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Arts & Life

Tucson Zine Fest returns with 2021 summer exhibition

The Tucson Zine Fest kicked off its virtual summer exhibition on Sunday, May 9, after the event was canceled last year because of the pandemic. With over 30 artists participating in the event, there was enough artwork and entertainment to keep patrons scrolling for a while.  Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (5/18)
378 3 0.8%
Total (8/4)
270,694 4,359 1.6%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated May 18, 2021

Online students want to feel a part of main campus too

Before all education was moved from in person to online, a community of online students at the University of Arizona existed prior to the pandemic. Students who attended classes in person but were moved online are not classified as online students. This confusion has led to the online community feeling detached from the school, with many opportunities to connect feeling out of reach.  Read more

UA faculty and students reflect on TikTok's headscarf trend

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brighter and longer, the practical and timeless headscarf has already caught people’s attention going into the summer as seen in the viral TikTok trend, where users recorded themselves driving to Mike Posner’s “Please Don’t Go.”  Read more

A year late, 'A Quiet Place II' is more relevant than ever

In March 2020, actor and director John Krasinski spoke with reporters from the Daily Wildcat and several other college newspapers about his upcoming film "A Quiet Place II." Originally set to premier on March 20 of last year, the film was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is finally set to premiere this Thursday, May 28. After the past year, the film’s story may be more relevant than ever before. Read more

Tucson Zine Fest returns with 2021 summer exhibition

The Tucson Zine Fest kicked off its virtual summer exhibition on Sunday, May 9, after the event was canceled last year because of the pandemic. With over 30 artists participating in the event, there was enough artwork and entertainment to keep patrons scrolling for a while.  Read more

UA nursing student hits 1 million followers on TikTok with "OnlyPans," her comedic cooking videos

Back in March of 2020, when the news of a pandemic hit the world, University of Arizona Wildcat Susi Vidal found herself stuck at home with her family. Like many college students, she started watching videos on the popular social media platform TikTok. Watching others' TikToks made Vidal want to try making her own content on the platform. While it started as a way to have fun, Vidal has hit 1 million followers within the span of a year.  Read more

Stories of Resource Insecurity: How Dillon Hlohinec reconciles his past by helping others plan for their futures

This set of audio stories looks at the different lenses of resource insecurity. Through looking at resource centers, talking with community members, students and experts we have found many solutions, conversations and topics to look at when understanding how resource insecurity looks in the University of Arizona community.  In this episode, we sit down with Dillon Hlohinec, a University of Arizona sophomore, to talk about his struggles with food and even housing insecurity. Dillon’s past has motivated him to become a mentor for his fellow students and an advocate for resource accessibility across campus. Read more

Lights, camera, action: The Loft Cinema reopens to the public

After being closed for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Loft Cinema reopened its doors to the city of Tucson on Friday, May 7. With more Americans vaccinated and positive COVID-19 tests going down, the leaders of The Loft Cinema made the decision they could reopen. Program director Jeff Yanc explained how the reopening process took a lot of patience.  Read more