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Students gather at Mifflin Street Block Party, known for celebrating drinking. UW was ranked the No. 5 top party school by Playboy Magazine, and a report says Wisconsin leads the nation in binge drinking.

Binge drinking in focus With alcohol consumption costing state billions, city and campus leaders propose measures Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor While Wisconsin’s economy, job growth efforts, education funding and issues with health care tend to take center stage in debates over the state’s key problems, one issue is costing the state both in health and expenses. Last year alone, the state paid 10 percent of the proposed two-year, $68 billion dollar budget, on excessive alcohol consumption costs. It remains the nation’s leader in binge drinking, according to a mid-March report from Health First Wisconsin. The report said binge drinkers in Wisconsin

average nine drinks per occasion. Additionally, America’s Health Rankings 2012 statistics said the state leads the U.S. with nearly a quarter of its adults drinking excessively in the past 30 days. Last August’s National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism report identified Wisconsin as one of 18 states where citizens drink at least 2.5 gallons of ethanol per capita. University Health Services Director Sarah Van Orman explained in an email to The Badger Herald that this list of statistics goes on and on. “On nearly every measure of problematic alcohol use, Wisconsin is the highest in the nation,”

she said. City attempts new measures However, city and state officials are proposing legislation that could have mixed results in alleviating this unhealthy and expensive problem. City of Madison Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said he introduced a bill to City Council March 19 intended to continue cracking down on alcohol sale to chronic drinkers for two more years. To save city costs, he noted the updated bill would remove members from a “habitually intoxicated persons” list after six months without an incident. List members are currently reviewed on a

three-month schedule. Troublemaking daytime street alcoholics with a history of substance abuse or mental illness are the target of the legislation, rather than University of Wisconsin students, according to Verveer. “The ordinance that we’re talking about never had anything to do with students in my mind,” he said. “Students aren’t causing problems or panhandling.” The bill will be considered at the April 17 Alcohol Review Licensing Committee meeting and will likely be approved at the April 30 City Council meeting, Verveer said.

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Bringing a compromise to an ongoing conflict between local restaurant owners and food cart vendors, a city committee last week unanimously approved a proposal to restrict parking spaces for late night street vendors on a downtown street. The Vending Oversight Committee voted Wednesday to eliminate several parking spaces in front of the restaurants Asian Kitchen and Pita Pit on the 400 block of Broom Street, according to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4. Verveer, a member of oversight committee, proposed a plan that would allow both regular-standing businesses and food carts to benefit from the late night food crowd. “My proposal keeps it very simple,” Verveer said. “It simply designates the parking stalls that are allowed at any time for vending.” The approved proposal comes as the result of several meetings of the committee that addressed the local restaurant owners’ complaints that late night food carts parked on Broom Street were taking away business, Verveer said. The proposal was a compromise of all parties involved, he said. While the proposal would limit several parking spaces, Verveer explained the vendors will still be allowed to park on the east side of

the street, across from Asian Kitchen and Pita Pit, as well as in the loading zone of Riley’s Wines of the World. About 10 parking spaces will continue to be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, he said. “Overall, late-night vending will be able to continue without any difficulty in late night operation,” Verveer said. The proposed amendment received support from the owners of Asian Kitchen and Pita Pit, food cart vendors and city officials, Verveer said. The owners of three latenight food carts, In N Out Empanadas, JD’s and Fried and Fabulous, also testified in favor of the compromise at the meeting, Verveer said. Fried and Fabulous owner Steve Lawrence was initially concerned the previous proposals to restrict vending on the street would put him out of business. However, he said he feels the compromise will be beneficial to both the restaurants and food carts vendors. “I am very pleased with this balanced approach,” Lawrence said. “[The compromise] responds to concerns raised by the restaurants while allowing the food carts to stay in business.” Pita Pit owner Courtney Palm and her landlord also voiced their support for the proposal at the meeting. The only party not as supportive of the approved amendment was the owner of

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State reacts to marriage debate Dane County tends to favor same-sex nuptials, Walker says it is state level issue Polo Rocha Senior Legislative Editor In 2006, Wisconsin voters, who recently elected the first openly gay U.S. senator, passed a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, an issue that has come into focus on the national level at the U.S. Supreme Court. At the time, all but one Wisconsin county voted in a referendum for that definition, which passed with 55.5 percent of the vote. The only county to vote against the amendment was Dane County, where two-thirds of voters opposed defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Last Tuesday, Dane County was also among the top 25 counties nationwide with the highest change in Facebook profile pictures, according to a Facebook data analysis. Various Facebook profile pictures blanketed the social networking site as a way for those who supported same-sex marriage legislation to congregate. The day before, the Human Rights Campaign pushed for Facebook members to change their profile pictures to the equal sign on a red background that

symbolized support for same-sex marriage. The picture and its many variations were likely behind the 2.7 million more, or 120 percent more, profile picture changes in the U.S. than usual, Facebook data scientist Eytan Bakshy said in the analysis. Bakshy said many counties in the top 25 had college towns, such as Madison and the University of Wisconsin campus. Openly gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin was the Madisonarea representative in the U.S. House of Representatives before her 2012 election to the Senate. Her successor, Rep. Mark Pocan, introduced his husband to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, during a swearingin ceremony earlier this year. But while Dane County likely still supports samesex marriage, questions remain regarding whether the rest of the state still opposes it. Gov. Scott Walker told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last week samesex marriage decisions should be left up to states, noting Wisconsin already made that decision in 2006.

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Boats sitting by the still-frozen Lake Mendota point out toward the water they will soon sail as spring slowly makes its way to Madison.

Roggensack, Fallone ready for election Supreme Court candidates debate experience, impact of donations as race nears end Noah Goetzel State Politics Editor Just a day before the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, issues of each candidate’s experience, courtroom dysfunction and the impact of donations to judges by parties involved in court hearings continue to dominate the race.

