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UW poet named one of top 10 college women By Sam Cusick The Daily Cardinal
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig spoke on campus Tuesday, where he said media’s focus on instantaneous news has hurt its coverage of baseball.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig visits UW By Ryan Evans The Daily Cardinal
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig visited UW-Madison Tuesday, where he discussed media’s role in today’s sports and some of the major public relations challenges he has faced as commissioner. Selig, a 1956 UW-Madison graduate, said he values the sports media because he sees it as the “primary conduit between fans and teams.” For this rea-
son, he said he allows baseball media the highest level of media access than any other sport so newspapers and baseball can continue their historically strong relationship. “I appreciate the work that baseball writers do,” Selig said. “They serve as a direct line to our fans. How you conduct yourself with the media is how the fans will perceive you.” But despite the strong relationship between baseball and the media, Selig said today’s
sports coverage has been hurt by modern day media’s emphasis on immediacy in the news. The added medium of the Internet, according to Selig, has led to a “24-minute news cycle” that fosters stories without depth, formed without proper analysis. As an example, Selig pointed to the heightened coverage of rumors in sports, which has created sensationalism throughout sports media.
UW-Madison junior Jasmine Mans was recently named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women of 2012 for her spoken word and poetry. Mans, a member of UW’s First Wave program, has been writing and performing her own work since middle school. After a video of Mans’ performing a poem criticizing Nicki Minaj received nearly 475,000 views, she steadily gained fame through appearances on HBO’s “Brave New Voices,” Black Entertainment Television, billboard.com and Broadway. Mans was the only poet in the group of girls recognized. The rest have talents ranging from dance to founding a non-profit to help children pay for clothes and school supplies on poverty stricken Native American reservations. “I tried to realize why someone would find my work just as significant as [the other girls’] and I think that after meeting these girls, something that we all have in common is the fact that we found and loved, genuinely loved, our passions from a very young age,” Mans said. Mans credits UW-Madison and the First Wave program with allowing her to focus on her art and cultivate her career. “I certainly think that the University of Wisconsin gave me the opportunity to pursue things
that I thought were only dreams through First Wave,” Mans added. Mans said she is excited to see poetry, which has been historically overlooked, become “cool” for the first time.
“We found and loved, genuinely loved, our passions from a very young age.” Jasmine Mans junior UW-Madison
“Kids and teenagers and young adults and mothers are jumping up and saying I’ve got a favorite rapper, or a favorite song or singer, but also I’ve got a favorite poet,” Mans said. “And that means something for a literary artist to be counted as someone’s favorite.” While Mans’ performances consistently evoke cheers, she hopes her art can do more than entertain an audience. “I would really love to inspire people and I want to make it like they can get through anything, they can be anything. And I want to remind people of their beauty and their strength,” Mans said. “I want a little black girl to stand up in the front of her classroom and read a poem by her favorite poet and I want that poet to be me.”
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Candidates submit recall bids to board By Sarah Olson The Daily Cardinal
Recall election candidates submitted their nomination signatures to the Government Accountability Board for verification Tuesday. Candidates had to submit a minimum of 2,000 signatures and no more than 4,000 signatures by 5 p.m. Tuesday in order to qualify for a spot on the ballot in the recall elections of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Only 500 signatures are required of candidates for the four state Senate recall elections. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett submitted the maximum 4,000 signatures, though his campaign collected over 7,000, more than any other candidate. A spokesperson for Barrett’s campaign said it was “a real testament to the incredible
enthusiasm and support for his campaign” and that people are “keying in on his message about ending Scott Walker’s ideologi-
cal civil war that is tearing our state apart.”
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Protester to challenge Walker With his progressive “La Follete Republican” platform and “passing resemblance” to a young Abraham Lincoln, Madison native Arthur Kohl-Riggs submitted his signatures for verification Tuesday in hopes of securing a spot on recall election ballots to challenge fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker. “Wisconsin has a strong history of progressive Republicanism,” Kohl-Riggs said. “Even by traditional Republican values, Walker’s policies are radical and extreme and they don’t represent the
values of the party of Abraham Lincoln and Robert La Follette.” Kohl-Riggs is one of the 14 potential candidates hoping for inclusion on recall ballots to unseat Walker in the recall election. The 23 year old said he can’t compete with Walker’s fundraising, but hopes to “rely on the ‘share’ button and tweeting” to help his campaign. If included on the ballot, KohlRiggs plans to scold Walker for “being a bad Republican” while dressed up as the 16th president “at least twice,” he said.
