Outraged-yet-scampering Penn State students, your riot was an embarrassment. You'll realize that once you wake up, of course, but I don't really mean it was an embarrassment because you were caught reveling in your sweatpants in the name of no particular noble cause. That's pretty much all that happens at college.
Furthermore, your riot sucked because nobody showed up who was able to articulate just what was so outrageous about a university saving face and stopping the bleeding, to use to expressions, by firing a football coach who'd been made aware of a crime and did very little, a day later, to stop it.
Here was your best ambassador:
Joe Paterno could've been there for a billion years and built libraries stacked on top of each other to Neptune. Doesn't change the grand jury report. Also, "Wooooooooooooooooooo!"
Meanwhile, everyone who doesn't wear Coke-bottle-glasses-tinted glasses sided with this fellow, who really did appear to stand alone, saying Joe Paterno could've done more to protect children from Jerry Sandusky. He also seemed to have been vomited upon.
Both videos via @cjzero.
It's easy to judge teenagers for being teenagers. All I know is that if this happened at a Southern football factory or at a school with a more racially diverse population, swaths of the media would have a clear storyline about how to describe the participants. "Dumb kids" is probably the best term either way for almost everyone involved.