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Police conduct questioned BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY The Daily Wildcat

The Tucson Police Department is internally investigating allegations of police misconduct from Saturday night’s clash on University Boulevard following the Arizona men’s basketball team’s loss in the Elite Eight. One cell phone video shows what appears to be a Tucson Police Department officer knocking a woman over a bench as she walks behind the line of riot police stretched across the street. People around the woman who was knocked over begin yelling at the officer and one shouts, “What did you do

that for?” A version of the video posted to Facebook by Cara Monier, an undeclared UA freshman, had been shared more than 3,000 times as of Monday evening. Monier said she received the video from a friend and shared it to make sure others could see what happened. “As soon as I saw [the video] it made my blood boil,” Monier said. “I am so intensely angry at the way that police officers were treating people and the way they were handling the situation.” The incident is currently being internally investigated by TPD, according to Roberto Villaseñor, TPD chief of police. The officer in question has already been

Campus preacher arrested twice

interviewed regarding the incident. “We’re going to look at all the circumstances and make our determination there,” Villaseñor said, “but we’re going to do it based off of everything, not just one video clip everyone’s looking at.” The officer was wearing a camera at the time of the incident and Villaseñor said police would be looking through what the camera recorded as they conduct their investigation. Villaseñor also said at the point in Saturday night’s events CECILIA ALVAREZ/THE DAILY WILDCAT that the incident occurred, TUCSON POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF OF POLICE Roberto the area had been closed off as police had declared an unlawful Villaseñor said the department is investigating an incident that


occurred during Saturday’s unlawful assembly on University Boulevard after the UA men’s basketball team lost in the Elite Eight.



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A campus preacher was arrested twice over the weekend for disorderly conduct. Dean Saxton, a religious studies and classics senior, was first arrested on Saturday evening on University Boulevard. Saxton, known on campus as Brother Dean, was preaching on University Boulevard across from Frog & Firkin during the basketball game. During Saxton’s preaching, a man wearing a shirt that said “Wild West Security” arrived and confronted Saxton, attempting to stop him from preaching by taking his megaphone from him. When the man began trying to take the megaphone, Saxton started yelling that he was being assaulted. Tucson Police Department officers already on the scene in preparation for potential riots after the basketball game responded to the conflict between Saxton and the man. Officers broke the two men apart, and Saxton was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. Saxton was one of 15 people arrested Saturday night. Saxton said he felt he shouldn’t have been arrested that night under the First Amendment.





A TRADITIONAL PERSIAN GILAKI DANCE is performed by Mina Kazemimanesh, an incoming computer science graduate student, Akram Khosroabadi, an optical sciences Ph.D. student, and Pooye Khoshkhoo, a graduate student studying Middle Eastern studies. The Iranian-Students’ Cultural Association in Tucson, led by Saba Keynejad, a geophysics Ph.D. student, put on the event on the UA Mall on Monday celebrating Nowruz, the Persian new year. The holiday began in Tucson on the spring equinox, March 20, and runs for 12 days. Monday’s event included performances of traditional Iranian classical music and Persian and Kurdish dances.

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The announcement of the indefinite cancellation of the UA’s fall commencement ceremony has yielded mixed reactions from students and faculty. Andrew Comrie, senior vice president for Academic Affairs & Provost, cited no reason for the elimination of the ceremony in an email announcing the cancellation to students. The announcement confirmed that the cancellation of the school-wide ceremony will not affect the individual colleges’ convocations, which are ceremonies that allow students to walk and be acknowledged, but technically confer no degree. Ann Samuelson, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences anthropology adviser, said that the SBS convocation will continue as planned. She said the students she advises do not seem concerned about the elimination of the fall commencement. “They like the personalization of going to our college one instead of the big university one,” Samuelson said. Elaine Marchello, assistant dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,


to or following their scheduled graduation, Marchello said. She added that this alternative may not be convenient for students who don’t live in the area. “For those who are coming from out of state, it’s not really going to be feasible for them to come back,” Marchello said. Marchello said college convocations provide individual student acknowledgement that the university-wide ceremony can’t. “Ours is the one that really lets them be celebrated individually,” Marchello said. ”It gives them an

The UA has started a new climate change research center to identify ways people can adapt to climate change. The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions is directed by Kathy Jacobs, a professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. Prior to returning to the UA, Jacobs worked in the Office of Science and Technology Policy for the White House and on the National Climate Assessment. “One focus for the center will be preparedness for extreme events and rapid changes in environmental conditions,” Jacobs said in a statement on the UA Environment and Sustainability Portal. Thomas Meixner, a professor in the department of hydrology and water resources at the UA, said he attended one of the center’s presentations, where one of the topics discussed was bridging the gap between science and decisionmaking. The two focus areas of the center are mitigation and preparation for climate change.




FALL 2013 GRADUATES celebrate the end of their college careers by having a snowball fight with styrofoam balls at the end of the UA’s 149th Commencment Ceremony on Dec. 21.

said that the CALS December convocation ceremony will also still take place. “We’ve always had two ceremonies,” Marchello said. “We will continue to do that.” One of the few issues in the CALS fall ceremony is that it cannot take place McKale Center, since it will be under renovation, Marchello said. The CALS ceremony will take place at the Tucson Community Center instead. Students who graduate in December are being given the option to participate in Spring Commencement prior


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Today’s Birthday (04/01/14): This year sparkles with creativity. Happiness is the name of the game. Romance and partnership bloom after the lunar eclipse in Libra (4/15). Finances grow all year, especially blossoming after late spring. Launch a fruitful collaboration into the spotlight this autumn (after the Aries lunar and Scorpio solar eclipses, 10/8 and 10/23). Study what you love, and thrive. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Don’t let a windfall evaporate, or follow a hunch blindly. There could be a disagreement over style. Keep your eyes open and research options. Review your reserves over the next two days. Consider the consequences before making a move. Put in some sweat equity.

Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — The next two days could get quite profitable, although it’s not a good time to expand or risk. Finish a job before going out. A disagreement at home could tangle things. An idea in theory doesn’t work in practice. Review plans and instructions.


JONATHAN ANDERSON, a saxophone, trumpet and trombone tutor, plays the saxophone on the corner of Park Avenue and University Boulevard on Monday afternoon. Anderson, who moved to Tucson about two months ago, says he’s been doing street performing for about six years.



SPOT: Someone has given you an unlimited budget to throw a party. What will your theme be? ’70s themed. The ’70s are the time I think it would be the most fun to be my age. Where will your party be? My party will be in the desert. Back in the day, in Tucson, you could go into the desert and throw big parties with giant bonfires.

Kevin Ehrichs, molecular and cellular biology sophomore

style. Considering you have an unlimited budget, what will you use it for? Of course, we’ve also got to have a sound system. Everybody will get a pair of platform shoes. I need a disco ball to hang from a tree, and a hot tub.

Who is invited to your desert party? Anybody who can dress in ’70s

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — You’re getting stronger and more confident. Inspire, rather than demanding. Listen to a good coach. Today and tomorrow could get active and fun. Don’t dig into savings. The competition’s fierce. Admit the truth to a critic. It’s not about winning but playing the game.

Scorpio (Oct. 23Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Lean on a gentle partner for the next few days. Keep a treasure hidden, even from friends. Accept an offer of assistance. Work on your assignments. Share results. Be gracious with someone inconsiderate. Consider all possibilities, before choosing your direction.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Financial success fuels optimism. Nonetheless, slow down and contemplate. Let yourself get retrospective today and tomorrow. Things are getting stirred up at your place. Controversy arises. Keep confidences. Start with organizing closets and work spaces. Work interferes with playtime … take extra time off later.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Put your heads together. Start by learning the rules. Don’t advance simply maintain position. Work goes smoothly today and tomorrow. Re-assure someone who’s flustered. A disappointment could disrupt the action. Profit from meticulous service. Your cool compassion gives another ease. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — A barrier diminishes. Use your connections to push forward. It’s not a good time to travel, though. Come up with creative and unusual ideas for style and beauty. Have fun without over-extending. You have less energy than expected. A quiet night at home refreshes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — You have more friends than you realized. Together, you share goals to realize a vision. A new trick won’t work. Don’t take financial risks. You’ll be more analytical for the next few days, with help from a technical friend. Let the group find the solution. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Take on new responsibilities today and tomorrow. Consider all possibilities. Choose reality over fantasy. It’s a miserable time to gamble. Stand outside the controversy as much as possible. Obligations interfere with fun. Remember your manners, and ask for assistance. Schedule, delegate and make it work.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Neatness counts double for the next couple of days. Take it slow, and review work before finalizing. Personal comfort must be considered. A repair at home or a family situation demands attention. Postpone an outing, and authorize improvements. Don’t expand too rapidly. Easy does it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Your luck’s shifting for the better again. Play ball! Investigate possibilities to take new ground over the next two days. Postpone household projects until after your deadline. An expensive option may not be the best. Fantasy and fact clash. Put agreements in writing.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 — Get lost in your studies and work. Prepare your position. There’s a test or deadline ahead which takes taking precedence. Squirrel away nuts for winter anyway. A little bit here and there adds up. Exercise and nature clear your mind and restore your energy.

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“It doesn’t count,” Saxton said. “They [the police] should have protected my free speech in a public area.” The second arrest came on Sunday afternoon during the Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure kick-off event on the UA Mall. Saxton was preaching at the event on Sunday, and alleged that while he was preaching, people in attendance at the event were assaulting him. “One guy came over and tried to grab my sign … and there were some women who would punch me in the sides,” Saxton said. University of Arizona Police Department officers arrived on the scene shortly to arrest Saxton. Joe Bermudez, a UAPD crime prevention officer, said Saxton was arrested on Sunday for disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, but the official report is still being compiled.

assembly. “Once we’ve closed off an area, you can’t go through our line,” he said. Villaseñor said TPD would be reviewing all aspects of the incident and asked for patience from the public. “They want quick action based on the video,” he said. “It doesn’t work that way. We need to do a thorough investigation.” Another video shows a man, identified as Alexander Davidson, 23, walking toward the line of riot police with arms outstretched. Police shoot him multiple times with pepper balls. The man is then restrained by several officers and pulled back behind the line of officers. One officer appears to strike the man in the face as he is being grabbed. At that point, members of the crowd begin chanting, “Police brutality.” Davidson did not respond to requests for comment. He was one of 15 people who were arrested Saturday night. After an unlawful assembly has been declared, when people refuse to follow orders issued by police, police will fire pepper balls at their feet first, according to Villaseñor. If the individual still doesn’t fall back, officers will begin shooting pepper balls at the person. “He got hit several times in the chest and that still didn’t stop him, so at that point the only option is to go out and grab him and take him into custody,” Villaseñor said. TPD received three complaints regarding officers’ actions Saturday night, one being about the woman who appeared to be knocked over a bench by an officer. Villaseñor said TPD spent three to four hours Monday morning going over the events that transpired. Some are questioning TPD’s preparations in having officers in their protective equipment while the game was still being played, according to Villaseñor. About 60 to 70 officers were present on University Boulevard during the game. Monier said she was watching the game at Gentle Ben’s Brewing Co. and saw a strong police presence on University Boulevard before the game ended. She said the attire worn by police indicated they were expecting fans to grow unruly after the game. “The Tucson police officers set the atmosphere for the riot to happen,” Monier said. Police were wearing protective helmets and face shields and were carrying gas masks to prepare for anything that could happen, Villaseñor said. Overall, he said he believed officers responded well given the situation they faced. “I think my officers acted professionally,” Villaseñor said. “Does that mean that everything single thing we did was right? I’m not going to make that statement.” In a statement from Kendal Washington White, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, she said TPD’s response was necessary. “The Tucson Police Department took the actions necessary to ensure public order, safeguard property and protect people,” White said. TPD will share the results of its reviews of the events of Saturday night with the UA, according to White’s statement.