Food as thought
The fifth annual International Edible Book Festival was held at Memorial Library Tuesday. The movement celebrates the relationship between culture and food. + Photo by Stephanie Daher
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Ariel’s trip to the South made awesome yet awful by Paula Deen Ariel Shapiro little shapiro
o I know I promised earlier this column would focus on campus life, but this little Shapiro spent her spring break down in Dixie. It was a week-long, whirlwind road trip filled with barbeque, gators and arguments about abortion rights at gas stations. I have nearly endless silly Southern tropes to discuss, but I will stick to the most important part of the trip. I am talking about the Duchess of Butter herself: Mrs. Paula Deen. Now, I have a complex, imagined relationship with Paula. She frightens me. Truly. Her magnificent snow-white fortress of a hairdo, the fact that she fries cheesecakes and the way her eyes bug out of her skull at the mention of butter, it is all pretty terrifying. My fear is made worse by my brother’s insistence on having her show playing in our kitchen all the time. But holy hell the lady can cook! So when my road trip compatriots and I found out that her flagship restaurant was in Savannah, a stop already on the itinerary, we jumped at the chance, arteries be damned. However, one does not simply
waltz into The Lady and Sons— her buttery establishment. You need to show up in person at the ass-crack of dawn (9:30 a.m., same diff) to put your name in for the night of. If they took reservations in advance, nobody would get a table ever and there would be riots in the painstakingly-preserved streets of Savannah with shouts of “give me fried chicken, or give me DEATH!” Oh, and the place has a buffet. A Paula Deen buffet. Cue “Ride of the Valkyries.” By the time my caravan and I show up, we were pretty stoked. Hungry, sunburned and snippy, but still quite excited.
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I spent the whole week emotionally preparing for this dinner. This would be, had to be, the single greatest eating experience of my entire life. When the waiter gave us the go ahead to attack the buffet, and we were off like freaking Seabiscuit. There was shoving and growls over dominance of the mashed potato server. The buffet itself is a glorious and terrible sight. Creamed potatoes, pork stew, candied yams, stuffing and truly endless fried chicken. Oh, and there were
some vegetables or something, but that is irrelevant. It was like Thanksgiving in hell, if hell is as “The Twilight Zone” depicted it: a place where you can get anything
you could possibly want. When we finally found our way back to the table, there were biscuits and hoecakes waiting for us. For reference, a hoecake is like a pancake, except thicker, made of cornmeal and fried in bacon grease. Yeah. Oh, the carnage. I will not go into the gorgefest that followed because I assume you want to avoid gagging in class (or maybe you don’t, I don’t know your life). I will say that after round two we were all affected in our own unique way. Jenna was actually delirious with some fruitful combination of happiness and nausea. Jacqueline was yelling at us (read: me) to eat more. Sam said she could have another go, but a few bites of banana pudding later and you could tell by the wounded look in her eyes that it was an act of hubris. I sat there in a near-existential crisis, unable to comprehend what I just ate and how I would attack the rest, while actually shrieking at the waiter when he tried to take my plate away. Welcome to the madhouse, kids. The walk back to the hotel was one of pain, indigestion and unladylike bodily functions. Paula had officially pawned us, and then sucked us back in to buy butterthemed knickknacks at her gift shop. I walked away with about five butter-flavored lip balms and a lighter bearing her name. It made so much sense at the time. But I think, in the end, Paula wanted to teach us a valuable lesson: Don’t fly too close to the sun. Have you feasted at The Lady and Sons? Commiserate with Ariel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Undergrad Diet’ the new ‘Freshman Fifteen’ Emily Lindeman lin-da-mania
ou hear it hundreds of times before you come to college: “Watch out for the ‘Freshman Fifteen.’” This sentence is always uttered by well-meaning, “been there, done that”-type personalities, people who like to imply that they know more than you because they graduated college before the turn of the century. What these people are referring to is the imminent and rapid onset of body fat due to increased consumption of beer, chasers and late night Juston sticks. The idea you could have pizza for nearly every meal of your freshman existence is just too much for some people to restrain themselves (myself included). As a result, this all too common affliction creates beer bellies on formerly fit football jocks and puts lovely love handles on ladies; handles that will not look cute in even the blackest of LBDs.I believe wholeheartedly the fear of the “Freshman Fifteen” is what keeps the SERF alive and well all year ‘round. But there is something far worse, an illness that ravages millions across the country, but no one will warn you about because no one has a name for it… until now. What I am calling “The Undergrad Diet”
has only recently come under scrutiny, as it was earlier so prevalent that it seemed to be normal. Now, unfortunately, we know better. Now before you turn to the comics page, hear this. The symptoms of “The Undergrad Diet” vary greatly among populations and may be mistaken for other common behaviors. You need to know if you are in danger. Thus, symptoms in the greater UW-Madison region include but are not limited to: • Laziness that prevents the victim from walking to the grocery store. • Debt (e.g. no money from parents on Campus Cash) • Off-campus resident: The victim in this situation does not live nearby resources for cheap, dorm food. • Utter lack of creativity: Victim no longer desires foods of natural colors, and instead limits diet to bleached, processed food, brightly colored drinks and Doritos. Furthermore, the victim heavily salts all food—even water—to taste. What these symptoms lead to is an underweight, malnourished, near zombie-like college student who bites his/her fingernails out of stress and/or hunger. On the other hand, there is the rare occurrence of “The Undergrad Diet” presenting itself in a different pathological form. These victims tend to be adept at finding external sourc-
es of sustenance and have the Topper’s phone number memorized (or at least on speed dial). The victim’s utmost worry is not what the curve on his sociology test will do to his grade, but if his new favorite restaurant delivers. In this case, the diet adds inches to your waistline, subtracts years off your life and removes money from your bank account.
