Tucson is known for many things, whether that be scorching temperatures or the University of Arizona campus life. Yet, what many may not consider is the city's food scene. From Sonoran hot dogs to street food to ingredients abundant and local to the land, Tucson is amongst one of two recognized U.S. cities of gastronomy.
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Over the past year, Zoom has become the norm for almost everyone. From classes to celebrations, clicking “join Zoom” on our computers to participate in major events has become habit. For the class of 2020, this was the case for their graduation ceremony. Students across the United States virtually congratulated one another through their computer screens as their time in college came to an end. The class of 2021 has undergone similar struggles throughout the semester, but they'll have more options for their graduation this May.
For the past year, governors across the United States were urged to implement COVID-19 restrictions. Here in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey implemented some, until recently. In the past couple weeks, as the rollout of vaccines increased to over 3.5 million doses administered, Ducey lifted many of these restrictions.
In the summer of 2020, Blax Friday was created on the premise of highlighting Black-owned businesses across Tucson. The original business plan was to introduce a new Black-owned business every Friday, but this quickly grew into something much bigger. Within the first month, the platform erupted and switched from once-a-week updates to full-on partnerships across the Tucson area. Now, almost a year later, the Blax Friday team continues working to uplift the Black community in Arizona and educate the Tucson community as a whole.
Located in the heart of downtown Tucson is Senae Thai Bistro, an award-winning and popular restaurant notable for its creative and authentic take on Thai cuisine.
The University of Arizona is currently in Phase 2 of reentry, meaning in-person and flex-in-person courses with 50 or fewer students can be held on campus. In an email, President Dr. Robert C. Robbins stated “We are being very cautious about the total number of people on campus (students, staff and faculty) and encourage employees who can work remotely and offsite to do so as we continue to monitor the conditions.”
With their shared interests of music and art, University of Arizona alumni Sanaan Mohamed, Nathanie Ngu and Zach Cohan were destined to meet eventually. In 2018, they did — and now, two and a half years later, the trio has released their debut EP under the name SZN.
With its rugged desert landscapes and plethora of wildlife, the natural environment surrounding Tucson is undoubtedly remarkable. Stepping back from the familiarity of Old Main and University Boulevard reveals what Tucson has to offer and how community members and students can experience its nature for themselves.
The COVID-19 vaccine is here in the United States, and now, more than ever, there are myriad questions, thoughts and concerns related to it and its distribution.
The fall 2020 semester at the University of Arizona was vastly different than those in the past. With classes being predominantly virtual and many events having been held remotely, student experiences across campus varied in many ways. The same variety can be said for the upcoming winter recess.
A look into the University of Arizona branch of the National Native American Law Students Association
The University of Arizona is home to many Native American individuals, yet how familiar is the student body with the numerous associations, clubs and groups headed by Native students and faculty? One of these associations is the Arizona branch of the National Native American Law Students Association, whose president is a UA law student.
In recent weeks, the United States has been consumed by the 2020 presidential election. Current President Donald Trump and President-Elect Joe Biden each took to all forms of media, urging eligible citizens to get out and vote to take part in this landmark election.
Located just 12 minutes south of the University of Arizona campus is an oasis known as Mission Garden. At the foot of Sentinel Peak, this cultural site serves the community around it by cherishing and highlighting the natural environment, local traditions and historic landscape.