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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Space exploration: Why the U.S. needs it now more than ever

Much to the dismay of the 34,435 supporters that signed an online petition for the U.S. to build a Death Star, the White House responded by telling them that the proposal was rejected. To be...

Obama’s binders full of men: is there a lack of women in the White...

Plenty of critics, reporters and columnists believe that President Barack Obama has surrounded himself with too many white men in his cabinet. Ruth Marcus, opinions writer for the Washington Post and one of Obama’s...

Governor Brown’s budget surplus forgets about the students

Just last academic year, UC Riverside admitted 5,266 transfer students and the entire UC system admitted 48,662 students. For every UC school over 90 percent of these transfers came from a California Community College....

Editorial: Lies, deception and betrayal: The fall of Lance Armstrong

We believed in Lance Armstrong. When trace amounts of corticosteroids, banned during cycling competitions, were found on the way to his 1999 Tour de France victory, we believed his line that they were merely used...

Turn off all electronic devices: does a cell phone really pose a risk to...

I am one of those typical college students who just so happens to come from a city about 400 miles north of Riverside. So, just like many other students also from distant locations, I...

Hope on the horizon for the undocumented dreamer

There are an estimated 11.1 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. They have made significant sacrifices, risked their lives crossing borders, accepted below minimum wage, all in the hopes that one...

Editorial: An open letter to Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey

Dear Mayor Bailey, Congratulations are in order for your mayoral victory last year! We hope you are finding your new office comfortable, and wish you the best of luck in undertaking your new duties. As you...

Society’s indisputable need for the new driverless cars

I can recall when my family used to bicker about no longer being able to talk on their cell phones while driving—until they bought bluetooth devices. These and other hands-free apparatuses changed the technological...

Microbreweries: a step in the right direction for taste buds everywhere

When it comes to food in today’s age, everyone seems to be talking about buying local and organic and cutting out large corporations that can harm produce with pesticides or taint meat with ammonia....

Editorial: An open letter to Chancellor Jane Conoley

Dear Chancellor Conoley, We at the Highlander would like to warmly welcome you to the University of California, Riverside. Adjusting from the cool seaside breezes of Santa Barbara to the dry Santa Ana gusts of...