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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...

Managing a college relationship post-graduation

The end of the school year comes with a lot of changes. For first years, the end of spring quarter signals their transition away from dorming life to living in apartments. Some students may...

What to do when you think your partner is cheating

Getting cheated on is a risk that everyone takes when entering a relationship. Sometimes in a relationship, people face a sense of suspicion that lingers within them. When faced with these emotions, it is...

Under the Kilt: Moving forward after a toxic relationship

Being a victim of a toxic relationship is hard, especially since you are oftentimes blinded by it. If I had a penny for everytime I heard someone say, “But I love them and you...

Under the Kilt: Helping a friend cope in aftermath of sexual violence

Whether it be our friend or significant other, we always want to be able to support them through any adversity they are faced with. But when that adversity takes the form of  sexual violence,...

The woes of honesty: Being upfront with STDs

California’s recently passed SB239 softens the blow of offenses that come with willingly exposing someone to a sexually-transmitted disease (STD). Why make such a rule? The reasoning is unclear, but what is blatant is...