10 o'clock list: Kenyon Majors That Strike Fear Into My Heart


In the two years I’ve endured at Kenyon, my fight or flight response has helped me navigate campus and kept me alive. Nothing triggers this instinct more than running into certain Kenyon majors. You know who I’m talking about—that one person who just looks like the poster child for their respective major. Their entire identity revolves around their major. I’m not saying that every person who decides to pursue these academic endeavors is inherently frightening, but there’s a reason these majors are featured on this list.

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10 O’Clock List: Majors to Leave Econ For

One time, in half-hearted jest, my dad joked that I decided my academic interests by sorting a list of degrees ranked by earning potential from low to high. He’s not really wrong– I am a generally okay person but also generally impractical. I want to study gender and books and culture and don’t want to get a job or pay bills or be responsible.


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Notes From Abroad: Poundtown

PoundlandIt was my first day at the University of Exeter. I had spent two days traveling, and the amount of dry body sweat layered on new sweat on another layer of dry sweat was approaching a dangerous level. As we left the bus in a Kenyon cluster like a strange Midwestern cult, we watched as Sarah Heidt and Sergei waved enthusiastically from the sidewalk with their matching windbreakers and brown sensible shoes.

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10 o’clock list: (Non-English) English Major Vocab

Tonight’s list is brought to you by friend of The Thrill Ben Ros ’14.

Being an English major isn’t always easy. Sometimes we have to look up words, and sometimes, they’re not even in English. Listen, I’m not saying we’re Kenyon’s hardest-working, but … well. Anyway, good guy that I am, I put together a few vocab words so that you can get back to work without actually using a dictionary. Oh, and you non-majors pay attention: drop a few of these bad boys in your 9:10 a.m. class discussion and that doe-eyed Chekhov lover will be chopping down your cherry orchard/that strapping young Faulkner fan will be bringing his sound and fury by lunchtime. To make it even easier for you, I’ve included modern examples to accompany the classics listed below, just in case it wasn’t on your required reading.

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