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UA scientists try to find the answer to sustainability on Earth by growing food in space
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Student debt hot topic for Obama BY HANNAH PLOTKIN
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SEAN GELLENBECK, a systems and industrial engineering graduate student, polinates tomatoes in the prototype lunar greenhouse on June 11. Gellenbeck is one of the students who helps keep the prototype lunar greenhouse running.
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UA scientists have created a lunar greenhouse, an idea that could one day allow people to live on the moon or Mars. For now, it serves as a tool UA scientists hope to use to educate the world on the challenges facing the human race. In their new documentary, “Earthlight,” the UA scientists ask if learning to live on the moon is the key to sustainability on Earth. A lunar greenhouse acts as
The entire system represents, for a short period of time in a controlled replica of Earth’s ecosystem scaled down into a in a small way, the biological rough conditions, or eventually cylinder-shaped greenhouse systems that are here on Earth on Mars, the documentary explains. that attempts Scientists said that to mimic the What we learn from this controlled lunar greenhouse Earth systems technology can also into a “closed environment ... is being applied help create better atmosphere,” as here on Earth. sustainable food explained in a — Gene Giacomelli, Director of the Controlled production here on press release for Environment Agriculture Center Earth. the documentary Today, many produced by the College of Agriculture and Life by utilizing a self-sustaining countries have multiple cities Sciences. The documentary water cycle and atmospheric with more than a million interviews NASA scientists, UA cycle that can be used to harvest GREENHOUSE, 6 food and keep humans alive researchers and students.
President Barack Obama spent the last week addressing U.S. higher education issues, including student loan debt. Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum to help student loan borrowers repay their debt. The executive action retroactively extends the 2010 legislation that capped loan payments on federal direct loans at 10 percent of the borrower’s income to nearly 5 million additional people. Obama used the website Tumblr to answer questions from American students regarding the difficulties facing college graduates. Many of the questions, submitted by bloggers on Tumblr and selected by the website’s founder David Karp, dealt with high tuition and student loan debt. Though the cost of an education is high and the effect of debt can be staggering, Obama encouraged young Americans to continue seeking degrees. “It continues to be a very good investment for you to go to college,” Obama said. Other legislative action aimed at helping college graduates manage debt has not fared as well. S. 2292 was a bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Mass. The bill would have raised taxes on high income families and businesses in an attempt to keep student loan interest rates at 3.86 percent, but was filibustered in the Senate on June 11. In a statement, the Arizona Students’ Association spoke out against the filibuster to the bill. The statement pointed out that the current U.S. economy relies heavily on middle-aged Americans making larger purchases, but many college graduates will
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UA task force addresses campus safety BY Ethan McSweeney
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The UA local student safety task force made recommendations regarding what actions could be taken to the Arizona Board of Regents Monday morning. Melissa Vito, senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, presented the UA’s task force report to Eileen Klein, president of the board of regents, and student regent Kaitlin Thompson during a meeting at Arizona State University. Vito said the main issue UA students are concerned about is the Tucson Modern Streetcar because a high number of students ride bicycles and skateboards. “People are really nervous about how things will interact with each other,” Vito said. Vito said the UA is working with the city of Tucson to increase safety around the streetcar. The UA is also pushing to reroute some of the bike lanes around the streetcar tracks, which the city has not wanted to do, she said. Mark Timpf, assistant chief of police for the Tucson Police Department, said they will also be looking to examine safety issues for streetcar riders, as many are anticipated to be UA students. “We’ve taken some steps to mitigate some of the issues that have come forward [regarding the streetcar],” Timpf said. Vito also said that UA policies surrounding education on high-risk alcohol use have been successful,
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Melissa Vito, senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, presents the UA's recommendations on improving student safety for the Statewide Student Safety Task Force. The Arizona Board of Regents created the task force in fall 2013.
including high readership of Campus Health Service’s RedCup Q&A. One key recommendation the UA task force made is to increase the number of on-campus, alcohol-free events to offer to students. Vito said moving Spring Fling back to campus this year helped to reduce incidents of extreme intoxication among UA students for that weekend. “Every indicator that we would look at was down among DUIs, MIPs or extreme [alcohol] use,” Vito said. “We can’t do Spring Fling every week, but … we definitely need to do
more in that area.” A “Good Samaritan” policy is also being considered by law enforcement. The policy would give more leniency to students who help other students when they are concerned for someone’s safety regarding alcohol use. “Students have been saying for several years that our fairly rigid MIP policies and DUI made students really nervous to get help for other students,” she said. Vito also spoke about how the UA has been handling mental health
issues among students. She said the UA is looking to increase the number of mental health clinicians serving UA students, which currently stands at about 2,500 students to one clinician. One recommendation from the safety task force was to more consistently address students who are impacted by sexual assault at the UA. The Obama administration in recent months has been increasing the pressure on universities across the country to better address the issue of sexual assault on campus.
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The UA task force looked at local and national data on safety issues and received input from areas of campus such as the Disability Resource Center, Campus Health and Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Vito said. She also led a local meeting at the UA in late April to hear input from members of the community. The Statewide Student Safety Task Force was formed by the board of regents in the fall of 2013 to promote student safety issues at the universities and to identify state universities’ best practices on student safety. Each of the state universities — the UA, ASU and Northern Arizona University — formed local task forces to address safety issues at each of their respective universities. The UA’s local task force was comprised of regents, UA students and members of the Tucson and UA communities. The UA’s report for the task force has yet to be finalized, Vito said. Klein said the regents would be looking at how they could address student safety issues at all three state universities from a statewide level. She said she was pleased with how each task force performed. “Over the past several months, if I could characterize it, I think it’s been a really healthy conversation,” Klein said. “We’ve identified some possibilities for improvement and that’s really the goal.”
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UA students experiment in microgravity BY Meghan Fernandez
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A UA research team conducted an experiment it designed with NASA during the first week of June. The microgravity research team was one of 18 teams to participate in NASA’s highly competitive Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program. The team was looking into the polymerization process in a zero gravity environment. Ruben Adkins, an aerospace engineering senior, said the team focused its research on the materials production in orbit because this is the direction technology is headed. Adkins also said this is a topic that has not been explored. Over the course of seven months, the team designed and built an apparatus that would allow a reaction in microgravity. They flew in one of NASA’s planes, the Weightless Wonder, and were able to test their apparatus in microgravity, Adkins said. Being in zero gravity is not something many people get to experience. “It was a blessing that we were able to be a part of the program,” Adkins said. In addition to the research aspect of this program, the team also had the opportunity to network with undergraduate students from other schools, Adkins said.
