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A time before construction Infused with tradition, Library Mall’s iconic history paves a path for future generations of students Story by Melissa Howison
Students show support for late-night food vending By Morgan Haefner
ong before it became merely a space to store equipment for what some may believe is a perpetual cycle of construction on campus, Library Mall flourished as an inspiring landscape with the power to converge struggle and companionship and, at the end of the day, collect and embody the Wisconsin spirit. The University of Wisconsin-Madison procured the final parcel of land comprising what was then called “Lower Campus” in 1889, marking the origin of the modern boundary enclosing what is now Library Mall. Since then, each generation of students has adapted the space to serve its unique wants and needs. The lawn has been the site of celebration, rivalry, military trainings and bitter displays of political unrest throughout its rich 124-year history. However, the only memory of Library Mall available to nearly every undergraduate on campus today is one of nuisance and lumbering construction equipment. “It’s kind of astonishing now that ...entire classes have come, and not seen Library Mall when it’s not under construction,” said David Null, the director of University Archives and Records Management. Possibly the most noticeable absence on campus is the iconic yet controversial Hagenah Fountain. After opening in 1958 in honor of famed Library Mall donor and designer William Hagenah, the fountain became a revered symbol of the university. Hagenah provided $16,500 in 1956 to build the fountain and the design that would come to characterize Library Mall, according to a cultural landscape report from UW-Madison’s Department of Facilities Planning and Management. Null said Hagenah also penned the inscription on the fountain: “Teachers and books are the springs from which flow the waters of knowledge.” Although now a staple of Library Mall, the fountain’s arrival succeeded a lengthy, embittered approval process, as did the diagonal sidewalk pattern so familiar to contemporary guests of the park. The axial sidewalks were originally proposed in 1900, but did not show up until 1955 in conjunction with the central fountain. Students enrolled at UW-Madison in the early 20th century played an integral part in delaying the development of Library Mall. According to the report, the first recorded protest on Library Mall occurred in 1904, when students gathered to oppose repurposing their beloved athletic and social quarters for mere aesthetic purposes. That lineage of social demonstration would come to define a lofty portion of Library Mall’s history, peaking during America’s involvement in Vietnam in the 1960s and ’70s. Gary Brown, director of Campus Planning and Landscape
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Food cart vendors, residents and an unprecedented amount of students voiced their opinions concerning the location of late-night food carts during a Vending Oversight Committee meeting Wednesday. University of Wisconsin-Madison student supporters raised signs and vocalized their concerns when the floor opened for public deliberation. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said the student turnout impressed him. “This is the biggest, singular turnout of students at any city meeting I have seen in recent memory,” Verveer said. The topic of the meeting focused on an Office of Business Resources memo, which proposed changes to license distribution and cart locations of late-night vendors. However, Verveer said some students expressed concerns over actions the committee and memo never proposed, such as eliminating late-night food vending. The Office of Business Resources proposed limiting the annual number of latenight vending licenses to 10 as well as installing a method of seniority for choosing vending locations, as well as installing a ranking method based on seniority for choosing vending locations. The memo also offers alternate locations for late-night food carts. However, vendors expressed concern over the lack
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A former hub of student activity on campus, Library Mall is now home to construction equipment and the presently covered Hagenah Fountain. Architecture, attributed much of the seemingly endless design controversy to a general fear of change, which he said is still present when planning for the future of Library Mall. “I think that’s sort of where the controversy comes in,” Brown said. “Because we’re trying to change something that’s so iconic and so near and dear to everybody’s heart.” However, he also pointed out a tendency of people to forget Library Mall’s history as one of evolution, and that it has only looked the way it is often thought of for approximately 60 years. Before Hagenah’s time, a less-developed Library Mall positioned itself more as an athletic and entertainment arena than a scenic destination. From 1890 until 1946, students were permitted to use the field for sporting events, allegedly to the dismay of the Historical Society. According to the report, complaints of wayward baseballs striking library visitors and breaking windows of surrounding buildings presented cohabitation problems. Library Mall’s capacity also qualified it as an ideal venue for a long-ago-severed UW-Madison tradition known as the bag rush. During bag rush, members of the fresh-
man and sophomore classes faced off in a friendly battle reminiscent of Capture the Flag. Fifteen burlap sacks were placed even distances apart along a line that divided Library Mall down the middle. Each side would charge the line and fight for possession of the bags. Whichever class collected the majority was declared the victor and a rambunctious celebratory parade down State Street ensued, often resulting in Madison Police Department involvement. Billy club-wielding juniors and seniors supervised the activity. Upperclassmen in the first two decades of the 20th century asserted their superiority in other ways as well. According to an online account by Null, freshmen at the time were required to identify as underclassmen by donning green beanie hats when roaming campus in the fall and spring, although they were permitted to wear other hats throughout winter for safety reasons. Freshmen Badgers were also instructed to touch a red button on their beanies when addressing upperclassmen. Those who failed to comply were subject to Student Court-sanctioned punishments,
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SJ Chief Justice criticizes ASM’s accomplishments By Emily Gerber THE DAILY CARDINAL
Associated Students of Madison Student Judiciary Chief Justice Nicholas Checker raised heads among student council members at a meeting Wednesday, when he openly expressed his belief that ASM is not doing enough to establish itself as a successful student government. Checker said he will step down from his position Monday. With his announcement, he brought his opinions on the campaigns ASM has presented this year, saying he did not think there was enough being accomplished for students to fully value the job of ASM and recognize why the organization was created. “I just really am sort of disappointed in the way campaigns have been run,” Checker said. “We have these campaigns that have really no physical, tangible outcomes.”