Associate law professor at Marquette University Ed Fallone is challenging the incumbent State Supreme Court justice, Patience Roggensack. Roggensack won February’s primary by 34 points and had outspent her opponent by a three-to-one margin through early February. However, a recent poll suggests the

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challenger may be the more qualified candidate, despite having no experience as a judge. Friday’s poll results from the Dane County Bar Association reveal Fallone holds a 3.09 to 2.48 advantage over Roggensack based on combined ratings on a 2-4 point scale for 10 criteria deemed important

characteristics for a good judge. “It just goes to show how affected Wisconsinites are by the dysfunction of the court and that’s exactly what Ed will change when he’s elected,” Fallone’s spokesperson Brad Wojciechowski said. Yet, the same poll

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Bryan Kristensen Reporter Student representatives involved in the planning process of Revelry, an end-of-the-year festival sponsored by student government to take place May 4, are continuing plans for the event and readying to announce the final lineup this Thursday. The sites of the festival will include Union South Plaza, the Sett and South Randall Avenue, Revelry Executive Committee Director Sarah Mathews said, adding along with the April 4 lineup announcement will come a new series of updates. In the next month leading up to Revelry, Mathews said the committee plans to tackle marketing and logisticsbased issues. She said the committee wants to ensure promotions are on track and a definite plan is in place for the day of the event. The committee also

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MARRIAGE, from 1 “The State of Wisconsin has a position, and it’s based on the vote of the people back in 2006,” Walker told the Journal Sentinel. “We affirm that position.” The most recent poll on the issue, released two weeks ago, did not pose a yes-or-no question to respondents, like the 2006 amendment referendum did. The amendment also says a legal status that is “identical or substantially similar” to marriage should be invalid in the state. Instead, the Marquette Law School poll separated marriage from civil unions in Wisconsin. It found 42.4 percent of respondents agreed with samesex marriage, 25.6 percent agreed with civil unions and 27.8 percent maintained there should be “no

DRINKING, from 1 UW students lead in binge drinking behavior While UW students are not the focus of this city initiative, however, Van Orman said UW students binge drink at a higher rate than college students nationwide. UW was fifth this year in Playboy Magazine’s annual top party school rankings. “We also have abundant evidence that the level of excessive drinking among students at Madison far exceeds that of college students nationally and at other system schools,” Van Orman said. She noted about 40 percent of college students report binge drinking in the past 30 days nationally, but this figure inflates to about 50 percent for UW System students and more than 60 percent at the Madison flagship. Van Orman is collaborating with Alcohol Policy Group members — including UW’s dean of students and representatives from Associated Students of

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easy for people to vote is something he is passionate about in his career,” Springer said. Wisconsin has one of the highest voter turnouts in the nation, Springer said. Parisi has consistently said this is something to be proud of and there should be no barriers to voting, she said. McDonell said he supported the referendum because he would like to see greater access to the polls and greater efficiency for the voting system in Wisconsin. The county is staffed with clerks on election days, McDonell said. It would be difficult to gauge the amount of staffing needed to register voters on nonelection days if same

According to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell, the referendum is only advisory and will not actually affect voter registration. “The referendum is more of a barometer of what the public feels about this topic,” McDonnel said. Springer added the referendum will let state legislators know how voters feel about same day registration. The referendum draws attention to the issue for both voters and lawmakers, she said. Several Dane County officials are backing the referendum, including McDonell and County Executive Joe Parisi. “Parisi used to be a county clerk, so voting rights and making it

day registration were to end, he said. The Government Accountability Board issued a report showing it could cost the state around $14 million to eliminate same day registration. Springer said she feels there is significant support in Dane County for the referendum, as many people in Dane County use same day registration. According to a Dane County statement, around 10 to 15 percent of voters in the county register to vote on election day. Not only new voters use the service, but anyone who needs to update their information, especially if they have moved. People only have to make one trip, Springer said.

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wants to make sure as many people as possible to know about the festival and its lineup after it is announced, Mathews added. Associated Students of Madison Chair Andrew Bulovsky said he found the opportunity to be involved in the planning process to be rewarding for himself and his colleagues. Specifically, he cited learning about what goes into something as large of an event as Revelry as one of the most enjoyable aspects. The biggest things student leaders will focus on in the month leading up to the festival, Bulovsky added, will be getting the word about Revelry out to the student body and trying to get students to understand the excitement behind the festival. “We really just want to have the opportunity to increase awareness on the event and that people are aware of where

legal recognition” of civil unions. Wisconsin Family Council Executive Director Julaine Appling said Wisconsinites still see marriage as a “foundational institution of our society.” Although her side was outspent seven-to-one in 2006, she said, voters supported the amendment. “I think Wisconsin still has good, strong values,” Appling said. But Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Katie Belanger said in an email to The Badger Herald that public opinion is “moving swiftly towards equality” for Wisconsin’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Belanger said the support could be seen in the cities that have passed domestic partner benefits for municipal workers.

Madison, University Housing, Wisconsin Union, UW Police Department, the Provost’s office, UW Athletics and city officials — to create an online First Year Alcohol Education Program. “The programs focus on educating students about how alcohol impacts them physically and mentally and how to reduce its negative effects,” she said, adding her Alcohol Policy Group is currently choosing a commercially available product for the program. “While not focusing on abstinence, they are appropriate for students who choose not to use alcohol as well.” Responsible Action Bill to take center stage While the head of UHS endorsed First Health Wisconsin’s recommendations for improving the state’s alcohol problem, Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said prior attempts at reducing alcohol taxes, along with bar and liquor store density, have proven to be failures. Resnick endorsed plans to enact an alcohol

everything is happening for the event,” Bulovsky said. Mathews also said she found the opportunity to work on planning the event to be a great learning experience. She said it has provided the students involved the opportunity to work heavily with a variety of departments within the university and city administrations. Mathews said she feels what will add the perfect touch to the festival is that along the entire way, the planning for the event has been student-run and those involved have stayed actively engaged in the process. “I think there was understandable apprehension on the part of some administrators during the fall semester … about whether students could plan this event,” Mathews said. “I’m glad we stuck to our guns; I think Revelry would look very different, or [would]

