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ORIENTATION | HIGH SCHOOL CORRELATIONS
If your high school had it, the UA might have it too BY MARQUIES WHITE @marquies_white
The University of Arizona is a huge place with hundreds of clubs and organizations that students can join, have a good time and grow as a person. Here are some groups and activities to look into. If you liked playing sports in high school, try intramural sports UA Campus Recreation offers several intramural sports teams for students looking to stay active or even join a team for the first time. There are intramural sports leagues for basketball, soccer, tennis, ultimate frisbee and kickball among others. Most sports also have co-ed leagues. “The healthier and more active you are, your brain is more active and you do better in school, so there is a whole correlation there,” said Tara Watson, assistant director of marketing and communications for Campus Recreation. “There is also that social side, and intramural sports is a good way to do that as well.” For students who want to stay active without sports, students get free entry into
the recently renovated UA Recreation Center which contains a gym, basketball courts and a swimming pool. For more information on how to get involved, visit the Campus Recreation website. If you liked environmental clubs in high school, try Students for Sustainability Students for Sustainability is a program that works to make the UA campus more sustainable and environmentally friendly. “The work [SFS] does ranges from environmental education at K-12 schools to building water basins and cisterns to maintaining a community garden,” said SFS Co-Directors Lisa Sene, Rebecca Van Rhee and Stanley Wong in a written statement. SFS partners with other groups across campus like Compost Cats and the Office of Sustainability for large-scale sustainability projects like zero-waste football games and bringing solar panels to campus buildings. SFS has eight different committees focused on areas ranging from environmental social justice to energy and climate. For more information, visit the SFS website.
If you liked watching sports in high school, try the ZonaZoo The ZonaZoo is the award-winning official student section for the UA’s home sports games. The ZonaZoo officially began in 2003 and has grown to become the largest student section in the Pac-12. During football and basketball games, hundreds of Wildcats pack the ZonaZoo sections decked out in UA’s signature red, white and blue. For more info, visit the ZonaZoo website. If you liked debate in high school, try the UA Debate Series The UA Debate Series consists of monthly forums where two teams of students debate over a topic of public concern and compete to see which side had the more effective argument. “The Debate Series offers students a public platform to express their ideas and practice their public speaking,” said Ted McLoof, founder and executive director of the UA Debate Series and a lecturer in the Department of English. “For students who choose not to debate, we have marketing, social media, research and finance positions, as well as free travel and course credit.”
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The 2018-2019 academic year was the inaugural year of the UA Debate Series and some of the debated topics included immigration, the right to vote and political correctness. For more information, visit the UA Debate Series website. If you liked student council in high school, try ASUA Associated Students of the University of Arizona is the undergraduate student government of the UA. It represents UA students whenever new policies are being discussed, manages all student clubs and runs many programs like SFS and the ZonaZoo. ASUA’s members are all student elected and appointed, meaning that any Wildcat has the chance to become an ASUA leader. ASUA also offers a number of other ways to get involved besides running for office with volunteering and job opportunities. Visit the ASUA website for more information. At a campus so large, there is something for everyone to try out at the UA. For more information, visit the “Getting Involved” section of the UA website.
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ORIENTATION | WILDCATS ANONYMOUS
Sober community breaking college stigma BY AMBER SOLAND @its_amber_rs
Wildcats Anonymous is breaking the stigma of the college experience. Traversing the terrain of college life is stressful enough, but for students recovering from substance abuse and seeking sobriety, dealing with the “pervasive” party culture on campus and in the dorms is “isolating,” said John Fritsche, a recent graduate and previous executive director of Wildcats Anonymous. “The community aspect was what helped me the most,” said John Mack, a junior and the events chair for Wildcats Anonymous. “It is important to have people who understand what you’re going through, who you can lean on for support.” Beginning nearly four years ago with the Transforming Youth Recovery Grant and the Governor’s Office Grant for Collegiate Recovery, Wildcats Anonymous is a “studentled, student-directed” program run through Campus Health that is committed to helping willing students achieve and maintain sobriety so they “can live a happy college life.” Independent from the traditional Alcoholics Anonymous programs across the country, Wildcats Anonymous offers a plethora of free activities and personal mentoring specifically for college students at the University of Arizona. Peer mentoring is available to students who are interested. Peer mentors, who are current or former UA students who have achieved at least one year of sobriety, assist fellow students in their journey to sobriety by sharing their own experiences. “Many are resistant to seeing a counselor at first,” said current Mentor Coordinator Rohith Boyilla. “It is sometimes easier to speak with an equal, who has been through recovery and knows the struggles.”
According to Boyilla, peer mentoring is not “as foreboding as having to go to a therapist or commit to meetings.” In his experience, it was easier to speak to someone who knew the struggle in the beginning. “Peer mentoring is halfway between something and nothing as far as getting help goes,” recent graduate and previous Wildcats Anonymous Administrative Director Sam Harwood told The Daily Wildcat in an article published last November. “This is a good first step for people who aren’t comfortable with fully moving forward yet.” Wildcats Anonymous also hosts anonymous meetings three times a week in the evenings, Al-Anon meetings for friends and family of substance abusers and provides completely sober “replacement” activities — like paintball, escape rooms, hiking trips, meditation classes and Krav Maga classes — completely free of charge for students both in recovery and who are simply seeking a sober event. Wildcats Anonymous also offers a free “alternative Spring Break.” In previous years, they have gone whitewater rafting and visited Zion National Park and Carlsbad Caverns. According to Boyilla, there is discussion about planning a kayaking trip. “The reason [free sober activities] are so important is because people in early recovery usually struggle to break their former cycles,” Fritsche said in the previous article. “If someone told me that the only thing I have to do at a university on a Friday night was
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drink and party, I would not have stayed sober.” According to Boyilla, program leaders have been working with nearby treatment centers and students in recovery to gain insight to what sorts of activities students would like to see made a reality. Though still in the preliminary stages, Wildcats Anonymous has also worked with UA Housing and Residential Life to create sober housing so students in recovery and seeking sobriety have a safe space to live and learn at college. “The biggest thing for people in recovery is avoiding and minimizing triggers. It would be very hard for me to stay sober if I had to go to bed every day next to my roommate’s six-pack of beer,” Fritsche said. “By having this space, it will hopefully help students in recovery go through college a little more stress-free.” Students can learn more about sober housing at housing. arizona.edu. At the program’s genesis nearly four years ago, Harwood coined a phrase that Fritsche and others would deify for years to come: “If we can help just one person achieve sobriety, then it all is worth it.” And thanks to the
constant dedication of counselors and students in recovery, Wildcats Anonymous has grown from a small group of students at meetings to a legitimate and evolving program that has helped nearly 100 students achieve or maintain sobriety. “This is such an incredibly motivated team of people, and so many doors have been opened for us because of how hard we push for it,” Fritsche said. “Over the years, we have helped dozens and dozens of people — students who are in recovery and are living a better life. I never expected it to be this big, and it is incredible.” Many of Wildcats Anonymous’ veterans like Harwood and Fritsche graduated in the spring, bringing an end to the first generation of student leaders of the program. Boyilla is taking on much of Fritche’s work come the fall term. “It’s a dream job for me,” Boyilla said. “I attribute all of my current success to what Wildcats Anonymous has done for me through their peer mentoring
program. I am infinitely grateful. It is beautiful to be able to give back to an organization that changed my life.” Fritsche is confident that Wildcats Anonymous will continue to make a difference under new leadership and that their team “is going to be bigger and able to do more next year than ever before,” but Wildcats Anonymous is always looking for volunteers willing to dedicate time to helping students along the road to recovery. “Working [with Wildcats Anonymous] completely changed my perspective. I know I am going to be an advocate for life for people in recovery,” said Regan Jepson, the program’s previous marketing advisor who graduated this spring. “I want everyone at the university to know what great people we have working here. They really are the greatest people.” For information regarding peer mentoring, upcoming events, how to volunteer and more, visit the Wildcats Anonymous website.
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ORIENTATION | LETTER FROM UA’S PRESIDENT
Welcome to our new Wildcats GUEST LETTER BY ROBERT C. ROBBINS
ear Wildcats, Welcome to the University of Arizona family! This is an incredible community and we are looking forward to your arrival. This is an exciting time to be at the UA, where one of our strategic priorities is ensuring that student success is at the center of what we do every step of the way. No matter what you have in mind for the future, the UA is 100 percent committed to preparing you to reach your goals. Here, you will receive hands-on training in your chosen field, work with experts and make valuable connections with mentors and gain all the skills you need for your future careers. Some of the amazing things we have in the works are: The Student Success District You may have already noticed the construction happening at the Main Library and Bear Down Gym — we are currently building the Student Success District so that you can connect with academic support as well as health and wellness resources all in the same location. Focus on the arts Our goal is to make the UA a global model of excellence as the premier cultural hub of our region and, as students, you can take full advantage of some of the vibrant cultural offerings we have available right here on campus including the Center for Creative Photography, the UA Museum of Art and the many theatre programs and concerts we hold throughout the year. Research opportunities Our students have incredible opportunities to work on internationally renowned research
projects like the OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu, or to work with leading experts in built environments, cybersecurity or the aging human brain to name a few. From first-year undergraduate students to Ph.D. candidates, UA students have worked on some of the most cutting-edge programs in the world, and you can too. Find your place There are more than 650 student organizations that will help you explore new activities, meet students who share your interests and take an active part in shaping the university. You can get more information at clubs.arizona.edu. Above all, we want you to enjoy your time here. The University of Arizona is a fantastic environment founded on important core values. We want you to experiment and learn, treat each other with respect and feel safe to grow and to take some chances. We have many programs and resources in place to ensure that you are not just preparing for your future, but you are healthy and happy while you are here. I encourage you to check out the Rec Center for state-of-the-art exercise facilities, classes, outdoor recreation programming, aquatics and more. I also encourage you to get to know your professors. Our faculty are world leaders in their disciplines and, in addition to guiding you as you learn to think and do things in new ways, they can also help you choose which way you want to go. All of us are here to help you have an amazing Wildcat Journey.
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moved to seven different elementary schools when growing up. From Arizona to California, then back and forth for four years. In the seven different times I packed my life into boxes, I learned a lot about both moving and life in general, the most important lesson being: Moving is not always bad. The Daily Wildcat is working through big move and it’s up to all of the students that call this place home to make it as smooth as possible. I could detail the move in its entirety. Giving everyone the inside scoop on when we found out when we were moving, why we’re moving and where we’re moving, but we already ran a story on that. We actually ran two stories, both written by the legen-wait-for-it-dary Marissa Heffernan, our former managing editor.
how editors saw it. To new reporters, PSU acted as our dungeon and our Editor-in-Chief Jasmine Ann Demers acted as the resident-friendly dragon. Editors called each other family while almost never noticing the reporters that braved the walk-ins. With the move, we are going to change that. I told my editors for the fall to be extra welcoming, not only casually referencing that our offices are open for anyone who needs it but actively telling people to come in for help or just to hang out and get your work done. Whenever we have polls with wacky questions or we want to pass the time with a simple crossword, we want to have even more people to contribute to the image of the Daily Wildcat. The Daily Wildcat will promote a more inclusive environment at our new set up on the third floor of the University Services Building. We may be losing square footage with the move, but we are gaining more in terms of a new look. Our new look has windows, something that all the editors are more thankful than any student will ever know. Our new space will perpetuate the hangout aura that’s occupied with bean bags and couches that aren’t exclusively hosting editors.
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But through this move, the Daily Wildcat has found a new home and a new way of operating, because the years at Park Student Union were painted with an exclusive look or at least what looked like one toward the end of our stay. We had desks spread across the newsroom separated by cubicle walls. While I may be painting a picture of an office of cubicles, it was far from that. To those that spent half the day in there and sometimes more, we knew that the cubicles only had walls to make it feel like the desk was a home of sorts. To those that were infatuated with writing, we decorated our walls with pictures that made us want to stay even longer. The sports desks sported print cut-outs of the heads of different athletes and coaches and even one of the sports editor himself, Alec White, for his birthday. The art’s & life desk was a library to say the least thanks to Pascal Albright, arts & life editor. The news desk was littered with sticky notes. What was first a harmless prank later became the writing pad that Vanessa Ontiveros, news editor, used whenever she needed to jot down something quick. This was our office, another home. This is
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1. Students write messages to the victims of New Zealand’s Christchurch shooting on March 20. The vigil was put on by the Muslim Student Association and the University Religious Council at the University of Arizona. Photo by Griffin Riley 2. On Feb. 5, the Black Student Union held their annual silent protest outside of the Admissions Building. Students and other supporters held up signs with hashtags, pictures, illustrations and quotes to bring awareness to the issues the black community faces. Photo by Ana Beltran. 3. UA Lab workers pose with their posters for the March for Science Rally at El Presidio Park on April 22. The marches for science and climate change are a platform for scientists to speak against President Donald Trump’s stance on science. Photo by Selena Quintanilla 4. The rooftop greenhouse officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the fourth floor of the UA’s Student Union Memorial Center on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Photo by Griffin Riley. 5. One of the silent protestors hands in their letter to President Dr. Robert C. Robbins’ receptionist on Wednesday, April 10, to express frustration with the handeling of the Arizona 3 situation. Photo by Amy Bailey.
