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Tuition increases violate spirit of Arizona Constitution BY DAILY WILDCAT OPINIONS BOARD @DailyWildcat


ducation is the great equalizer, allowing almost anyone to change their station in life by giving them the knowledge and skills to be successful. The founders of the state recognized how transformative going to a college or university can be, and they enshrined in the Arizona constitution that education be as close to free as possible. Fast forward 100 years and tuition at the three state universities is thousands of dollars each term, with many students making difficult choices in order to attend school, whether it’s working long hours between classes or taking out loans. The problem is only getting worse, with the Arizona Board of Regents recently announcing it will be increasing tuition by another 2 percent for incoming freshmen next fall. Students shouldn’t be forced to take on a mountain of debt in order to attain a proper education. The state universities, as well as community colleges, should be expected to explain how the cost of instructing students has increased by more than 300 percent since 2002, since that’s roughly how much tuition has ballooned during that time frame. If these institutions are unable to justify the amount students are forced to shell out in exchange for a chance to be competitive

in the job market, then the schools should be compelled to start lowering tuition costs to match the true value of the education being provided. This is a bandage on a larger problem. Studies show that the amount of student debt in the U.S. is well over $1 trillion, which will only continue to increase as tuitions rise all across the country. A handful of other developed countries provide college to citizens for free or nearly free, paid for by taxpayers who have decided to bear the extra cost in exchange for the recipients’ ability to pursue their dreams without placing a financial anchor

in the short term, to begin tackling the soaring tuition and student debt rates that are eating into the spending power of people trying to invest in their own futures. The legislature has dramatically cut the amount of funding allocated to the state universities, with spending per student being slashed from more than $9,000 per student in 2008 to about $4,000 now, according to budget analysis. Instead of blissfully carrying on the entrenched mindset of raising tuition each and every year, college officials and student leaders should be fighting for these costs to be lowered, using their

Now is the time for the government ... to start reinvesting in the long-neglected education system of this country.”

around their necks. Now is the time for the government, whether it’s local officials or the president and Congress, to start reinvesting in the long-neglected education system of this country. However, the federal government looks unlikely to help the states on this issue anytime soon, with the current administration more interested in tax cuts and military spending over investing in the youth of the world. That means it’s up to the states, at least

voices and organizing abilities to lead protests or hold information sessions to convey how serious of an issue the skyrocketing costs of higher education really are. Governor Doug Ducey and other state leaders have been trying to figure out ways to make the state more attractive for businesses. One obvious way would be to lower the cost of education in the state, which would allow companies to train and maintain a skilled work force with less overhead costs.

Numerous studies have shown that investment in education yields a high rate of return, with the amount of money fed back into the local economy almost always being at least double or triple the spending rate. In other words, for every dollar put toward education, several dollars will end up going back in to the economy through increased spending and purchasing power. If students continue to be saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in debt, with payments often due just months after graduation, the economy, as well as the personal prospects of individuals, will only suffer further. Only by making a significant shift, not only in funding but in the mindset of what an affordable education truly looks like, can we as a society begin to prioritize what matters in a way that makes getting a degree an attainable goal for everyone. Otherwise, students will continue to be saddled with mountains of debt, much to the chagrin of the founders of this state.

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UA tuition to rise nearly 2 percent The governing body for the state’s public universities voted to raise tuition at all three institutions. With both in- and out-of-state tuition on the rise, where will the money go? BY JORDAN WILLIAMS @JordanNichelleW

The Arizona Board of Regents approved a 2-percent increase in base tuition on Thursday, April 5, with no change in mandatory fees for the University of Arizona for the 2018–2019 school year. The increase — the lowest in five years — will not apply to continuing undergraduate students whose base tuition and mandatory fees rate were automatically locked in their freshman year through UA’s Guaranteed Tuition Program. Incoming in-state freshmen at UA’s main campus will pay $219 more than the current resident rate, and out-ofstate students will pay $688 more than the current nonresident rate. These rates will be guaranteed to them for eight consecutive semesters. Continuing undergraduate students without guaranteed tuition at UA’s main campus will pay $207 more if they are residents and $623 more if they are not residents. All graduate students will see an increase in base tuition of no more than 2 percent, depending on residency status and which campus they will be attending. Graduate students that are residents and attending UA’s main campus will pay $232 more than the current rate. New non-resident students will pay $631 more. Resident graduate students at UA South will pay $225 more than the current rate, while non-residents will pay $631 more. The increases will help provide child care vouchers for students with children, as well as raises in salary for faculty, according to the regents. “We have been transparent. These funds will be able to permit us, for the first time, to provide annual, meritbased increases for faculty,” said UA President Dr. Robert Robbins. Thursday’s vote was the final step in the regents’ tuition-and-fee-setting process, which began when tuition proposals were released on March 16. The regents then hosted a statewide hearing on Tuesday, March 27, where the public was allowed to speak on the tuition proposals. “We had a terrific representation from our student government leaders. They had a lot of thoughts about our plans,” said Regents President Eileen Klein. For Klein, the most important part of the tuition process was listening to students.


THE ARIZONA BOARD OF Regents meet on Feb. 2 in Phoenix. On Thurday, April 5, the regents voted to approve a nearly 2-percent increase in tuition for incoming students.

The regents also approved six new program fees across four colleges, as well as a new $15 fee for the Office of the Registrar to cover some of the production costs of degree certificates for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Other benefits of the tuition increase include plans to hire more counselors for UA Counseling and Psych Services, as well as hiring more financial aid counselors. “[This is] to help them [students] work through the oftentimes stressful process of securing financial aid services,” Robbins said. For Arizona’s public university system, the regents aimed to keep the rate of increase in tuition as low as possible. “Over the past five years, we have greatly stabilized tuition — DR. ROBERT ROBBINS, UA PRESIDENT increases; we have actually slowed the rate of tuition increase considerably,” Klein said. “If we keep an eye on our students and what they need, With state support for Arizona’s public universities of Medicine’s program fee, which ranged from $9,622 for we’re going to ultimately be the most competitive group of decreasing, Shoopman is proud of how the university resident students to $10,583 for non-resident students, so the bunch,” Klein said. presidents operate their schools. that a new differential tuition rate can be established. Each university president then held a workshop on their “Our university presidents do more with less, and it’s Online students will pay $10 more per credit, which will proposals with the regents on Thursday, March 29. by intent,” Shoopman said, “but never at the sacrifice of be the first time tuition for UA Online has increased since “This special meeting gave regents the special quality.” it began in 2015.

opportunity for the presidents to take a deeper dive into their proposals,” said Regent Ron Shoopman. College- and program-specific fees are also on the rise. On Thursday, the regents also set differential tuition and fees for specific colleges and programs. For example, students attending the College of Medicine - Tucson will see the highest increase in tuition, 2.9 percent, or $924 for resident students and $1,580 for non-resident students. The regents approved the elimination of the College

These funds will be able to permit us, for the first time, to provide annual, meritbased increases for faculty.”

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Miller could lose $1 million The Arizona Board of Regents voted to add a provision to claw back nearly $1 million in stock; The board also moved to consolidate its policies concerning proposed coaches contracts BY EDDIE CELAYA @reporterEddie

The Arizona Board of Regents voted on a measure Friday that could punish basketball head coach Sean Miller to the tune of $1 million, taken from a longevity fund, if he is found to have violated major NCAA rules or is indicted on criminal charges. Miller stands to lose all of the $4.1 million longevity fund if he is fired with cause. The fund is tied to stock values belonging to Andeavor Logistics LP, a publicly traded energy and logistics corporation. As of Thursday, April 5, shares of Andeavor stock were trading for $45.88 on the New York Stock Exchange. Up until the publishing of the regents’ April board book, the name of the company attached to the longevity fund was unknown. Western Refining Logistics, the company the longevity fund was originally set up under, was acquired by Andeavor in October of 2017. Miller is currently vested in his shares but is not eligible to collect on the total amount until May 31, 2020, per his contract. Language was also updated to include new Title IX obligations regarding Miller’s status as a “responsible employee,” including “reporting requirements, cooperation with Title IX investigations and participation in Title IX trainings,” according to the regents’ board book. The changes to the contract come after a basketball season that saw Miller suspended for a game following an ESPN story accusing him of offering $100,000 to freshman center DeAndre Ayton. Miller has denied all wrongdoing. After the measure passed, UA President Dr. Robert Robbins spoke to the relationship between the university and Miller.


A DEJECTED SEAN MILLER looks out onto the crowd in Boise, Idaho after a blowout loss to Buffalo in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 15.

“We’ll only know the end of this when all these investigations are over,” Robbins said. “This is a firm commitment on both our part and coach’s part that we’re supporting him.” According to UA Athletics Director Dave Heeke, Miller was supportive of the contractual change. “Sean was supportive of putting a hard marker on the table, saying ‘I’m willing to stand behind this,’” Heeke said. “This was moving forward together as partners and representing our university and our basketball program.” Board consolidates coaches’ contract policies On Thursday, April 5, the board approved a measure consolidating its policies for negotiating coaches’ contracts. While all other items on the consent agenda were passed without discussion, the proposed contract revisions were singled out. The revised policy change focused on when, and under what circumstances, the regents should be alerted to the potential hiring of a new coach or extension of a current coach’s contract at any of the three state universities for football, basketball and baseball. “We have felt a bit behind the eight ball,” said Regent Lyndel Manson. “Terms are agreed upon before we see the contracts; we need to be involved, especially with the high profile of athletics; we need to get ahead of that curve and put in place procedures and policies that protect the universities and students.” The three university presidents offered some push-back. Arizona State University President Michael Crow was particularly vocal in his dissent, noting the fast-moving nature of contract negotiations. “This is all good ... but terms and conditions of interactions are set by the nature of the battlefields,” Crow said. “We have hours to find, negotiate and offer contracts to prospective coaches and athletic directors.” After discussion wrapped, the regents voted to approve the measure, with the caveat of adding guidelines to direct the policy.


HEAD FOOTBALL COACH KEVIN Sumlin claps his hands together as he watches the spring scrimmage on Saturday, April 7.

