ASU is a constitutionally-mandated public school, but with rising tuition, students must fight to define what "public" really means.
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ASU’s online programs are now nationwide. Yet at the same time, ASU is wholly unable to reach many located within its own community due to a reticence to implement multilingual, and in particular Spanish-language, programs.
State Rep. Athena Salman, D-Tempe, is in the middle of a national controversy over the meaning of prayer after she gave an invocation last Tuesday to begin the daily Arizona House session.
Tuition raises will reduce the number of Arizonans able to attend ASU, directly violating the university's vision statement valorizing “not ... who we exclude, but rather ... who we include.”
ASU’s anti-drug policies are aimed at protecting students, but criminalization not only pushes substance abuse underground — it actively harms attempts to protect students from overdose.
Statistics classes revolve around teaching students how to do blind calculations, but not how to criticize them.
When President Donald Trump nominated Tom Price to become Health and Human Services Secretary, public health was clearly not a major priority. Now, significant funding to ASU labs is at stake among myriad initiatives to protect Americans.
Donald Trump is fighting to make Americans perceive immigration as a net negative. While it’s important now more than ever to focus on protecting community, this must be done in a matter that calls for hope as much as it does for a stop to bad policy.
For many queer university students, the idea that migration and queer identities are one and the same is obvious. This intersection got lost during Pride last Sunday.
The City of Mesa is considering collaborating with CoreCivic, previously known as Corrections Corporation of America, to begin sending persons convicted of a misdemeanor to private prison facilities in Eloy and Florence.
After the Saudi and Emirati coalition military has displaced three million in Yemen, President Donald Trump wants to go beyond the U.S.’s tacit support of providing illegal weapons and bring the US into the conflict. Only students can stop this.
"What are you doing after graduation?" is a question that can send any senior at ASU into a spiral of existential dread. Yet us seniors who are "still figuring it out" should pat ourselves on the back for solving a national problem — we're breaking the liberal bubble by remaining on our couches exactly where we are.
Strong communities are the basis of having good institutions. Phoenix, like many cities, has experienced the tumult of Sunbelt growth, and now it’s time we work to become better neighbors, building our city into a place that isn’t so afraid.
ASU's hiking culture is under a stealthy attack from Utah's members of Congress. If students don't act soon, federal land transfers to the states could wreak havoc on Western states' hiking culture.
ASU is becoming another political football in the fight between the State of Arizona and its cities during this year’s budget negotiations. What was conceived as a common-sense measure during an Arizona Board of Regents meeting could hit university town budgets in Tempe and Flagstaff hard due to state mismanagement.
After the contentious election of Tom Perez to DNC Chair, some progressive students at ASU reacted strongly, declaring that the Bernie Sanders-backed Keith Ellison was unfairly excluded from party politics. Whether the race was fair or not, angered progressive students are learning the difficulties of working in coalition, and it’s time to work on self-reflection and see what can be learned from the fraught race.
Civics classes teach federalism, but ASU students find themselves in the center of ground zero for a new battle to reshape what it means to embrace local control. Students searching for greater democracy should look to figureheads like micro-federalist Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.
Angel shots provide safety for women when a date goes wrong. Within the LGBT community, however, the basic concept is impossible, forcing a discussion about dating risk not only within the LGBT community but for all students.
Donald Trump has inspired massive levels of political participation, but the structure of the parties makes it difficult to channel the massive size of groups attending events like the Women’s March into students' best route to direct participation.
Sex and relationship education, by law, cannot be LGBT-inclusive in the State of Arizona. State Senator Martin Quezada tried to change that with his yearly re-introduction of a bill to repeal the so-called “no promo-homo” statute.