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Boomer holding lantern wearing explorer hat. Type Boomer Goes Treasure Hunting!

Imagine decoding a tattered old map, puzzling out clues, following in the footsteps of an infamous pirate, and digging up buried treasure! The shiny coins and sparkle of jewels might be bright, but not as dazzling as the thrill of discovery.

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In My Neighborhood

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Kids in the Know

  • MAKING MOVES ON THE CHESS BOARD

     Being a Bear Essential News Young Reporter is teaching me to be creative, have a strategy, and to use my time wisely.

  • WHAT'S THE SCIENCE BEHIND FACE MASKS?

     Currently during the COVID-19 pandemic, masks have been a suggestion by scientists and health officials to help prevent the spread of the virus, along with hand washing and socially distancing.

  • JOIN THE CLUB––GIRLS WHO CODE

     Girls in 6th-12th grades are invited to join a free “Girls Who Code” club hosted by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) at UArizona.

Going Places

Movies & TV

  • SPIDER-MAN HAS A COOL NEW VERSE

    “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” was released in movie theaters Dec. 14. So far it has gotten good reviews from critics.

  • Class Wins a ‘Wonder’ Screening

    My class won a field trip to go see the movie “Wonder” at Harkins Theater.

  • ‘Ferdinand’ Screenwriter Shares His Story

    David Weiss, screenwriter for the upcoming movie "Ferdinand", shares his story a the Tucson J. 

Sports Beat

  • NEW TUCSON ARENA FOOTBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED

     Southern Arizona has a new football team. On Thursday, Sept. 20, I went to hear the announcement of the new team’s name and logo.

  • Talking Wildcat Sports

     I was very nervous when I arrived at Arizona Stadium. We went through the media elevator to the skybox. The hallways were crowded with journalists running through them.

  • College Football Bowl Time Excitement

    Last year during the college football bowl game season, the UofA Wildcats in the PAC 12 conference played Purdue from the Big 10 conference in the Foster Farms Bowl.