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ORIENTATION | EXPLAINING TUCSON
How to make the most of Tucson BY ANIKA PASILIS @DailyWildcat
s a lifelong Tucson resident, I know the ins and outs of the city. I know many of you incoming freshmen are not from here and don’t know what to expect. Not to fear, I am here to help answer your questions and calm your anxieties. The first thing you need to understand is that just because Tucson is a desert, it’s not hot and dry all year round. Actually, this past winter was one of the coldest winters I can remember, especially since it snowed in February. So while that kind of cold, biting weather is fairly rare, it does happen, and it’s best to pack varied clothing. In the winter, you’ll want to dress in layers. Umbrellas are also a necessity because campus is mainly outdoors, and when it rains, it rains. You also need to be aware that the heat is very real. My collarbone got sunburned
running from one class to another. Wear sunscreen, and invest in a decent water bottle that will keep your beverage cool. I would advise you to get a Hydroflask, although I have a cheaper knockoff and it works the same. Staying hydrated is so important and not enough newcomers know this. Tucson is a fun city, but it can be hard to find things to do, especially when it’s hot outside. You might notice when you come to town that the entire city has shut down, and many restaurants opt to shut their doors for the hot summer months. Tucson is a very outdoorsy city; however, without a car, getting to places such as Mount Lemmon and Sabino Canyon is next to impossible. If the outdoors are your thing but you lack transportation, join an outdoors club so you can experience what makes Tucson so famous. Tohono Chul Park in Oro Valley is accessible by public transport if you want to get out of the crowded city, but it does cost $10. Mount Lemmon in particular has snow in winter months. If you’re from the East Coast and miss having four seasons, give it a shot. Oh, and make sure you try the Tucson famous fudge at the top of the mountain.
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If you absolutely do not feel comfortable venturing off campus, that’s totally fine and I completely understand. The good news is, the University of Arizona has events all day everyday. Check the calendar and go! Often times, I’ve been surprised by things happening on the mall, and its a good way to kill time between classes. They’re always completely free, so do take advantage of the many opportunities the UA has to offer. Speaking of services, be aware that campus offers many amenities that are either subsidized or completely free. If you don’t have a doctor in Tucson, Campus Health is an excellent and much-needed service for university students. You can get student health insurance as well. If you’re a gym rat, consider visiting the UA Student Recrection Center. It is completely free if you are enrolled in classes. Semester passes for those who are not students and those who would like to go to the gym outside of class dates are about $125. You truly cannot beat the fact that its right by classes and your dorm room. Some other general things you should know about the city is that all the best
restaurants, bars, etc. are off campus. The food at the restaurants on University Boulevard is hilariously overpriced and you can find cheaper and more delicious options elsewhere. Walk .7 miles to Fourth Avenue and there are a plethora of much cheaper restaurants to dine at. Walk a little further and you’re in downtown. This leads me to a sad but necessary fact to inform you of: Getting around the UA by foot is easy, but if you want to go anywhere else in the city, you will need a car. Public transportation here is not nearly as developed as it should be, and the extreme heat will make you want one anyway. If you plan on moving off campus your sophomore year and the complex doesn’t have a shuttle, this is something to consider. I think you will find that you really like it here, and I hope you do. Don’t be afraid to explore or ask for help. People in Tucson are some of the kindest and laid back people out there. I wish you luck in your endeavors here on campus. Bear Down, Wildcat! — Anika Pasilis is a junior majoring in Journalism and MENAS.
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ORIENTATION | SEX-ED
Sexual assault resources for UA students BY PRIYA JANDU @Priya_J11
The University of Arizona has multiple resources across campus for students regarding sexual assault, harassment and violence. Resources like the Department of Equity, Inclusion & Title IX and the UA Police Department can help formally report instances of sexual assault. Campus Health Counseling and Psych Services and the Women and Gender Resource Center are also available to provide emotional support for any student impacted by assault, harassment or violence. UAPD/Tucson Police Department If a student feels unsafe on campus, they can contact UAPD directly by using the emergency blue light telephones on campus. Students can locate a blue light anywhere on campus and press the button that will put them in contact with a 911 dispatcher. If they feel unsafe staying near the blue light once they’ve pressed the button, they can go to another blue light. On campus, every blue light is visible from another blue light. UAPD can explain what rights victims have under the Arizona law if a student were to report sexual assault. They can also give students options regarding where to report their incident and outside resources both on and off campus. If students want to report an incident of sexual assault on campus, they should call 911 or (520) 621-8273. If students want to report an assault off-campus, they should call TPD at 911. Campus Health UA’s sexual assault and resources website states that providers at Campus Health can treat injuries, provide pregnancy and STI testing, prescribe medication and provide counseling through CAPS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Campus Health cannot perform medical forensic exams because an exam prior to a medical forensic exam could affect evidence collection. Medical forensic exams are available at the Tucson Medical Center’s emergency room. Under the Violence Against Women Act, victims are allowed to seek medical treatment in order to collect evidence of sexual assault for free. To contact Campus Health, call (520) 621-6490. To contact TMC, call (520) 327-5461. The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault has a crisis line that can be contacted at (520) 327-7273.
Counseling and Psych Services “After a traumatic event, such as sexual harassment and/or assault, an individual may experience increased anxiety or fear,” Minnie Almader, a CAPS counselor, said. “Some people feel many confusing emotions . . . after a traumatic event.” Within CAPS, Oasis Sexual Assault and Trauma Resources provides counseling for students of any gender impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence and/ or stalking. The Oasis website states that students who have never been seen at CAPS or Oasis or have not been in six months need to book an appointment with a CAPS triage counselor or a walk-in screening service available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year. After the triage appointment, students can determine what treatment services they want to use. All counseling services are confidential, unless the individual reporting is under 18 or if staff feels they are in immediate danger to themselves or others. Each student has one free session available at CAPS and follow up sessions are available as needed, according to Almader. “Additional community referrals and resources are provided to all students,” Almader said. “Collaboration with University of Arizona resources such as the Survivor Advocates is also accessible to all students.” To contact CAPS, call (520) 621-6490. Women and Gender Resource Center The WGRC offers survivor advocacy as a resource for students who have been impacted by sexual and gender-based violence. Survivor advocacy provides academic accommodations, medical forensic exams, emergency housing, orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, nocontact orders and referrals to mental health services on campus. “We have overwhelming numbers of students who are impacted by sexual violence and don’t seek the resources they need, because they’re scared,” said Karyn Roberts-Hamilton, a survivor advocate. Survivor Advocacy can provide resources for students who choose to pursue legal action. The program provides confidentiality for students. Roberts-Hamilton called the program a good starting point for students who have experienced sexual violence on campus. To contact the Survivor Advocacy program, call (520) 621-5767 or email email@example.com.
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THE CAPS SERVICE, LOCATED on the third floor of the UA Campus Health building at 1224 E. Lowell St.
Department of Equity, Inclusion & Title IX Students can contact the Dean of Students Office for interim measures including no-contact orders, changes to on-campus housing, temporary emergency housing for off-campus students, changes to class or activity schedules, and interim suspension. The Dean of Students office can be reached at (520) 621-7057. Students can submit a complaint against other students through the Department of Equity, Inclusion & Title IX office. The UA’s Title IX website states that the Dean of Students office has a Title IX investigator. Students can report instances of sexual assault or violence that occurred on or off campus to the investigator. The investigator can take interim actions to aid students. The Office of Institutional Equity is where students can submit a complaint, concern or report if the situation at hand involved another person who is not a student. According to their website, to submit a complaint about an employee, visitor or non-student, the office of institutional equity requires a phone consultation or individual meeting to obtain information regarding the investigation and filing process. They can be reached at (520) 621-9449. UA’s student code of conduct’s definition of sexual assault and consent The Student Code of Conduct defines sexual assault as “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. The Student Code of Conduct defines consent
as informed and freely given words or actions that indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.” The code also defines what is and is not considered consent. Consent is defined as, “[in the context of sexual activity] informed and freely given words or actions that indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.” The code states: “Consent may not be inferred from: 1) silence, passivity or lack of resistance, 2) a current or previous dating or sexual relationship, 3) acceptance or provision of gifts, meals, drinks, or other items or 4) previous consent to sexual activity. “Consent may be withdrawn during sexual activity. Consent to one form of consensual sexual activity does not imply consent to any other form od sexual activity. “Consent may not be obtained through physical force, violence, duress, itimidation, coercion, or an express of implied threat of injruy. “Consent may never be given by a person who is: incapacitated (by drugs, alcohol or otherwise), unconscious, asleep, or otherwise physically or mentally unable to make informed, rational judgments. The use of alcohol or drugs does not diminish one’s responsibility to obtain consent and does not excuse conduct that violates this Student Code of Conduct.”
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ORIENTATION | WILDCAT STARS
Five Wildcat athletes to watch in 2019 BY ARI KOSLOW @koslow_ari
As a new season of Arizona sports approaches, many UA athletes will put their talents on display. But which ones will be at the forefront of helping their team win? We’ve identified five athletes whose performances will be under the microscope in fall 2019. Khalil Tate (senior) – football quarterback Coming off a breakout season for Tate in 2017 when he threw for over 1,500 yards and ran for another 1,400, expectations were high for Arizona football going into last season. With new head coach Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone coming to Tucson from Texas A&M, the team was expected to have one of the most explosive offenses in the country. However, lower leg injuries suffered by Tate early in the season kept him in the pocket most of the season, which had a disastrous effect on the whole offense. He was not able to use his speed to open up the field, which led to a down year for the Wildcats. So, in year three as the Wildcat starter, which Tate will we see this season? If the senior
regains the footing he had, Arizona should have a winning season, but if it’s more of the same from last fall, Tate will go down as a one-year wonder. J.J. Taylor (junior) – football running back After seeing limited carries in his redshirt freshman season, Taylor erupted last season with 1,434 yards and six touchdowns on 255 carries. He also added 16 receptions for 133 yards as a receiver out of the backfield. Taylor was one of the shining stars in what was an overall down year for the Wildcats in 2018, as his 1,434 yards landed him seventh in the country in rushing yards among all collegiate running backs across the country. Tate and Taylor in the backfield are going to be a tough duo for opponents to deal, with as the versatility and elusiveness they both possess are tough to defend against. Nico Mannion and Josh Green (freshmen) – men’s basketball guards Similar to the football team last season, the basketball team also failed to live up to expectations going into the season as they missed the NCAA tournament for the first
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ARIZONA RUNNING BACK J.J. Taylor (21) running toward the end zone during the first quarter of the Arizona vs. Colorado game on Friday, November 2, 2018. The Wildcats won 42-34.
time since 2012. With one of the country’s top recruiting classes heading into 2019. The basketball team will look to rebound and take back the Pac-12 conference championship, along with potentially another deep run in March Madness.
The incoming recruiting class is led by Mannion and Green, who both find themselves in the top 10 of ESPN’s 2019 top high school recruits.
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Mannion, out of Pinnacle High School, is a 6-foot-3 point guard who averaged over 30 points per game his senior year. He was named the top point guard in the country for the 2019 class and won the award for high school athlete of the year, earning him McDonald’s All-American recognition. He’ll come to town and immediately start for the Wildcats. Green, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard out of Florida, attended IMG Academy. He is listed as a guard but can also play as a small forward. Green poured in 42 points in the final regular season game of his senior year last season before leading his team to the high school basketball championship, where they defeated La Lumiere by a score of 65-55, leading to Green being named MVP of the championship game. Green also played in the McDonald’s All-American game back in March where he shot 4-9 from the field for 8 points and 5 rebounds over 14 minutes of playing time. Brandon Williams (sophomore) – men’s basketball guard Williams came to Arizona last year as a top 40 recruit out of California. He started the majority of the season for the Wildcats but
struggled to shoot with consistency, as he shot just over 31 percent from 3-point range. He’ll have a lot more to prove entering his sophomore season this year with the majority of the team from last season returning along with one of the country’s top recruiting class. Look for Williams to improve in his second season with Arizona as the Wildcats try to redeem themselves after a tough 2018 season. Aari McDonald (junior) – women’s basketball guard The Wildcats women’s team defeated Northwestern in front of a sold out crowd at the McKale Center last April to take home the WNIT Championship. As they enter another season under head coach Adia Barnes, the hope is they can make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005. The team was led by Aari McDonald, now a redshirt junior, who averaged over 24 points per game with six rebounds and four assists during the regular season. Across the six games won by the Wildcats in the WNIT, McDonald averaged 19 points per game along with seven rebounds and six assists. In the championship game, she went 8-17 from the field en route to a 19-point performance with seven rebounds and three assists. This season, once again, she is going to be one of the major keys if the Wildcats women’s basketball team wants to have another successful season.
