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Members of First Wave were among many spoken word and hip-hop performers during this year’s “Passing the Mic” event, which included a tribute to John “Vietnam” Nguyen.
Showcase pays tribute to former UW student Event dedicated to student who drowned in August The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives and First Wave dedicated their eighth-annual “Passing the Mic” showcase to the late First Wave performer John “Vietnam” Nguyen, who drowned in Lake Mendota in August. The showcase, which the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity also sponsored in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival, featured spoken word and music performances by First Wave,
high school spoken-word artists from around the Midwest and guest performances. The event included a special tribute to Nguyen, a short film to open the program entitled “A Day in the Life” that had been his application to the First Wave program and featured a break-dancing, poetryslamming Nguyen. Members of Kuumba Lynx, a Chicago-area spoken word troupe Nguyen participated in during high school, attended the event. Tanya Smith, a high school senior in Kuumba Lynx, said she expects to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison next fall as a First Wave scholar. Smith and Nguyen were teammates
when their team won a national poetry slam competition in California. “The dude was the essence of hip hop,” Smith said. “He never slept. He was always working on his music … You truly have to love something to put that much work into it.” Smith expressed uncertainty about whether she still wants to attend UW-Madison in the wake of Nguyen’s death. Having visited Madison for previous “Passing the Mic” events, Smith said the feeling was different now without Nguyen. “Coming here, it’s right in your face,” she said. “I do want to go here, though, to continue his legacy.” —Aarushi Agni
The Badger Herald will discontinue printing Friday issues of its newspaper beginning this week. According to Herald Editorin-Chief Ryan Rainey, keeping papers off the stands one day a week gives the Herald an opportunity to focus on online and mobile content as area newspapers are transitioning to a more digital platform. Rainey cited changes in advertiser behavior as well as a decline in print readership, particularly on Fridays since many students avoid scheduling classes that day, as factors in the decision. He said the Herald’s financial situation is fine, but printed editions on Friday were not making any money. Fridays are generally slow
news days in which the paper may need to use Associated Press or filler stories to fill its pages, according to Rainey. “Sometimes the quality of print issue itself ends up going down because you’re trying to fill that news hole,” he said. Additionally, Rainey said the Herald hopes to set a precedent for the way independent student newspapers that receive no university funding respond to a changing media environment, which sees increasing web innovation in both content and advertising. “I think that it makes us more competitive as not just as a college newspaper but as a newspaper in the Madison area,” he said. —Meghan Chua
City Council to vote on 2013 budget Madison’s city Council will deliberate and vote on Mayor Paul Soglin’s proposed operating and capital budgets for 2013, including a set of amendments packaged together, during three upcoming meetings this week. The bundled amendment package would make changes to the operating and capital budget, including restoring $900,000 to the Overture Center for the Arts
and eliminating an increase in bus fares the mayor’s budget proposes. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, said if the bus fare were to increase, the price of student bus passes would most likely increase in about a year when the existing contracts between the university, Metro Transit and UW Transportation Services expire.
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Youth vote proves elusive for Republicans By Jenna Bushnell The Daily Cardinal
Tuesday night’s election results were a ringing reminder for the Republican Party that it has had a difficult time finding an appealing message for young voters since the late 1980s, as exit polls showed President Barack Obama won the 18-to-29year-old demographic. In the Nov. 6 election, Obama beat challenger Mitt Romney 60 to 37 percent among the age group,
according to CNN exit polls. Democrats have won the youth vote in the last six presidential elections, and the last Republican to win that group’s vote was George H.W. Bush in 1988. There was wishful thinking among Republicans that a slow economic recovery would persuade the young electorate to vote for Romney. At a minimum, the party hoped limited job growth would keep young voters at home on Election Day,
but neither of those aspirations was realized. “We were expecting Romney to win it,” said Ryan Hughes, spokesperson of University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College Republicans. “I think we needed a little more time to push the message forward and he would’ve won it.” While Republicans hoped the economy would be their
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Andy Holsteen a hol lot to say
’ve put off writing this particular article for a while now. There’s something about it that I’m just so afraid everyone is going to hate. Whenever I pick up a pen (or let’s be honest—open a new document in Word) I feel a foreign, but oddly pervasive pressure to write exactly the right thing. I think that’s pretty common. But for some reason, this column has my stomach especially knotted. A lot of writers have tricks for starting—tools to negate the ever dreaded and always pertinent “writer’s block.” Some people write down words as quickly as they can, others just free write and hope for a spark. My strategy is to think about a topic, and only that topic, until my head hurts. Although my tactics are less
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than commendable and I’m pretty sure that nobody will like this column, at least it’s going somewhere now. Some say it’s best to put the focus of an article right at the beginning, or else people will lose interest. I usually like to wait until the sixth paragraph or so to really say anything. That way, I can spend most of the article filling up everyone’s heads with empty metaphors and self-inflicted retort. See, the thing is, sometimes when I write, I feel like I’m just talking to myself. I guess in a way I am. For some reason I expect people to listen to my barely clever and unsavorily roundabout explanations of everything. It must be like listening to somebody on State Street ramble on about something they know nothing about. Okay, so I probably have a better command of language than some guy with no teeth who claims Gary Busey is from Venus. But is understanding the difference between “their,” “there” and “they’re” the real deal breaker?
