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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Hillel exhibit opens honoring UW alumna executed by Hitler By Molly Reppen The Daily Cardinal
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Sandy Wilcox, Chancellor Biddy Martin and Wilcox’s wife christen the ‘Sandy Wilcox’ sailing boat with a bottle of champagne Wednesday.
Retiring UW Foundation president honored By Scott Girard The Daily Cardinal
UW-Madison administrators and students gathered at the Porter Boathouse Wednesday evening to honor UW Foundation President Andrew “Sandy” Wilcox. Wilcox has served as President of the Foundation for 22 years, but will retire as of Friday, with current Business School Dean Mike Knetter taking his place “The difficult part is it came so fast,” Wilcox said of his coming retirement. Chancellor Biddy Martin and UW-Madison head of facilities and planning management Al Fish both spoke in honor of Wilcox. Martin lauded Wilcox’s work as president of the UW Foundation. “Under his leadership the assets of the Foundation grew from 190 million dollars, which is what they were in 1988 to 2.3 billion dollars in
2010,” Martin said. Fish discussed Wilcox’s vital role in organizing the financing for the Kohl Center. “Sandy said ‘we might be able to raise seven million dollars for that,’” Fish said. “It was a 72 million dollar project and we raised $49 million in gift funds.” Fish called Wilcox “somebody who under-promises and over-delivers.” Wilcox also used money from the foundation to help scholarships through the Great People campaign. “The Foundation has generated approximately $15.7 million for need-based aid since the Great People campaign started,” Martin said. Fish pointed to a map which displayed the 45 building projects that were constructed since 1988, including Grainger Hall, the Engineering Centers building and the Education building.
“Almost 60 percent of the projects you see in front of you were done with the help of gifts,” Fish said. Another main point of the ceremony was Wilcox’s Naval service. The University’s Naval-ROTC was on hand to present colors and honor Wilcox by naming their laser class sailing boat the ‘Sandy Wilcox.’ The N-ROTC ended the ceremony by having Wilcox christen the boat and piping him ashore, a Naval tradition since the 1700s. Martin quoted former Chancellor John D. Wiley, saying “when the history of UW-Madison is written, he will be one of the more consequential and influential people in it’s history.” Wilcox said his proudest accomplishment of the last 22 years was “always doing the right thing.” Two study abroad scholarships to Asia and France will also be named in his honor.
Rep. Wood sentenced to 60 days in jail and 2 years probation for driving charges State Rep. Jeff Wood, I-Chippewa Falls, was sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading no contest Wednesday to charges of operating a vehicle with controlled substance, according to Marathon County Court records. The charges were changed from a fourth-offense OWI, to which Wood previously pleaded not guilty. Wood, who already served 45 days in jail earlier in the year, was given two years of probation for the incident from September 2009 when he was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. His DOT license was revoked
for 30 months, and he was also sentenced to alcohol assessment. The embattled state assemblyman was censured last April by the legislature after avoiding expulsion charges brought about by state Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater. Wood has previously apologized for the incident, and said he was “deeply embarrassed” about his actions. After the incident, Wood, the legislature’s only Independent, agreed not to run for the same position he’s held since 2002. Democrat C.W. King and Republican Tom Larson are running to take his place. —Ariel Shapiro
The Hillel Foundation commemorated the opening of an exhibit about Mildred Fish-Harnack, a UW-Madison aluma who was the only American civilian executed under Nazi rule during World War II, Wednesday. Fish-Harnack graduated from UW-Madison in 1925 with a master’s degree in English literature and later on taught in the English department. After her time in Wisconsin, FishHarnack and her German husband moved to Berlin in 1929. She taught literature and was a passionate resistance fighter against Nazi Germany. She was sentenced to jail, even as an American, for contributing to the Nazi resistance, but was soon executed by guillotine under Hitler’s rule in Berlin in 1943. The exhibit at the Hillel Center,
which honors Mildred Fish-Harnack’s time in Madison and Germany, opened Wednesday and will be on display until Dec. 3. This is the first art exhibit to ever be displayed at the Hillel Center’s new building since it’s opening last year. An opening presentation for the showing of “An Exhibition of The German Resistance”, created by Franz Knubel, was held Wednesday night, where various speakers expressed their thoughts about the new exhibit. Knubel spoke about the importance of having his exhibit at the Hillel Center. He recounted times of his childhood in Germany during World War II and spoke highly of Fish-Harnack’s importance to the war effort. hillel page 3
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A core piece of the exhibit features a rubbing impression of FishHarnack’s last steps before her execution by guillotine.
Michelle Obama camapigns for Feingold at Milwaukee fundraiser Michelle Obama spoke at a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, in Milwaukee Tuesday, marking the third White House visit to the state in the last two weeks. She praised Feingold’s work on campaign finance reform, healthcare, and tax cuts for the middle class in her prepared statements. Obama also noted Feingold’s famous independent streak. “Now, when my husband was here in Wisconsin a couple
of weeks ago, he talked about how independent and outspoken Russ is ... and how Russ doesn’t always agree with him,” she said. “So Russ, that’s something that you and I have in common.” “But my husband also said something else about Russ that I think is worth repeating today,” she continued. “He said that Russ is always looking out for the people of this state.” The first lady stressed as “Mom-in-Chief ” how impor-
tant this election is for the future of our country, and how vital Feingold is to achieving the goals her husband’s campaign set in 2008. However, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Reince Priebus said the First Lady’s visit exposes Feingold as a Washington insider. “For a guy trying to run on his independence, Russ Feingold sure is getting a lot of help from the Washington establishment,” Priebus said in a statement.
“…the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found.”
