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Sunday, November 18, 2018

R’Perspective: #MeToo: A movement of visibility needed for change

As I reviewed my notes for the forthcoming high school Model United Nations conference in a seat by the sliding doors of the 12:30 p.m. BART train, I jerked my head up as an...

R’Perspective: A Swim to the C

Early one Saturday morning, I woke up and prepared for one of the most iconic activities available to a UCR student: a swim to the C. Every UCR student knows this swim is as...

Letting them hit rock bottom

Crackhead, junkie, burn out, bag bitch, dope fiend, druggie, all terms designated for what psychologists and medical doctors deem a drug addict. Appearing in dilapidated houses, street corners and prison cells across movie and...

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: 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: 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: 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...

To eat or not to meat

  Our ears are constantly swarmed with information on living a healthy lifestyle and how to eat well. Influenced by the shapely celebrities we idolize on social media or the well-arranged images of fruit bowls...

R’Perspective: “A myth shattered: I’m a writer, and I’m not special”

  I’m a classic starving artist. When I first joined the Highlander in November 2013, I was living in a shitty loft suite in Bannockburn. Without a paycheck or a kitchen, my primary sustenance consisted...

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...