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Monday, March 11, 2013
New bill: bars can sue patrons under age of 21 By Jack Casey The Daily Cardinal
Students extend free high fives to passersby on East Campus Mall Friday to encourage high spirits and provide emotional uplifting. + Photo by Grey Satterfield
Professor Profile: Richard Davidson, expert in meditation By Sam Cusick The Daily Cardinal
While people have been meditating for centuries, one University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is working to scientifically prove meditation makes people happier. Richard Davidson, a psychology professor at UW-Madison since 1984, also runs the university’s Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, which includes his research to incorporate the Dalai Lama’s theories on the healing powers of meditation into scientific research. Davidson said he has been interested in this topic for many years, although he was initially hesitant to publicly express his interest, since many people did not feel it was “scientific research.” But, after meeting the Dalai Lama
in 1992, Davidson said he was convinced meditation and emotion regulation were important research areas to pursue. “Meeting the Dalai Lama was a pivotal meeting that changed the course of my life and my research,” Davidson said. Davidson said his research has shown him that happiness is not cultivated by external factors such as money or material possessions, but through mindfulness and meditation. He said this is often shown in lottery winners, who have an initial spike in happiness, but soon after return to previous, or in some cases lower levels of happiness. “A wealth of evidence has shown that external factors are not highly correlated with [happiness] at all,” Davidson said. Davidson is currently work-
ing with school districts to study the effects of his research, as well as conducting research on veterans to reduce effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Throughout the course of his research, Davidson has continued to consult with the Dalai Lama. He said the Dalai Lama’s advice has greatly influenced his research and has added necessary insight into the effects of meditation. “I’ve never had a conversation [with the Dalai Lama] ever, where I haven’t learned something important as a result of that conversation,” Davidson said. Davidson will welcome the Dalai Lama to campus May 15. There will be a lecture open to the public at the Overture Center with students tickets costing $10, according to Davidson.
State Republicans introduced a bill Thursday that would allow bars and other alcohol retailers to take underage patrons to court if the individuals try to illegally obtain alcohol from the retail location. Current state law states underage people who intentionally defraud an alcohol retailer, with a fake ID or otherwise, face a potential fine between $250 and $1000, according to an analysis by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The new bill would change the law and allow a retailer to bring a civil suit against the underage person. If the person were found
guilty in court, he or she would face a fine of at least $1000 plus any legal fees accumulated during the court process. Additionally, if the individual is not yet 18 years old, the bar could bring the lawsuit against the person’s parents or legal guardians. Mark Woulf, Madison’s food and alcohol policy coordinator, said while the new bill would give alcohol retailers an extra deterrence measure for underage drinking in a state with a “deep and embedded drinking culture,” it would not have any real impact on underage people trying to buy alcohol in Madison.
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Chancellor finalists Wilcox, Blank to visit, speak on campus this week Two finalists for the University of WisconsinMadison chancellor search will visit campus this week, following visits by the other two finalists last week. Dr. Kim Wilcox, former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Michigan State University, will visit Monday, March 11, followed by Dr. Rebecca Blank, acting secretary of commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Wednesday, March 13. The finalists will be available at public receptions from 1:30 p.m. to
3 p.m. in the Mead Witter Lobby of the Chazen Art Museum. All four finalists will meet with UW System President Kevin Reilly and a Board of Regents special committee by the end of the week for interviews. Reilly and the special committee are expected to present a final candidate for approval by the full Board of Regents at their April meeting. If approved, the candidate will replace current Chancellor David Ward by the beginning of the 2013-’14 academic year.
WUD plans Humanities mural By Genevieve Globus The Daily Cardinal
The Wisconsin Union Directorate is spearheading a project to bring a mural to the notoriously bland and uninteresting cement exterior of the Mosse Humanities building, home to arts, music and history classes. The WUD Art Committee hired local artist Sharon Kilfoy, who has worked on similar art initiatives at public buildings around Madison, to head the project and assist students in the committee in designing and constructing the mural.
The mural would illustrate a representation of what the humanities mean to students. The committee said it hopes to involve a variety of humanities students in the project, including those involved in music, dance, art and history. The approximate budget for the project is $8,000. An Innovative Grant from the Wisconsin Union Directorate will provide $5,000 of those funds, and the committee hopes to earn the rest of the money through fundraising. Before the plans can proceed, the Campus Planning Committee must approve the
location and basic design of the mural. Student leaders are pushing for a prominent location on the Humanities building, such as one facing Park Street, where the mural would be highly visible. But UW Facilities Planning Manager Daniel Einstein said it may not be possible for the mural to be on such a prominent location of Humanities. “There will be more resistance by [CPC] members to higher profile locations,” Einstein said.
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Sharon Kilfoy, who worked on this mural at the Madison Social Justice Center, would design the new Humanities mural.
“…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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Girl on girl: bar scene or actual fling?
