Food waste rises during the pandemic

The subsequent increase in food takeout due to the pandemic has also led to an increase in single-use plastic items.This is particularly relevant when it comes to the increase in takeout food packaging as well as the use of non-reusable silverware, cups or plates even when dining in. Food waste itself, which can include the spoiling of food or food that is just thrown away, is already a problem in the U.S. According to the US Department of Agriculture, food waste accounts for 30-40 percent of the food supply.  Read more

Arizona is opening back up. Here's how UA students are reacting

Across Arizona, bars and restaurants do not have to require guests to wear masks and, with that, crowds are becoming more frequent. As quickly as social gatherings are resuming, vaccines are becoming more accessible. Sitting down with several University of Arizona students, some fully vaccinated and others only on their first dose, revealed how news of these updates is being taken.   Read more

ASUA elections: The results are in

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona, the university’s undergraduate governing body, held elections this week for the 2021-2022 school year. Here are the results for president, executive vice president, administrative vice president and senators.   Read more