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Committee OK’s ASM internal budget By Kelsey Gunderson The Daily Cardinal

the standards that we apply [in Madison].” TIF loans allow the city to fund projects using the tax revenue generated by the same development project. To move forward, the Edgewater project would require a $16 million TIF loan. The Board of Estimates was prepared to discuss this at its meeting last week, but ultimately delayed its decision. In addition, Madison’s 44-year-old zoning code is in the process of being revised. Under the existing city ordinance, Hammes Co. could

The Associated Students of Madison approved their 2010-’11 internal budget of $1,118,205 at the conference committee meeting Sunday. The committee, which was formed after time constraints prevented the Student Council from making a final decision at its meeting last week, consisted of four members from Student Council and four from the Student Services Finance Committee. The committee voted to cut $10,000 from the student housing and tenant services proposal, putting the final amount for the proposal at $40,000. They also voted to create a committee responsible for generating a more concrete plan for what services the housing and tenant organization will provide. SSFC Chair Brandon Williams said if the group fails to produce a plan, the service can be removed from the budget before the Board of Regents approves it May 1. “This is a step in ensuring this money will not go to waste,” Williams said. “It is possible to get this off the ground.” SSFC originally removed the student housing and tenant services from the budget this semester because members felt the proposal did not have a concrete plan to defend the funding. Student Council, however, reinstated it at its meeting last week. The committee also voted against reinstating about $57,000 into the budget to restore ASM’s campus organizer position, which is a position

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An updated Edgewater Hotel would inlude a new, eight-story tower and expanded public access to the lake, which would require amendments to the city’s zoning policies. Opponents argue the renovated building would not fit in with its surroundings.

Edgewater faces uphill battle PART 2 of 2

By Grace Urban The Daily Cardinal

Madison has often been considered a haven for those who think progressively, but the recent Edgewater saga calls into question whether or not the city and its approval process are conducive to a continually developing community. “People classically, both in exasperation and very proudly, say, ‘We do things a certain way here,’ and so I don’t know what the solution for that is,” Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, said. Last fall, the Landmarks Commission denied Hammes

Co. a certificate of appropriateness for its Edgewater redevelopment project, which is located in the historic Mansion Hill district, because the proposed tower was too tall. Hammes Co. then appealed the decision to the Common Council, which delayed its final vote until its meetings this week, allowing the project to go through multiple committees before a final decision is made on whether significant hardship was imposed upon the company. According to Ald. Bryon Eagon, District 8, this has allowed important changes to be made to the plans, such as

cutting the proposed tower to eight floors. “I’m encouraged with the changes that I feel have strengthened the project as a whole,” he said. However, the project has also been met with controversy regarding the view of the lake it could block and possible zoning violations, in addition to the tax incremental financing required to pay for the redevelopment. “One of the biggest discussions now is how TIF is used … in comparison to surrounding communities,” Eagon said. “And how TIF polices might either attract or deter possible investments based on

Lack of support for Doyle’s energy bill crosses party lines By Hannah Furfaro The Daily Cardinal

Political figures from both sides of the aisle are coming out against Gov. Jim Doyle’s proposed global warming legislation. Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said on a campaign stop that he thinks the Clean Energy Jobs Act needs revisions. Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Neumann criticized the legislation in a statement for the role he said it would play in “expanding government” and raising taxes. The legislation aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shift Wisconsin’s energy consumption to at least 25 percent renewable resources by 2025. The bill is based largely on recommendations from Doyle’s task

force on global warming. A study released Thursday by the Center for Climate Strategies, a group devoted to assisting governments fight climate change, showed the bill could create over 16,000 jobs and increase the gross state product by $250 million by 2015. The study, conducted by economists from Michigan State University and the University of Southern California, found the state could see an overall economic boost of $1.4 billion by 2025. “This independent report clearly shows what we have been saying all along … The Clean Energy Jobs Act will create thousands of new jobs,” Doyle said in a statement. “This is not just an environmental issue; it’s about creating jobs.” Lawmakers and business leaders have doyle page 3

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Children as well as runners, bikers and skiers enjoyed the Capitol Square hill of snow shipped in for the the Madison Winter Festival on Sunday.

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few months ago, the unthinkable happened. I was browsing through Facebook, hitting all the usual profiles I creep on (I’m talking to you, Katie), when a friend request popped up. It was my little brother, Nolan. My 14-yearold, still-in-eighth-grade-brother. My plays-PS3-an-unhealthy-amount-andis-only-two-years-removed-from-collecting-Yu-Gi-Oh!-Cards brother. To put it in web lingo, WTF? After quickly cleaning up my profile, I decided to accept, figuring the potential awkwardness would be worth it in exchange for having a new realm to bully my little brother in. And what a great decision it was. Whether I was commenting on all the wall posts he got from girls (“OMG Nol-dogg, who’s Julie?!?! ;) ;) LOL”), sending him a bunch of pointless quizzes (“are you gay??? SCARY ACCURATE!!!”) or just posting embarrassing childhood memories on his wall (“remember that time you peed in a bottle when

we were stuck in traffic crossing the George Washington Bridge? That was awesome.”), I was in my cyberbullying element. But in between “liking” his statuses about having too much homework and posting random videos of fat girls running on treadmills with the caption “you never told me your girlfriend did YouTube videos!”, I noticed a strange trend. My News Feed started to become dominated by Nolanrelated stories, and they definitely had a titular theme to them. Nolan became a fan of “Megan Fox” Nolan became a fan of “Hooters” Nolan wrote on “Hooters” wall: “Hell yea I want some buffalo wings!!1!” Nolan became a fan of “I Hated when other girls think their breast are bigger than JWOWWS” Was my little brother becoming a man electronically, right before my very eyes? A man who clearly prefers his women with ample sweater puppies? Suddenly, I was transported back to my middle school days, recalling each and every miniscule memory. What if I had live-tweeted my sixth grade ice cream social? What if I joined Facebook groups entirely based on my borderline creepy obsession

