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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…
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Tucson Opinion: George Floyd’s killing has white people appalled, black people exhausted

Arianna Sholes-Douglas, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published to the Arizona Daily Star. "Several of my white friends have reached out to me to ask how they can help during this time. Some suggested that I…
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Why aren’t we in a rage that Arizona gets a D+ in education?

Patricia MacCorquordale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "What would you do if your child brought home a report card with a D+? Scream, yell, throw a fit?So why aren’t we…
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Science, book fairs will make for exciting weekend

Kathleen Bethel, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Science and festivals and books — oh my! March seems to be the month of several large events in Tucson."
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Friendly springtime reminder to leave snakes alone

Catherine Bartlett, 2018-2019 Fellow.  This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "Spring has sprung in the Southwest and evidence is everywhere. Gambel’s quail are calling, brackets are busted and the first fearful snake…
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A child’s chronic illness should prompt your support, not pity

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star.  "People around the world gather to raise awareness about epilepsy on March 26, which we observed two days ago. Known as Purple Day…
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Kathleen Bethel: SARSEF helps kids to make a better world

Kathleen Bethel, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. "As the CEO of the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches critical thinking through science and impacts…
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Challenges to health equality go beyond having insurance

Rhonda Gonzalez, Felicia Goodrum Sterling, Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellows. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star.  "As open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act comes to a close this year…
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Older people make extraordinary contributions

Linda Phillips, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star. "Excitement abounds. Rumor has it that Santa Claus is coming to town.  As a gerontologist who has been in the field for…
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The post-election hangover cure

Hilary Van Alsburg, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published the Arizona Daily Star. "The election is over. What’s next? The energy leading up to the election carried with it an undercurrent of urgency by voters…
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