A Guide to Fall Break: Do More than Psychedelic Drugs

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We recognize that The Thrill has given you suggestions on how to handle this glorious four day weekend before; however, now that it is 2018 and the 2020 plan has ripped our campus to shreds, those of us staying at Gund College for Fall Break need a little extra guidance in order to entertain ourselves.

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Fernando Elana Granada: My Romantic Albeit Problematic Fling While Abroad, and How I Got Out of It Okay

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A brief history of the first time Fernando and I met. Photo Credit: Emily Sakamoto ’16

This is the story of how my life came the closest it’s ever been to Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, complete with a spunky but naive American, a suffering artist-stereotype of a human, and how a textbook romance turned into emotional manipulation.

My friends have heard this story once already. My good friends have heard it at least three times. My friends from abroad witnessed it. But I probably haven’t told you yet. It’s a good one.

Let me tell you about this guy. You won’t believe he exists. Hell, I was certain he was a figment of my imagination for the entirety of our fling. But this is 100% true.

***This article discusses emotional manipulation, emotional abuse, and toxic relationships.***

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Ask A First-Year Trying to Buy Drugs

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Yo, I do soooo many drugs.

Dear First-Year Trying to Buy Drugs,

I think I have a problem. Look, I’m no Joaquin Phoenix, but Netflix is the love of my life — in the course of a whole day, it’s the only one who bothers to ask me “what I think.” I’m not comfortable turning to anyone else for advice — I mean, its movie suggestions are spot-on. Who needs human company when you have unlimited access to obscure romcoms and bad TLC programming? Don’t answer that. Anyway, I can’t bear to lie to my one and only, but Netflix insists on asking me if I would like to share my movie preferences with my friends. The problem is — what friends? I got rid of them all so that they wouldn’t interfere with my relationship with ‘Flixie.’ I don’t know how to break it to her. I feel like she might be hinting at breaking up with me. Help?

From,

Can’t Nix The ‘Flix

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10 o’clock list: Reasons Not to Look Ahead, Re: Finals

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We are done with school in three weeks. Have you puked yet? Out of stress, I mean? Where are you going to live? What’s the plan? Here are some reason not to look ahead re: finals.

1Your days of unabashed inebriation are probably coming to a close, either for the summer, or for adult times. “Blah blah blah be an adult, blah blah blah, Maureen, Gramma doesn’t like when you’re blackout.” OKAY, I GET IT.

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: NBA Center Jason Collins, who came out to Sports Illustrated last April, will become the first openly gay player in the “big four” American sports (or at least the first to be accepted by the press). Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. His performance during this period will likely decide whether the Nets (or another team) sign him to a longer contract.

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Weekend Soundtrack #7: 4/20 Edition

Well, Kenyon, it’s that time of year again.  That special day when all the delinquent pot-smoking bums join together as one to collectively engage in a relatively low-key and mildly psychedelic act of civil disobedience.  Or perhaps just chill out, hang with friends and bump some jams (or drop by the Horn at 9:00 to see three awesome Kenyon bands: We Just Spoke, Glen Echo and recent alumni Pinegrove).

In that spirit, then, please enjoy this extended playlist of tunes (and music videos) tailored precisely for those among you who will be partaking — though of course you’re still encouraged to listen if you won’t be.

The Beatles, P-Funk, J-Pop, K-Rap, dino dubstep and much, much more after the jump.

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