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Overworked, stressed faculty fight burnout By Bremen Keasey SENIOR STAFF WRITER


UW-Madison will transition solely to Canvas by June 1, discontinuing its use of Moodle and Desire2Learn.

UW transition to Canvas will create ‘consistency’ By Lawrence Andrea CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR

If you’ve logged in to Learn@ UW recently, you may have noticed that each one of your classes is listed under the same software. Over the past 18 months, UW-Madison has been working to transition from using three learning management systems — Desire2Learn, Moodle and Canvas — to just one, Canvas, by June 1. According to Brian Rust, communications director for the Department of Information and Technology, using a single software will create “consistency and

familiarity” for students and faculty, regardless of the variety of courses they either take or teach. This is beneficial, according to UW-Madison freshman Jai Khanna, who has the Canvas application on his phone. “Compared to any other application, Canvas is much better because it is on my phone as well,” he said. “I have all my courses handy, and I can check any of them whenever I want.” Rust also noted the open nature of Canvas and the ease with which the university can access student data on the software. While learning management

systems usually provide universities with student-performance metadata that they analyze to determine how to help students succeed in their courses, this information was not accessible on Desire2Learn. To solve this issue, UW-Madison helped found Unizin, a higher education association of universities — including nine Big Ten universities — who wanted to own and manage their own instruction software, according to Rust. Rust said the association

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Is the local economy growing? Check the sky. By Max Bayer CITY NEWS EDITOR

The Dane County Regional Airport had the most usage in its history in 2017. The more than 1.9 million passengers traversing the terminals marked the fourth consecutive year of growth. As of December 2017, Dane County’s unemployment rate was 1.9 percent, tied for the lowest in the state. To those who focus on southcentral Wisconsin’s economy, the airport is both a cause and effect of the region’s economic boom. “It kind of becomes a mutually reinforcing situation where as the airport expands its service opportunities, we likely have an opportunity to grow businesses within Madison and in turn as those businesses grow, they will drive more usage of the airport,” said Matt Mikolajewski,


The airport’s recent growth has made it a vital piece of the local economy. Madison’s economic development director. “On many, many levels, we benefit from a very well-run airport,” he added. The way Madison and the surrounding area benefits is clear: A robust and well-maintained air-

port is an attraction to prospective companies, and local officials have invested accordingly. In the city’s official proposal for Amazon’s HQ2, Airport Director Bradley Livingston

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Students are well aware of the stress of their classes. In one week, they might have three midterms, a group project and a 10-page paper due. But professors and other faculty face the same stressors as students. Professors, especially those on the tenure track, overwhelmingly report feeling professionally burnt out. Initial findings of an ongoing study on faculty at Boise State University released in 2014 found that many professors reported working an average of 61 hours per week with a large portion of the time not spent teaching, but doing administrative tasks such as corresponding with students and colleagues or over email and attending meetings. Noel Radomski, a director and associate researcher for the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of

Postsecondary Education, said the hardest time for professors is the first few years. Research and grant writing are “front-loaded” into professor’s contracts. Later, however, they face an increase in their “required credits taught.” “[Universities] expect [new professors] to come in and write grants and write articles in the top journals both to publish in the best journals and to get as much research grants as possible,” Radomski said. The stress for most faculty comes from the ability to meet their three big requirements: research, teaching and university service in the form of committee work, Radomski said. Most assistant faculty have a mentor to guide them through the most stressful first few years. By that point, departments begin assessing whether an assistant professor has the

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UW-Madison program works to lessen shortage of rural mental health care By Luisa de Vogel ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR

When Rebecca Radue began her work providing psychiatry services in rural Wisconsin, she met patients who had previously driven from Green Bay to Wausau and back, just to receive psychiatric care. “There were people driving three hours north to see a psychiatrist,” Radue said. “That really stuck with me, so I wanted to train myself to work in a rural environment.” Radue is a resident in UW-Madison’s Rural Psychiatry Residency Program. The program is aimed at meeting the needs of psychiatric patients in the states most underserved regions. The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health identifies 48 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties as facing a “geography-based shortage” of mental health care providers. But Radue says the problem isn’t just the lack of mental health resources in rural counties. Psychiatrists are often under-prepared to meet the unique needs of rural populations. Poverty in rural areas is different than in urban areas, and can have significant effects on patients’ physical and mental health, according to Radue. Mental health concerns

affect all populations, but in varied ways. Because most medical schools and psychiatry programs are located at major research universities in cities, residents are often trained to handle patients in an urban setting. UW-Madison’s rural psychiatry program aims to change that, giving residents the chance to rotate through different rural clinics across the state. Additionally, because graduates often choose to live near the university they were trained at, rural counties currently see a shortage in these services, according to Art Walaszek, director of Residency Training in the UW-Madison Department of Psychiatry. “Physicians in general and psychiatrists … tend to cluster in more urban areas,” Walaszek said. “There’s kind of a mismatch between where these providers are located and where these services are needed.” Recruiting psychiatrists to work in rural settings is also difficult because of the high cost of medical school and the promise of a higher salary in an urban setting. The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health helps encourage recent graduates to work in rural environments through funding for

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

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Dust off your sneakers, soak in mental, physical benefits of running consistently this spring By Allysan Melby THE DAILY CARDINAL

With the weather finally starting to warm up again and spring break right around the corner, now is the time to dust off your Nikes and hit the ground running — literally. Maybe your beach bod isn’t ready, maybe you are the type of person who finds jogging as a form of relaxation or maybe you are trying to be more health conscious. Nonetheless, running is beneficial for your health and is a great way to stay in shape. While it is probably one of the most hated forms of exercise, why is running good for you?

