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High-speed rail in Wis. is first step for Midwest By Cathy Martin The Daily Cardinal
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ASM and WISPIRG declared Thursday a ‘Haiti Day of Action,’ and donation tables were set up all across campus, including at Memorial Union, to allow students to donate to the Haiti relief efforts.
‘Day of Action’ raises money for Haiti relief By Hannah McClung The Daily Cardinal
Volunteers from several UW-Madison organizations manned donation tables across campus Thursday to raise money for Haiti earthquake victims. The day was declared a “Haiti Day of Action” by the Associated Students of Madison and the Wisconsin Student Public Interest Research Group and consisted of donation tables at eight different locations throughout campus. Students who did not have donations to give but wanted to help out were given the opportunity to sign up for alternative ways to get involved with the relief effort. According to Ritika Batajoo, UW-Madison senior and WISPIRG intern, the morning went well at the Memorial Union location, with stu-
dent and community donations surpassing her expectations. “The event was a collective effort with a goal of getting as many donations as possible,” she said. According to Batajoo, throughout the day, more than 80 volunteers worked more than 120 cumulative hours. Batajoo said the event was not just about money but also geared toward ensuring that all students are informed about the situation in Haiti. “It is really important to help other people out there because whatever’s going on in Haiti could easily have been us,” she said. UW-Madison sophomore Natalie Timpone said she decided to volunteer because she wanted to help with the situation and thought she could do more with a group than as an individual. “It was really great when I heard
about the ASM and WISPIRG [event] because I thought that’s something that’s actually going to make a difference,” she said. According to Timpone, it is important to be able to “pool together” and donate to bigger organizations like Doctors Without Borders and the American Red Cross. Caitlin Bender, a UW-Madison senior, said she dropped change into the collection container at the Memorial Union location because she has family friends who are affected by the situation in Haiti. The Haiti Day of Action ended with the WSUM Student Radio Dance Party for Haiti Relief at the Majestic Theatre. All proceeds from the dance will be donated to the Doctors Without Borders Emergency Relief Fund.
Lawmakers and federal officials remain optimistic about Wisconsin’s recently announced $810 million federal grant Thursday. “Through high-speed rail, President Obama is making a major investment in the future of Wisconsin’s economy,” Gov. Jim Doyle said in a statement. The rail lines would connect Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Minneapolis/St. Paul using federal stimulus money. The train system should greatly benefit Wisconsin’s economy by creating engineering and construction jobs, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said on his blog. The mayor also said it will ultimately provide a more convenient option for personal travel while linking industries and institutions in Milwaukee and Madison more closely. “The tighter collaborations that will occur with this rail connection are going to result in new products, services and efficiencies
that we can’t even fully predict today,” Cieslewicz said. Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group Director Bruce Speight said he supports the investment because it will renovate 80 miles of existing track, allowing the construction to move more quickly. Although the MadisonMilwaukee line has a tentative completion date of 2013, the routes connecting Wisconsin to Chicago and the Twin Cities have no specific time frame. Richard Harnish, executive director of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, said although the Obama administration’s plans to connect four major cities in the Midwest are exciting, it is not enough. “We want to make sure that this is seen as just the first step and that we continue to get more aggressive about expanding high-speed rail throughout the Midwest,” rail page 3
State Senate passes three major bills but postpones MPS discussions By Justin Eells The Daily Cardinal
The Wisconsin state Senate passed three major bills Thursday, all largely supported by Democratic lawmakers. A bill that would change the eligibility criteria for representation by a public defender passed in the Senate on a 21-12 vote and awaits a final vote in the Assembly. According to state Sen. Spencer Coggs, D-Milwaukee, one of the senators who introduced the bill, it will both uphold the constitutional rights of defendants and save county governments over $7.6 million per year.
“This legislation is vital to the interests of defendants and the efficient, constitutional operation of our courts,” Coggs said in a release. The Wisconsin Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Act passed 19-13 in the Senate and would require health insurance plans to provide mental health and substance abuse coverage. Opponents argued the bill is too costly for employers and will raise health insurance premiums while supporters argued that it is long overdue and saves money. “It is well-established that failsenate page 3
PAVE speaker emphasizes severity of stalking By Melanie Teachout The Daily Cardinal
The student group Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment hosted an informational session about stalking Thursday as part of National Stalking Awareness Month. Rebecca Dreke, the senior program associate for the National Center for Victims of Crime, said students should take stalking seriously. “Stalking does take this backseat when we’re looking at dating violence or sexual violence,” she said. “People think it’s not that serious, that it’s just a joke, that if you ignore it, it will go away, or that it only happens to celebrities.” According to Dreke, stalking is an evasive crime because it uses legal actions to create fear in the victim.
Kari Mickelson, PAVE outreach coordinator, said stalking can be difficult to define. “Stalking is hard to deal with because the thing that defines stalking is whether or not the victim feels fear,” she said. “It’s usually behaviors that wouldn’t otherwise be criminal like sending an e-mail or calling them. Normally that would be fine, but when repeated over and over again, it becomes a crime.” According to Dreke, stalking criminalizes what is otherwise noncriminal behavior. “When they’re put together as a pattern of behavior directed at that person that causes that person to feel fear is when you have the crime of stalking,” she said. Dreke said stalking is more prevalent on college campuses than in the
general population. “A lot of campuses, even huge ones like this campus, are sort of closed environments,” she said. “You have routines; you’re going to school, you’re going to work, then you’re going out with your friends. A lot of times, there is only one degree of separation between you and everybody else on campus.” She added that stalking often occurs between two people who know each other. “A lot of people think it’s just the old stereotype: the stranger, the Peeping Tom or the person watching form afar, but that’s not the case,” Dreke said. “Only about 10 percent of the cases is it a stranger.” For more information about safety tips regarding stalking, visit www.ncvc.org.
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Rebecca Dreke, from the National Center for Victims of Crime, explained how to spot stalking to a group of students Thursday.