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ORIENTATION | STUDY SPACES
Sit, study, succeed with these five study spots BY ALANA MINKLER @alana_minkler
An arsenal of study spots is an important asset you will use in your college life, so try out many locations until you find a fair set that works for you. “You just need to find where you’re comfortable and then, more than anything, you need to mix it up,” said Riley Campbell, a senior studying biomedical sciences. “[Look at] lots of locations and find your favorites. I think going to the same spot and seeing the same things over and over gets kind of monotonous and exhausting.” Here are some popular locations that students recommend. Freedom Hill The grassy hill in front of the Administration Building is one of many place to study, have a picnic or catnap in the sun. Students often chill out, talk, eat or do school work there on a nice day. Peter Mandybur, an alumnus who studied communication, said this hill was one of his favorite study spots as a student. “Most of the time, it’s very peaceful and it’s got nice grass and shade. And in Arizona, you don’t always see that, so I think it’s a pretty unique spot,” Mandybur said. He said it’s not the best place to study when hate preachers like “Brother” Dean Saxton come during the school year and crowds of students gathered to yell. “I think the outdoor spot combined with people just wanting to relax makes it really unique compared to other spots,” Mandybur said.
Eighth floor of the Meinel Optical Sciences Building The eighth floor of the Meinel Optical Sciences Building has what some claim as the best view on campus. Campbell said he knows when he’s stressed out, he can look out the windows, take a deep breath and enjoy the view. To Campbell, a great view is what makes a great study spot. “Even like the top of the library, here, different spots outside, really anywhere to mix things up and do something different and kind of keep you feeling refreshed,” he said. The eighth floor is unique because it not only has a study room with huge glass windows, but it has a balcony overlooking the entire UA mall. The USS Arizona Lounge This lounge is hidden behind a pair of golden doors right across from The Scoop in the Student Union Memorial Center. The lounge is dedicated to showcasing memorabilia and documents from seamen and families of those that died on the USS Arizona. The space has several arm chairs and a model of the ship itself. Mahmoud Wahab, a junior physiology student, studies here often, especially while he waits around to get picked up from the SUMC cul-de-sac. He said it’s not as well-known because it’s discreet and looks like it’s for visitors rather than students. “It’s quiet and it’s got some cool stuff to look at when your mind is wandering,” Wahab said. Slot Canyon Café The Slot Canyon Café is located on the first floor of the Environment and Natural
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MAHMOUD WAHAB STUDIES IN the U.S.S Arizona Lounge. He likes this room because it is discreet and quiet.
Resources 2 Building. It is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. They serve espresso, a variety of teas, paninis and pastries. The indoor area has lots of outlets and study spaces. There is also an outdoor seating area in the front where students can enjoy the ENR2 building’s plants, unique architecture and shade while they do their homework. First floor of the Main Library The first floor of the library is unique from the rest of the library because it is partially connected to the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center. Half
of the first floor has glass walls facing the underground outside area, creating a naturally-lit and modern space. There are computers open for student use, a multimedia zone, collaborative study rooms, technology to borrow and 3D printing is also available. Rachel Nach, a junior history student, said the first floor is one of her favorite spaces. “I find it very collaborative,” Nach said. “You can be loud. You can talk. You can focus and be quiet.” This summer, the first floor will begin the remodeling process to create part of the Student Success District from May 2019 until January 2020.
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Campus clubs by the numbers BY NAGISA TSUKADA @ntsukada120_130
1. First club at The University of Arizona – Ramblers Hiking Club Ramblers is the oldest club on campus since 1946, according to their website. They focus on conducting or helping to plan hiking trips around Arizona, including New Mexico, Utah and California. The group also differentiates hikes by elevation and difficulty level. Club members can also enjoy camping, cliff jumping, photography and other outdoor activities. No experience is needed. For more information, visit their website or Facebook page. Interested students can also email ramblers@ list.arizona.edu.
publication through intellectual and social exchange of ideas in bi-weekly meetings. PAT is also creating a History Club this year. All UA students are welcome regardless of a major. For more information, visit their website or Facebook page. And if you love the Medieval era and sports, consider Wildcat Fencing Club at Campus Rec. Members of the club learn traditional European swordsmanship.
8. Coordin-8 a fashion show – TREND Fashion Club TREND Fashion Club is a business club catering to students interested the fashion industry. Their official blog discusses fashion trends and their activities throughout the semester. They have hosted UA Fashion Week for the past three years in the spring semester. and have also participated in off-campus fashion events like Tucson Fashion Week and “Fashion Rocks” at the Musical Instrument Museum. TREND is also known for previous partnerships with various stores such as Buffalo Exchange and Macy’s.
2. Two Greek organizations for LGBTQ+ students – Delta Lambda Phi and Gamma Rho Lambda The UA has dozens of Greek organizations, and while all of them accept LGBTQ+ students, two of these organizations were specifically founded by and for LGBTQ+ students. Delta Lambda Phi is a social fraternity for gay, bisexual, transgender and progressive men. Gamma Rho Lambda is a social sorority that welcomes LGBTQ+ women and allies. LISA BETH EARLE | THE DAILY WILDCAT
3. Three types of club sports – men, women and co-ed clubs The UA currently has 29 active student sports clubs with approximately 1,000 students. They have a variety of choices, such as archery, badminton, cheerleading, soccer, quidditch and water polo. There are intramural sports as well. Activities generally take place at the UA Campus Recreation Center. For more information, visit their website. 4. Four dance clubs – Wildcat Dancesport, Mambology, Ritmos Latinos and Tango Club The UA has four dance clubs that welcome any student, but all have different styles of dance they focus on. Wildcat Dancesport is the UA official ballroom dance team. It is designed for competitive and professional dancers. Mambology, Ritmos Latinos and Tango Club are casual student dance clubs. Each focuses on mambo, rueda de casino salsa and Argentine tango, respectively. No partner or experience is needed for these three clubs. 5. Interest in Medieval Era? – Phi Alpha Theta and Fencing club If you love history, Phi Alpha Theta is an option. They are a society at the UA who promote historical research and
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6. Harmony, love and caring – Wildcats CARE Did you know six represents harmony and love in numerology? And what club could embody that than one literally known as Wildcats CARE? Wildcats Committed to Animal Rescue and Education is a UA student-led club to support homeless and abused animals through various methods in the Tucson community. Animals supported by Wildcats CARE are not limited to dogs and cats, and have also consisted of goats, horses and capybaras. 7. Lucky like a Shooting Star – Astronomy Club The UA is famous for its astronomical discoveries. The Astronomy Club welcomes all majors, not just people pursuing astronomy as their career. The club provides opportunities for astronomical projects and studies with visiting astronomers, trips and other activities. They also host free public star parties at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center every month. For more information, visit their website, check out their Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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9. Nine years of mastering public speaking – UA Toastmasters Some say public speaking is the most frightening thing in the world. UA Toastmasters have a weekly meeting to help members improve their public speaking skills and leadership. It is open to all Wildcats, including students and faculty. If you want to build your confidence, this is what you should look in to. 10. 10th anniversary – Arizona Esports If you love gaming, consider playing with fellow UA students while also making friends along the way. Founded in 2009, Arizona Esports have played and participated in collegiate tournaments for various games like League of Legends, Dota 2 and Super Smash Bros. They also hold weekly events. For more information, visit their Facebook page, check out their Discord channel or email email@example.com.
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ORIENTATION | SEX ED RESOURCES
Let’s talk about sex, and the resources offered at UA BY MARGAUX CLEMENT @margauxclement9
College can be a time of discovery for students, whether it’s what major to declare, what being on a budget feels like — or sex. Being sexually active in college is not unusual, according to collegestats.org, a site that uses freely available data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. The site said, “on average, students will have sex with close to five partners during their two or four years enrolled in postsecondary education,” after a recent study. The University of Arizona offers several resources for students looking to gain more knowledge about sex, other sexual activites or protection. These resources range from the Campus Health Center’s weekly campus events, like Free Condom Friday, to a Sex, Health and AIDS course. Lee Ann Hamilton, a health educator and sexual health specialist at Campus Health, said sex education is required in only some states and Arizona is not one of them. Before college, students could have either had sex-education classes, been taught abstinence or even had no education when it comes to sex, Hamilton explained. Through resources available at the UA, students have new ways to become more educated about forms of protection, STDs and ways to have safer sex. “Even just discussion about relationships, how your body works and how to protect yourself is important,” Hamilton said. “So is just talking about what you are looking for in sex and what you’re looking for in a partner.” Reem Alruwaih, a sophomore at the UA majoring in business, and Shahad Albustan, a freshman at the UA majoring in engineering, are both from Kuwait, where, they said, they received no sex education due to the cultural and religious normalities of their country. They said besides learning about the scientific part of sex in a biology class, it is not normal to have sex education or talk about sex in Kuwait. “It’s not really talked about until you get married,” Albustan said. They also said when one finally does reach that moment of marriage, the sex education source is one of the married couple’s mother. Araceli Benitez, a sophomore at the UA studying veterinary sciences, is from Tucson and said she wasn’t taught about sex, just about abstinence, in school prior to college. “I don’t even think I’ve been taught a sex-education class. Maybe in middle
school we talked about it, but it’s just about abstinence, then you’re good,” Benitez said. Justin Sabia-Tanis, professor of the Sex, Health and AIDS course taught at the UA, said some states lie about sex when teaching students in public schools. Sabia-Tanis said some programs, for instance, compare sexuality to chewing gum, saying the more someone chews gum, the less valuable it is. The same rules apply to sex, because the more sex someone has, the less value they have. Sabia-Tanis said lies such as these are unhealthy messages to people and it is important to become better educated about sex and forms of protection through resources like classes or Campus Health. Campus Health, located in the Highland commons, is a place where students can talk to health professionals about sex, get more information about contraceptives and learn how to be sexually safe and smart. Students and other individuals can also get STD testing at the health center. “We’ve seen a reduction in condom use in the past few years, which can be kind of scary,” Hamilton said. Statistics from 2018 show only 59.8 percent of sexually active students at the UA were using condoms, according to the health center. Hamilton explained since there are now more effective birth controls, people think it’s okay not to use condoms during sex. “Condoms are for STD protection. The IUD and other long-active reversible contraceptives does nothing to protect you against getting chlamydia or syphilis or HIV or herpes or anything like that,” Hamilton said. According to Hamilton, learning about STDs and their symptoms, and even those which don’t always cause symptoms, is important when a sexually active individual is deciding if they should get tested. There are some health issues that can develop if someone has an STD and never gets treated. “The most common [STD] we see here is chlamydia, which can lead to fertility problems, pelvic inflammatory disease,” Hamilton said. “This is especially when people don’t know they have it, so if someone has an untreated/untested case of chlamydia, it can lead to serious problems.” How often someone should get tested changes from person to person, Hamilton explained. She said if someone has many new sexual partners, they should get tested more frequently than someone who has very few or a single partner. The Sex, Health and AIDS course at the UA, cross-listed in the departments of Mexican-American studies and gender and women’s studies, is another resource open to students. This course discusses
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various STDs, specifically HIV, and aims to educate students on the possible outcomes of contracting an STD. The course covers topics like the history of sex, sex statistics and what puts someone at a high or low risk for contracting an STD. “The class is focused on HIV and AIDS. We look at the history of HIV and AIDS and the way it impacted our world. It changed many things about how we approach healthcare,” Sabia-Tanis said. Sabia-Tanis said aside from educating students on HIV and AIDS in class, they also talk about STDs, condoms, birth control and other things students may need
for their sexual health. Hamilton said even if students are not currently having sex, it’s good to get educated, because everyone knows someone who has sex. However, not everybody is having sex, so even if you’re waiting, you’re not alone. “I think everyone should take a human sexuality class, because we’re sexual beings,” Hamilton said. “Sex is an important part of being a human. It includes relationships; it’s not all about sex, but talking about love and relationships. That’s something everybody could use.”
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Adaptive Athletics is a group under the Disability Resource Center that focuses strictly on athletes. The program enables athletes to start or continue their athletic careers by holding camps and participating in national compeitions.
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Better known by its acronym, B.L.A.C.K., this is one of the University of Arizona’s themed commuinities. The group is committed to creating an enviorment grounded in leadership and learning about African American and black culture.
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Better known as the Adalberto & Ana Guerrero Student Center, the center looks to make the campus a more inclusive and safe place. The center is located in the Cesar E. Chavez buidling, room 217. A meet and greet of the staff is held every fourth Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m.
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While Adaptive Athletics helps athletes, the DRC hosts more resources to help students by providing an equal learning enviorment. The center is also pushing forward the UA’s commitment to a universal design that allows use by all peoples.
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A must on the to-do list of a lowincome student at any institution. Applying for FAFSA and financial aid is a must. A helpful resource the UA has is Scholarship Universe, which makes it easier to apply for scholarhsips online.
The Center for English as a Second Language is located just East of the Arizona History Museum. This center is over 50 years old and houses the only Commission on English Language Program Accreditation in Arizona.
When applying to jobs, the UA makes it easier with Handshake. According to their website, all you have to do is click on the “Unviersity of Arizona Sign On” button. Having an account enables students to search and apply for jobs using specific filters.
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Joining the Greek life culture may seem daunting, but every group has their own benefits to them, like volunteer work or philanthropy. Some are even LGBTQ+ exclusive. UA’s two are the fraternity Delta Lambda Phi and the sorority Gamma Rho Lambda.
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While not exactly geared toward current students, this outreach program, spearheaded by the College of Engineering, offers different courses and classes. This summer they are hosting a Summer Engineering Academy for High School students and an Engineering 102 High School class.
