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Candidates set for race 2 downtown residents prepared to face off in April 2 election for alder seat on City Council Sarah Eucalano City Hall Editor The Madison community is gearing up for the approaching District 2 election that will take place in the beginning of April to choose an alder who will represent the area in the City Council. The current incumbent, Bridget Maniaci, will not seek re-election. Voters will have their choice April 2 between Ledell Zellers, an active member of the local neighborhood association, or Bryan Post, a University of Wisconsin graduate and Democratic Party of Wisconsin employee. Each candidate said he or she wants to listen to and work closely with the members of District 2’s diverse community, which includes homeowners, renters, students, young professionals and members of sororities, fraternities and co-ops. Both candidates agree it is important to maintain the district’s unique character, but they each have their own perspective on how to do so. Zellers said she is against the controversial Iota Court development, which is slated to be built in the Langdon

neighborhood. She said the student-oriented apartment building is too massive and does not fit in with the neighborhood’s character. Post said he supports the Iota Court development because it is energy efficient and allows for more affordable housing, something he would like to see more of in District 2. He said in 15 or 20 years, residents in the area will look back and see that the development enhanced the neighborhood’s character. Zellers, who has served on various government boards and is an active member of the local neighborhood association, said she would advocate to improve safety measures, make the district more walkable, create affordable housing and see the current character of the Langdon neighborhood respected. She said as alder, she will listen to and inform her constituents. “That’s what I think is really important about an alder,” she said. “Providing information and listening to the residents of the district.” She said she would like to see the Saferide program reinstated, and she plans to help launch two housing-

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Even though large artists such as Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are confirmed to perform in London, it is currently unknown who will perform in Madison May 13.

Details on Yahoo! fest unclear Headliners not known yet; Timberlake, Ocean possible for other locations Julia Skulstad Senior Campus Editor Madison is among the 21 cities that will host an international music tour this spring. The tour is set to come to Madison May 13. Although lineups are not officially announced, the tour, called “Yahoo! on the Road,” will feature artists such as Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Macklemore and Ryan

Lewis, with special guests Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and Trey Songz, Billboard reported Thursday last week. Yahoo!’s official tour website states the threemonth tour starting in May will encompass 32 performers, ten comedians and one yodeler, reaching audiences spanning New York, Chicago, Paris and London, to name a few. Other details about the Madison event were not

available. The festival is a somewhat unexpected addition to Madison’s music scene, which will include another new music event on May 4. Frank Productions’ spokesperson Charlie Goldstone said “Yahoo! on the Road” could either be a major festival or one very small stop within the larger tour. Associated Students of Madison Vice Chair

Maria Giannopoulos, who is among the student leaders involved with the alternative Mifflin Block Party music festival Revelry to take place May 4, said she thinks Yahoo! could have picked a much better day to come to Madison. The event might draw some people, Giannopoulos said, but because May 13 is the

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Craft beer sales increase in state Sarah Eucalano City Hall Editor

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New Glarus, one of Wisconsin’s most popular craft brewing companies, has increased in popularity because young adults are starting to care more about their quality of alcohol, according to the founder.

The Brewers Association released new figures on the growth of craft breweries in the United States Wednesday, which showed a growth in Wisconsin’s local breweries. According to a Brewers Association statement, there has been a net increase of 366 breweries in the country during 2012, which brings the total to 2,403 — the highest it has been since the 1880s. Craft brew sales were up 6.5 percent in 2012, compared to overall beer sales in the United States, which are up 0.9 percent, the statement said. Deb Carey, the president and founder of New Glarus Brewing Company, attributes

the rise in craft beer’s popularity to the increasing amount of people who are becoming more aware of the quality of its foods and drinks. “It’s not just beer,” she said. “It’s coffee, chocolate, cheese, ethnic food — good beer is part of that movement.” The New Glarus Brewing Company began in 1993 and has been growing in the double digits ever since, Carey said. She said the company has made more than 60 different beers and beer brands, but it usually keeps a rotation of 20 beers each year. She said the company’s growth has led to an $11 million expansion, which will be finished next year.

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Voucher system likely for local public schools INSIDE Polo Rocha Senior Legislative Editor A top Madison school district official joined a few other school districts Tuesday in talking about how Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed voucher school expansion would affect them. Rep. Sondy Pope, D-Cross Plains, held a conference call that included officials from Madison, Superior, West Allis-West Milwaukee and Kenosha. They all face an expansion of voucher schools in their districts, which means taxpayers would give families vouchers to attend private schools. A majority

of Senate Republicans disagree with Walker’s proposal as written, so there will likely be some changes to it. Madison Metropolitan School District Chief of Staff Steve Harvey said voucher schools do not face the same standards and often do not provide better results. “Our concerns are really around accountability to the public and also that vouchers do not necessarily raise achievement,” Harvey said. As voucher costs would be taken from public school budgets, Harvey said that was also a major concern. MMSD is still working on estimating how

much the expansion would impact taxpayers and the district’s budget, he said. Walker’s plan calls for an expansion of voucher schools in nine districts, adding to the existing programs in Racine and Milwaukee. Those school districts were targeted because they have more than 4,000 students and have at least two schools that scored a D or F in the school report cards that rolled out last year. But the report cards were also a target of criticism from the school officials, as they noted the report cards are new and were not meant to be used right away. Brian Vissers, a

WAWM School District spokesperson, said voucher schools would not be subject to the same report cards, which was originally intended. “If voucher schools had the same accountability standards as public education, then maybe we could understand a little better, but that’s not the case,” Kenosha Superintendent Michele Hancock said. In an email to The Badger Herald, School Choice Wisconsin President Jim Bender said voucher schools will be included eventually, after they implement a statewide student information program.

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The public largely does not understand the voucher school proposal, or that there needs to be a strong grassroots effort, Pope said. In a Marquette University Law School statewide poll released Tuesday, 49 percent of those polled said they did not know enough or do not know what they think of voucher schools. While 27 percent support voucher schools, 24 percent do not. In Milwaukee, where voucher schools have been in place for about 20 years, 34 percent support voucher schools and 21 percent do not.

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City Council questions affordability of housing Sarah Eucalano City Hall Editor City Council approved plans Tuesday to demolish three downtown apartments and build new student-oriented housing in its place. The three apartment buildings to be demolished are currently located on 415 W. Johnson St., 226 N. Broom St. and 424 W. Dayton St. The project developers will be required to work to save many of the urban trees involved in the project and install crossing lights for pedestrians next to the development, according to a City Council statement. Along with attracting students, the project also hopes to attract young professionals and long-term residents, the statement said. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said the old development had one of the only in-ground swimming pools in downtown Madison, which will also be

included in the new project. Construction on the project will begin after the current tenants’ leases expire in the middle of August this year, he said. The approval of the development project raised concerns about the lack of affordable housing in Madison. The developer is required to work with the tenants of the current apartments to find a place to relocate to when their current homes are demolished, according to the statement. Many City Council members said this is not enough and more should be done to create more affordable housing. Verveer said classifying the new development as affordable housing is an overstatement. He said the owner of the development was not even aware the new apartment was called affordable housing. “Affordable housing clearly is an issue, and we need to acknowledge that tonight,” Verveer said. “What will be constructed

cannot be considered affordable in our community.” Ald. Larry Palm, District 15, said there is little economic incentive to reduce or lower rent to attract tenants. When new apartment buildings were constructed in the past, he said, other apartments would lower their rent in order to better compete for tenants. He said this is no longer the case. “We’re in a very difficult time for our rental house market,” Palm said. Palm said under current laws, it is difficult for the city to require developers to provide affordable housing. He said the city needs to rethink how the council manages housing. It is imperative the City Council adopts a measure to allow affordable housing to be a determinant for demolition and construction of housing, Palm said. Mayor Paul Soglin reminded City Council it

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Although some City Council members feel the city is lacking affordable housing in the downtown area, Mayor Paul Soglin claims he has tried to address it in Madison for years. had attempted to create more affordable housing in the city a few years ago, with a policy called inclusionary zoning. He said this policy did not successfully create affordable housing; rather, it cost the city $6 million and “terrified” developers. Soglin said cities, such as Chicago and Miami, have

