The Thrill Rates Energy Drinks

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Hello, my fellow caffeine fiends! The end of the year has finally arrived and I can see many late nights and early mornings in our collective future. Personally, I’m a big fan of brightly colored energy drinks for getting through the insane amounts of work that we all have. My high school friends and I have been compiling a list of the best and worst energy drinks since we were first years, and it is now time to publish what we have learned. Here, to aid your indecisiveness and desire for the best of the best, are our well-researched ratings of energy and coffee drinks available at Kenyon. And while you’re at the Market, why not buy some ramen and wine (lists coming later this week!) to go along with your caffeinated poison? Continue reading

A Wiggin Street Music Analysis

A Wiggin Street Music Analysis
A friend once hypothesized that the music at Wiggin Street Coffee is chosen by creating a playlist with your eyes closed, pressing shuffle, throwing it violently at the back wall, and hoping for the best. Another friend said, “Whenever they put Sarah Barreilles on, I leave.” I spent an afternoon in Wiggin, straining my ears to see if I could make sense of their musical taste.

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How to Get Hot Brown Water For 75 cents

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We’ve all seen this fascinating machine at one point or another on our way to print something in Gund Commons. It lives, covered in dust, constantly being passed by hundreds of students each day. One day, I thought the unthinkable – Can this machine actually be used? Does it dispense the Gourmet Coffee it advertises? I knew I had to find out.

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Battle Royale: Coffee on the Hill

Dec. 7, 2013, Atlantic City,New Jersey --- Saturday, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. --- Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank (no other credit allowed) copyright 2013

Who will win????

Ok picture this. It’s a weekday morning, and you’re trying to decide where to get the sweet sweet life-water other people refer to as coffee. You think to yourself–Wiggin? Bookstore? Peirce? Deli? You’ll hear tons of contradictory opinions from friends and enemies alike. The truth is brand loyalty and the debilitating addiction to caffeine doesn’t mix. With an array of options available to the average Kenyon student, I’m here to take these claims to the test. I conducted a blind taste test of the various coffee sources all over campus, desperate to find the truth.

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“Tastes the least like anything”

“WATER”

“Bland, watery, gentle”

“The caress of a familiar friend”

“Terrible water”

“Lame”

“Almost tastes like tea” (not necessarily a good thing)

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Made in Peirce: Coffee Milkshake

Do you want a delicious frozen beverage that’s refreshing and gives you the caffeine kick that you need, but you don’t want to hurt your wallet with a drink from Wiggin Street? Well there’s an answer to your problem, and it can be easily made in Peirce. A coffee milkshake is quick and easy to make, available every day, delicious at any meal, and just a little more kid friendly than thisContinue reading

Made in Peirce: The Classic BJ

BJStill haven’t managed to find the dessert that is both tasty and a sexual innuendo?! Look no further! Originally named the “Big Jordan” after the friend who perfected it, this concoction is both a pick-me-up and the perfect finish to a meal! Pair it with breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or make it a quickie during extend-o. Find out how after the jump!

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10 o’clock list: WiggleGround Faux Pas

Paul Newman drinks coffee. [via http://www.redraig.co.uk/]

Paul Newman drinks coffee.

Love it, hate it, feel relatively neutral about it, Gambier has one coffee shop with many names: officially, Wiggin Street Coffee, colloquially, WiggleGround, disdainfully, that-place-that-isn’t-MiddleGround. As a real stickler for the rules and all things couth (sorry, too much Downton Abbey), here are the biggest annoyances found at WiggleGround.

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