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t’s hard to know how many people are sexually assaulted on campus. A single case has been reported to the UAPD this year, but five reports have been made to the Dean of Students Office. And about 40 reports have been filed with the Oasis program. The university’s data regarding sexual assault varies across campus and its statistics cannot begin to capture the prevalence of sexual assault in the UA community.




Shouldn’t they (sexual assault cases) all be reported to the UAPD at some point? I mean, I feel like they should, because they have more legal authority to deal with them. I feel like it shouldn’t be really taken as an academic issue. — Paul Impey, history junior


NOTING This day in history >> 1859: Oregon becomes the 33rd state in the U.S. >> 1912: Arizona becomes the 48th state in the U.S. >> 1920: The League of Women Voters is founded. >> 1989: Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa, calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of the “Satanic Verses.”



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According to a report funded by the Department of Justice, roughly 1 in 5 college-age women will be impacted by sexual assault by the time they graduate. Kathe Young, psychologist at the Oasis Program at Campus Health Service, said the UA is no exception, yet the data collected by the Oasis program, the Dean of Students Office and University of Arizona Police Department do not reflect her assumption. Each department handles sexual assault cases differently, and the outcome of these cases depend on which office the report was initally filed in. When it comes to reporting sexual assault, members

of the UA community can press criminal charges with UAPD, file a Code of Conduct violation with the Dean of Students Office or make a confidential report to the Oasis program. “Since students can report to one department or all three, depending on the actions that they want taken, it is not surprising that our numbers are different,” said Dean of Students Keith Humphrey. “Sometimes, victims choose to not report to anyone and that is their right. Sometimes, victims want to report. Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes both on and off a college campus.”


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nly one case of sexual assault has been filed with UAPD in the past year, as reported in a recent article by the Daily Wildcat. A report made to the University of Arizona Police Department ultimately results in a criminal investigation of the incident in which the department attempts to build a case and bring the perpetrator to justice. When it comes to pressing criminal charges in instances of sexual assault, time is of the essence, according to Sgt. Juan Alvarez, UAPD’s public information officer. “We encourage anyone who is the victim of sexual assault to report it immediately,” he said. The sooner a report is made, the sooner the police can collect evidence of the crime, he said. “We may lose that (the case) if it’s over an extended period of time,” Alvarez said. When someone calls UAPD to report sexual assault, a patrol officer is sent to get an official statement from the caller. Then a detective with training in sexual assault cases handles the investigation, and nurses gather forensic evidence from the victim to substantiate the case. In order for UAPD to act on a report, the assault must take place on university-owned property. Any incidents that happen out of UAPD’s jurisdiction, regardless of whether the people involved are affiliated with the university or not, are referred to the Tucson Police Department, Alvarez said.



ive instances of “sexual misconduct” have been reported to the Dean of Students Office so far this academic year, according to Dean of Students Keith Humphrey and Associate Dean of Students Kendal Washington White in an email. The Student Code of Conduct defines sexual misconduct as any non-consensual sexual interaction, including indecent exposure. If a person is found guilty of sexual misconduct, he or she may be subject to a variety of disciplinary actions, or “sanctions,” ranging from a notation on his or her transcript to expulsion. The facts of each case determine what sanctions are imposed. A report made to the Dean of Students Office initiates a Code of Conduct investigation. The purpose of this investigation is to discover exactly what happened between the victim and the accused. The office has the authority to act on incidents that take place on or off-campus that threaten the health or safety of UA students, Humphrey and Washington White said. To file a report, students can either speak directly to a dean or a student advocate or make a complaint online through the Dean of Students Office website. Others can make a report if they believe a student they know has been sexually assaulted. The Dean of Students will reach out to the victim, providing resources “to help them continue their education in a safe environment,” Humphrey and Washington White said.


I actually haven’t ever really heard the statistics, but I would’ve guessed that they’d be way higher than one reported to the UAPD. That kind of scares me, you know?


ince August 2011, the Oasis program has received about 40 reports of sexual assault from students, according to Erin Strange, violence prevention specialist for the program. When a person discloses to Oasis that he or she has been sexually assaulted, he or she may choose to file a “confidential report” with the program. The report includes details like when the incident took place, whether it occurred on or off campus and what actually happened. Names, however, are not included. The only identifying information given about the perpetrator is his or her relationship to the victim, who also goes unnamed. The confidential reports made to Oasis are used to collect data and point out trends about sexual assault in the UA community. The data shows that most victims of sexual assault in the UA community are acquainted with their attackers, which is consistent with national statistics, according to Kathe Young, a psychologist in the Oasis program. Unless a victim specifies that he or she wants to press criminal charges, instances of sexual assault reported to Oasis are not investigated by the University of Arizona Police Department or the Dean of Students Office. Not every victim wants to press criminal charges because he or she may fear retaliation by the perpetrator or worry that the investigation will inconvenience those involved, Young said, while others choose to cope with the experience by


They (students) need some organization, especially by women, and then women can freely report that kind of experience and then after that they should report to policemen.

— Rachael Plyler, pre-nursing freshman

— Yoonkeong Ahn, physiology sophomore

Presidential candidate Hart shares passion for education By Kyle Mittan DAILY WILDCAT

Current UA Presidential Candidate Ann Weaver Hart stepped on the UA campus for the first time on Monday to discuss her passion for higher education with the general public. Hart was accompanied by a panel of nine others, including Interim President Eugene Sander, Arizona Board of Regents President Tom Anderes and a number of regents, at the event in Gallagher Theater. All who were there greeted Hart’s visit to the university in the “Campus Welcome” event. The presentation itself began with praises to Sander from former United States Senator and Regent Dennis DeConcini for his time as president over the past eight months. “We had to have someone who could run this great university, who would be a great president,” DeConcini said. “Gene Sander has filled that bill.” DeConcini recapped the board’s efforts in their search for a new president, saying that the regents considered 80 potential candidates. Nearly all of the candidates had previous experience working within American universities, and almost 30 nominees were women, DeConcini said. 48 of the potential candidates were presidents of universities and several were provosts or deans. Regent Rick Myers gave Hart’s introduction, where he outlined much of her accomplishments during her time as president of Temple University in Philadelphia. There, Hart increased the university’s


Ann Weaver Hart, prospective president for the University of Arizona, came to Gallagher Theater to answer questions from students, Tucsonans, staff and faculty on Monday.

endowment by more than $80 million, improved the freshman retention rate and the time to graduation for Temple students, grew research expenditures and improved technology transfer outreach, Myers said. After her introduction, Hart gave a brief summary of her interest in pur-

suing a career in higher education, saying that her interest in academics stemmed from an appreciation for the human ability to learn. “I have always loved education, and I loved learning and have been so impressed by the tremendous knowledge that is present in the

human race,” Hart said. “Universities are the place where that knowledge comes together.” Hart also said she plans to work closely with Arizona representatives to build a strong relationship



