About 150 Louisiana college students shouted Wednesday from the State Capitol steps and took turns pleading with members of a key legislative budget panel to avoid potentially catastrophic cuts to higher education funding in the coming year.

But the LSU student newspaper, The Daily Reveille, in an editorial posted on its web site Wednesday, expressed frustration that there were not more students from LSU’s Baton Rouge campus in attendance. Students from all four college systems attended, and students from the University of New Orleans appeared to make up a large portion of the crowd.

“For all students who have the audacity to cry “Love Purple, Live Gold,” yet do not show up to protest when we need it most, shame on you,” the editorial said.

See the full Reveille editorial here.