So You Forgot Something: Where to Find It

Forget something? Never fear!

Forget something? Never fear!

So you’re now all moved in, and the parents are leaving soon. Your first year is starting and your room is all set up with everything you could need this year. But wait, you forgot something! Here is a list of items you may have forgotten, and where to get them the cheapest.

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The Monday Catchup

Despite a number of Supreme Court rulings, most recently in 2012, many juveniles have received automatic life sentences for their crimes.

Despite a number of Supreme Court rulings, most recently in 2012, many juveniles have not been able to have their life sentences removed.

Welcome back! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: In 2010 and 2012 the Supreme Court ruled against giving mandatory life sentences to juveniles, suggesting they often deserved a chance at redemption. The Court’s ruling has affected the outcome of many cases since then but some states have been slow to re-hear life sentence cases. Reports The New York Times:

But most states have taken half measures, at best, to carry out the rulings, which could affect more than 2,000 current inmates and countless more in years to come, according to many youth advocates and legal experts.

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10 o’clock list: Things I Would Buy With the $300 From the CDO Contest

Furniture not included

Furniture not included

As you might have already learned from the allstu, the Career Development Office is holding a contest. The prize: a $300 Amazon Gift Card. That’s right: $300 to spend on anything you want from Amazon. Maybe your order will even be delivered to you by drone. $300 is a lot of money, and you wouldn’t want to waste it on anything stupid, so I’ve compiled this handy list of some awesome products you can buy on Amazon for $300.

  1. An outdoor playhouse. Skip the housing lottery next year by taking your living arrangements into your own hands! Protip: don’t just park this crazy-cool crib in a permanent location. Skip the walk to class by camping out by the academic buildings! Going to a party on the other end of campus? Drop this baby outside and be warm in bed afterwards while your friends are walking home in the cold. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

This drone could arrive at your doorstep any day now (not really), so long as you live near an Amazon fulfillment center.

This drone could arrive at your doorstep any day now (not really), so long as you live near an Amazon fulfillment center.

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

The Lead Story: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced last night on CBS’s 60 Minutes that the company was experimenting with same-day delivery by drone. Ideally, according to Bezos, the service would deliver products under 5lbs to consumers within 10 miles of one of the company’s distribution centers. If you live near one of these blue or red dots, you could theoretically receive an Amazon package by drone if the service existed today. FYI, the closest distribution center (they’re actually called “fulfillment centers,” oddly) to Kenyon is in Cincinnati, so we’re out of luck for now. Oh, and the FAA hasn’t approved drones for commercial use yet.

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The Monday Catchup

Philippine typhoon

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

The Lead Story: A typhoon struck the Philippines on Saturday, taking more than 10,000 souls in its wake. This had led to widespread looting in Tacloban — one of the worst hit cities — and reports of delays in relief aid. These are the organizations heading up relief.

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The Monday Catchup

Amazon

Amazon warehouses: the waiting room of your material needs. (via niemanlabs.com)

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were getting your hair cut over break:

The Lead Story: Today is Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year. After dropping over $1 billion on Black Friday, shoppers are expected by many to spend around $1.5 billion on the web today. Here’s a guide to the ins and outs of the digital holiday.

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Kenyon Alumnus Assists with New Bob Marley Documentary

(Via webinknow.com)

On Friday, Apr. 20 (how apt), the new film documentary Marley on reggae superstar Bob Marley was released across most of the U.S.

Kenyon alumnus David Meerman Scott ’83 had an integral role in its conception.

On September 23, 1980, then Kenyon sophomore Scott traveled to Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, PN to attend what would be Bob Marley’s last show. Scott was the only audience member to take pictures of the concert.

Read the full story and watch an exclusive Marley trailer after the jump.

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