artsandamp;life

OPINION: Do not ever buy a textbook

As you begin to register for classes for next semester, I am sure the cost of tuition and textbooks are on your mind. Textbooks are expensive. If you are tired of trekking down to the basement of the University of Arizona Bookstore to spend a couple of hundred dollars every semester, here are some tips for you: Read more

OPINION: Smartphones, it's how you use them

Going offline from social media is a common recommendation for any young person who’s struggling with a range of issues, from procrastination to self-love. Recently, I read an article by the MIT Technology Review titled “Teens are all obsessed with social media? Not so much.” The article consists of interviews with students who don’t use social media or, in some cases, the internet at all.  Read more

The Chicago Music Store, serving the community for 101 years

A historic building in Downtown Tucson — whose empty windows span nearly a block of empty storefronts — still boldly prenets its bright yellow lettering to Congress street. This vacant space held the oldest music store in the city. However, just around the corner the Chicago Music Store’s downtown location now lies in a much smaller storefront. The Chicago Music Store is a local staple that, according to its website, has been around since 1919, celebrating 101 years of existence. Read more

Ellervator Pitch inspires business students

At the University of Arizona, the phrase "elevator pitch" has a double meaning. Ellervator Pitch is a music business club here at the UA that "bridges the gap between Eller and the music industry," according to the club's Facebook page. Read more

Waltz into something new with Wildcat Dancesport

Wildcat Dancesport has been waltzing around as the official ballroom dance club at the University of Arizona for over 20 years and serves as one of the university's most unique way of making friends, according to club president Brenna Hall. The club held its most recent showcase on Feb. 1, where dancers got the chance to show off their skills to everyone in attendance and hoped to gain some more attention from students who may want to join. “Ballroom is inherently a social dance; you have to dance with other people,” Hall said. “You get a chance to meet a lot of different, fun people who are all interested in the same thing.”  Read more

Arizona Online continues to climb in US News Rankings

Arizona Online has made an 18-rank increase from last year and tied at number 11 out of 353 programs in the 2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings, according to a U.S. News & World report released on January 14. The online program has increased a total of 70 spots since the university’s appearance on the report in 2017.  Read more

UA College of Medicine holds ceremony for Primary Care Physician Scholarship

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson held its inaugural ceremony for the Primary Care Physician Scholarship on Friday, Jan. 31. The scholarship aims to address the shortage of primary care physicians in the state of Arizona. The primary care physician (PCP) shortage extends to all 15 of Arizona's counties. Currently, there are about 600 PCPs statewide, but nearly 2,000 are estimated to be needed ten years from now in 2030, according to projections by the Robert Graham Center. Read more