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Health care exchange starts first day with tech glitches, delays The Affordable Care Act’s federal exchanges, which launched in Wisconsin and 33 other states Tuesday, ran into a series of technological issues soon after the federal government simultaneously began its shutdown proceedings. The exchanges, which are aggregated into a federal online marketplace, healthcare.gov , allow citizens to access a list of health care coverage options standardized to make comparing costs and available subsidies easy. The available options are based on where a potential consumer lives. Health care consumers
who had previously signed up for the online marketplace attempted to start shopping Tuesday, but encountered technical difficulties from the excess traffic the site was forced to carry on the first day of the open enrollment. It was unclear whether the glitches were connected to the government shutdown, which also took place Tuesday. Accessibility issues generally improved as the day went on, according to multiple sources. President Barack Obama said in a speech Tuesday all the problems with the exchanges will be fixed soon.
City abstains from settling The Orpheum’s debts before November foreclosure sale By Irene Burski THE DAILY CARDINAL
Madison’s Common Council heard arguments Tuesday from two potential future owners of The Orpheum Theater, who are vying to settle the property’s debts, but council decided not to interfere with the traditional bidding process. Originally built in 1926, the Orpheum is a monument from a different time, and is a far cry from its former glory days.
“How blessed we are to have two really caring, committed, longtime Madisonian families wanting to ensure the heritage of Madison.” Mike Verveer District 4 alderman City Council
While the buying and selling of property is typically left to real estate agents, the landmark Orpheum Theater’s outstanding debts to the city, leftover from the previous owners, makes the changing of hands a Council issue. The prospective buyer must first cover the cost of these entailed judgments before purchasing the Orpheum. However, with two parties interested in buying, the out-
standing judgments become entwined in city revenues. Gus Paras, owner of the nationally renowned Comedy Club On State, as well as Larry and Fred of Frank Productions, known for running Freakfest the past six Halloweens, have each pledged to fully reimburse the city for the judgments, including interest, according to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4. In addition, both parties have agreed to fully restore the venue to its refurbished and rehabilitated historic standing. While the Franks have managed the Orpheum in the interim since its foreclosure, Paras was the first to offer to pay the judgments, and he secured the backing of Henry Doane, one of the previous co-titleholders of The Orpheum. While the Orpheum will come up for public auction Nov. 5, for the city, this judgment reimbursement process has no such end date in sight. “It could be six months from now, it could be six years from now until all this litigation is settled,” explained Deputy City Attorney Patricia Lauten. In terms of favoring the Frank family or the Paras family, Madison’s Common Council decided to “remain agnostic,” according to Verveer, and allow whichever party wins the Nov. 5 sheriff ’s auction to
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Mayor Paul Soglin proposes increased public funding for The Overture Center for the Arts and the Downtown Safety Initiative in his executive 2014 city operating budget.
Mayor introduces 2014 city operating budget By Alex Bernell THE DAILY CARDINAL
Mayor Paul Soglin proposed his $275.2 million 2014 City of Madison operating budget Tuesday, which decreases funding for the Overture Center by $300,000 but increases funding for the Downtown Safety Initiative by $15,000, according to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4. Soglin’s proposed spending to the Overture Center is $1.45 million, which is significantly more than he proposed last year, but is still $300,000 less than the performing arts center received in the final 2013 bud-
get and that it requested for the 2014 fiscal year. “This is a tremendous improvement from how the Mayor has treated the Overture Center in the past,” Verveer said. Verveer claims he is encouraged by the new budget but still intends on amending it for the Overture Center to receive the full $1.75 million. Similar to Soglin’s proposed Overture Center spending, his proposed operating budget allocates $65,000 more than last year to the DSI, which is far less than the $100,000 the Madison Police Department desires. Verveer said the DSI is “by far the most
important thing on the budget, in terms of student safety.” The DSI enables cops to work overtime every weekend downtown, which greatly benefits the safety of people in the downtown Madison area, Verveer said. He added the plan is likely receiving more attention from Soglin than it did last year because of the May 2012 shooting in front of Segredo’s and Johnny O’s, and the attack on former Badgers running back Montee Ball. Although Verveer said he appreciates Soglin increasing DSI funding, he said he needs
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Investigation into university animal research finds no major violations By Sam Cusick THE DAILY CARDINAL
Demolition began on Stadium Bar Tuesday to make way for a new private student development complex. + Photo by Will Chizek
The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare released a summary report of its six-month long investigation into a University of Wisconsin-Madison experiment Monday that found no violations in the university’s use of cats in sound localization research. The investigation stemmed from allegations that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals leveled against UW-Madison in September 2012, claiming the university mistreated cats in its research, specifically through drilling holes into the cats’ skulls and intentionally deafening them. The allegations also led
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Fly-over zone: A play-by-play michael voloshin voloshin’s commotion
was recently lucky enough to spend this last weekend in Columbus for the Wisconsin-Ohio State football game. I was also blessed (read: not blessed) to have spent eight hours in the car on the way there and eight hours in the car on the way back. Lucky for you, I wrote down a precise, minute-by-minute description of what I was thinking during the trip, just for your entertainment. Enjoy. 6:00 a.m. All right, leaving Madison. This will be fun. 6:20 a.m. Welp, Matt is really late. Someone should probably call him. 6:30 a.m. All right, actually leaving Madison. This will be fun. 7 a.m. I need coffee. Actually no. I slept like shit last night, so if I have coffee then I won’t sleep in the car. Actually, I probably won’t be able to sleep in the car anyway, and I have all this homework to do so if I stay awake I can do it. I mean, Age of Innocence isn’t going to read itself. 7:01 a.m. One coffee please. 7:10 a.m. Balls. I am tired. 7:30 a.m. I’m just going to take a quick nap. Just a nap until Illinois. And then let’s do some work. 10:00 a.m. Welp, we’re in Indiana. I know this because of the
