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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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: #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...

Letters to troops: Imparting thanks to servicemen and women

By: Janine Lano and Edward Dave Dear Troops, Veteran’s Day isn’t just a holiday celebrated so people can have a three-day weekend. While it is a plus, the real reason it’s celebrated is to commemorate the sacrifices...

R’Perspective: The reality behind the holiday’s family tensions

For as long as I can remember, my parents have been divorced and this consequently has resulted in separate events for virtually everything. Thanksgiving Day had to be split in two  —   lunch at...

R’Perspective: Is it really only rabbit food?

It all started in the summer of 2016 after I had eaten a very large serving of four-cheese lasagna. The nauseous feeling that overtook me had me wondering, what would it be like to...

R’Perspective: Thanksgiving: Expectations vs. reality

Every Thanksgiving special on TV has one staple: The family dinner.  And while TV programs show that family dinners can be awkward due to untold secrets and hatred within the family, it does not...

R’Perspective: Become a vegetarian, the planet will thank you

“Well, you know, she is a vegetarian,” my mother tells the nurse. It’s 2 a.m. and she’s dragged me to urgent care after a number of hot and dizzy spells. After the doctor determines...

R’Perspective: President-elect Donald Trump’s promotion of America’s xenophobia

Almost as soon as Republican nominee Donald Trump was announced as the president-elect, America was gripped with fear and a sudden realization of how racism still actively rules our society. While the white majority...

R’Perspective: The struggle of voting with a religious conscience

From a time before I can remember, I’ve been a Catholic. I was baptized very young, and consequently have been going to church and learning about that faith for more or less my entire...

R’perspective: Rule 1 of opinions — you don’t mess with opinions

Life can be tough as a politically moderate student on a comparatively liberal campus; you hear a lot of things you disagree with, and anything political that you try to say is going to...