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UHS confirms case of bacterial meningitis led to in-patient stay, say case remains rare Julia Skulstad Senior Campus Editor The University of Wisconsin confirmed a student has been hospitalized with meningococcal disease in a statement Wednesday. The student has been hospitalized at Meriter Hospital, according to University Health Services Director Sarah Van Orman. She declined to comment on the student’s present condition. The university is withholding further details in order to respect the student’s medical privacy and the student’s family, the statement said. Van Orman said meningococcal disease, also known as bacterial meningitis, is not a highly contagious

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condition. She said when the bacteria in the environment enters the bloodstream and becomes an infection it causes a very severe illness that spreads rapidly. Meningococcal disease commonly causes meningitis, according to the statement. With meningitis, the statement said, the lining surrounding the brain and spinal chord becomes inflamed. “That’s why it is so frightening,” Van Orman said. “It can strike people who are perfectly healthy so quickly.” However, Van Orman said cases are very rare. UHS has been in contact with Public Health MadisonDane County regarding the case, as they would do so in

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While a report released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin System documents reported sexual assault cases in 2012, Dean of Students Lori Berquam said the data portrays only a fraction of the issue. Berquam said the data in the report, which was released in a campuswide email Wednesday evening, is by no means unimportant, but since sexual assault is an underreported crime, it does not accurately represent incidents of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on campus. However, Berquam said the report is important for the campus

community to know what has been reported in terms of sexual assault. “What we want to do is build awareness and encourage survivors to feel like they can come forward and receive support,” she said. According to the report, 2012 saw 122 reported cases of sexual assault on and off UW’s campus, with 76 in which the victim and assailant were acquaintances, 21 in which they were not acquaintances and 26 unknown. Of the total reported cases, 49 cases involved alcohol or drugs. Berquam added the report, although valid, does not necessarily represent the accurate number of sexual assault cases because the UW System only knows those that have been reported. Nearly one in four women and one in seven college men experience sexual assault, according to Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment spokesperson Maggie

DeGroot. She said it is always good to keep in mind what steps a community can take to help survivors of sexual assault. DeGroot said she does not find the statistics surprising, and said the numbers

could be eye-opening for students who are not aware that a majority of sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance. On this point, Berquam

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Sexual Assault statistics: • •

1-4 college women experience sexual assault nationally 1-7 college men experience sexual assault nationally

Sexual Assaults at UW in 2012 Combined totals (122)

Campus (24) Other*(81) Off Campus**(17)

Other Campus Area (5)

Residence Halls (10)

Non-Campus (9) *Other category- locations not available **Off-campus- region surrounding campus # of cases involving alcohol/drugs- 49

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University faces tuition woes amidst funding cuts With state support for UW dwindling, officials weigh ways to maintain quality Muge Niu Higher Education Editor Throughout the past several years, the state has significantly slashed funding for the University of Wisconsin, passing greater costs onto individual students and families. Mired in the worst budget problem it has ever faced, the state’s flagship university faces obstacles in pursuing the public mission on which it was founded. The university historically pays for its undergraduate education with a combination of state support and tuition. While the total cost of earning a college degree has remained relatively flat in the past decade, the proportion of state contribution has shrunk considerably. According to a report released by the Office of the Provost, state taxes now make up approximately 15 percent of the university budget, compared to the 23.5 percent it represented 10 years ago. As a result, per-student

state appropriation declined even more as UW received its largest freshman class ever in 2012. The number of out-of-state students enrolled at UW slightly exceeded the 25 percent cap set by the UW System Board of Regents. Consequently, the Board of Regents adjusted its policy to increase the cap by 2.5 percent in the following academic year. This policy change could help the university generate more revenue, since nonresident students pay nearly three times the price of instate tuition, according to the Office of the Registrar’s website. UW professor Harry Brighouse, an expert on education reform regarding choice and privatization, said the move is a “justified compromise” rather than a solution. “Our primary goal is to serve this state, that’s what our history is, that’s what our identity is and that is why the state does support us,” Brighouse said. “But the environment is not a good environment, so you have to make some compromises.” Another compromise was the increase of resident tuition. Last year the Board of Regents bumped up instate undergraduate tuition for the 2012-2013 academic

year by 5.5 percent, the maximum allowed under the current state law for the sixth consecutive year. According to the report from the Provost’s Office, tuition revenue now makes up a larger proportion of the university budget than state support. University Committee Chair Mark Cook said the university is still struggling with the same problem — perpetual state cuts — as three years ago when former chancellor Biddy Martin failed to remove some state oversight over the campus. “The state did not want that to happen,” Cook said. “But eventually the state is going to be such a minor investor in the university… if it keeps going in that direction.” Cook said the state’s share of the university budget is unlikely to increase in the near future since the state has other priorities. Other public universities have proposed to freeze instate tuition for a certain amount of funding from the state, but it is uncertain whether this strategy could work in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Burlington, said increasing a reasonable

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President Barack Obama’s 10-year national budget, unveiled Wednesday, has drawn criticism from Democrats for its cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

Obama’s $4T budget plan sparks ire from both parties Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor President Barack Obama’s plan for a $3.78 trillion, 10year budget to rejuvenate the nation’s economy by investing in education, manufacturing, clean energy and research while shrinking entitlement programs and reducing the deficit has already sparked debate. The president’s blueprint,

released Wednesday, drew initial criticism from both sides of the aisle. Democrats are against the budget’s funding cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, while Republicans continue to fight Obama’s initiatives that raise taxes and increase the debt. Despite the opposition, University of Wisconsin political science professor David Canon said the

Students advocate accessibility in talk to lawmakers 20 members of Union Council, ASM representatives call for tuition cap in front of Joint Finance Committee Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor A group of about 20 University of Wisconsin students traveled to the Wisconsin Dells Wednesday to advocate for increased funding for state higher education and the implementation of a tuition cap in front of the state’s budget committee. These representatives from UW’s Associated Students of Madison and United Council of UW Students stood before the state’s most powerful

finance group to support the budget’s UW System funding and request a tuition cap, according to UC Vice President Beth Huang. Speaking before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, she said the two organizations sought to maintain the budget’s proposed $181 million to the System and to implement a tuition cap of 3 to 4 percent, which is smaller than the 5.5 percent tuition cap in place from 2005-2012.

Huang said a tuition cap is necessary because in the last legislative session where there was no cap on System tuition, annual costs rose 14 percent, and then 18 percent in successive years from 2003-2005. “We need to ensure students and their families can financially plan for four years of college,” Huang said. “The only way we can plan how much we pay every year in tuition, how much student loan debt we take out and what types of jobs we are able

to work and consider after graduation is if we know how much tuition will go up by.” ASM spokesperson Grace Bolt said a legislative tuition cap is necessary to ensure education for instate students is affordable and accessible. She said UW System President Kevin Reilly has stated many times he is looking for flexibility within the budget to implement a “self cap” on tuition. Bolt added the budget hearing meeting Wednesday was a great

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plan presents a moderate method of spending in the next decade, without being entirely a stimulus package or austerity plan. “The budget as a whole is a good position in terms of trying to have a balanced approach, [which] Obama talked about in the presidential election campaign and since then, to

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Neighbors lend project support Allie Johnson City Life Editor West Washington neighborhood members voiced approval for a planned new development in the area, which would include apartments targeting young professionals, such as those employed at Epic Systems. The proposed mixeduse development will be located at 425 W. Washington Avenue, with the building housing residential apartments, a local business and a Capitol Fitness center, according to John Sutton of Sutton Architecture, the building’s developer. The new development requires the demolition of the one-story building that currently occupies the space, Sutton said. The owner of the building, Erik Minton, wanted to see more residential space in that location, he said. Sutton said the current building is home to Dr. John Bonsett-Veal Vision Source, an optometry clinic that will occupy one of the commercial spaces allocated in the building plans. Sutton added the fitness center will have a reception area on the first floor, equipment on the second floor with the rest of the building being comprised of residential units. Sutton said the development is not geared as much toward students as potential future employees of the medical software company, Epic Systems. Many of the recent developments in the downtown area are based on projections from the company on the number of people they intend to hire throughout the next few years, he said. Sutton said the new plans featured a small rooftop terrace on the fifth floor. The terrace will be available for public use but is also set in a convenient location for tenants across

from the elevators and stairs, he said. “The terrace will be limited in size because we don’t want to create a party deck,” Sutton said. “However, it is a good location for tenants.” Sutton also highlighted the changes in the parking structure of the building. The new plans included two levels of underground parking and increased the number of stalls from 52 to around 64, he said. “50 housing units to 64 parking spots is a very good ratio for parking for the residential part of the building,” Sutton said. Several neighborhood residents said they were worried about public parking near the building, particularly the apparent lack of parking for the patients at the optometrist clinic. Sutton explained there would be five stalls for optometrist parking. He added residents of the building will not be eligible for parking on the street, so street crowding in the area will not be a problem. Another change to the development design was the addition of an extra elevator, Sutton said. For 50 apartments there are not usually two elevators because it is not economically efficient, he said. “With the underground parking, Erik [Minton] felt for the long term it would be smart for him to put two elevators in,” Sutton said. Peter Ostlind, chairperson for the Bassett Neighborhood Association, said he approved of the plans for the building. “The site was crying out for something new to happen,” Ostlind said. Ostlind added the influx of people in the area due to the residential apartments will be good for the downtown area. It will add to the vibrant downtown and benefit the businesses in the area, Ostlind said.

