Springtime at Kenyon

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The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and early morning construction has started – these things can only mean that Spring has arrived at Kenyon once again! Now that you can go outside for more than five minutes at a time, Kenyon’s campus can really lend itself to some fun activities! In this post, we’ll explore some of the possibilities.

Location One:  The Lawn There’s a reason that as soon as it’s more than 60 degrees outside everyone finds themselves soaking up the sun on the lawn. Whether you chill in an Adirondack chair or straight up lay on the grass, Peirce Lawn is a perfect spot for relaxation. Some activities you can do (besides lazing outside forever) include: tossing around a frisbee, playing “Wonderwall” for all your collegiate friends, and posing for brochure pictures. Continue reading

Weekend Playlist: Rainy Sendoff Edition

Well, it’s Sendoff. And it’s (kind of) raining. If history has taught us anything, it’s that Kenyon students do not take kindly to any changes in the Sendoff plan — however, we can’t blame this one on anyone but the unknowable universe, so let’s just lean into it. Dig out your wellies, your cardigans and your flower crowns, huddle on Ransom for warmth, and pretend you’re at one of those British music festivals where really cool bands play but nobody ever seems to be having thaaat much fun.

(If I know Kenyon, though, and methinks I do, we’ll still find a way to have big, dumb, drunken fun today, even if the weather is suboptimal.)

“Only Happy When It Rains” — Garbage

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Halloween in Gambier Postponed

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Via accuweather.com

This post was written by Henri Gendreau ’16. 

The Village of Gambier’s Trick-or-Treat and Halloween party have been postponed this evening due to the weather and will be held on Saturday Nov. 2, the Village reported on their website.

The times will remain the same, with Trick-or-Treating being held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with the party following immediately afterward until 8:30 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, the Gambier area is expected to get a 100 percent chance of rain this evening, with winds as high as 38 mph and an expected rainfall of half to three quarters of an inch.

Sendoff 2012: It Happened?

Sendoff 2012, so good Homeland Security got involved.

We at the Thrill aim to provide fair and balanced coverage on all events of significance at Kenyon College.  In our weekly meeting this past Sunday, as we all recovered from our hangovers of epic proportions, we decided it was necessary (for the sake of fairness) to share our reflections from this past weekend. We hope you can do the same in the comment section below.  As many of us are under the age of majority, we feel it is necessary to grant ourselves the anonymity that many of you will enjoy in the comments section.

  • Editor #1: Dried my beer (tequila?) tears to dance at Big Boi.
  • Editor #2: Part of my night was devoted to “no shirt o’clock” which is something only alcohol could have tricked me into (Bad Decisions: Brought to you by Keystone)

More Sendoff/Castaway testimonies after the jump!

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