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‘I just want to see change’ UW-Madison students walk out of class, join high schoolers against gun violence By Lawrence Andrea CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR


Students from across Madison marched to the Capitol Wednesday, joining in a national walkout for gun reform.

Thousands of local students march on Capitol steps as part of national walkout for gun reform, common-sense legislation By Max Bayer CITY NEWS EDITOR

In the wake of last month’s mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., local Madison-area high schoolers decided they were tired of being ignored. Around 5,000 students marched to the Capitol steps Wednesday as part of a national school walkout to protest new gun legislation. But the students weren’t just the protestors. They were the organizers, fundraisers and demand-crafters. The march began at Madison East High School and grew to be as long as two full city blocks as the activists approached the Capitol. John Crim, a student at Madison West High School, said the event and the turnout was empowering. “To have a cohesive group of all the high schools in the area to come together for one topic, it was a really big impact to our society and I’m really glad it happened,” he said. Crim added that there was so much unity for this event because of one commonality: They were all students. “We live in America where gun control and gun issues [are] a problem,” he said. “So we all have to come together as a cohesive group to eliminate that.” And as the students marched,

it was the adults that either joined in or stood alongside the street clapping and cheering in support. For them, many of whom were parents of the young activists, watching students organize themselves created a heightened sense of pride. “You can’t help but feel some hope for our kids and future generations because of the actions these kids are taking today,” said Joe Kuns, whose daughter was one of the organizers at Middleton High School. Kuns added that while many of the student organizers can’t vote yet, they will be able to soon and that politicians affiliated with the NRA “better watch out.” “This is a groundswell movement and these kids aren’t going to forget,” he said. “For whatever reason, this is the time where these kids have said ‘enough is enough, we’re not going to put up with it anymore.’” Chloe Baumbach, a senior at Memorial High School, was one of the organizers of the event and said afterward that the whole day was surreal. “I was a little terrified of how today would go,” she said. “Being students organizing something, you never know if you’re going to get listened to or not.” But listened to they were.

Streets were closed, employees cheered from their balconies and camera crews filmed the scene. However, for these students, their only barometer of being heard is whether legislation is enacted. After the students arrived at the Capitol, both student leaders and elected officials, including state Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and state Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, spoke about the need for more stringent gun legislation. Jadah Mims, a freshman at Madison West High School, said she specifically wants to see assault weapons banned. “That’s the main problem,” she said. “The guns that fire faster are taking more lives in our schools.” Kelda Roys, a Democratic candidate for governor and former assemblywoman, accompanied her two stepdaughters in the march and said that Gov. Scott Walker has the opportunity to do right by the young people in attendance. “These are not hard calls,” she said, referencing some of the new legislation passed in Florida like keeping guns away from domestic abusers and raising the minimum age of purchase to 21. Some of the students then made

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It’s not just a high school movement. Hundreds of UW-Madison students and community members gathered Wednesday at noon on Library Mall to get the attention of legislators and advocate for tighter gun laws as part of National Walkout Day. What started as four students chanting “Enough is enough” and “The NRA has got to go” quickly grew into a crowd of about 500 people. Some students — many of whom left their classes to participate in the movement — shared stories about how gun violence had negatively impacted their lives. Jack Larsen, a UW-Madison freshman who helped organize the walkout, said although he has only been at the university for a few months, he has already experienced two shooter drills. Larsen referenced a November incident

in which a man with a gun was reported on Bascom Hill. Although the report was later deemed “erroneous,” Larsen said his dorm went into lockdown and many of his friends in the area at the time were frightened. He said this “shook” him.. “No one should have to be afraid to go home or to walk past their bank or to pick up groceries from the corner store,” Larsen said. “It is time to speak out. It is time to raise our voices and say ‘enough is enough.’ It is time to raise our voices and say ‘never again.’” Larsen said these public demonstrations are necessary to show politicians and others in power that student voices “will be heard no matter what.” “It is time to say to our politicians, to our community leaders, to anyone in power: We are done

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Students from UW-Madison and local city schools left class early Wednesday to march on the Capitol, caling on lawmakers to create stricter gun laws.

“…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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An independent student newspaper, serving the University of Wisconsin-Madison community since 1892 Volume 127, Issue 34

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Dear Ms. Scientist, What’s the difference between tap water and bottled water? Stephen H.


The UW Carbone Cancer Center has been certified to use the ground-breaking CAR T-cell treatment to treat adult lymphoma patients. A rigorous certification process was needed for approval to use this treatment. By Hae Rin Lee THE DAILY CARDINAL

Cancer is a very difficult illness to treat and many people die from it, despite tireless efforts by clinical teams. The UW Carbone Cancer Center has taken a progressive step towards a more effective treatment option for adult lymphoma with the recently FDA-certified CAR T-cell treatment. UW Carbone previously made a headline last August with Kymriah, a similar CAR T-cell therapy for young adults with relapsed acute lymphocytic leukemia. The CAR T-cell therapy fortifies the lymphoma patients’ immune cells to fight off the disease. Patients with lymphoma who are compatible with the CAR T-cell are given IVs in each arm — one IV draws blood out and sends it to an apparatus called the centrifuge, while the other IV returns unused blood back to the patient. The centrifuge spins the extracted blood very quickly to separate the individual cells in order to see where the immune cells are located. A little device collects the immune cells into a bag, which is then sent to a manufacturing facility. At the facilities, cells are instructed with genetic modifications to produce specific proteins that can recognize and eliminate the cancer. Once the patient is ready for treatment, the trained immune cells are then sent back to the hospital. Before the insertion of the modified immune cells, patients are given a particular chemotherapy that makes immune cells grow more easily inside their bodies. When the cells are put back into the patient body, they act as immune cells, targeting the specific cancer with its protein marker. Mark Juckett, the medical director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at UW Health, described how this procedure refines the 30 years old stem cell transplant technique. “Stem cell transplant has been available for 30 years. This is a very refined version of the stem cell transplant where we give new

