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Soglin polkas his way into mayoral race By Grace Gleason The Daily Cardinal

Paul Soglin’s campaign for Madison mayor got off to a rowdy start at a private fundraiser kickoff that included close to 100 friends and residents showing support for the Democratic candidate at the Essen Haus Thursday. Soglin has held the mayoral position for more total years than anyone in the city’s history. He served as mayor from 1973 to 1979 and again from 1989 to 1997. Many attendees of the kickoff cited his accomplishments during past terms—including the construction of State Street Mall, Monona Terrace and a bike path around Lake Monona—as reasons to support him in the upcoming election. “He’s done a great job in the past and I think we need him to keep moving forward,” Madison resident David Shepard said. Soglin said he plans to use models of his previous projects as mayor to guide new projects, such as using the Monona Terrace Commission as a model for the Overture Center Foundation. A number of long-time Soglin supporters attended the event, hoping to rewrite the results of Soglin’s loss in the 2003 race against incumbent Dave Cieslewicz this time around. Newer supporters also agreed they turned to the candidate after dissatisfaction with the decisions of Cieslewicz. “I think [Cieslewicz] is very repressive and controls people ... specifically the control he exercises over


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Ben Folds performed at the Overture Center Thursday night.

Senate passes job creation tax credit bill The state Senate passed a bill Thursday that will grant tax credits to businesses based on how many jobs they create. This bill marks the latest in a series of “business friendly” legislation created and passed since the new Republican legislature took over Jan. 3. Democrats have criticized this bill and others for wasting state money on initiatives that they say will not actually create jobs. “It’s a sad commentary on the lack of success in the ‘Jobs’ special session that the Republicans’ proposals have done more to increase the budget deficit than create jobs,” Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, D-Madison, said.

However, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau said the criticism is unwarranted. “It seems like every time the Democrats say ‘you’re not doing anything about jobs,’ we pass another jobs bill,” Fitzgerald said in a statement. “They were out of touch in the majority, and now they’re out of touch in the minority.” Gov. Scott Walker praised the bill as an important step in his administration’s effort for job creation. Walker also signed the partypolarizing tort reform bill into law, which will decrease business liability in the state. —Ariel Shapiro

Morgridge Center matches grants to support civic engagement, service

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Journalist denounces link between vaccine, autism The Daily Cardinal

“We’re going to provide the opportunity for all of you to solve the city problems.”

Mayoral candidate Paul Soglin kicked off his campaign with many long-time supporters Thursday at the Essen Haus.


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all the alders,” said Dolores Kester, a Madison resident since the 1960s. “If they don’t agree with him, he won’t appoint them to committees.” The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced their endorsement of Cieslewicz Thursday.

Soglin supporters at the kickoff said they believe his history of listening to citizens about issues facing Madison will garner him votes in the primary election Feb. 15. “He’s proven his ability to work with a lot of different people, which is huge in government,” attendee Terry Bowes said. “Being able to listen to everybody, that’s the biggest thing.” The candidate also emphasized inclusiveness of citizens as a tenet of his approach to being mayor. “We’re going to provide the opportunity for all of you to solve the city problems,” Soglin said. “The role of the mayor is to open the doors, get everyone in the same room, provide them the information ... so that eventually the elected officials can make a wise decision.”


The UW-Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service has given $334,739 to UW-Madison education, environment and health faculty through 11 matching grants. The Morgridge Match Grant Program is an initiative that matches 50 percent of grants awarded to campus individuals or groups for projects that support civic engagement and community-based learning at UW. The fall 2010 grant cycle produced funding for projects including an educational program for Latino immigrant parents of children with Autism and a program for senior

capstone students to promote healthier lifestyles on Wisconsin American Indian reservations, among others. The Morgridge Center for Public Service aims to advance “the Wisconsin Idea by developing and promoting civic engagement, strengthening teaching and learning and facilitating collaborative partnerships through community-based research, academic service-learning, public service and engaged scholarships,” said the website. The application for spring grants is due April 27.

After facing airplane delays and a bout of food poisoning, journalist Seth Mnookin eventually found his way to UW-Madison Thursday to denounce the proposed link between autism and the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. Mnookin’s book, “The Panic Virus,” discredits a 1998 British medical study that claimed a link between the MMR vaccine and the development of autism in children. “The Panic Virus” traces the spread of public skepticism with child vaccinations, questioning the ethics of both the scientific and journalistic communities who he believed perpetuated the concern. Mnookin said he is shocked that young, affluent and wellread parents were debating the merits of child vaccinations. “I was surprised that some people I knew were not making these decisions based on analysis of the evidence.” Mnookin said. “There seemed to be this great disconnect to me.” Mnookin said he had two goals for “The Panic Virus.” One was to explore the reasons behind the debate about the possible danger of vaccines, dangers that he said in some cases, such as autism, were fabricated. “It seems clear to me that this wasn’t a case where there was a legitimate debate about where the eviautism page 3

Man sentenced to 25 years in prison A Dane County Circuit Judge sentenced a 39-year-old Madison man who shot his girlfriend and their two children to 25 years in prison Thursday. In Nov. 2009, Donte Beasley shot his girlfriend Zenolia Rice, 42, and their children, 8-year-old Destiny and 7-year-old Donte Jr., in their home on the 1400 block of Loreen Drive, according to Madison Police. Beasley was intoxicated when he started the confrontation, which led to the shooting, police said. Beasley shot Rice then shot Destiny after she came to her mother’s aid. Beasley then Donte Jr. after he begged Beasley to stop shooting, police said. Rice suffered multiple bullet wounds and Beasley caused self-inflicted wounds to his neck. Rice was able to get to a neighbor’s house to call for help, police said. Beasley was expected to serve no more than 25 years in prison because of a plea bargain.

“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”

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Andrew lahr spare me the lahrcasm

“I don’t use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.” I found this quote by my favorite surrealist sketch artist M.C. Escher while going about my lifelong quest to find the ultimate “quote of the ages” on the Internet. I’ve always been a steadfast proponent of quotes, mainly for their ability to spur a person into deep thought and/or pump someone up for a few brief minutes. I’m hoping that when I come across that one coup de gras of quotes I’ll finally experience that “freshly inspired” feeling permanently. Until then, I’ll just have to keep using them to introduce columns. With regard to that quote by good Ol’ Mr. Escher, I’ve been having some dream issues recently that I would like to share. This

past month I’ve been doing some detective work. You see, my subconscious and I have been at each other’s throats as of late and in order to rectify our plight I’ve been searching through endless “dreaminterpretation” websites. These sites apparently promise to make some sense of the shit that goes on in the cranial regions during slumber hours. However, my issue is not with horrible nightmares or traumatic experiences, but with consistent and vivid dreams that are simply full of fucked-up oddities and make as much sense as Snooki becoming celibate.

