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Council clashes over annual Spring Splash Wisconsin Red cancels sponsorship after three years of involvement Marisa LaBello Senior Staff Writer
The City of Whitewater Common Council collectively agrees that the annual Spring Splash party is a growing concern for all residents, but disputes on handling the event became an issue for the Common Council. City Manager Cameron Clapper announced at the Feb. 7 meeting that Wisconsin Red, a
business that promotes and sells materials for events, will no longer be involved with Whitewater’s Spring Splash after three years of sponsorship. Clapper, council members and law enforcement recently met with Steve Farina, Wisconsin Red founder, and Kurt Patrick, owner of Pumpers and Mitchell’s, to discuss last year’s concerns after residents complained about vandalism, trespassing and littering. The meeting was initially intended to discuss how to improve the event’s safety, as council members agreed that Wisconsin Red’s sponsored party not the culprit for ruckus in the community. But after reviewing the negative im-
pact of Wisconsin Red’s social media campaign, some believed their marketing efforts promoted dangerous house parties and attracted outside visitors, who ultimately caused the harm. After reflecting on negative feedback, Wisconsin Red resigned from the event. The Feb. 7 meeting revealed that City Attorney Wallace McDonell may have had influence on Wisconsin Red’s decision. “I admit that I came off strong to Wisconsin Red and questioned why they would want to be involved in an event that caused so much damage,” McDonell said. “As the City Attor-
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Freezin’ for a reason
The annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics took place on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Cravath Lakefront Park. Last year, Whitewater’s event raised about $70,000. From Left to Right: Senior Carina Krausert, Sophmore Caitlin Catino, Freshmen Kelly Storti, Senior Morgan Beaty, and Junior Alyssa Lennon jump into a pool of ice water on the 42 degree day – 40 degrees warmer than last year’s event. Photo by Sierra High / Photo Editor
Biennial budget proposes tuition cut, SUFAC changes Kimberly Wethal Co Editor-in Chief
Gov. Scott Walker released the 2017-19 biennial budget for the State of Wisconsin last week. In a change of pace from the prior budget cycle where the University of Wisconsin System received $250 million less in funding, Walker is now proposing to fund the public higher education system by an increase of $140.2 million. With the investment in the UW System, Walker says he’s looking to make Wisconsin “a leader in providing quality higher education that is affordable.” Walker “Working with the UW Board of Regents, we are building a performance-based system for new funds,”
Walker said in his budget address. “This will include criteria like the number of graduates, the length of time to graduate, how many graduates are employed, and how many are in high-demand areas within the state. We want student success to help fuel the growth of the Wisconsin economy.” The budget will need to pass through the Joint Finance Committee, undergo public hearings and be amended by the the Senate and the Assembly before Walker signs it into law; however, as it currently stands, here’s how the budget could impact the university. What’s in the budget? The state biennial budgets involves a multitude of variables in the form of funding to the state agencies. Where it concerns the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin System, Walker proposed increased funding and new initiatives last week. • •
Here’s the breakdown: A fifth year of frozen tuition for in-state undergraduate students. A 5 percent tuition decrease for in-state undergraduate students for the 2018-19 academic year, and $35 million in state funding to offset the costs of any lost revenue at the campuses’ educational operating budgets, which Walker said he promised to do when he spoke at the UW-W College Republicans first meeting of the spring semester. Language that would allow students to
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Council: Pub crawl alternative proposed as remedy
ney, I felt I had to state that there will be close review of involvement this year for them to determine it is really worth it.” McDonell’s persistence stemmed from the disturbing sights he saw from his office window on Main Street and stories from the community. “I’ve seen years of St. Patty’s days celebrations and went to school in Madison, but I’ve never seen anything like this,” McDonell said. “It was the Wild West of Whitewater.” McDonell said hundreds of intoxicated people took over the streets, urinated in broad daylight, threw beer bottles at police officers and piled unsafe amounts of weight on balconies. Council members James Langnes III (District 2) and Stephanie Goettl (District 5) disagreed with McDonell and questioned what they believed was the council’s anti-student rhetoric. Goettl highlighted that with or without a sponsor, students will host parties. “If people think that Spring Splash is cancelled, that is arguably the funniest thing I have ever heard,” Goettl said. “This event is going to happen and thinking it won’t is a misstep.” She believes the negativity surrounding Spring Splash gives students the impression that the city does not want them to have fun, and that they are unwanted. She fears lack of student involvement in the discussion will cause rebellious activity and even bigger problems. Council member Chris Grady (District 3) disagreed with Goettl’s concerns.
pendently verified the city’s claim that most of the negative behavior wasn’t from UW-W students.
“I’ve seen years of St. Patty’s days celebrations and went to school in Madison, but I’ve never seen anything like this,”
K-9 Unit becomes pet The council’s agreement to sell the city’s police dog, Boomer, was the other pressing topic at the feb. 7 meeting. Officer Joseph Matteson, Boomer’s handler, unexpectedly resigned and requested to purchase Boomer as a family pet for an estimated $3,500 canine replacement price. After speaking with the Boomer’s kennel, Otterbacher said Boomer’s loyalty to Matteson could hinder his ability to transition to a new handler. This component played a large role in allowing Boomer to stay part of the Matteson family. Boomer was sworn in in 2014 solely due to fundraising initiatives by the community, which created deliberation as to whether or not he should be sold. The effect of longterm fundraising ramifications are a concern. “People spent money on Boomer to become part of the community, not expecting that he would leave just three years later,” Goettl said. “Community members feel their efforts are derailed by just a few people.” Singer suggested implementing a contract to inform fundraisers of expectations if the dog is to leave, and other council members agreed to construct a practical policy. Otterbacher said her focus is to maintain a successful canine program and hopes to find the right dog to welcome to the community as soon as possible.
