After a Tuesday, May 3, Pro-choice peace rally, more protesters gathered at the steps of the Tucson Courthouse Sunday, May 8. The protesters ask for abortion to stay legal as the Supreme Court leaked draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Pro-choice activists gather at the steps of the Tucson Courthouse to protest a recent news leak about the U.S. Supreme Court leaning towards approving the reversal of federal abortion laws. These activists made signs to spread awareness to people passing by on Tuesday, May 3.
Desk assistants at the University of Arizona's dorms are responsible for assisting residents with day-to-day needs such as mail, keys and amenities. This customer service job combines flexible hours with a low-stress working environment. Desk assistants are a vital part of the dorm life community and serve as the first point of contact for students stepping into a dorm.
Daily Wildcat photographer Matthew Maxim stepped into the world of UA desk assistants and got a look into the student desk job.
The University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum is located in the Pima County Historic Courthouse in downtown Tucson. Since its inception in 1918, the museum has housed a variety of mining and mineral related collections. The museum has changed location several times, moving from the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium to its present location when renovations of the courthouse were completed in 2021.
On March 23, the University Religious Council hosted a day of "memory, healing and hope" to memorialize the lives of Arizonans lost to COVID-19. The event was held on the University of Arizona Mall and featured speeches by President Robbins and others. 2,800 flags were placed on the lawn, some with handwritten messages, with each flag representing 10 Arizonan lives lost to the virus.
Arizona basketball thanks the five graduating seniors from both men's and women’s teams at their final home games in McKale Center. Only one senior has plans to return to the University after this season, so we wish the other four the best of luck in their future endeavors.
The Arizona men's basketball team celebrates after its win against the University of California, Berkeley, earlier this month, winning it the Pac-12 title and trophy. With the Pac-12 champions banner and trophy, the Wildcats would cut down the basketball net and run through the crowd to memorialize the date in Arizona basketball history.
Arizona women's basketball team took on University of Southern California on Saturday, Feb. 26, in McKale Center. The Wildcats would start off slow but would end the second quarter with two big three-point shots to put them up by one going into halftime. The 'Cats would continue their shooting run, beating USC on senior night 68-59.
Arizona women's basketball team plays ASU for the second time in three days. The Wildcats lost in their first matchup against their Pac-12 rivals days before. With a strong defense, and a big night for Madison Conner scoring a career high of 16 points, Conner helped the Wildcats win the game 62-58.
The Arizona woman's basketball team took on a Pac-12 rival Oregon State University. The Wildcats would take the early lead going into half-time and continue their scoring run as the second half began. The Wildcats would finish the game victorious winning 73-61.
The University of Arizona Men's Basketball team wins a close game against a PAC-12 rival The University of California, Los Angeles. The UA Men's Basketball team took the early lead on the UCLA Bruins and never let up. They would finish the game on top 76-66.
The Arizona men's basketball team defeated ASU in a home game in McKale Center on Jan. 29. The teams stayed neck and neck up until the end with a final score of 67-56.
At "The Scoop" in the Student Union Memorial Center student workers serve their peers coffee, ice cream and pastries. The students take on multiple tasks and share the weight of taking orders, making coffee, scooping ice cream, making the waffle cones and preparing other food for the customers.
Al Jisr |The Bridge is a collaboration among students and faculty from four public universities in Yemen and faculty and students at The University of Arizona. Students from University of Aden, Hadramout University, Taiz University, University of Saba Region and the UA are participating in this nine-month cultural exchange project that includes talking about media practices in Yemen and the U.S.
Photos without credits are from students and professors in Yemen who are part of this project. Their work is under the Al Jisr collective name for their security and safety.
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block 36th Annual Fall Artisans Market: Portraying local artists and artisans
Outside the Tucson Museum of Art, the 36th Annual Fall Artisans Market took place on Nov. 19 - 21. The 36th Annual Fall Artisans Market was a space where local artists and artisans got together to showcase their creations.
In the Historic streets of El Presidio Neighborhood, people gathered to walk, look and even buy the different kinds of art displayed at the artisans' market as well as gift items in an outdoor street fair setting, free of charge.
Charles Thomas, an Arizona oil painter for vocation, started painting in his late twenties. However, he has been drawing since he was a kid. Thomas mentioned painting was something that had always captivated him. Thomas’ major inspiration to paint came from the beauty that surrounded him. “Landscapes are a recreational form of painting but I’m not beholden to them,” Thomas said.
For 30 years, Thomas has painted thousands of paintings. “I lost track a long time ago” for him it is more about the experience than anything else. For Thomas, painting is a rewarding and fulfilling job that he has had the pleasure of doing because he gets to do what he likes to do. “That’s something as you get older you see not everybody has the luxury of doing,” said Thomas. “So, if you’re blessed to the point where you can do what you like to do then that is immensely rewarding.”
A couple of booths away from Thomas’ there was the Desert Sky Gourds, owned by Annette and Larry Madzelan. Gourds are the art medium used by Annette and Larry. According to Annette, getting the gourds ready is a long process. First, the gourds come dirty. Larry is in charge of cleaning, scrubbing and carving the gourds. He then hands them to Annette who is in charge of painting the gourds.
Annette started painting when she was in high school, but it wasn't until they moved to Tucson 25 years ago that she started painting gourds as a hobby while taking care of her children. Now, the children are gone and Larry is retired. “It keeps us busy,” Annette said. They both collaborate in the creation of gourds. Designing gourds has given Annette and Larry something to do. They have their studio at home.
On the other side of the outdoor fair, there was The Vintage Jewel owned by Lori Kirsch, who made button jewelry out of vintage bottoms. Kirsch was in the retail housewares business in Anchorage, Alaska for 23 years until she decided she wanted to do something else. She then started taking jewelry classes. In the beginning, she was only using beads and stones to create jewelry. Then she started collecting bottoms and wondered what the bottoms would look like as jewelry. She knew she was into something when she sold her first bottom creations right away.
Kirsch believes that most artists get inspiration from anything. Kirsch is influenced by vibrant colors. She mentioned that her art is a reflection of her personality. “My jewelry reflects the way I dress,” Kirsch said. For over 10 years, Kirsch has been coming to the Fall Artisans Market to display her jewelry to the Tucson community which she said is very fond of colors.
This event launched Downtown Tucson into the holiday season. It won't be until next year when the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block will bring its Annual Fall Artisans Market back.
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There are hundreds of different species of bugs that live in Tucson and many of these little invertebrates find their way onto the University of Arizona campus. While this may be offputting to some, these creatures add another layer to our campus's biological beauty. Due to the increased rainfall this year, more bugs than usual came out and Daily Wildcat Photographer Eli Rahamim set out to capture a snapshot of this insect diversity on campus.
From Nov. 7 to Nov. 21, the University of Arizona's Acting and Musical Theater students performed "Three Sisters" at the Tornabene Theatre. UA Theatre students performed a modern adaptation of the script originally written by Anton Chekhov.
The Arizona women's basketball team defeated Texas Southern University, 93-38, on Nov. 15, in McKale Center. The Wildcats remain undefeated with this victory.