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We must do more to avoid plastic-polluted seas

Dear Editor: Seeing a seagull filled with plastic trash is normal now. Seeing an ocean or beach filled with plastic trash is normal now too. However, this should not be normal. In a given year, according...

Letter to the Editor: Let The Birds Out of Their Cages

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...

Letter to the Editor: Taking the plunge for a good cause

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...

Students should consider studying abroad in Singapore

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...

Grassroots progressive politics, not endless compromise, is the only path towards total victory against...

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...

UC ensures integrity of Title IX process in face of legal developments, uncertainty

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...

My experiences from ASUCR: reflections from the past and changes for the future

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...

UCR can become a national leader against Climate Change

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...

Eliminating plastic pollution

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...