ELECTION, from 1 acknowledges only three of the association’s 160 Judicial Selection Committee members had direct legal experience with Fallone. Conversely, the majority of the 171 respondents had direct experience with Roggensack, who is now completing her 10th year as justice for the state’s highest court. Roggensack’s campaign adviser Brandon Scholz said he hopes his candidate’s judicial background may help voters lean in the incumbent’s favor over the unproven Fallone. “Who’s got experience?

education program to boost student awareness, but said increased city regulation is not the answer. “When it comes to increased enforcement or crackdowns, I don’t think they will have a positive effect,” he said. “We’ve tried this for several years on State Street in particular … and the entire attempt was to decrease the number of bars on State Street. If you look at the statistics when it comes to campus safety, the report is more than inconclusive.” Resnick added increasing bar raids and house party enforcement has made students afraid to call the police when friends are in danger and need to go to the detoxification center. In turn, Resnick said he is “very supportive” of the Responsible Action bill being proposed by Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison. The bill would allow intoxicated underage drinkers who witness others in danger of overintoxication, physical harm or sexual assault to call the police and report these instances without

not be happening at all, if it weren’t student-led.” Mathews said her biggest concern for the festival is that students will perceive Revelry as an anti-Mifflin party, which she strongly indicated is not the case at all. Many people involved in the process have experienced Mifflin themselves, according to Mathews. She said they wanted to make Revelry into something that students could attend as a final end-of-theyear event and go home satisfied with their last weekend of the school year. The University of Wisconsin Police Department will handle any issues at the festival and the Madison Police Department will help as needed, according to Mathews. She said procedures will happen just like other large university events, like football games.

Who understands how the court works?” Scholz asked. “That’s what voters focus on. … Professor Fallone certainly doesn’t have the kind of experience that he might need.” According to Wojciechowski, Fallone wants to restore order to the Wisconsin’s Supreme Court system. Under Roggensack’s leadership, the court has seen “hostility, ill will and retribution,” which has led to a lack of productivity in court decisions, Wojciechowski said. Scholz refuted these claims of Supreme Court dysfunction, noting only four of the 60 cases in

fear of receiving alcohol citations themselves, according to Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Markesan. Ballweg is currently drafting the legislation with Risser and plans to introduce it to the Assembly as he introduces it to the Senate. “The whole idea is to make sure that if people are in trouble, they will be able to get the help they need,” Ballweg said. “It’s not trying to help people to avoid the law, but to try to avoid tragic incidents.” ASM Legislative Affairs Chair Dan Statter and Vice Chair Morgan Rae helped come up with the idea for drafting the bill and have met with both legislators to push it into writing. They have also gained support from 31 Dane County Supervisors, UW’s chancellor and dean of students and student government leaders from other UW System schools. “We’re really excited about the process and look to pick up on the lobbying efforts right after the budget is signed,” Statter said.

the 2011-2012 legislative session had a narrow 4-3 voting split. “He contends that justices disagree on issues,” Scholz said. “Well, guess what? That’s not new. That’s why there are seven justices there who all have their own opinion.” Another key issue for voters in Tuesday’s election will be a contentious 4-3 split court ruling in 2009. Roggensack sided with the majority in deciding a judge should not be required to be removed from a legal proceeding because he or she received campaign donations from a party involved in the hearing. Wojciechowski said

McDonell added same day voter registration is particularly important for Dane County because of the high student population in the area. Students move many times per year, and if students have moved and they have not registered their new address, McDonnel said the ability to register on election days offers them greater access to the polls. Springer said students should have an equal opportunity to vote, so the state should not be making it more difficult for them to vote simply because they move every year. “It is a convenience I think most voters in Dane County would be supportive of,” Springer said.

VENDING, from 1 Silvermine Subs, Verveer said said. Verveer said the owner felt the proposal did not do much to help his particular concerns. While the proposal limits vending in front of other local businesses, it does little to restrict vending near Silvermine Subs, he said. Although the proposal is not yet final, Verveer said in the meantime several of the late night vendors are making an effort to reduce tensions between the businesses in the area. The vendors voluntarily agreed to no longer park in front of open restaurants, he said. The committee approved the initial proposal, but it has not been finalized because city officials do not yet have an official map of where vending will be allowed and not allowed on the street, Verveer said. The proposal will see a final vote at the next meeting of the Vending Oversight Committee in late April. It will then face the City Council before officially being put into place.

the Wisconsin Realtors Association and Wisconsin Manufacturers Commerce wrote the language regarding donations word-for-word. He added he wants this ruling overturned as he believes it is “legalized bribery,” as The Capital Times called it in 2010. “When a party is in a courtroom and that party loses, they need to be ensured they had a fair and impartial hearing,” Wojciechowski said. The justice’s campaign adviser added he does not think campaign contributions of $10,000 or less will not make a difference in justice rulings.

WASTED IN WISCONSIN 1 WISCONSIN’S NATIONAL RANK IN BINGE DRINKING AND DRINKING INTENSITY

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60+ PERCENT OF STUDENTS WHO BINGE DRINK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

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Tax break money better spent on legal help for poor Aaron Loudenslager Columnist Just a little more than 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Gideon v. Wainwright. In this case, the Supreme Court brought to fruition the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a criminal defendant’s right to counsel in state court, even if the defendant has limited financial means and thus cannot afford one. If a defendant is indigent, the state must then appoint counsel for that defendant. Although indigent defendants are guaranteed court or state appointed counsel by the Sixth Amendment, Wisconsin has not lived up to the letter or spirit of the Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon. It is imperative Wisconsin substantially improves its criminal indigent defense system. Justice Learned Hand once famously said,

