Meet an SMA: Sara Myers, ’15

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Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Sara Myers, ’15, of Bethesda, MD. 

 Remember, the SMAs are subordinate to the Counseling Center, so anything you tell them is kept confidential. They also have an anonymous hotline you can call if you need assistance: 740-358-1544. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

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Meet a PC: Gabrielle Alziari ‘15

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Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring English major Gabrielle Alziari ‘15 from Pound Ridge, New York. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806.

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Paul Newman in Drag on Buzzfeed

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Paul Newman, America’s favorite cookie, is featured in drag at Kenyon on Buzzfeed.  Some thoughts: Kenyon was better when it was an all boys school. Newman’s sparkly blue eyes do not shine quite as brightly under a bonnet. Let the Peeps have Deb Ball.

Also, here is a nice Internet piece from the Hairpin on Hollywood gossip and Paul Newman.

The Reverse Turkey Drop

12! That’s way too many!

Now that Thanksgiving break is officially over, Kenyon students have returned to the hill a little lighter. No, not in that sense. I mean emotionally lighter. As we broadcasted in the week before break, Thanksgiving break is the traditional time of the Turkey Drop, in which first years around the country return home for the first time to break up with their high school boyfriend/girlfriend. Their intentions are not malicious or cruel, there’s just someone really cute in their Intro Psych/Baby Drama class that they would like to meet under the mistletoe at one of the many formals this weekend. The Turkey Drop is a true signal of true matriculation into Kenyon life.

On the other hand, if you’re a senior, you may be contemplating the possibility of finding your next slam-piece in the dwindling pool of your high school classmates over winter break. I like to call this the Reverse Turkey Drop or the Jingle Bell Rock or the Holiday Hookup or something way cleverer than I just said. Maybe your sexpectations for the semester did not play out as you had hoped. Your sexpectations for college overall, may have fallen short. Maybe you should have gone like your high school friends to UWSICO, OSU, UVA where the dating pool is just much larger and obviously would have resulted with you having way more intimate escapades! But you cannot go back in time, so you pull out your high school yearbook and comb through your Newsfeed.

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Treat Yo’ Self: Nutella Cookies

Now, I’m no Paula Deen, but I do enjoy baking or light cooking every once in awhile. And with a kitchen readily available I am all the more inclined to crack a few eggs.  Also, baking is a pleasant alternative to starting my Quest paper. Plato can wait.

Cuisine at Home magazine presents a recipe sure to please chocolate lovers everywhere and possibly satisfy your desire for Peirce cookies. (The chocolate ones with white chocolate chips … so good.)

1. Whisk together and set aside:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp table salt

2. Beat:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar for 5 minutes
  • 2 eggs (add one at a time)
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add flour mixture from part one

3. Chill dough 4 hours or more

4. Finely chop hazelnuts (also called Filberts)

5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

6. Once dough is chilled, scoop dough with a #60 scoop or 2 tsp and roll into a ball with your hands

7. Roll the dough balls in the hazelnuts and/or press the hazelnuts firmly into the balls

8. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes and let cool on baking sheets