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‘I Will Week’ promotes change in campus culture BY JORDAN WILLIAMS @JordanNichelleW

From April 2 to April 6, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona hosted ‘I Will Week’ to bring awareness of sexual assault to campus. The campaign began two years ago when ASUA President Matt Lubisich saw something similar at the University of Michigan and wanted to bring it to the UA. “We wanted to do a weeklong worth of events, bring in a keynote speaker, have students sign a pledge, pass out T-shirts, all that stuff,” Lubisich said. “And [we wanted to] kind of do something that’s more university-centered, more student-centered.” Now in its third year, this year’s week followed the same model, with different events from the April 2 through April 5, such as ‘Never Passover Consent,’ ‘Sip N’ Bitch: A Space for Survivors,’ and ‘Law & Rape Culture.’ The events covered topics such as consent, rape culture and a space for sexual assault survivors to speak. There was also a resource fair on the UA Mall all week with booths aimed to educate students on certain terms that they hear of, but perhaps don’t understand. “A lot of students on campus, especially with first-year students on campus, you hear these words,” said incoming ASUA President Natalynn Masters. “You hear ‘sexual assault,’ you hear ‘rape culture,’



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‘consent,’ and it’s all these different words that we throw around, but they don’t know the actual definitions of them.” On Friday, April 6, YouTube personality and transgender activist Kat Blaque served as the keynote speaker. However, the campaign has already become larger than one week. Masters, stepping into the role of ASUA president next year, hopes to continue expanding the campaign. “As we start expanding, it starts to seep into more of the university, and it begins to become a culture,” Masters said. As an ASUA at-large senator, Kate Rosenstengel played a large part in planning this years’ ‘I Will Week.’ Rosenstengel will serve as administrative vice president of ASUA next year, and she wants to make sure the campaign has the resources to keep going. “I think this is one of the most important things we put on,” Rosenstengel said. “Especially this year, being on the forefront [of ] planning and seeing all that goes into it, making sure that no matter what I’m always fighting for I Will Week, I’m always making it happen.” This year, the campaign also got a boost of administrative support in the form of UA President Dr. Robert Robbins, who lent his marketing team to the campaign to make a series of videos about ‘I Will Week.’ The campaign was a source of pride for Robbins, so much so that he bragged about the student-led effort to the Arizona

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KAT BLAQUE, TRANSGENDER RIGHTS activist and blogger, shares her personal story and struggles with sexual violence during “True Tea Live” on Friday, April 6 at the Integrated Learning Center. The event was one of several hosted by the ASUA during its annual I Will campaign.

Board of Regents when they were on campus on Thursday, April 5. “As we’re going through a review of our Title IX issues and how we’re dealing with sexual assault on our campus, I’m incredibly proud of the great work that our students are doing to lead this effort,” Robbins said. For Lubisich, it was a “huge change of pace” from the past two years of the campaign. “We did this only from student capacity in the last

two year’s,” Lubisich said. “We had various administrators involved, but this wasn’t a topdown approach. This was very grassroots.” Lubisich will end his term as ASUA president this year. He wants people to know how important it is that I Will Week started as a student-run campaign. “The students have the power to drive institutional change,” Lubisich said. “Before we started this campaign, there wasn’t student involvement;

there wasn’t a lot of institutional backing.” Lubisich is also proud that the campaign started more conversations around sexual assault on campus. However, the campaign is only the beginning. “This is just a starting point for students to continue to grow,” Lubisich said. “So that after I graduate, then people like Natalynn can make it even better with an administration that’s willing to make it better and has the resources to do so.”





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Former Wildcat finds calling on Broadway UA alumnus and professional set designer has won three Tony Awards and credits alma mater for shaping his work ethic and career in show business BY RYANE MURRAY @DailyWildcat

Scott Pask, a University of Arizona alumnus, is a three-time Tony Award winning set designer currently working on the Broadway production of “Mean Girls.” Pask has worked on a total of 52 Broadway productions, such as “Book of Mormon” and “The Coast of Utopia.” Originally from Yuma, he graduated from the UA with a degree in architecture and began exploring the world of theatre during his time on campus. Pask is also a recipient of an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters, which he was awarded in 2014. “When I started exploring at the School of Theatre, Film Television, I took some classes and eventually became an assistant on a project for the head of the department and worked on the main stage production there of ‘Lemon Sky’ by Lanford Wilson,” Pask said. With his coursework and projects in architecture, Pask began to understand how people could create meaning from the construction of space. “I liked the idea behind the projects that I was working on,” he said. “It was about storytelling, and how people felt in those spaces became a really important thing to me. I started constructing ideas and narratives for some of my projects to infuse them with some meaning.” After graduating from the UA, Pask moved to New York where he created an independent film and was later accepted into the Yale School of Drama, where he received a master’s degree in design. “I just kind of went into it with the work ethic and vigor that was developed at the UA,” Pask said. “Everybody always joked about the architecture school. The lights were on at all hours, even on the weekend, and there we were, working. And we did because we loved it and the demand was high. That skill and work ethic translates really well to this business.” After graduating from Yale, Pask went on to work on some large scale Broadway productions and really began to make a name for himself within the industry. He recalls his first Broadway show, “Urinetown,” in 2001, which was postponed due to the 9/11 attacks in New York. “Our opening night was supposed to be September 12, 2001,” he said. “So it was postponed and we all thought theatre was over, but we rallied and opened not even a week later I think, and it was a huge hit. Amidst that devastation, I had my Broadway debut.” Pask said he couldn’t choose a favorite

show among the ones he’s worked on, and that he loves all of the work he’s been fortunate enough to produce. “It’s like choosing children, but there’s some that are very important to me,” he said. “‘Book of Mormon’ remains one of my most favorite shows, and I’m thrilled that it’s become such a global hit. There are other shows like ‘The Pillowman,’ which I started in London at the national theatre there and then did that on Broadway.” After just four years working on Broadway, Pask won his first Tony Award in 2005 with “The Pillowman,” and describes it as one of the most memorable moments of his life. “Winning a Tony Award is incredible, there’s just no way around it,” Pask said. “It’s a dream come true. I grew up in Yuma, where the idea of making a living in theatre is kind of a farreaching dream, so to be able to achieve that, to get into Yale, to live in New York and to be working at this level is pretty amazing.” That night, in Radio City Music Hall, surrounded by his family, Pask said he couldn’t believe it when he heard his name being called from the stage. “I remember the first time I won was kind of like an out-of-body experience,” he said. “My mother and stepfather were there, my brother was next to me — I’m a twin — and he just punched me in the arm because I sat there when they said my name, and I didn’t get up. So, he just looked at me and punched me and said, ‘You have to go!’” Through his work, Pask has been given the opportunity to work with some big names in the industry, including actors such as Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. “I do sets and costumes, so I’m there to help them feel the best they can feel on stage,” Pask said. “We all approach theatre in a similar way in that we love it. We all come to it with a sort of affection for the medium. In theatre, it’s a core team of collaborators so you really get to know them and respect each other.” Between Broadway seasons, Pask likes to take a break and visit the place where it all began: Tucson. He still owns a home in the foothills, and likes to come back every six weeks or so to unwind. With three Tony Awards and still a long career ahead of him, Pask said he is grateful for the opportunities he’s had and for the support that he’s received from his family, friends and colleagues. After “Mean Girls,” Pask will be working on the production of “A Band’s Visit,” a musical based on an Israeli film directed by Eran Kolirin. “I have to pinch myself every once in a while. I feel really lucky to be doing the work that I’m doing.”


TOP: Scott Pask is a UA alumnus, honorary doctorate holder and Tony Award-winning broadway set designer. BOTTOM: From the set of “Book of Mormon,” one of Scott Pask’s award-winning designs.

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Ashleigh Hughes’ midseason resurgence coming at the right time As a senior, Hughes is looked up to by her softball teammates to produce offense for a top-ranked team. She went through a slump, but is regaining her stride BY MAX COHEN @MaxCohen_DW



shleigh Hughes is the lone senior in the starting lineup for Arizona softball and a player who’s been in the program for four years. She’s a leader, and for the beginning of the season, she was the Wildcats’ leadoff hitter. After falling into a seemingly insurmountable slump, the ‘Cats are hoping Hughes is back to being a productive hitter at the top of the lineup. Hughes started the first few games of the season hitting over .300, but her production dropped off after that. Three consecutive 0-3 games dropped her batting average to .207. Hughes briefly returned to hitting above .300, but she went back under the mark after Arizona’s Feb. 24 game against the Oklahoma Sooners. The senior’s slump reached a new low after the Oklahoma game. Between Feb. 24 and March 25, Hughes went 5-28 in 10 games. She went hitless in half of the games during that stretch. As a result, she was dropped from the top of the order all the way down to the ninth spot in the lineup. Hughes seemed to be in the lineup simply because she was playing superb defense. Hughes made an error in the first game of the season, and that triggered a 23-game stretch without errors. However, Hughes’ offensive slump seemed to break when Arizona hosted Cal from March 29–31. Hughes entered the series on a three-game hitting streak, one shy of her season high. She was promoted to second in the batting order, and the confidence head coach Mike Candrea showed in Hughes certainly paid off. The first game against Cal on March 29 became her first multi-hit game since Feb. 23 against St. John’s. The senior was rewarded for that performance by hitting leadoff the following night, going 2-5, and she hit leadoff again in the third game of the series but went 0-4 in Arizona’s 7-3 series-sweeping win. The five hits Hughes compiled over the first two games of the series matched her total for the previous month. Against the Oregon Ducks in the team’s most recent series, Hughes had one of the better weekends at the plate for the ‘Cats. In a weekend where Arizona only put up two runs over a three-game series, Hughes had an efficient 3-9 effort at the dish. The last two series suggest Hughes is turning a corner in her season, leaving her slump in the dust. Hughes is a .310 career hitter and is hitting .278 this season, which is way below last year’s career high mark of .386. It will take a heroic effort to match last year’s average, but right now, Hughes’ resurgence is encouraging for an Arizona softball team that needs its best table-setter to be at her peak during conference play.

