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A UA club is on a mission to negate stereotypes and educate students on Islam this week. The UA chapter of the Muslim Students Association has organized events for Islamic Awareness Week to share with students who want to learn more about the religion. This year, the goal of Islam Awareness Week is to dispel misconceptions about Islam. Azba Khan, secretary of the MSA and a junior studying Middle Eastern and North African studies and molecular

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and cellular biology, said she feels strongly about the role the MSA plays in spreading this awareness. “It’s our responsibility,” Khan said. “We’re the representatives of the religion, so we’re trying to take that initiative and tell people what it is firsthand, tell our experiences as Muslims.” On Tuesday, the club had a table set up on the UA Mall with a “Jeopardy!”-style game to test students’ knowledge of the details of Islam. Wednesday, which the club referred to as “Hijab Day,” had some more

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SUMAIYYA ZEHRI (left), a pre-med senior, and Sarah Hemzawi (right), a pre-med sophomore, run the MSACA booth for Islamic Awareness Week on the UA Mall on Wednesday.

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JODY PRATTHARRINGTON, sophomore psychology major, votes at the Associated Students of the University of Arizona voting booth outside the Student Union Memorial Center on Wednesday. ASUA primary elections concluded Wednesday at 8 p.m. and the results will be announced today at SUMC at 7 p.m.

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ASUA Senate votes to Sigmas to approve SHAC funds grill for the BY ELIZABETH EATON

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ASUA senators approved funding for the students to get involved with an ASUA event while also having a healthy lifestyle,” Patel Student Health Advocacy said. Committee’s charity race Patel said that the Wednesday night at their We thought operational cost of the 5K weekly meeting. the $500 is a will be well over $2,000 Two members of SHAC’s reasonable because the group needs executive board presented to purchase the runners’ amount information on their and the volunteers’ upcoming 5K run on March to ask for. T-shirts, as well as a —Nisha Patel 29, and asked the Associated public health junior, new device for timing Students of the University of SHAC assistant director the runners; it will also Arizona Senate for $500 to need to print out times help fund the operational to match each runner’s costs of the run. According to Nisha Patel, a public health number. “We thought $500 is a reasonable amount junior and the assistant director of SHAC, the proceeds raised at the run will all go to to ask for; we didn’t want to go too high and the Tucson Hope Fest. Patel said Tucson we didn’t want to go too low,” Patel said. “We Hope Fest benefits 20,000 Tucson residents thought it was an appropriate amount.” The senate approved the allocation of by providing them with free dental care and funds, and then turned to Danielle Novelly, haircuts. “The run also provides an opportunity for ASUA, 2

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Optics celebrates 50th year BY MICHAELA KANE The Daily Wildcat

When the UA College of Optical Sciences was established, there was no official building for the school. Instead, the college was located in temporary quarters on campus. There were no fancy offices, there was no mirror lab and there were very few students enrolled in the new program. This month, the college is celebrating its 50th anniversary with conferences and events for both optical engineers and the general public alike. The college

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THE COLLEGE OF OPTICAL SCIENCES was founded in 1964 by Aden Meinel with funding from the U.S. Air Force. The Meinel Optical Sciences building is named in his honor.

greater good BY JAZMINE FOSTER-HALL The Daily Wildcat

Sigma Kappa is serving up sliders for Seth Rogen’s new charity this Saturday for the sorority’s spring philanthropy event. Sigma Sliders is a food fundraiser that benefits of Sigma Kappa’s philanthropies, said Molly Beaver, an elementary education sophomore and vice president of philanthropic service at Sigma Kappa. This year marks the third annual Sigma Sliders, Beaver said, and the format has been changed slightly from previous years to encourage more people to come. “Last year … we had quesadillas, hot chocolate and cheese dip with French fries,” Beaver said, “so it’s a little bit different, but the same sort of American barbecue food.” This year, the food offerings are sliders, tater tots and root beer floats, Beaver said. The event will also feature a DJ, games and raffle prizes from companies like Vineyard Vines and ASOS for guests to win. The theme of the event changed along with the food this year to reflect the new menu, said Shawna Weltsch, a pre-business sophomore and vice president of communications at Sigma Kappa. “Last year, it was baseball-themed, but this year it’s all-American themed,” Weltsch said. “Our slogan for it is, ‘An all-American treat.’” Beaver said that the sorority chose a food philanthropy event for its spring event in order to appeal to a wider audience than its fall philanthropy, which is a dodgeball tournament . “The fall semester, we do the dodgeball tournament. … That typically reaches out to more of the male community, because that’s who ends up participating as a team for that event,” Beaver said. “This is an evening out that is bringing a bunch of people together, not just athletic males.” Jordan Stancil , a marketing junior and president of Sigma Kappa, said that in previous years, the funds raised through Sigma Sliders would go to support research on Alzheimer’s disease. “We usually donate all of our money to the Sigma Kappa Foundation ,” Stancil said, “and

