10 o’clock list: The 5 People You Meet In Peirce

We’ve all been to Peirce at common hour on a Tuesday. One minute you’re on hunt for the last scoop of fries before they run out, the next, the literal Hunger Games are upon you. No one is safe. No one makes it out entirely whole. Here are some people to look out for to ensure that the odds are ever in your favor.

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The Baggage They Left Behind

me alone on Family Weekend (notice my smile)

Well, I survived my first Family Weekend! Since my parents didn’t come, it allowed me to observe and people watch instead of entertaining family relations.  And honestly, people watching is better than family.  One thing I particularly noticed was the amount of baggage, physical and emotional, left over after the parents left. That and the relief I felt when I could finally find a table in Peirce and go to the bathroom without seeing a single parent.

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Calling your Parents: A Guide

Calling home really is the best option.

Calling home really is the best option.

The first two weeks of school are almost done. By now perhaps you realize four classes in a row on a Thursday wasn’t so great an idea. You still haven’t recovered from the upsetting news that the Bullseye shut-down Friday night. The impending doom of the Kenyon Krud is sending you to the Health Center with sniffles and hand sanitizer. All of these worries make you wish you could cry to your mom, but you have no idea what to even say. Look no further; we’ve got you covered.

  • Rule #1: Call every week. Whether you want to call your mom, father, grandmother, or other adult in your life, make sure you do it often. Although it may seem like everything at Kenyon happens at lightning speed, if you don’t check in on a regular basis then your mom may think you are still “oh so into Johnny the Frat Boy” when really he dumped you outside the bookstore and now you’ve taken to flirting with squirrels. Even if you give a quick five-minute call you’ll probably feel better and also make someone else’s day.  Continue reading