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With various online and exchange alternatives, UA students find ways to leave high bookstore prices By Eliza Molk ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT While the UofA Bookstore is a quick and convenient way to purchase books before each semester, many students find alternatives that often give you more bang for your buck. is one of the most popular websites that UA students use when looking to buy or sell their books. The search function allows students to quickly find the books they need and they can often buy the book new or used. Celeste Belletire , a chemical engineering junior, said she started using Amazon her freshman year after talking to an upperclassman about the savings. “You save so much more, and if I decide not to keep the book, Amazon buys back with significantly higher buyback prices as well,” she said. Belletire added that if she has the option to use Amazon, she does, however sometimes certain books, such as special editions, are only available at the bookstore. Amazon also offers books in a variety of formats, including audio, library binding, hardcover and electronic . Heather Morton, a studio art senior,

purchased a book she needed for her pre-session class for “half the price” using Amazon. “I went to the bookstore first, then Amazon, and when I looked at the difference I saw it (Amazon) was way cheaper,” she said. and are also popular online sites that allow students to save on books that they need for classes. Both sites give the option of not only buying books, but renting books as well. Renting books is the “way to go” if a student needs a textbook for a class that’s not within their major, according to Eitan Cramer, a journalism junior. “It just doesn’t make any sense to buy a book I won’t use in the future,” he said. Cramer said that he stopped using the bookstore after his first semester freshman year due to their “pathetic” buy back rate. “If I need to sell a book, I’d rather sell it online where the possibility of getting a fair price for what I originally paid isn’t thrown out the window,” he added. In addition to buying and selling books online, students use Bookmans , a local entertainment exchange store, to buy and

sell used books. The majority of what Bookmans sells is recycled directly from their customers, so most books can be purchased used at a less expensive price. Students can sell their used books to Bookmans at the end of each semester, and Bookmans will offer students a certain amount of cash or trade credit, depending on the flexibility of their stock. Offers can also be negotiated if the student feels that the book is worth more than the initial offer.

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If you don’t mind getting up early, morning classes are a good way to get your schoolwork out of the way early in the day. But if you can’t get up early (or if you just don’t like to), try to schedule your classes later in the afternoon. Don’t worry about looking lazy when your grades are at stake. You’re in college now, so come to terms with your identity as either a morning person or night owl.


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You don’t always have control over what your schedule looks like, but if you have options while planning for classes, here are three quick tips to help simplify your semester:

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If you can, cluster your classes together. Otherwise, you’ll end up sitting around wasting time between classes. Unless you’re super productive, that one hour between one class and the next isn’t going to be good study time; instead, it’ll involve going to the Student Union Memorial Center, drinking a smoothie and texting your friend. That’s valuable homework time that suddenly disappears. So schedule your classes in blocks. You’ll have more free time afterward for both work and relaxation.

3. Try not to schedule classes on Friday

Does this even need to be said? Not having classes on Friday is obviously a plus, but it can be hard to accomplish. Picking Tuesday and Thursday classes helps. And when you’re planning general education classes, watch out for those discussion sections. Discussions are usually scheduled on Fridays, but sometimes you can find the one section that takes place another day. If you succeed in taking Fridays off, your schedule will be more flexible, whether you’re going home to visit family or just starting your weekend early.

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From high school to higher education Transition programs help freshmen settle into college life

By Amer Taleb ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Students can make or break their college careers because of the decisions they make in their first few months on campus. Christine Salvesen, director of Academic Success and Achievement at Student Transitions, said Student Transitions’ primary goal is to assist students in the classroom and improve retention. “We give students a place to study, laugh, vent and plug into a strong network of friends,” she said. Academic Success and Achievement, a department within Student Transitions, packs an array of programs that assist students from orientation to commencement and everything in between, Salvesen said. According to its website, the New Start Summer Program is a six-week high schoolto-college bridge program that combines academic and social programming. New Start is followed up with academic support programs Prodigy and TRiO/Student Support Services. Many programs team up to enhance the transition experience, Salvesen said. Leadership Programs encourages students during New Start to take an active role in their community, the Arizona Assurance Scholars Program offers careerrelated workshops with the help of Career Services and Residence Life houses New Start students. The Dean of Students Office, Think Tank, SALT Center, Disability Resources Center, Arizona Student Unions and Campus Recreation partner with Academic Success and Achievement as well. Coming changes to the programs include individualized guidance plans for 2011

Arizona Assurance Scholars to connect them to their majors and colleges. Prodigy is looking to increase the number of students served through student services fee funding and Student Support Services/ TRiO is trying to bolster its sophomore year component and senior year programming. Salvesen said her definition of a successful transition is for a student to make a strong connection to a campus organization or person. “Knowing there is somewhere to go to get your questions answered or to just explore options is key in feeling connected,” she said. “Students that get connected are more likely to be retained and graduate.” Victoria Outfleet, a history sophomore and former student in New Start, said sacrificing last year’s summer for school made her freshman year more manageable. She is now a peer adviser with the program. “I decided to come back and apply for New Start because of the way it impacted my life,” Outfleet said. “I wanted to be part of that positive experience for a new group of

students, and to help them the way I was helped.” As a first-generation student, Outfleet said she often felt lost throughout her college preparation process. TRiO and New Start helped her navigate and make the most out of the campus, she said. According to Salvesen, New Start significantly improves student retention, grade point average and connectedness to campus. She cited a study that said 65 percent of New Start student staff members go on to serve the Tucson community through other service opportunities. Salvesen participated in both New Start and Prodigy and said the programs were key to her success. Ahmed Elhag will be an undeclared freshman in the fall and said he wasn’t aware the UA offered transition programs. He is working at Walgreens as a business management intern and said his summer was best used by gaining work experience. “I definitely see

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the value in those (transition) programs, but I can’t just give up my internship,” Elhag said. He said he thinks the transition programs would help him get accustomed to campus quicker. Osamah Eljerdi, a Pima Community College junior transfer who will study pre-pharmacy studies and molecular and cellular biology at the UA, said he’s more experienced with a college-type atmosphere than a typical freshman, but his transition will be tougher because the class work will be more rigorous. “As long as I get my degree and do well academically, I’ll call it a successful transition,” Eljerdi said. Eljerdi said he wasn’t aware that the UA offered transition programs either, but that they sounded like a good idea and would consider them. The Transfer Student Center assists student arrivals from other universities and colleges campuses by serving as a welcoming point of contact and connecting students to campus resources. The UA will host its second annual Finding Community Welcome on Aug. 23. The event introduces new students to an array of campus communities. “There was a great turnout (last year),” said Arezu Corella, assistant director of Academic Success and Achievement and director of Arizona Assurance. “We filled up the room (South Ballroom) to the point where we had to turn people away.” Corella said she expects another large showing this year. “I am nervous about coming to the UA, but in a good way,” Elhag said. “I’m excited to start my college career.”



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Making your mark on campus With hundreds of clubs, the UA tailors to all types of student interests By Eliza Molk ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT With more than 550 clubs and 50 Greek Life organizations, there is a way for everyone to get involved at the UA. This is what Bryan Ponton, the executive vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, said is so “awesome” about attending such a big school. The search engine on the ASUA club website, he explained, can allow students to type in key interest words such as “improv” or “law,” in order to find clubs that fit their interests. The club fair, an event where different UA clubs set out tables to answer questions and give out information about their clubs, is Aug. 23 on the UA Mall for all students to attend. Students can also go to the Club Resource Center, located in the ASUA office in the Student Union Memorial Center, to find out ways to get involved or even start their own club. Ponton explained that if a student wants to start a club that they are passionate about, the ASUA staff can help them through it.


For more information about clubs on campus, visit For more information about Greek Life, visit “It’s a three-step, super easy process,” he said. “With what we (ASUA) offer, it’s going to be hard to find something you are aren’t interested in.” In addition to clubs like the Society of Professional Journalists, a club that promotes the professional development on journalistic issues and PAIN, the Professional Achievements in Nursing or pre-nursing club, Greek Life at the UA is a popular way to get involved on campus while meeting

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Dancers from Club Columbia, Grupo de Danzas Folklorico Columbiano Orquidea perform at the annual Tucson Meet Yourself event. There are more than 550 clubs and 50 Greek Life organizations at the UA.

new people. The Greek Life recruitment process, also known as rush, is a week-long process for sororities and fraternities at the beginning of each fall semester. Although some chapters accept new members during spring, rush is not formal nor guaranteed, depending on space. “Greek Life is a great way to meet people right at the beginning of school,” said Johanne Jensen, the assistant dean of students. “Even if a student doesn’t join, they can still meet people.”

