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Hatin’ on hoverboards

Ellen Cooper, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016

As of Thursday, hoverboards, a self-righting two-wheeled scooter, are officially banned on campus. Hoverboards can’t be used on campus or even stored in campus housing, as they pose a threat to student safety.

Hoverboards banned

Erin Dobson, a junior public relations and advertising major, rides on her hoverboard given to her for Christmas in the parking lot of Eagle Village apartments Tuesday. Dobson just uses hers around her apartment due to the current ban of the scooters on campus.

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2016

Dillon Baker isn’t too excited about walking to class. A few months before the school year began, the freshman business management major got his first hoverboard, a self-balancing, two-wheel motorized board that has been rising in popularity. “(The university is) trying to take away everyt...

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