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with finding a Britney Spears nipple slip video? After digging up what briefly served as my electronic journal (basically a Word document where I wrote about all the girls I had crushes on), I decided to share some choice excerpts with all of you and see whether my brother’s Facebook shenanigans were really all that different from my cataloguing of my middle school experiences. Sept. 3, 2000 Wazzzzzaaaaaaaap journalIt was the first day of seventh grade today. We had all-school assembly. I sat with Malcolm, Brian, Matt, Greg and Nick. Malcolm made fart noises with his hands. It was sooooo funny. But guess what? Maggie and Maria got huuuuuuuge boobs. Maria was wearing a white tank top, and you could see her bra underneath. Brian threw a pen at Maggie, and she called him an idiot. It was awesome. Well I gotta go watch “Batman,” so I’ll talk to you later journal. -Kevin Oct. 27, 2000 Howdy ho journalThis week was awesome. I did all my homework super early, so I got to go to Nick’s house. I told my mom we were playing outside, but we watched “Billy Madison” instead.

Adam Sandler drinks and sees penguins, and his teacher was hot, just like my geography teacher, Ms. Shea. It’s my favorite movie ever. And guess what? I got invited to a Halloween party at Kelly’s house. She said she’s going to be Little Red Riding Hood. I hope Little Red Riding Hood wore a tank top. She has big boobs. -Kevin Nov. 1, 2000 Sup journalGuess what?!? I had the best night of my life the other night! We were at Kelly’s playing Spin the Bottle, and I kissed her three times! Then I was going to get a soda, and Kelly asked if I wanted to listen to her Sugar Ray CD. I said yes, because Sugar Ray kicks ass. But when we went to her room, we started kissing, with tongues! After the CD finished we stopped kissing, and she let me feel her boobs. They were so soft and awesome. It was that moment I knew I was in love. I gotta go gel my hair now, I’m going to watch “She’s All That” at Kelly’s later. That’s code for more awesome boobage. :) -Kevin Was your middle school life defined by Axe Body Spray, switchblade combs and sweet zip-off pants? E-mail Kevin more middle school memories at

viviendo en el infierno CAITLIN GATH lady gagath ¿Hay alguien a quien realmente le guste vivir con otras personas? Porque en mi opinión es la experiencia más incómoda que un estudiante de universidad tiene que soportar. En un mundo perfecto, compartir un piso con alguien es un idea estupenda: ellos o ellas te dan la posibilidad de pagar menos por el alquiler y las facturas se reducen notablemente. Por supuesto también es agradable cuando alguien está en casa cuando llegas a tu apartamento después de un día largo de clases. También ellos pueden elevar tu vida social, porque en realidad las fiestas no son divertidas con solamente una persona. Incluso, cabe la posibilidad

de que los compañeros de cuarto lleguen a ser tus mejores amigos. Mientras todos estos casos son perfectamente posibles, a mi nunca me han pasado. En mis cuatro años viviendo en la ciudad de Madison, he tenido la mala suerte de tener que vivir con las peores chicas de esta universidad. Ya sabes al tipo de chicas que me refiero —las chicas que entran en casa y van a su cuarto inmediatamente, y que actúan como si ellas fuesen el centro del mundo porque el resto del universo necesita atenderles en todo momento. El colmo de esta situación ocurrió el año pasado con dos chicas, a quien yo llamaré Anastasia y Drusilla (sí, esos nombres son los mismos que en la película Cenicienta) para proteger sus identidades. No diría que en este caso yo soy Cenicienta, pero en momentos dados si que llegaban a parecerse a la bruja malvada. A y D eran pesadas y arrogan-

tes, siempre hablaban de como no podían vivir la una sin la otra. Está claro que las chicas, en general, son conocidas por actuar —en términos desagradables—como unas auténticas zorras, ¡pero estas chicas se llevaban la palma! Sin embargo, la cosa que más me molestaba era el hecho de que ellas fueran tan o más sucias que un chico y que no les importase para nada vivir en la mugre, con migas y platos sucios y comida asquerosa en el fregadero, día, tras día y tras día. No quiero sonar como una niñata pero me gusta cuando el apartamento—el único lugar que yo puedo llamar mío—está limpio. Por este motivo, mi trabajo era limpiar y hacer los quehaceres para que nuestro apartamento no fuera un basurero. Sé que tendría que tener más paciencia pero hubo cosas que me sacaron de quicio. Como cuando por ejemplo ellas se fueron a Florida durante una

