Nearly 25,000 Petition For Ohio State to Cancel Classes Due to Extreme Cold

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bucknut1994's picture

Pffffffttttttttttttt

#94Ways

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Bucks2K18's picture

Hey, I may be in warm California right now, but back home, the wind chill is expected to get into the -50s F. That's the coldest I've ever heard of back home

That's a Buckeye touchdown!

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iowabuckeyes's picture

They're not Millennials.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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bucknut1994's picture

Thanks for the explanation Iowa. I had no idea.

#94Ways

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The Rill Dill's picture

All these snowflakes should be right at home in the cold.

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cricejr's picture

Yawn. I assume you, the toughest guy there is, gonna be out walking in the cold. Otherwise, shhhhhhhhhhh.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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cricejr's picture

I just wanted to see the first comment by some old person whining about young people not wanting to cope with weather that they themselves never had to deal with. Who knew it would be the very 1st comment?

I bleed scarlet...literally

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The Rill Dill's picture

Apparently you missed my comments about being 30 feet up a tree in zero degree weather this month, bowhunting. Cold/schmold. 

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buckzilla1's picture

In my day we had to go to school in a blizzard. We were considered Nansy Pansies if we didn't. 

Hey Cancer! This ass kicking is brought to you by the Guernsey county mafia. Give it Hell 84!

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PhillyNut's picture

And it was uphill both ways, wearing no shoes because your family couldn't afford them, you had to shovel the snow for each step you took, and each time you breathed your breath froze as soon as it came out and created giant icicles down the your knees.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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buckzilla1's picture

We went to the same school? Who knew?

Hey Cancer! This ass kicking is brought to you by the Guernsey county mafia. Give it Hell 84!

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Buctor's picture

Good luck with that!  Wonder how these temperatures compare with those of the mid nineteenth century?

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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SkoBux's picture

On behalf of every millennial here, let me Google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncdc.noaa.gov%2Fdata-access

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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BUInvent's picture

Well considering it is going to be a record I would have to assume not nearly as cold as tomorrow.

Go Bucks

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gobuckscm's picture

I remember OSU canceling classes at least twice and maybe three times when I was going there in the 80's.  But I think that was for excessive snow and not cold.  

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Kevin Harrish's picture

They never canceled for snow when I was there because they're very good at clearing it. There's not much you can do about -45 degree windchill though. Maybe giant space heaters on the oval?

buckzilla1's picture

So, sort of a safe space space heater place?

Hey Cancer! This ass kicking is brought to you by the Guernsey county mafia. Give it Hell 84!

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jpbuckeye's picture

The wind chill affects exposed skin. Solution don't have exposed skin. Dress for the cold.

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OSUAndy07's picture

They canceled class once when I was there in 2007. First time in 20 years. We had something like 4 feet of snow. Had two midterms that day (calculus and human physiology) and I was surely going to fail at least one of them. Exams were rescheduled and I actually ended up doing pretty well. The man upstairs did me a favor that day. 

"Samuel......Cuts it back......Ohio State wins!"

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Urban Achiever's picture

Yeah I was trying to think what year that was.  Would've been winter of my SR year.  With that one the snow plus cold was such that the sidewalks were covered for days, and the sun wouldn't melt it.  Didn't take long for a pock-marked pathway of bumpy divots to develop from everyone walking.

I in my poor, broke senior condition was walking home on Iuka with my worn out Asics running shoes and I was slipping so much I decided it was better to just sit down and call my roomy to come pick me up.

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RB's picture

Classes cancelled in February 2003 for snow.  They announced Sunday evening which quickly turned campus into a snow party that night.

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NovemberReign's picture

Yep. I fondly recall a Braveheart-esque snowball fight on the Oval.

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Mikeosu02's picture

Yes. This. So much fun. I think there was a statewide level 3 snow emergency, and classes were cancelled for a couple of days. The snowball fight was the best.

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

I remember sitting in the Ohio Union during the bad weather stretch in '78.  IIRC the temp was something like -14, not wind-chill, straight temp.  It wasn't windy, but still chilly, and I'm pretty sure classes weren't cancelled.  My phone says Cbus is going to be -2 on Wed with a high in the single digits.  Come on kids, put on your big-boy pants and suck it up. You'll survive, and some day you too can sit back and post snarky comments on the internet about how tough you had it "back in the day."