corn, the flat land, the wind farms and the absolute nothingness of nothing. It’d be more interesting if we drove through Wyoming or the land of Waterworld. 10:30 a.m. I should probably start reading this fucking book. 10:32 a.m. Actually just kidding, there’s been no music on this trip. I’m going to plug in my iPhone and I’ll DJ the next few hours. I’m going to play some classics and some new music. The perfect road trip playlist. 10:55 a.m. I hope everyone enjoyed my playing of “Wrecking Ball” five times in a row. 10:56 a.m. I CAME IN LIKE A WRECKING BALLLLLLLLLLLLLL. 11:15 a.m. iPhone is at 20 percent battery. Perfect. Probably from the millions of times I checked Twitter, my email, Facebook, Soundcloud, Klout, LinkedIn, Podcast app and iMessage. Whoops. It’s not like I need it or anything. 11:15 a.m. I’m also running Google Maps because I’m navigating. (Note: I’m not using Apple Maps because I didn’t want us to die.) 12:00 p.m. Guess it’s my turn to drive. As long as one other person in the car is awake and talking to me, this shouldn’t be too bad. 12:15 p.m. And… they’re all asleep. Brilliant. 12:30 p.m. I wonder what’s on the radio in Indiana. So, it’s mostly right-wing nonsense, country music and predictions for NASCAR races. No wonder the Indianapolis Colts are in the
AFC South. 12:45 p.m. Hey look—it’s Gary, Indiana. The Flint, Michigan of the Midwest. No, that doesn’t make sense. Ummmmm… Gary and Flint are two terrible cities and they both have names of people as their city names. COINCIDENCE!?! I think not. 1:00 p.m. We stopped in West Lafayette for lunch. The good: Purdue’s frat houses look like mansions. The bad: almost everything else. Especially given the fact that this was their gameday against Northern Illinois. Place was dead as dicks. 2:30 p.m. Bought Double Bubble Bubble Gum, Diet Mountain Dew, and a scratchoff lottery ticket. Yup, definitely on a road trip. 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. EST) Ohio has the most boring entrance sign. It’s just an arch that says “Ohio: Land of Discovery.” Boooooo. 6:00 p.m. Oh god we finally made it and just two hours before the game. I would
like to thank my large bladder for never giving in, XM radio for letting me not listen to shitty Indiana radio for four hours and Double Bubble for losing its flavor after just a minute. 6:01 p.m. Oh fuck, we have to do this again tomorrow morning. Ever been killed by Apple Maps? Tell Michael by emailing email@example.com.
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Cardinal Quiz: How well do you October? Rachel schulze rache jam
ctober has arrived, folks, and that means fall has… fallen? Anyhow, the new season is here to stay. Autumn, with its cooler weather, brings about a change in your lifestyle that can sneak up on you if you’re not ready for the adjustment. Use this quiz to determine how prepared you are for fall.
1. How do you feel about the proliferation of pumpkin products that happens around this time of year?
A) Bring on the pumpkin pie dipped in a pumpkin latte topped with pumpkin Pringles smothered in straight pumpkin. B) I’ll eat some pumpkin bread here and there. C) Pumpkin makes me ill.
2. But seriously, would you eat pumpkin Pringles? A) …Yes.
Stop by aifDaily Cardinal B) Maybe I was drunk. C) …No. recruitment meeting 3. How do you fare in a Friday,forest/corn Sept. 13 maze? & 27 haunted A) I actually drive 4 thep.m. wagon at Schuster’s farm. B) Fine, I 2195 guess?Vilas Hall. C) I would get lost and die.
4. Hypothetical scenario: You leave your place of residence at 9 a.m., and the outside temperature is 12 degrees. By noon it will be 50 degrees and by the time you leave work at 4 p.m., it will be 85 degrees. How will you dress?
A) Layers. Tank top under T-shirt under T-shirt under long-sleeved shirt under sweater under parka. Duh. B) Throw on lots of clothes and hope for the best. C) This seems meteorologically impossible.
5. How do you respond to the peer pressure to buy sweaters?
A) You can’t own enough sweaters! B) I don’t really care one way or the other. C) Sweaters are like wearing a giant mad-itchy sock. Haven’t we invented better clothing that isn’t made from a sheep?
6. Do you know what you are going to be for Halloween?
A) Both nights are all planned. I’m one trip to Ragstock away from being done with sewing my thirdfavorite backup costume. B) Maybe one of the Mario Brothers? C) I’m probably just going to wear a box.
7. What are your thoughts on candy corn?
A) Mmm, mmm! B) I wouldn’t buy it, but it’s OK, I guess. C) Ratchet.
8. When is Thanksgiving?
A) The fourth Thursday in November. B) Around the end of November? C) Turkey.
9. Will you be participating in homecoming events?
A) Duh! B) I have a friend in the band, so I might check out the parade. C) That’s a thing?
10. What does your midterm schedule look like?
A) My midterms are spaced out this semester. B) I have a rough week or two. C) TESTS. EVERYWHERE. ALL THE TIME. ALWAYS.
12. Hypothetical scenario: If you were asked to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner right now, how would you react?
A) I’d (cranberry) relish in the chance to prepare a festive feast! B) I’d maybe buy a premade pie. C) You crazy.
13. How do you feel about those earthy fall colors?
A) Their natural beauty is
magical! B) They’re pretty. C) They look like death.
Determine your score using this formula: Give yourself three points for every “A” you answered, one point for every “B” you answered and zero points for every “C.” Add all of the points together.
0-11: Fall Failure
It looks like you have some work to do to prepare for the fall. Consider perusing Pinterest and/or your local Walgreens coupon book to pick up some festive feelings. Instead of wallowing in sorrow, try rolling in some leaves!
12-20: Lukewarm October Day
While you’re still getting warmed up on the cooler time of year, you should be fine this fall. Sure, you’re lacking a little in the sweater department, but I bet you can carve a mean jack-o-lantern.
21 and above: Autumn AllStar
Congratulations! You are a fall fanatic. It’s impressive that you’re capable of eating some fall dishes, like candy corn, but maybe dial it back with the pumpkin products. Are you a fall failure or an autumn all-star? Share you results with Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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University releases annual security, fire safety report The university released an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report as a part of “increased communications efforts” between the University of WisconsinMadison and students about campus safety, according to a university news release. The report was released in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires universities to
disclose information about severe crimes that occur on and around their respective campuses, and includes information about fire safety, crime rates and campus services, according to the release. Dean of Students Lori Berquam also sent an email to university students directing them to the report. The report said 122 sexual assaults occurred in the area
in 2012, 24 of which happened on campus. According to the report, liquorrelated arrests have remained around 620 annually, while drugrelated arrests have increased from 53 in 2010 to 72 in 2012. Berquam said in the release that recent crimes are “consistent with past years” and that safety is a “top priority” for the university.
