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Brief descriptions of newsworthy events occuring at USD, in San Diego, in the U.S., and around the world. Business school moves up in rankings According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual ranking, USD’s undergraduate business program moved is in the top 25 for academic quality and student satisfaction, and is one of the top three universities on the west coast. Aiding the ranking, almost 90 percent of graduates from the USD School of Business Administration receive a job graduating. Ole Music Festival On Saturday, April 5, Torero

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Toreros marched from end to end of campus on Tuesday evening as a part of “Take Back the Night,” the flagship event of Sexual Assault Awareness Week on campus.

Toreros fight sexual assault By Matt Hose

This week, the Women’s Center continues a tradition to raise awareness about one of the most chronic problems on college campuses across the country.

Women’s Center along with other students in the campus community are putting on daily activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Erin Lovette-Colyer, the director of the Women’s Center, said that there are three main goals for the week.

women have survived sexual assault or attempted sexual assault, and the students and staff members at the

awareness that it is an issue nationally, globally, but also that it’s an issue at USD,” Lovette-Colyer said.

NEWS EDITOR

To raise this awareness, student facilitators at the week’s various events share statistics about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses during the week. Night, during which over 100 students march through campus, facilitators and participants share statistics and stories about their experiences with sexual assault. At the end of the

march, the students hold a candlelight vigil behind the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, and one woman from USD shares her personal story of sexual assault. Meggie Zanger, a graduate assistant who workers for Campus Assault Resources and Education, believes it is important to realize that USD is not immune from sexual

Music Festival to occur in the valley. The 2013 Ole Music Festival occurred at the House of Blues and had an entrance fee, but this year was free to all who attended. The fest had two stages and seven music performances with Delta Spirit as the headliners. Students books, dunk tank and game booths. Taxes preparers are unprepared An

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back Tuesday with alarming results. It found that 17 of the 19 paid tax preparers made mistakes, with errors ranging in scale from being $52 short on a refund to $3,718 over on a refund. These mistakes are being attributed to the fact that tax preparers in the U.S. are highly unregulated and often have disparate levels of experience. A similar study in 2009 showed that paid tax preparers had a higher estimated percent of errors than their self-prepared counterparts.

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Los Angeles quake raises fears of the big one By Michelle Tuttle STAFF WRITER

The magnitude 5.1 earthquake that rattled Southern California was a 20-second reminder of a fault that seismologists believe can produce a catastrophic disaster. The earthquake struck on Friday evening, March 28, near the city of La Habra, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The tremor was felt across California, along with at least 100 aftershocks that managed to reach San Diego County. The earthquake was brought on by the Puente Hills thrust fault, dangerous mainly because of its location. The fault runs from the suburbs of northern Orange County through the San Gabriel Valley and under the skyscrapers of downtown L.A. before ending in Hollywood. In the event of a large earthquake, this

cities in the U.S. The size of the recent quake was relatively moderate compared to others, but it packed a punch. Residents within 10 miles of the epicenter in La Habra reported toppled furniture, broken glass and fallen picture frames. Several water mains broke, and a rockslide in Carbon Canyon caused a car to overturn, leaving those inside with minor injuries. Jiennie Kim, a freshman at USD, while visiting her family home in the L.A. County for the weekend. started to feel the shake, it felt so much bigger since I was so close to the epicenter,” Kim said. “I felt the shaking for a good 20-30 seconds, and everything in my garage fell down.” Though senior Elisa YiDonoy’s home in the L.A. area emerged unscathed, she was nonetheless

since it lies beneath one of the biggest

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NEWS 1-3

FEATURE 6-9

Toreros discuss genetics Students and faculty convened for a passionate discussion of direct consumer genetic testing.

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The San Andreas fault line, here seen at Coachella Valley, could be the site of a major earthquake in California.

SPORTS 14-16

Eggs-cellent Easter memories UConn wins NCAA tournament Students contribute their favorite holiday UConn beat #8 ranked Kentucky memories and anecdotes. to win the coveted March Madness men’s basketball tournament PAGE 8-9 PAGE 15

OPINION 4-5

ARTS AND CULTURE 10-13

The problem of political correctness Sara Butler discusses the problems that arise when a society does not create healthy conversation between different groups. PAGE 5

Odesza garners underground attention Odesza performed at the Casbah on April 2, bringing a new style of music to the iconic venue.

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NEWS Flying coach with CNN

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Matt Hose news@usdvista.com

Jackson Somes news2@usdvista.com

Genetic testing sparks new conversations By Brittany Carava FEATURE EDITOR

By Matt Hose

NEWS EDITOR

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A panel discussed the ethics of genetic testing at an event on Thursday. Students and faculty asked questions about the leading companies in genetic testing at the event hosted in the Warren Auditorium.

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Students hosted an interactive exhibit which contained a wheel showing different DNA samples. The next table showed students how to interpret their results.

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OPINION Change your view on sexual assault

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Kendall Tich opinion@usdvista.com

Sara Butler opinion2@usdvista.com

Stop segregation based on sexual orientation By Will Gonzales CONTRIBUTOR

Imagine walking into a restaurant, sitting at a table and going over the then all of sudden the manager comes over and tells you to leave because