Jensen explained that Greek Life helps make a large student population seem much smaller because it gives students people to study, eat meals and do community service with. “It helps give you a small community within a community,” she added. Drew Eary, a music education and clarinet performance sophomore, will be the drum major for the Pride of Arizona marching band this school year. He joined last year among 80 other “rookies” and said all of his best friends are in the band or in one of their

Greek organizations, Kappa Kappa Psi or Tau Beta Sigma. “Being in the Pride made me mingle with 250 people for a week straight,” he said. “The Pride is a great resource because it’s kind of hard not to be friends with the people in your section and those around you on the field.” Eary explained that as a freshman, older members of the band helped him buy dinner at Cactus Grill for the first time, warned him about various bike paths on campus and helped him adapt from being away from home.

Freshman faux pas How to avoid common slip-ups and mishaps at the UA By Eliza Molk ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Being the little man on campus can be intimidating. We talked to some of the departments which deal with freshmen the most to get their advice on how to avoid the most common mistakes made by new UA Wildcats.

Bursar’s Office

• Not knowing when fees are due. All fees are due by the first day of class for the anticipated amount of units you plan to take. If you want to register for more, you need to pay by the first day of class for those units. • Freshmen don’t often realize charges made through the UofA Bookstore may not necessarily be on the first bill. After financial aid applies, you may still be responsible for charges later. • Not knowing how much you can put on your bursar ’s account. You can bill up to $1,000 at the bookstore for the first two weeks on a bursar ’s account, which includes anything sold at the bookstore, including clothing and Clinique products. • Standing in line to pay fees. Payments can be made online, by mail, or on one of the drop boxes on campus — one in the

Administration building, one in the front lobby of the University Services building and one in the Student Union Memorial Center next to the information desk. • Not looking at payment dates and deadlines on the bursar ’s website at • Not remembering that the late drop fee is charged if classes are dropped after the second week of school. • Not realizing that they can be on a payment plan , if needed, which can be setup by the bursar ’s office. • Changing your university password and not informing the person who makes your payments, if it isn’t you .

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• Assuming classes will be just as hard as honors or Advanced Placement classes in high school. Classes at the UA are different, some are easier and some are harder than what people assume. • Using as the end all, be all to whether or not you should take a class. The website has a very biased group of users. People with the worst experience tend to write the most often. • Not getting involved. Join something, whether it is Residence Life, Greek Life or an athletic group. • Limiting yourself to joining just one

club. Get involved in a variety of things to meet different types of people. • Not finding your classrooms before school begins. Getting lost and missing the first day may not be a big deal in some classes, but in others, it could get you removed from the class permanently. • Procrastinating. Start managing your time wisely from the beginning of school, because it is truly impossible to learn everything in one semester the night before a final exam. Those who can’t stay on track transfer to Arizona State University.


• Not exploring your options fully. Think about what you are good at as well as what you are interested in, and try to match your major from there. • Not using campus resources to help you pick a major. The Center for Exploratory Students is located on the second floor of Old Main and advises undeclared students who want to explore different majors. • Thinking it’s OK to miss class. When you miss class, you miss pertinent information and discussions that are fair game for any exam. • Not understanding the “priority” in priority registration. If you miss your priority registration because you did not

wake up in time or did not note the day, you may not be able to get into classes you need for the entire semester. • Not getting to know your instructors, especially in large classes. Introduce yourself, participate in discussions and attend office hours regularly. • Being unsure about when to pick a major. UA policy states that a major must be declared by the time a student has completed 60 units. Mika Galilee-Belfer, an advising specialist in the Center for Exploratory Students, said that the best time for a student to declare is when they feel a student has explored enough to feel confident in a decision. For some, she explained, this is within a month, for others, this is within a year. • Assuming that everyone has a major coming into college. In fact, more freshmen come into the UA without a major than with one. • That once you pick a major, you have to stick with it. Nationally, students change their majors two to three times on average before graduating. The UA is consistent with this national trend. • Thinking that declaring a major is the same thing as choosing a career. If you study what you enjoy and what you’re good at, the right kinds of doors will open for you occupationally.


July 27-August 2, 2011


It can be easy being green On-campus resources make sustainable living a cinch By Bethany Barnes ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Being more environmentally friendly cuts down on waste and pollution, helps the planet be healthier and saves money and energy, according to Diana Liverman, co-director for the Institute for the Study of Planet Earth. “We need to care about the Earth because we only get one. Just like the old cleaning adage, we should leave the planet better than when we found it. Our children will thank us,” said Jill Ramirez, coordinator of sustainability education for residential education. If you’d like to save money and live greener, here are some pointers:

won’t remember to bring it with you on each and every trip to the store. If you end up with a plastic bag you can recycle it in your residence hall. Residence Life has been collecting plastic bags since spring 2010 (including bags from UA Bookstores, which are then returned to the bookstore so another student can lug their heavy book home). In the spring 2010 semester, Residence Life Sustainability collected more than 28,000 bags.

Buy a reusable water bottle

Having a reusable water bottle on hand will make it easy to stay hydrated, cut costs on bottled water and help the environment. “Reusable water bottles, and purchasing water in five gallon containers can keep the amount of plastic bottles that need to be recycled to a minimum,” Armstrong said.

Be aware of packaging

When buying new swag for your dorm room, Armstrong said it is important to keep in mind the packaging on the products you buy. “There are some things they (students) purchase like heavy comforters that come in bags that are really heavy but they aren’t recyclable,” Armstrong said. The residence halls will also do a big cardboard collection during move in.

Don’t just recycle, TerraCycle

In every residence hall, there are TerraCycle bins. TerraCycle is an organization that collects wrappers that normally would not be recycled and turns them into eco-friendly products. Ramirez said some of the items they collect are Lays chip bags, Mars candy wrappers, Nabisco cookie wrappers and foil-lined energy bar wrappers. “Buy products that have wrappers that can be TerraCycled, and keep many snack food wrappers out of the trash,” said Kenneth Armstrong, Residence Life recycling coordinator. You can also purchase eco-friendly school supplies and other items made from TerraCycled products on the TerraCycle website,

Think about how you travel

If you forget to bring along a reusable bag, recycle the plastic one Reusable bags are your best bet (but remember to wash them regularly) for sustainable shopping. You can buy them pretty much anywhere. However, realistically, you

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President Robert Shelton speaks to a crowd gathered for Students for Sustainability in 2008.

“Fly less or offset your flights,” Liverman said. Liverman also suggested using a bike to get around campus. For longer distance traveling around Tucson, UA Parking and Transportation offers a discounted Sun Tran bus pass called the U-Pass, which can be purchased for the semester, the academic school year or for the entire year. The discount covers 50 percent of the cost of a regular bus pass.

Get involved

There are several green-minded groups on campus that require a range of interests, opinions and abilities. You can join the Green Fund Committee and help decide which sustainability projects to fund from students and faculty on campus. By signing up with Solar Cats you learn about solar energy and teach others in the community about it and work to get photovoltaic panels on UA residence halls. Just because the ocean isn’t exactly walking distance away, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to work toward keeping the oceans clean and safe for marine life. The Marine Awareness and Conservation Society is a UA student group “devoted to promoting the conservation and protection of marine life and its oceans through education and volunteering for ecofriendly activities,” according to its website. In addition to advocating for oceans, the group also has trips planned to go scuba diving and clean up beaches. Those looking to get internship experience can apply for Students for Sustainability. If you are looking to meet more people in your hall, you can sign up to be an eco-rep or director of sustainability in the hall council of the residence hall where you live. You can also just keep your ears open and attend the events planned by your resident eco-reps. “Take an environmental course to become more aware,” Liverman suggested. “The UA has numerous environmental classes and there are events on campus every week.” These are just a few of the different groups available. Those looking for more information on what’s happening at the UA sustainabilitywise can got to the UA’s sustainability portal at


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Think Tank: Immersive academic support By Bethany Barnes ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Students struggling with a tough math problem or finding a way to manage their time can get help at the Think Tank. Last year, the Think Tank served 6,132 students. That’s 1,305 more students than the year before, with about 42,000 hours of support given, according to Victor Mercado, academic resource coordinator at the Think Tank. As the Think Tank has grown, it has expanded its services. This year, the Think Tank will support the Eroticism and Love in the Middle Ages course taught in Centennial Hall, as well as the introductory biology course, through study groups. A student who has taken the course before leads the study group. The study groups are similar to a discussion session, Mercado said. The Think Tank tries to tailor its work to the level of knowledge a student already has. “We never comment on students’ papers, it’s usually a conversation,” Mercado said. “It’s a very respectful mutual relationship that they have.” The Think Tank offers free drop-in tutoring for math, science, writing and Spanish classes. In addition to going to one of the Think Tanks’ three locations, students can also get tutoring online. Mercado described online tutoring as being similar to a chat room. Exam reviews are available for some courses with high enrollment, and students can sharpen skills that they won’t necessarily be tested on but will help them earn that “A,” such as how to visualize how a syllabus will impact a semester, ways to take notes and how to budget time.

