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Randy Parraz stance on issues videos

Question: Why are you running for US Senate?


Question: What qualifications or experience do you have?


Question: Why are you here at this DREAM Act rally?


Question: What do you think about the immigration issue?


Question: What do you think about SB1070 & HB2281?


Question: What are your thoughts on ethnic studies?


Question: Why do you think you are the best candidate for US Senate?


Randy listens to members of TUSD and the UA on ethnic studies at Arte de mi Pueblo event.


May 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Scientists create Shroud of Truth

It’s all about origins, which the UA has a lot of researchers in. In this case it’s the Shroud of Turin, claimed to have been the burial cloth of Jesus that bears his image.

Continue Reading October 6, 2009 at 9:12 pm 6 comments

It was the UA that broke the laws

There are many things wrong with what happened. First of all there’s just the idea of arresting a grad student for writing in chalk. The university should know better.

Continue Reading September 30, 2009 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

Why guns on campus is a bad idea

As a math instructor at the UA, I really really don’t like this. A few years ago a student killed 4 people in the Nursing department… if I remember correctly one was a teacher who was teaching the class at the time.

Continue Reading September 30, 2009 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Is Green the new Red, part I: Water

I once heard about a survey that was conducted many years ago.  A group of elementary school children were asked “if all the dairies in America shut down, where would you get your milk from?”  The students responded:

“From the store.”

This story illustrates a fundamental issue in society today, and that is a severe disconnect with the sources of what sustains life.  As long as things are well and resources abundant then there is no problem until, of course, when it is too late.

When I recently drove through the sacred land of northern Arizona, through the Navajo reservation and through places like Monument Valley, and Canyon de Chelly, I wondered to myself:

Are we any different than the school children in the story above?

Full story: Is Green the new Red, part I: Water

September 18, 2009 at 7:35 am Leave a comment

NAU’s a lumberjack, yes they are

This is an interesting turn of events. It turns out that NAU is pimping out its football team to save the school. By playing the UA, or Ole Miss in two months, the team will earn over $410,000…

Continue Reading September 12, 2009 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

I love Google Maps, but Mapquest is much more updated

I love Google Maps, but Mapquest is much more updated, like 3-5 years more updated…

Continue Reading August 10, 2009 at 11:48 am 3 comments

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