What I am calling ‘The Undergrad Diet’ has only recently come under scrutiny, as it was earlier so prevalent that it seemed to be normal. Fortunately, there is solid, albeit temporary, solution to the problem: Some victims find relief in going home for breaks and weekends, where—if you are lucky enough—food is plentiful as free home-cooked meals abound. You might even feel as generous as to give your leftover crumbs to the dog. But for the less fortunate, respite from chronic hunger and crappy food is much more difficult to come by. The most clever undergrad dieters find success by sneaking into residence hall functions that give out free slices of pizza and off-
brand soda. I confess that I am one of them. An undergrad dieter since August 2011, I know what it feels like to have generic Apple Jacks (Apple Zings, specifically) for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week straight. Coming back to Madison after spring break I was feeling full, rested and replenished. When it started to feel like dinner time, I opened the refrigerator door to poor some milk into a bowl of stale cereal, but finding no such gallon of dairy goodness, I started to panic. There was nothing in my fridge except expired yogurt and questionable pickles, and I was not feeling hungry enough to start eating like a pregnant woman. I scrounged around the outskirts of my food shelf, and after tossing aside old granola bars and half empty bags of chips I had saved in desperation, I settled on the Thai Kitchen ramen noodles stuffed in the back corner of the cabinet since November. Having decided I wanted to have a fancy back-to-school dinner, I decided to cook the oh-so-authentic meal on the stovetop. Fifteen minutes later, my ramen was gone and popcorn was popping in the microwave. As has been seen, readjusting to my college diet is going to be rough, but at least I have enough Papa John’s coupons to get me to the end of the semester. And when in doubt, there is Witte. Have some healthy eating tips for Emily? Send them her way at email@example.com.
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City recognizes merits of Occupy Madison encampment By Meghan Chua The Daily Cardinal
City officials recognized the Occupy Madison movement as a model and resource the city can use in its efforts to combat poverty and homelessness in Madison. While the Occupy Madison movement began as a political protest, it has since evolved into a low-cost, self-sustaining community where the city’s homeless use tents as shelter, according to Occupy Madison participant Bill Keys. Occupy Madison began as a grassroots movement protesting the growing divide between the rich and poor. The site relocated to the former Don Miller auto dealership on the 800 block of East Washington Avenue after the city decided not to re-issue a permit for their previous location near the Capitol. “Occupy Madison has grown into a valuable resource that can provide a model for how our city can respond to poverty and homelessness in a time of severe budget cuts,” according to the resolution.
Ald. Marsha Rummel, District 6, called Occupy Madison “a creative response to the growing poverty and homelessness caused by the economic crisis.” However, some council members felt the resolution highlighted shortcomings in the city’s treatment of homelessness. Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2, questioned the city’s efficiency in addressing the issue. “I don’t think a parking lot with tents…is how we can best serve these folks,” Maniaci said. Resident of the Occupy
Madison site Dave Peters said the community provides “people a chance to buy time so they can… get themselves on their feet.” But unless the city provides funding or an alternate location, the Occupy Madison site cannot remain at its current location on East Washington Avenue after April 30. “We are part of a social experiment, a very broad experiment, that needs a chance to function and we need time,” Peters said. “If this place closes...we won’t have a chance to prove anything.”
City grants demolition permit Madison’s common council unanimously approved a permit to demolish the former Don Miller Auto property on East Washington Avenue to make way for a 12-story multi-use building. Gebhardt Development’s proposal for 754 E. Washington Ave. and 741 E. Mifflin St. includes a four-story above ground parking ramp, 215 apartment units, bike parking and a simple
and clean design, according to owner Otto Gebhardt. The Planning Commission supported the project at a meeting Monday and members commended the developer for what they called a solid proposal. “This could be a catalyst and actually could be quite transformative for the neighborhood,” commission member Michael Rewey said.
