artsandamp;life

Get to know the ASUA president candidates

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona held its primary elections last week and two of the three presidential candidates move further in the process. Rocque Perez and Tara Singleton are both juniors running for the position of ASUA president. The Daily Wildcat got to know both of them and their platforms better.  Read more

How dual-language picture books preserve and diversify culture

On Saturday, February 15, the University of Arizona College of Education opened its doors for educators to explore the intricacies of dual-language picture books. Worlds of Words, a center of global literacies and literature, presented “Dual-Languages Picture Books in Multilingual Classrooms,” a workshop led by New Zealand Fulbright scholar Nicola Daly. Read more

Arizona softball welcomes Team USA to Tucson

As the USA Softball Women’s National Team prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, they will be making a stop on their “Stand Beside Her” tour in Tucson on Tuesday to face off against the Arizona Wildcats. Read more

Local business owner accentuates southwestern culture in gift shop

On Ninth Street, just around the corner from Fourth Avenue, Latin music will lead you through the alley gate and into a large white building known as Chulas. Chulas opened in December 2019 and is owned by Tucson native Marisol Flores-Aguirre. It is a curated gift shop, meaning that everything in the shop is hand-picked by Flores-Aguirre.  Flores-Aguirre said she was inspired by her appreciation of Mexican culture and her love for Tucson and that although Tucson has a great business scene, she felt that there was something missing.  Read more

Artists showcase their unique visions at the "On Our Own Time" art exhibit

Artists from vastly different backgrounds showcased their unique and individual visions of the art for the finale of the 10th annual “On Our Own Time” art exhibit, which ran Feb. 3- 15. University of Arizona employees and their immediate gathered at Biosciences Research Lab lobby to celebrate the last night of the exhibit.  The show, which is funded by the National Arts Program, offered the participants the opportunity to compete for cash prizes and other awards. Artists were judged and awarded prizes based on their artist categories such as amateur, intermediate, professional, youth or teen. Read more

Wildcats pitching staff ready for fresh start

“I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who knows more about pitching than him.” Those were the words that came out of sophomore pitcher Quinn Flanagan’s mouth at the UA baseball team’s media day last Tuesday when asked how it has been working with new pitching coach Nate Yeskie. Read more

Medicare for who, me?

The year of perfect vision, balance and, most importantly, the presidential elections is here: 2020. Every four years, American citizens must make an informed decision that will affect the next four, possibly eight, years of their lives. This year, certain policies are bound to catch the eyes of certain people for a lot of different reasons. Medicare for All, for example, is a bill that has been brought up by different presidential candidates, including current senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But what exactly is it and what does it entail? Read more

First Friday Shorts gives chance to student filmmakers

Along with its monthly Rocky Horror Picture Show series and cult classics screenings, First Friday Shorts are a favorite among both filmmakers and film-lovers. Regarded as “the most fun you can have in Tucson with your clothes on" by the event goers, the event is a competitive, interactive event ruled by two entities: the audience and a gong.  Read more