Rant Along With Ray

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By Ray

In college, I used to have this one thought every finals week after weekends of pushing back studying while going to bars and binging on TV shows, only to finally cram in the library and study like a life depended on it.

By Ray

As my laundry piles, carpet stains and the dust rests in my room I realize that I just don’t have time outside of school anymore.

By Ray

With a generous gift from the Helen Diller Foundation, UCSF has been able to finally answer the question, “What would you do if you won the lottery?”

By Ray

It’s not uncommon to find students coming into UCSF with a full-fledged relationship — one of those we’ve-been-steady-for-two-years types. But as we know all too well, UCSF isn’t always friendly to our long-distance lovebirds.

By Ray
Given the recent events surrounding the presidential election, I find it hard to scribble about the topic I originally had intended to delve into: love. I mean, in such a packed city, how do I find so many single people who just can’t find the one to swipe right? I planned to make some profound statement about our hopeless yearning for romance through a screen, and just the general lack of intrigue happening on campus — but in light of what has happened, I think the real question is where is the love?
By Ray
When nature calls, you go. There are no gender lines, arbitrary rooms and designated stalls. When your bowels are moving, sweat is dripping and the tensions are tight as can be, regardless of what sign that bathroom has up, you go. Nature happened to call really strongly upon my friend one day while we were working through the late night in the SimLab Clinics and to her terror, the women’s restroom was undergoing a cleaning. So like any normal person with an exploding bladder, she went into the men’s.
By Ray
Welcome back students! The school has dearly missed you. Since you’ve been gone, there have been some new additions. As you must have noticed, the school is now officially an open campus. They’ve managed to finally make the hole on the Parnassus side of campus the size of three tanks, although they have been working very adamantly and carefully not to make the progress too noticeable.
By Ray
Dear Ray, I am a 3rd year BMS PhD student. The topic of my rant suggestion is the extreme heaviness of many doors here at UCSF (Parnassus Medical Sciences and Mission Bay Genentech Hall would be two prime examples). In addition to frequently leaving me confused and annoyed, I believe these heavy doors to be a potential safety hazard: if I ever forget to brace myself and assume a proper wide-legged stance when opening said doors, then chances are pretty good that instead of pulling the door towards my body I will end up pulling my body into contact with the door.
By Ray
I still can’t attach a document to my UCSF email. Still. I don’t know how long it’s been since the majority of the U.S. population has switched over to Google Chrome, but I am still required to open that ancient relic, Internet Explorer, every time I need to attach anything to my email.
By Ray
I just came out of the one Interprofessional Education class of the quarter and just like that, I’m back to my own little grad school bubble. I can see why Interprofessional Education class are needed — it truly is alarming how small of a bubble you can find yourself in, even in the mini-world of UCSF.