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When employers come to Tucson they really believe we have a lot to offer.

— Kasey Urquidez, associate vice president of student affairs

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The UA was recently named one of the best colleges at producing employable students. In a survey published by a French consulting group, RH Emerging , the UA was No. 124 on the list of the world’s top employable universities. The survey asked employers what factors they considered when employing university graduates, to which the most common responses in the U.S. were past experience, rankings and quality of staff and research facilities. The UA provides many resources for students to find jobs in their field after graduation. One of those resources, Wildcat JobLink , is the biggest tool UA Career Services has to offer, said Jacob Brainerd, a junior studying English and a student ambassador representing the College of Humanities. “It helps students find jobs, internships and apply for graduate school,” Brainerd said. Another resource the Career Services website offers are ideas for what to do with your degree and a resume-builder for students and recent graduates. Kasey Urquidez, associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of undergraduate admission , said UA Career Services helps connect students to employers. “I think that our Career Services does a great job about developing relationships with companies,” Urquidez said. “When employers come to Tucson, they really believe we have a lot to offer.” Interning, working or conducting research alongside professionals is what gives students the experience they need to impress future employers, said Eileen McGarry , director of UA Career Services. “Our students tend to get very engaged,” McGarry said. “From the moment they step foot on campus, we talk a lot about the importance of getting involved.” Alexis Chavez , who graduated

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ANUSHKA MOHIDEEN, REHABILITATION COUNSELING alumna, harvests olives from trees at Main Gate on Monday. The olives will be sent to Queen Creek Olive Mill to be processed and turned into olive oil as part of the LEAF project.

The UA community is working on harvesting olives on campus to be made into olive oil BY MAGGIE DRIVER

The Daily Wildcat Student and community volunteers spent Veterans Day harvesting olives on campus to be made into olive oil. Volunteers lined the sidewalk near Park Avenue and University Boulevard using rakes and standing on ladders to glean olives from the trees. Others were on the ground collecting olives from a tarp and separating them from their leaves into a bucket. Funded by the UA Green Fund,

Linking Edible Arizona Forests is working to harvest many of the olive trees on campus. Angela Knerl, a co-olive coordinator for the LEAF Project, said they asked Facilities Management not to spray chemicals on certain trees so they can be harvested. The chemical prevents trees from blooming and making fruit, which keeps the sidewalk clear of olives that passersby might step on, according to Knerl. Many of the olives from the 27 trees being harvested are Mission Olives and European Olives,

Knerl said. Melanie Lenart, an adjunct professor with the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science and the project manager of the LEAF Project, said 60 percent of the olives should be black and ripe, while 40 percent should be green in order to make olive oil. “That was another trick in trying to plan the timing of the harvest,” Lenart said. “It’s just, are the trees ready?”

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Fair to showcase study abroad options BY MAGGIE DRIVER The Daily Wildcat

Students will have the chance to learn about opportunities to continue working on their degree outside of Tucson at a Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday. The Study Abroad Fair, which will take place in the Student Union Memorial Center,will provide information about study abroad and student exchange programs, as well as financial aid. The fair will also feature tables from Campus Health Service, among other non-faculty related services. Harmony DeFazio, director of Study Abroad and Student Exchange at the UA,said the fair will teach students about UA faculty-led programs that also provide UA credit. The Arizona in Paris program, for example, offers French credit and is taught by French department faculty, DeFazio said. “For the student who wants to have a little bit of that comfort of home with them,” DeFazio said,

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STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT study abroad options at the Study Abroad Fair. The fair this year will be on Wednesday in the Student Union Memorial Center South Ballroom.

“going with the cohort of your peers and the faculty you know is a benefit.” Most faculty-led programs are in the summer, but there are a few available in the fall and spring semesters, according

to Rudo Moyo, a study abroad coordinator for the UA. There are need-based and merit-based study abroad scholarships available. Some of the benefits of the program include making friends, a better

chance for future employment, as well as resume building, according to Moyo. “It’s a life skill to be able to have that multicultural experience,” Moyo said. “It also just makes you a more tolerant person.” Computers will also be available for students who want to start their applications, DeFazio said. The fair also features a photo contest from previous study abroad students. This year, staff decided the fair would be held in the Student Union South Ballroom instead of on the Mall, like in previous years, DeFazio said. The new location makes it possible to set up computers for applications and to project photos of other students’ study abroad experiences, she said. The UA offers many other types of study abroad programs, such as a student exchange, DeFazio said. “They’re very different types of experiences,” DeFazio said. “We help the student pick the program that’s the right fit for

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Tyler Jensen Agricultural, Technology Management & Education senior I’m wondering what people think of aging. Is age just a number? No, it’s transient. Age is a number that we use as a general parameter; however, no one is, nor should be, locked into thinking that they must act a certain way or do certain things because of their age. For better or worse, we experience age like the Earth experiences temperature, constantly fluctuating and causing digressions and regressions of youth and maturity. I think this is one of the reasons we have children, so we can — if only for a moment — go back in time and feel what it used to be like. What would you consider an age or maturity fluctuation? I thought about age quite a bit over the years and one of the questions I’ve had thus far in my life is: How did we feel so old when we looked so young? I feel like I’ve learned so little about the world in the last four years, but a whole ton about myself. I remember being told I was very mature for my age when I was younger, but I thought it was just a petty compliment, but I look at some of the philosophies I was thinking about and going through, and if a kid came up to me and talked like that, I would be blown away. In fact, I had an experience with a sixth grader the other day like that. He was so into science that at first I was oversimplifying what I did as a job, until he started asking about topics covered in some of my college classes. He wasn’t a genius by any means, but he had a very mature sense of the functionality of this planet. A counterexample would be a midlife crisis, one where an adult digression into the maturity of a highschooler is a destabilizing factor. When teenagers think an adult is being petty and immature, then there could be a problem. A third counter-example would be an adult reliving their childhood — in a healthy way — by doing silly things such as making faces at a child or answering a pretend phone or my favorite, playing with Legos. For those that get it, in my opinion, they treat life and age like a yo-yo. There is a time and place for being immature, mature and somewhere in between, and there is never an absolute in this world. Never an absolute. That’s something I can get behind. But I’ve always struggled with that idea; it might — but not necessarily — entail that we can’t know anything for sure. Then again, I don’t know why that’s so scary for some people. They say the only things in life that are absolute are death and taxes, and taxes is the sarcastic one, but there are even new ideas on death and how fourth-dimensional physics is the source of our soul and consciousness. I was one of those kids who drove to have everything figured out, and then one day all the truths in this world that were foundational were broken and something amazing happened: I found the secret in life is to be happy and the rest will explain itself in time. And often enough, it is some of the funniest shit you’ll ever be allowed to witness. Ignorance is bliss and this is the reason why we get old. We figure shit out. But that doesn’t mean just because the world is far more complex than we ever thought and a much darker place than we had hoped that we should lose that childlike inhibition to life. Children are a truly wonderful thing, and no matter how old you get, you will still be able to learn something from them that you thought you had figured out decades before. This is why I think you can never define yourself by your age. It’s just a milestone along your path, your biological clock, but not your makeup.

