7 signs you transferred to Cal

Did you just transfer to Cal? If so, you’re part of the 20 percent of Cal’s student body who are transfer students. We at The Daily Clog totally understand that a transfer student’s first year at Cal is different from that of a freshman. Transfers share some experiences with freshmen:
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Better access to community college

I am a believer in the power of community colleges because I am proof that they work. More than 20 years ago, I dropped out of high school, lived in my Volkswagen and attended Santa Barbara City College. At the time, I was homeless but undeterred. My focus in life was
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Welcome to two years in Berkeley

Welcome, Berkeley transfers! Welcome to one of the most difficult yet glorious times of your life. Most of your CalSO experience will be a good-natured, good time, but if you’re like me, you’ll chafe just a tiny bit at the fact that this day seems tailor-made for freshmen and not
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What we miss (and don’t) about community college

It’s been almost a year since the transfer class of 2014 was admitted to Cal. The agonizing wait was finally over. We were done with community college! Senioritis kicked in a little early (transfer-itis?) as we prepared to leave our little lower-division haven — or hell — and enter the
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Transfer students need more resources

A new advisory committee to the chancellor could go a long way

Once considered one of the best community colleges in the nation, the City College of San Francisco is on the verge of collapse. CCSF is likely to be another one of the many casualties of the lack of adequate funding for education in our state. In response to this lack
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Taking some time off from Cal

In the middle of my sophomore year during the fall 2008 semester, I was diagnosed with major depression. During the course of the next semester, I did everything I could to relieve my depression, from exercise to therapy. But despite all this I felt progressively worse. Life seemed hopeless and
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Bill gives aid to undocumented students involved in student governments

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Saturday requiring UC, CSU and community college student government bodies to pay for stipends, reimbursements or benefits for the service of students, regardless of their immigration status. The bill — authored by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens — will ultimately allow undocumented students within
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Affordable access

HIGHER EDUCATION: Online access fees should not be passed on to students at community colleges to protect openness and access.

Accessibility and affordability are essential for public education to fulfill its purpose of creating a better functioning society. Community colleges in California remain the most open forms of higher education in the state’s three-tiered public system, and the state should work to preserve that accessibility. Budget cuts have been detrimental
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