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Band plays for first time after suspension By Erin Banco THE DAILY CARDINAL

The University of Wisconsin Marching Band performed at Saturday’s Wisconsin-Penn State

Number of student ejections lowered


Junior running back P.J. Hill (39) leaves the field Saturday night after the Badgers lost to the No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions 48-7. Wisconsin is now 0-3 in the Big Ten and 3-3 overall.

Badgers suffer biggest loss in 20 years to PSU By Nate Carey THE DAILY CARDINAL

After suffering two straight defeats to open up Big Ten Conference play, the Wisconsin football team lost by its biggest margin since 1988, falling to the No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions 48-7. The Badgers (0-3 Big Ten, 3-3 overall) had a tough matchup this week against Penn State (3-0, 7-0), but with 81,524 on hand at Camp Randall Stadium, expectations were high for Wisconsin to at least play a competitive game. But that sentiment was quickly

swept away, as the Nittany Lions grabbed a quick lead and did not relinquish their control of the game. “Our team did some good things at times, but overall did not do very many positive things, especially in the first half,” Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said. The Badger defense was able to hold Penn State to only three points in the first quarter on a 50-yard field goal by senior kicker Kevin Kelly. But the second quarter saw Penn State put 21 points on the board, and Wisconsin was never able to recover.

PSU sophomore running back Evan Royster started the scoring spree with a 2-yard run for a touchdown. Royster ended the day with 14 carries for 60 yards and the one touchdown. Thirty-five seconds later, PSU was again putting points on the scoreboard after senior wide receiver Derrick Williams returned a punt by UW freshman punter Brad Nortman 63 yards for a touchdown. The touchdown return was Williams’ fifth of his career, and the third this season—with the other two coming football page 7

The number of UWMadison student ejections at this week’s Badger game against Penn State was lower than last week’s night game against Ohio State, according to the University of Wisconsin Police Department. Forty students were ejected from the game compared to the 53 student ejections Oct. 4. Violations included throwing objects, possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, sitting in the wrong section and body passing. However, there were 31 citations handed out to students at the game against Penn State as opposed to the 26 citations administered during the Ohio State game.

football game after university officials suspended them Oct. 3 for allegations of hazing. The suspension was lifted last Friday, allowing the band to play at home games but barring them from traveling until further notice as the investigation into hazing allegations remains open. During its suspension the band missed the Oct. 4 home game against Ohio State—the first time in at least 40 years. “I thought it was nice [the athletic department] tried to fill in for the band last week, but it didn’t compare to having actual live music to listen to,” UW-Madison freshman Hannah Kaster said. Although the Badgers endured a frustrating game, students said the band provided an exciting atmosphere with its return. UW-Madison sophomore Laura Rortvedt said the band’s presence added to her overall game experience. band page 3


The UW-Madison Marching Band returned to the field for Saturday’s night game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Economic climate creates new barriers to higher education

Economic advisors debate candidates’ plans for economy

By Charles Brace

By Megan Orear


Over the past weeks, the economy has become one of the dominant issues in the country. College financial aid, and thus students’ access to higher education, is one area that experts feel the financial turmoil will drastically affect. UW-Madison professor emeritus of educational leadership and policy analysis Jacob Stampen said he thinks the current economy is so volatile that it is difficult to judge to what extent access to financial aid will be affected. “I don’t think anyone can predict anything right now,” Stampen said.

However, he said the overall outlook for students is not positive. The underlying problem, according to Stampen, is banks are currently very wary about lending money, either to other financial institutions or individuals. This means student loans from the private sector will be increasingly difficult to obtain in the coming months. Stampen said this could lead to higher tuitions with the state Legislature likely having difficulty increasing aid packages as the overall state economy suffers. UW-Madison tuition increased by 5.5 percent this year, though in-state tuition is lower than many other comparable schools,


be restructured so that higherincome students would pay more and lower-income students would pay less, similar to the systems in place at the University of Virginia and the University of Colorado. The current trend of state and federal governments providing less funding for higher

The economic advisors for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama debated over their candidates’ plans to solve the economic slowdown Friday in Grainger Hall. Austan Goolsbee, senior economic advisor to Obama, said tax rebates and the recently passed financial bailout package are not enough to help “mainstreet,” and said McCain was involved in deregulation that contributed to the stock market crisis.

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according to information from the UW System Board of Regents website. Allan Odden, professor and co-director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education Finance Center at UWMadison, said some tuition increases are necessary when state funding is drying up. He said in the current economic climate, tuition should

“…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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oing to the doctor’s office is bad for my health. I went to my 8:45 a.m. appointment Wednesday morning only to find that the office was closed until 9. As I sat on the cold cement waiting for the doors to open, I could feel my cold worsen, my blood pressure rise and a severe case of spontaneous dental hydroplosion develop. I know other people have problems with the doctor, but mine have always been exceptional. Up until this summer, I had a medical condition where I had to receive monthly injections of bicillin. And every month I became more and more disgusted with the process. Often these visits would leave me feeling paranoid. Since I had been receiving these injections

since I was 8 years old, I was still considered a pediatrics patient at 20. No one can feel comfortable in those barely-there gowns, but it’s even worse when a Barney the dinosaur doll is watching the whole process and staring at you with that smug smile. Sometimes I would leave the office feeling depressed. It really wasn’t my fault that I couldn’t fit my 5'9" frame on the 4' table, but I really felt bad about crushing their tiny chairs. And the Boo-Boo Bunny they gave me to hold while getting the shot doesn’t really have the same effect after 12 years. I didn’t even get a sucker at the end, although the Barbie Band-Aid did make me feel better. I thought it would get better when I started college. I still had to get the injections, but at least I would be using an adult-size table, and there wouldn’t be any peeping Barneys around. And it was better, until I contracted rabies. Without fail, every month for the past two years, I

