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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014

VOLUME 107 • ISSUE 79

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Legislature considers veterinary program BY BRITTNY MEJIA The Daily Wildcat

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CHRIS GREEN, a theater sophomore at Pima Community College, walks on stilts around the UA Mall, promoting The Cadence apartments. Green, who has trained with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, stands 9-foot-5 and wears size 20 shoes.

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With the Arizona Legislature back in session, some in the UA community are hoping a proposed veterinary medical program will become a reality. Though the UA currently allows students to spend four years taking prerequisites required for a veterinary degree, students must transfer to another school to finish their degree. The proposed program would allow students to finish their degree at the UA. This will be the second legislative session the proposed program enters since it failed to be included in Gov. Jan Brewer’s 2013-14 budget request, according to Shane Burgess, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “We’ve worked around that hurdle, and now we’re back in the Legislature again,” Burgess said. “We absolutely believe that this plan is a very good thing for Arizona as a whole. We absolutely believe it’s an exceptionally good thing for Arizonans who want to become veterinarians … but we also understand that the Legislature has a bigger job to do.” Last fall, the Arizona Board of Regents approved a $4.2 million recommendation to develop the fouryear program. Burgess said there a curriculum and plan have been worked out for the program, and it is just awaiting funding from the governor and Legislature. State Rep. Ethan Orr is working to push the program through the Legislature. Orr said for the past several months, he has been working with rural members to educate them on the importance of the UA in their communities. “This is an affordable program that

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The Pac-12 Conference is going from competitive to collaborative. The Associated Students of the University of Arizona will be sending four student representatives to Salt Lake City this week to participate in the first annual Pac-12 student leadership conference. UA student government has typically not participated in conference student leadership summits, said Morgan Abraham, president of ASUA and an engineering management senior. “The fact that we weren’t going kind of upset me,” Abraham said. “A lot of our peer institutions are in the Pac-12, and they deal with the same exact problems.” These problems include dealing with administration, the state Legislature and a student body where West Coast and East Coast personalities clash, Abraham said. The conference provides a good opportunity for students to make

connections and gain resources from those who have had similar experiences, said Chris Hargraves, assistant dean of students. The goal of the summit is to hear how other universities from the Pac-12 are running their student governments and to bring those ideas and techniques back to UA, Abraham said. The ASUA president, two vice presidents and treasurer will all attend the summit, which is being held by the student government of the University of Utah. This is the first year the University of Utah is holding the summit, Hargraves said, and it will provide an opportunity for Pac-12 student governments to see what future summits may entail. The conference was created as a way to increase communication and collaboration between schools in the Pac-12, said Sara Seastrand, vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Utah and a political science senior. “With all of the leaders of the

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Shrimp problem solved in big way a production decrease of more than half because of EMS, Fitzsimmons said. EMS occurs in very young larval shrimp, A team of UA researchers has developed affecting surrounding shrimp in their a kit that can test shrimp for a disease that hatcheries. The disease causes large amounts has been causing a global of shrimp to die off within a shrimp shortage. few days of being moved Farmers can China, Vietnam, Thailand into ponds where they are go ahead and and, most recently, Sonora, meant to grow into mature Mexico, have all been shrimp. take action to affected by the bacteria A kit developed by Don clean infected strand that causes the Lightner in the School of ponds. disease, which is known as Animal and Comparative — Kevin Fitzsimmons, early mortality syndrome, Biomedical Sciences and Director of CALS International Programs according to Kevin his team of researchers Fitzsimmons, researcher will allow shrimp hatchery and director of the College farmers to test their shrimp of Agriculture and Life Sciences International to determine if they carry the disease. Programs. “After we discovered the causative agent Thailand and Vietnam have experienced SHRIMP, 3 BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat

Eller students win accounting competition BY ELIZABETH EATON The Daily Wildcat

Four Eller College of Management students rang in the new year by winning the national PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting case competition, scoring $10,000. The team, composed of Drew Finsterwald, Spencer Shugrue, Derek Haboush and Ryan Mendoza, was selected to advance to the semifinals out of 11 other UA teams. The competition saw a total of 2,200 students in 500 teams from 43 universities participating. PwC holds the national case competition each year, according to Finsterwald, an accounting and management information systems senior. “They give you a different business plan of a certain industry. Like, this year it was biofuel, and you’re supposed to recommend whether they should go through with the

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SPOT Liam Leonard, architecture major Why did you decide to grow your hair long? Primarily because I’m lazy. What are you most excited for this semester? Ummm … buildings.

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ERICA AGUIRRE (left), a public health senior, asks Dilip Naik about a dress. Naik has sold handwoven, organic cotton fabrics from India at the UA for 22 years. His booth will be in front of the Old Chemistry building until Friday.

FAST FACTS This is the 30th Anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival.

Can you please elaborate on that? I’m an architecture major, and so the buildings that we are doing this semester are dwellings, and I just love doing that. Any extracurricular activities that you are excited for? Sleep.

So, someone made this? Or … what was it? We have no idea; we have no idea how long it’s been there. Could’ve been there for years and we just never noticed. Just a turd-shaped piece of concrete painted brown.

Buildings and sleep. Okay then.

Catdance Film Festival honored the best cat films of the year on Saturday of Sundance. It featured the most popular feline-oriented YouTube videos and films that were simply the cat’s meow.

Famous movies that premiered at past festivals include “Clerks,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and “Saw”.

The name of the festival derived from founder Robert Redford and his movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen happen in one of your classes? So, all last semester there was this concrete turd up on the ductwork in one of my classrooms, and no one noticed it until the last two weeks of school. All of a sudden, someone just looked up and there is just this big ass turd up on the ductwork, and so everyone is just, like, “What the hell is that?” We go and we are climbing up on the tables trying to get it down. Finally, we get it — and it’s actually still in the studio; one of the guys kept it.

