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Startup simplifies college
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Not only did the movie “The Social Network” gross around $96 million, it also inspired a couple of UA students to push forward with their dream of creating a startup, which will launch its pilot program this summer. Andrew Chaifetz and Matthew Silverstone, currently both marketing seniors, co-founded NoteBowl in 2011. Frustrated with the lack of student engagement and networking, the two went to work creating the startup to help students connect with classmates and professors. The purpose of NoteBowl is to aggregate all courses, information, applications and resources on campus into one social platform. The NoteBowl team, consisting of 14 students,
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will launch a summer pilot the startup is not a UA project or product. program with professors. “They seem to be a group of “It’s really just about seeing a frustration and having the great, smart young people who passion to solve that problem are taking a lot of initiative to crease a business, and come up and that’s always with a really a very good good solution,” Your college is thing,” Wadlund Chaifetz said. “I not just about said. “It’ll be just had the drive your courses. very interesting and persistence It’s your entire and exciting to to get through see how things it and that’s university progress for what it’s all experience. them.” about. I wake When the up NoteBowl — Andrew Chaifetz, co-founder of NoteBowl idea was born, and go to sleep Chaifetz and NoteBowl.” Silverstone spoke L a u r e l with professors W a d l u n d , assistant director of production and administrators and searched integrity and enterprise for programmers who could help applications at UITS, is advising make their vision a reality. In the NoteBowl team in getting its December, the team received a pilot off the ground, although $300,000 Angel investment from
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a former network and systems administrator at Microsoft, which is helping them hire the individuals necessary to progress. The startup will allow students to collaborate with classmates and integrate class syllabi into one calendar, which then syncs to mobile phones. Students can receive instant notifications about tests and quizzes and ask professors questions, among other functions. Since the platform will also integrate Google Apps, students can sync Google Drive to their phone where they can edit and update to NoteBowl. Chaifetz said the ultimate goal is to simplify the organizational process for college students. “Every student that I talked to said, ‘Man, I wish everything was
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UA club works to quench thirst BY HANNAH PLOTKIN The Daily Wildcat
In places where water is scarce, such as Swaziland and Uganda, finding enough to survive can be a challenge — a UA club is trying to make it a little easier. In these countries, women and children walk miles to collect unsanitary water. A jerrycan , normally used to store gasoline, is often used to carry the water. When full, a standard jerrycan weighs more than 44 pounds. Carrying these cans for miles can cause spinal and pelvic malformations. Once the water is collected, there is usually no way to sanitize it, leaving the drinker vulnerable to parasites and disease. “We live in a world where nearly 1 billion people don’t have access to safe drinking water,” said Evan Wesley, a speaker for Thirst Project. “That’s like one-in-eight
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CLAUDIA ARELLANO, a pre-public health sophomore, browses through books of posters on the UA Mall on Tuesday. The stand selling posters is owned by Trent Graphics and has a variety of music and pop culture-related posters of varying sizes.
It hit me really hard. We just take for granted the water that we have.
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LGBTQ Affairs to host spring open house in new center a dual purpose: We are doing activism to change policy and get more rights for LGBTQ people The Office of Lesbian, Gay, on campus, but also providing a Bisexual, Transgender and social space for students to get to Questioning Affairs and Pride know each other and feel safe in, Alliance are hosting a Spring Open where they can be who they are House today to welcome students and not have to hide it.” and faculty into their new center This open house is particularly and kick off the spring semester. special to LGBTQ Affairs because LGBTQ Affairs it is the first works to build, official spring We are doing sustain and since the strengthen a group moved activism to safe and open in to the change policy environment for new LGBTQ and get more faculty, students, Resource rights for alumni, parents and Center last LGBTQ people. guests of all gender April, said — Juan Perevra, identities and J e n n i f er graduate intern REBECCA SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT sexual orientations, Ho e f l e coordinator for LGBTQ JUAN PEREYRA AND KATIE KILBY stand outside of the LGBTQ Resource Center. Pereyra is according to its Olson, the Affairs mission statement. p r o g r a m an internship coordinator for the resource center and Kilby is the Pride Alliance co-director. “A lot of the time, director for that had a shower curtain and sense of privacy, because there students come to this campus not LGBTQ Affairs. LGBTQ Affairs other people could still hear your are sensitive issues that are talked knowing where to find friends previously occupied a space in the conversation,” Pereyra said. “That about.” or who they can meet,” said Juan Center for Student Involvement Students will have the was difficult because LGBTQ Pereyra, the graduate intern and Leadership. students sometimes need that coordinator for LGBTQ Affairs. “It’s “Before, we were in a cubicle LGBTQ, 3 BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat
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AARON BELL, a computer science senior, drives while Grant Rosenberg, a sociology sophomore, rides on the back of the U of A Chabad club’s tricycle on the UA Mall on Tuesday. Bell and Rosenberg use the club’s tricycle to raise awareness about the club’s presence on campus. The club meets at the Chabad House and promises to be “the warmest place away from home.”
