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McKale’s facelift in progress BY HANNAH PLOTKIN The Daily Wildcat
McKale Center is getting a makeover. Construction to improve fan and athlete facilities in McKale Center is now well underway. Discussions over improvements to McKale Center, which was built in 1973, have been in progress for a few years. The overall improvements include replacing the arena floor and seating, as well as working to improve locker rooms, restrooms and more. Steve Kozachik, associate director of athletics, facilities and capital projects, said construction is on schedule. The construction crews have demolished the existing arena floor and removed some of the seating and lighting, Kozachik said. Demolition of the locker rooms started at midnight on Monday. “Right now we’re in the ‘breaking it’ phase, and then we’re moving on to the ‘building it’ phase,” Kozachik said.
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Since 1978, American Indian tribes have been unable to prosecute nonAmerican Indians for crimes. Now, Alfred Urbina and his team will lead the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona in doing just that. On Feb. 6, the Department of Justice announced that three tribes were selected to be part of a pilot project that allows them to prosecute nonAmerican Indians who had committed crimes of domestic violence against American Indian women. This pilot project is a part of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act. Under VAWA, selected tribes can prosecute non-American Indians in cases of domestic violence and violations of orders of protection, said Urbina, chief prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona and a UA alumnus who completed the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy program and studied criminal justice at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Only three tribes in the U.S. were chosen to participate in the pilot project. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Arizona was chosen because it had already implemented most of the requirements needed for tribes to carry out the prosecution of non-American Indians, Urbina said. These requirements include a guaranteed public defender for anyone who was arrested, a court system that records everything that goes on in court, judges who graduated from law school and are bar certified in the state of Arizona and more, Urbina said.
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Mind the gap: Year off can be a viable option and said the gap year gave her time to become a mentor for children and help them connect with each other and their For some students, gap years are community through the word of God. becoming an appealing option before “College was always in my plan, but jumping into university life. taking a gap year wasn’t,” Eugenio said. A gap year is a year “The gap year gave me off from schooling that the amazing opportunity If you don’t students can take for to mature and calm life have the drive to a variety of reasons, down before starting give up the work including personal issues, my college career, and life for your financial troubles and not provided me time to get feeling ready to make the a feel for living on my education, you transition from high school own and experience life won’t go back. to college. outside of school for a — Marissa Jamalyn Ray, global studies freshman Alexandra Eugenio, year.” a nursing sophomore, Marissa Jamalyn Ray, a took a gap year after high global studies freshman, school before attending the UA in the took her gap year after high school in order fall of 2012. Eugenio was working with a to work so she could help her mother pay Bahá’í religious program called the Junior for utilities and raise her younger brother. Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, BY MADISON BRODSKY The Daily Wildcat
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BONNIE BORDNER, art education senior, talks with Tracey McGhee, senior HR coordinator for Tucson Unified School District, about job opportunities with TUSD at UA Career Services’ Career Day on Tuesday. Some students decide to take a year or more off during the school year or in between high school and college.
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HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (04/30/14): You’re coming into your own this year. Take a strong stand and lead. Handle details in the planning phase before 5/20. Communications with integrity provide the key to unlock doors. Restructure finances to increase savings as accounts grow. After August, dedicate time to home and family. Autumn changes reveal a new view. Art, music and beauty provide joy and inspiration. Celebrate love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Finishing old business leads to more coins in your pocket. Enhance your appearance. Get something you’ve been wanting for home and family. You advance through the kindness of others. Pass it forward. Do what you love and your passion’s contagious. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 9 — Discover a way to save money on a regular expense. Work smarter and abundance flowers. Call in for reinforcements, if the workload gets too busy. Keep track of the numbers … there may be less than anticipated. Assess the situation, and consult an expert. Assertiveness works well now. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Work on family projects for an intimate learning experience. Discovering your roots explains personal mysteries. Get inspired today and tomorrow. Pay back a debt. Find an excellent deal on a fixer-upper. Get creative, and express your affection. Whistle or sing while you work.
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SARAH PARKOS, a creative writing senior, reads in front of Arizona State Museum North on Tuesday. With the end of school approaching, students are looking to de-stress in the nice weather.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Team projects go well today and tomorrow. Generate enough to cover expenses. You don’t have to accept the low bid. You can find a sweet deal. It’s wise to listen to an authority figure. Your friends stand up for you. Working together strengthens bonds. Build a firm foundation.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Make affordable improvements. Go for efficiency and time-saving devices. Develop a comprehensive plan. Personal commitments take priority over public. Consider career advancement today and tomorrow, and study what it will take to get where you want. Consult with teammates and interview people who hold your dream position.
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The U.S. purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million.
Adolf Hitler committed suicide.
Ellen DeGeneres’ “coming out” episode aired on television.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Let the chips fall where they may. It could get chaotic. Call if you’re going to be late. Savor a moment of bliss. Get lost in personal or educational exploration. Obsess on details and discoveries. Take a break and invite friends over. Get their perspectives.
Ailurophilia is the love of cats.
The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Compromise is required, and it comes easily. A partner says nice things about you. Discuss joint finances today and tomorrow. Don’t test limits now. You’re gaining wisdom. Set longterm goals that realize both individual and shared dreams. Add an artistic element to the plan.
There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds A cat’s heart beats twice as fast as a human’s, at 110 to 140 beats per minute.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Study the market before investing. Gather more information, and listen to an older person’s complaints carefully. Keep track of details. Ask friends for recommendations, but then consider all your own research before making decisions. Build strong foundations. Celebrate with someone special.
Calico cats are almost always female.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — New contacts increase your influence. A critic keeps you on course. They love you. You’re luckier than usual today and tomorrow. Don’t argue with gravity, though. Dwell on sweet memories. Review your budget, and invest in love. When work feels like play, you’re on to something.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Somebody up there likes you. Don’t mess it up by being rude. You’re making a good impression. A barrier dissolves or fades in importance. Working at home goes well. Strive for balance and fairness. Ignore chaos and distraction. You and a partner connect.
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What are you doing today? Well, I got out of class early and I was going to study for my French quiz.
Have you ever been to France? No.
