Kenyon and the History of the Frisbee

Students compete to grab the pie tin, 1950.

Kenyon students in a spirited game of Frisbee, via

There are conflicting stories as to how the game of Frisbee came to be, but what is known is that it has been a collegiate staple ever since students started tossing around pie tins at Yale between the World Wars. Ultimate Frisbee is now an official sport at many colleges, with Kenyon hosting both men’s and women’s teams which compete against other schools in formal tournaments. But Frisbee remains a staple sport in many causal situations, from college quads to company picnics.

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Humans of the Hill: Vol. 4


Inspired by Humans of New York, The Thrill documents Kenyon students as they go about their daily lives. Here we present our loving tribute, Humans of the Hill.


“What is the weirdest helpline request you’ve ever gotten?”

“Probably this one. This one was someone who wanted to find the Saint John’s Bible exhibit that was at the archives. I’m not sure if it’s still here, but they called  us because apparently we’re the number that’s on the college website to call about whatever. So that’s probably the weirdest.”

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Kenyon Doppelgängers: Harlee Mollenhopf ’17 and Maya Street-Sachs ’17

The 5'2 first-years

The 5’2 first-years

Harlee Mollenkopf ’17 and Maya Street-Sachs ’17 have been aware of each other’s presence on campus for quite awhile now. Both girls, bustling with laughter, commented on how often they are mistaken for each other. Maya noted that she was mistaken for Harlee earlier in the week when a concerned student asked her how her leg was doing (Harlee hurt her leg a few weeks ago in a sledding accident.) Both girls commented on times people got angry when they did not answer a call for the other girl. Maya even was offered a potential lover when one of Harlee’s exes said “Why don’t I just date you? You’re basically Harlee anyway.”

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