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s of last evening, it’s become evident that even superheroes are not immune from one of humanity’s most menacing qualities: envy. In a strikingly bold move, Robin, arguably the nation’s most popular sidekick, defected from his daily duties of shining Batman’s utility belt and vacuuming the batcave in an attempt to persuade the nation’s most neglected superheroes to unionize. A somber Batman, wiping tears aside with his cape, addressed the nation early this morning as the story broke. “I don’t know what to think right now. The Boy Wonder just up and left after a small argument we had about his desire for less confining underpants... he didn’t even say goodbye!” Without the power of flight or super speed, it took Robin all night to gather the dregs of the American superhero community. Aside from self-appointed union leader Robin, the “better-known” members of the freshly created “Undervalued Superheroes
of America Union” (or USAU) include Aquaman, the Green Lantern, Catwoman, Captain America, the Human Torch and the world’s favorite blind superhero, Daredevil. Unfortunately, none of the heroes had a sanctuary of adequate space for the meeting, save for Aquaman, whose abode lies in the middle of the Pacific. As a result, the desperate heroes were left with Robin’s “Plan B,” which consisted of forcibly removing the employees of a seldom-visited Denny’s restaurant in rural Idaho. Just recently, the USAU allowed a local reporter into Denny’s to discuss its demands of the public over some clearly burned hash browns, courtesy of the Human Torch’s heavy-handed cooking style. The local reporter, Carl Flatsworth, found himself thrown into the mess during his morning jog. He grudgingly took down the reject-heroes’ biddings, quite sure that the general public gave just about as much of a rat’s ass as he did about the subject. The following are a few of the more legible testimonials taken, clearly jotted down haphazardly on a few stray napkins. Daredevil: Obviously distraught over losing what little popularity he had after the 2003 motion picture “Daredevil”
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bombers before they patch it up!” Robin: A veritable laundry list of demands, including the desire to be named after a much less “goddamn unexceptional” bird for a change. His top choices include “anything but that orange-bellied, suburban disgrace of evolution.” Also, although both he and his more well-known partner-in-crime (busting) do not actually have superpowers, Robin would like to be known for more than his tight “man-panties” and “mildly-humorous taglines.” “Oh, and screw Superman,” he added. “Boy, I’d sure like to feed that show-off a kryptonite slushy.” Holy mutiny, Batman! Aquaman: Would finally like the chance to publicly challenge the beloved Michael Phelps to a race, freestyle across the Atlantic and butterfly back. He also expressed his interest in the ability to communicate with “anything but fucking fish, please.” Now all we can do is play the waiting game. Will the outcry of these failed attempts at respect be heard, or will Robin go the way of the dodo? Only time will tell, and unfortunately, not even the most pampered superheroes have that ability. Convinced you have lackluster superpowers? Email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org with your story.
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Hi Erica, I have a question about blowjobs. I have never been able to reach orgasm from a blowjob except on a few rare occasions, and manual stimulation was also used. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. It feels great, and I wish my girlfriend did it more. However, she blames herself for not being able to make me come to fruition. She gets frustrated, and it gets to my head too... I’m at my wit’s end, and I (and probably her as well) am willing to try anything. —Loves It But Hates It
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tanked. Although he was somewhat glad he didn’t actually have to “see” the movie, his ears were all he needed to classify the movie as “absolute horseshit.” His demands include that a new movie be made, requesting only that Ben Affleck not be in it, not even in a supporting role. Catwoman: Basically had the same demands as Daredevil, albeit substituting in Halle Berry for Ben Affleck where appropriate. Also, a lifetime supply of Friskies premium cat food, threatening that if she’s not fully fed in one day’s time, “the world will pay dearly at the might of her superpowers,” though no one is quite sure how she will achieve this, or what her powers even are. Captain America: Just plain bored of the relative peace today and would like the United States to be “kicking more ass” abroad, with him leading the charge. With little use for him after his top secret “super-soldier” injection he received during World War II and Hitler long dead, he’s really been itching for some liberation. America added, “I mean come on! We’ve got like 15 friggin’ aircraft carriers armed to the teeth and China’s still fiddling with that pile of junk carrier the Russians gave them 20 years ago, let’s send those commies a couple of high-altitude
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OMG, LIBHI, you have no idea how selfishly thrilled I am that you decided to e-mail me. I had my first round of midterms this week, and if I had to sit around and think up something to write for the sex column, my head probably would have exploded. And speaking of explosions, let me start answering your question by first saying that absolutely nothing is wrong with you. There’s no right or wrong way a consenting adult can have an orgasm. Lots of times, it takes a rather specific type of stimulation to make us come— hard and fast, long and deep, little counterclockwise circles. As a result of this specificity, some things that can be fantastically pleasurable (sexually and
otherwise) might not necessarily be orgasmically pleasurable. Few among us don’t love a long back rub or a hot shower—but few among us have orgasms from those things, either. If our goal is to increase the variety of stimuli that can make us come, the first step is to approach our quest with an open mind. If our (lack of ) orgasm is getting to our heads, as in LIBHI’s case, then game over; pull up your pants, roll over and go to sleep. The most powerful sex organ we have is our brains, and the easiest way to ensure we do not have an orgasm is to worry about whether we’re going to have one. This seems like sort of, ahem, a nobrainer, but it can be extremely difficult to get that nagging worry out of our heads. So the first step is to try to truly ingrain this into our minds. Next, if that worry is proving to be particularly insidious, there are a couple of ways to shut it up as we’re working to get rid of it. First, play on your existing confidence. You mention you are able to come with a combination of oral sex and manual stimulation. Work with that. Not only is combining manual stimulation with oral sex just a great general oral sex tip, but in pretty much all situations, we feel more confident doing something when we’ve done it before. Outside the bedroom, take a moment to talk with your partner and recall the techniques you used last time you came from oral sex. Try to replicate that exact pressure, that exact speed. If it’s a little different, no big deal. But just entering the bedroom with the mindset that you’ve been here before and it rocked your socks off might make a big difference.