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“This is not anti-student, this is anti-mob,” he said. “Wisconsin Red created this problem with advertising and they should now be responsible for resolving it.” Another major concern emphasized by Goettl was the poor planning and lack of attention the city placed on Spring Splash. “Some of these failures are on our part because there was no intention of immediately fixing the problem,” she said. The event was not discussed with the Parks and Recreation Board until January of this year and with Spring Splash in April, Goettl is certain that the time span for change is not possible for an event students have been planning for a year. Larry Kachel, chairman of the Greater Whitewater Committee, addressed several concerns with Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher in regards to the time constraints. He questioned discussions of coordinating a no-visit policy in the residence halls during Spring Splash, law enforcement procedures and communication with landlords. Otterbacher said she assures that there are ongoing conversations with surrounding cities to construct strategies and safety provisions. Kachel suggested a pub crawl for the future to eliminate underage drinking, increase economic
spending for local businesses, alleviate anti-student concerns and accommodate desires of all residents. After intense discussion, the council wrapped up the conversation, concluding that lack of earlier communication and planning was a crucial mistake. The council will revisit the issue in upcoming meetings. “There will be something on April 29,” Council President Patrick Singer said. “We just aren’t sure what yet.” On Monday, the City of Whitewater put out a news release to clarify the collective stance on Spring Splash. Stating the Wisconsin Red event was “well organized and free of problems,” the release blames an influx of outside visitors as the source of “unruly and dangerous” behavior. “All the reports I’ve received regarding Spring Splash 2016 have confirmed that Wisconsin Red’s event was well organized and well run,” Clapper said in the release. “It is the other parties and the meandering mobs we’re concerned about. Everyone deserves the chance to relax and unwind but no one can be excused from their civic responsibility to exercise good judgement, avoid dangerous behaviors and be respectful of our neighbors. The Royal Purple has not inde-
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“opt out” to segregated fees. • An increase in state funding overall by $100 million – keep in mind this does not include the $35 million in tuition offset costs – for new initiatives. • A new performance-based system that would allow the UW System Board of Regents to dispense additional funding to the colleges, which was first proposed at $42.5 million. As of now, the proposed areas in which campuses would be allocated funding are affordability, student work readiness, administrative efficiency and service. • A initiative to reward professors who spend more time in classrooms through institutional performance funding. Overall, the funding for the UW System adds up to $140.2 million. Student Impact At this phase, the ’17-19 biennial budget has the most impact on underclassmen undergraduates, for obvious reasons – unless you are a current junior or senior who’s looking to stay past their eighth semester or has plans to come back right away for graduate school, the UW System portion of the budget won’t have much of an impact on you. Those who will be enrolling for at least part of the 2018-19 academic year could see a lot of changes – and a “wonderful opportunity” for students to become politically engaged where it concerns Walker’s proposed requirement where students could “opt out” of segregated
Nass is also in support of Walker’s proposed option to allow stu“He finally grasps that a great public education system is dents to opt out of segregated fees, good politics,” saying, “A significant number of students receive no benefit from these programs, but the fees add on unnecessary costs.” Sen. Janis Ringhans (D-Evansville) Sen. Janis Ringhand (D-Evansfees, Jeff Arnold, vice chancellor of dents, Arnold said, he hopes that ville) said in a news release that Administrative Affairs, said. the investment dollars UW-W she is glad to see Walker “change Segregated fees, known at would receive from the state will be his tune.” UW-Whitewater as SUFAC, allo- enough to offset the revenue losses. “He finally grasps that a great cates funds to student organizaIt’s still too early to know if the public education system is good tions. proposed $35 million in offset costs politics,” Ringhand said. Arnold said he wasn’t sure how will be enough to cover the UW Sysa system would benefit the univer- tem, Arnold said. sity. Student organizations lead to “We’ll be very watchful of the proleadership opportunities and expo- cess as it goes forward,” he said. “I sure to professionals in a student’s think what we’d know for sure as an field of study, he said. institution that’s growing, we’d be 2017-19 Biennial Budget Additionally, Arnold said it would short some revenue under the curbe hard to ensure students who rent model because the estimates Breakdown didn’t pay SUFAC fees aren’t bene- were based off a certain time and fitting from the services. certain enrollment level. Where • $140.2 miilion funding for “Do we cover their ears when the you add students, that revenue is the UW-Sysytem marching band plays?” Arnold said. lost and not anticipated by that $35 Arnold said the university is fi- million.” • Fifth year of tuition nancially in a “good place” to ride freeze for Wisconsin inout a fifth in-state student tuition Representative opinions state students freeze. Some state legislators are ap“It’s been a long period of tui- plauding Walker for his commit• 5 percent tuition tion freezes for the university,” Ar- ment to put more funding into pubdecrease for in-state nold said. “That limits some of the lic education. undergraduate students things we’d like to do in terms of Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) • Institutional getting students degrees faster and says that Walker is picking up slack making the experience on campus where the UW System has failed. performance funding for more enjoyable.” “Governor Walker and Republiprofessors Should the 5 percent tuition de- can legislators have found ways to • Option to opt-out of crease make it into the finalized provide savings for students and segregaed fees budget, students could expect to lower debt accumulation in obtainsee a savings of $384 in during the ing a degree,” Nass said in a news 2018-19 academic year, bringing release. “The cut would save the avstudent tuition down to a little un- erage student $360 a year on top of der $7,300. the more than $6,300 that students While the tuition cut would make have saved during four years of the college more affordable for all stu- tuition freeze.”