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I think it’s more an intuitive thing. When I read something by a writer I like—say David Sedaris—it feels like everything is planned but not at all contrived. I want to know how to write like that; it’s sort of like making points subconsciously. I’m not sure if that’s something they can teach you in school. Clearly it isn’t fair to compare myself, some shmuck in college, to one of America’s most articulate. But it’s so hard not to. Why is Dave so much better at talking to himself than I am? Well, I guess practice makes perfect. More likely, it’s because he’s just better at knowing how to please an audience. You may have noticed some of the blatant self-criticism in this column. I’m just not confident you’re going to like the way things end about 200 words from now. It’s hard to put something you’ve thought of all on your own out there for everyone to judge. Nobody is universally liked. So by default somebody is going to absolutely despise this column and me
for writing it. Maybe you’re wondering why I choose to write when all I can do is think about how much everyone is going to hate whatever I say. Well to be honest, that’s a bit of an oversimplification. I’m not actually upset by people who dislike the way I write. It’s just a way of measuring where you are. If people really don’t like your style, it might be a good idea to change (because you’re kind of a useless writer if nobody wants to read your work). And even though this conversation sounded really good in my head, I’m not so confident anyone else will appreciate it. No matter where you were expecting this read to go, I don’t think it was here. This is the end of the line, and I suppose it’s time for me to be frank with you: The only point of this conversation was to hear myself talk. Got something you’d like to say to Andy? Whether you think his writing is a pile of horse shit or not, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Alex Tucker sex columnist
ear Alex, I’ve been dating my partner for about a year, and while things in the bedroom are definitely not boring, they have the potential to be much more exciting. How do I introduce spicier ideas into our relationship without scaring my partner away? Thanks!
Although we are usually comfortable expressing what we want to do with our partners out in the world, it’s always harder to add items to your sexual to-do list. This is often because we are worried that our significant others will either judge us or wonder why we aren’t satisfied without extra mumbo jumbo. However, there’s a simple process that can help you ask your lusty lover to think about incorporating some new stuff into humpy time! Step one: Remember, the way to make sexy suggestions to your special someone is not to apologize or negatively prepare them for the question. No “you might think this is weird but…” or “I have to ask you something, but you might not like it…” Cross that shit off your notecards. You aren’t telling them bad news; you’re making a suggestion that they, as your trusted partner, should at least entertain. After all, your partner should want to please you, and if this will do the trick, they may end up enjoying it even more than you do! Step two: Do not ask before, in the middle of, or right after sexual activity. The moment could get really heated (as if it wasn’t already) and could end in ques-
tions, anger and confusion. Ask in a neutral place. That way, you can have a level-minded discussion and give the askee time to think about your request before springing into action. So what are our options when it comes to getting spicy? We can incorporate role-playing, dirty talking, sex toys and kink to add a little more flavor to the bedroom. Some of these can get a little expensive, however, so here’s a small summary of some cheap-o sexy time additives. For a how-to on role-playing, see my last article (online on The Cardinal’s webpage). When it comes to dirty talk, an easy way to get your partner talking in bed is by asking questions! It can be anything from “you like that, baby?” to “how does that feel?” Asking yes or no questions allows people to get comfortable using their mouths to articulate thought instead of just licking, sucking, etc. Asking people to describe the sensations they’re experiencing is another easy way to get them talking; they don’t have to think and the answers are right in front of them! If you want to start the rhetoric yourself, try describing pieces of your five senses. “I love hearing your body slap against mine” or “you look so hot when you get sweaty.” Sex toys are a little bit more complex because they require a little bit of research and a little bit of money. Luckily for us Madisonians, there’s a sex toy boutique called “A Woman’s Touch” right on the bus line! The employees are both welcoming and helpful, and can assist you in finding what will work best for your partner and yourself. They will likely suggest a couple’s sex toy, of which there are many options, and they can all enrich your bedtime activities! Enhancing your sex life with a little bit of bondage or domination can really do the trick, and can
be fun to try out with a partner. Starting small can help each person figure out what they enjoy; perhaps begin with some light spanking or holding your partner down while you have your way with them. Although it can be very exciting to be tied up or flog your partner, baby steps can help everyone involved find their limits and get a feel for what they enjoy. None of these actions should begin without discussion of parameters, and a safe word for kink. A safe word can be anything (my favorite is “Santorum,” which manages to kill the mood every time) that lets your partner know that you are done with the activity you were engaged in and need to stop. This isn’t something to joke about, and if it is said during any
activity, both partners must stop immediately. This goes for all of the above activities. Be considerate and careful before deciding to do anything new, as it could poorly affect the comfort level of you or your partner. What if my partner is really averse to my suggestion? If this is the case, remember that not every way to “spice it up” involves different actions with sometimes intimidating labels. Do simple things instead, like prolonging your foreplay until the two of you can’t stand but jump some bones. Even wearing different undergarments can create new and exciting visual stimulation. Get creative and think outside of the box! Email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
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Former researcher faces charges for growing marijuana A county court charged a former University of WisconsinMadison plant researcher Friday with two felonies for allegedly growing marijuana in a university lab. Christopher Schwartz, the 45-year-old researcher, was charged in Dane County Court Friday with manufacturing and delivering THC in addition to possession with intent of delivering THC, which are considered felonies, according to Wisconsin Circuit Court records. Schwartz was found allegedly growing between 200 and 1,000 grams of marijuana in grey satterfield/cardinal file photo
A group of College Republicans watched the presidential debate Oct. 3 at State Street Brats. Low youth support for GOP candidate Mitt Romney continued a decades-long trend.