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Dane County Board Supervisor candidate Chris Hoffman and incumbent Leland Pan addressed student issues at a forum Wednesday hosted by the Young Progressives student organization. The two candidates answered questions from the Young Progressives Executive Board and the public regarding issues affecting District 5, which is the county area that includes a majority of campus. The District 5 seat represents the student voice on the County Board and is typically held by a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.
“Ensuring that we protect the natural resources of our community is a must.” Leland Pan supervisor District 5
Sean Hoey, the president of Young Progressives, attended the forum on behalf of the student group. “We wanted to open it up to the public and get some input from
food carts from page 1 of possible downtown locations. Jessica Wartenweiler, owner of Curd Girl, said she is concerned late-night food venders will crowd Broom Street, where late-night vending is currently legal. Other legal locations, such as Library Mall and West Johnson Street, are not as profitable, the vendors said. “It’s not good for the carts
our members of the public so they can see the candidates for themselves and be as transparent as possible,” Hoey said. When asked about the two most important issues facing the campus area, Hoffman and Pan expressed different concerns surrounding District 5. Hoffman focused on increasing student involvement on the county board and improving campus safety. “I think we’ve all become more aware of safety issues around campus,” Hoffman said. “I recently realized that we’ve had some troubles with our county’s 911 dispatch center. There’s currently a three-minute response time with our dispatch center, the national average is one minute. I think that is something that directly impacts students here.” Pan expressed concerns about improving the homeless community in Madison in addition to cleaning up the environment within the city. “Ensuring that we protect the natural resources of our community is a must,” Pan said. However, Pan and Hoffman shared similar views in revoking Gov. Scott Walker’s policy on reducing state funding for municipal and city level programs. because we see our business going down,” she said. Steven Lawrence, owner of Fried & Fabulous, said he is also concerned with the lack of latenight vending options in the downtown area. “The residents downtown have clearly spoken that they want us to be there,” Lawrence said. “We want to be there. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be there.”
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Incumbent Leland Pan and UW-Madison senior Chris Hoffman discuss issues central to their campaigns for Dane County Board. “It’s problematic in the sense that if you have a new idea that you want to flaunt, it will often have to come off the backs of a different program that you have to cut,” Pan said. The two candidates also briefly UW-Madison freshman Rebecca Schulman said she supports placing late-night food carts downtown and would frequent the carts if they moved to more downtown locations. “I love the food carts,” Schulman said. “I wanted to make sure my voice was heard.” The committee did not come to a conclusion on the food cart locations and is set to review the memo Feb. 19.
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UW-Madison students express support for late-night food vendors that serve residents food beyond regular business hours in the downtown area.
discussed gathering support for unions, diminishing racial profiling and legalizing marijuana. Pan and Hoffman continue to gather support throughout the campaign until voting opens for Dane County Board Supervisor April 1.
UW System agrees with Obama policy The University of Wisconsin System released a statement Wednesday on behalf of Wisconsin higher education representatives, responding to President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, specifically addressing the president’s plan to increase the prevalence of postsecondary degrees. In the address, Obama said the presence of postsecondary degrees, or any college degree received after high school, is currently lacking across the country and that he hopes to increase the percentage of degrees received. Wisconsin higher education representatives, made up of chancellors and presidents of the UW System, the Wisconsin Technical College System and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, expressed agreement with Obama for the needed increase, though conveyed concern about the proposed Postsecondary Institution Ratings System that would outline the intended shift. The leaders focused on the fact that the PIRS could lead to many obstacles for students trying to reach higher education, including the possible reduction of financial aid. “Ensuring that more Americans have access to the opportunities and benefits of higher education is important to all of us,” the leaders said in the statement.
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Student Judiciary Chief Justice Nicholas Checker vents his frustrations about the current state of student government.
asm from page 1 Checker cited the lack of clear-cut goals from certain committees as an issue, as it leads to a vague idea of what ASM should be accomplishing for students. Checker also said he does not think students
library mall from page 1 which included singing university songs on Bascom Hill or being thrown into Lake Mendota. The practice remained informal until 1909, when student government mandated the behavior; a decision in line with a trend of ritualistic hazing sweeping campuses at the time. According to Ohio State University online records, University of Iowa was the only current Big Ten school not to have observed a beanie custom. However, women at UW-Madison, who accounted for approximately one third of the student population at the time, were exempt. At the end of each spring semester, Library Mall would transform from a place of underclass strife to a scene of glory known as Cap Night, where outgoing freshman would burn their beanies in the middle of Library Mall to celebrate their initiation. The Student Court terminated the bag rush and beanie traditions in 1923, and Cap Night expired soon after. Student use of Library Mall for such large social gatherings and athletic proceedings tapered off throughout the 1930s but did not cease entirely until the space was needed to meet an increased demand for campus facilities after Word War II. According to the report, enrollment was so high post-war, due in part to the G.I. Bill making higher education more acces-
“It’s kind of astonishing now that ... entire classes have come, and not seen Library Mall when it’s not under construction.” David Null director University Archives and Records Management
sible, that buildings designed to accommodate 1,800 were serving 18,000. The university responded by temporarily erecting seven
associate ASM with a studentoriented system for improving campus life. Checker specifically addressed the Green Fund, saying that he thinks its efforts are redundant and a waste of student money. “I think the Green Fund is a Quonset huts on Library Mall in 1946 to use for lectures and as extra library space until permanent amenities could replace them. Memorial Library opened in the fall of 1953, but the Quonset huts remained until 1954. It was not until they were torn down that Library Mall could be developed into what it is today.