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Renewable energy needed in Arizona COLUMNIST ALEC SCOTT @DailyWildcat


rizona is attracting attention from all across the country with two new energy policy propositions coming to the voter’s ballot this November. Although normally a sticking point for more liberal or left-of-center regions, the Grand Canyon State has been chosen by environmentalists across the west as the next battleground over environmental policy. Very few issues have been so deeply politicized so quickly as environmentalism. In 1992, the Pew Research Center found that both Democrats and Republicans reported supporting protections for the environments at over 70 percent. But as the decade progressed and the two parties diverged on how best to protect the environment, as well as the livelihoods of citizens, that number began to tank for those right of center and rise for more liberal voters. Even in 2016, more than half of Republican voters were polled as supporting environmental protections, though most polling suggests that the greatest roadblock for bipartisan policies is potential job loss, according to Pew. In Arizona, fights over energy policy have led to two conflicting propositions to fight it out at the ballot box. The first of the two is the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative, an ambitious attempt to jump the state’s renewable energy production to 50 percent by 2030. This jump is especially massive when you consider that in 2017, only 800 thousand MWh (Megawatt hours) of the state’s total 8400 thousand MWh was renewable, a low 9.5 percent. Even more, back in 2006 the Arizona Corporation Commission required all utilities to organize a timetable to increase renewable energy production across the state to 15 percent by 2025, meaning that if this ballot initiative passes, utility companies would have to match a level that is more than three times higher than what was originally agreed upon. Why does this matter? Utility companies will be given only until 2030 to completely restructure and develop into renewables that are expensive and require heavy investment. That is only five more years

than the commission’s mandate, while the target is leagues ahead. Smaller companies are likely to be hurt the most, as the amount of capital needed to meet the standard is high. The ASU W.P. Carey School of Business released a study saying that the proposal is likely to decrease jobs in the state almost overnight, and hamper job growth over the next several decades, a stark rejection of the claim by supporters that energy investment is always associated with job growth. While on one hand energy diversification brings with it new companies and employment opportunities, a mandate requiring existing utility companies to either keep up with an arbitrarily high standard or go bust under financial penalties will only discourage job growth in the state. The Phoenix Business Journal reported that, “the study estimates the state would lose roughly 585,000 job years of employment between 2018 and 2060 if the initiative were to pass … a job year is equivalent to a full-time position over one year.” It’s a pretty surprising potential counterpoint to the initiative. On the other hand, a second initiative was just sponsored and encouraged by the Arizona Public Service Company. It matches the ambitious, 50 percent renewable energy production goal that was set by Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, but prohibits it from being enforced if it negatively affects the prices paid by consumers for energy. While the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona goes too far and runs the risk of putting companies out of business, this initiative does not go far enough. It declaws itself prematurely to avoid making any difference at all to either energy production or combating climate change. Even more, Governor Doug Ducey has already signed a state law that does not require utilities to produce more energy from renewable resources, implying that even if either initiative passes, Ducey will act only selectively. Neither of these ballot initiatives have what is necessary to productively encourage renewable energy in Arizona. Both of them run the risk of convincing voters that our present crisis is a choice between something that goes too far too fast, or something that does nothing at all. — Alec Scott is a sophomore studying political science and German studies who volunteered for the 2014 Ron Barber Congressional Campaign.

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Thrill seekers, rides not to miss BY ROCKY BAIER @RockyBaier

The stars of this years’ Spring Fling are the food, the carnival games, the performers and, of course, the rides. Below is a map of all the rides and where they’ll be located






Big Wheel is the fair’s Ferris wheel, shown in the long exposure picture above. It features two-seat “gondolas” that slowly rise up to give a view of the entire fairground and campus. Because all of the rides turn their lights on at night, the best time to ride this is when the sun goes down. However, this is when the line is at it’s longest. For the view, however, it’s worth it. This ride is good for fair-goers who are more squeamish about being turned upside-down or spun around at high speeds. It’s also an optimal spot for students out on a date as a romantic spot to talk — and perhaps share a kiss.


Mach One is daunting because of its sheer size. Stretching over 100 feet in the air, two riders sit back to back with two other riders on one side of the arm. When the arm spins, riders are flipped by the moving seats that turn upside-down over and over. When riders dismount at the bottom, other riders are waiting at the top. To get a view of campus, sit on the side closest to the line. To get a view of Tucson and the lit-up rides, sit on the side farthest from the line.

G-Force spins riders to the tune of pop music that blasts from speakers attached to the base of the ride. Riders sit in groups of four and, after they are strapped in, the floor of the ride descends to give room for riders’ legs to dangle. The ride spins and swings higher and higher until riders are swinging parallel to the ground. During peak-visitor hours, G-Force has extremely long lines. To ride this multiple times in a row, go during the day.

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Spring Fling’s marketing director ready to roll As Spring Fling’s marketing director, Josler Tudisco, is tasked with assembling vendors, wrangling food and drink booths and coordinating media outreach. In his second year on the job, Tudisco has assembled local and national brands to ensure this year’s Spring Fling is the best one yet BY IRELAND STEVENSON @irelandjsteve

This is Josler Tudisco’s second year as the director of marketing for the University of Arizona’s Spring Fling, which takes place on the UA Mall April 1315. Tudisco is a senior, double majoring in political science and psychology. He is also the president of Bobcat Senior Honorary on campus. The following interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Daily Wildcat: What is your job as director of marketing for Spring Fling? Josler Tudisco: So as marketing director, I work with a bunch of different vendors around Tucson to ensure that people know about Spring Fling. I work with the radio stations, mainly Cumulus Media and iHeartMedia, and Clear Channel Outdoor, a major billboard company in Tucson. This year I am working with NCM [National CineMedia], which is the company behind the pre-movie screenings like Noovie that you see before the previews at the movie theater, so I am also doing advertising through that. We have a spot right before the actual movie previews start, so we run our ad through there which is really cool. The ad pretty much runs through every theater in Tucson. The other part of my job is during the week of the event; I’m doing the media and press for Spring Fling. DW: What has your experience been like in this position for Spring Fling? JT: This is my second year as the marketing director.

DW: How did you get involved with Spring Fling and what made you want to get involved? JT: I am actually a Tucson local and I kind of grew up around here, so I have been coming to Spring Fling since I was a kid. When I was in middle school, my mom would drop me and my friends off, so we could just go run around and have a good time and then once we were in high school we’d come around for the concerts that are held that first Friday of the event. So, it’s just always been something I’ve done as being a Tucson local — it’s a part of growing up here. When I got on campus, I volunteered during my freshman and sophomore year, and it was really something that I was just doing on the side and the director of marketing from my sophomore year reached out to me saying that he thought I’d really enjoy the job, how he learned more in that position than his four years in the Eller marketing program, and that overall he thought I’d do a great job in the position. That encouraged me to apply and I did a lot of research on marketing skills before my interview and the rest is history, as they say. DW: What is the actual planning for Spring Fling throughout the year like? JT: Every director has their own specific stress times. Mine is primarily early on in the year because I have to get all the contracts in and all the advertisements made so once January and February roll around, all the different ads and marketing tools can run effortlessly, and the billboards can go up. So, essentially, my work starts immediately after the event for the next year. It’s a year-round job for me.


JOSLER TUDISCO LEFT IS the director of this year’s Spring Fling.

and groups. I have made many great relationships that are still building because of this job.

DW: What is your favorite memory from Spring Fling? JT: I have two. The first one is that I actually went on one of my first dates at Spring Fling, which is kind of funny. It didn’t work out, but that’s beside the question. But the second one is that it is one of the most unique experiences on this campus because it is so much work. Every single director does so much work it is insane, and there’s so much planning that goes into this event and we’re so stressed out about TUDISCO, SPRING FLING MARKETING DIRECTOR it but the second you get out onto the field, and you see one kid walk in smiling, it makes it all worth it. Seeing one kid smile makes all those sleepless nights and timeDW: How difficult is it to stay on top of this job and consuming work feel like nothing. Once everyone get everything ready in time for the event? is having fun, you realize how much you love it and JT: One of the best things about Tucson is that want to do it again. What I have also really loved everyone already knows about Spring Fling. As soon about Spring Fling is spending so much time with as I mention that I am working for Spring Fling, they my fellow directors, and kind of becoming a family. are more than willing to talk to me, so it really hasn’t They are the greatest people I’ve ever met. been all that difficult. And, with it being my second year, I have made connections with various vendors

Seeing one kid smile makes all those sleepless nights and time-consuming work feel like nothing.”


My first year was great but with the second year, you already know the ins and outs of everything. You know what you can and can’t do. Last year, I was trying not to step on anybody’s toes, but this year was more like, okay I know exactly what I want to do. It’s a very stressful job, but this year’s planning went smoother for me because I had last years’ experience to help me out.

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New year brings new marketing approaches BY ZACHARY OGDEN @PurplaPanda

This year, Spring Fling will feature games, over 35 rides and over 20 food booths. With approximately 30,000 people attending the event each year and different ticket options ranging in cost from $5 to $30, there is a lot of money that will be going around. So, what happens to all that money? Josler Tudisco, Spring Fling marketing director, said the money goes back to the organizations that help put the event on. Since Spring Fling has been back on campus for the last five years, clubs make three times more than they used to when it was located at Rillito Downs, on First Avenue. Last year’s net take was $78,000 distributed to all of the clubs. The event also features 20 original food booths, each run by a different club. This year, Tudisco said they have a lot of interesting food selections. The Muslim Student Association will be offering vegetarian options, as well as a gyro beef plate and a gyro chicken plate. The Nutritional Alliance will be serving

“banana Nicecream,” which is a healthy, dairy-free ice cream option, and the Aeronautics and Astronautics Club will serve meatball sub sandwiches. The overall budget for the event is $190,000 and is allocated between the eight event directors. Tudisco’s marketing department receives $30,000 of the budget. “We have a lot of really cool things coming up, especially on Friday, and I think all of us in the office are pretty excited about Quinn XCII — he’s our headliner,” Tudisco said. The bulk of the money goes to the field operations director, who will organize booking the mall, bringing in the rides and more. The event is sponsored by 15 organizations who help offset some nonoperational costs with food donations and shirts. Tudisco said they are expecting to do well this year with the implementation of new marketing strategies. He said Spring Fling is unique in the way that it attracts college students just by being conveniently located on campus.

