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Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

By Ida Acevedo | UC Riverside They say that hard work pays off, and for you, Betsy DeVos, that is quite the opposite. You’ve been sworn in as the Secretary of Education, recommended by Trump himself. How? Well, let’s look at how you got here today. You didn’t have a lot of troubles growing up.… Continue Reading

Why I Believe in Voting

Why I Believe in Voting

By Manoella Narain | UC Riverside It’s most wonderful time of the year and I’m not talking about Christmas folks. That’s right, the second Tuesday of November is coming and that means it’s time for the national election . For us millennials, this means we are having one of our classic first times, if you…

My Governor Doesn’t Care About My Mental Health

My Governor Doesn’t Care About My Mental Health

By Julia Schemmer | UC Riverside On Saturday, September 24, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2017, a bill that would have established a framework for mental health services for public colleges and universities in California. Although signing or vetoing legislation is a part of his job description, this bill was a particular blow to organizations…

My STAR Experience

My STAR Experience

By Shawn Pham | UC Riverside I have spent almost half of my college life buried in books and far detached from my surroundings. In 2014, during my first year attending UCR, I observed a protest against tuition hikes where students were occupying the Chancellor’s office. That was the closest thing to a student advocacy…