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


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


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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Apparently We’re the Fifth “Druggiest” College in America

The Daily Beast has come out with this fine piece of journal-slideshow-ism ranking the American colleges with the worst drug cultures, and Kenyon comes in at number five. The rankings are based on “drug safety” grades pulled from College Prowler (40% of the score), the number of on-campus drug-related arrests per year relative to the size of the school (also 40%) and the prevalence of drug use by 18-25 year olds in general in the state each college is located in (20% of the score).

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this list is how Kenyon compares to other institutions in Ohio. Four of the 30 listed schools are in Ohio, and apparently we’re druggier than Miami University and Ohio Wesleyan, but less druggy than Denison (which is number two; the top prize goes to the University of Colorado—Boulder). The fact that Oberlin doesn’t appear anywhere makes this list’s accuracy highly suspect.

Possible follow-up study: exclude the Horn from the Kenyon campus and see how many spots we fall.