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Letters to the Editor
Senator backs seg fees
Let me begin with I am largely in support of the Governor’s budget for the biennium, but there is one significant issue the students, especially students who are involved with organizations at any UW-System school should be concerned about: The provision to allow students to opt out of allocable segregated fees. I’m all for saving student’s money but Allocable Student fees is not somewhere money can be saved without having a large negative impact on the student experience. For starters, it will likely cause serious budgeting difficulties for Student Organizations which provide hands-on professional development opportunities, preparing students for life after college. Furthermore, how could the university regulate which students had paid the fees and therefore should be able to join organizations which are funded by these fees? I don’t think
they realistically could without investing in a significant layer of bureaucracy, an investment which could be better spent elsewhere. Additionally, this leads to the inequity that some students will get a free ride on the backs of other paying students, who could be subjected to significant increase in fees in order to compensate for the decrease in number of students paying in. The fact is this measure will give students to option to save at most a little over 100 dollars annually, while significantly diminishing the benefit organizations will be able to provide students. This is a tradeoff I’m not willing to accept and I hope other students won’t accept it either. — Braden Chester Speaker of the Senate Whitewater Student Government
Badger praises former Gov.
Vitamin D? Discovered at UW. First isolating and culturing of human embryonic stem cells? Happened at UW. All around us, history is being made every single day, right here in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Idea: It’s exemplified in the University of Wisconsin’s commitment to research, innovation, and job creation for people all across our beautiful state. As a political independent and current student, I am grateful for those that have made these efforts possible, which includes countless Democrats and Republicans who have worked together over the years. Despite the fact that one may not always agree with his politics, Former Governor Tommy Thompson invested in UW as governor – and his recent video offering his support of our grand university is proof that he cares deeply
about helping bridge the divide between the state and the university. For that, the ole Badger deserves bipartisan praise. Today, leaders like Gov. Thompson are a rare find, though I have never been more confident that, with people like the former governor cheering our state school on, our system of higher education will once again be seen as the economic powerhouse that it is. Our state universities belong to the people of Wisconsin. Thank you, Gov. Thompson! — David A. Pettersen Junior, UW-Madison
Former professor urges vice-president to speak up How are we doing? In a recent TV interview with you, the host criticized the Executive Order on immigration. He claimed problems in input, structure, timing, and communication-about. But your response was a wave-off, a non-response. You made an off-hand comment (about semantics or the like?) and then let it go—despite the host’s inquiries. Might you have replied something like the follow-
ing, and what would the difference have been? “Well yes, we were less than perfect in constructing the order plus communicating about it. But note that the president seeks greatness for America, and that demands ambitions efforts in difficult arenas. And we think that most folks realize that the harder the task, and the higher the criteria for its success, well, then at the outset initially, more mistakes and even failures
On Dusty’s Desk: In this day and age, it seems like everyone is caught up in who is dating who and who isn’t dating anyone. I understand the Bible says “be fruitful,” but the Bible also says in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that column by by testing you may Dusty Hartl discern what is the Opinions Editor will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” If you are not religious, or Christian, the best way to imagine this is to understand that while it is in our nature to try to find our perfect match, we have to remember that there is a plan for each of us and that when the time comes love will find its way. You mustn’t rush it
will occur. So we’ll be polishing the order but we’d remind you of all that has been accomplished in the first days of our Presidency--more than most in history and indeed that which was promised.” Or sentiments to that effect. But does all this matter? It might matter 100 percent. The beauty of the new version is that it could be stated even if quite inaccurate—that is, if it was just more “horse-pucky.”