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Daily Cardinal Housing Guide Wed, Oct. 15 Joint effort among Wisconsin medical institutions aims to improve health The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will collaborate with three state research institutions for a historic initiative to improve personalized health care, Gov. Jim Doyle announced Friday. UW-Madison’s medical school will join UW-Milwaukee, the Marshfield Clinic—home to the country’s largest population-based genetic research project—and the Medical College of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Genomics Initiative. “With our combined knowledge, expertise and technologies here in Wisconsin, we have an incredible opportunity to become a worldwide leader in personalized health care,” Doyle said in a statement. “By aligning the intellectual capital of four major research institutions, we will meet an important scientific and public health need that could otherwise not be met, and which cannot be accomplished anywhere else but Wisconsin.” The partnership aims to accurately predict individual disease susceptibility, target personalized treatments, determine individualized treatment responses and prevent diseases. It also aims to stimulate the economy with new jobs, and by attracting business and federally-funded research grants.

walked up to the same receptionist with the same blank stare on her face. She would ask what my appointment was for and—bracing myself—I would answer, “Just a bicillin injection.” And every month she would scream, “OH MY GOD, DO YOU HAVE RABIES?!” The first time, I freaked out, wondering how I had missed a bat or a wolf gnawing on me with foam gushing everywhere. But no, she simply never remembered that bicillin injections treat rabies and about a million other conditions. Clearly, screaming that someone has rabies to a room full of college kids was an intelligent and professional thing to do. So each month I tried to explain the situation as my peers ran away in fear, but she was already calling the doctor for my “emergency appointment.” But those days were over. Now that I was 21 and out of the dorms, my doctor had decided I no longer needed the injections. This appointment was just for a cold that hadn’t been going away.

Finally, someone unlocked the doors, and I climbed upstairs to the waiting room. There was no receptionist, just a computer check-in. It wasn’t very welcoming, but at least it wasn’t going to scream and send all the other patients running for their lives. This time was going to be different. I went into one of the rooms, and an incredibly attractive male nurse took my vitals. He could have taken my number, too, but I thought that was too forward for our first appointment. My own personal McDreamy called in the doctor. She looked over my file and then looked at me with a puzzled expression. My stomach sank as I saw her scan my chart full of injection records. “OH MY GOD, DID YOU HAVE RABIES?!” she screamed. I tried to explain, but she was already out the door. If you have ever had a bad experience with a doctor, rabies or know what a BooBoo Bunny is, e-mail Megan at

Monday, October 13, 2008

'Quite clear' Obama will carry Wis., former UW professor says


As part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, UW-Madison Professor Emeritus of political science Robert Booth Fowler spoke Sunday about Wisconsin voting trends that may affect the approaching election. Fowler spoke at Memorial Union about Wisconsin’s voting history from 1848 to 2006––the same topic as his recent book, “Wisconsin Votes: An Electoral History.” He also took questions regarding the current presidential election. According to Fowler, Madison has been a Democratic city since the beginning of its history. “The closer places are to Dane County the more Democratic they are.,” he said. According to Fowler, there will not be a dramatic shift in 2008 in

the Wisconsin electorate. He said it will follow familiar patterns but the Democrats will do a little bit better than in previous years. Political change is generational and right now there is a convenient economic crisis for the Democrats, he said. “Obama’s margin is based on a financial crisis,” said Fowler. Within this generation those who are educated and have higher income are going to be in the future, by a considerable margin, liberal Democrats, according to Fowler. “If the Obama administration is relatively successful it will make a huge difference in terms of national politics in years to come,” Fowler said. Fowler predicted Obama will carry Wisconsin and become the next president of the United States.


Police searching for perpetrator in sexual assault on North Henry Street Madison police are searching for a man responsible for a late-night sexual assault in the downtown area Sunday. The incident occurred at 2:10 a.m. on the 400 block of North Henry Street. According to a police report, the 20-yearold female victim was walking home when a man approached

her in a dark alleyway. Police said the man assaulted the woman and then fled. Police describe the perpetrator as 5'6" with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information can call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.

State Street purse thief arrested after being detained by victim’s friend A Milwaukee man was arrested after snatching a woman’s purse while she was walking on State Street early Sunday morning, police said. The female victim, who was in her twenties, was walking with a friend in the 500 block of State Street around 3 a.m., according to a police report. A man approached the pair from behind and took the

woman’s purse before fleeing. The perpetrator, however, only got a few feet away from the victim when her friend stopped him and detained him until police arrived. Police arrested 27-year-old John D. Carian in connection with the robbery. Neither the victim nor her friend sustained any injuries in the robbery.

Man arrested for third drunk driving offense after stealing food delivery car Police arrested a man for his third drunk driving offense after he stole a food-delivery vehicle in downtown Madison early Sunday. According to a police report, the food-delivery vehicle was reported stolen at 12:27 a.m. near the intersection of Lake Street and Langdon Street. About half an hour later, police

credit from page 1 education is unlikely to change, Odden said, especially with the economy faltering. “The trend is not good,” Odden said. Perhaps more worrisome to others, some students might simply not pursue higher education when the prospect of funding is so bleak. Sara Goldrick-Rab, UWMadison assistant professor of educational policy studies and sociology, said the economic crises are deterring many lowerincome high school students from trying to attend college. She said many students from

spotted the vehicle in the 5500 block of University Avenue. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, 26-yearold Michael Hansen, in connection with the incident. Hansen is tentatively charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and a third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. families where the parents did not attend college are seeing college as an unrealistic option when financial aid seems difficult to attain. This could lead to students not saving for college or preparing as much academically, she said. However, Goldrick-Rab said access to financial aid will not be as difficult as some students currently think. “We are engaged in a battle of perceptions right now,” she said. She said Pell grants recently increased, and loans would be more difficult for students attending online or community colleges than students wanting to attend the UW-System.

