Confusion Among Students

ESU Faculty Strike Day One. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer
ESU Faculty Strike Day One. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer
ESU Faculty Strike Day One. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer

ESU Faculty Strike Day One.
Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer

By Halle Frisco
Staff Writer

From Wednesday, Oct. 19, to Friday, Oct. 21, ESU students had to watch as the majority of the faculty members rallied on the picket lines around campus.

For three days, students were free to do as they pleased.,

Let’s be honest, most of us weren’t complaining.

I know I wasn’t.

Day one had everyone excited for a day off of classes.

For freshmen and sophomores, some may have been cheering on the strike solely for that fact.

As a junior that is hoping to graduate a semester early, I was thinking this strike was my worst nightmare.

I cringed even more for the seniors who are set to graduate at the end of this semester.

If it were my graduation on the line, I know I would be mad.

So, I decided to look more in to why the faculty was striking.

I found that they weren’t simply fighting for better pay and benefits.

While that may be the most enticing part of their deal, they were fighting for us, the students.

They were fighting so English professors wouldn’t be forced to teach math by allowing professors to be passed into different departments because the administration said so.

They were fighting so we aren’t forced into distance education courses.

They really were fighting for us.

The ESU faculty had my full support for their strike.

I even met up with a few of my professors as my friends brought coffee for them.

Thankfully for the students and faculty, the strike was shortlived.

I never thought I would actually say that I want to go to class more than anything else.

Email Halle at:
hfrisco@live.esu.edu

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