Hump day cheers and jeers | Feb. 24

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Cheers and Jeers

Read this week’s hump day cheers and jeers

Cheers to

• Cheers to the National Register of Historic Places for naming the May 4 shooting site to their registry. May 4 was a crucial time in this nation’s history, and it’s good to see some recognition of that.

• Cheers to the women’s and men’s 4×800-meter relay teams for breaking long-standing school records during Saturday’s Kent State Tune Up. We wish the track and field teams luck in this weekend’s Mid-American Conference Championships.

• Cheers to the Kent State men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics teams for their victories last weekend. The men’s basketball team reached 20 wins for the 11th time in 12 years, the women’s team got its 10th MAC victory this year and the gymnastics team won its annual “Flip for the Cure” meet.

Jeers to

• Jeers to the university for putting an announcement that it received Ohio’s highest campus safety rating on the front page. Even if recent problems happened off campus, it’s still in bad taste for the university to boast about its safety statistics at this time.

• Jeers to the city of Kent for allowing the police station to fall into disrepair in recent years. The city needs to take better care of such an important building.

• Jeers to the new national law making it harder for people under the age of 21 to own credit cards. Granted, it’s important for young people to avoid credit card debt, but it’s also important for us to build credit for the future.