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A new House bill has been proposed in an effort to allow college professors to fill gaps in K-12 math and science, which has seen a decrease in the number of teachers throughout Arizona. HB 2161 is designed to make the teacher certification process easier and more efficient for already well-educated instructors in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is geared toward collegiate-level instructors making the transition into teaching high school classes. “Institutions will be able to build a bridge in the K-12 and college levels,” said Rep. Heather Carter, who sponsored the legislation. Carter said that the need for HB 2161 came from the progressive presence of technology in the classroom and the extended correspondence of collegiate-level professors serving as well-educated mentors for high school teachers. But the state of Arizona’s bureaucratic laws prevents individuals with a master’s or doctorate degree in science from actually physically instructing a classroom without the proper certification, she added. “This legislation breaks down barriers,” Carter said. The law will manufacture a new academic relationship between colleges and high schools, she said, and is meant to rejuvenate interest in the field of science for a younger generation of students. The expertise of collegiate-level instructors is sought to better prepare high school students for when they eventually enter a college setting, she said. “There is a great interest in this field, but a need for more



between the state’s legislature and the UA, saying that she made those same efforts as president of Temple. “It’s critical that you have local relationships with those incredibly important people who are going to decide issues of critical importance in your institution,” Hart added. Following her speech, Hart answered questions from several people within the UA community, including graduate students and alumni. Questions ranged from raising the university’s world standing to improving coexistence between the arts, academics and athletics. “It actually does take a working bureaucracy to also make this happen,” Hart said. “But it’s more a commitment of the group as a whole to the accomplishments that are used to measure those rankings so that we take pride in the accomplishment of the goals, not just in the rankings themselves.” In a press conference following her meeting with the public, Hart said that academic medicine has been the greatest struggle during her time at Temple, and will continue to be her greatest struggle if she becomes president of the UA. “I think there are a lot of issues that we face as universities and higher education institutions,” she said. “But in the current turmoil of practicing medicine … focusing on healthcare while compensating hospitals is the perfect storm, and it’s one we have to confront across the United States.” The board of regents will vote on the decision to elect Hart as the next UA president during their meeting in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday. If elected, Hart will be the first female president in the UA’s history.

However, if a sexual assault victim called the UAPD to report an offense out of its jurisdiction, a UAPD officer would ensure the victim’s safety until TPD could reach the scene. “We’re going to make sure they get the help that they need,” Alvarez said. While UAPD’s investigations are completely independent of the Dean of Students Office, the department will contact the office if the victim is a student so that he or she can get support, Alvarez said. UAPD only works with the Oasis program if a victim wants to pursue a criminal case. However, the Oasis program collaborates with the department to prevent crime on campus and provides officer trainings about how to work with sexual assault victims, according to Erin Strange, violence prevention specialist for the Oasis Program.

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Several federal regulations dictate how the Dean of Students handles the information contained in cases of sexual assault. Title IX requires the office to investigate every instance of sexual misconduct, including rape, as fully as possible, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, mandates that the details of each report remain entirely confidential. Because of the Clery Act, an act requiring all universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep information about crime on and near their campuses, the UA is required to disclose campus crime statistics. So the Dean of Students, along with other departments on campus, works with UAPD to collect data for the annual Campus Security Report.

people are surprised to learn that if measured correctly, a 1 oz. shot of hard liquor at 40% alcohol (e.g. vodka, gin, whiskey, rum, tequila) has the same amount of alcohol as a 12 oz. Keystone Light at around 4% alcohol. The shot has more alcohol in less volume; for the beer, it’s the other way around. So given that both have the same amount of total alcohol – often described as a “standard drink” – you may wonder why the shot seems more formidable. The answer has everything to do with the amount of time it takes to consume. Ever see someone wandering around a party sipping from a shot glass? We didn’t think so. Unless you are drinking single malt scotch, shots are typically downed all at once. Beers, on the other hand, usually take more time to drink.


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As you can see, there really isn’t anything special about that 1 oz. shot other than the fact that it’s a standard drink that gets consumed very fast. But if you are trying to enjoy the social perks of alcohol while avoiding the drunk/depressant aspects and their aftereffects (e.g. hangovers, blackouts, regrets, throwing up), time is one factor you will want on your side.

pretending it never occurred. “And sometimes, especially with acquaintance rape, there’s a lot of confusion about what did happen,” Strange added. “So sometimes, people don’t know how to name what happened to them right away.” Filing a confidential report with Oasis helps survivors deal with the aftermath of their experiences by giving them an alternative to going to the police or the Dean of Students Office, Young said. “Why is it important that it’s confidential? Because then victims of sexual assault get to choose who they tell, and when and how,” she said. Still, while filing a confidential report with Oasis may empower victims of sexual assault, it poses a disadvantage to the UA community as a whole, Young said. “We know that people who rape or sexually assault tend to do it more than once, and if there is someone on campus doing that, we’d really like to be able to know about that and be able to do something to prevent future occurrences,” she said. While the 40 reports to Oasis were filed by students, anyone affiliated with the UA can seek help from the Oasis Program and incidents involving sexual assault need not take place on the UA campus. “This campus does not have walls all the way around that protect us from leaving, coming and going,” Strange said. “This is why it’s really hard to even put a guesstimate number on what’s really happening.”

Here are a few things that can help: 1. Choose beers with lower alcohol contents (typically 4-5%) 2. Pace yourself as you go. A good rule of thumb is two drinks per hour for men and one drink per hour for women. 3. BYOK – That’s “Bring Your Own Koozie”: these insulated can or bottle coolers keep your beer cold longer, so you can take your time – plus they can be great conversation starters. In conclusion, unless you are a shot sipper, beer is a better option if you choose to drink and want more of the benefits of slower, moderate drinking while minimizing potentially awkward and/or risky moments. For more Red Cup online, check out or signup for our weekly email at One billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making it second to only Christmas among card-sending holidays. Women purchase about 85% of all valentines.

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teachers,” Carter said. The lack of financial incentive is partly why more and more students graduating with a degree in science are looking for jobs in research-related fields instead of teaching. The bill is meant to allow experts with a desire to teach to easily obtain state law certification, which will permit them into the classroom. Some professionals in the science field can’t imagine that the bill will have realistic outcomes, however. “I don’t see this as having a significant impact,” said Ingrid Novodvorsky, director of the College of Science teacher preparation program. Novodvorsky said she agrees that there is a declining interest in science majors entering the teaching field, but doubts that college professors will be the right demographic to fill the void of K-12 teachers. “Teaching is not seen as a rewarding career path,” Novodvorsky said. As the program’s director, Novodvorsky ensures that students will be eligible for certification to teach science in grades seven through 12, and said she believes the bill will suddenly spark interest in well-seasoned professors to find time in their busy schedules to teach, for example, a 10th grade chemistry class on the side. “The teaching pedagogy between the two populations is very different,” said Elliott Cheu, the associate dean of the College of Science. The proposed legislation isn’t taking into account the difference in emotional maturity levels and special needs of individual students at the K-12 level, Cheu said, and most college professors are not properly suited to handle that kind of educational environment. “While we are all interested in improving education throughout the state, our strengths probably lie in the profession that we have already chosen,” Cheu said.

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Special Collections is hosting “Becoming Arizona: A Valentine State” to commemorate the Arizona centennial. There will be a lecture series that addresses how Hispanic heritage has influenced culture and politics in Arizona.