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Greek Life, what a ‘rush’ By Michelle Weiss ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT

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Long days, intense heat and many memories come from the experience of UA Greek Life’s annual Rush Week. To those that have gone through the process, rush is an exciting time when new students visit different fraternity and sorority houses to find a house that best suits their personality. “It’s a very fun, energetic start to the year,” said Molly Wallace, a political science sophomore and a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Wallace described rush as “an experience you won’t get anywhere else.” She said she likes the formality of the recruitment process because it follows tradition and reinforces Greek Life. “Even if it turns out it’s not for you, give it a shot anyway,” said Josh Ruder, a physics sophomore and member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. “I came into college never wanting to join a fraternity. I didn’t like any of the stereotypes or connotations that came along with it, but once I got involved with PIKE it really changed my opinion.” The process of waking up early in the morning and staying on campus until late in the evening is not for everyone, but many of those in Greek Life recommend going through it. “Recruitment is important to show the positive things about Greek Life,” Wallace said. Being a part of the Greek community is a fun way to meet more people and to be a part of social events on campus, said Kristelle Khazzaka, a communication freshman and a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Philanthropy also plays a large role in all of Greek Life, she said. “It’s kind of a big deal to be in Greek Life when you’re here,” Khazzaka said. Rush Week falls during the hottest time of the year in Tucson. “It was nasty and hot, and you have to walk

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The UA’s newest sorority members race to meet their Greek sisters during Bid Day celebration. The day began with the girls opening envelopes bearing the name of the sorority they were selected to join on Aug. 22, 2010.

everywhere,” Khazzaka said. It can also put pressure on potential new members, particularly women, to have to look perfect all the time in order to make a good first impression, she said. “It was hell,” Khazzaka said. “For some reason I don’t recommend it (rush).” Though she said recruitment week is tough, she also said she thinks everything happens for a reason and has met many friends through her sorority. The sorority recruitment process entails women lining up at every house each day. The women have a chance to have conversations with a few members from each house. “The way we had it is there was two days of just people coming and hanging out,” Ruder said. There is a recruitment committee who sets up an event for each night of the week, he said. After each event, the committee gets together

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and discusses who they did and didn’t like. Throughout that process, about 40 men are chosen for the fall. “This coming semester, a big thing that we’re looking at first off is campus involvement,” he said. “It’s very important.” Each house has specific requirements for incoming freshman and returning students, such as a minimum grade point average. All men who plan to rush are required to have a 3.0 GPA from high school, or a 2.5 GPA with 12 college credits. Sororities recommend that women who rush have a 3.0 GPA from high school, however there is no general requirement. Individual sorority chapters may have their own GPA requirements, however. “(Greek Life is) a great opportunity to get involved through all sorts of leadership on campus,” Ruder said. “It’s a solid group of people that you can hang out with. It’s a wonderful experience.”

PNM — potential new member Bid — an invitation to join a sorority or fraternity Legacy — someone who had a family member in Greek Life. A legacy does not automatically receive a bid into the house in which their family member was a member. Big brother/big sister — a person who helps a new member through the new experience of joining a fraternity or sorority. Active — a member who has been initiated into a sorority or fraternity in the Greek community Pledge — a new member of the Greek community who has not yet been initiated RC — recruitment counselor, a sorority member who guides PNM’s throughout the recruitment process. The sorority in which the RC is a member of remains anonymous during rush week. After Rush Week, members receive a bid, which is an invitation to become a member of a particular sorority or fraternity. Bid Day was really fun and exciting because there was music, gelato and a water slide at the house, Khazzaka said. Wallace said she remembers going straight to her friends she had made connections with that week and they all ran to the house together. “I would definitely encourage going through the Greek Life process,” Wallace said. “It gives you a home away from home at the university.”

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How the car-less traverse Tucson By Luke Money ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Many UA students know all too well the pains associated with driving to and from campus. Parking permits cost anywhere from $140 for evening permits to $568 for major lots such as the Tyndall Avenue and Sixth Street parking garages. Yet a permit doesn’t guarantee you a parking space. Incoming freshmen looking to drive to campus are relegated to the slim pickings left after more seasoned students have staked their claim, and woe betide you if you park in the wrong place at the wrong time. Luckily, all is not so doom and gloom as the UA offers a variety of alternative ways to get around campus. The major forms of alternative commuting on campus are the ever-prevalent bus lines, the UA-centered CatTran and the Sun Tran, which operates in and around campus. The CatTran is free for all UA students, faculty and staff to utilize. The shuttle service runs along major routes through the UA campus and offers service to off-campus parking lots, buildings and shopping centers. The Sun Tran, Tucson’s primary public bus system, runs throughout the entire city with stops at regular intervals along major streets. The Sun Tran also offers discounted fares for UA affiliates through the UA’s U-Pass program, a selection of six passes up to 50 percent cheaper than normal. Details and rates for the U-Pass Program can be found at The Sun Tran also offers the Sun Rideshare, a voluntary carpool program that matches individuals from around Tucson and Pima County with others needing transportation.

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Rory Staiger, a business management senior, locks his bike to a rack outside of the Modern Languages building. Staiger rides his bike to school every day and said he feels lucky that he has never had it stolen.

Some students may choose to eschew four wheels in favor of two and bike to campus. UA Parking and Transportation Services recommends that all students who bike to or around campus should buy a U-lock instead of a cable lock, since cable locks can be easily cut by bolt cutters. PTS also offers free bike registration, which can help a student locate their bicycle if it is stolen on campus. Registration drives are held on the UA Mall periodically, or students can call 520-626-PARK for more information. If the threat of theft is too much to even consider parking your bike outside, students can elect to store their bikes in a secure area within a parking garage for a $35 annual fee. PTS also started a Bike Valet program last year, which allowed students to park their bicycles in secure racks supervised at all times by student workers. That service is currently free and is available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Last November, PTS started the Cat Wheels Bike Sharing Program . The program allotted 10 loaner bicycles for free day use by anyone with a valid CatCard. To reserve a bike, students must fill out a user agreement form and agree to return loaned bikes by 4 p.m. the day after the bike was loaned, or the following Monday if a bike is taken on Friday. More details on the bike sharing program can be found at . According to , 20 percent of UA freshmen and 80 percent of undergraduates live or commute from off campus. But by utilizing some of the above services, it could be possible to beat the traffic of students this year at the UA.


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UA boasts bevy of minority student resources By Amer Taleb ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT As of 2009, almost 30 percent of the UA student body self-reported as minorities. To address this burgeoning population, the UA offers a wide array of resources for minority students. The campus contains four cultural centers: Native American Student Affairs , Asian Pacific American Student Affairs , African American Student Affairs and Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs . They offer students areas to work and study in, and the chance to connect with their culture or learn about a new one. They also hold events throughout the year, including student welcomes, social justice film series and highlighting heritage months. Lori Tochihara , associate dean in the Dean of Students Office , which oversees the cultural centers and the Office of Early Academic Outreach , said the organizations’ purpose is to benefit students by showing them worldviews other than their own. “As college students, you’re here to go to school but also to develop into global citizens,” Tochihara said. “We want UA graduates to be successful, not only in the nation but in a world that’s much more diverse.” James Allen , president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona , said progressing minority

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Dorms offer opportunity to get involved By Eliza Molk ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Moving away from home and into a room with a brand-new roommate can be both exciting and nerve-racking for incoming students. But the 24 different residence halls, composed of mostly freshmen, sophomores and a few juniors, can offer a positive and educational experience, if one knows what they are getting into. In-state and out-of-state students, as well as students from all over the world, account for the residents living in the dorms. This is why Natalie Chambers, a resident assistant in Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, said to try and meet all of the residents in your hall as soon as possible to make friends from the start. “Go knock on their door and say hello right when you first move in,” she said. However, Chambers said avoiding drama with fellow residents is important because these individuals will be living with you all year. A good way to do this, she said, is to make sure roommates set realistic boundaries with each other at the beginning of the year. “When we (RAs) do roommate agreements, people are like, ‘Oh no! I want them to borrow my clothes,’” she said. “But halfway through the year, the roommates change their mind.” Residence halls also offer a wealth of involvement opportunities. Students living in the dorms can join their dorm’s Hall Council to help plan social and educational programs

within their hall, or be active in the UA’s Residence Hall Association, the official voice of residents on campus. It works closely with department leaders to promote a great residential experience for students. The RHA is one of the largest clubs on campus and is a great way to get involved, according to Pam Obando, an associate director for Residence Life. Obando said that students living in the dorms should also get involved on campus in one of the hundreds of UA clubs and organizations. “There is an activity for everyone,” she said. All students initially living in the dorms mutually request a roommate or are assigned a random roommate. Roommate Agreement forms are given to both roommates once they check into the dorms, and students fill these forms out together. RAs and community directors can help roommates understand these agreements if needed. Aaron Gitell, a freshman who lived in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall during the 2010-11 school year, said it is important to keep calm when a roommate angers you and to not get mad over the little things that they do. “Pick your battles,” he said. Ryan Brady, a freshman who also lived in Arizona-Sonora during the 2010-11 school year, said that while a roommate can help you with certain things, it is important to try and solve your own problems. “Give them (your roommates) their space when they need it,” he added.