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The office of LGBTQ Affairs creates safe spaces for students of all identities through social events and LGBTQ-centric programs. The center, located in the Student Union Memorial Center, serves as a meeting place for many LGBTQ clubs and organizations on campus.
While it may not start with an “M,” Counseling and Psych Services can play a pivotal role when helping students’ mental health. The service offers help to students through the lows of college. For information on where to go for help, call (520) 621-3334.
ative American Student Affairs
According to their mission, NASA seeks to help students take advantage of support services in order to achieve academic excellence. By creating safe enviorments and primary education about their ancestory, the group wants to see their members thrive at the UA.
One of the more unique groups on campus, the Ombuds Program resolves conflicts on an individual or a group level. The page for their group on the UA website can be a little mysterious, but the number, (520) 626-5589, invites anyone to call for help.
Another service provided by CAPS, Parents Matter is what parents can turn to when they don’t know the answers to their childs question. They also help parents know when a child needs help by their behavioral patterns.
The QTPOC group is focused on including queer transgender people of color and allies. The group is housed inside the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at the Student Union Memorial Center, room 404-V.
“Seperating alcohol fact from fiction” is the group’s primary motto. They take in student questions, which can be asked at health. arizona.edu/redcup-qa, and answer them and back the answers up with facts to further prove their points.
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An advocacy group for gender and equity, the WGRC focuses on providing programs that engage issues like Sexual Assault and Gender based violence. The WGRC is on the fourth floor of the SUMC inside the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.
Through text or email, UAlert sends out messages about emergencies on campus and what to do next. The messages can also be sent to parents should they opt in. For students, the service is available upon enrolling into the university.
oung Life & other religious resources
Young Life is a Christian club on campus that wants to “enjoy God, and to make real friends in the process,” according to their website. However, if Christianity is not your faith, the UA also hosts other groups like Jewish Arizonans on Campus club, the Muslim Students’ Association and the Secular Student Alliance.
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A – Aari McDonald
This past season, Aari McDonald led the Arizona women’s basketball team in scoring as a sophomore. In addition, she led the team to the WNIT Championship game where the team defeated Northwestern at McKale Center.
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Arizona men’s basketball did not have the best season this past year, but the team will say hello to a number of new faces in the nation’s No. 3 overall recruiting class on the court this year in hopes of making a run in the postseason. As mentioned, women’s basketball won the WNIT and will now set their sights on making the NCAA Tournament.
C – Carlos Villarreal
As a cross country and track & field athlete, Carlos Villarreal won the award for the best junior male athlete at the CATSYS this past season and continues to dominate long distance events in the 1600 meter and 800 meter run.
D – Devils
The Arizona Wildcats will have a rivalry week in each of their respective sports in the
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G – Geist
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look to bring a certain spark and passion to Arizona basketball that has been missing for a while now.
H – Harper
K – Kevin Sumlin
Rising senior Jessie Harper continues to dominate the softball field for the Wildcats. The team is currently contending for a postseason run on a national level. Last year, Harper was a part of the USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List.
I – Ira Lee
With a rough start to the previous season, junior basketball player Lee looks to make a greater impact and hold a bigger role on the team this season as he is just one of two juniors on the team, along with Alex Barcello.
J – Josh Green
An integral part of Arizona’s top recruiting class, Green will step on the court this fall and
awarded his 1600th career win, which place him among some elite collegiate softball company.
N – Nico Mannion
With the over-hyped, under-played start of the “new era,” Head Coach Kevin Sumlin and his crew are looking to make a much bigger impact on the field this fall than last season, when the team went 5-7 and failed to make any bowl game.
A rising freshman at UA, highly-recruited Mannion, along with Green, will step on the court this upcoming season and look to make Arizona men’s basketball a national contender once again.
L – Linemen
With the new recruits and the returning veterans, Arizona sports looks to dominate all sides of the offensive boards this year, whether it be in basketball, softball or volleyball.
Arizona football had one of the best offensive lines in the Pac-12 last season as the group helped the Wildcats be the third-best rushing attack with over 200 yards per game.
M – Mike Candrea
Softball Head Coach Mike Candrea and his crew are currently vying for a national title, but, for now, Candrea was recently
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O – Offense
P – Palomino-Cardoza
Senior softball player Alyssa PalominoCardoza recently helped Arizona secure a huge victory over UCLA in the first match of the series with a diving catch in the seventh
inning. She has been a dominant force on the softball team and her leadership will only continue to grow in the upcoming postseason.
Q – Quarterback
Khalil Tate, along with Sumlin, will look to make a bigger spark on the football field this upcoming season. This will be Tate’s senior season as he looks to make one final push for a postseason run for Arizona.
R – Renovations
Arizona sports has been undergoing a series of renovations this past year, including the construction of the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center, valued at about $16.5 million worth of renovations. The Hillenbrand Stadium was also recently renovated to include more seating and be a more state-ofthe-art facility.
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MALIA MARTINEZ 8 RUNNING to home plate after her home run to celebrate with her teammates on Friday, April 19 in Tucson in the Hillenbrand Stadium. This was her second home run in the game.
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No. 39 overall ranked prospect in his class, making him one of the four players inside the top 100 to commit to Arizona.
S – Sean Miller
Y – Yu-Sang Hou
With a fairly uneventful season last year, basketball Head Coach Sean Miller and his crew are looking to make something happen on the court this year with the addition of new recruits and returning veterans.
T – Tenure
Talking about tenure, volleyball Head Coach Dave Rubio will be entering his 28th season this year. Rubio currently sports a 512-321 (0.615) overall record, and he has led the team to 14 20-win seasons and 20 NCAA appearances in his tenure here in Tucson.
U – Underdog
A sport that might not come to mind when you think of the University of Arizona is men’s wheelchair basketball, but this past season, the team was dubbed national champions as they won the National Adult Division 1 Wheelchair Basketball tournament in Tallmadge, Ohio on March 24.
Sophomore Yu-Sang Hou has been one of the faces of Arizona women’s golf this past year. She was nominated for Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year but did not win. As a junior, she will look to have a more leadership-focused role on the team.
Z – ZonaZoo
Arizona students are invited to join the ZonaZoo, one of the best student sections in the entire nation. Members of this group attend sporting events and get great seats at crowded sporting games, including football and basketball games. In 2015 and 2018, ZonaZoo won the NCSSA Loud and Proud award for the best student section in the nation.
V – Volleyball
After a 22-11 overall record and first-round exit in the postseason to Missouri, Arizona volleyball is looking to make a bigger run this year as they signed Mahina Pua’a, the sister of current player, Emi Pua’a.
W – Women’s sports
All in all, it was very clear that Arizona’s women’s sports made a huge impact on Arizona Athletics this past year. From women’s basketball winning the WNIT title to softball sporting a 21-game winning streak at one point in the season, the female athletes on campus sure know how to get the job done.
X – X-factor
One of the x-factors for the Arizona men’s basketball team this season could be Zeke Nnaji. Standing at 6-foot-11, Nnaji is the
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College students have a long history of being politically-minded, and students at the University of Arizona are no exception. For students looking to keep up with UA politics, here’s a breakdown of important political organizations to know on campus. What is ASUA? The Associated Students of the University of Arizona is the school’s undergraduate student body government. ASUA is comprised of three executive officers, three at-large senators and a dozen college-specific senators. The three executive officers for the 2019-2020 school year are Student Body President Sydney Hess, Executive Vice President Bennett Adamson and Administrative Vice President Kate Rosenstengel. Hess had three platforms during her campaign: student advocacy, community and civic engagement and mental health
awareness. “I think it’s really important that we host town halls in cultural centers throughout the year to ensure that we are hearing from students,” Hess said at a cultural forum during the election. The executive vice president oversees the senate in addition to the clubs and organizations on campus. Adamson wants to streamline the club registration process and create more action items in the senate. “I’d like to see senate take a stronger stance on legislation and projects,” Adamson said during the cultural forum. The administrative vice president works with the 12 programs and services within ASUA. “I make sure that all the programs are growing, that we’re staying on track and that we’re going where we want to go in the future,” Rosenstengel said at the cultural forum. Rosenstengel served as the AVP during the 2018-2019 school year as well. Going forward, Rosenstengel wants to integrate the program and service fair
into the ASUA club fair and continue advocating for I Will Week, a program on campus that raises awareness about sexual assault. The at-large senators and collegespecific senators hold weekly senate meetings in which they discuss ASUA initiatives, club funding and any other issues that are pertinent on campus. Each college has a college-specific senator, and once elected, these senators report on what’s going on within their college during senate meetings. They also advocate for change within their own college. Programs and services such as Bear Down Camp, Campus Pantry, Pride Alliance, SafeRide, Spring Fling and Volunteer UA fall under ASUA’s watch. The ASUA senate has the ability to fund requests and sponsor events for these programs and services. The most recent service added to ASUA is Campus Closet. Campus Closet distributes professional clothing for free to students who may need it for a job
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Tucson has nine candidates running for mayor in the upcoming 2019 local election. Of the nine candidates running, five are Democrats hoping to replace current Democratic Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who is not seeking reelection. Democratic Candidates Denny Crafton, Randi Dorman, Steve Farley, Eric Hottel and Regina Romero are the Democratic candidates running for mayor. In a forum hosted at the University of Arizona in April, Dorman, Farley and Romero shared part of their platforms. Dorman is a developer for downtown Tucson. Farley has served in the state legislature for 12 years. Romero is a city councilwoman representing Ward One. At the forum, all three expressed their support for immigrants and refugees in Tucson. “As mayor, I would make sure that the city convened those organizations and had a specific approach to servicing the immigrant and refugee population,” Dorman said. Farley created a Facebook group called
“Arizona Welcomes Refugees” and credited Tucson’s strength and diversity to the immigrant and refugee population. Romero helped lead the opposition against Senate Bill 1070 in 2010, which required law enforcement officers to determine a person’s immigrant status if they had reasonable suspicion. Regarding city development, Farley stressed that Tucson needs to continue to grow without losing its integrity. “As a city, we need to have somebody who is willing to be able to make sure that what makes Tucson unique is what we keep,” Farley said. Romero and Dorman expressed similar sentiments and said they wanted to see public transportation develop. Romero wants to see the transit system to become electric while still being affordable, and Dorman said she would stop future purchases of fossil fuel city vehicles in order to move to electric power. The three candidates also expressed their support for the Red for Ed movement. Romero said every child in Arizona deserves an opportunity to receive an education. “The mayor has a bully pulpit to promote investment in education,” Romero said.
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THE MAYOR OF TUCSON Jonathan Rothschild talks about a new poverty collaboration during a Q&A with the Daily Wildcat at his office in City Hall in 2014.
Farley wants to see education included as a priority in the city charter, and Dorman wants to encourage educational support programs. Denny Crafton and Eric Hottel did not
attend the forum and have stayed fairly quiet on campaign promises, but they are on the
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interview or work. It was an initiative started in the 20182019 school year by former senator for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Katie Christopher. Christopher received funding in the fall semester and held the first distribution day in the spring semester. Christopher told the Daily Wildcat that she wants Campus Closet to become a reliable, successful student service within ASUA, similar to Campus Pantry. ASUA also oversees club registration and funding. Any club on campus that wants to be officially recognized needs to register through ASUA. Once officially registered, ASUA can provide funding and resources to clubs in need. For the 2018-2019 school year, ASUA allocated over $100,000 for club funding requests. These club funding requests are heard and approved at appropriations meetings. To learn more about what ASUA achieved in the 2018-2019 school year, read the Wildcat’s ASUA year in review. What is GPSC? The Graduate and Professional Student Council is the representative governing body for graduate and professional students at
the UA. Similar to ASUA, GPSC has an executive board and a general council. Within the general council, there are at-large representatives and college-specific representatives. In the 2019-2020 school year, art history Ph.D. student Marie Teemant will return for her second year as GPSC president. GPSC executive vice president will be biomedical engineering Ph.D. student Dustin Tran. As outlined in GPSC’s 2025 Strategic Plan, their mission is “to promote the academic, economic and social aims of graduate and professional students, to establish effective communication among graduate and professional students [and] to facilitate communication within the University and other organizations.” GPSC provides funding for graduate and professional students on campus as well and advocates to improve benefits for graduate and professional students and expanding professional development opportunities. What is ABOR? The Arizona Board of Regents is the governing body over Arizona’s three public universities. ABOR guides policy;determining tuition changes, approving new majors and colleges and helping develop strategic plans for universities. UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins
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discussed his proposed slight tuition increase for undergraduate resident and nonresident students during an ABOR discussion on April 2. During this meeting, representatives from both GPSC and ASUA voiced their opinions. Former GPSC representative Dylan Barton expressed that he wanted graduate students to have a seat at the table for tuition
discussion, and former ASUA president Natalynn Masters expressed her support on behalf of student government. For the UA, ABOR approved three new majors and approved the creation of the College of Veterinary Medicine at their meeting on April 11. The board holds public meetings on UA’s campus once a semester.
