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COLUMN: Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive in full effect

You’d have to go back to the year when the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" film was released to find the last time when Arizona men’s basketball lost five games in a row. That’s 35 years ago. After getting slashed by a different version of Freddy Krueger – the Washington State Cougars in this case – the Wildcats are in their own version of Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive. Granted, it’s not quite as catchy, but we’re in the midst of Arizona’s horror story nonetheless. Read more

Column: Football shouldn't be demonized for its dangerousness

With the Super Bowl being played today, it's the perfect time to rehash some of the internal frustration that I swept under my Philadelphia Eagles rug during this football season. My beloved game became a target for high-brow thinkers and writers alike, particularly at the beginning of fall semester. Read more

Column: The merits of meritocracy

The logic of meritocracy seems sound. If racial bias is what necessitated diversity policies in the first place, then perhaps racial blindness is the next step for companies to ensure fair representation and pay. Read more

Column: Another all-white oscars shows issue with Academy

I already have my entire Oscars acceptance speech all planned out. It’s really good, but I won't get to utter a word of it unless I happen to win one of those little golden bastards in the distant future. All aspiring filmmakers have some version of their speech worked out already, if only vaguely in the back of their minds. Read more