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Arab Youth Survey

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
April 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

With all the unrest and conflict in the Middle East, it’s easy to develop a very particular and toxic view of that part of the world, especially if you only get your information from western news organizations. The predominant view is that the support for extremist groups in the Middle East is strong an...

Umpiring the Officials

Jake Matise, Columnist
April 15, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Throughout the history of Major League Baseball (MLB), umpires have been notorious for missing calls. The stakes nowadays are higher, as player salaries increase and more and more money is on the line. While being an umpire is not an easy job by any means, it is just not being done effectively enough. ...

Of Money and Smoking

Viviana Padilla, Columnist
April 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Smokers are struggling to find jobs, and their treatment is unequal to a non-smoker’s if they can find a position. A person’s smoking habits smoke should not determine if they become employed or how much they are paid. A study by Stanford University School of Medicine proved that smokers are less...

Struggling with the Selective Service System

Struggling with the Selective Service System

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
April 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

In two terrifying and exciting months, I turn 18, but from the day I turned 17, I’ve been bombarded by opinions and information that, I’m told, will greatly impact my future and change my life. These are things like self-responsibility, being an adult, and being considered a “productive member of socie...

Minor League Football System Not Far Away

Jake Matise, Columnist
April 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

As football continues to grow more and more popular, so does the demand for the sport during the National Football League’s (NFL) offseason. A developmental league associated with the NFL that plays during the NFL offseason could be extremely beneficial as efforts continue to be made to increase the popu...

North Carolina and HB2

Selina Fluty, Columnist
April 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

On Thursday, March 24, North Carolina’s governor, Pat McCrory, signed House Bill 2 (HB2) into effect. This bill has a few different components to it - the part where it restricts who uses what bathroom, solidified minimum wage, and the part where it states that anti-discriminatory laws are no longer ...

Diamondbacks Wanting Out of Chase Field?

Jake Matise, Columnist
April 1, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

After the Maricopa County Stadium District predictably balked at a proposal for $187 million of taxpayer money to go to renovations for Chase Field, the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB) are threatening to leave downtown Phoenix. The problem with this is that Arizona taxpayers paid ...

Cisnormativity: A Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Hi. Recently, I read an article by Taylor Terreri about Planned Parenthood. Taylor, I really appreciated your guts to write an article about something that is really confusing, but I do want to call you out on one thing - the article was deeply rooted in cissexism. Cisnormativity and cissexism are ba...

Heteronormativity: Letter to the Editor

March 11, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Before I begin this I would like to make sure that everyone knows that I am using LGBT+ and gay both as umbrella terms for all of the sexualities and genders that aren’t straight or cisgender. In our society, gay rights and LGBT+ rights are just emerging. While this is exciting and represents ...

Business Benefits

Business Benefits

Thomas Billings, Columnist
March 4, 2016
Filed under Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Everyone likes to make money. It’s a fact. And everyone likes to use that money in a different way, whether it’s donating it, treating yourself or your friends, or simply paying the bills. I had an idea when I was younger. I lived on a golf course at the time, and figured I could sell the gol...

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