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Don’t complain; be the change

Don't complain; be the change

Ankur Patel

February 5, 2013

At most student rallies where chants echo, we hear “Student-Power!” repeated until throats are coarse. Making noise and drawing attention to campus issues is important, but increased awareness does not directly change policy or gain funding. In order for students to contend for power in our c...

Why one CSUN student got angry at policemen

Ankur Patel

May 6, 2012

By Ankur Patel Contributor Some of you may have seen the video of me barking down two police officers on May 2 in front of the CSUN Oviatt Library. The YouTube video has over 2,000 views since and I have received both positive and negative feedback for what I said and did. What I succeeded in doing...

The problem with two-tiered tuition, privatization of education and pepper spray

Ankur Patel

April 22, 2012

The student rally at Santa Monica College (SMC) started at 6:00 p.m. on April 3 in front of the library, but it was not until 30 students were pepper sprayed that the local news came out to the college itself. But even then, the issue wasn’t the privatization of public school. It is unfortunate th...

Stop coddling the student activists

Ankur Patel

October 5, 2011

A recent Warren Buffett editorial “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich,” which published in The New York Times, drew attention to the fact that some people in the United States are obscenely rich, and garnering the protection of the government. I would like to make it clear that student activists, up to now, ha...

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