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Phoenix Summer Send-Off event prepares students to head to Tucson website, send-off events have been held around the country for 20 years, including in Phoenix. Brian Segal, a 1979 alumnus, came PHOENIX — The last time there were to the event to show his support for so many Wildcats together in Sun Devil the Alumni Association and also for territory was when the UA men’s bashis son, Jacob, who will be an engiketball team made it to the Elite Eight. neering freshman. More than 1,400 incoming freshmen, “We wanted to get him fired up,” friends and family showed up on July Brian Segal said about his son. “It 31 for the 2011 Phoenix Summer Send(school) is right around the corner.” Off at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort to get For Jacob Segal, the choice to go to immersed in all things red and blue. the UA was pretty simple. The Pride of Arizona marching band “If he wanted us to pay for it, he was played the fight song, which nearly going to Tucson,” Brian Segal joked. “If drowned out the crowd’s chants of, “U he wanted to pay for it, he could have of A … U of A.” gone anywhere.” Incoming students could get inforThe Wildcat lineage runs deep in the mation about a Zona Zoo sports pass, Segal family. Both of Jacob Segal’s parstock up on UA gear and mingle with ents and his fraternal grandparents atother future Wildcats. Those who were tended the UA. awarded the Wildcat Mac Scholarship While some viewed going to the UA were also able to pick up their as a given, others weighed their opMacBooks or iPads, which was part of tions before choosing Arizona. the scholarship package. The scholarSierra Kneller and Anna Rajnisz, ship is awarded based on academic friends from Desert Ridge High achievement, as well as other factors Matt Lewis/Arizona Summer Wildcat School in Mesa, will be freshmen decided on by the selection committee. Wilma Wildcat poses with two incoming freshmen at the 2011 UA Phoenix Summer Send-Off. More than 1,400 incoming freshmen this fall. They chose the UA because Summer send-offs, and other similar attended the event along with their families. of their interest in the College of events, serve as a way for future stuMedicine. dents to get to know their new school He added that many Phoenician students choose the UA Kneller will major in biology, while Rajnisz will study biobetter. It also presents an opportunity to meet some of their because it is an opportunity for them to grow away from chemistry. Both said they liked the high ranking of the colpeers before classes start on Aug. 22. home, but still be close enough should they need the support lege and also the Tucson weather. Both considered Arizona’s Mark Strickling, regional director of the UA Alumni of friends and family. other public universities and Kneller even looked at a few Association’s Phoenix office, said the event has grown Kathy Riester, assistant dean of students , added that each year from about 500 students at the first send-off four the university also has many quality programs and schools in California, but ultimately decided Tucson was their best bet. years ago. support functions outside the classroom. There are 24 Kneller said she came to the send-off because she He described the event as “stellar and exhilarating.” cities around the country where the UA Parents and wanted to get involved. Both girls expressed a desire for “People are telling me ‘I’m pleased that my son or daugh- Family Association hosts send-off events, which are free school to start, adding that they had a countdown until ter is going to the U of A,’” Strickling said. of charge. According to the UA Alumni Association’s the beginning of classes.
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UA tops in state per-student funding By Eliza Molk ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT The UA has historically received thousands of more dollars from the state general fund per full-time equivalent (FTE) than the other Arizona universities, a disparity that could be another reason for an ongoing debate to switch to a performance-based funding model for higher education. Performance-based funding is part of a national trend that would link state funding with gains in certain performance areas. These areas, called “metrics,” include things such as enrollment, graduation rates and research spending. The state Legislature required the Arizona Board of Regents to create metrics for growth and productivity as well as annual targets for each metric through 2020. In fiscal year 2008, the UA received $4,599 more than Arizona State University and $3,917 more than Northern Arizona University in funding per FTE. In fiscal year 2011, the UA received $3,480 more than ASU and $3,046 more than NAU in funding per FTE. The funding is despite the fact that the UA has increased its enrollment the least out of the three universities since 2008, by about 6 percent, while ASU has increased by about 9 percent and NAU by about 16 percent, according to a report by the board of regents. The UA’s per-FTE funding has been higher for a variety of reasons. This includes having the only medical school of FUNDING, page 2
Muslims promote tolerance through Ramadan fasting By Amer Taleb ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Muslims on campus have begun observing Ramadan, the Islamic holy month ordaining they refrain from eating or drinking during daylight. Fasting began on Aug. 1. The start of fasting changes every year because Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar. Muslims worldwide recognize Ramadan, which according to Islam is when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad more than 1,400 years ago. Muslims fast to appreciate what they have and gain sympathy for those who have less. “We’re hungry for a month. Millions of people feel that way for the entire year,” said Jamil Anouti, president of the Islamic Center of Tucson. Back in the 1960s, UA students looking to expand their prayer area out of the Student Union eventually led to the formation and construction of the center at 901 E. First St., in 1990. Anouti said the center is the vital and only steppingstone for all UA Muslim students and faculty, hailing from at least 20 different countries and
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Dozens of worshipers file out of the Islamic Center of Tucson following their weekly “jummuah,” or Friday prayer, which Muslims observe worldwide every week. About 600 people on average attend services.
numbering in the hundreds. Along with providing them with a religious and social community during the year, the center offers them a place to break their fast and pray during their sacred month. “A large portion of the student body are going without food or water for about 15 hours a day for an entire month,” Anouti said. He said at least one resident assistant
sends his hungry students from the residence halls to the center for iftar, the evening meal Muslims use to break their fast. The center makes a point of reaching out to non-Muslims as well. In the past, teachers have offered extra credit to students who attend the iftar. Sa’ad Ansari, an Islamic Center of RAMADAN, page 2
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Water, water everywhere
Photographs taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is administered through the UA, appear to show evidence of liquid water flowing on Mars. While the camera did not detect any water, photos revealed fingerlike streaks that appear on Martian slopes during spring, providing circumstantial evidence for liquid water. The presence of water ice on the Martian surface has already been confirmed.
