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In case you missed it: Our top five news stories of the week

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T.J. Mitchell shouts through a bullhorn at the football game against UNLV on Sept. 7 in Las Vegas.

A quick look at the Daily Wildcat’s top five news stories published this week.

1. New cabinet position to focus on UA, ABOR relations

– By Stephanie Casanova

UA President Ann Weaver Hart created a new cabinet position last week after the UA’s executive director and vice president of the Executive Office of the President resigned.

Hart announced via email on Friday that she would be adding the position Director of Arizona Board of Regents Relations to her office after J.C. Mutchler stepped down from his position as executive director and vice president in the president’s office due to a life-threatening illness.

“Ultimately, everything we do at the university is directly related to [the board’s] authority as the final governing body,” Hart said.

2. The inside life of an Arizona male cheerleader

– By Scarlett McCourt, Sports

There’s a stigma that cheerleading isn’t a sport, that a male cheerleader isn’t masculine, that you don’t have to be athletic to cheer. But the truth is, a lot of physical training goes into being a cheerleader.

James Hosobe, a junior in his second year on the squad, used to play football in high school. Hosobe came to terms with the fact that he wasn’t big enough to play football in college, but found his place in cheerleading.

Hosobe said the most important part of cheer training is technique. Having good technique is crucial — after all, a woman’s life is in his hands.

“Football is about getting big, big, big,” Hosobe said. “Cheer is about abs, abs, abs.”

3. Campus Candy robbery prompts investigation, questions of safety

– By Stephanie Casanova

The Tucson Police Department is investigating after a UA student was threatened at knifepoint while working at Campus Candy on University Boulevard.

Indiana Rodrigues, a psychology freshman, said she was working alone at the candy store on Tuesday night when a man in his late 30s walked in.

The man used a pen and a notepad to request candy, Rodrigues said. After turning away from him for a few seconds, Rodrigues turned back around to read “empty the register” on the man’s notepad.

“It just happened so fast, it didn’t really hit me,” Rodrigues said. “I may have cried for like 10 seconds but then I got stuff together and it was fine.”

4. UA Spring Fling to return to campus for first time in 15 years

– By Brittny Mejia

Planning is well underway for the 40th UA Spring Fling, which will be held on campus for the first time since 1999.

For at least the past four years, members of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona have been working with administration and the community to try to return Spring Fling, a student-run carnival, to campus. In April, ASUA members will see their efforts come to fruition.

“We’re just really excited to see how it goes,” said Morgan Abraham, ASUA president. “We’re focused on engaging the students, and we would love to have the biggest student-attended event in the history.”

5. UA club provides resources for business students

– By Maggie Driver

A new club on campus is helping young entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to life.

Startup Tucson is a city-wide organization that aims to grow the community through business ventures. Justin Williams, founder of Startup Tucson and president of the UA chapter, said he saw that there were entrepreneurs on campus and decided Startup Tucson needed to bring its resources to the university so students could use them to start their own companies.

“We’re just there as an outside party to help provide access to investors or experienced CEOs in a way that’d be really hard for a student who just showed up from Phoenix,” Williams said.

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