Mario Koran

Mario Koran’s jail stint turned into the journalism opportunity of a lifetime. Koran is a master’s student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and future intern at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Mariachi Keeps Mexican Culture Alive in Tucson

For some, mariachi is a way of life in Tucson. Los Changuitos Feos, the most famous mariachi youth group here, express their Mexican pride through folk songs.

Driving Into the Desert

For two men from Wisconsin, a trip to Ajo, Ariz., was almost surreal. The desert, the remote outpost of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the work thee officers have to do, combined to make an impression.

Ajo: A Grotesque Reality With Some Advantages

At a remote desert outpost two hours from Tucson, sheriff’s deputies deal with a grinding daily routine amid the harsh desperation of drug-smuggling and illegal border crossings.

Kristian Hernández

Kristian Hernández uses journalism as a way to explore his roots. Hernández, a University of Texas-El Paso graduate, has worked with Borderzine, Hispanic Link and the Star Tribune.