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Minority retention at high BY KATYA MENDOZA The Daily Wildcat
The UA’s minority student retention rate is the highest it has been in the school’s history. The first time the UA broke 80 percent retention was in 2012, when freshman to sophomore retention increased from 79.7 to 80.9 percent. Jeff Orgera, senior assistant vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, said the rate currently stands at 81.5 percent. To calculate retention, a count is taken of the number of freshmen during the first week of school, then another is taken of the sophomores at the beginning of the following year to see how many have returned.
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“It’s really good news because minority students in their college to do with academics, it has to do with providing that space for the the UA is a diverse institution endeavors. “The whole purpose of this student to feel comfortable with with a large number of ethnic minorities coming here,” Orgera cultural center existing, along themselves and others so that their said. “Regardless of what type with the other three, is to provide experience here is a positive one,” of student you are, you will have resources and retention programs Ramierez said. Maria Moore, program director the same opportunities as other for minority students,” Ramirez for African American students to become Student Affairs, said successful.” There is no simple formula to that the AASA works to Diversity support adjusting to college. provide unity within a centers such as — Jeff Orgera, cultural community for Asian Pacific senior assistant vice president for Student Affairs and students. American Student Enrollment Management Although the minority Affairs and Native rate is at an all-time American Student high, Orgera said that students Affairs seek to provide students said. Ramirez said the CHSA, along are still facing obstacles that are with support systems that promote success while embracing their with the other three diversity causing them to drop out. “They’re the same type of support centers, work to provide cultural identities. Ana Maria Ramirez, a higher students with cultural and social obstacles for all students, whether education graduate student, said experiences as well as academic they feel like they don’t fit in with the institution or feeling like they that the Chicano/Hispano Student assistance. “Retention doesn’t only have Affairs center is designed to help MINORITY, 3
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A U.S. Department of Education official met with representatives of campus political groups on Monday to discuss President Barack Obama’s education policies as laid out in the State of the Union Address. The meeting with Ken Bedell, a senior adviser for the Department of Education, was sponsored by the UA’s National Institute for Civil Discourse. Students representing the Young Democrats and College Republicans clubs were in attendance. Michael Sheridan, a political science junior and vice president of the Young Democrats club, said that the most important thing Obama spoke about was creating a universal pre-kindergarten program in the U.S. “Studies show … students who went through universal pre-K are more likely to attend university,” Sheridan said. Nick Mahon, a philosophy, politics, economics and law junior and president of the Young Democrats, said that he was most struck by Obama’s inclusion of class, poverty and economic status in the discussion of education. Mahon said there is a strong correlation between the prosperity of an area and the success of its schools. “I think [successful education] is very important with the way that our country is headed,” he said.
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A new club on campus is helping students to branch out and reach their potential. The club LEAD, which stands for Leadership, Extracurricular, Academics and Difference, focuses on helping students grow and achieve their life goals, said Erin Reynolds, campus leader of the UA section of LEAD. The club originated with a summer program hosted by Southwestern Advantage that helps college students to develop the skills and the character they need to grow in life, Reynolds said. “They’ve been doing the summer sales and leadership program since 1868,” Reynolds said, “and what they realized was … it’s a very small amount of students in a very short period of time.” The LEAD program was created when people who worked at the summer program decided they needed a way to increase the impact of the summer sessions, Reynolds said. LEAD is now active on 27 campuses across the country. The program focuses on three main components: weekly seminars, one-on-one meetings and a growth notebook, where students write down personal assessments
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UA STUDENTS Erin Reynolds (left, Denisse Diaz (center) and Caitlin Gullette (right) recently participated in the Neon Vibe 5k Night Race as part of the new UA LEAD club. LEAD is active on 27 campuses around the country.
of their growth over the course of a semester, Reynolds said. Topics for the weekly seminars include habits of successful people, building momentum throughout the school year and the art of happiness, said Andrew Alvarez, a junior studying management information systems and accounting and a member of LEAD. Ryan Shively, a management information systems senior and a member of LEAD, said the club’s mission is to help students identify
their life goals and focus on them. “The point of the program is … to get a big group of people together that all have goals that they’re trying to set, either academically or careerwise,” Shively said. “It’s a place they can help develop a path to reach those goals.” The goals students set don’t have to be about academics or leadership, but can involve any aspect of life, Alvarez said. “Say if a kid wants to maybe lose weight … but never really
understands how important it is to set that goal or even how to set that goal,” Alvarez said. “It really helps kids understand more about themselves.” Members of LEAD act as mentors for younger students and then become coaches once they’ve demonstrated their own personal growth, Reynolds said. The service aspect of the program is the most underdeveloped so far, Reynolds said, as the club is working on forming partnerships with local organizations. The other aspects, especially extracurriculars, are well underway at the UA. “A couple weeks ago a group of us got together and ran in the [Tucson Neon Vibe 5K],” Reynolds said, “and some people are getting together to watch the basketball game.” LEAD stands out from other leadership programs on campus because of its wide focus and the way it uses a community to help students achieve personal goals, Alvarez said. “What the club really does is allow you to evaluate yourself honestly, and then you set weekly goals to meet long term ones,” Alvarez said. “A lot of students think it’s really interesting to have somebody hold them accountable for committing to
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ODDS & ENDS
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Today’s Birthday (02/25/14). For success at work and home this year, take disciplined actions. Seldom has your creativity been so inspired, especially through August, as career gets lifted to a new level. Balance between work and family with organization, communication and partnership. Delegate. Build energy with rest, exercise, healthy food and peaceful time. Romance fills summer into autumn. Focus on love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Plan your road ahead. Consider well being, health and family. Take on a project that inspires. Do it for love, not money (although that could come). Your past work speaks well for you. Keep it cost-effective. Create beauty. Express your love.
