How to Be a Person: Cleaning Up your Lady Beetles

SWARMS ARE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING SO THIS WAS HARD TO POST (via iastate.edu)

SWARMS ARE ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING SO THIS WAS HARD TO POST (via iastate.edu)

This post was co-authored by Gracie Potter ’17, Jack Quigley ’16 and Molly Narkis ’17.

Do you feel itchy most of the time? Are you constantly cold and sweaty? Does it feel like bugs are crawling all over your exposed skin? If you don’t have a drug problem, you’re probably just terrified of Asian Lady Beetles. It’s no secret that this campus suffers from an extreme infestation; nearly everyone has found at least one of these little bug-bugs all up in their biz-nass at some point or another. Not to worry, though! These creepy crawlies are easily dealt with if you know the right techniques. A few of our editors have teamed up in order to share their most effective beetle eradication strategies.

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10 o’clock list: Worst Things About Fall at Kenyon

We hear so much these days about how beautiful Kenyon is. In fact, if you Google image search Kenyon College, almost everything that comes up is a picturesque scene of happy students walking through Middle Path in autumn, leaves fluttering around them as they stroll merrily to their dorm, a fringed scarf draped casually and stylishly around their neck. But is Kenyon really as idyllic in fall as our pamphlets and tour guides claim? Aren’t there those little things about Fall that really just get to you? Luckily for you, I am here to ruin your beautiful Kenyon autumn. Here are the worst things about Kenyon in the fall:

  1. Weddings — Everyone wants to be married in Kenyon in fall because it’s so damn pretty, and much as you might like admiring the wedding dresses/bridesmaids and the  joy radiating from the truly in-love as they celebrate the happiest day of their life, they are seriously hogging Middle Path, and worse, New Side. We all know the best part of weddings is the open bar, so what better way to make us resent them than to take up an ENTIRE hall in our one dining hall on campus and then deny us their cocktails? Besides, who wouldn’t want drunken college students slurping up Shirley Temples and grinding like it’s an Old Kenyon party? Continue reading