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The UW System Board of Regents unanimously confirmed Dr. Rebecca Blank as UW-Madison’s next leader Friday.

Regents approve Blank as next UW chancellor The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously confirmed Rebecca Blank as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Friday, according to a university press release. “I can’t tell you how very proud I am to be joining one of the world’s great universities,” Blank said in a video posted on YouTube. Blank will take over for Chancellor David Ward in midJuly. She will receive an annual salary of $495,000, according to her contract.

“I can’t tell you how very proud I am to be joining one of the world’s great universities.” Rebecca Blank incoming chancellor University of Wisconsin-Madison

Blank received her Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Minnesota, as well as a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently serv-

ing as secretary of the United States Department of Commerce. The board also discussed the UW Flex Option degree and upcoming implementation of Massive Open Online Courses at Wisconsin universities. According to Chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension Ray Cross, the first Flex Option degrees, which are self-paced and competency-based learning programs, will be available in late fall 2013. The Higher Learning Commission will rule on whether or not the degree program will receive accreditation, which could affect financial aid for the program, in July. UW System President Kevin Reilly said the UW System may make mistakes in implementing the program and will likely receive criticism. However, it is important for the regents to support the program’s implementation, which moves toward more innovative higher education. Regent Tracy Hribar, a nontraditional student, said she is excited to provide adult learners with a new and affordable option for education. — Paige Villiard and Cheyenne Langkamp

Madison Metro bus passenger steals another rider’s iPhone, flees scene A woman riding a Madison Metro Bus Friday had her iPhone stolen by a fellow passenger who then proceeded to run off the bus while it was stopped at a bus stop near the University Avenue and Frances Street intersection, according to a police report. Madison Police Department Lt. Cory Nelson reported a 24-year-old woman was texting someone from her iPhone at approximately 1:47 p.m. when the suspect, who the report describes as a 5-foot-1 African-

American male in his early 20s, grabbed the phone out of the victim’s hands and ran off the bus. The suspect has not yet been arrested and in the report Nelson reminded members of the public to remain aware of their surroundings, especially when they’re distracted by an electronic device. “Please be aware of any suspicious people or circumstances around you,” Nelson said in the statement. “Iphones are a very popular item to steal.”

Planners reject “anti-Mifflin” criticism amidst ongoing debate over May 4 events Story by Sam Garigliano Before The Revelry Arts and Music Festival became the threat to the future of the Mifflin Street Block Party some see it as today, it was a conversation between two friends about college concerts. Talking to a friend who had just attended the annual Dillo Day musical festival at Northwestern University, Revelry Executive Committee Chair Sarah Mathews tried, and failed, to think of a current local equivalent. “It’s kind of surprising that as a major university we don’t really have a banner end-ofthe-year event,” she said. “We wondered why Madison never

had one. And then we realized there was Mifflin.”

“The fact of the matter is there have been traditions that have died out ... Maybe this year is the start of our tradition.” Sarah Mathews executive committee chair Revelry

What started as a peaceful Vietnam War protest broken up by arrests and billy-clubbings in 1969 is now a raucous, alcohol-soaked school year sendoff that in recent years has featured high profile incidents of violence and police crack-

downs, including two stabbings in 2011 and the arrest of Badgers running back Montee Ball last year. Mifflin cost Madison nearly $200,000 to police, a sizeable expense for a single day’s work

in a year when Dane County spent $654 million in “excessive alcohol spending,” described in a March report as healthcare and crime spending associated with alcohol consumption. To Mathews, discussions between university officials and students early in the school year made it clear resources and effort would be put toward providing some sort of Mifflin alternative, regardless of its nature. “There’s really nothing wrong with this, but I heard one administrator say … ‘I love the idea of a bounce castle on Bascom,’” she said. “I thought if [the school] is going to spend money on this, that [students] need to do something.”