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interactive events. At the table on the Mall, club members passed out hijabs to any female students who were curious about their meaning and wanted to try one on. This was followed by a discussion later in the evening in the Louise F. Marshall building about the students’ experiences wearing the hijabs. Khan said that she was very excited to see how women reacted to wearing the hijab. “We’ve seen videos of people doing this … and we thought it was interesting because you see the reactions of girls once they see themselves [with the hijab],” Khan said, “and it’s really beautiful.” Khan said that the club had also considered putting together a “flash prayer” in which Muslim students would come together at a certain time on the Mall and perform an Islamic prayer. However, Khan admitted that it might have been slightly controversial, and the club was unable to get clearance for the space to do so. Khan said that the only other challenge she thought they faced was actually getting students to come to the table and ask questions. “Sometimes, when you approach somebody, they think you’re converting them,” Khan said, “but really the purpose … is just to educate them.” Taha Hasan, an aerospace engineering sophomore and the male vice president of the MSA, said that he thought Hijab Day was unique and hoped it would provide people with an opportunity to bond over something a little different. Jessica Rech, a pre-business sophomore, was one student who volunteered to try on a hijab and wear it all day on Wednesday. She does not identify with Islam, but said that she had always been fascinated by Middle It was like they E a s t e r n didn’t even see culture and me. They saw wanted to my scarf. learn more about it. Rech said — Jessica Rech, that she pre-business sophomore had heard many of the stereotypes associated with wearing hijabs, but that she wanted to experience it for herself to see what it was truly like. She said she had tried on a hijab for just a moment the previous day and already experienced discrimination from a group on campus handing out Bibles. Rech described a moment in which they handed a Bible to a student next to her, but turned away from her. “It was like they didn’t even see me,” Rech said. “They saw my scarf.” Rech said that she was also interested to see what her friends, who knew she was not a Muslim, would say when they saw her wearing the hijab. Sumaiyya Zehri, a molecular and cellular biology senior and the female vice president of the MSA, said that she was excited for the hijab event. Zehri said that she has experienced discrimination as a result of wearing a hijab, so she is interested to see what experiences other students have. “I’ve been called a terrorist from people just walking by,” Zehri said. “If you think every single Muslim is a terrorist, this country would not be here. There are so many Muslims here. I’m a part of this country. I’m an American.”

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Sen. Zachary Miller, Executive Vice President Danielle Novelly and Sen. Dakota Staren listen to a report from the administrative vice president during the ASUA Senate meeting on Wednesday. The ASUA Senate approved the allocation of funds to the Student Health Advocacy Committee for its charity race.

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senators, expressed their approval of Seastone’s appointment. “I can’t tell you how unbelievable he’s going to [be doing] this,” Abraham said. “I’ve never been this excited for a hire at the UA ASUA executive vice president, to discuss club awards. There are 12 or 13 awards that clubs can nominate themselves or others for, before.” Novelly said that Seastone has been a great resource for ASUA in including student organization of the year, outstanding leader of the year, outstanding community service and outstanding social justice. the past and has proven to be very helpful. “I think he’s going to be a great chief because he really loves According to Novelly, the purpose of the awards is to “recognize the awesome clubs that have done things throughout the year, the this campus,” Novelly said. “Not only does he care about the police department, but he cares events and programs they’ve put about all the students and all the on and maybe inspire others to do administration.” good things, too.” I want you to bring concerns to us. Seastone accepted the wellClub or leader can be nominated Let’s not let things fester. wishes and praise, and emphasized through an application on the — Brian Seastone his desire for UAPD and ASUA work UAPD chief club’s website. together on campus. Finally, the senate took time “I want you to bring concerns to recognize Brian Seastone’s appointment to chief of the University of Arizona Police Department. to us,” Seastone said. “Let’s not let things fester. We want to be true Seastone has served as the senate’s ex officio for over 10 years, partners in this community and that’s what we’re going to aim for, and I’m very honored to have this position.” according to Novelly.

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“He’s a non-voting member of the senate,” Novelly said. “He’s like a senator adviser, and he helps us with procedures and anything that we need help with around campus.” ASUA President Morgan Abraham, as well as several other

donation] toward the Seth Rogen charity, which would hopefully bring him to UA.” from page 1 Hilarity for Charity works to raise awareness about and money for researching from there they distribute Alzheimer’s disease, and it the money to the Alzheimer’s is holding a contest between Association.” university groups across the Stancil said she hopes country with a prize going that this year the UA chapter to the group that raises the of Sigma Kappa can be the most money, Beaver said. top fundraising chapter for “Whoever S i g m a raises the K a p p a most money nationally. from their T h e events before sorority is April 11 focusing gets to meet WHAT: Sigma Sliders this year’s Seth Rogen,” WHERE: Sigma Kappa efforts on Beaver said. raising House “He’ll come money for WHEN: Saturday from down and do a different a meet-and11 p.m. to 3 a.m. charity greet, and COST: $5 for two that works [whoever t owa rd sliders, tater tots and wins gets] the same to preview a root beer float c a u s e , his new Weltsch movie, ‘The said. Neighbors.’” “ T h i s Beaver said year, we’re donating all of that Sigma Kappa is already our funds toward Hilarity in third place nationally with for Charity, which is Seth the amount of money raised, Rogen’s nonprofit charity not including the money that that is donating all of will be gained from the Sigma their funds to Alzheimer’s Sliders event. research,” Weltsch said. “Not Rogen recently spoke only are we still donating to the U.S. Senate about toward Alzheimer’s research, Alzheimer’s, talking about but we’re able to put [our

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Sigma Kappa will be holding its Sigma Sliders fundraiser for Alzheimer’s on Saturday. For $ 5, all guests will be able to enjoy a barbeque, a raffle and music.

his personal experience with his mother-in-law having the disease and urging the Senate to place more importance on Alzheimer’s research. Beaver said she thought it was important for people to see Rogen’s more serious side and to recognize the impact he’s encouraging students to make on the world. “In his speech, he was saying how cool it is that college kids have the opportunity to do something other than video games and partying,” Beaver said. “[Rogen is] getting college

students to get involved in something bigger than themselves.” Weltsch said that she’s glad Rogen is showing celebrities how to use their public images for something other than self-promotion. “I think that celebrities finally stepping in to put their fame and their publicity toward a greater cause is probably the best thing that they could use their fame for,” Weltsch said.

