Kenyon Mentioned in Times Yik Yak Article

According to a recent New York Times article titled “Who Spewed that Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak isn’t Telling” (which can be read here), Kenyon is far from the only college that has faced hate speech on the anonymous app Yik Yak.

The Times piece mentions Kenyon’s problems with the app, specifically the Yak made about a proposed “gang bang” at the Crozier Center for Women, which was just one of many hateful and threatening Yaks directed at Crozier and Take Back the Night. This anonymous hate-speech generated a lot of anti-Yik Yak sentiment on campus, with articles about the issue appearing on the Thrill and in the Collegian; a reference to the Thrill piece was made in an article about the app on the Huffington Post in an article about why campuses should ban Yik Yak.

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The Nuge on Drinking

The Nuge with President Decatur and President Emeritus Philip Jordan at Decatur's inauguration. (via kenyon.edu)

The Nuge with President Decatur and President Emeritus Philip Jordan at Decatur’s inauguration. (via kenyon.edu)

President Emerita Georgia Nugent–colloquially known as the Nuge–wrote a New York Times op-ed on her opinion of the drinking age. Citing increasing rates of binge drinking, and “the very dangerous form of “pre-gaming,”” Nugent hopes lawmakers will consider reducing the drinking age from 21, so young people will learn to be responsible with alcohol. To read the piece, click here!

Leopoldo López ’93 Speaks Out From Prison

Photo via leopoldolopez.com

Photo via leopoldolopez.com

The New York Times has published a letter from Kenyon alum Leopoldo López ’93. López handed himself to the National Guard on February 19th and was cited with charges of “inciting violence” in ongoing street protests. (You can read about the arrest in this BBC News article.)

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