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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Legal group challenges UW admissions policy By Sam Cusick THE DAILY CARDINAL
The University of Wisconsin-Madison could face legal action against its “holistic” admissions policy from Project on Fair Representation, the Virginia-based legal group behind the June 2013 U.S. Supreme Court case, Fisher vs. University of Texas-Austin. POFR announced Monday it is seeking applicants that believe they were rejected admission to UW-Madison because of their race to join potential legal action against the university. The group started similar campaigns to UWnotfair.org at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Harvard University. The new initiative is similar to the Fisher case, which focused on UT-Austin applicant Abigail Fisher who sued the university after being
denied admission, which she felt was because of her race. POFR Director Edward Blum said the group targets universities with admissions policies that classify applicants based on race and then treat people differently based on race. “If [UW-Madison] wants to lower the bar in order to create a diverse student body, we think that that bar should be lowered for everyone who comes from a disadvantaged background, or a lower socioeconomic environment,” Blum said. Paul DeLuca, UW-Madison’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, defended the university’s admissions policy in a statement, saying the “holistic” policy takes many factors into account to admit applicants, including academic credentials, which he deems as the most important factor. However, he also said
academic credentials do not always predict “classroom success,” which he said is the reason UW-Madison reviews an applicant’s entire record when deciding upon admission. “No student is accepted solely due to any non-academic factor. Every student offered a place at this university is judged to be capable of success,” DeLuca said in the statement. “We have reviewed our policies in the wake of the Fisher, Gratz and Grutter decisions and believe this approach is appropriate and consistent with the law.” Blum disagrees, claiming UW-Madison’s “holistic” approach violated the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Fisher decision. He added the group will “likely bring a legal challenge” to the university’s policy once they have collected a “a reasonable pool of credible applicants.”
Stomp the stigma
Jenna Schmitt with the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin attempted to combat common myths and rumors about HIV/ AIDS in a talk at the Red Gym Monday. + Photo by Emily Buck
Woman sexually assaulted Sunday
Final Four game brings increase in alcohol-related incidents to UW
Police say incident is not related to dormitory assault A man sexually assaulted a woman while she was walking with a group on Conklin Place early Sunday morning, according to an incident report. The man pulled the victim toward him, kissing her as he touched her inappropriately, according to a statement by Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain. The man then asked for a “sexual encounter” with the woman, DeSpain said in the report. She shouted for him to stop, and another woman pulled her from the man. The woman did not know the suspect or people in the group accompanying her, according to the report. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his early 20s with shoulder-length wavy, brown hair. Witnesses last saw him wearing a black, Wisconsin T-shirt with dark jeans, according to the report. Police could not confirm that the incident correlated with the sexual assault occurring the same morning in a University of WisconsinMadison residence hall.
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Chancellor Rebecca Blank stresses the importance of dividing the responsibilities of a current university leadership position at a Faculty Senate meeting Monday.
Faculty Senate sparks further debate on leadership structure evaluation By Emily Gerber THE DAILY CARDINAL
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Faculty Senate approved a report by a working group Monday that examines the possibility of dividing two university leadership positions. The group was charged
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with determining the efficacy of dividing the vice chancellor for research and dean of the graduate school into two separate roles, a task requested by the University Committee over three months ago. Martin Cadwallader currently serves in the singular position with both responsi-
bilities. Chancellor Rebecca Blank said in order to serve both areas’ expanding natures, the duties would be better fulfilled by two separate individuals. “I want someone who is going to focus full time,”
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Against Me! plays the show for you at Majestic +ARTS page 5
The University of WisconsinMadison Police Department saw an increase in alcoholrelated incidents on campus over the gameday weekend as the Wisconsin men’s basketball team entered the Final Four, according to a UWPD statement. UWPD transported 10 people, seven of whom were UW-Madison students, to detox between Friday and 1 a.m. Sunday, according to the statement. One of several people taken to detox prior to the start of the Wisconsin-Kentucky game was a 21-year-old male student who officers found unconscious in a Gordon Commons restroom Saturday. Police reported it took longer than a minute to wake him. Upon regaining consciousness, the student remained unaware of his whereabouts, the time and date, responding only with “a.m.” when questioned what day it was. UWPD reported he had a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.37. UWPD also issued 13 tickets for underage drinking and arrested an individual not associated with UW-Madison for operating while intoxicated. Police said many of the alcohol-related incidents that transpired over the weekend were extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening.
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isclaimer: This is heteronormative. I’m a straight girl. Sorry, all my queer friends. Sex is an activity that some people in college do a lot and other people in college don’t do that much. Here is my advice to FAQs I receive often on this particular activity.
What are some sexy sex positions? Missionary is a great sex position. Follow these simple steps. One: Girl, lie on bottom. Two: Boy, lie on top of girl. Three: Girl, open legs. Four: Boy, insert penis into girl’s vagina. Five: Move up and down and all around for a few minutes. Six: Stop. Kiinnkkyy. Always fun, never dangerous, just like the pilgrims did it. If the bed is your favorite place, why have sex in the shower/kitchen sink/outside/ public bus/library cages?
How do I get things goin’? If you wanna be startin’ somethin’ with someone you would like to have sex with, you should try foreplay, or what I like to call, “If you don’t do this, girls will fake their orgasms.” You can engage in foreplay in a variety of ways, such as touching each other’s hair, face or reproductive organs. I like using toys too, especially Bop
It. Pornography is a cheap fix to get ready also, but I personally prefer Monopoly.