Special Collections looks at AZ history By Samantha Munsey Daily Wildcat

UA Special Collections will host a lecture today to address the progression and development of the Valentine state over the last 100 years. Arizona is celebrating its centennial today, as it became the 48th state to join the U.S. in 1912. To commemorate this occasion, Special Collections will host a discussion titled “The Sleeping Giant vs. the Politics of Fear: Arizona’s Hispanic Society in the Twenty-First Century” today in the Special Collections reading room at 7 p.m. Tom Sheridan, a research anthropologist and anthropology professor, will give the lecture, which will look into how Hispanic heritage has influenced culture and politics in Arizona. “What we want to do for this lecture is to look at Arizona in the present and future,” said Erika Castaño, Special Collections assistant librarian and archivist. “We think this is good to do that, as well as look at the past.” The lecture will also discuss how the Hispanic community has grown in the last 10 years and how that affects the political culture and economy of Arizona. In the last decade, the Hispanic population in Arizona has grown from 24 to 34 percent, according to Sheridan. “I will be talking about how I think the Arizona Legislature has mounted the worst assault on Mexican people and Mexican culture and society since early statehood,” Sheridan said, adding that if Hispanics can organize in proportion to their numbers, Arizona politics will change in the next 10 years. Sheridan, whose book “Arizona: A History” is

being revised and republished to fit the Arizona centennial this year, has extensively researched the culture and the people who have lived in Arizona dating back 11,000 years. Sheridan said he hopes people who attend his lecture will be able to understand more about Latino culture in Arizona history and recognize it as important today in regards to contemporary topics of race and politics. “The people who are proud to be Mexican are no different than American citizens that are proud to be Irish or Italian,” Sheridan said. “Being proud of your ethnic background does not mean you are not proud to be an American.” This lecture is the second in a three-part series about Arizona’s history. The first lecture, which was presented last November, discussed the history of Latina/Latino literature. The third lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on March 28 in Special Collections, and will talk about important female figures in Arizona history. The entire lecture series correlates to the exhibit “Becoming Arizona: The Valentine State,” which presents documents and artifacts from Arizona’s history leading up to statehood. “The exhibition we have (in Special Collections) goes up to statehood, and the lecture series is meant to cover more current issues or events that are going in Arizona,” said Verónica Reyes, associate librarian for Special Collections. “I’m hoping with the exhibit, people will go away with what happened prior to statehood,” Reyes said. “And with the lecture series, I hope they can take away some exciting nuggets that happened from statehood to present.”

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With Gov. Chris Gregoire’s signature on Monday in Seattle, Washington joins six other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex couples to marry.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — In a crowded reception room surrounded by applauding gay couples and lawmakers, and with media from around the country looking on, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed landmark legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state. The event brings Washington in line with six other states and the District of Columbia that allow gays to marry. With the signing, Washington also becomes the first state in the country to strike down state law that specifically limits marriage to one man and one woman. Spectators began chanting “thank you” as Gregoire entered the room. “We are here today to make history in this great state,” she said. “This is a very proud moment … It’s a day that historians will mark as a milestone for equal rights in this state, a day when we did what was right … just and fair. We did it together, Republicans and Democrats, gay and straight, young and old.” Gregoire, a Democrat, announced in June she would support same-sex marriage, after years of ambivalence. She recalled her personal journey in reaching that decision, which required her to go against the teachings of her

Catholic faith. Monday’s signing doesn’t mean that samesex couples in Washington can marry immediately. Changes in the state’s marital law won’t take effect for 90 days, until June 7 — at the earliest. Opponents of same-sex marriage intended to quickly file a referendum aimed at repealing the law, and if they are able to collect enough valid signatures — 120,577 — between now and June 6, the law will be put on hold until the November election. Those details, however, seemed far from the minds of couples who were here for Monday’s event. Among them were Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen, a lesbian couple from Seattle, who spent the first half of their 35 years together hiding from others their true feelings for one another. “It’s a wonderful day,” said Petersen, 84. “We didn’t think it would be coming this soon, but we are here and we are so proud of the governor and the Legislature.” Seven years ago, as part of their coming-out journey, the women held a ceremony at Seattle First Baptist Church where, in the presence of 150 friends, each pledged to be the other’s partner for life.


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hroughout its history, Arizona has built a reputation as a high-maintenance clunker that has to be coerced, wailing and protesting, into any sort of meaningful progress. In 1912, Arizona refused to be lumped together with New Mexico because the state was too Spanish. The Grand Canyon state was one of the last to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday, and only acquiesced after the federal government threatened to withhold funds. Arizona could be called “The Stubborn State.” No wonder it tops lists like AlterNet’s 10 “craziest state legislatures in America” and Gawker’s “Worst States in America.” It makes sense. Arizona has Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been accused by the Justice Department of “unconstitutional policing” and targeting Latinos for arrest. Arizona also has Gov. Jan Brewer, who has made national headlines for everything from her stance on immigration to wagging her finger at the president. And it would be remiss to forget state legislators like Rep. John Kavanagh, who has lately tried to persuade college students that paying tuition out of pocket “builds character.” Or Sen. Ron Gould, who has, on multiple occasions, sponsored and failed to pass measures that would allow concealed weapons on campus. But in 100 years of statehood, the last couple of years of negative national attention may amount to just a bump in the road — call it one of Tucson’s potholes. Arizona’s pride is in its understated appeal, and although the Grand Canyon is the obvious favorite aspect, there’s so much more to learn to love. To an outsider’s eye, the desert is a bare and barren place. But somehow the sparseness shelters a variety of plants and animals that can be found nowhere else. Even the sky looks different and more vast here. Without these natural features, Arizona could not have become one of the best places in the world for astronomy, able to boast of research facilities like the UA’s Steward Observatory. It’s a fixer-upper, sure, but Arizona has an undeniable classic charm. Arizona has its heroes, too, ones who have gained a national following like former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and lesser-known ones like the Packard family, who launched Tucson’s Ben’s Bells project and regularly help scatter reminders to “be kind” across the city. Plus Arizona has its college students. Despite all the Legislature has done to undermine higher education, the Arizona University System matters. After all, it’s unlikely that anyone from out of state has heard of the town of Carefree or visited Kingman, Ariz. While Arizona’s pride may be in its small-town appeal, those who drive this state forward will come from the state universities. The dinosaurs in charge have little on the line. Their re-election might rest on their voting record, but their decisions regarding tuition, guns on campus and higher education won’t hurt them. Ideally, they serve to represent your interests, but no one knows your interests better than you do. You have a stake in your own future. Shouldn’t you also get a say on where this state turns? Shake your head and chuckle at Arizona’s expense, or grumble about its conservatism, its xenophobia and its sheer craziness. Then do something about it. There’s more to Arizona than its politics, and more quality people behind the wheel than its current politicians. If you aren’t voting or standing up for your needs, you might as well be hogtied in the trunk. So where are you sitting in the car? — Editorials are determined by the Daily Wildcat editorial board and written by one of its members. They are Bethany Barnes, Kristina Bui, Steven Kwan, Luke Money and Michelle A. Monroe. They can be reached at or on Twitter via @WildcatOpinions.

Notes from the heart Daily Wildcat columnists weigh in on the different aspects of Valentine’s Day. What a stupid holiday

I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s not because I hate romance, or hate chocolate or hate sex, but because I hate that Valentine’s Day makes more people sad than it makes happy. Think about all the single people out there, forced to accept a Valentine’s Day alone, or who are desperate enough to go on a date with someone they don’t really like just to avoid the stigma of being alone on Valentine’s Day. Women and media that have built up these huge expectations, making it nearly impossible for men to fulfill them and inevitably causing disappointment. That’s not the love Saint Valentine, whom Valentine’s Day is named for, supported. My biggest qualm with Valentine’s Day is the fact that it’s quite pointless. It seems kind of silly that romance is confined to one day. If a relationship needs a made up holiday to spark romance, then the relationship probably isn’t successful. Valentine’s Day takes the spontaneity out of February and bottles all these expectations into one impossible day. Maybe I’m just grumpy because I don’t have a girl to go out with on Feb. 14, but to be quite honest if I did I would take her out the 15th or 16th. It would be more spontaneous, and it would be way easier to get a reservation.