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two people exaggerate their lip lust for the pleasure of onlookers. I’m not talking about real-life couples rudely makAlex Tucker ing out in public; I’m talksex columnist ing about the people who get tipsy and “perform” kisses for Dear Alex, the crowd (or for free beer, if One of my straight girl UW-Madison Confessions is friends recently told me that she anything to go by). wanted to have her first “girl Is this phenomenon probkiss.” She said she didn’t want lematic? The jury is still out. to do it for sexual pleasure, but Some claim that the fierce that it’s just a “girl thing.” Can females who engage in such you shed some light on what activities are just having harmthis is all about? less fun while others think Thanks! they’re extremely obnoxious. However, the actions of these believe that we’ve all “social lesbians” can be probencountered the phenom- lematic for the way the world enon, whether in some perceives female-bodied peocrappy “horror” movie fea- ple who are actually attracted turing hotties Megan Fox and to other women. Amanda Seyfried or at some Additionally, while it’s drunken party. socially acceptable for two Straight women make out ladies to hook up in pubwith other straight women lic, two straight guys would for a myriad of reasons. First rarely if ever make out, and things first, they might not they certainly wouldn’t get be as straight as they thought free drinks by doing so. This they were. If a person is pre- allows for the continuation dominantly interested in the of a stigma against queeropposite gender, they can identifying men. And we still be curious about or don’t want that! attracted to people of their Finally, when straight own gender. women engage in fauxOther girls make out sexual behavior for with girls at bars and parattention or free ties simply for attention. drinks or simply for For whatever reason, drunken fun, their many of us are turned actions can on by watching trivialize the two ladies make sexual activout. It could be ity of queersimple addition: i de nt i f y i n g If one woman is women. hot, two women It’s perfectare hotter. It could ly fine for peoalso be the taboo of ple to seek the two ladies going at it that attention they makes us drool. desire by using Finally, making out their bodies, but is H-O-T hot. It can be it becomes probsuper sexy to watch graphic by dylan moriarty lematic when
actions become trends and create stereotypes, which can demean other people’s sexuality. When a large enough minority of straight women make out with each other in public, no matter the reason, it becomes socially acceptable, maybe even expected. However, the straight people who get jiggy with people of their own gender can make queer-identifying people feel like their preferred sexual activity is a sport for watching. Not cool, brah. Along those lines, many heterosexual couples have discussions centering on a question that goes: “If I make out with [someone of own gender],
is it cheating?” Each couple is different, however it also disenfranchises lesbian- and bisexual-identifying people. If our partner is bisexual, it would certainly be cheating if they were to make out with someone of their own gender. However, if our straight partner is only doing it “for fun” at the bars, it becomes a judgment call. To each their own, but I think it’s silly and kind of rude. Public kisses are always somewhat inappropriate, but these may be just a bit more annoying because of their motives. Have a question for the Birdie? Email Alex at sex@dailycardinal. com for all of the juiciest answers!
Mad Libs apologies for life’s everyday dilemmas Apologizing is difficult. The notion that you did something hurtful to another human being can be a lot to swallow. It’s hard to be humble. So instead of finding the words yourself, here are some standard templates to help you say sorry from the bottom of your heart.
I’m sorry, professor...
I’m sorry, roommate...
1. Name of professor___________________________________________________________ 2. Lecture topic_________________________________________________________________ 3. Day of the week_____________________________________________________________ 4.Adjective_______________________________________________________________________ 5. Action verb ending in “ing”_____________________________________________ 6.Adjective_______________________________________________________________________ 7. Name of friend_______________________________________________________________ 8. Website________________________________________________________________________ 9. Plural object__________________________________________________________________ 10. Favorite online website__________________________________________________ 11. Verb ending in “ing”______________________________________________________ 12.Undesirable occupation__________________________________________________ 13. Lecture topic_________________________________________________________ 14. Your age_______________________________________________________________
1. Name of roommate___________________________________________________ 2. Verb involving activity during drinking_______________________ 3. Piece of furniture____________________________________________________ 4. Bodily fluid____________________________________________________________ 5. Period of time_________________________________________________________ 6. Past tense action verb______________________________________________ 7. Topic of conversation_______________________________________________ 8. Adverb__________________________________________________________________ 9. Verb ending in “ing”________________________________________________ 10. Common problem facing roommate___________________________
Dear (1_____________________), I’m sorry that I missed your lecture about (2______________________) on (3______________________). Although I find it very (4______________________), I was too busy (5______________________) all morning with my (6______________________) friend (7______________________). Also, I’m sorry that I spend all your lecture time on (8______________________) browsing (9______________________). I would stay more focused on lecture if you used (10___________) more instead of just (11______________________) the whole time. I’m not planning on being a/an (12______________________) anytime soon, so I’m sorry I just don’t find (13______________________) very relevant to my (14______________________) year-old life.
Dear (1______________________), I’m so sorry I (2______________________) all over your (3______________________). I didn’t intend to leave my (4______________________) on that for (5______________________). I’m also sorry I (6______________________) all over it and then proceeded to talk about (7______________________) (8______________________) right outside your door while you were (9______________________). I hope we can still be friends and that you will forgive me. Also, sorry about your (10______________________). That’s gotta hurt.
