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New year, new convocation BY JOCELYN VALENCIA The Daily Wildcat

For the first time in UA history, the New Student Convocation was held outdoors on the UA Mall on Sunday . In previous years, the ceremony was held in McKale Center, but because that site was unavailable due to its current renovations, the university had the opportunity to try something different. “Normally, we use McKale and have

a more academic ceremony with the deans,” said Kasey Urquidez , associate vice president for Student Affairs and the dean of undergraduate admissions. “This year the deans were more in favor of us trying something new, too, just to make it a little more festive with the traditions, and … that excitement about starting classes the next day, so we did it on the

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THE NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION took place on the UA Mall on Sunday. ASUA President Issac Ortega spoke at the New Student Convocation.

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PHILOSOPHY JUNIOR LUKE STAUFFER (left) and psychology junior Ryan Richards (right) race each other to the top of the rock wall during the Residence Hall Association Block Party on the UA Mall on Saturday.

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A new recruitment process to pledge for a fraternity at the UA was introduced in this fall. According to Adam Geyer, president of the Interfraternity Council at the UA, the process was altered to give potential new members, or PNMs, the chance to see every fraternity on campus and to help all 17 chapters achieve their class size goals. “We kind of formalized a process so that throughout the week, every PNM visits each fraternity, and as the week goes on, they mutually select each other,” Geyer said. “So by the end of the week they have a good idea of which fraternity is a good fit for them.” With 900 PNMs this fall, the new rushing process was designed to make sure that every PNM was able to see every fraternity chapter on campus. In previous years, the process was more informal, Geyer said. Previously, the process took place after fall classes began. Chapters would host events throughout the week, and PNMs were able to decide which events they wanted to attend. This ultimately led to an uneven

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Summer recap: Marijuana study, campus tobacco up in smoke BY ETHAN MCSWEENEY The Daily Wildcat

While many students went home or abroad over the summer, the Daily Wildcat continued covering the UA campus and the local community through the heat and the monsoons as the Arizona Summer Wildcat. Here are some of the stories you may have missed:

FIJI kicked off campus

Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, commonly known as FIJI, lost recognition this month from the UA following an investigation into the death of one its members in April. FIJI had been on interim suspension since July as the Dean of Students Office investigated allegations of violations to the Student Code of Conduct, including hazing and providing alcohol to minors. The allegations came to light following a University of Arizona Police Department investigation into the death of 19-year-old Michael Anderson who was a freshman in FIJI. FIJI’s house has now been converted into a residence hall called Rawls/Eller Lodge. The earliest the fraternity can come back to the UA campus is April 2019.

UA marijuana researcher fired

A prominent UA marijuana researcher was fired unexpectedly in June, prompting claims of political retribution against the university. Dr. Suzanne Sisley had spent years getting approval from the federal government and the UA to conduct a study testing the effects of medical marijuana on treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Arizona state senator Kimberly Yee, however, blocked funding for the study in March. Some veterans have expressed outrage over Sisley’s dismissal and a petition on change. org to reinstate her has garnered more than 107,000 supporters. The PTSD study’s future is now uncertain as the UA can still conduct the study, but the organization that is sponsoring it wants Sisley involved, which is not possible anymore.

TPD finds actions during March melee justified

The Tucson Police Department found its conduct justified in regards to the melee with rowdy fans on University Boulevard following the Arizona men’s basketball team’s loss in the Elite Eight on March 29. The inquiry, using footage from officers’ body cameras, third-party footage and a walkthrough, concluded that most of the actions taken by officers in controlling the crowd were appropriate and officers displayed “a great deal of self-restraint.” The inquiry singled out Sgt. Joel Mann, the TPD officer in the widely-circulated video that showed him knocking a woman over a bench, as being inappropriate in his conduct during the melee. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating Mann for potential civil rights violations. In a written statement, TPD chief

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TUCSON MAYOR JONATHAN ROTHSCHILD (center), Delectables owner Donna DiFiore (left of Rothschild), and Kurt Tallis (left of DiFiore), events and marketing director for Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, cut the ribbon during the Sun Link Tucson Modern Streetcar opening ceremony on Friday morning. Free rides were among activities celebrating the streetcar’s opening.

Roberto Villaseñor faulted the media for excessive coverage of isolated incidents of police violence.

UA goes tobacco-free

After several years of considering the ban, the UA has decided to go tobacco-free on its campuses. The new policy bans products containing tobacco and nicotine, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs. The tobacco ban is effective today on the UA main campus, the Arizona Health Sciences Center, UA South and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Following feedback from the announcement, the policy has been amended to permit the use of e-cigarettes, as their safety is still under review.

Tucson streetcar begins operations

Following years of construction and some delays, the Sun Link Tucson Modern Streetcar began operations in July to a boisterous grand opening ceremony along its four-mile track. The streetcar’s route takes it from UA campus through the businesses along Fourth Avenue and Congress Street and all the way out to Mercado San Agustin on the west side of Interstate 10. Free 30-day passes to ride the streetcar are currently available to UA students and staff. — Follow Ethan McSweeney @ethanmcsweeney

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OVER THE SUMMER, the former FIJI fraternity house was turned into a dormitory that will house 64 students. FIJI lost recognition from the UA on Aug. 18 due to violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

Community Chatter What are you most excited about for college?

“What [I am] most excited about … [is] the freedom,” Jarred Kay, pre-pharmacy freshman

“Meeting more people who like the same things I do,” Avery Davidson, computer science freshman

“Just getting into the swing of things, like if you want to join Greek Life, join Greek Life,” Leila Linzy, engineering freshman

“I’m most excited for the clubs and classes,” Clare Emmert, neuroscience freshman

“Meeting new people, and I’m playing on the hockey team this year, so I’m looking forward to the season starting,” Sean Gruenhagen, criminal justice freshman — Compiled by Meghan Fernandez

NEWS TIPS: 621-3193 The Daily Wildcat is always interested in story ideas and tips from readers. if you see something deserving of coverage, contact news editor ethan McSweeney at news@wildcat.arizona.edu or call 621-3193.

