New School president Bob Kerrey has started a blog. It is an attempt to reach out to the students and faculty of the university after the no-confidence vote that was handed down last week. There was a moment of joy for me when I attempted to enter the building at 55 W. 13th Street last week, only to find students protesting and police holding them out of the street. There were photographers and reporters, news vans and gawkers. It was a moment of protest, and I found myself both annoyed that I couldn’t get to the computer lab and happy that I go to a school that even bothers to protest. It must be stated that this was no Kent State, but it was a valid protest, with shouting and pushing, flags and signs. It excited me to be a writer, because in times of protest the word is the most powerful weapon.

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