When the Lights Go Out in the Cities


Power outages at two schools caused considerable consternation, actually forcing students to go outside into the perfectly nice weather. At Michigan State, some students complained that an outage affecting almost 4,000 residences and businesses, including a student bookstore and a Starbucks, has caused rampant boredom and frustration, the State News reports. "I just bought a new video game," yelled one student.

At Ohio University, an outage canceled the earliest showings of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie at the campus theater, according to the Post. The scene at the theater was described as "pandemonium." --Alison Go