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Age not a measure of success Non-traditional students reflect on attending college later By Stewart McClintic DAILY WILDCAT
Typically, students start college right after high school, but some decide to take a different path. Almost 10 percent of all UA undergraduate students are older than 25, according to the Office of Institutional Research and Planning Support. This same age group constituted 0.4 percent of all new freshmen this semester,
a number that has stayed relatively the same over the past three years. Kurt Feil, a 27-year-old junior studying history and anthropology, said he believes he is lucky to be a non-traditional student. Feil attended Scottsdale Community College for two years after graduating from Horizon High School in 2002. After those two years, he said, he did not know what direction he wanted his life to take, so he enlisted in the Navy and served for five years. Feil said he thoroughly enjoyed his time in the Navy because he had the opportunity to experience things most people do not. He said he’s set foot in nearly every continent, met some of
the most amazing people and believes he now has a leg up on his peers because of his experiences. He also said he believes that he has a more focused perspective and direction for what he wants to do in life now than when he first started college. Feil said that, though this path was good for him, he believes everyone will find their own path to success. He said although he is significantly older than his peers, he does not feel too out of place and has not run into any significant problems being a non-traditional student. Karen Perkins, 39, is an undeclared non-traditional student at the UA. She
already has a degree in French, but is taking Spanish because it is her stronger language. She said the only problem she faces is that she is also a mother and has two children. “It would be good if there were some sort of child care,” Perkins said. “I picked morning classes and then found a pre-school for them to go into, but it would be good if the university offered something.” She said it is hard for her to take even her one class because she has to balance her responsibilities as a mother with her schoolwork, often at
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Jan. 8 victims honored at art exhibit By Michelle A. Weiss DAILY WILDCAT
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An art gallery in the Behavioral Health Pavilion of the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus focuses on the tragedy of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords this past January.
An art exhibit will draw attention to healing methods and responses to the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson. The exhibit, “Healing in Tucson — The Healing Response to the Violence of January 8, 2011” had its opening event on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Behavioral Health Pavilion of the University of Arizona Medical Center — South Campus. The event featured live music and refreshments, according to a press release from Ann Cisneros, the administrative services coordinator for the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The artwork in the exhibit displays works by visual artists in Southern Arizona and will be available for viewing until Feb. 26. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.
Technology aids Student businesses provide gift-giving ideas spring break music festival for consumers UA entrepreneurs collaborate on project By Eliza Molk
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Technology is driving this holiday shopping season more than ever before, putting the shopping experience back in the hands of consumers. This year, holiday shoppers are using technology to study up on their purchases before they enter the stores, while retailers are using technology to personalize the shopping experience, according to Martha Van Gelder, director of the UA’s Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing. “I think consumers are getting the info, they’re comparing and they’re getting the deals,” Van Gelder said. She added that technology has allowed for the integration of online shopping and ALEX KULPINSKI / DAILY WILDCAT the physical store. Younger consumers are determining where they want to UA juniors Ivan Marin and Sadaf Sawayz
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Four UA student businesses are collaborating to put together a spring break experience for students in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The event, Electro Beach Music Festival, features performances from Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Calvin Harris and more over a 10-day period. For a roundtrip flight, festival tickets each night, an all-inclusive hotel and “all you can drink” at local clubs, the experience costs around $1,300. The businesses, ZonaHomePage.com, AZ Weekends, College Travel Experts and CactusMenus.com, are working together to plan, organize and run the event.
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ZonaHomePage.com AZ Weekends and CactusMenus.com College Travel Experts Two UA students — Austin Leshay, Andrew Bellach, Indiana University a communication senior, and Alex Pattis, a senior studying communication and sports management, started the website as a “convenient hub” for students by linking UA academic resources, such as D2L, CatMail and other common websites like Facebook and Twitter, to their site. The site also features articles written “for students, by students,” interviews with “exceptional students,” like UA athletes and Homecoming court, as well as a music tab to spotlight work by local musicians, among other features, Leshay said. “It’s convenient and fun for students,” Pattis added. “We are constantly adding tons of content.” The site is also a lead promoter for weekly events at local businesses, such as Zen Rock, Gentle Ben’s and Fuku Sushi, through the events tab on the site, Leshay said. “We’re busy, but we love it,” he said. “It’s a good time.”
Andrew Sokolsky, a communication senior, reached out to the CEOs of College Travel Experts, a business that offers fun and affordable trips for college students, to start a similar brand at the UA. AZ Weekends is this brand, Sokolsky said, and he focuses on offering “unique travel opportunities” to the Tucson community and UA students specifically. These opportunities include trips to away UA football games, spring break getaways and more, Sokolsky said. As a transfer student, Sokolsky said it was a struggle to start a business when other UA students already made their own social cliques, but the collaboration with other student businesses made the process easier. “There is a cohesion with everyone,” he said. “We all benefitted together, and we’re all becoming stronger as people.”
alumni and the CEO and general manager of the site, uses his site as an online restaurant guide that provides Tucson restaurant information, menus, locations and hours in addition to online ordering. His team of UA freshmen interns run day-to-day marketing objectives, Bellach said, such as designing and disseminating CactusMenus.com T-shirts, fliers and cups. His site is offering a free trip to the spring break experience to promote the event, he said. “There is no reason not to work together,” Bellach added. The benefits of the site, Bellach said, is that it offers specials only available when ordered online through the site. From Dec. 1 through 14, the site is sponsoring “Food Finals Frenzy,” where users can get specials from local restaurants, like Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ and Blackjack Pizza. “We act as a one-stop shop for all your restaurant needs,” Bellach said.
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Cost of injuries rise with war’s end YouTube Mcclatchy tribune
WASHINGTON — The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be winding down, but the long-term costs of caring for those wounded in battle is on track to rival the costs of the Vietnam War. While Vietnam extracted a far higher death toll — 58,000 compared with 6,300 so far in the war on terror — the number of documented disabilities from recent veterans is approaching the size of that earlier conflict, according to a McClatchy Newspapers analysis of Department of Veterans Affairs data. The data, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and detailing all disability payments to veterans of all wars, show that veterans leaving the military in recent years are filing for and receiving compensation for more injuries than did their fathers and grandfathers. At the same time, McClatchy found, the VA is losing ground in efforts to provide fast, efficient and accurate disability decisions. And the agency has yet to get control of a problem that has vexed it for years: The wide variation in disability payments by state and region, even for veterans with the same ailments.
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spend their money and what they want to spend it on before they even set foot in the store. This generation of shoppers, ages 20 to 30, “wants what they want, when they want it,” Van Gelder said. As a result, retailers are using social networks and online promotions to appeal to customers. “Retailers have to have a lot of computing power,” Van Gelder said. In addition to using online marketing, some retailers are reflecting the desires of this younger, more technologically-savvy population in their merchandise. Creative Ventures, a craft mall on Fourth Avenue, is changing its product line to appeal to college-age customers, said Craig Wilson, the store’s owner. The store also has a Facebook,
For soldiers now coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, this ongoing variation in an already-clogged disability system means the size of monthly compensation checks might be a quirk of geography. Given the nature of today’s disabilities, it’s difficult to calculate how much it all might ultimately cost. “We’re in somewhat uncharted waters,” said Linda Bilmes, a Harvard University professor who has conducted an exhaustive study on the long-term costs of the wars. Her most recent estimates, from 2010, indicate that providing disability payments to Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans could range from $355 billion to $534 billion over the next 40 years; on top of that, costs to the VA’s medical system could range from $201 billion to $348 billion to treat veterans of the current wars. For the VA system, that means costs will grow for years to come — even as the country is entering a period of belt-tightening that could reduce the size of government and put a damper on the agency’s ability to find the money to pay these expenses. The fatalities in war are only a small part of its ultimate human cost. Sol-
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diers back from the war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001, or the war in Iraq, which began in 2003, carry with them a lifetime of physical and mental reminders. According to VA and Department of Defense information compiled by the advocacy group Veterans for Common Sense, 2.2 million service members have deployed to one of the wars since Sept. 11, 2001; 942,000 have deployed two or more times. Of those, 6,300 service members
a website and an Amazon.com outlet. “It’s now more feasible to market and advertise in that direction than to advertise a gift store in print,” Wilson said. According to Wilson, Creative Ventures’ sales on Amazon.com skyrocket during the holiday season. The revenue gained from the holiday shopping season as a whole makes up about 35 percent of the store’s yearly income, he said. Although Dillard’s at Park Place Mall
have died, and 46,000 have suffered non-fatal wounds in action. But more than 600,000 veterans have filed for VA disability benefits, and more than 700,000 have been treated in the VA’s medical system. “Right now, VA is getting about 10,000 new Iraq and Afghanistan claims and patients per month,” said Paul Sullivan, executive director of the National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, which helps veterans file their disability claims.