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Overheard on Campus Overhear something weird, crazy or bizarre on campus? Contact the Daily Wildcat and let us know! Tweet at @dailywildcat or email arts@wildcat.arizona.edu CORRECTION In the Odds & Ends section of the Daily Wildcat on Tuesday, the caption of the photo incorrectly identified the women’s basketball game vs. Cal as being on Jan. 15. The game was on Monday. The Daily Wildcat regrets the error.

HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (01/22/14): Maximum personal and financial success this year comes from infusing passion at work and at home. Consider what you enjoy and love. Balance freedom and commitment, especially with young people. Around the June 10 eclipse, a new romantic door opens. Your health grows stronger with care. Act to realize a dream. Follow your heart and spirit. Inspire others. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Watch out for conflicting orders. Work interferes with travel plans. Stay skeptical of a hard sell. Adjustments are required. Think fast and solve the problem. Let the chips fall where they may. Take the high road (home to rest).

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Insight comes gradually. Put in a correction. After a disagreement about household matters, get the new agreement in writing; it doesn’t require frills. Test your routines and make adjustments as necessary.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Sudden insight impacts creative activities. A proposition could get expensive. It’s an awkward time for travel, risks or negotiations. Save that visit to a romantic destination for later. Others vie for your attention. Don’t flash your money. Priorities present themselves.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Increase your savings initiative. Small steps add up. Consider the future, and set inspiring goals. Don’t try a new trick yet, or make foolish promises. You don’t have to be the big spender. Enjoy peace and quiet.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Take on more responsibility. Change your environment and wardrobe to reflect the new you. A rude awakening could occur when complications arise. Playing fair is better. A party ensues after you work things out.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Stand up for what’s right. You can afford to be generous. Take on a new creative challenge. Invest in your home. Do all the factors balance? Don’t be hasty. Consider all options. Plug a hole.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Jump-start an event. Travel looks adventuresome today and tomorrow, but the possibility of error is high. Share secrets behind closed doors. Consider the consequences. Anticipate disagreement, and have backup options. Take regular small actions. Your status rises.

Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Don’t start more work yet, or take romantic risks. Victory is uncertain at best. Revise the plan. You’re attracting attention. Passion lies around the corner. Check orders for changes. Only fools rush in. Collect more opinions. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Keep your objective in mind. Emotions guide your decisions. Work with a dream image for a flash of insight. You’re the one with good sense. Others agree. Relish the moment. Reward yourself with simple home-cooked pleasures.

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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Keep costs low, as you may need to put in more time than budgeted. Coordinate schedules and tasks with the team. Repair something neglected. Watch out for surprises. Move slowly to avoid accidents. Slouch on the couch.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Bring your partner along. Steer your companion away from an overpriced purchase. Listen carefully. Don’t be intimidated. You get unusual results. If serenity gets disrupted, take time out. Relax with fun and games at home.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Don’t overextend or throw your money around. Provide compassion and listening more than funding. Don’t try out a new idea yet. Take time to care for yourself; others can handle themselves. Focus on abundance.

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The Daily Wildcat • 3 of what it typically costs for other veterinary programs and added that the program is designed to shorten the time between high school and graduation, giving students the chance to earn money four to six years earlier than they would have otherwise. Andrew Comrie, UA Provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, said the university is looking for multiple sources of support for the program. He added that staff is actively trying to work with legislators to see if and when there might be support for the program. “We know it’s something that many people out in the state have asked for, including some

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student bodies within the Pac-12, we want to be unified and find ways to strengthen one another,” Seastrand said. “To share ideas, initiatives and challenges from each of our institutions — that’s really the goal of the summit.” The schedule for the threeday conference includes presentations from each of the student governments, breakout sessions to encourage discussions between university representatives and talks with prominent figures such as USA Today White House Correspondent Susan Page. “The main focus of our presentation is our programs and services and how effective they are and how many students utilize them,” Abraham said. Abraham said he hopes to learn more about defending ideas to the administration and amplifying student voices from the other universities that are attending. “Schools like UC Berkeley, University of Oregon … they’re really good at getting students on board, and they get what they want,” Abraham said. “I’m really excited to hear their ideas.” Abraham said ASUA will be focusing on lobbying for student needs, in addition to looking for ways to improve the programs at the UA. “We’re always looking to increase and expand our programs and services,” Abraham said. “If we find that a school is doing something else that is just an unbelievable idea and we aren’t doing it … we’ll start looking into it.” Seastrand said there are already universities interested in hosting the summit in future years, as well as sponsors, like The New York Times in Leadership program, that are interested in funding the summit. The number-one goal for the conference is to create a sense of solidarity between the Pac-12 universities, Seastrand said. “One of the most important [ideals] is just the community that it’ll provide for our conference,” Seastrand said. “Having a place where we can meet can really unite all those student bodies within the Pac-12.”

more students can go for, but it’s also important for our state economy,” Orr said. “This kind of furthers, in my mind, the idea that the University of Arizona is a resource to the entire state.” There is no publicly funded program like this in the state, and Burgess said the program would not only help boost the number of veterinarians in Arizona, but also cut down on the amount of years required to become a veterinarian, as well as decrease the average debt load for veterinary students. Burgess said the cost of the program would be close to a third

