Ask A Junior Who Just Came Back From Abroad

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Dear Junior Who Just Came Back From Abroad,

The rape scene in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones really gets my goat. As an avid reader of the original George R. R. Martin books, I know that the scene depicted was not canon. While in the original text, Cersei is at first cautious but then very enthusiastically consents, on screen she is resiliently against Jaime’s advances the whole way through. Not only does this open up a bigger issue about the withdrawal and validity of consent, but also how victims are portrayed in the media. Is this incident going to be brushed away simply because Cersei is a “baddie”? (Although, who among us can really say who is bad and good in this world? All the characters have valid motivations for their actions, even if they do end up conflicting — oh, I’m getting away from the point).

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10 o’clock List: Common Hour Discussions You Might Actually Attend

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…about Common Hour. (via huffingtonpost.com) 

Common Hour talks. Wowee Zowee big topic. Professors always want you to attend, you usually forget/don’t want to/have another obligation right after so you would rather put food in your face. And no disrespect to the College, because sometimes they are really cool and sometimes we are just idiots who don’t go. But here are some topics that I think most students would feel dumb to miss:

1. How to find housing for your internship and/or job for the summer. Guess who can’t afford housing anywhere, especially in big stupid cities like motherfucking New York? Most people. Even if you are getting paid. But what if there was a Common Hour talk where they just told you what to do and where to look and which parts are scary parts of the city and gave you names of other people who are trying to live in the city you’re trying to work inhdisakojdsfasf sorry just came in my pants at the idea.

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Overheard At Kenyon, Vol. Something

They tell you not to post your incriminating conversations online, but did you know the dumb shit you say isn’t safe around campus either? The Thrill is always listening.  Below, you’ll find a selection of our favorites from the past few weeks — as always, if you spot one of your own contributions in here, copyright-infringement subpoenas can be sent to thekenyonthrill@gmail.com.

Flirtin’ Fiend in Wiggle Ground, shaking hips — “You want it!”

  • Unenthusiastic Guy, backing away — “I’m indifferent to it.”

Athletics/Diversity Enthusiast in LoGund — “So, the swim team won the NAACP championship?”

  • Surrounding friends, staring – *Silence*
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