“I think we need to keep that history and that sense of iconography for that space on campus.” Gary Brown director Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture
However, that did not signify an end to the tradition of students seizing the land to serve their own interests. Particularly, Brown said, Library Mall became a hub for campus rioting beginning in the 1960s. “There was all kinds of things and spaces for them to gather and that became sort of this beating heart of the campus,” Brown said. “And that’s where social unrest sort of originated, and it sort of gained that notoriety over time, and in fact today that’s where a lot of things happen.” Around the same time political dissatisfaction was reaching its heyday in the early 1970s, a judge’s ruling in favor of two defendants charged with selling unlicensed goods on Library Mall legitimized the right for community members to use the space accordingly. Those traditions have carried into the present, evidenced by vendors selling food and other trinkets on Library Mall every afternoon, albeit on a smaller scale, according to Null. For these reasons and more, the United States Department of the Interior admitted Library Mall to the National Register of Historic Places Sept. 12, 1974. Separately, the university designates Library Mall as one of about 15 cultural
mistake, in the sense that you have an Office of Sustainability with millions of dollars at its disposal,” Checker said. “This $40,000: What is that going to do? Are you going to buy a composting toilet? I don’t know what you are going to do with that kind of money.” Student Services Finance Committee David Vines defended the work of ASM members, saying that one cannot define success simply by physical outcomes. “Our job here as ASM is to facilitate student shared governance and to amplify students’ voices on campus,” Vines said, noting that ASM was originally established to protect students’ interests. “Just because your average student doesn’t think about that when they think about ASM … doesn’t mean the work that we do here isn’t valuable and really important to students.” Student Council also ratified the General Student Services Fund budget, presented by SSFC, of $1,083,283.36. A decision on the Green Fund bylaws has been pushed to the next Student Council meeting. landscapes on campus, which Brown said he and his colleagues consider heavily during a period of redesign. Brown also said the university plans to modernize Library Mall in the coming years, but only to widen the walkways as well as to add some additional lighting, more comfortable seating and more user-friendly bicycle parking. He also said the university intends to completely rebuild the fountain due to concerns about its infrastructural condition. Most of the updates will be undetectable to the casual patron, Brown said, out of respect for the history of the land. “If we were to blow up the Memorial Union, you know, that
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State department releases unemployment estimates The Department of Workforce Development released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job numbers in Wisconsin Wednesday, which include estimates and revisions for metro areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin. According to the estimates, unemployment rates increased in only three out of 12 metro areas during November 2013, while jobless rates decreased in all 12 areas in December. Municipalities rates either stayed the same or fell from
November to December 2013. Counties also followed a similar trend, with rates decreasing in all but three counties: Buffalo, Florence and Iron. December 2013 rates ranged from 3.8 percent in Dane to 13.3 percent in Iron, according to the report. Wisconsin ranks third in manufacturing job growth between December 2012 and December 2013, according to the report. Finally, Wisconsin added 23,968 private-sector jobs from June 2012 to June 2013.
Barca aims to raise minimum wage State Assembly Minority Leader Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, introduced new legislation Wednesday morning to raise the minimum wage for state employees. The bill proposes employees receive a “living wage,” which Barca defines as “at least the federal poverty level of a three-person household.” In a statement, Barca said hardworking people should not have to depend on government assistance for basic needs. “The people who work for Wisconsin deserve fair compen-
sation for their work,” Barca said in the statement. The bill is based off a living wage program that was passed in Maryland in 2007. More than 100 counties and local governments across the U.S. have adopted a “living wage.” Barca’s proposed legislation comes following President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union where he announced he would use an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal employees to $10.10 per hour.
would cause a lot of controversy I would think,” Brown said. “And it’s just not something we’re going to do with Library Mall either. I think we need to keep that history and that sense of iconography for that space on campus.” While Library Mall’s recent designation has been as a storage space for equipment needed to renovate Memorial Union, redesigning the lawn is forthcoming. Upgrading Library Mall will come on the heels of the city’s remodeling of the 700 and 800 blocks of State Street, set to begin this spring. However, the university is not anticipating being able to touch Library Mall before wrapping up the Memorial Union project,
tentatively planned for 2017. That is not to say, however, that current and future students will not be able to enjoy the space so many of their predecessors did. Brown said Memorial Union construction is on schedule to soon allow for a reduction of some of the equipment currently parked on the mall. The Hagenah fountain is also expected to reopen this semester for a few years until the overhaul. At least for now, it seems the dissent that ensnared so much of Library Mall’s rise to prominence has settled, so it can once again become a destination to unite Badgers past, present and future.
