Obituary for Olin-Chalmers

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Even in this brochure ready picture of our dear Mother, someone hasn’t put a Peirce cup away.


Olin-Chalmers Memorial Library, 32, First Bae and Queen Mother, was destroyed this year in October 2018. Olin was erected in 1986, where it remained a weird “it’s two libraries in one building” hybrid for over three decades.

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Kenyon Cadavers: Worms on the Rugby Field

Kenyon's Rugby pitch - home to all the ruggers and a whole lot of worms.

Kenyon’s Rugby pitch – home to all the ruggers and a whole lot of worms.

In this post, we’ll be discussing gross stuff like worms and squishing worms and realizing that you just put your hand on a worm that you probably killed and like maybe  it had a future or kids or some kind of kin and a job that it really liked and so you’re 50% really existentially sad and 50% really grossed out so if either of those things don’t appeal to you, maybe it’d be best to skip out on this one.

If you left your room at all last week, you would have seen that it rained. A lot. And if you spent any amount of time examining the soggy earth during one of these rainstorms, or shortly after maybe you saw a worm or two wriggling its way out of the ground in an attempt not to drown. As cute and confusing as this thought is (are worms semi-aquatic? Why haven’t they evolved gills?) it’s really really gross when you realized you’ve stepped on one.

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Carl Djerassi ’43 dies at 91


Carl Djerassi, a graduate of Kenyon and the inventor of the birth control pill died yesterday in San Francisco, Djerassi was 91. Djerassi emigrated to America from Austria at the age of 16. At the age of 18, Djerassi graduated with a degree in chemistry from Kenyon, having received a scholarship with help from Eleanor Roosevelt. Continue reading