Kenyon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Bathroom Experiences


photo credit: Kenyon Jank

Here at Kenyon, we all have bodies and all bodies need bathrooms. There are a lot of bathrooms on campus, some of which are nice and some of which are very scary. Most Kenyon students have a mental list of the bathrooms they like most and prioritize the patronage of those. However, even in the safest bathrooms, you can experience something that can chill you to the bone. These are their stories. 

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10 o’clock list: Top 5 Public Bathrooms on Campus

Tired of dragging yourself around campus, desperately seeking the best place to answer nature’s call? We’ve got you. Forget the Farr Hall bathroom and its sad, echoey hallway of doom. Forget Gund Gallery and its loud, scary automatic hand driers. Forget every injustice those other bathrooms have ever committed against you; don’t settle for anything less than the best. Check out which ones made the cut this year! [Ed. — We covered this highly newsworthy topic for the first time last February, but interestingly enough, the top 5 are completely different this time around. Bathroom beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.]

1. Timberlake House, for “The Conceptual Plant-Feather-Quill Thing in The Corner.”

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This is the weirdest, best bathroom object ever. Extra points for the free-standing toilet paper holder: that’s some Restoration Hardware-status home décor right there. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: The Five Worst People to Meet in the Bathroom

Just an average awkward bathroom moment.

The summer before my first year at Kenyon I had a long list of anxieties and fears about college and the great unknown. First on my list, underlined and highlighted (metaphorically of course) was bathroom etiquette. It turned out to be not nearly as frightening as I had thought, excluding the Caples bathtub showers that for some reason make me incredibly uneasy. Though the dorm bathroom is no longer the backdrop against which my nightmares take place, there are still a couple of people you might want to avoid before entering.  Continue reading

Bathroom Oddities

Ladies, you can all stop worrying because I finally found the tampons WITHOUT pins.

We may have a victorious football team and swanky new buildings, but there is one aspect of Kenyon campus life that truly shows our twisted underbelly: the bathrooms. After attending Kenyon for a little over a year, I’ve run across some strange stuff (see above). Check out more oddities after the jump!

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10 o’clock list: Top Bathrooms on Campus

Photo by Rama via Wikimedia Commons

Nobody wants to hear about it, and that’s why I’m here to talk about it. Below you will find a list of what I consider to be the best (public) restrooms on campus … keep ’em in mind the next time nature calls!

1. Farr Hall — Perfectly located between North and South, the bathroom on the first floor of Farr is the Mason-Dixon line of pit stops. Bonus points for the two additional bathrooms in the basement outside WKCO.

2. First floor Chalmers — I’m not talking about the atrium, but rather down by the classrooms in the basement. At first, those bathrooms seem super awkward, since there’s only one stall inside, but in fact you can lock the main bathroom door and have super privacy.

See the rest after the jump.

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