Umar Siddiqui

Hi, I am Umar Siddiqui. I am currently a student at the University of California, Riverside majoring in Media and Cultural Studies. My areas of interest in studies are mainly communications, journalism, media, and cultural/ social issues. My hobbies are anything Disney, music, creative writing, fashion, friends, social activism, etc. I am a very sociable person who is outgoing and opinionated; making my opinions known is important to me. I recently completed a fashion journalism short course online at the University of the Arts London's London College of Fashion. I am anticipating to graduate with my Bachelor's of Arts degree spring of 2017.

“Communication Fatigue” as Coined by Jeanne M. Stafford. What is It?

Communication is an important part of our lives because it is both universal and also an everyday usage. It is multidirectional and relational, which makes it complex and interesting, as I believe, personally. Communication is not a one-way street, but it is important how one communicates individually on many levels. …

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Grammy’s Partial Nominees, Thoughts, and Predictions

2015 has been a monumental year in music with a myriad of new albums and artists on the rise. Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Tove Lo, Halsey, and more all released great albums lately. Maroon 5 is ultimately my absolute favorite so, yes, I am …

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid: Friends or More?

British singer and former One Direction member, Zayn Malik, and model Gigi Hadid are now something of an item. After call off the engagement with fellow singer and Little Mix member, Perrie Edwards, the 22-year-old heartthrob is now seeing Hadid. The two have both actually recently ended romances with famous …

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Nola, White Rhino Dies in San Diego

We all know what an endangered species is, and some of us are particularly adamant that these need to be preserved. The endangered species in this case is the white rhino, which has died in the San Diego Zoo. A 41-year-old old Rhino at the San Diego Zoo and Safari …

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Diesel Military-Inspired Collection

Diesel is definitely one of my favorite stores to shop at for clothes, and yes, trust me I do that a lot! The store includes in it clothing that is suitable to anyone. I love their clothing, it, to me, is really genuinely a great place to shop!   I …

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Artist to Watch: Misterwives

Misterwives, sometimes stylized as MisterWives, is an indie band that has made it onto the rock songs chart earlier in the year of 2015. The first song I hear by them, and their song that received radio play, is called “Reflections.” It is a profoundly happy song with a vibe …

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Star Wars Land and Cosmetic Changes to Hit Disney Parks

I have to admit that I have been enjoying Disneyland in its two parks in California during its 60th anniversary Diamond celebration. I have been going during the holiday season, when the park is themed for Halloween and then for Christmas time. Of course renovations are taking place, as yesterday …

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Orthorexia Nervosa: What is It?

What is orthorexia nervosa? Well you may have heard of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, which are also eating disorders. These all have to do with when a person eats a certain way, most likely due to reasons that are related to weight. What is this new term though?   …

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Escaped Emu on loose in New Hampshire

An emu is on the loose. This time the catastrophe is happening to occur in New Hampshire. The emu has been spotted more than a few times in the town of Bow. The people cannot help but be inquisitive about its intentions and motivations. Related to other sizable, flightless birds …

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Crane Collapse in Islamic Holy Site kills 107

Mecca (Makkah) is the sacred, holy city for those that belong to the Muslim faith. Located there are many sacred Islamic sites, such as the Grand Mosque, or in Arabic, Masjed-al-Haram as it is known to the Muslim faith. The Mosque is the single holiest location for Islam in Saudi …

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