10 o’clock list: Best Classes to Attend While High

That’s right, everyone, tomorrow is 4/20. Here’s the thing- we’re a pretty studious bunch, so we don’t want to miss our classes. But we’re also pretty cool and hip, so we don’t want to disgrace such an important yearly holiday for our generation. It’s important to choose your spring semester classes keeping this important day in mind. If you messed up and didn’t sign up for any of these classes, it’s ok. There’s always next year. Unless you’re a senior- then you just pick a job that meets the same criteria as these cool and chill/chill and cool pedagogical extravaganzas.

1. PHYS 335: Optics

Just think about it. You’re blitzed, sitting in a dark room, and suddenly, a laser shoots out of nowhere. Your professor comes up from the back of the class and starts talking about waves, electromagnetism, refraction. Your mind does somersaults, your eyes are glistening red with the radiant light of that laser, and everything is pretty chill. Honestly I always kind of want to play with lasers, but doing it after an herbal refreshment sounds heavenly.

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Prevas’ ’15 “Principia Romantica” Explores Physics, Sexism

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For senior drama students at Kenyon, the senior thesis is a culmination of their experiences in drama either in acting, directing, designing, dramaturgy, or playwriting. However, it is when these different areas of theatre combine that things can get interesting. For playwright Christine Prevas ’15, this meant pairing with director, Matt Super 15’ and actress Rosie Ouellet ’15 for the premiere of her original show Principia Romantica. I had the pleasure to talk to Christine about the upcoming premiere. Continue reading

Physics Major Selfies with Famous Astrophysicist

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This weekend ten students in Kenyon’s astrophysics class impressed their mothers by attending the American Physical Society April Meeting in Savannah, Georgia. According to its website, particle physicists, nuclear physicists and astrophysicists gathered to share research and insights. Among the accomplished academics in attendance was Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the new documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. If you have never heard of Neil deGrasse Tyson and would like to learn a little, tiny bit about science I recommend this video: The Most Astounding Fact.

Although the Kenyon Students attended talks for with titles as mysterious as “B14.00003: Liquid Scintillators for Neutrino Detection in Large Scale Detectors,” obviously the most important thing to do was find the rock star astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and take a selfie with him. Junior physics major Ross Mauck ’15 was up for the challenge, but it proved to be no easy task.

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Good Luck Going to Prof. Bahreyni’s Office Hours

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We think it may be a little difficult to the office hours for Prof. Bahreyni’s Intro Experimental Physics and General Physics I. While we are pretty sure this was a mistake on Kenyon’s website, there is always the possibility that inconvenient office hours could be the wave the future. Looks like you may need to crack those $238.00 textbooks after all.

h/t @gbrisontezise