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The Arizona Board of Regents announced it will examine how student fees are charged at the three state universities. The look into student fees will help determine the future of the UA, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, said Eileen Klein, president of the board of regents. “This is an effort [to] increase transparency around the fee-setting process,” Klein said, “and to make sure the fees are being used to keep up academic quality.” This is also an effort to make students’ bills more transparent, Klein said. This fall, the UA is going to introduce a new way for students to view the online statements for their bursar’s accounts. This new format will allow every student accessing their statement online to click on a charge and see why the fee was added. “It can be hard to comprehend what the different charges are for and why, so we are trying to make the billing statements understandable,” Klein said. “I was really happy to see [UA] make that advancement, because we are trying to enhance the transparency
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JENNIFER INGRAM LEFT, an architecture freshman, and Kelsey Yonnie (right), a pre-public health freshman, converse during a fundraising event put on by the Arizona Navigators Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall bible study group. The fundraising centered around biblical principles of giving and the proceeds will go to send people from the Bible study on mission trips.
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English may move to SBS BY STEPHANIE CASANOVA The Daily Wildcat
The Department of English could move to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences this summer. Faculty Senate approved a proposal from the department to move from the College of Humanities to SBS on Monday, with six senate members choosing to abstain. The department now has to wait for approval from UA President Ann Weaver Hart. If Hart approves the proposal, it will move to the Arizona Board of Regents for consideration. While the university’s most recent guidelines for reorganizations and mergers of academic units states that a proposal to reorganize should go through a 30-day consultation process, the department expedited the process in order for the proposal to be on the agenda for the last Faculty Senate meeting of the semester . The proposal was brought to the senate early because the guidelines define the Department of English as
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LYNN NADEL, the UA chair of the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee, and UA Provost Andrew Comrie answer Faculty Senate members’ questions about the proposal to move the Department of English to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The senate approved the proposal during its meeting on Monday.
the only affected unit and a majority of the department approved the proposal, UA provost Andrew Comrie said.
“The timeline is purely procedural at this point,” Comrie said, “and if we did wait it would be four and a half months.”
The guidelines also specify that no important decisions regarding mergers and reorganizations are to be made during the summer and winter breaks. The senate first approved the department’s decision to present the proposal before the 30-day period, then approved the proposal itself. If the regents pass the proposal, it will go into effect July 1, the beginning of the fiscal year, to avoid confusion in budgeting for the two colleges, said Lee Medovoi, head of the Department of English. Comrie said the proposal isn’t about adding or subtracting units, but rather about moving the department’s reporting line from Humanities to SBS, along with the department’s budget and resources. The provost will look at the department’s budget so the move doesn’t harm the colleges of SBS or Humanities or the Department of English, he added. “There are thousands of transactions coming in at one time,”
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Institute looks on 3 years after shooting BY LAUREN NIDAY
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A tragedy in Tucson turned into an opportunity to improve national discourse. The National Institute for Civil Discourse was established to promote the role civil discourse has played in democracy and bring it back to the national dialogue, Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at a Safeway at Ina Road and Oracle Road on Jan. 8, 2011. Giffords survived the attack; 18 other victims were injured or killed in the shooting. The National Institute for Civil Discourse was founded at the UA in the aftermath of the shooting. A memorial was held for the victims of the shooting, and both the UA and Tucson communities were dedicated to making something good come out of the tragedy, said Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, executive
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THE OFFICIAL GRAND opening of the National Institute for Civil Discourse featured a musical performance. The Institute is approaching the third anniversary of its founding, which came after the 2011 shooting in Tucson.
The UA will now offer a Bachelor of Arts in Law program, the only undergraduate law degree offered in the country, as it was approved by Faculty Senate on Monday. A bachelor’s degree in law has not been offered by an American college since Yale University eliminated the degree in 1971. The UA, which will begin offering the degree in the fall of 2014, is the first major research university to offer this degree. The James E. Rogers College
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HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (05/06/14): Step into higher authority and leadership by strengthening ties with mentors and coaches this year. Partnerships are key. An educational adventure this springtime thrives with your communications ease. Gravitate back home after July. Family and home projects engage you through autumn. Autumn eclipses remind you what’s important. Grow your love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Clean up messes as you make them. A pleasant development arises through compromise. The boss is feeling generous. You’re smart to be gentle. Cinch the deal. Stash what you gain. Take a brief respite, then dive into a fun new project with optimism. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — There’s more money coming your way. Take advantage of this gravitation attraction and call in what you want. Apply your problem solving talents to a difficult job. Use what you have in storage. Search for bargains on a big-ticket item to feather your nest.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Work with your partner leads to play. It’s a good time to talk about love. There’s work coming in abundance. Get the family to help. Collect what’s due. Re-affirm your strong base, and invite some of them over. Entertain, perform and enjoy the conversation. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 9 — You’re a powerhouse, and income flows like water. Get your house in order (especially regarding budgets and financial decisions). Maintain balance and harmony. Add a small luxury you’d been considering. Travel together with someone interesting. Talk about your shared passions.
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A SQUIRREL OUTSIDE OF Pangea in the Student Union Memorial Center searches for scraps of food. He plans to continue doing squirrel things for the rest of the day.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is an 8 — Someone’s feeling generous. Accept gifts graciously. It’s wise to be frugal. Still, you can improve living conditions with something you’ve been saving. Discover something hidden away that you can use. Your resourcefulness has been gaining respect. Stretch your body and mind.
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What are you doing today? I’m studying for my math test that I have later.
So, you’re not from Tucson? Where are you from? I’m from Phoenix.
Are you nervous for finals? More just anxious to get them over with because I’m done after this week.
What do you have planned for the summer? I’m just working, but that’s okay because I’m going to get money.
How many finals do you have? Five, all this week, and all I want to do is see my dog.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — There are a lot of good ideas floating around, and some could be worth money. Study the options that seem like low-hanging fruit. Get advice from a respected coach. Upgrade equipment if needed. A little effort goes a long way to raise your status. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — You have what others want. It’s a good time to get your meaning through. Talk to your crew as you reevaluate what you find most important. Schedule actions you can all take to forward the priorities. Improve working conditions. Add some glitter to your workspace.
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The English Channel is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.
It was completed in 1994.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Tell others how much you appreciate them. Friends help you reach your destination. Without them, you’d get lost along the way. Your past work speaks well for you, and an authority figure approves. New information surprises. Luckily, you have extra eyes. Cherish your special ones. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Follow through on what you said. It makes you look and feel good. Obsess on the details. Reschedule or delegate as needed. Great rewards are coming your way. Friends offer good advice, and family comes first. Together you can accomplish amazing things. It’s getting sweet.
