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The Alpha to Omega of Greek Life at UA By Jonathan Prince Arizona Daily Wildcat

Rush week can be a grueling and intense experience for someone interested in becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority. The process is long, hard and doesn’t always pay off in the end. Students who participate in rush are considered potential new members. Rush is the week dedicated to visiting different sororities and fraternities in hopes of finding which one fits your personality and lifestyle. Most importantly, it’s a chance to make a good impression on current members. Rush can be a tedious process. Potential new members may have to wake up early in the morning to start scoping out sororities or fraternities in which they are interested. They may not be done until late in the evening. At the UA, rush is during one of the hottest months of the year. It can be quite uncomfortable walking around in the Arizona sun all day while trying to make lasting impressions on members of Greek Life. Recruitment Counselors issue each sorority potential new member a gallon-size plastic bag in which they are required to keep all of their belongings. “I recommend that girls bring an umbrella to shade themselves from the sun, but only if it can fit in their plastic bag,” said a sorority woman who could not be named due to Pan-Hellenic rush rules. The goal of rushing is to generate bids from sororities or

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The UA’s newest sorority members received bids to their respective sororities on Aug. 23, 2009, during Bid Day. The day involved a ceremony in the Student Union Memorial Center followed by a “running of the bulls” of sorts up Mountain Avenue.

fraternities in which a potential new member is interested. A bid is a formal invitation extended to a potential new member by a fraternity or sorority asking him or her to become a member. There are a number of questions a student should ask him or herself before they consider rushing: Why am I truly rushing? What do I hope to get out of rushing? Do I feel that belonging to a fraternity or sorority is a good fit for me? If your answers to these questions

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GREEK VOCABULARY Rush — a week dedicated to visiting different sororities and fraternities. PNM — potential new member. Bid — a formal invitation extended to a potential new member by a sorority or fraternity asking them to become a member. Chapter — the local campus group of a national fraternity or sorority. Recruitment counselors — current members of chapters who lead the groups of potential new members to each chapter. They cannot reveal their house and are impartial members of rush. Legacy — someone who has a sibling, parent or grandparent who is or was a member of a fraternity or sorority.

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to get into any fraternity,” Zvibleman said. Bid day is the most exciting day of rush. For sorority rush, women gather in the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom and are issued envelopes that they open simultaneously. After the envelopes are opened, they race to the chapter house that selected them. “It was absolute chaos. There were girls crying because they were sad and screaming because they were happy. Girls were running everywhere. There’s a moment where you just don’t know what to do. I even lost my shoes,” a sorority woman said. “Being in Greek Life is a great social opportunity. Once you’re involved you have the opportunity to do stuff nightly,” Zvibleman said.


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Wheels and deals: Commuting to campus By Luke Money Arizona Daily Wildcat

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Many UA students know all too well the pains associated with driving to and from campus. Parking permits cost anywhere from $140 for evening permits up to $568 for major lots such as the Tyndall Avenue and Sixth Street Parking Garages. Unfortunately, a permit doesn’t guarantee you a parking space. Incoming freshmen who drive to campus are relegated to the slim pickings left after more seasoned students have staked their claim, and woe betide you if you park in the wrong place at the wrong time; the parking tickets can pile up. Luckily, all is not gloom and doom, as the UA offers a variety of alternative ways to get around campus. The major forms of alternative commuting are ever-prevalent bus lines the UA-centered CatTran and the Sun Tran, which operates in and around campus and Tucson as a whole. The CatTran is free for all UA students, faculty and staff to utilize. The shuttle service runs along major routes through the UA and offers service to off-campus parking lots, buildings and shopping centers. The Sun Tran, Tucson’s primary public bus system, runs through the entire city with stops at regular

intervals along major streets. The Sun Tran also offers discounted fares for UA affiliates through the UA U-Pass program, a selection of six passes up to 50 percent cheaper than normal. The Sun Tran also offers the Sun Rideshare, a voluntary carpool program that matches individuals around Tucson and Pima County with others needing transportation. Last November, UA Parking and Transportation Service started the Cat Wheels Bike Share Program. The program allotted 10 loaned bicycles for free day-use by anyone with a valid CatCard. To reserve a bike, students must fill out a user agreement form and agree to return loaned bikes by 4 p.m. the day after the bike was loaned, or the following Monday, if a bike is taken on Friday. The UA also offers students a chance to rent cars through Connect by Hertz. Individuals can register for a free introductory membership that allows them access to a fleet of 10 rental cars for $8 per hour and up to 180 miles per reservation. Drivers must be over the age of 18 and not have any major offenses on their driving record. According to, 20 percent of UA freshman and 80 percent of undergraduates live off campus or commute to campus. By using some of these services, it’s easy to beat the traffic.


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Safeguarding bicycles on campus By Bridgette Doran Arizona Daily Wildcat

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Paige O’Connor, a senior majoring in English, locks her bike to a bike rack outside the Education bulding. She uses a U-lock, which she says is “definitely the way to go.”

Bicycle theft is one of most common crimes on campus, but don’t be discouraged. There are plenty of options to ensure your property remains safe Taylor Hall, an accounting sophomore, was one of the unlucky students who discovered early in the semester how important a good bike lock really is. “My brand new mountain bike was stolen two months into the school year,” Hall said. “It was locked with a cable lock. Now I have to borrow my friend’s bike when I need one.” Breeanne Glaviano, a prebusiness sophomore and Hall’s roommate, didn’t learn from her roommate’s mistake until much later in the school year. “I got my bike stolen in April. I also had it locked with a cable lock. I was really looking forward to riding my red beach cruiser around this summer,” she said. “My advice to students would be to not bring bikes if you can help it.” Bill Davidson, a public information specialist for UA Parking and Transportation Services, ensures there are

options for students with bikes. “There are definitely ways to make sure property is safe. We have bike racks all over

