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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...

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: Keep Scotty — ditch the grizzly menace

As the “Freaky Friday” phenomenon hit the UC Riverside community over the weekend, it came with it the swapping of our beloved Scotty the Bear mascot with that of a grizzly bear. While the...

WRITE OFF: Attendance should not be part of grading criteria

The unengaged student comes in many varieties: napping in the back of the lecture hall, watching “Breaking Bad” under the guise of taking notes on their laptop, searching for tattoo design inspiration on Pinterest...

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...

Attack of the drones: a violation of rights

Unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), known commonly as drones, are arguably the most dangerous technological advancement of the 21st century. The involvement of drones in America’s continued war on terror has resulted in the...

Write-Off: Self-driving cars are the future we deserve

We’ve entered a new phase in transportation technology. With companies such as Tesla and Google at the front, the way we get around is being revolutionized by the ongoing development of self-driving cars. The...

“No” to ill-gotten money, “Yes” to divestment

You are sitting in your world history lecture hall and learn of past events involving people from years gone by and events on lands far away, all while history is unfolding in front of...

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...

WRITE OFF: In defense of roll call at the college level

With the amount of supplementary materials professors release online as well as the textbook, self-teaching may seem like a better option than showing up to an early 8 a.m. class. The information introduced in...