Another year, another Halloweekend (or two, really) over and gone. You hang up your Freudian slip costume and gaze forlornly at it, whispering, “See you next year, old friend.” But wait! It doesn’t have to be over yet! There is still time to submit your costume to the Kenyon Thrill’s costume contest and win a sweet prize.
For the second year in a row, we were fortunate enough to have two Halloweekends, which means anywhere from two to seven opportunities to celebrate this spooky time. But, I mean is next weekend even a Halloweekend? Feels more like Mamma Miaweekend to me, but that’s probably because we celebrated too early. PEEPS Halloween kicked off spook week, so we asked our new first-year writers to reflect on their first Kenyon Halloween.
Hello Everyone! I’m sure that by now, you have all seen my email that I sent out to the entire school with no approval from anybody. Yes, my new club is finally taking off! It’s Kenyon Fight Club time!
Picture this: it is your second weekend on The Hill. You and your friends have just skillfully finessed your way into LAX NCA, where the music is loud, the heat is oppressive, and some sophomore is dry-heaving into a bag of Doritos. You stay for a few minutes — just long enough to acquaint yourself with the entire first floor of Gund — before receding back into the tepid womb that is your first-year dorm.
Upon waking up the next morning, you feel different. Perhaps, you suppose, you’re a changed woman — perhaps last night’s sweaty pilgrimage finally transformed you into the poised, self-sufficient, borderline emaciated Kenyon girl that you’ve always aspired to be.
As it turns out, you’ve just developed a massive ulcer.
We like to stay pretty competitive here at The Thrill, and a Blog Off is one way we can definitively prove that one of us is objectively a better blogger (dare we say, a better person). So we leave it to you, the reader, to decide in a blind taste test who is really better as we square off on various topics. This time around, we have Executive Editor, Jane Zisman ’20 and Staff Writer, Rebecca Kornman ’22 battling it out RE: Hot vs. Cold Meatloaf Sandwich from the market. Who will come out victorious? Only you can decide.
Friends, Kenyons, countrymen, Halloweekend is almost upon us. And that means you busy bees are working hard on your beautiful and unique Halloween costumes (you’re right, going as the check for 75 million is very original and funny). Well, before you go to Peeps Halloween or something and your slutty John Green costume becomes a vomit-crusted slutty John Green costume, take a picture and send it to us. That’s right baby: Thrill Halloween costume contest is back!