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“Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville said UA Greek Life’s party scene made his heart race, literally. His beer was dosed with ecstasy while filming a promo for “Bad Grandpa” at a UA fraternity house last month, the 42-year-old actor told celebrity news outlet TMZ . Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will have to meet with the Dean of Students for a second time regarding what happened at the Sept. 6 party, UA officials said. In an interview with TMZ earlier this month, Knoxville alleged that someone put ecstasy in his beer while he was shooting a promo at the fraternity house. “Someone dosed me with ecstasy and after that the wheels fell off,” Knoxville said in the interview. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity hosted the promo shoot of the comedy “Bad Grandpa” with Knoxville in attendance on Sept. 6 with permission from the university, said Chrissy Lieberman, associate dean of students. UA officials first began investigating the event after photos of alcohol at the fraternity house surfaced through media outlets. “JACKASS” STAR JOHNNY KNOXVILLE is alleging that he was dosed with ecstasy while filming a promo of “Bad Grandpa” at a UA fraternity house last “It was intended to month. Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity faced sanctions after it was discovered that there was alcohol at the party held on Sept. 6. be an event without alcohol and that was the was present, the case was case last Wednesday, should have a sanction leaders. reason why the event “The recent allegation looked into by our office before the allegations by letter from the Greek was allowed to happen,” and forwarded to our Knoxville came to light. Standards Board for is kind of a new twist Lieberman said. “When According to Lieberman, having alcohol present on things so this is Greek Standards Board.” we were made aware of The board heard the by now the fraternity and violating policy. The something the Dean of the media with the board is now Students office is going to imagery i n v e s t i g a t i n g be following up with, just where it the new because it falls outside @Hollydollymf appeared a l l e g a t i o n s of what the original t h a t Johnny Knoxville is partying at SAE at my school. with Sigma alcohol KNOXVILLE, 3 Alpha Epsilon And you think yours even compares....? #uofa

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Iron Chef competition brings heat BY CHANDLER WICKE

The Daily Wildcat Things will be heating up on the UA Mall as students compete in the first-ever Iron Chef competition at the UA . The Student Health Advocacy Committee and the Well University Partnership (Well U) will be hosting the UA Food Day Fair on Wednesday . Food Day celebrates the nationwide movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The event will provide free demonstrations, food, games, giveaways and many interactive exhibits. It aims to educate students about sustainable foods and help them become familiar with organizations such as Students for Sustainability and the Student Health Advocacy Committee. The event will promote healthy eating habits and educate students on where their food comes from and the ingredients in it, said Meredith Ridinger, a nutritional sciences senior and co-

Food Day Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On the UA Mall coordinator for Cooking on Campus, a series of classes that teaches students to cook healthy meals. Ridinger said she has been planning Food Day since the summer and helped organize the Iron Chef competition, with the final round of the competition taking place from noon to 1 p.m. during the event. “It’s also about teaching students how to be hands-on and how to prepare their food,” Ridinger said. Attendees will have the chance to ask local farmers markets where they can buy food that isn’t from a grocery store. The Arizona Students Unions will also be promoting healthier options, Ridinger added.

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A new book, co-authored by several UA faculty and staff, speculates about alien forms of life and the implications of finding life elsewhere in the universe. The book, titled “Encountering Life in the Universe: Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology,” is a collection of articles by astronomers, philosophers and biologists. Many UA faculty and staff members contributed to and edited the book. Astrobiology is the study of origin, distribution and evolution of life in the universe. The book discusses some of the key issues in the rapidly evolving field, as well as the social and ethical significance of the work of astrobiologists. The book looks beyond research and into what the implications are for society, according to co-editor Anna Spitz, communication and public engagement lead for the UA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return

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CHRIS IMPEY AND ANNA SPITZ are co-editors of “Encountering Life in the Universe: Ethical Foundations and Social Implications of Astrobiology,” a new book that discusses the possibility and implications of finding life elsewhere in the universe.

mission. The idea for “Encountering Life in the Universe” was born out of an astrobiology conference hosted at the UA in 2008, said co-editor Chris Impey, a UA distinguished professor and deputy head

of the UA’s department of astronomy and Steward Observatory. The attendees of the conference discussed the implications of finding life outside of our solar system,

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FAST — In 2011, 677 cyclists died in motor vehicle accidents, versus 830 deaths in 1995. — The total cost of cyclist injuries and death is more than $4 billion annually. — In Arizona, cyclists can be cited for a DUI for bicycling under the influence of alcohol or drugs. — In 2009, the average age of cyclists killed in motor vehicle collisions was 41 years, compared to an average age of 24 in 1988.

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HOROSCOPES Today’s birthday (10/22/13: It’s a year of artistic exploration. Romance and creativity blossom this autumn and next spring. Work could involve music, photography, art or writing. Exhibit and launch. There may be travel included, especially next summer. Partnerships personal and professional thrive (the April 29 eclipse sparks a new level). Career flowers next summer and autumn. Express your love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 5 — Partnerships and alliances are crucial. Handle home upgrades together with exceptional patience. Use what you learn, and soak in new flavors. Make sure everybody knows what they’re doing. Don’t shop, yet. Travel conditions improve. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Clean up your workspace. Start now and discover something hidden that you’d lost. Review your data, and get everything organized. Attention to detail is key and could be profitable. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Communication comes naturally. There could be breakdowns in the transmission or with transportation. Make sure your message gets received as intended. Track all packages. Have a well-thought-out plan. Creative expression satisfies. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Consider your personal philosophy or that of someone admired. Take on qualities and characteristics that they model. Schedule extra time for the unexpected. Retreat into peacefulness for a bit. Take things slowly and thoroughly. Relax into it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — Go ahead and get cerebral. Embrace your inner brainiac. Plot and scheme and get it all down on paper. Group involvement provides satisfaction and mutual benefit. Budget extra time for traffic or unforeseen delay. Buy tickets early.

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Uncage your creativity for a rise in status. Use it to benefit a social cause dear to you. Allow extra travel and delivery time. Double-check reservations over the next three weeks. Keep it organized, yet free. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Allow plenty of travel time, and keep mechanical equipment in repair. You feel strongly about ethics and philosophy. Take leadership with a group cause. Stay flexible and bend with the wind. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Don’t get frustrated by miscommunications. Just allow extra time and deliver important messages twice. Enjoy frequent conversations with key partners for mutual benefit. Balance busy time at work with restful meals and moonlight. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Communication is the key for successful travel together. Stay patient, and wait to clarify misunderstandings. Make no assumptions or snap judgments. Messages get lost in translation. Maintain a sense of humor. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Discipline and service allow greater freedoms. There’s satisfaction in impacting a cause. Sidestep or go around any roadblocks. Pad the schedule around deliveries, transportation and electronic equipment. Contribute to correct an injustice. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Stay flexible and easy-going. Fun with interesting people tempts you to play hooky. Handle the basics, and ask your crew for support. Maybe you can work something out for mutual benefit. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Express your creativity at home. Balance your color scheme, furniture layout and style. Handle household repairs. Plan extra time for deliveries, for unexpected visitors or delays. Review invoices and statements. Watch for overcharges. Relax into silences.

