How to Pronounce: “Class of 2016”

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These are someone’s CHILDREN!!!!!!!!! Probably. (via Wikia)

They told me when I was a freshman that the sophomore-senior relationship was something to look forward to.

I didn’t believe them. “But these juniors… they ain’t shit to me!”, I naively protested, internally, because that’s a rude thing to say out loud.

Alas… sweet, simple, lil’-ol’-dumb-ol’-stinky-ol’ me. Looking back now, a year later, it’s a cruel how wrong I have proven to be. I’m gonna miss so many of you so much – you guys are great! Heck, you guys are shit to me!

Therefore, it is with heavy heart and on bended knee that I offer this simple tribute to you, the graduating class of Kenyon College –  you, who have taught me so much, who have welcomed me into your homes and who have even, on occasion, into the NCA’s gazebo (but that was really just a one time thing, as you so explicitly stated. It’s cool! I understand. Everyday can’t be Underclassmen Gazebo Open-Season Day. That would be crazy. Right? That would be crazy, Cath).

So here it is, coming at you live from the deepest recesses of my soul/from inside my parked Ford Escape Hybrid with the windows fully rolled up. Warning: this one was incredibly hard to make, so it’s probably gonna be incredibly hard to listen to.

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How to Pronounce: “Ransom Hall”

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Note the beautiful, glossy black Guardians of the Night [crows] perched precariously on the roof–this will be important for the context of this article (via Wikimedia).

One of the most stately buildings across campus, Ransom Hall functions as the Admissions building, and is therefore a hub for students, faculty and visitors alike. From campus tours to scholarship meetings, formal events to snowball fights on the lawn that surrounds it, Ransom is just as busy as it is beautiful!

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How to Pronounce: “Peircegiving”

As stated so succinctly in Chef Meagan’s 2014 Peircegiving address: “what a sexy sight ;)” (via joyboom.com)

You already know what it is! But in case you don’t, Peircegiving is the highly anticipated, annual autumnal feast that will be taking place in Peirce Dining Hall this Wednesday (tomorrow!) from 5-8 PM. Grab some friends, grab a table, and grab stock of your year so far and really think about what and who you’re thankful for as you funnel hot gravy and chilled cranberry sauce down your throat like a goose being forcefed corn in order to fatten its liver for foie gras!
(Ed. Note: that image is really sad and graphic and that type of farming is rly messed up, sorry about that, this Peircegiving i am thankful for ethical agriculture, ty and have a good break every1).

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How To Pronounce: “Sean Decatur”

full time educator/leader/father/community member/male model/wearer of what appears to be a white linen blazer??? (someone please get back to me with the scoop on what kind of fabric that is).jpg [via oberlin.edu]

Considering this is such a prolific week for prospie visits, we figured we would go ahead and throw all the visitors on campus another bone this week and teach them how to pronounce the name of the most important man on campus: the college’s own head honcho, President Sean Decatur. Listen closely, and take notes if you have to: if you’re lucky, you and your family may get the chance to meet him this weekend!

Have a Kenyon or Gambier-related word you’re not sure how to pronounce? Email us at thekenyonthrill@gmail.com with suggestions!

The Thrill Presents: How To Pronounce

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Greetings, readers! We are pleased to announce a brand new Thrill feature: our own series of Kenyon-themed pronunciation videos. We hope that these videos may help new students or those planning on visiting, so they don’t make the embarrassing faux-pas of asking for directions to “Rossy Hall” – I know certainly did when I was a freshman! Continue reading