A Tale of Two Student Bodies

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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 7:38 AM
A Tale of Two Student Bodies by Jay Stevens
The Columbus Dispatch

On one hand, you have a group of students protesting the increasing expense of attending college as part of a nationwide movement against corporate and government corruption. They occupy a space on their college campus, and are soon set on by the campus police who beat them with batons.

On the other, you have a group of students protesting the firing of a football coach who was complicit in the coverup of child sex assaults occuring in the athletic facilities. Well, "protesting" may be too kind a word. Students threw bottles, rocks, set fires, knocked over at least one lamp post, and overturned a local news van. Police used tear gas and mace, but the crowd didn't disperse until well after 3 am.

The latter, of course, represents the power of a college football program over a community. 

Priorities, people. Priorities.

 

 

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Mikal Cronin follows up the excellent MCII with another album of sonically-pleasing pop-rock tunes.

Hot Chip channels lowly-lit dance floors on their new album, coming off like a smoke-filled club that has Daft Punk and Pet Shop Boys in heavy rotation.

Erie Arts & Culture's 2015 Summit highlights the community's artistic potential. 

Edinboro University’s video game design program takes off.

State Senate draws clear party lines on one bill while unifying in bipartisan celebration over the other.

It's time for a four-day celebration of meat and merriment in Perry Square Park.

The outdoor music series returns for another year, with Badfish and Ark Band headling the first two shows.

Celebrate the weekend with the popular pop group and a few cold drinks.

An exploration of love, art, and bicycles.

You may just say your own prayer asking for the album to end.