I, along with every other future, current, and past Bobcat, would love to take the time to respond to your “Dear OU (of Ohio)” article.
Your attempt to write a witty blog post was cute. Substandard, but cute. As a senior at one of the nation’s most celebrated journalism schools — the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, to be exact — I should know. University on the decline? Think again.
Furthermore, I would like to send my deepest condolences to your sorority sisters. It must be a shame to waste daddy’s money on a fake friendship with such a negative person. And while we’re in the business of name-calling, let’s pause to address a few of the pathetic profanities you threw our way:
Unoriginal? Ohio University never once attempted to establish superiority over Miami University as an institution — we’ll leave the status-bashing to you fine folks. You’ve had much more practice. Nor have we ever claimed to be the creators of Green Beer Day. We just know how to recognize a good thing and we’d be stupid not to join the fun.
And it’s strange that you should call our street names “boring.” This upcoming Saturday is High Fest, which is named after “High Street.” Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I believe High Street is where the majority of Miami University’s nightlife is located, yes? How ironic.
Point is last Wednesday meant everything to us, the students who actually matter. Memories were made, friendships were created, couples were born. In true Bobcat fashion, we fested with the best. And rest assured that Miami University and the students of Oxford did not once register on our radar — we were too busy enjoying the amazing people in Athens, Ohio, and the unparalleled atmosphere present in the oldest and most historic university campus in Ohio.
We’ll forgive you this time for being too cowardly to include a byline or picture with your article. Not that I don’t understand your motives, however. I’m sure you’ll want all the free beer the friendly students of OU will offer the next time you visit our campus to experience a rager that is on par with the standards of Ohio University. See you there.
After all, trailer park parties are the best.