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Internet as we know it, folks. Most of the time when I stumbled across a word I didn’t know, I dutifully looked it up in a dictionary like teachers always told me I should. Apparently, I never paid much attention to those handy little symbols over and between letters—the, uh, dictionary pronunciation guides. Now before you get all, “Wow, this girl is like that hermit-poet Emily Dickinson reincarnated with her dictionaries and shit,” let me explain. I was active—all the usual ballet and gymnastics classes and eventually a marginally successful swimming “career.” And I had friends, plausibly or not. But I had zero interest in team sports—all those lines and players on one field confused the hell out of me. My first-grade soccer stint ended when I started skipping practices to pick chestnuts from the giant tree outside school while the other kids practiced at the park across the street. I split the nuts apart and pretended they
Erica Pelzek guest columnist Ex-peshully instead of “especially.” Chipot-uhl instead of “chipotle.” Lie-berry instead of “library.” Some people blame their mispronunciations on lisps, accents or laziness. Not me. Every time I pronounce “epitome” like it’s spelled, I remind my smirking friends that I was one of “those kids” who read a lot. A bit too much. When I was eight years old, I took a deep breath and finally asked my mom, “What’s a gweenya pig?” After unsuccessfully snorting back her laughter, she explained, yes, those curious animals were the same “guinea” pigs I had in my third-grade classroom. “And anti-cues, what are those?” Antiques, she said giggling, are old treasures, like the high-backed chairs we scoped out mere days before in a shop. And this was way before the
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were teacups, throwing raging tea parties with Andrea, the other rogue soccer player I recruited to join my “Alice in Wonderland”like forces. So, no team sports for me. Consequently, I read my elementary years away. I’m talking upwards of four books per day if left to my own devices, especially on summer weekends when I got tired of running through the sprinkler. I read the entire “Baby-sitters Club” book series at least three times. I devoured “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at least once every six months. I began to seek out more emotionally charged books (hello, “To Kill a Mockingbird), more imaginative tales (hey there, Roald Dahl). Ultimately, as puberty progressed, I sought sexier— ahem, trashier—romance novels with sex scenes made of absurd similes: “like a blooming flower,” “brawny as a stallion” and “engorged with sweetness like a honeybee hive” (thanks, Johanna Lindsey). Why learning a new skill like drawing, cooking or, say, devis-
ing water balloon attacks on the neighbor boys didn’t occur to me, I’ll never know. I still attribute my pitiful attempts at breads, cookies and cakes on the fact that I spent crucial mother-daughter bonding time avoiding the kitchen by scouring “Oliver Twist” for the fifth time while she made chocolate-chipped treats. Similarly, I hid paperback books on my lap during art class, and for that reason, never successfully completed an art project, ever. Granted, my embarrassing English-language flubs have garnered some benefits. When my now-boyfriend exclaimed his craving for whore-cotta ice cream, or “horchata,” I knew it was meant to be. My “bosom swelled with passion,” if you will. But I’ll probably always still be the girl wandering around the grocery store who asks the clerk where the poem-grenades are in the produce section. …Er, pomegranates. Do you also pronounce “façade” like fuh-cayd? Send your embarrassing slip-ups to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New Beer Thursday
Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen For the last couple of weeks the New Beer Desk has been talking up Oktoberfest. We are celebrating the style and tradition this week by taking a look at the großvater (aka grosvater, aka grandaddy) of modern Oktoberfestbier as well as turning you on to several more local alternatives. This week’s Oktoberfest embodies the intersection of beer and tradition of the worlds’ largest volksfest, which is appropriate because this week marked the 200th anniversary of the festival. Since 1872 the Spaten Brewery in Munich has been pumping out this classic Märzen for the Munich Oktoberfest. The brewery itself is rooted much deeper in history. By the time the Reinheitsgebot, or German beer purity law, was even first talked about in the late 1490s, Spaten had been brewing for nearly a century. Basically, they know beer. Many of us here at New Beer
Desk had our first run-in with Spaten at the Essen Haus or the Plaza, swilling large steins of Optimator to get primed for destruction. The Oktoberfest is a bit more easygoing on your sobriety, clocking in at a respectable 5.9 percent ABV. H o w e v e r, compared to O p t i m a t o r, Oktoberfest is still a raging beast on your tastebuds ... er ... it is equally flavorful. The fest beer is less caramel and chocolate malt, more of a richer, dryer, earthier and more guzzleable brew perfect for filling liter stein after liter stein. It is fairly sweet
and perfectly effervescent, while still maintaining a certain nearpeaty mouthfeel. This combination creates a very well-balanced beer. Even after it loses carbonation and becomes warmer than its prime temperature, the beer is still better than most. A long table-life is necessary if you’re going to drink this beer out of a huge glass. This beer seems as if it was designed and tweaked to perfectly fit a huge outdoor fall festival that celebrates a great German tradition. Other classic German Märzens are available from most of the German giants: HackerPschorr brews one (Original Oktoberfest Amber Märzen—5.8 percent ABV) and Paulaner brews two (Oktoberfest Märzen 5.8 percent ABV and Wiesn 6.0 percent). These are highly-rated on a popular beer review database online, but here at the Cardinal NBD we haven’t quite had the chance to get to them yet. As far as local forays into the Oktoberfest style,
there are two we sampled this year that specifically stand out. These come from nearby New Glarus and Amherst. New Glarus Brewery’s Staghorn Octoberfest Brew is a fan favorite. The brewery celebrates beer the proper way by bringing out a proper wooden cask to the city’s Oktoberfest at the end of September. The folks at Central Waters Brewery in Amherst have been whipping up their own spin on the traditional brew for about seven years. The beer has the crisp backbone a Märzen should have and isn’t overbearing. Of course there are many other local or regional spins on the style, but we cannot get to them all. So readers, raise a glass and drink up in celebration of Oktoberfest. Prost! —Benji Pierson
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Dem. ousted from Scott Walker event By Ariel Shapiro The Daily Cardinal
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Graeme Zielinski was ousted from a campaign event for Republican gubernatorial candidate Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. Zielinski said he showed up at the Milwaukee event with the TEMPO women’s leadership organization to talk to the press about Milwaukee County delaying the release of their finance report. According to Zielinski, he was “disinvited” from the event, after which he took to Twitter. “The nasty little racist from the Walker campaign looks straight from central casting,” he tweeted. Zielinski later said it was in reference to Walker campaign worker Michael Brickman’s tweet from over the summer posting a link to a video of “C’mon, N’ Ride It (The Train),” featuring African-Americans dancing to the song. The post was supposed to reenforce Walker’s stance against high-speed rail. However, Zielinski said it was offensive and racist.
Zielinski said that from speaking with the African-American community in Milwaukee, “they were deeply offended.” He also said that the Walker campaign apology was really a “non-apology.” However, Republican Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Andrew Welhouse said this is the Democrats’ way of distracting from the real issues. It’s not surprising that the Democrats are already resorting to event-crashing and gimmicks to try to steal headlines away from the real issues,” Welhouse said in an e-mail. “And instead of talking about those issues and how best to get us back on the right track, they’re hoping to distract the voters for just long enough.” Zielinski agreed that this election should be about the issues, not the scandals. He said what he regrets about the incident was that he did not get a chance to thoroughly talk about the issue with the County finance report. Quoting HBO’s esteemed series, “The Wire,” Zielinski said “the bigger the lie, the more they believe. That’s what’s going on with Scott Walker.”
