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Uncertain future for new homeless shelter By Michael Parsky ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
The hunt for a venue for a new men’s homeless shelter continues for the city of Madison after a seller backed out of an initial, tentative deal to put the facility on the city’s east side. Kara Havens Prange, the property owner, told officials late Tuesday evening she would pull out of a purchase and sale agreement with the city to a vacant two-story, 22,584-square-foot structure at 4111 East Towne Blvd that used to serve as a day care center. Havens Prange said she would sell the property to another unidentified party instead, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. “Obviously, this is unexpected and disappointing news,” Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said. “But it will not deter the City and the County from our serious intent to develop a new shelter facility.” The announcement came the day after a press conference in which Rhodes-Conway and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi detailed their plan to buy the former Play Haven Child Care site and an additional
property at 4101 East Towne Blvd. The other site would have been used to “create a large single site where partners could develop a permanent, purpose-built shelter, a day resource center, pay-to-stay beds and/or low-cost housing,” according to the State Journal. After a six-month search, in which city officials looked at 15 to 20 properties, the former day care center appealed the most because it could be quickly converted to use as an overnight shelter and offer an array of services. In the original deal, the city would have invested $3 million and Parisi said Dane County would provide matching funds. The 4111 East Towne Boulevard cost $1.3 million and the adjacent property cost an additional $700,000. The extra $4 million would have been allocated toward renovations and further development. A resolution to increase the city’s Community Development Division’s 2020 capital budget by the required $3 million in borrowing would have faced approval by the Finance Committee on Oct. 26 and the Common Council on Nov.
17, the State Journal reported. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the city and other partners used the Warner Park Community Recreation Center to house the homeless men. Three churches in the downtown area also offered their basements for refuge as well. The tight quarters, including men sleeping side-by-side on mats, created concerns surrounding social distancing and preventing the spread of the virus and prompted a need for a new facility. Warner Park can accommodate around 150 men, and the nonprofit Porchlight, Inc., which operates the men’s emergency shelter system, helped approximately 170 men in the three church basements before the pandemic, according to city community development director Jim O’Keefe. “Since 1985, the provision of emergency shelter has relied upon space generously offered by Grace Episcopal Church, with help from St. John’s Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church,” Rhodes-Conway said. “We owe those congregations and their lead-
ership a huge debt of gratitude, but it is long past time that we develop purpose-built shelter.” O’Keefe said city officials met Wednesday morning to examine other options. “There are other properties we will be looking at,” O’Keefe said. “There’s a strong commitment on the part of policymakers to get this done. I’m pretty optimistic we’ll move on
and find an alternative.” Despite Rhodes-Conway’s resolution, the initial phase of the renovation and conversion of the day care center to an interim homeless shelter would not have been completed until 2022. Since the city cannot use Warner Park as a permanent shelter location, city officials said they will explore short-term options for 2021.
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The Madison men's homeless center is at risk as the building was sold to another.
PHMDC resorts to ‘crisis model’ of contact tracing By Gina Musso COLLEGE NEWS EDITOR
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) is switching to a “crisis model” of contact tracing as the county’s cumulative COVID-19 cases reached a total of 13,047 amid a recent surge, with 90 hospitalizations and 22 in the ICU with COVID-19 as of Oct. 21. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 under the new model of contact tracing will still be contacted about
their test result and instructed on isolation measures, but with the influx of cases, PHMDC contact tracers no longer have the capacity to follow up with the COVID-19 positive individuals or reach all the people they came in contact with efficiently. “Like all other health departments in the state, we are struggling to keep up with contact tracing” PHMDC Director Janel Heinrich said in a news release. “When we consistently have well over 150
new cases per day, we cannot contact all cases and contacts quickly enough to effectively disrupt the spread of COVID19. We are moving to a crisis model of contact tracing.” Since notifying COVID-19 patients of their positive test results will be prioritized over contact tracing, PHMDC recommends that individuals who test positive for COVID-19 notify the people that they are in close contact with that they may have been exposed using
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Contact tracing on the UW-Madison campus should help reduce the rates of COVID-19, however, the system is flawed.
these guidelines. “Our community has crossed a threshold with COVID-19 and sadly we have reached a place where if you venture out and come into contact with someone with this virus, it may take a while for you and your family to be notified,” Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said in a release. “In the face of understandable exhaustion and unprecedented difficulty we have to press on like our health, lives, and those of others depend on it - because they do. Each one of us has to review our daily routines and do all we can to distance and minimize contact with others.” To aid PHMDC, UW-Madison contact tracers are assisting in the efforts to trace cases among the residents of Dane County beyond the university, according to UW-Madison Director of News and Media Relations Meredith McGlone. “Since early September, we have doubled the number of campus contact tracers and we are committed to conducting all contact tracing for UW students and employees,” McGlone said. “In fact, UW contact tracers are now assisting Public Health Madison Dane County because we have
more contact tracers than needed at the moment. UHS contact tracing continues to operate normally and handle contact tracing for anyone identified as a UW–Madison student or employee and their close contacts.” The need for contact tracers may soon increase following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new guidelines released Wednesday, which define a “close contact” as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. Previous guidelines required at least 15 consecutive minutes with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 to be considered close contact. Health departments base contact tracing off of these CDC guidelines. PHMDC urges the over 500,000 Dane County residents that they serve to minimize their time outside of their residence, and, if they do leave their house, to maintain a six foot distance between individuals and others, avoid gatherings, wear face coverings and get tested.