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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IGotAWoody's picture

The actual high tomorrow is calling for 0. ZERO. The HIGH. The wind chill is supposed to be anywhere between -15 and -25 tomorrow.

Back in '78, classes were cancelled the day of the initial blizzard. I think they reopened after closing 2 days.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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BUCKfutter's picture

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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SkoBux's picture

Hey that's cool and all, and glad you know how to use gifs, but maybe don't post a pic of your license plate on the internet? Just a friendly millennial looking out for you. 

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Christ. Lighten up. 

I retired at 47. Have zero debt. Travel multiple times a year, and want for nothing. I owe it to work ethic. If it makes you feel better to take a shot at people like the FedEx guy, so be it. But don’t be a hypocrite - it’s not a good look.   

Otherwise, use my plate and feel free to look me up. 

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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3rdtimesacharm's picture

It doesnt take much to trigger them. 

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cricejr's picture

Its amazing to me how people who do nothing but whine call others "triggered" or "snowflakes".

I bleed scarlet...literally

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CincyBuck's picture

Its amazing to me how people who do nothing but whine call others "triggered" or "snowflakes".

Accurate.  It seems the more frequently someone uses the term "snowflake," the more that person can't handle hearing anything with which he/she (usually a he) disagrees.  It'd be nice if that term fell out of usage entirely. 

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3rdtimesacharm's picture

I didnt whine about anything. Man, Millennials are hair trigger sensitive. Nobody is really taking this very seriously its all just to get someones goat. Stop taking it so personal.

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Turfgrad's picture

Who the hell would down vote this?  It's OK to whine in a safe place!

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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osusteveb5875's picture

“Back in my day, we walked through 10 inches of snow to campus uphill both ways”

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clevelandfan1's picture

Bunch of wimpy snowflakes.

Love the Buckeyes

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Arsenal7's picture

hell yeah dude i stand outside in the -40 degree weather with shorts just to stick it to the me-llennials

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Turfgrad's picture

'Cold' wimpy snowflakes!

"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015.  Needs no explanation.

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BillShermansGhost's picture

Newslash: no one is forcing you to go.  I was in school in the mid 00's and I felt like they cancelled a bunch more than normal, mostly for ice, they were concerned about commuters and professors risking it on the roads.  What do they think the Minnesota does??? Cancel class all winter?

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Chardo's picture

I'm hoping Minnesota uses a bit more grammar in their sentences.

OSU Graduate 2014

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BillShermansGhost's picture

I apologize if my grammar afflicted you on a sports forum. 

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IGotAWoody's picture

Don't be mad, his response was perfect.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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BillShermansGhost's picture

No anger, just making the point that pettiness on a sports forum is trollish.  I see my typo's now; I guess I should have checked my work before handing it in to get graded.

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IGotAWoody's picture

pet·ti·ness

/ˈpedēnəs/
noun

undue concern with trivial matters, especially of a small-minded or spiteful nature.
See *Your Original Post* for example

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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BillShermansGhost's picture

That's cool, trolls stick together. 

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IGotAWoody's picture

Yeah, I'm trolling you because someone posted a funny response to your rant and you didn't like it. Got it.

The responses pointing out that Minnesota closed schools nailed you better than the grammar post, anyway.

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Cincinnatibuck's picture

Minnesota closes school for this type of weather.  

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MOBUCKK91's picture

Well ... MN schools are closed today and tomorrow ... 

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/school-closings/

You don't know what you have until it's gone .... for example, toilet paper.

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OSU-AK's picture

OSU Marion campus is closing tomorrow and until noon on Thursday

I don't live in Alaska anymore

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BeneckeBuck5's picture

10 minute frostbite? Cancelling class only makes sense. Truly, a human's health matters more than one or two days of school. If you feel the need to dispute that, I can't help you.

And Toledo still sucks.

