Editor's Note: Welcome Wildcats!

In just a few days, CLASSES will begin for fall semester at the University of Arizona. We'd like to offer a warm welcome and best wishes to all these Wildcats, as well as a list of milestones all students ought to do before they graduate. In addition, staff reporter Christina Duran lays out the efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus on campus; longtime columnist Tom Danehy shares the key things you need to know about Wildcat sports; and Tucson Weedly columnist David Abbott lays out the ins and outs of cannabis on campus.

Elsewhere in the book: contributor Austin Counts was on the scene when the dice started tumbling at Casino of the Sun last week as the gambling palace opened craps and roulette tables; movie critic Bob Grimm tells us that gamers might get a kick out of Free Guy but most of us won't; Matt King talks to John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood ahead of this weekend's show at Hotel Congress; staff reporter Alexandra Pere finds out how Rialto, Fox, Club Congress and 191 Toole are handling COVID mitigation as they once again open their doors to rock 'n' roll (spoiler warning: Bring your vax card or a negative COVID test); calendar editor Emily Dieckman checks out where to have fun this week; and we've got sex advice from Dan Savage, astrological omens from Rob Brezsny, cartoons from the usual gang of idiots and all the other usual features that keep you turning our pages each week.

BTW, have you voted yet in this year's Best of Tucson®: Legends of the West competition? We're rustling up all the ballots we can at TucsonWeekly.com.

Jim Nintzel

Executive Editor

Hear Nintz talk about the fun things to do in this burg at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings on the World-Famous Frank Show on KLPX, 96.1 FM.

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