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Gubernatorial candidates Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett faced off Friday night in the first of three scheduled debates leading up to the Nov. 2 elections. The two gubernatorial hopefuls fielded questions from a panel of three broadcast journalists asking about statewide issues ranging from the economy to education and the proposed high-speed rail line.

Location: Library Mall Time: Entry gate will open at 3:30 p.m. and will be located on Park Street at the bottom of Bascom Hill. The program is expected to begin at 4:45 p.m. Campus building access: Memorial Union, Humanities, Science Hall and College Library will have limited entrances. Getting there: People attending are encouraged to walk or use public transportation. Bicycles must be cleared from the Library Mall area.

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Milwaukee County Executive and Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Walker spoke at Memorial Union Sunday to talk to students about his economic plans for the state. Walker’s speech was accompanied by a group of protestors gathered outside Memorial Union. Walker emphasized the need to return to an economic plan similar to President Ronald Reagan’s

three decades ago, which included sweeping tax cuts. “You look at what President Reagan did in the 1980s,” Walker said. “What we saw from 1983 to the end of the decade was the largest peace-time boom in American history. Twenty-one million new jobs were created, and five million new businesses.” In addition to tax cuts, Walker said he would make state employees contribute to the state pension system. He said it is one change that


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would save the state $360 million. “I’m so serious about it I won’t wait until the budget,” he said. Walker also addressed his plans specifically for the UW System and said he intends to provide it with the tools to function as a business. “If you had an innovative campus that could buy into some of the power of the Big Ten purchasing, that would allow them to take the dollars they do have and spend walker page 3

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Both Walker and Barrett said they would focus primarily on job creation if elected governor. Barrett used his support of high-

By Kathryn Weenig The Daily Cardinal

Being Mormon at UW-Madison poses challenges, yet grants opportunities for Mormon students to strengthen their faith. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ doctrine strictly prohibits sex, drugs and alcohol. At a school with a prevalent party culture, Mormon students at UW-Madison face an environment counter to their religious teachings.

Devin Averett graduate student member of the Mormon Church

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Religion on campus: Being Mormon at UW-Madison

“I don’t have tattoos or piercings that alter the body. I don’t do anything to draw attention to myself.”

Protestors of the Scott Walker campaign gathered outside Memorial Union Sunday. The Republican gubernatorial nominee’s speech focused on Wisconsin’s economy.

speed rail as an example of construction jobs that can be created through government projects. Walker, who called the rail project a waste of money, said he would declare an “economic emergency” his first day in office and call the state Legislature together to solve economic issues, including job creation. Barrett deemed education the “number one priority in the budget.” “If you are concerned about education in this state, hold onto your hat,” Barrett said. “The $2.7 billion structural deficit would turn into a $4.5 billion structural deficit with his proposals. Then we will see some severe, severe cuts to education.” Walker said he plans to give districts and schools, including UW System schools, more local control of how to allocate funds and use them wisely. “Every kid in this state must have access to world-class education,” Walker said. “But as an employer, and like other employers

Lisa Chang, a UW-Madison freshman and life-long member of the Mormon Church, said abstaining from drinking inhibits her ability to meet people on campus. “I think it is because I don’t drink or party that it’s so much harder for me to find friends, because that’s where you meet people here,” she said. Chang said attending a public school with a heavy party scene, instead of a Mormon affiliated school, challenges and strengthens her faith. “I think it enhances your faith

because you really have to believe in it to stop yourself,” Chang said. “My sister goes to BYUIdaho where everyone believes in the same thing and does the same thing, but this doesn’t force them to think higher.” Gregor Nigh, Bishop of the University Singles Ward in Madison, a congregation for the approximately 12 single Mormon students on campus, said the challenges of attending UW-Madison provide a testing point. “I think it forces our members to make a choice whether to stay in the church or not,” said Nigh. The University Singles Ward holds get-togethers for students to provide Mormons with a social outlet that supports their standards. Devin Averett, a Mormon BYU undergraduate student and UW-Madison graduate student, said he bases the way he dresses on the merits of his faith. “I try to keep myself clean cut. I don’t wear anything extreme,” Averett said. “I don’t have tattoos or piercings that alter the body. I don’t do anything to draw attention to myself.” At age 19, Mormon men are eligible to serve a proselytizing mission for the church, and Mormon women are eligible at age 21. Men serve for 24 months, while women serve for 18 months. Missionaries are sent to various cities throughout mormons page 3

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Seven-thirty saturday morning —“Everybody get up, it’s time to slam now / We got a real jam goin’ down / Welcome to the Space Jam / Here’s your chance, do your—” It’s at this point that I typically mumble, “Fucking ringtone,” and violently hit the snooze button on my alarm. But five more minutes rarely makes up for the ridiculously early hour. Until college, I couldn’t remember ANYTHING that could manage to pull me out of bed before noon, besides Saturday morning cartoons (back when Saturday morning cartoons were actually worth getting up for). But now I reluctantly roll out of bed, knowing that breakfast will consist of a healthy serving of jello shots, whiskey and a half pack of cigarettes. Good morning, Badger gameday. I loathe you. The worst part about it is that everyone else has been raging

since 5 a.m. and they’re all like, “Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!” in my face. And I’m all like, “First of all, fuck you. Second, where’s the keg?” Why is it that everything worth going to always happens so goddamn early in the morning? If it’s not a Badger gameday, it’s something else that’s got me up at the ass-crack of dawn. As a supporter of locally produced goods, I sometimes like to peruse the Dane County Farmer’s Market (though my interests are less concerned with the produce and more concerned with the delicious baked goods). To my dismay, if you’re not up early, you only get the wilted flowers, the small, oddly shaped vegetables and the dried-up bread that’s been sitting out all morning. But the most disappointing of all events that happen far too early for my taste are the ones that only happen once. If I’m feeling supremely hungover one gameday morning and decide I can’t down half a bottle of whiskey and two gallons of beer in my first few waking hours of the day, it’s no big deal because there are six more chances to get silly wasted before a home game. But there’s only one

