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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: Take some calming breaths over yoga appropriation, people

Yoga classes have been long taught on university campuses as a way to help relieve stress and promote fitness. It’s completely insane for yoga to be labeled as cultural appropriation because institutionalized yoga classes are not designed to recontextualize Indian spiritual or religious beliefs in the western world. Read more

Column: TUSD punished for not being white enough

Segregation is a word that should long be dead in American society, but in the Tucson Unified School District, claims of desegregation still float around and, in reality, it's the district's fault that schools are subsequently failing. Read more

Column: Soup kitchens and shelters need help year round

Nearly every charity organization imaginable relies on hounding and often even guilt-tripping people during the holiday season in order to rake in their biggest donations of the year. People are most willing to donate time, money and food around the holidays simply because charity work is advertised so heavily near Christmas time. But what about the rest of the year? Though often put on the back burner, people are hungry, poor and needy during the other parts of the year as well. Read more

Column: Improv can help just about anyone in life

Living is massively difficult. Even when everything in your life goes the way you want, it’s still tremendously hard. There are unnecessary obstacles and hurdles that you never see coming, which add to a lot of stress and anxiety that only gets worse over time. Read more

Column: It's Finals, eat your problems

As we approach the busy shopping season and return to campus, we find ourselves too broke to eat proper meals once again. With finals around the corner, it’s doubly difficult just to find time to sit down and eat with all the studying. Yet, there is hope. It is our responsibility as collegiate members to feed ourselves, and in doing so, we shouldn’t feel pressured to eat healthy. As long as we commit the rare act of sitting down for a meal, we should be entitled to eat whatever pleases our stomachs and not what pleases our diets. Read more

Column: Helicopter parents overstep

Last week, a Wisconsin elementary school canceled a planned reading of “I Am Jazz,” a children’s book written by activist and transgender teen Jazz Jennings. The book chronicles Jennings’ experiences growing up as a child diagnosed with gender identity disorder and the reading was meant to help students at the school understand the challenges faced by a transgender classmate. Read more