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Dr. William Kelso provided a computer-generated image of the skull of a 14-year-old girl he found at a Jamestown dig site.
Archaeologist discusses discovery of cannibalism in historic Jamestown colony By Bri Maas THE DAILY CARDINAL
Dr. William Kelso revealed “the buried truth” at the historic Jamestown, Virginia settlement at a lecture at the Wisconsin Historical Society Tuesday. His lecture, “Jamestown: The Buried Truth” outlined Kelso’s discovery of cannibalism in the Jamestown colony.
“I had always thought with Jamestown that some things just didn’t quite add up.”
Dr. William Kelso archaeologist Jamestown, Virgina
Kelso, the current director of research interpretation for the Preservation Virginia Jamestown Rediscovery Project, described the fort as a time capsule of colonial life, because unlike most of the original colonies, Jamestown hasn’t grown into a large city, so its artifacts are easier to find and are preserved well. To date, approximately 1.7 million artifacts have been recovered from the site, including armor, coins, pottery and a piece of slate with drawings of people in the colony, according to Kelso. While exploring an abandoned cellar, Kelso said his team found hundreds of small animal bones, such as rats,
snakes and dogs. Under ideal conditions the colonists would have never eaten rodents, but they did so in desperation to avoid starving to death. Kelso said the strangest discovery made in the Jamestown excavation site completely reshaped the current idea of colonial life. Among the animal bones, Kelso said he discovered the human skull of a 14-year-old girl that had over 50 cuts, suggesting the removal of all soft tissue, and post-mortem chop marks that were made to crack the skull and remove the brain. “I had always thought with Jamestown that some of the things just didn’t quite add up. In the back of my mind I thought maybe someday some archaeologist might look at it,” said Kelso. The discovery of the girl’s skull was the first evidence of cannibalism in the colonial period, Kelso said. He never took claims of cannibalism seriously because he thought the claims followed an agenda to dramatize the poor treatment of the colonists by the British government. Kelso said the important discovery answered a question that had always irked him: How did the Jamestown colony succeed, when so many others failed? Kelso said he thinks if Jamestown had not resorted to cannibalism, the colony would have failed and the British government would have lost interest in colonizing North America, therefore completely changing the course of American history.
peta from page 1 to investigations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health, both of which found no major violations. OLAW investigated each of PETA’s allegations and found no significant issues existed. But, it recommended a number of changes to improve the university’s procedures, including better control of infection in the environment and improved cleaning methods around surgical areas. Invasive surgeries on the cats involved in the research were suspended for six months during the investigation, but were re-instated after the university implemented OLAW’s recommendations. PETA spokesperson Justin Goodman said while the group is “happy” the NIH recommended improvements to the experiment, it will not stop
budget from page 1 assurance from the Madison police chief the $65,000 will allow for full staffing of policemen to ensure safety downtown on weekend nights. In addition to these provisions, Soglin said he proposed part of the “modest excess” of city reserves to fund initiatives that will research ways to improve the
pursuing the issue until the experiment is terminated. “Compelling the NIH to take this drastic action is progress, but our work there will not be done until that laboratory is empty,” Goodman said. UW-Madison also released a statement about the investigation Monday, which stated PETA’s allegations were found to be “baseless.” “The conclusions cited in the OLAW report reflect our view that the animals in the study are in excellent health, are well treated and cared for, and used to further important research in an appropriate and humane manner,” Dan Uhlrich, associate vice chancellor for research policy, said in the statement. The suspension on invasive surgeries was lifted and the experiment will continue as planned, Research Animal Resource Center Director Eric Sandgren said.
results of nonprofit, community outreach organizations, as well as provide additional funding to ensure everyone has voting accessibility in future city elections. Various city committees, including Board of Estimates and the city Council, will negotiate the terms of both the capital and operating budgets before voting on them the first week in November.
UW System campuses begin transfer from WiscNet to new data network UW System campuses will begin a transition from the nonprofit WiscNet to a new internally run data network that is set to be completed by Jan. 31, 2015, UW-System officials announced Tuesday. The research and education data network affects how the university system connects to the Internet. Changes will be instituted over the next 14 to 18 months, according to a statement released by the UW System. UW-Madison spokesperson David Giroux said students should not be affected by the change.
The new network will cost the UW System $33 million over the next five years, the statement said. This is a $13 million increase over what the network would have been expected to cost with WiscNet. The state Legislature approved a mandate in the 2011’13 budget that forced the system to discontinue its collaboration with WiscNet. Although some officials were opposed to increasing network costs, officials such as Assembly Speaker Robin Vos hailed the move as a win for free enterprise in a June 28 statement.
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Madison’s city Council decided Tuesday not to rule in a dispute between two potential future owners of the Orpheum concerning the property’s outstanding debts.
council from page 1 incur the debts. “This is truly a Solomon’s choice,” Verveer said, praising both of the family’s “virtues.”
“How blessed we are to have two really caring, committed, longtime Madisonian families wanting to ensure the heritage of Madison,” he said.
Student official discusses need for community review of police investigations By Tamar Myers THE DAILY CARDINAL
Dane County Board Supervisor Leland Pan told a student government committee Tuesday he plans to begin a grassroots campaign to give community members oversight over police cases. In a presentation to University Affairs Committee, Pan, who is also a University of WisconsinMadison student, said only other people within the police department make decisions about officers who are under investigation. He gave the example of Paul Heenan, an unarmed Madison resident who was shot by a police officer in November 2012. The officer was later internally determined to be innocent.
