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Political tides ebb in 20th session of ASM Representatives see less partisan divisions in Council Story by Tamar Myers
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USSA at forefront of internal budget talks By Emily Gerber the daily cardinal
The University of Wisconsin’s Associated Students of Madison approved the internal budget Wednesday. In addition to debating the “green fund,” the council voted to eliminate funding for United States Student Association membership. Allotment for USSA membership for the 2015 fiscal year had a proposed budget of $10,000. The USSA, an education and advocacy group, aims to give all students a voice in issues pertaining to students on both a local and national level, according to its website. The controversy behind ASM
funding the USSA stemmed from issues such as the association’s link to various partisan issues, including abortion and military involvement. Student Judiciary Chair Nicholas Checker motioned to zero the fund, stating that the association’s intended purpose has not been upheld. “For an organization that is supposed to be about inclusivity, this group has somehow managed to insult such a myriad of students it is unbelievable,” Checker said. “In general, I just don’t understand how we could give even a penny to [this] orga-
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The last few sessions of Associated Students of Madison Student Council have been characterized by bitter debates over a host of issues, according to many representatives. Members have battled over hiring a speaker for the senior class, ASM constitution changes and funding travel to conferences. Often these arguments were split across partisan lines. The political climate now in the 20th session, many representatives say, has the least animosity in years. “It’s a lot more tame ... things are a little bit less contentious,” Student Council representative and former Vice Chair Maria Giannopoulos said. ASM Chair David Gardner said he is focused on removing partisan factions from student council. “This year we’ve seen that there are no political divisions. People have learned to set aside political allegiances and slates,” Gardner said. At an internal budget hearing Wednesday, Gardner said the conversation was much more rational than in years past, even throughout disagreements. One dispute at the hearing, which has come up for several years, was whether the internal budget should include membership dues to the United States Student Association, a student education and advocacy group. Some ASM members criticized
the group as too liberal, citing examples such as the group’s position on immigration reform. Gi a n n o p o u l o s said although disagreements did occur in the way they had among past political groups, the divisions were less clearcut than in years past and involved individuals took stances that may not have been expected.
“Having a sense of political allegiance is absolutely counterproductive to serving students.” David Gardner chair Associated Students of Madison
Gardner said he believes the lack of division is a reaction to issues that have divided the council in previous years. “We really firmly decided that having a sense of political allegiance is absolutely counterproductive to serving students,” Gardner said. In terms of the political atmosphere as a whole, Giannopoulos said, the council this year is much more moderate. “People are a little bit more closer to the middle but still on the left,” Giannopoulos said. “I think it’s kind of like a mirror effect. I’m closer to the middle but
on the right, other people are closer to the middle but on the left.” Some members said many representatives on Student Council may still be getting used to the process. Giannopoulos said some of the more extreme council members from previous years are not in council anymore. The 18th session of Student Council, from 2011-’12, was “dominated by the progressively minded folks,” former Chair Andrew Bulovsky said. Allie Gardner, the chair of the 18th session, said many representatives were focused on activism and social justice work, but this did not necessarily mean they leaned right or left on the political spectrum. Nineteenth session, from 2012’13, by many accounts was dominated by a faction calling itself the “Good Old Boys,” which Bulovsky organized and Giannopoulos also identified with. “My own faction … had about two-thirds of Student Council,” Bulovsky said. “We all ran together, we ran the campaign and we mobilized and we took most of the seats in Student Council. And it made for a more conservative, more moderate, more rational year of ASM.” Giannopoulos said the group’s name stemmed from a derogatory remark made by a former Student Council representative
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Lecture and haunted tour shed light on Science Hall’s 125-year history The University of WisconsinMadison’s Science Hall celebrated its 125th anniversary with a series of events Wednesday, including a haunted tour and a public lecture about the building’s history. The 125th anniversary marks the year the building was re-opened to students and faculty after it burned down in 1884. Though construction on a new Science Hall was completed in 1887, people did not move in and start using it again until January 1888. At the lecture, University Archives Director David Null described some of the various rumors that exist about the building, including popular ghost stories.
Null said rumors about the building started because of the building’s general appearance and because students used cadavers in the building during the 1950s for dissections. However, Null said though many rumors circulate about the building being haunted, there is not much evidence to prove it. Although many people believe Frank Lloyd Wright was involved with the planning or building of Science Hall, Null also clarified Wright was only a student in the building. Null said though there have been various attempts to renovate
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Campus community members toured Science Hall Wednesday as part of its 125th anniversary celebration. The building is protected as a National Historic Landmark.
“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”
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ooo, how about those midterms? I bet they were so fun! Anyway, while you were all studying, I was busy compiling a list of new (and very important and very useful and very funny, goddamnit) words for you all to use in your post-failure, or whatever, worlds. Thank me after your once irreconcilably stagnant daze of an existence is immediately turned up by these boss ways to define ur lyfe.
Chyeahahahaha (adv., n., interj.)
1. A dumb way of saying “yes,” jazzed-up by a vibrato only certain weirdos can summon from the bowels of their throat. 2. The colloquialisms “Chyeah,” which is, itself, the slang of an informal, and “hahahaha,” text-lingo for lots of lolz, smashed together. This form is to be used when one wants both to laugh and say “yes” simultaneously—prominently in a single-world exclamatory sentence. Example: Lauren: “Dude, Tim, do you remember last night when Stanley took off all his clothes and rolled down Bascom Hill trying to sing “Varsity” and then had to sprint into the lake to avoid campus security? Well, apparently he’s bedridden for a week because he’s allergic to some bacteria or something in Mendota. His nodes look like they’re filled with silicone!” Tim: “CHYEAHAHAHAHA!?”
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Burble (n., v.)
