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The Center for English as a Second Language holds its annual International Festival to celebrate cultural diversity
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public, Ortiz added. Jeremy Lee, student activities coordinator at CESL, said that the International Festival has been taking place annually for around 30 years and represents more than 30 countries. The International Festival gives the students at CESL a chance to showcase their cultures for UA students and to be with their fellow
The UA recently introduced its new rebranding campaign with the main tagline “Bigger Questions. Better Answers. Bear Down.” Eddie Navarette, associate vice president of marketing communications and brand management, said that the new tagline represents what the university aspires to be as a whole. “This is an active tagline that builds into all the things that we do here,” Navarette said. “It’s grounded and something very important. It’s not just an athletic battle cry. It’s everything: It’s a way of living here, it’s a mindset — everything is grounded in this whole idea to ‘bear down,’ achieve and do well.” The new marketing and rebranding campaign, which was launched on April 11, is one of the largest campaigns that has ever been launched at the UA . Phase one of this reinvention campaign is costing about $600,000, but it was entirely financed by foundation money received from donors, Navarette said. This renovation of the UA’s image was much more complex than some may understand, Navarrete said, and the project has required a number of people working on it. “We worked closely with every constituent group you could imagine on campus — faculty, staff, leadership, external partners, donors, alumni,” Navarrete said. “They helped us land on a concept through interviews and focus groups. It was a dedication to cadence.” The introduction of the rebranding was concurrent with the launch of the Capital Campaign, the UA’s new fundraising campaign, so that the two could be introduced at the same time, according Chris Sigurdson, senior associate vice president of university relations. Sigurdson said the focus of the rebranding campaign is to show people what the UA stands for and works toward. “There’s who we are and making sure that it’s authentic and true to who we think we are, and making sure that people know who that is and why it’s
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MOHAMMAD BIN KHNAIN, a freshman from Saudi Arabia studying English, performs a traditional Lebanese folk song during the Center for English as a Second Language’s International Festival on Wednesday on the UA Mall. He plays the Oud, an instrument similar to a guitar but without frets that is commonly used in music from Eastern countries.
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A festival celebrating cultures from around the world was held on the UA Mall on Wednesday. The International Festival is put on annually in order to give the international students of the Center for English as a Second Language a chance to educate the community on their native countries’ cultures, said
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Fernanda Ortiz, curriculum coordinator at CESL. Participation in the festival gives students a chance to wear traditional clothing from their country, Ortiz said, and children from local elementary schools often attend to learn about international cultures. The festival takes about two to three weeks to set up, and instructors help their students to prepare information for the
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The University of Arizona Police Department will hold its biannual “Prescription Drug TakeBack” program event on campus this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will give community members an opportunity to get rid of their unused and unwanted prescription pills from home. This is UAPD’s third year having the event at its station on First Street. The event accepts solid prescription medications in their original containers with personal information removed from the prescription labels. Kim Birmingham, chief pharmacist at the Campus Health Pharmacy, said that the Prescription Drug Take-Back is a good way for people with unused medication to prevent potential drug abuse and to clear cabinet space.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Police Department is holding the Prescription Drug Take-Back program, which gives community members the opportunity to dispose of unused or unwanted prescriptions.
“It’s a great opportunity for people to get rid of medications that have been sitting around … because of the national problem of adults, as well as kids, getting into medicine cabinets and taking opiates or controlled substance medications,” Birmingham
said, “but also to get rid of the stuff you’re not using, because a lot of the stuff expires and just sits there.” Sgt. Filbert Barrera, public information officer for UAPD, said that UAPD has collected over 70 pounds of unwanted
An Earth-sized planet was recently discovered orbiting in its star’s habitable zone, confirming for the first time that planets similar to Earth can exist close enough to their stars to house liquid water. Discovered using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, the planet joins Earth as the only other known planet orbiting its star in what astronomers refer to as the habitable zone. Based on the star’s luminosity, the habitable zone is the distance a planet would have to be from its star in order for the average temperature to be above the freezing
point of water and below the boiling point of water, allowing water to exist as a liquid, said Tom Fleming, a lecturer in the UA astronomy department. “We want to know the statistics of planets in the habitable zone so we have some idea about how common potentially life-bearing worlds may be,” said Josh Eisner, an associate professor in the UA astronomy department. “From that statistical point of view, it’s very interesting.” According to NASA, the planet, known as Kepler-186f, is located approximately 500 lightyears away in the Cygnus constellation. While the planet is similar in size to Earth, the star it orbits
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ASUA Senate grants late funds to clubs acceptance and advocacy on campus,” Mazzella said. “It’s important that they get the same opportunity that we got in high school, and I think we should do everything we can do to help out Pride Alliance and LGBTQ Affairs.” After the $500 for Pride Alliance and its Second Chance Prom was approved, Brian Seastone, chief of the University of Arizona Police Department, thanked the senate for a great year. “What you have done this year is taken social issues, issues that are important for the whole university, and you’ve done a remarkable job with them,” Seastone said. “When I was sworn in, I said some of my best friends are because of ASUA; you guys are like family, and I hope you stay in touch and continue what you’re doing. You guys do make a difference. Thank you for what you’ve done here and being future leaders.” President Morgan Abraham also used his final President’s Privilege to close the meeting and express his gratitude toward the senate. “I just want to say how much of a pleasure it’s been this year,” Abraham said. “I had an amazing year, and I didn’t veto anything. When you think about how long it’s been, it’s crazy that it’s all over. I think we’ll stay in touch; I’ve made some amazing friends. Thank you so much for a great year.”