semana y dejaron toda la basura de una fiesta en la cocina, o cuándo ellas cambiaron todos los objetos del apartamento al azar después de que yo lo limpiara todo, o cuándo nos mudamos del apartamento y mi madre y yo tuvimos que limpiarlo de arriba abajo para no perder el dinero del depósito de seguridad. No quiero decir que yo sea la compañera de piso perfecta, pero de verdad que solo puedo esperar que todos vosotros tengáis mucha más suerte que yo en buscar un compañero de piso que no sea sólo un amigo, pero mucho más. Y un consejo para todos: escoged una persona con la que podáis comunicaros, y lo más importante, no tengáis miedo a decir cómo os sentís se cuándo la situación no está en vuestro favor. ¿Quieres vivir con Caitlin el semestre que viene? Está buscando compañeras y compañeros de piso. Envíale un e-mail a

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Group asks USDA to further investigate UW animal research Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an animal rights organization, wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking him to further investigate several animal research laboratories across the nation for alleged animal abuse, including those at UW-Madison. In the letter, Michael Budkie, executive director of SAEN, cited examples of animal deaths at 18 institutions nationally. According to Budkie, these deaths were because of those institutions’ failure to follow animal care protocols. He also said he believes the U.S. Department of Agriculture has not done enough to punish those institutions for the deaths that have occurred. “It is clear that the current system does not involve penalties which are sufficient to act as

deterrents to future violations,” he said in the letter. Budkie specifically cited UW-Madison and an incident on campus involving a primate death because of alleged negligence. In December, the USDA issued UW-Madison 20 citations for sanitation, ventilation and enclosure violations. The USDA, however, dismissed these violations in late January, but Budkie said he felt this second investigation was not thorough enough. “These violations include incidents which caused extreme pain and suffering to the animals, and taken their lives,” he said in the letter. “But [USDA] enforcement actions have been utterly insufficient to bring the facility into compliance.” —Kelsey Gunderson

Doyle loans Wis. companies nearly $2 million for jobs Gov. Jim Doyle announced nearly $2 million in loans for Wisconsin companies Friday. Logistics Health Inc. in La Crosse received a $1.5 million loan, and biotech company Minitube of America is set to receive $370,000. The loans were given to encourage job creation at each company. LHI is expected to create 290 new full-time jobs with the funds, and Minitube is expected to create 136 new positions. State Rep. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, who announced the loans with Doyle, said the 290 new full-time employees at LHI will each receive an average wage of $18 per hour. “LHI has proven to be an innovative leader in health services. The growing demand for LHI’s services is a testament to the strength of this

edgewater from page 1 not build any closer than 140 feet from the shoreline of Lake Mendota. However, the Plan Commission is granting an exception in this case, allowing the potential new tower to be built the same distance from Lake Mendota as the existing hotel—16 feet. According to Robert Dunn, president of Hammes Co., completing the project requires a balancing act between “complicated issues.” “Oftentimes it feels like any one issue or any one voice may have a tendency to tip the scale out of balance,” he said. Many Mansion Hill residents have been vocal in opposition to the proposal, saying the tower would block the lake view and not blend in with the existing neighborhood. Other citizens have spoken in favor of the redevelopment as a way to attract tourists and create jobs. “Also, the lake access created by the new development is des-

company and the dedication and hard work of all the LHI employees,” she said in a statement. Minitube currently has 120 employees and is part of Wisconsin’s $8.7 billion bioscience industry. According to a statement from Doyle’s office, Wisconsin welcomed eight new biotech companies to the state in the past four months. Both loans were provided through the Wisconsin Development Fund by the Department of Commerce. According to Shilling, the WDF has contributed to encouraging economic growth in businesses across Wisconsin. Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee were not available for comment. —Sarah Zipperle perately needed,” Eagon said. However, if the council is unable to overturn the Landmarks Commission decision and grant Hammes Co. a certificate of appropriateness at its Feb. 23 and 24 meetings, it will be extremely difficult for the project to move forward. Maniaci remains skeptical of the council’s ability to overturn the commission’s decision. “There’s nothing in terms of the design that’s changed that really changes the standards and the criteria to which the council would look to override Landmarks [Commission’s decision],” she said.

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asm from page 1 responsible for leading and organizing ASM interns. Several members said they felt they could not justify that the position was worth the $57,000, with many saying it no longer fit in with ASM’s current direction and does not affect the general student population. Committee members also added $8,000 to the budget to create shared governance director positions to assist the current Shared Government chair, who oversees ASM’s grassroots committees that work most closely with the students on campus. “This speaks to the core of what we at the student government are here to do, work on behalf of the students,” Matt Manes, SSFC secretary, said. The committee also approved budgets for UW-Madison organizations receiving General Student Services Funds, which were decided last semester by SSFC.

doyle from page 1 criticized the bill, saying it will cost the state more jobs than it aims to create and placing the cost burden on taxpayers. “At this time, Wisconsin has lost over 163,000 jobs, and this legislation is expected to cost the state another 43,000 jobs. This is

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SSFC Chair Brandon Williams led the conference committee making the final decision on ASM’s internal budget.

not the answer to Wisconsin’s job issue,” state Rep. Phil Montgomery, R-Green Bay, said in an e-mail. According to a statement from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, a business lobbying group, over 3,000 business leaders in Wisconsin have signed a petition in opposition to the global warming bill.

