Kenyon Kulture: Profile Pictures You’ll Upload at Kenyon


Don’t worry, it could be worse.

Yes, Kenyon is a completely unique place and we are all v.v. special snowflakes, but also, Kenyon is not that unique of a place and many of its students are uncomfortably similar [raise up if you’re reading this and you have brown hair/glasses/hail from the East Coast.] This commonality can be pretty embarrassing, especially when it’s all over the Interwebs: I hereby present some of the Kenyon Kodak Moments you’ll upload to Facebook at some point before you graduate, and probably attract some weird family-member likes with (“College Cutie Pie! Looks like Kanyon agrees With You! Big xS and Os!” raves Aunt Linda.)*

 You, Laughing in A Cornfield. Your head is thrown back, your arms are outstretched, the sun is setting, and you are woodsy, dammit. You live in Ohio now, and everybody in your newsfeed should know it. [Sidenote – get off the corn. People need to grow the corn and sell the corn. The corn does not care how quirky you look in this photo your roommate took with a Polaroid and captioned “~reading daze adventures~” in all lower-case.]

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This Should Be Your Next Cover Photo

We at The Thrill are known around town as “the blog arm of the Collegian,” so, yeah, we’re pretty Internet. That’s not enough for us, though — we want to help you be Internet too! We know the new Facebook can be a cold, cruel place bereft of “likes” and full of awkward, properly-capitalized comments from middle-aged family members, so we’re throwing you a bone.

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I can haz Kenyon jokez?

This is your future

Courtesy of

Last week, newsfeeds around Gambier were flooded with photos of Kenyon personalities juxtaposed with zingers in a font that in any other context would look hideous. The links, whether or not you followed them, were provided by the trio of sophomores who run Fuck Yeah Kenyon Memes. We sat down with two of them, Kaylyn Talkington and David Vance (the third is Aaron Dripps), and talked about how the site got started.

Interview after the jump.

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