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ALEX ROMERO, A PSYCHOLOGY SENIOR, poses for the camera on Monday afternoon by the Administration building during the Sigma Lambda Beta photoshoot, taken by film and television senior, Andres Thimgan. The fraternity hopes to start a new tradition of remembering the members of the fraternity through formal photo sessions.

HOROSCOPES Today’s birthday (11/12/13): Explore your passions, talents and dreams for the world this year. Learn and study. Assess what you love most, and then increase exposure. Your creativity takes new strides in fertile bursts this autumn and again next spring. Indulging fun like this gets romantic. A partnership levels up next July. Go with love, and the money follows. 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 7 — Don’t let technological breakdowns keep you from pursuit of a dream. You can figure out a way around them. Slow down and you notice the details. Let others worry about the big picture. Lay low. Celebrate the small successes. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Take advantage of the developing situation. Friends are there for you, and they help you soar. Return the favor. Your education and experience pay off. Don’t get so excited that you miss important steps. Haste makes waste. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — You can handle more than usual as you gain new responsibilities. Don’t throw your money around just because you have it or because there’s more work coming in. Have a private dinner with a friend. Share

valuable information. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 9 — Recognize the value of the past and lessons taught. Don’t fear the future and lessons ahead. Bring some pebbles into the forest to find your way back … if you’re so inclined as to return. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — You find satisfaction in staying busy now. The money is there. Figure an honest approach to provide well for family. Infuse it with your arts. Share something you’ve been withholding. A beneficial development knocks. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 9 — Your efforts and dedication are appreciated. Sure, there may be some bumps along the way and you may think you can do better, but it’s best to focus on accomplishments. They took something. Reinforce partnership. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Discuss money now; you have a better chance of making more. It requires dedication and motivation. Moving furniture around or renovating the house could be tempting, but it’s best to chop wood and carry water now. Get your chores done first. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Your artistic side itches to get out and

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express. You have a lot to say, so sit with it and articulate. You’ll get farther than expected when you play for the fun of it. Learn from another’s financial mistakes. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Your wit and intellect are honed and sharp. Use them to your advantage. Pay attention to what’s really being said, and avoid an argument. Learn from a wise friend. Choose the item that will last the longest. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Your talent impresses others, but watch out for jealousies. Passions can get intense. Friends offer good advice and help you find a truth. You can afford to save. You already have what you need. Share delicious food and appreciation. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 9 — Curtail impulsive spending. Focus on making new income and preparing invoices instead. New information points out the weakness of the competition. Learn from their mistakes. Provide solid value at a good price. Promote the value. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — You’re on fire and you know it. The hurdles in the way are small for you. Keep your temper anyway. Use it to get into action. Accept coaching from your partner. Inhale deeply as you exercise.

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in December 2012 with a degree in sociology , said she took advantages such as these while she was at the UA. Chavez completed a paid internship as an undergraduate and found a job through the UA Job Fair after graduation. Chavez said she appreciated the help extended to her and feels the UA provides adequate opportunities. “It did a lot to prepare me for the real world,” she said. “I really think that UA did a great job.” Brainerd said he uses the resources provided by Career Services and encourages other students to do the same. “I try to reach students to talk about what Career Services does and what we have to offer,” Brainerd said. “I didn’t know anything about Career Services before, and the amount of resources they have to offer students is practically never-ending.” McGarry said UA students are surveyed every year about what they’re looking for in the job market. “Our students stand out above the national average for wanting innovative, challenging work,” McGarry said. “More and more employers want that; they want innovators with energy.”

WHAT: Study Abroad Fair WHERE: Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom WHEN: Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. them.” Jarell Zablan, a political science freshman,said he plans to attend the fair and believes studying abroad gives students the opportunity to “enrich their favorite subject while putting it on a global scale.” “I think that [it] gives students a chance to get a more global view of themselves,” Zablan said, “and also in terms of what they’re trying to study.” — Follow Maggie Driver @Maggie_Driver

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ALEXANDER KATZ, an environmental sciences sophomore, talks with a receptionist about Wildcat Joblink at the UA Career Services Center on Wednesday. Career Services is one of many resources that helps students find jobs making the UA one of the top universities for employability.

The Nov. 8 article “First time in 99 years: UA says bye bye, bonfire” incorrectly reported that it was the first time in the history of UA Homecoming bonfires that it has been cancelled. The bonfire has been discontinued in the past and the tradition started again sometime between 1987 and 1994.

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If you could study abroad anywhere, where would you go and why? — Compiled by Ethan McSweeney

“London, because it has great sightseeing. It’s a good city with a good business world.” — Zach Wiles, pre-business freshman

“I would go to Australia, because it’s a place I’ve always wanted to travel to.” — Nicole Demaio, physiology junior

“Asia, because it’s somewhere Americans know less about. It’s more obscure.” — Liam Anderson, undeclared freshman

“Maybe Barcelona. It seems like a fun city and I speak Spanish. It’s also a good city for business.” — Lior Schingel, freshman studying pre-business and creative writing

“I would go to Belgium because that’s where most of my family lives.” — Julian Cronen, prejournalism sophomore

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ENDA deserves support of House GOP BY Jacqui Oesterblad The Daily Wildcat