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UA SENIOR DEAN SAXTON is taken into custody outside of Gentle Ben’s Brewing Co. on University Boulevard by the Tucson Police Department on Saturday. Saxton was arrested twice over the weekend.


Mitigation refers to reducing human impact, such as the carbon footprint, Meixner said, adding that scientists know climate change is going to happen, so preparation is important. Hoshin Gupta, a professor in the department of hydrology and water resources, said it is currently a problem that the water supply in the Southwest isn’t increasing as more people move to the region. “[It is] important to know how that will affect our access to water supply,” Gupta said. Gupta said he thought highly of the science-based research programs at the university. Decision makers in relation to climate change include government officials, farmers, politicians and workers in the Central Arizona Project, Meixner said. Another goal of this new center is to focus on the broader impacts of its research on the public, Meixner said, such as how to make the world a better place. “The center will in part be a clearing house for the public to interact with the folks at the university. … I guess that’s one of my hopes,” Meixner said. Meixner said he and researchers in the new center want to see


opportunity to wear their gorgeous shoes and decorate their hats and do all the fun stuff that graduation is about.” Karen Van Winkle, program coordinator for the College of Engineering, said some of her December graduates have seemed upset that there will not be a universitywide ceremony, and added that she was offended by the lack of consultation between President Ann Weaver Hart


THE SANTA CRUZ RIVER bed on Sixth Street is dry. The UA is opening the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions to address climate change and issues such a lack of water to support a growing population in the Southwest.

more unification among researchers in climate change. “If the scientists and decision-makers are working together, they can co-produce new decisions or new knowledge about what needs to or could be done,” Meixner said.

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and college administrators before the decision was made. “I think that when you have students that spend thousands of dollars getting an education, that if you can’t provide them with a two or three hour ceremony … it’s a real shame,” Van Winkle said. Local businesses will lose revenue due to the cancellation, Van Winkle said, because family members of graduating students often visit local hotels and restaurants in the days leading up to the December commencement. “If you walk in [the UofA Bookstore]

in December or May there are tons of families that are picking up sweatshirts and shirts,” Van Winkle said. Van Winkle said she thinks the UA may lose the loyalty of future alumni, and subsequently donations, due to the cancellation. “As long as the state continues to drop our funding, we have to find funding other ways,” Van Winkle said. “The only way we’re going to find it is through our alumni.”

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April Fools’ Day joking against law of humor BY logan rogers The Daily Wildcat


write a humor column. No, really, that’s not an April Fools’ Day joke! Seriously, these columns were supposed to be funny all along, and if you’re laughing harder about that claim than anything I’ve written before, I’m in trouble. Anyway, in honor of April Fools’ Day, I’m writing about the concept of humor, which pretty much guarantees this column won’t be funny. Jokes about jokes are a joke. I mean, dissecting jokes is like dissecting frogs — ­ there’s not much life left in them once you’ve taken them apart to see how they work. I’ll start with April Fools’ Day, even though I think it’s a psychotic holiday that’s only marginally about comedy. On this day, you can tell all sorts of outrageous lies to people, get crazy reactions out of them and just by saying “April Fools’” everyone is socially obligated to forgive you for lying and to act like it’s the funniest thing ever. I pity the fools who created this ridiculous holiday, and I can only speculate on their motives. Luckily, I have a non-serious column that allows me to do all the irresponsible speculation that I want. My theory is that, just like there are people who think the “goodwill and togetherness” message of Christmas has been obscured by commercialism, there are also people who think the trickery aspect of Halloween has been overshadowed by all the sugary treats. This pro-trickery lobby convinced some president, probably William Howard Taft, to create a holiday dedicated to messing with people (this might not be completely historically accurate). You can’t tell me Taft didn’t have a sense of humor. That mustache of his has to be one of the greatest pranks ever pulled upon the American people. But I digress. April Fools’ Day might be the worst day to prank people, because it’s expected. Humor relies on timing and surprise. It lives in the middle ground between what’s ordinary and boring and what’s disturbing and threatening. When something is amiss in a non-threatening, wacky way, people’s brains don’t know what to do, so they laugh. There are several varieties of humor. Many people like physical, slapstick comedy, but it doesn’t necessarily work in a written column. Hey, some guy just slipped on a banana peel and fell down! See, I guarantee you did not laugh at that. That’s why I use absurdity, observations and wordplay instead. Speaking of wordplay, I’d like to defend the humble pun from those who say it’s the lowest form of humor. Pun jokes take advantage of the element of surprise. In jokes like “I’m reading a book about anti-gravity, it’s impossible to put down,” or “I’m glad I know sign language, it’s pretty handy,” you expect a normal sentence, when all of a sudden you are pun-ched by a double-meaning or unexpected word. I’ll admit bad puns can be pretty lame. I’ve read a Laffy Taffy wrapper before. But it’s all about quality and context, and there’s no reason puns can’t be cool. Even the hippest comics can’t live without them. When intellectuals declared that “irony is dead” after 9/11, Jon Stewart quipped, “Why did irony have to die? Why couldn’t puns have died? Or would that have been too devastating to Mr. Al Yankovic?” However, Stewart himself later used the awesomely bad pun, “Mess O’Potamia,” to describe the Iraq War. He just couldn’t resist the power of the pun. John Pollack, a former winner of the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships — no joke, this competition actually exists — published a book in 2011 called “The Pun Also Rises,” which argues that puns are part of any sophisticated culture. He notes that William Shakespeare and other literary geniuses use brilliant wordplay, double entendres and puns in their writing. So, if you want to say puns are stupid, you’re also saying Shakespeare is stupid, and you don’t want to mess with the Bard. In my book, the pun is mightier than the sword! Well, probably not in an actual swordfight, but you get the point. Be responsible this April Fools’ Day and use humor in moderation. Don’t prank and drive, and make sure your riotous jokes don’t start actual riots on University Boulevard. Disclaimer: As a general rule, nothing in Logan Rogers’ columns should be taken seriously. — Logan Rogers is a second-year law student. Follow him @AproOfNo

