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Sunday, September 23, 2018

WRITE OFF: Attendance should not be part of grading criteria

The unengaged student comes in many varieties: napping in the back of the lecture hall, watching “Breaking Bad” under the guise of taking notes on their laptop, searching for tattoo design inspiration on Pinterest...

“No” to ill-gotten money, “Yes” to divestment

You are sitting in your world history lecture hall and learn of past events involving people from years gone by and events on lands far away, all while history is unfolding in front of...

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...

Powdered alcohol spells trouble

Drinking — “Everyone does it!” “Just try it!” “One drink won’t hurt!” Neither will two or maybe three. But once you go one drop over your limit you may find yourself with your arms...

Attack of the drones: a violation of rights

Unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAV), known commonly as drones, are arguably the most dangerous technological advancement of the 21st century. The involvement of drones in America’s continued war on terror has resulted in the...

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...

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...

Parties don’t lead to better campaigns

It is Day 10. SIDE has taken back Chung Hall. Vox Populi has advanced with more chalk tags as we struggle for Rivera Library. Butcher paper and painter's tape supplies are low. The parties campaigning...

Write-off: What matters more, the lives of drug addicts or the drug problem?

  Just a few weeks ago, my friends and I had a case of the midnight munchies; with all other fast food establishments closed down for the night, we decided to go to the 24...

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...