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OPINION: Tips on documenting protests

The influx of citizen journalism activity over the past month has flooded the internet with crucial evidence regarding police brutality, especially as it pertains to recent protests. Without these firsthand videos, our only documentation of injustices would come from mainstream media, which has revealed its biases time and time again. Although this documentation has been and is currently essential to proving true the existence of police brutality, journalists of any degree are now called more than ever to protect the citizens they catch on camera.  Read more

Opinion: Listening to music creates timeless vibes

Music has evolved rapidly in many ways, from its dawn to the present day. I’ve learned about this evolution in an online class on music history, specifically Rock n’ Roll. The class focused on both the consumption of music throughout time as well as how music has changed for certain age groups at different times. Read more

Hello from Mother Russia

Hello from Mother Russia! I’m spending my summer in Moscow on a University of Arizona  study abroad program and will be giving you all updates — kind of like a travel blog, but worse (or better?), because it’s less bloggy.  Read more

Living with no internet; an interesting adventure

Attending college in the modern era comes at a price, both literal and figurative. That means several things, and one — some may argue the most important — is the ability to have access to information, a.k.a. the internet. I live in a five-bedroom house a few blocks away from school, work two jobs and consider myself a full-time student even in the summer with an online class. That being said, an online class requires the internet, but with my roommate out of the country and my inability to assemble the new internet router, I have been living in a house that is off-the-grid. Read more

"Jurassic World" is a falling kingdom

My love for “Jurassic Park” set high expectations for the premiere of “Jurassic World” in 2015, and I was not disappointed. So naturally I was super excited to see the newest installment of the films, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Like me, thousands of other people rushed to the box office over the weekend to see the newest movie, racking up nearly $150 million in ticket sales throughout the country.  Read more

EDITORIAL: End inhumane family separation

The current news cycles have been dominated by the stories of migrant children separated from their parents at the border. The stories are, undeniably, heart wrenching, the photos and audio clips, more so. We need to do better. This destruction of families should never have occurred, but now, we need to fix it. Make your voice heard, support those in need and criticize the perpetrators. Read more

Pixar's latest is simply 'Incredible'

The opening weekend of the long-awaited Disney-Pixar sequel, “Incredibles 2,” was, for lack of a better word, incredible.  With $180 million in ticket sales, the movie set a box-office record for the highest-grossing animated film debut of all time, according to Box Office Mojo. The title was previously held by another popular Pixar sequel, “Finding Dory,” which reached $135 million during its opening weekend in 2016.  Read more

The Do's and Don'ts of Goodwill shopping

When it comes to saving a dime and finding that discount, college is the perfect time to practice. College students have to pay for tuition, food, housing, books and other necessities.  For some, fashion is a necessity. Like many young people, I find that my fashion is a statement of how I feel or how I want to present myself. That leads me to how one can save money and still look good. The answer? Bargain shopping, a.k.a. shopping at Goodwill. Goodwill, a non-profit organization, not only provides job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs, but it is also funded by a massive network of retail thrift stores which operate as nonprofits as well. Read more

Arizona High School student inspire local journalist

As a journalist, I am always looking for ways to give back to the community, whether it be through my reporting or, in this case, through mentoring high school students in the Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students. The program ran from Sunday, June 3, through Saturday, June 9, and it was packed with guest speakers, late nights, early mornings, countless meetings, reporting time, campus outings, plenty of stress, interviews and so much more.  Read more

EDITORIAL: UA just beginning journey back towards public trust

For institutions like universities, reputations are worth their weight in financial gold. In the last few years, it can be argued, the University of Arizona’s reputation has taken hit after hit, culminating this last semester with off-court intrigue, court room revelations and more lawsuits.  Read more

EDITORIAL: Let the Wildcat be your guide

 The Daily Wildcat wants to welcome all incoming freshmen and their families, and let you know we’re here for you. Whether you are looking for important updates on news or events happening on campus, or the latest on your favorite University of Arizona athletes, we have you covered. Read more

Five things I wish I knew as a freshman

Nervous about starting college? Don't worry, you're not alone. Here are a few tips from someone who was once a nervous, out-of-state freshman wondering how she would survive at a school larger than her hometown.  Read more