Deputy placed on leave after fatally shooting Madison man An 11-year veteran of the Dane County Sheriff ’s Office was placed on administrative leave after fatally shooting Eugene Walker who attacked and injured him Tuesday night. Walker, 25, was involved in a domestic situation with his former girlfriend where he allegedly held a gun to her head at one point. Fitchburg Police requested the assistance of other law enforcement including Dane County Sheriff Deputies in an attempt to locate the 25-year old armed man, according to the incident report. The veteran deputy of the Dane County Sheriff ’s Office found Walker while searching on foot. “Knowing this individual was
reported to be armed with a gun, the deputy drew his weapon and began giving the suspect verbal instructions,” Dane County Sheriff Public Information Officer Elise Schaffer said in a statement. The Madison man attacked the deputy, throwing him to the ground. During the struggle the deputy shot the suspect. The Walker was then transported to UW Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The deputy was placed on administrative leave in accordance with the Sheriff ’s Office critical incident policy, according to Schaffer. The Sheriff’s Office did not release the deputy’s name.
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Public Safety Review Committee approved of a motion to make the State Street area a glass-free zone during the weekend of Freakfest. The committee hopes this will help make the event safe.
Ordinance to make State Street a glass-free zone during Freakfest approved by committee By Grace Gleason The Daily Cardinal
The Public Safety Review Committee approved the establishment of a Glass-Free Zone for the State Street area during the annual Freakfest at their meeting Wednesday. The Glass-Free Zone policy will be in effect from 9:30 p.m. on October 29 to 5:30 a.m. on October 30. Additionally it will be enforced from 9:30 p.m. on October 30 to 5:00 a.m. on October 31. The zone will be in effect on the entirety of State Street on city-owned property. The committee said they believe that enforcement of this policy will help limit numerous dangers involved with glass, whether they result from accidentally broken glass on the street or the use of broken bottles as weapons
disappeared, in part as a result of these changes,” Scott said. At this point, the Police Department and the committee said they believe they have done most of what needs to be done in order to make Halloween in Madison as safe as possible. The proposed regulations involved with Freakfest have become standard procedure in the past few years, but they must be heard and approved by the Common Council again each year. There have been fewer incidents at Freakfest in recent years with the Glass-Free Zone and other restrictions in effect than there were several years ago, according to Scott. The ordinance will be up for approval by the Common Council Tuesday Oct. 19.
School of Nursing, partners receive $1 million for project The UW-Madison School of Nursing, the Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Education Center has been awarded $1 million in federal funding to support health research and improve community health. The three recipients of the threeyear grant are in partnership to establish Project WINNERS (Wisconsin
Network for New Employment and Research Support.) Project WINNERS will create a group of research support workers from among members of underserved and underrepresented populations in Wisconsin and will bring health education programs on topics that community members have identified as most important to them,
according to the UW-Madison School of Nursing website. Project WINNERS will create training programs for people interested in health related careers to obtain a Community Health Research Associate certificate in order to serve as health resource in their community and to increase job skills.
ASM, Student Progressive Dane compromise on event grant
hillel from page 1 “What I traced from this great woman, who stands for millions of men and women, who were killed by the Nazis, is now displayed here at Hillel,” said Knubel. Shareen Blair Brysac, author of “Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra” spoke about the creation of her book concerning Fish-Harnack’s life in Germany. Brysac, a former CBS network producer, and her husband Karl Meyer, a Daily Cardinal alumus, visited the Topographie des Terrors in Berlin during the late ‘80s. That was when Brysac first learned of Fish-Harnack from a photograph of her at the museum. She later became more intrigued when she discovered Fish-Harnack was a close family friend of her husband’s parents. A presentation by Brysac, “Mildred Harnack: A Portrait in Words” will take place Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center.
in drunken fights. The Glass-Free Zone ordinance recommendation was not intended to limit the amount of bottled alcohol brought into the festival, however, according to Michael Scott, Chair of the Public Safety Review Committee and Professor of Law at UW-Madison. The City of Madison has implemented several changes to Freakfest restrictions in the past few years in order to combat the safety hazards characteristic of the infamous event. The change of Freakfest to a gated and ticketed event, altered traffic patterns and improved lighting have all contributed to creating a safer environment, according to Scott. “All of the problems with rioting and so forth we used to have on Halloween have to a great extent
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ASM granted the Student Progressive Dane part of the money they applied for to bring a civil rights activist from Brazil to speak at UW.
Associated Students of Madison Student Council voted to grant the Student Progressive Dane only a portion of the $5,595 grant requested for a civil rights speaker at their general meeting Tuesday night. The Student Progressive Dane asked for money to have constitutional lawyer and prominent civil rights activist Glenn Greenwald speak at an event on Nov. 3. Greenwald will speak on the War on Terror and its effect on civil liberties. The Finance Committee approved this previously, but all of ASM is required to approve any grant for more than $5,000. Of the $5,595 the Student Progressive Dane requested, $4,000 was to go towards honoraria, $1,437 was to cover travel expenses, and $158 was intended for lodging. Student Progressive Dane said travel expenses are so high
because Greenwald lives in Brazil. However, University Affairs Chair Carl Fergus thought the request was asking too much. “I really think that $5,400 for one speaker is way too much money,” he said. Student Progressive Dane said Greenwald is the most highly regarded speaker on the topic of civil rights and it would be impossible to get another speaker with the event approaching so quickly. As a compromise, ASM granted the Student Progressive Dane a total of $4,500. They said they would give $3,063 for honoraria instead of the entire requested amount. Student Progressive Dane representative Harriet Rowan said she is happy with the outcome of the meeting. “I’m fine with it. I feel bad that we couldn’t clarify in the beginning that they could have lowered it below $5,000,” said Rowan.
