Let’s Celebrate No Shave November

The city of Copenhagen celebrates Movember each year by decorating their city buses. Pretty cool, huh?

An autumn chill is in the air, the trees are shedding their leaves and as we turn the calendar pages, it comes the time of year to celebrate that time-honored tradition: No-Shave November (or Movember, depending on who you ask).

Not sure if you readers know, but a single organization actually spearheaded the No-Shave November movement. Movember, a global charity founded in 2004, asks men each year to preserve their mustaches in November. This isn’t just for fun, explains the organization on their website, “through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.”

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Do It Tonight: Spring Dance Concert

Courtesy of Kora Radella

Courtesy of Kora Radella

As the semester winds down, you should be taking every opportunity to get some culture – before it’s too late, and you’re trapped inside the library for the rest of next week. Why not go to the Spring Dance Concert?

  • What: Spring Dance Concert
  • When: Tonight, May 2, and tomorrow, May 3, 2013, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Where: Bolton Theater

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10 o’clock list: Sexiest Sculptures on Campus

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All around us, the days are getting more beautiful, the prospective students are swarming, and the freshmen are planning this weekend’s “shocking” outfits. However, some things never change, even as the seasons do.  The art around Kenyon is omnipresent, and frankly, kinda sexy. This week, I’m ranking the sexiest public artworks on campus. Continue reading

Inside The Artist’s Sketchbook: Cat Raynor ’15

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Cat Raynor, ’15.

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The artist in her natural habitat.

I met Cat in the library, which was unusual, as I almost never seen her outside of Horvitz. I realized immediately that I had never seen Cat’s doodle style, so I asked her for a page from her notes. She handed me this:

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“Unicorns are my go-to doodle, because unicorns are my spirit animal… I draw unicorns in all of my classes.”

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10 o’clock List: 5 Ways to Artfully Avoid Someone on Middle Path

Ugh, it's RADNOR!!

Ugh, it’s RADNOR!!

One of these days, the sun will finally come out in Ohio, and spring will arrive. Students will flock to South Quad to day-drink, take their Peirce meals on the lawn, and some jerks will even bring out their guitars. Until that day comes, however, the majority of our social interactions at Kenyon will take place indoors. The notable exception to this rule is the Middle Path encounter.

Guys, social interaction is hard. As noted in last night’s list, awkward encounters are waiting around every corner. There is very little worse that can happen in a day at Kenyon (for me, anyway) than a terrifying Middle Path meeting. Beyond the daily crises (at what distance do I acknowledge that I’ve seen them? How far apart should we be before I say something? etc, etc) there are certain people on campus who you do NOT want to talk to, and oh my god they’re heading your way right now. Quick! What do you do?

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The Thrill x The Sims 3

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Several weeks ago, co-Editor-in-Chief Spencer Kaye came to me and asked me to play the Sims for him. Specifically, he wanted me to make an avatar of each Thrill editor, place them in a house together, and see what they got up to. Other than writing for a blog, making videos of ourselves, and sending self-important text messages to each other, watching cartoon versions of ourselves is what really gets our egos going. I couldn’t help but feel my entire life had been leading up to this moment. I LOVE the Sims. I spent far more time with my Sims than with other people when I was a kid.

Turns out, the Sims 3 has all these awesome customizable features, so I was especially excited to sit down and attempt to Sim-ify my co-bloggers. Several crises arose: The registration code wouldn’t work, the saved games are computer specific, so I lost all my progress, and there is no option to give a Sim braces. But despite all this, I am happy to present to you the Thrill Family. Because you know what’s more fun playing The Sims? Watching someone play The Sims.  Continue reading