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Friday, October 18, 2019

Vote yes on Proposition 54

Writer: Yozaima Escobar E-mail: yesco001@ucr.edu In Sacramento, special interests have a distinct advantage over constituents. The rigged system allows special interests to have almost unchecked access to a legislator’s ear at the expense of Californians. However, this...

Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Nov. 11 article entitled, “Pro-choice supporters clash during...

We strongly take issue with the Highlander’s coverage of this incident and the personal denunciations/mischaracterizations of students who chose to protest (and will continue to protest) the presence of anti-abortion groups on campus. As a...

Marcela Ramirez, UC Student Regent-designate

Student Regent, Avi Oved has been working diligently for the past year and half to add a third student seat to the UC Board of Regents. Currently all 238,000 students across the UC system...

Democracy is NOT a spectator sport

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...

Letter to the Editor: The Audacity of Hope

Daniel Ruppert-Majer, History major with a European concentration Contact: drupp001@ucr.edu The article “Snowflakes melt fast and so will President Obama’s legacy” postulates that “Obama’s presidency was one of the worst this country has seen in a long...

Goodbye, Childhood Homes, Goodbye, Family Housing

Editor’s Note: Punctuation in the following letter to the editor has been lightly edited to adhere to AP style guidelines. Heather Andrews-Horton, UCR Alumni, 2014 hrahorton@icloud.com It is with great sorrow that I have learned of the...

Open Letter from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox

  I read with deep regret Carisha Moore’s open letter to the Highlander regarding my silence on issues related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. Making public comments during ongoing investigations may adversely affect the outcome...

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...

Phishing for votes

Writer: Bradley Evans, Electrical Engineering major E-mail: bevan006@ucr.edu This is my first year here as a transfer to UCR, and so it was my very first exposure to the toxic atmosphere surrounding the annual ASUCR elections cycle....

Op-Ed: In defense of student employee benefits

Writer: Hayden Jackson, Political Science, ‘18 Email:hayden.jackson@email.ucr.edu I love my job here at UCR. I really do.I am a student first and an employee second when my boss is writing the schedule, and this is...