In my dream I was forced against my will to be in a traveling slave-circus run by vicious, yet intelligent, baboons.

Every time I put my head down to go to sleep, I wonder what kind of epically deranged

storyline awaits me for the next eight hours. I’ll never know whether I’m going to be chased through some Brazilian Favela by angry, mutant Israelis armed with Tomahawks and sawed-off shotguns, or dressed in a full suit of armor flying through an enormous cave on a giant, winged tigress. Honestly, if Alice thought she had it bad in Wonderland, I would love to invite her and that cracked out jackrabbit companion of hers into my brainstem for some tea one night just to let her know how easy she had it. So as I glanced through the website’s list of the more common dreams and their meanings, I quickly learned how deranged my mind really is. The dreams they have listed are so simplistic that I’d give just about anything to swap one out with the nonsense I have to deal with most every night. Teeth falling out, being naked in public, failing a test, boo fucking hoo. The only dream I found that came close to my own was the “being lost or trapped” dream, which is supposed to

symbolize being unable to make the right decisions in life—fair enough for me, I’d say. But in my dream I was forced against my will to be in a traveling slave-circus run by vicious, yet intelligent, baboons. We were crossing the desert from monkey city to monkey city performing “human tricks” for lesser primates. So, am I to believe that my subconscious created this demented “Planet of the Apes” meets Barnum & Bailey plot scenario just to tell me I’m making the wrong decisions in life? If this is the case, then that’s just plain unfair. I’m not sure what I’m going to do about these sad excuses for movies that I’m creating in my head every night, but maybe, with enough refining, one of these dreams will be Oscar-winning material. At least for now I don’t have to watch quite so much TV at night to get my fill of bad plots. If you have any advice to give Andrew on taming his subconscious e-mail him at You will be rewarded beyond your wildest dreams.

The Dirty Bird sex and the student body Give her what SHE likes, how SHE wants it Erica andrist sex columnist This week’s column marks the third and final installment in our female orgasm series. Today, we’re hearing from a group of people who enjoy helping a female-bodied partner achieve orgasm. If you like giving ladies orgasms and/or you’re a lady who likes having orgasms, take heed.

It’s not you—it’s her. D, age 22: “I remember the first time my girlfriend and I talked about [her] faking orgasms … I felt frustrated and almost insulted. It took me a while, but I got into an ‘It’s not me, it’s you’ kind of mindset. What I mean by that is, it’s not me or my ego or even my sexual ability that is most important … [it’s] making sure that my partner is satisfied … [and the way] to do that is by listening and doing exactly what she wants, even if it wasn’t what you thought would work or what [your partners] have liked in the past.” E, age 22: “You can’t go into it thinking that you’ll know exactly [what to do]. The things that you’ve done with previous sexual partners might work, but they might not. So listen to her and don’t get offended if she tells you that something isn’t working. I try to think of it as a good thing when a girl tells me she doesn’t like it. Why would I want to waste my time (and hers)?” M, age 23: “I try to speak up a lot in bed to see if a girl will follow my lead—‘I like it when you do this,’ etc. Not only does that get her talking, but it helps let her know what I like! [If that doesn’t work], I just ask her. ‘What do you like? Do you prefer this or this?’ etc.”

S, age 26: “The most important rule in pleasing a woman physically is the same one in pleasing her emotionally: Care about it. Don’t pretend to care about it, don’t just want her to THINK you care about it; actually care about it. If you do not care about her pleasure, if her pleasure is not the first thing on your mind, then your odds of reaching that sosought-after peak of excitement are greatly diminished. Please only her and pay attention to only her … and once she’s [also] concentrating on her own excitement and pleasure, LISTEN. Listen to her with your ears and your hands and your mouth. She won’t just prompt you with her words but also with her body.”

Find out how she gives herself orgasms. D, age 24: “I like to have a girl masturbate in front of me. First, it’s like live porn, and you can also see how she pleasures herself. I like to take mental notes on certain things so I can try to do the same thing later.” W, age 25: “I always knew my girlfriend had a vibrator, which was always fine, but I was very reluctant when she suggested bringing it into [partner sex]. I got over it pretty fast though. I think the problem was just that I didn’t really know what to expect from the vibrator, but I eventually picked up on how she used it and how I could help her use it, and in the end I didn’t have to work as hard, so that was nice.”

“For God’s sake, the clitoris!” M, age 20: “Make her show you where her clitoris is. I’m sorry, but I’m still not very good at finding it, and I have found it to be good for everyone in the long run if you’re just up front about it and

say, ‘I want you to show me exactly where I should touch you.’”

Listen to her with your ears and your hands and your mouth. She won’t just prompt you with her words but also with her body.

Z, age 25: “You have to be good with your tongue and your hands. Lots of guys think about fingering or oral as something that leads up to the main event, but this can be the most physically pleasurable part for a lot of women, and you need to respect that. Use your

fingers, use BOTH of your hands, and use your mouth to focus on her clitoris. When you’re that close up, you also have a good sense of how she’s responding, as well. Pay attention to what her muscles are doing, or notice if she isn’t as wet as she used to be [ed. note: this may also have everything to do with how long you’ve been going at it, and not how much she’s enjoying things!]. Adjust appropriately.” S, age 26: “For God’s sake, the clitoris! Don’t forget to love up that man at the top of the canoe.” Thanks to everyone for all your input! Your advice has helped educate readers about the amazing female orgasm. Bets are, there are more sex questions you’d like to ask, so send them to


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SSFC approves own budget without stipend increases By Alison Bauter The Daily Cardinal

In its second meeting of the semester, the Student Services Finance Committee voted Thursday to approve its own budget without increasing stipends. Additionally, the committee reworked its wage policy violation guidelines and discussed student fees for the proposed commencement speaker fund.

“I really believe a commencement speaker is a luxury.” Kathryn Weenig/the daily cardinal

Dane County Board Chairman Scott McDonell and state Rep. Joe Parisi, D-Madison, were among the candidates at the Dane County Executive forum to talk about issues ranging from trains to Walker.