does not specifically target college-age customers, it does sell merchandise that appeals to a group that is concerned with fashion and trends, said Ken Haley, the store’s manager. To communicate with this demographic, Dillard’s has a Facebook and a Twitter account, and it advertises in the Daily Wildcat. According to Jill Harlow, the marketing director at Park Place Mall, customers are starting to notice the benefits of
supporting retailers online this holiday season. Many retailers offer onlineexclusive deals and promotions, and being a member of a retailer’s Facebook page or website not only gives consumers access to these deals, but it allows them to get them faster. “Digital media is playing a big role in how we communicate with customers this year,” Harlow said. “This year is a game changer.” Some students say deals and special
What do you want for Christmas this year, and what did you want 10 years ago? “Now, probably just shoes and clothes, like to go out in and stuff. And then 10 years ago, I feel like I wanted a Razor scooter then.” — Jessica Barakat, public administration senior
“Now, I definitely want a lot more electronics, but mostly that’s because there are more electronics available than when I was 8. When I was 8, I probably wanted Barbies or those brat (Bratz) doll things.” — Kristina Kanoza, vocal performance freshman
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Arab Spring has yet to arrive in Saudi Arabia, and advocates face an uphill battle mobilizing an apathetic public that seems to accept the country’s allpowerful monarchy. Now, however, young Saudi videographers are using YouTube to air a series of video reports that reveal the underside of life in the world’s biggest oil producer. The narratives are compelling as they guide their audience through slums in the major cities, satirize the severe national housing shortage and ridicule the government’s failure to respond. Judging from the number of times the videos have been viewed and the comments posted by embittered viewers, the muckraking venture is a hit. The biggest testament to its success, however, comes from the Saudi Interior Ministry: Days after “Poverty in Saudi Arabia,” the latest video, was uploaded to YouTube, the ministry detained reporter Feros Boqna and two colleagues, Hussam al Drewesh and Khaled al Rasheed, and held them for almost two weeks for questioning.
“When I was a little kid, I always wanted robot action figures. I suppose now the real concern is getting clothes that are warm enough for the winter.” — Jaggar Henzerling, physics freshman
promotions are exactly what they are shopping for. Kristina Kanoza, a vocal performance freshman, said she may spend a little bit of extra money during the holiday season if the item she’s considering happens to be the perfect gift. But usually, she sticks to the deals. “The stuff on sale is just as good as the stuff not on sale,” she said. Despite the constant online communication between customers and retailers, some students say they still prefer to shop in store. Jessica Barakat, a public administration senior, said she prefers to shop in the stores because she can make sure her purchases are exactly what she wants. Concert tickets may be one of Barakat’s only online purchases this season, she said. For Kanoza, shopping online is both frustrating and risky because she can’t affirm the product’s quality. “I think online’s really difficult unless I’m shipping it to a different state,” she said.
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A day after giving the green light to new head football coach Rich Rodriguez, the Arizona Board of Regents approved $72 million in funding for upgrades to Arizona Stadium. During its meeting on Friday in the Student Union Memorial Center, the board officially approved the planned renovations to the north end zone portion of the stadium. Some of these renovations include replacing existing aluminum bleachers with higherpriced “premium” seating, and adding additional amenities and restrooms. The current infrastructure has not been widely renovated since it was built 83 years ago. Construction is expected to add more than 183,000 square feet to the stadium and the estimated completion date is after the end of the 2013 football season. The board also rubber-stamped two other projects: $135 million to build a cancer center as part of the existing Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and $75 million to bankroll a second phase of construction for an environmental resource center on campus. The board also approved updates to the UA’s five-year strategic vision plan, from
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fiscal years 2013 to 2017. Some of the major goals outlined in the plan include an increase in the number of degrees awarded every year, from 6,195 last year to an estimated 7,200 in 2017, increasing the number of community college transfers to the UA by almost 1,000, to 2,600 in 2017. But the plan also estimates that the cost of a UA education as a percentage of income will rise from 24.8 percent in 2009 to an estimated 31.6 percent in 2017. Both those figures are based
on the median family income in Arizona. The UA is also seeking to notably increase its freshman retention rate, from 77.4 percent in 2011 to 85 percent in 2017. This would reverse a recent negative trend that has seen retention rates fall about 2 percent in the last two years. In addition to retention, the UA is planning to see increases in its number of undergraduate students, as almost 4,000 more undergraduate students are estimated on campus in 2017 than in 2011.
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Though final exams mark the end of the school year for students, their teachers’ work is just beginning. With large papers and lengthy tests days beginning Friday with the start of finals, professors are expected to turn in their student’s grades on Saturday, Dec. 17, the day after final’s week ends, according to UA’s Academic Policies and Procedures. While a majority of teachers may find this to be a trouble-free task, according to Beth Acree, enrollment manager at the UA’s Office of the Registrar, some professors require additional help with grading exams and papers on time, especially when instructing large lecture courses. “There is a variety of ways grading can happen,” Acree said. “It can be from the primary instructor, a TA (teaching assistant), additional graders could be helping or even a department admin who helps enter the grades.” In writing-intensive majors such as English and history, papers typically take the place of exams, Acree said. Michael Schaller, a regents professor of history, said in his 38 years of teaching both upper and lower division classes he has never had an issue getting grades in on time for his students. “With professors, it’s kind of just the name of the game,” Schaller said, who went on to explain professors only have two days after a final is taken to grade and record the results. “We have our graduate
assistants and teaching assistants and know we have to get the job done two days after a final. It’s something that we know about and plan for, I think it is more pressure for the students than the faculty.” In the UA’s large lecture courses, grading help is provided by teaching assistants who are often graduate students. “You learn very quickly what are your priorities for your own course work and generally the professors that you work with give you deadlines that are manageable,” said Ben Gorham, a graduate student studying classics who is also a teaching assistant this semester for a large lecture class that takes place in Centennial Hall. “The way that the calendar is arranged after most our final exams are taken care of, that is when the big influx of grading happens.” Gorham explained that, according to UA Academic Policies and Procedures, after final paper and exams are graded, all content is held in the courses department offices where students are able to go in to view their work and even contest their grades if they feel the grading was done inaccurately. “I’ve seen kids come and look over their essays as much as three months later, but not a full year,” Gorham said. One of the first things Gorham said he learned this semester was balancing his teaching assistant duties and his schoolwork. “Everything gets done,” Gorham said. “Even if it takes heading to Espresso Art and spending six hours drinking coffee and grading, that is what you have to do. It’s more or less the life of the grad student.”