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The ASUA Senate met to allocate more of its remaining budget for the year to requests from campus groups on Wednesday evening. The budget for the Associated Students of the University of Arizona currently sits at a little under $5,500, according to Treasurer and President-Elect Issac Ortega. The senate began by approving $2,400 to Emergency Medical Services for the purchase of two automated external defibrillators. “When it comes down to it, it’s a device that makes a life or death difference in a cardiac emergency,” said Brandon Murphy, chief of EMS and a communication senior. “They can change the outcome of events. It’s essential.” After allocating funds to EMS, the senate then approved the use of $202.95 for the purchase of a tablecloth with the ASUA Senate logo on it to be displayed during its meetings. Finally, ASUA Pride Alliance requested $500 from the senate to fund its upcoming event Second Chance Prom, which is taking place this Saturday. Because the Pride Alliance directors were unable to attend the meeting, Administrative Vice President Amanda Lester read a letter from the directors outlining what Second Chance Prom is and its importance. “Second Chance Prom is a free event open to the queer and allied community of the UA campus and Tucson … designed to recreate a high school prom
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Associated Students of the University of Arizona Sen. Mike Mazzella weighs in on funding for ASUA Pride Alliance’s Annual Second Chance Prom during the second-to-last ASUA meeting of the semester on Wednesday in the Student Union Memorial Center. The senators voted to fund projects for Pride Alliance and Emergency Medical Services, as well as to fund a tablecloth for the ASUA Senate meetings.
experience,” Lester read. “[It gives students] the opportunity to bring the partner of [their] choice without fear of backlash and the ability to wear clothes that might have been restricted or prohibited in the past due to dress code gender norms.” Pride Alliance has been fundraising for several weeks to
ensure that the event will remain free. It has gathered funds from groups such as Panhellenic Council, Campus Health Service, Residence Life and Corporate Partners. However, Corporate Partners was unable to provide the amount of money it did last year, and Pride Alliance fell $500 short of its budget.
To compensate for the unexpected gap in its budget, Pride Alliance requested a $500 contribution from the ASUA Senate. Sen. Michael Mazzella expressed his approval for this funding. “I think this is an amazing opportunity for senate
important,” Sigurdson said. “In the advertising, there was a sincere desire to own something and tell the world what we do really well.” The university looked for opinions from students, faculty, staff and alumni during the rebranding process. “We wanted to take a look at what they thought about the UA, what came to mind, what they wanted to see,” Navarrete said. “After a while, we started to see patterns and themes and that helped us develop a couple of concepts for them to react to.” Navarrete said that a number of qualitative and quantitative studies were done on alumni and donors from around the country to get their opinions as well. The UA’s website has been completely renovated and was officially launched on April 15. Navarette said the website is much cleaner and more modernized and caters to everyone from prospective students to faculty. This new rebranding
countrymen, according to Lee. Many of the CESL students Lee works with have only been in the U.S. for a few months. “[CESL students] are somewhat sheltered, still,” Lee said. “This is a nice opportunity for them to get to know people and spread their culture.” Lee said that one change this year was that the women of CESL from Saudi Arabia had their own table, because men and women tend to be very separate in Saudi Arabian culture, and that the men’s voices sometimes overpower the women’s. Lee said he hoped that the Saudi Arabian women would feel more comfortable representing their contributions to Saudi Arabian culture this year. At the festival, which ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students decorated tables with flags, foods and art from their native countries. Some played musical instruments, while others sang their countries’ national songs. Some countries, such as Saudi Arabia, were represented by dozens of students, while other countries, like Costa Rica, had just a few representatives. CESL student Talita Duarte was one of the representatives of Brazil. The country’s table featured video of Carnival, photographs and a memory
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advertising slogans for the university’s rebranding campaign can be found on paths throughout campus, including outside of the Park Student Union. The rebranding began with the launch of a redesigned website.
campaign can already be seen in action around campus and in Tucson and Phoenix. There are currently advertisements on Pandora and Spotify, as well as at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Tucson International Airport, on billboards on Interstate 10 and at local Tucson high schools and community colleges. Taylor Ashton, chief of staff for the Associated Students of the University of Arizona and a political science
junior, said he believes that the rebranding is great for students and the university. “It’s something that was needed,” Ashton said. “The end result is awesome, and it goes hand in hand with the university’s new fundraising. There’s a lot of needed updates, whether it be the website or our publications. I saw it and thought it was great.” — Follow Adriana Espinosa @adri_eee
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Mohammed Alzahrani teaches 4-year-old Faris Harthi about music at the International Festival on Wednesday.
game to teach Portuguese phrases and important places in Brazil. Duarte said that she enjoyed preparing for the festival. “It’s nice because we just show the beautiful things of Brazil,” Duarte said. Dania Xavier, a CESL student from Angola, performed dances with her fellow Angolans throughout the day. Their table was decorated with traditional fabric from the African country, the Angolan flag, traditional art pieces and local foods.
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Xavier said the festival experience was very interesting, because most people she spoke with — both CESL and UA students — didn’t know where Angola was, so she felt that she was helping to educate her fellow classmates. “I feel that next time they hear someone say, ‘I am from Angola,’ they will remember us and say, ‘I know that place,’” Xavier said.
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Local alliance gives aid to school in Mexico BY Jordan mcmahon Arizona Sonora News Service
For the first time, the Sky Island Alliance awarded its Land Stewardship Award to a school in Sonora, Mexico. What made this year’s April award ceremony unique, according to Sergio Avila, the Alliance’s program manager, was that the Land Stewardship Award wasn’t given to an individual who owns or manages land. It was instead given to a Mexican university, the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cananea. Avila said the school, founded in 1991, was chosen because it has shown a strong commitment to protecting the environment. In addition, its students traveled from the Sonoran school to Arizona to work on conservation projects. The school signed an agreement with the Alliance in August 2012 to work toward conservation goals and environmental education. More than 100 students and faculty from the school have participated in Alliance projects, Avila said, and many of these projects worked to restore natural habitats.
