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Gordon and Four Lakes dining halls cease taking cash this fall By Gianina Dinon and Jenna Walters SENIOR STAFF WRITERS


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So, what exactly does Bucky promise? By Grace Wallner FEATURES EDITOR

In 1950, an eager new college student could pack her bags and set off for UW-Madison, paying an in-state tuition of just $120. Since then, the cost of college nationwide has increased at three times the normal rate of inflation, creating a towering financial barrier for many potential students, some of whom have stopped applying altogether. In efforts to solve the problem, UW-Madison implemented the Bucky’s Tuition Promise, which is now active for the 2018 semester. The Promise guarantees full coverage of tuition and fees for Wisconsin residents who have an Adjusted Gross Income of $56,000 or less. All applications to UW-Madison are need-blind, so a student’s financial information has no bearing on whether or not they are accepted. Bucky’s Promise will not pay for housing, food, or other expenses — though there are other grant and loan options to help cover those costs. Recipients will not be exempt from the new meal plan that sparked student protest last year. Simplicity is the key to Bucky’s Promise, according

to UW-Madison’s Strategic Communications Specialist Carrie Springer. “One of our goals is to clearly inform students in this income bracket that UW-Madison is a real possibility for them,” Springer said. Despite the clarity of the new program, there are still unique nuances to Bucky’s Promise.

“We want Wisconsin families to know that paying tuition should’t be a barrier when choosing to apply to attend UW-Madison.”

Karla Weber communication director UW-Madison’s Office of Financial Aid

For example, Bucky’s Promise is a “last-dollar” program, meaning it is the last form of aid applied to a student’s tuition. Essentially, a student could still receive federal grants, like a Pell Grant or other aid if they qualify for them, and the Promise would then cover whatever amount is left over.

Incoming freshman and transfer students must complete their FAFSA forms (which determine Adjusted Gross Income) by the December 1st deadline in order to be eligible. They must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher to stay in the program for all four years. Eligibility for Bucky’s Promise is determined solely by a family or student’s AGI, which does not include assets, such as property. There is no cap on the number of students who will receive aid through Bucky’s Promise, according to Karla Weber, the communication manager for UW-Madison’s Office of Financial Aid. “We have guaranteed funding for Bucky’s Promise for incoming students (both freshman and transfer),” Weber said. “We project that we will spend $6,725 per BTP recipient, [after taking into account other grants].” This translates to an expected budget of about 3.3 million each year. Funding does not come from state tax dollars, but is paid for through private gifts and other institutional sources. Promise programs are becoming a common way for universities to grapple with stu-

dents’ inability to afford tuition. Six Big Ten schools offer aid options similar to UW-Madison, as do schools across the U.S.

“One of our goals is to clearly inform students in this income bracket that UW-Madison is a real possibility for them.”

Carrie Springer strategic communications specialist UW-Madison

More students will pay for their tuition through scholarships than last year because of Bucky’s Promise, according to Weber. A larger number of students with an AGI of $56,000 or less are expected to apply as well. Though families and students will still need to finance a fair amount of their education, Bucky’s Promise is meant to alleviate a lot of the burden. “We want Wisconsin families to know that paying tuition shouldn’t be a barrier when choosing to apply to attend UW-Madison,” said Weber.

Madison’s development plans hinge on affordable housing, transportation By Jon Brockman CITY EDITOR

Madison has a new plan for its future following the Common Council’s decision to adopt the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan in their meeting on August 7, a process over two years in the making. The 159-page plan, created by the city’s planning department, will attempt to shape the city’s development through the year 2040, by which time the city estimates 70,000 new people will call Madison home. The plan specifies the city’s focus on a variety of issues such as land use, services, parks, culture, housing and transportation. The city’s planning department welcomed feedback about the plan from more than 15,000 Madison residents

through a public outreach campaign “Imagine Madison.” Ben Zellers, a planner for the city, said the two biggest concerns from the public were that of the need for affordable housing and better transportation. Affordable housing has been a primary focus for the city government in recent years. In 2014, Mayor Paul Soglin announced the creation of an Affordable Housing Fund, with the goal of contributing $20 million toward the creation of 750 units of affordable housing over five years. Zellers said the city is now on track to create about 1,000 units in that period. Facilitating the creation of affordable housing is a challenging cooperative process for city officials.

“It’s less a matter of what’s planned [by the city] and more a matter of what’s proposed by the development community,” Zellers said.

“There was support from pretty much all segments of the population for creating affordable housing in general across the city.” Ben Zellers city planner Madison, Wis.

Convincing developers to invest in affordable housing takes a coordinated effort from city, state and federal govern-

ments. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority administers tax credits from the federal government to some developers who pledge to build and maintain affordable housing facilities for a set amount of time. Madison developments have so far received over $95 million in WHEDA tax credits for affordable housing projects. The city has run into some problems with the distribution of affordable housing, however. City officials have found it hard to create affordable housing in the downtown area, where property prices are relatively high. The city instead prioritizes housing near main transportation corridors.