immune cells to patients, hoping they attack the viruses. So that’s a very blunt tool, whereas CAR T-cell is composed of cells from patients that are trained to attack specifically targeted cancerous cells,” Juckett said. The main difference between certified and non-certified CAR T-Cell treatment is that without approval, an institution can only conduct research instead of offering direct treatments to the patients. The certification process undergone by UW Health was rigorous to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment. Juckett said that the certification process for this particular CAR T-cell treatment for adult lymphoma took around four months, spanning across multiple departments. The certification process began with the company responsible for producing the CAR T-cells paying a site visit to UW Health clinics and research facilities to ensure that the centers had the capabilities to handle the treatment well. Next, the company conducted interviews with multiple physicians and clinicians to make sure they could carry out these treatments. However, Juckett added that UW Health was a little lucky in this regard, as there was a previous success of CAR T-cell therapy usage by Christian Capitini, a pediatric physician with UW Health, for pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia. Then, the company paid a more detailed site visit to the facilities, checking every detail required for the procedure, such as how to make labels with correct information, how to collect patient cells and how to ship under the correct instructions. After that, they arranged medical records and tracked all patient information in order to match patients with the treatment. After the patients were matched for the treatment, the company educated and trained clinical teams on specific guidelines, from patient care teams to inpatient units on night and day shifts. The pharmacy division

also received training on how to properly dispense necessary medication dosages to patients going through the therapy. In case patients receiving the therapy fell ill after the treatment, the emergency clinicians and staff were also educated and trained for situations where patients would need immediate help. Juckett said about 40 people across different departments and positions were involved and that it was a rigorous four months of putting together a firm whole care model for the therapy. However, CAR T-cell therapy still has room for improvement. According to Juckett, there are two immediate concerns for the treatments. One is to reduce the negative side effects, since many patients who receive this procedure can fall very sick, which is why the emergency clinicians and staff were were trained during the certification process. The other is to figure out how CAR T-cell therapy could be used to treat other cancers like ovarian or lung cancers effectively. Juckett hopes that this technique can move beyond treating only a particular kind of lymphoma or leukemia and improve over time with more possibilities to treat different types of cancers. To Juckett, the CAR T-cell therapy is an amazing breakthrough made possible with the firm organization devoting resources to build innovative cell therapies. He hopes that this is just the beginning, and that it will serve as an entry point to developing better treatment options for patients. While treatment and procedures are important, he emphasized the importance of remembering that the goal of this therapy is first and foremost for the patients. “Patients who are treated with this are people who would otherwise die of the disease, and so they are people who don’t have good options,” Juckett said. “I think for that, it is exciting to offer treatments that can cure the disease, whereas before they didn’t have great options.”

Tap water comes from the sink or a bubbler (drinking fountain for you out-of-state folks), while bottled water is purchased from a store in a plastic bottle. Some people prefer bottled water because of its perceived higher quality, but it’s actually virtually the same as tap water in most cases. They are both considered safe by United States regulation standards. About 25 percent of bottled water comes from a city water system and is exactly the same as tap water. Bottled water often contains salts and minerals like calcium and magnesium, but these occur naturally in water in trace amounts and are also often found in tap water as well. Next time, think about grabbing a drink from the sink, because it’s just as good as bottled water, and it’s better for the environment (and your wallet).

Dear Ms. Scientist, Why do oranges taste so bad when I eat them right after I brush my teeth? Albert E. In toothpaste, there’s a chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS. SLS is a surfactant, meaning that it’s responsible for making toothpaste foam up when you brush your teeth. It also helps spread the toothpaste around your teeth more easily, so your mouth feels cleaner after brushing. However, it also has some side effects on the taste buds on your tongue. As you may know, we have five types of taste buds: sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami. SLS actually blocks your sweet taste buds for a while after your brush your teeth, so you can’t taste the sweetness of the oranges very well. SLS also breaks down fats, which normally block your bitter taste buds. Since the fats no longer block your bitter taste buds, the oranges seem more bitter than usual as well. To make this worse, some scientists think that the acetic acid in oranges and the lingering fluoride from your toothpaste interact to make the taste even more bitter. Ask Ms. Scientist is written by Jordan Gaal and Maggie Liu. Burning science question?


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Public demands for safety reform grow as session nears end By Sonya Chechik STAFF WRITER


UW-Madison experts warn against connecting mental health status and violence, despite new research.

UW researchers investigate connection between mental health, gun ownership By Sarah Jensen STAFF WRITER

Research from a group of UW-Madison graduate students sheds new light on the potential relationship between gun ownership and mental health.

“Make sure you’re not sending the message that if mental illness is in the picture then we have our story.”

