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Friday, September 21, 2018

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...

Why the tuition hikes are a necessary evil

It seems that despite the best efforts of the student body to protest it, the dreaded tuition hikes will be implemented. Beginning next year, tuition will increase by up to 5 percent each year...

Write-Off: Be pro-grizzly for a better UCR

An ancient proverb from the country of Snoglandia features the grizzly bear as the omnipotent symbol of wisdom. The beautiful, furry creature is probably the most underrated and underappreciated creature in American society. Since...

A confused face is a great meme

For years, memes have been swarming all over social media either to make people laugh, to make a smart remark or just as a reaction to a post online. A meme I’ve come across...

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: Aliens – truth or real? or The Highlander Files – the truth is...

Sci-fi writer Arthur Clarke once said, “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.” We are not. There’s so much evidence out there pointing to the fact that we...

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...

“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...

The United States should take action against Syria

People agree that violence usually doesn’t solve a problem. But what happens when talk is not enough to solve it? In some situations, a threat of force is necessary to arrive at a conclusion....

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...