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The pandemic has been no pleasure cruise, but now is not the time for...

As movie theaters, amusement parks and other entertainment attractions slowly begin to reopen their doors to the public, cruise liners are wanting a piece of the pie, especially with spring and summer approaching. The...

Despite criticism, the US is doing quite well regarding pandemic response and vaccine rollout

Joe Biden’s presidency gave way to many substantial changes in the United States’ COVID-19 response. Thanks to the rapid vaccine distribution, we have seen the country slowly but surely return to a sense of...

Eliminating plastic pollution

Dear Editor: Global climate change is changing the future of our planet.  Although our technological advancements have allowed us to mass produce, our consumptions of single-use plastics continue to threaten our biodiversity and sustainable way of...

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine production halt has left many questioning its effectiveness

COVID-19 vaccine administration tactics have reached millions of people in the United States alone. The vaccines have been consistently criticized by many, prompting many Americans to not feel comfortable taking them. As a result,...

The Russia-Ukraine conflict is getting serious, but we cannot let it devolve into a...

The worst thing about rising tensions in military contexts is that far too often, it seems like the only way out is war. And though the Russia-Ukraine War has been ongoing since 2014, the...

UCR is extremely underfunded ー our student body deserves equity

UCR is one of the most diverse campuses within the University of California system, while also being one of the most underfunded. In comparison to older universities such as UC Berkeley or UCLA, which...

Returning to normalcy means the return of systemic problems

Joe Biden’s presidency gave many hopes for extensive change to occur; already we have seen the country slowly but surely returning to normalcy with the fairly successful vaccine rollout. However, at the same time,...

100 years later and the past feels all too present in Northern Ireland

2021 marks the 100-year anniversary of Northern Ireland: a century filled with political upheaval, sectarian conflict and hard-won peace. Since the partition in 1921, Northern Ireland has endured continued conflict between its two communities....

Easy access to food is a right all students deserve

Food insecurity continues to be a threat to students at UCR. In a survey done by the Basic Needs department on campus, more than 6 out of 10 students experience food insecurity. Three in...

Legalizing recreational marijuana provides minority groups with resources to succeed in the industry, but...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed new legislation legalizing the use of recreational marijuana. Under the new law, 40% of tax revenue from marijuana will be allocated to helping marginalized communities. Of course,...