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Justin Hacnik, a molecular and cellular biology senior, Ruben Adkins, an aerospace engineering senior, and Dustin Groff, a chemical engineering junior, research the polymerization process in a zero gravity environment. Hacnik, Adkins and Groff were on one of 18 research teams invited to run experiments on NASA's reduced-gravity plane, the Weightless Wonder.
Justin Hacnik, a molecular and cellular biology senior, said the team began with a written proposal for the project last
August. He said one of the criteria for this experiment was designing an apparatus that would allow liquid to remain stationary in
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“The engineering process in general isn’t very static, [it’s] constantly changing and that was definitely a turn in our box design,” Hacnik said. The team members came from diverse backgrounds with their field of study, Hacnik said. The members’ majors range from chemical engineering to mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. “When we were working on the project, we kind of wanted to find something all of us could contribute to,” Hacnik said. Michael McCabe, a mechanical engineering senior, said there are no statistical results from their experiment yet. He will test the samples sometime next week and compare the control samples to the microgravity samples. “Fun stuff aside, nothing we did on paper came out as planned,” McCabe said. Chemical engineering senior Kellin Rumsey said if he were able to participate in this program again, he would be interested in doing more experiments in other environments, such as double gravity. “Either way, we learned a lot … we were doing something that had never been done before,” Rumsey said.
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Police Beat BY NICHOLAS PEPPE
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Republican Rep. Ethan Orr ballot run challenged
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A University of Arizona Police Department officer was flagged down near the businesses along University Boulevard between Park Avenue and Euclid Avenue on June 11 by a business owner who complained that a woman had stolen money from his business' tip jar. The woman matched the description of a woman who UAPD had been advised to keep an eye out for in the area. The woman had been accused of shoplifting from a local business near University Boulevard and was not allowed back in any of the businesses and possibly not on any of the businesses' properties. The responding officer attempted to locate the woman and was informed that security observed her jump over the west wall of the UA Visitor Center on the northwest quad of Euclid Avenue and University Boulevard. The officer was informed by a witness in the lot that he had seen her running through the lot where she went on to jump the wall and flee on foot westbound down an alley. UAPD was unable to locate the woman.
UAPD responded to a report of a UA student allegedly causing a disturbance at the Administration building. Witnesses inside the building said that the student came in and initially didn’t take a number to be helped and after a few minutes took a number and went outside to smoke a cigarette. An employee stated that the student became agitated after he believed that his number had been skipped and the employee had been helping out another person instead of him. The employee told the student that the numbers must have gotten mixed up and that they would help him as soon as they were finished helping the person who was already in the window to which the student went on to tell them that they need to hurry up and that “this wasn’t a resort.” Witnesses said the student was speaking a different language and at one point told them to “shut your mouth.” UAPD was informed by a record check that the student had a courtordered mental health evaluation out of Tucson Police Department. The TPD Mental Health Unit then responded to the location and UAPD had no more involvement in the case.
Democrats claim Orr did not collect enough valid signatures to appear on the August ballot, but Orr claims the resulting lawsuit was simply a distraction signatures, and said he hopes the Democratic Party will reimburse taxpayers for the money spent. Pima County Democrats filed a lawsuit “My hope is that we stop trying to distract against Republican Rep. Ethan Orr the voters and just focus on the issues,” Orr (R-District 9) last week claiming he did not said. collect enough signatures on his nominating In a press release, Pima County petitions to qualify for re-election. Democrats accused Orr of disregarding Attorney Jeff Rogers filed the lawsuit on county and municipal codes by putting up behalf of Tucson resident Paul Hilts. The campaign signs almost a month early. legal challenge, filed June 10, alleges that as “It’s a shame that someone elected to many as 288 signatures were invalid. make laws seems unable to follow the law If successful, the challenge would have like everyone else,” said Don Jorgensen, removed Orr, who is also Pima County Democratic an instructor in the School Party Chair, in the press My hope is that of Government and Public release. we stop trying Policy, from the November In addition to legal to distract the ballot, leaving two challenges to his candidacy, democratic candidates, Orr was rumored to have voters and just Randall Friese, UA lost the endorsement of focus on the associate trauma medical auto dealer Jim Click, as issues director, and incumbent well as his job as executive — Ethan Orr, Victoria Steele (D-District director at Linkages, a R-District 9 9). nonprofit organization However, the Pima founded by Click that helps County Recorder’s Office determined Friday veterans and developmentally disabled that Orr turned in 393 valid signatures, individuals find employment. which is enough to qualify for re-election. However, Orr confirmed that he resigned The case was scheduled to go before from Linkages and both he and Click denied a Pima County Superior Court judge on rumors of a falling out. Monday. However, Rogers told the Arizona “We’re still very close friends,” Orr said. Daily Star that he is withdrawing the lawsuit. Click said on John C. Scott’s radio show “That challenge never should have been that he continues to support Orr politically. filed,” Orr said. “They were challenging Orr is currently launching a new nonprofit perfectly valid signatures.” called Simply Clean and Green, which aims Orr estimated it cost the Pima County to teach jobs skills to the homeless and Recorder’s office $20,000 to verify his mentally ill. BY MEREDITH MORRISSEY Arizona Summer Wildcat
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REP. ETHAN ORR (R-District 9) faced a lawsuit from Pima County Democratic Party alleging that he had not collected enough valid signatures to qualify for the August primary ballot. The lawsuit was dropped Saturday.
“I’ve been at Linkages for ten and a half years and I’m actually very excited to be starting something new,” Orr said.
