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Monday, November 12, 2018

R’Perspective: Why Chicanx is anything, but outdated

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day when I happened upon a short video that was supposed to open up dialogue about the “Chicano identity.” The video was no more than a minute...

R’Perspective:” A first-year’s journey of finding a life worth living

  Being stuck in a rut is not an ideal situation to be in. Especially when it has to deal with your major. You know you are in the wrong major when the courses are...

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: Bullying comes from anyone and anywhere

Kids are mean. In my lower middle-class elementary school, teachers talked about bullying being bad. Then, in fifth grade two kids sat on beanbag chairs as the teacher announced to us and pointed at...

R’Perspective: Grad school on the mind

Whenever I pictured graduate school, I imagined myself driving to campus in a flying car, sporting a tweed overcoat, smoking a cigar Tony Soprano-style. I’m not quite sure where this image of a graduate...

R’Perspective: Become a vegetarian, the planet will thank you

“Well, you know, she is a vegetarian,” my mother tells the nurse. It’s 2 a.m. and she’s dragged me to urgent care after a number of hot and dizzy spells. After the doctor determines...

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...

Disney fan or ignorant idiot?

I love BuzzFeed. People like to bag on BuzzFeed for their Disney obsession, but it’s cool with me because I love Disney.  I’m sure I saw my first “Disney Princesses reimagined as other races”...

R’Perspective: Gripping with my racial perception

Growing up as a kid, I always seemed to draw more attention than my peers. I didn't act terribly different than others. In elementary school, when everyone spoke in class, often I would join...

R’Perspective: What are you?

“What are you?” These three words compose the single most-heard question I am asked by the people I meet. Despite hearing it so often, I am still slightly insulted time after time. Isn’t there...