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t large events, like Spring Fling, there is a lot of waste generated. But not all of it deserves a dead-end destiny in the landfill. Most of it could actually be diverted into compost or recycling. The only things that are true-blue garbage are usually straws (too small to recycle), utensils and Styrofoam. Most paper-based plates, as well as all of the food scraps and napkins that may come with them can be composted. Most of the plastic bottles, cups and cans at events are recyclable. The liquid contents within can also be composted. Even though most of us know that plastic water bottles could be, and should be, recycled does not necessarily mean they will be if some kind of trash patrol did not make sure it ended up in the recycling bin. That’s where the green-vested Zero Waste Team comes in, to literally do the dirty work for you and sort every piece of “trash” to make sure it enters the clearly marked bin it belongs in. You see them in the green vests, “guarding” the trash bins, just standing there, waiting for you to hand over the goods. The goods are your trash, by the way. The Green Vests, composed of myself and many other student volunteers, Students for Sustainability and Green Team members, just want to make sure it ends up in the right bin, that is all. Not so scary, yet a large majority of people seem to have an adverse, if not completely

apathetic, reaction to these helpful folks. Occasionally, they are going through one of the receptacles, picking a plastic fork out of the compost, or maybe pulling out a plastic water bottle from the trash. You might think, “Quick! There’s my chance! I’m just gonna toss the stuff in my hand in the closest bin and speed walk away and hope they don’t notice.” Sometimes you can even make it in the same bin they are sorting through. (Just ‘cause you can, doesn’t mean you should.) Nevertheless, it happens. Oh yeah, leftover ketchup from the french fry plate you just tossed splatters up and paints the arm of the sorter. Not gonna phase a Green Vest at this point, as we pull it out and put it in the compost bin in stride. But it would have been nicer if the trash tosser just took the initiative to do it the right way. I believe the will of the Green Vests is good and they don’t deserve to be unnecessarily splattered with ketchup or any other possible goop. At Spring Fling, they are volunteers doing their part to work toward a sustainable future out of the kindness of their hearts and love for the planet. The work is less than glamorous and largely unappreciated. Not that I’m calling for a Nobel Peace Prize for everyone in a green vest, but the least participants could do is help us by trying and letting the Green Vests guide them. In a perfect world, individuals could hold themselves socially accountable for disposing of their waste. The first step is recognizing the significance of doing so.

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Clubs apply for competitive booth spots BY MARQUIES WHITE @marquies_white

There are hundreds of clubs at the University of Arizona, so how are particular clubs chosen to receive booths at Spring Fling? They can’t all fit on the UA Mall. The Spring Fling and Associated Students of the University of Arizona departments select clubs to participate in Spring Fling based on their applications and a set of questions. “During the application, clubs fill out four different sections of questions, called the ‘all club questions,’ which they are graded on,” said Josler Tudisco, the Spring Fling marketing director. All clubs that are recognized by ASUA are sent an email about applications opening up. This year, 64 clubs sent in applications for Spring Fling. “The questions under the ‘all clubs’ questions section are pretty intuitive,” Tudisco said. “Most are along the lines of, ‘How often does your club meet?’ and ‘How many active members does your club have?’” While applications are accepted from all clubs, Tudisco said there is no guarantee a

club will be selected to a food booth. “After applying, the clubs can choose to apply for multiple or all opportunities that Spring Fling has to offer,” Tudisco said. “Like original food booth, commercial food booth, commercial game, field supervisors, security and parking and general operations.” The clubs are graded on their answers to the all club questions for specific involvement. “The clubs were then cut off based on their score, depending on which involvement they indicated,” Tudisco said. “For example, in the original food booths, there are 16 spots; the top 16 scoring clubs in that specific category would get their own original food booths.” The clubs were graded blindly by multiple individuals in the Spring Fling and ASUA departments. “[Spring Fling] is important because it’s unique and it’s for an amazing cause,” Tudisco said. “All the money we make from the carnival goes back to the clubs that put it on with us. Since it has been back on campus, the money that the clubs receive has tripled.” Tudisco shared the importance of Spring Fling for the UA. “Spring Fling is something that you can


A YOUNG CHILD LOOKS eagerly at the prizes at one of the booths during Spring Fling 2017.

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The students behind the booths UA clubs and organizations run the booths at Spring Fling, bringing games and activities to carnival-goers

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Spring Fling — a time of ring toss, Ferris wheels and the smell of funnel cake in the air — is also a time of hard work and determination for students working the event. Every year, different clubs run the game booths to raise money. Greek organizations, volunteers, cultural and professional clubs and sports teams all participate in running game booths at Spring Fling to raise money for clubs and philanthropies. The Arizona men’s club soccer team will be in charge of the Light Up Water booth in order to raise money to help with the program’s expenses. “As students of the university, it is our job to be active in the community because it gives us so much, like the opportunity to represent our school on the field,” said Kieran Quinn, president of the Arizona men’s club soccer. Sigma Alpha is another organization that will be working a booth at Spring Fling. The professional agriculture sorority will be fundraising for sisterhood and professional development events. “We have a commercial game booth called Bank Ball that is brand new, and we’re really excited to see how it works,” said Cierra Geyer, treasurer fundraising committee chair of Sigma Alpha. Other Greek organizations that will be working

game booths are Alpha Phi Gamma, the first UA Asian Greek sorority, running Basketball, and Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, running One Ball. Pre-Pharmacy, a professional club for students pursuing a career in pharmacy, will be running the Tub Game to raise money for club expenses.

Arizona, will be running High-Striker. Balloon 2 will be run by the Filipino American Student Association, which celebrates Philippine culture and aims to provide community service opportunities and new life experiences for club members. Flying Samaritans, a medical-based volunteer group that flies to Baja, Mexico every month to provide medical service for underprivileged communities will be running the Block Party booth at Spring Fling. “Spring Fling is our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year,” Crutcher said. “We are doing a booth to raise money to put on our monthly clinics in Agua Prieta, Mexico.” The other volunteer-based club working a booth at Spring Fling is Project Sunshine. The club will be working the Ring-A-Duck booth at the carnival. Project Sunshine’s mission is to bring enjoyment to children in medical clinics through arts and crafts, games and reading. By crafting, reading and doing activities, the club tries to lift the spirits of children, families and homeless people through donations. “Spring Fling is really making it possible for us to help out in these areas and grow as a club so we can provide even more outreach to those in need,” said club member Molly Jepson. Whether raising awareness about club events or providing fun activities for carnival-goers, 32 clubs will be represented at this year’s Spring Fling.

Spring Fling is our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year.” — MADISON CRUTCHER, COPRESIDENT OF FLYING SAMARITANS Gennifer Unell, a student in the College of Science, will be volunteering for the Pre-Pharmacy booth. She wants to support the booth because “it is a great way for aspiring pharmacy students to meet and learn more about the profession.” Other professional clubs running booths are the Mock Trial club, which will be running another game of Basketball, and the Pre-Veterinary club, running the Balloon 1 booth. Two cultural clubs will be running booths this year. The Vietnamese Student Association, a club dedicated to promoting Vietnamese culture at the University of

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QUINN XCII AT IRVING Plaza on Feb. 27, 2018.


CONCERT GOERS PUT UP their Wildcat signs during the ‘We The Kings’ concert at Spring Fling 2017 on the UA Mall on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Spring Fling artists taking the stage A look at the lineup to visit campus during Spring Fling. Performers include local and professional musical groups BY SARAH WORKMAN @sarahworkmannn

The University of Arizona will be hosting its 44th annual Spring Fling festival starting Friday, April 13 and running through Sunday, April 15. The event will feature artists such as Austin Kelly, Sophia Rankin and Quinn XCII. Marketing director for the event, Josler Tudisco, said that the concert will showcase student performers, as well as other musicians. The combination of student and professional performances is essential in the talent selection process, Tudisco said. “We have a budget for the event, so we look at the amount of money we have allotted for a performer and we try to find a performer who is going to excite the UA community as well as  JOSLER TUDISCO, the Tucson community,” Tudisco said. Some of the student performers that will be featured this year include, Black N Blue Crew and Amplified A Cappella. Another group that will be at the event will be the Saguaro Stompers, a local dance group. In years past, Tudisco said that many of the performers were artists who became popular years before the event, including one of last year’s performers, We the Kings. However, this year’s performer, Quinn XCII, gained his popularity much more recently, and is well-known in the UA community. “This year, we decided to turn over a new leaf, and we got pretty lucky with Quinn XCII

because he was just starting to get popular at that time,” Tudisco said. “I think it’s going to be a really good concert because a lot of people know who he is, especially around the UA.” Quinn XCII began his musical career as a rapper while attending school at Michigan State University. However, he is best known for his collaboration with Ayokay in “Kings of Summer,” which hit number one on the Global Viral Chart, according to an article by The KnockTurnal. “For all the performances we have, I think Quinn XCII is probably the one that everyone is most excited to see,” Tudisco said. The event is aimed at not only UA students, but Tucson families as well. As a Tucson native, Tudisco said that he had attended Spring Fling before he decided to attend UA. “I’m a Tucson local, so I remember going to these concerts when I was a kid in high school. It’s always been a lot of fun,” Tudisco said. “It really is just a part of growing up in MARKETING DIRECTOR the Old Pueblo.” Something that Tudisco believes makes the event special is that the carnival is a student-run event. The money raised at the event is also put back into activities and organizations that are beneficial to students. “All the money that we make goes back into the students,” Tudisco said. “Last year we raised $78,000 for clubs on campus through Spring Fling, which means a lot to our students and means a lot to our community as well.” The first day of the festival will kick off with performances from Austin Kelly at 5 p.m., followed by Blacklidge 17 at 5:30 p.m. and Quinn XCII at 7 p.m.

