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and, since UA’s development had been established with planning boundaries, she had plans to retire there without worrying about the university’s expansion. Now, with the possibility of living across the street from the honors village, Rich said she will need to find another place to live. As a senior with chronic conditions, she said the construction process alone will be a problem for her. “I rest during the day; I meditate during

ast year, a group of my friends and I were surprised to learn about the proposed honors college village because it seemed to come out of nowhere. Once we found out, we wanted more information, which upon further exploration, seemed nearly non-existent. The lack of information leaves us concerned. What is happening with this project? No matter what the answer ends up being, the Honors College should display details about the project in plain sight. From the beginning, the Honors College has been too secretive regarding developments with the new complex. Almost every time we have a conversation about this topic, there is at least one person listening in who has not heard about the project at all. At first, I ask “how?,” though I realize it’s hard to find any information, especially from the Honors College itself. Some students may have been able to piece news together about the honors complex from the information online, but as for me, I’m not that clever. First, we were emailed two surveys, one in December asking about personal experiences in the residence halls, then one in January asking about our vision for the Honors College. Originally, I thought the surveys were about quality control. I had no idea from the emails there were bigger plans. Second, honors students received an invitation for a program advertised as something like “Meet Dr. Cheu.” I attended this event and remember eating pizza, listening to a quick story about the interim dean’s life and talking about our vision for the Honors College. I had to leave the event early, but again, I never would have guessed an idea for a proposed




GRACE RICH, WHOSE HOUSE stands across the street from the proposed Honors Complex, said any construction at the site will affect her quality of life.

Neighborhood still split BY HENRY CARSON @_henrycarson

While many University of Arizona students and faculty are excited for the Honors College to have a new home, neighbors immediately surrounding the proposed site of the honors village complex have mixed feelings about what the development means for their neighborhoods. Originally planned to occupy one block,

the new honors village will now sit on three square blocks at the intersection of Drachman Street and Fremont Avenue, just outside the UA planning boundary. The complex is set to include a 1,050-bed dorm, a recreation center, dining facilities and offices for honors faculty and staff. “It’s no longer just a dorm for honors students,” said North University Neighborhood Association President Grace Rich. “It’s become a miniature city.” Rich has lived in her house for 25 years


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the day,” Rich said. “[With] the construction for a year and a half, which would be so noisy and so dusty, it would just be almost impossible to live here.” In addition to the construction, Rich also expressed opposition to the way the university is developing outside its planning boundaries, saying it sets a precedent in which neighborhoods are not kept well-informed about expansion. “The university could just come in … and take over property and work with the developer, even though they have agreements with neighborhoods that do not allow that,” Rich said. Rich has been approached by the UA regarding an offer on her house, but she said the offers so far are not enough to cover her expenses. Rich said she is in negotiations with the university over both finances and conditions so that, after moving and repair costs, she can find a similar house in a similar neighborhood. Much of the land that will become the honors village is owned by American Campus Communities, and according to Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, there are plans to give the land to the university so that it becomes state property. After this happens, the honors village will not be subject to city zoning laws, impact fees or property taxes. “It does concern me that the university would be moving forward in a project in the way that they are that will have impacts on their credibility and their trustworthiness throughout the community and most immediately surrounding campus,” Kozachik said. To reach out to the broader neighborhood community, UA uses a Campus Community Relations Committee composed of representatives from UA’s Office of Community Relations, Tucson City Council and surrounding neighborhood associations. Kozachik said that, although the CCRC is an attempt by the university to communicate with the neighborhoods, what

the university promises in these meetings is not legally binding the way they would be if the project went through the rezoning process. “The university can walk into the CCRC meetings and say whatever they want, but they’re not bound by that,” Kozachik said. “In fact, they could go in and increase the size and the height of this once it becomes university property, and the city would have no voice in that decision.” CCRC Chairwoman Alice Roe said that, at this point, the committee is working to make the project as palatable as possible for the people living close to it. “The CCRC, the city, the UA and the neighborhoods have a lot to gain from working together,” Roe said. Other neighbors, like Genevieve and John Sadlouskos, don’t mind living near the honors college. “We’ve lived here 63 years; we raised five kids here,” Genevieve said. “Most of them attended the university. We’re happy with it and, like my husband says, it keeps us young.” The Sadlouskoses live in one of the two private residences where the honors village parking lot will be built, Roe said. A strong screening wall will be built by the developers to separate the remaining residents from the parking lot. The alleyway behind the houses will also be kept open at the residents’ request. Genevieve said the project plans change occasionally but added that they’re pleased with what the developers have planned for the area around her house. Running her finger over a map given to her by the university, she pointed out an annotated mock-up of the parking lot that will surround her house and occupy the entire block. “We’re happy with that plan right there,” she said, “if they stick to it.” According to UA Vice President for Communications Chris Sigurdson, the university continues to work with neighbors and is also working with the City of Tucson to address improvements on nearby streets and drainage in the area.

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Honors College village would come out of it. However, I was told three months later this meeting was one of the only opportunities for honors students to have input in the honors complex. If it were advertised as such in December, I think the turnout would have been much better. I’ve looked in other places for information from the college. I did find some on the website, though I’m unsure how to access it without going to the search bar and typing in something like “new honors college.” This likely wouldn’t have made any more students aware of the plans. A student would have to be looking for this information in order to find it. Also, I never recall seeing any information on display during my numerous trips to Slonaker House. Most of us learned about the complex not through the college but through articles published in the Daily Wildcat. It would’ve been better if the Honors College gave us the plan originally so we could feel more comfortable discussing issues with the college. To grant the college the benefit of the doubt, lack of knowledge on this topic last year may have come from the fact that much of the planning occurred during second semester. By this point, many students are not as responsive to emails or participating in information sessions. However, it seems like the college had an ideal opportunity to tell new freshmen about this project during their honors orientation. I asked freshmen residents in Yuma Hall about the topic, and all of them had either never heard about it or “may have read about it somewhere.” Because a lot of students are already

familiar with the project, the silence from the college gives some students uneasiness. We can only guess why the college does not openly discuss this topic. Maybe it’s not going well? Are they worried about a backlash from students? Is the idea scrapped altogether? Students are interested to know. According to the Honors College values, we should have responsibility for our communities. Allowing students to participate in discussing the project will allow them to take part in implementing their ideal Honors College. The Honors College is small enough to foster a good connection with its students. Bringing the honors college village into the open is a good first step. The honors complex had been under a lot of pressure last year from the community, lawmakers, faculty and some students. I don’t think it would have made proceedings perfect, but keeping honors students involved in the process would have probably made the project run more smoothly. Organizing times to really talk with students would have slowed the process. Countering objections to the project would have kept it from moving through too quickly. Student input could have made the plans even better, and closer to what students are interested in. There wouldn’t be objections to the lack of transparency. Despite the problems so far, it’s not too late to change the way this project is being handled. By becoming more transparent, the Honors College can dissipate rumors, confusion and uneasiness. Openly discussing the project will benefit students and the college.

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Local church holds vigil for DACA BY MELISSA VASQUEZ @melissagvasquez

Tucsonans came together on Sunday night for a candlelight prayer vigil at Catalina United Methodist Church in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. The service took place in response to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the DACA program, potentially affecting the nearly 800,000 individuals enrolled, some of which are students who make up part of the Tucson community. Attendees received postcards and flyers with Arizona’s legislators contact information so they could reach out to them on behalf of DACA recipients. The vigil began with each attendee holding a candle and prayer-flyer gathered in a grassy patch to listen to a musician, Pablo Peregrina, play requests. Peregrina, a first generation immigrant from Nogales, Sonora, is a self-employed tile artisan and musician. He said music is his way of changing others’ ways of thinking. Because of that, he considers himself someone who sings for the voices of others. “When I started playing guitar, I said ‘I wanna be somebody,’” Peregrina said. “I didn’t know this is what I would be doing but it’s emotional. It’s emotional sometimes too [when] everybody gathers singing ‘hallelujah.’ This is one of many, many places that I’ve played, and it’s a good feeling,” Several speakers spoke about resources and support for individuals under DACA and DREAMers. One of the speakers, Cassandra Becerra, stood in for Congressman Raul Grijalva, who could not attend because he was in Washington, D.C. Becerra shared her story of being an immigrant and about the feeling of uncertainty Dreamers face. “One thing that is certain, however, in all of our hearts is that Tucson shows up when somebody needs it,” Becerra told the crowd. “They show up for immigrant rights, they show up for LGBT, for veterans. For everyone in our community who needs us, they show up. And that’s what’s happening here tonight.” Clergy members then took over the proceedings, reciting scripture passages alternatively in English and Spanish, about immigrants and loving your neighbor. A prayer in which the crowd responded in unity followed. Later in the evening, the crowd turned on the flashlights from their phones and sang along to “Amazing Grace” in harmony. The night ended in two prayers, one in English, the other in Spanish. Matt Doolen of Catalina United Methodist Church planned the event. Doolen reached out to pastors after


SENIOR PASTOR DOTTIE ESCOBEDO-Frank welcomes the crowd to the Catalina United Methodist Church for the DACA Vigil on Sept. 10. Escobedo-Frank told the crowd how her grandmother came across the Rio Grande River pregnant to have her son, Escobedo-Frank’s father, in America so that he could avoid the violence of Mexico.

hearing about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA. “I know people that are very afraid about what’s going to happen if DACA is rescinded, and I could really feel it in my heart that we need to help these people,” Doolen said. “We need to do something to show we support them and they’re important, and we’re there for them as well.” Reverend Dottie Escobedo-Frank, one of Catalina Methodist Church’s pastors, wanted to show DACA recipients and DREAMers that they are not alone. “The vigil is for the people of Tucson and the religious community to gather together and to pray, to give hope, and to encourage people,” Escobedo-Frank said. “It’s a really scary time for a lot of families and in Tucson, in our area, it’s a deep and far-reaching problem for us.” Escobedo-Frank said she hopes that in the future, people connected to the DACA and Dreamer community can give back and help those in need.


