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The UA was recently named one of the nation’s best higher education organizations and ranked No. 58 nationally among public universities. U.S. News & World Report released the 2015 version of its annual rankings of universities on Sept. 9. The rankings are based on many different aspects; graduation and retention rates, evaluation by colleagues and analysts, class sizes, financial resources for students, alumni giving and graduation rate performance, which is the difference between actual and predicted graduation rates, are all taken into consideration. According to the report,
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the College of Engineering’s undergraduate program was ranked No. 51 out of universities that offer doctoral degrees in engineering. Engineering education and research at the UA date back to when the university was first established in 1885. Currently, the college has more than 100 projects with annual spending of $27 million. Jon Schertzer, a chemical engineering sophomore, has participated in research through the College of Engineering and holds a leadership position in the Engineering Student Council. “[It] is the best way to keep sane,” Schertzer said. “Doing research provides the opportunity to make important faculty connections that can
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STUDENTS TWERK together at the Residence Hall Association Block Party on Aug. 23 on the UA Mall. The UA was recently ranked No. 4 on Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools list for 2014.
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ENGINEERING FRESHMAN Tristian Caputo, left, and pre-architecture freshman Pamela Davila, right, work on a class project together for foundation studio I in architecture. The class required the students to measure the proportions of the areoles on cacti.
The Divest UA campaign is kicking off its first event tonight to raise community awareness about the use of fossil fuels by the UA. According to Katie Marascio, an environmental sciences senior and Divest UA campaign worker, the UA has invested money in the fossil fuel industry. Marascio said this money comes from an endowment fund, and a board of trustees determines where the money will go. The main goal of the Divest UA campaign is to convince the UA administration to divest from fossil fuels. “I feel like [the UA] has a commitment to do better than what we’re doing — to go bigger, to make a bigger impact and really make sure that we are part of the solution to climate change rather than part of the cause,” Marascio said. The campaign started recruiting on the first day of classes of the fall semester. There are currently ten core members involved in the campaign, but the group is trying to expand at a meeting tonight. “The people who we have connected with have been really into it,” Marascio said. The meeting is at 8 p.m. today in the San Pedro room in the Student Union Memorial Center and is an effort to gather all of the campaign’s supporters and bring in new people to talk about Divest UA and why it’s important. Toward the end of the meeting, the audience will be split up into smaller discussion groups to talk about different strategies for the campaign. Eric Traub, a Green Corps worker
UITS has high demand, under new management requests. The increase in requests began over the summer break. Kelly South, UITS communications and University Information Technology Services marketing manager, said the staff has been is under new management this year to better focused on UAccess systems. meet the university’s technology needs, after an “We have been closely monitoring the UAccess increase in the student body population. systems to ensure everything is running smoothly The freshmen class size as faculty and students record was broken this fall, return to campus,” South The student’s with over 7,800 students. said. demand of our The increased population According to South, has demanded more Classroom Technology customer service from the UITS, according Services upgraded 46 has increased to Rusty Martin, an IT classrooms with new 30 percent from support center specialist. technology equipment last year. Consisting of over 200 over the summer. South — Rusty Martin, people, the UITS staff is said there are now 127 IT support center specialist committed to enhance the upgraded classrooms. learning of technology. “We have increased our “There has definitely been an increase in outreach efforts to educate students via student student traffic into our center,” Martin said. orientations and our UITS social media accounts “[There] always is at the beginning of the school about the many IT services and tools available to year, but the student’s demand of our customer new and returning students,” South said. service has increased 30 percent from last year.” According to South, UITS offers several Another IT support center specialist, Kevin Garrigan, said there have been a lot more UITS, 3 BY COURTNEY RICE The Daily Wildcat
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Maxwell White, senior studying molecular and cellular biology, left, assists engineering management graduate student Dhuva Kapoor, right, at the University Information and Technology Services building on Monday. UITS is currently under new management and serving a larger customer base.
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Community Chatter Political Opinions
s This November, alongside voting for candidates for political office, three propositions will also be on the ballot for voting: Proposition 122, Proposition 303 and Proposition 304.
This proposition, also called the Rejection of Unconstitutional Federal Actions, if passed, means that anyone employed by the state are employed only for purposes congruent with the Constitution.
This proposition, if passed, would allow terminally ill patients access to medical treatments that have completed phase one of a clinical trial but are not yet approved by FDA.
If passed, this proposition would increase the salaries of state legislators by $11,000 to $35,000 annually.
What do you think is the most important issue in the election coming up in November?
“Anything having to do with women’s health and body rights.” - Jennifer Oneil, non-UA student
“I’m very concerned with ‘Obamacare.’ I want him out of office.” - Chelsea Gikas, nursing sophomore
“[Immigration.] I feel like we certainly do need immigrants, even illegal immigrants sometimes, to make the country run. I wouldn’t necessarily put them all on a bus. I think that if they really want to come to the U.S., they would want to work here, so why not help them out? I know you can’t help everyone out, but why not set that goal?” - Dorine Owusu-nyarko, nutritional sciences junior
“I’m not even registered to vote right now.” - Yadira Villarreal, sophomore studying film and television
“Education and the economy for Arizona. I think we have hurt education in the state by consistently cutting the resources both in the primary and secondary school levels, and I think that our economy is suffering as a result.” - Elizabeth Patten, non-UA student
Living so close to the border, immigration has been a hot issue for many Arizonans, and with elections coming up, people find themselves even more interested in the issue.
How do you think immigration should be handled in the U.S.?
