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Saturday, June 6, 2020

American withdrawal allows for the return of Iraqi authoritarianism

As a Westerner watching the downtrodden people of the Middle East rise up against their oppressors, it is hard not to feel both inspired and optimistic for the future. This euphoria sometimes makes it...

The Republican primaries: looking forward

The results of the primaries in South Carolina and Florida brought about what will be the decisive fight this primary season. Either Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich will end up at the top of...

Editorial: The value of college in a cash-strapped economy

Last week, a study conducted at UCLA revealed that more students than ever are attending college for the express purpose of attaining a job after they graduate.  When asked to list their primary reason...

FCC censorship put to the test

Courtesy of radiosurvivor.com The Supreme Court recently heard arguments that challenged the power of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to sanction and fine broadcast networks whenever there is indecent exposure or a curse word spoken...

Highlander Showdown: Keystone XL Pipeline is a danger to environment

We need jobs, but at what cost?  Today politicians are willing to do whatever it takes to get into office or stay there, but desperate times do not call for irrational or hasty decisions....

Editorial: Colbert and Stewart supplant “real” news with satire

This year, Stephen Colbert, popular comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” decided to throw his hat in the ring for the 2012 GOP primary.  But Colbert, a shrewd satirist, had no...

Highlander Showdown: Keystone XL Pipeline would’ve created much needed jobs

A few weeks ago the Obama administration announced that they had rejected a previous agreement to begin work on the Keystone Pipeline project. The project was to run from Northeast Canada to Texas and...

A model proposal

An eye-catching editorial in a recent issue of PLUS Model Magazine has started quite the buzz. It features implied nude photos of plus-size model Katya Zharkova with captions that reflect on the unrealistic beauty...

Letter to the Editor from Hung Tran

To begin, the Fix UC proposal isn't trivial in the least. Eventually levying 5 percent of graduates' income for two decades of employment—this idea would fundamentally change what higher education represents to students of...

Let the smoke clear and the cessation begin

UC President Mark G. Yudof has directed all 10 UC Chancellors to form committees for the purpose of making the UCs smoke-free campuses within the next 24 months. His directive is aimed at removing...