REVEREND HANNAH ADAIR BONNER speaks out about the Catalina United Methodist Church and how it is supporting those affected by President Trump’s decision to end DACA. “A border is nothing more than a line drawn by man ... with violence,” Bonner said.

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President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be phased out within six months. DACA provides around 800,000 undocumented immigrants

the ability to apply for two-year cycles of temporary protection from deportation and access to work permits. The requirements are that they came to the United States before the age of 16, have no criminal record, have lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007 and are either in high school or have their GEDs. After the announcement, University of Arizona students and

locals hosted a press conference as well as a march on campus and downtown Tucson to voice their support for the UA’s 46 DACA students and Arizona’s roughly 30,000 DACA residents. Considering the immense news coverage the DACA program and its recipients will receive in the coming weeks, here are five the things you need to know about the purpose and history of the program:

DACA was always a temporary solution


DACA was meant as a temporary stop-gap measure, inspired by student activists, in the absence of congressional action. After Congress again failed to pass the bipartisan Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, or DREAM, Act in 2010, “the Obama administration looked for ways to solve this huge humanitarian and

social crisis through executive action,” said Lynn Marcus, Co-Director of the UA’s James E. Rogers College of Law Immigration Law Center. In June 2012, Obama issued an executive order borrowing many aspects of the DREAM Act, which failed to pass, in part, due to Senator John McCain withholding his support

because of border security issues. The program allowed qualified undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to apply for two-year deferred action on their immigration status, protecting them from deportation and allowing them to access work permits under the Reagan era Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

DACA was legal because it was limited To justify phasing out the DACA program, the Trump Administration called the Obama era executive order unilateral and unconstitutional. The Supreme Court did hear oral arguments, but “the ruling didn’t address the constitutionality of President Obama’s initiatives,” Marcus said. The split 4-4 decision upheld an injunction

of a 2014 proposed DACA expansion. The expansion, sometimes called DAPA, would have given deferred action to parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who met certain criteria and could have impacted half of the undocumented population in the U.S.—around 5 million at the time. Twenty-six states filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government and succeeded in stopping

the order from going into effect in a Texas federal court and the Fifth-Circuit Court of Appeals on the grounds of a procedural error. The original DACA program was never challenged in court, Marcus said, and is likely constitutional or at least acceptable because its limited nature falls under the president’s authority to set immigration enforcement priorities.


Trump is fulfilling a campaign promise under duress


The Trump Administration announcement comes in the wake of 10 states threatening to challenge the original DACA executive order in federal court, Marcus said. “Trump campaigned that he would end DACA on day one,” Marcus said. Yet more recently, he vowed to show great heart, and told DREAMers not to worry.

In response to the DACA announcement, 15 states have filed a lawsuit alleging Trump violated the due process rights of DREAMers and will damage the economies of these states. In Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich filled a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents which, in part, argues

providing nearly-in-state tuition rates for DACA students is illegal. Without these rates, many DACA students would be forced to give up an education, Marcus said. With lawsuits on all sides, Trump has forced the decision into the hands of Congress.

Congress has six months to act According to Trump, Congress has six months to act and pass legislation to make DACA permanent and reform parts of the immigration system. If they fail to do so, he will let DACA end, although there is speculation he may revisit his decision.

“The federal government has a responsibility to defend and secure our borders, but we must do so in a way that upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation,” said Arizona Senator John McCain. “I will be working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to devise and pass comprehensive immigration

reform, which will include the DREAM Act.” Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva agreed in part with his colleague. “DREAMers are young individuals who have sought higher education, careers, served in our military and rooted themselves in our country,” he said. “They contribute to our economy,

our social fabric and represent the best of our values. To now force them to return to a state of fear is not only immoral, but it runs afoul of our immigrant heritage as a nation.” Yet, for reform to pass, Marcus worries concessions may be made to further militarize the border and increase deportations.

DACA invests in real people


“These young adults, who have known no other country, are for all intents and purposes, except for a piece of paper, Americans,” Marcus said. DACA provides the opportunity for DREAMers to pursue education and contribute to the only country they have ever known. “There is a lot of sympathy for DREAMers, even though immigrants, especially

undocumented ones, have been vilified by the president and by the right wing,” Marcus said. In fact, Sessions falsely argued that DACA recipients took jobs away from Americans, encouraged illegal immigration and that its repeal would benefit taxpayers, she said. Yet, new immigrants entering the country cannot benefit from any of DACA’s policies and DACA recipients are barred from collecting

social security, food stamps and other welfare programs, but pay into these programs through taxes. While 91 percent of DACA recipients are either employed or in school, the argument they are taking away jobs from Americans contrasts a report from immigration think tank, that estimates they generated over $400 billion in GDP.

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The bucket list A University of Arizona Police Department police officer responded to the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center in reference to a motion detector going off around 3 a.m. on Aug. 27. Upon arrival, police found four people, three of them inside the pool area near the high dive, and escorted them to the main entrance. The soaking wet students collected their dry clothes and identified themselves to police via drivers licenses. Police read the students their rights and asked why they all thought it would be a good idea to hop the wall around the entire complex just to jump into the pool. The students told police they were all seniors, and that it was on their end-ofschool bucket list to jump in the pool. One senior told police she initially thought it was okay to jump the wall and go swimming when the pool was not open to the public, but quickly changed her mind after an officer explained that it wasn’t. Police asked one senior if he would have done things differently if he could go back in time, the student responded he would not have jumped in the pool. All four students were arrested and field released for trespassing second degree. A code of conduct was forwarded to the Dean of Students for each student. Don’t argue with police A UAPD officer was directing congested traffic on First Street west of Vine Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 25 when a group of college-aged women walked into traffic. The officer asked the women to get out of the roadway. All except for one intoxicated woman complied. According to the report, her friends had to drag her to the sidewalk. The woman yelled to police the group were looking for their Uber. The officer noted the smell of intoxicants coming from the woman, and that her speech was slurred. The officer told her he understood, but it was unsafe for them to be walking in the street. The woman was unsteady on her feet and stood on the curb when police again asked her to move out of the street. The woman responded that she was out of the street. Police informed her if she continued to argue, she would be cited for Minor in Possession. The woman responded, “Then give me an MIP,” and police asked for her I.D. According to the woman’s driver’s license, she was 20 years old. She told police she had been drinking, and “so what, I am 20 years old.” An officer asked her how old someone needs to be to legally drink alcohol and she responded, “21.” The woman was cited and released for minor in possession. One of her friends offered to take her home.


THE FUSION TATTOO INK Booth showcases all of its inks at the Tucson Tattoo Expo at Hotel Tucson City Center on March 5. Students in the Environmental Health Sciences Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience explore the dangers of tattoo in a grant-funded study for minority students.