Do you still have more sorries to say, even after writing these sincere apologies? Never fear! Look for more templates next week. If you can’t wait, email Samy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Mad Libs by Samy Moskol
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ASM student government elections to occur this week The Associated Students of Madison spring elections will begin Monday, March 11 and continue through Wednesday, March 13. Students can cast ballots online at asm.wisc.edu for a variety of positions, including 29 Student Council seats, five Student Services Finance Committee seats and senior class officer positions. The ballot also contains a referendum on the current ASM constitution. The ASM website includes a link to the newly proposed ASM constitution, which would create four different branches of ASM: the executive, legislative, judicial
and appropriations branches. These would replace the institution’s three current branches: Student Council, Student Services Finance Committee and Student Judiciary. The referendum was officially placed on the spring ballot after successfully passing in two consecutive ASM Student Council meetings by a two-thirds vote earlier this semester. If passed, representatives of the current session of ASM will convene a special committee to write the bylaws and financial codes for the new constitution. These documents would then need to pass through Student Council by a two-thirds vote.
Walker says he will sign mining bill Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he plans to sign the controversial mining bill into law Monday, but state organizations have threatened to make good on promises to challenge the bill in court if it becomes a law. The governor will officially sign the bill, which is designed to streamline the state’s mine permitting process, at 1 p.m. in Rhinelander, followed by a ceremonial signing in Milwaukee at 3:30 p.m., according to a statement Friday from Walker. Walker also released a separate statement Friday applauding the bill, after the state Assembly passed it in a 58 to 39 vote on party lines Thursday. “On behalf of the unemployed skilled workers in our state who will benefit from the thousands of mining-related jobs over the next few years, I say thank you for passing a way to streamline the process
for safe and environmentally sound mining in Wisconsin,” Walker said in the statement. But state environmental organizations and the Bad River Band of Chippewa have continually threatened to take the bill to court when it is passed because they expect it to damage state waterways. The main argument against the bill for anti-mine organizations relies on the Public Trust Doctrine, which says navigable state waterways are a public good and thus the state legislature is required to maintain their well being for public use, according to the Wisconsin Legislature website. The Bad River Band has said it plans to sue over an infringement on its treaty rights because they expect mine waste to pollute the Bad River, which runs through their reservation. —Jack Casey
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Members and allies of the homeless community gathered at city hall Friday to protest what they believe to be unjust policies practiced by local shelters, such as Porchlight, pictured above.
Homeless and allies protest shelter policies at city hall By Ricardo Romero The Daily Cardinal
Members of the homeless community and Occupy Madison rallied against current city and county homeless housing policies Friday in front of city hall. Approximately 40 community members attended the rally to demonstrate their displeasure with current policies and some carried signs displaying slogans, such as “Soglin’s Plan: Self-Deportation. Our Plan: Cooperation.” Protesters spoke out against a policy that limits each person’s number of stays to 60 days per year in the homeless shelters. According to Occupy Madison member Keith Valiquette, as many as 150 men could be turned away from shelters when Porchlight begins enforcing this policy in March. Edward Kuharski, a local architect and homeless rights supporter, said the policies are a “catastrophe,” and will cause people to “time out” of the shelters before winter is over. Additionally, Dane County will evict Token Creek campers March 17 and the Daytime Warming Center will close indefinitely March 31, accord-
ing to rally organizers. These policies have left homeless people feeling there are insufficient resources for this time of year, referred to by many as “March Madness,” creating a lack of legal camping or housing options until public camping reopens April 16 in Dane County. “This is about human rights and civil rights,” Kuharski said. “This is an unfinished part of the Civil Rights Movement.” In a press release, rally organizer Ann Lyttle said the homeless population could face citations from the police if forced to live on the streets.
Madison resident Koua Vang has offered his private land, located at 3600 Portage Road, as a temporary campground, which Valiquette said is Occupy Madison’s most viable option at this point. According to emails Valiquette gave The Daily Cardinal between Vang and Madison Zoning Administrator Matthew Tucker, Vang’s offer is facing resistance from the city planning department because the land is not zoned for camping. Tucker also told Vang in an email that he will be cited by the city if he allows Occupy Madison to camp on his land.
Police arrest six protesters Madison police arrested six individuals involved in the rally against alleged unjust homeless policies Friday for trespassing when they refused to leave city hall premises after hours, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Most of the rally attendees were either homeless, affiliated with Occupy Madison or community members allied with the homeless movement.
The State Journal said a number of the protesters participating in the event outside city hall went into the building before it closed at 6 p.m. and refused to leave. Six of the protesters stood their ground after police repeatedly requested they leave amicably to avoid citations, and were arrested at approximately 7 p.m., according to the State Journal. Melissa howison
Human Resources Redesign forums scheduled this week
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Gov. Scott Walker announced he will hold two signing sessions Monday for the state’s controversial mining bill.
mural from page 1 Einstein also said although the university’s master plan may include tearing down the Humanities building in the next five to 10 years, there are currently no specific plans to do so. Despite the uncertainty of the building’s future, WUD
Art Committee Director Carly Herzog said the organization still wants to pursue the new project because of the amount of time students spend in the Humanities building. “It is important to invest in whatever space we’re in,” Herzog said. The CPC will review the mural plans at its meeting April 25.
