Local film festival showcases unique perspectives of Mexico

A documentary filmmaker records his matriarch grandmother, who reveals many secrets about their family. An indigenous girl defies any notion of how class should hold her and her mother down as domestic servants. A wealthy wife tries to maintain her composure and status while the economy crashes around her in 1982 Mexico. Stories like these will be shown in theaters in Tucson this week.  Read more

COLUMN: Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive in full effect

You’d have to go back to the year when the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" film was released to find the last time when Arizona men’s basketball lost five games in a row. That’s 35 years ago. After getting slashed by a different version of Freddy Krueger – the Washington State Cougars in this case – the Wildcats are in their own version of Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive. Granted, it’s not quite as catchy, but we’re in the midst of Arizona’s horror story nonetheless. Read more

OPINION: Parking pet peeves

Having been a student at the University of Arizona for over a semester, I think it’s safe to openly complain about the parking situation here on campus. Knowing how I feel, I can just imagine what those who’ve been here longer are going through. Parking on campus is not a walk in the park. In fact, parking on campus might equal about ten walks in the park based on how far your designated parking area is. Here’s a list of parking pet peeves and some of the ways I’ve learned to maneuver through them. Read more

Q&A: Plant Science professor appointed Honorary Dean at Henan University in China

At the end of 2018, UA Professor David Galbraith, from the School of Plant Sciences, was appointed as Honorary Dean at Henan University in China. Henan University is located in the city of Kaifeng in Henan Provence, on the central eastern side of China. Galbraith is the first to hold the position after being appointed in China on Dec. 28. The Daily Wildcat talked to him about this new position and what it means for the University of Arizona.  Read more

UA student Chris Harper shares his passion for the stage

Chris Harper, a junior acting major at the University of Arizona, played the role of 90-year-old alcoholic Mammy O’Dougal in the Arizona Repertory Theatre production of Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” He has been a part of eight ART productions, but the role of Mammy required the most extensive makeup process yet. Read more

Venezuela's voice must be heard

The United States has had such a history with South America that “awkward” would not even begin to cover it. In our almost 250 years of independence, the United States has treated Central and South America as something of a playground and our own personal property. From declaring the entire Western Hemisphere part of the American sphere of influence with the Monroe Doctrine, we have been definitively against anyone else playing around in South American politics. And boy have we. When Theodore Roosevelt announced that the United States could act as an “international police power,” we managed to topple whole governments and encourage major social strife and brutality that has caused  societal destruction and demographic trends that we are still feeling today. Read more

Williams remains out with knee swelling, no timetable for return

Arizona freshman guard Brandon Williams, the team’s third-leading scorer and leader in assists, will be sidelined this week against Washington and Washington State due to lingering right knee pain. Swelling and continued pain in his knee kept Williams out of the UA’s 95-88 overtime loss against Arizona State on Thursday. It is the same knee he needed surgery on in high school, which caused him to miss his entire junior season. Read more