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
UW-Madison announces Spring 2021 plans
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through participation in surveillance testing. Previously, testing was only required this semester for students living in residence halls and housing and food service employees. “I am pleased that we will be able to expand our testing in January,” Chancellor Rebecca Blank said in a release. “This will help us identify any students or staff who are ill much more quickly.” With the new testing efforts in place, Spring 2020 courses will entail a hybrid mix of in-person and online instruction. While classes with 50 or more students will be completely virtual, less populated courses will have the opportunity to be in-person and will meet in large lecture spaces to accommodate social distancing. “I continue to feel strongly that face-to-face instruction, with stringent safety protocols, provides an invaluable learning opportunity for students and instructors who choose that option,” Provost Karl Scholz said in a release. “Many students pre-
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Along with ASM, the BIPOC Coalition, the Teaching Assistants Association and the Abolitionist Geography Collective all began the work to abolish and/or reform the UWPD. In the 2018-19 fiscal year, $12.8 million, or 0.4 percent of UW’s budget, of which one-fifth was paid for by student tuition, was allocated to UWPD, according to the university’s 2019 Budget Report. UWPD is funded primarily by the university’s general fund, which is a mix of state and federal funding and tuition revenue, according to Meredith McGlone, the university’s director of communications. Tuition revenue is placed into a general fund that funds a multitude of campus operations, including UWPD. ASM controls approximately $30 million of student segregated fees through their governing body, the Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC). The SSFC allocates funds to various student
groups on campus, and they do not go towards funding UWPD, which renders this recent vote of no confidence primarily symbolic. Chancellor Rebecca Blank has stated that she understands the reasons that some students may feel uncomfortable with police, but that those feelings do not mean the university itself should be a police-free campus. “Our community has a wide range of public safety needs that need to be and are met by UWPD,” Chancellor Blank said in a statement. “I recognize and support community efforts to protest longstanding injustices within law enforcement and the legal system, especially as it relates to the Black community. But I believe UWPD has been responsive to this moment.” The no-confidence vote comes in the wake of an ASM meeting last week when members criticized the UWPD’s presence at protests this summer and the department’s failure to fully adopt proposed reforms which include those outlined by #8cantwaitstandards. “I think ASM and the student body as a whole are the ones who have the power over UWPD because we are the ones who pay their salary and their budget through our tuition dollars,” said Matthew Mitnick, ASM chair. “We’re the ones who they ultimately are serving, [and] we are the ones that are the product of whatever actions they take.” It is currently unknown to the general public what percent of student tuition money is allocated to funding the UWPD, according to McGlone. A multitude of student body organizations such as ASM have requested access to the specific allocation statistic, but none have received them, according to Mitnick.
On Oct. 13, ASM passed their vote of no confidence in UWPD in a 9-5 vote. Following this decision, Chief of UWPD Kristin Roman released a statement regarding the vote. “I am disappointed,” Roman said in her statement. “Not in the questions themselves, or the specific requests for change, but for not being given the opportunity to engage in a full process prior to this vote ... I believe my demonstrated willingness to engage openly and honestly and UWPD’s overall service record has, at a minimum, earned us that opportunity.” The next steps that ASM intends to take after the vote of no confidence surround their power and access as an institution. For example, UWPD works very closely with University Health Services, an entity that is funded by student segregated fees. UWPD often assumes the role of transporting students from UHS to the university hospital, prompting students to ask why the “I think ASM and the student body as a whole are the ones who have the power over UWPD because we are the ones who pay their salary and their budget through our tuition dollars” Matthew Mitnick ASM Chair
Department needs to be involved at all. “I think the next steps within ASM are how we can use our access to administration to elevate students’ desire to defund and abolish,” Mitnick said. “There is the potential for some of what we make recommendations on or expressly control that interact with UWPD and we’re trying to find
ways that we can leverage those powers to broaden this overall campaign.”
“74 percent of pet owners reported improvements in their mental health from owning a pet.” Marc Lovicott UWPD Director of Communications
When UWPD Director of Communications Marc Lovicott was asked for an interview, he declined, saying newsrooms had already “covered the story extensively.”. “We’re working hard on our relationship with ASM and other community groups — this was a priority of ours even before the ASM vote, three weeks ago,” Lovicott said. “Your paper and others covered the story extensively. That said, we would prefer not to dwell on the past. We’re looking forward to continuing our work with ASM and building a positive relationship with its members.” Mitnick called for Marc Lovicott and Chief Roman’s resignation over the malicious tweets that were targeted at him and the ASM body as whole after the vote of no confidence. “This whole situation has been incredibly disappointing. Nobody said anything publicly regarding the tweet, which means they don’t care and they don’t give a crap about anyone,” Mitnick said. “The right thing to do would be to fire Marc Lovicott and Chief Roman because they publicly said that they consulted and published that tweet with consent of UWPD leadership. I don’t want to make it all about that specific tweet, but it just further exemplifies that they can’t deal with criticisms and they’ll resort to these types of tactics to get what they want.”
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Extension Dairy Program aids farmers during COVID-19 By Alexa Heller STAFF WRITER
The Extension Dairy Program at the UW Division of Extension thrives on working in-person with farming communities across the state of Wisconsin. When the pandemic hit, the program addressed pandemic-related issues in the dairy industry while transitioning to online programming. The Extension Dairy Program has a mission of strengthening the competitiveness of the Wisconsin dairy industry through statewide leadership in education and research. Throughout the pandemic, the dairy industry has dealt with volatile markets for milk prices. When the pandemic began, a rush of buying at grocery stores created a huge surge in dairy sales through retail. Dairy sales at grocery stores were up 30 percent in April. At the same time, sales through restaurants and schools collapsed, which created a scramble on the market and forced some dairy farmers to dump milk. Mark Hagedorn, Dairy Program Manager at the Division of Extension, explained some of the challenges Wisconsin dairy producers felt from the onset
of the pandemic in March. Hagedorn identified the disruption of supply chains as one of the largest issues that the industry faced. “Some producers across the state were given the mandate that they had to reduce production by 20 percent, which is a counterintuitive and counterproductive mindset,” Hagedorn said. According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Wisconsin is home to over 7,000 dairy farms. The industry contributes more than $45.6 billion to the state economy each year. Wisconsin cheesemakers produce 26 percent of the nation’s cheese. Hagedorn explained that 90 percent of the milk that is produced in the state of Wisconsin is turned into cheese and 90 percent of that cheese is exported outside of the state — making producers’ ability to move the product a pressing issue when the pandemic hit. Because most milk is
used in cheese production, Hagedorn said, there are only a handful of fluid milk processing plants in the state. The plants struggled to keep up as demand increased. “Those plants could not keep
up with the amount of fluid milk that was being consumed by a lot of parents and even more children that were staying at home,” said Hagedorn. “It wasn’t that we didn’t have the milk, it was that manufacturing conundrum where you don’t have the means to process it.” Hagedorn also identified labor as an issue for producers amid the pandemic. The pandemic caused a work shortage for milking cows, a very laborintensive activity, as COVID19 outbreaks put farmers and milkers at risk of contracting the disease. The Extension Dairy Program has assisted dairy producers with these issues in an almost entirely virtual environment, aside from a few farm calls made in the last month. Hagedorn acknowledged the challenges of virtual programming. Extension educators have found it difficult to make recommendations to farmers when they are not physically present at the farms. “It’s pretty hard to make any kind of real definitive judgement or any kind of significant call on best Graphic by Lyra management practices Evans when you can’t se e what you’re making the adjust-
ments for,” Hagedorn said. Hagedorn admitted that many of the Extension educators and farmers have succumbed to Zoom fatigue. Hagedorn said it can be difficult to maintain personal relationships with farmers and build new ones in a virtual setting. Hagedorn indicated that the Dairy Program will inevitably be conducting a lot of virtual programming while COVID-19 is still a factor. “As far as most of my colleagues go, they really feel that they’re on their A-game by having one-on-one, faceto-face conversations and small groups,” he said. However, Hagedorn did indicate that some of the necessary adaptations would continue to be useful even after the pandemic. “I think we’re going to continue, after this all calms down, to still see virtual programming being utilized under some circumstances because there are efficiencies to be received here, that you can’t experience or take advantage of in any other fashion,” Hagedorn said.