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people walking on this planet.” The Thirst Project was formed in Los Angeles in 2008 by a group of eight college students. They began with simple grassroots campaigns to raise money to build freshwater wells in developing countries. They also formed local water boards to help maintain and regulate those wells. Wesley’s talk was organized by the UA Thirst Project Club, founded in the spring of 2012 by Ashkan Rastegar, a physiology junior and club president. The club currently has 30-35 members and five officers. Rastegar said the club is helping make a change. “We make a lot of difference with social media,” he said. Rastegar said it is important to have an extension of the Thirst Project on the UA campus to get students involved. “Unless there is someone dedicated to bringing this to a college campus, nothing is going to happen,” he said. “You have to have a club and have an incentive for people to join and to make a difference.” UA Thirst Project Club officer and nursing junior Tori Kinion said she became involved with the organization after seeing a presentation in high school four years ago. “It really hit me hard,” Kinion said. “We just take for granted the water that we have.” The Thirst Project began outreach and fundraising programs in Los Angeles and now works nationally as a nonprofit. In addition to raising funding to build wells, it also runs outreach programs to get youth involved. “We thought, ‘How can we be different than all the other water organizations?’” Wesley said. “‘Let’s use young people.’” Wesley has been working for Thirst Project for a year. He began working in the organization after graduating with a degree in environmental science. He speaks at multiple events a year, mostly at schools.
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automatically in one place,’” Chaifetz said. “Students already have enough on their plate. Why can’t we just automatically organize this stuff for them and make education more about the learning and not about organizing technology?” Hope Towne, an adjunct instructor with the Center for English as a Second Language, said NoteBowl could especially benefit students in CESL because professors use two
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Thomas Bello, biomedical engineering sophomore “I enjoy getting to share things that make me excited with other people — seeing them get excited about things I care about.”
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EVAN WESLEY GIVES A PRESENTATION on the Thirst Project, the largest youth-founded water resource program, in the Student Union Memorial Center on Monday.
The UA club organizes fundraising events throughout the year, such as percentage nights at restaurants and booths at club fairs, and also brings in speakers from the Thirst Project every spring. The club’s outreach isn’t just limited to campus — the UA Thirst Project also attends art festivals around Tucson. “We kind of try to raise awareness to the greater Tucson community and let them know that there is something like this going on,” Rastegar said.
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different systems: Desire2Learn and Jupiter Grades. “I know for our students it can be confusing,” Towne said. “They can kind of get mixed up between the two [systems]. I think integration is very helpful.” Last spring, the company was named one of the top 15 college innovations in the nation by Microsoft, and the team was invited to Silicon Valley. There, team members met startup founders from Yelp, Flixster and TaskRabbit and participated in a startup bootcamp. The team is also competing
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opportunity to meet the staff and interns who help run the center, as well as become familiar with the new space, said Katie Kilby, co-director of Pride Alliance. Many students still haven’t had the opportunity to spend time in the space and make it their campus home, Kilby said. “We hope that this open house will help break down that barrier,” Kilby said. “It’s really an opportunity to talk with people, to ask questions and get to know more about
in the Venture Madness pitch competition, which is run by the Arizona Commerce Authority and Invest Southwest. Chaifetz said the NoteBowl team represents some of the youngest members competing. This summer, when the cofounders graduate, they plan to move to the Scottsdale/ Phoenix area, where they will analyze the pilot program and see how successful it was. Chaifetz said his hope is that NoteBowl will eventually serve as the platform for universities across the nation and become the future of education.
what we do.” This event helps highlight the work the LGBTQ community is doing on campus and showcase the new center, according to HoefleOlson. “Definitely getting a physical space that we can call a center has been at the top of my list,” Hoefle-Olson said. “I really see this as a result of years and years of advocacy, and it’s really exciting to be able to offer this to students, staff, faculty and alumni.”
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“Your college is not just about your courses,” Chaifetz said. “It’s your entire university experience, and that’s what we’re trying to capture with NoteBowl. We feel a more connected campus will produce more efficiency and more effectiveness and allow students to be more successful and understand everything that’s going on at the university.” KYLE MITTAN/THE DAILY WILDCAT
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No tanks, bro: Keep UA a DMZ BY Logan Rogers The Daily Wildcat
Winter is more than halfway over, which means the end of Southern Arizona’s three months of sweater weather is getting closer by the day. Along with the arrival of spring, I’ve heard that bro tanks will soon be back and more popular than ever at the UA. I think this trend should be a major cause for concern, consternation and outrage. I know that Arizona has a reputation of being enthusiastic about the Second Amendment, but I think letting ordinary bros have tanks on campus goes a little too far. Personally, I think only trained military personnel should have tanks. Bro tanks could be a campus safety issue. The Arizona Board of Regents policy manual bans the “use, possession, display, or storage of any weapon” on public university campuses. Many people would see a tank as a threatening “weapon.” Even if the tank’s cannon is technically deactivated, you still might be more hesitant to make an angry gesture at someone in a tank than at someone in a Volkswagen bug. It seems inconsistent and hypocritical. Besides safety, there are tons of other reasons why bros taking tanks to campus is a bad idea. Isn’t traffic on Interstate 10 bad enough with all the semi trucks? I’m not an expert on heavily-armored military vehicles, but I doubt most tanks can cruise along at 75 mph. The M1 Abrams tank used by the U.S. military, for example, has a maximum road speed of 42 miles per hour. That’s not going to cut it on the freeway, bro. These tanks will slow everything down, and their only economic benefit will be improving the job security of traffic reporters. And bros in tanks will make the already bad campus parking situation even worse. I seriously doubt most tanks can fit between those yellow lines in our parking garages. And if any of them tries to fit in one of those “compact car” spaces, I really hope UA Parking and Transportation Services throws a whole book of tickets at them. What about the environmental effect of bro tanks? I thought we were trying to be a green campus. Tanks may be famous for helping the Soviets defeat the Germans in World War II, but they are not so famous for having great gas mileage. Last time I checked, Toyota didn’t make a hybrid tank. The folks there need to get on that, but until they do, let’s make sure tank exhaust doesn’t stink up University Boulevard. Even if we did allow tanks on campus, it definitely wouldn’t be fair to limit them to bros. There’s no place for gender discrimination in 2014. Besides, I’m pretty sure Title IX would require us to have just as many babe tanks as bro tanks. In conclusion, if you ask me whether we should allow bro tanks on campus, I will have to say, “Thanks, but no tanks!” Breaking news: I have just been informed that bro tanks are actually tank top shirts, not armored military vehicles. It was an honest mistake, just like that time I denounced a sub shop that was moving into the neighborhood because I thought it was crazy to sell submarines in the middle of the desert. How was I supposed to know they were only sandwiches? Anyway, I guess bro tanks probably don’t need to be banned, though I do have some arguments against them. However, that would be a whole other column I’m too lazy to write, even if that means this one totally tanks. Disclaimer: As a general rule, nothing in Logan Rogers’ columns should be taken seriously.
