Student Profile: Marcus Rice
November 4, 2015
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Marcus Rice is an intelligent science and math student who left home in central California to pursue biology at SNC.
What brought you to SNC?
I had other options, but for the degree I want, this school was the cheapest and far enough from home. But it’s still kind of close so I can go home whenever I want.
Are you glad you chose to live out here?
Yeah. The school is small so it makes it easy to get my work done. I loved making the drive out here and I’ve made really close friends.
Are you going to stay out here all year or go home in the summer?
This year I plan on renting a house with a few of my friends at the end of the school year and working all summer and then keep the house all next year as well.
Do you like living in the dorms?
It’s a cool experience the first year but I’d rather live off campus because the quiet hour and meal plan rules aren’t really fair. I shouldn’t have to pay for food I don’t really want. I’d rather microwave some chicken nuggets for 5 dollars instead of having to pay $11.50 for a meal I might not even want.
Is the cafeteria food bad?
The food here isn’t bad, it’s just sometimes it can get repetitive and no one really wants to eat the same foods over and over again.
What is your favorite thing to eat?
Nothing beats a good BBQ with ice cold beverages.
What is it like where you from?
I’m from Stockton CA, which currently has one of the highest crime rates per capita. So it’s pretty nice… not really.
What is there to do out there?
I don’t really like spending time in Stockton. If my roommate Jake and I are both back at home, I usually go to where he lives because it’s only 15 minutes from me and very different. He’s a hick from the country part of California called Manteca and we get away with more stuff out there. We can pretty much do whatever we want.
What are your interests?
I like to fish, hunt, ride quads and play sports.
Do you play any sports for the school?
No, that’s one of the few things I don’t like about the school is the small selection of sports here.
Did you play sports in high school?
Yes, in high school I played baseball and football. Actually I played baseball my whole life and it’s pretty much my passion.
Do you have a political opinion?
My roommate and I talk about this every now and then. He’s pretty passionate about this country and the way he puts it is that “In today’s world in this country it is getting more and more full of weak spineless sissies who have a false sense of entitlement and hardly anyone works for what they want and our political system is a joke, because the people in office don’t really care about what is right for the nation as a whole they only care about keeping their political candidate in office for financial gain. And quite frankly it’s sickening.” And I honestly agree 100%.
How do you think this issue can be fixed?
I don’t think there is a real solution. The only way I see this problem getting better is once the people open their eyes and see that there is a serious issue and the only way to fix it would be to stop segregating ourselves and come together and do what’s right.