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Arts & Life

Staying safe at night: A short guide

 Late nights can turn into early mornings, and students may be less observant and careful as they make their way to and from events. Night safety can be crucial on a college campus and many resources are provided to create a safe time out.  The University of Arizona campus offers many resources to keep you safe, but there are also some simple steps you can take to increase your safety at night. Read more

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Q&A: Minoru Yanagihashi on the WWII Japanese American experience

History is closer to the present day than some may believe. For Minoru Yanagihashi, former professor from the University of Arizona Department of East Asian Studies and author of “The Japanese American Experience: Change and Continuity,” the history of Japanese American internment seemed like only yesterday. The Daily Wildcat interviewed Yanagihashi to learn more about his book, which is set to be released in spring 2020, and his expertise in Tucson’s Japanese American history. Read more

Black community at UA opens doors to students far from home

The black community of the University of Arizona came together last week to bring a little more light and a little more food to students for Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday, Nov. 22, the African American Community Council, or AACC, held a potluck in partnership with Team Keeping the Culture Alive, offering students the opportunity to get to know their community. Read more

Borrow a dog for a day with PACC’s Pawjama Party

What do you get when you cross a library with an animal shelter? Pima Animal Care Center’s Daytrip and Pawjama Party Program.  PACC is offering anyone with a soft spot for furry friends the opportunity to spend an afternoon, evening or even a few days with a shelter dog of their choice.  Clients check out a dog much like a book at a library using a binder of potential dogs that are good candidates. The profiles of various shelter dogs can help potential clients find one that suits their lifestyle or ability, such as being well-behaved on a leash or good with kids.  Read more

Alternative activities for Thanksgiving day

With Christmas just around the corner, Thanksgiving is here to remind us of the importance of the family. The University of Arizona has a strong gathering community that invites students to be part of activities. In an attempt to reunite students and make them feel at home, UA departments, councils and associations have organized various events this Thanksgiving season. Read more

Around the Corner: Wings and Rice, 13 years of flavor

Named a UNESCO City of Gastronomy in 2015, Tucson is nationally recognized as the place to go for the country’s most diverse cuisine. With so many food options in one city, it’s difficult to think that anybody could try everything at one restaurant — but Wings & Rice comes pretty close. At first glance, one may be surprised by the diversity of options on the Wings & Rice menu. From Philly cheesesteak sandwiches to hibachi fried rice, this restaurant offers “a bit of everything,” as stated on the restaurant’s website. Opened just around the corner in 2006 at the crossroads of Pima Street and Craycroft Road, restaurant owners Ken Kang and his wife, Lona Kang, wanted their restaurant to stand out. Read more

Local band, Others, releases experimental album

Others, the Tucson-based band comprised of Daniel Martin Diaz and Lesli Wood, released its new album, “Geist,” on Nov. 8 with no restraint when it comes to artistic vision. The songs on “Geist” have no clear verses, choruses or even lyrics. Rooted in classical music with a kraut-rock type of sound, the sound speaks and breathes for itself. “The music was guiding us, as opposed to us guiding the music,” Diaz said. Read more

Kelly, Giffords ride El Tour for Friends of Aphasia

Retired NASA astronaut and Navy veteran Mark Kelly is not just racing for a seat in the U.S. Senate next year — he is also racing in this year’s El Tour de Tucson. Kelly will be racing again in this year’s 25-mile ride alongside his wife and former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The pair will be riding for the non-profit Friends of Aphasia, an organization that Giffords co-founded with Suzy Gershman and Gifford’s speech therapist, Fabi Hirsch Kruse, for individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or stroke. Read more

The perfect dance illusion

Imagine being on stage with dancers during a performance, experiencing the artform up close and personal. Mixing optical science and dance, University of Arizona graduate student Gregory Taylor has created a project that is the first of its kind to grace the UA dance stage: a virtual reality ballet piece. Read more

Q&A: Musician Kalidas on his new EP

Kalidas is a contemporary recording artist with six new songs recently released on his EP called Don’t Vote 4 Trump and other love songs. The Daily Wildcat talked with Kalidas about his EP released on Nov. 15. Kalidas gives The Daily Wildcat a glimpse behind his music as well as the music industry as a whole. Read more

After oboe recital, senior aims for music accessibility

After four years of discipline and dedication, University of Arizona senior Maya Griswold is on her way to completing her undergraduate in music and is looking towards the future. Following her final senior recital, Griswold sees herself making a difference in children’s lives through music — particularly through the oboe. Read more

Documentary follows stories of the undocumented

Dilan Pedraza, a middle school teacher in California, came to the United States when he was two months old. Pedraza hadn’t seen his father in 14 years. James and John Sena, 22-year-old twins, dreamed of being in the U.S. military, but their DACA status and changes to a military program stood in the way of them serving their country.  Rossy was completing graduate school at the University of Houston with a PhD in linguistics, but she wasn’t allowed to share her special moment with her mom.  Each of these stories are explored in the film, “Waking Dream.” DocScapes film series will be showing “Waking Dream” at the University of Arizona Gallagher Theater on Nov. 20, making it the film’s first time premiering in Arizona.  Read more

English and creative writing majors finding jobs at event

English and creative writing majors have long been posed the terrifying question of “What are you going to do with that major?” In response, the University of Arizona invited English and creative writing majors to attend the Professions for the Poetic event, where alumni and professors could help answer that dreaded question. The event was held at the Student Union's Kachina Lounge on Nov. 14. Read more