Walker says tax cuts benefit middle class Polo Rocha Senior Legislative Editor The Wisconsin Department of Revenue emphasized Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed income tax cut would largely benefit the middle class Tuesday, a characterization Democrats disagreed with. Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler said although all taxpayers benefit from the proposed tax cut, the middle class benefits the most percentage-wise. He defended the income tax cut proposal at his department’s budget briefing in the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. The tax cut is necessary to bring the state closer to the national average, as individual

income taxes in Wisconsin are currently 26 percent higher, Chandler said. “Taxes will be reduced for all taxpayers, whether you’re paying in that first bracket or whether you’re in one of the higher brackets,” Chandler said. “All taxpayers will see decreases … but the majority of the relief is dedicated to the middle class.” The proposed $343 million tax cut over the next two years reduces the bottom three of five tax rates. The bottom tax rate for an individual includes income less than $10,750, the second lowest is $21,490 and the third bracket is $161,180, according to DOR. Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, JFC co-chair, said Walker’s definition of the

middle class includes people making between $35,000 and $100,000. According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, 49.2 percent of the tax cut’s total dollar amount would go to those making above $100,000. Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, said that shows the tax cut is not as helpful to the middle class. “That seems to be askew if the goal really is to help those people making $35,000 to $100,000 — to have half of it go to the top 20 percent,” Mason said. But Chandler said the top 20 percent has about 51 percent of the state’s total adjusted income and currently pays 61 percent of income taxes. He said it was important to

put all of those numbers into context. “The smaller percentage of relief, if applied to a very large existing tax liability, may mean a larger dollar reduction for some people above the middle class than middle class taxpayers,” Chandler said. “That’s just because they’re paying at a very high tax level.” The average family of four making $80,607 would get a tax cut of $212 over the next two years, which Democrats have said is not even enough to pay for a Taco Bell meal every month. Sen. Bob Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie, said DOR’s proposed budget is also unfair to lowincome taxpayers, while holding back on enforcement for large companies due to

Venture capital fund to invest in new companies $30 million will go toward businesses that focus efforts on information technology, software startups Julia Skulstad Senior Campus Editor A new $30 million venture capital fund that is the result of a collaboration between the State of Wisconsin Investment Board and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will focus on information technology and software startups. The function of the fund will be to invest in earlystage companies focused on information technologies and software, according to WARF Assistant Portfolio Manager Craig Heim. Gov. Scott Walker expressed his enthusiasm about the venture capital fund between these two organizations in a statement Tuesday. With an initial

nearly solved the problem by giving density bonuses for affordable housing. He encouraged Madison to model their affordable housing policy after those cities. Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, District 12, said there are a range of policy options available for the city to evaluate.

investment of $30 million, Walker added, the fund will succeed in targeting and focusing on information technology startups in Wisconsin. “I am excited about the prospects of this venture capital,” Walker said in the statement. “Investing in new or expanding businesses is just one of the important ways we demonstrate our shared commitment to improving the business climate in Wisconsin.” The fund, named 4490 Ventures, is a legal partnership between WARF and SWIB, according to SWIB spokesperson Vicki Hearing. The name of the fund comes from the 44 degrees north latitude and 90 west

longitude lines at the center of the state of Wisconsin, according to a University of Wisconsin statement. Discussions about 4490 Ventures started about 18 months ago, according to Hearing. She said the partnership stems out of the experience that both organizations have. While it is clear WARF and SWIB are partnering to form this fund, it will be a separate standalone company, Heim said. He said WARF brings a technology perspective and SWIB brings a strong perspective of the state of Wisconsin as a whole. “If you look at it that way, it’s a good partnership,” Heim said. “It seems like it’s a good relationship for what both organizations bring to the

TOUR, from 1 Monday of finals week, she said she does not know how many students will attend. “Really, I think that finals are way more important than going to a music festival,” Giannopoulos said. “I have two finals on Tuesday, so I won’t be there.” Giannopoulos said she believes student response will depend on what musical artists are involved. She said she is interested to see what Yahoo! has to offer, but having the festival visit Madison during finals week might not be a good idea. According to Goldstone, the festival would have to take place at a large venue such as the Kohl Center, if not a bigger location.

table.” Historically, because investments tend to focus on the life sciences rather than software and information technology, WARF and SWIB see a good opportunity in this field, Heim said. Most information technology and software startups, Heim said, are more capita efficient, meaning investors can do more with less with these companies versus those pertaining to life science opportunities that require more capital. WARF and SWIB’s efforts will not be limited to the university, Heim said. He said they will have the opportunity to invest in companies across the state of Wisconsin. Heim said both

Madison does not typically see large acts like Jay-Z or Justin Timberlake visit, Goldstone said, because it does not have a large enough facility to handle major concerts. He said the Alliant Energy Center’s Coliseum is too small and difficult for students to get to, and the Kohl Center is not open to artists. “Without a facility like the Kohl Center,” Goldstone said. “It’s almost impossible to bring big name acts to Madison.” In the past, Goldstone said, Frank Productions has brought artists such as Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Tom Petty and Brittney Spears to the Kohl Center. But, he added, because the Kohl Center stopped holding major concerts around 2007, the

organizations consider the state to be a really good investment opportunity due to the information technology clusters within the Wisconsin, compared with the amount of venture capital in the state. Particularly, he added, because there is so little venture capital coming into the state, yet the cluster itself is reasonable. There is a need for more venture capital funds in the state of Wisconsin, according to Hearing. She said venture capital funds are not as common in places like Chicago, Wisconsin and Minnesota as they are on the west and east coasts. “There might be a really good idea here [in Wisconsin],” Hearing said.

city misses out by not being able to host artists there. Giannopoulos said Yahoo! could struggle with attaining the proper permit to secure a city location to host the event. She said the process might be difficult because, with the event scheduled during finals, people might be more hesitant to allow a disruptive event take place on the University of Wisconsin campus. “Finals need to be quiet [to] promote academic learning and thriving on exams,” Giannopoulos said. There is no way an artist would be able to perform on a place like Bascom Hill, Giannopoulos argued. She said she does not think anyone would let Yahoo! amplify music on campus while people are studying or taking exams.

fear of business uncertainty. “It sounds like it’s open season on low-income taxpayers in this state,” Wirch said. Earlier in the day, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch had also highlighted the proposed tax cut, calling it the first across-the-board tax cut since 1999, when Walker served in the Assembly. He said that was only possible because of Walker’s “prudent” fiscal decisions two years ago. Rep. Jon Richards, D-Milwaukee, said Walker has a long way to go to bring the state back, noting a Bureau of Labor Statistics report this week that ranked Wisconsin at 44th in job creation.

RACE, from 1 related committees that will focus on policy and landlord-tenant relations. She said she wants the development on East Washington Avenue to continue because the increased density will support businesses and increase walkability. Post, a UW graduate with an engineering degree, currently works for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Post said as an alder, he will work on a variety of issues, which include improving transportation, helping the homeless and increasing energy efficiency. He said the main issue he will work on will be creating more affordable housing. “I want to improve accessibility to affordable housing to make it easier to rent and live in the district,” he said. “We need a forward-thinking development.” He said more affordable housing will also provide a solution to homelessness and poverty. Maniaci has endorsed Post because, she said, he will move the district forward and. She said that as a recent graduate in his late 20s, Post can better relate to the large population of students who live in the district. Maniaci said being an alder will consume the life of whoever wins the race, but she also advises her successor to remember everyone they represent. “Work to serve all of your constituents — not just your loudest ones, not just the most vocal ones or the ones who come to all of the meetings,” she said.


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Even though the Department of Administration drafted a scope statement emergency rules against the protesters, the American Civil Liberties Union finds it unnecessary.