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people, including China, which has more than 100 such cities, said Joel Cuello, professor of agriculture and biosystems engineering. The prediction is that by 2030, China will have more than 220 cities with more than 1 million people each, which is part of a global trend population increase that could impact the resources we have to produce food, the documentary states. “The prediction is that we are going to need 70 percent more food in the middle of the century than what we have today,” Cuello said. In order for lunar greenhouses to be efficient on the moon or Mars, scientists needed to recreate the external space environment on Earth, called an “analog,” said Phil Sadler, lunar greenhouse originator and president of Sadler Machine Co. This means simulating an environment dealing with extreme temperatures with little to no atmospheric pressure and other harsh living conditions. Ultimately, it led to setting up a research station in the barren snow-covered desert of the South Pole, according to the film. “[We] identified the South Pole station as the best analog for the moon and Mars,” Sadler said. In addition, there are training simulations done at the South Pole greenhouse that recreate situations that may occur during lunar greenhouse missions. These require an operator platform where a real time data center on Earth can be used to monitor and communicate with astronauts on the moon or Mars, indicating key variables and resource balances of the lunar greenhouse system and providing directions and suggestions for better management, the film said. “What we learn from this controlled environment system will, and already is being applied here on Earth, and it’s produced great food in urban areas or in areas that are
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Clockwise from Top: The lunar greenhouse is modeled after the UA Biosphere 2 and uses some of the same priniciples. Gene Giacomelli, principal technical investigator and director of the UA Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, hopes to relocate the lunar greenhouse to the Biosphere 2 to help educate the public. Tomatoes grow hydroponically, a process where water and minerals act as a fertilizer instead of soil, in the UA's CEAC lunar greenhouse prototype on June 11. The lunar greenhouse was created to grow food in space to help educate people about how to make food more efficient and sustain the population growth on Earth. Jolanne Balderrama, a third grade teacher at Moya Elementary School, asks a question about the lunar greenhouse to Giacomelli and Phil Sadler, president of Sadler Machine Co. and designer of the lunar greenhouse, after the presentation of "Earthlight" at the Biosphere 2 on June 11. "Earthlight" is a documentary by Cody Sheehy, video coordinator for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, about the lunar greenhouse and was shown to a variety of teachers.
not normally thought of as food production areas,” said Gene Giacomelli, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. As far as the vision to one day put a selfsustaining lunar greenhouse on the moon
or Mars, UA scientists are optimistic. This could also happen sooner than one think. “This [lunar greenhouse] would be a driver for one day creating a space colony on the moon or Mars, and it also opens
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David Karp (left), founder of microblogging platform and social networking site Tumblr, and President Barack Obama (right) discuss financial issues such as student loan debt facing American college students on June 10. Obama answered questions submitted by users of the website during an online Q&A.
be too burdened by debt to qualify for mortgages or start families in the near future. The ASA suggested this trend could cause an economic collapse in 20 years. A study performed by the UA between 2007 and 2013 showed that half of college graduates rely on financial help from parents or relatives two years after graduating. The study also found that graduates were delaying significant life goals. 19 percent of respondents to the study said that owning a home was not important to them, and around
the door for a revolution in how we design our cities over the long term,” Cuello said.
28 percent said the same about marriage. “We also have to do a better job of informing students about how to keep their debt down because, frankly, universities don’t always counsel young people when they first come in,” Obama said in his Q&A with the Tumblr community. Rebekah Salcedo, senior associate director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, said all UA students who accept loans are required to complete loan entrance and loan exit counseling. She said the online counseling sessions inform students on the implications of borrowing loans.
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“Our office works very hard to provide informational resources to students so that they can make the most educated and informed decision possible,” Salcedo said. Graduates from the UA have a lower repayment default rate than the national average Salcedo said. She said that data collected between 2010 and 2013 showed that UA students had a default rate of 6.8 percent while the national average is 14.7 percent.
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UA vets continue service at home BY HANNAH PLOTKIN
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The UA Student Veterans of America donated eight computers to the International School of Tucson to aid in the education of local children on Thursday. Calvin Jensen, SVA president and political science and philosophy junior, and Ammon Naone, SVA historian and international security studies graduate student, both served in the Marine Corps before enrolling at the UA. Naone, whose daughter attends the International School of Tucson, said that he noticed the school needed computers while volunteering there. The donated computers were originally given to the UA Veterans Education and Transition Services Center by the Raytheon Company. Once the VETS Center received new computers, Naone offered the old ones to the school. Jensen said that community service fits into the mission of the SVA, which involves itself heavily in the community.
“We want to take everything the student veterans learned in the military and apply that in a positive sense to our community to show everyone what veterans can do,” Jensen said. Naone said he feels being in the military was an act of service to his country, and being involved in community service gives him back that feeling. “You’re part of something bigger than yourself,” Naone said. “I think it kind of gives us back that feeling that we’re doing something positive or helping again.” The VETS Center offers important counseling and support to student veterans who are attending college using the G.I. Bill, Jensen said. He said there are 1,200 student veterans at the UA. The national statistics of student veteran dropout rates are staggeringly high, Jensen said, but the VETS Center can help veterans transition into a higher education environment more easily. “It was important that they didn’t feel isolated, that they had a sense of community where they could come in and feel welcome,” Jensen said.
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Ammon Naone, historian of the Student Veterans of America at the UA, represents the Veterans Education and Transition Services Center while donating computers to the International School of Tucson on June 11. Naone said he noticed there was a need for more computers while previously volunteering at the school.
Amy McDonald, a math and English teacher at the International School of Tucson for 5 years, said the K-5 school prepares children for an international community by teaching them German, Spanish, French or Chinese. She said the school currently only has one computer lab, which has to be reserved. With the donation from the SVA there will be a computer in every classroom. This will
allow children to use licensed educational programs to facilitate learning, as well as enable research when necessary, McDonald said. She said the computers will also allow teachers to take attendance electronically.
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In NCAA sports, unions cause more problems than solutions BY MYLES GALLAGHER
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niversity of Oregon’s ostentatious Kilkenny basketball floor, which depicts a design resembling a forest of pine trees, symbolizes the wealth of the NCAA’s big-time athletics programs. The extravagance of the facilities, large coaching salaries and the amount of national broadcasting coverage are often discussed in the college sports media. Members of the Northwestern University football team recently won the right to bargain collectively for what they feel is their fair slice of hearty college-athletics pie. Unionization could prove to be a boon to student-athletes on revenue-producing teams, but could also be a problem for NCAA sports that don’t generate revenue.