“Immigration is a complex [problem] that has to be tackled from different angles, not just more security or amnesty. Rather than just secure [the border] off, that’s how we could change that right there. We also need to kind of pull the ones that are already here and we need to figure out something to do to them, whether it’s amnesty or some other issue.” - Chris Polston, political science senior
“My mom is an immigrant and she went through all the appropriate channels, and it still took her over 20 years to become a U.S. citizen. I think that’s a problem, that even someone who does it the right way has to wait that long for a payoff. I think there needs to be a better way to do it. ” - Ana Humphrey, junior studying film and television
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and full-time worker for the Divest UA campaign, said there are two goals for the kickoff event. Traub said the group hopes to inform students about the campaign and what divestment means and to also have more focused plans for the campaign. “We’re expecting a lot of students to come blind to the whole idea,” Traub said. Leading up to tonight’s campaign kick-off, Marascio, along with other campaign workers, have visited class lectures to inform students about Divest UA. Marascio said during these class visits, they pass out pledge cards and people can sign them as a way to support divestment. Marascio also said they have been campaigning outside of Canyon Coffee and other places in the SUMC. Traub said after the kick-off event, the campaign group is planning to use involved students to further push the campaign. Traub said they plan to do this
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“Give the people that come here illegally and want to stay here the opportunity to walk the path of citizenship, however that is. It’s kind of a simplified answer, but the people that do come here and want to stay, or if their children are born here, they should be allowed to go through everything that they need to do to become a citizen. As long as they’re not convicted felons, or any of that other stuff. “ - Diana Stovern, atmospheric sciences graduate student
“Well, I mean, I feel like I see the point of view of people who don’t want people to be immigrating inside … I mean, everybody immigrated here. Well, the people who were actually born here are treated like they’re immigrants. So I don’t think people have the right to stop other people from immigrating and to just give them equal opportunity.” - Shariwa Oke, pre-physiology sophomore
“I really have no idea. My family has completely different views so I tend to stay out of it.” - Lauren Fielder, pre-physiology freshman
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through visibility events, reaching out to alumni, faculty members and community members. The campaign will be evolving throughout the year, Traub said. “I think what we really hope for is that they’re willing to listen,” Traub said. “We know that it’s going to be a long conversation about whether the university can divest, but we hope that they will weigh out the options.” Divest UA is not a student organization associated with the UA, both Traub and Marascio said. It is an independent campaign effort, open to anyone in the community to join. “If we are able to get [the] UA to divest, we will be the largest university to have done so,” said Kara Jensen, a microbiology senior who is also working on the Divest UA campaign. MEGHAN FERNANDEZ/THE DAILY WILDCAT
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Eric Traub, a non-UA student and worker for Divest UA campaign, left, speaks with political science senior Alyssa Cortez, center, and communications senior Vivian Colter, right, at the Student Union Memorial Center on Monday.
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U.S. is arrogant with ISIS BY ABE JIMENEZ
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merican attitudes and policy during the early Cold War era were perfectly demonstrated by the frequent use of the phrase: “the loss of China.” It was a term used to bestow blame upon those in the U.S. government deemed responsible for the ousting of the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kaishek by the Communists of Mao Zedong. The blame was readily placed on the intelligence officers from the Office of Strategic Services, which had worked with the Communists to defeat the Japanese in World War II. The phrase is imprinted onto our national psyche, and the question of who to blame is still debated in history classes all over the country. But Americans should spend less time worrying about the answer to the question, and more time contemplating whether the question itself is valid. In truth, China was never ours to lose in the first place. The world does not belong to America and the sooner we accept this, the better off we’ll be. We need to realize that the U.S. and its leaders cannot, logically, control and manipulate events in countries and regions on the far side of the world. We have been so well-conditioned to believe this that the average person, pundit or scholar becomes almost hysterical when they see events unfolding around the world that our government, diplomats and military are powerless to control. Americans quickly look for someone to blame for the current debacle. They look to place historical responsibility on those in the past who may indeed have made mistakes, but who could not have known the future and never wielded the absolute power we imagined they had. Roger Cohen’s op-ed in The New York Times at the end of August is a perfect example of this mentality. He places historical responsibility on the U.S. and its leaders for the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Cohen goes through a long list of missteps made by the U.S. and President Obama, which paved the way for the rise of the IS. While certainly the U.S. has made mistakes, this belief that the people and governments in the region bear no responsibility for their own actions is bordering on ridiculous, and it infantilizes the local people. This patronizing attitude says, “You are so insignificant, the only actions that matter are those of a government and a president halfway around the world.” This belief that we can control others and should be able to dictate events on the ground with such detail is a special form of narcissism not even displayed by the European colonial powers of the 19th century. They were content with tactics of divide and rule; our tactic seems to simply be: rule. As this is being written, Kurdish guerrillas, the Iraqi military and Shi’a militias are attempting to push back the advance of the IS through Iraq with the help of American air power. Intelligence is being gathered by surveillance drones in preparation for air strikes on the IS within Syria. Whether our allies on the ground are capable and equipped to carry out the task of eliminating IS is not known. Whether air power alone will be enough is also unknown. But let us look at history — even at the peak of American power at the end of World War II, the “loss of China” could not be averted. We shouldn’t fool ourselves; the road against IS is full of calamity and uncertainty and the possibility of failure is very real. And that’s not necessarily anyone’s fault.