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f a state initiative succeeds, hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants living in California could work without the threat of deportation. On Friday, California Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, a Democrat from Sylmar, Calif., filed a proposal with the state attorney general’s office. The move marked the first step in an effort to gather 504,760 voter signatures — the number needed to qualify for a place on the ballot. Fuentes said his measure, called the California Opportunity and Prosperity Act, is a “moderate, common-sense approach” by the state to compensate for the federal government’s shortcomings, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The proposed act could create around $325 million in new tax dollars from undocumented workers, supporters say. John Cruz, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former appointments secretary, said longtime undocumented residents would be able to “fully con“Millions of tribute to society by families need becoming taxpayers as well” under the to be offered initiative. an alternaBut Tim Donnelly, tive to living a Republican from Twin Peaks, Calif., in hiding for countered that the decades.” measure wouldn’t have a “snowball’s chance in hell” with voters. Immigrants must follow a “proper process for coming to this country,” Donnelly added. Even with support by Californian voters, the Opportunity and Prosperity Act would rely on the federal government’s cooperation. Because federal law prohibits employers from hiring undocumented immigrants, the program would need the state to seek exceptions from the federal government to protect program participants and their employers. Donnelly said the proposal “essentially asks the federal government not to enforce the law,” and that it would be unlikely for a select group of undocumented immigrants to be made exceptions. The act, if it were to pass, would apply to illegal immigrants who can speak or are learning English, are not suspected terrorists and have no felony convictions. They would also have to pay a fee for the program and have lived in California for at least four years. According to a Pew Research Center study released the day before the proposal was filed, nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million adult undocumented immigrants living in the United States have been here for at least 10 years. The estimates are based on data collected in 2010 by the U.S. Census Bureau. The analysis found 35 percent of adult illegal immigrants have lived in the United States for 15 or more years, more than double since 2000. Another 28 percent have been here for 10 to 14 years, and 22 percent for five to nine years. Similarly, the number of adult undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for less than five years fell from 32 percent to just 15 percent in 2010. The Pew study’s numbers suggest most of these immigrants came to the United States in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Since then, fewer and fewer immigrants have come, likely deterred by the tightening of border security and struggling economy. As is often the case when lawmakers pursue real immigration reform, and not just clamor for another wall on the border, antiimmigration paranoia heats up before it hears all the facts. Detractors like Donnelly argue the proposal circumvents federal law, is not what voters would want and will encourage more illegal immigrants to come. But they often fail to acknowledge the millions of undocumented immigrants who are already here. Fuentes’ initiative is a realistic approach; unless lawmakers can find an equally realistic way to round up the 10.2 million adults living in the United States illegally and stop more from coming, the California Opportunity and Prosperity Act is the best option on the table. The Pew numbers demonstrate that California is on the right track, and the country needs to follow suit. Millions of families need to be offered an alternative to living in hiding for decades. — Kristina Bui is the copy chief. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cain’s candidacy stalled, but he’ll remain relevant the sword, you will die by the sword — or in Cain’s case, if you live by the media, you will die by them. Cain was able to get away with limited foreign policy knowledge and experience by marveling in public appearances. He simply Storm Byrd brought energy and tenacity that gave voters Daily Wildcat hope in a new breed of candidate. While Cain was a rallying uproar on television, nobody uch to the surprise of almost nobody, into a profitable phenomenon where he never remembered that he had no idea what he was actually runs for office, no one ever actually Herman Cain’s candidacy is at a doing. As he was answering every question votes for him, yet he reaps all the benefits, halt. It seems the “Cain Train” is with “9-9-9,” he was keeping all eyes on him. stalled for an unspecified period of time. Cain enabling him to accept donations, tour the But unfortunately for Cain, those eyes started country and drive up his asking price to speak searching for more. was certain to state that he was not going at events. away, and did not specifically say that he was Cain became so popular that his skeletons It’s difficult to decide whether to call Cain’s in the closet were able to break out, and since completely withdrawn from the presidential actions an ingenious business move or a candidacy. he was so easily recognized, they caught up to In preserving the possibility to return to the scummy political exploitation. Cain himself him fast. presidential race, Cain is still permitted to col- has admitted that he finds politics to be a dirty Cain very well may have turned his scanlect donations and use campaign funds in the game, but he seems to have mastered the rules dal-based campaign hiatus into a positive name of the campaign. His campaign finance and made them work for him. outcome, which as a politician is an essential He came up with a simple economic plan lawyers said this enables Cain to possibly fund trait. You have to be good at turning a loss that everyday Americans can remember and his “Plan B,” which includes a national tour into a gain. While his image and candidacy vaguely understand. He barked of missteps where he can travel from coast to coast touthave taken very hard hits, he’s still swingby Democrats, specifically President Barack ing his infamous 9-9-9 plan and talk about ing. Although his aspirations of becoming Obama, but also set himself aside from other foreign policy. Essentially the campaign is in president may very well never be realized, a holding pattern, but Cain can still go around Republicans by presenting himself as a down- Cain can still keep himself relevant and keep home, everyday, self-made American. He did the cash flow coming. Watch out Sarah Palin, making announcements, rallying supporters his song and dance for the camera and he put somebody else figured out your game to stay and gathering funds. More or less, very little on a show. Republicans were dazzled by the has changed. relevant in politics without even holding pubsmoke and mirrors, but reality finally caught Yes, it would seem that Cain’s candidacy is lic office. over, but a whole new tactic has emerged in its up to Cain. While Cain learned the tricks of the trade to place. Cain seems to have swiped a page from — Storm Byrd is the Perspectives editor. He politics, he forgot a simple rule. If you live by Sarah Palin’s book and turned his candidacy can be reached at email@example.com.
MAILBAG ASUA Senate let students down On Nov. 29, the ASUA Senate took an unfortunate 8-2 vote to approve the ASUA Elections Code drafted by Commissioner Mikindra Morin. Although several senators did make good, substantive changes to the code, we’re still left with something less then satisfactory. The senate settled for mediocre when they should have advocated for outstanding. Admittedly, we came off a crazy election year where no one could really straighten anything out, and it became obvious our elections code needed cleaning up. However, instead of what had been promised, the senate was given an elections code almost unedited, minus sweeping changes to the power of the commissioner. With the new conduct process in the 2012 code, the commissioner no longer has much discretionary power, and candidates have much more ability to violate the code without any substantive punishment. For many of the problems faced in the 2011 elections, the commissioner chose to not solve the problem, but rather go around it. Nothing was changed with the language of certain violations, nothing made more specific and no standard of evidence
imposed. Instead, the commissioner took power away from her position, and made it nearly impossible for candidates to get disqualified. That sure solves the problems of disqualification and messy ASUA Supreme Court cases. However, does it solve the problem of badly written violations? Does it keep candidates from violating the code? Does it adequately punish candidates who are found to have violated the code? Does it provide for free and fair elections? Does it give voters the confidence in their elections or their newly elected officials? The simple answer is no. The elections commissioner is supposed to have the power to disqualify candidates, and make them shake in their boots. I was not immune to the craziness of last year’s elections, nor was I separate from it — I still understand the need for an elections commissioner with power, for they are charged with protecting the electorate from run-away candidates. The commissioner acted appropriately last year when reigning in both presidential candidates with disqualification, and if circumstances were repeated I would support such efforts.
At this point in time, the elections code and elections commissioner are more important than the senate, the vice presidents and the president of ASUA. As a student government, we’re trying to re-establish confidence in our elections process and our right to serve. This code and its drafter do nothing to instill such confidence in the students of the University of Arizona. At this point in time, we should be committed to reforming our elections so that they work for everybody, not giving free passes to candidates. We should be putting in the hard work to make a good elections code, not just passing a weak compromise to avoid arguing it at the last senate meeting of the semester. This vote reflects a disregard for the constituents the senate was elected to represent and a major change in the layout of our next elections. I condemn this vote and the newly instated code as one of the two dissenting senators. We can do better, and we should do better. — ASUA Sen. Erik Lundstrom
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Damaged parking meter A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the southeast corner of Warren Avenue and Second Street at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday in response to a damaged parking meter. The officer met with a Parking and Transportation Services employee, who said his supervisor told him of the meter the day before. When he went to examine and photograph the damage, the man noticed that the solar panel was damaged, but the meter was still functional. The officer examined the meter and noticed that the safety glass was shattered. The PTS employee estimated the cost of the damage to be approximately $500. He last remembered the meter undamaged on Nov. 25. There are no suspects and it is unknown what caused the damage. Victim’s rights forms were mailed to the UA.
Scrapes and scratches A UAPD officer went to the first floor of the Highland Avenue Parking Garage at noon on Tuesday in response to a minor car accident. A UAPD police aide reported the accident. The aide said she had been driving down the north ramp from the second level and was waiting for a silver Honda sedan to back out. As the sedan proceeded down the ramp, its front bumper scraped the back right bumper of a blue BMW convertible. The officer spoke with the woman driving the sedan. She said she had seen the police aide truck with a flashing light and felt compelled to leave the garage quicker than she normally would have. She said she thought she backed out far enough when she began to turn, but she hit the other car. The scrape to the BMW was approximately one foot long and four inches tall. The officer left a voicemail to the BMW owner’s work number about the incident. The officer photographed the damage and put the photos into UAPD property and evidence.
Stolen bike A UAPD officer spoke with a man over the phone on Tuesday who said that his bike had been stolen from Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall. The man said he had locked his black fixie bike to the racks on the east side of the building using a U-Lock at 3:10 p.m. When he returned to the racks around 4:50 p.m., his bike was gone. The man estimated the value of his bike to be $160. The man was given victim’s rights forms. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.
