“Gambier Ink”: Tattoos Around Campus, Part I


Trixie’s tattoo, inspired by “The Lion King.”

Three years ago, the Kenyon Alumni Bulletin ran a gorgeous story about students’ tattoos. Relatively, at The Thrill, we’re low in production value, but big on realness. Here’s the first installment of some of the many tattoos I found around campus and the stories behind them:

Michael “Trixie” Kengmana ’14

I got it my freshman year. It was my birthday … and I got pretty inebriated and I was like, ‘I’m gonna get a tattoo.’ Didn’t get a tattoo that night; we were just … around Mount Vernon — it was luckily closed. But it was just embedded in my head, like, ‘I’m going to get a tattoo.’  Continue reading

Kenyon or Kenya?

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We have all heard it. Usually it comes from a family friend in a sweater vest. “Ah,” he says, “Kenyon. So… How is Africa?” You and he both know that Kenyon is not near Africa. You live in Ohio. He’s seen your dad wearing the ‘Kenyon is not near Uganda’ shirt he bought when you were a prospective student. He has made that joke every time he’s seen you since you got the Thumbs Up envelope. It’s been years and you’re sick of this. But how to make it stop? How do you make sure that your friends/relatives/awkward high school acquaintances no longer make the perpetually unfunny  joke? Don’t worry. We have you covered. Continue reading

Be Prepared: The Krud is Here

The Kenyon Krud can be as cunning as Scar. So you, know be prepared or whatever.

During syllabus week it became apparent that the infamous Kenyon Krud has hit our campus early this year. Sore throat, running nose, aches and pains and maybe even a slight fever are sure signs that you have been infected and what you are experiencing is not just allergies. I’m not sure how this all got started, but whoever was patient zero, you should be ashamed of yourself. Continue reading