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NSA website can’t encrypt its covert mission to convert kids BY Eleanor Ferguson
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Lots of children play games and use toys related to adult careers: cops and robbers, spaceman, Operation, among many others. Playing in this manner teaches children about different jobs and inspires them to want to become doctors, cops or actors. But it’s a bit trickier to imagine what we’d give children to motivate them to become National Security Agency agents. According to the NSA’s CryptoKids website, the answer is information about creating and breaking codes, math and logic games and a healthy dose of propaganda. After all, how else will the NSA convince the next generation that it’s harmless? Nine cartoon characters, all with backgrounds in language or intelligence, inhabit the website. The troupe is designed to appeal to the youngest of visitors, especially to their fervent sense of patriotism. One of the characters is an American eagle named Sergeant Sam, who joined the military right out of high school. Each cartoon’s biography advocates the “kewl” aspect of breaking codes and of being a step ahead of “the enemy.” The site also emphasizes how vital it is to know what “the bad guys” are up to, without clearly defining just who they are. The website’s whole approach reads like propaganda trying
to show kids that spying and invasions of personal information and passwords online. But plenty of information about Internet privacy are fun and acceptable. While national security is an important safety already exists for kids to find. An topic children should be educated on, they agency responsible for spying doesn’t need to shouldn’t be taught that having no privacy be the group giving advice about protecting from the government is a normal part of life. personal information and online activities, If allowed to spread this message, the feds when these will most likely be monitored are essentially telling kids that their rights as by said agency at some point in time. It’s yet citizens are conditional and subject to change another attempt by the NSA to hide its true agenda: indoctrination. according to the government’s will. Children should be taught about security In addition to this “Big Brother is good” concept, the NSA is teaching children to be and national pride, but they should learn about these concepts overly suspicious. In our post-9/11 from more objective society, anyone can be targeted as sources than CryptoKids. a threat to national security. This The feds are The NSA’s approach to is a practice that the NSA is trying essentially educating children about to instill in the impressionable telling kids its duties and about minds of our nation’s kids, though that their threats to the nation’s this may not be immediately rights as safety is simplistic, apparent. partisan and more useful At first, it may seem like the NSA citizens are for recruitment than is also interested in dispensing conditional. as an honest attempt genuine information about at education. Trickery job opportunities. CryptoKids or biased persuasion, contains a page specifically for high school and college students about especially by the government and especially NSA programs and careers with the agency. targeted at children, will always be But with such childish themes, the site unacceptable, no matter how much the times seems ill-suited for these age groups. Their — and children’s games — change. more developed minds would see through the NSA’s tricks quickly: The site is clearly intended for children. The inclusion of a section about Internet safety on the site is another trick disguising — Eleanor Ferguson is a prethe NSA’s underlying motives. Two of its journalism freshman. Follow her characters, Cyndi and Cy, aka the CyberTwins, @DailyWildcat. talk about the importance of protecting
Your Views Online comments From “UAPD officer gets super extreme DUI” (by Ethan McSweeney, Feb. 2) A cop ignoring the law. What a shock. — David From “E-cigs spark smoking etiquette revamp” (by Eric Klump, Jan. 29) I don’t like the smell of some perfumes, they smell shitty… can we ban them then?? How about people that cook shitty smelling food? Get over yourself and mind your own damn business. — Tom Pavone
As an electronic cigarette smoker myself, I do agree that people could be more courteous about where they use their device, and I’m ashamed when I see someone using their device in a place that is going to get negative attention. As all things that were once free in America, the rude, stupid, and ignorant people will ruin the fun for everybody, and the wussiest of wussies will get their way. Soon, my healthier (and no, not debate-ably healthier) habit will be no different than smoking in many peoples eyes, ruining many people’s opportunities to quit, or abstain, and be healthier. It’s a shame. — Matt
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Social norms are transitory at best. I recall, as a senior in high school, going to the local community college to take my SATs. I entered the class room and to my amazement there were ashtrays on the desks. WOW!! I smoked a whole pack while taking my SATs. Many offices, including doctors’ offices, had little wooden or metal ornate cases on their desks filled with cigarettes. It was as casual to offer someone a cigarette as a glass of water. Times have changed. E-cigs ARE changing social norms. They are not bringing back cigarettes or smoking into social and business situations. They are NEW and they are different and they are going to require time for NEW “norms” to develop. An interesting point in the OP. Everyone farts. Everyone. But is anyone calling for a ban on assholes? (Might be a good idea.) No, we communicate with one
another and work out what we as individual groups, in individual situations, find appropriate. (Tell cowboys sitting around a campfire eating beans if they need to go somewhere else to fart.) Maybe we just need to get comfortable talking to each other eye to eye again, instead of leaving it up to The Powers That Be. —SheerLuckVapor From “Hockey snaps 37 game winless streak against ASU” (by Joey Putrelo, Feb. 2) There was a lady wearing an ASU jersey standing next to the door, being very obvious about filming UA fans as they left the building after Friday’s loss. Funny … didn’t see her standing there on Saturday. —fishbert
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A UA student called the University of Arizona Police Department to report an altercation with her former roommate on Jan. 24. She said that her roommate hadn’t returned her No. 11 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals jersey she had let the roommate borrow for a work event. At the time of the exchange, both women were roommates and friends, but since then had no longer been roommates due to conflicting personalities. The student said that she spoke to her former roommate about getting the jersey back, but the ex-roommate claimed she no longer had it. The UAPD officer contacted the ex-roommate to arrange a time to return the student’s jersey. However, when they met, she said that she no longer had the jersey because she let another friend borrow it and could not reach her to get it back. The ex-roommate said that she would try to get it back within the next few days. After a couple days had passed, the student texted her ex-roommate about the jersey, but she said again that she didn’t have it and would get it back. Over the next few days, the ex-roommate began receiving threatening text messages about returning the jersey. It was finally returned during a final exchange between both women and a UAPD officer.
