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Winter SOULstice: Artists break the ice

An audience of approximately 400 people filled half of the Riverside Municipal Auditorium with mosh pits, shouts and sexual movements that vaguely resembled dancing, for the Associated Student Program Board’s (ASPB) Winter SOULstice. Featuring...

“Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies” is fun for all ages

  After two weeks of rehearsals, the Guardian Ambassadors and Model Minority Theatre Collective, in partnership with the UCR Department of Media and Cultural Studies and the Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production, presented...

Fuse DJ competition was lit

  I had never judged a music contest before attending the FUSE DJ Competition. In fact, prior to the event, I had no knowledge of the nuances of DJing. Nevertheless I was thrust into the...

Spring Splash and I are not friends anymore

  I shouldn’t try (but can’t help myself from) finding any amusement in the pre-gaming consequences that rock the much livelier patrons at Spring Splash around me. Partially because there’s little reward in laughing at...

Spring Splash 2016

Some of the greats will be gracing us once again in the form of holograms for UC Riverside’s 2016 Spring Splash concert. After the loss of one of UCR’s biggest music events, Heat, ASPB...

Drums like thunder: Senryu Taiko presents “Four Noble Drums”

Senryu Taiko, an organization founded in 1998, was one of the earliest collegiate organizations dedicated to the tradition of kumi-daiko to ever form. In Japanese, the word taiko refers to a wide variety of...

KUCR honored by campus at its 50th Anniversary Gala

On Thursday, Oct. 6, four days after KUCR’s official 50th anniversary, the college radio station that has been a staple of UCR held its first-ever gala in celebration of its 50 years on the...

What was hot (and not) at Block Party 2017

Damn, ASPB, we’re not even a week into the school year and we already get treated to a concert featuring Playboi Carti and ASAP Ferg. I could have sworn that Grand Canyon GIF on...

“Poesia Peligrosa” bites with elegance

Poetry is often viewed as an esoteric form of literature. People think of passionate love letters and affectionate odes when they hear the word, and the stock image of a “poet” as a hopeless...

Vagina Monologues 2016: Confidence with an Edge

“Vulva. Clitoris. Vagina.” When these three words, more or less, were separately spoken as part of the show’s introduction, you could tell that the evening was going to feature a nonstop show of radical empowerment....