The Monday Catchup


PC Annaliese Milano

Woah. Good Monday morning. You kids have scared your mothers silly with your scanties and panties and midriff and ankles all showing. Time to, as always however, wipe that boozy crust from the corners of your eyes, wash your face, and gird your loins for another week of classes. Here are a few thoughts about ye old Shock Your Mom:

“Seeing everyone fully clothed now is both a blessing and a curse”

“I could sleep considering South Campus was so tame”

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10 o’clock list: 5 Easter Basket Items to Expect after Shock Your Mom


If I didn’t before, I certainly do now. (via photobucket)

This weekend, it was a battle of good and evil, naughty versus nice, angel against devil. As the holiest weekend of the year clashes against the most sinful party Kenyon has to offer. No matter how sincerely you promised your Gangie a week ago to attend early morning Easter mass, you pretty much kissed that idea goodbye last night by 11:30.

However, time does march on, and as much as you’d like to have a time out (or maybe a re-do), Sunday always arrives whether we like it or not. Hopefully, you remembered before the festivities began to leave your basket outside for the Easter Bunny to come and work some of his chocolately magic. But be warned: to make a truly beautiful omlette, you’re gonna have to crack a few eggs. And considering the events of last night, you may find some other goodies in there besides eggshells, let alone anything individually wrapped with a candy-coated shell. These “goodies” are included but not limited to:

1. A pair of shoes What can ya do?? The song was just too dope and those heels were just too high. It’s not a surprise to find that a few slingbacks had been slung carelessly into your basket, because, when it’s all said and done, that beer-soaked folding table isn’t gonna dance on itself.

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Weekend Playlist: Songs to Shock Your Mom

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Shame on you!!!!!!! – ur mom probably (via

‘Sup nerds. So unless you’ve been living in the wilds of the BFEC for the few weeks, you’ve probably heard Shock your Mom is gonna tear up campus this Saturday. And while I’m sure y’all have been painstakingly planning what clothes you’re gonna wear (or not wear) and what drinks you’re gonna slam, everyone knows that no good SYM pre-game is complete without jams that will make your mom flinch and grasp at her pearls fearfully from 5000 miles away. Luckily, the Thrill’s compiled a playlist for you. Just sit back, relax, and let these songs do the rest. (Warning: not for the faint of heart).

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(Not So) Barenaked (Lords and) Ladies

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Wait, did Lena Dunham go to Oberlin? (via

Last spring, I visited some friends at Wesleyan University — you know, the school we all got rejected ED1 from — and was at a place called Earth House when I walked into a room full of around 20 people, totally nude, eating cake. They were like, “Yeah, it’s our friend’s birthday, take some cake.” While naked parties are a Wesleyan stereotype, social/public nudity and liberal arts colleges seem to go hand-in-“I was the alt kid in high school”-hand.

All fratty penalty “naked laps” aside, for a school that is (as we hate-love to point out) in the middle of nowhere, we sure spend a lot of time clothed in public. Even the de facto dress code for last weekend’s Shock Your Mom (SYM) was “like, as close to naked as possible” — but not entirely so. The vibe I’ve heard seems to be that full-on nudity crosses from “hip” over to “crunchy,” which Kenyon is decidedly not. So, I couldn’t help but wonder — when it comes to public decency, is Kenyon a bit more conservative than we think we are? As a campus, are we sort of weird about nudity? Continue reading