Cervantes follows Obama’s footsteps

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When applying for colleges to study political science, McNary senior Maria Cervantes went big. And that decision is paying off. Cervantes had never heard of Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, before finding out one of her role models, former president Barack Obama, had gone there before transferring to Columbia. “I wasn’t going to get into an Ivy League but I wanted a good school so I figured if president Obama went, it probably is a good school for political science,” Cervantes said. Cervantes was leaning towards staying close to home and attending...

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