NYU students: When they're not doing porn to pay tuition or collecting food stamps, they're occupying administration buildings and issuing manifestos. But it's almost the end of October and there hasn't been a single sit-in from the Take Back NYU rebels, who made the big time in February with a 40-hour occupation and a hilarious hit video. So where are they now?
Oh, just putting together a 28 page manifesto. The activists' new publication, the "NYU Disorientation Guide," [pdf] is chock full of delicious dissent, and best of all, it looks like another entertaining occupation may be on the horizon. In an article titled "Why Occupy?", the anonymous writer addresses February's sit-in: "Did we make mistakes? Of course we did... One thing we can all agree on, though, is that this is not the last you'll [see] from restless students at NYU." And one of last year's occupiers, who was temporarily suspended, tells NYU News, "We have to do what we have to do to be heard." It's so on!
But not everyone at NYU has been radicalized by the Disorientation Guide. Tisch sophomore Robert Szanto says, "It's only preaching to the choir. It's kind of like an overripe banana: On the outside, it looks harmless and nutritious, but once you get past the peel, your realize just how full of shit it actually is."