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Write-Off: Trump’s first speech before Congress shows that things will not improve anytime soon

On Feb. 28, 2017, President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress, delineating and consolidating many of his campaign and executive proposals unrolled in the first hundred days of...

Write Off: The must-see hit–the presidential debates

It’s no secret that viewership for the 2016 presidential debates has reached all time highs. In the past, the Republican presidential primary debates averaged about three to four million viewers this early on in...

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 

Gov. Brown’s proposal to change community college funding for the better

When have you gone to a restaurant and had to pay before you even got to taste your meal? You don’t show up to work and leave after an hour but still get paid...

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,...

Why the tuition hikes are a necessary evil

It seems that despite the best efforts of the student body to protest it, the dreaded tuition hikes will be implemented. Beginning next year, tuition will increase by up to 5 percent each year...

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...

Write Off: Viewers are here for the issues, not the candidates

Now that campaigning for the 2016 presidential nominations is well under way, recent reports are suggesting that more viewers are tuning in and following the developments in the 2016 presidential campaign. Given the low...

Highlander Write-Off: Who is the greatest basketball player of all time?

Michael Jordan is the definitive greatest basketball player of all time By: Jonathan Fernandez, SSW The greatest basketball player of all time argument has been...

Drone strikes have upsides, but veiled by thick smokescreen

The George W. Bush administration first launched America’s secret aerial warfare on Oct. 7, 2001, a month after the tragic devastation of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. Since then, the drone program has...