to exercise throughout the day. Running is also a great way to prevent chronic diseases and improve your cardiovascular health. In 2014, seven out of 10 deaths in the United States were due to chronic diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Running also strengthens your bones and muscle mass, making you more lean and fit. The good type of cholesterol, HDL, is increased. One of the best ben-

efits for students is that running increases the number of white blood cells in the body, which in return boosts the immune system, according to RunAddicts. And the best part is... If you’re in a pinch and only have 10 minutes, you still have plenty of time to go for a run. Running is a form of exercise that can be done anywhere and at any time. Luckily, in Madison, there

are many places to go for a quick jog. If you enjoy the indoors, the makeshift gym in Ogg, the Shell or the Nat are all viable options. Better yet, if you enjoy a change of scenery, the Lakeshore Path and the Capital City State Trail both provide great views. Running can be fun if you allow it to be. Madison hosts various 5K races and runs throughout the year. Grab your friends, make a running playlist and reap the benefits of a good run.

Mental benefits How many college students can say they are not stressed at all during the semester? Midterms keep coming and stress levels keep climbing. Running is a great outlet that can improve your attitude and mindset. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular exercise in general can improve how you sleep, your mood and lower depression and anxiety levels, which in turn reduces stress levels. Running also leads to an increase in the brain’s feel-good hormones, called endorphins. This is commonly known as the runner’s high. Overall self-esteem is improved, especially when reaching goals through running, such as losing weight. The saying “look good, feel better” directly applies here. Running also sharpens your mind by increasing blood flow to the brain. Physical benefits Running is one of the best forms of exercise to lose weight, which is very beneficial for those who do not have a lot of time


Running is known to relieve stress, help you to sleep better and overall improve well-being.

Five fun, creative ways to entertain your parents when they come to visit Madison By Colleen Muraca THE DAILY CARDINAL

Each semester, students dedicate weekends to spending quality time with their parents, and both the University and Greek organizations host so-called parent’ weekends. Whether you are in Greek life or not, having your parents come to visit you in Madison can be one of the most exciting yet stressful weekends of the semester for students. Lucky for me, not only do my parents come to visit, but they take it upon themselves to make it an entire family weekend by also inviting my brother to come along. Normally, I am not a huge fan of having them all here, as it brings added pressure, but this semester, I had a positive outlook on the weekend and was determined to make the best of the short time we had together in the place that I now call home. Instead of going into the

weekend only planning bar crawls for Friday and Saturday night, I planned more events for the weekend to make for a fantastic time. Here are a few tips on how to have a great weekend with your loved ones when they come to visit you in Madison over the weekend. Shopping There are multiple malls surrounding campus, whether it be Hilldale Shopping Center or East Towne Mall. Strolling through the stores can be a great pastime for both you and your parents to enjoy. Plus, most shopping centers have restaurants that you aren’t able to try a lot because they are off campus. Treat yo’ self! The Terrace The colorful chairs that sym-

bolize UW-Madison are always a great idea for a warm fall, spring or summer day. Getting a pitcher, bringing a deck of cards or a board game to the terrace can be a great way to experience the school we all love. Plus, there is no way to beat watching the sunset over Lake Mendota! Crafts Revel Craft Bar and other canvas painting or craft stores in town serve those in the mood for all things artsy. For Revel Craft bar, you can schedule ahead of time, and you and your parent can create anything from wall art to a wooden beer holder. Comedy Club Over the past weekend, I went to the Comedy Club with my family and we had the best experience. Whether is is an 8

p.m. or 10:30 p.m. show, amazing comedians from Madison and beyond will have you and your family laughing your butts off and leaving you with a night you will be sure not to forget. Concerts or Shows Madison has many venues on and near State Street — such as the Orpheum, Overture or the Majestic — that boast underthe-radar artists and fantastic shows. It helps to plan ahead of time and look ahead to see who will be in town when your family is visiting in order to find a great show that everyone will enjoy. Whether you plan on staying in and watching Netflix in the hotel room or going out for a night on the town, your parents are there to see you. Whatever you have planned, as long as you are together, the weekend will be a success.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Court remains locked on state maps as midterms draw near


As more states face judicial challenges to their electoral maps, Wisconsin’s case could set the precedent. By Dylan Ayer STAFF WRITER

As the 2018 election cycle nears ever closer, voters are unsure of the fate of Wisconsin’s election map, which is set to be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark gerrymandering case later this year. While it is unclear whether Wisconsin’s maps will be redrawn by the midterm elections, more and more state maps are being contested in courts across the nation, from Texas to Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C. Congressional district maps are redrawn every 10 years, with the last redistricting effort taking place in 2010, when Republicans had recently taken control of the governorship under Scott Walker and seized majorities in both the state Senate and the Assembly. The impact of the state’s new map first became apparent in the 2012 election cycle, when Republicans — despite only having 48 percent of the popular vote — managed to win 60 out of 99 Assembly seats. In 2015, a group of Democratic plaintiffs challenged the map in court, under the claim that it violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection by way of representation. A lower federal court subsequently ruled that the maps were, in fact, unconstitutional, according to an empirical metric called the efficiency gap, which measures how many wasted votes a map allows. The same court later ordered lawmakers amend the maps by Nov. 1, 2017. But following the district

