OPINION: Americans and Arizonans are still going through political rehab after suffering the wrath of the Trump administration by inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection and the complacency of the Biden administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Arizona’s two senators had an opportunity to pass beneficial legislation, they declined to help.
OPINION: Actions of so few represent a group of people more than eight million strong, and it simply does not do justice to the greater good of organizations.
OPINION: On the first night of classes, University of Nebraska Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) chapter was suspended due to allegations of sexual misconduct. Why is there a sort of acceptance of sexual misconduct in fraternities, and why are fraternities not actively doing anything to change it?
OPINION: The #LGBTQ+ community’s existence has never hinged upon the efforts of women in America. Their fight is independent from the fight for women’s rights, to suggest otherwise is unjust toward those who ignited the flame for LGBTQ+ rights.
OPINION: Conservatives would rather misrepresent critical race theory in debates than think critically about what it is, why it exists and how it would help combat systemic racism in the U.S.
OPINION: Governor Ducey’s desperation to get schools to abide by his laws is embarrassing, but even more embarrassing is his disregard for school safety.
OPINION: Celebrities and online content creators are too comfortable with selling low-quality merchandise for a steep price, especially to young fans.
OPINION: SHEIN, an online clothing brand, is rising in popularity for its low prices and large selection of clothing. However, numerous stories have gone viral about the company’s shadiness. It’s unethical to support the brand no matter the seemingly wonderful deal one may be getting.
GUEST OPINION: A multicultural student body is the future of Arizona public schools, but NAU fails to retain instructors to reflect that. Is this the result of structural racism, or the outcome of implicit bias in hiring and retaining Black faculty?
OPINION: Despite graduating during a global pandemic, this semester’s graduates are just as prepared as previous ones for what’s next. Learning in historically significant times has equipped them with unique skills.
OPINION: Being forced to hold a virtual commencement due to pandemic restrictions is no one’s desired solution. However, having these capabilities can make graduations more accessible in the future.
OPINION: President Joe Biden is working hard to make changes when it comes to environmental policies in the United States. Regardless of these efforts, he is still being told he’s not doing enough — but a perfect plan is going to take some patience after Trump’s presidency.
OPINION: Don’t be fooled by the name of the Election Integrity Act. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp just approved a new avenue for voter suppression in the latest attempt by Republicans to suppress Black voters.
OPINION: After a year of isolation, people are seeking to readjust to a life outside the confines of isolation. The healthiest and most productive way to achieve that is through gardening.
OPINION: We’ve begun to support and normalize mental health, but there’s still a lot of progress to be made as we often neglect to bring awareness to the mental illnesses that make us uncomfortable.
OPINION: Too many children have practiced school shooter drills and barricaded their classroom doors. Too many lives have been lost and far too much trauma has been inflicted.
OPINION: Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s past and present posed a threat to an improved United States. In response, California Rep. Jimmy Gomez proposed a resolution on March 19 that would expel her and her conspiracy theories from Congress.
OPINION: As the quarantine has brought more people to #nationalparks than ever before, that interest can be used to help promote preservation efforts within the parks.
OPINION: Squandering on military adventurism and increasing income inequality while imposing austerity on domestic social spending can only lead to the demise of the United States.
OPINION: While many United States citizens still patiently wait to be vaccinated, Biden announced all Americans will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1. Although this sounds great, many people are concerned Biden’s plans will fall through.
OPINION: Regardless of political affiliation, it is important to understand what political leaders are doing and how it will affect the people. United States citizens should not blindly support a candidate of their preferred party or there can be serious consequences.
OPINION: Our personal pronouns are important. Yet, we still have controversy over whether or not they should be integrated into our lives. Normalize stating pronouns.
OPINION: @kyrstensinema voted against adding an amendment to the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, showing Arizona voters she does not intend to continue voting for their best interests.
OPINION: Many classic movies and shows contain insensitive jokes and comments that are not acceptable today. Should these programs be removed or remain available for viewing?