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Friday, April 19, 2019

The VA Mission Act is a false promise and must be revised

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in an attempt to completely reform today’s veteran medical care system, wants to shift billions of dollars to private healthcare. The VA is one of the cabinet departments...

Editorial: The skills of the humanities provide more than students believe

There are numerous steps involved in beginning your college career: the daunting application, the self-anger at being “too lazy” in high school while filling it out, and the stressful wait for acceptance letters. But...

R’Perspective: What’s hidden still stings

Everyone knows about the outwardly malicious form of bullying that involves overt force, harassment and sometimes violence. We’ve seen it in movies (such as “Mean Girls”), viral videos (such as World Star Hip-Hop) and...

Why a lack of mental health awareness in college can lead to crushed dreams

  By: Michael Rios Editor's note: Michael Rios is a UCR alumnus and former Highlander editor. Sometime during my third year at UCR, I gave up on a lifelong dream of becoming a physicist. I remember...

Marriage is not a secular institution

Recently, President Obama announced a shift in his position regarding same-sex marriage.  He said, “It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to...

Editorial: UCR forgets the students in dismissal of Professor Schoepf

"The distinctive mission of the University is to serve society as a center of higher learning, providing long-term societal benefits through transmitting advanced knowledge, discovering new knowledge, and functioning as an active working repository...

The conservative counterpoint to climate change

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been the target of media attention as the ethicality of his decisions as pilot of the agency have come into question. This scrutiny conceals a much larger issue about...

Up In Smoke: Anti-smoking policies will never work

In a recent announcement, the federal government and the state of California decided to take significant measures against tobacco and tobacco-related product consumption among younger Americans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented...

Subjectivity in recent ICE raids set a dangerous precedent

In the course of one week, 678 people in 12 states were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents as part of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Immigration enforcement is not...