“The polls are quite clear that Obama will carry Wisconsin,” he said. Fowler said the uninformed and undecided population decides elections, adding political advertisements reach out to those uninformed voters. According to Fowler, Wisconsin is traditionally a toss-up state but is becoming increasingly Democratic because of the growing amount of Democrats it elects to office. Fowler said Republicans and Democrats are fighting over the support of the middle class in this election. “[This election] is a struggle for the middle class,” he said. Vice presidential candidates matter very little, and Palin is serving as an effort to rally conservatives, according to Fowler.





Robert Booth Fowler, UW-Madison professor emeritus of political science, speaks at Memorial Union Sunday about voting in Wisconsin.

UHS offers UW-Madison students free flu shots University Health Services will begin providing free influenza shots to UW-Madison students Monday. According to UHS, the flu circulates Wisconsin between November and April. Students are encouraged to get the vaccination to lower their chances of infection. Any registered UW-Madison undergraduate or graduate student is able to receive the vaccination

at no cost with a valid universityissued ID. Students do not need to make an appointment to receive the vaccination—walk-ins are accepted at UHS, 1552 University Ave., weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Flu shots will be available through December at UHS’ current address and at UHS’ new University Square location, 333 East Campus Mall,

in January. After January, shots will only be available by appointment. Flu shots will also be administered at UHS satellite clinics in university residence halls. Any student can go to Elizabeth Waters Nov. 5, Chadbourne Nov. 6, Holt Commons Nov. 11 through 13, and Gordon Commons Dec. 1 through 4 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to receive the vaccination.

New physics and religion course available for spring semester A new course balancing science and religion will be offered at UWMadison next semester. Physics 222, created by UWMadison physics professor Marshall Onellion, will consist of topics including relativity, quantum mechanics and cosmolONELLION ogy. According to Onellion, only high school algebra is required and students of any year or major can

band from page 1 “I don’t have season football tickets but I wanted to come because I knew it was going to be a good game,” Rortvedt said. “I knew it would be like every other game I have been to with the band playing … Even [if ] we are getting beat, they are keeping our spirits up and keeping us cheering for our team.” Elizabeth Zipperle, a senior at

advisors from page 1 According to Ike Brannon, senior policy advisor for McCain, McCain is not a deregulator and proposed to create new regulation in the financial sector. Brannon said McCain’s willingness to “reach across the aisle” will be helpful in fixing the economic crisis. “If you look at John McCain’s career, he has made a habit of putting principle over political expediency, and I think given the crisis situation we have right now, now more than ever we need a president

take the course. Onellion said he decided to create the course after reading the Qurran and discussing with coworkers the relationship between science and religion. “I was aggravated by society talking about science and religion like a football game where you have to pick sides and stick to those sides,” he said. “I wanted to address the way I saw things—religion and science as complimentary.” Onellion has taught a science and religion course for the university’s First Year Interest Groups in the past but said he wanted to

teach a course involving a greater focus in physics. The goal of Physics 222 is to study physics and how it is modified, accepted and challenged in different social and religious cultures. Students who take the course will receive a writing intensive credit and quantitative reasoning B completion. The Spring 2009 schedule of classes will be available beginning Oct. 24, according to the Office of the Registrar website. For more information on Physics 222, contact —Erin Banco

the University of Virginia, said her first Badger game was “amazing” because of the school spirit the band provided. “I haven’t been to that many college football games but Wisconsin seems to have way more school spirit,” Zipperle said. “I loved how the band walked and played through the aisle to get the students excited … Their halftime show was great too because they

had so much technique.” Kaster said the most important part of having the band at the Badger games is to provide spirit and entertainment for the entire stadium. “I think it is great the band is back because of the school spirit they provide,” she said. “The songs they play get us to sing along together … They keep one of the great traditions of Wisconsin alive.”

who is willing to do just that,” Brannon said. Goolsbee said one of the causes of the financial crisis is the increased burden on the middle class in the last eight years. He said McCain’s tax policy is more geared toward the wealthy than President Bush’s, and criticized the Republicans’ “trickledown” theory that increased wealth for the well-off will benefit the middle class. “I suggest just go look at the data. That is a job killer, not a job creator,” Goolsbee said. Brannon said the way to

increase tax revenue is not to raise taxes but to increase economic growth and said McCain’s first course of action will be to expand the economy. He said McCain plans to increase funding for technical and community colleges to meet the demands of an ever-changing job market for technical careers. Goolsbee said the United States has the highest college dropout rate in the world because of the difficulty of paying for higher education, and college students would benefit from Obama’s plan for a $4000 per student per year tax credit.

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athletes should make use of academic services


he high-pressure, complicated and often overwhelming life of a collegiate athlete creates a difficult atmosphere for learning and career planning, especially when the majority of athletes will not be going on to a professional sport. However, UW-Madison admirably supports its student-athletes in a variety of ways, and studentathletes must do their share to honor the academic commitment of which they are a part. UW-Madison devoted $1.4 million to academic services for its athletes in 2007—nearly double the budget 10 years ago. These services range from numerous tutors in a variety of subject areas to career development and planning for the future. The services are a welcome program for varsity athletes, who face the handicap of a tight daily training schedule.

Athletes must hold up their end of the bargain if they are to receive such a large sum for academic services.

