Coming Out via Twitter, G-Chat, and the Kim K Game

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There are many ways to come out to your friends and family.  Some of them involve sitting down and talking to your family.  However, that’s boring.  Why do that when you can either accidentally come out to people or come up with inventive ways to do so?

  • My favorite way that I’ve came out to someone was when I accidentally came out to my Grandma and Aunt on Twitter.  So, basically, I forgot that Twitter wasn’t just me shouting into the void and tweeted something about Hillary Clinton being the candidate who cared about LGBT equality and thus me.  A couple of days later, my Grandma replied to the tweet saying she loved me and supported me.  A couple of minutes after that, my Aunt texted me with a similar message.  I wasn’t sure how to respond and was kind of overwhelmed, so I didn’t respond to them right away.  When I did, I opened with, “This isn’t how I imagined coming out to the family, but…” Continue reading
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Meet an SMA: Nathan Durham ’17

The Thrill spotlights a Sexual Misconduct Advisor regularly to raise awareness about the resources available to survivors of sexual assault. Remember, the SMAs are subordinate to the Counseling Center, so anything you tell them is kept confidential. They also have an anonymous hotline you can call if you need assistance: 740-358-1544. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help. Today, we’re featuring Nathan Durham, a  Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies double major, from Atlanta, Georgia.

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Mom Texts: Texts from a Mom, Vol. 3

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Mama Julez had a lot to say during the Democratic Debate

Moms. They love us and take care of us.  But one thing they can’t do is send normal texts that can’t be made fun of in some way.  That’s right.  It’s time for this year’s first installment of Mom Texts!  It’s our recurring feature where we examine the texts of my own mother and some of her fellow moms.

  • “I had a dream that you turned into candy corn. Tell me you are human… please.” – This one comes from the mother of Joey Chimes ’19, one of our new writers.  This would indeed be a scary dream for a mom to have about her kid, so I sympathize with her.  I would not want my kids to become candy corn!
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Kenyon Ghost Stories

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In preparation for Halloween, we’ve compiled some of your spooky tales over the last couple of years.  Are our classmates pulling our legs or have some had real supernatural encounters?  You decide!

Amanda Holme ’16:

Earlier this year, I was walking back one night after a long day at the library.  It was just starting to get dark, so I didn’t notice at first this weird creature in the distance in a tree, making a cat-like noise.  I squinted at it but it was definitely not a cat – it was too small and its ears were too long.  If I’m being totally honest, it looked like a weird squirrel and rabbit hybrid.  I didn’t want to get to close to it, so I snapped a picture to show people and fled the scene. Continue reading

Indigenous Nations at Kenyon, a Conversation with Yohanna Ewing ’16

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In an effort to highlight some of the many different groups on campus, we asked Yohanna Ewing ’16 about Indigenous Nations at Kenyon and what this organization does on campus and how she got involved with them.

What kind of work does Indigenous Nations do on campus?

Indigenous Nations at Kenyon cultivates discussion on Native American issues between Native and non-Native students. This is carried out in our biweekly Sunday meetings at 2:00 pm in Lentz House as well as events throughout the year such as Native American Heritage Month.

 

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A Host and Prospie Reunited

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Nell’s and Sarah’s reunion was very reminiscent of the four Hobbits reuniting in Rivendell (via photobucket.com)

Last fall, Sarah Jensen ’18 decided to sign up to host prospective students.  One of these prospies, Nell Conover ’19, ended up coming to Kenyon.  They’ve ended up as friends, so I decided to reach out to them and ask a few questions about the time they’ve spent together last year and now this year as peers.  We sat in the library atrium and chatted for a while. Continue reading