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Over the years, Library Mall has served as a gathering space for protests, riots, sporting events and spontaneous student activities.
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Game design more work than play adam paris SEGA what?! Creating a video game is hard. Rarely has a more obvious statement been proclaimed, but I thought I may as well reiterate the fact. I’ve never tried making a game before this past weekend when I was fortunate enough to compete in the Global Game Jam. I think the expression goes “you can’t properly judge the taste of sausage until you’ve seen how it’s made”—it’s something along those lines. Regardless, the process of outlining and designing a game has instilled a far more profound understanding of the medium I’ve adored since I was young. Held each January over the course of one weekend, the Global Game Jam is basically a celebration of game development. A theme is announced Friday night after participants have gathered at a local site—the closest one in Madison was at Herzing University, for anyone interested. After the theme is revealed, developers gather into groups to plan and eventually implement their ideas into a playable product. Unlike Ludum Dare, an online game jam that happens several times a year, the Global Game Jam is predicated on gathering together and seeing how those personal relationships transfer to actual development. With that said, I com-
pletely avoided the Herzing site and plowed ahead with my roommate Brian on our project from the safe confines of his room. This year’s theme was “we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” With such a thoughtprovoking, existential theme sure to result in thousands of intriguing creations, Brian and I set out to create our game about conquering the hierarchy of an imaginary fraternity through an always honorable case race competition. Seeing as I have literally zero coding experience, my jobs consisted of finding random art and music online as well as writing the narrative. Our ludicrous concept lent itself well to the sophomoric humor oftentimes employed in lampooning frat culture. Our mission statement was one word: “crap.” I would say we accomplished our mission with aplomb. Around midday Saturday, Brian decided we would have to alter our original Match-three gameplay mechanic and switch to a more basic “Minesweeper” concept. The change had little bearing on my work, so I just kept plugging away on my various tasks. Time ticks away quickly when you’re making a game about guzzling beer. By the time Sunday rolled around, it started to become apparent we weren’t going to be able to create the game we originally envisioned Friday night. Creating art became a hasty experience as I struggled to get Brian the assets he
Much like actual development, in the constricted nature of a game jam, creating a game can cause endless frustration. Time crunches aren’t always the most conducive outlets for creativity, but I’m constantly amazed by the creations developers are able to put together. As for our product, it’s hard not to be proud of anything you create, especially when you spent several minutes recording various vomit sounds in the process. Creating another game is certainly an inviting proposition. Although perhaps not in the course of a continuously busy college weekend. Still, seeing the pitfalls and constant adjustments intrinsic to game development is an enlightening experience. The Global Game Jam will always be an event centered on incluGraphics by haley henschel siveness. Even novices like needed. The elaborate final scene became myself are free to take a crack a bland still shot. at development. Even implementing text became a For anyone interested in the medium, struggle. Brian spent most of Sunday it’s the perfect confluence of learning night figuring out how to use almost about development and time manageeverything I had done for the past two ment skills. Stress is just a part of the days. As I type this, the fate of “Case package, but in the end I suppose the Crush Saga” is still in doubt. Eventually experience mostly reinforced what I we’ll have a working game, but my main already knew: Making games is hard. Do you have an idea for your own goal for this weekend was always to gauge what creating a game might actu- video game? Send Adam your pitch at firstname.lastname@example.org. ally be like.
Brooklyn’s Hospitality look to stand out with bold new album ‘Trouble’
Trouble Hospitality By Sam Johnson The Daily Cardinal
How does a band from a city that produces such diverse, successful indie artists keep from falling to the wayside? Hospitality fires back with their sophomore
LP Trouble—the shedding of old skin for a tougher, more intriguing one. The Brooklyn trio led by Amber Papini has left its Ivy League college-pop sound behind and come back with an album that becomes an amalgamation of indie rock subgenres. They steer away from the sophomore slump by creating a unique, challenging album that showcases their ability to be something different and look good while doing it. The first song, “Nightingale,” oscillates between a shoegaze sound and a homage to the Black Keys. By opening with such a bold song, they let listeners know that Trouble isn’t the happy, commercialbate album that preceded it. However, they mistakenly overdo this rock dreampop style, causing the next few songs to blend together. “Going Out,” “I Miss Your Bones” and “Rockets and Jets” feel
similar, each offering what sounds like a different version of the same pop-rock song. “Inauguration” explores electronic, percussion-driven sounds and “Sullivan” uses reverb and echo along with minimal instruments to create a lullaby where Papini’s voice flows in and out of space. Hospitality give a nod to their old sound in “It’s Not Serious,” using catchy guitar melodies, upbeat bass and hipster girl Instagram imagery. The album shines on the longest song, “Last Words.” It affirms Hospitality’s ability to try new genres. Beginning with a driving bass line and funky synths, the song sets a tone of mystery and intrigue. Striking piano chords and a serioussounding Papini lead the verse into a chorus that incorporates both male backing vocals and 80’s dark pop style. The
song grows and changes, breaking into a jumble of synths and guitar effects, before transitioning into a lengthy instrumental where guitar solos play over a smooth rhythm and eventually fade out. Hospitality finds the new, impressive sound they spend most of the album searching for in “Last Words.” Trouble is great for Hospitality’s growth in the music industry, making a bold statement in an adventurous album. It’s difficult to make such a stark change musically without making mistakes along the way, but Trouble ultimately succeeds at showing their improved talent, musical growth and bold mission to be a progressive and unique band in the diverse indie community.
