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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014

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Amidst protests and national media coverage, the Arizona House of Representatives passed The Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or Senate Bill 1062 as the Arizona Senate version is known, is presented as an act which will provide extra protection against religious discrimination. The fact sheet given to the Arizona Senate lists how the bill will broaden the definition of the exercise of religion to include the practice and observance of religion by any individual, association, partnership, corporation, church, estate, trust, foundation or other legal entity. However, C. Michael Woodward, graduate assistant for ally development in the office of LGBTQ Affairs at the UA, said he believes that is just confusing and vague language used to gain support for a bill that will allow discrimination against LGBTQ people by those claiming they are exercising religious freedom. “We already have religious freedom protections in the Arizona constitution,” Woodward said. “It is absolutely discriminatory, but the reason that it will work for them is because LGBT people are not protected at the federal level.” When Arizona Rep. John Kavanagh (R-District 8), stood to explain his vote in favor of S.B. 1062 on the House floor on Thursday, he said that this was about providing additional protection to those who want to practice their religion. “That is what we see here: …

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TOP: THE PROTEST MARCH started off with a group of young people holding a sign that read “Bash Back.” BOTTOM: TUCSON COMMUNITY members gathered at the local Wingspan to protest S.B. 1062 and marched through downtown Tucson toward the governor’s office on Congress Street and Granada Avenue yelling “VE-TO!” and “S.B. 1062: It’s bad for me and it’s bad for you!”

Drinking dares turn deadly in global trend BY MADISON BRODSKY The Daily Wildcat

A dangerous binge drinking game that’s trending worldwide has arrived at the UA. “Neknominating” consists of people filming themselves drinking large combinations of alcoholic drinks after they have been challenged by a friend. At the end of the video, the person then nominates someone else to outdo their concoction. “I guess I was nominated, but this isn’t really something I wanted to be nominated for,” said one UA student in a video uploaded to Facebook. Videos uploaded to social media show UA students consuming alcoholic concoctions in various unusual circumstances. One student drinks a beer on a roof before jumping into the pool and then drinks from a beer bong in the pool. Another student drinks from a bottle full of liquors mixed with Tabasco sauce. “You just cannot say no to a dare,” said another UA student in her video. The challenges don’t always concern the quantity of alcohol the students are drinking; sometimes the challenge is the location.

One video shows a student shotgunning a beer during a lecture in the Eller College of Management. David Salafsky, director of health promotion and preventive services at UA Campus Health Service, said students should understand the serious consequences of the game. Five deaths linked to the game have been reported in the U.K. “This ridiculous game should not be appealing to UA students because there should be greater things to do than chugging alcohol and spending the night in the hospital,” Salafsky said. “I hope the worldwide deaths hits home and UA students are smarter than this and don’t view the game as something they want to participate in.” Salafsky said Campus Health has several programs to inform students of the risk of alcohol consumption. “Campus Health will continue to do as much as they can to help by completing programs such as the red cup Q&A in the Daily Wildcat and alcohol awareness courses that students see in residence halls and greek houses,” Salafsky said.

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“VE-TO! VE-TO!” This was the battle cry chanted by supporters of the LGBT community last Friday afternoon as they marched down Fourth Avenue to Gov. Jan Brewer’s office on Congress Street. Their mission is to convince the Arizona governor to stop Senate Bill 1062 from being signed into state law. On Feb. 19, the piece of legislation passed through the state Senate with a 17-13 vote, with most Republicans in the majority. The bill is gaining attention due to the power it grants business owners to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to not serve a person whose lifestyle may conflict with their faith. The LGBT community immediately denounced the legislation as being blatantly discriminatory. Wingspan, a local nonprofit center for the LGBT community, responded quickly to the bill by hosting a protest march for those who oppose the legislation. It posted about the event on Facebook early Friday afternoon, and by 4 p.m., it had gathered a hefty crowd outside its headquarters on Seventh Street. Before the march began, a series of speakers addressed the crowd, voicing their concerns over the bill. Wingspan Executive Director Carol Grimsby read aloud a letter sent by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who stated his opposition to the bill. “Bills like 1062 would take our state backwards,” Rothschild said in the letter. “Not only is it offensive, but it will cause significant economic harm to our state.” State representatives who voted

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Research expo to show Honors work BY MEGHAN FERNANDEZ The Daily Wildcat

The UA Honors College will be hosting its Undergraduate Research Expo on Wednesday, where students will present their research projects. According to the Honors College website, students can apply for a research grant valued up to $1,500 that enables them to conduct research on a chosen topic. Patricia MacCorquodale, dean of the Honors College, said these research grants are available to all undergraduate students. However, she added, the majority of students participating in this research project are honors students. According to MacCorquodale, 22 percent of Honors College students participate in the research expo. MacCorquodale said the research project allows students to determine whether they like or dislike the research process. The project also allows students to learn a variety of skills, such as problem-solving, how to conduct research and grant writing. “These skills are relevant to every career,” MacCorquodale said.

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Mexico proposed a blueprint for independence from Spain.

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Arizona was organized as a territory.

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It takes about 90 percent less energy to recycle a plastic bag than a paper one.

