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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Editorial: Dear First-Year Highlander: The Water’s Fine

A student’s first week on campus can be summed up as a sensory overload-induced daze. If it weren’t for some merciful professors’ generous first-day-of-class syllabus review to buffer the summer slog from the quarter...

The Perks of Being a Highlander

“UCR is pretty cool, but I’m probably going to transfer,” reads one of the most notable posts on the UC Riverside Meme Facebook page. Aptly attributed to the naïve college freshman meme, the aforementioned...

Editorial: Obama’s Immigration Act Needs Further Legislation

President Obama has issued an executive order which will temporarily halt the deportation of young undocumented immigrants. Under this policy, exemption will apply to undocumented immigrants who are high school graduates, returning war veterans...

Editorial: Benefits of sand volleyball outweigh costs of losing men’s tennis

UCR Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom recently announced the athletic department’s decision to push back the proposal to replace the men’s tennis team with women’s sand volleyball to 2013. The postponement of the proposal came...

No on prop 29: cancer research is noble cause, but taxing cigarettes wrong way...

One of the cardinal rules of politics: when a campaign slogan breezily declares that “The Choice is Simple,” you can be absolutely sure that choice is actually quite complicated. Exhibit A is Prop 29,...

Obama vs. Romney

The Republican race to be the nominee is officially over and Mitt Romney is the great hope of the Grand Old Party. While on paper he looks like the perfect candidate for Republicans (white,...

Derivatives’ dangerous effects on U.S.

Derivatives. Everyone has heard of these opaque financial instruments that only the wizards in Wall Street seem to understand, but what are they exactly? In the financial sense they are essentially a contract between...

Editorial: Students should have ability to choose commencement speaker

It’s that time of year again—spring quarter is coming to a close and commencement is only a few weeks away. Soon students will sit alongside their peers under the Riverside sun in one of...

Secrecy, a corrupting influence on democracy

Freedom of information and disclosure is as critical to our electoral process as freedom of speech.  Unfortunately, today’s free speech hides behind an iron curtain of secrecy, and the people are denied the opportunity...

Apathetic on Afghanistan: Why the candidates are ignoring voter sentiment

One of the most important indicators of a healthy democracy is responsiveness, or how carefully political leaders acknowledge the preferences of a majority of voters and work to implement these preferences. When a particular...