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'Locals Only' art show skates onto Fourth Avenue

Stepping off the sidewalk into &gallery on Fourth Avenue, my ears filled with softly-playing punk music. I had stepped in to see the &gallery’s show of the month called “Locals Only Skate Deck art show,” which invited local Tucson artists to express themselves on the unconventional canvas of the skateboard deck.  Read more

Tucson Zine Fest opens submissions for their summer exhibitions

The Tucson Zine Fest is currently taking artist submissions now until March 31 for its virtual event this summer.   The 100% virtual event will be held on May 9, 2021, after the event was postponed in 2020. The focus is on Southwest artists, who can apply to be an exhibitor to feature self-published zines, independent comic books or other paper art objects.   Read more

The naturally unique and beautiful side to Tucson

With its rugged desert landscapes and a plethora of wildlife, the natural environment surrounding Tucson is undoubtedly remarkable. Stepping back from the familiarity of Old Main and University Boulevard reveals what Tucson has to offer and how community members and students can experience its nature for themselves.  Read more

OPINION: A discussion about treatment of celebrities after allegations of abuse

This story was first assigned as a news piece on Drake Bell’s upcoming March 13 drive-in concert. My first reaction, as someone who loves music, was to focus on his newfound rebrand as “Drake Campana,” releasing music in Spanish and gaining popularity in Mexico. After talking with my editors, we did a short Google search that changed the direction of the story; Bell had been accused in the fall of 2020 by an ex-girlfriend, Melissa Lingafelt, of alleged physical and emotional abuse.  Read more

COMIC: Birdseed

 Artist John Konrad's first episode of the comic series "Birdseed" about anthropomorphic birds going to college.  Read more

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