“Since the police serve the community ... the police should be held responsible to the community.” Leland Pan Supervisor Dane County Board
Pan said he would like to create an independent board that would have oversight over police cases. “Since the police serve the community … the police should be held responsible to the community,” Pan said. Pan also said he is beginning efforts to examine whether “people of color” are racially profiled by Dane County and Madison police, as he believes it could be a contributing factor in racial disparities such as the disproportionate number of black men who go through the criminal justice system. “There is a sense among a lot of … people of color that there is profiling, but there is no hard evidence one way or another,” Pan said. Also at the meeting, Student Council Secretary Carissa Szlosek updated committee members on safety measures, such as a shuttle leaving from College Library between 1 and 6 a.m., which could start a trial period as early as this semester. Committee members also discussed plans to hold a kickoff week for Sexual Assault Awareness month in November. Proposed events include a women’s summit and an art exhibition.
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By Brita Larson The Daily Cardinal
Imagine an underwater army of crustaceous lumberjacks chopping down the kelp forests on the floor bed of lakes with their large pincers. This isn’t something out of a sciencefiction movie. This is how the Rusty Crayfish, an invasive species from Ohio River Basin, essentially deforested Sparkling Lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin. They were so abundant that if you sat on the shore, you could see them scuttling around the shallows. About four years ago, a multi-year initiative to rid Sparkling Lake of the Rusty Crayfish proved successful, and today the lake has bounced back. I met with Gretchen Hansen, a postdoctoral researcher and leader of the project, at Memorial Union. We sat on a bench next to the lake; it was fitting that the Center for Limnology, where Gretchen spent a part of her undergraduate research and a large part of her graduate research, sat just a few feet away.
Hansen started her research on the crayfish at the Center for Limnology when she was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time as a Ph.D. student, Hansen returned to crayfish research in 2008. Sparkling Lake, the location of the research, is one of seven lakes under a long term monitoring system. In 2001, researchers decided it was time to rid the lake of the Rusty Crayfish. By chopping down the fauna on the bottom of the lake, the crayfish removed locations for smaller fish to hide from predators. The crayfish also contributed to the steep decline in native aquatic insects and fish. The research team removed the Rusty Crayfish with a twopronged approach. The first part, and also the least glamorous, involved trapping the crayfish using metal funnels with beef liver bait. According to Hansen they used “anything sticky and gross” to catch the crayfish. At
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the beginning of the summer, a typical haul was thousands of crayfish per day. By the end of the summer, they emptied the traps infrequently and only hauled in about 30 a day. I naturally wondered what they did with the crayfish after they caught them. The answer? They had crayfish boils. Hansen recalled the crayfish being delicious and tasting like lobster. In the second segment of their project, the researchers changed fishing regulations so there would be less removal of predator fish like small-mouth bass. It appears humans and small-mouth bass have something in common: They both enjoy a good crayfish. “The hardest part of the job is working on a whole lake that has so many components and making a cohesive story,” Hansen said. Hansen’s team initially hypothesized that if they removed the crayfish, they would see an increase in the insect population. However, no increase was observed.
As you know, most of the paper we use is made by chopping up a tree into small chips and treating those chips with chemicals to break them down into pulp. An unfortunate side effect of the pulping process is that it leaves the paper slightly acidic. This, combined with exposure to light and oxygen, causes long polymers like cellulose and lignin (they give wood cells their structure) to breakdown and oxidize resulting in a paper that darkens and yellows over time. Dear Mr. Scientist, How do sea monkeys work? When you buy them they’re all dried up, but when you add them to water they come to life. —Sarah L. When you buy sea monkeys, which, despite their name, are not primates but brine shrimp, you are buying eggs in a state of suspended animation called diapause. In the wild, the lakes and ponds that brine shrimp live in often dry up and disappear in the summer, but by producing eggs this way their young are able to survive until their watery homes reappear. Diapause isn’t unique to brine shrimp either. Most insects and many types of fish also go into this dormant state to survive adverse environmental conditions.
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The best hypothesis they came up with to reason the stagnant insect population was that fish began to insect larvae instead of crayfish. Hansen looked chagrined as she said this but she explained how science and research is unpredictable and if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be interesting. Hansen currently works for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She said invasive species continue to be a problem in Wisconsin and around the nation, and she doesn’t foresee that changing anytime soon. But every cloud has a silver lining. Most invasive species establish slowly or have very little effect, like sparrows. Unfortunately, the ones that do establish wreak havoc on their ecosystem of choice.
Hansen explained prevention and education are far easier than post-arrival removal of invasive species. It is impossible for the government to watch every boat that goes into the water and therefore, people must be educated to do the safe -guarding themselves. Today, Sparkling Lake is still sparkling but with significantly fewer crayfish. “The residents really noticed a difference as their kids aren’t afraid to swim in the lake anymore,” Hansen said. Although the insect population hasn’t increased, there is a trade-off: The numbers of other native fish species, like the pumpkinseed gill, have bounced back from nearly zero. Will the crayfish army make a comeback in Sparkling Lake in the near future? Nobody knows but they have been held at bay so far.
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Wisconsin Science Festival pushes understanding of science and art By Nambirajan Rangarajan The Daily Cardinal
Dear Mr. Scientist, What causes things like old newspapers and books to become yellow over time? —Jon C.
The Madison chapter of this year’s Wisconsin Science Festival stoked the collective curiosities of students and townsfolk towards modern science and art last week. The four-day science carnival presented exhibits on a variety of topics ranging from chemistry to optics, outer space and cell biology. Enthusiastic kids stared intently at the perfectly symmetric chemistry models at the festival, which explained how atoms are arranged in carbon nanotubes. “Nanotubes are really small cylinders of carbon that are about 10 nm wide. To put things in perspective, if every human being was 1 nm in size, the world’s population could fit into a Hot Wheels car,” said Ben Taylor, Assistant Director of Education at the University of Wi s c o n s i n-Mad i s o n Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. Taylor and other volunteers at the ”Exploring the Nanoworld” station assisted visitors in building a giant twenty-foot model of a carbon nanotube out of gray balloons. A few exhibits away, ophthalmologists explained and demonstrated the eye’s blind spot, a part in the eye’s field of vision that is not perceived, using a bovine model. “The incredible ‘surface of water’ exhibit was undoubtedly a big hit among kids, who got the opportunity to stand inside a giant soap bubble – a fun, interactive way of demonstrating the surface forces responsible for water’s properties,” Taylor said. The festival also witnessed a number of events that bridged the gap between science and arts.
