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In the midst of the COVID-19 campus closure, UC administrators are obliged to listen...

Courtesy of UC Riverside Two months ago, when news first broke of the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19 throughout Wuhan, China, the rest of the world flooded the...

Easy access to food is a right all students deserve

Food insecurity continues to be a threat to students at UCR. In a survey done by the Basic Needs department on campus, more than 6 out of 10 students experience food insecurity. Three in...

The Amazon fires must be approached with both haste and caution

August saw social media lit up with discussion of the Amazon rainforest fires, and one month later those same fires are still burning bright. 80,000 rainforest fires have started in the region since the...

Cutting from the bottom-up: The elimination of UCR athletics and the School of Public...

As UCR approaches the new academic year, one of the main concerns facing Highlanders is the Budget Advisory Committee’s (BAC) proposal to eliminate UCR Athletics along with the School of Public Policy (SPP). This...

Facebook must change its course or lose all user trust

In this year alone, Facebook has not been able to catch a break. 2018 has brought allegations of data mismanagement, security breaches and cooptation in hate speech aimed at the social media giant. As...

A message to celebrities who are ‘Fonda’ political activism: please don’t distract from your...

Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda spent part of her 82nd birthday in a Washington, D.C. jail this past December. This wouldn’t be the first time the celebrity has been cuffed and detained, though not...

The Capitol riots should challenge how U.S. media frames domestic unrest

The storming of the Capitol by radical Trump supporters 一 or, more accurately, domestic terrorists 一  seemed like something from a nightmare. With every shattering of a window, it felt as if more holes...

You can’t rule the world without friends: withdrawing aid damages US foreign interests

There are perhaps no better examples of the benefits of American foreign aid than Japan, South Korea and Germany. These are countries that once languished in poverty, often falling beholden to imperial powers in...

The $2 trillion in US relief funds is an economic effort, not a humanitarian...

On Friday, March 27, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, thereby allocating $2 trillion to address the damaging effects of the now-pandemic threat...

UCR is extremely underfunded ー our student body deserves equity

UCR is one of the most diverse campuses within the University of California system, while also being one of the most underfunded. In comparison to older universities such as UC Berkeley or UCLA, which...