DOA hopes to further crackdown Tighter rules drafted after history of complications between police and Capitol protesters Julia Skulstad Senior Campus Editor A scope statement approved by Gov. Scott Walker furthers the process to fast track emergency rules that will take action against Capitol protestors. Department of Administration spokesperson Stephanie Marquis said DOA submitted a scope statement on the drafting of emergency rules to the Legislative Reference Bureau in an email to The Badger Herald. Emergency rules will not be issued, she added, until after the statement is published April 1. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, said Walker approved the scope statement Friday. She added DOA staff should have the emergency rules drafted at any time. The emergency rules will “codify” a policy that has in place for several years and update the rule to conform

with recent court rulings, Marquis said. DOA does not anticipate these rule changes will have any new impact on those who follow the permit process, she added. Taylor said emergency rules are defined as being appropriate only if the preservation of public peace, health, safety or welfare necessities bypass normal rule-making process. She said she is not sure how DOA could possibly justify the need for emergency rules in this instance. The fact is, Taylor said, there have not been any major incidents that would give way to public safety issues. Taylor said the rules probably do not specifically target the Solidarity Singers, a group of protesters that sings daily in the rotunda at noon, but she said they are certainly one of the big targets. “This is a total ploy to continue to cite people to get them to shut up in the

Capitol,” Taylor said. The bottom line, Taylor said, is they are trying to crack down on “legitimate expressive speech.” She said the Walker administration has issued more than 100 citations to people singing or carrying a sign and not one has been successfully prosecuted, as most cases are dismissed. There is no “emergency” requiring these rules, Marquis said. Classifying these rules as an emergency ensures they are adopted sooner, she added, because, by the time rules go through the full legislative process, the administrative rule process takes approximately one year. Marquis said she heard the rumor that the DOA is “changing the rules because they are unconstitutional.” She said the permit process is constitutional and added the new rules simply update Wisconsin’s Administrative Code, which has been in place since 1979 to protect

the safety of the Capitol and the public. American Civil Liberties Union Legal Director Larry Dupuis said ACLU filed a lawsuit against DOA and the Capitol Police Department over their enforcement of the permit rules as they currently stand. He said the ACLU claims the permit rules unconstitutionally violate the First Amendment. “The timing suggests that it’s in response to all the failures that they’ve had in prosecuting cases who have been protesting without a permit,” Dupuis said. “That seems to be the main motivation.” Dupuis said what is really driving the need for emergency rules is not an emergency; rather, it is just the DOA’s frustration with not being able to effectively prosecute people. He said DOA is trying to circumvent the normal process without a true emergency to justify its actions.

Assembly Republicans voiced concerns Tuesday over the level of borrowing and increase in state employees in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget on the first budget briefing hearing. During Tuesday’s Joint Finance Committee meeting, a number of Republicans told Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch they were still worried about parts of Walker’s proposed budget. Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, a JFC co-chair, said he was concerned over the $1 billion in borrowing and 710 additional state employees. “I don’t think you probably put on your brochure that you were going to grow the size of government,” Nygren told Huebsch. Huebsch defended both parts of the budget, calling the staffing increases necessary and adding the borrowing was needed to fund major infrastructure projects. The staffing increases are largely concentrated in the transportation, health and revenue departments, according to a Legislative Fiscal Bureau analysis. The Department of Transportation positions, Huebsch said, would reduce the number of contractors they have, saving money for the agency. The Department of Revenue employees would help ensure the state brings in the money it is supposed to in taxes, and the health department officials would work to implement health care changes, he said. “In the end, money for the most part will be saved by adding some of these individuals,” he said, calling it a “counterintuitive” proposal. Much of the more than $1 billion in borrowing, also known as bonding, will go toward funding transportation projects,

including major ones like Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge and Zoo Interchange. A Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday showed 24 percent of Wisconsinites favored borrowing for highway projects and 51 percent would cut highway spending, despite that creating project delays. Huebsch said the Legislature can choose to put off some of the projects, but that most will have to get done within the next 10 years. He said they were included in the budget because of their low interest rates. “We’re choosing to do those [projects] right now while bonding is relatively inexpensive,” Huebsch said. Rep. Dean Knudson, R-Hudson, asked whether this level of bonding would be the “new normal,” but Huebsch said once these major projects are completed, there would not be too many long-term projects. Knudson said he was concerned this budget would be making commitments for future legislatures on principal payments for bonding. Rep. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, said those payments would lead to the state eventually paying more for those debt payments than future transportation projects. Huebsch also talked about why transportation is at a “perfect storm.” He said the state has major projects to fund, but is also suffering from the effects of past legislatures taking money from the transportation budget and using it for other purposes. A legislative-appointed transportation committee had recommended earlier this year the state reinvest in its infrastructure. But, along with that, the committee had also recommended a gas tax increase and an increase in registration fees. Republican leaders rejected increasing user fees.

Wisconsin Energy Institute to publicly open in early April Molly Coplan Herald Contributor The Wisconsin Energy Institute, which represents the sustainable and collaborative research it houses to find new ways to reduce and conserve energy, will open to the public in early April. The institute is a metacenter, connecting energy researchers from across campus and multiple disciplines, WEI spokesperson Ben Miller said in an email to The Badger Herald. He said the center brings together

scientists from two different colleges and nine academic apartments. “WEI provides a new approach to tackling largescale societal challenges,” Miller said. Miller said challenges like energy are not necessarily recognized in the traditional university boundaries like departments or colleges. The institute can be described in two different ways, according to WEI spokesperson Falicia Hines. The first, she said, is that it is a sustainable facility that is home to labs researching groundbreaking new ways to conserve energy.

Man detained after elevator violence Sarah Eucalano City Hall Editor Police took a male suspect into custody Tuesday morning after he allegedly threw a female victim into an elevator. The Madison Police Department detained a 27-year-old man after he threw a woman into the elevator of an apartment building on the 1000 block of West Johnson Street and continued to forcefully restrain her against her will, according to a MPD statement. The screams of the 22-year-old victim caused people in the area to come to the woman’s aid, pull the man away from her

and restrain him until police arrived to the scene, the statement said. Even though the suspect has been detained, he has not been officially arrested, according to the statement. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, called the incident “extremely scary.” He said he was relieved the victim did not suffer any serious physical injuries. “I’m relieved there were good Samaritans in the building that came to the aid of the victim,” Verveer said. “Who knows what could have happened if there weren’t good Samaritans? It could have escalated into a more violent episode.”

The second, Hines added, is the aspect of the facility. She said this includes what occurs beyond the bounds of the building and connects faculty and students with new sustainable energy research. Hines said the facility contains multidisciplinary research from different colleges and different parts of campus, and is a collaborative space for researchers that would have otherwise been separated. The goal of the facility, according to Hines, is to connect various existing energy-related research so the WEI can be a hub to people in the state and

throughout the nation. “The WEI contains cutting-edge research and game-changing energy discoveries,” Hines said. Of the many sustainable features of the building, Hines said one is that it utilizes natural lighting through wall to ceiling windows as a way to harness lighting and reduce energy usage. Other interesting features of the building, Hines said, include the bioenergy reservation gardens on the outside of the building. She said these gardens serve as a miniature model for some of the research taking place in

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director of promotions at Ale Asylum, said she attributes the increase in microbreweries’ popularity to people becoming more socially conscientious. She said people want to support local businesses and drink beer that is in closer alignment to the evolution of food culture. She said people are heavily trending toward the farm-to-table food movement, and craft beer fits in with that segment. Ale Asylum, located on Pankratz Street in Madison, opened in 2006 and, as their name suggests, focuses on producing ales and concentrating on hopcentric beer. It also produces a lager. Ale Asylum, which currently distributes to Madison, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, the Fox Valley, La Crosse and Eau Claire, has plans to start distributing to Green Bay, Dilba said. Ale Asylum recently moved into a new 45,000 square foot facility, she said.

The Grumpy Troll, a brewpub in the Madison suburb of Mount Horeb, has also seen their craft beer growing in popularity. Mark Knoebl, the Grumpy Troll’s brewmaster, said the brewpub has 12 beers on tap, which range from light to dark, malty sweet to hoppy bitter and light to strong in alcohol content. He said microbreweries, especially, have been a growing trend for people in their 20s and college students. “Folks realize local is fresher and tastes better,” Knoebl said. “They’re choosing quality over quantity.” Knoebl said being a brewmaster is “a blast,” and the Grumpy Troll will continue to make great beer and welcome people out to Mount Horeb. Hathaway Dilba, the

the building. Hines said the institute is a state-funded building that will be dedicated back to the state and to the university. The dedication of the facility and grand opening to the public will take place from Friday, April 5 to Saturday, April 6, according to a University of Wisconsin statement. “The dedication is a way to recognize the investment that Wisconsin taxpayers have made in this facility and to showcase how our work will positively impact the communities, companies and citizens of the state,” Miller said.

