10 o’clock list: Things You Regret Writing in Your Kenyon Application

Couldn’t have said it better myself. (via diviantart.net)

So, because the people who will most closely relate to this article are Kenyon students, I’m going to go ahead and assume admissions thought your application was A-OK. But I’ll let you in on a secret – just because admissions ate it up doesn’t mean it was great, or even true.

It’s okay. We all have regrets. Care to commiserate? Keep reading.

  1. Your undying love for John Green, Nerdfighter status, or deep, soulful connection with Looking for Alaska. I am not, I repeat, NOT implying that there is anything wrong with John Green. But maybe, just maybe rhapsodizing over him was a little too schmoozy. Especially if, like so many freshpeople, you discovered that almost 7% of this year’s applications talked about the same thing. So much for originality, eh? Continue reading

Weekend Drink: Second Week Stimulation

Alright kiddies, play time is over. Syllabus week is nothing but a memory of a time you didn’t have 150 some odd pages of reading hovering over your head. All the clubs have started up, and everyone’s got assignments to work on, not to mention those seniors slaving over comps. Between work, parties, and trying to power-watch Breaking Bad on Netflix, it can get exhausting. Here’s a drink that’ll get you moving and motivated to get your ass out of your room and down to the dance floor:

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