By Kendall Tich

OPINION EDITOR In the past year, there have been a considerable number of efforts made on our campus to raise awareness about sexual violence and assault on college campuses. In fact, last semester, I even wrote an article discussing the initiatives our university is taking in preventing and handling sexual assault cases involving our students. This week marks USD’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week, part of a larger collaboration by the entire U.S. during the month of April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the week, students have been encouraged to not only speak up about encounters or involvement with sexual assault, but also to become more informed about how it affects college students. Even with all this information circulating on our campus, there is still a college culture that promotes and often praises sexual activity, and discussions on whether it was consensual or not are almost always overlooked. It has been argued that sexual assault stems from varying representation in the media, our oversexualized culture or the hook-up culture on college campuses. These claims are backed by examples and experiences, yet the true cause still remains questionable. One of the most commonly used excuses in defending a sexual assault is that it was a bad hook-up or a drunken mistake. Many of these cases can, assault or sexual violence but are never reported as such since they are so often blamed on college stupidity or alcohol. Therefore, a drunk hookup, however forced it may have been, is not ingrained in our minds as having anything to do with rape or sexual assault, as our preconceived ideas of No one thinks they will be raped. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men report experiencing rape at some point in their lives. Many of these assaults happen to people under 25 years old, which would be college students. So, why are we not more concerned about this issue? When we think of someone getting raped, we think of a girl walking alone late at night, and a scary man approaching her from an alley or behind a bush. This is how our society has socialized us to view rape and this is how the media has forced us to perceive it. However, this scenario rarely happens, and our assumptions don’t even account for men who are sexually assaulted. So why aren’t we looking at rape differently? With all the statistics out there on the number of people who know their attacker or the number of women or men being sexually assaulted without realizing it’s even assault, why aren’t we taking a step back and looking at other possible causes or perceptions on sexual assault? As a college culture, we praise the men who hook-up with the most women, and we often criticize those who don’t. This has gotten to a point where many college men seem to be obsessed with their “number,” or the number of women they have slept with. With that obsession, comes the drive to increase that number, which may be a factor in causing sexual assaults or rapes to take place. If men, or sometimes women, become obsessed with the idea of increasing their number, they are more inclined to convince another person to have sex with them, even if they do not want to. We need to take a step back and look at sexual assault differently. What about men who are raped? All they for getting to have sex with a woman without even trying, even if they didn’t place. We have created a culture that encourages sexual behavior so much, that sexual encounters that may have previously been considered assault, are now being looked at as just another number on someone’s list. This week gave us the chance to reshape ideas of sexual assault, and the month of April will continue to promote awareness and attempt to change our perceptions of what it means to be sexually assaulted.

the same gender as you. This situation may very well have happened all across Arizona if State Bill 1062 was passed. However, on February 26, 2014 Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, vetoed state bill 1062 which would have allowed businesses to deny service based on an individual’s sexual orientation. This bill, also known as the “Anti-Gay Bill,” brought a whirlwind of controversy on whether sexual segregation should be allowed in the U.S. The side in favor of the bill was stating that it is their right as business owners to disallow and allow service to whomever they want. On the other side, those who opposed the bill said

that it is wrong to disallow service just based on sexual orientation. This side repeatedly referenced the Jim Crow laws, which allowed business to segregate based on skin color in the late 1880s to the mid 1900s. This aspect of restricting business based on sexual orientation isn’t right. “You know it doesn’t bother me at all, as long as everyone just minds their own business and doesn’t try to force Nic Cosenza said. “People are trying to make changes where changes don’t need to be made.” If an individual is acting unruly or treating customers and employees with disrespect then that would be grounds for not allowing service to someone. To not serve someone or not allow someone to shop at your business because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender is unacceptable in the society we live in today. I understand that people may have some reserves about this issue from their religious backgrounds or just a

back when the Jim Crow Laws were in effect everyone thought that was the “right thing” to do. We now look back at that and realize how inhumane and wrong that was. One aspect of this situation that many people have not taken into on Governor Brewer to veto the bill. The news outlets reported how the federal government felt and other states, but not many looked into the Super Bowl XLIX has been scheduled to take place in The University Of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Ariz., and with the recent developments with this bill, the NFL made a statement. The NFL threatened that if the bill was passed, they would pull the Super Bowl from Arizona and look at other venues. USD students recognized the changes that would inevitably be made following the statement made by the NFL. “Once the NFL released their

there was a shift as to what was going to happen,” Brandon Pulealii said. This played a big role in the ruling of this bill because a Super Bowl brings millions of dollars to the city. So who knows, maybe the governor vetoed the bill because she realized that it was wrong, but in my opinion, her hand was guided in vetoing that bill because government as well as the NFL. Goes to show how money can shape all the decisions that are made in our society today. At the end of the day, I would argue that the best decision was made. Declining service based on someone’s sexual orientation isn’t right. Everyone is equal in our society today and nobody should be declined service unless they are a harm to the business, employees or other customers. There may have been a little for people to make the right decisions in today’s world.

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Don’t stress, it’s just your future By Allyson Meyer STAFF WRITER

What are you going to be when you grow up? We’ve been asked that question since we were young enough to know that being an astronaut or a teacher are interesting career choices. We were pressured into thinking about it as early as middle school. We took tests in high school that were supposed to tell us where our interests lie. Counselors told us that we had to know what we wanted to do with our lives far before college was even an option. According to About.com, parents should start the career push early, even before the teenage years. When kids are more concerned with what to do from day to day, parents are told that getting an early start to the career process is the right way to go. Many of us have gone to “Bring Your Child to Work Day,” but did any of us realize it was a guise to introduce us to different career options? And the career push hasn’t stopped, even with college. During trips home we are asked multiple questions about our major path. Then comes the question, what are you going to do with that? According to NBC, 80 percent of those going to college have yet to decide on what major to pick, let alone, what to do with their lives after that. anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of U.S.

students change their majors at least once, with some making the switch as many as three times before graduating from an institution. Sophomore and sociology major Alexa Argumedo has been there. Originally planning on majoring in business and now considering communication studies, Argumedo is worried about how changing her major will affect how people judge her career plans. “I am currently a declared sociology major and I am worried about not being taken seriously by my parents about what I want to do if I continue to change majors,” Argumedo said. The New York Times reports that one of the reasons for the indecision behind choosing a major and career path is the abundance of possibilities for education paths. Along with that, more people are beginning to double or The more options, the more daunting it becomes. USD has 42 options for bachelor degrees and 49 minors for undergraduates, adding to further indecision in the major choosing process. Declaring a major is intimidating. the fact that soon we will be entering the “real world,” where we have to to be successful. For Argumedo, the declaration of major process was