Second, in addition to combining the two types of stimulation you know you enjoy, work more types of stimulation into the equation. Try a 69 position so you can see, taste and smell how delicious your partner is while she performs oral sex on you. Or just try a different position, period. See how you like the addition of a small butt plug. If you’ve already got a butt plug, see how you like a vibrating one. Turn on your favorite sexy movie or porn in the background, or make a Blow Jamz playlist on your iPod. Make eye contact with your partner, or close your eyes and pull up your favorite fantasy. And speaking of fantasizing, my final suggestion is to turn the blowjob itself into a sexy fantasy. When you’re masturbating, fantasize about oral sex. Think about your partner’s warm, wet mouth. Picture her eyes glancing up at you as her lips slide all the way down your cock. Keep your fantasy going as you come closer and closer to orgasm until finally “she” makes you come with her mouth. When oral sex (or any other type of stimulation) becomes a toecurling desire, instead of a worrisome challenge, it’s much easier to relax and get lost in the sensations. Best of luck, LIBHI, and a million thanks for sending in your question. Unfortunately, I don’t have any “First Question of the Semester” prizes, but I hope my appreciation and your ejaculation will be reward enough. Erica is a first-year med student on the verge of losing her marbles. Your most pressing sex questions help remind her that there is life outside of Ebling Library. Send a reminder to her at email@example.com.
Edgewater proposal reviewed by Council By Sam Berg The Daily Cardinal
Advocates of the Hammes Co.’s proposed Edgewater Hotel renovation presented to members of the Madison Common Council once again Thursday evening. The proposed project has incited controversy over its possible violation of zoning ordinances in the historic Mansion Hill neighborhood and possible obstruction of lake views. Representatives of the development project addressed these concerns. Brad Murphy, the planning division director of the Edgewater project, said despite these concerns, the new hotel would be an indispensable addition to Madison. “This can become the place that is uniquely Madison,” Murphy said. He also said the development team is considering adding an ice rink to the property. Murphy said if the opportunity was rejected it “would be regretted by the community for years to come.” The development team has been attempting to gain the city’s approval of their plan for months. Their fatigue showed as Murphy complained of the “hardships [the team] has gone through to get this plan off the ground.” Among the many arguments
in favor of the plan brought up by the development team was that the renovated hotel would become a cultural hub. “The open space that would be created by the development could be used in all seasons, especially in the summer, possibly as an expansion of the art fair,” Murphy said. Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, asked Murphy about rumors that had circulated accusing the Edgewater development team of inflating the projected number of jobs that would be created by the renovations. The team said their project would create around 500 jobs, but specified that not all of them would be on-site. “If someone flies into the airport and takes a taxi to the Edgewater, that’s a job,” Murphy said. The presenters left questions about the public funding of the proposed project via tax increment financing mostly unanswered. Public funding for the project was included in the Edgewater’s budget, but the predicted appreciation of the properties surrounding the proposed development, and the increased tax revenue it would bring, is anticipated to make up for the money the city would put toward the project.
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WSUM hosted a dance party Thursday night, which included a disc jockey, to cap off Haiti Relief Day, which took place at various locations on campus.
Citizens speak out in opposition to current downtown alcohol density plan at meeting Community and business leaders gathered Thursday to state their case against the Alcohol License Density Ordinance. The ordinance, which was being discussed by the Alcohol License Review Subcommittee on Downtown Alcohol Issues and Ordinances, is due to expire in October. However, committee members expressed interest in amending ALDO before that date. The density plan was drafted in 2007 in response to a high number of alcohol-related problems in the downtown area and limits the number of liquor licenses available downtown. “I think the intent [of the ordinance] was good, but it has ended up punishing everybody for the
sins of a few,” community member Rosemary Lee said. The citizens who spoke at the meeting supported either amending the ordinance or allowing it to expire indefinitely. “The economic conditions have changed quite a bit since ALDO went into place,” Mary Carbine, executive director of Madison’s Central Business Improvement District, said. “The ALDO doesn’t really have the flexibility to enable the property and business owners to adapt to the circumstances,” she said Many of the speakers took issue with a section of the ordinance that requires property owners to find a new tenant within 365 days of their previous tenant ceasing operations
if they wish to retain their alcohol beverage license. “The 365-day rule is sometimes enough time,” Paul Muench of Urban Land Interests, a local real estate development firm, said. “But more often than not it takes longer than that … 365 days in my world is a very brief amount of time.” Speakers also expressed concern with a section of the density plan that requires applicants classified as an exceptional circumstance to have no more than 25 percent of their annual gross revenue come from the sale of alcohol. “I’ve always been surprised by how Madison likes to limit its flexibility,” Muench said. —Grace Urban
MPD releases sketch of robbery suspect
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The Madison Police Department released a sketch Thursday of the suspect involved in last weekend’s campus-area armed robbery of a UW Madison student. The 20-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint on a bike path near the 100 block of North Mills Street Saturday around 7:40 p.m.
Madison Police Department officers responded to a call at the Equinox apartment building at approximately 8 p.m.
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Seven police cars, an ambulance and a fire truck lined Gorham Street in front of the Equinox apartment building Thursday evening in response to a fight. According to a police officer at the scene, the large number of people involved in the incident is what called so many officers to the building around 8 p.m. UW-Madison junior Natalie Stong, who lives in an apartment across the street, said she
saw a man in a red hooded sweatshirt being questioned in the Equinox lobby. “He was surrounded by policemen and two firefighters,” she said. “[Then] he limped to the ambulance and was in there for a while.” The ambulance ultimately left for the hospital, according to the police officer. No deaths resulted from the battery incident. It is unclear how many were injured.
senate from page 1 ing to provide adequate coverage for these treatable diseases drives up costs throughout society—onto the workplace, the corrections system, county budgets, taxpayers and families across the state,” state Rep. Sandy Pasch, D-Whitefish Bay, said in a press release. The Senate voted 18-15 to pass
The suspect ran off with her purse. As evidenced in the sketch, the suspect is a 20- to 25-yearold male, possibly Asian and 150 pounds with a medium build, dark eyes and heavy dark eyebrows. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers by calling 608-266-6014. main objective. He called the federal funds a “down payment,” but said there was a need for further funding to allow the connection to the Twin Cities.
“This is a major project that will … invest in our long-term growth, connecting the major centers of commerce in Wisconsin and the Midwest,” Doyle said.
