First Years React: Sendoff Expectations

Sendoff is today and first years are abuzz with anticipation. We’ve graduated from our first stage of uncertainty, (click here) and now that we know what sendoff is, we have expectations.

I think it’ll be a lot like the bands that play in Peirce sometimes, but everyone will be drunk and it’ll probably rain. -Sarah Hoffmann

I have zero to low expectations for sendoff. I mean, always set your expectations low in order to maximize unexpected fun right? Anyway, the one preconceived notion that I do have, is that sendoff is one big, drunken picnic of liberal arts burnouts who are reenacting the lyrics of the Kinks song “Sunny Afternoon.” Seriously, if I’m not “sitting here sippin’ on my ice cold beer, lazying on a sunny afternoon in the summertime” then I will be truly shocked, “Cause I love to live so pleasantly, Live this life of luxury.” As far as the evening wilding, I expect Earl Sweatshirt to make me say “Toto, I don’t think were in Gambier anymore,” but then again, it might just feel like the Horn but more outside. -Jane Zisman
Sendoff is the only all-campus event that I haven’t really heard upperclassmen talk shit about. So that’s honestly kind of scary. I just hope it’s not too chilly. -Annie Blackman

BREAKING (my heart) NEWS: Earl Sweatshirt Isn’t Coming to Sendoff; Somewhere in L.A. Jon Hamm Laughs Conspiratorially

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on my unbridled joy and fervor that a member of Odd Future– the one and only Earl Sweatshirt, the man behind the best verse on one of my favorite songs, namesake of my favorite article of clothing–would grace us with his presence at this barren wasteland we call a home.

So much for all the GOLFWANG apparel we purchased. Good news though, in the event of a power outage, wifi issue and a boil alert, feel free to set fire to all of your fan apparel and boil your potentially contaminated water above the flames of your charred hopes and dreams.

In honor of Earl, I’m going get up off the pavement and brush the dirt off my psyche,  by which I mean drink copiously until this pain in my heart subsides.

Honor Your Grandma at Sendoff and Memorize These Earl Sweatshirt Lyrics Before it’s Too Late

Honor Your Grandma at Sendoff and Memorize These Earl Sweatshirt Lyrics Before it’s Too Late

Sendoff! Tomorrow! Earl Sweatshirt is coming to town, and while we’re all ready to Get Down to Some Sick Beats and Rhymes, everyone knows his lyrics can get pretty sad. But don’t worry, Kenyon. In moments of musically evoked emotional vulnerability, you can get productive. Instead of tearing up when Earl spits fire about missing his grandmother, keep that game face on, and honor yours. Memorize the following lyrics to scream tomorrow with your grandma in mind:

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10 o’clock list: 16 Things To Do With the 16ish Days Left in the Semester

10 o’clock list: 16 Things To Do With the 16ish Days Left in the Semester

We’re coming to the end kids. We’re wrapping up the year with a nice decorative bow and the stress of finals. All the fanciful adventures you’ve been meaning to go on, may or may not have happened, but there is still time! Have no fear: with roughly 16 days left in the semester there is time to squeeze in some wonderful activities that only our campus has to offer.

Disclaimer: I don’t know if 16 days is the correct number. What day should I count from? What day should I count to? Who’s to say what counting is? I’m leaving on the 13th so everyone just go with the number 16.

So if you’re an uncreative swine with no idea what to do with your remaining time on campus here are 16 ideas. Continue reading

What Does Your Favorite Market Snack Say About You?

What Does Your Favorite Market Snack Say About You?

As the only place in Gambier that sells delicacies like market chili and the always popular Keystone Light, the Village Market has a special place in our hearts. Next time you’re in need of a study break, pregame provisions, or just something to inhale while binge-watching Big Little Lies , take note of your chosen snack and finally figure out who you really are.

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