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UW student and Young Progressives President Peter Anich spoke on the need to reform immigration laws in the nation and Wisconsin at a press conference.

State lawmakers to push for immigration reforms Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor Two representatives announced proposed legislation to extend some rights of American citizens to undocumented individuals, a measure that could have significant implications for students looking to attend college. After speaking in favor of President Barack Obama’s immigration reform initiatives in a press conference, Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, D–Milwaukee, said Wednesday she plans to propose bills providing in-state tuition rates to undocumented students and drivers cards for undocumented workers in the state. Rep. Evan Goyke, D– Milwaukee, said he would not only co-sponsor both bills “110 percent”, but would also champion them. He said the bill for college tuition equity is about leveling the financial playing field for all students qualified to receive access to higher education in Wisconsin. “This is just creating fairness,” he said. “The idea behind in-state tuition is that if a child comes here from another

country, but does not have documentation, that person does not have access to the same tuition rates as I do for only the fact that I was born here and have a social security number.” Zamarripa noted undocumented students previously were able to attend University of Wisconsin System universities and technical colleges until legislators chose to repeal that bill in the last budget. Young Progressives President Peter Anich said the goal of the event was to outline the president’s immigration reform plan and ensure Congress fixes the problem through a bipartisan bill. “It’s time that we get reform on this issue,” Anich said. “We were just hoping to highlight the fact that we’ve got Sen. Tammy Baldwin on it. We don’t have Sen. Ron Johnson. This is something his constituency wants and he should definitely back.” Gov. Scott Walker’s spokesperson Cullen Werwie said the governor cannot weigh in on these proposed bills until he sees them in writing. However, he noted Walker has not supported such measures

to grant increased rights to undocumented immigrants in the past as Milwaukee County Executive. Zamarripa added an anti-immigrant sentiment still lingers in the U.S. among politicians who see immigrants as scapegoats to the nation’s problems and ill feelings against such groups have recurred throughout American history. However, she said she feels such opposition to granting immigrants has faded, as seen by the nation re-electing Obama who ran on the platform he would allow naturalized undocumented immigrants born in the U.S. to gain citizenship after graduating high school and completing college or military service. “That anti-immigrant sentiment we think is prominent is starting to fade and Americans are starting to be pragmatic and they’re realizing we have to do something about this problem,” she said. Common Cause in Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck agreed with Zamarripa that politicians across the U.S. are reconsidering their stances on immigration reform.

Community voices bus route feedback Madison Metro Transit hears public input on proposed reroutes, service cuts in forum Stephanie Awe Reporter Madison Metro Transit and a city commission solicited public comments about proposed changes to provide extra buses on crowded routes during rush hour while avoiding redundant services at a hearing on Wednesday. According to Colin Conn, Metro Transit schedule planner, not enough extra buses are available in the city to provide assistance to routes when it is needed. In an effort to solve this problem, he said the new routes would take away some of the “redundancies” occurring on several current routes. “We run 85 extra bus trips a day on this system. That is just stupid,” Conn said. “We have to clean that up.” Residents from the area along Sheboygan Avenue voiced several concerns their usual bus service would decrease significantly

HOSPITALIZED, from 1 any similar situation, Van Orman said. In the case of meningococcal disease, Van Orman said she would recommend a dose of antibiotics for people in close contact with an infected person. She cited kissing and sharing cups as two examples of close contact. The bacteria are only spread in cases of close contact with the oral or nasal secretions, according to the statement.

with the proposed changes. They were specifically upset over realigning Routes 14 and 15, which would eliminate service past around 6:30 p.m under the proposal. Yvonne Schwinge, a Sheboygan Avenue resident, said because of working in several locations throughout the city, she felt the changes would add commuting time. She added the plans served campus commuters and only made transportation more inconvenient for others who would not receive late night transportation. “Extending that time has to happen,” Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2 said. “Nobody’s home by 6 p.m.” Maniaci said there would likely be added costs for the changes to Routes 14 and 15 and suggested continuing service to 8 p.m., if not later. Conn said he was surprised residents of Sheboygan Avenue were complaining about

However, she said it is not a disease that is spread by touching doorknobs or other forms of basic contact. “I would reassure people that this is not something that poses a risk to our community,” Van Orman said. In this case, Van Orman said she would encourage anyone who is concerned or trying to cope with this case to contact UHS to talk with a counselor or someone on the mental health staff. Those interested should call 608265-5600.

realigning Route 14 and said he felt taking it off the street seemed like a “no brainer.” He said if the route needed to be kept going later at night and it was affordable, he could make it work. “It’s going to work out extremely well,” Conn said about the rerouting in the Sheboygan Avenue area. “People have no idea how much time I put into planning these schedules to make sure that I’ve got a bus coming every six minutes.” Schwinge also said the Transit and Parking Commission should recognize the need to do something about overcrowding on Route 2 buses on Saturdays, saying that after living in Madison for 14 years, she recently experienced being unable to board the bus for the first time. Laurie Wermter, a Williamson Street resident, said she was mostly pleased with the proposed changes. “I was delighted to see

ASSAULT, from 1 emphasized the importance of consent and agreed most survivors know their assailants. “The emphasis here is on our community to say it’s not ok to engage in this behavior without consent,” Berquam said. “Consent is important…it’s a part of our campus and a part of who we are.” Berquam said it is important to strive to create a campus community that is safe, welcoming and inclusive to all. The numbers in the

that [Routes] 9 and 10 trip times were going to start during morning rush,” Wermter said. Wermter said she supports the service extending through afternoon rush hours and added it may create more dependency on the bus system, helping to decrease carbusage in the city. Ald. Lauren Cnare, District 3, said she supported the proposed expansion into the far east side of Madison and added she felt those residents deserved full city services. “The more we can make the bus available to people, the better,” Cnare said. Chuck Kamp, Madison Metro Transit general manager, said officials would make no decision at the hearing to allow the Transit and Parking Commission to consider all the comments. A decision will be made May 8, he said, with the decision put in place in August.

report are not surprising, according to UW Police Department spokesperson Marc Lovicott, because they are similar to what was reported last year. Lovicott said it is unfortunate to see these crimes happen, but added it is important to talk about them and make resources available. “At the police department, we make sure to work really hard to make sure one, it doesn’t happen and two, if it does happen, to bring those criminals responsible to justice,” Lovicott said.


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GOP to float ban on stem cell research in state UW could see impact of legislation that would restrict studies using aborted fetuses Jacob Ahrens-Balwit Herald Contributor A niche field of stem cell research in the state could be banned under a bill a Republican lawmaker plans to reintroduce, a proposal which could affect research conducted on campus. Rep. André Jacque, R–De Pere, said he is currently searching for a co-sponsor for the legislation that failed to pass two years ago. Jacque said the bill would

TUITION, from 1 amount of in-state tuition is acceptable. “If given the choice of having a declining level of support but allowing for bigger tuition, or keeping everything stagnant and allowing the quality to go down, I would much rather choose to ask students to invest a little bit more in their education,” Vos said. “If you look at the level of tuition they are looking to charge, it’s still a bargain.” Bargain or not, some UW student leaders do not think the quality of instruction can be used to justify the continuously increasing tuition. Daniel Statter, chair of the Associated Students of Madison’s Legislative Affairs Committee, leads the committee in lobbying for tuition protection with state legislators. He said Vos presents a false dichotomy. “When we see the tuition increase, we also see a new dining hall across the street, we also then see two unions that raise our fees. We continue to read that some of our best faculty members are leaving for Texas Tech to make more money,”

not restrict all forms of fetal tissue research, only research on aborted fetuses. “Researchers will still be able to gather tissue from miscarriages and stillbirths should the parents be willing to donate their baby’s tissue to research,” Jacque said. He said the bill would have no bearing on stem cell research conducted in Wisconsin and is intended only to insure the tissue being used for study is attained in an ethical manner. He said scientists should not be able to conduct research on these “baby parts.” University of Wisconsin spokesperson Terry Devitt said he was concerned by

