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Bill to allow bars to sue underagers Polo Rocha Senior Legislative Editor A Republican-sponsored bill introduced Thursday would allow bars and other alcohol vendors to sue underage patrons on their premises in an effort to reduce the number of underage drinkers at bars and target the state’s “drinking culture.”

The bill would allow bars to sue underage drinkers for $1,000 plus other legal fees. The bill’s author, Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, said such a bill would reduce underage drinkers at bars but also help protect bars that let them in unknowingly. Sen. Neal Kedzie, R-Elkhorn, who is sponsoring a companion bill in the state

Senate, echoed the sentiment. “The fact of the matter is, we have a drinking culture in this state,” Kedzie said. “This won’t stop somebody from drinking off premises in a dorm room or a house, but if they try to go out and defraud a legal operator, there are consequences.” Underage people in bars can currently only face

penalties from police, with fines anywhere between $250 and $1,000, according to a Legislative Reference Bureau analysis. As those with fewer offenses often pay less in fines, Kedzie characterized the current law as a “slap on the wrist.” The new bill, however, would let bars charge underage patrons $1,000 plus

currently defend themselves if someone younger lies about their age or shows a fake identification card. “There’s still responsibility [for bars] to do their best to determine when people are presenting false IDs and not letting people go past,” Kedzie said.

legal fees if they win in court, regardless of whether police cited the individual with an underage violation. If the person is under 18, bars would be able to sue the parent or legal guardian. Bar owners would remain responsible for ensuring they only let in 21-year-olds and older, Kedzie said. According to the bureau, bars can

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Campus Arts College in early development Julia Skulstad Senior Campus Editor

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University of Wisconsin administrators are in the early stages of developing a plan for a College of the Arts, which would provide a more cohesive and centralized home for the arts on campus. According to University Committee Chair Mark Cook, the arts are currently split between the School of Education, the College of Letters and Science and the School of Human Ecology. With the arts spread across multiple schools, Cook said the current structure presents a management problem, as a single dean does not represent the arts in their entirety In addition to many other benefits, the formation of a College of the Arts would address this issue, he said.

“It’s thought that creating a College of the Arts would be much more visible on campus instead of a structure divided through three colleges on campus,” Cook said. “There is not a unified arts structure [at UW] that is driving a core degree in arts.” Norma Saldivar, executive director of the UW Arts Institute and a theatre professor, said in an email to The Badger Herald the proposal for the college includes the unification of the School of Music, the Art Department, the Dance Department and the Department of Theatre and Drama. The college would have 110-120 faculty members and would be the sixth largest college at UW, Cook said. Saldivar said the college would have a student body

of approximately 1,100. A unified college would bring faculty, students, staff and curriculum closer together in order to reduce barriers and increase opportunities for connection and innovation, Saldivar said. Cook added having a central and unified College of the Arts would also have financial implications for the university’s programs as it would likely increase the philanthropic and grant funds used to support arts on campus. According to Saldivar, however, such a proposal is not new to UW and has been in discussion since the establishment of the UW Arts Consortium in 1976. Although efforts to improve coordination and advocacy for the arts on campus have been

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Walker’s signature ends two-year mining bill debate Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor A single vote in the state Senate ended a legislative debate spanning more than two years and paved the way for iron mining in Wisconsin to resume after a nearly 30year hiatus. The goal of the bill, originally introduced in December 2011, was to partner with other mining operations in the state and return environmentally sound mining to Wisconsin, according to Charlie Bellin, a spokesperson for Rep. Mary Williams, R–Medford. According to Bellin, while the state is a home to the nation’s only two mining

manufacturers, Wisconsin regulations prevented companies from receiving a mining permit. The bill passed through the Assembly in January 2011 with more than 60 percent of representatives voting to approve the bill. However, the Senate rejected the contentious bill by a vote of 17-16 that March. Sixty-two Republican state legislators reintroduced the bill in January 2013. After an expedited process of pushing the bill forward, the Joint Committee on Finance approved the mining legislation Feb. 25, which squeaked through the Senate by a vote of 17-16 for the bill.

MINING BILL TIMELINE March 6, 2012 Senate rejects original bill by just one vote, due to a crucial vote of opposition from Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, the sole legislator to vote across party lines.

December 14, 2011 Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business introduces mining bill.

January 26, 2012 Assembly passes mining bill by a vote of 60-36 after representatives propose eight amendments.

January 8, 2013 Fifty-three representatives and nine senators, all Republicans, introduce a new version of the mining bill with amendments they said would increase environmental protection.

November 6, 2012 Republican Party takes control of one more seat in state Senate. Lead author of newly approved mining bill Tom Tiffany, R– Hazelhurst, fills vacant seat.

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February 27, 2013 The Senate approves bill by a vote of 17-6. March 7, 2013 Assembly votes in favor of bill 58-39.

Campus continues safe nighttime transportation search Groups promote SAFEwalk, city ordinance allowing cabs on State Street after SAFEcab program ends Allie Johnson City Life Editor After the decision was made to end the SAFEcab program last year, groups across campus are promoting a new city ordinance that allows private cabs more access to the State Street area late at night. The Associated Students of Madison Student Services Finance Committee voted to cut the SAFEcab service at the end of last spring semester. The service was funded partly through segregated fees and partly through UW Transportation Services, she said. Shared Governance Committee Britt Moes

said ASM felt the cab service was expensive and underutilized. The committee had to pick services to cut and chose those not generating as much use from students. Darwin Ward, manager of UW Transportation Services commuter solutions, said the cab program was always a “last resort” option. “The number of cabs allowed per semester per student was very limited, so it never could have formed the main portion of nighttime transportation for an individual,” he said. To make up for the loss of SAFEcab, the Madison city council passed an ordinance early last semester allowing taxi cabs to provide service

on the 500 block of State Street between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. City council members felt it was in the best interest of the city to allow cabs to cruise specific parts of the street during prime night life hours to provide a safe alternative mode of transportation for students, Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said. Resnick said the ordinance has made it easier to diffuse late night situations on State Street and clear out the area after bars close. The ordinance also allows for students to get home immediately after they leave the bars in the same way SAFEcab did, he said. “[The ordinance] allows

students greater access to cabs,” Resnick said. “I believe downtown is safer with the ordinance in place.” Moes said many students were initially unhappy with the decision to eliminate the service, although it is a less frequently discussed issue now. In response to student concerns about eliminating SAFEcab, ASM began working with UW Transportation Services to reincorporate the service into the budget during last semester. However, progress has been stagnant on making this a reality, Moes said. According to Ward, it is up to the discretion of the student government to

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decide whether to reinstate the service or not. “I don’t foresee [SAFEcab] happening,” Moes said. “Seg fees would have to increase in order for it to be put in the budget.” As for the future of nighttime transportation, Moes said ASM is working to ensure other late night options for students are not also cut from the budget. Lighted walkways and campus buses are main priorities for ASM, she added. She said it is important to keep the buses running because they are the mode of transportation most frequently used by students to get home. More students

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March 11, 2013 Gov. Scott Walker signs bill into law.