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prescription medication over the past few years. Lynne Reyes, substance abuse and prevention counselor at Campus Health Service, said that in the first quarter of this year, the Tucson Police Department collected over 371 pounds of unwanted prescription medication. “The UA could add to that number with the … expired or unfinished medication,” Reyes said.
The school feels it has an obligation to make the environment more hospitable for future generations, said Guillermo Molina, head of the electromechanical and industrial engineering department at the school. Avila noted that the award is meant to bring attention to those trying to make a difference in the environment and work toward conservation, whether they are in Mexico or Arizona. “The environment doesn’t have borders,” Avila said. One of the goals of the Alliance is to build relationships between the U.S. and Mexico through conservation efforts, he added. Half of the area that the Alliance seeks to protect lies in the U.S. and the other half in Mexico. Throughout most of the Alliance’s 23 years, its focus has remained on the U.S. That dynamic changed as the members came realize that the wildlife and climate on both sides are the same, and the knowledge the group acquired in the U.S. could be applied to Mexico as well, according to Avila. Avila is the only Mexican national working for the Alliance, and he acknowledges the difficulties of working in two countries. Laws are quite different between the two, for example.
Reyes added that students should be aware and mindful of the potential consequences of having prescription medication while they live in close quarters, such as dorms, in case someone takes the medication and abuses it. “Abuse of prescription medication is on the uprise,” Barrera said. “This helps keep unused medication out of cabinets, where there can be a temptation to use them.” Keith Boesen, director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, said that the take-back event is incredibly
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Residents of San Lazaro, Sonora, a community on the Santa Cruz River, work on habitat restoration.
However, the people are essentially the same, he said. People from both the U.S. and Mexico share a closeness to the environment, he added. Currently, the Alliance is primarily concerned with land restoration. Much of its work focuses on planting native trees, creating structures to prevent erosion, and monitoring springs. Additionally, Alliance members take inventory of plants and animals in areas that scientists have not previously explored, Avila said. For the last four years, the Alliance has
important for the community. “This is so critical [because] the number one cause of accidental death in Arizona is poisoning and drug overdose,” Boesen said. Boesen added that there is no mechanism for unwanted medication to go back “upstream.” “Once [doctors] give you the medicine, you go home with this idea that once you go home you’ll take everything,” Boesen said. “Well, it turns out that a lot of people don’t take everything. It doesn’t go back to the pharmacy because they can’t take it back, it doesn’t go back to
run a program that takes scientists from the UA, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University into Sonora for scientific expeditions. Over the course of the program’s existence, Alliance members and accompanying scientists have discovered four new species, including a scorpion, a dragonfly and cockroach, Avila said. “Regardless of their differences, their careers, their diplomas, they come together in the name of the environment,” Avila said. “It’s creating a very positive story about the environment concerning the two countries.”
the doctors because they can’t take it back, so what happens [to the medicine] is that it usually just ends up piling up in people’s medicine cabinets.” If students are interested in recycling and sustaining a safe environment, Reyes said, they should properly dispose of unwanted prescription medication rather than flush it into the water system. In case people aren’t able to make the event, Barrera said that the Drug Enforcement Administration, which is holding its national prescription drug take-back day this Saturday as
well, suggests that people grind up their unwanted medication, mix it with ground up coffee and wrap it in old newspaper. If people are free, Barrera said that he wants as many people to attend as possible. “We hope that people will take advantage of this opportunity to rid the community and help do their part of disposing medication that could be misused,” Barrera said.
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ill Maher is an asshole. Mike Huckabee is, too. Christopher Hitchens was an asshole, just as Ken Hamm, Richard Dawkins and Glenn Beck are. Why are they assholes? For the same reason: their views on the debate of religion versus atheism and agnosticism. I don’t call them assholes because of their beliefs. Christopher Hitchens wasn’t an asshole for being an atheist, and Ken Hamm isn’t an asshole for being a devout Christian. They’re assholes because they shout out messages of blanket hostility at the other side of the debate. “If every trace of any single religion were wiped out and nothing were passed on, it would never be created exactly that way again,” writes magician Penn Jillette, an atheist who has written numerous books on the topic of the debate. “There might be some other nonsense in its place, but not that exact nonsense. If all of science were wiped out, it would still be true and someone would find a way to figure it all out again.” Whether Hitchens or the other pundits are right or wrong in any capacity is a null point. Instead, what matters is that they feel that they are right, and, therefore, no other viewpoint can be correct. Media members like me who want to comment on the issue often do no better, just playing into and spreading the word of an asshole, creating more division and furthering the adversarial nature of relations between religion and atheism. Religion wasn’t a big part of my formative years. I believe I only went to church once, and I never really believed in a god that looked vaguely like Jeff Bridges in “Tron.” However, I was always instilled with a respect for the beliefs of others, no matter what they were, as long as the believers respected you as well. This respect for one another’s beliefs appears gone from our society’s discussions