TIPS What you need to know to keep your bike safe • Buy a U-lock instead of a cable lock, which can easily be cut with bolt cutters • Register your bike with UA’s Parking and Transportation 520-626-PARK • Lock your bike in a secure area within a parking garage for $15 per semester campus and I encourage students to invest in a solid U-lock. Also, inside the parking garages, we offer bike enclosures (for) which we give students the combinations and they can lock their bikes inside for only $15 a semester.” Both Hall and Davidson said the most important thing you can do right out the gate is to get bicycles registered with Parking and Transportation. “Students can register their bicycles free of charge at a number of locations,” Davidson said. “We will also


A University of Arizona Police Department officer arrived at the Modern Languages building after a student called to report he had found his missing bicycle. The man told the officer that his black Colorado Raleigh road bike had been stolen and he had reported the incident with Tucson Police Department. The man didn’t have paperwork proving the bike was his but described modifications he had made to the bike. Since the man could not prove the bike was his, the officer told him that the incident would be documented but the bike could not be returned to him. The officer told the man that he would attempt to contact the new “owner” of the bike and he would be told of any new information about the bike. The officer left a note on the bicycle for the owner to call UAPD. The owner never made contact with UAPD.

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A UAPD officer was called to assist a bike theft victim in an undercover purchase. The victim had told officers that he saw his stolen bike for sale on and wanted to get it back. A BMW sedan pulled into a Circle K parking lot at 977 E. Speedway Blvd. and a man got out of the car and approached the undercover victim and police officer. The man told them he had purchased the bike and was now selling it for $600. He took them to the car to show them the bicycle and when the serial number of the bike matched the victim’s, the man was detained. The man was arrested and transported to Pima County Jail for possession of stolen property and driving on a suspended license. Officers also found 36-inch bolt cutters.





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Here are some samples of the Arizona Daily Wildcat’s Police Beat featuring stolen bikes on campus.

give students campus maps of bike paths and a light for riding at night when they register.” Registering can help you get restitution. “I registered my bike at the beginning of the semester and was able to claim the loss on my insurance,” Hall said. Davidson also wants students to know that, starting next year, there will be an alternative option for students who do not want to bring their own bicycles but would still like the option of using one. “We are expanding a bike sharing program we piloted this year. Students will have the ability to show their CatCard and gain access to a bicycle for a 24-hour period with no cost. They will also be provided with a U-lock for the day and a riding lamp.”

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How to party hard while staying safe in college By Jonathan Prince Arizona Daily Wildcat Some students have mastered the art of successful partying at the UA. Others have earned themselves minor in possessions, red tags and spots in the Arizona Daily Wildcat Police Beat, where the most embarrassing and funny UAPD police reports are compiled. Lexi Gauthier, an environmental science junior, said, “The nightlife here can be absolutely ridiculous or it can be low key. It really all depends on what you’re looking for and who you’re hanging out with. I love the party scene here. There is always something going on somewhere.” Added Tess Lugo, a political science sophomore: “I think it is never ending. It seems like every night there is always something going on.” David Salafsky, director of UA Health Promotion and Preventive Services, warns that overdoing it is easy on a college campus. “If you don’t have a plan, it’s really easy to drink more than you intended to and people wind

up getting sick, hungover and injured,” he said. “Students should be more focused on the party and talking to friends.”

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Know your limits. It may take a few nights of stumbling home, but eventually students become aware of how much they should drink. Parties often have themed drinks made by the hosts. Avoid these. If you’re just starting out drinking, stick with drinks where the alcohol content is labeled. “You can’t really tell how much alcohol is in mixed drinks or jungle juice whereas beer has more of a set alcohol content,” Salafsky said. Be aware of your surroundings and with whom you drink. “For incoming freshmen I’d say, know your audience. Know where you can drink and get away with it and where you can’t. Know who approves of it and who doesn’t so you can stay out of trouble,” Gauthier said. Always have transportation plans before you leave for the night. Establish who will be the designated driver so there is no confusion about

it after drinking has begun. If you plan on taking a taxi, you should have taxi companies programmed into your cell phone’s contacts and expect to pay anywhere from $10 - 20 one way. If you’re paying with a credit card, many companies require a $10 minimum. If you party during the week, you can use the UA’s Safe Ride

service if you don’t feel comfortable walking to a party. Safe Ride is a late-night, free transportation system for UA students. The service isn’t meant to be used by intoxicated students traveling to and from parties, but it’s up to the discretion of the driver whether or not to pick you up.


University of Arizona Police Department Sergeant Juan Alvarez wants students to remember that any consumption of alcoholic beverages in the state of Arizona under the age of 21 is a crime. “Your capacity to make good judgments and decisions is diminished. Avoid drinking alcohol. If you are caught you could be arrested, issued a citation and referred to the Dean of Students,” Alvarez said. UAPD is aware that its jurisdiction is a college campus, where underage drinking is not permitted yet very common. Students say police officers usually go for the students who are visibly drunk, incoherent or causing trouble. “I think UAPD is so lenient

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Avoiding the ‘Freshman 15’ By Alexandra Newman Arizona Daily Wildcat It’s easy to eat healthy with the plethora of restaurants available to students on campus. However, eating healthy is a conscious decision and it is easy to be misled about what is actually nutritious. A few on-campus eateries that make it simple to choose wisely are The Cellar Bistro, Core and IQ Fresh. The Cellar Bistro features hormoneand antibiotic-free foods. Their menu has dishes that some may be surprised to find on a college campus, such as honey mustard glazed wild salmon, blackened chicken with mango salsa and sides like Thai cucumber salad and natural cottage cheese. Core is a make-your-own-salad eatery where students pick out all of their salad’s ingredients as well as the type of greens and the dressing. Depending on the Core location, a student can also choose to make their own quesadilla or steam their ingredients and put them on top of brown rice. IQ Fresh offers plenty of salads, wraps and smoothies. Students can choose something from the menu or make their own combination. IQ also has falafel and gyros. These are just a few examples of the on-campus restaurants that offer a lot of healthy options. However, it does not mean every menu item offered is necessarily healthy. Go online to www.union.arizona. edu/dining to find nutritional information for campus restaurants and a link to a Healthy Options printable sheet. “I definitely suggest getting groceries and having food in your dorm. I wish I did more of that. I wish I had known about Cactus Grill earlier because I feel like a lot of their options are on the healthier side;