Tally Moses professor of social work UW-Madison

Sociology graduate student Jinho Kim found that teens with easy access to a firearm in their home were 3 percent more

likely to experience severe depressive symptoms, and the effects were greater for girls. Kim argued that easy access to guns directly causes an increase in depression and suicide for children within these homes. Research from the early 2000s found that 20 percent of gun owners with children in the home store their firearms loaded and 10 percent store them both loaded and unlocked — a fact Kim believes is connected to fear and depression. However, while mental health often plays a role in gun violence, the direct correlation between the two can be stigmatizing for individuals living with mental illness, according to UW-Madison professor of social work Tally Moses. “Talking in the same sentence about school shootings and mental health is stigmatizing and it infiltrates the consciousness in a very deep way,” Moses said. Journalists covering school

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their way inside of the Capitol rotunda, congregating outside of Walker’s office to make sure that their demands were heard. Walker was in Florence, Wis., a four-hour drive north of Madison. As the protest concluded, students rallied attendees to keep up the momentum and maintain pressure, highlighting the nationwide March For Our Lives event on March 24. Just as Kuns mentioned, Baumbaugh is looking forward to turning 18 and being able to vote. “We could show up at the Capitol every day and protest, but nothing is going to happen unless we vote them out,” she said. Roys said it’s about time political parties put forth candidates that matter to younger voters, noting that post-boomers are now a larger voting block than baby boomers. “If we want to capture the energy and the activism of these students, we’ve got to run candidates who will appeal to them and prioritize the issues that matter in their daily lives.”

staying quiet. You will listen to us, and you will enact change,” he said. Following student testimony, the group walked up State Street to join thousands of Madison Metropolitan School District students at the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol. UW-Madison sophomore Olivia Schaefer said she was marching because “we need change.” Schaefer attended Pewaukee High School, which canceled classes today after receiving a threat Tuesday night from a student, who has since been arrested. “My high school was threatened today. My little sister was threatened today. It needs to stop,” Schaefer said. In addition to chanting anti-NRA slogans, some protest participants took the time to encourage community members to vote in the midterm and next presidential elections. UW-Madison junior Laurel Noack handed out pamphlets highlighting upcoming local and statewide elections. “Enough is enough,” she said. “It is time to get some commonsense gun reform on the books.”

shootings often highlight the shooters’ mental health status, but many other factors contribute to motivations before a mass shooting. Moses suggested that the focus on mental health heightens society’s detrimental correlation between violence and mental health. “Make sure you’re not sending the message that if mental illness is in the picture then we have our story,” Moses said. “We need a rich, detailed understanding of the individual.” However, Kim argued that it is important to focus on any factor that may increase the risk of developing depression in children, regardless of the potential implications. “When you identify those who have a risk of higher depression, whether they have big issues in the family like divorce or maltreatment, we don’t look at whether they also have guns at home,” Kim says. “I think we should.”

As lawmakers grapple with how to address school safety in response to a recent spree of school shootings, Gov. Scott Walker faces growing pressure to call a special legislative session to deal with the issue. The state Assembly has already finished official sessions for the year and the state Senate’s last session is next week. However, Walker has said if lawmakers can get momentum behind legislation to improve school safety, he will call a special session to bring both chambers back to work. Both Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, have already stated they are willing to return to address the issue. Walker has said he has been working with legislators on a school safety legislation package, which he plans to release by March 20, when the Senate is scheduled to meet for the last time this year. As of now, the governor has not released exactly what will be included under his proposal. “Our focus is going to be simple,” Walker said in an interview with the WIZM radio station Wednesday. “Much like the country did after 9/11, where we dramatically changed the way we go into airports and get onto airplanes. Today we’re obviously very safe because of that. We want the same thing to be true in our schools.” State Democrats have previously called for gun reform such as reinstating the 48-hour waiting period for gun purchases that was repealed by Republicans in 2015, banning bump stocks and assault weapons, as well as preventing domestic abusers from owning guns. “We have dozens of [gun reform]

bills that have been blocked that would make it far less likely that someone wishing to do harm to someone else or themselves would get access to a firearm,” state Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, told The Daily Cardinal. These bills have been consistently rejected by state Republicans, who favor structural school security improvements over gun reform. But according to Heather DuBois Bourenane, the coordinator of the Wisconsin Public Education Network, gun reform and school security are inseparable. “You can’t have one without the other,” Bourenane said. “If we’re serious about stopping school violence, we need to be serious about gun control.” But some Democrats see room for compromise to address other facets of the issue. Rep. Sondy Pope, D-Mt. Horeb, released a package of school safety legislation Tuesday to be introduced to the state Senate next week. The collection of bills would increase state aid for mental health services in schools, beef up training for mental health staff and grant schools more freedom in setting their own emergency procedures. Public opinion may become increasingly important to the conversation as well, as students of all ages in Wisconsin and across the country have participated in school walkouts to protest gun violence and have called on legislators to take action. “What we’re hearing parents and school leaders and students calling for around this state are reforms that look past a one time pot of money that’s going to cover building security,” Bourenane said. “I think the writing is on the wall with this. What the people are asking for right now are permanent solutions.”


Around 5,000 high school students from the Madison area joined UW-Madison students to protest gun violence.




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Super Smash Bros. Club brings students together with friendly competition By Brandon Arbuckle THE DAILY CARDINAL

Jordan Tannenbaum has been a fan of video games since the day his parents got him a Game Boy in kindergarten. During middle school, he and a group of friends played “Super Smash Bros.,” a series of fighting games starring Nintendo’s favorite characters. Back then, most multiplayer sessions weren’t conducted through virtual lobbies and party chats. “There wasn’t any sort of online, so you had to go out and actually interact with people, which you don’t get from most modern titles,” Tannenbaum said. “It’s why I think the ‘Smash’ scene is such an enjoyable scene to be a part of. You meet a lot of people, travel to a lot of cool places and you have a bunch of people who have an incredible common interest.” Madison’s Super Smash Bros. Club has weekly fests every Thursday night in Room 212 of the Educational Sciences building. They also host tournaments, with an upcoming one set to take place March 17 at Grainger Hall. Members are brought together at these events through the same common interest Tannenbaum spoke of.

