10 o’clock list: Things Middle Path Is Made From

There's a place I know if you're looking for a show. Where they go hardcore and there's glitter on the floor.

There’s a place I know if you’re looking for a show. Where they go hardcore and there’s glitter on the floor.

Most people will tell you that Middle Path is made from gravel. Most people are wrong. Only those who are part of the super-secret Kenyon Middle Path Committee know the true makeup of our iconic path. Luckily, I was able to nab some of their files, and I’m going to let you know some of the ingredients they use in the mystical concoction that is Middle Path.

  1. Crushed Beer Cans — With the recent focus on environmentalism and sustainability, Kenyon reuses the countless beer cans found on any given weekend as lining for Middle Path. The cans are crushed and balled into impossibly dense pebble-sized balls by the school’s patented Can Crusher 3000 and are placed on Middle Path every Sunday at 7:30 AM, the only time the school is sure that no student is awake. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Things I’m Sure No One Will Ever Buy at the Bookstore

via kenyon.edu

The Bookstore is a pretty bizarre place. Only half of it is really a bookstore–the rest functions as a weird convenience store-esque operation. And as with any good convenience store, there are items on the shelves that are never purchased, doomed to watch longingly as binders and copies of Liberal Arts find new homes. My favorite such item from last year, but unfortunately absent so far this year, is the inflatable Cthulhu arms, which I can only assume are used for an initiation ritual into a cult that is no longer allowed on campus. Next time you find yourself frantically searching for a forgotten sociology book, take a moment to admire some of the oddities that call the Bookstore home. Maybe you’ll even have pity on one and take it back to your dorm.

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