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FRESHMEAT The UA kicks off the 2014-2015 academic year with freshmen moving into on-campus residence halls BY MEGHAN FERNANDEZ The Daily Wildcat

Freshmen and other students living on campus moved into the residence halls last week, with early move-in starting on Wednesday and lasting until Sunday. According to the Residence Life website, the residence halls are filled to capacity for the 2014-2015 academic year, which also boasts the largest incoming freshman class (more than 7,800 students) according to a UA News press release. REBECCA MARIE SASNETT/THE DAILY WILDCAT

JULIE CAPWELL, operations manager for Residence Life, waves traffic down Tyndall Avenue during freshman move-in on Thursday.

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NUTRITION FRESHMAN KYRA TYWANICK plays a game of mega Jenga during the Residence Hall Association Block Party on Saturday.

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STUDENTS MOVING INTO residence halls adjust to living in smaller areas as they unpack their belongings.

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TERESA MARGASON, a philosophy, politics, economics and law major, meets her new home at Coronado Residence Hall on Friday.

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PREBUSINESS FRESHMAN CRISTIAN BARAJAS busts a move during the Residence Hall Association Block Party on the UA Mall on Saturday.

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Lessons found in Williams’ suicide BY PAUL THOMSON The Daily Wildcat

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n amazing thing happened this week: I changed my mind. Robin Williams’ death affected a lot of people. I didn’t do any “down and dirty” surveys to come to that conclusion, but based on the number of articles, Facebook statuses and Instagram tributes I’ve seen, Williams’ death has shaken our generation. For a lot of us, Williams was a pivotal actor who starred in a lot of nostalgic films. From “Aladdin” to “Mrs. Doubtfire” to “Flubber,” the Juilliard-trained comedian made us laugh and cry simultaneously. He was someone our parents trusted from their experiences with his earlier films, but who never forewent opportunities to usher in a younger generation of fans. So I sympathized and mourned, too. However, more than mournful, I was frustrated by the way the media and the public were handling Williams’ death. It seemed like every article I read had something to say about the irony of Williams — comedian of all comedians — suffering depression and ending his life. The idea that he made us all laugh, but no one knew how hard he cried. Give me a break. Just because the guy played funny parts means he wasn’t allowed to suffer from mental illness? That’s not irony. That’s being human. I was even more upset upon hearing that Williams’ daughter, Zelda, had deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts just days after news broke of her father’s suicide. According to her posts, she felt so disrespected, harassed and hurt by so-called “fans” calling into question her relationship with her father and accusing her of contributing to his death that she decided to take a break from Twitter and Instagram. I was ready to write. Pen in hand and frustration in heart, I sat down to write a scathing article about the price of fame, actors’ celebrity-hood and how actors are just people, too. Just because you religiously watched someone in a funny movie as a kid does not mean you know them or have the right to comment on their life or speculate about their death. Halfway through writing the article, though, wiping anger-spit from my lower lip, I decided to give myself a breather: I checked my email. A message from Debra Cox-Howard, a mental health professional, was sitting patiently in my inbox. I had asked CoxHoward to comment on the media’s depiction of Williams’ death. A licensed mental health clinician at Counseling and Psych Services and outreach coordinator here on campus, Cox-Howard answered, “It is my opinion that his death puts a well-known and familiar ‘face’ to suicide and mental illness in general, and that can be a good thing in that it grabs your attention. It is important for people to know and to see that just because a person ‘looks’ OK, that may not necessarily be the case.” I stopped writing that article. I was wrong. She was right. Williams is neither a friend nor a stranger; he’s a celebrity. Being a celebrity means living your life in the public eye. Whether that is a blessing or a curse or something in-between, this is the price you pay for international success and fame. Because he was a celebrity, Williams’ suicide is a huge event, something that has repercussions far beyond those closest to the deceased. Celebrities are teachers, and their lives — and deaths — are lessons. Williams’ suicide shouldn’t have had to happen. If we can learn from it, though, then maybe he didn’t die in vain. — Paul Thomson is a senior studying BFA acting and Africana studies. Follow him @BePaulite

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President Hart: Major changes this year at UA President Hart welcomes new and returning students to a new year at the UA.

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ear Arizona Wildcats, Welcome home to the University of Arizona! I hope that all of you, new and returning students alike, had a wonderful summer. I know that many of you were here taking courses, some were working or completing internships and others had amazing travel experiences, including studies abroad. Wherever you are coming from, I hope that you are excited for a dynamic year here at the UA. There are many changes in and around the UA this year: The rehabilitation of our beloved Old Main is complete, and McKale Center is undergoing a major renovation that will help us cheer the UA basketball teams to even greater heights than last year. I hope all of you have the opportunity to see and experience these reinvigorated and iconic buildings. Tours leave from the first floor of Old Main every day. If you have friends or relatives visit you here, the tours are a great way to show off our beautiful home. Another major change is Tucson’s Sun Link Modern Streetcar. UA students, faculty and staff are eligible for a free pass through Sept. 14 and a 50 percent

discount on semester or yearly passes is available as well. The streetcar runs through the UA campus and downtown Tucson on its way to the Mercado District west of Interstate 10. It is a wonderful way to see more of the city, and I encourage you to take advantage of this great new transportation resource. There are changes going on behind the scenes here at the UA as well, and many new opportunities are available to you as students. As some of you will remember from last year, we have launched a new strategic plan, Never Settle, which is guiding our work as one of the world’s best research universities. One of the most important parts of the Never Settle plan is our 100 percent student engagement initiative, which is creating opportunities for every student to participate, engage and apply learning experiences outside the classroom and laboratory. For example, students working in the Ralph Steckler Phase II Lunar Greenhouse program are helping to develop technology that could be the foundation for future space exploration and a resource to address agricultural challenges here on Earth. Here are a few more ways the university is helping ensure your success: • Career Services houses a set of resources that will provide a central point of access for over 15,000 available internships and other experiential learning programs. • Other important portals include the

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium and leadership opportunities like the Blue Chip program. • Starting this year, UA transcripts will feature a Signature Graduation with Engagement designation to signify completion of engagement activities — internships, research projects, studies abroad and the like — as a hallmark of a UA degree. • The Bear Down Downtown event in just two days (Aug. 27), will give you the chance to meet with organizations offering professional experience opportunities throughout Southern Arizona. See #BearDownDowntown for more information and to register for this event. In May, I told the class of 2014 that there are far more opportunities available as UA graduates than they could imagine. The same is true for you as students. As we begin the academic year, I urge you to seek out the resources and learning experiences that make the UA a unique and wonderful place. You will have the full support of our entire university community, and I can’t wait to see what all of you will accomplish.