chance each year to get ridiculously low prices off of normally priced $120 jeans on State Street at Maxwell Street Days. And if your 21st birthday just happened to fall on the Friday before Mifflin Street Block Party and you woke up curled around the toilet, then you missed the last chance to see everybody you know one last time before summer. All of these travesties lead me to the conclusion that Madison is in need of a social revolution. Night owls of the city unite! We aim to change social stigmas like “The early bird gets the worm.” From now on, “The night owls get the mouse.” We aim to convert those annoyingly productive “morning people” into ever-exciting “children of the night.” And finally, we aim to create a postdinner, breakfast-alternative meal for those who don’t start the day early enough for breakfast, and it shall be called Fourth Meal. You may ask, “But how do you start a revolution?” Well, in my opinion, we should go straight ‘60s on their asses. You have a 7:45 a.m. discussion Friday? Instead, show up at two in the afternoon with picket signs and start a protest outside your pro-

fessors’ afternoon classes. People may be confused at first, but have no fear—they’ll catch on. And when they do, it will be a revolution. Who cares if over 50 percent of UW-campus buildings are riot-proof! Screw the establishment! Do it anyway! NO MORE BATHS! Oh… Wait, what were we talking about? I got carried away. (but seriously, if you understood that reference you’re the coolest person ever). I don’t know if it’s the fact that it’s 3:30 in the morning on Saturday night when I’m writing this and that I have no intention of getting up in time for the Willy Street Fair tomorrow (another one-time event…) or summer’s slow and unwanted end that leaves me feeling a little anxious. Or maybe it could be that I’m devastatingly tired all the time. But regardless of the cause, I think that with a Night Owl Revolution—“the new night” some may call it—we may have one helluva semester. Why does everything have to start so early? Who began this shitty tradition? If you agree, e-mail Stephanie at and join the Night Owl Revolution!

Festivations: community service achievement Flaunting your embarrasing photos until there’s nothing left worth flaunting

This sign is celebrating ten years of helping reduce the risk of people falling and injuring their tailbones on a specific section of an especially slippery wooden walkway! It was erected on this day, Sept. 27, in 1995 and has only been repainted once, after a neighboring tree fell on the sign, thus rendering the figure of the falling person legless. Park rangers quickly realized that they merely wanted to warn people of the high probability of slipping and getting a scratch, bruising their tailbones or wrenching an ankle, not imply that one might lose limbs! So, in the interest of retaining a high visitor-per-month ratio, the sign underwent a reinvention just like Madonna. Thus, it became the shades of brown, stomach-bile yellow and overly-caffeinated-eyeball red you see today. In celebration of its service, Park Ranger John Cobbs plans to coat the sign with Minwax Clear Shield to rejuvenate its woody lustre. He also plans to scrub off those hieroglyphics with a bit of Chlorox. Any detriment their removal might cause

to the tourist population’s rich tradition of vandalism is considered minor, though the aliens who wrote this declaration of love may not be too happy about it. A fun fact about this sign is that the human-like figure engraved on it in yellow is rumored to be modeled after none other than Jane Seymour, actress of “Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman” fame. At least according to 2010 Wisconsin State Parks and Forests year-long passholder Jim Jameson, a frequent passerby of this sign who is known to have a vision restriction on his driver’s license and a keen interest in shitty jewelry sold on TV. The caution sign has big plans for its anniversary, which consist of “­ ,” as told to us by the sign him/herself! Sounds exciting! Senior citizen Ethyl Bartleby sent us a “little something” to publish in memorandum of this signs’ infallible and invaluable service to the state of Wisconsin: “Dear little sign who stands only 12 inches tall / Thanks for making sure my old arthritic arse doesn’t fall / Because I sure don’t need a broken

hip and a large medical bill / though odds are I’ll die soon no matter what

as I’m 33 years over the hill.” —Victoria Statz

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ASM Nominations Chair Andrea Nichols announced she will take a month-long leave of absence and will receive a 20 percent pay cut for missing meetings. Any ASM chair member who misses a meeting takes a pay cut. However, Nichols will retain her position as nominations chair and carry out any other duties designated by her title. Nichols said she has cut the time she is requesting off to one month, from Sept. 29 until Oct. 29. She had previously requested off until Dec. 20. After the month has passed, Nichols said she will make the decision to continue as the nominations chair or resign. “If I still can’t do it, then I obviously don’t have enough time,

so it’s not fair for me to be on council and just not go,” she said. Some council members have spoken out against Nichols because they believe, as a paid council member, she should be present at meetings. The nominations chair receives a stipend of $3,500 per year. Nichols said she realizes members may be concerned she is missing meetings because she needs to know what is happening in ASM. ASM council member Matthew Manes said Nichols has done an “excellent” job as nominations chair, and he supports her decision to leave temporarily. “She’s done an amazing job in her position, and anything we can do so that she can continue that job and keep this organization running I’m in full support of,” Manes said.

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Madison residents attended the Willy Street Fair to enjoy live entertainment, artwork and local cuisine over the weekend.

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Room 2195 in Vilas Hall was dedicated to Professor Emeritus Jim Hoyt Friday.