“As energy prices go up, we lose manufacturing jobs that provide the highest wages and best benefits … The Legislature should scrap the bill and look for alternatives that do not increase energy prices or cause job loss,” James Haney, WMC president, said. Montgomery said the legislation is expected to cost nearly $20 billion.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

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By John Liesveld

Yes, Google, we’d like fast Internet MELISSA GRAU opinion columnist


or those of you who know me, the fact that I’m writing about anything having to do with technology is quite a jaw-dropper. According to my “tech-savvy” friends and acquaintances, I am quite “tech-crappy.” When my printer doesn’t work, my attempts to fix it include name-calling, kicking and the silent treatment. It is currently resenting me for this abuse and refusing to print off my term papers.

This is not just evolution of the Internet, but a revolution.

Today in The Soapbox, The Daily Cardinal’s new opinion blog, see some suggestions for the name of the new Union South, since apparently “Big Hole in the Ground That Will Eventually Become a Building Nobody Really Uses” is too long. Check out more posts online at and click on “The Soapbox”

My relationship with my computer, on the other hand, is significantly more mature, and I tote that thing with me like my own baby. Although I do not understand my computer, thus earning the technology-deficient title, I will undoubtedly seek counseling if it ever crashes. Growing up in the Information Age, I think a lot of college students can relate to dependency on computers and the Internet. We grew up having everything we could want, and as our wants matured, so did computer technology. It is a memory of the good ol’ days when my 7-yearold self waited 10 minutes expectantly in front of the massive computer screen as the Internet connection dialed up. Then, as instant messaging became cool with the kids, Internet speed and quality increased. The summer of freedom when I turned 16 and got my driver’s license was also when I escaped the binding desktop computer and got a laptop. Now at college, because of the improvements of the university’s 21st Century Network Upgrade Project, I can access wireless Internet wherever I choose to go on campus to either do homework, or more likely watch another episode of “Friends.” Needless to say, I have been satisfied and complacent with the current form of Internet at each stage in my life, viewing glitches as minor waves in the ocean of technology. So why am I all worked up about Google’s experiments in ultrahigh-speed broadband networks? Because Madison is a contending community for testing Internet speeds 100 times faster than what we are currently experiencing. Obviously this would be an improvement to the crashing, slow and frustrating Charter Communications, but what truly is all the hype about faster Internet? It doesn’t seem like anything new because people have come to expect technology

to always become bigger and better. Well, after an informational visit to the DoIT Tech Store, I’ve seen this project with new eyes. This is not just evolution of the Internet, but a revolution. Those good folks at DoIT explained everything to a confused yet amused me, starting with, “Well, there’s this magical thing called the ‘Internet.’” I eventually learned about fiberoptic networks, pipes, UW’s internet networks and improvements, connecting residential areas, Charter and what 1 gigabit per second (what Google is promising) would be like. With speeds like these, I’m beginning to envision the future world depicted in sci-fi movies becoming a reality. And not just for our grandkids, but before I graduate from college. The example Google uses to demonstrate a future possibility is having a 3-D doctor’s appointment with a specialist in New York while you sit at home in Oklahoma with granny. The DoIT Tech Store and I envisioned downloading movies like “Avatar” in two minutes and viewing the 3-D wonder the way James Cameron intended. Yet the biggest possibility is unknown. Google wants to see “next-generation apps” and “new deployment techniques,” but even this innovative company admits they cannot imagine all the possibilities. One possibility I’m imagining is a better economy with potentially unlimited job creation. With such high-fiber networks serving so many people, new infrastructure will be needed. Current pipes are probably not big enough to provide a whole residential area with those types of speeds, and copper wires will eventually have to be replaced with fiber light wiring.

With speeds like these, I’m beginning to envision the future world depicted in sci-fi movies becoming a reality.

Also, innovation inspires more innovation. With our generation so dependent on technology, other industries, like the entertainment industry, will have to translate new inventions to the Internet to keep up with Google and future demand. Heck, fashion could even play a part by creating new lines of 3-D glasses. I won’t want people confusing me for tech-savvy when I’m sporting the 3-D look. I still may not be a DoIT dudette, but I appreciate greatness, and Google’s developments can achieve greatness. We are standing on the edge of something truly revolutionary, and I hope Madison qualifies to make the jump. Melissa Grau is a freshman intending to major in secondary education and communication arts. Please send all responses to