my major was really intimidating. I knew that I wanted to declare sociology but I feared I would eventually change my mind,” Argumedo said. USD recommends that students who are over 45 units declare, and students are sent reminders until they declare. However, the USD website cites the risks of picking a major too soon, adding to even more confusion. According to the Academic Course Catalog page on the USD website, “Students who make their choice hastily and thoughtlessly run the risk of career or making a subsequently costly adjustment to their program.” The USD website also says, “those who needlessly postpone their decision beyond a reasonable time also make a potentially costly error.” So what should we do? For freshman and psychology major Ashley Joshi, declaring a major was a sense of liberation, but was also something she put off for a semester, in order not to rush into anything. “I felt incredibly grown up because it was literally all me,” Joshi said. “I had the paper signed and taped to the wall in my room since last semester but I had held onto it because everyone was waited until this semester.” Tom Dalton, Director of Undergraduate Programs and professor of accountancy and taxation

a major] is that a student tends to become familiar with other students within the same major, and will hear about opportunities through them such as internships, job openings, special projects and interesting courses that the student may not have heard about otherwise,” Dalton said. The networking that declaring a major provides, according to Dalton, is a way to better prepare for the future. Dalton also addresses the worry over switching majors and saying that saying that switching majors can provide students with more variety in education. “Switching from one major to a likely require additional education, perspective can be tremendous,” Dalton said. Because of this, Dalton believes especially when employers look for many skills and a wider education level. Choosing a major and settling on a career path may be daunting. But, as Dalton says, nothing is set in stone, and we have the ability to choose. So, whether you stick with your major or change three times, you aren’t alone. So next time someone asks you what you’re going to do with your life, realize we are all in the same boat. Smile and tell them the options are

of declaring is the opportunities it will

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OPINION

The problem with political correctness Societal standards make it impossible to joke without fear of offending others By Sara Butler

ASST. OPINION EDITOR

In today’s society, we often make our decisions through the lens of political correctness. Before writing a paper for class or speaking up in a classroom debate, we often run our thoughts through a criteria check-list to mentally edit our ideas before our

many college kids may never have experienced. With all this new diversity, college students are pressured with the cultural standard to not offend anyone that is different from them. If someone is not part of a particular subgroup, people are encouraged to tip-toe around potentially offensive comments or conversations. This ideal is especially relevant to college humor, as many jokes could be labeled as offensive in our present culture.

“If we create a culture that promotes healthy dialogue between diverse groups of people, maybe we would learn to be more considerate naturally.” thoughts turn into words. Our inclusive and diversityfriendly culture promotes acceptance and understanding, discouraging people from voicing contrary opinions. The need for political correctness as our own. For many of us, college is a time to move to a new place and meet new people. People from all over the country, as well as the world, come to USD to mingle with one another, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students come from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, political and socioeconomic backgrounds, creating a diverse environment, which

Have we lost our ability to joke around because we are scared of offending others? It certainly seems to be looking that way. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are actors and comedians, who created their own comedy show titled “Key and Peele.” In an article for Time Magazine, the comics wrote about their thoughts our culture’s vague notion of political correctness. “Today it seems that we live in a world of extremes,” Key and Peele said. “On one end of the spectrum, we have anonymous Internet trolls looking for opportunities to dole out cruelty with impunity. But in mainstream culture, it often seems we’re drowning in a sea of

political correctness that lapped up on our shores a couple of decades ago and has yet to recede.” Key and Peele bring up a good point: while people strive for political correctness in public settings, individuals often hide behind keyboards and computer screens to attack others. The Internet is full of insensitive users making comments and critiques that they are too afraid to say in person. While I do not condone the cruel behavior of “Internet trolls,” I believe that our change in cultural expectations may have forced those with strong opinions onto the web. The Internet may serve as a safe haven from the norm of political correctness, allowing them a place to voice their viewpoints in an anonymous way to avoid the societal backlash. Our generation grew up with the Internet, and we may be some of the biggest culprits of these behaviors. Offensive jokes may be absent from campus conversations, but a quick scroll through Facebook or Instagram seems to suggest another reality. Before promoting more anticyberbullying campaigns, maybe we should take a look at what is causing the Internet to be used as a platform

The whole concept of political correctness is based off of inclusion and acceptance. We don’t want to point out each other’s differences or pick on

place. Without a safe place to share thoughts and joke around in real life, people have resorted to these outlets to express themselves.

jokes, we assume that they need to be protected from the world. Despite the mask of political correctness we’ve all been asked to wear, the world can still

them to feel attacked and get upset. However, Key and Peele point out that this cultural mindset could be disastrous. “Where a lot of people get nervous, however, is when it comes to laughing at other people’s culture or perceived weaknesses,” Key and Peele said. “That’s when we worry that we’re being insensitive–that we’re being mean. But ask yourself again what’s worse: making fun of people or assuming that they’re too weak to take it?” Key and Peele’s argument may seem a little extreme, but it raises a good point. By sparing people of potentially offensive comments and

be a cruel place. Instead of going to extremes to protect the feelings of others, maybe people should give others more credit and have a little faith that they can handle whatever is thrown at them. Jokes are supposed to be funny, and often times this comes at the expense at others. As long as this does not pose a as a victim at all? If we create a culture that promotes healthy dialogue between diverse groups of people, maybe we would learn to be more considerate naturally. Our society needs a shift in a collective mindset, replacing political correctness with empathy and understanding. As a primary source of connection, college campuses including USD may be the place to

“Our generation grew up with the Internet, and we may be some of the biggest culprits of these behaviors. Offensive jokes may be absent from campus conversations, but a quick scroll through Facebook or Instagram seems to suggest another reality.” start. Once we learn to joke around without fear of offending others, maybe we can all learn to laugh together again.

The hangover: study abroad nostalgia By Aidan Breaux CONTRIBUTOR

Some students don’t like to bring up their experiences abroad. It’s not that they didn’t have fun, it’s that they had too much fun. Their stories are reminders of experiences that faded away too soon. If you haven’t been abroad, it’s okay. You will have plenty of time in life to seize that opportunity. Staying at USD will be a great way to stay on track to achieve that goal in the future. San Diego is an international destination and not such a terrible place to be after all. For now, you should be thankful that you are not feeling the hangoverlike symptoms many students face after returning. Everyone anticipates having feelings of culture shock when traveling out of the country. It is much harder to think about the frustrations that will arise once returning home. Home is a comfort zone that seems completely indestructible, but the perspective of this place can change for some. It is cliché to say but the view is different on the other side of the pond, and it’s odd to see what the neighbors think about our home.