— Abe Jimenez is a Middle Eastern & North African Studies graduate student. Follow him @A_Ximenez
Strong female characters need more than muscle BY TOM JOHNSON
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few years back, Kate Beaton did two strips of her comic about a group of “Strong Female Characters.” Those characters were aggressive, angry and superficially powerful, but still neatly fit into the old “women are from Venus” stereotype. They sublimated themselves to an incredibly weak male lead and were ludicrously, pointlessly sexualized. If that isn’t a perfect take on the state of female characters in media since second-wave feminism crashed and fizzled, then I don’t know what is. When I talk about the dearth of strong female characters, I’m not saying that they don’t punch enough dudes or punch hard enough when they do, but rather that so many of them either have their goals tied to or their plot taken over by the straight white male protagonist. So many writers seem to think of strong female characters in terms of their ability to throw a punch that they end up not noticing when said characters are being failed on a narrative level. TVTropes.org has an enormous collection of what it calls “faux actions girls” — female
characters who are passed off as from “Streets of Fire” or Ripley from powerful and competent, but when “Alien.” push comes to shove, don’t ever And when new female characters actually do anything as far as the plot are added, writers should be sure is concerned. to give them their own schtick. Correcting this defect is a matter Their major defining characteristics of story structure. The definitive should not be that they are “the work on story structure, Aristotle’s Girl one” because, believe it or not, “Poetics,” says that all narrative is women are not mysterious, ethereal action, and all characters are derived sylphs defined by some underlying from their mysterious actions. So it femininity, would seem but actual The strongest to follow that threethe strongest dimensional female female human beings characters are characters with unique the ones whose are the ones thoughts and actions drive the whose actions desires. plot. drive the plot. They can Writers be serious need to or silly, evaluate boisterous whether their female characters bruisers or pencil-necked actually do anything to push the poindexters, but above all else, they plot forward of their own volition or must be their own people first and even exist in any significant manner foremost. The fact that the Smurfette in the story. If not, they should find principle is a thing — where singular something for them to do. female characters are added for A very easy way to do this is just to reasons of demographics but left genderflip characters in the writing completely flat — shows how many process, changing male characters people completely forget that. into female ones. It not only ends up This all sounds relatively simple adding female characters without to grasp, but the infamous Bechdel falling into the stereotypical tropes test shows how astoundingly media and clichés might be tempted to fails at this task. In order to pass the use when writing about women, Bechdel test, a movie must include but some great characters have two named female characters been created this way, like McCoy who have a conversation about
something other than a man. Most movies fail this test spectacularly, and that’s pathetic. Including more female characters with a wider range of roles and more plot presence is not some “social justice warrior” agenda. Rather, it’s the lack of female characters that constitutes, to some a degree, an “agenda.” “White straight male” is the default for characters. Adding some element of diversity to a character’s identity often necessitates restricting that character’s narrative possibilities, either for fear of offending someone or because “women don’t act like that.” And those are notions advanced by those who want to keep media visibility limited only to that hegemonic demographic, as well as likely a few well-intentioned misfires that fell straight into those mistakes. Female characters can be just as interesting, just as diverse and flawed and awesome and wellrounded, as male ones, it just requires smashing up the blocks we have placed inside our collective cultural ideas about what female characters — and, by extension, women — can be.
— Tom Johnson is a film & television studies junior. Follow him @tbok1992
Murder trials, not soap operas articles. There’s also a page on the website titled, “Killer Romance: Inside the Jodi Arias Trial,” an archive of the case from January 2013 through June 2013. A reader might easily mistake the page for a Law BY ELIZABETH HANNAH & Order SVU promotional site. It almost makes The Daily Wildcat one forget that Arias is a real human being, not a character in a soap opera. n May 2013, a jury found Jodi Arias guilty for The Arizona Republic’s coverage of the Jodi the 2008 murder in Mesa of her lover, Travis Arias trial reflects the countrywide attention that Alexander. It then decided that her crime was the case has generated. During the trial, Arias “cruel, heinous or depraved,” dominated social media making Arias eligible for and national television. The The general the death penalty. During case developed a cult-like public will the sentencing phase of following, and passionate undoubtedly the trial, however, the jury protestors cried out for failed to reach a unanimous vengeance against Arias. begin to rehash a decision about whether to As the retrial date looms favorite debate: assign the death penalty nearer, the general public whether or not or life in prison. The hung will undoubtedly begin to Arias deserves to jury prompted Judge Sherry rehash a favorite debate: live. Stephens to declare a whether or not Arias mistrial. Arias’ retrial is set deserves to live. for Sept. 29. If death were not on the table, the sentencing Last week, The Arizona Republic published an portion of Arias’ trial would be over. Passion would article explaining that Stephens wouldn’t let Arias’ have been removed from the deliberation process, lawyer remove himself from the case after he and and Arias would already have begun serving a life co-counsel Jennifer Willmott were ordered to act as sentence. But because the prosecution refused to legal advisers. settle for life in prison, taxpayers must continue to Scroll down in the online version of the article fund the trial, which has already cost more than and there is a timeline labeled “Jodi Arias Murder $2 million. And should the new jury reach a guilty Case: 20 Top Moments,” followed by additional verdict, a recent study by the Urban Institute’s
Justice Policy Center indicates that the cost of appeals in death penalty cases exceeds the price of lifetime incarceration. The death penalty desensitizes people to an institution that allows citizens to kill other citizens. By portraying death penalty trials as sick reality shows, the media glorifies government-sanctioned murder and trivializes the grave nature of capital cases. That it has become socially acceptable to engage in casual dinner conversation about Arias’ fundamental right to life provides evidence for this phenomenon. Furthermore, sensationalistic news stories about death penalty proceedings undermine the justice system by preventing defendants from receiving unbiased trials. It seems impossible that the picketers and television crews swarming Jodi Arias’ courtroom did not exert any influence on the jury. Such media attention creates an environment where public perception is more important than the search for truth. Regardless of Arias’ innocence or guilt, the idea that putting a person to death can be taken so lightly is abhorrent. Ultimately, so long as the death penalty is practiced in this country, we will face the continued devaluation of life at the hands of the media.
