Cal State Fullerton Activists to Protest Fee Increases by Serving Top Ramen to Starving Students

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You've all heard the cliché about students being so poor that all they can afford to eat are instant noodles. Well, activists at Cal State Fullerton are bringing that truism to the next obvious level by hosting an all-day soup kitchen tomorrow where the soup of choice is--you guessed it--Top Ramen.

There is a point to this, of course: the Cal State system's exorbitant hike in student fees the past couple of years.

The protest will happen mañana at Cal State Fullerton's main quad and is being staged by an assortment of Titans: the local chapters for Students for Quality Education and the California Faculty Association, and WE!, a "community of faculty and student activists at Cal State Fullerton," says Jarret Lovell, professor of criminal science at the school. It'll be just one of many events organized to protest California's ever-shrinking budget for higher education. See you there.
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20ftJesus
20ftJesus

How 'bout getting a job you losers.

Briansays
Briansays

borrowing money to stay in college to live cuz there are no jobswell if you are a liberal arts/ethnic studies/self therapy major mcdonalds and home depot are hiring and you probably should just drop out now rather than acquire more public subsidized debt since your degree will have little value in the marketplace

909Jeff
909Jeff

I can kind of get on board with this, only because there are so many other entitlement programs tha can be cut before spending on education. And the fact that the increases in the cost of education far outstrip that of inflation.

The students are a little misplaced though in their haste to protest. They need to go stage their protest at the EDD office in Santa Ana (Dont you dare Gustavo its he closest one to Fullerton) And protest all of the people still leaching off the state a year and a half after the "Great Recession" allegedly ended. I can name several other programs that could also be eliminated but thats for a different day.

But at the end of the day my wife and I both went to CSUF and no one else paid our way Good practice for the "Real World" because whe SCE raises your rates or Verizon increases your texting plan you have to suck it up and pay it... They wont give a shit if you go eat Ramen on their front porch!

LennySands
LennySands

I'm guessing you didn't take too many English classes.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Lenny,

So you have nothing to bring to that table exept to nit pick my grammer and spelling on a post that I banged out on my mobile phone... Why dont you go kick rocks.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Well well well...

Look who crawled out from under his rock to take a personal swipe at me as opposed to tackle the subject matter. Just like you do ALL THE TIME. You can look it up as well!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Don't kid yourself, Jeff: you write like this ALL THE TIME. You can look it up!

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