Olin Desk Graffiti: Illustrated (again)


Here we are again with another addition of Olin Desk Graffiti: Illustrated! As finals hover over us like a dark cloud, we retreat into the nooks and crannies of the labyrinth that is Olin. However, be not afraid, because fun surprises can be found in this den of stress and anxiety! Yes, you guessed it, those fun surprises are the witty musings of our fellow students, the hidden gem of Kenyon: olin desk graffiti.  Continue reading

The Friday Ketchup


It’s the last week of school! That’s right, there’s no more school after today! No more pencils! No more books! No more teachers’ dirty looks! School is coming to an end. What’s that, we only get a week off? Seriously? But I was told there was no more class. Thanksgiving? More like Thanks-but-no-thanks-giving. It’s the Friday Ketchup. Continue reading

Vandalism is Vandalism, No Matter How You Brand It

via bulletin.kenyon.edu

via bulletin.kenyon.edu

…Upon stepping through the shower’s frosted glass door, her mouth opened in shock. On the wall, three words were written in what appeared to blood. “Help. You’re next,” they read. Excess fluid dripped down the cold tile and found its way into the drain. Who had done this? What could this mean?

Unfortunately for you, this is not an excerpt from my upcoming horror novel: This is a description of an otherwise ordinary Tuesday night. I reported the incident to my CA, showered in the men’s bathroom and went to bed angry.

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Project Open Voices: The Bicycle


The Thrill is proud to feature personal narratives courtesy of Project Open Voices, a coalition of students providing a platform for open dialogue on campus. Today’s essay is titled “The Bicycle” and was authored anonymously. If you want to share your story, email openvoicessubmissions@gmail.com. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can submit by signing into a second email account: projectopenvoices@gmail.com (password: kenyoncollege). 

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“Public Art Vandalism Decried”, Continued

Courtesy of Greenslade Special Collections and Archives

Middle Path 1956 – Courtesy of Greenslade Special Collections and Archives

On Wednesday, October 15, the Kenyon Public Art Committee sent out a Student Info e-mail entitled, “Public art vandalism decried”. The e-mail expressed the committee’s dismay in response to the vandalism of two outdoor art pieces that were created for Professor Claudia Esslinger’s Installation Art class. Continue reading

Kenyon Graffiti

Kenyon artwork with potential.

An expression of potential.

Among things never spotted in admissions pamphlets (frowning people, or seasons other than the fall) are aspects of Kenyon that wouldn’t necessarily have charmed Philander Chase. Granted, he would probably be more shocked by the prevalence of women on campus and the things they wear, but graffiti is an undercurrent of the architecture here that falls notably outside the Hogwartsian trend.

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Do it tonight: Theft, Safety and Vandalism Dessert & Discussion

Come to Peirce Lounge tonight at 7:00 p.m. for  a Dessert and Discussion about theft, vandalism and safety at Kenyon. This event is meant to call attention to recent events at Kenyon this semester that have left many groups of people feeling uncomfortable and unsafe. The discussion, sponsored by Peer Counselors, Project for Open Voices, Greek Council and Crozier, is meant to bring the Kenyon community together by starting an open dialogue. All opinions are welcome, as the goal of this discussion is to help bridge the widening gap between different groups on campus, and foster a sense of community. For some added incentive, delicious dessert from Pink Cupcake will also be served!

  • What: Dessert and Discussion: Theft, Vandalism, and Safety at Kenyon
  • Where: Peirce Lounge
  • When: 7:00 p.m. on  Thursday, Nov. 8