Post Spring Break Changes to Campus Explained Through Haikus

coverWe are back on campus and some things are the same but also, some things are different. In this period of transition times can be tough so here are some poems to get us through.

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10 o’ clock list: Haikus Nobody Asked For

As a Kenyon student, I find the only appropriate and rewarding form of expression to be that of the written word so it made sense to manifest some of the raging emotions into haikus. I’ll (graciously) accept my award from the English department whenever they’re ready.

1.  On the twenty-third,

I must battle for my sched

And for my housing

Who did this to us?

We are so vulnerable

Please…some compassion

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10 o’clock list: Ways to Politely Unsubscribe from Dis-Lists

Ah, fall semester, who could have guessed there'd be so many terrible consequences?

Ah, fall semester, so many bad decisions, so many regrets.

The beginning of the year was like the beginning of a party, and as you entered the activities fair every club seemed just as promising as every human looks at an Old Kenyon Party. Full “beer-goggles” on, you put your name down for everything. Ducks for the Republicans? Sign me up. Or were you fooled by the condoms and candy the Health Center was giving out? In your excitement to sign up for the Kenyon DJs, did you also not realize your rambunctious friend was also signing you up for Paws against Humanity? Well, regardless you now have more emails in your box than D-Cat himself, and although it’s just February it’s time for some spring-cleaning.

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“I Haik-You”: First-Year Musings in Haiku Form

^That.

^That.

It’s the end of the year, and everyone’s getting nostalgic — what better way to channel those emotions than with the ancient art of haiku? Here, the first-year Thrill writers have offered up their “5-7-5” perspectives on Kenyon life — pick your favorite in the comments!
From Claire Berman ’16 —
Slug hunting at the

BFEC. Please, oh please can we
drink the beer instead?