Why did you pick French as a second language? French would actually be my third language. I know English and Spanish. I love learning other languages and this is the first time I learned something that pushed me out of my comfort zone.
What else can you do? People say I’m a good baker. I don’t consider myself one, but people seem to think so. I also like to paint. I’m just a crafty person.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — A loved one thinks you can do anything. With help, what you want comes your way. You’re building for your future. Polish your presentation. Add a touch of color. Use talents you’ve been keeping secret. Today and tomorrow, beautify your home space. It may need to get messier first.
Do you want to go? Sure, why not?
Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Promise the family something they want, other than time with you now. Keep communications flowing. Conditions seem to be changing. Ask an expert for the information you need. Partner up with someone fun. You can borrow what you need. A lucky break opens a door previously locked.
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STEM students awarded national fellowship BY katya mendoza The Daily Wildcat
The National Science Foundation awarded 22 UA students and alumni with a Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The NSF looks to provide fellowships to students who showcase potential for achievement in any of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes early in their graduate careers. The recipients are selected through a nationwide competition, according to its press release. Jose Miguel Rodas, a family studies and human development graduate student, is one of the 22 students from the UA who received the award. Rodas said his area of research deals with cultural and societal influences on the family dynamics of Latino families, specifically in the relationships between parents and their children. Rodas has been awarded $32,000 per year over the course of three years for his research. Another recipient of the NSF fellowship was senior Casey Mackin, who is studying electrical engineering and computer science. Rodas and Mackin were both required to write research proposals in order to receive the award and funding for the graduate school research. Mackin said his research proposal for the NSF fellowship was based on hybrid control systems for autonomous cars. Rodas’ proposal focused on how college can affect Latino families. “For the fellowship, what I did was I wrote a proposal on how the college environment alters the relationship between Latino college students and their families,” Rodas said, “and how they can
detect depressive symptoms and mental health outcome, and also looking into resiliency.” Rodas is studying the costs of the students “breaking up with their families” compared with the benefits of them going to college, and how their relationships change through that process. “This award shows that this [topic] is worthy,” Rodas said. “It gives me a lot of confidence that maybe grad school is right for me.” Mackin said he became interested in computer science research during the summer of his sophomore year while doing research on reconfigurable embedded systems at UC Berkeley. Mackin will be attending Berkeley for graduate school in the fall. Mackin said the excitement over receiving the NSF fellowship hasn’t hit him yet, but that it most likely will when he gets to Berkeley. Mackin received additional awards as well. “[The fellowship] gives you three years of very good funding for grad school, a pretty good stipend and I think it pays for $12,500 towards tuition, so money-wise it’s a huge deal,” Mackin said. “I think the prestige of the award in the graduate school community is the most well known fellowship — the title brings a really big honor.” Mackin said that the two research advisers and professors he worked with, Roman Lysecky, an electrical and computer engineering professor, and Jonathan Sprinkle, an electrical and computer engineering assistant professor, helped him get through the application process by writing letters and reviewing his applications. Rodas said Andrea Romero, a family studies and human development professor, helped encourage him to apply. Both students said they want to remain in academia and become professors in their fields.
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First-year graduate student Jose Miguel Rodas was one of 22 UA students who recently received a fellowship through the National Science Foundation. The fellowship provides an annual stipend to fund tuition and fees over a three-year period.
“I think it’s a pretty big deal for my graduate career,” Mackin said. “It’s a really big honor to have the award, to be an NSF fellow.”
Melissa Tatum, director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the James E. Rogers College of Law and research professor of law, said a whole host of procedural regulations have to be followed that require a lot of time and money to put together, and that the Pascua Yaqui Tribe had already done all of that work. Feb. 20 was the first day the Pascua Yaqui Tribe began the prosecution process for reported incidents of domestic violence. “There’s a total of nine cases thus far that include non-Indian folks who are in relationships with tribal members, married or living with them on the reservation,” Urbina said. Someone who has a child with or is in an intimate relationship with a tribal member will be able to be prosecuted as well, Urbina said. Tatum said she believes that this is a huge step forward in protecting American Indian women. Tatum has been following VAWA and interpreting it in tribal context since 2000, and has been training police officers for the last 15 years. Tatum also played a key role in training law enforcement agents in the Pascua Yaqui Tribe on how they should handle arresting a non-American Indian on tribal territory. “It was a joint effort between Urbina and I; they had the local expertise, and I brought in my expertise to adapt,” Tatum said. “They’ve invested, over the last several years, time, effort and money into a top-notch criminal justice system.” Training for law enforcement included police, the department, victim services, the attorney general’s office, the prosecutor’s office, court staff and the public defender’s office, Tatum said. “I have been working on this topic for 15 years of my life and teaching it for 20 years,” Tatum said. “I never, ever thought I would be in front of a room of tribal police training them on how to arrest non-Indians. This is groundbreaking. I got the chills the first time I was in the classroom training the police.” One in three American Indian women will be raped or sexually assaulted in their lifetime by non-Native American men, and in Alaska that rate is two in three, Tatum said. Most of the
Kozachik added that the operation is on a tight schedule — construction has to finish by the start of the fall 2014 semester so it doesn’t interfere with sports, so crews are running double shifts to keep on schedule. The arena floor and seating construction are scheduled to be finished in late August for the start of the volleyball season. The locker rooms will be finished around that time as well. The changes in the arena will wow fans, Kozachik said. As for student-athletes who work and play in McKale, Kozachik said he thinks they will be excited by the updated locker rooms and lounges. “I think everyone is looking forward to seeing the new look of the arena,” Kozachik said. “We’re doing something for everyone.” Erika Barnes, senior associate director of athletics, administration and major gifts, said that the project is being entirely funded by private donations and that campaigns are underway to solicit funding and donation commitments. The Athletics Department looks for donations from large donors first in order to ensure there is a realistic chance for
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UA alumnus Alfred Urbina is the chief prosecutor for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. The tribe is one of three American Indian nations chosen to be part of a pilot program that allows American Indians to prosecute nonAmerican Indians who have committed crimes against tribe members.