youth vote from page 1 ticket to the White House and the singular most important issue in the election, Tuesday night instead saw Obama win and many states vote to approve a series of socially liberal policies, such as Maine, Washington and Maryland, which all ratified samesex marriage through a ballot vote. In Wisconsin, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., became the first openly gay person to be elected to the U. S. Senate, and the number of women serving in the Senate is now a record-breaking 20. Hughes conceded the election “came down to who got the messages out the best way,” but emphasized that the conservative economic policies were necessary when appealing to young voters. “Most of the College
Republicans that are in our group are concerned about the economy and they knew that Mitt Romney had what it took to turn it around,” he said. “These Republicans that came out voted for him but obviously there are quite a few that didn’t as well.” For some young Republicans, such as Abi Sellman, the GOP’s social platform does not reflect how they feel. Sellman identifies herself as fiscally conservative but socially liberal—something she has a hard time explaining to some of her peers. “It’s so frustrating,” she said. “If you say you’re Republican, people automatically think you are pro-life and anti-gay marriage and I’m neither of those things. There are people voting in favor of those conservative social issues and there are people like me who don’t identify with them at all, so I do think there is a split
[within the party].” According to Sellman, the future of the GOP youth vote is contingent on whether the party can develop a consensus on social issues. “I think [social issues are] where they’re losing the youth vote,” she said. “I don’t know if it would make them gain more of the youth vote … but I think a lot of the social issues turn [youth] away from voting Republican.” Hughes, however, asserts Republicans, especially the young ones, will care about the economy foremost after seeing the election’s repercussions. “Obviously in the next election we’re going to push key issues, including unemployment, especially on college graduates,” he said. “We’re hoping next time we can turn it around and get someone in there that focuses on the issues that we care about.”
the Biochemistry building Oct. 16, according to a UW-Madison Police Department statement. The UWPD also found “additional evidence of marijuana production and use at his residence of the West side of the City of Madison,” according to the statement. Schwartz was put on “administrative leave” immediately after he was found growing marijuana, but he resigned Oct. 26, the Wisconsin State Journal article reported. Schwartz is scheduled to appear in Dane County court for an initial appearance at 10 a.m. Monday.
Campus officials begin work on diversity plan University officials have begun work on a new diversity plan they hope to finish by the end of the Spring 2013 semester. According to an email from Chief Diversity Officer Damon Williams, the new plan would emphasize “equity and inclusion” while also building a system of accountability and incentives. The pre-planning process will include compiling priorities and themes determined through roundtable discussions at the Diversity Forum 2012, according to Williams. His office will release
a list of these themes as well as an account of central campus diversity initiatives before Thanksgiving. Williams said officials in his office plan to meet with student and faculty groups on campus to get their input for the plan throughout the semester, while also drawing on conversations about other campus initiatives in progress such as the HR redesign. A faculty-appointed campus diversity and climate committee will assemble an ad hoc Diversity Committee this week to help formulate the plan.
ASM, university to host housing fair at Union South As renting season nears for students on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the Associated Students of Madison and the university’s Campus Area Housing program are collaborating to host the 2012 Student Housing Fair Monday from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Union South’s Varsity Hall. Representatives from University Housing, private
rental agencies and other campus rental services, such as the Tenant Resource Center, will be available to advise and answer student questions. According to ASM Press Office Director David Gardner, ASM is sponsoring the event in an effort to educate students about their renting options and rights as tenants. Gardner said many stu-
dents report clashes with landlords over rent, maintenance requests and other issues and do not know what resources are available, within ASM and the city, to help them deal with these disputes. Additionally, Gardner said ASM will release the results of a recent campus survey detailing students’ experiences with specific rental agencies at the fair.
Occupy members leave East Washington Avenue site After the city of Madison issued an eviction notice for Occupy Madison members to vacate a site on East Washington Avenue Wednesday, the group set up camp at a county park Saturday. North Police District Commander Cam McLay said in a statement on the North Police District’s website Sunday approximately 15 members from Occupy Madison moved to Lake View Hill County Park Saturday, 4 Bedroom House for Rent – August 1117 Mound Street Off Street Parking Call 606-219-5893
located at 1202 Northport Dr. “Representatives of the group indicate [their] intent is a peaceful one; to raise awareness of the needs of the homeless and to urge policy makers to find more permanent arrangements,” McLay said in the statement. Tenant Resource Center Executive Director Brenda Konkel reported on her Twitter account a police captain stopped by the Northport Drive location at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday and did not ask Occupy members to leave. At approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, officers returned to the camp and said they would not enforce a no-camping rule or the
10 p.m. park curfew rule, according to Konkel’s Twitter account. Although setting up tents and sleeping at the park violates local ordinances, according to McLay, the group is currently not a threat to public safety. Madison Police Department North District officers will continue to monitor the activities of members of the encampment and work with other local groups to find a “reasonable resolution.” “In the short term, our role at this time is to maintain public order as this group exercise[s] their first amendment rights,” McLay said in the statement. —Abby Becker
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Madison’s city Council will deliberate and vote on Mayor Paul Soglin’s proposed operating and capital budgets this week.
