If anyone was wondering where youth activism went, Penn State reminds us what students really care about: football. When the athletic department announced Tuesday that it was changing its ticket sales policy to an online lottery instead of the traditional first-come, first-served basis, students flooded message boards to complain. Less than a day later, more than 6,000 students joined the Facebook group "Students against the athletic ticket lottery," which encouraged members to attend a Thursday protest.
In an incredible about-face, the Man (aka university administrators) soon gave in and reversed his ticket policy decision, the Daily Collegian reports.
So the protest has turned into a thank-you rally to celebrate the populist victory. David: 1, Goliath: 0, Joe Paterno: 363. --A.G.