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Nikkibucksfan's picture

Don’t miss that weather 

Nikki emmerson

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GeorgiaBuckeye2114's picture

The governor shut down pretty much everything here north of Atlanta today for "fear of ice." It rained for about 30 minutes and temperatures are in the upper 40's...lol.

"We talkin' about practice?!" -Allen Iverson 2002

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ohiopanda's picture

Today made everyone look like a fool, but I won't be surprised if Atlanta shuts down and schools close again tomorrow because of 'wet' roads and it hitting ~25 degrees overnight. 

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Lighteyes's picture

That's because Atlanta's Snowpocalypse a few years ago made the risk/reward calculation for local politicians and schools blatantly clear:

If you close everything, the worst that can happen is that no snow/ice falls, so there's a bit of minor grumbling about the false alarm that's forgotten within a week...and let's be honest here, many of the people grumbling probably secretly enjoyed the excuse for a day off anyways.

But on the flip side, if you decide to stay open and snow/ice does happen, it can become national news and you get caught in a firestorm of "how come you didn't see this coming?" that gets remembered and brought up for months on end.

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GeorgiaBuckeye2114's picture

You are correct, Lighteyes. With the Super Bowl coming this weekend, the city doesn't want any kind of negative light shed on it. We do not need a replay of the 2000 Super Bowl.
 

"We talkin' about practice?!" -Allen Iverson 2002

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vtbuckeye's picture

The temp will NOT be -40. Wind-chill and temperature are related but not the same. Driving down the the highway at 65 does not magically turn 10 degrees into -20 degrees. If there is a 20mph north wind and one car is going north and another south, the temp is the same for both. Yes, -5 is cold, so wear a good winter jacket, snow pants, something to cover your face, a warm hat and some good mittens or gloves and deal with it. Sure you may move a bit slower, but if you are moving you will generate heat and if dressed properly you can be warm. If there is no exposed skin, wind chill doesn't matter.

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BuckeyeJay's picture

Windchill -35 to -50: Skin can freeze in 10 minutes.

Windchill absolutely has an effect. Don't act like it is some made up term 

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vtbuckeye's picture

Unless skin isn't exposed. If it's all covered and blocked from the wind then wind-chill dies not apply. But you do need to be properly covered/dressed to be out in those temps. I will say that while in school at tOSU 2002-2006 I did not have the proper winter attire for temps below zero. I have no problem going for a run at -15 (actual temp) when dressed appropriately.

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JimmyVanP's picture

I can guarantee you that no one will ever see your ass outside going for a run at -15 degrees (actual temp).

"I feel ready for whatever awaits me on the other side. I don’t fear adversity. I don’t fear the spotlight. I don’t fear success. And I don’t fear failure." - Braxton Miller

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The Rill Dill's picture

Wind chill ABSOLUTELY does not effect inanimate objects. For instance, the metal on your car will NOT be colder than the air temperature. Wind chill relates to SKIN ONLY. 

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IGotAWoody's picture

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Hovenaut's picture

Looks like a cool reception here...

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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ohiopanda's picture

Move south if you want snow days (see Atlanta), but -40 is no joke for a multiple 15 minute walks. I'd be surprised if they don't cancel considering they did in 2014 for -15 temps.

I remember a couple years ago it was snowing fairly heavily during a final exam day, and someone hacked a professor's email and sent out a notice 30 minutes beforehand that the ~7pm exam was postponed to tomorrow.

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Half Asthma's picture

Down here in Alabama my kids got the day offf from school today due to the threat of snow.  We ended up not getting any snow.  My work actually closed too.  Of course we don’t have the equipment to deal with it if it does snow.

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BucksHave7's picture

Thank goodness we do not a have world war that needs to be won.   

This is the generation of kids with Lawn Mower Parents. Their parents mowed down any little obstacles that got in their way everday as they were growing up, so these kids dont know how to deal with anything other than 'everyone gets a trophy'.

BucksHave7

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BucksHave7's picture

And you are down voting me????  Here is your competition kids!

BucksHave7

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Arsenal7's picture

1. lmao shut up old man

2. all of those dudes have tiny baby arms

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BuckWilde's picture

No DV from me, but the generation before yours (whichever it is) said the same thing about your generation, and then generation before them said the same thing about that generation, on back to infinity. 