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Voucher school program sparks concern Sarah Link Reporter Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to create a voucher program for special needs students has sparked concerns from some legislators and parents that the choice policy would funnel money away from public school districts’ programs. Walker’s proposed budget includes a new program that would give scholarships to special needs students to attend private schools of their choice. But moderate Republicans in the Senate joined the voices of opposition to the program last week. Joanne Juhnke, chair of the statewide Stop Special Needs Vouchers group, said she and

other parents are concerned because the vouchers would take money out of public schools. This would lead to fewer resources for the remaining special needs children in public schools, she said. Because private schools can choose which students to admit, Juhnke said they would likely only choose those with “milder” disabilities. Students with more significant disabilities, she said, would be left in public schools. “The public schools are required to educate everyone, no matter the disability, and private schools don’t have that mandate,” Juhnke said. She said the group’s top priority is to push for the proposal to be taken out of the state budget and put forward as a separate piece

of legislation so it can be debated in public hearings. Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, has similar concerns with the proposal, according to his spokesperson Todd Albaugh. Two other Republican senators said last week they oppose the special needs voucher program. Albaugh said public schools would be left supporting students who cost the most to educate, leading to smaller school districts needing to cut programs in other areas, such as sports or arts. “[The proposal could lead to] private school systems taking those children with only mild or medium disabilities and leaving those with severe or profound disabilities in the public school system,” Albaugh said.

Student government seats, new constitution on ballot Kayla Rathjen Herald Contributor University of Wisconsin students will have the chance to vote for their student representatives and a referendum on a new constitution in the Associated Students of Madison elections this week. ASM will be holding their elections beginning today to fill 29 Student Council seats, five Student Services Finance Committee seats and senior class officer positions, according to ASM’s website. The government’s new constitution will also be up for a campuswide vote. ASM spokesperson David Gardner, who is also running for a seat in Student Council, said ASM is hoping to surpass last year’s 11 percent voter turnout with a goal of 15 percent turnout. Student Election Commission Chair Mickey Stevens said interest in Student Council is imperative because it determines the future of students’ respective colleges. “If students want to ensure that their student government provides services that matter to

them and to the campus as a whole, then students need to elect student government representatives that are going to work towards making that happen,” Stevens said. Voting can help benefit students’ academic positions whether they are in the College of Letters and Sciences or the School of Business or even Graduate School, he said. ASM Chair Andrew Bulovsky said this goal for turnout is better than most Big Ten Universities. All students can vote for Student Council representatives based on what academic college they are in, Bulovsky said, and students can also vote for five new SSFC members regardless of their school. Students with senior academic standing can also vote for senior class president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Gardner said all of the contenders, along with their biographies and issues stances, are featured on ASM’s website. He added it is important for students voting to understand the candidates’ plans for the future of Student Council. Students’ votes also decide who they want to lead

their student government and this can help prioritize certain programs for their benefit, because through voting, students decide where they want their leadership to go, he said. Garder also noted a crucial element on this year’s ballot is the vote for ASM’s newly proposed constitution. ASM will announce the elections results and the new representatives on the evening of March 13, Bulovsky said. Winners of the election will serve oneyear terms starting May 1, except for SSFC winners, who will serve two-year terms, he added. “Voting is important because ASM controls about $1,100 of students’ money every single year,” Bulovsky said. “Their votes will also determine if the constitution is passed, which would result in a more efficient ASM.” Those voting will need to provide their UW netID and password to verify they are students, Stevens said. Computer kiosks around campus will also have a link to vote after students log in, he added. The elections will take place at asm.uwsc.wisc.edu from March 11-13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

He also noted while Walker’s larger plans of expanding voucher schools is aimed at a few school districts, this special needs scholarship program would be statewide. A bill that created a similar program passed the Assembly in the last session but was not scheduled for a vote in the Senate. Rep. John Jagler, R-Watertown, supported that bill when he worked for the former Assembly speaker’s office. Jagler has a 15-yearold daughter with Down syndrome who attends a Watertown public school. Although Jagler said he is pleased with the special needs programs in public schools, he said other parents may need to find services in other schools if the public school ones are not satisfactory.

MINING, from 1 The Assembly approved the bill Thursday. On Feb. 25, Williams said the legislation could bring 14,000 jobs to the state. She added a company could only receive a mining permit after meeting Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources’ requirements. According to Bellin, the difference between last year’s taconite mining bill failing to gain Senate approval and Gov. Scott Walker signing this year’s version into law Monday is two-fold. “The Senate was what killed it last year,” Bellin said. “Having a bigger majority helped. But also, the bill was better than last year’s because of some of the [new amendments].” Bellin said the mining bill that Walker will sign today had more ideas from the Democratic side of the aisle, which informed its amendments to last year’s proposed legislation. He said the amendments gave the DNR and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers more flexibility to change the bill, if necessary. Sen. Dale Schultz, R–Richland Center, was the lone senator to vote against party lines to narrow the gap of the bill’s passage. However, his opposition made no effect with the GOP holding 18 seats of the state Senate, compared to the Democrats’ 15, according to Rep. Fred Kessler, D–Milwaukee. “Elections count and the fact is, the Democrats lost one seat in the state,” Kessler said. “Sen. Shultz

ARTS COLLEGE, from 1 underway for decades, Saldivar said recent talks to expedite the proposal began in a 20082009 strategic planning meeting and was formally established in 2011. A project charter was approved for a “College of the Arts Proposal,” with Interim Chancellor David Ward as executive sponsor in November 2011, Saldivar said. Saldivar said this strategic plan received widespread support for a unified college among faculty, students and staff. She said additional discussions and town meetings also brought greater focus and potential to the college’s design and benefits. The increased visibility of the arts to a larger campus body would be a great benefit for the college and an asset to its students, Cook added. He said a unified college would provide a firm foundation and a strong presence and

SAFECAB, from 1 are taking the bus at night than anything else, Moes said. Despite the end of SAFEcab, students have no shortage of options for getting home at night, Ward said, noting UW’s three SAFEride bus routes and the SAFEwalk walking

“I know in talking with other parents that there are some people…that aren’t getting the education that they want their child to have in the public school setting,” Jagler said. He added a child with a disability might get easily frustrated with a teacher and shut down. Jagler said that could be a problem if, as is the case in many public schools, the child only has one or two teachers for all their years at the school. The special needs voucher program would open up more options to families, who know what is best for their child, Jagler said. “Allowing parents to choose what’s best for their kid when it comes to policy is not only good policy, it’s the right thing to do,” Jagler said.

was the swing vote and, had the Senate been split 17-16, that would have been the vote that made the difference. But unfortunately, with his vote it didn’t matter.” Many opposing the bill, including various statewide environmental groups, expressed concern for the possible contamination of the groundwater of neighboring properties and other negative environmental effects. The bill will lower the restrictions on environmental pollution and open the largest open taconite mine in the world, according to a statement from the Sierra Club, John Muir Chapter, the national environmental organization’s state branch. Bellin said many of the concerns legislators and advocacy groups had regarding the contamination of groundwater in the Bad River Watershed are unfounded, as the bill does not alter any of the DNR’s groundwater standards. However, mining companies will be less restricted in how they go about meeting those standards, Bellin said. Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, who would have the mine located in her district, however, disagreed with Bellin, and was among those against the bill. “If [a bill] allows something harmful, we should change it.…If we know that it is ineffective, we should change it,” Bewley said. “We can’t just say it is good because it might create jobs. That’s not good enough.”

visibility for the arts on campus. “This will have an impact on all levels of opportunities for students that are presently studying on the campus and those with eyes to UW-Madison as a potential place to study art or have access to opportunities in the arts,” Saldivar said. There is not yet an expected deadline for the proposal to form a College of the Arts, Cook said. He also said the University Committee has yet to finish the draft they will send to the University Academic Planning Council, the body which will vote on the creation of the college. The creation of the college would also have to be approved by the UW System Board of Regents, Cook said. However, he said the University Committee hopes to present the proposal and their recommendations to Faculty Senate in April, although the body will not formally vote on the plan.

escorts. “UW Transportation Services has not created any new program to replace the cab program per se,” Ward said. “Instead [we] have focused on promoting our SAFEwalk program and also making sure that those who call SAFE services are made aware of the buses and paid cab options.”