Thursday, October 14 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
More ‘idle,’ less ‘wild’: Scottish rockers deliver decent album By Jeremy Gartzke
The vocal performance on the band’s earlier records, specifically 100 Broken With jangly guitar hooks and straight- Windows, is much more dynamic than ahead drums, Post Electric Blues could that of Post Electric Blues. In spite of just as easily define a genre as it does his disappointing vocals, however, the the latest offering from Idlewild. With record is still a fantastic effort thanks to a great blend of classic rock and British the cohesive instrumentation. indie pop, this is the product of a veteran “City Hall” features crooned vocals remband having fun. iniscent of early Smoking Popes records. Stemming from Edinburgh, This gives the song a very alt-rock feel, with Scotland, Idlewild have a unique an inflection that screams “getting over sound: vaguely reminiscent of every- you.” This is by far the catchiest track on thing, but not quite sounding like any- the album. thing. While some songs on the album The fourth track, “(The Night Will) sound similar to the Hold Steady, Bring You Back,” is an acoustic ditty others evoke more of the early 2000s’ that features some of the strongest pop-punk. vocal work on the album. With strong The contrast between this record lead vocals and great underlying harand the band’s earliest monies, it sounds like offerings is ridiculous. an old country tune. CD REVIEW Avoiding the driven Idlewild revisit this punk that dominated country influence on Idlewild’s older material, “Take Me Back to the Post Electric Blues offers Islands” and “Take Me its listener radio-friendly Back in Time.” rock with clever lyrics “All Over Town” isn’t and great guitar riffs. This quite a punk song, but album is the product of it certainly amps up the Post Electric Blues the sound that Idlewild feeling of the album. The Idlewild has slowly developed over guitar work is fantastic, the course of their past contributing harmonies five albums. But while this record is to what is undoubtedly the best vocal solid, it is not their best. track on the album. The straightforward drums lend to the punk feel of the song, while the walking bass line extends the range of the song and adds movement to Avoiding the driven punk that domithe low end. nated Idlewild’s older material, Post While “Post-Electric” serves as the Electric Blues offers its listener radiotitle track, by no means does it define friendly rock with clever lyrics and the sound of the album. With a bridge great guitar riffs. that digresses into experimental rock, Idlewild seem out of their element on “Post-Electric.” The bluesy sound of the song, however, offers new and interestAlbum opener “Younger than ing territory for the band—something America” has an infectious guitar hook we can hope to see them further explore with some intricate bass work under- in the future. neath it. The vocals are emotional and A solid offering from a veteran band, energetic and they don’t stray far from this record isn’t going to turn too many the center. Heidi Talbot lends vocals to heads. Yet, with a few standout tracks the final verse and chorus of the track, and not a single unlistenable cut, it’s making the relatively stagnant perfor- absolutely worth at least one listen. mance of lead vocalist Roddy Woomble Though they haven’t matched the high more dynamic. level of music they made on Hope is Woomble sticks to a pretty narrow Important or The Remote Part, Idlewild vocal range for most of the record, which prove they still have plenty of musical is disappointing for such a veteran band. ability with Post Electric Blues. The Daily Cardinal
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Coming off a summer tour that included huge festivals both abroad and in the United States, The Walkmen bring the hype to Madison’s Barrymore Theatre.
‘Walk’ on down to Barrymore tonight By Noah Kise The Daily cardinal
The past year has been a busy one for indie-rock veterans The Walkmen. In the wake of their sixth studio release, Lisbon, the quintet has been making their way across the United States, and tonight, that victory lap brings them to Madison’s own Barrymore Theatre. Word on the street is that it’s a good time to see these guys live, and a conversation with keyboardist Peter Bauer confirms that. “There have been a couple times where we’ve hit our stride in the past, and we’re right on the verge of it right now,” Bauer said. The Walkmen’s older material has been compared to bands like The Strokes and Interpol, and rightfully so. All of these bands are known for their fierce live performances, and The Walkmen is no exception. “You’re there to try to connect with people,” Bauer said about his band’s intense concerts.
“When people come to your shows it’s awesome ... it makes all the driving worth it” Peter Bauer keyboardist The Walkmen
Although still tipping their hats to the bombastic choruses of their older music, the band is headed in a sunnier direction with the new material on Lisbon. These new songs add variation to the live set. “It’s a long show and there’s only ten songs on the new record, and we don’t even play ’em all ... We play different stuff every night,” Bauer said. This is good news for all those attending the show tonight, as fans can expect to hear plenty of the band’s older cuts, a handful off Lisbon, and pos-
sibly even some new material. “We learn how to play [new songs] onstage, and then reevaluate them later,” Bauer said, referring to the writing process behind the new album. “It’s not reinventing the wheel, the new songs gain a lot of size once you start playing them well.” Although this year has seen The Walkmen play before massive audiences, such as the one at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park, they are looking forward to a return to smaller venues. “We’re really excited to be playing our own shows … It’s a lot more fun,” Bauer said. Despite having visited Madison in sub-zero temperatures several times before, Bauer added that he is “looking forward to Madison.” “When people come to your shows it’s awesome,” Bauer said. “It makes you want to be there and makes the driving all worth it.” For a band that has played sold out festivals in both Europe and the United States this year, this writer doubts they’ll have any trouble drawing a crowd tonight. Opening for The Walkmen is Japandroids, a guitar-and-drums duo from Vancouver. Although these garage rockers are fairly new to the scene, they have already made a name for themselves with their critically acclaimed 2008 debut, Post Nothing. Their past live shows have been characterized by sophomoric antics such as playing in front of a fan for theatrical effect. Although Japandroids are only a twosome, their thick distortion, rowdy vocals and crashing cymbals fill the entire sonic space. The Walkmen at Barrymore Theatre price: $19 at the door when: Doors open at 7:00 pm, music starts at 8:00 pm who: The Walkmen featuring Japandroids and Miniature Tigers
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The veteran Scottish quintet Idlewild––not to be confused with the Outkast film of the same name––deliver a solid, if not spectacular, album in Post Electric Blues.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
‘Story’ only ‘Kind of’ worth your time
As its title implies, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” lacks the depth to provide substantial intrigue By Blake Rhiner The Daily cardinal
In discussing “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” the new movie from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the operative words are “kind of.” The writer-director duo of “Sugar” and “Half Nelson” have created a film with all the ingredients of your typical indie dramedy: the upper-middle class, depressed teen protagonist, the cute and obscure, rebellious girl whom he will inevitably fall for and the zany cast of unique characters which they encounter during their quest to cope. However, in “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” setting takes precedent to character, and the results are only kind of, well, only kind of anything. Character is subordinant to setting, and the story can be compared to a wide, shallow pool in which there are many characters but none with any depth “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” follows a depressed teenager, Craig, played by Keir Gilchrist, who struggles to deal with the pressures of his everyday life. Craig checks himself into a psychiatric ward one night after contemplating suicide. Due to a renovation to the hospital’s teen ward, Craig is instead brought to the adult psyche ward. He is charged to stay there for a minimum of five days, and the story
begins there, kind of. Ultimately, it is not any single character that aids in Craig’s growth, but the psyche ward as a whole that leads to the change in Craig’s character. The film is essentially a fish-out-of-water story. Craig is placed in a setting where he doesn’t belong (an adult psyche ward) and because of this, he comes to the realization that his problems are not as terrible as he had imagined. Character is subordinate to setting, and the story can be compared to a wide, shallow pool in which there are many characters but none with any depth. This lack of character depth is unfortunate because the performances are strong, especially that of Zach Galifianakis. The “Hangover” star is brilliant in his role as Bobby, the charismatic ringleader of the ward. Underneath the ironic air of charisma that Bobby exudes is a suggestion of something darker. This something is brought to the surface in a few brief scenes of pain and anger. These scenes are striking in the way they contrast with the rest of the film, but they are fleeting–– dissapearing as suddenly as they come. In this manner, the film only briefly touches on what could have been a much deeper exploration of character. Instead, the film focuses on a love story subplot, one which requires Craig to choose between the girl of his dreams and the cute teen psyche patient Noelle, played by Emma Roberts. The loose ends of the plot are tied up quickly and
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Despite strong efforts from (clockwise from top) Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” falls utterly short of expectations.
