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Arts & Life

Aquaponics grows in Tucson with EcoGro

EcoGro is an aquaponics supply store and exotic plant nursery located at 657 W. Saint Mary’s Road. The store’s owner, Brendan Woltman, opened shop in April 2012 after quitting his accounting job in Flagstaff and moving to Tucson. Since then, he has provided a farming alternative to the community. Read more

Constant Con keeps Comic-Con spirit alive all year

Although not everyone may realize it, Tucson has a lot of creative talent. For example, if you happen to take to take a stroll down Sixth Avenue downtown, you might come across Constant Con, the place where it’s Comic-Con year-round, a prime example of the artistic creativity that makes Tucson tick. Read more

Ease into Spring Break by checking out what’s new on Netflix in March

As the weather outside finally starts to warm up and the month of March slowly begins to settle in, us college students can finally look toward the future and realize that spring break is almost here. Some of us may have terrifically exciting plans for this much needed week-long break from school, but for those who don’t, that’s OK too. Read more

Travel the world at UA's 2017 Peace Corps Fair

The Peace Corps is bringing the world to the Student Union Memorial Center North Ballroom this Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. for the 2017 Peace Corps Fair. According to their mission statement, the Peace Corps endeavor to accomplish three goals in order to promote world peace and friendship and with this fair, they are working towards the third: “to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.” Read more

Rodeo offers fans an exciting final giddy up

With clear blue skies, warm sunshine and a steady temperature of about 67 degrees, La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros, more commonly known as the Tucson Rodeo, started off this Saturday with a more successful start than last weekend when only die-heart rodeo fans were brave enough to stick it out through the rain. Read more

Peace fair connects community and justice

Tucson’s 35th Annual Peace Fair and Music Festival took place at Armory Park on Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Peace Fair and Music Festival is one of Arizona’s largest gatherings of peace, justice and environmental groups. The groups present ranged from Planned Parenthood to Showing Up for Racial Justice. The event had live music, food tents, children’s activities such as face painting, and other sorts of entertainment throughout the park. Many individuals sold items, such as T-shirts, rocks, gems and even posters and signs that helped support the various ideas of peace and justice for all.  Read more

Explore these three museums on campus

College isn’t just for classes anymore. If you’re ready to weave your way through the coffee-clutching college students, you can find some really exciting and unique places on the University of Arizona campus. Scattered from the west end of campus to the east are different types of museums, from a planetarium to a state history museum. For a small admission fee, or sometimes for free, visitors can see one-of-a-kind artifacts or learn more about the history of photography, the state of Arizona or even the solar system. Read more

Center for English as a Second Language celebrates diverse UA culture

The University of Arizona is made up of many different cultures, represented in its international students. Students from other countries not only have to learn a new language, they must also adjust to a whole new culture. One department where different languages and practices can be seen regularly is the Center for English as a Second Language. Sometimes learning English as a second language can be difficult, and at times it can be deterring. Read more

Professional photographer talks life on the job

Sean Parker is a professional photographer in Tucson who specializes in astrophotography, time-lapse photos and landscape photography. When he’s not taking the landscape images he’s famous for, he’s teaching photography to individuals interested in learning more about the art. Read more