violence against American Indian women is perpetrated by non-Native American men, and tribes couldn’t protect citizens being assaulted. Knowing that you have this resource to protect yourself and start the process of getting out of that relationship is huge, Urbina said. “They no longer have to live in fear,” Urbina said. “Can you imagine waking up every morning wondering if you’re going to get beat today, or if someone gets drunk and they are going to assault you?” Urbina said he believes his tribe is leading the way and hopes the pilot project can be reproduced so other tribes can follow it. “It’s bittersweet, because there’s over 500 tribes that aren’t pilot tribes, and they’re not prosecuting or arresting for these crimes,” Urbina said. — Follow Adriana Espinosa @adri_eee
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“It was the best option for me in the moment,” Ray said. “I ended up getting a human resources job that forced me to gain a lot of impressive skills that look amazing on my résumé.” Ray said gap years can be worthwhile, but only if they don’t turn into permanent decisions to not attend college. “Gap years are only for a certain group of people, because it is really easy to get caught up in the money,” Ray said. “If you don’t have the drive to give up the work life for your education, you won’t go back, and it is hard to succeed without a
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the project to get off the ground, Barnes said. The construction project has multiple stages, and the first phase has just begun, according to Barnes. The $25 million funding and launch of the project was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents as part of a projected budget of $80 million — a number that is subject to change based on need. The Athletics Department put down $12.5 million and financed an additional $12.5 million at 3.8 percent interest, Barnes added, with a total cost of around $30 million. Barnes said the men and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball locker rooms are being redone, but the construction will positively impact all 20 of the UA’s sports. Fans will see improvements like bathrooms and concession stands on the concourse level, she added, as well as handrails and more ADA seating for disabled fans. McKale is going to be a major construction site this spring and summer, Barnes said, and students may hear the sounds of demolition. “The positive impact is worth the temporary inconvenience,” Barnes said. — Follow Hannah Plotkin @HannahPlotkin
degree.” Eugenio said she would suggest gap years to anyone with the drive to return to college for their education and the dedication to work through stressful situations. “College is a very different environment from high school, because you are not living at home,” Eugenio said. “There is so much stress balancing everything, so it was good for me to accustom myself to living on my own before I did so with all of the added stress.”
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Old St. Nick really just a tyrant, bully BY LOGAN ROGERS The Daily Wildcat
’ve gone after a lot of easy targets in my columns: Kim Jong-un, bro tanks, clichéd country music lyrics, bad Hollywood remakes, bird poop and Arizona State University. For my final column, I’ve finally decided to go after a much tougher target: the big man himself, jolly Saint Nick, the beloved cultural icon known as Santa Claus. (Note: This column is not recommended for children who love and believe in Santa Claus). Yes, I am aware that Christmas is eight months away, but I only dare criticize Santa now, when his guard is down and his global network is relatively inactive. Let me make one thing clear: This column is not an attack on Christmas. I’m totally in favor of family togetherness, peace on earth, goodwill to men, yada yada yada. Nobody ever got a New York Times column by hating on Christmas, and I don’t want to end up shunned by everybody in society except for Ebenezer Scrooge and the Grinch. But I do have an issue with Santa. When he laughs and shakes like a bowlful of jelly, he’s laughing at us, not with us, because he’s fooled the world. During my childhood, when I got to a certain age, I developed some doubts about Santa. How does he deliver presents to every kid in the world in just one night? Is it really possible for reindeer to fly? Then, the only possible rational explanation for these paradoxes dawned on me: There’s a massive evil conspiracy behind Santa’s whole operation. But I think the truth is darker still. “Kris Kringle” (to use another of his suspiciously made-up sounding aliases) is actually an exploitative boss who abuses his illegitimately gained authority. Who put Santa in charge of delivering presents, and how does he stay in charge? Who holds him accountable if he isn’t doing a good job? The most powerful leaders in our democratic society, from presidents to CEOs to college football coaches, can be removed from power. But Santa seems to have ruled the North Pole from as far back as anybody can remember. Do the elves ever have the chance to vote for a different leader? Of course not, because Santa Claus is an evil dictator. Think about it — he has all the characteristics of dictators throughout history: fearsome facial hair, a ridiculous uniform, even a stern Germanic-sounding surname. He probably lives at the North Pole to avoid the scrutiny of pesky journalists and elf-rights inspectors. The sinister clues are right there in the classic Christmas song: “He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.” Am I the only one who finds this creepy? “He knows if you’ve been bad or good.” Sounds like Big Brother from “1984.” “Santa Claus is coming to town.” Yeah, to unlawfully break into people’s homes as part of an intelligence-gathering mission bent on world domination! But I have a theory about who’s really behind all this: aliens. I mean, a sleigh that can fly around the world in a single night has to be a UFO, because it’s way too advanced for human technology. The pointy-eared elves are another dead giveaway; they’re obviously Vulcans from “Star Trek.” Everyone knows that alien reindeer, unlike earth reindeer, fly around and shoot deadly laser beams out of their glowing red noses. This column has revealed the only possible truth about Santa Claus. Now humanity needs to stand up to him before he conquers and subjugates the entire planet. Then again, I have to begrudgingly admit another possibility: that my anger and suspicion toward Santa are rooted in the fact that he is only a symbol. A symbol of the commercial and media oversaturation that surrounds our culture. A symbol of the marketing hype and gaudy displays that crowd out more meaningful traditions in our society, and that sometimes turn what should be joyous seasons into unpleasant and stressful times. But my Santais-an-evil-alien-tyrant explanation makes for a much more entertaining column, so I’m going to stick with that. Disclaimer: As a general rule, nothing in Logan Rogers’ columns should be taken seriously.