Assembly Bill 458, which prohibits abstinence-only sex education classes in school districts that include a human growth and development course. Although some argued the bill diminishes school district control, the bill has already passed in the Assembly and will go to Gov. Jim Doyle for approval. As evening approached, the Assembly voted for governance
change in Milwaukee Public Schools to go under individual review, though no bills were introduced. Despite Doyle’s call for a special session, both supporters and opponents of mayoral district control tried to reach a compromise. According to Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, there were not enough votes to pass the bill, and the special session was discontinued until Tuesday.
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to watch the stampede from, only promising to follow the creatures later when a The official website of Beach House, comfortable distance has been made. the four-year-old, two-person “dream-pop” Their commitments waver throughout, duo, brings you to a single image of the not even willing to let their adolesence two acting like a pair of misfit, ironically out of sight on the final track, the standswanky teens. You can’t see their faces. out “Take Care.” It uses the witty double There is a sculpture of a head with mul- entendre of the title to half commit to their tiple faces in between them, and Victoria audience and half say “see you around,” as Legrand’s hand is tucked into her pants the song bursts open for the welcoming next to her belt buckle, chorus, “I’ll take care of CD REVIEW where “GIT SUM!” has you / If you ask me to / In been MSPainted in. To a year or two.” boot, the three links on What allows them to the page—aside from those create such intrigue while accessing a new Teen Dream remaining unobtrusive is single—are miniscule and that amazingly coy sense hidden. As a whole, this that they want you—subjects within songs as well is uncannily indicative of Teen Dream as listeners—to get lost in the unabashed timidity and Beach House their music and persons as awkward social remoteness Beach House purvey much as they are. The production is often swimming with simplicity through their music. They want you to visit their site, but that is impossible to overthink, and the they’re not ones to share anything personal vocals are just as often swirling around you except their music, which Beach House in mesmerizing fashion, as if they are trickstill keeps distanced from their subject ing any overthinkers into focusing until and, as a result, their listeners. However, their greater awareness and perceptions where Beach House have been introverted, are dizzyingly fogged out of the equation or awkwardly expressive at best, in the and all that is left is the music’s buried past, they allow their sound to swell on emotional pull. Teen Dream. Yet it’s only to extend a small personal bubble of warmth around them as an unspoken invitation to listeners, and if you’re lucky enough to let yourself get The simplicity is so blunt at times, lost in their adolescent, dreamy landscapes, it makes the overall breathtaking they provide a hearth to protect from their effects inexplicable. superficially icy exterior. And for those who can’t break through that mental barrier, Beach House keep distant by transporting listeners from one icy setting to another, as if you are looking To their credit, they’re beginning to rely into a series of engrossingly vivid snow globes. The album opens gradually with on this factor less and less with each record “Zebra,” as if the listener is waking up as they learn to toe the line of accessibilin medias res, only the action turns out ity. It’s getting to the point where you can to be a beautiful scene. The opener also expect an upcoming album to produce uses uncharacteristic, yet bluntly appropri- crossover success with a worthy single. ate imagery—“Any way you run, you run But not yet, and in this case, that’s a good before us / Black and white horse arching thing because their current identity defies among us,” which Legrand’s vocals and superficial aesthetics ironically. melodies drag back to a more fitting igloo As it remains, Teen Dream offers up THE DAILY CARDINAL
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Beach House’s bashful nature can make their new album inaccessible for those unwilling to break through the mental barrier, but those who can will not be disappointed. poignant yet simple melodies, but as far as ket each precise yet dreamy melody, only overall accessibility, the hooks are buried getting ruffled on scandalously upbeat beneath piles of snow, keeping listeners tracks like the glowing “Norway.” But even content with the overall pleasantness if more crucial to their appeal is the lack of they’re not willing to engage in the music, pompous ambition that results from their though it’s begging to be uncovered and entire scope, from the basic production to the nonconfrontational lyricisms. share warmth. In this way, Teen Dream is cohesive and The key to this hidden depth is the simplicity with which they have finally learned consistent, two marks of an album not to expand. “Used to Be,” the album’s first likely to disappear from playlists anytime single, carries the apparent theme of quar- soon. And if you find the overall aesthetic ter-note melodies more effectively than boring, then you’re not getting lost in anything else on the album. For while the their “dream” as intended. But Beach song is the first thing they’ve ever made House have finally made their dreams that feels almost giddy, the melody hangs enticing, which makes Teen Dream the suspended in half time. The simplicity is warmest jacket you can find for winter’s icy so blunt at times that it makes the overall demeanor, even if its superficial aesthetics breathtaking effects inexplicable. can be so chilling you can see the breath of A large part of it is the vocals that blan- fresh air the album is.
WUD Film Committee offers students opportunity to see quality foreign ﬁlms DAN SULLIVAN sullivan’s travels
t’s really too bad that, at some indeterminate point in American cultural history, having a taste for world cinema became a signifier of either one’s sophistication or one’s pretentiousness. Equally unfortunate is the categorical division between American films and nonAmerican films: To speak of works such as Fritz Lang’s “M” as being strictly “foreign” is to downplay the influence they have had on movies made right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. With that said, major kudos are due to WUD Film Committee for providing UW students with the opportunity to see four canonical masterpieces of world cinema on 35mm this weekend.
Don’t waste the opportunity to see some of ﬁlm history’s most discussed and revered titles on 35mm prints for free.