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Wisconsin’s job growth lags in national survey Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor While the latest employment report showed an upswing for the national economy, job growth indicators suggest Wisconsin’s economy is failing to keep a similar pace. Private sector businesses nationwide added 246,000 jobs in February, reducing the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent, the lowest rate since 2008, according to Friday’s U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report. However, a January report from the bureau said Wisconsin is ranked 42nd in private-sector job creation based on data collected between June 2011 and June 2012. These two sets of data form an inaccurate comparison,

Department of Workforce Development spokesperson Dick Jones said in an email to The Badger Herald. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly Current Employment Statistics said Wisconsin has lost 19,100 jobs from June 2011 to June 2012, Jones said the actual statelevel job count according to DOL’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages shows Wisconsin gained more than 35,500 private-sector jobs during that time span. The QCEW surveys about 95 percent of Wisconsin employers, while only 3.5 percent of CES’ surveyed businesses are in Wisconsin. Although Gov. Scott Walker admitted Wednesday his quarter million job growth goal his first term was unfeasible, Jones said Walker’s 2013-15 proposed biennial budget is committed to targeting economic development.

“Improving Wisconsin’s business environment and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation will help grow Wisconsin’s economy,” Jones said. “At the same time, preparing workers to find jobs in the modern workforce will help Wisconsinites prosper and further strengthen our state’s economy.” Wisconsin added only 3,900 nonfarm jobs in all of 2012 after the state gained 5,200 nonfarm jobs between December 2011 and January 2012, according to BLS. The bureau said Wisconsin’s job growth rate was one-tenth of the U.S. rate in 2012 — 0.14 percent compared to 1.40 percent job growth nationally. As of BLS’ most recent employment data for Wisconsin since December, the state has also lost 15,900 nonfarm jobs since January 2011. In December, total nonfarm employment for the

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state was 2,858,644 according to Department of Workforce Development’s statistics. Political science professor David Cannon said Walker’s spending cuts may be causing Wisconsin’s employment situation. “With all the cutbacks in state spending — Act 10 cut spending for public sector jobs, especially in education — it takes money out of the economy and creates lower demand,” Cannon said. “That kind of a policy was a drag on

the economy, so it didn’t grow as fast as states around us.” Cannon added there are two paths to economic prosperity: Walker’s approach to balancing the budget through low taxes and decreased spending, which encourages business growth, or an increased role of government in public program spending to build a long-term base for the future, a strategy President Barack Obama has advocated. Walker’s fiscal policies have not created more private-

sector jobs in the short term, however, the governor has said all along his plan is geared toward the long term, Cannon said. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation spokesperson Tom Thieding agreed the state’s financial strategy would take time to advance the state’s economy. “A lot of what we’re doing will not mean immediate changes,” Thieding said. “Most of these are multi-year investments.”

UW, Madison College sign reverse transfer agreement Lindsey Gapen Reporter

Julia Skulstad Senior Campus Editor Officials from the University of Wisconsin and Madison Area Technical College will sign a reverse transfer agreement Monday, allowing credits to transfer between both of the higher education institutions. The reverse transfer agreement will go into effect this fall and will permit Madison College students who have earned at least 30 credits to transfer to UW

in order to fulfill remaining requirements for an associate degree, Madison College spokesperson Bill Bessette said in an email to The Badger Herald. As a result of this agreement, students can receive their associate degree from Madison College, Bessette said. Instead of transferring credits to UW, students can now transfer credits from the university back to Madison College, he added. The agreement will make it easier for Madison College students who transfer to UW to earn their associate degree,

Bessette said. Madison College spokesperson Cary Heyer said this agreement strengthens the relationship the college already has with UW. He said prior to establishing this agreement, there was no formal way to recognize the value of getting a two-year degree and this provides more incentive for students because they can begin at Madison College and later transfer to UW to receive their degree. Heyer said agreements like this are not common, as this is the first agreement of its type in Wisconsin. “For students, it really

provides more opportunity and more incentive to continue to get their associate degree,” Heyer said. Heyer said a majority of Madison College students start at the community college with the idea they will transfer to UW. For students who transfer, this agreement will allow them to be recognized for their associate degree from Madison College as well, he said. Holding an associate degree can be regarded as more significant for students who do not complete their bachelor’s degree, Madison College Provost Terry Web

said in a Madison College statement. It’s an advantage in the competitive job market, he said. “Each year, hundreds of students begin their higher education at Madison College, then transfer to UW-Madison,” Webb said. “For these students, earning an associate degree may not be their ultimate goal.” Heyer said this agreement helps to maximize human resources and money. He said by combining resources at Madison College and UW, it will be easier for students to get where they need to be more efficiently.

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Vilas Zoo adds female lion cub Elaine Menigo Herald Contributor Shortly after the unexpected death of a chimpanzee last week, Henry Vilas Zoo gained a new animal for one of their most popular exhibits. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced the arrival of Shakura, a two-yearold African lion from Sedgewick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan., in a statement released Thursday. Dane County Supervisor Chuck Erickson cited two main reasons for Shakura’s placement at the zoo, emphasizing the transfer of the animal was mainly to keep the species in existence for as long as possible. The Lion Species Survival Plan, which according to Dane County Executive spokesperson Carrie Springer is an organization that genetically pairs animals in order to maintain the health of a species, specifically paired the young female lion with Henry, a seventeen-year-old lion at the zoo, the statement said. Animals are genetically paired with animals from different zoos and often transferred by the Species Survival Plan in order to maintain healthy populations of the species, Jeff Halter, deputy director of the Henry Vilas Zoo said. The zoo’s male lion, Henry, has been diagnosed with renal failure, which is common in older big cats. However, the disease is manageable through diet and close monitoring by the staff, according to the statement. Shakura was paired with him as a result of the excellent care he has received from the zookeepers and veterinary staff, the statement said.

Additionally, Erickson said another reason for the transfer is Henry’s advanced age. Shakura brings a welcome energetic personality to the exhibit and is a good example of the species for the visitors to see, Erickson said. “Everyone likes to see new animals,” Springer said. “[Shakura] is a very young and energetic and playful lion, so I think the public will really enjoy seeing her.” Erickson added zoo staff feels Shakura will help attract new visitors. The zoo gets new visitors for any number of reasons, but the introduction of a new resident will certainly help because it is a key exhibit, Erickson said, adding the larger animal exhibits, such as the lion exhibit, help maintain viewership and number of visitors every year. “It is definitely an asset to the community. People love it,” Erickson said. Halter said Shakura arrived in Madison approximately three months ago and the lions are currently taking turns being outside when the weather is nice. Although Halter said the animals are not affected by the weather as much as some would think, Springer said the lions go out less in the winter than at other points in the year. Springer said the zoo makes adjustments for the wintertime, such as inserting a heated rock in the lion exhibit, in case the animals get cold. In the winter, however, the lions are able to go outside and play because they enjoy playing in the snow, Halter said. He added Henry and Shakura are in the process of getting to know each other and will interact after some time in hopes of eventually breeding and having cubs.

