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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Politicians must not allow NRA donations to keep them from acting on guns

Americans are still reeling from the trauma brought forth by the school shooting that took place on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. A conversation that is all...

UC free speech center’s inaugural group must protect 1st Amendment

Perhaps free speech isn’t in a crisis but it is certainly in limbo — especially at California’s public universities. In the past year we have witnessed student and community-led uproar around the respective appearances...

California should follow San Francisco’s lead in weeding out marijuana convictions

On Wednesday, Jan. 31, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced that the city would revisit marijuana-related convictions dating as far back as 1975, due to Proposition 64 legalizing marijuana usage when it was...

Pass SB-320: Students deserve access to medication abortion

Senate Bill 320 (SB-320), introduced by Senator Connie Leyva in February last year, would mandate that California public universities’ health centers provide medication abortion, which would supplement the contraceptives that many already offer for...

UC regents must seek greater financial efficiency — not a tuition hike

After a few agonizing days of wondering if they would be squeezed to the tune of $342 in yet another tuition increase, UC students were free to breathe a momentary sigh of relief: On...

Online-only community colleges work, but only in theory

We have heard the horror stories: Students attend their local community college, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and planning to bolt after two years. Then, five years later, they’re still around, struggling to get into classes they...

2018’s ASUCR elections must be conducted without laptopping or political parties

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, ASUCR’s final meeting of the fall quarter saw an outpouring of vocal opposition against the use of political parties in the coming ASUCR elections. Some in attendance cited concerns...

UCR must keep solicitors from disrupting the reason students are here: Education

On the walkways surrounding the bell tower, the HUB and other areas on and near campus, leafleters, canvassers and other forms of solicitors frequently set up shop and ask for students’ time, donations, signatures...

UCR IT layoffs short-circuit support for campus community

Recently, a spate of layoffs in the UCR Information Technology Solutions (ITS) has raised questions about the support students will receive when trouble inevitably arises with technology on campus, such as in campus computer...

California must put the brakes on new gas tax

On Wednesday, Nov. 1 came a much-dreaded gas tax increase, which immediately inflated gasoline prices by 12 cents per gallon and diesel fuel prices by 20 cents per gallon. Naturally, that wasn’t enough; it...