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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

UC system’s exposed reserves present an unignorable breach of trust

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has been under a great deal scrutiny in light of a scathing 177-page audit report exposing that it has been maintaining a secret reserve of...

France’s Photoshop mandate puts a mere watermark on an unmistakable problem

The combined 1.9 trillion dollar fashion and beauty industries reinforce skewed standards of beauty through advertising the unrealistic ideal of extremely skinny bodies, flawless skin, long legs and “perfect” features. It has become easy...

Editorial: No more bystanding — students must help end sexual assault

President Obama recently announced that the White House was forming a task force to protect college women from what he called “the crime and the outrage of sexual violence.” “I want every young man in...

Editorial: UCR sets the stage for other university concerts with innovative shows

Crowds, bodies pressed together, loud bass, and the next rising artist is always the situation you meet when you enter a UC Riverside concert — the concerts, famously known to draw in a large...

Allowing girls to join Boy Scouts is a step forward in creating tomorrow’s leaders

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11 that, starting in 2018, it will allow girls to join the Cub Scouts, and that it plans to make the Eagle Scout program...

California should follow San Francisco’s lead in weeding out marijuana convictions

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced that the city would revisit marijuana-related convictions dating as far back as 1975, due to Proposition 64 legalizing marijuana usage when it was...

Editorial: Prop 34 – Repeal the death penalty

Our justice system isn’t infallible. Since 1973, 140 people have been found innocent and released from death rows in 26 states. Nationally, at least one person is exonerated for every 10 that are executed....

Editorial: Colleges overestimate the importance of rankings

The real-world value of college rankings has long been disputed amongst the individuals and institutions they affect.  Some claim that rankings oversimplify the very complicated process of evaluating a school’s net worth, while others...

Rubidoux High School educators need to be aware of their school’s demographics

Six Rubidoux High School educators — social science teacher Geoffrey Greer, art teacher Robin Riggle, science teacher Allen Umbarger, agriculture teacher Rhonda Fuller, science teacher Chuck Baugh and guidance counselor Patricia Crawford — are...

UCR is getting too big, too fast

UCR is in the midst of a crisis. At a glance, it may seem to be the same UCR as last year. There have been no major renovations, no significant shuffling of faculty or...