If I Went Off-Campus, So Can You

The Newberry Library, one of the most amazing places on the planet. (via Wikipedia Commons)

I cry easily. In fact, I have crying in public down to a science. On this map, I have more instances of public weeping than anyone else on the Thrill’s staff. This is not something I take lightly. I have anxiety. Consistently nervous about absolutely everything, I have difficulties talking to people, speaking up in classes, and a whole lot of other stuff that I won’t bother you with. Some days even walking across campus is hell for me because of my constant negative thoughts. When it comes to People Who Probably Shouldn’t Leave Campus For A Semester, I thought I’d be on the top of the list. But when I was presented with an opportunity that I was too excited to say no to, I left.

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Newberry Seminar is a semester-long program in Chicago where participants have the opportunity to do primary source research in the coolest library in the world. While there, I worked closely with dedicated professors and students and was intensely engaged in my academic work. It was academically rigorous, but I don’t think I’ve had more fun in my life. My program is not for everybody, but it was perfect for me. Continue reading

How to Connect to the P: and H: Drives When off Campus


The P: (public storage) and H: (your private storage) drives are really great tools, like really great. For example, you really should be backing up all or most of your files onto your H: drive every week in case your dies/gets dropped/gets beer spilled on it. Access to the P: and H: drives is available from any campus computer just by logging in. But did you know you can also access files you’ve stored at Kenyon OFF CAMPUS!?

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Off Campus Study: The Flowchart

So long as you're fluent in a language, the world is your oyster. (via crzisme.deviantart.com.)

So long as you’re fluent in a language, the world is your oyster. (via crzisme.deviantart.com.)

Sophomores, it’s almost time to make a very big decision: if and where you want to study off campus. We’ve been thinking about it for a while now, but it’s time to actually figure stuff out. The decision can be a tough one, but luckily you don’t have to do it by yourself. The Thrill is here to hold your hand, helping you by providing this handy flowchart to solve all your problems:

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