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Task force addresses concerns over student safety on campus BY JORDAN FOWLER The Daily Wildcat

The UA Student Safety Task Force held a public meeting Wednesday to hear questions and concerns regarding student safety. The audience, which included members of the task force and the UA community in addition to students, were invited to share any thoughts or questions they had about student safety issues. The meeting was led by

Melissa M. Vito, the senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, Kaitlin Thompson, a student regent on the Arizona Board of Regents, Brian Seastone, the Chief of Police for the University of Arizona Police Department, and Kendal Washington White, dean of students and the assistant vice president for student affairs. The task force itself includes representatives from many different groups, including

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UA STUDENT SAFETY TASK FORCE held a public meeting in Gallagher Theater on Wednesday. The meeting was designed to get public feedback from student and parents alike. It was broadcast live for viewers across the state to email in questions for the board.




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As the need for efficient healthcare increases daily, nurse practitioners are in high demand and physicians are learning to share their territory. Although physicians have around four times more training than nurse practitioners, nurse practitioners are fully capable of treating patients in primary care and clinical settings, said Dr. Conrad Clemens, associate dean for graduate medical education program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. “Historically, physicians have felt as if no one can do our job, no one is as good as we are,” Clemens said. Clemens said that nurse practitioners have much more time to spend with patients and there is a good chance you can see a nurse practitioner more quickly than a physician. Nurse practitioners are





MELINDA BURKE, president of the UA Alumni Association, dances with Wilbur at Grad Bash on Wednesday. The association hosted the tailgate party outside the Jim Click Hall of Champions for graduating seniors.

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Students rally to save Pell BY ADRIANA ESPINOSA The Daily Wildcat

The Arizona Student’s Association rallied on the UA Mall on Wednesday in an effort to save the Federal Pell Grant. Shouts of “you deserve Pell” and “raise Pell” could be heard on the Mall as UA students, ASA representatives and Tucson community members and political figures rallied against Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin’s proposed budget. Ryan’s budget proposal would eliminate Federal Pell Grants for college students attending less than half-time, and would severely limit the grants for all other students. “Paul Ryan’s budget would take Pell Grants away from 32,800 students in Arizona,” said Jose Guadalupe, ASA speaker of the house and political science senior. “Students will see a reduction of almost $159 million in Pell Grant funding.” State Sen. David Bradley (D10) was in attendance at the event and said it’s extremely important to invest in the future. Bradley said that cutting off Pell Grants means cutting resources available to the students and public here at the UA, as well as to the other state universities. Jessica Rech, a pre-business junior, shared her own account of financial struggles while attending the UA. When Rech graduated high school, she received the Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards scholarship.

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CHULA ROBERTSON, a global studies senior and an advocate of the Pell Grant, expresses her concern about a lack of financial aid for college students on the UA Mall on Wednesday.

“I thought I had everything paid for — I just needed to buy my books — but that wasn’t the case,” Rech said. “I find out I’m going to have to pay $2,000 each semester out-of-pocket because the university decided to raise their tuition.” Rech said that although she fully supports scholarships, grants and low-interest student loans, she also feels that

universities are increasing tuition rates and that students see no direct effect of that in classrooms or research. The proposed Ryan budget would also freeze Pell Grants for the next 10 years, Guadalupe said. “Ryan’s plan would keep the maximum Pell Grant award at $5,370 for the next decade — a



Amidst tears and laughter, the final ASUA Senate meeting of the semester came to a close Wednesday night. With no new business to discuss besides the appointments made by President-elect Issac Ortega, Executive Vice President-elect Jordan Allison and Administrative Vice President-elect Daniel Douglas, the members of the senate took this last meeting to thank each other. Sen. Diego Alvarez opened by reminiscing about where he was last year and where the Associated Students of the University of Arizona has taken him. “Last year I didn’t do anything with my life really, but this year I ran as senator, and I got in,” Alvarez said. “But now, working with you guys as a senate, we’ve empowered students, represented them, let them know of



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Students showcase business plans BY JORDAN FOWLER The Daily Wildcat

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship will hold its annual New Venture Competition and Showcase this Friday at the Eller College of Management in McClelland Hall. The competition, which is free and open to the public, is a chance for 21 teams of students to share the business plans they have been working on all year with the public and a team of judges for a chance to win monetary prizes, according to Patricia Sias, director of the McGuire Program. The competition and showcase will begin at 9 a.m. Friday with a trade show, where each of the teams will have a booth set up. Guests can walk around and look at each team’s product and ask the team members questions. The first round of pitches will begin at 10 a.m., according to Sias. Each team will give a threeminute pitch for the judges followed by two minutes of Q-and-A. After a break to allow the judges to deliberate, the judges will invite six teams back to do a one-minute reminder pitch followed by 10 minutes of Q-and-A. Julie Forster, the McGuire Program Coordinator, said the goal is to allow students to present their ideas in as many different ways as possible. There are five prizes for which the teams are competing. First prize is $10,000, second prize is $5,000 and third prize is $2,500, all of which will be awarded by the judges. There will also be a People’s Choice Award worth $1,000, which will be decided by a Twitter photo contest. Each team will have a Twitter hashtag displayed with its project at the trade show, so guests can photograph their favorite team and upload it to Twitter with the corresponding hashtag to vote for that team. The Best in Class Award will also be for $1,000. For this award,


ISAAC GEALER LEFT and Jon Rave (right) show off the Howdy stand at the New Venture Competition and Showcase. Howdy is an online marketplace for internship information where students seeking an internship can connect with past interns.

the teams will vote for each other. they’ve accomplished … and their sort of information that they need The students are not required really well-developed venture or to communicate to the judges and businesses,” all the work they’ve done all year to use the prize money to launch investment-ready really comes through in their businesses, their business plans,” although about 30 There’s no strings tied at all. We Forster said. “But I percent of students produce entrepreneurs, not businesses really like the trade do each year, Sias — Patricia Sias, show because it gives said. director of the McGuire Program you a chance to ask a lot “There’s no strings of questions and to see tied at all,” Sias in front of you tangible said. “We produce evidence of what teams have Sias said. entrepreneurs, not businesses.” Forster said her favorite part done all year long.” Sias, who will be the master of Andrew Duy, a second-year ceremonies for the event, said she is the trade show, although she is most looking forward to seeing recognizes the importance of the MBA student in the Eller College of Management, said he has been pitches. each team perform. “[The pitches] focus the working on a fast, affordable and “At the end of the year, this is our big showcase of what students academically on what customized market research


