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Over the Rainbow

November 27, 2016

Black America Again

Quinton Prunty, Cactus Writer

November 27, 2016

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Editorial & Opinion, Music

On Friday November 4th, rapper, activist and actor Common (Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.) released his 11th studio album Black America Again. Common is one of the most influential hip-hop artists within the last two decades, and this...

Political Pulse

Dominic Jae Savana, Cactus Editor

November 27, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion, Political Pulse

“We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness. It was very quiet there. At night sometimes the roll of drums behind the curtain of trees would run up the river and remain sustained faintly… Whether it meant war...

My Musical Rant

Bob Ledbetter, Cactus Contributor

November 27, 2016

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Editorial & Opinion, Music

A few weeks ago I received this text from a close friend of mine: “OMG HALESTORM KILLED HUNGER STRIKE!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! RUINED IT!!! RUINED!!! WHY?!?!?! ITS AWFUL!!!” For readers who aren’t familiar, “Hunger Strike...

Did Someone Say Pumpkin Spice?

Sierra Lewis, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion

In 2003, Starbucks went to their secret lab. Wherever that may be, maybe Seattle their headquarters location? Maybe off in the middle of the ocean where their secret flavors could never be uncovered? Well, wherever it is they...

Tech Review: iPhone 7/7 Plus

Dominic Jae Savana, Cactus Editor

October 19, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion, Technology

Pick it up. The iPhone 7 is light, too light. The balance is off making the phone slightly heavier at the top. The aluminum unibody is sleek, and this ridiculously expensive piece of hardware feels too breakable to ever consider...

I’m With Her

Dominic Jae Savana, Cactus Editor

October 19, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion

Nearly four years ago, I skipped class to cast my first vote in a presidential election for incumbent President Barack Obama. Obama was clearly going to win New Jersey, so cynicism is all that would have kept me from the polls...

Political Pulse: Down Ballot Voting 2016

Dominic Jae Savana, Cactus Editor

October 19, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion, News & Events, Political Pulse

Down ballot voting, otherwise known as down ballot political contests, are election match-ups that take place lower on the ballot but are equally important. The mayhem of the United States presidential election has gripped each...

What the “Universe” Holds: Steven Universe

Destiny Vasquez, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Editorial & Opinion

Let’s Consider this article part review and part me just raving, about how awesome the show “Steven Universe” is. Normally, a kids show that airs on Cartoon Network, this show appeals to adults as well children. Now, why...

Cultures Are Not Costumes

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion

Halloween is a holiday about glorifying all things spooky and scary, a day to dress up in a costume for the sake of having fun. Unfortunately, sometimes the “fun” comes at the expense of others, and the scariest thing is the...

Cultural Connection

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Culture Connection, Editorial & Opinion

My family is from Mexico; we are Rarámuri or Tarahumara which is a Native American tribe that is found in the northwestern part of Mexico. Yet, for five generations we have lived in old Pascua located in Tucson and worked with...

Day of the Dead Traditions

Hector Castellanos, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion

The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated. Dia de los Muertos honors the dead...

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