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Honors fee disappoints students Some fail to see how the funds benefit those enrolled in the college By Savannah Martin DAILY WILDCAT
More than a year after the implementation of an honorsspecific fee, some honors students are questioning whether the benefits of the college truly outweigh the costs. Amanda Levy is a pre-neuroscience and cognitive science sophomore who lives in Yuma Residence Hall, one of the dorms for Honors College students. She said the fun, academically-charged community is something she appreciates about
being an honors student. “You’re surrounded by a lot of people who have the same academic goals you do,” she said. However, outside the community, Levy said she gains little from participating in the honors program. Once she’s a junior, she will probably withdraw from the college, she said. “I feel like the Honors College needs to overhaul a lot of what it does, because I feel like it’s a lot of recruitment and not a lot of substance,” she said. According to Arielle Cardona, a communication junior, many of the special programs and events hosted by the college ignore students studying the arts. “I always felt the Honors College
focused more on students in the sciences and math, and I went in a as a theater student,” she said. During her sophomore year, the Honors College began charging an annual membership fee of $500. For Cardona, it was already hard enough to pay for school without having to pay an additional $250 per semester. When Cardona withdrew from the Honors College her junior year, her fee was refunded and she said she used the money to pay for her textbooks. According to Patricia MacCorquodale, the dean of the Honors College, 887 students — 21 percent of the honors population — withdrew from the college during the 2010-2011 academic year. Of these students, 64 percent were continuing
undergraduates. These numbers were much lower prior to 2010 because even if students were inactive in the college, there was no cost to maintain honors status, MacCorquodale said. However, with the new fee, inactive students have a greater incentive to withdraw. Of the 279 students that have left the Honors College so far this year, 85 percent of them have been continuing students. The UA is not the only university to charge an honors fee. Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, charges a fee of $1,000 per year. The University of Oregon charges its honors students $3,000 per year. According to MacCorquodale, the fee is “part of UA’s overall budget
plan.” It is used to fund the Honors Student Council, interdisciplinary honors courses and the First Year Program, which provides classes and common readings for incoming honors freshmen. It also funds grants for honors research and study abroad, she said. Michael Weingartner, a junior studying creative writing, molecular and cellular biology, and ecology and evolutionary biology, said honors students dislike the fee because the college has failed to communicate its purpose. “It’s not always very easy to see what the Honors College is doing,” he said. “I do feel that the fee itself was, if
Alumni cash in on penny auctions
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Refugees from several foreign countries learn the basics of traveling by bicycle around Tucson. Members of the International Rescue Committee and several UA students participated in this event on Tuesday.
UA club helps refugees navigate new life with bicycle program By Savannah Martin DAILY WILDCAT
UA students are helping Tucson refugees improve their mobility and self-sufficiency through the Arizona Refugee Connection’s Bicycle Drive and Safety Event. Students, refugees and community members gathered at the International Rescue Committee headquarters on Tuesday afternoon to participate in the event. Refugees learned about bike safety and maintenance and received a donated bicycle, helmet, lock and bike lights. The Arizona Refugee Connection, a student-run group that
provides supplemental services to refugees, collaborated with the International Rescue Committee, a global organization that helps refugees start over in new locations, on the project. According to the Arizona Refugee Connection, transportation is a constant concern for many refugees and most walk, bike or take public transportation to commute throughout the city. The program aims to not only increase refugees’ mobility, but increase their employability, as well. “By providing them (refugees) with bicycles, they have an easier way of transportation and an easier way of life,” said Ethan Don, an
accounting junior and a member of the bike drive project. The event included a bike maintenance workshop and a bicycle safety class conducted by the Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program. After learning about the rules of the road, refugees went on a bike ride to test out their new wheels. According to Andrew Jenkins, volunteer coordinator for the International Rescue Committee, the program is meant to help refugees find jobs and keep them. “Most
Hispanic women honored at plaza By Samantha Munsey DAILY WILDCAT
The UA community celebrated Hispanic women with the unveiling of a tribute marker at the Women’s Plaza of Honor on Tuesday. The program, titled “Tributo a la Mujer Hispana,” was hosted by the UA’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tribute to Hispanic Women of Southern Arizona Committee and the UA Hispanic Alumni Club. It was held to commemorate the completion of the new Hispanic women section in the Women’s Plaza of Honor, located in the south portion of the plaza. “We raised the money for the tribute and wanted to celebrate finishing that and getting the bolder engraved,” said Edith Auslander, a member of the Tribute to Hispanic Women of Southern Arizona and the University of Arizona Foundation. “We did this project for the Women’s Plaza. There is
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Students and faculty converse over refreshments at “Tributo a la Mujer Hispana” at the Women’s Plaza of Honor on Tuesday. The event recognized Hispanic women.
a tribute to this plaza to African American women and Native American women, and we wanted one for Hispanic women. That is why we did it.” Proceeds collected from admission to the event will be
donated to the UA Hispanic Alumni Club, an association that has been providing scholarships to Hispanic students since 1986. Currently, the club supports 186 scholarship students at the UA. “I think the turnout has been
great and we have a lot more people than I expected,” said Diane Castro, president of the UA Hispanic Alumni Club. She went on to say the tribute marker was provided through the work of Hispanic alumni and UA community efforts. The tribute marker was unveiled by two girls in elementary school to represent the future of Hispanic women and what the club wants to accomplish. Students who are recipients of the Hispanic Alumni Scholarship were also at the event to help out and thank people for attending. “I feel it is a wonderful experience to be a part of this, especially knowing how all of the funds accumulated.” said Isabel Ortiz-Montelongo, a sophomore studying family studies and human development. “I see a lot of support, and that brings me pride to be a part of the Hispanic alumni scholarship. I see familiar faces and I am getting to know them
A pair of 2007 UA graduates launched BidTavern, a penny auction website with a twist, on Monday. Bidding fee auctions, or penny auctions, are a fairly new concept in the online shopping world, and take Brad Benites a much differ- BidTavern ent approach to co-founder the conventional online auction seen on other sites like eBay. Users purchase “bid packs,” which consist of a number of bids. Prices for individual bids typically average around 60 cents, and minimum costs for bid packs can range from $25 to $60, depending on the website. Participants then use their purchased bids to bid on an assortment of items being auctioned on the site at a given time in timed auctions.
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Roller hockey hopes to ‘blossom’ Newly recognized club offers alternative to Arizona ice hockey By Kyle Johnson DAILY WILDCAT
After brilliantly decking an opponent, the Arizona forward skates straight at the goal before sliding the puck past a helpless defender to his teammate. No, this isn’t a description of the Arizona ice hockey team; it’s a description of the Arizona roller hockey team. Two club hockey teams are now at the UA, and the newly formed roller team hopes to garner the same support as the Arizona ice hockey squad. “Thinking long term, I would love for this to just blow up and eventually be related in popularity to the ice team,” assistant captain Karl Naaf said. Unlike the Arizona ice hockey team, which began in 1979 as the Icecats and became a club team this year, the roller hockey squad has no past history to lean on. “It kind of started off as a joke,” freshman Kevin Smith said. Brian Gura, one of the presidents and a goalkeeper for the team,
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Arizona Wildcats Inline Hockey Club coach Steve Lee guides practice at Tucson Indoor Sports Center on Monday.
suggested that he and his friends start a roller team. After quickly agreeing, the small group of dormmates soon branched out, and after recruiting more teammates, they became recognized as an official club last spring, Smith said.
