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Chicano Experience

Hector Castellanos, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion

I take pride in my brown skin. Immigration is a topic that always strikes controversy; whether it be political, economical, or just as a general topic. All I see is how people skirt around this topic but never stop to listen to...

Natural and Proud

Kamille Ritchie, Cactus Editor

October 19, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion, News & Events

Controversy once again strikes the black community. A policy against natural hairstyles became center stage at a Louisville, Kentucky high school. When students brought home late registration forms in late July, parents were outraged....

404 College could not be found: PTSD

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

October 19, 2016

Filed under 404: College Could Not Be Found, Editorial & Opinion

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. Sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, or other threats on a person's life can cause people of all...

Over the Rainbow

Destiny Vasquez, Cactus Writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion, Over the Rainbow

What do people want to see when they look at the world? What do they want to hear, feel, remember, or even dream about? I want to believe that when I look at the world I live in, I see progressive thinking. I feel accepted, and...

Leaving Scars

Destiny Vasquez, Cactus Writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion

To live in this world is a scary thing. Many tragedies have occurred globally over the summer resulting in a great loss of life. A devastating mass shooting in our own country added to this loss of life. Fifty people were killed...

They Still Make Albums Like This

Bob Ledbetter, Cactus Contributor

September 27, 2016

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Editorial & Opinion, Music

“Remember to stay gold, Ponyboy…stay gold!” Some of us who grew up watching movies in the 80’s remember this classic quote from the film The Outsiders. These were the last words from Johnny (played by a very young pre-Karate...

Join Me in the Void

Dominic Savana, Cactus Editor

September 27, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion

I'm pacing again, in a pitch black room, with the whir of my beat up laptop providing a convenient, ceaseless buzz to keep me from thoughts as dark as night. Thump, thump. My dog’s tail hits the door has he walks by my room,...

Home Away from Home (Dorms): an RA’s Viewpoint.

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under Around Campus, Editorial & Opinion

The transition to college is hard, and moving into a new community and leaving home can be very difficult. Learning to live with a group of others, working to a very hectic schedule and keeping a social life can be a hard act...

Movie Review: Hell or High Water

Dominic Savana, Cactus Editor

September 27, 2016

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Editorial & Opinion

Extra large popcorn. Check. Large Coke. Check. Roll film. Since the first reel, American film culture was plastered with Westerns, and recently, the genre has shifted from the classic Western to the modern Western. Films like...

Bourne (Yet) Again

Michaela Korges, Cactus Contributor

September 27, 2016

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Editorial & Opinion

Dear fellow movie goers, today I would like to pay homage to this summer’s action thriller simply titled Jason Bourne (I guess they ran out of words like "legacy" and "identity"). According to Box Office Mojo, this fil...

Political Pulse

Dominic Savana, Cactus Editor

September 27, 2016

Filed under Editorial & Opinion, Political Pulse

Political Pulse is Central Arizona College's new, monthly article explaining a political scientist's view of the state of politics in the United States. This month, we will focus on something called "political feeling," a term...

Stranger Things

Sierra Lewis, Cactus Writer

September 27, 2016

Filed under Art & Entertainment, Editorial & Opinion

Netflix original “Stranger Things” seems to have taken the world of “binge watching” by storm. A seemingly creepy show pulls you in and like the unknown monsters in the walls of “Stranger Things” it doesn't let you...

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