However, some aspects of the university’s support are simply outrageous. The university employs class checkers—students paid to make sure student-athletes are attending class—as a way to ensure studentathletes are honoring their academic commitments. The university spends $24,500 alone on these class checkers, a sad and embarrassing service that should not be necessary to encourage learning. Academic

Reduce Freakfest ticket costs for UW students Cheaper tab can improve safety, reward responsible students

support should be provided to athletes, not a babysitting service. Athletes should not need this kind of motivation to go to class.

Athletes receive the means to handle the busy lifestyle they live, but only they can choose to utilize them.

To their credit, athletes are responding strongly to the help. From 1997 to 2007, student-athlete graduation rates rose from 56 percent to 76 percent. Considering the general student population hovers around a 78 percent graduation rate, student-athletes are thriving under the increased academic funding. However, their GPAs still fall off considerably compared to the student body at large because they are not seeking out the services available to them. Athletes must hold up their end of the bargain if they are to receive such a large sum for academic services. UW-Madison should hold its varsity sports accountable for GPAs or redirect the funding for these services to the rest of the student body. Athletes receive the means to handle the busy lifestyle they live, but only they can choose to utilize them or not. Athletes are only required to maintain a 1.8 GPA to stay eligible, which is more than generous. There’s a reason the university refers to them as student-athletes. They are here for academics first, whether or not their future is in professional sports.


RYAN DASHEK opinion columnist


eeing as it’s October and that this is Madison, people’s thoughts begin to turn toward Halloween—from what they will be wearing to what they will be doing. Halloween is an exciting time for Madison students. Many people will undoubtedly be heading to Freakfest on State Street this year, while just as many will be going out to various parties scattered across campus. However, with the recent increase in crime, city officials should be doing more to encourage Madison students to attend a relatively safe Freakfest as opposed to going out for a night of heavy drinking around town. To do this, Madison students should be allowed into Freakfest for free—or at least at a lower ticket price. Considering most problems that led to the organization of Freakfest in the first place were caused by nonMadison residents, is it really logical to equally charge Madison students who follow the rules?

Encouraging students to attend Freakfest purely for the reason of safety makes sense.

City officials and the university should be doing more to ensure that students stay out of potentially dangerous situations, including house parties where students are likely to become intoxicated and may attempt to go someplace afterward. Whether traveling just down the block to

another friend’s house or to Ian’s for a late night snack, intoxicated students are putting themselves at risk whenever they head out late at night. To make matters worse, during Halloween a majority of Madison police will be watching Freakfest on State Street and not placing as much attention on lesser-used Madison roads, which students will be using once State Street is blocked off. This leaves students who choose to drink on Halloween susceptible to violent crimes. So how can we prevent this? A simple solution would be to encourage more students to stay away from the house parties and instead attend Freakfest, and the easiest way to do that is a drop in ticket price for UW-Madison students. Even if the price is only a few dollars less, more students will be inclined to attend the event and stay out of situations that place themselves at risk. After all, wasn’t one of the arguments for the city to stage an organized event on Halloween to provide students a safer alternative to house parties and drinking? One of the many reasons for the city to organize Freakfest was to cut back on the amount of crime that was so prevalent during past Halloweens. However, the majority of crimes were committed by non-Madison residents. According to the Madison Police Department, in 2003, nearly 40 percent of arrests were out-of-state residents, and the remaining 60 were comprised mostly from outside Madison residents. Although students do need to take at least some responsibility, those who do follow the rules should not be put in the same category as those who come to Madison and act inappropriately. Let the non-students pay extra, but allow responsible Madison students to get into Freakfest at a reduced cost. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know seven dollars is not outrageous, espe-

cially considering the amount of entertainment that is being offered. Multiple stages, including a nationally recognized headlining band, a giant movie screen and the lively atmosphere all for a mere seven dollars is actually quite reasonable.

Let the non-students pay extra, but allow responsible students to get into Freakfest at a reduced cost.

However, the principle of making Madison students pay is wrong. Furthermore, how long are ticket prices going to stay at seven dollars? We will likely see another price hike next year, as we have for the past two years (five dollars in 2006, then five in advance and seven dollars at the door in 2007, now seven dollars in advance and 10 at the door). I understand the city, with the budget woes it has been dealing with, is trying to get Freakfest to be self-supporting, but charging Madison students is the wrong way to go about doing it. Bringing in out-of-town corporations to further commercialize the event would be equally undesirable, but if more local businesses were encouraged to participate in the event, Madisonians would naturally benefit. Encouraging students to attend Freakfest purely for the reason of safety makes sense, and rewarding them for following the rules is equally reasonable. So why not let UWMadison students into Freakfest for free, or at least at a reduced ticket cost? This way, Freakfest can continue to be a success while both students and the city benefit. Ryan Dashek is a junior majoring in biology. Please send responses to


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Megapuss offer strange, authentic sound trip By Justin Dean

