Sneakers are more than just footwear

By Ahmaad Lomax/Arizona Sonora News From floor to ceiling, filling Adriell Alvarado’s entire closet, a rainbow array of protective clear shoe boxes are stacked, holding a total value of thousands of dollars. For some, buying shoes is just a necessity that varies in price, utility, colors, and purpose. But for so-called sneakerheads like Alvarado, the…

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New season, same Phyllis

By Zoe Crowdus/Arizona Sonora News College basketball has its expected celebrities. The point guard who made the first pick in the NBA draft. A coach that led a team to 6 NCAA championships in a row. The fan favorite player who makes a game winning, buzzer beating shot and feels the crowd’s cheers engulf her…

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Performing jazz for the old-timers

By Ella Ford/Arizona Sonora News Two jet black speakers tower over the heads of the crowd; the floor beneath them shines underneath the blinding lights above. A long black cable snakes along the floor and grazes the side of the black polyester of a pair of dress slacks. It reaches its apex at the end…

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Hiking Hammonds

The couple keeps a home chocked full of character. On a hook beside the door swing a pair of binoculars. Directly beneath, worn hiking poles leaned into the corner of the room. The couple is curled up together on a soft gray couch across from me. Between us sits a dark wood coffee table adorned…

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Is Coachella a fashion show as much as a music festival?

By Gabrielle Mix/Arizona Sonora News Karina Francis, who first attended Coachella in 2011, says it has maintained its original rock ’n’ roll vibe. But now, the festival brings artists to Indio from every walk of the pop music industry, including hip-hop, electronic dance music, indie and more, a change Francis says she has welcomed.   However, the festival…

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