‘Bucky’s Tuition Promise’ grants free attendance to largest group By Jessica Sonkin CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR
This year, 923 new UW-Madison in-state students were granted free undergraduate tuition, the largest cohort yet to benefit from “Bucky’s Tuition Promise” for low and middle-income students. The promise, first introduced for incoming students in the fall of 2018, vows to cover full tuition and segregated fees for incoming freshman or transfer students who are residents of Wisconsin and have maximum household adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of $60,000. In 2018, family AGIs had to measure below the $56,000 approximation of median family income in the state of Wisconsin for tuition promise qualification. Incoming freshmen who fit Bucky’s Tuition Promise criteria and have filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be guaranteed Bucky’s Tuition Promise — complete with tuition and segregated fee coverage for eight consecutive semesters upon admission to the university. Transfer students who fit the criteria may receive tuition and segregated fees for four consecutive semesters, which is the equivalent of two undergraduate years. “Our goal is to ensure that anyone who is admitted can afford to be a Badger,” said Chancellor Blank at the 2018 Board of Regents meeting where she first introduced the program. In this year’s class of 2024, 755 of the 7,306 enrolled first-
year UW-Madison students were recipients of Bucky’s Tuition Promise. The number of students rises to 923 when including new transfer recipients. A total of 848 students — the equivalent of nine percent fewer students — received the tuition pledge in 2019. According to UW-Madison Associate Director for Advising & Outreach at the Office of Student Financial Aid Greg Offerman, the pledge also strives to let “students know that UW-Madison is accessible, as well. So they [students and families] know what that benefit is going to be; they can count on it year after year when they apply for admission and enroll at UW-Madison.” The Office of Student Financial Aid has targeted its promotion of Bucky’s Tuition Promise to college counselors, students and families alike. Offerman explains that one “incentive” of the program is for all students to complete their FAFSA applications and understand the results’ effects on applicants. The money used to fund Bucky’s Tuition Promise comes from private donations and institutional resources, rather than tax money. According to Offerman, private donors and foundations are kept confidential. In an Oct. 21 news release announcing the new class, UW-Madison student life writer Doug Erickson reiterates the increasing prevalence of Bucky’s Tuition Promise on campus and shared com-
ment from five recipients of the scholarship. One of those students, first-year Emily Kollman from Oakfield, Wis., tells Erickson that she is able to use savings from babysitting gigs and garage sale or thrift store purchase resales toward books. Kollman’s aspiration of becoming a doctor and giving back to many individuals has turned into a greater reality. Jayla Nimo of Milwaukee also shared her appreciation for this educational opportunity and its relief for financial pressures.
“My mom raised me all by herself as a single mother,” Nimo says in the news release. “She has been putting me through private education ever since I was young so that she can give me the best-valued education. It feels amazing that for the next few years, she doesn’t have to worry. And it means a lot to me that I can focus on being independent, and now so can she.” When asked how students who aren’t eligible for Bucky’s Tuition Promise receive financial assistance amid the pandemic, Offerman noted
that “when it comes to the limited financial aid resources we have at UW-Madison, we focus our efforts primarily on our Wisconsin students first. Being the public flagship institution for the state of Wisconsin, it’s important that we do that.” Offerman admits that, with outof-state tuition being of higher cost, the university has less of an impact on financial assistance. There is no equivalent to Bucky’s Tuition Promise for out-of-state students; however, other programs for need-based aid are available depending on applicants’ or students’ FAFSA results.
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This year, 923 undergraduate Wisconsin in-state students were granted free tuition, the largest cohort yet.