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SPOT: Do you live on campus? I do. I live in Coronado [Residence Hall].
What made you want to live in the dorms? I feel like it is close to all the classes, and it is definitely a great networking system. What is the biggest downfall to living in the dorms? Small rooms — that is it.
Blake Rosenberg freshman, pre-business
What is the best memory you have so far? My suitemates and I moved all four beds into one room, and we have a couch in the other room. On the other hand, what is the worst memory? Getting written up. I really haven’t had many bad memories.
Will you live on campus again as a sophomore? I will be living in the FIJI house.
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The first African American U.S. senator was sworn in. Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, was elected by the Legislature to fill the seat.
Underdog boxer Cassius Clay defeated champion Sonny Liston to win the world heavyweight-boxing crown.
“The Passion of the Christ” opened in U.S. movie theaters.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Taking on more responsibility leads to fatter account balances. Dress for the part. Practice your art. Something you try doesn’t work. Get help from family and friends. New possibilities open up. Let your light shine.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — A new income possibility arises with creative inspiration. Stick to practical goals, and take quiet action. Stay home and handle important homework behind the scenes. Don’t drop out exercise and health routines. Create something of beauty. Virgo (Aug. 23 Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Link up with a creative partner to get to the heart of the project. Consider all possibilities, and think huge! Let your passion flavor the work. No shortcuts … follow all steps, and polish carefully.
Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — Don’t make a promise you won’t keep. Don’t avoid promising from fear of failure, though. If you’re going to risk, make sure it’s worth it. Get support, for a wider view. Self-discipline, plus your big heart, earns success.
Libra (Sept. 23Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Creative collaboration thrives. Together, you see farther. Gather essential facts, supplies and an articulate message. Call an experienced friend, for private advice. Simplify your routine. Apply discipline to what you love, and discover the sweet spot.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Stick to basics. Don’t gamble or speculate. Consider the effort involved. Do the homework. Don’t be late for a family affair. Keep confidences. Circumstances play a big role in your decisions. Find balance and harmony.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — An opportunity arises for your group. Listen to all considerations. Make secret plans for a jump on the competition. Postpone travel for a day or two. Craft a message expressing the heart of the endeavor.
Gemini (May 21June 20) — Today is a 6 — Put your heads together to get to the bottom of a situation. A revelation leads to proposed changes. With responsibility comes strength. Avoid risk and travel. Put your heart into your work, play by the rules and beauty arises.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Follow a hunch to avoid possible breakdowns. Don’t give away all you know. Spend carefully, and budget to bring a passion project to life. Change your tune, and sing in harmony with creative partners.
Cancer (June 21July 22) — Today is a 7 — Your input makes a difference. Support your partner. Postpone a trip. Use your common sense regarding changes at work. Keep digging for the clue, and work together. Test your hypothesis. Family comes first.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)— Today is an 8— Rely on someone stable to discover the missing piece. Apply self-discipline to distractions. Assume authority, and put your heart into it. Do a good job, despite annoyances. You’re getting wiser. Encourage love and harmony.
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ASUA Executive Vice President Jordan Allison Major: Journalism, gender and women’s studies, film and TV Year: Junior Extracurricular Activities: ASUA Academic Affairs executive director, ASUA presidential cabinet, Greek Life, Arizona Ambassadors, Honors College Ambassadors, Rho Lambda, Hillel Platform: -Streamline and simplify club registration and renewal. -Increase efficiency in the Club Resource Center of ASUA through comprehensive training, additional positions, CRC internship, the creation of a club records platform, accountable communication and more. -Define and rework the relationship between ASUA and Greek Life so that we may best serve all student populations. -Actively engage first-generation college students and other traditionally underrepresented groups. -Create an online club application clearinghouse
Daniel Anderson Major: Political science, psychology Year: Sophomore Extracurricular Activities: BTFD, baseball, ASUA, Operation Take Pride club president, disabled assistance for hearing impaired students on campus, Club Resource Center executive chief of staff Platform: -Club representation and student body advocacy. -Increased Internet presence and on-campus awareness. -Encouragement of inter-club communication.