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Two UA students were sent to a student diversion program for a Minor with Spirituous Liquor in Body on Sept. 6 after they were found intoxicated outside of the Sigma Chi fraternity house. A University of Arizona Police Department officer was conducting usual lot checks at First Street and Vine Avenue and noticed that the west entry gate of the fraternity house was closed. As the officer was exiting, he noticed that the west gate had been opened with no one in the area. After driving slowly past the gate, the officer noticed two men walking north through the west courtyard of the fraternity house toward the open gate. According to the officer, the two males were each carrying a large letter. The letters were about three-feet tall and 18-inches wide and were Greek symbols. One was for the letter Phi, and the second was for the letter Epsilon. When the two students saw the officer, they immediately stopped walking, set the letters down and attempted to hide behind a bush. The officer stopped and asked them what they were doing and where they got the letters. They said that they found them in the street near First Street and Cherry Avenue. When the officer took a closer look at the letters, he saw that they were wooden and appeared to be charred or burned. The students said that their intentions with the letters were to take them home, pointing toward the Sigma Chi gate, because they liked them. As the officer continued speaking with the students, he could smell a strong odor of intoxicants on their breaths. Another UAPD officer arrived on the scene and went to check to see if any letters from the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house were missing, but there was no damage consistent with the letters. Both students identified themselves to the first officer, and both were under the legal drinking age of 21. The students said they had been drinking beers at an offcampus address, which they would not disclose. The students were issued a student diversion program that was completed and sent to the Dean of Students Office, but kept the letters in their possession.
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A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office on Sept. 6 around 12:30 a.m. because of a minor in possession of alcohol on Fifth Street and then transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center for additional observations in reference to extreme intoxication. A UAPD officer saw the student passed out in front of the traffic circle to the east of the Coronado Residence Hall. Next to the student was another student holding up the intoxicated student and preventing her from laying on the sidewalk. The officer made contact with both women. The intoxicated female was able to identify herself but then became incoherent and was unable to answer the rest of the officer’s questions. The officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her general area and, due to her inability to remain awake, the officer called for firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department to observe her. After TFD firefighters arrived and evaluated her, they called Southwest Ambulance to transport her to the UAMC for additional observation. The officer later spoke with the other student who was assisting the intoxicated student. She told the officer that they were at an off-campus party where her friend had drank alcohol but was unable to give the officer an estimate of how much the student drank. After being observed at the UAMC, the student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for extreme intoxication.
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‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ with Celestino Fernandez Noon, Cesar E. Chavez Building, Room 205 Join Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs for our opening event for Hispanic Heritage Month 2014! We have the pleasure of having Celestino Fernandez join us and talk to UA students about “The Pursuit of Happiness” and how it relates to modern life and societies issues.
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Colloquium 3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. Isamu Matsuyama, assistant professor in the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, will give a talk titled “Tidal Dissipation in the Oceans of Icy Satellites.” Kuiper Space Sciences, Room 312, 1629 E. University Blvd. Downtown Science Café - ‘Global Warming: Implications for Changing Climate Extremes’ 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Magpies Gourmet Pizza, 605 N. Fourth Ave. Jonathon Overpeck of the Institute of the Environment will present the talk. Faculty Artist Series Recital 7 p.m. at Holsclaw Hall, UA School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. $10 general, $7 UA employees and seniors 55+, $5 students. The University of Arizona School of Music presents a Faculty Artist Series recital featuring Sara Fraker, oboe; Tannis Gibson, piano; William Dietz, bassoon; and Theodore Buchholz, cello.
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SCORE CENTER EAGLES FLY HIGH OVER COLTS Philadelphia Eagles 30, Indianapolis Colts 27
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The Arizona men’s basketball team released its full 2014-15 schedule on Monday. The Wildcats went 33-5 last season and will look to improve upon that mark this year. Key games:
Dec. 6 vs. Gonzaga : This will be a rematch of last year’s NCAA Tournament 3rd round matchup, where Arizona BY ROBERTO PAYNE defeated Gonzaga 84-61. The The Daily Wildcat Zags return sharp-shooter Kevin Pangos and should be a quality he Arizona men’s early-season opponent for basketball team released Arizona. its complete 2014-15 Dec. 13 vs. Michigan: Arizona schedule Monday night. After went to Ann Arbor, Mich., last finishing the 2013-14 season year and pulled out a too-closewith 33 wins and being one for-comfort 72-70 victory. This bucket away from a Final season, the Wolverines return Four berth, the Wildcats are guards Caris LeVert and Spike scheduled to play several Albrecht but lost the inside-out familiar teams this season. scoring of Nik Stauskas, Glenn Arizona head coach Sean Robinson III Miller lost and Mitch the top-two McGary to scorers Miller and the NBA . from last company have a Jan. 4 vs. season, Arizona great chance to Nick State: The improve upon Johnson first regular and Aaron last season’s season Gordon, results. matchup to earlybetween entry in the the bitter NBA draft. rivals will However, Miller returns three be more heated than normal. starters and several key bench The last matchup between the players from last season in foes resulted in ASU upsetting addition to yet another top-10 Arizona in Tempe, Ariz. This is recruiting class. going to be a good one. The projected starting lineup Jan. 8 at Oregon: Oregon was of T.J. McConnell, Stanley one of five teams to beat Arizona Johnson, Rondae Hollislast season and hold one of the Jefferson, Brandon Ashley and better home court advantages Kaleb Tarczewski should be in the Pac-12 Conference. The amongst the best starting fives Ducks lost a majority of the in the nation. scoring from last season but Miller and company have a always show up when Arizona great chance to improve upon last season’s results.