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business plan and invest in this company, or if they should not, or you can come up with a different solution, an alternative business plan,” Finsterwald said. Once the team was selected to move on, a video of its performance was submitted anonymously to the national office for PwC. From the pool of 43 semifinalists, Finsterwald’s team was chosen as one of five finalists. The competition finals were held in New York from Jan. 2-3, where the teams were asked to present their business recommendations in front of a panel of judges Courtesy of Eller College of Management ­— and faced a surprise twist, according to ELLER STUDENTS Ryan Mendoza, Andrew Finsterwald, Derek Finsterwald. “The big curveball that came in was that five Haboush and Spencer Shugrue won a contest worth $10,000. minutes before presentation, they came and gave us new information. … We were supposed threatened by us,” Haboush said of the team’s to change our financial statements in the five competition: Villanova University, the University minutes before we walked in,” Finsterwald said. of Washington, Wake Forest University and the According to the members of the team, it was University of Illinois. confidence that helped them Fonte said the team’s victory succeed. should serve to bolster the “We had the mindset that We had the reputation of Eller College and we’re not leaving without the UA. mindset winning,” said Haboush, a The recognition has led to that we’re finance sophomore. “We came opportunities for the students as not leaving out of the school [competition] well. Finsterwald was offered an without doing fist pumps.” internship with PwC as a result of The team’s faculty adviser, winning. the team’s victory. — Derek Haboush, Joe Fonte, shared the students’ “Winning something like this finance sophomore conviction. can kind of leverage your way into “I was absolutely sure that an Ivy League school. … It’s very they were going to win,” Fonte big,” Finsterwald said. said. “I have never seen a group of students Fonte said he was proud of the students’ who were so determined to win a competition efforts and that it was a good representation of and win it in a manner where they had every Eller College. base covered and where every one of the team “The team was, I think, indicative of the quality members knew everything about the case. … of the students that we have here at the business They were seamless in their presentation.” school,” Fonte said. “They’re just outstanding What made the victory even sweeter for the students and outstanding people.” team members was how their opponents had underestimated them, Haboush said. “They kind of looked down on us, and — Follow Elizabeth Eaton we could definitely tell that they weren’t @Liz_Eaton95

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of EMS in early 2013, we have been working on developing a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for the EMS bacteria,” said Loc Tran, a UA alumnus who did his dissertation on this issue, in an email. According to Tran, the testing kit will ultimately detect a unique DNA sequence found in EMS to determine whether or not the shrimp are infected. The kit is available now for roughly $10. The team of researchers will continue to work on restoring the shrimp population. The team members will visit India, various parts of the Middle East, Asia, Mexico and more to inform farmers about the disease and how to detect it. Lightner used Tech Launch Arizona, the UA’s commercialization office, to reach an agreement with GeneReach Biotechnology Corp. GeneReach will produce, distribute and commercialize the product, according to Doug Hockstad, director of Tech Transfer Arizona, the licensing department within Tech Launch Arizona. “We’ve essentially licensed the ideas and everything involved in making this product happen to [GeneReach] so they can now manufacture it,” said Paul Tumarkin, marketing and communications manager of Tech Launch Arizona. GeneReach is a well-known PCR kit producer based out of Taiwan, Tran said. “They [GeneReach] market, develop and sell the product and then pay the university a royalty based on their sales,” Hockstad said. “This is a way to reward inventors for their work — through a royalty distribution policy structure that universities have, not only UA, stating where the money goes, most of it being to inventors.” The testing kit is important in a couple of ways, according to Fitzsimmons. “Hatchery farmers can find out if their broodstock are infected so they can make sure they don’t further spread the disease, which is very critical,” Fitzsimmons said, “and farmers can go ahead and take action to clean infected ponds.”

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Elusive prof must be stopped BY Logan Rogers The Daily Wildcat

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e just finished our first week of a new semester —­aka syllabus week. Containing all the fun of college without the annoyance of homework, syllabus week is a time to just hang out and catch up with your peeps before school gets too serious. Everyone talks about their break, shows off their presents and pretends they actually did something exciting over the holidays besides listening to drunken uncles argue. Out-of-state students unsuccessfully try to impress their Arizonan friends by telling bone-chilling stories about surviving the polar vortex. Despite these slight annoyances, syllabus week is — overall — a joyful time when some students enjoy fulfilling their New Year’s resolutions and other students have even more fun breaking theirs. However, there is one constant problem for students figuring out their new semester class schedules during syllabus week. For dozens and dozens of lower-level, beginning survey courses, the professor is always listed as a mysterious instructor named “Staff.” I don’t know much about this Professor Staff. I don’t know if this phantom professor is a man or a woman. But — at the risk of being accused of sexism — I will refer to him as a man, because I prefer picturing him as a balding, middle-aged fellow in a tweed jacket with elbow patches. I’m sure he has an unnatural, grayish, zombie-like skin tone and deep circles under his eyes. Fear not, for he is not actually one of the walking dead — although he is suspiciously interested in students’ brains. He simply never sleeps because he has to prepare for so many classes. At first, I felt sorry for Staff. I thought the university was cruelly exploiting him. Why is Staff being assigned so many classes in so many different departments? I thought to myself, “This long-suffering man deserves our admiration (and a long vacation).” My sympathy turned to disgust, though, when I realized that Staff can’t be let off the hook for his role in maintaining such a psychotic course load. Slavery is illegal in Arizona (last time I checked), therefore Staff can quit his job any time. Any reasonable employee would refuse to teach hundreds of classes. But Staff is not reasonable. Staff is clearly an egomaniac who somehow believes he is qualified to simultaneously teach introductory courses in physiology, Russian literature, organic chemistry, Chicano studies and dozens of other subjects. Any sane person with that much knowledge would be getting rich as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” He would not be spending his life giving pop quizzes to hungover college freshmen. Staff may think he knows everything, but I suspect he’s actually a hack faking his way through countless classes by putting in the minimal possible teaching effort. I’m sure many of his students plan to fight fire with fire by putting in the minimal possible learning effort. That will show him! Please notify me if you see Staff as he trudges joylessly from class to class for all eternity. I am Captain Ahab, and he is my white whale. I must find him. Someone needs to confront this teaching zombie and let him know that his overly ambitious teaching plans have gone too far. Just as someone should have told Napoleon to stop invading various European countries, someone must tell Staff to stop invading introductory courses in various academic departments. But my criticism of nameless, faceless Professor Staff does not in any way apply to all the graduate student and adjunct professors with actual names and faces who teach low-level survey courses. I don’t have the heart to criticize them. They are assigned several thousand pages of reading per week, they have to teach hundreds of students, they have almost no time for socializing or exercising and they must somehow survive on a diet of stale pizza and ramen noodles. I hope you all appreciate having a syllabus week while you still can, because you might decide to go to grad school someday. Then you’ll become the one person who actually reads every word of the syllabus: the unlucky bastard who has to write it. Disclaimer: As a general rule, nothing in Logan Rogers’ columns should be taken seriously. — Logan Rogers is a second-year law student. Follow him @DailyWildcat

