10 o’clock list: Kenyon’s Every Flavor Beans

Utmost respect to you and all that you do, Doc. (via me and only me)

Utmost respect to you and all that you do, Doc. (via me and only me)

Looking for a snack to snarf during your post-Extendo/pre-seminar snack break? Look no further than The Thrill’s next entrepreneurial endeavor! We’re proud to announce our collaboration with Jelly Belly’s Ivy League-trained Bean Scientists™ which, if all goes well, will produce the world’s first Kenyon-inspired branch of cavity-inducing, jaw-breaking, awe-inspiring sweet treats: Doctor Locke’s Every Flavor Beans. I can hear your stomach rumbling already. If your tastebuds are itching to give these babies a try, have no fear! While our Kenyon Kandies are in production, we’ve decided to treat you to a little sneak peak of our upcoming flavors. Grab a drool cloth, ’cause these tiny morsels are – according to our taste-testers (who, full disclosure, are just prospies we grabbed from an afternoon tour group) – delectable.

1. Hash Brown Triangle

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Though these tiny morsels contain no real potato, they’re sure to delight kids and adults alike! Enjoy the buttery comfort of Peirce’s most famous creation without leaving your bed-turned-hangover nest on lazy Saturday mornings. Be careful, though – ingesting too many of these has been known to cause tongue numbness and starch addiction, as well as reverse homesickness in children 18-24.

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“Gambier Ink”: Tattoos Around Campus, Part IV

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Rosie Ouellet ’15

It’s my first tattoo. I got it last May … One day I was really really bored in class so I started doodling on myself … and happened to be able to draw a turtle in one stroke, and I thought that was cool, and then added meaning on it, like it’s to protect myself, like a turtle shell, and it’s just really cute … I kept drawing it on myself from October to May to make sure that I wanted it, so when I actually got it people didn’t notice.

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10 o’clock List: Ways You Thought Kenyon Was Hogwarts and Were 100% Wrong

This post was written by Maureen Hoff ’15 and Mary Alice Jackson ’15.

WARNING: This may ruin Harry Potter Day as you know it…

1.   You thought there were witches. You saw the way people dressed and thought that we were all at LEAST Stevie Nicks type of witches. Flow-y dresses, big sweaters and shawls, witchy boots- oh my god totally witches. Nope, not witches, just hip hip hip hip2b square.

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10 o’clock list: 5 Sentence Starters to Avoid During Parents’ Weekend

“Anyways, he was all like ‘GUESS WHO BROUGHT ABSINTHE?!’ and that’s when things REALLY got crazy…”

Let’s face it, bud, there are going to be a lot of parents on campus this weekend. Whether or not yours are making the pilgrimage, it’s almost guaranteed that several of your peers will be towing their elders across campus for a while. That being said, you can’t just carry on with your typical rhetoric. Unless your parents are riding front row the Cool Train, you might want to censor a few of your usual conversation topics. So here’s the deal- if you blow an engine early on with a particularly noticeable gaffe, there’ll be nowhere for you to land safely. Starting your sentences strong is a good escape plan for later slip ups. Here are a few engine-blowers for you to avoid in your parental communication quest.

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“Gambier Ink”: Tattoos Around Campus, Part II

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Cathy’s tattoo, which she got for a “notorious” high school scavenger hunt.

Throughout this process (check out last week’s part one), I learned a bunch of intimate details about Kenyon students whom I both had and hadn’t met before. I was also struck by the fact that these (somewhat) strangers were down to disrobe to varying publicly acceptable degrees for this, so maybe we’re making progress. The world is a crazy place. Here’s part two of “Gambier Ink”:

Cathy Mayer ’16

My high school had this scavenger hunt that is notorious for having like, lots of crazy requirements — you divide up into teams, and you compete and do them. … A lot of them are not something I would really want documented — like I don’t know if I’m allowed to say them, for the like, the code of the scavenger hunt — but like … some … very vulgar things, and I was not that down to do that. But I had gotten it into my mind that I would do the tattoo thing. Continue reading

From the Collegian Archives: Harry Potter Review

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This week in From the Collegian Archives, we’re not going too far back — just 14 years, to Nov. 4, 1999. But it might as well have been a lifetime ago, because this was before Pottermania had begun. (The book had, however, been released in the U.S. in Sept. 1998, meaning the Collegian was not exactly on the ball with this review.) Luckily, the review is a positive one — “quality stuff,” “fast pace, engaging characters and … fantasy-ridden plot,” “attracting people of all ages” — as the Collegian would probably never recover from panning the most beloved book of our generation. Still, the paper couldn’t resist throwing in the requisite sophisticated-liberal-arts-student-who’s-too-good-for-this barbs. “If you do no other pleasure reading over Thanksgiving break, read Harry Potter. In between, of course, chapters of Moby Dick.

After the jump, a special bonus photo of Kenyon’s own favorite boy wizard!

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