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“Think of the Children” has become a dangerous dog whistle for regressive ideas

Out of most developed countries, Americans are often the most supportive of regressive ideas. The slew of recent bills ranging from the “Don’t Say Gay” bill to anti-Critical Race Theory legislation and beyond are...

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...

Step forward for UC standardized testing policy reveals an uncertain future

The University of California Board of Regents announced they will be commissioning a study to examine the relationship between the SAT and ACT tests and college success at a Sept. 24 meeting on the...

Immigration reform? Trump: Hold my beer

Just a week before the midterm elections on Nov. 6, President Trump wildly declared that he would be taking steps to end birthright citizenship in the United States. While the statement appears to be...

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....

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: Seeking a purpose for the end of the world

Now that December has announced its arrival with dark, cloudy skies, chilling rain and waning sunlight, Winter Break is only a few final exams away. This means that this issue of the Highlander will...

Editorial: Letter to Chancellor Kim Wilcox

Dear Chancellor Wilcox, The University of California, Riverside welcomes you to your new position as chancellor, keenly awaiting the positive transformations you promise to bring to our university at the foot of the Box Springs...

Editorial: Occupy UCR’s demands fall short

Last week, after over a month on campus, representatives of Occupy UCR released their demands.  The list, which is designed to “make UCR a place of greater integrity and equity,” is as ambitious as...

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...