The Monday Catchup

T-minus seven days until Halloween, ya weenies, so get some good rest and some good work done this week. I know most of you were formal-ed out by the end of this weekend. Let’s see. We had DKE, AD, International, AND Leaf Peepers formal. Oh. You didn’t hear about Leaf Peepers formal? Well, you missed out! It was Tuesday afternoon and people were all-dolled up, standing outside in the fall foliage. They had professional photographers at this formal, too. They kept saying to me, “Hey, this is a photo shoot. Could you please get out of the shot?” I was all like, “Sure, let’s do a round of shots!” You can guess how the rest of that situation played out (apparently “open containers” aren’t allowed by the “sheriff” or something). Anyway, it sounds like your weekend was better…

I started a game of frisbee at a formal with a pizza box.

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How to Pronounce: “Formal”


Safety tip!! Remember to bend from the knees, not from the waist, when performing the soro-squat in photos (via


It’s formal season for Kenyon’s various fraternities and sororities, and that can only mean one thing: something. Actually, having never formally attended a formal (but believe you me when I say that I have *informally* attended at least one (read: crashed (read: didn’t mean to crash, just wanted to dance and someone told me it was open!!!)), it’s up to literally anyone else to define what exactly goes on at these events. Honestly, the closest I’ve ever come to infiltrating what is considered classic,  American university Greek life is borrowing a pair of sunglasses with croakies on them from a friend,  so listen below for what is truly my best attempt and a closest approximation on how to pronounce “formal”: Continue reading