The man-made waterway connects France and England.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Work together on paperwork and planning for family resources. Be generous with each other, and unexpected new opportunities arise. Investigate different solutions and ideas. Pay down old debts, and celebrate with fun in a beautiful surrounding together with your partner. Candlelight improves the flavor.
It’s 31 miles long and less than 50 meters deep.
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director of the institute. Members of National Board of Advisors for the institute include George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton as honorary chairs, Sandra Day O’Connor and Thomas A. Daschle as honorary co-chairs and Giffords, Katie Couric and Madeleine Albright, among others, as board members. The institute is holding an
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event Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at its headquarters in downtown Tucson. The event will feature speeches and dialogues from several important figures. Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, will be among the speakers. Fred DuVal, former chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, will speak about the 2011 shooting in Tucson and what the institute has accomplished since then. The institute has developed many programs over the past three years, especially for
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — New responsibilities lead to tempting rewards. Consult with experts on a big decision. Negotiations go well today and tomorrow. Let your partner drive. Together, you see an inspiring possibility. Ask for what you want. Say “please” and “thank you”. Express your love.
elected officials and the public, to encourage civil discourse, Lukensmeyer said. A media release regarding the invitation-only event stated it will discuss the progress the institute has made “in its three years in chipping away at the incivility that is too rampant in our culture.”
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Take a social leap. Tell your circle about the work you most enjoy. Accept encouragement. Dream up a moneymaking scheme, and get their input. Keep your deadlines and stay in communication. A partner’s resources could surprise. The money’s available. Go for the gold.
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of Law and the School of Government and Public Policy collaborated on the creation of the degree program. Marc Miller, dean of the College of Law, said that Brent White, associate dean for Programs and Global Initiatives, and Chad Westerland, associate director of School of Government and Public Policy, were the main collaborators on the B.A. program, but added that many people from different colleges had a hand in its creation. Miller said the concept of a B.A. in law at the UA stemmed from discussions regarding what is happening today in legal education. “Most countries in the world provide legal training as an undergraduate,” Miller said. “We realized there was a huge opportunity to respond to the changing way that legal services are delivered … by stepping in and creating an undergraduate degree in law.” Miller said the degree program will draw students who are interested in law, but are not sure if they want to attend law school. It will also appeal to students who plan on entering other related fields, such as business and nonprofits. John Paul Jones, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, said in a statement that the new B.A. program will offer both law and non-law students unprecedented options to double major and increase the value of their degree. “A degree in law can be combined with degrees in fields focusing on the environment,
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in the billing process.” Klein said that all fees will be evaluated from top to bottom by the board of regents to find greater understanding of what they are for and if they are necessary. “Fees are important and we want to make sure they have the revenues that they need,” Klein said, “but we want to make sure we aren’t over-extending the use of fees.” While looking into fees will benefit UA students, Jose Guadalupe Conchas, speaker of the house for the Arizona Students’ Association and a political science senior, said he believes that looking into fees may only serve as a distraction to students. “Fees may be a lot to pay in some areas,” Conchas said, “but to say that they are going to look at the fees and possibly eliminate or reduce some of them to make it more affordable for students seems to be a diversion or distraction
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George Gehrels, Undergraduate Council chair, and Robert Mitchel, vice chair of the faculty, moderate a discussion regarding the new undergraduate law degree during Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting. Faculty Senate approved the new major, making the UA the only university in the nation to offer a BA in law.
health, technology, social justice, business, science, culture and economic development, to name just a few,” Jones said. Students of the interdisciplinary program will complete core classes in the School of Government and Public Policy and take core law courses for the degree at the College of Law. A 3 + 3 program will be offered to students with at least a 3.8 grade point average, which will allow students to complete their B.A. of law and their Juris Doctor in six years. Andrew Comrie, UA provost, said he
believes the law option will be popular among students. During recruitment of potential UA students, many showed great interest when he brought up the possibility of an undergraduate law program, he said. “We’re looking forward to a pretty popular major that frankly no one else thought to offer,” Comrie said.
from the tuition increases that they when I got that email because have put on Arizona university they didn’t even give us an explanation of why that fee was students in the past decade.” Conchas said he believes going to be charged,” Lee said. The email stated that, effective discussion of the fees should be heavily advertised and held during Monday, there would be an the school year as opposed to the additional charge of a 2.5 percent convenience fee for students summer. “The UA administration and who paid their bursar’s account [board of regents] announced with a credit or debit card. With the 2.5 percent that they were going convenience fee to raise our tuition going into effect, this year right before Fees: in-state students students went out The 2.5 percent convenience fee for face an additional of town for spring bursar’s payments charge of $260 per break, and now they with credit or debit year, while out-ofwant to review fees cards went into state students will over the summer,” effect on Monday. pay $680 per year. Conchas said. This inspired Lee Another UA to start a petition student spoke out about student fees when the 2.5 on Change.org protesting the 2.5 percent convenience fee was percent convenience fee, which introduced through an email to now has almost 7,000 signatures. “There was nothing being said students from the Bursar’s Office. Tiffany Lee, a senior studying about why they were doing this or nutritional sciences, creative why it would be beneficial,” Lee writing and religious studies, said said. “I just felt it was really unfair that she thought the convenience for students who are already struggling to afford their tuition.” fee was ridiculous. Lee said she even reached “I felt frustrated and ignored
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out to UA President Ann Weaver Hart regarding the fee since her petition gained so much support, but she never heard back from Hart. Lee said she hopes students refuse to blindly accept new fees imposed by the UA. “We have the right to question the fees. We can go to different universities,” Lee said. “That puts pressure on the UA to explain why they need to implement these fees or any regulation that directly influences the rights of students.” Lee said she believes there is a lack of communication between UA students and the administration, and asked for more transparency in the billing process. “It would be nice if the administration treated us like we were really important in the UA process,” she said, “because we are students.”
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Comrie said. “Reasonable people will differ on some of the minor transactions, I guarantee it. But on all the big numbers, we will try to make sure that we get everything absolutely straight.” Kim Jones, associate dean of the College of Humanities, was one of the first to address the senate when the conversation turned to the English department’s proposal. Jones read a statement written by Mary WildnerBassett, dean of the College of Humanities, and herself. The statement said while the timeline for reorganization wasn’t followed, the fact that more than 75 percent of the department voted in favor of the proposal made the department’s decision clear. “We wish them [the department] well with their new college,” Jones read from the statement. “The College of Humanities looks forward to continuing to maintain cross-campus collaborations and innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary initiatives that will further strengthen the many ways in which we hope to continue supporting University of Arizona’s strategic direction as spelled out in Never Settle.” Medovoi said one collaboration the Department of English is working on is team-teaching with professors from other departments in SBS for the first few years in order to build relationships between departments and find common points between teaching and research. The department will have to make changes to its procedures and criteria regarding professors who are up for a promotion, Medovoi said. The guidelines in SBS require that faculty at or above the rank a professor is being considered for promotion have a chance to comment on the promotion. While many departments in SBS allow faculty at or above the rank to vote, Medovoi said the English department needs to come up with a way to allow for input from that faculty. Despite these structural changes, Medovoi said the immediate changes won’t be significant or noticeable. “In many ways, nothing will change at all,” Medovoi said. “If you’re an English major, you’ll never notice the difference.” UA community members expressed concerns about the proposal during a community forum on April 23. Medovoi said while the department revised the proposal based on the concerns about the execution of the plan, some concerns about the change couldn’t be addressed. “There’s obviously anxiety because it’s a change,” Medovoi said. “I think you can’t address uncertainty, but we’ve addressed everything that we can and I think we’re very hopeful that it will be a good move for the university.”
