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Year in Review: Top Stories of 2010

I was reminded that it is time to take a look back when Marietta College posted their own Top 10 Stories list, so here they are…the 10 stories that received the most traffic on Writing on the Mall in 2010.

10 – Looking Back At Campus Flooding

This was the only story submitted by Tom Perry’s writing classes to make it to the Top 10.  Stacy Frederick did a great retrospective piece on the 2004 and 2005 floods.  The Ohio River went over its banks twice that year, flooding Marietta and the College in the process.  Frederick’s article had some great interviews with alumni and College officials, and shows the improvements made to the College’s flooding preparedness plans.

You can read that article here.

9 – Student Speak Out Coverage

Our Student Speak Out coverage was so popular this Fall that it actually crashed the site, which I was impressed by.  If you want to take a look back, here is the Spring 2010 and Fall 2010 live blog pages.  We will actually have our Top Questions from the Fall Student Speak Out here this week.

8 – Student Senate Posters Get Defaced

Maybe when I originally ran this story, it was a bit “Fox News”-ish.  But apparently readers wanted to hear about Student Senate candidate posters getting defaced.  The original story ran here.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Chalking on the Mall: 4:20 Supporters Protest for Legalized Marijuana

April 20th is known as a counter-culture holiday to support use of the drug Marijuana, which led students to chalk the mall last night in support of legalization.

However, what students may have forgotten was the College’s chalk policies, which state the following:

Chalking on campus is limited to flat ground where rain can wash the chalk away and not on building or under awnings. Chalk must be non-toxic sidewalk chalk. Paint is not acceptable and will result in fines and damage charges being assessed to the individual or group.

While much of the chalk on the mall will remain, since it is in open areas, many chalk markings have or will be removed by Physical Plant.  Below are photos of the chalk markings, the rock, and other messages written on and around the Mall.  Clicking on photos will tell you where it was located, and whether the chalk was legal or illegal.

Statement on Curb by McDonough and Library "Free Marc" Statement on Curb by Library/McDonough McDonough Steps After Being Washed 4:20 Chalk on McDonough Steps 4:20 Chalk On McDonough Entrance Wall 4:20 Mall Chalk 4:20 Chalk on Curb by Library and McDonough 4:20 Rock, Front 4:20 Rock, Right Facing Mall 4:20 Rock, Back 4:20 Rock, Left Facing Mall Peace Love 4:20 on Storm Drain near McDonough 4:20 on Mall Chalk Writing Partially Cleaned Up Part One of Date on Mall Part Two of Date on Mall Large 4:20 on Mall More 4:20 Chalk on Mall 4:20 near Gilman 4:20 On Wooden Bench Near Gilman Love Life near Gilman Happy 4:20 near Gilman Munchies On The Mall (In front of Gilman) Marijuana Leaf on Gilman Entrance Peace and 4:20 Near Gilman Entrance Peace and Love Inside Gilman Entrance 4:20 Inside Gilman Entrance Chalk Smilie Inside Gilman Entrance Chalk on Mass Media Building 4/20 on Mass Media Building

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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