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Post Haste: Gas is cheaper than it's been in forever; Ohio University Student Senate meets tonight

The last time it was this cheap, Chingy was still big in the music industry.

Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2015:

If your dad hasn’t already filled you in, gas is cheap. Like, cheaper than we’ve experienced in a long time — and it seems to be heading lower.

Yesterday, oil briefly fell below $30 a barrel. Compare that to the $100 a barrel fetched in early 2014.

Last time oil was this cheap, Chingy’s “Right Thurr” sat at no. 7 on the Billboard Top 100, the first Pirates of the Carribean movie was released, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was settling in as the Governor of California. (It was 2003).

Oil prices have been sliding for a while because we have too much of the stuff. That’s bad news for those working in oil fields, but it’ll certainly give broke college students something to smile about.

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Brr. High of 23 degrees. A little windy. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)


  • Student Senate meets again tonight. (The Post)

  • The city of Athens recently appointed its first poet laureate. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times

Men’s basketball fell to Bowling Green last night.

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Obama delivered his final State of the Union address last night. (White House Medium)

A U.S. drone strike took out an ISIS bank yesterday. (NBC)

For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.

Athens bar specials tonight

Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.

The Pub: $2.50 domestic aquariums. $1.50 shot of the night

Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.


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