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city’s official list of primary election candidates. Republican Candidates Frank Konarski and Sam Nagy are the Republican candidates running for mayor. Konarski ran for mayor in 2017 during Rothschild’s tenure as mayor, according to the Daily Star. Prior to running, Konarski was known for having filed at least 12 lawsuits against the city. Nagy is running on a platform focusing on combating the opioid crisis and providing better resources to teachers, law enforcement and public services. “I may not be entirely qualified to be mayor. I am not a career politician, but I truly have a heart to serve, will work diligently and dedicate myself to make a change in this city!” Nagy said on the Pima County Republican Party website. Independent Candidates Ed Ackerley and Joe Arocha are running for mayor as Independents. On his website, Ackerley’s priorities include being business friendly and advocating for “people power.” “Business Friendly means working with the city council, city manager and city staff to insure that new businesses can quickly start up and become viable,” the website said. “It
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also means supporting existing businesses with infrastructure and systems to remain competitive in a global environment. Business Friendly means working with state, county and city government to insure that business is strong with a vision for future growth and sustainability in a rapidly changing economy.” Arocha’s platforms include increased support for the Tucson Police Department and Tucson Fire Department, fostering new businesses and increasing quality of education. “I will bring transparency and accountability
to our city government,” Arocha said on his fundraising website, “I will be Tucson’s first Mayor to have a open door policy and the unconventional Mayor of our City.” Voter Information The primary election will be held on Aug. 27. Those interested in voting in the primaries need to register by July 29. The deadline to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 7 and the general election will be held Nov. 5.
The City of Tucson’s website states voters registered as Independents or without a party preference will have to select whether they want to receive a Democratic, Republican or Libertarian ballot by July 12. Elections for local issues in Tucson are mail-in ballots only; they can be mailed in or dropped at voting locations. In addition to mayor, council members for Wards One, Two and Four will be on the ballot.
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uring the coming weeks, the University of Arizona freshmen, now sophomores, will be moving out of their dorms and into reality. Freshman class: While we set out on the journey of self, we watched as our university struggled with of a number of scandals over the past nine months. During that time, we had individual scandals, with perhaps break-ups that made the walk to class awkward, or even learning to put oursevles aside for one Thursday night, or chilling with your friend who just got dumped, or jumped. It is ‘The Dirty T’, after all. For most, Freshman year is painful but necessary. For me, freshman year was the breeding ground for all the big
adult problems in life. One moment, you’re just walking down Highland and the next you’re strolling through the Twilight Zone, at least it feels like it some days. Well, Dirty T, in the last nine months, I have learned you’re not so dirty after all. In the last nine months, you, Dirty T, have been my rock on this weird trip to self-discovery where we all find ourselves. Life is a highway and all that gushy stuff. If I knew then what I know now, I would have made a list. You can read this instead and learn from my mistakes, dear reader. 1. Do your laundry early This one goes without saying. If you make it all the way to 18 years of age without doing a single load of laundry, more power to you and whoever is doing your laundry at home. The key word being home; you’re not at your own house, and your poor roommate
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ORIENTATION | ENTERTAINMENT AND HEALTHY EATING
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There are several places on and around campus for students to go to for live entertainment in their free time. From plays and musicals performed by University of Arizona students to rock concerts and dance shows, here is a list of places to find your fix of fun. Centennial Hall Located on the west side of campus near UA’s Main Gate, Centennial Hall hosts several events each semester. They range from touring Broadway musicals to live magic shows and classical symphony orchestras. UA students can get tickets at discounted prices at Centennial Hall’s box office, located in front of the venue. Arizona Repertory Theatre The ART puts on six shows every school year featuring UA theater students on campus at the Tornabene and Marroney Theatres. Each season features a mix of musicals, contemporary plays and a Shakespearean play. Students get discounted tickets and group tickets are available if you plan on attending in a group of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased in the lobby of the Marroney Theatre, located near
Rialto Theatre Tucson’s Rialto Theatre is located less than two miles from UA’s campus and is a hotspot for fans of live music. Each year, indie bands, solo artists, EDM DJs and rappers perform at this downtown venue. A list of upcoming shows and tickets prices can be found online on the Rialto website. Fox Tucson Theatre The Fox Tucson Theatre opened downtown in 1930 and the shining vintage lights that spell out “FOX” in front of the venue is one of the ways this Tucson landmark keeps its signature “old-timey” atmosphere. The Fox hosts country music, folk rock and jazz concerts, comedy shows, tribute concerts and the annual I Dream in Widescreen event where UA seniors in the School of Theatre, Film and Television present their short films. Go to the Fox Tucson Theatre website to see a list of upcoming events and buy tickets to shows. 191 Toole Named after its street address, 191 Toole is a non-profit where audiences
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JUDITH FRANKLIN AS MARTHA Reeves (center) and the cast of “Motown the Musical” perform during the musical’s first national tour at Centennial Hall in Tucson.
can see local and other live shows yearround. As a sister location to Rialto, this venue’s goals are similar: to provide a great music experience to the community
and be as engaging as it can be. The location has a bar and snacks are provided for most shows. Student discounts are also offered for certain events.
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As a college student, it’s not the easiest to meal prep or cook in your dorm and it’s very easy to be tempted by the fast food chains around campus. To be best prepared for class, students can get the much-needed energy for school by filling their body with nutritious food. The Daily Wildcat is here to help students by sharing some food options on campus that are healthier. Core This restaurant is in both the Student Union Memorial Center and the Park Student Union. The SUMC only has options of a rice bowl or salad, where you get to add in any ingredients you like such as a variety of veggies, different cheeses, beans, dressings, salsa and guacamole. The PSU has those two options as well as creating your own fajitas, quesadillas,
stir fry and omelettes. Core is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on the weekends. IQ Fresh IQ has an array of juices, smoothies, salads and wraps. IQ’s products are natural and preservative-free. Open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the weekends from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nrich Here you can create your own coldpressed juice made on the spot or pick from a selection of pressed-juice options on the menu. There are also plenty of nutritious food options such as salads, sandwiches, sushi and alternative foods for people with dietary restrictions such as dairy-free yogurt. Nrich is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Shake Smart Looking for a way to fuel your body before or after a workout or even have a quick break between class to stop by the University of Arizona Recreation Center and grab a bite? Shake Smart is your place. They have an array of healthy options like smoothie/acai bowls, protein shakes, wraps, protein bars, overnight oats, cold brew coffee and all-natural sandwiches. Shake Smart is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. FoodInRoot Farmers’ Market There is a Farmers’ Market held on the UA Mall on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m that hosts local businesses offereing a variety of freshly made foods. The food vendors that are there vary week by week but have had food from freshly prepared dumplings to organic honey.
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word there is home; you’re not at your own house, and your poor roommate probably can’t stand the scent of those socks, sis. Google it. Also, doing your laundry on Wednesday dodges all of the Sunday scaries traffic. Trust me, the laundry room is a dark and evil place on the weekend. I have watched my wet clothes being flung out of the wash and onto the floor with no remorse. Socks and children alike should be protected at all costs if found in any dorm laundry room.
4. Buckle your seatbelt I have noticed a trend where riders generally don’t wear seatbelts when they get into an Uber or Lyft. The sticker on the car doesn’t make the vehicle invincible. Just put the seatbelt on for your own safety. It takes three seconds of your time, but a few seconds could save your life. Buckle up. There is no reason a person on this campus should be driving inebriated. There are services outside the most popular two, Uber and Lyft. The University of Arizona offers a free ride sharing service called SafeRide that can be requested an hour before departure.
2. Make your bed My grandmother can have credit for this one. The woman worked three jobs, raised three sons on her own, and she eventually saved enough to start her own salon, which was poppin’ on the daily if you ask my dad. However, she still had one rule she followed every day: Make your bed. Her reasoning was simple — it makes the room look clean. The method behind her madness is first, yes, making your bed, as it helps keep things tidy, but “making your bed” is a metaphor for the larger lesson here: Stay organized so that you can focus on your aspirations instead of looking for lost socks.
5. Be selfish We have been told that selfishness is a bad quality, but there is another side to selfishness. For me, it is self-love. True self confidence is something that can only be obtained by giving yourself credit when it’s due. Confidence is not a bad thing. Like my dad says, confidence is free. Our perception of selfishness is not how I describe my own selfishness. My selfishness comes from self-love, so I tell myself I am driven, hardworking and can achieve anything I set my mind to. Hey, I could be wrong and never amount to anything, but at least I have finally reached a place where I believe in myself.
3. Read, read, read I know that it’s easier said than done, but rediscovering old books that you’ve had for years is a great way to get into reading again. I don’t care if I sound nerdy. We are here for school after all. For those of you that prefer peace and quiet, Thursday night is the best time to go to the library.
6. Be thankful If you’re going to be selfish in the sense of self love, you must pay it forward for the good feelings to work. It is easy to become consumed in petty drama. For me, I broke away from the stress of dramatic scenarios by giving back to the
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community. You don’t have to go and build a house because kind words can be as good as bricks on the paved way to happiness. Life really is a highway, Rascal Flatts. Giving back can be a smile while holding the door for someone, asking the Highland Market cashier how their day was, listening to your friend tell you about their day or just overall being kind in your actions. Find a few ways to pay it forward. Putting out positivity — whether it be through the everyday outlets for kindness or actually doing philanthropic acts like donating — makes me feel good about myself. That may still be selfish, but at least I am happy because I know my actions are creating joy for another person who may be struggling just as I was. P.S. Thank you, readers, for reading my little columns, because I would not be a reporter without those who read my work — you know who you are. Thank you for hearing me. 7. Listen The world can get heavy when you’re away from home. About 33,000 students roam the campus each day, and each person has a story. Listen to your friends; it shows that you care. Listen to you professors; it shows initiative and a desire to learn. Most importantly, listen to yourself. Our parents or guardians are not there to shield us from the world anymore, so band together against the bad feelings. Find some people that will give you the same love you found in your family, blood or not. That, my friends, is when college becomes amazing. Do the hardwork of cultivating healthy friendships and listen so that you can reciprocate that kindness in turn. — Maya Noto is a sophomore studying journalism.
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ORIENTATION | GAME DAY EXPERIENCE
Athletics renovations improve game day experience BY AIYA CANCIO @cancioaiya
University of Arizona sports facilities underwent a number of renovations last year, including upgrades to Arizona Stadium, Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium, and Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, as well as the recently added Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center. The enhanced structures will surely appeal to players and fans alike, and improve the experience and atmosphere at sporting events. Arizona Stadium’s ZonaZoo student section was revamped with a new entrance and patio seating sections, as well as improved bowl seating. The ZonaZoo section is able to accommodate nearly 8,000 students. A further addition to improve the game-day environment were new concession stands included on the East side of the stadium, with the sale of beer and wine going into effect at the start of Arizona football’s 2018 season. Construction included adding another retail store and improving the mobility of fans on game-day by connecting the North and South ends of the East side of the stadium for easier access. As for the
student-athletes themselves, a recruiting lounge was constructed to help better the UA recruitment process. The Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium underwent a complete renovation and was ready for play at the start of the 2019 softball season. The renovation hosted redone seating, including a new premium club seating section, as well as a transformed entryway, shade structure, concession areas, restrooms, bullpens and dugouts. Down the third baseline on the upper level of the stadium is the Alumni Plaza, that serves to honor Arizona softball alumnae. According to Head Coach Mike Candrea, the new stadium is “like a little miniature Yankee Stadium, that’s how nice it is.” Hillenbrand Aquatic Center went through a facility overhaul that included making room for four additional 25-yard lanes, upping the number from 18 to 22. The 50-meter Kasser Family Pool was expanded to 65 meters and the entire pump and plumbing system was renewed. New shade structures for fans and athletes were also built. On top of these expansions, the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center was officially unveiled on Feb. 24 and was designed to
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ORIENTATION | SAFETY FIRST
Tips to stay safe during the semester BY JAKE TOOLE @JakeToole4
The college experience looks different for everyone, but one thing should be the same for every student: they should feel safe when they are on campus. Here are a number of tools provided on campus for students to use to ensure the safety of themselves and those around them. UA Good Samaritan Protocol The Good Samaritan Protocol is an official University of Arizona policy which clearly states that students who ask for help when they or someone else is intoxicated will not be disciplined by the university. According to the Dean of Students website, “Students are expected to contact University of Arizona police or a Resident Assistant when they believe that assistance is needed for an intoxicated/impaired student.” Letting a highly intoxicated person “sleep it off ” when they are not waking up is not an alternative to getting assistance. In accordance to the policy, also known as the UAGoodSam Protocol, people should first call 911 if they are in a dangerous situation with someone who is intoxicated with alcohol. After calling 911, they should stay with the intoxicated individual until help arrives. Then, they should give the first responders all the information, as it can help them assist the intoxicated individual. UA officials will come to get the name of the intoxicated individual in case follow-ups are needed. If
someone called it in, they will be protected under the UAGoodSam Protocol. SafeRide SafeRide is a completely studentrun program. The Associated Students of the University of Arizona, UA’s undergraduate student governance body, founded SafeRide in 1981 and has since provided safe and free car rides on campus to UA students and affiliates. According to the ASUA SafeRide website, SafeRide’s mission is to give students access to safe transportation at night on campus and in the city of Tucson. With SafeRide, students don’t have to walk alone at night if they are uncomfortable. SafeRide operates at night, excluding Saturdays, within limited boundaries. For a full list of pick-up and drop-off locations, visit their website. To contact SafeRide, call them on their number at (520) 621-7233 or download the LiveSafe or TapRide app. Ways to Report a Crime According to the University of Arizona Police Department’s website, there are three ways to report crimes on campus. The tall blue poles with dial pads and blue lights scattered all around campus are the campus 911 Emergency Bluelight Phones. The 911 Emergency Bluelight Phones can direct a user straight to the UAPD in a time of emergency to report a crime. Another way to report crime on campus is through calling the organization 88-Crime. UAPD works
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A STUDENT PEDALS PAST an Emergency Blue Light Telephone located on the UA campus on May 15, 2018. The tall, bright-blue telephones are meant to stand at a visible distance from each other around campus.
closely with 88-Crime, a tip hotline, where one may be given a cash award if the tip was helpful in solving a case. The number for calling 88-Crime is (520) 882-7463. The third way to report a crime is through calling in to the UAPD’s own tip line at (520) 621-8477.