Canvas from page 1 allows universities more buying power and authority with whatever products or services would be licensed by the association. “[Members of the association] have free access to not only the data that is housed in the learning management system, but also the metadata regarding the use of learning management systems [and] course analytics … that would help us to be able to understand what factors into a student’s success in a class,” he said. Canvas, among other programs, comes as an added benefit of UW-Madison’s Unizin membership, Rust said.

court’s ruling, the state filed for an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, which began hearing the case late last year. The Wisconsin case is a landmark first in many ways. According to UW-Madison political science professor Barry Burden, it was the first time a federal court ever ruled that a state’s map was too partisan to be constitutional. “Although courts have repeatedly been asked to weigh in on cases about extreme partisanship, they have avoided getting involved until the [Wisconsin] case,” Burden said. Furthermore, the results could set the precedent for judicial involvement in the political process, furthering the roles of justices as instrumental to legislative action. Since the appearance of the Wisconsin case, gerrymandering cases from both Maryland and North Carolina have since been filed with the SCOTUS. The redistricting case in Maryland could have major effects on the decision of the Wisconsin case. Despite concerning only a single district, the Maryland case could provide a starting point from which to base and frame the larger reconstitution of a statewide map. “It is possible that the justices will try to resolve both cases in a single decision that provides a standard for all legislative districts,” Burden said. Recently, Pennsylvania had its own map challenged, in which the state’s supreme court ruled the district maps were unconstitutional and had them redrawn

by a nonpartisan arbiter. However, it is unlikely this decision will affect the Wisconsin case, as the map was struck down based on specific provisions in the Pennsylvania state constitution. A three-judge panel in Texas also heard arguments on that state’s map, eventually finding it violated the Voting Rights Act and was intentionally discriminatory. The Texas defendants also appealed to the Supreme Court, which refused to hear the case on the basis of partisan redistricting, but has agreed to analyze the map on the basis of purposeful racial disenfranchisement. In regards to Wisconsin’s contested map, the court is unlikely to provide this decision anytime soon. While some experts slated the case to resolve as soon as March, the Court remains in a gridlock split, 4-4 each way, with only Justice Anthony Kennedy acting as the swing vote. Experts think Kennedy’s decision will be determined by how well the plaintiffs prove purposeful partisan redistricting, what standards the court will use to judge district lines and how big a role the court should play a role in dictating legislative maps. “The arguments in the case have been pitched to win a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, so the Wisconsin case might be the best possible opportunity for people looking to end extreme partisan gerrymandering,” Burden said. And the longer the case stays deadlocked in the judiciary, the less likely the final verdict is to go into effect before the 2018 election cycle.

The transition to Canvas has received positive feedback from faculty, and faculty members can receive assistance or even have an instructional support staff make the software transition for them, according to Rust. Anne Hansen, director of undergraduate studies for the history department, said faculty members in the department have taken workshops to learn how to use Canvas. Hansen said while there “was a certain amount of panic” when professors realized the Learn@UW pages they created would no longer be available after June, the department has been making “good progress” with the transition. The level of difficulty transi-

tioning to Canvas, Hansen said, depends on what professors are doing with the software. “It has been easier, I think, when you are just using the site for readings, syllabi — a few things like that,” she said. “For people who are trying to do blended or online courses, the learning curve is much steeper, and I think those are the people who have felt that it has been quite time-consuming to make the transition.” Rust encouraged students and faculty to collect important information they may have on Desire2Learn and Moodle from previous classes before the programs are discontinued this summer.

mental health from page 1 the Health Professionals Loan Assistance Program, which helps health care providers who have served in an underserved part of the state repay student loan debt. The office also acts as an “extra set of hands” for providers seeking to fill openings at clinics in underserved areas of the state. “If there is a job opening for a psychiatrist that isn’t filling, we’ll do our best to help,” said John Eich, director of the office. “Since there is such a shortage of providers, it’s just as challenging for us, but at least we’re another set of hands and eyes to look.” The Rural Psychiatric Residency Program was started four years ago through a one-time grant from the state of Wisconsin. So far it has been able to expand

airport from page 1 wrote that more than $300 million has been invested in the airport since 2003, and air travel revenue has grown from $123 million in 2010 to $210 million in 2016. When organizations like the Madison Regional Economic Partnership are making a sales pitch to potential companies, vouching for the region’s infrastructure is a focus point. “Having the university and quality technical colleges are absolutely big advantages for us and we will continue to highlight those things along with quality of life but at the same time, we do need to keep focusing on quality infrastructure and a quality airport in particular,” said Paul Jadin, MadREP’s president.

burnout from page 1 potential to reach tenure. “If you make it past the probationary period around years four and five, you see a light at the end of the tunnel,” Radomski said. Recently, an increasing number of non-tenure track faculty have been hired, which adds its own set of stress, Radomski said. With high teaching loads and short-term contracts that are based solely on teaching performance, student evaluations have a huge impact on temporary faculty members’ job security. This can lead to teachers tailoring their classes in order to get more positive