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Most items consist of electronics like iPads, flat-screen TVs and video game consoles, but department store gift cards and kitchen appliances are also popular, and all items start at or near $0. Each 60-cent bid, when added, applies one cent to the cost of the item and adds about 12 seconds to the auction. The process repeats until the time of the auction runs out, and the last bidder wins the item and pays the remaining amount. BidTavern, co-founded by UA graduates Caleb Donegan and Brad Benites, follows this same system, but has an additional feature that Donegan and Benites say is key to a penny auction site’s credibility. “We looked at the other penny auction websites, and we just felt that there were a lot of things that could be improved upon, such as transparency with the users,” Donegan said. BidTavern’s user system is unique among other penny auction sites, as it gives users the option to create their own profiles. “The biggest aspect with us that’s
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clients arrive with just their luggage and their will to survive,” he said. “Having your own form of transportation is empowering.” For Bal Pulami-monger, a refugee from Nepal, his new bicycle will benefit not only him, but also his family. Pulamimonger said he will use his bicycle to go grocery shopping, visit relatives and purchase medicine for his parents. Six bikes were donated Tuesday, but the program will provide 25 bicycles for refugees by the end of the semester, said
With things finally rolling, the team has all the resources it needs to become a legitimate organization. The club already has two complete rosters, a first team in the top division of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association and a
second team in the B division. “I hear talk around the events that the Western Collegiate Roller Hockey League (the league Arizona is in) has some of the best talent,” captain Alex Wisniewski said. “I’m from the Midwest area, and I’ve
different is the community, which is essentially a social network for all of our users,” Benites said. “What that does for us is it helps to create transparency by making sure that the bidders know other bidders who are bidding against them.” Donegan and Benites also have their own BidTavern profiles, making it easy for users to report concerns, as well as providing the site with an identity. “Penny auctions have kind of got a bad rap in the past because it’s pretty easy to scam somebody,” Benites said. “What we’re trying to do is remove that barrier. We don’t want it to seem like we’re hiding behind the BidTavern name.” Donegan also said there are plans to bring BidTavern to other devices like tablets, which is also something that other penny auction sites have not made an effort to do. Donegan and Benites have been friends since they were both 5 years old. They said they knew that they wanted to run a business together, but didn’t know what kind. According to Benites, the two heard an ad for a penny auction site on the radio, which helped them make their decision. After the five-month planning process,
the website opened for registration on Monday, and now has more than 200 registered users. The co-founders say growth is the main game plan from here. “At this point, we have a lot of ideas of things that we would like to implement, and right now we are taking it day by day,” Donegan said. “We do plan on holding on to the website for a while, and we do plan to grow it.” And the odds for success are on BidTavern’s side, according to Sherry Hoskinson, director of the UA’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, who said the UA’s record for successful entrepreneur graduates is one of the highest in the nation, and has been for the past 30 years. “It’s really important to have innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers and those that can support and engage with entrepreneurial, innovative thinkers to create new opportunities,” Hoskinson said. For the time being, the co-founders said they are very happy with the results after opening the site, and are excited to add to it. “It’s actually exceeded all of our expectations so far,” Donegan said. “We were just kind of blown away by how well it actually went, and … we need to maintain this.”
Sean Hanratty, a business economics junior. The refugees also received helmets, bike locks and bike lights during the program. Once they received their bicycles, the refugees learned how to put air in their tires and use a patch kit. “Obtaining a bike is the first step,” said Cindi Gilliland, the Arizona Refugee Connection’s faculty adviser. “But being able to maintain it and ride it safely and protect it from theft are also crucial.” Several departments in Tucson provided information and resources for the project, including the Pima County Department of Transportation and the Tucson Fire Department. The City of Tucson Department of Procurement
donated many of the bicycles given to participating refugees. Apukar Kadiye, a refugee who recently arrived from Kenya, said he typically takes the bus to get from place to place. Sometimes, the bus is late and he is forced to wait. Having a bicycle will make sure he can arrive on time, he said. Currently, the program primarily provides bikes to job-seeking and employed refugees, Jenkins said, but it hopes to give bikes to all refugees who come to the committee. He said the program will be ongoing, and that he wants to continue collecting donations so refugees can have the tools they need to be successful in a new place.
CORRECTION The Oct. 25 article “Undeclared students face major pressures” misspelled a student’s name. It should have read Brittany Levin. The Oct. 25 caption in the Odds & Ends section misspelled the student’s name. It should have read Matt Donahue. The Daily Wildcat regrets these errors.
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so it is not just about being here and volunteering, it’s about knowing who supports us and kind of being like a family.” The Women’s Plaza of Honor, located by Centennial Hall, started planning construction 13 years ago, and is able to build monuments and
tribute markers through donations. People who donate to the plaza are able to submit the names of women who inspire them, depending on the amount of money donated. Caryl Flinn, head of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, said if someone wants to commemorate a woman whose story is important to them, there are “plenty of donation opportunities” to do so.
seen a lot of hockey, and there is a lot of talent here.” Roller hockey isn’t just used as a training exercise for ice players in the offseason, it’s become a sport in itself. There are roller hockey hotbeds all across the South, Smith said, and Wisniewski added that the sport has grown a lot in California and Arizona. The advantages of roller hockey are particularly obvious in Tucson, because ice is hard to come by. The Tucson Convention Center, a stadium that seats more than 6,000, has the only available ice. And things are now underway for the Wildcats. They have already started the season, playing in an event in San Jose, Calif., on Oct. 15, where they lost all four games. “It was a big adjustment seeing some of these real high level teams,” Naaf said. “We definitely learned a lot. It opened our eyes a bit to it, and we just hope to progress from there.” The team’s home is the Tucson Indoor Sports Center, and while the players hope it will eventually have equal fame to the TCC, they are currently just enjoying the opportunity to play hockey for the UA. “Roller hockey, ice hockey,” Naaf said, “it’s all hockey, so we’d love to see that blossom.”
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Megan Maff, an honors freshman, studies in a room of the Yuma Residence Hall. Yuma is one of the Honors College dorms that allows its students to network with other honors students.
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not slightly misappropriated … not very well articulated.” Still, Weingartner said many honors students don’t take advantage of what the college offers. For instance, because of its small size, the Honors College is capable of bringing ideas to fruition in a way larger colleges cannot, he said. One example is the International Studies Colloquium, which began as a student idea and grew with support from the Honors College to become a set of courses offered by the geography program. Students discuss current events, politics and culture of specific regions of the world in small group settings. Weingartner himself has used the resources at the Honors College to turn his vision into reality. In late January, he started a group called the Tucson Fiction Project, which brings together students who are committed to making and showcasing new creative works. When it first began, the group had no resources with which to launch the project. “We had nothing,” Weingartner said. “We had about 10 kids and an idea.” However, Laura Berry, the associate dean of the Honors College, helped them secure a space in the Honors College where they could hold their meetings. Now, the group includes 30 to 35 students of various backgrounds who come from both inside and outside of the honors program. “If you can imagine it, the Honors College can make it happen,” Weingartner said, “but it’s not their fault if you don’t have any imagination.”
