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Pulling out of the Paris climate accord is bad for the environment and the...

On Monday, Nov. 4, the U.S. took the first step in a year-long process to formally withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The accord was signed into effect on Nov. 4, 2016, by 196...

UCR’s “Cool School” ranking paves the way for future sustainability projects

UCR recently placed 27th out of 201 universities in the Sierra Club’s “Cool School” ranking system. This ranking scores each participating university on sustainability, giving points for factors such as the degree of divestment...

The inevitable rise of automation warrants cautious optimism

Society seems to be on the eve of an exciting new era of development. Automation is advancing at unprecedented rates, bringing with it many fears and grievances. Experts say that around 7 million jobs...

Away with the death penalty, let prisoners sweat for salvation

  California hasn’t executed anyone in nine years and a certain pro-death penalty group has waited long enough. They recently proposed a ballot extending prison labor to inmates on death row, as well as provided...

Greater media access to the White House is the key to a better-informed public

President Donald Trump’s administration team kicked the media beehive once again on Friday, Feb. 24, during an informal press briefing called a press gaggle. Several news outlets, including CNN, the New York Times and...

Civil rights versus civil liberties

Recently, free speech was on the chopping block at UC campuses across the state. At the direction of President Mark Yudof, the President’s Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion investigated anti-Semitic hate...

Is changing vending machine snacks necessary to combat obesity?

Courtesy of Pennsylvania State University Riverside tried to start a trend about a year ago of swapping junk food and sodas in vending machines, to healthier snacks such as nuts, trail mix and low fat...

Op-Ed: An open letter to the UCR community

By: Prof. Emeritus Ivan Strenski, Department of Religious Studies In 2015, I retired after two decades of teaching and service at UCR. I have always been proud to declare myself a member of the UCR...

The UCSC wildcat strike is a fight against an anti-worker UC system

Courtesy of City on a Hill Press Treating workers with respect, dignity and fairness is something that is completely foreign in many nations, especially in the United States....

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey is setting the standard for helping the homeless

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey has spent somewhere between 10 and 15 nights in an aluminum homeless shelter since the beginning of October in an effort to raise awareness for the city’s homeless crisis. The...