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.

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory’s Amy, on struggle of being religious and being in Hollywood

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory's Amy, on struggle of being religious and being in Hollywood

You may know Mayim Bialik as Amy from the comedy TV show, The Big Bang Theory. She has made her stance clear on the issue of religion in Hollywood. Being a religious person, she feels it is “close to impossible” to be religious in Hollywood. She uses the words “never” …

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Back to School 2015

Back to School 2015

Is it already that time again? It is for some and for others it is the words and time of year they dread, “Back to school.” We anticipate summer break to be a long vacation, and then we complain that it was not enough. Besides that, let me talk about …

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Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman

Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman

  Was it really all that much of a pain to read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school? How much do you remember of it? I remember the memorable characters from the book, Scout, Atticus Finch, Jem, Boo Radley, and I remember talking about the symbolism and motifs in …

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Bill Maher Criticizes Trump’s Stance on Immigration

Bill Maher Criticizes Trump's Stance on Immigration

In his Friday monologue, Bill Maher has choice words for two figures that have been trending topics in news lately, Josh Duggar from “19 Kids and Counting” and presidential candidate Donald Trump, who well all know too well. He first picked at Josh Duggar, who has recently been in the …

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Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017

Speaking of the magnificent things in this universe that before our very eyes, a solar eclipse, which is not only a solar eclipse, but is a total solar eclipse is heading to the lower 48 states of the United States and can be seen on August 21, 2017, approximately two …

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Shoreham Airshow Tragedy

Shoreham Airshow Tragedy

Tragedy struck in England today when in the Shoreham Airshow, things went awry and a military Hawker Hunter jet partaking in the show, crashed into a busy road with several vehicles, killing seven people and even injuring an additional 14 people; these 14 are to be treated for minor injuries. …

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