Protestors march against UC fee hikes

On Thursday, Oct. 27, a group of over 75 protestors showed their opposition to fee hikes with a two and a half mile march through campus. The protestors, made up of mostly UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students, expressed their feelings about the rising cost of tuition, and explained how these issues fit in to the current Occupy Wall Street movement. “We’re here to bring awareness to the Occupy movement. And we’re connecting that to the fact that the UC Regents have increased tuition. We’re here to let the rest of the UC Davis community know,” said Fatima Sbeih, senior international relations and psychology double major. The protesters chanted and held signs, yelling things like “Chop from the top!” and “Whose university? Our university!” Individuals also made speeches about their personal experiences and issues with the current system, and their concerns about the upcoming November regents meeting. “The short answer is that the regents are discussing an 81 percent fee hike, which will further privatize the UC system … That’s... ...

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