Opinion

Letter from the Editor: Star Trek and what we don’t talk about
Opinion

Letter from the Editor: Star Trek and what we don’t talk about

By JOE GIDDENS The most British man who’s playing a Frenchman is slated to return to “Star Trek.” The trend of the reboot continues onward with Patrick Stewart’s announcement on that he will reprise the role of Jean-Luc Picard made famous on the small screen’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and its later film adaptations. Thoughts looking forward and back at his tenure.   Perhaps the passage of time will curb the film’s portrayal of Picard as a tank top-wearing action hero and Picard now being portrayed by a 78-year-old man will return to being a subdued, thoughtful diplomat.   Secondly, one of the hallmarks of the science fiction genre is showing a glimpse into a possible future that is more about the audience’s present time. The original series had episodes that were mo...
Commending the condom
Opinion

Commending the condom

By PARKER BROCK   With STD rates in the United States rising to an all-time high, it’s more important than ever to stay safe in the sex. Pima Community College is not only a great learning environment but a social one as well. Students in more intimate classroom settings are more likely to develop relationships with fellow students, gaining friends and potentially dating partners. Though college-age students are mature enough to make the decision to have sex with consenting peers, the threat of potential exposure to STDs and unplanned pregnancies is often overlooked. Diseases such as gonorrhea and chlamydia have an active presence in the Tucson community. In 2017, BackroundChecks.org ranked Arizona 19th in the nation for STD rates. There were 151 cases of gonorrhea and 511 cas...