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“Good Vibrations,” an exhibition at the UA Museum of Art, explores the history of guitars and craft of guitar making. The exhibition opened on Oct. 21 and will run until January 2012.
UA Museum of Art exhibition strikes a chord with guitar lovers
By Cecelia Marshall Daily Wildcat
uitar fanatics rejoice: “Good Vibrations,” a UA Museum of Art exhibition, will celebrate the love for one of the world’s most popular instruments in a new way. The exhibition opened earlier this month, and is all about appreciating the fine craft and colorful history of guitar making. The guitar maker has the important job of choosing what aspect of the guitar body to change to create “good vibrations.” At the museum, guitars in the exhibit are arranged so that they pop out of the walls. “When you look around, they all look the same (at first),” said head museum curator Charles Guerin. But by approaching them more closely and seeing their intricacies, it becomes apparent they are all different, he said. Musicians may think it is sacrilege to nail these instruments to a wall without playing them, but Guerin devised a way for people to hear how unique each guitar sounds. Students from the UA guitar program joined with museum curators to play and record the sounds of the instruments on the wall and place them onto a music playlist. By using their own smartphones, mp3 players and iPads, or renting one from the museum, museum-goers are able to scan the barcode located on each guitar’s label. Barcode scans provide supplemental information as well as a recording of what the guitar sounds like when played. This is the first time the museum will use this technology and the exhibit will be a guinea pig, Guerin said. As more information about art and history is being put onto the Internet, the museum is merely following suit. According to Guerin, making guitars from scratch is a craft — but guitar making doesn’t get much attention because guitars are best known for their purpose — as opposed to other forms of artwork that hang on a wall. Guerin was able to talk with the local makers about different guitar building techniques, and he explained that subtle changes in the making of these guitars have a corresponding impact on how the guitars respond and sound. For
If you go When: Oct. 21-Jan. 15, 2012
Opening reception: Oct. 28 5–7 p.m.
Where: UA Museum of Art, 1031 N. Olive Road Cost: Adults-$5; children, students with ID, active military with ID and UAMA members are always free Hours: Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat. – Sun.12–4 p.m. Conact: 621-7567
example, adjusting the size of the bridges can change the sound and tone quality in the instrument. Thanks to loans from personal collections such as that of UA professor James Greenberg, 19th and 20th-century guitars make up a lot of the exhibition. “Tucson is home to a deep and rich guitar making community. Specializing in both acoustic and electric guitars, 10 of these local makers will contribute to the exhibition,” according to a release about the exhibit. “Good Vibrations” also holds the oldest modern guitar documented in history, made in 1590. The “frying pan,” which resembles its nickname, is the oldest electric string guitar. “The frying pan” begins the tour through the gallery of electric guitars. At the exhibit, visitors can experience all kinds of guitars, whether acoustic or electric, classical or contemporary. The events for the exhibit kick off this Friday with an open reception. On Nov. 3, UAMA will host a panel discussion for electric guitars as well. On Dec. 7, the UAMA will welcome Greenberg and local classical guitar makers to speak. Students in the School of Music’s guitar program will complement the evening by playing various guitars featured in the exhibit. Guerin also plans to hold Flamenco guitar concerts in early January as the exhibit closes.
Tucson’s Slaughter House frightens, delights visitors
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Pumpkins sitting on patios, gigantic candy sales at grocery stores and slutty costumes in storefront windows? Yep, it’s Halloween season. With the festivities approaching, this weekend couldn’t be a better time to explore Tucson’s best haunted house: The Slaughter House. Boasting four new haunted houses in one confined area (and with just one price of admission for all four houses), Tucson Screamers’ The Slaughter House excites and scares in ways many are unaccustomed to. This isn’t some cheap Hollywood rip-off with predictable chainsawwielding dudes guarding the exit; the four houses are based off unique ideas and offer some of the best scares in the American Southwest. True scare connoisseurs know that haunted houses offer better scares than the cinema, and that’s never been more true in Tucson now that The Slaughter House has opened. “The Boiler Room” offers an experience focused around the zombie apocalypse. It’s absolutely a breath of fresh air compared to your usual claustrophobic corn maze. The actors’ talents border on professional and both the atmosphere and impressive makeup really drive this section of the park home. Equally terrifying is “City Meats,” where the name of the park explains itself: the meaty decorations and copious amounts of blood and gore play off the claim that the ground on which the park was built used to be haunted (and still may be). A circusthemed area and a creepy mortuary round out the selections, making sure there’s a scary choice for every taste of fear. This isn’t the kind of place you go for a relaxing evening with friends, because even the most
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Live actors, complete with gruesome costumes and makeup, terrify visitors at The Slaughter House.
If you go Where: 1102 W. Grant Road When: Thursday to Sunday, Halloween night on Monday Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: General admission $21 (for all four haunts) Visit www.slaughterhousetucson.com for more information.
steel-nerved will fight the urge to take off running at least once (and if you do need a quick escape, there are panic exits throughout the haunts, just in case). In the case of The Slaughter House, wanting to run away is a good thing. For students, there’s even more incentive to go: On Thursdays and Sundays, pay just $7 per haunt in The Boiler Room, City Meats, Carnevil or Twisted Tree or get two-forone admission with a CatCard at
the door. If you don’t get all four done in one night, come back with the wristband and complete the rest at a later time. Plus, if you’re getting a bite to eat beforehand, Brushfire BBQ offers coupons for The Slaughter House, or if you’re still in need of a costume, Halloween Express also has coupon deals. And the money raised from The Slaughter House admissions goes to local and national charities such as different student organizations at Marana, Canyon Del Oro, Ironwood Ridge, Salpointe and Flowing Wells high schools, and the American Diabetes Association. For those who have grown tired of boring corn mazes and Wild West-themed haunted saloons, The Slaughter House couldn’t be a better change of pace this Halloween. With such varied attractions, Tucson finally has its premier location for scare addicts looking to get their fix in October. Like The Slaughter House says: Is it scary? Yes. Is it fun? Double yes.
