My Tucson

The West Files: Part 1

September 21, 2017

The first of a multi-part series on Arizona legends, unsolved mysteries and ghost towns by Michela Wilson   At the end of their honeymoon, Glen and Bessie were to emerge as celebrities. Instead, they didn’t emerge at all. Glen Hyde was 29, a tall and thin Idaho potato farmer. Bessie Haley was a petite 22-year-old, a San […]

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MY TUCSON: Learning from difficult times

September 18, 2014

BY MARIANA CEJA Every time I think of Tucson I have mixed feelings, but more than anything I have mixed feelings about the University of Arizona. I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. My family and I moved to the United States on the day I turned 14. It was very difficult for […]

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MY TUCSON: UA pep band, an incredible experience

April 10, 2014

By WILL WILLCOXSON Last fall, I auditioned to be a member of the University of Arizona pep band. I decided to give it a shot even though just 52 musicians from the 250 members of UA’s full marching band are selected. My audition didn’t go as well as I hoped, but I ended up making […]

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Occupy: A movement for the people

October 13, 2011

By KARYN WALLIKER It looks as though the deepening economic crisis may have put a dent in American apathy. Spurred by rebellions across the Middle East and Europe last spring, the falling dominos have reached our doorstep. Finally, we can get a piece of some good old-fashioned civil disobedience. On Sept. 17, citizens in New […]

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City provides place to heal

October 13, 2011

By NINA ELLIOTT I love Tucson. In many ways, the city has represented a second chance at life for me. Like many people, I have had a hard life. My family life was unstable, my education was incomplete and I did not have supportive social relationships. I led a very self-destructive lifestyle until I was […]

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MY TUCSON: From the lights of New York City to dark skies

September 29, 2011

By CHLOE DEEM New York was the only place I had ever known. The cracked sidewalks, the crunch of freshly fallen leafs, the Tudor-style houses that lined my neighborhood. It was all home. I grew up in Westchester, 23 miles north of New York City. I used to take the train and visit my dad […]

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MY TUCSON: Learning to feel at home in the arid Southwest

September 29, 2011

By LEFTRICK W. HERD  I was 28 the first time I came to Tucson. I was working as the ranch foreman and guide at a “dude ranch” in the mountains of Colorado. A friend, who was a guide and wrangler, and I were tired of the snow so we came south looking for work.  Vision […]

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