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

Yield to the squirrel

By supporting and endorsing the actions of the UA-led Mount Graham International Observatory project, university astronomers, administrators and their allies have, at least since the 1980s, contributed to the extinction of the squirrels.  Read more

OPINION: Have the philosophy kings failed us?

What I am attempting to achieve is a meditation that enlists classical thought to examine our societal habits and how they seep into not only our interpersonal behavior, but our dignity, our community, and our politics. Read more

OPINION: Embrace sadness

Sadness is a healthy default. It is natural to avoid discomfort, to introduce distraction and attempt to bury concerns. But sorrow breeds humility, and humility often yields understanding  Read more

OPINION: Work happier, not harder

We often treat happiness and success at work or school as being a zero sum game; sacrifice one for the health of the other, and switch off once it becomes impossible to sustain. Study to the point of exhaustion during the school week, and then party enough to make up for another depressingly long day of lectures. But studies show that treating work and play as two different beasts may be doing more damage to yourself and those around you.  Read more

Opinion: Respect your professors

Unplug your headphones, put away your cell phones and actually listen to what your professors are saying. I guarantee they know a hell of a lot more than you give them credit for.  Read more