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A UA student received a referral for possession of a glass pipe with marijuana residue on Jan. 27 at ArizonaSonora Residence Hall. UAPD responded to a call from a resident assistant reporting the strong smell of marijuana on the third floor. When the UAPD officer went to the third floor, he could smell a strong perfume aroma as well as the faint smell of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. The officer knocked on the door to confirm where the smell was coming from. The resident answered and had no problem letting the officer come into the room to speak with her. As the officer entered, he saw that the other roommate was present as well. The officer told both students that he could smell marijuana coming from the room. The two said that they didn’t have any marijuana and had not been smoking. He proceeded to ask them if he could search their room and they agreed. After searching, the officer found a red tin box with a glass pipe that contained marijuana residue. He asked whose it was and one of the girls replied that it was hers. The student was referred to the Dean of Students Office.
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Last Tuesday, UAPD responded to a UA student’s request to document multiple unwelcome text messages she had received. The student said she believed her phone number had been put on a “sex chat” website after she received multiple text messages asking her to send pictures of herself. She did not send any pictures, but received three nude pictures of random men and many sexual text messages. Although the messages were not threatening in any way, the student wanted them to be documented just in case. The student said she believes that her two exroommates are responsible for putting her phone number on a sex website. The student changed her phone number and stopped receiving the messages.
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and the largest in Tucson Southwestern Jewelry Pavilion with over 100 booths. Cost is free.
Film – ‘About 111 Girls’ 7 p.m. in the Marshall Building, Room 490. First Wednesday of every month enjoy the debut films by Middle Eastern directors as part of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ film series. Transgender Studies Cluster Hire 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at GWS 100, 925 N Tyndall Ave. Pedro Di Pietro discusses “Living Sideways: The Underside of Queer Space in the Southern Andes.” Mirror Lab Tours 1 p.m. at the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, East side of UA football stadium. Tours offer a unique opportunity to experience and learn how this facility melds cutting-edge scientific research with innovative manufacturing techniques that are changing the way we explore the Universe. Tours are 90 minutes in length and are available Monday-Friday only. Reservations required. Tours limited to ages 10 and older. Exhibit – ‘Mars Madness’ 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd.
TUCSON EVENTS “Nature Illustrated” 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily Nov. 15-Feb. 16 at the Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Paintings, drawings, and digitally generated illustrations that take a close look at the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert and the greater Southwest. Included with $10 admission. Alien Invasion of the Plant Kind 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily Jan. 2-April 30 at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Learn how plant and animals can invade new territory and the problems they cause. Invasive weeds threaten the quality of natural resources on both public and private lands and could cost millions of tax dollars to fix. $13, discounts available. JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show 2014 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Jan. 30-Feb. 10 at the Tucson Expo Center. JOG Tucson Show features the largest in the USA Amber Jewelry pavilion with manufacturers and designer coming from Poland, Lithuania, Russia
Painting & Wine: ‘Wine Bottles’ Acrylic Painting 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Creative Juice, 6530 E Tanque Verde #160. Spend an afternoon painting and sipping wine with friends. Follow our instructor’s easy instructions as you create your own masterpiece. $29; includes all art supplies and first drink. 55th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. February 5-9 at Village of Tubac, 12 B Tubac Road. Over 170 artist and craftspeople. Food available. Cost is free; $8 parking benefits local non-profits. Rose Cabat at 100: A Retrospective Exhibition of Ceramics Feb.01- Sept. 14, 2014 Wed, Fri, Sat 10:00am-5:00pm: Thurs 10:00am-8:00pm: Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm. 140 N. Main. Tucson Museum of Art celebrates the artistry of Rose Cabat--an American studio ceramicist living in Tucson. This exhibition will be a survey of her different styles from the 1960s until the present to celebrate the year of her 100th birthday.
