Through the eyes of Richard Olsenius

By Theresa Palmquist/El Inde It was the 1960s when Richard Olsenius swapped the Midwest for Manhattan, where he worked as a copy aide for Life magazine. He bought his first 35mm camera and took photographs for fun but dreamed of being a guitar player and songwriter.  That dream was short-lived when he signed up for…

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From crayons to needles

By Jessica Erro/El Inde Andy Pratt finished with the needle machine in hand after 5 hours of pain in my left side. Amazing. Exactly how I wanted it. A part of a quote from a movie that changed my life. “…Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection…” I smiled…

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A student’s dyslexia dilemma

By Michelle Trujillo/El Inde Benjamin Ellis, a senior at the University of Arizona, says he grew up like any other kid. He enjoyed playing outside, playing with toys, and hanging out with his friends. But Ellis has struggled with something that 5% to 15% of people in the world experience. When he was in first grade,…

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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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Tucson, an international food hub

By Trevor Williamson/El Inde On December 15, 2016, the city of Tucson became the first city — and is still one of only two cities — in the United States to receive the designation as a City of Gastronomy from UNESCO (the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization). This meant that UNESCO’s Creative Cities…

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