Opinions

Are women in the Middle East oppressed?

What do you envision when you think about women in the Middle East? The common picture blasted all over the news is women wearing dark burqas and niqabs, unable to go outside without a male escort, unable to attend school or work, without freedom in any sense of the word.  Read more

GUEST LETTER: UA NROTC honors Senator McCain by upholding his values

GUEST LETTER: Although flags are no longer at half mast, University of Arizona’s Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps unit continues to honor Senator and Navy Captain John McCain’s passing away on Aug. 25 by striving to emulate the values of honor, courage and commitment that the senator revered throughout his military and public service career.  Read more

As baby boomers retire, job market will become more competitive than ever

In the 1980s it was easy as walking up to the manager to get a job in the field you wanted. However, now students must juggle work experience and a balanced education to even be thought of for a job. Companies have entry level positions that don’t require a degree, according to sites like career.com or indeed.com, but hearing that can cause some confusion. Although the entry level position might not require the degree, moving up in that certain company will.  Read more

OPINION: Get your religion out of politics

There are some things that just don’t go well together: oil and water, you and your ex, alcohol and logical decisions, etc. All of those combinations are pretty bad. However, if there’s one combination that trumps, if you will, all of the aforementioned horrible duos, I’d say that religion and politics have a pretty strong case for being the worst.   Read more

Gym fight: Campus Rec vs. Kamps Fitness

The University of Arizona’s Student Recreation Center is one of the nation’s top collegiate recreation facilities — No. 9 according to Best Value Schools. Located on the corner of Highland Avenue and Sixth Street, UA students receive free membership for each semester that they take at least one unit, not including summer.  Read more

Catch a taste of Tucson with these coffee shops

Living in Tucson gives students quite a few options when it comes to coffee, and not just the coffee chains our uncreative Sun Devil neighbors are known to frequent. Here’s a quick list of quality coffee spots for sleepless students.  Read more

Just think about it: Nike and corporate 'wokeness'

Last week, athletic apparel company Nike rolled out its new ad campaign in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the brands iconic “Just Do It” motto. With a deep stable of athletic talent on its roster to draw from, Nike instead choose Colin Kaepernick as the face of its campaign.  Read more

It's not just you, Tucson's getting hotter

It’s no secret that Arizona is hot. Nobody is trying to cover up the fact that Arizona regularly clocks temperatures above 110 degrees every summer, or that the Grand Canyon State not only has the two hottest cities in the United States — Phoenix and Tucson, in that order. It is also home to the highest average temperature location in the country, Lake Havasu City, where a scorching 96.4 degrees is the summer average, according to AZ Central.  Read more

OPINION: A primer on newly-appointed Arizona SenatorJon Kyl

For 10 days afterJohn McCain’s death, his Senate seat for Arizona had been left vacant. Governor Doug Ducey filled the seat last Tuesday with a familiar face, Jon Kyl. Kyl is originally from Nebraska and is the son of John Kyl, a member of the House of Representatives for Iowa. The University of Arizona brought Kyl to Tucson; he earned a bachelor's degree and attended the James E. Rogers School of Law. Read more

OPINION: What do you think about when you hear 'the Middle East?'

What do you think of when you hear “Middle East?” Is it Aladdin in a far-off, exotic place with a genie and a magic carpet? Is it famine and war? I bet ISIS came to mind. Is it vast deserts littered with oases? Perhaps it is beheadings, burqas, protests or even prosperous princes and princesses. The thing is, the Middle East is incredibly diverse and its borders are the subject of constant debate.  Read more