There is a wide range of places to check out in the Inland Empire that are also conveniently close to UCR. From he Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona to the Riverside Plaza right off the 91 freeway, there’s something in every corner. Located in Rancho Cucamonga, Victoria Gardens is another one of these must-see places. After just a 20 minute drive, you’ll find yourself at another IE gem where you can shop, dine, and just hang out!
Travelling abroad has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve met amazing people from all over the world, visited places I never imagined I would and grown so much by living thousands of miles from anything remotely close to home. With just a little over a month before I pack my bags and head back to California, I’m both dreading having to return and dying to get back to what I know and love. While the University of Warwick is a great school and I’ve enjoyed the courses I’ve taken here, it doesn’t compare to my experiences at UC RIverside.
Since this blog is written to expose the truth about life at UCR, here is a perspective that won’t come to you from a pamphlet. While I honestly would stay here in England longer if I could, there are some things about UCR I wish I could have brought with me. Below are the reasons why, if I had to make the choice again, I would choose UC Riverside as my university.
Source. “What will make me feel the least sweaty?”
With great heat comes great responsibility. Okay, maybe not, but it’s still a hassle to search for cute clothes to wear in the summer that won’t make you feel sweaty and miserable all day.
As the thermometer hits triple digits for the first few times this season, it’s easy to spot those of us who weren’t prepared for the fiery pit of lava that is Riverside from May to mid-September. Though it’s easy enough to sacrifice fashion in the name of not getting heat stroke, finding appropriate and fashionable clothing really isn’t as hard as it may seem.
At orientation before my freshman year, my group played a balloon exercise. Every activity that required time and attention was written on a separate balloon and the goal was to try to keep all the balloons in the air in order to give each activity each some time. Well, let me just say that the act of trying to balance all of these things was portrayed accurately by that exercise. For a lot of us, college consists of the part-time job, significant other, fraternity or sorority, and most importantly…sleep. What’s the key to keeping things balanced, you ask?