VOUCHER, from 1 The poll also asked about the voucher school expansion, not a general question on whether people support voucher schools. Thirty-seven percent support an expansion to the entire state, and 14 percent support an expansion to large school districts that have underperforming schools. Fourteen percent do not want an expansion, and 28 percent want to completely eliminate the voucher school program. At a Joint Finance Committee hearing Tuesday, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said the expansion was necessary where public schools were not doing a good job. “These families should have a choice for a better school, a better education and a brighter future,”

Hines said the dedication of this facility is to celebrate energy research in the building and on campus. The WEI is currently pursuing LEED Gold Certification, Hines said. She said the LEED certification is given by the U.S. Green Building Council and there are a number of requirements that must be met and brought into the design of the building. Recycling 95 percent of construction waste, using natural daylight and using low-flow plumbing fixtures and reclaimed and recycled materials throughout the building, according to Hines,.

Huebsch said. “That is why this budget expands voucher schools.” Huebsch also noted that for the first time in the state’s history, public schools are getting some funding based on performance. He said while Walker’s proposed budget would not increase public school aid based on the current formula, it does offer some incentive grants based on the report cards. Huebsch acknowledged voucher schools are not held to the same standards, but said they sometimes perform better and at a lower cost. He said legislators should be concerned about quality education wherever it comes from, not just from public schools. “We do not necessarily need to defend a system,” Huebsch said. “We need to defend education.”


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Involvement in ASM campaigns would benefit orgs Joe Timmerman Columnist Last week’s elections for the Associated Students of Madison once again boasted impressively poor turnout — roughly 15 percent, all told. With such woefully low turnout, ASM is dangerously close to being an illegitimate government. Luckily for them, however, no one actually cares enough to make a fuss about the issue. In fact, apathy on the part of students is the reason for the poor turnout in the first place. This is not just a temporary problem — ASM elections have historically drawn very little interest from the student body at large. The question is, what can be done about it? From the perspective of ASM, not a whole lot. While it’s the responsibility of a government to provide accessible elections (which ASM has done), it’s not really their fault if people don’t want to vote. There

are some things they could do — for instance, they could do a better job of educating students about what ASM actually does — but for the most part, a solution to the problem isn’t going to come from within the government. So does the responsibility lay with the candidates? Sort of. But if the candidates are getting elected already with the minimal amount of work most of them do, then why would they want to put in more effort? In a perfect world, candidates would run the sort of large, inclusive campaigns that drive high turnout. Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world, and we don’t have perfect candidates. There is, however, a huge opportunity for student organizations to get involved with campus government. To begin with, there are the two most obvious organizations that have a vested interest in politics: College Democrats and College Republicans. In last week’s elections, both groups endorsed and campaigned to some degree for candidates — College Democrats for Chris Hoffman and College Republicans for Sarah Neibart. Both handily won

Student Council seats. This is a step in the right direction, but more can be done. Why stop at just one candidate? This is a great opportunity for both groups to further their interests and polish up their organizing skills for when bigger state and national elections come around. And as an outside observer, I think it’d be a hell of a show to watch. I can imagine few things more entertaining than a full-scale battle between the Democrats and Republicans over ASM elections. The beauty of the idea nearly brings a tear to my eye. But there’s no reason to restrict the discussion to groups that are purely political. There are plenty of groups on campus who have at least some political interest — think the Student Labor Action Coalition, Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group and the Madison-Israel Public Affairs Committee. These are just a few groups — there are many, many more — that could benefit substantially from a greater influence in ASM. And there’s nothing stopping these groups from advocating for candidates who they believe would be

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sympathetic to the causes they represent. Or, if they’re feeling particularly ambitious, they could even run their own candidates. Why not? With twelve Letters and Science seats up for grabs, it can’t be that hard to mobilize a group and get someone elected. It’s clearly in many student organizations’ best interest to get involved with student government. After all, many student organizations are directly influenced by funding decisions made within

ASM. What’s more, this has the added benefit of bringing in skilled organizers to the campaigning process. If more groups on campus took an active role in student government elections, election turnout could increase by a huge margin. Suddenly, students who thought ASM didn’t affect them at all would have some very substantial skin in the game. I’d be willing to bet that turnout could nearly double over the next few years if a

substantial number of student groups got involved and started campaigning. Of course, there’s no way to force student organizations to do this. However, that shouldn’t be necessary — it’s in their best interest to do so. Hopefully they realize this, as well. I, for one, wouldn’t mind if ASM was little less irrelevant. Joe Timmerman ( jtimmerman@wisc.edu) is a sophomore majoring in economics and math.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

ASM leaders press Ward on WISPIRG

Megan McCormick The Badger Herald

Legislation currently under consideration would prohibit concealed firearms in the Assembly gallery at the Capitol. Currently, guns are allowed, while briefcases, cell phones and eating are banned.

For Capitol, gun free is the way to be Jared Mehre Columnist Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, has written legislation that would ban citizens from carrying concealed weapons in the Capitol. The legislation is aimed at changing part of the concealed carry legislation signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker in July 2011. It is simple — guns should not be allowed in the same building as our lawmakers. What could anyone think is waiting for them in the Capitol that threatens their life or immediate personal safety? The Capitol is one of the most well-protected buildings in our state and there is absolutely no reason that anyone — citizen, employee or legislator — would need to bring a gun there. They would only be asking for trouble. The Capitol has its own police force that constantly ensures the safety and peace of mind that legislators require

insanity to believe that to effectively govern someone could take a gun this state. Who in their into the Assembly gallery, right mind could possibly a high perch with an open believe that guns will be a view, while every lawmaker useful tool to have in our in the state is seated no Capitol? more than 200 feet away Under current law, from said individual. the only places that ban The situation becomes concealed weapons are even more ridiculous law enforcement offices, when one compares prisons, jails, courthouses, what is banned in the secure mental health Assembly gallery to what is facilities and areas of allowed. Actions or objects airports beyond security banned from the gallery checkpoints. In fact, our include bags, briefcases, state’s prisons and jails using cellphones, eating, are more secure from gun drinking and violence than reading a our Capitol. “Look, we love guns newspaper. So, What heads up, the is more in this country. I you’re disturbing get it — how could action engaging in than the anyone overlook this right now is fact that apparently more concealed fact — but come dangerous and weapons are on, let’s have a little controversial permitted than carrying a inside the common sense to a location marble walls about where these gun just above many of “Our weapons are going an elected House” is official’s place of the fact to be of practical business. that under Look, we current rules use.” love guns in passed by the this country. I get it — how 2013-2014 Wisconsin State could anyone overlook Assembly, guns are still this fact — but come on, permitted in the gallery of let’s have a little common the Assembly. sense about where these Yes, the gallery, where weapons are going to be at certain times the entire governing body of our state of practical use. Nobody, except an officer of the convenes to listen to the law, needs to have a governor’s biennial budget weapon of any kind inside address. It is absolute

our Capitol. And while certain legislators love to revel in the dream that some patriotic citizen will stop a tragedy from our occurring in the heart of Madison, the law proposed by Risser would prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring. This is the place where our laws are made, and the people we have chosen to represent us should not work in fear of gun violence. This is what should concern people the most — our lawmakers need to be accountable to their constituents and to the people of Wisconsin, and they should not have to be concerned they may be shot for making a decision if some guncrazed fool disapproves. Everybody deserves the peace of mind of knowing they are not going to be subject to gunfire at the workplace — especially when said workplace is our Capitol. This legislation is common sense and it is responsible, and I’ll end by asking if anybody, anybody at all, can explain to me why the hell anyone would need to bring a gun into the Capitol. Jared Mehre (mehre@ wisc.edu) is a sophomore majoring in political science, sociology and legal studies.