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Gung-ho gun laws favor hype over safety BY ERIC KLUMP
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e all accessorize our outfits in different ways. Some, like me, focus on sneakers, some have a bag to go with every outfit, others love watches and a few collect cuff links. Unfortunately, some gun enthusiasts use guns as accessories, and they want the right to carry them everywhere. But a gun isn’t a fashion accessory, it’s a weapon, and no one needs to have one on them at all times. I hope I’m correct in assuming that people who carry, either openly or concealed, don’t view their gun as a toy. They say it’s for protection, but what is the need for extra deadly protection as they walk through the Walmart next to Foothills Mall? Though I grew up around guns and began shooting at age 10, I’ve never felt the need to carry a gun on me, even in situations where I felt threatened. Looking back, all I can think is that a gun does nothing more than add a potentially deadly element to any conflict. However, the gun lobby led by the National Rifle Association is pushing against any attempt to limit one’s ability to carry a firearm, whether out in the open or concealed, and has acted to expand gun owners’ rights. In the past couple of years, we have seen horrible gun-related tragedies that put cities on the map: Aurora, Colo., Newton, Conn., and sadly, Tucson. However, while some responded to these events with efforts to restrict access to guns, or at least where weapons are allowed, others — including conservative lawmakers and the NRA — have damned restrictions, arguing that an expansion of the freedom of gun owners is the solution. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the NRA , said to a crowd of cheering gun supporters just a week after Adam Lanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, Conn. Many states, including Arizona, have reacted to gun violence with proposals to give guns to teachers or to allow guns in bars. For the most part these proposals failed, until Georgia’s House Bill 60 was passed on April 23. H.B. 60 is referred to by many as the “guns everywhere” bill because it allows schools to authorize teachers to carry guns, allows bars to permit guns — including concealed weapons — and grants gun owners the right to take guns to the airport. The tragedy of this bill? A small, militant group of gun owners has become the only political voice for weapons. Many gun owners actually don’t share their sentiments. A study done by the Coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns found that, depending on how questions about gun control were phrased, even NRA members supported gun control in certain capacities. The survey found that 85 percent of gun owners, and 89 percent of Americans in general, support a law that would require background checks for guns sold at gun shows. Additionally, NRA members showed support when the survey asked if laws should be in place to prevent terrorists and criminals from getting guns. It makes me wonder why they are so eager to expand gun rights and oppose any limitations on gun purchases. If the only thing that can stop a “bad” person with a gun is a “good” person with a gun, then why would this poll find that people are in support of preventing gun sales to known terrorists and criminals? If someone is absolutely dead-set on getting a gun, they will find a way, but background checks and other steps might have prevented tragedies like those in Aurora and Tucson. Even those who profess to be adamantly against gun restriction seem to agree, whether they would admit to it or not. Moreover, if gun owners can support limitations for terrorists and criminals, why can’t they support the background checks and training that would help find those threats? Guns are dangerous. As much as some people in this country want to be able to carry a gun and protect themselves when their country club is attacked by Al-Qaeda, the fact that they can be swayed in a gun control debate shows that gung-ho gun law expansion isn’t the right choice. Maybe a more measured and moderate approach, with common sense limitations, is needed. It’s time to step back and be honest with ourselves, time to recognize that guns aren’t toys or fashion accessories. I can’t kill someone with a pair of Jordan Flights. Maybe the real way to prevent the actions of a “bad” person with a gun isn’t the threat of a “good” person with a gun, but rather recognizing the danger of guns, and educating people who use them. — Eric Klump is a journalism senior. Follow him @ericklump
Evaluations must ask ‘why?’ that make a class “good” in your opinion? be concerned about student evaluations Which is more important for you, that misrepresenting the work that they do, a class is easy, that you are learning good teaching isn’t just about making something from the class, or both equally? sure students learn the material. It’s about Are you a visual, auditory or kinesthetic the entire learning experience for the learner? Did you feel that your particular students. Boring a student doesn’t make learning style was accounted for through a professor bad, but the student’s opinion your professor’s style of teaching? Did is still valid and potentially widespread. this affect your overall impression of the Professors can benefit from feedback such course? as this or choose to ignore it, but at least These preliminary questions can let the they are made aware. Students should university know that perhaps a teacher is be encouraged to be truthful and feel failing to reach multiple types of learners, empowered by the chance to share their not just one lazy student, which may be raw experience through feedback. the first and only assumption a teacher Also, I expect there’s an understanding makes upon reading a comment. among staff and faculty at universities The fact is, students spend a semester, that student feedback is subjective. If sometimes longer, in a course, following a student or two were to report that the lead of a professor. Whether their a teacher assigned too much work, a opinions seem to be plagued with bias, supervisor probably wouldn’t think twice. emotion or disrespect is If 90 percent of the class neither here nor there — said they were totally A bored student they’re just opinions. But if burned out, perhaps an doesn’t make it really matters, there could administrator would have a professor be a disclaimer stating that reason to be concerned. disrespectful answers will Even then, the professor bad, but theirs result in the disqualification likely wouldn’t be fired, is still a valid of their input with hopes of but they would probably be and potentially encouraging productivity. observed to see if there is common Ignorance and rudeness any merit to these claims. opinion. shouldn’t be tolerated, A larger issue might be but the time of students that students don’t always is valuable and our evaluate professors based opinions should be heard. on the most productive Administrators should ask students to criteria. For example, a study by Psychology Today found professors earned explain why they feel the way that they do, more extensively than is already good evaluations by “teaching to the test being done. and being entertaining.” This way, teachers and employers can Rather than eliminating TCEs altogether, get a more well-rounded view of why short answer questions could be added to students give certain answers. “Why?” the survey to minimize the prevalence of should appear on these TCEs to eliminate high scores simply because some students any ambiguity for both students giving like an easy A, or at least to help identify feedback and professors receiving it. these particular students. The preliminary questions on the questionnaire should seek to learn a bit — Shelby Thomas is a sophomore more about the student taking the survey studying family studies and human beyond their class standing, GPA and development and Spanish. Follow her whether this course is for their major. @shelbyalayne For example: What are some qualities
