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Arts & Life

Arizona is opening back up. Here's how UA students are reacting

Across Arizona, bars and restaurants do not have to require guests to wear masks and, with that, crowds are becoming more frequent. As quickly as social gatherings are resuming, vaccines are becoming more accessible. Sitting down with several University of Arizona students, some fully vaccinated and others only on their first dose, revealed how news of these updates is being taken.   Read more

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (4/11)
350 1 0.3%
Total (8/4)
246,837 4,259 1.7%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated April 12, 2021

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

Students with learning disabilities face foreign terrain in the move to online learning

I have spent the entirety of my academic journey figuring out how to overcome my learning disabilities. My ADHD and dyslexia have made many aspects of our education system extremely difficult, and I have had to work hard to adapt to the expectations and structure of American education. But with the pandemic pushing University of Arizona classes online, I have lost much of the usual structure necessary for my educational success and been left scrambling to adjust to a brand new mode of learning.   Read more

B'Fit encourages members to stay active through virtual and in-person exercise

Black Girls’ Fitness Club (B’Fit) is a group at the University of Arizona that focuses on staying active. The group started in the spring of 2019 and since the pandemic started, they’ve stayed in touch via Zoom and social media.  According to the official B’Fit website, B'Fit "promotes health, wellness, and camaraderie amongst Black women on campus by creating a comfortable space in which Black women can share knowledge and pursue their fitness goals together.” 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

UA alumni form popular music trio SZN and release EP

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. Read more

Tucson food trucks overcome challenges during the pandemic

Last year marked a new beginning for up-and-coming business owners in the food industry. The pandemic has caused many food services to shut down along with all the grief and setbacks. A few new mobile food services like these three Tucson food truck businesses were finding ways to work in the food industry despite the difficulties.  Read more

ART IS ACTIVISM: Documenting history with local artist Robbie Lee Harris

The decay of a work’s relevancy is a common fear amongst modern-day creatives. After all, it’s the buzz that fuels longevity, at least in the popular sense. Our third and final artist of the mini-series, however, hopes that his work is left as a blip in our socio-political timeline. Robbie Lee Harris said  that his “[U]ltimate goal is that we get to a place where my mural doesn’t make sense.”   Read more