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I am very afraid for them. … This bill will hurt people, and I beg you to reconsider your yes votes on this bill.” Rep. Ethan Orr (R-District 9) said the bill may create unintended consequences that allow people to discriminate FROM PAGE 1 based on their beliefs. “You can’t allow religious freedom for one religion and not misrepresenting a bill as being discriminatory,” Kavanagh said. allow religious freedom for all religions,” Orr said. “You’re “I vote yes for a bill that is not discriminatory in the least.” Kavanagh was not alone in supporting the bill on the grounds taking people and saying, ‘Because of your practices or because that it will provide further protection for religious beliefs and I disagree with your practices, we’re going to exclude you from society.’” practices. Orr was one of three Republicans to vote against the bill. Rep. Justin Pierce (R-District 25) said that the right to believe “I don’t think that reasonable people who want to work in a particular religion is not concrete enough, that without the together are going to have a fight right to exercise those as a result of this bill,” Orr said. beliefs, there is no point Woodward said that he in protection laws. We already have religious freedom believes the effect of making “We are protected in protections in the Arizona constitution. this law will not only further acting upon those beliefs,” — C. Michael Woodward, damage Arizona’s reputation Pierce said. “If we weren’t graduate assistant for ally development in the office of LGBTQ Affairs but could even go so far as to protected in acting on turn students and faculty away our religious beliefs, what from the UA. protection is necessary? “We’re not going to get as many students,” he said. “People There is no thought police.” Rep. Demion Clinco (D-District 2), who is the only openly gay already see Arizona as a hostile place because of S.B. 1070. … member of the Arizona House of Representatives, spoke out at My friends are already texting me and sending me Facebook the reading to explain why he opposed the bill. He said that to messages saying, ‘Why don’t you get the hell out of Arizona?’” The bill will not be doing anything to improve the community justify this bill as a religious freedom act is an embarrassment. “To justify discrimination against the LGBT community and or economy of Arizona, Orr said, and was created by people who others because of ‘religion’ … it’s an affront to all Arizonans,” he are looking for a fight. “I think often times the laws we create really embolden and said. “And it’s hurtful, it’s hurtful to me personally, it’s hurtful to empower a political base more than they actually solve the the LGBT community — not just here, but throughout the state.” Rep. Victoria Steele (D-District 9) begged her colleagues to vote problem,” Orr said. no on the bill at the proceedings, saying she believes it could lead to lasting emotional damage for those who identify as LGBTQ. “I have seen many people struggling to deal with the emotional effects of discrimination, being a member of the LGBTQ — Follow Copy Chief Galina Swords community,” Steele said. “I am afraid of what this will do to them, @GalinaSwords

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Major: Political science, economics Year: Junior Extracurricular activities: ASUA student body president’s chief of staff, Arizona Ambassadors, Chain Gang Junior Honorary, Sigma Chi fraternity Platform: Stay student-centered, provide services students deserve, build relationships with student community so the student voice is continually heard, ensure accountability and results from ASUA that all students deserve

Major: Business economics Year: Junior Extracurricular activities: ASUA treasurer, Student Services Fee Advisory Board, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity Platform: “Making You Count”; commitment to campus families, to the community, to affordability and to a better ASUA for you

Major: Philosophy, politics, economics and law Year: Junior Extracurricular Activities: President of Student Alumni Ambassadors, president of UNITED, president of AdvoCATS, undersecretary general of Alumni Affairs for Model United Nations, treasurer of Zen Cats Platform: Advocacy, involvement, diversity

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NEKNOMINATIONS is a drinking game that has recently gained popularity in which people are nominated to be filmed while drinking a mixture of alcohol in an unusual way. After finishing the drink, the person then nominates someone else to go to a new extreme.

The game is already being played by UA students, so the next step is awareness and protection. Campus Health has seen a reduction in alcohol on campus since 2002. Those at Campus Health agree that the many deaths related to this game are helping students realize the dangers of alcohol consumption, according to Salafsky. “We know alcohol consumption is still a high risk on the UA campus,” Salafsky said, “but with

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the many alcohol-related deaths in the worldwide headlines, we often look over the positive drinking practices that students are doing, such as setting a drink limit, finding a designated driver and creating the night’s plan so that they have a good, safe night.”

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against the bill were also present at the protest, and voiced concerns about the harmful effect S.B. 1062 could have on the state’s economy. “The business community heard you, and we are with you,” said Rep. Ethan Orr (R-District 9). Of the 27 state representatives who voted against the bill on Feb. 20, Orr was one of three Republicans who were in this minority. An openly gay business owner addressed the crowd and stated that everyone should boycott businesses that support this legislation. The crowd responded with a cheer, and soon all dispersed into the streets, with a police escort trailing behind. Lanay Lindsey was among the young people in the crowd. As a volunteer at the Wingspan center, she has protested against other laws that could potentially harm the LGBT population. Last year, she and other Wingspan associates banded together to fight S.B. 1045, more notoriously known as the “Bathroom Bill.” “I think the overall goal is to get attention,” Lindsay said. Many young protestors drew stares from onlookers on Fourth Avenue, as some came dressed in rainbow-printed superhero capes. The protest was headed by people carrying a large banner with the message “Bash Back” spray-painted across it. As S.B. 1062 waits on Brewer’s desk, the Wingspan center continues seeking support by asking citizens to call Brewer’s office declaring their opposition to the bill. The governor said that she plans to make a decision on whether to sign or veto the bill by this Friday.

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TREVOR BARROERO, a percussion performance sophomore, plays timpani exercises in the percussions room at the UA School of Music. Trevor’s research focuses on studying Cleveland style and a percussionist’s “voice” in their playing.