It isn’t and shouldn’t be about splurging to buy love; it’s about splurging your feelings to fill the hearts of the ones you love. — Cheryl Gamachi, pre-journalism freshman

Avoid Facebook at all costs on Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day makes Facebook the No. 1 site to avoid. Facebook is flooded with Valentine’s Day statuses that are annoying to anyone who is single or in a relationship. Valentine’s Day is overly commercialized and if two people are truly in love, they shouldn’t need a day dedicated solely to expressing it. On the average day it is annoying to scroll down Facebook’s news feed and see, “Best night ever! I love you sooo much!! Together forever!” No one on the Internet cares about how much someone loves his or her “soul mate” let alone having to read something of that type a thousand times. Love is meant to be expressed in person between two people. Not between one person and the rest of the Facebook world. While it is bound to happen anyways, those easily annoyed by these overly cliché love statuses should stay off Facebook on this annual holiday. — Ashley T. Powell, journalism sophomore

— Dan Desrochers, chemistry freshman

An unconventional Valentine’s tradition

Don’t wait for happiness

It was first grade in Ms. Young’s class when I had my first Valentine. Let’s just say I was willing to go for what I wanted at an early age, so naturally, I did the asking. His name was Robby. My impression of him, as a 7-year-old, was he was good at math and could tell really good stories — and that was crushworthy, big time. So the day before the big day I went right up to him and asked if he’d be my Valentine. And just like that he agreed. That night I was so excited to have a Valentine. So my mom helped me make him one of those big heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies the size of a pizza with his name written on it with red frosting. I also made him a little card to say Happy Valentine’s Day. The next day, when I presented my gift to him, he loved it, and all was great. We of course stayed friends, but since that day, I made him cookies and a little card to give him on Valentine’s Day every year until we graduated high school. So this Valentine’s Day, why not be just as direct? Don’t wait to be asked!

I suppose I can’t judge Valentine’s Day fairly. I’ve never had a typical, chick flick-approved Feb. 14 — no roses, no chocolate, no dinner date that night. If I say I hate Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably think I’m just bitter and lonely and I have no experience to back up my opinion. Then again, if I say I love it, what can I really say I love about it? There’s no way to win. So I’ll just talk about my own experience of Valentine’s Day, where no one can say I’m wrong. My mom doesn’t like making reservations, looking for parking or slow service, so she abandoned going out to dinner with my dad on Valentine’s Day years ago. Instead, she invites her parents over to our house every year for a family dinner. Usually that night involves my mom and grandparents gossiping about their side of the family, my grandparents (whom I love dearly) passively chiding my inability to finish the cartoonishly large slab of meat served to me, and a whole lot of wine. It’s always a nice night (albeit a little awkward), but never romantic. Maybe someday I’ll have a typical Valentine’s Day, but for now I have my grandparents … and several boxes of Samoas.

— Serena Valdez, journalism junior

— Lauren Shores, journalism sophomore

Deeper meaning for Valentine’s Day

Somewhere along the way, the meaning of Valentine’s Day has been lost. Guys are pressured to plan a perfect day of romance filled with big bouquets of roses, big boxes of chocolates and an expensive dinner out. Girls anticipate the holiday so much and are crushed with disappointment when they aren’t showered with presents. “I think it is a Hallmark tradition in which people are expected to spend money,” said Brian Moriarty, a history junior. “It encourages people to act more loving for someone one day a year when that attitude should always be the case.” “I believe at first it was to honor love but now it’s all about buying things for your loved one,” said Alma Leyva, a business student. Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to showering the ones you love with thoughtfulness, kindness and caring. Making a collage of memories or writing a love letter is a thousand times sweeter. Dinners will be gone, flowers will wilt and chocolates, well, right to your hips; but pictures and words will last forever in their hearts.


In response to the Feb. 13 column, “Admission standards should be regulated”: I read your article today and I couldn’t help how it completely reeks of racism and ignorance. While I am not personally an international student and have full U.S. citizenship, I would like to speak on behalf of all the international students you targeted in your article, specifically the Chinese students which you make an effort to cite as your only example in the entire article. First of all, it is false that most international students are not

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required to take the SATs upon admission to U.S. universities. Many students in China spend many hours studying for the SAT’s, and ironically, perform much better than Americans who have spoken English since birth. In addition to SATs, students are required to take an additional test called TOEFL. Were you aware of that? I’m guessing not. Second of all, you listed University of Washington as a school which does not “provide an equal treatment between Chinese and domestic students.” Before making large generalizations, perhaps you should do some more research on admissions policies of universities in the U.S., rather than picking one university out of

Save your money for a memory not a gift

While I do understand the appeal of lingerie for Valentine’s Day, the subject matter is a little confusing. Honestly what girl doesn’t want to buy that little sexy something to seduce her boyfriend with? But is there really any purpose in going out and buying one of these pricy items? Each year thousands of shoppers, both male and female, flock to Victoria’s Secret, or a store of similar sort, with the idea that buying a hot pink corset and see through underwear will make this Valentine’s Day more “memorable.” I think that adding another $60 to $100 on top of dinner, roses and chocolates on something that will come off in two seconds isn’t really worth all the hype. Realistically if you’re in a relationship you’re probably going to have sex anyways so why break the bank on a piece of clothing when you can save the money for a romantic night stay at a hotel? — Rebecca Miller, a junior studying photography and journalism

hundreds and drawing a conclusion from that. Personally, I think this article was written either because you have nothing worthwhile to say or report about or out of a genuine fear of foreign students. Perhaps instead of focusing on other people and trying to put obstacles in their way so that they do not challenge your own success, you should put some effort into your own selfimprovement. Perhaps you scored horribly on the SATs yourself and see that as a major issue in college admissions (maybe one of the reasons you are attending this university, considering the laughable SAT admissions standards here). If you are thinking

that you made a huge achievement in scoring high enough on your SATs to be accepted to the UA and this is the reason other people should be “judged by the same standards across the board,” let’s not kid ourselves … As someone who scored in the 99th percentile in the SATs, I can assure you that requiring this test or not is not the determining factor to success in college. Therefore, I suggest you do your research more before publishing over generalizations and essentially crap in newspapers (even the Daily Wildcat) and also maybe re-evaluating your own insecurities or racism. — Jin Zhang

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Crazy collision

Two students bicycling on the UA Mall collided at 11:08 a.m. on Thursday. Other students getting out of class saw the accident and decided to call the University of Arizona Police Department because neither bicyclist moved for a minute. When officers arrived at the scene, both students had gotten up and inspected their injuries. One of the students involved in the accident had cuts and bruising on her knees and arms. The other student suddenly became dizzy, and had scrapes on his hands. Both parties dispersed and neither student was given a ticket nor a ride to the hospital. None of the student’s bicycles were damaged.

