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ASUA senator resigns By Stewart McClintic DAILY WILDCAT After serving in the ASUA Senate last semester, Sen. Marielos Castro has stepped down. Castro decided to resign due to medical reasons. She said she has fainting spells and heart problems, and that being home is a much better decision for her right now. Since Castro’s resignation, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senate has held an open application process to fill the seat. ASUA President James Allen said right now, although it is not officially confirmed, the person most likely to take Castro’s place is Marc Small, a sophomore studying pre-business and political science. The senate will vote on allowing Small to become the


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Residence hall custodians Juana Loya and Maria Hernandez clean part of Likins Hall’s media area on Dec. 21, 2011, during winter break. The two are part of a 38-member custodial crew and are responsible for thousands of rooms in 24 different UA residence halls.

Winter break allows custodial crew to prepare residence halls for new, returning students By Samantha Munsey DAILY WILDCAT

While students were away this winter break, custodial and maintenance crews were in residence halls fixing and preparing the rooms for the spring semester. June Barile, who has been a Residence Life Facilities custodian for the last five years, helped clean Likins Hall by scrubbing the common area during winter break. “When the students are here, you are basically picking up after them,” Barile said. “But when they are gone, we can close off areas and get to work.” During the two weeks of break, all residence halls undergo an extensive and thorough cleaning

and repair schedule to evaluate aspects of the facilities that cannot be taken care of when students reside in the buildings, according to Alex Blandeburgo, director of facilities for Residence Life. “During the time when the halls are occupied, it’s really hard to get in and do some of the maintenance work,” Blandeburgo said. “We take the time during the break to do more in-depth activities. After four months of use by students, starting when we open the doors in August, a lot of places, especially common areas, really need to get cleaned.” This includes scrubbing and disinfecting all communicable surfaces, cleaning floors, replacing damaged items like broken handles or doors and checking out vacant

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why a student decides to leave their dorm,” Raso said. “It could be because of economic reasons, they have changed colleges or they have found a place off campus.” According to Raso, last year Residence Life Facilities checked out 522 students who would not come

DAILY WILDCAT Leadership Programs and the College of Education have collaborated to establish a minor in leadership studies and practice, which will help students develop skills to use in their future careers. The program’s development was initiated two years ago by Leadership Programs Director Corey Seemiller, who worked with the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice to propose the minor, which was approved last May. Prior




Residence hall custodian Juana Loya does a half-checkout cleaning in a room at Likins Hall on Dec. 21, 2011.

dorm rooms. Elizabeth Raso, custodial services manager for Residence Life Facilities, said checking out a vacant dorm room occurs when a student will not return for the spring semester. The student is expected to pack up and remove their belongings by the last week of the fall semester. “There are so many variables to

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By Eliza Molk DAILY WILDCAT The UA Health Network implemented a ban on smoking and tobacco products both in and outside of its hospitals to promote a healthier environment. Beginning on Jan. 1, the network, which oversees the University of Arizona Medical Center–University Campus, the University of Arizona Medical Center–South Campus and dozens of clinics in Tucson and Southern Arizona, will not allow smoking outside in any facet — not even in the hospital’s parking lot. “Butt huts,” or designated smoking areas, are also no longer options. It was important to ban tobacco products because, as a leading health care institution, having a tobacco-free environment was appropriate, according to John Marques, vice president and chief human resources officer for the network. “Tobacco-related illnesses are a leading cause of death,” he said. “We decided it was right for us to do.” Many options are offered to patients and their families to help them quit smoking. Employees, along with their spouses, children, parents, siblings or significant others, can join the Quit & Win Tobacco Free Living Program through the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine. The program, Marques said, is designed for

individuals who may need targeted, structured and medically supervised approaches to quitting. Another option available to Health Network employees is the Helpers Program, which was developed by Myra Muramoto, a professor in the department of Family and Community Medicine. She not only advised the network to go through with the new ban, but also helped UA President Eugene Sander quit smoking. The program, she said, aims to train volunteers to encourage tobacco users to quit in a nonjudgmental, nonconfrontational and respectful way. “We want them (the volunteers) not to be pushy,” she said. “We want them to be a resource. Most tobacco users want to quit at some time … some sooner than later.” The Helpers Program is free and available to anyone in Arizona, in person or online. Additionally, the network will provide nicotine replacement therapy gum free of charge through pharmacies to its patients and their families who need it. “Some folks are there (in the hospitals) for an extended period, even days at a time,” Marques said. “We realize that may be a challenge for smokers.” Both Muramoto and Marques said the ban has become widely supported. Muramoto said the ban is the only way the UA Health Network can recognize that tobacco hurts bodies


The UA Health Network has banned all tobacco products starting Jan. 1, to speak out against tobacco-related illnesses.

and lives and is a main cause of preventable death and illness in our country. Marques said many people understood the importance of a health institution going tobacco-free, and

said there has been a lot of positive response in the community as well. “We are committed to be a tobaccofree environment for our staff and our families to have a positive and healthy environment,” he added.


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Campus Chatter What is your New Year’s resolution and how do you plan to keep it? By Elliot P. Hopper Daily Wildcat

Daniel Quijada mechanical engineering freshman

“My New Year’s resolution is to continue my workout schedule and muscle gain. I plan on continuing to work out by going with my girlfriend. I am going to try to do four times a week.”

“I actually did not make a New Year’s resolution this year because I usually can’t keep it … It is so hard to keep and remember.” Brittney-Joy Bobo undeclared sophomore

“My new resolution is to get above a 3.0 (grade point average) in the upcoming class schedule and keep my weight down and eat right. I will do this by buckling down on school and trying to focus more on my studies and keeping my weight down by eating more healthy foods.”

“My New Year’s resolution is to be more involved in UA theater and I am definitely going to keep that by attending many more rehearsals and conferences like one this weekend. This will help me get involved into more Arizona representatives to get some internship.”

Scott Cunningham mining engineering senior

James Farris sophomore studying in regional development and geography

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to the minor, undergraduate students were able to get some academic credit for taking leadership classes that were maintained through the College of Education. According to Jeff Milem, Education Policy Studies and Practice department head, this is what actually helped start the program, which debuted in fall 2011. “As they continued to teach those courses, over time, there was a sense that there was a great demand for these kinds of learning opportunities,” Milem added. “For students in particular who had a real strong interest in leadership, there was a sense that this minor would be able to provide a way for them to really explore that … and then to have that reflected in their transcript.” As for the program itself, the minor consists of five three-credit courses, nearly all of which have already been offered. The two entry-level courses, higher education 201 Foundations of Leadership and education leadership 280 Leadership Strategies, will remain open for anyone to take. The remaining courses focus on leadership aspects including organization, definition and the various forms of the concept, like grassroots leadership. Also included in the program is a one-credit on- or off-campus internship and a capstone involving leadership research. Seemiller said she predicts that student attraction to the minor will depend on the fact that everything learned within the program can be used as soon as class ends every day. Furthermore, the program gives students another positive addition to their resume. “People know that employers want leadership on their resume,” Seemiller added.


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Kelli Goodson sophomore studying theater design and technology

“My new resolution is to get to a 3.5 GPA and spend much more time in the library. I plan on forcing myself to stay there by drinking more energy drinks and remembering my New Year’s resolution.”

back to their rooms after the winter break. in comparison to 241 students this year. “We go in and disinfect that half of the room so that it is ready for the next student who will move in for the remainder of the school year,” Raso said. “If both students have left, we will go in and clean everything from top to bottom.” Public health sophomore Jacqueline Butler is expecting to receive a new roommate for the spring semester. “It’s been interesting

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Janae Phillips, a junior studying family studies and human development, is one of the first UA undergraduates minoring in leadership studies and practice. According to the UA College of Education, “The minor offers students an opportunity to develop a critical awareness of leadership theories and issues as well as develop essential leadership competencies and skills needed in any career field.”

