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No. 1 Arizona cut down Stanford to size Wednesday night as it narrowly won, extending its winning streak to 21
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STANFORD’S ANTHONY BROWN (21) fights for the ball against Arizona’s Aaron Gordon (11) in the second half at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Arizona won, 60-57.
offensive perspective, we weren’t nearly as good as we’ve been,” Miller added. “I credit Stanford. STANFORD, Calif. — No. They had a good game plan and 1-ranked Arizona (21-0, 8-0 Pacplayed excellent defense.” 12 Conference) escaped Stanford For the first time this year, the (13-7, 4-4) with a 60-57 victory opposing team pulled down more Wednesday night. rebounds than While the Wildcats Arizona. Stanford We know by now that we are going started off slow, digging grabbed two themselves into an to get everyone’s best shot. That’s more offensive immediate 7-point hole, rebounds than what happened tonight.” it didn’t take long for — Nick Johnson, the Wildcats and junior shooting guard them to snap out of it as, ultimately outonce again, the defense rebounded them helped charge the 38-36. comeback. “Stanford did a great job at “Good fortune always plays a “Our ability to defend at a very role in whether you win or lose. high level, to get defensive stop There were times where, from an STANFORD, 7 BY EVAN ROSENFELD The Daily Wildcat
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after defensive stop when [the opposing] team really needed to score — that’s what we’ve done from day one, and that’s really the reason if you ask why we won tonight,” head coach Sean Miller said.
Questions have arisen among graduate students over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The Graduate and Professional Student Council hosted an information forum Wednesday evening in the Student Union Memorial Center with several administrators in an attempt to address concerns about the status of students’ health care coverage. The panel, which included Andrew Carnie, dean of the Graduate College, and Dr. Harry McDermott, executive director of Campus Health Service, fielded questions from a room full of graduate students about what effects the Affordable Care Act will have on UA-provided insurance, whether or not it will cover international students when they are out of country and more. The employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act requires any employers with more than 50 employees provide their full-time employees with health coverage. It will take effect in January 2015, and the UA is already working to comply with the law, according to Helena Rodrigues, director of Human Resources Strategy and Planning. “If you look like a full-time employee, as far as the federal government is concerned, you need to have the same benefits package as I have,” Rodrigues said. Much of the concern among graduate students surrounds whether or not they will still be considered part-time employees, according to Zachary Brooks, president of GPSC and a second languages acquisition graduate student. Current graduate students will have to be considered full-time employees if they work more than 30 hours a week, which has some major implications. “The thing that could be a problem for some graduate students is that if they got over to full-time status, they wouldn’t be students anymore and they
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English class mentors Swine flu high school students infects SCIENCE
Arizona BY MARK ARMAO The Daily Wildcat
Despite the warm weather and clear skies that have graced Tucson over the past few weeks, an invisible artifact of winter still lingers in the air: the flu. But this year, along with the more mundane strains of the virus, a growing number of patients in Arizona are being infected by a type of influenza known as H1N1. Commonly referred to as “swine flu,” the strain was the culprit of a pandemic that sent scores of people to hospitals across the globe in 2009. While most flu strains tend to hospitalize only the very young and the very old, H1N1 breaks the mold, sending even seemingly healthy young adults to urgent care. “H1N1 is no more or less contagious than the other types of influenza,” said Dr. Sean Elliott, medical director of infection prevention for the UA Health Network . “But this particular strain seems to infect and cause disease in [young adults], and that means college-age students.” There have been 15 UA student cases of influenza this month, 14 of which were type A, the same flu category that H1N1 falls under, said Director of Campus Health David Salafsky . Although it is likely that at least a few of the 14 type A cases are H1N1, no tests were conducted to confirm the exact number, he said.
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The Daily Wildcat UA students are getting the opportunity to share their knowledge with the high school community. Wildcat Writers is a college outreach and access program that works to facilitate partnerships between high school teachers and UA professors. The program was founded nine years ago by a UA graduate student and a local high school teacher The program aims to create a more comfortable atmosphere for high school students who may soon be transitioning to college, and to show those students what to expect when REBECCA NOBLE/THE DAILY WILDCAT writing at a college level, according to Rachael Wendler, COOPER TEMPLE, a political science and economics freshman , and Naomi Lee, a Sunnyside High School senior, peer edit each other’s essays in the UA Main Library on Wildcat Writers coordinator. The program works as Tuesday. a mentorship between UA for outreach and college high schools. students and high school “We are working with writing and access for students students from local high who might not schools. Roughly otherwise have 350-500 UA and all the same It’s more about relationships, [rather] high school educational than only ideas. students and privileges as — Jessica Shumake, 16-28 teachers students in English department lecturer participate in other high the program schools locally.” each year, from Shumake has been primarily first generation local high schools such as college students and students participating in the program Desert View High School, from underrepresented for three years and has her Amphitheater High School, groups,” said Jessica Shumake, English 109H class collaborate Sunnyside High School and Kurt Fischer’s AP English department lecturer with Marana High School. The and member of the advisory Literature class at Sunnyside program collaborates with board for the program. High School. The high school high schools that may not have build personal “Sunnyside Unified School students access to the same educational District is part of that mission MENTOR, 2 materials as other local Tucson
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The Daily Wildcat The School of Information Resources and Library Science is preparing students for life and work in the digital age. eSociety is a program that was launched by SIRLS last fall. This program gives students the option to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts degree or an undergraduate minor in the field. “eSociety is a term that simply refers to the idea that everything we do in society is often based in digital communication,” said Catherine Brooks, director of undergraduate studies for SIRLS. “It’s a relevant degree program for today’s digital age … and students are enthusiastic about it.” Over the past semester, there has been an increased interest in the eSociety program, according to Ricky Salazar, administration and recruitment manager for SIRLS. The program started with about six students pursuing it as a major and five students pursuing it as a minors, and has since grown to about 22 majors and 20 minors, according to Salazar. “Over one semester, it’s quadrupled, essentially,” Salazar said. “We are getting students from all disciplines. … The curriculum is so diverse.” Students in the program are studying a wide breadth of subjects, such as computer sciences and data analysis. Other areas include information management, online collaborative work and social media use, along with management across the health, education, business and civic sectors. “We felt that it would be important to offer an undergraduate degree in the social dimensions of the Digital Age,” said J.P. Jones III, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “Every dimension of our lives [is] being constantly transformed through the growth of digital information.” In addition to business, the eSociety
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Zariah Lombroso, an eSociety sophomore, is one of the students taking the online major about digital storytelling. The number of students majoring in eSociety has almost quadrupled since last semester.