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ARIZONA THENSOPHOMORE guard Gabe York (1) passes the ball to former Arizona guard Nick Johnson, not pictured, during Arizona’s 84-61 win against Gonzaga in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on March 23. Arizona released its full 2014-15 schedule on Monday.
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The Arizona men’s basketball team was a perfect 18-0 at home last season. With the 201415 schedule being released Monday, the Wildcats know exactly who is on the schedule in their attempt to go undefeated at home again.
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ARIZONA FOOTBALL senior safety Tra’Mayne Bondurant (21) pumps up the crowd before kickoff during the UA’s 35-28 win against Nevada at Arizona Stadium on Saturday. UA head coach Rich Rodriguez said on Monday that Bondurant could see more playing time in coming weeks.
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Arizona football is off to its third straight 3-0 start, but Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez is concerned. Rodriguez said he was disappointed with the Wildcats’ kick returns, pass rush and lack of interceptions and forced fumbles. “Two turnovers in three games, no fumbles caused,” Rodriguez said, “We can’t win games with those kind of numbers.” Junior safety William Parks had an interception against UNLV and senior safety Jared Tevis had one at UTSA. “We definitely got to get way better,” Parks said. The secondary could get a boost as senior safety Tra’Mayne Bondurant plays more. He started training camp late after getting kicked off the team and having to work his way back onto it. Rodriguez said Bondurant will probably play more this week, and that he also had to get in shape. “Tra’Mayne’s worked hard in practice to get back into it,” Rodriguez said. Bondurant had four interceptions last year and has made 36 starts in his Arizona career. “He just knows where the ball is going to be at — at that specific
time,” Parks said. “I’m glad he’s back, he’s coming back, starting to get into the rotation as well.” Rodriguez joked that Arizona’s kick return has been the worst in college football history. “I’m wondering if teams will even kick in the end zone,” Rodriguez said. “They might just kick it to like the 10 and pin us inside the 15, so we gotta get better at that.” The Wildcats have fielded eight kick returns for 128 yards. “I think it’s just a couple things we got to fix, it’s nothing major,” sophomore receiver Nate Phillips said. “I think it’s more we just got to clean up our blocking, and sooner or later, we’ll spring one.”
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After three weeks, the Wildcats are atop the Pac-12 Conference in rushing, despite losing their most productive runners from last season in Ka’Deem Carey and B.J. Denker. True freshman running back Nick Wilson is second in the Pac-12 in rushing with 149.7 yards per game after three games of over 100-yards rushing each. The Wildcats are second in the Pac-12 in rushing yards per game with 268.3. “I think the competition we have at running back is keeping everybody on their toes,”
Rodriguez said. “He’s done well as a freshman, but we have other guys, too.” Senior Terris Jones-Grigsby rushed for over 100 yards in the season opener. Jones-Grigsby, who has missed the last two games after getting injured, is still listed atop the depth chart. Parks said Wilson ran for a 40-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in training camp. “I call him Little Ka’Deem when I see him run out there,” Parks said. “It’s pretty awesome.” Arizona is also No. 1 in the Pac-12 in total offense with 582.7 yards a game.
On Saturday, Arizona will adopt the look of “Star Wars” Stormtroopers. The Wildcats will wear white helmets, white jerseys and white pants for the “white out.” Denker, who is currently a student assistant coach, served as the model for the white out promotional materials. The UofA Bookstore is selling white out T-shirts for $10, but ZonaZoo members will get them free at the game.