Students investigate dangers of ink BY RANDALL ECK @reck999

One in three young adults have a tattoo — could the chemicals in their tattoo ink pose a health risk? A group of 12 University of Arizona students has set off to find out. The students of the Environmental Health Sciences Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience program will spend the semester researching the chemicals in tattoo ink and evaluating the current research on adverse health risks under the guidance of Walt Klimecki, associate professor and interim department head of Pharmacology and Toxicology. “There is a lot of mystery behind what actually goes into the tattoos on your skin and how much of specific chemicals companies are allowed to put in tattoo inks because they are not regulated,” said Ruby Sierra, a Neuroscience and Cognitive Science junior and Tucson native. The students in the one-credit required colloquium will evaluate the amount of chemicals in tattoo inks (which are unregulated by the Environmental Protection Agency), examine their known toxicities and the potential health risks they could pose based on established research. The students will also translate their research into more broadly understandable terms and present it to the public. “For me, tattoo ink is an interesting example that students have a natural magnetism to, and that has all the typical elements in the link of an environmental

exposure,” Klimecki said. Klimecki, along with the Director of the Undergraduate Biology Research Program Carol Bender, oversees the EHS-TRUE program, which is sponsored by a grant from the Environmental Health Sciences Institute at the National Institute of Health. The program, which received funding for five years, helps provide two years of undergraduate research experience for up to 12 students at a time. “The NIH is concerned with making sure they provide opportunities for STEM, underrepresented minority undergraduates in research in the environmental health sciences to encourage them to consider that path in their post-baccalaureate education and career choices,” Klimecki said. The program pairs students with a laboratory related to the environmental health sciences, practicing UBRP’s “learn research by doing research” philosophy and pays their student salaries for 20 hours a week during the semester and 35 hours during the summer. The students also take a spring and fall colloquium while in the program, with the fall course focusing on one environmental health issue and the spring focusing on personal and professional development. “Within each of the courses, we talk about the chain of events between a potentially harmful chemical existing in the environment and all the things that would have to happen for it to end up in a disease in people,” Klimecki said. “We use examples throughout that actively involve

the students.” In the past, students have studied the Gold King Mine spill and developed a bilingual public service announcement, in partnership with the City of Tucson, about the dangers of lead exposure in children. The program also provides free tutoring and requires students maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program. “What we want to do in this program is we want to make our students better candidates for post-baccalaureate education, better in both knowing more about what they are getting in to but also in terms of being more competitive candidates,” Klimecki said. Sierra, who studies the cytotoxicity of arsenic laden dust particles on airway cells in the Boitano lab, said the program did just that for her. The program helped her connect to the scientific community through her research and attending conferences but also with the community at large through public service announcements and field work. “I went out [to the Gold King Mine spill] and collected samples and actually talked to some of the people that were affected by that,” Sierra said. Sierra said she also learned how to communicate her research and environmental health issues to the public. Sierra hopes to pursue a masters degree followed by attending a medical school with the EHS-TRUE program as a cornerstone of her undergraduate experience.

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Political flippancy in the age of misinformation OPINION

BY ERIC ROSHAK @DailyWildcat


ake news is old news. The buzzword, ushered into the collective lingo last year by then candidate Donald Trump, refers to news affiliates which he regarded as unreliable or slanderous. Sources often targeted by the president include CNN, MSNBC and The New York Times, among other organizations. Regardless, this discussion does not specifically concern the president, his associates or his policies. Rather, it’s focused on the problem of how the public consumes and redistributes information, which lies on a discrete plane of social behavior. Political or cultural “flippancy,” as I will denote this phenomenon, is a trend which has been taking shape for some time and is, at least nominally, unhealthy for our comprehensive understanding of good and bad information. Cultural flippancy, distinct from other unofficial terms including “fake news,” is the distillation of an issue of meaning and complexity to a simple, digestible and unashamedly inaccurate piece of information. Many may be familiar with examples of right-wing cultural flippancy via tertiary “news” outlets like Alex Jones’s “Info Wars,” Tomi Lahren’s, “Tomi” on SEAN P. ANDERSON/(CC BY 2.0) TheBlaze network, in addition to the ALEX JONES, FAR-RIGHT radio show host and writer, protesting in Dallas, Texas. Jones exemplifies political commentators that may portray “flippancy” in the way they score of political commentators like Ann present information. Coulter. There are variety of off-brand opinion The individuals who distribute this debates. A third and most recognizable Misinformation has always existed. catalysts on the left including blogs, information, whether they are public attribute is the manner of distribution The great underestimation at the YouTube videos and increasingly sites or private figures, are unwilling or employed by the producer. Specifically, outbreak of the World War I was that like BuzzFeed – at times respectable even incapable of forming reasonably flippant misinformation has traditionally the conflict would draw to a speedy reporters – often commit emotional, moderate proposed solutions to been disseminated on a neighbor-toconclusion by Christmas 1914. As we ridiculous and base discussions. These controversies, hence the phrase “cultural neighbor basis. soon discovered, this was not to be. articles and videos, typically regarding flippancy.” Moreover, flippancy is the Statements in line with ridiculous Leaping to romantic or apocalyptic socioeconomic issues like income casual disregard for accepted standards notions including conspiracy theories assumptions about the future is not a inequality or even political non-issues of behavior. The standard for academic and false information passing as recent human tendency. Nevertheless, like manspreading, present their subject discussion is that parties accumulate common sense, often perpetuated by alt- it’s disappointing that our collective matters in a way that inflames and and exchange credible research; good conservative, alt-liberal opinion factories fallacy detection process has become misguides audiences as is consistent journalistic endeavors are no different. were once relegated to backyard so imprecise as to allow ourselves to with severely biased news. The tendency to distort and thereby conversations. While it will surprise buy into this pseudo-academic rot. The discrete problem with these destroy the integrity of a subject matter few people that the internet expedites The reality is that most of our policy sources is not only that they are clearly may be intentional or unintentional the passage of rotten information, a makers are experienced, vetted and set in favor of a social end, it’s that they and is not limited to political, social new complex has shown itself in the critical thinkers who likely understand are dismissive in their delivery. That or economic issues. There are three form of tabloid seduction. That is, the good and bad news. The issue remains, is, they don’t approach an issue – take common attributes of culturally flippant accessibility of bad news has become if we, the voters and free-thinkers transgender rights, national debt, war, claims, one being an oversimplification so present on social media platforms, stop thinking and begin exclusively abortion – in an objective, thorough or crucial misreading of an issue either users begin to believe the information regurgitating, what is to stop us from and grounded manner. Instead, talking observed or read in the news. Another they are being fed via media shared and being taken advantage of? heads such as Tomi Lahren and Bill symptom of these false claims is an displayed in rash, underdeveloped posts Maher have a prescribed notion of extreme or “revolutionary” temperament by private individuals void of academic what “ought to be done” concerning a — Eric Roshak is a sophomore majoring when addressing topical party political discretion. contested issue. in law and political science

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College of Medicine joins NIH initiative BY TORI TOM @dailywildcat

To improve the health outcomes of patients with emergency medical conditions, the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, along with five other nationalized institutions, has been chosen to lead the National Institutes of Health’s new clinical and research initiative: Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network — also known as SIREN. SIREN’s mission is to implement accessible infrastructure for approved, multi-site clinical experiments related to neurological, heart, blood, lung and trauma events within the network. “We have established a series of research initiatives where we took on the needs of one of our clinical partners, Banner Health,” said Dr. Charles B. Cairns, dean of the UA College of Medicine. “Our first big goal was to bond our strengths [and] identify leaders.” According to Cairns, this multidisciplinary approach connects the experts within emergency medicine and of other medical backgrounds. Cairns is the principal investigator for the UA regional hub, collaborating with other academic and non-academic clinical centers. “Research is important and we want everyone to engage in it if they want to,” said Karen Lutrick, the SIREN project manager at the UA College of Medicine. Each hub provides scientific leadership and administrative oversight to its multiple satellite sites, the NIH reported. The UA’s healthcare partnership with Banner Health, locally and in Phoenix, unites scientific teams to pinpoint current and future acute and chronic state health needs. Prominent emergency conditions close to home, according to Cairns, include neurological, cardiac and respiratory disorders, in addition to senior diseases. Of 136 million emergency department visits nationwide, data showed nearly 16 million resulted in hospital admission, according to a 2011 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I believe that the results from these clinical trials will definitely reinforce Arizona as a national leader in emergency medicine, research and care,” Cairns said. “Our infrastructure and research networks have helped saved lives in Arizona, as well as our publications, by showing other states how to conduct telephone CPR and treat head injuries within prehospital settings around the world. I have no doubt that the results of the SIREN network will have at least that much impact if not more, given the different specialties involved.” Although the NIH initiative will span at least five years, certain trials may exceed the

time period set for this research endeavor. “The trials will have different durations depending on the science-based decisions, like how many years of follow-up or data gathering is needed,” Lutrick said. She estimates most experiments will last a minimum of three years. Numerous “Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort” trials are currently being conducted at the university through the initiative network, according to the UA College of Medicine website. The UA’s satellite sites include Banner — University Medical Center Tucson, Banner — University Medical Center South Campus, Banner — University Medical Center Phoenix, Chandler Regional Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Maricopa Medical Center. NIH hub grants were awarded to Emory University, Brown University, Tufts University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Orlando Regional Medical Center and the UA. Initial funding covers the base setup of each hubs’ clinical trials, whereas grant sums depend on individual studies and their locations. Contractual reimbursement was budgeted during the planning development and will be distributed to medical center professionals, clinicians and participants. The six hubs’ principal investigators function as a Coalition for Research in Emergency Medicine to “benefit from each other’s ideas, research, expertise and patient populations,” Cairns said. The network also consists of one clinical coordinating center at the Medical University of South Carolina and one data coordinating center at the University of Michigan. The UA’s SIREN proposal strategy, which was accepted a few weeks ago, underwent NIH peer-review based on its medical institute’s prior experience with cardiac necessitation, trauma and emergency medical services research, investigator qualifications and subsequent application methods. Cairns and his team believe that once the data is analyzed, the SIREN initiative will lead the country in implementing new, effective emergency department practices to treat the emergency conditions that were studied. By the end of 2022, Cairns approximate the UA hub will organize 20 to 50 clinical experiments. “There are over a 130 million patients treated in the emergency departments of the United States each year,” Cairns said, “so clearly whatever positive research we have will develop protocols that will treat millions of people every year.”

