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Empowerment through writing – how the Highlander shaped my college experience

Growing up, academics were a central part of my family and life. My parents weren’t born and raised in the United States, but after...

My time at The Highlander has been nothing short of transformative

I started my journey with The Highlander during the 2021 winter quarter amidst the turmoil of the pandemic. I found myself sitting alone in...

No one’s Mona Lisa

When I was 14, I visited the Louvre. The building was bigger than I imagined. Later, I learned that it would’ve taken  200 days to...

Nikole Hannah-Jones encourages young journalists to dig deeper

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. In 2020, she won the Pulitzer Prize for...

The 44th annual writers’ week festival celebrates achievements in literature

The Writers Week Festival event is an annual literary event that features readings from many different published authors. Entering its 44th year, the festival...

Quivering loneliness

  Click. Statement begins.   Can You hear me, Eurydice? i am coming for You. The monsters from Tartarus chase me, But i’ll reach You very soon.   Can You hear me, Eurydice? Gone...

Feature Fiction: From Meadowsweets to Zinnias

Courtesy of Pexels I’ve lived in this house for 35 years. I know the thick, buttery smell the...

Heaven’s Lobby

Courtesy of Flickr When you die you are informed that in order to pass over to the afterlife...

UCR’s own New York Times Bestseller Fatima Mirza discusses identity, creativity...

When Fatima Mirza first stepped onto UCR’s campus as a freshman, she was convinced that she would fulfill her family’s dreams, pursue a pre-med...

From jobless to journalist: How I found myself post-graduation

On June 10, 2015, I was victorious. A university graduate. Successful. Erudite. Learned. On June 11, I was 21 years old, jobless and living with...