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Students fight Congo mineral conflict at UW By Taylor Harvey The Daily Cardinal

When former University of Wisconsin-Madison student Tosha Songolo visited her family in the Eastern Congo for a week in 2010, she entered a country “clearly torn apart” by the deadliest conflict the world has seen since World War II. “A lot of the houses didn’t have strong foundations and it was kind of chaotic,” Songolo, whose Congolese family was forced to move numerous times to escape the violence, said. “Even going places, my relatives would be apprehensive about letting me go.” Today in the Democratic Republic of Congo, minerals harvested from mines controlled by rebel groups cause severe turmoil within the nation. Six million people have died since violence began in 1996, and hundreds of thousands of women have been raped, according to UW-Madison Conflict-Free

Campus Initiative campus organizer Katy Johnson. But Johnson said U.S. college students, more than any other demographic, fuel the deadly war by consuming electronics, such as cell phones and computers, which contain these conflict minerals gathered in Congo. “We, without meaning to, play a role in this conflict,” Johnson said. “We are the ones who support these rebel-controlled mines.” Johnson led an informative session Friday to announce CFCI’s plan to join the 100 other U.S. universities in creating student movements that push university administration to pass resolutions urging companies to produce conflict-free products. “UW-Madison has such a legacy of being this progressive, politically active campus,” Johnson said. “This is an incredible opportunity

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Madison voted top college football city Badger fans have always claimed Madison is the best place for college football, but now it is official. A USA Today reader survey named Madison America’s best college football town on Friday, based on over 50,000 votes. Madison beat out Blacksburg, Va., home of Virginia Tech, for the title. A late surge in voting made Columbus, Ohio, home of Big Ten rival Ohio State University, the contest’s third-place finisher. Other towns among the top finishers included Athens, Ga., Columbus, S.C. and South

Bend, Ind. Readers voted for their favorite college football town from a list of 15 finalists nominated by five sportswriters and broadcasters. University of WisconsinMadison sophomore Nathan Graetz said he was not surprised by the high ranking the city of Madison received. “We’ve got a lot of spirit here,” Graetz said. “Even on the Big Ten Network, the broadcasters are always talking about how the Madison student section is one of the most enthusiastic of any university.”

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The President criticized his opponent Mitt Romney and the GOP’s message of limited government involvement in the economy at a rally Saturday in Milwaukee.

Obama speaks in Milwaukee, makes appeal to middle class By Andrew Haffner The Daily Cardinal

President Barack Obama appeared before around 18,000 people at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee Saturday to drum up support and make the case that he deserves four more years in the Oval Office. The President seemed relaxed on stage, joking about sampling some of the state’s famous bratwurst. Obama, a Chicago Bears fan, received loud applause after referencing the recent BearsGreen Bay Packers game, saying no matter what the score, “we are not Bears fans first or Packers fans first, we are Americans first.” Obama referred to unity regularily in the speech, but he also tried

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also to look out for one another.” In response to Obama’s visit, Republicans said the President’s message was full of empty rhetoric and his appearance is proof Democrats are worried they will lose the state. While the last time Wisconsin voted for a Republican candidate was Ronald Reagan in the ’80s, recent polls suggest a close race in the state. “They can either elect the same people who got us into this fiscal mess or look to proven leaders who will provide a plan for economic recovery,” U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson said in a statement Saturday. To view the full speech, visit dailycardinal.com.

Police eject 91 students from football game By Abby Becker The Daily Cardinal

UW-Madison students participate in numerous traditions on game day in Madison, from “Jump Around” to the fifth quarter.

to appeal directly to middle class voters. The President repeatedly touted his own party’s eagerness to assist working class families by raising taxes for those making over $250,000 and keeping taxes low for working class families. “In this country, hard work should pay off,” Obama said. “Everyone should get a shot.” Obama framed the upcoming election as a turning point for the United States, claiming the choice is larger than just between two candidates. He said it is a choice between two different paths for America. “Their philosophy is that you’re on your own,” Obama said. “I believe we need to take responsibility for ourselves, but

If the student section looked empty at Saturday’s game, it may not have been because of the early 11 a.m. kick-off time. University of WisconsinMadison Police Department officers supplied extra officers to monitor the student section during the Wisconsin v. UTEP game on Saturday due to increased seating complaints from students over the past two games, according to UWPD Sgt. Brent Gruber. Gruber said students have complained about not being able to sit in the section designated on their ticket because their seats have already been filled by the time they get to the stands.

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of my two dogs posing together. It’s a professional photograph, sort of like the ones you take with your immediate family every so often. The portraits where everyone has to wear the same outfit and look directly into the camera, while simultaneously angling their body to appear relaxed (everyone does this, right?). My dogs look completely unaware of what they’re doing, where they are, or why they have to sit still. The thing they were probably most concerned about was getting a treat for being good. Now I have an image of a great dane and a pug with hollow, unenthusiastic expressions framed on my dresser. This photo is perturbing to me. Two of the planet’s most absurdly goofy creatures appear frozen and lifeless. And most importantly, I can’t help but see my own life metaphorically when looking into my dogs’ developed eyes. I mean, all I’m really doing is waiting for my next biscuit. Whether you’re a car mechanic, the president of the United States or an inmate, there’s no

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ecently I’ve been thinking a lot about how little I really know. The only thing I believe to be absolutely true these days is that nobody understands what the fuck is going on. I’m not talking about inflated topics like the meaning of life or what happens after death. It doesn’t concern me that I’ll never have a grasp of why I’m here. What’s really weird is that I can’t explain anything I do without using society as a measuring stick. None of my thoughts even belong to me. They’re just accumulated bits of collective information arranged in a way that makes them appear unique. Maybe it’s a bit unclear what I’m trying to say. I think things will make sense (sort of) by the end of this short rant, so bear with me. There’s a picture in my bedroom