John Keck, an anthropology and classics senior, found through his research that the origins of pottery can be determined by its magnetic qualities. Keck said he wanted to use his research to determine if potsherds — broken pieces of pottery — are from the same pot. Keck said he was not planning to pursue this specific research, but wanted to have experience with research in general. “[This research] gives conservationists another tool,” Keck said, “and I feel like I’ve helped fellow archaeologists.” According to Keck, if his research is continued, the specific date a piece of pottery was created could be Percussion is kind determined. language in itself. Another student, Trevor Barroero, a performance sophomore, studied the Cleveland style of timpani, also known as kettledrums, at the Aspen Music Festival and School. He described the festival as a “melting pot of musicians.” Barroero said the intent of his research was to make the various styles of timpani more understandable, and he compared the learning of music to “the learning of a language.” “Percussion is kind of its own language in itself,” Barroero said. Barroero studied alongside Paul Yancich, principal timpanist of The Cleveland Orchestra, at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Barroero said by playing with Yancich, he was able to apply different techniques to his personal timpani style.

After his undergraduate studies, Barroero said, he plans to attend graduate school, but his ultimate goal is to perform in a professional orchestra. Oybek Kholiqov, a senior studying optical sciences and engineering and French, found through his research that the current model for the speed of light is not accurate in imaging the sun. This is the second year Kholiqov participated in the research expo. His research in 2012 was about a solar updraft system. Kholiqov said he changed the direction of his research this year to focus on the limited nature of the speed of light. According to Kholiqov, the results he found after running tests showed 20 of its own to 30 percent differences — Trevor Barroero, in values from what performance sophomore previous researchers had found. Within his research, Kholiqov said he wanted to focus on imaging for the dark side of the sun to predict when sun spots are going to emerge from the sun. Kholiqov said he plans to publish his results for solar physicists to determine the meaning of those results. Overall, MacCorquodale said, students who participate in the expo come away with valuable experience. “The research expo is a wonderful opportunity for students to be involved in research,” MacCorquodale said.

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Bills like 1062 would take our state backwards.

— Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson mayor

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Affluenza defense is sickening BY ERIC KLUMP The Daily Wildcat

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ast summer, a 16-year-old boy from Texas killed four people in a car collision. His blood alcohol level was 0.24, three times the legal limit for an adult driver, and he had Valium in his system. The event was a tragic example of the stupidity of youth. Ethan Couch shattered lives. But instead of ending up spending the rest of his life behind bars, as one would expect, he was given 10 years probation after two trials, and doesn’t have to spend a day in jail. Why? Couch is stricken with affluenza and is not responsible for his actions. Affluenza, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.” In the context of the case, Couch was not responsible for his actions because his parents are rich. The courts determined he was raised in an environment where wealth solved his problems and he was not responsible for the consequences of his actions. Wealth shouldn’t be a getout-of-jail-free card. Even if the ruling is correct psychologically and affluenza is a mental illness afflicting him, given the case’s extraordinary circumstances, shouldn’t Couch still be sent to prison to answer for his crimes? Shortly after the start of the first trial, The Huffington Post ran a piece that showcased five other teens in Texas who were involved in DUI collisions that caused deaths. All of the young men were between the ages of 16 and 19 and were charged, tried and sentenced to a minimum of eight years in prison. One person mentioned in the piece, Paulino Cruz, 18, was sentenced to 30 years and made to pay the families of his victims $317,160 for his actions. What made these young men different from Couch? All things considered, the cases themselves are pretty much the same. However, the difference in the punishments is so vast, it would almost be funny if it wasn’t so tragic. Couch’s income got him off in more ways than one. If not for his family’s wealth, he wouldn’t have been able to hire a talented private practice lawyer who would argue that Couch wasn’t at fault, he was just a product of that wealth. This brings into question the case’s rulings and ramifications in the larger legal system. Many have compared this to the infamous Twinkie defense, where Dan White’s Twinkie consumption proved he was suffering from depression, which led to his being found guilty of only voluntary manslaughter after killing San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk. The cases may be similar with their controversial, slapon-the-wrist rulings, but while the White case seemingly came out of nowhere, Couch’s was the culmination of the justice system favoring the wealthy. Before Couch, we saw celebrities, socialites and moneyed people use their financial privilege to escape harsh sentences. People like Lindsay Lohan avoided long prison terms for multiple crimes and instead spent time in rehab facilities, on house arrest or in jail for brief stints before being released due to “overcrowding.” The Couch case is the latest tragedy in a long line of moneyrelated legal problems. This case goes beyond money buying a defense and creates a precedent: Wealth can now get you out of prison. The case of Ethan Couch is a travesty where tragedy caused by stupidity went unpunished. It shows that money can and will solve all problems, and that right and wrong are not the basis of our legal system. We need to recognize that to truly have a fair judicial system, we are supposed to be judged as equals, regardless of wealth. — Eric Klump is a journalism senior. Follow him @ericklump

Change.org breeds lazy activism, not real change movement. Only a few, like Trayvon Martin’s mother’s petition to bring criminal second-degree murder charges against George Zimmerman, received massive BY MACKENZIE BROWN support. The question is, though, The Daily Wildcat are all of these people really passionate about change, or are n less than six years, the online they simply bored and looking to petition site Change.org has stir up the pot? become a sleek, efficient way of While the idea of the Change. creating a petition and garnering org platform is to provide an easily online signatures to support your accessible and free place to voice cause — but it’s also created a new your opinion and promote change, form of lazy social activism that’s I’m just not sold. The site plays to not nearly as impressive as it seems. a generation infatuated with quick The company was founded by returns and easy gratification that Ben Rattray. Rattray is one of Time diminishes the need to actually Magazine’s 100 Most Influential leave your house. An online People of 2012, employs 175 people signature means nothing if all across 18 countries, according to you do is sign and forget about CNN Money, and has touched the the cause you’ve supposedly lives of millions more. committed yourself to. Rattray has harnessed not a It’s all too easy to get wrapped growing sense of activism from up in the convenience of Change. the international community, org and stay safely seated in your though, but the power of an chair, believing you’re an aspiring anonymous collective that can social activist, all for signing a few support just about any cause while petitions. sitting behind computer screens. Perhaps Martin’s petition The website boasts more than brought her son’s killer to court, “62,534,238 people taking action” but in the end, it played no part — becoming social activists in all of in the ruling that Zimmerman five minutes. wasn’t in fact guilty. The petition is While the amount of attention simple and easy to add your name the website receives is undoubtedly to, but it’s also incredibly limited impressive, according to Forbes, and perpetuates a standard of lazy roughly 15,000 petitions are created activism that can be logged in and monthly by average people who out of at the click of a button. hope their five-minute creation I’m also not sold on their practice will lead to the next big grassroots of making money from advertisers

