U events hinder student parking

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Editor:

As a student, I have become increasingly irritated at the noticeable disregard for students. Unless I am mistaken, the U is an institute of higher learning, not an entertainment venue, so why is it trying to function as such? It is understood that the sporting and concert events bring in needed funds, but so does tuition. I resent students being told they have to park elsewhere, often in pay lots, even if they have parking permits when attending class, because certain areas are being reserved for the general public to attend events. Students pay thousands of dollars to attend school, often borrowing funds, so they should certainly take priority over concert-goers.

Shaunelle Eckman,
Junior, Consumer and Community Studies