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Block Party is back in full swing with its first woman headliner

The annual event hosted by the Associated Student Programming Board fulfills students expectations despite a few set-backs. On Saturday, September 24th, ASPB left students satisfied with their Block Party experience. For many students, this was...

SoCal-based group, The Oddity, flourishes within Riverside as an experimental rock band

Created in 2017, The Oddity is a SoCal rock band composed of talented members, one being a UCR student. Melanie Reynolds, an upcoming senior majoring in music and culture, is also in charge of...

Spring Splash 2022: A successful comeback with a few minor complications

UCR is known for having one of the best and most well-known events of the year, Spring Splash. This year’s Spring Splash was highly anticipated since it was the first in-person one after two...

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...