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Your Views From “‘Trends men love’ part of patriarchal problem” (by Maura Higgs, April 29) Those are articles written by women for women about what women THINK men like or dislike. HuffPo has hundreds of articles bashing the supposed patriarchy, and yet they have just as many garbage articles of women writing about what men desire and effectively promoting the “patriarchy” — fsfsfsfsfsfsfs So you don’t dress for men, but you will dress up if you’re going to see a guy you have a crush on? You don’t take these articles seriously, yet you wrote an entire piece on the subject? Your tortured mind is doing mental gymnastics to avoid admitting that sometimes, on occasion, you just might dress nicely to get positive attention from men. There’s nothing wrong with this, no need to
rationalize it away by lying to yourself with statements like, “I did it for meeeeee!” These articles about what women should wear probably are written by women, for women, with little or no consultation of men and their tastes. Hardly a stellar example of the “patriarchy,” that catchall nonsense buzz-word that allows young women to dismiss everything they happen to dislike or disagree with. It’s rich that you’re concerned about men “taking away women’s identities” because of an article written about women’s fashion. Are women so devoid of agency and volition that they must helplessly follow the fashion dictums of men? Or do you think women are independent thinkers and can figure out how to dress themselves? It’s not enough for you to dislike an article someone wrote — you have
to turn women into victims by accusing men of “whittling down” your identity. The only people trying to tell you what to wear are other women. Also, the fact that you’ve “been told men like confidence” illustrates perfectly that you spend too much time reading these garbage articles. Men may like confidence, so long as that is not a euphemism for dominance, but confidence is most likely variable number 11 or 12 for male attraction. — TJK From “Patient profs win over hard knock mentality” (by Jesus Luna Tarazon, April 29) Professors can’t be college students’ surrogate parents and hold their hand through their class and put a bandaid on their knees when they fall down (e.g. not showing up to class or earning a poor grade). In addition, it is not in professors’ contracts to provide individualized insight on how to improve yourself as self-reflection is your job, or the job of a psychotherapist you pay for. When struggling,
use the abundant academic resources provided by the student fees you pay for. Yes, sometimes medical and family emergencies occur and in that case you will be protected by academic policy, but there is a point where you take responsibility for your own actions. I’m a UA healthcare student and if I make a mistake in the clinical setting, I can harm and kill people. How is that for negative reinforcement? The thought of 1) hurting someone and 2) losing my license to practice is very, very motivating for optimal performance. The world is not all positive-reinforcement and when you mess up, negative consequences can ensue. Therefore, take the positive with the negative as that is ‘real life.’ Think of a professor like a boss … some have different management styles and that’s not going to change. How you react to their management and your motivation to succeed, now that is flexible and something YOU have control over. Best of luck in your class. — BAF
More to merger than unity BY CHARLY MOSTERT Guest Columnist
believe that the department of English must come clean and explain the real reasons for its desire for relocation. Here, I am referring to such historical items as the department’s perception that Dean [Mary] Wildner-Bassett does not always act in its best interest, its frustration at not having its own College of Humanities dean for 25+ years and its annoyance with other College of Humanities units for perceiving its own financial resources as limitless, etc. I know these topics are difficult to discuss; we have all put forth a great deal of effort to arrive at where we are in the academy, and to justify what we feel are basic rights for our departments is both enraging and painful. It is, however, a worthwhile project to ensure a brighter future for the College of Humanities. Furthermore, in following the logic that boundaries to synergy currently exist between English and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and that English’s only option to overcome these boundaries lies in joining the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, does this logic not also suggest that a relocation will create new boundaries between English and the remaining College of Humanities units? Of even greater concern is an upper administration that is willing to accommodate an English department in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, but not one that remains in the College of Humanities. This is a paramount problem for the College of Humanities to tackle (and
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this campus in 10 years, should English as a united college!), instead of allowing relocate and how this might compare to itself to be divided and conquered. what we all, English included, want them Unfortunately, it seems that a culture of to look like. secrecy and suspicion has made itself at As an interdisciplinarily-minded home in our upper administration. This doctoral student, I stand in solidarity lack of transparency is not helpful and with the department of English, both in divides the College of Humanities and its larger mission and in projects I have university at large. It must end. undertaken with its faculty and graduate I fully endorse intellectual synergy and students. Even so, I cannot help but feel interdisciplinarity, but these shouldn’t be that English has lost its way in suggesting pursued by undermining the validity of the humanities as a core institutional endeavor. this relocation. Many believe that relocation is It saddens me to see the animosity that inevitable, and that the has grown in recent weeks Planning Committee is between English and the rest a mere formality, but of the College of Humanities, A culture of in sharing my opinions which I’ve witnessed in the secrecy and here, I am taking decreasing attendance of suspicion has [Professor Leerom] English events. made itself Medovoi at his word that The relocation forum, at home in nothing is yet a “done too, left me very distraught deal.” and confused: most people our upper I long to see a strong spoke only past each administration. College of Humanities other, not with each other. with a strong department Arguments were put forth of English at its center. as if someone else present I hope that the department changes its might actually oppose them, but who current course by taking a deep breath, really opposes intellectual synergy? Who putting politics aside and remedying really is against better working conditions issues “at home” rather than running for English [graduate assistants]? Who from them. If this is not attainable, then really wants to keep poets from writing our self-understandings as scholars, about the environment? researchers and artists are flawed in ways I believe that College of Humanities that no departmental relocation can hope units have many goals in common, but to rectify. they remained unspoken in the forum. What the College of Humanities needs instead is a serious, detailed, future— Charly Mostert is a graduate oriented conversation about what the student in the Department of humanities are going to look like on German Studies.