UW honors former journalism professor Friends and family of Professor Emeritus Jim Hoyt met Friday in Vilas Hall to dedicate room 2195 to him after his years of dedication to UW-Madison. Hoyt was a journalism professor from 1973 to 2002 and director of the School of Journalism from 1981 to 1991. Hoyt himself attended UW-Madison and wrote for The Daily Cardinal.

walker from page 1 them more effectively,” Walker said. He said if campuses could use those kinds of opportunities and keep costs under control, that money would ultimately keep tuition down. “I’m old-fashioned, but I think the people of Wisconsin should pick the next governor and not the president.” Scott Walker county executive Milwaukee

As for President Barack Obama’s visit Tuesday, Walker said it shows the White House is clearly concerned about Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s chances for the election. “I’m old-fashioned, but I think the people of Wisconsin should pick the next governor and not the president,” Walker said.

The classroom went under recent renovations, including a state-of-the-art multimedia system. Allison Gilbert, CNN producer in New York, spoke very highly of her former professor. “In those two years, I learned compassion from one human being to another,” Gilbert said. “[Hoyt] provided hand-holding and guidance when I needed it the most.”


Open Pantry robbed

ASM member to take leave of absence, faces pay cut By Beth Pickhard



Williamson-Marquette neighborhood residents and local families flocked to Williamson Street over the weekend for the 33rd annual Willy Street Fair. Madison residents enjoyed live entertainment, a variety of food and artwork from local artists at the fair. Madison’s gay bar and dance club, Plan B, sponsored the main stage, which featured musical performers Primitive Culture among others Sunday. Throughout the weekend, attendees were also able to check out performances on the Culture Stage, WORT-FM’s Underground Stage, Madfolk Stage, MadCat DJ Stage and the Kid’s Stage. Over 150 local vendors provided food and beverages. Attendees were able to choose from Asian, Greek, Mexican

and other food booths. Patrons also purchased merchandise such as tie-dyed shirts, jewelry and local artwork. Organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Peace Corps set up booths to promote their causes. Many attendees of the Willy Street Fair participated in the city’s largest community-based raffle with over 140 prizes, according to the Common Wealth Development’s website. Williamson Bicycle Works gave away a bicycle as one of many prizes. The Willy Street Fair is a major fundraiser for Common Wealth Development and the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center. The Greater Williamson Area Business Association sponsored Sunday’s parade. The GWABA works with Madison’s near eastside neighborhood and local business groups. —Maggie DeGroot

The Open Pantry at 1401 Regent St. was robbed for the second time this month and the seventh time since 2005. In the most recent robbery, the suspect entered the Open Pantry early Saturday morning, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, police said. The convenience store clerk was not injured, according to the report. The suspect then allegedly fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Police attempted a K9 track, but the suspect was not found, police said. The suspect is believed to be a black male around 25 years old, 5’6’’ and heavy set, police said. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white graphics on the front at the time of the robbery. None of the Madison Police incident reports indicate that any of the alleged thieves have been caught since the first recorded robbery in 2005.

debate from page 1 I talk to across the state, it’s also an economic imperative.” Barrett repeatedly criticized Walker’s proposed across-the-board tax cuts, which Barrett said will cost up to $1.8 billion. Walker compared Barrett to Gov. Jim Doyle, saying, “Every one of the major policies he’s running on are the same things that Jim Doyle has taken us down the wrong path.” Barrett mentioned to Walker that “Governor Doyle isn’t running” more than once. In a CNN poll released Wednesday, Walker led Barrett by three percentage points among registered voters and 11 percentage points among likely voters.

mormons from page 1 the world. No female Mormon students at UW-Madison have served missions. However, all of the male Mormon students have returned from their missions.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Common Council should help tenants, not landlords LYDIA STATZ opinion columnist


very year, thousands of Madison students grab a couple of friends and enter the manic search for a cheap, somewhat habitable place to live for the next school year. Freshmen are especially vulnerable in this process, making roommates of people they’ve only known for a few months after being pressured to sign a lease early by peers without enough knowledge about the rental process.

A proposal ... would push the rental period for downtown apratments back

If you’ve ever thought there has to be a simpler way to find campus housing, you’re not alone. A proposal by Ald. Bridget Maniaci, District 2,would push the rental period for downtown apartments

back in an attempt to make the process less stressful for students. Currently, Madison landlords can require their tenants to decide whether or not they will re-sign for another year after only 25 percent of the lease has passed, or on Nov. 15 for most student leases. If the proposal succeeds, landlords would have to wait until 45 percent of the lease has passed, or in late January, to require a decision and show the apartment to possible new tenants. The proposed regulation is a reasonable solution to what has become a major headache. High pressure marketing from downtown management companies like Steve Brown and Madison Property Management have only contributed to a campus phenomenon: students signing leases as early as November, thinking all the good apartments will be gone if they wait. While veterans of the market usually know this is not the case, many underclassmen fall victim to the exaggerated claims that “space is filling up fast” and end up in either a luxury apartment they can’t afford or a safety hazard of a house, when a few extra months to look around would have prevented either of these nightmares. For students already living in

rentals, the current November deadline is way too early to make an informed decision on the next year’s housing. No one knows if the person they are living with today is someone they’ll want to live with a year from now. Additionally, Madison winters and the resulting heating bills can be brutal on student budgets, and tenants have no way of knowing how their apartment’s heater will perform or how energy-efficient the property is before they must commit to another 21 months of paying the bills. What’s more, college students’ lives are constantly changing. Transfers, study abroad opportunities and internships don’t mesh well with a legal contract that ties you to one place so soon.

The proposed regulation is a reasonable solution to what has become a major headache.

