46.9 F
Riverside, US
Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Yale fraternity lawsuit highlights the frayed and complex nature of Greek life

Over hundreds of years, in spite of their earnest academic origins, traditional Greek letter fraternities have since become infamous for their involvement in the ongoing issue of collegiate sexual misconduct. Fraternity life has played...

One size does not fit all: Riverside homelessness

In 2018, “the number of homeless people in Riverside County decreased by 4 percent” compared to the year before. Clearly, this is a good sign: reducing homelessness is imperative to providing these individuals with...

Asian representation in media is rising, but it’s not enough

2018 saw a large increase in the amount of Asian and Asian-American representation in pop culture, most notably with the premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Hollywood’s first movie with an all Asian cast in...

With a chance to show genuine remorse, Ariana Grande plays victim instead

Always somewhere in the midst of the public eye, pop singer Ariana Grande has recently found herself once more in its center after displaying a photo of her latest tattoo online. Written in Japanese,...

Contrition and honesty are the best choice when confronting a painful, racist past

In the past few weeks, the Commonwealth of Virginia has been ravaged by another racial controversy. On Feb. 1, 2019, a yearbook from Governor Ralph Northam was released to the mainstream media. This yearbook...

Disney lobbies Congress to change copyright laws

Disney’s recent lobbying efforts have extended copyright laws far past their original expiration date. As a result, Mickey Mouse will not enter the public domain until 2024, and Star Trek won’t enter the public...

Campaign finance contributions are a threat to American democracy and should be addressed as...

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed in his State of the Union Address that “the need for collecting large campaign funds would vanish if Congress provided an appropriation for the proper and legitimate expenses...

L.A. teachers’ demands for smaller class sizes can address the city’s educational shortcomings

The United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) is a union that consists of approximately 33,000 teachers based around the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The goal of this union is to help teachers,...

A nuanced take is the only way to understand Ted Bundy

Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of his execution, the late convicted serial killer, Ted Bundy, is rising once more into the limelight. While a consistently contentious subject since the 1970s, this year has seen...

Bill Clinton’s scandalous exit means trouble for impeachment today

20 years ago, starting Jan. 9, 1999, and continuing until the beginning of February, the second ever Senate trial of a president of the United States was held, starring former President Bill Clinton. His...