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The exterior of Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall, one of two new residence halls opening on campus in the fall. The other is Likins Hall on Highland Avenue and Sixth Street. Coronado Residence Hall will be closed this year for renovations.

RAs directly oversee the residents living each hall, and Residence Life considers them to be the staff members who will get to know students living in the dorms best. Samantha Palmer, a freshman who lived in Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, said students should try and befriend their RA so they can be helped whenever necessary. “If you do this, they will maybe let you off the hook when you need it,” she said.

Lastly, student conduct is strictly enforced in the residence halls, and weapons, drugs and alcohol are prohibited. Freshmen Nikea Baconia and Lauren Fischer were caught drinking in their dorm, Coronado Residence Hall, and were written up by their RA. “Do not drink in the dorms,” Baconia said. “Community service hours suck,” Fischer added.


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The faces in high places

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Eugene Sander, interim president

Eugene Sander, former dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was selected by the Arizona Board of Regents to be the UA’s interim president while the board seeks a long-term replacement for outgoing president Robert Shelton. Sander brings more than two decades of experience at the UA to the office, as the agriculture dean and as provost for a year before Meredith Hay was hired. Still, Sander admitted he was not fully equipped to be president, and would have to learn more about the regents’ model for measuring university progress and the question of how to fund Arizona universities. But in a statement, Sander emphasized that he “will not be a caretaker” while the regents search for a permanent president, and that the UA will continue moving forward. He has yet to prove himself as president, but the expectations for Sander will be high.

James Allen, Associated Students of the University of Arizona president

The election of James Allen as president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona contributed to the destruction of UA student government — the first election, that is. In it, Allen was disqualified for violating the ASUA Elections Code. His opponent, Daniel Hernandez (yeah, that Daniel Hernandez), was also disqualified. After a month of appeals, the two faced off again in a special election, which Allen, predictably, won again. Never underestimate the power of the Greek Life vote. Allen ran on a platform based on notions of transparency and open government. Then it was revealed that he and his opponent were cheaters, and ASUA’s handling of the ordeal revealed the organization to be plagued by deeply flawed policies and secrecy. That said, prior to the disqualification debacle, the Daily Wildcat endorsed Allen because he was a decisive candidate with a clear head for logic. If Allen can be that candidate, he may be able to lend ASUA some legitimacy.

Meredith Hay, executive vice president and provost

As executive vice president and provost, Meredith Hay oversees the university’s entire budget. In her capacity as the UA’s chief operating officer, Hay wields a lot of power. So much so that in 2009, UA faculty members pushed for a vote of no confidence. Faculty members vented their frustrations with Hay and then-President Robert Shelton in a blog that was kept anonymous out of the fear that there would be retribution if they were open with their criticism of UA administration. Following an unscientific faculty poll that found 574 of the 858 members who responded did not approve of her handling of budget cuts, and that about 100 wanted her resignation or removal, Hay issued an apology and a promise for better communication. As the UA faces steadily increased cuts in state funding, it will be up to the administration, particularly Hay, to find solutions by increasing revenue elsewhere and making UA budget cuts. It’s a daunting challenge, and one that will require close oversight from everyone.

Melissa Vito, vice president for Student Affairs

Melissa Vito was named vice president for Student Affairs in 2007. She oversees student involvement and non-academic student services, including Arizona Student Unions, Residence Life, Greek Life and the Dean of Students Office. As funding from the student services fee reaches a broader variety of programs (including ASUA programs like SafeRide and the Women’s Resource Center, and some of the printing costs of the Daily Wildcat), Vito manages where millions of dollars go. Although Vito is a relatively low-profile administrator, as far as students are concerned, she plays a huge role in how you pay for services you may or may not actually use.

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ife in a dorm is a lot like life in an apartment. You live in a large building with hundreds of tenants, except in a dorm every resident is boisterous, impulsive and hormonal. You are not allowed to have your own room and you don’t really know your own roommate. When you stop and think about it, you might be better off getting an apartment. For many people, a dorm is the first time in their life that they have to share a room. For this reason, it’s only natural to opt to live with a close friend. However, living with a friend could lead to strangling them afterward. You’ll manage to find something silly that ruins the friendship. On the other hand, being randomly ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT assigned a roommate isn’t exactly the best idea either. It is college after all; you’re prone to get a crappy roommate. It’s tough living with people; just think about how often you clashed with your own flesh-and-blood parents. Who is to say a complete stranger or your buddy won’t drive you up a wall? Don’t forget that you can kiss your personal space goodbye the second you walk into a dorm. People are always bustling in and out of your room, whether it’s to introduce themselves, play on your Nintendo 64, or simply hang out. Getting to bed before midnight is rare. Silence is truly golden in a dorm when you consider that people are always bolting down the halls. Walls aren’t soundproof, no matter how thick they seem. Living in a dorm can be so intrusive you can’t even hear yourself think. It gets to the point that you forget the reason you even came to college. Which is what again? People make a big deal about the programs and involvement opportunities offered by the dorms, but it’s a sham. Don’t misunderstand, opportunities to socialize with peers, the ability to interact with a faculty fellow and free food make the programs seem alluring. However, after the first few weeks of icebreakers and friend-making activities, the programs lose their luster. The resident assistants do not always have the budget to include food, and after about two meetings, you begin to realize half of the people are only there to score some gratis grub and nothing else. More than likely, you’ll find yourself participating in an all-night karaoke competition with some tone-deaf teens and no Snacky Cakes. During this time of wonder and experimentation, you will be asked to participate in some tomfoolery like a scavenger hunt, or a game of capture the flag. More often than not, you’ll be bugged to play ultimate Frisbee, the unofficial sport of college students. Before you buy in, remember that there is a reason why no one plays the game before or after college. All in all, living in a dorm really isn’t that great and you’d be doing yourself a favor by getting an apartment, or even shacking up with Mom and Pop if need be.

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Dorms offer unparalleled ways to socialize


iving in a dorm is like being a chemist. While mixing chemicals together you never know if you’ll make your solvent or blow up the lab. Either way it’s something that you won’t forget. Regardless of which dorm you’re placed in, it feels great to be a five-minute walk from your classes. Hitting your alarm clock 10 minutes before you have class to get that extra sleep is fantastic. On-campus tutors, the Student Recreation Center, Centennial Hall and the wide-open UA Mall are also in your very large college backyard. With the CatTran and SafeRide you can take the shuttle to off-campus grocery ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT stores. What more could you need? Full of hundreds of young students out on their own for the first time, dorms always provide something to do. Whether you intend to study, play the piano or bake cookies, the dorm offers that opportunity and you don’t even have to go out of your way to meet people. It’s like the Staples easy button for making friends . Resident assistants, community directors and desk assistants are also there to listen. Although they have to crack down on you if you break a few of the standard rules, they can still be your friends. With the February release of “The Roommate,” many people have second-guessed living with another person, thinking that their roommate may be a psychotic stalker. Not to say that isn’t a possibility, but your roommate is probably just another nervous college student, too — probably. Perhaps they will be someone you’ll hate, or maybe you’ll become BFFs. If nothing else, it gives you a good story to tell. Although your parents may cough up blood when they receive the bursar ’s bill , dorms are actually pretty cheap. The hefty flat fee you pay at the start of the semester pays for all the unlimited air conditioning you could ever hope for. Trying to fall asleep while eggs are frying on the sidewalk outside isn’t an issue . Internet and cable are also “free” in the sense that you don’t have to pay monthly deposits. Washers and dryers are also provided and the cleaning staff keeps the communal spaces tidy too. Late in the first semester you may find yourself beating your head against a wall and asking yourself, why did I do choose to live in a dorm? Looking back five years, or maybe 10 years, you’ll be thankful that you did it. Trust me.

