And a Chilliam Wallace will Lead Them: Videos, Vines and Photos from #MirrorLakeMonday

By Jason Priestas on November 26, 2013 at 7:22 am

When news broke Sunday morning that Ohio State would be placing restrictions on Mirror Lake Jump participants, the backlash was swift. Students and non-students alike bristled at the mandatory wristbands, crowd-control fencing, and other steps that were seen as the school asserting control over the event.

Twitter erupted, petitions were launched, and a Facebook event, Monday Mirror Lake Jump 2013, was formed with nearly 900 pledging to show up and jump a night early. Jump they did.

At 10:30 p.m. Monday night, students began to probe the perimeter fencing. It appeared vulnerable.

Minutes later, some guy named Mitch Albyn gave the Braveheart speech (slightly better audio here), cementing his legacy as big man on campus now and forever.

U-S-A!! U-S-A!! chants ensued, because, why not, and the fences were soon vanquished.

The revolution was on and it would be Vined.

As many as 1,500 showed up to get wet, stay cold, insult Michigan and have a little undergrad fun. Here's the best of #MirrorLakeMonday.

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