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Med mission seeks undergrads BY Dara Farhadi The Daily Wildcat

On their last night in a small village in Honduras, three doctors received a last-minute call detailing an orthopedic trauma injury due to a motorcycle accident. The 24-year-old patient snapped his shinbone in half. Luckily for the patient, his attending physicians included UA orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joseph Sheppard, who travels each year with a team of residents and surgical staff to the town of San Pedro Sula in Honduras. This year, undergraduate students are also being encouraged to apply to participate in the medical mission. “I would recommend undergrad and graduate students who are interested in orthopedics or medicine to do something overseas because that will help their application,” said Dr. Bobby Dezfuli, a fifth-year orthopedic surgery resident. “That’s a great experience to set you apart, but it also makes you want to know if you would like to continue in medicine.” Dezfuli and third-year resident Dr. Chris Minnock participated in this year’s medical mission with Sheppard, who has been making the annual trip for nine years because of the high demand for orthopedic surgical services in Honduras. “We see things over there that, in five years of training, you don’t see here in the U.S.,” Dezfuli said. There are only a few orthopedic surgeons in Honduras, the majority of whom are located in two major cities: San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa. These surgeons are not equipped with the same specialized surgical skills Sheppard and his residents have, Minnock said. “We have the opportunity to treat a lot of the patients who wouldn’t otherwise have specialty

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A pre-surgical x-ray of a man who broke his shinbone in a motorcycle accident and suffered nerve injury.

orthopedic care,” Dezfuli said. “Unfortunately, the care that is there is usually not standardized.” The UA medical team, comprised of physicians, medical school residents, anesthesiologists, scrub technicians and nurses, worked together to treat 30 to 40 patients per day and, at times, performed surgery until 11 p.m., Dezfuli said. One of the team’s biggest

obstacles was overcoming shortages of orthopedic surgical supplies, such as screws, plates and rods, all of which are necessary to align broken bones. The hospital Sheppard’s team operated from, Hospital Centro Socorro De Lo Alto, not only had a low supply of these parts, but the materials they did have were generations older than those used in the U.S., Dezfuli said.

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A post surgical X-ray of the broken shinbone. The surgical team cleaned the wound and realigned the bones with a stabilizing plate and screws. X-rays are typically used during surgeries like this in the U.S., however, the team did not have access to one due to the limited resources of the hospital.

The team also had to navigate through surgery without the use of an X-ray, which is commonly used during orthopedic surgeries in the U.S., Dezfuli said. “You see a lot of poverty, and it is sobering to appreciate the things you have,” he said. Students interested in applying

should email Sheppard’s administrative assistant, Phyllis Goldstein at pgoldstein@ortho. arizona.edu or email info@ortho. arizona.edu.

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For children who grow up speaking multiple languages, language acquisition occurs differently than for those who grow up speaking English alone. The idea may be straightforward enough, but speech therapists have been grappling with how to integrate it into their work for decades. Last fall, the UA Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences added a bilingual speech therapy graduate program, making the UA one of a handful of universities to offer a program in the emerging field. Existing protocol for diagnosing speech disorders in bilingual children is problematic because many of the tests are designed for monolingual, Englishspeaking children, Leah Fabiano-Smith, an assistant professor in the department, said. This results in both under- and overdiagnosis among bilingual children. “Bilingual children are either being put in special ed because they sound Mark Armao/The Daily Wildcat different,” she said, “or they are being underdiagnosed because the speech Leah Fabiano-Smith, an assistant professor in pathologist doesn’t know how to diagnose the department of speech, language, and hearing scithem [with a speech disorder] and so ences, is involved in several studies that analyze the they’re not receiving the services they speech and language skills of bilingual children. need.” Fabiano-Smith is involved in a number and manage speech disorders, said of studies that focus on speech acquisition Trianna Oglivie, a graduate student in in bilingual children versus those that the department of speech, language, and speak only English. Much of her work deals hearing sciences. with Latino children, she said, adding that By studying both normal and disordered roughly 80 percent of Latino families in processes, the researchers can tell the U.S. speak Spanish at home, either whether the child is picking up language exclusively or in addition to English. in a typical manner, or if they are making Along with a team of researchers, a sound that is actually incorrect, in Fabiano-Smith studies how bilingual which case they could get speech therapy children learn their services, Oglivie said. respective languages Lea Cuzner, a and the interplay that Any way we can clinical assistant occurs between the two. help a child to professor in the For instance, one communicate to department of study looked at the rule speech, language, his family and known as “stop-spirant and hearing sciences, his friends is a alternation,” which is the works directly with wonderful thing. way Spanish speakers bilingual children as change a sound like “ba” a speech-language — Lea Cuzner, to something more like clinical assistant professor, pathologist at Wings “va” when it occurs after department of speech, lanon Words, a local a vowel sound — as in guage, and hearing sciences preschool. the word “bebe.” The She emphasized rule does not exist in the importance of English. such research as a way to help children “What I’m interested in is looking at converse with the world. interaction between the two languages,” “One of the key parts of being human she said. “If a bilingual child has a rule is the ability to communicate,” she said, in one language and doesn’t have the “so any way that we can help a child to rule in the other language, how does the communicate to his family and his friends child resolve this conflict [and] do we see is a wonderful thing.” any carryover of that particular rule to the other language?” Once the researchers figure out what typical acquisition looks like in bilingual children, they can better inform speech — Follow Mark Armao therapists on how to correctly assess @MarkArmao