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Justin Bieber pleads rest of world to ‘Please, just piss off’ By Andy Holsteen The daily cardinal
Wednesday, 19-year-old pop star Justin Bieber asked society as a whole to “Please, just piss off.” Bieber, responsible for touchingly beautiful tracks such as “Baby” and “Boyfriend,” is the latest teen sensation to come face-to-face with the negative effects of early, totally undeserved stardom. And the aftermath of being abused by a soulless consumerist media culture has dragged the poor man-boy into a cycle of self-destruction and despair—highlighted by a recent DUI charge. “Am I not a human being?”
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Natatorium opens new Roarin’ Rapids water slide By Kane Kaiman The Daily Cardinal
The University of WisconsinMadison Natatorium, campus’ wettest, wildest, most action-packed water park, held the grand-opening of its most exhilarating water slide yet, the “Roarin’ Rapids Water Coaster,” Monday morning. Braving subzero temperatures, thrill-seeking students, faculty and members of the Madison community lined up out the door in nothing but their swimsuits for a chance to enjoy the white-knuckle rafting experience the new ride has to offer. With the addition of “Roarin’ Rapids,” the Nat now boasts 28 backwoods-themed water rides. The new water coaster is located in the “Mighty Mississip’” section of the park, standing between “Moonshiners’ Lazy River” and “Bumper Canoes.” Those brave enough to ride Roarin’ Rapids zip along a quarter mile track on an inflatable raft, jostled all the while by rapids modeled after those found in the treacherous Colorado River, until they reach the ride’s climax:
a spine-tingling 15-foot plunge down a waterfall drop off. UW-Madison Director of Aquatics and Safety Betty Gresham says the new ride will finally put the Nat on top of the Wisconsin Water Park market. “The University has had those Noah’s Ark sons of bitches in its sights for years now,” Gresham told giggly, dripping wet Cardinal reporters, dressed only in their Cardinal-issued speedos. “[University Chancellor Rebecca Blank] gave me one mission when I got this job. She said, ‘Nail their asses to the wall, Betty. UW-Madison facilities are themed amusement parks first, institutions of higher learning second.’ Well, Black Anaconda, meet Roarin’ Rapids.” Concerns have been raised about Roarin’ Rapids safety. The cost of the wooden ride was 10 percent of the UW-Madison Division of Recreational Sports annual budget, or $1,000. However, Gresham confirmed there have only been two fatalities associated with Roarin’ Rapids so far, making it the safest ride in the park.
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Studies regarding University of WisconsinMadison Internet usage shocked experts who disKaylaDoesAfrica. covered wordpress.com was the most shared link among UW students and faculty. University of WisconsinMadison junior Kayla Burke shrugged when she learned her blog was shared over 30,000 times on Facebook, Twitter and other social media she thought would be inaccessible in Africa. “I knew it would be big when I got around to my ‘20
ways to avoid pesky natives’ post,” said Burke. “I want my inspirational journey to serve as a guide to others. I’m looking out for my fellow man.” The blog first made headlines when Burke posted a picture of herself holding a fish with the caption “They even have sushi!” Burke declined to comment when asked where the fish ended up once it regained mobility. Dean of Students Lori Berquam said the blog was inspiring and useful for students overseas. Allegedly, Berquam’s favorite post detailed Burke’s journey to help natives learn the art of
tampon insertion. Burke’s mom Nancy has declared herself “Number One Blom,” or “Blog Mom,” guaranteeing the compound term will help Burke’s numbers against competitor site wiscmail.wisc.edu. Sarah Bakerfield and Rachel Schwartz, Burke’s socalled “besties” and owners of lesser-known blogs, say they are not resentful of their friend’s success. At press time, they were converting their tumblrs to wordpress sites. When asked what inspired the name of her blog, Burke said, “I thought the guys here would be hotter.”
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care so much about my wellbeibing. I’m truly blessed. But no amount of encouragement will negate the fact I’ve been psychologically scarred beyond comprehension,” Beiber said. “I know saying ‘piss off’ isn’t the best way to go about this, but by now, what else did you expect from this horrible individual you’ve all created?” Following press time, hoards of evil celebrity journalists, zombie fans and random angry people converged, forming a massive whirl of incoherent, pointless banter, as the once innocent Bieber faded further into a state of irreversible depression.