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A year after launch, OSIRIS-REx flies by Earth BY NICOLE MORIN @nm_dailywildcat

OSIRIS-REx, the NASA craft tasked with asteroid sample collection, is one of the University of Arizona’s biggest projects. Several UA scientists are involved in the project, many coming from the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Laboratory. Dante Lauretta, UA professor of planetary science and cosmochemistry at the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Laboratory, is the principal investigator, meaning he is the leader of the Asteroid Sample Return mission. The team behind the craft were charged with getting OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid Bennu and gathering samples to undergo rigorous examination for impact hazard and resource potential, as well as physical and chemical properties. Researchers hope that these samples will help uncover some answers about the formation of our solar system and of planets in general. OSIRIS-REx was launched on Sept. 8, 2016. Currently, OSIRIS-REx is on track to pass by the Earth on Friday, Sept. 22. Michael Nolan, a senior research scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Laboratory, said the event, while exciting, will not be easily visible to most. “We don’t think that it’s going to be bright enough to see with your eyes,” said Nolan, who is also the OSIRIS-REx Science Team Chief. This event is important for many reasons, according to William Boynton, the Mission Instrument Specialist on the OSIRIS-REx mission and UA professor of planetary sciences. One reason is that it allows the craft to essentially undergo a “check-up,” including alterations in the craft’s path to ensure that it’s heading the right way. “The purpose of this close flyby of Earth is to use its gravity to deflect our trajectory to tilt it a bit toward the north, so the plane of our orbit intersects the plane of Bennu’s orbit,” Boynton said. The team will also use this time to ensure that all instruments on the craft are in proper working order before it makes it to Bennu. This is very important, said Nolan, as the instruments gather data necessary to determine the best possible spot to gather the samples. To ensure that it is capable of doing so, the team will be testing the cameras and other equipment on the spacecraft. “We’re going to take pictures of the Earth and pictures of the moon, partly just to make sure that things are working and partly to calibrate the instruments,” Nolan said. Boynton said the mission is on track to be completed in September of 2023, with OSIRIS-REx leaving Bennu in March of 2021, samples in tow. “Currently we are cruising to meet up with Bennu next year,” Boynton said. “We get close enough to begin our observations around this time next year and we arrive at Bennu on December 2, 2018.” The cameras aboard the craft have taken photos of other far-off asteroids, and a couple of months ago, the team used the spacecraft to search for nearby asteroids. Those interested can head to the project website to learn more about OSIRIS-REx, its mission and the best spot to place a telescope in order to possibly catch a glimpse on Sept. 22. NASA also has a social media campaign, “Wave to OSIRIS-REx,” according to its website. The site “invites members the public to mark the occasion” by taking photos of themselves waving to OSIRIS-REx, then tagging it with the hashtag #HelloOSIRISREx and tagging the mission account on Twitter (@ OSIRISREx) or Instagram (@OSIRIS_REx). The website said that the OSIRIS-REx mission, NASA and other missionrelated accounts may re-share some submissions, create a mosaic of the photos or aggregate selected submissions.

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UA researchers test solution to surgical memory loss A naturally occuring peptide has been found to completely reverse memory loss caused by heart failure in mice BY OWEN ZERAMBO @DailyWildcat

A research team with members from the University of Arizona and the National Institutes of Health are looking to remedy harmful side effects sometimes experienced by patients after heart bypass surgery. When the surgery is performed, the surgeon will often use a technique called cardiopulmonary bypass, which uses a pump to act like the patient’s heart and lungs for the duration of the operation. The pump will keep the patient’s blood oxygenated and circulating while also allowing the surgeon to operate on a non-beating heart. However, while the pump, often referred to as a heart-lung machine, has made cardiac surgery a much safer procedure, some patients have reported side effects of the surgery that even include memory loss. “Just running your blood through the tubing of the machine elicits an inflammatory response of the body,” said Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and chief of the division of cardiology at UA College of Medicine – Tucson. “Your body knows that blood was just outside in some tube, and it doesn’t like that,” Sweitzer said. “So, there is an inflammatory response that typically lasts about 24-48 hours.” This inflammation affects the brain

as well as the rest of the body, and is believed to be the cause of memory loss in certain patients. But a procedure to prevent the associated memory loss may be on the horizon, thanks to UA research collaborators like Sweitzer, and Lee Ryan, UA professor and department head of psychology. Angiotensin 1-7 is a naturally occurring peptide in the human body that has been studied and used extensively for its anti-inflammatory properties, particularly in regards to combating cancer. However, until recently, the peptide has had very little research done on its affect on the brain. Dr. Meredith Hay, professor of physiology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and another primary collaborator on the UA research team, studied the anti-inflammatory properties of the ang 1-7 peptide in lab mice and found promising

results. After administering the peptide to mice with heart failure, the memory loss was completely reversed, according to Hay. While Hay said curing the problem in mice is a promising start, before the procedure can be used by the public, it must undergo further clinical trials to prove it’s safe for extensive use in humans. Phase two of the trials is already underway, which includes the first use of human subjects. So far, two patients have completed the study out of a total of 90 participants. Hay said the process will take about four years to complete. Participants will be given ang 1-7 or a placebo — administered as an injection — two hours before bypass surgery and will take the drug or placebo every day for 21 days after that. A placebo is a “fake” form of the treatment that does not contain ang 1-7 and does not have a medical effect but is

used as a control group for the trials. Assuming all goes well in phase two, Hay said the procedure must also pass the phase three trial, which includes a much larger sample size of participants, often hundreds or thousands. The second and third phases of clinical trials are generally used to determine how effective the drug or procedure is compared to placebos, according to Hay. If it is found to be effective, FDA approval can be requested to allow for public use. Despite the long and rigorous testing process, Sweitzer said she remains optimistic. “We felt that the drug has been used in enough humans that we weren’t so worried about the safety [of phase two trials],” Sweitzer said. Though it will be a few years before they learn if all their hard work will pay off, in the meantime, Sweitzer said medical researchers at the UA will continue to find ways to improve the well-being of patients around the world. “What I, and many of us on the medical campus, are trying to do is take the incredible scientific talent on our campus and start using the discoveries in people with health conditions,” Sweitzer said. “The translation of basic science and molecular science into human disease is hard and complicated, but I think we have a really unique environment on this campus to do that.”


The future of battery power: You OPINION

BY BRIAN WINKLER @Brianewinkler


any of us today are infatuated with our portable electronics. They add a convenience and accessibility to our life that didn’t exist just a few years ago. At least, while their batteries still have a charge.

Luckily for us, the oppression of the charging cable may soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to various research initiatives, alternate power sources are just around the corner, such as using your body as the charger. Ever since the invention of batteries, researchers and engineers have striven to improve the amount of time a battery can produce power before needing to be recharged or replaced. It appears that a battery can only be improved so much before it rises to a cost outside the pay-grade of the average consumer. For that reason, a new realm of research opened, one that

explores the various ways energy can be collected from the human body. One such technology is thermoelectric generators, which utilize the temperature difference between our skin and the air around us. This temperature difference creates a current in a circuit that can be used to power a wearable device or to use your body as a phone charger. Recent innovations have led to thermoelectric generators being lightweight and flexible, allowing them to be comfortably fixed to the skin with tape or glue.


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IN THE NEAR FUTURE, we may be able to charge technology using just our bodies.