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After piloting the cashless system in Liz Waters residence hall two years ago, University Housing has decided to implement a cashless system at Gordon Dining and Event Center this fall. With this system, students can only use a credit card, debit card or Wiscard to pay for food at university dining halls. University Housing Director Jeff Novak said the cashless system has proven successful at other residence halls. “Last year, we expanded [the cashless system] to four of our six dining halls [with] no issue,” Novak said. “To continue to improve efficiency, we move forth with eliminating cash from not only Gordon but Four Lakes this year as well.” Liz’s Market, Rheta’s Market, Carson’s Market and Newell’s Deli are among the locations that have already gone cashless. After the implementation of the system at both Gordon and Four Lakes, every dining hall and convenience store run by University Housing will no longer accept cash. Novak saidthe cashless system will ultimately save students money. By using their Wiscard, students can save 30 percent on all food in housing-owned dining facilities across campus. “If a student ever used cash, they lost out on a tremendous discount with us,” Novak said. “I try to tell students and parents all the time, when you use a credit card and not your Wiscard, you literally throw away 30 cents on the dollar.”

All of the dining halls on UW-Madison’s campus are officially cashless as of Aug. 12.

Along with the cashless system, dining halls on campus will also be implementing a new tier system that requires students living in University Housing to deposit money onto their Wiscards. While Novak said there is no connection between going cashless and the new meal plan, he explained the meal plan will help ensure that students have money on their Wiscard to pay for food in the dining halls. Novak said upwards of 99 percent of transactions in dining halls are made with credit cards, debit cards or Wiscards. Therefore, he said a cashless system will make little to no impact on students’ daily lives. “If we had large amounts of our customers using cash, we would continue to use it,” Novak said. “We find most students are not carrying cash. The way of the future is not carrying cash.”




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Despite possible challenges, UW System enters year of restructuring with hope came into effect on July 1 following approval from the Board of Regents at the end of June. The Higher Learning Commission granted UW-Madison the rights to oversee a few central UW System entities. Instead of remaining their own body, all UW Colleges and Extension operations will now be a part of UW-Madison. Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television have also reunited with the campus after 53 years. “Transitions are always complicated, but the focus so far has


With a new academic year on the horizon, returning and incoming students from twoyear colleges will play a key role in determining the success of the integration of two-year and four-year institutions during a transition year. Last fall, UW System President Ray Cross announced plans to merge all 13 two-year UW Colleges with four-year institutions as a key proponent for a deeper UW System restructuring. The extensive changes

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been on the student experience. That is, how do we preserve smooth continuity of programs, services and student aid for students at the two-year campuses,” Chancellor for UW Colleges and Extension Cathy Sandeen said. “I believe we have achieved that.” The first mention of the plans to restructure surfaced in October after being leaked at a late night meeting between UW System representatives. This is the first major change to the UW System since its creation in 1971, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Upon hearing of restructuring plans, the UW-Madison chapter of the American Association of University Professors compiled several emails, proving that Cross intentionally hid the plans in order to prevent them from being vetoed. “It is shocking and disheartening that you consider your true partners not to be the shared governance bodies of the University of Wisconsin System or the leaders of the communities we serve, regardless of party affiliation, but rather be politically connected business interests and exclusively Republican legislators,” read the letter. Among the members that remained uninformed was Sandeen, who said she was not surprised that conversations were happening prior to the official statement, but believed it would have been helpful to be involved in the discussion. Since then, Sandeen has sustained her support of the restructuring. She trusts that the recent changes will work to combat the “undeniable” downswing of incoming and returning students to the smaller campuses in order to conserve their future in the UW System. Restructuring is a way to confront declining enrollment and optimize cross-campus rela-

tions among two and four-year institutions. This will also make transferring easier for students planning to pursue further education within the UW System. “I am optimistic about the potential of this new structure to keep student access and student success at the forefront,” Sandeen said in the press release. The restructuring will also provide feedback for the UW System’s 2020FWD program, which strives to connect communities throughout Wisconsin through UW schools’ educational outreach. “The UW’s two-year campuses are important access points for students all across the state, especially first-generation, lowincome and under-served students,” said Heather LaRoi, the UW System interim director of communications. “Restructuring the UW System ensures all campuses remain open and allows us to maintain our commitment to affordable tuition.” As the colleges begin to integrate with universities, they have the choice to become a branch campus, meaning it’s still physically at another location separate from the university. For those choosing to merge, like UW-Green Bay-Marinette, they must offer a full curriculum and undergo significant administrative changes within the college. “One of the things folks are worried about is that there is going to be a change to additional locations and that would be taking away agency curriculum resources for those students and for the campus,” said Katie Kalish, the UW System Faculty Governance representative and associate professor at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County. “I think that there’s general widespread both optimism and concern.” The restructuring is planned to take place with two phases over the course of two years, completing in time for the 2020’21 academic year.

