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Sunday, August 18, 2019

R’Perspective: Why being well-rounded can be dumb

I wonder what spurred me on to become a well-rounded student. Perhaps it was Rory of “Gilmore Girls” with her impeccable academics, respectable extracurriculars, devoted interests and her repetitive drama that infatuated me? Or...

R’Perspective: Being a crazy person in college

Here I am, at the end of my career as the Highlander’s opinions editor, and rapidly approaching the finish line for my college career — all the while my man-boobs are flopping and my...

R’Perspective: First-generation problems

In the second episode of the Netflix original comedy “Master of None,” the characters Dev and Brian realize that their parents experienced a lot of hardships as first-generation immigrants. To express their gratitude, they...

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: The greatest gift of them all

When I was a kid, between the ages of four and 12 years old, Christmas was my favorite time of year because it was the closest thing to magic for me. A mysterious man...

R’ Perspective: Living Away From Home Is Not The Same As Living For Yourself

Whether it's 30 miles or 300 miles, living away from home for the first time can be a frightening experience. However, living away from home isn't quite the same as living on your own....

R’Perspective: “A myth shattered: I’m a writer, and I’m not special”

  I’m a classic starving artist. When I first joined the Highlander in November 2013, I was living in a shitty loft suite in Bannockburn. Without a paycheck or a kitchen, my primary sustenance consisted...

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...

Letting them hit rock bottom

Crackhead, junkie, burn out, bag bitch, dope fiend, druggie, all terms designated for what psychologists and medical doctors deem a drug addict. Appearing in dilapidated houses, street corners and prison cells across movie and...

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...