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 dreamstime.com)

He’s here to win. Are you? (via dreamstime.com)

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?

IT’S TIME TO GET OVER YOURSELF.

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

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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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PSA: Wine and Weed Can Knock You the Hulk Out

image via goodreads saving ur dang life via the Thrill

Yeah, I know. You’ve had Beer & Sex, and you, like me and every other member of the Kenyon student body, went to every meeting, memorized everything your Beer & Sex advisors said, and have ever since then been living a responsible and uneventful life, especially in regards to substances. That’s super great and I’m real proud of us. Continue reading