In the past, the cost of materials and the low power output of such devices made them impractical for the market. However, as new and more efficient materials that can be used in these components are produced, these devices move further from being a pipe-dream and closer to becoming reality. Matrix Industries, a California-based startup, plans to start shipping a bodyheat-powered smartwatch this October, closing the gap between the present and the future. The website claims that it’s the only smartwatch to feature a power meter which displays how much electrical power you’re generating. As with any thermoelectric device, the more you exercise, the more heat you produce; the more heat you produce, the more electricity you produce. This acts as a pretty solid motivator for exercise. So when the collapse of society takes place, you’ll be able to outrun those scavengers while always knowing what time it is! Another bodily mechanism that is being turned into electricity is sweat. Well, not exactly sweat, but lactate. Lactate is a salt of lactic acid. When we use our muscles, they produce lactic acid, some of which makes its way into our sweat. Researchers at University of California, San Diego were able to develop enzymes that react with lactate to produce electricity. This technology can be embedded in what is essentially a temporary tattoo and holds promise

in the field of medical monitoring devices. Speaking of human-battery powered medical devices, Panasonic is working on generating electricity from human blood. Yes, blood. By attempting to mimic the way our bodies break down sugar, or glucose, for energy, Panasonic is researching a process to produce electricity in the hopes of powering medical devices such as pacemakers. While this may seem really creepy, it has the potential to provide a safer way to power such devices as opposed to changing batteries every eight years. Unfortunately, there is a limit to how much energy can be harvested from the human body. At any given time, our bodies produce 10 to 100 milli-volts. In comparison, an eel can produce up to 860 volts. So its unlikely that we will someday power our televisions with just our body, but smaller devices are still on the table (as well as eelpowered devices). Hopefully, the future holds even more innovation that will take us off the leash of needing an outlet. And hopefully, even farther in the future, one day I can get those robotic eyes I’ve wanted since I was 5 without having to charge them on my nightstand every night.

—Brian Winkler is a transfer student from Pima Community College majoring in computer engineering

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‘Tigers Be Still’ kicks off new season of shows Arizona Repertory Theatre starts off its new season with Kim Rosenstock’s 2010 comedy about two sisters BY VICTOR HERRERA @DailyWildcat

The Arizona Repertory Theatre will have its first showing of the fall semester Sunday, Sept. 17 when students of the theatre perform “Tigers Be Still.” The play, written in 2010 by Kim Rosenstock, is being directed by Brent Gibbs, a professor in the School of Theatre, Film and Television. While the fall semester may only be four weeks in, preparation for “Tigers Be Still” began months in advance. “We auditioned for this show at the end of last semester,” Gibbs said. As a result, the actors and actresses had the summer to mentally prepare themselves before they began rehearsals for the play the week before school started. “We do what we call equity days, which are eight hours of rehearsals each day,” Gibbs said. “We had a whole week of eight-hour-a-day rehearsals for a week before they even came back to school.” Gibbs said this schedule is taxing for the actors, likening the routine to an endurance sport. “It’s an incredibly demanding profession and field of study to go into,” he said. The actors’ schedule doesn’t end there, as their rehearsals are complicated with actors taking classes, too. “They can have classes as early as 8 in the morning, and they can go to rehearsals until as late as 11 at night,” Gibbs said. Between classes, the student actors have an hour break and an hour for dinner before they go into rehearsals for the evening. “We actually follow the Professional Actor’s Union model in terms of the breaks that we give them throughout the day,” he said. Gibbs also sees many of the actors performing in “Tigers Be Still” throughout the day with his work as a professor. In the classroom, the actors learn concepts and techniques that will help them in their careers. The performances serve as a practical


ZACK (MICHAEL SCHULZ), LEFT, has anger management issues as an unsuspecting Grace (Kristian Arseneault), right, wallows in self-pity in the comedy “Tigers Be Still” presented by Arizona Repertory Theatre.

opportunity for the students to sharpen and hone the skills they learn in the classroom. “We view the productions that we mount as extensions of those classrooms,” Gibbs said. Gibbs’ task as director is not only to bring the best out of his young actors, but also to help instill the lessons the actors learn in the classroom. While the actors may be young in their career, Gibbs said their acting skills are at a high level. “I’m blessed in that I get to work with students, many of whom are going to go on to have very successful acting careers,” he said. “So it’s both a pleasure and a privilege.” One of the actors is Kelly Hajek,

a junior in the BFA acting program ear for dialogue. She has a sharp at the School of Theatre, Film and sense of humor; it’s oftentimes Television, who oblique.” will be playing the While the It’s this lovely play is a comedy show’s lead, Sherry Wickman. piece that is about two sisters, “She has a good are some heartbreaking there sensibility; she’s heartbreaking and hilarious all at moments. an incredibly hard worker; she’s a “It’s kind of a the same moment." talented actress,” comedy about Gibbs said. “She’s ” —Brent Gibbs, depression, very successful in said Lisa Pierce, director of director of the role.” “Tigers Be Still” marketing and Gibbs described the writer of development “Tigers Be Still” as at the Arizona inventive. Repertory Theatre. “Kim Rosenstock’s voice is very The play is set in a more modern unique,” he said. “She has a lovely period. Pierce said this will

make the play more relatable to audiences. “It’s about two families who find out that happiness is not as elusive as it seems,” she said. Relatability and accessibility are at the center of what Pierce is trying to achieve. To help accomplish this goal, the Arizona Repertory Theatre will maintain the $15 price point for single tickets to help attract more students. “We really wanna make theatre accessible as much as possible,” she said. “Tigers Be Still” will show from Sept. 17 through Oct. 8. “It’s this lovely piece that is heartbreaking and hilarious all at the same moment,” Gibbs said.

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Local theater challenges gender norms Something Something Theatre aims to achieve “better-than-parity” environment for female playwrights BY SARAH COVEY @DailyWildcat

Something Something Theatre is a small, non-profit theater with a large mission: To change the traditionally maledominated theatrical sphere. “I’ve read around 245 plays by women and there’s so many to choose from,” said Joan O’Dwyer, Something Something’s founding artistic director. “We’ll still do plays by men, because many classics are written by them, but now there’s a lot of options.” O’Dwyer was awarded her Masters of Philosophy in creative writing from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2000 and originally owned the Wilde Playhouse before Something Something Theatre. O’Dwyer and her co-founders, Esther Almazán and Whitney Morton Woodcock, founded Something Something Theatre in 2015 with a vision of breaking conventionality — offering well-known classics in fresh, re-created perspectives and presenting modern plays in canon. Their goal is to make a “better-than-parity” scene for women playwrights and offer better plays for their Tucson audiences. “It’s not all women playwrights,” Woodcock said. “But we do try to make sure it’s at least half. Not a lot of theaters in the country do shows by women playwrights. Instead, they’ll do ‘this is our women season.’ ” Woodcock has been working in theater for more than half her life and takes pleasure in content that makes people think. After most shows, the theatre hosts a discussion with the audience

about the content where audience members can ask the cast or directors questions about any show aspect. Something Something Theatre also offers casting that aren’t your run-of-the-mill cherrypicking from an actor pool. Woodcock said there are always new faces for each show and in auditions. “Some companies will cast from the pool of actors that they have,” Woodcock said. “Or they will have auditions but half the parts are not available because they’ve given them to actors that they know already. We try not to pre-cast and have it open to everybody. We’ll hold auditions and have them try out a bunch of different parts.” Most plays end up with actors the directors have not worked with before, and the cast ends up with thespians they haven’t performed with either. For most, experiences are positive. “Joan had seen me in another play and invited me to come audition,” said Callie Hutchinson, a seasoned actor who was in the theatere’s production of “Dov and Ali” last spring. “I really like the mission and the feminist thing that they’re doing here. It’s women playwrights, it’s run by women and this theater is filling a huge void in Tucson. There’s no other theater in town that’s showcasing playwrights.” For Lucas Giacalone, a local high schooler at Tucson High Magnet School, performing at Something Something was a positive experience and a way to branch out in drama. “This is a first time for me for a lot of things,” said Giacalone, who plays Daz in “Scarborough,” a play about a teacher-student


DAZ (LUCAS GIACALONE), LEFT, and Lauren (Callie Hutchison), right, perform a scene in “Scarborough” at Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater Sunday, Sept. 10.

scandal. “This was the first time I have done a professional show, and I was intimidated to work for bigger theater companies. I heard about it through my theater teacher, and I’ve had a really good first experience with them. I really got to know my co-actors and Daz better than I would have in a larger theater company.” For “Scarborough” stage manager Lorraine Koleski, a UA student, Something Something offers experience and plays to her interests. “Their mission — that’s the thing that immediately drew me in that I loved,” said Koleski,

who saw that the theatre was looking for volunteers and replied initially to its Facebook post before being invited over. “It’s been a positive experience working with them. I did lights, sound, tell actors places and other things like that.” Something Something Theatre also rotates directors, with the founders rotating during the season for each play. Almazán, who has a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and a master’s degree in script writing, said Something Something offers her opportunities outside of traditional directing. “This theater really gives you

the freedom to do things the way you want to do them. I’m a weird director. I do my directing a bit backwards; I do blocking later,” Almazán said. “I let actors explore for a while, then I clean it up later. Usually directors do all of their blocking first. I feel like, this way, it’s more organic, and if the actors are good, their instincts are right, rather than me imposing what I think before I meet with all of them.” For the rest of the season, Something Something Theatre will focus on elevating female authorship, with four out of five of its shows this season written by female playwrights.

UPCOMING SHOWS “Scarborough”

“Mrs. Mannerly”

“A Delicate Ship”

“The How and the Why”

Sept. 1 – Sept. 17, 2017

Nov. 2 – Nov. 19, 2017

Jan. 4 – Jan. 21, 2018

Feb. 23 – March 11, 2018

By: Fiona Evans

Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater 330 S. Scott Ave.