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hether students are writing about a teacher who sparked their interest in a certain subject, or whining about a professor’s neverending lectures and impossible exams, it’s essential that there’s an outlet to document these perspectives and to hold professors accountable for their teaching. Teacher-Course Evaluations serve as this outlet. However, not everyone feels these evaluations are necessary. Michael H. Birnbaum at California State University at Fullerton conducted a study exploring professors’ attitudes about course evaluations. The study found only 16.8 percent of professors thought student responses were unbiased — meaning free from “such variables as the teacher’s personality, attractiveness, gender, race, dress, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability status.” In an article posted on Slate.com, a German professor claimed that “some of the worst evaluations [she] ever got were for hands-down the best teaching [she had] ever done … measured by the revolutionary metric of ‘the students were way better at German walking out than they were walking in.’” These evaluations could potentially be harmful or damaging to a teacher’s reputation and future as an educator TCEs are useful and provide a glimpse inside the classrooms that students, and only students, experience on a daily and weekly basis. Still, there is room for improvement that would result in more accurate and truthful responses for more helpful, relevant and applicable suggestions for teachers. While I understand why teachers would
Letter to the Editor In response to “Kick off Cinco de Drink-o with tequila” (Kianna Gardner, May 2) This past Friday, the Arizona Daily Wildcat featured an article titled “Kick off Cinco de Drink-o with Tequila” by Kianna Gardner. Its lead paragraph is the following: “Cinco de Mayo, also known as Cinco de Drink-o, is a weekend dedicated to tequila and celebration. The Sixth Annual Agave Fest, hosted by Hotel Congress on Friday at 7 p.m., promises to help partiers start the weekend off right.” It is incredulous that this article made it past the editors. But, rather than vent, I will use this as a time to educate. That explanation is required as to why the above is denigrating is incredulous.
It tells us that something is profoundly missing or lacking in this nation’s classrooms and lecture halls. For the record, nowhere in the article is there an actual explanation as to what Cinco de Mayo actually is: a day that commemorates a battle (May 5, 1862) between a small contingent of rag-tag, indigenous Mexican defenders against invading French forces in Puebla, Mexico. But giving out history lessons was not the purpose of the article, right? So what was the purpose? A free commercial for a tequila drinking affair? The Daily Wildcat is not where research papers are published, especially its weekend edition; but, I think we are all cognizant that it is the one medium that, in effect, unites the campus
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community. “Insensitivity” is one word that people have used to describe both the article’s title and its opening paragraph. Other words are “ignorance” and “mind-boggling.” On my end, no need to belabor the point, but as someone who has spent his whole adult life in media, I ask the editors and the campus community the obvious question: Who knows Cinco de Mayo as “Cinco de Drink-o?” At minimum, this requires attribution. In the article, there is none. The rationale from the Wildcat is that it requires none because that’s the way college students know Cinco de Mayo. So, from there, one takes the huge leap that because Cinco de Mayo has already been debased, no attribution or explanation is
required. Yet, another question does stick out: as of what date did Cinco de Mayo become a weekend dedicated to tequila and celebration? And, finally, one can only shake one’s head thinking that, indeed, Cinco de Mayo has become so debased that it is the liquor industry that has now become the prime educator of college students about this historical date. This ignorance has become so normalized that, apparently, some students are scratching their heads, clueless as to why this situation is denigrating. Is it students who are actually clueless, or is it the Wildcat? Is there a way to fix this situation? Perhaps next year the campus community can sponsor an event that educates people as to what Cinco de Mayo actually is. —Roberto Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the department of Mexican American Studies.
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Four UA students were diverted to the Dean of Students Office for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on April 28. A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to a call from Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall. A resident assistant led the officer to a room from which the smell of burning marijuana was coming. A man could be seen through a window lighting what appeared to be a pipe. When the door was opened, the officer saw there were three other men also in the room. After identifying all four students, the officer noticed a grinder and hose with burnt residue in plain view. The officer asked one of the students where the rest of the materials were and the students brought out a vaporizer from the closet and a small baggie with marijuana and rolling papers from the desk. The students gave all of the materials to the officer. The officer noticed all four students had bloodshot eyes. They explained where they got the vaporizer and marijuana from, and all four admitted that they had smoked the marijuana. The officer informed the students they would be diverted through the Dean of Students Office.
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A UA student was cited for shoplifting from the UofA Bookstore on April 28. A loss prevention officer told a UAPD officer that a UA student had tried on a pair of sunglasses, then took them off and held them in his hand while he looked at clothes. He walked out of the store without paying for the glasses. The officer spoke with the student, who agreed to answer the officer’s questions. The student said he tried on the sunglasses, and then took them off to look at clothes and forgot he had them. He said he left the bookstore and was confronted by a loss prevention officer. The student said he did not come to the bookstore to steal the sunglasses and he did have money to pay for them. He claimed he had left the store without paying by accident. The student was then cited and released, and was advised that if he returned to the bookstore, he would be arrested for trespassing.
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LIVERMORE, Calif. — Lying on her back across a row of padded chairs, Mariela Meylan grimaces, struggling to stretch her arms skyward. Through a gentle form of yoga, she’s training her damaged brain to more effectively communicate with her limbs. “My body is not in so much in pain as it was before,” the former soldier said. “Everything is moving in the right direction.” It is a miracle, combined with sheer will and a mother’s determination, that Mariela Meylan is moving at all — or even alive. She was a heartbeat from death a decade ago, her body left mangled in the dust after being struck by a hitand-run driver. She was in a coma for eight months, which left her partially paralyzed and unable to speak or eat. Doctors told her mother she’d never recover, and that if she awoke, she’d be a “vegetable” for the rest of her life. Yet after a decade of hospital and in-home nursing care, physical rehabilitation and various alternative therapies, Mariela Meylan, 34, can speak and walk with the help of a cane. She’s learning to sew; she swims, plays piano and rides horses. She was given a wheelchair to practice playing basketball and recently drove a gocart by herself around a Livermore track, beaming. “I felt like a kid again,” Mariela Meylan said. It’s been a slow but startling recovery for Mariela Meylan since her brush with death in 2004. Fresh off a second tour of duty in Iraq, the Army specialist was in a convoy in Kuwait when one of the trucks got a flat. Mariela Meylan got out to help when a car slammed into her and three other soldiers. Two of the soldiers died, but Mariela Mariela hung on. She doesn’t remember anything about the crash or its aftermath. The Army, according to her adoptive mother, Lisette Meylan, was vague about the circumstances. Mariela Meylan — whose daughter, Jaela, was just a year old at the time — had suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, a dislocated hip, collapsed lung, severed liver and a stroke
Mariela Meylan, 34, performs a modified uttanasana, or forward bend, as instructor Kate Coughlin encourages her to reach and straighten her shoulders in Pleasanton, Calif., on April 22. Meylan suffered brain injuries while stationed in Kuwait in 2004. Over 10 years, she has made great progress.
