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HOWS THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW WORKING?: Increase sets social Darwinism in motion

HOWS THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW WORKING?: Increase sets social Darwinism in motion

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO For minimum-wage earners who’ve had a taste of the $1.95 per hour pay raise, I can relate if you are feeling both happy and scared by the change. My eyes light up when I see the significant increase in my paychecks. However, my face turns gray when I hear that another store […]

Part-time instructor, full-time rocker

Part-time instructor, full-time rocker

  By ERIK MEDINA    In the desert and concrete beyond Interstate 10 on the south side of Tucson, you’ll find a punk rock historian at Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus. Alisha Maria Vasquez, born in Tucson on Nov. 5, 1984, has lived in the city her entire life. “I’m a bubbly, punk, Chicana krip,” […]

Stomping Grounds: Games and Gadgets draw loyal fans

Stomping Grounds: Games and Gadgets draw loyal fans

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO When a former stuntman/producer wanted to settle down two and a half years ago, he opened Tucson Games and Gadgets. “I’ve traveled the world, lived in 14 different countries and then I had an opportunity to come back to Tucson, where I grew up, and try something else,” store owner Mark Kadow […]