The annual Tucson Meet Yourself folklife festival was back this year with a bang after a nontraditional virtual & socially distanced festival last year due to Covid-19. The festival took place around the Pima County Public Library on Oct. 8-10 and was a celebration of the vibrant multi-culturalism within the Tucson community. Here, cultures were celebrated through live performances, art, food and artisan shops.
The University of Arizona's football team played the University of California Los Angeles on Oct. 9 in a home game at Arizona Stadium. Though the UA crowds were full of enthusiasm at the Parents Weekend game, the Wildcats lost to UCLA with a final score of 16-34.
The Wildcat's Woman's Volleyball team played Washington at McKale Center on Oct. 8. The UA lost the game three sets to one.
Every year on Oct. 1, college radio stations across the globe participate in World College Radio Day. This past year, more than 600 colleges in over 40 different countries participated. KAMP, the University of Arizona’s student-run radio station, participated by planning shows for every hour of the day. Students had a 60-minute time slot during the 24 hour day where they broadcasted their show.
The University of Arizona's Women's Soccer team took on the University of Southern California on the afternoon of Oct. 3 at the Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium. The Wildcats lost to USC with a final score of 1-4, marking the forth loss in a row for the UA team.
The University of Arizona Men's Basketball team kicked off their season with the Red-Blue game on the afternoon of Oct. 2 at Mckale Center. The UA scored a total of 92 points during the scrimmage and the blue team went on to win the game.
On Sept. 29, the University of Arizona's men's basketball team held a media day in McKale Center and the Richard Jefferson Gym. The event began at 1 p.m. with a press conference in the McKale Press Conference room and then moved over to the Richard Jefferson Gym where the media was able to interview players and snap some photos.
On Sept. 28 University of Arizona officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Grand Challenges Research Building. The building is to be part of the Wyant College of Optical Sciences complex and is scheduled to be finished by 2024.
The Controlled Environmental Agriculture Student Association is an on-campus club of graduate and undergraduate students dedicated to controlled environment agriculture practices and hydroponics. CEASA runs an on-campus greenhouse where students gain hands-on experience using hydroponic techniques in a controlled setting. Daily Wildcat Photographer Jackson Kimball followed CEASA members around their greenhouse and captured the club at work during their meeting on Sept. 24.
The Abuelitas(os) Reaching Out to Mentor y Apachar Students host lunch for UA students in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Abuelitas(os) Reaching Out to Mentor y Apachar Students hosted a lunch for UA students in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month outside of the Cesar Chavez building on the afternoon of Sept. 23. AROMAS providers free lunch homecooked by abuelitas and abuelitos of the community on the third Thursday of every month. These lunches are a chance for students to connect with community members, ask for advice, and enjoy delish homemade meals.
The School of Art hosted it's ArtCats Welcome Event to welcome students of the School of Art to campus on the afternoon of Sept. 17. The event kicked off at the Center for Creative Photography at 3:00 P.M. where students gathered in the building to hear opening welcome statements by the School of Art Faculty. The rest of the event was held outside the University of Arizona Museum of Art where local artists screen printed their work onto t-shirts that where given out to the attendees.
Arizona wide receiver, Stanley Berryhill III, lines up wide prior to the play in Arizona Stadium on Sept. 18. Berryhill led the game in receiving with 94 yards in Saturday's loss to NAU.
The University of Arizona Women's Soccer team played Texas Tech at the Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium on the evening of Sept. 9. The Wildcats would go on to lose to Texas Tech with a final score of 1-2.
The Arizona women’s volleyball team rejoices after winning a point during a game on Sunday, Mar. 14. The Wildcats were victorious over the Colorado Buffalos by winning 3 out of 4 games.
GymCats on March 13, 2021.
The Arizona women's volleyball team won all three sets against Oregon State in McKale center on Friday, Feb. 19. (Photos by Megan Ewing)
A misconception about the desert is that it is devoid of color. Not only is this disproven in the Sonoran Desert’s flora and fauna, Tucson’s artists also refute this. Tucson’s streets are adorned with murals from local artists, each telling its own story.
These five murals by local artists are a few great examples of this creativity and colorfulness.
In a city blooming with public art, the art pieces tucked away in the middle of Tucson roundabouts may not be the most eye-catching of public installation art. However, these delightful installations sprinkled around the Tucson remind us that there is natural beauty and creativity to be found in city streets.
Joshua Abrams, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona and an admirer of the roundabout art said that he liked that, “It reminds you that you’re in this creative town”.
He went on to explain that he appreciated that the art pieces served as a reminder of the vibrant local culture and desert.
Abrams said that his favorite roundabout piece is the sculpture of the man with his guitar that can be found in the roundabout on North Vine Avenue and East Water Street.
“Personally, I like sitting out in Tucson in the nice afternoon summer sun and playing my guitar, and it [the roundabout] provides that culture for other people,” Abrams said.
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The University of Arizona women’s soccer team won against UTEP 2-0 Sunday, Feb. 7 at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium. (Photos by Caitlin Claypool)