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against the promise of good profit. who are diametrically opposed to True activism comes from the fundamental, liberal values actively living what you believe. the site was created on. In his CNN The point of activism is being active interview with Adam Lashinsky, for a cause you are passionate Rattray describes the site as “a about. There is power in the social good business … a business anonymous collective, but there’s that is dedicated not to maximizing also something infinitely more profits, but maximizing the impact rewarding about actually living your we have on the world.” Rattray values, rather than offhandedly claims that his company isn’t just signing an online petition and concerned about shareholders logging out of your social activism but also stakeholders, namely at the end of the day. the impact the site has on the “Just reading the headline and community, environment and the signing a petition is not social lives of its employees. activism,” said Stephanie Choi, The fact that it’s making profit a freshman studying isn’t the English, “but people problem; can become activists obviously, The site plays through this site by the to a generation finding the petition that company infatuated catches their heart and needs a way with quick working to promote that to pay its returns cause on their own.” employees Change.org was an and keep and easy impressive idea, and things gratification. perhaps it’s a good running. way to initiate the The first steps of a larger problem is social movement. that some of But in the end, it’s not a simple its profit comes from corporations online signature but an active and and conservative campaigns that passionate stance that will inspire don’t fit the progressive image the most change. the site touts, according to The Huffington Post. Its willingness to appeal to conservative and Republican customers, while still promising that it’s a socially liberal platform dedicated to positive — Mackenzie Brown is a prepublic change, creates an identity physiology freshman. Follow her crisis that pits social liberalism @mac_brown01

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Two UA students were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and alcohol on the top level of Main Gate Parking Garage on Feb. 14 at 12:35 a.m. A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed a man and a woman sitting on the ground of the parking garage and approached them because of the scent of marijuana wafting off of them. Both of the students denied being high and said they could not smell anything. Two other officers arrived on the scene, and the students were separated and questioned. The officer could not find any drugs or paraphernalia on the woman, but did discover a flask of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey in her purse. The woman admitted that the flask contained “Honey Jack.” The man said he did not want to get his fellow student in trouble, but produced a multicolored glass pipe with marijuana still in the bowl. When asked if it belonged to the woman, he simply nodded his head. He then pulled out a Batman flask with his name written on it and handed it over to the officer, saying that it contained vodka. After submitting to further searching, a full 50 mL bottle of SKYY Vodka was found in his right jacket pocket. When the woman noticed that the man had given the pipe up to the police, she consented to a search, and a small baggie with half a gram of dope was found in her jacket pocket. Both students were 19, so they were both cited for minor in possession and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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Two UA students were cited for underage drinking on Feb. 14 at 1:25 a.m. outside of Coronado Residence Hall. Two UAPD officers were patrolling near Park Student Union when the one of the officers noticed two students get out of a car in the Coronado traffic circle. One of the students exited the vehicle and fell. After attempting to get up, she fell again and had to be helped up by her friend, who was having difficulty walking as well. The officers approached the students, who smelled strongly of alcohol, and attempted to question them, but the woman who had fallen kept telling her friend, “Don’t tell them anything,” so they had to be separated and questioned individually. The woman was very argumentative and defensive and would not submit to either a Breathalyzer or other intoxication tests, insisting that she was not drunk despite her slurred speech, red, watery eyes and difficulty walking. She refused to give any personal information besides her name and date of birth, and said she did not want to answer any questions. The woman kept repeatedly asking to speak with her father, even though the officer informed her that she was an adult and did not need her father for the situation she was in and that she could speak with him after the investigation. The officer then cited her for minor in possession, but the woman did not want to sign the citation, and only did so when told that she could be booked into jail if she didn’t. The second student was much more cooperative, and told the second officer that she and her friend had been at a party off campus drinking Vitali Vodka straight out of the bottle. She admitted to being drunk and was cited for minor in possession.

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Emilio Gil Exhibit Opening. 1510 E University Blvd. Main Library Conference Room of Special Collections. 1pm. Spanish graphic designer Emilio Gil’s works will be on display in the main library through the end of the Spring Semester. The opening event at 1pm will present Gil’s work, followed by remarks from the artist himself.

This exhibit features a variety of material associated with Ray Bradbury, the famous science fiction author of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ as well as photos of Mars. 9am-6pm and runs until August 1st.

and ending downtown in the patio courtyard at Hotel Congress.

Dying to Live: A Theology of Migration. 1508 E Helen Street. UA Poetry Center Rubel Room. 7pm. Dr. Daniel G. Groody, a Catholic priest, scholar, teacher, and award-winning author and film producer, who will present “Dying to Live: A Theology of Migration.” ‘Mindfulness and Meditation’ Training. 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm at The University of Arizona Medical Center - 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Kiewit Auditorium. Free stress-relieving meditation training. Regular meditation has many preventative benefits and helps to cultivate a peaceful mind. If you arrive after 1:30 p.m., please enter the room quietly and turn off cell phones and electronic devices. ‘Mars Madness’ Special Collections Exhibit. Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd.

