A Kenyon Prophecy

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So glad I finally got the opportunity to show off my vision board.

We all know the prophecy of Harry Potter and Neville Longbottom: born on the same day to two sets of wizarding parents, either one of them could have been the chosen one. But did you know that another prophecy was made, one about two young men destined to both be presidents? Here is the story: Continue reading

How To Pronounce: “Sean Decatur”

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Considering this is such a prolific week for prospie visits, we figured we would go ahead and throw all the visitors on campus another bone this week and teach them how to pronounce the name of the most important man on campus: the college’s own head honcho, President Sean Decatur. Listen closely, and take notes if you have to: if you’re lucky, you and your family may get the chance to meet him this weekend!

Have a Kenyon or Gambier-related word you’re not sure how to pronounce? Email us at thekenyonthrill@gmail.com with suggestions!

A Week of Allstu: One Group’s Journey Through a Week of Campus Events

One highlight of the week was a cancelled BFEC hike. Instead of retreating, Rochelle and Cusick ended up going on a self-guided hike through the BFEC. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

How many Allstu emails do you delete in a week? Probably too many. When first-year Mary Sawyer realized she was deleting more emails than she kept, she was unhappy. “I came to college thinking I was going to do a lot, and then by week two, if I saw an allstu I deleted that.” It was then that she and a group of friends decided to do the impossible: go to every event advertised by email for one week.

The idea started as a joke, when Henry Uhrik ’18 wondered “how many friends we’d make if we went to all of them,” but quickly formulated as a scheme that Uhrik, and Sawyer, along with first-years Ramsey Brown, Alice Cusick, Jenna Rochelle, and Austin Smith would take part in. Using Google Drive, the group created a schematic of over fifty events that they would attend, including everything from Kickboxing at the KAC to “Writing Mussolini: II Duce’s American Biographies on Paper and Screen, 1922-1936.” Continue reading

Kenyon and Denison Presidents’ Tweets Hint at Age-Old Rivalry

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Capulet or Montague? Hatfield or McCoy? Coke or Pepsi?

Kenyon or Denison?

As the NCAADIII Swimming and Diving Championships draw near, it is time to, once again, return to the age old question of who will be victorious in the watery tournament. On March 16, Kenyon President Sean Decatur and Denison President Adam Weinberg exchanged some playful banter about the upcoming event on Twitter. Continue reading

Humans of the Hill: Sendoff Edition

Inspired by Humans of New YorkThe Thrill has begun documenting Kenyon students (and faculty, staff, and dogs) as they go about their daily lives. We present our loving tribute, Humans of the Hill, all taken on the day of Sendoff.

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“Would you grow a mustache like that one?”

“No, I’m not really into facial hair.”

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10 o’clock list: Awards They Don’t Give Out on Honors Day

This post was co-authored by Claire Berman ’16 and Emma Specter ’15.

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As you may be aware, Honors Day was today, and just to answer the question you’re all asking yourselves — no, the Thrill didn’t win anything, but it would have been an honor just to be nominated. (We weren’t. It’s fine. Whatever.) However, we do have some suggestions as to categories that, for whatever reason, weren’t brought up this year — we’re confident that by next spring’s awards, all of these categories will be formally awarded to the most deserving candidates.

1. “The Jean Dunbar Caples Award for Staying in Your Room All The Time”

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Kenyon Names Heidi McCrory as New Vice President for College Relations

Heidi Hansen McCrory, new vice president for college relations. (via sbc.edu)

Heidi Hansen McCrory, new vice president for college relations. (via sbc.edu)

Kenyon has named Heidi Hansen McCrory as the College’s vice president for college relations, succeeding Sarah Kahrl. Kahrl will continue as director of the Kenyon Institute. According to a Student-Info sent out by the College’s News Bulletin, McCrory has spent the last several years at Sweet Briar College as vice president for alumnae and development. President Decatur has thrown his support behind McCrory, telling the Bulletin that “Heidi brings great energy and confidence. She is well-prepared for the work ahead. Heidi understands not only the mechanics but the joy of philanthropy. And Heidi appreciates the importance of the student experience and the academic mission.” Continue reading