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The UA College of Optical Sciences has been celebrating its 50th anniversary since Feb. 4.

has already hosted a Laser Fun Day, during which members of the community visited campus and played with lasers, and attended the SPIE Conference in San Francisco, which discussed topics like photonics and laser technology, along with other facets of optical engineering. The events provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to reflect on the history of the college. “It started with the vision of one man, Aden Meinel,” said Michael Nofziger, a professor in the college, “and to this day, everyone that has graduated from here, and everyone that has worked here … we owe a debt of gratitude to his vision.” When Meinel founded the college in 1964, there was a shortage of optical engineers in the U.S. With the aid of the university and funding from the U.S. Air Force, the UA Optical Science Center was created, Nofziger said. According to Tom Koch, dean of the College of Optical Sciences, the institution has grown to cover four areas of optical science disciplines: image science, which involves reconstructing and optimizing images; photonics, which deals with the use of light and electricity in technology; optical physics, which focuses on more fundamental scientific questions; and engineering, which is about creating objects or technology that can be used to further optical research. “One of the activities I’m trying to reinforce is that we do

have a culture of not just doing dorms and learn how to use all academic, think tank-type of the engineering stuff,” he said, things, but that we are actually “and then we took a tour of the making stuff and having it be Mirror Lab and I just thought it deployed,” Koch said. “There is was the coolest thing ever.” Although optical programs a huge span from fundamental science all the way down to the affiliated with astronomy and visual optics garner the most hardware [that is used].” The college is involved in attention, the reach of optimany significant projects on cal engineering stretches into several other fields, including and off campus as well. The center is currently in- medicine, laser development, defense and volved in the computer scidevelopment It started with ence, Nofziger of the largsaid. Even the est telescope the vision of ever designed one man, Aden cameras in our cell phones rely to look at the Meinel. … We heavily on optisun, called owe a debt of cal engineering, the Advanced gratitude to his he added. Technology Ranked No. Solar Television. 7 nationally, scope, Koch — Michael Nofziger, what was once said. professor of a homeless Along with optical sciences department on this project, the university the school is highly involved with the UA campus is now one of the top Mirror Lab, as it not only makes institutions in the nation for the mirrors, but creates the studying the applied science tools needed to maintain and of optics, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report of polish them. It’s the interdisciplinary the Best Grad Schools. “[Optics] supports such a involvement in these kinds of projects that draw students huge fraction of our economy, into the program, said Koch, and there is no sign of it running adding that, while the college out,” Koch said. “The amount is primarily composed of of innovation that remains graduate students, many there and the rate of discovery undergraduate engineers are increases rather than decreases. So [the] question is who is going also part of the department. Cory Boone, an optical to reap the benefits of that, and engineering sophomore, we’d like to see … something recalled his tour of the Mirror that we can all benefit from.” Lab was one of the reasons he wanted to go into the field. “I did a summer program —Follow Michaela here where you stay in the Kane @MichaelaLKane


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ou’ve already signed the petition. You’re already pissed. The damn Bursar’s Office isn’t going to accept your credit card anymore. Beginning May 5, the Bursar’s Office is outsourcing all credit and debit payments to the ominously named (and ominously regarded) Nelnet, in an effort to avoid the fees it’s always had to pay to process these types of student deposits. Now, it’s passing the buck to us and calling it convenience at a 2.5 percent nonrefundable rate. The financial struggle of studenthood isn’t just a myth, and every extra increase adds to the burden. It’s especially troubling when news of these added weights arrive, without warning or justification, in emails labeled with the spammy heading “IMPORTANT.” It’d be nice to have a say in what will become our debt. The powers-that-be seem to be telling us that when we were allowed to enjoy these modern amenities called credit cards, we were living in a bubble of privilege. But Mom, look: Other Pac-12 schools, like ASU, are bursting it. They don’t allow those types of payments, as the Financial Services Office is happy to remind us. Usually we strive to be ahead of the Pac, but in this situation I’m sure that if the other members jumped off a bridge, the UA would too. Although, the school would make sure the student body paid for an “exhilaration fee” as we plummeted. We’re told we were lucky to be allowed credit card payments for so long. We’re still lucky, because we have the convenient option to pay online, should we choose to shill out some extra cash. In our Feb. 26 article on the increase, Mark McGurk, the associate vice president of Financial Services, told the Daily Wildcat that it’s important for students to know this isn’t a new fee. But for us, it is. Apparently, we’ve always played a part in the resolution of the $3 million user fee debt through our tuition. But now, though our tuition isn’t decreasing, we’ll also have to pay an extra fee for the right to make credit card payments. We’re not lucky; we’re paying more money for the same services. Any other rhetoric is misleading. The other part of the user fee cash came from “other revenues” of the university, the continued use of which led to diminishing programs and services for all students, according to Financial Services. McGurk said that the strained university budget should be used for these student benefits, like components of the Never Settle plan, and not for paying user fees. But apparently, as potential participants in the programs, our noninstitutional budgets can be sacrificed, no problem. We didn’t receive $439 million in grants and gifts in 2012, nor are we sitting on last year’s $207 million endowment from the state — not to mention the millions in tuition. “Convenience” in the collegeindustrial system that has taken hold is geared toward the system and away from the cogs; it’s the system’s fuel. The system can tell us that the method by which we pay thousands of dollars to an institution benefits us too much. Any and all negotiations with this machine are on its terms. Sure, we can use eChecks or cough up some cold hard cash and walk our asses over to the Bursar’s Office to avoid those extra hundreds. But what does that say about our threshold? How long are we going to be treated like mere consumers at the whims of the market? It’s not a label we have to accept. If this were the ’60s, we’d probably all be chained to the Administration building by now, or at least sitting in. We’d demand to know why, what, how. We’d demand transparency. We’d demand partnership. Like all who plug their ears and refuse to listen, the UA needs to be spoken to a little more loudly. Now we also need to ask: Is there really no room in the budget for the 21st century? The university cannot afford to pay user fees anymore. We can’t afford to listen to any explanation of “why not” if it doesn’t begin and end with “for the students.” Otherwise, we might as well get the chains and start a round of “Kumbaya.” It’s gonna be a long haul. — Katelyn Kennon is a junior studying journalism and creative writing. Follow her @DailyWildcat

