Stories By

Rachelle Krygier

I am a Venezuelan NYU Journalism and Politics Student.


The City of Tucson plans to double its budget for erasing graffiti. The proposed budget has received opposition from local art educators who advocate for more blank wall space for taggers to express themselves.


Homeowners turned a wall on their property, at a well-traveled intersection in Tucson, into a whiteboard to express their political beliefs.


The thirteenth year of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute kicks off in Tucson at the University of Arizona with 26 students from around the country and Times staff. The students are members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.



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.