cleanly, and the film retains its cutesie, light-heartedness without venturing beneath the barely scratched surface. At 90 minutes, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” could stand to add some depth. As it is, it leaves the viewer wanting. It’s not that the film isn’t funny, or enjoyable. Rather, it’s only kind of funny and enjoyable––and it could have been so much more.
When the Miley song is on: analyzing the poppiest of intrigues KYLE SPARKS total awesome
have a tendency to take things too seriously. I think that’s a prerequisite for being such a prick about something as fickle as music. I devolve existential prerogatives out of mundane pop lyrics and deconstruct melodies to be valued by their parts. And boy oh boy does it get me into trouble. What is it about Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name”
that so perfectly summarizes the human condition of loneliness? In other words, what pretentious taboo can I ascribe to the song to forgive my dancing wildly to it at the Plaza Friday night? The way I see it, there are two key differences between radiofriendly pop music people admit to liking and the kind of pop music you can’t put on the stereo without getting smacked. The first is easy: presentation. Destiny’s Child weren’t exactly nuns, but all their coordinated outfits those first few years were tailored to a mother’s eye (literally—Beyoncé’s mom drew them up). But even as
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their clothes got more revealing, they loosely fit the themes of their songs (camouflage for “Survivor,” etc.). The music remained the priority. It runs deeper, too. So long as we’re pretending to care about what the message in music is saying, we can easily delineate between a selfempowered riot on quest for the world to bend around you (remember the album Annie-mal?) and a weak-kneed admission that you desperately need acceptance (see: Miley Cyrus’ “Party In the U.S.A.”). Under some demented conception of higher-order morals, we conclude that Miley Cyrus is inadvertently stunting the individual development of our
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What do the princess of bubblegum pop, Miley Cyrus, and the queen herself, Beyoncé Knowles share? A lot, it turns out, but nothing as inspiring as their ability to churn out freakishly catchy hooks.
youth’s individual spirits by showing insecurity in a foreign environment, while Annie is barking motivational truths steeped in self-empowered autonomy by showing power in vulnerable situations.
Why is it that Beyonce is able to cut her Boy Scouts uniform in half at an awards show, but Miley Cyrus can’t so much as throw on a tank-top without drawing ire?
But I’m already losing traction. How is the lonely anxiety portrayed in “Party in the U.S.A.” any less legitimate than the version I just championed in “Say My Name”? Why is it that Beyoncé is able to cut her Boy Scouts uniform in half to appear at an awards show, but Miley Cyrus can’t so much as throw on a tank-top without drawing ire? Remember, Destiny’s Child were underage when they first made it big, too. The difference is: so were we. It’s easy for us to harp on the social consequences of the aesthetics of contemporary bubblegum pop because we’re no longer its target audience. It doesn’t necessarily appeal to us, nor should it. Bubblegum pop is designed to appeal to an audience that accepts music as ephemeral and nothing more. It readily molds to whatever is of-the-moment, without regard for any future demands—which is another way of saying it’s too con-
cerned with immediate impact to focus on satisfying the kind of scrutiny a 700-word column demands. If that sounds like nostalgia, you’re absolutely right. We give passes to songs that had immediate appeal while we only had immediate concerns, yet we expect the genre to adapt to our mounting worries. Thus, it’s probably just the product of latent jealousy that we project differences where there likely aren’t any. So there isn’t anything innovative about the instrumental or narrative structure of “Party in the USA,” but when Lisa Loeb’s similarly linear “Stay” comes on the jukebox, you can probably guess who’s going to be singing along the loudest. And I’ll be damned if the Cardigans’ “Lovefool” isn’t the sweetest pop song you’ve ever heard. We say we demand complexity and originality, but really what we’re demanding is something basic that somehow hits us on a basic level. We lose sight of what draws us to music in the first place, and instead of seeking things that draw us in, we focus on making excuses for what drives us away. Namely, hussy girls with obnoxious personalities. So there it is. I’m done making excuses. The lyrics are preposterous and I cringe every time I hear Miley Cyrus’ squawk on the television— but “Party In the U.S.A.” has one god-damn catchy hook. Want to know Kyle’s favorite Destiny’s Child member? E-mail him at email@example.com to get the lowdown.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Done with college, now what? Recent liberal arts graduates are finding it harder than ever to get a job, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t seeking other opportunities after college. Story by Stephanie Lindholm
henUW-Madison teaching assistant Jessie Reeder was backpacking through South America after graduating college in 2006, she met various young travelers from around the world who were taking paid vacations or yearlong sabbaticals. But when she returned in 2009, just after the onset of the global economic recession, things had changed. Many people had been laid off from their jobs and felt the job market was too competitive. Reeder learned that these unemployed travelers had found a way to wait out the recession by living on their savings and traveling through South America.