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here are lots of secret communities: Skull and Bones, the legendary Freemasons, the Knights Templar, the alleged Illuminati. Me? I belonged to one. My fellow members in this highlycloaked society have names that sound like code: Duck, Cocky, Chip, Bucky the Badger, Goldy Gopher, Smokey, Big Al. They called me Wilbur. Wilbur the Wildcat. Mascot for the UA — until last spring, when my secret identity was revealed. And now, as a new Wilbur is about to be chosen (not “named,” of course), let me tell you a bit about the shadow world of mascots. For two years I was Wilbur, the man inside the costume and a member of a community of mascots at colleges and universities all across the country who have to keep their identities secret under the protocols of mascotry. From the fall of 2011 until the spring of 2013, in a strange collegiate undercover realm, a significant part of my life was hidden from the outside world. On Saturdays, as college students tailgated before football games

it was literally like walking into a and streamed into the stadium, roomful of your best friends for Forrest would disappear and a surprise birthday party. We all Wilbur would emerge as I talked for hours on end, sharing donned the costume. When mascot stories, telling jokes, I wore the suit, my identity kicking back. It’s amazing how changed; I became a completely fast you can create such a strong different character. bond with complete strangers,” This is what it’s like for college said the current Oregon Duck. mascots. The identity of the What, you really didn’t expect person portraying the character me to give you his name, did must remain a secret. Everyone you? at the UA knows Wilbur, but no Mascots get to experience one needed to know Forrest many different crazy stories, Gmitro. As secrets go, this can but then can’t tell anyone about be a very hard thing for us them until they finish their mascots to deal with. That is why tenures. Since I was mascots are revealed to the public in a collective the spring of 2013, at the community last UA basketball game who The identity of the season, I am finally understand of the person able to spill the beans, so the struggles to speak. and joys portraying Mascots are expected of being the character to be wild in-suit but, literally on must remain a many times, that doesn’t the inside. secret. stop when we are “outThis suit.” community “I remember going to a camaraderie karaoke bar with a group is never of mascots and being more evident on the dance floor while one of than during those times when the mascots started rapping Sir various university mascots meet Mix-a-Lot’s [‘Baby Got Back’], up, even if they don’t know each and, from there, we lifted him up other. “When I met all of the other mascots for the first time at and he was crowd-surfing in a karaoke bar, which might be the a Capital One commercial shoot,

YOUR VIEWS ONLINE COMMENTS From “ASUA presidential hopefuls talk big issues” (by Ethan McSweeney, March 2) Sometimes it seems that the [ASUA] candidates fall back on “representing what the students think” just so they can remain impartial without any real opinions… —Kacy From “Lion and the lamb: Saving Catalina sheep means losing lions” (by Brittany Rudolph, March 3) An anthropocentric (humancentered) world view is the real problem here. Game and Fish

works to manage animals for hunting and human purposes, rather than to protect habitats and the natural world. To conduct this experiment is simply mad science, in denial of the obvious cruelty to animals and the fallacy that humans can control nature. There is no justification for killing lions, and even less for stealing wild animals from the deserts in Western Arizona and dumping them outside of Tucson to be impacted like this. The writer failed to research the many opposing view to this program, and the numerous biologists that have condemned the decision to put bighorns in poor habitats. —Dwight Metzger

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Sadly, not all of the facts are reported in this article, just the ones that Game and Fish “scientists” proffer as justification for “management” of mountain lions, which equals “kill.” The 43 mountain lions killed in the Aravaipa Canyon area were hunted many years after that desert bighorn sheep herd was established by Game and Fish. That means the lions apparently have to be killed for decades to prop up population numbers of bighorn sheep, a big game species, for human hunters to shoot. A problem with an unknown result is that by killing mountain lions in an area, the Game and Fish Department may be accelerating inbreeding in the remnant population, because outmigration is likely to be drastically reduced. In mountain lion populations that are left alone, the young are driven out; whereas, in a

first time that’s ever happened,” (at least in the realm of mascots), said a mascot who asked not to be named, not even by school. Sometimes, in movies and TV shows, mascots are portrayed as the nerdy kids who get beat up. In reality, many mascots are in the gym five days weeks working out with college football trainers. Sure, I might not be all that muscular-looking, but when you have to do over 250 one-arm pushups at a football game, come talk to me. One reality is that the mascot is often flying high and traveling well — on chartered airplanes, jetting across the country for commercial shoots or football games. Flying from Tucson to Boston to shoot an ESPN commercial with rapper Macklemore, a day after you were working in front of a roaring crowd at a football game in Utah, would be considered a fairly big adventure by some people. For many collegiate mascots — well, we just call that the weekend. — Forrest Gmitro is studying journalism and sports management.