program is also designed to teach and prepare students for work in social media production, marketing, big data analysis and consulting with governmental and nonprofit organizations, according to Salazar. Salazar, Brooks and others in SIRLS organized an employer roundtable with about eight organizations from Tucson, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Salazar said.
“They were inspired by the curricula and skill set that our students will be well-trained in,” Salazar said. “We have taken the steps to set up internships and capstones with many of these organizations.” This hybrid technical and social science degree has captured the attention of future employers, and has sparked their interest in UA students involved in this degree,
UA cycling club gears up for seventh annual road race BY Madison Brodsky
The Daily Wildcat The UA Cycling Club is hosting its seventh annual criterium race on Oracle Road this weekend. The weekend of racing begins on Saturday, with a half-mile track for beginners and a longer track for more advanced cyclists. Sunday will feature different types of road race events such as hill climbing, individual time trials, and team trials, where four people work together for the fastest time against other schools. Most of the bikers that started off in the club last year were either casual or beginning bikers, said Joey Iuliano, a planning graduate student. Iuliano said he accidentally discovered his passion for cycling while sitting on the couch watching the Tour de France; he immediately began saving money to purchase an expensive competition bike to replace his old one. Iuliano, who is now vice president of the UA Cycling Club, started the annual race on Oracle Road, which he compares to a NASCAR event on bicycles. Iuliano said his inspiration for the race was the realization that rebecca Sasnett/The Daily Wildcat Arizona had beautiful cycling tracks Joey iuliano, graduate student in urban development, is the vice president of the UA’s Cycling Club. The but lacked annual races. club is hosting its seventh annual criterium race this Saturday. The club is working on volunteering and reaching out to the community majors and deal with a full course are not allowed to participate in any load, full-time jobs and full-time race, practice or ride unless they are more this semester. racing commitments, wearing a helmet.” Ben Elias, a Iuliano said he hopes that this race Wilson said. sustainable built The club actively Wilson added will be a huge success that beginner, environments senior fosters a sense that he admires his collegiate, advanced and professional and president of the of safety and team for its amazing racers will continue to compete in UA Cycling Club, said discipline and loves every year. awareness to he wants to connect “I encourage everyone to come to watch its current with the larger other people on members inspire out and spectate,” Iuliano said. “[The cycling community the road. new members to race] is fun to watch, close to campus by organizing races — Thomas Wilson, develop the same and spectator-friendly.” in Arizona. associate professor of practice sorts of skills. Wilson Thomas Wilson, also appreciates his associate professor team’s ability to instill of practice and faculty adviser of the UA Cycling Club, a respect for the rules of the road in brought his 10 years of competitive new members and promote safety. “The club actively fosters a sense of cycling experience to the club after — Follow Madison Brodsky being hired at the UA. Many members safety and awareness to other people @BrodskyMadison on the road,” Wilson said. “Students of the cycling team are engineering
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SPIN THE WHEEL Students gathered on the UA Mall on Wednesday afternoon to take part in the New Year, New You event
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mandate on universities has led the American Council on Education to ask for additional assistance from the from page 1 federal government in implementing would have to pay their debts the requirements, according to immediately,” Brooks said. Rodrigues. International students at the “There have been repeated UA could also lose their visa status requests to the federal government because of the loss for more guidance on of student status, implementing the law We’re trying to find a way to make it according to Carnie. in higher education,” Brooks said he work on this campus. Rodrigues said. “We have has been receiving — Helena Rodrigues, not yet received additional Director, Human Resources Strategy and Planning emails from guidance.” graduate students The immense size of the who were unsure law has posed challenges of the status of their part-time jobs of students also might not know that to the university in implementing because of messages they had been they can’t work as much now.” its requirements, according to receiving from their employers at Brooks said that with assistance Rodrigues. the UA. “We’re trying to find a way to make it from the Graduate College, GPSC “As it turns out, a lot of those has created an FAQ to help answer work on this campus,” Rodrigues said. departments and colleges didn’t have questions from graduate students “It’s a very confusing law.” to do that,” Brooks said. “They were about how the Affordable Care Act confused also by the implementation will affect them. of this giant federal policy.” The confusion regarding the — Follow Ethan McSweeney Students have been raising implications of the employer @ethanmcsweeney
ASUA to mark gender neutral bathrooms BY Elizabeth Eaton The Daily Wildcat
ASUA Sen. Dakota Staren, a public health sophomore, moved to establish more gender neutral bathrooms on campus at the ASUA Senate meeting Wednesday night. According to the UA’s Statement on Restroom Access, “in keeping with the University’s policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity, the University allows individuals to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity.” Currently, the UA has 66 gender neutral bathrooms on campus, but they are not marked clearly. One part of Staren’s platform was to mark gender neutral bathrooms on campus maps and get new signs to make it easier for students to find gender neutral bathrooms. Staren proposed purchasing 40 new signs, with each sign costing $21.95. The signs look different than typical bathroom signs in that they feature the female with a skirt and male without a skirt images, as well as a figure with half a skirt. The initiative stemmed from Staren’s desire to be less discriminatory and make the UA campus a more welcoming place. “This is one way we can become a more diverse campus and be more progressive and keep up with other
Pac-12 schools,” Staren said. Staren also provided statistics, citing a study in which half of the roughly 6,000 transgender participants reported that they experienced harassment in public areas, including restaurants and bathrooms. About 10 percent also reported being physically attacked. Currently, the initiative has $500 from the ASUA Government Affairs and Public Policy department and is trying to find more funding. Staren said she believed it was her duty as part of ASUA to propose and support this idea. “As a student government, our goal is to passionately represent all students at the UA regardless of sex,” Staren said. “Our vision is for every student to feel comfortable on campus.” Other senators also expressed enthusiasm about the initiative. “I’m so excited for it to be up around campus,” said Sen. Christopher Chavez, a political science sophomore. ASUA President Morgan Abraham co-authored the presentation with Staren, but was not present at Wednesday night’s meeting.