Nothing’s taboo in comedy BY maura higgs The Daily Wildcat


omedy and pain go hand in hand: We deal with our pain, personal and cultural, by laughing. Comedy is based on our own thoughts and beliefs and actions, which means there will always be jokes that allow us to deal with our pain or even just to empathize with the comedian and their own pain. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of the Comedy Central show “Key & Peele,” wrote in an article for Time, “Somewhere along the line, we’ve forgotten the true purpose of humor: to help people cope with the fears and horrors of the world.” They’re right, there’s something altogether healing about comedy. My first instinct when I feel uncomfortable is to try and lighten the mood. Tig Notaro, one of my favorite comedians, once walked onto the stage at Largo at the Coronet Theatre, a comedy club in Los Angeles just hours after finding out

discuss once-taboo topics, she had been diagnosed with since excluding them would breast cancer. She opened mean assuming the audience the show with a blunt, “Good cannot self-reflect. The evening! Hello. I have cancer! line between getting your How are you?” audience to do that and losing Though some might have them is thin. Timing and the felt offended, fellow comedian receptiveness of audience Louis C.K. wrote on his members is key. website after the show that it One of was one of the the most greatest stand-up If comedy can controversial performances he topics being had ever seen. get us talking discussed “The show openly and in comedy was an amazing honestly about today is example of what our lives, I rape. Patton comedy can be,” say let humor Oswalt, a he wrote. “A way comedian to visit your worst happen. and actor, fears and laugh at posted an them.” essay to Comedy can his website mend all wounds, discussing things he has and comedians present new witnessed during his 25 years perspectives about our lives. of experience doing standThese generally include a up. In the essay, he wrote facade that keeps us from about how he has learned to becoming too uncomfortable. approach rape jokes. Comedy begins a discussion, “Every viewpoint I’ve and it lets us self-reflect as a read on this, especially from society. Lately, a lot of the discussion feminists,” he said, “is simply asking to kick upward, to think in the comedy world has been about how we discuss sensitive twice about who is the target of the punchline, and make sure topics such as slavery, the it isn’t the victim.” Holocaust and racism. It seems simple, but he’s Key and Peele happen to right. Comedy is a way of believe that it’s their duty to

Letters to the Editor the students were as threatening as alleged,it was not captured in any of the extensive video footage. If the students were not, then the unprovoked police brutality should have been the focus of the media.

The claim that students “rioted” because they were upset after the loss to Wisconsin is far-fetched and lacking factual support. The attempt to link broken-hearted basketball fans to police brutality relies on the assumption that the students were acting in a way that necessitated those measures. The facts as presented by the media do not back up that assumption. The story told by various news outlet is that students crowded University [Boulevard] after the game. The Tucson Police, who had preemptively lined the street, identified the crowd as an unlawful gathering and ordered the students to clear out. When the students did not immediately disperse, the police implemented riot control tactics. They were armed with nightsticks, protective shields, “pepper bombs”, and beanbag guns. One video shows a student in front of police officers with his hands up, clearly unarmed. Four officers tackle him to the ground. One officer punches the student and another strikes him with a nightstick. Some reports state that the students threw beer and fireworks at the cops. There is limited footage to support that. Instead, students are seen chanting and acting out in reaction to the inappropriate police conduct. For example, angry students shout, “call the cops” after an officer inexplicably punches a girl texting on her phone. I do not defend any illegal action by the students. However, it is unclear whether the students’ behavior warranted the extreme measures taken by the police. If

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— Emily Dindial Alumna, Class of 2010 I am writing to express my utter embarrassment of the unlawful actions carried out by my fellow students on the night of Saturday, March 29, 2014. As a senior soon to graduate in May, I am disappointed that these are the memories to the closing of our basketball season that I will have to carry with me as I depart from this university. Through all 4 years of my attendance, I have been taught that a UA Wildcat should not only positively represent themselves and the university, but also the community. I have taken those lessons to heart, but unfortunately it seems that some of my fellow students have not. I wish to remind them that they are not only members of the university, but also members of the community. Based on the unlawful gathering of Saturday night, we have misrepresented and dishonored our community greatly. While watching the game at a restaurant near Tucson Mall, I couldn’t help but look around at our elders and other Tucsonans shaking their heads in disappointment as they watched the news story come in about the riot started on University Boulevard. Seeing their reaction made me feel ashamed of

dealing with topics we might be uncomfortable discussing and making sure not to victimize anyone further, but to get them to engage in a way to make them laugh can be a valuable tool for coming to terms. Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, took it too far when he did his infamous set at the Laugh Factory. A woman in the audience had responded negatively to his rape jokes earlier in the set and he responded by saying, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now?” With that, he invited something to actually happen. Yes, we can joke about rape, but victimizing an audience member is just too far. There will always be controversial jokes. But if comedy can get us talking openly and honestly about our lives, I say let humor happen. Nothing should be taboo to joke about, because humor can help us through hardships. — Maura Higgs is a neuroscience and cognitive sciences sophomore. Follow her @maurahiggs

my university for the first time in my four years here. Those people sitting around me had their children decked out in UA gear and cheered for their Wildcats ‘til the end of the game. I thought to myself then that these children of the community look up to us and will hopefully plan to be a Wildcat one day. Is this the type of role model we want to be for our community’s children? My assumption is that the majority of the university represented our community quite well Saturday night, but on the other hand, I believe that the students who were involved in the unlawful gathering last night owe their fellow students and Tucson community a public apology for their show of upmost disrespect to the officers who risk their lives everyday to keep us safe. Not only should we “Bear Down” in times of triumph, but also in times of defeat. We can not let defeat take our emotions and tempers to the detrimental level that was demonstrated on March 29. Rather, we should walk away from the losing battle with our heads held high and our respect still intact. We should welcome our team home to a proud community, not an enraged one. I love the University of Arizona dearly and hope that the students make better choices next time we face defeat because I hope to be represented well as a Wildcat Alumni. I want the employers of this community and others across the country to be impressed by the school I earned my bachelor’s degree at, not reluctant to hire me because we are known to be an illtempered breed when times get tough. — Kelli Ann Goodson