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anything. You never rev your bike at them? I don’t think that’s possible.

Jacob Barrett, philosophy graduate student What are you riding here? I don’t know. The cheapest new bike I could find in town. It’s a … R3 bike? Something like that. I’m not a big bike rider. I just started biking when I got here [to UA]. How long does it take you to get across campus — usually? From one end to the other? Not that long. Six, seven minutes. Do you find yourself passing other people more often than they pass you? Yeah, I think so. Do you ever get into commuter races? No, no, I don’t do that. You’ve never been behind someone and decided to race past them? Only if they’re just going slowly and I want to go faster than them. I don’t think I would do it just so I can go faster than them and prove myself a good biker or

Have you ever crashed into anyone? No, I haven’t. No? I figure most people eventually crash into someone. I’ve only been here for a couple of months, and so far, I haven’t. This is your first semester at UA? Yeah. Some people have been hospitalized because of cyclist-pedestrian accidents. It’s pretty bad. Any other incidents? Nothing on the bike yet. The only thing that’s happened is a couple times, the bike’s been locked up, I’ll come back and it’s knocked over, the basket’s all broken up from that, but not while I was actually riding it. If you could say one thing to the people who knocked it over, what would you say? It wasn’t actually the knocking it over that bothered me. It was that they fucked up the basket. Though, I don’t actually hold anything against them.

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“A lot of people don’t know how sustainable the Union is so were trying to spread the word about this,” Ridinger said. In order to compete in Iron Chef, students had to send in videos displaying their cooking skills by making a healthy meal. The students also had to explain why they should be chosen, and could enter as a team with up to six people. The top five contestants will compete today at 5 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures, a facility at the Student Recreation Center. The contestants will have to prepare two dishes in 30 minutes and use a secret ingredient. The Cooking on Campus chefs will then pick the top two contestants to compete in the final round. Three judges will participate in the Iron Chef competition: Lute Olson, former UA men’s basketball coach, a guest studentathlete and Jon Levengood, dining services retail manager at Arizona Student Unions. The winner of the competition will receive a gift basket with cooking utensils. Stephanie Kha, a biochemistry junior and current director of the Student Health Advocacy Committee, said Food Day is mainly funded by the Well U committee and is one of the largest health and nutritionoriented fairs on campus. “This year is the first year we

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investigation was looking into,” she said. Although Knoxville did not specify which fraternity house he had been at, Lieberman said a connection could be made between Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the dosing. “I don’t believe that he has necessarily alleged they’re the ones responsible, as much as he’s stated it happened at the University of Arizona,” Lieberman said, “but since our office was aware that Knoxville was present at the house then there are some lines that can be

Do you believe there’s life on other planets? “Potentially. I think there could be, but whether or not we’ll ever see it or experience it is depending on how far we can develop our technology.” — Mandy Olmut, physics freshman

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EXECUTIVE CHEF RYAN CLARK from Lodge on the Desert demonstrates to UA students how to make Asian Noodle Salad at UA Food Day on Oct. 24, 2012. Clark is a two-time Iron Chef Tucson winner.

more of a community event,” Johnson said. “We wanted to get as many students to come out and get excited about Food Day because there’s going to be great vendors, free food and lots of cool programs students might not know about.”

will be hosting the Iron Chef competition so we’re really excited,” Kha said. Kjersti Johnson, a nutritional sciences senior, co-coordinator for Cooking on Campus and one of the executive organizers for the Iron Chef competition, said they hope to attract more students to the event this year. “Food day in the past has been

drawn there.” The president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity did not return requests for comment. Greek Life officials declined to comment and directed inquiries to a university communications spokesperson. “We knew about the visit,” said Chris Sigurdson, a UA communications spokesperson. “He sent some tweets, went home. As far as we knew, that was the end of it. It’s something he said in a couple of media accounts and that’s really all the information we have on it.” — Follow Brittny Mejia @BrittnyAriel

unveiling the telltale signs of life, such as methane in the atmosphere of a distant world — will force humans to refrom page 1 evaluate their place in the universe. as well as finding it on one of our closest “If it’s life further away, it’s more a neighbors. question of, ‘What does it say about our “If we found microbes own biology?’” Impey on, say, Mars, do we risk said. I think there’s bringing them back Neville Woolf, an life out there to the Earth?” Impey emeritus professor and maybe even said. “There could be in the department hazards associated with of astronomy and within the next that.” Steward Observatory, decade, we’ll get Another question also contributed some indication that arises, Impey said, to the collection. of that. is whether or not to Woolf said due to the — Anna Spitz, alter nearby planets immense differences co-editor of “Encountering like Mars, risking the in development and Life in the Universe” contamination of the time that would exist microbial life that may between life forms exist there. throughout the Impey also said the societal universe, even in the off-chance that we implications of finding life in the far do encounter an intelligent form of life reaches of space — maybe by stumbling tomorrow, we will most likely have no upon an alien radio transmission or way to communicate with it.

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“I honestly believe that there are, just given that there’s so much that we don’t know. I would think that would be ridiculous to think that there’s not life beyond just earth, so given that I think there’s so much more room to explore that we could find life on other planets.” — Cody Villanueva, retailing and consumer sciences junior

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“Either they will be like ants to us, so simple that we can’t communicate with them, or we will be like ants to them,” Woolf said. Whether it’s finding a few stray microbes under the Martian soil, or connecting with an intelligence far greater than our own, the prospect of finding “other” life in the universe is incredibly captivating, Spitz said. Spitz, along with Impey, edited the book with the help of William Stoeger, a senior staff scientist at the Vatican Observatory Research Group, which is hosted by the Steward Observatory. “There are just so many questions,” Spitz said. “It may be so different that we don’t really recognize it … but I think there is life out there, and maybe even within the next decade, we’ll get some indication of that.” — Follow Mark Armao @MarkArmao


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Twitter hotels shouldn’t spread to US BY Ashley T. Powell The Daily Wildcat