Many things are similar and many things are different; but if you try to constantly compare one place to the other, you will eventually realize that there is no comparison. No words can describe all the little subtleties. No words can help paint the real picture for your friends, and it is very frustrating not to do those places justice by describing them perfectly. It is too easy to talk about the stereotypical differences in culture that we already see in American pop culture. Bruce La Brack, a cultural anthropologist, has traveled to over 85 countries and knows a thing or two about what he calls re-entry frustrations. There is an initial stage of culture shock when traveling abroad but eventually this transitions into a comfortable phase followed by a honeymoon-like euphoric phase. Everything is happy-go-lucky until it ends and one has to go back to their “normal” way of living. La Brack has compiled a list of emotions that many students can face when returning home. The list includes effects such as the following: Boredom, reverse homesickness, alienation, and compartmentalization.

Many people want to tell others about there experiences even though no one really feels like hearing it. Going abroad can offer a person more insight; so, naturally, one starts to critique being at home. Critiquing everything becomes something that can ruin anybody’s day. So to all USD students feeling this way, here are some suggestions. Try to be realistic in just how interested you

The experience abroad should not be compartmentalized like little souvenirs and photos put away in a little box that is occasionally brought out to be remembered. The best way to not lose touch is to incorporate the overseas experience into everyday life. Michael Castronuovo, a graduate assistant for International Affairs, has some advice on how to get re-adjusted

“Many things are similar and many things are different; but if you try to constantly compare one place to the other, you will eventually realize that there is no comparison.” think others will be in hearing your stories. Remember that it is natural to miss all the excitement abroad; but do not let yourself be taken out of this moment, the now. A bored person is also boring. Don’t let the critiques ruin your everyday experience and remember that you once criticized the culture you just visited. Try to keep the mental comparisons to yourself until you regain that sense of cultural balance.

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is to get involved with other students who are trying to go abroad. The study you can do this. You can get paired up with another student who is interested in the program you just went on, and you can just let it all out. Maybe you really miss the food that you once had while abroad. If you

since you left, you can actually make it happen here in San Diego. “A really cool way to keep the feeling of being abroad is to visit an some of the foods you miss the most; there are a lot of them throughout the San Diego,��� Castronuovo says. Going abroad is such a big part of USD’s selling point because we are consistently ranked at the top of the list for universities with the best study abroad program. The study abroad experience lives up to the hype, but USD itself is a place where many people from around the world come to do their very own study abroad. If you cannot go abroad for some reason, try to learn from your friend’s endeavors and make a list of where you want to visit in the future. Remember how beautiful San Diego is and don’t let these moments pass you up. If you have the opportunity to go, you should do everything you can to make it happen. In the end, you must realize what you are getting into and understand that re-adjustment can perceive. The hangover can be tough, but it is completely worth it.

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FEATURE SNL’s not dead

EDITOR Brittany Carava feature@usdvista.com

LIFE Week advocates for human dignity By Courtney Ochi STAFF WRITER

From March 31 to April 4, Students for Life, along with University Ministry and Associated Students, sponsored L.I.F.E. Week. The week was dedicated to the idea that living is for everyone. Each day focused on

By Brittany Carava FEATURE EDITOR

It’s Saturday night, many college students are out and about being social at bars, house parties or maybe just at Fashion Valley. For me, many times demonstration of parody in the classic tv show, Saturday Night Live. I may not be a die hard fan, own all the seasons on DVD or know all the names of the comedians by heart, but there is something about the show that I I tune in, I’m instantly sucked in by the creative sketches, opening monologues and musical performances. As a young viewer, I used to sneak out of the guest bedroom of my grandparents’ house to catch a glimpse of the show. I loved the funny commercial parodies and seeing my favorite celebrities on screen who I had gotten to know by scouring People magazine and tuning into Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond and Will and Grace. In retrospect, I realize that I was a pretty informed viewer of prime time tv for a young pre-teen. Now as I watch compilations of the top commercial parodies or the best of Chris Farley, I realize the true comedic value of the show. I also used to watch the Amanda Show on Nickelodeon starring Amanda Bynes, a program that took the same format as SNL but catered to younger audiences. I think because I understood the parodic nature of the Amanda Show, I was able to understand SNL even more even at a young age. The fact that SNL has lasted for multiple decades is truly remarkable as both content and context have changed since the inception of the show in Vietnam War had just ended, Charlie Chaplin had been knighted and Rocky Horror Picture Show was released on different state than it is now. However, the need for mainstream comedy hasn’t comedy funny and they enjoy seeing their favorite comedians and celebrities poke fun at current events. Since 1975, comedy has pushed the envelope on what is deemed appropriate on network television. by George Carlin, a comedian known for his black comedy and offensive language over the airwaves. Since then, issues of politics and mainstream have been subject to parody through the weekly program. For some reason, one of my earlier memories of SNL was Lindsay Lohan as Hermione during a parody sketch of Harry Potter circa 2004. This of course was before Lindsay went a little crazy and spent time in and out of jail. It captivated me and made me laugh because not only was I familiar with the Harry Potter franchise, it was ironic to see a busty Lohan playing the role of a goody two shoes student at Hogwarts. I then rediscovered SNL during my senior year in high school when my US government teacher showed sketches of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 election. Their hilarious portrayals of the Alaskan politician and the female presidential candidate sparked my interest in the tv show once again. After I watched several episodes containing these sketches, I tuned in once again to the live shows on Saturday evenings. I realized that I knew more of the celebrities hosting the show like Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake and knew more of the musical guests like Bruno Mars. discovered the compilations of the top commercial parodies and the best of Will Ferrell and Chris Farley, two of my favorite comedians of all time. The fact that these specials are now available to a larger audience helps perpetuate the show into furthering their popularity. Through it’s parodization of to popular culture. While the events they parody and the people who parody them have changed, the essential form of the show remains the same. Generations young and old can recognize the classic elements like a cold open, monologue, musical guests and sketches with celebrity hosts and popular comedians. As the world of entertainment continues to evolve and change in the future, I hope that SNL is a staple that remains.

