First Years React: Deb Ball 2016

Deb Ball is a right of passage rarely talked about but deeply experienced. The things you see can never be unseen–and the first time you do it is always for the books. We asked our new (first-year) writers to reflect on their time.

“Deb Ball was the first Kenyon event I’ve been to that necessitated a shower after arriving back at my dorm. Getting into bed glazed with the sweat of my classmates wouldn’t have been the clean, adult thing to do. Overall, the night was solid. I spent most of Deb Ball accumulating secondhand body glitter and trying not to stare at people making out. The live music was definitely a plus and I plan on returning next year, looking less like a 12 year boy dressed in his older brother’s clothes than I did.”-Annie Blackman

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The Monday Catchup


Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: The Islamic State continues operations in Libya as it released a video that purports to show the execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. This is the second mass execution of Christians in Libya this year.

Coming up, a deal between Pakistan and China, terror related arrests in the United States, Lily for Target, an immigration tragedy, and more. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup



Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were relaying and enjoying the fine spring weather:

The lead story: In an unsurprising but long-awaited move, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president on Sunday. The former Senator, Secretary of State and First Lady joins Republicans Rand Paul and Ted Cruz on the trail for 2016.

Coming up: Riots in Brazil, a tiff between Turkey and the Vatican, Cuban relations, and Chinese hackers, but first check out a review of the premiere of season five of Game of ThronesContinue reading