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Monday, November 20, 2017

Write-Off: Keep Scotty — ditch the grizzly menace

As the “Freaky Friday” phenomenon hit the UC Riverside community over the weekend, it came with it the swapping of our beloved Scotty the Bear mascot with that of a grizzly bear. While the...

Write-Off: Trump’s speech to Congress shows optimism for the future of his administration

On Feb. 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump gave his first speech to the U.S. Congress, one that highlighted his goals for the peace, prosperity and security of all American citizens. Trump renewed many...

Write-Off: Trump’s first speech before Congress shows that things will not improve anytime soon

On Feb. 28, 2017, President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress, delineating and consolidating many of his campaign and executive proposals unrolled in the first hundred days of...

Write-off: Mama mia! Mama mia! Cover songs have got to go

As I was driving home from UCR last Friday, I was unlucky enough to be flipping through the channels on my car radio (most of the stations were on commercial breaks) and happened upon...

Write-Off: Cover songs are to music what recycling is to the environment

People like to talk badly about covers of popular songs or disqualify them from being considered art because they seem like a glorified version of karaoke. And true, much cover music doesn’t exactly improve...

Write-off: Resist constructively, or get ready for eight years of Trump

American history and American culture are both completely intertwined with protest and rebellion. To protest something that you see as injustice in order to fix that injustice is among one of the most patriotic...

Write-Off: The symptom not the sickness

Last week’s fiery events at Berkeley ignited a new debate over the drawbacks and downfalls of protesting. Armchair activists, safe behind their keyboards, stick their nose up and declare protests to be a nuisance...

Write-Off: Bob Dylan does not need to be a poet to deserve the Nobel...

In 2012, the permanent secretary of the Nobel Committee, Horace Engdahl, made a controversial statement that “American literature is too isolated, too insular,” prompting fears that the Swedish Academy had ruled out American writers...

Write-Off: High school CPR training is a good idea, but should not be mandatory

Effective at the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, most high school students in California will be required to complete CPR training in order to graduate. While usually involving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the new requirement...

Write-Off: Give CPR training a chance before assuming it will do no good

Governor Jerry Brown signed a law on September 24th that will mandate all high schools to teach their students how to conduct CPR and become familiar with medical tools like defibrillators. This is amazing....