Dane County Exec candidates face off in Madison debate Contenders debate transportation, Gov. Scott Walker By Adam Wollner

ported some sort of regional planning in order to improve public transportation, specifically the bus system. “We can no longer continue to depend on automobiles alone,” Parisi said. “We have to have a balanced approach to transportation.”

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Five candidates for the Dane County Executive race gathered at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison Thursday night for the second forum leading up to the April election. Four Democratic candidates, deputy state Commerce Secretary Zach Brandon, Dane County Board Chairman Scott McDonell, State Rep. Joe Parisi, D-Madison, and former Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke, and one Independent, Dane County Board supervisor Eileen Bruskewitz, spoke about issues dealing with transportation, the economy and the Walker administration. One of the first issues raised was the transportation system in Dane County. McDonell, Parisi, Brandon and Wineke all sup-

“I truly believe that a society that no longer protects a safety net for people in need is a society that has lost its soul.” Joe Wineke candidate Dane County Executive

McDonell and Parisi also criticized Gov. Scott Walker for rejecting high-speed rail and said they hoped that Wisconsin could still obtain it in the near future. “That was one of the worst moments, when Scott Walker killed that plan,” McDonell said. “No one turns down 100 percent match of federal money. That’s crazy.” Bruskewitz was the only one that opposed regional planning,

advocating for transportation that serves the people and is environmentally sound. Each candidate also said Dane County needs to continue supporting the poor and the mentally ill by properly funding the human services section of the budget. “I truly believe that a society that no longer protects a safety net for people in need is a society that has lost its soul,” Wineke said. The debate then shifted to how each candidate would deal with the newly elected governor. All five candidates promised to work with Walker but said they would not back down on important issues. “I’ll be willing to work with the governor if he’s willing to work with us,” McDonell said. He admitted though, that many of the governor’s ideas worry him. “He kind of reminds me a little too much of George Bush, Jr.” Parisi said that he will take a “realistic and balanced approach” when dealing with Walker and promised to be “a passionate advocate for Dane County.”

Cale Plamann representative SSFC

The SSFC approved its own budget at $177, 247. Approval was delayed last semester over the possibility of increasing individual stipends, a move that was dismissed Thursday. Currently, SSFC members receive a stipend of $20 per meeting. An increase was proposed to compensate members for latenight and extra meetings, but was subsequently dismissed due to a lack of such circumstances. “I don’t foresee us going back to the … days of meeting until one in the morning,” Manes said. “And so I don’t feel that raising is warranted.” The SSFC also changed its

guidelines for wage policy violations because some student groups accidentally clocked too many hours several times and accrued multiple violations. Under the current system, even an accidental violation merits an “apology” and deliberation by the SSFC. The new rules require groups in violation to receive a warning for their first infringement, create a written plan of action for their second and receive a fee for their third. The committee also debated the level of segregated fees to be paid by students for the proposed commencement speaker fund. Currently pitched at $1 to $2 per student per semester, the fund is half of a two-part project to bring in a high-profile commencement speaker while also condensing graduation down to one ceremony to be held at Camp Randall. While some members advocated for higher student fees, others like Representative Cale Plamann disliked the idea altogether. “I really believe a commencement speaker is a luxury,” Plamann said. Overall, however, the committee was in agreement that student segregated fees should fund the speaker, and plan to vote to set the dollar amount at their next meeting. The SSFC will address the commencement speaker fee, as well as the committee’s contract status suspension Monday.

Residents’ association debates proposed Catholic center Residents of the StateLangdon Neighborhood Association debated the potential height of the proposed remodeling of the St. Paul Catholic Student Center and Residential College Thursday. Representing the project, attorney Ron Trachtenberg said the proposed height of the center would be fourteen stories and roughly 163 feet tall. In com-

parison, the Memorial Library across the street is about 145 feet tall. Father Eric Nielsen, St. Paul’s director, said the height is necessary in order for the center to function the way the center intends it to and would keep costs down for the residents living in the halls. Ald. Bryon Eagon, District 8, whose district includes the

Catholic Center, said the developers need to find a balance between the developer’s interests and the potential view of the building. The $45 million project would be a redevelopment of the current center at 723 State St. The proposed 10,000 squarefoot space would serve as a spot for social gatherings and would include a residence hall for up to 200 people and a chapel.

Madison teenagers arrested on suspicion of break-ins Madison Police arrested four Madison teenagers on suspicion of conducting a series of smashand-grab style business burglaries over the past few months. The suspects Bennie Fleming, 19, and Jonathan Crafton, 17, and two 16-year-old boys were tentatively charged in connection with two cases and remain suspects in other cases, according to Madison Police Department

spokesperson Joel DeSpain. The group may be responsible for 25 burglaries since October, police said. Most of the crimes follow a similar pattern in which glass doors were smashed and the thieves targeted cash registers and cigarettes, DeSpain said. Crime analysts assisted in solving the case. The analysts were able to pro-

vide a major break in the crime spree after connecting Fleming to the crime, police said. “The analysts were able to make the connection because one witness provided a partial license plate number for the getaway car,” DeSpain said in a statement. Analysts were able to come up with a police report with the completed plate and then connected it to Fleming, police said.

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Journalist Seth Mnookin denounced the proposed link between the MMR vaccine and autism at a lecture yesterday on campus.

autism from page 1 dence actually lay,” Mnookin said. His other goal concerned a broader societal question. “Why is it that we as individuals create narratives that we use to convince ourselves that things that appear not true, actually are?” Mnookin said. Mnookin said he blames the

media for the spread of “injecting fear into the population.” He said parents’ refusal to immunize their children has lead to multiple outbreaks such as a serious measles outbreak in a Los Angeles neighborhood. Parents who choose not to immunize their children put countless others at risk, Mnookin said.

