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Sunday, November 18, 2018

College education for prisoners

Since the 1990s, prison education programs started getting shut down due to federal and state legislators cutting funds. So, the college degrees awarded to inmates went from 1,078 in 1991 to 141 in 2004....

Trump’s restriction on Cuban businesses holds no true substance

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Trump administration restricted access to Cuban hotels, businesses and stores, in an attempt to constrict the economic embargo on Cuba. According to a Trump official, the Trump administration's decision...

R’Perspective: Is it really only rabbit food?

It all started in the summer of 2016 after I had eaten a very large serving of four-cheese lasagna. The nauseous feeling that overtook me had me wondering, what would it be like to...

Increasing four-year graduation rates will help students avoid the “Fifth Year” title

Students have recently undergone scrutiny after a surprising amount of undergraduates have taken six years to graduate. Gov. Jerry Brown spoke out May 15 regarding University of California graduation rates, which the California governor...

The University of California does itself a disservice by outsourcing jobs

The goal of the UC system, per its own mission statement, is to educate Californians in order to benefit the California economy by creating an educated workforce. It comes as a shock, then, that...

Tuition hikes have got to go: Potential UC increase is threat to students

“Hey ho, tuition hikes have got to go!” chanted UC students at the UCSA Students of Color Conference (SOCC), one of the largest annual UC-wide conferences hosted this year at UC Merced. The conference...

United Community of Riverside: He shall from time to time…

I have a confession to make: I love the State of the Union Address. I still own ancient VCR technology and have recorded every address for the past 10 years, and plan on continuing...

R’Perspective: From humble beginnings to new challenges — reflecting on my college career

College is the best way to humble someone. I found that out the hard way upon my arrival. I wasn’t dripping in arrogance or anything, but I underestimated the leap that college is from...

Supporting Palestine: Silencing, intimidation and blacklisting activists at UC

Writer: Students for Justice in Palestine, UCR student organization Contact email: ucr.sjp@gmail.com In recent years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a controversial topic at the UC system and indeed around the nation. Student activists on...