But there's a difference between petty bureaucracy, and deep systematic injustice.
In the greater scheme of things, you're absolutely right - a bunch of (by world standards) incredibly privileged students who have to set up their own online radio station instead of using the university's transmitter is not the world's greatest injustice. However, people who can take that kind of global perspective intellectually are rare - people who can take that perspective emotionally are even rarer. In my view, therefore, it's inevitable that these students are going to be angry and want to do something.
Anyway, in my view it generally does college students good to be involved in at least one protest or political action where they attempt to change the decision of some established authority, even if the issue is not life-or-death. Firstly, you learn that people in authority are neither omniscient or all-powerful. You learn that the sky won't fall if you oppose that authority. You also learn how far you can/want to take that opposition, generally without the consequences being too disasterous if you overstep the boundaries. You can learn how to lead, how to negotiate, the vagaries of compromise, the balance of pragmatism versus idealism, the necessity of the occasional bit of expediency, the difficulty of motivating and holding together a coalition. To me, that's an excellent set of skills for future community leaders.
I know that I learned a lot about power, politics, and human nature when I was involved in a little bit of pest control in my time at university. If the time ever comes where something similar needs to be done, I'm sure I'll be able to handle it much more effectively through the experience.
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