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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

First safe-sex vending machine is officially installed on campus

Last Wednesday Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) at UCR installed UCR’s first operational safe-sex vending machine at the Student Recreation Center (SRC). It is located at the SRC North building next to the racquetball...

UCR professor discusses misinformation surrounding vaccines

A measles outbreak has spread throughout 22 states in the United States, with over 700 reported cases thus far. The Highlander reached out to Professor Richard Carpiano of public policy and sociology at UC...

Outreach efforts dominate discussion during ASUCR meeting

The fourth ASUCR meeting of the quarter took place on Wednesday, April 24. The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. The meeting then moved on to officer reports. Connie Wi, the marketing director...

ASUCR elections struggle with low voter turnout

The 2019 ASUCR elections, which officially began on Monday, April 22 and was supposed to end on Friday, April 26, currently stand with approximately 10 percent voter turnout as of Thursday, April 25, lower...

Progressive activist group hosts Sanders 2020 presidential kickoff rally on campus

On Saturday, April 27, local community organizers, led by the “28ers”, a progressive political activist coalition, hosted a kickoff event supporting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential primary campaign for the Democratic Party. The...

Green Campus Action Plan Committee teams up with student organizations to host the UCR...

On April 26, the UC Riverside Green Campus Action Plan (GCAP) Committee co-hosted the Sustainability Fair at noon at the Bell Tower in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability. The event featured almost a...

Highlander Abroad Referendum appears on ballot despite absence from official elections guide

During Elections Week at UCR this year, there was an issue with the ballot as the Highlander Abroad Referendum appeared on it despite not appearing on the elections guide sent out by the Elections...

Additional charge for suite-style residence halls to be eliminated starting next year

In an interview with the Highlander, Andy Plumley, the assistant vice chancellor of auxiliary services, stated that beginning next school year the extra charge for suite-style residence halls such as Pentland Hills will be...

ASUCR President Semi Cole issues executive order to extend the election for two additional...

Due to reports of technical difficulties with their voting system, ASUCR announced on Thursday night, April 25 via an Instagram story that the Senate would hold an emergency vote on Saturday, April 27 at...

ASPB explains reasoning behind controversial 2019 Spring Splash changes

Following an April 9 Instagram post detailing a series of changes to the format and rules of the annual Spring Splash festival, the Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) received considerable backlash. This reaction was...