It Happened to Me: Stuck in the Higley Elevator

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BREAKING: Senior Kenyatta (Kenny) Viel ’17 got STUCK in an ELEVATOR! Kenny is a senior Molecular Biology major (with an Anth minor and an African Diaspora concentration), which means she spends quite a lot of time in the science quad. Last week, she spent way, WAY too much time in the science quad, getting stuck in the Higley elevator. Read on to hear her harrowing tale!

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10 o’clock list: 5 Ways Peircegiving is So Much Better Than My Actual Thanksgiving


I woke up this morning with butterflies. The bright white snow was glaring through my window and I knew that today was unlike all other days. Today is Peircegiving. As a senior I have gone through many phases with this beautiful Kenyon holiday. As a First-year I was frightened, as a Sophomore I was jaded and as a Junior I was appreciative yet relatively unenthusiastic. This year is different. This year is my last year and I can finally recognize what I have known subliminally all along…Peircegiving is incredible and it is undeniably better than my actual family Thanksgiving experience. Here’s why.  Continue reading

10 o’clock list: 5 Signs That You’ve Aged Since First Year

How I feel 80% of the time during my Senior year

There is no way to sugarcoat this: I feel old. The wistful days of my first year at Kenyon College are far behind me. There are many things that have changed over my past three years at Kenyon: my friends (not really), my place of residence (Norton, Caples, NCA — also not really), my general outlook on life. Not to mention all of the aspects of my appearance (excluding my hair) that have changed. I still stay up until 2:00 in the morning, but I have no tolerance for people being old outside my window.  I guess there is no escaping it and it’s just part of the greater circle of life.

  1. Coats — (i.e. always wearing one). A friend of mine was sporting a longer rain jacket the other day. I noticed it’s length and thought, how functional! My tastes have become very specific: Is it comfortable? and Will I be warm? I’m not saying that fashion is no longer important to me now that I am no longer fresh to the hill. I just no longer follow the “logic” of it’s fine, I’ll just drink myself a coat. No, no you won’t, because that is impossible. Continue reading