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College Fashionista: Accesorize to cure the winter blues By Sammy Luterbach COllege Fashionista

If it was up to me, winter would only last two months, December and January. In December, winter is fun and new; the snow is beautiful and charming, and the cold allows for good things like layering, new winter accessories, cuddling, and hot chocolate. The beauty of winter is only magnified by the holiday season and it’s illuminated and sparkling decorations. In January, it’s fun to be a little outdoorsy and go skiing, ice skating, or snowshoeing. But by the time February rolls around, I’m over it. I don’t want to wear any more bulky sweaters or my winter coat, or wreck any more of my shoes by walking on the slush and salt covered sidewalks. I’m sick of my snow boots. I do not want to work to be warm, and if I drink one more hot chocolate, I will explode. If I were to guess, you Fashionistas/ os feel similarly. Since it is not up to me, winter will run its normal course this year and will last well into March, when we’ll be craving sandals, lightweight fabrics, and bright colors more than food and water. photo courtesy sammy luterbach I think this Fashionista is on to something, though, to help diminish the fashion pangs we’ll A UW student gets ready for Spring by soon be experiencing. Her super skinny jeans, adding colorful accessories to her wardrobe. hip boots and awesome asymmetric coat are enough to put her in the Fashionista category, gloves like this Fashionista did. Fun scarves but her bright orange gloves really give her that are an easy way to spice up your look, and in kick up to the next notch, and they are the key my book, you can never go wrong with leopard to keeping us sane in the long weeks ahead. They print. By creating a mini-wardrobe of winter are an interesting and fun pop compared to the accessories, you’re bound to remain fashionoverused look of boots and winter coats we are ably stimulated by your look and the many used to. options you’ll have even when winter starts to Instead of buying another sweater or pair of drag on. tights with your leftover holiday gift cards, stock For more, check out University of Wisconsinup on bold winter accessories that will mix up Madison’s CollegeFashionsta page at: collegyour outwear wardrobe. Try some bright orange

What’s in the Fridge? Spicy Vegetarian Coconut Curry

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Keep it light with our spicy vegetarian coconut curry. A great way to add something new to your daily routine. By Alec Walker the daily cardinal

Vegetarian you say? But... I mean... how can...? Fine, you can add meat if you want. Maybe a moist piece of pan-seared chicken, a perfectly grilled fillet of Sockeye salmon, or a tender slice of chili-marinated beef? I’ve tried all three, exploring with each a novel nuance of textures and flavors. But honestly, this curry doesn’t need meat. It stands proudly on its own two, well, stems. A tribute to all that is delectable in the plant world, this mélange of fruits and vegetables, herbs, legumes and spices, unearths a complexity of flavors unmatched by even the tastiest morsel of au jus-steeped prime rib. And yet it’s so unassuming, so surprisingly simple to prepare. You won’t find any fancy French phrases in this recipe—no fricassees, no flambés, no brulées. Just add the ingredients, stir, and serve. Accompanied by a steaming bed of rice, and maybe a quick salad of mixed greens, this dish promises to lead you on a gustatory voyage across the globe - with stops in Tunisia, India and Thailand to name a few. And who knows, maybe upon return you will even consider forgoing meat once in a while. Not convinced? Give this curry a try!

1/2 red onion, minced 8 cloves garlic, minced 1 Serrano pepper, finely chopped 2 tbsp ginger paste 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp coriander 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp tumeric 2 tsp yellow curry 2 tsp Harissa (Tunisian chili paste) 2 tsp sugar 2 cans coconut milk Juice of 2 limes 2 tbsp tomato sauce 1 16 ounce can chick peas In a pan over medium heat, sauté (oops, French term) the onions, garlic, peppers and ginger paste in olive oil for one minute. Then, add the cilantro, Harissa, and the remainder of dry spices, and cook until the onions are tender. Gently stir in the coconut milk, being sure to scrape all of the spices off of the bottom of the pan. Bring the curry to a boil and then add the lime juice, tomato sauce and chick peas. Since spices—especially curries, Harissa, and ginger paste—vary significantly in flavor from one brand to another, take the time to taste your concoction and adjust to your liking. Simmer for 10 minutes before serving. Plate the curry over a heap of white rice, garnish with a sprig of cilantro and a lime wedge, and you’re ready to set sail on your culinary adventure. See, I told you it’d be easy.

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HerCampus: Hit or Miss? By Stephanie Rywak the daily cardinal

Growing from what founder Windsor Hanger acknowledges as a void in publications for college age women—deemed collegiettes— is one of the newest additions to the social media craze that includes countless numbers of blogs and social networks. The brainchild of three Harvard graduates, the site is a hybrid mix of magazine and blog, catering to college campuses around America with articles, quizzes, pointers, photographs and streaming videos. One of their newest campus editions: UW-Madison, which will go live on February 8th. But will it catch? I decided to check it out. Since my area of expertise lies in my hometown, Chicago, I browsed the campus pages for University of Chicago and UIC to see if the site had any valuable insider info. First thing you’ll notice is that Her -Campus has massive potential. The site showcases witty and knowledgeable writers on a variety of topics, contains relatively interesting and popular content, while still maintaining a fun and relatable air to it. The founders have certainly tapped into a burgeoning market, identifying college -age women as an underserved consumer group in publication. In addition, the site has its head in the right place, mixing career and internship information with life, style and health queries. As recent college graduates, they understand the questions we have and possess the all-important power of hindsight. It is an advantageous resource to have at one’s disposal in the earlier years of college while navigating the social scene and

a new city. Coligiettes seem to be biting; according to the number of comments and user interaction the site has been steadily growing. Yet, there needs to be advancement in certain key areas in order for Her Campus to stick. When you first log on you will notice that the site isn’t very aesthetically pleasing. The graphics are mediocre at best and the site seems chaotic and unorganized. Although it was relatively easy to navigate, the lack of style and format detracted from the overall product. The site president vocalized, in her interview with Sam Sawyer, that the website was a platform for serious women journalists who have the ability to provide school and career help. Unfortunately, it’s a bit cutesy to give off a hard journalism feel. It seems that many of their problems stem from the fact that HerCampus is trying too hard to do too much. This hybrid leaves the reader in confusion of what to get out of this site; between news, campus celebrities, campus cuties, numerous blogs, and videos, the reader is harangued by content. Overall, we’ll just have to wait and see. It’s now in the hands of the public. Will it become the newest fad? I think not. It may be relegated to the shadows with sites such as JuicyCampus. On the flip side, it has the ability to garner a decent number of followers. Changes in the overall look of the site and its organization, which will undoubtedly begin to occur as it increases in popularity, will have a huge effect on its success or failure. Check it out for yourself!

