This summer I learned about comfort and discomfort and the little things. This summer, I learned about love — of myself and of others — and the Sierras gave that to me.No, I did not know what this little mountain range on my wrist meant when I got it, but I sure do now.
Larry David is a national treasure and I will fight you on that. Everything he says is genius and should be written down into a tome to be treated as a biblical text. This is why I have compiled a list of his quotes to get you through the rest of the year.
- “Let’s go upstairs and all get under the covers and cry.” – We survived the winter, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Soon it’ll be finals and we’ll all being miserable again. Enjoy happiness while it lasts!