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You have to climb to be king of the rock

You have to climb to be king of the rock

If you come from a different part of the country or even spent significant time out of town, you can appreciate the mountain views in every direction we Tucsonans get to enjoy year round. At the same time, it would be a shame to let the mountains remain simply a distant view from the city. […]

Lower temps bring howling good time

Lower temps bring howling good time

By D.R. WILLIAMS It’s the best time of year in Tuscon. The heater is out of commission, in lower altitudes we have temporary rivers along the outskirts of town, go a little higher there’s pools and waterfalls still within sight of the mighty saguaro forests. The storms that lingered throughout town during Jan. 20-22 had […]

TOP 10: Activities for winter break

TOP 10: Activities for winter break

  By D.R. WILLIAMS It’s colder outside, the days are getting longer and winter break is fast approaching. Some of us are finishing large semester projects and others are cramming for finals but many students are already planning their vacation. With a full month off before a new term starts, it would be a waste […]

Tear gas a new version of infamous Trail of Tears

Tear gas a new version of infamous Trail of Tears

By D.R. WILLIAMS When you think about the United States government persecuting the first Americans, maybe a movie or a one-sided battle from long ago comes to mind. Perhaps you remember the Indian Removal Act and the long “Trail of Tears” walk that ensued. Unfortunately, persecution continues today in North Dakota with the Standing Rock […]

Take the Tour de Tucson

Take the Tour de Tucson

By D.R. WILLIAMS Bicyclists throughout the state and from different parts of the world have been training all year and the time has finally come to put their bodies to the test in Tucson’s pre-Thanksgiving classic on Nov. 19. Riders in the full 106-mile loop start and finish at Armory Park downtown but there are […]

Seeking fall colors? Lemmon is yellow

Seeking fall colors? Lemmon is yellow

By D.R. WILLIAMS It’s that time of year again: cold mornings, pumpkin spice lattes and tight yoga pants. If you look in the right spots, leaves are also changing color. Yellows, browns and reds are mixed in around town but the best colors are atop Mount Lemmon at around 9,000 feet. On the drive up […]

Want change? Generate noise

Want change? Generate noise

By D.R. WILLIAMS In the United States, one can receive a million-dollar loan from one’s father, star in a crappy reality show, sexually harass women and then gain credibility for a presidential campaign. Now that isn’t the typical American experience but, best-case scenario, you can be a real asshole and people will love you for […]

THE WORD: Did you have any trouble with financial aid this semester?

THE WORD: Did you have any trouble with financial aid this semester?

Photos and interviews by Casey Muse Jr. and Nick Trujillo on West Campus   “The only problem I had was transferring my financial aid from Tohano O’odham (Community College) to Pima.” Devante Howard Major: Astronomy “Yes, I have had to drop a class I really wanted to take because my financial aid says that it […]

Aztecs finish with victory

Aztecs finish with victory

By D.R. WILLIAMS The Aztecs finished the regular season on a high note with a victory against Paradise Valley Community College bringing their season record to 4-7 (2-4 in conference play.) Freshman Dalton Reisig was the difference in the 5-4 win, taking the No. 2 singles match in two long sets 7-5, 6-4. Freshman Marc […]

THE WORD: Have you ever littered and why?

THE WORD: Have you ever littered and why?

Photos and interviews by D.R Williams on West Campus   “When I was younger. I just never gave it a second thought.” Ashitari Perez  Major: Photography   “I don’t litter. I pick up trash when I go hiking if I see it. “ Charles Loy Major: Arts and Entertainment   “Never. I’ve always tried to pick […]