BLOG OFF: Hamblett ’24 vs. Brown ’23

We like to stay pretty competitive here at The Thrill, and a Blog Off is one way we can definitively prove that one of us is objectively a better blogger (dare we say, a better person). So we leave it to you, the reader, to decide in a blind taste test who is really better as we square off on various topics. This time around, we have sophomore Brooke Brown and first-year Isla Hamblett battling it out RE: Which virtual learning platform is superior? Zoom or Google Meet? Who will come out on top? Only you can decide.

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Want to Write for The Thrill? You’ve Still Got a Chance!


Who wouldn’t want to be one of us? (Don’t answer that.)

Alright, folks. We get it. You’re busy. Deadlines are hard. So we’re showing some mercy and extending the deadline for our writer applications by a week — if you turn it in by this Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon, you’ll still be eligible to become part of our elite team. Click here for the details of how to apply.

10 o’clock list: 5 Reasons to Write for The Thrill


You may have heard around the ol’ water cooler that Thrill applications are due tomorrow. If you’re on the fence about applying, this list might just seal the deal — the life of an unpaid college blogger is a glamorous one, but somebody’s got to live it.

1. You learn to take criticism. Working for The Thrill is like an intensive writing workshop, only instead of a cuddly, cardigan-clad professor who returns your story covered in gently-phrased suggestions to “expand the scope of your narrative”, you’re being evaluated by a legion of anonymous strangers who can’t believe you wrote Philander Chase was born in 1776 when it was actually 1775 what is the matter with you this is basically a hate crime. (Just kidding. Mostly. We love our commenters!) Continue reading