Overheard at Kenyon, Volume Whatever

overheardWe’re always listening.

Once again, The Thrill has been inadvertently stalking you. As always, if you see your own words here, sorry. Feel free to claim it in the comments, or just be completely silent for the rest of your time at Kenyon.

Incredulous professor to student as they walk in with a potted plant: “You brought a plant!?!?”

Emotional  girl at WiggleGround: “Don’t go into the restaurant business. It’s terrible! Just don’t do it. I’m serious.”

Loud male student at the VI: “And that’s why I don’t buy drinks for girls!”

  • Skeptical woman in the booth behind me who also overheard: “Because they won’t let you?”

Check out more words of wisdom after the jump!

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10 o’clock list: The Best Places to People Watch at Kenyon

People watching isn’t as creepy as it sounds.

As any sociology, psychology, or anth major will tell you (and might explain to you ad nauseum), people and their interactions are fascinating. As Admissions will tell you, people at Kenyon are “quirky.” What admissions won’t tell you, however, is that with roughly 1,600 students, this campus is a bizarre social experiment. Like trashy daytime TV, sometimes you just can’t look away, no matter how hard you try. Here is a list of five places on campus where you can post up with your textbook and a snack so you can quietly observe in a purely non-creepy way.

  1. Middle Path Benches — Middle Path is the main artery of campus. So take a seat on any one of the benches from Bexley to Old Kenyon, and watch all those little red blood cells walk by and interact with each other. I recommend Saturday, Sunday, or Thursday after Halloween from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. if you’re interested in seeing Little Bo Peep, Wonder Woman and a Chilean Miner make the walk of shame back to their dorm (Ed.: I prefer “Stride of Pride”). Continue reading