Judge’s ruling keeps times a-changin’ for Oklahoma BY Eleanor ferguson The Daily Wildcat

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n Jan. 14, Judge Terence Kern of the U.S. District Court ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. According to one of the state’s constitutional amendments, only marriage between a man and a woman is recognizable in the state. However, Kern struck this provision down, saying that it violates the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause by attempting to deny a specific group of people the governmental perks of marriage. Although the ruling will not be enforced until appeals have been heard, Kern’s decision is a step in the right direction. Denying citizens their basic right to marriage because of their sexual orientation should be a thing of the past. Recent attempts to block gay marriage are reminiscent of 20th century interracial marriage bans, which today’s more tolerant society looks upon with strong distaste. The 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia dealt with the state of Virginia’s ban on

shall abridge the privileges or marriages between interracial immunities of citizens of the couples. Those who ignored this ban were charged with committing United States … nor deny to any a felony and could be jailed for one person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” to five years. Despite this, Oklahoma Gov. Chief Justice Earl Warren Mary Fallin disagreed with Kern’s delivered the Court’s opinion decision, arguing that it ignores on the case, declaring the ban the votes of unconstitutional three-quarters on the grounds that of those in it violated the 14th While some the state who Amendment. Justice disapprove wish to keep Stewart delivered a of judicial marriage solely concurring opinion, activism, it has between a saying, “It is simply irrevocably man and a not possible for shaped our woman. Some a state law to be believe that valid under our nation for the government Constitution which better. officials should makes the criminality act according of an act depend to their upon the race of the constituents’ actor.” views and existing law. Others Such should be the view on believe that officials should make gay marriage bans, which make the wisest possible decisions an act criminal based on sexual regardless of the views of their orientation. Legally, marriage constituents. Kern’s ruling is a between two people should not good example of the latter, often be banned simply because they called judicial activism. are not heterosexual. All citizens But in some ways, his decision deserve the same basic rights and to declare Oklahoma’s gay protections regardless of their distinguishing characteristics. Our marriage ban unconstitutional is not radical at all. More states Constitution plays an important continue to allow gay marriage; role in defining the marriage Kern seemed to recognize this issue, providing guidance for the trend and made the best decision best course of action. According for the nation as a whole, looking to Section One of the 14th at the well-being of 50 states Amendment: “no State shall rather than just one. make or enforce any law which

While some disapprove of judicial activism, it has irrevocably shaped our nation for the better. Brown v. Board of Education, for example, was a case in which the majority of citizens in some states wanted the tradition of segregation to continue, but the Court ruled in favor of Brown as well as of African-American children everywhere. Though unpopular, this decision ultimately helped pave the way for African-Americans to improve their lives and reap the full benefits they deserve as citizens. Opponents of gay marriage should not be allowed to take away the basic rights of LGBT people to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Such denials were the reason for the creation of the Constitution and our representative government. The government’s role is to take into account all angles of an issue and attempt to see how all groups of people will be affected by its decisions. Supporting the narrowminded opinions of those who fear and dislike gay rights now will only lead to more narrowminded, prejudiced decisions in the future.

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Students of the Pac-12 comment on birth control mandates, Palestinian education and conquering depression “ASA right to support Palestinian equality” by Yasmeen Serhan The Dec. 16 vote by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions has been met with widespread criticism, with many university presidents — including USC’s own President C. L. Max Nikias — publicly denouncing the boycott. Most of this criticism, however, is based on a flawed understanding of what the boycott is all about. As the ASA’s public statement reads, the academic boycott seeks to protest “the illegal occupation of Palestine, and the infringements of the right to education of Palestinian students and the academic freedom of Palestinian scholars and students in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel.” Such a resolution is not an attack on academic freedom. Rather, it is precisely the repeated denial of scholarly freedom to Palestinians living under occupation that makes such a resolution all the more necessary. The Daily Trojan University of Southern California

“Depression is not punishment for inferiority, weakness” by Tyler Pike By last spring term I had defeated my year-long struggle with depression. I say this not to brag about the fact, or to draw attention to myself, but to illustrate the point of this column: We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about depression. We don’t all have to display it in a public forum like the Barometer, but depression should not be a taboo subject. It shouldn’t be something to be ashamed of, or scared of. It is simply a mental health issue, no different than how medical issues can affect a specific part of your body — your heart, lungs, nervous system, etc. … A support system will help you tremendously in your journey through depression, and will become a source of strength and hope. … Seek help if you need it. The Daily Barometer Oregon State University

“Religious beliefs aren’t a justification for denying emergency contraceptives” by Andrea Harvey The issue here is not the ethics behind the emergency contraceptives that have saved many women from further trauma in cases of sexual assault. The issue is not even the regulation or responsibilities of small businesses. It’s reasonable to allow private business owners to refuse service to a patient based on moral grounds. … The fact of the matter is that everyone has a right to their own moral beliefs, even business owners. And they have the right to express those beliefs, but not when the product or service they’re providing is essential to someone’s health — ­ whether it be physical or cognitive. The Daily Emerald University of Oregon

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Please don’t stop the music

A student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking on Jan. 15 at around 1:30 a.m. at the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue. A University of Arizona Police Department officer approached a student whose breath smelled strongly of alcohol and who had red, bloodshot eyes. The student was unable to walk by herself and had to be held up by two friends. The student, in very slurred speech, said she was coming from a party at Delta Chi, where an unidentified man gave her a bottle of alcohol and told her if she wanted to stay, she had to drink it. The student said she drank because she liked the music being played and did not want to leave the party. After a Breathalyzer test showed she was intoxicated, the officer took her and her two friends back to Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall. The student was referred to the Dean of Students Office.

