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 Executive Editor, Jane Zisman ’20 and Staff Writer, Rebecca Kornman ’22 battling it out RE: Hot vs. Cold Meatloaf Sandwich from the market. Who will come out victorious? Only you can decide.
During my stay at Kenyon over fall break, I saw… things. Terrifying things. Unimaginable things. Barely describable horrors, plaguing the campus, crawling to the surface once most of the College’s affluent students were tucked away safely in their New York City beds. Dare you peek into this Pandora’s Box of Kenyon horrors? You have been warned… what you see might SHOCK you… join me, as I reveal some of the cursed events I witnessed over break.
Yeah, I get it – it was 50 degrees over the weekend and there hasn’t been snow on the ground for over a week. Whatever, dude. It’s still winter. Need I remind you of the doom and gloom that is the entirety of February? Nestled in between the excitement of the new semester and the freedom that comes with spring break, these next four weeks will likely be nothing short of a cloudy, monotonous mess. Devoid of anything worth doing, it might be hard to find a reason to roll out of bed in the morning. Luckily, I’ve got you covered. Here are some things to look forward to.
- The cold embrace of death. The month will draw on for what seems like forever. In reality, it’s just your third hour on third floor Olin. What does the sun look like? Will winter ever end? We have no way of knowing – the only thing we know, the only absolute truth, is that someday our lives will end.
Alright, alright, we get it. It’s cold out. It’s January. The temperature is dropping, it’s the year of the monkey, and mercury is still in retrograde. Lot of things going on right now. And to make it worse, you have to muster up the courage to get yourself out of bed and join the rest of society every weekend. But have no fear, I’m here, and I have ways for you to get off your booty and brave the cold.
1. Tell your blankets how much you love them. It’s like kissing your parents before getting on a plane. You’ll feel a lot less guilty drinking Keystone in Old K knowing that your bed is happily waiting for your return. Continue reading
Tomorrow morning between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., our power company, AEP Ohio, will make line and transformer repairs. As a result, any building without a generator will be powerless, including residence halls. Make sure you grab an extra blanket or two; we may not have heat tomorrow morning!
On Topic: Beer & Sex Polar Plunge – The Beer and Sex Advisors are once again sponsoring a Polar Plunge. Head down to the Kokosing from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday to jump into the nearly ice-cold river to support New Directions. Continue reading
Boots—boots—boots—boots—movin’ up and down again!
From Boots by Rudyard Kipling
Kenyon students are definitely boot wearers (though we aren’t imperialists like Mr. Kipling). The snow, the mud, and our coolness factor all necessitate the use of boots. But in the wintertime we fall into two camps: those who wear snow boots and those who wear regular, uninsulated, boots.
Coming from a cold climate, I am perfectly fine in my uninsulated L.L. Bean boots, and I am not alone. Despite the recent cold snap, I have still seen far more pairs of uninsulated boots on the feet of Kenyon students. I have a few theories as to why this might be. Continue reading