The stigma of belly dance

By Pei-Yu Lin/Arizona Sonora News Belly dancers often face sexual harassment when audiences mistakenly associate belly dancing with the sex industry.  Pei-Yu Lin interviewed belly dancers at Xanadu Dance Studio in Tucson, and senior dancers Carmen Evans and Ramona Grewe, to shed light on this issue and provide solutions to the problem.  Music: “Mystery Bazaar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Carmen Evans dance footage, courtesy of Carmen Evans. …

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Life below the poverty line

Bianca Aponte has been living below the poverty line in Tucson since she was born. The cities of Tucson and South Tucson are the poorest in the state. Nearly half of the residents of South Tucson are considered poor, according to the U.S. Census. Not all the faces of poverty are the same, though. Poverty…

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Miscommunication: Hispanic youth wrongfully diagnosed

Hispanic bilingual students are being hindered academically in Arizona and across the country, because some speech-language pathologists do not have the resources or training necessary to correctly diagnose speech disorders in children. As students come to school for the first time, they go through various screenings to ensure they are developing at a standard rate. This is…

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Ice hockey in the desert

The Tucson Roadrunners are new to Tucson, bringing in players from all across the world. In only their second season in Tucson, the Roadrunners are having great success as a team, and their fanbase is growing as well making the playoffs in the AHL league where they won their first playoff game in franchise history….

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