Last year, in the lead up to the Mirror Lake Jump, Ohio State attempted to regulate the student tradition by fencing off the area and requiring a wristband to participate. In a show of civil disobedience, the legendary Chilliam Wallace led a band of students through the fences and into Mirror Lake 24 hours before the scheduled jump.
It was forever etched into Ohio State lore as "Mirror Lake Monday."
Fast forward to November 24th, 2014. Ohio State again announced it would attempt to regulate the Mirror Lake Jump, and just like 2013, students (and likely, university non-affiliates) defied authority, breached the fences, and jumped into Mirror Lake 24 hours before scheduled.
Several fences are laying on the ground after they were knocked down pic.twitter.com/fz9iAPaT4W— The Lantern (@TheLantern) November 25, 2014
"I Believe That We Will Jump" https://t.co/YikorRZfh8— The Fake Lantern (@TheFakeLantern) November 25, 2014
"We Don't Give A Damn" https://t.co/EkEHU4P87Q— The Fake Lantern (@TheFakeLantern) November 25, 2014
Flag Planted; The Day Is Ours https://t.co/CV9FVwKdz7— The Fake Lantern (@TheFakeLantern) November 25, 2014
This whole "wristband" thing had the reverse effect. Now Mirror Lake is a two night event #lovemyschool— egan Carney (@megan_5151) November 25, 2014
And while this is cool as all get out, it must be said: Hats off to Ohio State police for keeping it chill. That said, props to Ohio State students.