Monday, February 22, 2010


‘Last Days’ merely scratches surface, lacks exploration By Lauren Fuller

Although Merullo may be trying to twist the plot to withhold Because so much about important information that could Cuba, its people and its poli- ruin the suspense aspect of the tics remains novel, his style BOOK REVIEW u n k n o w n leaves the reader to many confused. The Americans, novel loses a litthere exists tle of its interest, potential for a no longer seemgreat political ing realistic. and conspiracy As it turns thriller. Roland out, the assassiMerullo saw nation does not this potential rely on Perez and ran with it in his latest alone. She ends up working with novel, “Fidel’s Last Days.” someone deep within Castro’s The plot centers around a plan inner circle: Carlos Gutierrez. The to assassinate Castro before he dies Minister of Health, Gutierrez also of old age, preventing the regime acts as Castro’s personal physician. from naming a successor and allow- The doctor becomes intimately ing the opportunity for a new form involved in the assassination plot, of government to come into place. risking his life as well as those of Behind this plot is White Orchid, a his wife and their children. After privately run, secret organization. he sees what Castro’s regime is really about—the torture, famine and oppressive conditions—he believes such risks are worth it. Roland Merullo saw this While the novel becomes potential and ran with it in more interesting with the added his latest novel, ‘Fidel’s danger of Gutierrez’s situation, Last Days.’ there is something missing. It’s partly the lack of description in Merullo’s narrative, making it nearly impossible for the readers Merullo does not divulge to fully visualize the novel. many of the inner workings of the White Orchid, which is for the best, since the group can, at times, seem more like a The novel loses a little of spin-off of the anti-Nazi group its interest, no longer the White Rose than a fearseeming realistic. some undercover network. To assassinate Castro, the White Orchid relies on Carolina Perez, a former CIA agent. Perez was too focused on Cuba to continue workAnother issue is that the charing for the U.S. government, which acters are not used to their full is understandable given the fact that potential, especially in the case Perez’s uncle, Roberto Anzar, is an of Gutierrez. Merullo places extremely wealthy political figure in Gutierrez in a unique position to Miami’s anti-Castro Cuban immi- explore post-revolutionary Cuba, grant community. the subject of mystery for the U.S., Perez is ordered by the but the author only scratches the White Orchid to sneak poison surface with this plotline. into Cuba in a tube of lipstick. To put it plainly, “Fidel’s Here the novel becomes com- Last Days” comes close, but no plicated for no apparent reason. Cuban cigar.



Although Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated release, ‘Shutter Island,’ features a drawn-out plot and extensive over-analysis, Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance as U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is phenomenal.

Scorsese stumbles on slow-moving ‘Shutter’ By Katie Foran-McHale THE DAILY CARDINAL

Director Martin Scorsese attracts audiences with a creepily promising premise in his long-awaited new release, “Shutter Island.” The attraction to solving the film’s mystery lasts well into its second half, but the resolution is annoyingly groan-producing and contrived. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) are sent to a mental institution for the criminally insane in search of an escaped patient. The institution is on Shutter Island, near Boston Harbor, signifying that the patient could not have gone too far. As DiCaprio’s dark past is revealed, however, we realize his trip to the island involves ulterior motives, and in return, he gets more than he bargained for. Although Scorsese is more or less successful in establishing the pervading creepiness that haunts a good portion of the film, a lot of the time it’s with a melodramatic awkwardness that is difficult to avoid. An over-the-top dramatic score accompanies the scene introducing the audience and DiCaprio to the island, which at the time appears to be relatively normal; random shots and hallucinations of war feature smiling dead women of DiCaprio’s past and present; an unnecessary and disturbing flashback contains completely unset-

tling dialogue. Unsurprisingly, DiCaprio gives a stellar performance as the suspecting, emotionally involved U.S. marshal, capturing every emotion from unyielding skepticism to violent anger to uncontrollable grief with ease. Supporting performances and cameos by Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson are outstanding as well, creating enough intrigue to fuel the narrative forward, at least before the final few scenes. The film’s greatest flaw lies in its unpleasantly labored twist. A suspension of disbelief exists within every good film, in which the audience believes implausible happenings in the film’s world if enough realism accompanies them. This suspension survives throughout most of the movie— even through the melodrama and seemingly supernatural hallucinations—but one moment ruins it all, forcing audiences to question whether it ever was rightfully present in the first place. The majority of the film shows promise in suspense and manipulation, but the horribly contrived twist could have (and should have) been approached more subtly. All but one scene after the twist provide the audience with an abundance of “flashing arrows,” or blatant, sometimes obnoxious explanations of the film world’s

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actual reality and psychological clarifications. Redemption almost occurs in the partially ambiguous conclusion, but unfortunately, the damage has been done. Scorsese keeps certain aspects that have led critics and theorists to brand him as an auteur (i.e. stylized violence, the morally ambiguous protagonist) but strays a little from his more recent projects with this move into the film noir thriller genre. “Taxi Driver” and “Cape Fear” proved his authority over the thriller, but certain elements that made those projects successful—for instance, trusting the audience enough to let them draw their own conclusions—are placed convolutedly into “Shutter Island,” causing it to fall short of his usual level of excellence. This isn’t to say the movie should be completely disregarded. Its initial premise and mystery are tantalizing with shady explanations and character development, but the attempt to keep this attraction going fails with overanalysis and a drawn-out story.


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Being different can be dangerous: On average, right handed people live nine years longer than lefties.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Burning Toast

Today’s Sudoku

Evil Bird

By Caitlin Kirihara

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Ludicrous Linguistics Classic

By Celia Donnelly

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

The Graph Giraffe Classic

By Yosef Lerner

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First in Twenty

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Washington and the Bear

By Derek Sandberg


Women’s Hockey



Sophomore forward Brooke Ammerman and Wisconsin became the first team this season to defeat the Gophers on their home ice.