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In July, Gov. Scott Walker announced that, if re-elected, he would support maintaining a tuition freeze for in-state students at UW System schools for the next four years. The freeze, which the state legislature enacted six years ago, was designed to prevent college students’ tuition costs from rising after they enrolled at a state school. “Prior to the freeze, UW tuition went up 118 percent during the prior decade,” Walker’s campaign spokesman said in a statement last month. “That’s unacceptable, so Gov. Walker took action.” The tuition freeze has been criticized in the past from both lawmakers and university officials. Arguments claimed the effects of ongoing funding cuts to the UW System have only been exacerbated by the tuition cap, and they have called on Gov. Walker to fund the freeze. “A tuition freeze, to hold tuition flat, only works when


By the 2020-’21 academic year, all 13 two-year campuses across dsuhbfsdyhdsfbufhbddsyhbfdubfd you offset the freeze with more state funding,” state Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, said. “Over the last few years, the

tuition freeze hasn’t been offset with more state funding.” In fact, current state funding for the UW System is $624 mil-

lion less — in inflation-adjusted terms — than it was in when

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Billy Welsh will lead as the 2018-19 chair of the Associated Students of Madison, the university’s student body government. The UW-Madison senior has been involved in ASM since his freshman year. As chair, Welsh will oversee ASM’s grassroots committees, which tackle various student life issues including voter registration, inclusive spaces and sustainability efforts around campus. Welsh will also be leading Student Council meetings throughout the year. ASM provides services outside of their committees, including student bus passes and the Student Activity Center. The SAC provides offices for various student organizations, study spaces and conference rooms. -Robyn Cawley

Rebecca Blank:

At the end of July, Rebecca Blank celebrated her fifth year as UW-Madison’s chancellor. She supervises campus administrators, including deans and department chairs. Prior to becoming chancellor, the expert economist spent time in Washington D.C. under the Clinton and Obama administrations. She upholds an active role in research and innovation in hopes of maintaining the university’s recognition on both a national and global scale. As chancellor, she’s been committed to the Wisconsin Idea, which uses the university’s research to provide insight on life, health, and agriculture throughout the state. Throughout her time at the university, she has worked hard to manage budget cuts, lead the tenure debate and continue the conversation on campus-wide diversity and inclusion. -Robyn Cawley

CAMPUS: Lori Reesor:

New to campus this semester is Lori Reesor, the vice chancellor for student affairs at UW-Madison. In this position, Reesor will assist in improving the student experience at UW-Madison. She took over July 1 for former Dean of Students Lori Berquam, who left the position at the conclusion of the past spring semester. Prior to working at UW-Madison, Reesor served as the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Indiana University-Bloomington. She has also taught in higher education and authored several articles. As a first-generation college student, Reesor received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of WisconsinWhitewater. “I could not be happier to be returning to Wisconsin,” Reesor said. -Jenna Walters

Patrick Sims:

Patrick Sims, UW-Madison’s deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, oversees the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement. The division works to create a diverse, inclusive and excellent learning and work environment for the UW-Madison community, according to the Office of the Provost. Sims started at UW-Madison as a faculty member in 2004, shortly after he founded the Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness. In 2013, following a term as interim vice provost, Sims was hired as the vice provost for diversity and climate. Prior to his time at UW-Madison, Sims was a company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and worked in UW-Milwaukee’s Department of Theatre and Dance. -Jenna Walters

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Ray Cross:

Serving since 2014, UW System President Ray Cross works with over 170,000 students and 39,000 academic and university staff members. He reports to the Board of Regents, which serves as the UW System’s governing body. Together, Cross and the regents allocate the $6 billion annual budget and work to develop statewide educational outreach methods. The Board of Regents includes 18 members — 16 are picked by the governor, the remaining two are UW System students. The UW System adopted a massive restructuring in July, which includes merging two-year and fouryear campuses throughout Wisconsin. Cross faced backlash after faculty groups felt they were “in the dark” on the plans to restructure. This upcoming academic year will be a transition year as the new campuses begin take shape. -Robyn Cawley


Kristen Roman is the chief of police for the UW-Madison Police Department. Roman joined UWPD in January of 2017 after spending 26 years with the Madison Police Department, where she oversaw the Community Outreach Section. In this position, Roman developed a team of officers to address mental health-related incidents, decrease the amount of people with mental illness within the criminal justice system and connect them with treatment resources. Prior to working as the captain of community outreach, Roman worked closely with the UW-Madison community as patrol lieutenant for the downtown district. Working with students, faculty and other university organizations is a top priority for Roman in order to have a successful campus police department. “Central to the vision I shared, is the understanding that trust is cultivated through consistency, consideration, and care,” Roman wrote. “To this end, I am committed to community engagement and collaborative approaches to ensuring safety.” Roman has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison and a master’s degree from Boston University. -Gianina Dinon

CITY: Paul Soglin: Paul Soglin is the current mayor of Madison and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor. A graduate of UW-Madison, Mayor Soglin has served as the city’s mayor three times. Mayor Soglin has been known to be a polarizing figure in Madison politics. As a student, he took an active role in Civil Rights and AntiVietnam War movements. In 1975, he presented Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro with a key to the city. Soglin recently announced he will not run for re-election to the position of mayor in order to focus on his campaign for governor. -Jon Brockman

Joe Parisi:

Joe Parisi has served as Dane County Executive since 2011. He graduated from UW-Madison, and served as Dane County Clerk from 1996-2004. From 2004-2011, Parisi, a Democrat, served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 48th District comprised of much of Madison’s east side. As county executive, Parisi has largely focused on environmental issues threatening the county’s bodies of water. He has also supported affordable housing projects and increased funding for Planned Parenthood and mental health programs. Along with Parisi, the county government is overseen by the Dane County Board of Supervisors. -Jon Brockman

STATE: Scott Walker:

Gov. Scott Walker, a two-term Republican first elected in 2010, is currently running for reelection in what could turn out to be his toughest campaign yet. In 2016, Walker ran to be the Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race. He has become a polarizing figure for his role in transforming Wisconsin, a historically progressive state, into a national example of conservative state governance. State Democrats are hoping a wave of liberal enthusiasm will give them a shot at ousting the sitting governor. However, Walker’s significant name recognition and financial resources give him an immediate advantage over most of his would-be Democratic challengers. -Andy Goldstein

Tammy Baldwin:

Nearing the end of her first term, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., is preparing to defend her seat for the first time from Republicans hoping to grow their slim Senate majority. Seen as potentially vulnerable in the midterm elections — a Democrat in a state President Donald Trump won in his election — Baldwin has thus far held a significant advantage over her two most likely GOP challengers in the polls. Born and raised in Madison, Baldwin became the first openly gay member of Congress in 1998 and the first openly lesbian senator in 2012. Since then, she has been one of the higher chamber’s most vocally progressive members. -Andy Goldstein





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What to do before you move away to college By Ally Jansen LIFE AND STYLE EDITOR

As summer finally begins to wind down, college kids across the country start gearing up for the semester. For some, like the seniors and others who just do not care, this may not be a big deal. They might be waiting until the night before to begin throwing things into boxes. But for others, who have been creating and then recreating their packing list since May, college cannot come soon enough. These kids have been scouring the internet for tips and tricks for things as varied as maximizing space in their dorm room to making friends without looking like that freshman. One thing you might have forgot to study is what should you be doing now? Before you move to college? 1. Spend time with family Since this could be pretty obvious, take this as a reminder. Go shopping with your mom. Help your dad do yardwork. Take your siblings out to eat. Trust me, you will definitely miss your family. You may not think so — you may think you have the most annoying parents in the world — but you don’t and you will miss mom nagging you to clean your room and dad constantly asking how the school day went. 2. Spend time with friends This might be something you do not need to be told to do or be reminded of. But, this could be the last time for a long while that all your friends are in the same place. Take advantage of

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the opportunity, get together and make some memories. 3. Get a fitness routine down It is never a bad idea to get some exercise during your day. Once classes begin, it might be hard to find that extra time to crunch a workout in. To make it easier to get yourself there, and to then reap all the benefits of physical activity, start now. Make a habit of sweating once a day before going to college to increase the chances that you remain active. 4. Don’t rush packing Prepare yourself in advance so you don’t end up pulling an all-nighter the day before movein. Plan ahead and give yourself ample time to get everything together. Plus, you might end up realizing you need to get some-

thing and this way you’ll have time to do so. 5. Budget your money Hopefully, you worked hard this summer and were able to save a decent amount of your wages. It will take some stress away if you plan out how much you can let yourself spend each month. This will also ensure you don’t find yourself without enough money to eat once spring finally rolls around. 6. Finally, relax College is stressful. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Take some time now to relax. Read a book. Go for a nice, long run. Finish that Netflix show. Once classes are in full swing, you might not have as much time as you do now. Unwind before college comes.




Packing for college can be difficult: Remember to bring these essentials.

Packing for College 101 By Grace Patrow THE DAILY CARDINAL

Somehow, August is already here. And, it is almost half over. Move in day is right around the corner, and I am going to go out on a limb here by guessing you probably still aren’t packed. If this is because you honestly have no idea where to start, then keep reading for some experienced advice. You’ve probably seen plenty of lists of the college “essentials,” and I guarantee they are all different. If you think about it, college students are individuals going to different schools across the world so it actually makes sense that all these lists are different. This list may not hit everything, here a few of the favorite things I brought and things I should’ve brought. 1. Medicine: You’re young and get headaches, which definitely means you are going to need some Ibuprofen and Advil. Also, there is a good possibility that you will get sick for real and it’s not going to be fun. Bring NyQuil and DayQuil, along with any other medicine you might need. Your mom will not be there to feed whatever it is to you out of the family medicine cabinet — you are on your own now. 2. Chocolate: Or whatever your favorite snack is … bring it, you will need it. 3. Socks: Doing laundry sucks. You can get away with re-wearing your

jeans a few times, but you cannot exactly re-wear your socks. I can’t tell you how many times my laundry basket was filled with mainly socks, so bring socks. Lots of them! 4. Pictures: I truly do believe that pictures are the best memories. When you’re missing home, just looking at one picture may be the perfect solution. Take lots and lots of pictures too! These memories at college are ones to cherish! 5. Something from your room at home: It’s important to feel comfortable in your dorm room. Do everything you can to make this feel like home. Whether that’s a piece of wall decor or your favorite jersey. Take it with you and hang it up on your wall. 6. A good attitude: As cliche as it sounds, do your best to have one! College is rough, especially the first couple of weeks. You’re going to miss your family and your home. You’re going to feel uncomfortable, but so is everyone else. Stick it out and, whatever you do, don’t go home on the first few weekends because that’s when you meet your best friends. If you want to complain about all the work you have to do and all of the stress you have, do it! You honestly deserve it, but appreciate the people around you and the education you’re getting. Although this list is just a starting point, it’s something. Good luck with packing literally your whole life and good luck with this chapter of life — it is certainly one of the better ones!


