Students: The Berkeley Effect

Spring usually generates a mild lunacy in the American college student; this year it is bringing a radical testing of law and the university, all with candid disregard for consequences. To students across the country — or at least to that bright, neurotic tenth of them who make themselves visible — the effect of six months of tumult at Berkeley has been to show, as Yale Student Bruce Payne expresses it, that "students have become somebody in being able to act together."

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