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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Editorial: For health of students, UCR must reject UC SHIP

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the UC system, UCR students’ health care premiums are going up. During the 2010-2011 academic year, UCOP took it upon itself to implement a UC-wide health insurance program that...

Editorial: The quest for free and accessible research

Now that Heat has concluded, we UCR students are coming down from our Porter Robinson-induced highs and settling back down into the mundane realities of UCR life. For us, this means that it is...

California’s Assembly Bill 5 will need revision if state lawmakers truly hope to improve...

Supporters of the rideshare industry gathered in Sacramento last month to advocate for a ballot measure that would seriously revise parts of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), a contentious bill that seeks to...

Editorial: TAPS provides a safe ride home for students off campus

The crime alerts from John Freese have become a familiar update in students’ R’mail accounts. The University of California Police Department’s (UCPD) crime alerts have been sent on such a regular basis that it...

Increased population better mean increased resources for students

After the final due date of Nov. 30, the number of undergraduate applicants was counted and revealed promising results for UCR: For the first time in our school’s history, UCR received over 50,000 applications;...

Million Student March’s vague demands needs some details

As a national movement, #MillionStudentMarch has declared a call to action against the economical issues that students face during and after their college careers, demanding “tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt and...

The NCAA must recognize student athletes as employees

The question of whether student athletes ought to be paid (and if so, how much) is a continuous source of debate, one which the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently exacerbated (yet again) by...

Subjectivity in recent ICE raids set a dangerous precedent

In the course of one week, 678 people in 12 states were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents as part of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Immigration enforcement is not...

It’s high time cannabis received the in-depth research attention it deserves

The Lancet psychiatry released a meta-analysis this past October that examines the use of cannabinoids and their effect on mental health by reviewing academic research published between Jan. 1, 1980 to April 30, 2018,...

The media must not forget the Hong Kong protestors

The streets of Hong Kong swell with the rage of angry protestors, and that rage doesn’t seem any closer to pacification than it was back when the protests started this past June. Said protestors...