“So some people are going to do this because they want to develop their resume, but they also want to develop those skills that are going to make them competitive in the workforce. They see the word ‘leadership’ and they’re just genuinely attracted to it because of that.” For some of the students in the leadership studies and practice program, choosing the minor was just a way to further explore their interests in leadership development. Janae Phillips, a junior majoring in family studies and human development, chose the minor after spending time in the UA’s Blue Chip Program, which also focuses on leadership development. “I have been involved with a lot of leadership programs, and in Blue Chip I took some classes along with it, and I really enjoyed those classes,” Phillips said. “I found that the concepts that I was learning in the leadership classes really applied not only to my

major but to everything I was doing, so I wanted to learn more about it. I thought it was a really solid minor to have and something that would really help me.” Zach Patterson, a sophomore studying materials science and engineering, also began studying the minor after spending time in the Blue Chip Program. Patterson took two classes, taught by Seemiller, and said he had been “totally captivated” by the topics that he learned. After enjoying the classes so much, entering the minor became a natural choice, he said, even though it seemed to be an unconventional pair with his engineering major. “Originally, I hadn’t thought about the combination, but I still really like thinking about the way people interact with each other, and that’s what caught my attention,” Patterson said. One aspect that both Phillips and Patterson said they agreed on is the idea that the

minor can be helpful to anyone, regardless of their career path. “I definitely think that anyone can benefit from this minor,” Phillips said. “It gives you skills that you can use in any situation. No matter what kind of job you want to go into, you’re going to get something positive out of having this minor — you’re going to be able to work better and have skills that you don’t get out of general classes.” And according to Patterson, a few people with a good understanding of leadership could benefit everyone. “If we had an entire society of people who were cognizant of their own actions and leading just themselves, we would be highly successful,” Patterson added. “If you can transcend that and even help to organize the people around you, that’s when you get really close-knit societies and effective groups that are really going to be the future of America, and the world, really.”

changing everything and getting ready for them,” said Butler, who let custodial workers into her dorm room to clean her former roommate’s space a week before the halls closed for the winter break. “For the fall semester, I did a mutual roommate request and roomed with someone I knew from high school, and this time I have no idea who I will be rooming with. It’s going to be exciting meeting someone new.” The last day students were able to stay in their dorm rooms for the fall semester was Dec. 17, 2011. Each room in the residence halls was

given a letter from Residence Life Facilities indicating custodial and maintenance workers would be entering dorm rooms during the break to conduct maintenance like replacing air filters or repairing broken fixtures. Aidan Clevinger, a pre-education freshman, said he was comfortable having workers in his dorm room during the break while he was away from campus. “I took all of my valuable stuff with me,” Clevinger said. “And if they work for the university then I am going to trust that they are honest people.”

Raso explained that some students may feel comfortable leaving belongings behind or having workers in their dorm room during the break because by the time the student is ready to leave after the fall semester, he or she has developed a relationship with the custodial staff. “It’s kind of an honor if you think about it. We are providing that home for 7,000 students and they really rely on us,” Raso said. “If I have a custodian that has been in the department for 20 years and has worked with over 5,000 students every year, that’s a pretty big impact.”

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LOS ANGELES — Doomsday is one minute closer, folks. The hands on the face of the symbolic Doomsday Clock have been repositioned to five minutes before midnight — signaling how close we may be to a global catastrophe unless we get our act together. On Monday, the Doomsday Clock read six minutes before midnight. But on Tuesday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, self-tasked with informing the public about the pending threat from nuclear weapons, climate change and emerging technologies, decided to push the clock up a minute. It now reads five minutes before midnight — in recognition of a growing nuclear threat and damage from climate change. “Inaction on key issues including climate change, and rising

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international tensions motivate the movement of the clock,” Lawrence Krauss, co-chairman of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists board, said in a statement released Tuesday. The statement added: “As we see it, the major challenge at the heart of humanity’s survival in the 21st century is how to meet energy needs for economic growth in developing and industrial countries without further damaging the climate, exposing people to loss of health and community, and without risking further spread of nuclear weapons, and in fact setting the stage for global reductions.” The Bulletin was established in 1945 by the scientists and engineers who worked on the Manhattan Project, which created the atomic bomb. So the folks behind it are familiar with the effects of nuclear weapons — and the potential for

overwhelming destruction. The use of the symbolic clock dates back to 1947, when the Bulletin used the imagery on the cover of its magazine. The clock struck a chord with the public — at that time anyway. “The Clock has become a universally recognized indicator of the world’s vulnerability to catastrophe,” the group’s website says. The clock’s hands have jumped around quite a bit over the years. It launched at seven minutes to midnight. In 1953, alarmed scientists pushed it up to two minutes before midnight in recognition of the U.S. pursuit of the hydrogen bomb. 1999 was a good year for the clock: The hands were pushed back to 17 minutes before midnight in the wake of the end of the Cold War. Since then, the clock’s hands have been in a near-steady march toward midnight.

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new senator on Jan. 11. Allen said that he, Castro and the rest of the senate have decided Small is the best candidate to fill her spot. “I was prepared, showed determination and initiated projects for a semester compared to other senators, who have a year to complete projects,” Small said. He said he will come up with his first project, through “ASUA Complain Day” if he is voted into the senate. The day would allow students to go to the UA Mall and write what they wanted changed within the university on chalkboards. As a senator, Castro accomplished two out of her three goals. She set out to better inform UA students about Scholarship Universe and, in doing so, held a workshop in the Bear Down Gymnasium for students to learn about the website that matches UA students to scholarships they are eligible for. In addition, she was also able to make Scholarship Universe a tab on the UAccess website so it would be more accessible to students searching for scholarships.


Holding a workshop to better inform students about financial aid opportunities here at the UA was the one goal Castro did not complete, though she said she hopes whoever fills her spot will. “I am very grateful that the students voted me in and that I was elected,” Castro said. “I’m very thankful that I was able to do the things I said I was going to be able to do and I hope the person that comes into my position will be able to follow in those footsteps and go on to do what I was elected for.” Castro officially announced her resignation at the ASUA Senate meeting on Dec. 7, 2011. “She has been a remarkable senator,” said Chandni Patel, a member of the ASUA Senate. Sen. Erik Lundstrom, a political science junior, said Castro did her job well. “I just think she’s been an outstanding senator and has served her constituency with honor,” he said. Sen. Danielle Dobrusin said that although Castro is facing some very serious challenges, she is someone to be admired because she has proven that hard work and determination lead to success.


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he state of Arizona has a chokehold on public schools and the way ethnic diversity courses are being taught. This is evident in Tuesday night 4-1 vote by the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board to end the district’s ethnic studies program. At the end of 2010, the Arizona Legislature passed a law that restricted the information being taught in K-12 Mexican-American studies courses because the courses were being taught with a “harmful, dispiriting message.” In June 2011, the Arizona Department of Education declared that the Tucson Unified School District was in violation of that law. However, the TUSD disagreed and the issue was taken to an administrative judge who sided with the Department of Education. Since then, the district has refused to change its courses, so the state will withhold 10 percent of the school district’s $149 million budget. Arizona will continue to curb the budget if the TUSD doesn’t refine the courses.

We can’t hide or pretend that the truth doesn’t exist.

One of the original proponents of the bill is Tom Horne, the former Arizona superintendent of public instruction and current state attorney general. He explained the reasoning for the need to correct the courses in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “They divide the students up according to their racial group and teach them separately.” He went on to say the courses teach about oppression when they should teach about contingency and achievement, because this is America. Opponents believe the law is an attack on Mexican-Americans and is in violation of the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause. The fact that the TUSD and Tucson community has come together to fight is admirable. This new push to restrict our ethnic studies is egregious and a concealed form of racism that Arizona has legalized. The superintendent and state are overstepping the boundaries of their powers. Arizona’s argument for limiting the classes has some major fallacies. Officials believe the courses racially isolate the students and only allow them to learn about their own culture and history, and that they teach about oppression. It may be true that a majority of students who take Mexican-American courses are of Latino descent, but that isn’t the courses’ fault. It’s society’s fault. We don’t push our students to learn more about other cultures. A white man who only takes standard American history courses learns far less than one who broadens his horizons by taking classes about cultures other than his own, like MexicanAmerican studies. The other problem is the state believes that the courses only teach about the bad things that have happened to Mexican-Americans and other minorities. Yes, minorities have accomplished many great things, but in order for us to fully understand their successes, we must also learn about their struggles. We can’t hide or pretend that the truth doesn’t exist, just as when we learn about George Washington, one of the greatest Americans of all time, we must also learn that he owned slaves. Knowing the whole picture is the only way we can come to a clear understanding of the past, present and future. This law is dangerous. Not only does it promote racism but it also brings up comparisons to Jim Crow laws. If we take away Mexican-American studies we are only promoting the study of American history from a white male prospective. So what courses are next to be eradicated, African American studies? Gender studies? — Luke Davis is a pre-journalism sophomore. He can be reached at or on Twitter via @WildcatOpinions.