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escaping the inherent truth that to be a part of society means letting society dictate your life. Sure, this isn’t such a bad thing. But it becomes dangerous when people assume that someone knows what they’re talking about. This isn’t supposed to be on politics. I need to mention them briefly though since I’m already on the topic of people pretending to have answers. In the late 1940s, our fine state of Wisconsin elected one of the most infamous figures in American political history: Senator Joseph McCarthy. As I’m sure most of you know, McCarthy became notorious by accusing his peers of being communists. This led to lots of innocent people being blacklisted, and an unnecessary shitstorm of civil unrest. The McCarthy era was mass hysteria at its finest. Hoards of people were thirsty for blood because a Senator made a few baseless claims. Today it’s pretty clear that McCarthy wasn’t speaking the truth. Regardless, people still align themselves with the ideals of highprofile politicians in an almost

fanatic way, even though none of them have answers. I see our natural gravitation toward indoctrination as a coping mechanism. It’s comforting to believe somebody understands the world. But nobody does. There are currently terrible crimes being committed all over the world, guised as the right thing to do. Individuals like Joe McCarthy will continue brainwashing people because there’s nothing stopping it. Look, I don’t want everyone to feel bad for being gullible. That is just part of being human. The only thing to be ashamed of is the mindless perpetuation of ideas that have no base or merit. No matter how big or insignificant an issue is, there’s no reason to allow lies to grow. I’m sure by now the thought, “Well why should anybody listen to you?” has crossed your mind. You don’t have to listen to me. I don’t actually know what I’m talking about. But I’m also not the only one. But really, what is the meaning of life? We think Andy wants to know. Tell him at holsteen@wisc.edu.

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ear Alex, I am in a long-term relationship with my boyfriend who lives out of state. We only get to see each other two to three times a year and I’m getting sick of it. I’m okay with not seeing him, but I absolutely cannot go another second without getting laid. I need your help! Please! The Sexless Wonder

Dear SW, Do not fret! There are many ways to get around this issue as long as you keep an open mind. In fact, you should feel lucky that the relationship in which you find yourself is occurring during the tech-no-lo-gic-al era! With nearly full cell phone coverage continentally and the world wide interwebs, you and your BF have a zillion options! Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a little when I say a zillion, but you’re still better off than Esther and Ira were in the late 1940’s when he went to college while her mother taught her how to be a good housewife. Count your blessings! But I digress. Your options are Skype (or FaceTime, etc., I don’t care) sex or phone sex. The latter of the two is simpler just because you can forget worrying about feeling at all selfconscious with your far away beau. During phone sex, your partner and you touch yourselves and describe the feelings

and sensations you each experience. Hearing each other’s voices while you get yourself off can be very steamy, especially if you are willing to be adventurous and try some dirty talk. For example, say to your partner, “I wish you were here to blankety blank blank but I guess I can handle it myself.” Wink at the end for added affect (I know your significant other can’t see it, but hey, it should make you feel super hot!). Those sort of verbal cues, along with some well-timed moans and gasps should do the trick to get you both off. For extra spice, try downloading a porno that features an element you both enjoy. Watch it simultaneously if your computers can manage it, and see where the conversation goes. This simple thirty-minute phone call may recall your sanity! You know I had to. If you’re comfortable taking it one step further, plan a Skype date with your partner and maybe do strip teases for each other before getting on your goodie bits. The added visual of your partner naked and touching his/her favorite play parts can please your eyes, your brain and of course your genitalia. Great news all around! Just remember, as you Skype, continue talking to each other to keep those five senses a-working. Now, there are some who believe my prescribed methods can be awkward, uncomfortable or just unsexy. Mediamutual masterbation techniques are cuh-razy fun, but if you are part of the group less inclined to share your naked self on the compooter, there may be a more serious something to bring up with your partner.

Each relationship is different, and for some couples who physically cannot be together it is possible that an open relationship is something to think about. Open relationships require a very large amount of trust in your partner; trust that they will stay safe during their allotted sexcapades, trust that they won’t fall for anyone else they’re feeding the jukebox with, trust that they will not get tired of communicating with you when they can easily bump uglies and not communicate with others. Lots and lots of trust. That being said, being in an open relationship is much more difficult than it seems. Many peo-

ple decide that it’s the right choice for them, and soon enough, they are making their partner tell them what and with whom they have messed around with. I’m not saying that couples have to keep secrets, nor that they should tell each other everything, however it is of the utmost importance for people to know how they react to jealousy and other complex emotions before deciding to let each other off the hook. Give it some thought, Badgers, and let me know your reactions, sex tips and questions by emailing me at sex@ dailycardinal.com. In the meantime, go get lucky, Bucky!


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The Madison Police Department’s Pedestrian Bicycle Ambassador program aims to educate pedestrians and bicyclists on how to safely use shared spaces when traveling in Madison.