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SkoBux's picture

And isn't it ironic that most of the older people on here slinging their lazy, stereotype-based takes are probably old enough to be a part of said Lawn Mower Parent group?

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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BuckeyeInDenver's picture

Enough of the "participation trophy" bullshit. My parents are Baby Boomers, and guess what? They also received the much-maligned participation trophies that you all like to pretend are some recent invention. Kids have received trophies for participating in rec sports for decades. In fact, there's a much greater emphasis on winning and competition in youth sports today than there was when the Gen-Xers and Boomers were growing up. It's nauseating to see the generation that had so much handed to it bemoan some supposed sense of "entitlement" among "kids these days." And oh by the way, today's college students are not Millennials--they're Generation Y. Millennials are in their mid-20s on the young end, and pushing 40 on the older end. But I digress.

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BuckWilde's picture

UV to counter the DV. I'm a Gen Xer, and remember getting participation trophies, but it's not like we thought they were the same as a first-place trophy, and we also didn't display them prominently or run around bragging about them. Hell, I think I just tossed them in a shoe box in the closet. The whole thing is just a convenient crutch to point at and say "this is where society has gone wrong." Lazy thinking.

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cricejr's picture

Sigh. Comparing war to freezing cold. Ok then.I know, you would have fought shirtless and won all the battles but name the war the US fought in -20 temps.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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dsavoca77's picture

Brutal.  Zero chance I would go to class.....  Stay Strong Students!

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

I am being verbally 'petitioned' by my teachers and students to close school tomorrow for excessive cold here in South Alabama. It will be 26 overnight. I just smile and SMH.

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IN.Buckeye's picture

Considering “including myself’ and “atleast” (not to mention the comma splices) it seems that this student should spend more time in english class and less time drafting and circulating a petition. 

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Orlando Pancakes's picture

Effing pus*ies (I'm so disgusted with these kids I logged in just to say that).

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BucksHave7's picture

1000 up votes!!!

BucksHave7

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Arsenal7's picture

hey man your username is almost as outdated as you if osu only had 7 points they'd lose basically every game nowadays please consider changing it

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BucksHave7's picture

Son, I’m a Proud graduate of tOSU. Thanks for your iinput. Get good grades and one day maybe with a lot of luck, you too ca. get into tOSU when you are old enough.

Btw....

-When I created the profile, Buckeyes had 7 NCs in football.

-Buckeyes stillhave 7 diff Heisman winners

-And I took a lot of classes w my favorite Buckeye, Joey Galloway #7.

BucksHave7

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Bucks19's picture

And 7 is the amount of money donated to OSU by Mr TOSU 

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BucksHave7's picture

You have no idea how much $ I give to my alma mater every year. 

I do have some questions for you, how about for once you be honest with us and tell us all:

1) Do you have an undergrad college degree?

2) If so, where is it from? 

3) Do you have a graduate degree?

4) If so, where is it from?

BucksHave7

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BucksHave7's picture

Bucks19, you made 9 posts in the last 24 hours, yet you wont answer these simple questions for us?

BucksHave7

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Bucks19's picture

1) Do you have an undergrad college degree? Yes

2) If so, where is it from? OSU

3) Do you have a graduate degree? Yes

4) If so, where is it from? OSU

Any other idiotic questions Mr tOSU?

I have one for you. How can I get season football tickets outside scalping and from a ticket dealer?

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Buckeyeinchitown's picture

I remember going to class in some brutally cold weather in the 90s...
Having said that, virtually all colleges and universities here in Chicago will be closed tomorrow as well
as Notre Dame.
Since I work at one of the major hospitals in the country here in Chitown, I will say frostbite can occur in a matter of minutes.
Normally I would be like: suck it up...
But tomorrow (and Thursday) will be brutally and dangerously cold.  
 

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ajktony's picture

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/alberta/fort-mcmurray

Up north for work this week; and this is normal winter temp, it's cold but goes one.  Heck, I've gone snowmobiling in colder weather.  Most ppl have no idea of what cold really is. 