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Ald. Marsha Rummel, District 6, recognized the Occupy Madison encampment as a model the city of Madison can use to implement efforts to combat poverty and homelessness.
Neumann nabs national endorsement, $1.5 million Former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann announced Tuesday that he has raised nearly $1.5 million for his U.S. Senate campaign and earned an endorsement from a national conservative group. According to his campaign, Neumann raised $650,000 in the first fundraising quarter of 2012 from over 9,000 contributions. Chip Englander, Neumann’s campaign manager, said he was pleased with the total and that the 17,000 donations Neumann has received so far will be the most of any Republican candidate in the race. “I have the most supporters because I’m the most conservative candidate in the race. And people are clearly responding,” Neumann said
in a statement. “I’m blown away by the support I’m seeing both in fundraising and at the grassroots level."
“I’m blown away by the support I’m seeing both in fundraising and at a grassroots level.” Mark Neumann candidate U.S. Senate
Neumann is the first Senate candidate to release his first quarter fundraising numbers. Neumann also received backing from the Citizens United Political Victory Fund, a national political action committee that supports conserva-
tive candidates. The group is donating $5,000 to his primary election campaign and another $5,000 if he makes it to the general election. Neumann has already received endorsements from prominent national conservative groups and figures, including the Club for Growth, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. One of Neumann’s rivals, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, has received high-profile Republicans endorsements of his own from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. State Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, and Madison businessman Eric Hovde are also running in the Republican primary. —Adam Wollner
Feingold talks new book
Promoting his book, “While America Sleeps,” former Sen. Russ Feingold discussed the relationship of cultural understanding and foreign policy at the Edgewater Hotel Tuesday. + Photo by Stephanie Daher
Police arrest three for attack An attempt to retrieve a lost cell phone resulted in police arresting three suspects who allegedly attacked three people in a fight Monday night. Earlier in the evening, one of the victims realized he left his phone at a downtown bar, according to Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain. When he returned to the bar, he could not find his phone. Police said a friend of his texted the phone and arranged to meet at
North Lake and Park streets with the woman who found the phone in the bar. At the meeting, the phone’s owner and two friends demanded she return the phone, according to police. The woman’s two friends joined in the fight, punching three victims and biting one of them. The three suspects left by car with the victim’s wallet, but officers caught the suspects at Regent Street and recovered the phone and wallet, according to DeSpain.
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Although Selig added he understood the media’s criticism, he felt they should have offered a solution. While answering questions, Selig fielded an inquiry about UW-Madison’s lack of a baseball program, which was eliminated in 1991 to balance the budget and comply with a rule that requires the university to have an equal number of men’s and women’s sports. He said he understands the economic issues, but “would love Wisconsin to be back playing baseball” and is “hopeful that somehow, someway in the future we can rectify that.”
Selig has had a tumultuous reign as commissioner of baseball and many of his decisions have been passionately debated in the media. One particularly contentious event during Selig’s tenure was at the 2002 All-Star Game, where Selig decided to end the game in a tie after both teams ran out of pitchers, an event that Selig called “one of [his] more unpleasant memories.” “The criticism in the aftermath was brutal. You’d have thought I’d robbed a bank or committed an unpardonable sin,” Selig said.
recall from page 1 Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk was the first of the Democrat gubernatorial candidates to deliver her signatures. Her nomination signatures totaled 4,000, twice the minimum number of signatures required to get on the ballot. “Gov. Walker violated the values of Wisconsin and he wasn’t honest with us about his agenda,” said Falk in a statement. “Today is the next step towards removing him from office. As governor, I will bring us together and restore transparency, accountability and honesty to the governor’s office.” State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, submitted 3,300 signatures in a box labeled as “the hopes and dreams of the people of Wisconsin for a fresh
start in Wisconsin government and politics.” Secretary of State Doug LaFollette submitted 3,300 signatures. In a statement Tuesday, LaFollette said he was pleased with the number of signatures his campaign was able to collect, and addressed his goals as a candidate. “My goal is to bring us back together, after these divisive times, by listening to and working with all segments of our state, to restore civility and move Wisconsin forward,” said LaFollette. The GAB must now verify the signatures of the 35 submissions for potential recall candidates: 15 for governor, six for lieutenant governor, and 14 total for the state senate seats. Primary elections slated for May 8 will be followed by the June 5 general election.