mountain lion population that suffers high mortality rates (43 is a high mortality rate), the young will tend to stay in the area and eventually breed with siblings or parents. That can lead to genetic deterioration that could threaten the existence of mountain lions if high mortality rates continue through heavy Game and Fish killing … I mean “management.” —Ricardo Small From “Student legal adviser retires after 21 years” (by Lauren Niday, March 4) I went to Susan twice over my time as a UA student and can only say good things about her services. Her legal advice was so helpful to the issues that I was dealing with and she will be missed. Thank you! —Sonia

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A UA student reported ongoing issues with his coworker and neighbor in Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall between Jan. 20 and Feb. 20. The neighbor, who had started an online company and hired the student and another friend, wanted the three to move in together and became angry when the student decided not to go through with the move. The student reported the neighbor told him he “could have you assassinated and get away with it.” The student unfriended the neighbor on Facebook at this point, which only increased the neighbor’s agitation. The neighbor told the student, “I hope you die the most violent way possible.” The student did not believe he was in any danger from the neighbor, and even agreed to continue working with him after he apologized later that night. Several days later, the neighbor became upset with the student at a company meeting and threw a marker at him that hit him in the eyebrow. The student reported having a “nervous breakdown” the next night due to the stress caused by the neighbor. The neighbor was unsympathetic. Finally, the student decided to quit the company and ceased all communication with the neighbor. He does not think the neighbor would harm him physically but is worried that he might use his skill with computers to damage him “technologically.” The student does not believe he is in any danger but wanted to have the incidents documented.

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A non-UA affiliated man was arrested for driving under the influence on Feb. 22 on Fourth Street. Two University of Arizona Police Department officers noticed a moving vehicle that had not stopped at a stop sign and followed the vehicle until it stopped. A man got out of the vehicle and seemed to have trouble standing. Upon closer inspection, the officers noticed the man had watery, bloodshot eyes, vomit on his clothing and a strong smell of intoxicants coming from his body and breath. The man willingly admitted to drinking and driving. The officers called a horizontal gaze nystagmus-certified officer, who reported that the man showed four of the six cues of impairment after completing the test. One of the original officers then had the man perform the walkand-turn test and the one-leg stand test. The man was willing to complete both tests and showed significant cues of impairment on both. The man told the officer he had consumed three or four drinks prior to driving, but he claimed he did not feel the effects of the alcohol and did not believe his driving had been affected in the slightest degree. The officer then arrested the man on a charge of driving under the influence and brought him back to the UAPD main station for further testing.

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TUCSON EVENTS Talk with Bishop Alvero Ramazzini Imeri of Guatemala, 7PM- 8:30PM, Armory Park, 220 S. Fifth Ave. Bishop Ramazzini, head of the Catholic diocese in the Province of Huehutenango, will

Made in Arizona Tucson Manufacturing Block Party, 4PM-7PM, Tucson Embedded Systems, 3431 E. Hemisphere Loop. The event connects students who are interested in, or who are pursuing degrees and careers in the STEM fields with local manufacturers and educational programs. Attendees will have a chance to sign up for tours of manufacturing companies. Free. Walking Tour of the Mansions of Main Avenue, 10AM-12PM, Cost: $15, Corner of Main Avenue and Alameda Street. A walking tour focusing on the movers and shakers who contributed to Tucson’s history. Hear stories of the movers and shakers of early Tucson including Sam Hughes, Albert Steinfeld, Hiram Stevens, and Frank Hereford as we stroll Main Avenue. Compiled by: Symone Gittens

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Wildcats get their ‘brains beat out’ again BY Joey Putrelo The Daily Wildcat

The ship is slowly starting to sink for Arizona baseball. Struggles at the plate on Tuesday night carried over to Wednesday for the Wildcats as they fell 11-4 and were swept in two games by Long Beach State in front of a home crowd. The Dirtbags (6-6) extended the Wildcats’ (6-7) losing streak to five games. This is their longest losing skid since dropping six straight from March 15-24 in 2013. Arizona head coach Andy Lopez said things will get better, but added that he realizes the urgency. “I see some things missing that really alarm me right now,” Lopez said. “Halfway through the game, I turned to my assistants and said, ‘This game is starting to get in the way of our practice.’” On Wednesday, Long Beach State set the tone in its first at-bats,

jumping out to a 2-0 lead on UA starting pitcher Tyler Crawford (12). Crawford was pulled after just 3.1 innings of work, allowing a trio of runs to cross on six hits. Arizona failed to get on the board until the fifth inning, and by then, LBSU already had a 6-0 lead. One of the main reasons for that was the middle of the batting order. The third through seventh hitters in the Wildcat lineup combined for zero hits in 19 at-bats with four strikeouts, and stranded eight of the nine total Arizona runners left on base. Sophomore Zach Gibbons made his first start of the season in center field and went 3-3 at the dish with three runs batted in. He reached base an additional two times walking. However, Gibbons did cost the team with a late base running error, and he said it hung on his mind after the game amidst his perfection in the bat.