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Police officers arrested a member of the Delta Chi fraternity because he was throwing his girlfriend around and cursing her out at 2:18 a.m. on Friday. The girlfriend told officers that she was upstairs having a conversation with her friend, and her boyfriend came up and asked them what they were up to. The girlfriend said she was just hanging out with her friend and she wanted to hang out with her for a little bit longer. The boyfriend became very upset and stormed away. The boyfriend and girlfriend met back up minutes later, each more heavily intoxicated than before. The girlfriend said that she was going to make a quick phone call, and called her friend from the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity to pick her up and take her home. The boyfriend noticed the call and became angrier. He grabbed her arm and started walking quickly to the edge of the property with her belongings in his other hand. He swung her around and she tripped over a pile of rocks. He yelled, “Look, now you’re making a huge scene out of it.” He then grabbed her purse and swung it against a mailbox. The girl told him, “If you broke my phone, then you are buying me a new one.” He then picked the purse back up and told her, “Bitch, get the fuck off the property.” She stood up and said, “As soon as I get my purse back, I will.” They stood face-to-face with each other and he pushed her to the ground and started screaming at her. There were student and police witnesses who saw her fall to the ground. Officers noticed a hint of alcohol intoxicants on both party’s breaths. Officers split up the two and arrested the boyfriend for assault on reasonable apprehension, domestic violence with intent to injure and domestic violence conduct — engaging in violent behavior. She informed the officers that she was OK, and that this was not the first time this had happened. She said there were two previous times, once right before Christmas and another two weeks ago at her apartment while they were alone. Police informed her about a protection order against him and the details on how to obtain one. The man was taken to the Pima County Jail.

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have written a poem just for you Wildcats. Roses are red, orange and pink. Give them to me and I will no longer like you. Anything you need to rethink? Or how bout this one: Girls love Valentines Day, they really do. With a date, we are happy, our moods no longer blue. Without a date, we ban together and say, uhhhhh, screw dudes (You all know what I really wanted to say). OMGGGGG!!!! Pinkberry is finally opening! After the long awaited wait Arizona’s FIRST Pinkberry is opening today, on Valentine’s Day! I can’t even contain my excitement. I’m going to be that person that eats Pinkberry for all three meals for the next month! I’m about to go crazzzyy! So, if you see anyone acting strangely around Pinkberry, that’s not a sketch T-Loc. That’s me, going a little wild. Who cares about a dumb Hallmark holiday when we have more important things to worry about…like our CAREERS! Check out the Career Expo tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m in the Grand Ballroom. And hey, look on the bright side; if your Valentine’s Day goes horrible, at least there will be plenty rebounds there. Or you can land yourself your dream job. It’s a win-win! Catch yea on the flipside, Wildcats.

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Campus Events

“The Sleeping Giant vs. the Politics of Fear: Arizona’s Hispanic Society in the Twenty-First Century” Professor Thomas Sheridan, UA School of Anthropology, delivers the second of three lectures held in conjunction with Special Collections year-long exhibition, “Becoming Arizona: The Valentine State.” “The Sleeping Giant vs. the Politics of Fear: Arizona’s Hispanic Society in the Twenty-First Century” Arizona is going through one of its recurring cycles of anti-immigrant, anti-Hispanic hysteria. But Hispanics are the fastest growing sector of Arizona’s population. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic proportion of the population expanded from 25 to 32 percent. Hispanics are Arizona’s sleeping giant; if they organize in proportion to their numbers, they will transform our political culture and better position the state to take advantage of the global economy. Special Collections, UA Main Library. Tuesday, February 14th 7pm-8:30pm. Improv Comedy: Charles Darwin Experience FREE! The Charles Darwin Experience: The UA’s only all improv comedy group performs every Tuesday night in the Gallagher Theater at 10:10 pm. It’s an hour long show and completely FREE. So take a break from your mundane lives and enjoy the hilarity!

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Empathy Week at the University of Arizona This is an opportunity to help eradicate slavery in our world and make a direct impact in the lives of vulnerable and victimized children. All funds raised through this event will serve specific efforts of prevention, rescue and restoration in the United States and Mexico. Participate in Empathy Week (inspire others to join you) and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable kids! Monday, February 13, 2012 - Thursday, February 16, 2012 in the Student Union Memorial Center. Please visit for details such as the times and specific locations of Empathy Week’s various events. Tunnel of Oppression The University of Arizona’s nationally known Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience where participants move through the “Tunnel” and become part of scenes depicting ableism, border issues, homophobia, racism, sexism, etc. It is a powerful and emotional journey of the oppression that is still alive in our society- but, there is still “light at the end of the tunnel.” Tours will be given every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00PM and the last tour is 8:30pm, on February 14th. Tour size is limited to 15 people. Between the guided tour and processing & evaluating the experience, participants should expect to spend at least 1 hour and 20 minutes in the tour.

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Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care The University of Arizona College of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society invites you to “Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care.” Join in celebration of humanism in medicine by honoring health care professionals and staff. We will form a human chain on the plaza as a symbolic display of solidarity for compassionate patient care, followed by a short program with special guests including representatives from the national Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a performance by DOC-appella and a special edition of Art Aloud, the spoken word movement at the Health Sciences Center. The event is organized by the Gold Humanism Honor Society and sponsored by the College of Medicine Program in Medical Humanities. Arizona Health Sciences Plaza. Tuesday, February 14, 11:50 a.m. - 1 p.m.

“Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State” (exhibit) This new exhibit on display in the UA Main Library from Jan. 6March 28, 2012, details the path Arizona took to become a state — first as part of the Territory of New Mexico, then as the Territory of Arizona, finally attaining statehood in 1912. In addition to an array of historical maps, “Mapping Arizona” also includes books and unique documents selected from Special Collections extensive holdings. These additional materials offer insight into the stories that accompany the lines, boundaries, and borders within the maps. UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

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Ansel Adams: The View from Here Perhaps no photographer’s work has enjoyed such popularity as Ansel Adams’s awe-inspiring views of the natural world. His early trips to the Yosemite wilderness in the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s informed the stylistic approach that made him famous. These treks included not only the physical activities of hiking, camping, and mountain climbing, but also social, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual elements. With forty photographs and supporting documents from the Ansel Adams Archive, Ansel Adams: The View from Here explores the relationship between Adams’s magical photographs of the American landscape — both its panoramic vistas and its intimate details — and how he came to understand the importance of his natural environment. Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1pm - 4pm through March 4th at The Center for Creative Photography: 1030 North Olive Road.


“Way of the Cross” The annual exhibit of DeGrazia’s dramatic interpretation of the traditional Stations of the Cross also includes the resurrection of Jesus. The artist created these 15 original oil paintings for the Catholic Newman Center at the University of Arizona in 1964 where they were displayed for about a year. DeGrazia then replaced the originals with prints because of insurance and environmental concerns at the Center. A portfolio of prints is available at the gift shop. January 20, 2012 - April 15, 2012 6300 N. Swan Road 520.299.9191

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NBA Philadelphia 98, Charlotte 89

NCAAB No. 10 Baylor 79, Iowa State 64

No. 2 Syracuse 52, No. 18 Louisville 51

Former men’s hoops coach Lute Olson talks about this year’s squad, how he thinks head coach Sean Miller is doing and the Wildcats’ chances of making the NCAA Tournament