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agaluf Beach of Majorca, one of Spain’s Mediterranean islands, is home to a virtual community called #SocialWave that is for guests of Sol Wave House, a Twitter-themed hotel. Although Twitter can be a good way to connect with people online, Twitter hotels are one step too far, and should not branch out to the U.S. Twitter can be an obsession for many college students. Of course, Twitter is responsible for the hashtag fad of today’s times. Other social media sites, like Facebook, are adopting the hashtag, and hashtagging has been infamously portrayed on a segment of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” However, the idea of a Twitterthemed hotel, and all of the perks that come with it, is ridiculous. As Sol Wave House guests check into their hotel room to find blue and white balloons, champagne and licorice laid out in a hashtag formation, they are able to log into Twitter and access a web application available via the hotel’s Wi-Fi. In the party hotel’s network, guests can share photos, browse users’ Twitter avatars to see who is online and where they are in the hotel and send private messages and virtual kisses. “That’s 100 percent crazy,” said Elizabeth Amoa-Awuah, a psychology junior and daily Twitter user. “Frankly, I don’t want to flirt virtually: I’ll do it the old-fashioned way.” This hotel has taken online dating and hooking up to the extreme. In addition to virtually flirting and hashtagging their room number to a fellow guest, Sol Wave House guests also have other ways to utilize the network. Guests who find their minibar empty can request concierge service with #FillMyFridge. Amoa-Awuah said she feels as though picking up the phone and pressing a button that connects you straight to the front desk is not too hard — in fact, it’s probably more efficient. Let’s not forget about the #TwitterPoolParty every Friday for Sol Wave House guests, or more private parties for up to four people in a #TwitterPartySuite. The only place a hotel of this nature would be a success in the U.S. would be Las Vegas, where people go to let loose. Las Vegas is also home to some uniquely themed hotels that attract people from all over the world. “Vacation hookups are so much easier when everyone’s using the same hashtag,” said Olivia B. Waxman, a reporter for Time magazine. However, in a sinful Vegas situation, guests tend to have no shame in approaching the next showstopper to walk through the door, without having to hide behind a virtual avatar and tweet at them. This generation is already too caught up in social media, and while almost everything is available via the Internet, some things need to stay traditional. Not to mention that, according to a Statista graphic, only 49 million active Twitter users are in the U.S., as opposed to 169 million users in other parts of the world. In other words, more than 70 percent of Twitter users are outside the U.S. For some Tweetaholics, this could be a judgment-free paradise. But frankly, the Twitter-themed hotel needs to stay overseas and force American guests to stop hiding behind their cellphones and make their own moves. — Ashley T. Powell is a journalism senior. Follow her @ashleytaylar

Tinder facilitates real connections BY Kalli Ricka Wolf The Daily Wildcat

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n the sea that is the UA’s more than 40,000 students, it can be difficult to find your fish. It sounds contradictory, but when you’re surrounded by so many people, it’s easy to feel alone. If you’ve tirelessly searched to hook the right fish with no luck, Tinder may be the app for you. Tinder was created by parent company IAC, known for its other dating sites like OKCupid and Match.com. Clearly they know the ins and outs of online dating, and now they’ve created the innovative Tinder app with privacy, women and the LGBTQ community in mind. “We started Tinder because we realized there are a lot of tools that help humanity build stronger bonds with the people we already know,” CEO Sean Rad told Business Insider. “But there’s been a lack of focus around helping us as individuals meet people we don’t know.” Its design is simple: swipe right for “yes” and left for “no” in an accessible, mobile version of “Hot or Not.” If two people “yes” each other, they message and see where it goes from there. By syncing with your Facebook, Tinder creates a profile displaying your photos, common interests and mutual friends. The

app knows your location and finds people within the distance you choose, but eliminates the creepfactor by not including your last name. In less than a year, Tinder generated more than 75 million matches, according to Rad. Compared to other dating websites that assign a compatibility percentage that deems whether or not two people will be a good match, Tinder gives you options and lets you decide for yourself who you find attractive and may be compatible with. “I tried OKCupid in the past, but there was too much information given about each person before you ever even talk to them,” said Marc Bourgeois, a physics graduate student. “Tinder lets you decide for yourself instead of showing you some match percentage that will determine if you pursue someone or not.” Tinder is unique in its features that allow the LGBTQ community and women to feel like they have more control over who they may find. Apps like Grindr, Bender and MISTER were created mainly for homosexual hook ups and casual sex, but Tinder is for all sexual orientations and more about meeting new people than finding a hook up. The app gives you options of whether you identify yourself as male or female, and whether you want to find men, women or both. “It’s really easy to change the settings on the app to show you men

or women,” said archaeology junior Ethan Posey. “I think it’s a great app to meet new people.” As of right now, Tinder does not include a transgender toggle option, but Rad said it is something the company is working on. Tinder is also female-friendly — one of its founders is a woman — and the name itself tested well in focus groups. With online dating, women need to feel secure that they won’t regret what they’re getting into. Tinder connects through your Facebook, which makes you feel a little more secure that people are who they say they are — unlike other dating sites, in which people can lie to find someone they’re interested in. The app also displays your mutual friends, so if something seems fishy you can track down your mutual friend to verify the person’s existence. The app provides a private, accessible environment that is more controlled than meeting someone on Facebook and less intimidating or creepy than meeting someone at a bar. “I think once you wade through all the jerks, you can definitely find someone you can make a connection with,” said physiology junior Kayla Kelley. “The anonymity makes it easier to get past the fact that you’re online dating.” Once downloaded to your smartphone, the app displays instructions and assures privacy: “It’s anonymous! We will never post anything to Facebook. Other

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ecently The Daily Wildcat reported on a proposal brought before the Associated Students of the University of Arizona by the Graduate and Professional Student Council, in which the GPSC requested that ASUA accept what 99 percent of graduate and professional students believe: that GPSC is the most qualified campus organization to advocate on behalf of graduate and professional students. This proposal does not seek to diminish the role of ASUA on campus. In fact, the proposal seeks to strengthen both organizations to advocate on behalf of and provide services for the entire UA student population. Recent letters to the editor, columns and comments treat GPSC’s proposal as an attack and have thus caused negative reactions. Unfortunately, these immediate gut reactions get in the way of seeking an understanding of the root source of graduate and professional students’ desire to be recognized as the group that represents graduate and professional students. Simple recognition of the differences between undergraduate and graduate and professional students helps to clarify why a graduate or professional student may not feel represented by ASUA, which has been comprised solely of undergraduate students for the last 22 years. The average undergraduate student is 21 years old, whereas the average graduate student is 31 and the average professional student is 26.

