UA Unplugged is an intimate concert experience highlighting student musicians and bands from the University of Arizona. The event was held Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Cactus Garden Stage on the UA Mall.
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The members of the University of Arizona Pom Line show the community and students their passion for dancing and cheering for their school by bringing as much school spirit as possible to any place they go. With football season quickly approaching, the UA Pom Line has been hard at work since early August, learning new routines and working with the Pride of Arizona band, according to Adrienne Robertson, head coach of the Arizona Pom Line.
University of Arizona students are some of the driving forces behind departments and positions all around campus. With jobs ranging from yoga instructors to office assistants, UA hires thousands of students to work in various positions across campus, according to the Office of Student Engagement and Career Development.
When it’s time to for students to start thinking about applying for college, some will often think that attending a community college or major university is not worth it. Extraneous amounts of money is needed, the applyication process or even the amount of time and dedication needed to be successful are some of the daunting factors that lead students away from attending college.
Inspired by art galleries across the nation, UA sophomore Cammy Stevenson, who studies finance and art history, takes into action by putting together her own pop-up art show in Tucson. Stevenson, along with other UA student and community artists, will display their art at Elysian Market Grove, a historic bed and breakfast/market that is rented out by the owners.
Sweet treats crafted with homemade ice cream are served up daily at Isabella’s Ice Cream shop, a local ice cream parlor on 4th Avenue. Isabella’s Ice Cream shop is known for its 1925 ice cream truck in the middle of their establishment. The truck is refurbished to house many ice cream flavors, all made there on site, inviting locals and travelers to visit Isabella’s for the ‘charming aesthetic and the friendly service’. Isabella’s Ice Cream started out as an idea about 10 years ago, according to Kristel Johnson, the founder and owner of the parlor. The idea was sparked from seeing a “creepy” ice cream truck driving down their neighborhood street. And when Johnson wanted to bring a seemingly friendly and cute ice cream truck to the neighborhood and community instead of a scary and intimidating ice cream truck driving down the road the idea to open up shop started.
Local artist and University of Arizona alumnus Nathanael Myers brings creativity to life in Tucson through his exploration of several artistic mediums and his desire to kindle the notion of conceptual and visual poetry. Myers, who graduated from the UA in 2015 with a degree in fine arts, works in a variety of artistic mediums, including two-dimensional art, dance and music. His passion for artistic creation fuels his current work in each of these platforms. Myers was a proud recipient of the Buffalo Exchange Emerging Artist Award for 2017. This annual award highlights emerging artists in the performing arts and visual arts and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the arts through education, organization and advocacy.
A building painted from edge-to-edge with murals of the classic Beatles album Abbey Road and other dream-like images, the Hippie Gypsy, located on the corner of 351 N. Fourth Avenue, attracts all walks of life to take a glance at ‘hipster’ clothing, see locally made glass smoke pieces and experience the laid-back environment that this 60s inspired smoke shop has to offer. This location is one of three Hippie Gypsies that are found in Arizona and Louisiana. The business has been running for 20 years here in town, making the store one of many iconic buildings in downtown.
The big-top circus descended onto Arbol de la Vida Friday night for a "party underneath the stars with mesmerizing entertainment." Free food such as hand-spun cotton candy, pizza and a chocolate fountain kept guests full while carnival-themed games and fire breathing performers kept guests entertained throughout the night.
“From the heart cause if you wanna start to move up the chart, then expression is a big part of it,” Dr. Dre raps from the hit song, “Express Yourself” by rap group N.W.A. Hip-hop; a cultural phenomenon that captured the minds of many people, being all rooted from one place: Africana traditions and culture. The Tucson Hip-Hop Festival, that has run for three years, brings together the love of music with the educational component coming from students, faculty, and alumni from the department of Africana Studies College, bringing their expertise of hip-hop to the festival.
Borrowing bayou staples of tradition and the ‘fun of Mardi Gras’, Hotel Congress continues with their tradition of bringing a little piece of Louisiana to the desert. On Fat Tuesday, Hotel Congress, 311 East Congress Street, brought a Mardi Gras party to downtown Tucson. Bringing culture from the bayou and giving locals and travelers an excuse to dress up and have a good time.
Featuring real drag queens from all over the Tucson area, Diva La Paz brings awareness to the LGBTQ+ community, educating attendees with vibrant posters, activities, and a drag show, showing students and faculty alike that drag is all about individuality and expression of oneself.