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Don’t fear ongoing, inevitable change

Don’t fear ongoing, inevitable change

By MELINA CASILLAS New year. New semester. New Aztec Press. Change has happened here at the Aztec Press. We’ve handed over the editorship to someone new and once again changed our flag and layout. Our goal, however, will always be the same: to deliver Pima news to our readers. We’ve also welcomed new staffers to […]

Sudanese-born student helps a world in need

Sudanese-born student helps a world in need

By DAVID PUJOL Ibrahim Younis, a 44-year-old Sudanese-born Tucsonan, has worked as a coordinator for Doctors Without Borders since 1997. “To save a life, to feed people, to be able to make this change, it’s addictive,” Younis said during a Pima Community College presentation that drew students, faculty and community members. “When you’re back home, […]

State budget harms community colleges

State budget harms community colleges

By BRITTNEY YOUNG The more time spent looking at Gov. Doug Ducey’s educational funding budget, the more it sucks. Kindergarten through 12th grade spending isn’t the only thing that has been reworked in the governor’s new plan to redefine educational spending. Community colleges have endured the most in Arizona’s “redefined” state funding. Rather than rework […]

Believing in the power, not the institution

Believing in the power, not the institution

By MARIA ANGULO I am a person of faith. I believe in a higher power. I believe in God. But I disagree with most of what the church has to say. Sunday has been church day ever since I was a little kid. I grew up with a Christian mom who came from a very […]

GUEST COLUMN: Lyft, Uber prime time a rip-off

GUEST COLUMN: Lyft, Uber prime time a rip-off

By ISABEL FORSMAN Things that should be illegal: stealing, murder, drug use and prime time on Lyft and Uber rides. As a college student, I use Lyft and/or Uber when I don’t want to drive on the weekends. Ergo, I always use it. Prime time happens when potential customers request an excessive number of Lyft […]

Nostalgia: How sweet it was

Nostalgia: How sweet it was

By KATELYN ROBERTS While on Facebook the other day, I received a notification from my friend Mike. His profile picture appeared to the left of his witty comment and I clicked on the thumbnail to get a closer look. That had been his picture for awhile now, and I could tell it was a childhood […]

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Navigating Thanksgiving family politics

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Navigating Thanksgiving family politics

By EDDIE CELAYA Food is definitely the best part of Thanksgiving. Second best are the utterly insane political points of view that start spewing after the third course of food and fifth bottle of beer. Every typical family has a “racist uncle.” Try growing up with seven uncles of varying political outlooks, an aunt who […]

Electoral College needs a fix

Electoral College needs a fix

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA It troubles me that we don’t actually vote for president of the United States. Instead we vote for “electors,” who then vote for presidential candidates on behalf of the people from their respective states. This sequence known as the Electoral College was put in place by our Founding Fathers and dates to […]

Revise transfer class

Revise transfer class

Editor’s note: This guest column was written by a Pima Community College student who requested a pseudonym. The student is currently enrolled in STU 210.  By PAT SMITH  The Transfer Strategies class at Pima Community College starts out helpful, but after a few weeks becomes redundant and pointless. Transfer Strategies, better known as STU 210, […]

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 […]