By Gustavo Arellano
Starting a farm sounds really good -- in theory. Fresh produce, fresh eggs, lots of furry friends running around? Not to mention the beauty of green open spaces and plant life. On the other hand, the practical knowledge required -- you know, things like how to acquire land, buy equipment, and irriga ... More >>
College football rivalries don't get much more heated than the one between Arizona State University and their cross-state frenemy, University of Arizona. Every year the two teams clash in a game that usually ends with one team (cough, cough ASU) embarrassing itself with some sort of stupid blunder - ... More >>
For some reason, the guy being carried by police officers in the photo above was walking around the University of Arizona's library with a knife yesterday.
Everyone at the University of Arizona's student newspaper, the Daily Wildcat, is in apology mode after a comic about shooting a gay kid if he ever came out to his father garnered some national attention.The apparent "joke" was about a father shooting his gay son with a shotgun, rolling him up in som ... More >>
After seeing an apology about a cartoon on the website of the University of Arizona's student newspaper last night, the Daily Wildcat, we were ready to channel our inner Michael Scott -- "There is no such thing as an appropriate joke. That's why it's a joke."However, the apparent "joke" is about a f ... More >>
Via Organic Green Roots on FacebookIt's always fun to remind ourselves of the wonders of nature. We saw these and thought it would be fun to get you in the mood for food. Organic Green Roots posted on Facebook some cool photos of edible fruits that make you wonder if they are real or ... More >>
www.photobucket.comThe Maricopa County Community College District board is considering adding transgendered people to its list of groups protected from harassment.Arizona State University and the University of Arizona have included transgendered people in their anti-discrimination policies for ye ... More >>
http://www.phoenixtropicals.com/banana.htmlBackyard banana plantDid you know you can grow bananas and mangoes in your own back yard? Ya, we didn't think so, either. There's a FREE event this Saturday July 9th from 8 - 10 a.m. at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension office where you ca ... More >>
Image: U.S. Drought MonitorArizona's drought is actually easing -- for the western part of the state. After the storm like the one the Valley had last night and all the wildfires, you'd think Arizona was one giant dust bowl.You'd be wrong.Despite "exceptional," bone-dry conditions in the sout ... More >>
Photo by Hisham YousifWhen the near-1,000 foot fence went up in the middle of the University of Arizona campus Monday, it seemed like an obvious message for a campus about an hour's drive from the Mexican border -- a cry against the U.S. immigration policy. That's not exactly the case, as photos ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
bcsknowhow.com Does College Football need background checks?Sports Illustrated ran an article this morning detailing the results of background checks into all college football players who play for the Top 25 ranked schools in the country. The results are unsurprising: some college ... More >>
Gallery graffiti brings street art indoors
"I'm-a get medieval on your ass." -- Marcellus Wallace, spokesman for Mother Nature?A 60-year drought, the likes of which hasn't been seen since medieval times, may be in store for the Southwest this century, University of Arizona researchers report. A summary of scientific f ... More >>
Rodney GlassmanU.S. Senate hopeful Rodney Glassman, as well as several other Democrats running for office this year, were at the University of Arizona yesterday for a rally. It didn't go well.It went so bad, in fact, that the university's newspaper, The Daily Wildcat, wrote a scathing editorial w ... More >>
Gay softball team throws big bash before big tourney
UA delivered a slider when we were expecting fastball
It takes some serious guts to laugh at yourself whilst fighting a debilitating disease, and that's exactly what you'll get from Sharon Kha, a former veep from the University of Arizona who is now suffering from Parkinsons, the progressive wasting disease that also afflicts Michael J. Fox. As Tucson ... More >>
The University of Arizona plans to shut down its nuclear reactor by mid-2010. The license for the 51-year-old reactor, used for research, expires next year, and Director John Williams says it isn't used enough to warrant a vigorous re-licensing process with the Nuclear Reg ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies say they are investigating after someone painted "Kill Obama" in purple spray paint across a pair of political signs in Cave Creek. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the Secret Service has been contacted, and asks anyone with information to contact his office...Arizon ... More >>
The federal government has awarded a $54 million grant to Arizona for the expansion and creation of charter schools. The state plans to open up to 92 new campuses...The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints plans to build two temples in the Valley, one in Phoenix and one in Gilbert. The tem ... More >>
Greys Anatomy consultant relates kooky surgical tales
An audit claims that Child Protective Services are taking too long to investigate complaints of abuse at group homes and treatment centers. State law requires CPS to complete an investigation within 21 days of a complaint about a care facility...University of Arizona fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon has ... More >>
How's this for romantic: A University of Arizona professor found a new species of moth -- one with beautiful pink wings -- and named it after his wife, who likes the color pink. Tests proved the critter was a previously unknown species.
An unsuccessful stadium concert hosted by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona will be costing students for years to come.The Last Smash Platinum Bash concert took place at the Arizona Stadium in Tucson and featured Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, and other musical groups. A ... More >>
A New York-based research group called Justice Strategies files a report calling Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's system for cracking down on illegal immigration a failure. They're not the first...A recent study examines retail closures in 65 metro markets, and Phoenix tops the list of distresse ... More >>
No question, University of Arizona football has been lousy at best for about a decade now. Alums like ourselves who pay attention to such weighty things quietly were suffering through yet another mediocre season until -- Hallelujah! -- the Wildcats throttled ASU down in Tucson a few weeks ago and th ... More >>
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A week in which we bask in the all-too-temporary glow of readers' compliments
The University of Arizona's push to become one of the nation's great research institutions has paid off -- but at what cost to the state, faculty and students?
Lydia Millet reads from her latest novel, My Happy Life
The Arizona State hockey team iced tough competition this season. So why did players pass on a shot at a national championship?
ASARCO says it will pay for health tests in Hayden, but residents' lawyers fear a cover-up
One of its books has been misrepresented as a memoir, but the University of Arizona Press has no plan to correct the record
A battle of GOP extremes pits environmentalist Robin Silver against conservative Congressman John Shadegg
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