But, it would have projected the appearance of both competence (you know your imperfections) and also transparent communication (and you then acknowledge them to the people). I have reacted positively to much of the Trump endeavor. To this, my liberal friends have of course reacted somewhat snarkily. But I might join them. Your sub-communication rat-tat-tats my own positive hopes. “Making
America great again?” One wonders: maybe just “keeping government opaque still”? Do we have to “look forward” (but not pleasantly, just realistically) to “business as usual and then some”? Even, perhaps, an undrained swamp taking on more water? — Brian Kevin Beck Associate Professor UW-W Emeritus
Unpopular opinion: Being single is fine or try to force something because others are. Right around this time, dating websites spike with new members and people either feel happy or sad. There is not really an in between. The problem with this is these people probably will not find their soulmate or the love of their life. They will find a person they can tolerate just because they are tired of being alone. In the end, this situation will not last and will hurt just as much, if not more, than if you were alone in the first place. Too many young people are stuck in the mindset of being in a relationship when working on your own person is just as important. I am single and I am working on myself. I am working on my hobbies, growing my career and work-
ing to buy things I want. I am traveling, exploring who I am and learning to appreciate myself. It is hard to love someone else if you first can not love yourself. If you are Christian then I would say that God has a plan for us. He is working diligently to ensure that whatever future we have is going to make an impact on our lives. It is important to remember that just because you are alone physically, does not mean you are alone spiritually. Why not be alone a little while longer instead of jumping into a relationship with someone and having it fail? Life is about experiences, yes, but it is also about personal journey and discovery. It is about learning who we are as individuals and sharing that with the world. Hold onto the things you can not take back, take things slow
with another person and really ask yourself if this is who you think about when you think of your life in ten years. If you do not see yourself with that other person in ten years end it and move on. We only have one chance at life and it is important that we get it right the first time. Love yourself, take your time in life and remember that you always have someone watching over you in hard times. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
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L Lifestyle If you’re looking for a cookbook that pairs well with a farmer’s market
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“Cravings” by Chrissy Teigen, $29.99 on Amazon
Catch me walking around Capitol Square at the Dane County Farmer’s Market with this book tucked under one arm. Author Jeanine Donofrio is a master cookbook writer who makes me want to throw vegetables into everything I make. Her recipes are colorful and most are simple enough for a beginner to conquer. The cookbook contains vegetarian and vegan recipes, and is organized by a recipe’s dominant fruit or vegetable. Having the cookbook on my counter has truly led me to be a more conscious eater and chef. What do I recommend? Zucchini lasagna is a true gem of a recipe, and Donofrio’s dark chocolate avocado mousse is to die for. Even avocado skeptics will ﬁnd themselves going back to the fridge to eat leftovers with a spoon.
A cookbook that would make Betty Crocker blush. This book is not a fan of your drive-thru habits, nor does it think you should eat a meal from a can, ever – and it doesn’t sugar-coat it. Using profanity on each and every page, “Thug Kitchen” focuses on home-cooking with a plant-based diet. While the vegan lifestyle can receive a bad rap, “Thug Kitchen” makes it hard to even remember the diet is the main focus of the book. What do I recommend? If you bet me $10 that leftover Quinoa Oatmeal is in my fridge right now, you’d have a crisp bill featuring 18th century Lin-Manuel Miranda.
As hard as we try, we can’t eat salads for every meal and stay sane, and model Chrissy Teigen knows it. It’s weird to read Teigen’s comfort food cookbook with the knowledge that she’s also employed by Victoria’s Secret, because I know that if I eat her cheesy armadillo bread, I know for sure I won’t gain that bod. Her chicken wings and onion rings? Absolutely forget it. I have to give her some credit, she does have some healthier selections. It doesn’t all feel like hypocrisy. So while I love her wit, her humor and the photos of her pup inﬁltrated throughout the book, I use it sparingly as a treat. It’s my reward for eating salads all week – I couldn’t ask for a better price. What do I recommend? Teigen’s mac and cheese recipe, which yes, is better than John Legend’s. Just don’t calculate the calories.
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HOROSCOPES Aries: Mar 21-April 19 Aries this week is your week. Whether your Valentine's Day was a big day or a bust, this week your one true love is your ambitions. You are hardworking and stubborn by nature but the stars are in your favor. Keep working towards that goal that you have been pushing off and soon reep the benefits. Taurus April 20th-May 20th Taurus, It has been a rough couple of weeks for you but the stars are turning in your favor. Hang in there Taurus. Make sure to spoil yourself this week. You have earned it. Come Monday things will begin looking up. Gemini May 21-June 20 Gemini, have you heard the phrase “keep your freinds close and your enemies closer”? Well this week is the time to take that into consideration. They might not be your favorite person, but your enemies might have advice that you should heed. Take notice Gemini. Cancer June 21-July 22 Cancer, this week it is time to make amends. You know there is someone out there that you need to make an apology to. Forgive but don’t forget. You have learned a lesson. Now it is time for you to shed your burden. Leo July 23-Aug 22 Leo, you enjoy being the center of attention but this week let someone else have the limelight. Sometimes being a leader means helping others along, not just pushing yourself ahead. Give a little to get a little this week, Leo. Virgo August 23-Sept. 22 Virgo, jealousy will be your downfall this week. Don’t forget to appreciate what you have instead of worrying about what you don’t. Your time is coming soon but for right now fortune favors the patient. Hang in there, Virgo.
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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22 Libra, this week is a great week for love! Maybe you already have someone or are crushing on that cute student who sits next to you in your 8 a.m. but it’s time to get out there! Pull a Nicholas Sparks this week and proclaim your love with a grand gesture, but maybe keep the confetti to a minimum. No one actually likes confetti.. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21 Scorpio, it might be time to take another look through those rose colored glasses. We all have our flaws but be sure to know your deal breakers this week with your crush or significant other. You are your number 1 Scorpio; don’t settle. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec 21 Sagittarius, you have been working overtime recently, but don’t worry because this week it is all going to pay off. Keep trucking and before you know it all that hard work is going to really show to someone who matters. Maybe you will get a raise or that internship you were applying for. Big things are going to happen so keep an eye out! Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan 19 Capricorn, maybe you feel like you have hit a rut. This week change it up a little bit. It’s time to put on your sexy walk playlist and get pumped! Be the change you want to see. Maybe it’s a little change like opting for the apple instead of the chips or taking a different route to campus but little changes are really going to add up and make you feel brand new. Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18 Aquarius, maybe it is something in the water or the new hair cut but you are feeling good! Take this burst of optimism and roll with it! A lot can happen with an added boost of confidence so get out there and make things happen! Pisces Feb. 19- March 20 Pisces, your birthday is coming up so get psyched! This is the time to celebrate yourself so splurge on that pricy bath bomb or heck eat cake for dinner just because you can. This is your week and it’s time to have a little you time. Plus who has to know you threw on the fat pants before 6pm. Treat yo’ self. Graphic by Kirsten Tyrrell / Graphics Editor
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Biz & Tech Editor: Brad Allen
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Job fair to be hosted in UC on Feb. 17 A job fair will be hosted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 in the University Center, according to the UW-Whitewater website’s events calendar.