Taking the sting out of scorpion venom
A clinical trial conducted by the UA has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve a scorpion anti-venom, the first ever approved by the agency. The drug, called Anascorp and produced in Mexico, was found to be effective in treating the side effects of scorpion stings in a trial that included nearly 2,000 patients.
Presidential search committee named
The Arizona Board of Regents named the 23 members of the committee charged with finding a long-term replacement for former UA President Robert Shelton during its meeting on Friday. The committee includes all members of the board, Associated Students of the University of Arizona President James Allen, Gov. Jan Brewer, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal and Ned Norris Jr., the chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation, along with several members of the UA faculty. The presidential search is expected to take about a year.
Movin’ on up to Phoenix
UA Career Services announced that they would expand their scope and offerings into Phoenix as part of a strategic plan to offer more opportunities to UA students and graduates during the ongoing economic downturn. Kara Weller, a UA alumna, has been named to lead the new initiative as assistant director of employee development and will work out of a shared office in the UA Phoenix Biomedical campus. — Arizona Summer Wildcat
continued from page 1 the three universities, as well as its historically differentiated mission. Sarah Harper, the regents’ director of public affairs, explained that the UA was founded as a landgrant institution with unique missions in education, research, community service and later as a base for the state’s medical college. ASU and NAU, however, were primarily founded as teacher-preparation colleges. The UA’s expansion with a medical school and volume of research then impacted the cost structure difference between the universities. The presidents of the three Arizona universities are working on a recommendation to address the issue of per-student funding, according to Harper, because ASU and NAU have experienced “tremendous growth” in enrollment and research activity in the last decade. Harper said that ASU had the fastest growing research enterprise over the last five years among U.S. universities with research portfolios exceeding $100 million in expenditures. NAU has expanded its public service and high-demand graduate programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and
health sciences. Although per-student funding is being addressed, Harper said that these mission shifts in the three Arizona universities have created a system where each of the schools is now similar in basic cost structure. The difference in funding per FTE throughout the years between the three Arizona universities could be why the state and regents are considering performance-based funding. Arizona Students’ Association Chair Dan Fitzgibbon said that the funding per FTE may shed some light on why the regents are interested in moving toward an outcomes-based model. Funding per FTE, he explained, does not take program differentiation into account. Associated Students of the University of Arizona President James Allen explained that an outcome-based model has the potential to reward quality and success beyond current funding levels, if earned by the universities. If the universities are to increase performance, he said, more must be invested in higher education. “The universities are running at ‘70s-level funding, and not only will increased funding grow productivity, but investment in our state’s universities will pay significant returns down the road,” Allen added.
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Tucson consultant, said, on average, six UA and Pima Community College students convert to Islam at the center every month. He also said the number of converts usually increases during Ramadan, and two students have already asked about converting. Amro Hamed, a pre-business sophomore and last year’s Muslim Student Association treasurer, said he worries Ramadan will lose its campus relevance to non-Muslims as the lunar calendar forces it earlier into the summer. “It’s going to be difficult to reach out to people with Ramadan when that happens, but we’ll do our best,” Hamed said. “There’s still people doing summer school.” Hamed said, due to fasting in the Middle East, repeating the practice on campus is not hard for him. “But it’s still painful to watch people drink water,” he joked. Few people on campus feel the anguish of fasting like Mohamud Ige did when he was on the UA’s cross country team. The May 2011 communications graduate and former track and field captain would exhaust himself both in practice and competition without even a cup
of water. “Running 10 miles wasn’t that bad,” he said, but during more intense exercise days, he would break his fast. He said he regrets doing so, and that he would make up by fasting the six or seven days after Ramadan had ended. Ige said his teammates and coaches were supportive and never pressured him to drop fasting for better performance. He said their fascination with his fasting and being a Division I athlete allowed him to promote a positive image of Islam to many people. He said he hopes his example encourages other Muslim students to push through their hunger pains. Ige is training in Flagstaff for the 2012 Olympics in London, and said he is confident that his dedication to his religion will not waiver, no matter how high the stakes rise. “The gold isn’t worth my religion,” he said. Ramadan has made a positive impact on campus in the past and hopefully the same will be true this year, Anouti said. “We’re making an effort to improve the UA experience for students through Ramadan,” Anouti added. “And hopefully we can do that for a large segment of the population, whether they’re Muslim or not.”