Tannenbaum is the club’s president, a role he also had at Madison Area Technical College — his transfer school. He took what he learned from his past experience to help improve the student organization at UW — Madison. He got a storage cage at the Student Activity Center to conveniently place setups and equipment, and he also reserved the Educational Sciences room, as the previous one in Vilas Hall was too small for the club’s meetings. The fests on Thursday run from 5-10 p.m., and with a room capacity of 64, the space is frequently filled. While most in the club are UW-Madison students, some are community members. This is because the greater Madison area has a thriving “Smash” scene: It’s why there’s a club on campus dedicated solely to the franchise. What began as a mere pastime has turned into much more for Tannenbaum, as he has been playing “Smash” competitively since 2014. “I never really knew about the benefits that competition and sports provide people until I started playing ‘Smash,’ but it does wonders for your mentality and your mindset gets better. You learn how to deal with adversity

and your hard work pays off. I’ve become a more well-rounded person in general since starting to play,” Tannenbaum said. The club gives students another way to compete, and while video games may not be viewed in the same light as traditional sports, their popularity and acceptance continues to grow each year. “Didn’t ‘League [of Legends]’ finals get more viewers than the World Series?” Tannenbaum asked. The answer is yes: In 2014, the “League of Legends” world championship had higher ratings than Game 7 of the World Series, along with the last game of the NBA Finals. “We’re only goin’ up from here,” Tannenbaum said. “It’s already at the top level. It’s played in stadiums and players can make a living off of it. There’s sponsors, and it’s only getting bigger.” Madison’s Super Smash Bros. Club is a great organization to join for fans of all skill levels, and with Nintendo’s recent announcement of a new “Smash” set to release for Switch later this year, the franchise will further cement the notion of video games as sport. Hopefully the club’s success continues as well.


Logic imitates the styles of his contemporaries on his mixtape.

Logic does not impress on new mixtape; albums remain superior works By Edgar Sanchez THE DAILY CARDINAL

Fans of “Rick and Morty,” myself included, may not have expected the duo to return Logic’s favor of a brief cameo, as he did last season on the popular show. The grandfather-grandson duo announced last week that Logic was dropping a sequel to his wellreceived Bobby Tarantino mixtape that would be “Good ol’ Atlanta-style club rap.” Bobby Tarantino II is a confident and clean-cut mixtape that delivers on the club rap premise mentioned in the project’s opening skit. However, it seems Logic took this project to take a swing at mimicking the styles of his peers, namely Travis Scott, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. The unfortunate part is Logic simply falls short in these attempted imitations. The final product just makes me want to listen to the artist he borrows from instead. The main themes of the project aren’t as mundane or immature as one might think when the image of club rap comes to mind. Instead of oversexualizing women or glorifying violence, Logic reflects on his fiscal success and his apt good nature. It gets a bit repetitive by the tail end of the project. “BoomTrap Protocol” and “Wizard of Oz” are clear attempts at grabbing autotunes similar to Travis Scott. The tracks flow well enough and the slick production slides it way across the verse. Come the chorus, though, I was left bug-eyed and laughing at the ridiculous dollar bin version of Logic’s Scott imitation. “44 More” and “Yuck” are the next in a long list of tracks where Logic has copied Kendrick Lamar, this time directly emulating “DNA.” Do not misinterpret this as bad thing — in fact, he does well. His great charisma and fast delivery really elevates the

tracks, making them some of the mixtape’s highest points. “Wassup,” retreads the mimicking showcase, this time inspired by the great Kanye’s Cruel Summer. The final minute mark is a great example of Logic just not having enough to sink his teeth into with this project. Truthfully, the mimicking is not the worst part of the project: It’s Logic’s singing. “Overnight,” was the most horrendous offender. Logic simply does not possess the vocal chops to make his singing enjoyable. The least inspired and most skippable track of the project comes with Marshmello’s assistance on “Everyday.” I skipped the track the first two times it came on after being unable to stomach more than 15 seconds of Logic’s singing. The radio-friendly, yet absurdly played-out, trapstyle electro on the track features everything you would come to expect from a collab with Marshmello. Yes, that’s a bad thing. While it’s neat to see Logic doing this musical chameleon act, the drawback is he never hits the same mark as his contemporaries, and it comes off as a waste of his talent rather than a showcase of his range. As for the features, they offer some much-needed variety, provided by Wiz Khalifa and Two Chains. In conclusion, “Rick and Morty” hit it on the head with this one. There are two types of Logic; the mindful juggernaut showcased in his albums with substance and strong achievement, and the turn-up copy cat that’s displayed on his mixtapes. I still suggest you give the mixtape a listen at your next social event or for a workout playlist; aside from that you are not missing much. Final Grade: C-


Today’s Sudoku

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

Not Yet Spring

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Today’s Crossword Puzzle

SADDLE S’MORES Timothy E. Parker ACROSS 1 Raise trivial objections 5 Ship’s lower hull 10 Island not far from Java 14 Rug buyer’s calculation 15 Spanish or Bermuda vegetable 16 Opposed, “Beverly Hillbillies”-style 17 What affectionate taters share? 20 Holy water-sprinkling rite 21 Low class spirits? 22 Cause of inflation? 23 It may be framed 24 Bring forth, as memories 27 Authorized vendor 31 Voice recorder’s human alternative 32 Paving block 33 ___ du Flambeau, Wisconsin

