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It is important to prioritize mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Courtesy of Pexels As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen our daily lives have been reshaped with necessary...

Acknowledging the loneliness epidemic

The advent of social media has had profound effects on our society. In a sense, humanity is now more connected than at any point...

Magic mushroom medicine: a potential new method for treating depression and...

Denver recently passed legislation decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms and the rest of the United States might do well to follow the Coloradoan city’s example. It...

9th annual GenerAsian Conference empowers the femme API community

On Saturday, Feb. 9, Asian Pacific Student Programs (APSP) held the 9th annual GenerAsian Womxn’s Conference with the theme “Flourishing Femmes!” Over 30 people...

Why a lack of mental health awareness in college can lead...

  By: Michael Rios Editor's note: Michael Rios is a UCR alumnus and former Highlander editor. Sometime during my third year at UCR, I gave up...

Walmart’s new firearm policies are well-intentioned but do nothing to solve...

In the wake of the Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead and 14 wounded, Walmart released a statement...

Mental health at risk? UC Counseling contract dispute remains unresolved

The long-standing collective bargaining dispute between UC-wide counseling staff and the UC Office of the President (UCOP) continues as UCOP representatives refuse to consider...

Logan Paul and the importance of humility in the social media...

Depending on how deeply you associate with the “Logang” community, you likely stood on one of two sides of the controversy around Youtuber and...

Getting to know Scotty Highlander

Scotty the Bear Scotty Highlander, more commonly known as Scotty the Bear, is the face of UCR, known for exemplifying the Tartan Soul values...

The importance of self-compassion

A lot of college students sacrifice their mental and physical health in order to get the grades they want. I would know, since I’m...