Starter Packs for Your Dorm

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Dorms. Among the filth and mold, we’ve learned to call them home. Part of the fun of these exorbitantly expensive cinderblock jail cells is leaving your (temporary) mark on the place and putting your unique spin on the place. But, as unique as we are all hell-bent on convincing ourselves that we are, these places have more of an impact on us than we like to admit. What does your dorm say about you?  Continue reading

Is this a Kenyon Ghost Story or the Plot of a Stephen King Novel?

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“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” Stephen King wrote this but it may as well have been said during a Kenyon ghost tour. Kenyon is rife with ghosts which means that Kenyon is also rife with ghost stories. You’ve probably heard of a couple of them, but how well do you actually know all of these haunting tales? Can you guess whether this is a Kenyon ghost story or a plotline for a Stephen King novel? Let’s find out. (Answers are at the bottom)

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I live in the Netherworld: Watson Dorm

I live in the Netherworld: Watson Dorm

Okay, I know every college student since the beginning of higher education likes to complain about their dormitory, but here’s the thing: Watson dorm is unlike any other dorm experience you can or will have on Kenyon’s campus. I have lived here since August (with the added bonus of moving in early, as a Peer Counselor for training) and I have compiled such a wide and vast collection of experiences in this place that it feels like I’ve lived seven separate lives, all of which have been marked by some absolutely batshit occurrences. Nothing you will read on this or any website will be able to convey to you the full experience, but come with me, won’t you? Come with me on this journey.

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Untold Kenyon Ghost Stories: The Other Caples Ghost

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Of Kenyon’s many ghosts, the most notorious is probably the aggressive boyfriend that lives in Caples Residence Hall. He’s known for bothering residents by moving furniture around and wreaking occasional havoc. Campus Safety especially is not a fan of this guy. His bad reputation isn’t entirely underserved, this kid has been documented doing some spooky shit, especially to female residents.

We’ve all heard of him. Some of us (me) are terrified of him, others have learned to live in harmony with him and his antics. He’s a staple on this campus, but true Ghost Aficionados know that there’s actually a second ghost that hangs around Caples, one that will put all of your Timothy Shutt ghost tour induced nightmares at bay. His name is Mr. Caples, and he matters too. Continue reading

Ghost Adventures Kenyon: The Gates of Hell

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My name is Mia Fox. I never believed in ghosts until I came face to face with one. So I set out on a quest to capture what I once saw video. With no big camera crews following us around, I am joined only by fellow investigator Becca Allen and our equipment tech Jenna Bouquot. The three of us will travel to some of the most highly active paranormal locations on campus, where we will spend maybe thirty minutes or so being locked down.

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These are our Ghost Adventures.

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Kenyon Seances: Norton

This definitely is not how this went down, because candles are illegal. (Via supernatural-beings.wikia.com)

I’m not sure if I believe in ghosts. I’ve been on a haunted Kenyon ghost tour before, and it covers the Caples ghost, the ghost in the dance studio, and the Old K fire that resulted in several ghosts, along with a few others. But I’ve heard tell of a ghost in Norton, the building I’m a CA in this year, and I couldn’t resist.

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