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An ode to Groundhog Day

My favorite holiday in elementary school was one that was often overlooked. I lived to go to school on the second day of February — nothing was more exciting to me than celebrating a...
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The best way to spend a winter day

Tis the season to be freezin’! But why be cold alone when you could be cold with your friends or your significant other; here are a few Winter date ideas perfect for you, your...
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The aesthetic routine ain’t it

Imagine this: 13-year-old you watching YouTube videos about aesthetic vloggers living out their strict 5:00 a.m. morning routines. There was a desire to be like them and eventually become them when you hit the...
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Dorm Sweet Dorm

The transition from high school to college can be difficult, but decorating your room can bring several benefits to help you through it. This small act might seem trivial when moving in, but in...
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Modernism, post-modernism and futurism on our campus

Physical spaces produce aesthetic echoes which are so impactful, yet their sources are so often left outside the conscious mind. It is in this vein that University of California Riverside’s (UCR) architectural construction stands...
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Organize Your Life

If you’re anything like me, you love planning your weekly schedule out minute by minute. If I had to choose between keeping my car or my precious Google calendar, I would probably have to...
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Bake, Bank and Baggu your way into 2024

New year, new me! That's what we all say isn’t it, but by Jan. 3 we are all back to the same bad behavior. This year will be different, be special, be adventurous —...
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Campus Cope: Scotty Says Stay Away

Welcome back, cry babies! As we near finals week, crying on campus becomes a much more common occurrence. The 8:00 a.m. sob sesh in Lot 30 while you are skipping class or in the...
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Ringing of the bells: The early history of UCR’s Bell Tower

“We’ve got a bell tower. So what else is nu? Personally, I don’t mind having it in the neighborhood. I just wouldn’t want my sister to marry one.” - Larry Peitzman, 1966 A pinnacle of...
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Ten hours in Orbach

Extended stays in libraries have never been an activity to which I am particularly inclined to — stuffy, dimly lit, sonically displeasing, these places of communal study are typically places I avoid. It was...