Do you have more detailed advice about how to foreplay? This sounds very important. Please refer to “Friends,” Season Four, Episode 11.
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What if I want to have sex but no one will sleep with me? Masturbation is an exciting exercise. It’s great
How do I perform anal sex?
Some sexperts might recommend role-play or S&M (sadomasochism). Those things are nice and fun! I suggest, however, that if your sex has lost its fireworks, then just don’t have sex for an extended period until it’s clear the time has come to end your sexual relationship forever. Why draw something out that has reached its natural end? The sex isn’t what is boring. You are.
What contraception should I use?
Missionary is a great sex position... Always fun, never dangerous, just like the pilgrims did it. If a bed is your favorite place, why have sex in the shower/kitchen sink/outside/public bus/library cages?
There are two kinds of contraception that I know about.
One is condoms. The other is abstinence. I will explain them both. Condom: A condom is a stretchy piece of latex that goes over the penis during intercourse. You can find them at your local drugstore or for free, from groups like Sex Out Loud. To use, first rip open the plastic wrapper, but not too forcefully as to rip the condom. Then place on the tip of the penis and unravel. These come in many colors, shapes and smells. My favorite is rainbow. Disclaimer: If you are allergic to latex, then your best bet is to just not use this
On this day in history... 13,854,334,495 B.C.—Two atoms collide together at light speed.
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contraception as to avoid allergic reactions or abstain (see below). Abstinence: Lol.
1861—The U.S. mint at Dahlonega, Georgia is seized by the Confederacy. They cover it in chocolate and divide it up among the troops. 1912—Steamships collide on the Nile, drowning 200 people. The game “Hogs of the River” is outlawed in Egypt. 1999—Kindergarteners are dressed up as barnyard animals and publicly humiliated in front of their classmates’ parents during a school play at Westlawn Elementary in Cedarburg, Wis.
This activity intimidates me, but I really want to try it and maybe be good at it! What should I do?
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because you get all the joys of sex but without any of the anxiety of someone seeing you naked or of post-sex small talk (P.S.S.T.).
I’m getting bored with my partner. How do I spice things up?
Sex can be scary but if you do it with someone you like, sex can also be fun! Give it a try! Do you have burning sex questions that you would like the Smelly Bird to answer? Then email Samy at email@example.com to get answers. However, if you would like legitimate sex advice and tips from someone that is aware of more than two types of contraception, read the Dirty Bird on Mondays.
Bed bugs—They mite not sound super chill, but bed bugs make excellent sleeping partners. It’s practically impossible for me to fall asleep now without their nibbles. It’s great. I’ve been breeding them in my mattress for over a decade, so these little buggers are best in show. Email Ernie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a jar-o-bugs.
Competitive eating partner/ trainer—So, you watch a lot of “Man Versus Food,” don’t you? Since the first time you saw Kobayashi down 50 hot dogs, you wanted to be just like him? You want to win the grand prize at the county fair? Well, say “Hello” to your new competitive eating coach. I spent 14 years on the main circuit (Coney Island, et al.), and know how to stuff my throat full of meat, corn, pizza, whatever. I’m not the muncher I used to be back in ’02. But there’s still hunger in my belly. Two person eating contests are one of the easist things to rig. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH FREE FOOD WE CAN WIN? I’m hungry dudes, help me out. Call 555-0987.
Stolen vehicle—This ride is totally hot. 1997 red Ford Mustang. After-market 22s. I can’t hold onto this car for long since I don’t own it and somebody’s probably looking for it a.t.m. Will only take cash. $1,000 obo, let’s get this shit taken care of tonight. Call Rick 555-2425.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Gov. Walker signs heroin and opiate recovery bills By Andrew Hahn THE DAILY CARDINAL
Gov. Scott Walker toured the state Monday with state legislators, signing seven bills aimed at reducing heroin use in the state. The Heroin and Opiate Prevention and Education package includes measures to grant immunity to those who help someone suffering an overdose and increase funding for the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program. Walker thanked state Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, and state Sens. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, and Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, for authoring the legislation in a Monday statement. “Wisconsin, like many states across the country, is experiencing a dangerous trend–an escalating number of cases of heroin use, addiction, and overdose,” Walker said in the statement. “Heroin addiction does not discriminate, and we have to take action to protect our friends, family members, and neighbors, who need help.” The bills would also make drug disposal programs more accessible, require identification to pick up some opiate prescriptions and require emergency responders to carry antioverdose drugs to administer
upon arrival at the scene. Nygren traveled with Walker as he signed the bills in Marinette, Stevens Point, Eau Claire and Milwaukee. He released a statement Monday and lauded the bill’s enactment. “Addiction affects people of all demographics, races and income levels,” Nygren said in the statement. “While I’ve said many times that these bills are not the ‘silver bullets’ to solving the problem, they’re certainly important first steps in the right direction.” Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in a statement Monday he predicts the HOPE legislation will be a fiscally responsible and successful response to heroin use in the state. The Department of Justice will sponsor a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26, during which citizens may drop off unused or expired prescription drugs at collection sites around the state. The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin applauded the bill’s passage in a Monday statement and expressed hope the legislation would reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C. State Public Defender Kelli Thompson said in a statement she was also glad to see the bills signed into law.
