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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Editorial: Two sides to the Black Friday coin

With Thanksgiving Break just around the corner, students are eagerly packing their bags and preparing for the last days of classes before freedom is, at least temporarily, achieved. Whether they head home to enjoy...

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...

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...

Wilcox’s silence on sexual violence discussions is deafening

The #MeToo movement has brought the topics of sexual violence, assault and harassment to the forefront of public discussion in recent months. Yet, despite this movement’s prominence and the necessity for the campus community...

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...

Make the UC great again; Trump for UC President

First and foremost, the president of the University of California’s duty is to shape the vision — the mission statement —  for the university system by working with the UC Board of Regents and...

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...

Editorial: Three-year programs won’t work when four years doesn’t

One week into winter quarter and the looming threat of tuition increase still hangs over the heads of current and prospective UC students. Four years of tuition, currently clocking in at $14,800 annually (for...

Editorial: Taboo topics should be open for discussion at universities

Does the topic of sex make you uncomfortable? How about prostitution? Or how about when a professor takes it into her own hands to explain prostitution by using students as examples? Year after year, a...

Los Angeles has a promising opportunity to tackle homelessness

Justus Ross/HIGHLANDER  Southern California’s homelessness crisis has once again been thrust into the spotlight when the Los Angeles City Council chose a parking structure in LA’s Koreatown as the city’s first new temporary homeless shelter....