they have fruit and salad and omelets. Redington Restaurant also has some pretty healthy choices. The problem is just eating it in moderation,” said sophomore Stephanie Berman. Knowing about the healthy options really is half the battle. “I wish I would have known about Core and The Cellar Bistro sooner than I did. Core offers a ton of choices for salads and The Cellar has organic stuff which is supposedly healthier for you than just fries and a burger,” said junior Chelsea Cooper-Keeble. It’s also easier to choose well by keeping healthy food in your dorm room. “The (dorm) fridges are small, but try to get stuff for sandwiches and keep fruit in your room and drink a lot of water,” advised senior Jackie Tinsley. The shift to a college lifestyle proves challenging for some freshman. “I’d say the most important thing is watching what you eat at night since you are staying up later now, studying and partying. And to work out every chance you get because as the years go on, it’s much much harder to find time,” said junior Allison Hagerman. “I definitely gained weight my freshman year … maybe I would have eaten less from the Park Student Union and bought more food from the store,” said Heather Morton, sophomore.

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Being a student at the UA comes with a built-in membership to work out in a hightech gym. The Student Recreation Center opened a new expansion in January 2010 with features such as a rock wall and a new weight room in addition to the indoor track, heated outdoor pool and basketball courts. There are

The lowdown on campus dorm life By Bridgette Doran Arizona Daily Wildcat In 2009-10, 5,500 students live in dorms and apartments provided by UA Residence Life all over campus. In-state and outof-state students, as well as international students, account for the residents. There are 22 residence halls on campus, two of which are apartment-style living, and two of which are all-female dorms. Comprised mostly of freshmen, sophomores and a few juniors, the residences halls provide a diverse living situation with convenience and proximity for students. Leo Fodor Simons and Jeff Fermon are transfer students from Bullhead City, Ariz. Simons, a music junior, and Fermon, an electrical engineering senior, knew one another before sharing a room in the Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall, but both agree meeting people is one of the best parts about living in the dorms. “It’s definitely beneficial to live in the dorms your first year. It is the easiest way to meet people. You are put into a hallway with a bunch of other students that are in the same situation as you and you are sort of forced to make friends,” Fermon said. “I know a lot of people who did not live on campus their first year and they met very few people, if any at all.” Dealing with a random roommate assignment is always worrisome for incoming students, but Simons advised, “Be open-minded to the person you live with. It is not as hard adjusting when you know the person beforehand, but going random will definitely put you out there more.” Allison Howard, a sophomore

majoring in English from Calabasas, Calif., who lived in Coronado Residence Hall, chose to go with a random roommate. She said becoming friends instead of just roommates is the best way to make sure the year goes smoothly. “Living in the dorms with a roommate has definitely been beneficial. It exposes you to people you wouldn’t have otherwise known,” she said. Lauren Erdelyi, a pre-pharmacy sophomore from California, lived in Maricopa Residence Hall, an all-women dorm that uses sleeping porches. “I chose to live in the dorms because I wanted a home away from home. Maricopa wasn’t my first choice but it has been the best situation for me,” Erdelyi said. Erdelyi and Howard agree that living on campus has helped the transition to college life. Community directors and resident assistants organize hall meet-and-greets as well as parties and food nights. Kevin Taylor, a criminal justice sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., was better able to adjust because of help from the residence hall he lived in, Villa del Puente. “It only took a couple weeks to settle in. My dorm made it a lot easier. We had hall and wing meetings and did a lot of things as an entire dorm. The RAs would meet in the courtyard and set up for barbecues and parties. We also went out to dinner as a hall a lot,” Taylor said. In addition to help from residence life and the convenience of living on-campus, all students agree that the best advice incoming students should consider is to be open to meeting new people. Howard’s advice: “Keep the door open.”

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Melissa Flores, an undecided freshman, works out on one of the new elliptical machines in the Student Recreation Center expansion on March 24.

locker rooms so students can change, shower and store their belongings. Students may also participate in organized classes like yoga, spinning or hip-hop for $7 per class or $79 per semester for unlimited classes. Visit the Rec Center’s website for more information about classes at If going to the gym is not your thing, there are opportunities to get involved in intramural sports teams by signing up at the intramural office in the Rec Center. Also, take advantage of the outdoors by jogging around campus, using the various bike paths or hiking nearby mountain trails. “The best advice I can give is to set up

a gym schedule. Set up an hour every day that you plan to go to the gym because then you’re more likely to go rather than just relying on making a spur of the moment decision to go,” said Cooper-Keeble. Taking classes at the Rec help you keep focused on your exercise routine. “Sign up for the classes that the Rec offers because that way you’re more forced to go and it’s more fun than just running on a machine or lifting weights,” said sophomore Katka Kolesikova. “Utilize the Rec Center,” Tinsley said. “Although you walk around a lot from class to class, cardio at the Rec will keep you in shape.”


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Words from the wise: Advice for freshmen from those who have been there and lived to tell about it Connor Weber

Creative writing senior in 2009-10 school year “GPA matters more than you think.� “Give Greek Life a try. It’s a pretty big part of this school. I would’ve liked to try it.�

Jennifer Schutte Accounting senior

“I would have learned how to study more promptly.� “Use time wisely. Don’t waste time watching TV.�

Lisa Winston Communication senior

“I probably would have focused harder on school work. Being out-of-state was lots of fun. I probably had too much fun.�

Lauren Pill

Studio art sophomore

“I would have joined lots of clubs. I didn’t until the end of first semester, and it was harder to get involved.�

“I wish someone would have told me to use the gym my freshman year. That’s something I didn’t do.�

“I thought it was gonna be hot year-round. Definitely bring sufficient attire like sweaters. I wasted a lot of money at the bookstore.� “Sandals are very popular. Everyone has their own style, so you can fit in.�

Kyle Gee


Mechanical engineering senior

“I definitely would have gone to more tutoring. I had some classes I probably could have done better in.� “It’d be nice if they prepared you for how different (college) was. I think it’s a shock to everybody.�

Devyn Friedman

Studio art and anthropology sophomore

“I would have gotten a job. I tried to get one second semester and no one would hire me. I could have done it at the start. I had enough time.�




Gustavo Priego

Linguistics sophomore

“I would have gone to the Think Tank like 20 more times. Math is hard.� “It wasn’t too hard of a transition. I did my homework for the most part.�

“The UA has something for everyone.�

— Compiled by Brenna Goth

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Arizona athletics from A to Z I Icecats:



‘A’ Mountain:

Actually named Sentinel Peak, “A� Mountain became a symbol of UA pride in 1915 when the freshmen class built the “A� on the side of the peak. Freshmen students began the yearly tradition of whitewashing the monument in 1916. Both Arizona and ASU have “A� Mountains in their respective cities and the challenge of painting the other school’s “A� before big games has become a yearly ritual.


Bear Down:



“Bear Down, Arizona, Bear Down, Red and Blue. Bear Down, Arizona. Hit ‘em hard, let ‘em know who’s who. Bear Down, Arizona. Bear Down, Red and Blue. Go! Go! Wildcats, go! Arizona, Bear Down!�

Criner, Juron:

The now-senior wide receiver for the Arizona football team finished the 2009 season with a team-leading nine touchdowns and was second in receptions with 45 catches and 582 total yards. Expect Criner to be one of the main downfield targets for quarterback Nick Foles.

Duel in the Desert: The rivalry between

Arizona and Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., began in 1899. And the intensity between Arizona and the “other� state university hasn’t stopped since. The rivalry is renewed every year during the numerous matchups between the Wildcats and the Sun Devils.

Arizona football is slated for at least five games with national ESPN/ABC coverage, including two Friday night games and a Thursday game against ASU. The season opener at Toledo, as well as three of the last four games of Arizona’s season, will be broadcast nationally.


A long-time tradition of hockey in the desert starts at the Tucson Convention Center, or as it’s known, the Madhouse on Mainstreet. Head coach Leo Golembiewski has seen more than 30 years at the helm of the Arizona Icecats, a team that averages close to 4,000 in attendance per game. Look for the ice to heat up when the Sun Devils roll into TCC.


one of the most famous Arizona athletes of all time. A student body president, quarterback and catcher on the baseball team is known for producing Arizona’s signature slogan “Bear Down!� as a result of his tragic 1926 fatal car accident. His inspiring words are painted on top of Bear Down Gym in his honor.



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Lamont ‘Momo’ Jones: Point

guard Momo Jones officially took over the reins from graduating senior Nic Wise last season when he hit his own buzzer beater at Stanford after Wise hit two consecutive buzzer beaters earlier in the season. When the Wildcats didn’t make the NCAA tournament for the first time in 25 years, Jones guaranteed that Arizona would make the tournament in 2011 after a season-ending loss to UCLA in the Pac-10 Tournament.

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‘No Easy Buckets’:

The home of Arizona men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics and volleyball programs since it was built in 1973, McKale Center was named for the father of Arizona athletics, J.F. “Pop� McKale. McKale served as the athletic director at Arizona from 1914 to 1957. The now-infamous saying reflects a Twitter post from men’s basketball player Kevin Parrom about the incident between himself and ASU guard Ty Abbott. Parrom fouled Abbott on a clear shot to the basket and then smiled at Abbott. The incident cleared the benches of both teams in the matchup on Jan. 23.

Greg Byrne: After the

departure of former athletic director Jim Livengood to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Greg Byrne stepped into the position in May. Byrne held the same position at Mississippi State University and also had experience at Kentucky and Oregon. He graduated from ASU, but Byrne swears he’s finally figured out the right Arizona school to which to be loyal.


Kenzie Fowler:

The Arizona softball program has found a new ace in a long line of powerful pitchers to come through Tucson, and her name is Kenzie Fowler. The 5-foot11 pitcher has 286 strikeouts and a 1.22 ERA in the regular season. Fowler also carries a hot bat, swinging .364 with a .682 slugging percentage when she steps in the batter’s box.

The transfer from Michigan State University took the starting quarterback job from Matt Scott during the 2009 season and never looked back. Foles nabbed the starting job in the fourth week of the season and finished the year with 2,486 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and one of the best nicknames of any Arizona athlete — Sunshine, a la “Remember the Titans.�


John ‘Button’ Salmon:



The second-longest active appearance at the NCAA Tournament streak in Division I men’s college basketball ended in 2009 as the Arizona Wildcats failed to make the tournament. A quarter century of bragging rights and an attempt to Mike Ignatov/Arizona Daily Wildcat break North Carolina’s 27-year streak ended, but the NIT still stands for “Never in Tucson.�

Heyer, Kurt:

The title of ace on the Arizona baseball team belongs to right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer. The 2010 freshman took over the Friday night spot and has shined underneath the Alan Walsh/Arizona Daily Wildcat lights at Sancet Stadium.


Pacific 10 Conference:

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Zona Zoo 101

require you to have a pass, take this little footnote: Admission to swimming and diving, track and field, cross country, tennis and golf matches are all free and open to anyone.

Welcome to Zona Zoo 101, where you’ll find out exactly what the Zona Zoo is, how to get in and, most importantly, how to get the most out of the experience. Sit down and take notes, this one’s going to fun. (And there’s no outside reading required!) First, you’re probably wondering what Zona Zoo is. Simply put, it’s the University of Arizona’s student section. There are more than 12,000 members, making it the largest student section in the Pacific 10 Conference, knocking off schools like USC, Washington and even ASU. More importantly to you, it’s the only student-ticketing program. It offers you a way to gain access to the games you’ll want to see this season.

