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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

UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/17)
1,335 23 1.7%
Total (8/2)
22,564 434 1.9%
Includes tests since August 2, 2021
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 18, 2021

Hotel Congress hosts Dillinger Days event

Dillinger Days weekend has arrived. For two days, Hotel Congress transports itself back in time to mark the Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Police Department’s capture of John Dillinger, a gangster and thief in the 1930s. Read more

Student Union to hold contest for rooftop garden design

Starting next year, the food you’re eating in the Student Union Memorial Center might be coming from right above your head. The Arizona Student Unions are working with the Office of Student Engagement and the Graduate and Professional Student Council to make the idea of a rooftop garden into a reality. Read more

Nogales creates food oasis in the desert

Down Morley Avenue, one side of the street is lined with storefronts selling girls’ party clothes and bright plastic toys. On the other side, tents and tables occupy what’s usually a vacant parking lot. Read more

Mermaid Odette splashes into business

Tucson isn’t known for its abundance of sea creatures, let alone water. But, somehow, in the middle of the Old Pueblo, some locals swear they saw a mermaid with long blonde hair and seashell jewelry. She was so real, some of them had even touched her tail. Read more

Treat yourself to college freebies

There’s plenty of perks in being a student. While in college, young people get to experience new things, find what their passions are, make friends and earn that important piece of paper: a diploma. Finding the money to attend college is not always easy for many students. At UA, the cost of tuition for 2016-2017 incoming students with full-time enrollment is $11,800 for in-state residents and $35,000 for out-of-state students. That is not including books, living arrangements and highly necessary caffeinated beverages. Read more

Restaurants on Fourth Avenue talk about what makes a meal memorable

The perfect dining experience can be hard to find. Between the food, the service and the atmosphere of the restaurant, a multitude of aspects have to come together to make a restaurant experience stand out. Several UA community members weighed in on what exactly makes a trip to a restaurant memorable and worth repeating. Staff members from several restaurants on Fourth Avenue also shared what they think makes their respective restaurants an experience for customers. Read more