As current representatives rights to grant WISPIRG a contract. Students have and representative-elects voted for years to grant of the Associated Students WISPIRG a contract and of Madison, we are writing past chancellors have to express our concern that ultimately all decided to Interim Chancellor David respect student decisions Ward has not honored and approved the contract. ASM’s decision to approve We have also looked at a contract for Wisconsin the policies the chancellor Public Interest Research cites in his open letter, Group and we urge Ward to mainly F50, but also other respect our decision for the state procurement policies next fiscal year. and system policies, and The Associated Students nowhere in the actual policy of Madison, the elected does it say that what we voice of over 40,000 are doing is wrong. The University of Wisconsin additional requirements students, has voted several interpreted in the policy times to request a contract the chancellor claims to for WISPIRG for fiscal year uphold are stripping away 2012-13 and fiscal year 2013our power as students to 14, but in light of recent determine where our fees public clarification and the go. upcoming meeting with We believe the student leaders presenting opportunity WISPIRG the General Student provides students to work on Services Fund budget for issues affecting our campus, fiscal year 2013-14, we find our city and our state it necessary to reiterate our embodies the best of the stance and support. Wisconsin Idea, the guiding The decision to not grant principle of our university. WISPIRG the contract As our university’s website requested by the 17th states, “education should session of ASM is a violation influence people’s lives of our rights as students beyond the boundaries of to allocate our segregated the classroom.” The skills fees, a right granted to us gained while working with by Wisconsin State Statue WISPIRG allow students 36.09(5), and a right we to take their “in-theseek to defend. We also classroom” education consider the and apply it to make unwillingness positive change to work with “The decision to our Wisconsin ASM to find not grant WISPIRG in community. These a sustainable the contract skills are in no way solution to “teachable” in a this issue as requested by classroom setting. an erosion the 17th session We urge the of shared chancellor to take governance on of ASM is a into consideration the this campus. violation of our Ward’s right as students 4,600 students, 120 professors, 20 student interpretation to allocate our organizations, of F50 segregated fees ...” numerous state suggests legislators and students ASM, who support cannot fund WISPIRG’s contract groups like WISPIRG the way the group status and the rights that students have to allocate has always been funded. our fees. As current and But in fact, when F50 was elected representatives of passed in 2007 the Board the ASM, we are dedicated of Regents stated they to fighting for WISPIRG, were voting for it with the student rights and understanding that it would maintaining the integrity of not prevent WISPIRG from receiving funding from ASM shared governance on UW’s campus. in the manner that it has for the past 24 years. David Gardner, Courtney While we understand the Jackson, Mia Akers, Mary chancellor’s responsibility Prunty, Justin Bloesch to uphold UW, UW System and Ryan Prestil are and state policy, we are representatives of Associated confident we are completely Students of Madison. within the policy and our

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SO to my mom signing all of her Facebook posts with her name. Your name is right there mom we all know who’s writing it. ASO to whoever is in charge of cleaning the college library bathrooms....I don’t know how you still have a job ASO to people who take an excessive amount of selfies and post them on facebook. You clearly have some self esteem issues so please solve that and stop clogging up my newsfeed. ASO to people who use the excuse that they are stressed to act like a complete bitch. It’s college, everyone is stressed so get over yourself. SO to march madness. DSO to anyone remembering that kid three years ago in psych 202 who screamed “OH MY GOD” so loud in the middle of lecture because he just witnessed a huge march madness upset on his online streaming of the game. TSO to hoping that happens again..classic. ASO to people who waste my time in discussion. You know that problem you didn’t get? It was shown in a fully worked out example 2 pages earlier in the book. SO to always picking Wisconsin to win in my bracket, regardless of anything. DSO to winning this

year. ASO to my physics prof Smith for licking his lips every 10 seconds in lecture. Stop it - you look like a lizard! SO to being Frank. Where my Claire at? We gotta rule the world LOLSO to people inside Grainger. Your judgmental looks, khaki pants, and “lensless” glasses don’t impress me. ASO to the designers of the UW Athletics pages. Can you please put “relationship status” on the athlete rosters? ASO to letting a gopher be chancellor. Why couldn’t we take a student vote on the 4 finalists? ASO to sitting next to a guy that looks like Ron Weasley. I hate Ron Weasly. SO to Harry Potter, though. ASO to myself. I’ve really got to stop using my roommates soap. SO to the guy in the kilt playing bagpipes up and down State Street at 2am on St. Patrick’s day. SO to everyone trying to jig around him. So funny. ASO to the Serf only have bathrooms on the first floor.. so inconvenient. SO to the guy that I accidentally kicked slush and snow on to. You were a champ about it. ASO to me laughing about it.

Don’t worry, Karma’s a bitch and the same thing happened to me about an hour later. ASO to people who don’t own headphones. They are like $5, please go get some. No one wants to hear what you’re watching on your computer. Thanks. ASO to graduating in less than 2 months. QuestionableSO to also graduating on my 22nd birthday...? HASO to my family coming to celebrate with me!!! HASO to leaving madison for good afterwards :( ASO to the lady at coffeebytes who proceeded to send back my order before I even had a chance to claim it as my own. Chill out. SO to Rebecca Black being chosen as chancellor. It looks like some big changes are coming for a certain day of the week :) ASO to Madison. Okay Madison, you broke the snow record. You can stop now, nobody likes a show-off. ASO to Sally Sorority and Johnny Fraternity behind me in Classical Myth lecture talking loud enough for me to hear you... three rows up. I’ve glared back at you enough for you to maybe get the hint to shut the heck up. Go the fifth-grade route and pass notes, jerks.

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The Badger Herald | Classifieds | Wednesday, March 20, 2013 up with a girl named Helen White this weekend.....she was mediocre.

SO to everyone on crutches in these icy conditions. Brave souls. SO to evaluating everything I do or see on whether or not it is SO worthy. ASO to the wind last week. You turned my winter wonderland into a blizzardy hellhole. ASO to the girl who angrily stormed past me on the side walk this morning, sorry not all of us want

to jog to class. LOLSO to the fact that she slipped and fell on her ass 10 feet later. ASO to the guy who kept coughing on the back of my neck in Forestry 100. Didn’t your mother ever teach you to cover your mouth? ASO to the chicks wearing the North Face sleeping bags AKA full length jackets-I bet the sleeping bags are cheaper! You look

like innertubes! ASO to the guy wearing a Detroit Lions stocking hat-did someone pay you to sport that rag? ASO to me for not needing to dip into my sexy underwear pile for a long time... this is the Sahara desert of dry spells. ASO to being on embarrassing job #3 to pay for college shout out to hooking

SO to my love at basic training. you make me so proud and there are few things more romantic than your letters..come home soon! shout-out to my new boy short panties. you make me feel like i’m going commando. weird.

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way. HMFSO to my blonde bombshell of a friend for landing a killer internship this summer...we’re so proud of you! SO to not shaving my legs since new years. I’m not getting any, so what’s the point?

SO to Jim. It takes balls to go out on Friday after spending Thursday night in detox. You are my hero.

SO to the Shout-Out controller: I will do anything for your job. I will pay you, I will carry your books to class, I will even give you my number to call when ever you feel lonely.

ASO to my roommate who gave up having sex and smoking pot for lent...I’m not particularly religious...but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work that

Shout out to the guy at Walgreens buying a box of chocolates and super box of condoms. I hope your night goes as well as you think it will.

antishoutout to the girl who openly took a call on the second floor of grainger and then proceeded to discuss facebook with her tablemates. you know you’re a freshman when... shout-out to finding out that my roommate can pick me up and throw me in the snowbank with little or no effort. now i am really scared of her. ASO to listening to Snow Patrol this week. As if I didn’t know my life was lacking love interest already, I now feel to shitty to get things done. See you other singles in Helen

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ARTSETC. PRESENTS “HUMP DAY”

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The second season finale ends on a mixed, romantic note with each focal character winning some and losing some. Still, the girls have yet to completely reconcile as friends.

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‘Girls:’ Life on edge Life is “Girls.” The sad truth about how relatable the hyped-up show shines a spotlight on our generation’s struggle to succeed in the city.