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speech is protected, White added. The UA Student Safety Task Force, which is one branch of FROM PAGE 1 a larger task force for students across the entire state of Arizona, community members, UAPD was created last fall by the Board and Tuscon Police Department of Regents in order to gain a more members and UA Residence Life comprehensive understanding of members. safety issues, Thompson said. Each The task force is going to university in Arizona has a separate consider all of the information it task force which then reports back has gathered and eventually create to the overarching statewide task a report to be submitted to the force. Board of Regents, Vito said. “We really wanted to have a A few issues were brought to data-driven, solutions-focused the attention of the task force. One conversation across the state member brought up the general and identify the best practices,” safety of bikers and pedestrians Thompson said. “One of the on campus. As college campuses coolest things to me is to see each are very densely populated areas, of these task forces do their work. the member questioned what The coolest thing was being done to is when we see protect pedestrians the data is seeing All those things and bikers. the areas where make us stop Dean Saxton, a that institution is a and think religious studies leader.” senior known by what can we The next step many as Brother do differently. after this meeting, Dean, was — Kaitlin Thompson, according to Vito, mentioned by student regent is to see how another member the information of the audience. gathered at the She said she feels meeting fits with personally attacked when she what the task force has already walks by him and he is yelling. been looking at. Members will She wondered what could be done then begin to determine what they to prevent him from shouting at do well and where there might be students who are walking to class. some gaps. This issue, however, was “We worry about things when an immediately addressed by White. incident comes up, a student death “The thing about the First or injuries or student is transported Amendment and free speech is to hospital. … All those things make that when we like it, we love the us stop and think what can we do First Amendment,” White said, differently and how can we address “but when we don’t like what it,” Vito said. people are saying, then it becomes problematic.” Parameters have been set for the UA Mall preachers but they are — Follow Jordan Fowler unable to stop them because the @JordanFowler7



resources available and helped them be sustainable.” Sen. Zachary Miller also said ASUA played an important role in his life. “I wasn’t really involved in anything before this,” Miller said. “This was really the stepping stone into becoming the man I am today. The relationships we’ve created are things we’re going to remember for the rest of our lives.” Sen. Christopher Seffren also emphasized how close all of the senators became during the year. “We’re not just a senate, we’re not just a governing body, we’re family,” Seffren said. “It’s been an unreal experience, and I’m glad I got to know you guys.” Barely holding back tears, Sen. Dakota Staren thanked her fellow senators. “I loved working with you guys, and I still don’t want to move out of my desk,” Staren said. “This has been such an incredible experience that not many people get, and I’m so grateful to have had it.” Many of the senators also took the time to thank Brian Seastone, the Chief of the University of Arizona Police Department, especially Ortega. “It’s really rare to find somebody who gives a lot to a lot of people without ever wavering, and I’m looking forward to working closely with you next year,” Ortega said. Executive Vice President Danielle Novelly expressed her

program called uVenturous for the past year along with three other students. He said he is excited to see everybody’s ventures together as the end result of a year’s worth of work. “It’s a little nerve-racking putting your ideas out there in front of everybody, but it’s something we’ve kind of gotten used to over the course of this program,” Duy said. “It’s a lot of hard work going into it.”


EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Danielle Novelly attends the final ASUA Senate meeting for the 2013-14 school year. New senators for the 2014-2015 academic year will be sworn in today.

every single day you were in the office.” Anderson also congratulated the rest of the senate, thanking them for their hard work. “All of you guys are going to do special things, regardless of what you choose to do in the future,” Anderson said. “You all have a knack for making this campus better, making sure those 40,000 students you represent have a voice, the 10 of you are their voice, and I saw that you genuinely care about them.” Finally, the meeting concluded with each senator saying the word “bang” so that this year’s ASUA senate members could say they went out with a bang.

gratitude to Seastone as well, having to pause often to cry. “Thank you so much for everything over the last two years; it’s pretty much a thankless job that you do,” Novelly said. “I always know that no matter what, you’ll be there. This relationship is an awesome one, and it’s one that I will cherish forever.” Novelly also broke down while thanking her Chief of Staff, Daniel Anderson , but Anderson picked up with a thank-you of his own. “I cannot imagine my year going another way with me not being at your side,” Anderson said. “You did it, you did it successfully, you shook the dirt off your shoulders, you took the shit and you touched lives

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Professor, students look to educate on Cinco de Mayo safety, traditions BY ELIZABETH EATON The Daily Wildcat

One UA professor is seeking to remind people that Cinco de Mayo isn’t just an excuse to drink, and that there are health concerns surrounding the holiday. Roberto Rodriguez , an assistant professor in the department of Mexican American studies, is hosting “Taking Back Cinco: Cinco de Mayo Health Awareness Day,” along with his cultural nutrition class. The event is set to take place Saturday at Food Conspiracy Co-op on Fourth Avenue. Rodriguez said he began searching for healthy food options when he learned he had diabetes. “I remember when I first got diabetes, I felt like I couldn’t eat anything,” Rodriguez said. Inspired by his quest to find healthy and delicious food, Rodriguez began putting together food awareness events, or “Ultimate Food Fights,” with his cultural nutrition class four years ago. Another primary objective of the event is also to educate people about what Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates. Luis Saldana, a criminal justice senior, will present on the historical background of Cinco de Mayo. The day is not a celebration of Mexican independence, as he and many others believed, but a celebration of the underdog Mexican army’s victory over the French army in 1862 . The students also want to impart the message that the day should not simply be an excuse to drink.


ANNA UÑEA, a senior studying Mexican American studies and political science, discusses the upcoming “Taking Back Cinco” Cinco de Mayo Health Awareness Day event that professor Roberto Rodriguez and his class are putting together for Saturday. Uñea will cook for the event.

