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Thursday, April 2, 2020

R’Perspective: The struggle of voting with a religious conscience

From a time before I can remember, I’ve been a Catholic. I was baptized very young, and consequently have been going to church and learning about that faith for more or less my entire...

Letters to troops: Imparting thanks to servicemen and women

By: Janine Lano and Edward Dave Dear Troops, Veteran’s Day isn’t just a holiday celebrated so people can have a three-day weekend. While it is a plus, the real reason it’s celebrated is to commemorate the sacrifices...

R’Perspective: #MeToo: A movement of visibility needed for change

As I reviewed my notes for the forthcoming high school Model United Nations conference in a seat by the sliding doors of the 12:30 p.m. BART train, I jerked my head up as an...

It’s not a huge deal if a change of majors forces you to become...

I think we can all agree that college is a difficult and stressful time in our lives, and for good reason, as it’s a highly challenging environment meant at refining us as thinkers and...

Personal accountability facilitates strong employer and employee relationships

From my experience as a writing tutor at UCR's Academic Resource Center for the past three years, I've noticed how students constantly struggle to understand their newfound independence while maintaining the right mindset for...

R’Perspective: We are not the UC Rejects

Two weeks from commencement and I can’t help but think about my first two weeks on campus. For me, being the only student from my high school‘s graduating class to attend UCR in 2013...

R’Perspective: How proactivity and humility determine what true success is

As graduation draws near and senioritis kicks in, I have realized that being proactive is perhaps the most important trait to gain from college. Sometimes this is phrased on job applications as “must be...

R’Perspective: Living with and growing out of anxiety in Latino Union

In 2015, my anxiety levels were at an all-time high. My father was hospitalized in January of that year due to breathing problems that made it difficult for him to sleep comfortably. During his...

R’Perspective: The positive returns of being active in college

With the majority of my peers in high school relocating to the midwest or east coast after graduation, I felt ashamed to admit that I was attending a university that was a mere 45...

R’Perspective: The horrors of Facebook, one year later

This May 8 marks a day that will live in infamy for me — the one year anniversary of the day I joined Facebook. Facebook, and social media in general, has long been something I...