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The City of Madison finalized its plans for the next 20 years, focusing on improving affordable housing and transportation.

plans from page 3 Although the plan encourages affordable housing throughout the city, Zellers said there was virtually no negative reactions from citizens worried about projects driving down property value. “There was support from pretty much all segments of the population for creating affordable housing in general across the city,” he said. “It definitely remains a concern for many members of the public that we continue to add more.” The other main focus of the plan is improving Madison’s transportation. Although Madison Metro Transit runs an extensive bus system, Zellers said the current bus fleet is nearing capacity. This, coupled with the overcrowding of Madison’s main roadways, is addressed in the plan, which places a high priority on non-automobile forms of transportation. The plan hopes to facilitate the introduction of bus rapid transit, a bus system designed to operate

more quickly and efficiently than traditional bus service. The plan also expresses a desire for the city to make the switch to electric buses in the near future. Bicycle travel is also prioritized in the plan, which includes a map detailing several miles of bike-accessible routes in the form of bike lanes on city streets or as off-street bike paths. The city also hopes to establish rail connections with Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis, though rail lines are mostly overseen by the state government. Zellers said the city views rail as a quicker alternative to inter-city bus travel. Although Madison’s new Comprehensive Plan deals primarily with these issues, the city hopes the improvements made in the future benefit all residents. Most aspects of the plan include specifications designed to ensure “racial equity and inclusion” in the hopes that the city’s move toward 2040 does not leave anyone behind.

Walker took office, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Schools across the state have felt the financial pressure. In Rep. Shankland’s district, UW-Stevens Point has seen massive program cuts in the past year alone, and other schools are facing similar challenges. Universities are struggling to retain top professors and support world class research, and system-wide rumors of consolidation and restructuring became a reality over the summer. Rep. Shankland warned that without adequate state funding, other UW System schools could be forced to make similar program cuts, and that an underfunded tuition freeze could result in more expenses for students.

“I believe in the UW System. It’s a good investment for the state.”

Tony Evers state superintendent

“When you put a tuition freeze on top of those state cuts, what you’re really looking at is students’ inability to graduate on time because of bottlenecks — they are waiting to get into classes, they are waiting to get into the courses they need to

graduate,” she said. “I really feel that that extra semester or two to graduate because you can’t get your courses, it’s not fair. It means more student loans, but it also means a lost opportunity.” At UW-Stevens Point, Rep. Shankland said some students initiated their own differential tuition program, where they voluntarily raised their tuition so that they could take the classes they needed to graduate on time. She also expressed concern that freezing tuition in-state forces tuition to be hiked for out-ofstate students. She said the Board of Regents has, in the past, raised out-of-state students’ tuition to make up for for state funding. Gov. Walker’s Democratic opponents are divided about whether or not tuition should remain frozen. State Superintendent Tony Evers, the current Democratic frontrunner, said he would support extending the tuition freeze — or even lowering the cost of college — so long as the state extends financial support to the school in other ways. ”The state funding is where the rubber hits the road,” Evers said. “For [the freeze] to work, we need more state money. That’s the bottom line.” Firefighters Union president Mahlon Mitchell and lawyer Josh Pade said they would keep the freeze in place as well, while former Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Matt Flynn, liberal activist Mike McCabe and former state Rep. Kelda Roys said they would cut tuition. State

“When you put a tuition freeze on top of those state cuts, what you’re really looking at is students’ inability to graduate on time.” Katrina Shankland state representative

“I’d encourage everyone to be as civically engaged as possible, because so many student leaders are doing an amazing job laying the gauntlet for what our future should look, and how our state should look,” Rep. Shankland said. Evers also said the state needs to stand steadfast in its commitment to the UW System, whether that be by philosophy or by funding. “I believe in the UW-System. It’s a good investment for the state,” Evers said. “But students and their parents need to be active in the issue of having adequate resources. It cannot just come from the students, it has to come from the state.”