By Mike Schmitz Daily Wildcat Legendary UA hoops coach Lute Olson hasn’t manned the McKale Center sidelines in almost four years. But despite his retirement from the game, Olson still defines Arizona basketball. He bleeds red and blue and hadn’t missed a home game since his retirement, until this past Saturday against Utah. Whether it’s by way of the 1997 National Championship banner in the rafters or his former recruits Kyle Fogg and Brendon Lavender on the floor, Olson’s presence is still felt every day in McKale Center. The Daily Wildcat caught up with former coach Olson by phone on Sunday evening to get his take on this year’s team, head coach Sean Miller and Arizona’s NCAA Tournament chances. On this year’s team: “I think they’ve made really good progress. I think coach Miller and his staff do a great job. (Saturday) was the only game that I’ve missed since I’ve retired. I was just concerned about making sure that we got over there early enough that we could watch the entire game. Luckily we did. It wasn’t looking good in the first half but I’m glad they pulled it out.” On Sean Miller: “Coach Miller and his staff have worked really hard to get the program back up as evidenced by next year’s recruiting class that’s rated No. 1 in the country. What they’ve had a problem with this year is size. It’s just great to see that you bring in a 7-footer, a 6-foot-8 and 6-foot-9 guy. They’re still going to be freshmen (and) the fans need to understand that. They’re as excited as I am that this quality group is going to be coming into the Wildcat program. One of them is the son of Eric Cooper, who played at Arizona for me, which is exciting for me. I think everything’s going well.” On whether Arizona is an NCAA Tournament team: “First they have to worry about the Pac-12 tournament. I know that the Pac-12 has been down but I think the Cats will be ready for the Pac-12 Tournament. I’m just really happy that the program is headed in the right direction. There’s no doubt in my mind that in two or three years they’re going to be a regular in the NCAA playoffs with the new recruits and the people they’ve got right now.” On who he would like to coach on Arizona’s current roster: “Well we recruited a couple of the guys, Kyle Fogg and Brendon Lavender. I obviously like those guys because they were my guys. Solomon Hill is someone I’ve also watched for a long time and I really like the way Jesse Perry plays. He plays really hard and is always overmatched sizewise but makes up with it with his enthusiasm.”

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Head coach Lute Olson argues a call with an official during the second half of Arizona’s first round NCAA tournament game against Purdue on March 16, 2007,

’Cats becoming road warriors Time for UA By Nicole Dimtsios

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UA forward Solomon Hill said the upcoming Washington road trip is one of the most difficult in the Pac-12 Conference.

Daily Wildcat Junior Kyle Fogg can’t wait to get on the road again. “My mind is already on next week,” Fogg said after Arizona’s ugly win against Utah at home. Forward Solomon Hill wasn’t as gung-ho about the trip north. “In the past, that Washington swing has always been hard,” Hill said. “I always think the Washington road trip is always harder, especially with their fans.” But time away from Tucson may be just what the doctor ordered for head coach Sean Miller. In conference play, typically the team with the homecourt advantage comes out on top, but that hasn’t been the case for Arizona so far this season. The Wildcats have struggled at home, falling to Oregon and Washington in McKale, the arena once considered the most feared in the conference. Not only has that hurt UA’s chances to improve its Pac-12 record, but it also made many unsure whether the Wildcats would return to the NCAA Tournament this year. What’s even more upsetting for Arizona fans is when you add in the close calls against Oregon State (an overtime win) and most recently Utah (where Arizona was

down by as many as 13 points in the second half ). Miller was obviously frustrated and talked about his players’ lack of confidence, especially at home. “There’s only so much you can do,” Miller said. “We’re coaching through it, we’re fighting hard. We don’t have a confident team and it’s disappointing.” Instead, Arizona has played much better away from McKale Center, where Pac-12 opponents average nearly 63 points per game. When the Wildcats play on the road, they hold opponents to an average of 57 points per game. “What makes us successful is to be a good defensive team,” Miller said. The Wildcats have managed to unsettle opponents at home with pressing pack line pressure defense that has been most effective on the road. And while Arizona scores more at home, the Wildcats have tended to start slow in McKale this season, only to come back with a second half surge that falls just short. The average scoring margin in the losses at home have been significantly smaller than those on the road (four points vs. eight points), giving some cause to the concern that the Wildcats play better away

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to recognize it’s mediocre Zack Rosenblatt Daily Wildcat


rowing up, my parents always told me to remain optimistic. They were also pretty good at making excuses for me. When I was cut from the travel basketball team — three times — in middle school, my mother insisted I wasn’t making the team because these type of things are “all political.” It wasn’t about my skills. The reality was I just wasn’t that good of a basketball player. I’m still not that good. That reality has finally set in, eight years later. The Arizona women’s basketball team does not have eight years. It has lost eight games in a row, though, and 11 of its last 13. It is plain to see that the season, for all intents and purposes, is over. Time to look toward next year and a potentially bright future. An 11-1 start to the season provided optimism for the team’s postseason chances, and showed that this team might have some ability. Davellyn Whyte’s torrid start helped the Wildcats win 11 games. Whyte’s recent slump has played a big role in Arizona losing 11 games

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Hockey trio is key to turning around season By Kyle Johnson Daily Wildcat The No. 19 Arizona hockey team is limping toward the playoffs right now — losing seven straight games and eight of its last nine — but if the Wildcats want to recover from their recent struggles, they will need the line of forwards Blake Richards, Brady Lefferts, and Andrew Murmes to pull them out of the slump. “I think (the line has) been playing pretty well, but we can play better,” Lefferts said. “The whole thing comes down to if we win or not. If we’re getting points and we’re not winning, we’re obviously not doing enough.” The line has been a constant offensive force all season, producing more than 40 percent of the team’s goals and Murmes, Lefferts and Richards are also the top-three point scorers on the team with 48, 44 and 27 points, respectively. Still, during the losing stretch, the team has struggled to put the puck in the back of the net. The Wildcats averaged slightly more than 2.5

goals per game during the nine-game stretch, almost two goals less than their season average of 4.3 goals per game. But Lefferts said the real issue has been the timing of the goals, not the lack of scoring. The Wildcats need to start scoring more in the first period so they can carry the momentum throughout the game, Lefferts said. As a limping Murmes showed last weekend, the Murmes-Lefferts-Richards line is willing take the responsibility to carry the offensive burden, but they still need the rest of the team to contribute if Arizona is going to win the games. “It’s our responsibility to go out there and score, but it’s not our responsibility to put up eight goals and win a game,” Murmes said. “We need everyone working — defense, goaltending, the other lines — to all contribute … That’s what’s going to enable us to be able to score and ultimately win the game.” Murmes had three goals and one assist for

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Arizona’s Blake Richards, No. 18, and Andrew Murmes, No. 21, battle for a faceoff at the hockey, 10 Tucson Convention Center. Murmes and Webb will be pivotal in salvaging UA’s season.


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Digging into ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ Interactive experience highlights race, gender stereotypes to attendees By Yara Askar Daily Wildcat “I experienced racism everyday on our own fucking University of Arizona campus,� said Kenneth Brown, a media arts freshman. The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience where participants move through the “tunnel� and become part of scenes depicting border issues, homophobia, racism and sexism — and these were just few of the scenarios shown to attendees for more than an hour. The tunnel involved a series of different rooms that presented skits, videos and images where a group of 20 people were guided through the tour. Scenes depicting sexism and violence left some students with an aloof reaction, others with shock. Crystal Bright, a pre-nursing freshman, guided one of the tours while reading off of a script in order to prevent herself from showing any emotion and affecting tour attendees. “The Tunnel of Oppression interpreted parallel events from history that showed history repeats itself,� said Fletcher Zumbusch, a biosystems engineering freshman. “It was aspects in the racism room that stood out that I

never thought about before.� Each group of 20 were led into the final scene of the tunnel where they stood facing four minority students, and each shared their frustrations with racism and stereotypes in America. “Just because I have a nice car, it doesn’t mean I stole it,� said Brown, an African American student. “So because I am black I must have a big dick and be good in bed?� The tunnel was sponsored by Residence Life’s Advocates Coming Together and the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. The event sought to challenge people’s thoughts, perception and feelings about oppression and hatred. A participant in the skit, who went by the name of Crystal, chanted the words “fuck� and “bitch� to express her emotions about her privileged roommate. “Fucking everyone thinks it’s easy (to be privileged), well my mommy and daddy can’t afford my shit,� Crystal said. “I can’t party like this bitch. Fucking open your eyes.� This skit, like many others, aimed to show discriminations toward those who are financially disadvantaged. “Hearing people’s story and seeing visual examples provides students with a complete different perspective,� said Angharad Daly, a senior studying French and creative writing. Stephanie Montano, a business senior, said although the tunnel showed

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UA students take part in the Tunnel of Oppression, an interactive experience where participants move through a “tunnel� and become part of scenes depicting racism, border issues and sexism in the Student Union Grand Ballroom on Monday.