Poppin’ bottles into windows A UAPD officer went to the Student Recreation Center at 10 a.m. on Nov. 26 in response to a broken window. The officer met with a UA employee who reported that he and his crew were cleaning up glass on the south sidewalk when they noticed more glass near the door and a broken window. The officer examined the damage and determined whoever broke the window used a brown Mojo IPA beer bottle, which was found in the pile of glass. The officer attempted to get fingerprints off the bottle, but none were visible. The grounds crew cleaned up the glass and contacted a UA employee to fix the window. The area was photographed and the officer entered the photos into UAPD property and evidence.
Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.
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for volunteer cheer with people you wouldn’t normally work with, Rios said, adding that not only does it look good on a resume and lead to great networking, but people always come back from their experience with stories of helping others and how much they enjoyed it. Rios said his service fraternity often overstaffs a lot of the community service events they take on. “It’s always better to have more people than not enough,” Rios said. Local organizations encourage volunteer efforts not just here but also back home, where volunteering websites have databases full of opportunities and resources that make it easy to search for something local.
By Cecelia Marshall DAILY WILDCAT
The morning after Thanksgiving this year, still stuffed from my threecourse feast, I woke up from my turkey-induced coma and began my five-hour shift at my local “Meals on Wheels, Loaves and Fishes” house. For five hours, draped in an apron and wearing a hair net and latex gloves, I diligently assembled microwavable meals that were then packaged and sent to immobile senior citizens. Each time I loaded another tray of frozen chicken, rice and carrots to be packaged, I thought of my Thanksgiving meal the night before: turkey and salmon, six different side dishes and three different desserts. Flipping over our calendar, the month of December takes us by surprise, though we’ve been anticipating the end of the semester for months. The end of finals marks the beginning of the holiday season, the “season of giving.” But we often get caught up in our own wants and wishes. Those five hours at “Meals on Wheels” helped me realize giving up my time to help others was infinitely more important than, say, spending those five hours shopping for doorbuster deals and being one of those shoppers that added to the estimated $52 billion in sales on this Black Friday. Instead of launching into hibernation at the start of winter break by escaping the cold, spending hours catching up on sleep, movies on Netflix and gorging ourselves with food we’ve been denied while being at college, we can make the most out of our time and give it to others — and students on campus here are doing just that. Tucson has a range of organizations, foundations, charities
For more info Idealist.org: A searchable volunteering, community service and internship website Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF): ERNIE SOMOZA / DAILY WILDCAT
Ben’s Bells offers a convenient place for students to volunteer during the holidays.
and nonprofits throughout the area that apply to all different types of interests and focuses. The YMCA of Tucson gives you a chance to lead a program or special event and be a role model to kids. The Ben’s Bells Project, within walking distance of campus on University Boulevard with a new location opening up downtown next month, can give you an escape from finals while spending a relaxing afternoon painting beads. But the bells are all about kindness, and the purpose is for “people to remember
how much power they have each day to make the world a better place simply by being kind,” according to the project’s website. The International Rescue Committee in Tucson allows volunteers to work directly with refugees to help them rebuild their lives after escaping conflict seeking safety in the United States. Both social, multicultural, professional, honors societies and service fraternities and sororities require their members to complete a certain amount of community
service hours. Although members may be less eager and interested to do something “required,” the experience can make them realize how important giving back is. But for other students, fraternities directed toward volunteer efforts offer a great chance to give back. “It makes you feel good,” said Ian Rios, community service chair for the UA’s Alpha Phi Omega, a community service fraternity. Volunteering builds a sense of character and you get to interact
www.saaf.org/ Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona: rmhctucson.org/ The Humane Society of Southern Arizona: www.hssaz.org/ Ben’s Bells Project: bensbells.org/ YMCA of Southern Arizona: www.tucsonymca.org/ International Rescue Committee in Tucson: www.rescue.org/Tucson
Tucson native turns country star Troy Olsen talks about his hometown, the Arizona Wildcats and life on the road as a successful musician By Ashley Pearlstein DAILY WILDCAT
A Tucson native and Wildcat supporter Troy Olsen’s country stardom hasn’t kept him from remembering where he came from. His songs paint images of what he misses most about home, the Arizona desert. Olsen has produced popular songs like “Summer Thing” and “Good Hands,” has had songs recorded by popular artists such as Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton and shows no signs of quitting anytime soon.
What country music singer inspires you? Wow, I’ve had a lot of influence from Glen Campbell and Waylon (Jennings). I’m a huge Waylon fan. What is your favorite song to play while performing? Probably a song of mine called “Ghost Town Train” because it’s just a really really pretty song and there’s a certain feeling. There’s a certain color that it paints that I really love and it’s just a really breezy kind of song that just feels good.
Daily Wildcat: What do you like best about Tucson? What do you miss about it when you aren’t around? Troy Olsen: Where do I start? I miss the weather, of course, because I love to play golf. I love the Mexican food and miss it terribly; there is no real Mexican food here (in Nashville) which sucks. And I just miss the desert, you know?
What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my job is being in the studio and writing. When I was younger, my favorite part was being on stage and I still enjoy that a lot, but I don’t enjoy it as much as the creative part. I like writing the songs and then recording them and spending time in the studio and kind of making them come to life.
What are some of your favorite places to hang out in Tucson? When I come to town it’s sort of different, of course, because usually when I’m in town I am doing a show and I don’t get to come down as much as I’d like to. I hang with friends when I’m home. I’d rather hang at a friend’s house instead of stay at a hotel. I like to play golf and just catch up.
What are some popular songs that you wrote that are recorded by other artists? I’ve had songs recorded by Blake Shelton; I had a big hit with a song called “I’ll Just Hold On.” I’ve had songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Patty Loveless.
How did you get into country music? Have you always listened to country music? Yeah, I was always into country music. I started playing guitar when I was 12 and that was right around when I was discovering Dwight (Yoakam) actually. I was learning all of Dwight’s songs and Steve Earle. I love guys like that and so I pretty much have played country my whole life. I mean, I play some rock stuff too and I do dig rock and some pop and I’ve written all kinds of songs, but there is no doubt I’m a country guy. If you could choose anyone, who would you want to do a duet with? Dwight (Yoakam). I would definitely do that with Dwight.
What song can you not get enough of right now? What song have I been jamming in my car? I hate to admit it, but I’ve been jamming “Pumped Up Kicks” from Foster the People. When do you plan on producing another album? Probably early summer of next year. What is your favorite and least favorite part about being on the road? The least favorite part is just the hours and hours of down time, you know, just being stuck either driving or just a lot of killing time. Then, of course, my favorite part of being out there is just actually playing. You basically only play for an hour and a half and then you’ve got 22 1/2 hours to kill so that’s sort of like the yin and yang of being on the road. You spend a lot of time trying to get that hour
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and a half, you know? What is a must-have item that you can’t leave behind on tour? That’s a great question. A good pillow. What hobbies do you like to do when not working? Golf, in fact I just got done playing golf. That’s one of the perks of being a musician. Being a professional songwriter means you don’t have a schedule so I like playing golf and that’s pretty much it. No, I like to hunt this time of year too.
Being from Tucson, are you a fan of the Wildcats? Being out West here, they don’t broadcast any games hardly ever out here because of regional television, but I enjoy seeing U of A almost having something of a football team. We beat ASU though and that’s the only game that matters. They won the Arizona super bowl so that’s good.
back on the road. I was on the road for about 18 months straight up until a few weeks ago and so I was out there for a long time going coast to coast and burning up the highway and got really tired. Now I’ve had some time off to sort of regroup and written a bunch of new songs I really dig so I am looking forward to getting back on the road.
What are you looking forward to most in 2012? I am looking forward to getting
Olsen will host a New Year’s Eve concert at the country bar Cactus Moon on Dec. 31.
