As a former, and current YSU student, I can tell you exactly why I've taken breaks from my education there, tried other schools, and ultimately ended up back at YSU. I'm sure some of these reasons are why enrollment is down. 1. The advisement in my major is terrible. I was advised to take classes I did not even need, this happened more than once because the classes I needed weren't offered that semester, so let's just stick a student in a class even though her elective credit requirements are fulfilled already. Then I had to drop the classes, which affected my completion rate, which affects my ability to receive funding. Also, putting me on academic probation for completion put me in a position where the same advisor was required to make and authorize my schedule for the following semester and did the EXACT SAME THING. Good riddance, Break time.
2. I transfered to OSU but the class sizes were much larger than I thought they would be and I decided I did prefer YSU's class sizes and campus size.
3. Fast forward to debating on how to finish my education and what I started. I felt increasing anxiety when making the decision whether or not to continue my education at YSU. And here I am, back at YSU this semester as a part time student because now that I am done with GER classes, I am in my core curriculum for my major, yet not all of the courses are offered every semester. So, I am forced to wait until next semester to have a full time schedule because the classes I need are not even offered right now. I'm sure this type of situation is partly responsible for the decreasing enrollment. Why should I have to wait to finish my degree because the class I need is only offered once a year, at one time. Who is to say there won't be a scheduling conflict next semester with that class, and another? Which means I will have to wait ANOTHER semester to take the class! Which now has delayed my education an entire year because even though tuition keeps increasing, they still can't afford to offer an upper division class more than once per year. As a student this is truly my biggest issue with YSU. We don't need more food places or a smoothie stand. We need CLASSES available more than once a year. Surely that should be able to be fit into the budget somewhere, isn't that what school is all about anyway? HAHA
August 22, 2013 at 9 p.m.
AND @KARMA WELL SAID. THE VINDICATOR IS A JOKE. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST STORY I'VE READ RELEASING UNNECESSARY DETAILS ABOUT SOMEONE'S PERSONAL LIFE THAT HAS NO RELATION TO THE ORIGINAL STORY. WHAT IS THE POINT? THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A NEWS PAPER, NOT A DRAMA FILLED RUMOR MILL. ABUSE OF THE MEDIA AS USUAL.
August 22, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.
that's exactly what I was saying @Sparky! THE REAL PROBLEM HERE IS THAT THIS IDIOTIC STORY BASHING PEOPLE'S PASTS WAS EVER WRITTEN IN THE FIRST PLACE! I'M SURE THE AUTHOR HAD TO LOOK UP WHAT THE WORD VINDICATE EVEN MEANS! SO DUMB.
August 22, 2013 at 8:24 p.m.
I cannot believe the amount of disillusioned patrons that are posting praises on other bars in the downtown area. Are you serious?! All you over 40 something people aren't at these bars after 11:00 p.m. to witness the debauchery and trash that comes and goes. How about the bars that are owned cokeheads who come out of the back room with a slew of people rubbing their noses and making sure they're "cool". How about all the terrible service?! the bartenders at O'Donalds downtown are by far the rudest most incompetent bartenders of all. Anyone can pour a beer from a tap but when someone orders a shot of a liquor that states right on the bottle "best served chilled" and isn't handed a chilled shot then gets an ATTITUDE from the bartender for requesting it chilled-you just lost a customer. I used to bartender and its not hard. Not to mention the rude YOUNG crowd that overpacks the tiny bar after 11. Rhinehart is clearly just worried of losing his usual frat kid, loud, obnoxious and moronic customer base. On the subject of customers, I see underage people drinking at all of the establishments downtown which is why I HATE going out downtown! I am an adult and do not appreciate getting slammed into by out of control, wasted children slurring their words and spilling their drinks everywhere. Sure maybe that was once me, but I knew where to go and let me tell you... When I was underage I got served at the original O'Donald's in Austintown-that's the whole reason I went there! Haha unreal! And shame on the vindicator for allowing whoever wrote this to pull skeletons out of peoples' closets. Those facts about the pasts of people have absolutely no business in an article about a bar changing hands again. What exactly was the point of this article? It wasn't to VINDICATE anyone that's for sure. It actually did the opposite! Maybe the vindicator should start reporting actual news instead of pointless suspicions about whether or not a business owner made a good or bad move. That's not news-it's gossip-then further more printing someone's criminal record from almost ten years ago is just creating unnessecary judgements made by people who don't really know the person. this whole article actually negates the whole meaning of the word VINDICATE. Perhaps the Vindicator needs to start writing news worthy vindicating stories or at least change the name of the paper.
August 22, 2013 at 7:01 p.m.