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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Under the Kilt: reflections of a recluse

Martin Lopez / Highlander Reserved, quiet, introverted; however you paint it, there’s the handful of us that can go through the day kept away from the world. Armed...

Under the Kilt: dealing with a breakup during a pandemic

Courtesy of Pexels Breakups are already tough, but they may be even harder when you’re in the middle of a global pandemic. Feelings are running high; not only...

Under the Kilt: a bittersweet aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic

Courtesy of Pexels I took my first steps into college fully believing that I would experience a full year on campus —  the next thing I know I’m...

Under the Kilt: Side effects of the social distance

My sisters and I are your standard introverts. We do not seek out conversations or go to many parties. We are content with a pantry stuffed with...

Under the Kilt: Me first

Courtesy of Pexels There has to be a balance between what you do for others and what you do for yourself. We all have responsibilities to others and...

Under the Kilt: life on your own

Martin Lopez / Highlander I'm from the city of San Bernardino, which is approximately 20 minutes away from Riverside depending on the traffic. My peers tend to be...

Under the Kilt: Going back home for the holidays

When I went back home in the winter break of 2018 after my first year as a transfer student at UCR, I felt defeated. I was separated from my family, had to build new...

Under the Kilt: Getting down to business: wrestling with resolutions

I recently opened up the diary I kept throughout high school. It was full of happy moments like the day I got my two dogs or the day I got my braces off and...

Under the Kilt: Navigating college as an undocumented, first-generation student

Being a first-generation student is difficult and it’s even more difficult with the added layer of being undocumented. An undocumented individual is not a legal citizen or resident of the United States, which presents...

Under the Kilt: Grieving the end of a family relationship

I first started using the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UCR last fall quarter. As my parents’ only daughter and a first-generation student growing up was difficult, to say the least. My clinician...