Ideas I Gave My Roommate for Her Stop-Motion Animation Projects


Spoiler Alert: She didn’t take any of them! Not out of lack of love or trust, but just because they fell short of her vision, artistically speaking. Stop-motion animation is, perhaps, one of the most difficult artistic crafts in the movie and art-making game, which is why I am so utterly impressed that some of my fellow compatriots are making fantastic feature short films from what we know as the cradle of civilization, Gambier, OH. How these studio art kids find artistic (divine?) inspiration in this tiny town is frankly beyond me. So of course, I gotta take some type of crack at it! God, this might be for a pretty niche audience but I think it’s working. Continue reading

Dear Class of 2021


Dear Incoming Member of the Class of 2021,

You will not meet me your Orientation week. I won’t hold open the doors of the library for you. I will not be at your first a capella concert. In the next four years you may walk the same steps as I did, your favorite VI meal may be the same as mine, and you may live in the rooms I lived. These four years will not be the best years of your life, and they will not be the worst. But they will change you and make you into the person you are meant to become. I didn’t want advice when I entered Kenyon, but as I leave I want to give some semblance of advice to you.

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5 Thrill Posts to Get You Through Your First Semester

Hey First Years! Nervous about your first semester? Need some guidance? Well, look no further than The Kenyon Thrill! We’ve compiled a list of helpful stuff we’ve written over the years that will help you survive this stressful time, so go on! Have a gander!

Welcome to Kenyon: Advice and Musings From Upperclassmen – A great post featuring lots of different advice from people who have been around the block a time or two. Continue reading

From “Low Key” to “High Key”: How to Reclaim Your Mojo and Knock Life Down a Peg

He's here to win. Are you? (via

He’s here to win. Are you? (via

Do you feel like garbage? Have you neglected your friends and family in favor of self-loathing? Do you have an overused app on your phone that simply plays a sad trombone sound effect? Have spoonfuls of peanut butter been the entirety of your diet for the past 24-48 hours?


You know, I used to be like you. I used to be a sad, strange little man worthy only of pity. I used to spend my days moping in bed, weeping heavily over that one episode of It’s Always Sunny when Charlie and Dee kiss.  I used to sit and watch life pass me by.

I get it. Trust me, I do. But you know as well as I do that it’s TIME FOR CHANGE.

Get ready for your life to flip upside down.

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10 o’clock List: Kenyon Specfic Life Hacks


Three years into the school year and you think you’ve got it all figured out… there’s a seating chart to Old Side and Peirce at noon is a lot like hell on earth – what more is there to know? Lots. There is much wisdom that hath yet to be imparted unto you. #yourewelcome.

1. Keep yourself preoccupied so as to not think about the inevitability of a slow descent into atrophy. The universe is unwinding, your cells vibrating at a speed you cannot comprehend; the night calls you to sleep but you do not have to listen. Keep your eyes open, keep your mind busy, you do not have to succumb, not yet. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

The original caption of this photo was “Life Hack: Put pancake batter in a ketchup bottle for a no-mess experience”, but I think I’m just gonna change it to “death hack: condiments-for-ghosts.jpg” (via Pinterest)

This week, we checked in with our “readers” (aka people at Sunday brunch who may/may not read the Thrill) about how it’s been goin’ lately. We asked them to sum up their morning, their weekend, their year so far at Kenyon in just a few quick words. Here’s what they gave us:

Feeling good! The weather’s great right now.

I’m feelin’ real P.O’d because both the butter and the cream cheese in Peirce were actually just both butter, so I literally covered my bagel sandwich in butter.

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