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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Editorial: “Stand your ground” laws encourage vigilantism

It is not yet clear why George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year old on the way back from a local convenience store in Sanford, Florida on Feb. 26.   What is...

Editorial: Jerry Brown’s budget proposal leaves education in the lurch

On March 5th, thousands of students from across California marched on the State Capitol to protest the massive cuts to higher education that the state government has approved in recent years. Student and state...

Editorial: Rick Santorum’s remarks on higher education debunked

It’s no secret that the rising cost of higher education is rapidly making college a luxury that not all Americans can afford.  That’s why President Obama announced last month that his administration would be...

Editorial: Smartphone privacy regulations in dire need of reform

The smartphone revolution marked a fundamental shift in the ways in which the average consumer communicates and shares information on a day-to-day basis.  One no longer need stay home to reap the benefits of...

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: Colleges overestimate the importance of rankings

The real-world value of college rankings has long been disputed amongst the individuals and institutions they affect.  Some claim that rankings oversimplify the very complicated process of evaluating a school’s net worth, while others...

Editorial: The value of college in a cash-strapped economy

Last week, a study conducted at UCLA revealed that more students than ever are attending college for the express purpose of attaining a job after they graduate.  When asked to list their primary reason...

Editorial: Colbert and Stewart supplant “real” news with satire

This year, Stephen Colbert, popular comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” decided to throw his hat in the ring for the 2012 GOP primary.  But Colbert, a shrewd satirist, had no...

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: Big-name websites threaten blackout to protest SOPA

There is growing concern among many in the online community that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a US bill that would give the government power to block websites that violate copyright laws, is...