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Friday, December 6, 2019

Letter to the Editor: The demands of Occupy UCR

The Demands of Occupy UCR After spending the last three weeks listening to the concerns of the UCR community, we at Occupy UCR compiled the following list of campus-specific demands. The purpose of these demands...

Letter to the Editor: The Audacity of Hope

Daniel Ruppert-Majer, History major with a European concentration Contact: drupp001@ucr.edu The article “Snowflakes melt fast and so will President Obama’s legacy” postulates that “Obama’s presidency was one of the worst this country has seen in a long...

Education shouldn’t be capitalized on

Recently, Navient Corp., the largest student loan servicer in the country, was sued for cheating its borrowers. Navient was found guilty of providing misinformation to student borrowers, ignoring complaints, incorrectly processing payments and using...

Editorial: Tuition plan is Janet Napolitano’s proving ground

Only one year into her first year as UC president, Janet Napolitano is facing her most difficult challenge yet. It’s not about passing her much talked-about tuition plan, though — it’s taking on the...

Mind your own business: Georgia’s new restrictions on abortion set a dangerous precedent

Actress Busy Philipps shared a deeply personal experience on her show Busy Tonight. After hearing that Georgia passed a new law putting new restrictions on abortions, Busy shared that she, at age 15, had...

UCR’s e-book program will free students of a major financial burden

Due to the high costs students have to deal with when it comes to purchasing textbooks for their courses (on average, $1,700 per student per academic year), UCR launched the Affordable Course Material Initiative...

Celebration in the face of death

  We recently lost Alan Rickman, who was probably known best as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies. This is right on the heels of the death of musician David Bowie, who was also...

R’Pantry — a program necessary for fighting food insecurity

When battling an empty wallet and the ticking clock of a college schedule, it is often difficult to consider — much less prioritize — nutrition. Before college, my parents had always provided a well-stashed...

What we lose if we do nothing on immigration

The political debate on immigration reform in the United States has been a lingering issue for decades. Overwhelming bipartisan legislation to reform the nation’s flawed immigration policy was passed in the Senate last June,...

Imperfect flu shot, perfect reasons to still get it

  The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently published some startling statistics: more than 80,000 people in America died of the flu in the winter of 2017-2018, the highest number seen in over a...