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A Look at Italian

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How new state laws adversely affect the planet this Earth Day

New course enrollment application to simplify registration By Lawrence Andrea CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR

Having trouble registering for classes? There is now an app to help with that. Course Search & Enroll, a new application found on Learn@ UW, aims to make the course enrollment process simple and stress-free by allowing students to complete enrollment tasks like choosing classes, scheduling and enrolling all in one place. Prior to the introduction of Course Search & Enroll, students used the Course Guide app to search for classes, the scheduling system to arrange a schedule and the Student Center to enroll. This was particularly challenging and stressful for first-year students, according to university officials. Wren Singer, director of undergraduate advising at UW-Madison, said advisors were spending a lot of time helping students use the tools they needed to enroll in courses rather than actually advising students on courses and future plans. In fact, an internal university survey found that advisors spent an average of 10 minutes of a 30-minute appointment explaining how to use the tools, according to University Registrar Scott Owczarek. “We really determined that, in order for advising to improve, we needed to improve this enroll-

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Sustainability Communications Director Nathan Jandl. UW-Madison won’t meet its goal of sustainability until it has zero waste, according to Wagner, with all items either being reused or recycled. A culture of sustainability on the UW-Madison campus, which involves reducing as much landfillbound waste as possible, also saves the university money. Despite the convenience of throwing things away, attempting to mitigate waste

As Earth Day approaches, many activists fear Wisconsin’s famous richness of natural resources is beginning to wane in the face of faltering environmental protections. During an especially busy legislative session, the state government approved a series of measures that could have a significant influence on the environmental regulatory landscape. “It’s no secret that the decision-makers have rolled back a number of core environmental protections in the last few years, and this session was no exception,” Amber Meyer Smith of Clean Wisconsin said, referencing recent changes to mining rules, water oversight and wetlands protections. “There does seem to be maybe a greater voice by industry that does prevail now versus in the past.” Last year, the Legislature approved the repeal of a longstanding “mining moratorium,” which formerly required any mining company to first prove it could operate for over

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UW-Madison emphasizes disposing items in the correct bins to inch toward campus sustainability goals.

Zero Waste

UW-Madison’s trash system strives toward sustainability goals By Erica Gelman SENIOR STAFF WRITER

Every Sunday — after a weekend of campus parties — the UW-Madison student organization Cleaning Up Campus picks up trash on Langdon Street. Each member of the crew usually collects two to three full grocery bags of trash, mostly beer cans. Throwing away trash, for many, is simple: Take what isn’t wanted or needed, toss it into a garbage can or onto the ground and leave without a second thought. “It’s so ingrained in our genera-

tion that you can throw away whatever you [don’t] want and then get a new one, and you don’t have to be responsible for [the old thing],” said Claire Clark, president of Cleaning Up Campus. What is thrown away isn’t always “trash.” Steve Wagner, communications director for UW-Madison Facilities Planning and Management, said trash is only what cannot be recycled, reused or composted. However, even a recyclable object, like an aluminum can, can be trash if it is not taken care of properly, according to Office of

Student council members less likely to engage in ‘respectful debate’ than they were last semester By Bremen Keasey STAFF WRITER

Over the course of the year, Associated Students of Madison members’ commitment to constructive and respectful debate has dropped by 17 percent, despite other improvements to the council, according to a recent survey. After a survey revealed a hostile student council climate last semester, the survey for this semester suggests the council has improved for the most part. ASM Student Council Chair Katrina Morrison initiated the survey to measure growth in council climate from the beginning to the end of the year. Morrison said this was particularly important after a 23rd session filled with controversy. “I wanted to get a better pic-

ture of what we were going into the beginning of the year with as far as attitudes and beliefs student council members had [about each other] and how that changed by the end of the year,” Morrison said. The survey revealed that after the spring session, council members trusted their fellow members more, felt they had more of a say in official ASM communication and could better communicate their role in council. However, members felt less committed to “participating in constructive and respectful debate.” Rep. Yogev Ben-Yitschak said that it surprised him to see the decrease in that commitment, especially because the overall ASM climate improved. He guessed that maybe people felt more comfortable passionately

disagreeing with others as the year progressed. “They maybe felt more comfortable in the amount of freedom they had to argue things rather than always being professional,” Ben-Yitschak said. Ben-Yitschak was also quick to point out that while the commitment to respectful debate went down, it is important to look at the survey results in context, saying that the session really did get better throughout the year. Morrison also agrees that there was overall improvement but hopes to see even more improvement in the next session. Morrison suggested implementing more team bonding activities outside of the student council meeting space. “By default, they’ll become more comfortable with one


An internal ASM study revealed likelihood of “respectful debate” has dropped. another, they’ll trust one another and I think they’ll continue

to have a level of respect for one another,” Morrison said.

