November is Coming



Hey there happy Kampers! As we progress throughout the semester we grow ever closer to November. November is a month on many things: Thanksgiving (and consequently Thanksgiving Break), Veterans Day, Daylight Savings time ends, and, of course, the general election.  On campus, the Clinton interns have been doing an awesome job getting people to register, but along with the privilege of voting in Knox County and the greater Ohio electorate comes the responsibility of making informed decisions for ourselves and the other people who live here. Continue reading

The Stars Have Spoken… Again.

Oh…oh no. November looks interesting…. (via

In case you missed the memo, it’s November. If that leaves you with a cold sense of dread (or a chilly attitude toward the next person who mentions that it’s November) – fear not! The Thrill has once again provided you another round of stunningly accurate and useful readings for the month ahead.

Aries– Careful of your FB page – pictures of you grinding on the Nuge at D-Cat’s gala will hit the Internet before long. Continue reading

Weekend Drink: Hot Toddy

I’m doing my part to spread awareness!!

Well, November has set in.  It’s cold, it’s dark, the schoolwork is immense, and Thanksgiving break is tantalizingly close.  It’s also Sweet Potato Awareness month, incidentally.  Which I feel raises the dual questions of A) Who is unaware of sweet potatoes? and B) Why do we need a whole month to tell people about them?  I feel like it’s overkill…sorry, where was I?  Oh yes, booze!  You did  come here for booze, right?  It says Weekend Drink at the top of the page after all.  If you were expecting something else, this is your chance to close the page.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Still here?  Great, we didn’t need those other stuffy guys anyway.  Finally though, here’s a classic drink to keep you warm and pull your through all your Movember growing, NaNoWriMo typing, November themed needs:  Continue reading

Friday Playlist: Songs For Getting It On


“Are you with someone tonight? Do not question your love. Take your lover by the hand. Release the power within yourself. Your heard me, release the power. Tame the wild cosmos with a whisper.”-Leon Phelps

November is starting to get a little cold, so I put together a playlist for snuggling (among other activities).

“Tupelo Honey” — Van Morrison

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NaNoWriMo Madness

Onward, dear writers! via

Onward, dear writers! (via

For most Kenyonites, November is significant mainly for the monstrous piles of homework and exams that stand between them and Thanksgiving break. For a valiant group of Kenyon writers who have stepped up to the challenge of National Novel Writing Month, November is the month that puts their writing chops – and their sanity – to the test.

For the uninitiated, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an annual event for amateur writers. The goal: 50,000 words between midnight on November 1st and 11:59 PM November 30th. Luckily, Kenyon participants have a built-in support system in KWC-WT, the campus creative writing collective.

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Beat Back Those November Blues

Chin up, Cardboard Man! It’s Sweet Potato Awareness Month! (via

And so it’s begun: the arduous three-week slog leading up to Thanksgiving break. The days are shorter, the wind is chillier, and the homework load has hit a fever pitch. That’s right, boys and girls–it’s November, the metaphorical Thursday night of the Western calendar.

Unfortunately, you can’t fast-forward to the holidays, but you can beat the November panic-induced freak out blues with a few suggestions.

  • Obtain a rake (I found a few in the Timberlake basement, if you’re feeling brave) and take advantage of Kenyon’s abundance of trees by creating a giant leaf pile. Abandon rake at safe distance. Jump in leaf pile. Repeat. Return rake when finished. Continue reading