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s far back as anyone can remember, student government organizations have been laughable. It usually equates to nothing more than a few students who get uppity and think that they have real power when ultimately they’re just a bunch of cliquey kids. They plan events that are supposed to appeal to a wide variety of students, yet they habitually fail to meet those standards. Namely, their failures are attributed to the fact that they perpetuate the interests of likeminded, overly eccentric and misguided individuals. Much of the same can be said of Associated Students of the University of Arizona, or ASUA, as you’ll soon come to know them. If you’re thinking about getting involved with them, you might want to think twice, or at least have some enormous foolproof plans for how to right the ship. Let me start by acknowledging that ASUA most certainly works hard, as

any one of them will be sure to spout out at the first point of criticism. As a former member of the Arizona Students’ Association, a student interest group who shares office space with ASUA, I can truly attest that there are some hard working individuals in ASUA. However, it does little good if one tire is spinning in the right direction and the other three are going in the complete opposite. In fact, the idea of “going in the wrong direction” might as well be the motto of ASUA. Although many people work hard in there, few work in the proper direction. The best example of working hard in the wrong direction is the concert blunder, one so large it set ASUA back $1 million. Most incoming students wouldn’t know that, in 2009, ASUA put on a concert to outdo them all. In the end, it flopped and left ASUA’s cronies shaking their heads in regret. ASUA blamed the problem on the economy,

rather than recognizing that students don’t want to shell out the big bucks to see an “American Idol” winner, Kelly Clarkson, and Jay-Z, a rapper who is arguably more popular on the East Coast. Factor in that the concert was dangerously close to finals, and it’s clear to see that ASUA couldn’t be more lost. The effects are still being felt, too. Last year ASUA spent $150,000 of its nearly $1.4 million budget repaying the debt. In rebuttal, ASUA will often cite their great programs like Zona Zoo or SafeRide, which are certainly good ideas. Unfortunately, those are ideas hatched by students long since gone. Where is the recent and meaningful success? It’s nowhere to be found. It’s hard to sell success when your success is just repeating someone else’s plans. In continuing to break down ASUA, the next glaring hole is the dominance of Greek Life, which again touches on the idea of recycling the same like-minded individuals through ASUA. Last year alone, six of the 13 elected positions in ASUA were affiliated with Greek Life. The last three presidents have all been in a fraternity or sorority and, for the most part, it seems to be staying that way. Current President and Greek Life member James Allen had to face off with

national hero Daniel Hernandez (you may know him as the brave student who saved Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life). Not only did Allen stomp Hernandez and his household name in the election process, he also did it twice. Allen and Hernandez ran perhaps the most historically embarrassing campaigns last year when they both were disqualified from the initial election due to numerous election code violations. Allen came back and crushed Hernandez again in a special election. Pardon me for saying so but, if a simple fraternity member crushes a national hero in what is basically a popularity contest, there’s an outrageous imbalance of Greek power. Student government is largely a joke, and ASUA is no exception. Of course you could say “who cares?” But the answer is that you should care. ASUA operates on a $1.4 million budget. That’s a lot of pork, and roughly $263,000 comes directly from student fees. ASUA is a misguided car wreck, and perhaps most unfortunate is that the same people who crashed the car are slamming their feet on the accelerator and clutching the steering wheel. — Storm Byrd is the perspectives editor of the Summer Wildcat. He can be reached at

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Tuition and fees: The economy is down, and so is state funding. With that said, your tuition continues to soar as it sees yet another disgruntling rise. Student fees have also established themselves as the new, hip and trendy way to fill in the state funding shortfalls. Greek power: Although you will always hear rumors that Greek Life at the UA is shutting down or being rubbed out, the Greeks continue to show their dominance in student involvement. Just take at look at your student government. The Associated Students of the University of Arizona is littered with members of the Greek system.


Construction on dorms and the stadium: The UA will open two new dorms in the fall and has plans on the table to get another one built downtown. With financing pending on the expansion of Arizona Stadium as well, construction is certainly building up.

Logical student government elections: You probably didn’t take student government seriously in high school but here in college, they manage quite a large budget. Nonetheless, elections are still a joke. If you need proof, just ask any upperclassman about the nonsense of the last election. If they know the story (which is unlikely, given embarrassingly low voter turnout), they’ll enlighten you. Road quality: Tucson may as well list horrible road conditions as its historical landmark. The UA campus is the focal point of this. If you didn’t bring a car to campus, consider yourself lucky, although you’re not totally safe from the road’s wrath. If you’re out walking at night, be careful. The potholes can still get you as you wander back to your dorm from some partying. Stay tuned and you may find that twisted ankles are trending up on Cat Tracks.

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Once you get in, get out Luke Money ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT


t seems that every freshman class is subjected to the same tidbits of wisdom from students and staff. “Do your homework, wear sunscreen, get some sleep, drink plenty of water, etc.” It’s advice so banal it should only be found on a bumper sticker. Students should also be wary of their dogma being run over by karma. That’s the thing about college, it’s not something you can package into a cleanly formatted list of cliches or throw on a pamphlet. Hell, you could talk to two people with the same major who lived next to each other every year and the only thing they might have in common is their hangover cure (tea mixed with brandy, but that’s another story).

I don’t have all the answers, and I certainly don’t know everything there is to know, but here are some of the things I wish someone had told me when I was but a wee, wide-eyed wildkitten: Keep your door open: It seems painfully obvious, and in a lot of ways it is, but college is an experience every bit as social as it is academic. After my roommate dropped out two months into my freshman year, I mostly kept to myself. And, surprise surprise, I struggled to adjust to college life. The next semester I made a concerted effort to make myself socially available and made some great friends, two of whom I will live with my senior year.


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Find a secret spot: If you’re one of the lucky few who get to live in a dorm room large enough to house two people without violating provisos of the Geneva Convention, this may not apply to you. However, if you’re one of the many who live in a room most inmates wouldn’t envy, then it’s important to be able to define your personal space. Find a bench, a restaurant, someplace where you can go and relax if you need to get in touch with yourself. I recommend the easy-leaning sculpture near the campus refrigeration plant. That baby got me through some hard times. Be blunt: Almost blunt to the point of rude. If your roommate is a slob and you’re a neat freak, call them out on it. Your hallmates always wake you up at night? Tell them to can it. Your roommate always uses your room to engage in, ahem, extracurricular activities with members of the opposite sex? Tell them to be progressive and go to her room once in a while. You don’t need to make your dorm room the set for an episode of “The Odd Couple,” but

make it clear what your expectations are. Push your horizons: It may be a little too much of a PSA for some, but college is the time when you can break out of the rigid high school hegemony and finally spread your wings and take a pottery class or something. Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t hang out with all of your high school friends and do the same things you’ve always done. Challenge yourself to be different. Sure, you might fall flat on your face, but it’s always worth it to find the one instance when you rise to the occasion. Drink plenty of water: Yeah, this one is actually important. So there they are, my ruminations to save you from ruination. Can I guarantee your success if you follow my advice to the letter? Not remotely. But remember, if all else fails, never forget to buck up and bear down. — Luke Money is the editor in chief of the Summer Wildcat. He can be reached at



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Religious fervor is protected, may teach you something Nyles Kendall



he UA has become a pulpit from which religious fanatics preach sermons of hate and fear. The ramblings of “confrontational evangelist” Brother Jed and the crude imagery used by anti-abortion organizations like Justice For All have sparked outrage from UA students who believe such Bible-thumping fanaticism should be forbidden. After giving yourself some time to get acquainted with these whack-jobs, you too might wish they were silenced. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Take a gander at the UA’s NonHarassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy and you’ll see that harassment is defined as “unwelcome behavior that is … sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.” Students who object to the presence of religious fanaticism on campus have been keen to invoke this policy. However, what they fail to realize is that Brother Jed’s homosexual slurs and Justice for All’s anti-abortion display, though crude and offensive, are still forms of protected speech. So, what should you do when university policies collide with the First Amendment? You should take the side of our Constitution, of course. The UA’s anti-harassment policy is well-intentioned, but it doesn’t supersede our civil liberties. Yes, it’s safe to say that most students don’t want to be verbally and

visually assaulted while walking to class (the sight of the word “murder” superimposed over blown-up images of aborted fetuses can be quite upsetting), but is it fair to prevent people from exercising their First Amendment right just because you want to make it to chemistry class without getting your feelings hurt? Brother Jed and Justice for All have the right to proselytize on campus. If you disagree with what they have to say, put your hater blockers on and keep moving. If their bigotry and insensitivity are just too much to bear, rather than denying them their right to speak, challenge them to a debate and put them to shame. There is nothing better than watching a homophobic evangelist squirm when confronted with the fact that sodomy, according to the Bible, is as “abominable” as eating shellfish. If all else fails, find an alternate route. Does the uninhibited speech of a few religious zealots mean that the university will allow all extreme views to be expressed freely on campus? No, of course not. The line is usually drawn when views go from being controversial to overtly racist or violent. You can relax. Neo-Nazis won’t set up shop on the UA Mall any time soon. Toleration is the key to the preservation of our First Amendment, and where better to practice, or learn, tolerance than at a university? The presence of religious fanaticism on campus should teach students that though they may not agree with what someone has to say, they should respect their right to say it. You’ll learn a lot in college, and some of it might not even happen in a classroom at all. — Nyles Kendall is a political science senior. He can be reached at

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erhaps one of the biggest cliches of college is Greek Life. Anybody who has ever watched a scene of “Animal House” thinks that Greek Life is just the bee’s knees. The reality is, depending on your gender, Greek Life equates to a sewing circle clique or some of the most bacteria-filled days of your young life. That goes without including the horrendous clothing, or social label you receive. Greek Life can be fun for some, but it certainly isn’t for everyone. If you must rush, however, that doesn’t mean you have to be the cliche. College is a time to develop more of your personality, not absorb an already generated one. Ask most any student on campus to describe a generic fraternity member and you’ll get a description of a bro tank, flip flops, neon colors nearly head-to-toe and a flat-billed New Era fitted hat (or a visor if he’s feeling retro). Want to know the mold of a sorority sister? Look for the way overdressed girl in your class with platinum blond hair, that’s usually her. Once settled into the sorority, a generic sister will be adorning a different, but not that different, T-shirt or bag with her Greek letters stamped all over. For the sake of individualism, have the dignity to not become a walking billboard of whatever house allowed you to pay them money to hang out with them.