The Associated Students of Madison voted to formally support Revelry in December. The process to make the idea a reality further progressed

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Professor Profile: Jost Hermand, former Hitler Youth member stay in the Buchenwald concentration camp. Jost Hermand, a professor The Nazi government in the German department, required Hermand to be a offers a unique perspective member of the Hitler Youth on German history and life organization as a child. In 1942, in Nazi Germany: he lived the government forced him to through it. evacuate his home in Hermand came Berlin to a Hitler Youth to the University of camp in Poland, where Wisconsin-Madison in they held him and other 1958 after receiving his boys his age until 1945. Ph.D. in literature of While standing in the early 19th century front of a train station at a German univerto greet foreign digsity. He has taught at nitaries to Germany, UW-Madison for the HERMAND Hermand shook hands past 55 years as well as with Adolf Hitler. at a university in Berlin in the “I was blonde and had blue fall for the last nine years. eyes and looked extremely Hermand said his inter- Nordic. Therefore, I always had est in the Third Reich stems to stand in the front row and from his first-hand experience Hitler shook our hands as an under the Nazi regime. He also honor as we stood there,” he said. said his parents were antiThe Hitler Youth often fascist and his wife’s father greeted foreign dignitaries “barely survived” a 12-year with displays including trum-

By Alyssa Brenner the daily cardinal

peted music, and Hermand said he was more concerned that day about his trumpet abilities than Hitler’s presence. “I was 12 years old at the time,” he said. “I was only afraid that Hitler would say, ‘Step forward and do a solo.’ And I couldn’t!” Hermand has published over 50 books, including “A Hitler Youth in Poland: The Nazi’s Program for Evacuating Children During World War II,” which documents his experience as in the Hitler Youth. Hermand said he wants to use his experience to educate students about the dangers of fascism in order to prevent another such regime. “I wanted to destroy the myth that fascism was of a communal spirit and fraternity, a form of friendship. It was not,” he said. “It was [the] strong dominating the weak.”

“…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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ex is defined differently for each individual; some people consider oral and anal penetration as intercourse, there are those who see kinky play (sometimes without genital touching) as sex, while others strictly see vaginal penetration as fornication. And that’s a good thing! We can all choose the definitions that work best for us. No matter our definition, there are people who choose to abstain from certain activities, or whatever their definition of “sex” might be. We may choose to engage in everything but penetrative sexual intercourse. We might be saving certain acts for a special someone or spouse. And we might even want to abstain from sexual activity altogether. The choice to abstain from different sexual activities is something everyone has the right to decide for themselves. Although it may seem inconvenient at times, there are a lot of options available provided we still want to get it on. Here are some tips to get it on without getting it in!

Rule #1: No Penetration (e.g. vaginal, anal intercourse)

Everybody talks about intercourse, but outercourse is rarely discussed by college students. Also known as dry humping, outercourse is just like intercourse... plus clothes but minus penetration. Dry humping can include rubbing our partner’s goodie bits against our own, or can be as involved as getting into different sexual positions and thrusting our bodies into our parnters’. The good fricition provided by dry humping (as long as nobody is wearing pants made of chicken-wire) can be used as sexy foreplay for all couples but can certainly be part of the main event for those abstaining from penetration or people who want to take a night “off ” from their normal routine. A position to try is the receptive partner lying on their belly, legs together, and insertive partner laying on top of them, hips aligned but straddling the receptive partner’s closed legs. Gets ‘em every time.

Rule #2: No Oral

Many couples are comfortable foregoing oral sex completely or sometimes one partner is just not into it. Don’t fret, dear readers, there are several simple solutions at hand. Other than our genitalia, our highest concentration of nerve endings are located in our lips and fingertips. So if we’re not comfortable “essing” our partner’s “dee,” we can just suck on

their fingers! To amp up the heat, try employing hand job skills to the rhythm of finger sucking. By doing so, we can almost create the same sensation that their brain would perceive if we were really going down on them. The dual stimulation might overwhelm our partner in the best way. Another way to allow our partners to feel like we’re going down on them, or at least like their pants are a little too tight, is by using their tongue as your phallic organ of choice. If we suck on our partner’s tongue like we would their penis, we can create an incredibly teasing pleasure that will up the anticipation for whatever sexual act we decide on doing next. For female bodies, we can use the hands in a similar way that we did in the first solution. Stimulating the area between fingers with our tongue can send sexy response signals to the brain. Just like it does with male bodies, the sensations in our partner’s hands will work with their brain to turn them on. Similar to the “blow job” simulation above, if we play with our partner’s genetalia

manually—either by fingering, clit-rubbing or a hot combination of the two— while we orally work her fingers, we can let her brain interpret the dual sensation. Such simulations are easy to do and span all sexual acts. We can use the same method of dual stimulation for ass licking: By graphic clenching our by dylan moriarty partner’s hand into a fist, we can lick around the rim of the space between their forefinger and thumb and even sneak our tongue into the space between their curled fingers and palm. If we enhance the experience by using our hands on their butthole, it’ll feel just like a good rim job. The brain is MVP of sexytimes.

