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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Jeff Whitman responds to criticism of Issue 20 comic

It has come to my attention that last week’s comic depicting the UCR mascot, Scotty, having an identity crisis has struck a nerve with some readers.  Even though I am all for ruffling some...

Editorial: Jerry Brown’s budget proposal leaves education in the lurch

On March 5th, thousands of students from across California marched on the State Capitol to protest the massive cuts to higher education that the state government has approved in recent years. Student and state...

PETA’s euthanasia policy casts doubt on their goals

When documents released by the Center of Consumer Freedom revealed that last year PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) euthanized 95 percent of the pets in its care, many were outraged. Such...

Editorial: Rick Santorum’s remarks on higher education debunked

It’s no secret that the rising cost of higher education is rapidly making college a luxury that not all Americans can afford.  That’s why President Obama announced last month that his administration would be...

Failed energy policies to blame for high gas prices

Students at UC Riverside have always been more sensitive to the pressures of the pump than average college students. Every day hordes of commuters drive from every corner of Southern California to Riverside, guzzling...

Religion and politics in modern American government

If our history has taught us anything it is that government and religion cannot become one in a free country.  Our founding fathers did not, by chance, craft a constitution that protects the rights...

Editorial: Smartphone privacy regulations in dire need of reform

The smartphone revolution marked a fundamental shift in the ways in which the average consumer communicates and shares information on a day-to-day basis.  One no longer need stay home to reap the benefits of...

Editorial: Occupy UCR’s demands fall short

Last week, after over a month on campus, representatives of Occupy UCR released their demands.  The list, which is designed to “make UCR a place of greater integrity and equity,” is as ambitious as...

Nuclear advances make conflict with Iran imminent

It’s hard to follow the news on Iran these days without experiencing a bit of déjà vu. 10 years is a long time, particularly for those in college, yet perceptive students will remember the...

Women in the American military see frontline duty

“When you put on that uniform, it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white; Asian, Latino, Native American; conservative, liberal; rich, poor; gay, straight. When you’re marching into battle, you look out for the...