The Human Resources Redesign project team will host three public forums this week to give details on the progress of the implementation of the redesign, which sparked criticism from campus stakeholders last semester for a lack of concrete details. Under the redesign, significant changes will be made to
employee categories, compensation and benefits, with additional changes aimed to improve workforce diversity and climate. The first forum will be held Monday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Union South. A second forum will take place Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Gordon Dining and Event Center.
The final forum will be held at the Health Sciences Learning Center on Wednesday, March 13 from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to accommodate third-shift workers. According to a university press release, all employees are invited to attend without loss of pay after scheduling with their supervisor.
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try it anyway.” Andrew Bulovsky, chair of the Associated Students of Madison, also said he thought the new law would increase penalties without deterring underage students from trying to get into bars. “I see no reason to make [the law] even more punitive than it
is,” Bulovksy said. “[ASM] will … inform the state legislature that students are not happy.” The bill is still in its early stages and must pass state legislative committees and both houses of the legislature before having a chance of being signed into law.
“If you are underage and going into a bar, you already know that there is some risk of getting a ticket,” Woulf said. “I think that is deterrent enough and if that doesn’t deter you, then you are probably going to
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Singing praise for all the underdogs By Max Fisher Guest Columnist
By now it’s a timetested cliche: “The record only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” The Velvet Underground & Nico (yes, the record with the banana on the cover) was the first great alternative album ever recorded. Lou Reed’s fierce poetry over the band’s radically unconventional grit laid the scaffolding for punk rock, post-punk, new wave and art rock to come. Even contemporary indie isn’t safe from the tentacles of this acute debut. And it was recorded by a group of then-nobodies working in perfect obscurity as the in-house band at Andy Warhol’s New York art studio, The Factory. There’s a certain romance to the notion of an artist crafting his masterpiece in private. The persistent underdog with no fame, no audience and an electricity bill to pay. We can all place ourselves in his shoes. On those grounds, it’s worthwhile to take a look at modern equivalents to The Velvet Underground & Nico; three albums whose influence far exceed their recognition. To the underdogs! Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - The Doldrums The Doldrums is an album that was never meant to see the light of day. It doesn’t belong in anyone’s iTunes library. It doesn’t belong on Internet forum discussions or on the tips of anyone’s tongues. These 15 schizophrenic tracks belong in some forgotten drawer on the dusty, scratched up CD-R Ariel Pink, also known as, uh, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, initially recorded them. Using nothing more than his own layered and tonedeaf voice and a feebleat-best command of the guitar and synthesizer, Pink crafted some of the most genuine, nostalgic and unsettling pop music ever set to tape. And he did it without ever caring if anyone heard. The story goes that
a homemade copy of the disc found its way onto the floor of Animal Collective’s van one tour. There it sat collecting grime for a couple years, before one of the band members decided to throw it on. They were astonished with what they heard, and immediately wanted Pink on their label. Thus, The Doldrums became the first non-Animal Collective release to be put out on the band’s own Paw Tracks. What followed were low reviews and an even lower publicity campaign that relegated Pink to a fringe but extremely dedicated cult following. There are many, including ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens, who credit Pink as the most gifted songwriter of this generation. His brand of lo-fidelity, inspired equally by “dad rock” and 1980s cop thriller soundtracks, predated the so-called “hypnogogic pop” trend in indie music by nearly a decade, giving him ample time to perfect the craft and set the standard. Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill The term “bedroom artist” is bogged down with negative associations. That label applies to the breed of musicians who record quiet, tenuous, reverb-drenched, lo-fidelity songs with the intent of obscuring melody and blurring the line between distinct sounds and voices. It all sounds very pretty in concept, but so many “artistes” use this opaque technique as a mask for genuinely poor songwriting. This dubious scene blossomed in the later years of the last decade following Grouper’s release of the gorgeously haunting Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill in 2008. The album was met with positive reviews from critics across the board, but quickly fell out of print and shrugged itself into obscure corners of the web. Those who stumbled upon the lost LP tended to be Internet-hip creative folks who figured “Hey, this is easy! I’ve got GarageBand and an acous-
tic guitar. I can make this.” As simple as Dragging a Dead Deer sounds, however, no one since has matched it in terms of sheer elegance and beauty. For all it’s ambience and subtlety, the album is effortlessly free of any pretension or boredom—something that can’t be said for most of the copycats. Chuck Person - Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1 Chuck Person is an alter ego of Daniel Lopatin, better known for his work as Oneohtrix Point Never. In 2010, Lopatin began uploading mysterious videos to YouTube under the guise Sunsetcorp. These videos featured temposhifted samples from late 80s/early 90s adult contemporary, R&B, and ambiguously dated midi files looped and distorted endlessly over vague, corporate, technological imagery from that same period. The results were extremely unsettling, to say the least. After rousing some curiosity, “Chuck Person” anonymously dropped a cohesive mixtape of these short vignettes. And, as is par with Lopatin’s work, Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1 became the birth of a whole new aesthetic. One astute Internet user observed that the mixtape sounded as though it were hiding, unshowered, in the corner of a public library computer lab. Truer words have never been typed. In 2012, thanks to Lopatin’s influence, the vaporwave genre exploded on the scene with appropriately titled artists like Macintosh Plus, Laserdisc Visions and Saint Pepsi perverting commercial culture from the dawn of the digital age. Smooth jazz and elevator music were blended and saturated to mock consumer gluttony all while embellishing on and embracing it. A musical equivalent to retrofuturism if ever there was one, thanks to Chuck P. Have any albums you think launched a thousand bands? Still have no idea what “vaporwave” is? Let Max know at email@example.com.