Late Friday evening, artist Vivian Torrence and playwright, poet and Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann spoke about their collaborative project “Chemistry Imagined”, that presents a unique dichotomy between creative art and the spirit of science. Torrence’s collages, many of which contained figures inspired by alchemy, are suitably enunciated by Hoffmann’s writings, and the final product resembles the emblem books of 16th and 17th century Europe. On being quizzed about his approach to this project, Hoffmann said, “I think I made an attempt to under-
stand Vivian’s thought process behind her collages. But I would also allow my own mind to interpret what I saw, and that did influence my writings.” Hoffmann also chaired a reading of his latest play, “Should’ve,” that discusses the social responsibility of scientists and artists through the fictional character of Friedrich Wertheim, a German born chemist who commits suicide, blaming himself for providing a neurotoxin to terrorists. The festival is organized every year by UW-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the Morgridge Institute for Research.
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A young scientist stands captivated and captured by a large soap bubble at the Surface of Water exhibit presented at the Wisconsin Science Festival hosted in Madison last week.
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One slice of literature a la mode please Sean Reichard “quip quo pro”
ood and drink, as a device or function in literature, finds its way into a surprising number of literary works. It’s something you may not have noticed, unless it’s some important emblem, like the gruel in “Oliver Twist.” Another famous instance of food and drink in literature comes from Proust. I’m speaking, of course, of the madeleines and tea episode from “Swann’s Way.” Just think of it: One snack, one afternoon treat provides the rationale for the whole story. It is the key that winds everything up. An analogous motif is used in Saul Bellow’s “Humboldt’s Gift.” Here, it’s not madeleines and tea, but pickled herring and whisky (yum) that Charlie Citrine eats as he reads the newspaper, which divulges the obituary of his dear friend. In a sense, that dish starts the plot of the novel, but it’s not the exact mechanism that winds up the narrator to rumination; the
intermingling of salt and smoke in Citrine’s snack, though, is indelibly redolent of rumination. You know what else reeks of rumination? A gorgonzola sandwich and a glass of burgundy. Yes, Leopold Bloom’s repast in “Ulysses” is probably another one of the most famous, or most emblematic, presentations of food and drink in a work of literature. Over that meal, he sits in Davy Byrne’s Pub, thinking of his wife. And, while it isn’t the meal that sets off Bloom’s reminiscences— I know, for all you sticklers of detail, that it was, in this chapter, the copulating flies who get him off to thinking—its presence is still concomitant to the experience. Poldy Odessy, flushed with moldwhey, on a wine-dark odyssey. Yet, while every example of food or drink I’ve provided has been presented as a motif of rumination, it can be comic too. The banana section at the beginning of “Gravity’s Rainbow” is a light moment in a otherwise interminable tome. Lord knows banana pancakes sound really good, even if you aren’t being shelled. In “Cannery Row” by John Steinbeck, one of the main characters, Doc, weighs a weighty prop-
osition: Would a beer milkshake taste good? He vacillates between curiosity and disgust before just going for it. He concludes that it tastes like a milkshake someone poured full of beer. There are also elements of hope in literary food and drink too. The moment I still remember best (or most favorably) from “On The Road” is when Sal Paradise rolls into a diner towards the very beginning of the book and ebulliently eats a slice of pie a la mode. He hasn’t been defeated or dissuaded yet; that piece of pie is a profession of faith at the beginning of his pilgrimage. And that piece of pie is, in some ways, the best moment of the book. Certainly it is one of Sal Paradise’s best moments, in a book of disillusionment and deterioration. Food and drink is a succor for hope. There is a reason Shakespeare called it, “the milk of human kindness” in “Macbeth.” The last scene of “The Grapes of Wrath” is poignant (or maudlin, depending on your sensibilities) in the way Rose of Sharon Joad breastfeeds a starving man after her own baby was born stillborn. Poignancy! Poignancy thrives off food as well. Haruki Murakami’s
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“The Year of Spaghetti” is a great paean to spaghetti, king of cheap eats and ration of the roving bachelor(ette). But it’s also a reflection of the narrator’s own loneliness—the poignancy comes from the spaghetti, which keeps him alive and marks his condition. But, after all these facets, we should come back to one that bears careful thought: the gruel from “Oliver Twist.” One doesn’t think of gruel as nourishing—it certainly doesn’t carry the rhetorical flourish of madeleines and tea, or herring and whisky, or even beer milkshakes. But gruel, too, is emblematic of food’s representative power in literature. Gruel in “Oliver Twist” is an abject simulacrum of a poor
lot. “Les Miserables” started with the theft of a loaf of bread. What is food? What is drink? Are they bodily embellishment? Are they life force? Are they a symbol of class distinction? Are they pleasure? Are they necessity? Are they appeasements of hunger or enablers of it? The answer to those questions depend much to who is asking them, and who rises to answer them. But food and drink, in their presence or absence, in their characteristics, in a literary work may prove to be potent portions of that work. They should at least be noted. Any recipes you want to share with Sean? Shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanni El Khatib rocks garages and the High Noon alike By Michael Frett The Daily Cardinal
Garage rock. Before Monday night, these words meant nothing more to me than how Wikipedia described the Black Keys. Sure, I have every White Stripes album and sure, I listen to MC5 and the Stooges. But I never really looked into what these words truly meant. Last night, when Hanni El Khatib and company rocked the High Noon Saloon, all that changed. The show kicked off with local garage-heroes The Hussy. Sounding like something out of the ’80s hardcore scene, they’re definitely an act worth checking out. The same couldn’t be said about the following act—Bass Drum of Death. As a fan of both their records, I have to say they
