[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