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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Our brains need a rest despite life being pushed to the confines of our...

COVID has tested even the best of us when it comes to finding time to let the mind wander. Once a class or lecture is over, the only other safe option is to glue...

The Pope’s comments on parenthood don’t take the changing climate of having children into...

Last week, the Pope made comments claiming that couples choosing to remain childless or to only have one child were acting selfishly in the face of the number of orphans in the world. He...

The CDC’s decision to shorten isolation periods is for profit, not for protection

After almost two gruelling years, the announcement of a shortened isolation period for COVID infections should have been something met with great relief. This wasn’t the case, especially when it came to light that...

TikTok’s fashion trends are a gateway for overconsumption and cultural appropriation

TikTok has completely taken over the lives of millions across the world. The social media platform is famous for its rapidly changing trend cycles and never falling short on offering its users something new...

The un-gerrymandering of Michigan’s electoral districts could mean bad news for the Black vote

The Republican party in Michigan drew districts so far to their favor that claims of gerrymandering could no longer be ignored. After a decade of these undemocratic districts, justice is being restored with the...

California’s faulty gun law can’t solve the issue surrounding gun violence

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. Motivated over the years by incidents across the country, California has worked to clamp down on guns in an attempt to ensure...

Twitter was right to ban Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading COVID lies

On Sunday, Jan. 2, Twitter permanently suspended the personal account of Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for violation of the site’s COVID misinformation policies. Over the course of the pandemic, Greene has repeatedly pushed...

Americans aren’t willing to do the hard work of maintaining democracy

The Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol seemed like an event that should have been a tipping point for the country. It should have been an earth-shattering moment that encouraged the public...

Inside the fight for an $18 minimum wage in California

California minimum wage workers might see another wage increase as soon as 2022. Joe Sanberg, an anti-poverty activist and California native, is funding a ballot initiative to raise the state minimum wage to $18...

A response to ‘It’s time to take a closer look at the Cal Grant...

In reading the Opinions piece titled “It’s time to take a closer look at the Cal Grant and its systemic disadvantages,” the Financial Aid Office at UC Riverside wanted to provide a response as...