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Wednesday, June 20, 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...

Editorial: Senatorial elections mired in laptopping controversy

Last week, the UCR community learned that several representatives of the ASUCR political party CR were caught using their laptops to campaign outside of the University Village Theater during elections week.  The discovery, which...

Updating the U.S.’ asylum laws is a matter of life or death

It is often stated that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants; this fact holds true today as much as ever, as nearly 1.5 million immigrants entered the country in 2016, the most recent...

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: Teaching diversity the right way

UCLA has faced some criticism recently for its diversity. A viral video created by UCLA student Sy Stokes last November protested the lack of diversity at the campus, where only 4 percent of undergraduates...

Allowing girls to join Boy Scouts is a step forward in creating tomorrow’s leaders

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced on Wednesday, Oct. 11 that, starting in 2018, it will allow girls to join the Cub Scouts, and that it plans to make the Eagle Scout program...

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...

Editorial: For health of students, UCR must reject UC SHIP

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the UC system, UCR students’ health care premiums are going up. During the 2010-2011 academic year, UCOP took it upon itself to implement a UC-wide health insurance program that...

UC prison divestment is a half-hearted, face-saving gesture

Recently, the University of California system divested from California's private prisons, selling approximately $25 million in shares from several of these corporations. This comes after a period of protest by students across the UC...

Editorial: Separation of powers among ASUCR must be absolute

There was once a time when UCR students couldn’t even elect their own student body president. Only senators were directly elected, and those senators selected the president from amongst themselves. Furthermore, senators had the...