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Friday, November 17, 2017

UCR Dining should better cater to halal dietary restrictions

UCR Dining has recently attempted to address the growing concerns of Muslim students about the campus’s limited sources for halal food. This issue was made worse when Chronic Tacos replaced Habaneros in the HUB...

Opioids, you’re fired! Supporting Trump’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health...

America has declared public health emergencies plenty of times in the past, including the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak, the 2009 North Dakota storms and California’s recent wildfires. However, it is important to notice that...

Riverside’s new anonymous animal noise complaints are all bark and no bite

Starting Nov. 16, any resident of Riverside annoyed by a neighbor’s dog’s incessant barking may call Animal Control Services and file a complaint anonymously. This comes via a new city ordinance hoping to address...

Op-Ed: Empowering foster care individuals

Did you graduate high school? According to the National Foster Youth Institute, for 84 percent of the U.S. population, including myself, the answer is yes. I was fortunate enough to be raised by my...

Op-Ed: Reframing campus free speech debates, creating conditions for desirable education

Debates about “free speech” rage on college campuses today. That the contours of these debates differ from the issues that gave rise to the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley circa 1964 is obvious. What’s...

An opt-out system for fees would undermine the richness of college student organizations

Recently, Republican politicians such as Minnesota State Representative Drew Christiansen, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and others have toyed with the idea of allowing college students to opt out of a portion of their fees...

There’s no badge for thinking for yourself

On Oct. 9, a group of Cub Scouts in Broomfield, Colorado met with Colorado State Senator Vicki Marble (R-Fort Collins) in a meeting organized by the Boy Scouts. The young scouts were instructed by...