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DeMont named head coach A fixture of UA swimming and diving since the 1970s, former Arizona swimmer and assistant Rick DeMont tabbed to lead the Wildcats BY MARK ARMAO
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Former Wildcat swimmer and longtime assistant coach Rick DeMont was named head swimming and diving coach on Tuesday. He served as interim head coach for much of this season following the leave of absence and subsequent resignation of former head coach Eric Hansen. DeMont said he is honored to take the helm of a “prestigious program” like Arizona swimming. “This is a great place to run a program, and I’m excited about the possibilities,” DeMont said. DeMont swam for the UA in the late 1970s and has served on the Arizona coaching staff for 25 seasons. “We’re extremely pleased to have someone with Rick DeMont’s credentials involved in our swimming and diving program,” said athletic director Greg Byrne in a press release. “Rick has been a dedicated Wildcat for over a quarter of a century, and he’s earned the opportunity to lead our program,” he continued. “His resume speaks for itself, and we know he’ll continue to build on the rich tradition of Arizona swimming.” Despite the change in title, members of the team still know DeMont by his nickname, “Rocket.” And judging by his accolades as a swimmer, it’s an appropriate moniker. DeMont is a former worldrecord holder in the 1500-meter freestyle, the 400m freestyle and the 4x100m freestyle relay. He was also the first man to swim the 400m freestyle in under four minutes. These, along with
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RICK DEMONT (right) talks with junior Kevin Cordes (left). DeMont, the first man to break the four-minute barrier in the 400m freestyle, was named head swimming and diving coach for UA on Tuesday after serving as interim head coach since October.
numerous other achievements, earned him a place in the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1990. Reflecting on his history with UA swimming, DeMont said he couldn’t see himself anywhere else. “I’m familiar with this program going all the way back to the ’60s,” DeMont said. “I graduated from [the UA]. I don’t know how to be anything but a Wildcat.” DeMont served as head coach in an interim capacity since October, when then-head
coach Eric Hansen took a leave of absence for undisclosed “personal matters.” In January, Hansen resigned. Despite the distractions caused by Hansen’s departure, assistant coach Brandy Collins Maben said that the team made the transition smoothly under DeMont’s leadership. “We have been kind of sailing since October, so when [Hansen] resigned, it really wasn’t anything different from our day-to-day on deck,” she said. Collins Maben, who swam for
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DeMont during her collegiate career, said that she feels blessed to be able to work alongside her friend and mentor. “[DeMont’s] energy is unbelievable, and his knowledge and wisdom is the best in the world,” she said. “We couldn’t be happier or luckier to have him step up.”
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Indoor Back for more: Ross Wildcats rewriting record books BY ZOE WOLKOWITZ The Daily Wildcat
Nick Ross is soaring higher than ever. After he redshirted last year due to injury, the senior high jumper for Arizona track and field announced he was back by breaking the school record. Twice. In the season opening meet at NAU, Ross cleared 7-6.5 (2.30m), which he then bested a week later in New Mexico with a leap of 7-7 (2.31m). On Jan. 27, Ross was named U.S. Track and Field and Cross COURTESY OF JB GALLEGOS Country Coaches’ Association SENIOR NICK ROSS high jumps at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational. Ross Men’s National Athlete of the took first place and cleared 7 -7, a new school record. Week. Ross isn’t satisfied yet, though. [assistant] coach Blockburger is was forced to redshirt the “I have pretty high following season in 2013. Ross just awesome.” expectations for myself because In 2010, in his first season said he was devastated that he what I have accomplished thus competing at a collegiate level, did not attain his goal of making far, I am nowhere near happy Ross earned All-American it to the Olympics. with,” Ross said. To add insult to injury, he honors in the high jump at the Basketball was Ross’ first love. NCAA Indoor and Outdoor had to sit out and recover for He was all-league his junior and Championships. By the time of an entire season while his senior years at Vista Murrieta his sophomore season in 2011, teammates competed. High School in Murrieta, Calif., “The fuel I have built up from Ross’ name was ubiquitous. but decided to switch to track He was the 2011 Pac-10 the past year and a half is about and field. Conference champion, 2011 to be put into work,” Ross said. “I had played basketball all After missing last year, Ross is MPSF Championship Runnermy life from when I was 5 to Up and earned a spot on the All- having his best season ever. the time I was a senior in high Ross dedicated the school American team. school, but track was going well By 2012, Ross had record to his former teammate for me, so I figured if I stuck with distinguished and friend Lezo Urreiztieta, who it, I could get himself as a died in December. a scholarship “This year, Nick is more champion running track,” The fuel I have by winning driven than previous years,” Ross said. built up from the 2012 junior high jumper Shakayla “ G o i n g the past year Indoor NCAA McEaddy said. “Not that he well” was an Championship wasn’t always driven, but he just and a half is understatement in the high came off a redshirt year and an about to be for Ross. He jump, the injury and he wants to prove he’s put into work. won the high first track and great. Also, Lezo’s passing really jump at the 2009 field title in motivated him; it’s something California State — Nick Ross, senior Wildcat history. that he thinks about each time high jumper Championships, In addition, he jumps.” as well as at the Ross’ and Arizona’s new Ross was also 2008 Golden the 2012 Pac-12 Conference record, set at the New Mexico West Invitational, and had the Cherry & Silver Invitational a champion. No. 2 jump amongst all high At the U.S. Olympic Trials, Ross week later, ranks as the No. 1 school athletes during 2008. cleared 7-1.75 in the preliminary collegiate mark in the country During his senior year in 2009, round, which qualified him so far this year. Ross was champion of both the “My expectations are to at for a spot in the finals. In the high jump and the long jump finals, Ross had a personal-best least be jumping around the at the California Interscholastic clearance of 7-5.75, earning an collegiate high jump record,” Federation Championships, and Ross said. Olympic Trials Bronze Medal. on Honor Roll two years. Ross did not earn a spot on The UA was the first school to Team USA. Even though he took send Ross a letter. third place, he failed to meet the “I wanted to stay close to home Olympic “A” Standard of 7-7. [in California], but coach Harvey — Follow Zoe Wolkowitz Due to an ankle injury, Ross made me feel so comfortable and @zowolko