Program to reinforce rules of the road By Leo Rudberg The Daily Cardinal

While traveling to class each morning, students can expect a chaotic and stressful exchange between other pedestrians and cyclists, which Madison police say they hope to fix with a new community outreach program. In August, the Madison Police Department introduced the Pedestrian Bicycle Ambassador program, a new educational tool designed to increase communication between pedestrians and bicyclists. The program consists of two ambassadors who attend local events, such as Badger football games and Ride the Drive, to teach the public about traffic safety, so they are “motivated to follow laws and etiquette,” according to MPD Lt. David Jugovich. “The unique position of the ambassador allows us to use our

police resources elsewhere to do that sort of enforcement and other sorts of police-related activity that our community expects us to deliver,” Jugovich said. University of WisconsinMadison sophomore and active bicyclist Kyla Pilliod said all commuters will be much safer if they are aware of the rules of the road. “The first couple of passing periods are dangerous, especially because people are still sleepy,” Pilliod said. “University and Charter crosswalks become a big mob of pedestrians.” UW-Madison sophomore and pedestrian Natalie Bretl also said she noticed danger at University and Charter Streets’ crosswalks due to bikers’ failure to obey the rules. “Bikers are supposed to stop, but they go anyway,” Bretl said. Jugovich said although bicyclists and pedestrians do not

have licenses, there is a code of conduct they should follow. “Bicycles are considered vehicles, and they are generally held to the same laws as our vehicular motor public,” Jugovich said. Jugovich said the MPD wants to first educate the public through the ambassador program before enforcing the law. “Just writing tickets won’t change [the aggressive] culture,” Jugovich said. Jugovich also said he hopes the program will change the tense commuter traffic between pedestrians and bicyclists in Madison. “We have a lot of interest in taking what is already a great community and building on that...and working out some of the conflict from that social perspective,” Jugovich said. “We’re hoping that slowly [the aggressive] culture changes and improves.”

Walker a possible witness in John Doe investigation Gov. Scott Walker may be asked to testify against one of his former aides regarding her alleged illegal campaigning while working for then Milwaukee County Executive Walker in 2010. The trial is part of a two-year John Doe investigation aimed at exposing illegal campaigning by staffers within the Milwaukee County Executive’s office during Walker’s tenure. Several of Walker’s former staffers and appointees, includ-

ing former Deputy Chief of Staff Other state officials conKelly Rindfleisch, have nected to Walker faced misconduct charges including Cullen because of the investigaWerwie, Walker’s curtion, but Walker himself rent spokesperson, and has not been charged. Keith Gilkes, Walker’s Rindfleisch faces four campaign manager in felony charges for political 2010, are also on the campaigning while work35-person witness list ing for Walker. Her actions produced by Assistant violate state law forbidding District Attorney Bruce WALKER state employees from camLandgraf. paigning while in a public building Rindfleisch’s trail is scheduled or holding a government job. to begin Oct. 15.

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“[The University] may have political connections, corporate connections and personal investments on the line,” Stier said. “Anything that can cost them or the institution money is something to be scared of.” UW Board of Regent student member Katherine Pointer said if the Regents hesitated to pass the resolution, it would be because of cost. “This is clearly an important issue students are raising,” Pointer

said. “But if it comes down to cost and we can’t afford [it], I don’t think the Regents will pursue it.” But according to Stier, the resolution would not cost the university money. “When you are spending your dollars for any consumer of electronics in the world, we should be considering the impact these consumer goods have on the world,” Stier said. “We are asking our universities to put that [consideration] into writing.”

were all situated around Section K, so it was clear if you were in there, you weren’t supposed to be,” Ehrich said. Ehrich said the unexpected Section K closure was “frustrating” and “caught people off guard.”

“We were sort of annoyed because nobody understood why there was a whole section open,” Ehrich said. “[The officers] offered no explanation.” Gruber said he was not aware of why Section K was closed.

for Madison not only to be a leader in the nation but to be a leader in the Big Ten.” So far, 12 universities have passed resolutions, including Duke and Stanford Universities, according to Johnson. But passing a conflict-free product resolution through a large university is “tricky,” according to Raising Hope for Congo Campaign Manager JD Stier.

game from page 1 without warning, according to UW-Madison sophomore Lauren Ehrich. “[The officers] were all in the aisles, on the stairs, and they

University of WisconsinMadison researchers received a $3.5 million grant to develop and test mobile applications to help prevent relapse in patients who suffer from substance abuse. The grant, provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will enable UW-Madison researchers, in collaboration with a team from Dartmouth College, to create and test applications with features specialized to help those who struggle with substance abuse to fight urges and cravings. The application will include features such as geo-tracking, a service allowing users to enter in the address of a bar or other location that has caused substance abuse problems for them in the past. Then, if a user gets near that location, the application will display a previously recorded video, either by the user or a family member, to remind them why

they want to be sober, according to UW-Madison Professor Dhavan Shah, the scientific director of the grant. Another feature the application will include is a “panic button.” This feature allows any patient on the verge of giving into a craving to immediately connect to a counselor with the push of a button. According to Shah, the costs of medical care for substance abuse patients are incredibly high not only to the patient, but the economy as a whole. “What we are able to show is that by providing people with this intervention we are actually reducing immediate medical costs,” Shah said. “And then obviously there is the long-term economic and health benefits that occur, like reducing substance abuse disorders.” According to Shah, the grant provides funding for five years. —Sam Cusick

Man breaks into Sellery dorm rooms University of WisconsinMadison freshman and Sellery resident Caitlin Wagner said she had always felt safe in her dorm room until she woke up one night to find a strange man dressed in black breaking open her door. The UW-Madison Police Department reported an 18- to 20-year-old white male opening the doors of several residents’ dorm rooms Sellery Hall’s B Tower, located at 821 W. Johnson St., early Friday morning. The suspect left the room when the residents were awake, but he stole items from rooms in which the residents were sleeping, according to UWPD Sgt. Aaron Chapin. Wagner said she locked her door and turned off the lights late Thursday night only to wake up 45 minutes later to a stranger in her room. Although she yelled at him to

leave, the stranger did not leave her floor immediately. “By the time I went to talk to my [House Fellow] about 5 minutes later, he was still lurking in the hall,” Wagner said. Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said students should “always be incredibly careful about locking your doors, even when you are in the dorms or in your dorm room at night.” While the UWPD tries to create a safe campus community, Resnick said break-ins and burglaries do occur in residence halls. “Burglaries are a difficult crime to deal with,” Resnick said. “They can literally happen within 15 seconds of somebody opening a door.” The UWPD said students should report any suspicious behavior to the House Fellow on duty, the UWPD or call 911 if the situation is an emergency. —Sarah Dobrofsky

