Gambier Ink: Tattoos Around Campus, Part XVIII (First-Year Edition)


Welcome to the 18th edition of ‘Gambier Ink!’ I decided to bring this feature into 2020 with a bit of a flare. I asked a few first-years about their tattoos and their possible significance. Completely by accident, I actually made a great argument for why 18 year olds should not have the ability to put permanent ink on their bodies. **Content warning: 3 out of the 4 of these tattoos are feet tats (completely accidental, I swear)… Forgive the borderline pornographic and obscene images I have attached.

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Day In The Life: A Middle Path Pebble

Day In The Life: A Middle Path Pebble

In this feature, The Thrill will showcase a typical day of a member of the Kenyon Community: student, faculty, or staff. If you have nominations for people to be showcased, please share them in the comments or email us at thekenyonthrill@kenyon.eduToday, we feature a middle path pebble.

7:00 am The early morning sunlight hits my body. It warms me up from the frost of the night. Such bliss, such tranquility. I am one among brothers, sisters, friends, family and lovers. We all snuggle close as we meet the new day. Hello Kenyon College. It’s me a middle path pebble. Get ready to step into my shoes because I so often end up in yours…

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Getting Freaky, Volume II



Whether you’ve just begun your journey into freakitude or you began it long ago, The Thrill is here to help you improve your safe, consensual sexy sex times by answering your most burning questions. Have a question about x-rated materials? Send us an e-mail at with the subject line Sex Q and we’ll answer it in our next edition. Feeling embarrassed? Not to worry– we’ve set up a Gmail account to allow for anonymous questions. The username is “gettingfreakythrill” and the password is “thethrill”. Log in and shoot us an email, and your question may be featured on the blog!

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Boots—boots—boots—boots—movin’ up and down again!

From Boots by Rudyard Kipling

Kenyon students are definitely boot wearers (though we aren’t imperialists like Mr. Kipling). The snow, the mud, and our coolness factor all necessitate the use of boots. But in the wintertime we fall into two camps: those who wear snow boots and those who wear regular, uninsulated, boots.

Coming from a cold climate, I am perfectly fine in my uninsulated L.L. Bean boots, and I am not alone. Despite the recent cold snap, I have still seen far more pairs of uninsulated boots on the feet of Kenyon students. I have a few theories as to why this might be. Continue reading

Poll: Is It Gross to Go Barefoot in Olin?

Last night I holed up in Olin till the nerd bell chimed, and the evening prompted a lot of walking: around the Atrium, up to the 3rd floor to visit friends, down to the vending machine to stock up on Cheez-Its and shitty coffee. Creature of comfort that I am, I opted to do all this pacing barefoot. However, I noticed a few people raising their eyebrows at my feet. I began to wonder if I was breaching some unwritten law of Olin comportment – thou shalt not doff thy shoes in the library, lest thee be stared at and deemed weird and overly-at-home-in-public-spaces. 

What say you, readers?