Getting in

There are two ways to get tickets to athletic events on campus. You have the option to choose between the “Red” Zona Zoo pass and the “Blue” Zona Zoo pass. The pass makes you eligible to get into sporting events. They key word here, though, is eligible. Just because you have a Zona Zoo pass — which by the way, is your CatCard, so there’s another incentive not to lose the most valuable piece of plastic you’ll get in college — doesn’t mean you’re able to just walk in.

Do’s and don’ts of Zona Zoo

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Members of the Zona Zoo show their school spirit during a men’s basketball win over USC in McKale Center on March 6.

Zona Zoo operates on a first come, first served basis. For football, the student section is limited to 10,000 fans. For basketball, the number is limited to approximately 2,290. All Zona Zoo passes can be purchased online at under the Zona Zoo tab , by calling 520-621-CATS or by visiting the ticket office at McKale Center. You’ll need your CatCard number as well as your student ID number. They go on sale around the time freshmen orientation begins.

‘Red’ Zona Zoo So why are there two options for Zona Zoo? The “Red” Zona Zoo pass makes you eligible to attend men’s basketball games, which accounts for the difference in price. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits from the “Red” pass: • Eligibility to get into any regular season, home athletic event • A free Zona Zoo T-shirt • An online newsletter from Zona Zoo with information about upcoming events • Invitations to special Zona

Zoo events • Priority for men’s basketball UA student Holiday Packs and post-season tournament tickets

‘Blue’ Zona Zoo The only thing the Blue Zona Zoo pass doesn’t have is eligibility to get into men’s basketball games. Otherwise, “Blue” Zona Zoo members have the same benefits at “Red” Zona Zoo members.

Non-Zona Zoo sports In case you’d like to go to sporting events that don’t

Do: Go to the games early. Besides the incentive of getting a good seat, you’ll see pregame ritual warm-ups, like the football team performing the Haka, the traditional dance of New Zealand’s Maori people. Don’t: Rush the field early. Just don’t do it. The end of sporting events may be the most exciting time (especially if it’s a close game) but stay in your seat until the fat lady sings. If you don’t, you’ll not only embarrass yourself, but the school as a whole (see last year’s Arizona vs. Oregon game nationally televised on ESPN). Do: Get excited to be there in person. This season, the number of quality matchups at Arizona has given you — the fan — the best opportunity to actually see the game in recent memory. So take advantage of it. Don’t: Forget to watch the away games. The Arizona football team has been selected for five nationally televised games on ESPN. In addition, men’s basketball has the benefit of regional coverage on Fox Sports Arizona. And there’s potential for other networks to pick up more Wildcat games.

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You might know ’em, but did you know they were Wildcats? By Kevin Zimmerman Arizona Daily Wildcat Editor’s note: Not all of the people listed received a degree from Arizona.


Jerry Bruckheimer

Jerry Bruckheimer — The film and television producer is best known for his “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” TV series and his movies. Bruckheimer produced the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy, “Top Gun,” “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Coyote Ugly.” Linda Ronstadt — Known for her versatility, the Tucson native was labeled the “First Lady of Rock” and appeared on magazine covers from Rolling Stone to Time. She won 11 Grammy Awards from 1975-1999. Nicole Richie — The daughter of singer Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie’s fame is mostly as a socialite. Her stardom skyrocketed due to the hit reality TV series “The Simple Life.” In Season 1, Richie lived on a rural farm in Arkansas with fellow tabloid cover girl Paris Hilton.

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian — Daughter of O.J. Simpson’s murder trial lawyer Robert Kardashian, she now appears on the reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” She earned a theatre arts degree after transferring from Southern Methodist University.

Joan Ganz Cooney — A television producer, Cooney was a founder of the Children’s Television Workshop, which was renamed the Sesame Workshop. The company would later create the hit children’s television series “Sesame Street.”

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig — A current cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” Wiig has also appeared in the movies “Adventureland,” “Semi-Pro” and “Date-Night.” She graduated with a degree in art from Arizona.

Athletics Gilbert Arenas — Perhaps one of the most successful second-round picks in NBA history, the guard left Arizona after his sophomore year when Arizona fell to the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Championship game. Ironically named “Agent Zero,” he is currently best known for bringing a gun into the Washington Wizards locker room.

Jennie Finch — The face of women’s softball, Finch was the epitome of a dual-threat, increasing her win totals in each of her four years under head coach Mike Candrea, all while acting as a dynamic hitter. She became an ambassador of sorts for USA Softball and won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics. Unlike Amanda Beard. Amanda Beard — Making her Olympic debut in 1996 at the age of 14, the one-time Wildcat swimmer finally won a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics in the 200-meter breaststroke. Also a model, Beard has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Playboy magazine.

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Tedy Bruschi — The twotime All-American played defensive end at Arizona. But in the NFL, Bruschi played 13 seasons for the New England Patriots as linebacker, earning three Super Bowl rings in the process. He is now an ESPN football analyst. Robert Sarver — Majority owner of the Phoenix Suns, Sarver earned a business administration degree from Arizona and donated money to the heart center, which was named the Sarver Heart Center after his late father Jack Sarver.

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the turn of the 20th century, cardinal and navy hadn’t taken over Tucson quite yet. Arizona hailed sage green, representing the sage bush indigenous to the area, and silver, which represented Arizona’s silver mines. Legend has it that the colors switched to red and blue when the football team needed new uniforms and cardinal and navy were the cheapest combination.


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become synonymous with Arizona football in recent memory. This year’s team has


Vacancy: After five seniors

left following the 2009 season, the Arizona football team’s defense has some serious holes to be filled. Look for sophomores Adam Hall, R.J. Young, Jake Fischer and freshman Marquis Flowers to step up.




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Renae Cuellar:

The junior (as of fall 2010) forward for Arizona soccer leads the team in scoring with six goals last season and a career total of 11 at Arizona. The standout from La Puente, Calif., will help rebuild the program under first year head coach Lisa Oyen.