This agreement also helps students save money, Heyer said. He said it costs much less per year to attend Madison College and this agreement could save students $11,000 each year before they attend UW. UW Provost Paul DeLuca said in the statement the reverse transfer agreement is a great opportunity for students. “This agreement adds value for transfer students who have already put in significant work toward earning their associate degree and is another opportunity to strengthen our partnership with Madison College,” DeLuca said.

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Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics hosted an atheist pride parade and rally as part of their annual Freethought Festival.

Organization calls for end to stigma for atheists with rally Alice Coyne Senior Reporter In conjunction with a campus festival this weekend, members of the Madison community gathered Saturday to raise awareness about atheism and highlight the need for a separation between church and state in a downtown parade. The University of Wisconsin’s Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics student organization hosted their annual Free Thought Festival, a weekend-long atheist conference which included an Atheist Pride Parade on State Street. The parade, which is a new addition to the annual festival, was meant to celebrate atheist pride, improve public perception of the belief and demonstrate the size of the atheist population, AHA Executive Director Chris Calvey said in an email to The Badger Herald. He added the event also emphasized the importance of the separation of church and state. “We think that events like the Atheist Pride Parade will help to solve this public relations problem,” Calvey said. “Anyone who sees our parade will realize that atheists are a diverse group of friendly people, coming from all walks of life and

not something to be afraid of.” The march, which culminated in a rally on the Capitol steps, also highlighted the power of the atheist voting demographic, Calvey said. The rally featured several speakers, including Greta Christine, an atheist activist, who echoed Calvey’s sentiment about the importance of spreading the word about atheism and being active within the community. According to Calvey, atheists make up 5 to 10 percent of the population and are consistently ranked as one of the least-trusted groups in the country. “The unfortunate reality is that it’s still considered political suicide for candidates to publicly embrace atheism,” he said. “We feel that the only way that will ever change is if atheists become more politically engaged.” Dan Barker, a representative from Madison’s Freedom from Religion Foundation, encouraged rally attendees to be proud of their beliefs, a message Christine also emphasized as a key factor in mobilizing the community. Christine urged participants to accept their anger and channel it positively in order to affect

social change. “When atheists are accused of being angry, we shouldn’t deny it. We should own it,” Christine said. “Anger has been a major driving force [behind] every social change movement in history. Anger motivates people to change the world.” According to Freedom from Religion Foundation Co-president Annie Laurie, atheists are taking their cues from gay rights movements and called for atheists to “come out of the closet” and embrace their beliefs. She said she believes the fastest way to change the demonization of free thinkers is to identify more publicly, a goal afforded by the parade and rally. Raising awareness is the first step in the right direction toward acceptance and social change, Laurie said. Calvey said in addition to raising awareness, he hoped the parade incited activist groups at other universities to start their own pride events. He said the parade was the first of its kind, as it does not appear anybody has attempted this sort of “Atheist Pride Parade.” Furthermore, Calvey added the event was unique as it was organized entirely by a few college students.

After working with Green Bay police, Jacque introduced a similar bill last session that got a public hearing but was not voted on in the committee. He said he has talked to the committee chair and expects to have a hearing on the bill in about a month. However, according to Julia Sherman, alcohol policy project coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Resource Center on Impaired Driving, this bill would do nothing to curb underage drinking. Instead, she said an appropriate way to address underage drinking would be to increase age checks and train staff to recognize fake IDs. “This bill is not a deterrent at all,” Sherman said. “It will have no impact. We know what activities have an impact on underage drinking. They’ve been well proven and documented. Alcohol age compliance checks work… However, retailers don’t like them.” Although Jacque said a similar law in Alaska has been effective, Sherman said Alaska’s decrease in underage drinking is likely due to a nationwide trend of decreasing underage drinking rates. Associated Students of Madison Chair Andrew Bulovksy said in a statement the bill would add to the already heavy repercussions underage drinkers face, such as fines or university consequences. ASM will lobby against the bill, he said. “While we understand and appreciate the importance of preventing underage students from having access to alcohol, this bill is overly punitive,” Bulovsky said. “It serves only to harm students and is unnecessary at best.” Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, called the bill a “horrible idea” and said bars would not likely use the proposed law much. He said bars might use the policy if they are fined for having large amounts of underage people but would likely not use it otherwise. Rachel Lepak, ASM’s representative on the City of Madison’s Alcohol License Review Committee, said the bill would serve to keep underage drinkers in unregulated house parties. She also said it would reduce responsibility for bar owners. “I think it’s a little bit ridiculous to sue students, especially when it would be on the error of the bar for not recognizing a fake ID,” Lepak said.

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UW struggles to Flawed rules do not warrant abuse balance work, play Ryan Rainey Editor-in-Chief Two stories have so far defined this semester at the University of Wisconsin: an important search for the institution’s new leader and a much less important debate over someone who believes he holds control over the entire UW community. But the university’s search for a new chancellor, possibly the most important debate we have encountered since former Chancellor Biddy Martin’s insistence on promoting administrative flexibilities for the Madison campus, has mostly fallen on deaf ears. I’ve noticed this first hand on the back end of the Herald’s website. I’ll avoid divulging specific numbers on the statistical differences between the stories. But it’s certainly fair to say that the few stories or columns this newspaper has run about the UW-Madison Confessions brand, an online cesspit of contrived and often bigoted bullshit, have far outpaced the much more consequential debate about UW’s future. For the last month, both student newspapers have devoted significant page space and bandwidth to the chancellor search. We have deservedly devoted significantly less space to the Confessions. But in keeping with the journalistic maxim that people read the newspaper for the comics — or in our case, the Shoutouts and the comics — more people have engaged with our scant coverage of Confessions than the in-depth looks into the four candidates vying to replace interim Chancellor David Ward. This isn’t surprising, and I think the Confessions have a small place in news coverage. But public interest shouldn’t be so lopsided. Here’s why you should care about the chancellor search, and not the Confessions: The chancellor search process will affect job prospects. It will affect the financial life of the entire university, the economy of an entire state and the scientific discoveries that could help millions. The leader the Board or Regents selects will shape the way we pay for tuition, how UW spends our money and how we interact with the state government. And hopefully, they will do all of this while maintaining a central characteristic of the university: the joie de vivre and educational enthusiasm

that Confessions has unsuccessfully attempted to portray. The Confessions have hurt the name of everyone who attends this university. The page’s quixotic administrator, who calls himself The Creator, often claims the administration has clandestinely encouraged him to continue promoting UW through the confessions. This is a laughable claim. Everyone in Bascom Hall will at least privately admit to UW’s “work hard, play hard” mentality being central to our uniqueness as a world-class university. But the content the Confessions regularly approves and publishes would have the average observer believe, among other things, that Abe Lincoln’s statue is regularly stained by male ejaculate. The Creator is right about one thing. This is a special place. I’m prideful UW students can receive a world-class education without the pretension that characterizes peer institutions; I’ve gotten the same chills during a Big Ten Championship game and had the same kind of memorable moments anyone else here has experienced. But imposing a lopsided focus on what makes UW great will be our undoing if it continues. This is the place, after all, where an unnecessary chant at football games is constantly repeated despite its negative effect on our reputation. The reason? It’s not because “Eat Shit, Fuck You” is a special Wisconsin football tradition. Instead, it’s simply because of a form of overhype and overcompensation that fuels the masses of undergraduates to prove Wisconsin’s sexual and social superiority while forgetting the academic core of UW’s greatness. We are becoming the asshole fans. Other universities throughout the country have been successful in finding a cultural balance between academics and the debauchery that accompanies putting thousands of 20-somethings in one dense area. It is becoming clear the student body’s continued detachment from the real conversations could be a problem for UW. I’m all for sex positivity, the ephemera that make college memorable and the university’s completely unique culture. But we shouldn’t confuse any of those things with the qualities that have made Madison what it is today. Ryan Rainey (rrainey@ badgerherald.com) is a senior majoring in journalism and Latin American studies.