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Police Beat BY Elizabeth Eaton The Daily Wildcat

You got me, officer

A non-UA affiliated woman was cited for criminal speeding on March 24 at about 10:36 a.m. A University of Arizona Police Department officer was near the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Waverly Street monitoring for speeding cars when a black Chevrolet Avalanche came speeding by. The officer clocked the car going 62 mph in a 32 mph zone. The officer then pulled the car over to talk to the driver. The driver immediately said, “I know why you pulled me over. I was speeding.” She was issued cited for criminal speeding and released.

The mysterious bullet

A UAPD officer was called in to investigate property damage at UA Prince Farms on March 20. When the officer arrived, a UA staff member told the officer that he had dug a bullet out from near the roof line of one of the farm buildings. The staff member showed the officer the damage caused by the bullet. The staff member did not know exactly when the bullet hit the building but estimated that it probably had happened sometime within the last six months. The smashed bullet was placed into UAPD property for later destruction. After investigating, the officer did not think that the damage was caused by someone deliberately shooting at the building. There are no suspects or witnesses.

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time fiddle playing, country music singers, banjo, and mandolin playing. Audience admission is free to the general public. New members playing non-electric string instruments such as violin, guitar, mandolin, banjo, etc. are welcome to join the club. Membership dues are required.

Public Library Bookmobile at UA. 10AM2PM. UA Mall. Visit the Pima County Public Library Bookmobile to apply for a library card, checkout one of the more than 6,000 books, magazines, and DVDs available. Healing of the Spiritual Path. 7PM. University Medical Center Duval Auditorium. 1501 N. Campbell Ave. This event by the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends organization will focus on giving people hope and encouragement. Writing Skills Improvement ProgramChicago Style Workshop. Noon-1PM. Student Union Memorial Center, Copper Room. This workshop will offer an introduction

TUCSON EVENTS VITA Tax Help. 12PM-4PM. GeasaMarana Library. 13370 N Lon Adams Road. IRS-trained volunteers will help you prepare your federal and state income tax returns. This event is free! Tucson Tuesday Laughter Yoga 6 PM-7 PM. Gently through breathing and yogic exercises, we touch your heart with playful laughter designed to promote peace and healing. Fiddle and Country Music Jam 7 PM-9 PM. Southwest Community Center 5950 S. Cardinal Avenue. Features include old

Clearing Clutter, Creating Energy 9:30 AM-11 AM. Learn to let go of the “stuff” that no longer serves you, and rediscover your creative energy. Four interactive sessions will cover: When does something become clutter? Why is letting go difficult? What supports letting go? How clearing clutter creates positive energy. Presented by Lynn Blankinship, retired teacher and certified life coach. Sonoran Lifestyles 11 AM. Saguaro National Park East 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail. Park naturalist leads 2-hour, 1-mile walk to discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the desert. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Compiled by: Katherine Fournier

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THE SEASON OF ASHLEY Arizona went 21-0 and was ranked No. 1 for eight weeks with sophomore forward Brandon Ashley in the lineup, but limped to a 12-5 record without him BY LUKE DELLA

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOOTBALL April 12: Spring Football Game

BASEBALL Friday: at Utah

SOFTBALL Friday: vs. Stanford


On Feb. 1, the season quickly changed for the Arizona men’s basketball team. When Brandon Ashley broke his foot during the game against California and was lost for the season, the Wildcats became a completely different team. They were no longer a dominating rebounding team and no longer had the depth in the roster to match up and beat opposing schools that had a strong low post presence. “The cat is out of the bag,” Arizona head basketball coach Sean Miller said following the Wildcats’ 70-64 victory over San Diego State in the Sweet Sixteen. “People say we’re not a big team; we’re not. When Brandon left us — our size is good, but it’s not great.” In the Wildcats’ final five games they were outrebounded by the opposition four times. The only time they weren’t out-rebounded was in their Elite Eight loss to Wisconsin. However, they only outrebounded the Badgers by one (39-38). In the 21 games prior to Ashley’s injury Arizona was only out-rebounded once and lost zero times. The game prior to Ashley’s injury the Wildcats were out rebounded 38-36 to Stanford but escaped the road game with a 60-57 victory. “We rely on a three-guard lineup now more than ever,” Miller said about his team post-Ashley injury. “There are times when we play Rondae [HollisJefferson] at the three with Aaron [Gordon] and Kaleb [Tarczewski], and that is our biggest group.” With Ashley done for the season, Miller was forced to change some aspects of the team, including its identity. Pre-Ashley injury, Arizona was a big, strong and long team. It could beat up on its opponents. It wore them out and eventually dominated them in the second half. On Jan. 28, following a 65-56 loss at Arizona, Utah Utes’ head basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak compared the Wildcats with a healthy Ashley to a football team. “To use a football analogy, it’s a team that runs the ball,” Krystokowiak said. “They grind on you and grind on you and eventually the defense gets tired of being on the field at the end of the game. There’s a lot to be said for the way they play.” Arizona still was physical and relentless on defense even with Ashley gone, but the rebounding couldn’t be made up and changes needed to be made. Instead of having a strong emphasis on rebounding and being physically dominating, Arizona focused more on being a skilled team that makes fewer turnovers. The once big and tough Wildcats were now more focused on being crafty and smart. In the 16 games following Ashley’s injury, Arizona took much better care of the ball. The Wildcats turned the ball over 10 or more times in only five games after Ashley’s injury. Many of those five games were soon after the injury occurred, when the team was still adjusting to the change. In their 21 games with Ashley in the roster, the Wildcats had about a dozen games with 10 or more turnovers. “Arizona is a program where you can play freely