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Many (although certainly not all) undergraduate students remain dependent upon their parents/guardians for financial support and health care. Graduate and professional students usually support themselves and foot the bill for their own health care costs, often with partners and dependents to support as well. Professional students often pay for their education through large loans adding to their undergraduate loans. Professional students, like graduate students, no longer qualify for subsidized loans so that the same loan now costs more. Graduate and professional students not only complete upper-division coursework within their programs, but also conduct and publish research that benefits the university and advances the body of knowledge in their respective fields, teach undergraduate student courses, serve as administrators in the admissions and Student Affairs offices and work as clinicians while on rotations. As lecturers, instructors, and staff members, graduate and professional students are part of the working architecture of the university that supports undergraduates and graduate and professional students alike. In outlining important distinctions, it is also crucial to consider the differences between the two student government bodies themselves. ASUA consists of 10 senators (all undergraduates), an elected (undergraduate)

users will never know if you liked them unless they liked you back. Other users can’t contact you unless you’ve already been matched.” “I think it gives people a chance to start a real conversation with strangers,” said Alex Paffenbarger, a business management junior. “While the majority of people I know have used it for casual hookups, I’ve always had good conversations with girls,” Paffenbarger said. The split-second decisions made to “yes” someone or not are largely based on your profile picture. More than one person in the photo so you can’t tell who you’re looking at? Pass. Photo of what appears to be prom? Pass. Is there a cute dog in the picture? All right, swipe to the right. It may sound like a superficial way of meeting someone, but it’s an ego-boost to both parties every time they’ve made a match. If finding the right person in a sea of wrong people seems hopeless, it’s time to broaden your horizons. Online dating may feel scary or unnatural, but it’s a modern speeddating of sorts. With Tinder, and the amount of people using the app in your area, odds are you’ll make plenty of matches that can lead you to the right person. Jump on the bandwagon, there are plenty of people waiting to meet you. — Kalli Ricka Wolf is a journalism junior. Follow her @kalli3wolf

president, and two (undergraduate) vice presidents. GPSC consists of more than 30 (graduate and professional) representatives, an elected (graduate) president and an elected (graduate) vice president. It would seem completely natural to acknowledge that GPSC, comprised completely of graduate and professional students, best represents a constituency of graduate and professional students just as it would seem completely natural to acknowledge that ASUA, comprised completely of undergraduate students, best represents a constituency of undergraduate students. What is perplexing is that ASUA has remained silent and hasn’t yet acknowledged that 8,800 graduate and professional students benefit daily from GPSC advocacy. By remaining silent about the concerns of 22 percent of the UA’s student body that are not undergraduates, ASUA is not taking the opportunity to partner with the group who represents graduate and professional students. You know, partner with teachers, lab leaders, and mentors. ASUA should consider GPSC’s request to acknowledge a distinction between these two important governing bodies, so that ASUA and GPSC may work together in a true partnership to support the needs of all University of Arizona students. ­— Iman Daryaei, Kristen Coan and Alan Thomas Kohler collaborated on this article. Daryaei is the vice president of GPSC. Coan is a GPSC representative from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Kohler is the Marketing and Communications Director for GPSC.

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‘Suck my dick’

A UA student was cited for minor in possession of alcohol at about midnight on Oct. 13. An officer from the University of Arizona Police Department was walking past Coronado Residence Hall when he noticed a UA student yelling and swaying as he walked down the street. At one point the student yelled, “Suck my dick.” The officer then approached the student to conduct a welfare check, catching up with him in front of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall. The officer noticed the smell of alcohol on the student’s breath, as well as his bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech, and asked the student to provide identification. The student initially replied, “I don’t think I need to do that,” but when the officer asked a second time, the student provided his identification. The officer conducted a sobriety test and found the student to be intoxicated. He admitted to having four beers while at an off-campus party, but would not say who provided the alcohol. The student was cited and released and a code of conduct referral was forwarded to the Dean of Students Office.

Smoked out

Two UA students were issued code of conduct referrals for marijuana use and one of them was cited and released for possession of drug paraphernalia at 10:55 a.m. on Wednesday. A UAPD officer responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from a room in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall. The resident assistant on duty took the officer to the room in question. A student answered the door and told the officer he didn’t live in the building, but was just visiting a friend. Another student then came to the door and said he was the resident. The officer asked the two students to step out of the room. Both had watery, glassy red eyes. The officer told the students that the room smelled like marijuana. The resident told the officer he had a vaporizer, but had smoked all of his marijuana. He said he had bought the marijuana somewhere off-campus for $10, but could not recall where. The UAPD officer reentered the room with the student, confiscated the vaporizer and cited the student for possession of drug paraphernalia. The visiting student admitted to smoking marijuana, but said the drugs and vaporizer didn’t belong to him. The officer completed and forwarded code of conduct referrals for both students to the Dean of Students Office.

Scream and shout

A UA student was taken to the University of Arizona Medical Center Tuesday at 1:02 a.m., after his roommate reported him behaving strangely. UAPD officers received a request from the Tucson Police Department to meet at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house. A UA student had called TPD and reported that his roommate was severely agitated and screaming in their apartment. The roommate then ran out of the apartment and into the street, still yelling. When TPD officers arrived on the scene, the student ran into the Kappa Alpha house. Officers knocked on the door and said they were there for a welfare check on the screaming student. The students who answered the door told the officers they would bring him out. Officers continued to knock on the door for 20 minutes. Eventually, the president of the fraternity answered the door, and brought the student to the officers. The student was alternating between being agitated and withdrawn, and UAPD officers suspected that he might have taken some sort of illegal drug. The Tucson Fire Department was called, and emergency personnel assessed the student and sent him to UAMC for evaluation. The Dean of Students Office was notified of the situation.

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CAMPUS EVENTS Research Study 8 am–5 p.m. at UMC.The University of Arizona’s Department of Psychiatry is looking for participants for a research study on the effects of an alternative procedure on major depressive disorder. Solar Oven Throw Down 3:30 p.m. on the UA Mall east of Cherry Ave. Expect sizzling temperatures to return Oct. 22 on the UA Mall as about 500 engineering freshmen take part in a mass cookoff using solar ovens they designed and built themselves. Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Colloquium 3:45 p.m. in Kuiper Space Sciences, Room 312. Jack Lissauer, research scientist from the NASA Ames Research Center, will give a talk titled “Kepler’s Multiple Planet Systems.” Upper Division Writing Workshop 4 p.m. in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences, Rm. 220. Joe Stefani of the Writing Skills Improvement Program will discuss “Writing Cover Letters and Personal Statements.” This lecture is part of a semesterlong series of free workshops held every Tuesday. ATLAS Workshop “Debunking Myths.” 4 p.m. in SUMC Agave Rm. In social justice, myths about particular groups of people continue to get circulated allowing oppression to be perpetuated. Come challenge some of those myths and engage in the unlearning process.

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Arizona Queer Archives 7pm at Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W. Fifth St. Join us for “Building Our Histories Together” to discuss how we will build a statewide archive to collect, preserve, make accessible and exhibit our complex and diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning histories.

exhibit of 26 panels from the altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo is one of the most important groups of paintings produced in late 15th-century Spain.