Dress Cool, Stay Warm By Margaret Schafer THE DAILY CARDINAL

As UW-Madison students, we all understand the dilemma that the winter season poses for dressing fashionably. No matter what we are wearing to combat the cold, we feel oversized and over bundled. While thick, puffy jackets are useful in keeping us Wisconsinites warm, they also have a tendency to hide the fact that there is actually a human under all of those layers. Unfortunately, this fashion choice is often unavoidable. This is one of my major issues with the treacherous Madison winters: how to dress well without getting frostbite. For those of you who don’t want to resort to snow pants, down jackets, snow boots and ski masks, there is hope yet. Here are some tips to stay toasty while looking trendy. First—and most obviously—find the perfect coat. Whether you are looking for new or getting tired of the old, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Remember: a really great coat does not cover up an outfit; it transforms an outfit. If you want to keep it simple and classic there are a lot of great fitted wool pea coats on the market now. To add your own unique touch, switch up the color; think bright red, emerald green, or jewel tone blue. Another option is the camel fur coat with a slightly more classy and upscale feel, for those of you who don’t mind the extra bulk. Whatever you do, keep two things in mind. First, make sure the coat fits well. There’s already too many people wandering around campus in shapeless coats that resemble sleeping bags. Second, make sure your coat doesn’t look cheap—even if it is. I’m not in any way suggesting you splurge on a Burberry coat this late in the season, but there are simple tricks to making a cheap coat look new. First, change the buttons. You can go to any Hobby Lobby or jewelry store and purchase a new set, replacing the old plastic and metal ones. Second, get it

cleaned—especially if it’s black. If you aren’t into upkeep, vintage or used coats are also a great option, and scrounging around for sales is always a good way to save too. Stores like Gap and Urban Outfitters are having amazing winter sales on all of their winter wear. Next, the boot. All of us know how downright awful soaking and freezing feet feel. No matter how much we try to avoid it, UW-Madison students absolutely need a good pair of boots. Skip the giant Eskimo boots and go for something that combines aesthetics and functionality, such as a sturdy high-knee or combat boot. If you are looking into canvas, leather, or suede, spray your boots with water repellant spray so that you can walk through the slush without a problem. Fabric and leather sprays are cheap, easy to use and they keep your boots looking new for a long time. Also, don’t forget socks. Possibly more than one pair, and unless you have a death wish for your toes, skip the thin cotton athletic socks for a nice wool pair. Think Smartwool. Layer these over silk socks and your feet will be warm beyond belief. For those really slushy days, Hunter rain boots and leg warmers are also a great option. One thing that never ceases to surprise me is how many people neglect their winter accessories. What ever happened to hats and scarves? These accessories can amp up both the warmth and look of an outfit. A nice beret or messenger style hat and a cozy circle or knit scarf will have you looking très chic. Lastly, for those of you who are daring enough to wear dresses, do it intelligently. Wear multiple pairs of tights or sweater tights. And what I was saying earlier about leg warmers, that still holds true even when tights are involved. Having your leg warmers peak out over your boots provides a great cozy, yet fashionable look. A big, wintery cardigan layered over your dress adds even more flash to this look. Throw on a warm scarf, hat, your killer coat and you’re good to go!


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Kansas City’s The Get Up Kids are back with something new.

Get Up Kids can’t get it up on comeback album By Jeremy Gartzke

songs that are different are no good, far from it actually. The The Get Up Kids have been problem I have with this is that noticeably absent from the music the sound is so different that scene for the last six years. After they should have reformed with four studio albums, a live album a different name, so as not to and numerous EPs and seven- disappoint fans with this radically inch records, the band called it different sound. That admitted, I really like the quits in 2005 when mounting tensions made it nearly impossible for song “Rally ’Round the Fool,” them to play together. After a six- with its slow, driving bass line year hiatus, they put out an album and muted guitars. The introducthat is completely different from tion to the song is eerie, but its the rest of their catalog, blending straightforward nature makes it their emo style with a lot of ’80s a smooth listen. Ambient keystyle synth and the dissonance of boards and sparse drums make the rhythms sound much more modern indie rock. That dissonance is immediately complex than common time, and noticeable on the opening track the heavily distorted guitars in of There Are Rules, “Tithe.” An the background add yet another echoing woman speaking German layer of complexity to this fanwith a heavily distorted, reverber- tastic song. The vocals are sparse ating pulse underneath, lumbering as well, but when they are there along, her staccato voice floating you can hear a soulfulness in the over the deep keyboards, the song whining voice that isn’t present picks up quickly into a noisy, in the other songs on the album. The presence of the keyboard four-on-the-floor punk-style romp lends itself nicely before falling into CD REVIEW to most of the first back to a pulse for half of the album, the verse. but “Better Lie” This is a far cry and “Kieth Case” from the band's have a ridicu1997 debut, lous amount of which sounds like keyboard, which a much sloppier detracts from but decades more There Are Rules the song, and a mature Taking The Get Up weird style which Back Sunday. The Kids sounds like a new record sounds much tighter, as evidenced on the poppy death march. “Kieth Case” second cut, “Regent's Court.” The has a great bass line that sounds song features guitars trading licks a lot like the Japanese rock band and vocals trading back and forth the pillows, specifically the track between the chorus and verse. “Purple Apple,” the bass lines are The chorus is probably the most eerily similar. The final song on the album interesting part of this song, as it is sung in three parts. The first is “Rememorable,” which I think three lines are belted out after two should mean memorable. The verses, followed by another verse song is probably the most remiand the next three lines of the niscent of their old style, though chorus, the final verse, and finally updated for a new decade. The three part punk vocals are a nice the entire chorus. For all the energy the second addition to the song, giving it a track injects into the record, the huge injection of energy, and the third cut, “Shatter Your Lungs,” bridge is pretty sparse, though slams it to a crashing halt. We're in a good way. Without the keytalking Porsche-into-a-brick-wall- boards, bass or guitars, just drums style crashing halt. It's not a pretty and vocals, the bridge sticks in transition, and the song is a verita- your head. This is probably the ble snooze. Listening to this song strongest song on the record that makes me feel terrible that I wait- fits with the band’s past. ed this long for a new full-length. When I saw this album was With repetitive lyrics and a very coming out I was ridiculously cheesy ’80s sound, this is probably excited, but when I finally got my hands on it I was pretty disapthe worst song on the album. “Automatic” is a positive trip back pointed. After giving it a few listo the decade of New Wave and Hair tens, some of the songs are growing Metal, picking up speed throughout on me, but this is no Four Minute with an interesting vocal line. Mile. It’s rather unfortunate that Note that these are the first we waited this long for an album four tracks, and only one sounds that just doesn't live up to expectaremotely like the band I remem- tions. It’s a good effort boys, but ber. Not to say that none of these let's hear another “Shorty.”

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Milwaukee’s Kings Go Forth will be gracing the stage at the Majestic this Saturday night.

