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MARCH IN MARCH: Students from Northern and Southern California advocate for more student funding in community college clubs and classrooms at the State Capitol. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE
MARCH IN MARCH: Students from Northern and Southern California advocate for more student funding in community college clubs and classrooms at the State Capitol. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE
MARCH IN MARCH: Students from Northern and Southern California advocate for more student funding in community college clubs and classrooms at the State Capitol. PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE

The annual March in March took place at the State Capitol on Monday, March 2.

The event began at 9 a.m. and unlike previous years, protestors did not march in the usual areas.

This year’s pathway included stops at the Chancellor’s Office and the State Capitol.

Participants from colleges all around Northern and Southern California protested about topics ranging from education to student rights.

“My sign says, ‘2.1 Strong’ and it’s supposed to stand for the 2.1 million students in all community colleges,” said Ryan Navarrete.

Navarette currently attends Los Angeles Trade Technical College and wants more funding in community colleges.

Jason Martinez, Co-Chair Of MEChA for San Bernardino Valley College said, “This is my second time here for the March in March. There was a low turnout of people [this year].”

Despite the low turn out, Martinez said it was better because it was an opportunity to be more organized.

External Affairs Senator Andrew Nuptor said this year’s march is trying to focus on learning and teaching students how to work with the system and engage it.