Statter said. “So if it’s all about quality then there would be no conversation. Unfortunately it is not as easy of a comparison as the speaker suggested. ” He added his committee has been in meeting with the UW System and has explained that instruction is of the utmost importance to students. Sheri Hanley, whose daughter is a third year student on campus, said so far the increase of in-state tuition has not changed her view on the investment. She said although the price of education has increased, she thinks the educational quality is worth the price tag. “I would have an issue if the quality of the education did not grow or stay the same along with the increases,” she said. Another reason for the state’s disinvestment is that money spent on higher education may not stay in Wisconsin. According to Brighouse, a key benefit of flagship universities is the supply of high-skilled workers for the state economy. However, many of them leave after graduation. “High skilled workers

the bill. Devitt said the legislation could prevent university scientists from conducting research on fetal tissue cell lines harvested from as far back as the 1970s. He added it could be difficult for researchers to attain the cells necessary to carry on UW’s groundbreaking research on diseases without the use of aborted fetal tissue. “Wisconsin’s innovative research on the subject could be deemed illegal and our progress lost when only between four and 10 researchers are using this fetal tissue in their investigations,” Devitt said. Devitt said he worries if Wisconsin were to

leave Midwestern states,” Brighouse said. “Investing in them is a good thing, but whether it’s a good bet, I don’t know.” Still, he said an easy solution to the university’s dilemma is to move toward a privatized model similar to the highest ranked public institutions in the country. However, for both Brighouse and Cook, the easy solution is hardly an ideal one. “I think most of our faculty do not want to be in a private institution. We like to be available to everybody,” Cook said. Brighouse said he agreed the university does not have to shift to a private model despite the hardship it faces. It should look for ways to continue to carry out its public mission in the current circumstances, Brighouse said. “Everybody I have encountered in the leadership here clearly has a sense of the university having a public mission, but we need to figure out how to fulfill it,” he said. Cook suggested one alternative revenue model for the university is entrepreneurship.

discontinue research which demands on fetal tissue, it would falsely display the university’s disinterest in contributing to cutting-edge therapeutic solutions. For example, the possible law could force UW transplant surgeon Jon Odorico to cease his research, which uses tissue from pancreases of aborted fetuses to discover prospective new diabetes treatments, Devitt said. A 2011 UW statement said the university’s fetal tissue research is not unlawful or immoral. “Fetal tissue, obtained from banks that serve institutions nationwide, would be discarded [if not used for research purposes],”

the statement said. UW researchers believe they are putting fetal tissue to good use with research that has the potential to save lives when the tissue would otherwise become bio waste, according to Devitt. He said the bill could jeopardize the university’s ability to research new ways to help people and to carry on a UW tradition of innovation and excellence that extends beyond Wisconsin. “Lots of the research being done at Wisconsin on cancer, diabetes and other conditions could very well go on to help people worldwide, but not if the work of some of our key scientists is shut down,” Devitt said.

Jacque and other representatives introduced the original 2011 assembly bill preventing “sale and use of fetal body parts,” but the legislation never received a public hearing in the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Corrections, which never voted on the measure. Jacque said he is confident the bill would find support in Wisconsin, as similar bills are already in effect in Ohio, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arizona and Florida. “We had bipartisan support for the bill the first time it was introduced and it was backed by 52 representatives in the assembly,” Jacque said.


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Food stamp use targeted by bill Assembly committee holds public hearing on legislation scaling back junk food purchases they can buy. For example, 25 percent of purchases made with food stamps could be used for junk food, he said. The state Department of Health Services would determine which foods would be affected, he said. The proposed bill was met by opposition at the public hearing. Brandon Scholz, CEO and president of the Wisconsin Grocers Association, said grocers took issue with the process of administering the program. Scholz said changing the computers and systems to flag prohibited products are costs Wisconsin grocery stores cannot afford.

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A woman purchases bubble tea at a food cart downtown. A pilot program to build a sense of community around the carts in neighborhoods is set to expand this summer.

Food cart program to expand City “Meet and Eat” community events to take place in more locations this summer Allie Johnson City Life Editor A traveling food cart program to build community in Madison’s neighborhoods will expand into several new neighborhoods in July and August this year after a highly successful first season. Madison Meet and Eat, a program that brings local food carts into vacant lots in targeted neighborhoods across the city, is planning to hold the weekly event in two additional Madison neighborhoods this summer, according to Alcohol and Food Policy Coordinator Mark Woulf. This year, the program will host food carts in the Villager Mall on the south side and St. Paul Church on Sherman Avenue on the north side on Tuesdays in July and August, in addition to continuing events in the Meadowood Shopping Center on Thursdays, Woulf said. The program started

in the Meadowood neighborhood on the southwest side of the city last summer and lasted for eight weeks, according to Katie Crawley, spokesperson for the Mayor Paul Soglin. City officials opted to expand the program because of its success and the positive feedback from the community, she said. After talking to people that showed up for the event, Woulf said they showed significant interest in continuing the program. He added other neighborhoods reached out to city officials and requested their own Meet and Eat programs. Soglin has also expressed his support for the food cart program and wants to see it brought to more residents, Crawley said. “[Soglin] supports the program because it’s a great opportunity to get people out,” Crawley said. “It’s an age old thing: bring food, people will come.”

Meet and Eat attracted 300 to 400 people on the nights it was held, Crawley said. The city encouraged such a large amount of people to attend through vouchers for discounted food from the carts for residents, she said. She said these vouchers were distributed to kids and families that might not have been able to afford the food at the event otherwise, making the event accessible to them. Additionally, the city required participating food carts to offer at least one item on their menu at $3 or less, Crawley said. She added the city will continue these incentives this summer in an effort to continue to attract diverse crowds. Woulf explained the purpose of the program is to promote community development, particularly in diverse neighborhoods. The city uses the food cart program to combat various issues in the

neighborhoods by getting neighbors out talking to other neighbors, he said. Crawley said the event builds a sense of community. “People can walk over and visit with neighbors,” Crawley said. “There are a limited number of events like that.” The program is also beneficial for vendors because they are operating outside normal hours, Woulf said. This gives them access to revenue that did not exist previously, he added. “With so many food carts in the city, the demand is there,” Woulf said. Woulf said he expects the program will continue to be successful and envisions the city will add one or two more Meet and Eat sites in the next few years. He added the city hopes to incorporate different types of vendors, such as those that attend farmer’s markets, into the event in the future as well.

The state could gain oversight over food stamp users’ unhealthy or “junk” food purchases under a new piece of legislation. The Assembly Committee on State Affairs held a public hearing Tuesday to gauge support for a bill authored by Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, that would limit the amount of unhealthy or junk food recipients of Wisconsin’s food stamp program, known as FoodShare, can purchase with their benefits. “A lot of constituents have seen a lot of abuse with the food stamp program,” Kaufert said. “Anyone who has ever been in a grocery line and witnessed someone purchasing soda, candy or junk food with the food stamp card noticed that and it irritates them.” While most beneficiaries of the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, use their food stamps wisely, Kaufert said a small segment of recipients abuse the program by using the money to purchase either unhealthy snacks or extravagant items, such as porterhouse steaks. Kaufert said he proposed the bill because these people are using taxpayer dollars that are meant to provide staple and quality food. Several people with food stamps are also on state medical programs, he said. If they are not eating healthy and their health deteriorates, taxpayers will have to continue to pay for them, he said. “Looking at how they spend [SNAP] dollars, I want to put some guidelines on how people who qualify get to spend it,” Kaufert said. “I don’t think it’s too much to ask for there to be regulations on this.” Kaufert said he is not advocating food stamp recipients cannot buy junk food but that the state should put a limit on how much

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“The main point [of our argument] is if you want to change what products SNAP beneficiaries can purchase with their card, you have to change how grocery stores are run,” Scholz said. “The point is [grocery stores] need to be reimbursed for costs and the bill does not plan to reimburse us.” To have this program run the way Kaufert proposed, taxpayers will pay higher prices at grocery stores every day to offset the costs of implementing the changes. Scholz said he would like to see the bill amended to require conducting a cost study before implementing any changes. He said the bill should also be amended to include state reimbursement to grocery stores for the costs of complying with changes to the SNAP program. According to Kaufert, there are still aspects of the bill that need to be worked out regarding how the bill would be implemented.

Teenagers arrested after crashing car in UW Arboretum High speed ride, alcohol culminates in cars stranded in campus area marsh Taylor Murphy Herald Contributor Two teenage drivers were citated for reckless driving and endangering

safety Tuesday after a highspeed ride landed them in the middle of a marsh in the University of Wisconsin’s Arboretum. A red Chevy pick-up truck and a silver Jeep Liberty traveling at 60 to 80 mph on Arboretum Drive lost control, went airborne and landed in the Redwing Marsh Tuesday around 2:00 p.m., according to a UW Police Department statement.

Witnesses reported seeing someone in one of the vehicles throw a bottle, which officers later identified as containing alcohol, into the marsh following the crash, the statement said. Police gave both of the 16-year-old drivers citations for reckless driving and endangering safety and cited the 17-year-old passenger for underage possession of alcohol, according to the

STUDENTS, from 1 institution.” Huang cited an example of one member of UC who attended UW-Platteville and currently attends UWStevens Point who has seen a cumulative 35 percent tuition increase since his freshman year.

OBAMA, from 1 reduce the deficit,” Canon said. “The best way to do that is by a combination of reducing spending and increasing taxes. That’s what this budget does.” He added the chained consumer price index, a part of the budget, is receiving the most attention. This initiative reduces hikes in Social Security costs by making these program payments reflect an inflation rate that is more realistic than what is currently used, Canon said. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D– Madison, said in a statement he endorses many policies laid out in Obama’s budget, including plans to create jobs and boost Wisconsin’s economy through research and public works spending,

statement. The statement said a Breathalyzer test showed none of the teenagers involved were drinking. Nobody involved sustained any injures and all of the vehicles’ occupants were later released to their parents, according to the statement. Accidents like this are fairly uncommon since the speed limit is 25 mph on Arboretum Drive, and

both vehicles were traveling more than 60 mph, UWPD spokesperson Marc Lovicott said. Officers are still investigating why the two vehicles were traveling at such high speeds together, Lovicott said. However, he added witnesses say the vehicles were not next to each other but rather one was traveling in front of the other.