“…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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Daily Cardinal restaurant review: Chen’s Dumplings is a new go-to By Ashley Luehmann THE DAILY CARDINAL

For the adventurous foodies of Madison, I have found your new cult favorite. A quaint dumpling shop that opened this past February located on State Street right next to Dough Baby Bakery. It’s called Chen’s Dumpling House. It is split between two floors both with huge glass windows so you can watch people pass by on State Street as you enjoy your meal. When you walk in, the smell of cooking meat and vegetables permeates the air. The densely packed restaurant has tables filled to the brim with hungry customers almost constantly. You order at a single register in the front of an open-air kitchen. You basically get a meal and a show in one. You can watch the noodles boil, dumplings steam and veggies sizzle in a heated Wok. It is hard not to drool. On the right, sprawled out across a whiteboard and pieces of printer paper taped to the wall, is their mouthwatering menu. The menu is written in Chinese with English subtitles underneath. The food ranges anywhere from dim sum to udon noodles and scallion pancakes. By far, their best-seller is steamed pork dumplings, XiaoLongBao. They are always served steaming hot and never fail to satisfy. The first time I went to Chen’s Dumplings, I ordered the chive and pork dumplings. They showed up as inconspicuous little doughy packages of meat with a side of mystery sauce and chopsticks. Be warned, dump-

lings require an immense amount of chopstick skills to handle. I can eat sushi no problem, but dumplings are a completely different experience. So, be sure to sharpen up your skills, otherwise you have to make the walk of shame to the cup of forks by the water cooler. I almost resorted to hand-to-hand combat with these suckers but trust me the struggle to eat them is well worth it. I began the meal with ten pork and chive dumplings on a nice, dry plate. By the end of the meal, there was a pool of juices that collected from the flavor hidden inside each dumpling I bit into. A slightly messy situation, but oh so good. There was a good of pork to chive ratio where the herb came through, but the pork remained the star of the dish. The most surprising part of the dish was that the sauce was the best part. The meal was accompanied by a large dish of sauce with green onions as a garnish. Our waiter told us we could customize our sauce with the condiments on the table and the various ingredients in the corner of the room. We chose soy sauce, Chinese vinegar, sriracha, green onions and a spicy, red concoction to dress up the sauce. I doused mine in sriracha, extra green onions and the spicy concoction to give my dip a nice kick. Dip or drown (if you’re like me) the dumplings in the sauce for an authentic Chinese treat. For only eight dollars, I gorged on 10 scrumptious dumplings and ate more than I ever needed to for a quiet

Saturday lunch. The turnover time from ordering to food on the table was just under 10 minutes, making

for a quick meal. If you want your money’s worth of quality, quick food, Chen’s Dumplings is your new go-to.


Delicious dumplings that will keep you coming back for more.

Five fantastic hiking spots in Wisconsin to try for your next springtime adventure By Allysan Melby THE DAILY CARDINAL

If you are a Wisconsin native, or staying nearby this upcoming summer, and are a fan of the outdoors, fill up your S’well, pack your ENO and check out one of these five amazing hiking spots located conveniently in Wisconsin. With the school year coming to a close, the idea of a summer adventure can slowly start creeping back into students’ minds. If you are anything like me, though, saving money might not be your forte, especially around finals season, and you may

now be questioning what type of trip you can take this summer with the small amount of money left in your bank account. Luckily, all you will need is a full tank of gas and a few extra dollars for a day pass to get you to one of these five, arguably best, state parks. Devil’s Lake State Park (Baraboo, WI) Located just over 90 minutes outside of Madison, Devil’s Lake, the largest state park in Wisconsin, makes the drive worth the view. The park accommodates those who either want to hang out on the beach or

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Wisconsin State Parks boast beautiful views and great hikes.

want to climb to new heights with the many bluffs surrounding the lake. Pack lots of water, as this hike can get very hot very fast. Also, be sure to check out the Balanced Rock and Devil’s Doorway formations during your hike! Peninsula State Park (Fish Creek, WI) This state park allows you to enjoy the scenic views of Lake Michigan and various bluffs while on your hike. You’ll have the opportunity to explore caves during this moderately difficult hike. If you need to cool off, take a quick dip in the lake! However, beware; this is a popular tourist destination during the summer and can get busy quickly! High Cliff State Park (Sherwood, WI) It is not named High Cliff State Park for the fun of it. Located on Lake Winnebago, this hidden gem incorporates variations of quiet woods, very high cliffs and beautiful water views. The trails are moderately easy to navigate and offer a peaceful, nature-filled adventure. The park also provides a piece of history located on the Indian Mounds Trail and features a series of effigy mounds. To get a beautiful, panoramic view of the park, climb the 40-foot observation tower located near the beginning of the Red Bird trail. Copper Falls State Park (Mellen, WI) For this state park, do go chasing waterfalls. The Bad River flows right

through and the park features the Copper and Brownstone Falls, the Tyler Forks Cascades and pictureperfect gorges. The Red Granite Falls are located near the southern part of the park, and the views and trails are arguably not as impressive or as well maintained as the other falls and cascades located in the heart of the park. These falls are more like rapids and are a disappointment after the breathtaking views of the other falls. I would suggest starting at Red Granite Falls so you are not let down like I was. Overall, though, this park should be on your list to visit soon. Willow River State Park (Hudson, WI) Willow River State Park is a mixture of prairie and woodland hiking before you encounter the iconic Willow Falls. All of the trails are wide and spacious — perfect for when there are a lot of visitors. You are able to both overlook and climb right down beside the falls and wade into the water — an added bonus if you visit on a hot summer day. There is also a bridge in front of the falls that provides a perfect photo opportunity. Overall, the hiking trails are not too difficult, but there are some steep hills on certain trails that can test your ambition very quickly. All five of these trails are perfect options for a day trip with friends. Take advantage of Wisconsin’s beautiful summer season, and go out, be active and explore some amazing hiking destinations this summer!


