Arts & Life

Mermaid Odette splashes into business

Tucson isn’t known for its abundance of sea creatures, let alone water. But, somehow, in the middle of the Old Pueblo, some locals swear they saw a mermaid with long blonde hair and seashell jewelry. She was so real, some of them had even touched her tail. Read more

Treat yourself to college freebies

There’s plenty of perks in being a student. While in college, young people get to experience new things, find what their passions are, make friends and earn that important piece of paper: a diploma. Finding the money to attend college is not always easy for many students. At UA, the cost of tuition for 2016-2017 incoming students with full-time enrollment is $11,800 for in-state residents and $35,000 for out-of-state students. That is not including books, living arrangements and highly necessary caffeinated beverages. Read more

Restaurants on Fourth Avenue talk about what makes a meal memorable

The perfect dining experience can be hard to find. Between the food, the service and the atmosphere of the restaurant, a multitude of aspects have to come together to make a restaurant experience stand out. Several UA community members weighed in on what exactly makes a trip to a restaurant memorable and worth repeating. Staff members from several restaurants on Fourth Avenue also shared what they think makes their respective restaurants an experience for customers. Read more

Retro technology makes a comeback

The hipsters of the 2000s no longer have domain over the coolness of retro technology; the regular use of record players, polaroid cameras and old gaming consoles, among many other antiquated technologies, has made its way into the mainstream. But with a society so set on finding the next best gadgets and software, where does this popular resurgence in old technology come from? Read more