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Editor in Chief: We are here for you BY JOEY FISHER The Daily Wildcat

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he great Leslie Knope once said, “There’s nothing we can’t do if we work hard, never sleep and shirk all other responsibilities in our lives.” This is definitely our motto at the Daily Wildcat. Every semester we tell ourselves that we will go to every class, do every assignment ahead of time and not spend money on junk food at the U-Mart (better known to us as the corner store). But every year, those promises to ourselves fall by the wayside, and this paper becomes our first priority.

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I’ve known editors who have failed classes, lost relationships, pulled three all-nighters in a row and even one who was shot with a pepper ball by riot police. And why do we do this to ourselves? Because we love what we do. As journalists, our job is to seek the truth and report it. We are here not for the university, not for the faculty and definitely not for our own mental health. We are here for you. We want to make sure you are informed about any injustices, interesting studies or awesome events that are happening. If there’s a car accident on University Boulevard or celebrities come visit the campus, we want to make sure you know about it. The UA is such a unique place in

a unique town. There are so many interesting things and people here. We want to make sure that the students who participate in Roller Derby or are the underdogs in the Associated Students of the University of Arizona elections get their spotlight. We want to investigate topics like sexual assault or students who use food stamps or abuse Adderall. But are we getting everything? Probably not. We want to hear from you, the student body, about anything we missed. We all look at our website every day and read your comments, hear your thoughts and share your ideas. I often hear that there is no other job like this on campus, and I have to agree with that. The sleepless nights and lack of a social life are all worth it in the end when we see the paper on the stands the next day. When we receive emails thanking us for covering something, it really does mean everything. So please, don’t be afraid to reach out. We are here for you. — Joey Fisher is a senior studying journalism and the current editor-in-chief. Follow her @Jo_Fiish

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POLICE BEAT BY MEGHAN FERNANDEZ The Daily Wildcat

Don’t shoot the messenger

An employee at the Bursar’s Office was threatened by a UA student’s father after his daughter was denied registration for the fall semester because she owed over $50,000 to the university. The employee spoke with the father and said he was extremely angry because of his daughter’s registration denial. The employee told a University of Arizona Police Department officer that the father said, “What do I need to do? Bring a gun down there?” The employee said she didn’t feel threatened or intimidated by the father’s comments. The employee then provided the officer with the father’s phone number. Shortly after speaking with the employee, the officer called the father and asked if he said, “What do I need to do? Bring a gun down there?” The man stated he did not say that to the employee. He told the officer on the phone that he had said to the employee, “We can’t do anything. We can’t pull a gun on anyone to make them do anything.” He apologized repeatedly to the officer and stated that he intended for what he said to the employee to be a figure of speech. The father said he wouldn’t hurt anyone and didn’t mean for the things he said to come off as threatening. Later in the day, the officer received a phone call from the father who said he left a voice message for the employee apologizing for what he had said.

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A man was advised that he was under arrest for shoplifting from the Starbucks at the UA Main Library and was later cited and released from the scene. A UAPD officer responded to a call from a Starbucks employee about a theft that occurred earlier that day. The employee told the officer that he had seen the man on numerous occasions in that Starbucks store and was suspicious that he was stealing display items from the front counter. On that particular day, the employee came to the front of the counter and stood behind the man. He told the officer that he saw the man take a granola bar and place it in his right pocket. The man bought a drink, but didn’t pay for the granola bar. The granola bar was valued at $2.50. The employee said the man then left the Starbucks and entered the library. The officer asked the employee if Starbucks wanted to prosecute for the theft, but the employee said he would need to talk to the manager first. The officer also asked if video surveillance was available and was directed to the UA director of library facilities. The officer went to the library to talk to the suspect, where another UAPD officer was already with him. The man told the officers he was in Starbucks earlier to buy a drink and then went to the library to use a computer. Later on in the day, the video footage was available and the officer watched it. The footage showed the man at the Starbucks counter pocketing the granola bar without paying for it. After watching the footage, Starbucks contacted UAPD and said that the man came back. Two officers went to the Starbucks and were directed to the library, where the man went. Starbucks told the officer they wanted to prosecute the man for the theft, so the officer read the man his Miranda rights. The man said, “I stay silent!” The officer advised the man he was under arrest for shoplifting and was then cited and released from the scene.

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CAMPUS EVENTS ‘Meet Me at the Rec’. 6PM. Student Recreation Center, Sitton Field, 1400 E. Sixth St. This event will have games, music, free food, and giveaways at Campus Recreation, as well as a chance to meet with local businesses and campus partners on the first day of classes. Learn more about club sports and intramurals, new trips and programs in Outdoor adventures, and participate in fitness and wellness demos. Biosciences Toastmasters. 12pm-1pm. Located in Drachman Hall, Room B109. The UA Biosciences Toastmasters Club provides a comfortable and fun environment for scientists and other professionals to practice speaking and leadership skills. Great way to network, and a place to practice for presentations. Art Exhibit-‘The Give and Take.’ 8am5pm. Joseph Gross Gallery, UA School of Art. This exhibition by Kristin Bauer and Emmett Potter explores the psychological and emotional responses to the material of the pop culture lexicon.

TUCSON EVENTS Aztec Toastmasters. 6:30am-7:30am. Coco’s Restaurant, 6905 E. Broadway. Learn to improve speaking and leadership skills. Team Trivia at Sky Bar. 7pm. 536 N. Fourth Ave. Teams can be any size and questions touch on history, current events, sports, pop culture and much much more. Winners receive free gift certificates to Brooklyn Pizza Company. DeGrazia Paints the Signs of the Zodiac. 10pm-4pm. DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun 6300 N. Swan. This exhibit by Ted DeGrazia shows his series of astrological paintings, drawings and essays infused with regional perspective and imagery from native cultures and will run through January 28th, 2015. Free of cost. Meet Me at Maynard’s: Social Run & Walk. Every Monday, check-in from 5:15pm-6:30pm. Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Begin your walk or run at any time. Get the hand stamp at check-in to receive discounts at downtown restaurants and bars. Free event.