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Come one, come all and step right up to an end and a beginning in the Madison art community. Well, not so much an end as a hiatus and a move, and perhaps more of an introduction than a start. The Project Lodge, located at 817 East Johnson St., has hosted many shows in all areas of the art arena of both local talent and those trotting the globe, but come October 1, the space by Jessica Doing will “change hands” and booked shows will find themselves temporarily scattered at various venues throughout the city. However, the doors will close on a note as high as, say, a tightrope. Those who venture a brief bike ride off campus to the space

will find themselves at “Marvel House,” The Project Lodge’s final exhibition displaying the work of UW-Madison Art students Olivia Baldwin, Jessica Doing, Katie Garth and Sigrid Hubertz from Sept. 22-29. The multifaceted media on display reflect a circus concept derived from a brainstorming session but finally decided after a trip by Doing, Garth and Hubertz to the National Circus Museum in Baraboo, Wis. last summer. Garth said the theme provided something “varied and dense enough” to allow for some compelling displays for the foursome’s first collaborative gallery. “We felt that between the

Garth said. Baldwin also offered her interpretation of the theme: “We were kind of interested in playing with the gallery and the idea of spectacle, and ‘Marvel House’ kind of can be read in that way.” The varied approach is clear. One sweep around the venue will leave viewers in a blur of watercolors and canvas, but on a second trip around the room the individual personalities of these budding artists step into the spotlight. Whether looking at the heavily implicating faces in one of Garth’s art books, the sparkling gemstones of Hubertz’s multimedia pieces, Doing’s penned elephants or By Katie Garth a canvas painted by Baldwin that is twice her size, there ability to address ethical issues is at least one medium to catch and sort of the visual history of the eyes of all types of spectathe circus that from a lot of dif- tors, like a spotlight on the cenferent perspectives we’d have ter ring. the ability to work from that,” They even represent the medi-

um of film with a projector installment running old vaudeville and circus videos from the Library of Congress on a blank wall space, the only piece put together as a collaborative work from all four artists. Yet Baldwin hopes what attendees take away is not overly focused. “I don’t really hope that they get one idea out of seeing the show, I hope BY Olivia BAldwin that it is something more personal,” she said. Those who attend will have to determine for themselves what exactly they gather from the show, but such is the beauty of art. The gallery remains open during various times from now through Saturday, Sept. 29 where one can go to marvel at the work of these ladies who are drawing looks from the Madison art community.

Time for ‘Tuesdays’ could provide a whole new outlook Though a 1997 publication, non-fiction classic still has life lessons to offer young adult readers By Jessica Korneff The Daily Cardinal

It’s hard to write anything about “Tuesdays with Morrie” without making it sound like another overdone, stale storyline of a brilliant, aging professor and his eager protégé. However, this non-fiction memoir shines a light on its protagonist, Morrie, in such a realistic, touching way that it has the ability to stir emotion in even the most skeptical of readers. Morrie Schwartz—an enlightened, elderly sociology professor at Brandeis University—has lived a long life of eating delicious food, teaching meaningful lectures and dancing his nights away to his favorite songs. Now, at the age of 78, he spends his days resigned to a chair in his study, struggling with a fatal, degenerative disease that cripples his body day by day. In spite of the prevailing disease and physical deterioration, “Tuesdays with Morrie” is not a book about death; rather, it is very much a book about life. As his own life ebbs away,

Morrie dedicates himself to teaching a final class: a one-onone course on what it means to be alive. Mitch, a former student of Morrie’s, tells the story in the form of a memoir. As a collegiate, he spent countless days with Morrie—sharing lunches, tossing ideas back and forth with his mentor and writing an honors thesis. However, since his days at Brandeis, Mitch has become estranged from Morrie and from his youthful ideals, forsaking his dreams of leading a fulfilling life and choosing a lucrative, time-consuming career instead. Physically, Morrie is a withered version of the man he once was. Yet Mitch’s anxiety also stems from changes in himself; after all these years, he too is a faded version of whom he used to be. To Mitch’s surprise, it doesn’t take long until he and Morrie resume the relationship they once shared. Morrie is once again the knowledgeable professor and Mitch becomes

the dedicated student. This time, however, their “class” has a purpose on a much greater scale than anything Mitch encountered while in college. The tuition is different too: rather than money, the cost of this particular lesson is the very existence of his professor. Morrie’s weekly “classes” span all the lessons he has learned throughout his 78 years, including before and during his disease. He talks about everything deemed “important”—family, society, money—and then creates a place for each in the hierarchy of a meaningful life. He addresses societal norms head-on, claiming they have managed to skew what people accept as valuable. He points out how many people spend their lives striving to attain superficial goals, consequently ending up unhappy and dissatisfied when they find their lives void of any meaning. As Mitch gradually begins to grasp the meaning of life, his professor inches closer and closer to death. Morrie’s stories all point to the

same moral: the solution to many of life’s problems are not as complicated as we might think. When we get bogged down with society, culture and ourselves, we begin to find the wrong things paramount while ignoring the most important, and usually simplest, parts of life. Right away it’s clear to see Morrie is a curious type of person capable of great emotion and appreciation for the world around him. Rather than making him bitter, his disease manages to enlighten him even further; as he floats in the murky limbo between a sickly existence and death, he reflects on what it means to live meaningfully while soaking up the small, yet numerous joys around him. Astoundingly, the wizened, paralyzed professor stretched out on his deathbed describes himself as “lucky.” If it were fiction, it would be easy to write off “Tuesday’s with Morrie” as another selfhelp book, another cliché plea to the reader to enjoy every day to its fullest. But Morrie

isn’t just some fictitious, unapproachable character in a book. He was a real man, a real professor with real advice for anyone willing to listen. As the book goes on, the reader finds it increasingly easy to picture Morrie’s gray hair or even hear his wise, highpitched voice until it seems that it is actually them sitting beside Morrie in his study, eagerly anticipating a conversation with a man willing to present his own life as his final lesson.


