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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Back in my day, student loan rates were higher

Congress has until July 1 to figure out how it is going to deal with the impending increase in student loan rates. If a proposal is not drawn up and the politicians on Capitol...

Response to Boston marathon bombings reveals deep-seated prejudice

The famous Boston Marathon had a tragic ending on April 15 when two bombs set off panic, deaths, injuries and a tragedy that no one expected on that spring afternoon. As people tried to...

Bring collective bucket list to UCR

“Before I die I want to go to Thailand,” writes one of many anonymous contributors to the trending “Before I die …” chalkboards. “Before I want to die, I want to help the world,”...

Drone strikes have upsides, but veiled by thick smokescreen

The George W. Bush administration first launched America’s secret aerial warfare on Oct. 7, 2001, a month after the tragic devastation of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. Since then, the drone program has...

Plastic bag ban: to be or not to be?

The California Senate has been considering a statewide ban on the use of plastic bags in grocery stores and pharmacies. The Jan. 2015 ban could prove to be beneficial since the effects that plastic...

Attack of the drones: a violation of rights

Unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), known commonly as drones, are arguably the most dangerous technological advancement of the 21st century. The involvement of drones in America’s continued war on terror has resulted in the...

Editorial: For health of students, UCR must reject UC SHIP

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the UC system, UCR students’ health care premiums are going up. During the 2010-2011 academic year, UCOP took it upon itself to implement a UC-wide health insurance program that...

Writing cannot be graded by technology

“You are smarter than a calculator,” elementary school teachers often tell their students. “The human mind is a wonderful tool.” But as academic technology improves over the years, the first statement might not remain...

Editorial: Behind the veil of ASUCR

This week students get to have their say over who represents them on the ASUCR Senate. The decisions we make can have huge implications over the way our student fees are allocated, how we’re...

Death through justice or death to our pocketbooks?

It was July 20, 2012: the opening night of the world-renowned film “The Dark Knight Rises.” An event that should have been a fun-filled Friday night turned into a blood-soaked nightmare that will forever...