Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

Arizona Sonoran News

Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

A long hair and short hair Chihuahua sit next to each other. (Photo by: Zach Pleeter/Arizona Sonora News).

The Chihuahua: Petite in size, popularity a husky among Arizonans

Zach Pleeter December 10, 2015

Alaska has the Alaskan Malamute, Massachusetts the Boston terrier, North Carolina the Plott Hound, but Arizona has nothing to call its “official” state dog.Unofficially, however, the state dog of Arizona...

Photo of the Dragoon Mountains, home of Cochise Stronghold (Photo by: Tombstone Epitaph).

Cochise: Arizona’s legendary Chiricahua Apache leader

Zach Pleeter November 19, 2015

Edward R. Sweeney’s fascination with Cochise began at 10 years of age.As a little boy, Sweeney says he read a biography about the tribe leader and became captivated by him as a warrior, man and leader...

A picture on display at the Arizona History Museum of two unidentified Chinese men in 1890. Courtesy of Arizona Historical Society.

The little-known history of Arizona’s Chinese

Zach Pleeter October 29, 2015

One insight struck Chia-Lin Pao Tao when she arrived in Tucson in 1976.She was most surprised by how few Asians she saw along with little, if any, marks of Chinese legacy in the area. Today, she knows...

The Wyatt Earp gun on display at the Arizona History Museum.

What became of Wyatt Earp’s guns?

Zach Pleeter October 8, 2015

Inside the Arizona History Museum beside the University of Arizona campus, held in a glass display, is a cream handled Colt .45 revolver that museum officials say once belonged to Tombstone legend Wyatt...

Rivera-Ashford looks at old newspapers which features articles written about her father. Photo taken by Zachary Pleeter/The Tombstone Epitaph.

A history of Jewish life in Arizona: Struggles and triumph in the desert

Zach Pleeter September 30, 2015

Robin Capin Rivera-Ashford knows how hard it was to grow up Jewish in the Grand Canyon State.“In my generation, I may have been the only one who had a bat mitzvah,” says Rivera-Ashford.She grew up...

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