Rule #3: Just Making Out

Although it seems unrealistic in popular culture perceptions of college life, in the real world many people aren’t comfortable “going past” kissing until they’re committed to a partner or in a long-term relationship. Luckily there are several ways to use our

bodies that can be a big turnon and an intimacy builder. Something that many of us—including those who consider themselves sexually active—forget to do is explore the bodies of our partners outside the context of “sex.” Although grabbing our partner’s package or boobs can be really exciting, it is important to remember touching their ears, elbows and even ankles can be just as important in getting to know them and building trust. For those only comfortable with making out, this option can be one to utilize whether we’re kissing or not. A slight variation on the above is giving our partner a sweet and sexy massage. For how-to information, the Sex Out Loud office library has a spanking-new book students can check out for two weeks. A Woman’s Touch is chock-full of similar information and sensual massage lotions—check it out and take advantage! Remember, even if we’re not abstaining from any sexual activities, the above tips and tricks are fo’ free for everyone to use. If we’re falling into a routine, we can mix it up instead by kissing longer or using our hands in new ways. Want to learn more? Email for Alex’s answers to any questions or clarifications.


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Members of the India Student Association participate in Bhangra dancing at Gordon Commons Friday as part of India Night. Modern Bhangra evolved from a dance performed by males during the festival of Visakhi in areas of the Punjab region. + Photo by Nithin Charlly

ABC News chief national correspondent, former Iraq War reporter to visit campus An award-winning journalist who reported on the Iraq War will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Monday as part of the Wisconsin Union’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Byron Pitts, who was the chief national correspondent for CBS Evening News until 2013, covered Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks and served as

a reporter embedded with the tered as a child and was illiterarmed forces during the ate until age 12. Iraq War. DLS lectures feaA 20-year news vetture influential speakeran, Pitts currently ers, such as Pitts, who works for ABC News encourage thought-proas an anchor and chief voking conversations national correspondent. and present modern Although Pitts is a ideas to students. renowned journalist Pitts will speak at 7:30 known for his strong p.m. in Union South’s PITTS storytelling, he stutVarsity Hall.

Republican state legislators proposed reforms to the state’s unemployment insurance policies in an April 1 letter to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council, specifically aiming to eliminate overpayments and redefine which individuals qualify for the insurance. The recommendations, which have the formal support of 27 state legislators, were made to prepare the state for any future recessions, according to a Wiseye interview with state Rep. Dan Knodl, R-Germantown, and state Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, who were the first legislators to sign the letter. The two legislators said a primary area they hope to address in the current unemployment insurance system is the people that are eligible to receive unemployment insurance. They specifically cited examples of people who were fired for poor performance or current inmates who

were still being paid through the unemployment insurance fund as a place to start. The legislators said the extra payments to people they say should not qualify further hurts Wisconsin businesses, which are responsible for paying money into the insurance fund. Knodl added state businesses are already struggling while the country continues to come out of the recession. “[Unemployment payments] have hit the businesses at the worst of times,” Knodl said. “If we right the ship, businesses will be a lot more confident to stay in Wisconsin and grow.” The UIAC will likely discuss the legislators’ proposals when it meets April 18. Knodl and Lasee said they were unsure of the progress the council will make, but they said they remain optimistic the reforms will eventually move to the state legislature. —Jack Casey

revelry from page 1 once the university administration and city threw their support behind it. “[Revelry] is trying to see an opportunity where in the past administrators and the city were determined to see a problem,” Mathews said. Concerns surrounding Revelry have been raised by students in lines at bars, before lectures and most prominently, online. Twitter, Facebook and the comment sections of news stories are filled with discussion over which event to attend and the merits of each.

