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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Editorial: Extend the Thanksgiving holiday

We are now in the eighth week of the fall quarter, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Thanksgiving has always been an awkwardly placed holiday, occurring only on Thursdays with no conveniently placed...

Editorial: Movember: A call to action

The month of November has a variety of meanings for people. For some, it is the unofficial beginning of Riverside’s rainy season, when the Santa Ana winds pick up and rip papers away from...

Editorial: The Internet: The final frontier

As a nation, we have all just collectively survived the masses of shrapnel from one of the most competitive and contentious presidential elections in history. One would expect that vociferous arguments over unemployment, the...

Editorial: Vote yes on Prop 30

Proposition 30, a November ballot measure proposed by Governor Jerry Brown, seeks to increase sales tax by one-quarter of a cent for four years and income tax for taxpayers making over $250,000 for seven...

Editorial: Prop 34 – Repeal the death penalty

Our justice system isn’t infallible. Since 1973, 140 people have been found innocent and released from death rows in 26 states. Nationally, at least one person is exonerated for every 10 that are executed....

Editorial: Chancellor White a loss for UCR, but greater gain for California

Come December, Chancellor Timothy White will leave our university to assume his new role as chancellor of the California State University system. His impending departure has come as a shock to students, faculty and...

Editorial: Frustration should lead to the voting booth

We’ve all heard it. “I care, but my vote really doesn’t matter.” We’ve heard it in Rivera library, in Starbucks, in class, at the HUB. In a time of uncertain job prospects, disastrous cuts...

Editorial: Dear First-Year Highlander: The Water’s Fine

A student’s first week on campus can be summed up as a sensory overload-induced daze. If it weren’t for some merciful professors’ generous first-day-of-class syllabus review to buffer the summer slog from the quarter...

Editorial: Obama’s Immigration Act Needs Further Legislation

President Obama has issued an executive order which will temporarily halt the deportation of young undocumented immigrants. Under this policy, exemption will apply to undocumented immigrants who are high school graduates, returning war veterans...

Editorial: Benefits of sand volleyball outweigh costs of losing men’s tennis

UCR Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom recently announced the athletic department’s decision to push back the proposal to replace the men’s tennis team with women’s sand volleyball to 2013. The postponement of the proposal came...