Opinions

OPINION: How do you like your healthcare?

There are many pros and cons to having universal health care. Countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and most of Europe have adopted this structure. The United States is among one of the few countries that do not subscribe to this system. Read more

OPINION: How do you like your healthcare?

There are many pros and cons to having universal health care. Countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and most of Europe have adopted this structure. The United States is among one of the few countries that do not subscribe to this system. Read more

OPINION: Is there a border crisis?

Democrats and Republicans were involved in a long-winded and embarrassing staring contest that ate up the greater part of January, and while we are now back up and running, the questions have not yet been answered, and we are floating dangerously close to seeing another shutdown if we don’t kick it into high gear. Read more

OPINION: Plus-sized in a small-minded world

My journey with loving my body has been a bumpy one. In fact, my journey is still going. I once equated skinniness with happiness. My perspective has changed, and I’m grateful for that progress. I went from crying in dressing rooms to dancing around to music while trying on clothes that society would deem too scandalous for my fat body.  Read more

OPINIONS: State of the Union Address through a student's perspective

Not very many college students watched the State of the Union address, based on my general knowledge of my peers, and the fact that according to Salon and Rasmussen Reports, Americans under the age of 40 get the majority of their news from political satire. It’s hard to blame college students who barely have time to wash dishes for not taking almost an hour and a half out of their day to watch a very long speech. Yet, there are several reasons why college students need to watch it. Read more

Who are you celebrating this Valentine's Day?

Whether you're celebrating a significant other, a relative or an 18th century British explorer (what?), Valentine's Day has everyone thinking about the loving, or not so loving, relationships in their lives. Here's who our Daily Wildcat columnists are celebrating this year on the day of love.  Read more

OPINION: Protesting for a reason

Last week, I stumbled upon a protest happening in front of the university’s administration building. The protestors were standing silently, and I feigned to see what was going on, before I realized it was in honor of Trayvon Martin’s birthday. Their protest seemed to rouse some negative opinions, because I overheard people saying their signs were “rude” and out of place. It seemed odd that a silent protest would stir such negative comments, but that leads me to my overall opinion of the situation: Read more

OPINION: Hulu vs. Netflix

There are a lot of streaming services, but the two most popular are Hulu and Netflix. They both have a different platform of content. Netflix has a wide set selection of movies and older TV shows, but Hulu has a larger collection of current TV shows and a smaller selection of movies. So what I’m thinking is, which one is better for the best price? Read more

OPINION: Diamond rings aren’t everything

Do you know the true meaning of Valentine’s Day? Probably not. Like the majority of people, you might think Valentine’s Day is all about romance, giving and receiving chocolates and flowers and going out for a nice dinner. After all, that's all society has taught us. Unfortunately, you’re wrong. We're all wrong.  Read more

OPINION: Tired? You're only 40 percent done!

Being a college student is a multi-faceted role that demands a level of effort that, most of the time, doesn’t seem attainable. Putting school in the center of your metaphorical universe, what generally orbits around it would be work, clubs, student organizations, mental and physical health and lending whatever leftover time you have to sustaining a social life. Throw in some seasonal disadvantages, such as midterms and finals, and you have yourself a good, old-fashioned struggle for motivation. When balance seems to be lost in your world of responsibilities, it can be easy to let the most intimidating of the bunch, also known as your college education, get the short end of the stick. Read more

OPINION: A Girl’s Guide to the Government Shutdown

There were laughter, tears, hurt, feelings and walls. No, I’m not talking about this season’s “The Bachelor” promo. I’m talking real deal government no worky no more. Sorry, the old government can’t come to the phone right now, she’s literally dead. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of all the juicy details on this week’s episode of “Democracy as we know it is crumbling”. Read more

OPINION: Parking pet peeves

Having been a student at the University of Arizona for over a semester, I think it’s safe to openly complain about the parking situation here on campus. Knowing how I feel, I can just imagine what those who’ve been here longer are going through. Parking on campus is not a walk in the park. In fact, parking on campus might equal about ten walks in the park based on how far your designated parking area is. Here’s a list of parking pet peeves and some of the ways I’ve learned to maneuver through them. Read more