The Hot Sheet

Poltergeists, pearls, Parnassus, and six other things we love about Kenyon

Parnassus in Olin. A third-floor Olin Library classroom dedicated to classics has been dubbed "Parnassus" by the department's faculty and students. Gracing the walls of the classroom is a Hellenic-inspired mural designed and created by last year's introductory Latin students, who crushed stones to generate the mosaic's tiles.

Poltergeists. The faucets in Middle Ground café have been reported to run at random intervals, spurring the belief that the popular restaurant is inhabited by hot- and cold-running ghosts.

Word Play. Many alumni wrote to tell us they discovered that Kenyon was an answer to the crossword puzzle clue "Ohio college." The puzzle appeared in newspapers around the country during the summer.

Sex and the Country. A new dating column in the Collegian takes its name from the popular TV show Sex and the City. Stay tuned for Desperate Seniors!

Pearls. Pearl necklaces were the adornment of choice for a surprising number of Kenyon women last fall.

Jugglers. Founded last fall by Drew Smith '06, the juggling club hosts between ten and twenty students each week. Juggling balls, bowling pins, and a unicycle--but no chainsaws--are provided.

How I Met Your Mother. The new CBS sitcom starring Josh Radnor '96 received stellar reviews and solid ratings last fall.

iPods. The multifunction MP3 players are as ubiquitous as gravel along Middle Path.

Tattoos. Several members of the swimming Lords sport tattoos of the Kenyon shield. We move that all first-year students receive them. It will discourage them from transferring.