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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Universities need to do a better job of equally protecting their speakers

On Wednesday, April 19, UC Berkeley canceled a planned speaking event by conservative commentator Ann Coulter, citing security concerns. Due to Coulter’s determination to speak, the event was later rescheduled, only to be canceled...

Editorial: UCPD and Riverside must do more to stem campus violence

We students have gotten somewhat accustomed to the idea that Riverside isn’t the safest place after dark. Once the clock chimes four, many of us run out to our cars in Lot 30 or...

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...

The NCAA must recognize student athletes as employees

The question of whether student athletes ought to be paid (and if so, how much) is a continuous source of debate, one which the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently exacerbated (yet again) by...

Editorial: An open letter to Chancellor Jane Conoley

Dear Chancellor Conoley, We at the Highlander would like to warmly welcome you to the University of California, Riverside. Adjusting from the cool seaside breezes of Santa Barbara to the dry Santa Ana gusts of...

Editorial: ASUCR senatorial elections in need of reform

A fair and accessible democratic process is essential to the success of any legitimate governing body.  It is the only way to ensure that the individuals elected to speak for a given group are...

Editorial: ‘Free speech zones’ mock free speech

The average temperature at UC Santa Barbara in the month of April is exactly 69 degrees Fahrenheit — not too hot, and not too cold, but just right. The mild temperature matches the school’s...

Editorial: UC Riverside needs to focus on providing more affordable housing

After long-term Riverside residents could not tolerate the noise and depravity from their fellow college neighbors, the city of Riverside passed a restriction that limited the amount of renters per house. In response to...

Editorial: Pay our student athletes

Samantha Sackos worked at her university’s athletics department for four years. In her position and others like it, people frequently work over 40 hours a week — it’s a full-time job. She is also...

Editorial: Seeking a purpose for the end of the world

Now that December has announced its arrival with dark, cloudy skies, chilling rain and waning sunlight, Winter Break is only a few final exams away. This means that this issue of the Highlander will...