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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Write-off: Mama mia! Mama mia! Cover songs have got to go

As I was driving home from UCR last Friday, I was unlucky enough to be flipping through the channels on my car radio (most of the stations were on commercial breaks) and happened upon...

Why unsecure e-waste presents a problem we can’t ignore

For all the joys and conveniences that technology brings us, it all comes with one hell of a danger: Security and privacy. We all know about using firewalls and security software to protect our...

Op-Ed: UC Tuition Increase Gets a Failing Grade

January 26, 2017 marked a pivotal moment in the UC system’s history, as the University of California approved a proposal to increase tuition by 2.5 percent, jumping from $11,220 to a new tuition cost...

Allowing girls to join Boy Scouts is a step forward in creating tomorrow’s leaders

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11 that, starting in 2018, it will allow girls to join the Cub Scouts, and that it plans to make the Eagle Scout program...

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...

Tall Tail #16

Blackface vs. critical tweets: California universities are struggling to balance free speech with respect

It’s clear that there is a certain unevenness in how “freedom of speech” is defined, regarded and respected at public universities when it comes to offensive speech — an unevenness, as pointed out by...

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...

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...

A healthy society requires strengthening vaccination laws

There has been a sharp decline in the number of individuals getting vaccinated over the course of several years globally. Research has shown that whooping cough, which is a vaccine-preventable disease, has increased in...