10 o’clock list: How to Prove You did the Reading Without Looking Like a Normie

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Ah, the delicious thrill of class participation. You raise your hand, tentatively at first, before fully solidifying your thought and thrusting your hand into the air. But how will you distinguish yourself from every other well-prepared student in the class? You can’t just comment on the author’s intentions or ask a question about figures mentioned in a study, no, you must do something that catches the attention of your professor and makes them think, “Wow, this kid knows their stuff,” and not, “Why is this school full of fucking normies…God, I wish I was teaching at Oberlin.”

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If Resumes Were Honest

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When you’re job hunting, you’re supposed to put your best foot forward. To get on the grind you’ve got to sell yourself. Capitalism wants you to dress it up and make it look sexy. Employers want you to give ’em the lowdown in a condensed twelve by eight and a half piece of paper. For those of you looking for direction on how to spruce up those resumes, here’s how not to do it:

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How to Stay Kool at Kenyon When All You Have are Sweaters

"Is this any better, Squidward? I made this one with my tears." (via twitter.com)

“Is this any better, Squidward? I made this one with my tears.” (via twitter.com)

Unless you’ve been shut in your dorm room all week lamenting the outcome of the Pretty Little Liars finale, you’ve probably noticed that it’s still summer on the Hill. The sun is out, the birds are singing and everyone smells like an awkward middle school dance (women’s deodorant sucks — cut me some slack).

If your wardrobe looks like a ’90s church rummage sale complete with piles and piles of Cosby sweaters, have no fear. You don’t have to go on an online shopping spree in order to tame your inner Ted Striker. Just follow these tips and you’ll be easy, breezy and beautiful in no time.

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How to Be A Grown-Up: Asking Professors For Recommendations

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Look at these semi-happy, business-casual-attired professionals. Don’t you want to join them? (via Wikimedia Commons)

It’s that time of year again — the snow hasn’t even melted but your inbox is already clogging up with emails from your mom, all with the panicked subject line “APPLY FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS — Email Aunt Tanya’s friend about the thing!!! xOxo love you please do this ASAP.” If you don’t have a well-connected Aunt Tanya to hustle you straight into a ~*~*~dreamy~*~*~ D.C. nonprofit internship, though, the ins and outs of summer employment-chasing can be a little tricky. Read on for a guide to one of the most important parts of job/internship-securing — gettin’ that elusive, much-needed professor rec.

  • First, identify the professor of your choice. Ideally, it should be someone who thinks you’re at least OK.  Continue reading

10 o’clock list: 5 Tips For Dealing With Abroad Returnees

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Ugh, amirite? Remember writing in the sand with our toes at sunset in Santorini?

1. You don’t need to ask us how it was. Don’t get me wrong, this is 100% the normal and socially appropriate thing to do, but I’m here to tell you — it’s okay. You don’t care. We don’t mind that you don’t care. We just barely care, and we were the ones who went. Let’s just smile and nod and talk about our class schedules — I promise not to pull up a Powerpoint of the Neva River at night and involve you in an exhaustive conversation about how my suave, cosmopolitan study-abroad boyfriend Changed My Life. (I miss you every day, Pasha.)

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Kenyon How-To: Peirce on your Phone

Peirce Menu via Text vs. via Twitter Notification

Peirce Menu via Text vs. via Twitter

For those who don’t know, our  dining hall staff is kind enough to send out what they are serving via Twitter and Facebook, allowing us to see what Peirce is serving up before we walk into the Servery.  This makes it easy to check out Peirce’s Twitter feed or Facebook page, but for even greater convenience, we at the Thrill will show you how to get notified on your phone every time Peirce sends out their menu. All it takes is a Twitter account and a cell phone. Check it out after the jump! Continue reading

How to Be a Grown-Up: Fixing A Flat Tire

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Every Sunday the Thrill staff meet to discuss the posts for the upcoming week. When it came time to talk about “How to Be a Grown-Up”, I was asked if I could do one on how to fix a flat.  Two problems: 1) Why would it come up organically that I needed to fix a flat? and 2) I don’t actually know how. Funny story though, on the way back from Wal-Mart to get cheap beer and candy some friends and I popped a tire in a car that wasn’t ours. [Ed. — sounds familiar.] Luckily, our friend Alex is from backwoods Wisconsin (Oshkosh, to be exact) and once upon a time his father taught him how to fix a flat. So without further explanation, this is “How To Fix A Flat.”

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