I remember going to these concerts when I was a kid in high school, it’s always been a lot of fun.”

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Family fun in store at Kids Korner


For families with children too short to ride carnival rides, Spring Fling’s Kids Korner provides a special space featuring games and activities perfect for the little ones. Located on the west side of Spring Fling near the entrance to the carnival, Kids Korner boasts a weekend schedule of different activities targeted toward ensuring all members of the family have a good time. “I think where Spring Fling differs from other carnivals is there’s a specific area where if you have younger children they can come and have fun while you all have fun together,” said Josler Tudisco, the Spring Fling marketing director. Kids Korner kicks off Saturday, April 14, with arts and crafts. Throughout the day, volunteers will lead children in bingo, story time and interactive sensory tables. “This year, what we were really trying to focus on was this sensory — a lot of sensory skills and creativity for the kids,” Tudisco said. “So there’s a lot of drawing, there’s face painting, bingo, that sort of thing.” Also notable are solar-powered race cars for children to play with. SolarCats, a club dedicated to promoting solar power at the University of Arizona, worked with Kids Korner to bring this environmentally aware activity to kids. On Sunday morning, the Cat in The Hat will make a special visit to Kids Korner. Sunday will also feature balloon artists, face painting and classic carnival games for kids to enjoy. The Tucson Children’s Museum will also be at Kids Korner for most of the day Sunday with their own special events for kids. “Sunday is typically our family-branded day,” Tudisco said. “So on Sunday we have a lot of families come out.” Kids Korner is run by over 40 volunteers who sign up and are then trained to work with children. “It is such a great vibe because everyone is just so happy to be there,” Tudisco said. “You’re working with kids. How can you be sad?” Parents stay with their children while their kids enjoy all Kids Korner has to offer. In the event a child is separated from their parents, volunteers are prepared to properly handle the situation. Families can also take advantage of the Family Resource Map available on the Spring Fling’s website. The map, put together by UA Life and Work Connections, highlights key areas that parents might need to use during the fair, such as family restrooms, changing stations and lactation spaces. Kids Korner provides a space for family members of all ages to come together and enjoy the carnival and spend time with each other. “The directors and I always talk … about how we put so much work into this Spring Fling,” Tudisco said. “The second you see a kid laughing, you’re like ‘OK, that’s why we did it.’”

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ou’re at Spring Fling and you’re about to get on the Zipper. You probably paid about $7 to ride this. You waited for the tickets, and now you’re waiting in line again. You can hear the screams of actual terror above you, but if anything, it makes you smile. After about 10 minutes, the couple in front of you boards the cross-linked cage. There aren’t any harnesses inside, the paint chips off the outside and you imagine that the ride creaks slightly. For only a second, images from the Ohio State Fair accident last year flash into your mind. It’s your turn to get in, so you step onto the platform and sit in the cage. You are joined by the stranger who was behind you, as your friends didn’t want to ride. The stranger is sweaty and smells like Vienna sausages. The door closes over you, and a metal bar locks you in. You begin to think this ride would have been praised in the Middle Ages as an excellent torture machine. You wonder why you got on the ride at all, logically. Why would you pay money for terrible experiences? In less than 20 seconds, you’ll feel like you are going to die. In two minutes, the funnel cake you just ate will be very angry with you. In about two hours, you will have only almost-won three carnival games, and you’ll be waving goodbye to your friends, left with a sore neck, lightheadedness and a stale taste of curly fries in your mouth.

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People try to rationalize carnivals in many ways. I don’t think most reasons make any sense. Some say fairs are actually healthy, that walking around for a day and going on rides gives us about the same workout as we’d get spending an hour and a half at the gym. Though, I think these people foolishly assume I’m not going to eat ice cream, a corn dog, a funnel cake and maybe a slice of pizza. Some say a carnival trip is great for our emotional and mental health, too. It relieves our stress and improves our mood. You know, that’s probably true.

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But I’ve heard running does the same thing, and it’s far less expensive. For added measure, you can even scream while doing it. Or some say you should go for the “high,” but I’m not even going to get into that one. Because we’re on a college campus, sometimes we think too much. Although we should think critically about many things in life, not everything deserves the scrutiny of economic rationality. We are happy doing unjustifiable things all the time, like spending two hours watching a terrible movie or


impulsively baking banana bread. Carnivals exist in this special category of things that we shouldn’t question. For some reason, the objectively terrible experiences at carnivals create some of our favorite memories. I urge you not to miss Spring Fling just because you start thinking about it too much. Carnivals don’t make any sense. But maybe they shouldn’t. — Toni Marcheva is a sophomore who enjoys digesting funnel cakes while spinning rapidly on carnival rides as much as the next person.

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Softball hosting UCLA in weekend series BY MAX COHEN @MaxCohen_DW

While Spring Fling may not have a fireworks display, one may very well be happening on campus in a different place. The No. 12 Arizona softball team is taking on No. 4 UCLA at Hillenbrand Stadium in a three-game series starting on Friday night. The ‘Cats have been known for their fireworks so far this season. Arizona is currently third in the country in home runs per game. The Wildcats are led by shortstop Jessie Harper and first baseman Alyssa Palomino. Harper has 12 long balls to her name, while Palomino has 11. Harper is tied for 19th nationally while Palomino is tied for 26th. Additionally, the ‘Cats have done a good job in the circle. Arizona is led by ace Taylor McQuillin, who has a 17-6 record with a 1.39 ERA and a .154 walks and hits per innings pitched ratio. She’ll start game one and game three of the series and be available to enter game two in relief. Game two will be started by Alyssa Denham, who has a 4-2 record with a 2.02 ERA and a .248 WHIP. The Wildcats will be looking to rebound at home against a tough conference foe

after they were swept by Oregon in Eugene and were outscored 23-2 over three games. However, Arizona is 16-1 this season under the lights in Tucson. The UCLA Bruins (34-3) may have other plans, though. The Bruins are fresh off their series win against Stanford and boast an impressive 9-3 record in the Pac-12. UCLA is led at the plate by freshman outfielder Jordan Aaliyah, who’s hitting .486 with seven home runs and 51 RBI. UCLA has three other batters hitting above .400. In fact, UCLA is leading the nation in team batting average, hitting .363 as a team. In the circle, UCLA is led by Rachel Garcia, who’s 11-1 with a 1.40 ERA in 80 innings pitched. However, for reference, Arizona ace McQuillin has thrown 145.2 innings this season. UCLA will also likely throw Holly Azevedo, who has a 12-0 record, a 1.83 ERA and has held opponents to just a .209 batting average in 68.2 innings. The first game of the series will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, just 30 minutes after Quin XCII’s set is supposed to begin at the main stage. Saturday’s game will be at 7 p.m., right as Sophia Rankin’s set begins and Sunday’s game will at 5 p.m., 15 minutes after the Saguaro Stompers’ set ends. You might even be able to catch a glimpse


ARIZONA’S SOFTBALL TEAM CELEBRATES at the game on Feb. 17, 2018.

of the game from the top of the Ferris wheel. And if you’re sick of funnel cake, check out

the Wildcat Grill at Hillenbrand Stadium for some ballpark food.

Men’s tennis entering biggest homestand of season BY DAVID SKINNER @daveyskins_


ARIZONA’S JONAS MAIER PREPARES for a serve on March 24 at the Lanelle Robson Tennis Center.

If you happen to stop by Spring Fling this weekend and glance across the University of Arizona Mall, you’ll find the Robson Tennis Center, where Arizona men’s tennis has two big-time matchups this weekend. The men’s tennis team is looking to finish off its successful season on a high note, but two giant and unavoidable tests lay in its path. National powerhouses USC and UCLA come to Tucson as the ‘Cats take on USC Friday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m, then it will line up against UCLA on Sunday, April 15, at noon. The 15-11 Wildcats have made strides this season under head coach Clancy Shields, establishing themselves as a program on the rise that just happens to play in the most grueling tennis conference in the land. Arizona, barring its five conference losses, would be sporting a 15-6 record, which is nothing to overlook as it has continued to battle even with only two seniors on the team, having to rely on youth and energy to make up the difference. If the Wildcats can eek out a win against either one of these programs, it could be considered one of the biggest wins in program history and may even set off waves in the

tennis community that the old guard isn’t what it used to be. The confidence Arizona would be able to take from it going into the penultimate final match against in-state rival Arizona State would be invaluable. As Arizona looks to establish itself as a regional power that can compete with the titans of the game, taking care of the foes in its backyard is most important, and this weekend’s matches against the two Los Angeles schools will be a brutal barometer for where the team currently is. As for those two seniors, Trent Botha and Shoti Meparidze, the work they both have put into this program is nothing short of exceptional and will be honored during their last weekend at Lanelle Robson as they pass the baton to their younger teammates. For their young teammates, this weekend is a great opportunity to measure their first- or second-year growth against elite competition going into the offseason. They look to continue to build on the foundation that has been slowly but surely laid down brick by brick by the players that have come before them. This weekend is an opportunity to honor these senior players and to get to know the players that will be coming back. So if you hear cheers coming from the tennis courts while walking around Spring Fling, the weekend duel is underway.