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’m going to say something that I’ve never said before: I am proud of Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain. Our senators were among the 10 Republicans who crossed the aisle Thursday in a 64-32 vote to support the Employment NonDiscrimination Act (ENDA), which would make it illegal under federal law to fire or refuse to hire a person due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Call me crazy, but this strikes me as an obvious concept. You cannot fire a female employee because you discover that her maiden name was Garcia and you cannot refuse to hire a man because he lists community service at a local synagogue on his resume. But in 29 states, you can be fired for being gay, and in 33 you can be fired for being transgender or gender-nonconforming. Michael Woodward, graduate assistant for Ally Development in the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, cited an example of discrimination against a friend who began working at his current job five years ago. Everyone who started their employment at the company at the same time has since been promoted, and his supervisors now have less experience than he does. “Why is that?” Woodward said. Under ENDA, Woodward’s friend would finally have the legal right to question his employer. ENDA was first introduced in Congress in 1994,but it didn’t initially include any protections for the transgender community. The bill fell one vote short of passing the Senate in 1996, with McCain voting against. Almost 20 years later, with the addition of provisions addressing the T in LGBT, McCain has finally signed on. This was both the moral and the intelligent decision on his behalf. Republican pollster Alan Lundry found in September that 63 percent of Arizona residents support the law. He also found majorities of support in every state, amounting to twothirds of citizens nationwide. As usual, though, it seems as though the rest of the Republican party missed the memo. House Speaker John Boehner has reiterated his opposition to ENDA, in a statement issued by Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel saying, “The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs.” Yes, making it illegal to fire someone for being gay does make it easier to sue your employer when he fires you for being gay. That’s the point. The Heritage Foundation has been making an equally incomprehensible argument. The statement on its website argues, “… [ENDA] tramples First Amendment rights and unnecessarily impinges on citizens’ right to run their businesses the way they choose.” By that logic, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 tramples every day on the rights of citizens with a deeply-held moral or religious opposition to the mixing of races, and those business owners are not free to run their companies as they see fit. The Republican Party is making an argument for another era: the right of the state to compel nondiscrimination even where it conflicts with the exercise of religion has been enshrined in law. What the Republicans don’t want to say is that they just don’t want the law to apply to gay people. While there are legitimate concerns about the broad religious exemptions currently included in the bill (which would allow religious universities and hospitals to discriminate against employees with jobs unrelated to the business’s religious mission, like cafeteria or maintenance workers), ENDA is fundamentally good legislation. There’s nothing more American than ensuring everyone has the freedom to work. But perhaps more importantly for the Republicans, ENDA represents yet another wasted opportunity for them to demonstrate their place in the American mainstream. — Jacqui Oesterblad is a junior studying global studies, political science and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Follow her @joesterblad

UA should promote bike theft prevention BY Shelby Thomas

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ike theft is all too common on the UA campus as many students remain unaware of campus bike theft prevention programs. With more than 11,000 bikers on campus each day, accounting for about 20-25 percent of the student population, it is important that they are made aware of how to protect the property that they use so often. With options for students such as highsecurity bike lockers, gated enclosures, bike registration and bike valet services, administrative efforts to decrease bike theft rates is evident. Still, bike theft is such a common and overwhelming issue that raises the question of whether UA officials are doing all that they can to inform students of the options to protect their bicycles. As of Oct. 22, the University of Arizona Police Department had received 99 reports of stolen bikes during the semester. At the same time last year, 100 bikes were reported stolen, approximately 30 percent of the total bikes stolen during the 2012-2013 academic school year, according to university police records. If nearly one-third of total bikes stolen are reported missing in the first couple months of school, this indicates a breakdown in communication between students and faculty. Bill Davidson, manager of public

Your Views Online Comments In response to ‘Color-blind’ admissions unfair (by Jacqui Oesterblad, Nov. 6) The justification for racial preferences offered here — to remedy society’s racial disparities — is, to begin with, a legal nonstarter because the Supreme Court has already rejected it. And the Court was right to: There is no reason to use race as a proxy for social disadvantage since, after all, there are plenty of disadvantaged (and advantaged) people of all colors. In fact, 86 percent of the African-Americans admitted to more selective schools come from middle- or upper-class backgrounds. The article is also wrong in dismissing the mismatch problem, which is solidly established. More broadly, not only does it offer little if anything in the way of plausible benefits for using racial preferences, it ignores all the costs of such

discrimination. So here’s a list of the costs of using racial preferences in university admissions: It is personally unfair, passes over better qualified students, and sets a disturbing legal, political, and moral precedent in allowing racial discrimination; it creates resentment; it stigmatizes the socalled beneficiaries in the eyes of their classmates, teachers, and themselves, as well as future employers, clients, and patients; it mismatches African-Americans and Latinos with institutions, setting them up for failure; it fosters a victim mindset, removes the incentive for academic excellence, and encourages separatism; it compromises the academic mission of the university and lowers the overall academic quality of the student body; it creates pressure to discriminate in grading and graduation; it breeds hypocrisy within the school and encourages a scofflaw attitude among college officials; it papers over the real social problem of why so many

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more students informed, the better, and their knowledge would not only keep money in their pockets, but would also mean that more students are taking advantage of the money the UA is already spending on programs. It isn’t bike registration, bike lockers, bike enclosures or bike safety seminars that are the problem, it is the obliviousness of students regarding the existence of these programs that is hindering students’ ability to protect their property. UA alumnus Elliot Montgomery, an engineering major who graduated in 2012, analyzed campus-bicycle theft reports from 2006 to 2011 and identified September as the month when most bikes went missing. This research is further evidence that students need to be extra alert at the start of the school year when it is easy to get wrapped up and distracted by the abundance of experiences taking place. There is nothing like having your personal property stolen to stifle the beginning-of-the-year excitement. PTS officials should partner with UAPD to better inform the community of how many bikes have been stolen each month. Doing so would not only ensure that students understand the importance of bike safety, but also notify them of the options they have when protecting their property. Our university could have the most effective and impressive bike theft prevention services in the nation, but that doesn’t mean a thing if students do not take advantage of them.

information and marketing at Parking and Transportation Services, said that PTS helps inform students about bike safety and what they can do about bike theft at New Student Orientation and Residence Life move-in. “Education is the key,” Davidson said. “We need to make sure that every bike rider properly secures their bike with a good lock each and every time they are out on campus.” With such solid programs in place, administration should continue to focus on informing incoming freshmen of the importance of storing bikes properly. Information about how to use U-Locks, the safest places to park a bike and on-campus storage facilities should be a topic that is focused on more during campus tours and freshman orientation. Students should be aware of these startling statistics, as well as given the opportunity to hear firsthand stories from students who have experienced the stress of having their property stolen. While almost all of the bike lockers are being used each day, only about 30 percent of bike enclosures are used, according to Davidson. Lily Christopher, an environmental sciences sophomore, said she had her bike stolen in early September. She had owned it for a little more than two years and had secured it with a chain lock. Christopher said she did not register her bike because she was unaware that bike registration exists at the UA. Resident assistants could touch on the best strategies when it comes to storing bikes during hall meetings, not only at the beginning of the semester, but throughout the year. The