SOPHOMORE FORWARD Brandon Ashley walks off the court after Arizona’s 87-59 victory against the California Golden Bears in McKale Center on Feb. 26. Ashley suffered a season-ending injury in the Wildcats’ first game against Cal on Feb. 1.

on the offensive end [so losing Ashley] did change a little bit, I get a few more post ups a game, but mostly it’s changed on the defensive side of the court,” Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon said. “Throughout the first 21 games I was guarding two’s and three’s and switching, and now I have to guard four’s and five’s and that’s the biggest difference when Brandon went out, in my role.”

In the Wildcats’ final game against Wisconsin it was the Badgers’ 7-foot forward Frank Kaminsky who crushed Arizona’s season-long goal of winning the national championship. His size, footwork and ability to shoot from anywhere on the court made him a match-up


April 18 NCAA Regionals

SAND VOLLEYBALL Friday: at Irvine Valley College

TRACK & FIELD Saturday: at Oregon

WOMEN’S TENNIS Friday: vs. Utah

MEN’S TENNIS Friday: at Washington

WOMEN’S GOLF Friday: at PING/ASU Invitational

MEN’S GOLF April 7: at Redhawk Invitational

TWEET TO NOTE Arizona fans: be thankful for an incredible season, a great group of players and a fantastic coaching staff. This is only the beginning! —@SteveKerrTNT, Steve Kerr, TNT basketall analyst

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Ex-Cat Sedbrook returns to Tucson as prep coach BY ROSE ALY VALENZUELA


Speed isn’t just offensive

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It took former Arizona and St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Colt Sedbrook approximately six years to return to Tucson to watch an Arizona baseball game from the stands. A first-year head baseball coach at Boulder High School in Boulder, Colo., Sedbrook was in town to coach his team in the sixth annual Chris Moon Memorial Classic last week. Sedbrook said his team just had to participate in the classic so he could come back to Tucson, especially knowing that Arizona had a home series. Sedbrook was part of the UA’ s baseball program from 2006-08. In 2007 he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 42nd round, but decided to continue his baseball career at the UA. In 2008, he went pro after the St. Louis Cardinals drafted him in the 22nd round. The Wildcats’ game on Friday was Sedbrook’s first visit to Hi Corbett Field, where he answered questions from the Daily Wildcat about his career in baseball.


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Compared to all of the coaches you had throughout your entire baseball career, what

Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez is known for having a fast-paced offense focused around quick plays for big gains. However, Rodriguez knows his team needs to work on the defensive side of the ball if it is going to improve upon last season’s record of 8-5, 4-5 Pac12. One aspect that Arizona should excel at is sideline to sideline speed. Since the Wildcats don’t have the kind of physical defenders seen at defensive powerhouses like Alabama, Arizona defenders use that speed to boost their 3-3-5 defense under Defensive Coordinator/linebackers coach Jeff Casteel. Rodriguez and Casteel worked together at West Virginia, and the duo have brought the 3-35 to town with them since their inaugural 2012-13 season . One of the quirks of running the 3-3-5 is the lack of bodies near the line of scrimmage and the gaps given up on the field. The defense is designed to prevent deep plays and give up short yardage plays. It’s essentially a defense centered around damage control. With so many gaps near the line of scrimmage, it’s critical to have a speedy linebacking core that can quickly address and attack the short yardage plays





Daily Wildcat: What do you miss most about being an athlete at the UA? Sedbrook: What I miss the most is walking from class to class — that aura that you feel as an athlete. It doesn’t matter if they know your name. It’s just by what you wear. Whether it’s Arizona Baseball, Arizona Football, Arizona Basketball … people know who you are. It’s a special feeling. We take it for granted when we’re there, but as soon as it’s gone, you really kind of put the value into the whole process and the opportunities that the UA is willing to give. After watching Arizona play, do any of the players remind you of yourself and your style of play? Cody Ramer. He’s a bulldog. I think he reminds me of myself a little bit. He’s a hard-nosed guy. Just seeing him take pre-game and seeing the way he goes about his business — I like the way he


FORMER WILDCAT Colt Sedbrook tags out a UCLA runner in 2007 at Sancet Stadium. Sedbrook, who is now a high school baseball coach in Colorado, said he brought his team to a tournament in Tucson to check out the current Wildcats.

plays, and he does a good job playing the game. What was the first thing you noticed that is different with the program from when you were part of it? The walkout songs are the number one thing. I wish I had a walkout song. Lopez wouldn’t let us have walkout songs. Even the smallest things like the gear and the hats. We had red Nike symbols instead of the white Nike symbols.

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Men’s rugby christens newly named Sitton Field with rivalry win REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT

ARIZONA FRESHMAN LINEBACKER Scooby Wright III (31) tries to tackle Boston College running back Andre Williams during the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in December. Wright and Thomas Jackson will return to lead this year’s corps of linebackers in the fall.

