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Henry's Voice


How have increased tuition fees impacted you and your family?:
I have been fortunate enough to have my tuition covered by my loving parents. I have greatly enjoyed my time at SFSU, and have begun my Masters in Political Science. More than anything, I value the amazing friends I have met through student organizing and the knowledge that I have attained with regard to the economic, political, social, and environmental circumstances which frame the present and will inevitably shape the future to come. I take nothing for granted, and the knowledge that fewer and fewer will have access to this amazing experience is disturbing. I write, knowing that my words will most likely reach no one. Members of the administration, I don't expect you to read this. Webmasters, I don't expect you to post this on the "Student Voices" page. I write to express the feeling that this project is disingenuous. You, the SFSU administration, have shown no support for the frustrated, nay, infuriated, students, faculty, and community members who have hoped and hoped (and worked and worked) for a solution via the accepted routes of political change. In a political climate that increasingly allows for the outright brutalization of peacefully assembling citizens, whose earnest goal is to secure an equitable future, exactly what do you expect us to do? Do you expect us to simply trust that the administrative powers will do right by us? Do you expect us to be appeased by a little chiming in here and there on a webpage which will have no discernible effect on the few legislators who might choose to take a look? For these reasons, I implore you to be a little more realistic. But then, perhaps these repeated and incensing emails from you, the administration, are indeed meant to stoke the flames of facepalm disbelief and dissatisfaction with your prescribed solutions. So, I guess, keep it up?


What are you studying at SF State and what do you hope to do once you graduate?:
I am in the Masters program for Political Science. I hope to utilize my knowledge after graduation to find alternative economic and political models which will more readily address the real and unavoidable problems of our world.


Henry Y., 23



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