YOUR VIEWS Online Comments From “UA and Phoenix collaborate on a 10-story research building” (by Nicholas Peppe, June 10) More buildings in Phoenix? Very nice of us to fund facilities out of town that the UA could benefit from. What next? A hospital
Should widespread unionization occur, The Northwestern players are allied athletes would no longer be considered with the College Athletes Players traditional student-athletes in the eye of Association, a freshly-formed players the university, but instead be classified alliance whose goals include, among as university employees. According others, improved health care and lessto the Northwestern case ruling, the demanding practice hours for their regional director of the National Labor associated players. It doesn’t take Relations Board considers a business degree to athletic scholarships determine that the focus Low-revenue compensation for their of the unionization services as collegiate movement is the revenueathletic athletes. The ruling producing sports of men’s programs effectively means that football and basketball. ... would be any athlete receiving CAPA is advocating for faced with the a scholarship, full or improved health care for elimination partial, would be eligible athletes including postto unionize and be collegiate medical support of athletic considered employees. from universities for scholarships. This would include injuries sustained during scholarship athletes on their college careers. teams that produce little While the issue of which or no revenue and are largely supported benefits should be extended to college by university funds. athletes is worth debating, there are Current U.S. labor laws, including Title important downsides to the unionization IX , would mean that universities would movement that could have negative have to offer the same benefits across impacts upon college athletics if they all NCAA sports being played at that remain unaddressed.
university. Unfortunately, it is much more plausible that a university will offer to insure its top men’s basketball athletes for injuries sustained during their college careers than an athlete on the rifle or water polo team. Should a university be put in the situation of operating in this system, it makes the most financial sense to forgo support of low-revenue athletic programs. The majority of these programs would be faced with the elimination of athletic scholarships, and find themselves with a new designation as a club sport. Additionally, the NLRB ruling opens the door for any scholarship activity (disregarding strictly academic scholarships, as the NLRB does not consider these employee contracts) to potentially become a unionized activity. The possibilities include marching bands and cheerleading squads, to name two. Because those activities require students to participate in certain events at certain times in order to keep scholarships, the
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From “UA makes student safety recommendations to board of regents” (by Ethan McSweeney, June 15) This sounds like a really positive meeting. The Good Samaritan policy would be a real step in the right direction and I think would actually help make everyone feel safer and more willing to make tough decisions about
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or law school in Flagstaff? I guess we get a mega buck sports program and outsource Engineering to ASU (oh, and Old Main reconstructed for the X-tinth time as the new Presidential Palace). I suspect Ann Weaver Hart has not noticed that we are in the midst of a brain drain, will this help bring faculty to Tucson? From what I understand, the Osiris Rex Project has to use other facilities to conduct their research (TEM, FIB, SIMS). Looks like we are promoting brand name UA
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Streetcar: safe or sorry? BY JORGE ENCINAS
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ove it or hate it, the Tucson Modern Streetcar is here and ready to carry passengers on July 25. Now the city needs to protect its investment by ensuring the safety of the projected influx of shoppers, diners, students and tourists. In hopes of creating economic growth, the city of Tucson has chosen to focus on the downtown and university areas. By spending heavily on the construction of the streetcar project, the city is banking on creating a stimulus for the area that will attract businesses and customers into the downtown area. The city has invested $198.8 million, $129.8 million local and $69 million federal funds, into the 3.9 mile route according to the financial reporting on the Sun Link website. However, this flood of people that are projected to bring new business and money into the area may find themselves falling victim to local crime. The total number of crimes reported to the Tucson Police Department was on a decline from 1997 to 2011, but since then crime has slowly been on the rise. During a 30 day period, ending on Thursday, around 142 incidents of crime along the streetcar line, especially along
the police department to create a transit the Stone Avenue to Eighth Street stretch, unit with the sole task of patrolling the were reported to the police department. streetcar, the buses and the public transit This included 29 assaults, 28 thefts, stops. With a constant police presence in three sexual offenses and one robbery, these key places, it would create a more according to the TPD’s website. comfortable environment for businesses, If the city is going to make this project employees and potential customers. a success, then the people attracted to Obviously more police means a bigger the area will need to know they are safe financial burden on the city. No one shopping and dining downtown. As more would want to lose the current police people come into the area, crime can be protection in their neighborhoods to expected to continue and may even rise keep shoppers downtown safe. unless the city takes measures to curtail However, downtown and the incidents as much as Fourth Avenue already have possible. police officers that focus on One way to reduce The people the area. A small city sales criminal incidents would attracted to tax, as unpopular as it may be for the city to hire the area will be, would help fund a few more police officers and need to know more officers. increase the presence of they are safe In addition, since the uniformed officers along area is located near other the streetcar route, which shopping areas of the city that would would deter crimes of and dining benefit from increased opportunity and keep downtown. police presence, officers disorderly conduct by would be close by should people who spill out there be an emergency. of the bars in check. It If people can move freely around the would also create faster response times to crimes in the area when police assistance area without the fear of having their cars broken into, bikes or possessions stolen is needed. and not having to worry about being Loitering is a common crime-related assaulted, then the hopes of continuing problem in downtown, especially to attract more people and tourists into around the Ronstadt Transit Center and surrounding streets. One potential idea is the area can become a reality. moving the bus stop out of the area, but that would inconvenience the majority of the people on the buses who are trying to get to and from work. — Jorge Encinas is junior studying A more specific solution would be for journalism. Follow him @DailyWildcat
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ruling could apply to those scenarios as well. Universities are not going to want to have to negotiate labor disputes with non-revenue-producing groups that they could easily demote to a club level. Should universities choose to fight to maintain their scholarship activities that produce less revenue, they’ll be forced to find room in the budget to do so by imposing fees, tuition hikes or cuts to personnel and their salaries. Universities could certainly redirect expenses, such as University of Alabama’s football head coach Nick Saban’s almost $7 million annual salary, but these universities are going to want to remain competitive in play and recruiting. The potential of losing their head coaches to more lucrative salary contracts may not be viewed as a viable option for large universities competing in the power conferences. While the unionization of the mainstream athletics teams will enable men’s football and basketball teams to receive the benefits that many believe they deserve, it will have a negative effect upon scholarship athletics programs with low revenues. While the widespread unionization of college athletes is still years away as the NLRB ruling can only be applied to private colleges, it is important to consider how a move in that direction could deny students that participate in less popular scholarship activities an opportunity to obtain an education. — Myles Gallagher is senior studying anthropology. Follow him @thegetawayMYLES