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friend, Christina-Taylor Green. ragedies mark us. Our responses to Strangers are thrown together by chance. those tragedies define us. Anna Ballis frantically pressed down on a A year ago, a gunman opened stranger’s wound to staunch the bleeding. fire in a Safeway parking lot. Eventually, The stranger turned out to be Giffords’ Jared Loughner, who killed six people and District Director Ron Barber, who asked Ballis wounded 13, became a household name. to come to the hospital while he recovered, But in the chaos of that Saturday morning, and they have remained close friends. the only confirmed report was that dozens Lives are ripped apart and put back of people had been at a “Congress on Your Corner” event to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords together again. Early during this Sunday’s event, Barber introduced when a man stepped Giffords, who crossed forward and shot her in The defining part of the stage on the UA Mall the head. Jan. 8 was this: Tucson’s wearing a bright red scarf By that evening, there and a wide grin. A year were memorials in place at indomitable spirit, the ago, no one was sure if her office and on the lawn will to keep standing she would walk or speak of the hospital where she and come out better. again. But on Sunday, and the other surviving with her hand over her victims were being treated. heart, she confidently In the following days, and proudly led a crowd Tucson stood vigil. That of roughly 3,500 in reciting the Pledge of immediate outpouring of support was just Allegiance. the start. Some things don’t change. A year later, on Sunday evening, Tucson “These men and women remind us that stood vigil again to honor the victims of the heroism is found not only on the field of Jan. 8, 2011 shooting. battle … heroism is here, in the hearts of so A lot can change in a year. many of our fellow citizens, just waiting to be Little girls grow up. No one knows better summoned,” President Barack Obama said than Serenity Hammrich and Jamie Stone, last year at “Together We Thrive,” a memorial who said goodbye to their 9-year-old best

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service on Jan. 12, 2011, for the shooting victims. Jan. 8, 2011, was an unforgettable day in Tucson. But what defines Tucson isn’t that this horrible, unthinkable thing happened. The defining part of Jan. 8 was this: Tucson’s indomitable spirit, the will to keep standing and come out better. The heroes aren’t just the ones who saved lives that day. Heroes are the neighbor who offered a shoulder to cry on, the counselors helping people cope and each person who reached out to another in comfort. While bells tolled at 10:11 a.m., the time last year’s attack began, speakers honored their loved ones. While the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s music swelled and thousands of people on the Mall raised their hands, Tucson remembered. The will to endure, the compassion and the kindness of a year ago haven’t changed. “Heroism is here.” — Editorials are determined by the Daily Wildcat opinions board and written by one of its members. They are Bethany Barnes, Kristina Bui, Steven Kwan, Luke Money and Michelle A. Monroe. They can be reached at or on Twitter via @WildcatOpinions.

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Rom calm: After a contentious Republican nomination process that has featured a plethora of front-runners, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has, predictably, emerged as the pack leader in the race. With his triumph in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, he is almost sure to oppose President Barack Obama come November. So tell us voters, you down with GOP?

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Syria-sness: Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad publicly addressed his country on Tuesday, calling continued protests against his regime acts of “terrorism” and blaming the unrest on “external conspiracies.” Al-Assad is absolutely correct in this instance. First, the protesters will want you to stop killing them. Next, they’ll want meaningful government reform! Stand your ground, it worked out so well for other leaders in the region. — Daily Wildcat staff

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Rec Center gets minor flooding

A University of Arizona Police Department officer on duty noticed a large amount of water coming from the north side of a mechanics room at the Student Recreation Center on Saturday at 12:14 a.m. The officer continued to investigate, and realized the source of the water was coming from the mechanics room. Upon entering the mechanics room, he saw that it was flooded. The mechanics room was all cement and there was no damage to the structure. Officers found the leak’s source was the hot water piping that eventually led to the Rec Center. A plumbing team was called to repair it.

Puppy tied up at a bus stop and deserted

A UAPD officer on patrol on Saturday at 7:52 a.m. was driving past the Park Avenue Parking Garage when he noticed a small dog tied to a bench with no one around. As the officer approached the dog, he noticed that it was a malnourished puppy. The officer asked around to see if it belonged to anyone, and no one claimed the puppy. The officer untied the puppy and called Pima County Animal Control, which arrived with food and water. Animal Control reported that the puppy was a female, 2-month-old, black and white Shar-Pei mix. No further investigations were made.

Man trespassing on campus

On Saturday at 2 p.m., a librarian called UAPD because a suspicious man was using the computers in the ScienceEngineering Library. Police located the man in the north end of the science library on the first floor. This was not the first incident the police had with the individual. The man claimed he was allowed on campus, and that he was just meeting up with a friend in the library. Officers placed him under arrest for trespassing. The man was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail. Officers told him again that he was not allowed into the university libraries.

UA student’s wallet stolen

A UA student at the Rec Center completed her workout at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday. She set down her backpack containing her wallet, books and clothes to run to the restroom. When she returned, she noticed her bag had been searched through. Police arrived on the scene and she said that her wallet, which contained her credit cards, driver’s license, money and CatCard had been taken, but everything else had been left untouched. Officers and the student searched the surrounding areas and the trashcans nearby, but were unsuccessful in finding the items. Police gave the student a victim’s rights form and told her to contact her banks.

Cherry Avenue break-in

UAPD officers on duty at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday saw that two cars located on Cherry Avenue had their windows shattered. One of the cars was a white Hyundai Santa Fe, which had a shattered rear window. The owner of the vehicle arrived and told the officers that she had been there for no longer than 15 minutes. She searched the car and claimed that the only thing missing was an empty black leather tote bag. The other car was a Jaguar X-Type, and the front passenger window was broken into. The police also contacted the owner of the vehicle, who said that a Redbox DVD and a bag were missing. UAPD officers searched the surrounding areas, but no evidence or suspects were found. Photos were taken of the vehicles and victim’s rights forms were issued.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

Campus Events

First Day of Classes and Laboratory Sessions - Spring Semester 2012 Tumamoc Lecture Series Adam Block will give a talk titled, “Powerful Pictures: Astronomical Images for Public Outreach.” January 11, 6pm. All lectures are free to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, email or call 520-629-9455. For more information visit Tumamoc Hill, 1675 W. Anklam Rd. Room: Library “Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State” (exhibit) This is new exhibit on display in the UA Main Library from Jan. 6 – March 28, 2012, details the path Arizona took to become a state – first as part of the Territory of New Mexico, then as the Territory of Arizona, finally attaining statehood in 1912. In addition to an array of historical maps, “Mapping Arizona” also includes books and unique documents selected from Special Collections extensive holdings. These additional materials offer insight into the stories that accompany the lines, boundaries, and borders within the maps. UA Main Library, 1510 E. University

Wildcat Calendar Campus Events

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab Tours A behind-the-scenes look on Tuesdays and Fridays at the cutting-edge optical technology involved in making giant telescope mirrors at Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, University of Arizona. Tours are conducted at 1 p.m and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 520-626-8792. Admission: $15 adults, $8 students. 933 N. Cherry Ave., N208 Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present This is the first major museum exhibition on rock and roll to put photographers in the foreground, acknowledging their creative and collaborative role in the history of rock music. The exhibition is in six sections: rare and revealing images taken behind the scenes; tender snapshots of young musicians at the beginnings of their careers; exhilarating photographs of live performances that display the energy, passion, style, and sex appeal of the band on stage; powerful images of the crowds and fans that are often evocative of historic paintings; portraits revealing the soul and creativity, rather than the surface and celebrity, of the musicians; and conceptual images and album covers highlighting the collaborative efforts between the image makers and the musicians. October 22, 2011 - January 15, 2012, 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m., small admission fee. Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block 140 N. Main Avenue


January 11

“Healing in Tucson - The Healing Response to the Violence of January 8, 2011” Exhibit As the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson approaches, The University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus is holding an art exhibit that focuses on the healing process and response to the tragedy, which killed six and injured 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The exhibit features pieces created by visual artists in Southern Arizona. The Behavioral Health Pavilion Gallery is open for viewing 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1:30-4 p.m. on weekends. The University of Arizona Medical Center South Campus. 2800 E. Ajo Way Room: The Behavioral Health Pavilion Gallery


Jazz with Elephant Head Low volume, but intense and fresh jazz originals, grooves, and standards with Shawn Kebler (guitar) + Collin Shook (bass). January 11, 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. Venue is La Cocina at Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court Ave. See for details.


The 2011 Sundance Shorts As a prelude to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, The Loft Cinema presents a sampling of the standout short films screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival., 520-795-7777. Admission: $8.00 general; $6.00 Loft members. January 11, 7:30-9pm at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd.


