Opinions

Arizona High School student inspire local journalist

As a journalist, I am always looking for ways to give back to the community, whether it be through my reporting or, in this case, through mentoring high school students in the Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students. The program ran from Sunday, June 3, through Saturday, June 9, and it was packed with guest speakers, late nights, early mornings, countless meetings, reporting time, campus outings, plenty of stress, interviews and so much more.  Read more

OPINION: Trump attacks DACA at worst possible time

Is DACA a questionable program? Yes, but for reasons other than the outcome it brings. DACA helps Americans stay in the country they are from, but puts an easy target on the back of their parents. The registry has helped Trump in carrying out his mass deportations. He needs DACA more than he leads the public to believe.  Read more

OPINION: Bordering states, different mentalities

Although united by a common American heritage and a joint hatred of the New York Yankees, California and Arizona have been experiencing a bit of a spat over the issue of immigration for the past eight years, and the feuding has only become more personal in recent months.  Read more

OPINION: Be gracious with gratuity

Working in the service industry reminds me of why I am in college, but I gotta pay for tuition somehow. Unlike some of these silver spoon-fed SOBs, some of us are responsible for our own education. It is hard getting stiffed, even out of a lousy dollar, when it happens roughly 25 percent of the time. Read more

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trashing free expression

Certain viewpoints or expressions offend us, and even if not offensive, opposing viewpoints cause feelings of discomfort. There is, then, an ever-present urge to apply a double-standard, to stifle opposition while retaining our own freedom to express our point of view.  Read more

EDITORIAL: UA must protect students' data

With fears of how data can be exploited, and even weaponized, currently filling our screens, the university must do everything in its power to protect the information it has collected. It must also give students an opt-out option, and be open and honest with the community about how that data has been used, and will be used in the future. Read more