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Six strings of fun at guitar fest BY TODD BICKEL
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The second annual guitar festival took place at Park Place Mall this past weekend. The free festival showcased local music exhibitors, live performances and engaging activities for guitar enthusiasts. The Southern Arizona Arts & Culture Alliance funded and produced the festival to instill interest in music, and expose local guitarists to the community. The event kicked off its first note on Friday night with Guitars and Growlers, a free opening act where attendees got the opportunity to sample adult beverages and jam with guitars. The festival continued on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., a day that included over 25 performances, an air guitar competition, giveaways, guitar shows, promotional vendors and exhibitors. Performances occurred on three separate stages throughout the day, where various local artists performed genres that ranged from classical guitar to Celtic rock. Saturday’s festival also provided several activities for aspiring guitarists, such as the annual Air Guitar Competition. The competition provided an outlet for inner rock stars to experience the main stage and perform their moves in front of a cheering audience. Other activities included a GuitART booth where coordinators taught attendees to paint and decorate acoustic guitars. The festival gave exhibitors and vendors an opportunity to inform and inspire guitarists of all ages. Exhibitors and vendors provided valuable information on everything related to the guitar. Taylor Treadway, product specialist at Instrumental Music Center on Speedway Boulevard and Kolb Road, expressed the importance of promoting local music to the community. “It’s cool to get everybody out and exposed to local music,” Treadway said. “Tucson has a lot of talent that a lot of people don’t recognize. It’s important for local music to be spread out to the community, especially in such a high trafficked-area.” Perhaps the most memorable moment from Saturday’s event came from Tucson’s own Brian Lopez. Lopez is a successful recording artist who headlined the festival, and played an hour-long set list of Spanish folk. Lopez’s presence brought a big crowd to the main stage Saturday night. In between songs, Lopez reminisced on his Tucson upbringing and told several
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FROM TOP COUNTERCLOCKWISE: PAUL LONARDO, a courier for LabCorp, talks about guitars and rock music with Barry Sparks, bassist, during the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance's Guitar Festival at Park Place Mall on Saturday. Sparks has been a bassist since 1978 and has played with Ted Nugent and the Scorpions. Barry Sparks puts his guitars up for display as he talks with mall-goers about music and guitars during the guitar festival.Marisa D'Onofrio gets her face painted by Mary Wilkins during the guitar festival. Face painting was one of many booths at the guitar festival.
inspiring anecdotes of life on the road. Lopez also gave the audience advice for success in the music business and demonstrated his respect for the guitar and the Tucson community. Lopez tours internationally and performs in several languages. According to Indierockreviews.com, Lopez explained why he decided to incorporate Spanish into his music. “[I use Spanish] because of my Latin
roots and just being in Tucson, the culture is very Hispanic and Spanish is just a normal thing here,” Lopez said. “I just like language, switching it up.” Lopez’s debut solo album, Ultra, was released on March 6, and Lopez is currently touring the West with the Heartless Bastards. — Follow Todd Bickel @DailyWildcat
With the help of the Tucson community, the monsoons may be coming Tuesday for the 17th annual El Dia de San Juan Fiesta. Each year on June 24, the fiesta attendees pray for the beginning of the monsoon season to bring new life to the desert. The festival is celebrated every year on the Catholic feast day celebrating St. John the Baptist. The ceremony begins with a procession along the dried Santa Cruz River. A statue of St. John the Baptist leads the procession, which ends in a fiesta at Mercado San Agustin. At the Mercado, a Catholic priest will lead a prayer for rain and the priest will bless holy water for attendees. One may think that this is primarily a religious festival but El Dia de San Juan Fiesta is a historic and cultural cornerstone of the Tucson community. “In the old days when the river was still running people would gather and have a picnic,” said Lillian Lopez-Grant, president of El Dia de San Juan Fiesta committee. “They would say prayers to St. John the Baptist to intercede for rain. The weather wasn’t much better in those days, and the plants, animals and livestock were dying. [The old fiestas] were always a party. People would bring their guitars to the river and they would sing and pray.” The Fiesta has its origins in the exploration of the Tucson area by Spanish conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado. Local folklore states that Coronado was exploring the Tucson area on June 24, 1540, when he came upon the dried Santa Cruz River. He prayed to St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water, and suddenly the summer monsoons began. Since then, June 24 has had special significance to the Mexican-American community. “Years ago we tried to just make it [the Fiesta] on a Friday night but people got really upset because it wasn’t that actual 24th of June,” said Lizette Matus, vice president of El Dia de San Juan Fiesta committee. During the 1930s and 1940s, the people of Tucson stopped celebrating this unique piece of southern Arizona history. In 1997, the El Dia de San Juan Fiesta committee was formed with the help of the American Historical Society to preserve the Hispanic heritage of the Tucson community. Last year, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild declared by
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The Coronet hits high note on Fourth Ave perhaps even a cocktail. There are also tables and a bar area available indoors — no reservations required, nor accepted. This April, The Coronet cafe opened its The menu can only be described as eclectic, doors on the corner of Fourth and Ninth featuring a variety of savory dishes such as Avenues, beneath the historic Coronado Hotel shakshuka and seared fig tartines and others downtown. The Coronet’s vibrant owner, Sally originating from countries such as Spain or Kane, has successfully created an atmosphere South Korea. Kane was clear that although the that emulates a classical big-city cafe, similar menu may seem a little pretentious because of to what you would find in San Francisco, the names of the entrees, the food itself is not Chicago or New York City, that harkens back to complicated or fussy. a European aesthetic, “It simply is what it is,” Kane according to Kane. said. Kane is a local Kane said she is proud entrepreneur who of every item on the menu has owned many and that its creation was a businesses throughout collaboration between herself Tue-Wed: 8am-9pm her life, but none quite and her two chefs, Jake Alpert Thu-Sat: 8am-10pm like The Coronet. and Erika Bostick. When conceptualizing “It’s just food we love … Sunday: 8am-2pm the cafe, she wanted to that makes sense to us, but craft a place that made it definitely has a classical her feel the same way European sensibility to it”. she had felt when she Kane said the most was travelling. People can, and do, use the difficult aspect of opening the restaurant space in different ways, which Kane strongly was launching the restaurant without having encourages. The patio has a lovely ambience systems already established. She said that that is perfect for an afternoon coffee, or upon opening, her and her partner, Gregor BY Cassandra Ott
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Del Rey releases chilling new album BY Christianna Silva
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ollowing hype from Coachella, Lana Del Rey’s latest album has already lit up the charts. Lana Del Rey reported not liking the spotlight life of a pop star, and considered not creating a new album. This idea of hers even brought her to a palm reader, and according to her interview with the New York Times, she spoke to her palm reader about having doubts about continuing as a musician altogether. Thankfully, Del Rey rethought her decision and released Ultraviolence on Friday. The tone of her new album occasionally takes some spooky turns, so its Friday the 13th release date is surprisingly fitting, although it wasn’t released on iTunes until Tuesday. Ultraviolence has become one of Lana Del Rey’s most incredible works to date. It creates a mix of the 2012 Del Rey from Born to Die with some new techniques and styles that are begging to be heard.