Funk goes forth to the Majestic Saturday night

By Todd Stevens the daily Cardinal

Whenever a new wave of music takes over the Internet and starts invading the iPods of hipsters, a lot of bands are bound to get swept up in that wave whether they like it or not. One band to both benefit and suffer from this phenomenon recently has been Milwaukee outfit Kings Go Forth, who have seen their profile rise considerably in the wake of the 70’s soul and funk revival. Kings Go Forth will bring their sound to the Majestic this Saturday, but as the band is quick to point out, they won’t be bringing the supposed revivalist sound many people expect. According to Kings Go Forth singer-songwriter Andy Noble the band has definitely seen some heightened media attention, but he doesn’t really feel like a part of the revival. In fact, he disputes whether one even exists. “I don’t really see this as a revival,” Noble said. “You have to really view soul and funk music as a living art, the same way people view jazz or classical music or anything else.” Noble’s work with soul and funk goes back much further than the current soul and funk trend, dating back to his work as a disc jockey, record collector and owner of the since-closed Milwaukee record store Lotus Land Records—an experience that led Noble to declare the movie “High Fidelity” a “pile

of crap” that is “not even cliffs notes” for running a record store. Kings Go Forth was born out of Noble’s collaboration with vocalist Black Wolf and found new success with the release of their 2010 album The Outsiders Are Back. However, Noble is quick to point out that Kings Go Forth’s work doesn’t fit into the narrow trend many people claim it belongs to. “It’s not really based off of James Brown and Curtis Mayfield like everybody says it is, it’s not really the sound of the superstars of soul music in the 70s and the 80s,” Noble said. “It’s much more inspired by the little groups that never made it, and the sound of those groups is a lot different from those who made gold and platinum records.” It may sound like indie-snobbery, but Noble insists it’s more about his love of small-time music production. In fact, Noble credits the band’s success to that very dichotomy between big studio sound and the more homemade sound displayed by groups like Kings Go Forth. He describes the band’s main goal as to craft an authentic funk sound while still maintaining a connection with their audience, something Noble says they achieve through their personal approach to crafting music and an emphasis on live performances. “To me, the essence of soul and funk music scene is more of a DJ-based event, more based on

Check out our blog, Birdwatching, for more music coverage. This week: Recaps of Ben Folds’ and Kings Go Forth’s weekend shows and a preview of Lords of Trident’s upcoming show. Also look for photo albums from this weekend’s shows courtesy of our photo team and multimedia group.

live groups,” Noble said, adding that a lot of popular acts don’t craft the same feel. “People can make a really great technical album,” he said, “[a person] like Kanye West can really know how to use their computer editing programs, but anybody who’s ever seen someone like him live knows that it’s not really that mindblowing. It’s usually pretty disappointing.” In addition, Kings Go Forth puts a considerable amount of effort into their composition and arrangement, with Noble highlighting their arduous songwriting process, which starts with Noble and Black Wolf bouncing ideas off each other and continues with the band sometimes arranging songs for months at a time. Creating The Outsiders Are Back took over two years. But the real passion for Kings Go Forth seems to be in their live shows. Despite the complicated logistics of shuffling 10 members all over the world, Noble says he loves venturing from city to city, seeing new places and meeting new people. He has a particular affinity for less metropolitan Midwestern cities like Madison, which he describes as having a “beauty and mystique” that can’t be found anywhere else. Kings Go Forth hopes to make sure Madison is just as enamored with them at this weekend, bringing their (non-revival) funk to the isthmus.

opinion No point to voter ID bill Weekend, January 28-30, 2011 7

melissa grau opinion columnist


ne of President Barack Obama’s messages in his State of the Union address was encouraging bipartisan cooperation and unity. “We will move forward together, or not at all,” he said. And although Obama visited Wisconsin the next day to emphasize his message in our purple state, Gov. Scott Walker’s recent plans for election reform seek only to separate parties and set our voting system back. According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley, Republicans’ proposal includes two major changes to Wisconsin’s election process: Requiring photo ID at the polls and eliminating same-day registration. Immediately after passing this bill, Republicans plan to take advantage of their majority to amend the Wisconsin constitution to reflect these changes. Permanently rewriting the constitution is the equivalent of giving the finger to Democrats, who are justifiably concerned by the bill. Republican leaders claim this election reform will decrease voter fraud and provide order at poll places on election day, but these seemingly positive effects are only party propaganda. Of course, voter fraud is a historically touchy subject for Republicans, as many claim they have lost close elections because of voter fraud cases. However Kevin Kennedy, director of the state Government Accountability Board, told the Journal Sentinel, “Fraud can sway elections only in cases where it is done by a group in a concerted way to affect numerous votes,

and prosecutors have never found any evidence of that.” So, just to be clear, there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud. The part of the bill that would fix this non-issue will instead have disastrous effects on people’s ability to vote. Requiring photo ID is an unnecessary obstacle that will most likely discourage legitimate voters. For example, the Journal Sentinel reported that large numbers of African-Americans in Milwaukee, not-so-coincidentally a strong Democratic voting demographic, do not have driver’s licenses and would therefore be unable to vote.

Permanently rewriting the constitution is the equivalent of giving the finger to Democrats, who are justifiably concerned by the bill.

Eliminating same-day registration is not a concrete part of the bill yet, but according to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, Republicans are seriously discussing including this aspect to the current bill. Similar to demanding photo ID on election day, eliminating election-day registration would choke the liberal vote, as well as decrease overall voter turnout. Wisconsin, along with Minnesota, was the leader in adopting electionday registration more than 30 years ago, and since then, anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of Wisconsin voters utilizes election-day registration. Craig Gilbert, a Journal Sentinel columnist, articulated our state’s rich voting history, also citing research from UW-Madison that shows “EDR boosts turnout” con-

stantly. Gilbert cited George Mason University turnout expert Michael McDonald, to illustrate this research clearly: Five of the top six voter turnout states in the 2008 election, including Wisconsin, had electionday registration. To upend Wisconsin’s proud, decades-long tradition of civic engagement is not only a “disservice” to all voters, as Kennedy said, but a roadblock for Democrat-leaning groups that are most likely to take advantage of election-day registration. The majority of Wisconsin students have consistently voted Democrat in recent elections. As many students on campus can testify, we benefit from election-day registration because many of us are from out of state, are new voters or change addresses frequently. Eliminating same-day registration silences the student voice and ignores issues important to us. Earlier this week, The Daily Cardinal’s opinion columnist Miles Kellerman wrote that Walker’s perception is strictly limited to the present, resulting in illogical and harmful decisions related to high-speed rail, clean energy and job creation. Generally, I agree that Walker is shortsighted. Yet his two-fold election reform bill is motivated by wily long-term motivations to stifle the Democratic vote in future elections, proving that Walker does have a brain that can envision a future. Walker’s mind concentrated on dividing Wisconsin, with Republicans solidly in control and Democrats influence permanently stagnant. When Walker gives his State of the State address Feb. 1, I think his tagline should be, “Republicans will win the future.” Melissa Grau is a sophomore majoring in journalism. We welcome all feedback. Please send responses to