using grants from the federal government and other state agencies. But, Walaszek said, these are short-term grants and in recent years, Medicare has stopped expanding long-term funding for psychiatry in rural areas. Currently, there are 950 patients seeking mental health care for every one provider in rural Wisconsin, compared to nearly half that in urban settings. For patients in these areas, any amount of mental health care close to home is appreciated, according to Radue. For Radue, the program has not only given her a chance to provide a vital service to underserved parts of the state, but the experience has given back to her as well. “Not only are they appreciative, but I really am too,” Radue said. “I learn so much.” Recent flight additions have made the airport, and the region as a whole, more competitive. “Having 15 of the top 25 destinations in the country now out of Madison is a big plus for us in terms of our ability to attract regional headquarters and our ability to expand all the phenomenal businesses that we have,” Jadin said. When discussing the value of the airport, Jadin said that for the average flyer, its utility may go overlooked. For those who fly multiple times a month, however, destinations matter. “Business people now have the ability to fly to D.C., to New York, to Denver and now San Francisco,” he said. “And those are the kinds of things where if you’re flying three or four times a month, you’re going to recognize the airport as an asset.” evaluations and increase likelihood for another contract. Contingent faculty, or staff not on the tenure track, made up about 70 percent of university positions, according to a 2015 Department of Education study. Universities have hired more contingent faculty because of the lower cost of these faculty who sometimes don’t have benefits or offices and earn much lower salaries, Radomski said. Radomski added that UW-Madison has better working conditions, salaries and benefits for full-time non-tenured staff and they don’t have “excessive” teaching loads like 9-12 credits per semester.


Facing demanding work loads and decreasing pay, UW-Madison faculty see mounting stress and often face professional burnout.




Thursday, March 8, 2018

‘Metal Gear Survive’ is a series low point


As the most baffling game in the most baffling series ever made, “Metal Gear Survive” has reasonable claim to the title of “Weirdest Game Ever.” But break down the forces behind its creation, and it suddenly becomes one of the most sensical, cynical business decisions made in the video game industry. Up until 2015, the “Metal Gear” franchise was headed by its original creator, Hideo Kojima. He had a justifiable reputation for being somewhat of an auteur. None of his games could be classified as entirely safe, though they all received critical praise. His sequels were overwrought and complex thematic critiques of one another. It was a series that constantly reinvented itself, often in ungraceful ways, but building one coherent canon and world out of these wildly different games was always half the fun. In 2015, Kojima left his parent company, Konami, to work on other projects. More accurately, he was pushed out. The company wanted to cut down on their game’s development division in order to focus resources on their pachinko machine gambling business. They canceled Kojima’s muchanticipated reboot from the “Silent Hill” franchise, even after a playable teaser had been released. They

also shoved “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” out the door without letting Kojima finish the last few story missions — the game did well regardless. Kojima and his creative team had no obligation to continue making more “Metal Gear” games, so leaving was the only thing that made sense. After taking a second look at their profit line, Konami decided they had some obligation to keep making more “Metal Gear” products, and “Metal Gear: Survive” is the result. In some small ways, it’s an admirable attempt to recapture what made the series special. Despite the lack of Kojima and his team, there were actually people on this project who attempted to make a good game. Even with the better efforts of some good apples, nothing can hide what this is at its core: a trendy, poorly made cash grab. The very premise of the game is torn from the pages of what a corporate boardroom probably thinks is “hip with the kids these days.” Some soldiers from “Metal Gear Solid V” are sucked into a wormhole and dropped in a parallel universe full of zombies. Every popular zombie-survival game mechanic is crammed into the game engine from “Phantom Pain,” no matter how well each mechanic fits with the original game’s build. Base building works fine, but having to stop running every 50 yards

because of a limited stamina gauge is not great, especially when the environments are massive. Hunting for natural resources like carrots to eat and water to drink work fine, but the ability to start every life-or-death animal hunt by cold-cocking critters across the jaw with your fists creates a bit of a tonal shift. Speaking of things, “Survive” inherits from its predecessor, using some old assets from “MGSV” would have been perfectly acceptable. This is a spin-off game with a smaller development team and price tag of only $40, but with the exception of some enemies, nearly every asset is taken directly from the previous game. On top of that, it somehow looks worse even though it came out three years after “The Phantom Pain.” Its environments are smaller but are still poorly rendered. Online matchmaking works well, but if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say it’s likely because the online mode of “MGSV” got sorted out a long time ago. In fact, “Survive’s” online co-op might be its best feature. It’s little more than generic, wave-based missions against hordes of the undead, but the ability to actively place barriers anywhere on the map and the need to coordinate with your fellow team members make matches quick and intense. Once or twice I found myself


“Metal Gear Survive” is now available for PS4, Xbox One and PC. actually having fun. Unfortunately, all that mode does is feed rewards back into the single player campaign. It’s worth saying some noticeable effort went into the narrative of this game. “Metal Gear” dialogue has always been kitschy: It repeats itself and calls attention to the subject matter’s absurdity. “Survive” tries to ape this style, but never goes far enough to make the story anything but a cheap imitation. There’s repetitive and goofy dialogue, but nothing as impactful as the cutscenes from “Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots.” All could be forgiven in the name of incompetence, were it not for the fact that “Survive” has brutal microtransactions. Players get one save slot for free and have to pay $10 for another. So if players finish the game and replay it with-

out deleting their old save, or if they want to have multiple avatars for the online mode, they have to pony up. To add insult to injury, each account gets four free gear loadouts in the online mode, and must then pay $3 for additional slots. This is “Survive”: a corporate plan to hook people in to a cheaply developed, mediocre multiplayer experience with a $40 base price, only so they can hike the price up later. As a total conversion mod or free expansion, this would’ve been a notable achievement. But as is, “Metal Gear Survive” is only for people who played “MGSV,” are flush with cash and want a momentary amusement. No more value was put into this creation, so you aren’t going to get any more out of it. Final Grade: D+

