Anonymous asked: Hi! How can we apply for a position here at Life at UCR? Do you guys have any open positions right now? If so, what are the requirements to apply?
If you’re interested in contributing to the blog, we’re always considering applications. Please email a resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bonus: Staff writers are eligible for internship credit.
Requirements include the ability to write clearly and with skill, a general fondness for UCR and the ability to meet deadlines and reply to emails. Please include in your application if you’re involved in anything on campus, and sass/humor is an added bonus.
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Over the past few years, the fitness craze has absolutely exploded. Every minute, a new #swolepatrol selfie is uploaded to Instagram. “Protein style” is the new “animal style,” and everyone and their mothers are chugging kale as often as possible. In an era where Yogalates is an actual exercise and even Cinnabon posts their calorie count, where can Riverside students get their daily fitness fix?
“Why did you choose UC Riverside?” isn’t a question I get asked often enough, and when I am asked, I don’t say nearly enough. I was a high school senior in northern California three years ago, and at my high school, it’s a huge trend to move far away from home. A lot of my friends were getting into schools like Cal Poly SLO, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, MIT, Johns Hopkins … I think you get the picture.
But before we get to the part where I actually decided where to go to college, let’s talk about my college selection process. I didn’t apply out of state. I didn’t want to put my parents under the financial burden of paying out-of-state tuition, especially since I was a pretty average student and not exactly the most active. All of the schools I applied to were in California, and the majority of them were UCs. I knew my chances weren’t bleak, but I also knew they weren’t amazing.
Alright, ladies and gentlemen. My day-to-day schedule is weird and packed and altogether funky, but I’m making all the other writers put this together, so here’s mine: a day in my life. A Tuesday, to be exact.
Anonymous asked: Hello I am a transfer student and I went to check my UCR account and found out I was accepted but I didn't receive an official stating so. Do you think this might be a mistake I'm really worried.
It’s not a mistake! If your MyUCR account states that you were accepted, that’s it! You’re in. You did it. Pat yourself on the back. You’ll receive an official letter of admission within the next few weeks. Congrats!
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Anonymous asked: how do you make a class pass/fail?
Go to myforms.ucr.edu and click “Fill out a form.” Click “Undergraduate Enrollment Adjustment Form” and follow the instructions from there. Tomorrow is the last day to change a class to pass/fail (or S/NC, as some people call it). Keep in mind most departments do not allow students to S/NC classes that are required for their major, and you cannot S/NC a class if you’re on Academic Probation. If in doubt, check with your academic adviser.
I normally describe myself as an extrovert in an introvert’s body. If I had the choice between socializing with my friends and catching up on my latest television show obsession, my choice would be watching television (almost) every single time.
Introversion generally describes people who are focused on their own thoughts and feelings instead of external stimulation. This pretty much means that being an introvert in college is pretty darn hard, especially when a huge part of making friends means actually putting an appropriate pair of pants on and leaving your dorm or apartment. To ease the transition, here are a couple things you can do!