10 o’clock list: 5 Ways Peircegiving is So Much Better Than My Actual Thanksgiving


I woke up this morning with butterflies. The bright white snow was glaring through my window and I knew that today was unlike all other days. Today is Peircegiving. As a senior I have gone through many phases with this beautiful Kenyon holiday. As a First-year I was frightened, as a Sophomore I was jaded and as a Junior I was appreciative yet relatively unenthusiastic. This year is different. This year is my last year and I can finally recognize what I have known subliminally all along…Peircegiving is incredible and it is undeniably better than my actual family Thanksgiving experience. Here’s why.  Continue reading

Weekend Drink: Peircegiving Blues

Where I'm going to live until 4o'clock next Friday

Where I’m going to live until 4 o’clock next Friday

Well, now that the glorious and delicious food coma that is Peircegiving has come and gone, people will begin the week-long trek to Thanksgiving break.  Everyone’s got a mountain of assignments, papers and projects to get done before they head off to go eat even more pumpkin pie than they previous thought was possible.  So whether you’re getting ready for Senior Soirée or  finding some liquid motivation to tackle that massive amount of reading you’ve been putting off the past month (I know all of you have some, don’t lie to me), here are a couple of drinks to tide you over until break:  Continue reading

Peirce Deathmatch (Peircegiving) Starts Now!

New Side readies itself for Peircegiving a.k.a. Peirce Deathmatch 2013.

New Side readies itself for Peircegiving a.k.a. Peirce Deathmatch 2013. Taken at 4:10 p.m.

It’s that time of year again, when we suddenly succomb to our academic (“Why am I so much less motivated than I was during midterms?”) and personal (“It’s cold outside and I regret getting out of my Kenyon marriage.”) anxieties and channel all of the release nervous energy into an admittedly delicious meal. That’s right: tonight is Peircegiving, a.k.a. Peirce Deathmatch 2013!

“Are you just going to stay here?” a friend of The Thrill just asked, laying the absurdities of this event bear. Yes, yes we are. In fact, as evidenced by the photo above (taken ten minutes after classes let out at 4:00 p.m.), most of the tables on New Side have already been claimed. Enjoy eating in the Pub, people with healthy priorities.

We’ll update you as this apple pie-scented story develops.