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‘UArizona’ makes it on SNL’s Weekend Update

TUCSON —The University of Arizona’s decision to refer to the school as “UArizona” made it to Weekend Update on Saturday’s episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

Host Colin Jost said, “Is it just me, or does the ‘UArizona’ sound like the punchline to a joke about Arizona stereotypes?” he followed with “like if you’ve ever gotten a DUI in a golf cart, ‘UArizona.’”

The University announced Monday that they were changing the way the school would be referred to on second reference.

According to UArizona officials, this new abbreviation will help improve search engine optimization, which will, in theory, make it easier for the public to find the University of Arizona related content more quickly.

Clara Lovell

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