“Alcohol companies have hijacked the holiday to promote alcohol and drunkenness, more than the actual battle,” said Danny Marks, a history senior. To emphasize this point and “take back Cinco,” a sobriety run will kick off the event at 8 a.m. from the Food Co-op. The run is meant to be ceremonious and raise awareness about alcohol issues affecting Tucson communities, such as the



figure that covers less than one third of college costs,” Guadalupe said. Sara Mattio, ASA representative and regional development junior, said she

prevalence of liquor stores. One topic discussed in the class is the holistic nature of health, said Monica Contreras, a sophomore studying Mexican American studies. “It’s incorporating your mind, body and spirit, not just the physical aspects of it, but being conscious of your body and every component of it,” Contreras said. “That’s what the run is trying to emphasize.”

feels that students are underrepresented and believes that ASA will restore student rights. “In Arizona, there is a big issue with student representation,” Mattio said, “and you can see that by looking at all the attacks on higher education.” Among those protesting Ryan’s budget

After the run, there will be a healthy food festival at 10 a.m. featuring dishes such as carne asada, veggie tacos and fruit cocktails. While the food is being sampled, the students will give cooking demonstrations and educate attendees on the high rates of obesity and diabetes in the community. “Southern Arizona is plagued not just by alcoholism, but … [also by] one of the highest

was Dr. Randall Friese, an associate professor of surgery and the associate medical director at the University of Arizona Medical Center. “My low-interest-rate student loans that I received enabled me to go to college, to go to medical school and become the physician I always wanted

rates of diabetes in the world,” Rodriguez said. “For Cinco de Mayo, there’s a lot of food, and a lot of it is bad food.” For this event, much of the food the students will cook with is organic and comes from local sources such as the Food Co-op and Manzo Elementary’s garden. Along with samples of food, the students will unveil a cookbook at the event called “Ricas Raíces” that features healthy spins on traditional Latin American food such as the Three Sisters Soup. For Kelsey Berryhill, a creative writing and communication senior, one of the most important aspects of the event and the class as a whole is being aware of tradition. “They were traditionally celebrating a battle, but that tradition has slipped from it,” Berryhill said. “That connects back to the cookbook, which has mostly traditional recipes and ingredients and relates to the core values of what Cinco de Mayo is supposed to be.” Rodriguez said the event serves multiple purposes because it educates on both the culture and healthy eating surrounding Cinco de Mayo. “I mean, it isn’t a pleasant topic, about southern Arizona having these sky high rates [of diabetes], but we have to do something about it, and this is one small way,” Rodriguez said. “The idea is not simply to teach people to eat healthy, but to live healthy.”

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Anti-vax support is anti-facts BY MIKI JENNINGS The Daily Wildcat


ver the years, more and more people have announced their stance against vaccines. The Internet has only made it easier for skeptics to spread misleading information and recruit more allies against vaccinating children. Today, countless parents are making their anti-vax stance known and speaking out against the “dangers.” I mostly see it in “mommy” blogs from parents who don’t have significant science-based experience. “Seriously, it’s not anyone’s business but MINE if I vaccinate my kids or not,” Stephanie Precourt wrote on Babble. com, a website for parents. I disagree. I’m one of those people who was kept up to date on their vaccinations, and I think it’s the business of anyone and everyone who comes in contact with a child potentially carrying a dangerous virus because their parents didn’t get them vaccinated. On her personal blog, “Adventures in Babywearing,” Precourt wrote that she became anti-vaccine after one of her sons developed Doose Syndrome. The thing is, there isn’t sufficient scientific evidence to suggest that vaccines cause that illness. Jenny McCarthy is one of the most vocal celebrities fighting against vaccination. For years, she has been telling the public that vaccinations like the MMR vaccine may have contributed to her son developing autism. She has since attempted to backpedal, claiming that she was never anti-vaccine but rather prefers moderation and a custom-made vaccine schedule for each child . McCarthy’s inconsistent behavior is irresponsible because of her celebrity status and influence over the public. In response, plenty of people are speaking out against McCarthy in an attempt to re-educate the public and reveal her mindless ranting and raving for what it is. Someone has even gone so far to create the Jenny McCarthy Body Count website, which lists how many illnesses and deaths have occurred since 2007 (when McCarthy began speaking out) that could have been prevented by vaccines. People who rally against vaccinations create an active threat to children whose immune systems can’t protect them and those who are too young to be vaccinated. They create unsafe environments for others because they refuse to believe scientific proof that vaccines do much more good than harm. Some extremists simply take natural parenting too far. They believe living a more natural lifestyle is the best option for their families. Their parenting includes cloth diapers and mindful product purchasing, but not illnesspreventing vaccines. Alicia Silverstone writes in her new book,“The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning,” that more and more parents are claiming that their children were “never the same” after being vaccinated . It’s true, they weren’t the same. They were changed for the better, because they were immunized against illnesses that have plagued generations before us. Personally, I think it’s great that we don’t have to worry about polio damaging our muscles and nerves anymore. And yet, despite being considered “eliminated” in 2000, there has been a recent resurgence of Measles in New York and North Carolina, among other places. This shouldn’t be, because you can easily protect yourself from Measles with the combination MMR vaccine, which also protects against Mumps and Rubella. Websites like VacTruth post frightening photos of illnessriddled children and blame it all on vaccinations, without addressing the deaths that could be prevented by them. They also post articles with biased language and tell their readers that folks who support vaccines are just working for “Big Pharma.” Sure, vaccinations are unnatural. But so are cars. So are grocery stores. So is deodorant. Unnatural is not automatically more evil or better than its natural counterpart.

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Republicans refuse to see elephant in the room BY ERIC KLUMP The Daily Wildcat


hen discussing Cliven Bundy or other fallen political heroes, I think of a small child who is slowly learning what hurts him. He runs up to the stove with an eager curiosity and puts his hand on the hot stovetop, or plays with an aggressive dog he’s unfamiliar with. Both times he’s given a painful response to his curiosity. In regard to Bundy, the child is the Tea Party and other conservative supporters who eagerly flock to support a like-minded individual or cause. Bundy — like many of these political heroes — is the stovetop, and when he says something offensive the supporters recoil like they’ve been burned. The Republican Party has created political heroes time and time again. It makes examples of the struggles that it is a part of — in this case, the battle with a federal government it sees as too large — and then recoils away when that person’s barely hidden character flaws come to the surface. However, Bundy is far from

