Have you noticed? The clubs across campus are looking a bit thinned out, and not only during this especially busy time. There is evidence of decreasing participation in extracurriculars across the University of Arizona, which is mirrored throughout the United States. This trend should concern us, because its effects reach to the strength of democracy in the United States.
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Finish college faster, squeeze in another major, try something new, get the most out of your money — good intentions give us many reasons to take extra classes. And you probably know somebody (or are somebody) who is taking on 18, 19, 20 … 25 units this semester (yes, I did meet someone taking 25 credits). Enrollment has arrived, and if the stress isn’t convincing enough, I am writing to give extra encouragement to those prone to taking up heavy loads: Skip the extra class.
Not very many college students watched the State of the Union Address, based on my general knowledge of my peers and the fact that according to Salon and Rasmussen Reports, Americans under the age of 40 get the majority of their news from political satire. It’s hard to blame college students, who barely have time to wash dishes, for not taking almost an hour and a half out of their day to watch a very long speech, yet there are several reasons why college students need to watch it.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut almost in half by 2030 to avert "global environmental catastrophe." (Doesn't that phrase give you chills?) And no surprise, we're not even close to taking enough action.
Thanksgiving: a holiday of food. An entire day where your plans include pigging out and passing out. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is falling asleep while trying to watch football. I accomplish this every year. How can I possibly stay awake when my stomach is filled to the brim with warm foods? And what’s the fluffy starchy glue that brings the whole meal together? Potatoes.
If technology is akin to an extremely addictive drug, then the process of withdrawal is nothing short of harrowing.
As someone with no affiliation with no the honors program whatsoever, I don’t feel the honors village is too exclusive. It looks like another form of housing that has a set of requirements like some other dorms do. There are dorms that only cater to grad students, are they exclusive too? I think part of the allure of the U of A honors program is that it is somewhat distinct from the rest of the student body.
Some Yuma Hall residents get overly obsessed with their dorm, and I am a poster child for that obsession. I’m here again for a third year, and I just love it — the people, the community and even Yuma’s smell has grown on me. So, out of my affection, I am speaking one final plea on behalf of Yuma as an honors dorm.
Although born in Phoenix, Barry Goldwater made the right decision to avoid Arizona State University and instead come down to far more hospitable Tucson to study at the University of Arizona. The "Grand Old Man of the Republican Party," Barry Goldwater is probably Arizona’s single most influential contribution to the political landscape of the United States, and a great representation of what makes Arizona unique. Although loathed in the 1950s and 60s as being a far right wing nut job by many in Washington, Goldwater declared he would defoliate Vietnam with nuclear bombs during his presidential race in 1964, yet by the 1990s Goldwater found himself far too moderate and liberal to keep up with the Republicans of the house and senate. Representing Arizona in the Senate for 30 years, Goldwater was a devoted protector of individual freedom, fiscal responsibility, and denouncing the rise of the evangelical right’s control over the Republican Party. By the 1990s, Goldwater was as dedicated a supporter of gay rights as he was of small government, and even endorsed Democrat Karan English in her run for the House of Representatives. His time in office saw him counsel Richard Nixon to resign in the face of Watergate, fight against corruption in government contracts, and try to keep church and state separate.
Usually, Homecoming Week passes by before undergraduates give it a second thought. The events aren’t for us—we’re already home. The ones who do think about it might say it’s pointless or that it’s just another way for the alumni association to make money. However, homecoming should have a bigger impact on the consciences of undergraduates than anyone else.
Like many Tucsonans, I have a few criticisms of the streetcar (and I’m still a little sore from the time the ticket machine ate my $20). Overall, though, I think it does a great job linking the heart of Tucson together. But it’s just way too expensive.
Americans were alarmed Wednesday when they realized that Donald Trump can send direct messages to every phone in the United States, alarmed enough to cause three New Yorkers to file a lawsuit against President Trump and FEMA Administrator William "Brock" Long. The New Yorkers stated in their suit that Trump’s "rise to power was facilitated by weaponized disinformation that he broadcast into the public information sphere via Twitter in addition to traditional mass media." Though a suit seems a bit much, many of us are skeptical of what is going to be pushed on the newly formed alert system.
Me being touched and influenced by people in my life is not too difficult to come by. However, those who have inspired me are special gems that have captured my soul. I know they would never leave my life, regardless of when they came in. I am dedicating this piece to my step dad, Wilber Gonzalez.
Set against the backdrop of recent sexual assault allegations leveled at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, what do our columnists think of an inflammatory tweet from Vox-contributor Eve Foster?
Whether you love Martha McSally, hate her or feel indifferent, don’t vote for her. You’ll get what you want, and Arizona will get a great representative outcome.
“I’m not saying Apple is being evil and deliberately setting out to design phones that injure women by being too big for the average female hand, but that doesn’t mean it’s ok”. This was said by feminist activist Caroline Criado-Perez, a woman who has claimed an iPhone model with a 5.5-inch screen has caused repetitive strain injury. Criado-Perez is not the only woman who thinks this way, there are entire groups of women claiming Apple’s new designs are catered to men. This is in response to Apple’s new iPhone X and X Max having 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screens respectively. Apple also announced they are discontinuing the iPhone SE with a 4-inch screen.
I am an apathetic voter. Call me the enemy, the silent elector of the "bad politicians," the problem with America. I don’t really care, because voter apathy feels like, well, apathy.
Food and everything that surrounds it happens in a uniquely Russian way here in Russia. And that “Russian way” is different than a lot of us Americans expected.
Hello from Mother Russia! I’m spending my summer in Moscow on a University of Arizona study abroad program and will be giving you all updates — kind of like a travel blog, but worse (or better?), because it’s less bloggy.