caused by an emergency medical procedure, leaving her partially paralyzed. She had slipped into a coma, and doctors told Lisette Meylan her daughter would never recover. “The doctors wanted to take her off life support,” she said. “One day at Walter Reed [National Military Medical Center], a psychologist made sure we knew she would never wake up. I cried that day. Then I thought, what the hell does he know?” According to the U.S. Department of Defense, nearly 300,000 cases of traumatic brain injury were diagnosed in the armed forces from 2000-2013. Of those, about 2,900 were classified as severe, with another 4,400 reported as penetrating or open-head injuries.
More than 80 percent resulted from vehicular crashes, falls, recreational activities or training. Of the female soldiers deployed since 2001, the department said, 5 percent have suffered some form of traumatic brain injury. Doug Miller, a member of Alameda County’s Veterans Affairs Commission, met Mariela Meylan through the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program, a mentorship assisting severely injured soldiers. Miller said he has seen many veterans with traumatic brain injuries improve within the first five years of their injuries, and many of those recoveries, like Mariela Meylan’s, have been “significant.” “Her determination has never wavered,” Miller said. “She considers it her job to improve her physical
condition. … She’s someone to be admired.” Mariela Meylan awoke from her coma unable to walk or talk and dependent on feeding and breathing tubes. She spent three years recuperating in veterans’ hospitals from Washington, D.C., to Palo Alto and Livermore. It took a year for her to regain her speech, and she was wheelchair-bound for five years. “(The injury) made moving difficult,” Mariela Meylan said. “My mind wanted to go but my legs did not want to get me there. It was very tough.” Unsatisfied with the prognoses she was hearing from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Lisette Meylan pursued alternative treatments for her daughter, such as craniosacral therapy — a light-touch bodywork
for the head, neck and spine — acupuncture and a spiritual healer. Kate Coughlin, owner of Downtown Yoga in Pleasanton, Calif., provides Mariela Meylan with oneon-one instruction on a weekly basis. “In terms of her recovery, it’s not a small thing,” Coughlin said. “She’s a strong soul, brave, and never gives up. There’s a lot to be said for her attitude.” Mariela Meylan is upbeat about her progress and has her sights set on learning to cook and care for her 10-year-old daughter, who lives with her father in another state. She’s also looking forward to her first yoga retreat. The practice, she said, makes her feel stronger and more flexible. “It’s motivation to [say]: ‘I’m not as weak as you think I am,’” Mariela Meylan said.
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SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At least 14 people were killed and more were wounded as government forces seeking to win back the eastern Ukrainian city from pro-Russia separatists ran into an ambush Monday set up by the rebel gunmen. Operations by the Interior Ministry, army and national guard troops for the last two weeks, often more off than on, erupted in a massive shootout as the armed convoy rolled into Semyonvka, a suburb of Slovyansk. The army were met by separatists firing Kalashnikovs, grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns. The gun battle underscored the tough resistance government forces have faced in confronting the rebels — directed, they say, by Moscow — who have seized control in more than a dozen towns and cities in eastern and southern Ukraine in a bid for greater autonomy, independence or annexation by Russia. Witnesses described the scene outside Slovyansk, one of the centers of the rebellion, as harrowing, especially after a gas station exploded in a wall of flame. “For a moment I lost my hearing as my car was shaken by an explosion behind,” said Alexei Sergiyenko, a 36-year-old factory worker who had just refueled his car at the station. “I stopped the car about (110 yards) from the place, ran out and lay behind it.” Sergiyenko said gunfire continued for about five minutes. When he drove back into town, two armored vehicles carrying more than a dozen gunmen and flying the white flags of the selfproclaimed Donetsk Republic rolled past him
A Russian separatist gunman waits for the start of a funeral ceremony for a recent victim of fighting in the town of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on Monday.
toward the battle. The Interior Ministry said government forces suffered four dead and 30 injured, UNIAN news agency reported. Seven rebels were slain and three were injured, said Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, the self-proclaimed mayor of Slovyansk. In addition, three civilians were killed and 15 were wounded. “They are using a cunning in-and-out tactic
with us, obviously counting that we will soon run out of our manpower, given their blockade of Slovyansk,” Ponomaryov told the Los Angeles Times. “But I must boast that a lot of our friends arrived in Slovyansk this weekend to help us fight the fascist junta,” the pro-Russia mayor added, hinting at what Ukrainian officials say is the case: that Russians are involved in the conflict. “We have information that 150 Cossacks
from Crimea have arrived in Slovyansk to help the separatists,” Security Service spokeswoman Marina Ostapenko said Monday at a briefing in Kiev, the capital, Ukrinform news agency reported. “We are dealing with a very well-prepared adversary armed with grenade launchers, mortars and machine guns,” Stepan Poltorak, commander of the national guard, said at a briefing near Slovyansk on Friday, a video of which was posted on the Interior Ministry’s website. “We tightened our grip around them in the center of the town, but they are not letting us come closer.” Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said at the same briefing that the slow pace of the operation was the result of efforts to spare the lives of peaceful residents of Slovyansk. “We are engaged in a war on our own territory,” Avakov said. “Our hands and feet are bound by the fact that we are surrounded by the peaceful population. Some of them support us, some don’t, but the point of the matter remains that Ukrainian military can’t shoot at peaceful residents.” Fighting in Slovyansk and elsewhere in the industrialized Donetsk region has intensified as opponents of the interim leadership in Kiev appear to be trying to disrupt the May 25 presidential election. Separatists have called a rival vote for secession on Sunday. Avakov also said in the newspaper, and on his Facebook page, that a special forces unit was dispatched Monday to Odessa to restore order there. At least 46 people died in the Black Sea port on Friday during a clash where firebombs set ablaze the city’s trade union building where pro-Russia gunmen had taken positions.
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ARIZONA HOCKEY FORWARD Alex O’Dea fights for the puck during a game against NAU. O’Dea and defenseman Alex Vazquez will play in the Eastside Elite Hockey League in their home state of Michigan this summer.
