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Monday, February 19, 2018

Don’t feed the trolls by the Bell Tower

Last week, a noteworthy sight on campus was a group of religious extremists armed with signs at the Bell Tower vehemently condemning homosexuality, abortion and even yoga pants as sins. Most students usually ignored...

UCSD is justified in bringing the Dalai Lama to their commencement

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama and spiritual leader of Tibet, will be providing the commencement address at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) this year, and given his stature as a prominent...

The Governator as chancellor will bring UCR back to prominence

On Friday, March 31, much of the media’s attention was centered on the revelation that a strange body-swapping effect had stricken the world, most notably in the case of President Donald Trump taking over...

Rubidoux High School educators need to be aware of their school’s demographics

Six Rubidoux High School educators — social science teacher Geoffrey Greer, art teacher Robin Riggle, science teacher Allen Umbarger, agriculture teacher Rhonda Fuller, science teacher Chuck Baugh and guidance counselor Patricia Crawford — are...

It’s time we strengthen our approach to preventing sexual assault

Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, there have been several sexual assault incidents on or near the UC Riverside campus. As a result, the need for safety and preventative measures against sexual assault is ever...

UC system’s exposed reserves present an unignorable breach of trust

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has been under a great deal scrutiny in light of a scathing 177-page audit report exposing that it has been maintaining a secret reserve of...

UC sexual assault cases expose university’s apathy toward victims

A scathing report published Feb. 28 by UC Berkeley’s Daily Cal reveals at least 124 cases filed over the past three years involving University of California employees’ violations of the UC sexual violence and...

The University of California does itself a disservice by outsourcing jobs

The goal of the UC system, per its own mission statement, is to educate Californians in order to benefit the California economy by creating an educated workforce. It comes as a shock, then, that...

France’s Photoshop mandate puts a mere watermark on an unmistakable problem

The combined 1.9 trillion dollar fashion and beauty industries reinforce skewed standards of beauty through advertising the unrealistic ideal of extremely skinny bodies, flawless skin, long legs and “perfect” features. It has become easy...

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...