TUCSON EVENTS Pima County Public Health Nurse Assistance. 9am-5pm. Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Do you have a health-related question? Do you need help with an AHCCS or SNAP application or renewal? Are you wondering what your blood pressure is? Just walk-in. No appointments taken. Free of cost. Call Info Line at 791-4010 to confirm availability. Tucson Circus Arts Fall Classes. Rhythm Industry Performance Factory. 1013 S. Tyndall Ave. 4:30pm-9pm. Tucson Circus Arts teaches classes in a variety of circus arts for kids and adults. Cost varies by class. Tai Chi for Health. 11am-12pm. Sunrise Chapel. 8421 E. Wrightstown Road. Sun Style Tai Chi class that is slow paced with qigong techniques. $7/class. Bite Carnivorous Plant Exhibit. 7am4:30pm. Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. An up-close look at the world of predator plants. Free with Gardens admission. $7 for students.

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distribution of members to chapters on campus. “Chapters with bigger reputations saw more men and were kind of flooded with men. With only a few hours in the evening to host them, it was really hard to have a successful recruitment,� Geyer said. “We wanted to give our chapters more time and give our PNMs a better opportunity to see the 17 chapters that we have instead of just two or three.� Jeremy Zilmer, coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Programs, said that a lot of first-year students base their decisions on what they think is popular, what they see on social media or what they hear from their peers. With the old process allowing PNMs to choose which chapters they wanted to see, less renowned chapters struggled to achieve their new class size goals for the year. “We wanted to have a process that was fair in the sense that it would put all our chapters on an equal playing field,� Zilmer said. “The point was to make it a more fair and equitable process.� The new process shares similarities with the sorority recruitment process; however,

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Mall.â€? The New Student Convocation is the official welcome for all incoming freshmen. “The purpose [of the ceremony] ‌ is to be able to help students just to understand what it means to be a Wildcat,â€? Urquidez said. “We want them to know about traditions, we want them to know the academics, so we try to pull all that together in one night as the official welcome to the University of Arizona.â€? An outdoor celebration, the convocation took a more casual

first day, or the introduction day, consisted of the check-in process where PNMs met their recruitment counselors and included an educational session for PNMs and

approach this year, inviting students to lay blankets on the Mall and enjoy free food and drinks. The first 1,350 students in line were served eegee’s. Various UA organizations were present with informational booths, such as the Student Recreation Center, the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the Freshman Class Council. The Cheer Team, poms and Pep Band were in attendance to lead thousands of students in chanting the UA cheer and fight song, as well as show students other Wildcat traditions. “I was expecting it to be very boring and sitting down, listening to people talk, but it’s not,� said Madison Meyer, a pre-business freshman. “It’s better than I expected.�

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The president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, Issac Ortega, hosted the event. His biggest advice for all new incoming students is to get involved. “Tonight my main message is really just being ready for school, whether it be academics or getting to know the professors,â€? Ortega said. “Just being holistically ready the entire year, because your freshman year is super critical in what you do when you start. ‌ It’ll shape the rest of the time in college.â€? Students watched a short film that taught them about UA traditions and the UA community from two large screens on both ends of the Mall. The clips involved characters Bobby and Alex trying to save

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The majority of Arizona athletic events take place during the school year, but that doesn’t mean summer lacks intrigue. From Stanley Johnson winning FIBA MVP honors to Tra’Mayne Bondurant rejoining the football team to Kevin Newman making Cape Cod Baseball League history, here is a recap of major UA athletic news from over the summer.

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As fall football camp began, Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez informed the media that, due to disciplinary reasons, senior safety Tra’Mayne Bondurant was no longer a part of the team. Rodriguez said that he had not yet talked to Bondurant, but there was a possibility for him to rejoin the team if he did everything he needed Stan the Man to do. Freshman forward Stanley Bondurant rejoined the team Not only is he Johnson came to Arizona as shortly after and has since been a good player, one of the most highly touted practicing with the team and will but he’s also recruits in the class of 2014 be available to play in the Aug. 29 a great young and added to his accolades by season opener against UNLV. winning MVP honors in June. “He may play, but he’s just man.— Andy Lopez, UA baseball coach Johnson, a member of the now getting reps … and so he will 2014 USA Men’s U-18 National not start on any unit,” Rodriguez team, helped Team USA secure said. “He’s worked his way back a 113-79 victory over Canada to at least get an opportunity to in the gold-medal game. play.” The 6-foot-7 forward averaged a team-high 14 Bondurant finished last season with 72 tackles points per game in just 16 minutes per game en and a team-leading four interceptions. route to being named MVP of the tournament. “It’s a team honor, really,” Johnson said in a Newman makes CCBL history Team USA press release. “Anybody on the team Arizona sophomore infielder Kevin Newman could have gotten it; what’s more important is made Cape Cod Baseball League history by winning the gold medal and all of us playing becoming the first person to ever lead the league hard to get it.” in batting average for two consecutive seasons. The gold medal was Johnson’s third FIBA “That’s quite an accomplishment,” Arizona gold medal of his young career, as he also baseball head coach Andy Lopez said. was a member of the 2012 FIBA U-17 World “Obviously, we’re very proud of him and happy

for him, too. Not only is he a good player, but he’s also a great young man. When you think of all the players who have played in the Cape Cod League — and I’m sure there are probably some Hall of Famers who have played in it — it’s quite an accomplishment to be the first to achieve what he’s done.” In 2013, Newman hit .375 in his first season in the CCBL and became the first freshman to ever lead the league in batting average. The 6-foot-1 infielder topped that by batting .380 in his second season in the league.

