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College football playoff rankings take shape

College football playoff rankings take shape

By ARMANDO HARMON With the college football season coming to a close, it is still a little too early to tell which teams are going to make the top four to compete in the playoffs. In college football, you have those favorites like Southeastern Conference powerhouse University of Alabama, which has been in the playoffs […]

America: No. 1 scapegoater

America: No. 1 scapegoater

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Americans have a bad history with finding scapegoats. If Americans agree on something they fear, they will unite against it. Throughout history, America has made it look easy when pointing a finger. Just shy of 80 years ago, the United States entered World War II. With that came internment camps. These camps […]

GUEST COLUMN: AMERICA IS AN IDEA AT RISK

GUEST COLUMN: AMERICA IS AN IDEA AT RISK

By JERRY H. GILL In his insightful and provocative book “The Vanishing American Adult,” Sen. Ben Sasse reminds us that America is the only country ever founded on an idea rather than on a long-standing ethnic or cultural heritage. The founders of our country deliberately based the U.S. Constitution on the ideas of individual freedom, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

This letter is a response to Alex De León’s Opinion piece, “Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas” in Issue 4. Dear Mr. De León, Your facts are incorrect: No. 1, politics like this aren’t really proper in a college newsletter. Two, there is no such thing as a fully automatic weapon. It is automatic or […]

Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

Free conferences at PCC teach students new leadership skills By MICHELA WILSON At 29, I’ve almost grown out of my teenage Daria phase. So when Pima Community College offered a free leadership conference, it made sense to sign up. The Sept. 29 conference was called Emerging Leaders and is just one of several leadership opportunities available […]

Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas

Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas

By ALEX DE LEÓN At last count, 58 people were killed and over 500 were wounded Oct. 1 by gunman Stephen Paddock from the 32nd floor of his Mandalay Bay hotel room in Las Vegas. Most of the victims were attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on the Strip. Jason Aldean was […]

Letter from the editor: Legalize and realize

Letter from the editor: Legalize and realize

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Among the controversial issues that clutter news outlets, I want to take the time to explore one that has gone under the radar for some, if not most.: medicinal marijuana. When Proposition 205 was introduced, there were outcries of why the drug should be legalized in Arizona. Arguments included generating profits for […]

The West Files: Part 1

The West Files: Part 1

The first of a multi-part series on Arizona legends, unsolved mysteries and ghost towns by Michela Wilson   At the end of their honeymoon, Glen and Bessie were to emerge as celebrities. Instead, they didn’t emerge at all. Glen Hyde was 29, a tall and thin Idaho potato farmer. Bessie Haley was a petite 22-year-old, a San […]

TOP TEN

TOP TEN

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT There’s nothing like a deep, well-written character to bring a show from being good to great, and anime has more than its fair share of them. While many anime have their main character take center stage, we can’t forget about everyone else in the show who helps the main character grow. While […]

Guest Column: Get lost in translation

Guest Column: Get lost in translation

By JERRY H. GILL Philosophy Instructor Immersing yourself in a culture and language versus simply studying one provides countless benefits. For example, to say the languages I learned in an academic setting — French, German and Spanish — did not result in fluency would be an understatement. On the other hand, I learned three other […]

Pretty Tied Up

Pretty Tied Up

By S. PAUL BRYAN   Dear Pretty Tied Up, I broke up with my boyfriend a few months ago, and right after, he texted me a lot. I had to ignore him for awhile just to get over things, or else I knew I’d get back together with him if we started talking again. Now, […]

Hatred or history, to wave or waive the Confederate flag

Hatred or history, to wave or waive the Confederate flag

WAIVE By ARMANDO HARMON Let’s start this off with one thing first. Yes, the Confederate flag is racist and should not be hung up anywhere. We all know that it is a symbol representing the South and the Confederate Army during the Civil War, but that flag also represents hate. History is history, and it’s […]

I.T. Girl: Cool story, tech bro

I.T. Girl: Cool story, tech bro

When I first heard about Google Bro, I was annoyed. Before I read the Google employee’s anonymous letter sent throughout his department at work, I hated him. To me, Google Bro, the recently fired software engineer, was just another dude spouting the same sexist spiel: the lack of women in STEM is due to women […]

PRETTY TIED UP: A column about love and sex and (too) much mo

PRETTY TIED UP: A column about love and sex and (too) much mo

By S. PAUL BRYAN Dear Mr. Bryan: My boyfriend of two years, we’ll call him “James”, has been pressuring me to try anal sex. He says my lack of willingness could eventually be a deal- breaker for our relationship. I don’t want to do it, it doesn’t interest me at all…in fact, it scares me…but […]

Hungry for perfection

Hungry for perfection

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER One’s eyes have sight but not vision when one’s heart is blind. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, there are about 800 million people worldwide who are hungry. The UNFAO also states about one-third of the world’s food gets thrown away, or about 2.9 trillion pounds a year. That […]