Lang Lang Performs at Centennial Hall 7:30 p.m. Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, Lang Lang’s break into stardom came at age 17, when he was called upon as a dramatic last minute substitution at the “Gala of the Century,” playing a Tchaikovsky concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Red Cross Blood Drive 7 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in UMC Cafeteria Dining Rooms. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Bad Grandpa FREE WITH CATCARD The Gallagher Theater Center, Movie time: 7pm “86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8 year-old grandson, Billy.” -imdb.com Staring: Johnny Knoxville. The Retablo of Ciudad Rodrigo at UA Museum of Art 1031 N. Olive Rd., Tuesday – Friday: 9am–5pm, Sat - Sun: Noon to 4 pm. Closed Mondays. $5.00 Students, Faculty & Staff with ID. The University of Arizona Museum of Art’s

TUCSON EVENTS DeGrazia’s Wild Horses Through Jan. 22, 2014 at 6300 N. Swan Rd. One of Southwestern artist Ted DeGrazia’s favorite subjects is celebrated in this new exhibit. Ranging from moody to exuberant and from realistic to abstract, many of the fifty paintings, drawings and watercolors featured have not been previously exhibited. SkyNights Stargazing Program Through June 2014 at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter. Explore the universe like never before with the largest dedicated public viewing telescope in the Southwest. Observe spectacular planets, galaxies and nebulae along with incredible sunsets at the summit of Mount Lemmon. Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit at Tohono Chul Sept.13– Nov.10. 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) honoring ancient traditions, with artists adding a modern flair to a rich part of Tucson’s cultural heritage at Tohono Chul Main Gallery. Members & Children under 5 Free | $8 Adults (13+) | $6 Seniors (62+) | $4 Active Military | $4 Students with ID | $2 Children (12-) Information Compiled by Leah Corry

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CAREY WINS PAC12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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ARIZONA HEAD FOOTBALL coach Rich Rodriguez watches his team warm-up before the game against Utah on Saturday. The Wildcats defeated Utah 35-24 at home.

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SCORE CENTER GIANTS IMPROVE TO 1-6 New York Giants 23 Minnesota Vikings 7

AVALANCHE ICE PENGUINS Colorado Avalanche 1 Pittsburgh Penguins 0

[EX]WILDCAT WATCH Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly announced Nick Foles suffered a concussion in Sunday’s 17-3 loss to Dallas.

After two weeks of losing, Arizona football improved their consistency with a strong week of practice, followed by a 35-24 victory over Utah last Saturday. During the week of practice leading up to Saturday’s game, head coach Rich Rodriguez and the players were noticeably more upbeat and positive than they had been in the previous weeks. Both Rodriguez and running back Ka’Deem Carey called Tuesday’s practice the best of the season. Now, how do you replicate a strong week of practice? “The more you win the more is at stake,” Rodriguez said on Monday. “But I don’t talk about the next game or the next day or win the day. We just try and focus on the next play.” Rodriguez said he is always worried about his team’s focus, whether it was at West Virginia or here in Tucson. Monday he appeared confident that the message he and the coaches preach is being absorbed by these players, especially now that it’s year two of the system. As for this past game, Rodriguez

said he would still like to see more consistency out of the Wildcats. He specifically pointed out the defensive line. “[Having] confidence [after a win] is OK,” Rodriguez said. “But keeping them humble is what the coaches are supposed to do.”

Fresh faces Not only did the Wildcats win on the field, they added a handful of recruits after the Utah game, most notably Layth Friekh of Peoria Centennial in Peoria, Ariz., and Kaelin Deboskie of Salpointe Catholic in Tucson. Friekh is a three-star offensive lineman, according to Rivals. com, who had offers from ASU, Boise State, Nebraska, Oregon and Washington. Deboskie is a three-star receiver, according to Scout, and chose the UA over ASU, Colorado, Oklahoma State and West Virginia. Coaches can’t comment on commits until they sign with the school, but Rodriguez said he is excited about recruiting so far. “Last year we had a pretty good class but I think this upcoming year is better,” Rodriguez said. 247 Sports has Arizona’s 2014 class ranked as the 17th in the

nation and top in the Pac-12. Deboskie joins another Salpointe player, Cameron Denson, as UA commits. Denson, a high school All-American, is also a receiver. The receiving corps in 2014 will also include the injured Austin Hill and Cayleb Jones, a transfer from Texas. Rodriguez said the receivers are tough and will continue to be. “Our receivers do lots of things well,” Rodriguez said. “We’re going to be pretty good at that position in the future.”

AriZZZona Due to their high tempo offense, conditioning is a huge part of the Wildcats offense. At the end of both the USC and Utah game, it was clear Arizona was the team in better shape as the opposing defenses struggled to keep up with fast pace. Lifting weights, running, and all the traditional techniques are fine for Rodriguez, but he announced Monday that he’s looking into new ways to make sure Wildcat football players are playing and maintaining an elite level. “We’ve got people on the outside looking into our guys’ sleep habits,” Rodriguez said.

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GAME DAY UPDATE Arizona’s football game at Cal next week will be at 12:30 p.m. and air on the Pac12 Networks. It will be the Wildcats’ third appearance on the P12N in a row.

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The more you win the more is at stake.” —Rich Rodriguez, head football coach

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Warthen returns to action after lost year BY ROBERTO PAYNE

The Daily Wildcat Being off the court for a year leaves a player waiting and watching their teammates compete without them. After a productive sophomore season, Candice Warthen was projected to have a significant role during her junior year on the 2012-13 team. However, a knee injury forced the 5-foot-5 guard to medically redshirt and miss the entire season. “When I found out, it was very difficult to take, but I felt like everything happens for a reason and there was a reason why it happened,” Warthen said. “It was difficult but I tried to help my team as far as helping them win any way I could.” Warthen last suited up for the Wildcats on March 8, 2012 in the Pac-12 tournament against ASU and chipped in 11 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 36 minutes. The road to recovery has not been easy for Warthen but she is nearly 100 percent healthy. “It’s been great. In the beginning it was frustrating but I feel like I’m going to come back even better than before,” Warthen said. “I feel like I’ll pick up where I left off.” Senior Kama Griffitts said she sees Warthen as a considerable addition to the team. “I’ve never played with Candice but since she’s been back, I’ve noticed she’s a great player and she plays really hard,” Griffitts said. “She’s a huge threat on the floor, so she’s

”They can tell not just how much sleep they got but how deep of sleep.” Rodriguez said the players can wear wristbands that will monitor their sleep habits. While he physically can’t be in all his players’ rooms to make sure they are going to bed at a proper time, Rodriguez said he hopes they are practicing what he is preaching, which is getting a solid eight to nine hours of sleep a night — something Rodriguez admitted to not getting the past few weeks himself due to the losses. Defensive lineman Reggie Gilbert, said he tries to get eight hours of sleep a night because he knows the value of it and believes his teammates do too. Whether or not that is true, Rodriguez doesn’t want to take a chance. He’s learned the value of sleep and brain function can have on staying at an elite athletic shape. “There’s a huge benefit,” Rodriguez said. “So that’s a huge concern for us and I don’t know, to be honest, if our guys have looked at themselves in that realm.” — Follow Luke Della @LukeDella

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Arizona athletics director thrives BY JAMES KELLEY

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JUNIOR GUARD CANDICE WARTHEN talks about her competitive spirit and contribution to her team at the Women’s Basketball Media Luncheon on Thursday at McKale Center. Warthen says the team will focus more on defense this season.

going to have a huge impact on the team.” Head coach Niya Butts had to switch her rotations after Warthen redshirted last season and said she couldn’t be more excited to get her back in action. “Her energy level and her effort that she brings, especially her intensity defensively and offensively, has been really

good for us and something we certainly missed over the past year and a half,” Butts said. The exhibition season is right around the corner with the Wildcats’ first opponent being Fort Lewis on Nov. 2.