By: Jeffrey Hatcher

The Community Playhouse 1881 N. Oracle Road

By: Anna Ziegler

The Community Playhouse 1881 N. Oracle Road

By: Sarah Treem

Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater 330 S. Scott Ave.

“How the World Began” By: Catherine Trieschmann

May 3 – May 20, 2018

The Community Playhouse 1881 N. Oracle Road

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New restaurant brings comfort food to Fourth Avenue The Drunken Chicken offers chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, fried deviled eggs and more BY SAVANAH MODESITT @savmodesitt

Among the many restaurants located on Fourth Avenue, a new food joint has recently opened its doors. The Drunken Chicken has been serving its specialty, fried chicken and waffles, to the public for almost three weeks. Micah Blatt, owner of Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar and co-owner of the Drunken Chicken, said he wanted to bring to the street a restaurant with a new style of food. “I opened the bar in 2010, so I’ve been eating on Fourth Avenue for about seven years,” he said. “I wanted to add something different to this part of town. There just wasn’t good fried chicken on Fourth. That’s the concept that we wanted to build on when opening this restaurant.” Micah said some of the most popular food items on the menu since its opening have been the mac and cheese, fried deviled eggs and what’s known as The Beast, a chicken strip wrapped in bacon and then fried in waffle batter. “All the cheese sauces are made from scratch with cheddar and pepper jack cheese, and we also bread our own chicken,” Blatt said. According to Blatt, the inspiration of the name came from providing and creating beer-battered waffles. The restaurant also has a selection of crafted beers to go along with its hearty meals. “We want to build an environment where people are happy with the quality of the food,” Blatt said. “Most fried foods are cooked with soybean oil, which is the cheapest and worst oil for your body. Here, we use canola oil to make fresh and healthier chicken. People are coming in and have said they have never tasted chicken this tender. It’s fun seeing people’s reactions to the food.” The restaurant’s front doors are designed like garage doors,


THE “FRIED DEVILED EGG” appetizer from the Drunken Chicken restaurant on Fourth Avenue. Micah Blatt, co-owner of the new restuarant, wanted to bring a new style of food to the avenue.

making it even more open to the public. The design of the restaurant creates an atmosphere suitable for people of all ages. “I have a 3-year-old, and so we thought we’d put in a simple kid’s menu, too,” Blatt said. The kid’s menu at The Drunken Chicken offers chicken nuggets, fries and a drink. Ben Sattler, the manager at Mr. Heads Bar and co-owner of the Drunken Chicken said the quality of the chicken is what makes it worth trying. “There is no better chicken than what we have delivered here to our store in Tucson,”

he said. “There are never marinated. The chicken is fried any antibiotics once a customer or artificial orders, according hormones in to Sattler. We want the chicken we “We do this to build an so the chicken cook because environment doesn’t sit and it’s good and clean chicken. where people are become soggy; When cooked, happy with the the chicken is the chicken is so just a lot better quality of the food.” and crispier tender it tears easily with just a when it’s made —Micah Blatt, fresh,” he said. fork.” Sattler said In addition to co-owner of the the restaurant Drunken Chicken the food, Sattler doesn’t freeze said he wanted chicken. When the restaurant it receives the to feel fun and chicken, it is cleaned and comfortable for his customers

by, for example, showing football games. “We love sports, and so we want people to come in and enjoy drinks, food and entertainment,” Sattler said. “We say give us a try and tell us what you think. We are conscious of everything we put into our food and the quality of it because we enjoy seeing happy customers.” The Drunken Chicken is now open to the public at 429 N. Fourth Ave. and offers chicken and waffles from 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. all other days.

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How private is your social media account? OPINION

BY SAMMY MINSK @DailyWildcat


he other day, I ran into a girl I knew at a bar and the topic of her job came up. She’s a debt collector. Her job is to contact people who are in debt and tell them that they have negative numbers in their bank account. The process begins with her calling you. If you don’t answer, she’ll email you, maybe go to your house. You may have moved and don’t live at the address the bank has on file. So what does she do? She stalks you on social media, beginning with your Facebook. She has the same amount of access to your personal profile as anyone else. You can argue that most of your pictures and posts are private, but she can find family members or friends who will innocently give her your new phone number, address or work location. She told me I should be aware of what

is public on my Facebook account, and the information Facebook gathers from my public information. Even though I don’t have the Internal Revenue Service looking for me (thank God), I’ve always felt uncomfortable about what people, like job seekers, could find about me through social media. Teachers have suggested making my profiles private, maybe even creating two of them, one for professional use and one just for friends and family. Facebook has always made it challenging to go completely MIA from the platform. You actually had to care about who saw your posts and go through the steps to change it. Up until writing this, I learned there is a privacy setting that allows you to “limit old posts.” Once pressed, all information on your profile — friends, photos, status updates — become unviewable to everyone but your friends. If the IRS is looking for you, I suggest this feature. But keep in mind that, even if your Facebook profile is private, people can still tag you in posts, which become viewable to their audience. On the other hand, Instagram is better left public if you want to

optimize the number of followers you get. Luckily, everything you post on Instagram is owned by you. This means if someone takes your Instagram and posts the photo on their own profile without giving you credit, then they’ve violated your copyright. BUT, in rare circumstances when your Instagram selfie is printed and sold in a New York art gallery for $90,000, then you can’t sue them under Instagram’s terms and conditions. Painter and photographer Richard Prince got away with this because, guess what, Instagram does not protect your photos outside of the platform. A spokesman for Instagram told the Washington Post, “People in the Instagram community own their photos, period. ... Off the platform, content owners can enforce their legal rights.” The Washington Post clears up the statement: “Basically, if someone copies your Instagram to an account of their own, the company can do something about it. If they copy your work to somewhere outside of the social network, like a fancy New York gallery, you’re on your own.” Comforting. Snapchat has also been a bit shady

with its Snap Map feature, which allows users to share their location with fellow Snapchat friends. What people may not know is every time you open the app, your location is viewable to all your Snapchat friends, unless the “ghost mode” is on. It’s a bit creepy that if Snap Map is left on all your so-called Snapchat friends can see your exact location. Social media companies won’t blatantly tell you what content of yours is being shared with the world. This leaves us to personally make the decision to go through each platform and change the privacy settings. The more open your profile is, the better marketers can advertise to you. Yet, it seems that these behemoth companies have us at their mercy. Even if their terms and conditions are ridiculous, I have to accept them because, for one, I’ll never read it so I’ll never know what sort of content I’m giving away, and secondly, I want to stay connected to my friends. Fortunately, this can all be settled with a painless solution: Just delete everything. — Sammy Minsk is a journalism senior

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‘It’ sure to revive fear of clowns BY ALEC KUEHNLE @throwmeanallie

If we can all agree on one thing, it just might be how terrifyingly creepy clowns are. With their makeup, strange costumes and bizarre hair, they represent the perfect way to scare children and adults alike. Although most clowns are creepy, the title of creepiest clown would probably have to go to Pennywise the Dancing Clown, the antagonist in the new film “It.” “It” is based on the novel by Stephen King and tells the story of a group of children in a small town who are being terrorized by a supernatural shapeshifting clown that can prey upon his victims’ greatest fears by transforming into the thing each person is most afraid of. He mainly appears as Pennywise but adopts plenty of other creepy personas throughout the film as well. He mainly goes after children, whom he enjoys kidnapping and eating. So, not exactly the world’s nicest clown. The story centers on Bill Denbrough and his group of friends, known as the Losers’ Club. Bill’s little brother, Georgie, goes missing at the beginning of the film, and Bill becomes determined to find him, which eventually leads the Losers to their many encounters with Pennywise. I am sure not all clowns are evil, but

Pennywise is definitely not going to help people believe otherwise. Bill Skarsgard gives an appropriately creepy and memorable performance as Pennywise. He lures children in with the promise of peanuts and popcorn from the circus, then proceeds to use his disturbing, otherworldly teeth to eat them for dinner. He appears to each of the Losers as their greatest fear throughout the movie. Eventually, the Losers discover where Pennywise lives and decide to pay him a visit and hopefully discover what happened to Georgie in the process. The movie does a great job of capturing the essence of childhood through the Losers. “It” works as both a creepy horror film and a comingof-age flick, thanks to the focus on the young characters dealing with issues of growing up and also the issue of having a child-eating, centuriesold clown trying to kill you. You know, normal elements of childhood. All of the Losers give great performances, which really help bring the story to life, and the film captures the youthful banter of childhood as only the best movies can. If you look beyond the horrors of Pennywise, the movie is about a boy trying to find his lost little brother. That is the emotional core that drives the film, and the result is a movie full of horrific clown killings that’s also full of heart. “It” should satisfy horror movie fans, as well as Stephen King fans and moviegoers who enjoy coming-of-age movies. It may be about kids, but

still, leave the little kids at home if you take a trip to the theater to see this one. The most popularity King’s novel has exprienced in a screen adaptation was with an “It” TV miniseries in 1990, so with this new remake director Andy Muschietti appropriately updates both Pennywise and the Losers’ Club for the 21st century — inspiring a whole new generation of people to be terrified of clowns, if they were not already. In today’s market full of average-at-best horror movies, it takes something extra to stand out among the rest, but “It” finds a way to do so. The movie starts out with an opening scene so gruesome and horrifying that it will most certainly shock almost every viewer, letting them know what they are getting themselves into. However, this is the most gruesome part of the film, so if you can make it about 10 minutes in, then you should be fine for the rest of its 135-minute runtime. “It” is probably one of the best horror movies to come out in quite some time, so horror fans should really be jumping for joy. In a world full of scary movies about haunted houses and possessed dolls, we needed a reminder of how much we all hate clowns, and “It” will most certainly give us that reminder, even if we have to sleep with the lights on for a few nights after seeing it.