“It was sort of depressing to be so poor and watch others my age earn real salaries.” Jessie Reeder teaching assistant UW-Madison
“They knew they weren’t going to get jobs back home in London or Paris, and they could stretch their money further and for longer in Bolivia than they could in Europe,” Reeder said. “It’s not like they were working jobs in Bolivia; they were drinking rum and going to the beach. But it only cost them $10,000 a year to be unemployed in Bolivia as opposed to the $50,000 it would cost them to be unemployed in London.” In an article for the New York Times in August, Robin Marantz Henig discussed how 20-somethings are taking longer to reach adulthood and secure careers. She wrote, “The traditional
cycle seems to have gone off course, as young people remain untethered to romantic partners or to permanent homes, are going back to school for lack of better options, traveling, avoiding commitments, competing ferociously for unpaid internships or temporary (and often grueling) Teach For America jobs, forestalling the beginning of adult life.” Reeder is a current Ph.D. candidate at the university who works as an English Literature TA. She entered the school’s English doctorate program at the age of 24, with the confidence that she would have a salary and health insurance until she finished her Ph.D. program, and that hopefully the economy would recuperate by then. “It was sort of depressing to be so poor and watch others my age earn real salaries,” Reeder said. “But in the last few years many of them have lost those jobs. And while I’m still grinding it out on my meager salary, I at least have stability.” This trend of stand-by living has become more opportune than ever for 20-somethings, especially on the UW-Madison campus. Leslie Kohlberg, associate director of Letters and Science Career Services, saw the employment landscape change for liberal arts students after the recession, as well. Expecting her office to be inundated with students seeking employment help, Kohlberg said she was surprised when she saw a downturn in the number of students requesting career advising. “I talked to directors across the nation and asked if anyone else was seeing this,” she said. “I got a flood of responses. Everyone was seeing the same thing. We came to the conclusion that quickly before even trying for
their first employment, students just gave up.” Kohlberg said many of students were opting to wait it out by living at home, doing work abroad or going to graduate school. “We came to the conclusion that quickly before even trying for their first employment, students just gave up.” Leslie Kohlberg associate director of career services Letters and Science
For students who opt to wait out the recession, programs like the Peace Corps, Teach For America and AmeriCorps are viable options. UW-Madison Study Abroad Advisors Kate Hamoonga and Jessa Boche see students considering a wider variety of options as a way to wait out the recession, but also to build a more lucrative résumé in the meantime. “Everyone has a college degree now. But if you did an internship in South Africa–that’s different,” Hamoonga said. “And these programs offer really good benefits, like salary and insurance, too.” However, Kohlberg said the liberal arts students she’s advised have always struggled with their own confidence in their degrees, and she thinks this is being accentuated with the current economic situation. “They feel they can’t compete. They don’t know what they are competitive for,” Kohlberg said. “A lot of liberal arts students feel they should have gone to the business school or been an engineer. They want to know what to do with a history major.” But when the polarity of these
departments’ placement rates are considered, students’ concerns are not surprising. According to Kelly Cuene, assistant director of Career Planning & Advising for the Business Career Center, placement rates for UW business students who had been seeking full-time employment and accepted full-time employment after graduation were 68.2 percent for the 2010 school year. With rates nearly as successful, The UW Engineering School has a 56 percent placement rate for students who had accepted full-time employment, according to Kathy Prem, assistant director of Engineering Career Services at UW-Madison. According to Kohlberg, Letters and Science Career Services does not track placement rates for the number of students who had accepted full-time employment after graduation, but that national liberal arts numbers don’t compare to the Business or Engineering Schools. “We don’t have good numbers,” Kohlberg said. The response rate of Letters and Science students who reported to the Career Services department that they had accepted full-time employment is between six and 10 percent. “It usually takes Letters and Science students six to nine months to land a job, and by then they’ve usually left the Madison area and so we can’t get that information,” Kohlberg said. However, Kohlberg doesn’t think the numbers matter as much as the students’ motivation. She said that, on average, students’ college major only has a relationship to their career path within the first three years of employment after school.
Things are looking up for liberal arts students, Kohlberg said. The Letters and Sciences Career Fair in September saw a 13-percent increase in student employment, a record-breaking 241 employers and over 2,400 students in attendance. “The fact that they were there said to me clearly that employment is on the rise,” Kohlberg said. “Employers are looking for versatility, and I feel like that’s what liberal arts students have going for them with the degree.” Hamoonga says her major didn’t define what she did with her career. After graduating with a degree in communications designs, Hamoonga spent six months as a health and sanitation volunteer in Zambia. Soon after, she volunteered for three years in secondary and primary schools in South Africa for the Peace Corps.
“Everyone has a college degree now. But if you did an intership in South Africa-that’s different.” Kate Hamoonga study abroad adviser UW-Madison
Alternative post-college career paths are pertinent on the UW-Madison campus today, as 20-somethings plan their future career paths with consideration to the current economic struggles. Boche said liberal arts students are considering different options because in the economy there are just no opportunities to choose from. “When is going to be a better time than now?” Boche said.
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Washington and the Bear
By Derek Sandberg email@example.com
Thursday, October 14, 2010
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Walker has strong support for students across campuses In less than four weeks, students will play a key role in electing Wisconsin’s next governor. We have a decision to make: Are you content with the direction our state is headed or are you ready to create a fundamental change that will put Wisconsin back to work and provide opportunities to students like us? We need a new direction for Wisconsin. For the past eight years, Gov. Jim Doyle has raised taxes and increased the size of government beyond our ability to pay—forcing over 160,000 jobs to flee Wisconsin in the last two years. Electing Tom Barrett to serve Jim Doyle’s third term would take our state down the same, reckless path. We must do better. Wisconsin needs a tested leader who is ready to get the job done, and Scott Walker is the only candidate with the record and vision needed to put the badger state back to work. Walker has a proven record of holding the line on taxes and reducing the size of government. As Milwaukee County Executive, Walker has introduced nine consecutive budgets that did not increase the property tax levy from the previous year. He cut the county debt by over 10 percent, decreased the county workforce by over 20 percent and stabilized the county bond rating at the same time the state’s bond rating was lowered. Now, he has a bold plan to create 250,000 new jobs by 2015. This is something every student can support.
Scott Walker is the only candidate with the record and vision needed to put the badger state back to work.
In stark contrast, Barrett has a lengthy record of raising taxes in every elected position he has held. As a state legislator, he voted for the largest permanent tax in state history; as congressman, he voted for the largest tax increase in U.S. history. Now, as mayor, Barrett proposed increasl
ing taxes by 24 percent. Higher taxes and increased spending will continue to plague Wisconsin’s economy and students can’t afford to elect Barrett.
That’s why the tradtionally democratic student vote is up for grabs this year.
During President Barack Obama’s recent visit to UW-Madison—a desperate effort to reinvigorate Tom Barrett’s floundering campaign—he claimed that republicans were counting on students not turning out to vote in this year’s election. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, the Walker campaign is energizing students like never before—engaging young adults of all backgrounds and outlining a positive vision for Wisconsin’s future. Students all across the state understand that we need to correct the failed policies of the past and elect someone who knows how to lead. That’s why the traditionally democratic student vote is up for grabs this year. It is why so many students will turn out to vote for Scott Walker this November, and it is why the Students 4 Walker coalition is one of the strongest student political coalitions in state history. We are active on over 20 campuses, with thousands of student volunteers actively making phone calls, knocking on doors, attending community events and utilizing social media to connect with Wisconsin voters. If you would like an improved job climate when you graduate and a governor who will work tirelessly to improve our education system, lower taxes and work to make health-care affordable through private sector options, I encourage you to join me in voting for Scott Walker. With bold leadership, we can make this a Wisconsin we can believe in again.
