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    10 resolutions for 2010

    Gordon Bates / Arizona Daily Wildcat
The UofA Poetry Center houses myriads of modern and classical poetry, as well as rare and special collections. With its seating areas, this is a comfortable place for students to relax and enjoy their favorite types of poems.
    Gordon Bates
    Gordon Bates / Arizona Daily Wildcat The UofA Poetry Center houses myriads of modern and classical poetry, as well as rare and special collections. With its seating areas, this is a comfortable place for students to relax and enjoy their favorite types of poems.

    Read something different

    Chances are, you’ll soon be doing plenty of reading for your classes, but how likely is your focus going to be on how the content is conveyed? The Poetry Center not only houses tens of thousands of volumes of poetry, but it’s also a spacious, quiet place architecturally designed to echo the structure of verse. Visit to explore, peruse, study or attend a reading.

    1508 E. Helen St., north of Speedway Boulevard and west of Cherry Avenue.

    Hours and a calendar of readings are available at

    — Christy Delehanty

    Exercise more

    The expansion of the Student Recreation Center opened this week, so it’s a good time to (re)start your exercise routine. Doubtlessly, checking out the cute exercisers and athletes who will be taking advantage of the new equipment provides incentive to visit daily.

    Student Recreation Center, Monday-Thursday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Weekend hours vary. Call 621-4709 or visit for more information.

    — Steven Kwan


    Get out of your ‘rut’

    Face it, we are all creatures of habit, victims of monotony. When is a better time to break free from your rut than the beginning of a new decade? Instead of shelling out money for a movie and popcorn, see your fellow classmates perform on campus. Last semester, the theatre department presented the hilarious musical “”The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”” You could even go to an intramural sporting event — Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Or maybe joining the Ramblers Hiking Club would be the perfect way to get your weekly dose of fresh air. Whatever your interests, the UA and the Tucson community offer many alternatives to being stuck in front of a computer or television screen all day.

    For information about performances and productions around campus visit If a new hobby or sport sounds more appealing, go to for a full list of campus clubs and organizations.

    — Dallas Williamson



    Have more ‘me’ time


    In 2010, you need to be a renegade about your time! Have a “”take no prisoners”” approach for spring break this year. Substitute popular locales like Rocky Point for a weeklong trip to another country with alternative spring breaks. If that’s not appealing, go on a road trip to California or New Mexico with a challenge.  Don’t let exam stress make you sick; prevent illness by indulging in “”you.”” Get a manicure, read that trashy novel on the UA Mall, attend a free boxing class or act like your flaky friends and say “”something came up”” so you can stay at home. Hey, if you don’t take care of yourself, then who will? 

    — Ada Dieke

    Tour Tucson

    Take advantage of living in a town big enough to attract Broadway and small enough to have its own flair. Tucson Music Hall will show Broadway’s “”Legally Blonde: The Musical”” Jan. 19-24, “”Fiddler On The Roof”” Feb. 23-28 and “”Chicago”” April 23-28. Here are five reasons to stay on campus: Marroney, Tornabene, Stevie Eller, Crowder and Holsclaw Theatres and Halls on campus exhibit UA’s tremendous talent in music, dance and theatre.

    Visit and search Tucson Music Hall for tickets. The UA’s Fine Arts Box Office is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour before performances. Call 621-1162 or visit

    — Kim Kotel

    Take in more Tucson theatre

    Tucson boasts multiple large theaters, is toured by many noteworthy companies and has more small, community theater troupes than many realize. In the New Year, live theater can be a way to take in the arts, have a laugh, enjoy commentary on society or just forget what is going on in your life for a few hours. Some of Tucson’s theaters include:

    Arizona Theatre Co:

    Live Theatre Workshop:

    UA’s own Arizona Repertory Theatre:

    Be sure to look out for play and musical reviews in WildLife this semester, and be sure to check the calendar for shows in and around town.

    — Ali Freedman

    Try new things

    With school starting up, you may not know what to do with your free time. Sitting there hunched in front of your laptop, eyes burning, iTunes blaring during another wasted night isn’t very stimulating — and let’s be honest, it’s nothing new. Trade in your micro-laptop speakers for the real deal at any venue around town. You never know who you’ll meet. Check out the upcoming shows featuring Bowling For Soup at Club Congress Jan. 27 and Hellogoodbye with New Found Glory at the Rialto on Jan. 30.

    — Emily Moore

    Less Hulu, more homework

    Who really needs more “”Jersey Shore””? This year, take a break from the viral videos and save your screen time for what you really love. Pick up a new activity and keep the remote close only for shows like “”The Office”” in late January, “”Lost”” in February or “”Glee”” in April.

    — Kathleen Roosa

    Get something posted on MLIA

    Less sexually awkward than and less depressing than, is a hodgepodge of the crazy things that happen to normal people. In 2010, have an amazing adventure with friends or witness an ironic event. So tell that “”Twilight””-obsessed girl you’re on Team Frodo. Have a pillow fight on the UA Mall. And prove to yourself that your life is anything but average.

    — Kathleen Roosa

    Stay committed

    The hit television series “”Lost”” has sent its audience through five seasons of mind-bending conspiracy and time travel. On Feb. 2, it will kick off its final season. Even those who have fallen out of touch with the show in recent years will want to tune in for answers. Will it be worth the wait? One can only hope.

    “”Lost”” on ABC, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.

    — Katie Gault

    Be proactive

    Now that winter break is over, it’s time to start the job/internship hunt for this semester and summer. UA Career Services is putting on a professional development seminar to teach participants what is expected and how to prepare so we can all stop stressing about flubbing up an important interview.

    Jan. 27 from 1-1:50 p.m. Call 621-2546, e-mail at or visit for more information.

    — Bryan Ponton

    Get local

    New to Tucson? Shake up your weekly routine with local events like the Ocotillo Poetry Slam, held the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. at Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea, 1730 E. Speedway Blvd. or the Tuesday Night Bike Ride, which begins at 8 p.m. at the flagpole by Old Main. These unique activities will allow you to sample Tucson’s notorious weirdness for yourself.

    — Emily Bowen

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