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concerns about what this new health care policy means for them, according to Lysette Davis, a higher education graduate student and the College of Education’s representative to GPSC. “A lot of students just don’t know what’s happening or how they’re going to be affected,” Davis said. “A lot
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BDSM: Camming soon to your room BY Kat
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uck Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; there’s a new sensation sweeping the Internet nation. Webcam modeling, known as “camming,” is exactly what it sounds like. Models sit in front of a laptop and take requests — ranging from topics for discussion to masturbating on camera — in exchange for money. The types of models on these sites also vary — from “college girl who needs the cash” to “experienced porn star with some free time.” I am definitely the former. I started camming live shows for my favorite BDSM studio, Kink. com, at a time when I needed both money and a sexual release — even sex columnists have dry spells. At first, I considered doing traditional porn, but who has time for 15 credit hours and a trip to California to get fucked on camera? I spent hours combing through websites. There must be thousands of them: Recession Girlz, StreamRay Studios, Eye Candy, Enticelive — the list goes on and on. Some are state of the art. Most look like the “Space Jam” site installed a chat room function. Kink.com is one of the better ones: It gives me a 60 percent payout for everything I make during a show, compared to the industry standard of 25-30 percent. Kink. com is also all about BDSM, which makes my camming experience slightly more intense than most. As a submissive camgirl, I take orders from dominants who come online to watch me, talk to me and pay me for all kinds of dirty, naughty things. On a good day, I tie myself up, spank myself with a belt, play with a dildo, beg for permission to cum and put clothespins on myself. All of this accompanied, of course, by generous tips and praise from my viewers. Models — myself included — are expected to appear available, alluring, mysterious, brimming with personality and, in most cases, horny. As a sub, I love putting on shows and pleasing people simply because it’s kinky and it turns me on. I do shows for myself and my own gratification. Giving my viewers an erotic experience that fulfills their needs for an evening is just an added bonus, and the money is the cherry on top. Some people probably play a role or “act the part” the entire time they’re on camera, but to me, no job is worth doing if you’re not having fun doing it. Respect is the most important part of camming and BDSM. I have a great experience with my job because I feel respected when I’m performing: I respect my viewers with a genuine sexual experience; they respect me by paying for my performances and not pushing me too far. My regular viewers are users of all genders who have accounts with credit cards attached to them and a good track record with other models. I have the power to ban anyone in my chat room at any time. Kink.com users have also taken it upon themselves to patrol the behavior of anons — anonymous viewers without credit cards who essentially freeload off of users. Anons log on and make absurd requests or insult models at least once or twice during a show. One of my favorite viewers says they are “amusing at best” and stands up for me and other models when an anon becomes too obnoxious. There are a few stellar cam sites like mine, but I have seen some with hundreds of pages of girls who ooze boredom and have a viewership of what I assume is mostly pubescent boys who stole their parents’ credit cards. When done right, though, camming is a more personal and interactive version of porn and a great opportunity for both parties to have fun and get off. It’s all about finding a site that you feel comfortable and respected on, whether you are a performer or a viewer. Because if no one is shamelessly cumming all over their keyboard, smiling like an idiot, what’s the point? — Follow Kat @DailyWildcat
E-cigs spark etiquette debate BY Eric Klump The Daily Wildcat
s the old adage goes; “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” Electronic cigarettes may not actually be ducks, but they are quacking. Despite our perception of e-cigarettes as a new form of smoking, they look like cigarettes, put off a smoke-like substance and expel an odor that many find unpleasant. Why, then, are electronic cigarette smokers not held to the same standards of decency as traditional cigarette smokers? E-cigarettes are popping up everywhere. People use them at home and at work, in the car and on the bus. They smoke them in stores and in bars — sometimes even in class. At my job, I see e-cigarettes more and more — often worn around necks like medals of defiance. I also have the joy of watching customers
use the devices as they browse around, leaving a cloud of shitty piña colada vapor in their wake. Because of a perceived lack of danger associated with smoking e-cigarettes, some rudely use them without asking others if it’s OK to do so. I understand that e-cigarettes are meant to be healthier than regular cigarettes. I know that the vapor isn’t smoke, and I found no research saying it’s harmful to people like secondhand smoke is. I much prefer e-cigarettes to normal cigarettes. But e-cigarettes are still very annoying and distracting. Their noxious, crappy hookah smell wafts through a room like nerve gas. Like other cigarettes, they can cause eye or allergy irritation, and the smell can make some nauseous. For years, cigarette smokers have been subject to laws restricting their smoking behavior for reasons of health and safety. But they are also bound to a social contract based on politeness. The decorum for smokers has long included a mindfulness for how cigarettes may offend others. I don’t necessarily want to see e-cigarettes banned from UA, or anywhere; I only hope to see the same basic etiquette used with