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African-Americans and Latinos are academically uncompetitive; and it gets states and schools involved in unsavory activities like deciding which racial and ethnic minorities will be favored and which ones not, and how much blood is needed to establish group membership – an untenable legal regime as America becomes an increasingly multiracial, multi-ethnic society and as individual Americans are themselves more and more likely to be multiracial and multi-ethnic (starting with our president). — rogerclegg Why is there always this assumption that minority students admitted under affirmative action are going to be “less qualified?” That, to me, speaks volumes about where rogerclegg is coming on this issue. Affirmative action allows qualified minorities to not be passed up simply because they are a minority or because they may have gone to a worse school. I fail to see the unfairness in that system. — felicity Because, statistically, the minority students admitted under affirmative action are less qualified? I mean, that’s the point. Look at

LSAT scores of minorities admitted at top law schools. Look at SAT scores of minorities admitted at top undergraduate institutions. Of course, the real irony is that the people most hurt by affirmative action are also minorities: Asians. Harvard routinely turns away very qualified Asian candidates because they’re “overrepresented.” The crazy thing is that this article seems to suggest that the court should allow racial preferences in admitting kids to colleges, which is pretty insane as a rule of law. — twentythirtyone (in response to felicity) See, we have inherently different conceptions of what “more qualified” means. Those students may have lower SAT scores coming in, but do they have lower grades going out? I think that a student who manages to get a 650 in spite of being educated in an underfunded school and being raised by uneducated parents and working 20 hours a week is both “smarter” and “more qualified” than a student who earns a 720 but grew up in a Palo Alto family in which every adult has a Master’s degree. — felicity (in response to twentythirtyone)

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POLICE BEAT BY MICAH MONTIEL The Daily Wildcat

Show me your guns

Two UA students were issued code of conduct forms for causing unintentional damage to a vehicle near the Theta Chi fraternity house at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A University of Arizona Police Department officer was called to investigate two men sitting on the balcony of the fraternity house shooting off BB guns. When the officer arrived, he saw several blue Styrofoam cups in various locations throughout the parking lot. Each cup had several small holes from the BBs. The officer spoke to the two men, who said they were pledges at the fraternity and were shooting cups. The officer then took the students to the cups and showed the placement in relation to the vehicles parked nearby. They then found a vehicle that had been hit by stray BBs. After apologizing, the students told the officer their guns were inexpensive and would be thrown away. The owner of the damaged vehicle was contacted but did not want to press charges on the students as she was a friend to both and there was minimal damage. They assured the officer that they acted alone and the fraternity did not know of their actions. A code of conduct form was sent to the Dean of Students Office on behalf of each student.

False alarm

A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday for falsely reporting an emergency response in the Coronado Residence Hall. UAPD officers responded to an emergency duress alarm that was activated from the front desk of Coronado. When the officers arrived, they spoke to the desk assistant who said a resident of the dorm had walked behind the desk while she was on duty. She told the student he could not be behind the desk and had to leave the area. As the student was leaving the area, he saw a red button and asked the desk assistant what it was for. She told him it was for immediate emergency response by police. The student said he always wanted to see what would happen if he pressed the button and then slammed his hand on it. Officers contacted the student who admitted to pressing the button and said he was just being stupid. No further legal action has been pursued.

Left behind

Two UA students were arrested for underage persons with spirituous liquor in the body at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday near the north end zone of Arizona Stadium. Earlier that evening, UAPD officers saw four men pulling blue plastic trash containers past the north end zone. The men appeared to be drunk, though officers weren’t certain. When the students saw the officers’ patrol car approaching, they ran west. Two students were caught by an officer and held back while the other two students continued to run down Highland Avenue and eventually split up. Assisting officers who ran after the students were unable to find them. During the chase, two trash containers had been knocked over and garbage was thrown all over the sidewalk. The two students being held offered to pick up the trash and replace the trash bins. While the students were speaking, officers noted that they both had watery, red eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. One student denied drinking. However, when a preliminary breath test was conducted, alcohol was present in his body. He then admitted to drinking vodka at a party at The Retreat. The other student admitted to drinking as well. Both said that they did not know where they got the alcohol from or who the two men who ran from the scene were. The students were arrested for underage drinking. They were taken to their residence at Colonial De La Paz where they were cited and released. A code of conduct form was sent to the Dean of Students Office.

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Upper Division Writing Workshop – “Controlling Long Sentences”: 4PM5PM. Physics and Atmospheric Sciences, Room 220. Joe Stefani of the Writing Skills Improvement Program will discuss “Controlling Long Sentences.” This lecture is part of a semester-long series of free workshops held every Tuesday.

Arizona Wildcats Hockey vs. Minot State. Friday, 7:30PM. Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Bear Down!

Tuesday Night Open Mic Comedy: 7:30PM to 9PM at Golden Pin Lanes. 1010 W. Miracle Mile Tucson. Enjoy Open Mic comedy in the back showroom every Tuesday night.

ATLAS Workshop – “Being a Social Justice Advocate”: 4PM-5PM. Student Union Memorial Center, Agave Room, 1303 E. University Blvd. The Applied Tailored Leadership Adventure for Success Social Justice Leadership track is designed to give participants an opportunity to learn about power, privilege and systems of oppression, as well as tools to fight social injustice. Cooking On Campus: Thanksgiving Unstuffed: 5:15-6:30 PM. Student Recreation Center. Our student and celebrity chefs will amaze you with how easy it is to make quick and simple yet tasty meals and snacks. Taste them for yourself! $5 a class or $30 for all seven classes! To register, call 520-626-3396 or visit the Rec Center’s registration desk.

Reciprocal Theory: Language, Sacred Landscape and Community: 5-6 PM. UA Student Union, Tucson Room 1303 E. University Blvd. Dr. Inés Talamantez will be the guest speaker for this event. Dr. Talamantez is a prominent scholar of Native American religious traditions. She will discuss the indifference and violence of the colonial legacy and the consequences of the loss of Native American land, language, and theologies.

TUCSON EVENTS “Our Lady of Guadalupe”: DeGrazia Gallery: 6300 N. Swan. This is a new exhibit depicting the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Mission in the Sun that DeGrazia built in her honor. Several works in ink, watercolor, encaustic, and tempera will be featured in this exhibit.

