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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Editorial: Students should take a more active approach to protect their educational rights

Passive-aggressive tweets, Facebook statuses and Tumblr posts seem to be the way students deal with issues these days — even ones that deal with the imperative issues like that of divestment from higher education....

2018’s ASUCR elections must be conducted without laptopping or political parties

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, ASUCR’s final meeting of the fall quarter saw an outpouring of vocal opposition against the use of political parties in the coming ASUCR elections. Some in attendance cited concerns...

Facebook must better protect user data from exploitation by third parties

The recent and complex scandal involving Cambridge Analytica’s use of 50 million Facebook users’ ill-gotten data has, understandably, left many with concerns about the privacy of the information they provide to social media platforms...

Editorial: Vote yes on Prop 30

Proposition 30, a November ballot measure proposed by Governor Jerry Brown, seeks to increase sales tax by one-quarter of a cent for four years and income tax for taxpayers making over $250,000 for seven...

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...

Editorial: Divestment puts student participation on full display

By now, every student has heard the critiques before. We’re lazy. We’re entitled. We don’t want to take our eyes off our Facebooks or our butts off our couches. Yeah, we know. UCR students have...

UCI’s police department should not be disbanded, but reformed

Around late January, UC Irvine’s Black Student Union (UCIBSU) published a list of demands on both the Afrikan Black Coalition website and Change.org directed toward members of the UCI administration, such as UCI Chancellor...

O say can you see? The debate about the flag is the wrong one...

The country’s attention has once again returned its focus to the act of taking a knee during the national anthem after President Donald Trump’s comments during a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange...

Work week cap makes on-campus employment unaffordable

Students are employed all around campus — in dining services, as clerical workers in various campus offices, in the library and as campus tour guides, just to name a few. On-campus jobs are sought...

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...