If Winter Olympic Sports were Kenyon Students

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Snowboarding enters Pierce, walking on the seal like they always do. The just came out of their 9:40 class where they made wildly outrageous comments, using the right words but always producing an incoherent conclusion. Snowboarding is the type of kid that doesn’t use shower shoes but does own a blow dryer. They’ve been known to fuck up royally, time and time again, but their friends forgive them and like to tell the story of that one time, freshman year, when Snowboarding did an air-to-fakie-mclovin-ollie-nickolas-cage-switch-flip-shaun-white-bring-back-your-long-hair-1080 out of the bullseye window.

Snowboarding settles down on old side with a Peirce Cup full of whole milk.

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Chris Mosier at Kenyon!

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Chris Mosier, y’all!!! ~via edition.cnn.com

Attention, everyone!!! Chris Mosier, U.S. Olympic athlete, is coming to Kenyon tomorrow! Besides being a member of the mens’ triathlon and duathlon teams, he’s also the first transgender Olympic athlete to make the U.S. Olympic team. This event is hosted by Kenyon Athletes for Equality and Kenyon Student Athletes!

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: NBA Center Jason Collins, who came out to Sports Illustrated last April, will become the first openly gay player in the “big four” American sports (or at least the first to be accepted by the press). Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. His performance during this period will likely decide whether the Nets (or another team) sign him to a longer contract.

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The Monday Catchup

The Underwoods made an appearance at Philander's Ball.

The Underwoods made an appearance at Philander’s Ball.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were at high school prom Philander’s Ball:

The Lead Story: Season 2 of Netflix’s House of Cards came out early Friday morning. If you’re looking for hard news, there’s plenty after the jump. In the world of fake political drama, however, House of Cards gave viewers plenty to talk about. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here (not a spoiler). Here’s a recap of episode 1 “Hunt or be hunted.” Fans should also check out these slow-mo House of Card Instagram vids. Or this piece on why you should watch the original British version of the show. According Variety, at least 15% of Netflix subscribers watched the first episode on Friday. That’s a ton of people. Again, real news after the jump folks.

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10 o’clock list: Winter Olympic Sports Kenyon Students Would be Into

Middle Path could host rousing curling competitions.

Middle Path could host rousing curling competitions.

The one thing the KAC doesn’t have (and I literally mean it has everything else) is a venue for winter sports. Sure, Ohio isn’t Vermont, but we have more natural snow than Sochi does, so why are there no winter sports at Kenyon? How are any of us going to be able to compete in 2018?

While the KAC may not have a hockey rink, or adequate biathlon facilities, I think Kenyon students could really get into these sports. Find out what they are after the (ski) jump! Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

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(Fireworks are seen over Olympic Park during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Photo: AP)

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: The Olympics are here! This year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, got underway on Friday. So far the United States has already taken home the gold (well, once so far) and Great Britain won its first medal on snow (as opposed to ice). The Olympics haven’t been all triumph, though. American figure skater Ashley Wagner called bullsh*t on  scores that kicked her off the medal stand. At least she didn’t have to participate in Sochi’s newest event: door breaking.

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The Monday Catch Up: Summer Highlights Edition

Many of you may remember former president Dave Chappelle. (Courtesy of http://www.imgur.com)

Here at The Thrill, we recognize that our readers live busy lives. You may not have time to absorb every little bit of news that happens off of our lovely hill. As during last semester, The Monday Catch Up aims to bring you up to speed on the most important (interesting, funny and entertaining) news that you may have missed each week. This week’s catch up is a roundup of all that happened this summer.

1) Y’all, we landed on MarsCheck out this amazing HD video of the landing, complete with dramatic background music.

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