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Winter Soulstice makes an unpredictable return to UCR

  The unexpected delay to in-person instruction at the beginning of winter quarter created a whirlwind of gloomy emotions for students across campus. Yet, UCR shined brightly once again the second ASPB announced their yearly...

Take a break: ‘Hamilton’ is in LA!

Addressing all Hamilfans: “Hamilton'' has finally come to grace us in our corner of the country on Hollywood Boulevard with a newly-casted performance that has many critics raving. One of the few silver linings...

Spring Splash: A few dazzling performances and a disappointing headliner

  A year after its cancellation at the onset of the pandemic, Spring Splash 2021 made an impressive virtual return on Saturday, May 8. Despite being headlined by a prerecorded 21 Savage performance, the ASPB...

Winter Soulstice is a night of soulful vibes with a tinge of social activism

The Associated Student Program Board (ASPB) hosted 2021’s Winter Soulstice on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m., featuring Jorja Smith as the headliner and Pink Sweats as the supporting act. The event came just...

ASPB welcomes Highlanders into the school year with a virtual Homecoming Bonfire 

On Friday, Nov. 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) hosted the annual UCR Homecoming Bonfire. The virtual event was a night filled with lively performances, giveaways and...

Block Party 2020 is the most diverse event ASPB has hosted yet — in...

In light of the ongoing pandemic, multiple campus organizations have had to scramble to modify their events; the Associated Student Program Board (ASPB) had one of the biggest tasks of all. After the disappointing...

Our student fees fund ASPB’s quarterly concerts — which ones are worth the money?

Ranking the biggest events of the year, from the hot to the sultry to the disappointing In addition to the celebrity lecturers, free early movie screenings and their fall and spring concert series, UCR’s Associated...

Soundclash 2020: a display of musical prowess and student talent

Sara Bernal /HIGHLANDER With the sounds of lively guitar riffs and the smells of sizzling tacos from El Ojo Del Agua permeating the air, students sat in the...

Winter Soulstice 2020 delivers sultry vocals and smooth tunes

Lydia Tsou /HIGHLANDER After weeks of anticipation, students lined up in front of the SRC for ASPB's 10th annual Winter Soulstice, the premiere Rhythm and Blues (R&B) concert...

Sunset Rollercoaster on Sunset Boulevard: pioneering the surf slack rock movement from the East

On Monday, Oct. 28th, the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard hosted some of indie, surf and bedroom pop rock’s finest lads: Los Retros and Sunset Rollercoaster.  Los Retros, one of Stones Throw Records’ newest signees,...