e-cigarettes as with real cigarettes. E-cigarette smokers must take on the same responsibilities for their actions as regular smokers have. I’m not alone in believing that the same social codes should apply to these new, fancy smokers. I conducted a brief survey of UA students and found that most reacted negatively when asked their opinion of normal cigarettes while expressing indifference to e-cigarettes. However, students did feel that users of e-cigarettes should hold themselves to the same rules of etiquette as those who smoke regular cigarettes. Liberal arts sophomore Lucero Amavizca feels that electronic cigarettes allow users to exploit a legal loophole. “Since e-cigarettes are fine to be smoked indoors, they do skirt laws,” Amavizca said. “I find it disrespectful to smoke indoors. I believe smoking is smoking, and [e-cigarette smokers] should be subjected to the same rules [as all smokers].” A lack of rules, partly due to how new e-cigarettes are, has left many questioning what the etiquette and policy around e-cigarettes should be. Some places allow e-cigarettes while others, such as airlines, ban them.
New York City and Chicago have started to instate laws and policies about when and where e-cigarettes can be used. But in many places, users are still subject to the whims of individual employees and managers who are just attempting to fill a policy gap. A set of simple guidelines can be used in all of these situations. If someone is near enough that you can poke them with a 5-foot pole, then ask first before smoking. If they say no, relocate or wait. If you are surrounded by four walls and a ceiling, exit before smoking. If you cannot exit a room because it does not have doors, smoke away — you have bigger things to worry about. Finally, never, ever blow vapor directly at someone. This may seem an obvious point of politeness, but it happens to me weekly. Use if you must, but just be considerate of us who really don’t want to be around smoke. It’s like passing gas: We try to wait until we’re somewhere safe and secluded, so we don’t offend others. Don’t fart in my face.
— Eric Klump is a journalism senior. Follow him @ericklump
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Pac-12 columnists write about white bread student populations, rejecting “Best”s, and trusting the FCC “Racial discrimination in college inhibits cultural progress” by Cassie Rudd
“Award shows should not determine what is ‘best’” by Danni Wang
“A love-hate relationship with the FCC: Are corporation or government agencies better guardians of freedom?” by Ian Cameron During past awards seasons, I’d fill out my
After the 2010 U.S. Census, the demographic of Portland was deemed to be one of the “whitest major cities in the country,” a concept exemplified in a 2011 article in The Oregonian by Nikole Hannah-Jones. … Historically, the reason for Oregon’s Wonder Bread quality has been primarily attributed to the Jekylland-Hyde-ness of the state’s outlawing of slavery in the Civil War, because the state outlawed slavery, but still banned blacks from moving to the Beaver State. … This is truly upsetting. College is supposed to be a time and place in which you get to explore the world and your options in it. It’s a time to discover and understand the great pluralism of it. It’s when we should hopefully be forming a healthy appreciation for the varied places we inhabit. College is supposed to have the “level playing field” that Sy Stokes of UCLA talks about in his video. … And if [college] simply imitates society’s standards of preference and superficiality, it cuts itself off at the knees and keeps the negatives of society recirculating in a vicious cycle of failure.
brackets for best actor, actress, songstress and television show hopefuls. It would be a year long study of the material and Metacritic statistics filled with disappointments and career resurges affecting my predictions. The best strategy? Pick Meryl Streep for everything. She’s first-draft. … This year, however, my excitement for finding out these superlative outcomes began to diminish. … Often times, I watch movies or listen to songs simply because they win “Best Picture” or “Best Album.” Because of this, I’ve lost, or never gained, the ability to self-discern. ... It is as if award shows capitalize on the celebrity of the artists rather than the art itself. Instead of focusing on an incognito performance a particular actor or actress gave, the spotlight is on the star factor of the performer themselves. Acceptance speeches become the mascot for the performance rather than letting the work reach out and speak to the audience itself. The Daily Trojan University of Southern California
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Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium, 4PM-5PM. Henry Koffler Building, Room 218. Philip J. Elving Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, will present a talk titled “Advanced Antithrombotic/Bactericidal Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymeric Materials/Devices for Biomedical Applications.” “Getting Started: The Process of Writing and Overcoming Writer’s Block,” 4PM-5PM. Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Room 338S. This workshop will cover strategies for moving through writer’s block and getting your ideas out on paper (or on your computer screen). We will experiment with various brainstorming techniques so you have the start of a writer’s “toolbox” available to you. ‘Little Colorado River: Failure of the Settlement and the Triumph of Social Media’, 4PM-5PM. James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 160.
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Candice Warthen’s world Arizona women’s basketball team has shown improvement on defense, but so far that hasn’t made up for the loss of 2013 graduate Davelyn Whyte on offense
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We’re down to seven people and half of us are already injured. We’ve just got to be smart about what we do with our bodies and make sure we get treatment.” — junior guard Candice Warthen
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No. 1 Arizona just barely slipped by Stanford last night and improved its 2013-14 record to 21-0. This is now the Wildcats’ longest winning streak in the modern era. Number 21 for Arizona, Brandon Ashley, had 10 points in the three-point win.