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waste from page 1 is actually cheaper for UW-Madison. The university pays $48 each year per ton of trash at the Dane County Landfill, according to Breana Nehls, the sustainability and communication coordinator for UW Housing. In 2017 alone, financial records showed UW-Madison spent $257,541 for waste disposal. This costs the university as much as about 24 undergraduate in-state tuitions and weighs about as much as 43 blue whales. In comparison, the University of Minnesota has to pay about $75 per ton to dispose of trash, which results in an approximate annual cost of $386,000, according to the Minnesota Daily.

“We really try to make sustainability fun, exciting, something [that students] want to engage in.”

Breana Nehls sustainability and communication coordinator UW Housing

Additionally, recycling actually makes money. Vendors give UW-Madison money depending on what recyclables are sent to the facilities. In 2017, UW-Madison received $201,343 from academic buildings’ recycled materials, according to Facilities Planning and Management records. In comparison, the University of Minnesota got about $480,000 annually through similar sales. Jandl said while recycling can generate revenue, that is not the main goal of recycling on campus. Significantly fewer items are usually recycled than thrown away. In comparison to 5,165 tons of trash sent to the landfill in 2017, 3,010 tons of materials were recycled. This means the university has not yet accomplished its goal of zero waste. Additionally, trash disposal still costs more than the extra revenue that recycling adds. To remedy this, Jandl said that improvements to the trash reduction system — the process of making sure as much material that can be recycled is recycled — could establish a culture of sustainability on the

UW-Madison campus. But in order to make improvements, Jandl said students need to be educated on how to dispose of waste. “I would say, above ... training people into precisely where to put [waste] … we are looking to improve the culture of sustainability at the UW,” Jandl said. “That comes not only from sharing the [UW-Madison sustainability-related] programming … [but also] sharing interesting stories about research that is done across campus and in all sorts of fields related to sustainability and in trying to ... normalize sustainability as part of the fabric of being at the UW.” However, campus is slowly getting closer to its goal of sustainability. From 2008-’17, the amount of trash sent to the landfill declined, and the amount of materials recycled increased from 28 percent in 2008 to a high of 43 percent in 2014. In 2017, 37 percent of waste was recycled instead of sent to the landfill. Meanwhile, the recycling rate at the University of Minnesota in 2017 was 42 percent, according to the Minnesota Daily. Students can create less waste on campus by making small changes in their daily lives. For instance, according to Ian Aley, Green Fund program manager for the Office of Sustainability, it is important that students discard waste into the right bin. A student is more likely to throw out all of their waste in whichever bin is closest, disregarding the type of bin it is. If the item ends up in the wrong bin, it contaminates all the materials in the container. This is why different bins on the UW-Madison campus are labeled and are either connected or nearby each other. What is important is that trash even makes its way into a bin at all, Gallup said. “Trash in the trash can is much better than trash on the sidewalk,” he said. Trash reduction depends on education, according to Aley. That’s why University Housing attempts to send the message that sustainability is inherently a part of being on the UW-Madison campus, according to Nehls. “We really try to make sustainability fun, exciting, something [that students] want to engage in,” Nehls said. “What we really try to do is show off our mission that Badgers live sustainably.”




This Earth Day, many conservationists fear the state has taken a step back in protecting the environment.

Earth from page 1 a decade without polluting local water sources. The Natural Resource Development Association, a Republican-backed development group, said the new law “can create a new generation of mining jobs that will help employ thousands of people across Wisconsin through not only mining, but other industries that contribute to mining operations, like construction.” Environmental advocates challenged the bill, arguing that sulfide mining poses a fundamental risk to the bodies of water and groundwater sources around it. “It was an anti-pollution law, and Republicans in the legislature repealed it this session,” said state Rep. Gary Hebl, D-Sun Prairie. “It appears that allowing companies to pollute in Wisconsin is more important to Republicans than clean air and drinking water.” The state’s ability to oversee so-called high-capacity wells also took a hit during the last session. Under the new law, farmers, who use such wells in irrigation, would no longer need the approval of the Department of Natural Resources for many well operations. Conservationists opposed the legislation, arguing that widespread usage of high-capacity wells could be detrimental to the state’s natural resources. “What these wells are doing

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Officials hope the new enrollment app will allow advisors to spend more time discussing students’ futures rather than how to use enrollment tools.


