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Nicole Danielle Martinez

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What's your favorite sweet snack?


eBay's #GiftsForGrads


Graduation is upon us and you've worked hard for the past several years to get to where you are now, and it's time to "Treat Yo Self" (or better yet, be treated). If you've been eyeing a certain graduation gift lately but don't want to be too obvious about what you'd like to receive, then head on over to eBay and create a collection using the hashtag #GiftsForGrads. Share your collection with your loved ones so they get the hint! Not only does eBay have the best deals, but if you create a #GiftsForGrads collection, you'll be entered to win $500 to shop on eBay! How awesome is that?!!

Need a little inspiration? Then check out my collections below.

1) #GiftsForGrads

2) #GiftsForGrads

Create your own list here: (sweepstakes ends June 15, 2014).


Finals Survival Kit



"Grab a study date and head to Chipotle for the perfect pre-library meal!"

GO! Challenge: UC Walks


Join us for our 5th annual UC Walks event! You'll get some healthy snacks, a free T-Shirt, sunscreen and chapstick! Plus you'll be given a raffle for each lap that you walk, how awesome is that!!

Scotty Tryouts!


Who'se Side? RRRRRRRRRR'Side! If you've got sprirt and pep, then why not try out for Scotty the Bear?! 

E-Mail for more information.

What summer movie are you anticipating?


Did you have fun at Spring Splash?


HCUCR Presents: R'Campus Has Got Talent (Auditions)

HCUCR is hosting it's 2nd Talent Show at the Barn on May 8th!! And we want YOU to participate. Come act out a skit, read a poem, sing, dance, do a magic act, entertain us!

Please prepare an act that is less than 4 minutes long!
Auditions will be held from 4-6pm on Monday April 28th at the Bears Den (located next to the 3 ATM machines). E-Mail with any questions/concerns.

See you there!

Sign up here:


Tieks Review: 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 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,