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Arizona lost one athletic director recently, but it doesn’t look like it will lose another one. Last week, Texas appointed a committee to search for a replacement for athletics director DeLoss Dodds, who will retire next year. Earlier this month, deputy director of athletics Kathleen “Rocky” LaRose, the acting director of athletics from January to April of 2010, retired, but UA Director of Athletics Greg Byrne doesn’t consider himself a candidate for the Texas athletics director position, because of his father’s position as athletic director at a rival school. “My dad was AD at Texas A&M. I’m guessing they won’t have me on their radar screen,” Byrne said. Since 1958, except for two acting athletics directors, every AD at the UA has served for at least nine years when Byrne was hired in 2010. From 1957 to 1958, Joseph Picard was athletics director, but before him, J.F. “Pop” McKale served from 19141957. Byrne said the reason for the long tenures is the appeal of the school and location. “I think it’s a great program and university to be a part of and that the fans care about it here,” Byrne said. “Then on top of that, Tucson and Arizona’s a great place to live.” Last year, the UA had the 23rd

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best athletic department, according to the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division I rankings, up from 30th in 2010. “Greg has come in and really gotten the staff to rally around his vision for the department,” said Steve Kozachik, associate athletics director for facilities and capital projects. Byrne said he doesn’t necessarily think he has an advantage over athletic directors with different backgrounds, like boosters who become ADs. “Well, I think we all have our own unique skills,” Byrne said. Byrne works with 450 student-athletes, the coaches, athletic department staff, fans, the media, UA President Ann Weaver Hart, sits on her shared governance committee, works with the faculty, the NCAA, Pac-12, marketing partners, agents, community organizations, businesses and governmental agencies. “It’s, as you can imagine, all over the yard, literally for 11 months of the year, it’s normally seven days a week but that’s part of what I like about it,” Byrne said. Arizona opened up a $72.3 million addition to Arizona Stadium, the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility, over the summer. “I think Greg’s very connected to the social media and has done a great job of raising money, bricks and mortar,” said UA softball head coach Mike Candrea. “Raising money is what’s important at this stage of the game right now, that’s what it’s all about, so I think he’s done a great job for the era that he’s in.” After serving as director of athletics at Mississippi State,

Byrne said the biggest difference in leading an athletic department in the Pac-12 Conference versus the highly regarded Southeastern Conference is the communities. “In the SEC, they are very small college towns for the most part, minus Nashville and probably Lexington and Knoxville. But most of them are pretty small communities and so the universities in that conference are very much like what it is in Tucson for us or Eugene or Corvallis where it’s the only game in town and it’s the focus 365 days of the year … I enjoy being in the college town and that type of environment,” Byrne said. Byrne said he loves three things most about the job: the relationship with student-athletes, the athletic department members and the fans, watching the competitions and watching student-athletes grow and mature from freshmen to college graduates. “There is so many different entities that you’re dealing with and working with on a daily basis that you need to have a broad understanding of all those things to be able to do the best job that you possibly can,” Byrne said. Byrne is well-known for promoting the athletic department through social media, particularly Twitter. “I think it’s one of the tools that we’ve used to try and promote our department, engage our fanbase, encourage them to be involved,” Byrne said. “It’s so important to control your message and what you’re doing and social media is a great way to do that and I really like the interaction I’m able to find with our fans and our students through Twitter especially. That’s my favorite one.” Byrne said he attends at least one home competition every year for each sport and attends all the football games and most of the men’s basketball games.

BASEBALL

He is a familiar sight at tailgates, where he interacts with fans. “We couldn’t ask for anything better, he’s great with people, he gets out there and mixes with people a lot but I think the big thing right now is I think he has a vision of what we need here,” Candrea said. — Follow James Kelley @jameskelley520

TENNIS

Rookies eager to play

Women fall in ITA Regional rounds

BY EVAN ROSENFELD

The Daily Wildcat Every year, Arizona’s baseball program uses the first two months of fall practice to assess the team’s talent and purge accordingly, ultimately weeding out the top players who are expected to contribute, and placing them on the team’s official spring roster. Nobody is ever guaranteed a spot on the squad and cuts occur until just a few weeks before winter break. Due to the strict 35-player roster cap, freshmen, transfers, or even returnees could be dismissed at any given time. Willie Calhoun, Morgan Earman, and Kenny Meimerstorf are three freshmen who hope to earn spots on this year’s roster. They were picked in the late rounds of the 2013 MLB First Year Players Draft, but instead of signing with major league teams, they decided to come play as Wildcats at the UA. Meimerstorf is a 6-foot, 195-pound power-hitting outfielder from Las Vegas and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 40th round. During his high school career at Bishop Gorman, the slugger hit more than 40 homeruns and led his team to three state championship games. In his senior year, he batted .436 with 15 homeruns, had 56 RBIs, and an .902 slugging percentage. If his power can transfer over to the collegiate level, Meimerstorf could be a tremendous advantage offensively for the Wildcats. “I plan on contributing to the team in any way possible,” Meimerstorf said. “We have really high expectations this season. All the freshmen are talented and want to come out and improve every day, so it’s nice to be in a competitive environment.” Earman was drafted as a pitcher by the New York Mets in the 21st round before deciding on Arizona. He is from Bermuda Dunes, Calif., and led his team to a CIF title as a senior and comprised a 0.27 ERA and 12-1 record. He struck out 144 batters in 79 innings while only allowing three earned runs all season. Earman’s fastball consistently reaches 93 mph. He said he is excited for an opportunity to play as a Wildcat. “I’m out here to do a job. They brought me here to pitch and I plan on pitching my heart out and doing whatever I can to make a name for myself,“ Earman said. “I see a lot of talent in our freshmen class and a lot of hard workers. I think some of the new guys are really going to be key to where we end up this year.”

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UA ATHLETICS DIRECTOR Greg Byrne shows off the stadium during a tour he led on Aug. 1 in the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility.

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FRESHMAN MORGAN EARMAN at practice on Oct. 15. Earman was drafted in the 21st round by the New York Mets.