ment tool so that our advisors can spend more time doing a better job advising,” Singer said. While Singer said the university had been “talking seriously” about creating an application for two to three years, recent student input has played a major role in the development and design of the new tool. Those involved with the creation of the app met with students to understand the problems of the previous enrollment system, and the app was rolled out to students at orientation both last summer and this past January. “The initial idea to refine the tool was sort of a no-brainer based on the amount of frustration observed,” Singer said. “We really involved students in the development and design of the new tool.” According to Singer, new students who were introduced to the app at SOAR have been using it to enroll, and their feedback — gathered from surveys asking them about their enrollment

is sucking up a hundred thousand gallons of water a day at a minimum. They are knocking the water table over, really,” Matthew Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, said. “As a result, some of the streams, the great trout streams of Wisconsin, are vanishing.” Agriculture groups heavily backed the bill, asserting its importance to the stability of the relationship between the state and its farmers. Many of the last year’s environmental debates have revolved around the scope, power and effectiveness of the DNR. A state audit found the agency did not enforce its own clean water regulations in 94 percent of reported violations over the last decade. This has led to catastrophic conditions for some; one-third of all water wells in Kewaunee County in northeast Wisconsin were found to be unsafe for consumption due to unmanaged manure spread by large farms in the area. “These aren’t garden variety stomach illnesses where you’re sick for a couple of days; these can be life-threatening pathogens. It’s a big deal,” said Scott Laeser, the water program director for Clean Wisconsin. Another hotly contested piece of legislation from the last session was the controversial wetlands bill. Signed into law earlier this experience — has been positive. Cassie Doubek, a UW-Madison freshman, said she had no problem using the app to enroll in classes for both the current spring semester and next fall. Doubek said she visited her advisor to talk about which courses she needed to take and not about how to use the tool. “I feel like it was pretty selfexplanatory,” Doubek said. “The tabs were laid out pretty nicely, so I didn’t have any trouble with that. I pretty much did all my enrollment stuff on my own.” The ease of use was a goal when creating the app, according to Owczarek. He said the app’s new features — like its ability to automatically validate whether or not a student is eligible for a class — make the enrollment process less stressful for students. “This was one of the big frustration points for students,” he said. “They would take all this time to build their schedule, and then they’d go into Student Center ready to hit enroll and they [would find out they

year, the proposal removed longstanding protections on many of the state’s wetlands, allowing further drainage and development on the unique ecosystems. Due to their unique ecological properties, wetlands provide key services like flood control, water purification and habitat management. “While policy makers debate trillion-dollar infrastructure spending proposals, these wetlands provide the same services for free,” the Nature Conservancy said in a statement. Many advocates have raised concerns about the climatological impacts of wetland removal beyond their role in an ecosystem. Wetlands are the most potent natural storage centers in the world for methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. When drained, methane is released into the atmosphere and contributes to the acceleration of the Earth’s warming. While proponents of the legislation argued the existing regulations hindered economic growth, conservationists fear the price paid for environmental degradation is often lost in the debate. “It’s really important not to lose sight of the fact that it isn’t just the tradeoff between a clean environment and a healthy economy, and besides the fact that you can have both of those, it is absolutely the case that when we have issues with water and air that there are costs to all of us,” Laeser said. weren’t eligible for a class].” If the new enrollment app is found to be successful, Singer said the university plans to no longer support the old enrollment tools, which have been updated to the point where they have become hard to use.

“We really determined that in order for advising to improve, we needed to improve this enrollment tool so that our advisors can spend more time doing a better job advising.” Wren Singer director of undergraduate advising UW-Madison

“We figured, let’s take a step back and take a holistic approach and look at the enrollment experience from a student perspective,” Owczarek said. The enrollment application is now available to all students.




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It’s been roughly three months since I arrived in Italy, a part of the world often broken down into a few romanticized generalizations invoking adorations of pastas, wines, cheeses and pizzas. The pattern of food association with the culture is, while somewhat accurate, casting a shadow on other elements of Italian society that may be overlooked outside of their niche communities. This, too, was my experience approaching the neorealism film movement of the 20th century. The Italian film industry began with a style reminiscent of D.W. Griffith’s filmography: Silent features of grandeur, set in some fantastical or quasi-historical tale (known as the “peplum​”) with scales of production unprecedented in the creative process. Even today, its vestigial remains are replaced with the advent of CGI, an ongoing controversy of ingenuity among millions of moviegoers. Moving away from the wood-andplaster recreations of Ancient Rome and exotic lands, the industry thrived through innovations employed by directors of the 20th century. One such example was Giovanni Pastrone — director of the peplum film “Cabiria” — who recorded single scenes with multiple cameras, establishing an efficient standard for the film medium permanently. Then, the melodrama was birthed. Nicknamed “telefoni bianchi,” or white telephones reflecting the opulence of the upper class, they would fall prey to the criticisms of writers from the Italian film journal, “Cinema​.” The publication was under the direction of Vittorio Mussolini, son of the famed fascist. Where propaganda could not be ridiculed, these extravagant exaggerations of daily life were met with vicious analysis. Unironically, critics of the genre would include the pivotal forces of Italian cinema, including Michelangelo Antonioni, Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini. After the fall of fascism, these forerunners would create hyper-mundane, almost ​too​ realistic portrayals of the common Italian, as seen in some of the most famous films to come from Europe (“Bicycle Thieves,” “Umberto D.” and “Rome, Open City.”) And I hated them. It’s one thing to drone on, seemingly infinitely, about the history of film as though it were an assignment, but even now — three months after my first viewing — I’m searching for an answer as to what