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State Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, traveled with Gov. Scott Walker as the governor signed the HOPE package Monday.
faculty from page 1 Blank said. “Both of these functions are deeply important to the university.” While the report contains recommendations for the structure of the potential leadership shift, Senate members only voted to accept the overall report. The approval of the document relinquishes the working group’s responsibility on the issue to the University Committee, which now has the task of continuing discussion with the uni-
“These are profound changes that we are considering, and it is important to get them right.” Noah Feinstein assistant professor UW-Madison
University Committee member Jo Ellen Fair said while faculty members need more time to decide on wheth-
Man stabbed after downtown road-rage dispute
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The Orpheum Theatre, located on the 200 block of State Street, will undergo renovations to its entrance.
City committee approves Orpheum Theatre plans Members of Madison’s Landmarks Commission unanimously approved plans to initiate renovations to the facade of the Orpheum Theatre located on State Street. Architect Arlan Kay of Architecture Network, Inc., provided commission members with new design plans for the landmark building that first opened in 1926. Kay’s designs intend to provide the building with sturdy materials while preserving the antiquity of the monumental theater. Commission members were pleased with the renovation proposal. “We’re very happy to see the Orpheum getting some attention that it badly needs,” commission member Michael Rosenblum said. The type of granite chosen to replace the beige bricks on the front entrance of the theater, chocolate bamboo, is a rock similar to marble with smooth vein patterns that have the stability to withstand freezing conditions and salt exposure. Commission members were pleased with plans to replace the front and Johnson Street entrances. The current wooden doors used for the back entrance have signifier to implement a new structure, a decision on the matter has to be made soon. “If we do not complete this process by approving recommendations to the Chancellor … at the May senate meeting, our next opportunity is October, and that is not acceptable,” Fair said. “Kicking the can down the road until next fall simply ensures that we will not be able to identify and recruit graduate school leadership in a timely manner and doing this, I fear, will hurt our university.” Many faculty senators
cant damage due to moisture exposure, allowing heat to escape, resulting in higher gas expenses. Aluminum doorways will replace the existing structures as durable installments that will also help prevent break-ins.
“We’re very happy to see the Orpheum getting some attention that it badly needs.” Michael Rosenblum member Madison Landmarks Commission
The theater’s front windows will be replaced with larger, clear glass windows, at the request of commission members. The historic plaque located above the theater will be temporarily removed during renovations, undergoing extreme care. The plaque is a landmark itself, maintaining its time-honored appearance from the ’20s. The renovations will help recreate the original classic style of the theater that has deteriorated after years of neglect, according to Kay. —Patricia Johnson expressed concern on if a separation of the position is necessary, with focus being on how funding for each area would be affected. “These are profound changes that we are considering, and it is important to get them right,” said Assisstant Professor Noah Feinstein. The discussion on the research and graduate school leadership structure will continue at the May Faculty Senate meeting, with the recommendations for new leadership positions up for vote.
Road rage on East Washington Avenue escalated Sunday evening, leading to one man stabbing another, according to a police report. Officials identified the stabber as John M. Howard of Verona, Wis., according to Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain. The drivers initiated a “moving dispute,” according to the report, and Howard’s passenger proceeded to spit at the victim in his vehicle. The victim began following Howard, pulling in front of him and halting the vehicle, DeSpain said. Howard then stabbed the victim during a fight outside of their cars. Paramedics from Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service witnessed the scene and identified the suspects’ vehicle, according to the report. The ambulance transported the victim to a local hospital, DeSpain said. The victim did not sustain life-threatening injuries. Officials arrested Howard and charged his passenger with disorderly conduct, according to the report. Patrick and Erin Ryan, co-owners of the ambulance company, said in a statement they were proud of the paramedics’ “quick thinking and training.”
Assembly Democrats request Kramer quit, discuss ethics committee creation Democratic leadership in the state Assembly sent a letter Monday to state Rep. Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, asking for his resignation. The letter comes amid three separate allegations of sexual harassment and two federal charges. Last week, Assembly Republican leaders requested Kramer resign and mentioned they would explore the recall process if Kramer did not comply. The letter sent by Democratic leadership called Kramer’s response to the criminal charges “extremely inappropriate.” “You have lost the respect and trust of your colleagues and we believe it is time to give up your public position and return to private life,” Democratic leaders said in the letter. Democrats also requested Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Burlington, to consider forming an ethics committee to level sanctions against Kramer. Democratic Assembly members, who are unhappy with Republicans’ reaction to Kramer’s criminal charges, said the committee could “encourage” Kramer to resign. “Removing [Kramer] from his leadership post does not go far enough, especially since concerns over [Kramer’s] behavior were raised before the vote,” Democrats said in the letter. Also in the letter, Democrats said they oppose a district recall due to the timeliness of the Assembly elections scheduled for November. An ethics committee would contain three members of each party, and Kramer would be afforded the right to an attorney and the right to cross-examine any witnesses. The committee may also vote to close parts of the hearing from the public. Following the hearing, the committee would draft a resolution with a recommendation for the Assembly. A resolution can contain recommendations to reprimand, censure and expel the accused. —Eoin Cottrell
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Side projects balance bland with fun Brian Weidy weidying out the noise
