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.