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Hundreds of tornadoes NBA bans swirl through Midwest team owner, imposes fine
After leaving a trail of death and destruction across at least six states, a series of violent storms that spawned dozens of tornadoes continued to move through the South on Tuesday morning. It was the third day of deadly weather to rip from the Midwest through the eastern portion of the nation, bringing severe thunderstorms, fierce winds and large hail. In all, at least 30 deaths have been reported since Sunday in a swath from Oklahoma and Iowa to Alabama and including Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Hundreds of injuries have been reported as homes and buildings toppled, mobile homes were tossed like confetti and heavy vehicles twisted in the wind. More than 70 million people live in the area identified by the National Weather Service, but the number in the prime danger zones was about a fifth of that. “The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe weather Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday from the Great Lakes southward to the central and eastern Gulf Coast and eastward to the Carolinas and Virginia,” the National Weather Service warned. “The greatest risk is from eastern Mississippi to central Alabama, where a Moderate Risk is in place. Several tornadoes, large hail and straight line damaging winds are likely.” This week’s tornadoes come near the anniversary of the 2011 outbreak that left more than 350 people dead across the South over several days, beginning on April 25 during the annual tornado season. More than 250 people died in Alabama alone on April 27, 2011, when more than 60 tornadoes crisscrossed the state. This year’s tornado season has been much less severe, but still deadly for some. Hundreds of tornadoes have touched down in recent days, including 13 reported in Alabama in the last 24 hours. Arkansas — especially in Vilonia and Mayflower — was especially hard hit on Sunday, with 15 deaths in three counties. “The state’s in a state of shock right now,” Republican Rep. Steve Womack,
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whose Arkansas district northwest of Little Rock was spared much of the damage, said in Washington on Tuesday. “These will try your souls.” The dangerous storms moved through Mississippi, where tornadoes began to strike Monday afternoon through the evening. Tupelo, a community of about 35,000 in northeastern Mississippi, was hard hit, and every building in a two-block area was damaged, officials told television reporters. Officials said seven people died in Mississippi’s Winston County, where Louisville is the county seat, with about 6,600 people. Another person died in Mississippi when her car either hydroplaned or was blown off a road during the storm in Verona, south of Tupelo. As of Tuesday morning, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed at least nine deaths across the state. In Mississippi, Republican state Sen. Giles Ward huddled in a bathroom with his wife, four other family members and their dog Monday as a tornado destroyed his two-story brick house and flipped his son-in-law’s SUV upside down onto the patio in Louisville. “For about 30 seconds, it was unbelievable,” Ward told reporters. “It’s about as awful as anything we’ve gone through.” Two weather-related deaths were confirmed in Alabama. One of those tornadoes destroyed the Kimberly
Church of God in Kimberly, Ala. Pastor Stan Cooke was using the church as a community shelter, keeping about 25 people safe underground. “I cried. I cried,” Cooke said to television reporters. “The church is not the people, the people are the church.” In southern Tennessee, two people were killed in a home when a suspected tornado hit Monday night, Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Mike Hall told The Associated Press. The winds destroyed several other homes as well as a middle school in the county that borders Alabama, Hall said. The storm sent the staff at a TV news station running for cover. NBC affiliate WTVA-TV chief meteorologist Matt Laubhan in Tupelo, Miss., was reporting live on the air at around 3 p.m. when he realized the twister was approaching. He warned not only viewers but his 35 co-workers to get to safety. “This is a tornado ripping through the city of Tupelo as we speak., and this could be deadly,” he said in a video widely tweeted and broadcast on YouTube. Moments later he added, “A damaging tornado. On the ground. Right now.” The video showed Laubhan peeking in from the side to see if he was still live on the air before yelling to staff offcamera to get down in the basement. “Basement, now!” he yelled, before disappearing off camera.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that he banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life. Sterling was also fined $2.5 million. Silver also said he will urge the NBA’s board of governors to force Sterling to sell the Clippers. An audio tape of racially charged comments attributed to Sterling surfaced last week on TMZ, and the league acted quickly to discipline Sterling. The Clippers’ owner has a history of issues involving race, especially including his real estate holdings, but this is the first time he has been disciplined by the NBA. Silver said in a New York news conference the investigation concluded that it was Sterling’s voice on the recording, and Silver said Sterling conceded that it was his voice. The commissioner also said that Sterling had never been fined or suspended before by the league for any previous actions, but said his history will be taken into account when the board of governors decides whether it will force him to sell. Sterling may not attend games or practices or be present at the Clippers facility. He also cannot participate in any decisions pertaining to the team or attend board of governors meetings. Silver, in the first major test of his tenure as commissioner, said he expects to get the votes he needs to force Sterling to sell the team. Silver, in handing down what is believed to be the league’s harshest sanctions, called it a “painful moment” for the NBA. This all is happening as the Clippers are in the middle of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, which is tied at 2-2. Game 5 of the series was Tuesday at 7:30 PDT at Staples
Center in Los Angeles. Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, also an Orange County Register contributor, praised Silver’s decision in a gathering of former and current players in Los Angeles. “I’m thrilled with the outcome,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I think most of the players I’ve spoken to since the press conference feel the same way.” Lakers guard Steve Nash also spoke with the group, which included Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, who worked with the NBA Players Association on the Sterling issue. “This is a proud day for all of us players, for our league,” Nash said. Several sponsors announced Monday that they were ending or suspending their relationships with the Clippers because of Sterling’s comments. Some groups planned protests before Tuesday’s game. Former Laker Magic Johnson was dragged into the scandal when Sterling made comments about his girlfriend posting a photo with him on Instagram. Johnson reacted by saying he and his wife, Cookie, never would attend another Clippers game while Sterling remained the owner. “Commissioner Silver showed great leadership in banning LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life,” Johnson said Tuesday on Twitter. Shortly after the announcement, visitors to the Clippers’ website found a black page with only white type reading, “WE ARE ONE” and the team’s logo. The Clippers also released a statement, though it was unclear who in the organization it came from: “We wholeheartedly support and embrace the decision by the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver today. Now the healing process begins.”
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SENIOR Susan Mc Rann returns ASU’s serve during the doubles match of Arizona’s 4-2 win against the Sun Devils at LaNelle Robson Tennis Center on April 19. Arizona was selected to the NCAA tournament on Tuesday and will head to Athens, Ga., to play No. 42 Florida State.
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No. 23 Arizona women’s tennis (17-5) will head to Athens, Ga., to face the Florida State Seminoles (15-12) in the first round of the Division I NCAA Tournament on May 9. This is Arizona’s 22nd NCAA tournament and eighth under head coach Vicky Maes. “Honestly, I am a little bit disappointed,” Maes said. “We really did not want a region where we will potentially be facing the No. 1 team in the country. I think we have done much better than to deserve that particular region, but it is what it is.” The Intercollegiate Tennis Association currently ranks Florida State No. 42 in the country. Juniors Kerrie Cartwright and Daneika Borthwick lead the team with singles records of 22-13 and 1813, respectively, and were both named to All-ACC teams. “Clearly, we have a tough matchup with Florida State,” Maes said. “They are a very good team and have been ranked
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With 64 teams in the tournament, the Wildcats expected to travel, but not necessarily more than 1,500 miles across the country. “Traveling on the road is always challenging, but traveling across the country — time difference, the humidity — it is not an easy place to travel to, but we have been to Georgia before,” Maes said. “Our kids are excited to go to the tournament, and we are just going to play to the best of our ability.” Although Georgia seems to be a huge roadblock on the Wildcats’ path, Maes is only focused on the first round matchup. “We first need to get past Florida State, and they are a very good team, so I am not going to focus at all on the second round; we need to get past the first round,” Maes said. “If we do get the opportunity to play Georgia, then we go out there and play with nothing to lose.”
