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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Editorial: UCR forgets the students in dismissal of Professor Schoepf

"The distinctive mission of the University is to serve society as a center of higher learning, providing long-term societal benefits through transmitting advanced knowledge, discovering new knowledge, and functioning as an active working repository...

Is there a double standard on birth control?

With the alarming rates of teenage pregnancy in the United States, contraceptives should always be readily available for girls and boys. Unfortunately, unlimited Plan B pill accessibility is not always accepted. Plan B and...

Congress decides to run amuck in fear of tax-exempt status rejection

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has undergone a great deal of scrutiny from Congress lately as a result of specifically targeting tax-exemption applications for conservative organizations. The recent accusations have led to an uproar...

Guns on college campuses: what can go right?

With the multiple recent shootings that have occurred around the United States, the controversial lack of restrictions on gun ownership needs to be addressed. The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn....

Future of medical marijuana lies in the hands of local governments

The battle for the legality of marijuana has raged on for years in California. Since 1996, the sale and use of medical marijuana has been permitted under Proposition 215. But the substance has not...

Increase flexibility for residence hall dining plans

At the beginning of each year, we must determine the way we will live as UCR students. To live on campus or to commute is one of the most financially impactful decisions we face,...

Increase in cost does not mean decrease in obesity

“Obesity is an epidemic” is a common phrase heard more and more frequently these days. The statement may just be an exaggeration, but the main idea is that staying healthy should always be a...

Intersession programs at community colleges allow only the wealthy to advance

California community colleges have increased their fees by six to 10 dollars nearly every year for the last few years while reducing the number of classes offered and enlarging class sizes. Community colleges seem...

Editorial: 16-unit cap traps students in a five-year university

Now that the course offerings for fall have been posted online, the scramble for classes has begun. In the quarterly ritual of class selection, students weigh class times, breadth and major requirements, difficulty and...

The torture of innocents at Guantanamo is reprehensible

It is one thing to debate a “controversial subject” in order to better understand the topic. But when this controversy is leading to the torture and murder of innocent people, the charade needs to...