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The Cardinal’s most-awaited films for the fall semester BY ALEX M. JANKOVICH film columnist Following a stereotypical summer of big-budget blockbusters that satisfy the masses and empty our wallets, it’s time to shift our gaze toward a few of the more audacious stories that hope to impress during this upcoming fall semester. These five films have potential to be the perfect escape to the theater for all students struggling to readjust to college life. “A Star Is Born” — Oct. 5 Directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born” is the third remake of a 1937 romantic drama evaluating the luxury and emotional turmoil that accompanies an entertainment career. This rendition will focus on a declining country musician (Cooper) as he encounters and falls for an up-and-coming singer with the potential for stardom. Lady Gaga — one of the most iconic figures within the music industry — happens to portray the young singer. After winning a Golden Globe for her featured role in FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel,” Gaga hopes to make the transition into a film career, and this feature looks to be like a perfect first

step. With original music written by Lady Gaga and performed by the pair, “A Star Is Born” will surely be this fall’s best chance at an original musical film. “First Man” — Oct. 12 The first biographical drama provided to audiences this fall presents the events leading up to the Apollo 11 mission of 1969. This endeavor for director Damien Chazelle — whose credits include 2014’s “Whiplash” and 2016’s “La La Land” — will focus on the pressure for the United States to successfully land a man on the moon, as well as Neil Armstrong’s hesitation to participate. In his first biographical starring role, Ryan Gosling will portray the iconic astronaut alongside Claire Foy, of Netflix’s “The Crown,” fame, as Armstrong’s wife. Fueled by daring performances and Chazelle’s direction, “First Man” should be a slam-dunk critically and commercially for audiences. 2

“Bohemian Rhapsody” — Nov.

If “A Star Is Born” can’t dazzle audiences with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, then “Bohemian Rhapsody” will easily take over the reigns as this fall’s musi-


James Wan’s “Aquaman” aims to flesh out DC’s seafaring superhero for the silver screen. cal film. Focusing on the exemplary British rock band Queen, this film is the first biographical adaptation of Freddie Mercury’s life and unfortunate passing. Industry insiders feared that the movie would not address the late musician’s sexuality and difficulty coping with a positive HIV diagnosis, but director Bryan Singer is not backing down from the challenge. Although the film has had quite a few delays throughout production, including an unprofessional Singer and scripting issues, the first official trailer released in July exceeded all expectations. “Bohemian Rhapsody” looks to be an emo-



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tional rock ‘n’ roll film that sympathetically portrays one of music’s most illustrious figures. “Creed II” — Nov. 21 This upcoming eighth installment in the “Rocky” film series has a lot of pressure to overcome after the surprise success of 2015’s “Creed.” The film follows Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) as he continues to train with living legend Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) to fight the son of Ivan Drago, the iconic athlete who killed his father in the ring over 30 years prior. Steven Caple Jr. is taking over the directing chair from Ryan Coogler, who left the franchise for Marvel’s “Black Panther,” with a screenplay written by Stallone. Coogler’s artistic direction and Jordan’s nuanced performance from the first installment appear to endure in the sequel. Every film fan can appreciate the return of Rocky Balboa, and Michael B. Jordan will definitely continue to prove that he

deserves to take over the mantle for years to come. “Aquaman” — Dec. 21 Although I said we’ve had enough blockbusters for 2018, “Aquaman” is simply too ambitious to dismiss. Directed by James Wan, the man behind “The Conjuring” franchise and 2015’s “Furious 7,” this film looks to be a departure from the past stumbles that have plagued the DC Extended Universe. Jason Momoa stars as Arthur Curry, a forgotten prince willed to return to the ocean floor to reclaim the throne from his distraught brother, portrayed by “The Conjuring” star Patrick Wilson. The first trailer debuted last month at San Diego ComicCon, and the highly stylized visuals already have audiences begging to see more. James Wan does not have a bad film on his resume, and his passion for storytelling should get everybody excited about the trip to Atlantis this December.

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Jonas Brothers rescind and rewrite their hit song “Year 3000” in order to boost morale CAMERON LANE-FLEHINGER/THE DAILY CARDINAL

Moving in and out of your apartment is always a hastle in Madison, and U-Haul is now making it even harder.

U-Haul requiring pre-preregistration for its trucks By Savannah McHugh ALMANAC EDITOR

“Yup, it’s true,” said U-Haul representative Hank Van Box on Sunday morning. “The company now wants people to pre-order the secret link that is emailed out for movers to preregister for the launch of the registration site for 2019’s moving week. If you want a truck in the greater Midwest area, that is.” Following the ever-growing demand for moving trucks in the unreasonably planned mid-August circle of Hell that is moving week in Madison, moving experts U-Haul have announced their plans to make renting a truck already more complicated and stressful than it already was. Reports say they spent a ridiculous amount of money on building a

new rental registration website that opens a year in advance, so movers will now have to reserve trucks a year ahead if they hope to move. In addition to joining U-Haul’s junk-mailing list in order to received the secret website’s access code for its midnight launch next week, hopeful movers will have to bring proof of insurance, birth certificates, bank account information and elementary school report cards from second to fourth grade. “Why not fifth grade too, you ask?” Van Box responded to Cardinal correspondents on Sunday afternoon. “Everyone knows nobody gives a shit by the fifth grade. The second through the fourth grade report cards allow us to see that this young adult is going to know how to flawlessly drive a 16 footer their very first


time. It’s science.” When further questioned about the things needed to successfully rent a truck during one of the most historically and notoriously busy weeks in south-central Wisconsin, the representative had this to say. “Even if you have all the requiredyet-impossible-to-obtain documents, we still don’t really know if you’ll get a truck on moving day. When we have more reservations than trucks, we usually just pull names out of a hat instead of getting more trucks. It’s the logical thing to do.” What else could this inefficient, poorly-prepared moving monopoly do to possibly make the process any more grueling than it already is? Only time (and moving week) will tell.


