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Demonstrators voice concern for future CSU students

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CSUN students protesting for March 2 Day of Action met up in front of the Oviatt Library after two groups split to march to the west and east side of the campus.

The students are protesting increasing fee hikes and Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal to cut $500 million from education.

Around 1 p.m. student protesters, including LGBTA Vice President, Karlee Johnson addressed the crowd gathered in front of the library steps.

Johnson spoke about getting fair treatment from the Klotz Student Health Center.

“No group should be marginalized,” Johnson said.

Student participation began to dwindle around 1:30 p.m.

Alfelda Aguilera, deaf studies major, said she felt more spirit within the student community.

“I do feel we have a bigger spirit, but we need more students. People can ignore us and so can the school, but give us our needs,” Aguilera said. “We want lower tuition and not to pay 300 percent higher fees.”

She added it concerned her not only for herself, but because of future generations of CSUN students.

“I come from a rather poor area, and I don’t feel the school should make us pay more money for our education that we will use to help future generations,” she said.

Around 1:50 p.m., one of the event’s group leaders had the remaining students form a circle on the library lawn to protest counter clockwise before the main picketing march at 2 p.m.

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6 Comments

  1. BigMac Mar 7, 2011

    RACUNA I would consider your point of view if you just stopped shouting with the caps lock on. Winning.

  2. jared Mar 4, 2011

    The problem with keeping tuition low is that although it helps students get more access to education, without raising fees, a huge percentage of the classes of the upcoming semesters will be cut. If they raise fees everyoen complains that its too expensive, if they cut classes people complain that there aren’t enough classes…accept one or the other…

    1. RACUNA Mar 5, 2011

      THAT IS FALLACIOUS THINKING. WHY NOT RAISE TAXES TO THE 1983 LEVELS. WE WOULD LOWER TUITION IN HALF. RAISE THEM TO THE 1950S LEVELS AND STUDENTS WOULD PAY WHAT I DID NOT LA STATE COLLEGE, $6.50 A SEMESTER. WHILE WE ARE AT IT, ROLL BACK THE NUMBER OF ADMINISTRATORS TO THE 1990 LEVEL AND THEIR SALARIES TO THOSE LEVELS–ADJUSTED FOR COST OF LIVING. WE ARE CUTTING CLASSES BECAUSE CORPORATIONS ARE BENEFITTING FROM HIGHER EDUCATION BUT NOT PAYING FOR THE COST OF SOCIAL PRODUCTION. STUDENTS SHOULD WAKE UP OR GROW UP. THEY ARE BEING HAD.

      1. I already pay enough taxes. These students should be grateful to the taxpayers for what they pay towards their education.

        1. adana Mar 14, 2011

          its true…

  3. Mikjely Mar 3, 2011

    We need updates! What is going on? Any success????

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