1. The inexplicable phenomenon that occurs when one is dipping (has chewing tobacco in their lip) and something positive unexpectedly happens for no apparent reason. Related: Serendipping (v.): 1. The act of consciously trying to coax a serendip into existence. Example: Bobby: “We were out on the boat serendipping the other day when Jacko reeled in a 25-inch bluegill. Told you that shit works.” Sarah: “You are so stupid.”
The vile resulting bodily function when an individual’s internal workings want to both burp and sneeze but can’t decide which one to do first. This causes a sort of opaque runniness to dribble down the aforementioned poor soul’s facial region, while also causing them a considerable amount of pain—reportedly causing instant death on at least one occasion. Example: Isaac: “I think I’m going to burble.” Mary: “Sux bro.”
1. A false state of nature which very drunk people sometimes convince themselves is reality. It is the belief that gravity, for whatever reason, does not exist. There is no possible way to convince someone overcome by the allure of GraviNO it isn’t in fact the way the world works, and they will most definitely get hurt when they jump off the top of their parents’ garage. Example: C a n dy: “ S Hu t U P TOOOmmm, juST BeCUZZZ youR nOt A WIZard Don’T mEEn i CaN’T flY.” Tom: “You’re lying in a rosebush with a broken leg. Should I call an ambulance?”
Chahbrahh (n., v.?)
1. A broheim who is undoubtedly chill as fuck, which can be determined by, but is not limited to several factors, such as garb, mannerisms, preferred slang and dialect usage, ability to slam cheap beer, frequency of Hawaiian-shirt donning, num-
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ber of snapbacks owned and keg-stand capabilities. 2. The phrase “Do you want to chill, bro?” condensed into one painfully efficient word. Example: Dylan: “Chahbrahh?” Mike: “Yeah, just give me five minutes to finish carb loading and I’ll be there.”
1. An organization created by me, Andy Holsteen, circa 2013, to promote the rerelease of Darude’s 2000 classic “Sandstorm” on 200-gram vinyl record. I’m going to be distributing sand-colored plastic bracelets outside Memorial Union five days a week (because I have nothing better to do) for the very, very reasonable price of $3. Please pick one up. You have no idea what paying the upfront costs for 10,000 plastic bracelets with “Sandstrong” engraved into every one is like. OK, it was $12,726.09. Help me. I’m broke. They’re going to repossess my C-Class if I don’t come up with my $490.73-a-month payment by Nov. 30. Example: Andy: “Stand strong with Sandstrong.” Rest of the world: “Oh, I love that song! Here’s all my money! :)”
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THIS WEEK - Treat yourself to a spooky-fun weekend - How to throw together a DIY costume at the last minute
Deer Cardinal, Last weekend was awesome! My roommates and I went out together as ironic Disney princesses Friday night, and then I was front and center for Matt and Kim at Freakfest Saturday. But the thing is, I had so much fun, I don’t know what to do this weekend. What should I do? —Francy J. Funned-out Francy, It’s good to hear you had fun last weekend! And never fear: There’s still plenty to do around town this week. For one, since you’ve already got a costume, why not go trick or treating? Sure, you might be a few years older than the mainstream trick or treaters, but if the folks around Madison are giving out free candy, I see no harm in helping yourself to a lil’ sumtin’ sumtin’. If you’re looking to be more grown-up in your treatin’, consider going liquor treating. How do you do that, you ask? Easy: Just enjoy a couple of drinks before heading out. If you’re feeling generous, bring the flask along with you and offer to share with the hosts when you knock on people’s doors. If you’d rather spend the weekend in the comfort of your
own home, why not throw a party yourself? Instead of trying to squeeze a Halloween party in Thursday night, hold out until November starts and throw a combination Halloween-Thanksgiving party. Who wouldn’t like to chow down on a hot plate of turkey and stuffin’ while they learn the “Thriller” dance?! Well, best of luck, Francy— oh, and by the way, if you have any extra candy or Thanksgiving food, this bird’s a fan of Twix bars and candied yams. Just sayin’.
Deer Cardinal, My new friend invited me last minute to a Halloween party at his place. I’d love to go, but I don’t have anything good to wear and don’t feel like spending money on costume material. Any advice for throwing together a costume in a pinch? —Danny D. Desperate Danny, Figuring out the right costume can be hard enough even when you’ve got weeks to do it, so I bet throwing something together quickly can be pretty stressful, especially when you’re trying to impress new friends. But it’ll work out, Danny. Let’s see if we can put
something together. For starters, is there an old costume you can resurrect? No need to wrack your brain when you can throw together last year’s get-up—your new pals won’t know the difference. Don’t have a costume lying around? Time to go shopping in your closet! Try to throw together your regular clothes into something a TV character or someone famous would wear. If you can’t find a winning combo, just make up a TV character. When people fail to identify the character, say the show is on the BBC channel and that the program is still gaining popularity in the States. If you’d rather create the costume with arts-and-crafts supplies, cut up a cereal box, a pair of old jeans and some Styrofoam plates, and see what ideas come to you. None of those sound good? Well, Smash Mouth once said, “All that glitters is gold.” They couldn’t have been more right, especially when it comes to Halloween costumes. What did they mean by that? If all else fails, douse yourself in glitter and hope for the best.
