Stories By

Blanca Navarro

Blanca Navarro is an multi-award winning graphic designer, a list-maker, and an avid cat lover. She loves all things design, code, and cats. After four years of being a full-time student, Blanca is finally finishing up her remaining portfolio courses, and will graduate with a BFA in graphic design at California State University, Fullerton in May of 2016.


Print Design is an essential but often overlooked facet of newspaper journalism. Readers often taken for granted the effort put to laying out the stories, photography, columns and fine details of each newspaper page. This year’s Design students, Blanca Navarro and Keila Vizcarra, each designed pages from our printed newspaper editions. Take a look at their work.



Mia Chism, a copy editor at the Institute, loves spending time with people who love journalism as much as she does and would rather copy-edit in her spare time than watch Netflix.


It took a journey through social media to find a woman who went through a violent and traumatic trek to the United States. This is one of many examples of how social media can be used as a tool in reporting.

In Focus

With the temperature rising past 100 degrees, Thursday was a good day for Tucson’s city pools to open.