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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Healthcare workers are demanding more and we need to listen

Last month, healthcare workers went on strike to protest staff shortages. Due to the pandemic, hospitals across California have experienced massive spikes in terms of patient intakes. Healthcare workers have been at the front...

For a brighter educational future, the US must reform its century-old schooling structure

It’s almost become comedic at this point when the American public points out how behind the U.S. educational system is in comparison with other countries. Around the world, students get an active say in...

The development of antiviral COVID pills is a turning point in the pandemic

On Nov. 16, the Biden administration announced its plan to purchase 10 million doses of Pfizer’s new antiviral COVID pill, Paxlovid. The Food and Drug Administration, also known as the FDA, will still have...

Religion and American politics create a dangerous partnership

President Biden’s recent visit with the Pope and protests over Biden’s participation in the sacrament of the Eucharist have brought religion, specifically its intersection with political action, to the forefront of public debate. President...

It’s time to take a closer look at the Cal Grant and its systemic...

The longer this year goes on, the more apparent it becomes that even the most generous sources of Californian financial aid are outdated. The Cal Grant program, which offers some of the greatest student...

The key to helping students graduate lies in offering support, not making classes easier

COVID-19 dealt a blow to the California State University system that was felt by faculty and students alike. When students began to drop out or take a year off because of the pandemic for...

Biden’s infrastructure agenda is dead, and he killed it

Last Tuesday, the Democrat-controlled House voted to pass the long-awaited — and watered-down — Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Though both Republicans and Democrats collaborated to write the bill, only 13 House Republicans broke with their...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors, In the November 2nd issue of The Highlander, Fatema Shalabi wrote an opinion piece arguing that the proclivity of younger people to reject marriage in favor of long-term dating is damaging to the...

Packed like sardines 一 Why UCSB’s proposed ‘mega-dorm’ is dangerous for students

Billionaire investor and amateur architect Charles Munger has donated $200 million to break ground on a new dorm complex at the University of California, Santa Barbara that he has not-so-humbly named after himself. Munger...

Family Thanksgiving celebrations must adhere to safety precautions

A poll in September found that nearly 20% of Americans are still unvaccinated and do not plan to be vaccinated. This percentage is concerning for a number of reasons, primarily with the increased chance...