the first person to be called a patriot and then pushed away like a leper. Why does the right wing allow these people to become cause leaders in the first place? Bundy came to national prominence in early April, when the Bureau of Land Management tried to seize 500 cattle from him because they had crossed into federal lands. It was the latest move in a 20-year-long battle in which Bundy refused to pay BLM for land around his ranch, which is too small for the cattle that he has. The livestock seizure brought out supporters from across the country who saw themselves as supporting Bundy’s battle with a federal organization gone too far. He had politicians and pundits expressing support for his fight. However, that all started to change with a New York Times piece, and worsened with an ill-advised press conference. “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” Bundy said to the New York Times, as he got into his rant. “I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? … They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Bundy and other people who of the federal government oppose the federal government has been noticed by others. A Reuters article written by — a significant part of the Bill Schneider discussed the Republican voting base — racial makeup of today’s voting have their roots in racism, to a blocks. certain degree. “The division in opinion This resentment of the over government helps explain federal government was in two seemingly contradictory part born out of Civil War-era trends in American politics,” battle cries for states’ rights, Schneider wrote. as the South “On the one hand, feared the Why does the there has been a government right wing steady decline in putting allow these racial bigotry. On an end to people to the other hand, slavery, and racial division later, when become cause in U.S. politics the federal leaders? has grown wider. government African-American stepped in voters remain and forced overwhelmingly Democratic the South to comply with while whites have become desegregation and civil rights. Today, that mentality is echoed more and more Republican.” So then, which of the two in the fight against the federal answers is it? Ignorance? Or government’s push of the appealing to a radical base? Affordable Care Act. As much as I would like it It isn’t shocking that a rural to be the former, the longer anti-federal government the cycle continues, the rancher could hold racist more I have to see it as the views. However, if it was latter. Unfortunately, until a possibility, why did the Republican Party and Republicans support him in candidates are willing to not the first place and why were pander to this group, there will they so eager to turn and run always be room for idiots and when this came to light? racists. I would argue ignorance as a possible answer — that these politicians don’t know about the people they turn into leaders. — Eric Klump is a journalism But the potential connection senior. Follow him @ericklump between racism and a hatred

YOUR VIEWS From “‘Trends men love’ part of patriarchal problem” (by Maura Higgs, April 29) It’s particularly odd that this author blames men for these articles when these articles are typically written by women, for women. If you don’t want men to view you as “eye candy,” then you can either dress appropriately or not care about how you’re being dressed. In reality, no man cares about your looks. It’s your identity, and why should you care what other people think about what you’re wearing? — StopBeingaManHater From “Patient profs win over hard knock mentality” (by Jesus Luna Tarazon, April 29) Speaking as an instructor who has taught on this campus for more than [a]

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and coworkers? Do you think you should be rewarded for coming to work on time with a monetary bonus? — Guest From “Jolly Old St. Nick really tyrant, bully” (by Logan Rogers, April 30) It’s funny how NORAD has the ability to track Santa every Christmas and let everyone know where he is, but we’ve yet to actually shoot him down for violating American airspace. Thanks, Obama. — KillKrisKringle

decade, I would suggest that we do even more handholding. We should be more understanding… When Johnny gets really drunk on Thursday night and sends an email to the TA or professor stating, “Yo, too hungover for class. Send me the notes” on Friday afternoon, we should indeed do this. We should post everything on the D2l, because, hey let’s face it, if you do come to class, your laptop will be used for updating your Facebook profile and maybe some online shopping. Furthermore, I think we should all give extra credit. Give it for coming to class! Give it for opening your notebook! Oh, and let’s talk about study guides (my personal favorite)… “Tell me exactly what I’ll tested on” or “What is the format of the exam?” Do you really think “real life” is going to be full of understanding bosses

Modern Santa may represent commercialism and consumerism, but that’s not what he originally stood for. At his core Santa represents the hope for justice; that the nice will be rewarded and the naughty will be punished. It’s fitting, then, that children soon discover that there is no justice other than the whims of their parents, and that the rich kids will always have a better Christmas. — Russell Doner

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A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for being a minor in possession of alcohol on Saturday at 2 p.m. Two University of Arizona Police Department officers were sent to check on a man on the corner of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard who was stumbling around and seemed distraught. As the officers approached, they noticed the man trip and fell onto a bench. When they reached the man, the officers asked him what was wrong. The man said that he’d gotten in a fight with his girlfriend at a date dash and looked as if he was about to cry. As the officers talked to the man, they noticed that his eyes appeared watery and bloodshot, and his speech was slurred. The officers then asked the man if he’d been drinking. He replied, “Yes, but just only a little,” and claimed that he’d only had two shots of vodka at Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. The student was then informed that he would be referred to the Dean of Students Office and was taken back to his room at Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall.

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A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for being a minor in possession at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday. A UAPD officer noticed a man wearing shorts, a Hawaiian shirt and a towel stumbling as he crossed the street to First Street and Highland Avenue. Finding it suspicious, the officer followed the man until he was sighted again, urinating on the side of the Chi Omega sorority house. The officer could not directly see this because there was a shrub blocking the view, but the officer could tell that his hands were near his crotch. Several seconds later, the man tilted his head back and let out a big sigh, and then began moving his right arm in a forward to back motion. The officer then requested another officer to perform a welfare check on the man after he left the sorority house. Before tracking down the suspect, the officer investigated the scene where the man was believed to have urinated and observed “liquid spray” on the wall of the sorority house that slightly smelled of urine. The man was finally stopped near Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall by another officer, who could smell alcohol on the man’s breath. The officer then read the man his Miranda Rights, and asked him if he understood. He replied, “Yeah.” To confirm the man understood, the officer asked, “Does that mean yes?” The man responded with, “Yes.” The man was asked where he was coming from, but could not remember. The officer had to repeat the question multiple times before the man remembered that he had come from the Kappa Sigma fraternity house. The man claimed he had only drank “a little beer.” When asked to be more specific, the man said he had drank three to four Coors beers around 1:30 p.m. and had gotten the alcohol from some friends that were over 21. The man was then diverted to the Dean of Students Office for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

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becoming more prevalent in primary care because they have the ability to diagnose, treat and often prescribe medication to patients, depending on the state, according to Clemens. Heather Carlisle, an acute care nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor at the UA, said she believes that nurse practitioners look at patients as a whole, with a broader perspective, and don’t focus solely on diagnosis. “There is a stereotype that physicians don’t spend enough time with patients,” Carlisle said, “but nurse practitioners have less pressure to see more patients.” Sometimes it can take up to a week to get an appointment to see your physician, while it may take only a day or so to see a nurse practitioner in the same office, Clemens said. Carlisle said the growing demand for nurse practitioners is because people are now working to improve their health after neglecting it due to nationwide health care struggles. Laura Bassi, a nursing junior, said she chose to pursue a career in nursing because she has a passion for medicine, but also because she wants more patient interaction than what

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Jeremy Goral (right), nurse clinical leader at the University Medical Center, shows registered nurse Briana Hernandez (left) how to use some of the medical equipment at UMC on Wednesday afternoon. Nurse practitioners are increasingly being used to fill primary care roles.