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Every year, millions of college football fans across the U.S. wait in anticipation for the start of the football season. For those fans that have the Pac-12 Networks in their households, they are able to watch games all season long from the comfort of their homes. What viewers do not realize is the behind-the-scenes process required to showcase an athletic event on live television. Each week, it takes countless hours of preparation to put on the perfect Pac-12 Conference broadcast. The live broadcasts first begin with the production team. The team travels each week to a new city with a production truck. Inside the truck, there is a myriad of chords, buttons, microphones and televisions that helps the team transmit the game to the viewer’s television. In short, this is where the bulk of the work takes place. The team is able to project live stats, instant replay, slow-motion and interviews, among other things, for the fans to view at home. Pac-12 football analyst Yogi Roth, who covered the game between the University of Nevada and the UA this weekend, spoke on the importance of the Pac-12 production team. “The production team truly gives their heart, soul and incredible skills to our truck,” Roth said. “They never get the credit they deserve, but they always make it all happen.” Long-time sports broadcaster Lewis Johnson, who was also reporting at the game this weekend, also praised the network and production team. “The people I work with are tremendous,” Johnson said. “There is no question that the Pac-12 Network is on the rise.” Roth and Johnson also put in a considerable amount of preparation into their live broadcasts. Like the production team, each week they travel to a new city to cover Pac-12 games across the West Coast. For each university they visit, they study past games, review stats and analyze key player’s game history. “We all bring the same passion for live television,” Johnson said. “It is our job to execute our roles so we can have a flawless broadcast that people at home can enjoy.” Roth and Johnson’s jobs include interviewing coaches and players, giving commentary
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PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS
Major injuries signal only minor changes BY JAMES KELLEY The Daily Wildcat
North 1. No. 2 Oregon (3-0) The Ducks wrapped up non-conference play with another blowout, this time blasting Wyoming. Oregon has 50 games of 40 points or more since 2009. Last week: first, W vs. Wyoming 48-14 This week: Saturday at Washington State (12) 2. No. 15 Stanford (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) The Cardinal celebrated Military and Public Service Appreciation Day by decimating Army. Up next is a key northern battle in Seattle, Wash., with Washington. Last week: second, W vs. Army 35-0 This week: Bye 3. Washington (3-0) The Huskies finally looked like a ranked team by crushing Illinois at home. Washington hosts Football Bowl Subdivision newbie Georgia State before facing Stanford. Last week: fourth, W vs. Illinois 44-19 This week: Saturday vs. Georgia State (1-2) 4. Oregon State (2-0) The Beavers took the week off after getting lei’d in Hawaii. This week, it’s another Mountain West Conference team before the serious business of the Pac-12 Conference begins. Last week: third, bye This week: Saturday vs. San Diego State (1-1) 5. California (2-0) The Golden Bears head to Tucson, seeking former UA offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes’ first Pac-12 win. Can Dykes recapture his Old Pueblo magic with an extra week to
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comes to Eugene. Feb. 21 vs. UCLA: This is the only game the two teams play this season, and it’s a revenge game for Arizona. In the last matchup between the teams, UCLA defeated Arizona 75-71 in the Pac-12 championship game. Both teams suffered critical losses, but Arizona should have the upper hand here.
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prepare? Last week: fifth, bye This week: Saturday at Arizona (3-0) 6. Washington State (1-2) The Cougars finally got into the win column against FCS team Portland State last week. Former Wildcat Patrick Onwuasor returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown for the Vikings. Last week: Sixth, W vs. Portland State 59-21 This week: Saturday vs. Oregon South 1. No. 12 UCLA (3-0) Another week, another unimpressive win for the Bruins, this time at Texas. At least Heisman hopeful Brett Hundley’s injury doesn’t look serious, and he should be ready for ASU. Last week: Second, W at Texas 20-17 This week: Bye 2. No. 17 USC (2-1, 1-0) The Trojans’ playoff hopes were likely busted at Boston College, a team that lost its two best players after Arizona crushed them in AdvoCare V100 Bowl. USC has a week to regroup before hosting Oregon State. Last week: First, L at Boston College 37-31 This week: Bye 3. Arizona (3-0) Another year, another 3-0 start for Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez. The Wildcats’ freshman backfield will now have to run the Pac-12 gauntlet to get three more wins and another bowl bid. Last week: Third, W vs. Nevada 35-28 This week: Saturday vs. California 4. No. 15 ASU (3-0, 1-0) The Sun Devils remained
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FORMER ARIZONA running back Ka’Deem Carey runs with the ball during the UA’ s 31-26 loss against UCLA on Nov. 9, 2013 at Arizona Stadium. UCLA starting QB Brett Hundley injured his elbow on Saturday, and the Bruins took over first place in the Pac-12 Conference south division in this week’s Pac-12 power rankings.
at Colorado with a Pyrrhic victory. ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly was injured and is expected to miss their big game with UCLA. Last week: Fourth, W at Colorado 38-24 This week: Bye 5. Utah (2-0) The Utes can prove they are on the rise with a win at Michigan. The Wolverines have struggled under Rodriguez’s replacement, Brady Hoke, but a win at the Big House is always impressive. Last week: Bye This week: Saturday at Michigan (2-1)
6. Colorado (1-2, 0-1) The Buffaloes’ comeback bid against the Sun Devils came up short despite Kelly’s injury, and CU dropped behind Washington State early on in the race for the Pac-12’s Sacko Bowl. Last week: Sixth, L vs. ASU 38-24 This week: Saturday vs. Hawaii (1-2)
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Thu, Jan. 8 at Oregon 8 p.m., Pac-12 Network Sun, Jan. 11 at Oregon State 8 p.m., FOX SPORTS 1 Thu, Jan. 15 vs. Colorado 7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2 Sat, Jan. 17 vs. Utah 5 p.m., Pac-12 Network Thu, Jan. 22 at Stanford 7 p.m., ESPN2 Sat, Jan. 24 at California 8:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network Wed, Jan. 28 vs. Oregon 8 p.m., Pac-12 Network Fri, Jan. 30 vs. Oregon State 8 p.m., Pac-12 Network Sat, Feb. 7 at Arizona State 2:30 p.m., FOX Fri, Feb. 13 at Washington 7 p.m., ESPN Sun, Feb. 15 at Washington State 4:30 p.m., FOX SPORTS 1 Thu, Feb. 19 vs. USC 7 p.m., Pac-12 Network Sat, Feb. 21 vs. UCLA 7 p.m., ESPN Thu, Feb. 26 at Colorado 7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2 Sat, Feb. 28 at Utah TBA, ESPN or ESPN2 Thu, Mar. 5 vs. California 7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2 Sat, Mar. 7 at Stanford: 2 p.m., CBS *EA Sports Maui Invitational
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Q How many drinks will
get you to the .08 limit?
