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Twitch Plays Pokemon as the Internet Quests for Justice

It’s perhaps the most fundamentally Millenial social experiment ever conducted, and it’s still going strong. After nearly ten days, Twitch is still playing Pokemon. For the uninitiated, Twitch is a bot that operates a game emulator – in this case Pokemon Red/Blue – by taking commands from users. Type ‘a’ into the chat box, and Twitch

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Quick Reactions: Kenyon Pulls Out of ASA

Recently, the American Studies Association (ASA) chose to endorse an academic boycott on all Israeli institutions of higher education. In response, the American Studies department at Kenyon rescinded its membership in the ASA, and President Sean Decatur, in a written statement, rejected the principle of academic boycotts. Over the past two weeks, the Observer compiled reactions to the decision from

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The (un)Prescribed Life: Kenyon Students Medicating Heavily, with Questionable Legitimacy

Overheard at Kenyon: Student 1: Wait, where do you get your Adderall from? Student 2: Chelsea, but she needs a refill soon. It’s cool, I have another hookup. Every Kenyon student has heard conversations like this one; under-the-table Adderall (or other study drug) use has been standard practice in academia for a long time. But

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5 Reasons Why Marco Rubio Won’t Win in 2016

The Kenyon Observer welcomes back former contributor Jacob Smith ’12, who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This post originally appeared on Margin of Error on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013. The original article can be found here. This evening, a strong contender for the

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