‘Atlanta’ season two premiere exceeds expectations By Monique Scheidler



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2018 has been Donald Glover’s year. Or maybe it’s been our year since we get to enjoy Donald Glover? In any case, whether it’s winning a Grammy in January or landing the role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo prequel, Glover has been on fire. At the top of his list of accomplishments is the creation of “Atlanta,” which premiered in 2016 and has won three Emmys to date. After a long hiatus, the show’s second season finally returned last Thursday. Last season we watched as Earn (played by Glover), his cousin Alfred (a.k.a. “Paper Boi”) and Darius struggled to make a name in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. The journey wasn’t linear, nor was it predictable, as they went from playing basketball against Justin Bieber to being invited as a guest on a talk show because of tweets about Caitlyn Jenner. The first season took us in so many crazy directions — including a Migos cameo — that I didn’t even attempt to predict what was in store for us with season two. I’m glad I didn’t try, because I never would’ve imagined a premiere like the one on Thursday. This new series of episodes is named “Robbin’ Season,” and they don’t wait long at all to throw you right into it. We open with a glimpse of the rising crime rates deemed “robbin’ season,” which is seemingly unrelated to the show’s overarching plotline. It sets the season’s tone immediately: dark to the point of being ridiculous.

We then return to our favorite trio — while also being reminded of how much we missed Lakeith Stanfield as Darius — but find them feeling just as tense. Alfred and Darius aren’t on speaking terms, and Earn’s sleeping arrangements in the storage unit are over. To top things off, Alfred sends Earn out to deal with family drama without him because he’s under house arrest. This drama happens to be a hostage situation concerning their Uncle Willie (played by Katt Williams), which is just as ridiculous as it sounds. Earn is forced to handle it and cope with his own worst fear of becoming like Uncle Willie, a person who could have amounted to something but fell completely flat. The premiere brought us to a place that’s much more tense than a lot of the episodes in its previous season, but it somehow managed to do so in a way that didn’t completely bum you out. “Atlanta” has always done a great job at tackling heavy subject matter in a way that’s unapologetic, uncensored and full of humor. To run the risk of being cliché, the city of Atlanta is perhaps the show’s main character. They are diving right into a time of year that’s very tense and desperate for the city, which runs parallel to the place Earn is at in his life, as well. It’s the perfect place to set the sophomore season of a series — which is often a tense time — especially when trying to follow up the success of the show’s first season. There’s no doubt in my mind that this season will be able to live up to “Atlanta’s” last, if not surpass it.


Today’s Sudoku

© Puzzles by Pappocom

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

History’s Sisters

By Celeste Carroll

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 1 Not for 5 Light-headed? 10 Give up land 14 Creature for Crockett’s cap 15 Tattered and torn 16 Catch wind of 17 Vamoose 20 City sought by Raleigh 21 Thing in the plus column 22 Suffix for “acrobat” 23 “... slithy toves did ___ and gimble” (“Jabberwocky”) 25 Enter a pool 29 Homestyle entree 33 Dull, hollow sound 34 Oscar winner Sean 35 Direction away from “to” 36 Make a beeline toward 40 Money roll 41 Superior rating 42 Construction support 43 School gathering

46 Bart and Belle 47 Use a beam for surgery 48 Summa ___ laude 49 “Who knows?” gesture 52 Apprehended by cops 57 Traveling straight up? 60 Allocate (with “out”) 61 Alpine tune 62 Common food fish 63 Lofty poems 64 How coquettes chat 65 “Clapping” aquatic animal DOWN 1 Result of overtraining, perhaps 2 Christmas tune 3 Frog’s relative 4 Chinese leader? 5 Bring up, as a subject 6 Adds fat for cooking 7 Football great Graham 8 Extreme, utmost degree 9 Do a salon job

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10 Carpentry tool 11 Congers and such 12 Chip’s cartoon chum 13 Prefix with “while,” once 18 Searches for weapons 19 Hind’s mate 23 “Arabian Nights” character 24 Yin partner 25 Upside-down “e” 26 Answers to charges 27 Readies, as a rifle 28 “Go on ...” 29 Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen ___” 30 Bidder’s amount 31 Loud, as a stadium crowd 32 Government paperwork 34 Member of the wking. class 37 File folder parts 38 Contract workers? 39 Unknown, on a TV sched. 44 Dodges 45 The kings of “We Three

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Asian discrimination is an underaddressed problem in America YI WU letter to the editor



The standards of what it means to “be a man” prevent many men from freely expressing their emotions.

Masculine expectations prevent open emotions SAMANTHA WILCOX opinion columnist


have been taught to not be ashamed of my emotions. However, I have also been taught to use my emotions wisely and that certain emotions are not always appropriate. As a woman, I have definitely benefited from that cultural identity when it comes to feeling free to express my emotions. Our society’s standard is unfortunately more forgiving and accepting of women being able to express their emotions — especially those of sadness or fear — than it is for men. American and Western culture frowns upon men showing any form of weakness. While in very recent history, social campaigns and public opinion have moved towards questioning what masculinity means, and men have been more encouraged to not be ashamed of their emotions, there is still a very deeply ingrained stigma for men when it comes to showing weakness emotionally, and they’re instead expected to show a stiff upper lip during times of duress. This social schema of men being brave and ironhearted is something that has been imparted on the masses for years. Men are expected to be and act a certain way, and if they deviate from the clearly defined schema that society has given us, then they are pariahs of society. Their masculinity is immediately questioned, their sexuality is mocked, and more. This is a core example of a social schema sometimes getting it wrong, and putting the wellbeing of those it affects into jeopardy. This social expectation of masculinity is not just harmful to men, but is harmful to society as a whole. Men should not feel the social pressure of masculinity and all that it encompasses. They

