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COLUMN: Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive in full effect

You’d have to go back to the year when the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" film was released to find the last time when Arizona men’s basketball lost five games in a row. That’s 35 years ago. After getting slashed by a different version of Freddy Krueger – the Washington State Cougars in this case – the Wildcats are in their own version of Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive. Granted, it’s not quite as catchy, but we’re in the midst of Arizona’s horror story nonetheless. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (10/22)
742 5 0.7%
Total (8/2)
42,506 639 1.5%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated October 22, 2021

Column: Language as discrimination

As the University of Missouri’s president resigns after segregation complaints, the country has once again turned its attention to the ongoing problem of discrimination, a problem that goes deeper than the skin. Read more

Column: University climate still out of touch

Last week, the president of the University of Missouri, Tim Wolfe, stepped down amidst protests, a hunger strike and a walkout by the university’s Division I football team. Calls for Wolfe’s resignation came after a series of racially charged incidents on campus in addition to a general climate of intolerance and racism toward students of color, particularly African Americans. Read more

Column: Race tensions just a bit out of control

America needs to chill the f*ck out. Not everything can have racist undertones. Yes, horrible crimes have been committed against black people recently. But we somehow got so far down the racism tunnel that we lost track of the light on the other side and everything is in utter pandemonium now. Read more

Column: Military funding just a bunch of hot air

When $2.7 billion goes into a single failed government project, we would expect it to be overhauled. We would expect this to be a wake up call and for them to go in a new direction. This would likely be the case for most government entities, except for our military. Read more

Column: Old people vote, trainwreck bonds

Pima County and the City of Tucson held midterm elections on Nov. 3 for voters to choose their city council and decide the fate of a number of propositions, some of which involved approving bond sales to generate more money for projects like road improvements and flood control. Read more

Head to Head: Second Language unproductive timesink

There are a few things that make me extremely nervous: having to make a left turn across several lanes of traffic, talking to a beautiful woman that I’m attracted to and being called on in French class. I love French class. The instructor is amazing, the students are a lovely bunch, but when I’m called on to answer a question or asked to speak more than one sentence in French, it’s disastrous. Read more

Column: Texas Voters no hero to LGBTQ populations

Voters of Houston, Texas, gave LGBTQ+ people a major setback on Nov. 3. By a 61 to 39 percent margin, Houston voters overwhelmingly voted down the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, which offered employment, housing, medical care and other types of protection to all people regardless of many factors, some of which include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender information. Read more

Column: Too much information is clouding our newsfeeds and our judgment

From Walter Cronkite to Peter Jennings to @swagsauce69, the evolution of news has occurred at a rapid pace in recent years. Our sources of information and news have expanded in the last decade, and at the same time, been diluted to a long-winded game of “telephone.” While respectable media outlets do exist, our generation heavily favors — whether they know it or not — the “news” sources of Twitter and Facebook, leading to a large increase in misinformation. Read more

Column: Police hide behind badges to commit crimes

Most of what we have heard in the news involving the misconduct from police officers lately has been about the unjust violence inflicted upon the black community; the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, among many others stand as proof of a badge given too much power. Read more