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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

R’perspective: Rule 1 of opinions — you don’t mess with opinions

Life can be tough as a politically moderate student on a comparatively liberal campus; you hear a lot of things you disagree with, and anything political that you try to say is going to...

R’Perspective: Home is where the savings are

People are always surprised when I tell them about my decision to move back home after graduation. I suppose to some it might seem like I’m surrendering my freedom or reverting back to adolescence....

R’Perspective: Life lessons from the bus

At first glance, the bus system appears to be a bland facet of American life, ­­a common source of transportation for many Americans whisking themselves to the start and end of their daily lives. Unbeknownst to...

R’ Perspective: Why starvation diets will never work

Being born in a developing country, my parents never put a premium on having a skinny child. In fact, I think having a chubby kid was a source of pride for them. In a...

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: Taking time off after graduation

I have a job that doesn’t pay enough. Well, it is above minimum wage, so it’s better than most jobs I had throughout college. It isn’t much, however. Graduating UCR has given way to...

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: What’s hidden still stings

Everyone knows about the outwardly malicious form of bullying that involves overt force, harassment and sometimes violence. We’ve seen it in movies (such as “Mean Girls”), viral videos (such as World Star Hip-Hop) and...

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’Perspectives Series: Bullies and Bullying

My weight has always been an issue with me. Every morning, I wake up, go to the bathroom, lift up my shirt and pick at the fat I have to drop, before going off...