weren’t the most exciting thing to watch on stage. It almost felt as though they didn’t really want to be there at the High Noon, which was disappointing. It wasn’t until the second half of their set that they really shined (2011’s “Get Found” came as a hell of a closer). Then there was Hanni El Khatib. I had first heard of the Los Angeles rocker through a friend, who described him as “kind of like the Black Keys.” Well, that might make sense, since his last album was produced by the Black Keys’ guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach. But don’t let that cloud your judgement—El Khatib is definitely a considerable act in his own right. El Khatib and his band came out guitars drawn and immedi-
ately began playing their way through much of his new album, Head in the Dirt. Blues licks and power chords rang through the High Noon during the first half of their set that included a kickass version of “Build. Destroy. Rebuild.” and a cover of The Cramps’ “Human Fly” that sounded like something that’d come from a punk-fan’s first garage act, but was so tight and well done that it deserved to be heard by everyone. “You Rascal You,” arguably El Khatib’s most famous song, followed. A blues infused romp, it played out how one would imagine that impossible Jack White/Black Keys collaboration would—absolutely great. As the feedback hummed, El Khatib turned to talk to the crowd
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‘Pure Heroine’ is a display of young talent
Pure Heroine Lorde
By Cameron Graff The Daily Cardinal
When her debut single, “Royals,” starts to play, Lorde’s vocals sound like a misanthropic pop star, upset with the lyrical make-up of her fellow singers. However, finding out Lorde is a 17-year-old New Zealand teenager without a major record contract may be a bit of a shock. Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine, was released on Monday. What’s most surprising about this newcomer’s rise to fame is her humble arrival. At 17, her first single
has topped the Billboard 100 chart. Beating out the likes of Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, Lorde’s rise has been well noted from fellow artists to music critics. However at every turn, especially when “Royals” hit the top spot on the iTunes charts, she was grateful, not boastful, taking to Twitter to thank those who have found her music. On first listen to Pure Heroine, Lorde sounds beyond her years, like an established singer trying to find new direction for her work. Lorde blends smooth pop melodies seamlessly with up and down tempo electronic beats. The album on a whole is a reserved symphony of teen angst to which anyone who has been a teenager in the last few decades can relate. While “Royals” is a definite stand out and excellent first single, her two follow up singles, “Tennis Court” and “Team,” both show a different side of the album. Lorde’s lay-
ered vocal track on “Team’s” chorus, along with “Tennis Court’s” hip-hop vocal tempo and rhythm, highlight her versatility, penning songs that are catchy but never monotonous. Even the call and response make up of “Ribs,” the album’s fourth track, brings a sense of an ethereal choir, instead of the usual drone of the most repetitive corners of pop. Lorde’s arrival brings out the inevitable comparison to current female singers. When “Royals” was first released, many started throwing around an amalgamation of two or three alternative or pop sirens, the likes of Fiona Apple, Florence Welch and Adele. It’s hard for up and coming female singers to escape the pigeon holing of their talent, but as Lorde rises, and discovers more about the music world, it will be interesting to see where she goes next.
while some technical issues were worked out behind him. A man of few words, he thanked us all for “coming out on a Monday” and joked about the banner behind him that the guitar tech had knocked over—“Doesn’t that look great?” Once the guitar tech made his way off the stage, they kicked off into the more light-hearted “Penny,” a highlight off of Head in the Dirt. More from his new album followed. The headbanger “Pay No Mind” and “Save Me”— which kind of sounded like a dirty version of The Hollies—definitely stood out, as did the setcloser, “Family,” a biker-gang’s punk song. As the band walked off stage, the cheers of the maybe 30 person crowd beckoned El
Khatib on for one more. Taking the stage alone, he began finger picking the chords to “House on Fire,” the final track on Head in the Dirt. Starting out slow, the song built up into a huge rocker as the rest of the band joined El Khatib on stage. As the final power chord came down, I was left awestruck. It was far from a perfect concert, but the roar of the amplifiers instilled in me a newfound love for the bands of kids who—with nothing more than a cheap guitar—spent their days in their dad’s garage, playing old punk covers through dirty amplifiers with dreams of one day sharing their love of music with the masses. And that is the definition of garage rock.
opinion Letter: Don’t pay players l
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
david magee letter to the editor As Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez sits at his desk, he looks down into his morning coffee to see if they’re still there. Sure enough, the ripples on the surface aren’t going away; in fact, they’re getting bigger. Something big is coming and it can’t be good. Mr. Alvarez isn’t alone. All but a handful of his NCAA Division I cohorts are having similar moments. Those who aren’t well, they’re not paying attention. The threat is no small threat, but a growing movement to mandate that big-time college football and men’s basketball programs pay hefty salaries to scholarship players. Should this come to pass, Wisconsin will find itself on the bottom floor of a twotiered caste system with no means of improving its lot. “What’s wrong with a top football player receiving an extra $50,000 a year,” asked Pulitzer Prize winning author Taylor Branch at a UNC-sponsored panel discussion. Branch has been a central figure and movement crusader since publishing “The Shame of College Sports” (The Atlantic) in 2011. Using figures compiled on 225 public universities by USA Today, only 22 athletic departments generate enough revenue to cover their expenditures without extra help. Wisconsin is not among them. Of these, only 14 could afford to pay the kind of extra money Mr. Branch suggests, roughly $7 million per year. Given that tuition costs continue to grow at an astounding 8 percent year-over-year clip (while median family income shrinks), it would be unconscionable to force students to pony up the difference. That leaves two options: additional state subsidies or bigger athletic booster contributions. Otherwise, Wisconsin would have no choice but to accept its lot and settle into its new basement digs. As it currently stands, Wisconsin can and does find ways to woo top talent. But give one class of competitor the ability to sweeten the pie with