Exhibit-‘Curtis Reframed: The Arizona Volume.’ Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd. Open 10am to 5pm. This exhibit runs through July 1, 2015 and features photographs of Native peoples at the start of the 20th century by Edward S. Curtis. $5 for adults, free to students.

TUCSON EVENTS Trivia Night at Sky Bar. 536 N. Fourth Ave. 7pm. Teams can be any size and questions touch on history, current events, sports, pop culture and much much more. Winners get free gift certificates to Brooklyn Pizza Company. And it’s happy hour all day! Meet Me at Maynards: Social Run & Walk Feb. 17, Check in: 5:15-7p.m. 311 E. Congress St. Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents a non-competitive 3-mile run/walk and social event beginning

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum Tours Jan. 02 – Mar. 29, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM 4823 S 6th Ave. Adults: $10 Tour Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum holds 150 buggies and wagons, Old West artifacts, and a typical Old West streetscape, historical Tucson memorabilia, and more. Butterfly Magic at Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Open daily 9:30am-3pm. This exhibit features butterflies from 11 different countries. Cost is $13 for adults, $7.50 for children. Geronimo Exhibit. 949 E. 2nd Street. Open Mon– Sat from 11 am– 4pm. Discover the man behind the legend in this visual biography of the mythic Apache warrior, featuring the rifle Geronimo surrendered to Indian Agent John Clum, and more at Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona History Museum.

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Arizona men’s hoops’ win over Colorado on Saturday was its first road victory over the Buffaloes in 41 years. The Wildcats are 2-7 all-time against CU in Boulder, Colo., but the current Pac-12 rivals didn’t play between 1974 and 2009.

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eep in the heart of winter break, Arizona men’s basketball made a pledge. After the Wildcats wrapped up nonconference play with a perfect 13-0 record and ran their nonconference regular season win streak to 27 games by beating NAU 77-44 on Dec. 23, they revealed their goal. The Wildcats recalled the 14game win streak they had to open 2012-13 and how they stumbled down the stretch last year. They made it clear it wouldn’t happen again. “One of the things we just talked about is that last year we were 12-0, and we then went 12-6 for the next 18 games,” head coach Sean Miller said after the NAU game. “We missed the regular season championship by a game. This year’s team, our goal is to compete for the conference championship.” To put it simply, the No. 4 Wildcats (25-2, 12-2 Pac-12 Conference) refuse to lose. When the Wildcats get down in a game, they inevitably fight back. In Saturday’s 88-61 win over Colorado (20-8, 9-6) — which has won 16 home games this year — Arizona weathered a Buffalo comeback after a 22-5 dream start to the game. This year, the Wildcats made it clear they won’t lose six Pac-12 games as they did in 2013, one of which was a 71-58 loss in Colorado. Since making the pledge, though, Arizona has had the challenge of playing without Brandon Ashley. UA struggled to adjust to his absence and lost two of its next four games. It looked like history was repeating itself; things looked dire for the Wildcats just a week ago. In Arizona’s first loss, at Cal, junior guard Nick Johnson was an abysmal 1-for-14 from the field, and junior point guard T.J. McConnell had zero assists. In its Feb. 14 loss to ASU, the Wildcats were about as accurate as Tim Tebow. They scored only 66 points in 50 minutes, making 23 out of their 64 shots. What a difference a week makes. Last week Arizona responded with back-to-back wins on the toughest road trip in the Pac-12.

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ARIZONA GUARD T.J. McConnell celebrates with teammates after a bench player scored during Arizona’s 88-61 win over the Colorado Buffaloes. About a week earlier, Arizona’s reserves scored zero points in their double-overtime loss at ASU.

The road trip was in two states, roughly a mile high and against an up-and-coming team in Utah and a Colorado school that is 61-9 at home under head coach Tad Boyle. On Saturday, Arizona made the Buffaloes look like their anemic football team, forcing them to miss their first 14 shots and then dropping 57 points on CU in the second half. In that game McConnell had 10 assists and four steals, Johnson scored 20 points and previously struggling freshman forward Aaron Gordon, who fouled out on Wednesday against Utah, had a career-high 23 points. Even more impressively, Arizona’s

sixth-man freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson fouled out, and it didn’t matter at all. It’s hard to call a game where Arizona never trailed a “comeback,” but it certainly felt as one. The post-Ashley Wildcats are back. On Saturday against Colorado, it looked like Arizona was playing the Lumberjacks again, not a team that had beaten Kansas and had won five of six. Arizona’s press conferences aren’t usually all that eventful, but on that Festivus night it gave us a glimpse of that drive it had over winter break. With four games left in the regular season, Arizona is two

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Wildcats blow two more leads BY TYLER KECKEISEN The Daily Wildcat