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Yep, life goes on.  I used to live in Alaska, and have camped at -15 to -25 quite a few times. 

I also remember driving to work at 7:00 one morning, in the pitch dark, -10 outside, and a noticed a group of high school kids waiting for the bus, dressed in shorts.  There's tough, and then there is stupid.

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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The Rill Dill's picture

I’ve spent several days in a treestand, 30 feet up in zero temps this January. Dress for it and quit whining. It is wintertime  in the midwest. Toughen up.

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typeOHpositive's picture

I thought Snowflakes liked cold.

"I don't want to be around average, why be around average!" -UFM

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thedewman10's picture

I’m retired from FedEx...in 30 years I missed maybe 3 days. Out in every kind of crap you can imagine. We never closed. I’m the last one to give a 17-22 year old any sympathy. LOL

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SkoBux's picture

What a badge of honor. How did FedEx ever recover after your retirement?

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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thedewman10's picture

No worries. They thanked me every day I wasn’t him.

TheDewMan10

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thedewman10's picture

L.        O.      S.       E.      R.

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Lawver_5's picture

I was in school during those 14' closings and it was some brutal cold that week. Something like -15 wind chill and it's supposed to be towards -20 so I completely understand where they're coming from. It's easy to say tough it out until you have to walk 1-2 miles in that type of cold. To be honest, if school isn't canceled I'm assuming most kids just won't go to class and teachers will be teaching like 5 students per class. 

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KnuckIfYouBuck's picture

I will never forget how cold it was then.  We got Monday and Tuesday off but they made us go back on Wednesday, even though it was just as cold.  I had literal tears coming down my face as my Freshman ass miserably walked back to Park-Stradley following a class.

"Life's a garden, dig it." -Joe Dirt

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typeOHpositive's picture

if you could feel the tears then it wasn't that cold, if it was, they would have frozen on the way out.

"I don't want to be around average, why be around average!" -UFM

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Lawver_5's picture

We had a mail slot on our front door and cold air was just rushing through. We taped a bunched of envelopes over top of it and the next morning all of the envelopes were frozen solid ha. It's not strictly the cold that gets you, once the wind picks up it gets really brutal. 

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BuckeyeChief's picture

Holler at me when it's so cold you run out of hot water after ten minutes of use, forcing you to get up at 0330 in a liberty port to attempt a shower, but it's also too cold to get out of your rack and the walls of your rack are covered in condensation from your body heat, lol.

All kidding aside, I see the public schools there cancelled everything. I thought to myself, man it must be cold. 

Side note, in the glorious few months I spent there, class was only cancelled once. I will mail a "no prize" to the first person to guess why.

SCPO, USN (ret)

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I think the closings in 2014 had to do with heating issues in some of the campus buildings. There was also some snow on the roads/ground (it almost never gets this cold without a layer of snow and ice already present).

I don't know when closing schools just for cold (no snow) became something that is done in Ohio. Cold snaps like this current one used to happen most winters, but if there wasn't also snow, there was no way you were getting off school.

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portlandbuck's picture

I remember January 1994, my last year in school, quite well. Temps hit -22, which still stands as an all-time cold temp in Columbus. We lived in a basically non-insulated seven bedroom place on Northwood and Lane. That was freaking cold, and the university did cancel classes. But we didn't petition for it. Or even really care much.

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BuckeyeChief's picture

You probably didn't petition because there was no internet and nobody was going outside to get signatures, lol. (I was in high school in Columbus at the time, and that may have been around the time I blew off a paper for nearly a week because off snow days, decided to write it just in case we had school and got a 95 because I forgot a title page.)

SCPO, USN (ret)

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brutus0717's picture

Oops, I posted about the same before reading yours Portland.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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ohiost94's picture

I was there then too! I definitely remember I few cancellations.

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BuckWilde's picture

I was at OU that year, counting MLK day, we had the whole week off. I remember saying "20,000 people haven't done shit for a whole week!"

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LABuckeye's picture

I was a student at OSU that year. If I recall correctly, they only closed on that coldest (-22 actual temp) day. It was, however, below zero at all times for an entire week. I did attend class. The Oval was icy. 

