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Six-string Guitar Festival

Guitars. Guitars. Guitars. Guitars. Guitars and more guitars.
The Park Place Mall was filled with guitars, community members and mall-goers on Friday and Saturday afternoon for the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance’s Guitar Festival. Children colored guitar pictures and got their faces painted. Parents listened to guitar performance and talked with booth owners about all things guitar. An air guitar competition was hosted in the food court while individual performances took place in front of Sears and Macy’s.


UA's 150th Commencement

Thirty two thousand people attended the University of Arizona’s 150th Commencement at Arizona Stadium on Saturday evening to congratulate the 4,000 graduates for their work during their years at the UA. After an hour of students taking the field, the ceremony started with a speech by President Ann Weaver Hart. Anna Marie Chávez, the first CEO of the Girl Scouts of U.S.A., ended the procession with her graduation speech. After each college’s graduates graduated, Wilbur stood on a riser as smoke, fire and fireworks concluded the UA’s 150th Commencement.


NCAA Tucson Regional: Arizona 9, LSU 8

Arizona won 9-8 against LSU in the NCAA Tucson Regionals at Hillenbrand stadium on Saturday afternoon. Arizona will play again at 1:30 on Sunday at Hillenbrand Stadium. All photos by Rebecca Marie Sasnett


NCAA Tucson Regional: Arizona 9, Boston College 6

Arizona won 9-6 against Boston College at Hillenbrand Stadium on Friday evening during the second game of the NCAA Tucson Regional. Arizona plays LSU at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.


Students Beardown on Bigotry

Diversity is a qualitative measure. Its effectiveness can’t be measured merely by statistics. The goal of the project is to examine all of the atmospheric factors that contribute to feelings of exclusivity on our campus.
Photo 1: Kala Sakala is a biochemistry freshman. Sakala was told by some students who share her dorm that she’s not “really” black, as she has been told nearly her whole life.
Photo 8: Byron Sloan is a senior studying sociology and retailing and consumer sciences. Sloan is also on the board of directors for Native American Student Affairs. One of his UA professors made comments about his “surprising” eloquence, especially considering that Sloan must have been educated on a reservation. (He was not.)


ASUA covers UA Mall for Catfest

ASUA Wildcat Events Board’s hosted Catfest on the UA Mall on Friday. A blue blow up water slide, a blue blow up Slip n Slide, a red, yellow and blue velcro stick wall covered the grass on the UA Mall during the afternoon. Students walked around in dripping wet hair and bathing suits. Following the water activities, students removed their shirts and pants and ran down the UA Mall in their underwear during The Running of the Cats. At the end of the evening, Something Like Seduction, a UA student band, Hoodie Allen, a rap artist, and Shwayze and Cisco, rap artists, took the stage to close out Catfest. All photos by Rebecca Marie Sasnett/ The Daily Wildcat.


Spring Fling Festival

The UA Spring Fling took place on campus for the first time in fifteen years. Festival-goers were able to enjoy cotton candy, funnel cakes, kettle corn, and a wide variety of games. American Authors performed for those in attendance on Friday night.


Gallery: Badgers 64, Wildcats 63

Arizona lost 63-64 against the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Cali. on Saturday evening.


Gallery: Wildcats Riot

After Arizona’s 64-63 loss against Wisconsin during the Elite Eight face off in Anaheim California, local’s were discouraged. Riots broke out along University Blvd. and trailed to Fourth Ave. Wildcat fans shouted “Fuck Wisconsin,” “Fuck the police,” and “U. Of. A.” The Tucson Police Department took control of the crowd by using pepper balls and pepper spray.


Gallery: Wildcats 70, Aztecs 64

Arizona advances to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight after their 70-64 victory against SDSU at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Cali. on Thursday. All photos by Tyler Baker/ The Daily Wildcat.


Gallery: Arizona Wildcats 84, Gonzaga Bulldogs 61

With every dunk, layup, assist, rebound, steal and breakaway, the University of Arizona fans stood up and shouted the popular “U. Of. A” chant during Arizona’s 84-61 victory against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament in Viejas Arena in San Diego on Sunday.
Arizona advances to the Sweet Sixteen and plays San Diego State at the Honda Center on Thursday in Anaheim, Cali. at 7:17 p.m.


Gallery: 4th Ave. Spring Street Fair

Arts, crafters, musicians, food vendors and street performers all gathered on 4th ave. for the 4th Ave. 2014 Spring Street Fair in Tucson Ariz. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Gallery: NCAA Tournament Arizona 68, Weber State 59

After a slow start, break aways, steals, flipping mascots and three point shots, Arizona won 59-68 against Weber State during the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Cali. on Friday. Arizona advances to the third round to play Ganzaga University on Sunday at Viejas Arena.
Photos by: Rebecca Marie Sasnett/ The Daily Wildcat


Gallery: Pac-12 Tournament Championship

After a nail bitter game, the Arizona Wildcats lost 71-75 against the UCLA Bruins at the Pac-12 Tournament Final at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev.


Tucson Festival of Books

The sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books took over the University of Arizona mall on Saturday. This two-day book festival, the fourth largest in the nation, attracts thousands of people every year. Different panel discussion are held, venues are brought, and authors offer book signings.

Photos by Rebecca Noble / The Daily Wildcat


Gallery: Wildcats advance to Pac-12 Tournament Finals

Arizona men’s basketball team felt right at home as fans repeatedly chanted “U-OF-A” through out the MGM Grand Garden Arena during the Wildcats’ 63-43 victory over Colorado in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament. With 1:28 left to play, three-fourths of the stadium painted in Red, roared out Arizona cheers and the Colorado fans sat silent, only able to watch. The UA, who has won two contests, is now bound for the Pac-12 Tournament Championship. Arizona will play UCLA on Saturday at 3 p.m. PST at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


Gallery: Wildcats advance to Pac-12 semifinals

The Wildcats and Utes entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena through a cloak of smoke as they took the court for the fifth quarterfinal for the Pac-12 tournament. At the half, Arizona took the lead, 34-13. During the second half, the MGM Grand Garden Arena started to sound like McKale Center. The north side of the arena shouted “U,” the east shouted “Of,” and south shouted “A.” With the majority of the fans rooting for the Wildcats, Arizona was able to take advantage of the near-home atmosphere and quickly gained steady momentum against the Utes. The UA’s offense and defense proved difficult for Utah to handle as Arizona cruised to a 71-39 victory in Thursday’s quarterfinals. Arizona will advance to tomorrow’s game against the Colorado Buffs at 6pm PST (subjected to change).


Gallery: Wildcats Pac-12 Champions

Arizona became Pac-12 champions after Arizona’s 79-66 victory over Stanford in McKale Center on Sunday.


Wildcats Cat Crawl

The Student Union Memorial Center hosted a Cat Crawl at the SUMC on Friday. UA students along with friends enjoyed laser tag, free food, dancing, fortune telling and drawings. Laser tag was the most popular event at the Cat Crawl.


Gallery: Wildcats take on the Golden Bears, round two

The Wildcats took on the California Golden Bears at McKale Center on Wednesday evening. Arizona won 87-59 against Cal.