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A UA student was referred to the Dean of Students Office for possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia at Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall on Jan. 15 at 9:30 p.m. Two UAPD officers went to the residence hall after hearing that the smell of marijuana was coming from one of the rooms. Both residents were in the room and gave the officers permission to search their areas. One of the officers found two backpacks with marijuana in glass jars, a grinder in a sock, two glass pipes and a strange pipe system. The resident claimed the backpacks belonged to a friend and called the friend. The friend hung up when the resident told him the police were there. The officer then called and left a message. The friend called the resident back, came to the room and told the officers the backpacks were his. The friend was diverted to the Dean of Students Office and was told that if he didn’t complete diversion, he would be criminally charged. The marijuana and drug paraphernalia were submitted to UAPD evidence.

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Two UA students were arrested on charges of underage drinking, and another student was arrested on a charge of false reporting to law enforcement at the Highland Avenue tunnel on Jan. 15 at 2:20 a.m. A UAPD officer saw a man being supported by a woman as they walked through the Highland Avenue tunnel. The man fell down twice, bringing the woman down with him once. The officer approached them. Their breath smelled like alcohol, they had bloodshot eyes and their speech was slurred. The man said he’d been drinking at an off-campus party and that he was 19 years old. The 19-year-old woman also said she had a few vodka shots at an off-campus party. A third student then approached them and said that he’d get them home. The officer repeatedly asked the student to step back and noticed he had bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled like alcohol. The student identified himself with a fake name and fake date of birth. When the officer couldn’t find the given name in a records check, the student admitted to lying. The two 19-year-olds were arrested on charges of underage drinking, and the third student was arrested on a charge of false reporting to law enforcement. The officer completed Dean of Students referral forms for all three students.

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Biosciences Toastmasters Medical Research Building 102, 12-1pm. The Biosciences Toastmasters Club provides a comfortable environment for scientists and other professionals to practice speaking and leadership skills, an area of development often overlooked in specialized higher education.

fashion with Jessica R. Metcalfe, Turtle Mountain Chippewa.

exhibit runs through April 30th and showcases butterflies from 11 different countries. Admission costs: $13 adults, $12 student/senior, $8 children.

Master Class with Guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev 1027 E. 2nd St. 6-9pm. Not only the winner of the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, but also the winner of more than 20 major international competitions, Rovshan Mamedkuliev is on his valedictory tour across the United States and Canada. Rovshan will teach advanced students for three hours. Lecture – ‘More Than Just a Trend: Rethinking the ‘Native’ in Native Fashion’ CESL, 7pm. Join us for a look at historical Native clothing and adornment, assimilation policies, contemporary Native fashion designers and Native appropriations in mainstream

School of Music Faculty Recital – ‘Fantasy’ Holsclaw Hall, 7pm. The University of Arizona School of Music presents faculty artists Mark Votapek, cello, and Paula Fan, piano. $10 general, $7 UA employees and seniors 55+, $5 students. U of A Mirror Lab Tours. Main Campus, Steward Observatory Mirror Lab. Get a behind the scenes look at the optical technology involved in making giant telescope mirrors. Tours are available Monday through Friday. Adults $15, students $8.

TUCSON EVENTS Butterfly Magic at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Open daily, seven days a week from 9:30am3pm. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. This

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. 6300 N. Swan. Open 10am-4pm. “Our Lady of Guadalupe” 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. “Snapshots of Southern Arizona’s Past Through Moments in the Present” Photo Exhibition by Patricia Descalzi. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. 1 Burruel St. Open 9am-5pm. This exhibit running through January 31st features moments and traditions from Southern Arizona’s past by awardwinning photographer, Patricia Descalzi. Compiled by Leah Corry

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Arizona baseball closer Mathew Troupe moves from bullpen to starting

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SCORE CENTER TEXAS MESSES WITH K-STATE Texas Longhorns 67, No. 22 Kansas State Wildcats 64

SPARTANS HOLD OFF INDIANA No. 3 Michigan State Spartans 71, Indiana Hoosiers 66

[EX] WILDCAT WATCH On Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the NFL Network, the inaugural Pro Bowl Draft will resume and the rest of the players will be selected, including quarterbacks. Arizona signal caller Nick Foles was added to the Pro Bowl roster when Peyton Manning made it to the Super Bowl. Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice are picking the teams this year.

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I’ve always been the guy that goes out there in the ninth inning. My adrenaline is rushing: ‘OK, let’s go; I’m going right after you pretty much as hard as I can every pitch.’ You know, trying to make a perfect nine pitches to get out of there with the win.” — Mathew Troupe, junior pitcher

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The men’s basketball team has won 15 home games in a row. Under fifth-year head coach Sean Miller, the Wildcats are 68-11 at home and 32-7 in Pac-12 within the friendly confines of McKale Center.

Junior pitcher Mathew Troupe has accomplished a lot in his two seasons as the closer of Arizona’s nationally acclaimed baseball team. Now, as he enters his third season, Troupe said that he is ready for a change of pace and wants to give starting a shot. Troupe said his spot is “not entirely safe,” but that the current plan is for him to be the Saturday starter. “I’ve been under the mentality of starting [this year],” Troupe said. “I know closing pretty well, and I know everything that it entails. When I started thinking about going from closer to starter, I had to change up my whole mentality, change the way I approach practice and treat my arm differently. I’m coming into the season as if I’m going to start.” The Los Angeles native was an instrumental part of the Wildcats’ 2012 national championship as a freshman — appearing in 24 games as a reliever en route to a 6-1 record with a team-leading six saves and an ERA of 3.47 — and last season, mastered a 6-0 record as the team’s closer while accounting for nine of the Wildcats’ 16 saves. In December, he was named a third-team Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound righthander’s ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations makes him an ideal closer; additionally, he possesses the proper toolset and potential to fit a starting role. “I think it’s a good move,” fellow junior pitcher Tyler Parmenter said. “I know his freshman year, he pitched against ASU as a starter in a mid-week game and did really well, and I believe in high school, he was

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UA PITCHER MATHEW TROUPE is moving from the bullpen to the starting rotation for the 2014 baseball season, after serving as a closer his first two seasons in Tucson.