budget from page 1 Adopting any amendment requires 11 out of 20 Council member votes. Fourteen alders are cosponsoring the amendment package. “Assuming that the 14 of us stick together, the amendment will likely be adopted either Tuesday or Wednesday evening,” Verveer said. After Common Council decides on the amendments, members will vote on both budgets together. Soglin will have five days to either sign or veto the
budget once it is complete. Verveer said Soglin has “privately threatened” to veto the budget because of the proposed increased funding to Overture. The Council would then be able to override a veto with a twothirds majority vote of 14 alders. Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said voting on the amendments together provides Council members with a bigger picture of the budget. “Grouping everything together ... gives members a much easier sense to understand what the end goals are,” Resnick said. —Abby Becker
Monday, November 12, 2012
The ‘Silver Lining’ in a year of great films By Ethan Safran the daily cardinal
Writer-director David O. Russell is on a roll. His 2010 film “The Fighter” showcased some excellent acting, with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo taking home some awards hardware for their efforts. His previous films, including “I Heart Huckabees” and “Three Kings,” were but a preview of his now cemented talents. Not surprisingly, O. Russell’s winning new film “Silver Linings Playbooks” takes the concept of the dysfunctional family to a new level. Based on Matthew Quick’s novel of the same name, “Silver Linings Playbook” offers up some great storytelling and spectacular performances, with Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro being the standouts. Set in the outskirts of Philadelphia, the narrative centers around Pat (Bradley Cooper) who just got out of a mental hospital thanks to his mom Dolores (Jacki Weaver). The hospital-stay stint was caused by a breakdown when he found his wife cheating on him. Trying to rekindle a relationship with his parents while simultaneously trying to find a way to contact his wife despite a restraining order against him, Pat encounters Tiffany ( Jennifer Lawrence), another troubled individual who may have her own share of mental health problems. She promises to give Pat’s wife a letter from him on one condition: He commits to dancing with her in a dance contest. Grudgingly, at least at first, Pat accepts the deal.
O. Russell’s screenplay wisely maneuvers around a rather conventional story by alternating between moments of humor with those of heartache.
Meanwhile, Pat’s father, Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro), a fanatical Eagles fan who has been forever banned from the Eagles’ stadium, bets on Eagles games in
hope of raising enough money for a restaurant. He believes his son to be a good luck charm for an Eagles win, and begs his son to watch the Eagles play with him. In one of his best roles in years (maybe even a decade), De Niro’s performance feels incredibly natural. He has a true knack for comedic timing while altogether giving a completely grounded performance. It’s a standout, and it’s one of the best supporting performances of the year. However, the 22-year-old actress Jennifer Lawrence gives no doubt the best performance of her career, rivaling her work in the 2010 Ozark drama “Winter’s Bone” for which she received extensive critical acclaim. Her character is perhaps the most grown-up of all the characters on the screen even if she is the most troubled. By convincing Pat to enter into a dance contest with her, she refocuses his energy and pretty much his entire life. A well-written screenplay by O. Russell helps to flesh out some of the jagged edges of these troubled characters. O. Russell’s screenplay wisely maneuvers around a rather conventional story by alternating between moments of humor with those of heartache. Thanks to some fine acting by all parties involved (even Chris Tucker shows up for some comic relief ), O. Russell’s film oozes with a sense of authenticity and truth. If anything, O. Russell’s film lags a tad in its middle, yet once the film begins to barrel toward it’s ending, it does anything but lag. Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi helps to seep out some of this authenticity with some engaging steadicam work, and Jay Cassidy’s editing gives the film a sense of anxiety that carries the narrative along. Boasting a fun soundtrack (including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and others), “Silver Linings Playbook” is a breath of fresh air. Embracing its conventionality and predictability, the film is yet another silver lining in a year full of great films. “Silver Linings Playbook” will be available to view in theaters beginning on Nov. 21.
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Miles Jacoby, Nick Cosgrove, John Gardiner and Michael Lomenda play the members of the Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys,” which will play at the Overture Center until Nov. 25.
‘Jersey Boys’ a hit in each of Four Seasons By Sara Schumacher The daily cardinal
Nick Cosgrove knew the very first time he saw “Jersey Boys” that Frankie Valli was the role for him. “From the music that everybody recognizes to the story that you learn about these guys, I was just like, ‘I want to train to do that role,’” Cosgrove said. “It’s monumental and such an inspiring story.” “Jersey Boys” focuses on the legendary group the Four Seasons, whose first hit, “Sherry,” was released in 1962. Three of the original band members, Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, grew up in the projects of Newark, N.J. According to Tommy DeVito’s character in “Jersey Boys,” played by John Gardiner, “If you’re from my neighborhood, you got three ways out: You could join the army. You could get mobbed up. Or — you could become a star.” Valli, DeVito and Massi improbably became hit recording artists, with the help of songwriter and band member Bob Gaudio. The group sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they were 30. “Jersey Boys” is Cosgrove’s first national tour. He said the tour has
made him identify with the Four Seasons, as they struggled with being on the road continuously. “It’s kind of funny because we’re doing a show about these four guys that travel and perform on the road, and really, we are four guys that travel and perform on the road together,” he said. One of Cosgrove’s favorite lines from the show is, “The road is the road,” which his character shouts in frustration when trying to explain how different life is for him. Cosgrove said the line applies to his tour life, as well. “Everything’s on fast forward,” Cosgrove explained. “It seems like an alternate universe.” But there are some good things about touring. “I was lucky enough to perform in my hometown of Chicago, where I saw the show for the first time when I was 17,” Cosgrove said. The Chicago performance has been the highlight of his tour. “To take my first bow on that stage, in that space, where I had first seen it, and to come full circle with the show—I’ll remember it for the rest of my life,” Cosgrove said. “I think it will mean more even than my Broadway debut, whatever happens in the future. Nothing was
as special as that moment.” Cosgrove’s role may be rewarding, but it is not an easy one. His character only leaves the stage twice during a two-and-ahalf hour performance, and sings 27 songs, most of which are in high falsetto. “It’s like running a marathon,” Cosgrove said. Many of those 27 songs are recognizable even to younger audience members, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Countless remakes have been done of the original music from the Four Seasons, and their songs have been featured in movies like “Dirty Dancing” and shows like “The Sopranos.” The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, only five years after it opened. The cast of “Jersey Boys” lives up to this incredible record, paying homage to the group which helped define pop music in the 1960s, and the show will have you “Beggin’” to “Stay” and listen to Cosgrove’s falsetto and the group’s infectious harmony for the rest of the night. “Jersey Boys” is playing through Nov. 25 at the Overture Center.