Arizona hockey defender Alex Vazquez and forward Alex O’Dea will play during offseason together in the Eastside Elite Hockey League in Michigan BY JOEY PUTRELO The Daily Wildcat
wo Wildcats will spend the summer gearing up for next season while playing with other college hockey standouts and professionals in a program based in their home state. Freshmen and Michigan natives Alex Vazquez and Alex O’Dea have been accepted to play in the Eastside Elite Hockey League for the third straight year. O’Dea, a speedy forward, and Vazquez, a hard-nosed defenseman, saw a large amount of playing time in their freshman season at Arizona. Before they became Wildcats, Vazquez introduced his longtime junior league teammate O’Dea to Eastside Elite Hockey to improve their chemistry on the ice. Like in the previous three summers, O’Dea and Vazquez will be on the same roster. “We’re able to be out there against competition that is higher during our season [as Wildcats], which I think will help us a lot,” O’Dea said. “There are a couple times a week you’re playing in a game-like setting. There are real refs and it’s really competitive.” The Eastside Elite Hockey League was founded in the summer of 2008 by Michigan native Steven Olesky, who has spent the past couple of seasons in the Washington Capitals organization. Olesky started the league with just
five teams, but it has since expanded to 13. With players from the junior levels, NCAA Division I, European professional and amateur teams and even the NHL and AHL, there’s a wide array of talent featured in Eastside Elite Hockey. In order to get into the league, players must apply. After the potential players are approved by Olesky, he creates rosters for each team based on ability and experience. Applicants can request to be on the same squad, which is how O’Dea and Vazquez have been consistently paired together. “There are guys who will take it end to end, use spin moves and put the puck through their legs and put a spin on the goalie,” Vazquez said. “That’s the cool thing about it, though, because playing with those guys makes you better.” Running from June through early August, two regular season games are played each week over six weeks with playoffs and a league championship to end the season, according to Vasquez. All contests are held at the Mount Clemens Ice Arena in Mt. Clemens, Mich. Vazquez and O’Dea said that regular season play is more laid-back; however, once playoff time rolls around, everyone gives their full effort as the teams begin to chase the championship. “In the beginning, you’re coming out of that restful period before training starts and then it’s like boom, boom, boom,” Vazquez said. “Passes are crisp, there’s lightning speed coming from the pro guys and then it’s awesome to see where you’re at as a player.”
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The Eastside Elite Hockey League has several rules that differ from the American Collegiate Hockey Association Men’s Division I level Arizona is in. There are no coaches for the Eastside Elite Hockey squads, but Vazquez noted that some will play in the league to scout younger players. O’Dea said that Sean Hogan, UA head hockey coach and a Michigan native, came out to watch some of the games last summer. Since participants primarily belong to other clubs, hitting is illegal in the league. Also, unlike the ACHA, players are not required to wear facemasks on their helmets. Vazquez said that he won’t be wearing a facemask because he’s comfortable with how experienced the competition is. Meanwhile, O’Dea said he has a completely different idea for his bucket. “I plan on either wearing the full bubble or cage because taking a puck to the face doesn’t feel good,” O’Dea said. “I don’t want to put my face at risk and then, of course, my mom doesn’t want to deal with that dentist bill either.” O’Dea and Vazquez said that they will return to Arizona this fall as sophomores. The Wildcats will open up the 2014-15 season Sept. 27, in Flagstaff, Ariz., against NAU.
On April 22, Arizona junior Jacob Borcover was named the new executive director of ZonaZoo, officially taking over the position on May 1. The Daily Wildcat caught up with Borcover to go over his future plans as well as what it means to be named the top-student section in the Pac-12 conference by ESPN.
BY TYLER KECKEISEN The Daily Wildcat
moving ZonaZoo at McKale. Once the renovations are done, students should expect ZonaZoo to be behind the hoop as its
n average fan looking at a team’s draft needs on a draft website would probably never guess most experts do not have Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey on their list of the top five running backs. It’s a shame that fans won’t see the eye-popping highlight link next to Carey’s name, who might happen to be this year’s Alfred Morris. You might remember Morris as the former 2012 six-round pick by the Washington Redskins and 2013 Pro Bowl selection who only ran for an impressive 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns in his first season . Despite his brilliant performance at Florida Atlantic University, draft experts didn’t covet Morris since he had disappointing NFL Combine numbers, running a 4.67 second 40-yard dash and only bench pressing 16 times. Similar to Morris’ combine results, Carey’s numbers were unimpressive, as Carey, a Doak Walker Award finalist this past season , ran a 4.7 and bench pressed only 19 times. But those numbers shouldn’t matter, because his performance on the field this past season should carry more weight for the NFL teams evaluating running backs when picking in the later rounds. Some draft experts, such as ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. or NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks, don’t seem too concerned about Carey’s lack of
Daily Wildcat: Why did you want to be the executive director of ZonaZoo? Borcover: When I came to Arizona I wanted a big Pac-12 school sports environment, and after going to my first Arizona football game and sitting in the ZonaZoo I fell in love with the atmosphere. So I joined the ZonaZoo crew and made the goal to work as hard as I [could] to someday become the director of ZonaZoo — and now after two years, here I am. What are some changes you hope to make? One of our first goals is to target football and the atmosphere. We want to, of course, make sure people stay. And we have lots of ideas and we’re still talking to Arizona Athletics, and it’s up in the air, but we want to tackle Arizona football and Arizona Stadium first.
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THE ZONAZOO student section cheers at Arizona Stadium. Jacob Borcover was named the new executive director of ZonaZoo on April 22.
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REDSHIRT SENIOR Nick Ross had a high jump of 7-6.5 at the double dual against ASU and NAU. The jump was the No. 1 collegiate high jump mark of the year. Ross has had a record-setting season.
ARIZONA HEAD BASEBALL COACH Andy Lopez walks off the field. The Wildcats were swept by Oregon this past weekend.
The Arizona baseball team lost another Pac-12 Conference series over the weekend when the Oregon Ducks swept the three-game series in Eugene, Ore. Arizona has only won two conference series this season. The No. 8 Arizona softball team dropped two out of three games against No. 10 Washington. Arizona’s six-game winning streak ended on Friday, when the Huskies defeated Arizona 11-7 in Seattle. Ron Francis fired Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller and most of his staff. Francis said this will be a “fresh start” for a franchise that has made the playoffs once in eight years. Although Francis may think firing the majority of the coaching staff a week into his new job as general manager is hot, Muller may not.
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Senior Erik Oja and junior Alex McMahon were selected to represent the Arizona men’s golf team at the NCAA San Antonio Regional. Oja and McMahon were selected as two of the 10 individuals to compete at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club (par 72, 7,206 yards), hosted by University of Texas at San Antonio. The Arizona women’s track and field team swept ASU and Northern Arizona University for the second straight year this past weekend. Arizona beat ASU 106.5 to 91.5 and beat NAU 116 to 66. Arizona redshirt senior Nick Ross set a new school record in the men’s high jump competition. Ross’ clearance was 7-6.5 (2.30m), beating the previous record of 7-6 (2.29m). The previous record was set on May 10, 1980.
