The Thrill’s Official 2020 Presidental Endorsement

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Photo taken right before Beto did a sick thingy down the KAC hill

Here at The Thrill, we pride ourselves on having our little fingies on the pulse of not just the Kenyon College community, but also that of the entire nation. To whom do you look to for the most accurate margarita recommendations in town? For the best places to spread rumors without being caught? For where to hold your definitely fake fight clubThe Thrill giveth and The Thrill never taketh away.

So, with your complete trust, we’ve decided to broaden our scope and announce, for the first time ever, The Kenyon Thrill‘s official, and very timely, endorsement for the 2020 Democratic Presidental Nomination (we know our audience!). Without further ado, we confirm Beto “Zumiez Employee of the Month” O’Rourke as our nominee to rock out and stand on the biggest table in the nation. Why? Well…

Reason #1:

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10 o’clock list: Kenyon Acts of Kindness (KAKs)

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Image courtesy of livehappy.com

Idk ’bout u, but since the presidential election I’ve been feeling pretty impotent. Of course, there’s a million and three ways to help out: organize/attend rallies, protests, volunteer at or donate to the ACLU/Planned Parenthood/many other places, call the White House ((202) 456-1111), your Senator/Representative…

I was talking to my mom the other night and told her that I don’t know what else I can do to make things better. She said she doesn’t really know either, but she’s trying to be kinder to everyone because at this point, pretty much, she’s assuming everyone she meets is going through a harder time than usual. So, inspired by my good ol’ mom, here are some ways to be kind and immediately impact Kenyon peeps (not to be confused with Kenyon PEEPS). Take them, leave them, call them moralistic/prescriptive/artificial. But do it kindly.

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Reason to Believe: A Statement from President Decatur

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(Aerial photo by Brendan Keefe, ’90)

This piece was guest-written by President Decatur

Thank you to the editors of The Thrill for inviting me to share my reflections on the election. I published an initial set of observations last week on my blog, but after nearly a week of personal reflection, of listening to discussions on campus, and of observing events around the country, I have some additional thoughts to share with the community. Continue reading

Kenyon-Brand Perfumes and Colognes

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Courtesy of Ryan Mizard/Instagram/Daily Mail

You know what stinks? The election. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.

You know what else stinks? Me, because I’ve been too depressed to shower. Bet you didn’t see that one coming–seriously, I bet you guys couldn’t even tell. All because I’ve been disguising my B.O. with the potent power of Kenyon Scent Perfumes and Colognes of the Kokoscent Kollection. Check out these bad boys to drown your sorrows–and your senses!

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Down the Ballot Voting: A Thing You Can Do If You Want To

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-9You know that mom who in your neighborhood that you try at all costs to avoid, but she power-walks with little pink dumbbells up to your window when you’re backing out of the driveway to remind you to remind your mother to vote for the next chair of the Homeowners Association?

I am her, only instead little pink dumbbells, I’m doubling-fisting cups of coffee, and instead of being concerned about your mother’s enfranchisement in the Cul-de-sac of Broken Dreams you live in, I’m concerned about you being a proper soldier of democracy in the United States of America.

Too dramatic? Too bad.

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The Monday Catchup

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The Market has some gems

You may have noticed that I’m wearing all-black today. I’m in mourning. Frankly, I’m rather disappointed that you aren’t in all-black as well. What did I lose? I think a better question is, what did we lose? We lost an extra hour of sweet light- “fall back” or something. We gained an hour of sleep, but that means nothing. Less vitamin D = extra sad me. But, for just 75¢ a day you can help get me overcome my melancholy. Dial the number at the bottom of your screen to make a donation. By simply calling 1-800-MIA-NEEDS-A-REALITY-CHECK you can save a life. Why wait? Be among the first 90 callers, and we’ll send you a free tote bag with a picture of the child you’re saving (i.e me).

I’m partly in mourning for you, too. Your weekend sounded eventful. Here’s what you had to say.

“Did I do a Bikram Yoga class? Just kidding I was just STUCK in the front row for Motown”

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Martha Raddatz P’15 on The Daily Show

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With all the election excitement this week, you might have missed this appearance by Martha Raddatz, ABC senior foreign affairs correspondent and a Kenyon parent, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday night. Raddatz was the breakout star of October’s vice-presidential debate, which she moderated to widespread praise, and she spoke to a packed Rosse Hall just a few weeks ago. In this interview, Stewart asks Raddatz about her approach to the debate, her plans for Election Night and her work as a foreign correspondent. Sadly, no mention of Kenyon or the Lords.