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Sunday, November 18, 2018

R’Perspective: Nobody knows what they’re doing here — the beauty of collegiate naivete

I’ll be the first to admit — I bullshitted my way through college. The “B.S.” (in Business Administration) that will appear on the commencement program alongside my name and major couldn’t be more aptly...

R’Perspective: Why Chicanx is anything, but outdated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: 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: 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: “My Opinion on Opinions Writing”

I am a very opinionated person. I blame it on genetics; both my grandmothers have quite strong opinions, so I guess it runs on both sides of the family. Then again, growing up in...

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....

R’Perspective: Hoarding my way to graduation

Anyone who walks into my shared office knows that I love to hoard things. The miraculously sound, pumpkin squash on my desk from last Halloween? It’s been given a pair of eyes, luscious lips...

“If time could heal: I still miss you guys”

  There’s a popular cliche that goes “time heals all wounds.” That’s either a complete lie, or never enough time comes to pass.   Nathaniel, Andrew, little Nathan and Alex — it’s been about a year since...

R’Perspective: Tumbling through romanticized mental illnesses and funny GIFs

Social media is undeniably one of the most powerful resources at our disposal. One of the lesser known, though still quite popular, of these platforms is Tumblr. You can find fan fiction, references to...

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...