Hot New Adult Fad: Non-representative Profile Pics

"Contrary to what it may seem, this is a meerkat, not my mom" - EIC Kate Lindsay

“Contrary to what it may seem, this is a meerkat, not my mom” – EIC Kate Lindsay

After a genius suggestion from our staff writer, Nate, (already famous for his insights into the adult mind with his unforgettable Mom Texts), The Thrill realized there was something many of us had in common: we all knew adults who had, or who had once had, Facebook profile pictures which were not of them. This was clearly a pattern. It seems the cool new thing for grown-ups with Facebooks to do is not feature their faces or even themselves in profile pictures. We decided to blow the roof off this whole trend so viewers like you could get in on a little Zeitgeist of your own. Who says adults should have all the fun? Continue reading

Athlete Spotlight: Sierra DeLeon

This week’s Athlete Spotlight is brought to you by Collegian writer Sarah Kahwash ’14. 

Class: 2014
Team: Ladies volleyball and track & field
Hometown: Largo, Maryland
Major: Sociology 
Extracurriculars: Wiggin Street Elementary
Volunteer, Black Student Union,
REACH mentor

Q: How did you decide to play sports here?

Well, I knew that I wanted to play sports in college. If not varsity, then club. I kind of threw out an email to the Kenyon coaches saying, “By the way, if I come I might want to play. Look up my times.” As for volleyball, I sent an email but didn’t end up sending a video so technically I was a walk-on.

I actually started track my junior year of high school. At first, I was really defiant, like “It doesn’t look fun!” I think my dad secretly wanted me to run, though. I played softball and the ball would rarely make it to the outfield so I got bored with it, and I’m pretty lacrosse-inept, so track it was.

I started volleyball in seventh grade and got really close with my coach. She makes fun of me now because I actually started on the B-team; she always uses me as an underdog story: “Yeah, you don’t want to be on the B-team, but look what happened to Sierra!” I was even mad that my parents wouldn’t let me play club, but if I did then track wouldn’t have happened. At first, volleyball looked like such a girly sport to me with the bows and the hair, but my school made it look so legit.

Full interview after the jump. Continue reading

Athlete Spotlight: Jordan Rhyne

Class: 2013
Team: Club Ultimate Frisbee
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Major: Sociology
Extracurriculars: Ultimate Frisbee captain
(2 years) and president, Last Call Food Cart
co-founder (according to Rhyne, the Food Cart
will hopefully be making its triumphant return
sometime after spring break)

Q: What position do you play?

A: The two main positions are “handler” and “cutter”; I cut more, which in football terms is kind of like being a wide receiver.

*Full disclosure: I had to follow up this question with “Wait, is that question even relevant to Ultimate Frisbee? Oh God, I’m so sorry. I’m the worst.” Luckily, Rhyne was gracious enough to overlook my utter lack of sports savvy and gave me a quick rundown — for anyone out there who’s similarly uninformed, Ultimate is played seven on seven, similar to football in that it’s played between end zones, and the team is split into “handlers” (who throw the disc) and “cutters” (who cut downfield to catch it).

More on the Ultimate Frisbee Team and Rhyne after the jump. Continue reading