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from Tucson. The Wildcats have been able to pull out those late wins in games at Stanford and at Cal, two road wins critical for Arizona’s place in the Pac-12 standings. That’s not to say that the environments at Washington State — where the fans are practically seated on the court — and Washington — where the student section is seated across the entire length of the court behind the benches — are welcoming. But the Wildcats have proved resilient on the road this year, pulling out a late win at Cal and faring well at Florida where they nearly pulled off an upset in overtime. Miller said that, especially in conference play, he always has the goal of stealing one game a weekend on the road, and for the Wildcats to finish off the regular season in a position to play in the postseason, he’ll need the confidence of a four-game win streak that started away from McKale Center to keep building.

since the game on New Year’s Eve. Obviously, the struggles of an entire team can’t be placed on the shoulders of one girl. But on a team where the talent around her has been inconsistent at best, scoring 11 points or less in five of the last eight games just won’t cut it. It’s a great time for realization. This team just isn’t good. That’s not saying they won’t be decent in the future, however. An 11-1 start is great, but it doesn’t mean anything with a 2-11 finish. Every single one of those losses came in the Pac-12 Conference. This is college, it comes right before the

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Wildcat played a heck of a weekend considering what he was going through, but from page 7 Murmes said it’s just part of playing hockey. “If you’re not hurt at this point in the season, Arizona in its 6-5 and 3-1 losses to No. then you’re doing something wrong,” he said. 8 Minot State, but he skated the whole Murmes success playing through injury is weekend on an injured hip and bruised leg reminiscent of his season as a whole — he’s which he suffered against Williston State currently 16th in total points and 13th in College the day prior. assists in the ACHA Division I. However, “It doesn’t matter how hurt you are — if I he hasn’t been the only linemate to have a have a broken leg I don’t care, I want to be breakout season. on the ice and help my team,” Murmes said. Lefferts has also had a big offensive Head coach Sean Hogan said the injured season for Arizona, ranking 21st in goals in

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real world, and the time for sugarcoating things and blaming failures on ‘politics” has ended. Niya Butts is a good basketball coach and there are players on this team with talent. Whyte is one of the best players in the Pac-12, but she has proven she can’t lead this team on her own. Candice Warthen, Erica Barnes, Shanita Arnold and Aley Rohde have all shown flashes of talent — but never at the same time. In talking to Butts and players in press conferences and postgame interviews, the team still seems to remain optimistic. And that’s fine — going into a game expecting to lose is not a good way to go about things. But positivity off the court doesn’t necessarily bring positive results on it.

the ACHA, but more importantly, he’s been healthy all season. Lefferts has played in 29 of 30 games, which is huge for the senior considering he only played 30 games combined the last two seasons after tearing shoulder ligaments his sophomore season. The lines ability to stay on the ice all season — the three forwards have missed a combined two games all year — has resulted in an improved chemistry, something they’ll need to turn things around the last four games.

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The 11-1 start was an unfortunate tease, and largely why the Wildcats remain confident about their chances going forward. In theory, any team can go on a run in the Pac-12 Tournament and win every game. In theory, I could try out for the team and become a Jewish Juwanna Mann. In reality, however unfortunate that may be, that isn’t going to happen. Most importantly, the Arizona Wildcats will not win the Pac-12. They will not make the NCAA tournament. And no, Mom, it’s not political. They just aren’t very good. — Zack Rosenblatt is the assistant sports editor. He can be reached at or on Twitter via @WildcatSports.

“It’s a lot of fun when you play with a line that has good chemistry were you know where each person is going to be” Lefferts said. “They are both very unselfish players so it’s a lot of fun playing with them.”

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A judge ruled Jerry Sandusky can see his grandchildren and friends while he is on house arrest awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges. The former Penn State assistant football coach will also be allowed to leave home to help his attorneys build his defense, Judge John M. Cleland ruled Monday morning. And the judge denied a request by prosecutors to keep the former Penn State coach within the walls of his home amid a flurry of complaints from neighbors that he was watching children on a nearby school playground. “The generalized concerns of parents, while understandable, cannot justify additional bail restrictions in the absence of some evidence from the commonwealth that the defendant’s presence or behavior on his deck presents a danger to the community,” Cleland wrote. The decisions came after court arguments Friday on the terms of Sandusky’s bail and other issues prosecutors and Sandusky’s lawyers raised in preparation for a trial scheduled to begin May 14. Cleland also denied a request by the state Attorney General’s Office to bring in

jurors from outside Centre County, Pa., where Sandusky lives, to ensure lawyers can pick an impartial jury. The judge wrote that while prosecutors raised valid points about the close community ties with Penn State University, where Sandusky coached for decades, and his charity for disadvantaged children, which plays a central role in the abuse allegations, they failed prove a real danger of bias among jurors. Sandusky testified Friday that he agrees with his lawyers’ decision to try the case before a jury of Centre County residents. Following the hearing Friday, Sandusky told reporters he has been deeply saddened by his inability to see his grandchildren or thank the handful of people who stood by him after he was charged. Sandusky has been on house arrest in his College Township home under $250,000 bail since he was arrested on a second round of charges in December, and hasn’t been allowed to have visitors. Cleland ruled that Sandusky should be allowed to have visits from eight of his 11 grandchildren. The mother of three of Sandusky’s grandchildren, now divorced from Sandusky’s son, strongly objects to Sandusky

having contact with her children, prosecutors said Friday. Cleland said he would defer to the judge overseeing a custody case involving the children to determine whether those three should have contact with Sandusky. The judge also said Sandusky can have visits in his home from up to 12 adult friends whose names are on a list in his home, subject to approval by the county probation department, the judge ruled. A probation official testified Friday that the main concern about allowing visitors is that they might bring prohibited items into Sandusky’s home. While Sandusky has been allowed to leave his home for court appearances and medical appointments, his lawyers say they need him to help identify potential witnesses in his defense. Defense attorney Joseph Amendola said Sandusky doesn’t know the witnesses’ names, but knows where they lived. Cleland wrote Sandusky will be allowed to leave his home to help his lawyers with the permission of county probation officials. He must provide 36 hours notice and a written explanation of why he needs to leave his home, who will accompany him and how long he will be gone.