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Food vendors decry allocation system Businesses raise fairness concerns By Gillian McBride the daily cardinal
Local food cart owners expressed concerns to the Vending Oversight Committee Wednesday about the selection process of food carts that appear on Library Mall and at the Dane County Farmer’s Market. The city periodically reviews food vendors’ performances and allocates parking spaces based on originality, cart appearance, food quality and seniority. Committee Chair Sara Richards said she was “blown away by the diversity and quality of food” this year and does not believe a change to the process is necessary. However, Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, was concerned that not a single kettle corn vendor made the final cut this year despite scoring well. Justin Rossow of Capitol Kettle Corn, one of several kettle corn vendors present at the meeting, suggested a review of the grading process. “We’re just looking for a
about the qualifications of the reviewers themselves. Hansen said the panel rarely has judges with food business experience, and Richards added what is more important is that they “have experience in eating” and can lend the insight of an average customer. Other members insisted measures could still be taken to appease dissatisfied vendors and customers. Sean Lee, who also sits on the committee, suggested adding cart locations and criteria to make the selection process “more fair for everybody.” Lee also introduced the idea of a waiting list to give priority to established vendors who have WILL CHIZEK/the daily cardinal invested considerable Madison’s Vending Oversight Committee hears concerns from local time and money in cultifood cart owners about the unfair parking space allocation process. vating their businesses. In light of the concerns spot,” Rossow said. He also said competition now. He insisted of the vendors, customers and the scores were “not reflective” that “somebody’s going to come other committee members, of the success or enthusiasm of in first, somebody’s going to Richards emphasized that individual vendors. come in last… that’s the reality.” the committee is taking these In response to the vendors, Banzo owner Aaron Collins issues seriously and will work Street Vending Coordinator expressed his wish to be to resolve them. Warren Hansen noted the recent involved in future discussions “We’re not miracle work“surge in popularity with street about the selection process cri- ers,” Richards said. “But we can food” and said there is greater teria, and shared his concerns make some accommodations.”
GOP cuts bill for more guns in state schools State Assembly Republicans decided to hold off late Wednesday on pursuing a bill that would have allowed an expanded number of people to bring guns into state schools. The bill, which was scheduled for discussion and a vote in the Assembly’s criminal justice committee Thursday, turned increasingly controversial recently after state Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, proposed an amendment to allow all concealed carry permit holders in the state to bring their weapons into schools. Currently only law enforcement officials can legally carry weapons into schools. Kleefisch had planned to have the committee vote on his amendment during Thursday’s session, but after meeting Wednesday with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Burlington, Kleefisch and Vos decided to postpone the legislation entirely, according to the Associated Press. Kleefisch, whose bill sparked intense opposition from education and law enforcement groups, decided the bill was not ready for “prime time.” Kit Beyer, Vos’ spokesperson, told the AP the bill would also not receive a state Assembly vote after Wednesday’s change.
Walker addresses additional casino criteria in advance of final decision Gov. Scott Walker has addressed disagreements over a proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha by outlining the criteria the casino plan must fulfill to move past the governor and begin being implemented in the near future.
“The positions of all of the local communities that would be directly affected by the casino should be considered.” Jeff Crawford attorney general potawatomi tribe
The proposal has run into trouble, primarily from the Potawatomi, which maintains that the casino does not meet the criteria that Walker has set, and would result in economic hardship for the people of the Indian tribes and the city of Milwaukee. The criteria include “support from the community” and “no increase in gambling revenue,” according to a letter released by Walker Wednesday. The third crite-
budget from page 1 nization… it’s just lunacy.” Shared Governance Committee Chair Sarah Neibart spoke to the association’s insensitivity to the Jewish community, mentioning one of its policy papers that proposes to stop foreign aid to Israel. “As a student who has lived in Israel … I am very insulted that people in this organization are firstly, not multicultural compe-
rion, “consensus from the 11 tribal governments” is one of the primary reasons the proposal is being held up. The proposal has received support from Kenosha officials, but has drawn significant opposition from Milwaukee politicians. The Potawatomi maintains its tough stance with the tribe’s Attorney General Jeff Crawford saying, “The Kenosha casino project is not supported by the entire community,” according to a Wednesday release. The tribe cites the potential loss of 3,000 jobs and $140 million in lost wages as sufficient reasons to oppose the casino. However, the same release says the Kenosha casino would collect $157.2 million in revenue from Wisconsin residents. “The positions of all of the local communities that would be directly affected by the casino should be considered,” Crawford said. Walker said he plans to continue sharing more information on the consensus criteria as the week progresses. — Siddharth Pandey tent, but also, not worldly enough to understand how this world is, the foreign policy issues of this country and also what students on university campuses need,” Neibart said. Student Services Finance Committee member Justin Bloesch supported the funding of the USSA, saying there are certain issues that ASM alone cannot address on a federal level. Student Council representative Maria Giannopoulos agreed,
Gilman ghouls and Halloween fools
Costumes were optional but candy was plentiful at Gilman Hall’s night of door-to-door trick or treating Wednesday. Residents in all wings of the residence hall took a study break to partake in the festivities to ring in Halloween 2013. + Photo by Malik Anderson
but said that there are other organizations on campus better suited to take on these issues. Funding for USSA membership was voted on by attending council members and was ultimately eliminated. Graduate representative Kyle Rak also called the budget of the “green fund” into question. The current budget holds an $80,000 allotment for the fund to be used for student-led environmental initiatives on campus.
Rak argued that the decision to fund the project should be made by the UW student body and be voted on in the referendum in the spring. SSFC member Michael Babcock opposed the proposal of the fund being taken to referendum. He said that with the proposal to increase student segregated fees to support recreational sports already on the upcoming referendum, the “green fund” may get overlooked.
“I feel like the green fund was well researched and well formulated,” Babcock said. “We are being proactive talking about this.” In a 21-1 vote, the “green fund” was kept in the internal budget, with the condition that bylaws must be passed in two consecutive student council meetings that would outline the organization of the fund. The budget will pass to SSFC for approval and review.
