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In regards to your March 20 story on the proposed reduction of the Cal Grant, I want to express my concern for the students affected. As a senior who has received the Cal Grant for the last four years, I understand how vital this funding is for many students and their families. lf it were not for the Cal Grant, I would not have been able to attend Pepperdine. Looking back on my four years here, including my year abroad, I would not want any student to forfeit such life-transforming experiences because of a lack of funding.
I want to express my support for the students who are fighting against the pending reduction of the Cal Grant. Carmen Izquierdo and Jacob Gonzalez, along with other students involved, should be complimented for their continued protest. With the use of social media and other platforms, this issue can gain more awareness and support from students who understand the gravity of the situation.
I just want to thank you for addressing this issue on the front page of the Graphic. I empathize with those who rely on government funding and hope more students, regardless of whether they receive the grant or not, get involved with this protest and support the petition.
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