Opinion

Changing the education game

April 12, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The idea of changing education is abstract. Since the Industrial Revolution, most classrooms have been dictated in this format. We’ve been living in it for so long that it’s become the way we live. It’s like Copernicus trying to explain that the Sun is at the center of the solar system and […]

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#MeToo movement gives survivors strength to go on after sexual assault

March 2, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA In today’s society, we have a fear of being alienated if we speak out. Those who are survivors of abuse are treated as if they were the abuser, if they decide to go public. I believe that in the last few years those who have gone public about sexual abuse have either […]

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Don’t just sit there, go vote

February 26, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON There’s apathy among young people when it comes to voting. Many have adopted the idea that voting doesn’t matter and their vote doesn’t count. In 2016, only 50  percent of citizens ages 18 to 29 voted in the election. That’s a huge problem. I don’t mean to sound like the quintessential angry […]

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Take me to your leader

October 19, 2017

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 […]

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‘Get Out’ and wake up to subtle racism

May 4, 2017

Editor’s note: Two staff members, photo editor Ashley Munoz and sports editor Casey Muse Jr., discuss the movie “Get Out” and the larger societal implications of racism. By ASHLEY MUÑOZ and CASEY MUSE Muñoz: The combination of horror, suspense and racism in the post-Obama era earned “Get Out” a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes […]

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Pima’s future up for grabs

May 4, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA I have had the fortune (some would say misfortune) of covering the Pima Community College Board of Governors since my first day on staff in January 2016. I actually volunteered for the beat after an awkward silence elicited no “pick me” from anyone else. After my first board meeting, I would have […]

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Follow through with summer plans

May 4, 2017

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO Summer has almost arrived, and with the new season comes higher temperatures, more trips to the pool and the end of another semester. Every summer, students discuss plans and it seems like they can’t wait to make each summer memorable. So far, I’ve heard classmates say that want to go to Disneyland […]

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Exotic animals not meant to be pets

May 4, 2017

BY ERIK MEDINA At least once in your life, you’ve probably thought about owning an exotic pet, perhaps a fox, a monkey, a snake or even a tiger. Don’t lie: Everyone wants a tiger. They’re ferocious yet magical creatures. Let’s hope you eventually got over it. Unfortunately, some individuals actually end up owning an exotic […]

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Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

April 20, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA On April 6 the United States attacked Syria with tomahawk missiles. I can’t help but notice the hypocrisy of such a move by this particular administration. To start off, let’s get something out of the way. What the Syrian government is being accused of under the rule of Bashar al-Assad is deplorable […]

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OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

April 6, 2017

Who or what can stop the drug flow into our country? President Donald Trump? Border Patrol agents? A wall? The answer is simple: nothing. Trump has vowed to “destroy criminal cartels.” How is he going to accomplish such a feat? Hell, I don’t even know how any country can. Cartels are an intricate and complex infrastructure with multiple leaders supervising numerous aspects of […]

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Breaking the Stigma

March 23, 2017

Mental illness remains the taboo of our society. When someone says they have a mental illness, many people automatically believe the individual is crazy or unstable. As a society and as a community, we must understand that mental illnesses are not as bad as they’re made out to be. Some people live their daily lives […]

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Trump’s political suicide

March 23, 2017

By Eddie Celaya Donald Trump is back at it with the spying. Kellyanne Conway is worried about your microwaves Go-Go-Gadgeting into G-men. And all the while, Vladimir Putin has done a decent job infiltrating and running the country. Let’s recap the month. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned for lying about meetings with Russian Ambassador […]

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Here’s a tip

February 2, 2017

By DAKOTA FINCHER Tip. Your. Server. It’s discouraging to find a table left filthy and penniless after the patrons ran you ragged for extra ranch dressing and fourth refills of Dr Pepper. I understand the minimum wage has gone up along with prices at certain restaurants, with minimum wage for servers going from $5.05 to […]

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Too many movies, not enough readers

April 21, 2016

By Bryan Orozco With 37 Marvel comic book movies since 2000 and 13 more to come in the next four years, it is easy to say that the superhero genre has taken over the film industry. The debate of how much the films stay true to the source material is always being uttered somewhere, and in […]

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Mind your space……But mind your manners

April 21, 2016

Mind your space By Melina Casillas There’s an unspoken common courtesy when riding the elevator: you stay on your side and I stay on mine. I’ll push the button for your designated level if you ask. Elevators aren’t fun. You just want to get from the floor you’re on to your next destination, but there’s always […]

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