On the incident as a whole, Lovicott said he was concerned about the reckless driving, adding that the area is very popular for walkers and joggers. He also said a witness who was nearly hit by one of the vehicles was luckily able to move out of the way. Ald. Tim Bruer, District 14, and Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, did not respond for comment.

While all members of the two groups prepared their testimonies to present to the JFC members, Huang said the experience was intimidating even though she had testified before the committee in 2011 during the emergency Budget Repair Bill public hearings. “It’s always a bit intimidating speaking in

front of probably the most powerful legislators in the state who make real decisions about 6 million Wisconsinites’ lives,” she said. However, Huang said she believes everyone who attended on behalf of UW received good feedback from the lawmakers, including thumbs up and

student name requests, although they did not speak throughout the hearing. Student Services Finance Committee Rep. David Vines said in an ASM statement it meant a great deal to him that he was able to testify before the legislators because he values UW.

as well as tax credits to small businesses. However, Pocan said he opposes the proposed change to a chained CPI system, which he said would reduce an 85-year-olds’ benefits by more than $1,100, according to the Social Security Administration. “Social security is a moral promise of economic security we make to our seniors, our veterans, people with disabilities and our children, and it is a promise we cannot break,” Pocan said. “Social security has not contributed to our current fiscal problems, and cuts of any kind, including a chained CPI, should not be on the bargaining table.” Canon said he supports the budget’s chained CPI reform, saying it is a modest compromise the Democrats

need to concede to ensure substantial spending reductions. He said the measure is a better way to cut entitlement budget cuts that increasing the retirement age. Canon, an expert on the U.S. Congress, added the budget would not help Wisconsin in terms of its lagging private sector job growth and limited senior care spending because it is not a stimulus plan. “This budget is like Wisconsin’s budget that truly was an austerity budget. A lot of the reason Wisconsin is 44th in the country is we cut our budget by cutting spending and laying people off and having a reduction in public sector jobs. I don’t think this budget will jumpstart the economy,” Canon said.

However, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, said the budget takes more money from taxpayers “to spend more in Washington.” He said in a statement the budget has $1.1 trillion in tax increases, a $964 billion spending hike and a $8.2 trillion contribution to the national debt. Ryan said that he and other Republicans have offered a different approach to Obama’s plan which would create jobs, foster a stronger economy and balance the budget in 10 years. “I’m disappointed by the president’s proposal because it merely ratifies the status quo,” Ryan said. “It doesn’t break new ground; it goes over old ground. It takes more from families to spend more in Washington.”


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Classifieds SC to the giant deuce I’ve been trying to drop all day. I’ve been deprived of my day after drinking shit, and I’m not happy about it. SC to the guy wearing yellow working at Ian’s on Frances today. The pizza was yummy and so are you. SC to the very attractive guy that held open the door for me by Walgreens today around 5. I’m almost positive you are the same guy I drunkenly walked up to at Hatters a couple weekends ago to tell you how good looking you were...I think it’s fate. SC to the tall foreign guy wearing a hat at open skating on Friday afternoon at the shell. I would climb you like a tree Second chance to the adorable diving coach helping out at the clinic at the NAT Tuesday night. Glad I could get a chance to run into you again before you left for the night

and hope I can run into you again next time I work. Second chance to the guy who works at Aldo Cafe in the WID that is always dancing to the music when I see him there. You’re cute, and provide a nice contrast to the apathetic hipster working atmosphere there! SO to Aldo Cafe. Your soup is so delicioso! SC to my sexy econ TA. I’ve gotten an A on the past two exams, I’m not coming in for help on my homework! SC to Allory in my marketing class. You are unbelievably gorgeous and I wish it wouldn’t be awkward for me to switch spots and sit next to you! SC to Madison’s liver after her 21st birthday tonight. 2nd chance to Nicole who, Badger alum I met on spring break. Spending the week with you in PCB was amazing, here’s to finding more badges all over the coun-

try! SC to my body after winter. Gross. Just gross. On that note, SC to my motivation, come baaaack! Second chance to being a wide-eyed, never-been-kissedinnocent-freshman again! I know we all make fun of freshman, but seriously guys! Those were the days! SC to Drew who I worked with over the summer. Get with the program! I’m into you! We’ve been flirting all year and graduation is coming up, so if you don’t make a move let me move on! SC to the cute waitress at Portabella - I left my number on the receipt last night and I’m really hoping that you use it! SC to the blonde named Kristen in my bio lab. I really wish we would have been put in the same lab group, but I’m totally down to study some anatomy together before our final exam!


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Opinion

If college is so bad, then drop out Garth Beyer Columist “Drop out of college.” Some people need to be told this. Others already realize this on their own – but, of course, they never follow through. They would rather complain. In light of recent articles on educational expectations and some brutal comments from educators on those pieces, the following needs to be said. It seems that schools contain a myriad of complaining students. You hear complaints about the workload and the type of work in that load. You hear complaints about professors, teaching styles, TAs, PowerPoint presentations and unrelated subject matter that is assigned as homework. Adding two and two together, it is only logical that college is not for the complainers. Right? This is not an issue unique to the University of Wisconsin – a single retort that it is a research institution and that students attending UW should know better is unacceptable. I have attended a community college, a technical college and now a Big Ten university. I

have friends in Ivy League institutions, private colleges and religious academic establishments. No, I have not spoken to every student in the nation and yes, there are many students who are absolutely happy and do not complain about school. But we do not hear from them, do we? I believe that I--and you?--have had enough of the complaints. It is time to make a couple of public service announcements regarding education. The main response to those advocating for a new way for education (complaining) is that it is not the school’s or teacher’s responsibility to make class engaging, to convince you to pay attention and to get you to care. While I disagree, I understand where peers and administrators are coming from, and, for the sake of argument, I am going to say that they are right – it is not the school’s responsibility. In fact, it is the responsibility of students!

pursue an associate degree. I went to a technical college for a semester to save money on a couple of other gen-eds. I came to Madison because I found they had a respectable journalism program. Yet, I am finding that my more brilliant work is created in spite of school rather than with its assistance. To be blunt, students are terrible at choosing. In fact, it is the students’ sole responsibility to pick an educational institution that promotes things that they value. God, are students terrible at it. If you are complaining about school, maybe, just maybe, go somewhere else? There is a two-year institution located on a working cattle ranch and alfalfa farm in a remote valley in eastern California. Perhaps an online education through a MOOC would suit you best. The variety of educational institutions out there is ridiculous. Use the time spent complaining to search for something worth bragging about.

The Choice Is Yours The Outliers I went to a community college because I chose to be in a dual credit program that allowed me to skip my junior and senior years of high school in order to

It would be indecent of me not to note the outliers, the students who are pursuing a specific degree that is absolutely

required for the position they want. For instance, a degree in that field from a specific institution guaranteeing a high salary position after graduation – perhaps biomedical engineering, nursing, psychiatry or prescription pharmaceuticals. If you are majoring in such a subject and you absolutely need the degree and you are still complaining – either change your major, quit complaining or stop demoralizing those pursuing a more optional degree. Then What? You have complained and that solved nothing. You switched schools and still can’t find a place that fills you with gratitude. Then the last option is to do something about it – drop out. Benjamin Goehing, fed up with the congested lecture halls, dropped out and joined Livefyre, a socialsoftware company created and managed by other college dropouts. “Education isn’t a four-year program,” Goering says. “It’s a mindset.” A mind-set that fewer and fewer students have. Garth Beyer (gbeyer@wisc. edu) is a senior majoring in journalism.

Military tech spending pays off in full Nathaniel Olson Columnist Ever wanted to play with lasers? Join the Navy and you might get the chance. Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy released a video of its new toy, a high-energy laser designed to destroy patrol boats, surveillance drones or anything else vulnerable to large concentrated bursts of energy. According to The New York Times: “The laser prototype cost just under $32 million… But if the weapon proves itself during its sea trials, and the order is given to buy the laser system for service across the fleet, the price per unit is expected to drop.” So, why should we care about the laser? Well, in case you haven’t heard, our federal government is in somewhat of a budget snafu. Given its commitments to America’s elderly and our many entitlement programs, concerns abound that too much money is being spent in the wrong places. One area of expenditure that’s consistently brought up is military spending. Coincidentally, it’s one of the only budget areas protected by both Democrats and Republicans.