“We’re doing the easy things we’re supposed to do really bad right now, like the last inning when I ran into an out,” Gibbons said. “That can’t happen. We can be a lot more competitive than we have been; it shows in our at-bats and pitching.” Lopez indicated that because the team has not been competitive, the practice today will be tougher for the Wildcats as they prepare for this weekend’s Hi Corbett Classic. “Not looking forward to it, but that’s what has to happen,” said third baseman Cody Ramer. “Baseball’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon. It can turn around at any point. We just have to get hot.” Friday, Arizona will kick off its Hi Corbett Classic play with a game against No. 12 Mississippi State (10-4) at 7 p.m. Last season, the Bulldogs finished second in the nation after losing to UCLA in the finals of the College World Series. “I look forward to every

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our focus going into the tournament] and power play as well,” head coach Sean Hogan said after the team fell to No. 1 ASU 8-2 in the final regular season game. “We’re not making real good decisions on the power play and the entry; it’s been an issue the past few weeks.” In 2006, the most recent year Arizona was invited to the postseason, it was knocked out in the opening round as the 12th seed. That year, head coach Sean Hogan won his first ACHA Division I ring as the man in charge of Oakland, which is currently the 14th seed in the tournament. If they win the next five games, the Wildcats will be champions of the ACHA for the first time ever. In 1985, former head coach Leo Golembiewski won a national championship while the Wildcats

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Senior Andrew Murmes (21) stands for the national anthem during on UA hockey Senior Night on Feb. 22. Today the Wildcats play in the national tournament for the first time since 2006.

were not part of the league and were known as the “Icecats.” Former Icecat and Hogan’s lead assistant coach Dave Dougall was a defenseman on that squad.

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sister there to advise her and tell her about her experience at Arizona contributed to her transferring. Arizona head coach Mike Candrea has had the unique opportunity to coach both Fox sisters and said there are striking similarities between the two. “They’re both very competitive, and they both come out here to get after it,” Candrea said. “That’s the sign of the Fox. They love to compete.” Kristie Fox is now the head softball coach at Texas-Arlington and was scheduled to take on her former team last weekend during the Wildcat Invitational. Unfortunately, heavy rain forced the game to be cancelled and robbed the Fox sisters of the potential matchup. “I was a little bit bummed,” Kellie Fox

This season, the UA is the only team in the ACHA to defeat two No. 1 opponents, the defending ACHA champs, Minot State on Nov. 8 and ASU on Feb. 1. Arizona also has seven

said. “It would’ve been fun out there to play against her, but it was really good to see her and watch her team play.” Despite having a fierce sibling rivalry, the sisters continue to support each other through their various endeavors. Kristie Fox said she will support Kellie Fox in everything she does. “I kind of wish that I could put the cleats back on and go head-to-head with her that way,” Kristie Fox said. “We’re really competitive, but at this point I support her in every game.” Looking forward, Kellie Fox has 33 more regular season games this year to see how many single-season records she can try to break.

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Arizona baseball’s 11-4 loss against Long Beach State at Hi Corbett Field on Wednesday marked the slumping Wildcats’ fifth loss in a row.

challenge; I got 56 rivals,” Lopez said. “I’m not a guy who’s used to getting his brains beat out; I’m very lucky in my coaching career. I wish we had a few more days to prepare,

but we’ll squeeze out every minute of practice that we can.”

wins over top-10 programs, which is three more than the Illini have. Senior forward Andrew Murmes finished the regular season leading the Wildcats in points (59) for the third consecutive year. His points earned in the national tournament will add on to his stats, and Murmes is three points away from becoming the 13th Wildcat to reach 200 career points. “Hockey’s a real simple game, and the people who move on to the next level do simple things well,” Murmes said. “We have to get back to basics, flow, working together, memorization and finding each other, and that’s going to help us win.” Either senior Steven Sisler (9-100) or rookie Garrett Patrick (6-10-0) will get the nod in net. Both have split goalie time all season and have an identical save percentage of 0.890. Illinois is led in point scoring by senior forward Eddie Quagliata and freshman defenseman Cody von Rueden, who have 36 each. Nick

Clarke (10-14-3) has seen most of the playing time between the pipes for the Illini, and has a 3.24 GAA with a save percentage of 0.880. Last season was the most recent time the programs faced one another, and Arizona took a pair of games against Illinois in its own barn. Wednesday was the Wildcats’ lone day of practice this week to prepare for tonight. The game will be broadcast on fasthockey.com. Whoever wins will face No. 2 Oklahoma (26-5-2) in the second round on Friday night at 3 p.m. MST. “[For us] the season starts all over again,” said captain and senior winger Ansel Ivens-Anderson. “If we lose, we go home, so we’re going to work real hard and get ready.”

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because that’s when the coaches get to see you.” However, with inexperienced running backs on the roster, Arizona could employ some of the speedy wide receivers in the backfield in a Percy Harvintype role. Harvin is among the fastest wide receivers in the NFL and showed tremendous versatility and athleticism out wide, in the slot and in the backfield during his college days at Florida. Getting a Harvin-type talent is almost impossible, but Rodriguez has a more-than-serviceable athlete in redshirt sophomore DaVonte’ Neal who can do some of the same things Harvin can. In terms of physical measurements, Neal is 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds, while Harvin is 5-foot-11 and 184 pounds. “Percy Harvin was a great athlete in college, and they had him running the ball and catching the ball,” Neal said. “I feel like I can elevate my game to the

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same extent, because I have the speed and coach Rodriguez is going to put me into the positions to do so.” As a receiver out of the backfield, Neal has the catching ability, like Harvin, to provide a speed option on the edge of the field, opening up the field for big plays. As a running back, Neal is shifty enough to attack gaps and gain yards behind the noticeably bigger offensive lineman. Handing the starting running back position off to a single replacement isn’t easy, or a likely possibility. However, a running back by committee is more versatile. With spring camp quickly approaching, it’s clear no single running back or receiver is expected to fill Carey’s shoes. Luckily for Rodriguez, the shoes are big enough to fit a group of players.

