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Daniel Edrisian runs for ASUC senate to abandon campus

Campus 3rd-calendar year scholar Daniel Edrisian was among the lots of UC Berkeley pupils who had been let down to discover about the California Supreme Court’s choice to limit campus enrollment.

Having said that, Edrisian mentioned that he was let down the courtroom ruling did not go significantly adequate. As an alternative, he phone calls for the finish of Berkeley. Precisely, “cut enrollment entirely, allow for our ultimate classes to graduate, and let mother nature reclaim our lands,” Edrisian reported in an e-mail. Working for ASUC Senate as Daniel “Berkeley Ender” Edrisian, he hopes to spearhead this initiative to abandon campus if elected.

“This epidemic that is Berkeley has been likely on for considerably as well prolonged and needs to end,” Edrisian explained in the e mail. “I would like I could trip my horsey down to what is these days ‘Soda Hall’ and feed him carrots. Instead, I have to have to review for this midterm and make certain I get +.2 SDs over the signify. What variety of life is that?”

Edrisian questioned why students go to Berkeley when there are other “good institutions,” this kind of as UCLA and Stanford.

Edrisian also expressed dismay to what UC Berkeley students are undertaking with their training. He included that he needs college students could dedicate their potential to themselves, their pets, and their kids rather than to serving other men and women.

“Too several of us are likely to Cabo and Cancun and not several of us are imagining about Weather and Prevalent Courtesy,” Edrisian claimed in the e mail. “Our world is dying, and I couldn’t help but truly feel sorry that my last couple many years on earth are spent imagining about my GPA.”

In lieu of a school campus, Edrisian additional that he believes practically anything would be a better use of this land.

As the head of the Stop Berkeley movement, Edrisian mentioned in an e-mail that he will also conclusion Berkeley’s “byproducts,” UCLA and UC Davis. He hopes to announce his designs for Finish Davis at the time elected, but he pointed out that he does like UC Davis’s cow farm.

Whilst Edrisian does not have encounter in federal government or coverage, he believes his track record and his ACT score of 34 make him a experienced candidate.

“I am a to start with generation student, an immigrant, and have Center Eastern parents who have disciplined me because my childhood,” Edrisian stated in the e mail.

Campus electrical engineering and computer science professor Josh Hug, who is Edrisian’s study advisor, named Edrisian a “visionary.”

“Daniel is the only prospect who is pledging to abandon campus entirely… leaving guiding approximately 178 acres of paradise and only hazy oral traditions among wildlife about the temporary shining instant when the human exodus commenced,” Hug stated in an e-mail. “To be obvious, I will also guidance any prospect who promises a near similar reconstruction of campus on an adjacent plot of land.”

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