Cheers and jeers for March 17

DKS Editors

A special St. Patrick’s Day version of Cheers and Jeers

Daily Kent Stater editors pick their top three moments of the week thus far, as well as the three worst moments through Tuesday.


• Cheers to the men’s basketball team as it prepares to take on Tulsa tonight at the M.A.C. Center in the National Invitational Tournament. And cheers to the women’s team as it takes on Michigan on Friday in the Women’s NIT. We wish both teams luck and hope they represent Kent State well.

• Cheers to Complete College America, the alliance striving to boost college graduation rates in Ohio and 16 other states. It’s good to see so many states attempting to fix the problem of low graduation numbers nationwide.

• Cheers to Kent State pentathlete Diana Dumitrescu for placing eighth in last weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championships. In the process, Dumitrescu earned All-American status and broke a school record for the pentathlon, another impressive feat.


• Jeers to the men’s basketball team for its early exit from the Mid-American Conference Tournament last week. The Flashes fought all season for the No. 1 seed, only to put up their worst performance in the biggest game of the year.

• Jeers to the two vehicle thefts on campus in the past week, boosting the number of on-campus thefts to six since November. We’d like to see campus security take some steps to make sure the thefts stop.

• Jeers to the recall of more than 400,000 Honda vehicles because of brake pedal problems, joining the recent Toyota recalls. We’d like to see car companies take more care in creating safe cars.