Almost every politician attempting to appeal to a wide array of constituents is reluctant to decrease it. They have many reasons — fears of appearing weak, of being un-American or simply of losing votes from military families all contribute to our leaders’ hesitancy to decrease the amount of money spent protecting ourselves at home and projecting our might overseas. Given the laundry list of domestic issues that need attention and funding, opponents of the military are often quick to lambast its spending as inefficient, unnecessary and anachronistic. There’s more than one nugget of truth in their concerns. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates the U.S. spends more on its military, around $711 billion, than the next 13 countries combined. It already has the most effective fighting forces this planet has ever seen. Furthermore, given our country’s geographic isolation, the U.S. is not vulnerable to a conventional attack from a hostile nation. For many, the need for military spending stops there. If America and its

allies are safe from foreign attack, the argument goes, no reason exists to splurge for tanks capable of driving underwater. But these arguments are slightly naïve — the world is as peaceful as it is in large part because we have such a strong military. As any 8-year-old knows, it’s a lot easier to pick a fight on the playground if no adults are around. Moreover, military dollars do much more than protect U.S. interests from outside threats. In fact, modern military spending bears close resemblance to something its critics would like to protect: entitlement spending. Entitlement defenders argue government spending can stimulate markets in periods where private demand is low. If your spending is my income, and my spending is your income, it’s good for the economy if we both have incomes. This is precisely why politicians hate to vote against military projects; they bring money and jobs to their districts. Soldiers and engineers earn a salary they put back into the community when they consume local goods and services. Furthermore, technologies produced

by military scientists are often redeployed to the civilian sphere where they aid economic activities in countless ways. Ever heard of a little something called GPS? How about the Internet? Yeah, I thought so. It’s true: The U.S. shouldn’t be concerned about another Soviet Union competing with it for world dominance. Today our military is used to protect a world where the price of food matters more than the price of bullets. But defense spending entails more than protecting our homeland and our allies from physical threats. It means employment for working-class Americans, mental and physical therapy for wounded veterans and potentially life-changing new technologies for civilians. For that payoff, $32 million spent on a highenergy shipboard laser prototype is a bargain. I’d like to see proponents of an expanded safety net find a deal that good. Nathaniel Olson (naolson4@wisc.edu) is a senior majoring in political science, history and psychology.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Group demands excellence in education Perhaps there is no bigger civil rights issue of our time than education reform. The achievement gap between high and low-income children born in 2008 is 40 percent greater than the same gap for children born in 1960, according to a Stanford report. The Associated Press states that Wisconsin is home to 22 of the nation’s 1,700 dropout factories, which are schools where the graduating class is comprised of less than 60 percent of the students who entered freshman year, and eight more Wisconsin schools teeter on the edge. More than one in 10 schools in the nation can be categorized as “dropout factories.” According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, roughly 13,700 Wisconsin students didn’t complete high school in 2011. Since each diploma

not obtained translates into $8,100 lost income per individual annually, that adds up to a loss of $1.8 billion in lifetime earnings in the state of Wisconsin due to dropouts alone. One thousand six hundred dropout factories is 1,600 too many. That is why Democrats for Education Reform is so vital to improving our education system. The countries that out-educate us today will outdo us tomorrow. DFER expects that we, as a nation, can educate our children better. DFER recognizes that, for many schools, the status quo is working well, and we should not change that. However, for the schools in which the status quo is failing, DFER demands that we improve schools to ensure American primary and secondary schools are the best in the world, because it is the

right and moral action. An outstanding education is only one of a handful of rights that, regardless of party preferences, Americans agree is a fundamental right of every child. President Barack Obama proposed an ambitious plan to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020. While progress has been made through the collaborative efforts of Democrats and Republicans, more action is required, as 25 percent of students in America today still do no receive high school diplomas. DFER offers a path to close that gap by integrating ideas from both sides and then implementing them into the classroom. The naysayers like to blame this group or that group for the underachieving schools. However, America is confronted with the current education situation because

communities made up of students, parents, teachers, principals and neighbors have not acknowledged collective responsibility to ensure we get it done right. Perhaps what draws us closest to DFER is their sense of eternal optimism. It is their audacity to expect better out of each and every one of us. It is their unique conviction to demand change by collaboration that brews possibility and hope. Please join us tonight to hear from State Senator Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, and DFER Wisconsin State Director Jarett Fields at 7 p.m. in 212 Educational Sciences. Beau Trapp (btrapp@wisc. edu) is the President of Students for Education Reform. Alex Holland (aholland2@wisc.edu) is the President of the Bipartisan Issues Group.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Revelry: a service to UW students As Revelry’s student organizers, we’ll say it until we are blue in the face: This is not an anti-Mifflin party or an administrator-driven event. There needn’t be tension between Revelry’s existence and Mifflin’s, unless you want there to be. Go to one, both, neither; it’s a free country. Some of the feedback we’ve received runs something along these lines: “Why are you guys serving alcohol or allowing re-entry (both policies that student planners fought hard for) if you’re trying to prevent people from going to Mifflin?” Maybe, just maybe, we’re observing those policies because that isn’t the goal here. Here is some backstory. The idea behind Revelry started out as a conversation between my friend and I on the Terrace in late summer. UW, unlike many of our peer institutions, doesn’t have a big, end-of-theyear music festival like Northwestern’s Dillo Day or Hey Day at UPenn. What we have is the Mifflin Street Block party, which 5,000 of our 42,000 student body attended last year. At Mifflin 2012, I stood on my balcony, Spotted Cow in hand, and watched a few thousand people try to get their drank on and get arrested in droves. From my perspective, and the perspective of a lot of people I talked to, it was incredibly lame. Because of all that, a group of students began to talk about what it would take to create, over a multi-year effort, a huge spring music festival that ended up the year with a bang. We dreamed big: an open-air daytime bash with headliners of the ilk of Frank Ocean or Kid Cudi. And it became apparent to us that in order to get the kind of space or funding to make this happen in the short or long term, we needed considerable support. And so we went to individual divisions, departments and private sponsors to amass a pool of funding to make this happen. Interim Chancellor David Ward did not sit down and write us a large check. The various entities and divisions that chose to support Revelry did so for different reasons – and some of them took a lot of persuading. Some wanted to encourage a positive, ambitious student-planned event, and some wanted to invest in Madison’s arts scene. Yes, some believed that we as a university could do better than Mifflin and wanted to support a pilot for trying a different way to celebrate the year’s end. Because of the time it took to clear mountains of red tape and gather enough funding to make this event feasible, we had to start booking a festival in less than four months that our promoter told us ideally should have started 10 months ago. Considering that fact, I think we ended up with an incredibly strong lineup for the ticket price being offered, given how complicated and difficult booking huge talent is. Revelry is in

its first year – if the only criterion you’re judging our lineup by is the presence of major festival talent, that’s a little harsh. What you get for less than the price of two Ian’s Pizza slices is, among other things, five great national acts that are prominently featured at Pitchfork, SXSW and Lollapalooza. If Revelry this year is a success, it will get bigger and better with time. On a wholly personal note, as someone who has been to it many times, I do think we can do better than Mifflin in its current incarnation. For me, the origin and idea of Mifflin is super appealing: an open-air block party that is organic, antiestablishment and all about having fun. Work hard, play hard has shaped my Badger experience; fishbowls at Wandos were as much a part of it as a well-rounded résumé or good grades (ignore this, future employers). But the reality of the last few years of the block party is sobering: sexual assaults in the double digits both years, a violent stabbing and minority students being called slurs and disrespected. Because Mifflin happens primarily on private residences, it is impossible to ensure that it is a safe event. As someone who has been sexually assaulted, it hurts to even think about what it must have been for those individuals to go through what they did, the week before finals, no less. You can deride Revelry as a waste of money, and you are entitled to your opinion, but I put it to you that someone paid for your fun at Mifflin, whether it was the house that got written up for $25,000 in fines, the $200,000 the City dropped on policing it or the student who spent five weeks in a hospital after Mifflin 2011. Go on, call me a fun-killer. I dare you. I put it to you that Revelry is the best of all possible worlds. It gives the university, which gets considerable flack for “allowing Mifflin to happen,” the chance to say that they’re supporting something positive and safer. It is driven by students trying to provide a service for their peers. As a student, this is how I see it: Revelry is about having the ability to walk more than three feet while holding my beer, to listen to great live music, to hang out with my friends in the sunshine without worrying about getting a $400 ticket. It’s about having things I wish I could have on Mifflin but can’t. I hope that you enjoy the end of the year, at Mifflin, at your friend’s apartment, at Revelry or any combination of the three, in a manner that respects our fellow Badgers, sexual safety and all that is great about what our school stands for. May the Fourth be with you, however you choose to celebrate it. Sarah Mathews (smathews2@wisc. edu) is the Revelry Chief Executive Reveler. She is also the President of the Wisconsin Union .