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Throughout Ultraviolence, Del Rey uses synths to her advantage by creating a chilling tone that is almost eerie. Between the tone and crushingly normal lyrics, Del Rey reaches new heights with this album. It is one of the most relatable albums so
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Sally Kane, owner of The Coronet, stands at the bar of her cafe on Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street. Kane's European styled cafe features live music on Wednesday nights.
Kretschmann, were averaging no more than two to five hours of sleep per night. Decisions about opening, closing, tipping and hiring were completely designed from the ground up. However, her outlook on the future is bright as The Coronet begins to host several weekly events on its patio. Currently, music on the patio is taking place every Wednesday this summer from 7-9 p.m. Patrons can enjoy half-off all wines while
appreciating the rhythmic sounds of romantic French jazz artist Naim Amor. Additional events, such as a discount night for bike riders and a fixed-price multi-course meal for other nights of the week, are also in the works.
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official proclamation that June 24 was El Dia de San Juan Fiesta day. “It was something the community really needed to pull together,” Lopez said. “We began the tradition 17 years ago and it took off from there.” The committee has been a smashing success. Matus described the early festivals in the 1990s as small block parties, but last year over 4,000 people attended the family-friendly fiesta and this year looks to be even more successful. The event is widely known for its fantastic food and entertainers. Tucson’s all-female mariachi group Mariachi Viva Mujer will be serenading attendees with their original music. The closing act will be the country-folk group from the Tohono O’odham Nation Gertie and the T.O. Boyz. The event is family friendly, so no alcohol will be sold. Carne asada burritos, carne asada tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs and more will be for sale, Matus said. There will be an area for kids with piñatas and games. Keeping with the spirit of generosity and the reason for the event, water is not allowed to be sold. It is given out free by the committee. El Dia de San Juan Fiesta begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The procession will begin at the Mission Gardens at 927 West Mission Lane and proceed to the Fiesta at the Mercado San
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From left to right and top to bottom, Sally Polanco, special events coordinator for Celebratión de día San Juan, Lizette Matus, vice president, José Carbajal, treasurer, and Lillian Lopez-Grant, president, pose with a statue of St. John the Baptist. They are putting on El Día de San Juan Fiesta at the Mercado San Agustin on Tuesday from 5-10 p.m. The Fiesta is a Tucson tradition dating back to the 1500s.
Agustin at 100 South Avenida del Convento. The fiesta will last until 10 p.m.
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far in 2014. The Guardian gives Lana Del Rey four out of five stars for her performance, “[Ultraviolence has] great songs about awful, boring people,” The Guardian said. Del Rey eloquently and fabulously ties in the pain, sorrow and simple annoyances of our everyday lives as if she were our best friend. The connection she creates with her listener makes her album difficult to become bored with. While the album is beautiful and tastefully written, it undoubtedly follows Lana Del Rey’s style. It is overwhelmingly similar to the rest of Del Rey’s work, and it would have been great to hear her break though her musical shell. If listening to Ultraviolence and Del Rey’s break-out album Born to Die side by side, the similarities are stunning. However, since Del Rey stuck to her same style, it became clear what her personal sound is. “She’s never sounded so comfortable in her own skin,” Digital Spy wrote. That is obvious throughout the entire album. Del Rey has become more talented at threading her voice in with the background music, and by doing so she creates a style that is truly her own. Refreshingly, Del Rey never seems to be searching for hits with her songs and albums, something deserving of respect. “Her voice sounds human and unguarded, offering sweetness and ache even when she sings four-letter words,” The New York Times said. It’s something rare to hear when the radio turns on. Del Rey has the interesting talent of taking crude words and turning them into gentle works of art. The New York Times also points out that her songs invoke a vintage sound. This sound is mirrored by her vintage style, with finger waves, high-waisted shorts and Peter Pan collars. Lana Del Rey’s new album Ultraviolence is on the top selling albums on iTunes, and deservingly so. If you find yourself in need of a soulsearching album, Ultraviolence is a superb choice.
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E3 plays it safe, but well BY TORSTEN WARD
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ony utterly crushed its competition at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, effectively taking hold of all that the next generation of gaming has to offer. But winning the 2013 battle doesn’t mean the war is over. Last week, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony all took the stage in Los Angeles once again to duke it out over the hearts of gamers everywhere. Who came out ahead this year, you ask? Let’s break it down.
