Hump day cheers and jeers for March 24

DKS Editors

Hump day cheers and jeers for March 24

Daily Kent State editors give out their three cheers and jeers of the past week.


• Cheers to the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Senate’s health care bill in a vote Sunday night. Among the changes is a provision allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ health care plan until they turn 26, up from the current 23.

• Cheers to wrestlers Dustin Kilgore and Danny Mitcheff for earning All-American honors at last week’s NCAA Championships. The two became the 19th and 20th All-Americans in program history.

• Cheers to Ohio University’s men’s basketball team for dominating Big East power Georgetown in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. It’s good to see the Bobcats represent the Mid-American Conference so well.


• Jeers to U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), who yelled “baby killer” at Rep. Bart Stupak during the debate over health care Sunday night. The move was unprofessional during one of the most important votes in American history.

• Jeers to the Board of Trustees for raising room and board rates for the 2010-11 school year. We realize that costs have to go up sometimes, but we’re growing tired of how constantly it happens.

• Jeers to the university for planning not to hire someone to monitor five planned security cameras along the Esplanade. It makes no sense to install cameras when nobody’s there to watch them.