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Phi Kappa Tau partners with LBIS to feed the hungry
Phi Kappa Tau, Kenyon’s newest fraternity, has teamed up with LBIS to help Kenyon students pay their library fines.
Second to none: second-in-commands steal the show
Executive assistants to senior staff members share memories from behind the scenes.
From planning commencement to hiding crosses, what happens behind the scenes at Kenyon is often a mystery to students.
Resident iron woman Heithaus gives coaching a ‘tri’
Emily Heithaus, a newly-certified triathlon coach and Kenyon’s coordinator for lifetime fitness and physical education, has always been an active runner and competitor.
Quarry Chapel celebrates 150th anniversary
The Quarry Chapel, which is located just a few miles from the Village of Gambier, turns 150 this year.
After 64,000 bulbs, Sharon Franz to hang up trowel
Strolling down Middle Path, you may stop and admire the blossoming flowers that have sprung up — the beautiful handiwork of Sharon Franz, beloved Kenyon gardener and maintenance staff member.
Relay for Life
“I Relay because my dad died of lung cancer when I was 14. He was diagnosed when I was 13, and there wasn’t really anything I could do to help. Because it happened when I was so young, I’ve always felt pretty isolated.”
Notes from Abroad: Prague
Compared to the icons of Europe (Paris, London, Rome), Prague is a second-tier tourist destination.
Kenyon alums advise how to live cheaply in cities
For Kenyon graduate and psychology major Alyssa Van Denburg ’12, who now lives and works in Chicago as a healthcare consultant for Ernst & Young, learning to budget her money was one of the more challenging aspects of her post-graduate life.
Former student continues battle for citizenship
On July 11, 2012, Marco Saavedra ’11 knocked on the doors of the border control office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and turned himself in as an undocumented immigrant.
Beer in the ’bier: the tale of the ale-brewing Acland
If you walk into the apartment of Noah Dow ’13, Ryan Liegner ’13 and Herb Page ’13, you will not find their fridge stocked with cans of Keystone Light, but rather bottles of unlabeled beers produced using their own craftsmanship.
Divestment: Trustee Priority
The College’s Board of Trustees arrives on campus this Friday, just in time for Sendoff debauchery. On the docket is a presentation by Environmental Campus Organization (ECO) urging the Trustees to divest the Kenyon endowment from fossil fuels. The argument goes that the College has a moral obligation to distance itself from companies whose productions may be environmentally detrimental.
Apathy disrupts safety of campus
Time and time again, we have urged Kenyon students to be vigilant. We return again to our weary stance. Community members have waited to report incidents until it is too late for either Safety or the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) to respond efficiently and act effectively.
Allstu debate healthy for informed campus
While I don’t necessarily agree completely with Professor Schubel’s original all-student email, I have to object to the responses it has elicited from both professors and classmates, on allstu as well as in the Collegian. In response to the invitation of Charles Murray to campus, Professor Schubel sent an allstu expressing his concern (Charles Murray is well-known for his problematic arguments concerning race).
Student used BFC funds for academic gain
Last week’s Collegian featured an article titled “BFC acts without StuCo approval.” I was incredibly frustrated and disappointed by the tone, inaccuracy and clear bias of the article. Someone must be friends with Lydia Winkler on your staff to give her such an excellent position in the article when in fact Lydia is to blame for much of the situation.
An ode to the all-nighter: that which does not kill us
There’s something vaguely romantic about pulling an all-nighter.
A Bostonian offers perspective on the Marathon bombings
Last Monday was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, a holiday I am somewhat embarrassed and somewhat proud to say I thought was a national holiday until I came to Kenyon. Apparently, most states do not reenact the Battles of Lexington and Concord on the third Monday in April.
The Second Thing We Think Of
BFC response to funding issue unwarranted
Something like ex post facto justice seems to be at work as Student Council seeks reparations from Student Lectureships for its Tuskegee Airmen event. Council may be right that Student Lectureships did not communicate honestly and effectively at every stage of their event planning, but to retroactively sanction a group without precedent or oversight is an abuse of power.
Solutions delivered, but problems were avoidable
Last Saturday’s housing lottery was a stressful day for many, including Housing and Residential Life staff. This year, ResLife’s team of five spent 150 to 200 hours combing through GPAs and judicial incidents in the 256 applications for the North Campus/Morgan Apartment lottery they received.