doctors have. “I love that nurses get to make real connections with patients,” Bassi said. While students that graduate from the nursing program at UA

can go directly into an entry level nursing position at a hospital or primary care office, becoming a nurse practitioner requires a bit more schooling and training. After receiving a Bachelor of

Science in Nursing, a potential nurse practitioner would go back to school and complete 74 credits, 1,000 practice immersion hours and a scholarly project, according to the UA

College of Nursing website. Sara Ameli, a nursing senior and the president of Student Nurses at the UA, is starting the nurse practitioner program in August. Ameli said that she originally wanted to become a doctor and attend medical school, started looking into other options after she volunteered at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and saw the interns come to work exhausted every day. Nurse practitioners have the ability to specialize, and the UA program focuses on pediatrics, family and acute care. Ameli said that she is pursuing the family route, and hopes to work in a clinic or primary care office in the future. “One of the reasons I like the nurse practitioner route better is because it’s focused on education and prevention,” Ameli said. Bassi said that she plans to go straight into nursing after graduating, working in an emergency department to gain valuable experience before she goes back to school. “I love the opportunities that nursing offers,” Bassi said. “We can work anywhere in the world, in any field of medicine.”

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Toothache leads to heartache One man’s odyssey from tooth infection, to heart failure, to emergency surgery leaves him high on life and deep in debt BY DARA FARHADI The Daily Wildcat


n April of last year, Bryan Chabot, a 27-year-old from East Tucson, wasn’t feeling well. With symptoms of high fever and vomiting, he was constantly drowsy and tired, said Nichole Romeo, Bryan Chabot’s fiancee. At the time, Bryan Chabot wasn’t eligible for Arizona’s state insurance, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, since he was legally childless, so the family attempted to diagnose him themselves. They guessed valley fever, but they were wrong. Around June, Bryan Chabot was feeling worse. The doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital diagnosed Bryan Chabot with endocarditis — an infection found in the inner layer of the heart. It derived from a tooth infection Bryan Chabot was harboring. “I’ve pulled my own teeth to avoid the dentist,” said Bryan Chabot. “You don’t know how many times I walked out of the dentist’s office before being seen.” This time, there was no walking out. An oral surgeon came and pulled three of Bryan Chabot’s infected teeth. But he still wasn’t in the clear. Serious heart problems remained. For six weeks in the hospital, doctors gave him antibiotics for his nowinfected aortic valve. In the midst of treatment, the doctors at St. Joseph’s also found an aneurysm on his aorta, the main blood vessel that branches off the heart. An aneurysm can cause the walls of the vessel to weaken, and a tear in the aorta wall can be fatal in minutes. Still without insurance, the


BRYAN CHABOT LIES IN a bed at the University of Arizona Medical Center. Chabot underwent two high-risk heart surgeries, which were performed by Sreekumar Subramanian, an assistant professor in the department of surgery.

family went home. “He was getting really bad side pains, couldn’t keep food down, had trouble breathing, [and was] sweating and swelling,” said Dave Chabot, Bryan Chabot’s father. From there, Bryan Chabot’s condition went downhill fast. “His blood sugar was really low and he was hallucinating,” Romeo said. “He went into diabetic shock and crashed, crashed again, and went into the Intensive Care Unit.” Bryan Chabot had congestive heart failure. The doctors placed him on a ventilator and put him into a medically induced coma because his liver, kidneys and respiration were also failing, Romeo said. “Bryan needed surgery, but the St. Joe’s surgeon told me

was transferred to the he was too sick to operate,” University of Arizona Medical she said. Center, where Dr. Sreekumar Not only did the family Subramanian was need a heart willing to operate. surgeon, “One of the they needed You never things about being insurance. So know how at the University of Dave Chabot your life can Arizona Medical spoke twice to change in a Center is that we Arizona Gov. don’t want to be Jan Brewer, year’s time. ... turning down asking for It changes in patients that emergency a heartbeat. are sent to us,” AHCCCS for — Dave Chabot, Subramanian his son. Dave father of Bryan Chabot said. “We have the Chabot also special expertise to spoke with be able to do these KVOA News operations. We are not going 4 Tucson, which published let a 27-year-old patient die. an article describing Bryan We’re going to give him the Chabot’s desperate situation. best shot at survival.” “But nothing was The best shot was not to happening, and we didn’t have rush, Subramanian said. much time,” Dave Chabot said. They needed most of his On Oct. 26, Bryan Chabot

organs to stabilize for a higher chance of surviving after the surgery. Further complicating the situation, the doctors discovered he had a narrowing of his aorta, which they determined to be genetic. Subramanian concluded that Bryan Chabot needed not one, but two high-risk surgeries. His chance for mortality, Subramanian said, was 50 percent. On Nov. 1, Subramanian performed the first surgery to replace Bryan Chabot’s destroyed aortic valve. With the new valve in place, Bryan Chabot’s failing organs began to recover. It was good news, but he wasn’t done. The second surgery addressed two problems: Bryan Chabot’s narrowed aortic vessel and the aneurysm, which the family and doctors believe came from an ATV accident Bryan Chabot had when he was 12, Subramanian said. The second surgery was successful, and Bryan Chabot recovered enough to share Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Bryan Chabot, who recently returned to work as a land surveyor, said the experience taught him and his family two things. One: Hospital bills are unfathomably expensive. “Just the last one was for $570,000,” Bryan Chabot said with an astonished grin. Two: Don’t sweat the small stuff. “You never know how fast your life can change in a year’s time,” Dave Chabot said. “It changes in a heartbeat.”