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Bieber earnestly pondered. “I thought retiring from music might take some of the constant unhealthy pressure off my back. But, for some reason people can’t leave me alone. You all understand this is insane, right?” Die-hard “Bielebers” have supported young Justin throughout all his objectively unsavory outbursts, including the recent arrest. At least 100 fans gathered outside the Miami police station where Bieber was briefly held to offer their idol moral assurance— organizing themselves into heart-shaped formations and chanting “Free Justin!” “It’s really amazing my fans
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New printing model, same standard of excellence ABBY BECKER editor-in-chief
he Daily Cardinal has seen and covered it all: turn-of-the-centur y celebrations, wars, assassinations, corruption, protests and back-to-back-to-back Rose Bowls. We’ve covered the news and brought it to you, our faithful readers. Throughout our dynamic history, The Daily Cardinal has been an independent source of news for our primary audience, University of Wisconsin-Madison students. At the Cardinal, our purpose is to present accurate, independent news relevant to students produced by students in a learning environment. As an independent student newspaper, we have a responsibility to serve our readers well and to foster an educational environment for student journalists, advertising executives, marketing directors and business managers. For these two broad reasons, The Daily Cardinal will be printing Monday through Thursday
and producing exclusive, online-only content on Friday and throughout the weekend. The Thursday issue will evolve throughout the semester as a larger issue with space to produce feature stories, which will be available on stands all throughout the weekend. Today’s issue marks an exciting step in our legacy as it is the first week we implement our new model. We hope you enjoy the historical feature story on Library Mall in addition to the other content in Thursday’s issue. Check our website throughout Friday and the weekend before we return to you in print on Monday. We believe this change makes The Daily Cardinal a stronger newspaper and provides the greatest opportunities for Cardinal staff and readers. It will not be a surprise for me to say the field of journalism is changing. We live in a digital age where news is broken first on Twitter and not a headline in the morning newspaper. The Daily Cardinal has served as a starting place for aspiring journalists and a host of other successful individuals in a number of career paths.
We are students teaching students, passing down a legacy that began 121 years ago. The Cardinal as a teaching institution and a collaborative learning environment is part of the newspaper’s identity I value the most. Learning to not only practice print and online journalism, but to also experiment with how the two work together in a constantly evolving digital environment is one of the most valuable skills to experiment with as a student journalist. Throughout this past year, we have made great strides in creating a cohesive Cardinal product, which includes the print edition, online content, social media, video and photos. Our multimedia has grown and is continuing to form as a staple of our newsroom. The aesthetics of a webpage are just as important as a print page, and we are experimenting with online design. But The Daily Cardinal is not just a real-life classroom for journalists. It is a training ground for business students, future ad managers and marketing directors. All media, even this independent student newspaper, are a business, and
it is here that students can put to practice what they are learning in Grainger.
We are students teaching students, passing down a legacy that began 121 years ago.
But because The Daily Cardinal is a business, our product is susceptible to the changing forces of the journalism field. The structure of newsrooms and publications is changing, and so is the way advertisers choose to interact with readers. Newspapers are a business, and this decision was also made in part by financial reasons and audience demand. But more importantly, this decision was made because readers drive our work at The Daily Cardinal. You expect complete campus coverage, and we provide that every day. You expect an independent student newspaper to keep a check on the university and public officials, and we strive to do that.
You aim to provide a newspaper catered to you as students. For these reasons, we have decided to dedicate our time and resources to producing top-notch work in four print editions and constant online coverage. This new model also provides us with the opportunity to produce special issues with specialized content such as our upcoming “issue issues” dedicated to investigating under-reported topics important to the UW-Madison community, as well as our Readers’ Choice awards where you get to choose your favorite places around Madison. The Daily Cardinal as an institution at UW-Madison and a place that has been home to students for generations. We have learned the meaning of camaraderie, friendship, dedication and professionalism. And we will continue to do so. While the Cardinal is changing, and will continue to evolve, it will always be a place that fosters excellent journalism. And that is something you can continue to count on. Thoughts on the new printing model? Please send all your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lessons continue to emerge from history’s pages MICHAEL PODGERS opinion columnist
e walk though history like we walk through air. The memory of past events guides the present, our politics and current culture. The past remains stubbornly alive as historical memory. This memory is reflected in our monuments and memorials, buildings and street names. A century ago in the summer of 1914, the First World War broke out after the tensions in Europe finally boiled over into an all out blood bath. It is 1914 when the political and cultural trends that define the 20th century really moved to the forefront. Blood, hate, political and ideological conflict, modernism and the real consequences of industry defined the following 80 something odd years that constitute the 20th century. The events that emerged from the battle fields and trenches of France are intimately interconnected to events that show up on our news feeds today and come from places like Russia, the states in the Commonwealth, Germany and Israel and Palestine On a daily basis we—yes all of us—experience the subtle effects of historical memory more then we might realize, and the boarders of past and present become fuzzy lines. History shapes our perceptions of current events—our biases and our ability to comprehend them. History for this reason must be taken seriously, looked at deeply and given the respect it deserves. Queen Elizabeth II still grac-
es the Canadian and Australian dollars, despite the fact that the British Empire no longer exists. Its memory is preserved in the Commonwealth of Nations, a political organization established after the collapse of the Empire in the mid-20th century with the British sovereign as its head and the head of state for some of the states within the commonwealth—Canada and Australian as well as Jamaica and New Zealand for example. There are so many examples of how historical memory still exists in our world. The current rise of right wing even radical politics in Russia can be linked to the memories of both Soviet era Russia and the Russian empire prior to 1917. At one end, the very livid memories of the Soviet Union are being suppressed and the memory of another Russia are being reawakened. Conservative ideals seen as being more Russian and more legitimate have expressed themselves in the guise of discriminatory laws such as the anti-gay propaganda laws and overbearing international policies, these have resulted in invasions of Georgia and the unrest in the Ukraine.
