Neil McClintick

Transferring out

Community-less College

A shout out during convocation for transfers is not enough to mitigate these feelings of exclusion. The UC Berkeley community, with its rigorous academics, can and should undergo a paradigm shift in how it receives transfer students. This starts at an interpersonal level with each of y’all.
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Pain to poetry

It begins with the shivers
The pacing
Raw arms, racing heart, tapping, screaming, sweating, eyes dart, room spins and the volume of the world increases to a pulsing nightmare.
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Seeking support

My brain is drowning in the thoughts. With each second, their volume increases, leaving my brain less and less room to breathe — a process that continues until my input is entirely lost.
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You can’t skip this episode

I am currently working with both a psychiatrist and a psychologist to get through this problem, and it distresses me as much as it distresses you that I am unable to motivate myself or put the same care and effort into my studies that I have for my entire life.
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