Neil McClintick, 20, political science major and second year student at De Anza, is a writer of La Voz for over a year and opinions editor for three quarters. Neil runs the new Civic Engagement program "Journalism and Democracy." He is a lead organizer on campus for De Anza's Political Revolution...
Last week, I found myself playing human bingo with a bunch of people with whom I had pretty much nothing in common, except the fact that we all decided to show up to a transfer student meet-and-greet. Despite being surrounded by at least 50 peers who also went to community college, I felt alone and eager to make my grand exit as soon as I nabbed some sad-looking pepperoni pizza. In reality, pretty much all my friends at UC Berkeley are transfers.
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