By the time you're a senior, pretty much every class event includes wine. Between "Senior Dinner" (aka networking with alums) on Friday night, and going to my Chaucer professor's house to discuss "Everyman" on Saturday, my weekend was basically all wine, plus lots of interesting Real World discussions with Real Adults (on everything from the power of social media to Kenyon trashcan parties in the 80s). Read on for more highlights.
(This is what came up when I googled "Kenyon College wine")
Every year, exactly one hundred days before graduation, the senior class embarks on a magical night known as Fandango. It's basically prom plus professors and wine: you dress up, take pictures, and spend two hours sloppily hugging 400 of your closest friends (while wondering out loud if you should tell your sophomore year poli sci professor, standing two feet away, that you once stalked his LinkedIn). Read on for more highlights (and pictures) from my own experience at Fandango, which happened this past Friday night.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Gambier, OH gets pretty bleak from late January to early March. Freezing temperatures, limited sunlight, and an unvaryingly gray sky tend to weaken all but the strongest morale. The good news is that every one gets through it, and with the right attitude and a little creativity, you can not only live to tell the tale but actually enjoy yourself along the way. Read on for four foolproof tips on making the most of your wintertime experience in the 'bier.
Starting a new semester is like starting the school year all over again: I get to buy fresh notebooks, open the latest fine-tip pens in exciting new shades (hot pink! chartreuse!), and anticipate all the wonderfully wise and engaging things my professors will say on the first day of class. It also means my enthusiasm for studying is briefly reignited—a magical, roughly two week window wherein nothing sounds better than curling up in an armchair with a thermos of Earl Grey and a copy of The Canterbury Tales.
Which brings me to the point of this post—where exactly are the best study locations to hunker down with said tome and some tea? Read on for a riveting, no holds barred breakdown of my three most frequented study locations, rated on scales of comfort, productivity, social activity, and (most importantly) access to food.
 As opposed to, say, lying on my bed with a Warm Delight and an episode of 30 Rock.
Tuesday marked the start of 2013, a year that's been looming in my mind since I was a old enough to do the math—the year I stop being a Student (for now) and start being an Adult (we’ll see). In the spirit of the New Year—and excessive nostalgia brought on by self-stalking my freshman year photos—I’ve decided to make a Kenyon Resolutions list in order to make the most of my final semester...