The ﬁrst of the four is Jean Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast” (1946), an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont’s well-known fairy tale. Cocteau was one of modern art’s great renaissance men: he
was an inﬂuential poet, a successful playwright, a novelist and a boxing manager. He also directed 11 ﬁlms, at least three of which—“Orpheus” (1950), “The Testament of Orpheus” (1960) and “The Blood of a Poet” (1930)—are standouts in the history of French cinema. Cocteau’s style is marked by a penchant for inventive if somewhat gimmicky special effects, continuing a tradition of fantasy in French cinema that originates with the work of the turn-of-the-century ﬁlmmaker Georges Méliès. “Beauty and the Beast,” which stars Cocteau’s frequent collaborator and lover Jean Marais as the eponymous Beast, showcases much of what made Cocteau’s art as distinctive as that of his longtime friend Pablo Picasso. Although narrative cinema had already been the norm for 30-plus years by the time he made “The Blood of a Poet,” Cocteau nevertheless saw film as an essentially poetic medium, or as he put it, “a first-class vehicle of ideas and of poetry that can take the viewer into realms that previously only sleep and dreams had led him to.” He conceived of cinema as a way to practice “a kind of hypnotism on the public” and enable “a large number of people to dream the same dream together.” While his “Beauty and the Beast” may lack musical numbers, you’d be hard-pressed to find a filmic fairy tale dreamier than this. The screening begins at 7 on Friday night. Ingmar Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal” (1957) will screen at 9:30 on Friday night, and if you’ve never seen it before, you’d do well to check it out. Bergman is as divisive a
figure as world cinema has ever seen: There seem to be just as many who admire his brooding chamber dramas and period pieces as there are those who find his work gratingly serious and stylistically unimpressive. “The Seventh Seal,” regarded by most as one of Bergman’s very best and certainly his most well-known (and most lampooned) film, first came to the U.S. at the height of the “European art cinema” explosion of the 1960s, a moment in the history of American film exhibition that laid the groundwork for events like WUD Film’s shindig this weekend. Watching “The Seventh Seal” on 35mm was a defining experience for many 60s cinephiles, and it ought to be just as a remarkable in 2010.
To speak of works such as Fritz Lang’s “M“ as being strictly “foreign” is to downplay the inﬂuence they have had on movies made right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
Josef von Sternberg’s “The Blue Angel” (1930) is perhaps best known as the ﬁlm that launched the career of actress Marlene Dietrich, whose performance as a cabaret chanteuse named Lola Lola instantly won her and von Sternberg cushy spots in the Hollywood money machine (the character of Lola would later be reinterpreted by ﬁlmmakers like Jacques Demy and Rainer Werner Fassbinder). The ﬁlm also features an uncom-
fortably affecting performance from Emil Jannings, who was already an established entity following his three collaborations with another titan of German cinema, F.W. Murnau, and who hadn’t yet been named “Artist of the State” by Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels in 1941. Watching “The Blue Angel” can be sort of a strange experience for the contemporary viewer (or at least for this contemporary viewer), yet the ﬁlm is nevertheless a major touchstone in the history of world cinema. The screening will begin at 7 on Saturday night. Following “The Blue Angel” on Saturday night at 9:30 is Federico Fellini’s “8 1⁄2” (1963), a film about filmmaking (or, more precisely, about blocked creativity) that seems to need little introduction these days. The film’s got plenty of enormous set pieces, eccentric flights of imagination and a never-without-sunglasses performance from Marcello Mastroianni, who carves a figure in this film that has become undeniably iconic (though the best Mastroianni I’ve seen came under the direction of another Italian filmmaker, Michelangelo Antonioni, in 1961’s excellent “El Notte”). “8 1⁄2” remains a key point of reference for movies about making movies; if for no other reason, one should check it out just to see what all the fuss is and has been about. To summarize: Don’t waste the opportunity to see some of film history’s most discussed and revered titles on 35mm prints for free. Know any other great movie opportunites around Madison? Let Dan know about them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekend, January 29-31, 2010
By John Liesveld email@example.com
University’s prestige worth the price MARK BENNETT opinion columnist
More tenacity needed in climate change debate By Stephen Collins and Danny Spitzberg THE GREEN ROOM
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., told Americans last week to “get angry” about climate and clean energy legislation. Similarly, in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, we heard that he was angry and that American citizens are angry, too. The anger revolves around jobs. But Obama talked about more than just jobs. He reiterated his commitment to passing climate and clean energy legislation in 2010, and he put the blame for legislative deadlock squarely on Congress. Yet the blame for inaction also belongs with American citizens. Kerry has served in the Senate for many years, and he may be on to something by telling to us to stop sitting around. Anger is a tricky tactic. It is an appeal to populism that sometimes backﬁres. But when it comes to climate and clean energy legislation, anger is both a good tactic and a justiﬁed position. Anger makes politicians take note and take action. The so-called Tea Partiers have made themselves heard. Some might not take them seriously, with Chuck Norris waxing and frothing patriotic, but they are inﬂuencing public opinion. Pundits and politicians alike have used the modern-day Tea Party movement to support claims that the American people—the very same people who voted Obama into ofﬁce—now strongly oppose Democrats’ progressive agenda. However, despite Tea Partiers’ celebrity status in the news, their
views form a minority of public opinion. Their treatment in public discourse draws parallels to electric utility companies that have also created a powerful yet patently false lobbying effort, orchestrating protests in sports arenas by arranging buses for their employees, handing them placards and inviting the media. Progressive Democrats in favor of climate and clean energy legislation also need to channel their anger effectively. “I want you to go out there and start knocking on doors and talking to people and telling people, ‘This has to happen!’” Kerry said. He knows politicians respond to threats, especially when their own careers go face-to-face with a public opinion ﬁring squad. But will people heed Kerry’s call to arms?
In the context of climate and clean energy legislation, anger is also a justiﬁed position.
Conservative critics paint an unflattering stereotype of elite progressives, saying they are selfsatisfied college graduates clinging to their stable jobs. Do they get angry? No, the stereotype goes, their position in society puts them above rolling economic turmoil. Anger is more than a political tactic. In the context of climate and clean energy legislation, anger is also a justiﬁed position. The pending cap-and-trade legislation
promises jobs and an improved economy. Indeed, the name of the draft bill, sponsored by Kerry and supported by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Lindsey Graham, RS.C., is the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. While Republican and industry opponents of the bill argue that it will fail to deliver more jobs, supporters have already mapped out tangible beneﬁts and real strategies. The Apollo Alliance and the Blue Green Alliance, for example, have built large, bipartisan coalitions uniting clean energy with American manufacturing. And last week, three UW-Madison professors published a paper highlighting the immense beneﬁts to be gained from taking action. Also last week, a rogue Republican pollster published a report with the Environmental Defense Fund that the least popular part of climate change legislation is actually climate change itself. The ‘Death of Environmentalism’ essay said the same inflammatory thing in 2004. At the time, it was heretical. But today, the American people respond to promises for jobs, health and the economy. Progressives possess strong evidence that comprehensive climate and energy policy beneﬁts American citizens. With such a strong case, the current deadlock in the Senate is enough to make anyone upset. The question is, can supporters of climate and energy legislation get angry? Danny Spitzberg and Stephen Collins are master’s students in environmental studies and public affairs, respectively. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ny person who knows me relatively well might tend to describe me, among many things, as occasionally frugal. So as a frequent penny pincher, I too am surprised to ﬁnd myself endorsing tuition increases. To be completely honest, I would have never imagined writing this until very recently. However, last week, I had the pleasure of listening to Chancellor Biddy Martin speak on, among other subjects, the recent tuition increases that were implemented on campus. Last March, Martin approved the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates. Included in this program is a per-year tuition increase of $250 for Wisconsin resident students and $750 for out-ofstate attendees. These increases, totaling $10 million in extra revenue in the ﬁrst year, support need-based grants, as well as additional faculty and increased support for student services. Less than one year after the initiative was passed, the university is already seeing results, and some students are beginning to reap the beneﬁts. The increases have allowed the university to hire more instructors, which means more classes and sections for students each semester.
