Life After Kenyon: A Message from the D.C. Alumni Association

To help ease the transition and break the ice between you and the alumni association in your future hometown, The Thrill presents this occasional feature in which we highlight a different alumni association for your reading pleasure. This month, The Thrill has chosen to highlight Washington D.C.’s alumni association. Today’s message is brought to you by the D.C. Chapter themselves. 


Worried about life after Kenyon? Scared of meeting people who went to school with more than one dining hall? Interested in meeting and working with Kenyon grads around the country? Continue reading

E.L. Doctorow ’52 Dies at 84

E.L. Doctorow ’52. Via

E.L. Doctorow, a member of the class of 1952 died in Manhattan today as a result of complications from lung cancer. He was 84. Though a philosophy major, Doctorow also studied with the founder of the New Criticism school, John Crowe Ransom, during his time at Kenyon. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: 5 Kenyon-Specific Drunk Alter Egos


Really? Because I thought I was Dean Toutain. Hmph–via

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in college, it’s that everybody has a little something hidden inside of them. For some, it might just be a testicle that never quite dropped. For others, it might be a bag of cocaine right around the corner from the good ol’ large intestine. But more commonly than drugs and uni-balls, people have alter egos lurking deep below the surface, waiting for a drop of alcohol to bring them to life. I mean, sometimes I tell people I’m Jesus because he turned water into wine and I can turn wine into pee. Seems pretty legit to me. You know–hot toddy, potty–potato, potahto. You feel me. Anyways, here are 5 Kenyon-specific drunk alter egos.

1. The church bell tollers. What’s obviously drunk and produces loud noises vaguely resembling the Harry Potter theme song? Your alter ego! But in broad daylight, it’s probably just those damn bell tollers. You know, do doo da do do do do, do da doo doo do DUDE! What is up? Cove o’clock? Cove o’clock.  Continue reading