Ryan Rainey ArtsEtc. Contributor The last major sequence of “Girls” second season is only unrealistic for one reason: Adam, a destitute carpenter who can barely rub together two nickels, apparently has enough cash to pay for the astronomically high fees that come along with keeping someone on FaceTime away from a wireless connection. So much for being the “voice of our generation.” Other than that, the idea of Adam running to Hannah’s apartment to console her during a moment of despondency and possibly life-threatening mental illness seems pretty likely given his dramatic background. Adam is, as we learned last season, a temperamental actor with the same penchant for theatrics that led Hannah to signing for her e-book advance. And it was that very moment that made me fear where Lena Dunham’s cultural phenomenon is going next season. If Season One of “Girls” was mostly about the freewheeling, the “relevant” lifestyles of today’s New York City and the excitement attached to them, Season Two ended as a more dramatic reminder of the consequences of pursuing that life. So will Season Three be an all-out dramatic affair, full of more eardrum ruptures, obsessive compulsion and acts critics have described as instances of rape? Consider how the main characters acted throughout the first season. There was an element of fantasy related to the dream of living in Brooklyn without too many worries; Adam had obvious baggage, but he almost never acted as dangerously as he did throughout the entire second season. The last frame, instead of showing the reuniting of television’s most unstable young couple, simply showed a lonely and stressed Hannah eating a cake on a Coney Island beach. Dunham has always been at her best when she analyzes issues related to generational distress and the stress of being in her twenties — look no further than the dissolution of Jessa’s marriage with Thomas John, her subsequent decision to flee and Hannah’s ongoing strife with her parents. “Girls” turns away from light-hearted cultural analysis, instead embracing character-focused drama, signaling Dunham has finished the more obvious forms of cultural critique in favor of using the minutiae of each character to make her point. Dunham may

be documenting the loss of the post-suburban dream of the stereotypical Brooklyn twenty-something. Adam’s darkness, Hannah’s mental crisis, Ray’s lack of ambition and Jessa’s crisis of hedonism are all tidal changes from the eye-rolling hipsterdom that Dunham captured with the first 10 episodes. I, like many fans of the show, started watching “Girls” because Lena Dunham had been dubbed — rightfully or not — a spokesperson for people our age. If that’s the case, she seems to be saying that we keep moving in circles that become more depressing as each circuit is completed. Hannah asks parents for money, loses a job, breaks up with Adam, gets a job, gets back with Adam, loses another job, asks her parents for money … repeat. It continues with the other characters. The only people shown to be happy at the season’s end are Marnie and Charlie, who have professed their love for each other and show a genuine mutual desire to be boring, settle down and live with each other. Jessa couldn’t handle her life anymore, Hannah fell into a spiral because of it and somehow, the only happy person is the seemingly unhappy Marnie because she realizes that being simple is more desirable. The kind of people who move to Brooklyn like the characters in “Girls” want excitement in their lives. That’s why they move to the capital of Western culture: to pursue a career in a dying industry like publishing. The characters on “Girls” are proof that life is, at its core, boring for everyone. The cycle that Hannah repeats each season is a sign that she and her friends aren’t any more interesting because they left East Lansing or a small Ohio college for the big city. Hannah Horvath is just as boring as her suburban parents and the small town lifestyle she tried to escape, but she’s unwilling to accept it. That’s what’s holding her back. Watching this season finale with the pressure of graduation and a search for employment hanging around my neck made this even more painfully obvious. With apologies for sounding like one of Hannah’s diary entries, I feel the same drive to succeed on a grand scale, in a big city, disconnected from my hometown. That isn’t much different from Hannah, my own friends or any of the other millions who watch the show and relate to its characters. The dream of the ‘90s might be alive in Portland, but the dream of a life worth boasting about in Brooklyn has died. Lena Dunham killed it this season by showing how draining it can be. Excuse me, I’ve got to shove some Q-tips in my ears.

The darker, the better. Light-hearted attitude of “Girls” towards life in Brooklyn in its first season finally gives way to gritty, meaty reality.

Katherine Krueger ArtsEtc. Contributor This story is about how I stopped hate-watching and learned to (mostly) like HBO’s acclaimed ad nauseam original series “Girls.” There comes a point when television becomes Good Television. “Girls” became relevant and relatable when shit got dark in Season Two. In the season finale, the girls of “Girls” catch a glimpse of the future. Marnie has her Charlie, Jessa is still absentee — a narrative likely to be fleshed out next season — Shoshanna is alone with her ribbons and her pillows and Hannah finds some brand of solace in Adam’s arms. All of this could be temporary, but each character grasps at a way forward after the ensemble collectively finds themselves in the darkest places they’ve been in two seasons. This is when it got good. The characters become painfully aware of their flaws during the course of Season Two, which made them feel more authentic, more fragile and more real than the caricatures I frequently lost my patience with early on in the show. These girls evoke human sympathy, even if they don’t have it all together. This transformation is most obvious in creator Lena Dunham’s protagonist Hannah, a character who has consistently been my least favorite part of the show for as long as I’ve been watching. When I stumbled across a compilation of all the stupid and hopelessly selfinvolved things Hannah has said this morning on the culture blog Vulture, I could hardly believe this was the same girl as the one lying on her kitchen floor with a punctured eardrum and obsessing over the same first (and only) sentence of her e-book. “If anything, I think I’m just too smart and too sensitive and too, like, not crazy,” old Hannah said. “You are from New York. Therefore you are just naturally interesting,” old Hannah told herself in the mirror. This is the Hannah that’s insufferable and selfindulgent — the adult who doesn’t need her parent’s help and has a bona fide book deal. Ironically, it’s only when Hannah is forced to confront her demons that she feels like a believable and sympathetic character. She encounters what it means to be striking out in the adult world, alone. The resurgence of Hannah’s obsessive compulsive

disorder, which catalyzes a total personal and creative breakdown, highlights the dark side of pretending to have everything under control when she really just wants her parents (or Laird or Adam) to come and pick up the pieces. Sometimes, you don’t have things under control. “A friendship between college girls is grander and more dramatic than any romance …” is how Hannah begins her futile novel. It’s a sentiment that’s so fake and so Astroturf-ed it’s no wonder she doesn’t know what to write next. By shedding the vapid Season One storyline about the zany misadventures of becoming an adult in Brooklyn, the show is able to delve into the darker side of becoming an adult, which doesn’t always come with fun and sunshine. Sometimes things are hard, and you have to deal with them by yourself. One last bit about Hannah, I promise. For me, one of the highlights of the finale was Laird dropping the truth bomb on Hannah I’d been hoping for the entire run of the show: “You are the most self-involved, presumptuous person I’ve ever met … It’s a dark scene in your head.” For the character we’re led to think is the most conventionally dysfunctional, he cuts straight to the heart of Hannah’s nature. I am tentatively supportive of Hannah letting Adam back into her life. It makes sense on a therapeutic human level that two people who feel broken and damaged can help prop the other one up. This also seems to be the only avenue Hannah will use to draw herself out of her negative mental state, with all three of her best friends blissfully unaware she is hunkered down in her apartment cutting her own hair. I really didn’t like the overly heroic music set to the sequence of Adam’s bare-chested run to her apartment, though. If Hannah’s going to rise up out of it, she needs more than a boyfriend. Although Charlie and Marnie’s reunion drew the ire of some “Girls” fans, I was about to choke up for the sheer honesty of it all. The two are finally honest with each other about their feelings and the future — they’ve always been meant for each other — and it’s a lovely thing. It seems like the relationship could stick. As far as you and I are concerned, Shoshanna is dead. Maybe it wasn’t right for her and Ray — that’s fine! But the fact she turned the dumping on Ray’s flaws and never admitted to cheating on him doesn’t sit right with me. “Girls” became interesting, must-watch television when it took a walk on the dark side.