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Last week, Matt Manes had a column published in this newspaper that explained how to make college less affordable for everyone at the University of Wisconsin by raising segregated fees. Mr. Manes has experience in the practice, having secured over $95,000 for his newly established student organization, the Medieval Warriorcraft League. While he could have pursued the route that I (and many others) have — to get involved in student government and work toward reforming the way student organizations are funded on campus — he instead chose to abuse students’ trust and their wallets. A former Student Services Finance Committee chair, Matt Manes put in almost a year of long meetings, stressful decisions and never-ending emails, all in the name of student power over segregated fees. As the person in the position Mr. Manes once held, I have a hard time understanding how someone who has

done the work I have could so blatantly disregard the true purpose of the General Student Services Fund. The SSFC chair works himself or herself half to death in an effort to keep segregated fees reasonable and ensure services are provided to campus. Has he completely forgotten what he claimed to be working for two years ago? Apparently so. The funding of student organizations at UW is flawed, that is for certain. This year, SSFC and the Finance Committee are working together to propose reforms that would allow our student government to more effectively and equitably allocate funding to the many student organizations that engineer events, programming and advocacy on this campus. We have spent the year noting areas of concern, tightening our budgeting procedures and researching different frameworks for funding. What we have not done is create a student organization to waste

nearly $100,000 just to make a point. We have not chosen to abuse the system. We have not extracted $95,000 in segregated fees for something we know students do not wish to pay for. As Mr. Manes noted in his column, viewpoint neutrality necessitates that Medieval Warriorcraft League be afforded the same opportunity for funding as a more widely-accepted student organization and SSFC abided by its criteria, granting eligibility and funding to Mr. Manes’s organization. Congratulations, Matt! You have proven you can work the system. On top of that, you are encouraging others to waste student money to highlight the flaws of our funding process. How will we ever be able thank you? To be clear, those of us on the Student Services Finance Committee agree with Mr. Manes: The way student organizations secure funding on this campus is complicated and inefficient and it frequently

results in money being allocated, but not spent. It needs to be fixed. However, we reject the notion that the best way to bring about change is to inflate the funding stream and make a show of the problem. Instead, those of us on SSFC will be proposing changes under the current constitution of Associated Students of Madison to Student Council in the coming two weeks. If you like what we’ve come up with, show your support. Please do not abuse the system just because you can, and please do not aid Mr. Manes in his crusade to raise segregated fees to unaffordable levels. Something needs to change, we agree. But like Dale Harding says to Charlie Cheswick in the 1975 Academy Awardwinning film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” do us a favor, Mr. Manes, and stay off our side. Ellie Bruecker (ssfcchair@ gmail.com) is the chair of SSFC.

Self-interest drives tuition cap claims Heikal Badrulhisham Staff Writer The possibility that the tuition cap on University of Wisconsin System schools could increase is causing much anxiety among students. Fearing that if left to itself UW would increase tuition, student organizations have been lobbying for the cap to stay. There are many arguments people use to oppose letting tuition increase or state financial support for public education decrease. For example, many people insist public education is a right, or point out letting education get more expensive will make life more unpleasant for students now and in the future. Whatever reasoning people want to use, any insistence that the state should not let public education be more expensive for students is self-interested. The first reason is this insistence betrays a reluctance to have students pay a greater proportion of the cost of the education they’re benefiting from. I’ve heard many times that raising the tuition cap would increase the cost of education. It is common

for people to mistake price with cost and this pervades how people see the state’s public education policy. The tuition and segregated fees students pay is the price of education. It is different than the cost of education, which may include any other input required to run the institution. Whatever members of the faculty could be doing instead of working at UW is a cost, too. Price and cost can differ. It is often in a publicly-funded program that the price is lower than the cost. To insist students should not pay more for studying at the university is tantamount to assuming the cost away, disregarding what other uses there may be for faculty and university facilities. A more important reason why this insistence is self-interested is the nature of the resource being contested: public money. Citizens pay taxes to a state in expectation that what they pay will go to an array of socially beneficial programs, not just public education. Because tax revenue is a scarce resource, spending more on one public program necessarily means spending less on other public programs. Thus, the

insistence on maintaining the tuition cap and public spending on education is the same as asking the public to provide more in this direction and less in others. If the tuition cap is kept at its current level, the cost is not only the higher public spending on education, but also the decrease in other public programs such as running state parks. When people talk about the cost of increasing tuition, they always refer to the burden of student loan debt, but never to shortened state park visiting hours. Any effort to maintain or increase public spending on public education is for the benefit of students and at the expense of the rest of society. However, one may object that this resistance to paying more for public education is not selfinterested because public education is a social good — the presence of educated people makes everyone else more productive. This may be true, but the extent to which education is a social good is limited. When it comes to public higher education, there are two segments of society that benefit from it differently. Students get the benefit

of public education funding in the present and in the future as they can use an institution’s services and facilities immediately, and they can use the knowledge they gain for the rest of their careers. The rest of society, however, can get the benefit of public education only when a student graduates and makes a meaningful contribution. Some people may not live long enough to receive the benefit of their tax money being diverted to education. In this light, public education spending benefits the younger generation disproportionately, so it is not unambiguously a public good. This is not to say, however, that it is wrong for students’ rights groups to influence the legislative process in their favor. This is just to say it is not perfectly noble. I don’t expect a students’ rights group to internalize the perspective of society as a whole any more than industrial representatives lobbying for restricted foreign competition would. Heikal Badrulhisham (badrulhisham@wisc.edu) is a freshman majoring in economics.

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Pick mental health advocate for ASM Mental health is an increasingly discussed topic in today’s society and for the better. In a 2009 study by the American College Health Association, 30 percent of college students reported experiencing depression so bad that it was difficult to function and there is little to show that has changed. Ignoring an issue doesn’t make it go away, so how can we have a positive impact? As the saying goes, the first step toward improvement is admitting there is a problem. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death among collegeaged students. We have a problem. Fortunately, and as usual, the University of Wisconsin is ahead of the curve. Several groups are committed to providing care and awareness on campus.

