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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 SPORTS - 6 AARON GORDON EXPECTED TO BE ONE AND DONE SPORTS - 6 SURF AND TURF: BAT CAT MOORE CATCHES WAVES Thousands ring in Spring Fling BY ELIZABETH EATON The Daily Wildcat For its much-anticipated return to campus, Spring Fling drew tens of thousands of attendees to the UA Mall over the weekend. The annual student-run carnival attracted about 30,000 guests, including at least 10,000 UA students, for its 40th anniversary. Nicole Schwalbe, a biochemistry sophomore, said she felt that Spring Fling’s return to campus made it seem more like a UA event than just an offcampus carnival. “I think it benefitted because it was a lot more accessible to students, especially those without reliable transportation,” Schwalbe said. Matt Madrid, a sophomore in the School of Information, TAISHA FORD/THE DAILY WILDCAT SPRING FLING festival-goers enjoy the carnival rides on campus Sunday. The annual student-run carnival drew 30,000 people, including at least 10,000 UA students. Science, Technology and Arts, agreed that it was convenient to have Spring Fling on campus. “Last year we had to take a bus to get to the fairgrounds,” Madrid said. “It was a bit of a hassle. This year we could bike KAMP suffers weekend mishaps ARTS & LIFE - 10 ACTION FILM IS VIOLENT, BUT WELL DONE VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 133 our way there or walk our way there.” Overall, the event was a success, said Jared Young, the executive director of Spring Fling and a senior studying accounting and finance. “However you want to measure success, whether it’s attendance, excitement, satisfaction, feedback from other groups — all have been outstanding,” Young said. “I plan for the worst and hope for the best; all of it exceeded expectations.” While Young could not say how much money was raised for clubs, Schwalbe said that she appreciated the clubs’ presence at Spring Fling. “The fact that they still kept up with the tradition of the club booths was my favorite part because it benefits the students, and I got to eat deep fried Oreos,” Schwalbe said. Fundraising for clubs was not the only benefit of the event though; attendees also brought in more than 1,800 books for Sunday’s promotional book drive, 300 more books than last year. Young said he expects that the number of cans donated during the event also rose with the increase in attendance. Residents in the nearby Sam Hughes neighborhood, some of whom had originally SPRING FLING, 3 SURVEY SAYS BY JAZMINE FOSTER-HALL The Daily Wildcat OPINIONS - 4 TURKISH PRIME MINISTER NEEDS ACCOUNTABILITY FIND US ONLINE ‘Like‘ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter KAMP Student Radio went silent this past weekend. The radio station experienced technical issues early Saturday morning that lasted all weekend, according to Shannon Kurlander, journalism and theater arts senior and general manager of KAMP. The issues started when the wiring to a speaker in the KAMP studio in Park Student Union began smoking at around 2 a.m., Kurlander said. “We have a speaker in the station … and it’s just an on/off switch that plays the music out loud for anyone that’s hanging out here at KAMP,” Kurlander said. “One of the KAMPers was turning it on and it sparked a bit and there was smoke from it.” Alex Topete, an undeclared freshman and mobile DJ with KAMP, was at the station when the malfunction occurred. Topete said that he and a friend were about to leave the station when they noticed the wiring problem. “The volume control mouse started smoking, and once we saw KAMP, 3 Find us on Tumblr TAISHA FORD /THE DAILY WILDCAT THE CE 251 ELEMENTARY surveying class practices how to take measurements for building a house outside of the Arizona State Museum on Monday. Elementary surveying focuses on theories of measurements and errors. ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI 90 55 SUNNY LOW Full, Switzerland Lunar, Canada Eclipse, Canada 58 / 35 24 / 8 27 / 11 QUOTE TO NOTE “ Our addiction is to the instant gratification, the validation we think we’re getting when we get ‘likes’ on a picture.” OPINIONS — 4 Weekenders changing image of the frat party BY MICHAEL WOOLSEY Arizona Sonora News Service The image of some fraternity social events has come a long way from the standard Saturday night kegger in the party room, or the sudsy bacchanals presided over by John Belushi’s toga-clad Bluto Blutarsky (GPA: 0.0) at the fictional Delta house in the 1978 movie “Animal House.” Instead, imagine taking over a portion of a respectable hotel with 160 of your best friends for a long weekend of partying that would result in a high-end good time and stories you might not want to pass on to your children, but will probably cherish for life anyway. That’s a fraternity “weekender,” and these days a good one can cost as much as $100,000 to pull off. At colleges all over the country, fraternities have been polishing, or relishing recent memories of, a new kind of social event that takes money, planning, imagination and the desire and ability to get out of town. The weekender is an opportunity for members to bring a date and vacate local campuses. Charter buses take them to a destination of their choice and back home to academia. At the UA, the common Students dive in to digital worlds BY MARISSA MEZZATESTA The Daily Wildcat Planning, funding, security and transportation expenses of the trip must be calculated and arranged for months in advance. Executive members work together collecting fraternity dues, hiring security or negotiating with hotels and arranging transportation. The expenses of such trips are often covered by a fraternity’s social dues, which are paid each semester by active members. “The transportation, transportation team, security Through the use of virtual programs and the development of an iSchool, the UA is taking a digital approach to teaching its students. Ken McAllister, planning director of the school of information, explained that the iSchool is a collection of researchers and professors who are interested in finding out where information comes from and how it’s gathered, used and stored. “Universities are disciplinary, problems are not, and the idea of a school of information is that, instead of focusing on discipline, we focus on problems and issues and questions and challenges in the world and we bring people together,” McAllister said. McAllister added that digital humanities are an important component of the iSchool. The departments associated with the iSchool are working to develop WEEKENDERS, 3 DIGITAL SCHOOL, 3 COURTESY NATHAN PHILIPPE CJ O’NEIL, criminal justice junior, takes in the scenery at the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity weekender in Las Vegas. weekender location picks are San Carlos, Mexico, Las Vegas or Lake Havasu, Ariz. There are a lot of factors that go into planning a weekender. Many have to be approved through the school. “Spending time with friends outside the normal college atmosphere is the best part of weekenders,” said Kyle Schoch, a Sigma Alpha Epsilon member. Although weekenders are a time to get away from stresses and daily routines of college life, organizing one can take on elements of a corporate retreat.


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