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UW spotlight: Diagnosis by breathalyzer By Kristen Andersen The daily cardinal
The breathalyzer test may soon become commonplace in more than just roadside drunk-driving tests. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are using breathalyzers to provide early disease diagnosis. In the study, published by the journal Metabolism in February, Dr. Fariba Assadi-Porter and her team were able to diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) using only breathalyzer and blood tests. PCOS is a disease characterized by an imbalance in female sex hormones, which can cause ovarian cysts, infertility, skin problems and metabolic dysfunction. As many as one in 10 women have PCOS, however many are diagnosed well after puberty when they experience difficulty conceiving. “The goal is to find a better way of diagnosing these women early on, before puberty, when the disease can be controlled by medication or exercise and diet, and to prevent these women from getting metabolic syndromes like diabetes, obesity and associated problems like heart disease,” AssadiPorter said. Assadi-Porter, a UW-Madison biochemist and scientist at the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison identified differences in lipid metabolism in
women with PCOS versus women without the disease. Notably, PCOS leads to a higher generation of certain lipids. This change in metabolism can be monitored by using glucose labeled with the heavier carbon isotope, known as carbon-13. Glucose, a precursor in the lipid-producing pentose cycle, contains six carbons, each of which is known to have distinct fates based on the metabolic pathways it is shuttled through. Using this knowledge, AssadiPorter and coworkers injected carbon-13 labeled glucose into mice.
While the carbon at position six in the glucose molecule is retained regardless of metabolic pathway, carbon 1 is lost as carbon dioxide (CO2) in the pentose cycle, but retained by an alternative metabolic pathway. Therefore, the ratios of carbon-12 to carbon-13 exhaled serve as a readout of how the body is metabolizing the glucose. A specialized breathalyzer uses a laser to detect changes in the ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-13 in CO2 exhaled by the mice soon after the injection with labeled glucose. This information, paired with a blood test analyzed by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, provides detailed information on carbon-12 to carbon-13 ratios. Both techniques can differentiate between
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Research links virus to deadly brain cancer By Nia Sathiamoorthi the daily cardinal
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have proven a link between the most prevalent and deadliest form of brain cancer and a virus that infects 50 to 80 percent of the worldwide population. Kalejta laboratory on campus has identified an association between Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumor and the human cytomegalovirus (CMV). This virus is now the target for future vaccines to stop tumor growth and cure this aggressive cancer. Although infection of CMV is life-long, it remains dormant in healthy people. The pathogen is not so kind to the populations with compromised immune systems such as those who have AIDS or pre-existing diseases
and can cause further damage. At this time, there is no form of prevention against this virus. When CMV was found to be active in only some GBM tumor samples in 2002, scientists could not reach a consensus on whether there was an association between the virus and the tumor. The Kalejta laboratory studied the possibility further. Dr. Padhma Ranganathan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Kalejta lab, published a study this past November in the Journal of Virology identifying a link between CMV and GBM as well as introducing the idea that the virus might only be attacking the tumor’s stem cells. Ranganatan tested 19 to 20 genes from the CMV’s viral genome on a large number of tumor samples. Previous studies have only tested one or two
Ask Mr. Scientist Dear Mr. Scientist, Why is it that after repeating a word a lot, it stops sounding like a real word and more like just random sounds? —Anna D. Psychologist Leon James named this phenomenon “semantic satiation”. When you say a word, a specific pattern of neurons in the brain are activated which corresponds to the meaning of the word. By
healthy and sick mice. This new method of detecting PCOS is a major advancement in disease diagnosis. PCOS diagnosis today usually occurs after puberty, and often only after excluding all other likely diseases. Using this new technology, PCOS could be diagnosed earlier, allowing for more preventative measures including weight loss, and medication to balance hormone levels in the earlier stages of disease. The ability to diagnose a disease using breath is very appealing. Not only is the technology rapid and less invasive than traditional methods, but more
repeating the same word over and over, the same neurons are being constantly activated and the activity of the neurons declines with each repetition (an effect known as reactive inhibition). After a while the response from the neurons is so weak that the word ends up sounding like a string of random noises. This effect is only temporary, and after a brief rest the neurons are able to fully respond again, bringing meaning back to the chosen word.
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genes from the genome. Dr. Robert Kalejta, a CMV scientist and associate professor of oncology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, explained why their study helped CMV scientists reach a consensus. “I think what we brought is an objective measure, a quantitative measure. We wanted to avoid any human bias, so we let the computer decide,” Kalejta said. “We allowed the numbers to dictate whether or not the sample was positive for a gene instead of human subjections. We statistically proved it.” Despite the link between CMV and GBM, there is no evidence that the virus causes cancer. “We haven’t proven it yet. But since the virus is there, it could be doing something. If CMV is promoting the tumor, we have to come up with an idea or hypothesis to explain it,” said Kalejta, alluding to their new hypothesis that virus is operating differently than other viruses by only attacking the tumor stem cells. While the discovery is only the start of future research, it is a giant step to developing vaccines and antiviral therapies in the distant future to treat GBM. “The important thing is, which is poorly understood, is that viruses can cause cancer, not all viruses, but some,” Kalejta said. “One day, conceivably, you can give a GBM patient a vaccine and hope that it would inhibit viral replication. This is just one example of investigations in one field, such as CMV, can affect so many other fields such as cancer research.”