Badgers take two points at UM This past weekend the No. 8 Wisconsin women’s hockey team traveled to Minneapolis for a pair of border battle showdowns with the No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers and came out with a split. Friday, the Badgers earned an overtime victory, beating the Gophers 4-3 on sophomore forward Carolyne Prevost’s goal in the extra frame. However, the Badgers didn’t fare as well the following night, falling 3-2 in disappointing fashion. Friday night the Gophers started fast and got out to the early advantage. Minnesota sophomore forward Sarah Erickson scored just 32 seconds into the game. Two minutes later, freshman Sam Downey scored for Minnesota to put to the Gophers up 2-0. Despite the early two-goal deficit, the Badgers were able to battle back. With 43 seconds left in the first period, Wisconsin sophomore forward Brooke Ammerman scored to cut the Minnesota lead in half. The Badgers then came out strong for the second period with senior captain Jasmine Giles leading the way. Three minutes into the period, Giles took a pass from junior forward Mallory Deluce and fed it to Ammerman. Ammerman gave it back to Giles on the give and go, and Giles tied the game on the breakaway goal. On a power play later in the period, Giles put the Badgers on top after taking the puck from behind the net and backhanding it into the goal to give the Badgers a one-goal lead. The score would remain that way until the waning seconds of the third period. With Wisconsin still up one late in the game, Minnesota pulled its goalie in favor of an extra attacker. The Gophers capitalized, as junior forward Emily West tied the game with only

hockey from page 8 Davies started the scoring barrage on the Badgers’ first power play of the game, rocketing a rebound past Huskie freshman goaltender Mike Lee to tie the game at 1. “We just played like the way we’ve been playing all year,” Davies said. “[Friday] night we got away from that a little bit, we put the puck in the net [Saturday].” While Davies’ goal helped set the tone for Wisconsin, his lone assist set up the most crucial score of the night. Fresh off a St. Cloud score that cut the Wisconsin lead to 3-2 with less than a minute left in the second period, Davies fired a cross-ice pass to fellow senior forward Ben Street, who made


Balanced attack keys victory By Scott Kellogg



Men’s Basketball


By Ryan Evans

Monday, February 22, 2010

17 seconds left on the clock. However, the end this night belonged to Wisconsin. In the final minute of overtime, Deluce carried the puck up the ice and beat a defender before dishing to Prevost in the crease. Prevost was able to tip the puck through the five hole for the game winner. The victory secured home ice advantage in the first round of the WCHA tournament for the Badgers and was the first loss on home ice all year for the Gophers. The following night it was the Badgers starting quickly, as Giles netted her third goal of the series off a pass from Deluce to give the Badgers the early lead about a minute and a half into the game. The Gophers knotted the game at 1 with just under eight minutes to play in the first period on a power play goal from sophomore defenseman Anne Schleper. But the Badgers responded. Three minutes later, Deluce found the back of the net after Giles took the puck up the ice and found her on the backdoor to give Wisconsin the 2-1 lead. That was how the score remained until late in the third period. With just over five minutes left in the game and the Gophers on a power play, Minnesota sophomore defenseman Kelly Seeler fired a slap shot that found its way past Badger senior goalie Alannah McCready for the equalizer. Then, with just under two minutes left in the game, Minnesota senior forward Chelsey Jones found the puck in a scramble and put it in for the game winner. The win gave Minnesota its second straight WCHA title. With the series split, the Badgers finished fourth in the WCHA and will face Ohio State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. — contributed to this report. a nice move on Lee and slid the puck into the open net as time expired in the period. “I got pretty lucky, but it felt good because they scored in the last minute and it seemed like the momentum was shifting their way to go into the locker room,” Street said. The Badgers added three more goals in the third period to clinch a 74 victory and a series split. Although Saturday’s win was impressive, Street stressed the importance of consistency as the Badgers approach the WCHA and NCAA tournaments. “Overall on the weekend that’s not really going to get it done,” Street said. “Especially coming down to the end here if you don’t win Friday you don’t play Saturday.”

Much has been made of Wisconsin’s recent propensity to rely on long-distance shooting. Entering Sunday’s game against a much smaller Northwestern team, along with junior forward Jon Leuer playing his first home game since his injury, the Badgers had an opportunity to return to a more balanced offense, and they did that with enough success to hold off the Wildcats yesterday. In Wisconsin’s last two losses against Illinois and Minnesota, the Badgers averaged 29.5 3-point attempts per game. The Badgers needed to trade some of those 3point shots for better looks closer to the basket, and for the most part, they did that yesterday.

“The first half we weren’t able to make any stops.” Bill Carmody head coach NU Men’s Basketball

Wisconsin set the tone in the beginning of the first half, opting for shots from short- and mid-range distance. A layup by sophomore guard Jordan Taylor to open the scoring for Wisconsin, followed by two mid-range jumpers by junior forward Keaton Nankivil and another jumper inside the arc by senior guard Trevon Hughes, accounted for the Badgers’ first eight points. Free throws by Taylor and junior forward Jon Leuer and made shots by Leuer and freshman forward Ryan Evans gave Wisconsin a 16-12 lead with

