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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Step forward for UC standardized testing policy reveals an uncertain future

The University of California Board of Regents announced they will be commissioning a study to examine the relationship between the SAT and ACT tests and college success at a Sept. 24 meeting on the...

Ethnic Studies courses should be a requirement for high school students

  A bill recently introduced by Assemblyman Jose Medina, (D-Riverside), a former ethnic studies teacher, seeks to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement in California. The bill, AB 2772 passed the Assembly floor...

New STEM High School promises wide benefits, overlooks associated challenges

The UCR Academic Senate recently released a summary of a draft agreement reached between UCR, Riverside Unified School District and the City of Riverside that has committed to construct a Science, Technology, Engineering and...

Unfair competition with the Sun? Trump’s folly and the danger of tariffs

  On Monday, Sept. 17, Donald Trump imposed 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of products imported from China, including goods like toilet paper and seafood. Although sizeable, these tariffs are merely the tip...

Marxist elements show in American Society

In 1848, German philosopher Karl Marx delineated in his Communist Manifesto that society, at the time phasing through a period of industrialization and capitalism, would become continuously split into two distinct economic classes known...

Unknown territory ahead as the president claims he can pardon himself

On June 4, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself, a novel and unprecedented legal claim that he apparently considers his constitutional right. His attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has...

An Ode of Positivity to the Graduating Class

When we begin a new chapter in life there is always trepidation about how we intend to fill all the new space. After all, everyone’s destiny is vested in their own hands. That reality...

US Meddling in European Politics is Old News

Richard Grenell is not off to a very good start. The newly-appointed U.S. ambassador to Germany has already caused embarrassment and tension twice since his appointment in May, first with threats of sanctions against...

Riverside’s city manager contract dispute is a wholly Californian problem

After the Riverside City Council fired former city manager John Russo among controversy over his high salary in April, they shot down a proposal to impose a cap on the city manager’s salary at...

Health Coverage — Protecting Your Personal Investment: A Note to Graduates

  By: Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer and Cástulo de la Rocha The two of us are among dozens of commencement speakers at California’s colleges and universities this year who are calling out the importance of having...