monthly paychecks and no recruit will settle for a Badger jersey until he’s exhausted every option to play for pay. The chasm between paying and non-paying schools will be deep, wide and impossible to cross. Any aspiration of building a program and competing at the highest levels will be a quaint relic of the past. Along with the impact on Wisconsin athletics, there is a bigger question: Is professionalization the right thing to do? After all, Mr. Branch and New York Times columnist Joe Nocera among others have likened the current system to plantation-era slavery. Slavery? Perhaps they haven’t seen the lavish facilities created for athletes who play for the bigtime programs—not exactly slave quarters. And last I checked, college athletes—black, white and otherwise—are free to pack their bags and call it quits anytime they choose. That wasn’t an option back on the plantation. Bottom line, the provocative reference is shamelessly absurd and while it may unnerve some would-be dissenters, it should offend the senses of every African American who hears it. Ironically, professionalizing the big-time programs could actually result in fewer scholarship opportunities for minority players. There’s no denying that administrations are routinely asked to lower academic standards in order to admit desired recruits. Make no mistake, this draws the ire of administrators, professors and more than a few alumni and students. But whatever you think of the practice, it’s given many athletes entrance into institutions they could never otherwise have attended. In a two-caste system, this practice will likely come under greater scrutiny at non-paying schools. With fewer television dollars at stake for motivation, it could well come to a screeching halt. Meanwhile, among paying programs, academic expectations will diminish—if not disappear—as athletes morph into full-time W-2
employees and part-time (at most) students. “Once players become university employees,” argues Richard Southall, Director of The College Sport Research Institute, “they shouldn’t even be required to be students.” All this raises an important question: How will fans respond? They’re the wildcard. No one can say for sure whether fans will derive the same satisfaction following an NFL-lite team with little more than a licensing relationship with the university. If not, we’ll have killed the goose that laid the golden egg, in which case everyone loses. For those who think this could never happen, think again. The movement has numerous highprofile supporters with substantial followings, and they’re having an impact. The cover story on the September 26th issue of Time magazine (“It’s Time to Pay College Athletes”) confirms it. The discussion is no longer confined to esoteric circles. It’s gone mainstream. Movement crusaders—like Branch, Nocera and even famed sportscaster Frank Deford frequently claim that professialization will solve all manner of ills— from sports agent indiscretions to NCAA overreaching. Which brings me back to our panel discussion at UNC. If I didn’t know better, I would have sworn Mr. Branch was channeling Keyrock. You remember: the silver-tongued “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” from Saturday Night Live who bamboozled his juries into paying big sums. “Your lucrative television deals, complicated NCAA rules, and arbitrary procedures frighten and confuse me,” I could almost hear him say before delivering his signature close. “But there’s one thing I do know: These big time college athletes deserve big-time money.”There’s too much at stake here to be bamboozled. Even so, the ripples in Mr. Alvarez’s coffee just got bigger. David is a writer, entrepreneur and former college football player living in Chapel Hill, NC. Please send all feedback to opinion@dailycardinal. com.
Just give me some beer jonah sutherland opinion contributor It’s time the legal drinking age should be changed. I mean, come on, weed is almost legal! Yet, we still have to be 21 years of age to purchase and consume alcohol? Being of the tender age of 19 and having a late spring birthday I have quite a bit of time to wait before I can legally purchase and consume alcohol. I will admit I had a fake but now that I recently have gotten it confiscated and do not want to go through the trouble of purchasing a new one, it’s time I write this article. First off , why is the age to legally consume and purchase alcohol 21? As some people know, it goes back to Mothers Against Drunk Driving as a driving force for changing the law from 18 to 21. What some do not know is that the federal government forcefully shoved it down each state’s throat with the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. The Feds basically said, “make your minimum age 21 or you lose up to 10 percent of your federal highway funding.” Obviously all states complied with that one pretty quickly. Oddly enough, the law only prohibits purchase and possession and not consumption, but all states as of 1995 including Wisco have passed legislation prohibiting consumption, purchase and possession (damnit). Next, what should that age be if we were to change it? Most people say right away change it back to 18! Eh, hold up a second. Yes, you are technically an adult at 18, but I can understand the resistance to having high school students getting drunk before or during school and then driving. So then what about 19? Seems like the next logical option right? It does, but the more I have been thinking about the age question, the more I realize how little age has to do with maturity to a certain extent. I know plenty of 18 year olds who are far more mature then people five or more years their elder. That is why in my opinion, let’s scrap the idea of having it based on age. Instead you go off of merit and achievement. I think
you should be legally allowed to consume, purchase and possess alcohol based on the completion of high school or a comparable secondary education. If a high school decides you are educated enough to become an adult and possibly enter the work force, are you not educated and mature enough to drink a beer? I would hope so. Some possible benefits I think of making this change are more responsibly drinking young adults. Freshmen do not need to pound eight shots any more than they need to black out in the middle of Broom Street when they are trying to find some party on Mifflin. Not saying this still won’t happen, but such a deterrence is worth a try! Now, how to police this and limit drunk driving? Everyone is going to carry their high school diplomas around with them now are they? I don’t even know where mine is. Possibly a sticker that is on your driver’s license similar to an organ donor sticker? An additional identification? For limiting drunk driving you can always make the penalties stiffer for offenders as well. Add a mandatory alcohol safety class in high school? I don’t know. All I know is I am pissed I can’t drink a damn beer (legally) because I am damn sure I am mature enough. Wanna crack open a beer and tell Jonah what you think about this topic? Please send all feedback to opinion@ dailycardinal.com.
