Our one and only graduating senior in spring 2021 here at the Opinions desk reflects on what she's learned through the pandemic. Read more
By Payton Toomey | 05/12/2021 7:09pm
Hope is high that, with the introduction of in-person commencement ceremonies, the University of Arizona campus can hit a wonderful post-pandemic normal by the fall.
By Amit Syal | 05/04/2021 2:05am
As the U.S. continues to vaccinate its population at extremely efficient rates, cases around the globe are surging, mostly driven by India and South America. India, a country with a population of nearly 1.4 billion, is seeing daily case counts higher than any other country at any point in the pandemic.
Taking classes during the pandemic has not been easy, but we have gotten through it. For the year in review edition of the Daily Wildcat, the enterprise desk presents eight stories out of the many lived this year that show the variety of experiences people had in online and COVID-19 precautioned classes. In our print edition there are four out of eight stories — with the rest posted online — from a student and a professor each in four University of Arizona colleges/schools: the College of Nursing, the School of Dance and the School of Theatre, Film and Television from the College of Fine Arts and the James E. Rogers College of Law.
By Jordan White | 04/28/2021 12:49pm
The Daily Wildcat recently spoke with former University of Arizona wide receiver Cedric Peterson via Zoom in an interview.
By Amit Syal | 05/11/2021 12:39am
On Jan. 21, 2020, the U.S. reported its first case of the coronavirus in the state of Washington — a man in his 30s became infected. In the past 15 months, the world has gained an immense amount of knowledge about the coronavirus. Let's take a look at the major developments since then.
By Amit Syal | 04/24/2021 5:51pm
On Tuesday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement calling for a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) coronavirus vaccine. The call came after the two agencies reviewed data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals who received the vaccine.
In this new mini-series from the enterprise desk, people who worked on campus throughout the pandemic share their experiences. This episode, hosts Vic Verbalaitis and Grant Hoover talked with Kennedy Bell, a cashier at the UA Bookstore.
By Andres Diaz | 04/06/2021 11:10am
Over the past week, coronavirus cases have increased dramatically, and the World Health Organization has announced that new deaths from coronavirus have risen by 5%. Healthcare workers are experiencing the brunt of this surge and are facing mounting mental health challenges as a result.
By Payton Toomey | 04/05/2021 2:04pm
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey thinks it's time for Arizona to return to normal, with no pandemic restrictions to speak of. Scientists and reasonable people alike think that this is premature and dangerous.
By Abbie Kosoc | 04/07/2021 2:17pm
The Center for Creative Photography is temporarily closed to the public through the spring semester. Although, their extravagant Finding Meaning exhibit and other collections remain open for online viewing. The curators of the CCP hope that the works can offer a space for community and collective reflection as the pandemic continues.
By Amit Syal | 04/05/2021 2:06pm
On Wednesday morning, Pfizer reported that its coronavirus vaccine, which has been authorized for Americans who are 16 years and older, is 100% effective in children ages 12 to 15. This encouraging news comes as experts warn of another resurgence of coronavirus cases, mostly driven by the younger population.
By Amit Syal | 04/02/2021 10:42am
A new study out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides strong evidence that the mRNA coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna are highly effective at preventing infection — and not only severe disease — by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in real-world conditions.
By Amit Syal | 03/28/2021 10:03am
Oftentimes, change can be good. Other times, change can be another hurdle to getting back to the sense of "normalcy" we felt before the pandemic.
By Amit Syal | 03/23/2021 2:46pm
On Wednesday, March 24, Arizona will open its vaccine eligibility to residents who are 16 years of age and older. The previous change to this policy came a few weeks back when Gov. Doug Ducey expanded eligibility to those 55 years of age and older.
By Madison Beveridge | 03/23/2021 4:35pm
Located in the heart of downtown Tucson is Senae Thai Bistro, an award-winning and popular restaurant notable for its creative and authentic take on Thai cuisine.
Disability rights advocates call for Ducey to prioritize people with disabilities in vaccine distribution
By Udbhav Venkataraman | 03/16/2021 4:56pm
On Friday, Feb. 26, the Arizona Center for Disability Law along with various other disability rights advocacy organizations and members of the disability community sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey requesting a meeting to engage with disability rights organizations to discuss vaccine access to members of the Arizona Long Term Care System and their caregivers regardless of age and setting.
By Amit Syal | 03/19/2021 10:23am
On Monday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To date, there have been three vaccines that have received an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with the most recent being the one produced by Johnson and Johnson.
By Amit Syal | 03/05/2021 2:36pm
Earlier this week, the Arizona Department of Health Services announced that it will be changing its distribution model from numbered phases and switch to a hybrid age-based distribution model. This news comes as national experts warn about people across the country letting their guard down too soon.
By Briana Aguilar | 03/03/2021 7:09am
Arizona alone has had over 818,000 COVID-19 cases and upwards of 16,000 deaths. With around 1,000 COVID-19 cases being reported daily recently, some students may be eager to get vaccinated. The good news is that there are three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccines. Unfortunately, the general population of college students has yet to receive them.