A Comprehensive Guide to Fall Break

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Ah yes, the sweet and only four-day weekend Kenyon offers is finally upon us. Sleeping into the afternoon, staring at the ceiling, and convincing yourself that the paper for next week will get done on Sunday. But what if this year you did just a little more? This is the part when you retort with a “what even is there to do everything I touch is just endless farmland and depressing reminders that on November 8th a lot of people around me are going to vote for Donald J. Trump.” To which I reply, I know this already–but there is also a lot you have yet to uncover! Which is why we’ve come to your rescue: below is a fairly developed list of possible things to do for the next fall break. Have an idea that wasn’t on the list? Add it in the comments!

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First Years Sound Off: Fall Break

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Make like a tree and get outta here!!

Fall break is the first real chance to relax or return home during the school year, and it can lead to some interesting moments. Some of our new writers comment on their experiences during their very first reading days below!

These past days marked my first encounter with the Krud, and though it stinks to be sick on vacation it was probably the best timing for the scourge of pestilence to strike. Luckily, my roommate went home and avoided experiencing my snuffling and wheezing around the dorm. I felt no shame in hauling myself to Peirce bleary-eyed and red-nosed, and I had no regrets about purchasing late-night bookstore ice cream to ‘soothe my throat.’ Treat.Yo. Self. Plus, I had no classes or commitments to keep me from cocooning in my pajamas and watching childhood movies (seriously, how good was The Aristocats?) A big highlight was my wonderful mother sending me a package of my warmer clothes and winter blankets from home, but even better than the fuzzy sweaters was the cardboard box which I proceeded to sit in for the better part of the afternoon whilst blasting Queen. So overall, I’d say it was a good time and a welcome break from pretending to be a quasi-adult.

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What to do With Your Fall Break

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Hello and welcome to The Thrill‘s guide to navigating a long weekend on the hill! Considering it’s our only casual break in the academic year, reading days are a big deal here. We’re not getting time off for a holiday, but we’re not getting a whole week to just travel to wherever-the-hell, so a lot of students stay on campus and get creative with their freedom. Plenty of people are content with relaxing their Daze away and taking advantage of the breathing space the break gives them. But for the others who maybe want to try something new, boy oh boy do we have a few tricks up our sleeves for you!

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