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    Spirit will remain constant

    When the UA opened its doors in 1891, 32 students were enrolled and the largest, and only, building on campus was Old Main. Today, the university is home to 38,057 students, an internationally acclaimed college of management and a stellar athletics program. One can only imagine what another 125 years will bring.

    The UA will become the one and only university in the state, incorporating both Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. The athletics program, already one of the best in the nation, will be the envy of the world. Our basketball and football teams will become leading members of the Pacific 10 Conference.

    The university will undoubtedly continue its record of academic excellence, beating out Harvard, Princeton and Yale in college rankings. More than 1,000 fields of study will be offered, some of which will include hovercraft technology and interplanetary exploration. Furthermore, exorbitant budget cuts of the past will be no more since the state’s Democratic Party will establish a permanent majority in Arizona’s Legislature.

    But what will never change is the university’s spirited student body. In 125 years, the sands of time will transform the university into an institution very different from what it is today, but UA’s school spirit will forever remain.

    — Nyles Kendall is a political science junior.

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