issue in order to carry out the student organization’s mission of protecting and preserving human life and dignity in all its forms. Many details go into the planning and executing of L.I.F.E. Week. The members of Students for Life, their leadership team lead by Emily Sliwkowski and their advisor, Mary Kruer, work endlessly to plan the week’s events. “The planning for L.I.F.E Week begins right after the last one ends,” Sliwkowski said. “We discuss what went well and what could be improved, after a celebration of course. Fall semester is when we choose our L.I.F.E. Week issues and when we start to look for speakers, movies and other events we can share with the USD community.” This year, L.I.F.E. Week focused Homelessness and Abortion/Adoption. screening of “Documented” by Jose Vargas was shown in Salomon Hall to kick off the week. Jose Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, appeared on campus as part of L.I.F.E. week in 2013. This year, his undocumented immigrant in order to increase awareness about immigration. Day two of L.I.F.E. week was devoted to suicide prevention. In the afternoon, suicide prevention training was provided in co-sponsorship with the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion. In the evening, a speaker, comedian and mental health activist, Kevin Breel, spoke about mental health awareness. “I am really glad that Students for Life decided to include [suicide prevention] as one of our life issues this year,” said senior Morgan Hamm. “As the speaker addressed in his message, students need to know that mental illness is not uncommon on college campuses and it is not something that

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Students participate in baby blanket making event to spread awareness on abortion and adoption.

needs to be concealed.” Although Hamm enjoyed Breel’s talk, she enjoyed one of the other major events on the day regarding human

On Thursday, L.I.F.E. week focused on homelessness. During dead hours, campus community members were invited to pack sack lunches for the homeless of San Diego through St.

“My favorite event this year was professor from Point Loma, two police “I think this event was particularly interesting and relevant because it focused on the effects of social media media is such a phenomenon of our generation, it was astounding to hear some of the ways that it is contributing A Mass for Peace in Founders Chapel was held after the vigil to recognize and pray for all the L.I.F.E. week issues.

in the evening, there was a presentation of individuals’ personal accounts of homelessness. Finally, the week wrapped up with Baby Blanket Making to recognize issues of abortion and adoption. Each event during the week themes to improve human dignity. “While these are each distinct issues, our concern for each is based on our call to promote a ‘consistent ethic of life’ in our society; one that respects the dignity of all people and recognizes that every life is beautiful,” said Sliwkowski. “During this week,

we dedicate ourselves to learning about these issues, praying for solutions to them and taking action to implement this consistent ethic of life.” L.I.F.E. week not only helps to promote life issues, but also inspire students to take a stand and actively work to protect human life. “There are so many ways to make a change and protect the dignity of life,” said freshman Ellie Clark. “From preparing lunches for the homeless in San Diego to offering support to a friend that’s going through a hard time. L.I.F.E. week has taught me so much about the hardships we can face in life, but more importantly how each of us can support each other in overcoming them.”


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Students break silence on sexual assault issues AWARENESS, continued from Front Page

violence. “[It is important] to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault in our community,” Zanger said. “Not only awareness, but also education for students and how we can all come together as a community to help prevent sexual assault in our community.” Lovette-Colyer went on to say that the second major goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Week is to empower those who have been affected by sexual assault. “So many of the events are aimed at being able to offer a space for folks to feel empowered,” Lovette-Colyer said. “That’s really what Take Back the Night is about, and use their voice on campus and to recognize folks that are victims and survivors.” Sophomore Yvette Beltran, a student facilitator in the Women’s Center, said that the empowerment aspect is very important, and because of this, Take Back the Night is her favorite part of the week. “For me I think it’s about personal empowerment,” Beltran said. “Simply because I know people who have been affected by sexual assault. So for me it’s more of taking a stand and trying to prevent sexual assault and put an end to it.” Zanger went on to say that an important part of Take Back the Night is taking away the stigma associated with being sexually assaulted and with reporting it. “Experiencing sexual assault is very traumatizing, and there’s a lot of stigma,” Zanger said. “Essentially, an individual’s voice and power is taken away, and this is an opportunity for them to take that back, to take a stand and say that this is not okay. So that’s a huge part.” Finally, Lovette-Colyer said that the third important goal of the week is raising awareness about what exactly consent and bystander intervention are. The latter is the idea

that if a bystander sees something happen that is sexual assault or could become sexual assault, that person should intervene to stop the events from worsening or to stop sexual assault from happening. To Zanger, the idea of bystander intervention is helpful to a community, as it forces people to view others in ways that do not degrade them to a perpetrator and a victim. “What I really want to push, and what we have been pushing, is bystander intervention,” Zanger said. “To not look at students as potential victims or potential perpetrators, but to look at us as a community, and how we help one another. How can we be someone who can intervene and prevent sexual assault?” Lovette-Colyer expressed the attitude a bystander should keep in mind when noticing a situation that could possibly be sexual assault. “Our suggestion is always when in doubt, intervene,” LovetteColyer said. Since she arrived at USD seven years ago, Lovette-Colyer said that she has been pleased to see the number of students that attend the events of Sexual Assault Awareness Week. She said that over 100 students come to the Take Back the Night event yearly, and she is hopeful for the introduction of a new play, Can’t Thread a Moving Needle, to be performed by students on Friday. Zanger will direct the play, and it has a particularly personal resonance with her. The play itself recounts the tales of several actual women who were affected by sexual assault. She said that the play originated when she was an undergraduate working at a playwright’s workshop at Santa Clara University. Participants in the workshop interviewed students on the campus who were survivors of sexual assault, and they made a play out of it. “I’m super excited to be able to direct it here and have USD receive it and see where it goes,” Zanger said. She and Lovette-Colyer hope

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Students organize to promote awareness of sexual assault, escpecially among college students.

that the play will be successful, as they strive to expand it in years to come. They hope to make it a mandatory event at freshman orientation to raise awareness of the college careers. In the end, Lovette-Colyer said that the students who are part of the week have worked incredibly hard to put on all of the activities. “I think the biggest piece would be to recognize and honor the students who have put on the week,” Lovette-Colyer said. “It’s a lot of hard work, and their creativity and their commitment to the issue make the events this week successful. I’m incredibly proud and honored to be able to work with them.”