It is no secret that pop culture has been slowly infiltrating the political field — with attacks against LeBron James, varying advocacy from celebrities such as Emma Watson and Lady Gaga and intentionally antagonizing the president via Chrissy Teigen’s Twitter — but a staggering blow to the separation of work and play was made when the mid-to-late 2000s pop band, the Jonas Brothers, made a brave symbolic move last Thursday. The trio of previously disbanded musically-inclined brothers asked that their hit song, “Year 3000” be removed from all music platforms and replaced with their new number, “Year 2019.” While the bop is significantly less catchy, it is incredibly politically relevant, calling for their neighbor Peter to build rehabilitation centers in prisons rather than a time machine, our ozone layer to be “doing fine” rather than their great, great, great granddaughter and for the purchase of reusable straws to become mainstream rather than their seventh album. The ballad also sacrificed becoming “multi-platinum” to touch on themes such as the racial income gap, intersectional femi-

nism, lack of voting in congressional primaries and being a proper ally to the LGBT community. When asked to comment on their favorite change to the lyrics, Nick Jonas — the undisputed cutest member— went on a 45-minute tear-ridden rant that their claims that the world will be underwater in a mere 982 years was a “wildly irresponsible” and “insensitive” statement considering the unprecedented human-induced flooding because of climate change. “HOW DO YOU THINK THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS FELT WHEN WE CHEERILY SANG THAT? HAVE YOU EVER EVEN HEARD OF THEM?” he shrieked as he paced across the vinyl floors (which produced harmful carcinogenic bioaccumulative toxins during their manufacture). The deeply troubled golden boy of Disney’s heyday had to be coaxed out of the interview, and eventually was calmed down by his fiancée, Priyanka Chopra. While the world will forever mourn the loss of the original hit song, we should also view this as the loss of our childhood, urging us to resist the temptation of negligence and at last enact change.





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Misguided reputations of the freshman experience By Jake Price OPINION EDITOR

As you enter into the realm of college life, you’re filled with anxiety, jubilation and excitement. What exactly is college going to be like? Well, it is like all other life experiences: filled with ups and downs. Some people will rave about things that you find monotonous and others will overlook diamonds in the rough. This article presents a list of objectively overrated and underrated experiences in Madison. You might care to disagree, but bear in mind that you are incorrect. Overrated: Mac and cheese pizza At some point in your freshman year, you will hear a person make a passionate endorsement of the macaroni and cheese pizza found at Ian’s. Remember, this person is wrong, and the sooner you disassociate with them, the better. Putting macaroni on a slice of pizza sounds like an idea from a 10-yearold whose father was a culinary school dropout. It is unnecessary, egregious and flat-out immature. Underrated: Bus passes Getting your free bus pass is arguably the most underrated thing on UW-Madison’s campus. It is free transportation, meaning you do not need to pay for it. People complain about how crowded the buses get in the winter time, but again, it is a no-cost service. Plus, if I had a nickel for every friend I made while being cramped on the 38, I would have enough money to buy a carton of milk in 1957.

Overrated: Lake Mendota freezing over Mendota freezing over is romanticized by Madison residents and students alike. They will insist, “It’s just like a flat, snowy park! How can you not like that?” That description is really just a whimsical euphemism for a barren, icy tundra. Lake Mendota freezing over means it is winter. Which means it is cold. Which means that being outside is unenjoyable. Which means that seasonal depression is ready to rear its ugly head again. Underrated: Coffee shops Coffee shops are not exactly underrated, but they are certainly under-experienced by freshmen. Unless you have a moral superiority that does not allow you to consume this wonderful beverage, you should experience the aura of Madison’s many coffee shops. The combination of soothing music with the warm embrace of a cup of joe is the essential remedy you didn’t know you needed. If you only go once, it is still well worth your time. Overrated: Halloween It was better when we got candy instead of hangovers. Underrated: First set of finals In the word’s of George W. Bush, “I understand taking tests aren’t fun. Too bad.” While Bush is by no means a philosophical prodigy, this quote sums up why your first set of finals is something to savor. The tests themselves are not the fun part: It’s getting to know yourself that is exciting. How do you

respond in times of real adversity? For instance, I learned that I handle pressure about as well as a balloon being stepped on by Thon Maker, so now I refuse to challenge myself. See, isn’t this fun? Overrated: First week of freshman year “Oh my god, is everyone this nice and personable?” you think to yourself. “I can’t believe everyone has matured so much since high school,” you say to your roommate. You are right to be skeptical because everyone is just as judgemental and uninteresting as they were five months ago. Anyway, go ahead and savor the interactions, but I caution you to question the nature of your reality. Underrated: Wisconsin high school wrestling tournament Last, but not least, the crown jewel of weekends in Madison. You will hear people complain about restaurants and bars being too crowded when the Wisconsin high school wrestling tournament comes to town. This very well may be true, but depending on the social circles you form in college, this could well be your best opportunity to meet people from more rural parts of the state. As a coasty elitist who nearly got a B in “Intro to Anthropology,” I consider this a time to learn about the culture of Wisconsinites. An unofficial ethnography, if you will. Especially for out-of-state kids, this is the weekend for you to truly feel a part of the Dairy State. Welcome to Madison, I hope you enjoy your four-to-six-year stay.