ASUA Administrative Vice President Daniel Douglas Major: Philosophy, politics, economics and law Year: Sophomore Extracurricular Activities: Deputy chief of staff to the ASUA student body president, SOPHOS Sophomore Honorary selections chair, camp counselor for Bear Down Camp, Arizona
don’t have a place here, as well as not being well-connected to friends,” Orgera said. “There is no simple formula to adjusting to college.” Orgera said that it is important to work with each student individually to figure out the best plan for continued progress. Moore said that the UA can continue to increase the minority retention rate by creating more programs focused on student resources. “We need to keep it moving in the right direction,” Moore said. “As students continue to make meaningful connections with the staff and faculty here, as we keep developing comprehensive programs that meet student needs, then we’ll continue to see the retention rates go in the right direction.” Adjusting to college life as a minority student can be hard, Ramirez said, but it is doable if the student has the drive to succeed. “If you have that goal, if you have that dream that you want to accomplish, and it’s a strong one and firm one that you believe in, that’s what’s going to push you through,” Ramirez said. “No other obstacle will make you want to stop; you’ll always find a way to stay in school if that’s what you want.”
Mahon asked Bedell how the federal government could be involved in regulating universal pre-K programs on a state level when the states do not consider it a priority. “If you look at the way that President Obama has attempted to govern, one of the things that he’s done is say, ‘We’re going to focus on the willing,’” Bedell said. Bedell said that Obama is more likely to work with geographical areas that have a history of working well with the federal government, and that Obama might consider taxing tobacco products in order to create funding for pre-K programs without raising state budgets. “That would take federal legislation that hasn’t passed yet,” Bedell said. Austin Gilliland, an economics and political science sophomore, said that he appreciated early education efforts, but was disappointed with the vagueness surrounding the president’s efforts related to college education. “[Obama] said he wanted to make sure no one was priced out of a college education, but he didn’t
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Ambassadors Platform: -Growing Bear Down Camp into a two-session camp. -Expanding the reach of the ASUA involvement newsletter
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some sort of semester-long goal.” Reynolds said that LEAD also stands out because there is no charge to join and no distinct requirements students must meet to participate. “There’s nothing definite … like, ‘You sign here and you’re officially a part of LEAD,’” Reynolds said. “It’s all opt-in. If you choose to set goals and grow and work hard to develop those goals, then you are a part of LEAD.” Reynolds said that the program hopes to expand nationally to as many campuses as possible, and has a goal to reach 500 students at the UA by May. “We’ve met up with a lot of very sharp students that are really interested in developing themselves as leaders,” Reynolds said. “So far we’re off to a great start, and the opportunities are limitless as far as how big LEAD could get.”
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really address the underlying issue,” Gilliland said. Janelle Gaun, a junior studying hydrology and water resources, said that she thought there was a lack of a real solution for college tuition prices and rising student debt. Bedell asked the student representatives what they would have the president do about the financial burden facing college
students, which he described as taking out a 15-year mortgage and promising 10 percent of your income. Morgan Abraham, engineering management senior and president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, said that he feels the college system is rigged against students from the beginning. “I think the actual system
is where the problem is,” Abraham said. Abraham said that while he felt there was a problem, he did not have a concrete solution for it. Caleb Rhodes, an international relations sophomore and director of communications for the College Republicans, said that the expansion of community colleges could reduce the cost. “For a lot of students, community college would represent a way to get a good education for a lot cheaper,” Rhodes said. Rhodes added that expanding the community college system might encourage students to spend two years at a community college to alleviate the cost of four years at a university. Gilliland said that he felt the government should create programs that incentivize degrees with more promising careers, creating a better return on the investment of a college degree. “All degrees are valid, but there are some that are more hirable,” Gilliland said.
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US LGBTQ progress not negated by AZ bill BY SHELBY THOMAS The Daily Wildcat
n Thursday the passage of Senate Bill 1062, which has been criticized for being discriminatory, reminded the LGBTQ community of one undeniable truth: There is prominent polarization on the issue of LGBTQ rights in Arizona. According to CNN, this bill could “allow business owners … to deny gay and lesbian customers.” It is difficult not to get caught up in the stuffy — and extremely hurtful — set of words that is somehow making its way through the governmental system. If opponents of the bill truly look at public reaction, they will see how much our culture values diversity in all its forms. As the LGBTQ community gains more of a voice in society through national organizations like the Human Rights Campaign or Tucson’s very own Wingspan the U.S. is undergoing a significant cultural shift. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage, and since then 16 more states have done the same. While the Arizona government’s decision is disheartening, the LGBTQ community’s progress is not over. This year has already been a monumental one. In January, CNN reported that “an Oklahoma federal court [ruled] the state ban on same-sex marriage ‘an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit.’” Just this month, federal judges in both Kentucky and Virginia deemed a same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and as of June 1 of this year, same-sex couples in Illinois will have the right to get married. Facebook’s addition of more than 50 gender options also reminds us of this shift in social consciousness. Earlier this month, Facebook introduced a custom gender option for Facebook users in the United States. On the list are classifications such as twospirit, genderfluid, androgynous, neither, intersex, genderqueer and many more. The subtle change to this mega-platform is one way to establish as a norm that gender is not binary and that individuals identify in a number of ways. Facebook has more than 180,000,000 users from the U.S., a 22.6 percent increase since January 2011. The overwhelming and undeniable presence of social media in our society signifies how prominent these identity options could be in informing the public of gender diversity. Since Facebook added these identity options, a variety of websites including Slate, The Daily Beast and ninemsn have posted descriptions for each of the gender identities. Curious or confused Facebook users can utilize these articles, participating in a pursuit of knowledge that provides insight into the identities of those who don’t fit within socially constructed gender roles. Tucson’s Rocco’s Little Chicago also made a powerful statement about S.B. 1062 through a sign that reads, “We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators.” Photos of the sign made their way around the web on popular sites like Facebook and Buzzfeed. As upsetting as many find this bill, myself included, change does not start or end at the government level. There will always be people who disapprove of and discriminate against others under the guise of their own moral code. Rather, change takes place when a shift in social consciousness occurs — and that’s what’s happening in the U.S. right now.