sports Sanborn, Chenal step into big roles
Thursday, October 22, 2020
By Simon Farber SPORTS EDITOR
Veteran linebackers Zack Baun and Chris Orr aren’t in Madison anymore. The two former team leaders — now residing as members of NFL defenses — supplanted themselves in Badger lore last season with a combined 24 sacks: 12.5 for Baun and 11.5 for Orr, good for third and sixth alltime in Wisconsin single-season history, respectively. As is the nature of college athletics, Defensive Coordinator Jim Leonhard will be tasked with replacing that production in order to keep Wisconsin inside the nation’s top ten teams. “We love what we brought back, but obviously we’re realistic,” Leonhard said ahead of the season opener against Illinois this Friday. “[Baun and Orr] were amazing — they had unbelievable seasons last year. We’re going to find other ways to do it, and we feel that we have guys that can step into those roles and create plays.” Two of those ‘guys’, more specifically, would be inside linebackers Jack Sanborn and Leo Chenal. Sanborn, a junior, got some significant time on the field last season and is being leaned on as the head of this linebacking core. He was named a Big Ten preseason All-American earlier this fall, to go with his nominations for both the Butkus Award and the
Chuck Bednarik Award. “I look at Sanborn as a guy that was so consistent for us last year,” Leonhard said. “Stepping into a different role [this year], playing with a younger player, he’s at times gotta take a bit more control of the communication. I think he’s becoming more of a dynamic linebacker for us.” Sanborn appeared in all 14 games for Wisconsin last season alongside Orr, and recorded 80 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, and three interceptions. While Leonhard acknowledged Sanborn will have more responsibilities this season, Chenal — his ILB counterpart — is expected to hold his own in his
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Jack Sanborn makes a tackle alongside Chris Orr, who is now on the NFL's Carolina Panthers' practice squad new starting role. “He’s impressive,” Leonhard said of the sophomore Chenal. “He’s a big strong kid that can run, and he continues to get more and more comfortable in our defense in making calls and getting everyone lined up in front of him.” “He’s had game reps for us and has had some success. We like the energy he brings and the physicality he brings to our defense.” That being said, the confidence in Sanborn and Chenal shouldn’t be mistaken as a plug-and-play situation with
the exact same scheme as 2019. Leonhard made it very clear that the coaching staff is working to find unique ways to utilize the two guys with a newer look for the upcoming season. “We’re not going to ask them to just do what [Orr] did, or do what [Baun] did,” Leonhard said. “We hope we can develop into that ... but it may look different, as it did the year before, and the year before that. We’re always on the search for putting our guys in the best position to be dynamic.” Now, after months of practice
and seasonal uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the continuous hype around the fresh faces in Wisconsin’s linebacking unit is bordering on tiresome and repetitive. Facing an Illinois team that’s as competitive as it’s been in decades, Sanborn and Chenal will finally get an opportunity to put some numbers behind the quotes, compliments and expectations. “This is a dangerous team if we can handle this the right way and continue to stay motivated, which I think we will,” Leonhard said.
True freshman outside linebacker Nick Herbig rising up depth chart; coaches rave about engine, maturity By Dexter McCann STAFF WRITER
In a program that prioritizes experience, you rarely see a true freshman crack the opening week depth chart, let alone earn a starting spot. That’s why it was so surprising to see freshman outside linebacker Nick Herbig listed as a co-starter for the Badgers in the team’s depth chart for the upcoming game against Illinois. Herbig was no typical recruit for this Badger team. Wisconsin prides itself on its strong recruiting footprint in the midwest, and many of the team’s outstanding linebacking alumni were homegrown: Joe Schobert, Zack Baun and T.J. Watt were all in-state recruits. Herbig, on the other hand, hails from Hawaii,
where he was named High School Defensive Player of the Year in 2019. Herbig, a four-star recruit, starred for state powerhouse St. Louis in Hawaii, who cruised to a state championship in 2019. They closed the year on ESPN2 against Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas, and although St. Louis fell 35-19, Herbig flashed his potential, blocking a punt and recording three sacks in the game. Hawaii’s top high school talent traditionally moves on to play in the Pac-12, and Herbig’s brother, Nate, was no exception. Nate starred on the offensive line for Stanford and now starts at guard for the Philadelphia Eagles. Many prognosticators expected Nick, who was heavily recruited by the Cardinals, to follow in his
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Zack Baun declared for the NFL Draft and joined the New Orleans Saints, leaving a hole in the Badgers' linebacker corps.
brother’s footsteps. Instead, Herbig spurned Stanford and the other traditional west coast powerhouses for Wisconsin, where he was allured by the Badger’s penchant for developing NFL caliber linebackers. “I really only thought it was like, T.J. Watt, but we sat down and we looked at it, and there were like nine linebackers that are in the league right now from Wisconsin,” Herbig told The Athletic when he committed to the Badgers. “And I was like, ‘Damn. They put, like, two linebackers into the league every year.’ It was just crazy to me, and it didn’t matter who was the coach. They just produced.” “Nick is a really mature football player that understands the game well, he plays fast, he’s physical,” Bobby April, the team’s linebacker coach, told the media. “I love where he is trending. He’s a guy that’s got everything we’re looking for. He’s smart, tough, dependable and he checks all three boxes.” Defensive Line Coach Inoke Breckterfield was much more concise in his summary of Herbig’s performance to date. “Nick Herbig is really doing his thing in fall camp,” said Breckterfield. Praise for Herbig extends past coachspeak. Herbig’s teammates in the front seven all pointed to him as one of the best performers in camp. “He’s been just absolutely tearing it up,” said defensive end Isaiah Loudermilk. “He’s going to be a guy who’s a special talent.” “I think the biggest thing with Nick is he’s got such a high motor,” added linebacker Noah Burks. “The guy just never stops. He doesn’t want to ever stay blocked or anything,” That motor has been rewarded in Wisconsin’s first depth chart. Herbig will rotate with junior Izayah Green-May at outside linebacker to begin the season, which will make him part of a very exclusive group of true freshman contributors. Since 2017, only three true freshmen have been fulltime starters for Wisconsin: RB Jonathan Taylor, WR Danny Davis and DT Keeanu Benton. If Herbig plays anywhere close to their level, Badgers fans are in for a treat.