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Avoid detours, park faster


You’re sitting in your car for what feels like eternity, stuck behind traffic you predicted would be there. Up ahead you finally catch a glance — too late — of the closure signs, and you start looking for a way out without running anyone over. When you manage it out, you realize there are too many people, and you just can’t find a single good parking space. Frustrated, you consider missing the event altogether. Does this scene sound familiar? Event parking can be horrendous if you’re not prepared, and the annual Spring Fling at the University of Arizona is no exception. With all the excitement, carnival-goers should be aware of the road traffic changes and anticipate the many problems that could arise from them. “I would remind drivers and visitors to these events to drive with caution and care,” said Elisa Tapia, UA Parking and Transportation Services program coordinator. “Due to the Mall area being closed, we have detours for thousands of bike riders who ride safely on campus; so please share the roads on and around campus.” Tapia reviews many operative concerns, like the planning of road blocking and traffic control devices. She said one of the common issues that almost always comes up is confusion due to road closures. Road closures will be in effect from University Boulevard (UA Mall) between Cherry Avenue and Campbell Avenue and will last from Monday, April 9, through Tuesday, April 17. This will also affect the Red, Green and Purple Cat Tran routes and temporarily close the bus stop near Optical Sciences for Sun Tran passengers. PTS has released a detour map for pedestrian and cyclists on the UA Spring Fling website. They will also be posting signs. The second issue Tapia said often comes up is traffic congestion, which can be cause for accidents. However, Tapia said that on campus there are “hardly any” accidents. Though Tapia wasn’t certain about how many accidents happen around Spring Fling, she noted, “most people are driving slowly to sight-see the campus, arenas, the carnival lights of the event.” Tapia also said PTS understands that many of the visitors to Spring Fling may not know the parking rules, and therefore are a bit lenient in dealing with violators. “We do not generally ticket or tow unless it is absolutely necessary,” Tapia explained. “We have not towed any vehicles due to Spring Fling necessities ... [and we] post clear signage and provide monitors to help assist visitors coming to these large events to help prevent violations.” Lastly, it is sometimes a struggle to find close parking for families with small children. Though parking in general is an obstacle itself, Tapia recommended downloading and using the UA homegrown traffic solution app, Metropia (available for iPhone and Android). The app shows all available campus parking, costs and how full the lots are in real time. Much of the free parking is available at surface lots north of Speedway Boulevard and south of Sixth Street starting Friday after 4 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. Highland Avenue, Park Avenue, Main Gate and Tyndall Avenue garages will be free all day Saturday and Sunday. There is only a $5 parking fee on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for several parking lots near the stadium and south on Speedway Boulevard and Cherry Avenue. Cherry Avenue and Second Street garage parking is also $5. “Without PTS involvement, visitors attending these events


could be faced with traffic delays, confusion and frustration. We want the customer’s experience to be that of enjoying the events, the beauty of campus and the university experiences available on campus,” Tapia said. “Our mission statement

says it all; we are a ‘department of services that provides creative solutions for campus access and promotes alternative transportation for faculty, staff, students and visitors at the University of Arizona.’”

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Spring fling yourself onto a golfcart University of Arizona Police Department officers witnessed three men at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center jump onto a golf cart in an attempt to evade the police on April 10, 2016. The officers were dispatched to the aquatic center after receiving notice that unknown persons had activated the motion detector alarm. Upon arrival, an officer observed three men jump over a wall and land on the roof of a UA golf cart. After landing, they jumped to the ground. The second man to jump slipped and hit his face on the cart’s roof instead. All three men were fully clothed but not wearing shoes. They showed no sign of having been in the pool. The men told the officers they had been on UA’s campus that evening for Spring Fling. After the carnival, they went to get pizza. While eating, they heard other men inside the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center diving into the pool. The men attempted to jump over the wall after noticing the officers arrive. The officer cited all three men for trespassing. Cursing the carnival A UAPD officer working Spring Fling encountered a drunk and belligerent male student repeatedly cursing the UA on April 11, 2014. The officer noticed the student repeatedly yelling profanity and holding up both of his middle fingers towards a table of Spring Fling security personnel. The security staff told the student to leave because he was disruptive. They were no longer allowing people to enter the event that night. The student continued to curse. Intervening, the officer told the student to leave. The student responded by yelling “Fuck UA and fuck you.” The officer led the student away and asked the student for identification. The student clenched his fists and cursed the officer. The officer handcuffed him, and the student calmed down and told the officer where his ID was. The student apologized for his behavior, saying he was being drunk and stupid. The officer referred him to the Dean of Students for Disorderly Conduct and released him.

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Tapping into the lives of Tapingo couriers BY VANESSA ONTIVEROS @Nessamagnifique

Hundreds of students know what it’s like to place an order on Tapingo, but not many know what happens between that moment and the moment when the food arrives at their doors. That’s where Tapingo couriers kick in to gear. Josh Hempel and Alexis Whitaker have each been working as Tapingo couriers for about two years. They are among those who make sure that student orders get from point A to point B. Whitaker is a full-time University of Arizona student in her junior year studying journalism. Hempel isn’t a student, but spends a lot of time on campus for deliveries. “I love Tapingo,” Whitaker said. “It allows me to be my own boss. It allows me to pick my own schedule.” Both Hempel and Whitaker were willing to speak about their experiences as workers who perform what they claim is an underappreciated role on campus. When an order comes in, a notification will pop up on a courier’s screen telling them the restaurant they need to go to and the address they’ll deliver to. Couriers make the decision whether or not to accept the order based on the route and schedule they’ve decided for themselves, similar to how Uber drivers work. Unlike Uber drivers, Tapingo couriers are paid an hourly wage, not solely based on how many deliveries they make. Wages vary, but at the highest end drivers can make up to $25 an hour, according to the Tapingo website. Couriers also differ in how many hours a week they put in. Each shift lasts four hours. Couriers can choose as many or as few shifts as they would like. Veteran couriers like Hempel may put in over 80 hours a week. Whitaker said that she


A CUSTOMER ORDERS HIS food from IQ Fresh at the Student Union Memorial Center on April 4.

puts in anywhere from 24 to 48 hours a week, depending on her schedule. Tapingo couriers work as independent contractors. Under this system, they choose their own hours and get as much out of their job as they put in. Both Hempel and Whitaker appreciate this aspect of their jobs. “I plan Tapingo around my life,” Whitaker said. After accepting an order, the courier travels to whatever eatery the order is for and picks up the food. They may have one order or many. The couriers never handle the food. Their goal is to deliver it from one place to another. “Basically we’re a middleman, we’re a third party entity in the end,” Hempel said. “A lot of people don’t realize that.” Once the food is picked up, couriers proceed to the address the customer requests. Couriers could be delivering up to 10 orders in an hour. Both Hempel and Whitaker felt that this is the point at which communication become critical.

Couriers text the person that made the order to let them know that they are on their way and then again to let them know that they have arrived. “Any time you have an order and you get a text message [from] the courier … you just can send, like, a thumbs up emoji,” Hempel said. “That just is letting us know that you have received the message that we just sent.” Once the courier establishes that the customer is aware that they’ve arrived, they can move on to communicating with their next orders. Couriers work to ensure that their route goes as smoothly as possible and communication is a key part. However, too much communication becomes a problem. Couriers are constantly on the move, walking, biking or driving. According to Whitaker, too many messages while on the road is a distraction that can lead to accidents. “The only way we’re going to get paid is if the food gets delivered to you,” Whitaker said. “So if you could please be mindful of that. We’re getting to

you as fast as we can because the faster we get to you, the quicker we can move on to the next order.” Occasionally, an order is not picked up. When this happens, the courier does whatever they can to deliver the order, sometimes waiting at drop off points for 15 minutes. This delay causes a domino effect that leads to every other order on that delivery run being later too. Hempel estimated that on an average night it can be up to three or four orders that never get claimed. He found this number surprisingly high, given the fact that the student is still charged whether or not they claim the order. “It’s a lack of appreciation, I feel like, for money,” Hempel said. At the end of the night, both Hempel and Whitaker said that they enjoyed their jobs for the flexibility and good pay, though they both indicated a desire for better overall communication between couriers and students. “It’s a grind,” Hempel said. “But it’s a good grind.”

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Fighting injustice through the arts Brazilian artists interact with the UA community exploring how their projects give people a platform to express themselves. The artists examine the themes of ‘Art as Resistance’ in their work BY JESSICA HENDERSON @DailyWildcat

Artists who used their work to address issues in a resistence movemnet inspired the University of Arizona’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese to hosted a week of events dedicated to contemporary Brazil. “Art as Resistance Contemporary Brazil” was created to educate people on the role of art as a form of protest and political action. The events addressed issues of sexism, social justice and politics. Katia Bezerra, professor and associate head of the department, helped bring these events to campus. Last year, as the director of the Study Abroad Program in Fortaleza, Brazil, Bezerra met artist Alexsandra Ribeiro. “I was really impressed by her work and asked her if she would like to come to Arizona to meet our students,” Bezerra said. “In the case of Brazil, we witness the emergence of artists that have developed a trajectory of social and political engagement, advocating for more inclusive forms of cultural and political participation.” Along with Ribeiro, professor Dário Borim, a concert producer and radio programmer from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, was also invited to attend and speak at lectures. Bezerra chose Borim because “music also plays a large role in social justice movements,” which is one of the themes that will be discussed. “In most cases, music and social justice have become so embedded in Brazil as elsewhere. For instance, funk music and rap have given voice to otherwise marginalized groups,” Bezerra said. Even though many rap songs in Brazil tell stories of the violence and struggles of marginalized communities in everyday life, Borim also discussed some of the common issues of rap music seen in the United States. “The music industry appropriates black culture, objectifies bodies and reinforces stereotypes. These are some of the topics professor Borim will discuss,” Bezzera said. Bezzera hopes “Art as Resistance Contemporary Brazil” will encourage student engagement. “This will encourage a productive


BRAZILIAN ARTIST ALEXSANDRA RIBEIRO speaks at the “Buzz, Laughter and Spears: Brazilian Music Smacks” Lecture in the Marshall Building on Friday April 6.

