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Students Speak Out on Recent Campus Vandalism

4/12/2011


Donner Residence Hall, The Campus Center, and the Chapel. What do these buildings have in common? All of them were tagged in a recent incident of graffiti on Hanover’s campus on March 18th during the night.

Spray painted was a seemingly random assortment of letters and phrases. The letters “OFWGKTA” is actually the name of the band Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, and the phrases were parts of the lyrics from various songs.

“This is the first time I’ve seen any buildings defaced by spray paint in the time I’ve been here,” said Dean David Yeager. It is not unusual to see some property damage, but not to this extent, said Yeager.

Reactions from students were varied, out of the twenty randomly interviewed over ten described themselves as angered or offended. “I saw it on the side of Donner, it was just sad. I don‘t know why anyone would do that to a campus as beautiful as ours,” said first year Kelsie Nicholson.

“Indirectly I’ve heard quite a few students were disappointed and upset, outraged this could happen on our campus,” said Yeager.