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Thousands of rape kits sit unprocessed, but UW barred from testing By Emily Curtis SENIOR STAFF WRITER
To decrease the number of untested sexual assault kits in Wisconsin, then-Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen formed a team in 2012 to address the issue. By May 2014, the state Department of Justice discovered over 6,000 sexual assault kits had gone untested state-wide. By May 2017 — after a year of inventorying 557 law enforcement agencies — agency officials confirmed that 6,391 sexual assault kits have been inventoried. Of those kits, approximately 4,000 are designated to be tested. The lack of sexual assault kit
testing has been well-documented, and is not something unique to Wisconsin — in 2015, it was estimated that around 70,000 kits were untested nationwide. Although the DOJ hopes to have all 4,000 kits designated for testing to be sent to labs for processing by Fall 2018, UW-Madison’s genetic programs can not join the effort. Sexual Assault Evidence Kits, also known as rape kits, are packages that contain evidence collected after a reported sexual assault. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the nation, the evi-
dence compiled in a kit includes “a checklist, materials, and instructions, along with envelopes and containers to package any specimens collected during the exam.” The challenge Testing rape kits is a multistep process that most healthcare providers and police departments can’t do. For years, kits piled up in hospitals and police departments across the state. The backlog accumulated because these kits were never submitted to the state
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SAFEwalk use increases after recent crimes
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SAFEwalk employees are working more shifts per week to accomodate for the increase in walk requests around campus. By Lawrence Andrea CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR
The number of UW-Madison community members requesting to be walked home at night has dramatically increased following multiple assaults and robberies on campus since the beginning of October. According to Transportation Services Communications Specialist Carolyn Wolff, the number of students and staff requesting SAFEwalk — a program that employs groups of students to safe-
ly escort others home from various locations around campus free-ofcharge — has nearly tripled since the beginning of the semester. Wolff said the number of walk requests peak on nights “immediately following on-campus incidents.” Recently, a UW-Madison student was attacked near Ingraham Hall while walking home from College Library at around 1 a.m. The attacker, a registered sex offender who has since been arrested, allegedly cut the victim with a knife as he attempted
to force her into the trunk of his car. To accommodate the spike in requests, SAFEwalkers have increased their number of weekly shifts. Walkers who usually work two escort shifts per week are now working four to five shifts. Wolff said SAFEwalk is in the process of hiring more staff, and that they have not had issues responding to the increased number of walk requests. Marc Lovicott, director of communications for the UW-Madison Police Department, said these escorted walks are important, especially “in a time in which we hope people will be cognizant of their safety and their surroundings.” SAFEwalk employees train with university police and are able to assist in a variety of situations, Wolff said. Each escort team carries a two-way radio that is able to act as a mobile emergency phone between UWPD and SAFEwalk dispatchers. Those who wish to request a SAFEwalk can call or text 608-2625000. Requests can also be scheduled in advance.
Marginalized groups’ lawsuits hit SSFC for inaccessibility By Lauren Sorensen STAFF WRITER
Two UW-Madison student organizations representing marginalized communities are suing the Student Services Finance Committee after they were denied eligibility for General Student Services Funding. Both the Multicultural Student Coalition and the Wisconsin
Association of Black Men are pursuing lawsuits, citing a vague and confusing funding application process. Both failed to submit components of the funding application required for first-time applicants, which the committee said resulted in their ineligibility. SSFC defines a first-time applicant as any organization that has not
been funded in the past fiscal year. MCSC has been a GSSF organization since 2000, with a budget most recently for fiscal year 2013. The organization said that the first-time applicant definition is too vague, resulting in confusion that ultimately led MCSC to not submit the supplemental waiver for first-time applicants.
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UW-Madison PhD student Jacob Hellman attempts to sell jewelry to customers at his stand Wearable Archaeologies, a task he said “doesn’t feel like a job” because of his love for it.
Long wait for farmers’ market space proves beneficial for vendors By Claire Chappell STAFF WRITER
It’s a Saturday morning in early October. Any glimpse of the summer sunshine is slowly fading, occasionally peeking out from behind the clouds and radiating warmth on your skin. With a bag of vegetables in your left hand and a loaf of Stella’s Bakery cheese bread in your right, you look on the Capitol Square grass and see nothing less than AcroYoga, running toddlers and couples on brunch dates. Many UW-Madison students can relate to this euphoria if they’ve visited the Dane County Farmers’ Market. What one can understand about the market, however, is usually limited to personal observations while strolling around. But those involved with the market, including Alfonso Morales, Sarah Elliot, Josh Lubenau and Jacob Hellman, understand the market’s inner workings — how one gets a booth as well as the benefits the market has on the community. Saturday on the Square was “basically a response by white middle-class consumers to remember where their food came from,” said
Morales, a UW-Madison professor of urban and regional planning. When grocery stores’ popularity increased in the 1920s and ‘30s, the number of markets and street vendors decreased. Morales said eventually, consumers came to question the produce in grocery stores, wondering, “Why do we only get two types of tomatoes? Why don’t they taste like what I remember my grandparents’ tomatoes to taste like when I was a kid?” So, in 1972, the Dane County Farmers’ Market began. Typically, he said, markets are a substitute for grocery stores, where you would spend that money otherwise. And because one doesn’t necessarily have more money to spend on market produce instead of grocery goods, there is no direct growth of the economy. Yet, Morales said, “There is probably a net gain [for the community]. It’s a big tourist thing, something to brag about, socially, [in the] community, politically and more.”
