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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

UCR’s commencement 2020 should take the opportunity to be fun and different by using...

The class of 2020 has been put in a precarious situation due to COVID-19 affecting everyone projected to walk the aisle and receive a diploma this spring. UCR has reacted and adapted to the...

Online commencement should be kept serious

Spring quarter has been nothing if not disappointing. Students must be numb from hearing about cancellation after cancellation, including in-person instruction for spring and summer quarters, Spring Splash and business closures. As of April...

Students are at the biggest loss with the new tuition hikes

By now, almost everybody knows about the approval of UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan for up to a 5 percent increase of tuition annually until the 2019-2020 school year. In case it is unknown...

Write Off: “Aliens? Ha! Don’t make me laugh”

Do aliens exist? Quite the philosophical question. Such a question merits deep reflection and contemplation and … No. The answer is no. Aliens do not exist. That’s it. No more explanation. If you want more,...

Jif is peanut butter, and peanut butter only

“Come see this Jif!” my friend yelled from the other room. Confused as to why exactly I would be interested in seeing a jar of peanut butter, I briskly walked in to see what was...

Pronounce it like the peanut butter

"Hey, did you see that GIF of that cat dunking on Reddit?" "I'm sorry. Did you say 'gif?’ as in 'gift?’ Isn't it pronounced 'jif?’" Cue the awkward stares. Here at the Highlander office, the editorial board...

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...

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....

Writeoff: Why, as a female Democrat, Hillary Clinton does not have my vote

The 2016 election season is in full swing, bringing together all types of political contenders in hopes of gaining the most coveted position in the world: the president. One of the people running for...

Write-off: Mama mia! Mama mia! Cover songs have got to go

As I was driving home from UCR last Friday, I was unlucky enough to be flipping through the channels on my car radio (most of the stations were on commercial breaks) and happened upon...