— Shelby Thomas is a sophomore studying family studies and human development and Spanish. Follow her @shelbyalayne.
Arizona ‘religious freedom’ bill discriminates against everyone BY Editorial board The Daily Wildcat
ur Senate seems to believe that Arizonans shouldn’t have to interact with anyone who offends their personal beliefs — so perhaps we shouldn’t have to be writing about them. The state’s insistence on proving everyone who sees Arizona as a bunch of stubborn, insensitive asses right necessitates commentary. Senate Bill 1062 is only the newest entry in Arizona’s canon of pathetic attempts to stall change. Most states seem poised to tackle the climb to LGBTQ rights, yet Arizona’s backpedaling has not ceased. We’re recklessly, gleefully careening downhill. We’re not the only state that’s still fighting change, but we have allowed our backwardness to extend, quite visibly, all the way to the governor. Hell, even Kansas’ Senate rejected a similar bill. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are a little bluer, but here, the rainbow is going to be refused a motel room. Arizona’s House of Representatives and Senate would have us believe that S.B. 1062 represents progress and provides protection for our constitutional rights. But this “progress” entails a vision of stability and peace only by way of segregation. This “protection” harms. S.B. 1062 is really a dusted-off and polished-up version of the “Jim Crow” laws but this time, under the guise of unquestionable dogma, race isn’t the only qualifier.
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Pulse of the Pac From “A call for a new generation of Disney Princesses” by Kassidy McDonald Disney princesses and the unrealistic body images they give today’s children are a stepping stone to promoting unhealthy body images and eating disorders. … Psychologically, Disney links being a princess with finding a man, being beautiful and expecting to be taken care of by Prince Charming. The princesses use their natural beauty and sexuality to find true love and live happily ever after. Disney does not teach young women to be driven, independent and focused on working out their own problems by themselves. … There needs to be a call for a new generation of Disney princesses. Princesses who save themselves from the tower, fight their own dragons and don’t need a prince in order to feel safe and secure. … We need princesses with curves, with boyish figures and we need princesses that assure children that it’s OK to not be perfect. The State Press Arizona State University
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From “FDA approval no longer lives up to purpose” by Nafisa Masud While I tend to disregard advertisements for bras that add 14 cup sizes or cooking appliances that can peel 37 apples in under a second, my curiosity’s always piqued when I hear the words “FDA approved.” … A recent study by Yale University’s School of Medicine examined more than 200 FDA approvals between 2005 and 2012 to ascertain exactly what this process entailed. While some drugs were only approved after large clinical trials a third of the approvals were of drugs tested by a single clinical trial, others only tested by a small group of patients. … The lack of a strict rubric allows potentially beneficial drugs to fall through the cracks while passing along harmful products to be distributed to the public under the guise of being approved as “good.” … The purpose of the FDA … is a critical part of the medical industry but only if they’re valuing the lives of patients themselves, not focusing on profiting from those desperate to be healed. The Daily Utah Chronicle University of Utah
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Police Beat BY elizabeth eaton The Daily Wildcat
The dusty bong
A glass bong was found on the roof of the Parking and Transportation Services building at 10:10 p.m. on Thursday,. It was placed into property and evidence to be destroyed. A University of Arizona Police Department officer was performing a check of the Sixth Street Parking Garage when he saw a man run from the rooftop of the garage on to the roof of the Parking and Transportation Services building. However, the officer lost sight of the man, and did not see anyone else try to run from the scene. The officer then went to investigate the area near where the man had been, and found a bong made of red and blue glass. Though the bong had burnt residue in it. It appeared to have been there for a while, because it was covered in dust. It is unknown whether the man the officer witnessed running from the roof is connected to the dusty bong.
Four UA students were cited for trespassing on Feb. 15 at 3:15 a.m. at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. A UAPD officer was called to the scene after the center’s alarm went off. When he approached the center in his car, the officer noticed four stacks of clothing near a pillar. As the officer got out of his car, he saw a naked man jump over a wall and begin running. When the officer yelled at him to stop, he hid behind the pillar near the clothes. Three more men, only wearing underwear, ran out of the center and toward McKale Center as the officer approached the naked man behind the pillar. The officer asked the naked man to come out from behind the pillar, which he did, but asked if he could put his pants on first. The officer allowed him to before beginning to question him. Two of the three men who had run off returned to the scene and were also allowed to put their clothes back on. The three men explained that they were all seniors at the UA and knew they weren’t allowed to be in the aquatic center, but that this activity had been a part of their “senior bucket list” of things to do before graduation. The three were cited for second degree trespassing, but the fourth student never returned to the scene. His clothes and personal items were placed into property and held there until he contacted UAPD the next morning. The student claimed that he fell and chipped one of his teeth while he was running away, and asked for his clothes and the rest of his property back. He was cited for criminal trespassing but told he would have to wait until Monday to receive his items.
