Kenyon Cadavers: Worms on the Rugby Field

Kenyon's Rugby pitch - home to all the ruggers and a whole lot of worms.

Kenyon’s Rugby pitch – home to all the ruggers and a whole lot of worms.

In this post, we’ll be discussing gross stuff like worms and squishing worms and realizing that you just put your hand on a worm that you probably killed and like maybe  it had a future or kids or some kind of kin and a job that it really liked and so you’re 50% really existentially sad and 50% really grossed out so if either of those things don’t appeal to you, maybe it’d be best to skip out on this one.

If you left your room at all last week, you would have seen that it rained. A lot. And if you spent any amount of time examining the soggy earth during one of these rainstorms, or shortly after maybe you saw a worm or two wriggling its way out of the ground in an attempt not to drown. As cute and confusing as this thought is (are worms semi-aquatic? Why haven’t they evolved gills?) it’s really really gross when you realized you’ve stepped on one.

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Working Out With the Women’s Rugby Team

We’re back with a new edition of Working Out With the Team, a newer feature that gives you a window into the strength/conditioning regimens of various sports teams. Learn from the pros and break free from your routine KAC monotony by trying something new with these intense, but effective, workouts.

This installment was authored by one of our new writers, Kenda Tucker ’18. 

During rugby season, most of our workouts come from the practice themselves. But since the bitter cold has rendered the pitch almost unusable, we get together every so often to do some winter workouts to keep us in shape. Here’s what we do to ensure that we’ll be ready come our spring season. Remember to stretch before and after every workout so your muscles can be safe!

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Kenyon Kults: Rugby


A new feature that The Thrill is starting PREMIERES RIGHT NOW: Kenyon Kults! We evaluate different clubs, teams, bands, blah blah blah and decide whether they are cults or not. The interviewees probably won’t tell us honestly, but as I have previously mentioned, I’m our generation’s Nancy Drew, so don’t worry. The Rugby player that I interviewed asked to remain anonymous because things uh….let’s just say things ‘got real.’

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Weekend Sports Roundup


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Sports on the hill took an epic turn this weekend, in my opinion. Swimming season started, the volleyball team snapped a 30-game losing streak on senior day, men’s soccer continued its great season and women’s rugby clinched a playoff berth, all within the span of 24 hours. Here are all of the results, from those matchups and beyond.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Volleyball: home vs. Allegheny College; W 3-0

Men’s Swimming: hosted Kenyon College Relay Meet; 1st place (out of seven teams)

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10 o’clock list: 5 Things I Hate About The End of Rugby Season

I have been in that pile, and let me tell you, it is exactly as comfortable as it looks (Hint:  not at all)

I have been in that pile before, and let me tell you, it is exactly as comfortable as it looks (hint: not at all)

Ah, spring. The magical time of year between summer and winter where everything hits that Goldilocks zone. Not too hot, not too cold, and a trail of breadcrumbs leads right into the stepmother’s shoe. Sorry, I’m confusing my fairy tales again. The point is that spring is nice for a lot of reasons, but it isn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be. One of the supreme disadvantages is that rugby season is slowly starting to wind down. With only two or three games left, I’m starting to consider what life after rugby will be like. And the consensus shows that it’s going to suck. Here’s why. Continue reading

Weekend Sports Roundup

2013 NCAA Championship - Men's Swim

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 32. The Lords earned their 32nd national title this weekend in Shenandoah, Texas, beating out Denison University by almost 50 points. The Ladies took second in the championship, beating out other powerhouse schools including Denison, Williams College, and Johns Hopkins University. That’s the big news of the week, but more on what the rest of our teams were up to below! 


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