hen a band is together for a long time, it is natural that individual musicians in the group will want to branch out. Whether it’s to start a full-fledged solo career or to have a band on the side—much to the chagrin of fans of any band that has had this happen—side projects exist. To top that off, most of the time they are terrible. A few weeks ago, Mike Gordon (the band) came to Madison. For the uninitiated, Gordon is the bass player from Phish. Naturally, I had to go as the chance to see someone from Phish here in Madison seemed like too great an opportunity to pass up since, as those of you who know me can attest, just hearing the word Phish gets my ears to perk up. This is not my first experience with a Phish side project. I have seen the Trey Anastasio Band, led by the lead singer and guitar player of Phish, twice. The first time was about two months after I saw Phish for the first time and I lapped up everything Anastasio had to offer. When they played “Alaska,” I was excited that he was playing something I knew. I should have been irritated, as “Alaska” is arguably the worst song in Phish’s repertoire, a song so bad it gets crowds across the country to sigh so audibly it shows up on the recording. But maybe I’m just jaded and I should continue on with the point of this column as opposed
to rehashing a concert I attended four years ago. The next time I saw Anastasio, he played a set of acoustic Phish songs and then a set of electric songs from his own band with a couple covers and Phish songs littered in throughout. While people will see Phish a dozen or more times in a year due to the whole scene that comes with a show as well as their varied set lists and everything else, you will be looked at cross-eyed if you see Anastasio’s side project more than once per year. Indeed, seeing many bands more than once during your lifetime will get you funny looks from people outside of certain circles—though that is for another column—in the jam community, seeing Phish more than 50 times is met with a high-five, not a puzzled look as it would if it was a Foreigner show. To digress briefly, if you have seen Foreigner 50 or more times, please send me an email as that is fascinating. With all of that being said, seeing Anastasio’s side project is mostly not worth your time other than to say you saw a member of Phish in a venue that holds 10 percent of the size that Phish plays. Seeing Gordon’s band was a totally different experience. Gordon and writing partner Scott Murawski have developed a very defined sound that breaks away from the Phish mold. Gordon and his band jam, but not in the same style as a Phish jam which builds within the form of the song and then, occasionally, will break free and change keys, taking the song in a completely different direction. Not being totally familiar with
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Contrary to popular belief, a band’s side project doesn’t have to be unbearable or superfluous for long time fans of the band. Gordon’s catalog, and that is to say I listened to his latest release once before the show if that, everything felt fresh—both with the wide-eyed enthusiasm of the veteran musicians on stage in playing this material and the audience’s appreciation that he is doing something unique with his side project. But herein lies the catch. If a side project, and it can be Phish or any band of your choosing, play songs from the original band,
as both Gordon and Anastasio’s bands have been known to do on more than one occasion, they can pander to the crowd too much. In Anastasio’s case, if he’s going to play Phish songs, I’d rather see Phish than his band. With Gordon, he played mostly his own material with a Talking Heads cover that Phish has played hundreds of times in the encore to go along with a rarely played Phish song. This works for both myself, as a
fan, and for him, as the reason why he is playing with his solo band is to play songs that may not fit in a Phish context. There are countless examples of this, with musicians setting out on their own. Sometimes it works, as in the examples of Jim James, the lead singer and guitarist of My Morning Jacket who released an amazing solo album while still touring with the band. But on the other side of the coin, while both Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins set out on illustrious solo careers, their talents were better used, in my opinion, in Genesis. Steve Winwood has a nice solo career, but it pales in comparison to his work with Traffic. Justin Vernon can do all he wants with Volcano Choir, but it will never be Bon Iver. When I saw Volcano Choir in September, I kept waiting for them to play “Still,” because it’s virtually identical to “Woods.” While I have since gained a greater appreciation for Volcano Choir’s albums on their own, because I had never seen Bon Iver I used seeing Volcano Choir as a surrogate to that experience. There is no problem with musicians setting out on their own be it as a solo act or with a new band, but just realize you are not listening to their original band, that this is a break from what they were doing and they are turning over a new leaf. The problem is, when they attempt to sound like their original band, you will walk away disappointed. Do you like side projects? Tell Brian about it at email@example.com
RECORD ROUTINE Avey Tare holds housewarming party on brand new Slasher Flicks album CD REVIEW
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Avey Tare, a member of the indie-fodder, electro-psychedelic group Animal Collective, along with former Dirty Projectors’ bassist Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman, have created an experimental, horror-film inspired hipster super group named Slasher Flicks. The final product, Enter the Slasher House, is a fun, wild and eclectic pop album that digs deep into the finer details of psychedelic music. Starting with “A Sender,” Enter the Slasher House sounds like a continuation off the last Animal Collective album. It features vocals smothered in effects—upbeat and looped electronic beats—and shaky guitars. Listeners leave this song thinking they are hearing a familiar Tare song. However, the next song, “Duplex Trip” is
a song that paradoxically has a tighter, refined sound but a rickety, indistinguishable vocal/guitar relationship. “Blind Babe” comes next, a speedy carousel of industrial percussion, flickering synths and repetitive vocals. “Little Fang,” the album’s single, sticks out of the entire batch of songs. It satisfies the mainstream with its radio-friendly pop sound, ease and happy-go-lucky lyrics. Subsequently, “Catchy (Was Contagious)” changes the pace of the album abruptly with a chaotic jumble of Rush-inspired synths, an upbeat drumbeat and Tare’s signature incoherent vocals. The motif of a scary, yet fun and excitable fun house drives the album throughout. As “Catchy” fades out, a sample from a television ad saying “guaranteed to get rid of evil spirits” bridges the next song. The only certainty in this album is that each track will be a new attraction, an exhilarating ride that only established fans will come to love. Enter the Slasher House isn’t for everyone, but is so refined that it satisfies a specific Avey Tare fan base. Overall, he has experimented with two friends and established musicians to make a trippy, terrifying and impressive album.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Against Me! incite gleeful moshing at Majestic By Michael Frett The Daily Cardinal
Thursday night’s audience at the Majestic was alive. Fists in the air, they matched Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace word-for-word as the band blasted their way through a set list that dug deep into the story of the Gainesville, Fla.’s punk rock titans. The audience caved in on itself in a crowd-wide mosh pit. Fans’ hearts set ablaze by hearing their favorite songs through the amplifiers.