of religious views. I find myself asking why these groups can’t coexist and respect each other even though they disagree. It’s no thanks to the media’s decision to give so much airtime to those who view religion as an all or nothing battle. In September of last year, Fox News personality Dana Perino caused some controversy when she said that atheists should leave the country. “If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here,” Perino said on air, discussing a lawsuit brought by the American Humanist Association. On the other side, Maher criticized religion on his show “Real Time with Bill Maher” on March 14 when he discussed the Bible movie “Noah.” “You know conservatives are always going on about how Americans are losing their morality,” Maher said. “Well, maybe it’s because you worship a guy who drowns babies.” Both of these quotes are examples of how the media more often than not portrays these discussions as battles between religion and atheism, even using language like the “war on religion” to keep the idea of conflict in the minds of those in the audience. Instead of playing into the rhetoric of those who make religion and atheism a two-sided debate, the media should aim to expand the discussion with those who don’t view this as a two-sided issue. For example, a piece in The Guardian recently discussed astronomer Martin Rees, who has pushed for atheists to stop attacking and move toward a peaceful coexistence with mainstream religious groups. “We should all oppose — as [Charles] Darwin did — views manifestly in conflict with the evidence, such as creationism … but we shouldn’t set up this debate as ‘religion versus science,’” Rees said. “Instead, we should strive for peaceful coexistence with at least the less dogmatic strands of mainstream religions, which number many excellent scientists among their adherents.” The other side — the religious — should also attempt a peaceful coexistence, an acceptance of the majority of atheists and agnostics who aren’t trying to remove religion from our world, and those like me who respect religion though they don’t believe in it. In September, Pope Francis told atheists to “abide by their own conscience.” His statement has since been edited; however, it’s still a small, positive step toward coexistence. Coverage of the assholes is asinine because we already know how they feel about religion. We know Maher will attack religion, and we know that Fox News will attack atheism. But what about them is newsworthy, especially when compared to those who make the debate more broad and open and aren’t … well, assholes? — Eric Klump is a journalism senior. Follow him @ericklump
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Kitestring: This webbased app aims to get users to their destinations safely, even when they’re taking sketchy routes. Activated by inaction, Kitestring will send custom messages to designated contacts if you don’t check in with it after a set amount of time. It’s an awesome example of a marriage between technology and activism. We only wish it had been offered sooner.
#MyNYPD Twitter response: Turning the New York Police Department’s PR stunt on its head was genius, especially considering recent revelations of its Muslim-American surveillance and not-so-frisky practice of stop-and-frisk. Besides, how exactly does the NYPD want to present itself? Is it our buddy, with enough time to hang around for selfies, or a force to protect (at least some of) us? #SMH
Bragging about Coachella: It was awesome. You saw Lorde and that European DJ was off the chain. Flower crowns. Horrible cell phone service. But, please, some of us are poor and also tired of looking at your “Navajo” headdress on Instagram. Hang up your crop top and fringe skirt (no creasing) and retire that peace sign. It’s finals time — for you, too.
Shakespeare’s birthday: Yesterday might have been Shakespeare’s birthday. Or maybe it’s today. Or on Saturday. The point is all the world’s a stage, and we’re all merely players, with most of our lines dictated by the legacy of this guy we know little about. Why not flip the script? Sure, the Bard may be timeless, but let’s embrace and celebrate some authors who are timely. It doesn’t make you dumb to want lit that comments on the now.
Conversations about “gray” rape in the media: “Game of Thrones,” “Girls,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” … all have recently portrayed “confusing” but realistic rape scenes. But instead of this creating open dialogues about the complex, often contradictory, feelings of victims, it’s encouraged arguments about what makes rape “real,” usually from the rapist’s perspective. Blurred lines can exist in rape, but not in consent. Everybody sit down.
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From “News Bites: April 17” (by Ethan McSweeney, April 17) Uggg, the [UA’s] new website is terrible — both from a graphical point of view and from a user interface point of view. Why is there a huge triangle menu at the top? The new slogan, “Bigger Questions. Better Answers. Bear Down.” sounds like a RadioShack ad. — Lisa From “Off-the-grid fad is way off base” (by Mackenzie Brown, April 21) There seems to be confusion as to the definition of “offgrid” and it’s something we off-gridders run into often. My off-grid lifestyle
includes all the conveniences of a modern home — TVs, dishwasher, washer, dryer, fridge and, yes, Internet via satellite. Since I work in tech as a web developer, Internet was nonnegotiable. Oh yeah, and three full bathrooms. Our vision is to live in a “normal” home but with a sustainable lifestyle. We certainly didn’t “drop out of society to pursue a personal ideology that confuses selfishness with concern for the environment.” In fact we happily share our information via our blog, helping people like you, Mackenzie, to understand that a sustainable lifestyle is not the same thing as the survivalist movement. We have also opened our home to WWOOFers interested in
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Michigan affirmative action ban: The Supreme Court has traditionally protected minority interests, so what’s up? Its advisement that colleges seek race-neutral processes to increase diversity is vague and confusing, especially considering that statistics show states forbidding affirmative action see enrollment drops in racial minorities. Colleges can’t be forced to admit minorities, but eliminating one of the biggest mechanisms to smoothen the process means we’re in for a bumpy ride.
