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Visitor

2011 September 28
by Stanley Quan

Since graduating this past May, I’ve gone back to the UC Berkeley campus several times. Each time, I no longer felt like a student, but felt like a visitor.

The campus I had called home for four years lost some of its magic. I know I’m an alumnus now and not having classes everyday would be a huge change, but I didn’t think it would be this different.

One instance of feeling removed from college:¬†Watching media coverage of the protests against the controversial SB185 affirmative action bill, I can’t help but think that I used to be able to stroll onto campus and be right in the middle of these events. But now I watch it on the news.

Photo by Lance Iversen/The Chronicle

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  1. ellen permalink
    October 3, 2011

    since i am right above the action on the fourth floor of sproul sometimes i wish i could be a visitor and actually leave the campus to avoid the turmoil and anger that the protests bring out in many of those yelling and invading buildings. makes me want to say “why can’t we all just get along?”

    • Stanley Quan permalink*
      October 3, 2011

      I felt that way sometimes too while at Berkeley, but now it’s so different to not even have that feeling at all…

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