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Friday, August 14, 2020

Editorial: Student input should be made on new changes to the UC Calendar

There is a time for passivity and a time for action. The Highlander incorrectly included the following information in the article below: The article incorrectly stated that a new policy was established to shift the...

Editorial: Yale students punished unfairly after providing a better course site

Yale University has made it clear that students’ right to explore the Internet is far less important than its command of authority over students. In January 2012, two Yale students, Harry Yu and Peter Xu,...

Editorial: Taboo topics should be open for discussion at universities

Does the topic of sex make you uncomfortable? How about prostitution? Or how about when a professor takes it into her own hands to explain prostitution by using students as examples? Year after year, a...

Editorial: Standardized testing has created standardized students with useless skills

In the last decade, we have become obsessed with evaluating and reevaluating the success of our students. With the United States slipping further and further behind the rest of the world, politicians have decided...

Editorial: The UC system should follow its own mission statement

Grade school has taught us valuable skills for us to obtain information faster and reiterate what we know on a test. These skills were ingrained in us as children so that we could take...

Editorial: A quarter to remember and the year 2014 to look forward to

As the year of 2013 comes to a close, we recall the familiar tradition of reflection on the past year’s events. As students, we have accomplished the 10 strenuous weeks of the quarter with...

Editorial: Students should take a more active approach to protect their educational rights

Passive-aggressive tweets, Facebook statuses and Tumblr posts seem to be the way students deal with issues these days — even ones that deal with the imperative issues like that of divestment from higher education....

Editorial: More tests are not the answer to an expensive education

We’ve all taken that one class. The one that’s so utterly boring that you can’t help but sleep through. The one that you can’t imagine would ever be helpful to you after you graduate....

Editorial: Napolitano’s record merits cautious optimism

The mission of the Department of Homeland Security is laid out simply: “The vision of Homeland Security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards.” Of...

Editorial: UC Davis’ “pepper-spray” cop strikes again — for $38,000

It’s a long time ago, but let’s backtrack about two years to Nov. 18, 2011. The Arab Spring was still going full steam ahead, with civil unrest in Syria and protests in Algeria and...