“By no means are we communicating ‘don’t go to Mifflin,’” Revelry Marketing Director Josh Lieberthal said. “We’re not telling anybody that in our messages, we’re not saying that [to each other] off the record.” UW-Madison junior Nick Glattard administers the “Mifflin Street Block Party 2013” Facebook page for his Langdon Co. apparel company, which prints block party shirt orders, and worries Revelry threatens campus tradition. “I pray that people stick to their roots and continue going to Mifflin,” Glattard said. “We should all be ashamed if a tradi-

A recent conversation thread on Reddit, a user-generated content website, entitled, “Revelry or Mifflin? Where will you be?” accumulated 54 comments over two days.

tion that has been alive since ‘69 died out on our watch.” Mathews understands the criticisms, but also sees tradition as something students have the ability to build upon.

The perceived tension between the two events can be explained by their shared date and the fact the decidedly “anti-Mifflin” university and city administrations support the festival, but Revelry’s student organizers, some of whom live on Mifflin Street, never intended for one to occur at the expense of the other.

“I think its part of our student body’s culture to dislike anything we perceive as a front to our independent entrepreneurial Badger spirit,” she said. “The fact of the matter is there have been traditions that have died out… depending on how the student body perceives it. Maybe this year is the start of our tradition.”

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Staying ‘Dead’ FILM REVIEW Evil Dead Directed by Fede Alvarez By Kailee Andrews The Daily Cardinal

It’s a familiar story. Five college kids head out to a secluded cabin for a weekend of debauchery and shenani… no wait. Actually, in Fede Alvarez’s “Evil Dead” the responsible 20 somethings are at the cabin out of friendly concern for one of their own, Mia (Jane Levy), a drug addict who had a close brush with death, motivating this group interven-cation. This is one of the sole effective plot conceits of the film, as it provides motivation to the otherwise deeply illogical decision-making of the group. And hey, if Mia starts babbling about evil spirits chasing her through the woods and then decides to scald her own flesh with a flaming hot shower, that’s just the wacky quirks of addiction, right? Besides the premise, Fede Alvarez’s “Evil Dead” reboot is a surprisingly predictable exercise in gratuitous gore. For a film that not only claims Sam Raimi’s delightfully inventive, low-budget 1981 cult hit “Evil Dead” as source material, you’d hope to see serious experimentation and groundbreaking going down. Instead, the characters are flat and often unsympathetic, the scare tactics are standard, and the film can’t seem to commit to any

particular tone. Early on, it makes a half-hearted attempt to be character driven, yet it still elects to subject its characters to the most mind-numbingly moronic horror movie character behavior, quelling nearly any empathy the audience might feel. Also, the cast continually falls for the old, “Look, I’m not a possessed demonic being anymore. I’m just your sweet little sister/friend. To prove it I’ll serenade you with some childhood tunes to distract you from, you know, that killing me thing you were about to do.” If there’s one thing the film truly commits to, it’s the gore effects. More specifically, it’s the admirable ethos of doing things the old-fashioned way and creating realistic effects without CGI. And it works. The injuries in this film feel agonizingly authentic. Tongues are split, blood rains from the sky, bones crack sickeningly, faces are methodically sawed off, and, at one point, one character is burned alive. Despite these notable aspects though, “Evil Dead” still feels like an uncalled-for remake that barely rises above the average slasher flick. But who knows, if the planned sequel involves a team-up of the one surviving character with the iconic original protagonist, Ash, maybe it could all be worth it in the end. I could live with that. Read the full “Evil Dead” review at

The Daily Cardinal Spring Sublet Guide 2013

27 N Brooks St, Apt 222 Madison, WI 53703 The duration of the sublet would be for the whole summer (May through August). 2 other roommates. Price $550/month, negotiable Contact Ilya Khmelnik 414-688-9176 210 State St. Apt 202 Madison, WI 53703 Sublet from May 19 to August 13/14 (negotiable). 2 bedrooms, semi-furnished. Great location near the Capitol, on State Stree, has air conditioning. Price $895/month, negotiable. Contact: David Glickstein 1233 Mound St, Apt 2 Madison, WI 53703 Three subletters wanted! Three month lease, June-August, available to move in following finals week. Three bedroom, one bath, extra storage room, porch, two FREE parking spots. Partially furnished at subletters request (couches, recliner, kitchen table, chairs, etc.). Contact us with questions or if you’re interested in viewing the apartment. Thank you for your interst in subletting. Price $450/month or $1350 total plus amenities, negotiable Contact: Cody Schmidt 715-581-4792 Nic Bushman 715-252-1340