A. hour will land most drinkers above .08 blood alcohol You may be surprised that just 2-4 drinks in one
concentration (BAC). An individual’s BAC depends on four factors: weight, gender, time, and strength of the drinks. While you can control how much and how fast you drink, weight and gender aren’t changeable in one evening.
A standard drink is 12 ounces of beer or 4 oz. of wine or 1 ounce shot of 80 proof liquor (40% ethanol). Every standard drink that a 140 pound woman consumes will raise her BAC .032. So, 3 drinks x .032 puts her at .96, which is over the legal DUI limit of .08 for those 21 and older. Every standard drink that a 180 male consumes will raise his BAC .02. Four standard drinks would put him right at .08. To see how weight and gender affect BAC see the tables below:
Women BAC/drink 100 lbs. .045 140 lbs. .032 180 lbs. .025
Men BAC/drink 140 lbs. .026 180 lbs. .020 220 lbs. .017
Why such a big difference in how alcohol affects men and women? Weight is a big factor. Females generally weigh less than men and have about 30% less alcohol dehydrogenase (the liver enzyme that metabolizes alcohol) than males. Men typically have more muscle mass than women – which helps dilute alcohol in the blood stream.
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To stay safer when drinking alcohol, it’s recommended that women limit themselves to one standard drink an hour and men limit drinks to one or two drinks per hour. With moderate drinking, you likely will have better times, better memories, and fewer regrets. Women were the 1st professional beer brewers.
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Zombies cycle for local charity BY Kacie Claudel The Daily Wildcat
The walking dead convened on the UA campus to give back to the living in a fun-filled charity event that included obstacle courses, snacks and lots of fake blood. Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar teamed up with Bicycle InterCommunity Art & Salvage, a local non-profit that recycles bicycles for at-risk kids and homeless persons while also providing maintenance classes for them, on Sunday night for “Climb of the Undead”. The manager of the Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar, Steven Rodriquez, teamed up with Monique Laraway, a fundraising coordinator and mechanic at BICAS, to plan the event. Participants were asked to bring a $7 donation, a bike light and their best zombie attire. Representatives from BICAS and the bar set up challenges at the top of four parking garages around the UA campus and gave contestants a map to six. One of the challenges required contributors to eat a cupcake while riding their bicycle in a circle. Prizes were donated from Heavy Pedal, a Phoenix-based company that focuses on fixture for bikes. Participants were given T-shirts and other prizes for “best zombie,” “first lady” and more. According to Jordan Andrade, a bartender and gallery director at Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar, the owner of the bar is a custom glass blower who displays his work in the bar and invites other local artists to display their work in his showroom. Mr. Head’s also features live bands and supports all types of artists in the Tucson area. A new artist paints the outside wall of the bar about every three months. Participants in “Climb of the Undead” seemed passionate about reaching out to other members of the student body and the Tucson population to get involved with
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“Climb of the Undead” is a charity event where participants go through various obstacle courses dressed as zombies. The proceeds raised go toward the Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage organization.
BICAS and support art in all of its forms. Not only does BICAS provide a way for underprivileged kids to create goals for themselves through bike maintenance classes, but they also allow these kids to get in touch with their creative side. David Ross, a volunteer for BICAS who recently moved to Tucson from Ohio, said that BICAS has created bike art along Fourth Avenue, including 15-foot cactuses made out of bike rims.
Through advocacy and salvaging bicycles, the BICAS mission is to promote education, art and a healthy environment while providing service and opportunity for those in need, according to its website. “We are an education center,” Ross said, “not a traditional bike shop.” BICAS wasn’t always BICAS, though. In 1989, it was an organization called Bootstraps to Share, which helped the
Entrepreneurs sink or swim at local ‘Shark Tank’ event to register. “Every week, the teenage driver submits The Daily Wildcat a money pledge request to their parent Fans of the ABC show “Shark Tank” had for a weekly driving-without-texting goal,” the chance to experience the nerve-racking said David Hazan, one of the creators of tension of pitching ideas to business Put It Down in an interview with Connect executives at a competition this past Coworking. “Once a parent accepts the weekend. pledge, the driving campaign begins. This The Fourth Annual Startup Tucson monetary pledge aligns the wants of the Weekend, in partnership with Connect parents — their children’s safety — and Coworking, took the concept of “Shark what kids want — money for movies, Tank” and placed it at The Rialto Theatre. dining, etc. Since parents are already giving Minus the cameras, the competition their teens money every week, this creates a virtually operated in the same manner as way for parents to use that same money as a the show. reward for good driving behavior.” Young entrepreneurs were challenged Hazan said he thinks this is an issue that to pitch their business ideas to CEOs and can be seen in Tucson. executives with the hopes of winning the “I thought texting and driving among competition for their business plan. The teens was a problem that needed to be night consisted of 13 different teams with solved,” Hazan said. various business plans hoping to earn the Another competitor, Michelle Livingston judges’ recognition. Unlike the contestants of Go Ivory Free, said about winning, “It on “Shark Tank,” the teams only had 54 would be great to win because I would be hours to build and launch an incredible getting validation and recognition from concept. these esteemed judges.” Livingston also The entrepreneurs could only hope to received her MBA from the Eller College get one of the credible investors to like of Management in December 2013. Go their idea. The crowd was filled with people Ivory Free encourages the boycott of ivory curious about these from elephants to ideas, like Mayor avoid their potential I like