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Arizona Athletics takes paperwork out of season ticket renewals By Bethany Barnes ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Arizona Athletics has decided to save some green by going paperless for all season ticket renewal statements. The shift began on Aug. 5. Ticket holders will receive a postcard notifying them of the change from paper invoices to emailed electronic statements. Fans will still be able to obtain a paper statement, they will just have to go online and print it themselves. This will cut down on costs and paper from the envelopes, the three-page carbon copy statement and mailing costs, as well as the time spent by staff members stuffing envelopes, said Krise Giese, assistant director of ticket operations and customer relations. Giese said Arizona Athletics will save â€œa lot of intangible costs,â€? and, while the exact number has not been determined,
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Perspectives Funding sends mixed message
All students deserve opportunities
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he Arizona Board of Regents is reviewing proposals made by state universities to change the spread of state funding across the three universities. The current system allots a dollar amount to each university per student. How the dollar amount is allocated may also change based on academic performances, thereby creating a competitive atmosphere among the universities. While there is plenty of competition in the academic arena, I’m not so convinced that competing for state funding is such a great strategic plan. While competition is healthy, it’s best reserved for sport. Universities competing to get more funding will only create a vicious winners-and-losers scenario, where students are left behind. If universities become hell-bent on besting their in-state competitors, then they’ll be reluctant to accept some students who are not exactly the cream of the crop. While university admissions should never be handed out on a silver platter to just anyone, there are still plenty of middle-of-the-road scholars who deserve their shot at success through education. In this scenario, every admissions application is transformed into a risk assessment form for a university to evaluate. There is also a proposal to change the disparity of funds appropriated to the universities. Currently, the UA receives $6,322 per student, while NAU receives $5,593 and ASU receives $5,484. A plan proposed by NAU President John Haeger aims to slightly increase funding to NAU and ASU over roughly five years to match that of the UA’s, but it’s more likely UA funding will be cut to set it even with ASU and NAU. While it’s difficult to argue that the disparities in spending per student are justified, there can still be some sense to them. The UA is not nearly as large of a school as ASU, so evening the spending between the two by increasing ASU’s funding would be outrageously costly to the state. NAU is a much smaller school with far smaller operating costs, so it’s also hard to qualify more funding per student. Ultimately, increasing the funding per student at NAU and ASU just doesn’t make sense. On the contrary, that doesn’t mean that hacking away senselessly is any better. On one hand, we have a proposal seeking to create a “survival of the fittest” model for doling out state funding, while on the other, we’re looking at a proposal to lower one university’s funding so that it may be even with the others. The proposals set before the regents have two entirely different tones. It’s as though the universities and the board are trying to create a clear-cut outcome of winners and losers, while giving every university a consolation trophy for playing along. Although the final outcome is unclear, both ideas are going to ultimately harm not only the UA, but all of Arizona’s universities. —Storm Byrd is the Summer Wildcat perspectives editor. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community college not for all
ith tuition climbing higher every year at the UA, many students are discovering the wonder in the desert called Pima Community College. Affordable tuition, smaller class sizes and more individual attention have made Pima an enticing alternative. However, during a community meeting last month, Pima’s governing board voiced their intent to change the admission requirements for Pima, a decision that would create ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT a major roadblock for many students seeking a higher education. Currently, you must only be 16 years old to register for a class at Pima, though this requirement can be waived with parental permission. Under the proposed changes, a prospective student must have a high school diploma or have passed the General Educational Development test and must pass reading, writing and math assessments at a seventh grade level. Sylvia Lee, a former president of the Northwest Campus, estimated that this change will prevent about 2,300 students from attending Pima. What happens to those students who do not have a high school diploma? Studying to take the GED can be incredibly intimidating. According to education-portal.com, only 30 percent of test takers actually pass the GED the first time. Then, depending on the state, you may have to jump through hoops that could include waiting months or paying a hefty fee to take the test again. Some people will not be able to afford the fee or be able to wait. Because the test carries so much weight, many students are discouraged by a fear of failure. Many community colleges, including Pima, offer GED equivalency programs. These programs allow students to complete a series of courses at a community college that will grant them a GED. Instead of stressing and cramming for a difficult test, community colleges currently provide a pathway for non-traditional students to master the necessary knowledge. Now all of this is subject to change. As long as students are eager to learn and have a desire to better themselves, they should be allowed to. There is no reason why those willing shouldn’t have the opportunity. That doesn’t mean they deserve a shot at a major university if they don’t have the qualifications, but Pima is a far cry from that. Pima is the haven for those seeking to rejuvenate their educational endeavors.
ast month, Pima Community College’s governing board stated they were considering changing the admission requirements for the institution. Instead of admitting anyone willing to pay tuition, Pima is seeking to raise the bar by creating higher admission standards. The proposed admission criteria includes a high school diploma or General Educational Development test in conjunction with ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT the completion of assessments in math, reading and writing. Bearing that in mind, if these new proposals are passed by the board, Pima will receive a boost in its reputation and credibility. Perhaps the most controversial suggestion is the GED/high school diploma requirement. Many people are upset that they may need a high school diploma to enter college. But why should they be? Can pilots fly planes without their licenses? Why should you even graduate high school considering that Pima will still accept you with or without your diploma? Pima is a community college, emphasis on college. Entrance requirements need to be created in order to establish legitimacy. Pima has defined itself as a community college for all students. To appease everyone, Pima provides many upper division classes and an array of remedial classes. But being accomodating to students doesn’t mean your institution has to be Good Feelings College. In the words of Scott Stewart, a Pima board member, “It’s Pima Community College, not Pima Community Middle School.” Although it’s important to help every student, how much service do they need to provide? With the addition of the entrance assessments and diploma/GED requirement, perhaps Pima will be able to remedy this situation. Perhaps it won’t be so embarrassing to say that you go to Pima anymore. This could also be financially beneficial for Pima. Pima Chancellor Roy Flores believes that many of the lowest tier remedial classes could be cut out. With those classes gone, Pima could establish a level playing ground for their students. They could expect their incoming students to be capable and successful at the college level. Then, with some of the unassigned funds, perhaps more efficient programs could be supported and created. Although many students may be initially denied acceptance, there will still be plenty of students from the UA and Tucson that will view Pima as a cheap higher education alternative. Pima is not a grade school, it’s a college. It’s time to start proving that.
