How to Regret a Decision

How to Regret a Decision

We’ve all eaten market chili at 11:59 on a Monday night crying in our beds rewatching the singing episode of Grey’s Anatomy, rethinking our decision to take five classes while still have a thriving social life. We’ve all slipped in the basement of Old K due to a sad puddle of Keystone, and wished we just stayed in bed eating market chili. We’ve all tried to make a wrap in Peirce because we’re above the bowl issue, but instead pissed off the entire panini press line because the tortilla broke and quinoa is spilling everywhere.

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What Could Have Been: Classes I Wish I Took

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Registration is coming! Along with the rush I get considering which classes to take, I am struck with a sense of regret for what could have been. With a dwindling amount of time left at Kenyon, and only twelve more possible classes left in my college career, I can’t help but ruminate on the classes I wish I had taken.

But, it’s never too late! We all have at least one semester left, full of possibility.

So, here’s a curated searchable schedule: a consideration of the could haves and could be’s. Here are some classes that are unique and COOL because of the experience they provide, their approach, or simply their subject matter. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Things You Regret Writing in Your Kenyon Application

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So, because the people who will most closely relate to this article are Kenyon students, I’m going to go ahead and assume admissions thought your application was A-OK. But I’ll let you in on a secret – just because admissions ate it up doesn’t mean it was great, or even true.

It’s okay. We all have regrets. Care to commiserate? Keep reading.

  1. Your undying love for John Green, Nerdfighter status, or deep, soulful connection with Looking for Alaska. I am not, I repeat, NOT implying that there is anything wrong with John Green. But maybe, just maybe rhapsodizing over him was a little too schmoozy. Especially if, like so many freshpeople, you discovered that almost 7% of this year’s applications talked about the same thing. So much for originality, eh? Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Things I’ve Woken-Up With in my Bed

Ginger understands the pain of waking up on a Sunday. Or any day, really.

Ginger understands the pain of waking up on a Sunday. Or any day, really.

Everybody makes mistakes. But hopefully you remember some of yours better than I do. Luckily, I’ve had some wonderful clues to decipher in the morning, courtesy of the detriment I’ve found in my twin XL. Read on to see what artifacts I’ve been left with to uncover the mysteries of the night before.

  1. Operating Systems Concepts by Silberschatz, Galvin and Gagne, now including new chapters on Windows 7! As a history major/art history minor going to a school with one computer science class, this textbook was a clunky surprise. But on the plus side, there’s velociraptors on the cover. Continue reading

Kenyon is a Hotbed of Regret, Apparently

You’ve probably noticed the board propped up on Middle Path, prompting students to fill in the blank after the phrase “I regret…”

The collection of answers runs the gamut from inspiring to disgusting to simply disappointing. The image is after the jump due to vulgar language and the general depressing effect anonymity seems to have on Kenyon students. Continue reading