ho would’ve thought that anyone could turn the life of William Shakespeare into a political thriller? Well, on Oct. 28, the release of the film “Anonymous” will do just that. The trailer advertises the movie as exciting and dramatic,sure to have viewers on the edge of their seats. Even the film’s premise is particularly interesting because the movie is based on a conspiracy theory — supposedly, Shakespeare was not the real author of the Shakespearean canon. Although “Anonymous” could very easily make a great film, it’s important to remember that the Shakespearean fringe belief is just that. In terms of literary critics, it’s virtually impossible to find an authoritative expert who will support the claim that Shakespeare’s works were written by anyone else. To quote a 2004 article by Alan Nelson, a professor of Renaissance literature at UC Berkeley: “I do not myself know of a single professor of English in the 1300-member Shakespeare Association of America who questions the identity of Shakespeare.” Even a quick online search or visit to Shakespeare’s Wikipedia page will support Nelson’s claim. So why question Shakespeare’s authorship? The debate began in the mid-1800s, as Shakespeare began to cement his reputation
as one of history’s greatest poets and playwrights. However, William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon hailed from a humble and at times obscure background. As a result, a few scholars at that time began to propose that someone of greater education and reputation, such as Francis Bacon or Christopher Marlowe, must have written the work. In “Anonymous,” the film follows the claim that Shakespeare’s true identity was that of Edward de Vere, an illegitimate but wealthy prodigy, son of Queen Elizabeth. Thus, although conspiracy theories and thrilling movies are all in good fun, the suggestion that Shakespeare didn’t write his own works indirectly stems from the belief that normal people aren’t as intelligent or capable as those of higher class or rank. According to a review in Newsweek, the film’s real Shakespeare is depicted as an uncultured, unimaginative “hick,” who could not possibly have authored the genius works, thus painting the portrait of one of the largest identity scams of all time. But whether he was “cultured,” “proper,” “civilized” or whatnot, Shakespeare is, more than likely, the true author of his own works. And he was arguably just a normal person with an incredible ability. As sensational as the conspiracy is, isn’t it much more optimistic and inspiring to believe that great masterpieces can unexpectedly come from average people? — Miranda Butler is the assistant arts editor. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pinkberry will hurt Tucson business Megan Hurley Daily Wildcat
remember the first time I had Pinkberry. I was in the heart of Manhattan, spending $3 on a small portion of frozen yogurt with three spoonfuls of ordinary ingredients. I was not so thrilled with how expensive such a small amount of yogurt was, but I did not think much of it since I was in the wonderful and pretty expensive New York City. The trip was delightful, but when I got back to Tucson, I was ready to return to life in the Old Pueblo. Cheeseburger chimichangas, root beer-flavored gelato and peanut butter French toast. Then, I discovered that Pinkberry was coming to Tucson. I could not understand why. Tucson has so many locally owned restaurants that provide treats like frozen yogurt and other healthy goodies. It initially felt like there “I do not was this betrayal have anything of the economy here. People are against Pinkstruggling to get by berry as a in our own state popular chain with their small businesses, so that stretches we outsource for across the something based entire counon superficial try, but I do popularity? I understand that like to have Pinkberry has its choices. I like benefits, but I think being able to much needs to be said about what keep money Tucson has to offer within my own already. community The Daily and know that Wildcat reported that “with the the dollars I arrival of Pinkberry spend help in early January, people within both Cactus Grill and U-Mart will the same city stop serving fro-yo as myself.” and focus more on homemade ice cream.” This is upsetting. I love Cactus Grill’s frozen yogurt. For $0.99, I can get a cone of frozen yogurt with sprinkles. Without this option or the easy-access U-Mart, it feels like I’m being forced to choose the only and most expensive choice for frozen yogurt. Just because Pinkberry is popular does not make it cheap. Why is it that on-campus food is very convenient, yet outrageously expensive? At the same time, making frozen yogurt less accessible may drive students toward this new homemade ice cream focus, demonstrating a clear disregard for the health of the students. A scoop of ice cream has more calories from fat than its frozen yogurt equivalent. College students will have way more opportunities to get the less healthy ice cream option since it is cheaper and more abundant. Restricting the availability of frozen yogurt to students may be a smart business tactic but is not a decision based on nutritional integrity. While I appreciate the many restaurants at the Student Union Memorial Center, I think that a moment needs to be taken in concern to the city around the campus. The UA is in the middle of a food paradise. So many different ethnic cuisines reside within the 520, and I honestly have to wonder why they cannot be in the food court of the student union. Tucson’s economy needs a boost and its range of widely eclectic food staples should get a shot at the big leagues. What if the tastes of Fourth Avenue could be five minutes away from the Engineering building? Who would complain if Tucson restaurants got more revenue? I do not have anything against Pinkberry as a popular chain that stretches across the entire country, but I do like to have choices. I like being able to keep money within my own community and know that the dollars I spend help people within the same city as myself. Tucson is a very closeknit town that is made up of different people, ideals and cultures. I sincerely hope that one day all of the students, both from in and out of state, get a taste of that diversity. — Megan Hurley is a journalism sophomore. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fighting on Facebook shows need for civility on Internet far more purposeful angle in heating up the conversation. When someone is angry to begin with, there are fewer natural inhibitions to be directly or passively aggressive. When there is a yelling match in the real world, the yeller receives immediate Andrew Conlogue consequences of some type. On the Internet, Daily Wildcat the combatants receive no such instant feedback on their outbursts. A sort of fight by veryone has, at some point in their life, observation may sound simple, and it is, mail occurs, in which the fighters can submit had to observe a knock-down, drag-out but the implications seem to be wider than their vitriol at their leisure, go back to their fight that does not involve them, which, expected. business and return to the next cruel remark Obviously people know that they are for some reason, they are forced to quietly when they feel like it. Some might say that communicating with real human beings watch. this could act as a good calming mechanism, on some level, but not having eyes on Whether it’s a friend and their family at but it also has the chance put even greater them seems to give people a perception of a gathering or co-workers on a heated day distance between the emotions of the two anonymity. An individual’s communication at the office, this particular event is one of opponents. A dangerous de-humanization on the Internet often receives the most the most uncomfortable social situations occurs when the person one is fighting with attention of any they make on a day-to-day to have to be involved in. Everyone hates is just a picture and a few sentences on a basis, but many treat it as emotionally and to have to be in that position, and fighting screen. unrestrainedly as a personal diary. in front of the uninvolved party generally Facebook and other such technologies There is another side to the physical elicits universal shame. It seems strange, have revolutionized the way all human isolation of conversing on the Internet. then, that it appears that these kinds of beings communicate. As with most such events are actually increasing in frequency as The colloquial statistic that 90 percent of astounding advancements, the benefits are communication is body language may be technology improves. plentiful, and they far outweigh the costs. a little high, but there is a reason everyone Count for the average person the number This does not mean, however, that the costs of fights observed firsthand, and the number reading this has heard that statistic quoted should not be productively analyzed. before. Words themselves rarely ever tell that have clogged up their newsfeeds on Incivility on the Internet may seem like a the whole story in terms of interpersonal Facebook or other social media, and it’s a small problem, but its singular nature and good bet that the latter will heavily outweigh communication. Simple phrases can mean seeming omnipresence should at the very least anything and everything, and at times the former. give humankind pause. Perhaps, like with the It is no secret that people behave badly on completely opposing things, when combined equally innovative automobile, the technology with a certain affect or facial expressions. the Internet. Any and every message board, will come first and the rules for using it When there aren’t any physical cues to pick forum or comment section will provide (traffic lights, stop signs, and indeed roads up on, however, it is left to the receiver of the themselves) will grow naturally in practice. plenty of evidence for that. The deeper communication to interpret the emotional question, as always, is why. Observation In the meantime, attempting to transfer tried timbre for themselves (emoticons aren’t indicates that people don’t say nearly and true real world etiquette to our online enough). Once the wrong interpretation as many vile things in the real world as interactions certainly couldn’t hurt. has been arrived at, and a strong emotion they type on the Internet. So what is the has been elicited as a result, it is difficult to difference between reality and cyberspace? — Andrew Conlogue is a junior studying steer the conversation back to its original The simplest answer is numerical. That is, philosophy, politics, economics and law. intention. the only actual person in the room during He can be reached at Finally, there is the opportunity for a an Internet conversation is the speaker. This email@example.com.