14:25 remaining in the first half. At this point, the Badgers were perfect from the field, and without one 3point attempt. Wisconsin maintained its early success throughout the half, finishing it with unbelievable efficiency from inside the arc, shooting 10-for-11. But by no means did the Badgers abandon the 3. Wisconsin attempted nine 3-point shots in the half, not a low figure at all. But the majority of the attempts came with the shooter in space, and as a result, the Badgers finished the first half shooting 56 percent from outside the arc. Another element of the game Wisconsin improved on during the first half Sunday was its ability to get to the line, which is an inevitable product from increased aggressiveness around the basket. After shooting seven foul shots in the loss to Minnesota, the Badgers shot nine in the first half alone against Northwestern. Playing a better offensive half for Wisconsin would have been near impossible. The Badgers completed the first half shooting 15-of-20 from the floor, 5-of-9 from 3-point range and 8-of-9 from the foul line, resulting in a 43-29 halftime lead for UW. “The first half we weren’t able to make any stops,” Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody said. In the second half, Wisconsin got away from its first-half approach a little, showing less discipline from behind the arc. Senior guard Trevon Hughes and Taylor each made poor decisions, shooting 3-pointers from well behind the arc and sometimes with defenders in their faces. Wisconsin made two 3-point shots on 11 attempts in the second half. Some of Wisconsin’s offensive deficiency, however, should be attributed to Northwestern’s defense. Northwestern went into its 1-3-1

look early in the first half, but in the second half took it to another level, extending the zone up to half-court, and Wisconsin had trouble finding quality shots and making smart decisions with the ball. In the middle of the second half, the Badgers turned the ball over three times in under two minutes, an uncharacteristic development for Wisconsin. Northwestern ran a full-court press a good portion of the game as well, and as the Wildcats scored more during the TAYLOR second half, they had more chances to use the press, which clearly bothered the Badgers. Finally during crunch time with the score tight, Wisconsin made better decisions with the ball and got just enough offensive production to squeak out a 70-63 win. One of the most telling possessions of the game came during its final stretch, when after moving the ball well, Taylor settled for a long 3point attempt that came up short. But the Badgers were fortunate enough to control the rebound, and after resetting, senior guard Jason Bohannon chose to send an entry pass deep into the post to Leuer, who was immediately fouled. That possession showed clearly how advantageous looking inside can be, especially during the final minutes of the game. “You get tentative against what they do,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. “The shots get a little bit tougher. We went through quite a stretch there where we weren’t quite getting shots where we were stepping into the perimeter shots or touching the post enough. But finally down the stretch, we did.”

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Men’s Hockey

Badgers split weekend series against Huskies RECAP By Justin Dean THE DAILY CARDINAL

It was a case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this weekend for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team, which rebounded from one of its worst efforts of the season to salvage a series split with No. 4 St. Cloud State. The No. 3 Badgers (14-7-3 WCHA, 19-8-4 overall) got off to

a slow start Friday night and never seemed to recover on their way to a 5-1 loss. St. Cloud led 1-0 after the first period before junior forward Derek Stepan rifled a one-timer from senior forward Michael Davies past junior Huskie goaltender Dan Dunn to tie the game at 1 at the start of the second period. Stepan added a goal and three assists Saturday to finish the weekend series with five points. St. Cloud stormed back two


Sophomore forward Derek Stepan and the Badgers could not take an important home series against St. Clould State.

minutes later when junior goaltender Scott Gudmandson gambled and lost, trying to prevent a Huskie breakaway. Wandering from his crease to clear the puck out of the Wisconsin zone, Gudmandson popped the puck into the possession of Huskie junior forward Garrett Roe, who breezed to an easy goal. “If I didn’t go out and play that puck, he would have been on a clearcut breakaway,” Gudmandson said. “If I were to do it again I probably would have gone out and tried to fire that.” Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves refused to place the blame on Gudmandson for the play, but conceded that the goal took the raucous home crowd out of the game. “[The fans] were into it, and it hurt, it was one of our errors that cost us a goal,” Eaves said. Wisconsin largely outplayed St. Cloud for the remainder of the game but failed to convert on its ample scoring opportunities. The Huskies, meanwhile, snuck in two goals in the last two minutes of the second period to go up 4-1 and cruised to a lopsided 5-1 victory. The start of Saturday night’s game wasn’t much of an improvement, as St. Cloud scored just over a minute into the game to go up 1-0. This time, however, the explosive Badger offense fought right back behind a tremendous effort from the seven seniors playing their final regular-season game at the Kohl Center. hockey page 7

Street’s buzzer beater proved to be valuable ANALYSIS By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL

For just a moment, senior forward Ben Street seemed all alone on the ice. The lone senior to not participate in a pregame Senior Night celebration found himself racing away from the pack with the final seconds of the second period draining away and only St. Cloud State’s freshman goalie Mike Lee standing between him and a twogoal lead going into the third. Lee barreled out of the net, and Street saw his chance, made a move to his left and muscled a shot toward the goal as Lee took his legs out from under him. The puck found the net as the period ended, and the referees went to video review to see if it really made it in time. The final verdict: The puck crossed as the clock rolled from 0.2 to 0.1 seconds. “I knew I didn’t have very much time, and I was actually thinking I was going to have to shoot it pretty early,” Street said. “When I looked up, the goalie was charging at me, so I figure I could probably make a move on him and then get an open net. Luckily I was able to hold onto the puck kind of while I was falling down and slide it in.” That goal, set up by a perfect breakout pass from fellow senior

forward Michael Davies, gave the Badgers a 4-2 lead, dissipated the No. 4 Huskies’ momentum and provided a turning point in Wisconsin’s 7-4 win. St. Cloud had scored less than a minute earlier but spent the whole third period playing catch-up and could never equal the home team on the scoreboard. St. Cloud State head coach Bob Motzko saw it in more dire terms, calling Street’s tally “probably the nail in our coffin.” “Luckily I was able to hold onto the puck kind of while I was falling down and slide it in.” Ben Street senior forward UW Men’s Hockey