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Van Hollen asks John Doe records be made public
Downtown Persian cafe to add lunch during week
Wisconsin Attorney General tion from being released and J.B. Van Hollen made a legal will also be necessary as she push recently to make records continues in her appeal. collected in the investiVan Hollen and gation of former staffthe Department of ers to Gov. Scott Walker Justice have joined while he held office in news outlets, such as Milwaukee public. the Milwaukee Journal The public records Sentinel, who disagree issue is currently playwith Rindfleisch and are ing out in a case where requesting the records Kelly Rindfleisch, be released. Walker’s former deputy VAN HOLLEN “Continued secrecy chief of staff when he does not serve any pubwas Milwaukee County lic interest and does not Executive, is appealing her con- comport with the strong policy, viction for campaigning while declared by the legislature, of on public time. public access to court records,” Rindfleisch has said that Assistant Attorney General keeping the documents secret Christopher Wren wrote in a will stop her personal informa- court-filed motion Tuesday.
Madison police are pursuing a suspect who allegedly exposed himself to a 21-year-old woman outside a sorority house Monday afternoon, according to a police report. The report states two witnesses noticed a man next to a dumpster with his pants pulled down, in plain view of the victim, as the witnesses were walking along Langdon Street at
approximately 4:40 p.m. Madison Police Department spokesperson Joel DeSpain said in the report the suspect “pulled up his pants and fled” when the witnesses began yelling at him. Police describe the suspect as a 6-foot-tall white male in his late 20s with an “average build,” wearing a tan Carhartt jacket, black athletic pants and a black, gray and white hat.
A new downtown Persian restaurant, which quietly opened its doors in September, is extending its business hours to accommodate weekday lunch service, according to Isthmus. Laila Borokhim originally opened Layla’s, which provides local access to “Persian food with local flair,” in the sidewalkaccessible space below Madison Hostel, located at 141 S. Butler St., on Sept. 5 and operated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. However, Isthmus reports Layla’s will now be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday instead, and will remain open during dinner hours if hopeful patrons reserve a table ahead of time. Tucked away, Layla’s can only serve 15 customers at once, but the entirely gluten-free menu boasts many flavorful Persian stew, rice and kabob entrees–all $8– made with organic, grass-fed meats, according to Isthmus. Borokhim also offers several vegetarian and vegan options, and incorporates farmer’s market produce into her dishes.
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Department of Geography explained although there are currently no concrete plans for refurbishing Science Hall, the night’s events were an important base for bringing attention to its rich history.
“We looked uphill at [the Education Building] and saw what they did with that and we kind of got envious,” Robertson said. “We want to do something like that ideally, to start that conversation.” —Megan Stoebig
Man caught with pants down in public
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ASM Chair David Gardner says the 20th session of ASM does not have political divides like those in past years.
asm from page 1 that certain members were “just a bunch of good old boys.” GOB members spanned the political spectrum, but she said one of the unifying traits of the party was an interest in preserving the prestige of the university. A leader in ASM, who asked to remain anonymous, said the GOB did not have a firm shared ideology, but was for the most part opposed to the grassroots campaigns ASM undertakes each year, believing them to be ineffective. The leader said the GOB wanted to put a greater emphasis on being the “yes man” to administration and had minimal accomplishments besides Varsity Day, a campaign to use student segregated fees to bring a highprofile speaker to campus. Giannopoulos said the GOB had a central, more unified core and also had its own fringe groups. One of these groups was the Catholic Caucus, which condemned ideas like Varsity Day as fiscally irresponsible. “I see Andrew and I as John Boehner and the Catholic Caucus as the Tea Party, so kind of creating divisions within our party,” Giannopoulos said. “It was … hard for some of the things that we wanted to do.” Further controversy in the 19th session stemmed from BOOP, a campaign of individuals many describe as more left-leaning and progressive. After some BOOP members were accused of violating election policies while campaigning in Library Mall, all members were banned from participating in the first meeting of the session, when many leadership positions were elected. Gardner, a freshman at the time, was part of BOOP. He said in hindsight he regrets his decision to join. “I wasn’t fully aware of the
implications that that kind of political activity had on ASM,” Gardner said. “But following that experience I think that actually … allowed me to see that this is really detrimental to our organization.” Part of the tensions between the GOB and other ASM members was a pull between grassroots and governance and prestige-focused approaches, the anonymous ASM leader said. Last session, partly due to qualms with a USSA conference, Giannopoulos organized a segregated fee-funded trip to the Conservative Political Action Conference. At an earlier USSA conference she had attended, she said audience members had yelled derogatory comments about Gov. Scott Walker, and ASM members had been arrested for protesting. Many student council members say political parties on ASM are not productive. Student Services Finance Committee Chair and Student Council representative David Vines gave the example of officially organized parties at other universities. “When you have a party name next to you … people start disagreeing with each other or start arguing or just doing this political grandstanding just because they think that’s the game that they’re supposed to play,” Vines said. Bulovsky said he sees an advantage to the political parties that have existed in ASM. “I think that political parties are a good thing,” he said. “I think if you don’t have disagreements … if everything’s unanimous, you develop groupthink where people don’t question anything.” Vines also said although these problems have occurred in ASM, especially in the past two years, the current lack of formalized parties “is one of the best things we have going for us.”