Arizona women’s basketball’s (5-22, 1-15 Pac-12 Conference) second half collapses doomed the Wildcats to two more loses over the weekend. In its 61-56 overtime loss Sunday to Colorado (15-12, 11-5), Arizona started hot by hitting 13 of its first 18 shots and leading 30-12 with 8:08 remaining. Colorado only hit four of its first 15 shots. Arizona took advantage of the Buffaloes’ 12 turnovers by taking a 39-23 lead at halftime with 16 points off the turnovers. Colorado went on a 10-1 run to begin the second half, as Arizona did not make a field goal until senior forward Erica Barnes, who scored nine points and made a layup, making it 42-33 with 12:20 remaining. “We just couldn’t get the ball in the hoop at key times,” senior guard Kama Griffitts said. “We had the plays to give us good looks, but they just weren’t going in for us.” Griffitts scored 10 points. Arizona finished regulation only making two of 20 shots. Colorado’s Jamee Swan made a turnaround jumper to tie the game at 49 with one second remaining to send the game into overtime. Colorado went on a 7-2 run and did not look back. The Buffaloes would make five free throws down the stretch to secure the win and spoil Arizona’s senior day. “It’s a tough way to go out for our seniors,” Arizona head coach Niya Butts said. “We came out flat in the second half and gave them life. It was certainty disappointing, as it never should have gotten to that situation of letting them back in it.” In Friday’s 52-47 defeat to Utah (11-15, 4-11), Arizona again would start hot by making seven of its first 10 shots and lead 18-13 with 9:39 remaining in the first half.

games ahead of second-place UCLA and owns the tie-breaker over the Bruins. On the other end of the spectrum is Colorado. After the Buffaloes lost to Arizona in Tucson, CU sophomore forward Xavier Johnson said Colorado would win the rematch in a “20-point blowout.” And in a 9news.com article, CU junior guard Askia Booker said, “Arizona is going to be in for a rude introduction.” Colorado can talk the talk, but Arizona can walk the walk.

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SENIOR KAMA GRIFFITTS tried to avoid pressure by the Colorado Buffaloes during the 61-56 loss on Sunday. Griffitts scored 10 points in Arizona’s senior day loss.

Arizona led 25-20 into halftime, with the defense forcing nine Utah turnovers while Arizona only had two. Utah started the second half on a 10-2 run and took a 32-27 lead with 15:02 remaining. Utah made five of its first six shots while Arizona made only one of five. “I feel like we shot ourselves in the foot because we didn’t get those key defensive stops,” freshman forward LaBrittney Jones said. “We didn’t get back in transition to get set for our

defense.” Jones had 10 points and eight rebounds. Utah’s star player Michelle Plouffe took over by scoring eight points in the first 12 minutes. She finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Arizona finished the second half on 31 percent shooting.

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Sophomore pitchers Cody Hamlin and junior pitcher Tyler Crawford stifled Alcorn State’s bats while sophomores Kevin Newman and Scott Kingery sparked offensive onslaughts in Sunday’s doubleheader to help Arizona baseball complete a series sweep. The Wildcats (6-2) took the first Sunday game from Alcorn State (08) by a score of 20-1 and finished the night strong, coming from behind to secure an 11-1 victory in the second contest. Hamlin (2-0) threw his first career complete game and dominated Alcorn State’s lineup in the first matchup on Sunday afternoon, needing only 98 pitches. The righty limited the Braves to one run on five hits while striking out five. “I feel like I had another pretty good outing, but there’s always stuff to work on,” Hamlin said. “I did better with my offspeed, attacked the hitters and let the defense do a lot of the work.” Over two appearances this year, Hamlin has arguably challenged senior James Farris for the role of team ace. Head coach Andy Lopez said Hamlin could very well be the team’s Friday night starter. “Farris has done a marvelous job [as the ace], but competition brings out the best in everybody,” Lopez said. “We had two complete games, and Crawford could have probably thrown one as well, but we wanted to get some young arms in there. I was really pleased with our pitchers this weekend.” Hamlin has only allowed two runs on nine hits over 16 innings. Farris has allowed 11 hits in 16.2 innings. “I’m always competing for that [top of the rotation] spot,” Hamlin

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Sun Devils sweep Wildcats

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Arizona rolls in Palm Springs BY ROBERTO PAYNE The Daily Wildcat

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SENIOR ANSEL IVENSANDERSON fights for the puck during the 8-2 loss against ASU during Senior Appreciation Night on Saturday. Ivens-Anderson was the only Arizona senior to score a goal over the weekend, as the No. 1 Sun Devils swept the two-game series.

sign of being a young team,” UA head coach Sean Hogan said. “We’re going to continue working on that part of our game, and it will The last hurrah at the “Mad House on get better as the program improves.” Main Street” for Wildcat hockey’s seniors Goalie Steven Sisler was between the didn’t quite go their way over the weekend pipes Saturday for his senior night and against ASU. allowed eight of 45 shots past him. No. 15 Arizona (17-21-0) was swept at Among the five seniors who are skaters, home by the No. 1 Ansel Ivens-Anderson Sun Devils (34-2-0) was the only to score and outscored 12-4. in his last games at the Luckily for the UA, Tucson Convention the games did not Center. Defensemen count toward the Bryan Drazner and seeding for the ACHA Alex Vazquez, who are Division I National both underclassmen, Championships in were the other two Team Nickname: Sun Devils March. Wildcats to find the Location: Tempe, Ariz. Arizona kept net. Enrollment: 73,378 the score close in Even after the sixFounded: 1885 Friday’s game, but goal loss on Saturday, ultimately fell 4-2, Record: 34-2-0 (14-2 WCHL) Arizona’s captain was with freshman Garrett optimistic. Head Coach: Greg Powers Patrick in the net. The “We got an Peak Performer: Kale Dolinski following night ASU opportunity to take rested some of its best this and learn from it,” players, including Ivens-Anderson said. Kale Dolinksi and Colin Hekle, and still ran “It’s sad knowing you’re not going to come away with the contest 8-2. here and play in front of that crowd again, “We get overly emotional, and that’s a but we still have nationals to look forward BY JOEY PUTRELO The Daily Wildcat

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to.” Before the game, there was a senior night ceremony for Ivens-Anderson, Sisler, Andrew Murmes, Michael Basist, Eric Watters and Jeffrey Wadhams. The six got to take a final lap around the rink as the crowd cheered them on, and their goodbyes were read by the public address announcer. Each of the seniors’ families came out to watch their sons’ last collegiate hockey game on home ice. Many others came to support them, along with the rest of the team, throughout the weekend. The TCC looked the fullest it had been all season. “You can’t get a better fan section in the ACHA,” Murmes said. “We do it for the fans and we do it because we love hockey, but they come every day win or lose and that’s something that we appreciate and respect.” Next, Arizona will make its first appearance in the national tournament for the first time since the 2005-06 season. The Wildcats will head to Delaware to face No. 18 Illinois (19-17-2) in the first round on March 6.

