Photographer uses GoPro personal camera to capture closure of College Avenue
The proliferation of smart phones makes everyone clutching one of these devices an unwitting journalist. A simple search on YouTube garners dozens of results from people who captured a few seconds to several minutes of the atmosphere on East College Avenue on Saturday. So what exactly is College Fest? If the images captured are an accurate description, it's nothing more than drinking, fighting, dancing, shouting and stripping. In perhaps the most dramatic video, a photographer for the Daily Kent Stater, Philip Botta, straps on a GoPro camera and documents his coverage of the event. Warning: these videos contain graphic language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Annual block party pits partiers against police
Editor's note: amateur video of Saturday's events, attached to this article, contains foul language. Viewer discretion is advised. The annual block party known as "College Fest" held to celebrate the end of the school year at Kent State University ended in a cloud of tear gas Saturday night. Kent Police, with support from area police departments, tried to disperse a crowd of thousands of people who gathered on East College Avenue between 7 and 9 p.m. with messages of "The party is over" broadcast over megaphones followed by blasts of tear gas canisters. Some in the crowd responded by throwing bottles at the police. KentWired reported that police tried to disperse the crowd after several violent fights broke out. Firefighters also had to …