Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Dear Editor, I will be the first in my family to live away from home next year, so learning that 6 out of 10 students experience food insecurity makes me nervous, mainly because students are not receiving the necessary resources for proper nutrition. As a first generation student, I wonder how many students skip meals to avoid another financial worry....
Dear Editor: Global climate change is changing the future of our planet.  Although our technological advancements have allowed us to mass produce, our consumptions of single-use plastics continue to threaten our biodiversity and sustainable way of life. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, at current rates, plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050. During the...
About the author: Alan Arteaga is an International Affairs major and CALPIRG intern in for their 100% Renewable energy campaign. Humanity is sitting on a ticking bomb, placed by our unwillingness to veer towards renewable energy sources. With recent news reporting on numerous fires throughout the state, the Inland Empire has had its fair share, with a brush fire taking...
By: Sami Al-Alami Editor’s note: Samir Al-Alami was a member of the latest ASUCR elections committee and is a current contributing writer here at the Highlander.  Coming to college, I didn't have much of an idea of what student government did, let alone how it functioned. My earliest exposure to student government was a near midnight hearing on moving against the...
Nationwide, higher education institutions are navigating a period of uncertainty around the laws that govern our response to sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. Understandably, the UC community is concerned. As UC’s Systemwide Title IX Director, I want to allay any confusion or fear. I write to explain how some recent developments affect UC, including proposed federal regulations and...
Andy Li is a first-year pre-business major In a recent editorial titled “What we need and don’t need from progressives in the age of Trump,” the Highlander Editorial Board argued that the insurgent, left-wing movement led by freshmen House Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (popularly known as AOC), Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar is both damaging to the Democratic Party...
Research finds that about less than six percent of American students go to Singapore to study abroad. There are a lot of factors that students take into consideration when choosing a country to study abroad in, but I would say there are several key pointers that students should pay more attention to when thinking about possible options. For students...
Aaron is a fourth-year English major and the Copywriter for the Student Recreation Center Just imagine it. You look over and all you see is a vast body of freezing cold water. You’re stripped down bare to your swimsuit, reluctantly ready to jump. One toe goes in and you start to feel the frigid cold water reverberate throughout your body....
It is time for UCR leadership to deal with the elephant, or rather, the “Bird” in the room. Students on the UC Riverside campus need access to reliable, affordable transportation that compensates for the campus’ lack of a comprehensive transportation system. Companies like Lime and Bird provide tempting solutions. Bird scooters provide a welcome salvation for many cash-strapped students, charging...
Voting is one of the things that make a democracy, fair and free elections evoke visions of what America stands for. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness aren't just words; they are what we do every day. But being an American citizen does not stop at voting. Democracy is not a passive activity that just happens while you go...