The strength and consistency of the Arizona softball program is something head coach Mike Candrea has spent nearly his entire career achieving. Arizona has nine Pac-10 Championships and eight NCAA championships as well as 21 consecutive appearances at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla.


of his junior season with a shoulder injury, running back Nic Grigsby is ready to make an impact in his senior season. The speedy back is eighth all-time on the Arizona career rushing total. He averaged just over seven yards per carry in 2009.

two Tuihalamakas, brothers who were cousins to former-linebacker Vuna Tuihalamaka. The family is of Tongan descent and is part of the pipeline of American Somoans to play at Arizona.


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to prove it. While Wilbur and Wilma’s furry appearances get the crowd going, they’ve got to give props to the first real Arizona mascot — a live desert wildcat named Rufus Arizona who made his appearance in 1915.



Head coach James Li led the women’s cross-country team to its first NCAA National meet in eight years. The team finished in 30th place and was led by a slew of freshmen including Jennifer Bergman.



The Arizona baseball team’s head coach Andy Lopez brought 26 freshmen to the plate in the 2009 season. The program saw a dramatic turnaround and will look to solidify itself atop the Pac with some youthful experience.


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The resident student section at all sporting events, the Zona Zoo is unofficially the largest student section in the Pac-10. It’s so big, it even has its own theme song written by Eric Ryan Costenbader and performed by rap artists Nick Nice and S.A.G.E.

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Put on your dancing shoes

By Ada Dieke Arizona Daily Wildcat

You’ve got a little freedom under your belt now, so use it before you lose it. Invest some free time and money into daringly different dance classes on the UA campus and around Tucson. We’ve scouted out five that you may not have seen in your hometown, but that are guaranteed to be fun, intriguing and doable for men and women. Don’t be scared, let’s dance!

Aerial dance

What is aerial dance? Ask Nanette Robinson, co-founder of the Zuzi Dance Company, School and Theater, where aerial dance is taught, and she’ll tell you that it is similar to flying. “It’s very exhilarating and free,” she said. Aerial dance is a series of movements performed on a low-flying, single-point trapeze. Once you get over the initial fear of being supported by a wooden bar, these fun classes will teach you different hangs and poses while improving your fluidity and grace. Class schedules for beginning and intermediate aerial dance can be found on Costs: $10 for a 1-hour class, $12 for class drop-in; $12 for 1 1/2-hour class, $15 for class drop-in. 738 N. Fifth Ave. Phone: 520-629-0237.

African dance

Expect the unexpected. UA Dance Afrikana teaches the meaning behind dances and drumming originating in Africa. With beginning and intermediate offerings, the classes prepare you for high jumps and polyrhythmic movements to live drumming. Taught by Barbea Williams, the classes not only cover African dance techniques, but also the Dunham technique, widely used in modern dance troupes

across the nation. Classes are usually offered on Fridays from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for beginners and from 12:20 - 1:50 p.m. for intermediates. Check UAccess for updates to class schedules. Ina Gittings building. E-mail for more info.

Bachata dance

Salsa is great, but what if you want to learn a different Latin dance? Tucson-based dance company Salsa Soulseros teaches a variety of Latin dances, including the Bachata, an interesting dance with an unmistakable foot pattern capped with an upward swing of the hip. Bachata is a great dance to learn to show off your skills to a date or to get in shape. Salsa Soulseros teaches Bachata Fit at a variety of locations, including the UA Student Recreation Center. The group has an array of dance locations and classes. Visit for more info on costs and upcoming classes. Phone: 520-396-4864.

Argentine tango

Ladies, any guy who can do the Argentine tango is a keeper! Joanne Canalli and Rusty Cline run and specialize in teaching this passionate dance that involves a close embrace while walking. Argentine tango specifically comes from Argentina (of course) and Uruguay. It is very dramatic, with kicks, spins and leans that characterize the style. You may like what you see on “Dancing With the Stars,” but seeing it is half the battle — you have to try it. Canalli and Cline even offer a free tango lesson with a subscription to their newsletter. Visit for more info on upcoming classes, workshops and prices. Phone: 520-468-5536.


Tune in to Tucson music By Emily Moore Arizona Daily Wildcat Love music? Tucson has great, offbeat places to catch some tunes. If you’re into live, local music or looking to put your own spin on things, you will want to check out these fun places. Malibu Yogurt and Ice Cream, right next to campus on East University Boulevard and North Euclid Avenue, isn’t your average frozen yogurt joint. Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. it hosts an open mic night. If you’ve been dying to try out the new song you just wrote or just want to enjoy some local talent accompanied by a frozen treat, then Malibu is the place to be. Let your inner funk play off of the lime green and sky blue walls while checking off a new college experience. Break out of your shell, grab a few friends and have a go at it. If you’re a huge karaoke fan, you’ll definitely want to check out Powhaus Productions’ Okie Dokie Karaoke nights at The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. Powhaus hosts outlandish dance parties occasionally paired with karaoke. Powhaus shows are like entering a world with no rules, and just by being there, you can feed off the energy of the dancing people while it’s all shown on the big screen — everyone is letting go and the atmosphere is hot, sweaty, crazy and accepting. Okie Dokie Karaoke allows partygoers to perform their karaoke favorites, with Powhaus’ everexpanding karaoke collection, while being critiqued by a panel of judges. Think of it as your own “American Idol” meets Tucson experience. And there’s tons of dancing and music to complement the night’s theme. What could be better? Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea, located near campus on East Speedway Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue, has been serving coffee to students for more than 25 years. And just like any artsy coffee shop, it has an open mic night on Fridays starting at 7:45 p.m. Why not show off your pipes or awesome acoustic guitar skills? Or, if you find you’re a little too shy at first, try watching the other talent and see if you might like gaining control of the

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Alan Tanz, a creative writing senior, performs poetry at Bentley’s on Speedway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue on Feb. 13.

spotlight. You may find your inner diva along with that cute musician you’ve been eyeing. Once you’ve given all those places a go, you may also want to check out Espresso Art on University Boulevard, The Living Room on Fourth Avenue and the Red Room at Grill on Congress Street. All are within walking distance to campus and a must for any freshman without a bike or car. They won’t break the bank and they all promise to be a good time. Let that adrenaline jumpstart some creative and insane nights you won’t forget.