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VITA offers tax service to community Student-run program files tax returns for free By Brad Allen Biz & Tech Editor
It’s that time of year again. Time to file tax returns, get a larger-than-usual check and blow it all on a speeding ticket you got while cruising on the way to the Wisconsin Dells for Spring Break. Filing taxes might seem daunting, but there are many resources available to students and community members. One such resource is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where students and community members can go to seek assistance with filing their taxes. VITA, an annual program, returned to campus on Jan. 28, is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. through April 12. VITA will be closed on March 18, March 22 and March 25. “Students can get their taxes filed with someone who has studied it closely and understands all the complicated parts,” associate professor of Accounting Robert Meyers said. The IRS-sponsored program is run as a practicum course for students. The program is free for all clients, and is run out of Timothy J. Hyland Hall, Room 1001, across the entrance hall from the Timmerman Auditorium. “It’s nice and easy,” Meyers said. “A lot of students aren’t interested in doing their taxes alone. It also gives my students a chance to work on taxes with clients.” Senior Hannah Taylor works as a tax preparer for VITA. She is enrolled in the practicum course instructed by Meyers. “It’s really beneficial for students to get their taxes done at VITA,” Taylor said. “We can get things done for them that sites like TurboTax cannot.” Meyers said working with taxes and clients outside of a classroom setting is a valuable experience and is completely different than working with technical tax theory. “Student clients should know it takes a while to get everything done for them,” Meyers said. “They’ll want to bring some homework to do.” Clients are asked to bring their social security card, photo identification and any tax documents they might have questions about. Out-of-state students may have to file taxes in both Wisconsin and their home state, depending on a few specific factors. Whether your state has a reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin is perhaps the greatest factor. A reciprocity agreement is a deal between two states that requires out-of-state workers to file
their taxes in the state they work in order to get their returns. Overall, it’s simple: File taxes in the state where you live, and your home state will pay you back for taxes paid to your home state. Reciprocity tax agreement information can be used on most W-2 forms, and all UW-W employers allow students to use this option on their forms. Wisconsin currently has reciprocity agreements Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. Being from a state which does not have a reciprocal tax agreement with Wisconsin means putting in more work. Student workers from states like Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio or any other state will have to file their taxes in both Wisconsin and their home state in order to receive their state tax returns from both states. Federal tax filings for these individuals remains the same as those who live in a state which has a reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin: File federal taxes in the state where they work. “It would be a situation where you may have to file state taxes in both states, but you will have to file in your own home state,” Meyers said. VITA works with the Homestead and American Opportunity credit companies. These firms allow for students to qualify for receiving money to support their college expenses—depending on income and other factors—up to four years in total, or eight semesters. There are other complicated aspects of filing taxes as well, including itemizing withholdings. Citizens who have a certain number of withholdings can itemize their losses. People who donated money to charities, paid travel fees for their job, paid property taxes or mortgages and paid for medical expenses can itemize. Standard itemization applies if a person’s withholdings exceed $12,000 over a fiscal year. Another complicated aspect of filings taxes is knowing whether someone classifies as a dependent and knowing which educational credit applies to whom. Knowing if you are or are not a dependent plays a large role in filing federal tax returns. Dependents are individuals who are exactly as stated: financially dependent on another person. Students whose parents pay for their college or who receive some other form of financial support from their parents, another relative or a legal guardian will need to classify as a dependent. If you are a dependent, then your parents will receive money from the federal government because they are financially assisting you. If you are financially independent, then you will receive money from the government to make up for the money you’ve spent on your own educational expenses.
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Just Be Yourself ‘Just Be Yourself’, a unique exhibit that represents creativity, relationships with friends, and the passion of self-expression is only being displayed until Feb. 16 in Roberta’s Gallery.
Indie artist debuts relatable album David Jacobsen is an independent solo artist and singer/songwriter whose music focuses on both personal and general issues that affect many of us. He uses his personal experiences as an artist and musician to portray universal struggles like loneliness, the longing to feel relevant and the constant search for unconditional love. Jacobsen uses meaningful lyrics to display humanity’s shared insecurities about not being good enough and trying to become someone you’re not, simply for the sake of being accepted. Review by Jacobsen has a Billy Joel-esque Hannah Maes guitar style, but his voice is all his Arts and Rec Editor own. He uses voice inflections that sound like they are more suited for dialogue than for music, but he somehow manages to Royal Purple Review make them seamlessly fit with the musical background. The guitar and rhythm section remains very consistent throughout every song, and although that can be soothing to the listener, a little more variety within the guitar solos would really spice up the album when switching from song to song. Overall, the album flows very well. Every song deals with different, but similar, themes that are relatable to any audience, not just those involved in the music industry. The album features 20 songs, one of which is a spin on the classic “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, only now it’s “Guitar Man”. Jacobsen runs through the lives of the people at the bar, talking about their failures and triumphs and why the only place they feel somewhat happy is at a dinky bar on a Tuesday night. This style of songwriting continues throughout the album as Jacobsen shares his experiences as a performer on college campuses and the students he meets. Every song has a story, and every story develops the various
themes of the album. The tracks vary from chipper, upbeat songs about love to somber morose songs about disappointment and the fear of failure. This album is perfect for anyone struggling with life’s usual curveballs, like loss of love, craving success and a longing to be accepted. Jacobsen does an excellent job of sharing his own experiences while making them relatable to audiences of all ages, while proving his musical talent.