Greeks are also notorious for traveling in packs. Nothing says “I’ve matured from high school and don’t hang out in cliques” like walking with a group of people you forced yourself into. You’ll see all your buddies at chapter, or any of the “functions” and you’ll have an abundance of time to get acquainted. Until then, do something actually constructive to your character and strike up a conversation with someone who doesn’t have to talk to you for the sake of “brotherhood.” If you truly branch out, you could end up with some diverse friends that don’t care exclusively about mixers. Last, and most certainly not least, respect yourself. Hazing, while forbidden by the UA, is still a reality that sometimes students swallow in order to make some quick, “lifelong” friends. Now, hazing in good fun may not be a problem to some, but there is certainly a line and you ought to keep that in mind. I’ll spare you the stories, but you can rest assured some are lighthearted and others are just mean. In the end, the friendship you seek in Greek Life requires mutual respect. I can’t imagine finding respect for myself or my “brothers/sisters” in some heartless hazing. Overall, Greek Life is for some, not all. Don’t be fooled by the belief that everybody enjoys Greek Life and its presence. The people who love it are in it. Outside of that you’ll find little love. If you want to rush, just remember that a lot of people go into Greek Life as individuals and get spat out as followers and walking stereotypes, with empty wallets. Don’t get lost in the Lambda, be sure to stand out as a Sigma, and keep your self-respect as a Rho. — Storm Byrd is the perspectives editor of the Summer Wildcat. He can be reached at



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hether you’ve chosen to live in a residence hall, stay somewhere off campus, or save some cash and crash at home, college is going to offer a myriad of opportunities — if you’re looking for them. It can be easy to not branch out from the people you already know or not ask about the job you secretly hope your major leads you to. Is there something you want to know about? The UA probably has someone that can help you out. Always wanted to try your hand at comedy? The UA has two comedy troupes . And don’t forget you have a whole city to explore. You probably have a lot of family members telling you about all the exciting things headed your way. In fact, you probably have a lot of family members who are scared of some of the exciting things heading your way. But, despite the way everyone makes it sound, just being at college isn’t going to instantly

I wanted to know more about what my instructors thought about things beyond the classroom. I was looking for a way I could write meaningfully and I wanted college to just show me already. That first semester, I didn’t ask. I went to class and hung out with friends I already had. That is, until in the middle of the night over winter break I checked my email. On the Listserv email from the English Department was an advertisement for a job at the Arizona Daily Wildcat . The weekly email sent from your major ’s department (with hopefully relevant information) can be your best friend . It’s how I kicked off my career at the Wildcat , began an internship at the University of Arizona Press and ultimately found what I wanted to do: journalism.

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When I started at the Wildcat, I began to ask more questions. I didn’t just pursue news stories but also what I wanted to get out of college . I talked to more people in my classes and went to some of those office hours everyone was always talking about. It’s amazing what will happen when you just email an instructor. You can get a lot from just asking. And, because most people don’t ask, you often get a chance at some great opportunities. In May, I received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the UA . During the College of Humanities commencement ceremony, I didn’t feel accomplished. I felt regret. I felt like I hadn’t done enough. I thought of how I wanted to know more of the writers graduating with me, of how I wished I’d thought of applying to the Honors College when I first transferred, and of how I should have joined another organization of some sort. Sure, I’d only had two years at the UA, but you can do a lot in two years. You can do even more in four. Maybe I would have hated the Honors College and cursed the fee you have to pay. Maybe they wouldn’t have even let me in. Who knows? But you don’t want to be wondering when you finally get that diploma. A degree isn’t just a symbol of knowledge, it’s an experience. Enjoy it. Find what you love and find a way to do it here because tuition is expensive and I promise most of it will be fun. — Bethany Barnes is a first-year journalism graduate student. She can be reached at

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n the coming semester, you will question why you chose the UA. Being jaded is fashionable. Regardless of how bright-eyed and upbeat you are now, college will try to crush your optimism. Don’t let it. Your complaints will range from the droves of privileged bros and spoiled sorority sisters to the way tuition explodes every year. The Legislature doesn’t care about you, and a campus preacher is going to tell you that you’re bound for hell. True, things aren’t going to go your way every time. What you get in return for your tuition and fees isn’t always going to measure up without a little extra effort on your part. But if you’re going to learn anything

in college, it’s this: You are not entitled to anything without working for it. If that were true, you’d be at Arizona State University instead. Start with the small things. You’re in an overcrowded class, and you fear you won’t get personal attention from the professor. It’s not his or her responsibility to babysit you. Stand out. You don’t have to be the douche bag that raises his hand all the time just for the sake of hearing his voice, but participate in class discussions, and go to your instructor ’s office hours. Even if you don’t have a specific question, it never hurts to talk about the reading or an assignment. When campus preachers approach you (or yell at you, and berate you on the UA Mall), don’t yell back. Don’t throw things. Don’t mock them just to get a rise out of them. Listen to them courteously, don’t lose your temper and you might actually have a pleasant conversation. Also, don’t be naive; kindness won’t always work. But be kind anyway, because you can. This applies to campus preachers, and everyone else, too. Go bigger and get involved with the Arizona Students’ Association to lobby the Legislature. Join the Associated Students of the University of Arizona to work in student government, or any of ASUA’s programs, such as Students for Sustainability or the

Women’s Resource Center. Think about applying to the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Everyone tells you to get involved to find your place. You’ll broaden your horizons, and meet people you can relate to. This is true, but getting involved will also allow you to have a positive impact on others. It won’t always be easy or fun. People will take your kindness for granted, and test your patience. Sometimes the hard work won’t pay off. But if you never expect people to just hand you things, you’ll always be a little bit prouder of what you earned. Be kind, be accepting, but don’t lie down when you face something you don’t like. The future won’t be bleak as long as you keep working toward something better. Getting involved will give you a voice, and the right to have a say in how the UA community works. Whining about what’s wrong without offering a solution makes you no better than the problem. Don’t become another generic college kid, blathering about the general state of doom. If you don’t like the conversation, change it. Welcome to the UA. — Kristina Bui is the copy chief for the Summer Wildcat. She can be reached at


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sIERRa POIntE aPaRtMEnts. great for students! 1mile from UofA. 1and2 Bedrooms starting at $665. Awesome roommate floorplans. Rent includes *high speed internet, expanded cable, heating, A/C, water, sewer &trash* Pet friendly. Our quiet property also has a pool, spa, 2laundry facilities and 24/hr fitness center. Call us today @520-323-1170. Located at Tucson Blvd/ Grant. sPECIaL! 1BED/ 1Bath $320 and 3Bed/1Bath for $575. 2Bed/ 2Bath and 4Bed/ 2bath also available. Call (520)888-2111 or visit stUDIOs fROM $400 spacious apartment homes with great downtown location. 884-8279. Blue agave apartments 1240 n. 7th ave. speedway/ stone. Ua COnvEnIEnt, LaRgE 1BD 1920s duplex, wood floors, ceiling fans, $435/mo, lease, deposit, no pets. Available June 1. 682-7728. UtILItIEs InCLUDED $505*/MO. Pool & laundry. Wood floors. *Special pricing. 770 N. Dodge Blvd. Call 798-3331 Peach Properties HM, Inc. WaLk tO UOfa. 2br - 2bath, 850sqft remodeled duplex with A/C, W/D in apt., fireplace, private patio, lighted parking. $750 per month. Call 520-870-0183, or email 1st MOnth fREE RENT SPEC. $450/mo. TWELVE LARGE 1BR. CONDOS IN 100% GATED COMMUNITY. CENTRAL TO ALL. CALL 520-777-3895 TO SEE 2BDRM, 2Bath, sPLIt plan, 1105sqft, pool, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, covered parking, deck off kitchen, washer/dryer, a/c. Close to UofA, dishwasher, ceiling fans, walk in closet. $700/ month Call Frank 520-940-0340 2BED/2Bath COnDO $750/MO at Wilmot/Pima. 1,000sqft, A/C, Pools, Covered Parking, Washer/Dryer. Numerous upgrades. 520-419-1544 or 2BR/ 2Ba avaIL Aug. 15th $950/mo. 1233 E. Drachman Call 798-3331 Peach Properties HM, Inc. 3bed/2bath fully furnished condo! 1393sqft 2weeks free w/12 month lease on OaC. Please call kelly @319-0753 ext. 11 LUxURy 2BD 2Ba, River & Campbell, W/D, granite, stainless steel appliance, covered parking, 1st month rent free, 1year lease, $1100/mo, fitness center, gated. 520-895-2900 BEaUtIfUL COnDO 3BR, 2ba. Many upgrades. Asking $214,000. Central prime location at River/Campbell, W/D, pool, gated community. (520)991-4704, (520)247-3688.