Open mic nights Malibu Yogurt

825 E. University Blvd. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 520-903-2340

Bentley’s Coffee House 1730 E. Speedway Blvd. Fridays, 7:45 p.m. Sign-up at 7 p.m. 520-795-0338

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Best eats and treats near campus It only takes a week or two of living on campus to burn out on campus food. After 10 Core salads, a dozen On Deck bagels and a few too many U-Mart snacks, eating off campus is a nice relief from UA grubs. Here are the top eats within one mile of campus.

selections paired with drink options make it perfect for everyone. Bentley’s House of Coffee and Tea on East Speedway Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue also offers great eats and an array of drinks. It has tons of tea flavors and great food options. From salads to sandwiches, you won’t go hungry studying at Bentley’s. It also offers great smoothies.

Good morning grub

More bang for your buck

By Ali Freedman Arizona Daily Wildcat

If you wake early enough to see the sun rise and have enough time before class, The B Line on Fourth Avenue is a great place to grab a gourmet breakfast. They offer crepe cakes, breakfast potatoes, eggs and great breakfast burritos, all between $5 and $10. If wandering down to Fourth Avenue is a bit too much to ask for in the morning, Paradise Café and Bakery on Park Avenue offers a hefty menu of breakfast treats from an array of omelets with fillings for every taste to freshly made yogurt parfaits topped with Paradise Granola. Paradise won’t break the bank, with breakfast ranging from $5 to $10.

Pizza, glorious pizza

Papa John’s is nothing short of glorified cardboard. If real pizza is something you crave, there are plenty of options around campus to satisfy your needs. On University Boulevard, No Anchovies serves up gourmet slices of pizza for about $4 a pop. It offers an array of toppings — no anchovies, of course — as well as hot sandwiches, salads and

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Bumsted’s, located on Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street, provides a laid-back atmosphere and generous portions. It boasts colorful decor and an artistic ambience.

appetizers like fried zucchini. If a slice of New York-style pizza is calling your name, Brooklyn Pizza Company on Fourth Avenue is sure to satisfy. Slices are just more than $3 each with all the toppings you can think of. The crisp crust and gooey cheese paired with Brooklyn’s sweet and savory sauce is well worth the walk. If Chicago-style deep dish is more your thing, then Zachary’s Pizza on Sixth Street is the place

to eat. The thick, olive oil-basted crust and plentiful toppings make it perfect for even the hungriest college student. Their all-day lunch special, which includes a slice, a salad and a drink, is a great deal at less than $7. If more bang for your buck is what you want, then 1702, located at 1702 E. Speedway Blvd., offers slices so big, they give you minipizza cutters to conquer them. At $4.95 each for cheese, the food-toprice ratio cannot be beat.



Cafés perfect for studies and snacks

Epic Café, at the southwest corner of East University Boulevard and North Fourth Avenue, offers an array of great coffee and espresso drinks, a ton of homemade sweets that are to die for and plenty of great dinner options. From the pesto to the Greek salads, you cannot beat these café treats. Epic is perfect for a night of studying or a date. Its array of dinner, snack and dessert

On a college budget, you’ll need to get more bang for your buck when it comes to food. There is a plethora of restaurants near the UA that offer great portions for small prices. Take Caruso’s on Fourth Avenue, for example. For only about $8 a person, you can get a whole Italian meal. Caruso’s sauce is delish and sure to satisfy the hungry college student. Just across the street, Lindy’s Diner offers huge burgers for tiny prices. If burgers are your thing, Lindy’s is sure to satisfy. Recently featured on “Man v. Food,” Lindy’s burgers are kind of a big deal in T-town. Bumsted’s, just up the street at Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street, offers an array of off-beat, gourmet dishes, all featuring off-the-wall names, in large quantities for pretty small prices. For about $8, you can get enough food to eat for a few days. From pastas to sandwiches to a whole page of meatloaf-based dishes, there is no way you can’t find something worth digging into. And don’t forget the wedgies — Bumsted’s own thinly cut french fry.

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Boredom beaters: Top entertainment around UA By Steven Kwan Arizona Daily Wildcat Aside from figuring out where to live, what to eat and what you’ll be studying, knowing what to do with your free time is vital to a positive experience at the UA. Thankfully, the UA campus and Tucson have several places to pursue your artistic interests while having fun. Here are a few venues on or near campus that are worth checking out.

Going on a musical journey

On the UA campus, Centennial Hall has hosted groups and performances including contemporary dance, taiko drumming and modern jazz along with renowned figures such as Spike Lee, NPR’s Neal Conan and B.B. King. The best part is the discounted ticket price for UA students, faculty and staff. Classical music lovers can get their fix at the Music building, where UA students and faculty give concerts and recitals throughout the year — most of which are free. In Tucson, Snoop Dogg, Mastodon, Sonic Youth, Santigold and the local Calexico make up but a small sampling of the national acts that have performed at The Rialto Theatre. If you’re looking for a more intimate venue, look no further than across the street at Club Congress in Hotel Congress. Near North Stone Avenue and East Toole Avenue, the nonprofit Solar Culture Gallery offers a cheaper alternative — most shows are $10 or less — and tends to bring in famous acts before they become famous (Green Day, NOFX,

Stereolab) and lesser known bands, most recently Local Natives, Xiu Xiu and A Sunny Day in Glasgow. If you need a break during a set or you’re waiting until a band hits the stage, you can also check out a variety of works from local artists in the gallery.

The Rialto Theatre

318 E. Congress St. 520-740-1000 Box office hours: Monday-Friday Noon-6 p.m.

Club Congress in Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress St. 520-622-8848

Solar Culture Gallery 31 E. Toole Ave. 520-884-0874

Within the eye of the beholder

For anyone who loves photography, the Center for Creative Photography is a necessary pilgrimage. Located on the UA campus between the Harvill and Architecture buildings, the center is home to the works of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand and other seminal photographers. With free public access to its exhibitions and, by appointment, to its print archives, a UA student can spend much of his or her undergraduate years at the center and still not be able to experience the full range and depth of its more than 80,000 prints.