“If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.” Unfortunately, Wisconsin has been doing just that. Although the Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to appointed counsel in criminal proceedings for those who are deemed indigent, it is left mainly up to individual states to determine what exactly constitutes indigence. Compared to the rest of the nation, Wisconsin has one of the more restrictive definitions of indigence. Currently, Wisconsin defines a person as indigent if his or her income is 115 percent of the federal poverty guideline or less. But before 2010, the Wisconsin income bracket used to determine indigence was even more restrictive: a person who made less than the federal poverty guidelines was not necessarily considered indigent. As a matter of fact, according to the National

Legal Aid & Defender Association, a defendant in Wisconsin who made more than $3,250 per year pre2010 was not eligible for state appointed counsel in criminal proceedings. Wisconsin needs to redefine what constitutes indigence in regards to annual income. Some states, such as Louisiana, define a defendant as indigent if his or her income is 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines or less. Personally, I think Wisconsin should define a defendant as indigent if his or her income is 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines or less. It is better to err on the side of over-inclusiveness in contrast to being underinclusive when dealing with a person’s fundamental right to counsel in criminal proceedings. Wisconsin must do more than just redefine when a defendant is considered indigent;

Wisconsin must also do a better job of funding those who represent indigent defendants. Gov. Scott Walker has pushed for more funding to assistant public defenders in his most recent budget proposal. For this, I applaud him. Yet, as far as I know, he has not pushed for an increase in the amount of money that the Wisconsin Public Defender’s Office can pay to private attorneys who take criminal indigent cases. After all, the PDO does not have enough resources from the state to take every indigent case, and even if it did, it still would have to decline some cases because of conflicts of interest between its various legal clients. Currently, the PDO only pays private attorneys $40 per hour to represent indigent defendants. According to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Wisconsin’s hourly rate for private attorneys

who represent indigent defendants is the lowest in the nation. This low rate of compensation seriously harms the rights of indigent defendants. As the Florida Supreme Court wrote in White v. Bd. of County Com’rs of Pinellas County, “The relationship between an attorney’s compensation and the quality of his or her representation cannot be ignored. It may be difficult for an attorney to disregard that he or she may not be reasonably compensated for the legal services provided.” If Wisconsin wants to uphold the letter and spirit of Gideon, it must increase the amount of compensation private attorneys receive when representing indigent defendants. Some may ask how the state can pay for the policies I am advocating. It’s pretty simple: don’t fully fund Walker’s proposed income tax plan. His plan will cost the state $343 million.

According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, almost half of these tax cuts will go to those earning more than $100,000 annually. If Wisconsin only funded his proposed tax cuts on annual incomes of $100,000 or less, the state would have an extra $171.5 million to spend on the policies I’ve mentioned. I think $171.5 million is more than enough to implement these much needed policies on a longterm basis. Although Gideon held that an indigent defendant was guaranteed court or state appointed counsel more than 50 years ago, its promise has largely been unfulfilled. In order to uphold the letter and spirit of the Gideon decision, Wisconsin must substantially improve its criminal indigent defense system in the near future. Aaron Loudenslager (loudenslager@wisc.edu) is a first year law student.

Proofs prevent Conference benefits all UW students ‘blind acceptance’ LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Heikal Badrulhisham Staff Writer When I look up reviews of classes and professors online, or discuss them with other students, one complaint always seems to surface about mathematics professors in particular: professors don’t explain topics well enough, but at the same time, they explain some things too much. From what I’ve gathered from online reviews, it seems that students are not very fond of professors going through proofs of mathematical theorems — many students view proofs as a waste of time. This is understandable, as not all students in math classes are interested in math for its own sake, and thus not willing to stomach the arcane and onerous language that is used to describe mathematics in full generality. Many students, especially the ones who are not majoring in math, but math-related fields like engineering, just want to know the end product of a theorem and apply it. Even if students will not be required to prove theorems on exams, or their future careers will not depend on proving theorems, complaints about professors spending considerable class time on demonstrating proofs is unwarranted. In terms of problem solving, students benefit directly from being taught proofs. Understanding the reasoning behind a theorem or formula is particularly advantageous when confronted with unconventional questions that do not seem solvable by applying a memorized formula. These kinds of questions trip up students because they involve a knotty nuance that doesn’t fit a predetermined formula. It is by having an intimate familiarity with a theorem, and the reasoning behind it, that students can grasp the nuance of the problem. However, what if students are not confronted with such questions? What good is understanding proofs if students can reasonably expect that exam questions will only require straightforward application of theorems? Even in such cases, it is still vital that professors teach proofs in math classes. Showing proofs of theorems is an exercise of an indispensable intellectual tradition and a convention of inquiry. It

reminds us that no one in any position of authority can pass off something as knowledge by hand waving and imperious assertion. It is a reminder that in the enterprise of inquiry, there is no authority figure, only participants. Therefore, an insistence on teaching proofs protects inquiry from enshrining thoughts into mere dogmas. To show mathematical proofs is to adhere to the standard that what is being passed off as knowledge is agreed to be internally consistent with the audience. Students come to a class with an accumulation of past knowledge. Professors show that theorems do not float in air, but instead sit atop of a structure of knowledge assembled from what students already know. From this view, showing the poof of a theorem is an expression of respect of the student as a living, independent, thinking entity. Understanding proofs is a bulwark against blind acceptance of information. It is disappointing not that many students are fond of this tradition and convention when it is practiced in math classes, but seem to defend it vehemently in discourse with direct societal significance. What if a sociology professor says that immigration wrecks social cohesion among local people? If that strikes you as contrary to what you like to believe you would certainly demand the evidence that led the professor to say that. It seems that people are more insistent on justification when the discourse has an emotional dimension. One may defend this difference by arguing that social situations are fluid and unique, while students can afford to accept theorems by their conclusions only because it has always worked, thus it must be reasonably safe to continue doing so. However, is that not merely accepting the status quo? Whether you will or will not have to write them yourself, simply learning the proofs of mathematical theorems is indispensable. It is an exercise of an intellectual tradition that enabled Western civilization to become what it is today. Heikal Badrulhisham (badrulhisham@wisc.edu) is a freshman majoring in economics.

