Your Kaja Silvermans and Teresa De Laurentises aren't going to save you now, UC ilk. The economy knows no bounds, it knows no AP scores, it known no misguided acceptance of one's own body odors. Today, UC students and faculty went on strike. UC Berkeley folks "took up their signs on Sproul Plaza beginning at 5 a.m. to protest an expected 32 percent student fee hike at today's UC Board of Regents meeting."

Angry protesters chanted "no cuts, not peace," the exact same mantra of the 16-year-old goth girl that lives inside of us.

The Daily Californian reports:

The union members were mostly workers from the local chapters of University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE), Coalition of University Employees (CUE) and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). They also held protests at North Gate, West Gate, East Gate and five university construction sites, forming a picket line around the perimeter of the campus. Union members have elected to strike today and tomorrow.

Not all students, however, are up in arms about the UC budget cuts and staff layoffs.

"I'm still going to school no matter what," quipped lucky sophomore Steve Giahos. "My parents are still going to pay for it."