For those who don’t know, I attend The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. There’s been a big movement on campus lately to create a student governance system — for reasons unknown, a college well-known for being liberal and having opinions about everything has never had one.
I do support this movement, but I’d just like to say that I urge caution. There seems to be a propensity for completely misrepresenting the movement; to think that we can affect anything but policy by doing this is just plain dumb (and misleading, besides). We, as students, have been quiet for a long time regarding having a voice in things around here, and my belief is that suddenly being very loud will simply make the administration not want to listen. Small steps.