Arts & Life

Campus Guide: Under-21 hangouts

While Tucson is a vibrant university town filled with events and things to do, a lot of fun can seem to be all about nightlife and drinking. For those who are under 21, this doesn’t have to limit your night out — there is still plenty to do to have fun, even if you can’t enjoy a drink in a local pub.  Read more

UA cultural centers embrace campus diversity

 One of the University of Arizona’s primary goals is to engage with its campus community, demonstrating diverse and inclusive values. To achieve inclusive excellence, the UA provides several opportunities to interact with people from varying backgrounds. The campus has multiple resource and cultural centers that help with student diversity and inclusivity.  Read more

Living like a local

Between classes, homework, extracurricular and jobs, college life is hectic. Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation once in a while, lest they go insane.  Not everybody can make the trek halfway across town every weekend, but, luckily for students at the University of Arizona, there is plenty of fun stuff to do near campus. This is your personal guide to the world around campus. Read more

An A-Z guide to campus clubs

A look at some of the 600 plus student clubs and organizations on campus. From archery to medical assistance UA offers students opportunities for complete engagement. Starting with A and working to Z, here are clubs offered on campus and how to get into contact with each. Read more

Campus Guide: Over 21 Hotspots

According to its Facebook page, Cobra Arcade Bar offers free tokens for arcade gameplay to customers with every drink purchase on Tuesdays. Wednesday’s are Ladies’ nights with free tokens all night for the women, and there are $3 Michelada, mimosa & margaritas or $1 off all draft beer on Sundays.  Read more

CatCard discounts; take advantage of your student status

If there’s anything college kids love more than no homework, it’s a discount. Every student at the University of Arizona gets a CatCard. It’s your university ID, your ticket to residence halls and recreation facilities all over campus, and it can make charges to your bursar account. The CatCard can get you into many on-campus recreation facilities for free or a discounted price, but there are other places around town and on the internet where your student ID can get you discounts. Read more

Get to know Tucson's music scene

The University of Arizona is located about eight minutes from downtown Tucson, which is considered the heart of the city's nightlife. Brimming with bars, restaurants and local shops, downtown provides the pulse of Tucson at night. Along with eateries and shops, downtown is also home to several concert venues that host weekly shows for music lovers. With each one a little different from the rest, here is a guide to what each spot brings to the Tucson nightlife. Read more

Local jazz takes Main Gate stage

The Friday Night Live Free Jazz Concert series on Main Gate Square has been going on for over seven years and features a different jazz group every other Friday. The series begins in April and goes through early August each year.  The jazz concert series “first began in partnership with SAACA, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, to bring great local music to the community and encourage everyone to explore Main Gate Square and enjoy all the shopping and dining we offer,” said Kris Siuda, marketing coordinator for Main Gate and the Marshall Foundation. Read more

Building confidence with self-defense

The University of Arizona Police Department is in the middle of developing an organized self-defense class to teach students to protect themselves from violent encounters like sexual assault. Until that class is available, there are alternatives to be found on and around campus. The first six weeks of the fall semester tend to have a higher rate of sexual assault on campus, making this an especially vulnerable time for college freshmen, according to UAPD Chief of Police Brian Seastone. This period is called the “Red Zone.” “It is something real on this campus, and it is something we try to mitigate as much as possible,” Seastone said. Read more

New bike park rolls into Tucson

Tucson City Council approved plans for a new 100-acre bike park to be built at Golf Links Road and Alvernon Way.  The park will be built by the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, a Tucson nonprofit dedicated to maintaining the desert environment and building trails for mountain bikers. Read more