Current exhibit: Just Be Yourself by Elijah Krause (Jan. 30th - Feb. 16th) Canvas Painting and Mocktails Workshop with Leona Retainer from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m (Feb. 23rd) 4th Annual Optimist Trivia night 7 p.m. (Feb. 17th) Embrace -let workshop, Roberta’s Art Gallery, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Feb. 28th.) Wisconsin Pastel Artists Workshop, University Center 275A, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (March 29th) Crafty Glass Wall Décor, University Center 275A, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (April 5th) graphic by Kirsten Tyrrell / Graphics Editor
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New York Knicks circus remains alive
New York Knicks legend Charles Oakley was kicked out of Madison Square Garden Feb. 10 during a Knicks game for talking in the direction of owner James Dolan. Oakley assaulted three
security guards to cheers from the audience on the way out and was arrested. Dolan tried to save face by sitting with another Knick legend Latrell Sprewell the following game. Oakley was released that night.
UW-W takes second at conference Wrestlers WIAC championship title streak broken By Ben Lokken Staff Writer
The 10th ranked UW-Whitewater wrestling team earned a second place finish at the WIAC championships meet Feb. 10 in Platteville. The Warhawks finished with 108 team points behind only fifth-ranked UW-La Crosse’s 160 team points. “It was really disappointing,” head coach Ned Shuck said. “Overall we felt like we underperformed” The runner-up finish snapped the Warhawks five year streak as conference champions, but the team continued its eight year run of finishing in the top two in the WIAC. “We came out slow,” freshman Devin Tortorice said. “We weren’t aggressive enough.”
Seniors Zach Denny, Joseph Brodman and junior Jordan Newman all won individual WIAC titles. Denny (125lbs.) won his first two matches via pin and an 11-4 decision en route to the championship match. In the championship match Denny won a 7-2 decision over Zachary Sirny of UW-Eau Claire to win the WIAC championship at 125 lbs. Brodman (133 lbs.) earned two major decision victories with scores of 12-4 and 10-0 in his first two matches to advance to the championship match. Brodman won the championship match over UW-La Crosse’s Ryan Weinmann with a 10-6 decision to win the WIAC championship at 133 lbs. Newman (184 lbs.) earned two fall victories in his first two matches of the day to advance to the championship match. In the championship match he defeated UW-Platteville’s Grant Wedepohl via
a 10-2 major decision to win the WIAC championship at 184 lbs. “[We’re] a little disappointed,” Tortorice said. “If we stick to what we’re good at we are one of the best teams in the naDevin Tortorice tion no doubt.” Other wrestlers who placed at the meet include junior Austin Quartullo (157 lbs.), sophomore Nickolas Bonomo (174 lbs.) and freshmen Mike Tortorice (125 lbs.), Devin Tortorice (141 lbs.) and Hazen Rice (133 lbs.). Quartullo won three out of his four matches with
beat UW-La Crosse’s Michael Murnane in the third place match to finish third in the 157-pound weight class. Bonomo finished the day with a 3-2 record overall with wins by technical fall, decision and fall. He was defeated in the third place match and finished fourth at 174 pounds. Mike Tortorice went 3-1 on the day with two wins by major decision and one by technical fall. He defeated Anthony Senthavisouk of UW-Oshkosh in the third place match in the 125-pound weight class. Devin Tortorice finished up his day with a 4-1 record overall that included wins by technical fall, de-
“It was really disappointing. Overall we felt like we underperformed.” - Ned Shuck
all results coming via decision or major decision. He
cision and fall as well as an injury default. He won
a 7-1 decision over UW-La Crosse’s Hayden Schlough in the third place match to end up with a third place finish at 141 lbs. Rice finished the day with a 2-2 record with wins coming via decision and major decision. He defeated Michael Bannach of UW-Stevens Point in the fifth place match to finish fifth in the 133-pound division. Freshmen John Broughton (157 lbs.), Mike Kouvelis (165 lbs.), Riley Kauzlaric (197 lbs.), Ryder Sigler (165 lbs.), Austin Parks (197 lbs.) and sophomores Jordan Festge (285 lbs.) and Christian Dischler (174 lbs.) also won matches at the tournament. “We always like our team,” coach Shuck said. “We are expecting to qualify a lot of guys for the national tournament” The wrestling team returns to action at the Midwest Regional Championships in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Feb. 25.
