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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/17)
1,335 23 1.7%
Total (8/2)
22,564 434 1.9%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
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Updated September 18, 2021

Blax Friday: A look into the directory for local Black-owned businesses

In the summer of 2020, Blax Friday was created on the premise of highlighting black owned businesses across Tucson, Ariz. 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 educate and uplift the Black community in Arizona.   Read more

'Locals Only' art show skates onto Fourth Avenue

Stepping off the sidewalk into &gallery on Fourth Avenue, my ears filled with softly-playing punk music. I had stepped in to see the &gallery’s show of the month called “Locals Only Skate Deck art show,” which invited local Tucson artists to express themselves on the unconventional canvas of the skateboard deck.  Read more

Reading day daytrips

Rather than taking a flight to Mexico or a road trip to California for a week, students can spend the day off, possibly relaxing or adventuring in the college town of Tucson. There are stunning locations on the outskirts of the city where one can spend time in nature and enjoy the sunny weather.  Read more

A conversation with 'The Simpsons' producer Rick Polizzi

For many college students, "The Simpsons" was a staple cartoon. With the first "The Simpsons" shorts airing in 1987, the show has been alive longer than many University of Arizona students. On Feb. 15, students in UA School of Anthropology professor David Soren’s Art History of the Cinema class were given the opportunity to attend an exclusive online lecture with Rick Polizzi, a former producer of "The Simpsons."  Read more

Vaishalini: An R&B star in the making

If you listen to some early works of successful artists such as Billie Eilish or Stevie Wonder, despite it perhaps being much different from their later works, you can still recognize why they gained such huge success in the first place. It is that star power, a glow that radiates from them and never fades. One can recognize this same star power when meeting with Vaishalini Sitaraman, also known as her stage name, Vaishalini.  Read more