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ast week, with the specter of default more than a dollar of spending cuts.” and unprecedented economic caYou’ve got to hand it to them. Republicans’ lamity looming large, Congress and ability to turn a crisis into a political victory the White House signed off on a historic is quite remarkable. They single-handedly debt ceiling agreement that increases the brought the country to the brink of default government’s with their intransiborrowing capacgence and have still ity and slashes managed to pull off $2.4 trillion from a win. Democratic the federal budcalls for additional get over the next tax revenue through 10 years. the elimination of This agreement, tax breaks and loopARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT holes were comthough maligned by Tea Party adpletely ignored in herents for not being far-reaching enough, the final agreement. What’s more is that the was a decisive victory for the GOP. Speaker $2.4 trillion in spending cuts that Republicans of the House John Boehner wasted no time demanded are just the tip of the iceberg. in pointing this out to his underlings. In The debt-ceiling bill will also set up a a conference call with all 240 Republican 12-member bipartisan committee whose job House members, Boehner arrogantly touted will be to identify an additional $1.5 trillion the fact that Republicans were able get in spending reductions. If Congress does not everything they demanded from Democrats approve the committee’s recommendations bewithout having to make a single concession. fore the end of 2011, across-the-board spending “There is nothing in this (debt ceiling agreecuts of at least $1.2 trillion will be triggered. ment) that violates our principles,” Boehner Republicans have won the battle over said. “It’s all spending cuts. The White House the size and scope of the nation’s deficit, bid to raise taxes has been shut down, and but when their austerity regime goes into as I vowed back in May — when everyone effect, they will be singularly responsible thought I was crazy for saying it — every dolfor the misery that will ensue. lar of debt limit increase will be matched by We’ve already seen what austerity has
done at the state level. In Arizona, public employees have been laid-off, college tuition has increased, and Medicaid recipients have been denied life-saving organ transplants. The trillions of dollars in domestic spending cuts, which have been given a stamp of approval by Republicans in Washington, will put even more stress on state governments, leading to widespread despair throughout the nation. With fewer federal dollars available, states will compensate by cutting more state-level jobs and services. Within the coming years, Americans should expect to see larger class sizes in all public schools, fewer police officers, crumbling infrastructure and chronically high unemployment. To worsen matters, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (federal programs that were designed to ease suffering in tough economic times) will be gutted. Republicans can revel in their victory over President Barack Obama and the Democrats, but their hands will be stained with the blood, sweat and tears of the millions of Americans who will suffer prolonged hardship as a result of crippling despair. — Nyles Kendall is a political science senior. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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POLICE BEAT Textbook case of mistaken identity
A University of Arizona Police Department officer spoke to a woman on July 15 about threatening text messages she had received on her cellphone in the past two months. The woman first received the texts, which she later erased, in May. The messages were from an unknown person who said her name was Cherise, then later used a man’s name. Cherise said she was going to rape the woman and that she knew where she lived, yet would not provide the address when the woman asked for it. The woman received texts a week later from the same person, who wrote the texter was female and a rapist. On July 15, the woman received a text from Cherise that said she was “back.” The woman called the number and spoke with a Cherise in New Jersey, who said she had not sent any texts that day and suggested one of her friends might have used her phone. The woman said she was unsure of how the person got her number and if she wanted to press charges. UAPD requested that the woman change her phone number and not post it on social media accounts.
Student with beer, pills disturbs La Paz
Around midnight on June 30, a UAPD officer responded to a call at La Paz Residence Hall about illegal alcohol and drug use by a student. The officer approached the student in question in the hall. The student said he was staying in the residence hall for orientation with his roommate. The officer noted he smelled strongly of alcohol and his eyes were watery and bloodshot. The student let the officer into his room, where the officer noted three bottles of Heineken beer in the trash. The officer also noticed white residue on the desk next to the student’s residence hall access card and a white pill. The student reached into his pockets and began to stand up several times. The student ignored the officer’s command to stop and the officer handcuffed the student. The student admitted to drinking earlier and said one of his friends had sold him a pill and half of a Xanax for $7. The student was cited and released.
Takes one to know one
UAPD officers responded to a call from a Jett’s Wildcat employee about possible drug use in the store’s restroom on July 27. The employee told officers he believed a woman had been shooting up heroin in the restroom. Officers spoke with the woman, who said she had only been putting on makeup in the restroom because she was meeting her boyfriend at the store. She said the employee confronted her when she left the restroom and he accused her of shooting up heroin. The woman said the employee told her he knew she was a heroin addict because it took one to know one. The woman admitted to police that she and her boyfriend were recovering addicts and had not used drugs in a few weeks. Both consented to a search of their belongings. After a records search, the officer found two warrants for the woman for drug paraphernalia. Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumé can be found at http://uapd.arizona.edu.
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TUEDSAY, Aug. 9 “Fast Food in the Desert” at Saguaro National Park West Learn about food eaten by indigenous people in the Sonoran Desert at Saguaro National Park West’s lecture, “Fast Food in the Desert,” at 3:15 p.m. The class is free and is located in the park, 2700 N. Kinney Road. The lecture is open to all ages. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10 Cornmeal at Club Congress See the folk group Cornmeal at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Mixing bluegrass, Americana and folk sounds, Cornmeal is a fresh take on a triedand-true sound. Call 622-8848 for more information. THURSDAY, Aug. 11 Craft meeting at Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library Got an itch to craft? Attend Craft Ninja’s free crafting and meeting time from 3 to 5 p.m. Ages 12 and up are invited to this event, where you can work on your own project or help others by working on the club’s charity project. The meeting is at the Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road. Call 594-5240 for more information. FRIDAY, Aug. 12 Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed improv comedy In the mood for a laugh? Enjoy some improv comedy by the troupe Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed, in Executive Inn and Suites, 333 W. Drachman St., at 7:30 p.m. Call 861-2986 for more information on this free, all ages performance. SATURDAY, Aug. 13 Second Saturdays downtown Head downtown for Second Saturday and view local artist’s work and performances. This month, attractions include the “Best Legs in Kilts Contest,” at Flanagan’s Celtic Corner, 222 E. Congress St. Visit www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com for more information. SUNDAY, Aug. 14 Meditation at Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center Why not chill your brain out at the Way of Mindfulness Meditation of Tucson on Aug. 14? Sessions take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center, 1133 S. Swan Road. The meditation is all ages and guided, followed by a silent meditation at 6 p.m. Call 745-4624 for more information. — Compiled by Kellie Mejdrich
By Miranda Butler ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT
Although hot pot is a popular concept in China, there were no hot pot restaurants in Tucson until this summer. When Li Pei, a 22-year-old finance junior, came to the UA as an international exchange student in 2008, he said he was disappointed by the limited menus of local Chinese food restaurants. “I wondered, ‘Why can’t we have a hot pot restaurant here?’” Pei said. Hot pot is a Chinese style of cooking meat and vegetables in a boiling pot of broth. It is kind of like fondue, since you cook the food yourself directly on the table. The taste, however, is completely different. Spicy Chinese herbs give the broth its flavor, and the meat and vegetable choices include authentic sponge tofu; lamb; enoki and shiitake mushrooms. If you’ve never tried hot pot cooking before, it’s quite the experience. The adventure begins by picking a soup base flavor: the broth that the meat and vegetables will cook in. While you wait for the broth to boil, you can mix up your own dipping sauce from a variety of flavors, including sesame and peanut bases and sweet and spicy sauces. Once the broth is ready, you use chopsticks and special spoons to drop meat and vegetables into the soup. Most items cook quickly, and should be scooped out and dropped into your bowl of sauce to combine all the savory flavors. After eating your fill of these meats and vegetables, you can add noodles and additional ingredients to the broth
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UA finance junior Li Pei demonstrates how to cook hot pot at his restaurant, Impress Hot Pot, which opened in June.