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Thursday October 22, 2020
By John Bildings STAFF WRITER
With delays continuing to mount across Hollywood on big and small screens alike, it seemed poetic that the fourth season of Noah Hawley’s FX anthology series “Fargo” would leave the month of October to dedicate ourselves to whatever Midwestern crime tale he cooked up. Scheduled for release back in April, the show was delayed in response to the pandemic before arriving via FX on Hulu a few weeks ago, giving me hope that perhaps we would get one last drop of good television before production stoppages slowed down release schedules for good. As par the course in 2020 thus far, the wellspring that is “Fargo” has run dry - to say the least. Shedding the Coen Brothers inspired farm fields and country roads that painted seasons past, the new installment of Hawley’s show takes place in 1950s Kansas City, Missouri and hosts a slew of curious characters who manage to call it home. The arrival of a new African American crime family and mobster Loy Cannon, played by comedian Chris Rock in a very against-type role, is just another in a long line of gangster crews that have come to make a name for themselves in KC drawing the attention and anger of the resident Italian crime family in the city the Faddas, equally led by an oddly cast Jason Schwartzman as de-facto patriarch Josto. From the moment both sides meet in the opening episode – shot with spectacle that only Hawley provides - it’s clear that a massive power struggle is about to take place. Each family represents a new iteration of the American Dream that has come to the forefront in successive decades, fittingly described through voiceover
Chris Rock joins the cast of 'Fargo' in its new season, acting as the head mobster of an American crime family. narration on the history of the community by middle schooler and supporting character Ethelrida Smutny, portrayed by E’myri Crutchfield. Such a storytelling device can often be helpful to set up the dynamic for the tale to follow, yet this one feels like an attempt to come off as profound in a time – in the past and present moment - where the concept of being both American and owning your own identity has completely changed. In the right hands, we could be treated to a message. Instead, Hawley’s writing comes out feeling like a middle school history report on how racism is bad - forcing the audience to sit through nearly 30 minutes of background noise before the main account begins. While the cast, which features performances from Jessie Buckley (“I’m Thinking of Ending Things”), Timothy Olyphant (“Justified) and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) looks just as stacked as previous iterations, Rock as a crime boss is
far too much of a departure to create any real tension among the opposing sides. His attempts to share profound bits of wisdom through metaphors and parables – as all great crime characters do – feels overly unemotional for the exuberance that generally saturates the comedian’s performances, failing to capture the same transition from frenetic to restrained that has made other similar castings Sandler - more successful. It doesn’t help that I couldn’t get Michael Scott’s impression of Rock from The Office’s “Diversity Day” episode out of my head either, but in any case, – the entire routine isn’t at all convincing. This miscasting is paired with Schwartzman (“Royal Tenenbaums”) as another unconvincing mob leader, his smarmy voice and presence not doing anything to strike a semblance of worry into viewers who hoped to see a goofier version of the classic Sopranos play out on the Great Plains.
Despite being half Italian in real life, he doesn’t inhabit any of the traits or expectations we’ve come to know - and love - from previous mafia struggles, leaving behind a disappointing performance that couldn’t keep my attention. While struggles with lead performances were tough to watch, a lone bright spot exists in the form of Buckley - whose place on my up and coming “must watch” list continues to be cemented following her brilliant performance in “Ending Things’’ and supporting turn here. Dolling up a thick Midwestern accent as Oraetta Mayflower, a nurse with a penchant for impractical patient treatments, she inhabits all of the quirky mannerisms and snappy colloquialisms that made previous “Fargo’’ adventures so satisfying. I’m intrigued to see what her character schemes her way into week after week, and her work again shows the immense range she possesses even with limited screen time.
Archetypes aside, it’s hard to figure out exactly where the season wants to go – which I’d venture to guess will be course corrected before the end of its 11-episode run, but for now just leads to repetitive conversations ranging from capitalism, to immigration and eventually landing somewhere along the lines of crimes that have yet to be committed. If the season is aiming to be a black comedy, it fails on the comedic front – despite having one of the funniest alive in a starring role – and doesn’t provide any of the outrageous violence or wild trickery that pervade in both the Coen’s original work or Hawley’s successful adaptations of their style and tone. The beauty of previous seasons came in trying to explain why a mild-mannered Minnesota insurance salesman would kill his wife and go about his business like nothing happened. Here, the violence is expected, still doesn’t find a way to show up, and doesn’t drive the story forward either. If the drama wants to be a more serious take on the intersections between class, race and similarities between opposing cultures through the lens of 1950s America – it fails on the originality scope as well. Most elements are imitations of gangster period pieces and can’t create enough distance to stand on their own, which produces a caper that isn’t compelling enough to keep watching even if it somehow picks up the pace throughout. I love a slow burning mystery more than anyone, but there’s barely a spark here. “Fargo” left me feeling as cold as its namesake, a bad sign for weeks of wintertime television to follow. If you want, you can find the first five episodes of “Fargo” streaming now on FX on Hulu.
Here’s what you might have missed in the arts world this week By Emily Knepple ARTS EDITOR
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Omar Apollos' new album "Apolonio" dropped this past friday.
Music lovers love a good Friday. Why? Once the clock hits midnight every friday night, new music is sure to flood your music library on your platform of choice. All week long, you can follow along as anticipation builds for an anticipated album, EP or even a single. Here’s what you might have missed this week: ‘Apolonio’ by Omar Apollo 23-year-old Omar Apolonio Velasco, known to most as Omar Apollo, released his third album “Apolonio” this past Friday. This nine-track record showcases Apollo’s ability to intertwine his Mexican heritage with R&B. Working with legends like Albert Hammond Jr. (THE STROKES!) and Mk.gee, Apollo’s new album proves he means business as he continues to soar across the music industry. ‘Fake it Flowers’ by Beabadoobee Signed to the same record
label as The 1975, Bea Kristi, who goes by Beabadobee, released her first studio album last friday. “Fake it Flowers” is an ode to the nineties, with each song reminding you of any classic favorite you keep in rotation. Turning more towards alt-rock, you might know her from her more chillish, laidback bop turned lo-fi TikTok anthem, “Coffee.” If you’re interested in a good album to play in the background while you sort your life out, give this one a try. ‘Before’ by James Blake Giving his cover of “Godspeed” during quarantine proved to not be generous enough for James Blake. The 32-year old British singer, songwriter and producer released an EP last week. Blake has a voice made to swoon, it’s soft, comforting and makes you forget about everything for the 16 minutes it runs. ‘Someone New’ by Helena Deland Montreal native helena Deland released her debut
album this past week, titled ‘Someone New.’ Deland suceeds in her ability to tell-all. She’s whimsical, brooding, and so very honest. Her music shines through in a way you might not expect. Go for a walk, sit with a view and stream “Someone New” for a chance to get lost in something beautiful. ‘Sundowner’ by Kevin Morby If you’ve ever wanted to listen to a love letter to Kansas City, fear not. Kevin Morby’s new album “Sundowner” explores and praises the place where Morby grew up. Having spent the past few months livestreaming shows alongside indie’s very finest, Waxahatchee, whose also his girlfriend, Morby has taken the time to grow as an artist and that shines through on his new record. This list is just a brief look into the new music that continues to drop every week. Next friday, try and find one new thing and give it a listen!
