PSA to the Raccoon Who Keeps Chewing Through the Power Lines

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Please stop. I get it: there aren’t a lot of things for a city fella like you to do in this village. I feel the same way. And I understand how tired you probably are of the repetition of Papa Johns and Keystone in the campus trashcans. Variance is important for a diet like yours. Continue reading

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Weekend Drink: The Blackout

Wasn't this fun?

Wasn’t this fun?

To all our of-age readers…

The power’s back on, but you can recapture the pitch-black magic of last night with this recipe.

Track down the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. blackberry brandy
  • 1/4 oz. lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. sugar syrup

Shake ingredients and strain into a shot glass. Enjoy responsibly (don’t black out while you Blackout post-blackout).

Do it today: Lords Football vs. Denison

This is it. This is the day. This is the Lords’ last regulation game of the year. But the season could go on. They could very well head to the conference championships, if this happens:

  • Kenyon (5-1 in the NCAC) defeats Denison (3-3 in the NCAC)
  • Either Ohio Wesleyan or Wittenberg (both also 5-1 in the NCAC) lose

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Hold onto your hats, Kenyon: How to Survive a Blackout

Kenyon’s not exactly known for its stability in the face of wind — current seniors will remember the great blackout of September 2008 and the T-shirts it spawned, and we tend to have at least one notable blackout each year.

If the way the leaves are rapidly enveloping my apartment is any indication, the power flicker that took place 50 minutes ago (according to my still-blinking clock radio) may be only the beginning. The College is pretty used to handling blackouts by now, but there are some basic rules of preparation in case of a serious power outage.

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