online comments Impersonation, not streak- Racist costumes point to ing, was the crime double standard In response to “Streaking is a prank, not a crime” (Oct. 25 issue):
In response to “Halloween no excuse for racism, ignorance” (Oct. 24 issue):
I agree with almost all of this article. A felony? Please. I probably would be in favor of a ban from the stadium for the offender. However, Ms. Monroe makes no connection between the fight and the streaker, but I don’t know if that’s the case. And that probable connection is what was dangerous and what made the streaking a big deal. The way I see it, the distraction of the streaker and the resulting losing control of the game by the refs contributed greatly to the fight. I think it is probably disingenuous of Ms. Monroe to totally ignore any connection. The players made their choices, but in football the emotions are often intense. Let’s not disrail the often tenuous hold on control the refs and the players may have with jokes. I think if he had not dressed like a ref, there would not be such a big deal. But that’s the major charge, right? Impersonation? And that’s what did the damage. — Richard Jones
Great article, I don’t live in AZ but with all the racist crap taking place there, I would never want to live there. Of course people are going to say “It’s Halloween,” people are just having fun. Usually it’s white people who are saying that, why? Because white people are the ones dressing up in racist and offensive costumes. Kristina, I think you should dress up as a white person, maybe I should also dress up as white trailer meth trash and have scars all over my face, then have a girl with me and act like she’s my incest sister. Or maybe I can dress up as a Honkey Red Neck. Of course I am not going to because those are stupid costumes and I prefer costumes where I look hot. Great article. Glad you spoke up.
What about Italians? In response to “Halloween no excuse for racism, ignorance” (Oct. 24 issue): Is there a poster with an Italian-American on there? Or is it still perfectly OK to dress up as a “guido”? Just curious.
Diversity of costumes
In response to “Halloween no excuse for racism, ignorance” (Oct. 24 issue): You’ve never seen a guido, redneck, or hipster costume? — Joao
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Big money, big fraud A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the Arizona Respiratory Center at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday in response to a report of fraudulent charges made to an employee’s purchasing card. The officer spoke with the department accountant who said one of the employees’ cards had been used to make fraudulent purchases between Oct. 15 and Oct. 17. The charges were made online and totaled $3,636.79. The accountant was notified of the fraud when the bank sent her an email. Victim’s rights forms were forwarded to UA Risk Management Services.
Harsh theft at Harshbarger A UAPD officer went to the John W. Harshbarger building at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday in response to stolen computer equipment. The officer met with the research assistant, the business manager and several graduate students. The research assistant reported that a Dell computer tower, a Samsung monitor, a wireless mouse, keyboard and several cables were stolen out of the lab’s basement. The business manager said the locks on the doors had not been changed for years and it was known by a fairly large number of people. There was no forced entry or viable fingerprints in the lab. The students told the officer that the door is occasionally propped open with a trash can when there is someone working in the area. The business manager said she has since reprogrammed the lock code. There are no suspects or witnesses.
Foiled by the phone A UAPD officer was patrolling the football game against UCLA around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday when he noticed a man staggering above the ZonaZoo section. When he approached the man, the officer noticed the man had red, watery eyes and a strong smell of alcohol coming from his mouth. The student denied drinking alcohol, as he was 18 years old. The man later admitted he had been drinking alcohol, but he had less than his friends and he wasn’t drunk. The officer told him he was under arrest and the man began to cry. He tried to contact a friend but he couldn’t remember how to unlock his phone. The man was booked into Pima County Jail for minor in possession of alcohol in body.
Not my pot, not my problem A UAPD officer went to Babcock Residence Hall at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday in response to an odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. The officer knocked on the door of the room and one of the residents answered. The man told the officer, “I know why you are here. I don’t want anything to do with it.” He explained that two hours earlier, two of his roommate’s friends showed up and smoked marijuana in the shower stall. The friends told the man that his roommate had granted them permission to use the stall for smoking. The man said this happens often and that he usually leaves the room when it does. He said he had not reported the criminal activity to avoid a confrontation with his roommate. The man consented to a search of his side of the room and no illegal items were found. The officer then contacted the man’s roommate, who denied knowing about the marijuana. He refused to allow a search of his side of the room. The incident will be investigated by UA Residence Life.
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First job proves to be unexciting As of Monday, there were 69 days left in the year. Has this year gone by pretty fast for you? Yeah. What have you done this year? I haven’t really done much. I guess the only thing I really achieved was that I got my first job.
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Where’s your first job? Is it Park Avenue Market? Yeah.
horoscopes Today’s birthday: The new moon in Scorpio shines like a special birthday present. This year you’ll be especially lucky, so take action towards your dreams. Discover hidden resources. Be generous with those who are always there for you, and share the good fortune.
How’s that working out? It’s a pretty new place. It’s okay. It gets kind of boring at times, but I just think, “I’m getting paid for it,” so I stick it out.
Aries — Today is an 8 — If you follow the Leo — Today is a 7 — It’s time to act on
Ever see anything weird going on there? No.
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instructions (and your instincts) carefully, you succeed on your first attempt. Use imagination. Focus on love, and give it away. It comes back ten-fold.
Taurus — Today is an 8 — Perfection is
possible through collaboration. Explore the idea of new partnerships, and be open to a surprising turn of events. Set down strong roots.
Gemini — Today is a 9 — There’s a lot
of energy in the air. Manage it well and your productivity will be off the charts. Get ready for more. Take an active role in your environment.
Cancer — Today is a 7 — You’re lucky in
love today. Home, friends and family delight. Do your inventory and pay bills, and then reward yourself by sharing quality time.
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the lessons you’ve learned in the past. Your serious about your strategy (but not too family is there for you when you need them. serious). Your typical sense of adaptability Move quickly. You’ve set up all the pieces. gets special appreciation now. Slow down to contemplate from a different perspective. Virgo — Today is an 8 — A creative challenge launched now could be quite Capricorn — Today is an 8 — Get clear lucrative. Your learning abilities are on about finances. Do the paperwork. A good the rise. Study hard while you play, but suggestion from an unlikely source leads to remember: no pain, no gain. a profitable venture. Social networking pays (in more ways than one). Libra — Today is a 9 — You’re learning to be successful. Continue reinventing Aquarius — Today is an 8 — Your yourself. Provide well for family. Love is the growing expertise is attracting attention. important thing. Be patient with someone Ignore this, and plow on. Minimize who isn’t. distractions to focus on getting the job done. This leads to success. Scorpio — Today is a 9 — A whole world of possibilities awaits. Choose the ones that Pisces — Today is an 8 — Clean up after light you up, for yourself and others. There’s your creative bursts of expression. Old no time for holding grudges. Dive into ideas come into renewed prominence. action wholeheartedly. Limitations ease. A dream is close to reality. Endings prompt new beginnings.