chords accompanied by the lyrics “well nobody told you you could Expounding on everything ever be like that.” from misunderstood duck peo“To The Love Within” is next ple who buy hummus at Trader with a festive, acoustic beat comJoe’s to governmental failure, plimented by playful lyrics and Devendra Banhart’s Megapuss the worldly sounds of clapping inhabit a baroque realm far and whistling. After another short acoustic from peculiar in their debut number, Banhart and compaalbum Surfing. A concoction of bizarre lyrics, ny break into their only other heathenous humor and insincere pop-sounding song in “Theme flashes of solemnity, listening to from Hollywood.” Highlighted Surfing qualifies as nothing more by a strange section consisting of a chothan a guilty CD REVIEW rus of meows, pleasure. But “Theme from the album’s brilliance isn’t solely Hollywood” in its sinful lyrfeatures the ics. Its eclectic refrain “Too tone ranges from much fun in jaunty to somber Hollywood and, combined / We’re havSurfing ing too much with Banhart’s Megapuss fun,” which is vintage vocals, repeated until gives Surfing a its catchy beat is permanently genuine feel. Banhart, known best for his lodged in the brain. The title track, “Surfing,” holistic harmonies and contributions to the emerging psychedel- combines ambient elements ic indie scene, joins forces with similar to that of Radiohead’s Priestbird’s Greg Rogove to give Kid A with the tranquil rock of Megapuss a unique sonic blend Phish’s Round Room. The song of eccentric spoken word and progresses into a piano-driven radical ’70s protest rock. Fabrizio dreamlike sequence as Banhart Moretti of the Strokes accompa- somberly wails, “I’m surfing / All nies the two on drums, and the the good times we’ve had.” group’s collective randomness is The following three tracks, the only constant throughout “Lavender Blimp,” “Mister the album. Meat (Hot Rejection)” and The album begins with the “Hamman” return the album naughtily named “Crop Circle to the quirky ambiance found Jerk ’94,” a catchy ’70s throw- earlier and prepare listeners back that has a love-struck for the outrageously crude “A Banhart proclaiming, “You know Gun On His Hip and a Rose I used to see fire in the sky / On His Chest.” Riddled with Now I see rainbows.” The main anti-government, anti-establick, a velvety bass/guitar combo lishment jargon, the song reminiscent of a G. Love groove, incorporates a pre-Ed Sullivan resonates throughout the verses Rolling Stones tone with the and gives way to the popped-out profane lyrics that depict the chorus of “I’m gonna give you band’s desire to vulgarly punall my lovin’ / And all my loving ish figures of authority. The goofiness continues with / ’Cuz it’s all for you.” One of the two somewhat “Chicken Titz” before returning normal songs featured on Surfing to solemnity in “Sayulita,” after paves the way to what may be which Surfing ends with two the most bizarre track, “Duck short acoustic numbers. People Duck Man,” a strange Make no mistake, Megapuss ode to the aforementioned duck is not for those on moral high people. The first minute of the ground. But on Surfing, the song monotonously discusses band impress with a diverse the “true” stereotypes that duck array of instrumentals coalesced people windsurf and “eat white with strange but effective lyrics bean and basil hummus,” only to to create an authentically origibe interrupted by bubbly guitar nal mix of music. THE DAILY CARDINAL


As Georgiana the Duchess of Devonshire, Keira Knightley fails to accurately highlight the character’s strong and individualistic qualities, as the film focuses instead on dramatic love triangles.

‘The Duchess’ stumbles Film brushes aside rich historical legacy of powerful noble By Lauren Fuller THE DAILY CARDINAL

A sweeping period drama about Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, “The Duchess” is a bland, largely flavorless story that takes one of the more interesting women in British history and reduces her to her relationships. From a purely technical standpoint, there’s nothing bad to say about the filmmaking. The extravagant period costumes are dazzling with detail, the cinematography is gorgeous, the music is soaring and the acting is solid, but overall, the film leaves viewers with the feeling of biting into a cream puff and finding that someone forgot the custard filling. Part of what hurts the film is the script. There are three screenwriters credited to the film (which may be the problem): Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen and Saul Dibb, the film’s director. Their script takes the life story of a vibrant woman who was politically active and influential a century before the women’s suffrage movement and dilutes it to little more than a romantic drama of love triangles and oppression. Honestly, how many period

dramas about the abuse and oppression of women in the 1700s do audiences need to see? From a historical perspective, women’s rights are important, but this isn’t a documentary, it’s a drama. Yes, Georgiana’s husband was probably a controlling, unemotional man who did whatever he wanted while imprisoning her within their marriage. Yes, her choices as a woman during that time period were limited, but we already know those things. Writers should show audiences something different and, most importantly, something about the ways in which she rose above the oppression of the era, rather than the ways it constrained her. “The Duchess” only delves briefly into Georgiana’s political activism. She was an important supporter of Whig politician and distant cousin Charles Fox and had an affair with future Prime Minister Charles Grey that nearly ended his political career. Audiences only see glimpses of this fierce noble and continue to wait for the film to highlight what an interesting person Georgiana was. Unfortunately, this never happens. There are several conversa-

tions about Georgiana’s marriage and how it was a bad match emotionally, but there is very little said of Georgiana’s spunk and spirit. Mostly, audiences see her spirit broken repeatedly, until she finally gives in and accepts her fate and duty as a woman. When opportunities arise to explore other aspects of her character, they’re briefly touched upon and then tossed aside.

How many period dramas about the abuse and oppression of women in the 1700s do audiences need to see?

“The Duchess” could have given audiences an interesting portrait of a vibrant, intelligent woman who was well ahead of her time in her ideas and opinions. The real tragedy is that it never lets audiences gain an understanding of that woman, and in the end, “The Duchess” is yet another fluffy period drama with some nice costumes. Grade: BC

Pale Young Gentlemen mature on introspective, thoughtful follow-up release By Kyle Sparks THE DAILY CARDINAL