So in reality, the money that you pay today sweetens the investment tomorrow.
Additionally, with these extra funds, departments now have the ability to retain the top professors on campus while bringing additional prime faculty to the university. However, for most students, these beneﬁts are hardly apparent. Unless one of your recent professors was hired because of the initiative or you attend a section added with the extra revenue, you probably haven’t been directly affected by the additional money you’re dishing out. UW-Madison is already known around the globe as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Anyone who is currently enrolled at the university is guaranteed to graduate with an extremely well-respected degree—whether you’re on your fourth victory lap and almost ready to move on or just a freshman. However, imagine if the university couldn’t pay for the top faculty
in the world. What if we could no longer support our current facilities or continue the expansion of new spaces? Imagine if our ever increasing student population found fewer spaces in classrooms with each semester. Wisconsin would no longer be able to attract the top students in the state and would certainly have difﬁculty wooing national and international undergraduates. The university’s reputation would quickly crumble, and the name Wisconsin would be met with distaste. Suddenly, that prestigious degree you earned years ago is worth very little. The big money you spent in your four (or ﬁve, or six...) years at Wisconsin turns into a pretty raw investment. When you turn in your resume to a potential employer, the name Wisconsin no longer gives you the beneﬁt over the next person in line. So in reality, the money that you pay today sweetens the investment tomorrow. The tuition increases charged to you now are the security for your future. To maintain the prestige of this university, students must begin to understand the cost of greatness. To better understand this idea, it might help to put the facts in perspective. Among Big Ten public institutions, Wisconsin has the second-lowest instate tuition rates—even with the recent increases. Wisconsin residents currently pay $8,314 per year. Only Iowa ranks lower, and Penn State sits at the top with tuition soaring well past $14,000 annually. UW nonresident tuition ranks fourth lowest. Yet UW-Madison continually ranks atop the Big Ten in academic and research prestige. With these tuition increases, Wisconsin will continue hiring the top faculty from across the world, it will be able to add more classes and more sections each semester and students from every corner of the globe will continue to pour into campus. The university will maintain its position as the magnate school in the state, and its world-class reputation will only increase. So while you might complain about paying the extra money now, your future depends on these increases. Your degree is only as valuable as Wisconsin’s reputation, and Wisconsin’s reputation depends on the university’s willingness to continue improving faculty, facilities, and amenities. The university can only further its offerings when it has the proper resources. The extra investment now, while tough, guarantees that your degree will continue to carry prestige long after you leave this campus. Mark Bennett is a freshman intending to major in journalism. We welcome all feedback. Please send responses to email@example.com.
What is the state of the union? Check out the Daily Cardinal opinion blog, the Soapbox, for more: dailycardinal.com/opinion
Weekend, January 29-31, 2010
Badgers in must-win territory as they travel to OSU By Ryan Evans
Senior forward Jasmine Gilles and Wisconsin may need to sweep OSU this weekend to stay alive for the NCAA Tournament.
have to be more disciplined and stay out of the penalty box,” she said. “We also have to be better in the offensive zone by crashing the net harder and getting the rebounds.” Wisconsin is coming off a disappointing weekend, which saw them split a series at the Kohl Center with WCHA rival St. Cloud State. The team emphasized its play in the defensive zone as something that needs to be improved on from the St. Cloud series. “We have to be stronger in front of our own net,” interim head coach Tracey DeKeyser said. “We got beat on rebounds and second and third chance opportunities by St. Cloud State.” Freshman goaltender Becca Ruegsegger is also focused on the team’s defensive effort. “We have to take care of our own house,” she said. “We have to make sure that the defense is staying strong, goaltending included. I have to make sure I’m staying strong and closing the door.” With the season drawing to a close, and the Badgers currently on the outside looking in for the NCAA Tournament, coming away with four points this weekend is now more important than ever. “Four points this weekend is huge,” DeKeyser said. “Right now those four points mean the difference between third, fourth or fifth place in the WCHA. There are four teams fighting
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The Wisconsin women’s hockey team faces a key WCHA matchup this weekend as they travel to Columbus to take on Ohio State. The Badgers come into the series tied with Bemidji State for third place in the conference with 23 points. The Badgers are currently on a 2-4-0 skid and have dropped to No. 10 in this week’s NCAA polls. With only eight games
remaining and only the top eight teams in the country qualifying for the postseason NCAA Tournament, every week will take on added importance. “We have to win every game from here on in,” senior forward and captain Jasmine Giles said. “We just have to be more consistent, we don’t get to choose our own destiny.” Sophomore forward Brooke Ammerman echoed those sentiments. “We have to run the table. We
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said he should not have even asked the referee for a call. Nankivil carried the Wisconsin offense for stretches, dropping seven 3-point buckets on the evening and scoring a career-high 25 points. Most of it came on outside jumpers, opened up by an extremely aggressive Purdue perimeter defense that let him come free when he set picks and then faded to the perimeter. “It was another one of those situations where we knew how they were going to play the ball screens, a little more aggressive, and almost double [Hughes] and Jordan a lot of times,” Nankivil said. “Up to this point I haven’t really proven myself to be
able to shoot, so their game plan was let a center shoot. Today just happened to be a good day, I guess.” That strong defense, however, also played a big role in limiting the scoring nights of Wisconsin’s three starting guards. The trio of Hughes, Taylor and senior Jason Bohannon scored 57 points when the teams met in Madison, but shot only 29 percent in the rematch. “We knew what happened last game, their guards basically did whatever they wanted, scoring, getting to the bucket,” said Moore, who scored a team-high 20 points. “We just focused on guarding them. Just guarding dribble penetration, keeping our hands off them, not fouling and just keeping them in front of us.”