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UA students are putting an Internet meme to the test as part of an evidence-based medicine class. The meme claims that, according to a study, having a woman on a man’s lap while he bench presses will allow him to perform more repetitions due to an increase in testosterone levels, which supports strength and muscle growth over time. “This meme has been floating around the Internet for a while,” said Austin McEvoy, a journalism senior and former employee of the Daily Wildcat. “I looked for the study on PubMed and the data does not exist, so we decided to test it ourselves.” In addition to testing the meme, the project is intended to help students to understand how experiments work. McEvoy’s group had to decide on the appropriate controls, proper design and general practical considerations for the experiment. “This class is all about learning how to use the scientific method in medicine and in ordinary life,” said Joanna Masel, an associate professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology GRACE PIERSON/THE DAILY WILDCAT and the instructor of the course. “The key to the JENKIN WILLIAMS, a trombone performance sophomore, scientific method is reproducibility.” This is an area where researchers still sometimes bench presses while research assistant Jocelyn Cruz, a molecular and cellular biology junior, sits on his lap. The two struggle today. Conducted in 1996, one of the most famous are part of an experiment to test an Internet meme. priming psychology studies reported that thinking about intelligence-related concepts such as a graduate student in the department of EEB and “professor” would influence individuals’ test scores the teaching assistant for the course. beneficially compared to thinking about a concept For their experiment, the student researchers unrelated to intelligence, like randomly selected men at the “football hooligan.” However, UA Campus Recreation Center We need the results of the experiments to perform two trials. Each man have not been replicable. In performed a control trial with no to conduct April 2013, a study published in woman, and a trial with a woman experiments PLOS ONE, showed that nine sitting on their lap. The team then in a way separate experiments were compared the number of reps done that makes unable to reproduce the results in each trial. our answers of the 1996 study. After 20 trials, 70 percent of the Type I errors, meaning false men did better with the woman reliable. — Parris Humphrey, positives, can lead to future on their lap, 15 percent did worse graduate student in experiments being built on and 15 percent showed no change. EEB department faulty foundations, said Joe The students are still performing Watkins, a professor in the statistical analysis to determine if the department of mathematics results are significant. and the chair of the graduate interdisciplinary Watkins, who teaches an undergraduate course program in statistics. When a type I error is made in statistical methods, emphasized the importance and published, subsequent researchers will often of incorporating good statistics in a study. build on those results, without testing their validity. “You have to have the imagination,” Watkins How can scientists work towards fixing this said, “and you have to have the technical skills to problem? First, effective study design needs to be pull it off.” understood and valued. “We need to conduct experiments in a way that — Follow Julie Huynh @DailyWildcat make our answers reliable,” said Parris Humphrey,

for liver disease

Reticulum stress, which is caused by the overproduction of damaged proteins in a cell. During ER stress, the body inhibits A team of researchers at the UA College the production of Nrf2, as the energy is of Pharmacy recently discovered a new being spent to combat ER stress rather molecular pathway that sheds light on an than the oxidative stress caused by free important protein that could help slow or radicals, Wu said. reverse the progression of end-stage liver It turns out that the ER stress in a disease. cirrhotic liver triggers a second protein The researchers discovered a new involved in the regulation and degradation regulatory pathway that involves the of the Nrf2, called Hrd1. According to protein Nrf2, which plays a significant Eli Chapman, an assistant professor role in fighting “oxidative stress” in the in the department of pharmacology body. Nrf2 is found in almost every cell. and toxicology who contributed to the It helps the body clean out free radicals, research, Hrd1 levels increase when which are very reactive there is cellular stress molecules that cause to help deal with the damage to the body and damage, but higher levels We show if trigger oxidative stress of Hrd1 mean further you are able to in the cells, said Tongde degradation of Nrf2. inhibit Hrd1 Wu, a UA graduate who While researchers and prohibit worked on the project knew that Keap1 could for her dissertation. the degradadegrade Nrf2 in this Wu was attempting manner, they had no idea tion of Nrf2, it to identify the stress that the Hrd1 protein alleviates liver pathways involved in could also destroy Nrf2. cirrhosis. end-stage liver cirrhosis This shows a molecular — Donna Zhang, by comparing samples connection between professor, Department of normal and cirrhotic of Pharmacology and the ER stress and the Toxicology liver tissue when she oxidative stress pathways, noticed that there were Zhang said. decreased levels of Nrf2 “Keap1 has a similar in the cirrhotic livers. characteristic as Hrd1, as they both What’s more surprising is that the send Nrf2 to degradation,” Wu said. protein that normally inhibits the “When ER stress is predominant in the amount of Nrf2 in the body, called cells, it activates the unfolded protein Keap1, was deactivated, said Donna response, which activates Hrd1, which Zhang, a professor in the department of sends Nrf2 for degradation. The ability pharmacology and toxicology who was a of the cells to handle oxidative stress is primary researcher in the study. suppressed, which means even more According to Wu, the low Nrf2 levels damage to the cells.” should not have occurred; there is The discovery of this second protein significant oxidative stress in cirrhotic triggered in the ER stress pathway could livers, so they should have been producing prove highly useful for therapies to higher levels of the protein. She began to combat and reverse the progression of wonder what was going on to inhibit the liver disease. Nrf2 production, and wanted to see if there “We show if you are able to inhibit Hrd1 was a way to recover the function of the and prohibit the degradation of Nrf2, it protein to possibly rescue cirrhotic livers. alleviates liver cirrhosis,” Zhang said. When a person has a cirrhotic liver, the cells in the liver are experiencing multiple types of stress. One type is oxidative stress, — Follow Michaela Kane caused by the glut of free radicals. Another @MichaelaLKane type of stress is called Endoplasmic BY MICHAELA KANE

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Wildcats at the bottom with nothing to lose BY JOEY PUTRELO

4. No. 10 Oregon (31-13, 10-8)

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1. No. 2 Oregon State (31-8, 14-4 Pac-12)

The Beavers e s t a b l i s h e d themselves as the best in the Pac-12 after sweeping Oregon at home. Only No. 1 Virginia (37-9) is ahead of OSU now in the NCBWA poll.

2. No. 13 Washington (29-11-1, 16-5)

Losing to Seattle (21-19) again didn’t look good for the Huskies, but they are still the second best team in the conference. Expect UW to break out the brooms on the road against Utah this weekend.

3. USC (24-18, 12-9)

Its nine-game win streak was snapped by UC Irvine (29-14) at Dedeaux Field Tuesday, but USC has looked fantastic the past week. This weekend the Trojans travel to Pullman, Wash., in an attempt to make Washington State their third straight conference series sweep.

The Ducks were riding a nine-game win streak; they had a lot of momentum. Then Oregon State kicked them in the teeth over the weekend. Luckily for Oregon, it has a threegame home series against a struggling Arizona squad coming up.

5. ASU (24-17, 12-9)

Even if it doesn’t make the postseason, ASU can still look back on the season happy it captured the baseball point for the Territorial Cup, after taking two of three against Arizona. The schedule ahead is probably too tough to guarantee the playoffs for the Sun Devils.

but now its chances of making the playoffs has been trimmed even slimmer. The Bruins are having a similar season to Arizona’s last year, defending their national title.

