I Have No Lib and I Must Read

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As a senior, I can’t help but see Olin’s destruction as symbolic of something.

 

I’m like you. Don’t worry, not entirely, but like you, I miss the library. I find the mods frustrating, and frankly, I don’t understand where our books are. I have questions, and I’m sure you do too. Where are our books? Why can’t I see them? Will I ever read again? How can I get books on this campus? 

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First-Years v. Construction

futuristic cityWith all the construction it’s pretty hard to tell what’s actually being accomplished.

Some might say it’s impossible in fact. Especially for a first-year who has a lot of other things to think about.

This is the story of one woman’s journey to see how outlandish of construction projects she could convince first-years to take a stance on. (Deep thanks go out to all the first-years interviewed for being good sports and generally hilarious people).

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10 o’clock list: Groups that will fight over the Great Wall on Campus

With the boarding up of Olin and Chalmers Library and a robust first-year class to boot, Kenyonites this year find themselves scrambling for coveted study spaces. Where are we to weep over esoteric theory readings? How will we disrupt our peers with our ill-timed and ill-placed procrastination chatter? Fret not, children, for though God Gund taketh, he also giveth us a hundred yards of free, fresh, plywood real estate. And thus the turf wars to end all turf wars was born! Who will conquer the campus’ great ass wall? Here are a few of our favorite picks:

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[Student-Info] Sims Construction Update – The New Atrium

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Kenyon Student #1 with some delicious market chili

Phase 2 of the ongoing library construction continues with the creation of the first floor open study space. This area will be used for individual study, group meetings, and gossip sessions full of whisper-shouting after a quick Kenyon Lookaround. Note the prevalence of the classic Gund Grey with sprinkles of bright yellow, which is presumably meant to replace the sun as Kenyon students’ principal Vitamin D supplier.

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[Student-Info] Sims Construction Update – Phase 2 Initiated

 

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Kenyon Student #1 fleeing from the police

 

Attention all Kenyon College students, faculty, and simulated critters: the Kenyon 2020 Plan is now shifting from Phase 1 into Phase 2. Read on to see the first images of the new Kenyon library. Also, please be aware of recent mod glitches––we’ve recently noticed modular units popping up on Peirce lawn, which definitely isn’t part of the plan, right?  Continue reading

Simulated Kenyon: The New Library, Part I

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Even though we’ve seen the Kenyon 2020 Plans online, on fences, and in our dreams, many still wonder exactly what the new library should and will look like. Because I will have graduated and received a restraining order from Kenyon by the time the library is completed, I decided to answer these questions by creating the new Kenyon library in the most realistic computer game known to man: the Sims 2. I’ve spoken to a lot of Kenyon simulation truthers, and we can all agree that life at Kenyon is sometimes so odd that we must live in either a corrupted cartoon universe or a simulation created by Graham Gund. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a “strategic life simulation video game” from 2004 is the best way to predict our future. Also, the Thrill already has a surprising amount of Sims content for an blog about Kenyon College, so you signed up for this!

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10 o’clock list: Fun Ideas for the New Library!!

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We’ll soon have a new library, that much is for sure. A new haven for books, big and smelly or small and smelly. And since we know that the administration is still taking suggestions on what this big fat bookhouse will look like, I thought I’d lay it all on the line. Libraries should be places of laughter and joy, where cacophonous howls of mirth constantly echo off the thick, loamy walls. Here are my ideas for making the new library as exciting as it should be:

  1. Fill the water fountains with slime. When thirsty students need water and press down on the cold metal lever, hoping only to sup from the cold clear stream of moisture, instead they’ll find a never-ending slime snake, thick and inedible! Fun! Continue reading