10 o’clock list: Best Holes on Campus

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As someone who chose Kenyon partly for its aesthetic appeal, this past year has not been great for me. So far I’ve witnessed the execution of Olin, the takeover of the mods, and the annual transition of Middle Path from a scenic walkway to a mile-long puddle. At least there has been one group of constants in my life: Kenyon’s holes. Wide or narrow, deep or shallow, these holes never fail to catch my attention and make me think, “This will do.”

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We Tried to Draw Maps of Kenyon from Memory and This is What Happened

We Tried to Draw Maps of Kenyon from Memory and This is What Happened

The Kenyon College campus: what a beauty (shhh ignore the construction everywhere). We walk its paths everyday. We circumvent its seal in Peirce each meal. We marvel at the Twilight zone atmosphere of the temporary bookstore/old market each dawn and dust. And yes, we spend the majority of our time on the hill, but how well do we really know its lay out? How accurately can we map the campus from Bexley to Old K? Or actually, from Snowden to the Tafts? This is what happened when we tested our spacial knowledge… Continue reading

The Kenyon Winter Wonderland: Unseen Beauties

 

“Everything the light touches is my kingdom”

We have the privilege of going to a school known for its stunningly gorgeous campus. However during winter, we all seem to forget how beautiful this campus and complain about things like how cold it is outside. Well I say enough is enough! In order to prove to everyone how wonderful this campus is during February, the best month of the year, I went on a photojournalistic journey to capture unseen beauty on this campus, and you won’t believe the awe-striking things I found.

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Kenyon Kanye: Part II

You might not know it yet, but most of Kanye West’s tweets are actually about Kenyon. Almost any Kanye tweet can be tied back to Kenyon if you know what to look for, which we do (shout out to my liberal arts education for these critical analysis skills). Last time, we looked at how Kanye’s tweets reflect Kenyon’s faculty and staff. This time, we’re looking at what Kanye has to say about Kenyon’s campus.

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What Do Kenyon and George W. Bush Have in Common?

Above: the landscaping at the Bush Center. Below: a proposal drawing from the Kenyon master plan.

Above: the landscaping at the Bush Center. Below: a proposal drawing from the Kenyon master plan.

Probably not much. But it’s a small world, and as it happens both Kenyon and the 43rd president are among the clients of Cambridge, Mass. landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc (MVVA). When Dubya’s presidential library opens on May 1, it will be surrounded by “a sustainable, native Texas landscape” situated on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. MVVA also recently designed a master plan for Kenyon’s campus.

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Installation art expected to confuse prospies

A Moveable Map of Kenyon

A Moveable Map of Kenyon

“Oh no, I lost my host, what do I do?! Okay, don’t panic, here’s a map! I know he lives in Mather, so let’s see, I just cut through the science quad, turn left at Middle Ground, walk by the KAC, and I’m there!”

Which is The Thrill’s way of saying welcome to the massive horde of visiting students coming this weekend. Don’t be too foolish, prospies.