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On Feb. 11, Peter Liang, an Asian American police officer, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Akai Gurley, an unarmed black man, in November 2014.
If you are a student here at the UA, odds are you have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Congratulations!
How anyone could find a way to decry a time of year when chocolate goes on sale is beyond me. Yet, like clockwork, prematurely jaded millennials have once again risen from the nethers of social media to boldly proclaim their hatred for Valentine’s Day.
As an alumna of Desert Vista High School, I keep an astute eye out for news about my alma mater. Usually, the news is positive: lauding some sports team or congratulating its award-winning music program. Recently, however, media attention took a sudden and drastic shift.
I’ll start by saying that I, someone who writes as a job, am writing this column far later than I should be. In fact, I’m only starting this now that I have other commitments I should be attending to. Why?
My CatMail inbox is often chockfull of emails with subject lines advertising “Exciting!” or “Once in a lifetime!” opportunities for science undergrads. Overeager and always looking for a chance to spread myself just a little too thin, I open these messages with fervor. By the time I’ve read about the cutting-edge research position or the trip to study some cool parasite in a far-off county, I’m hooked. Then, I read the last line: “This opportunity is only available for underrepresented minority students.”
Odds are, you’ve probably heard or seen the word “namaste”—likely in conjunction with Lululemon or a washed out Instagram filter—in the last few weeks. You may even have a friend with an “Om” tattoo on his or her ankle.
One in five women have been or will be sexually assaulted during their time in college. Unfortunately, a number this high means that there are also vast numbers of rapists on college campuses. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, only 11 percent of college sexual assault victims reported the crime to police or college authorities, meaning the huge majority of rapists go unpunished.
The whole point of college is to learn things you didn’t know before — to become literate in a new subject area.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably never really used Apple’s built-in HealthKit app, let alone realized there was a name for that little pink heart icon. Thanks to Apple’s latest operating system update, however, roughly 50 percent of iPhone users — namely those with uteruses — might find the app a whole lot more useful.
When I was seventeen, I returned from a trip abroad with a mysterious illness. What started as flu-like symptoms that lasted for months turned into continuous nausea and vomiting, and eventually uncontrollable tremors that severely inhibited my ability to function.
The gun violence debate was driven home Oct. 9 for Arizona natives. At 1:20 a.m. outside Mountain View Hall on Northern Arizona University campus, Steven Jones, an 18-year-old freshman, shot four of his classmates, severely injuring three and killing the fourth.
The Internet can be a pretty terrifying place. With trolls and cyber-bullies lurking around every corner, it seems like the mere act of having a social presence on the Internet is opening yourself up to intense scrutiny.
A man sees his girlfriend texting. He doesn’t know who she’s talking to, but there’s a chance that person might also have an XY chromosome.
It goes without saying that Pope Francis’ inaugural visit to the U.S. last month was a massive success. In a breath of fresh air during the midst of the tumultuous 2016 election season, Americans from all demographic backgrounds seemed to finally celebrate the presence of a single, highly politicized figure.
GOP candidates Jeb Bush and—surprise, surprise—Donald Trump have recently come under fire for their usage of the term “anchor babies” as a staple for their anti-immigration rhetoric.
If you’ve been on the Internet in the past few days, you have probably seen the heartbreaking image of Aylan Kurdi, a three year-old Syrian refugee whose boat capsized on the way to Greece. Aylan’s family, like those of 4 million other Syrian refugees, was escaping war-torn Syria in search of a better life in Europe.
In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration sanctioned the release of a little blue pill and things looked up for millions of men. Seventeen years later, a new prescription is hitting the market — and this time, it’s pink.
On April 25, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal. The tolls of the disaster, one of the largest quakes of the century, are still unknown; as of now, deaths have surpassed 7,000 are expected to amount to 10,000 as the aftermath pans out. Currently, 10,348 Nepalese are injured with at least 454,769 displaced from destroyed homes.
Eighty-five percent of all consumer purchases in the U.S. are made by women. Globally, women control $20 trillion in annual consumer spending.