exchange of ideas and experiences among the participants,” Bezzera said. She said she also wanted to educate the audience about the culture and people of Brazil. “Of course, we also want to challenge some of the myths and stereotypes associated with Brazilian society,” Bezzera said. The Art as Resistance events came to a conclusion with the lecture “Buzz, Laughter and Spears: Brazilian Music Smacks.” “Buzz” is the spirit of getting really excited, like upbeat music — “Laughter” because a good chunk of music has to do with sarcasm and irony. “‘Spears’ is the spirit of aggressiveness that has reached a climax in rock and roll that questions everything about society,” Borim said. The aggressive form of rock and roll relates to how musical artists use their work as a platform to address social issues, according to Borim. He showed the audience various videos of “Brazilian icons” who performed protest songs that were “illegal, using their social power as a form of resistance.” “Decade after decade, we have had meaningful content come out of Brazil

that has to do with social matters; this means anything from political to funny,” Borim said. Borim also discussed icons that came out of Brazil like Carmen Miranda, who helped make Samba popular in Brazil and the United States. “Some people ask how good music in Brazil is, and I just say, ‘Imagine if the U.S. had about 20 Bob Dylan’s,’” Borim said. The second portion of the lecture was given by Ribeiro, whose art is mostly dedicated to empowering women and proving that they “can do what a man can.” “It’s not easy to be a woman who does street art in Brazil, it is dominated by men,” Ribeiro said. She proceeded to show videos of her doing graffiti alongside groups of men. Being the only woman in the group of painters, she refers to her art as “urban expressions.” Her videos aim to show the art process from a “woman’s perspective,” especially in a maledominated field. She explained to the crowd that the reason why there are so few women in her field is because of the high rates of sexual

assault. Ribeiro lives in one of the most dangerous cities in Brazil. Because most work is full time, the financial return of being an artist isn’t as appealing as most jobs, according to Ribeiro. She also presented another video in which she was graffitiing a mural of a black woman with “many vibrant colors,” all by herself. “I believe my work is an expression of my identity as a black woman in Brazil,” Ribeiro said. Other than graffiti, Ribeiro is a social educator with the group Cuca, an outreach program that works with at-risk youth in Fortaleza communities. The lecture series aimed to bring awareness to the work Brazilian artists produce on the UA campus, “especially the work that serves as a platform for tackling social justice,” according to Bezerra. Bezerra encourages students to learn more about underrepresented countries and explore the different ways of expressing oneself through art. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese currently sponsors programs in Spain, Chile, Brazil and Costa Rica.

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Is it aid? Is it FEMA? No, it’s Ricanstruction! Comic book writers and artists assembled to contribute to continued hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico BY VICTOR GARCIA @VicGarcia96

What if the Avengers could bring electricity back to Puerto Rico? What if the Justice League could provide shelter and rebuild homes on the island? With DC’s most iconic characters teamed with La Borinqueña, the comic anthology “Ricanstruction” soars to provide aid for the island of Puerto Rico. Today, Puerto Rico remains in ruins after devastating hurricanes destroyed homes and infrastructure, leaving three million Americans on the island unsure where an estimated $95 billion will come from to rebuild the damage. Several nonprofits and volunteers have stepped up as the heroes that the island needs. Among these heroes, comic book writers and artists suit up to do the very work their characters do in their novels. “Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico” features stories written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and other iconic writers and artists from the comic book industry. Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based production studio, generously got permission from DC comics to use most of its characters for the comic book anthology. The artists are not only “using these iconographic characters to draw people in, but to talk about a real-world human rights issue affecting real people,” said Miranda-Rodriguez. “This humanitarian crisis is affecting three million Americans right now on the island of Puerto Rico.” Living legends contributed to this reminiscent anthology, like DC comic book writer and artist Tony Daniel, with the book’s symbolic cover. “What is beautiful about the cover, he created for this anthology, he has them [Wonder Woman and La Borinqueña] dancing in the air above El Yunque Rainforest holding the Puerto Rican flag, dancing to the traditional dance of Puerto Rico, ‘Bomba y Plena,’” Miranda-Rodriguez said. Above the heroines, the word ‘Ricanstruction’ stands out in red white and blue. “As a young Puerto Rican growing up in New York City, I was always a fan of salsa music,” Miranda-Rodriguez said. “There were such great artists like the late percussionist Ray Barreto and one of his albums was called Ricanstruction and I thought this was the most appropriate title for this anthology because it is actually reminding people about Puerto Rico since it is literally in the name.”

According to Miranda-Rodriguez, the anthology brings the reader to learn about Puerto Rico’s current issues and its history with personal narratives, sharing the history of Puerto Rico and tales of its people. “There’s no super villains, there is no effort to bring together all these super heroes to overcome an intergalactic threat that’s facing the island,” Miranda-Rodriguez said. “It’s about using these characters to create these short stories that can show people what needs to be addressed.” This isn’t the first time comic books make a statement about modern society’s issues. Captain America’s first issue in March of 1941 showed the star-spangled hero punching Hitler in the face. “I jumped into comics because I saw there was an opportunity to tell stories with characters that are such a part of American culture now. This vehicle allows me to advocate for Puerto Rico, and this continues to be a platform to raise awareness,” Miranda-Rodriguez said. Superman was created in 1938. Since his debut, even though the “Man of Steel” comes from a different planet, he wears the colors of the U.S. flag, defends others and preserves the American way. As MirandaRodriguez puts it, “Superman is the ultimate immigrant.” “Superman is recently celebrating his 80th birthday, he has been around for some of our grandparents and even great-grandparents lives and he’s considered as American as can be,” Miranda-Rodriguez said. Puerto Rico has been part of the U.S. for 120 years as not a state, but a self-governed commonwealth in association with the U.S. “We are American citizens even though we’ve always been received as second-class citizens because we are not allowed to vote in elections for our president or aren’t allowed to have voting representative in the House or in Congress. Although when we move to the U.S. immediately [inherit] those rights,” Miranda-Rodriguez said. The U.S. invaded the island in 1898 and the people of Puerto Rico have been U.S. citizens under the Jones-Shafroth Act since 1917. “It is necessary in 2018 and beyond to remind Americans in the U.S. that Puerto Ricans are and have been American citizens for a century now, with that comes the responsibility of providing resources,” Miranda-Rodriguez said. Among those resources comes funding for the U.S.’ territory. Last year, Puerto Rico was already facing a debt crisis of over $70 billion before the hurricanes struck. “We’ve seen the numbers — unfortunately we have seen many people in Texas affected


WONDER WOMAN AND LA Borinqueña soar above El Yunque Rainforest holding the Puerto Rican flag. The comic book cover was created by long-time DC comic book artist and writer, Tony Daniel.

by Hurricane Harvey; approximately 250,000 were affected, a cause FEMA distributed $143 million to ....” Miranda-Rodriguez said. “Yet Puerto Rico has only received about $6 million in support from FEMA, which distributed between 3 million Puerto Ricans

which comes out to less than $2 per person.” All the proceeds of the graphic novel will go toward providing aid for the struggling people of Puerto Rico. The comic book currently is on Amazon’s #1 best seller list and will publish May 28, 2018.

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Stress-relief dogs? More like goats COLUMNIST PASCAL ALBRIGHT @pascalloves


tress, a six-letter word that all college students know too well at some point in their higher education careers. Whether it be due to midterms arriving, late-night study sessions, romantic problems or an issue with the last season of “Orange is the New Black” ending on a cliffhanger, there are lots of solutions to dealing with stress. The University of Arizona likes to bring dogs to campus during stressful sessions for students as a chance to get their mind off of all their problems and give them a cute distraction. But I don’t think dogs are the only answer — the correct response to all your destressing needs are goats. Goats — the newest internet sensation for a good laugh or a few cute moments — are the ideal destressing tool for students living busy lives. We stay up late studying for exams that we occasionally fail, or rewatch the same episodes of “The Office” until we recite all of Dwight Schrute’s lines, when we all need something new. Even Dwight talks about goats in a handful of episodes. “I

grew up on a farm. I have seen animals having sex in every position imaginable. Goat on chicken. Chicken on goat. Couple of chickens doin’ a goat, couple of pigs watching.” (Season 3 - Episode 20 “Product Recall”) This campus needs a new experience and that is having goats present. Goats provide more than just milk or noises, they give you new experiences and allow you to look at how cute farm animals can be. The Kennedy Library, located at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, gave that experience to stressed students in 2016 when they brought 10 baby goats to campus as a new opportunity to de-stress. “Seeing these students who we see in the library stressing about homework or tests come out and be so excited about the goats is wonderful,” said Conny Liegal, committee chair at Kennedy Library, in an article by the Sacramento Bee. This is exactly why we need goats on campus, not only to bring more diversity to the fields but so that we, the students, can cuddle with these gentle and loveable animals. Reid Park Zoo opened its doors to several goats in April. They play and are housed in the previous camel exhibit and bask in the shade to avoid the hot Tucson sun. As the goats wander their way to the tub of water located at the other end of the enclosure and they make their individual unique sounds, you cannot help but want to climb in there with them and cuddle or hug or even play with them. Students need change in their lives, even if they don’t want

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it. Goats are that change. “I think it’s because there is a little bit of a freak factor [with the goats],” Liegal said in the same article. Yes, they are not your usual sight on a university campus that is not in the Swiss Alps or the deserts of the Middle East, but they bring this cute culture to students who would appreciate a change in sights. Don’t get me wrong, all animals provide you with unique personalities. Yet, I am slightly bored with the overly fluffy dogs visiting campus only to be hogged by college girls and their hydro flasks. Goats are what we need. No more stuck in the same routine of blasting Elton John or ABBA walking down the UA Mall and seeing the same men playing Frisbee or the plethora of clubs trying to recruit with free pens or buttons or condoms. If the campus had goats people would stop, they would cuddle and their days would be made better. Watching a baby goat hop its way through a desert landscape into a tub of refreshing water is by far be the cutest thing in Tucson. Endless opportunities are sprung from goats. But in the end they distract, destress and turn that frown upside down.

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Finding inspiration in spoken word Award-winning artist inspires audiences through poetry, encourages them to use voices and discusses journey on creative platform BY NICOLE PON @DailyWildcat

“It’s been a long time, since I’ve wanted to die, it makes me feel, like taking off, my skin suit, and seeing how, my light flies all, on its own, neon, and bouncy like a, wannabe star,” Ada Limón writes in her award-winning poetry book, “Bright Dead Things.” Limón is one of several who performed during the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Reading and Lecture Series for the 2017–2018 school year. She is the author of four books, including “Bright Dead Things,” her most popular, which was a finalist for numerous book awards, won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry and named a “Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year” by The New York Times She has also received a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Limón’s presentation at the center began at 7 p.m. with an introduction speech by Raquel Gutiérrez, an MFA student at the UA, and the presentation of a national student poet, Camila Sanmiguel, who is a senior at the John B. Alexander High School in Laredo, Texas. “Ada Limón is someone that I’ve admired for a while,” Sanmiguel said. “Since I’m a national student poet, my supervisor has spoken about the reach of her poetry, and to witness that tonight was so affirming, so incredible.” After a brief introduction, Limón began the reading with seven poems from “Bright Dead Things.” She started with light-hearted poems, then moved on to harder subjects, such as the death of her stepmother. She noted that, while it was a difficult subject, Limón emphasized the need to “sing out poetry.” During the second half of her readings, she recited eight new poems from her unreleased book called “The Carrying.” Following a Q&A session, many readers lined up to meet the writer. Limón seeks to inspire her audience through her belief that “we’re all in this together and that we’re united in trying to get through this world.” Her new book will be released by Milkweed Editions in August.