adjust to sand play BY TYLER KECKEISEN The Daily Wildcat
Volleyball is a sport where agility is important, so the transition from indoor to sand is difficult for players, especially when the surface feels like quicksand compared to a wooden court. Sand volleyball is Arizona’s newest sport, but most of its players are on the indoor team as well. To help with the transition, UA head coach Steve Walker said they are taking baby steps by reteaching the fundamentals. “Obviously, we want to practice and focus on mental and practice habits,” Walker said. “I am pleased with the group of players’ effort and the way they have competed so far.” Walker’s roster consists of 13 student athletes, nine coming from the indoor team and four sand-only players. Since this is Arizona’s first season in the new sport, which was inaugurated in 2011, the players need to get acclimated to new practice techniques. “So far, we have been concentrating on the first two contacts,” Walker said. “With us having a number of players transitioning from the indoor game, we need to start getting really comfortable with the serve-receive aspects of the game, and the setting part of the game.” Perfecting the serve-receive and setting aspects will be vital, since wind conditions will affect ball trajectory. “Going from indoor to outdoor, I need to work on getting comfortable with timing and atmosphere,” said junior Jane Croson, who accumulated nearly 300 digs indoors in 2013. “It’s hard getting adjusted to wind conditions when you play outside, but it just takes [time to get] adjusted to the little things.” But in time, Walker said he thinks his players will become more comfortable with the newer mental reps. “It’s going to be a challenge, since those two things of mental reps have been drilled into their heads for most of their career indoors,” Walker said. “Now, they have to transition to sand and basically relearn newer techniques.” Walker was associate head coach
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STEVE WALKER, head coach for the UA sand volleyball team, demonstrates techniques the team can use during the upcoming season at the Jimenez Practice Facility on Monday. The season will begin in March.
of the UA indoor team, head coach of UC Davis’ indoor squad, played indoor in college and played beach volleyball professionally. “When they are outside, the technique and timing is completely different,” Walker said. “So, just getting them comfortable in [serve-receive and setting aspects] of the game is a good first step.” Running in the sand and maintaining responsibilities to the indoor team makes players sore, but junior Madi Kingdon, who is an outside hitter on the indoor team, said she is not too worried about that. In preparation for the team’s first match on March 7 against Arizona Christian at home, it will be practicing daily Monday through Friday with all 13 players. However, there will only be sand-only players on Wednesday, as that day will consist mainly of drills.
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osing Brandon Ashley for the year could end up dooming Arizona’s season, but dwelling on that is asking for trouble. It’s time to move on. What’s next involves replacing Ashley’s production and figuring out the rotation, now that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is expected to be the new starter. I say stick with what has made this Arizona team so deadly and continue to use bigger lineups. The team is in the middle of a record-breaking year, and there’s no reason to change what has gotten the Wildcats to this point. Arizona is so good because of an outstanding defense and the ability to control the rebounding margins. The Wildcats are fifth in the nation in scoring defense with 56.8 points per game, sixth in rebounding margin at 9.5 and 27th in rebounds per game with 39. It’s safe to say Arizona’s calling card all season has been rebounding and defense. Keeping up the defensive intensity and rebounding numbers should be prioritized. This is the spot that could’ve been perfect for Grant Jerrett, who left early for the NBA Draft. However, head coach Sean Miller doesn’t have the luxury of having him waiting in the wings. That means more playing time for Tucson product Matt Korcheck. Despite having played only 45 minutes all season , Korcheck brings the kind of bulk that is now needed downlow. He would essentially take over the now-vacant bench role that Hollis-Jefferson occupied. Korcheck is obviously not the same type of player as HollisJefferson, but he seems to have Miller’s support. At least, more support than Miller has for Zach Peters. Playing small ball would mean better offensive numbers but an overall worse defensive system. Don’t get me wrong; offense is great. It’s just not what makes this season’s Arizona team so special. As the old saying goes, “Defense wins championships.”
ith its most productive big man out for the season, the question now is whether Arizona would be better off depending on a quicker, smaller lineup comprised of three guards and two big men. No. 2 Arizona should go with a three-guard approach featuring established leaders in junior guards T.J. McConnell and Nick Johnson and rising sophomore guard Gabe York in the backcourt, accompanied by freshman forward Aaron Gordon and sophomore center Kaleb Tarczewski rounding out the frontcourt. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could easily act as a second frontcourt man coming off the bench and sub in for the 7-foot Tarczewski when the team needs to strike with quick, efficient offensive drives. This rotation gives the Wildcats added depth and intensity on the offensive glass, which will lead to more possibilities of second-chance points In Arizona’s two most recent wins against Stanford and Utah , the Wildcats depended on their ability to effectively clear the offensive glass to win the contests. In the UA’s loss to Cal , offensive rebounding kept Arizona competitive, and nearly won them the game despite a night of season-low shooting . The Wildcats could have easily lost a couple close matches this year if it weren’t for the offensive rebounds Hollis-Jefferson pulled down. Over Arizona’s past three games, he has compiled 10 offensive rebounds and currently ranks second on the team with 55 this year — 12 more than Tarczewski has . With the versatile Hollis-Jefferson coming off the bench, the three-guard rotation adds a deadly 1-2 offensive punch.