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THE BADGER HERALD PRESENTS “THIRSTY THURSDAY”

Drink away with Three Floyds Dark Lord Day Regen McCracken Thirsty Thursday Columnist Another month, another big beer release. This highlylauded liquid comes from the fine, heavy metal-loving folks at Three Floyds, the pride and joy of Munster, Ind., which is essentially East Chicago. Three Floyds is constantly regarded as one of the top brewers in the United States and is known for its consistency, experimentation, small distribution--of which Wisconsin is luckily part of--and tendency to put ludicrous amounts of hops into nearly every beer they make. Their special release is one they thankfully show some restraint on. The beer is aptly named Dark Lord, another imperial stout like Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, although this time of the Russian variety. Before delving into

the beer, perhaps a history lesson is in order. A British brewer started the style of Russian imperial stouts in the 18th century. The reason for strong beers in those days was to make them endure shipping better as a higher alcohol content would result in better preservation. The Russian imperial stout was one of the biggest at the time because it was in high demand by Russian royalty and thus had a long journey from England to Russia. In fact, Catherine II of Russia, the first Russian monarch to request what would become known as the Russian imperial stout, is the namesake of a famous Russian imperial stout, Kate the Great, created by Portsmouth Brewery in New Hampshire. The act of making bigger beers to better survive transport also resulted in the India pale ale, again named for the place it was being shipped to rather

than the country in which it was brewed and from which it was shipped. Fast forward to 2013 and the release of this year’s vintage of Three Floyds Dark Lord. The Russian imperial stout has come a long way from its royal beginnings. Originally, the alcohol by volume was likely around 8 percent, but these days some regular stouts approach that level. Dark Lord stands at a hefty 15 percent, more than the bourbon barrel-aged KBS at 11.2 percent. The kicker with Dark Lord is there is no chasing down a distributor truck, no hovering around liquor stores like vultures and no watching Twitter accounts. No, the only thing that one must do to get his or her hands on some Dark Lord is get a ticket to the annual Dark Lord Day, which is held at Three Floyds brewery all the way down in Indiana. This is the only place in

the country to acquire an allocation of Dark Lord, and it only happens one day a year. This year it happens to fall on April 27. Getting down there is the easy part, however. Getting tickets is where, as with Founders KBS, luck comes into play. Tickets for Dark Lord Day 2013, priced at $30, went on sale at noon on March 17 and were sold out within five minutes. Some tickets timed out and were released back into the wild, extending the possibility of getting a ticket to around 45 minutes but only for the extremely lucky. Those with tickets bought the right to purchase an as-yetundisclosed amount of the famed Dark Lord. In addition to the normal Dark Lord, each customer has a chance to win the opportunity to purchase a special barrelaged variant of Dark Lord. In the past there have been options such as Dark

Lord aged on vanilla beans, Dark Lord aged in bourbon barrels or even Dark Lord aged in cognac barrels on hot peppers. As expected, the exclusivity of this event draws quite a crowd to humble Munster. Many people make a weekend of Dark Lord Day and come from far and wide to attend the festival. The beer-loving crowd typically brings beer from its respective neck of the woods to share with the other attendees the night before in many of the local hotels or while waiting in line to enter the festival, which begins at 11:00 a.m. As is expected of Three Floyds, heavy metal bands are booked to keep the crowd entertained while they mill around the industrial park that in which the brewery is situated. There are also plenty of rare beers and regular Three Floyds offerings on tap throughout the day. Because of all

this, Dark Lord Day is not just a beer release, it is an experience--an experience I will be writing about after I attend it for the first time. Any beer geek more curious about Dark Lord Day (or other releases of similar repute) should make their way over to www. limitedreleasebeer.com, where two enterprising individuals have taken it upon themselves to record what goes on at such events. The videos paint these events as a great time, if a bit rough on the liver. I can only imagine and eagerly anticipate what it will be like firsthand. Regen McCracken is a senior and English major at UWMadison. He is a fan of metal and jazz music and spends his time playing guitar, gaming and, of course, drinking and reviewing beer. Email him at rmccracken@wisc.edu with any questions about picking the perfect pint. Cheers!

Campus drag show full of glitter, heels LGBT Center event for students set to feature fierce queens, kings for Out & About Month Bennet Goldstein ArtsEtc. Staff Writer The University of Wisconsin is about to get a taste of hot pink lipstick and boas. The queens and kings are coming down the catwalk, and it’s going to be fierce. As part of Out & About Month, UW’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Campus Center will be hosting the “UW Drag Spectacular” in the Memorial Union Great Hall on Thursday night. The drag show will feature performances by students, local queens and kings and headliner JuJuBee, known for her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race. “People should come expecting a very high energy show,” said Kara Bissen, outreach coordinator at the LGBT center. “We are hoping that it is going to be just fabulousness for two hours straight.” Performing Gender Drag shows, by nature, are known for reversing, contorting and swirling our preconceptions of gender through costume and performance. Lip syncing to dance club beats, receiving dollar bills in bustiers and pant pockets, drag queens and kings entertain gay and straight audiences alike. They stretch our ideas of what it means to be men and women. And they make the experience fun. Senior Camden Hargrove is the Event and Program Coordinator at the LGBT Campus Center and spearheaded planning tonight’s drag show. He previously performed as a drag king in the Madtown Kings troupe. “I think gender performance means a lot of different things to a lot of different people,” he said. For some performers, drag is a way to reverse gender norms by adopting garb of the opposite sex. In this case, Hargrove said, “People who are either born biologically male or female are performing gender as a female or male.” But drag is not always a flip n’ switch. Some performers combine aspects of masculinity and femininity, sometimes referred to in LGBT circles as a “gender queer” way of presenting oneself. This is something that Jakob Aebly has witnessed throughout his career. Known as “Davina DaVille” when he graces the stage, Aebly has worked professionally as a drag queen for seven years. He will also perform tonight. “My character is sort of half sexy pop-princess, half cartoon character,” he said. When he was a UW student, Aebly began his drag career in student theater, followed by gigs at local LGBT establishments like Shamrock Bar and Club Five (now referred to as “Five”). Aebly currently works as the show director at Plan B nightclub, hosting events where community members can perform in drag, showcasing their costumes and makeup. Aebly sees all sorts of gender presentations while he

emcees. “One of the things I really enjoy about [drag], it teaches people that you can kind of be anything you want,” he said. “You can do whatever you want.” “If you want to just be a boy and go out in heels and feel fabulous, you can do that. If you are a girl and you wanna have really big hair, you can go out and buy a wig, buy extensions. You can do this stuff. It’s not only something that’s for drag queens.” In many ways, drag becomes a deeply personal experience. It gets to the core of how people express themselves and determines how they want the world to view them. For Hargrove, performing as a drag king became an outlet for him to express his gender identity. Hargrove openly identifies as a transgender person (colloquially, “trans”). Although many drag queens and kings do not consider themselves transgender, for Hargrove, the two were connected. “I’ve performed [drag] myself when I was female identified,” Hargrove said. “For me, it was a fun way to perform – I like dancing, I like doing the choreography and stuff – and it was also a way to represent what I was feeling about being trans. “A lot of performers are not trans. They just like to be able to play with the gender binary and perform as somebody else. I think it’s just a way to be able express yourself in a different way that you don’t necessarily get to express yourself.” The Spectacular Show In a show filled with selfexpression, the lineup of the UW Drag Spectacular will reflect the diversity of its performers. As JuJuBee emcees, Davina DeVille and Lucy von Cucci will represent Madison’s divas of the drag stage. The Miltown Kings will bring Milwaukee’s drag king swagger, hunkiness and strength. UW students will belly dance, rap and showcase the university’s diversity. Bissen is excited for this outpouring of LGBT culture and what it represents. “The goal, for me, of the drag show is celebrating who we are. Because we all know that there are tragedies and sadness that come with holding the identities that we have,” she said. “But we’re also fierce and fabulous and resilient.” If the 450 Facebook RSVPs as of Wednesday are any indication, Memorial Union’s Great Hall will be bursting to capacity. In addition to arriving when the doors open at 7 p.m., Hargrove provided some other guidelines for attendees. “Come and be ready to have a good time. It’s just a lot of dancing. Lip syncing, high energy,” he said laughing. “Glitter. Sequins.” The UW Drag Spectacular will take place Thursday, April 11 from 7-10 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Admission is free for UW students and $3 for the public. Plan B is hosting an 18-plus after party following the event.

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Overgrown is the second studio album from London-based producer and singer-songwriter James Blake. It features sly synths and breathtaking vocals.

Beauty, fragility infuse ‘Overgrown’ New release from James Blake complex work of eerie, breathtaking electronica Erik Sateren ArtsEtc. Staff Writer Ah, springtime! That most glorious time of the year! Yes, it is finally here, bringing with it that most beautiful unpredictability of weather patterns. One day, it is sunny and the birds chirp loudly. The next, raindrops fall angrily from the sky and soak the shoes of those who wade through opaque, dirt-filled puddles. Yet these continual shifts in weather do not necessarily provoke anger. They are, instead, a welcome break from the oppressive winter months. In spring, trees are still barren of leaves and rain showers are plenty. Yet spring has an undeniable, delicate beauty: the delicacy of a small, budding plant, of the first overweight squirrel emerging dazedly from a hole in the ground and of the first signs of open water on Lake Mendota. Feigned literary pretension aside, James Blake’s new album Overgrown is the perfect spring album. Blake’s lyrics—supported by his lithe vocals—evoke beautifully sparse imagery. They carry a certain delicacy, much like those budding springtime flowers.

