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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.

Editorial: Smartphone privacy regulations in dire need of reform

The smartphone revolution marked a fundamental shift in the ways in which the average consumer communicates and shares information on a day-to-day basis.  One...

Editorial: Occupy UCR’s demands fall short

Last week, after over a month on campus, representatives of Occupy UCR released their demands.  The list, which is designed to “make UCR a...

Editorial: Colleges overestimate the importance of rankings

The real-world value of college rankings has long been disputed amongst the individuals and institutions they affect.  Some claim that rankings oversimplify the very...

Editorial: The value of college in a cash-strapped economy

Last week, a study conducted at UCLA revealed that more students than ever are attending college for the express purpose of attaining a job...

Editorial: Colbert and Stewart supplant “real” news with satire

This year, Stephen Colbert, popular comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” decided to throw his hat in the ring for the...

Editorial: Aggression of the few overpowers message of the many

Last week, UCR played host to the University of California’s first major student protest since peaceful activists at Davis were pepper sprayed by UC...

Editorial: Big-name websites threaten blackout to protest SOPA

There is growing concern among many in the online community that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a US bill that would give the...

Editorial: UCR’s protest guidelines unfairly restrict students’ rights

In what can only be characterized as a vast overreaction to the Occupy Davis and Berkeley protests, both of which were marred by police...

Editorial: How students and staff respond to Brown’s budget proposal will dictate future for...

Last week, Jerry Brown released a budget proposal that includes some $500 million in cuts to state funding for the UC. Brown hopes that...

Editorial: California must not resort to short-term fixes

In an effort to stem California's growing deficits, Jerry Brown's decisions will affect most everyone in California. Among other proposals, Brown intends on renewing...