itself, which can be removed from the stovetop and enjoyed as an after-dinner soup. Since there are many international exchange students and immigrants at the UA, Pei said he thought there would be a market for hot pot cooking in Tucson. Pei said he was also aware that many college students and Tucsonans in general would be interested in trying new food from a different culture. So, in the fall of 2010, he began making plans to open his own restaurant, Impress Hot Pot, at 2610 N. First Ave. He financed his endeavor with his own personal funds and investments, as well as a little help from his parents. And after more than a year of preparation, the restaurant opened this June. But Pei said he encountered many obstacles along the way. He had to fill out paperwork for licenses, permits and other business-related documents, which was complicated by a language barrier. He also had to explain the concept of hot pot to health officials in order to receive permission to cook food on the tables of
the restaurant. Pei said that even his friends were skeptical about the idea. “They (said) that the market is limited by weather or culture, but I (said) don’t worry. If the food is good, people will come here for the food.” With this in mind, Pei created his menu and hired an experienced chef to ensure that everything about the food at Impress Hot Pot is true to traditional Chinese flavors. “Many restaurants change their recipes when they come to America,” Pei explained. “But I wanted to keep everything the same.” Staying true to tradition also allows Pei’s customers to experience a different culture, which Pei said is one of his goals for the restaurant. “It’s not just a business about the money. We want (to share the) culture,” Pei explained. Impress Hot Pot is open Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Sundays, the restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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By Brandon Specktor ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT As anyone who’s ever seen “The Room” or “Piranha: 3D” will attest, devoting two hours of your life to a bad movie can be just as gratifying as devoting your time to a good one. All that really matters when the credits start rolling is whether or not you enjoyed yourself. Following are the five most entertaining movies of this summer, some good, others just good at sucking.
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson in ‘Fast Five.’
The first chick-focused flick out of the Judd Apatow School for Filthy Comedians turned out to be the funniest movie-that-was-actually-trying-to-be-funny of the summer. Through pratfalls and impressions of penises, Kristen Wiig proudly earned her biggest leading role yet, bolstered by a too-cute, too-sociopathic supporting cast. On a comedy landscape redundant with hangovers and change-ups, Wiig’s quirky opus dominates in every measurable category. See it now (right now) if you haven’t.
VROOOOOOM, BOOM! Shoot that guy! Steal that thing! Who cares about motivation? BLAM, SCREECH, DAMN! Now The Rock is shooting guys and stealing stuff too! This flick is six cylinders of full-throttle, armor-piercing nonsense, and there’s a reason it’s one of the year ’s top-grossing movies. Hey, do you think they’ll call the next sequel “Six Cylinders”? KA-CHING.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is at his best in the greasy mop-top and Metallica t-shirt of Hesher, the maybe-hallucinated heavy-metal manifestation of one family’s impotent rage against mortality. Spenser Susser’s manicdepressive coming-of-ager (also starring a sad sack Rainn Wilson and hipster Natalie Portman) packs in some of the most tear-jerking and life-affirming scenes of summer. The movie is worth seeing for Hesher’s plotcatalyzing eulogy alone, which culminates in the PBR-guzzling outlaw declaring, “I have a nut!” Yes, he’s talking about his balls. It’s heartwarming.
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
After 15 minutes of dour exposition (re: sourpuss Harry groaning, “I need to talk to the goblin”) this movie is nothing but epic wizard battles and heart-wrenching closure. Plus, it’s the symbolic termination of a multi-decade cultural phenomenon. Even if you don’t give a snitch, it’s fun to be part of the moment.
X-Men: First Class
No film this summer had a more even distribution of moments that were OMG badass and moments that were WTF stupid. Magneto using superpowers to kill Nazis: awesome. Yelling ginger bat kid: dumb. Charles and Magneto forging an Obi-Wan/Anakin-style bromance: awesome. Daddy issues bug girl: dumb. But remember, every irredeemably lame thing Hollywood gets away with doing to your childhood heroes is one more thing you get to rant about over post-movie brews.
