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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

PETA’s euthanasia policy casts doubt on their goals

When documents released by the Center of Consumer Freedom revealed that last year PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) euthanized 95 percent of the pets in its care, many were outraged. Such...

Secrecy, a corrupting influence on democracy

Freedom of information and disclosure is as critical to our electoral process as freedom of speech.  Unfortunately, today’s free speech hides behind an iron curtain of secrecy, and the people are denied the opportunity...

Editorial: Movember: A call to action

The month of November has a variety of meanings for people. For some, it is the unofficial beginning of Riverside’s rainy season, when the Santa Ana winds pick up and rip papers away from...

The cause and solution of school violence, and how we can end the cycle...

When it happens, you don’t even realize it. Just a brief, surreal moment that could turn out to be a dream. You couldn’t see the horror coming. A booming sound comes from down the...

Writing cannot be graded by technology

“You are smarter than a calculator,” elementary school teachers often tell their students. “The human mind is a wonderful tool.” But as academic technology improves over the years, the first statement might not remain...

Editorial: Yale assuages sexual harassment complaints with ‘story time’

At a young age we are taught two rules: Ask for help when in trouble and listen to authority to keep out of trouble. When Alexandra Brodsky was a freshman at Yale University she...

Letter to the Editor: ASA endorses resolution to boycott Israeli institutions

The American Studies Association, a congregation of professors and students dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, voted with an overwhelming majority last month to endorse the academic boycott of the...

UCR-RTA partnership benefits the community

Last year, bus ridership among students went up, going from 9.1 million in 2012 to 9.3 million in 2013. Many are quick to assume that UC Riverside can ill-afford free transportation for its students,...

Hidden cash scavenger hunts: More than meets the eye

As the old saying goes, money makes the world go ‘round. Ever since human society first engaged in barter, minted the first coin, or printed the first piece of paper money, we as humans...

What do you mean “death with dignity”?

The death of Brittany Maynard at the beginning of this month, and her actions leading up to it, have sparked a debate on an individual’s right to die. The right-to-die movement argues that you...