should be instead free to feel and be explicit in how they feel. If men were to be encouraged to be more emotive and open, then we could potentially open up the national conversation about deeper emotional and mental concerns such as depression and anxiety, which is a topic many shy away from because of it being considered taboo. However, by internalizing emotions, we are saying as a society that emotions are not something that matter or need to be addressed. This sends the message that health is not mental, but purely physical. This expectation of ironhearted men is not only unhealthy, but unrealistic, and hopefully is a wave of the past that won’t continue into the future. This fear to share my emotions is something that I have never had to worry about as a woman. The social schema for women doesn’t have any stigma against emotion. My emotions have never been socially silenced. Instead, it is expected of me to be free with my feelings. I don’t fear what my friends and peers will think of me if I cry, or if I am scared. However, that does not mean that I am free to feel what I want whenever. The double standard in emotion becomes clear for women to succeed professionally. Unfortunately they have to change the way they operate to fit the schema of the way a man operates. This means that women in the workplace can’t really show emotion or complain, or else their competence will be questioned. I have unconsciously become very self-conscious of imposing my emotions on others. I apologize to others when I am crying, even if they are my very close friends and my emotions are justified by the context. This is not only because I have grown up in

a home where emotion is not as welcomed as in others, but also because I find myself to be a very strong people pleaser, and I don’t want to inflict emotional pain on others with my own. My journey to be successful both personally and professionally drives me to a crossroads of social expectation — do I choose to be free with my emotions, or do I choose to model my behavior after the successful men in my field in order to fit in? I am trying to accept that my emotions are valid, and that crying or talking about my feelings is not something that needs to be justified. However, deep within me I feel as if my friends will think less of me for crying. I know this is irrational, but my upbringing and schemas I have been taught to abide by get in the way of my progress sometimes. Masculinity and all that it entails is a dangerous concept for all involved. Men are put to unfair expectations because of rules that society has placed on them — they are expected to prioritize their social acceptance over their mental and physical health. This is not acceptable, and should be stopped in our social rulebook. However, as a woman who is entering the professional world, the concept of masculinity and the social rules of it are beginning to apply to me. Now that I am becoming personally aware and affected, I can only more vehemently say that it’s wrong. Crying does not make you a failure, but instead makes you a human. Samantha is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. What are your thoughts about gendered standards towards emotion? How you think the concepts of masculinity and feminity are evolving? Send any comments to us at

ecent news that a former YouTube employee sued Google for allegedly refusing to hire white and Asian men in an attempt to increase the company’s overall diversity struck my mind. It makes me wonder, as an Asian, what political and social status do we actually have in U.S. society? This piece of news shocked me in that, while clearly a racial minority, Asian people do not enjoy protections, but suffer from much more severe restrictions. Constituting about 5 percent of the whole U.S. population, Asians only make up 0.3 percent of business executives, less than 1 percent of companies’ boards of directors, and less than 2 percent of presidents of student unions in universities. In addition to pressures in the workplace, Asians face nothing eased in term of education. Studies by sociologists from Princeton University reveal that on average, an Asian student will need to score 140 points more on the SAT to gain an equal chance of admission as a white student. Many applicants with perfect test scores and extracurricular activities are denied based on their racial status. Recently, a lawsuit accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asians in admissions and giving preferences to other racial minorities. The idea of discriminating against Asians in order to make room for other minorities does not seem right as a matter of principle. What makes this minority group vulnerable to racial discrimination? One of the foremost reasons might be attributed to the lack of voices in almost every arena. Only a few Asians have a political presence on the federal level to promote the interests of this ethnic group. In terms of popular media and public opinion, the presence of Asians could hardly be raised to the same stage as other racial minorities. When movements such as “Black Lives Matter,” the push for Latino rights and considerations over Middle Eastern refugees receive mass attention, few even cared about the controversy over justice for Peter Liang, or the killing of a 60-year-old Chinese man by a neighborhood security guard in Virginia. If all lives are created

equal, why does one have to yield importance to another? What is more, it seems to be a shared idea that it is okay to make fun of the Asians. The most notorious incident was the Oscars in 2016, when the host Chris Rock publicly humiliated Asians all over the world by telling one racebased joke, while, on the other hand, claiming to bring up diversity for the Academy Awards. In the same ceremony, Sacha Baron Cohen, a Jewish-British actor bluntly stated, “hard-working little yellow people with tiny dongs.” Scandals (or should I just say normal behaviors?) emerge endlessly, with supermodel Gigi Hadid pulling her eyes back in a video to mock the Asian “Slanty Eye,” and NBA player J.J. Redick unambiguously saying a racial slur in a video to Chinese fans. As an international student coming from China, I have not experienced these extreme discriminations, yet comments such as “Asians all look the same” or questions like “Do you eat dogs?” have filled many conversations when I meet new people. Some may argue “It’s just a joke” or “It’s a minor issue.” However, there is nothing small in racism. The so-called racial discrimination refers to an attitude of contempt, annoyance and exclusion toward a racial or ethnic group, and is manifested in the act of speech or behavior. As long as it is presented, only if it’s a small sensitive word or a controversial action, it ought to be classified as racial discrimination. Shifting the topic back to the lack of representation; it may be derived from certain Asian values, such as deference to authority, humility and hard work that there is not a strong willing to be involved. However, it is worth mentioning that the protection of rights comes from people’s own endeavors. In Madison, it is encouraging to see more Asian students have been taking greater participation in certain student organizations and on-campus positions. I believe it is also the campus’ aspiration to incorporate more diversified voices. Yi is a junior majoring in political science and legal studies. How do you perceive racial discrimination towards the Asian population in Madison? Send any comments, questions or observations to us at


Discrimination against Asian students is real on campus, yet does not get recognized as such by the broader community.


