Category Archives: Opinion

The Bitch That I Am

The Bitch That I Am

By Yong-Yi Chiang | UC Los Angeles “I don’t want to be the bitch that doesn’t get him in.” These were the words that came out of my friend’s mouth after the interview. In the midst of deliberating over acceptances for an internship position, it was brought to her organization’s attention that an applicant had… Continue Reading

My STAR Experience

My STAR Experience

By Shawn Pham | UC Riverside I have spent almost half of my college life buried in books and far detached from my surroundings. In 2014, during my first year attending UCR, I observed a protest against tuition hikes where students were occupying the Chancellor’s office. That was the closest thing to a student advocacy… Continue Reading

Becky With The Good Chairs: Making Your Organization Smooth (And Drama Free!)

Becky With The Good Chairs: Making Your Organization Smooth (And Drama Free!)

By Julia Schemmer This is the first in a series focusing on organizational retention, programming development and student engagement. Be sure to look for our next piece! The fall quarter is quickly approaching, as back to school sales remind us that our summertime is limited. As the new year begins, students from across the UC… Continue Reading

Dear Freshmen

Dear Freshmen

I know it can stressful just thinking about the next four years of your life, but don’t worry! College is like compensation for graduating high school (or reaching the next milestone in your life). Here are 8 important things to keep in mind during your first year (and to carry on forever!) GPA isn’t everything,… Continue Reading

I Once Used #AllLivesMatter

I Once Used #AllLivesMatter

By Star Bright Lee The obsolete truth within choosing emotions over apprehension is that ignorance is prevalent in both aspects. Though, the consequence of ignorance can be a subconscious contribution to negating factors of empowerment. I was 15 years old when Trayvon Martin was murdered; being naive, ignorant, and fully fledged with emotions, I once… Continue Reading