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n any given day, if you walk down State Street just past State Street Brats, you will undoubtedly see several homeless people begging for money. And, as awful as it is to say, you will likely ignore them or lie about not having any cash. In truth, the majority of people in Madison during the fall season are students. We have loans, we’re in debt and we can’t afford to give away the last of our hard earned grocery money to someone who is hanging out on a curb instead of searching for employment. This isn’t to say I’m not sympathetic. Times are tough, people have lost jobs and they can’t always afford to make rent

payments. But how can I give them my money without knowing where it’s going? I have seen beggars drinking away the money they were so kindly given and heard homeless people talking about abusing the generosity of their neighbors. Not every homeless person is this way. In fact, most aren’t, but the possibility of something like this happening prevents me from giving to the less fortunate. This is why I whole-heartedly support the Dane County Board’s decision to create a homeless shelter in Madison to help the homeless find jobs and keep them off the streets. The board voted Thursday night in favor of partnering with Porchlight, Inc. to create an interim shelter, which will open Nov. 1. The shelter will be centrally located near bus routes and businesses. It will provide services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. including showers, computer and phone access and mailboxes

for Madison’s homeless. Each of these amenities are centered around seeking employment. Showers are completely necessary if you are going to an interview, and computers and phones are essential for contacting employers. Allowing homeless people access to these services will give them a better chance at finding a job, which is the first step to leaving homelessness in the past.

It is obvious that a shelter is necessary, and the Dane County Board is doing the right thing by addressing the needs of its homeless citizens.

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contributes. As it is, the interim shelter will close next April, leaving the homeless on the streets once again. But even while the interim shelter is open, what will homeless people do at night? Wisconsin has hard winters, and though a day shelter gives them the tools to find a job, it gives them nowhere to sleep in the meantime. With community support and donations from organizations, maybe the board will consider creating a fulltime shelter for homeless people actively seeking employment. I have heard time and time again that people choose their fate, that once you’ve made your bed you must lie in it. But homelessness feels different. There’s a reason we’re hearing so much about jobs and budgets in political campaigns. We don’t have money. Work is hard to come by and money is tight. These homeless people didn’t choose to be lazy or dependent; many of

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them are actually ashamed or embarrassed of their situation. A shelter is necessary for them to better their life and support themselves. Without access to a phone or email, an employer can not call an applicant back for an interview. Without showers, people cannot possibly look professional when speaking with future employers—which is a primary part of getting a job. It is obvious that a shelter is necessary, and the Dane County Board is doing the right thing by addressing the needs of its homeless citizens. Hopefully support from Madison residents will encourage a permanent shelter, and possibly even a night facility to keep the snowy winter months’ dangers at bay. Kate is sophomore majoring in Spanish and English. Are you willing to support building a permanent homeless shelter for those less fortunate? Please send all feedback to opinion@dailycardinal.com.

Israeli aid needed for Palestine to provide for its citizens Zac Pestine opinion columnist

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et me start off by addressing the fact that solely by virtue of being human, every person throughout the world possesses fundamental, inalienable human rights. To quote John Locke, and later Thomas Jefferson, among these rights are “life, liberty and property” (or “the pursuit of happiness”). Just as human beings have these inalienable rights, nations too have rights that must be preserved and cannot be infringed upon. The Palestinian people are a nation. They have a history, they have a culture and they maintain the right to be a sovereign state. Regardless of Mitt Romney’s

views, as a people they are not hell-bent on obliterating Israel, and their culture is not inherently inferior to that of the Israeli’s. Why then is this Israeli/Palestinian peace process such an ordeal? Why does it continue to remain stagnant? Why is there still such a great magnitude of animosity harbored on both sides? Contrary to what many on the far left would have you intuit, Israel is NOT an Apartheid state. It never has been, and it never will be. Making up roughly 20 percent of Israel’s citizenship, Arab Israelis account for over 14 percent of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament. Though these numbers are slightly disproportional, they illustrate that Arab Israelis play a far more critical role to the political landscape of the country than most minority groups do worldwide. Recently noteworthy is the action taken by Palestinian

Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to take the case for Palestinian statehood to the UN. Besides the fact that this breeches their end of the contract under the Oslo Accords, in which they pledged to discuss all negotiations directly with Israel, there remains a very conspicuous issue with their bid for statehood. As was said before, Palestine has the right to be a recognized state by all countries of the world. However, before they can do so, there is certainly a catch: they need to be able to provide full support for their citizens. As of now, their capability of doing is vague and convoluted. In terms of produce, Islamweb. net notes that “Palestinians use the Israeli shekel as currency. From cars to shampoo, countless goods come from or via Israel. Most packaged foods and household products have a foreign or Palestinian counterpart, but fruit

and vegetable vendors say they would be out of business without Israel, where most produce is grown.”

There are few people in this world who do not want peace.