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SPORTS SCORE CENTER ORANGE SURVIVE TERRAPIN SCARE No. 4 Syracuse 57 Maryland 55
JAYHAWKS HOLD OFF SOONERS No. 5 Kansas 83 Oklahoma 75
MEN’S GOLF FINISHES FIFTH IN HAWAII
ON THIS DATE Feb. 25, 1984 Arizona men’s basketball beat No. 20 Oregon State 6958. Led by A.C. Green, the Beavers went on to win the Pac-10 championship. In 1983-84, Lute Olson’s first season, the Wildcats finished 11-17 and 8-10 in the Pac-10.
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A new York fuels UA revival
BY EVAN ROSENFELD The Daily Wildcat
Sophomore shooting guard Gabe York has recently emerged as a key contributor on both ends of the court for the Arizona men’s basketball team. Head coach Sean Miller attributed the team’s recent success to the emerging depth in Arizona’s rotation. Last weekend against Colorado, Arizona utilized 11 players to gain a 27-point victory, arguably its strongest offensive outing this year. Miller said that he was excited about York and freshman guard Elliott Pitts. “It’s not only Gabe, but Elliott adds to it as well — those guys can shoot the basketball,” Miller said. “It’s not just when they take a shot or make one, but just their presence and the [knowledge] that they have the ability to do so. It gives you better spacing and allows our entire team to be at our best on offense.” York provided a boost for the Wildcats when they traveled to Utah and subsequently led Arizona to an overtime victory behind 6-for-10 shooting from the floor and 3-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc. He compiled a team-leading 15 points while adding four boards, two assists and a steal over a career-high 36 minutes. In the Wildcats’ next game at Colorado, while York didn’t shoot well — 1-for-4 from the field — Miller said he did an “outstanding job” on defense. Last year, his defense was a reason he didn’t receive more minutes, but the 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard collected 10 rebounds in the Colorado game. “My teammates blocked all the guys out and the ball just fell in my hands a couple times,” York said. “But Coach told us when [sophomore forward] Brandon [Ashley] went down that we need to step up the rebounding, so I try to [contribute] a little more than I used to.” Pitts scored six points off 2-for-3 shooting from 3-point range and added a rebound to the Wildcats’ most recent victory. Miller said that the Wildcats’ practices have been going well recently, and that everybody on the team is still aggressively trying to improve. “We’ve been that type of team from the start, and have very few blips on the screen when it comes to effort, attitude and chemistry,” Miller said. “Even on our road trip, we practiced hard, we didn’t
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SOPHOMORE GUARD Gabe York shoots during Arizona’s 76-54 win against Oregon State in McKale Center on Feb. 9. York entered the starting lineup at Utah last week, as the Wildcats beat the Utes 67-63 in overtime and then won at Colorado 88-61.
take any days off in between, and everybody was ready to go each and every day. When you do that, it gives you a chance to have a really good performance.”
Gordon and Johnson return to form
In Arizona basketball’s win over Colorado last weekend, starters Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon finally broke free of their respective slumps. Gordon came out strong after his worst offensive performance of the season against Utah — which saw him score only three points and
grab three boards — and amassed 23 points off 10-for-13 shooting. He sunk both of his long-range attempts and pulled down eight rebounds. “[Gordon] really let the game come to him,” Miller said. “You could really see his confidence growing as the game went on.” Johnson said that sometimes it’s easier to get yourself in a groove when you take advantage of the easier short-range jumpers before moving beyond the perimeter. “Personally, I start to play better when I get a couple easy baskets,” Johnson said. “When [Gordon] got the lob and a few dunks [he] started
to open up and really play loose.” Last week, Johnson rebounded to form after shooting just 25 percent against ASU. “We just got comfortable with our offense,” Johnson said. “This weekend could be the turning point for us as far as getting back in the right mindset as far as offense. We continued to play good defense and really found an aggressive rhythm on offense.”
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BY LUKE DELLA
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No. 14 Arizona softball returns to Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium tonight to host a two-game series with a UTEP team that has won five games in a row. The Wildcats (13-1) suffered their first loss of the 2014 season on Thursday to No. 18 Missouri. The Miners (6-9) began the season with a 1-9 record but swept the UTEP Invitational with three victories over the University of the Incarnate Word and two over Houston Baptist. That’s UTEP’s first five-game winning streak since 2011. Two of Arizona’s victories this weekend were against No. 12 Nebraska and No. 16 Texas A&M. The Wildcats won those two games by a combined score of 11-2. Offensively, the Miners are led by outfielder Ashley Eldridge, who has a batting average of .364 and leads the team with 13 RBIs. She is the only Miner with more than 10 runs batted in. She also leads the team with a .659 slugging percentage. In the circle, UTEP has struggled. Danielle Pearson (34) has the lowest ERA on the team at 4.33. In 43.2 innings pitched she has given up 21 earned runs.
