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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Editorial: UC’s smoking ban protects students

The state of California is well known for working to ensure the public health of its citizens. Before the United States passed the Clean Air Act of 1970, California had already acted to curb...

Editorial: More academic advisors mean more students graduate sooner

As the tail end of class registration nears and students await the arrival of second pass, too many students are being reminded that they won’t graduate on time. Sometimes, it’s due to a course...

Editorial: Ready, set, college: Learn to push your boundaries

October second. It looms. It’s hanging there like an unwanted relative staying at your house too long, reminding you why you don’t live with them in the first place. It’s that annoying dog that...

Editorial: An open letter to Chancellor Jane Conoley

Dear Chancellor Conoley, We at the Highlander would like to warmly welcome you to the University of California, Riverside. Adjusting from the cool seaside breezes of Santa Barbara to the dry Santa Ana gusts of...

The Paris attacks: what UCR should take away

  On the evening of November 13, a series of attacks in Paris by members of ISIS resulted in the deaths of 129 people. In addition, 352 people were sent to hospitals because of injuries...

CSULA’s themed housing raises concerns about the future of diversity in universities

Cal State Los Angeles (CSULA) recently generated controversy when it announced the creation of a specific housing option for “those interested in issues concerning the black community.” The move by CSULA follows other California...

Editorial: UCR’s protest guidelines unfairly restrict students’ rights

In what can only be characterized as a vast overreaction to the Occupy Davis and Berkeley protests, both of which were marred by police violence, UCR administrators released a list of official “protest guidelines”...

UCR’s “Cool School” ranking paves the way for future sustainability projects

UCR recently placed 27th out of 201 universities in the Sierra Club’s “Cool School” ranking system. This ranking scores each participating university on sustainability, giving points for factors such as the degree of divestment...

Biden needs to prioritize his campaign promise of paying off student debt

Politicians are notorious for making extravagant promises on the campaign trail only for them to fall flat when the presidential position is secured. Joe Biden has unfortunately been showing this to be true for...

Editorial: Colbert and Stewart supplant “real” news with satire

This year, Stephen Colbert, popular comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” decided to throw his hat in the ring for the 2012 GOP primary.  But Colbert, a shrewd satirist, had no...