Saturday, September 26, 2009

UC Santa Cruz

This past Thursday students, faculty, and staff at UC Santa Cruz decided that enough was enough. They gathered to protest the budget cuts that have been plaguing the UC system,and what once was considered an affordable education, has become anything but as tuition fees rose to over $10,000 this year. When the banks were facing a crisis-a whole they themselves dug-the government was kind enough to offer them a bailout package. Should we not do the same for students asking for an education. I mean in the greater scheme of things, whats a billion dollars to bring relief to an ailing school system; I for one wouldn't mind.

Below are links to some of the news articles that have popped up, as the media slowly starts to cover the protests:

Students, Faculty, and Workers Rally at UCSC

Thousands Pack Sproul Plaza to Protest UC Layoffs, Fee Increases

University of California campuses erupt into protest

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Sunday, September 20, 2009


Tea Party Protest

I love seeing well informed protesters marching on Washington, D.C. And in case you've been hiding under a rock, apparently the United States is on its way to becoming a third world communist-socialist-fascist wasteland. But seriously folks, lets please get informed first.

These people were being led by a man who is directly benefiting from the tax-supported health care he so vehemently opposes. But I guess with a name like Dick Armey we can't really expect anything less.

Bill Moyers: Tea Party Organizer is Epitome of Privilege

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Volume 2, Issue 1

The new back-to-school issue of el participante has just been released, with new editors Daniela Garcia and Melquiades Fernandez! Click on "link to PDF" under Volume 2, Issue 1 on the right hand side, and be sure to browse our other issues too.

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