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‘Game’ time for ‘Thrones’ fans Regen McCracken ArtsEtc. Staff Writer Straight from the mouths of showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, Season Three of the immensely popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” is the one they have been waiting to make. Weiss said in a YouTube video released December 2, 2012, “… if we made it through Season Three, and we could do Season Three right, then it would be all worthwhile.” If that is not enough to get fans of the series excited, perhaps the recent release of a teaser trailer for the upcoming season managed to get the collective blood pumping. Of course, being that the series is based on the literary works of George R.R. Martin under the series title “A Song of Ice and Fire,” surely no one is as excited for the forthcoming doom and boom as the ravenous readership; after all, they have insider information and know that “A Storm of Swords” (the third book in the series and roughly the first half of which serves as the storyline for Season Three of the adaptation) is arguably the best entry in the series. If not that, it is undoubtedly the most heartbreaking. “Game of Thrones” has been away from television sets (or computer screens, seeing that it is one of the most pirated and streamed shows on television) for quite some time now. So perhaps in lieu of looking forward, analyzing the trailer and spoiling too

much of the season, a look back through the events of the past two seasons would be beneficial. Naturally, this will include spoilers for said seasons, so those who have not completed the already released seasons or read the books ought to tread lightly. Season One contained enough nudity and gore to keep the lumbering, slobbering masses sated — not to mention a top-notch medieval murder-mystery for the more intellectuallyinclined among viewership. The King’s Hand (righthand man) was murdered, twice: once as Eddard Stark (Sean Bean, “Mirror Mirror”), the victim in a cruel twist of fate and narrative. King Robert himself was slain in an “accident” at the hands of his serpent-like wife in the interest of her incestuous brood to take the throne. The Stark children, our de facto protagonists, were split up with eldest Robb leading an army to avenge his father, Eddard’s bastard-born Jon isolated on the Wall with the rest of the Night’s Watch, prim Sansa held captive in King’s Landing (the capital of Westeros), tomboyish Arya escaping the city as a boy and youngest Bran and Rickon holding down the fort in Winterfell. All the while, our other protagonist, Daenerys Targaryen, rightful heir to the throne of Westeros, is exiled across the Narrow Sea and dealing with the hardships of an arranged marriage to the concentration of testosterone that is Khal Drogo, a barbaric Dothraki (whom she eventually grew to love). Not to mention her power-hungry and vaguely incestuous brother Viserys, and the betrayal against her husband and unborn child at the hands of a vengeful

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Whether Season Three of the popular HBO series will live up to the mounting hype is unknown; without wading through pages upon pages of descriptive text, viewers can only guess. witch-healer. Of course, Daenerys gained three dragons and a depleted following out of the deal, so it was not all drought and famine (that comes in Season Two). Speaking of Season Two, it picked up right were Season One left off, as any good television show would. Good news: the lasciviousness and brutality remains! Robb Stark continues to beat the Lannisters back in his rebellion against the throne in the name of his deceased father. That is, until his mother, Catelyn, releases his prized prisoner, the Kingslayer, Jaime Lannister. Sansa remains trapped in King’s Landing and betrothed to the monstrous Joffrey (who takes part in perhaps

the most disturbing scene of the show yet). Arya continues north in hopes of rejoining her mother, but is sidetracked and ends up cupbearer to the powerful and wise Tywin Lannister, the simultaneous dealer of death through the mysterious assassin Jaqen H’ghar. Bran and Rickon Stark (and indeed all of Winterfell) fall prey to the traitorous and conflicted machinations of Theon Greyjoy, former ward and captive of their father. The last of the Starks, Jon, heads north to meet Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, and his massive army of wildlings, and falls in love with one of them, the redheaded Ygritte, while heading undercover. In addition to Mance, Joffrey and Robb, two other

self-proclaimed kings have sprung up: Stannis and Renly Baratheon, brothers of late King Robert. Of course, Westeros just ain’t big enough for the two of ‘em. So, with the help of his new religion’s magic (and an awkward birthing scene), Stannis murders his brother, leaving four kings vying for the throne, in addition to Daenerys, who spends the entire season in the medieval Vegas that is Qarth searching for her dragons, the most precious three things in the world to her, which she somehow lost. The season culminates in the Battle of Blackwater, which Tyrion Lannister, the fan-favorite Imp, wins over stoic Stannis and his trusty band of pirates through genius plotting

and “pig shit” (read: lots of green fire and computergenerated effects). All of this leaves the kingdom of Westeros in complete turmoil and our beloved Starks (and Tyrion) scattered, shattered and seemingly hopeless. Enter Season Three. On March 31st, Easter Day, “Game of Thrones” will rise again, presumably sexier and more vicious than before — not unlike Jesus before it. Be sure to tune in to HBO (which I know all us college kids have) to witness the third coming of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy epic and have your stillbeating heart ripped from your chest, raped, dashed against a wall and sufficiently “dracarys’d.” “Valar Morghulis.”


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The Badger Herald | Sports | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CORCORAN, from 12 Badgers’ final destiny. Brian Elliot was superb in goal during the playoffs but one bad bounce against Cornell or a few inches in the final seconds of the championship game against Boston College could have separated the Badgers from their sixth national championship. This year’s Wisconsin squad (19-12-7) isn’t at the same level of that 2006 championship team, but this is the first time the Badgers have moved on past the first round of the WCHA playoffs since they

finished NCAA runnerup in 2010. And the one striking similarity, although perhaps coincidental, is that Wisconsin played, and won, an outdoor hockey game when it went to the national championship in 2006 and 2010. This year, Wisconsin faced and beat Minnesota 3-2 at the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field. So is there magic in the air again this postseason for Wisconsin? Well, players and fans alike certainly hope so. Heading into this weekend’s WCHA Final Five, Wisconsin is in a five-way tie for No. 16 in

Mavericks they will face the PairWise rankings, off against No. 1-seeded which is among one of the St. Cloud State, a tall but best gauges of a team’s certainly doable task. A postseason chances. win against In college the Huskies hockey only would earn 16 teams that Whether a genie the Badgers make the field appears and grants right to for the NCAA Wisconsin three wins the play in the tournament, so Wisconsin ... something is going championship game for the is in a must- to have to happen if Broadmoor win situation the Badgers hope to Trophy. Thursday One thing night against continue ... Wisconsin will Minnesota need for any State, and amount of success is a hot most likely has to win goaltender, and a promising two to stand a reasonable sign is the Badgers have chance at getting an NCAA that right now in Joel bid. If the Badgers beat the

Rumpel. Currently, Rumpel is third in the league with 1.87 goals against average, and, like Elliot demonstrated in 2006, a hot player between the pipes can carry a team almost single-handedly through the postseason. Whether a genie appears and grants Wisconsin three wins, or everything happens to come together this weekend in St. Paul, Minn., something is going to have to happen if the Badgers hope to continue their playoff run into the NCAA tournament. I feel there is something special about this team,

FORGOTTEN, from 12 Center Friday. From the moment Dahl and Co. stepped on the ice for their first shift, they out-hustled their opponents, forcing the Bulldogs deep into their own defensive zone for much of the shift, while creating a number of good scoring chances for Wisconsin as well. “They really work well together, and they really play our system to an absolute T,” senior defenseman John Ramage said. “When you’re out there as a defenseman, you know they are going to be in the right spot every time and that makes it a lot [easier].” Also on duty for the Badgers during UW’s penalty kill — Dahl and the Little brothers didn’t give up a single goal in five power-play attempts for UMD over the weekend. After the game, the solid performance was even noted by head coach Mike Eaves. “I truly hope they get rewarded at some point for their efforts,” Eaves said. “When the other team has to play in their own zone like that, it’s not fun. It wears you out.” And rewarded they were. Saturday, within the first three minutes of the game, Dahl received the puck in the slot from Sean Little with his back to the goal and spun around while launching the puck into the back of the net. The goal was the first

THIN, from 12 there’s an energy boost we get from being on this stage, that’s a welcomed thing at this time.” Little — who redshirted the 2009-10 season — is excited to finally have the chance to play in the tournament and hopefully keep working his way through the postseason. “I didn’t know if I’d get the opportunity,” Little said. “As soon as we won that game on Saturday, I was really excited but, at the same time, trying to stay focused and get the job done because it’s really all for naught if we don’t go in there and get a

just like the 2006 national champions, and I don’t foresee the Badgers’ season ending this weekend. Only time will tell how long Wisconsin’s playoff road will stretch, but with spring on the way, hopefully some magic is as well. Dan is a freshman intending to major in something, he just doesn’t know yet. Agree with him that the Badgers have a shot at making a deep run into March? Think Rumpel will crumple between the posts? Let him know by emailing him at dcorcoran@ badgerherald.com.

one for the line since March 2 — Dahl’s first goal since Jan. 26 — and while the burden of scoring will never be put on solely on the third line, Dahl believes it could be a sign that they are peaking in confidence at just the right time this season. “It was definitely nice to get on the board there and help the team any way we can,” Dahl said. “Friday night, we thought we were doing good things and we just couldn’t find the net, but it was nice to get one on Saturday.” Thanks to their unrelenting effort, which is just beginning to pay dividends for Wisconsin, Dahl’s line personifies the team’s postseason motto of “keep on rolling.” And that’s exactly what the group has done, as the third line’s consistency in the depth chart helped kick start UW’s ascension back to the top over the last month of games. Now with the top three lines firing on all cylinders over the last few weeks, each line’s success has provided motivation for the others to push harder — creating a sort of friendly competition between lines as they fight to keep their dream of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament alive. “It kind of just motivates you a little bit. You see the other guys bringing it, especially in big games,” Zengerle said. “To see other people going, it gets the bench up a little bit, and it kind of forces you to get going too.”

few wins.” Despite knowing what’s on the line Thursday afternoon, the Badgers aren’t getting ahead of themselves. While the stakes are certainly higher for UW — since MSU’s current ranking has them locked into a NCAA tournament bid — Thursday isn’t an easy match-up by any means. “It’s going to be a classic battle,” Eaves said. “It’s two wins each. This is kind of like the rubber match on a big stage. Both teams are playing for a lot, so it should be one heck of a game. It could be eight o’clock in the morning and it’d be one heck of a game.”