$850/ 2br- 2ba/ On MOUntaIn avE BIkE Path/ Pool, green Certified, Private yard, Fridge, stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Cable/ satellite hookups Large Units! Covered parking, pool, gated entrance, laundry room. Convenient, central location close to downtown, Rillito River bike path, trader Joes. sEE OUR WEBsItE: http://web.m e . c o m / b e s t a z a p s/site/Rental_Properties/Rental_Properties.html Contact: (520) 795-7491 1BR OnLy $495/MO. 1281 E. Glenn. Call 798-3331 Peach Properties HM, Inc. 2BEDROOM, 1Bath, WaLkIng distance to campus, evaporative cooling, available August 1, $710/mo, water paid, internet included, 1319 N. 1st Avenue, call 520-370-8588 for details. 2BR $595/MO. avaIL Aug 15th Glenn/Mountain. Call 798-3331 Peach Properties HM, Inc.

1BEDROOM gUEst hOUsE. Mountain/ Prince. Fenced yard. 1pet ok. AC. Water paid. $525/ month. 520-235-6587 4BLOCks fROM Ua! Nice studio with carport. Available now. 1332 E 10th St (back unit). $475/mo water pd. Call Phil 520903-4353 fREEstanDIng 1BD hOUsE, 4blocks north of UofA. Private. 600sqft. Off-street parking. Newly painted. Water paid. $450/mo. 3274228 sMaLL fURnIshED stUDIO, 5mins from the University, includes utilities. Washer/dryer available. $500 per month. call Elaine 520.591.9288. Thanks! WaLk tO CaMPUs! guest house with utilities paid, a/c, dishwasher, washer, dryer, pets ok $450 ALSO 725sqft 1bd unattached guest house with a/c, washer, dryer $650 call REDI 520-623-5710 or log on to ! 1-3&4 BEDROOM hOMEs. Renovated with green features. Luxury living. ~1 mile UA. Large backyard with covered patios. All amenities included. 480.374.5092 ! 4BR/ 3Ba (2MastERs). All amenities. Completely renovated with Green features. Heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Covered ramada and patio. 480.374.5092 ! 5BLOCks nW Ua HUGE Luxury Homes 4br/ 4.5ba +3car garage +large master suites with walk-in closets +balconies +10ft ceilings up and down +DW, W&D, Pantry, TEP electric discount, monitored security system. Pool privileges. Reserve now for August 884-1505 ! REsERvE yOUR 4 OR 6bedroom home now for August. Great homes 2to5 blocks to UA. Call for details. 884-1505 or visit us at !!! 5BEDROOM 3Bath, sEvEn blocks to the UofA. $2000 Kitchen with tons of cabinet space! Big bedrooms & closets, fenced yard, tons of parking, washer & dryer, fireplace, very cute front porch for relaxing after a long day! Quiet neighborhood! Call Chantel 520.398.5738 !!! 5BLOCks tO UOfa Lee St near Mountain. One bedroom house $650 - $780 plus gas and electric, completely remodeled with $35,000 in new stuff, wood floors, AC, No pets, security patrol, quiet, <> 624-3080 or 299-5020. !!!!! sIgn UP nOW for FY11– 2, 3, 4 & 5bdm, Newer homes! 1mi to UofA, A/C, Garages & all appl. included. 520-790-0776 !$750 3BDRMs 1Ba 135 W Elm 1.5mi UofA Free Early Move in and Water. Private duplex, great fenced yard, fireplace, washer &dryer, tile floors, PETS, convenient location close to dntown buslines and bikepaths.... NEED IT FURNISHED??????? Call Me 1st 520-908-0910 !3BR 2Ba Great Adobe House. Charming. Bike to UA. W/D D/W Very Nice. Must See 1833 E. Water St. 520-624-3080 $1500, 4BD, 1305 E. Waverly #1 (Grant/Mountain) fenced yard, covered patio, fp, approx 1679sqft, AC, 881- 0930 view pictures at $1950 4BR 3Ba great house only 3 blocks from Campus (Lee/Santa Rita.) A/C, Laundry. Avail now. Deposit $2400. Call 415-863-7111. $800-$2400 fy11 – 3, 4 & 5bdm, BRAND NEW homes! 2mi to UofA, A/C, Garages & all appl. included. 520-790-0776 1BD hOUsE WIthIn 1/2mile of campus water paid fenced yard $495 ALSO Sam Hughes 1bd house refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer $550 CALL REDI 520-6235710 or log on to

stUDIO aPaRtMEnt 1121 E. 12th St. Complete kitchen, covered parking, no pets, fresh paint, lease/ deposit/ references/ $350. Owner agent 907-2044

2-5 BEDROOM hOMEs available August in Sam Hughes, Blenman, Catalina Vista, and Jefferson Park neighborhoods. Bicycle to campus! Large bedrooms, AC, remodeled kitchens, on-site parking. Beat the rush, secure for Fall 20112012 now! or phone (760)4349049

stUDIOs staRtIng at $350/ month. Wood floors. Country Club/ Speedway. Call 798-3331. Peach Properties HM, Inc.

2BD hOUsE On Elm Street, between Mountain & Park. Hardwood floors, fireplace, walled yard, water paid. $770/mo. Available July 1. 327-4228

affORDaBLE 1BD In 5-plex. Coin-op laundry, shared patio, w/BBQ pit. Country Club/ Grant. Water paid. $375/mo. Agent 730-5625

2BD hOUsE WatER paid, available immediately, close to stadium $650 ALSO 2bd/2ba with garage, dual cooling, italian tile floors, pets ok, fenced yard $825 call REDI 520623-5710 or log on to 2BEDROOM 1Bath/ fULLy furnished cottage, about 5mins from the University. Wi-fi, cable ready, washer/ dryer available. $975 a month some utility paid. Call Elaine 520.591.9288 2BEDROOMs, 1Bath, CaMPBELL/ Waverly area, walk to UMC. AC, washer & dryer. 900 a month includes water. 326-0788 2BR 1 Ba Historic adobe, modernized, 5blocks to university, oak and coriane, walled patio, gated parking, on 101 N. 1st Ave. $790 4409880 2MIn tO CaMPUs IN FY11– 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5bdm, homes & apartments! 1mi to UofA, A/C, Garages & all appl. included. 520-7900776 3-5 BDRM hOMEs. REDUCED! Park & Elm. Walk to school! Aug. availability. $1580-2500 Rent (incl. water & trash). All homes have 3baths, fireplaces, W/D, fully equipped kitchens, lg bedrooms & closets, central A/C, security doors & gates. 2400sqft. Contact Erika: 602-703-5557 or email at 3BD hOUsE a/C, saltillo tile, all appliances, fenced yard, pets ok $1000 ALSO 3bd/2ba in Sam Hughes dual cooling pet friendly with fenced yard $1100 call REDI 520-623-5710 or log on to 3BED, 2Bath, a/C, tile floors, ceiling fans, large bedrooms, dishwasher, pantry, large enclosed yard, covered parking. Immaculate. Available now. Pima & Columbus. 3miles to UA. $995. Call 631-7563 3BR 2.5Ba a/C, pool, new carpet, new showers, etc. Tennis court, covered parking. Water & trash paid, lease, no pets, near Starpass. $850. 682-7728. 3BR/ 2Ba WIth office, large kitchen, covered patio, swimming pool, parking, W/D hookup. 3mi. from campus, Alvernon/Pima $895, 520-744-4211, Victor 4BD COMPLEtELy REMODELED. Under two miles north of UA. 1650sqft, 2baths, a/c, w/d hookup, large living room. $1150/mo, water paid, avail now. 2926 N Tyndall Ave (back house). Call Phil 520-903-4353 4BED 2Bath, 1MILE west main gate, fenced yard, wash/dry hookup, ceiling fans, new cabinets and tile, Central heat/ AC/cooler $1300 +util Call Bill 624-2107 4BEDROOM 2Bath $1995 spacious living room with a fireplace! Two story home with full size washer and dryer, dishwasher, storage room, private balcony, tile throughout the house and carpet in the bedrooms! Tons of parking, right on the Mountain bike path, three blocks to UA and super close to Eller! Call Amy 520.440.7776 5BEDROOM 4Bath- $2800 per month! Right off Park, three blocks north of Speedway! 2story house with a balcony, A/C, washer & dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fireplace, huge kitchen, walk-in closets, onsite parking. Call us and get yours! Call Chantel 520.398.5738 6Bed 3Bath house w/sWIMMIng POOL near Uofa. Ceiling fans in each bedroom, Dual Zone A/C, tile and wood flooring, washer/dryer, Large kitchen with dishwasher, garbage disposal, all appliances, hUgE yaRD, pets ok. available august $2975 Call anthony 520977-7795 6BEDROOM, 4Baths! aWEsOME FLOOR PLAN! $3000 a month. Huge private covered patio with outdoor fireplace! Parking at your front door! Rent ONLY $500 per person! Open living room, corner fireplace, walk in closets in bedrooms, tons of cabinet space in the big open kitchen with breakfast bar! Call Nellie 520.398.5738 a CLOsE tO campus, close to play, and close to perfect new home. We have 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes with private entrances, separate leases, roommate matching if needed, fully furnished, most utilities paid and much more. Call or come by for this weeks’ special 520622-8503 or 1725 N. Park Avenue.


