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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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...

Powdered alcohol spells trouble

Drinking — “Everyone does it!” “Just try it!” “One drink won’t hurt!” Neither will two or maybe three. But once you go one drop over your limit you may find yourself with your arms...

California is mature enough for powdered alcohol

If people want to drink badly enough, they’ll find a way to drink. That is the simple truth about how alcohol consumption works. It should be no surprise then that since it's easy enough...

Parties campaigning the right way

With the UCR campus being covered in posters and flyers distributed by the hundreds these recent months, it is apparent that the ASUCR elections season is in full swing. In an effort to accomplish...

Parties don’t lead to better campaigns

It is Day 10. SIDE has taken back Chung Hall. Vox Populi has advanced with more chalk tags as we struggle for Rivera Library. Butcher paper and painter's tape supplies are low. The parties campaigning...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...