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Write-Off: Bob Dylan does not need to be a poet to deserve the Nobel...

In 2012, the permanent secretary of the Nobel Committee, Horace Engdahl, made a controversial statement that “American literature is too isolated, too insular,” prompting fears that the Swedish Academy had ruled out American writers...

Write-off: Resist constructively, or get ready for eight years of Trump

American history and American culture are both completely intertwined with protest and rebellion. To protest something that you see as injustice in order to fix that injustice is among one of the most patriotic...

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...

Write-Off: Give CPR training a chance before assuming it will do no good

Governor Jerry Brown signed a law on September 24th that will mandate all high schools to teach their students how to conduct CPR and become familiar with medical tools like defibrillators. This is amazing....

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...

SRC towel program needs refinement, not removal

Whenever anything is complimentary, there will always be some bad apples who abuse their privileges. I remember the signs posted around the Lothian dining halls almost four years ago, asking students to not take...

Write-Off: Self-driving cars take the fun out of driving

With 90 percent of car crashes being attributed to human error, car developers are looking toward self-driving cars as the remedy for vehicular accidents. Even the government supports their development and distribution because, perhaps...

Write-off: Riverside needle exchange — just shooting ourselves in the arm

  Riverside has a drug problem. It may not be the most popular subject for the public to talk about, but it is, nevertheless, still there. With this in mind, a Riverside resident, Katie Chamberlain,...

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: Don’t build a wall around your heart

Donald Trump is a garbage person. I don’t mean he is one of the hardworking Americans that collect refuse from various households; I mean that he is a person, only made of garbage. He...