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Dear clean notebooks, I love the arrival of every new semester because it means I can freely wander Target’s aisles of school supplies, take advantage of back-to-school bargains and marvel at all your unmarred pages. Classmates who rely on their laptops don’t get you the way I do. They don’t appreciate the joy of turning to a fresh page to take careful notes in your college-ruled lines and doodle in the margins. Other people just don’t appreciate the value of writing things down. Ultra-smooth pens and well-designed planners might turn my head, but you’ll always be my favorite. See you in class, Kristina Bui Dear professors who choose to read their syllabi aloud, Thank you so much for realizing that your students — while able to get into college — are more than likely either unable to read, impervious to instruction or both. Special thanks to those who not only pass out the syllabus, but then remind everyone to pay attention and not read ahead. This helps set the precedent that you want your students to strive for the impossible. The instructors that really deserve our kudos, though, are the ones that lead the class in syllabus story time only to negate the thing later. Because while a syllabus is a contract between you and the student it is, most importantly, subject to change at any point in time throughout the semester. Thanks for taking the time to vocalize verbatim everything that may or may not happen during our time together. While some may assume you just want to put off formulating your actual lesson plan, we know you are just being sensitive to our needs as rebellious illiterates. Ears perked, Bethany Barnes
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Dear future campus pedestrians, It can be tough starting out on campus. You’re running around, trying to find the obscurely-named astronomy building which inexplicably houses your Latin class, you’re getting frustrated, worried you’re about to be late. It is during these times of temporary panic that you may feel compelled to expedite your trek by walking in the bike lanes. A word of advice: don’t. While I truly sympathize with your plight, there is nothing more annoying than having to swerve suddenly or come to a complete stop because some frazzled-looking freshie has their face buried in a campus map or a group of sorority girls are reenacting the Berlin Wall across the lane. So do us all a favor and get on the sidewalk, or step on the grass. Consider not walking in the bike lane to be your first collegiate logic puzzle. Big wheels keep on turnin’, Luke Money Dear “that guy,” I know you’re really excited for the beginning of the school year. You’ve been reading Nietzche and Freud all summer so that, when you sit in the front of the classroom and answer every question the teacher asks, you can word-vomit all your irrelevant knowledge about some philosophical conundrum. You think you sound intelligent, but really, it’s just annoying. If you want to answer a question, at least talk about the same thing that everybody else is discussing. Also, when the teacher is about to end class early, you’re never supposed to raise your hand and bring up yet another point. See everyone packing up? It’s because they want to leave. So don’t get in their way. There’s nothing wrong with loving school, but you take that love to a whole new level. Don’t try too hard, Miranda Butler
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Students and the public at large can expect more from the Student Recreation Center â€™s Instructional Kitchen this semester, officials say. Oh, you didnâ€™t know the Rec Center had a kitchen? Well the kitchenâ€™s ready after a round of cooking classes last semester, with plenty of fresh ideas and food, said Mary Oâ€™Mahoney, assistant director for sport clubs and aquatics at the Student Recreation Center. The kitchen will host eight classes this semester, which students and the public can register for online. The classes are a combined effort between the Rec Center, the Student Health Advisory Committee and Campus Health Service. Oâ€™Mahoney said she hopes the classes show new students other options for healthy eating.
â€œYou donâ€™t have to rip open a plastic container and stick it in the microwave (to eat healthy),â€? Oâ€™Mahoney said. Running from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. during the fall semester, the classes will be limited to 50 people and will teach both sustainable and simple food preparation ideas. The first class, for example, will cover cooking in a dorm room. Other scheduled class topics include healthy snacks, sustainable and organic food and tutorials explaining where you can find healthy food on campus. Nutrition experts from Campus Health will teach each class. Overall, Oâ€™Mahoney explained that the classes are an attempt to reach out to students in new ways. â€œWeâ€™ve focused on the calories out part here. But we can also focus on calories in,â€? Oâ€™Mahoney said. Visit campusrec.arizona.edu. for more information. A schedule of cooking classes will also be available online later this August.
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3BEDROOM 2.5BATH TOWNHOUSE W/AC on 3rd St bike path. Newly remodeled with w/d in unit. 2covered parking spaces, access to community pool and outside storage. 2.3miles to UofA, near 3rd St and Dodge. $875 a month, $800 security. No Pets. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 3BR/ 2BA WITH ofﬁce, large kitchen, covered patio, swimming pool, parking, W/D hookup. 3mi. from campus, Alvernon/Pima $795, 520-744-4211, Victor 4BD COMPLETELY REMODELED. Under two miles north of UA. 1650sqft, 2baths, a/c, w/d hookup, large living room. $1150/mo, water paid. 2926 N Tyndall Ave (back house). Call Phil 520-903-4353 A CLOSE TO campus, close to play, and close to perfect new home. We have 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes with private entrances, separate leases, roommate matching if needed, fully furnished, most utilities paid and much more. Call or come by for this weeks’ special 520622-8503 or 1725 N. Park Avenue. ACROSS FROM CAMPUS 4bd 3ba, ﬁreplace, hardwood ﬂoors, offstreet parking, w/d, hook-up, pets ok, $1600/mo $1600 deposit. Lauren 609-3852 AWESOME NEIGHBORHOOD!! 3BD/2BA house 2210 E Juanita a/c ﬁreplace all appliances washer dryer wrap around driveway with garage $1400 ALSO 2225 E Juanita 4bd/2ba a/c ﬁreplace beautiful saltillo tile ﬂoors w/d hookups huge backyard $1700 call Real Estate Direct, Inc 520-623-2566
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3BD 2BA HOUSE. New Construction. W/D, A/C, private patio. Walk to UA. Near Mtn & bike path. 2155 N. Freemont. Joanne 4052680. 3BD MAIN HOUSE with 1bd guest house included in rent! wood ﬂoors throughout $1600 ALSO 5bd/3ba house 3000sqft a/c refrigerator stove washer dryer $2250 call REDI 520-623-5710 or log on to www.azredirentals.com
