Ghost Adventures Kenyon: Old K

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My name is Mia Fox. I never believed in ghosts until I came face to face with one. So I set out on a quest to capture what I once saw video. With no big camera crews following us around, I am joined only by fellow investigator Becca Allen and our equipment tech Jenna Bouquot. The three of us will travel to some of the most highly active paranormal locations on campus where we will spend maybe thirty minutes or so being locked down.

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These are our Ghost Adventures.

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Battle of the Brews: Beers on Campus

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The young ladies getting ready for the pageant!

As some of you may know, our very own Kenyon College was recently named one of the most underrated party schools in the nation. You might scroll through that article and wonder, “What? My tiny sanctuary on-top-a hill has been misconstrued to be a grimy dunghole where drunken miscreants go on with their shenanigans?!” The answer to that question is, yes! And we here at The Thrill have taken on the responsibility of taste-testing the four beers you’re most likely to stumble upon in said grimy dungholes all about campus. Given that this weekend holds not one, not two, but three all-campus fiestas, it only makes sense that you study up now.

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Beer and Snack Pairings

(via davisbeerweek.com) There’s more to life than Natty Light, babe.

If there’s one thing I like almost as much as studying, it’s drinking beer and eating snacks. I guess that’s two things, but if you do them at the same time, it should probably count as one thing, right? Now, really, you can mix and match almost any beer with almost any snack and you’re going to be having a pretty good time, but here are some recommendations from me to you for a gourmet experience straight from the Village Market:

  • IPA and Hot Cheetos: Hoppiness, which is largely responsible for an IPA’s strong flavor and bitterness, is a great match for the spiciness of Hot Cheetos, as it will be able to hold its own against them. (I’m kind of biased because I’m from Maryland, but I highly recommend a Flying Dog IPA, perhaps Raging Bitch).

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10 o’clock list: 5 Kenyon Kocktails You Just GOTTA Try Today

"Listen, man! I'm not going to jail for you, or ENYBODY." (via netflix.com)

Listen, man! I’m not going to jail for you, or AINYBODY! (via netflix.com)

We’re more than halfway through the school year, and chances are that you’re getting pretty tired of your usual beverage selection, whether it be your standard Wiggins order, your usual post-KAC smoothie of choice, or that cup of half-beer-half-foam you and your three best friends had to throw elbows for while waiting in line for 15 minutes at a registered party. But never fear, friends; I have just the thing to shake yourself free from that thick, crusty mantle of fatigue and self-loathing that inevitably seems to cover our bodies every year, come mid-February.

Your prayers have been answered in liquid form, through the list of Kenyon Kocktails chronicled below. 50% recipe, 50% experiential-emotional scavenger hunt, and 100% time-sensitive, these drinks are all exclusive to and evocative of life on the Hill right now, so go ahead and enjoy these seasonal specialties while you can!

1. The Middle Path Mudslide. Even more fun/dangerous than adding caffeine and chocolate to hard liquor, this drink is exactly what it sounds like. Equal parts wet dirt, slush, and feelings of regret for placing fashion over function when choosing your winter boots, this drink can easily be taken to the next level with just a dash of split blood, paired with an overwhelming sense of schadenfreude as you watch someone go down HARD in front of Gund Gallery. And if you’re still looking for more, a garnish can easily be created by crushing up some shoe pebbles to put all around that rim-rim-rim-rim.

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The Friday Ketchup

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Hey. Its about that time again. Condiment time. Its been a week so it’s here again. I missed seeing you guys, and I hope it was a good week full of great times. It’s the Friday Ketchup. (Not to be confused with the Monday Catchup. Clarity. The Thrill is about CLARITY.)

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The Chemistry of Brewing: A Student Perspective

Associate Professor of Chemistry James Keller (via bulletin.kenyon.edu)

Kenyon students are no strangers to unique academic experiences. It’s surprisingly easy to come across a course description that makes you scratch your head a little bit while perusing the searchable schedule, and we’ve all heard zany stories through the grapevine. Today, we bring you an inside look at a very unique independent study course in the Chemistry department (restricted to seniors, of course) entitled “Chemistry of Brewing” and taught by Associate Professor of Chemistry James Keller. Sure, the notion of gathering a group of seniors and focusing on beer calls to mind some not quite so educational and productive scenarios, but don’t be too quick to judge this class by its content. I got a chance to chat with Tamsin McDonagh ’15 and Kevin Pan ’15 about their experiences taking the course and found there is more to it than meets the eye.

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