Park Spring Apartments 920 Spring St. Madison, WI 53703 Subletting 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, very spacious kitchen, private balcony off of living room. You’d be living with 4 other awesome girls - very fun and welcoming! The room would be shared with one of the girls, though it’s a very spacious room. Great location, bus stop right outside of the apartment and along the bike path. Price $403/month, negotiable. Contact: Ashya Kaderabek-Vela 10 N Orchard St Madison, WI 53703 Seeking a female sublet after finals week until August 14 for 1 bedroom in a 2-bedroom apartment near Union South. Internet included, laundry and AC. Parking available. Open kitchen, large living room, balcony and atrium and large bathroom. Price $535/month, negotiable Contact: Kimberly Kassube Laurel Commons Apartments 208 W Gorham St, Apt 4 Madison, WI 53703 Sublet from last week in May to August 12 (negotiable). 2 level, 5 bedroom, 2 rooms open for subletting. Great central location, right off State Street, fully furnished including washer and dryer. Price $550/month, negotiable Contact: Gretchen Snyder 952-457-9619

1508 Adams St Madison, WI 53703 SPRING AND SUMMER SUBLET! Subletting up to 3.5 bedrooms. Near Camp Randall and the beautiful Vilas neighborhood for Spring 2014 to share the house with three girls. 5 bedrooms for Summer 2014. Price is dependent on the number of subletters we find. Price $450 for a single and $350 for a double, negotiable Contact: Becky Wiepz 608-445-6071 237 W Lakelawn Place Madison, WI 53703 Looking for female subletter for 1 bedroom apartment to share withan awesome and laid-back roommate. Great location near Lake Mendota and State Street. Spacious and fully furnished with air conditioning. Mid May through mid August. Price $411/month Contact: Jacey Bonavia The Dayton House 1001 W Dayton St. Madison, WI 53703 3 bedrooms available in a fourbedroom apartment. Very close to The Serf, East Campus Mall, State Street, classes and more! Electricity not included (usually around $20/month). May 21, 2013 to August 14, 2013. Huge 1500 square feet apartment, very spacious and bright. Bedrooms furnished if you so choose. Washer and dryer in the apartment. Parking available. Price $525/month Contact: Kelli Klement 608-843-7892

33 N Randall Ave, Apt 2 Madison, WI 53703 Subletting 1 bedroom in a 5 bedroom townhouse in Randall Station. End of May to August 1. Utilities included. Access to two courtyards, perfect for summer! Close to Trader Joe’s & Southwest Trail. Private & quiet, with a great view. 4 laid back, fun female roommates. Price $480/month, negotiable Contact Hannah Meier 45 N Randall Ave, Apt 207 Madison, WI 53703 1,140 square foot, 4-bedroom apartment. Looking for 4-6 people to move in at the earliest, May 20 to August 15. Fabulous, spacious & clean 4 bedroom apartment. Close to classes, Trader Joe’s, Mickie’s Dairy Bar, Union South & Regent Street bars. Tours and pictures available. Price $2490 Contact Emma Mihelich LaCiel Apartment 515 University Ave, Apt 305 Madison, WI 53703 Mid may to mid August. 3 bedrooms available! Duration is negotiable. Price negotiable Contact Bailey Wagner 847-219-7663 1109 Milton St. Madison, WI 53703 Live with 3 other awesome girls. It is a shared room. Utilities not included. Price $325/month Contact: Katrina Slavik 630-818-5729