attRaCtIvE 2BD 1Ba Home 1200sqft. Walk/bike to campus. Includes: Refrig, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Lg. Private Backyard, Carport, Storage shed, covered patios and more. Water/Garbage Paid by landlord. Pets OK. $850/mo 520882-9630 BEaUtIfUL 4-5BD 3Ba house. Sky lights, ceiling fans, marble floor, walled yard, bus lines, CatTran, shopping. Start $1200. 248-1688 CEntRaL 2BD 1Ba, 1700sqft house. Lots of storage, lots of parking, on quiet 1block street. Great for graduate students. $895/mo. Country Club & Glenn area. Contact Sharon 730-7508 or Jackie 4902777. DMt PROPERtIEs. 1 anD 2 BD homes available August 1st. $650, close to campus, many amenities, call Ilene 240-6487 DOn’t MIss OUt on this back to school special!!! Discounted rent for 1st month with a signed 1yr. lease by Aug 1st. Completely remodeled 4BR/2BA house. Large backyard, close to UofA. Kitchen appliances new. w/d included. 520-544-2727 hOUsE fOR REnt 3BDRM 2BA on Silverbell and Speedway. Appliances are semi-new & included. Your own laundry room includes washer and dryer. New carpet. Covered porch with huge private gated yard. Beautiful views. Yard has shed for storing needs. Nice neighborhood. Minutes from downtown, UofA and Pima. Wrought iron on doors and windows and alarm system installed. Available in August. $1200 monthly. Call 400-1218 or 429-4329. MODEL hOME has great curbside appeal, located in gated community. Large open areas, high ceilings, and beautiful tile flooring. Amenities include: stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, W/D, 3bd, 4.5ba, 2car garage, small outside porch area. Call 301-509-1963 nO PaRkIng PERMIt needed. Walk to your classes from a spacious 2BD/2BA located at the corner of University Bvld/ Euclid Ave. Classic architecture & freshly remodeled with granite counters, new cabinets, wood flooring, and brand new A/C units. $1750/mo. Email Or call (520)615-7707 PRICEs staRtIng at $390 per room, per month. Individual leases, private entrances fully furnished 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes available for immediate move in. Call or come by today! 520.622.8503, 1725 N. Park Ave. Visit us at qUIEt, ChaRMIng aDOBE brick house in the Catalina foothills. 2bdrms, 1office/bedroom, 1 large bath, 2screened porches, covered patio, fireplace, hot tub, carport, incredible views. 15minutes to campus, near River Park. $1,800 month, water included. Pet friendly. Grad students preferable. Available Aug. 1. 773-655-2457. savE yOUR qUaRtERs for playing pool down on 4th Ave. We have washers and dryers in select homes! Imagine the time and money you’ll save doing laundry in your own home! 5blocks from campus- 10minutes walking 5minutes on a bike. Close to University Boulevard and 4th Ave. Call for specials 520-622-8503 or 1725 N. Park Avenue. vERy COOL hOUsE! 2BR, 1BA, walk to UofA, fenced yard, pets OK, $1,000/ MN, Debbie 520-419-3787

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$450/MO. fEMaLE ROOMMatE Wanted 2bed/3bath. 12min from UA. Water incl. Internet/Electric split. No smoking/alcohol/drugs/pets. Fully Furnished, washer/dryer incl. Call Ebby (480)3539773

Clean, Ready to move in home on sale for $110,000. 1400sqft, 3beds/2bath w/washer &dryer located on Plumber and 20th. Contact: 520-990-1192,

CLOsE tO UOfa on bus route. 3bedroom, 2bath in good condition. Dual cooling. Double carport, wrought iron and fenced. 1,556sqft. at $139,500. 812 E. Glenn. Century 21 J. Pagel Realty, Inc. Call Shirley 245-3122.

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aBsOLUtELy BEst hOUsE 5min walk to UofA restored historical house, 503 E. University,House Mother Apts $550/mo,male 3bed 2bath, call 530-345-8999

$425.00/MO. fEMaLE ROOMMATE Wanted 3bed/2bath. 4miles from UA, near A Mountain, utilities, Internet incl. washer/dryer incl. available now, Gaby 602-717-9921,

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M/f nEEDED fOR great apartment close to campus (5blocks away), fully furnished, most utilities are paid, private entrances, separate leases! MUST SEE! Call Astrid 520.622.8503.

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ROOMMatEs nEEDED. 500/Mth. Fully furnished 2bedroom 1bath cottage. 5mins from the U. Your own furnished bedrooms, Shared kitchen, separate lease, most utilities paid, washer/dryer available. Call Elaine @520.591.9288

CLOsE, CaMPUs, shOPPIng, buslines, CatTran, skylights, ceiling fan. Internet, cable, water, fenced property. Completely furnished. Broadway Campbell. Start $250. 248-1688

ROOMMatEs WantED/ ROOMMatEs needed! 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms open for immediate move in. M/F ok, Smoking/Non-smoking available, starting from $390. Individual leases, private entrances. Call for appointment 520.622.8503.

sEEkIng fEMaLE gRaD/ professional student to share 3bed 2bath home. Rent includes: own room and bathroom, garage parking space, backyard. $450/ month including utilities. Email for more info.

$300/MO + UtILs. kOLB/ Irvington. Washer/ dryer, own bath, kitchen privileges. Large yard with pool. For more info call Pete 4045284.

tWO ROOMs avaILaBLE for rent in a nice four (4)bedroom house near the UofA, (about 5miles), and PCC West Campus, (about 2miles). All rooms have wired Internet, phone and cable TV connection. Free wired and wireless Internet, free cable TV and free water. Roommates split electricity only. House has new efficient HVAC and high efficiency evap cooler for the dryer months. Washer, Dryer, dish washer, 2car garage and large fenced back yard. Absolutely NO PETS of any kind and absolutely no smoking within the house. $200 security deposit plus first and last month’s rent, (negotiable). These two rooms share one bathroom. Master bedroom occupied but is $425/month when vacant. Current roommates are neat and quiet. One is deployed out of country in USAF. Please call 888-537-2290 Option 1

$475 Covers Everything! $475/mo pays for rent, utilities, Internet, and cable/OnDemand/DvR. Room is in 4br/3bath house on a corner lot, 3miles from Uofa. house is newly furnished and has washer/dryer and grill. free tv upon agreement! Call thomas @(520)336-7850 or email @ *tUCsOn COUntRy CLUB Estates, large spacious 5000sqft house. Room available immediately w/private bath and parking, highspeed wi-fi, gated community, huge gourmet kitchen, separate rental agreement. Call Bob 624-0172

2BEDROOMs fOR REnt in family lived-in home. NW side family community, 25min from UA. $500/mo, inclds utilities, lg yard, pool, bbq, internet. Parks, library & stores within mins. Becki 520-360-0988







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BIkE tO CaMPUs IN FY11– 1, 2 & 3bdm Townhomes & Condos! A/C, Garages, FREE WIFI & all appl. 520-790-0776 LUxURy 3BD 3Ba, River/Campbell, 3story, 2000sqft, furnished, rooftop deck w/ grill & city/mtn views, hardwood floors, walled yard, washer/dryer, gated community, pool, fitness ctr, river walk access, grad/med student or professional, dogs ok w/ deposit, all utilities + cable/internet incl. $3000. 241-9494.

DaDs, MOMs, BUy this co-opt apartment for your young’un. 3bd, patio, pool, free water, no taxes, very quiet, bus stop out the back door, only $162/mo maintenance fee, resell it when your student graduates, invite their friend to share expenses, Citation Gardens 1765 S. Jones Blvd, 1.5miles to UofA. Call me. Ben 520-204-3324

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