This should not be for emergency calls, as those should be sent to 911 through personal phones or the 911 Emergency Blue Light Phones, but rather for giving tips that could potentially help in solving a crime or investigation.
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ORIENTATION | HELPFUL APPS
Seven useful apps that will save you freshman year BY QUINCY SINEK @quincymccllelan
Incoming students, prepare to be faced with mapping out the logistics of your college experience, which includes figuring out what apps are essential to you. Throughout your first year at The Unversity of Arizona, you’ll learn a bit more about what you absolutely need and what can be deleted from your phone, but it’s always nice to start on some sort of foundation. Listed below are a few of the apps necessary for all UA students that ensures the safety, convenience and ease of your time here. Arizona Mobile This app is a lifesaver, especially for students coming in from out of state or who have never been around the UA campus before. You can use Arizona Mobile throughout your freshman year to find out where the buildings for your classes are so you don’t get lost. It also links the user to news updates about campus, all things related to academics, a list of places on campus where students can eat and everything else even remotely related to the UA or its campus. This app is everything an incoming student needs. TapRide The Associated Students of the University of Arizona, UA’s undergraduate student government body, offers a service called SafeRide at the University of Arizona, where students can request a free ride for up to four students at a time to go anywhere within their listed boundaries. This app allows users to make online requests for a ride instead of having to call and wait through all the prerecorded messages and instructions, which takes fairly long. Tapingo If you’re hungry on your way across campus but don’t want to have to wait in
long lines to get some food, Tapingo comes in handy. With this app, you can select to pick-up your food or get it delivered right to your dorm, or wherever you are. It saves wait-time or walk-time, depending on the mood you’re in, and works for all campus restaurants as well as some off-campus locations, the amount of which seems to grow every semester. LiveSafe This app is easily one of the best safety apps for any UA student. Not only does it give students direct access to a safety map, emergency phone contacts and the UA Police Department, it also allows students to report non-emergency tips such as suspicious activity, theft or a disturbance. The app also allows users to perform a SafeWalk, where you track a friend to make sure they get home safely on their walk and vice versa. Like TapRide, it also gives students access to SafeRide services. The amenities of this app go on and on, so you’ll need to download it to see it all in action. Venmo Just like a first level parking spot or an empty study room during finals week, a college student that doesn’t have Venmo is hard to find. This app allows for easy, digital payments to your friends or anyone else you come across. Buy Girl Scout cookies on the spot, get a ticket for a Greek Life philanthropy event or pay your roommate back for the groceries they picked up for you in mere seconds. If you don’t have Venmo already, you’re going to want to get it soon. Gmail Although this app isn’t as cool or unique as some of the others listed, it will be a necessity for staying up to date on all of your classes. Teachers send out emails relating to class information all the time. You don’t want to miss an assignment or show up to a cancelled class because you didn’t see your email, do you? Gmail is how much of information at UA
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APPS LIKE TAPINGO OR Gmail are must-haves for students at the UA. Tapingo enables you to get food delivered to almost anywhere on campus with a fee. Gmail is essential for keeping up to date with professors.
gets sent out, so download the app and make sure your notifications are on. GroupMe You may be thinking, “Why do I need an app that does exactly what my phone was built to do: group text?” GroupMe is not as frequently used as some of the apps above, but it does have its moments. In Greek Life, GroupMe is often used to create huge chats between sororities and fraternities to discuss all kinds of upcoming events. It also is useful in the classroom setting, when that one,
brave student starts a GroupMe so you can all ask each other the questions you don’t want to ask aloud in class. Thank you, brave student. These apps will help you get your bearings during your first year at the UA and will allow you to feel less nervous from the jump. Most UA students will tell you that at least one of these apps has been a big help during their time in college. So start off on the right foot and look into these apps before your first day of class.
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ORIENTATION | LANDMARKS
Where’s that? A guide to UA campus landmarks BY JAKE TOOLE @JakeToole4
Have you gotten lost while exploring the University of Arizona’s 392-acre campus? Well, don’t worry — you are not alone. This guide will list a number of easily identifiable landmarks that will help you find your way no matter where you are on campus. Old Main Old Main is the oldest and most iconic building on campus. According to the Arizona Alumni Association, it is the first building built for the UA campus when it opened in 1891. Old Main was originally purposed to have classrooms, offices, a kitchen, mess hall and dormitories for 32 students and six faculty members. The building was renovated in 2012 and the restoration was completed in 2014. According to the Arizona Alumni Association website, the Alexander Berger Memorial Fountain was dedicated to the front of Old Main on Jan. 31, 1920 and is an
easy way to tell you are on the west side of Old Main. Old Main is located southwest of the Student Union Memorial Center, south of the Engineering Building, southeast of the Cesar E. Chavez building, northeast of the Social Sciences Building and northwest of the Robert L. Nugent building. Student Union Memorial Center The SUMC is the center of daily campus life at the UA. It was originally established in 1951 to serve students with the various organizations that are involved at the union, including the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and Dining Services. According to the Arizona Student Unions, the architecture of SUMC was structured after the U.S.S. Arizona battleship. It is located south of the Second Street Garage, east of the Engineering Building, northeast of Old Main, north of the Chemistry Building and west of the Administration Building.
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Arizona State Museum (north), and west of the Douglass and Social Science buildings.
Bear Down Gym This iconic landmark is hard to miss with its curved roof and semicircular entrance. According to UA Planning and Campus Stewardship, Bear Down Gym was built in 1926 and was used as a gym. It had a basketball court, gymnastics room and even space for the Department of Military Science and Tactics. Currently, the Bear Down Gym is used as the staff office location for THINK TANK. It is east of the Science and Engineering Library and west of the Main Library.
The University of Arizona Museum of Art This museum, dedicated solely to the various and often changing forms of art, has a long history at the UA campus. According to the UAMA website, it started when UA professor and founder of the art department Katherine Kitt started an art exhibit in 1924. The next step leading to its becoming a museum occured when an art gallery was put into the Main Library in 1933. Then, in 1955, the space was given to build a UA museum for art. The UAMA is located north of the Drama Building and west of the College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture Building.
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Centennial Hall This hub of performance arts at the UA was built in 1937, according to UAPresents. It was named the “Main Auditorium” until it was renovated in 1985 and renamed “Centennial Hall.” It is located south of the
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ORIENTATION | RESEARCH GUIDE
A guide to undergraduate research for freshmen BY RANDALL ECK @reck999
In 2017, the University of Arizona spent over $620 million on research and development. As part of his new strategic plan, UA President Dr. Robert C. Robbins wants to see this number jump to $800 million a year by 2025. A public, research-one university, the UA has many opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in the assortment of research conducted on campus, oftentimes for pay. Research is … pretty cool Adam Carl, a junior physiology major, started working in the research laboratory of Mary O’Rourke, a professor of public health, as a sophomore after being admitted to the EHS-TRUE undergraduate biology research program. “The EHS-TRUE program is centered around giving back to rural communities,” Carl said. “For my project, I developed a template to deliver back individual environmental and health results to Native American research subjects.” As part of his project, Carl developed his ability to explain the impact of environmental measurements, like air quality, on human health in an understandable and culturally sensitive way. As a student hoping to pursue medical school, Carl was unsure if research was for him. Yet, according to Carl, the skills and connections he has made working in a lab have been invaluable. “People always hear about research as being stuck in a lab. That is not necessarily true,” Carl said. “I get to interact with a lot of people and talking with the Ph.D. students in my lab helped me clarify my career route.” Carl will be traveling to Lithuania, a country in Europe next semester to present the work from his most recent project, a risk assessment of uranium exposure, at the 29th Annual International Society of Exposure Science Conference. As a sophomore, Samantha Andrews, now a physics and
astronomy junior, was selected as one of UA’s Arizona Space Grant undergraduate interns. Andrews went on to work in the lab of Yancy Shirley, an associate professor of astronomy, studying the Taurus Molecular Cloud, a relatively calm nursery for new stars. “I used a radio telescope on Kitt Peak to study if hydrogen cyanide, known to be a good dense gas tracer in dusty, hydrogen regions [where stars are formed], would also be a good tracer in the Taurus Molecular Cloud [a less active star nursery],” Andrews said. “By the time I graduate, I want to use a telescope on each of the mountains around the UA for research.” For Andrews, research was a requirement for her majors, but her experiences and passion, as well as a resulting scientific publication, have set her well on the path to graduate school and more research. No prior experience necessary “I remember seeing the countdown for the OSIRIS-REx mission on campus and thinking that would be so cool to be involved in, but because I was a freshman I didn’t think I could,” Andrews said, “Turns out one of my friends, who was also a freshman, was really involved in the project.” Like Andrews, Carl also felt unprepared as a freshman, even a sophomore, to enter a research lab. Freshmen shouldn’t let this feeling hold them back, Carl said. “I had zero experience going into my first research lab, but my mentor was really supportive,” Carl said. “They just won’t throw you in. You will make some mistakes, but your mentor will be there to correct you.” Not all research is focused on public health. After being admitted to the UROC undergraduate research program, Francy Luna Diaz, a political science and law senior, examined the political engagement of Latinas in the United States. “As a part of UROC, I had to find a faculty advisor,” Luna Diaz said. “I approached Professor
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Samara Klar and we worked on a project about how minorities in government influence the political engagement of Latinas.” Luna Diaz presented her findings at the University of Michigan, where she will be attending graduate school next year to continue her research into the intersection of gender, politics and minority communities. Finding a research lab is not always a straightforward task. The UA has a number of resources, honors projects and undergraduate research programs that help pair students with faculty. Andrews had some simple advice for students looking to get involved in research though. “Go and talk to your professors,” Andrews said. “Tell them about your research interests, and, even if they are not doing related research, they will have a list of colleagues who are.” For Andrews, Carl and Luna Diaz, being involved in research as undergraduates helped prepare them for their futures and open new opportunities, but in the meantime, it was also a lot of fun.
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ORIENTATION | NEW FACES
New Wildcats with big potential for next season BY JACOB MENNUTI @jacob_mennuti
You haven’t seen them play in an Arizona Wildcat uniform yet, but you’ll know their names soon enough. The Wildcats have added talented freshmen across the board in several sports, so here are a few that have the chance to set themselves apart. Zeke Nnaji - Men’s Basketball While Nico Mannion and Josh Green headline Sean Miller’s 2019-20 recruiting class, Hopkins High School grad Zeke Nnaji may be the x-factor for next year’s squad. Nnaji, 6-feet-11-inches tall, and will provide the Wildcats with the much needed height that last year’s team lacked outside of Chase Jeter. Nnaji is the No. 39 overall ranked prospect in his class, making him one of the four players inside the top 100 to commit to Arizona. The forward is a mobile big man with the ability to stretch the floor and score inside. He averaged 24.6 points and nine rebounds per game in his senior season while being named a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball award. Look for Nnaji to compete for a starting spot at the four position with
Jalen “Boobie” Curry - Football After the loss of redshirt junior DeVaughn Cooper due to violations of athletic department policy and departures of last year’s seniors Shun Brown, Shawn Poindexter and Tony Ellison, Arizona’s wide receiving core is full of question marks heading into the 2019 season. Head Coach Kevin Sumlin may have found his next guy, however, as St. Pius X High School graduate Jalen Curry has already begun to open some eyes at the preseason camps. The four-star prospect stood out in the April Spring Game by making a few catches, one of them being a back shoulder sideline catch to keep both feet in bounds. Curry broke the state record for most receptions in a single game with 26 back in October of 2017, while totaling 18 touchdowns in 12 games that season. His big build at the receiver position gives Khalil Tate a large throwing target to pass to out wide. Isabella Dayton - Softball It’s hard to imagine that this Arizona softball roster could get any more talented
with its strong core of upperclassmen mixed with its young group of talent, but incoming freshman Isabella Dayton could be the upgrade that unlocks the full potential of this lineup. Dayton was originally committed to Ole Miss but flipped to Arizona after a change of heart. Dayton is the perfect leadoff hitter, she excels at getting on base and stealing bases while also being a solid defensive outfielder. She hit .586 with 30 stolen bases in her junior year of high school in Wylie, Texas while playing club ball for the SoCal Choppers in the offseason. Dayton was also named the Freshman of the Year in 2016 before being crowned backto-back District 6A Offensive Player of the Year her sophomore and junior seasons. Dawson Netz - Baseball While the UA baseball’s offense has been nothing short of excellent this season, ranking second in the country in on base percentage and third in runs this season, the other side of the ball has been the downfall of this year’s team. Arizona’s pitching staff ranks 270th in ERA at 6.74 as a team, making it safe to say that the Wildcat’s pitching staff could improve. Netz
should undoubtedly improve the roster with his 0.44 ERA in his four years at Pasadena. Calif. Maranatha High School. He is a 2018 All-American Classic Player with a low to mid 90 mph fastball and a plus curveball. Netz also swings a hot bat, hitting .403 in his senior year. He is expected to be selected in the upcoming MLB Draft but if Arizona can convince him to come to Tucson, he will be a great addition to the team. Grant Gunnell - Football The quarterback depth chart is mediocre at best behind Tate, so the addition of early enrollment Gunnell is a positive for Arizona. Gunnell has the potential to be the future of the program after coming off a high school career that included setting the all-time passing yard record in the state of Texas while throwing 195 touchdowns at St. Pius X High School. His accuracy as a passer paired with his 6-foot-5 inch frame makes him the ideal build for a quarterback prospect to develop under Noel Mazzone’s offense. Although Tate has proven and solidified himself as next year’s starter, Gunnell could make an appearance next season if the ‘Cats experience early offensive struggles.
