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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

R’Perspective: 2016 was a much better year than you thought

These past couple of years, and in particular, 2016, taught me that we Americans are lucky because we’re at a period in which most people in the U.S. now have some access to the...

R’Perspective: Thanksgiving: Expectations vs. reality

Every Thanksgiving special on TV has one staple: The family dinner.  And while TV programs show that family dinners can be awkward due to untold secrets and hatred within the family, it does not...

Why Regent Pattiz needs to resign from the UC Board of Regents

2016 was not the best year for the University of California’s public relations department, as each week seemed to release a new controversy surrounding the administrative transparency and accessibility of the 10 campuses. From...

UCR students don’t seize destiny, but hunker down instead

Before I attended UCR, my companions told me the city of Riverside was just okay, but the school was great. Naturally, when starting school in the fall, there was a preconceived resentment toward the...

Death on the November ballot

In November, California voters will consider a ballot measure titled the “Savings, Accountability, and Full Enforcement for California Act,” also referred to as the SAFE California Act.  This measure places a ban on the...

Obama’s binders full of men: is there a lack of women in the White...

Plenty of critics, reporters and columnists believe that President Barack Obama has surrounded himself with too many white men in his cabinet. Ruth Marcus, opinions writer for the Washington Post and one of Obama’s...

Highlander Showdown: Keystone XL Pipeline would’ve created much needed jobs

A few weeks ago the Obama administration announced that they had rejected a previous agreement to begin work on the Keystone Pipeline project. The project was to run from Northeast Canada to Texas and...

Let’s legalize marijuana, but not now

Laws that allow the medical use of marijuana have expanded to include 18 states, including California. And two states—Washington and Colorado—have now taken the next step and declared recreational use of marijuana legal. Before...

R’Gear Initiative: Effective yet imperfect

College students love free stuff. Fact. College students practically live in sweaters and sweatpants. Also fact. In relation to these two truths, the R’Gear initiative seems like a stroke of genius. It caters to college...