There’s the National Alliance on Mental Illness, ASK.LISTEN. SAVE., Active Minds, To Write Love on Her Arms and Supporting Peers in Laid-Back Listening, to name several. Add to these University Health Services’ professional services and some of the most caring professors in the country. Officers from NAMI, ASK.LISTEN. SAVE. and Active Minds have joined forces via an unprecedented student collaboration called the Mental Health Coalition, which is itself a registered student organization. These groups are bringing a new force of positive change to the UW campus and their collaboration is just beginning. With all of this action happening, and the increasing complexity of services and organizations, the Associated Students of Madison needs someone in their midst who

understands it all. Last semester, MHC held its first event. The Stress Reduction Fair highlighted mental health services at a critical time — going into final exams — with a fun and inviting atmosphere. MHC was fortunate to have a partner at ASM who ended up leading the effort. As an intern for ASM, she went above and beyond, taking on the full responsibilities of an event coordinator. The woman who made this happen is now running for Student Council on the platform of bringing mental health to the forefront at ASM. Her name is Kayla Van Cleave. Event organization is no small task. Kayla displayed both her ability to lead and her commitment to mental health on campus. It is not just about skill, however. It’s about attitude. Kayla is the type of person who seeks

first to understand and is willing to go the extra distance with a smile. When it comes to mental health, understanding is paramount and there is still a long way to go. Every campus should have a mental health champion in student government. A vote for Kayla is a vote for bringing mental health services to the forefront in ASM. Kayla Van Cleave is in a unique position to fulfill that role and UW is fortunate to have such a dedicated person to bring that issue to the Student Council. Letters and Science students should vote for Kayla between March 11 and 13. Voting takes place online at asm. wisc.edu and ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. William Merrick (william@mhcnational. org) is a UW alumnus, navy veteran and founder of the Mental Health Coalition.

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Chris Kim ArtsEtc. Writer Venturing into the world of homebrewing can seem like a waste of time and energy when a good beer is right around the corner. Although pursuing a hobby that produces a plentiful, cheap and delicious beverage may not seem worth it to the average beer drinker, the homebrewers of Madison would say otherwise. Homebrewing is the brewing of beer in small quantities, usually in one’s own home. Its popularity has risen in conjunction with the rise of the microbrewery/ craft brewery movement. Here in Madison, a small tight-knit community has developed around homebrewing. A big advocate and organizer for the community is Ben Feifarek, owner of the Wine & Hop Shop on Monroe Street.

Caspian to rock High Noon Kevin Kousha ArtsEtc. Staff Writer After a late 2012 tour to promote their thenunreleased album Waking Season, post-rock group Caspian is back on the road again. Caspian’s last tour marked their first in three years. The group has shows booked backto-back on many of their tour dates, and have been driving around the country hoping to give every region some attention. The group will be coming to the Midwest fresh from a solid run of performances on the West Coast. After a show at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Caspian will be playing at the High Noon Saloon Wednesday, March 13, along with bands Control and Native. Control shares many of its musical qualities with older post-rock bands, with heavier and more distorted guitar and a hard-hitting sound. The group was added at the last minute to the night’s lineup and their sound should pair well with Caspian’s. Native is a math rock/ post-hardcore band with a sound more distinct from the other two groups. With frantic, fast-paced songs using odd rhythms, Native also throws the occasional scream in their tracks for variety. With Caspian on the gentler side of the post-rock spectrum, Native is an unique choice for an opener. It should be interesting to see how the different sounds come together. Waking Season has helped propel Caspian to even greater popularity,

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Wine & Hop Shop, a major force behind the homebrewing community in Madison, sponsors and participates in contests, giveaways, tastings, classes and other events. At the store itself, there is a plentitude of different grains, hops, kits and equipment for the purpose of homebrewing, along with its own tasting spouts in the back for different beers and wines that are switched out frequently. “If a shipment we needed doesn’t show, we’ll call up Vintage, the Great Dane, One Barrel, and we’ll be like, ‘Hey, can we borrow four bags of this and when our shipment comes in on Monday, we’ll get it back to you, along with something else.’ They’ll sponsor us for contests,” Feifarek said. “We hosted two homebrew competitions each year, one hopthemed and a stout contest. The winners of those competitions get

to brew their beer at One Barrel Brewing [Company] and they put it on tap.” The process to get started is simple. The equipment required is a boiling pot, a fermenter and hydrometer, along with other cooking and sanitation utensils. There are beginner kits available for around $100 that will take care of all rudimentary requirements for any aspiring homebrewer. These kits can be placed in the corner of a room, a bathroom, or a closet, as long as it’s not in direct sunlight. There are opportunities to get creative with homebrewing as well. One creative attempt Feifarek recalled is a spruce beer that used the bark of a spruce tree instead of hops. Despite using half the amount of spruce in the recipe, it still turned out to be too much and the beer ended up tasting like pine sap. Feifarek’s

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favorite homebrewed beer used vanilla bean along with Thai chili peppers and cacao nibs soaked in tequila, which resulted in a hot Mexican chocolate stout. Allison Cunniff, a junior at the University of Wisconsin majoring in economics and entrepreneurship, has been brewing her own beer for nearly six months and loves putting her own spin on the beer she makes. “I started off with an amber, which is very malty and not as hoppy as an IPA [India Pale Ale]. Then I made a peach wheat. I went to the store, got peaches, made a puree and put it in with the beer. It was a really nice, fruity, summery beer. The

girlfriends who usually don’t like beer actually liked that one. The last one [I made] was an IPA, a hoppy beer,” Cunniff said. Cunniff brought her homebrewing passion to her fellow employees and the owner of Roast Public House. She recently set up her equipment at Roast and brewed an IPA there, with plans for a beer with raisins, apricots and currants in the works. She enjoys making beer more accessible to her friends and creating a social experience. “For the weekends, I’ll pick up a new kind of beer for my friends and me to try. I’m really working

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Allison Cunniff began brewing her own beer six months ago and has since brought her interesting taste combinations to Roast Public House.

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but still a beer so my guy friends can enjoy it also,” she said. “I really like how beer brings people together. If you sit down and actually care about how it tastes … you can have a conversation about

the flavors. It’s definitely a fulfilling experience.” For more information on homebrewing, seminars and events, visit the Wine & Hop Shop website at wineandhop. com.

Some listeners are thrown off by the genre’s lack of lyrics. But this absence does not detract from the experience--for many, it enhances it. As Erin Burke-Moran, one of the band’s numerous guitarists, put it simply in an interview with The Badger Herald, “There’s a lot you can say without words.” Post-rock shows, by nature of the music and the performance, are often emotional and communal experiences in comparison to other genres of music. “We’re telling our stories,” Burke-Moran said. “Everyone has their own and identifies in their own way.” The High Noon Saloon couldn’t be a better venue for such a performance. Burke-Moran admitted the venue is “a little biggersized [for us],” but it’s still certainly not a very large

concert venue. The band has played at High Noon before and are looking forward to coming back to the venue after their last performance there. Caspian’s seven members will no doubt crowd the small stage and with a decent turnout, the atmosphere will be ideal for a post-rock show. While this genre of show may be uncharted territory for many concert goers, they are a unique experience and enjoyable for most. With relatively inexpensive tickets, Caspian’s performance Wednesday provides the opportunity to see an established name in postrock at a great price, in a great setting. Caspian will perform this Wednesday, March 13, 8 p.m. at the High Noon Saloon. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of sale.

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Sports HOME ICE, from 10 was dashed. “We’ve been do-or-die for two, three months,” junior forward Tyler Barnes said. “We’ve had to have a late push this whole season. Nothing’s lost at all. It was a tough one tonight.” Going back to the program’s roots and playing in the Dane County Coliseum, the Badgers struck first. Scoring their third power-play goal in two games, sophomore winger Joseph LaBate sniped a shot from the right circle at the 14:34 mark of the first period for the 1-0 lead. Special teams were an important factor for UW after it lost senior and top penalty killer Ryan Little to a game misconduct only four minutes into the contest. After killing off the five-minute major, the Badgers capitalized on their second power play of the period and their lone power-play shot on

PENALTIES, from 10 Kelsey Fenton The Badger Herald

Over the last four games, Wisconsin’s offense has been firing on all cylinders, scoring 15 times and chipping in five goals against St. Cloud State, prompting “Sieve” chants from the Coliseum crowd.

