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Shedding new light on mental health awareness as a result of the pandemic

As lockdowns seem to have no end in sight, mental health concerns in young adults have increased. As a consequence of social isolation, students feel suffocated and misunderstood by parents who dismiss signs of...

The Pfizer vaccine could change the course of the pandemic, but vaccine distribution poses...

After an arduous year of endless bad news surrounding the pandemic, the world now has a glimmer of hope. The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced that they have developed a coronavirus vaccine that has...

Price regulation will stop inflation in response to minimum wage increases

In order to not render minimum wage increases ineffective, America must regulate prices in all industries. This is not a novel concept in American history: this country has a long history of price regulation....

Big money wins California with the passage of Proposition 22, but they cannot continue...

In 2019, the California legislature passed Assembly Bill 5, a landmark labor law that would extend employee protections to contract workers in order to provide them with benefits like minimum wage, holiday and sick...

Proposition 16’s failure to pass ignores the obstacles faced by students of color

Although there were many promising pieces of legislation on the California ballot, progress stagnated this year. Disappointingly, Californians failed to recognize the importance of voting for policies in their own state rather than just...

Great Expectations of change from the Biden Administration

On the campaign trail, the former vice president made many promises while discussing some of the legislation he would attempt to implement over the next four years. This includes complex policies, such as his...

It is time to abolish the Electoral College and adopt the national popular vote

Now that the 2020 presidential election has come to an end, it is time to rethink the system that chooses the president of the United States. Over the last two decades, two out of...

Professors are too slow to adapt to virtual exams and students are paying the...

Enduring an online fall quarter at UCR was not easy. Class formats were inconsistent, and I felt completely alone and overwhelmed with the amount of work assigned to me. When midterms season hit, I...

Building back better: With the election over and won, the real challenge starts now

As this year’s tumultuous election comes to an end, so does the formidable Trump administration—paving the way for a new era of politics in America with President-elect Joe Biden. While Biden and Vice President-elect...

America needs to fracking stop

The debate over fracking has become increasingly prominent as the Biden team announced its support to get rid of the method during its campaign. In order to ensure a brighter future, the country needs...