Thursday, March 8, 2018



Latest studies demonstrate the demise of Vine is responsible for everything going straight to shit By Samantha Munro-Jones THE DAILY CARDINAL

“Vines that keep me from ending it all,” “Vines that cured my depression” and “Vines that really butter my crispy flake:” the threads of six-second videos of pure glee and bliss can be found on nearly every form of social media. When it was announced on Jan. 17, 2017, that the iconic video application was going to be laid to rest, hearts were broken worldwide. While millions of people were now able to escape the vomit-inducing ignorance of individuals such as Logan Paul, Nash Grier and Jacob Sartorius with much more ease, the detrimental effects of the death of Vine left no part of our earth untouched. Hu r r i c a n e s ravage d the United States’ South,

SpongeBob was diagnosed with ALS, Lil Peep died then somehow became relevant and it was proven that you need literally zero political experience to become the president of the United States. These horrendous events, as well as many others, took place after the death of Vine, and scientists everywhere have been considering any correlation or causation between the two. Specifically, The World Institute of Shitty Things Happening has made monumental breakthroughs in identifying the cause of these events. “There is absolutely a cause and effect relationship in play here. Vine was the binding between all beings on planet Earth, and with this metaphorical glue gone, beings

have returned to their barbaric natures. Racism, sexism, terrorism, all the negative –isms have only become increasingly more toxic. I’m just going to put this out there, but when Vine still existed, Tom Petty and Malcom Young were still alive,” stated a researcher in TWIOSTH’s Social Media and Technology Lab. While this cause may seem odd, it is reassuring that there is an objective reason that these things are happening, as it was beginning to become a concern that humanity was honestly just screwed. On a brighter note, rumors have been spreading that a new version of Vine, often called “Vine 2,” could be making a comeback, as hinted by founder Dom Hofmann on Twitter. There is hope! IMAGE COURTESY OF SAVANNAH MCHUGH

The death of Vine also meant the death of life as we know it.

Amazon algorithm to begin making purchases for you By Jared Holloway THE DAILY CARDINAL

Amazon has decided to step up their game in predicting the interests of their customers. Already known for using past searches and accessing its customers’ internet history to target ads, Amazon now believes that, with their newest algorithm, they can predict people’s tastes enough to actually begin purchasing items for them. “It’s a major leap forward in enhancing the customer experience.” said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. “We are setting an all new precedent on catering directly to the customer.” The algorithm is reportedly similar to the one already in place to track search history and target ads to customers. However, Amazon claims that this newest installation can track internet users’ searches, previous

purchases, current living situation and wages to a point where they feel confident in accessing your credit card information and sending a product to your doorstep. Unsurprisingly, some customers are skeptical. “I definitely think they’re overstepping their bounds,” said UW-Madison junior Anna Beene. “I have problems with Facebook and Amazon being able to access so much of my personal information in the first place. Now they think they can take my money and buy things for me?” Others are more resigned to the decision, such as freshman Calvin Stool. “Yeah I’m pretty sure I actually sold Spotify one of my kids when I signed their user agreement so I’m not too worried about Amazon saving me some time and buying this

pogo stick for me. Not like I wasn’t going to anyway…” As younger generations become increasingly desensitized to companies accessing and selling their personal information online, sites like Amazon have become bolder. Bezos, however, assured customers that all information would be protected as always, and that automatic purchases would only be made with the utmost certainty. “We don’t think we’re doing anything too invasive,” Bezos stated while adjusting the sticker covering his computer camera. “Let’s face it. If you’ve bought the first six seasons of The Golden Girls, don’t be surprised if season seven ends up on your doorstep.” Amazon hopes to begin implementing their new program as soon as they finish working out the bugs. Like it or not, you may soon have a package. IMAGE COURTESY OF SAVANNAH MCHUGH

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Spielberg the Great needs your praise to survive. It makes him stronger.

Spielberg’s latest movie is making people interested in pursuing journalism careers By Samantha Munro-Jones THE DAILY CARDINAL

Ah, the Pentagon Papers. Every high school learns about them in the shittiest and shortest way possible to ensure that every student can act like they know what they are, but, in reality, have absolutely no idea. They talked about one of the wars …. there was a court case I think ... it had to do with a newspaper, right? Fret no longer tenth grade U.S. history teacher that is slightly balding and always smells like cheese, Stephen Spielberg has just made your job much easier with his new movie, “The Post.” The film covers The Washington Post’s perspective of this time while creating a shocking revelation for the public — journalists have actually achieved some things! One man, Ignor Ant, expressed his gratitude for the press after watching the film. “Yeah, I guess journalists have done some okay things. Someone should’ve used Streep to get that point across a long time ago. The wolf may be old, but she is still howling—if you know what I mean.”

