Demonstrators voice concern for future CSU students
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.