10 o’clock list: Research Papers You Write in College that Annoy Your High School-Aged Sister

Going home for break is mostly an exercise in figuring out how to complain about your homework without actively alienating your entire family. Like, you want to moan about the books and papers you need to take care of, but, also, will your grandparents freak out if they know you’re spending 14 hours a week learning about reggae music and mystical Judaism? When the spines of 2/3 of your break books read “The History of Sexuality”, the family room can turn into a family conflict room in an instant. But, clueless olds aside, it’s the high school-aged siblings you really need to be concerned about. If you let your little sister find out that you’re writing your final research paper on the Clique series, she may throw a temper tantrum, declare life to be totally unfair and announce she’s dropping out of high school. To avoid the hysterics, remind her that she needs to graduate high school before she can have fun in college — and never, ever show her this list.  Below, a list of real paper topics dreamt up by real Kenyon students.

  1. Parallels Between Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Chaucer’s “A Pardoner’s Tale”- This paper is the summation of “going to Kenyon” in the minds of all high schoolers. Continue reading

Kenyon Kribs: ECO/PEAS House


There is a little fisherman that guards the door to the Stepford-esque (at least from the outside) ECO/PEAS house. Inside lies a space perfect for eating and crafting, with annoyingly spacious rooms and tigers plastering the walls. If you stop by to take photographs of their home, they may serve you chocolate tea or homemade bread. Their living room space is home to D.I.Y. Krafternoon every Friday, as well as a blue, fuzzy, somewhat phallic pillow. The eight residents brew beer, build bikes, bake bread, and also run and bike. Basically, they are the crafty, outdoorsy people you wish you were, living together in a beautiful house.

See more of their cozy, messy home after the jump!

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