“Greek or Treat” Family Halloween Event Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This year the Order of Omega Greek Honorary is happy to announce the 11th Annual Greek or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The event will be held on First Street between Mountain and Vine. Greek or Treat is a family-friendly event hosted by the UA Fraternities & Sororities for children and their families in the UA and Tucson communities. Please join us for fun, games and of course candy! The street will be blocked and UAPD will be present to ensure the safety of you and your family. First Street between Mountain and Vine “Social Wellness” Workshop Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Whether you like to have a few really close friends or hundreds, it is crucial to be able to achieve social wellness. This workshop will focus on ways to ensure that you are addressing your own social needs. Student Union Memorial Center Room: San Pedro
Would you be prepared for a naked man running into the store? No. If a naked man ran in here right now, what would you do? I don’t know. I think I would stare and just be like, “What’s going on?”
fast facts • Jack-o’-lanterns originated from the Irish myth of Stingy Jack. • Jack-o’-lanterns are meant to scare off wandering spirits,. • In England, Ireland and Scotland, they carve large beets instead of pumpkins.
• Until 1866, jack-o’-lanterns were not associated with Halloween. • The record for the most jack-o’-lanterns lit in one place is held by the Life is Good Company, set at 30,128 lit lanterns on Oct. 31, 2006.
Not yet, right? Yeah.
Campus Event 2011 Vine Deloria Jr. Distinguished Scholars Series and Da:m Ju:k Seminar presents “Indigenous Women Activism and Scholarship in the Spirit of Vine Deloria, Jr.” Presents Dr. Jennie Joe The University of Arizona’s American Indian Studies program is proud to announce the 2011 Vine Deloria, Jr. Distinguished Scholars Series in conjunction with the Da:m Ju:k Seminar. This year’s theme is “Indigenous Women Activism and Scholarship in the Spirit of Vine Deloria, Jr.” Dr. Jennie Joe will be presenting, “Confronting Cycles of Benign Neglect: Advocating for Improving the Health of Native Peoples.” The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 26, in room 332A in the Harvill Building at 12:00 noon. The lecture is free and open to everyone. Biosphere 2 Tours Friday, September 17, 2010 - Saturday, December 31, 2011 Open daily for tours from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Biosphere 2 is located just north of Tucson in the middle of a magniﬁcent natural desert preserve at a cool elevation of nearly 4,000 feet. “Time Life Books” recently named Biosphere 2 one of the 50 must-see “Wonders of the World.” Where: 32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle, Arizona 85623 Room: Biosphere 2 Visitor Center. To make reservations: 520-838-6200 email: info@ B2science.org
“Perk Up at the Park” Picnic and Relaxation Time Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bring your friends and a blanket and have lunch in the park! Nourish body and soul with delicious food for purchase from University of Arizona Dining Services, foot and chair massage for $1 per minute and lively music from the steel pan quartet - Pan Dulce! Tour the new UA community garden just west of the park at the ribbon cutting ceremony! The park north of the Highland Garage on the corner of Mabel Street and Vine Avenue Flu Shot Clinic on UA Mall Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Haven’t gotten your ﬂu shot yet? Come to our ﬂu shot clinics on the UA Mall. This year’s ﬂu vaccine is just one shot that includes several strains of inﬂuenza, including H1N1. The cost is $15 for UA students and employees. At the Flu Shot Clinic, payment can be made by cash, check or billed to a student’s bursar’s account. Bring your CatCard to expedite payment. Can’t make it to the ﬂu shot clinics? The UA Campus Health Service offers the ﬂu vaccine 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (open at 9am on Wednesdays). Simply go to the immunizations clinic located in the urgent care on the ground ﬂoor of the Campus Health Service, which is in the Highland Commons. No appointment is needed. Admission: $15 UA Mal
Security Awareness Day Tent on the Mall Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. This year’s theme: “Pyrates in Cyberspace!” Sail with the InfoSec team on the University of Arizona Mall. Gather at our scurvy tent for great tips and valuable treasure. UA Mall
Rockin the Desert: Photographs by Baron Wolman and Lynn Goldsmith Presented by Etherton Gallery at Etherton Gallery September 10-November 12. Etherton Gallery is pleased to announce our ﬁrst show of the 2011-2012 season, Rockin the Desert: Photographs by Baron Wolman and Lynn Goldsmith. Rockin’ the Desert is Etherton Gallery’s contribution to the larger downtown celebration, Tucson Rocks! Baron Wolman, the ﬁrst photographer for Rolling Stone magazine and celebrated portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith, give us backstage passes to some of rock n’ roll’s most important moments and the legends who lived them. (520) 624-7370 135 South 6th Avenue Día de los Muertos Exhibit at Tohono Chul Park September 01, 2011 November 06, 2011,7366 North Paseo del Norte, 520-742-6455 Tohono Chul Park showcases fanciful and moving contemporary paintings, photographs, quilts, and artful works that link us as human beings in dealing with death, loss and remembrance.
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Professor, grad student talk football and rivalries Midwesterners share their big-school experiences By Emi Komiya Each week, the Daily Wildcat will chat with people on campus about Arizona and national sports.
Daily Wildcat: Are you Arizona sports fans at all? Edella Schlager: I am. I’ve been here long enough, just over 20 years. So I do pay attention to Arizona sports. Jeff Hanlon: Yeah, I just got here last year though so I’m not a big fan yet but I have been to some games. I think I just like college football and basketball and this is definitely a great school for it. Have you attended a football game recently Dr. Shlager? Schlager: I attended the UCLA game on Thursday. I was on the south end zone.
are the Packers and then in college football, the Wisconsin Badgers. Schlager: I like anything outdoors. Baseball, softball, football. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are my team.
What is the rivalry between the Badgers and the Cornhuskers? Hanlon: Nebraska just entered the Big Ten conference this year, and I was welcoming Edella’s team into the conference and we were just smack talking. It escalated to a friendly wager. We decided public humiliation would Jeff Hanlon Edella be the way to go. If the Badgers had Schlager Graduate lost I would’ve had to wear an Indiana student, School of Associate sweatshirt. (laughs). Government and professor, School Schalger: It was a beat down. Public Policy of Government Wisconsin ran all over Nebraska. But I and Public Policy stand by my Cornhuskers, it’s genetic.