Hoopers in battle for second place in WIAC
Men’s squad will face No. 3, 4 in WIAC By Josh Sinclair Senior Staff Writer
The No. 18 ranked UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team split a pair of conference opponents last week leaving them steady at second in WIAC standings. The Warhawks started the week with a nail biting victory at UW-Stevens Point before dropping a close one at UW-River Falls. “Playing these close games will help us in the future,” head coach Pat Miller said. “With players missing action, or having limited action due to sickness, it’s forced other players to play more significant roles. I also believe this will help us in future games.” On Feb. 8, UW-Whitewater rallied late for a 56-55 victory after trailing the Pointers by seven early in the second half. The ’Hawks chipped away at the lead over the course of eight minutes of gameplay and eventually took a 46-45 advantage after a layup by junior forward Demetrius Woodley. The Pointers retook control,
taking a 52-51 lead with 2:36, at which point senior guard Drew Bryson converted a layup to give the Warhawks a one-point lead with 2:13 on the clock. After forcing a miss on the other end, sophomore guard Andre Brown made a layup with 1:34 remaining to make it 55-52. “We have the ability to switch a lot of screening situations making us better overall defensively,” Miller said. “We have a bunch of physical defenders that can guard multiple positions.” Pat Miller The Pointers came down the court and responded with a 3-pointer on the next possession to tie the contest at the 1:09 mark. The two teams exchanged turnovers in the waning moments, highlighted by junior forward Demetrius Woodley picking up a steal with nine seconds to play and drawing a foul two seconds later. Woodley missed the first before converting the second, and UW-Stevens Point missed the potential go-ahead shot on the other end as
UW-Whitewater improved to 5-1 in true road games for the year. Brown led the Warhawks with 14 points, and Derek Rongstad finished with a double-double with 12 points and a team-best 11 rebounds. Senior forward Cole Van Schyndel tallied 13 points off the bench, and Woodley racked up six points, eight rebounds and four steals. The second contest of the week took place in River Falls, Wisconsin where the Warhawks fell at the talons of the Falcons 68-63. The Warhawks held the lead with 11:21 to play but were unable to hold on to close out the game. A three-point play by Rongstad brought UW-Whitewater within one score with only eight seconds left, but UW-River Falls hit a pair of free throws with six seconds remaining to seal the contest. Junior forward Scotty Tyler collected 16 points and three steals in just 17 minutes of action. Rongstad tallied his second straight double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Brown posted 12 points, seven assists and four rebounds. The Warhawks were out rebounded 43-34 and were outscored 15-6 at
the free-throw line. “River Falls has good balance,” Miller said. “They have experienced physical frontline players, a very good point guard who runs their offense extremely well and enough shooting on the perimeter to make them difficult to defend.” The two teams traded the lead for the opening portion of the first half. The Falcons posted an 11-2 run starting at the 8:52 mark of the period to take a 28-20 advantage, which ended up being the largest of the game. The two teams exchanged buckets before Brown hit a pair of free throws in the final moments of the half to bring UW-Whitewater within 34-28 at the break. The Warhawks opened the second half on a 14-4 run, highlighted by a run of eight straight points by Tyler, to take a 42-38 lead. UW-River Falls tallied 18 points over the final 4:30 of regulation to emerge with the win. The Warhawks return home for two games during the final week of the regular season, beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 against UW-Oshkosh.
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Warhawks snap skid on Senior Day Women’s team faces two more road WIAC games By John Miller Staff Writer
The No. 24 UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team (19-4 overall, 9-3 WIAC) ended its two game losing skid Feb. 11 vs. UW-River Falls with a stymieing defensive effort that lead to a 57-37 victory inside Kachel Gymnasium. On Feb. 8, the Warhawks lost the team’s first home game of the year vs. UW-Stevens Point, which was highlighted by a 25-2 run by the Pointers to end the game. The Warhawks struggled offensively vs. the Pointers, shooting 34.4 percent from the field. The Warhawks jumped to an early 9-4 lead, but had trouble keeping that pace up as they were outscored 49-27 in the second half. Warhawk sophomore forward Becky Deichl registered a double-double, while also setting a career high in points with 17 and a career high in rebounds with 10. The Warhawks turned the tables later in the week. The Warhawk defense held UW-River Falls to 29.2 percent from the field, and 10 percent from beyond the arc.
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Freshman guard Camri Conley drives to the hoop in the Feb. 8 home loss vs. UW-Stevens Point. Conley contributed three points.
Head coach Keri Carollo noticed the difference between the two games. “I thought we did a nice job making sure the tempo of the game was in our favor, making sure it was fast paced,” Carollo said. “I think our press really hurt them quite a bit. We have to continue to work on
our offense, it’s kind of in a struggle state right now, but it will come.” Junior guard Malia Smith spearheaded the defense and ended up with a team high seven steals. The Warhawks’ press led to 27 turnovers for the Falcons. Carollo said that the de-
fense did a good job moving their feet and rotating, and noted the importance of not getting silly fouls that would allow for easy points at the line. Saturday’s game against the Falcons also marked senior day for the Warhawks. The two Warhawk seniors, Reilly Stewart and Andrea Olsen, were honored at halftime for their contributions to the team, which includes helping the Warhawks reach the Final Four in the 2013-2014 season. Stewart, who shared the team high in points with freshman guard Becky Raeder, had 11 points. With the prospect of the Warhawks hosting future tournament games, the fact that Stewart played her last regular season home game didn’t set in, instead she had other feeling heading into the game. “Feelings coming into it, a lot of excitement,” Stewart said. “I didn’t try to put too much pressure on this game. I just thought of it as another game.” While the Falcons were held to 1-10 from downtown, the Warhawks shot a solid 7-18, good for 38.9 percent. Stewart was a big reason for that percentage, as she went 3-4 from three. Stewart talked about the preparation in practice that lead to the Warhawks
big day from behind the arc. “The last two days of practice we’ve been really focusing on offensive breakdown,” Stewart said. “The last couple Reilly Stewart of games we’ve been struggling with our offense and making shots. We just drilled it in practice and executed well.” With just two regular season games left, tournament play is on the horizon for the Warhawks. Coach Carollo, who has lead the team to deep tournament runs before, isn’t too concerned about any game other than next one. “We haven’t really set a sight other than winning our next game,” Carollo said. Still, there is always a lingering expectation for the Warhawks. “Our ultimate goal always in our program is to win a national championship and that’s something we talk about daily,” Carollo said. “It’s something that this group wants to do.” The Warhawks will look to build on the last victory when they take on UW- Oshkosh Feb. 15 on the road.