1022 W Johnson St, Apt 1004 Madison, WI 53703 2 rooms available, can be rented separately. 5 bedroom apartment, 10th floor. Available from May 20 to August 14. Price negotiable Contact: Haley Schmitz Varsity Apartment 405 N Lake St, Apt 403 Madison, WI 53703 Looking for a sublet in downtown. 2-beds in a 3-bed apartment. Right across from Madison Market. 5 minutes from Memorial Library, 5 minutes from SERF. Fully furnished. Cable, internet, water included. From May 22 to August 28 (approximately 3 months). Contact Dabin Yeum Embassy Apartments 505 University Ave. Apt 1002 Madison, WI 53703 Subletting 1 bedroom in a 2 bedroom apartment for the summer of 2013 (May 19 to mid August—3 months rent). On the 10th floor with a great view of Lake Mendota. One male student roommate. Price $650/month, negotiable. Contact: Graham Johnson 612-986-5445 433 W Dayton St. Madison, WI 53703 Subletting 2 rooms to females in a 5-bedroom apartment. One room available May 20 to August 14, other room available June 8 to August 14. Price $450/month, negotiable Contact: Jocelyn Piller Diana Goldberg

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Haleigh Amant opinion columnist


he polls were open last week and it was refreshing to see a “Non-Partisan” on the ballot; however, in a conversation with one of my peers, I was informed that she needed to look up the candidate’s parties before she went to vote so she could vote Democrat across the board. At first, it seemed like a perfectly normal thing to do, but on second thought I began to realize how much I didn’t like that method of voting. I have made the same mistake before. I am a proud Democrat, after all. I came from a Democratic, left-leaning family and I was raised to believe the things the Democrats stand for are right. I guess that is where most of us get our political views, which is fine, unless we close our minds and widen the gap between the parties. If we are at the point where we don’t examine the candidates and what they stand for and instead vote for them simply because they are a Republican or Democrat, we are spoiling the great right that we have to vote and to express our opinions. Personally, I’ll be working on opening my mind. Up until this year, I have been so stubbornly leftleaning I haven’t given the other side a chance to explain their views. There is probably no way I will ever change my stance on some issues, but it is important to have an open mind toward others. Over spring break I went to Florida and met many southern gentlemen with very cute accents who were also on their spring break. Perfectly nice guys, but once we started talking about politics and I realized they were Republican, it became very difficult for me to actually relate to them. Something I failed to realize in the heat of the moment was we came from very different backgrounds in which our opinions were formed differently. And of course, I thought I was right and they were wrong. So, is the only way to avoid this conflict to abstain from talking about politics completely? Well, that would be stupid because the matters of politics, in my opinion, are so important. Instead, if we start to come together without labeling ourselves as Republican and Democrat, it might be easier to understand each other’s views. America just might be able to run more smoothly. Even though it would be impossible to reach complete bipartisanship, we could reach a level of openness that will allow more of us to think through things before we take a side. I will say it is much more difficult to actually look up what the candidates support than it is to go in blindly and vote for your favorite party across the board. But what are we voting for when we vote along party lines all the time? Division. We’re putting too much trust in the labels “Republican” and “Democrat.” Perhaps America is taking a step in the right direction. Last week, there was a plan reached in Connecticut on one of the most controversial topics of today: gun control. And the best part— Connecticut legislative leaders called it bipartisan. “Democrats

and Republicans were able to come to an agreement on a strong, comprehensive bill. That is a message that should resound in 49 other states and in Washington, D.C. And the message is here: We can get it done here and they should get it done in their respective states and nationally in Congress,” said Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr. The bill introduces a ban on new

high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as new registration requirements for existing magazines that have capacity for more than 10 bullets. The proposal is also creating the nation’s first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry and finally, addressing mental health and school security measures. The fact that Connecticut lawmakers were able to reach this

solution gives me some hope. It seems that when it comes down to what is most important and when we know something needs to be done, we can get it done in a bipartisan manner. That was the case here. We had to do something to protect America’s children from ever experiencing something so horrible again and we came together, there is hope after all.