The Arts Desk’s Top Five Smashing Pumpkins Songs
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The Pumpkins were playing today in the office and the arts desk realized that, thanks to Billy Corgan’s persistant spiral into narcassictic insanity and, even worse, musical mediocrity, a whole generation of listeners will never know one of the best bands of the ’90s were, in fact, one of the best bands of the ’90s. So here’s a list of my personal favorite songs from the front of their catalog to the very back.
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“Mary Poppins” opens at the Overture Center for the Arts this week, starring Madeline Trumble, Con O’Shea-Creal, Chris Hoch and Kerry Conte.
‘Mary Poppins’ drifts to the Overture this Tuesday By Lanni Solochek The Daily Cardinal
The always-popular “Mary Poppins” is making an appearance at Madison’s Overture Center this week. The show features everyone’s favorite scenes and songs as well as an incredibly talented live cast. I had the pleasure of speaking with Kerry Conte, who plays the vivacious, feministic Winifred Banks. Conte told me a little about her personal performance history, as well as some great comments about the upcoming show. Daily Cardinal: You’ve got an amazing history in the theater with a fair number of shows under your belt. What would you say is the most challenging song you’ve had to sing in any show? Kerry Conte: I was in a show called Hollywood Pinafore; it’s a show based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” (1878). In the show, I had to sing a four-minute long aria and that was really challenging. DC: Have you always known you wanted to be on the stage or was it an interest that developed later in life? KC: I always knew.
When I was in kindergarten, we did The Wizard of Oz. I was Dorothy and I decided then that I really wanted to be in theater. DC: Let’s talk a little bit about the show coming up. Mary Poppins has a pretty big reputation— do you think the show upholds that? KC: Absolutely. The show encompasses the movie, but also everything you love about the books. It’s so British. It’s got wonderful scenes and a great story and the production manages to weave both together. DC: Is this the largest production you’ve been in off-Broadway? KC: Yeah, this is definitely the largest. It has the most costumes, the most sets, and the biggest cast. It’s also been the most challenging for me. I’ve never had a major role, so it’s so great to get into this and have so many lines and songs. Mrs. Banks is a character that I can dig into. DC: Has it been fun to travel with the cast? KC: Definitely. We’ve been on tour for over a year and the people are so great. DC: What has been the best city to travel to in
5. “For Martha” - Adore An eight minute synth maelstrom held together by one of the most infectious piano riffs ever—the highlight an underrated album 4. “Medallia of the Gray Skies” Tonight, Tonight EP People forget that Corgan was, at heart, a big sap. “Medallia” is a perfect example of his sadsack balladry charms. 3. “Soma” - Siamese Dream Corgan’s guitar wizardry and the band’s role as dreamy shoegaze-shepard are at
your opinion? KC: It keeps changing! Every city is the best. DC: What has been the best part of this production of Mary Poppins? KC: Doing the shows. It’s always different. The changes of cast always keep it fresh. DC: What’s your favorite part of playing Mrs. Banks? KC: I love her character. There are some changes from movie. At the beginning, she’s not sure where she fits in and then at the end she gets confidence thanks to Mary Poppins and the kids. She goes from being meek to powerful. DC: What is your favorite song from the show? KC: supercalifragilistic. It’s so much fun and it’s such high energy. And the dancing is great! DC: What’s one thing you’d like to tell the student body to motivate them to come see the show? KC: It’s really a nice evening of theater. The show is entertaining and a great story. Everyone thinks more about their life and their place in the world after seeing it. “Mary Poppins” opens Tuesday, March 12th and runs until March 17th.
their most focused on this brilliant song. 2. “1979” - Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness One of the best pop songs of yesteryear. The drum machines still sound like the future. 1. “Jellybelly” - Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Frothing, manic guitar squall, nonsensitical teenaged melancholia and hooks for days—say what you will, but this is the best song the Smashing Pumpkins ever wrote.
