El estudiante (The Student) is Roque Espinosa, a young man from a province that arrives in Buenos Aires City to attend college. Not long after, he realizes he is not there to study. Adrift, and having no true calling to follow, he uses his time to wander about University, make friends, meet chicks. One of them, an assistant teacher named Paula is who introduces him to political militancy. Roque starts attending the group meetings, connecting to the other members. He meets Alberto Acevedo, an old retired politician that now devotes himself to forming of cadres from his chair at University. Along with him, Roque learns the rules of politics and how to be a students´ leader; he feels that he´s finally found his true calling, and politics has become his own private College.