Are Arizona colleges unsafe?

https://youtu.be/5MVkSNsDQCE A 2018 study on the safest colleges in the United States, released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, represented three Arizona universities in a false light for campus safety. The study is now being called into question about the methodology used to rank the colleges. Based on the list of 243 colleges…

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Generation Z creates a movement

The power to ignite change and unite people is at the fingertips of Generation Z and the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have realized social media is a powerful tool and through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, they have the power to rally thousands of people. The March for Our Lives movement on …

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New curriculum replaces Mexican-American Studies

The debate of reincorporating Mexican American Studies to the Tucson Unified School District has been silenced, as of now, because culturally relevant courses has filled the void of ethnic studies within the curriculum. MAS classes were the original ethnic studies in TUSD, but the state banned it in December of 2010. Because of this ban,…

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Soccer seeks a home in the desert

Major League Soccer not only brings revenue to the Tucson economy with their preseason play, but a bigger idea that soccer is growing in the community. The MLS teams coming to town year after year brings awareness to the growth of soccer within Tucson stemming all the way down to youth soccer. The benefits of…

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Guns trigger student walkouts nationwide

Tens of thousands of students across the nation joined in a march to protest against gun violence in honor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida, which occurred on February 14th. Today, Tucson High School students participated in the march and also held a 17-minute moment of silence; 17 minutes representing the 17…

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The generation to end smoking?

  For the millennial generation, the tobacco-filled cigarette is a has-been. But many of them keep something in their pocket that still feeds the addiction to nicotine. It’s called the Juul, and it’s the hottest product on the e-cigarette market. The Juul is a popular e-cigarette brand that was originally created as a healthy alternative…

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No protection for Dreamer parents

Out of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, nearly 800,000 Dreamers have protection from deportation and a work permit, but what about the parents who brought them here? Every day they wake up, put the “I’m-not-afraid appearance” on and drive to work or take their children to school. Stepping out of their…

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Local organizations work to feed Tucson’s homeless

In Pima County, 1,574 people are homeless, according to the Arizona Housing Coalition. Local organizations, Felicia’s Farm and Casa Maria are aiming to help feed Pima County’s neediest. Casa Maria, located at 401 East 26th Street, opened in 1981 and has served hungry Tucsonans 363 days a year. The soup kitchen originally only served around…

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Headed to a national park? Bring more cash!

All across the nation, national parks, like Saguaro, will have ticket price increases this year implement programs for veterans and active duty service members. Ticket increases will also go toward building new community gathering centers that groups like Wounded Warriors and The Mission Continues could meet at prior to entering the parks. National Park Representative…

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A statue’s hidden story

A story that began over 30 years ago in Tucson comes back to life today through the personification of a statue. Marge Pellegrino and Marianna Neil wrote “The Sculpture Speaks: A Story of Survival” after they discovered a statue in the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson. Their story follows events in the 1980s involving the…

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