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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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...

The importance of self-care: “Me” time within “We” time

In the midst of our busy schedules, we often forget to pamper ourselves and to show ourselves a little bit of love. This is where self-care comes in. Self-care is a practice where we...

A Beginner’s Guide to online dating

We’ve all heard stories about marriages that came from online dating websites. There’s also the negative side of online dating such as the Tinder horror stories Buzzfeed writes about every year or so. However,...

Making time for your partner

For many, our lives are already consumed by college and work while trying to keep up a social life. Midterms, extracurriculars and jobs take up most of our time making any free-time rare. Adding...