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"My most favorite memory of Easter would be of my baby brother. When he was two years old we had an Easter egg hunt at home. All the little kids and adults were doing the egg hunt while my baby brother spotted an egg on top of the fence in our yard. It was a medium-sized white picket fence so not too high, but he began to climb it and eventually got to the top. Once he made it to the top he sat down and in no time fell down ripping his pants. He cried for a little bit but once he opened his egg and realized it had a 5 dollar bill and his favorite candy he acted as if nothing happened. It was just the cutest thing."


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aster Memories

By za Earl WRITER

with family. While this may be the case for some students, other students are having Easter he resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion on the cross at Calvary. moment and why they are excited for this year’s holiday.

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"My most memorable moment of Easter would be when I was about 11-years-old. My mom took me to a live action play called Glory of Easter. It was amazing, the play had real animals and angels hanging from the ceiling, it was great. I would love to go back again." Sarah Phillips Junior

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, especially once I came to USD, st been another vacation for me. year my family goes to visit other Alisa Burnhill embers for Easter and enjoy a great Freshman dinner together. This year we are o Santa Monica where my sister "Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. s and enjoy her good cooking." While I have good and bad memories they start off good but end with me regretting all the candy. I eat all the candy and family cooking that results in me going into a food-coma. It is the only time to have an excuse to eat candy all day." Colleen Buffington/The Vista


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EDITOR

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Khea Pollard arts@usdvista.com

Anastasia Macdonald arts2@usdvista.com

Time and the Conways takes the Globe back in time By Leeza Earl STAFF WRITER

With a full audience, The Old Globe Theater presents the revival of J.B. Priestley’s “Time and the Conways.” In his touching drama of the Conways and their eventful lives in Britain between the wars, Priestley examines the driving forces of human existence, love, ambition and most of all, time. “There is a great demon in the universe…and we call it time,” Alan Conway said. He conjures a striking portrait of a family in which past and futures are intertwined. The curtains rise in an English country home in 1919 in the midst of a game of charades played by the young Conway family at a birthday party with their friends. Flashing forward to 1937 in the same house: the grown children have gathered to settle family accounts in a world not as bright as it was. For the Conway family, time is a kind of dream: their precious moments destinies are eternal. “Time and the Conways” had a slow start and did not get to the main point of the play until the end of the the director and writer were able to grab the audience’s attention and end strong. Relating this sense of time and family, Priestley was able to relay to the audience, a sense of time and family through one compelling line, “time doesn’t change people, it just moves us all along, one peep hole to the next.” While this sentiment was not stated until the end of act one, it was strongly shown in act two. The play may have taken longer to achieve its main goal, but the overarching topic and message was well received. “Time and Conways” examined the human perception of time versus the reality of time. Although the play dates back to WWI and WWII, the play was written in a way that is relatable to viewers in any time period. This play was directed perfectly by Rebecca Taichman who displayed writer’s J.B. Priestley’s vision tastefully. The actors performed remarkably considering they had to maintain a British accent throughout the show. The director utilized costumes and props to set the tone of the play, and succeeded in creating a complete and easy to follow production

Photos Courtesy of Jim Cox (from left) Amanda Quaid as Kay Conway, Leanne Agmon as Carol Conway, Rose Hemingway as Hazel Conway, and Kim Martin-Cotten as Mrs. Conway in J.B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways, directed by Rebecca Taichman, March 29 - May 4, 2014 at The Old Globe.

.Taichman has directed over 15 offBroadway productions and musicals across the country. Playwright J.B. Priestley born in 1894 in Bradford, England, and served in the British Army until 1919. He has written approximately 50 plays and dramatic adaptations, which are considered among the best of his time, including: “Dangerous Corner,” “I Have Been Here Before” and “Time and the Conways.” These plays were Dunne, the writer of the psychological mystery drama, “An Inspector Calls.” While Priestley was inspired by many, he continued to follow in the footsteps of writers like J.W. Dunne. Time and the Conways is playing at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park until May 4, with showings several times in each week. This is a very interesting and intellectual play that should be seen by all university students to obtain a different perspective on the relationship between time and people.

Photos Courtesy of Jim Cox (from left) Amanda Quaid as Kay Conway and Leanne Agmon as Carol Conway in J.B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways, directed by Rebecca Taichman, March 29 - May 4, 2014 at The Old Globe.

Odesza garners underground attention with Casbah crowd By Sean Murphy CONTRIBUTOR The deafening roar of a commercial airplane above Kettner boulevard perforated the damp night bass that escaped from the Casbah’s doors. With their spring tour midway through, Odesza and opening performer D33J had sold out the Casbah weeks in advance. On Wednesday, April 2nd, attendees were undoubtedly enticed by Odesza’s recent release of the popular EP “My Friends Never Die”, which hit #1 on “Hype Machine.” Inside, the venue was at capacity. Throngs of panting twenty-something college students were packed like and fro.Those who were interested in a more tame experience sat on barstools along the perimeter with strong drinks and an even better vantage point. Nonetheless, the energy of the crowd punctuated the atmosphere with a palpable vitality. However, at that precise moment, all within earshot had the privilege of exposing their musical palates to D33J. His experimental techno is laced with R&B and venomous guitar riffs. On the exterior, D33J purports a rare creative intensity, where his facial expressions are seemingly congruent with the concentration of an orchestra conductor. A frenzy of bobbing heads commenced to sway as D33J dropped the crowd-pleasing track “Drowning Pools.” An overhead projector cast a glimmering jungle backdrop behind D33J as he played. Mysteriously, the image remained unchanged the entire time he was on stage, obscuring his face. Later on in the set, D33J’s

