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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: Family weekend is great for out-of-state students

 Family weekend is an opportunity for students to show their families around the campus, get their much-needed grocery shopping done and just have some good, ol’ fashioned family time. But family can visit whenever, not just Family Weekend. So what’s the big deal?  Read more

The cost of cotton

 Arizona has long tried to deal with the largest inhibitor of growth into the hottest parts of the state: water. The Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona estimates that the Grand Canyon state uses about 2.5 trillion gallons of water a year over its 7 million residents.   Read more

GUEST COLUMN: Go register and vote

This year, the stakes are too high to sit out on Election Day, especially for young people. If the Republican allies of Donald Trump remain in power, we are the ones who will bear the brunt of their destructive policy agenda, from irreversible damage to the environment to inhumane immigration policies to their attempt to repeal Roe v. Wade. This November, we must take action at the ballot box. Read more

Are women in the Middle East oppressed?

What do you envision when you think about women in the Middle East? The common picture blasted all over the news is women wearing dark burqas and niqabs, unable to go outside without a male escort, unable to attend school or work, without freedom in any sense of the word.  Read more

GUEST LETTER: UA NROTC honors Senator McCain by upholding his values

GUEST LETTER: Although flags are no longer at half mast, University of Arizona’s Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps unit continues to honor Senator and Navy Captain John McCain’s passing away on Aug. 25 by striving to emulate the values of honor, courage and commitment that the senator revered throughout his military and public service career.  Read more