UW offense finds life in Coliseum Rumpel makes up for shaky performance Friday with solid game between pipes Saturday Nick Daniels Sports Content Editor It’s finally all coming together for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team. With home ice in the WCHA playoffs on the line, the Badgers came through in a big way Saturday, winning 3-2 in its second game of a two-game series with WCHA leaders St. Cloud State to clinch a share of fourth place in the conference after losing vital points in a 4-2 loss the night before. Coming into the weekend, the Badgers found themselves just four points out of first place in the conference, while they needed to earn three points over two games in order to secure home ice advantage on their own terms. Having defeated University of Nebraska at Omaha on the road in back-to-back games March 1 and 2, UW held onto a slim one-point cushion over UNO for the sixth and final home ice slot heading into the weekend. The puck stops here Excluding SCSU goals in the first and final minutes of the game Saturday night, sophomore goaltender Joel Rumpel held the Huskies scoreless for over 58 consecutive minutes — recording 18 saves on 20 shots

on goal along the way. Coming into the weekend, St. Cloud State led the conference — along with Minnesota — in goals scored per game, averaging over three goals a contest. Paired with the conference’s best scoring defense, Rumpel and Co. contained the Huskies offensive firepower to only two goals in the regular season finale — a night and day difference from just one day earlier. Despite allowing an average of only 2.21 goals per game on the season — fourth best among goaltenders in WCHA play — a poor performance from Rumpel Friday had many wondering if fellow sophomore Landon Peterson would get his chance against St. Cloud State in the final game of the regular season. Deadlocked with the topranked team in the WCHA for much of the final period of play Friday, UW seemed content to take the tie and keep their chances at a home ice playoff berth alive. Then, with fewer than four minutes to go in the game, a mistake by Rumpel changed everything. A desperation shot from SCSU’s Nick Jensen at an impossible angle from the right side of the net squeaked

past Rumpel on the nearside of the pipe and trickled in. “After giving up that bad third goal to give St. Cloud State the win last night, I knew I had to have a big game to respond,” Rumpel said. “I felt I did that job [Saturday], unlike [Friday]. Being a goalie you have to have short-term memory. You learn from it that night and forget about it.” Offensive reawakening After the third-period collapse Friday night — giving up 3 goals in an 18-minute time frame — Wisconsin only needed a tie Saturday in order to clinch home ice. In stark contrast to the struggling Wisconsin team that began the 2012-13 season with an unexpectedly poor 1-72 record, the Badgers proved against UNO last weekend they are a team capable of scoring in addition to their strong defense. “This year has definitely been a long journey for us. We started off 1-7-2 and now we’re finishing in fourth place,” junior defenseman Frankie Simonelli said. “There’s a lot of gratitude in the locker room with being able to get home ice. “It’s been a while for most of us, some of us have never even played in the playoffs at home before so this shows that we’ve come a long way

and we’re all really excited about it.” Taking the lead in the first minute Saturday with just 43 seconds off the clock, Wisconsin claimed the first goal of the game for the second night in a row after taking a first-period lead Friday night as well. Over their last four games, the Badgers have scored first in each game, going on to win three of four in that span. Wisconsin took a lead into the third period on all four occasions as well. On the season, the Badgers have been tied or in the lead in 30 of their 36 contests this season and have gone on to win 16 of 22 games in which they held a lead entering the final period. A sign of a much more confident Wisconsin men’s hockey team, head coach Mike Eaves believes the recent increase in offensive production has the team firing on all cylinders just in time as they prepare for Minnesota-Duluth in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. “To achieve home ice as a reward for their blood, sweat and tears and sticking through hard times, it’s a great thing for them,” Eaves said. “Now we get to go back to the Kohl Center and we get to practice there all week in preparation.”

fired a bullet from the top of the left circle that soared past Rigsby into the far upper corner of the net. The eventual gamewinner did not seem to eliminate Wisconsin’s hopes, as two back-to-back UND penalties put UW on the power play for 3:30, with 30 seconds being a 5-on-3 advantage for the Badgers. Entering the final five minutes of the game, it looked as though UW would be served its seventh shutout loss of the season, but freshman forward Erika Sowchuk made it a one-goal game, redirecting a pass from senior forward Lauren Unser that snuck past Amsley-Benzie with just 3:43 remaining on the clock. Hoping to ride the late momentum and capitalize again, UW instead found itself on the penalty kill

GROOVE, from 10 who appreciates you. We all wanted to come out here today firing from the start because we appreciate what he does for us.” Coming out of the gates and playing well for a new coach is something not so unusual around these parts--just ask Borland. In his four years at UW, Borland has had four different coaches at the linebacker position. “There are pros and cons with it,” Borland said. “Obviously you don’t get in sync with a program over the years, but

goal at the time. Before long, SCSU netted a power-play goal of its own on a Jonny Brodzinski shot. Three minutes later, Barnes gave UW the goal-advantage again, netting a feed across the slot from freshman Nic Kerdiles. Despite the 2-1 lead and 11 shots on goal in the third, the Badgers couldn’t hold off the Huskies as they went on to score three goals over the course of the final 20 minutes. Less than 70 seconds into the final frame, Brodzinski tied things up once again. St. Cloud State netted one more before the empty netter when Nick Jensen sent the puck near post and it trickled over the goal line, as Rumpel couldn’t quite cover it up. “That third goal was a mistake by our young goaltender,” Eaves said. “You make your own luck and [SCSU] had a little bit of hard work and luck with them tonight.”

once again, as freshman defenseman Courtney Burke headed to the penalty box for a crosscheck. After successfully escaping the two-minute UND man-advantage, Wisconsin pulled Rigsby from the net for an extra skater for the remaining 41 seconds. UND put up a strong defensive stand, but with under 10 seconds remaining, Decker found herself with a shot close to the net for one last attempt before the final horn blew. The shot, UW’s 16th of the period, came up just short, sending UND to the championship round and Wisconsin on a five-hour bus ride home. With Sunday’s announcement, UW will not take the ice again this season and, for five Badgers, their careers in the cardinal and white are now frozen in the record books.

you’re more adaptable. In today’s game with the spread offenses, you’re responding to the offenses anyways so it’s different than you being in the same set all season.” Adapting to the cards they are dealt is something this group is used to and it has created a tighter bond between the players. “I feel like we’re extremely close and the coaching change is where we all got close,” Gordon said. “Now we do a lot of team bonding things that I like that gets us ever closer and helps create more of that chemistry.”

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Junior forward Michael Mersch added to his goal total over the weekend, scoring twice against St. Cloud State Saturday in Wisconsin’s throwback series at the Coliseum.

