10 o’clock list: Ways to Get Spooky This Halloween (and anytime after if you’re feeling crazy)


Every time October 31st rolls around there’s a sense of spook in the air. You can feel it. There is an energy traveling through the campus among the fall foliage. Sometimes it’s hard to know how this manifests and what to do with all those spooky feelings. But, alas, do not fear. Read on and get spooky.  Continue reading

Silly First-Years, Theme Housing Isn’t For Kids

Say goodbye to your white picket-fence dreams for a year or two. (via kenyon.edu)

As if the Housing Lottery wasn’t tough enough for first-year students, it seems like Theme Housing won’t be a way to sneak into an apartment this year. In years prior, rising sophomores have filled NCAs and Aclands under the pretense of Theme Housing, but this seems to be a thing of the past. This year’s Theme Housing application–emailed to campus from the Office of Housing and Residential Life–seems to be trying to undo this loophole. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Kenyon-Relevant Famous Last Words

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

What does Zombie Jane Austen know about your life?

“I’m so bored with it all.” These were the last words of Winston Churchill, before he slipped into a coma for nine days and passed away. While these words may not resonate with your Kenyon experience, I’ve found some that do. From British generals to Russian Tsars, The Thrill has compiled some famous last words you’ve surely uttered (if not, just wait) while living on the Hill.

1. “I can’t sleep.” —J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan

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Sounding Off: North Campus Architecture


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The construction of the NCAs and the new Health Center on campus marks a new period in Kenyon’s architectural history. Moving away from the gothic style that marks much of south campus, the new construction on north campus is characterized by a uniformity that verges on the cookie-cutter style of suburbia. Is the college losing its character, or is this change for the better? Tell us how you feel in the comments!

Claire: So I kind of like the new, suburban-style housing on North campus. It’s kind of like when you move from South to North, you’re moving in time from Kenyon’s beginning up to the 21st century. Continue reading

Gossip from the Hill, Reading Daze Edition


Ahoy Matey

I’m back Kenyon and I’ve been storing up a good load of gossip from these four Reading Days (or should I say daze, Olin was positively empty).

Spotted everywhere, Safety officers. Boy oh boy, it seems like students just can’t keep their parties under control this year! I get that it was your birthday, but whoever tried to recreate this in their NCA has to remember that we are on a college campus, not a Carnival Cruise. And rugby players, I get that you have to go H.A.M. on the field, but the refs here care when you break things. ‘Course, I’d rather be busted by Safety than die of boredom in the Bullseye. The DKEs were not on their game this weekend: closed down by 1:30 on a Saturday night? I expect better. What are all of us to do?  Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Please Listen to Me Complain About My Beautiful House

Great job Graham, but I have some notes.

Great job, Graham, but I have some notes. (via kenyon.edu)

The houses in Stepford (aka New Loop) are wonderful: The third floor rooms have beautiful high ceilings that would make any realtor clamor for the listing, the kitchen countertops are unnaturally cool (not cold, mind you) and each floor has its own climate zone.

But, just like Nicole Kidman discovered in Stepford (yes, I was thinking of the 2004 remake), all was not perfect on New Loop. Graham Gund, take heed, because I have some petty, Kenyon-style complaints to make about the wonderful housing I am lucky to have access to. Continue reading