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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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...

Editorial: It’s just stuff: Keep Black Friday on Friday

Every year, in the early morning hours of the day after Thanksgiving, a ritual occurs where millions of shoppers gather impatiently outside large retailers, attempting to take advantage of special deals. Some camp out...

UC prison divestment is a half-hearted, face-saving gesture

Recently, the University of California system divested from California's private prisons, selling approximately $25 million in shares from several of these corporations. This comes after a period of protest by students across the UC...

Editorial: Aggression of the few overpowers message of the many

Last week, UCR played host to the University of California’s first major student protest since peaceful activists at Davis were pepper sprayed by UC police in November.  Many hoped that the demonstrations, which took...

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...

Wilcox puts UCR down by making deans step down

Recently, Dean Reza Abbaschian of UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), who had served in the position for 11 years, is stepping down from his position due to “differences” with Chancellor Kim Wilcox. Abbaschian...

Editorial: R’Elections reflect on us

The Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR) elections are coming up in the first week of spring quarter, meaning that there will soon be campaigns for the positions available on the students’ representative body. The...

Editorial: An informed UCR is a transparent ASUCR

Anybody who has had the chance to walk around the HUB lately will have undoubtedly noticed the campaign signs for ASUCR elections. The many signs tout the candidates for ASUCR, representing their respective parties...

Universities need to do a better job of equally protecting their speakers

On Wednesday, April 19, UC Berkeley canceled a planned speaking event by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, citing security concerns. Due to Coulter’s determination to speak, the event was later rescheduled, only to be canceled...

UC regents must seek greater financial efficiency — not a tuition hike

After a few agonizing days of wondering if they would be squeezed to the tune of $342 in yet another tuition increase, UC students were free to breathe a momentary sigh of relief: On...