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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.

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 49 will qualify for healthcare. Approved by Gov. Newsom, the new plan...

California’s new gun restrictions present Constitutional questions that may not survive legal challenges

After being blocked by a federal judge in December, California’s new comprehensive gun restrictions have gone into place after the federal appeals court put...

With nursing students blocked from public education, Californians face an exacerbated nursing shortage

Entering the nursing field has grown increasingly difficult in recent years, with barriers to entry that have little or nothing to do with actual...

The Riverside County Sheriff’s investigation into voter fraud is a transparent voter intimidation tactic

The 2020 Elections were surrounded by controversy after former President Donald Trump made accusations that the election was rigged. This “Big Lie” was an...

President Xi Jinping’s San Francisco visit served only as a reminder of the U.S.’s...

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to San Francisco was a major subject of discussion for Asian Americans as protests broke out throughout the city...