On the title track, Blake sings in a silky falsetto, “I don’t wanna be a star / But a stone on the shore / Long doorframe in a wall / When everything’s overgrown.” These abstractions receive sonic support from a subtle, hip hop bassline, menacing piano chords and some of the most beautiful horns you will hear in popular music this year. Like many of the songs on Overgrown, it’s beautiful how the song unfurls. Sly, creeping synths turn into an all-out Flying Lotus-esque jam on “Life Round Here,” in which Blake flirtatiously croons, “Everything feels like touchdown on a rainy day.” On “I Am Sold,” Blake sings, “As we lay, nocturnal / Speculate how we feel,” as distant percussion and desperate synths pour underneath. On Overgrown, Blake spends much of his time pondering the things around him with imagery like this. He sings and writes in a style that suggests a man lying around, staring at those obese squirrels as they lumber through his backyard on a cloudy spring day. Yet Blake’s production choices—which often begin gently and unfold into breathtakingly

dense compositions— add a sense of a dire need to escape this ponderous state. This direness takes the form of tornado siren-like synths that erupt in “Retrograde” atop the lyrics, “And your friends are gone / And your friends won’t come.” Blake’s falsetto shoots about this instrumentation gracefully, but the sound has a dire urgency. These synths appear again on “Voyeur” and sound like an air raid. Blake begins the song with a beautiful vocal melody, singing, “I should do whatever will make you feel secure.” As the song progresses, a repeated vocal sample, incessant cowbell and creepycrawly piano arpeggios intertwine with these synth sirens. Then it explodes into an allout, perfectly danceworthy jam. James has escaped his subdued, lyrical introspection through his production. Blake’s production gives a perfect creepy backbone to RZA’s breathtaking vocal feature on “Take a Fall for Me.” The noir-ish, lo-fi piano and drums are reminiscent of early Atmosphere and Wu-Tang production. The overt rap presence of RZA’s effortless vocals help to

indicate the uncanny malleability of Blake’s production. “Digital Lion,” produced by Brian Eno, unfurls from an airy intro and vocals that state, “the rainiest days,” into a simultaneously discomforting and soothing dubstep beat. This provokes the onedge feeling that James Blake has continually proven himself capable of evoking for his listeners. The final two songs on the album are both heartbreakingly fragile, offering lyrics such as “We’re going to the last, you and I” and “Our love comes back in the middle of the night.” Throughout its 39 minutes, Overgrown is emotionally overwhelming in its lyrical and sonic delicacy. It brings to mind the subtlety of Radiohead’s The King of Limbs and Yo La Tengo’s recent Fade. It is a beautiful album. But listen to it now, during the springtime, when the first hints of summer’s beauty are at their most fragile. It will be an amazing experience.

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UW soccer’s spring season points to bright future Cole Monka Sports Writer The spring season is underway for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team and, once again, the Badgers’ defense has stolen the show. Wisconsin opened the spring schedule with a 2-0 win against UW-Green Bay in the McClain center March 15 and continued to hold its opponents scoreless in a 0-0 draw away at Western Illinois April 6. An important aspect of the spring season is improvement and the defense is using this time to address mistakes it made in the fall. Wisconsin gave up 22 goals in the 2012 regular season. While this is no more than 2011, it still leaves room for improvement. “Our main focus is to keep clean sheets and try to limit the chances the other team has against us and to prevent some soft goals and hopefully come away with a good amount of shutouts,” sophomore defender AJ Cochran said. “Hopefully, that will take us eventually to the tournament, which would be our ultimate goal.” The defense isn’t alone in its quest for improvement. The offense is also looking for more output than they witnessed this fall, which will surely be aided by the return of senior midfielder Tomislav

ZAK, from 10 number of other successful pups like Jason Day or Keegan Bradley. There’s even Guan Tianlang, the 14-year old Chinese golfer who earned

Zadro from an ACL injury. A tough injury for the star midfielder to come back from, Zadro could often be seen on the sidelines working to rehab from his injury in 2012. “I’ve been working hard trying to get stronger and faster and mentally prepare to play,” Zadro said. A star player returning from a long-term injury can be a huge boost to a team. Zadro lead the Badgers in both goals (6) and assists (8) in 2011, and is looking to add a spark to an attack that was at times lacking creativity. “We need to create more chances and hopefully score more goals. We had a problem with that last year,“ Zadro said. Offense is where Wisconsin struggled the most last season. The Badgers scored four fewer goals in 2012 than 2011, and took 22 fewer shots. Going into this season, however, Wisconsin has a large upperclassmen presence on the roster; something head coach John Trask thinks could help UW. “Sometimes, especially when you have a senior group like we do, that motivation knowing it’s their last goaround helps us as coaches,” Trask said. “I’ve been very pleased with the focus and intensity and quality of our training sessions.”

Goalkeeper battle continues For the UW soccer team, a goalkeeper contest is nothing new. In his rookie season with the team, freshman Chase Rau started 15 games for the Badgers in the fall, making 60 saves, which was8 good enough for third-best in the Big Ten despite splitting time with fellow junior goaltender Max Jentsch. Jentsch was the starter for most of 2011 (also starting 15 games), making 56 saves that year. But as the spring season has progressed, Trask said he has been pleased with the effort shown by the other goalkeepers on the roster as well, giving Jentsch the starting nod in the first two games of the spring season. “We’ve got quite a battle in goal,” Trask said. “This is a good time for these goalkeepers to be pushing each other. All four of them are competing on a daily basis, which makes them better and makes the team better.” Coaching experience gained, lost Trask spent time in Florida this offseason, coaching prospective professional talent at the 2012 MLS Combine. It is not the first time that Trask has worked with some of the U.S.’s best talent, having previously worked with the U-23

National Team as an assistant coach in 2012. “It was an enjoyable week. High-level players, top-level guys in college and a great coaching group,” Trask said. “I got to speak on some of our players’ behalf, guys that we think maybe the pros, agents, technical directors and general managers should be looking at going forward.”

While Trask gained valuable experience in the offseason, his staff lost some. After three years working at Wisconsin, assistant coach Phil Presser left UW to coach at the Indiana Fire Academy. While the loss of a key staff member is never easy to overcome, Trask remains optimistic that he will be able to bring in another assistant

coach with new ideas to introduce to the program. “We’re in the process [of finding a replacement],” Trask said. “Change is inevitable. It was a great opportunity for Phil, we’re going to miss him, but we’re also looking to bring a little fresh blood in here. We’ll bring in someone who hopefully our guys will learn new tricks from.”

himself a surprising bid to the biggest golf tournament on Earth. He represents the middle school crowd with a lack of words but a drive that flies on a line straighter than you could walk. For the fashion crowd,

maybe the ladies who prefer flip-flops to fairways, there’s Rickie Fowler, the neonhappy pro who proudly wears orange better than anyone, ever. There’s also Ian Poulter, the Englishman perfectly pleased to don

plaid. The best part of it all? Each of the groups discussed have a healthy chance of winning the glorious tournament. And in addition to them, there’s many more. If you can’t

find someone to cheer for at the Masters, at least take pleasure in the beauty of the course. Even if it’s not for everyone, it should at least keep you inside. Like I said, it will probably be raining in Madison.

Sean is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. Will you be watching the Masters this weekend? Let him know who your favorite is with an email to szak@badgerherald. com.

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Redshirt senior midfielder Tomislav Zadro has returned to the Badgers’ lineup this spring for exhibition play after suffering an ACL injury last year.

ARANDA, from 10 guy to work with.” Aranda now inherits a Wisconsin team that was ranked 17th in points allowed a season ago, giving up an average of 19.1 points per game. The defensive coordinator has already made an impression on his new team and players with his preparation and knowledge of the game. “He’s obviously a really intellectual guy,” fifth-year senior linebacker Tyler Dippel said. “He really knows how to break down an offensive scheme. He really knows how to attack protections and that’s something that you can see in just the past couple of weeks of spring ball.” And while Aranda isn’t the type of coach who will fire players up with his energy and enthusiasm, Busch says he connects with his players through his understanding of the game. “He’s so knowledgable about everything that is going on out there, so automatically the kids just gravitate to him because they all know, because we have such intelligent group of kids here from all positions, that he can make them better,” Busch said. As if the Wisconsin players and coaches didn’t already have enough to rave

BLAKE, from 10 During her sophomore year, Blake took seventh in the state in Division I with a high jump of five feet, four inches. Sheffield said that Blake is a long way from honing her volleyball skills, but her willingness to work hard is an invaluable asset. “The competitiveness, the determination, the drive to get better and to be great is oozing out of every one of her pores,” Sheffield said. “She really, really wants to be good. I would put her competitive drive up there with probably anyone on this team right now. She’s going to be really, really good. It’s going to take some time.” Fellow middle blocker and junior Dominique Thompson said Blake has already vastly improved her attacks on offense as well as her on-court confidence. Thompson also said that all of the players have supported Blake from the start and have respected

about when Aranda came to Madison with all of his recent defensive successes, now that they are actually getting to see and play in the new 3-4 defense Aranda has installed they couldn’t be happier. “You see guys coming free like they’ve never come free before,” Dippel said. “The thing about his defense is ... guys have a lot more freedom to go make plays and to go out of their primary gap and go to their secondary gap and do things like that. So, that allows you to make a lot more plays and it’s actually a lot more fun for guys like that.” In just eight years, Aranda went from coaching high school football to coaching the defense of one of the premier programs in the Big Ten. And while the turnover-hungry defensive coordinator has accomplished so much in his career, he has been to busy to look back on his successes. “I guess [looking back at my success] would be something cool to do, but you’ve got to watch the film, you’ve got to get corrections, you’ve got to talk to this kid so he knows how important it is for him to do this or to be that,” Aranda said. “So, there’s always work to be had. It’s a full-time job but I love it. I wouldn’t do anything else.”

her for her consistent work ethic. Thompson said that throughout the first weeks of the semester, all of the players were texting Blake to help her find her way around campus. “We’ve all just kind of taken her under our wing as a responsibility to let her know where she needs to be,” Thompson said. Blake praised her teammates for the support they have given her. She said she expected to be looked down upon as a freshman, but has been fully accepted as part of the Wisconsin volleyball family. Even as a bona fide member of the UW volleyball clan, Blake said she is still trying to learn from the veterans of the team. “I’m kind of following in a sense,” Blake said. “I’m trying to find my spot on the team at the same time. … It’s great though because they push me. Coach pushes me. I don’t feel like anyone’s letting up the slack.”


