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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...

The US government’s plan to reopen the country may just lead to another lockdown

As the world continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become acclimated to the many changes and challenges our nation faces. The imposition of social distancing and self-isolation has caused much stress...

UCR’s commencement 2020 should take the opportunity to be fun and different by using...

The class of 2020 has been put in a precarious situation due to COVID-19 affecting everyone projected to walk the aisle and receive a diploma this spring. UCR has reacted and adapted to the...

If Rapunzel can do it so can we: Americans must remain at home and...

On the evening of Tuesday, April 28, San Clemente’s City Council voted unanimously to reopen their city-owned beaches on the following Saturday in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, this prompted waves of...

Preparing to enter the job market during the coronavirus recession

I sat in a Zoom lecture when suddenly an email notification flashed across my screen. It read “ESPN Next - Status Update.” I immediately minimized the lecture screen and clicked my way to the...

COVID-19 relief funds should not be heading toward elite colleges

On April 22, Harvard University announced on its Twitter account that the school would be rejecting the $8.7 million it was allocated from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. They were...

South Asians do not meet the standard criteria to be Asian, but there should...

It would seem that there is a new standard to be met in order to be considered Asian other than just geographical placement. In the Western world, many citizens have predetermined notions of what...