Jane Gets LOST: Season 1

Ah yes, here at the Thrill we’re all about topical, relatable content. That’s why I’m here to give you my honest review of a mystery-adventure serial television drama from 2004. Yep, you guessed it: we’re talking LOST! Whether or not you’ve seen Lost, or have any idea what it’s about, I urge you to read on. HowEVER, and this is your one warning, there are major spoilers ahead for Season 1. Is this show culturally relevant right now? No. But it has been living in my mind rent-free for the past three weeks, and I have some THINGS TO SAY about it. So without further ado, LET’S GET LOST BABY!!!

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Living Your Private Life in Public: TV at Kenyon

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There’s a reason college students love television — On the micro level, TV shows are easy to squeeze  in between classes. On the macro level, they offer the same emotional attachment as a movie, but often to a deeper and more personal extent. But in our little world on the hill, where can we watch our shows? It’s a little embarrassing to ugly-cry in front of your roommate because of what happened in the Legend of Korra Book 2 finale episode, but then again, it’s also pretty embarrassing to do it alone in Lower Dempsey. Continue reading

The Dumbest Thing I Ever Did: That Time I Got Lost on the Squad

This is what the Science Quad looked like to me as a sophomore.

This is how the Science Quad looked to me as a sophomore.

I would like to preface this story by letting you all know that I am not proud. I have a terrible sense of direction, and sometimes my life is like a cat trying to find its way out of a paper bag. But this is a challenge that I accept, and I will ball up my tiny fists and forge ahead in the face of all my missteps and wrong turns.

I wish I could say that the dumbest thing I ever did was when I was in the sixth grade or younger, but instead I have to tell you that I was a sophomore in college, “doing work ahead of time.”  It was a rainy day in November, and I was on the science quad with my roommate Sarah. Sarah is a Math major, so she knows the “squad” better than I. If I remember correctly, we were in a study room on the third floor of Tomsich when I decided to take a Peirce break and go get coffee.  Continue reading