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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Letting them hit rock bottom

Crackhead, junkie, burn out, bag bitch, dope fiend, druggie, all terms designated for what psychologists and medical doctors deem a drug addict. Appearing in dilapidated houses, street corners and prison cells across movie and...

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: 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: 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: 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: The Comeback Kid

I came back to UCR in January of 2014. Since it was winter quarter, I was the “new girl” in my dorm hall. I was pretty bummed, since I felt like everybody had already...

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: 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: 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...