—Nick Novak State Chair Students 4 Scott Walker
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overture center close-out sale! While downtown definitely has its fair share of places to imbibe, it finds itself considerably more lacking in terms of culture. Some students may claim that seeing a freshly minted 21-year-old down a Wando’s fishbowl single-handedly is all the culture we’ll ever need, but that doesn’t exactly cater to the majority of Madison residents— actual adults with jobs. The only real venue for cultured middle-aged professionals in downtown Madison is the Overture Center, a venue that has been floating in dangerous waters for some time now. With the Overture currently owing $28 million in debt, it needs help from somebody, and it is looking to the city of Madison for assistance. The proposal currently on the books, supported by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and Overture Center administration, calls for the city to buy Madison’s shiniest performing arts center for a single dollar and arrange for a non-profit organization to manage the Center. In turn, the banks holding the Overture’s credit would forgive its outstanding debt. While that deal sounds like a nobrainer, it of course comes with some strings attached. The city would have
to assume responsibility for several renovation costs, and with a nonprofit running the Center, many fear the Overture’s city employees would lose their benefits. In times of such economic concern, these are legitimate qualms with the plan. However, considering how important the Overture Center is to the downtown area and Madison’s future in general, this plan is the most sensible option to ensure the Overture’s survival. While most of downtown is tailored to students and young professionals, the Overture Center is one of the few venues on the isthmus and by far the largest that brings in people from the east side, west side and suburbs like Middleton and Sun Prairie. Downtown does not have any other comparable facility that could host shows ranging from Wilco to “The Lion King” to Anthony Bourdain. These are shows that bring in people with expendable income, who in turn use that expendable income at other downtown businesses benefiting the entire area. Without the Overture, downtown Madison offers virtually nothing for the over-30 set.
In addition, the Overture brings cultural prestige to Madison that the city desperately needs. Its renowned Cesar Pelli design makes it one of the most aesthetically pleasing and notable buildings in southern Wisconsin—or at least notable enough to be used in an establishing shot on “True Blood.” The Overture also brings acts to town that simply wouldn’t perform here otherwise. Bob Dylan isn’t going to be singing “Subterranean Homesick Blues” at the Orpheum for a reason. As for the financial hang-ups, there are ways to mitigate the harm. A recently floated compromise proposal that would ensure union employees at Overture keep their city benefits sounds perfectly reasonable. As for repair costs, the city would do well to ignore some of the directives of Pelli’s interior plan, such as spending $2 million for new carpeting. One would think there is a cheaper option available. Beyond fiscal responsibility, the Overture Center also needs to maintain a strong business model— and that includes recognizing the students living nearby in addition to the suburbanites driving in. The center needs more shows like its recent production of “Wicked,” which appeal to both audiences. The Overture Center plan has its negative aspects, but when the plan comes for a vote before the Common Council, we implore the city’s alders to take into account the Center’s importance to the city. Because unless the Whiskey River Saloon wants to play host to a touring production of “Avenue Q,” downtown Madison is going to be sorely lacking without the Overture Center.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Youth movement has future looking bright for Badgers By Matthew Kleist the daily cardinal
When the season started for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, it was somewhat difficult to recognize who the players were. After sifting through the crowd, familiar faces would eventually appear between those still waiting to make their mark. For some of those who were waiting, their chance did not take long to come. Losing nine players from last year’s squad to graduation, the Badgers went on a recruiting spree, working to bring in a large freshman class to fill the void left behind. And they did just that. Currently, UW has 13 freshmen on the roster. With 27 players on the roster, this equates to nearly half of the Wisconsin men’s soccer team hailing from the fresh-
“I expected that a lot of freshman would have to step up. You’ve got to make something happen.” Joey Tennyson midfielder UW men’s soccer
man class. Frershmen midfielder Joey Tennyson, defender Luke Goodnetter and defender Paul Yonga are clearly excited to play in Madison and for this program. “It’s exciting playing in front of a crowd, in college soccer in general,” Joey Tennyson said. “I really want to help contribute to the team’s success,” Luke Goodnetter said. When it comes to making contributions, this year’s freshman class has done just that. In the absence of many returning starters, many freshmen have not only seen playing time, but also some starts. “[Most of ] our starting lineup is freshmen,” Goodnetter said. “Building on that in the coming years is going to be something great.” Expecting to contribute something to the team, though not necessarily from the starting lineup, they found themselves having to step up and take an active leadership role on the team. “I knew when I came in I’d be competing for a spot,” Yonga said. “I just didn’t think I’d be thrown in there and playing most of the minutes.” Not only has he played in all 11 games of the season to this point, Yonga has cracked the starting lineup all 11 times. Also seeing a large amount of playing time, Goodnetter has played in ten of the eleven games, starting the last nine games. “It was something that I didn’t expect, but knew I could do,” Goodnetter said. “I came in just having the attitude that I’d give it my all no matter what.” However, to some the idea of the freshman class needing to step up and take over starting roles was not as surprising. “I expected that a lot of freshmen would have to step up,”
Tennyson said. “You’ve got to make something happen.” Tennyson has been one of those players who has worked to make something happen on the field. Most recently, in the Badgers 3-2 loss to Michigan this past weekend, Tennyson directed what looked to be the equalizer toward the goal, only to see it saved on a spectacular effort by the Michigan keeper. “It was a bad feeling,” Tennyson said. “I thought we were going to get the goal there.” Confident in their abilities, these freshman have set some high goals for themselves and their team. “We’re a young team. Hopefully in the years to come we can get stronger, get better and win a Big Ten Championship and make our way into the NCAA’s,” Yonga said. “That’s my goal.” “I want the team to get better so we can improve,” Tennyson said. “Hopefully in the next few years [we can] get to the NCAA Tournament.” Through all of the experience and hardships these young players have gone through this season, the excitement remains inside of them, pushing them to want to improve and fully contribute to the success of their team. “It’s been really nice to step in and start games,” Goodnetter said. “To not only help the team, but to get better individually.” This year’s large freshman class brings a lot of energy and optimism to Wisconsin. Stepping into roles today that will direct them and the team toward a bright future, they have proven their abilities. And according to Tennyson, fans can come to expect the high level of play he provided against Michigan from the team in the future. For the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, the future looks promising.