Murray lecture worth discussion
Last Wednesday evening, Charles Murray gave a lecture at Kenyon whose central theme was that good social developments can have bad side effects, effects that we need to understand and deal with. This is the kind of difficult truth that adults understand and children of all ages tend to deny.
Arts and Entertainment
Peter Rutkoff writes a city through Irish Eyes
Introducing his new novel, Peter Rutkoff said simply, “It’s a story about an old Irish family that lived above a bar in New York.”
God, gay rights, Uganda: alumna helps create film
Ten days after Paige Ruane ’94 met Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams, she wound up with him on a plane to Uganda.
Young playwrights show strikes gold
As the lights rose to a packed Hill Theater Tuesday night, Olivia Strauss ’13 stepped on stage.
Impressive re: [no subject] surprises
Though the emails advertising re: [no subject] were amusing, I will admit I had no idea what to expect when I entered the Black Box Theater last Friday night to see this work in progress.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble blows audience away
Last Saturday, the Kenyon College Symphonic Wind Ensemble held their annual spring concert, presenting a program of 20th-century pieces in a variety of styles that marked a truly impressive technical achievement under the direction of Professor Dane Heuchemer.
Voice recitals entertain with operatic and theatrical selections
Jill Hanley ’13, Marcia Schwartz ’13 and Allyson Schmaling ’14 sang.
Two voice recitals took Brandi Recital Hall by melodic storm this past weekend.
Senior films prove to be a mixed bag; some lack finesse
Five senior film majors exhibited their films.
This past Saturday five senior film majors premiered their thesis film projects. These four films — two comedies and two documentaries — showcased the talents of Kenyon’s aspiring filmmakers.
Softball splits against Hiram and Allegheny
After splitting a home doubleheader 4-9 and 11-10 vs. Hiram College on Friday, April 12, the Ladies softball team split another doubleheader against Allegheny College, winning 10-6 before losing 6-7.
Women’s lacrosse demolishes Gators, sets records
About a year ago, the Ladies lacrosse team faced the Allegheny College Gators in an North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) division playoff.
From classical to pop, seniors fill weekend with music
Senior musicians presented their final recitals to robust audiences on last Saturday and Sunday.
Michelle Birsky Michelle Birsky ’13 kicked off the weekend with a presentation of her original composition, “Existence Anonymous,” which blurred the lines between classical and pop. Birsky said that she was fascinated with the “person on the other side of the radio,” as a child.
For love of the game: rugby finishes spring season
The men’s and women’s rugby teams have no coach and no trainers.
Ladies lacrosse extends win streak to six games
After a 2-0 weekend, the Ladies beat Denison University 15-10 in Granville yesterday.
After trouncing the Hiram College Terriers 18-1, the Ladies lacrosse team returned home and dominated the College of Wooster 14-8 this past Saturday in their final home game of the regular season.
Men’s lacrosse loses to Denison in NCAC tourney
The Lords lacrosse team made history on Tuesday, appearing in the first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference’s (NCAC) men’s lacrosse championship. Unfortunately, their tournament run was short-lived.
Lords take first at home invite
The Kenyon track and field team had a fantastic meet in their own Kenyon Spring Invitational this past Saturday.
Tennis prepares for Conference
Lords and Ladies end regular season with wins.
Regular-season play has concluded for the men’s and the women’s tennis teams.
Golf braves a storm, finishes 6th
In last weekend’s Nye Intercollegiate hosted by the College of Wooster, the Lords golf team learned to expect the unexpected.
Softball reaching wins record
The Ladies swept Wooster in a doubleheader last Sunday.
With two outs and the bases loaded in Wooster, Ohio last Sunday, Emily Prehoda ’13 made a catch worthy of national attention.
Baseball takes two, loses two to Gators
Poor weather led to the postponement of the baseball team’s Saturday doubleheader at Allegheny College.
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee earns bid to DI Regionals
Women’s Frisbee hosts conference championships.
The men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, SERF, swept the competition at last weekend’s Ohio Division III Conference Championships in North Ridgeville, Ohio, going 6-0 and earning a bid to the Division I Regional Championships.
Lords, Ladies tennis continue to rule the court
The men’s and women’s tennis teams continue their strong seasons.