Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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Crafting since the spring of 2021, Hooks for Hope' has created an invigorating takeoff for itself, led by enthusiasts of crocheting. In undertaking board positions, members like Co-President Kaydence Zeledon ‘25 strive to perpetuate the club’s mission of "making handmade crochet plushies for children in foster care, orphanages and hospitals worldwide." This commendable intersection of creativity and community care seamlessly...
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Picture this: you’re strolling aimlessly through downtown Riverside, weary of the droning city sounds around you, and you think you’ve seen all the art that this city has to offer. That is until you stumble upon the corner of University Ave. and Lemon, your eyes elevating to a red-and-white sign above a basement stairway introducing you to your new...
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Kelvin Wang, now a fourth-year student studying business, started the Business Strategy Club his freshman year. When he came to UCR, he wanted to find a club with the perfect match of a socially stimulating environment and opportunities for professional development, so he created the right balance in the Business Strategy Club. In the beginning of the club, the events...
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On May 20, African Student Programs hosted its 2nd Annual Black Opulence Ball at the HUB. Dinner and an awards show was held that night. Its goal was to recognize achievements that were made by Black scholars and alumni on campus this school year. Prior to the event, nominations for students and their organizations were made. The theme was...
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I was an entirely different person when I was a freshman at UCR. Stuck in a bad relationship, and lacking a solid circle of people to rely on, I felt completely alone. Looking back now as a college graduate, there are a lot of things I would change. However, I will forever look back fondly on my time at...
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Nicole Velasco - Advertising Representative “Working at The Highlander was definitely one of the best things that I did while at UCR! I was able to meet amazing people and I'm so grateful for my time with this team!” Elizabeth Ha - Assistant Marketing Director “Do not let the little things in life discourage you from trying to achieve your goals!” Briana Munoz...
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The UCR Sampling Club was only founded this year, but they are already making their mark. They are the self-described “Club gateway drug” as they offer opportunities for students who want to get involved in clubs but don’t know where to start. The club offers optional and low-commitment membership with around 80 to 100 regular members. UCR Chapter founder and...
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Prompted by an assigned class project, a group of five students are striving to implement solutions on a local scale, recognizing the crucial role of community engagement in addressing this global challenge. With a deep understanding of the significance of combating climate change, we are determined to navigate the complex intersection of fashion, sustainability, and the pressing need for...
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In pursuit of trying new things and hobbies, it can be a struggle to implement them into your life. Haley Barton is no exception, yet she has endured and committed to growing in her craft and embracing all of its potential by merging it with her career interests.  Her interest in crocheting sparked through the turbulence of the pandemic. With...
Based in Los Angeles, the non-profit organization, End Overdose, exists to promote harm reduction and prevent opioid overdose. On campus, UCR’s chapter strives to cultivate a safer culture surrounding drug use by providing free overdose response training to other student organizations, and by distributing free fentanyl test strips every Wednesday at the Belltower. According to Ruchi Shetti, one of...