Gymnasts win four team meet Love and Warhawks take down three D-I opponents By Bailey Johnston Staff Writer
The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team remained undefeated after the Feb. 10 Harley Davidson Meet featuring four teams at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The ’Hawks earned the victory with a score of 188.900 while competing against Division-I, Southeast Missouri State University (187.575), Winona State University (Minnesota)(186.850), and UW- Eau Claire (185.075). After starting the meet with an overall low score on the vault, the Hawks secured the victory with a strong finish in uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise by posting two of the 20 highest scores in program history. Sophomore Lisa O’Donnell stood strong throughout the whole meet, tying for second on vault, third for beam, second on the uneven bars and finished the meet with a win on
her floor routine. She ended with an overall score of 38.550, placing her first place overall and tying her career highest score. “Lisa stood out, she nailed every event and I think that carried,” senior Katie Fiorilli said. While senior Courtney Pickett struggled with an injury, she still tied for sixth place with freshman Lauren Marshall after a score of 9.375 on vault, tied for sixth on beam, and took 12th in her floor routine. The ’Hawks struggled with the vault overall posting the second worst score of the four teams, 46.375, the ’Hawks were able to make up for lost time with the uneven bars. Senior Mackenzie Smith stood strong, taking the top spot with a score of 9.700, tying the No. 21 score in program history. Junior Kate Mierow tied for fifth
Stat of the Week Gymnast Lisa O’Donnell Top Score Floor Exercise 9.800
with a 9.525, while junior Mckenzie Foster tied for tenth. Fiorilli tied for 13th place. Sophomore Franchesca Hutton continued the momentum by finishing second on the balance beam, adding a No. 11 result to the program record book with a score of 9.600. Smith looked great on the balance beam with a score of 9.450 placing her in eighth while junior McKenzie Foster tied for ninth with a score of 9.400. O’Donnell executed her job on the floor, finishing in first with a score of 9.800, tying for the No. 7 score in program history. Mierow and junior Lewa Evans tied for seventh with a score of 9.600, Pickett received 12th and Hutton placed 21st. This concluded an overall score of 47.475 for the Hawks. UW-W will be hosting UW-Oshkosh at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Williams Center. The Warhawks will be raising awareness and funds for breast cancer while they wear pink. They will also be recognizing their fifth anniversary of the 2012 National Championship team on Alumni Day.
Baseball, soccer stars find love at UW-W By John Paul Czerwinski Assistant Sports Editor
Trying to balance a college sport, work and schoolwork can be tough. When you add a boyfriend or girlfriend into the mix it gets even tougher. But not for senior love birds Carina Krausert and Austin Jones. They’ve found more than enough time to keep their lust alive for nearly a year, as well as excel for the ’Hawks on the athletic fields. “It’s all about finding the right balance,” Krausert said. “It took us some time to find that balance. But once there is a rhythm, it’s fun, we can catch up at night and see how one another’s day or practice has gone.” Krausert was a second team
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Love: All-American athletes tripping on love All-American and received first team all-WIAC honors in 2015 for the women’s soccer team. The senior defender also captained the ’Hawks in 2016 for all 24 games during a record-setting season in which UW-W finished with a school-record 22 wins, including another school-record, 21 victories in a row. Krausert received third team All-American honors after her standout season. Jones also has also been successful for UW-W on the baseball diamond. This last season, Jones led UW-W with 11 doubles. Jones also cranked
four home runs and had a 4.47 ERA with with 11 mound appearances. Jones was selected in the 26th round of the 2016 MLB draft, being only the fourteenth player in program history to be selected. “I had an injury two seasons ago and wasn’t able to pitch much last year,” Jones said. “I wanted to come back to show scouts how much more I can do on the diamond, and hopefully raise my draft stock.” These two first met here at UW-W through some mutual friends in the weight room during trainings sessions. Though nothing really came of
it at first, they eventually got in touch. “I always had a little bit of a crush on her through seeing her at different athletic events and in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, but I could never really muster up the confidence to talk to her,” Jones said. “So it was a slow process to start talking to her more and more, but it was fun looking back at it.” When talking about when the first two started talking, Krausert had a very specific, and a bit sour moment. “It’s actually pretty funny, he Facebook messaged me pretending that his friends and him really wanted
to come to my game that weekend,” Krausert said. “Then after all that, they didn’t show up. ‘I was totally broken hearted,’” Krausert said sarcastically. A bold technique from Jones, but it all worked out in the end. The two of them are still going strong today. Jones still has an important season ahead but isn’t the only one excited about it. “Right now I’m excited to watch him and the ’Hawks do their thing this spring.” Krausert said. “I plan on watching Austin perform in the future and chase his dream.”
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