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Nicole Danielle Martinez

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Tieks: The Ballet Flat Every Girl Needs in Her Life


I'm pretty sure you've heard of foldable shoes. I've worn my fair share and would have never thought that one day I would find a pair that were cute, comfortable and wearable.  

Tieks ballet flats are foldable shoes for women. So if you've been wearing heels all day, these flats will definitely come in handy. They even come with a pouch and a foldable bag, so you can stick them into your purse. 

I was so excited to get my first pair of Tieks, it took me about a week to decide on a color (they are all so cute). After compiling a list of pastels and patent colors, I finally settled on fuchsia. The ordering process was simple and my item shipped that very same day. When my shoes finally arrived, I was shocked to see that they came in the cutest packaging! I took 15 pictures in different angles before I opened up the box. Inside was a hand personalized note, a pouch and a bag for the shoes, along with information telling you about the design. 

I have never ordered shoes online, so this being my first time, I was a bit scared that the shoe wouldn't fit. I'm generally a size 8, but with some shoes I'm an 8 1/2. If there's anything you need to worry about when ordering Tieks, it should definitely not be the sizing. My shoes fit perfectly! Over the next week, I wore my Tieks everywhere, well at first I only wore them indoors because I have this thing where I don't want to dirty or ruin anything new. Eventually, I got the courage to take these babies outside and my feet were in heaven! Tieks make you feel very light and free, sometimes I forget that I'm wearing shoes, I call them pillows for my feet. 

BLACKBALLIN' a play by Rickerby Hinds



BLACKBALLIN' a play by Rickerby Hinds

"Blackballin’ uses historic moments in iconic American sports: football, baseball, basketball and boxing, as the means of exploring past and present race relations. Blackballin’ won the ASK/UCLA Playwriting award in 1995."

April 10, Thursday, 8:00 pm
April 11, Friday, 8:00 pm 
April 12, Saturday, 8:00 pm
April 17, Thursday, 8:00 pm
April 18, Friday, 8:00 pm   
April 19, Saturday, 2:30 pm
April 19, Saturday, 8:00 pm

Show your valid UCR Student ID to pick up your pre-paid ticket at the University Theatre 
Fine Arts Ticket Office, approved for one performance per production.

TICKETS: (951) 827-4331
$14 General, $12 Non-UCR students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children
Advance Tickets: University Theatre Fine Arts Ticket Office, Mon-Fri, 10am-3 pm
Walk-Up Tickets: ARTS Building Ticket Office, one hour before performances
Ticketmaster: (213) 480-3232, (714) 740-2000,


IE Cupcake Fair Exclusive Cupcake & Frosting Recipes


For More Information call Su Pak @ (909) 257-8862

(Riverside, CA) The Inland Empire Cupcake Fair “Cupcakes for a Cause” brings together baking enthusiasts from across the region to participate and enjoy this signature event.  This year the Cupcake Fair is celebrating the love of cupcakes with exclusive recipes from one of this year’s judges, Sara DeLeeuw from My Imperfect Kitchen, a popular food blog and Desi Massei from [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes, a Food Network “Cupcake Wars” winner and last year’s Cupcake Fair winner for Best Overall Cupcake and Most Unique Ingredient Cupcake.

“This year I wanted to do something really different and truly express how the Inland Empire Cupcake Fair ‘Cupcakes for a Cause’ is this region’s must-see, must participate and must-attend signature event for all baking enthusiasts,” said Su Pak, Founder and Executive Producer. “This year we were fortunate enough to have Sara and Desi participate and provide us exclusive recipes to share with everyone.”

The Second Annual Inland Empire Cupcake Fair “Cupcakes for a Cause” is set for Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Riverside Convention Center from 12-4 p.m..  The fair has cupcake tastings, judging, giveaways, live entertainment, cake decoration demonstrations by California Cake Decorations & Supply Co., live entertainment, free massages, Kids’ Zone, Active Zone, Craft Corner and lots of shopping!