signaled the shift in my approach to these films from ones of vacant insipidness to feeling the neorealist directors were not only ahead of their time, but belonged to it. In its most basic form, a neorealist film can be defined by an intricate approach to authenticity and placement within the social context of some period — usually the “present.” The idea comes from Andre Bazin, a French film theorist (who would also famously establish Cahiers du Cinema​, the French equivalent of Mussolini’s journal) preoccupied with the camera lens as a mirror reflective of our reality, not simply a window with which to create new realities. Because of this dependency on realistic depictions of life, your average neorealist film will feature entire scenes played out in real time, sparing “unnecessary” instances of a cut. After all, isn’t life performed continuously — without interruption? It’s interesting to find that these fluid scenes don’t even have to contribute anything to the main narrative or push characterization further into itself. They could simply be the process of men arriving for work in the morning (“Bicycle Thieves”) or a woman preparing coffee and lighting the gas-powered stove before sweeping the kitchen floor (“Umberto D.”) Yet, in some alien, meta-reflexive way, these scenes ​are ​the narrative. There may be a storyline with characters, obstacles and resolution to follow, but they comprise only a small segment of the world within them — one teeming with life. This simple ideology would become the foundation of an entire film movement. As for the social context, a good 90 percent of neorealist films are set in 20th century Italy. Because of World War II’s colossal impact on Italian politics with the downfall of fascism, these movies are placed either directly into wartime (“Paisan,”) directly afterward (“Germany, Year Zero,”) or somewhere in the interstice between impoverished, postwar Italy and the commercialization of the country in the mid-1960s. Not every ​film was reliant on World War II as a foundational plot point, though. Entries such as “Bitter Rice” ​or “Mamma Roma” were, while still part of a world largely affected by the war, dealing with the continuing issues of class struggle, tilting on the edge of a bright future or financial destitution.

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

Today’s Crossword Puzzle

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60 Brother of Moses

35 White-tailed sea eagle


63 Becomes less dense

38 Greek letter T

1 ABC rival

64 Tree marketed in

39 Unrequired

4 Piece of accurate


40 Frat party dispenser

65 Fauna’s companion

41 Verse on a vase?

8 Cat’s quarry

66 Sure success

42 Diddly-squat

13 Guggenheim stuff

67 AK-47 relative

45 Struggle painfully

14 Cupid’s missile

68 Kind of basin or wave

15 Force forward

69 Love’s antithesis

46 Jimi with an afro

16 Poker verb

70 Superman’s foe Luthor

48 State tree of

17 Prefix meaning



“straight” 18 Hemp source

1 Rush down in big quantities

19 Die

2 Owner of a stud farm

22 Contribute to the mix

3 Unwaveringly

23 “___ many cooks spoil

4 Agonize (over)

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5 With the bow, to a violinist


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6 Shelter for doves

31 Practice that won’t

7 Between, quaintly

58 Limo window feature

8 Jefferson City’s state

59 “Measure twice, cut

leave 33 Big Band or Prohibition 34 Behave like Gloomy Gus 36 Con men pull them 37 Be in need of repair 41 Readily available 43 “And then there were ___” 44 Syllable from the stands

9 Forget to include 10 Co. with brown uniforms

62 Attachment for 30Down

site 20 Title for Churchill 21 Suffix with “invent” 24 Shameful and shocking 25 Wear and tear 26 Printer measures

52 Culbertson of bridge

28 Ref’s cousin

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Culture of stress on campus is harmful and hurts students IZZY BOUDNIK opinion columnist



Trump era politics have opened up space for those without previous political experience.

Paul Ryan should learn from newcomer Bryce PETER KANE opinion columnist


ast week, Paul Ryan announced he would not seek reelection in the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin, ending a 20-year career as the representative for the southeastern part of the state and a three-year stint as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Good riddance. While Ryan, 48, has had an extremely successful career, — he was nearly the vice president in 2012 — as Speaker of the House he has not stood up to President Trump’s questionable and narcissistic behavior. Despite being third in the line of power, he has done little to control the current wildfire of an administration as it burns through the dignity of our government. Somehow, he has dodged enough questions and avoided enough townhall meetings to be one of the few complicit politicians to escape the Trump White House with a salvageable career. I don’t blame him for leaving. The Speaker of the House has an awful job in these polarized times, and the possibility of a Trump impeachment would put Ryan in an awkward position where he would have to pick a side. He will be back, no doubt, once Donald Trump is reduced to infamy, and he will surely remind us of the career-defining tax overhaul he championed last year and how he never really supported Trump’s unethical behavior. When he does slither back out to bask in the beloved limelight of Fox News, I’ll be ready with the hammer. But for now, his departure creates a vacuum that both Democrats and Republicans are eager to fill, and the results of the midterm elections later this year will determine the future of one of the most conservative congressional districts in the country. Already, conservative politicians like former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