Miller rakes in more high-level recruits

Sean Miller is entering his sixth season as the Arizona men’s basketball head coach and has firmly established himself as one of the best recruiters in the nation. According to ESPN, Miller has secured four straight top-10 recruiting classes from 2011-14. Miller hit the road again this summer as he looked to make the 2015 class his fifth straight top-10 class. From the onset, it was clear that goal was well in reach. After five-star guard Justin Simon committed to Arizona in May, Miller added two more fivestar recruits in forward Ray Smith and guard Allonzo Trier over the summer. With three five-star recruits having already committed and several other on Miller’s radar, the 2015 class could be his best ever. — Follow Roberto Payne @HouseofPayne555

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The end of Arizona football’s training camp and having a season opener on a weekday has led to a somewhat odd schedule for the Wildcats. Sunday was similar to a Tuesday practice and, in the Wildcats’ last media availability on Friday before school started, head coach Rich Rodriguez said the players will dine at their position coaches’ places. “[Friday] the players are going to their position coaches’ houses, and I’m sure they’ll eat like champions,” Rodriguez said. “They’ll probably have a hard time getting up [Saturday].” Arizona opens the season on Friday by hosting UNLV at 7:30 p.m. Last year, the Wildcats beat the Rebels 58-13 in Las Vegas. Late last week, the Wildcats wrapped up the almost four-weekTYLER BAKER/THE DAILY WILDCAT long training camp. “It’s good to stop going against FORMER ARIZONA running back Daniel Jenkins ran a 91-yard touchdown during Arizona’s 35-0 win against NAU in the season opener at our teammates; we finally get to Arizona Stadium. The Wildcats open the 2014-15 season on Friday against UNLV. focus on UNLV and get focused Rodriguez seemed satisfied with extra bounce in the step with the multiple times where running to win that game,” junior receiver the Wildcats’ progress compared to first game week, he always worries backs on his teams split the load. David Richards said. about the first week of school. “With Ka’Deem, not only was The Wildcats have four weekday last year. “There’s a lot going on and he a good player but [he was] “I’m probably too close to the games this season: Friday against the Rebels, Sept. 4 at UTSA, Oct. 2 situation to assess it, but a few they’re going to class for the first so durable, he’d carry the load,” people who have time and their focus needs to be Rodriguez said. “There’s three, at Oregon and Nov. come to practice on just school and playing ball,” maybe even four, guys that will 28 versus ASU. Last It’s good to both of the last Rodriguez said, “where there’s play tailback for us this year for an year, the UA only stop going two years have 30,000 other students [with] their extended period of time.” had two games on said that we’re focus … on school and maybe The Wildcats lost their top against our weekdays during something else. ” playing a lot three rushers last year: Carey, the regular season, teammates... faster,” Rodriguez quarterback B.J. Denker, who ran the 35-0 opening — David Richards, junior wide receiver said. “I think it’s Carrying the load for 949 yards and running back game win over NAU a combination of With days until the season Daniel Jenkins, who ran for 411. and a 38-31 loss at it being the third opener, it looks like Arizona will Junior running back Jared Baker USC. year in this system use a running back by committee ran for 127 yards on 27 carries, but “It feels a little and having faster to try and replace former Arizona [he] is coming off an ACL injury weird, but it’s star and current Chicago Bear sustained at ASU. just the same old,” Richards said. players.” Rodriguez said that while the Ka’Deem Carey. “We’re going to get to work and get players and coaches get a little Rodriguez said there’s been ready for UNLV.” FOOTBALL, 12


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shot into the corner of the net in the 50th minute. The rest of the match was Kicking off its season in back and forth between the state of Florida for the the Wildcats and Eagles, second time, Arizona soccer but FGCU took advantage had mixed results over the when Tindell scored for the weekend when it coupled second time, slicing through a season opening win with the Wildcat defense for a 30a disappointing loss in its yard run that culminated in two-game road trip. The a 72nd minute goal for the Wildcats (1-1-0) opened the Eagles. weekend with a 2-0 victory Arizona made one final over Florida International on push in the waning moments Friday night before dropping of the match, but despite Sunday afternoon’s matchup what looked like a gamewith Florida Gulf Coast 2-1. tying goal with no time left Last season, Arizona from sophomore Selman, the won both its matchups referee had apparently blown in the “Sunshine State” the whistle, and the Wildcats with victories over Florida were saddled with their first, International and Florida albeit controversial, loss of Atlantic. the season. On Sunday, the Wildcats “I thought we struggled were matched up with in the first half,” head coach four-time Tony Amato defending said in a This is the first Atlantic press release. game that goes S u n “But we Conference on the record regrouped at Champions and they got halftime and Florida played well that out of Gulf Coast. in the second their system. Living up to half. We did — Tony Amato, UA the men’s soccer coach a good job of basketball getting back t e a m in the game. I nickname “Dunk City,” thought in the second half we FGCU dunked the UA by a were much better, but over 2-1 win. the course of 90 minutes, we The Eagles scored the didn’t do enough to get the game’s first goal when result.” sophomore forward and For the game, the Wildcats last season’s Atlantic Sun outshot the Eagles 15-14 with Freshman of the Year Tabby nine shots on goal. Tindell shot the ball past The season opener on Wildcat senior goalkeeper Friday night was a better Gabby Kaufman in the 18th result for the Wildcats, minute. Despite several who rolled the Florida quality chances, Arizona International Panthers in could not find the equalizer Miami and won by a final and trailed 1-0 at the half. score of 2-0. Things changed for the Despite a 20-minute Wildcats early in the second lightning delay, senior half as freshman forward forward Ali Doller got things Charlotte Brascia showed going from the start for impressive touch when she Arizona, giving the Wildcats controlled a ball off a header the early 1-0 lead in the fifth from sophomore midfielder minute when freshman Lexe Selman and hit a nice

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ARIZONA MEN’S basketball head coach Sean Miller cuts down the net after Arizona’s 79-66 win against Stanford in McKale Center on March 2. Miller has secured three five-star recruits for the class of 2015 and is looking to add more.

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ast season may not have ended on a high note for Arizona men’s basketball, but the Wildcats have had a near-perfect summer. Past, present and future Wildcats made the program look good, and it isn’t just the pretty new uniforms. From May through August, the Wildcats received commitments from three five-star recruits, according to Rivals and Scout. In May, shooting guard Justin Simon committed to the UA , followed by small forward Ray Smith in July and shooting guard Allonzo Trier in August. Those are in addition to power forward Ryan Anderson, who elected to sit out a season after transferring from Boston College. Scout ranks Trier as the second best shooting guard in the country,

