Opinions

Fraternities: Let's do better

This article pertains to the experiences of male UA students who do not belong to a fraternity that offered to voice their opinion on Greek life. As a reporter, I feel that there is validity behind the words of these boys, and that they are not the only students who feel this way. I write this article and those that follow in this series in an effort to educate the community. Hopefully, by voicing these concerns others who share them will come forward, and the UA Greek system will become the positive experience for all who engage with it, member or not.  Read more

OPINION: Arizona cannot let student exemption win

 Arizona’s vote to raise the state minimum wage from 8 dollars to 12 passed back in 2016 by a wide margin, carrying 58% of the statewide vote and carrying with it every county except for Graham county (1). This level of support for our minimum wage workers was a surprising wake up call to our legislators in Phoenix, who have historically kept our state wage within a dollar of the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour (2).  Read more

GUEST LETTER: Why Amazon didn't pick Tucson

So, if the executives of the rich companies in these locales espouse diversity and care about the poor, why don’t they establish headquarters in a city like Tucson, which sorely needs additional tax revenue and imported wealth? Read more

Spring Fling opinion: Everything you need to know to prepare for the fair

Spring Fling is an exciting and fun time for many students. According to the ASUA website, there are “over 35 rides, games and, of course, the over 20 original food booths!” However, I do believe that, for some people, Spring Fling isn’t all fun and games. The tents and structures make getting around extremely difficult, especially if you come in through the Campbell entrance. I learned this the hard way, when the whole end of the Mall was closed off and some girl and I had to fight through trees and bushes to get to class on time.  Read more

OPINION: Maintaining healthy relationships is vital

Maintaining healthy relationships in college seems like an impossible task sometimes. Friends we knew for years in school have suddenly grown distant, and the university is often the first time we have to live with people other than our family. How do you balance it all? How do you maintain healthy relationships in a world where we never have time for one another anymore? Read more

OPINION: Gentrification in Tucson

Over the years, it’s really seems like the university and its surroundings have changed drastically. The site of the new luxury high rise buildings used to be just a parking lot in my memory. I remember when that’s all it was. I remember when downtown was a mess and no one wanted to go there. Now, it’s in the process of being gentrified.  Read more

OPINION: Should gun manufactures be liable for criminal conduct

The Connecticut Supreme Court revived a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Remington Arms by families of 9 Sandy Hook Elementary School victims. The case was originally protected by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which was introduced in 2005 under President Bush. Section 2(b)1 of the PLCAA states the purpose of the act is “To prohibit causes of action against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers of firearms or ammunition products, and their trade associations, for the harm solely caused by the criminal or unlawful misuse of firearm products or ammunition products by others when the product functioned as designed and intended”. Read more