Arts & Life

UA students paint the town with new mural

On the wall of the Historic Y building in the heart of Downtown Tucson, a mural depicts a Latina woman looking longingly into the clouds while surrounded by colorful imagery of cactuses and Arizona sunsets.  The artistry and detail of this new mural was painted with the help of two UA students.  Read more

Need plans for break? Here are a few tips

  The UA and its students are set to go on winter break starting Dec. 14. While some may be traveling back to their homes across the nation, the 50-degree Tucson weather is here to stay. Whether this is your first winter in Tucson or you are a Tucson winter veteran, the Daily Wildcat is here to outline some things to do over the holiday break.  Read more

Tales within the walls: How a family home turned into the UA Key Desk

At 1533 E. Helen St. is a charming 88-year-old Spanish Style townhouse, now decked in modern additions: a wheelchair access ramp, barred windows and an almost crudely covered porch. The house is now property of the University of Arizona and houses the Key Desk, but for over 60 years, it was the home of two university professors and their children.  Read more

Q&A: Scott Ordway shares his composition with the desert crowd

The Daily Wildcat spoke with composer Scott Ordway about his upcoming world premiere performance of In the Kingdom of Bells. The piece will be premiered Friday Nov. 30, and performed again Sunday, Dec. 2 alongside the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Ordway is a professor of Composition at Rutgers University, and his works have been played around the world.  Read more

Empowering women through the art of pole fitness

In a small fitness studio in the heart of downtown Tucson, patrons are encouraged to try a different kind of workout, aimed at people who want to “have fun while strengthening their bodies.” Kinetic Arts Tucson, located at 17 E. Toole Ave., is a fitness studio that teaches pole, dance and acrobatics to women and men of all ages.  Read more

Student profile: This isn't her first rodeo

Clothed in colorful, traditional Mexican dresses, the escaramuzas saddle up and ride into the arena, ready to give a show-stopping performance. Each of the girls’ horses start dancing to the rhythm of the Mexican music that fills the air. The crowd cheers and watches in awe as the girls execute their choreography, all while riding sidesaddle. Read more

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

Furry friends prepare to strut their UA fashion

 For their four-legged friends at the Humane Society, University of Arizona fashion minor students have been hard at work, creating original denim cape designs to be presented at the Dogs N’ Denim Fashion Show Tuesday, Nov. 27.     Read more