Arts & Life

Get to know the man who plays John Dillinger in Dillinger Days

Dillinger Days, an annual event that marks the capture of John Dillinger in Tucson, hits Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson this weekend. Jonathan Mincks, also known as Johnny Hotshot, Mad Mincks and a list of other names, will be starring in the event’s re-enactments as Dillinger, a role he has played for 23 years. He sat down with the Daily Wildcat and discussed his career and what has helped him make it this far. Read more

Student musicians tour Southwest with Musicians on Tour program

Students of the Fred Fox School of Music are taking their skills outside the practice rooms and performing across the Southwest as part of the UA Musicians on Tour program. From local Tucson schools all the way to Mexico, student musicians are traveling to perform for eager and encouraging audiences. Read more

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