Only a new leader can change China soren nieminen opinion columnist


hinese President Hu Jintao is among the two most powerful men in the world, so his recent visit to the United States should come as no surprise since we are among the biggest consumers of the products his country’s exports. The secret has been out for a while: China is on track to rule the world. But is Jintao the man to lead them in to this new globalized society? China has been investing in the future, no doubt, putting money into oil and mining. In fact, PetroChina is competing with Exxon Mobil as the world’s most valuable company. China just announced that it would limit its export of rare earth minerals used in computers, cell phones and televisions. You know why they are doing that? Because they already control about 95 percent of the entire supply of those metals. The recession in Europe and America has had its effect, though, as China’s exports have been slightly weakened. Human capital is being globalized, though, and China will still grow along with other countries. India may be the fastest-growing

democracy and is grabbing its fair share of the service market, but lacks infrastructure. You want a candidate for worst job in the world? Clean the sewer system in New Delhi.

China needs new leadership to commit to change, given its long and hard history of detaining dissidents.

So with China’s GDP growing at a rate of more than 9 percent per year over the past 30 years, it is troubling to think of the number of human rights violations the country has been committing over the years. Many people from around the Midwest came to see Hu in Chicago last week, some in support and others in condemnation of many of the human rights abuses China has committed. There were reports that some students were compensated to come to Chicago to support Hu. From the occupation of Tibet to the working conditions in China’s factories, there are a lot of reasons to be worried about this country. According to Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, many journalists in China are challenging the web of censorship the government is enforcing. As China is growing, there is considerable pressure for a democratic

shift. So, the question is, how long will Hu be in power? He conceded last week, “a lot still needs to be done” for human rights, but is that statement alone really enough? China needs new leadership to commit to change, given its long and hard history of detaining dissidents, executions and extreme levels of censorship. Do you use Facebook? Well, if you go to Beijing, you will have about as much luck logging onto Facebook as out-eating B.J. Raji at a buffet. As of now, YouTube, Flickr, Blogspot, Twitter and many other social media websites are also banned in China. So, is Hu really a face for change? Hu is reported to be leaving the presidency next year, and his successor is presumably vice-president Xi Jingping. Xi is definitely not known for his love of the West, but he has enrolled his daughter at Harvard (albeit under a pseudonym). I don’t believe a global leader has to love the West, but they do have to respect it. Hu has not had a good history of improving human rights, but has a incentive to change. The incentive must be given by other countries to pressure China for a more transparent government to improve human rights. All cynicism aside, a change in leadership couldn’t hurt. Soren Nieminen is a senior majoring in communication arts. We welcome all feedback. Please send responses to


Blocking biomass a bad move in long run NICK FRITZ opinion columnist


ov. Scott Walker has recently shut down yet another project undertaken by the city of Madison. The new biomass boiler that would go in the Charter Street Heating Plant has been put on shelves. This boiler would burn plant-based fuels instead of the traditional natural gases, so, what’s the point of stopping the installation of this boiler? I am not an environmentalist in any sense of the word. I will not argue that the new boiler is better for the environment and we have a duty to our kids to keep our planet healthy. However, I will take a fiscal standpoint and point out the flaws in Walker’s views. Yes, the new boiler will be better for the environment, but to be honest I don’t care. It comes down to the dollars and cents. According to Walker’s logic, since the new boiler cost about $100 million and the project as a whole would have cost $250 million, it’s just not worth it. The project would have been the most expensive in the university’s history. With a budget as tight as the one we are working with, I can see how Walker might believe that expensive projects like these must be suspended. But I completely disagree with this line of reasoning. The biomass boiler may be more expensive now, but if you look at the long-term implications, it is the best choice. This kind of technology will reduce our need for natural gases. Yes,

those options may be cheaper, but they also have to be piped in from out of the state. The materials used in this new boiler can be grown right here in Wisconsin, creating new jobs, be less expensive, and keeping our money here in state where it belongs. I don’t understand how someone can’t think about the future implications of a purchase and just make impulsive decisions such as this one. It’s as if Walker walked into a car dealership and had to decide between a Ford Pinto, known as the fiery death trap, or a Honda Accord, one of the most reliable cars. Yeah, the Pinto costs about $15, but it’s going to breakdown and be more expensive to fix later on while the Honda be the better investment in the long run.

The biomass boiler may be more expensive now, but if you look at the long-term implications, it is really the best choice.

The new biofuel-powered boiler is the more reliable machine that will eventually pay for itself and save this city money. Walker needs to learn that sometimes it’s necessary to spend a little extra to save money down the road. Making these impulsive, one-sided decisions won’t fix our budgetary problems, but only further exacerbate them. Nick Fritz is a sophomore majoring in Marketing. We welcome all feedback. Please send all ressponses to


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Men’s Basketball

Men’s Hockey

Despite record, Badgers can’t look past Michigan Tech By Ryan Evans the daily Cardinal

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Senior forward Keaton Nankivil is averaging 9.2 points per game for the Badgers this year while shooting an impressive .527 from the field in 18 games.

UW looks to dash ’Lions’ pride in Big Ten matchup By Sam Sussman the daily cardinal

