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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For the love of desert tortoises

By Emma Peterson/El Inde Alan Bedrick has always loved reptiles. When he was young, he preferred snakes and turtles as pets over the average dog or cat. Throughout the years, his adoration for reptiles has gotten stronger. “It’s sort of a hobby for me,” Bedrick says, “I have a desert tortoise outside and three water…

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Historic hotel goes green

By Claire O’Connell/El Inde When entering the crisp green doors of Hotel Congress, you are immediately met with hospitality. The historic building greets its guests as if it is still 1919. While it only offers 39 rooms, the small landmark hotel is adored by many for its classical charm. Front desk manager Josh Osteen knows…

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Journey through quantum networks

By Jillian Bartsch/El Inde Saikat Guha sits at his desk with a pencil and sheets of paper. He looks down and begins to scribble math equations. In between working on his math problems, he can be found sitting in front of his computer in meetings with his students. A smile appears on his face as…

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New UA app strives to stop anxiety

By Jamie Donnelly/El Inde When your heart starts racing and your head is filled with a million thoughts, you are told to close your eyes and picture your happy place. But escaping to your happy place has become so much harder due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. With feelings of uncertainty and stress, what…

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