34 “The Night Before Christmas” phrase after it became a hit? 38 Velvet finish? 39 Hectors 40 Powerball game 41 Connery movie (with “The”) 44 Wear for some with superpowers 45 Genesis paradise 46 “___ to mention ...” 47 Tattoo place 50 Secondary occupation 55 What a ratfink dead fish might do? 57 Not needing to be institutionalized 58 One part of a flight 59 Fictional manor near Twelve Oaks 60 Hammer god 61 Some noblemen 62 Grinds to a halt

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DOWN 1 House in 32-Down 2 Gives weapons to 3 “... so shall ye ___” 4 Put a rut in a rug 5 Dance, in old-school slang 6 Determine by logic 7 They’re open for conversations 8 Smoldering tar, e.g. 9 Fancy show break 10 “___ down the hatches!” 11 Full of excitement 12 In ___ of (replacing) 13 The Smithsonian is one (Abbr.) 18 Polish city 19 Ranked very highly 23 Core substances 24 Upper regions of space, poetically 25 Writer Jules 26 The loneliest number 27 Ejected from the payroll 28 Original school board?

29 Certain bridge positions 30 P.A. announcer’s problem 31 Part of any folk dance 32 Pamplona’s place 35 Fail to get the most out of something 36 Christian of TV and film 37 Its head can be changed when dirty 42 Buyer’s need 43 Joss house figurine 44 Software makers 46 It meant nothing to Nero 47 Whispered attentiongetter 48 Nanjing nursemaid 49 Former Attorney General Janet 50 Topline, as a movie 51 Miller ___ beer 52 Dr. Pavlov 53 Geeky, bookish sort 54 Things on some time-

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Sex Out Loud is needed on campus and worth the small segregated fee ANNA WELCH letter to the editor


The new meal plan is rife with problems that prospective students should take into consideration.

Potential students should be aware of the meal plan RENA YEHUDA NEWMAN DANNIRA KULENOVIC letter to the editor


ear prospective student, Welcome to University of Wisconsin-Madison! As you begin the process of deciding if you’ll be attending school here, a large group of concerned students and alumni have some important information regarding a new mandatory meal plan that may impact your decision. Recently, University Housing implemented a new mandatory meal plan for all incoming students living in residence halls. All incoming students will be forced to pay, at minimum, $1,400 into their Wiscard accounts, money that can only be spent in University Housing dining halls, Wisconsin Union venues and Badger Markets around campus. This is an additional $1,400 on top of the current cost of tuition, housing, books and more. The $1,400 minimum is considered “Tier 1” in a three-tiered meal plan policy, which rewards students in higher tiers who are able to afford it. University Housing made this decision without consent or discussion from the student body. The public did not learn about this policy through an official statement, but through an article published in The Daily Cardinal, a campus newspaper, in December 2017. The lack of transparency with current students has made us concerned about the University’s transparency with prospective students. We want to make sure you are well-informed about this new financial policy as you make your college decision. This op-ed was written by a wide coalition of students who believe this mandatory meal plan makes it more difficult for low-income students, students with personal or religious dietary restrictions and health-related dietary restrictions to attend our University. We want to make sure that prospective students are aware of this change and its impacts.For years, UW-Madison students have enjoyed no-minimum Wiscard deposits, which allowed students the freedom to pay for food only if and when they chose to eat in dining facilities. But now, with a mandatory $1,400 deposit, these students no longer have autonomy to decide what, how and where they will eat. Many current students have expressed that, had this policy been in place during their first year, they would not have been able to attend UW-Madison. As students

and alumni concerned with the well-being of our incoming student body, we want you to know about this policy before you decide on the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Living in the residence halls is costly. In the past, the cheapest residence hall cost a little over $8,000/ academic year (eight months). Now, with the mandatory meal plan included, the cheapest residence arrangement at $9,530/academic year for a spot in a “triple”, sharing a room with two other students. For many families, this cost is prohibitive, making it difficult or even impossible for students to enjoy the formative experiences and friendships formed in first-year residence hall communities. For many students living in housing, despite a residence hall discount, dining hall food is still too expensive. It has been significantly more economical to cook for themselves or purchase food from other places rather than the dining halls. Now, with a mandatory $1,400 payment on top of the cost of housing, students can no longer choose to make money-saving decisions regarding where and how they eat. The university has revealed little information about how this policy interacts with financial aid. The only information listed on the University Housing website as of Feb. 25, 2018, regarding Financial Aid is as follows: “With our meal plans, the money for food purchases is included in the quarterly room and board bills, which can be paid with financial aid. For residents paying with financial aid, the money for food will still be loaded on their Resident Food Account in advance before the start of the semester.” However, since the meal plan’s unveiling, there has been no increase in funding to the Office of Financial Aid, which already struggles to meet students’ needs. While some of the costs may be covered in financial aid packages, ultimately a $1,400 increase in the cost of living lands on hard-working families. University Housing has reported that scholarships that cover tuition will now cover the meal plan as well, but has not clarified which specific scholarships. Since there has been no increase in financial aid funding, students are not certain if this means that less students will receive scholarships altogether. For students and families who are hoping to receive scholarships or financial aid, the new meal plan increases the

