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    AZSO boys take turn on catwalk

    AZSO boys take turn on catwalk

    Free hot dogs, cupcakes and boys in their swimsuits – just a typical Tuesday night at Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall.

    Arizona Sonora held their first “”Mr. AZ-SO”” man-pageant last night in the lobby of the residence hall. Five brave residences competed in three different categories: a talent portion, swimsuit competition, and question section.

    Michael Riley, Stephen Telekesy, Jesse Rosenstock, Matthew Butrimovitz and Jake Arriola all strutted their stuff and showcased their talents to try winning the crowd’s favor.

    After the tallies were counted and the crowd cheered for their favorite, Matthew Butrimovitz, a pre-business freshman, was crowned “”Mr. AZ-SO.””

    “”I’ve been working on this all year, you have no idea, I’ve been going to the gym everyday,”” Butrimovitz said. “”It’s a great way to give back to the community.””

    Gift baskets were awarded to first, second and third prize winners.

    “”I’m kinda bummed I spent a lot of money at Target the other day cause now I have all this (free stuff),”” Butrimovitz said.

    During the question section, the boys were asked how they would improve Arizona-Sonora.

    Rosenstock, a pre-business sophomore, said food in the lobby would be a good addition to the residence hall.

    “”We should just build an underground railroad from the (Park Student Union) to the lobby,”” he said.

    Butrimovitz wanted to alter the way in which resident assistants were assigned.

    “”I think there should be girl RAs on the guy’s floors and guy RAs on the girl’s floors,”” he said.

    One of the event organizers, Katelin Herron, a veterinary science freshman, said she was a little worried about how the event would turnout.

    “”I was so surprised when all these people started showing up,”” she said. “”It’s hard getting so many people to come down on a school night.””

    Arizona-Sonora Community Director Fatou Mbye said, after the event, that she was very proud of her hall-council.

    “”They worked really hard to get our students excited and involved,”” she said. “”We weren’t sure how it was going to turn out but in the end we pulled through.””

    Ryan Kreisberg, optical engineering junior and Arizona-Sonora RA, served as the master of ceremonies for the night, he said he was very pleased with the contestants and crowd turnout.

    “”I wasn’t expecting it, they got really psyched to see their guy friends get into it,”” he said.

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