Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Looks Like Brother Dean Got Arrested For Kicking A Student In The Chest

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 3:52 PM

Dean Saxton, whom you might know as "Brother Dean" or the "You Deserve Rape" guy, appears to have finally crossed a legal line and assaulted a student.

UAPD confirms that Saxton was arrested and given a one-year exclusionary order banning him from campus until next Fall after students reported seeing him kick a woman in the chest.

The reaction from UA students has been undeniably celebratory: 

Check in on student media websites The Tab and The Daily Wildcat for more details and reactions from campus. 

Romeo and Juliet Take Tucson

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 2:31 PM

"To be or not to be, that is the question." Or is the question to go or not to go? Well no matter the question the answer is most definitely Tucson's 10th Annual Shakespeare in the Park event. Now, everyone has heard of the reputable Shakespeare in the Park that happens in New York City. But, did you know that for 10 years Tucson has done the same exact thing right in our own backyard? The yearly event is put on by the El Rio Theatre Project and this year the group is tacking the age old classic, Romeo and Juliet
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For a refresher: Romeo and Juliet is a tale of star-crossed lovers who find themselves and their love in the midst of a family feud. The story takes them on a journey of trials and tribulations that will put their love to the test. 
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Romeo and Juliet is arguably Williams Shakespeare's most famous work and it is a sight that you will not want to miss. 

One leg of the show has already passed, but do not fret because there are still two more to enjoy. Make sure to catch Romeo and Juliet either Sept. 22-25 or Sept. 29- Oct. 2. Admission into the event is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Make sure to mark your calendars because I'm sure this play will be to die for. 

For more information check out the event page on Facebook.

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Like Quality Sound? Don’t Buy Into Bluetooth.

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM

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  • Convenience is key, but quality is nice.

There has been a lot of hype over tech juggernaut Apple’s new iterations to the iPhone 7—primarily over the introduction of packaged in Bluetooth headphones and the removal of the headphone jack which will not allow wired headphones to be used unless you have an adapter.

Many see it as a step forward, others see it as a disadvantage. This bold decision by Apple is a step towards evolution in the tech world. However, also points us in a less desirable direction: loss of sound quality.

Bluetooth headphones are nothing new. They have been in on the market for a while now with prices ranging from fairly affordable to fairly expensive. But if you are looking to get the best quality sound from your iPhone or MP3 player, Bluetooth headphones are not the way to go.

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Fruit Fiends Unite for Tucson's Pomegranate Festival

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM

There's an event for all the fruit fanatics out there and it's coming to you this Saturday, Sept. 24. The Annual Pomegranate Festival will be coming to Tucson's Mission Gardens, 946 W. Mission Ln., for the second year in row from 9-11 a.m. 
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Brought on by the Friends of Tucson's Birthplace in conjunction with the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the festival is a free, all ages event. Festival goers can enjoy the wide variety of pomegranates with other fruit enthusiasts as well as music, tastings and presentations from Jesus Garcia, Nina Sajovec and Alfredo Gonzalez.

You don't want to be caught off guard of your fruit knowledge at this homage to pomegranates.

Here are few fruit facts to know before going to the Pomegranate Festival:

- Pomegranates are in season from September to February in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, the fruit is in season from March to May.

- The pomegranate originated from the Mediterranean area. Today, it is cultivated all over the world including California and Arizona.

- In ancient Greece, the pomegranate was regarded as "the fruit of the dead."   

Click here for more information on the festival.

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Learn About Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM

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There's an estimated 90,000 people in Arizona with medical marijuana cards, making company and employment policies surrounding cannabis use a hot topic of discussion. What can and can't employers ask of their card-carrying employees?

Find out at the free information seminar Lovitt & Touché Learning Academy (7202 E. Rosewood Street #200)
is hosting on Thursday, Sept. 29. The seminar will run for an hour starting at 9 a.m. and will be looking at marijuana laws from a business perspective, so CFOs, CEOs, Risk Managers and HR Directors are encouraged to attend. 

Some topics that will be covered:
  • In-depth overview of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
  • The rights employers have with Medical Marijuana
  • Safety Positions
  • Recent MMJ cases in Arizona

Thom K. Cope, a lawyer who specialized in employment and labor law, will be the featured speaker.   

To register for the seminar, click here.

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Create a Masterpiece, Give the Gift of Art

Posted By on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 8:43 AM

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Creative Juice Art Bar (6530 E. Tanque Verde Road) and Gifted Custom Art will team up on Saturday, Oct. 1 to raise money for the local Boys and Girls Clubs in Tucson. You don't have to be a modern Monet to attend this painting philanthropy event.

The concept is simple: Gifted provides a photo for you and your friends to convert into a painted masterpiece and Creative Juice gives you a place to do it. Registration to the Gifted Giving event is $55 per person and every registration gives one painting experience to a child at the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson - Frank and Edith Morton Clubhouse.    

For more information on how to register, click here

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Ducey 'Next Step' Watch: Day 123: "Changing the Trend Line" Edition

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 9:03 PM

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Forget about the "next step" in education funding Governor Ducey promised when he wanted to pass Prop 123. Ducey has forgotten about it, or is trying to forget, anyway. His phrase du jour is "changing the trend line."

Ducey published an op ed about his most recent educational goal. He wants 60 percent of Arizonans to have a college degree or career training certificate by 2030. Oh, he admits it won't be easy to reach that mark—right now, about 42 percent of adults in the state are there—but he thinks we can do it. How? He didn't offer a plan. He didn't suggest more funding for K-through-college education. All we need is a goal, he says. Ducey told reporters after presenting his 60 percent benchmark, “Nothing focuses the mind and the resources like setting that goal.”

If we just focus our minds . . .

In our future, I see bumper stickers passed out by the governor's office that read, "Visualize World Peace More College Grads." Or Ducey dressed like Peter Pan, hands clasped together, saying, "Do you believe in more college grads, boys and girls? Then wherever you are, clap your hands. Clap! Clap!"

Once again, Ducey has made it clear, he has no plans to increase next year's education budget. Any budget surplus is earmarked for tax cuts for his rich friends. Instead, he's patting himself on the back for "changing the trend line" in education funding. Which means, after a consistent, dramatic downturn in education funding since the 2008 recession, he's leveling things out.

Ducey wants us to believe he increased education funding in last year's budget, hoping we have short memories. So, lest we forget, here's what Ducey wrote, and what actually happened.

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Winky Needs a Home

Posted By on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:37 AM

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Hi, I'm Winky!

I'm a playful 6 month old boy and I need a home! I have lived with HSSA for almost my entire life and I'm ready to find my forever family. I love to play and get lots of snuggles!

I have some calluses around one of my eyes so my vision isn't perfect, but that doesn't mean I don't deserve a home.

Contact the Humane Society of Southern Arizona Main Campus at 327-6088 ex.173 to if you're interested in giving me home!

Lots of love,
Winky (824659)

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