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HCUCR & Neuro SLEEPover


Neuro will be on campus on April 9th (Wednesday) for a sleepover! Okay, not a real sleepover, but they'll be at the Bell Tower passing out goodies (eye masks, pillow cases, t-shirts) and Neuro sleep product from 11am-3pm. There will even be a photo booth with an actual bed! This SLEEPover will make every Highlanders dreams come true!

Neuro SLEEP is a scientifically-based functional beverage that gives you a full night's rest in a natural way. So if you're laying your pretty head on your pillow, but find yourself tossing and turning because of the heat, or the jitters, Neuro SLEEP will sure come in handy! Why lay in bed counting sheep, when you can drink a bottle of Neuro SLEEP to ease you into a restful slumber. 

Come on out and join us at the Bell Tower to grab yourself a bottle of Neuro SLEEP, you be the judge! Just don't drink it right there and then, or you might fall asleep in lecture. Don't say we didn't warn you! 

"Neuro SLEEP is available in three delicious flavors: Peach Apricot Original and our two new taste-bud teasers, Mellow Mango and Tangerine Dream. Each is a uniquely delectable way to get your natural beauty sleep."

Learn more here!

Twitter: @drinkneuro Instagram: @drinkneuro Facebook Page

Frankly Chat Comes to UCR


Frankly Chat is on campus this April 8th (Tuesday) from 11am-3pm. They'll be at the Bell Tower handing out some prizes! Come on out and get free stuff! And be sure to download the APP! 

What Is Frankly Chat & How Does It Work?

Normal texting is just words – Frankly takes chatting to a whole new level! Because, seriously - what if you want to yell? Or whisper? Or be sarcastic? Or funny? It’s not just about what you say, it’s HOW you say it. Please pick your favorite aspects of the app below and explain them in your blog post.

Here’s what makes Frankly Chat awesome:

• Color your mood! Change the color of your messages to match your mood - make what you say big and loud or small and subtle with a simple pinch! 

• It’s like a real conversation! Like normal convo’s, all messages disappear after it’s read unless you – the sender – want to keep it! 

• Hallelujah! You can un-send! – No matter what you send, when you send it, or whom you send it to, you can always un-send and take it back. If someone screen-grabs you’ll know! 

• Picture Previews – Now you can snap and send edge-to-edge pictures (with a peek-through preview) that you and your friends can open right in the conversation.

• So Many Ways to Connect – Add friends with an invite and a Personal ID Number (PIN), phone number, or email address. Once connected, you’ll see their profile and can start chatting right away – one-to-one or in groups! 

• Anonymous conversations. – Want to catch up on the latest gossip? Invite friends into one big anonymous conversation so everyone can say anything they want candidly! Frankly will make sure names don’t show up next to the messages or pictures. 

Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale


Location: Botanic Gardens Information Center 
  Parking Information

Category: Fundraising

Description: Spring Plant Sale at the UCR Botanic Gardens - Inland Area's Largest Plant Sale Event with nearly 10,000 plants and more than 500 varieties available for purchase. Children's activities. Gardening presentations by local experts.

Additional Information: 

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Botanic Gardens

Contact Information: 
Lisa Lemoine

13th Annual César E. Chávez 5K Run/Walk


Calling All Students, Faculty, Staff and Community
Are You up for the Challenge?

13th Annual César E. Chávez 5K Run/Walk 
Saturday, April 5, 2014
UC Riverside
7:30 - 11:00 am

UC Riverside's 13th Annual César E. Chávez 5K Run/Walk was created to celebrate the
legacy of César E. Chávez and raise critically needed funds for student scholarships at UCR.


Sign up as an individual or recruit your co-workers or friends and family to
join you and participate as a team. Set a fundraising goal and ask your
friends and family members to sponsor you in the Run/Walk.

$20/Individual and $80/Team (5 members)
Registration fees are waived when fundraising goal is met 

Schedule Of Events
Race Schedule:
Registration .............................…...........7:30 am
            (Registration will end at 8:15am)
5k Run/Walk ........................................8:30 am Sharp
Kids' Run.....................................….......9:30 am
(Children 12 & under)


How was your Spring break?