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Sunday, September 20, 2020

The 2020 Democratic primary: the best option is compromise

The running pool of candidates on the Democratic tickets reflects the fracturization within the American left. It may feel to many like a race between progressives and moderates, identity and policy and even rhetoric...

The Environmental Protection Agency’s duty is to protect the environment, not big businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned society onto its head. Our education system, our economy and the very way we live our lives have all been severely impacted. Faced with this alarming shift...

New STEM High School promises wide benefits, overlooks associated challenges

The UCR Academic Senate recently released a summary of a draft agreement reached between UCR, Riverside Unified School District and the City of Riverside that has committed to construct a Science, Technology, Engineering and...

Singapore’s fake news law has free speech activists worried, but only time will tell...

Free speech advocates in Singapore had quite a scare this month over the country’s newly established “fake news” law. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act came into effect Oct. 2, and, to...

Governor Cuomo’s resistance to religious pressure is an example for all politicians

Shortly after signing a bill that strengthened the legal protections to an abortion on Jan. 22, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York was met with condemnation by his religious constituents, some of who...

Diversity matters: changes must be made to the Academy Awards if they are to...

The 2020 Oscar nominations were released this January, and they’re pretty much exactly what everyone has come to expect. To nobody’s surprise, films like Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a...

Student engagement at UCR is lacking: what can we do?

Modernity has given birth to the “college experience,” a notion that an undergraduate degree encompasses more than just tedious coursework. It is an idea that college students receive an experience that allows them to...

If Rapunzel can do it so can we: Americans must remain at home and...

On the evening of Tuesday, April 28, San Clemente’s City Council voted unanimously to reopen their city-owned beaches on the following Saturday in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, this prompted waves of...

Step forward for UC standardized testing policy reveals an uncertain future

The University of California Board of Regents announced they will be commissioning a study to examine the relationship between the SAT and ACT tests and college success at a Sept. 24 meeting on the...

Choosing morality over convenience: consumers cannot be allowed to forget that corporations aren’t looking...

Amazon customers have had reason to rejoice as of late. Whereas up until very recently the company required Prime members to spend at least $25 when purchasing small items in order to qualify for...