The worst part of it all was having to get up every few hours at night to turn on the car. If I didn't, and let it get totally cold for too long, it wouldn't start in the morning.

I also worked a job during school that spent much of the time outdoors. The first day it got above zero after that cold snap (and it was sunny), it actually felt warm. We were outdoors in short sleeves.

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brutus0717's picture

I'm not saying it's not going to be cold and potentially totally dangerous. I'm also not saying that they shouldn't close. But a student petitioning the matter is pretty wimpy IMO. They closed when I was there in 1994 (I think) with temps in the -20s and wind chills in the -60s, but it's not like anyone was begging the school to close.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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CincyBuck's picture

I'm not saying it's not going to be cold and potentially totally dangerous. I'm also not saying that they shouldn't close. But a student petitioning the matter is pretty wimpy IMO.

I agree with this take.  Online petitions are about as useful as Schrute Bucks. 

That said, I remember kids talking about how school must be cancelled when I was that age.  Had social media been a mainstream thing, I suspect this type of stuff would've happened back then, too. 

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niblick's picture

The participation trophy generation has reached college

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BucksHave7's picture

If you had fun, You won!

BucksHave7

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cricejr's picture

Wow, false equivalence runs rampant today! It proves just how important education should be.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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CincyBuck's picture

The participation trophy generation

Which generation is that?  Serious question.  Because it seems the "get-off-my-lawn" folks on this board are conflating, at least, 3 generations in this discussion.

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Mikeosu02's picture

Just remember, it wasn't the kids asking for those trophies, it was the Boomers who couldn't handle little Billy having a sad who made that a thing.

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Crumb's picture

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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Neilwoodgables's picture

What pussies....i thought they would relish the opportunity to test their $400 North Face and Patagonia jackets designed for mountaineering.

I Hate Michigan.

 

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Cooper's picture

A lot of triggered old men on here, yikes.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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JimmyVanP's picture

for real most of yall are really annoying we get it you live in an igloo and never got school called off back in the 18th century when you were kids

let us have our day off 

"I feel ready for whatever awaits me on the other side. I don’t fear adversity. I don’t fear the spotlight. I don’t fear success. And I don’t fear failure." - Braxton Miller

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bucknut1994's picture

Why the hell do the olds care if class in canceled or not? They aren't going.

#94Ways

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Arsenal7's picture

man if i was fat, retired, and couldn't get it up i'd be mad at everything too give them a break

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brutus0717's picture

Because no one has work cancelled tomorrow?

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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cricejr's picture

This is simply not true. But lying and/or being ignorant is just the tops today. See, i even used your terminology!

I bleed scarlet...literally

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Cooper's picture

Right? I would bike everywhere on campus, no mater the time of year, because I was an idiot and never wanted to miss class. That 2014 year was miserable, I would bike to class and barely be able to feel my fingers throughout the entire class. My first response to this was “that’s great, weather being that cold really, really sucks and it is not worth attending one class just to risk your safety.” I physically am unable to comprehend any other emotion than that of the aforementioned, it’s not like kids are petitioning to cancel exams.

This is definitely where I parked my car.

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bucknut1994's picture

I think everybody mad about this should have to go to work in shorts and a t-shirt tomorrow. 

#94Ways

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Earle's picture

Who are you kidding?  Those guys aren’t going to work. I mean, the ones that aren’t already retired and living in Florida. 

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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cricejr's picture

They wont. Or cant. Work out, that is.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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Orlando Pancakes's picture

Wow, you'd think this was the comment section about some political or racial topic the way people are so fired up. I'm not necessarily against the kids having a day off, just the fact that they are actively petitioning for it. Also, not everyone that's against them petitioning for a day off is old (like me). We can not be old and STILL feel like these kids are being pus*ies.

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Earle's picture

We don't need any name-calling or generation denigration, here..

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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Neilwoodgables's picture

I didnt know that referring to students signing the petition as pussies denigrated a particular generation.   When I attended OSU we had a broad range of age groups represented. Especially in my Masters program.  Maybe it just my perception but it just seemed that there were alot less pussies then.  Forgive me.

