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A Story of Migration: My Tale of Two Cities

Gail E. Emrick. 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was originally posted on the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center website. “In this new documentary, SEAHEC Executive Director, Gail Emrick, gives her personal testimony on the root causes of migration and provides insight into what Americans can do about it.”

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Local Opinion: The novel threat of COVID-19

Dr. Felicia Goodrum Sterling, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on the Arizona Daily Star. “The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (known as SARS-CoV-2) is rapidly spreading across the globe. Hundreds of new cases are being confirmed each day in the US- even in the absence of widespread screening.”

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How Do We Know What We Know?

Dr. Felecia Goodrum Sterling, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published on Scientific American. “Worldwide scientific consensus warns of climate disaster and has made an urgent call for action. Yet, the Trump administration has doubled down on its effort to suppress the science around climate change, burying government-funded studies from public view.”

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Local Opinion: For Arizonans, war with Iran should be a top issue

Heather Mace, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. “On Wednesday night, Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris debated many issues that are on the minds of Arizonans: COVID-19, racial unrest, and Supreme Court nominations, to name a few. However, they also dedicated significant time to an urgent…

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Deep Breathing Could Help You Recover From Covid-19

Victoria Maizes, 2014-2015 Fellow. This person was first published on Medium. “At the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, we have been researching which evidence-based modalities may support recovery from Covid-19. As Covid-19 research is still in the early stages, we have also examined what modalities have demonstrated improvement in lung function…

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What are you seeing? What are you not seeing?

Judith McDaniel, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published on Medium. “My partner posted a picture of me on Facebook. We were hiking in Greer in the Arizona White Mountains. In the picture, I am looking out over the valley that is filled with new green growth after a fire a decade before.”

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National service can transform our country again, in many ways

Elizabeth Slater, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on The Fulcrum. “National service programs are uniquely poised to address the significant challenges we face at this moment in our country’s history.”

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Local Opinion: Dear white people: Don’t withdraw from tough conversations on race

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. “This message is for white people who are upset and feeling paralyzed right now. This message is not for people of color, black folks, indigenous, or other people suffering from institutional racism.”

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Social media — the 21st century’s strategic weapon of mass destruction

Erin Russ, 2019-2020 fellow. This piece was originally posted on The Hill. “According to researchers, almost half of the tweets discussing the virus appear to be bots, including approximately 620 of the 1,000 most active accounts and 41 of the top 50. Further, the study indicated that the botnets and influence activities line up with the Russian…

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Local Opinion: Our America of action, progress

Kathleen Bethel, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. “Two hundred fifty years ago, our forefathers laid the groundwork for a revolution to establish a new nation. If we were building this nation today, here is what I hope our America could be.”

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