sensitive than the comparable blood testing. The breathalyzer device is approximately the size of a shoebox, but could be developed into a smaller, handheld device that could make testing in any setting easy. A major challenge to medicine today is to deliver diagnostics and treatment in a cost-effective manner to rural or remote regions. “The pattern of these ratios in blood or breath is different for different diseases—for example cancer, diabetes or obesity— which makes this applicable to a wide range of diseases,” AssadiPorter said. Changes in metabolism associated with disease often occur far earlier than symptoms arise. Monitoring changes in metabolism can therefore provide a way to diagnose many diseases earlier, and to begin treatments before a disease advances. Assadi-Porter further explained that by varying the selective labeling in the molecule source, the changes in the way the body uses the fuel can be monitored, leading to a disease diagnosis. The technology developed in this study, combined with everincreasing knowledge about metabolism and disease states may make it possible to diagnose diseases through a puff into a breathalyzer in the future.
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By Adam Paris The Daily Cardinal
Surrounded by an endless expanse of sand, you wake up in a foreign world with only a shimmering mountaintop looming ominously in the distance. Devoid of options, you begin your journey towards a goal that could mark either a sanctuary or a false hope. Suddenly, a bright figure appears in the distance. You approach cautiously, not knowing whether he is friend or foe. He peers inquisitively at you for a few seconds before signaling with a luminous circle. Instinctively you follow. Behind a flowing waterfall of sand, he shows you a secret and continues on through the level signaling for you to trail behind. You sit pensively for several seconds before deciding to follow this mysterious figure; in this instant you determine the course of your voyage and in this decision lies the brilliance of “Journey.” Thatgamecompany is known for their experimental games such as “Flow” or “Flower,” and “Journey” is no different— the title is as much a social experiment as it is a game. Players will encounter other online players throughout the gorgeous world of the game
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and can decide for themselves whether they want to work with them or ignore them completely while continuing on alone. There is no indication of who the player is, voice communication is disabled and so each player must rely on simple audio cues that accompany visual circles that radiate from the avatar.
The title [of “Journey”] is as much a social experiment as it is a game.
The complete uniqueness of each individual experience is what makes “Journey” such a captivating game. On one journey, I rarely interacted with the nearly seven other players I encountered, while on the other I shared every experience with a single random companion I encountered online. The actual gameplay is minimal—simplistic puzzles are sprinkled throughout that unlock new pathways, allowing the characters to continue their trek. The few enemies that appear throughout the game do
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Thatgamecompany’s latest release, “Journey” makes for a gorgeously-animated and gratifying gaming experience whether you play alone or with a randomly-encounter online companion. not actually kill, but instead cut the scarves players build up through hidden pick-ups that allow them to fly further distances the farther it extends. Despite the simplistic gameplay, exploring the world is extremely satisfying as there are numerous secret areas to explore that may hold runes, artifacts or collectibles for the player to find. While the actual interaction with the world is not very robust, the beautiful environments throughout are some of the best in video gaming.
Golden sand twinkles in the sunlight, abandoned ruins appear dark and foreboding and the colossal creatures that inhabit the world are terrifying, yet captivating in their ancient, stone golem-like depiction. The sheer wonder accompanying every new area compels players to explore every inch of this dazzling world.
I was left realizing the mountaintop was worthless and the only thing that ever truly mattered was the journey.
