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WNC #13

December 2nd, 2010 by Gustav

The article is about student protesting at Louisiana State University a few weeks ago. There were about 300 students who protested against the intended state budget cuts on higher education, when the last cuts already led to reduction of staffs and faculty, cuts of programs, bigger class rooms, and raised tuition. Governor Jindal and his staff are condemned to execute the cuts due to designated revenue spending. Jindal supposedly is going on out-of-state trips to raise more money for Louisiana. So the students chanted, “Where is Jindal?” during their protest.

This seems to come from sort of an informal website where people can write their own news stories based on other posts or sources. To me, it is the right mixture between trivia and “professionalism”. I liked the bulletins halfway into the stories. I think it is very important for students to engage actively when their rights and privileges are under debate. Writing about it also helps to raise some broader awareness. Public opinion needs to be expressed and heard. The issue of federal and state budgets will be interesting to follow when congress comes up with the final budget proposal for next year.

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  1.   fuglsang said,

    on December 3rd, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    The site’s “about us” page is pretty vague. It seems like an open forum for whoever wants to write. The article you cite is a summary of news articles covering the subject, while at the same time summarizing criticism of Jindal. BTW, it says Jindal is out raising money for himself and for Republicans, not for the state.

  2.   Gustav said,

    on December 3rd, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    i guess i overread that part. and you know i don’t like doing these any more, Ross.

  3.   fuglsang said,

    on December 5th, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Only one left.

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