Raptor Free Flights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: 2021 N. Kinney Road. Watch native birds of prey soar in their desert habitat while learning about their behaviors and habitats. Shows are daily at 10AM and 2PM through April 20,2014. Free with admission. Butterfly Magic at Tucson Botanical Gardens: 2150 N. Alvernon Way. This exhibit runs through April of 2014 and features exotic butterflies from around the world. Exhibit is open daily from 9:30AM to 3PM. Cost is $13/$12 for students. Degrazia’s Wild Horses Exhibit: 6300 North Swan Road. Open 10AM to 4PM. This exhibit features Southwest artists, Ted Degrazia’s drawings and watercolors of wild horses. Information Compiled by Katie Greer

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News • Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Philippines struggle with typhoon impact, millions left homeless

OLIVE HARVESTING

MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE

Each story has been more heartbreaking than the last. A 44-year-old high school teacher from the destroyed provincial capital of Tacloban City recounts how she abandoned her dying daughter, stabbed by splinters of their house, which was razed by Friday’s killer Typhoon Haiyan. “‘Ma, just let go. Save yourself,’” Bernadette Tenegra was quoted as saying by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “I was holding her, and I kept telling her to hang on, that I was going to bring her up. But she just gave up.” Then there was Rogelio Mingig, 48, who instructed his wife to remain at home with their 12-year-old son and yearold daughter because he thought it would be safer. But they were trapped by rising flood waters. In a televised address on Monday night local time, President Benigno Aquino III declared a “state of national calamity,” a declaration designed to emphasize the extent of the disaster and to free up additional emergency funds. In a country with a long history of tragedy, Haiyan — called Yolanda by Filipinos — could rank as the worst-ever natural disaster. The official death toll, standing at 1,774 as of Monday night, was expected to rise to 10,000 or more, according to Filipino officials and relief workers who have surveyed the damage from the air.

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AN AERIAL PHOTO shows the scene after Typhoon Haiyan hit Leyte Province on Friday. About 4.4 million people have become homeless in areas hit by Haiyan.

“It has turned a lush tropic island into a waste land right now,” said Joe Curry, Philippines representative for Catholic Relief Services, in an interview Monday of the island of Leyte. “We’ve had so many typhoons before, but nothing compared to how intense and devastating this was.” Tacloban, a city of 220,000 that is the capital of Leyte province, was almost entirely destroyed. The city lies along the straits separating two islands and was hit first by the typhoon sweeping in from the Pacific Ocean to the east and later by waves coming in from the west. Most of the deaths were caused by surges of seawater up to 13 feet high that

witnesses described as more like a tsunami than a typhoon. “We have at least 20 to 26 typhoons a year, especially this time of the year. The storm surge in Tacloban, which is surrounded by water, that was the one thing we were not able to anticipate,” said Maj. Gen. Raul Gabriel L. Dimatatac, vice commander of the Philippine Air Force. Days before the typhoon, hundreds of thousands of people evacuated or reinforced their own homes in preparation. But even emergency shelters in schools and concrete government buildings suffered extensive damage from the winds and flood waters.

Residents described their city as in a state of “anarchy,” with no government or police. There were widespread reports of looting, not only of food and drinking water, but televisions and washing machines. So far, Aquino has resisted calls to place Tacloban and other cities with extensive looting under martial law. But the president did order hundreds of additional law enforcement officials to the area. Relief efforts so far are concentrated in Tacloban and relief officials say the needs include not just food and water, but shelter.

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Once the olives are harvested from the trees, they will be sent to Queen Creek Olive Mill to eventually be made into olive oil available next year. Harvesters were provided with supplies from various groups on campus. UA Dining Services provided 30 buckets to collect the olives, Facilities Management provided 11 ladders and the Iskashitaa Refugee Network provided some of the rakes. This is the first time the university has harvested olives systematically, according to Lenart. She added that they would like to use any money they raise from the oil to go toward helping the project. “We’re trying to find a way to support the olive harvest in the longer term without having to go to the Green Fund for every penny,” Lenart said. LEAF hopes to do another harvest next year and has put in a proposal with the Green Fund, Lenart said. Dining Services provided volunteers with lunch which included gluten-free olive bread from a local vendor. Lenart said the olive harvesting project can serve as a reminder that local and natural food is still available to people. “I think its gotten to the point where technology has made us feel so distant from the natural world,” Lenart said. “It’s a good reminder that ‘Look, I can pick this food that’s growing on trees.’” Project members visited classes informing students about the project, as well as tabled on the Mall during UA Food Day. Diana Englert, a regional development sophomore, said she found out about the olive harvesting from UA Food Day. “I thought it was a really interesting program” Englert said. “We have these trees on campus and it doesn’t seem like we do anything with them.” Englert said she didn’t even know the fruits on the ground were olives before learning about the project. “I guess it makes you more aware about what’s going on on campus.” Englert said. “There’s more than just going to class, there are programs we can get involved with.” — Follow Maggie Driver @Maggie_Driver

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SPORTS

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BASKETBALL

LONG NIGHT FOR LONG BEACH Arizona blows out the 49ers with four players each scoring at least 14 points

NUMBER OF THE DAY

16

Arizona scored 16 of the game’s final 23 points against UCLA on Saturday. The Wildcats still fell short despite the comeback and lost 31-26.

BY LUKE DELLA

The Daily Wildcat McKale Center was electric Monday night as No. 5 Arizona flexed its defensive muscles and took flight in its 91-57 victory over Long Beach State. The 49ers tried their best to hang on but the Wildcats’ athleticism was too much for LBSU as it found itself in a deep hole early. “The story here early on is Gabe York,” said Arizona head coach Sean Miller. York set the tone for Arizona (20) as he nailed four consecutive transition three pointers and continued to keep Arizona fans on their feet. York, Arizona’s rising star, finished Monday’s game with 14 points and was 4-7 from the threepoint zone. The sophomore had 12 points in the Wildcats’ season opener on Friday. But York wasn’t limited to just making baskets. Miller said he was pleased with York’s passing and defensive presence, something that he lacked last season. “He’s worked extremely hard this offseason,” Miller said. “It’s very noticeable. It’s not just in the way he’s been able to shoot the ball, which he’s always been able to do. But for him to have six assists, two steals and no turnovers is remarkable.” “He’s a pivotal part of us moving forward,” Miller added. The UA’s pressure defense forced 11 LBSU turnovers, which the Arizona offense translated into 17 points. “Defensive rebounds are the key to the fast push,” said Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski. “We go into every game with the mentality that we should get every board.” The Wildcats’ defense was too much for the 49ers, who finished the first half of Monday’s game a dismal 14 percent from the field. The shooting didn’t get much better for the Big West squad, finishing the game 17-63 from the field (27 percent). If there was one aspect of

VOLLEYBALL

SCORE CENTER TAMPA BAY DEFEATS DOLPHINS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 Miami Dolphins 19

SPURS FLY PAST PHILADELPHIA San Antonio Spurs 109 Philadelphia 76ers 85

WHERE’S WILBUR? Wilbur T. Wildcat sits in 13th place in the Capitol One Mascot Challenge. This week he is matched up against Monte of the University of Montana. TYLER BAKER/THE DAILY WILDCAT

SOPHOMORE GUARD Gabe York scored a career high 14 points in the 91-57 win over Long Beach State on Monday at McKale Center. York hit four three-pointers, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes.

