Top 10: Best Hiking Trails

February 1, 2018

Story and photos by CONNOR BROWN Tucson is home to some amazing hiking trails. Head out in almost any direction, and you can find a meandering path through the desert or a strenuous journey that is more rock climbing than hiking. Because there are so many choices in Tucson, it might be hard to choose […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS : Floor Polish studio gives fitness new meaning

May 4, 2017

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ Downtown Tucson is home to many great up-and-coming places. And no, I’m not talking about the million new ice cream shops that just happened to appear. I’m talking about the Floor Polish Dance Studio. I’m always on the hunt for places around town, and I was lucky enough to stumble upon Floor […]

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Vegetarian meals can be creative

April 20, 2017

By ERIK MEDINA My first time dining at Tasteful Kitchen was by chance. A group of friends and myself were planning to dine out, but we were tired of the usual chain restaurants. Someone had the idea of eating vegetarian. Unsure at first, we decided to look up local restaurants. Tasteful Kitchen popped up. The […]

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Café offers great coffee, good vibe

April 6, 2017

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO College students and caffeine will always share a special bond. It’s there for our early morning classes, and helps us through finals week. Cartel Coffee Lab is my first choice for amazing coffee, delicious pastries and excellent service. I’m always looking for a really good coffee shop, and Cartel has the perfect […]

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Diner makes itself welcome

March 23, 2017

By KATELYN ROBERTS  Welcome Diner, the pale blue, 1960s structure at Broadway Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, quickly proved it would be more than just a pretty renovation for mid-century architecture fans. After just five months of operation, the diner extended its hours to 2 a.m. Its sister restaurant in Phoenix has been named Arizona’s best […]

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Tucson Comic-Con craze

November 12, 2015

by ALEX FRUECHTENICHT While Tucson Comic-Con isn’t nearly as big as San Diego Comic-Con or New York Comic-Con, there’s no doubt that attendees take just as serious as they would anywhere else. Held every November at the Tucson Convention Center, TCC is open to the public, allowing Tucsonans to unleash their inner nerd and buy […]

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Stomping Grounds:Tucson cyclists are riding in the Loop

October 1, 2015

by JESSICA GONZALES USA Today ranked Tucson number seven in “The 10 Best U.S Cycling Towns” in 2014. With our variety of bike lanes, trails and routes, that title comes as no surprise to Tucson’s cycling community. One of those much-loved routes is the Loop, a large bike path that spans over 100 miles for […]

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Pop Cycle reclaims sustainable art

September 17, 2015

      By BETO HOYOS Located in the heart of historic Fourth Avenue stands a shop dedicated to local art made from recycled and reclaimed materials. Pop Cycle offers everything from reclaimed, ecofriendly wallets to Tucson-themed wooden trays, and much more in between. Pop Cycle opened its doors to the public in September 2008, […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: Native Grill and Wings

September 3, 2015

By ALEX FREUTENICHT It’s Thursday night; you and your friends are going out to see a midnight release of some indie film at The Loft. Before the flick, you’re all hungry for great food, but since you’re also college intellectuals, you want some mentally stimulating conversation. No worries, fellow intellectual college student, there’s a place […]

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Old Town Scottsdale worth a visit

March 15, 2014

By JENNIFER GRAHAM If you are considering a weekend excursion during spring break, consider visiting Old Town Scottsdale. It houses more than 80 establishments ranging from whiskey bars to wine lounges, night clubs to restaurants. To reach Old Town from Tucson, take Interstate-10 west to East McDowell Road in Phoenix. Follow McDowell to North Scottsdale […]

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Spring break on a budget

March 13, 2014

By MICHAEL ANDERSON Pima Community College’s spring break is March 17-23, which means we’ll all soon be jetting off to Cancun, Honolulu or some other resort destination. What? You’re not going to Hawaii or Mexico? Neither am I. I can’t afford to go anywhere exotic, and I’m not alone. What I can do is offer […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: Tiny’s Saloon offers oversized pleasure

November 14, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON Anyone who has taken a trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Kitt Peak or Saguaro National Park West probably noticed a small building with a covered wagon in the parking lot. Tiny’s Saloon and Steakhouse, located at 4900 W. Ajo Highway, is about 5 miles from I-19 at the […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: District tavern

April 4, 2013

STOMPING GROUNDS Tavern breaks from the ordinary BY JORGE ENCINAS With an atmosphere of familiarity, even for the first-time visitor, the District Tavern is a welcome break from many of the swanky-style bars found in downtown Tucson. The locally owned tavern reflects the flavor of its clientele with a collage of photos on the bar […]

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Springs events abound in Tucson

February 7, 2013

Compiled by Nellie Silva Arizona Renaissance Festival: Feb. 9-March 31 The 25th incarnation of this medieval festival takes place right outside of Phoenix. The 30-acre amusement park has 12 stages, an arts/crafts fair and a jousting tournament. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 9 through March 31, plus President’s Day on Feb. […]

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BEST BETS Donate time, goods this holiday season

November 20, 2012

Compiled by Miki Jennings As winter approaches, many people in need miss out on traditional holiday experiences due to lack of funds. Food and clothing bins become more common around campuses and other public spaces, and are a great way to help those in need. Another way to help your community is through direct contact […]

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