Microsoft At 9:30 a.m. on June 9, the company behind the Xbox 360 and Xbox One gave fans everywhere a look at its upcoming roster of blockbuster, exclusive and even indie titles. Yes, you read that correctly. After Sony’s indieadvocating performance last year, Microsoft finally stepped up its game and not only revealed some independent titles coming to its platforms (such as “Inside” and “Ori and the Blind Forest”), but also spent nearly the entire media briefing talking about nothing but games, a topic pushed to the background of its conference last year for a larger focus on the “lifestyle” of gaming’s next generation. Fans couldn’t be happier. After a huge change in direction for the Xbox One in which the company matched the PlayStation 4’s pricepoint and unpackaged the oncerequired Kinect, Microsoft has found its way back to targeting its core audience: gamers. Microsoft’s briefing was a non-stop train of heavy-hitters and big titles, albeit with no major surprises included. It opened with “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” the ever-present franchise’s latest installment, and talked about some highly anticipated third-party titles such as “Assassin’s Creed: Unity,” “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” “Rise of the Tomb Raider” and “Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” Big deal. The real fun began when the exclusive titles were put into the spotlight. “Forza Horizon 2” looks like the most polished racing title ever to grace the screen, “Sunset Overdrive” looks like stupid amounts of zombiebursting fun, and “Scalebound” looks like a dark, badass “How to Train Your Dragon” game. The studio behind “Left 4 Dead” even announced its next project, “Evolve,”
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SONY AND MICROSOFT'S convention floor booths compete for attention at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Fans at the 2014 Expo experienced newly announced titles for the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
which brings back four player cooperative play against a Predator-like monster. Some compilation titles, including “Fable Legends” and “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” were announced as well. The biggest surprise of Microsoft’s conference, however, came when the rebooted “Crackdown” franchise and reimagined “Phantom Dust” were announced. Overall, Microsoft took one small step in the direction of rebuilding trust with its customers and one giant leap towards some hopefully awesome gaming experiences in the coming years.
Sony Speaking of space, Bungie’s “Destiny” acted as Sony’s flagship game in its press conference at 6 p.m. that same Monday. Sony took charge of media outlets everywhere for almost the entire duration of its near-two hour briefing. I say almost because the fluidity and energy of the presentation died somewhere in the middle during talk about network specifics, hardware and content aimed at incredibly niche audiences. That’s not to say services like PlayStation Now and products like Project Morpheus, PlayStation TV and the “Powers” program don’t sound promising based on the information presently available, but delving into hardware specifics and technical prowess in the midst of a press conference immediately following Microsoft’s gamingfocused briefing was a dull but expected move from Sony, especially considering that no definitive content was announced for the PS Vita at all. However, as far as PS4 (and PS3) games go, Sony was right on the money. Gameplay from the highly anticipated “The Order: 1886”
and “LittleBigPlanet 3” as well as trailers for “Let It Die,” “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” and “Bloodborne” were warmly welcomed as exclusives, while third party titles such as “Far Cry 4,” “Battlefield: Hardline,” “Mortal Kombat X” and “Batman: Arkham Knight” followed suit with nothing but pleased reactions from fans everywhere. In fact, “Arkham Knight’s” gameplay was outright astonishing on the PS4. But the biggest hit from the conference happened to be from Hello Games’ four-man studio in the form of “No Man’s Sky,” a beautiful procedural universe containing planets full of dog-fighting space ships, a huge sense of exploration and freakin’ dinosaurs. After talking about a huge partnership with indie-publisher Devolver Digital and an intriguing, mysterious title called “Abzu,” all that was left to speak of were the reboots. “The Last of Us” and “Grand Theft Auto V” both have remastered editions coming to the PS4 in the near future, as well as a reboot for Tim Schafer’s “Grim Fandango” and the announcement trailer for a “Ratchet & Clank” movie. Oh, and of course, Sony ended things with a trailer for “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.” Mic drop, bitches.
Nintendo Nintendo is nothing if not a crowd pleaser — a virtual crowd, that is. For the second year in a row, Nintendo brought its press conference to audiences by means of a digital event. In other words, its pre-recorded rendition of the “conference” allowed Nintendo to save a lot of time presenting and make sure it was delivering information in the best and most
fun way possible. Several of these strategies played out as live action “Super Smash Bros.” battles between Nintendo heads Reggie Fils-Aime and Satoru Iwata and a sassy claymation about E3 done by the guys over at “Robot Chicken.” However, most of the crowdpleasing came in the form of, what else: games. Longtime fans of Nintendo had no shortage of bells ringing in their heads during the digital event, as new games in the Mario Bros., Kirby, Yoshi, Star Fox and Zelda series were revealed over the course of E3. More “serious” titles, such as “Xenoblade Chronicles X,” “Devil’s Third” and “Bayonetta 2” as well as “Splatoon,” an original take on the action shooter genre, were announced to the delights of Nintendo’s more adult audience. Kids, on the other hand, will get their fix from Nintendo’s new toy-to-game line called “Amiibo,” which seems to work much like “Disney Infinity” figurines and those of the “Skylanders” series. Already revealed were some of “Amiibo’s” upcoming integrations into games like “Super Smash Bros. Wii U” and “Mario Kart 8.” Unfortunately, many of the big titles announced by Nintendo have scheduled release windows in 2015, giving fans of Microsoft and Sony extra time to possibly leave the Wii world and find their fix in the myriad of content available already on the Xbox One and PS4. However, with the upcoming release of “Smash Bros.,” I doubt Nintendo has anything to worry about. E3 2014 was played relatively safe by the big three. But that doesn’t mean this year’s conference was any less exciting for gamers everywhere. No clear winner can be determined based on press conferences alone, as many of the games and services announced by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are purely subjective in nature. Such a wide variety of entertainment options and an abundance of new, next-generation experiences are on the way and for that reason, the real winners of this E3 are us gamers. Except those of us still waiting for “Fallout 4”, “The Last Guardian” and “Half Life 3,” of course. Tick. Tock. — Follow Torsten Ward @torstenward
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Sports • Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Lalang wins eighth championship BY JAMES KELLEY