sustainable living and been part of a study undertaken by a Canadian university on offgrid homes and lifestyles. We try to spread the word that living a sustainable lifestyle does not mean you have to go without running water or become a hermit. Perhaps not the same impact-scale as Elon Musk, but we are certainly not hoarding this information selfishly as you suggest. Finally, if you are going to write a piece such as this, it would be the right thing to do and reply back to the people who have taken time out of their day to write. Cheers! —Offgridhome
several migrants suffering the horrifying second stage of dehydration; met women at a shelter in Nogales, Sonora, that have been raped; have met entire families resting exhausted after spending two or three days hiking over the Atascosa Mountains near my home — some with children as appealingly bright and charming as my grandchildren. I can only hope that Dobbins’ powerful comment might work its way into the hearts of those who oppose any reform whatsoever in our cruel, inhumane and failed immigration policies. — Jack
From “Students share experiences in identifying migrants’ remains” (by Hannah Plotkin, April 23) I’m deeply moved by this well-written account of the highly-skilled, dignified and compassionate work the students are doing. Here in Rio Rico, I’ve met
From “Proposed hotel near campus stirs controversy” (by Madison Brodsky, April 23) Tucson needs a facelift! The city’s image can’t be improved without sacrifice. Maybe one day this hotel will be historic? —A
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University of Arizona Police Department officers were called to investigate possible sexual activity at the Arizona Stadium Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research on Monday. An employee of the lab said she was walking to the water cooler when she saw two people lying on the concrete near the door to her office. She called UAPD, and two officers responded. Upon arrival, officers saw two figures jump up quickly. As the officers approached they saw the individuals putting their belts back on. They found two minors, one male and one female. When questioned, the female said that she and the man were “boyfriend and girlfriend,” and that they had come to the Tree Ring Laboratory to “hang out” and “make out,” but said they had no intention to have sex. The minors’ parents were contacted and agreed to pick up their children at the stadium. The minors were given a trespassing warning and were released to their parents.
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UAPD responded to a report of shoplifting at the UofA Bookstore on Monday. A bookstore employee observed a man in his 30s with long gray hair enter the store and approach a clothing display. The man picked up a pair of navy blue shorts with an “A” on them and turned away from the employee. According to the witness, the man then put the shorts under his shirt and walked quickly toward the exit. The employee instructed the man to stop several times, but the man did not respond and hurried outside. UAPD was unable to make contact with the alleged shoplifter or observe him on surveillance video. The employee said he would be able to make a positive identification if the man was apprehended.
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In Alex Lavine’s return to the team from a knee injury, the No. 10 Wildcats’ offense exploded for a plethora of home runs in a doubleheader against New Mexico State
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JUNIOR HALLIE WILSON smashes a four-run home run in the third inning as the Wildcats thrashed the New Mexico State Aggies 13-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at Hillenbrand Stadium on Wednesday. So far, Arizona is 24-0 at home this season.
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A mid-week home doubleheader proved to be exactly what the Arizona softball team needed after 10 days of rest. The Wildcats defeated the New Mexico State Aggies 13-3 in five innings in the first game and 13-7 in the second of the doubleheader at Hillenbrand Stadium. “We came out today and saw the wind blowing out, so I knew it could be a high-scoring game, and it was,” Arizona head coach Mike Candrea said. “I was very pleased with the way we swung the bat.” The two home wins extend Arizona’s undefeated home record to 24-0 and marked the last two nonconference games of the regular season. Despite the continued explosive offensive performance from Arizona (36-9, 9-6), the story of the day was senior utility player Alex Lavine’s return from injury. Lavine tore the ACL in her left knee on March 4 on a routine fly ball, and the team announced two days later she would be out for the season. However, Lavine surprised the crowd at Hillenbrand Stadium and jump-started her teammates by suiting up for the doubleheader. “Alex [Lavine] is such a leader on this team in
“Our bats are hot this year, and it was great every way possible,” junior utility player Hallie Wilson said. “Having her presence in the dugout to see [the ball] fly,” Young said. “Compared to and just having her in uniform is such a morale last year, we grew as a team … and everyone is booster. It’s so inspiring for the team, and we just stepping up.” The first game of the doubleheader had several really want to take it as far as we can for her.” In game two of the doubleheader, the Wildcats of the same storylines, as Arizona trailed early jumped ahead of New Mexico State (26-21) and used the long ball to pull ahead. After a first-inning two-run in emphatic fashion. home run by NMST outfielder Staci Combined with the return Rodriguez, the Wildcats wasted of Lavine, Arizona used We came out no time cutting the lead in half as nine first-inning runs to today and Wilson hit a lead-off home run in overpower the Aggies. saw the wind the bottom half of the first inning. Leading the charge in blowing out, so Shortly after that, the rest of the the second game was the I knew it could team decided to chip in, too. combined effort of the top Junior catcher Chelsea Goodacre half of the Arizona batting be a highand sophomore outfielder order. The first four Arizona scoring game. Courtney Rodriguez added home hitters combined to hit .455 — Mike Candrea, runs of their own. However, Wilson from the plate with one head coach continued her recent hot streak by home run, five walks, six adding a grand slam in the third runs and six runs batted in. inning. This all against New Against that offense combined with solid Mexico State’s ace Karysta Donisthorpe, who entered the day with a respectable ERA of pitching, New Mexico State really struggled to 4.03 and a team-leading 10 wins. Donisthorpe string together hits. The bottom half of the NMST struggled mightily in her six innings of work and batting order had only one hit for the entire game. ended up allowing 13 runs on 11 hits. To make matters worse for Donisthorpe, — Follow Roberto Payne Arizona sophomore infielder Lauren Young @HouseofPayne555 added two home runs of her own.
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1) No. 11 Washington (27-8-1, 14-4 Pac-12 Conference)
Not that impressive of a weekend for the Huskies — they won a three game series against California, but UW keeps jumping up the rankings and looks like it could be in the top 10 of the NCBWA by next week.
