Modern Living

Herding cats: You CAN toilet train a kitty

March 27, 2014

By JENNIFER GRAHAM As any cat owner can tell you, nothing is worse than the mess or smell that comes from a litter box. Add the constant cleanings and it becomes a serious inconvenience. Fortunately, there is an alternative that eliminates the need for a litter box all together. You can toilet train your cat. […]

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SportKore website promises fitness fun

March 13, 2014

By JAMIE VERWYS The necessity of regular fitness is undisputed. A weekly total of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity reduces the risk of health problems, according to physical activity guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a world crowded with midterms and work hours, how does the average student […]

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Generation Cool draws fans of all ages

February 27, 2014

By ROBERT HERNANDEZ Generation Cool is the latest retro-style boutique making a hubbub on Fourth Avenue by drawing inspiration from ‘80s and ‘90s pop culture. Robert “Slobby Robby” Hall came up with the concept for Generation Cool by drawing from his personal interests before returning to the workforce after raising a child. Hall received an […]

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D&D Pinball preserves classic games

February 13, 2014

By MICHAEL ANDERSON   It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when silicon chips and electronics didn’t dominate our lives. Back then, pinball was a popular form of entertainment.   Pinball machines were easier to find then than video games are today. They were fixtures in bars, arcades, pizza parlors, bowling alleys […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: A new tattoo era inks onto Tucson’s skin

December 12, 2013

By DIEGO LOZANO III After 11 years in the tattoo industry and seven years operating his own shop, Isaiah Toothtaker has created one of Tucson’s finest body art parlors in Staring Without Caring. In an era in which tattooing styles are diverse and widespread, Toothtaker sensed a lack of traditional fundamentals during his time as […]

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Leap into Feb 29

February 21, 2012

By MEGGIE COSTELLO-KESSLER If Mayan prophecies about the world ending in 2012 are correct, then we should celebrate this Feb. 29 with enthusiasm. A leap year occurs every four years to compensate for a small miscalculation in the calendar. If it is a century year, no leap year will occur unless the year is divisible […]

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An elusive search for downed jet on Butterfly Trail

May 5, 2011

BY STEPHEN REAL aztecpress@pima.edu It’s 3:45 p.m. and dark on the backside of the Catalina Mountains. My legs are screaming for a break, but I know there are still a few more miles of hiking left. I stop to take a drink from my Powerade. I had decided to spend my Easter searching, not for […]

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FACEOFF: Surviving the break-up

May 5, 2011

BY GABI PIÑA Things have been shaky and you’re tired of having to walk on eggshells around your girlfriend. Unfortunately, not all relationships have a fairytale ending. It’s OK to be a little selfish sometimes. Start thinking about your sanity and happiness. It might be time for you and your girlfriend to go separate ways. […]

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Top 10 things I’ve learned from relationships

May 5, 2011

(From a male perspective) By CHRIS HOLLOWAY You really don’t need all that extra cash anyway. The bed just is not as comfortable unless you only have 15 percent of it to yourself. You really learn to appreciate the covers when you only have them for half the night. You get so much more done […]

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FACE-OFF: Rumble in the jungle

April 21, 2011

By GABI PIÑA Trouble has reached paradise. Each day brings a new battle. The simplest things now trigger fighting between you and your girlfriend. Simply breathing the wrong way makes her angry. There are a couple of things that might initiate her extreme mood swings. Unfortunately for you, she can indeed blame hormones. We all […]

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RELATIONSHIP ADVICE: Long-distance survival

April 7, 2011

By GABI PIÑA Long-distance relationships are not easy and they’re definitely not for everyone. They do make you appreciate small things that most couples take for granted. Something as simple as your girlfriend’s scent will become your favorite smell in the world. Regardless of the number of miles between you, the saying “distance makes the […]

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FACE-OFF: Return of the ‘Evil X’

March 24, 2011

By GABI PIÑA Sometimes when an old relationship ends, your ex seems to disappear from your life but pops back up as soon as you change your relationship status to “taken.” There are a couple of ways an ex can try to sneak herself back into your life. Don’t be surprised if she prowls Facebook, […]

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FACE-OFF: Vacations gone wild

March 10, 2011

By GABI PIÑA Spring Break is one of the most popular breaks our schools offer. Most students start planning their freedom the first day of spring semester. Most guys’ ideal vacation includes going out with buddies, partying it up and hooking up with the hottest girls. Things are different for you. This year, you’ve got […]

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Top 10 things to avoid during Spring Break

March 10, 2011

By AMBER BENDER aztecpress@pima.edu So let’s say I have this friend, and last Spring Break he took a trip to Mexico. While on this trip, his van was stolen. It contained his and his friend’s passports, wallets, iPods and clothing. To make up for their epic loss, they decided to steal the master key to […]

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Top 10 reasons to attend the Tucson Rodeo

February 22, 2011

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL aztecpress@pima.edu 1. You get two days off from school. What else are you going to do with your free time? 2. You get to help out a good cause — a portion of the proceeds benefit a UA scholarship fund. 3. You finally get a chance to test your skills on the […]

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