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Arts & Life

The past century of race, riot and protest in the United States: A brief timeline

One hundred years before the Black Lives Matter movement, diverse communities across the U.S. stood up in solidarity against social injustice like police brutality. Black Americans battled police brutality through the power of protests, riots and social uprisings.  According to Tyina Steptoe, a University of Arizona Department of History associate professor who specializes in race, gender and culture at the UA, the language used to describe these events can indicate biases. Read more

Outstanding senior Savarese accepted into teaching assistant position for her musical passion

The Fred Fox School of Music 2020 outstanding senior was chosen not just for her talent, for for her passion, said assistant professor of music Theodore Buchholz. Maria Savarese, hailing from Gilbert, Arizona, is graduating in the coming days with a Bachelors of Music degree in cello performance (with a high-brow GPA of 3.93), under the guidance of Buchholz, but cello is just her base instrument. Savarese plays about 10 different kinds of instruments, but has played cello for 13 years. Read more

Students share thoughts on commencement amidst pandemic

The University of Arizona's graduation ceremony was canceled on March 20 after President C. Robbins shut down campus events in wake of COVID-19. One of the most memorable moments for a college student was taken away, so how are seniors feeling? How are they dealing with the situation? Read more

UA undergraduate research symposium goes virtual

From April 15-24, the School of Theatre, Film and Television reinvented its 8th Undergraduate Research Symposium in a new online format. This year the live, conference-style event that showcases research papers by Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Fine Arts students went virtual. Read more

Students spark Club Penguin resurgence during COVID-19

In the era of online classrooms and shelter at home orders, University of Arizona students are having to adjust to having nearly no in-person interaction with their friends and peers. For one group of Wildcats, the best way they’ve found to spend time together has been playing together in the online multiplayer world of Club Penguin.  Read more

Tucson restaurants feed the community through tough times

Arizona is approaching three weeks of stay at home orders, implemented by Governor Doug Ducey on March 31. Though the orders given by Ducey and Tucson Mayor Regina Romero three weeks ago certainly projected trouble for "non-essential businesses," and some local restaurants have shifted to focus on giving back to the community in these troubling times. Read more

The Legend of Georgia McBride goes online

"The Legend of Georgia McBride" made its debut in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art on March 13 and was set to run until March 28. Due to COVID-19, the Arizona Theatre Company closed after opening night and chose to reschedule for the 2021-22 season. Read more