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Freshman Luke Goodnetter leads a freshman class that has seen plenty of action on the field this season for head coach John Trask and the Badgers. Goodnetter already has nine starts in 2010.
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Senior quarterback Scott Tolzien is averaging 200.2 passing yards per game and has seven touchdown passes through six contests. He leads the Badgers against No. 1 Ohio State Saturday
Tolzien overshadowed despite solid numbers By Max Sternberg the daily cardinal
Saturday night’s matchup at Camp Randall features a quarterback who has set school records for career QB rating, ranks third among active FBS quarterbacks in completion percentage and is 15-4 as a starter. Oh yeah, the other guy is a Heisman trophy candidate. While Scott Tolzien may not have the hype of Heisman candidate Terrelle Pryor, his accomplishments are nothing to turn your back on. In his second year at the helm of the Badger offense, Tolzien is having a break out year of his own, posting a 160.6 passer rating (16th in the country) while completing a career-best 69.7 percent of his passes. Although receiver David Gilreath said the comparison does not really enter the thought process leading up to Saturday, he did admit that it adds to the hype of the game and particularly, the matchup at quarterback. “You’ve got a Heisman hopeful, they say, in Terrelle Pryor,” Gilreath said. “But at the same time, you’ve got a guy over here who, if he plays a big game, I’m sure he’d be up there too ... I think
he’s one of the better quarterbacks in the nation.” The fact that the national media attention leading up to the game against the top-ranked Buckeyes isn’t bombarding Tolzien doesn’t bother the fifth year senior a bit. “Terrelle is a great player and an extremely good quarterback,” Tolzien said. “He deserves what comes his way and I’ve just got to do what I do and just look at it as good competition.” The men up front protecting the Badger quarterback thinks that relishes the role of the underdog. “Scott Tolzien is always overlooked, but I think he loves it that way,” sophomore center Peter Konz said. “Scott is very low-key, he doesn’t want that attention.” Even though Pryor’s big numbers last weekend against Indiana have drew most of the media attention, Tolzien has not gone unnoticed inside college football circles. “I think guys know about him already,” Gilreath said. “We beat a great team in Miami last year in front of everybody. I think with a game like this, with College Gameday being here, with a couple big plays here and there, he’ll be known.”
Still, the relative unknown status of Tolzien in media circles is something that can only help come Saturday night. “Quite frankly, it’s just fun being the underdog.” Konz added. “The pressure is definitely on Pryor because he is getting all the attention. [Tolzien] can just do his thing.” Pryor may get the attention, but this weekend’s contest is more than the dynamic offense of the Buckeyes and the running attack of the Badgers. Tolzien may not have the votes to rank up there with the Buckeye quarterback in the Heisman race, but he certainly doesn’t lack the numbers. Even with a night game against the top-ranked team in the nation looming, the Badger quarterback has remained characteristically humble. “I wouldn’t even vote for me,” Tolzien claimed. Even with a big performance this weekend on the national stage, Scott Tolzien may still fail to get the attention he has already earned. However, success on Saturday night will not be measured by Heisman votes gained or lost, nor will it come via passing statistics and national rankings. Only two numbers matter this weekend— the total score for each team.
t’s a rite of fall, really. The leaves change, the temperature drops (theoretically), students show up late to football games and columnists spend a few hundred words decrying those empty bleachers in the north end zone. Frankly, I’m surprised we made it this far in the year without one of them. The reasons to get to the game on time are often the same. When TV cameras pan across a half-empty student section at kickoff it gives the impression that Wisconsin fans don’t care about football. When offenses start drives with the student section behind them, they don’t face the same wall of noise they might struggle with if the seats were full. Or, my argument of choice, you paid $170 for these tickets, why not get your money’s worth. Those arguments to see kickoff are met with counterpoints that don’t change either. Fans want time to experience the pre-game atmosphere (i.e. get bombed at 10 a.m.) and don’t have enough time to do so with an early 11 a.m. kickoff, or the opponent isn’t any good, so what’s the point of seeing the whole game.
The evening kickoff means you can sleep until noon, then wake up and have five and a half hours to pregame.
These are lame excuses, and fans should get to every game— even Austin Peay—on time. But even if they were valid, all of those reasons to miss kickoff are null and void against Ohio State, and there is no reason to miss kickoff this Saturday. The fact that the Badgers are playing the No. 1 team in the country should be reason enough for students to make it to their seats by kickoff. Wisconsin has a chance to beat the top-ranked team in the country for the first time since the 1940s, and if that won’t get fans excited enough to turn down
It may not be cold yet, but men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan already has his team working hard out at Elver Park.
Knocked out 21 hills in 75 degree weather...it’s finally over. @JMTaylor11
another game of beer pong to stagger over to Camp Randall I don’t know what will. And those complaints about early start times not giving fans enough time to pregame? Irrelevant as well with the 6 p.m. start time, as fans will have all day to take in the Breese Terrace atmosphere. That means no setting an alarm so you can pregame and with a shower beer at 8:30a.m., or coming to the game in the second quarter because you barely had time to get a good
Wisconsin fans can be some of the best in the country when the want to be.
buzz going. The evening kickoff means you can still sleep until noon, then wake up and have five and a half hours to pregame. But it’s sad that our fans will not be satisfied with the late start and inevitably show up late yet again. I understand wanting to get the most out of your five dollars, but even if there’s still half of a keg left, make the heart-breaking choice to leave that beer behind to see kickoff. Badger fans have a responsibility to get to the game on time this weekend. With ESPN’s “College Gameday” in town, Wisconsin and its fans will be on display all day. If the student section is halffull when the Badgers take the field do you think Kirk Herbstreit is going to say, “Well, you can’t blame them for getting there late—you can’t leave the pong table when you’re still champs”? When Gameday pans across crowds at the Swamp in Gainesville, Fla. or Ohio Stadium for a Buckeye home game, they are not showing rows of empty seats. They’re showing passionate fans who realize the importance of seeing their team play all four quarters. Wisconsin fans can be some of the best in the country when they want to, but getting them motivated has proved a Sysiphean task. Even head coach Bret Bielema has taken to asking students to show up on time, to no avail. Each year we have these debates between the people who want to see all of a Badger football game and those who would rather stay for another few rounds of Louisville Chugger. And each year it seems half of the student section winds up getting into the stadium halfway through the second quarter, only to leave after “Jump Around.” Let’s make this time different. When Ohio State comes into Camp Randall Stadium this Saturday, let’s make sure Badger fans earn their reputation as some of the best in college football and get to the game on time. WIll you be standing in line to get in to Camp Randall early on Saturday? E-mail Nico at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 14, 2010