A (Sort of) Comprehensive Guide to Campus Celebrities

By the way, Kenyon is in Knox County.

By the way, First Years, Kenyon is in Knox County. (From left to right: Mike Durham, Meredith Harper Bonham ’92, Sean Decatur, Hoi Ning Ngai and Bam Bam the Cat.)

Confused by the vast number of faculty members sending you email after email about open class seats and music lessons? Upset by the sheer volume of smiling adult faces you’ve attempted to impress over the past 72 hours? Feeling lost due to an overwhelming sense of displacement, but unable to reach out for guidance because you simply don’t know who to trust?

Me too, friend. These feelings don’t go away with time.

BUT! If you’re looking for the low-down on Kenyon’s key players, I’ve got you covered. Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in a calming pool of sweet, sweet information. You’ll thank me when you’re older. Continue reading

Pregnancy on Campus: An Interview with Kim Cullers

(via cnn.com)

If you have a functioning uterus, chances are you have a plan for if you ever find yourself staring at a positive pregnancy test. Whether it’s something you’re hoping for or definitely trying to avoid, there’s no question that pregnancy on a college campus can be a dicey issue.

Emma Specter ’15 and I spoke to Kim Cullers, CNP-Director at Kenyon’s Health Center, about pregnancy at Kenyon, a subject we’d heard relatively little about during our four years on campus. So, just how likely is it?

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Viral Gastroenteritis: “It’s Happening. It Happened.”

According to a student-info sent out by Kim Cullers, CNP/Health Center Director to the stars, stomach virus is rearing its ugly head on campus once again. Indeed, the Thrill has received unconfirmed reports of people “just straight-up vomming in public.” Per Kim’s advice, make sure to wash your hands, stay hydrated and keep yourself within range of bed/a toilet — lest you end up soiling yourself/vomiting in the street (see above video).

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Plan B (But Were Afraid To Ask)

We’ve written before about “Learning to Love Plan B,” but it seems there’s a lot of misinformation going around at Kenyon about the actual mechanics of just how emergency contraception works/when you can take it, etc., etc. To put the rumors to rest, we spoke to Kim Cullers, Health Center director and certified nurse practitioner, about some of the more common questions we’ve heard circulating about Plan B. Check out her answers below!


Is there a fixed number of times you can take Plan B? (i.e., “You can only take it three times in your life.”) There is no fixed [number of] times that you can take Plan B, but the manufacturer is quick to point out that, “Plan B should NOT be used as your primary form of contraception.” But there is NO evidence that repeatedly using Plan B is harmful to your health!

Can you take Plan B while on another form of birth control? Yes. We have occasionally provided Plan B to women who are already on the birth control pill if they have been irregular in taking the pills, missed a day or just want the additional reassurance that a pregnancy will be avoided.

Does Plan B only literally work “the morning after”? How long is the window to take it? The package insert for Plan B recommends that you take the medication within 72 hours for maximum protection. There have been studies that report effectiveness even up to five days, but they stress the importance of taking it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to get the most benefit. An interesting fact that some people may not know … It will not abort or affect a pregnancy if [a pregnancy] has already occurred.

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