Opinion: As a Latina Cronkite School student, conference offers glimpse of real world


One former Cronkite student shares her experiences at the Excellence in Journalism conference hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Orlando, Florida. Read story

Opinion: USGD and our efforts for sexual violence prevention


ASU’s Undergraduate Student Government Downtown affirms its commitment to fighting sexual violence in an open letter to Downtown Phoenix campus students. Read story

Opinion: Prop. 104 is critically important for the future of transportation in Phoenix


President of the Thunderdome Neighborhood Association Sean Sweat writes why he thinks students should vote yes on Prop. 104. If passed, the proposition would replace the current 0.4 cent sales tax with a 0.7 cent sales tax that would go toward transit and streets. Read story

Op-ed: Saluting the Phoenix Public Library & Arizona’s largest literacy collaboration


Our Phoenix Public Library was recently named as a finalist for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Read story

Opinion: Kramer ticket has experience to accomplish lofty goals


I have chosen to endorse Alexis Kramer for USGD president, and have joined her team to help her carry out what I believe is an ambitious but feasible agenda for moving USGD in the right direction. Read story

Opinion: Dedication, past success qualifies Smith for re-election


Leadership is something that must be earned, never handed to you. Frank Smith III, Corina Tapscott and Sally Lopez have truly demonstrated what it means, and what it takes, to be an efficient team. Read story

Opinion: Feast on the Street pieces together downtown community


April 13, 2013, will be remembered for many reasons — but mainly because it was the day a half-mile long dream came to life. Read story

Opinion: Phoenix-turned-Portland booster offers wisdom on transforming Phoenix


I have been a Phoenix booster for three years now. But last week I moved to Portland, and this has left a lot of people scratching their heads and some even upset that I bailed on them. Here’s what happened. Read story

Opinion: Loss of murals reflects changing arts, community landscape in Phoenix


Destruction is not new to Phoenix. This city has been torn down time and time again, but it has always come back. On Friday, a construction crew washed away Joseph “Sentrock” Perez’s mural on the west side of the Phoenix Public Market building. Read story

Opinion: A case for calling Phoenix home


Phoenix is not perfect, and it’s not for everyone, but for me it has become far more than simply a place to sleep and study. Phoenix is my home now, for better or worse, and I think you should consider it as well. Read story