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MY TUCSON: Learning from difficult times

MY TUCSON: Learning from difficult times

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 […]

MY TUCSON: UA pep band, an incredible experience

MY TUCSON: UA pep band, an incredible experience

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 […]

Occupy: A movement for the people

Occupy: A movement for the people

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 […]

City provides place to heal

City provides place to heal

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]