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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Write-Off: Aliens – truth or real? or The Highlander Files – the truth is...

Sci-fi writer Arthur Clarke once said, “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.” We are not. There’s so much evidence out there pointing to the fact that we...

Op-Ed: In defense of student employee benefits

Writer: Hayden Jackson, Political Science, ‘18 Email:hayden.jackson@email.ucr.edu I love my job here at UCR. I really do.I am a student first and an employee second when my boss is writing the schedule, and this is...

Taking a seat to take a stand

There is always controversy that goes along with any protest, but no institution in America knows controversy like the NFL. The 2016-17 football season kicked off in early August as it has for decades. The...

First place

UC sanctuary campuses are needed to shield undocumented students

In response to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, UC President Janet Napolitano promised last November not to comply with federal agencies who may seek to deport undocumented students on UC campuses. This move...

Assumptions

Interfering with protests means silencing freedom

There’s an inherited right we have as Americans that we take for granted and misuse often: Freedom of speech. We like freedom of speech. This country was founded on the principles of freedom while...

Don’t feed the trolls by the Bell Tower

Last week, a noteworthy sight on campus was a group of religious extremists armed with signs at the Bell Tower vehemently condemning homosexuality, abortion and even yoga pants as sins. Most students usually ignored...

The far-right’s momentum in Germany is a warning for the west

Germans headed to the polls on Sunday, Sept. 24 for the fractured nation’s 19th federal election, and the result surprised absolutely no one. The country’s newest and far-right party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD),...

California must put the brakes on new gas tax

On Wednesday, Nov. 1 came a much-dreaded gas tax increase, which immediately inflated gasoline prices by 12 cents per gallon and diesel fuel prices by 20 cents per gallon. Naturally, that wasn’t enough; it...