10 o’clock list: How to Behave at Parties


In college, EVERYONE wears their high school letter jacket to parties!

The gang’s all finally here! Now that the hustle and bustle of our beautiful campus has been restored, the social scene is picking up. Specifically, parties. Be it NCAs, New Apts, Old K or other, this weekend (and in many weekends to come) there will be alcohol, dancing, and general merriment. And while parties can be a great way to meet new people and relax, they can also be scary, especially to those who haven’t been to a college shin-dig before. So to all you first years out there, these are some tips to having a good time and avoiding party fouls.

  1. Use your words. Does this person want to dance with you? Are you allowed to drink this person’s vodka? Is the resident of this NCA okay with you coming in? Ask. The great thing about being a first year is that no one is going to judge you for not knowing where Weaver is or how to get to the New Apts. This is a pretty friendly campus, and most people want to help you. That being said, crashing private parties and pressuring upperclassmen to find you alcohol is not the best way to kick off the year.  Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Reasons the Sophomore Slump is Real

We will get through this with finesse, sophomores.

We will get through this with finesse, sophomores.

Sophomore year starts with such hope. Your first year is over, and you begin to hope that your college experience will continue on the exponential rise you got into at the end of last year. However, as hard as you may fight the “sophomore slump,” it came as sure as the first snow came to Gambier before Thanksgiving. For those of you who don’t believe in this phenomenon, here are a few ways you might be experiencing it and you just don’t even realize it yet.

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Uphill/Downhill: Kenyon Love and Winter

Well it’s hump day again, this week kind of feels like it’s flying by.

Uphill: Kenyon Love — While Add/Drink week is mostly over, we are still in the honeymoon period of easy classes and we are still thankful to be back for another semester on this most amazing campus. Not to get too second semester Senior on you, but I missed each and every one of you over break and can’t wait to spend another semester of communal learning and debauchery with you all. Welcome back everyone!

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