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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Write-Off: The symptom not the sickness

Last week’s fiery events at Berkeley ignited a new debate over the drawbacks and downfalls of protesting. Armchair activists, safe behind their keyboards, stick their nose up and declare protests to be a nuisance...

Away with the Towels, Bring Your Own

A severe unwilling exodus has been occurring out of the Student Recreation Center (SRC) these past couple of months. It is as severe as the dwindling population of whales that it necessitates a hashtag,...

The United States should take action against Syria

People agree that violence usually doesn’t solve a problem. But what happens when talk is not enough to solve it? In some situations, a threat of force is necessary to arrive at a conclusion....

Highlander Write-off: Should UC Riverside adopt a Satisfactory/No Credit grading basis for spring 2020?

Drawn by Justus Ross UC Riverside should default to a Satisfactory/No Credit grading basis system for the 2020 spring quarter By: Samuel Harrison, SSW 

Write-Off: Be pro-grizzly for a better UCR

An ancient proverb from the country of Snoglandia features the grizzly bear as the omnipotent symbol of wisdom. The beautiful, furry creature is probably the most underrated and underappreciated creature in American society. Since...

Medical marijuana dispensaries offer jobs, aid to Riverside

Since Proposition 215 passed in 1996, which legalized medical marijuana use in California, there have been debates and friction regarding its implementation at the city, state and federal level. Despite being passed by a...

Write-Off: Aaron Hernandez’s pay off

Pay Aaron Hernandez, dead or alive Jon Hammond  It’s April 2010, you’re a red-blooded American, so of course you’re watching the NFL Draft. Whether it's at a bar or on your couch, the only requirement is...

Highlander Write-Off: Which music genre is most effective for commenting on contemporary social issues?

Drawn by Justus Ross Country music is the ideal genre for commenting on social issues giving a voice to sidelined populations By: Evan Ismail,...

The peace process is the best option for Syria

During an 1879 speech to the Michigan Military Academy, General William Tecumseh Sherman reminded the class of fresh-faced students that “war is hell.” He was in a unique place to know. Sherman had just helped...

Write-Off: Trump’s speech to Congress shows optimism for the future of his administration

On Feb. 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump gave his first speech to the U.S. Congress, one that highlighted his goals for the peace, prosperity and security of all American citizens. Trump renewed many...