By Anonymous This photo tells the story of a small town, surrounded by fields and the ocean. In the centre of it all, a university filled with students from all walks of life. I think we quickly forget how small … Continue reading Our Small World
By Alon Nudler and Job Mertens In this day and age, technology has managed to influence just about every aspect of our daily lives, from work to social conventions. Technology is not any less prevalent at our university. Here, we … Continue reading In Discussion with the IT Team
By Judith Brouwer I will admit that I am a sucker for bad reality TV. However, if I ever imagined an episode starring Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian, I would have thought that it would be a vastly different arrangement … Continue reading When Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian Collide
By Andrea Undecimo The thought of people walking down red carpets in elegant dresses, a rich selection of premiere movies from all around the world, and juries that must present awards for the best movies. All this is usually associated … Continue reading A Week on the Red Carpet
By Vanessa Bade As a wee little amateur writer of thirteen years, I often came across what is called a mental block; a lack of creativity. I felt stuck; like I wasn’t able to produce anything new, original or interesting. … Continue reading Art on Social Media: Insta – Poetry
by Yolande Hobbs To a lot of us music is a really big part of our workout, and for runners it’s no different. Music lets us escape our current state of mind and can help us de-stress. Music in running … Continue reading How to Create the Perfect Running Playlist
By Mieke Pressley It seems to have become a recurring theme: every summer, Bagijnhof residents are seen packing their belongings. With a lot of swearing and struggling they attempt to maneuver their furniture down the narrow Bagijnhof staircases. As a … Continue reading Houses vs Hallways
By Roos Saat Disclaimer: First Nations is the official term used to refer to Indigenous people from Canada, while Native American refers to Indigenous people from the United States. The first time I noticed the small poster on a bathroom … Continue reading The Silent Crisis Across Indian Country: The Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
By Andrea Undecimo The room is filled with paintings, drawings and stamps; a palette with colors on the table is waiting to be used. The speaker is crackling a joyful jazz symphony. While sitting on his couch, one has the … Continue reading Small talks on Art – II
By Liam McClain Before I got my motorcycle licence, I bowed my head and solemnly swore to my mother that I would never drive while drunk or extremely emotional. Cut to week seven of my first semester at UCR, … Continue reading The Story Behind the Visuals
By Gabrielle Gonzales Earlier last week, adolescent millennials and millennial adolescents alike mourned the end of the eight-year ten-season strong run of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. Why that matters continues to be a topic of interest among Film and TV … Continue reading Come Along With Me: Why Adventure Time Matters
By Mieke Pressley Growing up in Europe as a Belgian-American, I was often asked: “But are you really American?” or “Why do you sound so American?” My answer – “Well, yes, I am a US citizen,”—would be brushed off with … Continue reading I AM BOTH: The Personal, Political and Psychological Aspects of Being a Dual Citizen
by Jedidja van Boven In the words of a former White House official: it’s open season on the president. A sudden op-ed letter, written by an anonymous senior administration official working for the Trump administration, was published by the New … Continue reading ‘’Amoral and Idiotic’’: Republican Heroism or Strategic Ploy?
By Andrea Undecimo The foggy mornings and the rust-colored landscapes that appear through our windows these days can only mean one thing: summer is behind us and another semester has just started. Deadlines, papers and exams are frighteningly close; but … Continue reading Small talks on Art: An Interview with Nuria – I
By Vanessa Bade This summer I decided to volunteer at a dog shelter. I was extremely excited and ready to get my hands dirty to support a cause I cared deeply about. The first few days, I was euphoric, and … Continue reading Voluntourism
By Alice Fournier The cave of Lascaux, in Dordogne, France, is probably the pinnacle of parietal art. Discovered in 1940 by Marcel Ravidat, Lascaux is now closed off to the public to help preserve the many artworks visible on its walls. What … Continue reading Parietal Art or an Incursion in a Prehistoric … « Museum »?
by Jedidja van Boven When world-famous tennis player Serena Williams was forbidden to wear her black ‘catsuit’, designed to prevent blood clots after her pregnancy, to the French Open in 2019, online comments were quick to defend Williams against tennis … Continue reading Feminism, Femininity, and Francization: the #BalanceTonPorc Controversy
By Alon Nudler #UCRboycott and #confesionsgate both behind us, we are now facing the closure of Roosevelt Confessions 2.0. , as they say third times’ a charm. On the 15th of July, Roosevelt Confessions 2.0 made an admin poll asking … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm
By Cecilia Uitermark UCR-Student Cecilia Uitermark decided to write a small column for the Four Freedoms Column Contest. Just because she felt inspired, just because she thought it would be fun to try out. And guess what, she won! With … Continue reading There Is No Freedom Without Dwarfs
By Dana Zoutman This February, Elon Musk launched a super rocket to send a Tesla car into orbit around Mars. Bowie’s “Space Oddity” will be playing throughout its journey . When someone on Twitter asked him why he was planning … Continue reading Do Aliens Even Matter in this Economy?