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Monday, September 24, 2018

Editorial: The perils of online courses and how to avoid them

As Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his new budget for the state of California, which miraculously contains an $851 million surplus, University of California students waited anxiously to see if it addresses our needs. Fortunately,...

The Oscars are just the tip of Hollywood’s racist iceberg

The Oscars have come and gone, and with them, an array of questions and controversy regarding race, representation and Chris Rock humor. This awards show is an ideal opportunity for the public to raise...

New York’s Excelsior Scholarship will not translate well for California

New York state has recently unveiled the Excelsior Scholarship, a program that essentially covers tuition for students enrolled in the State University of New York system. As the first of its kind in the...

“Why trade green grass for even greener cash”

  On September 22, the Riverside City Council voted to put $1.5 million into its turf removal rebate program, a popular system that ran out of its $5 million in funding last May. Its popularity...

Editorial: More tests are not the answer to an expensive education

We’ve all taken that one class. The one that’s so utterly boring that you can’t help but sleep through. The one that you can’t imagine would ever be helpful to you after you graduate....

Editorial: Don’t blame the HUB for the Heat shutdown

When Heat was cancelled last weekend, it would be an understatement to say that students were upset. The Heat Facebook page quickly filled up with comments noting that Heat tickets were emblazoned with the words...

Editorial: The value of college in a cash-strapped economy

Last week, a study conducted at UCLA revealed that more students than ever are attending college for the express purpose of attaining a job after they graduate.  When asked to list their primary reason...

Editorial: UCR’s protest guidelines unfairly restrict students’ rights

In what can only be characterized as a vast overreaction to the Occupy Davis and Berkeley protests, both of which were marred by police violence, UCR administrators released a list of official “protest guidelines”...

Wilcox’s silence on sexual violence discussions is deafening

The #MeToo movement has brought the topics of sexual violence, assault and harassment to the forefront of public discussion in recent months. Yet, despite this movement’s prominence and the necessity for the campus community...

New California laws are a women’s rights victory

Two recent California laws are playing a major role in expanding women's rights. The first, which significantly eases access to birth control pills, was passed in 2013 and finally activated last Friday after years...