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Student engagement at UCR is lacking: what can we do?

Modernity has given birth to the “college experience,” a notion that an undergraduate degree encompasses more than just tedious coursework. It is an idea that college students receive an experience that allows them to...

The 2020 Democratic primary: the best option is compromise

The running pool of candidates on the Democratic tickets reflects the fracturization within the American left. It may feel to many like a race between progressives and moderates, identity and policy and even rhetoric...

Wikileaks’ struggle with the government highlights the balance between transparency and privacy in a...

It feels like people have forgotten the events of 2010-11 when an international outcry was sparked by the release of top secret American government documents through Wikileaks, a platform which hackers all over the...

What can we do about the opioid crisis in America?

Although drug abuse is by no means a new problem for modern society, its prevalence has been largely bolstered by the drastic number of overdose deaths in recent decades. According to the Center for...

You can’t rule the world without friends: withdrawing aid damages US foreign interests

There are perhaps no better examples of the benefits of American foreign aid than Japan, South Korea and Germany. These are countries that once languished in poverty, often falling beholden to imperial powers in...

College bribery scandal reveals unsurprising rift in admission process

The U.S. Department of Justice faced a record breaking scandal when it was revealed on March 12 that at least 50 people were being indicted in a college admissions-related prosecution, also known as Operation...

Affirmative action positions Asian Americans in identity purgatory

An Oct. 2018 lawsuit regarding Harvard’s alleged discriminatory admissions process against Asian-Americans garnered national media attention, bringing to light at least two issues in affirmative action and where Asians should stand on it. In a...

Washington Post lawsuit highlights prominence of unethical reporting

On Feb. 20, it was made public that the family of Nicholas Sandmann was suing The Washington Post for a hefty $250 million over the rhetoric the paper used to report an incident involving...

Trump’s national emergency sets a dangerous precedent for partisan politics

Unsatisfied with the bipartisan agreement to allocate roughly $1.4 billion towards new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to get the full amount of funding that...

The candidate pool for 2020 shows just how unpredictable the next presidential election will...

Though the 2020 presidential election is not happening in the immediate future, there has been a recent surge in announcements pertaining to the event. Whether it’s exploratory committees or official declarations to run for...