Official VI Sauce Sampling Guide *pros only*

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all the advertised sauces

Last year, before our departure back into the real world for a threatening 3 months, I recruited a bunch of friends to come to the VI.  My specific goal for this endeavor was to order every single dipping sauce and rate them to determine what the Ultimate Sauce is (based on flavor profile and success as an aphrodisiac). Continue reading

I Mistakenly Called the VI the “Six” All Four Years at Kenyon and I Ascribe Every Single One of My Problems to This Mishap

I never deleted your text message.

vi tonite @ 6?”

To which I replied, “haha what.”

And I never heard from you again.

Masochism? Sure, I kept your message out of masochism. A flagellating reminder that prods and pulverizes me in my waking hours. But truly, I don’t need any souvenirs to recall my egregious error.

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Battle Royale: The Mac and Cheese of the Village


It’s late. It’s windy. You’re cold, hungry, and maybe a little drunk. You’re ready for a good snack, but the family size salt and vinegar chips aren’t doing it for you tonight. You want something warm. You immediately think: cheese. But warm cheese. Warm cheese on noodles. Warm cheese on little tiny curved noodles. You have a moment of clarity and think: where? Should you wait 45 minutes for wedges from the Cove? Or should you slum it and steal a pack of easy mac from your roommate? The questions begin to pile up. You become overwhelmed and just decide to call it a night. You fall asleep with an empty stomach and a withering sense of purpose.

You’ll never have this problem ever again. We fought the good fight, tasted every single type of mac and cheese on this campus, and come to you with the definitive ranking of best m&c this village has to offer. We (namely, I) call it, the Tour de Mac and Cheese. Below are our findings.

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Student Bartenders: Cove vs. VI


Have you ever gone to the Cove or the VI and seen the person behind the bar and thought, “Man, they look familiar!” Well, today’s your lucky day. We tracked down two of Gambier’s finest student bartenders from two of Gambier’s finest (and only) bars and brought them head to head for your enjoyment!

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Uphill/Downhill: Parents Weekend

Soon, the Parents will descend upon the campus. This means it’s time for another round of Uphill/Downhill

Uphill: Parents Weekend Without Your Parents — This is the ideal weekend for those of you who don’t have your parents coming. Your friends will invite you out to meals (for free, of course) and all you’ll have to do is act like you don’t know all the terrible things your friend has done so far this semester.  “Yes, Mrs. Smith, I’m continually impressed with how studious Sarah is!” Bingo bango, you’re in the clear! Half an hour later you’ll be able to leave and have the time of your life partying. The real winners this weekend, though? The Amish.

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