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REDSHIRT JUNIOR GUARD Candice Warthen drives the ball down court during Arizona’s 96-52 loss to Stanford on Jan. 17. Warthen will be expected to improve the offense.
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efensive improvements aren’t enough to offset the struggling offense of this year’s Arizona women’s basketball. The Wildcats are giving up a respectable 65.5 points per game but scoring a Pac-12 Conference worst of 59.5 points per game. A drop in scoring was to be expected with the graduation of Davellyn Whyte, but the early emergence of junior guard Candice Warthen eased the transition. “She wants to do well,” UA head coach Niya Butts said. “She’s watching film; she’s getting in here and doing extra. … I feel good about her.” Warthen started out the year by averaging 19 points and shooting 43.3 percent from the field in the first four games of the season, including back-to-back games of
more than 20 points. which Warthen went 0-11 from However, apart from a 23-point the field and did not score a point. game on Dec. 15 against Texas “If I knew, she wouldn’t be 0-11; Tech, Warthen has struggled to and, if she knew, she wouldn’t regain the consistency she showed be 0-11,” Butts said after the Cal early on. Since that Texas Tech game. “We can’t afford for her to game, her offensive numbers have go 0-11.” drastically dropped. Her points In Arizona’s four wins this per game average has gone from season, Warthen is averaging 12.5 16.8 to 12.1, and her field goal points per game on 51.2 percent percentage has dropped from 42.6 from the field, but in defeats she percent to 34.7 is averaging 11.9 percent. points per game It’s not a on 31.6 percent She’s watching coincidence that from the field. film; she’s the team has only It’s safe to say getting in here scored 65 points the team goes as and doing or more in two Warthen goes, extra. of the ten games and she embraces since Texas Tech, that. — Niya Butts, and has lost eight “I want to be head coach games in a row. that person,” Butts has talked Warthen said. at length this season on Warthen’s “I just have to focus in and importance to the team and understand that they want me offered an interesting take on to have the ball. … I just have to Warthen’s struggles, especially the remain confident in myself.” Jan. 20 game against California in While it’s certainly not
uncommon to see win and loss splits where the field goal percentage is higher in wins, it’s troubling to see how significant of a difference Warthen has in that category. That’s not a good sign for someone who leads the team in scoring and field goals attempted. Looking forward, Warthen is putting in more effort than ever to find the consistency that has eluded her for the majority of the year. Senior guard Kama Griffitts said she can see her effort and knows how important she is to the team. “Candice is a hard worker no matter what,” Griffitts said. “If she’s doing well, she’s going to work hard, and if she’s not doing well, she’s still going to work hard. It makes us want to work just as hard as she does.”
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Power Rankings: Who can catch the Wildcats BY LUKE DELLA
5. Utah (14-6, 3-5) The Utes are good, really good. Forward Delon Wright is the best 1.No. 1 Arizona (21-0, 8-0 Pac-12 player on a talented team and is making a case for first team AllConference) The Wildcats are making history Pac-12. But for some reason, Utah with every win from here on out. It can’t win on the road, at all. The Utes will be interesting to see how they beat then-No. 25 UCLA at home, but after having already lost to schools rebound if they eventually lose. such as Boise State and Washington 2. UCLA (16-4, 5-2) In a struggling conference, the State on the road. 6. Colorado (15-6, 4-4) Bruins are trying to prove that It’s amazing how much one player defense doesn’t necessarily win can mean to a single team. Five games championships. But in order to be the best, they must beat the best, and after losing its veteran scoring leader, in their only regular season matchup, Spencer Dinwiddie, the Buffaloes UCLA’s lack of defense couldn’t have lost four games, including a 72-51 stomping by overcome the ASU. Colorado is still Wildcats. talented, but if it can’t These aren’t 3. Stanford quickly fix the holes that (13-7, 4-4) your Scottsdale, Dinwiddie left, it’ll be a The players’ Ariz., cougars. disappointing season brains and Washington for the team. brawn may 7. ASU (16-5, 5-3) State isn’t make them Herb Sendek has aggressive perfect husband had a nice run. Sendek material, but enough on led the Sun Devils to the Cardinal is offense. the second round of severely lacking the NCAA tournament in size. Head in 2009 and won the coach Johnny conference Coach of D a w k i n s the Year award in 2010. doesn’t quite have the talent on his bench to compensate for Stanford’s Most of his success, though, can be attributed to former ASU guard misfortune. James Harden. Since Harden left for 4. California (14-7, 5-3) Golden Bears point guard Justin the NBA, Sendek has struggled to Cobbs is making a strong push for consistently recruit well out of the the best in the conference, ahead West. 8. Washington (13-8, 5-3) of Arizona’s T.J. McConnell. A more If Stanford thinks it has a size consistent scorer, Cobbs will have a problem, it should take a peek at chance this weekend as California what Washington is working with. hosts Arizona. The Daily Wildcat
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The Huskies have not been able to recover since they lost big man Jernard Jarreau to a knee injury in their first game of the season. 9. Oregon (14-5, 2-5) The Ducks don’t have a size problem; they just have a confidence issue. Since being ranked No. 10 on Jan. 2, Oregon has lost five of six games and is no longer in the top 25. The Ducks face UCLA tonight and No. 1 Arizona next week. 10. Oregon State (11-8, 3-4) The Beavers might need a trim. OSU ranks near the bottom in many big men categories.