or demolish the building over the years, it has remained largely the same since it was re-opened in 1888. Dr. Morgan Robertson, an assistant professor in the
opinion Breaching privacy has become too easy Ryan Bullen opinion columnist
t’s a dangerous world that we live in. What is the price you are willing to pay to feel safe? Apparently, the National Security Agency feels that price isn’t cheap. In the post 9/11 world, the United States has become extremely paranoid over the possibility of another terrorist attack on American soil. The NSA has been able to acquire information using unwarranted tapping of cell phones, online social media accounts and seemingly every platform that one may divulge personal information. In order to keep us safe, of course. With this new age of social media and instantaneous access to information, as well the ability to contact anyone anywhere in the world with a simple Internet connection, one could have assumed
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outside sources were sneaking a peek. However, the sheer extent of the government’s reach into American citizens’ lives definitely came as a surprise. Thanks to whistle blowers like Edward Snowden, Americans as well as the international community are now aware of the NSA’s reach. Snowden, who has since been sought after by the U.S. government in order to be tried with treason was quoted as saying, “ The public needs to decide whether these programs... are right or wrong.” Some Americans see the NSA leaker’s actions as dangerous. However, I feel that his actions were entirely necessary to check on our government’s power. This week the media released reports stating the NSA even spied on foreign citizens of allied countries like France and Germany and even went as far as to place a phone wire tap on German Chancellor
Eating right is a lifestyle sara vinson opinion columnist
lenty of people consider themselves to be health experts. They alone know what is truly healthy and unhealthy, and other people should be judged and corrected for their silly dietary mistakes. Here is the secret: everyone is wrong to some extent. Healthy eating is not about fad diets or fasting, and it is certainly not about finding the perfect combination of diet and exercise either, because that does not exist. Many people know about Weight Watchers, the Atkins Diet, Jenny Craig and other fads. Have you heard of the Paleo Diet? Look that up, it’s absurd. People claim to be vegan or vegetarian for their health. Being gluten-free is the newest trick guaranteeing health. Juice fasts and seven-day cleanses all promise a healthy glow. These have temporary merits, but overall, they are missing the point. So what’s the key? Moderation. This is the only way to lead a healthy lifestyle. Like choosing clothes to flatter your body, choose food to do the same. Do not obsessively count calories, but pay attention to them. Know when to say no to yourself. Do not make up excuses to celebrate with food. No, writing half a page for a paper does not justify an entire frozen pizza. Cutting out carbs, gluten, red meat or dairy can initially make you lose weight or feel better. If your body cannot process dairy or gluten, by all means stop eating it. You are not doing yourself any favors indulging in ice cream or a pitcher of beer. But people lack a lot of common sense when it comes to diets and health. If you are on a diet, be prepared to do it for life. Remember how you ate before you went on Weight Watchers? That is what made you gain weight in the first place, so even if you lose 50 pounds on a fad diet, that weight does not magically stay off your body. Of course you lost weight—you removed something from your diet. With the exception of trading celery for brownies, if you cut out meat,
carbs or milk, you will lose weight initially—particularly if you have a little extra to lose. The second you pick up that food again, that weight is coming right back. Even alternative fads can be unhealthy. If you cut out beer because you think gluten is bad, you may replace it with hard cider. I have some magic knowledge: a 6-pack of Angry Orchard is 1,260 calories. It is not a good alternative unless you are allergic or resistant to gluten. The amount of food you eat matters just as much as its content. Yes, Oreos are Vegan, but the average container of Oreos has over 2,000 calories. So you might try to justify eating 40 cookies in two days but I have news for you; that is a mistake. That is a seriously undervalued health tip. Do not try to convince yourself that four cans of diet soda are somehow better than one can of regular soda. Do not convince yourself that walking to and from the kitchen burns the calories you absorbed from the cake in said kitchen. Everyone has something they do for their physical well-being, but everyone has a weakness. People who can eat multiple servings of fruit and vegetables each day might also eat a pound of candy every other day. Someone might be a vegetarian because they believe red meat can kill, but they eat nothing but bread all day. We all have a different frame of reference for health and most of us judge or resent others for how they eat because their diet is different from ours. Recognize your weaknesses and strengths and do what goes hand in hand with moderation: balance. Do you have a sweet tooth? Give in to it sometimes, but do not keep chocolate in the house. Are you a bread addict? Maybe try some gluten-free or multigrain alternatives. There is no such thing as perfect, stop obsessing about your body image and start caring about long term health. Do not be afraid to try different diets to see what works for you but do not call it a diet. Call it a lifestyle and always be aware of it. Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
Angela Merkel. This extremely extensive snooping by the NSA is, of course, categorized as necessary action to prevent terrorism. Why wouldn’t you be willing to let the government know anything and everything about you at a moments notice; it’s all for everyone’s safety right? But is the threat of terrorism something that Americans should really concern themselves with? The answer might surprise you. Of course, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were incredibly horrific and one of the darkest moments in American history. But domestic acts of terrorism aren’t really something that the everyday American should concern themselves with. The number of Americans killed annually by terrorism is vastly overshadowed by deaths from lightning strikes and bathtub drownings. However, there are political incentives to overhype the
threat of terrorism. Through fear, American citizens have been turning a blind eye to the extent of the government snooping, which is preciscely why legislation like the Patriot Act and the recent actions by the NSA have happened. The growth of the government and the length of its reach has long been a fear of the American public, especially those amongst the ranks of the Republican party. While others, including myself, see the growth and evolution of the government as beneficial in certain areas such as health care. It is becoming increasingly difficult to trust our politicians to uphold the laws of the land. Since the beginning of the Cold War, America has been an incredibly successful nation when it comes to acquiring intelligence. One could even say that snooping on other countries’ dealings is an American pasttime. But this isn’t the threat
of Soviet domination we are spying on, it’s American citizens and trusted allies. Edward Snowden said it correctly, it is “our” choice as citizens to decide wether we are OK or not with the extent to which the NSA chooses to track our information. Call me crazy, but having checks on the power of our government is something that I would like to see continued in the future. In an age of drone strikes and levels of technology never seen before in human history, surveillance has become far too easy. Hopefully, as a citizenry we can come together and halt the extent of unlawful spying on American citizens. If not for whistleblowers, Americans would be blissfully unaware of the government’s reach and would continue to live uninformed. For this reason I say thank you and cheers, Edward Snowden. Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It’s time to recognize horror as part of film Austin Wellens All’s Well-ens well
ell folks, it’s Halloween again, which means it’s time for the obligatory writing on horror movies. But I’d like to do something a little different, if y’all don’t mind. See, it’s always seemed weird to me we partitioned these pictures off into their own little corner, as if they aren’t as much a part of our cinematic tradition as “true” films. Even when we’re forced to acknowledge a horror film as genuinely great, we tend to regard them as “other,” as “different.” Sure “Carrie” and “Rosemary’s Baby” are considered classic films, but they tend to be looked at as “de Palma’s horror film” or “Polanski’s horror film,” as an anomaly that can be dismissed as a case of a “real director” branching out into horror.
