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THE DAILY WILDCAT Printing the news, sounding the alarm, and raising hell since 1899 DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014 SPORTS - 8 WOMEN’S TENNIS SELECTED TO BIG DANCE SPORTS - 9 McKale’s facelift in progress BY HANNAH PLOTKIN The Daily Wildcat McKale Center is getting a makeover. Construction to improve fan and athlete facilities in McKale Center is now well underway. Discussions over improvements to McKale Center, which was built in 1973, have been in progress for a few years. The overall improvements include replacing the arena floor and seating, as well as working to improve locker rooms, restrooms and more. Steve Kozachik, associate director of athletics, facilities and capital projects, said construction is on schedule. The construction crews have demolished the existing arena floor and removed some of the seating and lighting, Kozachik said. Demolition of the locker rooms started at midnight on Monday. “Right now we’re in the ‘breaking it’ phase, and then we’re moving on to the ‘building it’ phase,” Kozachik said. MCKALE, 3 FIND OUT WHO’S HOT ‘N’ WHO’S NOT THIS WEEK VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 144 REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS remove the floor of McKale Memorial Center as part of the McKale renovation project on Tuesday afternoon. The renovation project is set to conclude by the start of the fall semester. SUPER CLEAN UA alum works to aid tribe in lawsuits ARTS & LIFE - 12 BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat BELLY DANCING TROUPE SHAKES IT AT SKY BAR OPINIONS - 4 HO, HO, HO? IT’S CHRISTMAS IN APRIL FOR LOGAN FIND US ONLINE ‘Like’ us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT KARYM LORETO and Lily Elena Schmidt wear “I am a Superhero at the University of Arizona Medical Center Diamond Children” caps while watching Spiderman clean windows at UMC Diamond Children’s on Tuesday morning. Superman and Batman joined Spiderman to wash windows and visit some patients on the fifth floor of UMC Diamond Children’s. Find us on Tumblr Since 1978, American Indian tribes have been unable to prosecute nonAmerican Indians for crimes. Now, Alfred Urbina and his team will lead the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona in doing just that. On Feb. 6, the Department of Justice announced that three tribes were selected to be part of a pilot project that allows them to prosecute nonAmerican Indians who had committed crimes of domestic violence against American Indian women. This pilot project is a part of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. Under VAWA, selected tribes can prosecute non-American Indians in cases of domestic violence and violations of orders of protection, said Urbina, chief prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona and a UA alumnus who completed the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy program and studied criminal justice at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Only three tribes in the U.S. were chosen to participate in the pilot project. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona was chosen because it had already implemented most of the requirements needed for tribes to carry out the prosecution of non-American Indians, Urbina said. These requirements include a guaranteed public defender for anyone who was arrested, a court system that records everything that goes on in court, judges who graduated from law school and are bar certified in the state of Arizona and more, Urbina said. TRIBE, 3 ON OUR WEBSITE For breaking news and multimedia coverage check out DAILYWILDCAT.COM WEATHER HI WINDY Once, Belgium Upon, Philippines Atime, Togo 85 58 LOW 66 / 50 88 / 78 91 / 75 Mind the gap: Year off can be a viable option and said the gap year gave her time to become a mentor for children and help them connect with each other and their For some students, gap years are community through the word of God. becoming an appealing option before “College was always in my plan, but jumping into university life. taking a gap year wasn’t,” Eugenio said. A gap year is a year “The gap year gave me off from schooling that the amazing opportunity If you don’t students can take for to mature and calm life have the drive to a variety of reasons, down before starting give up the work including personal issues, my college career, and life for your financial troubles and not provided me time to get feeling ready to make the a feel for living on my education, you transition from high school own and experience life won’t go back. to college. outside of school for a — Marissa Jamalyn Ray, global studies freshman Alexandra Eugenio, year.” a nursing sophomore, Marissa Jamalyn Ray, a took a gap year after high global studies freshman, school before attending the UA in the took her gap year after high school in order fall of 2012. Eugenio was working with a to work so she could help her mother pay Bahá’í religious program called the Junior for utilities and raise her younger brother. Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, BY MADISON BRODSKY The Daily Wildcat GAP YEAR, 3 REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT BONNIE BORDNER, art education senior, talks with Tracey McGhee, senior HR coordinator for Tucson Unified School District, about job opportunities with TUSD at UA Career Services’ Career Day on Tuesday. Some students decide to take a year or more off during the school year or in between high school and college. [analog] throughout the Park Student Union & Cactus Grill starting April 23


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