I Hate Michigan.

 

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Canukbuck's picture

Hahahaha - that's a joke, right ???  Wow, our pre-schoolers are walking beside their moms to get to school and OSU students are worried about a little nip in the air - come on !!!!  Sorry, but I can't feel any empathy towards those that signed the petition .....

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cricejr's picture

This is a lie.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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SkoBux's picture

Why are so many people, completely unaffected by this petition, dishing their lazy, stereotype-based takes? Yea, it's kind of funny to see a petition floating around to cancel school, but it has literally no affect on any of our lives outside those student, faculty, and staff members of 11W. 

Being cold sucks. Let the kids do their damn thing. 

Regards, 
- 30 year old OSU Alumnus

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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cricejr's picture

EXACTLY! This is a common occurrence in so many instances, people having such a strong opinion about things that WILL NEVER EFFECT THEM PERSONALLY!

I bleed scarlet...literally

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theemrroboto's picture

LOL, this has nothing to do with the cold. It's a convenient excuse to get a day off. Remember folks, these are still a bunch of kids (life experience wise) that miss having snow days in high school. The video game servers will all crash tomorrow, students will still go out to eat and hang out with friends and professors will stay home and sleep. All while real world people are hard at work. Remember, College = Delusional false sense of security world. I cant say I didn't enjoy it but I sure was surprised when I graduated.

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cricejr's picture

Whats real work? Because city, county, and federal government offices are closing too. But i suppose thats not manly enough for you.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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Buckeyebobby1968's picture

Fun fact - when you graduate college, you're expected to go to work when it's cold

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SkoBux's picture

Fun fact- apples aren't oranges. Crazy, I know.

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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SkoBux's picture

lazy, unoriginal mouthpiece take. I award you no points.

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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SkoBux's picture

coming from a guy with a vanity plate? 

At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

chuckle. Do you even know what it means, or represents? The GOAT of coaches around here had a saying. Well he had many sayings, but there’s one about “outworking” people. Maybe you should look it up. 

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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cricejr's picture

Yes.....you.

I bleed scarlet...literally

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Lawver_5's picture

Just because I have to drive to work today doesn't mean I can't sympathize with the kids that have to walk a mile or two to class in this cold. If they get school canceled, good for them!  

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Kevin Harrish's picture

I am shocked – appalled even! – that a college student would want a day off from class. Despicable!

Arsenal7's picture

sitting at home with fox news on the tv next to my dead wife's ashes getting absolutely STEAMING about kids who care about their own safety

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3rdtimesacharm's picture

These kids don’t care about they’re own safety. Like Kevin said, they just want a day off and this as about as good of a reason as they’re gonna get. Im sure bars were still packed last night.

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Kyson12's picture

 Maybe they get their day off if every student promises to stay in and read their Bibles. 

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cricejr's picture

What in the absolute fuck does this have to do with weather? Or anything else?

I bleed scarlet...literally

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Kyson12's picture

I will absolutely pray for you my son. You sound mad about life and are searching for answers. Trust me Jesus Christ is the only answer to your hate and depression. I will take a lifetime ban from this web site if that means you get saved and come to Christ. If you have questions please ask me. Sincerely, a friend. 

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Rocket Man's picture

Mine walk was like that ... but it was uphill both ways.

And the angry pagans were actually in the schoolhouse.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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LoudBuckeyeGirl's picture

Needs more ROUS.

I would like a bourbon.  

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Hobeau's picture

Maybe the author of the petition should attend class and learn proper punctuation and grammar. 

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Arsenal7's picture

pretty wild how all you old dopes get mad when young people are lazy and don't do anything but also get mad when they actually organize and try to do something

it's almost like you're just mad all the time and don't actually have convictions except "the kids are wrong". must be miserable.

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brutus0717's picture

School is cancelled, and I'm glad for them. It's the whole petitioning part that's weird to me. I just hope this kid doesn't think he accomplished something because they were going to cancel classes regardless of his petition. Every school in the area is already closed tomorrow.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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JacketsBuzz's picture

As an Army vet, the sentiment in here is reaching some of the BEST one-upping takes I've heard, down range even.

