Arts & Life

Wildcats Anonymous strive to help college students achieve sobriety

It is no secret that there is a culture of substance use in college. For students recovering from substance abuse, safely navigating the college environment can be an arduous task. Nicholas Tucci, a student at the University of Arizona, had been sober for one month when he began attending UA. While everyone around him traversed the social spheres, Tucci was feeling overwhelmingly isolated. Read more

New show at Flandrau will turn Stranger Things fans "Upside Down"

In the pitch black, sunglasses appear and pulse to “Sunglasses at Night.” The disintegrate into kaleidoscope shapes, before clacking cameras appear, only to do the same. Red text announces “chapters”, from Chapter 1: Darkness to Chapter 5: The End?, all set to thumping, recognizable 80s songs. Read more

Ladytowne revival inspires local women

By day, Miranda Schubert is an almost 34-year-old academic advisor in the physiology department at the University of Arizona. But by night, she is a roller derby superstar known as Pariah Carey, a substitute DJ for KXCI and the iconic host of the feminist variety/talk show, Ladytowne. Downtown Tucson is home to rich art, music and comic scenes. The only thing it seemed to lack, according to Schubert, was more women. Read more

Your free ticket to UA museums

The University of Arizona is home to several history, art and science museums, all of which are just at the fingertips of its students.  With your CatCard you have access to several UA museums for a free or discounted admission, most of which are located on or near campus. Here’s a list of some exhibits you can experience as a Wildcat. Read more

A new Wildcat's guide to campus events

The University of Arizona prides itself on being a leader in the arts and student engagement, and as a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, is home to many awards and programs that are globally recognized for their diversity and inclusion.  UA is home to many events and programs that call for student engagement and participation. From theater and dance shows to club events and campus activities, UA faculty, staff and students encourage new Wildcats to get involved and partake in these initiatives. Read more

Find a second home with UA Cultural Centers

One of the University of Arizona’s primary goals is to engage its students, faculty, staff and campus communities with diverse and inclusive values, according to its vision statement. To achieve inclusive excellence, the university provides several opportunities to interact with people from varying background experiences. With more than 600 student clubs and organizations, getting to know the cultural and resource centers is one way to get involved with your UA campus community.  Read more

A Guide to UA restaurants, bars and cafes

College is all fun and games until you're sitting in your dorm room staring into an empty mini-fridge, needing some power food before class or searching for a place to have a study meal with you friends. Whatever the occasion, The Daily Wildcat is here to help with this guide to campus restaurants, bars and cafés to satisfy your taste buds throughout the semester. Read more

Wildcat culture in the making

Since 1885, the University of Arizona has been a pillar within its surrounding community. The traditions and history of the campus run deep with over 130 years of academic research, public advancements and a forever growing sense of pride and spirit. According the UA Alumni Association, the university was allocated to the City of Tucson in 1885 under an order by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature. With $25,000 to build the university and not much public support, the Arizona Board of Regents bought 40 acres of land from two gamblers and a saloon keeper. In 1887, ground was officially broken on Old Main.  Read more

UA strategic plan; Where are we now?

The University of Arizona, under the direction of President Robert C. Robbins, has launched a new strategic planning process, which aims to position the campus as a leader of higher education. With a total of five phases, including discovery, ideation, testing, development and implementation, the strategic plan is currently in the testing phase, which aims to solidify a set of initiatives that are prioritized most by the campus community. “While we have been soliciting feedback from the university community to shape the strategy throughout the process, this phase is explicitly designed to share initiatives and collect broad input,” said Lisa Ordóñez, co-chair of the strategic plan. Read more

Taking the arts to the classroom

In her time at the University of Arizona, Tucson native Elizabeth Denneau found her artistic calling in art education. She’s graduating with a degree in art and visual culture education and is establishing herself as a designer and local artist.  Denneau, a non-traditional transfer from Pima Community College (PCC), has worked with youth most of her life, as a social worker and through youth programs. She ran a fashion line and small business at the same time before making her move to the UA.  She’s shown a passion for art throughout her life. When she was growing up, she remembers making her own clothes and being creative as a way to better communicate her self-expression.  Read more

Finding her next step

Graduating from the University of Arizona College of Letters, Arts and Science with a degree in arts, media and entertainment, Erica Silverman is exploring her next step. Silverman, who is from Phoenix, came to the UA to be close to home and her sister, who also attended the UA. As a child, the painting “The Starry Night” by Van Gogh was an important symbol to Silverman. She had an urge to study Van Gogh, his art and his creative process, which drove her to pursue a degree in the arts. “It’s probably a cliché choice, but I would sit for hours and stare at this piece and be completely and utterly fascinated by every inch,” Silverman said. Read more

Dancing onto the next step

Natalie Anne Allen showed immense passion and drive while at the University of Arizona, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and a Bachelor of Arts in communication and being recognized as an Outstanding Senior of the School of Dance. The BFA program hasn’t been the only territory Allen excelled in. She also pursued a thematic minor in French art and culture, where she earned a 4.0 GPA. “I always knew that I wanted to pursue an additional degree in college. I honestly kind of stumbled into the communication major but have thoroughly enjoyed every class I’ve taken,” Allen said.  Read more