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In order to manifest world peace, Japan must shift attitude when remembering historic events Andrew park opinion columnist On June 8th, 1954, a beautiful Japanese traditional bell was presented to the United Nations New York headquarters by the United Nations Associations of Japan in the name of People of Nippon. They named the bell for “absolute world peace.” However, there would be no use of tolling such a beautiful bell every year if Japan distances itself from the others. It has been approximately 68 years since the end of WWII and Japan is trying to go back to its “old glorious days” while Germany is walking the path of endless apologies and self-retrospection. In December 1970, a chancellor of West Germany, Willy Brandt, knelt down in the rain at the monument to victims of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in front of myriad numbers of Polish people. Greatly impressed by Brandt’s action, prime minister of Poland at that
time hugged Brandt when he was seeing Brandt off at the airport and people of Poland, who furiously criticized Brandt’s visit, kept quiet. This is a very famous anecdote that describes Germany’s attitude toward its shameful past. In January of this year, Angela Merkel, prime minister of Germany, said that “Adolf Hitler’s rise to power 80 years ago should go on reminding Germans that democracy and freedom cannot be taken for granted.” On the contrary, in April this year at the national ceremony, Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, showed up in a military uniform with a helmet on and mounted a tank shouting out that he will have Japan’s health recovered. Japan’s current foreign policy is very controversial among the Asian nations. We are not only talking about “big controversies,” like a possible military conflict with China at the islands Senkaku or Diaoyudao, but also about “small controversies” such as usage of the “Rising Sun Flag.” The flag was
used by Japan since 1870 as an official military flag especially before and during the Pacific War. It is commonly perceived as a symbol of Japanese militarism and its cruel violence by China, Korea and other Asian countries who suffered from Japanese militarism. Hakenkreuz, a symbolic flag of Nazi Germany, and the Rising Sun Flag are both registered on Wikipedia as War Criminal Flags. While Germany strictly banned HakenKreuz, Japan proudly uses the Rising Sun Flag for self-defense forces and other various occasions. And this even goes further. Japanese newspaper, Sankei news, nervously reacted to China and Korea’s concern for usage of the flag: “It is very rude to treat the Rising Sun Flag as the same as HakenKreuzi” But it’s Japan that is very rude to the countries who suffered under that exact same flag. Now, it is time to talk about one of the “big controversies.” After a defeat by Allies in WWII, Japan has been constitutionally prohibited
from using military force or waging a war against other countries. This is why they have self-defense forces instead of an army and navy; however, the current government of Abe is trying to modulate this by coming up with military plans of developing Marine Corps that has very same capability from that of U.S. Marine Corps. Although Japanese government’s official representative mentioned that this is going to be a precautionary method for a possible armed conflict with China, China’s Foreign Ministry replied to such reference very uncomfortably saying, “Japan is over-exaggerating the antagonistic relationship between two countries and using it as an excuse to modulate its military policy.” Marine Corps is a type of military force that specializes very specifically on offense-oriented operations on the seashore. Furthermore, if they really acquire the formidable capability that stacks up to U.S. Marine Corps, this is going to be an extreme threat to surrounding nations.
Comparing two different ways of remembering the past, Japan and Germany disagree on the method. Germany tries its best to remember, study and teach its youths about their shameful past while expressing their deepest sympathies to those who suffered from the tragedy. Contrastingly, Japan refuses to apologize to “Comfort Women,” proudly hangs the Rising Sun Flag everywhere and teaches the distorted history to its youths. Gratitude and Nobel Peace Prize was given to Willy Brandt only because he acknowledged the past. People of China and Korea are not asking Abe to come to their country’s monument park and kneel down apologizing to those who passed away, rather simply a change in attitude to manifest the peace suggested by the beautiful bell. This is Andrew’s first column. What do you think about the different ways of remembering the past? Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
Even the robots? Curiosity, the robot rover on Mars, has been put in protective mode and will not collect any new data during U.S. government shutdown.
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Badgers’ bye week: Rest and reflection By Samuel Karp The Daily Cardinal
Following a disappointing loss to No. 4 Ohio State (1-0 Big Ten, 5-0 overall), the Wisconsin Badgers (1-1, 3-2) are looking forward to a week off to both heal their bodies and sharpen up their play. UW fell on the road in dramatic fashion for the second time this season. Once again costly mistakes lead to the Badgers falling short of victory. The team could not overcome the false starts, illegal formations, and missed opportunities on defense. No moment was bigger than at the end of the first half. With Ohio St. leading 17-14 and driving the ball down the field, freshman cornerback Sojourn Shelton had an opportunity to have an interception and help the Badgers go into halftime down only three. Unfortunately for the Badgers, Shelton dropped the interception and the Buckeyes scored on the next play, going into the half up 24-14. This play has not fallen lightly on Shelton. “I want to clean up any mistakes I made in terms of alignment or ball skills. I want to improve on everything, so I know I’ll come through with those plays in tight situations” Shelton said. The Badgers could not find a way to catch up with the Buckeyes, ultimately falling 31-24.
Some positives did come out of the loss as the passing game looked better than it has all season. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Joel Stave threw for 295 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. As Badger nation has come accustomed to seeing, redshirt senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis had another standout performance, racking up 10 receptions for 207 yards and one touchdown. Abbrederis undoubtedly took his matchup with junior allamerican cornerback Bradley Roby as a challenge. “I mean anytime you get to go against somebody with that talent you want to have a good game ... obviously going against a corner like that you have to have a little extra urgency to be at the highest level,” Abbrederis said. Stave is hoping to use this bye week to both reflect on the games already played and to get prepared for the important weeks ahead. “I think we are going to do a good job of learning not only about our opponent this upcoming week but also what we can improve on from the first five games. There’s so much learning to be had through the first five games. I mean we played alright, but there is a lot of improving we can do,” Stave said. Redshirt senior linebacker
Chris Borland likes what he has been seeing in practice so far in the off week. “The guys that are practicing are practicing hard, so we’ll be fresh and sharp next week,” Borland said. Next up for the Badgers is a home matchup with No. 16 Northwestern Wildcats (4-0 overall). The team is hoping to use the preparation they did last week for junior quarterback Braxton Miller to their advantage when crafting their game plan for Northwestern’s quarterbacks, senior Kain Colter and junior Trevor Siemian. “Very simply I think Kain Colter has similar abilities. So, facing Braxton, we learned you have to contain the pocket and you can’t miss when you have him wrapped up… Cain is the same way,” Borland said. He believes the early road tests the Badgers’ young secondary has faced so far this season will pay dividends in both this upcoming game and games in the future. “I think more has been asked of our secondary this year than a lot of years. Our young guys have played really well and have been under a lot of stress because of our schemes and have responded,” he said. “Those are two big games on the road for our young guys to get good exposure with good passing
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Redshirt senior linebacker Chris Borland plans for dual-threat quarterback style when the Badgers play No. 16 Northwestern. opponents,” Borland said. Shelton echoed similar thoughts. “It has helped a lot. I think we have improved all over,” Shelton said. “We are accountable for anything that happened and we will continue to improve. That’s the main part: Continuing to improve, trust the defense and the coaches.” On the offensive side of the ball sophomore running back Melvin Gordon is looking forward to certain matchups in the Northwestern defense. “They have a lot of talent in
their secondary, so I would love the opportunity to get to the next level of the defense and take on some of those players” Gordon said. Fortunately for the Badgers, the Buckeyes and the Wildcats will be facing off on national television on Oct. 5 lending the team the opportunity to both relax and scout. “You are watching film. I mean you are enjoying it. You aren’t breaking it down and re watching it but you are watching what guys do well and do poorly,” Abbrederis said.
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