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CHARMING BRICK HOUSE for rent, 2BR, 1Ba. Living room, kitchen, covered back porch, carport, large walled backyard, many trees, 2attached storage sheds. A couple miles from UofA. Near Reid Park. Available mid Aug. Call Lisa at 327-5577. DMT PROPERTIES. 1 AND 2 BD homes available August 1st. $550, close to campus, many amenities, inlucding fenced yard, w/d/, and secuirty system. Call Ilene 240-6487 LARGE 4BR, 2BATH home near Elm/Mountain. New construction, W/D, dishwasher/disp., Spacious kitchen & great room, beautiful concrete ﬂoors, excellent location behind UMC. $1,900/mo. 661-1316 PRICES STARTING AT $390 per room, per month. Individual leases, private entrances fully furnished 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes available for immediate move in. Call or come by today! 520.622.8503, 1725 N. Park Ave. Visit us at www.casaespanaapts.com. RARE FIND!! BEAUTIFUL 5bd/3ba house 1980 N Tyndall #1 a/c covered parking all appliances washer dryer $2200 ALSO GREAT LOCATION! 3bd/2ba house 1980 N Tyndall #2 all appliances a/c covered parking washer dryer walled yard $1400 call Real Estate Direct, Inc 520-623-2566 SAM HUGHES 3BD/2BA house a/c water paid washer/dryer fenced yard pets ok $1150 ALSO fully furnished 3bd/3ba a/c all appliances den dbl carport $1900 call REDI 520-623-5710 or log on to www.azredirentals.com SAVE YOUR QUARTERS for playing pool down on 4th Ave. We have washers and dryers in select homes! Imagine the time and money you’ll save doing laundry in your own home! 5blocks from campus- 10minutes walking 5minutes on a bike. Close to University Boulevard and 4th Ave. Call for specials 520-622-8503 or 1725 N. Park Avenue. VERY COOL HOUSE! 2BR, 1BA, walk to UofA, fenced yard, pets OK, $1,000/ MN, Debbie 520-419-3787
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TWO ROOMS AVAILABLE for rent in a nice four (4)bedroom house near the UofA, (about 5miles), and PCC West Campus, (about 2miles). All rooms have wired Internet, phone and cable TV connection. Free wired and wireless Internet, free cable TV and free water. Roommates split electricity only. House has new efﬁcient HVAC and high efﬁciency evap cooler for the dryer months. Washer, Dryer, dish washer, 2car garage and large fenced back yard. Absolutely NO PETS of any kind and absolutely no smoking within the house. $200 security deposit plus ﬁrst and last month’s rent, (negotiable). These two rooms share one bathroom. Master bedroom occupied but is $425/month when vacant. Current roommates are neat and quiet. One is deployed out of country in USAF. Please call 888-537-2290 Option 1
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Quinn stepping up By Alex Williams ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Kyle Quinn has started only one game in his career on the Arizona football team, but he’s a grizzled veteran when compared to his fellow offensive linemen. Quinn, a redshirt junior out of Liberty High School in California was forced into action after former UA center Colin Baxter was hurt leading up to last year’s Alamo Bowl. But that experience helped him in the offseason, telling him what to expect come Sept. 3, when the season opens against NAU. Although his experience is minimal, Quinn, in his fourth year in the football program, is more battle-tested, both in games and practice, than anyone else that will play on Arizona’s offensive line in 2011. Because of that, his O-line-mates have turned to him with any questions. “That’s the person we can look to, that’s the person we depend on and lean on,” said redshirt freshman tackle Fabbians Ebbele. Ebbele said that Quinn has talked about how the line needs to be a “tough group,” and that it needs to use the underdog role as motivation in 2011.
Junior center is taking over O-line leadership role
But talking about on our shoulder” because of the questions how the group surrounding the youth needs to play and of the group, and will actually doing it are two very differbe “fired up” for the ent things. During season. Quinn has also been his time at Arizona, able to use what he Quinn has been able learned from Baxter in to see how dozens the three previous years. of players have Replacing Baxter’s 49 handled themselves career starts won’t be in certain situaeasy, but redshirt sophotions, which gives more guard Eric Benderhim a better idea of Ramsay thinks Quinn is how to handle beup to the task. ing looked at as the “(Quinn) is like leader of a group. Colin’s little sidekick,” Because of the Bender-Ramsay said. amount of time “He knows the ins and he has spent in outs (of the offense), Arizona’s football program, Quinn so he brings a lot to us. Colin Darland/Arizona Summer Wildcat He’s the captain, and said that he’s em- Kyle Quinn (right) bracing the role of being the “old man” he’s the leader right now.” Quinn said that he knew he would need of the unit. “I woke up (Thursday) morning and to take more of a leadership role this seait was my fourth camp, so it’s been a son, and that’s something he worked on while,” Quinn said, before adding that during the spring and summer. “I’ve just gotta tell them what a game this year ’s O-line is “playing with a chip
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experience is like,” Quinn said. “Tell them how physically and mentally demanding it is. You’ve just got to help them prepare, because if they’re prepared mentally, they’re prepared physically.” Ebbele said he thinks that, although Quinn has just one career start, people undervalue the experience he brings to the table. “They always talk about nobody being the leader, but he’s been here,” Ebbele said. Quinn focused his attention during the offseason toward studying film with the other offensive linemen. While he said getting on the field and building continuity is the best thing that the group can do, watching others in action during games is also beneficial. But as time goes on the members of the unit will start to get more familiar with each other, something that Quinn said he is looking forward to. “We’re very close, we get along great, we’re just starting to gel,” Quinn said . “We’re coming together as a group. The only thing we’ve played together is spring ball and the spring game. We’re going to continue to grow together and just go out and attack everybody as one.”
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August 8-21, 2011
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SPORTS BRIEFS Football announces kickoff time for home opener
UA athletic director talks renovations, relocations
By Alex Williams ARIZONA SUMMER WILDCAT Since he became the UA’s athletic director in March 2010, Greg Byrne has been in the middle of a number of decisions that will permanently affect UA athletics. From facility upgrades to a larger compliance department, Byrne is putting a personal touch on the UA. The Summer Wildcat sat down with Byrne to talk about progress on the Arizona Stadium renovations, the possibility of the baseball team playing at Hi Corbett Field. Summer Wildcat: You’ve been here a little over a year now and have left a pretty big mark on the Arizona athletic department. How important is your legacy to you? Greg Byrne: I’m fortunate to be a part of it. We have really good coaches, we’ve got a really good staff and we’ve got a bunch of student athletes working their tail off every day. And we’ve got a fan base that’s been very supportive and passionate about the university. I’m just lucky I can be a little piece of that puzzle. I’ve got a picture that says the least important word in the English language is “I,” and I realize that we will be good by us being united and working together. Is everything still on schedule with the new scoreboard at Arizona Stadium? Knock on wood, it’s on schedule. The LEDs have arrived from China, and now they’re getting transported to Tucson, but they are on American soil. If you saw last week, the stairwell and some infrastructure of the board is still being installed. It’s been pretty good weather during the day, so we haven’t had a lot of weather delays since most of the rain has come at night. When will everything be put together and ready for testing? That’ll be the last week of August. That’s cutting it close to the Sept. 3 home opener, isn’t it? Absolutely, we are.