The Wisconsin men’s basketball team will put its three-game winning streak to the test Saturday as the squad travels east to face the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Penn. Penn State began the year with a shaky streak. After a handful of devastating home losses, including a 23-point embarrassment to Maryland and a disappointing 10-point loss at the hands of mid-major, Maine, Penn State has resurrected their hopes for the NCAA tournament. Penn State (4-4 Big Ten, 11-8 overall) currently sits at seventh place in the Big Ten. Since Jan. 8, the Nittany Lions have gone 3-2, topping Iowa, preseason Big Ten favorite Michigan State and No. 16 Illinois. During that stretch, their losses have been more impressive showings than their victories, dropping games at No. 12 Purdue and No. 1 Ohio State by a combined four points. “Earlier in the year, people weren’t as excited, but [Penn State head coach] Ed [DeChellis] is a good coach, and he’s got the guys believing now because they’ve done things to give them a reason to believe,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “And if you start believing, as a group, then there really isn’t any obstacle or any team that you don’t feel you can go out there and compete with.” Big Ten Player of the Year candidate and senior guard Talor Battle can take much of the credit for Penn State’s remarkable mid-season turnaround. No stat is more telling of Battle’s importance to his squad than his team-leading 37.3 minutes per game. He also leads the Nittany Lions with over 20 points per game. “With Penn State, it’s pick your poison,”

senior guard Keaton Nankivil said. “They have guards like Battle, but when they are on and getting to the basket, they can open up shots for their forwards too.” One of Penn State’s three other starting seniors, forward Jeff Brooks, is exactly the type of poison Nankivil was referring to. In last week’s games against Purdue and Iowa, Brooks went off for a combined 41 points and 11 rebounds. Penn State isn’t the only team coming into Saturday’s game ride a hot streak, however. After crushing Northwestern last Sunday in Evanston by 32 points, the No. 15 Badgers are full of confidence. Over the past five games, only one overtime game at Michigan State stands between Wisconsin and perfection. More impressive than the Badgers’ recent surge, however, has been the selfless manner in which they’ve accomplished their goals. No single game in Ryan’s tenure better epitomized his team approach than the win at Northwestern. “How I think success should be gauged is by how well the group does, not by individual accolades or performances,” Ryan said. “People play to play well, but people in a team sport play to play well so that the team does well.” Five Badgers finished in double figure scoring, including freshman guard Josh Gasser, who recorded Wisconsin’s first triple-double in school history with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. “He’s a hard worker, a determined person,” Nankivil said. “He does a ton for this team that people don’t even recognize.” The Badgers will need more of that community effort to halt Penn State’s spirited midseason run Saturday.

Beware the man who has nothing to lose. That is certainly the case for the No. 8 Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-7-2 WCHA, 17-8-3 overall) as they travel to Houghton, Mich., for a date with WCHA rival Michigan Tech (1-14-3, 3-18-3). The Badgers are riding high right now and playing their best hockey of the season, but they can’t make the mistake of falling into the trap of overlooking a struggling Huskies team, especially on the road. This series is a tale of two teams heading in opposite directions. Wisconsin has won ten of its last 11 games, while Tech is mired in last place and haven’t won a game in their past 20 contests, a stretch that has seen them go 0-18-2. Despite Tech’s struggles, however, the Badgers’ players say they know better than to look past a conference foe. “I don’t think we can ever afford to look past a WCHA team,” sophomore forward Craig Smith said. “We have to come ready to play both nights, because we can’t afford to lose. This is a business trip to go up there and take four points.” “When you play a team that’s struggling, they have nothing to lose, and that’s a dangerous team to play,” freshman forward Tyler Barnes added. The Huskies have not won a game since before their series in Madison in late October. When Michigan Tech came to the Kohl Center they did so as one of the nation’s early-season surprises, with a 3-0-2 record and an offensive attack that had put up 24 goals in its first five games. It was the Badgers that would cool the Huskies off, sweeping the series with wins of 5-2 and 4-1 and sending Michigan Tech into its current miserable spiral. Wisconsin, on the other hand, is one of the country’s hottest teams and has answered many

of the questions that plagued it at the start of the season. UW comes into this weekend with a 17-8-3 record, pretty impressive considering that at this same time last season, the Badgers’ record was 16-8-4, and that team went on to appear in the national title game. One would think that the players would be tempted to step back and admire their success, but that is a mindset that they refuse to let themselves fall into, opting instead to focus on further improving their game. “When you play a team that’s struggling, they have nothing to lose, and that’s a dangerous team to play.” Tyler Barnes freshman forward UW Men’s Hockey

“When you’re playing in a streak like this you are playing on a high and you have to be able to control that,” Barnes said. “You have to be coming back with the same intensity every game, you have to play hard to keep that feeling going.” “Its not like after a series we’re like ‘rah rah’ we won and then we sit on that all week,” Smith said. “We’re taking it one weekend at a time and are constantly looking for ways to get better.” According to Smith, based on their series with Michigan Tech in October, the Badgers should be expecting their series in Houghton to be a physical one. “Any chance they have to take the body, they take it,” he said. “They have a couple of guys who can skate pretty well to go along with a group of big defenseman and big forwards.” “We just need to take care of business and we’ll be fine.”

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As one of the Badgers’ leading goal-scorers, Craig Smith will try to keep rolling against perennial WCHA cellar-dwellers Michigan Tech on the road.

Women’s Hockey

Badgers hope for success, fans against Minnesota in weekend rivalry set By Nico Savidge the daily cardinal

Just shy of three months ago, an undefeated Wisconsin women’s hockey team went on the road for the first time, heading to Minnesota to take on the Badgers’ Border Battle rival. By the time the game ended the Gophers had scored seven times, and after starting 8-0 Wisconsin left Ridder Arena having suffered their first defeat. For a team that has just two losses on the record, that Nov. 5 game stands out. Although Wisconsin came back the next night to salvage a series sweep, the loss will be on the Badgers’ minds when they face off

against Minnesota at the Kohl Center Friday and Saturday nights. “It was great for us to come out that next night there in Minneapolis and beat them like we had hoped, but that one still stings a little bit obviously, and we hope to get a little revenge this weekend,” senior forward Meghan Duggan said. Both teams have lost just one game since that November weekend, making the No. 1 Badgers and No. 5 Minnesota two of the hottest teams in college hockey. Their records and heated last meeting set the stage for another fight between the two rivals. “It’s probably irrelevant where we’re playing,”

Badger head coach Mark Johnson said of facing Minnesota. “Any time we play against this group, everyone from the coaching staff down to the players gets excited.” Adding to the energy surrounding a Border Battle matchup is the prospect of Wisconsin setting an NCAA women’s hockey attendance record at Saturday’s “Fill the Bowl” promotion. In an effort to break the current mark of 8,263, set at last year’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic, tickets for Saturday’s game will be $1, and admission is free for students. “For us as women’s hockey players, we don’t always draw the crowds that the men’s side does,”

Duggan said, “so it’s exciting for us to get a couple thousand people in here.” And as the Badgers look to break one record, Duggan is nearing one of her own, as the team captain is 13 points away from Wisconsin’s career points record. Like her current 22-game point streak, however, Duggan said the record and other individual accomplishments are not things she spends much time thinking about. “As long as the team’s doing well I’m happy,” she said. “Our goal is to win a national championship and to do well as a whole, as long as my success continues to aid in the success of the team I’m happy either way.”

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