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Thursday, September 20, 2018

R’Perspective: I’m sorry, animals, but you are too tasty not to eat

I grew up in a family that was rooted in a crossroad of white, Mexican and native attitudes toward food: We left no food on our plates, we never threw away food unless it...

R’Perspective: Bullying comes from anyone and anywhere

Kids are mean. In my lower middle-class elementary school, teachers talked about bullying being bad. Then, in fifth grade two kids sat on beanbag chairs as the teacher announced to us and pointed at...

R’Perspective: Fireworks, smoke and family

During our New Year’s Eve party in 2014, my father announced that we were going to move from San Francisco to Sacramento in the summer. I yelled at him, demanding answers as to why....

R’Perspective: What’s hidden still stings

Everyone knows about the outwardly malicious form of bullying that involves overt force, harassment and sometimes violence. We’ve seen it in movies (such as “Mean Girls”), viral videos (such as World Star Hip-Hop) and...

R’Perspective: Gripping with my racial perception

Growing up as a kid, I always seemed to draw more attention than my peers. I didn't act terribly different than others. In elementary school, when everyone spoke in class, often I would join...

R’Perspective: Why my identity doesn’t need to be questioned

“You speak to your mom in Spanish?” my coworker inquired one day at the office when I answered a phone call from my mother. While I didn’t give the question a second thought, it...

R’Perspectives Series: Bullies and Bullying

My weight has always been an issue with me. Every morning, I wake up, go to the bathroom, lift up my shirt and pick at the fat I have to drop, before going off...

R’Perspective: A Swim to the C

Early one Saturday morning, I woke up and prepared for one of the most iconic activities available to a UCR student: a swim to the C. Every UCR student knows this swim is as...

R’Perspective: Club Penguin: The party that everyone was invited to

Having been born during the dot-com bubble, more likely than not, a millennial will refer to media when reflecting on an important moment in their life, such as when they made their first Myspace...

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...