Under the Weather We know that Wisconsin weather has a mind of its own until the snow officially sticks. This playlist encompasses a little taste of all the types of days we may see this month, so hold onto your hats and umbrellas, splash through the puddles and press play.
1. “I Wish It Would Rain” — Mayer Hawthorne 2. “Are You Lightning?” — Nada Surf
5. “November Has Come” — Gorillaz 6. “AA warm breeze”— Thee Oh Sees
3. “Hang Me Up To Dry” — Cold War Kids
7. “Winter In My Heart” — The Avett Brothers
4. “Stormy Weather” — The Kooks
8. “Sun”— Cat Power
9. “Couldn’t Stand The Weather” — Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble 10. “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning” — We Were Promised Jetpacks 11. “Rainy Monday” — Shiny Toy Guns
12. “Sunny Skies” — James Taylor 13. “Keep It Cool” — U.S. Royalty 14. “What Would I Want? Sky” — Animal Collective 15. “Crystalised”— the xx
opinion Referendums create federal tension dailycardinal.com
Steven Nemcek opinion columnist
hile civil rights issues in the 2012 presidential election were doomed from the start due to the two candidates being Bush 2.0 (President Barack Obama) and Bush 2.5 (former Gov. Mitt Romney), a few state initiatives were passed that lit up the gloomy aura hanging over our country (pun intended). In both Colorado and Washington, ballot initiatives called for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. In Massachusetts marijuana was legalized for medical use. Colorado also has decriminalized the personal cultivation of marijuana. These issues shine in stark contrast to other big-government measures passed around the country that seek to dictate what we can put into our own bodies. From bans on raw milk consumption, to the prohibition of personal chicken farms and finally to the ridiculous initiative that makes large sugary drinks in New York illegal, big brother has been telling us that we are too stupid to take care of ourselves. And that they, as benevolent overlords, must assist. The residents in Colorado and Washington spoke up and are finally pushing back. This sets up an interesting conflict between these states and the
federal government, which will be amusing to watch for the next few years. Right now, marijuana is illegal at the federal level. I don’t know how the ban is constitutional—seeing as we needed an amendment to permit the government to ban alcohol during prohibition—but nevertheless, individuals in these newly legalized states can still be arrested and prosecuted by Obama and his federal cronies. This is exactly what happened when the Department of Justice raided Californian medical marijuana dispensaries. These raids make Obama a dirty liar (he promised he wouldn’t crack down on the drug) and a hypocrite. Obama admitted in his memoir,“Dreams of my Father,” that he would smoke “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van, in the dorm room of some brother, and on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.” The Department of Justice has not issued a response to these new initiatives, other than to say “The Department of Justice’s enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged. In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. We are reviewing the ballot initiative and have no additional comment at this time.” I’m expecting that they pretend to throw their weight around while threatening to shut down commercial growers, but I can’t see how the government has enough resources to keep fighting this losing war on drugs.
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From a fiscal perspective, and a human life perspective, Obama and the federal government should back off of this issue and let the states decide what is best for their people. The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. We waste countless millions fighting this war on drugs, and we
are, de facto, supporting the killing of police officers by armed gangs in Mexico by decreasing the supply of this product, which gives illegal suppliers more power. The federal government’s position is a stupid one, Obama’s actions are pathetic and weak, and in the end, the history books will look at the war on
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Even university owned housing can be expensive in Madison. With only a 3-percent vacancy rate in the city of Madison, it is no wonder they can charge as much as they like. Someone will rent the space, so there is no pressure to lower prices or accommodate the needs of a student in debt. As a student myself, and a renter to boot, I’m more than a little put out. I understand everyone wants to make a healthy profit, but is one low-priced yet livable location too much to ask? With hundreds of new apartment units to open next year and thousands of old units up for grabs, it shouldn’t be this difficult to find the right financial fit. Wading through the sludge of overpriced options, I found only a couple really affordable apartments: Lofgren Properties and McBride Properties, each of which offer all amenities and are centrally located. Hopefully other rental companies will follow suit, but until then students must search scrupulously for the best deals. Please send all feedback to email@example.com.
drugs as one of the most futile and wasteful exercises in all of American history. I’ll end with a shout out to all the liberals out there: Keep the guy you elected accountable, and make sure he acts on these important civil liberties issues. Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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because of this and they are willing to pay the price for luxury living. But other companies have similar prices and policies; even older, less desirable apartment spaces are priced at high rates. Students are left to fend for themselves or cut their budgets elsewhere. Even university-sponsored dormitories are just as costly as off-campus options. This is particularly frustrating for dorm dwellers, because their landlord—the University of Wisconsin-Madison—knows they are in school. One might expect the university to be more understanding, to provide the cheapest housing available to support their students. But, as it turns out, the average cost of renting a double room in a dorm is around $600 per person, $1200 total, with additional charges depending on the dorm. This is more reasonable than some apartment buildings, but keep in mind, dorms have only ninemonth leases. Students living there have to make other arrangements over the summer, or go back to live with mom and dad each summer.
Every year, Madison’s Harvest Fest draws crowds united against marijuana drug laws. Last month, they marched down State Street in protest of the drug’s illegality.