I returned to my dorm a shaggy mess with ringing ears, infected with that same ear-to-ear grin.
Against Me! can claim responsibility for more than just an empowered and spirited rock ‘n’ roll performance after Thursday night: They deserve credit for firing up an audience more excited and joyful than any other crowd I’ve ever been a part of before. Never had I seen a happier game of push-and-pull come out of a mosh pit. People upstairs looked down with grins and nodding heads, while even people on the fringes couldn’t help but be sucked into the fist-pumping collective. As the crowd moshed, Grace looked on and laughed at its
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antics, even stepping aside and giving the vocals to the lucky few who floated toward the stage. Even as the encore came to a close, a grinning Against Me! looked out over an animated Majestic that couldn’t help but cry for more. The concert, delayed an extra 30 minutes due to technical difficulties, started with the Michigan pop punk band Cheap Girls. Their set, though small, was a delightful first dish, whetting our appetites for the hookbased punk to come. They were followed by Laura Stevenson, who led the crowd through campfire-light folk songs and stories, including one about being turned away from a band started by the guys behind the Kool-Aid Man because of how she looked; the crowd immediately responded with a collective “Fuck Kool-Aid!” that widened Stevenson and her band’s already bubbly grins.
The audience caved in on itself in a crowd-wide mosh pit.
Against Me! took the stage with the crowd in an uproar. The mosh pit formed immediately as the first notes of
“Who would want to be / Who would want to be / Such an asshole?”
“Guilty Cocker Spanials” No One’s First, And You’re Next
So It Goes Ratking By Brandon Danial The Daily Cardinal
After the start of groups like N.W.A. and Wu Tang Clan, hip hop had a significant lack of rap collectives at the turn of the century. But within the last
“Traveling / Swallowing / Dramamine.”
gave one final bow, and left with the same smiles they had given the audience. I returned to my dorm a shaggy mess with ringing ears, infected with that same ear-toear grin. Against Me!, with a rejuvenated Grace confidently at its front, lit a fire in me akin to those in the mosh pit’s seasoned fans. Many hold to a stigma that punk’s a place for the angry and disheartened, Against Me! proves the contrary; never before have I seen a crowd and a band share a smile so wide.
few years, groups like Top Dawg Entertainment and A$AP Mob have brought back the presence of rap collectives in the game, reigniting a wave of group-affiliated rappers. Ratking is a fourman group from New York, with a style reminiscent of old-school rap with a touch of teenage angst. Ratking brings together a young group with a variety of sounds. 18-year old frontman Wiki has a style remarkably similar to that of a young Eminem, which shows in his presentation, rapping sarcastic quips full of attitude similar to a young Marshall Mathers. The troupe’s
collective age is well represented in the subject of their songs on So It Goes. “Remove Ya” highlights the group’s disdain for the police, classically labeling them as ‘pigs.’ The tracks “So Sick Stories” and “Bug Fights” highlight the group’s prideful personalities, dramatizing a rags-to-riches start up for the members. Each song carries the weight of rebellion with it, but they all seem to lack a greater purpose. Ratking shares the distinct style of groups like Odd Future, melding together a group of anguished kids trying to make a statement by displaying their
nonsensical flair. What Ratking lacks is distinct personalities. With groups like Odd Future, members Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and Frank Ocean have all made a name for themselves as artists, honing their own techniques and framing songs around personal issues and experiences. Ratking are still stuck in a phase of teenage insurgence, playing for the sake of being heard as unruly youth. Ratking have potential, but need to find a unique quality that will give their music purpose and presence.
Young & Sick proves Renaissance bona fides on first album CD REVIEW
“When we rolled over / How our masters clapped.” “Dramaine” This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
from Grace) fit in perfectly with long-time favorites like “Thrash Unreal” off of 2007s New Wave. The audience fully supported the singer, chanting along with every TDB cut in a unanimous cry of support for Grace. Against Me! topped off the show with an encore ranging from Irish drinking eulogies (“Pints of Guinness Make You Stronger”) to cries of defiance (“We Laugh at Danger”). When their final chords echoed, a tsunami of applause washed over the amplifiers’ feedback. The band
New York City collective Ratking fall short of rap group stardom on debut album ‘So It Goes’ CD REVIEW
“Bukowsi” Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ “FUCKMYLIFE666 ” rang through the Majestic. Those who weren’t blown away with the first song were swept into the frenzy by the end of song two. The band’s latest album, TDB, took center stage at the concert. A record born from Grace’s struggle as a transgender woman, songs like “True Trans Soul Rebels” and the not-so-somber memorial “Dead Friend” (and its ever-familiar final chords punctuated with a cry of “teenage wasteland!”
“Gravity Rides Everything” The Moon & Antarctica “Oh / Gotta see / Gotta see right now.”