Monday’s game Long Beach State could hang its hat on, it is the number of rebounds and opportunities it had. The 49ers grabbed 20 rebounds in the first half, 11 of which were on the

offense. They finished the game with 15 offensive rebounds, four more than Arizona. Miller didn’t appear too concerned about the rebounding following the game because of how

the team finished. But he said they were still going to continue to work on it. When the Wildcats did grab

BASKETBALL, 8

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

Wildcats lose first Pac-12 match

Leading receiver Hill cleared to practice

BY ROSE ALY VALENZUELA

The Daily Wildcat

VOLLEYBALL, 8

I don’t remember playing this poor other than in Colorado.

— Dave Rubio, head coach

This week, doctors have cleared junior Arizona receiver Austin Hill to practice with the team. Hill, who suffered an ACL tear in April during spring practice, was the Wildcats’ leading receiver last season. Hill caught 81 balls in 2012 for 1,364 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Following the injury, head coach Rich Rodriguez never announced a set date for Hill’s return. Rodriguez said in Monday’s press conference that there’s still no time table for Hill’s return and the final decision of when he plays is not up to him but instead team doctors and Hill himself. “Depends on how he feels personally,” Rodriguez said. “I don’t make those decisions. The trainers and doctors do.” Rodriguez said Hill is bigger, stronger, and faster. Even when Hill was healthy, Rodriguez couldn’t say if he would immediately be placed in the offense and expected to contribute. When hearing of the news that Hill was cleared to practice, fellow receiver Terrence Miller said he was pleased. “Austin is always a vocal guy in the room especially with the young guys and especially with how much they are playing,” Miller said. “He is very good at giving that post experience. He has been there before, and he has done some of the things the coaches ask of these guys to do. He has always been a help.” Whether or not Hill would consider foregoing his senior year for the NFL draft is a conversation he and Rodriguez have not yet had either. However, Rodriguez said that if the junior wanted to file the papers to get a sense of where he would be drafted that it would be a good idea.

Nov. 14 at San Diego State

FOOTBALL Nov. 16 vs. Washington State

ICE HOCKEY

BY LUKE DELLA

Nov. 15 vs. Long Beach State

The Daily Wildcat Arizona (17-9, 7-7 Pac-12) fell to No. 3 Washington (21-1, 13-1 Pac-12) in three sets to record its first Pac-12 loss at home Sunday inside McKale Center. Head coach Dave Rubio said he was disappointed with the way the match went and that there was nothing positive about it. “I think our execution was horrible and we weren’t sharp … We weren’t connecting at all,” Rubio said. “In general I think it was a pretty poor performance in our part. I don’t remember playing this poor other than in Colorado.” Juniors Madi Kingdon and Taylor Arizobal said their lack of team chemistry was also the main issue that caused the loss. Kingdon led Arizona with 15 kills. Freshman Penina Snuka earned another double-double for the season with 23 assists and 11 digs. Snuka currently leads the country with double-doubles. Washington started with the 4-0 lead forcing Arizona to go on a timeout early in the first set. The Huskies were leading the set 8-3 before they had a serving error, but Arizona didn’t take advantage. Snuka responded with a serving error while Washington had the 9-3 advantage. Washington’s defense didn’t allow Arizona to do much as the

MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Nov. 16 at UC Santa Barbara

INDOOR VOLLEYBALL Nov. 14 vs. Utah

CROSS COUNTRY Nov. 15 NCAA West Regional Championships

SWIMMING AND DIVING FILE PHOTO/THE DAILY WILDCAT

Nov. 21 Arizona Diving Invite

JUNIOR RECEIVER Austin Hill dives for the ball against Toledo on Sept. 1, 2012 at home. Hill was cleared to practice with the team after recovering from a torn ACL.

Hill, who redshirted his freshman season in 2010, is not eligible for a medical redshirt. Thus, he has only one more season of eligibility after this year. “He’s one of the best in the league as far as catching the ball and understanding coverages,” Rodriguez said. “Austin has worked really hard and he looks great.”

Future Wildcats will be bigger, more dynamic Following the Wildcats’ 3126 loss to UCLA on Saturday, players and coaches admitted to being caught off guard by the Bruins’ offensive and defensive formations. On multiple occasions UCLA’s offense featured a jumbo package that overpowered the Wildcats’ undersized defense and Rodriguez said the team isn’t where it needs to be in terms of talent and size.

Another unique difference the Bruins showed was playing offensive players on defense and vice versa. Rodriguez said that he and the coaches recruit players who they believe could potentially play on both sides of the ball. He added that in the coming years, Wildcat fans should expect the team to do that more often. Rodriguez said freshmen, such as linebackers Scooby Wright and Derrick Turituri, are potential fullbacks. The reason they haven’t done it yet is because of the risk of overloading the young Wildcats. “I thought we’d do some of it this year but we didn’t want to overload our freshman,” Rodriguez said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if several guys played a little bit of both ways within the next few years. We recruit with that in mind a little bit.” — Follow Luke Della @LukeDella

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Sports • Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SWIMMING

UA swims past UCLA BY NICOLE COUSINS

The Daily Wildcat It was the most highly-anticipated 22.74 seconds of Gracie Finnegan’s Friday. The 21-year-old senior dove into the pool at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, with 17-year-old freshman Linnea Mack of UCLA right on her toes. Knowing that these next 50 yards would determine the winner of the meet, Finnegan kicked it into turbo speed. “I couldn’t see [Mack] at all. I didn’t breathe,” Finnegan said. “I just tried to get my hand on the wall first and luckily I did.” Finnegan finished the 200-yard freestyle relay with a split time of 22.74, the fastest split of the event, to give Arizona a finishing time of 1:32.16, edging out UCLA’s A-relay team by three-hundredths of a second. The victory led the Wildcats to a 151-149 victory over the Bruins. Finnegan didn’t have to think twice about what she needed to do. She had it in her head the second she stepped up on the block. “It was so close, I was just standing there and it was a weird calm feeling like, I need to win this so we can win the meet and that’s what happened,” Finnegan said. UA narrowly led UCLA through 10 of 16 events, before UCLA’s senior Anna Senko, junior Noelle Tarazona, and freshman Ashley Tse swept the 200y individual medley race. With the two diving events completed,

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SOPHOMORE BONNIE BRANDON swims the backstroke against USC on Saturday at home. Brandon swept her individual events on both Friday and Saturday.