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We’ve published the need-to-know content about Wisconsin, Madison and the university for 127 years, so rest assured we’ll always be here for you. You’ll find Cardinal staffers from all around the world are there for you, too, if you get involved with us. That’s one way to adjust to our massive campus and

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Breakout Badgers: Incoming freshmen looking for an impact in 2018, beyond By Sebastian Van Bastelaer THE DAILY CARDINAL

The 2018 Wisconsin Badgers have a unique luxury when it comes to their incoming freshmen: If all goes according to plan, they may not be needed at all. The coaching staff, led by head coach Paul Chryst, has emphasized development and deference to the best interests of the team, which creates an ideal situation for upperclassmen to pay their dues and earn playing time as they progress. Even some of the program’s most highly touted recruits are expected to redshirt their freshman years to learn and mature. Yet in recent seasons, some players have proven to be too valuable to keep off the field, including Jonathan Taylor and Danny Davis in 2017 and Quintez Cephus and Bradrick Shaw in 2016. This year’s freshmen class, too, may have some players who will contribute sooner rather than later. While the spring practice sessions only showcased early enrollees — players who graduated from high school early in order to gain an additional semester of conditioning and practice reps — the limited glimpses offered to the media showed a group of new players hungry for competition and playing time. The offense, which will already benefit from the return of every major contributor aside from tight end Troy Fumagalli, adds several highly touted players at the skill positions. Threestar signal caller Chase Wolf joins a talented quarterback room. The Cincinnati, OH native reportedly fought off a late push from Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and stuck with his commitment to the Badgers. He will likely sit for a year behind incumbents Alex Hornibrook, Danny Vanden Boom and Jack Coan. Although the Badgers have a workhorse in sophomore Jonathan Taylor, Austin, Texasproduct Nakia Watson could challenge for carries. The former four-star recruit (according


Wisconsin is hoping its newcomers can shore up a defensive line weakened by departures and injuries. to 247 Sports) compiled nearly 4,000 total yards and 55 touchdowns in his last two years at Westlake High against some of the strongest competition in the football-crazed Lone Star State. Even with Taylor serving as the bell cow, running backs coach John Settle may allow Watson to show what he can do, particularly at the end of blowouts. The wide receiver position recently became a strength for the Badgers, and several freshmen add to the embarrassment of riches. New Yorker Aron Cruickshank has shown his rare athletic ability, drawing praise from veteran leaders. Senior linebacker T.J. Edwards called him “straight lightning,” while other coaches and players have commented on his speed and elusiveness. He fielded some kicks in spring practice and has expanded on that role in the first week of fall camp. With a crowded depth chart at wide receiver, Cruickshank’s best shot at seeing the field is likely on special teams, and at the moment he appears to be the favorite to return both kickoffs and punts in the fall. The

Badgers also add Isaac Guerendo from Indiana and high school teammates A.J. Abbott and Taj Mustapha. Talented as the newcomers are, Wisconsin’s returning wide receivers are as deep and talented a position group as there is on the offensive side of the ball — offensive line excepted — and Badger fans will likely have to wait to see these freshmen earn consistent playing time on Saturdays. On the defensive side of the ball, there are several players

who may be more likely to see the field early on due to injuries and attrition. Recent injuries to Isaiahh Loudermilk and Garrett Rand may force players like Cormac Sampson and Boyd Dietzen, the two highestrated players from the state of Wisconsin in the 2018 class, into immediate action. Isaiah Mullens also bolsters the line. Early enrollee Bryson Williams, who joins the Badgers despite the best efforts of new Nebraska coach Scott Frost to coax him

to his hometown school, may be especially crucial to fill the hole left by Loudermilk and Rand. He is already slated to be the backup at nose guard, and appears to be physically ready for the task: his weight room exploits have drawn praise and been featured on social media. That strength and physical maturity may come in handy while the rest of the freshmen continue to develop. Linebacker is another position that is full of talented upperclassmen. Illinois native Jack Sanborn, a four-star inside linebacker, is the highest rated player in the freshman class, but will likely sit behind the likes of T.J. Edwards, Chris Orr and Ryan Connelly. C.J. Goetz and Mason Platter are the other two scholarship linebackers from this year’s group. The secondary, a group that has the most to replace this season, adds five players who will hope to make an early impact. Cornerback Donte Burton will fight for the fourth cornerback spot, while Alex Smith, Travian Blaylock, Rachad Wildgoose Jr. and Reggie Pearson round out the list of newcomers. Though it appears most of the freshmen class will require some time, Badgers fans have seen time and again that players who show undeniable talent and determination will always find a way to make an impact. Certainly, the 2018 team will be no exception to that rule.


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Freshman Reggie Pearson is one of many underclassmen competing to fill the open safety slot next to senior D’Cota Dixon.

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