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Monday, September 24, 2018

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...

Implementing a gender studies requirement is a misguided effort

    On Wednesday, April 26, ASUCR voted to continue showing support for a previously passed resolution for the establishment of a gender studies requirement, which, if approved by the faculty members of UCR’s academic senate,...

WSJ vs. PewDiePie: The old media vs. the new

On February 13, 2017, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published a compilation video which revealed that Disney’s Maker Studios decided to end their partnership with mega-YouTuber, Felix Kjellberg (more widely known as “PewDiePie”), after...

Work week cap makes on-campus employment unaffordable

Students are employed all around campus — in dining services, as clerical workers in various campus offices, in the library and as campus tour guides, just to name a few. On-campus jobs are sought...

Editorial: Yale students punished unfairly after providing a better course site

Yale University has made it clear that students’ right to explore the Internet is far less important than its command of authority over students. In January 2012, two Yale students, Harry Yu and Peter Xu,...

Editorial: To protect students, UCR Hookups must pull out of Facebook

The secret is out. Or at least, everybody’s sex secrets are. Thanks to UCR Hookups, a Facebook page that allows people to anonymously submit their private sexual escapades and voyeuristic yearnings, everybody is getting a...

Wilcox puts UCR down by making deans step down

Recently, Dean Reza Abbaschian of UCR’s Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), who had served in the position for 11 years, is stepping down from his position due to “differences” with Chancellor Kim Wilcox. Abbaschian...

Los Angeles has a promising opportunity to tackle homelessness

Justus Ross/HIGHLANDER  Southern California’s homelessness crisis has once again been thrust into the spotlight when the Los Angeles City Council chose a parking structure in LA’s Koreatown as the city’s first new temporary homeless shelter....

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...

Editorial: ASUCR senatorial elections in need of reform

A fair and accessible democratic process is essential to the success of any legitimate governing body.  It is the only way to ensure that the individuals elected to speak for a given group are...