Granada Toastmasters Open House You are invited to our open house event January 11, 6pm-7pm. Learn about our club and how to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills – and have fun doing it! Light snacks will be served. Granada Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International which has more than 13,000 clubs worldwide. For more information, call 329-7814. Website: Boys & Girls Club, 3155 E. Grant Rd. (Northeast corner of Grant & Country Club). Meet Me in Marana Southern AZ Roadrunners hosts a free Wednesday night walk/run, starting at Crossroads at Silverbell Park at 6p.m. Email any questions to: 7548 N. Silverbell Road, Marana

Butterfly Magic Tucson Botanical Garden: Be transported on a global quest for the most beautiful, exotic and rare butterflies of the world, hundreds of live, tropical butterflies in this intimate exhibit, $6.50 - $12.00, 9:30 am – 3 pm, http://www. 2150 N. Alvernon Way

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Jan. 8 one year later

Together, Tucson heals

Robert Alcaraz / Daily Wildcat

Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, retired Capt. Mark Kelly and Dr. Peter Rhee of the University of Arizona Medical Center attended a vigil held on Sunday on the UA Mall. It was the first anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting, which left six people dead and 13 injured, including Giffords.

Giffords interns essential both in and out of office By Eliza Molk

Jim O’Rourke / Daily Wildcat

Retired Capt. Mark Kelly speaks at a vigil on the UA Mall on Sunday. Kelly described the “reality and pain of letting go of the past” after his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was injured on Jan. 8, 2011.

Daily Wildcat Editor’s note: In honor of the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting, which killed six and wounded 13 including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the Daily Wildcat investigated the involvement and importance of UA interns working in her office both in Tucson and Washington, D.C. Since the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, interns in her Tucson office have played a vital role. When Annie Mercer, a senior studying political science and sociology, applied for the internship two semesters ago, she thought the job would mostly entail secretarial work, but it turned out to be much more. “The office relies on interns to help facilitate with social work, which is a large part of what we do one-on-one with constituents,” she said. “What that and taking a part in community outreach events, I’ve gained so much more valuable experience.” Mercer said she was originally interested in the internship because she wanted to work for a strong woman who was prominent in politics. Now, she said she is part of the office’s “close-knit

family feel.” Mercer said seeing how hard everyone works in the office gives her an idea of the type of congresswoman Giffords is. “This office does everything they can to implement everything she stands for,” she added. The biggest difference for Jason Brown, a political science senior and fourth-year intern, was the tone of constituents. “Constituents were very angry before the shooting about things like health care,” he said. “After, attitudes completely changed. People were calling to offer support and send well wishes.” Brown also said he feels he has done more significant work since the shooting. This includes drafting letters, helping constituents and aiding caseworkers. Although interns like Kyle Duffy, a second-semester intern and a sociology senior, said people have yet to ask him how they are represented in Giffords’ absence, Brown said that constituents, his friends and even his family are constantly wondering. “I always tell them that they (her offices) function the same way — they have picked up the pace, they are not slowing down,” he said. “Caseworkers are doing

Jim O’Rourke / Daily Wildcat

Above: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords hugs Nancy Barber, wife of Ron Barber, Giffords’ district director. Below: Vigil attendees on Sunday night held glowsticks in lieu of candles to honor the six people killed and 13 wounded in the shooting on Jan. 8, 2011.

more work than ever to help constituents. While she (Giffords) isn’t physically in D.C., she is talking to colleagues about what she wants to go through, and they are passing her legislation.” When Giffords took office, there was no intern program, according to Joni Jones, the Tucson office manager and intern coordinator. When she started the program in fall of 2007 after speaking to other congressional offices that offered internships, she said she discovered that UA students could be utilized for a lot more in-depth work than just answering phones. “I found them (interns) to be amazingly capable,” she said. “We’ve actively trained the interns to assist as constituent service representatives.” Giffords’ office uses more interns than most members of Congress do, Jones said, because she and her staff have found a way to effectively integrate them -– the interns do research for press, draft leaders and help the people Giffords represents. “Interns will tell you they become part of our family and are treated like staff,” Jones added. “The family feeling makes for a seamless integration of interns in all aspects.”

Robert Alcaraz / Daily Wildcat

Top right: Spencer and Gloria Giffords, parents of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, attended Sunday’s vigil. Bottom right: Dr. Peter Rhee, chief of trauma at the University of Arizona Medical Center, was a speaker at the event.



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Arts & Life Editor: Jazmine Woodberry • 520.621.3106 •


Practical solutions to keep the promises you made to yourself in January all the way to December By Arts & Life staff DAILY WILDCAT The holidays are over and the new year is upon us. Chances are most of us have already cheated on our diets once or twice, skipped a visit to the gym or forgotten to carry that holiday spirit with us at least once since we made those resolutions at the end of 2011. So to get you back on track, the Daily Wildcat staff has put together some ways for you to keep (or restart) those resolutions the UA way, with oncampus, on-smartphone, on-collegebudget and on-time solutions.

Get Fit

Remodeled and featuring a heated outdoor pool, racquetball and squash courts, ellipticals, an indoor track and sand volleyball, the Student Recreation Center is the no-duh place to go to re-energize or frankly just start that workout regimen for this year. Be warned: This month the Rec will be filled wall-to-wall with people who want to lose weight in the new year. In order to stay motivated and make it past January with a new workout regimen, here are some tips: • Start small: If a treadmill regimen seems like the way to go, start with the stairs and not the elevator when going to class or heading to the dorms. Then start a gym regimen, filled with rest days, some weight lifting and “cheat days” to ease into the new lifestyle. • Fit the exercise to the body: For petite women, heavy cardio exercises ramp up appetite and make that hungry feeling even stronger, a killer effect of trying to shed weight. Try circuit training with bursts of cardio, and remember to do active recovery as well as warmups and cool downs to make sure the workouts are safe. • Care about the look, not the scale: Don’t constantly step on the scale. It’s a killer for motivation to go to the gym or head out on that morning run (and the motivation is usually the hardest to conjure up months after that resolution was made). If a little mobile motivation would help keep those resolutions as well, try the Lose It! application, which lets users set daily calorie budgets and maintain them by logging food

and exercise habits. The app even has a bank of foods (and each food’s corresponding nutritional values) to help those interested in shedding pounds. IF YOU GO What: Student Recreation Center Where: 1400 E. Sixth St. Hours: Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – Midnight Friday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – Midnight IF YOU BUY Lose It! application Price: Free Device: Android, iPhone or desktop

Get Cultured

Tucson holds an impressive span of cultural delights for those willing to spend the time tripping around the city. Both on campus and off there is a wealth of ways to expand proverbial horizons for the new year. • Arizona Repertory Theatre: An on-campus company of students working toward bachelors of fine arts in acting and musical theater that performs shows frequently throughout the semester. The theater’s newest show, “Necessary Targets,” is set to open next month. • Stevie Eller Dance Theatre: With a nationally competitive dance program, the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre houses performances by student dancers who are soon-to-be professionals. “Love Notes,” a dance show performed in collaboration with the UA Poetry Center, will debut around Valentine’s Day, commemorating the holiday of love as well as Arizona’s statehood in a unique performance. • UA Philharmonic Orchestra: For a little classical music, head to the UA’s School of Music and the UA’s Philharmonic Orchestra performance in late February. • Off campus: For those itching to get off campus, there are tons of options. Try some of these: the Tucson Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Loft Cinema. Once you get there, try using the Google Goggles app to identify the art in front of you, and impress your friends with your newfound sense of culture.

