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OPINION: Tips on documenting protests

The influx of citizen journalism activity over the past month has flooded the internet with crucial evidence regarding police brutality, especially as it pertains to recent protests. Without these firsthand videos, our only documentation of injustices would come from mainstream media, which has revealed its biases time and time again. Although this documentation has been and is currently essential to proving true the existence of police brutality, journalists of any degree are now called more than ever to protect the citizens they catch on camera.  Read more

OPINION: Weinstein's lawyer isn't a bad woman, she's a bad person

Smack dab in the age of information, people seem to lean more toward data and numbers over, say, emotion. People want cold hard facts and numbers to sway them rather than a pathos-based argument. This strategy is useful when discussing an issue like climate change, for example. But what about matters of human experience?  Read more

OPINION: Clickers: Yet another unnecessary cost for students

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.    Read more

OPINION: Identity politics is crucial

Recently I watched a video on Youtube from the channel Jubilee and the title was ‘Are Americans Obsessed Race?’ First of all, props to the creator of that title because it truly does catch the eye Read more

GUEST COMMENTARY: Race, diversity and classics

Earlier this year the Society for Classical Studies made headlines in higher education news for the blatant racism that was on display at its annual meeting. Among the documented incidents was a scholar of color being told that he “may have gotten” his very prestigious position because he is black. Read more

OPINION: Biking dangers on campus

On the UA 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. Read more