22 May 2014

The news about Che Guevara's demise are reaching Sand Diego. Finally.

Well, I have to correct the headline a bit: maybe not all citizens of San Diego are already wise to it, but the students of UCSD are already being aware of this, painful for them, fact.

University of California-San Diego students have run the “Che Café Collective” for 34 years, a vegan co-op and concert venue boasting “exorbitantly low” prices and volunteer staffing. But it’s consistently in the red, costing the student body nearly $1 million over the years, and isn’t kept up to fire or safety codes. School officials are threatening to cut off funding, which would shut down the campus fixture, but a band of students is fighting back.
Of course, the members of that "collective" are blaming the capitalist university management for the failure of their enterprise:
The attorney for Che Café claims that university management has deferred maintenance of the facilities for decades since repairs were recommended in a 2009 audit, failing to set aside the necessary revenues for repairs.
Sure, comrades, sure. Still, there are other opinions to consider - even if they come from a Republican, you know how it goes:
"I do not believe Che Cafe closing will be a severe blow to the campus' overall aesthetic," soon-to-be graduate Marco Vasquez, a political science major and vice chair of the university's College Republicans, told FoxNews.com in an e-mail. "The majority of students that I have spoken to do not know what or where the Che Cafe is, given that it is on the edge of campus. Those who do know either visit it regularly or describe it as creepy."
Yep. Dear wannabe commies from San Diego - I have some bad (or, rather, good) news for you: