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ASUA Notebook 2/26/19: Senators meet to revisit old business

 The Associated Students of the University of Arizona, the university’s undergraduate student governing body, met on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to revisit old business, including many of the proposals made last week, with updates on the appropriations budget/committee and movement with the mental health committee. Read more

Data shows high levels of species extinction

Cristian Román-Palacios and John Wiens, who work in the University of Arizona Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, conducted research that led to the discovery that 44% of the species they were analyzing had gone extinct in certain sites.   Read more

Police Beat 3/4/20: Setting fire to the world

Couch Candle Let’s admit it, we all have a little bit of pyromaniac in us. Lighting little things on fire every once in a while can be a weird little guilty pleasure. Most of us know pretty well, on the other hand, that lighting furniture on fire probably is a very bad idea, especially if you decide to do it with a firecracker.  Read more

The ins and outs of ASUA

If you’ve ever expressed your school spirit at ZonaZoo, used SafeRide to get home at night, hung out with friends at Spring Fling or gotten involved with any club or organization on campus, chances are you’ve heard of ASUA. Most recently, you may read some of the Daily Wildcat’s coverage of the ASUA primary that concluded on February 19. But what is ASUA? Who is involved and how does the election process work? Read more

Police Beat 2/26/20: Kicking and Screaming

Grand Theft … License Plate? Getting things stolen from your car will most likely happen to all of us once in our lifetimes. It’s already happened to me twice — cars are an easy target. Stealing wallets, purses, stereos, electronics, etc. is expected when we think of larceny from a vehicle. One University of Arizona student probably didn’t ever think he’d have to make this report though. Read more

UA student lands Brooke Owens fellowship and prestigious internship

Brooke Owens Fellow Lindsey Koelbel, an aerospace engineering major at the University of Arizona, expects to intern at HawkEye 360 this coming summer.  Koelbel decided to come to the UA because of the College of Engineering, which offers an aerospace-specific degree. Originally planning to leave the state, Koelbel said she feels extremely fortunate with her decision to go to the UA because of its affordability, resources and opportunities. Koelbel says her interest in the STEM field started at a young age with a “knack” for puzzles and problem-solving. Read more

College of Humanities adds emphasis in video game studies

The University of Arizona is joining over 400 other United States colleges and universities by offering an emphasis in game studies for a Bachelor of Arts in applied humanities by the Department of Public and Applied Humanities starting in fall 2020, according to a UA press release.  The new emphasis in the applied humanities major will focus on the cultural, industrial and artistic importance of video games throughout the years and offer a variety of classes related to video game history and development. Read more

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