Opinions

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

GUEST LETTER: The UA Strategic Plan lacks everything that would make it stand out

Before proceeding any further with the UA Strategic Plan, I would urge everyone involved to read Gaye Tuchman’s 2009 book "Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University" (and for an added bonus, especially for its vicious dismantling of the empty, and yet still-with-us, term “excellence,” pick up Bill Readings’s marvelous 1996 "The University in Ruins").  Read more

Sometimes, first isn't best - or right

Here at the Daily Wildcat, we like to pride ourselves on not just getting you, our readers, the most up-to-date and important news happening on campus, but also our ability to bring those stories to you before anyone else.   Read more

OPINION: Arizona about to elect its first female senator, but gender equality issues remain

Arizona has had a very interesting and sometimes awkward relationship with its female legislators, as the Grand Canyon State has never had a woman represent it in the Senate in the 106 years it has been sending senators to Washington. Now that Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema have both won the nominations for their respective parties, it seems like that trend is about to finally reach its conclusion and will remove Arizona from the 21 other states that have never elected a woman to the Senate. Read more

Unpopular Opinion: Voting kinda sucks

Surely, my 17-year-old self would have cried knowing what I have become, but it’s no use to think about principle. I see the election signs, but I just don’t feel it. I don’t believe in it this time around.  Read more

The primary is not secondary

 We at the Daily Wildcat believe every vote is important, and each acts as a powerful voice to change some of the largest problems we see in government today. We are calling on each of you not to neglect this year’s primary election.   Read more

The evidence against President Trump mounts as the witch hunt continues

“NO COLLUSION - RIGGED WITCH HUNT!” was randomly tweeted between a plethora of insults and condolences on Wednesday by President Donald Trump. These tweets were posted one day after Michael Cohen plead guilty and Paul Manafort was convicted on eight charges. What has this done for connecting Trump to Russian collusion? Read more

OPINION: When the first week gets real, follow these tips

Campus is big and with tours you have someone telling you where to go. That is not the game when it comes to the first day of classes, when the sidewalks are filled with students, and time is counting down for your next class to start. I don’t mean to scare you, but things get real come the first week of school.  Read more

Welcome from President Robbins

Welcome back, Wildcats! I hope you all have had a restful and productive summer and are ready to come back to campus and Bear Down in the classroom, in the lab and on the field. I am looking forward to beginning my second year as your president.  Read more

EDITORIAL: From student journalists: We are not the enemy of the people

 As student journalists, we pursue this field because we understand the importance of truth and truly believe that journalism has the power to change the world. Despite the low pay, ever-shrinking size of newsrooms and decrease in nationwide public trust, we still strive to become accountable, accurate and fair reporters.    Read more