Although the graphics are incredible, the most impressive part of “Journey” is its unique take on co-op. Other, random online players populate the game world and will appear throughout each playthrough, allowing players to play through co-operatively or ignore them completely and continue throughout solo. Though playing individually is still a rewarding experience, deciding exactly how you want to play—whether that entails jumping from partner to partner or finding a single companion to accompany you—is
what makes “Journey” stand out. Disabling all communication was a bold choice, but one that I think makes the trip that much more meaningful when it has concluded. Alternatively, when my single partner and I finally reached the distant mountaintop, the sadness I felt at seeing my anonymous companion disappear was something I never thought a game could elicit. The beauty of “Journey” doesn’t lie in only viewing its gorgeous landscapes or finding every hidden secret, but is instead the harmonious combination of every distinct element. Minimalistic gameplay allows the player to instead focus on experiencing its original take on co-op in whatever manner they please. While the endgame may be the illustrious mountaintop, the bond formed with the anonymous avatar partner of your choosing is ultimately the greatest triumph of “Journey.” When I finally arrived at the seemingly unreachable mountaintop I felt satisfaction, but also—as I watched my character slowly float away and my partner disappear—I was left realizing the mountaintop was worthless and the only thing that ever truly mattered was the journey. Grade: B+
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opinion Walker signs laws deserving of his recall 6
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
ethan safran opinion columnist
fter the announcement of the June 5 gubernatorial recall election, Wisconsin voters may have a few more reasons to be upset with Gov. Scott Walker. Although I have felt indifferent and even somewhat annoyed by the recall talk throughout the state, recent legislation signed by Walker in secrecy throughout the past week has made me think otherwise. Thursday and Friday, Walker signed more than 50 bills covering a range of issues in the state. However, his administration did not announce signing the bills until Friday afternoon. Several of the 50 bills address abortion and sex education in public schools. A measure in one of the abortion bills requires doctors to determine whether a woman is being pressured into having an abortion or not by another party. Doctors could face penalties if they ignore the law. I am no legal expert, but it seems that this measure is putting doctors across the state in a difficult and hazy position while trying to perform a legal
medical procedure. Another law aimed at the contentious teaching of sex education in public schools, states teachers should treat abstinence as the only way to prevent pregnancies. The law no longer requires teachers in public schools to address contraception options to students. Wisconsin’s current law requires teachers to acknowledge and instruct students on various contraceptive options. In the long run, this legislation will only hurt students, because it could hide important elements of sex education from younger people. Another bill addresses employee discrimination claims in the workplace. According to Jeff Haynes, president of the Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association, the bill essentially asserts employers do not have to worry about employee complaints filed against them in cases of workplace discrimination or harassment. Fundamentally, the law is a repeal of the 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act that forced small businesses to pay out large in-court settlements to plaintiffs that won a workplace discrimination suit. While one should tip his or her hat to Walker in his attempts to ease the burden on small business
Walker intrudes in the doctor’s office
“While the state of Wisconsin was enjoying the long Easter weekend, Gov. Walker quietly signed into legislation a duo of anti-abortion bills. “ For a full article go to dailycardinal.com. + Anurag Mandalika
growth with this new law, it may be more difficult in certain cases of employee discrimination to see the light of day. I agree with some of the legislation that Walker has signed last week, and I believe some signed are not too bad or too socially conservative. New laws addressing earmarks, promoting visibility on school buses and ensuring trucks with hazardous materials are consistent with federal regulations can help the entire state. Yet, when the gover-
nor decides to sign scores of bills in secrecy, essentially informing Wisconsin citizens the day afterward, I understand why some disgruntled Wisconsinites want to recall him. Admittedly, I am not a supporter of outside influences in the recall election process, and even the idea of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., backing Walker rubs me the wrong way. Nonetheless, with the exception of the groups or individuals that the majority of this
legislation is directed toward, I cannot understand why anyone would support this type of political warfare Walker is exhibiting. While I respect the fact that Walker has the audacity to sign into law controversial legislation he believes is helping the state, Wisconsin citizens should take a closer look at these bills with a critical eye. Ethan Safran is a freshman with an undeclared major. Please send all feedback to opinion@ dailycardinal.com.
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PUT IT IN REVERSE ACROSS 1 “Pike’s Peak or ___!” 5 Ewe’s offspring 9 Good smell from the kitchen 14 Ancient South American 15 Taken with a spoon 16 Banister post 17 MGM mascot 18 Palindromic Preminger 19 Gossipy buttinsky 20 What a CPA does for a catered event? 23 Available from a keg 24 Bow lubricant 25 Had the blue plate special, e.g. 28 Wrestling type 30 One at the top of the board 32 “Washboard” body parts 35 Boxing ring borders 38 Delineate 39 Interrogate a Boston orchestra? 43 “Battle Cry” author Leon 44 Clear of vermin 45 One imbibing rotgut 46 Dutch beer brand 49 Aussie hatchlings 51 “Casablanca” piano player 52 Curtain fabric