11. USC (10-10, 1-6) The Trojans don’t provide the protection needed to be an elite conference team. Currently, USC ranked 280th in the country in points allowed. 12. Washington State (8-12, 1-7) These aren’t your Scottsdale, Ariz., cougars. Washington State isn’t aggressive enough on offense. The Cougars don’t go after it. They rank 337th in the country in points per game. — Follow Luke Della @LukeDella
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Lopez returns from surgery to field a new and improved coach BY ROSE ALY VALENZUELA
The Daily Wildcat Three months without a head coach would probably feel weird for any sports team; it did for the Arizona baseball team. When the Wildcatsâ€™ Andy Lopez had a quadruple bypass heart surgery in October, it meant his team would have to be without him while he recovered. â€œIt probably sounds corny, but I probably took [coaching] for granted in some ways,â€? Lopez said. Assistant coaches Shaun Cole and Matt Siegel were the ones who had to take care of business while Lopez was gone. Returning players felt that they, too, had to fill some shoes so that nothing would change while Lopez was out. â€œWe wanted everyone to feel like he was there,â€? sophomore infielder Kevin Newman said. â€œWhen he came back, we wanted [it] to be the same; we wanted to be working just as hard and getting just as good.â€? Those three months are gone, and the team finally has its coach back, just before the season begins. Lopez returned to the field on Jan. 15 when spring individual workouts began for the players. The first official practice for Arizona was on Jan. 24, and Lopez was finally there with his entire team. The returning players already had an idea and knew what to expect, but new players, especially the freshmen, werenâ€™t sure what Lopez had to offer. â€œItâ€™s great â€” he brings up a new sense to the club. A lot of freshmen didnâ€™t experience what heâ€™s like,â€? Newman said.
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HEAD COACH Andy Lopez had heart surgery in October, and returned to the field for the first time this month.
â€œTo have him out here now is was a freshman on the 2012 definitely better for us.â€? UA team that won the NCAA This will be the 13th season tournament. at Arizona for He was with Lopez, and Lopez then, and It probably according to he was also with sounds corny, his returning him when the players, he is team didnâ€™t make but I probably the same as it to the NCAA took [coaching] he always has tournament last for granted in been even after year. some ways surgery. â€œBeing able to â€” Andy Lopez, â€œ[Heâ€™s] the have Lopez back Head Coach same coach here is huge for Lopez,â€? Newman the entire team. said. â€œNo Heâ€™s getting us difference. High intensity and ready real quick,â€? Moore said. expects excellence.â€? â€œHeâ€™s got a lot of catching up to Junior catcher Riley Moore do, but our assistant coaches
did a great job last fall as well as the leaders, the older guys on the team. I know he expects 110 percent.â€? Three months of recovering from surgery and time off the field have not kept Lopez from being his typical high-intensity self. â€œHe may be even more of â€˜Andy Lopez,â€™â€? junior pitcher Mathew Troupe said with a smile on his face.
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keeping us off the glass here,â€? Miller said. â€œTheyâ€™re big and physical. We donâ€™t run into a lot of teams that are as big as we are. They did as well as any team we played all year of keeping us off the glass.â€? Arizona trailed 31-30 at the midway point, but outscored the Cardinal 3026 in the second half. The turning point came late in the second half: With the score tied at 53, the Wildcatsâ€™ defense pushed Stanford to take rushed shots and went on a 7-4 run over the final six-and-a-half minutes to close the door on the Cardinal. Since the beginning of conference play, Arizonaâ€™s shooting guard Nick Johnson has set the pace for Wildcat comebacks. Wednesday he came up with five key defensive rebounds, a steal and a block as he led the squad in scoring with 16 points. â€œIn my opinion, Nick [Johnson] is the best defender in the country,â€? Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell said. â€œNick doesnâ€™t get enough credit for how he defends people. [Stanfordâ€™s] Chasson Randle is one of the best scorers in our conference, and I think Nick is by far the best defender in our conference, so it was a good matchup.â€? Randle accounted for 12 points, five rebounds and two assists, but because of Johnson, Randle was limited in efficient shooting, making three of his 15 shot attempts from the field. Johnson didnâ€™t just defend and score, either. The junior also contributed on the night with four assists. The Wildcats continued to struggle from the free-throw line. Arizona shot 62.1 percent (18-29) from the stripe. In their first 20 games this season, the Wildcats shot with 66.5 percent accuracy from the free-throw line. â€œComing into this game, we knew it was going to be tough,â€? Johnson said. â€œI knew they had a very good offense. We know by now that we are going to get everyoneâ€™s best shot. Thatâ€™s what happened tonight.â€?
