Opinion

Smash ‘N’ Grab: The new land policy

April 13, 2018

By: JOE GIDDENS   I visited an unmarked grave off U.S Route 18 in South Dakota. Had to cross a few cattle guards and hop some barbed wire, but I made my pilgrimage in October 2016. I could only think of the urban legend of someone ending up in a bathtub missing their kidneys.   […]

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Changing the education game

April 12, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The idea of changing education is abstract. Since the Industrial Revolution, most classrooms have been dictated in this format. We’ve been living in it for so long that it’s become the way we live. It’s like Copernicus trying to explain that the Sun is at the center of the solar system and […]

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Arizona Dino Fight Club: Sonorasaurus vs Dilophosaurus

April 12, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Fundamental forces are on display in the state dinosaur of Arizona. Squabbling regionalism, inability to compromise and screwing Native people.  In an Aztec Press first, let’s start a scientific debate with the state of Delaware. Somewhere along Interstate 20 several months back, I was driving through West Texas going down both the […]

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Social media or social isolation?

April 12, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA Technology is advancing, and with its advancement comes new forms of communications.  Letters turned to phone calls and phone calls turned to text. Yes, I know that’s not the precise order it went, but you get what I mean. We’re always improving how things are done. The current trend of communication is […]

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Divide and conquer USA

March 8, 2018

By CONNOR BROWN Politics are quickly becoming impossible to talk about in America. It seems like every day there is a new issue for Democrats and Republicans to fight to the death over. Gun laws, DACA and don’t say Russian influence over Donald Trump unless you are prepared to start a fight. Voters have become […]

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Here we go again with guns

March 8, 2018

By ERIC TEEL On Feb. 14, America suffered the second-worst school shooting in its history with 17 innocent high-schoolers losing their lives to yet more senseless gun violence. Over the last two weeks, teenagers have been organizing across the country to campaign for much-needed changes in American firearm laws. As someone with a mother and […]

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The death of coal rolls Westward

March 8, 2018

In these divided times, take comfort that libertarians, environmentalists, the natural gas industry and renewable resource energy companies all can agree on something. Arizona is home to the largest coal power plants in the West, the Navajo Generating Station outside of Page. That may change at the end of next year as the Salt River […]

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What a break means, 21 years after the (un)official ‘We were on a break’

March 7, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Let’s get one thing straight, Ross Geller and Rachel Green of “Friends” were on a break, which means they could do whatever they wanted with their lives. The circumstances they faced would most likely stay in the world of “Friends.” However, sometimes it can happen in real life. What we know We […]

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#MeToo movement gives survivors strength to go on after sexual assault

March 2, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA In today’s society, we have a fear of being alienated if we speak out. Those who are survivors of abuse are treated as if they were the abuser, if they decide to go public. I believe that in the last few years those who have gone public about sexual abuse have either […]

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Don’t just sit there, go vote

February 26, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON There’s apathy among young people when it comes to voting. Many have adopted the idea that voting doesn’t matter and their vote doesn’t count. In 2016, only 50  percent of citizens ages 18 to 29 voted in the election. That’s a huge problem. I don’t mean to sound like the quintessential angry […]

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I’m grateful to be a teacher

February 21, 2018

By JERRY H. GILL When I was in high school, I read a book titled “Lucky to be a Yankee” by Joe DiMaggio, the great New York Yankee baseball player. Today, I would like to share with you why I feel lucky to be a teacher. In addition to the pleasure of getting to know […]

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Japanese Festival returns to Pima

February 21, 2018

Photos and story by JOE GIDDENS There was a big fight feel hanging in the air at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus, as the crowd cheered and the young squealed with delight as people used traditional Japanese wooden mallets to pulverize the rice in mortar to make mochi. Working quickly and bringing the hammers down […]

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Renting vs. owning a travel home

February 8, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER An education is expensive, but it can never be taken away from you. Many students work extra hard to afford one, with rent being their next highest expense. Every year they pour thousands of dollars into renting an apartment or home that they will never own. It can be taken away quite […]

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This is U.S.: Making America great again

February 8, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Democracy is a system of government by the whole population. As citizens of the United States, we have a say on who we elect into office. As voters and taxpayers, we are the people our political officials work for. As their employer, we should be able to remove any elected official. Our […]

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Thoughts on comedians #MeToo incident

February 8, 2018

By ALEX DE LEON Last year’s revelation of film mogul Harvey Weinstein’s rampant sexual predation was nothing short of a bomb dropped on Hollywood. The shockwaves have circumnavigated the globe and given rise to a movement called #MeToo. Women and men everywhere have stepped forward to tell their stories, bringing down the likes of actor […]

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