Although it may sound reasonable from a student advocate standpoint, area property managers have banded together

against the proposal, claiming it would give University Housing an “unfair” advantage and create more chaos when January arrives. It is highly unlikely that the dorms will see any major increase in demand for second and third-year residents because of a change in the regulation. The students who currently choose to stay in the dorms for another year will be the same next year and the year after that, while the vast majority who long for the freedom of apartment life will patiently wait the extra two months to find the perfect place and price. The claim that the later date will create only more chaos also seems unfounded, especially because it’s difficult to imagine the Madison market any more chaotic than it already is. With more time to research online and talk to friends before they have to make a decision, students will know more about what’s available and what exactly they do and do not want from an apartment and a landlord. If anything, landlords would also benefit from an extra few months to research, cutting marketing costs and avoiding dozens of showings to students who were never really serious about renting that place anyway.

It’s a win-win situation for both parties inolved.

The claim that the later date will only create more chaos seems unfounded.

There’s no logical reason for the Madison Common Council to vote down this proposition, especially because it includes a threeyear sunset clause after which it will automatically expire. A three-year trial may be all it takes to change the campus culture permanently and educate students on the city’s rental market. But if the changes prove helpful to students and neutral to landlords, they could be renewed and made permanent. Students will always be stressed no matter what; but this resolution could do a lot to ensure that most of that stress comes from finals and bad TAs, not figuring out the fastest way to put a roof over their heads. Lydia Statz is a junior majoring in journalism and international studies. Please send all feedback to


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Breathe Owl Breathe lack the Magic to sound truly tragic By Kyle Sparks

traversing flowery fields than icy tundras, and Middaugh’s voice Breathe Owl Breathe seem resonates better when he’s enjoytransfixed on an ideal of folk ing nature than when he’s beratmusic that they can’t really control. ing himself. They take a page Cold, dark, hostile—folk music from Andrew Bird’s book on can get pretty tumultuous. But “Parrots in the Tropical Trees,” while Breathe Owl Breathe try to and wind up with one of the master this learned approximation album’s few bright spots. Middaugh’s singing partner, of folk tradition on Magic Central, they gloss over the very warm, Andrea Moreno-Beals, adds levity bright and friendly melodies that to Middaugh’s stone-sober delivery, pumping life into the most make them so worthwhile. desolate corners As much pain of Middaugh’s and sorrow as they CD REVIEW songwriting. try to get across, But the fact most of it comes that Morenoup empty. “Own Beals has to do Stunts” is a reflective confessional so much work in which a ruthless is very telling of stoic complains for Magic Central’s some four minprimary issues. Magic Central utes. Yet, when It’s trying to be Breathe Owl the song breaks a fun, mystiBreathe cal record, but into the chorus of “ooh-aah’s,” it doesn’t feel the least Middaugh rarely lets it breathe bit cathartic. So it goes throughout long enough. He makes the band’s own name sound more much of Magic Central. Breathe Owl Breathe are like a forceful act of desperation intent on telling us biting, grave than the soothing respite of life profundities, but rarely do they it should be. muster more than banal observations. “Dragon” is a less-thansubtle attempt to turn “Beauty Breathe Owl Breathe are and the Beast” on its head, and intent on telling us biting, all of it focused around a punch grave profundities, but rarely line that comes in the first monodo they muster more than logue. The “How do you stop banal observations. loving someone” refrain doesn’t sound nearly as lonely as “How do you start,” and lead singer Micah Middaugh’s anti-Disney sentiments sound like little more But for what it’s worth, than whining. Middaugh has a big mustache. They try to be an incisive, It’s so big, in fact, that on “Own irreverent folk troupe, but in real- Stunts,” he explains that it ity their lyrics and instrumenta- stretches far enough to conceal tion are never sharper than when his lower lip so that nobody can they abandon their constructs of see him trembling. He’s weak folk conventions. I can’t open and buckling, but on the surface my e-mail inbox without com- he looks calm and ready. His ing across a new folk singer whos group’s songwriting is hinged life is worse than my own, and it on this same dichotomy, and takes a lot for anyone’s sagas of when he stays the ruthless stoic hopelessness to stand up to the he writes distinctive melodies scrutiny of oversaturation. that escape the bounds of conBreathe Owl Breathe don’t temporary folk music. But on have the depth of tribulations to Magic Central, Middaugh lets be a truly heart-rending folk act, his metaphorical mustache slip a but there’s nothing wrong with little too often for his own good, that. In fact, it’s to their benefit. and he ends up losing his own They sound more comfortable irreverence in the process. THE DAILY CARDINAL


Deerhunter combine reverb-drenched guitar riffs with atmospheric soundscapes to excellent effect on Halcyon Digest, their fourth addition to an already impressive discography.

Deerhunter at creative best on Halcyon Digest By Noah Kise THE DAILY CARDINAL

Deerhunter have always been a band so unique that defining their sound in the context of contemporaries is difficult. “Atmospheric punk” is how the band describes themselves, but this term barely scrapes the tip of the iceberg that is the signature sound created by Bradford Cox and his bandmates. Halcyon Digest, the fifth proper fulllength from this Atlanta quartet, finds Deerhunter expanding the horizons of their sonic landscape while distilling their songwriting into some of their most poignant and affecting material to date. What makes Halcyon Digest more accessible and memorable than Deerhunter’s previous releases is its ability to sound both spontaneous and intentional. The atmospheric flourishes that emerge from the periphery on “Revival,” the album’s standout track and first single, augment the texture, song structure and pop sensibility of the track. Clocking in at just over two minutes, “Revival” displays Deerhunter’s newfound ability to be concise and affective in their songwriting. As “Sailing” fades in, Cox’s moaned and immediate lyrics follow in the vein of his previous autobiographical material, while suggesting a new theme of hope in the face of desperation. “Only fear could make you feel lonely out here,” he croons “you learn to accept whatever you can get.” “Desire Lines” finds Deerhunter

using guitar riffs to hypnotizing effect. The song builds from dynamic interplay between guitar, bass and drums into a looping soundscape that’s both psychedelic and dense. Throughout Halcyon Digest, Deerhunter display their ability to blend many diverse sounds and genres in a seamless LP format. Garage rock and electronic instrumentation sit sideby-side with soulful vocals and even a saxophone solo, yet nothing feels forced or out of place. As a result of this lush diversity, each listening reveals new discoveries and leads the listener ever deeper into the mysterious, haunt-


