First Year Halloween: Expectation vs. Reality

Aaaaaaaaaaaah Halloween, a beloved weekend at Kenyon that truly crystalizes the insanity of the campus. We all vividly (or barely) remember our first Halloween with the desperation to find the perfectly funny-but-also-kind-of-nonintimidatingly-hot-but-still-recognizable costume and the universally understood acceptance that almost everything conducted on the holiday doesn’t count as ~reality. We asked our First-Year writers about their expectations for the weekend and then about the reality they experienced during the weekend. Check out some of their thoughts on their spooky nights.

Expectations: 

  • “Don’t hate me, but I’ve been pretty lazy in terms of getting a costume ready for Halloween this year. Once I figure something amazing out, though, I honestly think this Halloween weekend is going to be a pretty standard weekend of drunken hijinks, just with the added fun of being in scary (read: slutty) costumes. That being said, I’m definitely hoping to see some absurd costumed hook-ups happen. Best case scenario? I witness a sexy kitty cat and a sexy police officer sharing a hot and heavy moment in the basement of Old Kenyon. They both think it’s just a one time hook up, but sure enough, Cupid strikes his bow, and it’s true love. Halloween is a magical time of the year.”
  • “I’m happy because Kenyon seems like the kind of school where people don’t just wear overly sexual or culturally offensive costumes, but it seems like people want to dress funny or creative. I love Halloween, and it seems like the culture here around Halloween is really exciting, so I’m looking forward to it!”

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First Year Deb Ball: Expectation vs. Reality

Glitter ferret won Deb Ball. Via kpbs.org

Deb Ball (in addition to Shock Your Mom) is the party you brag about to friends from other schools. Everyone remembers their first Deb Ball at Kenyon (or distinctly don’t remember it).  We asked our First-Year writers about their expectations for the weekend and then about the reality they experienced at the party. Check out some of their thoughts on Kenyon’s treasured ball:

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