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Another setback: Merrill leaves team, goes home BY ROBERTO PAYNE The Daily Wildcat
Freshman guard Ashley Merrill has left the Arizona womenâ€™s basketball team due to personal reasons, according to UA spokesperson Susie Epp and head coach Niya Butts. Merill has withdrawn from the university and gone back home to California to be with her family. â€œShe is back at home in California, and we 100 percent wish her well and fully support her in that decision,â€? Butts said. â€œThatâ€™s about all the comment I can have on that.â€? Merrill was in the midst of her freshman season with the Wildcats and had been a key bench contributor for an otherwise shorthanded unit. She averaged 4.1 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game. The loss of Merrill puts Arizona in a dangerous spot, with only seven active players and 10 more regular season games. As it was, the team had already lost senior forward Alli Gloyd and freshman forward Dejza James to injuries. â€œItâ€™s something that, obviously, you donâ€™t foresee that,â€? Butts said. â€œItâ€™s the nature of whatâ€™s happened
with us this year, and we have to make the most of it.â€? The loss of players due to leaving or transferring has become routine during Buttsâ€™ almost six-year tenure at Arizona. Before the departure of Merrill, 21 womenâ€™s basketball players had either transferred away from or left the UA under Butts. The program has lost seven players in the last two years alone. Among those who have recently left are center Aley Rohde, guard Erin Butler, forward Shereen Sutherland and guard Lynette Holmes. This was not only unforeseen, it is also an extra challenge for Butts and her coaching staff in the middle of a frustrating 4-15 season. They now have the task of managing minutes to ensure players are fresh while trying to secure their first Pac-12 Conference victory. Of course, the current players are preparing for upcoming games knowing that their minute totals could very well reach season highs. Junior guard Candice Warthen said the loss will have a legitimate effect on the team, and players have to get through it. â€œItâ€™s going to have a tremendous impact on our stamina,â€? Warthen said. â€œWeâ€™re down to seven people
and half of us are already injured. Weâ€™ve just got to be smart about what we do with our bodies and make sure we get treatment. Practice isnâ€™t going to be able to be as impactful as it has been because we donâ€™t have enough people.â€? Arizona practices now consist mainly of additional practice players who come in to fill the many gaps left on the floor due to injuries and departures. However, the team still exudes an aura of confidence. Senior guard Kama Griffitts, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.3 points per game, said the team has to grind out the rest of the season. â€œI think naturally in midseason youâ€™re going to feel a little bit more fatigue,â€? Griffitts said. â€œWeâ€™ve just got to push through it and grind out.â€? The Wildcats have lost eight games in a row, though they had a five-game losing streak earlier in the season. Last season Arizona also had eightgame and five-game losing streaks. In 2012-13, the Wildcats went 12-18, in 2011-12 they were 15-17, in 2009-10 their record was 14-17 and in 2008-09, they went 12-19 in Buttsâ€™ first season. Under Butts, the Wildcats have only played in one post-season national tournament,
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FRESHMAN GUARD Ashley Merrill takes a jump shot during Arizonaâ€™s 64-79 loss to Cal in McKale Center on Jan. 20. Merrill has left the team, the latest blow to the Wildcats.
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Staying faithful to New Year’s resolutions is harder for some than others; study suggests those with heart disease are less likely to make changes
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Practicing good “cough etiquette” is one of the flu-prevention techniques suggested by doctors.
Elliott likened the hospitalize patients than strain to one that caused the other strains, Elliott the so-called “Spanish explained. Elliott also warned flu” pandemic, which jumping to killed millions of young against adults in 1918. Although catastrophic conclusions the current outbreak isn’t upon hearing a word like nearly as severe, Elliott “epidemic.” “It sounds scary to use said that the increased number of H1N1 cases is that term,” he said, “but every year alarming you have an because This epidemic of it will particular flu, just by the probably definition.” lead to strain Michael m o r e seems Acoba, the pediatric to infect epidemiology and adult and cause p r o g r a m d e a t h s disease manager for t h a n the Pima expected. in [young C o u n t y T h e adults], H e a l t h current and that Department, flu season means said that in Arizona college-age although has seen students. many health n e a r l y professionals 2,500 lab— Sean Elliot, didn’t expect confirmed UA Health this kind of cases of Network director comeback influenza, of infection prevention from H1N1, with flu they weren’t activity completely in all 15 counties, said Laura blindsided by it either. “We expected to see Oxley, the public information officer for cases of H1N1. That’s the Arizona Department why it’s in the vaccine,” he said, adding that it’s of Health Services. Of the 803 samples that never too late to get were “typed,” meaning vaccinated. Besides getting the tested in a laboratory to Elliott determine exactly what vaccination, kind of flu they were, 78 suggested that students catching and percent were of the H1N1 avoid strain, according the spreading the flu by Arizona Department of getting lots of sleep, Health Services weekly washing their hands frequently and practicing flu activity report. However, those figures proper “cough etiquette.” may be misleading since the patients who were tested were most likely hospitalized, and — Follow Mark Armao H1N1 is more likely to @MarkArmao
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Griselle Busanez, a journalism major, does a cardio workout on the StairMaster to get ready for her best friend’s wedding in June. Deciding to get in shape is one of the top 10 most common New Year’s resolutions, according to a ne w study.