The memory of past events guides the present, our politics and current culture.
The historical memory of World War Two still plagues so many aspects of our world. The state of Israel is as much the product of this as it is a product
of the desire to establish a Jewish state in the Levant. Although it is hard to deny calls for a sovereign Jewish state in the wake of the horrors stemming from the Holocaust, the memory of those events are also used as nationalistic political tools to justify policies that openly compromise the rights of Palestinians and inspire much tumult in the Middle East. It muddles the history of the Holocaust and perhaps does it injustice by blinding contemporary thinking to support certain views based in historical memory rather than current circumstances. The trauma of the Holocaust is used to foster peace and understanding but it is also used politically. People who reside in Germany also live their lives in the spell of this awful memory. At one end, it is a widely accepted reality in Germany—the German nation must and do accept the faults of the past and their ancestors— however it is difficult to disassociate anything German from the years 1933-1945. Even as Germany proves to be a peaceful and responsible global citizen, it will remain stained by history. Nov 9, 1989 is the most important date in modern German history; it’s the day the Berlin Wall fell, but it will never be celebrated: Kristallnacht occurred the same night 51 years prior. These complex relationships leave us stuck between a historical rock and a hard place. Looked at critically, historical memory helps us explain so much of the world we live in today, and better understand the thinking that guides so many actions and trends. Doing this also forces us to be more understanding and
indeed more forgiving, which is in its own way dangerous. A certain amount of guilt for the Holocaust and WWII exists in German society that is accepted as necessary to keep memories alive so as to never forget and repeat the past. It is crippling though, because its is a negative association that taints the way people worldwide perceive the nation that produced great thinkers and great music as well as monsters. The same is happening in Russia now; internationally unpopular and discriminatory and abrasive actions have made Russia appear cruel even though it is also the home to artistic geniuses like Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and numerous awe inspiring ballets. Doing this also allows nations and people to forget or ignore their own skeletons in the closet. It’s easy to forget slavery existed for so long in the United States that the state of Israel has forced
Palestinians off land they once called their own, because other more profound crimes exist in our historical memories. The way we remember history is powerful. It is perhaps more powerful and more influential than many people choose to believe. A century after the bloody Great War let us reconsider the role of history in our lives and think about history in a critical and thoughtful way. We can’t forget, because history will repeat itself. But we also need to be able to identify when historical memory is used for good or bad perhaps without taking the full story of our world and the effects of its history into account. History never really stays in the past. Hopefully history’s lessons won’t be ignored. Are these recent historical events mere topics of discussion or should they be analyzed and incorporated into modern political policy? Please send all feedback to email@example.com
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UW seeks momentum on the road By Chris Bates THE DAILY CARDINAL
Coming off a loss to a tough Michigan team, Wisconsin (2-5 Big Ten, 9-10 overall) looks to get back to basics in East Lansing as they take on Michigan State (5-2, 13-7) in their eighth conference matchup of the season. The Badgers dipped to last in the Big Ten for scoring offense this week, with an average of 64.8 points per game after scoring a season-low 44 points in their last contest. The team will look to turn that number around, starting with
senior guards Taylor Wurtz and Morgan Paige, who went a combined 1-13 from the field against Michigan Sunday. While the team has struggled offensively in its past few Big Ten contests, their defense has made up for the shortcoming. “Our defense has been really good this year,” sophomore guard Tessa Cichy said. “I think we just need to get our mojo back offensively ... Michigan State always has a great crowd, and we need this game in a tough conference like the Big Ten.”
Tough is an understatement for the Big Ten, which has seven teams ranked in the Ratings Percentage Index top 50 thus far in the season. The Badgers will need to take down Michigan State to keep their hopes for the conference title alive in the conference gauntlet of the Big Ten. “They want to win and we want to win too,” head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “There’s been times when we’ve looked really good and we want to get that back, you just got to believe that you can.”