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Recognizing odds stacked against them, Fighting Illini resort to biological
UWPD says outrage misguided; thousands spent on crowdcontrol weapons actually way less than they wanted to spend By Jordan Simon
UW-Madison Football Team Rushing the Field to Avoid Contamination Using the Axe as Protection.
This week, UWPD made public expense records that revealed the department spent thousands on various crowd control weapons, such as handguns and pepper spray canisters, amid racial justice protests this summer. Many condemned the department for using university funds on such weapons, however, UWPD says the criticism is unwarranted. “You should have seen what we wanted to spend,” said UWPD spokesperson Marc Lovicott. “In my opinion, people ought to give us credit for what I feel was actually a great deal of restraint. Besides, we’re good boys. We don’t deserve this.” Krystal Walker is a sophomore at UW-Madison and supports UWPD’s position. “Like there was this time when
my dad caught me with a bunch of weed, and I totally got in huge trouble for it,” explained Walker. “But I was like, Dad, ‘I was originally gonna buy a bunch of cocaine from my boyfriend’s cousin’s girlfriend, but then I actually made a good decision and bought weed instead, so I don’t know why I’m in trouble.’ So I guess I’m trying to say that I empathize with UWPD on this one.” Lovicott continued, adding that something critics of the department’s crowd control expenses might overlook is the concept of POMO, or ‘Police FOMO’. “POMO is something that impacts our jobs every day. In this instance, MPD spent over 10 thousand dollars more than we did on crowd-control weapons. And these are big, cool toys that go boom. I just don’t think UWPD should be punished for taking part in a fraction of the fun.”
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By Nicholas Rawling According to the experts in Vegas — and anybody who knows a lick about Big Ten football — it’s incredibly unlikely that Lovie Smith and his Fighting Illini will be able to replicate last year’s upset victory over the Badgers this Friday at Camp Randall. According to football mastermind Smith, Illinois’ only chance to make it to Saturday without a humiliating defeat under their belt is if enough Badger players test positive for COVID-19 before kickoff that Wisconsin can’t field a team. Sure, it might sound like a longshot, but it’s way more likely than their forcing three turnovers and holding Badgers rushers to 3.6 YPC again. Wisconsin’s strongest unit this year will be, as always, their offensive line. So naturally, these are the first players
Illinois intended to target. “There’s absolutely no way our defense will be able to stand up to the 312-pound left tackle Cole Van Lanen again,” Lovie Smith reportedly told the mercenaries he hired to infect Badgers players. “I need you to get bat soup and pangolin kabobs on the Badgers’ training table buffet menu by the end of the week.” But even without their most well-known unit, presumptive starting quarterback Graham Mertz threatens to attack Illinois’ defense without needing any push up front. To target the Badgers’ promising youngster, Illinois tactically deployed an armada of coronavirus-filled balloons over Madison designed to pop every time Mertz makes an Instagram post in which the
caption contains an ellipsis or a cheesy cliche. But you can’t win if you don’t score, and Wisconsin’s defensive backs, led by returning corners Faion Hicks and Caesar Williams, won’t let opponents do that very often. Lovie’s plan to infect Wisconsin’s d-backs is as convoluted as it is genius: He’s instructed his mercenaries to watch literally any football game and add another COVIDballoon to the armada each time a defensive back flexes their arms or excessively celebrates as a result of a quarterback missing his target. It remains to be seen whether Illinois’ biological warfare will prove successful, but it’s almost certainly their only hope. PHOTO BY WILL CIOCI/WISCONSIN WATCH
Blank confronts students seeking to bar Coronaviruses from Gameday gatherings with statement on campus By Jordan Simon
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As campus gears up for the return of Badger Football on Saturday, Chancellor Becky Blank released a statement on the importance of campus inclusion — a message specifically aimed at students who wish to keep coronaviruses out of their tailgate parties. “I expect badgers to be welcoming to all beings on this campus, whether they have DNA or RNA structures,” wrote Blank. “Regardless of what people — like me — have said, remember that the decision to bring back Badger Football was meant to unite humans and coronaviruses, not further divide us. So, I am asking all of you to be
inclusive and kind this weekend, rather than succumb to hate, which is so damaging to our campus community.” With over 3,000 confirmed coronavirus cases on campus, UW-Madison is one of the most successful schools in the nation when it comes to integrating coronaviruses into their student body. However, there are still a great number of people who are less accepting of the virus, and new daily cases have fallen in recent weeks. “We are always fighting for greater acceptance on campus, and we won’t stop until each and every student has internally embraced our presence,” said Yeuhav A. Drykoff, a coronavirus living in
Witte. “We have had some setbacks, but I think the Badger game this weekend is a great opportunity to bring humans and coronaviruses together again, and I thank Becky Blank for her statement.” When asked about his overall outlook toward coronavirus inclusion on campus, Drykoff said, “us coronaviruses are still victims of bias and microbe aggressions far too often. But given the hard work that this administration is doing to keep us from being excluded on campus, I think that we will soon be widely accepted by the student body.”