See, it’s always seemed weird to me we partitioned these pictures off into their own little corner, as if they aren’t as much a part of our cinematic tradition as “true” films.
“The Shining” seems a strong example of this idea. While it’s regarded by some as the greatest horror film ever (I probably wouldn’t argue), it can tend to also be regarded as just “Kubrick’s horror film,” as
a piece of the Kubrick collection rather than as an important piece of world cinema. However, the latter is how we need to look at it, and all films, in order to get a full sense of their importance and position in the world cinema canon. “The Shining” has been influential within its genre, certainly, but it’s also had a huge impact on films outside the confines of “horror.” Take, for example, a certain Mr. Wes Anderson. Think about it. On a very surface level, they both show a love of wide angle, symmetrical shots, dollhousestyle tracking shots, heavily patterned set design, etc. But the similarities run deeper, to more formal and thematic levels. So bear with me. Much of Anderson’s work, like “The Shining,” uses meticulously constructed environments to structure and develop itself. The frozen-in-time, storybook settings of “The Royal Tenenbaums,” or “The Life Aquatic” or “The Darjeeling Limited,” help establish the arrested development of its characters and establish an isolation from “reality,” allowing us to move past the world they’re in and hone in on their emotional states. The physical isolation and enormity of the Overlook Hotel serve a similar function in “The Shining.” And the aesthetics I mentioned earlier help to reinforce these effects, all of which help build the shared thematic cores of broken family dynamics— particularly looking at troubled father/son relationships. It’s at the heart of most, if not all Anderson films, and it’s the force behind much of the true terror in “The Shining.” It’s not just an ignorance of
horror films’ impact on cinema; they can also be denied a place among more traditionally “artistic” or “cinematic” movements in film. To give you an example, I think “The Blair Witch Project” deserves to be considered along with much of the French New Wave, or at least acknowledged as one of its heirs. Really though. “Blair Witch” doesn’t just jump cut once in a while for effect; every single cut is a jump cut, and traditional editing is entirely nonexistent. The camera isn’t just acknowledged; it’s an integral part of the story, handled by the characters whom also function as the film’s creators. The fourth wall does not exist. The naturalism of the acting is pushed to the point of trying to trick audiences into thinking the film was true to life. It breaks every rule, and revels in it. It’s soooooooo New Wave. It’s the film Jean-Luc Godard would’ve made if he’d wanted to scare people. Or maybe not. Maybe I’m crazy. But it’s a super interesting conversation, and it’s one I’d love to have. But before we can, we need to acknowledge that film is film. It’s all interesting, it’s all worth considering and it’s all capable of providing fascinating discussion if we’re willing to let go of some preconceptions about innately “good” and “bad” art, and just roll with things. So uh, happy Halloween, I guess. If you’re going to watch a horror film tonight, I’d highly recommend Werner Herzog’s remake of “Nosferatu.” It’s astonishing. Do you want to set up a horror movie date with Austin? Share screams by emailing him at email@example.com.
THE RECORD ROUTINE
The Stranger’s new album evokes heavy thoughts of hopelessness
Watching Dead Empires in Decay The Stranger By Jordan McEvoy the daily cardinal
Leyland Kirby, who began primarily as a noise artist, has expanded his horizons toward original and breathtaking ambient music. In June, Kirby released An Empty Bliss Beyond This World under his more well-known pseudonym, The Caretaker, inspired by the haunted ballroom scene in “The Shining.” Composed of hauntingly beautiful ballroom dance edits, the record is based on a study of Alzheimer patients’ ability to
recall the songs of their pasts, and with them, their recollections of places, people and sensations. Known for his creativity, Kirby centers his projects on a particular theme and each one is wrought with emotion adapted to the particular situation, in this case, death and despair. His new project, The Stranger, shows a new side of Kirby. Tense with destruction and hopelessness, Watching Dead Empires in Decay is a post-apocalyptic record that leaves one feeling cold and unsettled. The opener, “We Are Enemies But Not Here,” echoes noise, static and dissonant percussion in the empty aftermath of a once great society. Fittingly, the album’s cover is of a sole monochromatic building. Abandoned and alone, the artwork reflects the mood of the entire record. The major-
ity of tracks hum together in one elongated static drone, however, the album picks up with the nerve-racking “Spiral Of Decline.” As the panic sets in, so does the intensity and grainy guitar. “Providence or Fate” is an enigma. What brought society to this state of confusion and anguish? Was it by some divine guidance or was it because we, ourselves, were our own demise? Dark ambience seeps through this track as the emphasis on deep, chilling drone fades into static. Overall, Empires is a quiet and bleak reflection on the end of times. While listening to it repeatedly, Henry David Thoreau’s famous quotation reverberated in my mind, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
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Of Montreal ready for Halloween spectacular By Cameron Graff the daily cardinal
Kevin Barnes is a remarkably soft-spoken individual, especially in contrast with the hyper-literate, vaudevillian bombast of his recorded output—never mind his band of Montreal’s legendary, super-saturated, super-saccharine live shows. Barnes, a staple of the indie-rock scene since of Montreal’s debut in 1996, has covered remarkable ground during his tenure, playing everything from twee pop to psychosexual meditations over extended passages of prog rock. Ever prolific, Barnes recently released his 12th album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar. “Sylvianbriar’s a name I made up, and it’s an homage to Sylvia Plath,” Barnes said. “I was reading a lot of Sylvia Plath when I was working on the new record, and she ended up haunting the record in a way, in a good way, in an inspiring fashion in my life and in my mind.” Sylvianbriar is a stark departure from the unhinged madness of the last few of Montreal releases, and the artwork—a departure itself from David Barnes’ typical combination of the fantastic and the grotesque—reflects that. “This is the first [artwork] in a long time that my brother [David] didn’t do, and mainly I wanted to have a different look, a different aesthetic than the previous records, just because it is pretty stylistically different from the last couple records,” Barnes said. “The motorcycle was sort of symbolic of the spirit of the record, which is taking a lot of inspiration from late ’60s, early ’70s [music] … the first really big youth movement in this country—artistically, politically, sexually.” The recording process for Sylvianbriar likewise diverged from Barnes’ typical later-period method of assembling all of his compositions personally. “Of the early first five or so records I made, they were all done on an analog tape machine,” Barnes said. “This new record was also done on an analog tape machine, and I didn’t use any sort of modern techniques . . . it was all just human