Pale Young Gentlemen’s eponymous debut aroused a level of excitement rarely achieved by local bands. For most, though, Pale Young Gentlemen was enticing for its promise of what the band still had yet to unearth. Pale Young Gentlemen embodied the scene of a bar filled to capacity, bubbling with carefree, youthful enthusiasm. Black Forest (tra la la), the anticipated follow-up, occurs in a bar now vacant, aside from one man looming in the corner nursing a pint, glumly recounting his nebulous state of being. The opening track, “Coal/ Ivory,” details the smooth transition

from the old-time whimsy of the old days.” Everything comes tumDecemberists to the darker stylings bling down around him, though, of Arcade Fire. Michael Reisenauer’s on “Goldenface, Morninglight.” “Everything is vocals are more CD REVIEW changing, and I rushed, more desperate; the guitar am just alive,” he plucks and snare whimpers over snaps sound more sparse cello and deliberate, more violin bows. calculated. Robbed of any They’ve always hope, Reisenauer sounded more like turns to “The Black Forest Beirut than anyCrook of My Good (tra la la) thing else, and it’s Arm.” The apex of Pale Young most obvious on his depression is, Gentlemen the second track, incidentally, the “I Wasn’t Worried.” Reisenauer is most obvious regression to the babying his relationship, but in energetic, string-led arrangements the process he has no choice but so prominent on their debut. It’s to “rob the pockets of our good the one track with the most appar-

ent directionality and purpose, in both a literal and sonic sense. Yelling “Run, run through the thicket and the barley / Run, run for the sake of your good name,” Reisenauer abandons his problems and leans on an alternative method of coping while the guitar frantically details his anguish. “There is a Place?” is like a wellplaced rug, tying the whole album together. It is the point at which Pale Young Gentlemen finally stand up from their barstools and wander back out into the night, providing the crucial plot twist that gives the entire album of consciencemeddling, constant insecurity and indecision a solid purpose. “In a sort of way, I am walking home,”

Reisenauer reasons amidst a stirring melody of strings and bells before admitting, “Maybe I’m a fool, all right / But ask me how I slept last night.” The unsung hero in all of this is the music itself. Throughout Reisenauer’s self-deprecating narrative, the common denominator is the consistently impressive musical backing. Through all the highs and lows of this epic, the strings and piano provide a sturdy backbone, accenting every heartbreak and improvement and providing noticeable depth to his emotions. Ultimately, it’s these arrangements that make Reisenauer’s tale so engrossing and what make this album worth repeated listens.

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51 Parenthesis shape 52 Almost make a roster 60 Guy in a whale of a tale 61 Measure (out) 62 Traditional knowledge 63 Like Bo- Peep’s charges 64 Word with “pressure” or “group” 65 “Picnic” playwright 66 Type of nut or palm 67 Ballerinalike 68 Appear 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 21 22 25


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26 Vice president Stevenson 27 Othello and his countrymen 28 Photo ___ (camera sessions) 29 Obsolete 30 Sound for Old McDonald 32 Pond accumulation 33 Security problems 34 Gold unit 36 It keeps the Tempo going 40 Open in the garden 41 Nation founded in 1948 (Abbr.) 46 Ready for commitment 48 Main conduit 50 Waters of jazz 51 Fall flower 52 “By ___, I think he’s got it!” 53 Body of soldiers 54 Little trouble- makers 55 Flow slowly 56 “___ Com- ing” (Three Dog Night tune) 57 Eye receptor cell 58 Compulsion 59 Pour down 60 Psalms preceder

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Wisconsin women’s hockey team sweeps Ohio State By Brandon Storlie THE DAILY CARDINAL

The No. 2 Wisconsin women’s hockey team added a pair of wins to its record this weekend, tak-

ing down the No. 9 Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus. After a 7-4 victory Friday night, senior goaltender Jessie Vetter recorded the 28th shut-

out of her career Saturday, and the Badgers completed the sweep with a 4-0 win. After a scoreless first period on Friday, the Badgers (6-0-0) and


Wisconsin freshman Carolyne Prevost has two assists and four goals on the season. Prevost found the net twice for the Badgers this weekend when they faced off against Ohio State.

Buckeyes (2-2-0) combined for six goals in the first eight minutes of the second. Junior forward Jasmine Giles gave Wisconsin a 1-0 lead just under three minutes in. Ohio State’s Hayley Klassen answered less than a minute and a half later, knotting the score at 1-1. Freshman forward Carolyne Prevost put the Badgers out front again after an OSU high-sticking penalty, and freshman forward Brooke Ammerman recorded her seventh goal of the year less than two minutes later, giving Wisconsin a 3-1 advantage. Ohio State’s Natalie Spooner cut the UW lead in half just over six minutes into the second period, but sophomore forward Hilary Knight responded for the Badgers, giving Wisconsin a 4-2 lead at the end of the second period. Knight and Prevost each scored again in the third, as did the Buckeyes’ Klassen and Spooner. Junior forward Kyla Sanders added her first goal of the year to secure the win for the Badgers. Vetter made 26 saves, surrendering her first goals of the season. After a high-scoring affair Friday, Wisconsin put the clamps on defensively Saturday night. After putting up 30 shots in the first game, the Buckeyes could only manage 17 in the second. Vetter recorded her third shutout of the year, the 28th of

her career. Ammerman scored the eventual game-winning goal just over halfway through the first period, and Wisconsin held the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Less than two minutes into the second period, senior defender Alycia Matthews found senior forward Angie Keseley in the slot, and Keseley shelved the puck on the power play to give the Badgers a 2-0 advantage. With Wisconsin still up 2-0 at the beginning of the third, Knight scored her third goal of the series and team-leading 10th of the year, putting the puck past Ohio State goaltender Liana Bonanno on another UW power play. Junior forward Meghan Duggan and sophomore defender Malee Windmeier were credited with assists. Less than four minutes later, Giles closed out the scoring on assists from Ammerman and Sanders. The 4-0 win gave the Badgers a sweep in their first WCHA series of the year. Wisconsin goes on the road to face Bemidji State next weekend. The Badgers and Beavers will face off in the inaugural women’s United States Hockey Hall of Fame Game Saturday. The game will be held at the Hippodrome in Eveleth, Minn. — contributed to this report.

