Starter Packs for the Mods

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This post was co-written by Colleen Kemp ’20 and Sarah Hoffmann ’20.

Ah, to have a library. Somewhere to study, sleep, nap, slumber, doze off, daydream, nightdream, and flirt with the 1,661 other people wearing rolled jeans and oxford Docs. And to think that, as a senior, I’ll never be able to again experience the supreme joy of a periodicals lap or a truly quiet study space! For me, it’ll always be mods all the way down. To commemorate/mourn this grim reality, here are some starter packs for the physical embodiments of Kenyon’s evil stepmother, the modular units.

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Weekend Drink: Keeping It All in the Family Bourbon Milk Punch

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Double, double, McPoyle and trouble! Looking for a way to up your calcium intake and get frisky to ring in February? Well, search no further! Weekend Drink is back, and this week we are serving up a Bourbon Milk Punch that will get you to make out with your favorite cousin.

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Kenyon Kats (the Movie Musical) Edits

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Ever heard of T. S. Eliot? Of course you have, because you go to Kenyon College where–along with the pineapple–literature, and poetry, are main ingredients in the sweet and sour chicken. And being the big fan of T. S, Eliot that you are, the way you find your true bliss is when you reflect on his work: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats turned into Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981, Cats the musical, adapted into a direct-to video film in 1998, adapted into Tom Hopper’s 2019 feature film, turned into this article: Kenyon Kats Edits.

We brought you punk Kenyon, so it was only a matter of time we did something not nearly as good. Here is what some of our admins and alumni would look like if they starred in the age-old classic Kats.

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Thrill Seniors Reminisce: Pipe Cats, Mitski, Jon Hamm and Other Things

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The year was 2016, the Zika virus was afoot, Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Olympics, Kim Kardashian was actually robbed at gunpoint in Paris, and the class of 2020 settled into life at Kenyon. It may have only been around 4 years ago, but life was different and the time is ripe for us to lotion up our liver spots, pop in our orthopedic shoes, and chomp down on our dentures, as we reminisce about back in the day…

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How to Survive Your “Collaborative” Final Project

Okay, so your professor is trying to be ~hip~ and ~non-traditional~ and has assigned a “collaborative” final project. Don’t panic. Even though your grade now hinges on other, likely incompetent, people, you must remember to stay calm. Here are some steps to combat the inevitable feelings of dread, frustration, and anxiety.

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The Psychic Sessions

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Exciting news! Recently I’ve discovered that I have psychic powers! Now you may be thinking, “wow, how’d you find that out?” or “that sounds like a lie you made up for attention.” I assure you, however, these abilities are very real. Why else would my brain echo with screams from one thousand unseen mouths? Continue reading