Good, cheap housing a rarity ental season has just begun and Madison’s thousands of students are all searching for the best deal on next year’s housing. The criteria that constitutes a good apartment vary among the masses, but in general people are searching for a clean, centrally located apartment with amenities and reasonable rent. Most of these things are easy to find and come standard with property management companies, but affordable pricing is quickly becoming a rare catch for renters. Though 2013 will see the construction and opening of several new apartment buildings, added variety will not equate to cheaper options, and this is a serious problem for low-income students who don’t have cash to spend on luxury living. Among the new apartment options is Madison Property Management’s X01 building, which rents one-bedrooms at a rate of $1495 per month, tacking on an additional $125 if there are two occupants sharing the room. Lucky, a more established commodity, can go for more than $1700 for a single room double occupancy. These popular but pricey choices are, of course, examples of beautiful buildings with spacious apartments and high quality furnishings. People who live there do so
Monday, November 12, 2012
Is it just me, or does the Republican party make no sense? Think about it. Who are the two biggest types of Republian voters? Rich people and “moral” Christians. Many of these moral Christians live in poorer areas: the Bible Belt and rural areas. So economically, they shouldn’t want what the rich faction wants (the ones with the money and candidates). The rich faction might be “good Christians,” but if they were smart enough to be rich, they should be smart enough to know that being on the wrong side of civil issues is a huge misstep. And this is why I didn’t vote. My party makes no sense. I am economically conservative and socially liberal. And this party, if it was run by one of the two factions (the rich), should be too. To me, the Democrats were half right and the Republicans were half right, but on completely different things. Wouldn’t it be great if they could just work together and get along so I wouldn’t have to choose between chocolate and vanilla every four years? But we don’t live in that ideal
world. And so the smart businessmen that can fix the economy have to pander to the idiots that hate queers and abortions and make me hate everything they stand for. A Republican can be president in four years if: A. It’s a non traditional candidate (non-white, non-Christian, non-male [pick one]) B. The economy goes into another recession or C. An unknown to us now steals the show. I don’t see any of these things happening outside of option B. People were saying this was an important and historic election and I was wondering why. We already did the tango with the first black president, a repeal of fiscal conservatism and a bridge between social issues. How was this one any different than 2008? But now I get it. It has nothing to do with what happened now. It’s about what’s going to happen in 2016. With the Republican party getting smoked in the swing states, its obvious they need a change, a complete overhaul. Do I think they can get their heads out of their asses and get it done? No. Why? Because I have lost faith in this party. But we will see, I guess. Until 2016. Do you think the Republican Party is heading towards a massive overhaul? Please Send all feedback to email@example.com.
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Badgers fall to UCLA in first round of NCAA tournament By Christian Blatner THE DAILY CARDINAL
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Junior guard Morgan Paige had three assists and zero turnovers in Wisconsin’s win Sunday.
Wisconsin tops Milwaukee By Cameron Kalmon THE DAILY CARDINAL
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team (1-0 overall) hosted Milwaukee (1-1) in what appeared to be an evenly matched game Sunday night. Both teams struggled last season, the Badgers going 9-20 and the Panthers 9-21. To add to the suspense, Milwaukee head coach Kyle Rechlicz is a former player and assistant coach at Wisconsin. The night concluded with a 74-56 victory for the Badgers. Milwaukee came out fast on defense in the first half, forcing Wisconsin to scurry on offense and take some sloppy shots. However, the Badgers got better looks as the night wore on. Wisconsin benefited from the play of sophomore guard AnnMarie Brown, who went 4-of-8 in field goals with six total rebounds in the first. The Panthers found success on offense getting the ball down low, which drew the Badgers into the paint, and flipping the ball back out to the arc for open
three-point shots. The Panthers were 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. Milwaukee went 62.5 percent from outside, in comparison to Wisconsin’s 33.3 percent. Milwaukee kept control in the first half, building an eightpoint lead with 7:33 remaining. Unfortunately for the Panthers they could not keep the lead going into the half, trailing 37-33. After the half the Badgers came out and dominated the court, going on a seven-point run that caused a Milwaukee time out. Rechlicz credited this fallback to Wisconsin’s fresh legs. The Panthers came to Madison with only a day’s preparation after a game against Chicago State. Wisconsin didn’t only come out in the second half with fresh legs, but also a new aggression on defense. “We got up on them and made them create off the dribble, that’s not their game plan,” head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “We made them do something that they
didn’t want to do.” The Badgers cranked up their defense in the second half and also maintained their 43 percent field goal shooting from the first half. They also managed 22 rebounds each half. Brown recorded her first career double-double with 10 rebounds and a career-high 11 points. The St. Peter, Minn., native averaged less than five minutes of playing time last season. “I put in the work over the summer,” Brown said. “Getting my body right to play 40 minutes at this level.” Kelsey said this Wisconsin team isn’t the tallest, but she believes that it can compensate by being more fit. It showed Sunday night that the Badgers had better endurance than Milwaukee, with the Badgers scoring 20 points off fast breaks in comparison to just two for Milwaukee. The Badgers will travel to Spokane, Wash., for a date with Gonzaga (2-0 overall) Friday.