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Kelly Erickson Men’s Hockey Beat Writer Just keep rolling. That’s their mantra. Entering yet another playoff weekend, the No. 14 Wisconsin men’s hockey team (19-12-7, 13-87 WCHA) is hoping to stick to the plan and “just keep rolling” as they take on No. 8 Minnesota State (24-12-3, 16-11-1 WCHA) Thursday in the opening round of the WCHA Final Five at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. “It just kind of fits,” senior forward Ryan Little said of the slogan. “Since Christmas, we’ve been playing well, and if we haven’t played well we’ve found a way to win. It’s working, so I guess we’re going to keep it.”

According to Little, these types of mottos are a Mike Eaves staple. But for the Badgers, it is the necessary mindset to have as they head into a do-ordie situation Thursday. If they win, the Badgers keep advancing through the conference tournament and potentially on to the NCAA tournament. If they lose, the season is over. “I think everyone knows what’s at stake,” senior defenseman John Ramage said. “But at the same time, nothing changes. We’re going to keep playing our game, and we’re confident in what we can do. I think having that confidence going into this week is going to help us a lot.” Thursday will mark Wisconsin’s fifth meeting of the season with Minnesota

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State. The current record between the two teams sits at 2-2, with each visiting team sweeping the home team earlier this season. The Mavericks marked the final two games of the Badgers’ opening 10game skid in the teams’ first series — sweeping the Badgers at home 4-2 in both games on Nov. 23 and 24. Just under two months later, UW used two overtime, game-winning goals from Ramage to sweep MSU 4-3 and 2-1 on Jan. 11 and 12, respectively. With so much experience between the two teams already through the 2012-13 season, there’s sure to be some tension — especially given the oneand-done scenario. “They’re a hardworking team; we’re a hardworking

team,” Little said. “Anytime I’ve ever played them in my career here, they’re always gritty and willing to do those things that kind of get under your skin. There’s definitely a little extra to this game.” But Thursday afternoon will be the first time the teams face off on an NHLsized rink, which the Badgers believe will benefit their style, especially as of late. “Over the past couple of weeks here, we’ve had a shooter’s mentality,” Ramage said. “When you’re on a smaller ice, it’s easier to get pucks on the goalie and pucks on net just due to the size and how the bounces usually end up towards the net.” While Wisconsin is confident in what it can

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bring to the ice, it still faces the WCHA’s goalie champion in freshman Stephon Williams, who averages 1.84 Goals Against Average and boasts a .929 save percentage. “I could sit here and talk for quite a while about him,” Little said. “But he’s the goalie of the year; he’s obviously had a great year and he’s confident. I think a key for us is going to be getting on him and getting traffic so he doesn’t see the puck and scoring goals early. I think if we can do that he might lose a little confidence and that might help us.” Thursday marks the first time since the 2009-10 season Wisconsin has made it to the WCHA Final Five. As a part of that team — which eventually finished

runner-up in the National Championship — Ramage was the only one to have played in the conference tournament. For the vast majority of Eaves’ squad, it will be the first time they’ve played this deep into the postseason. Despite that fact, Eaves isn’t worried his skaters will be awestruck by the stage. In fact, he’s confident they are well prepared for it. “There’s just genuine excitement,” Eaves said. “Being on a big stage is what all athletes have dreamed about and in the summer time have trained for. So I think they’ll be ready to go. This is our 12th straight weekend, so we’ve been playing for awhile. If

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Badgers’ third line of scorers not to be forgotten Nick Daniels Sports Content Editor Listed as the third line in the Wisconsin hockey lineup, it’s not hard to figure out why junior center Jefferson Dahl, junior winger Sean Little and senior winger Ryan Little get lost in the confusion. After all, the two lines before them are a tough act to follow.

The top two lines boast some of most dynamic point-scoring talent on the team for UW — including junior center Mark Zengerle, who has scored eight points in his last four games, freshman winger Nic Kerdiles, who is riding a seven-game point-scoring streak, and junior winger Michael Mersch, who leads the team with 23 goals this season. Still, while they may not

be the flashiest players on the ice for Wisconsin, Dahl and the Little brothers are the vital glue-guys who have helped anchor the Badgers’ revival from a disappointing 1-7-2 start to the season. When the top line of Zengerle, Kerdiles and sophomore winger Tyler Barnes struggled to provide goals for much of the early part of the 2012-13 campaign, it was Dahl’s line

that remained consistent, always keeping the team in the game with its neversay-die mentality and gritty defense. “[We try] to outwork the other team,” Dahl said. “When we get it down low in the corners, especially the Littles — they’re tough to beat out of the corner — just protecting it down low and trying to play more minutes in their zone than ours.”

Not known for its goalscoring prowess — Dahl and Ryan Little each have five goals, which ranks them tied for seventh on the team in scoring, while Sean Little has two goals — UW’s third line has relied on determination and hard work to help the team win this year. And their teammates and fans have taken notice. “You always kind of notice the energetic pests

and hard-working guys,” Zengerle said. “Maybe they don’t get enough credit as far as having the skill set to score, but I think people definitely do notice the hard work that they put in.” No game is a better example of this than the Badgers’ 3-1 win over Minnesota-Duluth in the opening round of the WCHA Playoffs at the Kohl

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2013 Wisconsin squad looking to party like it’s 2006 Dan Corcoran Cuckoo for CoCo Only six days short of seven years ago, the memory is still as vivid in my mind as when it happened. The date was March 26, 2006. After a typical Wisconsin winter, it was finally springtime and, at about 50 degrees in the late afternoon, it was warm enough outside to wear

shorts. As my whole life was consumed with sports, naturally I was outside in the driveway with my brothers playing basketball while the radio broadcast the women’s hockey national championship in the background as the Badgers took home their first crown. March Madness also happened to be in full swing and along with the

unmistakable scent of spring (mud and grass) hovering in the air was the slight notion, an inkling, of magic. Up next on the radio was the NCAA Regional Final men’s hockey game between Wisconsin and Cornell, with a trip to the Frozen Four on the line. Although I didn’t know it then, the magic in the air was about to transform itself into magic on the ice,

it would just take awhile. The game began at four in the afternoon, and as the sun slowly set that evening, the teams were still playing. Finally, at 8:40 p.m., after more than two-and-a-half overtimes and not a single goal, Badgers’ play-byplay man Brian Posick’s voice erupted. Jack Skille had found the back of the net for Wisconsin, ending one of the longest games in postseason history and

sending the Badgers to the Frozen Four for the first time in 16 years. A little more than a week later while I was in northern Wisconsin, my uncle managed to drive us to the perfect spot just in time to pick up enough of a radio signal to hear Posick’s call of the final seconds of Wisconsin’s championship game victory. Once again it was the first time in 16 years, this time being the

first national championship in 16 years for the school with the fourth-most championships in the history of college hockey. Yes, Wisconsin was pretty darn good that year — it was one of the No. 1 seeds of that NCAA tournament and finished with a 31-103 record — but perhaps a bit of magic and luck played their way into the

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