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Feminism, romance Stagnated games ruin Nintendo continue to perish thanks to ‘Twilight’ Joe Dusbabek Daily Wildcat
ith the recent release of another installment of the “Twilight” saga, “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” there are some things about the neverending movie franchise that need to be said. Let’s get this straight: We’ve got Team Edward and Team Jacob. Each of them represents a different ideal of love, as described by Mormons, teenage girls or the awkward 45-yearold mother of three that clearly has some issues she needs to sort out. They claim these two characters, the pale and rather obnoxious Edward (Robert Pattinson) and the dark, tall and handsome werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) represent two different sides of what any selfrespecting woman would want. Amusingly, the characters that these fans base themselves around are both self-righteous, stubborn dicks in their own way — but I wouldn’t recommend you tell that to a “Twihard,” unless you’re looking forward to getting stabbed with whatever sharp object may be nearby at that particular moment. Throughout the films and books, Edward and Jacob put Bella (the woman caught in the middle of this messed up love triangle, played by Kristen Stewart) through all sorts of ridiculous and unimaginable hell. And what does she do? Smile, fall more deeply in love with both of them at varying points, and
dream of the good things headed her way, even though she ends up getting her insides eaten out by her own vampire baby. Nice. (And we wonder why no one is on Team Bella.) Full disclosure: I don’t care about how ridiculous the main storyline of the Twilight series is.
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I don’t mind the rampant release of pent-up sexual frustration through prose, and the absurd idea that any of this should be considered “modern classic” literature only bothers me to a point. What does piss me off, however, is its portrayal of its female lead. No doubt she
was meant to be understood as a strong woman capable of handling anything that came her way. From a male perspective though, she is a doormat. The ugly, beige doormat that gets covered in the mud rubbed off of everyone’s boots before they walk into the house. If I was forced to date a woman as complacent and pathetically dependent on me as Bella is on Edward and Jacob, I’d pull a Herman Cain and entertain classy (supernatural) prostitutes with my spare time, just because it’s more interesting than her vanilla coffee creamer mentality of “whatever you want, I love you anyway.” It’s downright depressing to see, as a male, that some women actually look up to this kind of life and hope for something similar. It may just be the atrocities the film adaptations represent, but I’ve seen enough of “Twilight” to be nearly convinced all the progress feminism has made in the past few decades has been at least slightly damaged. The sheer number of young girls buying into this backward philosophy regarding love and relationships is downright offensive to me as a man. I never thought I’d see the day when I’m standing up for feminists everywhere, but thanks to “Twilight,” I’m joining the cause. A world where a make-believe vampire who treats his woman with not much more than jealous, adolescent sulking is billed as the “perfect man” is not a world in which I want to live. — Joe Dusbabek is a senior studying linguistics and French. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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intendo hasn’t created new intellectual property since Captain Olimar from “Pikmin” in 2001. Considering that, the idea that anyone still buys Nintendo games is astounding, but yet the company has been subtly encouraged not to make new IPs. Why bother when oldies but goodies still sell? Now is the time for gamers to stop buying. It’s no longer OK for Nintendo to keep rehashing the old favorites — it’s bordering exploitation. Fortunately, back when Nintendo did create characters, they made timeless ones that were able to go on any number of adventures. Mario can always save Princess Peach. Link can always save Princess Zelda. Donkey Kong can always go bananas. Samus can always kill the same aliens over and over. Kirby can always be cute and eat people. Pokémon trainers can always catch them all. Then, when they’re all bored of doing that, they can race carts, party or just fight each other. See the pattern? If not, just look at some of the newer Nintendo games to be released. There’s “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword,” “Super Mario 3D Land,” “Pokémon: Black and White,” “Mario Kart 7” and “Kirby’s Return to Dream Land.” Then look at the recently released games that are just 3D versions of the same game — “Star Fox 64 3D” and “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.” Those are a lot of games all with old characters. In comparison, Microsoft and Sony hardly have any IPs that extend past
three games, and if they do, the characters are drastically different or completely new while in the same universe. These days, Nintendo just gets by on nostalgia, hoping that old players will want to see their childhood favorites brought back to life and new players be brought in by the old ones. This worked for a great many years, but now the magic is starting to run out. While the Nintendo Wii is still the highest selling console out of the big three (the others being the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3), it won’t, can’t and shouldn’t last for much longer. While Nintendo has been remaking the same thing for decades, Microsoft and Sony continue to innovate, and it’s no longer fair to gamers. Nintendo has a unique perspective on development, and its games are so unique compared to the rest. By all rights, it should be able to come up with new characters on par with the older ones, but the maker refuses to even try. Gamers deserve something new, and it’s about time Nintendo pony up. So, to discourage its irresponsible behavior, I’m not buying any more Nintendo games until it comes up with something new. Sure, one man may not make a difference, but I welcome you to join me in protest. Maybe someday Nintendo will get the hint and change its game-making strategy. — Jason Krell is a junior studying creative writing and Italian. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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Fogg gets out of his funk, lifts Arizona
Johnson officially leaves hoops program
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After averaging 14.3 points per game through Arizona’s first four games, Kyle Fogg’s production disappeared. The senior guard only scored a 6.7 point average over the Wildcats’ next three contests, including two losses, while shooting 7-for-19 from the field and 2-for-8 from 3-point range. His dry spell continued into Saturday’s NAU game as Fogg went 0-for-4 in the first half, missing all three of his 3-point attempts. Arizona only led by six at halftime and Fogg was poised for another underwhelming game, until head coach Sean Miller addressed his senior leader. “I just told him, ‘Kyle, take the shot that’s there and make it,’” Miller said. “‘Shoot the ball in. You’re a terrific shooter.’” Fogg took his advice. The 6-foot-3 guard drilled a triple on Arizona’s first possession, and he added two more 3-pointers on backto-back possessions, almost singlehandedly stretching the Wildcats’ lead to 14. “First half, I was being real tentative, not aggressive,” said Fogg, who missed only one shot in the second half. “In the second half, guys stayed with me, (Solomon Hill) was a big part of that. He told me to keep shooting and stay confident. If you put the work in, you’re going to make shots. Everybody did a great job finding me on the break and I was able to knock down some shots. “I could be 0-for-100 and my guys would still have my back, and that means a lot.” Fogg put up nearly 40,000 shots in the summer, and for two minutes and 34 seconds of game time against the Lumberjacks, it paid off. “Kyle Fogg to me is the story of the game because he had 20 minutes where the ball couldn’t go in,” Miller said. “Yet he answered the bell in the first four minutes of the second half, like a senior, like a good shooter that he is. To me, we never really relinquished that cushion that he gave us coming out of halftime.” With limited scoring options and no true go-to guy, Arizona needs Fogg to spread that shooting spurt across full games to give it an outside scoring threat. “We need Kyle to shoot the ball well for our team,” Miller said.
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Arizona guard Kyle Fogg drives to the hoop against NAU in Arizona’s 53-39 victory in McKale Center on Saturday. Fogg hit three 3-pointers in a row to give the Wildcats its largest lead of the game.
NAU NO MATCH FOR WILDCATS Arizona outlasts Lumberjack’s slow style of offense By Alex Williams DAILY WILDCAT
Arizona basketball is still working with a new starting lineup and has played in three different venues in its last four games, but one thing remained the same in Saturday’s 53-39 win against NAU: The Wildcats stumbled out of the starting gate. NAU jumped out to a 14-7 lead and didn’t trail until more than 14 minutes had ticked off the clock. But this time,
Arizona (6-2) was able to pinpoint why it got off to a slow start. The Lumberjacks (2-6) often didn’t run an offensive set until 20 seconds had run off the shot clock and, defensively, spent most of the game in a 2-3 zone. “It’s a hard game to evaluate because NAU held the ball for 40 minutes,” head coach Sean Miller said. “It was a valuable teaching lesson for us.” Arizona missed its first five shot attempts, then, after freshman guard Josiah Turner knocked down a 3-pointer from the wing, didn’t hit another field goal in the game’s first eight minutes. The Wildcats were getting good looks, but Miller alluded that the
team may have started slow because players can put too much pressure on each possession when playing a team that tries to slow the game out as much as possible. “Their zone made us think a little bit, and once we got used to it we started knocking down our shots,” freshman guard Nick Johnson said. “Also it’s tough with them. They liked to hold the ball, and we were playing 35 seconds of defense every time. We just had to get used to that.” But despite its struggles, Arizona never trailed by more than seven. Then with under six minutes to play
Freshman forward Sidiki Johnson has left the Arizona basketball program with intentions of transferring to another school, according to a release from the athletic department. Johnson, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound freshman from New York City, scored one point in three appearances for the Wildcats this season. He was suspended Nov. 21 for a violation of team rules while Arizona was in New York playing in the 2K Sports Classic. Johnson reSidiki Johnson turned to Tucformer Wildcat son last week to finish the academic semester, and head coach Sean Miller said he had the chance to return to the team once he met some agreements with Miller. “If he meets that agreement he could potentially be reinstated,” Miller said on Nov. 21. Despite that, Miller was skeptical whether or not Johnson would meet his demands, telling the media he was not optimistic. Johnson has been well-traveled in the past few seasons, attending four different high schools and now leaving the Wildcats. He played at St. Raymond’s in the Bronx, St. Benedict’s in Newark, N.J., and was then dismissed from high school basketball power Oak Hill Academy in February for violating team rules. He transferred to Wadleigh High School to finish out his high school career. Now, the Wildcats have one less big man in a already-thin front line. Forward Jesse Perry has been starting at center, and previous starter Kyryl Natyazhko didn’t see any playing time in Saturday’s game against NAU because of matchups, Miller said. Miller has said freshman Angelo Chol will see more playing time after a strong week of practice.
