Class of 2019: Facebook Highlights

This post, a feature that the “illustrious” Alumni Bulletin once referred to as a “sort-of tradition,” was co-authored by Yasmin Nesbat ’18 and Shayne Wagner ’18horse

It is the most wonderful time of year. The flowers are blooming and people are starting to wear shorts again. But the absolute best part of this season is welcoming the incoming class in our own special way. The tradition of upperclassmen joining the incoming first-year class group on Facebook and trolling the shit out of it is still alive and well. We took our favorite comments from the newest class of 2019 and added our own answers. Remember 2019, we love you and we’ll see you on the hill soon.

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Hot New Adult Fad: Non-representative Profile Pics

"Contrary to what it may seem, this is a meerkat, not my mom" - EIC Kate Lindsay

“Contrary to what it may seem, this is a meerkat, not my mom” – EIC Kate Lindsay

After a genius suggestion from our staff writer, Nate, (already famous for his insights into the adult mind with his unforgettable Mom Texts), The Thrill realized there was something many of us had in common: we all knew adults who had, or who had once had, Facebook profile pictures which were not of them. This was clearly a pattern. It seems the cool new thing for grown-ups with Facebooks to do is not feature their faces or even themselves in profile pictures. We decided to blow the roof off this whole trend so viewers like you could get in on a little Zeitgeist of your own. Who says adults should have all the fun? Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

 

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

The lead story: An American aid worker, captured by ISIS, has released a letter written to his parents, in which he expresses that he is “afraid to die” The man, formerly known as Peter, but now called Abdul-Rahm Kassig, due to his conversion to Islam, was recently threatened in one of the videos ISIS released of beheading a British man. Continue reading

Class of 2018: Facebook Highlights

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No, they don’t.

You’ve been waiting. You’ve been expecting. And it’s finally here. Yes, the tradition of upperclassmen joining the incoming first-year class group on Facebook is still going strong. We’ve been sifting and trolling our way through the myriad of posts that are flowing in daily, and picked some of the funnier goings on to report back. Remember, class of 2018, we do this solely out of love. We can’t wait to see you guys here in the fall!

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Moodle is the new Facebook. Says Me.

That mortar board might as well be a backwards snapback.

That mortar board might as well be a backwards snapback.

I’m not going to say that I’m a trendsetter, but, you know. At the very least, I’m the man behind the man (generally this woman, though). It is for this reason that I am declaring myself a Kenyon Tastemaker, and the taste of this week is ditching Facebook. This aging tech giant is about to be a thing of the past. As I stand on the precipice of a new age in social media, I have an unprecedented view of the future in front of me. I see six letters … M-O-O-D-L-E. Moodle. The sleeping giant in Kenyon’s technological arena.

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