The Hot Sheet

Living wireless, loving life, cross dressers, and six other things we love about Kenyon.

Lance Armstrong "Live Strong" yellow wrist bands. Introduced as a fundraiser for cancer research in the summer of 2004, the bracelets took the student body by storm in the fall.

Men in skirts. The Peeps O'Kenyon hosted a "Deb Ball" in October. Kenyon men and women packed the basement of Old Kenyon dressed as debutantes at the annual event.

Sidewalk chalk. Creative, fun, pervasive, and harmless, chalk in bright colors on Kenyon's pavement is used to advertise events and promote political causes--and it's a way for a two-year-old member of the Gambier community to find his lost ball.

Highlights for everyone. The Zeta Alpha Pi sorority hosted a graffiti party this past fall, at which attendees scrawled on each other with highlight markers. What's next? Clothing made of Post-it notes?

Living Wireless. A new wireless computing system in the majority of Kenyon's residence halls gives students the freedom to access the campus network on laptop computers, without being tethered by cables.

John Agresto. A one-time political science professor at Kenyon, Agresto is the United States's former senior advisor overseeing the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He delivered a talk at Kenyon titled "Eyewitness Iraq: Myths and Realities" in late October.

Allison Janney's fourth Emmy. Who cares if Emmy pundits were scratching their heads over her September best-actress win for her role as C.J. Cregg in The West Wing. We'll always cheer for this member of the Class of 1982.

King Wilkie. This bluegrass band, founded by Reid Burgess '01 and Ted Pitney '01 is hot on the national scene but hasn't forgotten its roots. Along with stops at the hallowed Grand Ole Opry, the band has included Kenyon on its tours several times, including a visit to campus in October.

Collaborative art. Kenyon students, faculty members, staff members, and local children joined forces for dance performances at Kenyon and the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, in early September. The Changing Room incorporated art, dance, and words to explore women's