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2) No. 4 Oregon State (28-8, 11-4)
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WILDCAT SENIOR OUTFIELDER Alex Lavine pinch hit for Courtney Rodriguez and scored in the fourth inning during the first game of a doubleheader at Hillenbrand Stadium on Wednesday. The Wildcats won 13-3 in five innings.
go in an uncomfortable position for my knee,” Lavine said. “I just had to make everything around my ACL a lot In shocking fashion, Arizona softball stronger, and I slowly got into throwing senior outfielder Alex Lavine returned again, hitting, and I got cleared for a to the field yesterday just seven weeks full practice last week and was back after tearing the ACL in her left knee. this week.” “It’s really nice,” Lavine said. “It kind As the crowd erupted, Lavine made of feels like I never left. It was really her return by pinch hitting in the exciting, and I got really emotional.” fourth inning of the first game of the Lavine initially tore doubleheader, and she her ACL on March 4 didn’t appear tentative It kind of on a routine fly ball at all. After reaching first feels like I in center field , and it base on an infield hit, never left. was announced just she showcased some of two days later that her hustle by advancing I got really she would be out for from second to third on a emotional. the season . Since sacrifice fly and scoring a — Alex Lavine, she had played in run from third just a few outfielder only 19 games before pitches later. the injury , the plan Her teammates took was for Lavine to apply for a medical notice and joined the crowd in an even redshirt. louder round of applause than the first However, Lavine said her knee had as she returned to the dugout. responded well to treatment, and she To make her comeback even more was cleared to return to game action impressive, Lavine played center field this week. for the remainder of the first game and “I was doing a lot of rehab, squats, LAVINE, 7 jumps and anything that made me BY ROBERTO PAYNE
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The Beavers gave Sacramento State (25-15) its greatest win of 2014 on Monday in a 7-6 heartbreaker. Oregon State’s upcoming heavyweight series against in-state rival Oregon is going to be a lot of fun to watch.
3) No. 7 Oregon (31-10, 10-5)
Oregon’s pitching staff took a huge blow Monday as its standout freshman lefty Matt Krook (2-1, 1.79 ERA) underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season. But the Ducks have arguably the most momentum in the Pac-12, and are currently on a nine-game win streak.
4) No. 27 UCLA (21-16, 9-6)
It was a mum weekend for UCLA, which beat Utah in two out of three games. The season is winding down, and there’s a high chance the defending national champ won’t make the playoffs this year if it can’t get hot these last several weeks.
5) USC (20-17, 9-9)
Mid-April has treated the Trojans kindly. They’ve won five consecutive contests, including a home sweep over Arizona. As a team that’s probably not making the playoffs, USC has nothing to lose
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Recruits take program to new heights BY TYLER KECKEISEN The Daily Wildcat
Arizona sand volleyball announced Tuesday that it is adding two tall premier recruits to its roster next season, Olivia Macdonald and Hailey Devlin. Macdonald and Devlin both stand at or over 6 feet tall and are joining an Arizona program that currently has 14 girls on the roster, only five of whom are at or over 6 feet tall. Macdonald is a native of Piopio, New Zealand, and is the first international recruit in program history. She is a 6-foot net player who has had a lot of experience, having earned MVP honors twice on the national level. “Olivia will be a great addition to our everexpanding sand volleyball team,” head coach Steve Walker said in a press release on Tuesday. “She’s well-traveled for her age and brings a good deal of international-level experience to the roster.” Macdonald’s most notable international experience in the sand game was when she represented New Zealand at the under-19 World Beach Volleyball Championships last summer in Portugal. “She was part of a burgeoning national team program in New Zealand that is very much on the rise,” Walker said, “and the level
of competition she was able to face worldwide will serve her well as she transitions to the collegiate game.” Devlin is a domestic recruit from the San Diego area. She stands at 6-foot-2 and was an All-CIF first-team selection and a first-team allconference selection as a senior attending Scripps Ranch High School. She was secondteam All-San Diego Section selection as well. “Hailey will be a terrific addition to the team, as she is a player with the rare blend of both length and skill,” Walker said. “On the hardwood, Hailey plays in what is considered the most competitive region of volleyball in the country, and her team relies on her to play every phase of the game.” Like Macdonald, Devlin has had experience in the sand game, as she played for the USA Junior National Beach Team. “She really started to find her timing and rhythm as a player on the beach this past spring and had [an] outstanding summer of 2013, capping it off with a medal in the gold bracket of the USA High Performance Championships in July,” Walker said. SAVANNAH DOUGLAS/THE DAILY WILDCAT
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as it tries to spoil rival UCLA’s postseason hopes this weekend.
9) Washington State (17-19, 7-8)
Swept out of town by Oregon, Washington State fell back below .500. WSU’s athletic director should try to schedule more games against Gonzaga for next season.
6) ASU (21-16, 10-8)
The Sun Devils are looking a lot more like pretenders than contenders after dropping a three-game series to Stanford. A weekend series against Arizona is just what the doctor ordered for ASU to stay alive in the playoff hunt.
7) Stanford (15-17, 6-9)
Among the Pac-12 teams playing out the season for pride at this point, Stanford looks to be the best of them. The Cardinal’s schedule for the rest of April should be easy enough for it to enter May above .500.
10) Arizona (17-23, 6-12)
Just two years ago, this program was preparing for a national title run. Now, it’s arguably the worst in the Pac12. However, winning the upcoming weekend series against ASU to capture the baseball point for the Territorial Cup would make the season a lot less painful for the Wildcats.
HEAD COACH STEVE WALKER leaves the sandpit after Arizona’s 5-0 win against Tulane during the Wildcat Spring Challenge at the Arizona Sand Volleyball Courts on March 15. On Tuesday, the Wildcats added two recruits who are over 6 feet tall.
