Opinions

OPINION: The election may be over, but the work is not

Half of the country (and much of the world) may have breathed a sigh of relief when most major news outlets agreed that Joe Biden had won and become the president-elect, but for many minorities suffering in the U.S., that was only the first step forward. Read more

OPINION: Goodbye spring break

The University of Arizona's Office of the Provost announced the cancellation of spring break 2021 and has opted for seemingly randomized days off throughout the semester which they've woefully titled "reading days" — there is frustration from every part of the UA community. Read more

OPINION: More work does not equal more learning

Students are feeling the full effects of taking online courses, from ever-increasing amounts of stress to back and eyesight problems. It is imperative that professors acknowledge and address the amount of work they are piling on students since COVID-19 doesn't seem to be backing down any time soon. Read more

EDITORIAL: Cancelling Spring Break was not the right move

On Oct. 14, Provost Liesl Folks sent an email officially cancelling Spring Break for the 2021 spring semester. Citing efforts to “limit the spread of COVID-19,” the university replaced the week-long break with a series of five reading days spread out throughout the semester, with one in February, two in March and two in April, with only March 9 and 10 being on consecutive days. This development has sparked the Opinions Board at the Daily Wildcat to put together a statement on not only the Spring Break decision, but also health in the time of online school in general.  Read more