have announced that they will not run for Paul Ryan’s old seat. Career politicians are avoiding the 2018 midterms like the plague. With the food-flinging rhetoric that spews from the White House, no suit is safe from a presidential nickname or an exaggerated mockery of their past failures. While I despise the level to which Trump has reduced the dignity of our elections, he has created a unique opportunity for outsiders with no political past. Enter Randy Bryce. Known to his Twitter followers as Iron Stache for his Ron Swanson-esque mustache and a proud embrace of his career as an ironworker, he embodies a new breed of political players that I hope will arise in post-Trump politics. A native of Caledonia, Wis. (just north of the supposed site of Foxconn, a controversial tech company that was invited to the area by Paul Ryan last summer), Bryce comes off as an ordinary guy who is fed up with absent Representatives and all-talk-noaction politicians in Washington. As a veteran, a cancer-survivor and a unionized ironworker who supports gay rights, Medicaid and Social Security, Bryce uses a personal logic to his policies hoping to fix the problems that he and people like him face. When he began his campaign last summer, with the hope of “repealing and replacing” Paul Ryan, he was dismissed as mustachioed memefodder, but his approach to politics has resonated across the country and earned him the endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the progressive messiah of millennials. To add to that, his campaign donations make him hard to ignore. By the end of March 2018, he had raised over $4.75 million, with 74 percent of the donations in increments of $200 or less, according to his campaign. Not bad for a guy who just a few years ago was working on construction sites year-round. While he is a relative newcomer

to the world of politics, Bryce has never been afraid to fight for what he believes in. In 2012, after the Wisconsin state Assembly passed a Right-to-Work bill that weakened the bargaining power of unions, Bryce was among thousands protesting in the capital. He was removed from the gallery for disrupting the proceedings after he was not allowed to testify. “I don’t think what I did is nearly as disruptive as what [lawmakers] are doing in there,” Bryce told The Huffington Post. Randy Bryce is running for office because he sees problems in the lives of ordinary people that are ignored by those that have gotten used to power. He repeatedly criticized Paul Ryan for spending more time in Washington than in Janesville and thinks that politicians have lost touch with their constituents. The Iron Stache looks awkward in a suit. He dresses casually in paintstained work clothes and speaks plainly but logically, and he believes in what he believes in. For those reasons I think he would make a good politician. Not because he wants the power or support, but because he cares for the people in his community. He doesn’t try to fit to the standards of political pundits but is judged by the wellbeing of his neighbors. I hope that the success of Randy Bryce’s campaign so far will inspire people who care about their communities to take politics into their own hands. Political elites will run the country for only as long as they are voted in by the people. Politicians like Paul Ryan can learn a lot from people like Randy Bryce. I hope that during his spineless sabbatical he remembers what his job as a Representative really is and will return to politics with the needs of the people as his only priority. Peter is a junior majoring in journalism and English. Please send any questions or comments to

ow many times have you overheard a conversation that went

like this: Student 1: I wrote five pages of my paper last night; I didn’t get home from the library until after midnight. Student 2, smugly smiling: Oh yeah? I had 35 calc problems to do and a 7:45 a.m. chem lab to get up for. Whether we like to admit it or not, every student eventually falls victim to complaining about the amount of work they have to do. It is fairly common to see Snapchats of students studying with the timestamp of two, three or even four o’clock in the morning. Students find humor in seeing other people fast asleep on top of a pile of work at a library table. I get that the coveted window seats at College Library have great views, but should students really be watching the sunrise from the stacks? It’s unlikely that any college student is immune to procrastination, which always seems to lead to strange work hours. Other students devote time to work or extracurriculars in addition to a rigorous course load, leaving only the early hours of the morning to complete tasks. It makes sense that every once in a while a student might lose some sleep over a particularly grueling assignment. However, a multitude of capitalistic factors have created an unhealthy culture that suggests a person must be constantly exhausted in order to be successful when the opposite is true. Leaving work until the last minute is neither productive nor good for a person’s well-being. In addition, students might be able to get away with these habits in college but they won’t be acceptable in the workplace. At a competitive school like UW-Madison, academic success sometimes gets taken too far. We glorify the messy bun and show up to lecture in clothes we might have slept in the night before. We hit the submit button at 11:57 p.m. and not a min-

ute earlier, and then post about it so that our friends can see exactly how many pages we read and how little sleep we got. The trope of the overworked college student is becoming romanticized as much as the workaholic CEO because we can’t allow any room for doubt about how hard we are working. Honestly, I get it - if the all-nighter is inevitable, why not make a spectacle out of it? However, it’s kind of like asking someone how many credits they are taking this semester and then judging their work ethic from that- just because a person is only taking thirteen credits doesn’t make them lazy; conversely, just because someone stays up late every night doesn’t mean they’re working hard.