Earman was promised a job in the starting rotation before committing to Arizona and said that he can’t wait to be a part of this year’s rotation. The transition of going from being a high school standout to a freshman newcomer in a collegiate-level program can be challenging and poses an obstacle that prospective college baseball players face. College ball is played at a much quicker pace, has a longer season and is more demanding than baseball in high school. “It will be difficult but there are a lot of returners who I look up to. They’re already making the transition easier,” Calhoun said. “I think I will be able to rise to the occasion and step up to overcome this challenge.” Calhoun is a second baseman with a hardworking attitude and powerful swing. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 17th round before committing to Arizona. In his final year at Benicia High School, he hit .433 with six homeruns and 29 RBI, leading his team to the section championships. Calhoun possesses quick bat speed and has the ability to drive the ball to all parts of the field. His versatility offensively and defensively would add great depth to the Wildcats’ infield. — Follow Evan Rosenfeld @EvanRosenfeld17

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Arizona women’s tennis competed at the ITA Regional Tournament in San Diego over the weekend and lost the singles, doubles, quarterfinal round and round 16. In doubles, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, USC’s Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria, 8-2, defeated seniors Kim Stubbe and Lacey Smyth. USC’s Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis beat senior Akilah James and freshman Lauren Marker 8-6. On Friday, two UA doubles teams made it to the second round of 16, and in singles Stubbe advanced to the quarterfinals. James and Marker took on Cal State Fullerton’s Morgan McIntosh and Kalika Slevcove, securing the victory 8-5. Smyth and Stubbe defeated UC Santa Barbara’s Kiersten Meehan and April Scatliffe, 8-2. Stubbe won against San Diego State’s Hailey Johnson in the round of 32, 6-3, 6-0, and UCLA’s Catherine Harrison, 6-4, 6-2, in the round of 16, with her victories leading her to Saturday’s quarterfinal round. In singles play, the rest of the players garnered wins in the round of 32, but all lost to the opponents in the round of 16. James defeated USC’s Kaitlyn Christian, 6-0, 6-4, but fell to Pepperdine’s Lorraine Guillermo, 6-2, 6-2. Marker defeated San Diego State’s Tamitha Nguyen,

6-2, 7-5, but was handed a loss by USC’s Sabrina Santamaria, 6-2, 6-2. Smyth defeated Ellie Yates of USC, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5, but fell to UCLA’s Jennifer Brady, 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-1. Arizona got off to a successful start and advanced in both singles and doubles to the quarterfinal round and round of 16 on Thursday. The Wildcats had four singles players and one doubles team go undefeated on the first day of tournament play. “The team really showed up today,” said head coach Vicky Maes in a press release. “Kiki [Akilah] and Lauren had a great start in doubles and crushed their opponents. They kept the momentum going in singles, as did Lacey and Kim.” James and Marker started things off in doubles play, defeating Long Beach State’s Laura Eales and Gabriela Tilikeridisova, 8-2. In singles play, James edged out San Diego State’s Kristin Buth 6-2, 7-5, and Marker defeated Morgan Thomas from UCLA, 6-3, 6-2. Other players going undefeated on day one were Smyth and Stubbe. Smyth topped San Diego’s Marta Stojanovic, 6-1, 6-1 and Stubbe claimed victory over Hawaii’s Rebecca Faltusz, 6-1, 6-0. On Nov. 1, the Wildcats will head to Houston for the University of Houston Invitational. — Follow Brittney Smith @brittsmith14

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A. more than a few reasons why alcohol makes people look better to you. Alcohol changes your brain chemistry, body functions, and Some people call this effect “beer goggles” and there are

behaviors in ways that researchers continue to study. Here are just four ways that alcohol affects you:

1. Decreased inhibitions - For many people, alcohol serves as a “social lubricant,” making it easier to talk, dance, or hook up with a potential sexual partner – whether you are shy and introverted or a wild and crazy partier. You may find it’s easier to approach and talk to someone with some “liquid courage” fueling you. 2. Decreased vision - Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and you simply don’t see as well when you are intoxicated. Depending on the amount you drink, alcohol can affect your vision in the following ways: blurriness, double vision, decreased night vision, and impaired peripheral vision. Simply put, what you think you see isn’t always the reality. 3. Expectations - Your mindset can have a powerful influence on your moods and behavior. Research has shown that if you expect alcohol to make you feel better (or other people look better)... guess what? It can do just that! Drinking may make you feel better – at least when you begin drinking and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is in the low to moderate range (< .05 BAC) after one or two drinks. Heavy alcohol consumption often cancels out any benefits of a positive mindset. 4. Increased serotonin levels - Serotonin is a neurotransmitter associated with sleep, appetite, and pleasure (among other sensory behaviors). Alcohol consumption can temporarily increase serotonin levels. High serotonin levels can make a person feel good. When you feel good, other people may look good, too! Brain chemistry is very complex and alcohol is just one of many factors that can raise serotonin activity. Exercise, sleep, and certain foods can also increase serotonin levels and feelings of pleasure. FYI - You can avoid wearing beer goggles when you chose to drink moderately: one or two standard drinks per hour (or less).

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UA welcomes return of piano virtuoso BY Jessica Schrecker

The Daily Wildcat World-renowned pianist Lang Lang is set to take over Centennial Hall this evening in a performance that will debut the new Steinway & Sons piano brought to Centennial Hall over the summer. Referred to by many as a superstar, Lang Lang has garnered worldwide recognition for his expertise on the piano and for inspiring more than 40 million Chinese children to learn concert piano through his Lang Lang International Music Foundation, said Jo Alenson, marketing director of UApresents. “He’s had a huge impact on classical music and getting people excited about it again, especially young people,” Alenson said. Lang Lang began playing piano at age 3 and has performed in Tucson on several occasions, allowing the community early exposure to a great talent, said Chuck Tennes, executive director of UApresents. “It’s always gratifying to be able to observe the growth of an artist,” Tennes said. “The fact that he came to our attention at such a young age makes you interested in how his artistry developed, what type of repertoire he chooses to play. You’re watching a celebrity, but in this case an artist celebrity as someone you’re going to watch develop and grow over the years.”

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renowned pianist lang lang is scheduled to perform at Centennial Hall tonight. He will be the first pianist to play on UApresents’ new Steinway & Sons piano, which the company received over the summer.