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of a sonic cochlear rubdown. The L.A. producer has been Odesza’s supporting performance throughout their March/ April tour of the West Coast and Canada. D33J is also a contributing addition to the WEDIDIT collective. The up and coming California native had been initiated into the group by fellow artists such as Shlohmo, Ryan Hemsworth and RL Grime. Finally, the moment that all

had been waiting for had arrived. Anticipation for the Seattle production duo Odesza to enter the intimate setting had reached its threshold. After D33J wrapped up, Odesza’s crew set up an array of music production controllers without hesitancy. Otherwise known as MPC machines, these advanced devices are essentially compact electronic drum-kits programmed to sample one’s own sounds. Once the sound system was optimized for Odesza’s set, the performers mounted the stage. This came as a surprise to concertgoers who had yet to return to their friends with a fresh round of libations. Any amount of impatience was quelled once their glitch beats were unleashed upon the fortunate few in attendance. The duo, Harrison Mills, also known as Catacombkid, and Clayton Knight, and BeachesBeaches are from Western Washington University. Their music did all the talking that night, with little left said on the microphone. The pair performed with discipline as the speakers discharged melodic soaked melodies and arcing bass lines for which Odesza is well known. That evening, the crowd saw release, “Summer’s Gone,” including their hit track “How Did I Get Here.” At the point in the night when they played “IPlayYouListen” the heavy bass resonated throughout the entire club. Party people and posters on the wall vibrated in unison to Odesza as they combined drum solos and hip-hop grooves. Fans’ apparent adoration for Odesza’s showmanship made it all too clear that this pair has a promising future ahead of them. An ambitious display of accented piano chords and tranquil synthesizing certainly established Odesza’s seat next to celebrated acts like Purity Ring and Chvrches. With their performance at the Casbah last week taken into consideration, it is easy to picture them securing a place among the pantheon of major artists in electronic music. For now though, the mainstream can wait. Odesza surges onward atop a wave of underground popularity discernable crest in sight.


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Netflix originals leave movie theaters empty The Big Picture: Comparing Two Television Juggernauts By Henry Kittle CONTRIBUTOR a shift in viewership. Moviegoers are choosing to stay home and stream TV a school-wide email urging students to take advantage of their services, the Desk cited that 70 percent of internet streaming. Due to slower download network equipment with faster, new devices that can handle the heavy This is good news for students, who are increasingly skipping movie theatres and other forms of entertainment such as reading to enjoy TV shows from the comfort of their own dorms. With multiple seasons of hour long episodes, high budget shows Thrones provide viewers with richer story lines and long term satisfaction that cannot be matched by feature The palpable increase in video disappearance of drive-in movie theatres, cinemas could become a novelty destination in the not so distant

studios are desperate to reverse this trend, as they attempt to buy their way out of a hole, only putting themselves

marketing, the studio would have break even. The problem is that the movie industry has failed to adapt in a changing world. Thus far, advances in 3D technology on the big screen have been largely irrelevant. Furthermore, any major viewing improvements that occur for theatres will likely also become features of home screens. There are too many virtual distractions

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ARTS & CULTURE Dunkxchange turns the House of Blues into house of shoes San Diego shoe fanatics flock to the House of Blues for sneaker convention By Andres Garcia CONTRIBUTOR

Dunkxchange at the House of Blues Downtown March 29. Dunkxchange is a sneaker convention in which it welcomes vendors, buyers, sellers and artists who admire urban art. The event took place on the bottom level of the House of Blues in which vendors would set up their tables and begin swapping or selling their shoes. This event gave the local sneakerheads the opportunity to swap shoes they may have to their sizes or for a completely different shoe. The event was sponsored by a few local shops such as HDQTRS, Rosewood, Premier Fits, and the now mainstream shoe cleaner Jason Markk. Dunkxchange brought in around 800 people from Southern California. San Diego isn’t the biggest city in terms of a sneaker audience, but this event turned out to have a great outcome. If you aren’t that big into the shoe community, they also had numerous performers on stage throughout the event. The House of Blues stage was constantly in use by local artists trying to get their name out and show what they can do. The energy and excitement brought by each performer heightened the experience and went perfectly with House of Blues’ open bar. A DJ set by “1998” followed by lyrics from “Rossi,” “bdottwatt,” “Toshi”, and “Chuuwee.” They led the close of the event to the moment everyone had been waiting for.

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different vendors and sponsors. Shoes such as the “Air Jordan ‘Space Jam’ 11’s,” “Air Jordan Bred 1’s,” and the “Nike SB Tiffany Dunk High” were all

sneakerheads seeing the rarest of shoes cut up is the pride and joy of these artists. Another popular art form involving sneakers is the eye popping

was by Rosewood San Diego. They gave everyone a chance to purchase a

the same style deconstruction of shoes method to morph them into gas masks.

win the infamous “Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October” which sold on eBay for everyone on their toes and something to cheer for. Dunkxchange brought out the best in artists with their prime pieces. One vendor showed off his line of “Transshoeformers” in which urban artists cut up and make transformer-

for commission alone. San Diego’s sneaker community came out in full effect for Dunkxchange in hopes of bringing in a bigger and better venue in San Diego. The House of Blues served as the perfect place for an urban event to recognize this category of art and hobbies people have. Sneakerheads across Southern California wait patiently for the next

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Jesus walks across the big screen for the first time in years “Son of God” falls flat with Christian audience By Elizabeth Mok CONTRIBUTOR God” brought Christianity to movieboundaries in Christian communities, who recommend seeing “Son of God”, a movie only worth seeing if one is interested in watching a brief synopsis of an inaccurate portrayal of the life of Jesus. an evangelical tool, and a way to give Jesus to people who do not go to church, so it should be important to make sure audiences are given an accurate

portrayal of who Jesus really is, rather character. Christianity is a new theme for mainstream movie-goers, and “Son of God” is a huge step for independently of God” was at the top of the list of “movies to see” in many church communities even though there wasn’t much mainstream hype for the integration of Biblical scripture into the movie. Scenes gave actual references where passages were in the Bible. Most of the scripture stemmed from commonly read parables and stories that a christian audience would recognize.

