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Saturday, December 15, 2018

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: 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: A year singing the trap house blues

It took coming home from school one Monday night to find two of my housemates sifting through a pure block of cocaine for me to realize I was living in a trap house. While...

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...

R’Perspective: What is an Asian person supposed to do as a humanities major?

“Aren’t all Asians supposed to be good at math and science?” As an Asian-American myself, the number of times that I have been asked this question before is truly astounding. Just as there are...

R’Perspective: Trying out a New Year’s revolution

If somebody asked me about good places to eat in my hometown, I would be able to give that person a list of options and explain in detail whether the service, quality of the...

R’Perspective: From humble beginnings to new challenges — reflecting on my college career

College is the best way to humble someone. I found that out the hard way upon my arrival. I wasn’t dripping in arrogance or anything, but I underestimated the leap that college is from...

R’Perspective: 2016 was a much better year than you thought

These past couple of years, and in particular, 2016, taught me that we Americans are lucky because we’re at a period in which most people in the U.S. now have some access to the...

R’Perspective: Fireworks, smoke and family

During our New Year’s Eve party in 2014, my father announced that we were going to move from San Francisco to Sacramento in the summer. I yelled at him, demanding answers as to why....

R’Perspective: I’m sorry, animals, but you are too tasty not to eat

I grew up in a family that was rooted in a crossroad of white, Mexican and native attitudes toward food: We left no food on our plates, we never threw away food unless it...