Post Tagged with: "protest"

by / on June 1, 2015 at 6:04 am / in News

Students shut down congressman’s office in response to budget cuts

Around 20 UCR and UCSB students trekked to Bakersfield, CA, last Wednesday to demand a meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and to protest his support for billions in proposed cuts to student aid at his office. The demonstration, […]

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by / on May 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm / in News

Workers and students protest for fair labor practices

About 25 students and UCR workers gathered to march across campus this Tuesday to protest alleged unfair UC labor practices, including laying off employees and outsourcing jobs. Organized by AFSCME 3299, part of one of the largest public service employee […]

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by / on May 12, 2015 at 6:00 am / in Opinions

‘If you want a symbolic gesture’

The American flag is never very far from view for anybody who lives in the United States. From police stations to gas stations, the country’s colors are flown with pride. Conversely, the flag is also a highly contentious symbol for […]

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by / on May 6, 2015 at 10:00 am / in Highlander Newsroom, Multimedia

Highlander Newsroom 05/06/15

This week in the Highlander Newsroom, we chat about our experiences at this year’s Spring Splash, debate the issues of standing on an American flag and talk about what it’s like to live below the poverty line. Be sure to […]

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by / on May 5, 2015 at 6:04 am / in News

Protester stepping on flag stirs emotion, controversy among students

Emotions are running high around campus after a student protested police killings of minority youth last Thursday by stepping on an American flag. One protester, a political science graduate student who helped organize the demonstration, was injured when another student […]

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by / on April 30, 2015 at 12:03 pm / in News

Student protester assaulted at police brutality demonstration

About five students protested the killing of unarmed minority youth by police in front of the HUB at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday, while one protester, a political science graduate student who did not wish to be named for personal safety […]

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by / on April 22, 2015 at 10:00 am / in Highlander Newsroom, Multimedia

Highlander Newsroom 04/22/15

This week in the Highlander Newsroom, we gush over the Food Truck Festival, explore the travesty of the stolen towels from the Student Recreation Center, and critique UCR’s methods of protesting. Be sure to catch the Highlander Newsroom on the […]

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by / on April 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm / in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Student-Regent relations can be fixed with better communication

Everybody within arm’s reach of college knows about the issues surrounding the looming increase of UC tuition. The administration is trying its best to make everybody happy and still keep the UC in the black while students face the increase […]

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by / on April 1, 2015 at 10:00 am / in Highlander Newsroom, Multimedia

Highlander Newsroom 04/01/15

This week in the Highlander Newsroom, we lament the last throes of Spring Break, debate what comments made by UC President Janet Napolitano regarding student protestors mean and highlight the approval of a UCR-based food pantry. Be sure to catch […]

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by / on December 9, 2014 at 6:04 am / in News

Global studies lecture provides insight on social media protests

On Dec. 3, renowned activist and author Todd Gitlin gave a lecture on the effects of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the future of social media protests at UCR. The lecture was held as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration […]

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