Wright played last season as in order to prevent a defensive a true freshman and complied breakdown. After the loss of last year’s two 83 tackles and one interception leading tacklers, Jake Fischer and on the season . The 6-foot-1 Marquis Flowers, to graduation , linebacker said he knows he’ll several Wildcats will need to have a bigger part and is ready to step up to fill that void. Leading assume a leadership role. However, that leadership role this year’s corps of linebackers are returnees Scooby Wright III, will be tough to fill considering who will be a sophomore, and Sir Fischer and Flowers led both on Thomas Jackson, who will be a and off the field and were a huge reason why the redshirt junior. 3-3-5 succeeded “We’re going I just want to last season. to have some be the leader of In addition young guys come to preventing in and compete,” the defense. deep plays, the Rodriguez said. — Sir Thomas Jackson, 3-3-5 allowed “We’re going to junior linebacker Fischer and be deeper there … Flowers to excel but the experience based on their that Jake [Fischer] and Marquis [Flowers] had was multifaceted styles of play. Both could rush the quarterback or fall pretty valuable.” Jackson is coming off a back into coverage when needed. disappointing season in which Wright and Jackson will have to he had only eight total tackles. improve in the coverage aspect to Casteel and the rest of the have a similar impact. With only a few spring practices Wildcats need to see more of his 58-tackle performance from two left, it’s safe to say Rodriguez has his work cut out for him on the years ago to offset their losses. “I just want to be the leader defensive side of the ball. of the defense,” Jackson said. “Since [Jake Fischer] left I want to take control of the linebacker spot, improve myself and teach — Follow Roberto Payne the young people like Scooby @HouseofPayne555 [Wright].”


KATHLEEN “ROCKY” LAROSE, former deputy director of Arizona Athletics, gives a speech during the renaming ceremony of Cherry Field on March 29. The No. 15 Wildcats beat No. 12 ASU 51-38 on the newly renamed William David Sitton Field after tying the Sun Devils earlier in the season.


The No. 15 Arizona men’s rugby team defeated No. 12 ASU 51-38 on Saturday, the 45th anniversary ceremony of the Arizona rugby program. In front of a large crowd filled with UA rugby alumni at the newly renamed William David Sitton Field in Tucson, the Wildcats upset rival ASU. The win comes after a loss to No. 5 UCLA , and is the first PAC Conference win of the season for newly hired head coach Sean Duffy and the Wildcats. “It was an exciting game,” Duffy said. “ASU is a class program and it was a special day to win. It was amazing.” Earlier this season, the Wildcats tied the Sun Devils 26-26 at ASU. Saturday was also the renaming and dedication of Cherry Field to honor former head coach Dave Sitton. The late coach headed the UA’s rugby program for nearly 40 years before he died in 2013. The William David Sitton Field will be the new permanent home for UA men’s rugby team. Sitton’s daughters, Blakeney and Olivia Sitton, spoke Saturday on behalf of the Sitton family and shared their memories of their


nightmare for Arizona’s slim roster. Kaminsky finished Saturday’s Elite Eight game with 28 points and 11 rebounds. “The one thing that we haven’t really had an answer for is we were a great rebounding team, and no matter how well we’ve tried to keep it there we weren’t nearly as

father coaching UA rugby. “It was great to have the support of the Sitton family to come out to the dedication of the field and cheer on the ’Cats,” Duffy said. The Wildcats’ next two games of the regular season will be on the road against Notre Dame and Oregon State. Notre Dame will host Arizona for the second annual Parseghian Cup. Donations to the Parseghian Cup help fund research for Niemann-Pick disease Type C, also known as NPC. The Wildcats won the first annual Parseghian Cup last year defeating the Irish 17-5 in Tucson on Murphy Field at Mulcahy Stadium. The team raised over $25,000 for the Ara Parseghian Research Foundation to help fund research. Depending on the last two games of the regular season, the Wildcats could qualify for the 2013-14 Emirates Airlines USA Rugby College National Championships and play in the Sweet Sixteen. The game against Notre Dame will be on Saturday. The Wildcats will travel to Oregon State on April 12.


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good of a rebounding team as we’ve climbed the ladder,” Miller said. “Brandon [Ashley] is a terrific player. [After his injury] we could have gone south or not achieved what we did. But we still were right here [Saturday], and that is a real testament to our team and really our coaching staff and everybody.”

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makes coach Andy Lopez different than the rest? Coach Lopez is one of those guys who I will forever be grateful for. The first day of practice that I had he kicked me out, because I wasn’t paying attention to detail. It got to the point where he made me become a man. He was true with you. He was a guy that got

on you for the little things, and he made sure you knew that you were not only letting yourself down, but your teammates down too. His style of coaching is what I’m trying to emulate as a young coach. How do you describe the difference between college ball and professional ball? The difference between pro ball and college ball, especially at the UA, is that people who surround

you care about you so much more than the people in pro ball. … In college ball, they’re going to actually work with you and make you become a better player and hopefully a better student. If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that people at the UA care for the athletes. You don’t get that when you go and play pro ball.

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• Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking? • Have you felt Annoyed by others criticizing your drinking? • Have you ever felt bad or Guilty about your drinking? • Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (Eye opener)? One “yes” answer signals a possible problem, and more than one means check-up time. This may be a case of alcohol abuse vs. alcohol dependence. So how can you tell the difference? The following comparisons can help you determine this. Substance Abuse Indicators: • A pattern of use with negative consequences and multiple incidents • Using despite knowledge that use causes or contributes to problems • Use in situations that are physically dangerous • Moderation possible

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Substance Dependence Indicators: • Tolerance • Periodic loss of control in terms of how much you use and/or behavior • Persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to cut down • Substance use despite knowledge that use causes or contributes to problems • Substance use criticized by family members or friends • Moderation doesn’t work People who abuse alcohol can limit the amount they drink when the consequences become severe enough. People who are truly dependent on alcohol cannot do this. If you are still wondering, then check it out. Don’t delay. Get an alcohol assessment by calling Counseling and Psych Services at (520)621-3334.

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NBC premiers poor drama series BY TAYLOR ARMOSINO The Daily Wildcat

Earlier this month, NBC premiered two new dramas, both of which have much left to be desired: “Crisis,” which is three episodes in, and “Believe,” which is four.