Are there any concerns about that not being finished in time? I’ll feel a lot better when we kick off that first game and that thing’s working. Any time you’re dealing with a structure and technology of that magnitude, there are certainly opportunities for bugs. We’ve got our technical team and operations folks and the people installing the board working real hard on it.
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How is the fundraising coming along for the north end zone project? It’s good. We’re scheduled to break ground in January, and we’ve gotten (the Arizona) Board of Regents’ approval. We have a number of large committed gifts, public gifts, and then we also have a number of smaller ones that we haven’t announced. We have a debt service plan that we feel confident in being able to handle to be able to break ground in January, and it’ll be about an 18-month build.
Has there been any progress on the baseball team playing at Hi Corbett Field? We’re having serious discussions about it, and we hope to have some resolution in the near future. If you had to put a percentage on that happening, what would it be? It’s a definite maybe. What are some of the benefits of playing there as opposed to on campus? From a baseball standpoint, we’d be able to recruit players and look them in the eye and say, “Listen, you’re going to go train and play in a facility that, just a few years ago, was a MLB training facility,” and that’s attractive. It would be something where we’d have access to one of the annex fields, so we’d have as good of a practice and training setup as anyone in the country.
To read the entire interview with Greg Byrne, visit dailywildcat.com
Arizona’s first football game of the season, against NAU, has been scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 3. The game will be broadcast throughout Arizona on Fox Sports Arizona, and will be shown on KGUN-TV on tape-delay at 10:35 p.m. Dave Sitton and John Fina will call the game with Glenn Howell serving as a sideline analyst. Arizona’s first four games of the 2011 season will be shown on TV, with three being shown on the ESPN family of networks. Every Arizona football game since the beginning of the 2009 season has been shown on TV.
Barrett named Indoor Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Arizona high jumper Brigetta Barrett the Indoor Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Thursday. Barrett was the 2011 NCAA Champion in both Indoor and Outdoor high jump. Barrett also won the U.S. Outdoor title in high jump, and will compete for Team USA at the World University Games, which begin Aug. 12 in Shenzhen, China.
Three Wildcats to compete at National Diving Championships
Arizona divers Samantha Pickens, Ben Grado and Andres Guerra will compete in the AT&T National Diving Championships, held Aug. 9-14 at UCLA. At stake is a chance at 10 separate national championships, as well as a chance to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The National Diving Championships will also be used to select the U.S. roster for the Pan American Games. NBC Sports and Universal Sports will televise the finals, held Aug. 13 and 14. Coverage will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13, and 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. — Alex Williams
New faces set to replace Arizona baseball draftees in 2012 A
rizona baseball is going to have a very different significantly raise his draft stock. feel to it in 2012. Still, it’s hard to blame anyone for taking a chance at After a draft that claimed most of Arizona’s a lifelong dream. offensive production, a team that set its preseason Selsky isn’t the only player leaving who people may sights on a trip to Omaha, Neb., a year ago may find have expected to stay in school . Three-year starting itself struggling to hold its own in a loaded catcher Jett Bandy also elected to leave the Pac-12 Conference. UA after being chosen in the 31st round, Arizona fans and coaches were prepared 945th overall , by the Los Angeles Angels of for the departure of Bryce Ortega , who was Anaheim . Bandy was a career .308 hitter, the Wildcats’ lone senior starter in 2011 . hitting 11 home runs and driving in 121 They were also probably prepared to say RBIs during his time at Arizona . goodbye to Saturday pitcher Kyle Simon , He was also a voice of reason behind the COMMENTARY BY plate for Arizona’s young pitching staff — whose low-90s sinker made him a surefire high-round draft pick. something that may be harder to replace Alex Williams But the additional departures of six of than his offensive numbers. sports editor Arizona’s other drafted non-seniors could That’s a lot of production to replace have the Wildcats staring a rough 2012 season right in from a team that wasn’t playing with an abundance of the eyes. depth. Outfielder Steve Selsky is a perfect example of the And that’s not all. Infielder Andy Burns , who hit gutting that the Arizona baseball team took following .279 with 18 home runs combined in his freshman and June’s MLB Draft. sophomore seasons but had to sit out the 2011 season Selsky, who was supposed to be a staple in the after transferring from Kentucky, would have been one middle of Arizona’s lineup, missed nearly all of 2011 of the top candidates to replace Ortega at second base. with two separate injuries . The Cincinnati Reds took Arizona’s bullpen is also decimated by departures. Selsky in the 33rd round, 1,015th overall . Oft-used left-handed flamethrower Bryce Bandilla , as Had he elected to return to Arizona, Selsky could expected, signed with the San Francisco Giants after have had a huge 2012 season, especially considerbeing their third-round selection. The loss of closer ing that it appears likely that Arizona will play at the Matt Chaffee was also expected, after Chaffee battled much more hitter-friendly Hi Corbett Field . arm injuries for two seasons . But Selsky opted to sign with the Reds instead That’s a lot to put on the shoulders of a freshmen of bringing a big bat to a lineup that has struggled class — two catchers, five pitchers and two middle inwith consistency at times, and having a chance to fielders — that is bound to see plenty of playing time.
And no one, head coach Andy Lopez included, likes seeing a team facing a crossroads with freshmen playing key roles. — Alex Williams is the sports editor of the Summer Wildcat. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UA NON-SENIOR DRAFTEES Kyle Simon – third round, Baltimore Orioles Bryce Bandilla – fourth round, San Francisco Giants Cole Frenzel – seventh round, New York Mets Andy Burns – 11th round, Toronto Blue Jays Matt Chaffee – 12th round, Atlanta Braves Jett Bandy – 31st round, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Steve Selsky – 33rd round, Cincinnati Reds
The August 8 edition of the weekly Summer Wildcat. This is the last issue of the 2011 summer production run.