opinion Animal testing alternatives at UW dailycardinal.com
By Haley Bills SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Following the most recent complaint of animal welfare violations, the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) has established a pattern of violating federal standards. Their growing history of offense throws into question the effectiveness of primate research given its parameters and invites transition to more innovative, morally sound alternatives. On Sept. 2, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed complaints of guideline violations that took place from March through Sept. 1. According to their complaints, research monkeys suffered from persistent diarrhea, traumatic injuries that sometimes required the amputation of fingers or toes, inadequate cleaning and psychological stress caused by the separation of infants from their mothers, the Wisconsin State Journal (WSJ) reported. Prior to these complaints, Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! filed a complaint in August about four incidents involving injuries to five primates that escaped their enclosure or fought with other primates, which violated the Animal Welfare Act, according to WSJ. WSJ also reported that The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) fined the University of WisconsinMadison $74,000 in July for 28 violations of federal animal research treatment standards occurring between March 2015 to April 2019. Additionally, in 2014, the University had to pay more than $35,000 in fines to the USDA for animal research-related violations, according to WSJ. While these are just the most recently reported violations, they
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illustrate a chronic indifference to federal law regulating animal research, despite the University’s claims to “take seriously [their] responsibility to care for animals in research” and to “thoughtfully” examine each of the allegations. In their statement responding to the most recent complaints, the University seemed to deflect accountability by focusing more on PETA’s “agenda” than their own repeated downfalls. By writing about “an individual who did not disclose they were working on behalf of PETA while employed in a UW-Madison animal facility,” the university seemed to be more sorry for being caught than for their actual violations by placing blame on that individual’s mere presence and failure to disclose their allegiance to PETA. Even if PETA’s complaints were completely false, the WNPRC’s long history of violations, as illustrated above, speak for themselves. This is not to say that primate research hasn’t led to important discoveries that have improved countless lives, including the development of treatments for HIV, hepatitis and cancer, to name a few. Instead, it is to say that the center has demonstrated that they are unable to fulfill their mission to increase understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human and animal quality of life through research while in compliance with the most basic standards of animal treatment and care: the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 is the only federal law that regulates animal research and it sets “the minimum acceptable standard,” according to the USDA. The numerous complaints of animal mistreatment undermine the
center’s claims of being dedicated to “balancing the health and safety of animals in research.” Further, having proved time and time again that they cannot carry out their opera-
systems based on experimental animals.” Additionally, because the cells are based on human biology, the method “is proposed to be more accurate for predicting
that often fails to predict human responses as “traditional animal models often do not accurately mimic human pathophysiology.” As a university that prides
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The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center has recently had multiple complaints filed against them. tions legally, the center has illustrated a larger need to shift towards a different kind of research. For instance, they could consider using the in vitro method — which involves tests done outside of a living organism through the use of isolated animal or human cells — provides an opportunity to avoid cruelty altogether. According to a study by Henrik Johansson et al. that used a human cell line in vitro to predict sensitization in response to chemical haptens, using a human cell line in vitro “has the potential to completely replace or drastically reduce the utilization of test
sensitization in humans, than the traditional animal-based tests.” Advanced computer-modeling techniques have also been found to work as an alternative to animal testing. Wyss Institute researchers at Harvard created “human organs-on-chips” by adapting “computer microchip manufacturing methods to engineer microfluidic culture devices” that emulate the “microarchitecture and functions of living human organs, including the lung, intestine, kidney, skin, bone marrow and bloodbrain barrier, among others.” The Wyss Institute cites the innumerable and unnecessary loss of animal life to research
itself on focusing on the future and being “a haven for people whose creativity changes the shape of reality,” their dependence on “traditional” animal research sends a conflicting message — after all, what is “forward” about the age-old practice of animal testing when there are better known alternatives and when its regulations are repeatedly violated?
Haley is a senior studying Journalism, with a certificate in French. Do you think the WNPRC should pursue alternatives to primate testing? Send all comments to email@example.com.
Far Right militias organizing speak to creeping facism By Philip Klinker STAFF WRITER
A plot by fanatical extremists to kidnap a politician and bring them to a safe house to “stand trial” reads like something out of a history book or international news. But, it wasn’t Confederate spies in a long ago war or armed rebels in a far away country; instead, it was a group of right-wing terrorists in Michigan who made news recently after being charged with plotting to kidnap the state’s governor. Unlike other, more singular acts
of terror in recent years — The El Paso Walmart Shooting, the MAGA Bomber — the so-called Wolverine Watchmen were organized and had a long-term plan. They were not planning on stopping at kidnapping Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, but had discussed kidnapping Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as well. They would then go on to attack the Michigan State Capitol building and kidnap other officials in hopes of overthrowing the government and plunging the country into civil war.
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The threat of militias is chilling after the President's call to the Proud Boys
Since Ruby Ridge, militias have been little more than an eccentricity of American politics — ultra-libertarian wackos in camo, holed up the woods somewhere. In recent years, however, militias have seen a boom in membership and a greater level of organization. This worrying trend can be seen on the website for the militia network, My Militia. My Militia boasts 529 militias in its network, with a quick link to apply to the one closest to you. Although My Militia is not an organization — it is a network for independent militias to connect to one another, publish literature and recruit — its size and scope speak to the rise of militias in recent years. Some welcome the militias, especially in times of unrest. As overwhelmingly peaceful as protests have been, news coverage of shattered store fronts and burned businesses have some wanting order to be maintained, by force if necessary. The idea of armed citizens “keeping the peace” is appealing in turbulent times and has many defending the militias or even calling for their intervention and protection from the perceived threat of radicals. The militias are far from uniform. Some accept men and women, others just men. Some have a camp or dedicated space, others meet in homes. Some have a religious denomination, others are nominally secular.
There are strong common threads, of course. The 17-year-old who shot and killed protesters in Kenosha, Kyle Rittenhouse, was a militia member and is universally praised and defended by militias across America. Militias see left-wing groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa as enemies of militias and of the United States. Antifa, contrary to popular belief, is not a formal organization. It does not have a website, hold meetings, send marching orders, issue memberships or anything like that. It is rather a purposefully decentralized network of activists and allies; friends of friends encouraging one another to go to a protest prepared for a fight. The protesters dressed in black who are prepared to meet militias with force may belong to no organization but are just staunchly antifascist in their politics. All this comes together to bring us to the near boiling point we are at today. Left of center groups and individuals come together to protest police violence and militias come around to shoot them down or run them over. Recently, I wrote on the creeping rise of fascism in American politics. Today, the militias are spread out. They are zealous but fragmented. The militia movement today are unassembled pieces of an organized fascist paramilitary force. This looming threat is all the more chilling in light
of the President’s recent call to the Proud Boys — a national rightwing organization known for violent clashes at protests — to “stand by.” This may seem like a far off threat. It may seem that, even if authoritarian, right wing groups are coming together, it must take months, even years for them to meaningfully affect our politics, right? Unfortunately militias and other right wing paramilitary groups may be used to intimidate voters as soon as this coming election. With a police force that is, at best, inept in fighting militias or, at worst, actively working with them, the rise of fascism in the United States seems to be relatively unchecked. Democratic politicians, if they acknowledge the looming threat of fascism at all, are meeting their street violence with high-minded condemnation. Militias need to be met with equal left wing organization in the form of labor unions, political organizations and electoral organizations. Marching militias should encounter protests and crowds of antifascists so large that they scatter back into the hole they came from.