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Wildcats look to bounce back Friday After a disappointing offensive outing, the Arizona football team travels to El Paso for a rare weekday matchup with the Miners BY NATHAN SKINNER @CaneDude08

Sean Kugler’s return to his alma mater has gone from a dream come true to an endless nightmare. The University of Texas at El Paso has reached one bowl game during his four-year tenure and is projected to spend the postseason at home yet again. Kugler’s 18-33 record has Kugler squarely on the hot seat, and it doesn’t appear his team will be competitive in an improved Conference USA. The Miners have struggled in the early going, losing to Oklahoma and Rice. In both losses, UTEP was dominated at the line of scrimmage and was unable to overcome early deficits. Friday’s game represents an opportunity for the Miners to collect a significant victory and save what is quickly becoming a disastrous season. UTEP’s offense is ranked near the bottom in most statistical categories. Quarterback Ryan Metz is one of the least efficient quarterbacks in the nation, as evidenced by his 54.9 completion percentage. Metz is mobile and can throw on the run, but he occasionally makes questionable decisions. His passcatchers aren’t gamebreakers; leading receiver Kavika Johnson has caught six passes in two games. The passing game has struggled throughout the early going, forcing offensive coordinator Brent Pease to rely on an underrated run game. Tailbacks Kevin Dove and Walter Dawn are a potent combo. Dove is a prototypical powerback, weighing at 250 pounds. Dawn is the lightning to Dove’s thunder; he is dangerous in the open field. Both backs run behind an offensive line. Guard, Will Hernandez, was a Third-Team All-American last year and is the focal point. The senior plodder is UTEP’s best player and has drawn rave reviews from NFL scouts. Hernandez is joined by athletic center Derron Gatewood and mauler Derek Elmendorff. The Miners’ defense is an experienced group with seven returning starters. Despite having a surplus of long-time contributors, breakdowns have been a frequent problem this season. Tackling has been


ARIZONA PLAYERS WATCH THE field from the bench during the UA-USC game on Nov. 7, 2016 at LA Memorial Coliseum.

sloppy, and as a result, UTEP is one of the least-successful defenses in the country. Linebackers Alvin Jones and Dante Lovilotte are two names to watch. Jones and Lovilotte are physical backers that run to the ball. They were the top two tacklers in 2016 and have gotten off to a hot start this year. While the linebacker corps is a strength, the defensive front is a glaring weakness. Mike Sota is the lone returning starter and he has been unable to create a pass rush. That lack of pressure has led to UTEP allowing 303 passing yards per game this year. The Miners aren’t much better on the ground, and that is because of their undersized defensive front. In the secondary, Nik Needham leads what is a physical group. Needham recorded a team-high 11 pass breakups last year. Safety Devin Cockrell made 58 tackles last season but can be a bit slow in coverage.


ARIZONA PLAYERS RUN OUT before the start of the UA-Houston football game Saturday, Sept. 9 at Arizona Stadium.

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ARIZONA LINEBACKER TONY FIELDS II attempts to take down a Houston player headed for the endzone on Sept. 9 at Arizona Stadium.

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Arizona had the ball at the Houston Cougars 32-yard line and were down by 3 points with just under four minutes remaining in the game. The Wildcats were in position to either tie the game or take the lead, until they weren’t. Khalil Tate threw a costly interception on a slant route and Houston took over. The Wildcats got another crack with two minutes to go, but four straight unsuccessful plays led to a turnover on downs, and the Cougars proceeded to run the clock down to triple zeros. Just like that, the thoughts of Arizona pulling out a come-from-behind victory were erased as Houston won its first game of the 2017 season by a final score of 19-16. The victory also marked Houston head coach Major Applewhite’s first victory as a college football head coach. Here are some other notables from Arizona’s loss to Houston: Quarterback Carousel Brandon Dawkins started the game for the Wildcats, but his performance left a lot to be desired. The redshirt junior completed 17 of his 29 passes (59 percent), but Dawkins missed routine throws at critical points in the game, including a potential touchdown. On a third and goal from the Cougar’s four-yard line with 1:53 left in the third quarter, Dawkins sent an erratic throw over the head of a wide-open Tony Ellison in the end zone. Instead of a touchdown, the Wildcats settled for a field goal. It didn’t help that Dawkins also coughed up the football twice, one of which led to a safety. Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez shuffled quarterbacks starting in the late stages of the third quarter as sophomore Khalil Tate entered the game for Arizona, down by 6 points. Tate initially sparked the offense into gear and

led the team down for a quick field goal. But later, Tate forced a pass that was picked off in the game’s final minutes. When Arizona got the ball back with 2:16 to go, Dawkins was sent back out and faced a series of boos from Wildcat fans after the offense went four and out. Defense Steps Up Arizona might have lost, but the defense deserves credit for keeping the game competitive. On the second drive of the game, Cougars quarterback Kyle Allen marched Houston right down the field, deep into Wildcat territory. But the UA defense came up with a goal line stop to force a Cougar field goal. That proved to be the tone-setter for the Wildcats as they held the Houston team that averaged over 35 points per game in 2016 to just 19 points on Saturday. It’s the fewest points Marcel Yates’ unit has allowed since the 2016 season opener against BYU (18). The defense allowed just 383 yards of total offense and even came away with two interceptions. “The defense gave the offense a lot of opportunities to win the game, and the offense didn’t execute well enough,” Rodriguez said. “Heat of the Moment” A Significant Victory After dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey for the last two weeks, Applewhite knows his first win as a head coach extends beyond the gridiron. “It was a great win for our program, a great win for our players and a great win for our city,” Applewhite said. “I’m proud of our players because they’ve been through a lot.” What’s Next? Arizona will have a short week of preparation as they get set to take on UTEP in El Paso, Texas, Friday night.

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ARIZONA FORWARD ORION OLSEN (14) stands on the ice at the Tucson Convention Center Dec. 3, 2015. The Icecats earned a key win over Midland University last weekend, and Olsen was named captain for the 2017-18 season.

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Senior Orion Olsen, as reported by UA Wildcat Hockey, has been named captain for the 2017-18 season. This is his third year with a letter on his sweater; after serving his sophomore and junior year as an alternate, he will lead the Wildcats as captain. The announcement came from head coach Chad Berman after a training session, which also came as a bit of a shock. “I was more focused on ... the season getting going ...,” Olsen said, “I didn’t put too much thought into it beforehand, so it was a pleasant surprise.” Olsen will be succeeding Dylan Carter, one of six seniors who graduated and/ or used up their four years of eligibility after last season. After losing a good chunk of the leadership group when the seniors left, Olsen was an easy choice for captain due to the amount of experience he already has under his belt, something he doesn’t take lightly. “It’s definitely a big responsibility; you’re basically representing the team as a whole,” Olsen said. While representing the team, he is also going to have to lead what is going to be a very young team, compared to last year’s roster. Olsen said he leads by example and is the kind of guy who believes in letting his work ethic, inclusiveness and leadership qualities take over. His belief could wind up being

just what the young team needs. “Getting those guys comfortable and ... a part of the boys is necessary to get going right away,” Olsen said. The stakes will be high for Olsen and the Wildcats as they head into the season after narrowly missing the National Tournament last year. An expectation held by Olsen himself is that they make it to the tournament and, according to him, do some damage. As a senior who has been playing hockey his whole life, he said he wants to make it all the way and expects nothing less in his estimation. The Wildcats will kick off their season at home at the Tucson Convention Center against Grand Canyon University on Sept. 29; that will be followed the next night with what will likely be a intense affair against rival ASU.