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Against Me! brought a reinvigorated punk rock sound to the Majestic Theater last Thursday, bolstered in no small part by the intensity and enthusiasm of frontwoman Laura Jane Grace.
Young & Sick Young & Sick By Mary Sullivan The Daily Cardinal
Nick Van Hofwegen, under stage name Young & Sick has been previously well known in the art community for his visual work at music festivals, street fairs as well as his notable
album artwork for artists such as Foster the People, Maroon 5 and Robin Thicke. After an exceptional acoustic set at SXSW and the release of Young & Sick, however, Hofwegen is making a name for himself in the auditory art faction as well. His attitude toward his broad array of talents is casual. He sees visual art and music as one in the same and doesn’t find his talent in both areas as unique as critics are making it out to be: “I always did both and then one of them got bigger and the other started catching up. Now it’s kind of the same.” Young & Sick is an impres-
sive piece of work for someone who has never been considered a composer. Aside from trumpet work by a friend on a few tracks, each and every note was written, played and sung by Hofwegen himself. The first track “Mangrove” is an entertaining, extremely happy-sounding song with lyrics far darker than the tune insinuate:s “I am so damn happy something must be very wrong.” It’s a great foreshadowing for the rest of the album. The songs are mellow and calming, but with hidden pain and confusion. There’s optimism (“Ghost of a
Chance”), depression (“Gloom,” “Valium”), sex (“Nowhere”) and a lot of letting go (“Feel Pain,” “Twentysomething”). The sound ranges from jazz to R&B to a capella to electronic, but somehow tie together to form a fantastically intriguing piece. Sure, the trendy “beepbop” music can get a little old, and I was definitely ready for the album to be over after the 40-minute stretch of choppy synthetics and monotone vocals but it is entertaining to say the least and worth a hard listen for a real groovy experience.
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Transfer of command date remains unclear to U.S. ANDREW PARK opinion columnist
s a former Republic of Korea Army serviceman who served in the ROK-US CFC Republic Of Korea–United States Combined Forces Command as a translator/interpreter, I assert that the transfer of wartime-OPCON (Operational Control) be delayed until the ROK military is ready. Instead of ROK’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, ROK-US CFC, is led by an American four-star general as a commander with a Korean four-star general as a deputy commander. Combined they control wartime-OPCON for the Korean peninsula. The ROK gave its OPCON to the U.S.-led United Nations Command after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. However, the ROK regained peacetime OPCON in 1994. This means that if North Korea invades ROK once again, the United States Forces Korea automatically enters the war alongside ROK forces. This ingeniously designed defensive system perfectly deters North Korea from commencing military strikes and ending the cease fire of the Korean War.
In 2012, a Pentagon commissioned study suggested that the U.S. military had covered up percieved shortcomings in the ROK’s ability to defend itself and that the transfer be delayed until the ROK’s military is clearly ready.
However, there have been numerous debates regarding the OPCON since the 2006, when pro-North Korean and anti-U.S. Roh Moo-hyun assumed the office of president of the Republic of Korea. He framed the OPCON, that is in the hand of an American general, as directly against the ROK’s national sovereignty and demanded the transfer of OPCON from the ROK-US CFC to the Korean military. The Pentagon responded by declaring the transfer operational control to the ROK as soon as 2009.
“The OPCON transfer should be halted in light of the North’s recent nuclear threats, and the U.S. must offer Seoul the opportunity to permanently postpone it.” General B.B. Bell Commander CFC
However, the transfer has been delayed to 2015 due to the recent military aggression of North Korea. The North Korean navy sank ROK’s warship Cheonan, causing many conservatives in the ROK to strengthen their opposition toward the transfer of operational control. Yes, it is possible to view the ROK lacking its sovereignty because they do not have full autonomy over their military. However, given the circumstances of North Korea’s continuous aggressive acts that involved many deaths of ROK’s servicemen, nuclear threats, and shelling of islands off the coast of the ROK give no option but to maintain the CFC and have the strength of the American military presence in their capital. Most of the United States’ military
elites and experts openly advocated for the delay of the transfer. In 2012, a Pentagon commissioned study suggested that the U.S. military had covered up perceived shortcomings in the ROK’s ability to defend itself and that the scheduled 2014 OPCON transfer be delayed until ROK’s military is clearly ready. At the security forum hosted by the Center for Strategic & International Studies in January this year, three former commanders of the ROK-US Combined Forces voiced opinions about the transfer of OPCON. Retired General John Tilelli advocated for the delay by saying that “the U.S. government should accept the ROK’s request for a further delay in the OPCON transfer, now set for December 2015.” Although retired General James D. Thurman, who left the CFC in 2013, did not advocate the transfer during the forum, he showed his concern toward North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, missile program and other “asymmetric” threats and mentioned that the alliance should be better prepared to deal with these threats. On the other hand, retired General Walter Sharp argued that ROK is now ready to defend itself without the presence of American military support. When retired General B.B. Bell was a commander in the CFC in 2008, he advocated the transfer saying the ROK’s military is ready to defend itself from the threats of North Korea. However, as the new threat of a nuclear bomb developed by the North Koreans in 2013, he changed his position and said, “The OPCON transfer should be halted in light of the North’s recent nuclear threats, and the U.S. must offer Seoul the opportunity to permanently postpone it.” In July 2013, newly elected President Park Geun-hye requested the U.S. further postpone the transfer and
