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Monday, September 26, 2005

Arizona women’s basketball star Shawntinice Polk dead at 22


University of Arizona women's basketball team center Shawntinice Polk collapsed at the McKale Center on Monday and died, according to a university release. The Family Studies and Human Development senior had not been working out or practicing when she collapsed about midmorning Monday, according to the university. Polk, a 6-foot-5-inch, center, was taken to University Medical Center afterward. “This is a tragic day for Shawntinice's family and for the University of Arizona ,” athletic director Jim Livengood said in the release. “We simply feel for everyone who knew this wonderful young woman.”

Polk was a preseason Wade Trophy candidate and Wooden Award candidate for the 2005-2006 season. She was Arizona’s career leader in double-doubles with 46 after just three season at Arizona.

Students hit by Rita's wrath


The hurricane that struck the Gulf Coast Saturday also impacted students at the UA, including the student body president who is gone this week after leaving to help his family in Texas.

Cade Bernsen, Associated Students of the University of Arizona president, left Friday evening for Beaumont, Texas, one of the cities hit hardest by Hurricane Rita, the second hurricane to pummel the Gulf Coast region in four weeks.

Erin Hertzog, ASUA executive vice president, will act in Bernsen's place while he is gone, which he said will probably last at least a week. As part of her duties Hertzog will give a speech on Wednesday at the Campaign Arizona ceremony and attend the Arizona Board of Regents meeting Thursday and Friday, said Tyler Carrell, ASUA chief of staff. [Read article]

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· Greeks get educated on sex assault prevention
· Quick Hits
· Winning war for philanthropy
· Luncheon raises $5,400
· Professors show off high-flying aircraft
· Fast Facts

Cats get down to business


No. 15 Arizona starts Pac-10 play with two sweeps

The No. 15 Arizona volleyball team wasted no time this weekend, earning back-to-back sweeps over Oregon and Oregon State at McKale Center to begin Pacific 10 Conference play.

The Wildcats (10-1, 2-0 Pac-10) defeated Oregon (10-3, 0-2 Pac-10) Saturday night (30-20, 30-19, 30-25), as they hit .364 for the match while holding the Ducks to a .200 hitting percentage. Arizona collected seven service aces compared to just one for Oregon. [Read article]

· Practice injury sidelines Rodgers
· Miller's hat trick punctuates soccer's weekend split
· Gaub's gospel: Soccer apathy pathetic across U.S., UA
· Rita roughens tough weekend for women's golf
· Rain can't dampen weekend victories for men's tennis
· Top cats

The hypocrisy of patriotism


Far away in the country of Iraq thousands of American soldiers are fighting to protect our freedom.

They believe they are fighting the war on terror, fighting to stop the spread of terrorism and keeping Americans safe and free from fear.

Locally, at an Arizona Stadium crowded with thousands of people, the national anthem is drowned out by the cheers of obnoxious drunk college students shouting, "F!#@ Purdue" at the top of their lungs.

Is it just me, or does something not add up? [Read article]

· Swimming in the desert
· Mailbag

Latest Issue: September 22, 2005


"Mockingbirds echo rockin' sound of '80s

Think of it as the decade that just won't die.

We may be well into the 21st century but that 10-year span between 1980 and 1989 will not go quietly into the abyss. And if local cover band The Mockingbirds has anything to say about it, then the decade of Reagonomics, legwarmer chic and pre-Kabbalah Madonna will continue to live on.

The Mockingbirds have been around for seven years. Most of the original members of this band, however, moved to San Diego two years ago. Jason Claybaugh, lead singer and bassist, is the only original member who remains." [Read article]

· Tucson and campus calendar
· Scatter shot
· Just Like Heaven' more like hell
· Commentary: Doctors to Spears: Contraceptive jelly not meant to be used on toast
· The Fiery Furnaces heat up Solar Culture
· 'Moliére Than Thou' reaches college level
· Author Hornby combines suicide with slapstick
· Erin McKeown a one-woman show
· You always remember your first time
· 'Office' alumni bring the funny with 'Extras'
· The Dimes prove they're no cheap talent
· Meatyard exhibition: Sounds like a porno ... but it's not
· Big AZ Music Festival highlights local scene
· Sweaty assclowns distract from Oasis

Latest Issue: September 20, 2005


More than a pop culture phenomenon, yoga is growing as a route to spirituality

Spirituality has rapidly become one of the fads popularized by mainstream media and celebrities, whether it is Madonna plugging Kabbalah or Sting sculpting his body with yoga. But the practice of yoga has 5,000-year-old roots and is much more complex than its popular portrayal.

Yoga, in general, combines spiritual, physical and emotional practices to form a deeper connection with one's self and the outer world. However it is not limited to a singular definition and seems to take on a different meaning to everyone who practices. [Read article]


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