The weekend before spring break, we had the amazing opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., for the United States Student Association’s 44th National Grassroots Legislative Conference. At the conference, we collaborated with students from public universities across the country and participated in a number of workshops where we engaged in lobbying and organizing on many important student issues that we advocated for in our nation’s capital. We then met with our state’s senators and congressional representatives to promote funding for the Pell and TRIO Grants, the

Student Loan Fairness Act and immigration reform focused on granting in-state tuition for undocumented students, also known as tuition equity. Many students at the University of Wisconsin and across the nation are struggling with increasing tuition and severe cuts in financial aid at both the federal and state levels. The co-authors of this letter, Hannah Kinsella and Kayla Van Cleave, are dealing with many of these same issues. Hannah’s Pell Grant was cut this past year when the federal government voted to decrease the family income eligibility level, while Kayla is

taking on $20,000 in student debt to finance her education. At the U.S. Capitol, we were advocating not only for ourselves, but for all students in this shared struggle. Lobbying at the U.S. Capitol was an invaluable experience, and we hope to bring more delegates from UW next year. In the short time that we spent with students from across the country, we created a powerful network of peers who are working on the same issues we face here in Wisconsin. For example, the Oregon Student Association just worked with their state legislature to pass a tuition equity bill, a measure that

our statewide student association, United Council of UW Students, has also been working to implement. After this conference, we will use the relationships, tactics and lessons we’ve learned from USSA in Wisconsin and recreate those student victories here in our state. As newly elected representatives to Student Council for the College of Letters and Science, we pledge to continue to work for the interests of our fellow students here at UW. Hannah Kinsella (hdkinsella@wisc.edu) and Kayla Van Cleave (kvancleave@wisc.edu) are members of Student Council.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I find it hard to believe that an overwhelming majority favor same-sex marriage, as my experience does not lead me to believe that is true.” -ROBERT C. MORLINO, BISHOP OF MADISON The debate over same-sex marriage intensified last week, with the U.S. Supreme Court hearing two cases regarding the issue. Public opinion has continued to move toward support for marriage equality — a recent CBS News poll found 53 percent of American support same-sex marriage, while only 39 percent oppose it. However, the leadership of the Catholic Church doesn’t appear to be showing similar support. In a column published in the Madison Diocese’s Catholic Herald, Morlino expressed skepticism regarding those polls. One wonders if there could perhaps be a hint of selection bias going on here. Next time I need an unbiased opinion of American public perception, I’ll make sure to talk to high-ranking Catholic clergy.

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Campus climate crucial for inclusion Have you ever walked into a classroom and felt like all eyes were on you? Have you felt like too few people around campus look, act or feel like you do? Being a minority attending the University of Wisconsin can mean feeling excluded or targeted based on your race/ethnicity, religion, sexual identity or a combination of these. Perceptions of campus climate and inclusion are strongly correlated with academic performance and retention. UW created

diversity plans in 1988 and 2008, yet planning committees never asked the student body about the climate. With current discussion of a diversity plan for 2013, it is time we uncover the issues. As an intern on the Associated Students of Madison Diversity Committee, I am working with student leaders and faculty to launch a campus climate survey to measure perceptions and inclusion of students of different identities.

Participating in the campuswide climate survey will allow students to express their experiences in an anonymous forum. Results will help explain how students with different racial/ethnic, religious and sexual identities experience the UW campus. Support from students is crucial to establish the long-ignored baseline of campus climate and guide policy decisions made by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational

Achievement as Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Damon Williams leads the creation of Diversity Plan 2013. Watch for the Campus Climate Survey in your email later this week and contribute to a future of excellence and inclusion for all students at UW. Jessica Behling (behling2@wisc.edu) is a freshman and an intern for the Associated Students of Madison Diversity Committee.

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Remakes rarely worth the view Spencer Semonson instance of the mega flop Class Critic Columnist If sarcasm is the lowest form of humor, then film remakes are the lowest form of film. They take the basic ideas of a particularly popular film (or copy it frame for frame) and make it over again. That’s right, you get to see the same characters, same storyline, and same big reveal all over again, but instead of popping it into the DVD player or watching it on your Netflix Instant Queue, these big name studios think you’re going to haul your cookies all the way to the theater. Now, to be fair, there are some radically innovative and truly inspiring remakes in the bowels of history, but let us only look at the past several years of groan-inducing remakes to remember that we’ve heard these stories before, watched the painfully bland characters before, and to remake them into … the exact same thing, which doesn’t really bode well for an audience. Is that to say remakes have no merit or that in reflection they probably should be avoided at all costs? Well, let’s look at why remakes don’t usually work to begin with. I think the largest stigma connected to remakes is the fact that they’re bringing the same thing back again and telling us we will experience it like it’s new. Certain films should not, and do not, work well remade and repackaged for a theatergoing audience. There are many variables and reasons why certain movies should not be remade. In the

“Psycho” from 1998, it was simply that the film was too big to be remade. Not only did director Gus Van Sant take a classic film, but also one that has a teethbitingly good final reveal, an iconic villain and some of the most parodied and celebrated images in film history. Besides updating the time period, there was no innovation. To be fair, Van Sant has been quoted as saying that he was simply trying to prove that someone could make a shot for shot remake, and he failed tremendously. Curiously he did comment that the reason he made it was “so no one else had to,” which is a little presumptuous, but it makes sense. It was such a borrowed-from film that a remake was inevitable. He did put a lot of effort into the film, including rebuilding the Bates home next to the lot where the original was housed. Some remakes just don’t work because of the time period they were set in. “Psycho” was iconic, but was updated without much problem. Certain films are just of their time, and when they’re remade for modern audiences they can either lose their timely appeal or the adaptation gets garbled somewhere along the way. Take Guy Ritchie’s 2002 remake of the Italian film “Swept Away” (1974). The film portrays a capitalist woman of high standing, and a communist ship hand, representing the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. They become stranded on a desert island, and to survive she has to obey his every command for her survival. It was