Philip is a junior studying Journalism. Do you think militias need to be stopped? How would you suggest this be done? Send all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Life & Style Masks become a fashion statement
Thursday, October 22, 2020
By Megan Girod STAFF WRITER
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Wearing masks can be exciting with all of the different options of colors and patterns!
In today’s world, people are always on the hunt for a new mask. The balance between cute and functional has gotten even easier with new mask trends popping up daily. One of the most common mask trends is matching your mask to your outfit. This is a simple yet effective way to look put together even during a global pandemic. There are a few ways you can match your mask to your outfit including: matching the colors, patterns or using the mask to complement your outfit rather than completely match it. Check out some of these mask sellers for new masks that will elevate your next outfit! For sports fans: The NFL shop has over 50 different face masks you can
purchase online for any pro football team you are supporting. Masks range from $11-24 and are on sale currently! Visit the UW Bookstore for Wisconsin Badger Masks or head over to Bucky’s Locker Room for even more styles that will get you ready for the Badger sports seasons. General wear: Support small businesses by shopping online on Etsy. com for custom facemasks that also support local artists! Walmart, Target and other major retailers have started carrying an even larger selection of face masks as well. They have options that are affordable and trendy! While masks can be a complementing accessory to your outfit, there are some issues that may occur. These are a small price
to pay for the health and safety of yourself and others but these tips may help keep these issues to a minimum. Wash your face regularly with a gentle cleanser — this will help reduce the moisture and dirt that may accumulate on your face from wearing your mask all the time. Wash your masks frequently — not only will this reduce the number of germs on your mask but it will also help reduce mask acne that is caused by dirty masks being worn without washing. Rotate your masks — according to Hopkins Medicine, everyone should have at least two masks in rotation so that one is always clean if one is in the wash, this will also help reduce skin irritation and acne that may be caused by mask-wearing.
Trader Joe’s snacks to try By Jenna Kestan STAFF WRITER
Like most people do, when traveling to the grocery store, I like to think of all the delicious foods that I will be purchasing. Here in Madison, my go-to grocery store is Trader Joe’s. Below are my top five favorite snacks from Trader Joe’s and why they are a necessity for any kitchen! 1. Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries Trader Joe’s frozen chocolate-covered strawberries give a perfect balance of chocolate and fruity flavors. They are perfect to eat as a snack or as a dessert! In addition to the strawberries, Trader Joe’s also makes frozen chocolatecovered bananas. 2. T e r i y a k i Seaweed Snacks Trader Joe’s puts its own spin on traditional
seaweed snacks. These seaweed snacks are so addicting that I buy three big bags of it when I shop. The teriyaki flavor is strong, but not so strong that it’s too overpowering. 3. Everything but the Bagel Dip This dip is the Everything but the Bagel seasoning mixed with a Greek yogurt spread. What I love about this dip is that it goes with everything. I dip it with carrots, celery, pita chips, potato chips and sometimes even eat it by itself. It is a great snack for when you are craving something light and easy. 4. Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries These dark chocolate covered blueberries are such an addicting snack. Whenever I eat something that is covered in choco-
late, I prefer it to be dark chocolate instead of milk. So, this snack is a fan favorite of my apartment. I can eat an entire box of these while watching a movie and still be wanting more. These are not frozen so they are good to share amongst people and to leave out as snacks. 5. Tr uffle Oil Potato Chips Last time I was at Trader Joe’s I saw these chips and decided to buy them. I am so thankful I did! These chips are made with white truffle oil. It is the perfect ratio of savory and salty. The truffle oil is not too overpowering. I find that when the truffle flavor is too much, it becomes really hard to eat. However, these were so amazing and I recommend them to any truffle lover!
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Baking these glueten-free recipes can be a great way to spend an evening at home!
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Use these recipes to bake and enjoy some sweet treats with your friends or family this fall!
Simple recipes to bake this fall ByClara Huskin STAFF WRITER
As the temperature continues to drop and COVID-19 continues to keep us inside more than we would like, sometimes the only thing to do is pull out your favorite apron and get to baking. Here are two of my favorite Fall-inspired Gluten Free cookie recipes. First comes first, all thanks to Trader Joe’s: these Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies only require butter, vanilla and your choice of milk. The base of these cookies includes gluten-free almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca starch; plus, they are topped with semi-sweet non-dairy chocolate chips making these cookies not only gluten free but vegan too. Before baking, in order to create a cozy Fall feeling, you’ll add half a bag of Nestle butterscotch morsels to the mix. This step is not required, but certainly adds that Fall and cozy touch.
After the ingredients are mixed, place around 12 balls of dough on a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. This pre-mixed dry ingredient package doesn’t disappoint, the recipe is located on the box and is only a speedy 10-minute bake. Trust me, the mix of chocolate and butterscotch will send your roommates running to the kitchen and will create a sweet fall aroma. Likewise, nothing screams Fall more than Pumpkin flavored bakery items and I have the perfect Gluten-Free Pumpkin cookies for you. This Pumpkin cookie recipe is from “Amy In The Kitchen,” which is an online website filled with made-from-scratch recipes. This recipe specifically requires canned pumpkin puree and Bob’s Red Mill pre-made gluten-free flour blend. Although this recipe doesn’t come pre-packaged like the
recipe above, these cookies are still extremely easy to make. All you have to do is first mix the wet ingredients — sugars, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla — in one bowl, and then whisk the dry ingredients — flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice — into another. Then, you combine the wet and dry ingredients together and place 1 tablespoon sized dough balls along a baking sheet. Baked at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes, your cookies will be done and smelling fantastic. As an extra touch, you can also make a light cream cheese frosting that will be drizzled over your cookies once they cool. The entire recipe for these delicious cookies can be found online at “Amy In The Kitchen”. As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature begins to drop, grab your apron and get to baking these yummy, gluten-free treats!