Taylor was ice cold once again. After not hitting a shot since what seemed like last year, he went on a tear and scored 18 of the team’s final 24 points to save Wisconsin from an embarrassing home defeat to Penn State, who is 0-8 in the Big Ten. Streaky play won’t work against top teams, folks. To be fair, I don’t want to take anything away from what the team has accomplished this year. Beating both Arizona and Maryland in Hawaii was unexpected, and ousting undefeated and then-No. 4 Purdue was a feat in itself, but the toppling of No. 6 Duke to seal the Big Ten’s first ever win in the Big Ten/
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Sophomore forward Brooke Ammerman’s 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists) lead the Badgers this season. for third place right now, so four points is very important.” Ammerman realizes the gravity of the situation as well. “It’s very important to come away with four points. We need to get the ball rolling,” Ammerman said. “From here on out we play Mankato, Bemidji State and Minnesota, so it is important that we get it going starting this weekend.” The Buckeyes enter this series at fourth place in the WCHA and only three points behind the Badgers. Earlier this season, the two teams split a series at the Kohl Center.
Ohio State is led into this weekend by freshman forward Hokey Langan, who currently leads WCHA scorers with 32 points. DeKeyser outlined the keys to stopping a player like Langan. “Whoever is marked on her has to be on her like glue,” she said. “Their head has to be on a swivel. She has unbelievable hands, a good shot and is very deceptive and shifty with the puck. “We can’t let our guard down in the defensive zone, and we have to be crashing the net and putting the puck in the net.”
ACC Challenge? The first word that comes to mind is “historic,” and anyone lucky enough to have stormed the court will tell fellow Badgers about that experience for years. Thus far, it’s turned out to be a season of brilliant moments for Wisconsin and its fans. And therein lies the problem for me: The regular season is where the Badgers shine. Hughes’ layup to upset Florida State last year was thrilling, but try to recall another memorable NCAA Tournament moment in the past couple of years. How about being named a No. 3 seed in the 2008 tournament only to lose to No. 10 seed Davidson in the Sweet 16 by 17? Or maybe 2007, when the Badgers were a second seed and lost to
seventh seed UNLV in the second round? In my opinion, the remarkable seasons Wisconsin has put up have been diminished because it was unable to prove anything in the NCAA Tournament. The regular season wins are great and all, but triumphs in March are what bring basketball immortality—just ask George Mason. Earning a trip to the Elite Eight would transform this already fantastic season into something memorable. Unfortunately, I feel it will end up like many recent Dances with, at best, a win or two. I’d love for them to prove me wrong. Think the Badgers should still be proud of their regular season performances? E-mail Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wisconsin entering halftime up by just two. The Badgers stormed out of the locker room, though, as hot shooting ignited a 14-2 Wisconsin run to open the period. The team never looked back and never led by fewer than ﬁve points in the second half. Although Indiana shot just 26 percent from the ﬁeld, their ﬁve 3-pointers throughout the game helped the Hoosiers avoid a blowout. The Badgers shot nearly 36 percent and sunk three 3-pointers of their own. Following recent struggles, Wisconsin shot a respectable 12-for-17 from behind the line. Additionally, the Badgers showed their strength on the boards, grabbing 45 rebounds in the game. Wisconsin looks to begin a streak when they next play this Sunday at the Kohl Center against 3-6 (12-8 overall) Northwestern. —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.
Davies, who moved up the scoring ladder with a tremendous run of production the last month. He has 15 points (6 G, 9 A) in the last six games and has tallied at least two points in each. Last weekend against Denver, he scored twice, including the game-winner on Saturday, and added two assists en route to being named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. The Bulldogs have an impressive array of weapons on the offensive end as well. They boast the top three scorers in the league, and the top line of sophomore Jack Connolly, junior Justin Fontaine and sophomore Mike Connolly has racked up 97 points this year. Stepan, however, warned against focusing too much attention on a small number of players. “We have got to do what we can to shut down every line,” he said. “Not just their top line.” Wisconsin returned a rotation between the pipes last weekend as junior goaltenders Scott Gudmandson
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Junior guard Alyssa Karel scored 13 points last night to help UW to its sixth conference victory of the season.
and Brett Bennett each took a turn in net. This weekend, those two will each likely be called upon to shut down the UMD offense. “It’s tough when you have guys that can bury the puck any time they’re on the ice together like they can,” Bennett said. All of the speed and offensive production from these two teams will operate with less real estate than the Kohl Center provides. The sheet of ice at the DECC is 190' in length, as opposed to the 200' sheet in Madison. “It’s their barn, and they’re used to it,” junior defenseman Ryan McDonagh said. “Our job is to move our feet and not give them any space.” The Badgers enter the weekend tied for fourth in the WCHA but trail Minnesota-Duluth by just two points. With a chance to take over the league lead, Wisconsin can ill afford any sort of hangover from last weekend’s result. “This is why you play in the WCHA,” Bennett said. “To play in the best conference against the best teams.”