Halcyon Digest Deerhunter ingly enchanted world of Deerhunter. “Helicopter” sounds like a Technicolor dream where billowy, reverb-heavy guitars and Cox’s falsetto unfurl majestically and swell to a tidal wave that breaks over the listener, rising and falling with the verses and choruses. Half-intelligible lyrics cloak the seemingly sunny sound of the song in an air of mystery, an effective use of studio production that complements Cox’s vocal stylings and, in succeeding, sets Deerhunter apart from other

bands that employ this murky vocal production technique. Halcyon Digest’s honed-in sound is the natural result of Deerhunter’s maturation and Cox’s development as a songwriter. Critics of this album will point out that it is less experimental because of its accessible pop hooks, but what is lost in unpredictability is gained in the full realization of what Deerhunter has been doing all along: creating hauntingly beautiful melodies and casting them against an unconventional canvas of sound. Furthermore, all the songs on the album have a unique underlying feeling, making each song memorable in its own right. Halcyon Digest closes with its lengthiest track, “He Would Have Laughed,” which is perhaps the clearest indication of Deerhunter’s maturity. After 45 seconds of instrumental buildup, Cox confesses, “Only bored as I get older, find new ways to spend my time ... can you help me figure this out?” If we take this to be autobiographical, one can only hope Cox continues to have excessive free time. It has led to the fruition of Deerhunter, the culmination of nine years of development from a young band with a blood-soaked frontman to a fully realized group of musicians proficient in letting their individual instruments contribute to but not overwhelm their songs. This maturity, combined with their most affecting songwriting to date, makes Halcyon Digest an overwhelming success and a testament to the high level of music Deerhunter is capable of making.

Viral Videos of the Week Search terms: Stephen Colbert Addresses Congress In anticipation of his Oct. 30 “March to Keep Fear Alive” event, comedian Stephen Colbert discussed immigrant farm labor at a congressional hearing this weekend. As one would expect, Colbert’s testimony was flush with one-liners that mocked everything from the obese american public to the network his testimony was aired on, “C-Span 3.” This video is a must see for the Colbert Nation. Or, for that matter, anyone who likes to see flustered politicians. Search terms: Little Girl Sucks at Tricycling First round of exams got you down on yourself? Have we got a video for you. This minute-long clip features a little girl who is unable to succeed in one of life’s biggest gimmes: riding a tricycle. Trust us, after seeing this little sweetheart scream in anger because she simply can’t figure out how to pedal forward, that red-inked “D” atop your chemistry exam won’t look quite nearly as bad.


All beards and no bite: while Breathe Owl Breathe may have the image of heart-rending folk, their music is anything but.

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Bird brain: An ostrich’s eye is the largest of any land animal, and bigger than its own brain.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Winning with a 67 point lead

Today’s Sudoku

Evil Bird

By Caitlin Kirihara

© Puzzles by Pappocom

Branching Out

By Brendan Sullivan

Solution, tips and computer program available at

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

Beeramid Classic

By Ryan Matthes

Today’s Crossword Puzzle


First in Twenty

By Patrick Remington

By Angel Lee

Answer key available at

HAVEN’T YOU HERD? 1 5 10 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 28 30 32 33 35 36 37 40 42 43 44 45

ACROSS Act as a judge Small arguments ‘70s hairstyle “So, what ___ is new?” Source of stress for new parents “Movie” or “party” attachment Like some skirts It afflicts iron Railroad beam Peruvian of yore Mozart medium Half and half? Unspecified degree Ballerina Hightower Do a greenhouse job Certain Arabian Peninsula resident Common Market letters “Classic” prefix “What’s the ___?” (quitter’s question) Place for trailers? Lined with Kevlar For the lady It can appear before long Asian title of respect What makes men mean? Opposite of 36-Across

47 51 53 55 56 57 58 59 60 63 64 65 66 67 68

All thumbs Strategic elements Vein contents Alleged paranormalist Geller Yogi, the Yankee legend Oracle’s sign Org. in the Bourne series Wide-mouthed earthenware jar Locomotive’s front Prez’s next-incommand Letter-shaped construction piece Astronomical Major or Minor ___ and sciences Various soils Places a wager

DOWN 1 Composer Berlioz or actor Elizondo 2 “Seinfeld” friend 3 Like a dreamer 4 Basketball official (Abbr.) 5 Potpourri output 6 Blanket with a hole in it, basically 7 Unwanted organism in an aquarium 8 ___ for tat 9 Large beer glasses 10 What subjects and

verbs should do 11 Like some clovers 12 Secondhand store transactions 13 Uneaten morsel 18 Beam over a door 23 Trident-shaped Greek letter 26 Woodworking file 27 Section of a play 29 Burden 31 Trumpet mufflers 34 Soapmaking compound 36 Choice meat cut 37 Wrist adornment 38 Bobbles a grounder 39 “Murder on the ___ Express” 40 Monopoly token choice 41 Addict’s co-dependent 45 Christmas tree, frequently 46 Alley denizen 48 Game with right and left bowers 49 Mass figure 50 Beauty pageant prizes 52 Pebble Beach hazards 54 Paper amounts 57 Outstanding one? 59 Anatomical eggs 61 Tie around the waist 62 A little grizzly

Washington and the Bear Classic

By Derek Sandberg

Women’s Soccer

Monday, September 27, 2010

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Keeper Michele Dalton has not allowed a score in her last five matches in goal. On the season, the senior has saved 37 shots while allowing just three goals, good enough for a .925 save percentage.