overall cost of living at UW-Madison and may even decrease the ability to receive needed funds, requiring them to take out larger loans just to cover the cost of dining. There is no clear way to opt-out of this meal plan on financial grounds. Though the dining halls boast a wide selection of meal options, many students with dietary restrictions both medical (allergies, celiac, lactose-intolerance, etc.) and personal (vegetarian, vegan, etc.) find their choices severely limited. If a student has dietary restrictions or serious food allergies, navigating the dining halls is especially difficult. The mandatory meal plan requires all students, regardless of dietary needs, to pay $1,400 for food they may not necessarily be able to eat. While UW-Madison has a designated dietician to assist students with health-related dietary restrictions and create specially prepared meals, the process is timeconsuming and unclear. The option for opting out for dietary reasons is not visible on the campus dining website. For many students with dietary restrictions, the option to cook or buy one’s own meals was more efficient and cost-effective than consulting the dietician. Students with religious dietary restrictions share many of the same concerns as those with personal & health-related dietary restrictions. There are very few options offered for students who observe halal and keep kosher. Though University Housing has suggested that Jewish students who keep kosher can pick up to-go meals prepared by the kosher Adamah kitchen, the variety of meals offered is slim and significantly more expensive than average dining hall fare. The UW Center for Religion and Global Citizenry has openly opposed the meal plan on these grounds. The process for opting out for religious reasons is not visible on the campus dining website, making it difficult and unclear. We believe this issues affects all students and families, past, present and future. If you would like to get in contact with students concerned with this issue and currently working to change the mandatory meal plan policy, send an email to or follow the movement, read editorials and more on the Facebook page, “Oppose the UW-Madison Mandatory Meal Plan”. Please send any comments to

n average box of 12 condoms from Walgreens costs between $10 and $11, coming out to a little less than $1 per condom. A 4-ounce bottle of lube costs about five dollars, which means each ounce costs about $1.25. The cost of an unplanned pregnancy, abortion or STI is less calculable, but I think it’s fair to call the financial and emotional toll of these events significant. Sex Out Loud is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, meaning two decades of providing free safer sex supplies, education and striving to create safer spaces for all 40,000 Badgers. I’m currently in my fifth semester as a facilitator with Sex Out Loud, meaning I’ve taught groups of students ranging in size from 10 to 60 about safer sex, healthy relationships, pleasure, birth control and more. As highlighted in a recent Daily Cardinal article titled, “After optout proposal fails, UW-College Republican Chair pushes seg fee opt-out,” Sex Out Loud is funded by student segregated fees (the General Student Service Fund, specifically), which go to all sorts of things like bus passes, recreational sports and, in our case, as many safer sex supplies as students could need. In a recent radio interview with 1310 WIBA, UW-Madison College Republicans Chair Jake Lubenow told Vicki McKenna his organization was “sick and tired” of funding groups their organization disagrees with, like Sex Out Loud. Lubenow expressed concern over making sure attending the University is “as cheap as possible” for students. At Sex Out Loud, we share Lubenow’s concern about keeping our services cheap and accessible. So, what does it cost to keep Sex Out Loud educating, hosting enriching events on campus, holding 40 open office hours a week and distributing thousands of free condoms every year? It comes out to a grand total of about 80 cents per student. Interestingly, Lubenow did not voice concerns about UW’s new meal plan requiring students to spend a minimum of $1,400 in dining halls; nor over the recent failure to pass a bill that would help the 7,600 DACA students living in Wisconsin become eligible for in-state tuition: Perhaps those are not the students Lubenow and his colleagues are financially concerned about. As a side note, if Lubenow was truly concerned about getting the most bang for his student-segregated-fee-buck, he could have put the $3.50 he was charged for the campus

radio fund to good use and voicedhis concerns on one of UW’s many wonderful student radio shows. Lubenow also mentioned he and his fellow College Republicans felt bullied (my word, not his) into funding the group Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics, whose most recent budget totaled $67,595. Another religiously specific group on campus, Badger Catholic, had a most recent total budget of $108,885. Both of these groups should be allowed to exist and receive the funding they need to maintain spaces where all students feel safe, represented and in-community. As we say in our Sex Out Loud program introductions, with 40,000 different students on campus there are 40,000 different definitions of virginity, monogamy and what constitutes “sex.” We are not here to change those definitions for you, we are here to help you live your most fulfilling life based on your definitions. Are you a Christian committed to not having sex until marriage but struggling to stick to that? Great, we’ve got suggestions for sexy outercourse activities to help you keep that goal. Are you a person who identifies as trans wondering about what harness is going to work best for your body and interests? Fantastic, we’ll equip you with information about what to buy and where to buy it. Are you a Republican, Democrat, Green Party member or Libertarian? That is really none of our business — unless you want tips on how to successfully carry out an inter-party role-play scene, which we would be happy to help with. Lubenow and the College Republicans have the right to say they don’t agree with our agenda. But, just to be clear, here is our agenda: We want to give students the skills to properly ask for consent. We want students to have free safer sex supplies like condoms, lube and more if they need them. We want students to know how to access free STI testing and how to ask and disclose their STI status with their partners. We want students to know what birth control options are available to them and how to access them according to their income level and insurance. We believe that if students choose to have sex, they have the right to know how to experience and advocate for their own pleasure. We want students to have a space on campus they can walk into and feel welcomed and free of judgment no matter who they are and what they believe. Have you used Sex Out Loud’s services? Send any comments to


The many services Sex Out Loud provides are worth the small fee.