Street, however, was not the only senior to shine in his final regular-season game in the Kohl Center. All seven seniors scored, and they combined for four goals and six assists, sharing the team’s Hard Hat Award for effort. Two notable goals came from senior forwards Aaron Bendickson and Andy Bohmbach, a duo not relied upon for goal scoring, as they provided the Badgers’ breathing room late in the third. The symmetry of getting that production from every senior was

somewhat unexpected, but the seeds of such an ideal night for the departing players were planted earlier in the day. “We were talking about it before the game, it would be pretty cool if we all scored but the odds of that are not too good,” Davies said. “It’s a big way to leave, and we’ve all had a great experience here, and now it’s going to be sad to leave this place.” For Street the Senior Night process was just a bit different. The fifth-year player participated in the Senior Night festivities last season, limping onto the ice due to a devastating knee that ended his season in midOctober and forced him to take a medical redshirt. He made a remarkable recovery, however, and has been a key leader for the Badgers’ top-5 team. “Last year [on senior night] obviously I didn’t have to play. It was a pretty emotional day, because I didn’t really know what was going to happen,” Street said. “Tonight I just decided to make the most of it. There’s no point in kind of being disappointed that it’s the last home game or anything like that. Just try to seize the moment, make the best of it.” And after five years in Cardinal and White, scoring a goal he called one of the most significant of his career seems to qualify as the moment he’d like to leave the Kohl Center with.

Men’s Basketball


Senior guard Jason Bohannon turned in an impressive offensive performance for Wisconsin, shooting 6-of-9 from the field.

Wisconsin survives close call with Northwestern RECAP By Nick Schmitt THE DAILY CARDINAL

It’s hard not to look sloppy and sometimes foolish against Northwestern’s signature 1-3-1 defense, but thanks to a strong first half, No. 14 Wisconsin (10-5 Big Ten, 20-7 overall) was able to hold on and top the Wildcats 70-63. A lead that was as high as 14 in the second half shrunk to one after Northwestern junior guard Michael Thompson slashed into the lane and managed to get an easy layup. With three minutes remaining and the Badgers up 6261, they needed to do one thing, protect the ball. On Wisconsin’s next possession the Wildcats (6-9 Big Ten, 17-10 overall) sent sophomore guard Jordan Taylor to the line. He knocked down both, and following a missed layup by NU sophomore forward John Shurna on the other end, a scrum for the rebound resulted in junior forward Jon Leuer with a chance at the charity stripe. It was one of few mistakes by Shurna, who led Northwestern with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting. Leuer, back for only his second game since wrist surgery, still had some cobwebs to shake loose. He missed three consecutive free throws with a chance to put the game away, but made up for it by blocking Thompson’s layup with 11 seconds remaining. “The block was just trying to make up for all those free throws I missed. I don’t know what I was thinking there,” Leuer said. “I just felt I had to make a play, and I saw Thompson penetrate, and I felt I could get over there quick enough, and I did.” Leuer finished with 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting and four rebounds in 22 minutes. The Wildcats went on to miss their final three shots. Wisconsin sealed the victory with two made

free throws by senior guard Jason Bohannon and then two more from senior guard Trevon Hughes. The Badgers’ incredibly hot start forced Northwestern’s head coach Bill Carmody to shift around his defensive strategy. Wisconsin shot 75 percent in the first half, its highest single-half shooting percentage of the year. “We started out in a match-up, and they hit their first nine shots, so we had to change that,” Carmody said. “We played some 1-3-1 in the first half, and they still made about half of them. I thought we just needed to be a little more aggressive coming from the wings, from [Drew] Crawford and Shurna.” Carmody adjusted by extending the 1-3-1 to put more pressure on Hughes, Bohannon and Taylor. The Badgers had nine turnovers in the second half alone, a number they usually have for an entire game. “That was the best I’ve seen Northwestern play its half-court defense,” head coach Bo Ryan said. “They were reading well, they were flying, they were very attentive to detail. They’re better at that now.” The hot shooting hit a serious rut in the second half, mainly because of the Wildcats’ stingy defense. The Badgers shot just 26 percent but hit 23 of 26 free throws, which allowed them to maintain control. Wisconsin has seen a few of its double-digit leads erased before, most notably the lead it had against Illinois. Bohannon continued his elite level of play from the last five games. He hasn’t been held to under 15 points since the close loss at Purdue Jan. 28 and finished with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting to lead the team. “Wisconsin is a tough team. They had a nice lead on us,” Carmody said. “They were playing extremely well, and usually teams make runs, and they were able to hold us off.”

The Daily Cardinal - February 22, 2010  

The Daily Cardinal - February 22, 2010