Making art out of life

By Jenna Nicole Rivera/El Inde Though artists have come to express themselves in various ways, Francisco Narxogaray, a local Tucson-based artist, finds himself navigating life through his art while sharing his personal stories along the way. Jenna Nicole Rivera has the story.

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Barrio Viejo’s legacy lives on

By Vanessa Lucero/El Inde Before 1971, the area just south of downtown Tucson was a thriving Mexican American community. It has adobe homes and pocket parks; it was the place where Mexican Americans celebrated and preserved their culture. But then on March 1, 1966, the Pueblo Center Redevelopment Project was approved, targeting 80 acres of…

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Addressing climate change through poetry

By Capri Fain/El Inde Arizona Many conversations about climate change sound like: Take action now, the end is coming. Many of them are scientific, and sometimes confusing. And these days, many of them sound political. It can be a lot to wade through, and it is no easy task. This is the story of Jonathon…

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Sebastian Driver and The Basements

By Alaina Sciortino/El Inde College students are often asked what their majors are, what they plan to do after college, and how their classes are going. It is not often that we touch base on what their passion is. Sebastian Driver has pursued his passion in the hectic years of college. Alaina Sciortino has the…

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Teachers union calls for $1.7 billion in new school funding

By Gloria Gomez/UA Don Bolles Fellow/AZ Mirror PHOENIX — With legislators still undecided on how to spend the record $5.3 billion dollar budget surplus, the Arizona Education Association, the state’s largest teacher’s union, is demanding massive increases in education funding. Heather Ayers, president of the Isaac District Association and a teacher at Joseph Zito Elementary School…

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