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Bicycle basics: Where to get your own two wheels By Kathryn Banks Arizona Daily Wildcat

Whether you’re living on campus, near campus or far from campus, having a reliable bike is an essential part of being a student. They’re great for quick rides to classes, short trips to the grocery store or late-night transportation to places on Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard. While picking out a good bike is a challenge for even the most experienced biker, there are plenty of great, local shops in Tucson that will be happy to help you find the perfect match. Before looking for your bike of best fit, it’s a good idea to do some preliminary research online and decide which style suits your biking needs. For simple campus riding, many students choose a beach cruiser. These are designed for comfort and style, and are also great for attaching baskets for hauling books or groceries. Their wide tires and strongly built design make beach cruisers safe and sturdy. If you’re planning a more adventurous time in Tucson,

mountain bikes are handy around campus and along Tucson’s many mountain bike paths. Their durability and tolerance for wear and tear while gripping tightly onto any pathway makes them perfect for a venturesome newcomer to the UA campus and Tucson as a whole. Have a need for speed? A road bike may be your best bet for campus flying. These lightweight bikes are good for quick rides and long distances, and are well known for their easy riding. You can find road bikes with multiple gears, single gear or fixed gear, and it’s worth it to research which one best fits your needs. Since Tucson is relatively flat around the city center, single-gear bikes are very rideable in this area. Fixed gear bikes have no gears or breaks, so they are the lightest bikes around and great for long distances. If you’re considering heading up the mountain roads, having multiple gears is the best bet. These are a few of Tucson’s most popular shops where you can find all of these bicycles and as many accessories as you can imagine, all locally owned and within walking (or biking) distance from campus.

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A cozy shop located about a mile from campus on North Tucson Boulevard and East Sixth Street, this is the place to go for high-end mountain bikes in Tucson. While it offers a fine selection of more affordable commuter bicycles and all the accessories you could need as well, the shop is best known for its selection of notable brand names. The owner does bike repairs and is always around the store, giving it a personal, Tucson touch.

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Definitely the most conveniently located shop for UA residents, this store has something for every biker’s needs. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you pick out the best bike for your needs and offer great advice without being pushy. Since it is right across the street from campus, this is also the best place to stop in for quick fixes, tire fillups and quality bicycle advice once you have your own two wheels.

Ordinary Bike Shop

311 E. Seventh St., 520-622-6488

A shop as interesting as the street it’s located on — Fourth Avenue — this is the go-to place for every bicycle need. The large staff and larger selection offer different accessories and lots of help for every type of biker from the newbie to the devotee. After you’ve bought a great bike, you’ll find a huge selection of baskets, bells, lights and other accessories to fit your personal style. The staff is very familiar with their product, and is always willing to give a helping hand to customers.

44 W. Sixth St., 520-628-7950

BICAS, which is short for Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage, is inarguably Tucson’s most unique place to buy a bike. If you want to be more involved with your new traveling companion, BICAS offers classes and workshops to teach you how to build and fix up a bike. The shop’s employees also build bikes, which are for sale at affordable prices. BICAS’s emphasis on recycling and the betterment of the community makes it the go-to shop for the

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Crash course: How to pass your classes

By Bethany Barnes Arizona Daily Wildcat

Find your classes before the first day of school It’s a big campus and some of the buildings can be confusing. Liam Porter, a physiology and psychology junior, suggests locating your classes before 9 a.m. the first day of the semester. “I usually do that even now,” Porter said.

It seems obvious: Go to class

The most common suggestion from students was “actually go to class.” Even if your professor is lax about attendance, going to class will prevent you from getting lost in the material. Many instructors say they will drop you if you miss a certain number of classes, and they mean it. Classes are where you will get study guides and information on due dates.

Plan ahead and don’t cram

During the last week of school, there was a visible twitch in the faces of those who stressed and waited until the night before to study. “Just don’t leave anything to the last minute,” said Jamie Allen, a creative writing and psychology sophomore. “Space it out and buy a calendar.” Saving your syllabus and buying a planner will help you keep track of due dates, especially since not every instructor will repeat when assignments are due.

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Allen cautions freshmen because she knows several students on academic probation. She adds that freshman year will be a lot of fun, but it is important to focus on school. “Time management is key,” said Brigette Blackwell, a biochemistry junior. “Discipline is the key to good time management. Set your own incremental goals and work to them on a regular basis rather than all at the last minute. Steady wins the race,” said Bruce Brockman, director of the School of Theatre Arts.

Take notes

Finding a way to take notes that works for you can be a big help. Many professors will offer study guides or slide printouts to help you with the note-taking process. “I wish I would have printed out the slides if they give you that option,” said Rachel Felix, a political science sophomore. Mariana Ceja, a special education and rehabilitation sophomore, suggests filling out all study guides. Ceja also said not all classes need the same type of notes or studying. “Try to differentiate between classes and what you have to learn for each class,” Ceja said.

Find a study system that works for you

Different people learn different ways, so finding a system that works for you will help your semester go smoothly. “I usually get a tutor,” said

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Meghan Biggs, an undergradutae majoring in French and psychology, “and note cards work too.” Ceja suggests looking over your notes for 10 minutes every day to keep material fresh and adapting your study techniques. “You have to learn a lot of new things when you get here,” she said. Felix suggests always rereading notes from your lectures, as that is where most of the test questions will come from.

Go to office hours ­— it’s not weird

All of your professors will have office hours available. Office hours can be a great way to get to know a professor and for them to get to know you by something other than your student number. It’s also a great time to ask questions. “At the very least, I think they make you more comfortable with the material,” said Ryan Pikoff, who was an economics and psychology

senior during the 2009-10 school year. Your professors want you to take advantage of office hours. “You actually get to talk to the professor for any question you have,” Ceja said. Office hours are also a great time to find out how to get the grade you want and to learn from your mistakes. Blackwell said she found looking at old exams very helpful. Many instructors will sit down and go over your exam with you if you ask.

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