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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

R’Perspective: The positive returns of being active in college

With the majority of my peers in high school relocating to the midwest or east coast after graduation, I felt ashamed to admit that I was attending a university that was a mere 45...

R’Perspective: “My Opinion on Opinions Writing”

I am a very opinionated person. I blame it on genetics; both my grandmothers have quite strong opinions, so I guess it runs on both sides of the family. Then again, growing up in...

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”...

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:” A first-year’s journey of finding a life worth living

  Being stuck in a rut is not an ideal situation to be in. Especially when it has to deal with your major. You know you are in the wrong major when the courses are...

R’Perspective: Reinventing Yourself

My, how time flies. A part of me doesn’t believe it; but here I am, writing a reflection of my time spent in college. Has it really been four years since I first set...

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: What I learned about white privilege

Today, like every day for the last 18 years, I woke up white. I sat through class today without being looked at as being the “positive” exception to my race, and was able to contribute...

R’Perspective: My experience with bullying in on-campus housing’s apartments

I remember the scene on move-in day quite vividly. It was almost as if the sun's emergence harkened the apprehension and excitement that always came with moving away from family for school. Having had...

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...