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Sun Devils whip Wildcats in second half off our shots and playing well together.” Arizona made its presence known early on the boards as it held a 19-16 advantage Depth has plagued Arizona women’s in the first half, allowing the squad to get basketball all season, as it will only be out in transition for points. But the Sun Devils picked up their suiting up seven players from here on out. That again was the Wildcats’ Kryptonite, defensive intensity and outscored Arizona as they could not overcome ASU’s plethora 18 to eight, tied at 26 heading into halftime. Arizona would finish the game with 28 of points off the bench, blowing a 10-point first-half lead in their 60-36 loss to the Sun rebounds compared to ASU’s 37. ASU’s dominance on the boards allowed it to Devils. ASU used that depth to wear down the finish the game with 15 second-chance Wildcats (4-18, 0-11 Pac-12 Conference) , points. Arizona finished with two. ASU opened the second half on an who only scored 10 points in the second half, after they were tied with their rivals 18–4 run before Arizona senior forward Erica Barnes, who scored eight points and 26-26 at the half. “Playing 11 to 12 players definitely brought in five rebounds, made a layup helps,” Arizona head coach Niya Butts said with 12:01 remaining to make it 46-32. “We started the second half and didn’t in her postgame radio interview. “[ASU] had fresh players, compared ours not play well on the defensive end,” Butts said. “We talked about it being fresh.” at halftime and we talked ASU’s bench outscored about it in the huddle. We the Wildcats 36 to eight. We just seemed just seemed to fall apart in The Sun Devils (20-3, to fall apart the second half.” 9-2) have won 15 games in the second Arizona’s measly three in a row at home against half. assists were a big reason why the Wildcats. it fell apart in the second When one of ASU’s — Niya Butts, half. best players, Promise head coach Turnovers in the second Amukamara, went out half also hurt the Wildcats of the game with 10:29 mightily, as they finished before intermission with the game with 20. ASU two fouls, it looked as if capitalized with 21 points off of turnovers. Arizona might pull off the upset. ASU scored the next 14 points before The Wildcats controlled the game early, UA freshman forward Breanna Workman, leading 18-8 with 9:15 remaining. “We were being active early,” Butts said who finished with four points and six of her squad that shot five of 12 in the first rebounds, made a free throw with 17 12 minutes. “We did a good job of finishing seconds remaining. BY TYLER KECKEISEN The Daily Wildcat
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ASU SENIOR GUARD Deja Mann guards UA senior Kama Griffitts during the Sun Devils’ 60-36 win over the Wildcats in Tempe, Ariz., on Tuesday. ASU outscored the UA 34-10 in the second period after being tied at halftime.
Katie Hempen was the only Sun Devil to finish in double figures with 11. Joy Burke and Elisha Davis were the other ASU leading scorers, each chipping in eight points. Senior guard Kama Griffitts was the lone Wildcat in double figures with 10 points. Arizona will get a shot at redemption quickly and attempt to break its six-game
losing streak to ASU, as it hosts the Sun Devils this Sunday at 1 p.m.
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UA hosts Cedar Lake Ballet ‘About 111 Girls’ free film screening graduate student in the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies focusing on The Center for Middle Iran Studies. “About 111 Girls” Eastern Studies will present a will be the first of four films free showing of the film “About shown this semester on the first 111 Girls” as part of its Spring Wednesday of each month. 2014 Film Series of debut This film, like the remaining films by Middle East directors three of the semester, will starting today at 7 p.m. provide a safe place at its Directors Nahid Ghobadi 79-minute conclusion to and Bijan Zmanpira exhibit the discuss questions of character, unique story told through an clarify any bits of missed unseen cultural perspective of information or respond to the an Iranian bureaucrat traveling film. through Kurdistan on behalf of Speaking about why he 111 women c h o s e seeking “About 111 change for Girls” out When people the lack of of countless think of Iran, marriageable film options they often think men — to present of conflict. and the to students, There’s so much government’s Sinclair failure to talked of more depth to r e s o l v e the general the culture. Kurdish likability — Christian Sinclair, issues. The of the film, assistant director, Center film, shot along with for Middle Eastern Studies across the its acute alluring Iranian desert, merges a representation of the Kurds’ cross-cultural comedy with situational crisis in the ’80s. a satirical political viewpoint “I thought this one was an to share the untold story of interesting film,” Sinclair said. why these Kurdish women are “It’s rare that you find a film responding to a lack of suitable that talks about minorities husbands. in Iran. There’s generally “When people think of Iran, not much shown about the they often think of conflict,” Kurds, particularly in Iran.” said Christian Sinclair, The film will be shown assistant director at the Center tonight in the Marshall for Middle Eastern Studies building in room 490 and is and president of the Kurdish open to all students, whether Studies Association. “There’s or not they have former so much more depth to the knowledge of Iranian Kurds, culture. For example, most are curious about culture in people don’t know that more Iran or are focusing on Middle than 70 languages are spoken Eastern Studies. in Iran.” To start out the night and to give brief historical context to the place and time of the film, — Follow Chelsey Wade there will be an introduction @dailywildcat by presenter Jason Watson, a BY CHELSEY WADE The Daily Wildcat
PHOTO BY SHAREN BRADFORD, COURTESY OF CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET
PERFORMERS IN THE CEDAR LAKE Contemporary Ballet dance company display a piece called “Violet Kid,” one of three performances they will bring to Centennial Hall on Thursday evening.
