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Another look at the Italian election: are its consequences being ignored?

In March 2018, the Italian general election ended with a hung parliament after no running party achieved a clear majority in the legislature. Neither the center-right nor center-left coalitions, nor the populist Five Star...

Calls to rate journalists will only further erode trust in media

Following distasteful news coverage of the automaker Tesla’s production troubles and crashes with cars in its AutoPilot program, Tesla CEO Elon Musk attacked “big media companies” on Twitter and announced his plans to create...

ASUCR’s lack of transparency leaves much to be desired

At a closed meeting on May 16, CHASS Senator Mariam Alkhalili’s senate bill to reduce ASUCR Executive Cabinet (ECAB) stipends by about 60 percent was decidedly rejected by the ASUCR Senate Legislative Review Committee...

Open Letter from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox

  I read with deep regret Carisha Moore’s open letter to the Highlander regarding my silence on issues related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. Making public comments during ongoing investigations may adversely affect the outcome...

With the rise of Uber, the taxi industry is too small to survive

Throughout the past decade, the ridesharing company Uber has established its prominence in the transportation industry worldwide. A fixture of the sharing economy that is developing  among millennials, Uber’s growth has largely displaced the...

What Mexico Can Learn From Venezuela in Upcoming Elections

Times are changing and they are changing fast. Emerging leaders invoke nostalgic memories of what the world used to look like and draw attention to each respective country’s “glory days”. Candidates and executives such...

Los Angeles has a promising opportunity to tackle homelessness

Justus Ross/HIGHLANDER  Southern California’s homelessness crisis has once again been thrust into the spotlight when the Los Angeles City Council chose a parking structure in LA’s Koreatown as the city’s first new temporary homeless shelter....

Updating the U.S.’ asylum laws is a matter of life or death

It is often stated that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants; this fact holds true today as much as ever, as nearly 1.5 million immigrants entered the country in 2016, the most recent...