Daily Cardinal crushes Badger Herald in biggest rivalry game of the year With redemption on their minds and scruff above their lips, Daily Cardinal staffers embarrassed The Badger Herald Friday in the annual Cardinal-Herald Football Classic. Unwilling to leave the game in the referees’ hands as it did in a rare loss last year, the Cardinal jumped out to a huge lead early in the game and never looked back, winning 26-12 on the fields of Vilas Park. Quarterback Tom Shield led the mustached Cardinal squad, running for a touchdown and passing for two while mounting a 19-0 halftime lead. “After we were done with him, [Herald quarterback Ben Voelkel] made Allan Evridge look like Brett Favre.” Nate Carey defensive lineman The Daily Cardinal

Shield dismantled the Herald defense so thoroughly that Chancellor Biddy Martin—who came to see the first CardinalHerald contest under her tenure— left not long after she arrived. “I’ve seen enough,” Martin said. “You guys [the Cardinal]

football from page 1 The Badgers have had success this season against dangerous return men, but broke down against Williams Saturday night. “I only saw one replay of it, and they got leverage out of our left tackle and our left wing and sealed everybody else back inside,” Bielema said. “[Williams] started in the middle and it broke out to our left.” Wisconsin’s lone touchdown came with 4:21 left in the first half, when senior quarterback Allan Evridge

obviously have it in the bag.” And have it in the bag they did. The Cardinal coasted in the second half, containing the Herald offense with its unyielding pressure on quarterback Ben Voelkel. Cardinal defensive lineman Nate Carey recorded four sacks, and on one play—after forcing Voelkel to dump the ball off to center Becky Vevea—pivoted and dove for Vevea, detaching her flag and causing her to fall flat on her face. “That was definitely a metaphor for how the game went,” Carey said. “Not the sort of metaphor I’d expect the Herald to understand or have any sense of humor about—but the point is that after we were done with him, Voelkel made Allan Evridge look like Brett Favre.” Voelkel admitted that his failure to compete was due in part to Carey’s dominating pressure, but also because the Cardinal had his receivers—much like campus news—completely covered. The Herald squad appeared unathletic and confused all game, twice ripping the pants of Cardinal players instead of grabbing their flags. “I thought that was a little ironic, as it was in fact their defense that came apart at the seams,” Cardinal co-head coach

Ben Breiner mused as he thoughtfully stroked his fu-manchu. Championing a “1-0” philosophy going into the game in an attempt to forget a horrid record against the Cardinal in previous contests, the Herald was left making rationalizations less sound than the sources on which they base their top news stories.

scrambled to the left and was able to beat Penn State to the left pylon for a five-yard score. However, after only getting six first downs in the first half and 156 yards of total offense, Evridge was benched at the 3:15 mark of the third quarter for backup Dustin Sherer. Basically, it was the Daryll Clark show all night long, as the junior signal-caller for Penn State controlled the entire game from the start of the second quarter. Clark finished with 244 yards, completing 16 of his 25 attempts, along with one touchdown—a 44-

yard strike to senior wide receiver Deon Butler—and one interception.

“I’ve seen enough. You guys [the Cardinal] obviously have it in the bag.” Biddy Martin chancellor UW-Madison

“Well... in losing, we kept our overall record partly in line with the ‘1-0’ mantra,” Herald Editorin-Chief Tom Schalmo said. “We still only have a ‘1’ in the win column all-time against the Cardinal, and it’s the win column that matters.” “That’s what he [Bret Bielema] means when he says that, right?” In an attempt to save face, the Herald challenged the Cardinal to a post-game flip-cup contest, but, alas, were again outmatched and fell 4-2.

“Our team did some good things at times, but overall did not do very many positive things, especially in the first half.” Bret Bielema head coach UW Football

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Cardinal quarterback Tom Shield stretches for the first-down marker after Herald defenders were unable to wrap him up and bring him down.

times for a total of 18 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Clark did not come back into the game after his interception to junior linebacker Culmer St. Jean early in the fourth quarter, but Penn State already had a 41-7 lead at that point. Sherer led the Wisconsin offense with 115 passing yards, while junior running back P.J. Hill rushed for 58. Defensively, senior linebacker Jonathan Casillas led the way with nine tackles, but it was the defense’s inconsistency

while tackling that allowed PSU to build such a big lead. “We didn’t tackle too [well] today,” senior linebacker and team captain DeAndre Levy said. “We tackled well last week, but we can’t be up and down like that.” It is those types of inconsistencies on both sides of the ball that have left Wisconsin 0-3 in the Big Ten. The Badgers will head down to Iowa next weekend to take on the Hawkeyes (1-2 Big Ten, 4-3 overall).

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The season is half over, and the Badgers aren’t set on a quarterback. After getting demolished 48-7 by Penn State Saturday in a third consecutive Big Ten loss, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said the coaching staff will re-assess the game film, see what happens in practice and decide on a starter sometime this week. Senior quarterback Allan Evridge performed well in his first three games as starter, but began faltering in the fourth quarter against Michigan and Ohio State. Evridge completed just 2-of-10 passes for 50 yards and threw an interception against Penn State. Wisconsin finally put junior backup quarterback Dustin Sherer in when the Badgers were down 41-7 late in the third quarter.