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SOPHOMORE PITCHER Cody Hamlin pitched a complete game and struck out five in Arizona’s 20-1 win over Alcorn State at Hi Corbett Field on Sunday.

said. “That being said, I’m just trying to get out here and get the win for the team first of all, and if moving up in the rotation happens, it happens.” After Crawford (1-1) allowed the Braves to jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the second game, he quickly settled down and found a rhythm. He scattered four hits and allowed one run while striking out two over 6.1 innings. Arizona battled back from its early deficit and tied the game off a single

Despite suffering its first loss of the season on Thursday, Arizona softball went 4-1 in the 2014 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic and defeated two ranked opponents. This comes after going 2-3 and getting shut out three times in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic last season. The weekend saw the No. 14 Wildcats square off against No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 16 Missouri, Fresno State, No. 11 Nebraska and UNLV. Even away from home for the first time this season, Arizona (13-1) continued to dominate on both the mound and at the plate throughout the weekend. In their five games, the Wildcats outscored their opponents 33-5 and shut out the opposition in two of those games. “I thought we really came together as a team and learned that we can rely on anyone at any time,” senior utility Alex Lavine said. “We have a very deep lineup.” The most recent Arizona win came on Saturday over the UNLV Rebels with a score of 14-1 in five innings. Arizona’s 14 runs tied a season-high previously set in the second game of the season on Feb. 8, when the Wildcats beat Southern Mississippi 14-2. The Wildcats’ lone loss of the weekend came at the hands of the No. 16 Missouri Tigers by a 2-0 margin. The Tigers scored one run in the first inning and one in the seventh inning. Arizona only mustered five baserunners all game against the solid performance from Missouri pitcher Tori Finucane. She struck out eight over seven innings of work and allowed only five hits all game. However, UA head coach Mike Candrea said the weekend was still a success. “I thought we pitched well, played good defense and got some timely hits,” Candrea said. In the Wildcats’ 7-0 victory over No. 11 Nebraska, Arizona sophomore pitcher Nancy Bowling pitched all seven innings of a game for the second time this season. Bowling struck out seven and allowed only two hits. Bowling is 4-0 with a 0.91 earned runs average on the season and is a key member of an Arizona pitching staff that has allowed only eight runs all season. Throughout the season, multiple players have talked about how great the team chemistry is. Bowling said it’s a welcome sight to see the team coming together. That chemistry could be a big reason why the Wildcats are 13-1. Looking forward, the Wildcats return to Hillenbrand Stadium for a two-game set against the UTEP Miners on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m. Both games can be seen streamed live on pac-12.com. “The biggest thing is we can’t get complacent with where we’re at,” Bowling said. “We just have to bring everything we can to every game and keep up the energy.”

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by freshman Kenny Meimerstorf in the bottom of the fourth. Arizona went on to score 10 more runs to secure the sweep. In Sunday’s first game, Kingery and Newman combined to bat 7-for10, hitting more than a third of the Wildcats’ 19 hits en route to Arizona’s 20-1 win. They scored seven of Arizona’s 20 runs and accounted for a third of the team’s RBI (6 of 18). Newman led the squad’s offensive barrage in game one and had a teamleading four hits — three singles and a triple. Kingery tied the school singlegame individual stolen base record and swiped four of the Wildcats’ 10 bases in

Sunday’s first game. He additionally batted .636 on the series, collecting seven hits in 11 possible at-bats. “Coach told us last night to set our stroke in BP before the game,” Kingery said. “I knew that they didn’t have many power arms, so I set my stroke and tried to stay up the middle and hit it to right field. We knew that they didn’t hold runners on that well and knew we wanted to take advantage of that.”

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12th planet rocks Rialto Renowned dubstep DJ talks to the Wildcat about the progression of electronic music following his performance at The Rialto on Friday night

