Quite the protest at UC Berkeley yesterday, as eight students chained themselves to a fourth-floor ledge of Wheeler Hall for about seven hours, among other activities. Video from Berkeleyside and more…

Students Chained to a Ledge and More Video, Photos From UC Berkeley Protest 5 March,2011Jon Brooks

  • Sean Roberts

    I wonder how much the “Student Organizer” Jevon is actually paying for his tuition? My guess is $0. If he actually paid or borrowed for his education, he might have something to be be angry about.

    • Betsy Ribot

      Ii think you are out of line and you are welcome to your opinion. In my opinion there is more than money and personal gains involved here. The sports and arts are always the first to go when pennies are pinched; the bigger question is whether or not the game of Baseball is an essential part of our society and universities. I believe it is. The question here is not asking to decide if a person should voice his or her opinion.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. In 2014, he won a California Journalism Award for his coverage of ride services like Uber and Lyft and the taxi industry. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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