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    Trending up, trending down: April 3

    Trending Up

    Tweets about Gordon: With the commit of five star recruit Aaron Gordon, the University of Arizona community is buzzing with talk about how Gordon will immediately impact the Wildcats’ national championship chances next year. While all this talk is premature, since next season is still six months away, it’s interesting to see how much impact a high school student who’s good at basketball can have on the university community. Imagine if we had the same kind of reaction to a prestigious professor coming to teach. Perhaps that enthusiasm would result in a better UA education, to complement our great basketball team.

    Republicans coming out: Four Republicans have come out in support of gay marriage: Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.). This is a giant leap forward for gay rights and the Republican Party. After all, a CBS News survey taken in March found that 53 percent of the country thinks it should be legal for same-sex couples to marry. It’s good to see the Republican Party adapting to a changing national opinion.

    Trending Down

    Fraternities: The UA has kicked another fraternity off of campus. Pi Kappa Phi now joins Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Chi and Tau Kappa Epsilon on the list of fraternities that have had their chapter revoked. This is a testament to the UA’s cracking down on hazing within the greek community, because hazing has been a factor in all of the banishments. At this rate, there aren’t going to any fraternities left on campus. Is there something in the water on greek row? Or better yet, something in the alcohol?

    Ed Rush: The talk about Pac-12 coordinator of officials Ed Rush is dying down, or at least the conference is trying to make it die down. Rush is in trouble because he made jokes about giving a prize to any referee that gave Arizona head coach Sean Miller a technical foul during a game in the Pac-12 tournament. One referee actually did. It’s completely unacceptable that the conference is trying to shield Rush from any trouble, and it’s a complete abuse of power to make a “joke” that could influence how your employees act. It’s time for Rush to start looking for a new job.

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