10 o’clock list: Ways to Walk to Peirce

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Most mornings I wake up with a crease in my brow, a cramp in my pinky finger and a sticky spot on the back of my throat. Another day, another 1:10 closer to graduation. There are so many decisions to make! Where will I go? What should I be? My friends have diagnosed me with acute melancholy, with heaviness of the soul. But diagnosis is no cure, and here I am, left suspended in my second floor room, turning choices over and over in my mind, caught in comfort of my bedroom perch.  Sometimes, the only thing that can push me out of my door and tug me toward the center of campus is the thought of Peirce–oh Peirce, warm Peirce, kind Peirce. Yet, even something about Peirce, my respite, my second home, plagues me daily. That is: how am I going to walk there? There are (of course) five main options.*

  1.  Through Gund Commons and past the Cove- The North train’s most express route. Downfalls include: ugly scenery, bike obstacles and the College’s stance on smoking indoors.  Continue reading

10 O’Clock List: Five Totally Not-Boring (And Terrible) Study Tips


There’s no originality in study habits anymore. Every list of the “Best Ways to Study” tells you the same basic tips over and over and over and over. I know I should review my notes after class, start studying more than a day in advance of exams, find a study space, and make flash cards. I basically have that stuff tattooed into my brain by now. It’s boring. In the spirit of originality and daring that Kenyon holds so dear, here is a list of some new study habits to try out. (Please, for the love of God, don’t actually try these out.) Continue reading