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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

R’Perspective: Water can be a class divide

I grew up in a medium-sized farming community in the depths of Northern California, three hours beyond the Bay Area. In my hometown, many families and farms use personal wells, but since the drought,,...

R’Perspective: Grad school on the mind

Whenever I pictured graduate school, I imagined myself driving to campus in a flying car, sporting a tweed overcoat, smoking a cigar Tony Soprano-style. I’m not quite sure where this image of a graduate...

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...

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: 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: The life of my mentor, Professor Stanley Stewart

As I write this, digging up my memories of him, recalling virtually almost every instance I had in his classes, I realize that even though I miss him, he had lived a full life....

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: First-generation problems

In the second episode of the Netflix original comedy “Master of None,” the characters Dev and Brian realize that their parents experienced a lot of hardships as first-generation immigrants. To express their gratitude, they...

To eat or not to meat

  Our ears are constantly swarmed with information on living a healthy lifestyle and how to eat well. Influenced by the shapely celebrities we idolize on social media or the well-arranged images of fruit bowls...