the fate of the dual meet rested on the nail-biting 200y freestyle relay. “I’m happy with how they competed, they competed real strongly,” said interim head coach Rick DeMont. “The relays at the end showed the heart of the team. We’ve got good heart, so I was really pleased with that.” The 200y freestyle relay team, comprised of Finnegan, sophomore Taylor Schick, senior Alana Pazevic, and sophomore Bonnie Brandon, was one of 10 individual first-place victories for Arizona. Brandon was a huge contributor for the Wildcats, also sweeping each of her individual events, the 1000y freestyle, 500y freestyle, and 200y

VOLLEYBALL FROM PAGE 7

Huskies took the 14-7 lead. Arizona tried to make a comeback when Washington led the set 19-14, forcing the Huskies to go on a timeout. The timeout worked to Washington’s advantage and the Huskies took the set 25-19. The Huskies started strong in the second set with the 3-0 lead before sophomore Olivia Magill responded with a kill to get the Wildcats going. Magill’s kill started some momentum for Arizona but Washington responded right back. Arizona called the first timeout of the set when Washington led the set 7-2. Washington’s defense was solid but Arizona showed aggressiveness on the offense and forced the Huskies on a timeout when they had the 7-5 lead.

backstroke. Senior Margo Geer also dominated her events, placing first in the 50y, 100y, and 200y freestyle, in addition to helping her 200y medley relay team of Pazevic and sophomores Emma Schoettmer — who also swept both breaststroke events — and Katja Hajdinjak dominate the race. UCLA showed promise in both the 100y and 200y butterfly events, with Tarazona and sophomore Katie Kinnear finishing 1-2 in the 200y butterfly, and sweeping the 100y race. “We’ve always been kind of good at butterfly, I don’t know why,” said UCLA head coach Cyndi Gallagher.

“But Arizona has a tradition of having a lot of great swimming and swimmers, especially with Bonnie [Brandon], Margo [Geer], and Emma [Schoettmer].” While the three had stand-out performances Friday, DeMont emphasized the unity that the team has as a whole. “They were very key components, but the team did good,” DeMont said. “That relay was impressive and we are proud of all of them.” After the win on Friday, Arizona swimming and diving was swept by USC on Saturday. USC defeated the men’s team 172-128, and the women fell in a 167-133 decision. Brandon, Geer, and Schoettmer each swept their individual events again on Saturday, recording the only eight individual victories for the women. For the men, senior Giles Smith did in fact compete in Saturday’s race even though it looked like he was suspended. He placed first in the 100y butterfly and 50y freestyle. Smith finished the 50y freestyle in 19.99, earning him a top-five time in the nation for the event. Joining Smith in individual event sweeps were junior Kevin Cordes — who won the 100y and 200y breaststroke events — and sophomore diver Rafael Quintero, who earned first in the 1-meter and 3m diving events. — Follow Nicole Cousins @cousinnicole

BASKETBALL FROM PAGE 7

a defensive rebound, they kept pushing the tempo and turned the rebounds into quick three pointers and the occasional thundering allyoop. “We’re best when we’re in the open court,” Miller said. “And the way we get in the open court is by being a great defensive team.” Arizona brought McKale to a roar when Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon brought down the roof with high-flying dunks and ally-oops. “We want to be a top 10 defense,” Johnson said. “We have a lot of people that can finish on the break.”

Postgame locker room notes

Matt Korcheck and Zach Peters are two Wildcats who made their Arizona debut Monday night and are expected to contribute throughout the season. Korcheck, a Tucson native and Sabino High School alum, entered the game late in the first half and finished with two points and two rebounds in seven minutes of game action. Kansas transfer Peters also played seven minutes but was 0-2 on the night. Gordon finished Monday’s game with 14 points and 10 rebounds, his second doubledouble in the two games this season. Sophomore forward Brandon Ashley was named Fiesta Bowl Basketball Classic Most Valuable Player after scoring 16 points. — Follow Luke Della @LukeDella

Arizona tied the set 12-12 after a kill by Kingdon. After some back and forth play, Washington took the 20-15 lead. Washington finished strong and took the set 25-20. During the third set the first timeout was called by Arizona when Washington had the 6-3 lead. Arizona battled and forced the Huskies on a timeout when they had the 8-7 lead. Sophomore Halli Amaro tied the set 8-8 with a block. The Huskies responded and had the 12-8 advantage and didn’t allow Arizona to do much with Washington’s strong defense and dropped the third set 25-18. The Wildcats have another short week on their schedule to get ready before they host Utah at 7 p.m. on Thursday at McKale Center. RYAN REVOCK/THE DAILY WILDCAT

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WASHINGTON JUNIOR outside hitter Kaleigh Nelson spikes the ball which gets by UA’s Halli Amaro (left) and Jane Croson (right) at McKale Center on Sunday.


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hockey

Wildcats split weekend with No. 1 team by joey putrelo

The Daily Wildcat Accumulating only eight points last season left a bitter taste in UA hockey sophomore forward Brennen Parker’s mouth. He wanted more than just five goals and a trio of assists. “I really struggled last year,” Parker said. “I just couldn’t find my way.” So the superstitious Parker made an adjustment he said he believed would improve his play: he switched his jersey number from 13 to nine. Over the weekend, Parker had his greatest series since becoming a Wildcat, netting a pair of goals in both games of No. 13 Arizona’s (8-8-0, 3-3 WCHL) split with No. 1 Minot

State (14-2-1). Not even halfway through the 201314 campaign, he has set career highs in points, goals, power-play goals and assists. “Oh, a lot [of credit for my success] goes to my number change,” Parker said. “I made it clear from the start when I came here this season that I was changing my number, so nine has been working for me and hopefully it will keep going.” Parker drew the opening blood of Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Beavers with his first collegiate power-play goal. In the third period, the Wildcats trailed 2-1 until the Villa Park, Calif., native beat Minot senior goalie Wyatt Waselenchuk to tie the game. That swung the momentum back to

Arizona’s side and Parker’s line-mate Andrew Murmes potted the game-winner to hand Minot State its third straight loss. It was the first time the UA had defeated a top-ranked program since joining the American Collegiate Hockey Association in 1992. “He was able bury it a couple times both games which builds his confidence,” Murmes said of Paker. “I just kept telling him, ‘Hey, find me, I’ll find you and good things will happen.’” The Beavers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on Saturday just several minutes into the first period. Parker sniped another power-play goal and shortly after put a second puck past Minot State junior goalie Riley Hengen to even the contest up again.

