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Monday, February 20, 2017

UC sanctuary campuses are needed to shield undocumented students

In response to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, UC President Janet Napolitano promised last November not to comply with federal agencies who may seek to deport undocumented students on UC campuses. This move...

There’s more to gun violence than mass shootings and police killings

On average, 33,000 people are killed every year in the United States by means of firearms. All too often, we hear on the news about mass shootings, or shootings by police, always to public...

Work week cap makes on-campus employment unaffordable

Students are employed all around campus — in dining services, as clerical workers in various campus offices, in the library and as campus tour guides, just to name a few. On-campus jobs are sought...

The threat of Trump is a signal to become politically active

Election Day 2016 will certainly be a memorable day for Americans, and for all the wrong reasons. Most people, this editorial board included, probably did not expect Donald Trump to win the presidency. Nevertheless,...

An investment in Heat is an investment in student morale

The HUB Governing Board voted on Oct. 17 to make two different recommendations regarding the continuation of the Heat music festival; one of which simply states their support for continuing Heat, and one which...

Voter’s Guide

Prop 51: The Highlander Editorial Board endorses Proposition 51 on the California ballot. Proposition 51 would allow California to issue $9 billion in bonds for physical repairs, construction and upgrades for public K-12 schools and community...

Closing Early Childhood Services will be a loss for campus community

As of this year, the Early Childhood Services (ECS) at UC Riverside has been running at a deficit of about $1 million dollars. While some solutions have been discussed — reducing staff, increasing class...

We’re an award-winning newspaper, and we’re talking about clowns

We live in an interesting age, one where the weirdest fads can go viral, for better or worse. The latest of these real-life memes is the clown craze that began a few months ago...

Gender-neutral bathrooms do not constitute a victory for the transgender community

Governor Jerry Brown recently enacted a bill that will require all single-occupant bathrooms in California to have gender-neutral signage on their door. This bill has already been hailed as a victory by groups supporting...

UCR is getting too big, too fast

UCR is in the midst of a crisis. At a glance, it may seem to be the same UCR as last year. There have been no major renovations, no significant shuffling of faculty or...