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“Pay to stay” scheme reveals the troubling evolution of immigration law enforcement

The Department of Homeland Security recently made public one of their latest sting operations designed to crack down on fraudulent student visas and instigators of illegal immigration: the University of Farmington. The Michigan-based fake...

Governor Cuomo’s resistance to religious pressure is an example for all politicians

Shortly after signing a bill that strengthened the legal protections to an abortion on Jan. 22, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York was met with condemnation by his religious constituents, some of who...

After gambling with security and federal jobs, Trump has played himself into a corner

On Jan. 25, President Donald Trump surprised the nation in an unexpected decision to end the longest U.S. government shutdown in history for a period of three weeks while continuing to debate border security....

What we need and don’t need from progressives in the age of Trump

In the aftermath of the most recent midterm elections and the swearing in of the 116th Congress, there has been one standout taking the media by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Brought into the spotlight after...

Cancelling Kevin Hart sacrifices humor for political correctness

On Jan. 3, “The Ellen Degeneres Show” aired an interview with Kevin Hart in which Hart discussed his resurfaced tweets that came about shortly after the announcement went public that he would be hosting...

Facebook must change its course or lose all user trust

In this year alone, Facebook has not been able to catch a break. 2018 has brought allegations of data mismanagement, security breaches and cooptation in hate speech aimed at the social media giant. As...

New restrictions on e-Cigarettes are an imperfect solution to a perfect dilemma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations aimed at e-cigarettes and vaping products on Nov. 15, under suspicions that vendors of such products were not taking sufficient steps to discourage underage use...

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...

America is sliding backwards on vaccinations

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases estimates that during the 2017-18 flu season, as many as 80,000 deaths across the United States could be attributed to influenza. With the flu season beginning this October,...

Wilcox’s handling of Sandoval situation is a failure of leadership

Chancellor Kim Wilcox released a statement on the resignation of James Sandoval, UCR’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs of 20 years on Monday, Oct. 22nd, providing the UCR community its first real insight into...