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in the top 20 for most of the season. To be honest, I’m very disappointed in the region, but we have to recover from it and deal with it to do the best that we can.” If the Wildcats can get past their first round matchup against Florida State, they may have to play Georgia, which is the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament. “I think we are all a little surprised that we are going to Georgia, but we also have the opportunity to play the No. 1 team with the No. 1 rank,” senior Susan Mc Rann said. “We obviously are going to go out there and give it our best shot and hopefully make the Sweet Sixteen.” The Wildcats were dominant, 14-0, at home this season and must transfer that momentum if they want to advance in the tournament. “We have had a really good year, so first of all it is exciting that we made the NCAA Tournament,” senior Kim Stubbe said. “Being there and giving us another opportunity to shine will be fantastic, and we just need to make the most out of it.”
n Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver cleaned up the nasty mess he had inherited, banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Silver gave Sterling a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine. That’s chump change for someone like Sterling, but it was the maximum fine. Yes, Sterling will still own the team, paying players and cashing checks, but he has been banned from going to NBA games or practices and entering the Clippers’ facility, and he cannot go to NBA board of governors meetings or participate in “any other league activity.” The NBA will also try to force him to sell. Fox News reported that Sterling said he won’t sell the Clippers, but there’s no real point to him owning the team any more. Silver picked up where his predecessor, David Stern, had failed. Sterling has a history of racial issues and it’s great that an NBA commissioner finally stepped up and did what is necessary in 2014 (or really 2004, 1994, 1984, etc.). Sterling settled a lawsuit brought by the federal government alleging he avoided renting to black and Latino people. He paid $2.725 million, the largest award the Justice Department has won in a housing discrimination suit involving apartment rentals. In a separate lawsuit, former Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor, who is black, accused Sterling of running “a Southern plantation-type structure” for the Clippers. Sterling should have been stripped of his ownership long ago. If Sterling was allowed to remain in control, it would have been a disaster. Drafted players would refuse to play for the Clippers — like they were being drafted to fight in Vietnam, not getting millions to play games — and no one would sign with the team and players stuck there would be labeled Uncle Toms. Also, the timing of Sterling’s comments was extremely awkward. They came at a time when the first round of the normally painfully long NBA playoffs were producing thrilling first round match-ups, and in the middle of the latest equality
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aseball teams led by mentally tough upperclassmen are the ones that compete for the College World Series championship. This Arizona team doesn’t have that. Head coach Andy Lopez needs to clean house to start the process over with the current underclassmen. In 2012, when Arizona captured the CWS title, it had worked the previous two years to get to the point to where it could legitimately compete. In 2012, Arizona’s ace pitcher was Kurt Heyer. The then-junior was in his third season as the main pitcher and he had built up a fortitude that made him a bulldog on the mound. Arizona also had juniors Alex Mejia, Seth Mejias-Brean and Robert Refsnyder, who were talented batters and could gut out a needed hit. This Wildcat team is led by juniors and seniors — who were part of that 2012 team — who just don’t have the same gutsiness as the upperclassmen before them. Maybe if they did, they wouldn’t have lost 10 games so far by two or fewer runs. For goodness’ sake, a player allegedly showed up to a game drunk the same weekend the team
was scheduled to play Mississippi State, the national champion runner ups. The fact is this Arizona baseball team is actually led by its freshmen and sophomores. Its best player is a walk-on: sophomore outfielder Scott Kingery, who is actually playing out of position and is maybe the team’s best defensive infielder. Underclassmen such as Kingery, Zach Gibbons and Bobby Dalbec are extremely talented, but they don’t have the grit yet to lead a college baseball team. Like them, current upperclassmen Trent Gilbert and Riley Moore were starters as underclassmen, but because their team was led by tough upperclassmen, the young players’ abilities were not as crucial. Maybe these upperclassmen have checked out since they have already won the championship. So it’s time for Lopez to dump the extra baggage and tell his juniors they’re no longer needed here. If he’s nice, he’ll let them return as bench players, but why waste another year when you can be building for the future?
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rizona baseball is much better than its 18-25 record. The Wildcats are leading the Pac-12 Conference in batting average (.285), hits (415) and stolen bases (49). Injuries to key members of the pitching staff, coupled with the absence of head coach Andy Lopez during the fall season due to heart surgery, caused what was expected to be a productive year for the program to develop into its worst season since 2006, when it finished with a 27-28 record. If the Wildcats hadn’t suffered so many injuries, especially when it came to pitching, then numerous close games this season would have gone the UA’s way. Arizona has played 15 games decided by two runs or fewer, and 10 that were decided by one. The Wildcats are seven games below .500 and have the second-worst record in the
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league. The postseason is nearly out of the picture for the slumping Wildcats. Instead of striving for this year’s playoffs, a more attainable goal would be to end the season above .500. Looking forward, the question that comes to mind is how Arizona will make sure that another disappointing season won’t follow. It could try to clean the clubhouse with a purge of coaches and players, but in this situation, it would simply be foolish to purge a team of such potential. This year’s MLB Draft will inevitably serve as some type of natural purge, but actively dismissing coaches or players could disrupt the evolving chemistry of the team and prove to be detrimental to the future of the program. Just because Arizona’s offense and defense didn’t gel together this year doesn’t mean that next season will yield the same results. If key arms return healthy and the Wildcats are able to complement their explosive offense with lightsout pitching, then next year will give the UA a chance to redeem itself and live up to its high standard of excellence.
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SOFTBALL PAC-12 POWER RANKINGS
Ducks hold on to Pac-12 lead BY ROBERTO PAYNE The Daily Wildcat
1. Oregon (44-5, 17-1)
At the rate it’s currently going, I’m not quite sure if anyone in the country can stop Oregon. The No. 1 Ducks have a 10-game winning streak.
