The Monday Catchup

credit: Al Jazeera

credit: Al Jazeera

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

The lead story: Democracy activists in Hong Kong battled with riot police over the weekend and into today after mainland Chinese authorities imposed new regulations on elections held in the semi-autonomous territory. Police employed tear gas and other riot gear but protesters still managed to control three major thoroughfares. Mostly students, the protesters have been calling for labour strikes.

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Kenyon: Sober is Se(really hard I hate it)xy

This is a feelings heart post that was really gross and not fun to write because I think that feelings are gross.

I used to be more fun. I don’t mean that in a self deprecating way. I really did used to be more fun. The prospect of going out and drinking was exciting and bopping between different NCA’s and New Apts was the greatest. I loved weekends and I loved the way I got to ebb and flow with the crowd- but I don’t get to drink anymore. (CRIES OF INDIGNATION AS THE CROWD FUCKING LOSES IT.)

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Water Out In Old Kenyon So, Like, PLEASE Don’t Light It On Fire Again [UPDATED]


[Update 3:45PM] – Housing and Reslife has issued another email alerting Old Kenyon residents that as soon as the water is restored to the building, they will be under a “boil alert” (much like New Apts.) for “approximately” 24 hours. The email from ResLife reads:

Once the repairs to the sewer line near Leonard have been completed and water is restored to your residence hall, a “boil alert” will be in effect.   It is important to note that any time there is any type of water line disruption in a community – on or off campus, a “boil alert” is issued until the water can be tested to ensure that the line was not contaminated during the water line work.  While community members may boil water during an alert, it is more common these days to just use water from other sources to drink and cook with until the alert is lifted. In this case, the water in every campus building, except Old Kenyon, is safe for human consumption.  While outages such as these are certainly inconvenient, safe drinking water is currently available from a number of other buildings on campus: all of the academic buildings, all of the residence halls except Old Kenyon, the KAC, and Peirce.  Meals, as well as water, are also available in Peirce.  Until the alert is over, I would suggest filling up a water bottle when you are in Peirce or at class.

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