The Wildcats haven’t played UTEP since April 2010. Arizona won that two-game series by a combined score of 18-0. In game one of that series, UA senior pitcher Kenzie Fowler pitched a no-hitter. Prior to tonight, Arizona has faced the Miners eight times. The Wildcats have a 7-1 record all-time versus UTEP. Their
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SENIOR KENZIE FOWLER pitched a no-hitter the last time Arizona played UTEP, in 2010. The Wildcats host the Miners today and Wednesday.
largest victory came on March games. Arizona senior pitcher 4, 2009, when they defeated Estela Piñon (2-1) also played at Yavapai. the Miners by — Arizona a score of 20-1. s o f t b a l l Their only loss volunteer came in their assistant coach first ever trip to Mark Blair is El Paso, Texas, a 1975 UTEP on March 18, graduate. 2008, when they — The lost 9-6. Team Nickname: Miners last time the Location: El Paso, Texas Wildcats started Fun Facts Enrollment: 23,003 a season 13— U T E P 1 was in 2010. senior infielder Founded: 1914 During that 14Miraya Montiel Year Record: 6-9 game stretch in is from Tucson. Head Coach: 2010, Arizona’s She attended Tobin Echo-Hawk only loss was to Salpointe Peak Performer: Erika Missouri. Catholic High Arcuri: .375 batting average School. Prior to joining the Projected Miners, Montiel Starters played at Yavapai College in Attempting to project a Prescott, Ariz. So far this season starting pitcher for Arizona is Montiel has started in 14 SOFTBALL, 7
Arizona men’s lacrosse collected the first two wins of the Derek Pedrick era. The Laxcats (2-1) lost their season opener 8-6 at San Diego on Valentine’s Day, but won the next two games of their Southern California trip. They beat Washington State 14-2 and No. 19 Oregon State 14-5, both in Los Angeles. Pedrick, Arizona’s new head coach, came to Tucson from an NCAA Division II team, Notre Dame de Namur in California, where he was head coach. “I am looking forward to working with a team that has a lot of talent,” Pedrick said. Pedrick is also adjusting to coaching in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association. At Notre Dame de Namur, he led the Argonauts to a conference championship in 2011. Pedrick replaced longtime head coach Mickey-Miles Felton, who founded the current men’s lacrosse program. The Laxcats’ next game will be at USC on Saturday and will be broadcast live on the Lacrosse Network at 5 p.m. Arizona’s home opener will be March 9 against New Hampshire.
Lady LaxCats sweep Grand Canyon State rivals
Arizona women’s lacrosse dominated this past weekend, beating both ASU 12-8 on Friday and Grand Canyon 19-4 on
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LACROSSE HEAD COACH Derek Pedrick leads the Arizona men’s lacrosse team during practice at Cherry Field on Wednesday. This is Pedrick’s first season as coach.
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FRESHMAN KENNY MEIMERSTORF makes a catch during Arizona’s 11-1 win over Alcorn State on Sunday at Hi Corbett Field. Arizona won the three-game series.
SENIOR FORWARD Andrew Murmes played his last game at home in Arizona’s 8-2 loss against ASU on Saturday. The Wildcats went 1-7 against their arch rivals this season.
No. 1 ASU swept No. 15 Arizona hockey. The Sun Devils outscored the UA 12-4 on the Wildcats’ senior weekend and won seven of eight games against Arizona this year. No. 17 Arizona gymnastics was upset in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday by No. 22 ASU, 195.350-196.125. Arizona head coach Bill Ryden said he and the team were disappointed in the way they began the competition. A completely new lineup on the bars and uncharacteristic errors were a factor in the loss, according to Ryden. Former Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey got to show his talent at the NFL Combine on Sunday. Carey led the Pac-12 with 1,885 rushing yards, but his 40-yard dash results ranked 29 out of the 33 running backs participating. Carey finished with a time of 4.70 and did not seem to impress the scouts. The Phoenix Suns saw their three-game winning streak end on Sunday when they lost to the Houston Rockets 115-112. The Suns have the opportunity to recover from the loss tonight when they play the Minnesota Timberwolves.
BY ROSE ALY VALENZUELA The Daily Wildcat
Arizona baseball won its threegame series against Alcorn State, and outscored the Braves 31-2 during Sunday’s doubleheader, in which it grabbed 14 stolen bases. Arizona men’s basketball beat Utah 67-63 and Colorado 88-61 on the road. Freshman Aaron Gordon finished with a career-high 23 points and junior guard Nick Johnson finished with 20 points Saturday night against the Buffaloes. Arizona improved from No. 4 to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 poll. Despite its first loss of the season on Thursday, Arizona softball bounced back in the Mary Nutter Classic and won its last three games of the tournament. Arizona beat UNLV 14-1 in the final game Sunday. Three Phoenix Coyotes players won medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Mike Smith became the first Coyote to win an Olympic gold medal after earning it with Canada, Oliver Ekman-Larsson won the silver with Sweden and Lauri Korpikoski won the bronze with Finland.
