10 o’clock List: Spring Sports You Didn’t Know About

Students play their favorite games on an early spring day (via Special Collections)

Even though it’s cooled down recently, the weather this weekend proved that it is definitely springtime. And with that, Kenyon students are starting to practice an new set of sports. Of course, there are the ones you expect – lacrosse, cross country, and the like – but Kenyon is actually home to many other, more unique sports. Here, I’ve compiled a list of the most noteworthy teams to join. Continue reading

Blog Off: Barden ’15 vs. Delbridge ’16

It's never ogre with the CDO.

It’s never ogre with the CDO.

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 week, Matt Delbridge ’16 and Joe Barden ’15 tackle a much contended topic: the personal sounding emails from the CDO. A little creepy? Maybe. Pleasant, life affirming and effective? Most definitely. Which side will prevail? Only you can decide.  Continue reading

Beard Off: Pierce v. Larson

We like to stay pretty competitive here at The Thrill, and nothing says “healthy competition” quite like a gold old-fashioned Beard Off.  In honor of No Shave November and beyond, we leave it to you, the reader, to decide who truly has the better beard as we pit one barb against another.

"Beard Facts" brought to you by one of today's brave contestants.

“Beard Facts” brought to you by one of today’s brave contestants.

Happy Movember, everyone. Let’s talk about beards, or “face koozies” as they are sometimes known. Whether you are growing a beard to impress a friend or raise awareness for charity, I tip my hat to you.

This week’s bitter beard battle features Samuel Larson ’17 and Max Pierce ’17. Who wore it best? Only you, the reader can decide… Continue reading

We See You, Other Kenyon Blog


We hear there’s a new admissions blog coming to campus. We thought we had a monopoly on “Quintessential Kenyon: Student Life, Uncut,” but it looks like we’ll have some competition. You may photograph better than we do, but we think we’re up to the challenge. [Ed. – Full disclosure, that’s Thrill daily editor Kate Lindsay second from the left on the top row, making a finger gun. We’re prepared to engage in a battle for your mortal soul, Kate.]

Poll: Whose Shoes Are Better

We here at The Thrill are fairly competitive. We bicker about everything from page views and post ideas to best party stories and hottest soccer players.  The genesis of this particular argument arose over a dinner conversation about newly acquired kicks — both editors believed their own shoes to be the best.  Without telling you which fly sneakers belong to which fly Thrill editor, we need you to help us settle this long standing debate.

Red versus Blue, who ya got?

Check out the poll after the jump!

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