19th first-round selection and 12th Smith as the third best small forward lottery pick in Arizona history, as well and Simon as the second best as Arizona’s third first-rounder in the point guard. Trier was featured on last four years. the cover of The New York Times Johnson was Miller’s fifth recruit magazine when he was 13. to be drafted. Arizona Sports Illustrated has had at least one wrote that the player selected in 22 Wildcats, which are Arizona will of the last 27 drafts, third in its 2014-15 very likely end and the UA has had 67 preseason poll, are up with No. 1 players drafted. built for “sustained class in 2015. Right before success.” — Jeff Borzello, CBS the draft, Stanley “Arizona will very Sports College BasketJohnson, an incoming likely end up with No. ball reporter freshman, and 1 class in 2015,” CBS Miller led Team USA Sports’ Jeff Borzello to the gold medal posted on his Twitter at the 2014 FIBA account. “Sean Miller Americas men’s U18 Championship. is cleaning up right now.” Perhaps Miller and the UA’s success Stanley Johnson was a tri-captain for the Americans and Miller was an in getting players drafted by the assistant coach. NBA played a role in the impressive Stanley Johnson, who has won recruiting. three gold medals with Team USA , In June, the Orlando Magic picked was named MVP of the tournament, Aaron Gordon fourth overall and where the USA went 5-0 and blew out the Houston Rockets drafted Nick all its opponents. Johnson 42nd overall. He highlights a 2014 class that Arizona has had 38 players drafted since 1988, tied for the most with BASKETBALL, 12 Duke and Kentucky. Gordon was the

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Rubio looks to take steps toward contention BY EVAN ROSENFELD The Daily Wildcat

Arizona volleyball returns five seniors and eight players overall from last season’s effort, which saw the squad earn an NCAA Tournament berth. The UA finished last year with a 2113 record but saw its season end after dropping three consecutive sets against San Diego in the Round of 32. This year, the Wildcats open their season in Green Bay at the Wisconsin Tournament, facing off against South Dakota on Aug. 29 before taking on Green Bay and Kansas the following day. The UA will host two tournaments this fall: the Arizona Invitational and Wildcat Classic. The Invitational is scheduled to take place from Sept. 5-6 in the newly renovated McKale Center. The Classic will occur the weekend of Sept. 19. “I really have a special group of terrific young ladies,” volleyball head coach Dave Rubio said. “I can’t remember, if ever, I’ve had a group as willing and committed to working hard every day [and] not making excuses. I look forward to walking into the gym every day with them.” Rubio explained that the team has a good blend of both young and old talent. While he said he’d still like the team to be better and sharper, they’re still a little sloppy at times. Rubio added that the team will solidify more as it starts to see live competition later this month. “We’re going to take last year’s experience and keep that close to us. We didn’t like the way it ended,” UA senior libero Ronni Lewis said. “We’re going to use that as a motivating factor and try to stay together more as a team. One goal in mind — I think that’s a huge part of being successful — having the whole team together and in it. I think it will really drive us forward.” As a junior, Lewis played an integral part on the team and was on the court in all of the Wildcats’ 34 matches, only missing three of the team’s 118 sets. She ended

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the year with 257 digs, 73 assists, individually and then finally bringing it all 11 service together as a aces and four team,” Arizobal kills. Notable matchups said. “Last S e n i o r @UCLA – Sept. 26, 6 p.m. year, we did a o u t s i d e vs. No. 3 Stanford – Oct. lot of double hitter Taylor 10, 8 p.m. days where we A r i zo b a l vs. No. 4 Washington – worked in groups said that the Oct. 19, 3 p.m. [with different team has @ No. 3 Stanford – Nov. positions], but been recently 7, 8:30 p.m. @ No. 4 Washington – this year, the focusing on Nov. 21, 8 p.m. coaches have individual vs. No. 5 USC – Nov. 26, been doing a work, taking 6 p.m. really great job everything at breaking it it learned down.” last year and Last season, improving Arizobal amassed 209 kills, 87 upon it. “It’s really nice to see other blocks, 86 digs, 12 service aces people getting their work done and seven assists over 112 of

Arizona’s 118 sets played. While Arizona has been pegged to finish ninth in the conference, according to the Preseason Pac-12 Coaches Poll released earlier this month, senior outside hitter Madi Kingdon thinks the team’s potential is much greater than what’s being projected. “We’re definitely working a lot harder this year,” Kingdon said. “We deserve to be higher than ninth in the conference, so we just have to show everyone what we’re made of and come out strong.” — Follow Evan Rosenfeld @EvanRosenfeld17

ith the start of the new school year, there is an abundance of new and unfamiliar faces roaming around Arizona’s campus. Arizona hockey fans should begin to familiarize themselves with the face and name of new head coach, Chad Berman. Player development is an important emphasis for coach Berman because of his experience as a former hockey player. Berman said that as a young player, he idolized Dino Ciccarelli from the Detroit Red Wings. Berman said Ciccarelli was an undersized player who was successful due to his tremendous heart and work ethic. “I was a late grower and always took pride in being the hardest working player on every team I played for,” Berman said. “I have always been someone who sets their mind to accomplishing something, and I find a way. I intend to do the same thing here and bring us a national championship.” When Berman was playing in the Midgets’ league, he said a parent told him that he would never play Junior B. However, the following year, he did so. He went on to play Junior A in the North American Hockey League for the Springfield Spirit. “This was one of my proudest accomplishments individually. I led the team in scoring after 10 games, so I mailed my stats sheet to the parent who told me I would never make it to the league lower than [the one] I was eventually playing for.” Berman has six seasons of coaching under his belt as an assistant coach in Illinois at Robert Morris University. Replacing Sean Hogan, Berman comes into the Arizona program with great expectations and high

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Rivals ranked No. 4 in the country, Scout ranked No. 5 and Sporting News ranked No. 1. Not long after Trier committed, Sports Illustrated reported that sophomore forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added a consistent jump shot over the summer. If he combines that with his already great defense and rebounding, HollisJefferson is easily a national Player of the Year candidate. The only bad news for the Wildcats this summer is the announcement regarding seat-availability for the Red-Blue Game. Think about that. Things are so grand for Arizona basketball at the moment that its extensive $80 million renovation may not allow it to seat over 14,000 for a scrimmage.

goals for the Wildcats. “I have always dreamed big,” Berman said. “If you focus on a goal and work every day to achieve it, you can make anything possible. To do this, I hope to set the standard of work ethic for the program. I don’t believe a leader can ask more from his players

