Grass is the problem, grassroots is the solution

Grass is the problem, grassroots is the solution

Amid the persisting “megadrought” that is ravaging California, human usage of water, according to the Public Policy Institute of California, has not changed. Californians are far too comfortable with their water-use habits, but it is not urban water use that […]

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Physical planning study sees room to grow

UCR held two planning workshops to seek the input of the campus community in determining the future of physical space on campus last Tuesday, Feb. 24. The first workshop, held in the HUB, was designed for students, staff and faculty […]

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Softball wins four of five at Wildcat Invitational

February 27, 2015 Highlanders 7 — Rams 1 A Friday tilt against the Colorado State Rams was first on the docket for the UCR softball team in the Wildcat Invitational. Looking to extend their seven-game winning streak, the Highlanders set […]

“Comedy Apocalypse 12”: Last laugh before Finals

“Comedy Apocalypse 12”: Last laugh before Finals

The Barn was filled with rows of plastic chairs and the sounds of funk music on Wednesday night as the crowds filled in for “Comedy Apocalypse 12.” Hosted by KUCR and emceed by UCR’s own Juan “Action” Flores, the night […]

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Student Spotlight: Natalie Shevchenko dances to her own beat

“I was really scared at first,” Natalie Shevchenko, a first-year undeclared student reflected on the first time she entered a dance studio at the age of six; a remarkable 11 years ago. Now at age 17, Shevchenko represents University of […]

Highlander Newsroom 02/25/15

Highlander Newsroom 02/25/15

This week in the Highlander Newsroom, we talk about UCR’s plans for expansion and how outreach can be improved, debate the merits of ASUCR’s $40,000 program to hand out free sweatshirts to freshmen, and touch on how Omarion danced the […]

Facebook’s new legacy contact: More than a way to maintain a selfie

Facebook’s new legacy contact: More than a way to maintain a selfie

Last week, Facebook reminded me that my time on this swell Earth is short with the social network’s recent update — the legacy contact. Now, imagine this unfortunate scenario: You just died. As a ghost, you are bemoaning the fact […]