But if the question is just figuring out where the art is, or even what art is, try the Is This Art? app for iPhone. Made for people trying to assess the artistic value of the everyday, simply snapping a picture of a stained-glass window, a mural or a crack in the sidewalk will elicit an answer from the app. IF YOU GO Arizona Repertory Theatre, Stevie Eller Dance Theatre and UA Philharmonic Orchestra schedules and locations can be found through the UA College of Fine Arts’ webpage: under “CFA Event Calendar.” IF YOU BUY Is This Art? application Price: Free Device: iPhone IF YOU BUY Google Goggles Price: Free Device: Android and iPhone

Get Thrifty

College students are always on a tight budget. Keeping track of expenses — so that meal plan actually makes it all the way to May — might be the best resolution for this year. There’s no harm in saving a little extra money here and there, and knowing the deals and coupons can help. • Campus coupons: Especially at the beginning of the semester, campus coupon books are everywhere. It’s hard to stop for people shilling things on the street, especially since usually there’s also at least one evangelical from some religious group nearby, trying to convert hellbound students. But in those coupon books are unlimited coupons, which means you can continue to use them all semester by going online. Unlimited coupons, unlimited savings. For a mobile solution, try The Coupons App. It uses a barcode scanner to help shoppers compare prices at different stores as well as aggregates the best coupons to deliver them straight to the phone. IF YOU BUY The Coupons App Price: Free Device: Android and iPhone

Fashion risks worth taking this new year By Michelle A. Weiss DAILY WILDCAT We all make New Year’s resolutions, so why not make them in the fashion department? In 2011 we were introduced to some great styles, and many of them will help you start off this semester with a kick. Whether you’re trying out new hats, jeans, prints or shoe styles, there’s always a fun aspect to adding new pieces to your wardrobe. There are two types of fashionistas — those who are trendsetters and those who prefer to wear a look after it becomes socially acceptable. Whether you plan on making a bold fashion comeback this month or waiting it out, here are some fabulous styles you shouldn’t overlook this season:

“It’s (the pleated maxi skirt) good for Tucson because you never know what the weather is,” she said. “It gives you a lot of movement when you walk.” While it isn’t too chilly in Tucson, you can still create stylish outfits with a longer skirt, either mid-calf length or maxi length. Most of the more fashionable midis and maxis are lightweight and loose, allowing for a comfortable fit that’s perfect for all-day campus wear. Right now, the pleated look is the way to go with midis. Just look at celeb fashionistas Keira Knightley and Kate Bosworth.

Bye bye blue jeans

We’re all pretty comfortable wearing our favorite blue jeans and it may be hard to try new brands or different cuts. But From mini to maxi if you want to stay ahead with As college students, we may be the latest fashions, invest in a more accustomed to miniskirts brightly colored pair of jeans or and outfits that show off bare pants. Sure, you’ve seen them in legs. But fashion is about taking magazines, but seldom do you see risks and thinking outside the box purples, blues, reds or pinks on every now and then. This spring campus when it comes to jeans. semester it’s about lowering your Moni Miller, one of the owners hemline. of Cry Baby Couture, said Katie A $24 black maxi skirt by Loila works great for spring and winter, Holmes started the trend when she was spotted in a pair of according to Amy Jesionowski, colored jeans priced at about the co-owner and manager at Collette. Jesionowski recommends $350. Miller said the Judy Blue jeans are a nice alternative. They wearing the skirt with a chunky sweater and boots in the winter or can be found in blue, pink or red for $38 at Cry Baby Couture. flats and a tank top in the spring.

While bold colors for pants are without a doubt fun to look at, they need to be worn in a way that flatters your body type. If you’re petite, bright colors like red won’t be too difficult to pull off. If you’re taller or have a wider frame, long tops and loose sweaters can off-set the boldness of the pant color. Miller recommends pairing the jeans with black pumps and a gray sweater. “It’s a great way to infuse a little fashion,” Miller said.

Lovely in leather

Saying skirt and leather in the same sentence probably sounds like a big fashion no-no, but it doesn’t have to be. Leather or faux leather in the form of a skirt is perfect for keeping warm in cooler temperatures. There are ways to wear a leather skirt without being too “biker” or “rock ‘n’ roll.” If you’re looking for a more school-friendly look, brown leathers are more appropriate. To avoid a hardcore approach, a flowy and feminine top contrasts well with the stiffness of a leather skirt. For a going-out getup, a black mini with tights does the trick. So get your credit cards out and make a trip to University Boulevard or the mall. It will be worth your while to revamp your closet for 2012.


Brightly colored jeans are an easy trend to incorporate into a new year’s wardrobe.


Arts & Life • Wednesday, January 11, 2012

• Daily Wildcat


Puro Instinct: A new-age Stevie Nicks with an East Hollywood flair

By K.C. Libman Daily Wildcat

As of late, Los Angeles’ East Hollywood scene is looking young and inventive, with tinges of an ‘80s haze surrounding it. At the front of that foray stands Puro Instinct. Formerly known as Pearl Harbor, Puro Instinct’s minor-key and reverb layered collection holds the key to success at the moment by melding timeless musicality with a fresh perspective on pop. Led by the sister act of Piper and Skylar Kaplan, Puro’s lush sound never comes off as too dense, as Piper’s vocals act as a foil to Skylar’s clean and stinging guitar lines. Last year’s release of their debut, Headbangers in Ecstasy, was the gorgeous result of Puro working with Ariel Pink of seminal Los Angeles act Haunted Graffiti. With a backer of Pink’s caliber, it’s obvious that the Kaplan sisters and their band are destined to leave an indelible mark. Daily Wildcat: There’s been a lot of Stevie Nicks references in regards to you, and it’s no secret

Skylar — seven years seems like a big age gap but you guys have toured the country and written two albums together. What can I say? She’s brilliant, and it’s a pleasure doing business with her.

that you’re a big Fleetwood Mac fan. Were they as seminal in your musical upbringing as they’re portrayed in your media image? Piper Kaplan: Yeah, there was plenty of Flee-Mac to go around when I was growing up. “Your media image” just gave me a case of the forevers. Puro/Pearl Harbor has cut its teeth in the Echo Park scene, as you guys seem pretty revered when playing there. How did those venues (the Echo, Echoplex, Club Spaceland) help define the band at a young age? I don’t remember our first show at the Echo, but the first Explex show we ever played was the first show of our first U.S. tour with Haunted Graffiti, so that place will always be special to me for that reason if nothing else. The one time we played at Spaceland, Pearl E. Gates aka the other other Pearl Harbor showed up and threatened to sue us. Me and Nite Jewel had a funny yelling match with her in the lobby until she realized that we too were feeling crazy and relentless that night, so it would be better to

Thank god we’re seeing this ‘80s-esque revival. What else from that era do you want to see come back? Disgusting amounts of money being spent on the realization of (our) half-baked creative projects.

Photo courtesy of Puro Instinct

catch me off guard with a “cease and desist” letter at our next show, which she did (hence the band’s renaming). How did working with Ariel Pink on “Stilyagi” come about? I’ve heard you two DJing together and there’s a definite rapport

there that a lot of the East Hollywood scene would kill for. He loves weed and Russians as much as I do, so it didn’t take as much convincing to get him involved as you would think. Briefly describe the sister camaraderie between you and

Are you guys working on any follow-up material for Headbangers? If so, what can we expect from it? For sure! We’re recording a new EP right now, along with some singles, and have some exciting collabs with a few different dudes to be released in the coming months. Also, I’m curating a compilation featuring some of my favorite artists from L.A. (SFV Acid, Holy Shit, and Geneva Jacuzzi, to name a few) that will be out on (music label) Record Makers in the spring. Pretty stoked!

Game freak

Gaming in 2012 full of blockbuster sequels “Mass Effect 3”

Jason Krell Daily Wildcat


hile 2011 was a good year for video games, 2012 looks to be even better. Even though it’s only January, there are still a handful of huge games set to come out this year. Here’s a look at some of them and why you’ll want to keep an eye on them:

“Final Fantasy XIII-2”

Jan. 31, PS3/Xbox 360 To many unfamiliar with the games themselves, this just looks like another of the thousand “Final Fantasy” games. Even those who played the first installment of “XIII” will look at this game skeptically, after its predecessor failed to impress most critics. “XIII-2” will be a much better game though, thanks to the fact that developer Square Enix took advice from players. “XIII-2” will have the same paradigm-based battle system as before, but the world is now more open instead of linear, which is the most important thing. Another exciting facet of the game is the “Historia Crux,” a device that allows players to travel through time,

affecting the game world and letting them replay parts they’ve already finished. From where things stand now, “XIII-2” should redeem the “Final Fantasy” series and be the best game to drop for months.

“SoulCalibur V”

Jan. 31, PS3/Xbox 360 It’s been just under four years since “SoulCalibur IV” hit the shelves, and the popular arcade fighter is finally returning. There are some tweaks to the gaming, but the basic idea remains the same — take control of one of 25 characters and fight your way to finding one of two legendary blades, either the Soul Calibur or Soul Edge. Many of the old favorites have returned, especially the scantily clad and well-endowed females who often turn heads for their extreme proportions and their shameless exploitation. There are a handful of new characters though, including a guest appearance by Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a major character in the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise.

March 6, PS3/Xbox 360/Windows Finally, and sadly, one of the best video game series of all times is coming to an end this March. Cmdr. Shepard will have to thwart a massive invasion of life-consuming, sentient cyborgs that are bigger than any building ever built by mankind. Developer BioWare looks to have outdone itself again with another slight revamp of the gameplay. More role-playing game elements have returned, though it’s still an actionheavy game. Combat itself has been smoothed over and looks to flow much better too. The story should be an epic adventure, the likes of which will not be forgotten by gamers — ever. If you get one game this year, make it “Mass Effect 3.”

