The Friday Ketchup


Well, it’s finally winter. Snow has come to the hill, and it looks like it may be here to stay. Be sure to bundle up warm, because it sure is chilly outside. Have you ever been cold? It’s the worst. I was cold once. I was on a fur-trapping expedition out near Yellowstone when I got attacked by a bear and left for dead. I survived and had to make my way back to town to get revenge on the man who left me behind and killed my son. Right in the middle of winter I had to do stuff like careen down a near-frozen river and sleep inside the guts of a horse in order to survive. The worst part was the cold though. I mean, sure the whole getting mauled by a bear thing wasn’t great, and I didn’t like seeing my son die, but getting snow in my boots really sucked. It’s The Revenant the Friday Ketchup. Continue reading

Meet an SMA: Sara Myers, ’15


Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Sara Myers, ’15, of Bethesda, MD. 

 Remember, the SMAs are subordinate to the Counseling Center, so anything you tell them is kept confidential. They also have an anonymous hotline you can call if you need assistance: 740-358-1544. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

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Science Majors Interpret Campus Modern Art


What’s up, humanities nerds! I’m here to come drop some hard science on your asses! The silent majority is now rising; biologists, chemists, physicists, [Ed: and mathematicians] STAND UP!  It’s time to take our talents to Gambier. You ain’t never seen anything like this. It’s time we put ourselves at the front of your lecture halls and show you our interpretations. Get buckled in, because I’m about to show you what these sculptures really mean.
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Abroad Blog: My Trip to the Science Quad


As a current junior set to go abroad in just a few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with travel as a way to prepare myself for what I am positive will be an eye-opening, enlightening, and life changing abroad experience. By travel, I mainly mean I have been going around to parts of Kenyon I don’t usually go to and narrating my explorations like I’m writing an abroad blog. That is what going abroad is all about right…the blogging experience? This past Sunday, a daring friend and I decided to study in the science quad. Now, as a Psychology major I should probably be more familiar with the science quad and its many joys, but let’s face it, I’m just not. I know my way around all the secret and luxurious corners of Sam Mather and that is where my knowledge stops. Our foray into the depths of the science quad was at times invigorating, surprisingly aesthetically pleasing, straight up confusing, and a little bit frightening.  Continue reading

Kenyon Alumnus Returns to Present Short Term Lecture on Stem Cell Research

Harvey Lodish '62 (via

According to the Kenyon News Room, Harvey Lodish ’62 will spend the next two weeks teaching an intensive course on current stem cell research. Lodish, a professor of biology and bioengineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is also a noted bio-tech entrepreneur.

During his two-week stay, the molecular biologist will also present two public lectures. One, part of the Biology Seminar Series, took place on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4:15 p.m. in Higley Hall Auditorium. The other will be during Common Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 7, also in Higley. The presentation is called “My Careers in Biotechnology, Patent Law, and Economic Development.”

Fun fact! Lodish was also an Archon during his time at Kenyon!