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Ashley improving his NBA draft stock BY EVAN ROSENFELD The Daily Wildcat

This year, it’s no secret that NBA scouts have sat in on the No. 1 Arizona basketball team’s games, keeping their eyes out for top talent for the next level. Forward Brandon Ashley has been enjoying a breakout season for the No. 1-ranked Arizona men’s basketball team, and a lot of people noticed. This brings up questions as to whether Ashley and other team leaders will return as Wildcats next year, or declare for the draft to pursue their professional ambitions. “We definitely have a good group,” head coach Sean Miller said during a weekly press conference. “We have a lot of players that have individual goals and aspirations to play beyond college, and rightfully so — that’s all part of coming to Arizona — but they back it up with a willingness to learn and a real eagerness to get better.” Ashley, now a 6-foot-8, 230-pound sophomore, burst onto the scene last year and was one of two freshmen to log minutes in every game. He started 21-of-35 games and averaged 20.5 minutes, 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds to complement shooting a .525 from the floor.

This season, after an arduous summer that saw him bulk up, become more versatile and gain strength and agility, Ashley has been performing above and beyond expectations. Thus far in his sophomore campaign, Ashley has started all 18 games and has seen his average points and rebounds per game increase to 12.1 and 6.2, respectively. He is shooting with 53 percent accuracy from the field (up 0.5 percent) and has seen increases in his average numbers of assists, blocks and steals per game. “Brandon Ashley is a more mature person off the court and in the practice setting,” Miller said. “He is also a more mature player in games. Brandon came to college a real young guy; he was 18 years old when he got here, and he’s 19 now. In my estimation, he has made leaps and bounds worth of improvement, whether it be on defense, on offense or physically.” Miller went on to explain that this year Ashley is bigger, stronger, faster and “on the rise.” He added that Ashley worked very hard in the offseason, and as a result, knows more, is smarter and is an overall better player. However, making the transition from college basketball to the NBA is rarely ever simple. Tough questions will likely come into play if Ashley decides to declare, such as whether he’s big enough to play the power forward, quick enough to play the small forward or in need of a better jump shot to succeed. Ashley would benefit from another year in a competitive NCAA institution, though.

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SOPHOMORE FORWARD BRANDON ASHLEY defends ASU sophomore forward Eric Jacobson during Arizona’s 91-68 win over ASU on Thursday. Ashley has increased his average of blocks and steals per game this season.

If Ashley wishes to succeed in the NBA, he will have to bulk up and work on obtaining a more consistent long-range shot. Regardless of his future decisions, Ashley will most definitely be remembered for his contributions to a season that has already made history with a record-breaking 18-0 start.

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The UA will hold a memorial service in honor of former track and field athlete Lezo Urreiztieta tonight from 6-7 p.m. in McKale Center. Urreiztieta, a junior hurdler and aspiring doctor, died Dec. 21 at University of Arizona Medical Center due to complications following brain surgery. Urreiztieta was honored with a moment of silence before the NAU men’s basketball game on Dec. 23. Since many were out of town for winter break when he died, the UA decided to hold a public memorial when school was back in session. The program will include words from family, head track and field coach Fred Harvey and various members of the team. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and there is no charge to attend the event. Parking will be available free of charge in surface lots and at meters, but there will be a fee

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MOURNERS PUT TOGETHER a vigil in memory of UA junior track and field athlete Lezo Urreiztieta in front of McKale Center on Dec. 22, the day after his death. The UA is holding a memorial for Urreiztieta tonight at 6 p.m.

for the Cherry Avenue Parking Garage. The UA has set up the Lezo Urreiztieta Endowed Scholarship in his memory to support one track and field student-athlete per year, and Wildcats have been tweeting with the hashtags “#ForLezo” and

“#BeLezoLike.” After setting the school record in the high jump last week at NAU, senior Nick Ross dedicated his achievement to Urreiztieta. — Follow Zoe Wolkowitz @zowolko

Arizona women’s basketball lost two more games over the weekend, but there were positive moments in those games that the Wildcats can learn from. After the first media timeout, with 14:59 to play in the first half against then-No. 4 Stanford, Arizona was still in the game, only down 15-11 due to its stingy defense. The Wildcats battled to keep the game within single digits by trying to deny Chiney Ogwumike, who is ranked third-highest in the country, averaging 27.1 points per game. “We wanted to limit her touches,” senior forward Erica Barnes said

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a starter, too. I think he’s got a good arm, has really great stuff and that this transition will be beneficial for us.” Troupe said that his repertoire this season will include a lot more off-speed pitches to accompany his blistering fastball. “I just have to pitch a lot smarter, throw a lot more strikes and pound the zone a lot more than I normally would,” Troupe said. “It will be different at first; I have to find different ways to ring [batters] up.” Troupe throws a four-seam fastball that averages 89-92 mph and has late movement, and also has a changeup clocking in at 7880 mph and a curveball with a nasty 12-6 break that runs 76-78 mph. His fastball topped out at 94 mph this summer while he was pitching for the Orleans Firebirds of the prestigious Cape Cod League. Junior outfielder Joseph Maggi — who also played in the Cape Cod League this summer — praised Troupe’s versatility and leadership. “He’s proven that he could do it before,” Maggi said. “Just watching him through practice — he doesn’t really prepare like a closer, he just prepares like a pitcher. I’m expecting a big year out of him. He’s coming in with some momentum off a big summer in the Cape [Cod League] where he was one of the top closers, and people on the team really look up to him. For the pitching staff, I think it’s a big plus.” Troupe said that starting requires a much different mind-set than closing and that he learned in the fall intrasquad games that he has to conserve energy to last six or seven innings consistently. “What I really need to note is the mind-set of being a starter, which is much different than that of a closer,” Troupe said. “I’ve always been the guy that goes out there in the ninth inning. My adrenaline is rushing. ‘OK, let’s go; I’m going right after you pretty much as hard as I can every pitch.’ You know, trying to make a perfect nine pitches to get out of there with the win.” Troupe said he hasn’t noticed the stamina or accuracy drop that a lot of pitchers get when moving to starting from the bullpen. “The program puts you in shape with both your arm and body, so it was a pretty easy transition in regards to stamina,” Troupe said. “But I guess I won’t really know until the season starts and I start throwing every week.”