“Prototype 2”

April 24, PS3/Xbox 360/Windows There’s a good chance many gamers never played the first “Prototype,” but it would be foolish to miss this game. It’s an open world action game that has the player, another carrier of the blacklight virus, seeking revenge on the protagonist of the first game. As one of the infected, the player will be able to consume and transform into almost anyone and turn their body into a multitude of weapons. Almost everything has been improved,

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“Mass Effect 3” looks to be another worthwhile installment in the series.

especially the story, from the looks of it — and it’s a much needed change. With what looks to be a good story and awesome gameplay, “Prototype 2” is shaping up to be one of the sleeper hits of the year.

“Bioshock Infinite”

2012, PS3/Xbox 360/Windows The “Bioshock” series is one of the most acclaimed to come out in recent times, thanks to its exciting gameplay and unique, engaging story. This time, instead of exploring the depths of the underwater city Rapture, players will find themselves in another failed utopian society: the

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city Columbia, floating high in the sky, hidden from the rest of the world. The same RPG elements remain in the action game, but there are some changes players should enjoy. The addition of Sky-Lines, an on-rails way of getting around the city, should be a fine addition. There’s also the unique powers of Elizabeth, a companion in the second-half of the game, that will mark a change from the dynamic of the first two games. — Jason Krell is assistant copy chief for the Daily Wildcat. He can be reached at or on Twitter via @WildcatArts.

Sports scoreboard:

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NCAAB No. 4 Baylor 75, No. 18 Kansas State 73

Illinois 79, No. 5 Ohio State 74

NBA Chicago 111, Minnesota 100

road woes

Turnovers, shot selection hindering UA



were away Dec. 10, 2011: W Arizona


By Nicole Dimtsios Daily Wildcat

Clemson 47

The Wildcats are shooting 35 percent from 3-point range as a team, but on the road against USC and UCLA this past weekend, Arizona’s 3-point shooting was not very good. “There’s a lot of misses,” head coach Sean Miller said. “Very few teams don’t go through that. There’s always those windows or pockets in a season when those balls don’t go in.” Miller gave credit to UCLA and USC defenses for keeping Arizona’s shooting percentage down, but also noted problems with the Wildcats’ decision-making when taking the 3-pointer. Arizona shot 5-for-32 from beyond the 3-point line in those two games and had some obvious problem with shot selection. “We took a few quick, ill-advised threes,” Miller said. “When you do that on the road, it has a funny way of not going in.”

Dec 17, 2011: L Gonzaga


Arizona 60 Dec. 20, 2011: W Arizona


Oakland 73 Dec. 22, 2011: W Arizona

Turnovers keep offense stagnant

100 Bryant 60

Dec. 31, 2011: W Arizona

68 ASU 51

Jan. 5: L UCLA


Arizona 58 Jan. 8: W Arizona

57 USC 46

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Freshman guard Nick Johnson dunks the ball against Oakland on Dec. 20, 2011. Johnson struggled in last weekend’s trip to the Southern California schools, scoring just six points and missing all six of his shots from 3-point range.

Along with the struggles from 3-point range, the Wildcats also turned over the ball 33 times. The turnovers were such an issue that junior forward Solomon Hill said it was something that could keep Arizona out of the running for the Pac-12 Conference championship. “I don’t think we really learned from that,” Hill said. “We saw UCLA, we turned the ball over 16 times and then go and do it again against USC.” Lately, ball security has been an issue with all five members of the starting lineup, who all average almost two turnovers per game. The Wildcats have turned over the ball 48 times in their first three Pac-12 games. Miller said the team’s problems became evident when he was watching film on Monday. “Sometimes you press the pause button when you watch it on film and you ask yourself, ‘What in the world is he thinking?’” Miller said. “And we have to get away from those.” Miller said that ball security would be a point of emphasis this week because of the aggressive nature of the Oregon schools’ defenses. “They’re really trying to turn you over where as the first three really weren’t,” Miller said.

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Weak Pac-12 is good news for Arizona championship level basketball team right now. The Wildcats aren’t — not even close. They’re fresh off of an LA trip that should have been a sweep, but rather started with an underwhelming performance against Mike Schmitz an undermanned UCLA team. Daily Wildcat Nick Johnson is finally hitting a freshman slump. Arizona’s lack of size seen as enjoying the American Dream. up front is killing its progress. he parallels between sports But an 11-5 squad that sits at and life are endless. But luckily for Arizona, this isn’t the The character-building trials fifth place in its conference is an Atlantic Coast Conference. This isn’t and tribulations that take place on the afterthought on its way to a ho-hum the Big East. This may not even be the court are often teaching moments that season deemed a “rebuilding year.” Atlantic 10. The Wildcats’ small front Unless that conference is the prepare players for their first layoff or line doesn’t have to hold down Thomas Pac-12, and that 11-5 team is Sean pay cut in the world of 9-to-5s. Robinson or Anthony Davis. Miller’s Wildcats squad. Because while But the parallels stop at the Instead the Wildcats have to deal mediocrity isn’t usually rewarded in definition of mediocrity. While with Andrew Robinson, Aziz N’Diaye sports, Arizona could build on its young and Jason Washburn (who?). average is OK in the game of life, it’s talent, sift through a bad conference nearly unacceptable in competition. Needless to say, the Pac-12 is bad and steal the Pac-12 Championship A middle-aged father of three who — really bad — and Arizona has the before all is said and done. lives comfortably with his wife and chance to turn what could be seen That’s not to say Arizona is a golden retriever on $50,000 a year is as a transition year into another


championship season. “This is a world of parity in college basketball right now,” Miller said. Nick Johnson and Josiah Turner will continue to progress with each in every game. Angelo Chol should only improve with more experience. Hill, Kyle Fogg and Perry will grow more comfortable with their expanded roles, and Miller will have a better grasp of his rotations. Arizona’s defense, athleticism and shooting ability will eventually make it one of the conference’s most dangerous teams. Are the Buffs and Cardinal really the conference’s two best teams as the standings indicate? Absolutely not. Washington is nowhere near where analysts thought it would be, and the Wear twins’ performance against Arizona was an aberration. Cal is by far Pac-12’s top team, but

outside of that it’s a crapshoot — one that favors an average Arizona team. Mediocrity isn’t well received in sports. Even LSU, which almost ran the table with a near unbearably difficult schedule, will be forgotten for its hiccup against Alabama in Monday’s national championship game. But in the Pac-12, Arizona can live off of that $50,000 a year with a modest house and affordable mid-sized SUV. If Colorado, Stanford and UCLA are the only roadblocks, Miller could very well bring home his second consecutive conference championship. For Arizona this season, mediocrity might not be all that bad. — Mike Schmitz is a marketing senior. He can be reached at or on Twitter via @WildcatHoops.

W-Hoops still playing well Assistant coaching without sophomore guard search nearing end

Offensive staff nearly in in 2012: place, D-coordinator Offense search winding down Rodriguez has decided to go with

Thomas stepping up while Warthen out with foot injury

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By Zack Rosenblatt Daily Wildcat At the start of the season, all eyes were on star guard Davellyn Whyte, and to a lesser extent the arrival of highly touted freshman Aley Rohde. That helped sneak sophomore guard Candice Warthen under the radar — at least until she burst out to the tune of 36 points in the second game of the season against Georgia State. Through eight games, Warthen was second to Whyte in points, scoring 16.8 points per game. But then she went down with a foot injury and hasn’t played a game since a Dec. 3, 2011, win over BYU-Hawaii. The loss of Warthen for extended action could have proven lethal, but thanks to senior guard Reiko Thomas, the

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Senior guard Reiko Thomas drives against Grand Canyon on Nov. 6, 2011. Thomas has been vital in replacing Candice Warthen, who has missed time with an injury.

Wildcats have won five of the seven games Warthen has missed. Over the course of those seven games, Thomas has been a solid defender for Arizona (12-3, 1-2 Pac-12 Conference), averaging 1.7 steals

per game in addition to scoring 9.42 points per game, shooting 7-of-15 from 3-point range and grabbing nearly four rebounds per game.

