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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

“Who is right? The pope or the vandals?”

  On September 23rd, Pope Francis visited Washington DC. During the pope’s trip, he canonized — which is to declare sainthood — a controversial 18th century missionary named Junipero Serra, who set up California’s Catholic...

Dear single people: Valentine’s Day is not about you

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that dredges up all sorts of emotions. For some it’s simply February 14 and for others it’s “Singles Awareness Day.” I love Valentine’s Day. I’m single, not particularly a fan...

Lottery blues and old news: The immigration debate Republicans refuse to have

New York’s most recent terror attack immediately drew political controversy when analysis revealed that the suspect, Green Card-holder Sayfullo Saipov, had gained permanent residency in the US in 2010 as a result of the...

A bit is a bit: Net neutrality and the open Internet

Over the past few years, a great increase in notable Internet-related legislation has come into Congress. Some notable bills have been SOPA and PIPA. But what is now on the legislative docket is the...

R’Perspective: Being a crazy person in college

Here I am, at the end of my career as the Highlander’s opinions editor, and rapidly approaching the finish line for my college career — all the while my man-boobs are flopping and my...

New York City billionaires neglect city’s homelessness epidemic

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to build homeless shelters across the city is facing backlash from local residents due to plans to build a shelter to replace the Park Savoy Hotel,...

RIP Heat; Unfortunately, we say hello extra-long Spring Splash

Correction on 1/25/2016: No final decision on the status of Heat being a two day even or one day event in Spring Quarter has been settled by either parties -- ASUCR and ASBP.  This year...

WRITE OFF: Attendance should not be part of grading criteria

The unengaged student comes in many varieties: napping in the back of the lecture hall, watching “Breaking Bad” under the guise of taking notes on their laptop, searching for tattoo design inspiration on Pinterest...

R’Perspective: A Swim to the C

Early one Saturday morning, I woke up and prepared for one of the most iconic activities available to a UCR student: a swim to the C. Every UCR student knows this swim is as...

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