Phillips should remain starting quarterback for rest of season MATTHEW KLEIST too kleist for comfort
, like all Badger fans must be, am extremely happy with the outcome of Saturday’s game against Indiana. And who would not be? Wisconsin rolled to its easiest victory of the season putting up 62 points and holding one of the Big Ten’s most explosive offenses to only 14. Redshirt senior quarterback Curt Phillips got his first career start and helped the Badgers secure their spot in the Big Ten title game, all while not showing any lack of confidence on the field. It was a good day to be a Badger. Just by looking at this game, it is safe to say Phillips should remain the starter for the rest of the season. However, there are some things that remain unanswered about the fifthyear signal caller. The first thing that comes to mind is Phillips’ ability to throw the ball. The Badgers finished with a school-record 564 rushing yards, led by 100-yard-plus days from senior running back Montee Ball and junior James White. Phillips only attempted seven passes in the entire game, completing four of them for 41 yards and
one touchdown. Not exactly your balanced attack. But what I will say about Phillips and the passing game is that he looked comfortable throwing. Aside from one attempt that came as he was about to get sacked (a veteran play to avoid a loss of yards), Phillips delivered the ball fairly accurately when he did throw. And what did you expect from someone making his first career start? You can’t expect a Wisconsin quarterback to take over the starting role with three games left in the season and throw 20 times. Another part of Phillip’s game that impressed me was his ability to run. After three ACL injuries, the guy can still move on his feet. He finished the day with 68 rushing yards on seven carries, including a 52-yard scramble that, pre-injuries, surely would have been a score. Three ACL injuries will undoubtedly slow you down, but Phillips showed us why he was regarded as one of the best dualthreat quarterbacks coming out of high school. Despite his awareness on the field and ability to run, I feel his legs alone will not be enough to get the job done next week at home against Ohio State. Indiana has the worst rushing defense in the Big Ten, and the Badgers knew that and exploited that fact. But Ohio State is
a different story. The Buckeyes have held opponents to only 108 rushing yards per game this year—not a good sign for a team that now more than ever relies on the power of its run game. Another question I have is will Phillips be able to allow the Wisconsin offense to keep up with a Buckeye offense that averages over 445 yards per game? Phillips and the Badger offense were able to quickly put up points against the Hoosiers Saturday. But again, there is a difference between playing Ohio State and playing Indiana. For Phillips and Badgers, it may be more of a question of whether they can control the time of possession, something they were able to do at Indiana and can do against Ohio State. From this point on, the best chance for Wisconsin to win is for Phillips to remain under center. Some questions still remain about the redshirt senior’s game but with the Badgers already clinching their spot in the Big Ten Championship, Phillips and the offense have two games before the trip to Indianapolis to find those answers. The only remaining question is will it be enough to make it back to Pasadena? Do you think UW should keep Phillips under center? Let Matt know at email@example.com.
The Wisconsin women’s soccer team (5-5-1 Big Ten, 12-8-1 overall) traveled to Los Angeles to meet a familiar foe Saturday night in a first-round NCAA tournament matchup. The Badgers fell to a then-No. 2 UCLA (8-2-1 Pac-12, 16-2-2 overall) August 31 but looked to avenge their early season loss with an upset over a talented Bruins team. After winning five of their last six regular-season games and dropping a tightly fought game to Michigan in the Big Ten tournament, the Badgers were confident they would be able to hang with a heavily favored Bruins team. Wisconsin took the pitch against No. 3-seeded UCLA with a layit-all-on-the-line mindset knowing they had nothing to lose and would have to take risks in order to extend their season. A physical start to the game led to an aggressive offensive attack early on from the Bruins, who opened the scoring in the 15th minute when sophomore midfielder Caprice Dydasco sent a floater from the corner that freshman forward Taylor Smith headed to the near post out of reach of Wisconsin junior goalkeeper Genevieve Richard. Despite an early let down and a lackluster offensive performance, the Badgers held the Bruins to one goal in the first half. Entering the second 45 minutes of play, trailing a UCLA
hoops from page 8 he’s capable of, the energy and the intensity he brings, the toughness,” Berggren said. “He does all the little things, getting on the glass, getting rebounds, he’ll knock down open shots. He makes plays for himself and other people. “That’s what we love about him and that’s why he’s a key piece to our team.” In addition to Bruesewitz’ return, highly touted freshman forward Sam Dekker made his debut Sunday. Dekker was the No. 17 recruit in the nation (according to ESPN’s rankings) and has been arguably the most hyped player to come to Wisconsin since Devin Harris
team who had only surrendered seven second-half goals all season, Wisconsin looked to come out with more energy and aggression than it had displayed in the first half. The Badgers’ first corner kick of the match came three minutes into the second half, providing the offensive pressure Wisconsin needed to put on the Bruins. Unfortunately for the Badgers, the kick was unsuccessful, as were two others that they took in the final 45 minutes of play. UCLA’s early tally proved to be enough to survive Wisconsin’s late-game desperation, ending the Badgers’ attempt to move on in the tournament. A disappointing end to a successful season might be blamed on the Badgers’ inability to record any shots on goal in the match while surrendering a whopping 18 shots—five of which made it on goal—to the Bruins. Richard made a few difficult saves late in the game to give UW an opportunity to create late-game heroics, but UCLA’s defense continued to prove that the team is a legitimate contender to win the national title. Wisconsin reached the NCAA tournament for the third time in the past four years and tallied 12 wins for the 17th time in the team’s 32-year history. The Badgers graduate seven seniors from this season’s roster and will look to build on this season’s successes with a deeper run in next year’s NCAA tournament. came out of Wauwatosa East in 2001. The Sheboygan, Wis., native wasted no time contributing, hitting his first shot, a corner three-pointer. Dekker showed glimpses of his notorious threepoint shooting and athleticism throughout the game, finishing with eight points on 3-of-5 shooting in 17 minutes off the bench. Newly appointed starting point guard George Marshall (redshirt freshman), another player many fans had their eyes on, had a relatively quiet first game offensively with five points and two assists. The Badgers held the Lions to 19-of-54 (35.2 percent) shooting. The Badgers will travel to Gainesville Wednesday to take on No. 10 Florida.