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Daily Wildcat As Arizona football head coach Rich Rodriguez continues through his first offseason at the helm of the Wildcat program, his coaching staff is beginning to take shape. The only Wildcat coach from last year’s staff being retained is offensive line coach Robert Anae, who joined then-head coach Mike Stoops’ staff in January 2011. Despite a rough 2011 campaign for the Wildcats, the offensive line showed true progress under Anae. The O-line had only one player who had ever started a game before the season, center Kyle Quinn, and by season’s end it was able to mold into mature unit. Here’s a look at some of the fresh faces that will be on the sidelines

a co-coordinator system of the offensive side of the ball, hiring Calvin Magee and Rod Smith on Dec. 7. Magee joins the Wildcats after a stint in 2011 as the assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh, and he’s also slated to coach the running backs next season. Magee has coached under Rodriguez for a combined ten years — three at Michigan and seven at West Virginia. In addition to his co-coordinator duties, Smith will take over the role of Arizona’s quarterbacks coach. Smith also worked under Rodriguez at both Michigan and West Virginia and has been credited with developing two of Rodriguez’s most dominant quarterbacks, Pat White at WVU and Denard Robinson at

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Former Arizona receiver Gino Crump will play in Monday’s Casino del Sol College All Star Game, making him the sixth former Wildcat to be named to the roster. Crump joins defensive ends Mohammed Usman and C.J. Parish, safety Rob Golden, and linebackers Paul Vassallo and Derek Earls in the game, which showcases 90 players to NFL scouts and fans in addition to being broadcast live by Fox Sports Arizona. Crump had a breakout senior season at Arizona, catching 65 passes for 610 yards and two touchdowns. He has prototypical size for an NFL receiver, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 210 pounds. But Crump wasn’t productive on the field until the 2011 season. He caught just four passes before this season after starting his college career at West Virginia before walking on to the Arizona program in August 2009. The Washington, D.C., native was likely Arizona’s most surprising player in 2011. His spectacular 33-yard catch-and-run against ASU


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Thomas isn’t scoring at the same rate as Warthen, but she’s still contributing. “She’s been doing very well, playing really aggressive, taking the ball to the basket, rebounding for us, being a defensive presence for us,” head coach Niya Butts said. “We hope that she can continue on this track.” Butts said that Warthen might be back in the near future, “but I


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All signs point to no

Arizona has passed the halfway point in the season, with a goal of making the NCAA tournament still intact. Unfortunately, the experts don’t seem to think the Wildcats will make the tournament. Joe Lunardi of ESPN’s Bracketology has the Wildcats on the bubble in the “First Four Out” category. Miller said the Wildcats’ postseason prognosis was “deservedly so.” “There’s a lot of basketball left to be

brought the game within one score before Juron Criner pulled off a similar play to put Arizona ahead for good. Golden’s versatility will likely help him in the eyes of NFL teams. He started in Arizona’s secondary for three seasons — two at safety and one at cornerback. Both Earls and Vassallo were productive after transferring to Arizona from junior colleges before the Gino Crump 2010 season. wide receiver Both also have ideal size for NFL linebackers, listed at 6-foot-3, 247-pounds each. Usman and Parrish had underwhelming senior seasons after a strong fall camp. Both are undersized speed rushers and combined for four sacks in 2011. Arizona’s defense as a whole underperformed for most of the 2011 season, ranking toward the bottom of every major statistical category, despite having a number of players who will get looks from NFL teams.

don’t want to jinx it since she’s doing so well now, I just want to ease her back in slowly.” As for Thomas, her play has earned her continued playing time when Warthen does eventually return to the basketball court. “Absolutely, you know early on in the season there were a couple of games where she was out for other reasons but I think she’s going to be a steady player for us,” Butts said. “She was a steady player last year, she will continue to be that for us even when Candice returns.”

By Kyle Johnson Daily Wildcat

The Arizona hockey team’s offseason was anything but easy. The newly rebranded Wildcats entered the season with the pressure of validating the decision to leave Leo Golembiewski, the program’s founder and head coach of 32 years, and also to quickly learn new head coach Sean Hogan’s systems with little time for error. But despite those issues, the UA has finished the first half of the season ranked No. 18 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association poll and has a winning record at 11-9-1, significantly improving from last season’s losing record. “It’s just a complete 180 from what we had in the past, and I couldn’t be happier with the team,” said captain Brian Slugocki, adding that he’s excited with the direction the team is headed and how everything was resolved. But the team’s current success hasn’t been consistent throughout the season, and signs of the radical changes were clear during

the early parts of the schedule. The Wildcats opened the season by losing both games against now-No. 3 ASU, in Tempe. After winning only one of three games at the ACHA Showcase — a victory over now-unranked MichiganDearborn — the season was going downhill quickly. But then the UA beat now-No. 7 Iowa State on the road and played well in a close loss the following night. That momentum kept building with a series of games against several cupcakes at home, a streak that saw the Wildcats record a 237-minute shutout streak and outscore their opponents 47-0. “Everybody has been learning a new game, new systems, and it was nice seeing it in action,” assistant captain Geordy Weed said. Since that stretch, the Wildcats have hovered around .500, beating several top teams during that time and avoiding letdowns against lesser competition. The team has shown the ability to beat top ranked teams, a trait that may prove beneficial come tournament selection time. In addition to winning road contests against Iowa State and now-No.

after Rodriguez’s departure.’s Anthony Gimino reported that Rodriguez hopes to have his decisions settled Michigan. Smith held the same by the end of the week. two roles under head coach Kevin Wilson at Indiana last season. Rounding out Rodriguez’s offen- Other staff sive coaching decisions thus far is Rodriguez appointed Chris Alreceivers coach Tony Dews. Dews len as associate director of athcoached alongside Magee at Pitt letics for strength and conditionlast season as the tight ends coach ings. Allen, like a majority of his and recruiting coordinator. Like colleagues spent time under Rohis colleagues, Dews coached with driguez at both West Virginia and Rodriguez formerly at WVU and Michigan in a similar capacity. Michigan. Joining Allen will be Parker Whiteman, who will take over as director of skill development Defense So far the only defensive coach- and assistant strength coach, ing decision that has been con- and Frank Davis as an assistant firmed has been safeties coach strength and conditioning coach. Charlie Ragle, who will join Tony Gibson, who came to Arizona from Pitt with Dews and Magee. Rodriguez’s squad after coaching Rodriguez has said that Gibson’s Chaparral High School in Scottsduties will involve transitioning dale, Ariz., to three straight state the Arizona defensive backs into 5A II championships, has been the 3-3-5 system — something Ro- chosen as the assistant director driguez has used throughout his of football operations and the coaching staff ’s liaison for high coaching career. As far as a defensive coordinator school relations. Rounding out the current staff goes, West Virginia D-coordinator Jeff Casteel appears to be the top list is Matt Dudek, who has been name on Rodriguez’s list. Casteel named the director of on-campus worked with Rodriguez during his recruiting after serving as the asentire time at West Virginia, and sistant director of football operacontinued with the Mountaineers tions at Rutgers last season. from page 9

The Wildcats picked up a new player, former North Idaho College standout Kama Griffitts, over winter break. Griffitts signed her national letter of intent to play for Arizona in November but was added to the roster after the fall semester ended. “She going to be a good player for us, obviously she won’t play for us this season but she’s a strong, big guard,” Butts said. “She can really shoot the ball, really smart basketball player, moves well without the ball and just understands.”

played,” Miller said. “If you just look “Not having the full allotment of back one year ago, could you honestly scholarship players (made the addisay we were an automatic to be in the tions important). Replacing those guys postseason? No.” with two very capable walk-ons would get the job done,” Miller said. He added that Mellon and Crawford would be able to not only give other Walk-ons bring relief Arizona added two walk-ons on players rest, but also fill empty positions Jan. 3, freshman Drew Mellon and red- in practice. “You can’t keep players on the court shirt junior Quinton Crawford, for scout team purposes. Miller said the two had longer than they need to be on there,” been practicing for a couple of weeks Miller said. “Everybody matters and and were added after a tryout earlier adding these two guys is a way to acthis season. The addition of players be- complish the same thing in a shorter came important after the dismissal of time manner using them to beat the other team.” Sidiki Johnson on Dec. 4.

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8 Oklahoma, Arizona also beat now-No. 5 Ohio in Tucson. “Those three games are huge momentum builders,” forward Andrew Murmes said. “They show us that if we do play the way we can play, we can beat anybody.” But Arizona still hasn’t gotten over the hump against ASU, losing all four contests against its rival by a combined score of 22-11. Still, there’s a chance of redemption with four games remaining. “Our goal is to win all four of those games,” assistant captain Brady Lefferts said. “It starts up at their barn at the end of the month, we already have those games circled.” But even with UA’s struggles against ASU, its No. 18 ranking puts it right on the cusp of the national tournament, as the top 20 teams are invited. If the Wildcats are able to make it this year, it would be the first tournament appearance for everyone on the roster. “It would be great for the school, especially because it is a brand new team,” Weed said. “Everybody has worked so hard this year.”


