EDITORIAL: UA must protect students' data

With fears of how data can be exploited, and even weaponized, currently filling our screens, the university must do everything in its power to protect the information it has collected. It must also give students an opt-out option, and be open and honest with the community about how that data has been used, and will be used in the future. Read more

Medieval and modern worlds collide

In the Highland Commons courtyard stands a group of students, known as the ‘current middles ages’ or The College of St. Felix, with their knight armor and swords ready for battle. The College of St. Felix is part of the The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe. If it was done in the Middle Ages, you'll find someone in the SCA interested in recreating it. Read more

From objects to people to exhibit

Hoarding is the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions regardless of their actual value, whether a person is defined as a compulsive hoarder or not everyone feels connected to objects in some way.  Ashley Dahlke, a second year graduate student in the University of Arizona’s School of Art explores this connection through her art installation “The Space Between” in the Lionel Rombach Gallery.  This instillation works to “engage with the subconscious relationships we have with the things around us and questions what they signify.”  Read more

Japanese archery club aims for student engagement

Gaining the skills of concentration and persistence while also experiencing ancient Japanese cultural traditions is the main focus for the University of Arizona’s Kyudo club, the first of its kind on campus. The UA Kyudo club consists of both undergraduate and graduate students who share an interest and dedication to the technical Japanese art of archery.  Said to date back as far as 500 BCE, Kyudo and the use of the bow and arrow evolved from a weapon used on the battlefield to a competitive and even meditative sport.  Read more

UA alumnus masters the art of movement

Local artist and University of Arizona alumnus Nathanael Myers brings creativity to life in Tucson through his exploration of several artistic mediums and his desire to kindle the notion of conceptual and visual poetry.  Myers, who graduated from the UA in 2015 with a degree in fine arts, works in a variety of artistic mediums, including two-dimensional art, dance and music. His passion for artistic creation fuels his current work in each of these platforms. Myers was a proud recipient of the Buffalo Exchange Emerging Artist Award for 2017. This annual award highlights emerging artists in the performing arts and visual arts and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the arts through education, organization and advocacy. Read more

OPINION: Berry Divine offers a heavenly experience

There are a wide variety of toppings you can add to your bowl, such as bee pollen, goji berries, lemon zest, and shaved chocolate, as well as blended add-ins like protein powder and kale. Berry Divine boasts its dairy-free ingredients and vegan and gluten-free substitutes. Read more

Tucson Cine Mexico Film Festival returns with a lineup of mexican cinema presented to the public

The 15th annual Tucson Cine Mexico film festival, a co-presentation of The University of Arizona’s Hanson Film Institute and New York-based Cinema Tropical, showcases the people of Mexican cinema, serving as an international exhibit for audiences to view and enjoy Mexican films. Tucson Cine Mexico, which runs from March 21through March25, presents films in Spanish with English subtitles andis free and open to the public.This year’s line-up includes an array of films from documentaries to thrillers and romantic comedies. Read more

UA’s The Merchant of Venice brings audiences serious issues within a Shakespearean dramedy

The Arizona Repertory Theatre (ART) kicked off its spring season with a rendition of "The Merchant of Venice," a Shakespeare play that features hard-hitting issues such as discrimination and anti-Semitism.  The play follows the interactions between a Jewish man and a protestant merchant and their serious money loan agreement. When things go south in paying back the loan, the merchant must be prepared to give it all to the Jew.  Read more

'The King and I' comes to UA's Centennial Hall

UA Presents and Broadway in Tucson present "The King and I," an intricate performance of high quality and creative innovation that will transport audiences through time. The show will be in Centennial Hall until Sunday, March 18. This Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is based on a novel by Margaret Landon, which recounts the unconventional relationship between the King Mongkut of Siam, located in modern day Thailand, and Anna Leonowens, a British school teacher. Read more