Bipartisanship is so important in this country and I hope it will continue to grow. There will always be a difference of opinion, but putting labels on groups of opinions will only put constraints on our minds and relationships with others. Haleigh is a junior studying political science. Please send all feedback to


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

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BEWARE THE ROBOTS ACROSS 1 Dogtrot and canter, for two 6 Home for la familia 10 Potential Guinness entry 14 Approximating word 15 Before much longer, poetically 16 Margarita garnish 17 “Violet” or “sound” introduction 18 Wonk 19 Shark stimulus 20 Gardener’s device 22 Cysts 23 More common name for caustic soda 24 Issue 26 Juicy tidbit 30 Seedsman 32 Touched the tarmac 33 Geraint’s better half 35 Bowler’s challenge 39 Violin’s predecessor 41 Sash for Madame Butterfly 42 Master of march music 43 Jerry and George’s TV buddy 44 Match up 46 Vacation idea 47 Potter’s apparatus 49 Be unable to let go

1 Territory 5 54 Large Australian bird 55 Fortune-teller’s sign 56 Rummage 63 Move merchandise 64 Egyptian symbol of eternal life 65 Hawaiian island or porch 66 Great Lake name 67 Free from contaminants 68 Rose petal oil 69 One who tints fabrics 70 Bygone despot 71 Landline or mobile DOWN 1 Caesar’s France 2 Empowered 3 Very small quantity 4 Gang territory 5 Groom’s place 6 Pond glider 7 From the beginning again 8 Sight for ___ eyes 9 First name of two U.S. presidents 10 Some sill decorators 11 Duck with soft down 12 “You’re ___ friends” 13 Quick and to the point 21 Lovett or Waggoner 25 Untidy state

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Graphic By Dylan Moriarty


Monday april 8, 2013


No-hitter highlights Badgers’ weekend By Christian Blatner the daily cardinal

The Wisconsin softball team (6-3 Big Ten, 28-6 overall) travelled to the Twin Cities this weekend to face off against conference foe Minnesota in a three-game series. The Badgers looked to build upon a hot start to their Big Ten schedule winning five of their first six conference games against Illinois and Iowa. Poor weather prevented the teams from taking the field Friday but a doubleheader was scheduled for Sunday in hopes that the weather would cooperate better. Despite a two and a half hour rain delay Saturday, the rain held off long enough for Minnesota senior catcher Kari Dorle to hit a walk-off double scoring sophomore shortstop Tyler Walker from second to knock off the Badgers 2-1. Minnesota capitalized on a Wisconsin blunder in the third inning as junior center fielder Bree Blanchette lined a single up the middle driving in sophomore third basemen Kaitlyn Richardson for an unearned run. Richardson started off the two-out rally by punching a single into right field and advancing to second on an error by

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Senior pitcher Meghan McIntosh threw her second no-hitter of the season Sunday as the Badgers earn their lone victory of the weekend, 10-0 in the second game of their series with Minnesota. Wisconsin junior right fielder Mary Massei. One sloppy inning wasn’t enough to put away the Badgers though, as they tied the score at one in the top of the sixth inning thanks to a Kendall Grimm RBI single. A leadoff double by senior first baseman Shannel Blackshear and heads-up base running by sophomore pinch runner Megan Tancill allowed Grimm to put the Badgers on

the scoreboard. Dorle’s late game heroics snapped a four-game win streak against Minnesota for the Badgers. Both teams made up for any lack of scoring Saturday as they combined for a whopping 18 runs in two games Sunday. Oddly enough, each team also posted a shutout. Behind senior Meghan McIntosh’s second no-hitter of

the season and an explosion of offense from the Badgers, UW cruised to a 10-0 victory in six innings in the first game of the doubleheader. Six runs came in the third inning as junior shortstop Stephanie Peace blasted a two-run homer, senior catcher Whitney Massey hit a solo shot, and junior third baseman Michelle Mueller had a baseclearing double driving in three

more runs. Massey tied Blackshear for the most homeruns on the team (seven) as she hit another solo shot in the fifth inning. The Badgers tacked on three more runs in the sixth inning as they posted double digits for the fourth time this season. McIntosh pitched six scoreless innings striking out eight and walking five. A dominant pitching performance and success at the plate in Sunday’s first game was silenced in the final game of the series as the Gophers responded to beat the Badgers 8-0 in five innings. Junior pitcher Cassandra Darrah was knocked out of the game with two outs in the third inning after surrendering eight runs on five hits. Freshman Taylor Paige-Stewart relieved Darrah shutting out the Gophers and giving up three hits in her 1.1 innings of work. An early deficit prevented Wisconsin from generating any runs as they only reached base six times all game. Despite a disappointing finish to the weekend the Badgers will finally take the field at home Wednesday at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. as they welcome Northern Iowa to Goodman Diamond.

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