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rizona men basketball’s terrible offensive performance last night in Corvallis, Ore., was only outshone by the broadcast of Fox Sports 1. Arizona made 24 of its 57 shot attempts (42 percent), and despite never finding a rhythm continued to chuck up 3-pointers as if desperately attempting to come from behind. The Wildcats made 37 percent of their 19 3-point attempts. But as soon as the game was almost too difficult to watch, Fox Sports 1 helped all its viewers out by making it unbearable to listen to as well. “Tarczewski took one in the Tarczewskis,” said Fox Sports broadcaster and former NBA player Marques Johnson. As Arizona continued to take ill-advised shots and allow the undermatched Beavers to stay in the game, the Fox Sports 1 broadcast kept pushing viewers away with ill-advised comments and production decisions. With less than five minutes in the game, and Arizona hanging on to its No. 3 ranking by a thread, Fox Sports 1 took broadcasting to an all-time low. Former NBA All-Star and Oregon State star Gary Payton, a regular on the network, was allowed to join in on the game from the Fox Sports studio in Los Angeles. An interesting and possibly insightful move turned into a decision that was as bad as the Wildcats’ 19-30 free-throw shooting last night. Instead of bringing colorful commentary, Payton acted as

if he was at the game sitting in the Beavers’ sparse student section — yelling into the studio’s microphone at the players as a student or alumnus would. Sadly, Payton was the loudest fan who could be heard from Gill Coliseum. After a quick minute on the air, Payton was pulled. His Beavers couldn’t hear him. They were on the wrong end of a game that was full of short runs. The 10 ties and eight lead changes ended with the Wildcats finishing off Oregon State on 10-5 run in the final five minutes. Luckily for Arizona, its poor performance will likely be swept under the rug. Arizona came away with the five-point road victory, and tweeters were too distracted by Fox Sports 1 to give any attention to the game. At the end of the day, the game is behind the Wildcats. They are one game closer to March Madness and the games that actually matter. From here on out, the Wildcats could lose to Oregon on Saturday and lose their opening Pac-12 Conference tournament game on March 13 and still have a strong enough resume to deserve a one seed in the NCAA tournament. That doesn’t mean nothing can be learned from Wednesday’s game. Sophomore center Kaleb Tarczewski has taken his game to another level by becoming more of an offensive threat; foul trouble in the previous two games kept him from being as effective. When Tarczewski isn’t on the court is when Arizona might struggle the most, especially when the defense isn’t getting quick rebounds and the offense is setting up in the half court. This is a problem the Wildcats may need to address before playing a team in the tournament

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that also has a dominating low post presence, something many teams in the Pac-12 don’t have. Arizona might have also been brought back to Earth. After a strong offensive showing in their previous two games at home, the Wildcats showed they are vulnerable but can still pull out victories on the road, even if the stands are half empty and

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The loss of a running back of Ka’Deem Carey’s magnitude would normally debilitate an offense and force players to assume roles they usually wouldn’t. However, Arizona has found evident depth at offensive skill positions that could offset the loss. Having one player replace Carey — a two-time consensus All-American — is doubtful. But during spring practice, Arizona coaches are experimenting with sliding wide receivers into the backfield or dividing the carries among the remaining running backs. The Wildcats currently have six running backs on their roster and four-star signee Nick Wilson will be joining in the fall. Highlighting the returnees are redshirt junior Jared Baker and redshirt freshman Zach Green. “It’s early, but they have a pretty good grasp,” UA head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “We’re not slowing down; it’s just the way we do things. We think it’s better off to learn at our pace from the start. … I’ve been impressed so far that there hasn’t been too many missed assignments.” Even though Baker is the leading returning rusher, he is recovering from an ACL tear suffered in the final regular season game last season against ASU.

Despite not having played a snap in an Arizona uniform, Green said his goal is to be the starting running back come the regular season opener on Aug. 29. “My goal is definitely to get the starting [running back] job and compete as hard as I can during spring,” he said. “Spring ball is probably the most important thing

March Madness starts a little early for the UA this year. But instead of wearing sleeveless jerseys and high-top sneakers on a hardwood floor, these Wildcats will be clad in sweaters and skates on ice. Today, Arizona hockey will play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I National Championships for the first time in just under a decade. The No. 15 Wildcats (17-230, 8-8-0 WCHL) will face No. 18 Illinois (20-17-2) in the first round of the one-and-done tournament at Fred Rust Arena, in Newark, Del. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m. Arizona time. “Defensive zone coverage [is

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he No. 8 Arizona softball team is off to an incredible start to the 2014 season that has already seen two separate 10game winning streaks. The Wildcats are 20-1, with their only loss coming from thenNo. 16 Missouri on Feb. 20. The Wildcats have shown dominance in all aspects of the game, but especially on the offensive side of the ball. The team is currently averaging 8.9 runs per game and has a collective team batting average of .404. To put that into perspective, last

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year’s Arizona squad hit .288 as a team. Batting in the power spot and leading the way offensively this year is redshirt junior shortstop Kellie Fox, who is the team leader in home runs, runs batted in, slugging percentage and on-base percentage, and is tied for the lead in hits and walks. Kellie Fox, a transfer from UCLA, is in the middle of her first season as a Wildcat. Due to transfer rules, she had to sit out last season. Watching the team from the dugout, she saw the Wildcats struggle to a 33-26 record overall and a 9-15 conference record.

“It was really tough [sitting], I’ve never sat out ever in my entire life,” Kellie Fox said. “It was a learning experience. You sit back and you just learn from a different perspective. It was good for me.” Despite starting in all 111 games she played at UCLA before transferring to Arizona in 2013, she had a season-high of 11 home runs and 45 runs batted in. In 21 games this season with the Wildcats, she has almost surpassed those numbers. A big reason why Kellie Fox chose to transfer to Arizona was the presence of her sister. Kristie Fox played

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