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ran fluidly. “She works so darn hard, and it’s fun to see her back in uniform, and hopefully we’ll continue to make some progress,” Arizona head coach Mike Candrea said. “You just tell her she can’t do something and she will. If there’s anyone that can come back, I knew it would be her.” Candrea said he wants to wait and see how much progress she makes but that just having her presence in the dugout is crucial for the team. Arizona has nine remaining games, with six of those coming at home, and it will need all the help it can get with tough series against Washington and Oregon looming.
Adding Lavine to the mix could be the kick-starter the Wildcats need to finish the regular season strong and prepare for postseason play. Lavine said she doesn’t have any playing limitations, and she’s willing to do anything to help the team win. Her teammates said they’re excited to have Lavine back and that it’s an inspiration to have her in the dugout so soon after injury. “She’s been pushing really hard to get back on the field,” sophomore infielder Lauren Young said. “It’s pretty amazing what she’s been doing. … It’s just incredible.”
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11) Utah (12-23, 3-15)
Another weekend, another series loss. The football team is going to be decent this year though, right? Maybe?
8) Cal (16-19, 5-10)
Even though it lost, Cal gave Washington a tough series over the weekend. This team needed that six-run win
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Correction “Rugby goes to big dance” (Daniela Vizcarra, April 23), incorrectly stated that the first Arizona lacrosse game is on Saturday. The team’s first game is on Sunday. The Daily Wildcat apologizes for the error.
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Bird collection goes high-tech picking up a jar with a Gila monster in it, but they’re interacting with the images and also learning something at the same time.” Sanderson named the program Ceiba, after When the UA’s bird collection was started in 1884, curator Herbert Brown was tasked with cataloging the tropical tree the Maya civilization believed the hundreds of nest, bird and egg specimens he connected the underworld to the heavens. The collected by hand, and the only way to see those software is part of a “huge worldwide effort” to make specimens was to visit the campus in-person. natural history collections available for viewing on With the advent of the Internet, the roughly 20,000 the Internet, he said. The technology, which could someday be used species in the collection are now just a click away. Housed in the UA’s Museum of Natural History, in an exhibit or presentation on bird evolution, the ornithological collection includes specimens represents a novel approach to the organization of ranging from an Adélie penguin from Antarctica such a collection, said Erin Morrison, a graduate to multiple California condors, which can have a student in the department of ecology and wingspan of around 10 feet. Combined with four evolutionary biology, who recently updated the taxonomic information for the other extensive collections that bird collection. exhibit mammals, fish, reptiles This is a library “It’s really hard to visualize how and marine invertebrates, of the biodiversity things are related to each other,” the museum contains nearly that’s here in this Morrison said. She explained that 300,000 animal specimens, the program enables people to not many of which were collected region. Both the only visualize the relationships in the Sonoran Desert. specimens and between two species, but also “This is a library of the the information track changes over time. biodiversity that’s here in this associated Morrison said she is considering region,” said Peter Reinthal, with them conducting a study to determine director of the museum. how a certain bird species’ color “Both the specimens and the are extremely has changed over the last century, information associated with valuable. which requires having a physical them are extremely valuable.” —Peter Reinthal, director, UA Museum of Natural Hissample to analyze. To share that value with “I can go in and get a feather the public, much of the bird from a bird from 100 years ago collection is available for viewing in an online database on the museum’s and compare the color contents of that feather to a website. The site allows visitors to browse the feather from a present-day bird,” she said, “and the collection or search for specific species. Many only way I can do that is because of the collection.” Down the road, Sanderson said, he would like entries include pictures of the species as well as to enable users to post their own photos, which information about where the specimen was found. In addition to the website, a new software could be incorporated into the evolutionary tree program allows users to visualize the different bird in real-time. “Everybody loves to take photographs of plants species in terms of their evolutionary relationships. Mike Sanderson, a professor in the department and animals that they see,” he said. “[The program of ecology and evolutionary biology developed provides] a way to get people excited about the program, which places each picture on an biodiversity and teach them some cool stuff at the “evolutionary tree of life,” allowing users to zoom in same time.” and fly by the entries while getting perspective on how each species is related. “It’s a different way to interact with the collection,” — Follow Mark Armao Sanderson said. “[Viewers] are not physically @MarkArmao BY Mark Armao
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Erin Morrison, a graduate student in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, examines a fan-tailed warbler that was collected in the 1960s. The UA’s Museum of Natural History houses the largest ornithological collection in the state.
Abolishing the myth of unhealthy Mexican food BY austin mcevoy El Independiente
When people think of Mexican food, they might imagine a greasy mountain of cheddar cheese and refried beans piled high atop a fried tortilla. However, that isn’t real Mexican food at all. “The traditional Mexican menu is far from being unhealthy,” said Diana Teran-Moreno, the owner of Mexico in Season, a healthconscious Mexican restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options that opened December 2013 in south Tucson. “The chimichanga doesn’t even exist in Mexico.” Raised in Sonora, Mexico, Teran-Moreno’s menu features authentic Mexican dishes, from cactus stir fry to sizzling fajitas. She said it is unfortunate that younger generations aren’t familiar with the healthier, more traditional fare. The first Mexican restaurant in Tucson to identify itself as healthconscious was El Saguarito, founded by Albert and Blanca Vasquez in 1989. Trademarked as “the healthy Mexican alternative,” El Saguarito’s menu includes gluten-free, vegan and “heart friendly” dishes. “We try to keep the authenticity of the food while also trying to make it as healthy as possible,” Albert Vasquez said. “For example, we took out the lard from all the recipes to minimize the fat.” Healthy Mexican dishes can also be made at home. TeranMoreno and Vasquez offer the following tips and tricks for cooking healthy Mexican food in your own kitchen without sacrificing flavor.