BY Dara Farhadi
The Daily Wildcat
s January comes to an end, so does many people’s dedication to following through on their New Year’s resolutions. For some, a dance with death would be enough motivation to quit an unhealthy habit. A recent study, however, found some disturbing results: People with heart disease are unlikely to change their lifestyle, even after a health crisis. The study, led by Dr. Koon Teo, a professor of cardiology at the McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, found that only 4 percent of the 8,000 worldwide participants who had a near-death experience, like a heart attack, quit smoking and changed their lifestyle to include regular exercise and a healthy diet. Deciding to get fit, eat healthy and quit smoking are among the top 10 resolutions Americans make every year, according to a study by the University of Scranton that was published earlier this month in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. It’s no easy task to accomplish a resolution. Only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their goal, according to the study. “Behavior is extremely hard to change once habits are formed,”
said Thomas Plante, a professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. “Even after health scares, such as a heart attack, people find altering their diet, exercise, drinking behavior and so forth is very difficult.” Undeclared freshman Kaylie Gomez, however, has stayed faithful to her resolutions for this year. “I do it just for the fact that I look better and feel healthier,” she said as she took a break from her run around the UA Mall. The ability to follow through with a resolution differs from person to person, and depends on what is going on in the person’s life at the time, said Anne Bowen, a UA psychology professor. “If you’ve always loved peanut butter,” she said by way of example, “it’s hard to give it up.” A successful resolution depends on two elements, according to licensed psychologist Leslie Becker-Phelps. The first is to get good advice, and the second is to think positively. Becker-Phelps is also the author of “Making Change,” a blog found on psychologytoday.com. “If you are trying to lose weight or start exercising more, you are more likely to give up if you are self-critical,”
Becker-Phelps said. “If you are positive with yourself, compassionate to your struggle and accepting that you might make mistakes, it’s more likely you will be more successful in the end.” Plante says that although two-thirds of people who begin an exercise program drop it within six months, there is still hope. “We can develop good health habits early in life, like in college, which will serve you well later,” he said. “Also, we can structure our environments to force us into healthy behaviors.” Bowen said that having a friend to keep you accountable will help. “One of the first interventions is to find a buddy,” she said. “Somebody to go walking or running with, and who prevents you from sitting at home thinking about eating cake.” Gomez said that she runs with a close friend who is a more experienced runner to help keep her accountable. “People think there are easier ways to do it, like taking pills, or that sitting down and being lazy is easier than getting up and going,” Gomez said. “It shouldn’t take a heart attack for people to realize they should start working out every day.” — Follow Dara Farhadi @Dara_Farhadi
Pick your poison: Weed or booze?
Obama says marijuana is not more dangerous than alcohol; Health experts reveal the truth BY Michaela Kane
The Daily Wildcat In a recent interview for New Yorker Magazine, President Barack Obama made what many believe to be a controversial statement: He doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. While Obama’s statement reflects the changing perception of the drug and efforts to legalize it, the comparison between marijuana and alcohol does have people wondering just how each of the two substances affects users’ health. “When we start using substances, any substances, before the age of 15, we increase the risk of having problems later on,” said Lynn Reyes, a counselor and alcohol and other drug specialist at Campus Health Service. Northwestern Medicine researchers in Chicago recently discovered a correlation between memory and marijuana use. The study found that teenagers who regularly smoked marijuana performed poorly on memory tests. It was also discovered that using marijuana in your early 20s can affect brain development, possibly leading to the shrinking and collapse of memory-related structures in the brain. In addition, there have been many studies investigating the effect alcohol has on the brain. Excessive drinking can have both short-term and long-term effects on the brain, according to the National Institute of Health’s Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. When people drink too much too quickly, they can black out and suffer from memory loss, which is meant to serve as a warning to slow down or stop drinking, Reyes said. “Alcohol is considered in a different category
of substance, in that we see deaths related to overdose,” Reyes said. “Marijuana doesn’t fall into the clinical category of addiction. Alcohol has a clear addiction pathology.” Long-term effects of alcohol vary. Persistent drinkers often suffer from liver disease, which can lead to liver cancer, and they are also more prone to mouth, throat and esophageal cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although both alcohol and marijuana have a variety of physical effects on the body, they also affect the user’s mental state. Alcohol acts as a Michaela Kane/The Daily Wildcat depressant, often causing feelings of sadness or With marijuana now legal in Washington and Colorado, many people, including President Barack Obama, are anxiety, according to the CDC. comparing the dangers of smoking pot to drinking. However, both are dangerous in excess, health experts say. Many marijuana smokers mention feelings The company, which offers many different of paranoia or anxiety, similar to the symptoms Although recreational marijuana is not legal in of schizophrenia, that are due to psychoactive Arizona, it is available to people who possess a kinds of marijuana, also offers edibles and component of the drug tetrahydrocannabinol, medical marijuana card, which allows them to vaporizers, which are especially beneficial for patients undergoing chemotherapy because or THC, according to researchers from the purchase small amounts of the substance. Many people who use the drug for medical they help patients regain their appetite. University of Western Ontario. THC triggers parts “Edibles are good for people going through of the brain known as cannabinoid receptors. purposes are looking for relief from health The activation of these receptors causes the issues like cancer, Crohn’s disease, glaucoma or chemotherapy, because they actually get into brain to react with fear in more situations than chronic, debilitating pain, said Jacob Schmidt, the fat cells and the metabolism and actually manager of target the pain,” Schmidt said. “They take longer it would if the person N a t u r e M e d , but are 100 percent non-harmful on the lungs.” had not ingested Marijuana doesn’t fall into the Although Obama’s statement may have been a medical THC. who m a r i j u a n a rooted in politics, having a president — clinical category of addiction. Although any drug dispensary in has confessed to using marijuana himself — can be dangerous Alcohol has a clear addiction compare the drug to alcohol does make people Marana. when taken in excess, pathology. “ M a n y re-evaluate the risk associated with it. there are also some — Lynn Reyes “I think they are both dangerous if used in patients come in Campus Health Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist health benefits to for one reason, excessive amounts,” said Sean Campbell, a drinking alcohol or and they find political science senior. “But used in moderation, smoking marijuana. Many studies have shown that moderate that the medicine actually treats them for other I feel like they are both safe enough.” drinking — about one drink a day for women ailments that are not on that list,” Schmidt said. and two for men — can reduce the risk of heart “If someone comes in with a specific condition, disease, which is the leading cause of death in say they can’t sleep at night, then we go into our inventory and look into what is most suitable for the U.S., according to the Mayo Clinic. — Follow Michaela Kane Marijuana is also used for health reasons. them.” @DailyWildcat