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midfielder Gabi Stoian calmly avoided charging FIU goalkeeper Nevena Stojakovic and passed the ball to Doller. Despite the half’s only goal, the Wildcats were outshot 6-4 in the opening 45 minutes. The second half was more of the same from Arizona as the game’s only other goal came off the foot of a Wildcat — this time, sophomore Paige Crouch. With a little help from Doller, the Wildcats intercepted a Panther goal kick and

than he is willing to do himself. I pride myself as someone who is a strong communicator and is willing to go to bat for his players.” Berman appears ready to take on our upstate rivals. “My Robert Morris University team lost to [ASU] in the National Championship game, so … I can’t wait to play them,” Berman said. Sophomore defenseman Alex Vazquez said he believes that

Crouch easily put away her first career goal in an Arizona uniform in the 76th minute. This came only a few minutes after FIU midfielder Sara Stewart was sent off after assessing her second yellow card of the match. FIU managed to fire 10 shots in total with two shots on goal, but Kaufman stopped both and collected her tenth career shutout, which is third most in Arizona soccer history. “Any time you win, you gain confidence,” Amato said. “I think some players got a game under their belt other than the New Mexico game; this is the first game

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Berman has the experience and drive to lead the Wildcats in the right direction. “With his late start, it could have been tough, but Berman has seemed to take the reigns fast and move our team into the right direction,” Vazquez said. “Coach has been working on bringing our team together … and we all like what he is doing for team unity so far. I am confident in the upcoming season, and feel like

that goes on the record and they got that out of their system. Any time you get a clean sheet and a win, you build confidence.” This was the Wildcats’ third straight victory over Florida International with last season’s 4-2 victory and a 2-0 shutout in Tucson in 2012. Arizona returns to Tucson this Thursday to take on Northern Arizona in the Wildcats’ home opener at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.

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Berman has what it takes to bring us a national championship.” Arizona hockey fans should be excited to see what coach Berman and the 2014-2015 Arizona Wildcat hockey team have in store this season at the Tucson Convention Center.

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Although the birthday cake did not have 239 candles on it, there was still plenty of merriment at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum this Saturday to signal Tucson’s historic milestone. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild led an annual celebration at the museum with a crowd of onlookers and supporters of the museum. Rothschild offered a proclamation to officially recognize the day of celebration and then proceeded to make the first slice into the decorative birthday cake, which was donated by a nearby Bashas’. “It is particularly appropriate that we are here at this depot,” said Rothschild, who is a third-generation native Tucsonan. Rothschild said that the transportation depot significantly changed Tucson’s landscape when the railroad opened back in 1880. The depot presently houses a small museum with artifacts dating back to when Tucson first welcomed the railroad. “We can’t forget the big rails here,” Rothschild said, “because they are

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great horror film parodies over the years, but this rendition from 1996 has perhaps the most versatile vignettes. The lineup includes a callback to the Clinton vs. Dole presidential campaign, a microcosmic society that Lisa accidentally creates from her science experiment and the discovery of Bart’s evil twin. What really tops the cake is the scene of Clinton and Dole walking hand in hand down a public sidewalk. Is their anything scarier than two politicians actually getting along?

the railroad to be seen at the birthday celebration. Volunteers of the museum handed out paper trainconductor hats and Amtrak-themed coloring books to the cavalcade of

young families present at the event. “The train helped bring new residents to the town,” said Stephen Hackney, a museum volunteer. “It’s a nice, tangible connection to the

city’s past.” Tucson was first founded by Hugh O’Conor in 1775 but would not become a part of United States territory until 1854. When O’Conor first founded the city as a military post in the 18th century, he named it the Presidio Royale San Augustine de Tucson. After the introduction of the railroad in 1880, Tucson’s population had reached 8,000 residents. By 1950, it had expanded to 120,000 residents. “The enormity of [Tucson] is almost staggering,” said John Champney, a guest at the birthday celebration. Champney is a resident of Detroit and first came to Tucson in the late 1950s when he was stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Champney said that he tries to venture back to the Old Pueblo as often as possible since he really enjoys the Spanish motifs of the city. “I come to Tucson as often as I can to vacation,” Champney said. “The weather [and] the culture [are] just great.”

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Homer’s lazy, hoggish antics have always gone unchecked, if not enabled, by all of Springfield. The arrival of a hardworking man named Frank Grimes to the nuclear power plant finally offers an antagonist to highlight the lunacy of Homer’s position in the world: an uneducated buffoon with a full-time job living in a modest, two-story home. Grimes’ criticism of Homer’s behavior turns into an outright obsession that mistakenly leads to his death. The tragedy of this one-time character identifies the fact that sometimes life just isn’t fair.

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Desserts-only restaurant opens hand-painted murals of chemical compounds, which hang from the restaurant’s walls, also offer an Just Desserts & Coffee House is added scientific component to Just where you can get a five-star dessert Desserts’ peculiar décor. “I really like the atmosphere without having to pay for the threeand design of the place,” said course meal. The new coffeehouse located at Dawn Thibodeau, a customer who Broadway Boulevard and Craycroft enjoyed a piece of the pineapple Road offers a menu of dessert-only upside-down cake. Prices on the menu range from items ranging from classic funnel cakes to more fanciful chocolate $5 to $7, including the restaurant’s éclairs. The various sweet treats most popular dessert, homemade offered come with the added apple pie. Made using two types of promise of being baked on-site and apples, this American classic goes only with the freshest of ingredients. great with a scoop of Just Desserts’ “There’s no microwave in our five different ice cream flavors. Perhaps one kitchen,” said Linda reason why this Collins, the co-owner JUST DESSERTS & restaurant’s desserts of Just Desserts. After COFFEE HOUSE taste like they’re from spending years in the 250 S. Craycroft Road home is because computer business, #100 Tucson, AZ 85711 they’re made in a Collins decided to (520) 829-7000 business that is a open a desserts-only Hours: Monday-Thursday complete family restaurant back in 7am-9pm Friday 7am-12am affair. Collins co2011. Finally opening Saturday 10am-12am owns the place to the public this past Sunday 10am-5pm with her daughter, month, Collins said it WiFi Availabile! Corinne Angello, was a difficult, timewho is also the consuming process head chef. Collins’ putting together all of husband also helped to develop Just Desserts’ unique the technology for the restaurant’s aspects. The presence of giant touch- signature “SmartTables.” “The place came out exactly the screen tabletops is one quirky innovation that makes this sit- way we wanted,” said Collins, who down sweet spot so appealing. This has been living in Tucson with her futuristic furniture includes built-in family for the last nine years. For customers trying to watch games for patrons to unleash their sugar overload that comes from their waistlines, Just Desserts also eating a piece of chocolate mousse has a full espresso bar with a variety of hot and cold beverages that don’t cake. These “SmartTables,” as some have any added sweeteners. The of the customers have begun weight watchers may want to at least calling them, allow a quick treat themselves to the indulgent Caramel” specialty game of Memory, Quizmaster “Sipping and Skee-Ball while you wait for drink, as it feels like an eruption of your dessert. Collins added that butterscotch goodness swirling over eventually customers will be able your tongue. Even though Just Desserts to submit their orders through the electronic tables, which is a software opened this month, Collins said that development entirely original to Just her family hopes to open another location somewhere in Oro Valley Desserts. These high-tech tables do within the next three years. strangely contrast the restaurant’s homestyle custom of serving drinks out of glass jelly jars. The — Follow Kevin Reagan @KevinReaganUA BY KEVIN C. REAGAN The Daily Wildcat

