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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Canceling cancel culture

Many prominent figures such as James Charles, Kanye West and James Gunn have been affected by cancel culture. Cancel culture has become the new way of mass vocalizing the dissatisfaction that comes from a...

My experiences from ASUCR: reflections from the past and changes for the future

By: Sami Al-Alami Editor’s note: Samir Al-Alami was a member of the latest ASUCR elections committee and is a current contributing writer here at the Highlander.  Coming to college, I didn't have much of an idea...

“Nuking” the Iran deal means an unstable and volatile world

Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA – the “Iran deal”) in May 2018, the world’s prospects for increased denuclearization and nonproliferation have decreased significantly....

Trump’s frivolous pardoning practices underscore issues with current pardoning system

Trump pardoned fellow billionaire Conrad Black on May 15, 2019, with very little explanation. The pardon allegedly came as a surprise to the media mogul, who was convicted of fraud back in July of...

North Korea’s recent missile test signals that they are running out of patience

On Saturday, May 4, Kim Jong-un fired “missiles” in the air. The U.S. government responded by stating that Kim’s action did not violate their agreement to not launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) implying that...

Israel reelects a right-wing demagogue as the nation openly flirts with authoritarianism, greatly endangering...

On April 9, over four million Israeli citizens went to the polls and re-elected the current right-wing coalition led by incumbent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. His reelection, despite facing severe legal indictments from Attorney...

ASUCR has potential, but they must learn from past mistakes in order to best...

UCR’s Associated Students serve several purposes, the most important being their representation of students from each distinct college within the university. While in theory this should be an opportunity for students to gain knowledge...

Magic mushroom medicine: a potential new method for treating depression and addiction

Denver recently passed legislation decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms and the rest of the United States might do well to follow the Coloradoan city’s example. It isn’t surprising Denver voted to decriminalize the substance, seeing as...

Caster Semenya’s race to equality in Olympic Sports

The Olympics are a time when athletes get to put their talents on display for the world to see. However, South African women’s runner, Caster Semenya does not get the chance to do the...

Trump’s reckless economic aggression against China will result in an inevitable humiliation for America

On May 10, President Trump announced 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, and China retaliated with their own tariffs on $60 billion worth of American imports. Although a temporary truce...