Leaving work until the last minute is neither productive nor good for a person’s well-being.

I understand that students want to make the most of their time here and that means making sacrifices. But if the point is to perform well then that cannot be accomplished when we don’t acknowledge that we must eventually put down the pencil (and the textbook, and the phone…) and reset. At the end of the day, the work has to get done, at what can seem like any cost, but we should also realize that people want to hear about the extent of your workload as much as they want to compare grades on the midterm — they don’t, because most of us are also committed students. Striving to improve academic habits for ourselves rather than because we want to be better than others is better for our individual well-being and the campus climate as a whole. Izzy is a freshman majoring in political science and education policy. What do you think of this campus climate? Please send all of your comments to


Bragging about being overworked should not be the ideal.


Thursday, April 19, 2018



State Street Brats Waiter says Mark Zuckerberg Seemed “Totally Human” By Josie Brandmeier THE DAILY CARDINAL

Many questions are being asked of Mark Zuckerberg. The 33-year-old CEO testified in front of Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday about the data harvesting of 50 million Facebook users by a British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, and other privacy concerns brought about by the Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. To prepare for the hearing, the young executive took lessons in charm and rehearsed for hours in front of a mock congress. He lost his regular genius-chill gray T-shirt and donned a suit and tie for the occasion. The boy was a picture of humility and professionalism, never faltering from the questions fired at him for ten brutal hours, while reminding the room throughout of the humble dorm-room origins of the company to foster empathy and relatability. By the end of the first day, confidence seemed to be restored in Zuckerberg as Facebook’s stock rose by 4.5 percent. Despite 10 total hours of questioning, one question that was on all our minds throughout the grueling process was never asked. The thought was the elephant in the room, and still lingers in the minds of Facebook users across the country. Is Mark Zuckerberg, in

fact, human? Since being brought into the spotlight, concerns that the multi-billion dollar corporation is actually being run by an artificially intelligent cyborg have been weighed considerably. The evidence stacks up against the case for Zucc’s humanity. Aside from coming to unprecedented power so quickly over an online, allpervading social network the size of one-third of the world’s population, the man just doesn’t seem like he could hold a normal conversation. He was refined and well-spoken during the hearing, but any advanced AI could accomplish this if given the proper coding, and Zuckerberg had hours of lessons in human charm. The theory would also provide a logical explanation as to why Zucc wore the same gray T-shirt everyday; a robot doesn’t sweat. If these reasons weren’t enough, the man named his daughter Maxima, which means “the greatest,” but is also the name of a computer algebra system. Our field reporters went to State Street Brats to discuss the theory with the community. Last April, Mark Zuckerberg infamously dined at the iconic Madison restaurant and bar to eat not just one brat, but two brats, and a side of cheese curds. He then tweeted out a photo with the following caption. “Thanks to our commu-

nity for the recommendations! I basically inhaled the first brat and cheese curds before remembering I should take a photo to thank you all for telling me to come here, so then I ordered this second brat. I do not regret it.” In the attached photo, he clutches his sandwich smiling red-faced and midchew. It is the face of a man enjoying the rich taste of fried meat and cheese, with the perfect combination of apparent vulnerability, sincerity and enjoyment. The instagram post has a sense of universality and camaraderie, like looking in a mirror for many Wisconsinites. But is it too perfect? Could this authenticity be programmed? We will keep the identity of Mark’s waiter private, which means nothing because he has a Facebook account. The man recalls his first interaction with Zuckerberg. “He kept calling me ‘fellow homosapien.’” He also commented on Mark’s peculiar appetite. “He inhaled that first brat so fast, it was like his mouth was a vacuum. Probably took him less than two seconds, and he swallowed it whole, without even chewing.” The waiter discussed the uneasy impression Mark gave him, overall. “At first I was upset by the time he left, because after he had been so friendly, he didn’t even tip me. But later


If one looks closely, the faint metallic glow can be seen in Zucc’s eyes. I checked my phone and saw that Mark gave me $200 direct deposit into my checking account. How did he do that!? I think it’s neat that a billionaire could be so funny, relatable and generous at the same time. What a cool guy. Totally a human-person.”

Providing no other convincing evidence, the State Street Brats worker was not able to provide insight to the Zuckerberg is Definitely a Robot Theory. Zucc’s questionable humanity remains a mystery to The Daily Cardinal, and to the world.