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Swim qualifies 11 for NCAA championships By Cameron Moon DAILY WILDCAT
In its biggest meet of the season, the Texas Invitational, Arizona qualified 11 swimmers for the NCAA Championships. “We wanted to get as many NCAA trips as possible,” said senior and two-time national champion Cory Chitwood. “Then we don’t have to rest many guys later in the season. We have a lot of guys that made cuts, stepped up on relays here. We’re going to have a full team that’s rested purely for NCAAs.” In total, the Wildcats qualified 11 individuals for 17 events and five relay teams for the NCAA Championships in March. One of the 11 that qualified was women’s captain Alyssa Anderson, who says that this meet will give them a boost heading into the semester
break. “This meet gives us lots of momentum,” Anderson said. “It’s great motivation to light a fire under people. We got a chance to see where we are this weekend, and that gives us a lot of confidence for NCAAs.” Despite all the success Arizona had this weekend, there’s still room to improve. The Wildcats won’t have another meet until Jan. 6, but head coach Eric Hansen refuses to let them slip while they wait. “I want everyone to do well in finals and finish well academically,” Hansen said. “We just need to go back to work, training hard over Christmas break and come back to make a big push in January
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RichRod part of the zoo On Saturday, Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne introduced Rich Rodriguez, Arizona’s 30th head football coach, to nearly 14,000 fans in McKale Center. He was added to the “This is Arizona” portion of the Wildcats’ pre-game video introduction. After the game, head coach Sean Miller said he was excited for Rodriguez. “Pac-12 football is exciting when you see
some of the new coaches coming into the conference, namely ours,” Miller said. “I’m excited to watch him. It’s a great time to be an Arizona fan and hopefully we’ll add to that.” Rodriguez said his family is “excited” to be come of the Wildcats’ family. The 48-year-old emphasized the importance of Arizona’s in-state rivalry game, calling ASU “that school up north.” In terms of national contention, Rodriguez reiterated Arizona’s ability to be on the forefront of college football saying, “Why not us?” During his speech, Rodriguez said he has already started to work on hiring a coaching staff and recruiting. “This will be my last coaching stop, if you’ll have me, for sure,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez sat in the ZonaZoo during the second half of Arizona’s 53-39 win over NAU.
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Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez mingles with students in the ZonaZoo during the basketball team’s 53-39 victory against NAU on Saturday in McKale Center.
Three University of Pittsburgh assistant coaches are leaving the school to join Rich Rodriguez’s staff at Arizona, the Pittsburgh PostGazette reported Sunday. Tight ends coach Tony Dews, 38, secondary coach Tony Gibson, 39, and co-offensive coordinator Calvin Magee, 48, are expected to be named to Arizona’s staff in the next week. Both Dews and Magee coached under Rodriguez at Michigan and West Virginia. Magee is also a candidate for the head coaching job at UMass, according to the Post-Gazette. Gibson played defensive back for Rodriguez at his first head coaching stop at Glenville State.
A news release from Pitt said the coaches were leaving for “other coaching opportunities effective immediately,” and will not coach in Pitt’s bowl game. The UA has $2 million budgeted to hire Rodriguez’s assistants.
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Carrasco transitions to coach Former Wildcat player now assists Berkowitz on staff By Iman Hamdan
itting the courts has a new meaning for former Arizona men’s tennis player Andres Carrasco. Instead of the usual routine of warmups, drills and cool-downs, he now stands on the sidelines as a volunteer coach for the Wildcats. “It’s a completely different role. It’s not about yourself anymore, but about others,” said Carrasco, who played his final season at Arizona last year. “My motivation comes from helping others improve their game and also their mental ability.” Carrasco’s love for the game began at the young age of 4. Up until age 17, the Spain native was determined to be a professional tennis player. But due to an ongoing battle with a herniated disc, Carrasco quickly realized that becoming a pro was unrealistic. But his love for the game did not waver, and at 19 years old, he decided to play at the collegiate level. Carrasco joined the UA men’s tennis team in January 2007 to play alongside one of his close friends, Bruno Alcala. In his four-year career, Carrasco managed to earn the titles of Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic
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in the opening half, junior forward Solomon Hill grabbed an offensive rebound and scored during a put-back on consecutive possessions — the first of which tied the game at 16 and the second gave Arizona a two-point lead. Hill led Arizona with 15 points and seven rebounds, making Saturday’s game his sixth consecutive contest with a solid performance. “He’s the engine to our team,” senior guard Kyle Fogg said. “It can be points, anything. If you look across the stat line, he’s filling it up.” Arizona’s second half was the polar opposite of the first, and Fogg, who finished the game with 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting, was a big reason why. He hit three straight 3-pointers from nearly the same spot on the floor after missing all four of his attempts in the first half, ballooning Arizona’s lead up to 14. “As long as we kept taking good shots, open shots, eventually they would fall,” Fogg said. “The most important thing is that we were playing hard even though we got out to a slow start.”
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Arizona men’s tennis assistant coach Andres Carrasco takes practice swings at the Robson Tennis Center on Wednesday morning. The former Wildcat put his tennis playing aspirations aside to coach his former team.
Team and Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mentions Honor. “He was a big impact player and ranked number two in singles,” said sophomore men’s tennis player Kieren Thompson. “We are going to miss him as our captain, but are glad to have him come back and be a coach.” Carrasco has been a captain for the men’s team for the last two
years. Because of that, the transition from player to coach has been quite smooth. “He continues showing leadership qualities when dealing with the guys,” head coach Tad Berkowitz said. “With such a young team this year, we are looking for one of them to step-up as the leader and Andres provides a great example of a leader.” In his senior year at the UA, he
knew volunteer coaching would be his next step in the tennis world. “Andres is a good go-to guy for the guys on the team because he has been in their shoes,” Berkowitz said. “The fact that he also has a good understanding of both the players and the coaches’ expectations creates better communication for our team all around.” Carrasco is also learning the
behind-the-scenes dedication it takes to be a collegiate men’s tennis coach. From filling out extensive recruiting paperwork to organizing his multiple duties, Carrasco finds himself adapting to his new role. “The first step to being a good coach is to be a ‘friend’ to your players since the way they feel emotionally will determine their performance in most cases,” Carrasco said. “However, there needs to be a balance in the relationship between me being their friend and me being their coach. As their coach, I expect to be respected and find that balance of friendship and coaching.” Carrasco found this balance with his coaches while playing, which made his experience as a Wildcat “unbelievable.” Carrasco also believes motivating players is important. He understands that being a tennis player is like being strapped into a “mental roller coaster” for a season, and having that voice of reason creates some sort of stability in a crazy time. He hopes to one day be the head coach of a college men’s tennis team. Both Berkowitz and assistant coach Tom Lloyd have been helping him look for positions. “He has made a good name for himself in the tennis world,” Berkowitz said. “As long as he continues to handle himself well and builds strong relationships he will be well on his way.”
