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Students Organize Ride-Out to Support Occupy Wall Street

If you notice a large group of kids on bicycles wearing black and red today, don’t be alarmed. It’s not an anarchist revolt. It’s a “ride-out” in support of Occupy Wall Street.

The Facebook event was created by the Houseasaurus Co-op. But according to Ricky Morales, one of the students who helped organize the event, it was primarily brought together by Spark, an organization of progressive students. Houseasaurus and the Coalition for Affordable Education are also sponsors.

The groups plan on meeting at noon in front of the HUB.

According to the event description on Facebook, the purpose of the ride-out is to show that there is a base of support for Occupy Wall Street here at Penn State.

This ride-out is more than a little reminiscent of the myriad walkouts and rallies from last year, when Governor Corbett proposed a 52 percent cut in state appropriations to state-related schools. This is, in part, because some of the organizers of last year’s politically charged events are the same people who have gotten together to support Occupy Wall Street this year.

What do you think? Will this be another underwhelming movement that goes largely unnoticed by students, like so many of last year’s rallies? Or does this merit more attention and gain traction? Let us know in the comments below.

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I'm a senior majoring in print journalism with minors in political science and music technology. I'm from the small town of Pennsburg, about an hour north of Philly. I hope to one day work as a music reporter for Rolling Stone. I am single and looking to mingle.

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