THE DAILY WILDCAT • 9 Despite poor defensive play and bad decisions at the quarterback position FROM PAGE 8 for Arizona, Carey was no afterthought during the size or lack of elite speed, Wildcats’ four losses this and have him as a top-five season . running back in this year’s Carey’s motor to get the draft. extra yards is what kept But the majority of NFL viewers tuned in, and the draft experts, such as NFL. fact that he had the patience com’s Mike Mayock or to find the open gaps and ESPN’s Todd McShay, do not get frustrated was look at those weaknesses as impressive. a major concern. Not only In Arizona’s blowout loss do they not have Carey in to ASU Carey had 157 yards their top five, but they also and one have Boston touchdown . College’s His 138 [Carey] might Andre rushing yards Williams happen to on 21 carries ahead of be this year’s against him in their Alfred Morris. USC, which rankings. finished 14th Are you in the nation serious? in rushing defense, was Carey outperformed quite impressive as well. Williams in the AdvoCare Carey’s numbers were V100 Bowl with 169 rushing just as remarkable during yards and two touchdowns, the team’s biggest wins, while Williams only had especially against Utah 75 rushing yards and a earlier in the year and meaningless touchdown at then-No. 5 Oregon back in the end of the game, when a November. win was well out of reach. So those teams that Let’s take a look at Carey’s consider passing on performance on the field Carey on day three of the alone this past season. draft, beware of Carey’s Carey accumulated vengeance, as he might 1,885 rushing yards and 19 be looking to capture the touchdowns. His durability was impressive given the 349 rushing title when playing your team in week 17 this carries he had. upcoming NFL season. Carey rushed for well over 100 yards in each game, which is remarkable since the Pac–12 was heralded by — Follow Tyler Keckeisen many as the second-best @tyler_keckeisen conference in the NCAA .
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Recently ESPN named ZonaZoo the best student section in the Pac-12 conference. Can you comment on that? It’s an absolute honor and well-deserved title. I think when we’re in a close football game, our student section can compete with the best of them.
And for basketball I think we have a top five student section every single game, no matter the opponent. But what I think a lot of people don’t know or see is we do a lot of community work, and I think that easily separates us from the rest of the student sections at other universities. So like I said, it’s well-deserved, but also an honor that we own with pride.
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PAC-12 SOFTBALL POWER RANKINGS
Wildcats maintain fourth position BY ROBERTO PAYNE The Daily Wildcat
1. Oregon (47-6-1, 18-2-1)
This past weekend was really confusing for Oregon, as it lost a game, won a game and even tied a game against ASU. The Ducks play Arizona this weekend in what should be a great series.
2. UCLA Bruins (46-5, 17-4)
UCLA outplayed Stanford in two of their three games, but has to forget its most recent home loss. ASU is one of the hottest teams in the conference, and the Bruins have to travel to Tempe, Ariz., to take on the Sun Devils.
3. ASU (43-8-1, 14-5-1)
The Sun Devils had a rare winloss-tie weekend against Oregon and have little to no time to dwell on that, as they play UCLA this
weekend. If ASU can take care of the Bruins, it will definitely move up in these rankings next week.
4. Arizona (40-11, 13-8)
The Wildcats continue to struggle away from Hillenbrand Stadium, and luckily for them, they have no more road games. Unluckily for them, Oregon comes to town this weekend, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see Arizona’s undefeated home record end.
5. Washington (30-13, 10-9)
Washington would be higher on this list if it had played more games. It just took two of three from Arizona, but it’s just too much of a reach to put the Huskies over the Wildcats.
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6. Utah (26-24, 8-15)
A sweep against California proved to be exactly what Utah needed after laboring through a four-game losing streak. The Utes have five winnable games this week and could get above 30 wins.
7. Stanford (29-23, 4-17)
Stanford stole a game against UCLA, but is still the most disappointing team in the Pac-12. Seems like forever ago that the Cardinal was in the top-25 rankings.
8. California (23-26, 4-15)
It wasn’t a surprise to see California get swept against Utah last weekend, and now it will play Washington this weekend. There’s little to no chance it wins a game against the Huskies.
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9. Oregon State (16-30, 3-16)
Oregon State is the only Pac-12 team that will not reach the 20-win plateau, because it only has
three games left. Winning out would at least provide optimism as the Beavers’ season ends.
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UA professor pens theater Who. What. adaptation of classic tale Wear. BY CALI NASH
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Although “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri has inspired countless artistic creations, particularly of his “Inferno” canto, until recently no one had produced a prominent theater adaptation of the second canto, “Purgatorio”. Patrick Baliani, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies at the UA Honors College, wrote the play adaptation now showing at the Rogue Theatre. Baliani began the project in summer 2011 by translating the original text as literally and “with as much humility” as he could. Once he had gained confidence in his translation, he was able to arrange the pieces and “extrapolate the meaning” to fit his own production. The result is a performance in which the main character, Dante, finds himself trying to navigate Purgatory with the poet Virgil as his guide. Though he has made it out of Hell, Dante must cleanse his soul in order to ascend into Paradise. Purgatory is a mountain REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT made of seven layers, each representing one PATRICK BALIANI, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies at the Honors College and an award-winning of the seven deadly sins that Dante must playwright, wrote an on-stage adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s “Purgatorio.” It follows the poet Virgil’s journey through overcome in order to move forward. the levels of purgatory, which represent the seven deadly sins. “Dante’s Purgatorio” will play at The Rogue Theatre this The production uses shadow play to Thursday through Sunday. emphasize the role that shadows and ghosts humans feel and think hasn’t changed” since recreating the play and tried for a “vibrantly play in “Dante’s Inferno.” A screen is set academic” feel. Furthermore, he thinks the poem’s conception. up behind the actors, which allows for the Baliani said the play is a good fit for “Purgatorio” is applicable to many of the easy creation and manipulation of light and college students in particular due to its subjects students are studying or have studied silhouettes to create the desired shadowing transformative themes. Dante is in between because “it touches on everything” and “is effect. Inferno and Paradise, in much the same way such a foundation of Western civilization that Baliani cut out many of the characters that that college students are in between youth students will enjoy it and learn from it.” appear in Dante’s poem instead, choosing To Baliani, the theater holds significance and adulthood. one character from each level of sin that he Purgatory is a physical place, but Baliani because he thinks that people lose touch felt was the most relevant and representative. with themselves when they always resort to a perceives it as a symbol of a right of passage. “I think people don’t “You have to go medium without a human body. recognize how like our own Baliani said going to the theater represents through something in existence [“Purgatorio”] order to understand an opportunity to become part of the art and is,” Baliani said. He added what happened for the audience to be part of the experience. that much of the reason Where: The Rouge before and what’s As such, a discussion is held at the end of the “Purgatorio” has been Theatre going to happen in play. overlooked thus far is that “The talkback with the actors and director the future,” Baliani When: Thursday – people tend to associate it after the performance creates a discussion said. with punishment, when really Saturday, 7:30 P.M.; Christina Petsas, a where these big ideas can be hashed out and it’s more joyful. “Inferno” may sophomore studying considered from new angles,” Franklin said. Sunday, 2 P.M. attract the most attention, but This past Sunday marked the first sold-out communication Baliani said he finds it “static,” Tickets: Student rush and Spanish and show, and Baliani said he has seen the same while “Purgatorio” is “active saw people attend multiple performances. tickets are $15 starting Portuguese, with yearning and desire.” Baliani said he believes the greatest the play and said it “Many [students] had to 15 minutes before “appeals to students takeaway from the experience are the themes read ‘Inferno’ in high school, curtain. because it examines of redemption and forgiveness. [but] to see a part of Dante’s “I think it can help people understand how different temptations work on stage is a whole that we deal with in to be better,” he said. new experience,” said Emily college, but gives hope for improvement and Franklin, one of Baliani’s students. “The the attainment of grace.” medium of theater opens new views and As a teacher, Baliani said he knows interpretations not considered before.” academia can be either very exciting The play dates back to the early 14th — Follow Cali Nash or very dry. He kept that in mind while century, but Baliani believes “the way @cnashwildcat
nutritional science freshman What are you wearing today? Destroyed highwaisted shorts and a button-up Peter Pan shirt.