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Senior Lawi Lalang won a record eighth national championship and led Arizona men’s track and field to a seventh place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Lalang won the men’s 5K at the Outdoor Championships for the second year in a row. He has won one national title in cross country, four in indoor track and three outdoors. “It went the way we planned,” Lalang said in a press release. “I wanted to run faster than that but the main goal was just to win the race so I’m glad I did it.” Lalang broke an NCAA meet record from 1979 and set the school record for national championships, passing former Wildcat distance runner Amy Skieresz. Lalang’s title is the UA’s sixth in the event, behind only Oregon and Washington State, which both have eight. “I’m really happy [with my career], there’s nothing more I could ask for,” Lalang said. “I’ve
finished with 88 points. The women done my best, I did all my races with took 22nd with 10 points and Texas everything I got, I have nothing to A&M won the title with 75 points. regret and I’m really happy.” Senior Nick Ross, who was named Lalang just missed a ninth the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Field Athlete championship, finishing second of the Year, tied for third place in the in the men’s 1,500-meter final in men’s high jump competition with a 3:39.13 while the winner, Oregon’s leap of 7-2.5 (2.20m). Ross became Mac Fleet, ran it in 3:39.09. Lalang the first Wildcat ever to be first-team was also named the 2014 Pac-12 All-American in the high jump all Scholar Athlete of the Year and the four years of his college career. 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Track Athlete of “Overall, I can’t complain, some the Year. days just aren’t your “We had day and [Friday] wasn’t some historic I'm really my day,” Ross said in performances a press release. “I’m out here this happy [with happy, extremely weekend,” head my career], happy [with my time at coach Fred there's nothing Arizona]. I’m blessed. Harvey said in more I could This meet doesn’t a press release. ask for. define me in any way, “Lawi in the 5K — Lawi Lalang, shape or form. I’m last night is a senior cross country and just going to go back race that will go distance runner to Tucson, practice down in history and gear up for USA and it was so Championships.” great that it Senior Julie Labonté took fourth made ESPN’s top-10 plays. For him in the women’s shot put, with a to come back and get second in the throw of 56-8 (17.27m). She earned 1,500-meter was really satisfying. He first-team All-America accolades competed with the heart of a lion.” The Arizona men finished seventh four times, becoming just the third UA woman to do so. with 23.5 points, while Oregon
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ARIZONA SENIOR cross country and distance runner Lawi Lalang recieves a senior award on May 3 at Drachman Stadium. Lalang was named the 2014 Pac-12 Men's Track Athlete of the Year.
“I was pretty consistent but I didn’t have the big throw that I was hoping for to become the NCAA Champion,” Labonté said in a press release. “I ended up in fourth, so I’m pretty happy with that.” Redshirt junior Elvin Kibet finished fourth in the 10,000-meter race in 32:43.39, the second-best time of her career. She also took 14th
in the 5,000-meter. Freshman Aaron Castle finished 22nd in the shot put, earning honorable mention All-American accolades, the first Wildcat to do so as a freshman. — Follow James Kelley @jameskelley520
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UA has three drafted to MLB BY EVAN ROSENFELD
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Players respond to being drafted:
Farris, who returned for his senior year to be the ace of the Wildcats’ rotation after being drafted in Senior pitcher James Farris, junior second the 15th round last year by the Houston Astros, saw baseman Trent Gilbert and junior pitcher Tyler his perseverance pay off. Parmenter and six Arizona baseball commits By returning for his senior season, the Phoenix were selected last week in the 2014 Major League native bolstered his stock and improved his position Baseball First-Year Player Draft. in the Draft by six rounds. “Farris worked hard all year and it really showed,” Arizona players and commits selected in Parmenter said. “I wish him the best of luck in the the 2014 MLB Draft: future.” SS – Cole Tucker - 24th overall (1st round — Gilbert said he was excited but also a bit relieved Pittsburgh Pirates) when he heard his name called on the final day of RHP – Michael Kopech - 33rd overall (1st the Draft. round — Boston Red Sox) “I was expecting to go a little earlier, but in all RHP – James Farris - 259th overall (9th round honesty I was just happy to see my name up on the — Chicago Cubs) board,” Gilbert said. RHP – Jordan Yamamoto - 356th overall (12th Parmenter hung up his Wildcat jersey for round — Milwaukee Brewers) good when he officially signed with the Reds this 2B – Trent Gilbert - 462nd overall (15th round Monday, putting to rest any speculation about — Oakland Athletics) returning for his senior year to boost his draft stock. RHP – Tyler Parmenter “He wants to get a shot at pro ball - 635th overall (21st round — and it’s a good move for him,” Lopez I'm really Cincinnati Reds) said. “I wish all guys would come SS – J.J. Matijevic - 674th grateful for the back and get their senior year in, overall (22nd round — Boston but he needed to go out and start opportunity and Red Sox) pitching on a regular basis.” really blessed to LF – Darius Day - 696th Out of high school, the Tampa have this happen overall (23rd round — Texas Bay Rays drafted Parmenter as a to me. Rangers) shortstop in the 15th round. He — Tyler Parmenter, LHP – Cameron Avila-Leeper entered Arizona’s program as a junior pitcher - 860th overall (29th round — position player, specifically the Minnesota Twins) backup shortstop to Alex Mejia and Including Farris, Gilbert and then to Kevin Newman. Parmenter, the 2012 national championship team However, Parmenter didn’t find his niche until has now produced 13 MLB draft picks over the his junior season, when he was converted into a last three seasons. relief pitcher. Notable Wildcats that weren’t drafted this “I’m really grateful for the opportunity and really year include redshirt sophomore pitcher Cody blessed to have this happen to me,” Parmenter Hamlin, junior pitcher Mathew Troupe and said. “The coaching staff here was really great with junior catcher Riley Moore. me, really patient and actually gave me a plan to “I was very surprised with Hamlin not getting see what I could do and how I could improve each signed,” head coach Andy Lopez said. “I think season. This year, it ended up turning out for the we caught kind of a break there and I’m very best. All of my hard work is finally showing.” thankful for our benefit. I know [Hamlin] is excited to get back along with Mathew Troupe. Troupe was thinking he might get drafted as well — Follow Evan Rosenfeld even though he had Tommy John surgery in the @EvanRosenfeld17 beginning of March.”
UA SOFTBALL CONCLUDES PRODUCTIVE SEASON
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JAMES FARRIS, former Arizona pitcher, receives congratulations from his teammates after being awarded a framed T-shirt during Arizona baseball's senior night on May 24 at Hi Corbett Field. Farris was drafted in the 9th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs.
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College is coming —@StanMan_5 Stanley Johnson , highly-touted incoming freshman for the men's basketball team
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