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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Drone strikes have upsides, but veiled by thick smokescreen

The George W. Bush administration first launched America’s secret aerial warfare on Oct. 7, 2001, a month after the tragic devastation of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11. Since then, the drone program has...

Gov. Brown’s proposal and its hidden consequences

It is a sad but true statement that money is what makes things happen when it comes to the education of students and the quality of instruction. With 112 community colleges reporting that revenues...

Writeoff: Why, as a female Democrat, Hillary Clinton does not have my vote

The 2016 election season is in full swing, bringing together all types of political contenders in hopes of gaining the most coveted position in the world: the president. One of the people running for...

Pronounce it like the peanut butter

"Hey, did you see that GIF of that cat dunking on Reddit?" "I'm sorry. Did you say 'gif?’ as in 'gift?’ Isn't it pronounced 'jif?’" Cue the awkward stares. Here at the Highlander office, the editorial board...

Write Off: Viewers are here for the issues, not the candidates

Now that campaigning for the 2016 presidential nominations is well under way, recent reports are suggesting that more viewers are tuning in and following the developments in the 2016 presidential campaign. Given the low...

Parties campaigning the right way

With the UCR campus being covered in posters and flyers distributed by the hundreds these recent months, it is apparent that the ASUCR elections season is in full swing. In an effort to accomplish...

Write Off: The must-see hit–the presidential debates

It’s no secret that viewership for the 2016 presidential debates has reached all time highs. In the past, the Republican presidential primary debates averaged about three to four million viewers this early on in...

California is mature enough for powdered alcohol

If people want to drink badly enough, they’ll find a way to drink. That is the simple truth about how alcohol consumption works. It should be no surprise then that since it's easy enough...

Away with the Towels, Bring Your Own

A severe unwilling exodus has been occurring out of the Student Recreation Center (SRC) these past couple of months. It is as severe as the dwindling population of whales that it necessitates a hashtag,...

Students are at the biggest loss with the new tuition hikes

By now, almost everybody knows about the approval of UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan for up to a 5 percent increase of tuition annually until the 2019-2020 school year. In case it is unknown...