Kenyon Doppelgangers: A Tale of Two Cranes

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Get ready, because we’re back again with the next long-awaited edition of Kenyon Doppelgangers, the classic Thrill feature where we profile two students with uncanny similarities for your viewing pleasure. I’m sure you’ve all seen our first student, Krane, ’22, hanging around Rosse and sometimes swinging by the Gund Gallery, but our second subject is a bit of a mystery.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay, Even If It’s Cooked in Front of You

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So it’s been what? Three weeks since the new Habachi restaurant in Mount Vernon opened? According to this article from Mount Vernon News  the restaurant was shut down temporarily due to “uncorrected critical  health violations.” The worst part is that this article is four days old and we’ve alll only collectively just realized they’re failing health examinations. Maybe the Kenyon Crud was just bad fish all along…

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Checking Out the Checkout Boy: A Visit to My Alternate Life

 

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I had returned. My third Kroger run of freshman year. Cinnamon walls greeted me with a nod, the quasi Starbucks waved hello, and the terra-cotta tile beneath my feet stuck to the soles of my shoes like quick kisses. I needed honey crisp apples and nothing else. In the produce section, I reaped my harvest, bathed in fluorescent light. With my three apples secured inside of a sheer plastic bag, I walked to the front of the store, and fate led me to checkout aisle 5. His name tag read “Alex.” A boy my own age, he stood at the far end of the grocery conveyor belt, tucked behind the cash register he’d spent the summer learning to master. “Hello, how are you doing today,” he asked as his fingers danced across the register keys, and my breath ebbed. In his “Hello” an alternate life flashed before my eyes. In Alex, I saw my youth in Mount Vernon.

In this life, Alex and I had met in Pre-calc. I liked his freckles and that his gages were only big enough to slide a pencil through. He noticed me because I always spoke up in class, a master of Sine and Cosine. One day, he approached me in the hallway, a quiet confidence about him. Unconventional as it may have been, Alex asked me if I wanted to see Nerve with him at the Premiere Theater on Friday. “I’d like that,” I answered, tucking a green strip of hair behind my ear, “Dave Franco is such a good actor.”

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Freshman 15: Places You Should Know (in Mount Vernon)

The Knox County Courthouse – not included in our list because we surely do hope you never have to go to this building (via markspearmanphotography.com)

Welcome to Kenyon, First Years! Pretty soon you will be pulling into Gambier and ready to start the school year – but before you dive right into life as a Kenyon student, we’ve pulled together a list of businesses in Mount Vernon (our much larger neighbor to the West) that we think you should become familiar with. Check out the list after the break!

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Kenyon From the Air

This weekend, alumni Brendan Keefe ’90 took to the skies of Gambier and Mount Vernon with an RC helicopter. He was kind enough to share the following videos with The Thrill. The results are breathtaking.

Set to the Chamber Singers singing “Kokosing Farewell,” this shot of South Campus goes from the church bells to Bushnell and everywhere in between. Sort of makes you remember why you stopped and held your breath the first time you set foot on campus.

Check out some more videos after the break!

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