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Thursday, March 3, 2005

3,806 vote in primaries


UA students broke records the past two days in the highest voter turnout in an ASUA primary election since 1989.

A total of 3,806 students voted in the primary election, which is about 1,300 more than last year's primary turnout, topping the 2004 general election by 203 votes, according to the election tally.

Associated Students of the University of Arizona election commissioner Adam Falck said the high voter turnout was a direct result of the specific instruction given to the candidates on how to run an effective campaign. [Read article]

· Graduate students support lower increase
· UA South proposed elimination not likely
· Livengood: Time now to fix academic issues
· UA Idol fundraiser to raise money for Day of Silence
· Fast Facts

Men's Hoops: Headin' Home


Senior center Frye ready for final hometown matchup vs. ASU

Channing Frye may be traveling to his hometown of Phoenix this weekend to face rival ASU, but to the UA men's basketball team's four-year starting center, hitting the couch is just as nice as hitting the court.

"I go home, jump in my boxers and sit on my couch and play with my dogs. Maybe jump in the pool," he said with a grin. "Other than that, I'm pretty much a bum when it comes to being at home." [Read article]

· Men's Hoops Notes: Pac-10's top award still up for grabs
· No. 6 Laxcats dominated 12-1 by No. 5 Wolverines
· Men's swim tied for 2nd at Pac-10 championships
· Men's tennis to face former coach in San Diego

Next Week's ASUA winners face bar set high

If you care about student representation at the UA, then this week and the next are the most important of the year. Primary elections finished yesterday, and now the field for executive positions is narrowed down to two each.

But it feels the same now as it does any year during Associated Students of the University of Arizona elections. Popular faces are running on seemingly empty platforms. Many of the candidates seem to be obsessed with themselves and don't seem to care a lick about students. The candidates pledge to increase student awareness in ASUA, which seems like a self-proselytizing campaign promise. It's like saying "vote for me because I will make you more aware of me." Passion for the job does not mean inspiring passion in yourself, but inspiring passion and confidence in your ability to lead on issues that the student body cares about. [Read article]

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Latest Issue: March 3, 2005


When Saul Williams puts beats to his poetry, the man becomes more than just an emcee or a modern troubadour.

He becomes what we all fantasize being: a rock star.

Having released his self-titled album in September, Williams returns to Tucson next Wednesday to give us all a taste of his latest poetic musings when he performs at City Limits.

Most reputably known as one of the most talented spoken word poets the world has ever seen, Williams is an actor, a rapper, a singer and a preacher. And he's actually good at them all, but doesn't take kindly to his music being categorized. [Read article]

(Updated) Tucson and Campus Calendar
(Due to the layout errror yesterday, the calendar was incorrect. This is the updated calendar.)

Tomlin brings her act to Hillel
Brothers put the 'Grimm' in tales
Curses! Scott Baio is back!
Symphony highlights Ives' career
Organ Festival honors slain prof
The Robot Ate Me speaks volumes
CD Reviews: A Static Lullaby, Tori Amos, The Robot Ate Me
Book Review: Mediocre 'Rigby' disappoints
Latest Issue: February 22, 2005

Hookah offers safe and relaxing alternatives

College students are always looking for the newest, hippest and easiest trends to keep their bored little minds occupied. While smoking weed will always be fashionable, it's illegal too. As an alternative, locals, young and old, are getting together to smoke the legal way, with the help of the hookah.

The pastime has become even more popular in Tucson since Roger Smiley and his wife Sarah opened Smiley's Ultimate Hookah Lounge and Coffee last year. [Read article]


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