beings playing instruments in the room together. That was fun. That was a cool challenge for me. I just sort of hit a point with [recording everything personally] where I felt like it was getting a bit stale, a bit homogenous, because all the ideas were just sort of coming from one person, so I really wanted to makes something that was a bit more collaborative.” The album has been touted as a return to form in a sense to the whimsical sound of early records, but the deeply personal and dark lyricism that’s permeated laterperiod of Montreal records—replete with deviant and sexual pathos and self-referential black humor—persists in a jarring juxtaposition. “I think there will always be that contrast between wanting to view the world in a more positive way, but naturally viewing it in a slightly more cynical way,” Barnes said. “And there’s something therapeutic about writing from a darker perspective that helps you exorcise those demons a bit more, I think.” The group’s live act, distinct from Barnes’ typically solipsistic studio work, has also seen a facelift of sorts. “The people who played on the record, there are two people who have never toured with us before,” Barnes said. “Most of the people are either brand new or pretty new.” Any fears of the band subduing their more excessive or elaborate displays during their live shows in the face of the protean Sylvianbriar are groundless, though. “It’s important for us to put on an interesting visual performance in addition to the music, so there’ll still be animations, projections, performance art and costume changes and all that. It’s going to be an event, it’s going to be interesting,” Barnes said. When asked about of Montreal’s upcoming Halloween show in Madison, Barnes cryptically intoned “Basically every night is Halloween, with all the costumes and theatrics and stuff, but we do have something up our sleeve, and we’re very excited for that.” Of Montreal plays the Majestic Theater Thursday at 8 p.m.
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NBA Riggin’ for Wiggins jonah beleckis real talk
n anonymous NBA General Manager told Jeff Goodman something we already know, but were still shocked to hear. “Our team isn’t good enough to win and we know it. So this season we want to develop and evaluate our young players, let them learn from their mistakes and get us in pole position to grab a great player. The best way to do that is to lose a lot of games.” Next year is supposed to be the draft of all drafts in recent years. Kansas’s Andrew Wiggins, Duke’s Jabari Parker and Kentucky’s Julius Randle headline what is supposed to be the deepest draft class in years, filled with potential starters, allstars and franchise players. The anonymous GM is correctly portraying how this league is at the moment. Without a better way of putting it, in the NBA, the best way to turn your team around is to suck and draft the next big thing. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ record almost reversed itself from 61-21 with LeBron James in 2009-’10, to 19-63 the next season without him. However the Cavaliers have had two first overall draft picks since LeBron left, getting Kyrie Irving and Anthony Bennett. The San Antonio Spurs lost David Robinson to injuries for all but six games of the 1996-’97 season. The year before they won 59 games. Then they played their horrible season winning only 20 games, won the first overall pick, landed Tim Duncan and went on to win four NBA championships. While the jury is still out about the Cavaliers turning their franchise back around, those two examples show sometimes you have to lose to get back in the game with drafting another future superstar. But there is a reason you play the game. Because all of the scouting, “expert” picks and multi-million dollar decisions are all subject to human error. There will never be a “can’t miss” player. Forgetting all of the human error that comes with scouting for a
second, another glaring issue with tanking is there is no guarantee you will get the first overall pick. In fact, that chance is 25 percent, meaning on average three times out of four your team will not get what several people sacrificed a valuable year of their short careers for. The anonymous GM also explained that the owner and coach will understand the benefits of tanking the season, but highlighted that the players do not and cannot know what is going on. “I bet [all 30 teams would] say they are a playoff team. That’s good, because you want them to play with effort and lose organically. You never tell the players not to try to win a game, but it’s obvious that you’re putting out a team that’s just not good enough to win.” The NBA is heading in a very dangerous direction. The league is moving towards two tiers: The contenders and the tankers. You can throw the Milwaukee Bucks somewhere in the middle too. If you are an elite player, you will move to play with other elite players to compete with teams that already have multiple elite players. Roughly the other half or two thirds of the league will be left out of this multi-million dollar game of musical chairs and be left with average or below average rosters. On a general scale, all sports should work like that when they have the great, the average and the not so good teams. But when the GMs perceive the only way to get out of the dregs is through tanking and hoping for a quick superstar fix as opposed to slow, methodical work and team building, then the gap between the contenders and the rest of the league will expand and expand. If the players catch wind of this tanking plan, then teams will get even worse because in essence they will be removing what is at the core of athletics: competition. And once that is gone, once what so many people play for is removed, the entire product will suffer and the league will cease to exist as we know it. Is it worth it to tank the season for a chance at getting a topthree pick? Email Jonah at jonah. firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know what you think.
