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Revoking tax exemption status for religious organizations would do more harm than good

Under the United States tax laws, churches are considered public charities. Once filed as a Section 501 organization they are considered a nonprofit and are completely exempt from paying any federal, state, income and...

Horrifying pictures of Kobe Bryant crash by sheriff’s deputies calls for punishment and a...

The death of beloved basketball player Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter Gianna Bryant was marred with controversy from the beginning. News of the tragic helicopter crash that claimed their lives and the lives...

Use it, don’t lose it: excess US farm produce must be harvested and given...

U.S. grocery stores and food pantries alike can hardly keep their shelves stocked with food as COVID-19 continues to plague the country. Supply lines are bottlenecked for a variety of reasons, most of which...

Reopening California: Gavin Newsom’s plan to reopen California could be enough to cause a...

As of Tuesday, May 12, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided to move forward with the opening of certain retail stores, restaurants, malls and offices, in addition to allowing local governments to decide whether...

As COVID-19 rages on, the UC must begin preparing for an online fall 2020

Though thousands of lockdown protestors would like to believe otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic has so far shown no clear signs of ending anytime soon.  At time of writing, there are over 1,400 coronavirus-related fatalities...

Online commencement should be kept serious

Spring quarter has been nothing if not disappointing. Students must be numb from hearing about cancellation after cancellation, including in-person instruction for spring and summer quarters, Spring Splash and business closures. As of April...

Gerrymandering inhibits political fairness but there are solutions to eliminate it

Gerrymandering is a problem in American politics that many political theorists and political commentators have long discussed, but rarely is any significant effort made to stop it. Although it has an extensive history in...

Feeling out of place does not mean you will never find your place in...

Entering UC Riverside (UCR) as a freshman, I was the picture of optimism. The moment I stepped onto campus, I felt butterflies in my stomach and an exhilarating sense of anticipation. My first quarter...

Joe Biden is the pragmatic choice for president

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the flaws it exposed within the federal government, 2020 is looking increasingly grim. As a result, only 17% of Americans currently trust the federal government. While neither Donald Trump...

A rocky start to college led me to UCR — my “home in the...

From the moment I stepped onto UC San Diego’s (UCSD) campus, I did not feel the butterflies that I thought I was supposed to feel. Every book I had read described a feeling of...