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Save more money by renting BY QUINCY SINEK @quincymccllelan
During your time at the University of Arizona, you may find yourself in need of a textbook, camera or laptop. The cost of these items can add up and you might start asking if they are actually worth it. That’s why the UA offers a variety of resources where students can rent out various items. Here are a few of the places you can go when you’re thinking of renting something. The UA Bookstore The lower level of the Student Union Memorial Center bookstore is where many students go to purchase their course textbooks for the semester. What incoming students should know before deciding to buy books at full price is that renting textbooks for the semester is also an option. The bookstore website states that renting a textbook will typically “save you up to 50% over buying new books.” Their rental agreement even allows for minimal highlighting and writing inside the textbooks, so if a student needs to mark up their book, they can do so within reason. The only catch is that students have to remember to bring back the textbooks by the specified date or they’ll be charged full price for replacement of the book. Sami Spencer, a 2019 spring graduate, said she was always nervous about missing the return date when she rented a textbook from the Bookstore. “I just remember always checking to make sure when I had to return it so I wasn’t having it overdue,” Spencer said. Students who can take on the pressure of returning a textbook should consider renting rather than buying, especially if they don’t plan to use the book again after their course has finished. Textbooks can be rented from the bookstore both in person and through UAccess. University Libraries Students can rent out all kinds of technology and equipment free of charge at the service and information desks located inside libraries across campus. The only requirement is that students bring their CatCard when they check something out.
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THE UA BOOKSTORE AT the Student Union Memorial Center sells a variety of Wildcat apparel and paraphernalia. The store is also home to many of the required textbooks that students will need in their college career.
The libraries offer both Mac and PC laptops, a multitude of cords and chargers, projectors, tablets, cameras, calculators, scanners, hard drives, audio/visual equipment and other technology. Once a student has checked out an item, they have exactly three days until it needs to be returned at which point they can try to renew the item. For example, if a student checks out a laptop at noon on Monday, they need to bring it back in by noon on Thursday. However, there must be a certain amount of supplies available for a student to be able to renew their item. As someone who had to rent out a laptop from the library for three weeks in a row, this resource comes in handy when something unexpected happens to your own equipment or when you need to briefly borrow a unique item. Gear-to-Go Gear-to-Go is a technology rental service offered through the UA Office of Student Computing Resources. They offer free, 48-hour rentals to UA students and faculty for items including cameras, microphones, tripods, lights and audio recording devices. “It’s all totally free,” said Charley Gallego, computer lab consultant at Gear-to-Go. Gallego said they offer a variety of equipment and brands and that a lot of the equipment is “extremely expensive,” so students should take advantage of the free rentals. Gear-to-Go takes online, over the phone and in person reservations for equipment, which must be picked up at and returned to the center after the 48 hours. The center is closed on Saturday and Sunday, however, so anyone who reserves and picks up equipment on a Thursday or Friday can keep it until Monday, Gallego said. Gallego said incoming students should familiarize themselves with the technology available and can visit to get suggestions from staff members. “I think this should be your number one stop,” Gallego said. “Come over here, get suggestions, get to know us, and [you] can rent out anything here.” For students in majors with a heavy design or arts aspect where videos, photos, recordings or any related material is important for course work, Gear-to-Go can be a convenient and completely free resource for technological needs.
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Top 10 moments from UA sports BY ALEC WHITE @AlecWhite_UA
Whether you’re a Tucson native, an Arizona alum or an Arizona student, chances are you’ve seen at least one of UA’s sports teams play. Here’s a countdown of the top 10 moments in UA sports over the last five years. An argument can be made for many other moments or games to be included on this list, but this ranking aims to include moments from a variety of sports that had a lasting impact. By no means is this a definitive ranking, so if you’ve got your own suggestions, please feel free to email email@example.com. 10. “A grown man’s move” (2017) Arizona versus UCLA in men’s basketball is always a sight to see, but this one meant more. Less than 24 hours prior to the biggest game of the season to that point, it was announced UA guard Allonzo Trier would return to the court after being suspended the first 19 games for a positive PED test. Trier, arguably one of the best scorers in college hoops, lifted No. 14 Arizona to a 96-85 upset of No. 3-ranked UCLA in Pauley Pavilion
with 12 points in the nationally broadcasted game. With Arizona leading by five points with seven minutes to go, Trier got a two-on-one pass from Kobi Simmons and slammed home a ferocious dunk leading to CBS play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle calling it “a grown man’s move to the rim.” The dunk emphatically marked the return of a budding college star and a team with Final Four aspirations. Trier played the rest of the season for the top 10-ranked Wildcats, leading them to another a Pac-12 Tournament Championship and a Sweet 16 appearance. He now plays for the New York Knicks. 9. Chasing Chambers and Chamberlain (2017) Every time she stepped in the white-chalked batter’s box, Arizona softball’s Katiyana Mauga was the equivalent of Barry Bonds or Alex Rodriguez in their prime – must-see TV. Mauga’s senior season saw her eclipse the Arizona record, the Pac-12 record and almost the NCAA record for career home runs. On April 21, 2017, the UA power hitter tied
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31-24. Running back Nick Wilson scored three touchdowns, and backfield teammate Terris Jones-Grigsby had go-ahead touchdown run with 2:54 remaining in the fourth quarter. With 2:11 left, linebacker Scooby Wright III strip-sacked Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and recovered the football to help the Wildcats send the Ducks home with their first loss of the season. The win boosted Arizona all the way to No. 10 in the AP poll and was one of the many memorable wins of the 2014 season. It also marked back-to-back seasons Arizona defeated Oregon when the Ducks were ranked in the top five of the AP poll.
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the program record for dingers with 87, and the next night, she blasted another to pass two-time All-American Stacie Chambers. A month later, Mauga broke the Pac-12 record with her 91st long ball, passing UCLA’s Stacey Nuveman and putting her four behind the alltime leader Lauren Chamberlain. Mauga’s pursuit of history ended at 92 career home runs as Arizona was bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the Super Regionals. Had UA advanced in the Women’s College World Series, perhaps Mauga would have etched her name as the greatest power hitter of all time.
4. Dramatic single sends ‘Cats to CWS (2016) Who would have guessed that a first-year head coach would accomplish so much in one season? Jay Johnson was named the head coach of the Wildcats baseball program in 2016 and led the ‘Cats to 38 regular-season wins, tied for most in program history. In the NCAA Tournament, the UA won its regional 3-0 and then traveled across the country to play in the Super Regional at Mississippi State. After winning the first game of the best of three series, Arizona didn’t get out to a good start in game two. Mississippi State led 5-1 heading into the eighth inning before the Wildcats’ bats ignited. UA pulled within one run going into the bottom of the ninth, and then Alfonso Rivas singled to score Cody Ramer, sending the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the 11th, Cesar Salazar delivered a walk-off single with two outs and the bases loaded to send the Wildcats to the College World Series in Omaha for the first time since 2012. Arizona kept the momentum going and advanced to the championship game, but eventually lost in a three-game series against Coastal Carolina.
8. Hungry for more (2019) Several historic moments took place during the 2019 WNIT, when Arizona women’s basketball took home the championship. It was its first WNIT title since 1996, when nowhead coach Adia Barnes was playing in an Arizona uniform. Attendance more than tripled in McKale Center over the six-game stretch, and the championship game turned in 14,644 fans, the largest crowd in program and Pac-12 women’s basketball history. Redshirt sophomore Aari McDonald earned WNIT MVP after averaging over 20 points in the tournament. Hosting all six games also helped Arizona earn a net profit of $106,051. After cutting down the nets in a thrilling win over Northwestern, Barnes said the program is “hungry for more” heading into the coming years. 7. “Guard Who?” (2017) Dec. 30, 2017. This was supposed to be the day ASU men’s basketball dethroned Sean Miller and the Wildcats. The No. 3-ranked Sun Devils were the talk of college hoops in the non-conference portion of the season, jumping out to an unprecedented 12-0 start and knocking off No. 2 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse along the way. The Sun Devils even branded themselves as “Guard U,” a knock at the UA’s “Point Guard U” theme. Meanwhile, Arizona entered the year ranked No. 3 in the preseason polls, bolstered by the arrival of top recruit – and future No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick – Deandre Ayton, but suffered three straight losses in November to briefly fall out of the top-25 poll. The rivalry game in McKale Center was dubbed as the day Bobby Hurley and the Sun Devils could prove they were the new force in the state of Arizona. Miller and company had other plans. The No. 17-ranked Wildcats led for the majority of the game, and Ayton couldn’t be stopped, as the 7-footer poured in 23 points and 19 rebounds, with an and-one dunk to put Arizona up double digits with four minutes left and then a tip-in with under 30 seconds to put the ‘Cats up four. From then on, the Sun Devils would not regain their non-conference magic, losing 9 of their next 17 games and dropping a First Four
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ARIZONA’S DEANDRE AYTON POWERS the ball down against Arizona State University on Dec. 30, 2017. Ayton had 23 points and 19 rebounds in the game.
game in the NCAA Tournament. Arizona went on to win the Pac-12 Championship for the second-consecutive season. 6. Tate breaks rushing record (2017) In October 2017, Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate ran away with an NCAA record – quite literally. Entering the first quarter of a game at Colorado after starter Brandon Dawkins got hurt, Tate announced himself to the college football world with a mesmerizing 327 yards rushing for a new FBS record. The sophomore had touchdown runs of 25, 47, 58 and 75 yards, along with throwing for 154 yards and a touchdown. Tate’s video-game-like numbers propelled
Arizona to a 45-42 win in Boulder and paved the way for his name in the Heisman Trophy conversation. The quarterback was 40 rushing yards shy of the program single-game record held by running back Ka’Deem Carey. Tate went on to post a historic season for the Wildcats, becoming the first player to be Pac12 Offensive Player of the Week four-straight weeks. When talking about all-time performances in a single game, Tate’s is as good as any. 5. Down goes No. 2 (2014) 24-point underdogs? No problem. Unranked Arizona football stunned No. 2 Oregon in Eugene in October 2014, winning
3. Moore’s putt for the win (2018) Not all heroes wear capes, and women’s golfer Haley Moore is one of those heroes. In the championship match against Alabama, Moore sunk a birdie putt in a playoff on the 19th hole to win Arizona the 2018 National Championship. Tied with Alabama 2-2, it was down to Arizona’s Moore and ‘Bama’s Lakareber Abe to decide the championship. Moore and Abe were tied after 19 holes, forcing a winner-takeall playoff. Moore had a clean approach to the green and dramatically sunk the putt to end it. The No. 8-seeded Wildcats weren’t even considered serious championship contenders, yet they somehow pulled off a magical run to win the title that ended in Moore’s teammates racing across the greens of Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., to hug her. 2. Wildcats win 14 straight along with Pac-12 Tournament Championship (2015) Coming off an Elite Eight loss in 2014, Arizona returned a good chunk of its roster and added in top-10 recruit, Stanley Johnson.