What did you think of the events that broke out? Was there a sense of disappointment? Schlager: It was entertaining to watch at first and then it was distressing to see the fight break out and to know what the consequences of that would be. But also to have it break out on national television and to give the university sort of a black eye. Are college sports your sports of choice more so than professional? Hanlon: I don’t know if more so. Schlager: You’re a cheese-head. Hanlon: Yeah, I also like NFL football. My teams
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the name of the game … anything that would support that, I would be a heavy supporter.” Safety Robert Golden, who signed the petition, said that while the money that would be put away for college after eligibility
Does this rivalry and sports talk help the work atmosphere? Hanlon: I think so. It’s something we have in common. There are only a few of the students and professors alike who went to big schools like we did. It’s something fun to talk about besides academics. Schalger: It’s not really common. I imagine on a case-bycase basis students that work closely with faculty may discuss sports if they’re both fans. Do you discuss sports with your colleagues? Schlager: No, never. I can just pick on Jeff. (laughs)
is up would be nice, the extra money included in the monthly stipend would make day-today living a little easier. Golden said that Roberts first brought up the petition with a large group of players, and all were in favor. “You have bills to pay, gas from traveling back and forth from your house,” Golden said. “It’d Robert Golden help the athletes out a lot.” Football safety
only practiced in “two or three” of Arizona’s first nine practices, from page 10 according to Miller, and won’t play Thursday night due to an back injuour goal but UCLA’s size and Cal’s ry. Jacobson missed four games experience to me trump what we with the same injury last season have right now.” and has battled back issues his entire UA career. Tree out for Thursday “He has the same lower back situSenior center Alex Jacobson has ation that he’s had at least since I’ve
come here, in that it locks up and doesn’t allow him to run,” Miller said. “There will be periods of time where he can’t practice or play and then there will be periods of time where he has no problem.” Miller said Jacobson will most likely be available early next week and may play in Tuesday’s game against Humboldt State.
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NCAA talks about realignment, tighter academic standards Schools may be barred from postseason for bad grades Mcclatchy tribune
WASHINGTON — NCAA president Mark Emmert, responding to what felt like an Occupy BCS protest by the watchdog Knight Commission, Monday made it clear that his organization “does not have a role in conference affiliations and should never be in the business of telling universities what affiliations they should have.” But that declaration merely reinforced commission co-chair Brit Kirwan’s “great concerns over the fragmented governing structure” in which football powers, in seeking the most affluent league alignments, are “wreaking havoc on a number of institutions” and their non-football athletes. Kirwan is president of the university system of Maryland. During a three-hour session that included reports on the growing divide between spending on athletics and academics, Emmert announced pending requirements for stricter academic performance tied to teams’ participation in postseason play; the likelihood of “redshirting” freshmen until their grade-point averages improve and the possibility of paying some athletes up to $2,000 to bring their scholarship worth in line with the “cost of attendance.” A new floor of at least a 50-percent graduation rate, Emmert said, would have excluded seven teams from last year’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, including national champion UConn, and was cheered by Monday’s attendees. The $2,000 stipend faces some opposition, and Knight co-chair Gerald Turner, the president of Southern Methodist University, reiterated that his group “has been very strong on studentathletes being student-athletes” and will continue to oppose what he called “pay for play.” But, not surprisingly, the hottest topic for the assembled commission
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members was what Kirwan called “the dance going on with various conference realignment” powered by the urge for Bowl Championship Series eligibility and, by extension, more secure television payouts. LSU chancellor Michael Martin declared himself “not at all comfortable with what’s going on.” Beyond the financial issues, he said, it sends a bad message to students about loyalties to long-held associations with other schools. “I think,” Martin said, “we could end up with two enormous conferences, one called ESPN and the one called Fox.” Thomas Ross, new president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, said he worried about the athletes other than the one-game-a-week football players, because such teams as volleyball, tennis and soccer could be forced into long-distance travel in their new conferences, thereby cutting severely into their academic schedules. But Boise State president Robert Kustra, whose school has been cited for a possible cross-country flight into the Big East fold, argued that “this is not just about moving from one conference to another for money.” Rather, he said, it is “BCS automatic-qualifying status.” Kustra called himself “guilty as charged” on that point. “As a growing university,” he said, “I must consider not only how much TV money is there ... (but also) my ability to position the university” for higher visibility. “Until you solve the issue of the BCS, and the fact that (Division I) football is the only sport with no playoff, you’ll continue this wild, crazy push for conference realignment.” Emmert acknowledged that BCS membership is “a status symbol, important to the institution, and there’s no president in this room or elsewhere who wants to turn to his alumni and say, ‘Aw, we don’t want to be part of that.’ It’s not all greed when you say, ‘I want to make sure our athletic program is successful.’ It’s easy to oversimplify. It’s a very difficult dynamic.”
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Athletes want a piece of the pie Basketball, football players look for cut of NCAA TV revenue By Alex Williams Daily Wildcat
More than 300 college football and basketball players, including 65 from Arizona, have signed a petition asking the NCAA to take a cut out of TV revenue and use the money to help cover the full cost of attending college, the Arizona Daily Star
reported Tuesday. The petition asks that the NCAA pay for all sports-related medical expenses, protect injured athletes from losing their scholarships, grant multiyear scholarships instead of renewing them annually and raise scholarship money by about $3,200 per year — enough to cover more of the living costs that come from attending college. The petition also asks the NCAA to set aside a portion of TV revenue for football and basketball players to use to attend school once their
eligibility expires, with full access to any remaining money once they graduate. The group of UA players, led by wide receiver David Roberts, made the UA the first of five schools — Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Purdue, UCLA and Arizona — to send the petition to NCAA president Mark Emmert last week. Arizona basketball forward Solomon Hill said he hasn’t seen or signed the petition, but agreed that helping athletes graduate should be one of the NCAA’s top priorities.
“I haven’t really heard of that but it sounds like a great thing,” Hill said. “Any time you can have money to finish school it’s always a great thing.” Hill said varying costs that Solomon Hill aren’t directly Basketball related to school forward — mainly living and transportation, things that vary from person
to person — can’t be covered by the monthly stipend that athletes receive. But while Hill focused on a potential increase of the monthly stipend, head coach Sean Miller said it’s important for former athletes that have used all of their eligibility without graduating to be able to return to school and graduate. “I think any time we can have a student-athlete graduate, it’s a great success,” Miller said. “That’s
Point guard, center battles heating up By Mike Schmitz Daily Wildcat
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Freshman forward Angelo Chol (right) tries to keep Kyryl Natyazhko (left) from getting to the basket in the Red-Blue Game on Saturday. Natyzahko is competing with freshman Sidiki Johnson to start at center.
