Taking students’ safety into her own hands

Nicole Ochotoreno, dubbed as “Mama Bear” by University of Arizona students, has been making sure students have a safe ride home each night for the past four years. Nicole’s story goes back to her childhood. She was in an auto accident at nine years old and was bullied constantly for her facial injuries. She has…

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Addressing climate change through poetry

By Capri Fain/El Inde Arizona Many conversations about climate change sound like: Take action now, the end is coming. Many of them are scientific, and sometimes confusing. And these days, many of them sound political. It can be a lot to wade through, and it is no easy task. This is the story of Jonathon…

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Sebastian Driver and The Basements

By Alaina Sciortino/El Inde College students are often asked what their majors are, what they plan to do after college, and how their classes are going. It is not often that we touch base on what their passion is. Sebastian Driver has pursued his passion in the hectic years of college. Alaina Sciortino has the…

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Teachers union calls for $1.7 billion in new school funding

By Gloria Gomez/UA Don Bolles Fellow/AZ Mirror PHOENIX — With legislators still undecided on how to spend the record $5.3 billion dollar budget surplus, the Arizona Education Association, the state’s largest teacher’s union, is demanding massive increases in education funding. Heather Ayers, president of the Isaac District Association and a teacher at Joseph Zito Elementary School…

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With abortion rights in jeopardy, fears of less freedom for women spur protest

By Gloria Gomez/UA Don Bolles Fellow/AZ Mirror PHOENIX — From a legal perspective, the implications of overturning abortion rights and the landmark Roe v. Wade decision are worrying, said Erin Maher.  “The way constitutional law is built is like building blocks,” the recent law school graduate explained.  Legal decisions are stacked on top of previous ones, and…

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