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There is no quick and easy solution to the California housing crisis, but hope...

The housing crisis is an incredibly difficult issue to solve with no single, obvious solution capable of satisfying everyone. The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness reported that an estimated 129,972 Californians were homeless...

Trump’s frivolous pardoning practices underscore issues with current pardoning system

Trump pardoned fellow billionaire Conrad Black on May 15, 2019, with very little explanation. The pardon allegedly came as a surprise to the media mogul, who was convicted of fraud back in July of...

ASUCR has potential, but they must learn from past mistakes in order to best...

UCR’s Associated Students serve several purposes, the most important being their representation of students from each distinct college within the university. While in theory this should be an opportunity for students to gain knowledge...

The inevitable rise of automation warrants cautious optimism

Society seems to be on the eve of an exciting new era of development. Automation is advancing at unprecedented rates, bringing with it many fears and grievances. Experts say that around 7 million jobs...

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...