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Monday, November 19, 2018

An Ode of Positivity to the Graduating Class

When we begin a new chapter in life there is always trepidation about how we intend to fill all the new space. After all, everyone’s destiny is vested in their own hands. That reality...

R’Perspective: What is an Asian person supposed to do as a humanities major?

“Aren’t all Asians supposed to be good at math and science?” As an Asian-American myself, the number of times that I have been asked this question before is truly astounding. Just as there are...

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: 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: 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: Why my identity doesn’t need to be questioned

“You speak to your mom in Spanish?” my coworker inquired one day at the office when I answered a phone call from my mother. While I didn’t give the question a second thought, it...

R’Perspective: In defense of being a “basic bitch”

Whenever people ask me what show I’m currently watching, I always feel hesitant to reply that it’s “Gilmore Girls.” The last time I told a stranger that, they scoffed at me as if I...

R’Perspective: Thanksgiving: Expectations vs. reality

Every Thanksgiving special on TV has one staple: The family dinner.  And while TV programs show that family dinners can be awkward due to untold secrets and hatred within the family, it does not...

R’Perspective: How to treat yo’self wisely

It is 3 a.m and you walk into your dorm room. Your roommate is up, dark circles under her eyes, and she is mumbling about Karl Marx. There is another person passed out on...

It’s not a huge deal if a change of majors forces you to become...

I think we can all agree that college is a difficult and stressful time in our lives, and for good reason, as it’s a highly challenging environment meant at refining us as thinkers and...