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Increase educational funding

Increase educational funding

By BRITTNEY YOUNG  Arizona ranks dead last among states when it comes to educational funding. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities gave Arizona that ranking when it compared state funding for K-12 schools from 2008 to 2014. It found Arizona cut its state funding per student by 23.3 percent. Most jobs now require more […]

Women deserve respect

Women deserve respect

By ARLAETH RAMIREZ Disrespect toward women is becoming “normal.” I’ve encountered a lot of men who disrespect women. Even though men will claim that not all of them are the same, most of them are. A while ago I was on my way to a party with some male friends when they started cat-calling every […]

Shocking election result means it’s time for soul-searching

Shocking election result means it’s time for soul-searching

By EDDIE CELAYA  Donald Trump pulled off one of the great political upsets in American history Nov. 8, defeating Hilary Clinton in the race for president. Trump won the Electoral College with 276 electoral votes. Clinton was winning in the popular vote as of press time. In a night that will be remembered for its […]

Just put right man in charge

Just put right man in charge

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO As the nation draws closer to election day, it’s nice to see a man who has faced many hardships on the ballot. Donald Trump used a small loan from his father to start his own business, which is now worth $3.9 billion. His reality TV show raked in 6.4 million viewers on […]

Want change? Generate noise

Want change? Generate noise

By D.R. WILLIAMS In the United States, one can receive a million-dollar loan from one’s father, star in a crappy reality show, sexually harass women and then gain credibility for a presidential campaign. Now that isn’t the typical American experience but, best-case scenario, you can be a real asshole and people will love you for […]

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL Hillary Clinton earns our endorsement

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL Hillary Clinton earns our endorsement

In a field that includes a conspiracy theorist, a know-nothing and a sexual predator, the editorial board of the Aztec Press unanimously endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton for the office of U.S. president. As a public figure on the national scene for the last three decades, Clinton has established a name for herself apart from her […]

LETTERS

LETTERS

    Limit marijuana to medical uses The “medical marijuana” of today is NOT like the marijuana used in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Through artificial selection experiments, strains of marijuana have been developed by the marijuana drug industry that substantially increase the potency of the drug. As such, its use poses serious potential consequences. This […]

From the Eddie-tor: Let ideology guide you, not blind you

From the Eddie-tor: Let ideology guide you, not blind you

By EDDIE CELAYA   It’s time folks. Time to vote. Here at the Aztec Press, we’re gearing up for the election (and depending on the result, the end of the world) with a few endorsements and an election-day theme. I wanted to write something inspiring about what it means to be an American. As of […]

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR Aztec Press continues winning ways

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR Aztec Press continues winning ways

By EDDIE CELAYA Now that you’ve had two months to adjust to our new look and your new school schedule, it’s time to get down to business and crack the whip. We here at the Aztec Press are doing the same and getting competitive about it. Numerous journalistic associations, both statewide and regional, hold contests […]

A living wage for real, living people

A living wage for real, living people

By NICK MEYERS In November, Arizonans will have an opportunity to vote on the first minimum wage initiative since 2006. Proposition 206 will increase the wage from $8.05 to $10 starting on New Year’s Day, to $10.50 a year after that, to $11 a year after that and to $12 in 2020. Minimum wage initiatives […]

Increase could hurt workers

Increase could hurt workers

  By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO No one works at minimum wage in my family except me. I’m the youngest. A proposal on the November ballot would not provide a whole lot of improvement. Proposition 206 would increase the minimum wage from its dormant state at $8.05 an hour to $10 in 2017, then slowly creep to […]

Trickle-down economics doesn’t work

Trickle-down economics doesn’t work

By BRITTNEY YOUNG The theory behind trickle-down economics is that tax breaks for the wealthy will in turn benefit the middle class because the extra monetary gain “trickles” down. The idea is that all members of society benefit from this growth, which comes from those with the resources and skills to increase productive output. In […]

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Welcome to our new-look Aztec Press

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Welcome to our new-look Aztec Press

By EDDIE CELAYA By now, I’m sure (I hope) you’ve recognized the new change. No, not the addition of Michael Strahan to the “Good Morning America” cast. Our new front-page masthead and layout. We think it looks great, and we think you’ll like it. We decided last semester to totally change the look of our […]

Patriotism a dangerous concept

Patriotism a dangerous concept

BY S. PAUL BRYAN The crying children of our race should own the patriotic, nationalistic and tribal thoughts, and keep them there because it becomes an impediment to the evolutionary process when dragged into adulthood. Patriotism is especially ugly, childish and ridiculously dangerous when displayed by a superpower. Nationalism has done more to pile high […]

PCC students will explore election fears

PCC students will explore election fears

By MIC DENFELD Descriptors for this year’s election season include unbelievable, amusing, terrifying, entertaining, unreal, bizarre, insane and the ultimate whaaat? It’s an in-your-face time that forces us to reflect on what is really happening as we pick the president of the United States of America. Amanda Taub, an adjunct professor of International Law and […]