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Friday, June 5, 2020

“Who is right? The pope or the vandals?”

  On September 23rd, Pope Francis visited Washington DC. During the pope’s trip, he canonized — which is to declare sainthood — a controversial 18th century missionary named Junipero Serra, who set up California’s Catholic...

Want true universal health care coverage? Nominate Bernie Sanders

Gabriel Becerra is a third year International Affairs and Public Policy student here at UCR. He participates in several political student organizations with the most time spent with YDSA which meets every...

Oculus Rift shows potential but only a glimpse of reality

The Oculus Rift (OR) is the newest major release of virtual reality technology to the public. For the modest price of $600 the OR could, quite literally, be a dream come true for many....

Letter to the Editor from Brian Williams

To reverse UC privatization, more austerity needed with student funds May 4, 2012 We are all more or less familiar with the current situation: state funding for the University of California (UC) has been in decline...

With the rise of Uber, the taxi industry is too small to survive

Throughout the past decade, the ridesharing company Uber has established its prominence in the transportation industry worldwide. A fixture of the sharing economy that is developing  among millennials, Uber’s growth has largely displaced the...

Op-Ed: An open letter regarding Wilcox’s silence

Writer: Carisha Maria Moore, ASUCR executive vice president and undergraduate representative of the UC-wide Title IX Advisory Board Major: Third-year, cellular, molecular and developmental biology Email: asucrevp@ucr.edu Recently, our very own Chancellor Kim Wilcox was alleged to...

R’Perspective: The struggle of voting with a religious conscience

From a time before I can remember, I’ve been a Catholic. I was baptized very young, and consequently have been going to church and learning about that faith for more or less my entire...

Editorial: It’s just stuff: Keep Black Friday on Friday

Every year, in the early morning hours of the day after Thanksgiving, a ritual occurs where millions of shoppers gather impatiently outside large retailers, attempting to take advantage of special deals. Some camp out...

A new perspective: the liberal case for Mitt Romney

On Nov. 4, 2008, people everywhere across the nation stood transfixed to their televisions, straining to catch a glimpse of whom our democracy had decided would be fittest to shepherd our country out of...

Better meals on wheels: Improving the food truck festival

On April 16, UC Riverside held its second annual Food Truck Festival on campus during the weekly nooner. In collaboration with ASUCR, the school was able to bring 21 food trucks that ranged from...