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Blake enjoying first taste of Wisconsin 18-year-old middle blocker joins Badgers after graduating high school last semester Lee Gordon Volleyball Writer For many in their final year of high school, second semester is like a dream come true. It is a time when high schoolers across the country secure collegiate enrollment and pursue semester-long vacations filled with skipped classes, blown-off homework and senior prom. But freshman Tori Blake threw that all away without a second thought by graduating high school a semester early to join the Wisconsin volleyball team. “It’s been like a dream come true,” Blake said. “High school was great, but I was kind of over it to begin with … It was the best thing that had ever happened to me. So few people are able to do that. I was so happy that I was able to.” Instead of walking with the Midland High School Class of 2013 at graduation and gearing up for senior skip day, Blake has been playing and practicing as a full-fledged student-athlete with the UW volleyball team since January. Blake was named to the 2013 Volleyball

Magazine Fab 50 list, along with future Badger Lauren Carlini and was a two-time all-conference and allregion selection in her home state of Michigan. Even as a 17-year-old heading into the semester, the 6-foot-3 middle blocker had no regrets about leaving high school early. She was thrilled to join her teammates and begin learning about the UW volleyball system. “Coming here early, you get ahead on classes, you get to be with the team,” Blake said. “That’s the biggest thing, being with the team, being with your family that you’re going to have for the next four years, getting to know the coaching staff, seeing how everything works. It’s worth it.” Head coach Kelly Sheffield said in his past experience, players who graduate early to play with their college teams have a difficult time adjusting to life away from home. However, he said Blake has been a different story. “This kid isn’t going through any of that stuff as far as I can tell,” Sheffield said. “This Disney World

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Freshman middle blocker Tori Blake (10) has helped lead Wisconsin to a 3-0 start in its exhibition season this spring. Blake joined the team in January after graduating from Midland High School in Michigan. ride for her has been for four months.” Another important transition Blake has made was her shift from basketball to volleyball. Growing up in a basketballcrazed home, it was a shock to her parents when Blake decided during her sophomore year of high

school that after eight years of basketball, she would be giving up the sport to pursue volleyball. Blake’s sophomore year was also the same year she said she started “taking [volleyball] seriously,” and the same year that Blake verbally committed to playing volleyball at

Wisconsin. Blake began travelling two hours away by car to Grand Rapids, Mich., to train at the club level and improve her skills. While Blake’s fall season consisted of playing with the Midland High School Chemics, her springs turned into long car rides, weekends at

tournaments and long days training, but she said her newfound love of volleyball made the time commitment irrelevant. Sheffield said she has been able to transition seamlessly into volleyball because of her athleticism.

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New coordinator Aranda brings experience to UW Aggressive defensive leader looks to use 18 years of coaching in new gig at Wisconsin Spencer Smith Associate Sports Editor During his 18 years as a football coach, firstyear Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has been with several different schools and in a number of different systems, but one thing has remained constant: His players get to the ball. Aranda has been coaching football for nearly his entire adult life, starting his career in 1995, just a year after graduating from high school. He coached as a graduate assistant all through his college career at California Lutheran. Since then, Aranda has coached at eight different schools and has been a defensive coordinator for five years. Courtesy of UW Athletics Although coaching is now New defensive coordinator Dave Aranda comes to Wisconsin after one season at Utah State where the Aggies surrendered just 15.4 ppg. part of his life, Aranda didn’t

always have his sights set on being a football coach, saying, “it just kind of happened.” Now, Aranda’s defenses are feared because of the pressure he puts on the offense with his intense blitzing packages. The California native credits his high-pressure defensive style to one of his mentors, Greg McMackin. “I was a [graduate assistant] for him at Texas Tech and I coached for him at Hawaii. He was a blitz guy and he was a score-touchdowns-on-defense guy, he was a get takeaways type guy and get sacks,” Aranda said. “So those were the type of things that have been kind of imprinted early on. Those are things that we try to impress on people here.” Aranda took McMackin’s fast-paced style of defense and ran with it, becoming one of the most successful defensive coordinators in college football in recent years. In his first season as defensive coordinator at Hawaii in 2010, Aranda’s Warriors led the country with

38 takeaways. Aranda then caught the eye of head coach Gary Andersen at Utah State where he manned the Aggies’ defense in 2012 and turned out the eighth-best defense in the land, allowing just 15.4 points per game. Wisconsin safeties coach Bill Busch, who coached with Aranda under Andersen at Utah State, says it is Aranda’s attention to detail that has made him so effective. “The thing that comes to mind first is his great attention to detail in every aspect of the defensive game,” Busch said. “Not just third down, not just first down, pass rush, everything. “He’s a full defensive coordinator. He knows every aspect of every position on the field better than anyone I’ve ever seen. Probably the next thing would be that he is an absolute football rat. Given the choice between a vacation in Belize or watching some NFL film, he’d be watching NFL film. That’s just how he operates and he’s just a great

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Masters has something for everyone to get excited about Sean Zak Zak It To Ya Augusta National Golf Club — known around the world for hosting the most important golf tournament in early April each year — isn’t for everyone. Until just recently, it was a boys-only fraternity house of sorts that allowed only the most lucky and hallowed of guests onto its grounds. Women weren’t allowed to join the list of 300-orso members. Then the assemblage of the privileged

at Augusta National granted two members, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty (through a stipulation with the company) and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It’s clear that Augusta National isn’t for everybody, and honestly, that’s completely fine. In order to sustain the sensational aura of Magnolia Lane and Amen Corner, keeping the club exclusive from everybody seems to do the trick (no matter how many fiends like myself watch with impractical jealousy on a rainy day in Madison). What is for everybody, however, is the event that Augusta hosts — the Masters — particularly the 2013 version. Sure, yearly events tend to seem to be

as magical as last year’s rendition, but 2013 is loaded with story lines, enough to make even the slightest of golf fans pay attention. Let’s start with seemingly everyone’s favorite topic — for better or worse — Tiger Woods. The Masters tournament is for everyone simply because Woods is a polarizing figure. That figure sits atop the golf world, generating a slew of fans that adore him for the way he putts, drives and pitches. But there’s another half to the Eldrick Woods story, one that stems from an ill-timed collision of his Cadillac Escalade with a fire hydrant, eventually revealing a scandalous affair that not even the best golfer of all time could handle.

So he’s got avid fans and avid haters, those who want straight drives and those who want straight failure. He’s also got his golf game back and is as dangerous as ever with a golf club in his hands. But that alone doesn’t put Woods above the field. He’ll have to tame Augusta and a field of foes like he has four times in his career. This time would be his first since 2005. Woods is the favorite and the only golfer to win multiple times on the PGA Tour this season. That’ll get the fans going. But he’s been sitting on 14 career majors for more than four years. Anything less than first place will leave the haters happy. Like I’ve been saying, this Masters is for everyone.

Indeed, though they won’t be getting nearly as much attention, others will be playing this weekend. To keep the Wisconsin and Midwest crowd interested, there’s Steve Stricker, who is happily defying logic. Ol’ man Stricker (because 46 is old by golf standards) has decreased his playing schedule in 2013, focusing his sights on the post-tour life. That doesn’t mean he’s fading into the darkness, though. Although he’s not a clear proponent of Charmin Ultra toilet paper (he very well may be), Stricker definitely believes in their tagline “less is more.” In his twelve rounds on tour this season, just one left him over par.

One of the events that predictably made Stricker’s list is this week’s Masters. He has played well in every other Masters in which he competes. Last year was a flub, so the lovable senior citizen might have a 2013 performance to remember in store for the older crowd not ready to relinquish the game to golf’s young guns. And what about those young guys? Well there’s that Rory McIlroy, who was the top golfer in the world before focusing more on the tennis balls his girlfriend was hitting rather than the white dimpled balls he was competing with. His game seems to be returning to its former greatness. The 23-year-old is joined by a

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