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Arizona’s Constitution, Immigration Law, and Undocumented Students: The Battle Around In-State Tuition

By: Brian Garcia Education has empowered many of us to chart our own paths. Our mentors and teachers help guide us along the way. They help us reach for higher education, trade opportunities, and jobs.  Education, for many, serves as the key to what we aspire in our beholden American Dream. For some, it is... Continue Reading →

Chipping Away at Conversion Therapy in a Conservative State

By: Lila Mayson After being highly criticized by scientific and LGBT communities alike for over a decade, state legislatures have finally begun to take a critical eye at conversion therapy. Out of the fifty states in the U.S., a total of twenty have banned conversion therapy for minors in some capacity, with fourteen having statewide... Continue Reading →

Police Accountability: Officer Van Dyke Convicted

By: Nicole Martin Excessive use of force by law enforcement against African Americans is a widespread issue across the nation. Similar results of police officers not being held accountable, have occurred with recent shootings and killings of unarmed African American men and women. However, recently, Officer Jason Van Dyke “was found guilty of second-degree murder”... Continue Reading →

A Small Victory for the Havasupai Tribe in the fight against Canyon Mine

By: Rachel Richman On October 25, 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a decision regarding Havasupai tribe’s claims against the United States Forest Service for their actions relating to a proposed uranium mine near the Grand Canyon, called Canyon Mine. The Court held that Havasupai tribe, and three environmental groups,... Continue Reading →

The Health and Safety of Migrant Children in Arizona

By: Ashley Fitzgibbons Migrant children are still being held in detention facilities in Arizona weeks after a federal judge ordered reunification of families.[1]Children are being held in Arizona detention facilities as part of President Trump’s immigration policy, which involved the separation of children from their families at the border.[2]Reports have stated many of these children’s... Continue Reading →

Arizona is Falling Behind in Criminal Sentencing Reform, and Suffering as a Result

By: J. L. George Arizona has the fourth largest prison population per capita in the country, with 585 incarcerated persons per 100,000 state residents.[i]Additionally, since 2000, the prison population has increased steadily by a total of 60 percent.[ii]In comparison, the country-wide average at the time was just 444 incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents—a record low... Continue Reading →

“He Said, She Said” – Sexual Assault Accusations and the Suspicion Surrounding Them.

By: Lily Pedersen  In September 2018, sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, became a central topic in public discourse. The alleged assaults, which occurred during Kavanaugh’s high school and college years, were revealed after a number of women came forward, initiated by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. “I believed he was going... Continue Reading →

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