7. California (19-21, 7-11)

Cal is a resilient baseball team. It showed a lot of grit winning a series against Stanford over the weekend, including a 7-4 win Saturday victory in 10 innings. Expect Oregon State to rain on the Golden Bears’ parade this weekend though.

8. Stanford (19-19, 7-11) The Cardinal wins a game, then it loses a game. It wins two or three in a row, then drops a pair of contests consecutively. Stanford is an inconsistent, .500 team that is playing for pride at this point.

6. UCLA (22-19-1, 9-9) Being swept by USC over the weekend hurt UCLA a lot. Not only is it embarrassing to be swept by your rival,

Inaugural Arizona season was good starting point


JUNIOR MADI KINGDON goes to volley the ball during Arizona’s 4-1 win over Boise State on Saturday at the Wildcats’ sand volleyball pit. Arizona finished its inaugural season 8-13.

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The Arizona sand volleyball team went 3-12 down the stretch. However, given that it was the program’s first season, the Wildcats still posted a respectable 8-12 overall record. “We endured lots of trials and tribulations when scratching and crawling to get a win,” head coach Steve Walker said after the Boise State victory last week. “Effort was typically there, and even when the circumstances were not in our favor, we always kept competing, with our skills getting a lot better each week.” The bright spot is the nearly complete absence of seniors on this season’s roster, as the trials this season will enhance leadership for next season.

High points of the season

Arizona started the season 5-0 at home by staying disciplined with the sand fundamentals compared to the indoor game. Nine of the 13 players on the roster transitioned from the indoor game and had to adjust to the windy conditions, communication with only one teammate on the court compared to five and, of course, the treacherous sand. Walker said his squad needed to make sure it was squared away with the serve-receive and side-out game when playing these games early, as the first-year head coach knew defense would be a struggle in the early going. The players did just that by controlling the game with a balanced offense and defeating Arizona Christian twice, as well as Grand Canyon, Tulane and their rival, ASU. The Tulane victory was impressive since the Green Wave was in its third season of intercollegiate competition and finished 10th in the 2013 final American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll. The ASU victory was also a high point, although ASU beat Arizona in the two subsequent meetings.

10. Arizona (18-25, 7-14)

The 2014 season became even more forgettable for the Wildcats after they lost two out of three at home to ASU. The good news for Arizona is it has absolutely nothing to lose against an Oregon team under a lot of pressure to deliver at least a series win this weekend.

11. Utah (13-25, 3-15)

The Utes keep losing a lot more than they win, and that’s unlikely to change as the season continues to wind down. At least the weather in Salt Lake

City is getting better.

9. Washington State (18-22, 8-10)



its last 10 games, and is just trying to scrape through the end of the season. The timing of its upcoming series against a blazing hot USC team could not be worse.

Low points of the season

Walker said many times after games that it would be a learning process for his players when playing USC, Loyola Marymount, Long Beach State, Hawaii and Pepperdine, all ranked in the top 10 nationally. That learning process came at a price, as the Wildcats failed to win any of their matches against those squads. Walker said the players’ effort was there, but it was execution and finishing down the stretch when Arizona failed to get that key block or dig to steal a victory. “For the most part, we put ourselves in a position to win the duel,” Walker said after losses to Nebraska and Grand Canyon University. “We just didn’t assert ourselves and put the teams away. It’s a lesson that isn’t a fun one to learn.” That would be the theme during the low points of Arizona’s rough stretch in its last 15 matches, as it only defeated Irvine Valley College, Cal Poly and Boise State. Walker said the players improved each week in many phases of the game, especially on their aggressive serving, which became Arizona’s bread and butter late in the season. But the players had trouble adjusting to their opponents’ style of play and were hampered by mental fatigue.

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interested in coaching after their playing careers wind down. Johnson said that his aspiration FROM PAGE 12 to eventually be a coach is one of then Pepperdine, Florida and now the driving forces compelling him to Arizona. He is only one of two college finish his degree, despite declaring for baseball coaches to win a national the draft. championship at two different He recalled the first day he talked schools. to Arizona head coach Sean Miller. It Lopez said that his past was Miller who went to Johnson’s high relationships with coaches and school to recruit him and invest in his experiences playing at a collegiate development. level created a strong desire to stick Johnson said that from that day on, with his career choice. Miller and the rest of the coaching “I was blessed to be staff really made an coached by a guy named effort to be a big part You feel like Gary Adams at UCLA of his life. The reason you’re making who was just a classy, he chose to come to fair and honest man. I an impact on Arizona was because had a great time playing of the relationships their life. for him,” Lopez said. “My forged between — Greg Byrne, past experiences really player and coach and Vice President of had a heavy influence on saw his potential. Athletics my decision to pursue Johnson said that coaching.” he, too, would like Unlike Lopez, some to have that type athletes have coaching mapped out as of effect on someone else’s life and a final destination. career one day. Last month, when junior guard Nick Johnson and freshman forward Aaron Gordon announced that they would not return next season and would instead declare for this year’s — Follow Evan Rosenfeld NBA Draft, both added at the end of @EvanRosenfeld17 the press conference that they are




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Heading into next season, Arizona brings in two highly-rated recruits, Hailey Devlin, a San Diego native, and Olivia Macdonald, who hails from Piopio, New Zealand. Both have had experience in the sand game, playing in international tournaments for their respective countries. The additions will add depth to the program, as the team in the last three weeks of the season was without the service of some of its players, who were playing for the indoor team’s offseason games.

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important thing out there for this business,” Robertson said. “You never know when people are watching and I can’t recommend it enough.” KAMP Student Radio broadcast adviser Mike Camarillo has been in the industry for a number of years, and echoed Robertson’s point. “[KAMP Radio] puts ambitious students in a position to network,” Camarillo said. “It is up to those individuals how to reach their goal and that is being employed in the industry.”