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Freshman forward Nigel Hayes scored eight points in his debut for Wisconsin Wednesday.
Shaking off the Brust Badgers beat UW-Platteville in home opener By Blake Duffin the daily cardinal
The Wisconsin men’s basketball team took on UW-Platteville at the Kohl Center last night in an exhibition game to open the season. The Badgers beat the division three program and former home to head coach Bo Ryan, as they took the game 80-51. The UW starting lineup was senior guard Ben Brust, junior guard Traevon Jackson, redshirt junior guard Josh Gasser, sophomore forward Sam Dekker and junior forward Frank Kaminsky. Still, Ryan looked to the bench early and often. “I’m still trying to find out who’s ready to grab the minutes,” Ryan said. “Every coach is at this time. You’ll see a lot of this in these exhibition games.” The Pioneers stayed somewhat competitive with Wisconsin early on, thanks to Platteville guard Jim Stocki, who converted on a pair of deep jump shots and a swift floater in the lane. The Badgers made a run mid-
way through the first half after Kaminsky sparked the Badger offense by stealing the ball and taking it coast to coast for the layup. UW showcased its freshman class early on, including highly recruited forward Nigel Hayes. The nerves were only briefly visible for the freshman making his first home appearance. “I settled down and got more comfortable, and you know, just realized its still playing basketball, it just went from 5,000 fans to, you know, maybe 14-15,000,”said Hayes. “It’s the same game, you just got to get out there, get comfortable and have fun.” Hayes certainly did settle down and was an instant presence on the boards, as he tallied a team high six rebounds, with five of them coming on the offensive end. “He showed that he’s here for a reason. He’s not going away anytime soon,” said Ryan. Hayes finished the game shooting 4-7 for eight points in a mere 14 minutes of play. Another player who asserted himself as a potential playmaker for the Badgers this season was redshirt junior forward Duje Dukan. The six foot nine inch forward was one of the first players off the bench and did not skip a beat, despite redshirting
last season. Dukan hit a three pointer within minutes of entering the game and finished the game 2-3 from beyond the arc. He also grabbed four rebounds in 13 minutes of play. The Pioneers were able to gain ground towards the end of the half and only trailed 37-30 at halftime. The second half mirrored the first early on, as the Badgers held a double-digit lead, but could not completely shake the Pioneers. That trend would only continue until Brust and Dekker combined for a pair of three’s in consecutive possessions to give Wisconsin a commanding 18-point lead. UW coasted for the remainder of the game, in part because of the much improved 3-point shooting. The Badgers were only 1-11 shooting the 3-point ball in the first half, while they shot 6-11 in the second half. Not surprisingly, Brust lead the team with 20 points and 30 minutes played. UW’s second half shooting and domination of the paint proved to be too much for the Pioneers. Wisconsin scored 40 points in the paint to Platteville’s 18. The Badgers will continue their exhibition play Saturday, while their first regular season game is Nov. 8 against St. Johns.
Wisconsin defense looks to ground Hawkeyes for Heartland Trophy By Cameron Kalmon the daily cardinal
Wisconsin (3-1 Big Ten, 5-2 overall) will travel to Kinnick Stadium in Iowa to battle over the Heartland Trophy with the Hawkeyes (2-2, 5-3). The two teams are tied 42-42-2 in their historic meetings. Iowa is coming off of a win over Northwestern and Wisconsin is fresh off their second bye-week of the month. The bye-week came at the perfect time for redshirt senior linebacker Chris Borland, who was injured in Wisconsin’s last game at Illinois. Borland, suffering from a right hamstring injury, sat out the last three quarters of the Badgers’ victory over the Fighting Illini. Borland currently leads Wisconsin with 35 solo tackles and 57 total tackles. The Badger inside linebacker is a semifinalist for both
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Redshirt senior linebacker Chris Borland has 57 tackles this year. the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to the outstanding defensive player of the year, and the Butkus Award, given to the top linebacker in the country. Borland has yet to practice this week but defensive
coordinator Dave Aranda is optimistic that one day of practice, if Borland participates in Thursday’s practice, will be enough for the experienced Wisconsin senior. “Usually no, but I think with
him yes just cause of how much he’s into it and the notes he takes,” Aranda said when asked if one day of practice was enough. “A lot of it is stuff that we’ve done with our offense throughout fall camp. It’s the new things that he’s been to task with mentally. We’ll have to see what comes of it tomorrow.” The Badgers have the players to step up in the absence of Borland. Redshirt junior linebacker Marcus Trotter and junior linebacker Derek Landisch both have recorded five solo tackles in four games played this season. Trotter has 14 total tackles and Landisch has one recorded sack this season. “Trotter is running with the one defense at [inside linebacker] and today we had Landisch get two reps at the [inside linebacker] and so Landisch is being the two rover and two [inside linebacker] and we’re going to have
a look at Ethan (Armstrong) at rover tomorrow,” Aranda said. “Whether Borland comes in or not, we will be ready either way.” Wisconsin will be playing the second worst scoring offense in the conference. Iowa has scored over 28 points just once this season in their win over Western Michigan. Hawkeyes redshirt sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock has passed for 1,616 yards this season and leads the team with five rushing touchdowns. Redshirt junior running back Mark Weisman leads the team with 732 yards rushing. Iowa’s threat at tight-end is senior C.J. Fiedorowicz who has four touchdowns and 153 receiving yards this season. The Badgers will fight to keep the coveted Heartland Trophy in their battle against the Hawkeyes Saturday in Iowa City.