UW secures home ice Wisconsin splits series with Saint Cloud State, will face Minnesota-Duluth at Kohl Center Kelly Erickson Men’s Hockey Writer It was just an extra cushion at the time, but Michael Mersch’s thirdperiod, empty net goal was exactly what the Badgers needed. Mersch tallied his 22nd goal of the season and his second in Wisconsin’s 3-2 Saturday night victory over St. Cloud State (21-14-1, 18-9-1 WCHA). The junior winger netted the puck on a shot from the blue line at the 18:47 mark of the third period, giving the Badgers (17-12-7, 13-9-7 WCHA) a 3-1 lead at the time. Wisconsin men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves later described the play as “executed as drawn.” “Our job today was to find a way to create a win,” Eaves said. “We deserve this win tonight.” St. Cloud State got one

back 40 seconds later on an extra-man goal, as sophomore defenseman Andrew Prochno netted his second of the night, sending one in off the crossbar. While the final minutes of the game were enthralling, the opening was just as hectic. With multiple postseason hopes on the line, the Badgers came out hot and took a 1-0 lead less than a minute in. Junior defenseman Frankie Simonelli redirected a shot from sophomore and defensive partner Jake McCabe at the point just 43 seconds into the opening frame. But the lead didn’t last for long. Twenty-four seconds later, SCSU tied things at one-all as Prochno sent in a rebound from the top of the left key. Before the first 20

minutes expired, Mersch gave Wisconsin the lead once again, 2-1. Carrying the puck into the zone, Mersch entered the slot, dangled around the defenseman and went to SCSU goaltender Ryan Faragher’s left post, chipping the puck top shelf. “It was kind of a patient kind of play,” Mersch said. “The best word to describe it, I don’t know. I’ve never scored like that — that’s probably my prettiest score as a Badger.” The Badgers produced 31 shots on net to the Huskies’ 20. With the win, UW sealed home ice advantage for next weekend’s first round of the WCHA playoffs and, despite the loss, SCSU still got a share of the MacNaughton Cup. “It kind of felt like playoff hockey already,” sophomore goaltender Joel Rumpel

said. “It’ll help us going into next weekend, seeing how well we can actually play and that we can hang with the top team in the league.” Friday night was a different story with even more on the line at the time. There was a chance to share a piece of the MacNaughton Cup with a sweep. The Badgers still needed to secure home ice advantage for the WCHA playoffs. On top of all that, they were keeping a keen eye on their NCAA tournament hopes. As St. Cloud State senior center Drew LeBlanc netted an empty netter with 55 seconds left in the contest to give the Huskies a 4-2 lead, those hopes were put on hold and any chance at the MacNaughton Cup

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MINNEAPOLIS — In falling to North Dakota 2-1 in the semi-final round of the WCHA Final FaceOff Friday, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team lost more than a chance to compete for the conference tournament title. Entering the game, No. 2-seeded Wisconsin (2310-2) and No. 3-seeded North Dakota (26-11-1) knew the winner would likely take one of eight places in the NCAA tournament regardless of the championship game outcome, while the loser would most likely miss the mark. “Obviously when you lose and you don’t get to move on tomorrow, it is disappointing,” Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson said. Sunday night’s NCAA tournament selection confirmed Wisconsin will not compete for the national title — just the second time in the past nine seasons UW did not make the cut. Friday’s game was a battle of offensive momentum that Wisconsin struggled to compete in. Just 1:06 into the game freshman forward Rachel Jones was called for checking, giving UND a man-advantage opportunity right from the start. While North Dakota failed to convert on any of their six power-play chances in the game, the early offensive push set the tone for the first two periods of play. “It was one of the things we talked about before the game, was playing with some discipline and making sure we stay out of the box, and we didn’t do a very good job at certain points of the game,” Johnson said. “You take a penalty and it really

takes the rhythm out and it really started with the first shift of the game.” UND got on the board at the 12:36 mark of the first period with senior forward Ashley Furia netting her second goal of the season. While UND continued to put pressure on Badgers’ second-team all-WCHA goaltender Alex Rigsby with 11 shots on goal in the period, their defense forced UW to fire shots from the perimeter, giving UND’s freshman goaltender Shelby AmsleyBenzie eight easy saves in the first 20 minutes. “Playing with the lead really helped us, but I thought overall we managed our motions very well and were able to do a good job of not getting too high or too low,” UND head coach Brian Idalski said. The second period began almost identically to the first with senior captain and first-team allWCHA forward Brianna Decker sitting in the penalty box 1:22 into the period. While the score remained 1-0 heading into the third, UND took over the ice with 10 shots on goal in the middle 20 minutes of play. UW struggled to find its shot in that same duration, recording just three shots on goal. Another early-period penalty plagued UW in the first two minutes of the third period, but the Badgers appeared motivated off the penalty kill and found an offensive rhythm during the next shifts. But the momentum was disrupted when UND’s senior twin sisters connected to put the team up 2-0 with 13:56 left to play. Center Jocelyne Lamoureux won the face-off and dished the puck back to defenseman Monique Lamoureux, who

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Wisconsin players dig new grooves at spring practice Head coach Gary Andersen brings different music to Badgers’ workouts Zack Miller Sports Writer A new coach armed with new rules made for a remarkable day on Saturday as the Badgers officially kicked off the 2013 football campaign with their first practice of the spring season. It’s been nine weeks since the painful loss to Stanford in the Rose Bowl and the team’s first practice was striking for who was present — and who wasn’t. Making his on-field debut, head coach Gary Andersen was joined by his newest hire, special teams and tight ends coach Jeff Genyk, along with five players competing for the starting job as quarterback, with yet another to join the competition when Tanner McEvoy officially transfers from junior college in June. At this moment, Andersen’s challenge is to take 98 players, along with

13 coaches, and meld them into one team, one family and one incredible wrecking machine. Music, which had been banned under previous administrations, will apparently be one of Andersen’s tools in practice. With Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us” blasting throughout the McClain Center Saturday, the first practice of the post-Bielema era got underway. The music was Andersen’s own playlist — with a few suggestions from the players sprinkled in — and ranged from Michael Jackson to Skrillex to Kool & the Gang and was extremely popular with the players. “I like it,” sophomore running back Melvin Gordon said. “It takes your mind off of the pain and you’re just vibing with the music, so I’m definitely digging it.” “Whether or not the guys liked the songs, it was still pretty cool to have music playing from start to finish of practice,” said Chris Borland. Coach Andersen explained the reasoning behind playing music during practice was not simply so the kickers could take a break

from stretching to do the “Gangnam Style” dance. “From a football standpoint it’s a game of distractions and a game of repetition,” Andersen said. “We want to do everything we can to force the kids to continually communicate at a high level. If you’re in a controlled environment where there’s no crowd noise or music then you get a little soft in the voice and you don’t communicate the way you need to.” With little time between the end of last season and the beginning of the spring season to get acquainted with the new coach and his staff, word of mouth and first impressions were all Badger players could use in their assessment of the new man at the helm. “Before coach came [to Madison] I heard about his exit from Utah State,” Gordon said. “So I was able to just trust him from day one after hearing that.” The exit Gordon alluded to was how Andersen reportedly called his players at Utah State when he decided he was going to take the Wisconsin position. Borland vividly

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New Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen, seen joking at halftime of a Badgers’ basketball game with players Ryan Groy and Ethan Hemer, has already won points with his team for blasting various types of music during the group’s first spring practice. remembers the first time he met Andersen. “It was during bowl preparation in Coach Alvarez’s office,” Borland said. “He had Mike [Taylor], Ethan [Armstrong] and myself come in and we talked for about 10 minutes. My first impression was that he’s a very personable, straightforward guy. He actually complimented us

on having beaten him [last season vs. Utah State] and he was able to joke around a little bit and rip [Utah State’s] kicker.” Borland was also impressed by how Andersen was able to do so much with so little at Utah State. “I mean, honestly,” Borland said, “[the Aggies] were a bunch of overachievers.” Along the same lines,

senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis pointed to the on-the-field effect having a personable coach can have on your team. “He’s the type of guy who appreciates his players,” Abbrederis said of Andersen. “And that affects how we play because you’re going to want to play better for someone

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