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Arizona volleyball will be back in action this weekend in McKale Center hosting the Wildcat Classic after cancellation of the FSU/FAMU Classic in Tallahassee, Florida, due to Hurricane Irma. The Wildcats will be welcoming William and Mary, New Mexico State and Illinois State to Tucson. Serving up the ball first in the Wildcat Classic will be a matchup between New Mexico State and Illinois State on Friday, Sept. 15. The Wildcats will then follow with a match against the William and Mary Tribe. William and Mary enters McKale Center on a four-match losing streak and with a record of 2-8. For the Tribe, senior outside hitter Sydney Biniak leads the way with 150 kills to go along with 164.5 points. Biniak will be a key to success for W&M this weekend and a threat to Arizona junior outside hitter Kendra Dahlke, who has posted 57 kills overall. New Mexico State comes to town riding a four-match winning streak, sitting at a 6-3 record. Of their nine matches so far this season, only one loss came along the road for the Aggies, losing to Notre Dame back in August. Junior setter Briana Ainsworth comes into the matches averaging 6.38 assists per set, with 204 overall.

started. It will be a good test and get us ready for the conference the following Thursday against ASU.” Illinois State has a Tucson native on their squad, junior setter Jordan Weatherless, who attended Ironwood Ridge High School. Freshman setter Stef Jankiewicz will be a key player for the Redbirds, having posted 359 total assists. For the Wildcats, they will look to build upon a successful set of matches two weeks ago, when they came out of the Cactus Classic with two wins out of three matches. Sophomore setter Julia Patterson is up to 230 assists, while Dahlke leads the team with 66 points. Not far behind Dahlke is freshman outside hitter Paige Whipple, who sits at 55.5 points to go along with 46 kills. “We have so many things to work on because we are such a young group,” Rubio said. “I have been really pleased with practice and happy the players are applying themselves. The thing we need to be better at is paying attention to detail in practice, which leads to inconsistencies. I think we are working on the right things.” Arizona starts the weekend off on Friday, Sept. 15, taking on William and Mary at 12:30 p.m. followed by a matchup against the Aggies at 7 p.m. The Wildcats will wrap up the Wildcat Classic on Saturday, Sept. 16, against Illinois State at 1 p.m.

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Whipple setting up for success at Arizona BY SYRENA TRACY @syrena_tracy

Arizona volleyball is in full swing, and so is freshman outside hitter Paige Whipple. Whipple didn’t have high expectations coming to Arizona but found herself starting on the court for the Wildcats. Growing up in Salem, Oregon, Whipple had her mind set on being a soccer player until her mother Taffy Whipple, who played volleyball at Western Oregon, suggested that her daughter try hitting the ball with her hands rather than her feet. “I was a soccer player and didn’t really want to try volleyball, and then finally my mom convinced me to try it and I immediately fell in love with the game,” Whipple said. “I quit soccer and have played volleyball ever since.” Whipple attended West Salem high school and explored basketball, softball and volleyball, but when her senior year came around, she turned all her focus to volleyball. “My senior year, I knew volleyball was my future,” Whipple said. “I needed to focus on training and doing whatever I can to prepare myself for the next level.” Whipple progressed into a star player and currently holds her high school’s record for career kills, including posting 530 kills her senior year. Whipple was ranked the No. 27 recruit nationally by “It was really exciting,” Whipple said. “I heard about it and wondered if I was even in the running for that. When the numbers started coming out and got down to the 50s, I started questioning if I was even in this, but then to come out as No. 27 was really exciting and opened my eyes that people know who I am [and] the hard work that I’ve done.“ When Whipple started looking at colleges, she knew she wanted to play for a Pac-12 Conference team. Growing up in Oregon, attending Oregon State games, she was already familiar with the conference. College offers started to pour in for Whipple, including Oregon


UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA’S OUTSIDE hitter Paige Whipple spikes during the UA-Grand Canyon University match on Sept. 1

State, Washington, Utah, Cal, USF, Eastern Washington, Portland, Portland State, UCF and the University of Arizona. Arizona was on the bottom of Whipple’s list, but during her sophomore year of high school, head coach Dave Rubio started to show a lot of interest in her skills. Whipple visited the UA, and immediately knew that was where she was meant to be. Throughout her junior and senior year, Rubio would come watch her play to give advice on what to practice and focus on. Coming to Arizona and starting practices, Rubio has helped Whipple grow by breaking down fundamentals and encouraging her to do her best. “I feel very fortunate to have a player of Paige’s skill, aptitude and ability at such a young age,” Rubio said. “She has been

terrific and everything that we but said she knew if she came in thought she would be, and has and worked hard she would have met all of our the chance to expectations.” contribute right While being I feel very away. a Wildcat, “It is really fortunate to have a Whipple has cool to have player of Paige’s Kendra to already made skill, aptitude and look up to as her mark with posting a total ability at such a young a role model of 46 kills in six age. he has been terrific and strive to games, along like her,” and everything that we be with scoring Whipple said. thought she would be “She has had a 55.5 points. and has met all of our lot of success She is not far behind junior expectations. in the program, outside hitter and I hope to Kendra Dahlke, —Dave Rubio, follow in her who has posted volleyball head coach footsteps.” 57 kills scoring This year, the 66 points. UA volleyball Coming team has many to Arizona, young players Whipple had no expectations that that will have to work and stay be she would play her freshman year, consistent to make it to the NCAA

Tournament. “We have a lot of potential in store, and I think it would be really exciting to see our team go to the playoffs and maybe even win the conference,” Whipple said. “I think we have a good chance of doing that with the group that we have.” Whipple is still undecided in her major at the UA, but she is looking at getting involved with special education because she enjoys working with special needs kids. Whipple has ferequently found herself helping out with DLC program in high school and has always had a passion to help. Whipple will be playing this weekend in McKale Center as Arizona hosts the Wildcat Classic. The ‘Cats will take on the William and Mary Tribe Friday, Sept. 15, at 12:30 p.m.

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Stoian continues to solidify legacy at Arizona


ARIZONA MIDFIELDER GABI STOIAN (9) sidesteps California midfielder Kelly Fitzgerald (16) on Murphey Field at Mulcahy Soccer Stadium on Oct. 30, 2016.

BY MAX COHEN @maxcohen_dw

Arizona soccer senior midfielder Gabi Stoian’s impact on the field is immeasurable. Stoian is recognized for her goal-scoring and chance-creating abilities. Her on-field aptitude will be a loss for Arizona after she graduates in Spring 2018. There are no measurements for Stoian’s impact on the Wildcats, especially when it comes to off the field. Stoian has been a leader on every team she’s played on, including Sereno S.C., her club team in Phoenix. She was appreciated by Sereno not only for her on-field skill, but also as a person. The Sereno ECNL (Elite Championship National League, the highest level of club soccer in America) Twitter page tweeted happy birthday to Stoian, referencing that she was a leader in her community by setting a great example of all the Sereno ECNL players.

Stoian left behind a legacy at Sereno and will most likely do the same at Arizona. Despite the fact Stoian played her last game for the club over two years ago, she is periodically seen on the sideline of Sereno games. At the age of 14, Stoian opened up her exposure to scouts after playing in a premier club soccer league for Sereno. This exposure led her to be selected to play for the U.S. U15 National Team. Stoian is looked at in a similar way by her former school, Pinnacle High School. She only played soccer at Pinnacle for her senior year, but in her one year, she led her team to the school’s second state championship, scoring 24 goals in 26 games, along with 9 assists. She was named the 2014 Gatorade female player of the year in Arizona. Stoian regularly returns to Pinnacle and helps with their training during winter break after the collegiate season at Arizona has ended. Pinnacle assistant coach Joe Kiefer, who joined the program the year after Stoian

graduated, sees a strong legacy that the Arizona midfielder left behind. “Even the players that didn’t play with her, or know her, know of her,” Kiefer said. “They appreciate when she comes back and meets the players and is there for some of the training. [The girls] take pride in having her as a representative of Pinnacle High School with all she did as an athlete and a student.” The Phoenix native took college soccer by storm. As a freshman, Stoian scored 13 goals, the second highest in UA history, and tallied 7 assists in 21 games. She also achieved the rare feat of a hat trick, scoring three goals in one game against the Nevada Wolfpack. Stoian was named to the All Pac-12 Second Team as a freshman and won Offensive Player of the Week once during her time as a Wildcat. As a sophomore, she only scored six goals, but her work off the ball earned her All Pac-12 First Team honors.

Matt Smith, head coach of Corona Del Sol High School who faced off against Stoian during her senior year in Phoenix, explained in an interview with USA Today after she won the Gatorade Player of the Year award that Stoian makes everyone else around her better. As a sophmore, Stoian also helped lead her team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Stoian is coming off a down season after such high expectations following the team’s deep tournament run in 2015. She has still scored six goals, moving her to third place all time at Arizona. The star midfielder looks to set the school record in career goals, assists, points and shots. Stoian will be in the top 10 in career games if she plays every game remaining on the season, plus one postseason game. Although her name at the top of the record books would be an accomplishment, Stoian she is looking to make the same impact at Arizona that she did at Sereno and Pinnacle.


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