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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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: Chancellor White a loss for UCR, but greater gain for California

Come December, Chancellor Timothy White will leave our university to assume his new role as chancellor of the California State University system. His impending departure has come as a shock to students, faculty and...

Editorial: Frustration should lead to the voting booth

We’ve all heard it. “I care, but my vote really doesn’t matter.” We’ve heard it in Rivera library, in Starbucks, in class, at the HUB. In a time of uncertain job prospects, disastrous cuts...

Editorial: Dear First-Year Highlander: The Water’s Fine

A student’s first week on campus can be summed up as a sensory overload-induced daze. If it weren’t for some merciful professors’ generous first-day-of-class syllabus review to buffer the summer slog from the quarter...

Editorial: Obama’s Immigration Act Needs Further Legislation

President Obama has issued an executive order which will temporarily halt the deportation of young undocumented immigrants. Under this policy, exemption will apply to undocumented immigrants who are high school graduates, returning war veterans...

Editorial: Benefits of sand volleyball outweigh costs of losing men’s tennis

UCR Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom recently announced the athletic department’s decision to push back the proposal to replace the men’s tennis team with women’s sand volleyball to 2013. The postponement of the proposal came...

Editorial: Students should have ability to choose commencement speaker

It’s that time of year again—spring quarter is coming to a close and commencement is only a few weeks away. Soon students will sit alongside their peers under the Riverside sun in one of...

Editorial: Students should welcome C-Center

University officials recently announced their intentions to build an 8,000-seat arena where Bannockburn Village currently resides.  The purpose of the C-Center, as officials are tentatively calling the arena, would be to serve as a...

Editorial: UCR should invest in student art

In an effort to instill a greater sense of school spirit in the UCR student body and encourage an increased interest in the arts, we at the Highlander Editorial Board have put together a...

Editorial: Senatorial elections mired in laptopping controversy

Last week, the UCR community learned that several representatives of the ASUCR political party CR were caught using their laptops to campaign outside of the University Village Theater during elections week.  The discovery, which...