Freshman sues Jose Cuervo and Buzzfeed for ruining her GPA, rich lawyer parents likely to win case By Samantha Munro-Jones THE DAILY CARDINAL

The transition from high school to college is unarguably a difficult one, as newfound independence is often accompanied with procrastination, unhealthy habits and regrettable decisions. For UW-Madison freshman Angela Adams, the faults of her freshman year were not faults of her own, but rather of the famous tequila brand Jose Cuervo and Buzzfeed’s irresistible “Which Type Of Avocado Are You?” quizzes. When asked about her misfortune, Adams immediately broke down. It was not until after we coaxed her out of her misery with overpriced coffee and ridiculous amounts of praise for her courage that she agreed to comment. “I just can’t believe that I let these capitalist sharks

take advantage of me. I did not consent to this form of forced manipulation. I will never be able to recover from this. Tequila and social media quizzes ruined my life,” she choked as she held back tears. Adams decided to sue these major companies after, as she claims, they made her fail her Communication Arts 100 and Human Sexuality courses. While these are typically considered the easiest courses on campus, the presence of substances that guarantee abuse and the temptation of headlines such as “We Know When You’ll Get Engaged Based on Your Chipotle Order” or “Tell Us Your Dessert Preferences And We’ll Tell You How Many Time You Will Have Sex This Week” are concerns for parents. Adams’s parents, both

influential lawyers, have assured us that this case will be won and college students everywhere won’t have to face such daunting decisions between attending class or getting blacked out on a Tuesday afternoon ever again. “We believe that it is feasible to completely shut down these corporations. Burnett’s, Natural Light and Netflix are next,” Adams’s lawyer and father said outside of the courthouse Tuesday afternoon. “Millennials will not be able to become successful for as long as these predators are profiting and left untouched.” While we are unsure of how Angela will heal, we only hope that her advocacy, strategic placement of highly informative posters and these legal proceedings will ensure that this does not happen to another UW freshman again.


The tool of ultimate distraction and inevitable GPA erosion.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018


No ceiling: Taylor continuing development after record-breaking freshman campaign By Jared Schwartz THE DAILY CARDINAL

If you’re looking for Jonathan Taylor during spring practice, chances are you will find him near the end zone with head coach Paul Chryst. This spring, the sophomore running back who broke the FBS freshman rushing record with 1,977 yards in 2017 is working to become a more complete player. “There’s a lot of things he thinks he can get better at and we think he can get better at,” Chryst said. “There’s not one guy on this team that can’t get better, and J.T. is one of them.” After such an impressive and dominant freshman season, it might be hard for fans to see exactly where he has room to improve. For Taylor, however, it’s pretty easy. “It’s definitely clear when you sit down, watch the film and break it down,” Taylor said. “A lot of people just look at the touchdown runs, and even on the touchdown runs, sometimes I missed a landmark. There’s definitely certain rules that you have to follow and certain criteria, so when you see a touchdown, you really have to break down the film to see if that was where I was supposed to make the read or not.” Specifically, Taylor wants to improve his pass-catching. Despite his gaudy rushing numbers, Taylor

Receptions by top running backs

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Stanford’s Love, who finished second in the Heisman voting, had six receptions. Barkley, from Penn State, finished fourth and had 54. Penny of San Diego State finished fifth and caught 19 balls. UW’s Taylor finished sixth in the Heisman voting and had 8 catches, and Johnson of Auburn, who finished ninth, had 24. totaled just eight catches for 95 yards and no touchdowns in 2017. In third down passing situations, Taylor often came off the field for Rachid Ibrahim, who was more adept at catching the ball out of the backfield. In 2018, Taylor hopes to prove to his coaches and teammates that he can contribute in those situations. “I want to put that on film and have defenses respect that,” Taylor said. “I feel that if defenses respect

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For the year, Wisconsin fumbled the ball 21 times. Twelve of those dropped balls were recovered, meaning that UW only turned the ball over off of a fumble nine times. Of the 21, Taylor only lost eight of them (38 percent). Six of the nine (66.6 percent) lost fumbles, though, came from Taylor.

that, it will open up a lot more for our offense. That’s the overall thing, opening up the offense so we can get over that hump.” During spring practices, Chryst pulls Taylor aside individually for roughly 30 minutes to work on his pass-catching. Taylor practices both routes out of the backfield and running routes lined up as a wide receiver. Taylor has also taken lessons from sophomore running back

Garrett Groshek and senior running back Chris James, desoite the fact that he caught more balls than them last season. It doesn’t just end with pass catching for Taylor, though. The sophomore also has other areas of his game he is working to improve. “Definitely consistency. Hitting landmarks. Making sure I understand where the block is at, knowing where the reads are going to

be, building my overall confidence and trying to become a better overall football player.” Taylor’s biggest Achilles’ heel in 2017 was holding onto the ball, as he fumbled eight times, losing six. Taylor has been working all spring to eliminate that from his game. “I’m doing extra work in between reps, [working on] keeping it high and tight,” Taylor said. “It’s really great incorporating it inside your work. You can do things after practice, but one of the best things you can do is actually incorporating it during your reps — making sure that everything is where it’s supposed to be and always being aware of it.” Many fans are starting to wonder where Taylor’s ceiling is after so much success at a young age. Taylor, though, doesn’t see any ceiling. “The limit is really wherever you set it at,” Taylor said. “You can keep working and getting better every day. Whenever someone talks about a limit for anybody, I feel like the sky’s the limit for anybody, as long as you’re willing to work and get better.” After finishing sixth on the Heisman Award balloting in 2017, there are a lot of expectations for Taylor to win the award in 2018. Taylor, however, has just one goal: a national championship.

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