Because of the immensely progressive advancements and innovations that emanate from the Israeli medical field, Palestinians often find themselves retreating to Israeli hospitals when facing sickness or injury. Furthermore, Israel has control of and supervision over most of the region’s water systems, which it has proliferated and modernized. A further obstacle in the peace process is the disunity between Palestinian governments in the West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinian Authority, which is seen as the legitimate Palestinian national government by Israel, is constantly at odds with Hamas, the militant organization that possesses power in Gaza. The two sides are truculent, each vying for the position of power in a unified Palestinian state. Besides the extant discord between the two, and the draconian measures that Hamas often adopts to get its way,

the West Bank and Gaza are not even remotely near each other. It would be excessively difficult to foster a state that incorporated both realms. Ideas have been proposed to build an elevated superhighway connecting the two lands; in practice, however, this measure appears highly inexpedient. A two-state solution is possible only when Palestine has the necessary infrastructure to create a successful state that does not depend on Israel for goods and services. We are often asked to discuss what Israel’s duty is to facilitate the state of Palestine. Out of goodwill and the hope of lasting peace, Israel would probably assist at least in part. However, it cannot be deemed Israel’s responsibility to build the state of Palestine, and the degree to which their aid factors into the equation is an opaque issue. Though they exist, there are few people in this world who do not want peace. Israel does. Palestine does. The U.S. does. The UN does. But how to properly address the twostate solution is an enigma that has plagued the global community for decades now, and until a Middle East foreign policy messiah reveals himself or herself to the world, this will continue to be a festering topic. Zac is a senior majoring in philosophy and communications. Please send all feedback to opinion@dailycardinal.com.

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Redshirt freshman Joel Stave passed for 210 yards, one touchdown and one pick in his team debut.

Stave impresses in first start Abbrederis beat UTEP cornerback Darren Woodard badly Saturday was a day of firsts for with a double move. It is a play redshirt freshman quarterback Joel Abbrederis, who missed last Stave. Making his first collegiate week’s game because of a constart, the Greenfield, Wis. native cussion suffered Sept. 8 against threw his first touchdown (and Oregon State, has made over and interception) and took a big hit over in his career in Madison. from a defender for the first time “I was really excited,” Stave said since high school. when asked about his pre-snap He also heard UW fans chant- expectations. “I knew it was a good ing his name as he ran off the field play, I had a lot of confidence that after the game, an experience he Jared would be open and that we’d said he’s never had before. have protection to throw it down That came shortly after he reg- there. When he’s able to separate istered his first win as the Badger like that, he can really give you a quarterback, a 37-26 victory over good window to throw it into.” Texas-El Paso. The two connected on a similar “I’ve always loved this team play later in the second quarter, and loved this state because I grew when Abbrederis worked another up here,” Stave (12-17, 210 yards, double move up the right sideline TD, INT) said. “Just the oppor- and put the finishing touches on tunity to play here, play a 47-yard touchdown in the Big Ten, is really without any Miners exciting for me.” around him. The young signal That score put UW caller certainly was not ahead 23-6 with 4:23 Total yards perfect, but for an offense left in the half. After by Wisconsin in desperate need of a the Badger defense Saturday, a spark—and playing withforced a punt, the season high out senior All-American Wisconsin offense had running back Montee a chance to pile on furBall after he suffered an ther, but Stave made Passing yards by Joel apparent concussion in his first big mistake. Stave in his the second quarter—Stave One play after takfirst career led the Wisconsin offense ing a sack, Stave tried to start to its best performance of throw an out route to his the young season. right, but it was interStave found a rhythm early, cepted by UTEP senior defensive completing his first three passes. back Drew Thomas. Early in the second quarter, he “Looking at it, I thought for sure found redshirt junior wide receiver it was going to be good,” Stave said Jared Abbrederis (6 receptions, 147 of the throw. “[The corner] was yards, TD) for 60 yards. playing off by about 10 yards and On a play-action pass, he just kind of sat on the route. He

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played it really well. Obviously, I’d like to have it back.”

“Just the opportunity to play here, play in the Big Ten, is really exciting for me.” Joel Stave redshirt freshman quarterback Wisconsin football

On Wisconsin’s first drive of the second half, Stave and junior running back James White botched an exchange, but the quarterback managed to recover the fumble. “You can’t ever give up the ball,” he said. “That’s the most important thing.” Overall, the Badgers totaled a season-high 423 yards of offense. Bielema said that starts under center. “Great quarterbacks are the guys that can make plays when there isn’t an answer, and he made some scrambles and plays in the first half that kept drives alive and I think that’s huge for him confidence wise going forward,” the UW head coach said. “Everything is not always going to be as clean as you want.” But was it good enough for Stave to get the nod again next week, when Wisconsin opens Big Ten play with a stiff road test in Lincoln, Neb.? “I hope so,” Stave said. “We’ll see what the film says and just learn from it.”

osing hurts. You can try to say it doesn’t, but it does. Losing hurts even more when it is your favorite team playing in the biggest game of its season (which also happened to be the one of the most-viewed sporting events in the world). The team I am talking about is Bayern München and the game I am talking about is the 2012 Champions League final. I bring up that game because the 2013 Champions League kicked off this past week, and once again the best soccer teams in the world face off with each other to crown the king of Europe. For Bayern München, this year is all about redemption. After losing in the final, which was played in their home stadium, Der FCB only has one option: winning the Champions League. And how sweet it would be for Bayern’s fans to win the championship after losing two of the last three finals. It’s not that unrealistic to think they will win the Champions League this year. In Bayern’s first group play match Wednesday, the team looked to be in the form which propelled them to the final last season. They collected an impressive win that by all accounts should have ended with a more lopsided score than the 2-1 result it did. I know you cannot judge how an entire season will go after one game, but Bayern was not only dominant in their opener— they have shut down all opponents they faced so far this year. Four matches into the Bundesliga season, Bayern has outscored opponents by 12 goals, scoring 14 and only giving up two. Their smallest margin of victory domestically is two goals. Looking at the DFB Cup, Bayern easily took care of their first round game, winning 4-0. This team has not lost a game yet this season, and right now it doesn’t look like they will lose anytime soon. And if you look at the names on the roster, it is no wonder