Soccer enables David and Goliath to coexist JONAH BELECKIS real talk
ranscending the bounds of one individual sport, a tug-of-war exists in the sporting world: Do we want the best team to win it all or do we want the thrill of an underdog taking down the season’s top teams? Is it boring that the Miami Heat won two straight championships? Or is it fair that the best team deservedly won? The 2007 New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl we all remember, but was that a fitting end? The season series was tied 1-1 because the Patriots beat the Giants in week 17. We are currently awaiting a Super Bowl between the league’s two heavy-weights, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Last year was hardly the same picture. Winning at the right time deserves praise, but to say the Baltimore Ravens (a No. 4 seed) were the best team seems wrong. In 2011-’12, Alabama lost to Louisiana State University earlier but beat them in the national championship. History will only remember Alabama. In football and basketball, the disturbing trend is that teams can
cruise lackadaisically and then “turn it on” for the postseason. There are merits to having the underdog or the heavyweight succeeding. But can we have both? Soccer is the world’s most popular sport because it has it all. Its structured league play intertwined with exhilarating cup tournaments enable David and Goliath to coexist. If you want top dogs, there was no fiercer team than Bayern Munich last year. They won their league, their domestic tournament and the UEFA Champions League. Dominance in European soccer like Bayern Munich winning the “treble” is historically rare. The only other teams to match this are Manchester United with young guns David Beckham and Ryan Giggs (1998-’99), Barcelona in one of Lionel Messi’s Player of the Year seasons (2008-’09) and Inter Milan with “the special one” head coach José Mourinho. That being said, even dominance like this involves narrow wins in big games. United won their Champions League final against Bayern thanks to not one, but two goals in injury time from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær to win 2-1. Over a decade later Bayern would get their own last-minute magic from Arjen Robben, who’s 89th minute goal launched Munich to the top of Europe.
Teams like that will satisfy the “best team should win” fans, but there are plenty left from last year for those who love seeing underdogs knock down the elite amidst supposed cake-walk to a title. Manchester City’s saving grace last season was the FA Cup title after gifting the league back to Manchester United. All that was needed was a win at Wembley Stadium against Wigan Athletic. That’s why they play the game. After losing a combined 3-0 against Manchester City in their two league matchups, Wigan and substitute Ben Watson showed everyone the Cinderella spirit that makes anyone (but Manchester City fans) feel warm inside. Watson headed home the winner in injury time and left Goliath down with one hand on the trophy. Some sports are filled with too much domination and some see the opposite which renders the beginning of the season useless. Nothing is more fair than playing each team in the league twice, home and away. The best team should win. But for your dosage of David teams, look no further than domestic tournaments. Sports fans love their storylines, so why not enjoy both David and Goliath simultaneously? Do you have a preference for seeing the best team or the underdog win? Let Jonah know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Senior guard Ben Brust led the way for Wisconsin with 21 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome UW’s 26.3 percent shooting.
Perfect storm Drew Crawford has career night to propel Northwestern past UW By Blake Duffin THE DAILY CARDINAL
Just days since the Badgers righted the ship after a three-game skid, Wisconsin (4-4 Big Ten, 17-4 overall) lost an uncharacteristic game at the Kohl Center to Northwestern, a team it beat in blowout fashion earlier in the season. UW struggled offensively throughout the contest, and the Wildcats took advantage while strolling to a 65-56 victory. Wisconsin came out hot following back-to-back three point conversions by senior guard Ben Brust and junior guard Traevon Jackson, but immediately cooled down after. The combined six points by Brust and Jackson would be the only scores for Wisconsin until the 11:03 mark in the first half. Northwestern took advantage of Wisconsin’s slow start and took their first lead of the game midway through the first half with a 10-9 advantage. The low scoring affair would continue through the half, exacerbated by the fact neither team could get into a rhythm. Much of this can be attested to the Badgers’ poor shooting, cashing in just 25 percent from the field and 27 percent from the 3-point line. “I think that they definitely do a really good job of squeezing driving lanes and making you kick it out,” Brust said of Northwestern. “I mean, we had open shots and we didn’t knock them down.” The score at halftime was 23-22 in slight favor of the Badgers, after what was a poor offensive showing by both teams. The clear difference in the half was the Wildcats’ ability to score near the basket. They tallied 18 points in the paint, while Wisconsin only had four.
The Wildcats go-to man, senior guard Drew Crawford, was the leading scorer of the game entering halftime with 10 points. Brust led the way for Wisconsin with eight points, including two 3-pointers. The defensive battle would continue in the second half, and again the Badgers managed to reach the free throw line with frequency. By the 12:16 mark in the second half, UW was already in bonus. Northwestern eventually turned the tables and paved their way to a decent lead midway through the half, as they pushed ahead 42-35, thanks to consecutive 3-point shots. The Wildcats wouldn’t stop their push there, either. Following a 3-pointer by big man Alex Olah, they took an unprecedented 12-point lead that carried them late into the half. Crawford was a huge factor in Northwestern’s second-half push. The senior finished with 30 points and eight rebounds, including a series of shots late in the game. “To get 30 points and eight rebounds and step up and make big free throws at the end when they were making a run on us, [Crawford] was the man,” Northwestern head coach Chris Collins said. Following several forced turnovers by Wisconsin’s press, the Badgers were able to shorten their deficit to only nine points with 2:13 to play. Wisconsin would not give up. With 41 seconds to play, freshman forward Nigel Hayes made his way to the free throw line down only seven. Hayes was able to convert on one of his two free throws, and narrowed the lead to six points and a two-possession game. The small shimmer of hope for the Badgers was lost following a turnover and a pair of free throws by the Wildcats, who would hold on for the win. The Badgers shot only 26.3 percent on the night, well below what they are accustomed to. “We just got to stay confident. We know we can put the ball in the hoop, but tonight we didn’t,” senior guard Josh Gasser said.