in response to this, a joint US-ROK task force is reviewing conditions and assessing the difficulties regarding the delay of the OPCON. Despite representatives from both countries having had a security council meeting this past October in Washington, D.C., in order to plan for a new delayed date for the OPCON transfer. It is unlikely that a date for the transfer will be agreed upon this year due to differences between both governments. Nonetheless, the fact that US-ROK alliance is trying to delay the OPCON transfer is very fortunate for both the ROK and the United States. The reason I specifically picked the year of 2020 is because that is the year that the ROK military anticipates having the “Kill Chain” technology fully operationalized. According to Global Security Newswire, Kill Chain is ‘a defense system that aims to preemptively neutralize a North Korean ballistic missile attack.” Once an imminent North Korean missile launch is detected via a network of remotely-piloted aircraft and surveillance satellites, ROK missiles and fighter planes could be launched immediately to neutralize the threat. Kill Chain is the solution to the ROK‘s current military defense system inadequacies. Despite there being a multitude of knowledge and procedures that the ROK can learn from the U.S. military, especially with cohesion and efficacy of command, the ROK will soon be able to defend itself. Kill Chain will be able to fulfill the portions of the current defense capability that the U.S. military is providing. Does the United States military have an obligation to continue to support the South Korean military or are they simply infringing on the Republic of Korea’s national sovereignty? Is the ROK’s military able to fend for itself currently? When should control be transfered? Tell us how you feel and please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unlimited campaign contributions damage the foundation of democracy SPENCER LINDSAY OPINION COLUMNIST
ast week the Supreme Court made an absolutely horrible decision. In McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission the court ruled that capping the total amount of donation money that one can give to campaigns is unconstitutional. While the ruling only affected an at-large limit on campaign donations, as donation caps for individual campaigns remain in place, it violates the fundamental notion that the American public is entitled to fair elections. This ruling comes as no surprise to the people who have followed this court’s recent decisions on campaign finance. It furthers the ridiculous doctrine of Citizens United (2010) in that unlimited money can infiltrate our democracy. This ruling was made because it would somehow violate free speech by not allowing wealthy people to purchase elections. This notion is especially appalling because it has been used to blatantly undermine the public’s due process and right to fair elections. McCutcheon
and Citizens United are disturbing because they establish a dangerous precedent that social Darwinism serves as an entitlement for wealthy individuals to have unlimited power. We, the people, must show the court that we find these decisions objectionable and must stop the court from further taking our rights away from us. The ‘free speech’ argument that has been the basis for both McCutcheon and Citizens United is severely flawed. First of all, the court has previously established that there are limits to free speech. Professor Donald Downs has spent a large portion of his career here at UW-Madison teaching a class on the complexity of the First Amendment. Restrictions include that one cannot directly incite violence. Additionally, one cannot burn their draft card as symbolic speech (which is protected under the First Amendment). Furthermore, there are similar limitations to which spending money counts as speech, or at least to be protected under the First Amendment. For example, one cannot purchase illegal drugs and claim their action is protected by the
First Amendment. Cases that may infringe on free speech are looked at with strict scrutiny, and when one uses that standard here, it is clear that there is a compelling government and public interest that warrants limits on individual contributions to campaigns. The right to due process is clearly at stake. In constitutional law, the people’s right to due process applies not only to legal procedure but also to the entire process through which laws are made. This means that elections must be fair. If elections are not fair, than the entire process through which the law is made is illegitimate. In other words, these decisions taint the entire political process.
In constitutional law, the people’s right to due process applies not only to legal procedure but also to the entire process through which laws are made. This means that elections must be fair. We cannot accept elections as fair if one individuals ‘speech’ is allowed to matter infinitely more
than another person’s ‘speech.’ It is absolutely ridiculous to think that elections are fair if some billionaire can sponsor a political candidate or party, while 99 percent of the population is only capable of making relatively small contributions. The system that this court’s doctrine on campaign finance creates is not only dangerous, but also clearly in violation of the 14th Amendment. Additionally, the decisions set dangerous precedents for American political thought, aside from the previously mentioned dangerous legal precedents. I believe in capitalism. I believe that those who work hard or come up with the best ideas should be incentivized to benefit society by being able to make more money. I do not believe that these people are entitled to a better set of rights than the rest of us. Unfortunately, the court has given the rich a legal right to dominate our democracy. There is a large segment of the population that believes wealth should equate to significantly better health care, education and numerous other social services. This is simply and completely wrong.
It is absolutely ridiculous to think that elections are fair if some bilionaire can sponsor a political candidate or party, while 99 percent of the population is only capable of making relatively small contributions. The current system allows a small minority to make unbelievably large sums of money, as the rest of the population gets poorer thus widening the wealth gap in this country. We cannot think of wealth as an entitlement to better rights because it arbitrarily gives a select few a privilege and penalizes the rest of the population. I believe in capitalism. I do not believe in unchecked social Darwinism. What is your opinion on the most recent Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions? Should campaign contributions be seen as free speech or as just another way for the more wealthy Americans to dominate our political system? Tell us how you feel and please send all feedback to opinion@ dailycardinal.com.
