10 o’clock list: Five Things That Aren’t Just You, So It’s All Okay

PLEASE NO. JUST FIVE MORE MINUTES OF PROCRASTINATION.

Kenyon is small and there are always people around, but it is natural to feel like a plastic bag drifting on the wind, ready to start again. When you feel this feeling, perhaps it would help you to know that you are not the only one. There are certainly those things that seem like little “haha, fuck yous” that the Kenyon universe reserves for you and you alone. You slip in a mud puddle on Middle Path. You accidentally address your professor as “Dad” in passing, and then quietly curse the gods as you walk away from the interaction. We’re here to tell you that it’s not just you, in case that helps. You are not alone when:

1. You wake up and realize all the work you have been putting off has to get done today. That thing where you “Go to bed early” so that you can “Wake up early and do work”. Many students at Kenyon awoke to their alarms this morning, with a collective mental chorus of “…fuuuck.” Continue reading

Reminder: Keep Calm and Add/Drop

Git ‘er done.

I know everyone’s inboxes have been flooded with “ADD/DROP DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET ON IT! EVACUATE ALL THE SCHOOLCHILDREN, IT’S AN EMERGENCY!” emails, but I think it bears repeating — in calm and reasoned tones — that the deadline is tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. Take it from me, first-years and upperclassmen who haven’t yet experienced the unique agony of quietly ugly-crying in the registrar’s office — when they say “no extensions,” they mean it, so get those forms in ASAP. Good luck, one and all!