Volleyball falls in NCAA first round Wildcats lose to Michigan State 3-1 in Austin, Texas By Kelly Hultgren Daily Wildcat
The Arizona volleyball team ended its season on Friday in a loss to Michigan State in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas. The Spartans let the Wildcats have one game, but took the next three sets to a result in a 3-1 (18-25, 25-17, 2520, 25-21) loss for Arizona. Arizona committed multiple hitting errors throughout the match, which undoubtedly contributed to its loss. The Wildcats almost made a game’s worth of hitting errors with 23 total. “It was a frustrating match for us, because we just made too many attacking errors,” head coach David Rubio said to the media after the match.
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and the beginning of February for championships in March.” Having a month off from racing would scare some teams, but not Arizona. Chitwood and his teammates are excited to get back in the water. “We need to get back in the pool and put in a solid month’s work,” Chitwood said. “Once we start racing faster teams in dual meets again, our true colors will show. Tougher meets will be good for us, racing tired in Pac-12 championships will be good for us. We’re exactly where we need to be.”
More importantly, Fogg needs to keep Solomon Hill’s assist-to-turnover ratio in tact. “I kind of joked with Fogg that by him shooting he’s helping my assist-to-turnover ratio,” Hill said with a laugh. “When he starts up faking and dribbling, it kind of takes my assists away.”
For the first time this season, center Kyryl Natyazhko didn’t see the floor. Arizona played small the majority of the game, while freshman Angelo Chol logged 11
“We just erred ourselves out of the match. When we are on, it’s when we aren’t making as many attacking errors. You might attribute that to the fact that we are young and inexperienced, but they were able to score and we weren’t.” Freshman outside hitter Madison Kingdon said the Spartans experience gave them an advantage, but dismissed Arizona’s youth as a reason her team lost. “I don’t think our team plays like we are young at all,” Kingdon said to the media. “Them having a lot of experience probably added to their game a little bit by being able to finish, and finishing stronger.” In the first set both teams went point for point, tying seven times before Arizona made a 5-0 run to take the lead at 16-12. The Wildcats continued their run taking the first set, 25-18. But after the first set, Arizona’s offense went downhill while Michigan
State picked up momentum, said senior outside hitter Courtney Karst. The Spartans amped up their play after game one and continued to outplay the Wildcats, she said. “Michigan State played better as a team than we did,” Karst said. “They made less errors and had more urgency.” The Spartans’ passing also improved after the first game, allowing them to vary their offense by setting the middle more, Karst said. For the second set, the Spartans did exactly what the Wildcats accomplished in the first, going on a 5-1 streak early in the game and never letting the UA back into the match. Both teams played evenly with each other throughout the last two sets, but the Spartans first made it to 25 in both games. “We are disappointed we lost in the first round,” Rubio said to the media. “But we will go back to the drawing board and get ready for 2012.”
minutes off the bench. Miller said Natyazhko’s benching was simply a matchup decision. “Tonight just didn’t favor Kyryl and future games will,” he said. Natyazhko has struggled to give the Wildcats an interior presence lately, and seeing fewer minutes may become familiar to the junior. Miller said he still wants to get Chol, who scored two points, grabbed two rebounds and blocked two shots against NAU, more minutes moving forward. “Angelo’s had two or three of his best practices at Arizona this week,” Miller said. “I think the more minutes we can give him the better, not only for him but for our team.”
Another slow start, lineup could change
Arizona’s slow starts continued against the Lumberjacks as the Wildcats trailed NAU 12-5, nine minutes and six seconds into the game. “I would love to be winning one time at the first media timeout,” Miller said. “No coach wants to be down every game.” Arizona’s continuous slow starts have caused Miller to contemplate tweaking the starting lineup. Jordin Mayes, Fogg, Nick Johnson, Hill and Jesse Perry have started the last two games, but that could change soon. “We have to continue looking at our starting lineup,” Miller said. “Who out of our starting lineup
Player highlights Senior Courtney Karst and freshman Madison Kingdon both led the team in hitting, making 15 kills each. Karst made one hitting error for a high hitting percentage of .438. Freshman Chloe Mathis had 40 setting assists, 10 digs and five kills. Seniors Cursty Jackson and Marketa Hanzlova contributed five kills and four digs, respectively. Freshman Rachel Rhoades made five kills and five blocks, while fellow freshman Taylor Arizobal had six kills and two blocks. Sophomore Candace Nicholson got up 10 digs for her 22nd match with double-digit digs this season.
continues to not play well during those first four minutes and we have to make a change. That’s all part of coaching at Arizona right now, just make sure that we have the five guys that deserve to walk out there to play.” The first candidate for a demotion would be Mayes, who went 0-for-4 in 16 minutes on Saturday. “I’m not the guy who says they play well when they don’t, and he didn’t play well today,” Miller said of Mayes. “That doesn’t mean he’s not trying to play well or he hasn’t played well in practice. By evidence that he’s starting says that we believe in him. No question, if he would have played well today it would have helped us a lot.”
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Arizona guards lead team to two wins in Hawaii Women’s basketball earns first big victory against Syracuse By Zack Rosenblatt Daily Wildcat
After starting the weekend off with a loss to BYU, the Arizona women’s basketball team closed the Hukilau Invitational on a twogame winning streak after beating Syracuse 80-74 on Friday and host BYU-Hawaii 78-61 on Saturday, bringing their record on the season to 7-1. A win over BYU-Hawaii was to be expected, as it is a Division III program that entered the game without a win. But the Syracuse win comes as a little more of a surprise. The Orange entered on a sixgame winning streak, ranked No. 28 in the ESPN/USA Today poll and was Arizona’s first opponent from a major conference, the Big East. Entering the game, Syracuse was ranked second in the nation in rebounding margin — Arizona was ranked 107. In the game, Arizona was outrebounded 56 to 47, yet in the end, that didn’t matter. Forwards Erica Barnes and Cheshi Poston were key contributors against Syracuse and BYUHawaii, and in the two games they combined for a total of 50 points and 32 rebounds.
It was the play from Arizona’s backcourt that really made the difference. Davellyn Whyte, Arizona’s leading scorer, had one of the best games of her Wildcat career against the Orange. Whyte struggled from the field by shooting just 4-of-11, but she overcame that by shooting 12-of-14 from the free throw line and getting a near triple-double with a team-leading 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Senior guard Shanita Arnold, at only 5-foot-5, managed to grab eight rebounds against Syracuse, and head coach Niya Butts was impressed with her starting point guard’s play this weekend. “I want to give a lot of credit to our team and Shanita Arnold was really a leader for us,” Butts said in a press release. “This was one of her best team performances since she’s been with us.” Arnold finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals against Syracuse. She added six points, eight assists and two steals against BYU-Hawaii. Candice Warthen, the Wildcats’ second-leading scorer on the season, shot 13-of-26 in the two games, scoring 37 total points and going 5-of-11 from 3-point range. Defensively, Arizona held Syracuse starting guards Carmen Tyson-Thomas, Elashier Hall and La’Shay Taft to just 6-of-41 shooting and a combined 18 points.
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Arizona forward Kevin Parrom surveys the defense in the Wildcats’ 53-39 win against NAU on Saturday in McKale Center. After an andrenaline-filled return, Parrom is still recovering from a gunshot wound to his right leg.
Parrom still not 100 percent Forward taking small steps in recovery after emotional return By Mike Schmitz Daily Wildcat
Twenty-two days ago, Kevin Parrom infused McKale Center with energy, bringing the capacity crowd to its feet. Parrom defied all odds and returned to the court just over eight weeks after he was shot in the right leg while visiting his ill mother in New York. The 6-foot-6 forward played 18 minutes, scored six points, drilled
a clutch 3-pointer, grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists in his emotional homecoming. Since that memorable moment, however, Parrom has had to deal with playing hurt and is taking baby steps toward what could be a long recovery. “Once the adrenaline and the emotion of him returning left him, he’s hit with reality, and that is that he was shot and at one point he had no feeling,” said head basketball coach Sean Miller. The swingman is playing at about 85 percent, according to Miller, and his production is down. Since his first game back, Parrom has scored only 16 points over the last five games.
During that stretch he’s shot in only 5-for-22 from the field in 15.6 minutes. Parrom went 1-for-4 in 13 minutes against NAU on Saturday, and the frustration is starting to mount. “He’s frustrating himself because he can’t do things that he could normally do,” forward Solomon Hill said of Parrom. “I think just mentally he has to buy into the fact that it’s not going to all come back to him right away.” “Coming into this year, he was going to be a huge part of what we do,” Hill added. “Being able to play the 3, being a bigger lineup, it’s hurting us a little but just because we can’t have the strong punch that he gives us.”