“Crisis” is a poorly executed drama about a Washington D.C. hostage situation where the teenaged children of the most powerful parents in the world, including the president of the U.S., are taken for ransom. Good television doesn’t have to be realistic, but it has to at least make sense in the context of what’s happening. The premise of the show is that these prestigious teens, on an average yellow school bus, are kidnapped on their way to build houses for the poor. The bus driver’s route of choice is not the I-95, but rather a seemingly abandoned dirt road. Remember, the son of the president is on this bus. Not-shockingly at all, the bus is hijacked, and the Secret Service is involved. Once the kids have been kidnapped, the mastermind behind this blackmails all the parents, turning them into criminals. While it’s heavy on star power, with Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney in key roles, the show basically amounts to nothing. It cares little for character development, choosing instead to jump headfirst into an elaborate plot. The show strives to explore the sacrifices and poor decisions that parents make in order to save their children. However, it offers no reason to care about any of the characters, killing the show’s emotional impact. Grantland’s TV critic Andy Greenwald believes much the same. “‘Crisis’ spends so much time constructing a complicated world that it forgets to populate it with anyone worth watching,” Greenwald said. “Say what you will about the ticking clock and the polar bear but, 10 years later, people are still talking about Jack Bauer and Sawyer. I couldn’t remember a single character on ‘Crisis’ after 10 minutes.” While the show overflows with twists, it lacks substance. It tries to appeal to all audiences by featuring characters in a number of different situations — rich kids, affluent parents, sister-sister conflict and father-daughter conflict. But the show fails to say anything definitive about any of them. “Crisis” delivers thrills, but they’re set up poorly and the sheer volume of them lessens the dramatic effect.


“Believe” is the narrative of a young child named Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) who has telepathic abilities. Her protector, Tate


“WE WERE SUPPOSED to Help Each Other” will be the next episode of NBC’s recent drama “Crisis.” The television series follows the story of kidnapped teenagers of elite citizens of in Washington, D.C.

(Jake McLaughlin), is a wrongly convicted murderer who’s broken out of death row by an organization responsible for protecting individuals with supernatural abilities. A geneticist named Roman Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan), who wants to control Bo’s powers, chases them with assassins who break the necks of civilians and light gas stations on fire. It’s good versus evil fighting over a magic girl. The show had a good amount of hype and momentum coming in because of who is attached to it. JJ Abrams is an executive producer, while “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuaron is, unfortunately, credited as a creator. They’re both dreamers and have excelled in this kind of genre. The show is interesting in that it’s a risk, given its flimsy premise. Abrams has never shied away from these kinds of projects, but Cuaron has. He only works sparingly and everything he does is good. Cuaron is lucky that “Believe” premiered after voting for the March 2 Academy Awards had already ended. Development and production for “Believe” were a mess, as two show runners were fired because nobody could agree on what the show was actually going to be about. The backstage chaos comes to fruition on-screen, as the plot is slow developing and not


AGENT FERRELL(Trieste Kelly Dunn) and Agent Martin (Matthew Rauch) star in NBC’s show “Believe”. The drama is a narrative of a telepathic child.

that interesting. Like “Crisis,” it also fails to make sense at times, and lacks attention to detail. Because the creative process was such a disaster, the writing and storytelling have suffered immensely. Cuaron directed the pilot, which made the show infinitely more interesting than it should have been. However, he didn’t direct

either of the two episodes that followed and isn’t expected to direct many more. Critics, such as Brian Lowry of Variety, wonder if the show peaked at its pilot. “While it’s understandable that NBC would be slightly starstruck over the Abrams-Cuaron pairing (the latter also wrote the pilot, with Mark Friedman), especially with ‘Gravity’s’ success,” Lowry wrote,

“if that’s as good as it’s going to get, the network’s faith in ‘Believe’ appears to be misguided.” As TV lovers seek out something to watch while they wait for the fourth season of “Game of Thrones,” they should stay far away from NBC’s Sunday night lineup. — Follow Taylor Armosnino @tarmosino

Who. What. Wear. Lauren Garcia

molecular and cellular biology sophomore What are you wearing today? A maxi skirt from Pitaya and a shirt from Target. How long is your morning routine? It depends on how much sleep I get. Are there any spring trends you’re excited about? I would have to say, sunglasses, hats, cuter clothing and bright colors. Who or what inspires your style? Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé, obviously.

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What are you wearing today? Today I am wearing a yellow tank top from American Eagle with a crocheted detail on it, and I got my shorts on University Boulevard.

What are you wearing today? A black flowy shirt, a pair of ripped jeans and a colorful scarf.

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Any spring trends you’re excited to try? I really want to try different makeup, like lipstick. It’s cheaper and more fun. How long is your morning routine? I wake up an hour before class, but I usually eat breakfast first. My makeup and getting dressed only takes me 30 to 45 minutes. What do you wear often? It really depends on my mood. If I wake up and I’m feeling good, I will get dressed up and straighten my hair. But if I’m feeling kind of rushed, I walk out in

whatever I can find. How was your spring break? It was good. I just kind of worked all week, tried to How do you feel about the Wildcats losing to Wisconsin? stay on top of school work and getting my schedule When I found out I was really upset, but I think we did a figured out for next semester. really good job overall, considering one of our best players is a freshman. It’s disappointing.

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Who or what inspires your style? Pinterest. Do you have a favorite place to shop? I love going to Tilly’s because they have very modern attire. It’s cute for a college girl and I like it. What is your morning routine like? I don’t usually do my hair because it’s naturally curly so I get out of bed, wash my face, put on my mascara and I’ll either wear my workout clothes or find something cute to wear. Any spring trends you’re excited to try? Tank tops, flowy tank tops, crop tops. All those tops and shorts. —Compiled by Alicia Vega