First Year Expectations: Sendoff

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You’ve been pounding water all day. You have a plan of how to get from your 11:10 class to the real action fast. You finished your work so you could start drinking early afternoon, at the latest. You’re probably going to not remember 7:30 on because you’re still a dumb freshman. That’s right: it’s Sendoff time. We asked our lowly little first years what they expected from Sendoff, and here they are for your viewing pleasure.

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Lit Lit: Turtles All the Way Down

Lit Lit: Turtles All the Way Down

Lit Lit is a segment here on The Thrill in which I get someone lit (yup) and then that someone chooses a work of literature and gives me a summary and quick discussion of the themes of that work. This time I had the pleasure of talking about, yes, you read that right, Turtles All the Way Down by our very own John Green, with who I will refer to throughout as Mackerel Rough.  Dialogue is written in plain old font, our actions in italics.

What is John Green’s highly reviewed book Turtles All the Way Down all about?

MR: So I must first put out a disclaimer that I am somewhat embarrassed to have bought the book, but I had to buy it, or else sixteen year old me would have been mad at me. Do you know what I mean though? I bought it at the bookstore, it was signed and everything. It was also 20% off which is pretty good for a hardcover. And like I have all his other books. I had to.

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The Nuge on Drinking

The Nuge with President Decatur and President Emeritus Philip Jordan at Decatur's inauguration. (via kenyon.edu)

The Nuge with President Decatur and President Emeritus Philip Jordan at Decatur’s inauguration. (via kenyon.edu)

President Emerita Georgia Nugent–colloquially known as the Nuge–wrote a New York Times op-ed on her opinion of the drinking age. Citing increasing rates of binge drinking, and “the very dangerous form of “pre-gaming,”” Nugent hopes lawmakers will consider reducing the drinking age from 21, so young people will learn to be responsible with alcohol. To read the piece, click here!

Drunk Texts Explained in Graphs

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As you may have already seen at the end of last semester, we here at The Thrill are pretty good at explaining things via graphs. Now here we stand, newly emerged from the horrors of finals week and the wonders of winter break, working our way through preliminary assignments and enjoying some short-lived free time. What are we doing a lot of the time? In math terms:

free time + college = drinking

drinking + texting = drunk texting

Now that you have the basic idea, take a look at some of these carefully crafted graphs that provide more insight into this fascinating phenomenon.

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