Meet a PC: Isabella Bird-Muñoz ’18

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Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Isabella Bird-Muñoz, ’17.  Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806.

1. Cats or Dogs?

Cats. I love dogs, but I grew up with cats so I’m biased. Every time I see a cat I just have this visceral reaction where I’m like, “I must love you.” Continue reading

10 o’clock list: 5 Sentence Starters to Avoid During Parents’ Weekend

“Anyways, he was all like ‘GUESS WHO BROUGHT ABSINTHE?!’ and that’s when things REALLY got crazy…”

Let’s face it, bud, there are going to be a lot of parents on campus this weekend. Whether or not yours are making the pilgrimage, it’s almost guaranteed that several of your peers will be towing their elders across campus for a while. That being said, you can’t just carry on with your typical rhetoric. Unless your parents are riding front row the Cool Train, you might want to censor a few of your usual conversation topics. So here’s the deal- if you blow an engine early on with a particularly noticeable gaffe, there’ll be nowhere for you to land safely. Starting your sentences strong is a good escape plan for later slip ups. Here are a few engine-blowers for you to avoid in your parental communication quest.

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10 o’clock list: Unexpected Theme Housing Applicants

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Did Beyoncé apply for theme housing?

The acceptance window for theme housing applications officially came to a close with the start of spring break. Those seeking to avoid the wrath of the housing lottery flocked to ResLife, bullshit in hand, rushing to submit their proposals before 4:30 p.m. While you may have heard about some of the more typical contenders, such as Outdoors House and French House, you probably haven’t heard about some of the more eccentric applicants. This may be because they don’t exist–but if they did, we would pull for them. Here’s a list of student groups that should not only exist, but would spice up the campus with theme housing.

  1. The Feral Cat House. Striving for excellence with a frisky state of mind, this group will not only facilitate informative cat massage lessons, but will also seek to raise awareness about feral cats through kitty cuisine, feline films, and knitting. Residents will forgo usage of typical bed arrangements in favor of sleeping in cat jungles. Continue reading

Philander’s Ball: High School Homecoming in Disguise

Ah, high-school dances, you never know when another is going to creep into your life.

Ah, high-school dances —  you never know when another is going to creep into your life.

For those of you who attended the ball this past weekend, you most likely felt a sense of déjà vu the minute you walked into the KAC. A gym. A dance where alcohol is prohibited. A date you probably didn’t want. Sound familiar? I bring you to your high school homecoming dance.

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A Guide for First-Years: How to Approach Juniors After Abroad

Afraid you won't find a new refined best friend who lived abroad?  Look no further!

Afraid you won’t find a new refined best friend who lived abroad? Look no further!

Welcome back, fellow First-Years!  We had refreshing winter breaks, and are ready to take on our second semester at Kenyon by storm. As cocky First-years, we think we own the school. We know where everything is located, know which places will always have the best party, and pretty much know how to get the perfect grilled cheese from the Panini press. However, this all changed Sunday night. We went to Peirce to have that celebratory welcome-back dinner with friends, and as we approached our usual tables we noticed something different. New people were sitting at our tables. Shocked and a little disoriented, we looked around Peirce and had the scary realization that these new people were everywhere.  Continue reading

The Monday Catchup: Finals Week Edition

Thousands have gathered in Ukraine's central square to protest the government's handling of a potential trade deal with the European Union.

Thousands have gathered in Ukraine’s central square to protest the government’s handling of a potential trade deal with the European Union.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while preparing to destroy your finals:

The Lead Story: On Sunday, the European Union suspended trade talks with Ukraine as tens of thousands of Ukrainian demonstrators protested their government’s handling of the potential deal. EU enlargement chief Stefan Fuele said the Ukrainian government’s arguments on terms of the deal had “no grounds in reality.”

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