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Monday, March 11, 2013
Haleigh Amant opinion columnist
ately, there has been a lot of attention surrounding higher education, primarily law school. People have been arguing that a legal education is no longer necessary or relevant. Being that I plan to go to law school myself, I figured I’d debunk this discouraging myth. As it turns out, law school applications are at an all-time low, a 20 percent decrease from last year, according to an article from the New York Times. Here’s what I have to say to that: sounds good, less competition for me! Harvard, here I come! So, why are these applications decreasing so much you ask? Well, duh, because people are starting to believe this myth! “Many of the reasons that law jobs are disappearing are similar to those for disruptions in other knowledge-based professions, namely the growth of the Internet. Research is faster and easier, requiring fewer lawyers, and is being outsourced to less expensive locales...In addition, legal forms are now available online and require training well below a lawyer’s to fill them out.” wrote Ethan Bronner of the New York Times. Not true. Yes, the Internet is growing and yes, any idiot with
a computer can access forms, but let’s not get too excited here; we’re always going to need lawyers, people! Not to act like I already am one (I’m going to), but you’ll always need us! There’s no getting rid of us. I am currently taking Criminal Law with Professor Donald Downs (shout out to him by the way, excellent professor). One of the points Downs is adamant about is this: If you commit a crime, which he hopes none of us do, but if we’re in big trouble, get a good lawyer. It can make the difference between 20 years for manslaughter and life in prison for first degree murder. Now, I’m hoping none of y’all reading this go out and commit felonies, but just in case, you should know that no amount of forms on the internet or people who think they can defend themselves will help you out as much as a good lawyer will. And if that’s the difference between life or 20 years, I wouldn’t take the chance. It might be a screwed up situation, but it’s reality. So face it. Don’t be the schmuck that stands up and says, “I’m representing myself, Your Honor.” Just hire me in the future. Don’t risk it! And to Bronner’s other point of faster research, requiring less lawyers and outsourcing: newsflash! That is
pretty much every profession. Technology isn’t only affecting the lawyers, man. It’s affecting all of us.
Don’t let statistics scare you out of what you feel is right.
Now, here’s my second point that some people just don’t understand. You don’t have to be a lawyer just because you have a law degree. And it’s not a waste of money if you aren’t practicing law. Last week, I attended the Pre-Law Society’s presentation with the extremely impressive Joel Africk—a Harvard grad, who, after practicing law for many years, decided that his heart was pulling him a different direction. He is now the president and CEO of Respiratory Health Association, a non-profit charitable organization in Chicago. Talk about a 180, right? Mr. Africk said something that will stick with me for the rest of my life. During his law school years at Harvard, while he admits to not paying attention half the time, he said his law professor said something that he will always
remember.Now he has passed down this wisdom to me, as well as all the other lucky PLS attendees who got to hear it. That is if your heart and head are telling you it’s time to do something else, do it. It’s OK to have a law degree and end up not practicing law. There are plenty of career paths from which to choose. In fact, many renowned journalists have a law degree, such as Jeff Greenfield, former CBS senior political correspondent, and Cynthia McFadden, co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and Primetime. There’s not only journalism, but real estate if you want. To me that sounds like a snooze-fest, but it is an option. And if you plan on getting into politics, or running for any type of office someday, having a law degree looks impressive. In fact, some may argue it’s necessary. Our very own president, Barack Obama, is a Harvard Law School grad himself. I am also a firm believer that if you really want something, you can get it. It’s hard in college to hear from practically every angle that your major will amount to nothing. It’s not just the legal profession that takes the heat, but plenty of others, such as journalism, politics or pretty much anything that isn’t engineering, business or technology-related. It’s always scary to think that we could end up not getting a
job after we graduate, but my point is that this isn’t unique to law school. Life gives you the skeptics to try and limit you. But why let that scare you out of something you’re meant to do? I think I’m meant to be a lawyer (please no more Legally Blonde jokes, I’ve had it up to here), and maybe later I’ll do something else. But don’t let statistics scare you out of what you feel is right. Yes, even you, English majors. If you’re passionate about something, the rest will work itself out. A law degree is no waste of money. In fact, I don’t believe that any form of higher education is a waste of money. It may seem like useless information at the time when you’re taking notes and have no idea what the professor is talking about, but you really do gain a lot from higher education, even if it’s just life’s precious lessons. Sigh. So go to law school, go be an English or anthropology major, because in the end, you are the only one responsible for your decisions, and you are the only one responsible for your future. But seriously, if you’re ever in trouble with the law in the future, you know where to find me. What do you think about the grad-school process? Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
High rise apartments taking Interested in over Madison’s neighborhoods writing for the coolest opinion page around? Nikki Stout opinion columnist
ecently, plans have been made between business owners and the city alike to build several new high rises around Madison, affecting the aesthetic and character of many neighborhoods surrounding campus. Let me just say, I love the broken, smelly couches that sit on your porches. I love how they get soaked with rain and snow and beer and whatever else. I love the plaid or whatever other outdated pattern that fades with each party/ snowfall/windstorm. I think it’s great. What I don’t love is when neighborhoods filled with houses perfectly suitable for porch-couches are destroyed by massive high-rise buildings, forever ruining the opportunity for your parents’ 20-year-old furniture to receive a second life. Porch couches aside, there are other concerns that arise from the influx of high rises. The ability to find affordable housing will become increasingly more difficult. With rent and tuition forever on the up, the financial strain that is college is becoming more difficult to bear. The rent of a college apartment for an individual
student does not need to exceed $1,000 per month. If the neighborhoods surrounding campus become yuppie villages, it will be hard pressed to find rent below this price point, leaving many students with very few options. While living further from campus is, of course, cheaper, it is wrong to simply deny students easy access to campus merely because they cannot afford ridiculously expensive rent.
