To All the Athletes I’ve Sat Next to in Class Before

tatb.0Sometimes, people come into our lives for just a moment, but in a short period of time they change us in ways we only see after they have gone.   Continue reading


In the Studio: Annie Blackman ’20


Photo by Jacqueleen Eng ’19

Welcome to In the Studio, a feature dedicated to exploring the fantastic independent musicians at Kenyon. This week, we showcase Annie Blackman, an English major, Thrill Grandma, and singer-songwriter from Montclair, NJ, who is known for artfully crafting melodies and lyrics that evoke a sense of forlornness.  Continue reading

An Exposé on Love, Mail Crime, and Kenyon’s Finest



Very loosely based on a true story 

It’s a fine fall/summer/swelteringly hot day of 90 degrees at Kenyon. You’re walking down the street and the birds, or should I say the construction sounds, are screeching and you’re headed to the bookstore to pick up your package. It’s your birthday. Mom sent you a box which you can speculate is probably filled with candy, cough drops, cough medicine, allergy medicine, tea, more tea, some more tea, your retainer that you “forgot at home”, and finally your birthday present which is a nice fat check. You stroll into the bookstore, down the stairs, and you wait on line behind all the sweaty students until finally it’s your turn. You say your name casually looking down at your phone, but wait there’s more. As the nice woman begins to inform you that they don’t have your package your heart begins to sink. Not have my package?? It’s my birthday! I got an email! You begin to explain the situation. You show them your email you state your name. With a confused look the nice woman breaks the news: Someone. Stole. Your. Package.

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Are you sick of walking down Middle Path just to realize that every face you pass is unfamiliar? Do you crave the sensation of gently caressing another person’s hand as you reach for the same Chipotle mayo bottle? Or are you just looking for something beyond the bizarre Kenyon hookup culture for a meaningful conversation on the middle of New Side?

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Relationship Status at Kenyon

Love at Kenyon

It’s Valentines Day, and whether you are single or taken right now you may be thinking about your relationship status. Three of our writers sound off below about their experiences with love.

Relationships at Kenyon: 

Finding love in this club is no easy task–and actively searching for it often seems to yield little success. However, when you do find yourself stumbling into a relationship, the work doesn’t stop. Many people enter their Kenyon career having dated just a little or not at all, leaving them with little direction in navigating Kenyon romance. Maybe I don’t want just casual sex, but a relationship is too formal? What if we did an open relationship? Maybe I’m not ready for this.–the questions abound.

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How to be a Person: Visiting your Long-Distance Bae

This is literally the worst thing I've ever seen. (via

This is literally the worst thing I’ve ever seen. (via

It’s the first day of Fall Break. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and some of us are smoochin’ on our cuties for the first time in several months. If you’re visiting a special friend this weekend, you’re probably feeling as light and frothily happy as I am right now. But in the midst of all these smiles and hugs and idyllic walks through parks (probably), you’re gonna need to face some facts. Making the most of your visit takes MAJOR BRAINS. I’ve been in three (count ’em, three) long distance relationships, and only one of them has been actually bearable and like fun and stuff. Here are some tips on LDR visits that I’ve picked up during my trip down ~*LoVeR’s LaNe*~:

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Get Freaky With Us!



Remember last week’s guide to getting freaky? Well, our sexperts here at The Thrill want to make it a feature, and they want YOU to get involved! If you have a burning question about sex, love, relationships or using toes during intercourse, feel free to email us at! Feeling embarrassed? Not to worry– we’ve set up a Gmail account to allow for anonymous questions. The username is “gettingfreakythrill” and the password is “thethrill”. Log in and shoot us an email, and your question may be featured on the blog!

*** Please keep questions positive. Before submitting, I recommend asking yourself, “What would Laci Green do?” Any harassment or abuse will not be tolerated.