Jacqueline Farley, a junior studying creative writing and English at the UA, was one of the readers who attended the event because of her love for Limón and her work. She became interested in Limón’s images and the use of her language throughout her works. “She’s helping me build on my own writing identity by listening to her works. I’m having a major fangirl moment right now,” Farley said. Limón’s fearless spirit and ability to conjure life-like, beautiful images is something else Farley said she admires. There’s power in the animals she uses, according to Farley. “The way she can turn a phrase into something new is remarkable,” Farley said. Born and raised in Sonoma, California, Limón began writing seriously when she was about 19 years old. She decided to be a poet when she was an undergraduate at the University of Washington. “It was really about being able to use my own voice and realize how important that is to the world,” Limón said. After pursuing an undergraduate degree, Limón received her MFA from the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She gets her inspiration from influential women poets such as Lucille Clifton, Sharon Olds and Natalie Diaz. “It’s important to tell your own truths and say something that is transformative and makes someone want to commit to the

world a little longer,” Limón said. Sarah Gzemski, the publicity and publications coordinator at the UA Poetry Center, is involved in the marketing of events. Limón is one of her favorite poets. “There’s a poem called ‘Downhearted?’ that has really helped me get through some really hard times,” Gzemski said. The UA Poetry Center, located at 1508 E. Helen St., will hold more events similar to Limón’s reading, like “Main Library Poetry Circle: Aimee Nezhukumatathil” on April 21 at 10:30 a.m., or “Oro Valley Poetry Circle: Charles Simic and Surrealism” on April 26 at 2 p.m. In addition to writing poetry,

Limón serves on the faculty at Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency MFA program and the online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She still has eight more stops on her national book tour, which will end in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


POET ADA LIMÓN READS poems from her book ”Bright Dead Things,” as well as her most recent book, “The Carrying,” which will be released in August, at the UA Poetry Center on Thursday, April 5.

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Pagdanganan flourishing in Arizona sun BY MARK LAWSON @DailyWildcat

The Arizona women’s golf team played its best golf of the season this March, winning back-to-back tournaments in weather-friendly locations. From tournaments in Tempe all the way to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, University of Arizona junior and transfer student-athlete Bianca Pagdanganan played a key role in the team’s success. Pagdanganan initially started her career at Gonzaga, where she earned Co-WCC Freshman of the Year honors in 2016 and became the first Bulldog to reach an NCAA Regional or Championship in program history. Trading the rainy Northwest for the sunny desert is something that played a key part in her decision to transfer. “I really wanted to be able to play outdoors,” Pagdanganan said. “It was kind of difficult to do at Gonzaga, and now I’m able to every day.” The sudden weather change wasn’t the only difference Pagdanganan had to adjust to. Gonzaga has a student

population of around 7,000, while the University of Arizona has more than 40,000 students. “I wasn’t used to being in a big school,” Pagdanganan said. “Last semester, I had a class with over 150 students, which was something I hadn’t really seen up there.” Before taking her talents to the Pacific Northwest, Pagdanganan was born in the Philippines and got into the sport early on because of her father. “He would always golf over the weekends, which made me curious,” Pagdanganan said. “One day, I asked to go to the driving range with him and he let me hit a few golf balls, and it took off from there.” Pagdanganan admitted that it was challenging to build camaraderie as a transfer student, but the team has bonded and grown late into the season. Her goal in coming to Arizona wasn’t only a chance at warmer weather — it was a chance to be part of something special. “I set a goal to make it to nationals as a team,” Pagdanganan said. “I feel like the dynamic is different than making it as an individual, and winning the national championship as a team is

something everyone wants to be part of.” Even though she’s been around golf for quite some time, she may be just starting to hit her peak. In her first tournament at Arizona in September, Pagdanganan won the Dick McGuire Invitational. She has two top-10 finishes this season and has continued her strong play late into the season. Arizona is playing its best golf all season, which is a good sign considering the Pac-12 Championship is less than a month away, followed by NCAA Regionals in May. Although for Pagdanganan, her and the team’s success is no surprise. “I try to focus more during practice and take things even more serious,” Pagdanganan said. “One of our goals as a team is to win regionals and nationals, and I try to tell myself that if I want to help the team I have to start with myself.” Pagdanganan has her sights set on a pro career after graduating, and will participate in some amateur events back in the Philippines during the summer. Until then, she will look to finish the season out strong with the rest of the Wildcats, as they have one more event before the Pac-12 Championships in April.

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New assistant coach wants to recruit from Texas BY DAVID SKINNER @daveyskins_

As one of the most feared offenses in the nation last season, the Arizona football team and its fans got used to watching video game-like stats get put up almost every weekend due to the high-paced spread offense run by former head coach Rich Rodriguez. Rodriguez is now gone, but the spread offense Arizona flashed last year is still as healthy as ever. As Kevin Sumlin takes over the headset, Arizona fans won’t have to worry about things looking much different on the offensive side of the ball. The return of pre-season Heisman trophy hopeful Khalil Tate, and a familiar offensive coach, will help keep the offensive continuity intact. Inside wide receiver coach Theron Aych is the lone hold over from the Rodriguez era and was retained by Sumlin due to his extensive recruiting ties in Texas from his previous tenure at UTEP. Aych is looking to make use of his and Sumlin’s footprint in the Lone Star State after the previous regime practically ignored it. ARIZONA ATHLETICS “Coach Sumlin’s familiarity with the state of Texas has certainly helped us continue to THERON AYCH IS THE UA Football assistant inside wide receiver rally the troops there,” Aych said. “We’re going to plant a flag in Texas and make sure there’s coach. a presence there. We started to do that a little bit the previous season. We’re continuing to touch more guys. It’s certainly helped develop those relationships with the high school coaches and players. Hopefully, we’ll see a bunch of those at the spring game.” Aych is also an important, and recognizable, voice for a position that only loses one starter from its group last year. Familiarity during a time of change and complete restructuring of a football program is worth its weight in gold as Sumlin and Noel Mazzone install their offense, which is an offense that gave Nick Saban his biggest headaches during his time at Alabama. Aych is playing a crucial role as a cog in the machine, making sure everything is going smoothly and according to plan. “He’s a real hands-on coach,” Aych said. “He’s very involved in what we’re doing. He’s coaching the positions. It’s been a lot of fun for the players getting a chance to [know him] not only as a manager but on the field directly. For us, you’ve heard guys say there’s no egos on the staff. It’s a real fun group to be with.” As the Wildcats not only look to figure out who they are on the field, they are also preparing for the future by recruiting off it. Aych is a crucial piece of the puzzle that may be able to take Arizona to the next level by the little things he does for the program. Texas has long been an area Arizona football has failed to tap into, and Sumlin looks to change that with Aych as the catalyst for that transformation. As mid-level Texas football programs like mire around in the muck of mediocrity, Arizona has the best opportunity its had in a while to be able to take advantage of the football factory that is Texas high school football, which produces hundreds of college football players on a yearly — THERON AYCH, ASSISTANT COACH basis.

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PRELEASE FOR FALL: $1650/mo WIFI and ALL utilities included. 3BR 2BA home just 1.5 mi from UofA on a bike path. Adjacent to Reid Park and a short walk to Sushi Garden, Bisbee Breakfast, El Con Mall. Solar, Security, A/C, W/D, ceiling fans. Large backyard with covered patio and misters, plenty of parking. Available July 2018, may consider short term lease. Text 323-363-5913.

AAA 5 BED, 3 BATH homes avail. Fall 2018. VERY close to Campus!! Large bedrooms, fenced yards, private parking, spacious living areas. Call 520-398-5738 for more info.

VERY NICE 3BR 2bath house. Pima/Country Club area near UMC. Tile floors, A/C, washer, dryer, all appliances. $1500/mo. Available June 1. 928-606-3303

FAMILY OWNED AND Operated 4 blocks to UofA, Mountain/Adams Area, Studio, one, two, three, four and 5 bedroom Houses and apartments $420 to $2200 per month. No pets, Quiet, no smoking, <> 520-299-5020, <>

WALK TO U of A, $1350/mo 3 bdrm, 2 ba new AC, Appliances, Washer Dryer BBQ, plenty of off street parking. Clean and will be ready for move in on Aug 1, 2018. 213-819-0459

WALK to UofA Fall 2018! 3 Bedroom/1.5 Bath HOUSE $1350 a month AVAILABLE 8/1/18 for 1 year lease. A/C and Central Heating. Washer/ Dryer. Big Rooms. BIG Closets in bedrooms. Private parking spaces for 3! Great Storage. Big Kitchen. Dishwasher. Garbage Disposal. Free Street Parking for you & friends (no permit required!) Good, Safe Neighborhood. Call or Text Michael (520)440-5186

GRADUATE STUDENT WANTED to share large country-style vintage home for summer. 5 miles from UofA, trees, gardens, peaceful. $450/month 520-307-6343

CHARMING MOVE-IN-ready 2bd 1.5ba townhouse. Upgrades throughout, entertainment center, french doors, outside patio/fireplace. Minutes to UA and Pima West. Price to sell $119,500. MLS#21806517

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In this issue: Incoming students will to see increase in tuition and fees; Arizona golfer uses desert sun to her advantage; UA alum and Tony...


In this issue: Incoming students will to see increase in tuition and fees; Arizona golfer uses desert sun to her advantage; UA alum and Tony...