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Long-term commitments can last even when relationships don’t

By Cecelia Marshall

about the nature of their relationships,” the article states. It’s easy to slide into living together, but the One or two sleepovers a week turns into tricky part is that couples moving in together 10 days. Soon you’re splitting a closet and might not be doing it for the same reasons, a bathroom schedule. It’s romantic and Curran said. One person is of the mindset convenient, until it’s not. that it’s for love, that it’s a step in the direction Shacking up in college cuts costs and gets toward marriage, and the other is thinking that around hectic course loads that can make it’s economical, convenient and an easy way to squeezing in time together hard, but for some keep sexually active. more money means more problems. Borowiec said soon after he and his girlfriend Media arts student Brian Borowiec said started living together, the reality of living moving in with his then girlfriend of two and a together drove them apart. But when the couple half years felt right. “It’s like living with your best split, they had an unspoken mutual agreement friend.” that they would officially be done once the lease His relationship started off casually but ended. developed into something much more. “I loved “It was the best way to do it,” he said. her so much that we needed to live together,” Borowiec said if he had tried to get out of his Borowiec said. lease when they realized they weren’t going to More and more college-age student couples last, it would have cost rent and the deposit, are moving in together, according to Melissa around $500 a month for the rest of the lease. Curran, assistant professor of family studies and Curran said problem arises for many couples human development. Whether it’s out of love, who don’t discuss the full reality of moving in economics or convenience, moving in helps test together. “You’re stuck,” she said, “and that’s the the water before getting married. problem.” Despite the trend, however, few people talk Marriage is a much more formal about the realities of shacking up, Curran said. commitment, Curran said. It’s agreed upon An article on the subject, “Sliding Versus by each party and it becomes a joint decision Deciding: Intertia and the Premarital with the future in mind. Moving in is an Cohabitation Effect,” describes how lines have altogether different formal agreement allowing become blurred between different types and for a shorter time frame than something like stages of relationships and how many couples marriage. don’t share the same understanding of the path Testing the waters allows some to put off they are on together. that larger commitment. Research shows that “The very ambiguity of cohabitation may women and men are getting married later in undermine the ability of some couples to life than in past years. According to the U.S. develop a clear and mutual understanding Census Bureau in 2009, the median age at DAILY WILDCAT

first marriage rose to 27.4 for men and 25.6 for women in 2008. Curran said that men are often less committed in marriage if they have lived together beforehand. Aside from “finding a partner that is on the same page as you,” Curran suggests students be realistic about moving in together, as many apartments, landlords and managers won’t let you back out of a lease once you’ve signed a contract. Chelsea Carey, a sophomore studying physiology and Spanish, has been with her boyfriend for more than a year. She said she spends the night over at his house three or four times a week, especially because it is a lot closer to campus than her house. But when asked if she would consider moving in with him, she said no. “You go through so many changes or selfdiscoveries between the ages of 18 and 25 and although ideally you’d want your partner to change with you, sometimes breakups or growing apart is inevitable,” Carey said. “You wouldn’t want to put yourself in a stressful situation, especially in a time of your life that can be stressful enough.” Carey said she thinks people are better off waiting until they are at a steady place in life, whether it is in a career or graduate school before they try adding another person into the mix. If he could do it over again, Borowiec said he definitely would. But he warns that couples “need to understand exactly what they’re in for. You have to be realistic about where the relationship is going and not believe that it will last forever.”

Ceasing the leases Reserve at Star Pass: You can’t break leases. If you want to move out, you either have to find someone to take over your lease or keep paying for it until the lease is up. Cost: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartments start at $719 per person a month 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments start at $495 per person a month Campus Crossing University Heights: You pay $200 even if you find someone to take over your lease. But if you are having Campus Crossings find someone to replace you, you have to pay 85 percent of one month lease every month until Campus Crossings finds someone to take your spot. Cost: 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment rents begin at $575 Entrada Real: You are still held responsible for the rent unless you find someone to take over your spot, then you then still have to pay $200 to move out. Cost: 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment in Norte rent comes in at $620 monthly 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom in Norte rent totals $599 monthly

Road to recovery: ‘Why We Broke Up’ Perfect playlist for the recently single hits perfect note on REVIEW

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By K.C. Libman DAILY WILDCAT Stuffed animals, jewelry, clothing, flowers, photographs: There’s nothing like the typical remnants of a relationship to really get the blood boiling when Valentine’s Day rolls around. Instead of body-checking all the overly cute hand-in-hand couples today, be single with a vengeance. In a cathartic effort to rid yourself of any physical memories of your ex and further motivate the embittered and jaded, here are a few prime tracks to help get over it and get back to being your fine self.

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“Roman Holiday” by Every Time I Die

Throw on some warpaint. Pretend you’re Rambo, or Samuel L. Jackson in “Pulp Fiction.” Grab a pair of scissors and get to work. Tossing on Every Time I Die’s heavy scream-along will have you headbanging your way to emotional freedom as you turn his T-shirts and Costco photo prints into ribbons. “Roman Holiday,” at only a scant three minutes long, is the ideal introduction to your soundtrack of destruction. Its noisy opening is the fuse on a time bomb, leading into Keith Buckley’s larynx-shredding vocals as they ignite over distortion-saturated, down-tempo guitar chugging.


“Young Men Dead” by The Black Angels If you’ve ever needed a song to make you feel like a total badass, “Young Men Dead” is it. A spaced out single-note guitar line introduces the doom-y vibe, then blossoms as Alex Maas channels Jim Morrison over a swaggering fuzzy rhythm section. This track is perfect for prowling at the bars or for simply watching a box of memories burn. The buildup and subsequent crescendo three minutes in also helps “Young Men Dead” to serve as a great workout track to get back to tip-top single shape after that breakup, too.

“I’m Gonna Find Another You” by John Mayer Although the stripped down version on Continuum is more widely known, the live cut from Mayer’s 2007 “Where The Light Is” concert is the true healer.


A swelling brass section adds a note of unwelcome melancholy that may invoke some relationship reflection, but it doesn’t last long. Mayer’s proclamation of finding an upgrade is uplifted by his falsettos while trading riffs with his equally adept co-guitarists, allowing you to put away gifted jewelry and hide it for good. This should be the coup de grâce to your suffering, letting you and your uncluttered life start conquering this V-Day. Have a favorite break up song? Tweet some of your best picks @WildcatArts and let us know

“Why We Broke Up” tells a story everyone knows, but keeps coming back to because it’s somehow always different, always the same and always a little bit more about us than we’d like to admit. For a book whose plot is summed up as soon as you read the title, “Why We Broke Up” has a lot to offer. Written by Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, this young adult novel is a tour through the breakup box of high school junior Min Green, a girl with a film reference for everything, and senior Ed Salerton, a boy on the basketball team who — despite his best efforts — can’t stop calling everything Min likes “gay.” The book is a letter from Min to Ed detailing the contents of the box about to be dropped on Ed’s doorstep. It contains “every last souvenir of the love we had, the prizes and the debris of this relationship, like the glitter in the gutter when the parade has passed.” Reading “Why We Broke Up” is an experience. Maira Kalman beautifully illustrates each artifact of Min and Ed’s relationship and Handler’s feat of capturing the voice of a teenage girl in the second person is no small one. These lovebirds may come from different cliques, but John Hughes couldn’t do this tale justice. This adolescent heartbreak is a cut above. Handler gets it. Each character is thoughtfully rendered. Min’s friends are sharp, snarky and could easily all make appearances in the movie “Juno,” assuming they’d want to since it’s now wildly too mainstream. Min relates everything to made-up art house movies that are so glorious to read that possibly


the only thing sadder than this book’s subject matter is the fact that these films don’t exist. Ed may be co-captain of the basketball team but he isn’t here to simply play the role of the dumb jock. The two characters are woven together effortlessly. Min and Ed’s romance isn’t sappy and it’s not just for the young. Handler captures what is so tremendous about falling in love and why it leaves us so exposed when we fall out. The heartbreak is in the

details. In word choices and brushstrokes, each sentence is carefully wrought. Handler knows the strength of specificity and the value of keeping it simple. There’s a lyricism to his bittersweet story. He knows why the love songs and the torch songs are so popular. He knows it isn’t about the story, but the way it’s told — and he tells it well. And that is why you should read “Why We Broke Up.”


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