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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

R’Perspective: Why being well-rounded can be dumb

I wonder what spurred me on to become a well-rounded student. Perhaps it was Rory of “Gilmore Girls” with her impeccable academics, respectable extracurriculars, devoted interests and her repetitive drama that infatuated me? Or...

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’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: 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...

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...

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 myth shattered: I’m a writer, and I’m not special”

  I’m a classic starving artist. When I first joined the Highlander in November 2013, I was living in a shitty loft suite in Bannockburn. Without a paycheck or a kitchen, my primary sustenance consisted...

R’Perspective: On Writing Fan Fiction

If people ask what I’m usually scribbling down in my notebooks, I feel I have to discredit my fan fiction by stating it’s “not real writing,” even though I believe it is. Common among...

R’Perspective: Taking time off after graduation

I have a job that doesn’t pay enough. Well, it is above minimum wage, so it’s better than most jobs I had throughout college. It isn’t much, however. Graduating UCR has given way to...