Greeks For Equality

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This Fall, Brandon Lee Curz ’19 and Juvi Rivera ’19 approached Greek Council, the student run body that oversees all of Kenyon’s Greek organizations, with a new idea to help enrich Kenyon’s Greek community through an increased emphasis on diversity. Hearing their concerns about Greek life, the members of Greek Council decided to create Greeks for Equality, a subcommittee of Greek Council with the aim of improving the accessibility and diversity of Greek life here on the hill. While this sounds noble, it’s not entirely clear what this groups goals are or what they’re doing to affect change. Continue reading

A Call for Systemic Change: Prevention Programming, Alcohol, and College Culture

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault. 

This is an opinion piece, all views expressed within it are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of The Thrill.

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This week’s Title IX discussion has largely focused on the deficiencies of both Kenyon’s sexual misconduct policy and the legislation itself. While we’re making important strides in these conversations, we need to focus more efforts on the area where we, the students, can affect perhaps the most significant change: prevention programming.  Continue reading

Sophomore Sound-Off: Rush Week Reflections

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Welcome to rush week, lords and ladies! It’s an exciting and busy time for all involved. We asked our sophomore writers to reflect on their relationship with greek life here at Kenyon. Disclaimer: This post does not aim to reflect the sentiments of Kenyon’s student body as a whole, as these are less than ten voices out of many, many more. Have something thoughtful and constructive to add to the discussion? Comment below!

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Rush Report: Greek Numbers Shift in 2015

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Rush season has come and gone, and new pledges are deep into bonding activities. The rush process seemed pretty typical: for one hectic week rushees made lots of small talk (and of course meaningful connections), shook lots of hands, and ate lots of free food. However, the end of rush yielded some interesting results: fraternities found that there was a significant dip in rush numbers, whereas sororities saw an increase.

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10 o’clock list: Five Ways for Non-Rushers to Survive Rush Week

What does this mean so many colors so many lines help please.

So it’s rush week, the signs are are very literally everywhere, and suddenly everyone knows more of the greek alphabet than the Classics department ever taught them. If you’re like me, and not planning on rushing, here are some tips and tricks!

1. Close your eyes when you walk into a bathroom. This might seem a little strange, but it is scientifically proven that 83.6% of all rush week posters are in the bathrooms. (Seriously guys, can’t I pee in peace?) I suggest closing your eyes in every bathroom trip and pretending the posters do not exist. Of course, this has some technical issues we’re still working out, but for now it should do the trick!

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10 o’clock list: Kenyon Randos


Objectively, Kenyon isn’t really a big school. Yet somehow, there are always these groups of random people that seem to always be around, perpetually anonymous to me yet familiar by way of association with their general way of being or where I see them. Although there are many individuals in this category that stand alone, there are several key categories of Kenyon randos that consistently stay in my line of sight but off my radar.

1. Sports Randos. I’m not hating on sports in any way, but I mean, you can’t deny the flocks of Nike crew socks and slide sandals on Old Side. Sometimes it seems like you guys dress from the same communal closet. As a non-athlete, the entire culture of Kenyon sports is somewhat lost on me. Take this into account with the cultish social feel that all sports seem to have, and you get the perfect set of randos for your non-athletic Kenyon student.

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