March for Free Education

Hello everyone!

I know I haven’t posted in a while, but being a college student in  April is probably one of the most stressful times of my life. My blog has been written with no restrictions since I started, but, my professor wants us to make a post using only pictures to convey a story to my audience. Since I’m writing a political blog, this is a little harder to do, but hopefully you enjoy what I came up with.

Two days ago, on April 13, 2016, a group of students held a march for free education here at Texas State. This is a perfect example of a peaceful protest used to get ones message across to the masses. I had a lot of fun hearing what these people had to say and witnessing first hand how these demonstrations happen. Hope you all enjoy the pictures! God bless, and see you soon.

 

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Students started their protest at the Vaquero statue on campus, in front of Old Main. 
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One protestor takes a jab at Texas State’s President Denise Trauth about the student debt crisis.
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As protestors rally, Texas State’s very own “Donald Trump” dances and waves his sign in an attempt to bring attention to the organized protest. 
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As children visiting the university pass by, “Donald Trump” tells them to “keep capitalism alive,” and “think before you come to college.” 
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The march finally begins, taking a path down towards the Texas State quad. 
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As the journey through the quad continues, protestors shout, “College is for education, not for private corporations.” 
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“Show me what Democracy looks like? This is what Democracy looks like.” 
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The protest makes its way past the quad and into the Alkek Library before taking a close. Student chant “Banks got bailed out, students got sold out.” 

So there it is everyone. Like I said, I had a great time covering this and I got to hear a lot of interesting ideas from students. I hope the pictures truly represent exactly what can, and does happen on a college campus very frequently.

And remember, always stay involved in the politics and movements that go on all around us. Until next time, cheers!

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