Monday update: what you need to know post-parents’ weekend

Whether they were banging their heads at Skeletonwitch’s first show back at the recently rebuilt, The Union Bar or cheering on a Bobcat victory at Peden Stadium, Bobcat moms and dads came out all over town to show their kids a thing or two this weekend.

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As Parents’ Weekend comes to an end we look forward to the coming week. Here are some reminders and fun things to do to get you through it.

1. The first presidential debate is on Monday

The first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will kick off tonight from 9-10:30pm. The debate has already sparked a number of controversies such as whether moderators should fact check candidates in real time. The increasingly polarized nature of this year’s campaigns promises to make this a heavily watched event, with some experts predicting 100 million viewers (i.e. as many as watched the last Super Bowl). If you’re looking for a fun way to numb your political pain look no further than DebateDrinking.com

2. Bring a raincoat

As we enter the first full week of fall, expect lower temperatures with highs in the high-60s to mid-70s and rain almost every day this week.

3. Movies to see at The Athena

With the rain incoming, a movie just uptown might be the perfect midweek activity. See Don’t Think Twice a new star-studded comedy about improv actors, or the newest documentary from legendary director Ron Howard, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week. Here’s a full list of showtimes.

4.  Cafe Conversations: Journalism

Come to Baker Center Front Room on Wednesday at 5pm for a presentation by Media Arts and Studies Professor David Mould. Publish and (maybe) Perish: The Dangers of Journalism in Shady Regimes is an informal presentation on Journalism in countries with minimal free speech and students are encouraged to participate in the discussion. There will be free coffee for the first 50 attendees. A livestream will also be available.

5. Career and Internship Fair

Don’t forget to stop by Baker Center on Monday between 10am and 3pm. Hundreds of employers from a wide variety of industries will be present to network with and talk to about career opportunities in your field.

 

A parents weekend to remember.

The last weekend in September, always has high people traffic in Athens, as the parents of the young scholars’ flock back to have a fun time with their kids.

It all started on Friday night where the Ohio Bobcats took on Akron in volleyball. The parents were in for a treat as Ohio opened up their Mid-American Conference play with a three game sweep against the Zips.

Saturdays might be for the boys, but this weekend they were for parents. It started after a long night out on the bricks at 2 o’clock. Ohio took host Gardner-Webb. The Bobcats sent the parents on their way with a great performance.

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my parents are in Florida so my sister and I rented our family friends from Columbus parents for Saturday

After the game, or after the Marching 110 at halftime… the parents and their families made the trek up to Court Street for some happy hour drinks at the local bars.

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not all kids had their parents come down so some had to share like Max O’Bryan did with Kristen Rossi’s (not pictured) mother

After a couple of cheap drinks and some great food to fill up the empty stomachs, the families made their way to the Athena Cimena for a great comedy show in “The Monty Python.”

 

Hopefully next years’ parents weekend can be as great as this past weekend. Have a wonderful week