10 o’clock list: How to Bring Kenyon Back to Your Hometown

10 o’clock list: How to Bring Kenyon Back to Your Hometown

It’s time to face the facts: we only have five days left in the semester at this place we’ve called “home” for the past couple of months. I for one am excited about returning to my place of birth, but here are some tips for those of you about to experience culture shock after Kenyon kicks us out. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Things I Shouldn’t Have Said in the Kenyon 2020 Facebook Group



It’s April, which means all the current high school seniors are deciding what college they should go to. Ah, the memories. Just one year ago, I was in that same position. Stressed over not only choosing a college that will make me sound most impressive at future dinner parties, but also struggling to find my social place at a school I hadn’t even gone to yet. Yes, I’m talking about that special circle of hell, prospective college class year Facebook pages. In my blind panic to try to enter college already on friendly terms with people, I admit, I may have gone a little overboard. I regret that.

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Do It Tonight: This Was Water

These are goldfish.

These are goldfish.

Unless you live in a hole in the ground, you probably know that David Foster Wallace came to Kenyon this one time and gave this speech. Three years later, he was dead. This was not the expected progression of events. So, D.T. Max wrote this book, and he’s here to talk!

  • What: “This Was Water: A Reading and Discussion with D.T. Max”
  • Where: Rosse Hall
  • When: 7:30 pm TONIGHT

Another Year, Another Revisiting of “This is Water”

It’s commencement time again, which means people are getting in the graduation speech spirit, gossiping about who’s speaking where (President Obama went to OSU again, since it’s not like he practically lived there last fall) and reminiscing about the commencement addresses of yore. With that in mind, watch this hot new adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s hit 2005 Kenyon address, “This is Water” — now with pretty moving colors for those of you who can’t sit through a brief speech without getting bored and taking a Tumblr break, or something. It’s a great way to end another beautiful year on the Hill, or for the seniors, to get extra emotional about your own upcoming commencement.