CAC Cactus

A Word on Guns

Lucas Elgin, Cactus Writer

November 4, 2017

We leave a record-breaking October; despite early troubles, this has been the first time in a decade that October hasn’t had a school shooting. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything’s fixed now, and as such we...

President Trump Pardons Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Ben Smith, Cactus Writer

October 5, 2017

On August 25, 2017, President Donald Trump held a press release where he announced that he would be pardoning Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio was charged with criminal contempt after failing to comply with Federal...

Dreaming of a Brighter Future

Leah Cirks, Cactus Writer

October 5, 2017

800,000 undocumented immigrant youth are uncertain of their future due to the Trump repeal on DACA. As of Sept. 5, 2017, President Donald Trump called for a repeal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program....

Reefer Madness

Nick Feldman, Cactus Writer

October 5, 2017

Marijuana can be an incendiary topic for some (no pun intended), although many people are starting to rapidly change their opinions on its use. Marijuana is federally illegal; however, Arizona is one of 29 states (30, if you count...

Arguments with Myself: The Battle Behind the Screen

Michaela Korges, Cactus Writer

October 5, 2017

Just when free speech reaches a beautiful anarchy, censorship rears its ugly head and tries to introduce order into the mix. Even in the land of the free we occasionally decide that some speech should not be legally protected....

The Cut to Planned Parenthood

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

March 22, 2017

As far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, I'm pro-life. I'm totally against abortion, having to do with Planned Parenthood. But millions and millions of women -- cervical cancer, breast cancer -- are helped by Planned Parenthood....

Troubles Brewing in the Trump Administration

Kamille Ritchie, Cactus Editor

March 22, 2017

More unsettling news drifts from the Trump administration. It seems the nation can’t go a week without hearing something questionable our President has done. The weekend of President’s day, I heard some troubling news on my...

Cultural Connection

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

March 22, 2017

Water protectors at Standing Rock, who have fought construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, were surrounded by militarized police forces. They faced an evacuation order that the state of North Dakota and Army Corps of Engineers...

Banned From Our Homes

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

March 22, 2017

President Trump’s ban on immigration of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries ran into, at least, a temporary roadblock the night of January 28th. A U.S. District judge in Brooklyn granted an emergency stay, sought by...

Loss of Maternity Benefits for Mother and Child

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

February 13, 2017

With the dismantling of Obamacare many benefits for both children, teens, adults and even mothers’ and infants are being cut. Hundreds of people are going to be losing benefits such as doctor visits and affordable medication....

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