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Junior guard Ben Brust led Wisconsin with 11 rebounds Sunday.
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Badgers clinch spot in Big Ten title game By Parker Gabriel THE DAILY CARDINAL
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.— On an afternoon that featured feel-good stories and falling records, one fact carries more weight with the Wisconsin football team than any other. The Badgers (4-2 Big Ten, 7-3 overall) will play in the Big Ten Championship game Dec. 1 in Indianapolis. Redshirt senior quarterback Curt Phillips started under center for the first time in his career, but largely just handed the ball to a stable of UW running backs. By the time it was all said and done, the Badgers had run the ball 64 times for a school-record 564 yards in a 62-14 thrashing of Indiana (2-4, 4-6). “It means a lot to us to get the opportunity to go to Indy and play for the championship again,” redshirt junior center Travis Frederick said. “It’s something that you kind of dream of
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Senior running back Montee Ball rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns Saturday against Indiana, putting him one score shy of tying the NCAA’s all-time touchdown record. as a kid to get the chance to play at this level and play for a championship at this level.” The Badgers opened Phillips’ reign as a starter with three consecutive scoring drives as the offense rolled up 176 rushing yards in the first quarter. After the Hoosiers closed the gap to 17-7 late in the second quarter and UW found itself in third and long, junior running back James White staved off a momentum switch with a 69-yard touchdown run in the closing seconds of the half. “They had some momentum after they scored their touchdown and it looked like we were
Wisconsin controls glass in season-opening win By Ted Porath THE DAILY CARDINAL
Size matters? It does in basketball, and that is exactly what Southeastern Louisiana (0-1 overall) lacked Sunday, dressing no players listed above 6-foot-8 and losing to Wisconsin (1-0 overall), 87-47. The Badgers exploited their size advantage all game, leading them to their 11th straight regularseason-opening win. This size advantage meant good things for redshirt senior center and 6-foot-10 Jared Berggren. He was a force in the paint all game long, scoring a game-high 19 points, as well as recording eight rebounds and four blocks. Berggren was not the only player to have success inside, however, as the Badgers outscored the Lions 40-16 in the painted area. Wisconsin also dominated the glass all game, winning the rebounding battle 49-22, including 19 offensive rebounds. While the Badgers definitely had an advantage in the frontcourt, it was a total team effort for Wisconsin in controlling the boards. Embodying this team effort was junior guard Ben Brust who, like most of the Badgers, was relentless on the boards, leading the team with 11 rebounds to go along with
his 14 points and three assists. “If you look at those 19 [offensive rebounds], I think 10 of them were, somebody got a hand on it first, not controlled and then we got control,” head coach Bo Ryan said. “So that’s being active, but it’s also our size.” Contributing to this size advantage and Wisconsin’s activity on the glass was the return of senior forward Mike Bruesewitz. In 13 minutes off the bench, Bruesewitz scored 10 points and brought down three rebounds. His return was rather surprising, as he had seen no action in the Badgers’ exhibition against UW-Oshkosh Wednesday. Bruesewitz had been recovering from a lacerated knee he suffered in early October. The crowd at the Kohl Center was excited to see Bruesewitz once again on the court, giving him a round of applause when he checked into the game. Bruesewitz sunk his first shot, a three-pointer, from the top of the key. While the fans were excited to see the return of Bruesewitz, his teammates were just as excited because they know what a healthy Bruesewitz means to their team. “You guys have all seen what
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going to get stopped right there and I just happened to find a hole and it was a good way to go into halftime,” White said. When UW opened the second half with a 6:11 march that ended with a one-yard touchdown run from senior running back Montee Ball and put the Badgers up 31-7, the route was on. Wisconsin only threw the ball seven times for the afternoon, which head coach Bret Bielema said was partly because of the game plan and partly because the run game worked so well. Phillips (4-7, 41 yards) also chipped in 68 yards rushing, a facet of his game that neither
redshirt freshman Joel Stave nor junior Danny O’Brien possess. “I think it helps, it’s a little bit of a different dimension,” Phillips said of his ability to run. “If you get in the [shotgun formation] and run, they have to kind of—the backside defensive end and the linebackers, especially—they have to hesitate just a little bit to make sure you hand the ball off.” Ball led the way for the Badgers rushing attack, finishing with 198 yards and three scores on 27 carries. White chipped in 161 and 2 TDs, and redshirt freshman Melvin Gordon nearly topped the cen-
tury mark himself, racking up 96 yards and a score on just eight touches. In all, the Badgers averaged 8.8 yards per carry and racked up 14 rushes of 17 yards or more en route to seven rushing touchdowns. That, along with a spirited defensive effort against the Hoosiers’ fast-paced offense, helped the Badgers possess the ball for 39:27 and wear out the IU defense. Wisconsin rushed on 31 of its 33 second-half plays and got five touchdown runs from four different backs. “We were gelling, especially in the run game,” White said. “We knew it was going to be hard for them to stop us in the run if we all played and worked hard and strained through the whistle.” Indiana tried to establish its no-huddle offense early, but the Badgers’ defense forced five punts and a fumble on the Hoosiers’ first six possessions. On those six possessions, IU had the ball for just 7:01 and five of the drives lasted less than 1:17. All told, Indiana managed just 294 total yards. In what was expected to be a cat-and-mouse game between IU’s passing attack and the Wisconsin defense, UW’s offense stole the show, led by a fifth-year senior with two reconstructed knees. “I try to not be too high or too low emotionally,” Phillips said. “I just try to prepare and, when you have guys like that running the ball, it’s not too hard on the quarterback.”