why they have dominated. Some say the best offense is a good defense. Well, you can’t get any better than having arguably the best goalkeeper in Europe in Manuel Neuer. Moving up, there is Jèrôme Boateng and Phillip Lahm on defense; Frank Ribèry, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos in the midfield; and Thomas Müller and Mario Gomez up top at forward. Some of those names, like Müller and Schweinsteiger, come off the bench in most matches. Bayern München is not lacking in depth. That has partially to do with the arrival of some new talent. Additions like Javi Martinez, Mario Mandžuki and Xherdan Shaqiri only bolster an already impressive lineup. Bayern has the personnel to make it back to the final and take home the trophy. And unlike last season when they were drawn into the “group of death”, there is really no question they will make it out of the group stage.

This Champions League season is one of redemption for Bayern.

They already put down Valencia FC once in their first match. Rounding off the group are FC BATE Borisov and OSC Lille; not your toughest competition. When Bayern München made it to the Champions League final last season, I was the first one to say they had won the cup before the game even started. Oh, how I was wrong. And that defeat hurt a lot. For the diehard fans of Bayern München, a category where you will find my name, it was expected that Die Roten would win it all. When they came up short, the heartbreak was almost unbearable. This Champions League season is one of redemption for Bayern. Bringing home the cup this season is the only way to heal the hurt of losing at home last season. How do you think Bayern München will finish this season? Let Matt know at mdkleist@ dailycardinal.com

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Peaks and valleys define Badger women’s weekend in back-to-back Big Ten games in Madison By Blake Duffin & Taylor Valentine the daily cardinal

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The No. 14 Wisconsin woman’s soccer team (1-2, Big Ten, 7-3 overall) bounced back from a loss to Penn State last weekend with a 1-0 victory over the Michigan State Spartans (1-2, 7-3-1) Friday night. The Badgers came out strong in the first half, as freshman midfielder McKenna Meuer found the back of the net in the 26th minute of play. Meuer found herself with space at the top of the box after executing a give-and-go pass with senior midfielder Monica Lam-Feist. “I made the pass to her out wide, which opened up space in the middle,” Meuer said. “She passed it back

to me and I saw that I was right at the top of the box, so the first thing in my head to do was to take a touch and take a shot on goal.” “We wanted to work on transition defensively,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “I thought we were giving them too much time on the ball.” Possession and defense were also keys to victory for the Badgers in a low-scoring match. Wisconsin’s goalkeeper Lauren Gunderson had another outstanding outing, making six saves for the team’s fourth shutout this season. “For her to get a shutout was important for us,” Wilkins said. “They have confidence playing through her in the back.”   In front of a great crowd, the Badgers picked up a key

win for their season. “It’s awesome. When you win in the Big Ten you know you’ve had great competition,” Meuer said. “Michigan State is a good team, so a win against them is a step in the right direction.”

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The Wisconsin women’s soccer team played host to the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, dropping the weekend finale 3-0 at the McClimon Complex and snapping their fivegame home winning streak in the process. It was Michigan’s fifth straight shutout victory. The Badgers had trouble containing junior Nkem Ezurike, the standout Michigan forward as she netted a goal early in each half. Ezurike opened the scoring in

the 16th minute with a low ball from the top of the box to beat Badger redshirt senior goalkeeper Lauren Gunderson. Ezurike struck again in the opening minute of the second half after a Wisconsin turnover. An errant Wisconsin pass in the defensive third of the field proved costly as it allowed her to create separation and finish a simple oneon-one against Gunderson. Freshman Christina Ordonez found the back of the net in the 78th minute to cap off the scoring for the Wolverines. On the other end of the field, the Badgers were unable to advance the ball very often, putting only one shot on goal before a small flurry late in the second half after the game was put out of reach. The offensive struggles led to UW tallying only two cor-

ner kicks, matching their season low. It appeared that the Badgers might get on the board in the final minutes as Michigan left a few rebounds in front of their net. UW could not corral any of the loose balls before a shot was ultimately sent wide of the goal. Redshirt senior goalkeeper Haley Kopmayer made four saves, most of which were routine and unpressured, not presenting much of a challenge. The Badgers appeared out of sorts as they left attackers unmarked, got beat to the spot and missed on an array of passes. Once in the hole, the Badgers proved to be in over their heads against a Michigan team that has excelled on the defensive side of the ball.


