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The Highlander editorials reflect the majority view of the Highlander Editorial Board. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Associated Students of UCR or the University of California system.

California’s National Parks need more than preservation

A recent report by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) using data collected in 2021 identifies four California National parks with the most unhealthy...

California desperately needs financial literacy education

Financial literacy presents a huge challenge for college students, especially when its been painfully absent from required curricula for their entire educational career. However,...

Legacy admissions deny students a truly holistic process

The California legislature is considering Assembly Bill 1780, which would withhold CalGrant funding to universities that favor legacy applicants. Donor and alumni connections present...

The lifting of degree requirements for state jobs is so minimal as to border...

The State of California is working to make state jobs more accessible by lifting some degree requirements. Many programs have also been trying to...

The California government’s obstructionist tendencies squash the freedom of the press

After the height of the pandemic, there have been an increasing number of hurdles to returning to normalcy. The California government communications staff is...

California learning loss suit acknowledges the inequities faced by Los Angeles and Oakland students

Cayla J. v. California, a case brought in 2020, was recently decided. The case, brought by 14 low-income students of color from Oakland and...

School boards have to transcend politics even when nothing else does

The Temecula Valley Unified School District’s (TVUSD) board president, Josepth Komrosky, has become the target of a recall after a petition demanding his removal...

UC’s commitment to lifting bans on legally hiring undocumented students is an empty promise

After years of pressure to remove restrictions on the hiring of undocumented students, led by The Opportunity for All campaign, a group of students...

California’s criminalization of homelessness is a hateful policy the Supreme Court can’t be counted...

The unhoused are up next on the Supreme Court’s chopping block as they agreed to hear a decision made by the Ninth Circuit Court...

MediCal expansion moves California closer to an equitable healthcare system

For the first time in California’s history, undocumented immigrants ages 26 to 40 will qualify for healthcare. Approved by Gov. Newsom, the new plan...