Opinions

OPINION: A love letter to Sun Link

But for real, the Sun Link being free this semester has made all the difference in my life. Having accessible transportation between downtown and campus is extremely important for students who live off-campus. With the price of on-campus garages, it's not feasible for everyone to commute to campus, let alone have access to a car. With the link, students can safely get to campus and arrive at various destinations throughout campus.  Read more

OPINION: The diet culture that rules our lives needs to end

Juice cleanses, fad diets, fasting and strict meal plans: easy and efficient ways to lose weight and become the healthiest version of yourself, right? Think again. These are rules that the toxic world of diet culture has set for us and that we have been programmed to follow.  Read more

OPINION: The normalization of overscheduling is breaking us

I have a tendency to be a bit of an overachiever sometimes. Throughout high school I took AP, after AP I was in student leadership, I always had a job and played sports. While this sounds like I was thriving, my grades suffered, and the time I put into these activities was not acceptable. I told myself that when I made it to college, I would not do this. Instead, I would have fun and enjoy the time that I knew would fly by in an instant. Yet every semester, I try to push my limit a bit more: more credits, more activities, more leadership. Read more

OPINION: On-campus jobs: Are they worth it?

Campus is buzzing once more and with this rapid increase of students on campus, it’s about time that the University of Arizona starts gearing up for the semester. How? Well, by none other than unleashing its horde of job openings, which have especially been geared towards the students of the UA.  Read more

OPINION: When can we accept that working out is just not for everyone?

I’ll say it: the gym is scary. Teeny girls in short shorts and sports bras, people hulking out with the weights and shirtless Beefcake McGee standing over your shoulder waiting for the squat rack is not what I would describe as welcoming. It’s so easy to get intimidated by the gym — and for a lot of people, it’s not what you need right now.  Read more

OPINION: More schoolwork in college means less effort from students

Allow me to set the scene for you. You are 18, maybe 19 years old, in your second semester of your freshman year. You arrive to your first class, a general education course in a big lecture hall, and your professor begins to go over the syllabus. Within that word file is a six page novel outlining every one of the readings, discussions, essays, group projects and exams that are due each week. What do you do after class? Read more

OPINION: Why is attendance still mandatory in 2021?

As August has most definitely slipped away into a moment in time, school is officially back in session. Per syllabus disclaimers and curious students inquiring from the back of class, attendance policies have become the forefront of discussions held during initial class meetings.  Read more

OPINION: Discord is going to revolutionize classroom communication

I am quite confident that students, myself included, have already received a multitude of emails from classmates, inviting them to join a GroupMe chat. However, what if I were to say that there’s another app that has risen through the ranks of messaging apps? An app that has the potential of revolutionizing communication in the classroom? That app is Discord. Read more