Insight

INSIGHT: Value people for their inner beauty

October 3, 2013

By KATIE STEWART   In today’s media, outer beauty has become more important than what a person thinks or feels.   The need for character and morals has been cast aside. Instead, we value role models for being skinny and pretty, or buff and handsome.   This emphasis on physical beauty comes with a price. […]

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A lesson learned in era of atrocities

May 1, 2013

By BARRY JED RICHARDON JR. Recent years have been full of violence, with the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Tucson, the Aurora theater shooting, the Newtown massacre, and now the Boston Marathon bombings. The Boston Marathon, held every year on Patriots’ Day, suffered its soul-crushing tragedy on April 15. When two explosions erupted near the finish […]

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Earth Day edition offers environmental tips

April 4, 2013

 Part 1 of a two-part series  By SIERRA J. RUSSELL In 1990, the Aztec Press published a special edition dedicated solely to Earth Day activities. The edition included charts, graphs and surveys to help readers gain a better understanding of threats to the environment. It also offered suggestions for what could be done on a […]

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Catching a bullet: Preventing gun violence

March 21, 2013

By COLE POTWARDOWSKI The need to avert gun violence in schools has risen since the Newtown, Conn., massacre last year, but Arizona lawmakers are stumped trying to find solutions. On Dec. 26, 2012, shortly after Connecticut’s Sandy Hook shootings, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued his ideas to avert another massacre. His ideal solution was […]

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Death from above: Drone use raises questions

February 19, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON The Obama administration’s drone program is receiving growing scrutiny lately, especially as the use of Unmanned Arial Vehicles over America continues to grow. Many question the legality and morality of the government’s surveillance and targeted assassination programs. Thousands across the globe have been killed, and countless more have been negatively affected by […]

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THINGS I DON’T GIVE A S&*! ABOUT: Why should anyone care about me? I don’t

December 6, 2012

By MYLO ERICKSON One of the things in my life that I care very little about is, well … me. I don’t take myself too seriously. I’m not in denial about my weight or looks. I do own a mirror, which I must replace every time I take a look. However, during high school and […]

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Sadly, it’s time to go somewhere new

December 6, 2012

By MIKI JENNINGS I’ve spent four semesters on staff at the Aztec Press, working in different capacities: as a reporter, covering our social media posts for a semester and overseeing the Arts and Entertainment section for the last two semesters. I’ve helped newbie reporters get started and find their footing, and I feel confident about […]

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I’m not crazy, just a little unwell

December 6, 2012

By APRIL GEORGE I don’t like to talk about my illnesses. It makes me feel like I’m whining, despite countless people telling me I should talk about it more. Unfortunately, my anxiety kicks in and I start wondering if they’re only telling me that to make me feel better. It’s an awful, endless cycle. I […]

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Comic: Down Time

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Trust me: Asperger’s is no gift

December 6, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON  I’ve dealt with Asperger’s syndrome for all my life, unable to find a proper medication until the end of high school. For years, I struggled with fits. I still have problems interacting with others on a daily basis. The educational help I received served only to keep me in school, not […]

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MY TUCSON: City serves up diverse plates

September 27, 2012

By ERIC KLUMP   To those unfamiliar with it, Tucson may appear to be a typical Southwestern city. It seems like a land of strip malls, prefabricated homes and chain restaurants with little or no unique food identity.   However, those people are greatly mistaken. It is their loss if they skip a visit for […]

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CRACKING WISE: Paintball that town red

March 22, 2012

By DAVID MENDEZ It has come to my attention that there’s a whole town for sale in southern Wyoming. According to an Associated Press report, the town of Buford will be auctioned by the town’s mayor and only resident, Don Sammons. His asking price? A low, low $100,000. For that cool hundred grand, buyers get […]

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Cracking Wise: Beard to be wild

March 8, 2012

By DAVID MENDEZ I’ve got a confession: I don’t look good with a beard. There. I’m out. I’ve said it. See, with my face shape (which I’ll describe as “round-y” only because “adorable yet rugged” isn’t actually a shape), I tend to look like a furry oval. It doesn’t help that, at 24, I’m still […]

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CRACKING WISE: Tuition woes

February 9, 2012

By DAVID MENDEZ  Arizona’s assault on education just keeps on coming.  Less than a week after Gov. Jan Brewer did her best to plug sales of her book by shaking a finger in the face of our president, embarrassing Arizona in the process, a state legislator introduced another law to “fix” Arizona’s educational system.  Rep. […]

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Try to buy American products

February 9, 2012

By TRACY NGUYEN  We all know America’s economy is at risk. Everywhere we look, we see jobless people.  The U.S. government is working hard to help the economy recover. How can we as individuals do something about it?  The answer is to buy products made in America. We have the power in our hands. Isn’t […]

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