Stories By

Kayla Samoy

Kayla is a recent college graduate from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Born in the Philippines but raised in Tucson since she was four, Kayla as interned at many local Tucson media organizations including Arizona Public Media, Inside Tucson Business and the Arizona Daily Star. After the Institute, she will move to Phoenix for a Pulliam Fellowship with the Arizona Republic.

Life

Chicken rentals are becoming more popular across the country. Rent the Chicken lets customers experience raising chickens without having to commit to keeping them long-term.

Life

Tucsonans are playing golf in the afternoon, eating outdoors and wearing sweaters in the evening as they enjoy one of the coolest Mays in decades.

Blog

Blog

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.

Blog

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.