Living Low: the Black student experience at Arizona

  Black students at the University of Arizona were told of a last-minute housing change right before fall finals week. The students living in the football stadium dormitory learned when they returned from winter break that it was just another promise broken. They were told their items would be moved because of stadium construction, but […]

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Legislative Roundup: Home-based businesses, jazz festival, school safety

PHOENIX — The Legislature’s optimistic sine die (last day) target of April 17th has come and gone, with only a couple dozen bills left on the calendar. Last week’s announcement of Gov. Doug Ducey’s new teacher salary pay increase has continued to make waves, as his supporters cheer and teachers hold the line on what […]

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Arizona leads nation in female farmers

In Queen Creek, Arizona, you can find a 1.33-acre lot growing oranges, apples, figs, peaches, pears, grapes, sugarcane, lettuce, tomatoes, pepper, eggplant, okra, corn, green beans – and also raising chickens for meat and eggs, sheep for meat and goats for milk. It is one of 7,835 farms in Arizona run by a woman. The […]

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For NCAA, one-and-done rule causes more issues than solutions

Prior to the 2006 NBA draft, former commissioner David Stern instituted the one-and-done rule that many believe caused the corruption in college basketball today. Some people think that if athletes have the ability to enter the league out of high school, they should. Others believe athletes need to stay in college for more than a […]

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How does sexual assault impact minorities?

Nationwide studies of sexual assault indicate that racial minorities, transgender people and people with disabilities are targets of sexual violence at greater rates than the general population. The studies, conducted at universities, health centers and hospitals across the nation, all support one emergent truth: that sexual violence, and the harmful psychological impacts of it, fall […]

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The exceptional difficulty of prosecuting rape

  Sexual assault remains the most underreported and underprosecuted violent crime in the United States. Of the small fraction of incidents that are reported, even fewer incidents actually result in investigations, charges and convictions. “It’s extremely underreported, both on and off campus,” said Rene Hernandez, police officer and crime prevention specialist at the University of […]

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UA team studies environmental impacts on cultural resources in the West

There’s a hole in a 218-year-old building in Tumacácori National Historical Park. It’s the result of rain affecting the historic building’s adobe structure. It’s what can happen when environmental effects impact cultural resources, and it’s the focus of a new study by a University of Arizona team. The team, comprised of six UA experts hailing […]

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Exceeding the last day of the Legislature comes at cost

PHOENIX — April 17th is the 100th day of the Arizona State Legislature, the milestone that marks what should be the end of the legislative session. The operative word is “should,” because with bills left for consideration, the Legislature isn’t going anywhere quite yet. Running past sine die — the Latin term for the time […]

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Legislative Roundup: Gift cards, Equal Rights Amendment, fake service animals (again), NDAs

PHOENIX — The Legislature inched toward closing this week, as the threat of a teacher walk-out dominated the news landscape, in the newest development in the fight over teacher pay. In the House, tempers flared over several instances of the Rules of the House of Representatives invoked to shut down a speaker. Reps. Tony Navarrete […]

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Reality Vs. Romanticism: Pursuing a career In the arts

Anyone can make and distribute music for the world to consume. Artists no longer need a Capitol Records or a Scooter Braun. In 2010, Damon Albarn, co-creator of popular virtual band the Gorillaz, created an entire album on iOS apps. If you love music, you can do it on your own. But curating music and […]

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