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After gambling with security and federal jobs, Trump has played himself into a corner

On Jan. 25, President Donald Trump surprised the nation in an unexpected decision to end the longest U.S. government shutdown in history for a period of three weeks while continuing to debate border security....

The decision to undergo intersex surgery should be left up to the intersex individual,...

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, California lawmakers rejected Senate Bill 201 (SB 201), a measure that aimed to ban medically unneccessary treatment for intersex infants ages six and under. Democratic State Sen. Scott Wiener, the...

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...

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...

New STEM High School promises wide benefits, overlooks associated challenges

The UCR Academic Senate recently released a summary of a draft agreement reached between UCR, Riverside Unified School District and the City of Riverside that has committed to construct a Science, Technology, Engineering and...

Singapore’s fake news law has free speech activists worried, but only time will tell...

Free speech advocates in Singapore had quite a scare this month over the country’s newly established “fake news” law. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act came into effect Oct. 2, and, to...

Low enrollment is the silent killer for institutions during the pandemic

As a new wave of students are set to apply to college, UCR must consider how they are going to appeal the most to prospective students now that there are more challenges than benefits...

Governor Cuomo’s resistance to religious pressure is an example for all politicians

Shortly after signing a bill that strengthened the legal protections to an abortion on Jan. 22, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York was met with condemnation by his religious constituents, some of who...

Diversity matters: changes must be made to the Academy Awards if they are to...

The 2020 Oscar nominations were released this January, and they’re pretty much exactly what everyone has come to expect. To nobody’s surprise, films like Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a...

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...