10 o’clock list: Places to “Honeymoon” After Getting Kenyon Married

As a first-year, I am merely an outside observer of the concept of “Kenyon Married”. I am the accidental child brought into an adult-only romantic dinner at the quirkiest all-inclusive resort of all time. Except instead of a resort, I am referring to our fine liberal arts institution.

I got here a little over a month ago, so it is understandable and expected for me to not be “Kenyon Married”, or even “Kenyon Engaged”. I would argue that this perspective puts me in a prime position to make unbiased suggestions about other people’s relationships.

Or maybe I’m just the strangest combination of a Hopeless Romantic and Jaded Writer Who Likes Making Fun of Things on the Internet to ever grace this site. 

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BREAKING: Boil Alert Effective in Gambier


(via wormsandgermsblog.com)

At about 5:30 PM this afternoon, Kenyon students were alerted to a boil alert for the Village of Gambier by text message and e-mail.

For those students who may not be aware, a boil alert is a a warning from the government or health authorities, and means that an area’s drinking water may be contaminated with pathogens and should not be drunk. Students should either drink bottled water, or boil their water. Water should be boiled for a full minute in order to disinfect it. Note: filters do not disinfect water. You should not brush your teeth, but you can wash your hands and bathe — just be careful not to ingest any of the water.

As of publication, the College has not issued any notice of why there is a boil alert, or when the alert will end. This article will be updated with new information.

UPDATE [9:00 PM, 4/19]: Peirce staff members got 4000 bottles of water, and have/are in the process of distributing them between the Peirce Hall, the Gund Commons Game Room and KAC Café. They are also boiling water to use tomorrow in Peirce Hall.

UPDATE [10:00 PM, 4/19]: The Office of Communications sent a News Bulletin e-mail to the campus regarding the boil alert. It reads:

A drop in pressure at the Mount Vernon Water Treatment Plant due to a change in well pumps has triggered a boil alert for the village of Gambier, including the Kenyon campus, according to village administrator Suzanne Hopkins. The village received notice about the boil alert at around 5 p.m., and the Kenyon community was informed shortly after. All tap water should be boiled before consumption. Do not consume water from drinking fountains or sink or shower faucets or consume ice from ice machines until further notice. The boil alert advisory may continue until Wednesday, April 20.

The Student Affairs staff and AVI Foodsystems have obtained bottled water, which is available for students at Peirce Hall and the Gund Commons Game Room. AVI and the Kenyon Inn are taking all necessary precautions regarding food preparation.

UPDATE [8:40 AM, 4/20]: Gambier community members are alerted via text alerts and phone calls that the boil advisory has officially been lifted.

10 o’clock list: How to Bring Back That “Village Feel”

So we’re all super bummed about the Cove being torn down. In a news bulletin sent out by the college via email on January 22, they gave us this reason for its untimely demise:

With a long-term vision to enhance student residential life and
promote the small-scale charm of the village of Gambier, Kenyon has
decided to not renew a lease for the Gambier Grill.

We at The Thrill  put our thinking caps on and came up with some really fantastic and innovative ideas for bringing back that “small scale charm” of Gambier, since we clearly don’t have it. Forget the Cove; these strategies will surely bring back the charm of the good ol’ days. 

  1. Sword Fights At High Noon. Here in Gambier, there are very few places for entertainment, and with the Cove gone, people might get the idea in their heads that going off campus is a better alternative. With sword fights to the death, people will be intrigued to stay downtown and find out which one of their classmates will not be helping with that group project.  Continue reading

XOXOX Press: Gambier’s Hidden Publishing Hub



Clockwise: Jenaye Hill, Jerry Kelly ’96, and the cover of Alonso’s upcoming book.

From working at the Kenyon Review as a student, to starting his own publishing press in Gambier, Jerry Kelly ’96 has come full circle. After working with Linotype, a New York company that transformed typesetting in the 1880s, and “playing around” with personal printing projects, Kelly’s casual flirtation with the industry became a serious endeavor. Continue reading