Thursday, March 15, 2018



United passengers stage midflight walkout amidst latest controversial aviation dispute By Savannah McHugh THE DAILY CARDINAL

In the wake of United’s latest predictable scandal, passengers on United flight 42069 staged a protest Monday afternoon; at approximately 12:49pm Central Time, passengers rose from their seats, formed a single-file line (picket signs in hand) and shuffled to the emergency exit doors, and, with the help of those seated in the exit row, opened the emergency doors and inevitably plunged to their deaths below. “Yeah, we don’t care,” a spokeswoman for United said in a press statement the following evening. “It should be obvious to you guys at this point. We just really don’t care.” According to an acquaintance of a participant, the

walkout was scheduled for 12:49pm Eastern Time. “Time zones, clocks turning back, how the hell is anyone supposed to know what time it is if the intergalactic political space pirates are trying to warp the very fabric of reality?” the source asked Cardinal correspondents from his underground home in North Dakota, his face hidden behind a Guy Fawkes mask and his oily hair tucked beneath a tinfoil hat. “Space pirates did this. The reptilian overlords made them do it. And Hillary Clinton is behind it all.” Evidence and sources speculate that the confusion over the time change didn’t matter, because either way, passengers would have still been at cruising altitude for

the originally scheduled time. The U.S. Sanitation Department responsible for cleaning the remains spattered over a main highway in Boise, Idaho had this to say about the controversial deaths of the 285 people that participated in the walkout: “Protests are the lifeblood of this great country. But this seems a little excessive. Doesn’t it?” In response to this tragic confusion over the time zone change, United has stated that they haven’t yet, and “probably won’t” do anything to compensate for the circumstances or for ceremonies held by the families of the deceased. When asked why, United reps shrugged and responded: “They’ll probably walk out of the funerals anyway, right?”


Two girls pause to take a selfie as they plunge to their untimely deaths.

Lakeshore house fellow caught giving out free booze to residents By Regan Batterman THE DAILY CARDINAL

Anybody who knows anything about the UW-Madison campus knows that Southeast is the fun side of town, where every room smells like a mixture of vodka and sex, and that Lakeshore is the so-quiet-you-could-hear-a-pin-drop jail for nerds and weirdos. Those who have the misfortune of being banished to this faraway boring hellhole are condemned to a life of studying for midterms up to three weeks before they happen and actually reading the Go Big Read book. If you thought being a student living in Lakeshore was bad, imagine being a House Fellow assigned to taking care of this dorm. Part of the fun of being an HF is getting to bust your residents for drugs or alcohol possession, but living in Lakeshore, you are condemned to as uneventful a life as any unlucky freshman. In an attempt to jazz up

Lakeshore life this year, one House Fellow decided to pull out all the stops (and their wallet) and perhaps alter the reputation of the northwest side of campus forever. UWPD arrived on the scene to find their room lined with liquor bottles, ranging from peppermint liqueur to EverClear. Another HF on the floor below contacted the authorities (classic Lakeshore, am I right?) after hearing “thumping music and rambunctious voices” coming from upstairs. UWPD found the entire floor crowded in the single room, with the HF in the middle pouring shots of Captain for everyone. The students were clearly intoxicated already, and all screamed “COPS” on the entry of the police and attempted to stumble-run down the hallway. Upon their arrest, the HF had one thing to say for their sake: “I just wanted them to do SOMETHING. I couldn’t

take the silence anymore. All I could hear was my own heartbeat”. As they were dragged out in handcuffs, the students lined up in the hall, waiting for their underage drinking tickets, raised their Solo cups and shouted “MAKE LAKESHORE LIT AGAIN!”

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Two weeks after his concert, Vince Staples still in shock over Madison’s “whiteness” By Morgan Spohn THE DAILY CARDINAL


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Madison local Generic White Person pictured identifying with Staples’ music.

Two Thursdays ago, Vince Staples came out in an all black outfit and a Kevlar vest, prepared to entertain a roaring crowd. In the beginning of his thirtyminute set, as he began one of his many signature songs heavy with subjectively offensive lyrical content, he jumped back in surprise near the chorus line of the song. When the majority of the white crowd echoed the chorus intended for an African-American audience, it appeared that Staples was hit multiple times with bullets. He squatted down closer to the stage to avoid the verbal spray coming back to him. “I was so overwhelmed with the wave of Red Bull spittle that came back at me, I thought I was being hit with bullets or something,” Staples said when reached for comment last weekend. Shaking his head in disbelief, he reached for a Kleenex. “No matter how hard I close my eyes, I just can’t get that sea of frat boys’ faces out of my head.” As the song came to a conclusion, Staples stumbled backwards, the lights of the screens

littering the stage behind illuminated his disoriented expression. It appeared as if he was finished. However, just when all hope was lost, a trusty roadie threw a mic stand on stage for Staples to lean on. As he leaned on the stand for support, he attempted to acclimate to his surroundings. “It almost felt that the white crowd injected me with a venomous syringe during my set,” Staples said of his struggle. “I felt like I was gonna drop dead, right there. I’ve never seen whiteness so potent before.” As he stood there, Amy Winehouse looping in the back of his head, he attempted to start his next song, but was visibly shaken by whatever had just transpired. It appeared almost as if the whiteness had changed the barometric pressure of the arena and affected Vince Staples directly. Without the help of the mic stand and the white antibodies that Vince Staples had developed from growing up in Compton and North Long Beach, the inherent whiteness of Madison might have claimed the life of an up-andcoming rapper.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Men’s Hockey


Freshman Wyatt Kalynuk played confidently all season, earning AllBig Ten honorable mention and Big Ten All-freshman team honors.

Head coach Tony Granato has been preaching confidence and its benefits since he arrived at Wisconsin in 2016-’17.

Freshman Sean Dhooghe, despite only standing 5’3”, was not afraid to get in a scrum in front of the Penn State net.