UW extends shutout streak to six games with tie and victory the daily cardinal

The Badgers’ women’s soccer team opened up Big Ten play on the road this weekend and continued their run of defensive dominance to earn a tie against Purdue Friday night and a 1-0 win over Indiana Sunday. Wisconsin (4-3-3, 1-0-1 Big Ten) ran its streak of shutouts to six games and has not allowed a goal since Sept. 5. The six-game streak is the longest in the program since UW matched it on two separate occasions in 1991. Friday night in West Lafayette, Ind., the Badgers generated scoring chances early and outshot the Boilermakers 12-10, but could not capitalize on the opportunities. Sophomore midfielder Alev Kelter led the Badgers with five shots—three of which were on frame—and had a chance to win the game late, but saw a shot go just high. Senior captain and forward Laurie Nosbusch, who leads the team so far with three goals, also contributed two shots. The play of senior goaltender Michele Dalton and the rest of Wisconsin’s defense saved the day.

Dalton stopped all three shots on goal from the Boilermakers and turned in her fourth consecutive shutout. Dalton turned in another clean sheet on Sunday in Bloomington, Ind., as the Badgers used a goal in extra time to earn a 1-0 victory. “Every enviroment poses a challenge, and to not give up a goal this weekend, gives us confidence.” Paula Wilkins head coach UW Women’s Soccer

This time, it took Dalton five saves to keep the Hoosiers off the board. The Badgers matched Indiana with five shots on frame, but managed to sneak one by Hoosiers goaltender Shannon Flower in the 91st minute. The goal came from sophomore midfielder Monica Lam-Feist and was assisted by junior Lauren Cochlin, who crossed the ball into the box. The goal capped off a productive

night for Lam-Feist, who led the team with three shots on goal. It was her first goal of the season and just the second of her career. Again, Dalton and the defense made sure that a single goal would hold up. The Badgers allowed just four shots—two on goal—in the second half and overtime en route to the shutout. Dalton recorded her fifth consecutive shutout against the Hoosiers and bolstered her already impressive stat line for the season. She has allowed just three goals in eight starts, which translates to a miniscule .35 goals per game and has stopped 92.5 percent (34-37) shots on goal. The wins also continued a trend of success on the road for Wisconsin. The Badgers remained unbeaten away from Madison, improving their road record to 3-0-2. “I think that every environment poses a challenge, and to not give up a goal and get a win this weekend gives us confidence heading into the rest of the season.” head coach Paula Wilkins said. — contributed to this report.

Men’s Soccer

Badgers fail to find net on road as team falls to Creighton Blue Jays in overtime defeat By Jack Doyle the Daily Cardinal

The Wisconsin men’s soccer team was shut out for the third straight match and fell to No. 16 Creighton (6-1-0) 1-0 in overtime at Morrison Stadium in Omaha, Neb. on Friday night. Senior goalkeeper Ryan Vint did his best to staive off the Blue Jays’ attack and made a career-high eight saves, but Creighton’s 18 shots proved too much to handle. Overall, Creighton outshot Wisconsin 18 to 5, including a 10-1 advantage in shots on goal. After 90 minutes of scoreless play, the Blue Jays broke through the stingy Wisconsin defense and capitalized on a failed clearance by the Badgers in the 96th minute. Wisconsin looked as though they had safely cleared the ball from a Creighton corner kick, but the Blue


As baseball season comes to a close, MVP races heat up Ryan evans If only I had a flat top oming down the stretch of this year’s Major League Baseball season, we are watching some great races as teams battle for the opportunity to be the last one standing after October. However, some of the year’s most interesting races may take place in the race for the most valuable player awards in each league. In the National League, it looks to be a three-headed race between St. Louis’ Albert Pujols, Cincinnati’s Joey Votto and Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez. While in the American League, Texas’ Josh Hamilton, Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera and the Yankees’ Robinson Cano are battling it out for the award. Each of these players has had a season to remember, which is sure to make voting difficult for the Baseball Writers of America when it comes time to determine the winner. Seeing as I do not have a vote in these proceedings (yet), the best I can do is offer my opinions on which players I think should win the awards. I’ll start in the NL with Pujols, who has once again put together one of the monster seasons that he makes look routine year after year. Currently, he boasts a .312 average to go along with 41 home runs and 113 runs batted in—numbers that are certainly worthy of MVP consideration. However, the problem with Pujols’ candidacy is not about his numbers— it’s the performance of his team this season. The Cardinals currently sit 6.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Central and 7.5 back in the wild card race. It has always been my opinion that, unless some player has an absolutely amazing season statistically, the MVP shouldn’t go to a player who didn’t get his team to the playoffs. I mean, how valuable can a player really be if he’s playing golf in October when other candidates are trying to deliver their team a title? This same logic applies to Rockies’ outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. “Car-Go” has put up numbers this year that are something you would expect out of a Playstation game: a .342 average, 33 home runs and 114 RBI’s. My opinion on Gonzalez’s candidacy could quickly change if the Rockies complete their recent run to the top