BY ASHLEY REID
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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, which incorporates classical dance practice with innovative choreography, will make its Tucson debut at Centennial Hall Thursday evening. “In every Cedar Lake performance, we strive to showcase the diversity of our company at its very best,” interim artistic director Alexandra Damiani said. “These three dances do just that. They are each by choreographers with very distinctive styles.” First on the program is a piece by choreographer Hofesh Shechter, titled “Violet Kid”. Shechter, an Israeli native, concentrates on harmony in a broken world in this piece. All of the dancers are on stage and engaged for a full 33 minutes, showcasing their endurance. The choreographer created not only the dance, but the original score as well. The next piece is “Tuplet” by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman. The dancers use their bodies as percussion instruments in this playful piece that
allows the dancers’ personalities to said. “All of our dancers have very strong shine through. classical training, skill and technique, “Tuplet” is driven by rhythm, chanting but it is the use of the dancers’ individual and whispering, alongside the dancer’s personalities into each creation that movements. creates our distinctive style.” “Grace Engine” by Canadian According to a review from The New choreographer Crystal Pite will conclude York Times, the organization is “possibly the performance. This particular dance the country’s most innovative ballet sets a somber scene, troupe.” and examines the “A large part of If you go… loneliness of human the excitement of existence. The our company is our Cedar Lake Contemporary dancers incorporate a diversity,” Damiani Ballet lot of groundwork and said. “Diversity in When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. quiet movement. dancers, the diverse Where: Centennial Hall Jon Bond’s styles of movement Tickets: (520) 621-3341 contribution as a we acquire as we soloist in “Grace work with different Engine” was named choreographers and one of the 10 best performances of 2013 the commitment we have to allowing by Pointe Magazine. the individual personality of the dancer Though the three performances all [to] shine through no matter what the incorporate elements that are traditional dance.” for the Cedar Lake company, there is no underlying theme that connects the three performances on Thursday. “Cedar Lake is very much a — Follow Ashley Reid @ chameleon-like company,” Damiani ashleyefrances
Aftermath: Who won the game console war? BY TORSTEN WARD The Daily Wildcat
Video game console launches are never pretty. Just like in politics, promises are broken, expectations are crushed and someone always makes a stupid mistake that costs them a few fans. But in the end, it’s just two (or three) huge companies competing for your dollar by advertising systems that perform extremely similar tasks. 2013 saw the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and these next-gen consoles are no exception. However, fanboys everywhere fought tooth and nail with their gaming rivals to prove that their console truly was and is the best. Here we’ll break down Sony and Microsoft’s newest consoles and see who came out ahead.
Long before their November release dates, the details concerning system hardware for the PS4 and Xbox One were released to the cheers of gamers everywhere. Never before has the technology within two different consoles been so similar in power, but this isn’t a bad thing: You can practically hear each console revving with raw processing power (not really; both systems are extremely quiet in person). Without getting into major technicalities, I can tell you that the Xbox One and PS4 both contain 8-core AMD CPUs, AMD graphic cards, 8GB RAM, and 500GB internal hard drives. Just like the PS3, the PS4 has an upgradeable hard drive, while the Xbox One plans to support external storage in the future. Both have their
pros and cons. However, the PS4 contains a bit more processing power with the inclusion of its GDDR5 RAM and Radeon GPU. This is all gibberish to the average gamer, but those who understand hardware specs know that when both of these systems get pushed to the limit in coming years, the PS4 will boast prettier graphics and smoother gameplay than its competitor. As far as how they look and feel, Sony takes the cake. No contest. Not only is the PS4 more powerful overall than the Xbox One, it packs it all into a package nearly half the size of Microsoft’s brick oven of a console.
If you grew up with an Xbox, you likely favored the 360’s bulkier but more ergonomic controller over the classic PlayStation design that has remained mostly unchanged since the original PlayStation’s dual analog controller came out in 1997. Both controllers stick to their roots while still raising the bar. The Xbox One controller and the DualShock 4 have the same layout as their predecessors, but drastically improve on all other fronts. Buttons and analog movements are more responsive than ever and both controllers just feel good in your hands. However, the Xbox One’s immersion factor skyrockets with the inclusion of trigger button rumbling. Imagine playing Forza Motorsport 5 and driving one side of your car off the paved raceway and feeling the jagged rocks under your tires through your fingertips. Yeah, it’s cool. But every good pro comes with a con: batteries. The DualShock 4 is just an all-around great controller, and the addition of the light bar,
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MICROSOFT REVEALS ITS XBOX ONE controller at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Calif.
touch pad and on-deck speaker will only further the controller’s future capabilities. The share button allows gamers to post or stream their gameplay and achievements on game-oriented media sharing sites like Twitch and on more conventional social media platforms in seconds. While the Xbox One supports similar streaming capabilities, they aren’t as easily accessible or indepth. Any qualms with each controller are vastly outdone by their positive characteristics, and for this reason, the two controllers experience a Rocky IV-style punch-out: It’s a tie. Besides AMD, the real winners of the console war are us gamers. After Microsoft shot themselves in the foot with the initial promise of limiting DRM policies, used game restrictions and an always-online requirement, they’ve backtracked enough to avoid drowning in a
pool of hate mail and debt. But one of the many reasons the PS4 has already sold over 4.2 million units compared to Xbox One’s 3 million is because of the price. Even though both consoles have great games lined up for release in the near future, you can’t beat Sony’s $400 price point when compared to Microsoft’s $500 console of similar quality. I’m not big on grades, so I’ll be blunt: The winner is Sony’s PS4. However, though Sony’s won this battle, the war won’t be over for about another decade.
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