While the star-studded cast and nationwide hindsight hatred of Nixon served as an attraction point for many viewers, the flick still made an earthshattering claim that the journalism industry holds some sort of power and responsibility to the American public. The movie also encourages those watching to understand another, even more shocking conclusion — women are capable of leading in the workplace! Despite literally no one believing in her, including herself, Streep’s character, Katharine Graham, successfully executed the publication of the Pentagon Papers. Thus, Spielberg validated the goals and feelings of journalism majors across the country, which, after all, is all that matters in these days of the dominating liberal agenda. While it will not make Christmases with your STEM-fueled aunts and uncles more enjoyable, it does substantiate minuscule worth in the dying profession that will soon be taken over by robots. I guess Spielberg should make a movie about lawyers and postal service workers too!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Women’s Soccer


Former Badger women’s soccer player Geneviève Richard has traveled all over the world after leaving Wisconsin but says she has flourished in many ways because of her experiences at UW.

The shot saved round the world: Richard thrives abroad thanks to UW experiences goalkeeper, gave Richard a tough decision to make following her gradLONDON — Geneviève Richard uation from Wisconsin in 2014. has just exited the water on a beach “I’ve always liked the balance of in France, and the wind is gusting school and training,” she said. “So audibly over the phone. I was like, ‘well, if you don’t play She’s slightly out of breath, soccer now, when are you going but happy, even though her team, to do it?’ Whereas if you want to Olympique de Marseille Féminin, pursue your studies, you’re gonna lost its match just a day before. be able to do it in a few years.” Even with her club toiling in After graduating from last place of France’s top female Wisconsin, Richard tried out soccer division, Richard has for Sky Blue FC (of New Jersey), plenty to smile about these days: impressing the coaches enough A professional career seemed to receive an offer, but not in the out of reach not long ago. Garden State. “I was doing all of my prereqOne of the the club’s assistant uisites for [a] pharmacy [degree], coaches was Japanese, and wantand I didn’t think about [soc- ed Richard to play for Nojima cer],” she said. Stella Sports Club, a fledgling But while Richard, a club based in Kanagawa. Quebec native, expectRichard took the ed to depart Wisconsin opportunity. with a degree, she may “Japan did well at the not have expected it Olympics, did well at the Richard would lead to and preWorld Cup and they’re recorded a pare her for a professtill pretty good now,” schoolsional soccer career. As a she said, describing her record 16 five-year player with the logic at the time. “And I clean sheets in her senior Wisconsin women’s socthought to myself, ‘well season. cer team, Richard went there has to be somefrom riding the bench for thing I can learn from two years to being named them, and it will be quite Richard Big Ten Goalkeeper of the a cultural experience to made 189 Year in 2014. go there.”’ career saves And while it may have The former Badger in 49 starts. been those plaudits that did just that a month attracted the attention of later, jetting off to a professional clubs, it was country where her native Richard had the transition of a FrenchFrench wasn’t spoken 31 career Canadian teenager to and she towered over wins at UW. Midwestern life that truly most of teammates. set her career in motion. Richard had little time On the field, Richard to adjust to the training improved enormously during her regime at Nojima, where practices time at Wisconsin, but off of it, she were focused heavily on running and also became significantly more com- agility. The goalkeeper said it took her fortable speaking another language about a year for her body to adjust to and more adept at managing her this rigorous activity. time independently. In short, she At six feet tall, she was one of her had built a blueprint to be followed team’s tallest players. She was called for a nomadic professional career. “slow” and “fat” and she recalls losing That sort of cultural capital, a lot of weight because of how drasticoupled with her rising stock as a cally different her diet was in Japan.



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But tougher practices weren’t the only thing Richard — the only foreigner on her suburban team — had to get used to, as she was living within a markedly different culture than Madison, Wis. While Tokyo is more wellversed in Western culture, smaller, more remote areas like Nojima don’t possess this same cultural capital. Richard’s teammates didn’t know much about her background, let alone know anyone who looked like her. She recalls her teammates asking her about her hair because it was brown, and if she wore lenses in her eyes because they too were the same color. The outgoing Richard also needed to adjust to the idiosyncrasies of Japanese culture, which often allows for less individualism than the Western world. “You always have to control your emotions,” she said. “You can never disturb others, and it’s all about the group. It’s such a huge, huge, huge group mentality.” Still, Richard recognized the positives of that approach, which helped foster a collective commitment to discipline on her team. “There’s two sides of that group mentality, because when you’re trying to put a team together, it works really well,” she said. “Because no one is selfish, everyone puts the team first, everyone works hard, because that’s just part of the culture.” She added, “That’s what I admire about the Japanese people: their amazing discipline and work ethic. People don’t make excuses, they’re so used to working hard and working for what they want that there’s barely any excuses.” Despite a bit of initial culture shock, brutal training sessions and skimpy pregame meals that consisted of just rice balls and banana jelly, Richard largely enjoyed her time in Japan, returning to play for Nojima in 2016 and 2017.

Still, the goalie felt it was time for a new opportunity last summer, and she jumped at the chance to play within a more familiar environment at Marseille. Aside from some teasing from about her old, Canadian-style French, Richard is at home in the south of France. There are more internationals on her team than in Japan — even a Canadian — and training is more to the goalie’s liking. “The good thing for me was that I had experienced America and Japan, so now I was strong but agile,” she said. “And then I came to France, where I’ve seen both sides, and I was able to find a middle ground that fit for Europe.”

Richard has slotted in as the team’s starting goalie in her debut season, making 15 appearances thus far. And while her current environment is extremely comfortable, her current success can be traced to a less smooth transition period at Wisconsin. Dropped into the heart of the Midwest in 2010, Richard had to adjust. Now, at 25, she’s seeing the dividends. “I learned a lot based on the fact that I was by myself … I’ve been on my own since 18.” Jake Nisse is currently studying abroad in London. This is the first of an ongoing series on former Wisconsin athletes currently playing overseas.

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