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Opinions

Guest Letter: Ramen and Bologna Sandwiches: The College Diet of the Past

When high school students think about going to college, they hear about the classic college student meals, the cheapest things you can buy: things like ramen noodles and bologna. This stereotype glorifies the fact that most college students cut corners on food and nourishment because they're so strapped for cash, which disproportionately affects students of minority groups, especially those of color. Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/25)
944 31 3.3%
Total (8/4)
35,583 2,255 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 25, 2020

The real Arizona is competitive

 Arizona is a state at war with itself. Despite for decades being a bulwark of small government conservatism that produced such Republican icons as Barry Goldwater and Sandra Day O’Connor, Arizona is no longer the reliable Grand Canyon holdout Republicans used to have. And this image of a state trying to discover itself as we approach the start of a new decade can best be seen in the stark contrast between the messages sent by many of our representatives, state and federal, and the recent report on the reliance of states upon the federal government.  Read more

GUEST LETTER: UA trademark licensing policy negatively affects student clubs

Club officers of the many University of Arizona recognized clubs were surprised this winter by a new policy that began on Jan. 1, 2019. The new policy states that every club that desires to produce club shirts for its members must now go through the UA Bookstore’s Direct to Campus program for all club shirt orders. This policy was imposed with the intention “to provide student groups very clear direction about the use of UA trademarks while limiting the number of required reviews and revisions”.  Read more

Is it your responsibility to be sustainable?

 Sustainability is defined in three ways. Being able to be used without being destroyed, using systems that do not destroy natural resources, and the ability to go on and last for a long time. The human race has not had a good track record of being sustainable.   Read more

OPINIONS: Bring back construction workers

There is nothing I love more than a smooth, freshly renovated road that makes even my humble minivan feel like it is a high end piece of technology that is gliding through the city, kept back only by air resistance and speed limits. Read more

OPINIONS: ENR2 looks very familiar!

Sandwiched between Sixth Street and Lowell Street, the Environment and Natural Resources Building 2, or ENR2, is located at the south end of campus and provides several floors of offices and laboratories for, notably, the UA Department of Mathematics, School of Geography and Development, School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the university’s sustainable research initiative, the Institute for Energy Solutions. As with seemingly every building on campus, the first floor will likely only be of relevance for most undergraduates; the floor houses N120, a 600 person, high-tech auditorium; Slot Canyon Cafe and some often quiet restrooms.  Read more

OPINIONS: Should student-athletes get paid?

On March 8, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland ruled that the NCAA violated antitrust laws by restricting compensation of student athletes. Wilken ruled schools may offer additional compensation, as long as it is related to education.  Read more