First Year Deb Ball: Expectation vs. Reality

Glitter ferret won Deb Ball. Via

Deb Ball (in addition to Shock Your Mom) is the party you brag about to friends from other schools. Everyone remembers their first Deb Ball at Kenyon (or distinctly don’t remember it).  We asked our First-Year writers about their expectations for the weekend and then about the reality they experienced at the party. Check out some of their thoughts on Kenyon’s treasured ball:

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Dressing As Myself for Deb Ball


This post was authored by John Foley ’15. 

For my first Deb Ball, I shaved my armpits and my chest (but not my legs). I put on extra deodorant and two spritzes of “Glow,” a fragrance by Jennifer Lopez. I walked over to Lewis, where my new friend Emily lent me a black, one shouldered dress from American Apparel to wear. Another girl I had just met, Cat, did my makeup. I mostly remember that there was lots of eye shadow, and that I kept smudging my lipstick. Continue reading

Saturday Night Barf Still on Old Kenyon Steps

Clearly this was a worthwhile use of my time.

Clearly this was a worthwhile use of my time.

As I walked past the Old Kenyon steps this morning I thought, “…Is that vomit? Isn’t it Monday?” And then I realized to my quiet horror that there was, in fact, an unassuming vomit puddle sitting outside Old Kenyon that had been there since Saturday night. It would seem that while some people may have lost their black Northfaces on Saturday, others lost a dinner made up entirely of corn. Continue reading

Vote for Your Deb Ball Contest Winners!

Guide us, mighty RuPaul.

Guide us, mighty RuPaul.

So, Deb Ball happened. Now that you’ve taken a breath and washed the glitter blush/eyeliner stubble/gender-neutral silver robot paint off your face, it’s time to get down to the important business of selecting a costume winner — yes, that’s right, we’re leaving it up to you, O almighty reader. Check out the contestants after the jump!

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Five Alternative, Non-Gender Specific Costumes for Deb Ball!!!

The PEEPs Debutante Ball is a fun festive time to go all out, gender-bend, get it on, go wild, freak out, etc. That said, maybe you want an alternative alternative to cross-dressing and drag. Maybe you want to defy expectations, shake things up, and not conform to the typical non-conformity.

Here to help you out, a list of potential non-gendered costumes for Deb Ball:

READY TO ROLL via Wikimedia CommonsUnless programmed by the patriarchy, robots are genderless hunks of metal that can really groove on the dance floor! No feelings! No gender! No mess! Continue reading