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Madonna plays the leading lady in Guy Ritchie’s 2002 remake of Italian film “Swept Away.” Ritchie’s version lacks the political and social commentary featured in the original. of the period, strong and suggested that we are all in a class system, whether we like it or not. Strangely enough, Ritchie, usually a director of strong, male-driven thrillers, decided to remake the film and put his thenwife Madonna in the lead. Nothing about the film made any sense, because there really wasn’t that displacement of class division, or anything akin to political commentary, which instead made it a tender love story. The film deservedly received poor reviews, mostly because critics were maddened by interweaving dream sequences where Madonna sang out-of-place songs, something the original director would probably

wretch at. You know what makes for good remakes? Horror and science-fiction films. Almost without fail these movies do better when

“Certain films are just of their time, and when they’re remade for modern audiences they can either lose their timely appeal or the adaptation gets garbled somewhere along the way.” remade decades later. Simply put, the originals are not that great. Let’s be

honest here, no one today is going to seriously eek at the sight of “The Blob” or Bela Lugosi, cloak and all. That goes for many science-fiction films as well. Both of these genres were seriously under-budgeted, exploitative and weren’t making a lot of films that major studios carried. Exceptions of course were “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Star Wars” and “Metropolis,” but the bulk of it was comparable to Ed Wood. The effects weren’t up to par with the “Avatar”scaled mass blockbusters we have now. Think of some of the visually stunning images we could have seen back when sci-fi was in its prime in the ‘60s, or horror in the late ‘30s and ‘40s. Now

you don’t have to, thanks to remakes of films such as “The Fly,” “The Wolfman” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Recently, more contemporary films such as “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Halloween” have been seeing remakes, and though I don’t like people messing with classic John Carpenter, it would do some good to have a new audience come around and appreciate the originals, which is the only merit of remakes. This is not to say remakes of foreign films, reboots and some sequels aren’t good ideas, but if you’re retelling a story, it better be in a new way, or with some pomp and circumstance, or else you’re telling a joke without a punch line.

‘Spring Breakers’ utilizes characters in powerful piece Tim Hadick ArtsEtc. Editor Everyone recovering all right from spring break hangovers? Good. Want to relive the memories after blacking out? Probably not. Well, have no fear of director/writer Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers.” Chances are the film’s version of spring break is nothing like any Badger had to deal with. The film starts with Faith’s (Selena Gomez, TV’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”) plans to escape

her unidentified college campus with old friends Candy (Vanessa Hudgens, “Sucker Punch”), Brit (Ashley Benson, TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”) and Cotty (Rachel Korine, “Trash Hampers”). After money troubles seem to put a damper on their plans for a rockin’ beach vacation, the students sans Faith rob a restaurant. Faith becomes uneasy upon learning of their escapade, but continues with the plans and joins the gang in boozing it up in Florida. The vacation seems to

be over when all four are arrested after drugs are found in the hotel room they were partying in. But they are bailed out by a rapper named Alien (James Franco, “Oz: The Great and Powerful”). Faith becomes uneasy hanging out with Alien while Brit, Candy and Cotty take to the raw life style Alien offers them for the remainder of break. “Spring Breakers” is split up into three distinct segments that focus on different characters. Faith, as her name suggests, struggles between

continuing to follow her friends around Florida after being arrested and keeping up with her Christian values. Gomez envelopes herself in the role — though not a tough acting part — shedding her pretty-faced Disney kid image to get a little drunk and dirty. The second segment lasts longer than the rest with a spotlight on Alien. A Florida-born true spring breaker, he saturates himself in the lifestyle of partying with no cares, doing what he needs to continue living the

highlife — highlife meaning as a successful drug dealer obsessed with guns. Franco transforms himself into Alien in full, finally shedding the Franco-ness that shines through in most films he stars in. The final segment personifies the minds of Candy and Brit. The two enter a polygamous sexual relationship with Alien, complementing his badboy image by allowing him to hang them off his arms. Ultimately, Candy and Brit show they are far more enveloped in the insane spring break mindset than Alien. Both put up a persona of being laid-back and silly during serious altercations during the film — such as forcing Alien to give a blow job to two guns at the same time. Hudgens and Benson lose themselves

“‘Spring Breakers’ is a character expose first and foremost, not a raging show of how sex, guns and drugs can lead to poor outcomes.”

into their roles and become unrecognizable from their real-life fame. The cinematography of “Spring Breakers” tells the story of each character using jump cuts to prior scenes and mug shot-like inserts. Scenes are often inyour-face and sometimes offensively prominent. While these clips may seem out of place and random, they are instrumental in the unique character development offered in the film. “Spring Breakers” is manic: characters Courtesy of Muse Productions/Division Films interact with little story background, Skrillex Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens go wet and wild in this college-aged comedy. James Franco is also featured, depicting drug dealer Alien. pounds throughout and

artistic liberties are taken on the idea of spring break with every scene. The world of the film paints a portrait of stereotypical lives of college-aged women and drug traffickers. Acting from the main cast and editing help dumb down overtones of misogyny, and the climax of the film has a taste of powershifts between genders, but male-female relations throughout the entire film are sloshed together into an indistinguishable package. The main message of “Spring Breakers” is that everyone must, eventually, go home. The “spring break lifestyle” is shown as an unsustainable lifestyle wrought with irresponsibility and danger. Given the unrealistic portrayal of spring break in the film, it’s hard to connect with the cautionary tone. “Spring Breakers” is a character exposé first and foremost, not a raging show of how sex, guns and drugs can lead to poor outcomes. The film pulls themes from all over the place. Faith’s realignment with Christian moralistic thinking contrasts with the crazy spring break image. The love of money and fun reveal their corruptive power in Alien’s very being. Brit and Candy push out Cotty to embody chaos in an organized world. Audiences going in should brace themselves for a film much deeper than the crime drama portrayed in “Spring Breakers’” trailers. “Spring Breakers” plays with powerful cinematography and solid performances organized in a solid, impressionable piece. While not light viewing in the least, anyone looking for a thoughtprovoking thriller should check this one out.