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second half and pull off the win.” Saturday. Saturday was Arizona’s “The team has earned bragging rights in Arizona,” head first-ever game against Grand Canyon. coach Mike Kapp said. “GCU played well for this This is Kapp’s third year coaching the Lady LaxCats (3-3). being their first year as a team,” Crane said. “I am excited “I was happy to watch the The team to play team reach their has earned against them full potential,” and go over Kapp said. “They bragging rights some crucial have played great in Arizona. offensive lacrosse lately — Mike Kapp, plays in the and they are Arizona women’s game,” starting to click lacrosse head coach Up next as a team.” for the Lady Team captain LaxCats will and senior be a home Stephanie Crane said the Lady LaxCats came back game against UCLA on Saturday in the second half to beat the at 10 a.m. at Cherry Field. Sun Devils. “Offensively, we played well in the first half, but ASU got ahead of us,” Crane said. “Luckily — Follow Daniela Vizcarra we were able to prevail in the @vizcarra_dw
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difficult, especially in softball when it isn’t particularly uncommon for pitchers to pitch multiple times in a week. Freshman pitcher Michelle Floyd (3-0) had an excellent weekend. Floyd started and pitched four innings on Friday, then three innings on Saturday. In those seven innings of work Floyd gave up four hits and faced only 27 batters. She is a
good bet to start tonight. Floyd is the only Arizona pitcher to yet to give up a run or earned run so far this season. Sophomore Nancy Bowling (4-0) is also another strong candidate to start tonight. Bowling pitched a complete game shutout against the Cornhuskers on Friday.
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1BDRm 600SqFT HOUSE on Cat Tran, water paid, walled yard, pets ok $475 ALSO1Bdrm Close to Campus House a/c, water paid, fireplace, tile thru-out, gated $600 REDI 520-623-5710 www.azredirentals.com
***SERIOUS HOUSING FOR Se‑ rious Students! For 6/1 & 8/1. 6 gorgeously renovated properties very close to campus. Studios 1BR, 2BR, 3BR. $695 $1875. www.universityapartments.net. Managed with utmost care by Bright Properties. 520906-7215. **4BLOCKS TO UOFA. 1Bdrm ‑$595 2Bdrm‑$895 Central Air, WiFi, hardwood floors, W/D. No pets. Available June or August. 520‑743‑2060 www.tarolaproper‑ ties.com 1BDRm FURNISHED AT University Arms 1515 E. 10th St. Clean quiet, green, clearwave wifi. Lease to May 15, 2014 @$550/mo and to August 1 @$490/mo. Year lease $500/mo. 3blocks to campus 6230474. www.ashton-goodman.com
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3BD/ 1BA UNIT, water paid, Close to the UofA. Covered parking, $950 if paid early, APL 7474747 3BD/ 2BA, AC, water pd, off st. parking, Euclid/ Speedway, $880 if paid early APL 747-4747.
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3BEDROOm, 2FULL BATHS, AZ room, big back yard, 5 miles from campus, quiet neighborhood, 2 car garage, fully furnished $950.00 month. Call Scott 602-677-1211 3BR 2.5BA A/C, pool, new carpet, new showers, etc. Tennis court, covered parking. Water & trash paid, lease, no pets, near Starpass. $850. 682-7728. 4BDRm HOUSE AVAILABLE in August! Close to campus! Washer/dryer, a/c, yard $1600 ALSO 4Bdrm 3Ba House Walk to Campus! a/c, tile/wood floors, fenced yard, washer/dryer $1800 REDI 520-623-5710 www.azredirentals.com
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Why does alcohol make you blackout yet still look like you’re functioning?
A. some people confuse it with passing out. They are two Great question! First let’s define blacking out as
different things. A blackout can occur when someone engages in heavy drinking, usually in a short period of time and then has an amnesia-like period until their BAC (blood alcohol concentration) decreases. Blackouts are generally divided into two categories. En bloc blackouts are stretches of time for which the person has no memory whatsoever. Fragmentary blackouts are episodes for which the drinker’s memory is spotty, with bits of memory providing some insight into the drinking episode. This can be a scary, embarrassing thing for a drinker to realize the next day, wondering what happened. How did I get home and what’s this giant bruise on my leg? What happens in your brain is that memory receptors get blocked with excessive alcohol intake. You’re not forgetting what happened; you’re actually not forming the memory. And you don’t realize it until you sober up, usually the next morning. Your friends don’t realize you’re blacked out either because you appear to be intoxicated, but functioning in that you still remember your friend’s names and where you live, etc. It’s just that you aren’t in control of what you are doing or able to give consent to things you wouldn’t do if sober. You just won’t know what you did during this period of excessive BAC. High tolerance can be a factor here also, leading your friends to believe you’re ok.
