Green Streets

Cities in the Sonoran Desert are heating up because of the urban heat island effect. Activist companies such as the Watershed Management Group are offering alternative infrastructure designs to fight the rising temperatures. Green streets redirect the flow of rainwater in a way that benefits local vegetation and the general populous that live near the infrastructure. Predominately concrete, the city of Tucson needs to implement “greener” ways of thinking to combat climate change. This story was published alongside a Green Valley News article attached below.


Old Tucson’s Steampunk Con

For three days out of the year, people from all over the world flock to Old Tucson to dress up and celebrate the United States largest steam punk convention. Landlocked scuba divers and makeshift sniper-wielding cowboys crossed paths without blinking an eye at each other.  The theme for 2014 was land vs. sea. Although no blows were exchanged, verbal confrontations freckled the dusty sets. The rhetoric used however was of a different nature — a polite one.

Google Glass

Nearly 2,000 journalists flooded to Chicago in the waning days of September, 2014 to attend the annual Online News Association. At the event reporters could try new technologies including Google Glass. Now that Glass is starting to transition out of its beta phase, journalists are trying to figure out how it can be used while reporting.

Davis-Monthan Airshow 2014

More than 100,000 came to see the varied fleet of aircraft that took to the skies this past weekend. From the moment when the gates opened at Davis-Monthan Air Force base, spectators crisscrossed across the airstrip making their way to the many different attractions that the Airshow offered. Close to a mile of front row space was available for observers to watch P-51 Mustangs, A-10 Warthogs and F-16 Fighting Falcons maneuvered over Tucson. Underneath massive shades of brown canopy military aircrafts from different generations was available to be seen and in some cases walked into. The smells of sunscreen, cooked meat and burning jet fuel pocketed the different quadrants of the event.