being able Jonathan Rothschild, extinction by 2020. to meet people who showed up An idea that to observe the struck gold with with crazy ideas. competition. UA students in the It shows me The winner of the audience was a that potentially night was Wildcat concept called The anything is Security Systems, is Cup. Presented by possible. a program focused Stephen Ost and — Elliot Ledley on increasing the Mahir Pedersoli, master of ceremonies efficiency of the the idea essentially security systems stops people from on the UA campus to help address stealing soda from the Coca-Cola Freestyle emergencies faster. drink machines when they only paid for Each team was given five minutes to water cups. The Cup will scan the soda cup present its ideas to the judges, followed by and ensure that the restaurant can remain questions judges had for the participants. profitable. The ideas covered a broad spectrum, Another notable idea at the event, called from a safety-conscious phone app to an E-Fit, was presented by Nick Morin, Isaac organization trying to stop the poaching of Ost and Jake Hewitt. Its premise focuses elephants for ivory. on increasing the health and wellness of “I like being able to meet people with employees working at large corporations. crazy ideas,” said Elliot Ledley, the master of The employees get rewards for exercising ceremonies for the event. “It shows me that regularly. potentially anything is possible.” The panel of judges at the competition A proposal called Put It Down included Curtis Gunn, Desert Angels encouraged teenage drivers to leave their chairman; Dr. Michael Kasser, CEO phones alone while driving by giving and president of Holualoa Companies; monetary incentives per distance driven and Linsay Craten, a UA McGuire without using a phone. The app can track Entrepreneurship Program mentor. the trips the driver makes in order to prevent cheating the system. They must be driving over 10 miles per hour and the trip — Follow Lindsey Stegemoller must be over a half-mile in order for the trip @lstegs BY Lindsey Stegemoller
Tucson homeless population find employment, housing, food and transportation. The organization later used recycled bicycles and repair classes to help youth. Since those opening days, the organization has helped countless people learn about bike repair and has restored many bicycles. According to Laraway, BICAS holds an annual art auction during the first weekend in December. The
group invites community members to donate art and help it raise money for its current goal of buying a warehouse.
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Hardy, Gandolfini propel crime genre BY Alex Guyton
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“The Drop” is a crime drama with enough character and twists to place it above the average crime drama, but its two perfectly cast leads propel it even further. Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) is an unassuming barkeep at Brooklyn’s hole-in-the-wall bar, Cousin Marvin’s. As he does with all of his roles, Hardy, one of today’s best character actors, adopts unique mannerisms for Bob. He speaks softly and bumbles occasionally. His uninflected, straightforward intonations always seem to be leading to more, and then abruptly stop. It’s distracting, but that’s exactly what the film calls for: disarmament. If you’re familiar with the 2012 film “Lawless,” Bob reminds me of Hardy’s turn as moonshiner Forrest Bondurant, another deceivingly soft man in a hard environment. What makes Bob even more of a curious oddity is his environment. You see, Cousin Marvin’s isn’t just some local watering hole. It’s a “drop” bar. On any given night, the bar becomes the hot spot where all of the illegal money of the city is surreptitiously passed from patron to barkeep, and then later to the resident Chechen gangsters. Because you can’t just put dirty money in the bank, right? Bob doesn’t consider himself part of that underworld, though. He just “tends the bar,” puts the drop money in the safe and doesn’t bloody his hands. Still, for being on the straight and narrow, Bob can wrap a severed arm in Saran wrap a little too well. Bob’s employer and literal cousin, Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), actually used to own the bar with his name on it and reap the drop money, but the Chechens strong-armed him out a while back. People used to respect him, but now the bags under his eyes and his graying hair underscore the impotence he lives with everyday. “The Drop” marks Gandolfini’s final appearance in a feature film after his untimely death in 2013, and his career ends with nothing other than a crime drama. Gandolfini delivers Cousin Marv with vulnerability; a man whose dissatisfaction with life has made him almost pitifully weary. With Hardy as the lead and Gandolfini the support, this is a perfectly cast film. Through happenstance, Bob meets two souls that break up his solitary life: an abused, abandoned baby pit bull that he names Rocco and Nadia (Noomi Rapace), a young woman in his neighborhood. Bob takes the dog in but has no clue what to do with it and enlists Nadia’s assistance. The three of them start a relationship; the dog isn’t some throw-element just so the two humans can meet. Rocco actually plays a large role in the film, giving this crime-chronicle another welcomed wrinkle. I’d also be remiss not to mention Rapace’s
performance as the broken-yet-outgoing Nadia. Two masked, armed gunmen hold up the bar one night, setting things into motion. Detective Torres (John Ortis) investigates the robbery. He’s heard some rumors here and there about Cousin Marv’s not being on the up and up, so he’s keen to not write this robbery off as a coincidence. Torres never poses as a real threat, and when he pops in from time-to-time to supposedly provide some heat on our characters, it’s not very interesting. Whenever the film picked his thread up, I wanted to get back to the other characters as soon as possible. The film is the adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s 2009 short story, “Animal Rescue.” Lehane also penned “Gone, Baby, Gone” and “Shutter Island,” so twists and revelations are to be expected. The ending is a wonderful, stop-in-your-tracks shock. When he sees Rocco, Detective Torres says how he’s a “good-looking dog.” After a second appraisal, he smirks and says, almost incredulously, that Rocco is a “real good-looking dog.” That about sums up my assessment of “The Drop.” After I saw it, I thought it was a good movie. Writing this review, however, has made me realize it’s actually a “real good” movie.
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