Weekend, January 29-31, 2010
Postseason failures plague Wisconsin
Simmer down: Boilermakers hold off UW By Ben Breiner THE DAILY CARDINAL
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.—At times in the second half it seemed like Wisconsin was throwing everything it could at No. 12 Purdue. And at night’s end it was just enough to fall short. As senior point guard Trevon Hughes’ ﬁnal runner bounced off the rim, No. 16 Wisconsin (6-3 Big Ten, 16-5 overall) lost the chance to earn a rare win over Purdue (5-3, 173) in Mackey Arena. The ﬁnal score was 60-57, but that does not tell the story of a second half that featured several big momentum swings and a slew of important shots in the game’s ﬁnal minute. “It was especially frustrating tonight because I felt like a couple times we had [them in] a position where we kind of wanted them,” junior forward Keaton Nankivil said. “In both cases I thought we had some good stuff going, but I guess they made plays down the stretch and we struggled a couple times.” The Badgers were up 38-31 early
in the second half, but Purdue refused to let them pull away, going on a 9-0 spurt. Sophomore guard Jordan Taylor stemmed the run for a moment with a pair of free throws, but Purdue then dropped eight more on the Badgers. This time it was Wisconsin that did not fold. “We were, maybe to some people, buried a little bit,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “When it’s 4840 and playing as hardnosed as both our teams are, that’s a deep deﬁcit to come back from, and we did. So I like that part, and just possession for possession, at the end they got a little more than us.” The Badgers rallied behind Nankivil’s shooting, and his 3-pointer from the top of the key with 43 seconds left gave them a 57-56 edge. On the other end, junior guard E’Twaun Moore responded, working off a screen from junior teammate JaJuan Johnson and dropping a ﬂoater in the lane to retake the advantage for good. Ryan put the ball in Hughes’ hands, but the only shot he could
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Senior guard Trevon Hughes shot just 4-for-12 and missed two potential game-winning shots in the closing seconds. get was a pressured 3-pointer from the corner that did not draw iron but bounced out of bounds off a Purdue player. Hughes got another chance with six seconds left, but his driving bank shot over a crowd of defenders went a bit too hard off the glass. “I should have been more aggressive, just attacked the ﬁrst time, but the one with six seconds left, that’s
the shot that was there. I couldn’t get into the lane anymore because, I believe, three guys jumped at me,” Hughes said. “That was the best look I could get was the ﬂoater. Sometimes it drops, but [it was] just too hard.” Hughes added that he felt he was fouled on the 3-point attempt but purdue page 7
No rest for the weary: UW faces No. 9 Duluth By Parker Gabriel THE DAILY CARDINAL
For the second weekend in a row, the Badgers are set to tangle with a top dog. Last weekend, Wisconsin went toe to toe with the top-ranked team in the country and came away with three points. Now it travels to Duluth with a chance to deliver a similar performance and dethrone the current WCHA leader. The No. 2 Badgers (10-5-3 WCHA, 14-6-4 overall) and the No. 9 Bulldogs (12-5-1, 14-5-3) certainly possess the offensive ﬁrepower to turn this series into a
ing 10 rebounds. Additionally, junior guard Alyssa Karel scored 13 points in the Badgers’ effort. Indiana junior guard Jori Davis, who came in averaging just over 17 points per game on the season, scored nearly half of her team’s points, 21, against the tough Wisconsin defense. The Badgers jumped out to a quick lead early, taking an 18-9 advantage at the 13:48 mark of the ﬁrst half. However, the Hoosiers scored 13 unanswered to take a 22-18 lead with just under nine minutes remaining in the period. Both teams traded baskets for the remainder of the half, with indiana page 7
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Junior forward Tara Steinbauer netted a team-high 15 points last night on 5-of-12 shooting and added 11 rebounds.
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Sophomore forward Derek Stepan has 21 points this season, tied for second on the team and tied for ﬁfth in the WCHA.
After suffering a tough loss at home a week ago to Penn State, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team rebounded with authority on the road against Indiana, winning its sixth conference matchup of the season, 55-47. Wisconsin improved to 6-4 in the Big Ten and 16-5 overall. Three Badgers ended the night scoring in double ﬁgures. Junior forward Tara Steinbauer and junior forward Lin Zastrow both notched double-doubles for Wisconsin. Steinbauer scored 15 points while grabbing 11 rebounds, and Zastrow dropped 13 points on the night, secur-
The remarkable seasons Wisconsin has put up have been diminished because they were unable to prove anything in the NCAA Tournament
Just look at their recent history. Although Wisconsin has made the Dance every year since 1999, it has only advanced to the Sweet 16 four times in that period. Their ineptness in the NCAA Tournament is hard to believe considering they have an incredible overall record of 19373 under Bo Ryan, but just an 11-8 tally in the postseason during the same span. It doesn’t matter how many wins they have or who they beat during the regular season, the Badgers typically end up tripping over their own feet at the Big Dance. So what do I ask of this year’s team? Call me greedy, but I want a trip to the Elite Eight. Having not made it past the Sweet Sixteen since 2005 it’s about time Wisconsin made some noise in the postseason. In addition, the Badgers are due for an Elite Eight appearance, since their last two showings, 2000 and 2005, happened five years apart. Hopefully, destiny will take over and provide Trevon Hughes with some consistent support to carry the Badgers that far. But Wisconsin doesn’t have much more than destiny on its side to help it make a deep run in the tournament. Poor and inconsistent play in recent games by everybody other than Hughes shouldn’t give fans reason to believe this team can break people’s brackets. Had it not been for Rob Wilson stepping up against Michigan after Jordan Taylor and Jason Bohannon went a combined 1-for-14, the Badgers would have a loss against a drastically underachieving Big Ten opponent. The very next game
shootout. Wisconsin ranks ﬁrst in the conference in scoring with 4 goals per contest, and Duluth checks in right behind with 3.46. Nine of the top 11 scorers in WCHA play, including the top seven, will be on the ice this weekend. “We’re both run-and-gun teams, we like to be good transition teams,” sophomore forward Derek Stepan said. “It should be fun to watch.” For the Badgers, the list of offensive producers is currently headlined by senior forward Michael
By Mark Bennett
ow that February is almost upon us, it is only one short month until the most exciting event in college sports: March Madness. With the Badgers owning a surprising No. 16 ranking, and currently only second to Michigan State in the Big Ten standings, I started to wonder how Wisconsin might fare in this year’s Big Dance. Even with Wisconsin’s impressive 16-5 record, it didn’t take long for me to come up with an answer: at best, a win or two. For a team coming into the season projected to ﬁnish eighth in the Big Ten, two wins in the NCAA Tournament would seem like a dream run. Not to me, though. It’s not that I wouldn’t be happy if the Badgers managed a win or two, but other than 2000 and 2005, every postseason ends the same way—at best, a win or two.