On Topic, Off Topic: Halloweekend

 

If anybody wants to make a pumpkin like this with me, please let me know.

If anybody wants to make a pumpkin like this with me, please let me know.

On Topic: Halloween – One of the best weekends of the year is almost here. Halloween at Kenyon never ceases to impress me, between the parties and the costumes, there’s always something new.  Continue reading

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Kenyon From the Air

This weekend, alumni Brendan Keefe ’90 took to the skies of Gambier and Mount Vernon with an RC helicopter. He was kind enough to share the following videos with The Thrill. The results are breathtaking.

Set to the Chamber Singers singing “Kokosing Farewell,” this shot of South Campus goes from the church bells to Bushnell and everywhere in between. Sort of makes you remember why you stopped and held your breath the first time you set foot on campus.

Check out some more videos after the break!

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10 o’clock list: Things That Could Be Buried Under the Snow At This Point

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While Middle Path has slowly transformed from a deathtrap into a water park, puddles now consuming much of its length and width, the snow that surrounds it remains. Like, it won’t go away. Like really, JUST LEAVE ALREADY. At this point, with no clear melting point in sight, it may be time to ask the question: what is underneath all of that dirty, slushy, sometimes suspiciously yellow snow? Your dignity? Very likely. But what else? In The Thrill‘s first attempt at a metaphorical, semi-archaeological dig, we’re here to provide you with some National Geographic-quality answers. 

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The Monday Catchup

You're not safe from the NSA, even on World of Warcraft.

You’re not safe from the NSA, even on World of Warcraft.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: The NSA isn’t just listening in on your phone calls, they’re spying on your online gaming, too. American and British intelligence agencies have been monitoring games like World of Warcraft and Second Life in order to intercept communications between criminal networks who might use the games as a cover, according to a new report by ProPublica.

The Huffington Post reports:

The spies have created make-believe characters to snoop and to try to recruit informers, while also collecting data and contents of communications between players

Next time you’re talking to that level 50 Shaman, keep your personal stories to yourself!

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The Monday Catchup

Philippine typhoon

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: A typhoon struck the Philippines on Saturday, taking more than 10,000 souls in its wake. This had led to widespread looting in Tacloban — one of the worst hit cities — and reports of delays in relief aid. These are the organizations heading up relief.

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