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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You went to Coachella? It probably cost ya.

By Julia McAlonan/Arizona Sonora News April is that time of year again when many college students had scraped up their spare change and cut back on their daily Starbucks runs in order to afford the festival of the year: Coachella, which ended its second weekend Sunday. Since it began as an annual event in 1999, Coachella…

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