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Occupy CU Picnic on Low Plaza

If you were wondering what the commotion is on Low Plaza right now, it’s the Occupy CU Student Worker Picnic.  Today is the National Day of Action for Education and workers, students, professors, and community members are encouraged to voice concerns over the state of education.  Free pizza, bagels, and potluck are advertised for protestors.  At 1 pm the group will be heading to Brooklyn to join other student protestors.  Tipsters report drum banging and bell jingling.

"Education is a Right not a Privilege"

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous maybe instead of sitting on their asses and stuffing their faces with bagels (which they’ve probably paid for with mommy and daddy’s money), they should go to class. then, they can get good grades, maybe even get a real job (!), and stop being the perpetual nuisance that they are.

    1. person whose parents don't have money says:

      @person whose parents don't have money (and goes to class and gets good grades and has a real job [look punctuation marks !,;:?.])

      you make me sad.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous I like the originality of how you criticize his grammar in order to disqualify his argument. Your logic is bullet-proof!

        OKKUPIE KOLUMBIAA BC MOST HARDWERKING ND SMARTEST PEEPLE RE STEALING JERBS FRUM ART HISTORY & BABY FARTS / BULGARIAN POETRY MAJURS!!!!! USE THEIR MONEY FOR GIVE US FREE MARRYWANA!!!!

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I pity you if you graduate into this economy. Actually, I pity you anyway.

  • bt says:

    @bt shut up and look for work. Also, what happened to Apartheid week?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous That’s over in th protesting Israel area.

    2. the majority says:

      @the majority of the people there today are members of the various professional unions here at columbia, so they are by definition employed.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous you spelled hipsters wrong

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous You spelled hippies wrong.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Protesting education??? Education until age 16 is a right, after that it is an optional and a privilege. No one has a right to an ivy league education unless they work their butt off and are willing to pay for it somehow.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous i assume the slogan is a normative assertion? i.e. “education ought to be a right, not a privilege (and a society that doesn’t treat it as such and organize its resources accordingly has its priorities mixed up)”

  • Wait says:

    @Wait They really think a Columbia education is a right? Got to be kidding me. Seems like half of campus feels like it’s a punishment.

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