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Students protest fee increases, term cancellation
About 33 students at California State University, Stanislaus took their grievances with the canceling of the Winter Term session next year to the hallways and quad on Thursday. Beginning at 9 a.m., the students held signs and shouted phrases such as, “When they cut we bleed,” “No hikes, no fees, education should be free,” and “What do you want? Winter term! When do we want it? Now!”
Protest organizers Chevy Rammeyer II and Rachel Veley said their goal for Thursday’s event was to bring Winter Term back, have an open forum for students and discontinue the layoffs of their teachers. To start their day off, the group of students sat outside of the office of University President Hamid Shirvani in hopes of scheduling a meeting with him to discuss Winter Term. He was not in the office this morning, but the students hope to meet with him soon. They also have been passing around a petition to show Shirvani that the students do not want Winter Term to be cut. They had about 552 signatures on their petition as of Thursday.