Kenyon Pseudoscience: Why Do Peirce Cups Stick Together?

Dear God

Dear God.

Hydrogen bonds, magnetism, Krazy Glue… just a few of the most powerful adhesive forces known to modern science.  And yet they all pale in comparison to the dark magic keeping the cups in Peirce stubbornly fused together.  Veterans of The Hill know that attempting to disentangle such a pairing is often impossible, and that the best option is to find a lone individual.  So what is this mysterious force holding our cups hostage? Continue reading

What Is This Building?

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After a short walk around the Kenyon campus, anybody could tell that there are all kinds of different and mysterious buildings around here. Especially as a First Year, there are some buildings that are a complete mystery to me. And don’t lie to yourselves, upperclassmen. You could still find yourself standing in front of an unmarked building, befuddled and trying to recall what exactly this strange edifice could be for. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Kenyon Problems

I’d say these complaints rank a solid 2.3 (via

There are a lot of great things at Kenyon, like Muffin Mondays and midnight breakfast. Yet, as we roll around in our Kenyon Bubble, we all find common things to complain about. I’m not sure whether it’s therapeutic or unhealthy to relish in mild frustration, but it can’t be denied that we do it every day. Here are five things that rank pretty low on the Kenyon complaint spectrum,  somewhere under “toe stubbing” but probably on par with “almost tripping down the stairs.”

1. Peirce cups: I’m talking about those times where you sidle up to the cups rack and innocently reach for a Peirce cup, only to pull up half the stack with it. You’ll probably have to make two or three more attempts until the chosen cup wiggles free like Excalibur, but by now all your hopes of looking casual at the juice bar are gone.  Continue reading