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Scorpio — Today is an 8 — Your capacity to get things done quickly and efficiently earns you major points. Fire up your financial engines, and use that creativity to bring in cash.
— Today is a 9 — The two of you shine. You’re in action, and it’s coming up roses. An abundant harvest lets you share generously. Give thanks all around.
Wildcat Campus Events Calendar Campus Events Biosciences Toastmasters Club Meeting Monday, December 5, 2011 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. The Biosciences Toastmasters Club offers a great environment for scientists and other professionals to practice speaking and leaderships skills, an area of development often overlooked in specialized higher education. Bring your lunch and join us! Medical Research Building Room: 102 Join Us at Arizona State Museum for a New Exhibit and Health Fair October 15, 2011- January 7, 2012 Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living This family-friendly exhibit, inspired by a children’s book series of the same name, raises awareness about type 2 diabetes prevention from a Native American perspective. History, culture, and health are explored through objects, photographs, artwork, storytelling, and video. Interactive and hands-on activities encourage healthy living.
Surgical Weight-Loss Seminar Monday, December 5, 2011 5:30 p.m. This bimonthly informational seminar is for prospective patients and the general public. Dr. Carlos Galvani, associate professor of surgery and director of minimally invasive, bariatric and robotic surgery at The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus, will discuss the latest medical advancements in surgical weight loss. Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave. Room: Kiewit Auditorium Steward Observatory Public Evening Lecture Monday, December 5, 2011 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Marie Rex from the Steward Observatory will give a talk titled “Looking Beyond the Visible: A Submillimeter View of Star Formation.” Steward Observatory Room: N210
Campus Events Campus Events Faculty Reading: Christopher Cokinos and Beth Alvarado Monday, December 5, 2011 7 p.m. Christopher Cokinos is the author of the nonfiction books, “The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars” and “Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds,” both from Tarcher/Penguin. He is the winner of a Whiting Award, the Glasgow Prize and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. Chris is at work on a new book on the history of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and joined the faculty at the University of Arizona this year as an associate professor. He is also affiliated faculty with the Institute of the Environment. Poetry Center UA Guitar Ensemble Recital Monday, December 5, 2011 7 p.m. Guitar recital presented by the University of Arizona School of Music. Music Room: Holsclaw Hall
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Meet Me at Maynards Recurring weekly on Monday. Monday December 5th 5:15pm Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Monday evening, non-competitive 3-mile run/ walk begins and ends at Maynards Market/Kitchen and features trash pick-up en route every third Monday. www.meetmeatmaynards. com/ 400 N. Toole Ave.
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!!! Awesome 5 & 6 BDRm houses convenient to UofA now pre-leasing for August 2012. Quality Living Rents Quick! Washer/ dryer in all homes, zoned A/C, alarm system, lighted ceiling fans, stainless appliances, private fenced back yard, check out locations and floor plans at http://www.UniversityRentalinfo.com and call 520-747-9331. !2Blocks nw uofA 6bedroom 2bath available for immediate move in. Large kitchen, AC, DW, Washer/ Dryer, Large yard. 8841505 www.MyUofARental.com $1350, 4BD, 1305 e. Waverly #1 (Grant/ Mountain) fenced yard, covered patio, fp, approx 1679sqft, AC, 881- 0930 view pictures at prestigepropertymgmt.com $775 2BD/1BA close to U. Adorable, clean, Avail. Jan. 2nd. Lrg yard for dog, tile, new a/c, heat. 1928 E. Copper St. 623-8662501 1980 n tynDAll #1 5bd/ 3ba house A/C, ceramic tile, all appliances $1600 ALSO 1980 N Tyndall #2 A/C, washer & dryer $1250 Real Estate Direct, Inc 520-6232566 1Block uofA. 3BR $1200 recently renovated, off-street parking, enclosed patio, safe neighborhood. A bargain! Available immediately. 405-7278 1mIle noRth of UofA. 2BD 1BA house. Lg yard. $900 plus utilities. 870-4667 2558 e hAmpton gReAt 6bd/3ba house with all appliances including washer/ dryer! Saltillo tile throughout $1950 Real Estate Direct, Inc 520-623-2566 2BD 1BA house. $795/mo. Short walk to North Gate. W/D, D/W, walled patio area. Available late December. Call John 520-4290396. View floorplan at UofADigs.com 2BR, sAve tIme and money 1Block UofA, Fireplace, walled in patio, off-street parking, large kitchen. Available Jan 1. $650/mo. Call 405-7278. 3BD/ 2BA wIth den A/C washer & dryer walled yard $995 ALSO 6bd/ 3ba prelease for August! Pool, den and more! $2500 REDI 520-623-5710 or log on to www.azredirentals.com 3BDRm 1BAth ADoBe huge 1700sq.ft. with 420sq.ft. garage. Gas and water included. Only $1000/mo discounted rent. 432 E. Mohave 520-240-2615, 520-2993987 3BDRm, 2BAth home. 2blocks from UofA stadium. Large yard with off-street parking. All appliances. $900 per month. Call 702418-8411 Available immediately. 1824 E. 7th St.
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4Bedroom 3Bath $1200 Home with spacious living room, full size washer and dryer, dishwasher, storage room, private balcony, tile throughout the house with carpet in the bedrooms! Plenty of parking, right off the Mountain bike path, 5blocks to UA. Call Amy 520.440.7776 6Bd/ 3Ba, PooL, laminate wood floor/ tile, bbq, washer/ dryer, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, huge yard, AC, security bars. Near UofA. Available December/January. Pets okay. $2500/mo. Call Anthony 520- 9777795 6Bedroom 5Bath– a must see! Great two story floor plan with garage at Mabel and Cherry. Open living room, separate dining area, large bedrooms & closets, fenced yard and lots of storage. Call Chantel 520.245.5604 825 N. 2Nd ave. (Speedway/ Euclid) 2bd with den, $1095 Located Five blocks from the UofA main gate and University Blvd shops and restaurants. Beautiful two bedroom house in the historic district. Catch the streetcar minutes from your front door to Fourth Avenue and downtown. Fire place, hardwood floors, updated kitchen with newer cabinets, sink and dishwasher with newer appliances. Washer, dryer, fenced yard and great front porch. Remodeled bathroom with porcelain tile, new vanity, light fixtures, sink and faucet. Will not last long! view pictures at www.prestigepropertymgmt.com
BraNd NeW hIGh-eNd boutique house just finished, bike to UofA. 3bd, 2ba, beautiful kitchen, stainless steel appliances, w/d, a/c. Great for UofA students. Must see! 222 E. Elm. 520-885-5292 520-841-2871 do you LIke living in a dorm? Join the army. Save half of your housing costs by sharing a home with one of your friends. Call for details. 575-7799 NoW PreLeaSING For AUG 2012!!! 3-17 bdrm HOUSES within 4blks of UofA. Sign lease now for fall 2012! Many of them have POOLS! Visit www.prestigiousUofArentals.com to find out more info. Call 520.331.8050 to arrange showing appts. Hurry, the best houses go fast! NW deSert CaSIta. Lush, desert. 1Bed +Office/ 1Ba/ Pool. Gas stove, swamp. Easy commute. $700. Lease incl water. 9820221. To see more visit: http://rattlesnakerancharizona.blogspot.com/ SmaLL CottaGe Water paid A/C $425 ALSO 2bd/ 1.5ba A/C carport fenced yard pets ok $700 REDI 520-623-5710 or log on to www.azredirentals.com
BeautIFuL CataLINa FoothILLS home. 3br/ 2ba Campbell/ Skyline/ Alvernon area near Finger Rocks Trailhead; 3897 E. Diablo Canyon; Nice kitchen, Garage, 1631sqft, great privacy; $249,000, Chuck 520-7952176 or Marie at 240-2127, ChuckLSee@Hotmail.com
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PrINCe/ mouNtaIN 2.5 mILeS to UofA. Near bike route, CatTran shuttle. Woman looking to share spacious home w/ 2female grad students. 2rms available now $395 or $350. Includes all utils, laundry, kitchen. 891-4661
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