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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The celestial three

By Bryan Savic/El Inde Besides its beautiful parks, the Arizona state museum, theatre house, the simplistic beauty of the UA mall, and the iconic Old Main building, the University of Arizona is also known for its Greek life and vibrant party culture. This can be perceived as a good or bad thing, depending on who…

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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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Out of a dream, onto the screen

By Jesse Tellez/El Inde Alexandra Cerna was eager to pack her 16mm film camera and venture from her home in Tucson to the rolling fields of yellow grass and cottonwood trees that surround the 144 year-old Empire Ranch near Sonoita, Arizona. The historic ranch off State Route 83, with its rusted tin-roofed barns and old-fashioned…

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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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