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Wisconsin takes on reeling North Dakota of two more errors in the sixth to score the game-winning While the weather in run, though Minnesota loaded Minnesota may have been the bases and ultimately lost frightful, the Badgers the game on a fly ball to (3-5 Big Ten, 17-15 overleft field. all) look to rebound from Wisconsin struggled last weekend’s shortened to get off the ground series against North in game two, getting its Dakota (2-3 Big Sky, 3-20) only two hits in the sevWednesday at home. enth inning. Wisconsin split its The Gophers turned games Sunday with a double play to elimiSTEWART Minnesota (6-2 Big Ten, nate any threat of a 28-5 overall), remaining Badger comeback. No. 8 in Big Ten standings. The Senior outfielder Mary Badgers and No. 14 Gophers Massei stands at 12th in the were scheduled to play a three- Big Ten conference in batting game series, but due to almost average, while junior outfielder eight inches of snow cover- Maria Van Abel is second in ing the Twin Cities, they only stolen bases with 17, only getplayed two Sunday. ting caught once. The Badgers beat the North Dakota is comGophers 2-1, while ing off a losing series falling in the second against Bowling Green, game 3-0. (0-3, 0-8) and will Number of This is the Badgers’ play Illinois-Chicago wins third win over a ranked Tuesday before taking sophomore opponent, while previon the Badgers. pitcher Taylor-Paige ously beating Arizona North Dakota is fifth Stewart has and Northwestern. in the Big Sky standon the Sophomores domiings, and last in its season nated the series for conference in batting Wisconsin through average, runs per game solid play by left fielder and fielding percentBatting Ashley Van Zeeland, age. Senior outfielder average of who got hits in both Amanda Johnson and North Dakota’s games, and pitcher sophomore first baseleading Taylor-Paige Stewart, man Emily Bell are hitter, senior who brought home a leading the team in outfielder win for the Badgers. hitting with .338 and Amanda Johnson This was Stewart’s .331 batting averages, third win on the season. respectively. Junior outfieldThe Badgers lead er Marissa Mersch scored the series 5-1 over North Dakota Wisconsin’s first runs of the since their first meeting in series off a Gopher error in the 2009. This will be the Badgers’ fourth inning of the first game. final non-conference series of The Badgers took advantage the season.
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Sophomore guard Bronson Koenig may start next after senior guard Ben Brust graduates.
A way-too-early look at next years’ top five JACK BAER baer necessities
ow that Connecticut has won the title, it’s time to do what we always do when the season ends: Think about next season. Here’s a preseason top five for next year in no particular order.
You know that really good team Wisconsin beat in an Elite Eight thriller? Well, they’re going to be back next year, quite possibly even better than before. Possible preseason No. 1 better. The Wildcats figure to return their entire team save one-anddone forward Aaron Gordon and maybe junior guard Nick Johnson, who is projected as a second-round selection by DraftExpress.com. If Johnson returns and sophomore forward Brandon Ashley heals from a torn ligament in his foot, the Wildcats will play effectively the same lineup that had them ranked No. 1 for a large chunk of the season. The only difference? Replacing a former top ten recruit in Gordon with… another top ten recruit in Stanley Johnson.
Yeah, they’re losing Andrew Wiggins. Maybe probably Joel Embiid too, depends if the big man thinks National Basketball Association teams will look past his worrying back injuries. Kansas is still returning an extraordinarily talented team,
featuring sophomore forward Perry Ellis and freshman guard Wayne Selden Jr. Combine that with two legitimate five-star recruits that happen to slot in perfectly for Embiid and Wiggins, Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre respectively, along with the fact that Bill Self is still coaching, and you’ve got a squad likely to repeat as Big 12 regular season champion for the 11th straight time.
great a shooter (not a good combination) and McAdoo was All-ACC but inconsistent and replaceable when you consider UNC’s million bluechip forwards. They will also have sophomore guard Marcus Paige, who might be the best player in the country returning to college. This is a team that’s going to run a 10-deep rotation of top recruits and that is a scary fact.
Calling it now, Wisconsin will be preseason top-five next year. Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker have both told multiple reporters they plan to return, and with that, Wisconsin will bring back their entire Final Four rotation except Ben Brust, who was a good player but replaceable in Bo Ryan’s system. Kaminsky figures to get some All-American hype next year thanks to his breakout performance in the tournament. Both Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig present intriguing options to take Brust’s starting spot, and each represent a direction Ryan could take with the team. Starting Hayes means a return to a two-guard lineup, while Koenig means a continuation of the three-guard look that worked so well this season during the Final Four run. Either way, when you give Bo Ryan another year to improve one of the best teams in his tenure, good things will probably happen. Is Jack all basketball-ed out for the year, or does he have some good points? Did your favorite team make the list? Let Jack know and email sports@ dailycardinal.com.
Let’s make one thing clear: if freshman forward Jabari Parker comes back for a sophomore season, like some NBA scouts are rumoring he wants to, Duke is the preseason No. 1 team and it’s unanimous. If he doesn’t, well, they’re still bringing in a Kentuckygrade recruiting class featuring No. 1 overall recruit Jahlil Okafor and No. 1 point guard recruit Tyus Jones. Basically, this team will be Kentucky for the year, and as we learned this tournament that is definitely not a bad thing. And who knows, they might learn how to play defense too.
UNC was the most mystifying team in the country last season. Or at least the most inconsistent. You can chalk that up to being a young team that lost an All-American level talent in P.J. Hairston and was completely barren in guard depth. But there was talent. Almost all of that talent is coming back. Only junior forward James Michael McAdoo and senior guard Leslie McDonald are leaving. McDonald was a 3-point specialist who wasn’t that
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Junior outfielder Marissa Mersch, who scored one of UW’s two runs last weekend, hopes to continue her success this week.