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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

R’Perspective: Why I speak up on social media about my race

You know, I thought the #BlackLivesMatter versus #AllLivesMatter debate was over. I really did. But, then Beyonce’s Formation music video and Super Bowl performance happened and I found myself talking about it, because people...

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...

R’Perspective: My experience with bullying in on-campus housing’s apartments

I remember the scene on move-in day quite vividly. It was almost as if the sun's emergence harkened the apprehension and excitement that always came with moving away from family for school. Having had...

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...

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: Club Penguin: The party that everyone was invited to

Having been born during the dot-com bubble, more likely than not, a millennial will refer to media when reflecting on an important moment in their life, such as when they made their first Myspace...

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: Is it really only rabbit food?

It all started in the summer of 2016 after I had eaten a very large serving of four-cheese lasagna. The nauseous feeling that overtook me had me wondering, what would it be like to...

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: The life of my mentor, Professor Stanley Stewart

As I write this, digging up my memories of him, recalling virtually almost every instance I had in his classes, I realize that even though I miss him, he had lived a full life....