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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...

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...

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