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UC layoffs further reveal that the UC is ran like a corporation instead of...

The University of California (UC) stated that there would be no layoffs amid the growing job insecurity within the U.S. As one of the largest employers in California, this was promising news to the...

Cutting from the bottom-up: The elimination of UCR athletics and the School of Public...

As UCR approaches the new academic year, one of the main concerns facing Highlanders is the Budget Advisory Committee’s (BAC) proposal to eliminate UCR Athletics along with the School of Public Policy (SPP). This...

Reform or defunding — either way change within the UCPD is long overdue

People, especially Black people, have long been exhausted by the continuing issues of police brutality and racism that is perpetuated by the current systems implemented. In the past two months, nationwide protests have broken...

Janet Napolitano and UC chancellors’ 10% pay cut is simply a symbolic gesture rather...

Toward the end of March, the transition to remote learning left the UC buried under housing contract and dining plans cancellations along with their health centers scrambling to prepare for COVID-19 patients. After being...

Approving Riverside County supervisors’ request to rescind coronavirus health orders sends misleading message that...

Following California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to begin transferring more decision-making power over the reopening process to local public officials, it is no surprise that Riverside County officials are already debating what steps to...

Title IX revisions sends message to sexual violence survivors that their voices are unwanted

In 1972, Congress enacted a federal law to prevent sex-based discrimination in schools known as Title IX. Under Title IX, survivors of sexual violence can legally hold their universities accountable for keeping them safe...

As COVID-19 rages on, the UC must begin preparing for an online fall 2020

Though thousands of lockdown protestors would like to believe otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic has so far shown no clear signs of ending anytime soon.  At time of writing, there are over 1,400 coronavirus-related fatalities...

If Rapunzel can do it so can we: Americans must remain at home and...

On the evening of Tuesday, April 28, San Clemente’s City Council voted unanimously to reopen their city-owned beaches on the following Saturday in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, this prompted waves of...

The Environmental Protection Agency’s duty is to protect the environment, not big businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned society onto its head. Our education system, our economy and the very way we live our lives have all been severely impacted. Faced with this alarming shift...

Fact-checking is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

NBC News published a story earlier this month with a troubling headline: “African Americans may be dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate. Better data is essential, experts say.” From the first...