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JUST DESSERTS & COFFEE HOUSE features a 6-foot chocolate fountain in its entryway to entice customers before they’re seated.

UA students share their off-campus, summer internship experiences

5 memorable moments of ‘The Simpsons’ Binge-a-thon

BY CRISTIEN KEEME-SAYRE The Daily Wildcat

BY KEVIN C. REAGAN

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What did you do over your summer break? Did you meet family? Did you fight in a political battle? Did you travel to the rain forest? A good way to do all of this would be to apply to an internship of your interest. Kendall Stokes, a systems engineering sophomore, and Julian Sharpe, a business economics freshman, both spent their summers expanding their horizons with internship positions outside the academic setting. Here is what they had to say about their recent experiences:

If one were to watch all 552 episodes of the beloved animated series “The Simpsons,” it would take approximately 12 full days. No reasonably sane person would have the time to undertake such an endeavor, yet the FXX network has posed the challenge to fans of the yellow-skinned family by airing all 25 seasons non-stop starting Aug. 21. The marathon is presently in the middle of the show’s ninth season, which originally aired back in 1997 on Fox. The marathon is expected to end this coming Labor Day with the series’ most recently produced episode, “The Yellow Badge of Cowardice.” If you don’t have the stamina of digesting every antic of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, then here is a shortlist of some memorable moments from the episodes that have aired thus far:

Daily Wildcat: Can you tell us a little bit about your internship experience this summer? Stokes: “I interned with the REVAMP REU. This stands for the Research Experience for Veterans and Minority Students Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.” — Stokes Sharpe:“I am interning with Martha McSally for Congress until election day on Nov. 4th. I got the internship by contacting the campaign headquarters and setting up an interview.” What convinced you to intern with this organization? Stokes: “I loved both the idea of the opportunity and the large stipend as compensation for my time. They paid for all traveling arrangements, also, which was definitely appreciated.” Sharpe: “I have always had a passion for politics and I knew the CD2 race was one of the most competitive races in the country. I was also easily convinced by Martha’s message and what she aims to do for District 2, Arizona and the nation.” What were your expectations when you arrived and how were they met and/or proven different from your original expectations? Stokes: “My expectations were that I was going to be closely watched, more of a shadowing experience. Instead, I received the opportunity to act as a graduate student. I was assigned a topic, and from there, I was to create a proposal on further research in that area. Finally, I was expected to implement that very research and gather information that could be used to improve upon the advancements made to date.” What are some of your responsibilities on the team? Sharpe: “My main responsibilities are to reach out to voters and talk with them about their concerns about the issues facing us locally and nationally.” What were some of your best memories there during your internship? Stokes: “My best memories were definitely through some of the networking events in Georgia. One of them was a ziplining tour from the longest zip line company in the entire nation, which proved to be absolutely incredible.” Sharpe: “The best memories I have so far are those of the office banter with staff and interns.” What are your goals after graduation? Stokes: “Currently, I am looking to go to graduate school and get my masters in either business or systems engineering.

COURTESY OF KENDALL STOKES

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING sophomore Kendall Stokes spent the summer at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

After gaining the necessary skill sets, I would like to one day open my own business.” Sharpe: “I plan on graduating with a degree in business economics from the Eller College and someday get into public service myself.” Do you have any advice for fellow interns in and outside of your field? Stokes: “I would advise fellow interns not to be completely overwhelmed by challenging application requirements, and, more importantly than that, to not to be their own ‘no’. It is challenging, but the experiences you can receive are unparalleled to everything else. Definitely worth it!”

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“I Married Marge” (Season 3, Episode 12)

Dysfunction has always seemed to be the ingredient that has kept Homer and Marge’s marriage afloat for the last quarter of a century. In-between his impulsive drinking and her cautious nagging is a harmony that balances this odd couple. This harmony is uncovered for the first time in this flashback episode to the couple’s shotgun wedding at a casino chapel. The honeymoon is cut short when Homer leaves Marge, believing he’s not the man she deserves. It’s an emotional power punch for this slapstick satire of a series.

“$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying

and Love Legalized Gambling)” (Season 5, Episode 10)

When Springfield unanimously votes to stave off its economic debts by legalizing gambling, a giant casino is erected by the cantankerous tycoon Mr. Burns. This episode interestingly reverses the Simpson family dynamic by unleashing a dangerous gambling addiction on Marge, instead of the more gluttonous Homer. It’s a testament to the fact that every person, even a cartoon character, has their own flaws. Also, Mr. Burns’ descent into a Howard Hughes-like madness over his casino is a poignant commentary on the destructiveness of greed.

“Bart’s Girlfriend” (Season 6, Episode 7)

Of the plethora of celebrity talent that has guest starred on “The Simpsons,” few have left such an indelible impression as the marvelous Meryl Streep in this episode about the complexity of grade school romances. When troublemaker Bart resigns his devious ways to win the affection of Reverend Lovejoy’s dainty daughter Jessica (Streep), he is shocked to discover that she secretly has the malice of a femme fatale. Even when she’s playing a cartoon character, Streep manages to steal every scene with a catlike playfulness that underscores her schoolgirl voice. Do they give out Emmys for voice-over performances?

“Treehouse of Horror VII” (Season 8, Episode 1) - This ongoing Halloween staple has produced many

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