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SEATTLE SEAHAWK RICHARD SHERMAN holds up the NFC Championship trophy at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sunday. Sherman’s postgame antics earned him Internet infamy.

FRESHMAN FORWARD AARON GORDON shoots the ball during Arizona’s 91-68 win over ASU last Thursday. The Wildcats are No. 1 and have won 18 in a row.

BY ROSE ALY VALENZUELA

The women’s basketball team is winless in Pac12 play, 0-6, and are 4-13 overall. The Arizona men’s tennis team only won two out of six matches during the weekend as it opened its season in Albuquerque, N.M. Arizona hockey fans, head coach and players are not happy with the way the referees are doing their job. More than 20 penalties were called on Saturday night when Arizona lost 4-3 to Liberty in a game that lasted over three hours. Arizona head coach Sean Hogan said the referees need to figure it out and let the players play. The Arizona gymnastics team suffered its first loss of the season on Sunday to its Pac-12 rival No. 12 Stanford. Arizona lost 195.925-195.850 to the Cardinal. Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman’s rant while being interviewed by Erin Andrews became a big deal after the NFC Championship Game when the Seahawks defeated the 49ers Sunday night and overshadowed his game winning pass break up. Sherman has been apologizing for his rant, but his WWE-type antics have gone viral.

The Daily Wildcat The men’s basketball team made history by becoming the first team in school history to begin the season 17-0. The team now has an 18-0, 5-0 Pac-12 Conference record and is one victory away from tying former head coach Lute Olson’s school winning streak. Olson set that record in the 199293 season, and again in 1997-98. Senior Nick Ross from the No. 17 men’s track and field team set a school record and had the highest collegiate mark so far in the men’s high jump competition with a clearance of 7-6.5 (2.30m). Arizona baseball head coach Andy Lopez is healthy and out on the field with the team after having open-heart surgery right before the fall practices. The Wildcats’ official practices will begin Friday, and Lopez will be there to coach his team. The Phoenix Suns cruised past the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, beating them 117-103 at the US Airways Center. The Suns had their starters play no more than 30 minutes because the reserves’ performance was enough to defeat Denver.

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about Ogwumike, who had 24 points and 12 rebounds in Friday’s game. “Obviously, she was getting the majority of her points in the paint.” Arizona had some success early by using a combination of Barnes and freshman forward LaBrittney Jones guarding her in the paint and then making her dish the ball out to the perimeter. “Our goal was to force them to shoot contested shots,” head coach Niya Butts said after the 96-52 Stanford loss. “When we forced them to shoot contested shots or put the ball on the floor, they didn’t do as well offensively.” Stanford’s outside shooting heated up, and it outscored Arizona 37-20 the rest of the way before halftime. Stanford would go on to shoot 47 percent from beyond the arc. The Wildcats tried a 2-3 zone for the majority of the game, but Stanford’s outside shooting made them pay. “It was kind of picking your poison,” Butts said. “Do you either want them to move the ball, and use the shot clock and shoot the contested three? Or do you want to give up a quick two by only using six seconds on the shot

clock?” Arizona only suited eight for the game and couldn’t use a lot of man-to-man defense. “We are very limited on what we can do defensively, since we have a couple players that we can only play for a few minutes at a time,” Butts said. “We thought we would get into foul trouble in other defensive sets, which is actually very scary for us.” Jones is one of those players whose minutes need to be monitored, as she is coming off an ACL injury suffered during her senior season in high school. On Monday, Arizona was able to make adjustments against then-No. 19 California, which featured a power forward in Reshanda Gray, who shares some similarities with Ogwumike. Arizona put more pressure on the perimeter, forced more contested shots and didn’t let the Bears get comfortable shooting 3-pointers. Arizona held Gray to five points in the first half. Freshman forward Breanna Workman and Barnes made it a priority to deny Gray inside or swarm her if she caught the ball deep down low, and then make her force it out to the perimeter. Gray picked up her play in the second half by scoring 15 points, however.

“I’m sure the coach was looking at the stat sheet just like we were, and just challenged her to come out in the second half and be a little bit more aggressive,” Butts said after the 79-64 loss to Cal. Gray did better in the second half, but most of her points came when Arizona’s two primary post defenders, Workman and Barnes, were in foul trouble. In terms of doing a better job defending the 3-pointer, Cal shot 28.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. Cal was only able to make four 3-pointers for the game and none after 10:53 in the first half. “We were playing a lot more aggressive on them at the 3-point line in the second half and not giving them any room to work with,” Barnes said. Having said all that, Arizona is still looking for its first conference win heading into this weekend’s games. Getting better from one game to the next is a promising sign for a 4-13 team and bodes well for the future. CARLOS HERRERA/THE DAILY WILDCAT

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FRESHMAN FORWARD LaBrittney Jones shoots a jump shot during the UA’s 79-64 loss to Cal on Monday. The UA played Cal close after getting blown out Friday.

