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Omicron shows further proof that teachers are overworked and underpaid

The national teacher shortage in the United States has been getting sharper and sharper in recent years. As COVID variants continue to make  working and learning environments unstable at every level, teachers are continually...

The Justice Department’s domestic terrorism response unit is not a solution for systemic issues

After decades of the United States being worried sick about foreign terrorism, the Justice Department is finally focusing inward to tackle the rising threat of domestic terrorism. The unit, meant to supplement the National...

The CDC’s decision to shorten isolation periods is for profit, not for protection

After almost two gruelling years, the announcement of a shortened isolation period for COVID infections should have been something met with great relief. This wasn’t the case, especially when it came to light that...

California’s faulty gun law can’t solve the issue surrounding gun violence

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States. Motivated over the years by incidents across the country, California has worked to clamp down on guns in an attempt to ensure...

The UC should expect the best and plan for the worst with the two-week...

The UC system’s announcement that the first two weeks of winter quarter will be online was met with mixed reactions. With some campuses like UCR heavily advocating for an almost completely in-person quarter, the...

Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal highlights the many flaws in the justice system

The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse was a relief for some and a gross abuse of the justice system for others. The nation has become divided over this case, with some as high on the...

It’s time to take a closer look at the Cal Grant and its systemic...

The longer this year goes on, the more apparent it becomes that even the most generous sources of Californian financial aid are outdated. The Cal Grant program, which offers some of the greatest student...

The key to helping students graduate lies in offering support, not making classes easier

COVID-19 dealt a blow to the California State University system that was felt by faculty and students alike. When students began to drop out or take a year off because of the pandemic for...

The religious exemption for the COVID vaccine is nothing more than a dangerous loophole

When the UC system announced that in-person classes would be offered only if students got vaccinated, there were exemption options that followed. These included accommodations for those who have medical reason not to take...

California’s failure to provide accessible financial relief disadvantages minority communities that need it most

It is sadly common knowledge that immigrant populations and other minority groups in California are often some of the most impoverished. Though there are opportunities for financial aid given by both the state and...