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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women's Tennis: PCC women looking ahead to postseason

Women’s Tennis: PCC women looking ahead to postseason

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (11-5, 6-2 in ACCAC) closed out the regular season in dominating fashion as it earned a shutout win at Paradise Valley Community College on April 12. Freshman Kelsey Brown shutout her opponent at No. 1 singles winning 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Samantha Ruth defeated her opponent […]

Men's Golf: Men finish season in tie with EAC

Men’s Golf: Men finish season in tie with EAC

By BRYAN OROZCO Pima Community College men’s golf team closed out the regular season finishing in second place for the fourth consecutive time. The Aztecs tied with Eastern Arizona College with a two-round total of 571 (286-285) at the Scottsdale Community College Invitational. Eastern Arizona also took second with a score of 571 (279-292). South […]

Let’s deselect Selective Service

Let’s deselect Selective Service

By AUDRIE FORD Although Selective Service has changed dramatically since it was last used more than 40 years ago, it remains a hot-button issue. The United States has not use the draft since the Vietnam War. If conscription was truly the lifeblood of the American military, it wouldn’t be such a relic. Arguments for and […]

THE WORD: What is the greatest issue facing America today?

THE WORD: What is the greatest issue facing America today?

Photos and interviews by Nate Kezer “I’m gonna go with education. I Like Bernie Sander’s proposal of universal college education.” Tobias Hodges Major: Undecided “I would say gay marriage, because everyone deserves to be happy” Marisa Cannon Major: Dental Hygiene “I would say probably immigration laws, because lots of people want to immigrate to the […]

OBESITY BY THE NUMBERS

OBESITY BY THE NUMBERS

Compiled by Thomas F. Johnson   35.7 Percentage of obese adults in America.   26.7 Percentage of adults who consider themselves obese.   $147 billion Total extra amount spent on healthcare annually for obesity-related illness.   $1,429 Extra cost, on average, that an obese person pays for medical bills each year. 0 Number of states […]