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Local bookstores remain undefeated

It's walking through an aisle filled with books that bring back memories from an easier time. I grew up reading because my mom said so. There was no grand prize for learning to read, no one goal to achieve. In fact, many of the prizes were a finished book with fun sequences to play out in my head. Read more

OPINION: When the first week gets real, follow these tips

Campus is big and with tours you have someone telling you where to go. That is not the game when it comes to the first day of classes, when the sidewalks are filled with students, and time is counting down for your next class to start. I don’t mean to scare you, but things get real come the first week of school.  Read more

Welcome from President Robbins

Welcome back, Wildcats! I hope you all have had a restful and productive summer and are ready to come back to campus and Bear Down in the classroom, in the lab and on the field. I am looking forward to beginning my second year as your president.  Read more

EDITORIAL: From student journalists: We are not the enemy of the people

 As student journalists, we pursue this field because we understand the importance of truth and truly believe that journalism has the power to change the world. Despite the low pay, ever-shrinking size of newsrooms and decrease in nationwide public trust, we still strive to become accountable, accurate and fair reporters.    Read more

We are The Daily Wildcat - and you are too

If you’re reading this, you’re interested enough in student-run journalism to pick up a copy of our Campus Guide, or check us out online. For that, we here at The Daily Wildcat are extremely appreciative. Read more

Welcome from your student body president

Welcome Wildcats! My name is Natalynn Masters and I am your student body president. I want to take this time to welcome you to campus and let you know how excited we are to have you join the Wildcat family. College is an exciting journey that will provide you with some of your best memories.  Read more

OPINION: Five best campus study spots

 With the cast of clubs, teams and social organizations, there’s plenty of partying to go around and then some. But at the end of the day, we’re here for a reason: a diploma and a promise to better ourselves and our communities. To make the most out of your university experience, you’ll need a few go-to places to sit and study. Here are five solid study areas. Read more

OPINION: Paris and London make ideal summer destinations

Like many college students, I wanted the experience of traveling abroad this summer. I had heard all about the benefits of travel — how mind-opening and life altering it can be — and as someone who was born and raised in Tucson, I had only ever traveled within the U.S. and Mexico. I began to realize the world is so much bigger and, while I love the Southwest, I wanted to expand my understanding of the world. Read more

Don't let new developments destroy local vibe

Fourth Avenue is one of Tucson’s most popular and vibrant communities. Dubbed “The Heartbeat of Tucson,” this historic neighborhood is home to several locally owned businesses, bars and restaurants that are innately infused with funky vibes inspired by the city’s proud history and culture. With several multi-story developments set to break ground in the next year, it’s only natural to be concerned about how this will affect Fourth Avenue’s unique culture. Read more

OPINION: Improving your social skills, one concert at a time

With summer halfway through its course, Tucson night life is just beginning. A new concert season is upon us, so with that as an excuse, go out with friends and have a great time.  As young adults try to find their place in this world, it is most important for us to go out and try new things, while also living life to the fullest. The phrase “YOLO” — or “You Only Live Once” — became popular in 2011 with pop artist and rapper Drake, and the youth caught on soon after. Read more

Russian cuisine nothing like that of Arizona

Food and everything that surrounds it happens in a uniquely Russian way here in Russia. And that “Russian way” is different than a lot of us Americans expected.  Kasha makes up a pretty large part of our diet, so I’ll give it its due place here. Breakfasts at the university cafeteria always include kasha, which is a slightly-sweet or savory butter-heavy grain porridge. Russians love it, and many eat it regularly. Per capita, Russians eat 33 pounds of it a year, which puts them at #1 in porridge consumption.  Read more

EDITORIAL: Straws suck. Kudos to Starbucks for changing

The plastic straw, an accessory for frosty summer drinks, sweet sodas and the ever-enjoyable iced coffee, has been falling out of popularity in recent years, faced with a growing repercussion over its effect on the environment. Starbucks, the popular coffee chain, announced Monday, July 9, that it would stop using disposable plastic straws by 2020.  Read more