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Find what works for you with Tucson’s various attractions
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While in Tucson, new students always gravitate toward Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard when looking for entertainment. However, since Tucson has over 500,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are a myriad of things to do other than sit on those two streets. Tucson Games and Gadgets The small tabletop game shop started out at just one location on Broadway Boulevard by El Con Mall. A surge of popularity with tabletop games would enabled Tucson Games and Gadgets to branch out to a second location at the Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road. Currently, they are still at the Tucson Mall, but its Broadway location moved to the Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. The shop hosts daily game nights, with Dungeons and Dragons on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. at the Park Place Mall and Tucson Mall locations. To be a part of the DND action, a fee of $5 is required every Wednesday which goes toward a snack, and a soda and also serves as a “thank you” to the game master who helps runs the game. Both locations also hold a “Board Game Meet-up” on Saturdays at 1 p.m. where people can play with a group or learn a
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A BEHOLDER, A MONSTER from Dungeons and Dragons, stands in plain view of everyone walking by the Tucson Games and Gadgets store at the Park Place Mall.
new board game. Other activities include Magic the Gathering on Mondays and Star Wars X-Wing on Thursdays. “It feels like a second home,” Dakota Tarin, an employee of TGG, said. “It’s a friendly environment. It’s like a big brother-sisterhood. It’s not a normal [local game shop] where you play with strangers. Well, they are strangers at first, but they end up becoming family as you play more and more with them.” Aside from hosting game nights, the shops also have a wide variety of board games to buy; from Scythe to Clank!, there
is no shortage of games to play when you are visiting one of the locations. TGG is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park Place Mall and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tucson Mall. Local Sports Tucson offers a variety of sports for every kind of fan. If you enjoy watching soccer, FC Tucson is for you. FC Tucson hosts fun, fast-paced soccer games that include men, women and youth teams. The club
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ROCKS N ROPES IS a great off campus place for recreational activity. Rocks and Ropes near downtown was recently renovated and is opened 7 days a week.
has membership tickets available starting at $150, which can be reserved seats or general admission. If season tickets are not your thing, there are also single match tickets with prices varying per game. For American football, check out the Tucson Sugar Skulls. This indoor football league gives the audience an NFL experience all while staying in Tucson. Just like FC Tucson, season tickets are available; however, information for the 2020 season has yet to be announced. Single tickets are also available but have varied pricing as well. Toole Avenue Bend This particular bend of Toole Avenue, which you can find at 330 S. Toole Ave., hosts Rocks & Ropes of Tucson, Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events and Get Air Trampoline Park. These three companies are situated right next to each other but cover three distinct activities. Rocks & Ropes is an indoor climbing facility that provides all the necessary safety procedures for those that haven’t touched a rope. “Every day, there is probably a new climber an hour. People usually know how to do it right away after they use the beginner wall,” said Adrian Montano, employee of Rocks & Ropes. “The lesson we give is all about how to tie the climbers’ knot and how to attach the harnesses and
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The 2014-15 team went 34-4, the secondmost wins in a season in program history (1987-88) and the second season in a row Miller won more than 30 games. The Wildcats stormed through the tournament, knocking off Colorado, UCLA and Oregon and winning games by an average of 18 points. The victory over UCLA avenged the 2013 semifinal loss – better known as the “He touched the ball” game – and the 2014 championship game loss to the Bruins. The win over Oregon ensured Arizona would earn a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and gave fully healthy Wildcats perhaps their best shot at a Final Four. Yes, the season ended in another loss to Wisconsin in the Elite Eight, but the Wildcats had won a remarkable 14 games in a row prior to that and have been listed on NCAA. com as one of the 10 best teams since 2000 to not win a national title. 1. Arizona football wins the Pac-12 South (2014) How ‘bout this for a rivalry game? It was one of the most anticipated Territorial Cup games in history and held in Tucson with a winner-take-all sweepstakes for a trip to the
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ARIZONA LINEBACKER SCOOBY WRIGHT III reaches for a tackle while playing against Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
Pac-12 Championship game. No. 11 Arizona entered the game with a 9-2 record, as did No. 13 ASU. Three plays into the game, UA linebacker Scooby Wright III forced a sack-fumble on ASU’s Taylor Kelly, allowing UA’s Anthony Lopez to scoop up the loose ball and return it 25 yards for a touchdown. Wildcat
running back Nick Wilson stormed out of the backfield with 178 yards and three touchdowns on the day, and quarterback Anu Solomon tossed a pair of touchdowns to Samajie Grant. Arizona had a 35-21 lead heading into the fourth, but the Sun Devils – led by backup QB Mike Bercovici – pulled the game within
one possession on two separate scoring drives. With the game on the line in the final minute, the Arizona defense stepped up and intercepted Bercovici to seal the win and the Pac-12 South. Students and fans alike stormed the field after the clock hit 0:00, marking one of the biggest wins in program history.
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ONE OF THE MANY views you can get at Sabino Canyon. Sabino Canyon is the perfect hiking spot to explore the desert and even view and swim in the famous ‘7 falls’ waterfall.
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how to belay someone. If they need refreshing on equipment or procedures, we can and it doesn’t cost anything.” Rocks & Ropes is open Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for members only and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. for open admission. On weekends, members can check in early for climbing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is also the designated Kids Climb time for those 12 years old and under. Open admission is also available on weekends 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Autobahn is all about racing, as you are able to drive go-carts that can go as fast as 50 mph. However, this can get a little pricey, especially for special events. A single race, which is 14 laps for adults and 12 for juniors, is $20. However, riders will also need a yearly $7.95 Autobahn License to drive. An eight-race pack is also available at $99.99. The Autobahn is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Get Air Trampoline Park is exactly
what the name implies. This park can host birthday parties and has foam pits to do tricks into and two large areas for both jumping and sitting for parties. The park has an hourly fee that starts at roughly $12 for one hour and varies with promotions. The park does require each of its guests to wear the special Get Air Socks that have rubber padding on the bottom, which cost $3 per pair. The socks are for cleanliness and to reduce slips and falls. Get Air is open Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays noon to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The park also has designated hours for toddlers only and for club card holders. The Breaking Point The Breaking Point allows you to let out all your frustrations by breaking all kinds of objects. As Tucson’s first and only rage room, The Breaking Point lets you do everything from destroying a washer to throwing ninja stars. Prices start at $30 per person for the “Rough Day” package, giving the participant 25 minutes to destroy 14 breakable objects. Group packages are also available at
varied price points. In addition to breaking things, The Breaking Point has recently added an escape room. In the escape room, you and your friends solve riddles and find missing keys all while trying to escape within an hour. The room starts at $30 for one hour. The Breaking Point is open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 9:30 p.m. and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. American Eats Company Located in historical South Tucson, American Eat Company holds 14 different food vendors inside one building. Greek food to a simple coffee shop, the American Eat Company offers a variety of cuisine. To list them all: Arizona Rib House, The Bite, Upper Crust Pizza, Opa Time!, Dumb Fish, Avenues, Isabella’s Ice Cream, Dos Amigos Butcher Shop, Café Con Leche, Steak Night, Market Bar and Breakfast Sandwich & Ice Tea. While some of the restaurants sport in-your-face names, others have names that subtlety reveal its aesthetic while inside the one building. American Eats Company has different
times for each of their vendors. The Café Con Leche is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurants are open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. The Market Bar is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during weekdays and 11 a.m. to midnight on weekends. The butcher shop is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekend. Hiking Sabino Canyon If you’re seeking adventure, hiking up Sabino Canyon is the way to go. According to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service website, “its soaring mountains, deep canyons and unique plants and animals draw in over a million visitors a year.” To embark on this adventure, there is a $5 dollar parking fee per vehicle. However, annual passes are available. The trail has no required fire permit or backpacking permit and 12 restrooms around the park. Whether you want to hike miles of trails or take the tram to Bear Canyon, Sabino Canyon offers all kinds of outdoor adventures.
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A guide to religious centers around campus BY AMBER SOLAND @its_amber_rs
fellowship, service projects, social activities and retreats can be found on the CCC website.
The University of Arizona has a diverse community of students with varying beliefs. This guide is for new students who would like to explore their identity, stay connected to their spirituality and/or find communities of like-minded people at the UA.
Tucson Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Institute of Religion 1333 E. 2nd St. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Institutes of Religion provides educational programs to young adults ages 18 to 30 with more than 350,000 students enrolled in nearly 2,700 locations worldwide. According to its wesite, the institute aims to strengthen students’ relationship with Jesus Christ through the comprehensive study of scripture and modern-day prophets. Students hoping to find community in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and study religious texts are welcome to take classes toward graduating from the institute. According to the institute website, “students may find guidance and direction from the Holy Ghost. This guidance can help them make important life decisions as students learn together and strengthen one another.”
Campus Christian Center 715 N. Park Ave. The Campus Christian Center welcomes students to their “home away from home” — a safe space to worship, do homework, share meals or just hang out. The CCC houses five different Christian ministries — Episcopal Campus Ministry and Canturbury Club, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Campus Ministry, Presbyterian Campus Ministry and United Methodist Wesley Foundation — all recognized by the Arizona Student Union Association. The shared space includes a kitchen, a lounge, a conference room, offices and a central dining area for community meals. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Schedules for dinners, worship, bible studies,
Hillel Foundation 1245 E. 2nd St. The Hillel Foundation at the UA exists to build a “vibrant, diverse, meaningful and
empowered” Jewish community for students to engage in “on their terms.” Whether a student is looking for activities, community service, religion or a place to safely explore their Jewish identity, the Hillel Foundation works to offer as many opportunities as possible, including trips to Israel. Shabbat services are held every other Friday evening, and students have a choice of attending Reform or Conservative services or a non-service alternative, all of which are free to attend for students and followed by a kosher dinner. Holidays are also celebrated at Hillel as they fall in the Jewish calendar. Islamic Center of Tucson 901 E. 1st St. The Muslim Students Association of the UA works to build community between its members and promote “friendly relations between Muslim and non-Muslim students,” according to the club’s goals as listed on Campus Labs. The Islamic Center of Tucson was founded by Muslim students from the UA in the 1960s. Now, it serves as a prayer space and community center for the diverse community
of Muslims in Tucson but “remains faithful to its roots” with the students of the UA. The center is open to anybody seeking to practice Islam and to non-Muslim visitors hoping to learn about the religion and the evergrowing Muslim community in Tucson. St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center 1615 E. Second St. The St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center serves as both a Catholic parish for the Tucson community and as a club for UA students. According to the website, the center “seeks to allow Catholic students to attend a public university with an environment and community that supports their Catholic faith.” The Newman Center is open to the public and offers several meeting and lounge spaces with free Wi-Fi. “All are welcome,” said Sister Mary Virginia Leach. The center is active in social outreach and volunteer work, and the more academically inclined are also welcome to formal classes at the center. “We hope there is something here for everyone,” Leach said.
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Detour: Construction on campus BY RANDALL ECK @reck999
On a campus serving a community the size of a large American town, University of Arizona students are familiar with the buzz of construction. Cranes tower over multi-storied private apartment complexes west of campus. Caution tape cordons off a floor of the Main Library. Ribbons are cut on the opening of a new research facility. A new Honors Village will welcome its first residents. The Daily Wildcat is here to update students on all the construction to look forward to or avoid on campus in the next few years. Honors Village American Campus Communities, a private development company, recently completed construction of the Honors Village, whose faculty offices, classrooms, dining halls, recreational facilities and 1056 dorm beds will now house the entirety of UA’s Honors College. The private-public partnership to build the new complex began in 2017, with construction taking less than two years despite concerns from community members and Tucson’s city council. Student Success District After unveiling his new Strategic Plan for the UA, President Dr. Robert C. Robbins received approval from the Arizona Board of Regents, the governor-appointed body which oversees Arizona’s three public universities, to begin construction on a number of new campus developments. The first of these to begin construction was the Student Success District, whose $81 million budget will go to transforming Bear Down Gym and the Main and Science-Engineering libraries into new campus hubs for student services and resources. The district will feature new outdoor environments, technology resources and a Student Success Building. According to the dean of UA Libraries Shan Sutton, library services will not be impacted by renovations and construction. Until construction is complete in the summer of 2020, intermittent noise and the closure of some library spaces should be
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CONSTRUCTION IN THE LOBBY of the Main Library facing East on Sunday, Feb. 3, in Tucson. During the library renovation to create the new Student Success District, a temporary wall was put up to reduce noise.
expected. New Research Facilities After completing the Health Sciences Innovation Building, a $185 million project last year, the UA is looking to add two additional research facility buildings to campus: the Grand Challenges Research Building and the Applied Research Building. Additionally, the UA will update research infrastructure on both its Tucson and Phoenix campuses. The $150 million Grand Challenges Research Building, slated for completion in 2022, will sit between the Main Library and McKale Memorial Center and house interdisciplinary research collaborations into precision health, artificial intelligence, material sciences and more.
Similarly, UA’s Applied Research Building, whose $50 million construction is slated to end in 2021, will host interdisciplinary projects focused on utilizing the building’s manufacturing centers to design, patent and test new materials and products. The building, which will be located adjacent to the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building, will be equipped to conduct sensitive government research. These projects are being funded through university debt. Deferred Maintenance After fears of UA’s quickly increasing $131 million in deferred maintenance costs reached a peak in 2016, the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey successfully lobbied the state legislature to pass a
plan that provided UA funds to secure $350 million in loans. In 2017, the UA broke ground on renovations of its Veterinary Science and Microbiology Building, or Building 90, that was infamously emptied of faculty after deferred maintenance led to health and safety concerns. The regents also approved renovations to UA’s Steward Observatory and College of Pharmacy Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center through 2020 with safety but also accessibility in mind. Future and current UA students should expect to see construction continue around campus as longoverdue deferred maintenance projects receive funding and as Robbins’ new strategic plan development goals achieve fruition.
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In this Daily Wildcat Special Edition, we promote resources that new and current students can use at the University of Arizona. Check out ou...