Robertson took advantage of his opportunity and continues to pursue his dream, even after facing hardship. “I’ve enjoyed this ride so much,” Robertson said. “[I] honestly couldn’t have dreamed up a scenario and still pinch myself. I have done this much only three years out of college. I hope people are proud of what I am doing.” — Follow Matt Wall @mwall20

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rowing up, a child may dream of a career in the sports industry. For UA alumnus Will Robertson, this dream is his reality. Robertson got his start in media at KAMP Student Radio, working as a sportscaster. Before he knew it, he had landed an internship with KVOA-TV during his senior year. Six months after graduating from Arizona in 2010, Robertson was offered a position working with ESPN as a Project Employee at its headquarters in Bristol, Conn. “My first real job was at ESPN Bristol and I worked there for about seven months,” Robertson said. “I was behind the scenes and was prompting shows like ‘SportsCenter’ and ‘Numbers Never Lie,’ running the teleprompter and printing out all of the scripts.” Robertson was shocked when he was let go from the network without any prior notice. For most of 2012, Robertson went through interview after interview, with no success. Later that year, a friend from his high school put in a good word for him in a job in New Orleans. He was stunned to find out he would be working a freelancing job at Super Bowl XLVII. Robertson worked as a runner for NFL Network’s coverage of Super Bowl week and as a photo assistant for Sports Illustrated. “It was the experience of a lifetime being down there for the whole week, and then the game itself, which was certainly memorable,” Robertson said. That was just the spark he was looking for, and he was able to make connections with many members of the media industry. He has had the opportunity to work alongside greats including Marv Albert, Mike Tirico, Bob Costas and Al Michaels and on such shows as “NBC’s Sunday Night Football,” the “NCAA Selection Show” and “ESPN’s Monday Night Football”. Robertson attributes his success back to his start at the UA and his KAMP Student Radio experience. “Networking is the most


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TEAM MEMBERS RUN to home plate to celebrate junior catcher Chelsea Goodacre’s (77) home run during Arizona’s 14-1 win against the Oregon State on Monday at Hillenbrand Stadium. Goodacre leads the team in home runs.

Arizona softball is on track to hit well over 100 home runs on the season and break national records with the long ball BY ROBERTO PAYNE The Daily Wildcat

Chicks dig the long ball. For the Arizona softball team, that expression has summarized its offensive performance this season. The team’s most recent game action resulted in 13 home runs over three games against Utah. Arizona head coach Mike Candrea knows how good the team’s offense is and that it could go down in the record books. The Wildcats have an NCAAleading 92 home runs on the season and still have six more games to increase those numbers. There is a very real chance this team could go down as one of the top-five home run teams in program history. Candrea said some home runs this season were among the farthest he’s seen in his 29 years at Arizona. Specifically, he was wowed by a home run junior catcher Chelsea Goodacre hit against Utah on April 25. “It went out in the nighttime so I didn’t get a chance to see it land,”

Candrea said. “I’ve been around this place for 29 years and I’ve seen a lot of balls hit. In a game situation, that was by far the longest ball that I’ve seen.” The Ina E. Gittings Building is located about 25 feet behind the right field fence of Hillenbrand Stadium and has been a hot spot for home run hitters over the years. Goodacre watched her home run go somewhere over the roof of Gittings and said she doesn’t really know how far it went, but that it was far. Candrea added that he can remember only three home runs in his time at Arizona getting to the roof during game action. “I didn’t really think about it feetwise, but I do keep on replaying it in my head, I have to admit,” Goodacre said. “It’s probably the best one I’ve ever hit and it might be the best one I’ll ever hit.” The sheer number of home runs this season has broken or tied at least two records over the past week. The team set the single-game team home run record by hitting eight against Utah on Saturday,

and freshman Katiyana Mauga tied the single-game individual home run record by hitting three home runs in the same game. Mauga is second on the team with 18 home runs and one of five Arizona batters with doubledigit home runs. As a freshman, Mauga has started 43 games and was one of the finalists for the inaugural NFCA Division 1 National Freshman of the Year Award, an award Mauga said she has already won. “It felt so great,” Mauga said. “Before softball you’re a student so you have to show what you can do academic-wise and you come to the field and show what you can do.” Having that kind of power throughout the lineup has Arizona as the No. 8 team in the national rankings and a likely hosting location for the regional round of the NCAA Championships. — Follow Roberto Payne @HouseofPayne555


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Arizona coaches build more than athletes BY EVAN ROSENFELD The Daily Wildcat


here are countless routes to becoming a college coach, but what many coaches find is that working with collegiate athletes allows them to have their cake and eat it, too. Ex-Arizona basketball player and current Wildcats’ assistant coach Damon Stoudamire previously enjoyed a 14-year NBA career as a point guard. Stoudamire has said that a major reason he came back to the university and got into coaching was because of the immense impact former UA head basketball coach Lute Olson had on him when he was a student-athlete. “Damon and I have talked a lot about what his goals are,” vice president of athletics Greg Byrne said. “[Stoudamire] says that he feels how much he was impacted by coach Olson and his staff, and he wants to try to do the same thing at the college level and have that impact on the guys we have in the program.” Byrne explained that it


ARIZONA HEAD BASEBALL COACH Andy Lopez stands at the top step of the Wildcats’ dugout at Hi Corbett Field. Coaching was not his original career plan.

isn’t rare for former studentathletes to return to the programs that developed them because they want to be able to do for others what their coaches did for them. Byrne went on to say that he thinks working in college athletics provides a more rewarding experience than working with professional

teams because you’re able to connect with the athlete on a more personal level and get to see, be a part of and affect their development and growth as players. “You feel like you’re making an impact on their lives,” Byrne said, “and we hope that impact is long-lasting.“ Some people simply fall into

coaching, like UA head baseball coach Andy Lopez . Lopez, who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers, decided not to go professional, and was set to become a real estate agent when coaching came calling. It all began when he agreed to help out a friend, serving as an assistant coach with Los Angeles Harbor College’s baseball program in Wilmington, Calif. One thing led to another and soon Lopez received a phone call from the superintendent of schools in the South Bay Union High School District asking if he’d like to be a high school coach. “He called me up and I think it’s a prank phone call,” Lopez said. “I never applied for a job. [But] next thing I knew I was getting an emergency teaching credential that summer and was becoming a high school baseball coach.” After five successful seasons at the head of Mira Costa High School’s baseball program, Lopez went on to Cal State University, Dominguez Hills,



Arizona women’s tennis has made 21 NCAA Tournament appearances since 1987. It has made the quarterfinals twice and has made the semifinals only once. 2011-12 was the last time the team made the postseason. It lost to UNC in the second round.


Know what the craziest part of this new Winston thing is? It would be worse if someone had bought it for him! Good work, @NCAA #makesnosense —@iKick_, Jake Smith

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In this edition of the Daily Wildcat: Task force addresses concerns over student safety on campus, Arizona softball digs the longball, UAMC...


In this edition of the Daily Wildcat: Task force addresses concerns over student safety on campus, Arizona softball digs the longball, UAMC...