By Parker Gabriel



Jays regained possession at the top of the 18-yard box. Creighton played another ball into the box, where Kris Clark flicked it to teammate Ethan Finlay. To the delight of the 2,862 fans in attendance, Finlay’s low-flying shot deflected off a player in the six-yard box and into the goal. With just three minutes to play, junior Austin Spohn posted Wisconsin’s only shot on goal of the match. Creighton goalkeeper Brian Holt secured the ball for his lone save of the night, and recorded his fifth shutout of the season with the 1-0 win. Holt has a 0.71 goals against average through seven matches this season. While Vint and the Wisconsin defense have given up only eight goals in seven games — good for a 1.14 goals-against average — the offense has been slow to take shots and score goals. The Badgers have

been outshot in all seven matches this year and have not scored in over half of them. Only one player, senior midfielder Aaron Nichols, has tallied more than one goal on the year. If Wisconsin is to get a win, their offense must start clicking. The Badgers will look to change their fortune when they face in-state rival Marquette (2-3-2) Tuesday SPOHN in Milwaukee. The Golden Eagles opened their Big East season with a 1-0 victory over Rutgers and hope to avenge a 2-0 loss to Wisconsin in Madison last year — contributed to this report.

efficiency from page 8 White’s highlight play of the game was a 66-yard dash to the end zone in the second quarter that extended the score to 21-3. White said he knew he had a defender on him at the end of the run, but was able to burst through with just enough speed to score. “I know coach is counting on me, so I have to hold on to the

volleyball from page 8 However, the Badgers had to go up against senior All-American middle hitter Blair Brown, who led both teams with 14 kills and a remarkable .480 hitting percentage. The closest set in the match was the third, in which the Badgers opened with their first lead of the afternoon, until the Nittany Lions tied up the set at 7-7. The two teams rallied back and forth, but Penn

of the NL wild-card standings. If that happens, then there is no doubt in my mind that he is the NL MVP. But until that happens, my pick is Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto. The Reds seemingly haven’t competed for a playoff spot since Joe Morgan was still actually playing, and not just talking about it in the ESPN booth. I love a good turnaround story, and Votto has turned the Reds around by slugging to the tune of a .323 AVG, 36 HR and 108 RBI this year. Playing gold glove-caliber defense at first base this year, he put the Reds well out in front in the NL Central and gave them legitimate hope in October for the first time in 20 years. In the American League, the race is a bit murkier, with the candidates a little less defined. First off, you have Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who is one of my favorite players to watch in all of baseball. This season, he has finally put together all of the talent that scouts have been raving about since his arrival in the majors. His stat line is impressive: a .317 AVG, 28 HRs and 104 RBI, and his Yankees are well on their way to yet another postseason appearance. However, I only see one thing working against him: the lineup he plays in. In a lineup riddled with all-stars, voters are going to argue he has never had to carry his team like the other candidates. In Detroit, Miguel Cabrera has done just that. His .329/37/124 line is the only reason the Tigers are even a little bit relevant. But with Detroit finishing 13 games back of the division champion Minnesota Twins, I have to disregard Cabrera as a candidate for the same reason as Pujols— how valuable are you if you can’t get your team to the playoffs? The Texas Rangers are going to play in October, and that’s largely because of the work outfielder Josh Hamilton has done this year. He’s mashed this year to a line of .361/31/97, all while missing most of this month with a rib injury. Hamilton is the most vital player to Texas’s lineup and has carried the Rangers on his back this year, making them a very real threat come playoff time; and that is why he is my pick for the American League MVP this season. Think Craig Counsell actually deserves the MVP? E-mail Ryan at football and just do my job, and more carries may come my way,” White said. In a game that Austin Peay head coach Rick Crishtophel called a “good old fashion butt whooping,” the Badgers showed that they could not only put an offensive and defensive beat-down, but do so with accuracy and efficiency, which definitely should translate into great things as the team enters Big Ten play. State pulled ahead 17-13 behind their offensive strengths of Brown and freshman outside hitter Deja McClendon. The Badgers fought back and pulled within two (2220), but the Nittany Lions finished the set strong with kills from Brown and blocks from McClendon. The Badgers will finish their Big Ten homestand this week with Illinois on Wednesday night and Northwestern on Friday at the Field House.

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Monday, September 27, 2010


Lucky number 70: Wisconsin rolls to 4-0 RECAP

Badgers thrash Austin Peay in record-setting day By Parker Gabriel the daily cardinal

If Wisconsin fans had any concerns about UW’s inability to overwhelm a non-conference team this season, they should feel better now. The Badgers rolled up 618 total yards of offense, scored five times in the second quarter, had six different players find the endzone and set a modern-era (since 1946) school record for points in a single game en route to a 70-3 steamrolling of Austin Peay. The previous record for points scored in a game was 69, which the Badgers put up against New Mexico State in 1962. Freshman running back James White stole the show, racking up 145 rushing yards on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns. The four scores were the first of his career and also set a freshman record for touchdowns in a single game. His biggest run of the day came on a short third down in the second quarter when he took a toss to the left, turned the corner and—with the help of a good lead block from junior fullback Bradie Ewing— raced 66 yards to the endzone. The rush gave Wisconsin a 21-3 lead and opened the floodgates for what was to come. “As soon as I got the ball, it was just Brady and the cornerback out there. And as soon as he cut [blocked] him, it was just me and the open field and I just had to run away with it,” White said. “I think I should have put him on my fantasy team this week,” senior strong safety Jay Valai joked afterward. White’s performance, coupled with junior running back John Clay’s tenth consecutive 100yard game—he had 15 carries for 118 yards and a score—high-