The lack of advertisements for the movie showed that this small, people wouldn’t think of seeing. The faith-based marketing aspect of “Son of God” gathered large crowds, mainly from churches. The movie was talked up within youth groups and sold most tickets before the movie was released in theaters. “[This] pitch [for] the movie [was] thrown hard to religious leaders before its release. Evangelical pastors like Rick Warren rented out entire theaters, and Catholic bishops New Testament telling of Jesus’ life,” Burke said. Despite the movie’s popularity with religious audiences, it was

disappointing in a several ways. The visual images and the depiction of Jesus were less than evangelizing, the graphics lacked complexity.“Son of God” appeared to be either made for TV, or a straight to DVD movie, not for theaters. The actors did a great but the parts of the movie that were obviously computerized were not impressive at all. Audiences may assume that noncritics, but Christians are also viewing only provides an introduction to the Gospel according to John, and also leaves a lot of the story out of the plot. “There are … minor, but glaring errors

from Scripture. Jesus meets Simon alone on his boat and calling him Peter from the start; Jesus called Andrew and Simon together, and Peter was a name given him by Jesus after his introduction at that time (in the Gospel of John). The episode with Lazarus, which is dramatic enough in Scripture, is Hollywood-ized considerably: Jesus did not go inside the tomb, but called out, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ (John Morrisey said. As many say, and most believe, the book is better than the movie. In this case, the Bible will give a more accurate and more interesting story than this movie has created as its plot line.

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SPORTS And the number one pick is...

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MLB Teams begin regular season Five things to watch in 2014 By Matthew Roberson CONTRIBUTOR

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Connecticut Huskies win NCAA Championship UCONN becomes first No.7 seed to win title Wichita State Shockers, they faced defending champion Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen. In a game that went

By Hunter Jameson SPORTS EDITOR

was able to edge the Cardinals 7469 and ended the dream of a repeat champion. Freshman guard Aaron Harrison made a three-point shot with 39 seconds to go that sealed the win for the Wildcats. Harrison’s late-game heroics were not done, as he made the game winning shot with three seconds left against the University of Michigan to send his team to the Final Four. With 79, 238 people inside Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX waiting to see who would be crowned as champion, the entire nation sat in front of their televisions to watch the

On Monday April 7 the University of Connecticut Huskies captured their fourth NCAA Championship in men’s basketball since 1999. The Huskies came into the Championship as the No. 7 seed in the east region, and their opponent, the Kentucky Wildcats, as the No. 8 seed from the Midwest. Both to win it all. In 2011, former UCONN guard Kemba Walker led the Huskies to their third national championship after averaging 23.5 points per game. Senior guard Shabazz Napier played Walker’s role in the 2014 championship run. Napier averaged 18.0 points per game this season to lead the team, but he was more than just a scorer. Napier was the glue to UCONN’s offensive attack, contributing in every aspect of the game. After taking over for legendary coach Jim Calhoun two years ago, head coach Kevin Ollie found a way to lead this very young Huskies team to a Championship, despite being in the one of the youngest teams in the country. UCONN competes in the very competitive American Athletic Conference, which includes the 2013 National Champion University of Louisville Cardinals. Playing in such a helped UCONN late in the season. the championship, having to take down Villanova University and Iowa State in The Michigan State Spartans were rumored to one of the favorites to win the Championship, but the higher seeded Spartans did not intimidate the Huskies, as they advanced to the Final Four with a 60-54 win. The Huskies faced No. 1 overall seed Florida Gators, who had won

Neither of these teams were considered a “Cinderella” but their seeds say otherwise. The Huskies took an early lead that would carry into half time, 35-31. The game remained close up when it mattered most. The Huskies held Kentucky to two points during

30 games in a row heading into this matchup. The problem for the Gators was that their last lost happened to be to the Huskies on Dec. 2, 65-64. Beating a top team twice in one season is hard, but UCONN was able to advance to the Championship game with a 6353 victory. Junior forward DeAndre Daniels took advantage of the focus that Florida put on Napier by leading the team with 20 points. The University of Kentucky Wildcats has been one of the most in history. Kentucky is usually among the top in every year’s recruiting class and develops their players into strong NBA talents. The Wildcats won the National Championship in 2012 when they arguably had the most skilled

starting players in school history. Former Wildcat and current New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis was a dominant force in the paint and controlled the defense, standing 6’10 inches tall. Terrance Jones and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist completed the threeheaded monster that ultimately won them the title. Head coach John Calipari has done a tremendous job transitioning his freshman players from high school to college basketball, and often loses them to the NBA Draft after just one year. There is a possibility that all declare for the NBA Draft. Guards Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, forwards Juilius Randle and Alex Poythress, and center Dakari Johnson

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are all talented enough to declare They matter by reaching the championship game as freshman. The Wildcats started the year as the No. 1 team in the country but with so many talented teams this year, they were unable to hold this ranking for more than a few weeks. They eventually fell out of the top 25 and battled their way through a very tough southeastern Conference schedule. With all freshmen in their starting lineup, the Wildcats had a lot of learning to do but Calipari was able to prepare his team just in time for the NCAA Tournament. When the Wildcats were given the No. manageable situation. After eliminating the undefeated

was rewarded for his hard work by holding the ball in his hands as the clock struck zero. The UCONN bench went wild and streamers fell from the ceiling and every Connecticut fan in the nation was surely enjoying this shining moment. Napier was awarded MVP of the Final Four after recording 22 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists. This March Madness was but no doubt enjoyed during these past two weeks. The University of Connecticut has the chance to sweep the NCAA basketball championships, as the undefeated Lady Huskies take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the NCAA Women’s National Championship. History will be made regardless, as time in history.

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Baseball The USD Torero baseball team swept the Gonzaga University Bulldogs in a three game series that took place at Fowler Park. Over the staff only allowed two runs. With in West Coast Conference play and Connor Joe was named to the Johnny given to the nation’s top catcher. Junior pitcher Lucas Long played an integral role in the team’s success over the past over 11 innings in three games.

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Golf same location as the 2015 U.S Open

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Farm’s Collegiate in February. He most hopes to have the same success in this year’s championship starting April 14. Photo Courtesy of USD Men’s Golf

Men’s Tennis The USD men’s tennis team is against Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco during the past week will help carry the team’s Senior captain Clarke Spinosa is the recently broke the school record for most career doubles wins of all time. State.

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with impressive wins against UC Marymount and the University of San Francisco. The team celebrated senior have won seven of the last nine home win against the USF Dons with her singles victory. On April 15 the team will travel to San Diego State for a tough match against the Aztecs. The at the Barnes Tennis Center.

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