THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014 VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 129 ASUA works to gain students SPORTS - 6 HOME SWEET HOME: UA GOLF MOVES SOUTH BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY The Daily Wildcat SPORTS - 6 BASEBALL FACES ARCH-RIVAL IN TEMPE, ARIZ. The Freshman Class Council will be using pizza and eegee’s to encourage students to get more involved with their student government. “Discover Your ASUA” is being organized by FCC as a way to encourage freshmen to get involved with the Associated Students of the University of Arizona during their next three years at the UA, according to Mary Rose Brennan, a pre-business freshman and outreach chair for FCC. Brennan said FCC members are putting on the event to better inform their fellow freshmen about the services ASUA has to offer, because a lot of students don’t know about all the different aspects of their student government. “Many freshmen don’t even know what ASUA is,” Brennan said, “so this would be a good chance for them to ASUA, 3 REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT THE FRESHMAN CLASS COUNCIL is using pizza and eegee’s to engage freshman members of the student body. Engagement is part of the mission of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, according to the statement on the wall of its office on the third floor of the Student Union Memorial Center. SWEET MUSIC ARTS & LIFE - 10 ARCHIVES SHOW DECADES OF VIDEO GAMES The Daily Wildcat PINK PRODUCTS CAN MEAN LITTLE IN CANCER CLASH FIND US ONLINE ‘Like’ us on Facebook facebook.com/dailywildcat Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/dailywildcat Find us on Tumblr tumblr.com/dailywildcat ON OUR WEBSITE DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI 95 61 SUNNY LOW Hot, Thailand Warm, Neth Balmy Beach, Canada 101 / 74 61 / 45 43 / 35 QUOTE TO NOTE “ Listen, Earth, you’re trying too hard to impress us. Stop spinning, relax and just be yourself.” OPINIONS — 4 Future Cat gets national honor BY LUKE DELLA OPINIONS - 4 For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out BASKETBALL REBECCA NOBLE/THE DAILY WILDCAT THE BRASS SECTION of the Wind Ensemble, led by Oscar Thorp, practices Richard Strauss’ “Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare” in front of the Fine Arts Box Office on Tuesday. There are still six months left until the Arizona Wildcats tip off the 201415 basketball season, but the defending Pac-12 Conference champions are already receiving praise for their upcoming season. On Tuesday, MaxPreps. com, an affiliate of CBSsports.com, named the Wildcats’ class of 2014 recruit and signee Stanley Johnson the national Player of the Year. The award is the icing on the cake for the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Stanley Johnson, a senior at Mater Dei high school in Santa Ana, Calif. While playing for the Monarchs, Stanley Johnson won four state titles, was named the California Gatorade Male Player of the Year, was named to the McDonald’s high school All-American team and led Mater Dei to a No. 1 ranking in the country by many polls. In his final game at Mater Dei in the CIF California boy’s basketball open division state championship game, Stanley Johnson scored 25 points to go along with eight assists and three steals. The Monarchs won 71-61 over Bishop O’Dowd High School of Oakland, Calif., on BASKETBALL, 7 Conference UA Vet looks at water school conservation gets no funding BY JORDAN FOWLER The Daily Wildcat The UA Water Resources Research Center held its annual conference titled “Closing the Gap Between Water Supply and Demand” on Tuesday. At the conference, a panel of speakers from groups around the state of Arizona weighed in on what is being done to address the water issue in Arizona. Tom Davis, the general manager for the Yuma County Water Users’ Association, outlined the ways in which Yuma farmers were efficiently using water resources and concluded that genetically modified organisms would be necessary for the farmers to save more water. “If you want agriculture to use less water, if you’re trying somehow to squeeze water out of agriculture to use somewhere else or to make up this gap … you’re going to have to go to GMOs,” Davis said. “Then you can begin to ask agriculture for some more water.” Davis presented data to show that for most crops aside from citrus, farmers are not using more water than they need to keep the crops alive. Davis explained that citrus is grown in sandy soil, which does not hold water well, so more water is needed. “The whole story here is that the irrigation methods that we are using in the Yuma valley are just pretty darn close to being as efficient as we can be,” Davis said. “If our farmers can be any more efficient, they will be.” WATER, 3 BY DAN DESROCHERS Arizona Sonora News Service PHOENIX — Sen. Steve Pierce (R-District 1) stood up on the Senate floor last week and attempted to get $4.2 million for the UA to start a veterinary program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Shortly after he finished talking, the nay votes overwhelmed the yeas, and the amendment was voted down. In his office, Rep. Ethan Orr (R-District 9) who has his two UA diplomas hanging behind his desk, remains on a mission. Early in the week, Orr, a former associate professor at the university, thought he could get the funding from the House, despite the lack of success of veterinary appropriations in VETERINARY, 3 GRACE PIERSON/THE DAILY WILDCAT AT THE SENATE BILL 1062 protest on Feb. 21, Rep. Ethan Orr (R-District 9) spoke at Wingspan. Orr is advocating to add money to the state budget to support a veterinary program at the UA.