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Season-worse shooting dooms Badgers in loss Ole Miss forwards pace team’s win over nonexistent Wisconsin offense Spencer Smith Associate Sports Editor KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the first time since 2006, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team left its opening round game in the NCAA tournament with a loss after falling to Mississippi, 57-46. Both fifth-seeded Wisconsin (23-12, 12-6 Big Ten) and 12th-seeded Ole Miss (27-8, 12-6 SEC) struggled to find any offensive consistency in the first half of its second round NCAA tournament game. Through the first six minutes of the game, the Badgers were able to score only four points while the Rebels were equally as stagnant with the ball in their hands and put only three points on the board. Wisconsin struggled to get any inside looks, which forced it to take long contested jump shots that didn’t fall with any regularity for the entire game. The Badgers ended the first half taking 23 shots and sinking only seven of those, good for a 30.4 field goal percentage. “That was our worst first half of the year by far,” sophomore guard Traevon Jackson said. “It was just sloppy. We were turning the ball over left and right and just doing things that just weren’t characteristic of us.” Along with its inability to score, UW gave the ball away multiple times in the first twenty minutes, turning the ball over eight times, well above the usual pace for a team that averages 9.79 turnovers a game. A positive to be taken away from the first half from Wisconsin’s standpoint was its ability to shut down Ole Miss sharpshooter and offensive gunner Marshall Henderson, who only made

ROUTS, from 8 period, ending Hellebuyck’s shutout streak at 165 minutes, 20 seconds. “He’s been playing unbelievable for us. He’s been our rock back there,” said forward Scott Wilson, who assisted on Folin’s goal in the second period. “When you see one go by, you know it’s not going to faze him and you know the next shift he’s ready to go again.” Joel Rumpel made 20 saves for the Badgers. They took a six-game winning streak into their first NCAA tournament since losing to Boston College in the 2010 championship game. “They’re young men. They want to do so well. I think it’s part of their growth,” Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves said. “Sometimes young men get out of their comfort zone and do things that they shouldn’t. We paid a high price for it.”

one of his eleven shots, although after the game Henderson said his early shooting struggles were not a credit to the Wisconsin defense. “I just didn’t make shots today,” Henderson said regarding his early struggles from the field. “It happens sometimes. Their defense wasn’t what everyone said their defense was. I just missed shots.” Coming into the second half, Wisconsin could still not consistently knock down shots despite getting open looks almost every possession in the early goings of the second half. The difference was Ole Miss’ ability to take over the post, draw fouls and get to the free throw line. Forwards Reginald Buckner and Murphy Holloway made the paint their home in the second half, getting the ball almost every possession and creating opportunities for layups or free throws. “They have some big, athletic guys inside,” senior forward Jared Berggren said. “I think we didn’t do a great job of taking in their strong, pump fake, drawing fouls. Second half, they kind of cranked up the pressure. We folded.” Ole Miss got plenty of contributions in the paint from their guard play as well, with Henderson and Jarvis Summers driving the ball strong to the rim. The Rebels ended the game with 30 points in the paint compared to the Badgers’ 16. Despite Ole Miss’ ability to control the paint, Wisconsin was still leading with just over eight minutes remaining in the game. The difference was the emergence of Henderson, who had otherwise been quiet in first half. The junior shooting guard facilitated the Rebels’ scoring in a majority of the second half hitting five shots, including three threepointers. “They just out-toughed us and managed to chip away at our lead,” freshman forward Sam Dekker.

“Henderson got some of those big shots. When he hits those, if you’re not stopping that, they’re going to be a tough team to beat.” With its dominance in the paint and Henderson making his long range jumpers, Ole Miss began to take the momentum of the game from Wisconsin, playing more physical and taking control of the game. “But for us I think for our guys, they didn’t handle the physicality in the last five-to-seven minutes,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “To me it seemed like the game changed and our guys didn’t react as well as they did.” With three minutes left, the game started to slip away from Wisconsin as the Badgers repeatedly missed open jump shots and threepointers while Henderson and Holloway were finishing for the Rebels on the other end of the court. In the end, the Rebels’ final push proved to be too much for Wisconsin’s anemic offense to overcome in the waning minutes. It was a somber scene in the locker room after the game as the season came to a much quicker and more abrupt halt than expected and the seniors realizing they had just worn a Wisconsin jersey for the last time. “A lot of emotions, but it’s hard to really swallow it,” Berggren said fighting back tears. “I almost felt kind of numb and then the emotions come over you and you just can’t believe it’s real, can’t believe my five years here is up. It’s gone so quick and it’s tough.” Ryan was quick to praise the effort his team put into the season and how much his team was able to accomplish in the regular season, despite battling adversity with injuries. “Well, I’m extremely proud of these guys to get here,” Ryan said. “I think there’s not too many people that wouldn’t agree with the fact that these guys really overcame a lot of odds, really did some nice things during the year.”

Rumpel had almost no offensive support as the Badgers failed to capitalize on the few mistakes made by Hellebuyck, mostly rebounds that were swept away before any Wisconsin

It was the first goal allowed by Hellebuyck since 11:01 remained in the first period of the River Hawks’ 2-1 win over Providence in theHockey East semifinals a week ago. Arnold scored for UMassLowell with 6:04 left, Chapie added an emptynetter in the final minute and McGrath finished it off with 3 seconds to play. Thompson put UMassLowell up 3-0 when he scored just before crashing into Rumpel with 5:52 left in the second. Thompson, the net, goalie and Dahl, who was trying to catch up to Thompson, all went sliding into the boards in a pile. The goal withstood a video review that showed Thompson getting off the shot before making any contact with Rumpel or the net. UMass-Lowell is playing in its second straight NCAA tournament and fifth overall.

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player could get to the puck. Hellebuyck preserved a 1-0 lead 4:39 left in the first when he stopped Jefferson Dahl on a penalty shot. Kerdiles pulled Wisconsin to 3-1 with 11:41 left in the third on a power-play goal.