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Badgers’ backfield carries team to win come out there and lead the team to victory,” White said. No Montee Ball? No problem for Redshirt freshman Joel Stave the Wisconsin Badgers (3-1 overall). looked as confident as a first-time The Badgers finally kept the starter could be, minus the interfans’ stress level to a manage- ception he threw with just over able amount by beating Texas- two minutes in the first half. The El Paso (1-3 overall) 37-26 to turnover did result in a field goal round out the non-conference by the Miners and tightened the portion of their schedule. score to 23-9 heading into halfJunior running back James time If not for that play, his perWhite and redshirt freshman formance was nearly flawless. Melvin Gordon took over the back“There was only one play out field Saturday afternoon and ended there that I didn’t like, and that up turning in the best performance was the pick,” Bielema said of the Badgers’ backfield has recorded Stave’s performance. this year. He finished 12-ofAfter senior running 17 for 210 yards, 147 of back Ball went down which went to junior at the beginning of the Jared Abbrederis, and second quarter after one touchdown. Total a heavy hit during his Perhaps most rushing one-yard touchdown impressive though was yards by UW run, White and Gordon the way he handled the Saturday, their best were expected to ensure pressure when UTEP output of the team that they can pulled within four at the season still play Wisconsin 23-19 with just 7:59 football and continue its remaining in the game. bruising running game. Even though Wisconsin Receiving It’s safe to say that they stuck to its run game at yards by accomplished that and this point, everyone was Jared then some. impressed with how he Abbrederis in first Gordon, a Kenosha, handled the situation. game back Wis. native, finished with “[Joel] comes out, from injury 112 yards, 46 of which doesn’t make a big came in the fourth quarhoopla, he doesn’t ter, and a touchdown on try to pump us up,” only eight carries. White carried redshirt junior center Travis the ball 15 times for 65 yards with Frederick said. “He comes out two scores, and Ball had 40 yards with confidence and calls the and a touchdown on nine carries play and gets the play done. He before exiting. does that every single time. I “Our team knew those guys really enjoy playing with him.” could handle the workload,” An inconsistent defensive Wisconsin head coach Bret performance resulted in some Bielema said. very long scoring drives by the The extent of Ball’s injury is Miners in the second half. They unknown. It is not surprising to pulled within seven with 4:57 know that he was not hesitant in left from a 5:20 drive that was encouraging the other running capped by an eight-yard touchbacks to carry the weight. down run by freshman running “As soon as Montee went back Xay Williams. Then, they down, he came over to me and had a drive that lasted 6:57 to said, ‘It’s yours and Melvin’s start the fourth quarter that turn,’ and I knew we had to resulted in a field goal to pull

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Badger running back Melvin Gordon picked up the slack after starter Montee Ball left Saturday’s game with an injury, carrying the ball eight times for a career-high 130 yards. within just four. After holding the Miners to just 29 rushing yards in the first half and 108 yards total, the Badgers let up 228 yards in the second half.

“As soon as Montee went down, he came over to me and said, ‘It’s yours and Melvin’s turn.’” James White junior running back Wisconsin football

“It was a good effort, but it was inconsistent,” redshirt junior Chris Borland said, who finished with 12 tackles and two sacks. “We did let up that big touchdown at the end. But it did feel good to put out a performance like we did today.” The tandem of White and

Gordon put things away after UTEP pulled close at 23-19, and it appeared the coaching staff had the utmost confidence that they and the offensive line could do such a thing despite struggling in this facet throughout the first three games. “That’s what you have to do as an offense,” White said. “When the game’s tight and there’s like four minutes left on the clock, you have to run the ball and try to waste the clock. You have to be really locked in.” Gordon also admired the way the coaching staff believed in the two backs, even when things got tight in the fourth. “That’s Wisconsin football,” Gordon said. “[Doing that] gave [the running backs] confidence. It gave the team confidence that we can make something happen.” White punched the ball in the endzone with 3:20 left on a twoyard scamper. Gordon finished Wisconsin’s scoring on a 26-yard run just 14 seconds later thanks to

UTEP fumbling the kick return after White’s score. However, a blown assignment by redshirt sophomore Michael Trotter resulted in a 62-yard touchdown by senior wide receiver Michael Edwards with just 50 seconds left in the game. The Badgers kneeled to run the clock out, sealing their third victory of the season. Bielema and numerous players came to a consensus that offensive coordinator Matt Canada called his best game yet. “I think we got cleaner on offense as far as what we wanted to do,” Bielema said. “The offensive coaches had a good gameplan. “The good news is we haven’t showed a lot of things that we have been working on, so I think there are nice things that can come down the line that haven’t been shown yet.” Wisconsin opens up conference play Saturday at Nebraska. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Badger men unable to find back of net against Penn State By Jonah Beleckis the daily cardinal

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The Wisconsin men’s soccer team only allowed one goal Sunday, but they still couldn’t come away with a win against Penn State.

The Wisconsin men’s soccer team (0-1 Big Ten, 2-2-3 overall) only made one mistake Friday night, but it resulted in the deciding goal in the Badgers’ 1-0 loss to Penn State (1-0-0, 6-1-1). Freshman Goalie Chase Rau recorded six saves, but it was not enough as Wisconsin fell in their first Big Ten conference game of this season. The goal for the Nittany Lions was tapped into the far post by freshman forward Kelton Cheney in the 82 minute, with assists from substitutes senior Hasani Sinclair and freshman Drew Klingenberg. “It’s unfortunate how the goal went in. Our freshman goalkeeper played an outstanding game,” head coach John Trask said. “It seemed like we might get the win.” Rau made saves from from all over the 18-yard

box, including both free kicks and corner kicks.

“It’s unfortunate how the goal went in, our freshman goalkeeper played an outstanding game.” John Trask head coach Wisconsin men’s soccer

“He made a lot of really big saves for us and he communicated well in his first Big Ten game as a freshman,” said sophomore defender AJ Cochran. “As a team we did alright and we sat in a little too far at times, but tonight just wasn’t our night.” The opposing goalie, senior Emmanuel Martin, only recorded one save in the Nittany Lion shutout. “For the most part, we did well. We wish we could have put more pressure on them, but they are a pretty good team,” junior defender Paul Yonga said.

Penn State eliminated Wisconsin in last year’s Big Ten semifinal in the same 1-0 fashion. “You never want to lose to a team you lost to last year, but they got our number again,” Trask said. The Badgers have given up just one goal in the past three games, but have only one win to show for it, finding the back of the net twice against IUPUI last week. “Going forward, we have to be more creative,” junior midfielder Nick Janus said. “We will have to look for each other more and push up the field more. We have to keep looking for combinations and put it together.” The Badgers will play next at Marquette Wednesday night. Trask does not want the team to change much of their game plan, just execute what they have been practicing. “We need to move the ball quicker at times and continue to be stout defensively,” Trask said. “We just need to take our chances when we get them.”


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