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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/27)
1,051 36 3.4%
Total (8/4)
36,634 2,291 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 27, 2020

Local musician, educator made finalist in the Governor's Arts Awards

Quiahuitl Villegas knew she had become a Governor’s Arts Awards finalist when the announcer admitted he would have difficulty saying her name. Villegas is a local percussionist with Yaqui and Mayo roots, the drummer for the Tucson band Taco Sauce and a member of the music collective Sonido Tambó, which focuses on a specific style of border music with roots in Colombia, called Cumbia. According to the Arizona Citizens for the Arts website, the Governor’s Arts Awards “reflect more than three decades of the best in Arizona’s arts and culture community and the magnificent contributions they’ve made to our state’s arts and cultural heritage.” 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

Incarcerated artists find hope in creating an art exhibit

A mother stood by her son’s artwork with a beaming smile as a phone camera flashed while other visitors gazed at pieces of art intently. Artwork descriptions and artist profiles read as letters of encouragement, love, admiration, hope and, above all, resilience. The University of Arizona Museum of Art opened its newest exhibit “Hobby Craft" on Jan. 17, which will remain on display until March 29. The art was created and curated by inmates currently incarcerated in the Arizona State Prison Complex, and its themes radiated resilience.  Read more

BREAKING: Man reportedly uses racial slurs against UA student at library

A man allegedly verbally harassed and physically intimidated a University of Arizona student in the Main Library Thursday, according to an email sent out to students and staff by Dean of Students Kendal Washington White. The man used racial slurs against the student, who is black, during his tirade. He has since been arrested and charged with four misdemeanors.  Read more

OPINION: Identity politics is crucial

Recently I watched a video on Youtube from the channel Jubilee and the title was ‘Are Americans Obsessed Race?’ First of all, props to the creator of that title because it truly does catch the eye Read more