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Musical fantasy becomes reality UA School of Music faculty will collaborate with members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra to perform select pieces for ‘Fantasy’ recital tonight at Holsclaw Hall BY Ashley Reid

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School of Music faculty members Mark Votapek and Paula Fan will fill Holsclaw Hall with musical pieces from their “Fantasy” recital tonight. The multitude of musical renditions in the recital incorporate the imaginative theme of fantasy and feature performers from the UA School of Music and Tucson Symphony Orchestra. “When you think about fantasy, it gives you room in the imagination to roam,” said Fan, a faculty member and pianist. “When you hear the word ‘fantasize,’ your imagination is running. This gives the audience a chance to let their imagination roam.” Fan is a professor of piano at the School of Music who specializes in collaborative piano study. She has recorded 17 albums and has broadcast for stations such as BBC, National Public Radio and Radio Television China. The first performance on the program is composer Benjamin Britten’s “Phantasy,” which features Votapek. The cellist will play alongside oboist Sara Fraker, violinist Lauren Roth and violist Benjamin Nisbet — all members of TSO. Following is Fan’s performance of “Three Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73” by Robert Schumann. The Schumann piece was originally domestic music for enjoyment in the home, and played a role in the developing art of the middle class in the 19th century, according to Fan. “The Three Fantasy Pieces are fantastic pieces,” Fan said. “You can hear all three pieces and the material all mixed together and interwoven all the way through. Schumann uses the same material in different pieces. Listen very carefully and you will hear all the unifying material.” The next performance in the recital spotlights a collaboration between Votapek and Fan on “Sonate” by Claude Debussy. “There is a story, but not what the composer came up with,” Fan said. “You can make up your own. There are no wrong answers. The Debussy piece has lots of different sound. You can hear a serious sound come out from the darkness and you can hear a flurry of other pieces.” The final number of the recital features Fan and Votapek in “Fantasy on Little Russian Songs” by David Popper.

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Mark Votapek, a solo cellist and UA School of Music faculty member, will be one of the performers featured at the “Fantasy” recital at Holsclaw Hall tonight at 7 p.m. Members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and fellow faculty member Paula Fan will join him.

“‘Little Russian Songs’ is taking material and making up something different and sometimes changing the character,” Fan said. “It’s a lot of different sounds, but you hear the same material. It’s different because he has taken certain songs and he dresses them up. It’s like when one artist takes another artist’s song and makes it different, just like people do with ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’”

Other musical pieces on the recital program include “Prelude from Suite in G Major, BWV 1007” and “Prelude from Suite in D Major, BWV 1012” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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What: “Fantasy” recital featuring faculty artists Mark Votapek on cello, Paula Fan on piano Tickets: $10 general, $7 UA employees and seniors 55+, $5 students Where: School of Music, Holsclaw Hall When: Wednesday Jan. 22 at 7 p.m

Sundance Fest film ‘Whiplash’ flops, lead actor scores BY alex Guyton

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presence, with a shaved head and short-sleeved black shirt that reveals his formidable biceps. Students quiver in his presence and come to attention when he snaps through the door. His methodology for achieving nothing short of perfection is to physically and emotionally abuse his pupils. A rather rotund trombone can’t decide whether he’s in tune or not, and Fletcher lets loose the deprecating fat insults before unceremoniously kicking the kid, embarrassed tears on his face, out of the band. Similar talk is lobbed at all the students. You could chalk it up to just good, old-fashioned locker room talk, or the vitriol of a drill sergeant. But then boundaries are crossed. Fletcher sets Andrew in his sights, using Andrew’s mother, who walked out on his family,

The 30th Sundance Film Festival kicked off on Jan. 16 with the premiere of “Whiplash,” in which Miles Teller proves once again that he is a young actor to be reckoned with. Andrew (Teller) is an aspiring firstyear music student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory of Music in New York City. He’s a little shy, sheepishly stealing glances at the girl working the concession stand at the movie theater, and his family ranks him below his brothers, one of whom plays college football in Division III. He yearns to play for his school’s highest band, a jazz ensemble under the direction of the exaggeratedly imposing Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). Fletcher notices Andrew’s skill and pulls him up out of the lower band Fletcher’s methods are draconian, into the big leagues. At first rehearsal, though, and people get hurt­— or worse — Fletcher promptly aims a but that doesn’t seem to matter as chair at Andrew’s head for long as one student is successful. playing out of time. Thus, the premise of the rest of “Whiplash”: the destructive (or constructive, as the film would have you believe) and redundant push and pull between as ammo. He repeatedly slaps Andrew Andrew and Fletcher. As Fletcher across the face for being off time. It’s “pushes” Andrew more and more to be even implied that a previous student a better drummer, Andrew sacrifices under Fletcher committed suicide due more and more in the pursuit of being to the stress and anxiety brought on the spiritual successor to Buddy Rich. by the conductor’s regime. Fletcher’s The fatal flaw of the film revolves unforgiving persona drives the film to around Fletcher’s character. He narrative and thematic territories that commands a physically imposing are totally unbelievable.

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Up and coming actor Miles Teller plays a first-year music student at Shaffer Conservatory of Music and rocks his lead role in “Whiplash” as the sole highlight of the film.

The film overshoots any kind of possible moral ambiguity by seemingly agreeing with Fletcher’s methods. The final sequence is of Andrew performing an epic drum solo in front of a crowded auditorium full of influential members of the music industry. With a final crash of the cymbal, the film has you believe Andrew’s made it. He’s going to go on to have a lucrative career as the new Buddy Rich in some fantastic group. He’s lost a girlfriend, but that doesn’t matter. Fletcher’s methods are draconian, and people get hurt — or worse — but that doesn’t matter as long as one student is successful. Up-and-comer Teller, fresh off of his strong performance in “The Spectacular Now,” is the highlight of this piece. Maybe due to the fact that his face is not as extraterrestrially handsome as other Hollywood leading men, he brings a natural

honesty and “everyman” quality to his teenage roles. In “Whiplash,” this good nature becomes compromised as Andrew maniacally pursues success, sacrificing sweat, blood, tears, sleep and relationships. On a purely physical, technical note, he does all of the drumming in the film. This fact is extremely impressive upon viewing, especially when his face becomes a contorted mask of pain and concentration as the sticks dig into his fingers. Props to director Damien Chazelle for capturing some of the eccentricities of band life, like the ceremonial soaking of the leaves and the incessant emptying of spit. But despite some high notes, “Whiplash” is as bombastic and overly long as a drum solo that overstays its welcome. Ba dum tsh. — Follow Alex Guyton @TDWildcatFilm


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