The plastic straw, an accessory for frosty summer drinks, sweet sodas and the ever-enjoyable iced coffee, has been falling out of popularity in recent years, faced with a growing repercussion over its effect on the environment. Starbucks, the popular coffee chain, announced Monday, July 9, that it would stop using disposable plastic straws by 2020.
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The current news cycles have been dominated by the stories of migrant children separated from their parents at the border. The stories are, undeniably, heart wrenching, the photos and audio clips, more so. We need to do better. This destruction of families should never have occurred, but now, we need to fix it. Make your voice heard, support those in need and criticize the perpetrators.
On June 11, the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality officially went into effect. This will have significant effects on the internet as we know it today, but Congress has already invoked the Congressional Review Act in an attempt to overturn the repeal. The Senate has passed it, but the House has not yet voted. What does all this mean for your daily life, and what does it mean for journalism?
EDITORIAL: Daily Wildcat endorses Natalynn Masters for ASUA prez, vice president picks more complicated
Each year, the Daily Wildcat offers thoughts and endorsements for Associated Students of the University of Arizona candidates before the annual general election.
This week we are painting Boos and Bravos green while we give our thumbs up or down to issues related to sustainability.
If the regents and Presidents Michael Crow, Rita Cheng and Hart are truly concerned about the financial state of Arizona’s universities, they would have rejected these raises. The presidents’ decisions to accept them reflect fundamental failures of leadership.
It was the night before classes started; social events marked by forced friendliness and repetitive what’s-your-major introductions set the campus abuzz.
In order to graduate, an Arizona high school student must spend four years studying math and English, but they no longer need to pass a basic test proving that those classes have taught them how to read a passage and interpret a graph.
Last year, while explaining the Daily Wildcat’s endorsement of Fred DuVal in the gubernatorial race, the editorial warned that “Doug Ducey’s solution to education … is to tighten colleges’ budgets.”
The Pima County Attorney’s Office decided against the prosecution of Tucson Police Department officer Joel Mann for violently shoving a UA student during the Elite Eight clash.
The Editorial Board's picks for governor, attorney general, secretary of state and superintendent.
The Daily Wildcat editorial board endorses candidates for the 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts. The editorial board consists of Jacquelyn Oesterblad, Katelyn Kennon, Ethan McSweeney and Joey Fisher.
The Daily Wildcat editorial board makes its picks for four propositions to vote on this election period. Editorials are written by Jacquelyn Oesterblad, Katelyn Kennon, Ethan McSweeney and Joey Fisher.
On Sept. 2, we ran a column titled “Only responsibility can stop rape” by Rob Monteleone along with another column titled “Perpetrators are the only thing that can prevent rape” by Elizabeth Hannah. These columns were packaged together in our “head-to-head” feature in the opinions section.
Returning to school always means a curbing of freedoms. There’s less time for sleeping, but somehow more time for crying.
“The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits — where teaching, research, service and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond,” the UA’s official website states.
Sgt. Joel Mann approaches a crowd of onlookers, nearly a block away from unruly crowds on University Boulevard.
_BRILLIANT_ *Sudanese prisoner freed:* Merian Ibrahim had been sentenced to death by hanging for the “crime” of marrying a non-Muslim.
Another year has come and gone, we’ve grown, we’ve changed — all that jazz. Four days a week, the Daily Wildcat has published columns, editorials and letters from students and staff who needed a forum in which to air their grievances, often with us. No one writes to or for the Wildcat because it’s glamorous, or because it pays fabulously or even because it’s totally satisfying.
Lately, the word “diversity” is stamped on every milestone and marker nationwide. It’s buzzing off the lips of every politician and administrator. It’s trendy.