I'm a little blown away by all the seniors who are shocked and disgusted by teens and early 20-somethings wanting a day away from classes. WHO CARES? If one of your co-workers said, hey - there's a chance we could have the day off work tomorrow if you sign this piece of paper, would you?

Even in the Army we pulled stuff like this in Texas, so please everyone spare the board your chest thumping bravado and narrow-minded stereotyping.

Buckeyes & Blue Jackets.

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brutus0717's picture

"If one of your co-workers said, hey - there's a chance we could have the day off work tomorrow if you sign this piece of paper, would you?"

No, I wouldn't. And I wouldnt classify myself as mad about the petition. I just think it's odd.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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Rockfordbuckeye's picture

Classss were cancelled twice in my 8 years - both for snow. I think the first time they started the day and then so many students were having injuries from ice that they cancelled around noon. I definitely remember climbing over snowbanks all the way back to my apt and seeing people falling all over. Especially off campus where no plowing/side walk clearing was happening.

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LoudBuckeyeGirl's picture

I recall when they closed campus in the middle of one of my labs. The TA said we could leave but we would have to restart the experiment the next time.  Most of us stayed.  I recall walking home from the BioSci building late afternoon with the snow at least to my knees. Pretty much had campus to myself. It was gorgeous and so quiet.  I want to say that was 83/84. 

I would like a bourbon.  

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soldierdad's picture

When I was in Ohio I wanted a day off whenever it was 75 and sunny I could get one. When it’s freezing what the heck else are you going to do other than drive into snowbanks, get frostbite, throw hot coffee in the air, fall on the sidewalk and curse the wind.

The soldier is my son.  The school I gone to didn’t teach much grammar.  

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Kernfan's picture

When going to college in Florida, we would take off if the weather was too nice and go to the beach.  Coldest I ever was happened in Outer Mongolia, 30 below, and very windy.  Very quick trips to the outhouse from my yurt that night.  Glad it was vodka and not beer.  Plus it was around 95 a few weeks before that when I was in Hong Kong and Guangzhou so its not like I packed a lot of clothes in the duffel bag for that round the world vacation.  As an old guy, I am still voting with the students on this one.

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Colby3333's picture

Yawn......another movement?

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JimmyVanP's picture

aaaaaaand classes are cancelled 

suck my dick grandpas

"I feel ready for whatever awaits me on the other side. I don’t fear adversity. I don’t fear the spotlight. I don’t fear success. And I don’t fear failure." - Braxton Miller

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bucknut1994's picture

Go out and party tonight after we beat Michigan tonight to celebrate Jimmy

#94Ways

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brutus0717's picture

When they closed in '94 for cold, ma and my buddies went straight to the 7-11 for cases of Natty Light. Then the NCAA 92 tournament began.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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CherryWine's picture

Go hide in your safe spaces 

We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time, no no

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BuckWilde's picture

You forgot "snowflake" and negative points for not working in "participation trophy"

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Rockfordbuckeye's picture

Honestly people. I bet they are closing more for faculty than the students.  The geezer faculty probably don't want to break a hip braving the ice or go into A-fib from the windchill. 

On a non-italics note - wow - I didn't realize there was such a war between generations. Kinda scary. I count myself as a non-millennial but I'm thinking with technology now there really just isn't a need for kids to break their tail bones or go into a Raynauld's crisis going to class when they can do E-learning from the safety of their grossly over priced and under repaired slumlord owned apartments? I'm all for progress and working smarter and not necessarily harder if not needed.  I'm voting for a more chill 11W audience.

Enjoy the day off! You're only young once!

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CowCat's picture

All I know is that Columbus weather is crazy. I live in Seattle now, and it's pretty predictable: Moderate temperatures with rain or no rain. Pretty simple.

I phone my Dad in Columbus all the time. It seems like it's blazing heat one day and a blizzard another (exaggerating of course).

But I agree with the students. TOSU is a huge place. Lots of walking, The students/ professors / administrators / coaching staffs / athletes shouldn't be anywhere near that sort of weather. Just jump online or get on the phone. Bake yourself a hot apple pie and watch re-runs of Friends.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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