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Monday, December 10, 2018

R’ Perspective: Tips and Tricks for living on your own: Money savers

Living on your own for the first time is one of the most daunting things that any reasonable person can think of. Without the familial support net that most people rely on or the...

R’Perspective: From humble beginnings to new challenges — reflecting on my college career

College is the best way to humble someone. I found that out the hard way upon my arrival. I wasn’t dripping in arrogance or anything, but I underestimated the leap that college is from...

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...

R’Perspective: The reality behind the holiday’s family tensions

For as long as I can remember, my parents have been divorced and this consequently has resulted in separate events for virtually everything. Thanksgiving Day had to be split in two  —   lunch at...

R’Perspective: Reinventing Yourself

My, how time flies. A part of me doesn’t believe it; but here I am, writing a reflection of my time spent in college. Has it really been four years since I first set...

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...

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: 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R’Perspective: Why Chicanx is anything, but outdated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...