Prescott’s peccaries bring wilderness close to home

Jeff Rome Staff Writer Javelinas have, to their benefit or detriment, inspired myths as varied as their diet. These creatures, who resemble Pumbaa the warthog from Disney’s “The Lion King,” elicit many different responses from Prescottonians. Some adopt them as household pets. Some, seeing javelinas walking their way, grab their dog and jump in the … Continue reading

Kestrel High breaks ground on new mosaic bench

Photo by Chad Castigliano.   By Jeff Rome Students and faculty at Kestrel High School have been digging through Prescott’s tough dirt to recreate the mosaic bench destroyed last fall. “We want it to be as if they just took the bench, picked it up, and dropped it off right here,” said Ron Harvey, dean of … Continue reading

Music at Prescott College? A look at the past, present and future

Holly Rollovick Staff Writer From bands like the Butte Creek Boys and Bird Teeth, to singer/songwriters and rap artists, many Prescott College students are enamored with music. Yet, due to space and budget constraints, the college currently does not offer regularly scheduled music courses. Students who want to study the field must do so through … Continue reading

Forms of faith in Prescott: three voice their beliefs

Angela Marcinik Staff Writer There are over 40 places of worship within the city of Prescott, roughly one for every thousand Prescottonians. Three young residents share how their belief systems affect their lives. Josh Kelly is a Prescott College student studying adventure education and outdoor leadership. He plays poker regularly and laughs easily. He is … Continue reading

Australia comes to Prescott

Angela Marcinik Staff Writer Australian Aboriginal art is difficult to find in the United States and even more unusual in Prescott. When you walk through the doors of the Vigraha Art Gallery, it feels as though you have stepped into a foreign land. The vibrant reds and luminous oranges of Australian landscapes begin to envelop … Continue reading

Take a whisk: run the 34th annual Whiskey Row Marathon

By Jeff Rome Prescott’s own Whiskey Row Marathon will have thousands out on the roads this May 5. Events include — in addition to the full marathon — a half-marathon, a 10K, and a two-mile “fun run.” Tony Ebarb, Prescott resident and co-founder of the Whiskey Row Marathon, ran the 10K last year in his … Continue reading

Free your dependence at Freeskool

By Jeff Rome Freeskool is back. Take advantage of it. Hosting events such as crafts night, discussion on race and education, and a free swap, Prescott’s Freeskool gives the community a chance to learn and share with each other. What would you want to learn? What would you like to teach the world? According to … Continue reading

Prescott College adds on-campus Master’s program

By Mike Scott Prescott College is adding a Social Justice and Human Rights on-campus Master’s program scheduled for its first semester in the fall of 2012. According to Mary Poole, one of the Prescott College faculty members working on the initiative, this program is designed to “ … help students learn directly about how to … Continue reading

Sean Hennelly remembered

By Angela Marcinik Sean Hennelly, a Prescott College sophomore studying Adventure Education and Wilderness Leadership, passed away January 17 after a rock climbing accident at the Granite Dells in Prescott, AZ. Sean was born on October 4, 1984 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 27 years old. On a sunny afternoon at the Crossroads … Continue reading

Prescott prepares to celebrate Earth Day

Angela Marcinik Some favorite holidays are associated with fireworks, chocolates and presents. Earth Day focuses on selflessly giving back to the environment. As April 22 approaches, most Prescottonians go about their normal routines without realizing a holiday is coming. Yet for the past 42 years, people around the world have celebrated Earth Day annually every … Continue reading