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Monday, September 24, 2018

R’Perspective: Why Chicanx is anything, but outdated

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day when I happened upon a short video that was supposed to open up dialogue about the “Chicano identity.” The video was no more than a minute...

R’Perspective: Life lessons from the bus

At first glance, the bus system appears to be a bland facet of American life, ­­a common source of transportation for many Americans whisking themselves to the start and end of their daily lives. Unbeknownst to...

R’Perspective: Home is where the savings are

People are always surprised when I tell them about my decision to move back home after graduation. I suppose to some it might seem like I’m surrendering my freedom or reverting back to adolescence....

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: Tumbling through romanticized mental illnesses and funny GIFs

Social media is undeniably one of the most powerful resources at our disposal. One of the lesser known, though still quite popular, of these platforms is Tumblr. You can find fan fiction, references to...

R’ Perspective: Why starvation diets will never work

Being born in a developing country, my parents never put a premium on having a skinny child. In fact, I think having a chubby kid was a source of pride for them. In a...

R’Perspective: Nobody knows what they’re doing here — the beauty of collegiate naivete

I’ll be the first to admit — I bullshitted my way through college. The “B.S.” (in Business Administration) that will appear on the commencement program alongside my name and major couldn’t be more aptly...

“If time could heal: I still miss you guys”

  There’s a popular cliche that goes “time heals all wounds.” That’s either a complete lie, or never enough time comes to pass.   Nathaniel, Andrew, little Nathan and Alex — it’s been about a year since...

R’Perspective: In defense of being a “basic bitch”

Whenever people ask me what show I’m currently watching, I always feel hesitant to reply that it’s “Gilmore Girls.” The last time I told a stranger that, they scoffed at me as if I...

Disney fan or ignorant idiot?

I love BuzzFeed. People like to bag on BuzzFeed for their Disney obsession, but it’s cool with me because I love Disney.  I’m sure I saw my first “Disney Princesses reimagined as other races”...