Wednesday, November 10, 2004
There were not 200 high- and middle school students rallying yesterday. Not even close.
Protest leaders and BAMN members said they felt the protest was successful though there are still no concrete plans to increase enrollment among underrepresented minority students.
So, uh, even though we haven't done anything, we think our protest was successful in, uh, you know... giving us something to pass the time with... and maybe helping get fresh air... and... uh...
In the end, the Oakland students who missed class to protest were most optimistic about future enrollment.
“Students at Piedmont get it easier than Tech students. We have to work harder than they do,” said Christina Laurence, a junior at Oakland Tech. “I just hope they’ll hear us out, and I hope they’ll do something about it.”
Apparently, it's not hard enough. If you really had to work harder, you wouldn't be able to skip classes so easily.
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