UA goalie bears brunt of struggles
Kyle Fogg, Jesse Perry and Solomon Hill will start for the Wildcats Thursday against Seattle Pacific and, barring injury or demotion, for the entire 2011-12 season. But while head coach Sean Miller has his two, three and four positions covered for the long haul, he’s still searching for the right starting point guard and center. Freshman Josiah Turner, a five-star recruit, and sophomore Jordin Mayes are duking it out for the starting point guard spot, while junior Kyryl Natyazhko and freshman Sidiki Johnson are battling to start at center. Johnson put on a clinic at the Red-Blue Game, going 7-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 from 3-point range for a team-high 18 points in 19 minutes. But Natyazhko didn’t disappoint either, scoring 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting while grabbing five boards, leaving the competition in a dead heat. “We’re not at that point where one player is the clear-cut leader,” Miller said. “I think both Sidiki and Kyryl will both get heavy minutes. Who’s going to start, who’s going to play more, it’s too early to tell and it’s not clear-cut.” The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Johnson and 6-foot11, 275-pound Natyazhko offer completely different skill sets to a Wildcats team searching for an interior presence to replace Derrick Williams. Natyazhko, who Hill said has the “upper hand,” gives Arizona a pick-and-pop threat with two years of experience under his belt. According to Hill, “everybody’s more understanding of his game” and Natyazhko is finally excelling where he’s comfortable. Johnson, on the other hand, is a banger who “wants to go down there, face up, try and drive past you and be at the rim,” Hill said. Both Johnson and Natyazhko exceeded expectations at the Red-Blue Game, and
tomorrow night’s game may go a long way in deciding who has the starting edge moving forward. Miller said freshman Angelo Chol, who will back up Perry at the four, will also be able to play some center down the road. While Johnson and Natyazhko work to land the starting center gig, Mayes and Turner continue to compete for the point guard spot. “That position is very similar to our five right now,” Miller said. “I really believe that in the next couple of weeks that will clear up.” Mayes is practicing at both the one and two, but with Fogg and Nick Johnson ahead of him at shooting guard, he’ll be able to contribute most at the point where he excelled in spurts last season. Turner could get more time early, as Miller said Mayes is still a “month behind” in terms of conditioning after undergoing foot surgery in the offseason. “When you miss in essence 10 weeks, 12 weeks, it really puts you behind,” Miller said. “And I’ve noticed Jordin, although he’s practicing every day, you can tell, I believe he’s a month away from being in the best physical shape that he can be in.”
Miller picks UCLA, Cal over UA Despite the Wildcats’ being the highest-ranked Pac-12 team — No. 16 — in the recent ESPN preseason poll, Miller likes UCLA and Cal as the conference favorites at this point in the year. The Bruins’ size and Cal’s experience are too much for a young and inexperienced Arizona team, Miller said. “I wouldn’t think that we would be the favorite,” he said. “Hopefully we can compete for the championship. That’s always
Former Wildcat Budinger honored at Red-Blue Game Forward inducted into Ring of Honor in pregame ceremony By Zack Rosenblatt
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The Arizona soccer team’s season can be summarized in a few numbers. Thirteen losses, one win, eight goals scored — 35 goals scored by the opposition. Opponents: 275 shots on goal; Arizona: 157. The Wildcats still have three games to go — all at home — but for all intents and purposes, the season is over for the Wildcats. When you take a gander at the stat sheet for the season, a quick glance says the obvious: The team does not score. That’s been a recurring problem all season. Despite the team’s record and poor performances, senior goalkeeper Ashley Jett has been nothing short of spectacular for the Wildcats. There were quite a few games that would have been a lot more lopsided than they were if not for Jett’s acrobatics in the net — see the USC and Colorado games. Even when the defense broke down, there was always confidence that Jett would be there to clean it up. Following the team’s lone victory against Oregon on Oct. 7, head coach Lisa Oyen had this to say about Jett: “She’s big time. She’s always a great leader for us back there. I’m incredibly proud of her. I’m really happy about her performance and how that was a direct result in our game tonight.” Unfortunately for Jett, wins,
losses and ties in the sport of soccer are credited to the goalkeeper on the stat sheet. So, like Arizona as a team, Jett’s record reads 1-13-2 on the season. That’s completely unfair and bordering on blasphemy. It’s safe to say that nobody on the team blames Jett for the struggles. Most players will never admit that they have given up or that they no longer have motivation. But one could understand a lack of confidence in a team that enters its final stretch with a 1-13-2 record. On the surface, the Wildcats have nothing left to play for, at least this year. But Jett is the only senior on the team. And considering all the trials and tribulations she has experienced as the goalkeeper of this Arizona squad the last few years, the rest of the Wildcats should play their hearts out to honor their senior leader. “We want there last three games to be a good ending experience for her,” junior Alex Smith said. “That’s definitely motivation for us.” In what may go down as the most disappointing season team in all of Arizona athletics this year, Ashley Jett just might be the saving grace. — Zack Rosenblatt is a junior studying journalism and Italian. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Former Arizona forwards Chase Budinger and Derrick Williams were inducted into Arizona’s Ring of Honor at the Red-Blue Game on Saturday. With a slew of NBA players in town — not to mention Williams’ help in reviving the program — Budinger’s impact is often forgotten. Budinger was a highly touted, highflying McDonald’s All-American coming out of high school. In three years playing for the Wildcats, he averaged 17 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.9 3-pointers made per game. The current Houston Rockets forward said he was humbled by Arizona’s decision to retire his number and induct him into the Ring of Honor. “It’s a big honor just sitting here and looking up at all the names here before me,” Budinger said. “It’s one heck of a group of guys, and just to be mentioned with all those guys that have already been up there is a huge honor.” The best part about his weekend in Tucson was reuniting not only with some of his former teammates, but also with other former Wildcats. “It’s a brotherhood,” Budinger said. “It’s good seeing these guys come back to catch up with them and talk about old memories. “We’re a family and (former) coach (Lute) Olson did a great job for 20-something years he was here of creating that, and Sean Miller is doing a great job as well.” While Budinger was pleased with the way current head coach Sean Miller was able to gather all the players together, he’s even more impressed with how quickly Miller has been able to turn around the basketball program.
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Former Wildcat and current Houston Rocket Chase Budinger is honored before Saturday’s Red-Blue Game. Budinger was inducted into Arizona’s Ring of Honor.
“It’s one heck of a group of guys, and just to be mentioned with all those guys that have already been up there is a huge honor.”
— Chase Budinger, former Wildcat
“I knew he was a good coach. He did a great job over there at Xavier, and I was happy he came over here, and I was very surprised at how fast he turned this program around,” Budinger said. “He’s doing a heck of a job … You saw last year how far they went in the tournament and they are going to keep doing it. Arizona is back.” Budinger was a top-scorer for the Wildcats while in college, and before he left Arizona for the NBA after his junior season, he left a mark on Tucson. Since then, he has become a solid role player for the Rockets, playing alongside fellow
former Wildcat Jordan Hill, who was also in attendance on Saturday. The rapport developed between Hill and Budinger when they were Wildcats, and that helped the duo out at the pro level, according to Budinger. “It’s been a blessing for us two to be together. What are the odds of two college players being on the same NBA team?” Budinger said. “It’s great for both of us just because we know each other so well. We know how to play with each other and where to get each other the ball.” In two seasons with Houston, Budinger has averaged 9.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 3-pointers made per game. The NBA is currently in a lockout, so Budinger has been working out in California, keeping prepared in case the season starts up soon. Until then, Budinger was just enjoying his time in Tucson. “It feels good, it’s fun,” he said. “Especially when all the fans were in the stadium.”