2. UCLA Bruins (44-4, 15-3)
UCLA has rebounded nicely after losing two out of three games to Oregon almost a month ago and has even matched Oregon’s win total. CARLOS HERRERA/THE DAILY WILDCAT
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ARIZONA JUNIOR utility Hallie Wilson (5) hits a solo home run during Arizona’s 8-3 win against Utah at Hillenbrand Stadium on Sunday. The Wildcats have won six in a row.
ARIZONA FRESHMAN infielder Willie Calhoun (11) walks off the field after being grounded out at second base during the 9th inning of Arizona’s 7-0 loss against ASU at Hi Corbett Field on Saturday. Arizona has lost five of its last six.
3. Arizona State (42-7, 11-3)
ASU has held firm in the top five nationally, and here at No. 3 of the power rankings. This weekend’s series against Oregon is the perfect opportunity to move up.
4. Arizona (39-9, 12-6) After losing the Pac-12 series to ASU, Arizona baseball has dropped five of its last six games. Arizona men’s golf finished ninth at the Pac-12 Championships at home at The Gallery Golf Club’s North Course in Marana, Ariz. The Indiana Pacers, the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, are one game away from being ousted in the first round. Indiana lost to the eighthseeded Atlanta Hawks on Monday at home 107-97. Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert averaged 10.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game during the regular season, but hasn’t scored in double digits in the series. Hibbert also grabbed four or fewer rebounds in four out of the five games played against the Hawks so far. The San Jose Sharks had a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they fell 4-1 on the road Monday night, forcing a game seven. Only three teams in league history have been able to come back from a 0-3 hole to win a series. If they can’t close out game seven, it’s going to be a long and sour offseason in San Jose.
BY JOEY PUTRELO The Daily Wildcat
Arizona softball junior first baseman Hallie Wilson was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time this season. Wilson hit .533 with a pair of multi-home run games and 11 runs scored. Her efforts helped lead Arizona to victories in all five games played last week, including a doubleheader versus New Mexico State and a sweep against Utah. The No. 8 women’s golf team earned its 22nd NCAA Regional Selection in a row. After capping off March with a first place finish at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Golf Invitational, the team carried its momentum throughout April. Arizona has placed in the top five in its last three tournaments played. Over the weekend, the Wildcats tied for second with USC at the Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship in Corvallis, Ore. Once again it is late April and we’re asking ourselves, who is going to stop the Miami Heat? The Heat have to be licking their chops at their competition in the Eastern Conference. Entering the postseason, the Indiana Pacers looked like they could be the knight to slay the dragon, but they’ve been subpar against Atlanta.
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The 10 days off did not hurt Arizona, which won all five of its games over the last week. The UA now has a three-game series on the road against Washington that will show head coach Mike Candrea exactly what kind of team he has.
5. Washington (28-12, 8-8)
The Huskies really needed to catch a break, and their series
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against Oregon State gave them just that. If Washington’s offense can expose the Arizona pitching staff this weekend, it can surprise the Wildcats.
6. Utah (23-24, 5-15)
You can’t blame Utah’s hustle this season; it just doesn’t have the talent to defeat the top tier teams in the Pac-12. It has shown a lot of fight in conference play, though.
7. Stanford (27-21, 3-15)
Stanford was 24-6 out of conference and only 3-15 in conference play. The Pac-12 is a great softball conference, but the Cardinal has no excuses for all of its losses. To make matters worse, it’s up against UCLA this weekend.
8. California (23-23, 4-12)
Like Stanford, Cal has struggled mightily in Pac-12 conference play.
9. Oregon State (13-29, 3-16)
Oregon State has been the worst team in the Pac-12 all season and would need to win all of its remaining five games just to get to 18 wins. — Follow Roberto Payne @HouseofPayne555
in the end the focus is on how well competitors do. Sports is based on how you play, not what shade your skin color is, at least in the U.S. Jackie Robinson endured horrific treatment when he broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947, but by the time Rosa Parks began the bus boycott in 1955, Robinson had already been voted Most Valuable Player in the National League. By about 1962, the Civil Rights Movement was gaining steam, but Robinson had already been voted into the Hall of Fame. With Sterling gone, sports can get back to sports. — Follow James Kelley @jameskelley520
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First United Methodist Church of Tucson A community of welcome to ALL people. Services Sunday 10 a.m.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Page 12
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Belly dancing troupe brings the fire BY TATIANA TOMICH The Daily Wildcat
omplete with shimmies and hip circle eights, the Fire & Gold Belly Dance troupe will be putting on a free show at Sky Bar on Thursday at 7 p.m. The belly dancing troupe is a collective team that performs Tribal Fusion belly dancing. Its performances mix Egyptian, Arabic and tribal belly dancing styles along with bits of cabaret dance. It began under the direction of Jolie Roberson, a Tucson belly dancing teacher. However, now each member contributes to the troupe’s choreography. “It’s fun, and it’s really different,” said Ashley Grove, a member of the Fire & Gold Belly Dance troupe. “There’s no age limit. There’s no body discrimination. You can be a guy belly dancer. It’s a really cool style of dance.” The Fire & Gold Belly Dance troupe is made up of five female members of different ages. Together, they choose which gigs they take and their dances, and they work together to create new material for their performances. They also create their own costumes. “We sew [our costumes],” Grove said. “There is usually a bra and belt set that coordinates. We’ve used materials like velvet to make skirts. We also made a costume from an Indian sari before.” It was actually the costumes that lured one member of the troupe to belly dancing. “They had such beautiful costumes,” troupe member AJ Reardon said. “I thought, ‘I have to do this just so I can wear those costumes.’” Reardon, who dances under the stage name Sophia Ravenna, was at first hesitant to begin dancing. She said she came up with several excuses and waited eight years until she finally pursued belly dancing. However, now she said that dancing is a gratifying experience for her. “My favorite performance was dancing for the oncology ward at the [University of Arizona Medical Center],” Reardon said. “It’s a wonderful experience to bring dance to those who are struggling with their health, or even in recovery.” The Fire & Gold Belly Dance troupe’s performance on Thursday night will, of course, have a quite different feel, but Reardon said that she loves the atmosphere there as well. She added that it’s a great space for the troupe members to practice new material they have been working on. The stage on Thursday night is open to anyone who
COURTESY OF ASHLEY GROVE
BELLY DANCERS dance at the Tucson Festival of Books on the UA Campus in March. The Fire & Gold Belly Dance troupe performs at venues throughout the Southern Arizona area.