Wisconsin primed to continue development as Granato stresses, implements confidence By Ethan Levy THE DAILY CARDINAL

For the first time since the 2013’14 season, the Wisconsin Badgers had legitimate NCAA Tournament expectations heading into their season. Despite their talent and promise, though, Wisconsin finished with a disappointing 14-19-3-0 record and out of the NCAA Tournament field after a first-round exit from the Big Ten Tournament. According to head coach Tony Granato, last season Wisconsin took a big step forward as a program. This year, however, was a step back. And, on top of Wisconsin’s underwhelming record, the Badgers are losing 42 percent of their scoring, with key players like Ryan Wagner, Cameron Hughes and Jake Linhart graduating, along with star sophomore Trent Frederic leaving the program after signing a three-year contract with the Boston Bruins. But, even with those departures and this year’s step back, the Wisconsin hockey program is in a significantly better position than before Granato arrived. This year’s freshman class was one of the best in the nation. But, more importantly, Granato has instilled and is continuing to develop an identity for the UW program built on confidence — a confidence that could propel the Badgers into a position to be competitive nationally for years to come. Since arriving at Wisconsin, Granato has constantly instilled confidence in his players. Granato holds individual and team meetings about having confidence in yourself as well as having confidence in the other players on the team. He thinks that any hockey team can have talent and favorable schematics, but that without confidence, it is hard to have any continued success. “Not to say anything about [former head coach Mike] Eaves, he’s a great coach, but Tony just really stresses confidence in everything,” junior defenseman Peter Tischke said. “I know my confidence was low after my freshman year. Then Tony came in and just said, ‘believe in yourself, believe in your skating.’” To be successful at any higher level of hockey, it isn’t enough just to be strong and fast or even have a high hockey IQ. Without confidence, all of those attributes won’t successfully translate into live action.

“It’s huge. I would say it’s one of the biggest factors of being a hockey player. You see guys like Ovechkin. That guy steps on the ice and he pretty much looks like he knows that he’s going to score goals,” junior forward Will Johnson said. “When you step on the ice you have to have a little bit of that ‘this is my puck, this is my goal to score.’ A little bit of that swagger.”

“Tony just really stresses confidence in everyting... [He] came in and just said, ‘believe in yourself, believe in your skating.’” Peter Tischke junior defenseman Wisconsin Men’s Hockey

“As a player, when you go on the ice, if you don’t have confidence in yourself and in your teammates, and you don’t think your coach has confidence in you, it’s pretty hard to play the game,” Granato said. “But if you go out there and believe in yourself and you believe in what the game plan is and you believe in your linemates, you always have a chance.” Part of the reason why confidence is so important is that it manifests itself in different ways for different players or positions. “To me, confidence is making sure I can get up and gap up on the forwards if there’s ever a quick transition so I can kill the play fast,” Tischke said. “It’s mostly just trusting your skating I would say for the D.” Similarly, confidence allows goalies to be aware of where they are in their net, stay centered and square, control their rebounds and stay consistent after conceding a goal. Offensively, confidence elicits a patience and strength that can translate into finding passing lanes and finishing scoring opportunities. Wagner, who led the Badgers in scoring this season, is probably the UW player most emblematic of the effect that confidence can have offensively. Wagner recorded only 27 points on 12 goals in his first two seasons with UW, but when Granato arrived and Wagner was given more responsibility, he felt more confident and subsequently recorded 61 points on 24 goals in his final two seasons. “When you have confidence, you want the puck on your stick,” he

said. “If you don’t have that confidence you get over the blue line and you are worried about making a mistake so you kind of just throw the puck away.” But having confidence isn’t solely believing in your own abilities. According to Granato, confidence in your teammates is equally essential. “Coach always talks about building trust within the players,” Wagner added. “If you have trust in your linemates and you know they’re confident, it takes a lot of pressure off you because you know your teammate is going to make the right play.” Of course, playing with confidence isn’t something that is acquired effortlessly. It takes time to develop and has to be fostered within a culture of support, responsibility and, mostly, focused preparation.

“If you don’t have confidence in yourself and in your teammates... it’s pretty hard to play the game.” Tony Granato head coach Wisconsin Men’s Hockey

“I think you just have to control the things you can control, and that’s your attitude and your effort,” sophomore forward Max Zimmer said. “If you have the attitude and put in effort every

day, then eventually you’re going to be confident.”

“It’s huge. I would say it’s one of the biggest factors of being a hockey player.” Will Johnson junior forward Wisconsin Men’s Hockey

“In general, the concept of you believing in what you have done to get ready for that opportunity should give you confidence,” Granato said. “Nutritionally you have to take care of yourself. You have to know where you’re supposed to be, and you have proper rest going in to a game. You watch the video and you break down what the other team is going to do against you. You can control all of those things, and that’s what gives you confidence.” Granato has said that figuring out that routine and building confidence through preparation is not an easy task for young athletes. Still, many of this year’s freshmen have said that through individual meetings and support, they felt confident almost immediately coming into college hockey for the first time. That attention to detail, along with his NHL experience, makes Granato certainly well-suited to instill

confidence in all of his players and the program as a whole. “That’s something that he brought from the NHL, something that he’s trying to bring back to us because that’s something that those guys have,” Johnson said. “If you’re a pro, you have full confidence, and I think instilling that in us makes it a little easier when we get on the ice to be comfortable with each other and to get things done.” Three years ago, Wisconsin finished the season 8-19-8-0 and often looked like a team that didn’t think it could contend against the nation’s top teams. This year, though, even when Wisconsin struggled to string together consecutive victories, it never lost its confidence and often looked like a team that knew it could beat anyone in the country. “A confident player wants to make plays,” Granato said. “They want to go over the boards. They don’t play chuck a puck, and they don’t get rid of it so they don’t have to make a mistake. They believe in the next guy, they support in each other and they’re energized.” Wisconsin often resembled Granato’s description of a confident player this year — especially the freshman class. That confidence looks like it will only continue to build in the future. And the Wisconsin program seems primed to progress with it.


Wisconsin, behind a talented freshman class, looks to continue to aquire more confidence to foster future success.

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