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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Editorial: Senatorial elections mired in laptopping controversy

Last week, the UCR community learned that several representatives of the ASUCR political party CR were caught using their laptops to campaign outside of the University Village Theater during elections week.  The discovery, which...

Editorial: LegCon scandal means changes for ASUCR and student body

It was recently revealed that two ASUCR senators, Albert Yum and Esther Hwang, failed to fulfill their responsibilities at a United States Students Association (USSA) conference earlier this quarter. The senators were not present...

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: 2012 Referenda endorsements

This week, the Editorial Board will be weighing in on the referenda to be voted on by the UCR student population in the upcoming senatorial elections. ASPB Fee Referendum: This year, ASPB is requesting a $10...

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...