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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Editorial: Extend the Thanksgiving holiday

We are now in the eighth week of the fall quarter, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Thanksgiving has always been an awkwardly placed holiday, occurring only on Thursdays with no conveniently placed...

Subjectivity in recent ICE raids set a dangerous precedent

In the course of one week, 678 people in 12 states were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents as part of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Immigration enforcement is not...

Increased population better mean increased resources for students

After the final due date of Nov. 30, the number of undergraduate applicants was counted and revealed promising results for UCR: For the first time in our school’s history, UCR received over 50,000 applications;...

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...

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...

Make the UC great again; Trump for UC President

First and foremost, the president of the University of California’s duty is to shape the vision — the mission statement —  for the university system by working with the UC Board of Regents and...

Editorial: How RPD’s Bodycams can be a Failure or Success

With President Barack Obama’s Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Partnership Program planning to purchase 50,000 body cameras at a national level, local law enforcement agencies are currently taking the initiative to utilize this technology. In...

Boasting about “diversity” at UCR is not enough — it’s time we practice it

No one will ever have to question whether UCR is a diverse campus. By now, UCR’s high degree of diversity is a cornerstone of its academic reputation and of its campus culture. While this...

Editorial: Students should have ability to choose commencement speaker

It’s that time of year again—spring quarter is coming to a close and commencement is only a few weeks away. Soon students will sit alongside their peers under the Riverside sun in one of...

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,...