This year’s concert will offer an energetic and charismatic performance big enough to fill the more than 2,500 seats in Centennial Hall. After last year’s performance was

canceled due to complications caused by Hurricane Sandy, the anticipation to hear Lang Lang play has been growing in the community, Alenson said, adding that Lang Lang’s

enthusiasm for performing sets him apart, as he actively engages his audience. “We expect that Lang Lang will fall in love with that instrument the way all the rest of us have,”

Tennes said of the new Steinway & Sons piano that will make its performance debut tonight. “This will be the piano’s first public performance. … It’s ready for primetime.” Lang Lang’s performance will consist of a sampling of his virtuosic repertoire, including selections from Mozart and 19th century Polish composer Frédéric Chopin, that will showcase his expertise and mastery, Tennes said. “Tucson is really fortunate for the wealth of cultural opportunities that we have, especially for this size of community,” Alenson said. “Lang Lang is one of those superstars, and you can’t miss an opportunity to see an artist who’s that good.” — Follow Arts reporter Jessica Schrecker @JKSchrecker

Holy Ghost! talks latest ‘Carrie’ record, smaller venues proves to Synthpop duo to play Club Congress tonight BY Kyle Mittan

The Daily Wildcat Currently in the middle of a U.S. and Canada club tour following early September’s release of its second record, New York City synthpop duo Holy Ghost! will make a stop tonight at Club Congress. The Daily Wildcat caught up with member Nick Millhiser to discuss the pair’s writing process, their club shows and the new record. DW: What did you guys do differently with Dynamics, your latest LP, versus your first, selftitled record, in terms of the recording and writing process? Millhiser: The first one felt a little more difficult. There was a much more dramatic learning curve on the first record because there was not only the challenge of writing a record, but we were also sort of trying to teach ourselves all the technical aspects of the record as well, as far as engineering and production. This time around, the technical side came relatively easy. Along with the two records, you guys have done some work remixing tracks from other artists, including Moby and MGMT. There’s an obvious difference between the two, but can you discuss the positive aspects of each? They’re totally different in the sense that when you’re writing your own stuff, there’s the challenge and the reward in having to make the thing from scratch and writing from scratch. But we both love doing remixes. The fun of doing remixes and part of what makes them a little bit easier is that you’re already given a framework to work around, and, generally speaking, we’ve only taken on remixes that were things that we liked … in their original state. So your starting point is a pretty fullyformed idea. The fun of it is that you just take it apart. You and singer Alex Frankel have known each other since elementary school. Do you think there’s a certain dynamic that comes with the two of you knowing each other for that long? Absolutely. The nature of knowing and working with

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alex frankel (left) and nick millhiser (right) make up New York electronic dance duo Holy Ghost!. The pair is scheduled to play Club Congress tonight.

somebody for that long, and I think also starting when we were so young, I think our overall skill sets have evolved to complement each other. … As much as there’s overlap in what we both contribute, I think over time we both sort of evolved to complement and highlight what the other person does or make up for what the other person lacks. It looks like most of the stops on this tour are pretty small, intimate venues. Do you guys prefer those over the festivals? I think as a general rule, we prefer club shows. One, because we get all the time we need to make sure everything is set and everything is going to work and we’re comfortable, but at the same time, with club shows you’re kind of preaching to the choir. Everyone who’s at a given club show has come specifically to see you, whereas at a festival, I feel like half the time you’re playing to people who know your stuff and the other half of the crowd is people you’re trying to win over. What’s your guys’ end goal for a crowd that attends your shows? Your music is largely upbeat, so is the idea as simple as getting a bunch of people to come out and dance for a few hours? That’s basically it. That’s

What: Holy Ghost! Where: Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. When: 8 p.m. Admission: $20, all ages usually my goal for going to a show. It’s not supposed to be an overtly heady experience in any way. We just want people to come and have a good time and there’s no grand, philosophical statement behind our live show. I hope people feel like they’ve seen something different, maybe by the nature of which we play live with the band and stuff, but people walk away with some sense of appreciation of the way we do things differently than other people. But really, that’s pretty insignificant relative to the importance of just having fun. If people don’t have fun, then we kind of haven’t done our job. — Follow Arts Editor Kyle Mittan @KyleMittan

For a film that was marketed as horror, “Carrie” seems more like a dark comedy. When I saw this film in theaters last week, there was a patron sitting in front of me who laughed at the most inopportune times. During scenes that were supposed to frighten or instill a suffocating tension, this man would lightly chuckle. Instead of growing increasingly annoyed with him for breaking the atmosphere the film tried to establish, I couldn’t help but share in his mirth at the ineptitude of the movie. A remake of the 1976 film, this modern-day adaptation has the feel of a bland pulp flick instead of an interpretation breathing new life into a classic. Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a socially awkward high school senior who is bullied by her classmates. She goes home every day to her deeply religious (read: borderline insane) “Mama” (Julianne Moore), who locks Carrie in a prayer closet under the stairs whenever she believes her daughter has sinned. In the showers after gym class on one fateful day, Carrie experiences a degrading instance of bullying at the hands of her classmates, led by queen bee Chris (Portia Doubleday). Later that day, during another prayer closet session following the bullying ordeal, Carrie apparently makes a crack in the wooden door with the power of her mind, and realizes she has telekinetic powers. To try to assauge her guilt, one of the classmates who bullied Carrie, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), tells her boyfriend (Ansel Elgort) to ask Carrie to prom. The rest, as they say, is history, as the prom dance goes from electric dance floor to hell on earth. Of all the film’s issues, the acting is the biggest. While in the high school setting, Moretz plays Carrie as if she was raised by wolves. Given her disturbingly unorthodox upbringing, it’s understandable that she’s socially awkward — but not this socially awkward. She quivers and stares with a vacant look when people talk to her. This entire mentality, though, seems to change at the drop of a hat when she’s asked to prom, as she suddenly

changes into an almost normal high school senior. Elgort, as Snell’s boyfriend, Tommy Ross, is the only young actor who consistently delivers. He’s charming, yet honest. With his upcoming leading role in the film adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” it’s clear he’s a young actor that deserves attention. Judy Greer plays gym teacher Miss Desjardin, who sympathizes with Carrie, but her character seems too over-the-top. Moore acts as the scariest force in the film, as she should be. With her long, wispy hair and gaunt, pale facial features, just the sight of her immediately puts the viewer on edge. Her internal nature matches her external appearance. Her manic beliefs possess her, and she hurriedly prays to God to save her daughter, even as her daughter is right in front of her. Her conviction that her daughter is the product of the devil is all the more frightening since we know Carrie is only a product of her mother’s misguided employment of religion. The scenes between Carrie and her mother are the best in the movie, and Moretz, to her credit, captures vulnerability and fear in such a way that we are afraid for her, not of her. In fact, it is hard to classify “Carrie” as a horror movie, oddly enough. Apart from the bloodsoaked prom climax and the eerie familial scenes between Carrie and her mama, the film is, quite simply, not scary. Unfortunately, as Halloween and the end of October steadily grow closer, it looks as if there is a dearth of horror movies coming to theaters, without the yearly installment of the “Paranormal Activity” series. “Carrie” appears to be one of the few Halloween-oriented movies lurching onto the big screen, and it doesn’t provide much consolation. The film feels like a throwaway adaptation aiming to get teens to sneak into an R-rated flick. If you’re looking to be frightened, stay in this Halloween and rent a classic instead. — Follow Arts reporter Alex Guyton @TDWildcatFilm


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