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Sunday, January 24, 2021

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...

Japan can not release Fukushima’s contaminated nuclear water into the ocean

In 2011, Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake off its coast, which triggered a tsunami. The tsunami caused extensive damage, including one major accident that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Consequently, a...

Children learn better when their learning styles are being properly supported

Every child learns and absorbs information differently. Every student knows their own learning style intrinsically. When studying for an upcoming exam, a student knows whether taking notes, watching lectures or listening to recorded lessons...

Low enrollment is the silent killer for institutions during the pandemic

As a new wave of students are set to apply to college, UCR must consider how they are going to appeal the most to prospective students now that there are more challenges than benefits...

The UC must adjust tuition and fee costs to match the quality of education

Yet again, the University of California (UC) has proven itself to be an all-for-profit business, neglecting the needs of their students during a pandemic. Even with a class action lawsuit against the UC, students’...

Grassroots movements enable ordinary people to make extraordinary change

America was founded on protest and civil disobedience. But few Americans, whether they are politically engaged or cynical about the entire political process, realize that the efforts of grassroots movements are still making huge...