07/08/2013 04:11 pm ET

College Town Dispute Over Huge Katy Perry Poster | USA Today

A group of housemates propped up the huge poster of the pop star last fall. "It really was kind of a landmark — everybody kind of knew that Katy Perry area," one of the residents said.

After East Lansing city officials ordered a two-story poster of Katy Perry to be removed from the outside of a house, a group of Michigan State University students are fighting to keep their teenage dream standing tall.

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