“I’ve waited for the opportunity, and if that opportunity comes, then I hope to run with it.” Dustin Sherer junior quarterback UW Football

After putting up with incomplete passes, unsuccessful runs, a fumble and an interception to cap off his final drive as quarterback, the home crowd had enough of Evridge and began booing. “You try not to listen to those [boos], but we didn’t really give the fans anything to cheer about,” Evridge said. Sherer instantly revitalized UW hopes of not getting completely butchered by the Lions, as he completed his first two passes back-to-back—a 23-yard toss to junior tight end Garrett Graham and a 13-yard pass to sophomore

wide receiver Isaac Anderson. A 15-yard rush by junior running back P.J. Hill put the Badgers near the red zone, but Sherer squandered any momentum that the quarterback change-up could have produced when he forced a throw under pressure intended for Graham that was picked off by Penn State cornerback Lydell Sargeant, who ran 55 yards with the ball. “I forced the ball to Garrett,” Sherer said. “I shouldn’t have thrown it, and I wish I had that one back, but you learn from it.” Sherer’s next drive included three complete passes, including two throws to senior tight end Travis Beckum. But a potential score was spoiled after Sherer lost hold of the ball, which was recovered by Penn State, during a sack on a 4th-and-11 play. Although his stats don’t mean as much since Penn State put in their backups by mid-fourth quarter after knowing the game was wrapped up, Sherer completed a respectable 9-of-17 passes for 115 yards. “I told him that we were in four-down territory any time that we got the ball off our section,” Bielema said. “So he went in there, and I really liked the energy he showed in the huddle.” Penn State’s superb pass rush was effective at flustering Evridge and Sherer. They both were forced to get the ball out fast to avoid getting sacked and resorted to running the ball themselves a total of 12 times. Penn State’s defensive linemen got their hands on several throws, and Evridge launched the ball short of his target several times. “A couple of balls were just getting batted down at the line of scrimmage,” Evridge said. “Penn State had a great pass rush, and guys were getting their hands in the air.” Although most UW quarter-


Wisconsin senior quarterback Allan Evridge struggled against the Penn State defense Saturday night at Camp Randall. Evridge only completed two passes for 50 yards and threw one interception on the night. back runs resulted in a loss or short gain, Evridge was able to capitalize on a couple of them. He ran 19 yards down the left sideline after evading a sack and ran it in for the team’s lone touchdown on a 2-yard dash that ended in a dive just over the corner of the goal line. Earlier that drive, Evridge completed a 42-yard throw to Beckum. “He did some things that we were hoping that he would do,” Bielema said, explaining why he decided to keep Evridge in as long as he did.

The devastating loss cannot be pinned on Evridge or any other individual, as the Penn State defense was also effective at limiting yards gained on the ground. Hill and freshman running back John Clay managed to picked up 105 yards in 25 carries together, but the running game was just as ineffective as third-down passing. UW converted just 5-of-16 third down attempts. Either Evridge or Sherer will start next weekend’s away game at Iowa, and Bielema said that who-

ever ends up starting has to step it up for the Badgers to end the season on an acceptable note. While he isn’t counting on starting, Sherer said he’s ready to lead the team if the coaches ask him to. “Allan’s our guy,” Sherer said. “He struggled a little bit, and we kind of wanted to change the pace and just get my feet wet. “[But] I’ve waited for the opportunity, and if that opportunity comes, then I hope to run with it.”

UW men’s hockey team fails to find its first win of season By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL

On four separate occasions, the No. 14 Wisconsin men’s hockey team established one-goal

leads over the weekend. Holding onto those leads, however, proved to be a far greater challenge. The Badgers dropped their first two games of the season, losing to


Wisconsin sophomore forward Patrick Johnson (picture above from last season) scored the first goal of the season for the Badgers early in their contest with Boston College.

No. 1 Boston College 5-4 Friday and falling 5-1 the next night at No. 7 New Hampshire. It was Wisconsin’s first 0-2 start since 1998. Wisconsin sophomore forward Patrick Johnson scored the season’s first goal three minutes into the game when he put a rebound past the Eagles’ sophomore netminder, John Muse. BC tied it up three minutes later when Brian Gibbons scored on a power play. Early in the second period, the Badgers found themselves down after a shorthanded goal, but freshman forward Jordy Murray scored his first goal as a Badger to tie it up. Freshman defender Eric Springer gave the Badgers the lead again, but BC came back to tie it up at three all before the second period came to a close. Wisconsin’s last gasp came when senior forward Ben Street scored 80 seconds into the final period. Gibbons scored the Eagles’ second shorthanded goal minutes later, and Eagles freshman forward Cam Atkinson put in the game-winner on a backhand shot with seven minutes left in the game. The Badgers failed to convert on any of their six power plays and gave up a pair of goals with the man advantage.

Wisconsin senior goaltender Shane Connelly stopped 84 percent of the shots he saw and gave up more goals (five) than he had in any game since November. Connelly was not, however, in net the next evening to face UNH. That responsibility fell to sophomore Scott Gudmandson. Both teams combined for 11 first period penalties, but neither could score despite 27 total shots on goal. Several times the Badgers found themselves in a 3-on-5 disCONNELLY advantage, but Gudmandson kept turning the Wildcats away. Junior forward John Mitchell broke the scoreless tie early in the second period off an assist from sophomore defender Ryan McDonagh. That was, however, the last time the Badgers found the back of the net and served as a prelude to an avalanche of Wildcat goals. First, sophomore forward James van Riemsdyk scored on a near-empty net when Gudmandson lost track of the puck. Then, sophomore forward

Paul Thompson put UNH up for good just 39 seconds later. Gudmandson again got in trouble when he meandered out of the crease to retrieve the puck but was beaten to it by sophomore Wildcat forward Mike Sislo, who scored an unassisted goal on the open net. At the end of the second, Wisconsin found itself down 3-1, despite out-shooting UNH 15-7 in the period. New Hampshire added a pair of insurance goals in the final period as the Badgers could not score on any of their five power plays in the last 20 minutes. The Badgers’ schedule does not get any easier, with a trip to No. 6 Denver next weekend, followed by a home series with No. 10 Minnesota and a visit to No. 5 North Dakota. The difficult opening schedule could prove costly for the Badgers, as the NCAA instituted a new rule this season which requires teams to have more wins than losses to compete in postseason tournaments. The Badgers made the 16-team NCAA tournament last season with a 16-17-7 record. — contributed to this report.


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