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What can you do to avoid blackouts? The good news is that they are preventable by reducing the amount of alcohol you consume, spacing your drinks further apart, drinking them more slowly and eating before going out. 83% of UA students did not have memory loss as a result of drinking in the past 30 days. (2013 Health & Wellness Survey, n=3,055)
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The Red Cup Q&A is written by Lynn Reyes, LCSW, LISAC, David Salafsky, MPH, Lee Ann Hamilton, MA, CHES, and Spencer Gorin, RN, in the Health Promotion and Preventive Services (HPPS) department of the UA Campus Health Service.
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Artists find work on social media BY Andrea Thomas The Daily Wildcat
Social media is changing the way UA alumni network and find employment opportunities in the art world. Award-winning muralist Joe Pagac said that when he graduated from the UA he knew how to paint, but he didn’t know how to market his artwork. “I literally just put an ad in a newspaper, and it was really slow building something up,” Pagac said. Many artists struggle to find their niche when first breaking into the market, and the search for a job can be tedious. By using social media tools, artists can greatly expand their job market. Artists are finding that when they display their work on social media, as the number of “likes” on their posts increase, so do the job offers. Artists are networking with potential buyers and communicating with other artists by putting their work out on social media. Pagac said that joins Facebook groups because they allow him to connect with other artists. “Facebook is really where everyone is going to get their invites and find out what’s going on,” Pagac said. Social media acts as a place to share information about marketing techniques, and also helps to combat the idea that the public is searching for a certain genre of art. Pagac uses FineArtAmerica.com, which allows him to sell pieces in a variety of forms, from stretched canvas to cell-phone covers.
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Joe Pagac paints his new mural on the entrance wall of SoHo on Sixth Street and Campbell Avenue on Feb. 18. Pagac uses social media to promote his artwork.
Each artist is able to utilize these social media sites to promote their work and make it as consumerfriendly as possible. Pagac said he uses these tools to help create art he believes many people will relate to, without compromising his vision for each
individual piece. Local artist Rawe Awenasty (pronounced “raw honesty”) said that he has found community through using social media outlets. “You get in this spot where the artists look at one another and think, ‘We need each other and we need
to help each other,’” Awenasty said. “To be able to connect more with those meaningful, compassionate talented individuals — social media really is beneficial for that.” Awenasty said sharing on social media is also important to provide inspiration for those looking to
become artists. “These people are the reason why I’m here; it feels like it’s only partially my fault that I’m here. It seems like everybody just dug what I was doing,” Awenasty said. It’s not always just about what the artists can do, but also about convincing the viewer of their skll. “The best Social Media strategies avoid direct brand messages 90 [percent] of the time,” Wendy van Leuveren a UA alumna and social media marketing specialist, said in an email. “Which means that aesthetics will need to be conveyed by posting interesting, demographic-specific content. This may seem counterintuitive to those who are accustomed to more traditional marketing strategies, but artists can take advantage of this opportunity to more completely convey their perspectives.” Leuveren also wrote that the connectivity social media offers is an opportunity for learning and growth, where she can ask friends about new ideas and get solutions to technical problems. “I learn from and am inspired by my friends’ works every single day,” she wrote. Awenasty said that social media has not only helped him learn from other artists, but has also changed the way he approaches the business side of the art world. “As an artist, it is a business,” Awenasty said. “If you only know how to be a good artist … you’re going to be selling yourself short.”
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Who. What. Wear. Brian Herrera optical sciences and engineering junior Describe what you are wearing today. A shirt that my mom bought for me yesterday because she was in town, khaki pants and Clarks Desert boots. Who is your style icon? I don’t really have one, but my mom really influences my style because she buys most of my clothes and she has to approve of it. Describe your style using three words. Chill. Comfortable. Mature. What’s your favorite, go-to piece in your closet? My North Face vest that I like to wear with long-sleeved shirts because it gives me mobility but still keeps me warm. What’s your typical weekday outfit? Basketball shorts, running shoes and tube socks. Where do you find yourself shopping the most? Nordstrom. What’s one trend that you are excited to wear now that the weather is warming up? Cool, colored bathing suit shorts.
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Describe what you are wearing today. Lacy shorts, my favorite hot pink long sleeve and Tory Burch sandals.
Describe what you are wearing today. Black Converse, Levi’s and a blue polo shirt.
Who is your style icon? Serena van der Woodsen from “Gossip Girl”! She’s gorgeous and has awesome style.
Who is your style icon? My dad because he is very put together and he emphasizes looking your best every day.
Describe your style using three words. Colorful, chic and trendy.
Describe your style using three words. Conservative. Mellow. Confident. Where do you find yourself shopping the most? Urban Outfitters, because it’s an easy option at the UA. What’s your favorite, go-to piece in your closet? A blue polo button-down because it makes me look really put together. What’s one trend that you are excited to wear now that the weather is warming up? Tank tops … it gets so hot here.
Where do you find yourself shopping the most? Urban Outfitters. What’s your favorite, go-to piece in your closet? My flannels because they’re comfy and cute. I wear them at least twice a week. What’s one style that is going to be really popular around the UA this semester? Boho-style … things that are easy and casual. What’s one trend that you are excited to wear now that the weather is warming up? My high-waisted shorts and cute little crop tops. — compiled by Rosie de Queljoe
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