Transform the tortilla
Tortillas made with lard are not only loaded with calories but leave many people feeling bloated and uncomfortable. At El Saguarito, all tortillas are made with canola oil, which is a lighter source of fat with a “hint of nutty flavor,” Vasquez said. Another replaceable ingredient in the standard tortilla is flour, which is a source of refined carbohydrates. This kind of carbohydrate is easily broken down by the body into its sugar monomers, providing quick energy. However, when eaten in excess without exercise, the unused energy is stored in the body as fat. Eating too many of these simple carbohydrates can also lead to Type 2 diabetes. Teran-Moreno
was specifically designed to locate Earth-sized exoplanets from page 1 throughout the Milky Way using a technique known as the transit is vastly different from the sun. method, which measures the dip As a red dwarf, the star is much in a star’s brightness caused when dimmer than our sun, meaning a planet moves in front of the solar that the habitable zone of Kepler- surface and blocks the light during 186f is closer to its star than Earth its orbit, said Eisner. is to the sun. While this technique is good for “Its habitable zone is by space-bound telescopes, the large definition going to be closer to telescopes on Earth use the radial its star because it isn’t as hot or velocity technique to measure the as bright a star,” Fleming said. “In shift in spectral lines from a star order to be warm enough so that brought about by the presence of water melts but not too hot so that a planet. water boils, you need to be closer Along with these detection to the star.” methods, astronomers at the UA Because of this closer proximity are investigating direct imaging to its star, Kepler-186f orbits its sun techniques, which specialize in once every 130 days, as compared finding exoplanets to the 365-day that have more orbit of Earth. distant orbits from Now we can But while their star. The actually say astronomers direct imaging that Earth is are now techniques help aware of the not unique. detect planets that planet’s size, other methods of ...We’ve been they don’t yet exoplanet detection saying it’s have a way don’t catch, which probably true, to calculate allows astronomers but now we can the mass or to compile determine the say that it is statistics about composition the distribution true. of the planet. —Tom Fleming, lecturer of distant-orbit in the UA astronomy Due to the exoplanets, said department similarity Katherine Follette, a of its size to graduate student in Earth’s, many the department of theorize that astronomy. the planet could be rocky, though While Kepler-186f marks astronomers have no way to a milestone in the search for determine if this is true. exoplanets, many scientists are Given the intense curiosity simply happy to finally have proof surrounding exoplanets, scientists that the Earth is not a unique will likely find “clever” ways planet in the universe. to learn more about the new “It’s one thing to make planet, said Don McCarthy, an a philosophical argument; astronomer at the UA. it’s another to have definite “But right now,” he said, “all we evidence,” Fleming said. “Now we know is the physical size.” can actually say that Earth is not While the discovery of the unique. There are other planets planet marks a significant that can be around stars where milestone for astronomy, the water can exist as a liquid. We’ve search for exoplanets is not a been saying it’s probably true, but new undertaking for researchers. now we can say that it is true.” According to NASA, 1,706 planets have been discovered, and Kepler has found 3,845 planet candidates — Follow Michaela Kane during its five-year run. @MichaelaLKane The Kepler telescope
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A pot of seasoned chicken cooks on a stove top in El Saguarito’s kitchen. The restaurant was the first in Tucson to identify itself as health-conscious Mexican fare.
recommends using corn or whole wheat, which contain complex carbohydrates that take longer for the body to break down, resulting in a more sustained supply of energy. “I especially like the wholewheat tortillas,” said customer Christina Barnum, who studies nutrition at the UA. “I hope more places with healthy options like this pop up in the area.”
Eliminate red meat
Red meat is found in many popular Mexican dishes, like carne asada tacos or ground beef burritos. However, in addition to being high in saturated fat, red meat also contains L-carnitine, an amino acid that gut bacteria converts to trimethylamine-Noxide, which wreaks havoc in the body and can lead to clogged arteries, according to a 2013 study published in the journal Nature Medicine. For these reasons, Vasquez opts for chicken or fish in lieu of red meat. Even his Sonoran hot dogs are made with turkey meat rather than beef.
Vegetables are rich in nutrients and fill you up without adding too many calories to an entrée. Growing up in Mexico, TeranMoreno said vegetables were a big part of her diet, and they don’t have to be boring. “We don’t miss out on flavor here, ever,” she said. “You are never cheated.” Her menu features vegetarianfriendly dishes like red chili
potatoes and onion stir fry. The most popular dish is her calabazitas, which she makes with zucchinis, tomatoes, onions, poblano peppers and corn. Vegetables like lettuce can also be used in place of starchy carbohydrates, such as those found in tortillas.
Almost twice as many Hispanics are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes each year compared to non-Hispanic Caucasians, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The culprit? Sugar. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s cells become resistant to the hormone insulin, which is necessary for transporting sugar from the blood to body’s cells. For this reason, people with highsugar diets are more at risk for developing the disease. You can limit your sugar intake with simple substitutions, like making margaritas with silver tequila instead of gold, Vasquez said. The amount of sugar in nonalcoholic drinks can also be reduced by using fruit as a natural sweetener instead of sugar additives, Teran-Moreno said. Because many members of her own family have diabetes, Teran-Moreno does not sell any soft drinks at her restaurant, only water and homemade juices. One of her most popular juices is a watermelon concoction made with lime and cucumber. “I truly believe that you are what you eat,” she said. “Bad food can really hurt people.”
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Astronomers recently discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting within the habitable zone of its star. The findings are significant because the planet may house liquid water, which many scientists believe is necessary for life to form.