Going offline from social media is a common recommendation for any young person who’s struggling with a range of issues, from procrastination to self-love. Recently, I read an article by the MIT Technology Review titled “Teens are all obsessed with social media? Not so much.” The article consists of interviews with students who don’t use social media or, in some cases, the internet at all.
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According to Abraham Maslow, a psychologist from the mid-20th century who created the well-known hierarchy of need, sleep is one of mankind’s basic needs and is on the same level as food, water and shelter — three things widely recognized as necessary for human survival. With the history of sleep being so positive, given that sleep is scientifically proven to be necessary, it is surprising that sleep has slowly twisted into something for humankind to escape.
Welcome back, Wildcats! A new year is upon us, and with that year comes new possibilities and opportunities, especially for college students - and new financial stress. Not only are tuition costs due, but each class comes with some sort of technology or book that the student is responsible for purchasing. Among one of the most well-known - and most hated - products students are forced to buy at the University of Arizona is the clicker.
On the University of Arizona campus, there are many different modes of transportation: driving a car, walking, riding a scooter, skateboarding and, the most efficient of these, riding a bike.
The University of Arizona is a diverse student body, driving many political groups to exist on campus. Young Democrats of the UA, the UA College Republicans, TurningPoint, NextGen Youth Council, Defend Our Future, the list goes on and on. Every single one of these groups has multiple agendas all differing from one another, but they all have a common ground: getting young people to vote.
All around the University of Arizona campus, in almost every single bathroom, you will find trash cans overflowing with a sea of half-used paper towels and many of them end up on the floor. Since moving into the dorms, I have seen the paper towel devastation firsthand every day. Aside from them being incredibly messy and gross for the custodial staff, paper towels also environmentally wreak havoc.
In the news today, we hear about three things: Donald Trump, the Democratic primary campaign and never-ending bipartisan wars within Congress. Our focus is largely on topics that will affect our democracy on a greater scale, but lately our guaranteed rights and freedoms have been routinely violated by the very government sworn to uphold them.