lighted a 346-yard rushing day for Wisconsin. Senior quarterback Scott Tolzien, who only played the first half of the ball game, executed the Wisconsin passing attack to near perfection. He finished the day 15-17 for 217 yards and three scores. One of the incompletions came when Clay dropped an open pass over the middle. He threw the ball with authority and did not force a pass in to coverage as he had done at times over the first three games. While UW had more receivers running open against Austin Peay’s secondary than last week against Arizona State, Tolzien and the receivers looked in rhythm right from the start. “[Tolzien] does a great job of controlling the game,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “Scott is probably one of those guys that he’s probably playing well when he goes unnoticed.” Wisconsin scored touchdowns on all seven of its first-half drives and outgained the Governors 41887 in the first thirty minutes. The defensive highlight of the game came in the second quarter when junior free safety Aaron Henry broke up a pass by delivering a thunderous hit on Governors’ tight end Ashlon Adams. Adams tried to haul in a ball over the middle, but Henry’s hit caused him to leave his feet and lose control of the ball. “Nobody really knows too much about me back there,” Henry said when it was noted that Valai is traditionally known as the secondary’s resident big-hitter. “If I can get some, I’m definitely going to take my opportunities and take advantage of them.” The 618 yards of offense is the sixth-best mark in school history and the best mark since gaining 630 against Michigan State in 2003. Coincidently, the Spartans are next on the docket for Wisconsin, as Big Ten play kicks off next week, and the Badgers will certainly have Michigan State’s attention after Saturday’s final score.

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James White stole the spotlight Saturday, scoring four of the Badger’s 10 total touchdowns on the day as Wisconsin easily pushed aside Austin Peay in the team’s final match before Big Ten play next week.


Offensive efficiency shines against lowly Governors By Mark Bennett the daily cardinal

In a game where Bucky ended up doing more push-ups than a West Point recruit (385 if you were not counting), the Badgers finally showed their full offensive potential, albeit against a lowly opponent in Austin Peay. Efficiency was the key for the Badgers in their win over the Governors. Wisconsin scored a touchdown on each of their seven drives in the first half, as well as the two that began the third quarter. In addition to scoring on every opportunity in the red zone over that span, Wisconsin was also perfect on third down conversions. Then again, the team only

faced three third downs in that entire stretch. “It’s always been the case at Wisconsin,” senior quarterback Scott Tolzien said. “That’s how we win games at Wisconsin: ball control and just moving the chains, and moving the chains really is just efficiency.” Tolzien himself was close to the epitome of efficiency in the first half. Through two quarters, the second-year starter racked up 217 passing yards with 15 completions on 17 attempts. That completion percentage of 88.2 percent was fifth best in school history. Along with three touchdowns, Tolzien finished the game with a 253.7 passer rating. The 618 total yards of offense Wisconsin accumulated over the game was good for sixth best in program history. However, the Badgers needed just 68 plays on offense to reach that mark and had the ball for only 32 minutes—just barely over half the time. Eleven of Tolzien’s 15 comple-

tions went for more than 10 yards though, which led to a game average of nine yards per play, allowing Wisconsin to march down the field in quick and effective fashion. If Tolzien’s play was the epitome of efficiency Saturday, however, then freshman running back James White’s day was the definition of a breakout performance. In a feat not accomplished since 2007 when P.J. Hill did so against the Citadel, White rushed for four touchdowns against the Governors while racking up a personal best and team-leading 145 yards on the day. “James is a very gifted football player with great speed, and again, because he’s not out there every down, he comes in with those fresh legs and it really benefits everybody,” said head coach Bret Bielema, who did not even know White had four touchdowns until post-game interviews. efficiency page 7


Badgers open Big Ten season with pair of tough losses at Field House By Stephanie Richter the daily cardinal

Despite the hard-fought battles in this weekend’s volleyball games, the Badgers fell to No. 25 Ohio State and No. 2 Penn State in their Big Ten Conference opener. Senior outside hitter Allison Wack and Freshman outside hitter Elise Walch led the Badger’s offensive force while junior libero Kim Kuzma continued her solid defense, extending her streak of double-digit digs to 17 straight matches. The Badgers rallied against the Buckeyes Friday night, eventually falling to Ohio State after the fifth set, 15-11. “We wouldn’t be in the fifth set with a team who’s been in the top 25 this year if we weren’t playing some good ball,” head coach Pete Waite said. Wack tied her career-high 20

kills while junior setter Janelle Gabrielsen amassed 47 assists. The Badgers had 64 kills on the night, while Ohio State only had 58. With the inconsistency of the Badgers hitting a lowly .195 percentage, the Buckeyes were able to take advantage with their percentage of .268. Senior outside hitter Katie Dull led OSU with 19 kills, and red-shirt graduate outside hitter Anna Szerszen added 12. Wisconsin did however take the advantage over Ohio State 65-64 in digs, with 20 of those coming from Kuzma. The two teams rallied back and forth, with Ohio State and Wisconsin alternating wins in the first four sets. It all came down to the fifth and final set, in which the Buckeyes came out with an early 5-3 lead. Walch answered back with a kill, while Wack served two

straight aces to tie the set at 5-5. Szerszen was dominant in the set, putting down four game-changing kills. Despite an impressive defenseiveshowing from Kuzma, OSU finished off the set with a 5-1 run. The Badgers had more tough competition Sunday against the three-time defending national champion Nittany Lions and fell short, losing in three straight sets. “I think we did play timid, like Pete [Waite] had said, and we need to treat them just like any other team, no matter what name is on their jersey,” freshman middle blocker Dominique Thompson said. Wack continued to demonstrate her senior leadership with 10 kills in the match, while Walch again stepped up with eight kills and a team-high .273 hitting percentage. volleyball page 7

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Junior setter Janelle Gabrielson racked up a total of 76 assits this weekend, adding to her team- leading season total of 438.

The Daily Cardinal, Monday, September 27, 2010  

The Daily Cardinal, Monday, September 27, 2010