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Freshman Sam Dekker pulls his jersey to cover his face following Wisconsin’s loss to Ole Miss in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Dekker led the Badgers offensively but still struggled to make his open looks, going just 5-of-13 from the field.

TOURNEY, from 8 performance in 35 games this season. “It’s not a team that really shot the ball well all year,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said of his team. “It happened again.” As forward Ryan Evans — one of five seniors and three starters who stepped off the floor in a Wisconsin uniform for the final time at the Sprint Center Sunday — said, UW knew its defense compensates for a few painful stretches where the ball refused to fall through the bottom of the net. Yet on Friday, when the Badgers’ most efficient shooter was the freshman Dekker, who finished 5-of-13 from the field, even the most suffocating defense could not make up for an offense that never found its groove throughout the duration of the game. Jared Berggren, Ryan Evans and Mike Bruesewitz — the three seniors who see regular time on the court — combined to shoot 5-of22, often settling for outside looks. Thirty of the Badgers’ 59 shots as a team, in fact, came from beyond the three-point arc. It marked a reversion to relying on threepoint shooting to win games, an approach that faded in last weekend’s Big Ten tournament

but returned with a vengeance in a second half where UW jacked up 17 three-pointers. Despite the lack of offense, there were still opportunities to assume control in the second half and send the Rebels back to Oxford. With Wisconsin holding onto a six-point lead and 11:49 left in the second half, the Badgers were perfectly positioned to score a few quick buckets and mount a double-digit lead. But sophomore guard Traevon Jackson missed three consecutive shots as Rebels guard Marshall Henderson answered with two quick threepointers. They marked his first two three-point baskets of the game after the junior gunner missed his first six tries and the lead had evaporated. “I felt like we were getting pretty good looks,” Berggren said. “I know with all the threes that I took besides the last one in the corner, (which) was kind of out of desperation, all the other ones were wide open. I was squared up, they all felt good coming off. They just rimmed out or came off the mark, so it was frustrating.” That frustration was amplified by the moment, none bigger than the game’s final 1:47, the Badgers within four after Jackson sunk a pair of free throws. As Ole Miss added to

its lead at the free throw line, Wisconsin missed its final seven shots, six of them three-pointers. Although some of the later tries turned into desperation heaves as the Rebels pulled away, it was a fitting end for a game — and a season — defined by a lack of offensive consistency. Bo Ryan’s offense had found an open Ben Brust squared up behind the three-point line, but the usually automatic makes for the junior didn’t fall as often Friday. Jackson had multiple opportunities on the afternoon to hit his signature midrange jumpers a step or two into the paint. The Ole Miss defense, players agreed, had done nothing miraculous to slow UW’s offensive production. “I think the numbers kind of show it, when we struggled we just shot the ball poorly,” Berggren said. “It’s hard to pinpoint a reason why. I know we have guys that put in the time and the hard work, but sometimes you don’t really get out of it what you put in and it’s tough at this point to swallow it.” Old habits, it turned out, truly are hard to break. And for Wisconsin, they returned at the worst possible moment costing them the chance at a third consecutive run to the Sweet Sixteen.


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The usually steady Wisconsin goaltender Joel Rumpel was shredded by UMass-Lowell’s offense Friday night. After going 8-1-0 in his last nine starts, the Badgers’ sophomore allowed five goals on 25 attempted shots on goal as the River Hawks shredded the UW defense.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck stopped a first-period penalty shot and finished with 31 saves to help UMassLowell rout Wisconsin

6-1 on Friday night in the NCAA Northeast Regional semifinals. Joseph Pendaza, Christian Folin, Shayne Thompson, Derek Arnold, Adam Chapie and Ryan McGrath scored for the top-seeded River Hawks (27-10-2). They will play Hockey East rival New Hampshire on Saturday for spot in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh. New Hampshire beat Denver 5-2 in the second semifinal. The River Hawks

survived being outshot 11-4 in the first period, then pounced on Wisconsin’s mistakes in the second and third, turning a close game into a blowout at the end. “Our team bent but it never broke in the first period and I felt our goaltending gave us a chance,” UMass-Lowell coach Norm Bazin said. Nic Kerdiles scored for fourth-seeded Wisconsin (22-13-7) in the third

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Badgers ousted by Rebels in first game of tourney No. 12 seed Ole Miss defeats No. 5 seed Wisconsin 57-46 in NCAA second round Ian McCue Men’s Basketball Beat Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Wisconsin players wiped tears from their eyes and stared blankly

into the locker room walls, emotions consuming any room for words. This was the unceremonious aftermath of the fifth-seeded Badgers dropping their opening game of the NCAA tournament, 57-46, to 12thseeded Mississippi Friday afternoon at the Sprint Center. But a surprising loss that brought so many tears and faces filled with utter dejection had

a simple and familiar explanation: Wisconsin could not sink its open shots. After a quiet first half offensively in which the Badgers shot 30.4 percent from the field and nearly the exact same percentage from three-point territory, it seemed that UW had dodged a bullet. Despite the lack of offensive production, the Badgers still owned

a three-point lead at the halftime break. But a dismal 21-point second half effort, the result of 22.2 percent shooting from the field and a 17.6 percent conversion rate from beyond the arc in the final 20 minutes, could not keep Wisconsin’s pulse pumping. “It’s the NCAA tournament, we have a drought like this and can’t put the ball in the hoop, it’s

the worst time for that to happen,” freshman forward Sam Dekker said. “[By] the end of the year, you think those things are going to be corrected, but I’ve said it all year, there’s peaks and valleys to a basketball season and we hit one of those valleys today.” The ice-cold shooting from the field was not a one-game fluke that appeared without prior warning at the season’s

most pivotal point. Scoring droughts like the one that lasted just more than four minutes and allowed the Rebels to take a six-point lead in the final minutes of Friday’s game were reflective of a season-long trend. The Badgers finished the afternoon 15-of-59 (25.4 percent) from the field, their worst shooting

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