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wednesday april 11, 2012 DailyCardinal.com
Wisconsin struggles late, finishes 11th By Josh Schur the daily cardinal
Badgers sweep doubleheader By Ryan Hill the daily cardinal
The Wisconsin softball squad (6-3 Big Ten, 22-12 overall) has built a reputation over the past year as being a comeback team. There’s no question that the Badgers reinforced this fact Tuesday night against Western Illinois (13-12 Summit League, 22-18 overall). After notching the biggest comeback in team history last Saturday against Minnesota, the Badgers squeezed out a pair of come-from-behind wins Tuesday, winning 12-11 in nine innings in the first game and 7-1 in the second. The wins extended their win streak to eight games, tying a school record. Despite committing five errors, the Badgers managed a comeback after being down 7-1 in the third inning. Wisconsin scored three in the third inning and four in the sixth inning to pull ahead by one going into the last frame, but allowed an RBI single by Leatherneck sophomore infielder Emma Jarrell to tie the game eight. The Leathernecks exploded for three more runs in the ninth, but Wisconsin answered by finally figuring out Western Illinois’ sophomore pitcher Hailey Bickford. Junior catcher Maggie Strange singled to center and tied the game at 11, but an error in the outfield allowed freshman designated player Marissa Mersch to score and put an end to the crazy contest. “These last couple have been pretty dramatic, so I think it shows our maturity even though we’re pretty young,” head coach Yvette Healy said. “It would be nice to have a little more sense of urgency, though,” she joked. “Coaches would like it to be not so exciting, but as a group we’re really proud. They’ve got some nice composure.” Leading the way for the Badgers offensively were
junior third baseman Shannel Blackshear and sophomore shortstop Stephanie Peace. Blackshear went 4-for-5 with a pair of runs and an RBI while Peace—who earned Big Ten Softball Player of the Week for the previous week’s performance—went 2-for-4 with four RBI. Western Illinois scored its lone run in the third from an RBI triple from freshman catcher Lia Romeo. This proved to be the only blemish on Darrah’s line, as she cruised through the remaining innings with little difficulty. She threw all seven innings and gave up five hits. Strange provided a spark yet again in Game two, hitting a solo home run to left-center to tie the game at one right as it appeared that the Badgers would never find an answer to Michelini. The solo shot was Strange’s first extra-base hit on the season. Known for her stellar play behind the plate and not so much for her hitting—she has a career slugging percentage of .174 in 109 at-bats—Strange’s work in the offseason is finally being put on display. “I was really excited,” Strange said of the home run. “I worked really hard with [senior designated player] Karla [Powell], we were here all summer working together and it’s nice to have hard work finally pay off. We were down 1-0 and to give that spark is really nice.” The comeback wins and the winning streak is perhaps a product of the team’s growing togetherness, something that Strange said is undoubtedly taking place. “After we got our butt’s kicked there in the beginning (of the first game), we finally came back together and played as a team,” Strange said. “We talked about playing as a team today and coming together, and obviously now with the winning streak that we’re on you can tell that we definitely have become closer as a team.”
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Junior catcher Maggie Strange capped Wisconsin’s extra-inning rally with a single to center. Two runs would score on the play.
In a tournament where Wisconsin had put itself in a position to compete for a top spot, things quickly turned forgettable for the Badgers in the COG Mizzou Intercollegiate tournament. The Badgers got off to a hot start after placing third after the first round and eighth after the second round, but were unable to stay in the hunt and wound up placing 11th at the conclusion of the 54-hole tournament. Wisconsin trailed tournament host Missouri all the way from the first round on, as the host school found itself at the top of standings with a score of an eight-under par with a three round score of 856 (275-289-292). Mizzou’s own freshman Ryan Zech took first place overall while shooting eight-under par at 208 (67-70-72). Junior Anthony Aicher led the way for the Badgers ending four-over par at 220 (70-72-78),
and tied for 11th place overall while leading Wisconsin for the seventh time this year. The only other Badger to shoot a round under par was freshman Thomas O’Bryan after a one-under par at 71, and he ended with a three round score of 235 (71-78-86). In only his second tournament of the year, Zach Balit shot a 13-over par at 229 (74-78-77) and placed second on the team behind Aicher. Wisconsin also had sophomore John Gullberg post his best 54-hole score of the season in his second tournament of the year after a final score of 234 (79-74-81). Sophomore Eric Shremp placed 81st with 249 (80-84-85) and came in last for the Badgers. Wisconsin will find itself right back in action Saturday at the Hawkeye-TaylorMade Inviational played at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa. The Badgers will continue play for the remainder of April before finishing up at the Big Ten Championships April 27-29.
T11. Anthony Aicher—220 (70-72-78) T39. Zachary Balit—229 (74-78-77) T59. John Gullberg—234 (79-74-81) T62. Thomas O’Bryan—235 (78-78-86) 81. Eric Schremp—249 (80-84-85)
Final Standings 1. Missouri—856 (275-289292) 2. Iowa State—876 (288-300288) 3. Austin Peay State—880 (294-292-294) T4. Indiana University Purdue University Indiana—887 (298-286-303) T4. Northern Illinois—894 (295-294-298) 6. Purdue—894 (300-295298) 7. Oral Roberts—900 (302299-299) 8. Nebraska—907 (299-296312) 9. Binghamton—908 (301303-304) 10. Belmont—916 (308-306302) 11. Wisconsin—917 (294-302321) 12. Cincinnati—925 (317-310298) 13. Northern Iowa—927 (302316-309) T14. Creighton—935 (304312-319) T14. South Dakota State— 395 (316-302-317)