Welcome to the Real World
Of the few protesters who were recently arrested on campus for interfering with engineering work at the Trashy Trailer Park, one held a sign which read, ‘Is UCI against the principle of having grad students?’ What appalling ignorance. What has the enforcement of local building codes and a five year old contract to do with ‘having grad students’? Nothing. In point of fact, most grad students do not live in the Trashy Trailer Park. When I studied for my upper-division degree, I worked full time and raised two children while living in my home.
I was at UCI just a few weeks before all this furor hit the newspapers. When I saw this barrio, I was amazed at it and quickly retrieved the camera I keep in my briefcase. I complained about the numerous code violations to the city and county, forwarding them many documentary photographs.
Time to wake up and smell the coffee, kiddies. Quit whining and get a job. See what it’s like to be on your own.

John Jaeger

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