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Friday, January 19, 2018

“Transgender Day of Remembrance” brings awareness and visibility to anti-transgender violence

Large baby blue banners spelled out “Trans” in each panel of the display at the wall outside the Commuter Lounge. Both sides of the display provide resources and an interactive section where passersby can...

Shane Ortega speaks on activism and personal experiences at “No One Left Behind”

For almost 10 years Shane Ortega has served as an influential figure in the LGBT community. Ortega has been on the forefront of advocacy; he was extremely influential in the repeal of “Don’t Ask,...

K-Pop: The upward battle the popular genre faces

Korean popular music, otherwise known as “K-pop,” has been making waves since the early 2010s and is on the verge of breaching American popular culture. But with great popularity, comes a fair share of...

Bonfire 2017

Friday, Nov. 17, saw the success of yet another ASPB Bonfire, commemorating the homecoming of returning UCR students and welcoming new Highlanders with the burning of an effigy representing a rival team. The event...

Spotlight: Cosplay Workshops

Sewing machines, dress forms and bags of foam are set against the walls of the Creat’R Lab in the Orbach Library. Students sit at rectangular tables that fill in the rest of the space...

Pressing pause during midterms: The importance of breaks

Every college student handles midterm season differently. Whether you cope by spending dozens of hours in the library or sleeping to deny all responsibility, everyone has their preference. But how can we make sure...

Bree Newsome is still climbing: The activist talks life beyond #KeepItDown

https://soundcloud.com/myles-duve/activist-bree-newsome-speaks-on-life-beyond-keepitdown There is a moment in the autobiography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. where, when reflecting on his time as a freshman at Morehouse College in 1944, King recalls becoming enlightened by Thoreau’s theory...

The Clothesline Project: Empowering and giving a voice to survivors

When walking through the colorful shirts hung up on a chain link fence set up for the Clothesline Project — a visual display to bring awareness of violence against women, men and children —...

The woes of honesty: Being upfront with STDs

California’s recently passed SB239 softens the blow of offenses that come with willingly exposing someone to a sexually-transmitted disease (STD). Why make such a rule? The reasoning is unclear, but what is blatant is...

The Fast Lane: What to do when buying a used car

  For many of us, our first major purchase in our lives will be our cars. Though, with the high price of new cars today, it’s much more affordable to purchase a used car instead....