Kenyon Fowls

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If nothing else, Kenyon College is a strict gulag where deviation from social norms is met with quick and brutal retaliation. God I love it here. So, despite our social codes being mostly unwritten, I decided to jot down the Seven Deadly Kenyon sins. Also how they are directly related to birds. Tag yourself if you don’t fear being “ostrich-ized” by your peers. Continue reading

Kenyon Kritters: The Battle of the Birds- Bald Eagle vs. Turkey

Warning: The following is semi-educational, and contains fowl language. not recommended for anyone who can’t handle mad skillz or patriotic puns.

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My fellow Americans,

The political season is officially upon us, and with only 5 days remaining before we decide the future of our country (seriously though, no pressure,) I want to draw your attention to another heavily contested battle in our nation’s history. Now, we’re all familiar with the E Pluribus Unum and the Bald Eagle holding the laurels in one foot and the arrows in the other, but did you know that designing this seal left the house of our Founding Fathers divided until 1782? Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both agreed that the bald eagle was the fierce, powerful bird America needed to maintain its facade of invincibility coming out of the Revolutionary War, but good old Benjamin Franklin wasn’t so sure, claiming the wild turkey was an apter representation of the infant nation’s spirit. Two local birds, locked in intense competition for the crowning position of America’s symbol. We all know how the debate ended, but I’d like to revisit the discussion. Inspired by the great Alexander Hamilton, I present a rap battle for the history books: Bald Eagle v. Wild Turkey.

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(Best read with a sick beat behind it.)

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The Monday Catchup

PHOTO: Militant group al-Shabab threatened the Mall of America in a video posted online.

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed while the snow fell and the first all-campus parties of the semester raged.

The lead story: Somali terrorist group, and al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab released a video that made mention of attacks on shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The Department of Homeland Security denies any known plots to attack malls in America.

The 87th Academy Awards were last night, with Birdman picking up distinctions for Best Picture and Best Director, though The Grand Budapest Hotel went home with the same number of awards (four).

Coming up after the jump: Fighting terror in Australia, a ferry disaster in Bangladesh, bad MDMA at Wesleyan, and more. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: 5 Ways Peircegiving is So Much Better Than My Actual Thanksgiving

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I woke up this morning with butterflies. The bright white snow was glaring through my window and I knew that today was unlike all other days. Today is Peircegiving. As a senior I have gone through many phases with this beautiful Kenyon holiday. As a First-year I was frightened, as a Sophomore I was jaded and as a Junior I was appreciative yet relatively unenthusiastic. This year is different. This year is my last year and I can finally recognize what I have known subliminally all along…Peircegiving is incredible and it is undeniably better than my actual family Thanksgiving experience. Here’s why.  Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

The New York TImes

 

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

The lead story: Turkey will provide aid to Kurdish troops in their fight for the town of Kobani, on the border between Syria and Turkey. The Kurdish troops have been withstanding attacks from ISIS for over a month.

Coming up after the jump: Ebola fears, Ray Rice, Romney 2016 and more Continue reading