Tag - Op Ed

OpEd – Incorporate Vail (?)

The movement to incorporate Vail has started again. It was defeated a few years ago for very good reasons. But now that they are collecting donations, at least one of them being “generous,” they say, they may be planning to mount an aggressive campaign again. They wouldn’t be doing this “mission” to “explore interest and viability“ unless they...

Op-Ed: Favorite Moments of 2021

By Sean ColbertSenior Pantano High School January is the year of new beginnings, it’s when everyone sits down and thinks about what they would like to improve on or change that they did last year. It’s the year where the New Year’s resolutions come in and everyone either gets on board or rolls their eyes at those making plans...

Student Op-Ed

Vaccines in the Workplace: One Step Closer to Freedom By Sebastian CaroCienega High School student One of the greatest causes of adversity is fear. Fear of the unknown, of not being able to predict when and how something will occur. This feeling of dread has been amplified ten times over as the Covid-19 pandemic has consumed America and the rest...

Boycott Tucson Sales Tax

Pima County Residents Opposing Discriminatory Water Rates By Curtis Lueck Our organization, Boycott Tucson Sales Tax, has been established to fight back against the differential water rates being imposed by the Mayor and Council upon Tucson water customers in the unincorporated areas of Pima County. The discriminatory increase is opposed by many...

Op-Ed: The Vail Freedom Fighters

April 27, 2021 will live as a day long remembered by thousands, if not millions. It is interesting, however, that this started as a typical day for all of us who wished to attend a simple VUSD school board meeting to be heard, but ended in the most surreal way. We as parents had had enough of the events of the prior year and most of this year...

Op-Ed: What Have We Lost?

By Kelly J. Walker, M.S. We have lost so much over the past year that we cannot lose; if it’s truly gone, then we must rebuild it. What have we lost? Compassion: The ability to feel what others feel, and truly care about them—even (and maybe especially) strangers. Tolerance: Accepting that other people look at the world differently and...