wants to perform. “Thursday night is our monthly open stage at Sky Bar,” Grove said. “Basically, it’s like open mic night but for belly dancers. But if people want to come and do a lyrical piece, like modern or any other kind of dance, they can submit music and sign up for a performance spot.” Grove said that the open stage is a great opportunity for dancers who don’t perform often, because it can be practice for larger shows or a place for beginners to experience the feeling of being onstage. The Fire & Gold Belly Dance troupe, however, has plenty
of practice being onstage. It has recently had a string of performances, including one at the Tucson Festival of Books in March and four at the Pima County Fair last week. It will also be performing this weekend with BreakOut Studios Youth Dance Company in Flowing Wells High School’s auditorium on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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Art, heritage color second Latin film festival at UA BY CHELSEY WADE The Daily Wildcat
The second annual Latin Film Festival kicked off Tuesday night with a movie about Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, “Frida Naturaleza Viva.” The festival aims to promote culture and education through film and spans three consecutive nights. Each night, a different facilitator who has studied the social and political environment surrounding the film’s creation will lead a “charla,” or discussion, following the movie. “We choose movies that provide a platform for discussion between students and professors,” said Melissa Silva, the organizer of the Latin Film Festival. The first film shown, “Frida Naturaleza Viva,” was directed in 1983 by Paul Leduc. The movie, whose title translates to “Frida Still Life,” shows events that influenced Kahlo’s life, including her childhood, health problems, marriage with painter Diego Rivera and political connections to Mexican history. This portrayal of the painter won eight Ariel Awards in Mexico, including best screenplay and best direction. Ariel Awards are the most prestigious cinematic awards in Mexico. Adjunct history professor Rebecca Orozco led the discussion. Drama-thriller “Dulces compañias” will be shown today, presenting a complex crime story. The storyline is based upon political writer Laura Restrepo’s novel, with the story unfolding around the supposed appearance of an angel in a poor neighborhood of a city. Director Óscar Blancarte won the award for Best Direction at the Ourense Independent Film Festival for this 1996 movie. Arturo CLASA FILMS MUNDIALES Chacon will facilitate the night’s THE FILM “Frida Naturaleza Viva” originally premiered in 1983. It is one of the films that will be conversation. shown during the Latin Film Festival. On Thursday, the last night of the festival, director Rafael Montero’s thoughts regarding the film. The films will be screened each 1995 comedy film “Cilantro y The Latin film festival began night at 6 p.m., with a reception perejil” will be shown. Presenting a after a transnational colloquium of light Latin snacks before. The story of couples affected by Mexico’s event in April of last year brought festival is held at the UA’s South economic crisis, together Silva and campus in Cochise College’s the film explores members of the Building 700, room 708. UA South relationships The unique Mexican Consulate. is located in Douglas, Ariz., about within one thing about this The festival currently a two-hour drive south toward family affected partners with the the border. The event is free and festival is that by hardships, Mexican consulate everyone is welcome. each film comes and the driving to create a space for straight from the human question the communication of why people Mexican vault. and understanding — Melissa Silva, stay committed of Latin identity Latin film festival to one another. through film. organizer Following the “The unique thing screening, about this festival is Mexican Consul that each film comes straight from Oscar Holguin will share his the Mexican vault,” Silva said. — Follow Chelsey Wade @DailyWildcat
Psychedelic tunes to lose yourself in
BY SHANNON KURLANDER KAMP Student Radio
inals blow, and missing out on Austin Psych Fest this weekend does not help. Modern psychedelic music is an ode to the past, to times of free love, exploration, Woodstock and experimentation. The hypnotic tunes packed with distortion and wah-wah pedals are more popular now than ever. Inspired by the showcasing artists at Austin Psych Fest, here is a psychedelic playlist to get your mind off of finals and looking toward a summer of love. 1. Boogarins “Lucifernandis” — Brazilian duo Fernando Almeida and Benke Ferraz championed their psych-pop sound on As Plantas Que Curam while recording in their parents’ basements. “Lucifernandis” is a dazed mesh between Tame Impala and Os Mutantes. 2. Thee Oh Sees “Penetrating Eye” — Thee Oh Sees fans barely had a chance to cry, as the band’s indefinite hiatus did not last long at all. Its new album Drop debuted on Record Store Day, adding to its packed catalog. The song is brutal, yet has an innocent chorus full of la-la-las. Thee Oh Sees will not be at Austin Psych Fest, but Drop alto sax player and resident alt babe Mikal Cronin will be performing. 3. The Black Angels “Sunday Evening” — “What if I told you that everything you know isn’t even really true?” The new EP Clear Lake Forest can easily draw comparisons
to The Velvet Underground, which coincidentally has a song called “Sunday Morning.” Perhaps this is part two, the party version? 4. Black Lips “Drive-By Buddy” — The cheeky opening track of their new album, Underneath the Rainbow. The song is very reminiscent of The Monkees with its simple riff, singalong lyrics and use of a stock alarm clock sound. 5. Pink Mountaintops “Sixteen” — Stephen McBean, channeling frontmen like Mick Jagger, sings, “All we want tonight is to fall in love beneath the midnight sky.” The fastpaced single appears on their new album, Get Back, which debuted on Monday. Catch Pink Mountaintops on May 7 at Hotel Congress. 6. Woods “With Light and With Love” — The title track from Woods’ new album pays tribute to the solid jam sessions of ’70s rock ‘n’ roll. Introduced by a scattering guitar scale and offbeat rhythms, the nine-minute song is focused, yet continues to entertain. 7. Holy Wave “Do You Feel It?” — The Austin boys were recently in Tucson playing at KAMP Student Radio and one of the final shows at Topaz. The track from Relax incites immediate head nodding with its syrupy, simple guitar melody. Check out their in-studio on www.kamp. arizona.edu.
— Follow Shannon Kurlander @KAMP_Radio