University life, since the ’60s

By Ashley Hamett/El Inde As a freshman at the University of Arizona in the fall semester of 1961-1962, my grandfather, Richard Rice, quickly realized that his life would never be the same again. At the freshman orientation, he noted how his freshman class had a larger population than his entire hometown of Morenci, Arizona. He…

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Dipped in plastic

By Diana Ramos/El Inde One small straw is more than a thin tube of plastic: It can make a huge difference on the planet. At the University of Arizona Student Union, many students stop to get coffee, but is it worth spending around $5 for a couple of ice cubes, coffee and cream in a plastic…

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Teaching physical education through the computer

By Rosa Garcia/El Inde On a Monday, at approximately 6:15 in the morning, an iPhone alarm goes off. After a minute of the loud sound echoing in the small-squared room with blue walls, the alarm is finally turned off at 6:20. That’s when 29 year-old physical education teacher Francisco Ochoa begins his morning routine.  Instead…

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Docility, dress codes and curfews — but only for women

By Madison McCormick/El Inde The 1950s college experience was rife with sexism and gender inequality. The University of Arizona, like many colleges in the mid-20th century, was a prime example of the social injustices that permeated American culture. Myriad rules were forced on female students, while the men enjoyed nearly uninhibited freedom. Kaye Byerly, a…

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Homecoming man

By Trevor Williamson/El Inde It was a typical warm, spring day in Tucson, with kids playing eighth grade baseball at Flowing Wells Junior High School. For the time being, Marc Acuña would be known as a close friend of head coach Alberto Urquidez, and a recent graduate of Flowing Wells High School. Certain that he…

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