While Arizona fell 5-3 that night, Parker still made his presence felt against the defending ACHA national champions. “Brennen played great; that’s the player we thought we were getting when we recruited him, was this level player,” said head coach Sean Hogan. “So hopefully this sparks him and keeps him going.” After facing its third top-three opponent in six weeks, Arizona will lighten the competition by hosting ACHA Division II squad Long Beach State this weekend. “The one thing that we cannot do as a hockey team is overlook anybody, and that’s for sure,” Hogan said. — Follow Joey Putrelo @JoeyPutrelo

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short-handed Arizona Wildcats could not stop Iona guard Damika Martinez and forward Joy Adams from scoring, as the two combined for 57 of the host school’s 82 points. “Obviously, it was a disappointing loss,” Butts said. “We took control in the second half and we did a lot of good things to get that lead, but put them on the foul line and they didn’t miss. We didn’t hit anything down the stretch from the foul line and they hit a really tough shot at the end to send it into overtime.” Four Arizona players scored in double-figures to keep the Wildcats in the game. Warthen played 42 minutes and led Arizona with 22 points, 4 assists and 3 steals in the loss. Arizona takes the floor next at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday and its home opener is Nov. 20 against Stephen F. Austin.

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f I could start this review off with a sigh, I would. Not a sigh of relief, nor of fatigue, but a sigh of disappointment. However I can’t, and I’ll just start by saying that I can’t talk about “Thor: The Dark World” without a thousand confounding, logic-resistant questions bursting out of me. So this review will cover a handful of those questions.

falling out of the sky like it’s their job. In “Star Trek Into Darkness,” a mammoth of a space ship lands on Earth, hits a large body of water, and then proceeds to tear up San Francisco. In “Dark World,” a mammoth of a space ship lands on Earth, hits a large body of water, and then proceeds to tear up London. There’s one set piece in “Dark World” that is worth mentioning, and that is the finale, where Norse gods and Dark Elves and ice creatures and fighter jets and a hope for salvaging this movie randomly shift worlds via arbitrarily placed invisible portals. It’s fun to watch, but there’s no sense to any of it.

Here’s the plot: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must team up with his conniving brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to defeat the Dark Elves and their leader Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) before Malekith can unleash Aether and cloak the universe in darkness.

How does Alan Taylor, the guy who directed the pilot episode of “Mad Men” as well as multiple episode of “Game of Thrones,” direct something like this? I know directing for

Why do Marvel sequels seem so incredibly subpar to their original counterpart? I understand

that with sequels, there are usually going to be diminishing returns, but not to the extent of this superhero franchise. The original “Iron Man” back in the summer of 2008 kicked off this cowl-and-cape renaissance with an incredibly strong first installment but the second installment was just bland. Don’t even get me started on the debacle of the third one, and how it came about that both Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley took part. The same issues have happened with the “Thor” films. “Thor” was my second favorite of the Marvel movies (to “Iron Man”) , and this second film fails to live up to the first one.

Can someone please just get rid of Loki already? I know the Tumblr faithful will rain hellfire down upon me for even remotely suggesting anything against

film is entirely different than directing for TV, but I can’t say the transition was very smooth.

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Hiddleston, but I was tired of Loki from the beginning. My main gripe with Loki in the original “Thor” was that he never felt like a threatening villain. Then Joss Whedon, the director of “The Avengers” and all-around Marvel messiah, trotted him back out as the villain for “The Avengers,” where he was promptly, and unceremoniously smashed by Hulk. Now he’s back in “Dark World.” This time he’s not the main villain, but he’s still up to his old antics of trickery and betrayal. Maybe Hiddleston’s too handsome to be threatening.

Why does everybody try to be so gosh darn funny? Everyone, from

the leading heroes of Asgard to the most minor characters on Earth, crack so many jokes that they begin to drag the movie down. This is a comic book movie, so humor’s expected. However, when major dramatic plot events happen and within minutes it’s being made light of, it’s hard to take anything seriously. At least the new “Captain America” movie looks good.

Grade: C— Follow Arts reporter Alex Guyton @TDWildcatFilm

Stage comedy comes to downtown Tucson in Tucson before, which includes “Miracle on South Division The Daily Wildcat Street” is given its name from the invisible artistic energy that is said A local theater aims to bring a to be shared between audience miracle to Tucson this month that members and performers. everyone can connect with. “I think everyone can relate on “Miracle on South Division some level to it,” Claassen said. Street” will be the second “We hope that people can relate production of the 2013-2014 to it and look at the world a little season for Tucson’s Invisible differently.” Theatre, and the season’s first Calling it a “comedy with comedy. heart,” Claassen said “Miracle Written by Tom Dudzick, on South Division Street” will the production takes place in simultaneously tug on the Buffalo, N.Y., in heart-strings a working class of audience ‘Miracle on neighborhood. members while The story making them South Division follows the laugh. The show Street’ has Nowak family, a stars Toni Pressrelatable Catholic bunch Coffman, Alida themes of whose family Holguin Gunn, faith, belief, barbershop has Carley Elizabeth long been said Preston and adaptation to to be located UA business change and on holy ground, management family secrets. since Grandpa senior Seth Nowak saw a Fowler. — Gail Fitzhugh, “Miracle on South vision of the Even with no Division Street” director Virgin Mary formal training decades ago. in acting, Fowler But things said he loves begin to unravel when the truth telling stories in all forms, adding about the vision gets out. that he performed in his first For Susan Claassen, the show last spring and fell in love theater’s managing artistic with the experience. director, the play epitomizes the “I just wanted to be a part of the types of productions that the storytelling process because it’s Invisible Theatre likes to bring so powerful,” he said. “It’s been a to Tucson — ones that aren’t the blast so far.” typical production. Fowler will be playing the “We look for plays that speak to character of Jimmy, a genuine, us, that have different themes and down-to-Earth man who is the theatrical styles,” Claassen said, youngest sibling in a family of adding that the theater chooses four. plays that have never been shown “I hope [the audience will] fall BY CASEY KNOX

in love with the characters the same way I have,” Fowler said. “Miracle on South Division Street” has relatable themes of faith, belief, adaptation to change and family secrets,” said Gail Fitzhugh, the play’s director. “It’s absolutely a characterdriven comedy,” he said. “Everybody has different secrets and different things at stake. I think the universality of it is in the family dysfunction.” The primary goal with the production, Fitzhugh said, is to allow every member of the audience to find something they can identify with. “The audience is such an intricate part of the comedy,” Fitzhugh said. “I hope they’re able to relate to the themes.” — Follow Art reporter Casey Knox @Knox_Casey

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