At the university, Louise found herself among twelve students unjustly and illegally suspended for participating in a protest march. The regulations used against the UPR twelve were found to be unconstitutional in a Puerto Rican court several years prior. The San Juan Star depicted the episode in menacing terms.
“Anarchy seemed loosed upon their private world. It was unclear if the center would hold or be enough. They loved each other but there was innocence no more. Too much had happened in the intervening years.