Kent is catching Athens in this online poll.
Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015:
Does it feel good waking up today in Athens?
Most voters in a current Cleveland.com poll think it should.
When we checked in last night, Athens ranked first in a list of readers’ top Ohio college towns — with 24.5 percent of the roughly 22,000 ballots cast.
One commenter called Athens “the essential college town.” Another added: “I didn’t go to college. I went to OU.”
Kent is quietly catching up with Athens, and only trails Southeast Ohio’s metropolis by a few hundred votes.
Consider casting a vote to help out the cause on your walk to class this morning.
Another reminder: OU’s campus is now tobacco free — including e-cigs and smokeless tobacco. There are currently no punishments in place for using tobacco on campus, but sparking a cigarette will probably earn you some dirty looks and reprimands from students and staff.
Leave the sunglasses at home. Expect some cloud cover, a high of 75 and no rain today. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
The Post followed up on a student group’s handout that alleged OU’s Acacia fraternity is “notorious” for “raping girls.” A media law expert said Acacia may have grounds for a lawsuit. The fraternity has declined to comment. (The Post)
Taco Bell recently started a delivery service. That service may be available in Athens soon. (The Post)
A man was found passed out in a bush in front of OU’s Grover Center early Monday morning. The underage male, covered in bugs with an empty Redd’s Apple Ale container, was taken to jail when officers arrived. (The Post)
OU’s medical school is at an all time high. (The Post)
Scores & Game Times
No scores from Bobcat sports to report. But The Post’s sports staff has a beefy #MACtion football preview for you to enjoy. (The Post)
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North and South Korea have reached a deal to ease tensions after South Korean soldiers were injured by North Korean military action. North Korea said it as acting in response to South Korea’s refusal to stop blasting propaganda into North Korean territory.
U.S. markets took a beating Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank lower than it has in nearly two years amid a slowing Chinese economy.
For a broader look at what's going on outside of Athens, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.
You need textbooks
Most uptown bookstores open at roughly 9 a.m. and close around 5 p.m.
Athens bar specials Tuesday
Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.
The Pub: $1.50 domestic pints and $2.50 Long Islands
Tony’s: 50 cents off craft and imported beers. Live jazz
Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6 to 9 p.m.
Courtside Pizza: $2 margaritas, $1 off tequila shots from 4-9 p.m.
Thanks for starting your day with The Post. Here’s a gif of a squirrel near the new dorms: