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Under the Kilt: One step toward gratitude

It can be difficult to stay positive during this global pandemic as families hustle to find unemployment insurance benefits, college students struggle to get used to the online platforms that now make up their...

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...