With rent and tuition forever on the up, the financial strain that is college is becoming more difficult to bear.
There are ecological consequences to these buildings as well. Cooperatives are concerned with massive buildings blocking sunlight to their gardens. Historic buildings that add character and charm to our beloved college town are replaced by large rectangles that forfeit green space for living space. There are districts for this sort of building, such as the strip along University Avenue, which houses the Equinox, the Aberdeen and the Embassy. High rises are typically suited for urban neighborhoods, and in a town such as Madison, where the lines that define neigh-
borhoods aren’t necessarily clear, urban sprawl could be detrimental to the residential areas that it demolishes in its greedy path. I check my email like it’s my job. At least three times a week, I receive emails claiming signing bonuses, roommate matching and special offers that accompany the pleasure of living in whatever building it is they’re selling. As it is March, five months after the signing craze of November, and there are clearly units left in these buildings, there’s obviously enough room for students in the buildings that we already have. Knocking down beautiful, historic buildings, such as the church on the 100 block of Johnson Street, in order to make room for unnecessary living space is simply ridiculous. So, dear friends, I say to you, bring your parents’ grungy furniture back to life. Celebrate the broken bike and moped laying on their respective sides in your yard. Throw a basement party, even if the ceiling is too low for most of the guys in attendance. Lay down excessive amounts of salt because you’re too lazy to shovel. Sit on your porch couches and enjoy your friendly college neighborhood. Who knows how long it’s going to be there. Nikki is a sophomore majoring in journalism. What do you think about the changing face of Madison from neighborhoods to apartment complexes? Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
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Badgers earn home ice with series split By Brett Bachman the daily cardinal
It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a season for the No. 14 Wisconsin men’s hockey team. Following a 1-7-2 start to the season, the Badgers (13-87 WCHA, 17-12-7 overall) went on a 16-5-5 run, culminating in Saturday’s win over No. 8 St. Cloud State (18-9-1, 21-14-1) at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Madison to clinch home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs. “To achieve home ice as a reward for their blood, sweat and tears and sticking through hard times—It’s a great thing for them,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “Now we get to go back to the Kohl Center and we get to practice there all week in preparation. That’s a big deal. That’s well deserved.” Saturday night’s victory comes following the Badgers’ third period collapse Friday at the Coliseum. Wisconsin brought a 2-1 lead and MacNaughton Cup hopes to the final period, but three St. Cloud goals, the final one coming on an empty Badger net, put a damper on the night for UW. The Badgers, faced with
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Junior forward Michael Mersch scored his team-high 22nd goal of the season Saturday to help secure a 3-2 win over St. Cloud and earn home-ice advantage in the WCHA playoffs next week. one final opportunity to clinch home ice in the playoffs, came out with some much-needed energy Saturday, scoring within the first 43 seconds of the contest when junior defenseman Frankie Simonelli sent a shot through Husky sophomore goalie Ryan Farragher’s fivehole to put UW up 1-0. St. Cloud, however, retaliated
24 seconds later to equalize the score at one. “It was a good way to start the game off and set the tempo out there early on,” Simonelli said. “I got the start this game so I knew within myself that I had to get out there and set the pace for the rest of the team.” Twelve minutes into the first period, junior forward Michael
Mersch made a little hesitation move in front of St. Cloud’s goal and found the net on a highlightreel backhand for his 21st goal of the season. “It was a patient kind of play,” Mersch said. “I’ve never scored like that, that’s probably my prettiest score as a Badger.” The second period continued in back-and-forth fashion, and
Wisconsin found itself looking at an identical 2-1 lead heading into the regular season’s final period. As the final seconds ticked away on the regular season, the fans at the Coliseum took to their feet as Mersch scored his second of the night on an empty St. Cloud net with just over a minute left, giving the Badgers a two-goal lead. Not to be kept out of the game for long, St. Cloud scored another goal with 32 seconds remaining, giving Wisconsin a one-goal lead to close out the game. Sophomore goaltender Joel Rumpel and the Wisconsin defense were able to hold on to the victory and the Coliseum erupted, much like it did in the glory days of UW hockey. “It kind of felt like playoff hockey already,” Rumpel said. “I think that will help us going into next weekend. Seeing that we can hang with a top team in the league and actually take it to them for most of that game was good to see.” Next weekend Wisconsin will return home to the Kohl Center to face Minnesota-Duluth in a bestof-three series for the first weekend of the WCHA playoffs.
Jackson’s buzzer-beater puts Badgers past Penn State By Vince Huth the daily cardinal
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Senior Brianna Decker and the UW women saw their season end Friday in North Dakota.
