Posts Tagged ‘Senior Week’

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

Categories: Campus, Students

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Fake Senior Week Flyer Prompts Student Senate Response

Now, I’ll be honest.  I was going for the win today with the Marcolian Purchases Writing on the Mall story line that played out today (it was a joint April Fool’s day joke…the Facebook and Twitter feeds posted articles from the Marcolian, and the website bounced you directly to the Marcolian website.  I hope you guys enjoyed it.  Special thanks to Alison Matas and the Marcolian for letting me play the prank.  I hope their page visits shot through the roof), but there may be somebody that beat me today :-(.

Enter the Fake Senior Week Event List (click for full size).


I added the watermark on there since I’m publishing it.  This is NOT something we put out, don’t worry.

However, the flyer did cause enough commotion to require an e-mail from Student Senate President Kyle Thauvette:

Students, Faculty, and Staff:

There have been a few concerns regarding a Senior Week flyer that
contains misleading information. The flyer in question has a clipart
picture of a graduation cap and lists events for senior week that
include  Hobo Train Ride, and Degree Auction.While the date for the
start of Senior Week, as well as the web address to register for the
events is correct, this was not a publication distributed, or approved
by Student Senate. Senior week in an opportunity for graduating seniors
to enjoy their last days at Marietta College and make more memories with
their classmates. Student Senate encourages all seniors to register for
senior week. If you happen to come across any of these false flyers,
please disregard them. Thank you for your time, and enjoy the weekend!


Kyle Thauvette
Student Senate President

Of Course, the actual list of senior week events is much less controversial, or at least from the college’s perspective.  You can find the whole list of actual 2010 Senior Week events, and how to register, at the Student Senate website.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010

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In Town This Weekend? Looking Back Party at MBC

If you’re in town this weekend, whether it be for Commencement in a week, or Senior Week, or whatever, the Marietta Brewing Company (aka “The Brewery”) is hosting a “Looking Back” old-school dance party Saturday night starting at 10 PM (doors open at 9) in the back room of The Brewery.  $5 cover charge to get in.

DJ Correct will be there spinning the tunes and promoting his new CD, Chapter II of the True Story.  First 300 people in the door get a free copy.  The music selection will be a mix of funk, R&B, hip-hop, and more from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

Looks like it should be a good time, so head on over there if you get a chance.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009

Categories: Events, Off Campus, Students

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