That was not an attacked on previous generations, that was a defense against an obscene comment ("Millenial morons")...please don't turn things around.
I was just pointing out the circular nature of the comment. I feel that it is relevant.
We appreciate the Union and the Well, but you're a little out of touch with the current crisis that is going on with the CSU system. Money needs to be spent on professors, as student are graduating 2-3 years late because of shortage in staff.
A proposition (30 I think) was passed a year ago that supposedly was going to solve the educational funding problem. Seems like that complaint should be taken up with Gov Brown. Secondly tuition provides for the academic side of things with these student fees covering other “needs”. I roll my eyes when I see comments like, “this fee should go for the academic side of things.” A basic understanding of the fee/tuition structure at the CSU allows one to realize how ridiculous some statements about these fees are.
In 2004, the economy was rising, it was easier to pass stuff like this. Now, the economy is recovering, 2 different things.
In 2004 there was also a “oh my God tuition increases are outrageous” argument. So long as the sun continues to rise in the east and set in the west then there will always be this complaint. And FYI the 2004 referendum did not pass easily, it narrowly passed and the campus is much better because of it.
$500 IS isht if you're not a sport/concerts' fan and the only event you'll will using be using the Rec Center is for graduation.
The events center is more than a sports/concert thing. It’s a revenue generator that has the potential to host various local and regional events and would serve as a nice asset for not only the campus but the community at large. As a student I’ve attended job fairs on campus in which the union ballroom was not large enough, seems to me that the events center would easily house such an event and this is something all students would appreciate.
Like I said it ain’t isht if you graduate with a degree worth a [email protected]
I stand by that, if I knew the offers I would get after graduation I would have never complained about the various fees and tuition increases as a student. If you make the right degree choice, the ROI of your tuition will be ridiculous.
Like I said, don't get me wrong I'm a sport fan, that's why i'm on this blog. I craved a new arena. But NOT with the current proposal. It Puts WAY too much burden on the current student body. (We wan't to build for the future, but not at the expense of student's going hungry or having to get a bigger loan even though they do not have a purpose for the Rec center). This proposal was an attempt for Prez Gonzales to leave a legacy WITHOUT any regards to the student body. The current student body as a majority is NOT happy with this one sided proposal. And THAT is the current state of the University.
Fair enough and it’s nice having some student input on these boards so we are glad you are here. $500 a year provides a strong sticker shock reflex for those scratching thru college, I was there and know what it’s like. If Gonzo is truly resting his legacy on this center than he will forcibly enact the fee regardless of the vote. I don't think he will but you never know.
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