Why did you decide to wear this? It’s the last Monday of the semester, so I thought I’d dress up. What do you usually wear during finals week? I’m usually scrubbin’ it, just sweat pants and a loose T-shirt. Anything comfortable. What do you like to wear in the summer? Nothing with sleeves, because it gets really hot here. Anything that will keep me cool, like shorts and a tank top. Who or what inspires your style? Seeing people walk around campus. I online shop a lot but instead of buying anything, I look at what the models are wearing to get ideas.
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Can’t-miss summer movies Kid Support Group. Having read the book, I can attest that the story is steeped in humor and honesty. Woodley brings an inherent honesty to any role she inhabits and, this time, she has foregone all notions of standard Hollywood beauty, hooked up to a portable oxygen tank.
BY ALEX GUYTON
The Daily Wildcat
As “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (which was all right) dropped last week, summer movie season is officially upon us. Narrowing down which movies to preview from the abundance that will come out between May and August will be hard, but here are some to try.
‘22 Jump Street’ (June 13)
The follow-up to 2012’s “21 Jump Street.” One of the trailers seems to wryly acknowledge how older actors are inexplicably cast as high schoolers, when Ice Cube’s Captain Dickson says Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) look about 50 years old. Not to mention, this time they are going deep undercover at a college instead of a high school. The comedic, mismatched tandem of Hill and Tatum surprised a couple years back, and they seem to still have that great chemistry in the sequel. If it follows in the vein of the first film, part two should be a dynamite combination of selfreferential humor, vulgarity and action.
‘Godzilla’ (May 16)
Though some feel that the King of the Monsters has packed on a few too many pounds, Godzilla, both the creature and the film, seem to have returned to fighting form. A cast consisting of the likes of Bryan Cranston, Sally Hawkins, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen brings star power, and the quality of the actors suggests they must have seen something in the script. Director Gareth Edwards, first and foremost a fan, has drawn inspiration from the original 1954 classic. Also, there are monsters other than Godzilla in this movie, meaning there’s bound to be a climactic showdown between the towering, screen-filling beasts. This film certainly has all the potential in the world to surpass “Super 8,” “Cloverfield” and “Pacific Rim,” the best modernday monster movies we’ve seen thus far.
‘As Above, So Below’ (Aug. 15)
‘The Double’ (May 23, The Loft)
What’s better than one Jesse Eisenberg? Two Jesse Eisenbergs! In this black comedy from director Richard Ayoade, Simon James (Eisenberg) is an underappreciated employee in a faceless government organization. He’s not the most capable with women, nursing an unrequited love for copy room girl Hannah (Mia Wasikowska); however, James’ life takes a turn for the
surreal when he gets a new coworker: James Simon. Simon is James’ exact physical double, yet no one in the office seems to recognize the resemblance between the two. The concept seems like an heir apparent to Hitchcock, but infused with British humor. If you’re seeking something slightly off the beaten path of big and loud summer blockbusters, “The Double” should be both intriguing and funny.
‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (June 6)
Nerdfighters, rejoice! The adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel, which has spent 74 weeks on The New York Times’ Young Adult Best Seller List, finally arrives on the big screen. Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is a teen girl with cancer who meets Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a teen boy with cancer, at Cancer
This seems to be the only horror movie of the summer, and of this list, I am the most skeptical of this film. However, I am willing to give it a chance. The main draw of this film seems to be the unique setting. A group of explorers ventures below the streets of Paris into the infamous catacombs, where they encounter the grimly paranormal. The film is shot in the found-footage style popularized by “The Blair Witch Project” and the “Paranormal Activity” series, so there are no surprises there. The only trailer released thus far makes it look like a harrowing and gory experience. — Follow Alex Guyton @FilmandEDM
Graduate student studying Middle Eastern studies and journalism What are you wearing today? I am wearing a shirt from Urban Outfitters, pants from Macy’s, I believe the shoes are also from Macy’s and my dad got the earrings for me from the Middle East. Why did you decide to wear this? I feel like my performance during finals week is pretty much directly proportional to how good I look, so it’s nice to look good and feel good when you know you have a rough week ahead of you. What do you usually wear during finals week? Ideally, I would roll out of bed and wear sweats and slippers, but I usually like to dress pretty comfortably, because I’ll live in the library all hours of the day. What do you like to wear during the summer? I really love tube tops — anything that will keep me cool in the 150 degree weather. I’m really liking the high-waisted shorts with the lace accents and the floral accents.
Alaina Martinez, prephysiology freshman
What are you wearing today? I am wearing a tube dress with a safari feel. Why did you decide to wear this? It’s the last week of school, and I saw someone last week wear a tube dress with flats to dress it down and it worked. What do you usually wear during finals week? Probably some sweat pants and a tank top or a T-shirt. Do you have a favorite spring trend? I’m a fan of being at the beach, so if it’s a hot day and I’m going to the beach or the pool, I’d wear a half-shirt now that that’s acceptable. Who or what inspires your style? Shakira,even though she rarely actually wears clothes. — Compiled by Alicia Vega