seen commercials, we’ve seen Super Bowl commercials, we’ve seen major fashion shows be dedicated to that kind of sound.” Back before Dadzie even became 12th John Dadzie, also known as electronic music producer and DJ 12th Planet, sat in a Planet (he produced drums and bass under small, dingy room down a hallway from The the alias “Infiltrata” until roughly 2006), Rialto Theatre’s green room. He observed that dubstep was decidedly niche. “It’s really cool to see the progression,” this was a prime location for an interview, that the rectangular room’s “impulse response Dadzie said. “From what I remember [of] dubstep … [it was] just 90 people in the club [was] awesome.” Even before he took the stage, he was and 80 of them are dudes, and all of them are producers. To go from that to neon-wearing already into the UA spirit. “Go Wildcats, although one of the members motherfuckers at the rave and cowboy on the Smog City Tour is a Sun Devil, and Clydesdale boots, furry boots — there’s he will hate the fact that I actually said that,” nothing wrong with that.” The outfits that Dadzie alludes to are now Dadzie said, referring to Protohype, a fellow DJ/producer who played immediately before a staple of any electronic music show, and Friday’s performance proved Dadzie’s set. no different. The most colorful Halfway through his concertgoer was a young man performance on Friday, Between the decked out in a rainbow of though, Protohype made years of 2013 Kandi (bracelets made out of the bold declaration to the and 2014 we’ve beads) with an orange mask Tucson crowd that he hailed seen dubstep made out of beads and red and from ASU. He was met with infiltrate major orange fur pants that made an unsurprising flurry of boos him look like a spray-painted and middle fingers, but after corporate Chewbacca. claiming that he just wanted marketing. Having produced and DJ’d to party and be a Wildcat — John Dadzie, 12th Planet music professionally for 15 for a night, he won over the years, Dadzie has been a begrudging crowd. witness to the perpetual ebb It was a night of thudding beats and blaring bass music as the hard hitters and flow of dance music. He cited 1996-2000 of Dadzie’s Smog Records took over The Rialto as the real “coming out party” for electronic on Friday night for the Smog City Tour. Doors dance music, and said he notices similarities opened at 9 p.m. and concertgoers were first between then and now. “I think it really got embraced by the youth greeted by opening act Steady. After Steady came SPL, then Antiserum, then Protohype and college culture starting then, and even and then, at 12:45 a.m., 12th Planet himself more so now, especially fraternities that are on college campuses,” Dadzie said. “Since took over to close out. At the end of the last decade, dubstep 2010, 2009, this is the first time we’ve seen exploded into the mainstream. The subgenre fraternities embrace rave culture.” Around 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, 12th Planet is not simply relevant to mainstream music, concluded his set and has left the stage. but also to mainstream culture. “Between the years of 2010 and 2014, Some of the audience members began a “one we’ve seen dubstep infiltrate major more song” chant, and, despite someone corporate marketing,” Dadzie said. “We’ve on crew trying to cut them off, Dadzie leapt BY Alex guyton

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Earlier this month, Comcast announced it had agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. The deal will have to be approved by the federal government, which is no guarantee. Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts said he expects that the merger will be approved. But no changes would be immediate, as the regulatory review process generally takes a long time to complete. For example, Comcast acquired NBCUniversal in 2009, but the regulatory review process took 13 months. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the merger would increase Comcast’s subscriber base from 22 million to 33 million homes, an increase of 50 percent. It would also make Comcast the largest residential broadband provider in the U.S.

Reaction has been mixed in the days following the announcement. It has long been thought that the cable industry would benefit from more competition, not less of it. However, the two companies largely operate in different U.S. markets, so the merger likely wouldn’t be the monopolistic competition killer some are fearing. But there are legitimate concerns about unsatisfactory service. Cable companies notoriously struggle with consumer satisfaction. With a giant merger like this, there would be many moving pieces — especially early in the process. Consumers would likely experience short-term hiccups in service until the dust from the merger settles, but given Comcast’s vast resources, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be able to improve customer service. There are also concerns about whether already rising prices would skyrocket, now that the mega-

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John Dadzie, also known as electronic music producer and DJ 12th Planet, played dubstep and other bass music at The Rialto Theatre on Friday.

back on stage and blasted Doctor P’s remix of the Tetris theme. When the bass dropped, Dadzie launched himself into the crowd, a crowd that might not have been as large several years ago. “I do not have an opinion whether or not EDM is mainstream,” Dadzie said. “I root

for the success of all of the people who are in the culture and that are pushing the music, pushing the boundaries.”

Comcast’s biggest gain from company owns a vast majority of the cable and broadband markets. But the merger would be its increased again, the two companies primarily negotiating leverage when dealing serve different geographic locations. with television networks, content Cable and broadband prices have providers, regulators and more. been increasing for years and that’s In these sorts of negotiations, size likely to continue, but it’s unknown and customer base are inherently important. By absorbing Time whether that increase will accelerate. customers, Comcast Cable’s biggest competitors right Warner’s now are online subscription services would have the upper hand at any like Netflix and Hulu Plus. Comcast negotiating table. With this sort of power, Comcast has its own would be better online streaming able to dictate service, Xfinity TV, Cable is an the price of which will now industry that has programming be accessible to long been thought when hashing 50 percent more of as one that needs out contracts subscribers. As with content the market shifts, more competition, providers. Comcast has done not less of it. Last year, CBS well to change its and Time Warner business strategy. were involved in However, Xfinity TV a pricing dispute. and its on-demand services are clunky and are not held in CBS demanded that Time Warner high regard by consumers. With many pay more for its content, raising the new subscribers potentially gaining price from 50 cents per subscriber per access to these services, the company month to $2. CBS’ rationale was that is likely to significantly improve them it was much more valuable than other — or at least to try. Comcast may not cable networks, such as TNT or USA, undercut competitors like Netflix and because of its high primetime ratings Amazon, but it won’t be left in the and license to carry NFL games. Time Warner went a month with CBS dust, either.

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blacked out on the air, but ultimately gave in as football season approached. CBS got its price and went relatively unscathed. Time Warner lost about 300,000 subscribers. Disputes like that wouldn’t happen with a new and improved Comcast. It would have more leverage over content providers and thus could hypothetically end up offering lower prices to its customers. Whether that will happen or not remains to be seen. There is no denying that the big winner in this merger would be Comcast. It would gain millions of new subscribers in new markets and big-time negotiating leverage. However, this merger may not result in the doomsday scenario that some are predicting. Although the cable industry as a whole could use more competition, Comcast wouldn’t exactly monopolize the market, given that it would be entering geographic locations from which it was previously absent. It would be more powerful and will have a wider reach, but the move would hardly puts its competitors out of business. — Follow Taylor Armosino @tarmosino

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