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!!!! Sign UP nOw for FY12! 2,3,4& 5bdm, Newer homes! 1mi to UofA, A/C, Garages & all appl. included. 520-790-0776 !!!!! 1-4 bEdROOM homes. All very nicely updated and renovated or NEW homes. Reserve TODAY!! 480-374-5090. $1250, 4bd, 1305 E. Waverly #1 (Grant/ Mountain) fenced yard, covered patio, fp, approx 1679sqft, AC, 881- 0930 view pictures at $800- $2400 fy12! 3,4 &5bdrm, BRAND NEW homes! 1mi to UofA, A/C, Gar & all appl. incl. 520-790-0776 1bd hOuSE. All brand new interior! Campbell/ Glenn area. 1631E. Hedrick. Close to UofA, UMC, & Mountain Ave bike path. Convenient to shopping, restaurants, etc. $575/mo. Available January 1. 240-0388. 1bd, fOOThillS, $950/MO. A/C, central heat, incredible views, lease. 982-0221 1bEdROOM hOuSE $495.00 nORTh uofA AREA. Charming, tranquil, quiet home with ceramic tile floors, central heating and air conditioning, carport, storage and fenced yard. 2blocks to CATTRAn free uofA bus. 1535E glenn between Campbell and Mountain. One year lease. Owner/ Agent 7976900 2bd 1bA REMOdElEd historic home. Laundry, Large Back Yard, Plenty Parking. 6th & Euclid area. Semester reduction just $900. Kerry 886-2382 2blOCkS fROM uOfA. 3BD/ 1BA including large master, fenced backyard, big, $950/mo, $950 deposit. Available Jan 31st. New paint, new carpet. Call Lauren 609-3852. Additional info 2373175. 2Min TO CAMPuS IN FY12! 1,2,3,4 & 5bdrm, homes & aptmts! 1mi to UofA, A/C, Gar & all appl. incl. 520-790-0776 3bEdROOMS, 2bAThROOMS 15minutes away from campus! Golf Links/ Wilmot. 1Car Garage, Tile/ Laminate Flooring, AC and Heater, New Washer/ Dryer. Pets Welcome. $980/mo, $1500 security deposit, 1year lease. Call 520245-6643 4bdRM 2bATh bEAuTiful Home 1.5mi. to campus Lg. walled lot, steel gates, security system, cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, tile floors, newly remodeled. $1600 to $2000. Negotiable lease. Call (520)405-7901 825 n. 2nd AvE. (Speedway/ Euclid) 2bd with den, $1050 Located Five blocks from the UofA main gate and University Blvd shops and restaurants. Beautiful two bedroom house in the historic district. Catch the streetcar minutes from your front door to Fourth Avenue and downtown. Fireplace, hardwood floors, updated kitchen with newer cabinets, sink and dishwasher with newer appliances. Washer, dryer, fenced yard and great front porch. Remodeled bathroom with porcelain tile, new vanity, light fixtures, sink and faucet. Will not last long! view pictures at ACrOSS frOM CAMPUS 4bd 3ba, fireplace, hardwood floors, offstreet parking, w/d hook-up, pets ok, $1450/mo $1450 deposit. Lauren 609-3852. Additional info 2373175

BrAnd nEw HigH-End boutique house just finished, bike to UofA. 3bd, 2ba, beautiful kitchen, stainless steel appliances, w/d, a/c. Great for UofA students. Must see! 222 E. Elm. 520-885-5292 520-841-2871

lARgE 3bd hOuSE. All brand new interior! Campbell/ Glenn area. 1631 E. Hedrick. Close to UofA, UMC, & Mountain Ave bike path. Convenient to shopping, restaurants, etc. $1100/mo. Available January 1. 240-0388.

nw dESErT CASiTA. Beautiful mountain sunsets. 1Bed +Office, pool, screened patio. Easy commute. $675. Lease incl water. 9820221. See more, visit

RECEnTly REMOdElEd 3bR/ 1BA. Walk to campus. Fireplace, new carpeting and tiles, fenced yard, AC & DW, W/D hookup, gas stove and heating. $750/mo w/1yr lease. Call Mike at 403-2615.

wAlK TO CAMPUS IN FY12! 3,4 &5bdm newer homes! 1block to UofA! A/C, Gar & all appl. 520-790-0776

BEAUTifUl CATAlinA fOOTHillS Home. 3br/ 2ba Campbell/ Skyline/ Alvernon area near Finger Rocks Trailhead; 3897 E. Diablo Canyon; Nice kitchen, Garage, 1631sqft, great privacy; $249,000, Chuck 520-7952176 or Marie at 520-240-2127,

MinidOrM fOr SAlE Newer 5BR/ 3BA $430K 6blocks from UofA 744 E. Adams Street Oscar Ramirez/ Assoc. Broker 520-360-7600/ 918-6585

$400 3bR/ 2bA Pay Electric only. 2Students looking for a 3rd roommate Mission/ Starpass. Call/ text 480-205-9710 for details.

2bR/ 2bA End unit town house located near UofA, Reid Park, & El Con. Call Jesus Johnson 520-8866023

3bEdROOM 3bAThROOM TOwnHOMES. Luxury Townhomes. Right off the 3rd Street bike path. 3168E 4th. Call Jesse @321-3335

BiKE TO CAMPUS IN FY12! 1,2 &3bdm Townhomes & Condos! A/C, Gar, FREE WIFI & all appl. 520-790-0776

bRAkE MASTERS; 1935 E Broadway; 623-9000. Great coupons at $15.95 Oil Change; $79.95 Lifetime Brakes; much more

MESA COUPlE lOOKing to adopt a baby. Have had 5 miscarriages and would love to finally be parents. 480-626-1684

A Guide to Religious Services Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS). Sunday Worship 7:45am & 10:00am. Bible Class 9:00am. 830 N First Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 520-623-6633

Priority College Ministry at First Southern Baptist Church Sundays, 11am Contemporary/ 8:30am Classic Worship. Come worship with us! 445 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85705

Lutheran Campus Ministry - ELCA Lutheran Campus Ministry @ Campus Christian Center. Sunday 10:30am, Wednesday 6pm. 715 N. Park Avenue 520-623-7575

WELS Tucson Campus Ministry Student Bible Study and discussion. Sundays 7:00pm. 830 N. First Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719

L.D.S. Church- Institute of Religion. Sunday meetings 9am, 11am, 1 pm;. Institute Classes M-F 1333E. 2nd St, Tucson, AZ, 85755 To be a part of our Guide to Religious Services, contact Christal Montoya (520) 621-3425 or email


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

• Daily Wildcat

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Open for Lunch …a UofA favorite since the 1930’s Four generations of the Zagona family serving homemade Italian specialties on historic 4th Avenue.

Open Before & After

Basketball Games *Dine in Our Old World Patio

Reasonably priced, served in a friendly family setting. 434 N. 4th Avenue....................................................624-5765

Introducing the Lychee– teenie, Skinny Ninja and Thin Ginger — three new skinny cocktails just in time for the holidays and

Available through Feb. 29

the New Year.

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For a limited time, RA’s skinny cocktails are just $8. Better yet, they’re under 200 calories each.

hey fellas!!

Now that’s refreshing!

Lychee-teenie A lightly sweet flavor of Asian lychee fruit mixed with Voli Vodka and Monin Agave Nectar creates a fruity, low-calorie martini alternative.

4C Page Skinny Ninja A light and refreshing twist to


a local favorite made with Voli Lyte Vodka mixed with fresh

Visit either of our two centers in Metro Tucson for confidential and expert service.

flavors of yuzu, pink grapefruit,

We offer men’s physical exams, STD testing and treatment, HIV testing and other services.

Monin Agave Nectar, and shiso, a basil-minty Japanese herb.

Get the health care you want. We accept most insurance plans and discounted cash pricing. Free or discounted services may be available through the Title X program for those who qualify.

May seem light but will still creep up on ya’.

We’re here for men too!! (psst... we’re also a great place to get condoms)

Thin Ginger Fresh strawberry and ginger 520.408.PLAN (7526) l

muddled with Voli Lemon Vodka, along with fresh citrus and Monin Agave Nectar for

The Family Planning Program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Arizona Family Health Partnership.

a berry tasty, resolution minded libation.

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The January 11th issue of the Daily Wildcat