Wisconsin women’s season ends with loss to North Dakota By Rex Sheild the daily cardinal
MINNEAPOLIS — Win and you are in. That was the magnitude of the semifinal matchup in the WCHA Final Face-Off between the second-seeded Wisconsin women’s hockey team and thirdseeded North Dakota Friday night in Minneapolis at Ridder Arena. However, the Badgers (17-92 WCHA, 23-10-2 overall) were outplayed by UND from start to finish, as North Dakota (18-9-1, 26-11-1) sealed a spot in their first WCHA conference championship game with a 2-1 victory. “Obviously, when you lose and don’t get to move on [to play in the WCHA championship game], it’s disappointing. I feel bad for our seniors,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “Certainly, the game, if you could start it over again, you would like to take that opportunity, but that’s the part of the season where it’s one-and-done.” North Dakota came out of the gates with a sense of urgency, as they were the aggressors offensively with a 6-1 lead in shots on goal early on in the first period.
Their aggressive play paid off on the scoreboard for UND. Senior forward Ashley Furia redirected a shot fired from just inside the blue line, sneaking it through the legs of junior goaltender Alex Rigsby at the 12:36 mark to take the early 1-0 lead. Despite significantly outmaneuvering the opposition, North Dakota only held a slight 11-8 shots on goal advantage. North Dakota did not let down their guard throughout the second, as they continued to apply pressure in both zones and held UW’s offensive weapons in check. Moreover, UND owned a significant margin in shots on goal with a 10-3 advantage, led by freshman defenseman Sam LaShomb and freshman forward Meghan Dufault with two shots each. “I think we came out in the second period with a little more energy and a little more hop in our step, which I think impacted the game a little bit better,” senior forward Brianna Decker said. With the outcome hanging in the balance in the final period of play, North Dakota rose to the occasion and added on to their
one-goal lead early in the period. At the 6:04 mark, senior defenseman and first-team WCHA selection Monique Lamoureux converted on a shot from the point, putting Wisconsin in a difficult uphill battle with 13:56 remaining. However, the Badgers would fight their way back. With just under four minutes remaining, freshman forward Erika Sowchuk was in the right place at the right time in front of the net and scored past redshirt freshman goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie to cut the deficit to 2-1. As the final minutes ticked off the clock, desperation mode kicked in as Johnson pulled Rigsby with under a minute remaining. Decker had a golden opportunity for the equalizer with ten seconds remaining from the far wing but Amsley-Benzie shut the door on the Badgers’ comeback effort and sealed the 2-1 victory. With the loss, Wisconsin’s chances of making the NCAA Tournament were slim, and their fate was ultimately decided Sunday, as they were not one of the eight teams selected.
The first 39 minutes, 56 seconds weren’t the prettiest, but No. 22 Wisconsin (12-6 Big Ten, 21-10 overall) escaped with a win at Penn State (2-16, 10-20) on sophomore guard Traevon Jackson’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Westerville, Ohio, native finished with 15 points (6-of-11 shooting), five rebounds, four assists and one turnover in the Badgers’ 63-60 win to close their regular season slate. Wisconsin scored the game’s first eight points and led 18-11 midway through the first half, thanks in part to knocking down eight of its first 14 shots. The Badgers moved the ball much better during that opening stretch than they did Thursday at Michigan State or during the second half against Purdue, recording assists on six of their first eight buckets (8-of-14). However, UW was held scoreless over the next six minutes (0-of8 from the floor) as the Nittany Lions rattled off 10 straight points to take the lead. The home team took a 25-24 advantage into the locker room. The Badgers and Nittany Lions exchanged baskets throughout the second half, with neither side leading by more than two scores as they swapped the lead 15 times. Following an elbow jumper from PSU sophomore guard D.J. Newbill to even the score at 60, senior forward Mike Bruesewitz led Jackson on an inbounds pass with just 5.6 seconds remaining. It appeared both Bruesewitz and Jackson wanted to let the ball roll out to preserve a couple extra seconds, but Penn State
senior guard Nick Colella dove on the loose ball to force a tie-up, taking precious seconds off the clock in the process. Fortunately for Wisconsin, the arrow pointed its way, as redshirt senior Jared Berggren had forced a jump ball on a Newbill jump shot with three minutes remaining to switch possession in UW’s favor. The 3.3 seconds left on the clock was enough time for Jackson to take four dribbles, pull up and launch the high-arching gamewinner from 25 feet. Berggren, who had to leave the contest twice with apparent ankle injuries, finished with 12 points (6-of-8 shooting), 10 rebounds and two blocks. The Nittany Lions entered play Sunday as hot as a 10-win team could, having won two of their past three games, including an 84-78 upset over thenNo. 4 Michigan. Penn State’s two leading scorers, Newbill and junior guard Jermaine Marshall, finished with 22 and 23 points, respectively, but the rest of the Nittany Lions combined to shoot just 5-of-13 on the day. With No. 2 Indiana topping the No. 7 Wolverines to claim its first outright Big Ten regular season title since 1993, the Badgers finished tied for fourth in the conference for the 12th straight season under head coach Bo Ryan. Thanks to Wisconsin’s 65-62 overtime win over Michigan in February, UW will be slotted No. 4 in the conference tournament this week at the United Center in Chicago. The Badgers will play Friday afternoon against the winner of Thursday’s Penn StateMichigan matchup.