WE CALLED IT: Halloween Costume Contest 2020 RESULTS!!!

Now that that OTHER contest everyone was focused on this week has finally been called, we can proudly announce the results of our annual costume contest!

Congrats to all of our contestants. You kept the spirit alive. You may not request a recount.

CONTESTANTS (in no particular order):

Ava Gruskoff ’23 and Sam Hafetz ’23: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile on the cover of collaborative album Lota Sea Lice

Griffin Crump ’24: Plague Doctor

Donny Long ’23: The Dude from Big Lebowski

Dannie Lane ’22: Soybean STALK-er

Sklyer Lesser-Roy ’22: Cam Jensen, child detective

Margaux Harrington ’24 and Kit Ross ’24: Robin Sparkles and Robin Daggers

Caleb Newman, Ruby Rosenfeld, Yana Honcharuk, Lauren Childs, Maddie Friday, and Jack McClellan, all ’24: The Scooby Gang, with The Mystery Machine (Caleb), Velma (Ruby), Daphne (Yana), Fred (Lauren), Shaggy (Maddie), and Scooby Doo (Jack)

AND THE WINNER IS….

CAM JANSEN, CHILD DETECTIVE!

Our winner will recieve a whopping $25 gift card to the Kenyon Bookstore, reedemable in person or online! Congratulations!!!

And finally, a costumes from our Editorial Staff, who were ineligible for the contest but still wanted to show off their looks.

Ellie Melick ’21 and Alum: Jeff Winger and Britta Perry as Ricky Nightshade, Rock ‘n Roll Magician, and Female Assistant

The Monday Catchup 11/09/20

Wow! So election week was pretty crazy, huh? The whole experience was honestly very on-brand for 2020. It dragged on for far too long, emotions somehow managed to run high while also instilling that deep-seated numbness and feeling of dread that we’ve come to know so well, and there were a shit ton of MAPS. So many maps. And while I could talk about how HISTORIC and GROUND BREAKING this election was, I’m going to talk to you all about my new appreciation for maps, and more particularly, map guys, and even more particularly, Steve Kornacki.

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The Monday Catchup 11/2/20

Halloween 2020 is in the books! Woo! I hope you all stayed safe while being spooky!!! Did you??? Did you stay safe??? Let’s not forget there’s a full-ass pandemic going on!!! Because it seems like a lot of people out there had some sort of mental lapse and thought it was okay to party with lots of friends just because a fun holiday rolled around. Now that’s scary, and NOT scary in a good way. Scary in a bad way. Don’t do that. Stop.

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Secret Halloween: November 1st

Hello readers. I imagine that most of you will be reading this the day after All Hallows’ Eve, long after the ghosts and ghouls have departed. “Rats” you may be thinking to yourself, “If only I could have made more of last night. My fright and scare levels aren’t nearly where they should be.” Well do I have news for you, dear reader. For years, I have been celebrating a bonus holiday, known only to a select few. With this one weird trick, I have circumvented the post-pumpkin blues. And you can too, by celebrating Secret Halloween with me.

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The Monday Catchup 10/26/20

Happy Halloweek y’all. Let’s get spooky.

This weekend I bought pumpkins for my household– a pumpkin specifically chosen to evoke the vibes of each of my friends. It was a fun and wildly illuminating exercise, walking through the piles and piles of pumpkins at my local farm. There were far too many types to choose from: we’re talking classic orange ones, yellow ones with prickly stems, squat gray ones, rotund tannish ones, stripey black and yellow ones, teeny tiny white ones, small white ones with long twirly stems, speckled orange and white ones, and even some sort of mysterious dark green ones. Frankly? An overwhelming selection. I ended up limiting myself to small ones, both for the sake of my budget and to save my indecisive brain from exploding under the pressure of too many choices.

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