November is Coming

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Hey there happy Kampers! As we progress throughout the semester we grow ever closer to November. November is a month on many things: Thanksgiving (and consequently Thanksgiving Break), Veterans Day, Daylight Savings time ends, and, of course, the general election.  On campus, the Clinton interns have been doing an awesome job getting people to register, but along with the privilege of voting in Knox County and the greater Ohio electorate comes the responsibility of making informed decisions for ourselves and the other people who live here. Continue reading

Do it today: Vote in the Special Election

Leslie Knope votes, you should too! (via glamour.com)

It’s finally here, the day we’ve all been waiting for: election day! Ok maybe not, but it’s still important to vote. So be sure to head to the polls and vote in the special election. If you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks (no judgement, finals have me in a cave as well) and don’t know about the School Levy, check out the Collegian’s article on it here. Make sure to bring a copy of your utility bill, sent via email with the subject “Your Voter ID” from accounting@kenyon.edu (the bill should be attached.) Full details after the jump.  Continue reading

Do it today: Early-Vote Shuttle for School Levy

Tracy Flick would want you to vote in this election.

Tracy Flick would want you to vote in this election.

Remember how fun the presidential election was? Itching to get back to the polls? Well, you’re in luck, because early-vote shuttles for the Mount Vernon school levy will be leaving from Peirce until 3:30 p.m. today — make sure to bring a copy, either printed or electronic, of the email with the subject “Your Voter ID” from accounting@kenyon.edu (the relevant letter should be attached.)

  • What — Convenient early-vote shuttles for the Mount Vernon school levy, an issue that hugely affects our greater community
  • Where — Peirce (You’ll see the sign)
  • When  — All day, up until 3:30 p.m. (polls close at 4)

Catch the ‘Inspiration’ Bug with Shaka Smart ’99

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Like most normal people, I generally ignore the ads that invade my viewing space on websites, especially sports websites. But there’s one ad that’s worth the time and deserves more than a fly’s worth of attention span. On espn.com, beneath the headlines, is a small purple box labeled “Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge.” And, WHAT, Shaka Smart ’99, Virginia Commonwealth University’s head coach, appears to be winning this challenge? Well, let’s check it out!

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10 o’clock list: Five Reasons It’s Okay Not to Vote Tomorrow

This is exactly how voting works. Tweed jacket optional, but preferred.

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but apparently there’s going to be some sort of election held tomorrow. Sure, we’ve all seen every major news network in America lose its collective shit about Ohio’s key role in this presidential race and the crucial part that the “youth vote” will play in deciding this election. Still, some people persist in thinking it’s okay to bow out tomorrow, so here are a few acceptable reasons to do so. [Note: “I have class” is not on this list (Oh, really? You have class? You have class at this college that we attend? I guess you’re just plumb out of luck, even though the polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Neither is “I have a paper/midterm/etc.” If you’re anything like me, the mere hour or so you spend daydreaming about pizza during your allotted study time should give you more than enough room to vote. And no, folks, neither is “Ugh, I just hate the modern political system, I don’t want to feed the Man’s voting machines with my hopes and dreams” or whatever nonsense you’re rationalizing with.]

1. You’re too young/not a citizen. Don’t try your hand at voter fraud, boys and girls, because the long arm of the law will inevitably reach you and you don’t want to undo Kenyon students’ hard-earned reputation as Election Day champs. If you want to help out tomorrow, spend the day volunteering to get Ohio voters to the polls, canvassing for your candidate of choice or krumping outside our polling place to keep the voters entertained (polls show krumping is a cornerstone of every healthy democracy). Continue reading