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Community at odds over future of jail
fall into the local autumn spirit By Ellie Borstad and Adam Maisto
visiting. To save you the time, Jones Orchard and Green’s Dane County community Pleasant Springs Orchard members packed into a hearcurrently offer Honeycrisp ing before county officials apples. You’re welcome. Wednesday night, sparring over a proposed $75.2 million jail Did Someone Say “Pie”? renovation project. The jail has Now that you have had the been highly scrutinized in the chance to pick your pumpkins past, with some noting dwinand gather your apples, there dling building conditions and a is no excuse not to call up your lack of resources for prisoners. mom to get her favorite pie Some of the biggest changes recipes. Fall baking is the best in the most recent renovation as apple and pumpkin pies plan would consolidate prison are staple treats. Whether facilities in the Public Safety you are baking alone or with Building downtown and end friends, the sweet smells that solitary confinement, which is fill your kitchen are reason currently used at the jail. enough to budget the two Madison resident Tamara Hill hours it may take toCARDINAL prepare BRIANA TOLKSDORF/THE DAILY said her opposition to the renovaand bake your sweet treats. tion is part of an effort to “condemn Dozens of community members attended a rally Wednesday, hosted by the group “Derail the As Friends-Giving nears, you Jail,” outside of the City-County Building, where a portion of the local prison facilities are located. white supremacy.” will be the star of the meal as Echoing these sentiments, you dazzle your friends with Madison resident Annie Wertsch said that, despite its of those people, where you’re like, Several communityskills. leaders at the PhOtO cOurtesy Of creative cOMMOns your pie-baking Weatherby-Flowers invoked patch the to rapid growth, Minnesota has perfect ‘Why for aren’t they kids? rally — which was organized by a head over to a local pumpkin find rows of the autumn fruit, sweet pieshaving and treats. writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. worked to reduce their prisoner Why aren’t they sticking around?’ group known as Derail the Jail — Get Spooky in her opposition, decrying the jail as retention rates by moving fund. . . 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The accepted, he wasn’t permitted to dent and salesman at Wearable Despite its name, the deli- or cousin threw it into a pie or taste is smell. So, the flavorful cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and sell during the peak summer sea- Archeologies, said he doesn’t cious blend we consume con- sweet you ate growing up, and odor of cinnamon and spice allspice contained in these son during the first year or two of work at the Dane County tains zero percent pumpkin a your brain can identify that almost guarantees we will likeCAMERON products provide various antiLANE-FLETCHINGER/THE DAILY CARDINAL his membership, only during the Farmers’ Market for the money, majority of the time. So, what and subconsciously associ- what we are trying. Once the oxidants, fiber and B vitamins. Some of the jewelry sold at Wearable Archaeologies, where spring and fall. or because he’s interested in is this delectable powder fla- ate those memories with your association between pumpkin Ginger contains important Hellman said bargaining is part of “the fun” of the market. Additionally, vendors said hav- the jewelry-making business — voring everything from lattes modern day pumpkin spice- spice and taste is made in the minerals like iron and zinc, ing a cart at the market incurs low Hellman sees it as an opportunity to Oreos? It is a blend of four flavored product. This essen- brain, we begin to crave it as which can help relieve minor expenses against their profitsnut— just tially to socialize friendsfood and soon Foras Hellman, interacting the Square is such a Madison major spices: cinnamon, makeswith it a his comfort the thought hitswith our on digestive problems. Finally, gas ginger and general wear-and-tear make money customers bar- institution, a Madison meg, and allspice. 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Decoding the autumn pumpkin spice craze
Dow Chemical Protest
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Fifty years ago campus took to riot UW-Madison has always been known for being a politically acitve campus. During the Vietnam War students organized against the Dow Chemical Company that produced napalm used in battle. On Oct. 18, 1967 everyday life came to a hault as protests turned violent. ++Photo by Daily Cardinal
High voter turnout in ASM’s last-ever freshman election
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Nathan Miller received the most votes in this year’s election for freshman representative seats on ASM’s Student Council. By Noah Habenstreit ASSOCAITE NEWS EDITOR
UW-Madison’s freshman class of 2021 now has representation on the Associated Students of Madison’s council, after the election concluded and winners were announced Wednesday night. Nathan Miller, Iris Huang, Cecilia Myers and Jack Madison were elected to the ASM Student Council, defeating 29 other firstyear students excluding write-in candidates. 29 percent of the freshman class cast ballots, an 8 percentage point increase from last year’s elections. Turnout is generally much higher for freshman representative races than for general ASM representative elections, and this year was no exception. The 29 percent turnout was more than three times that of last spring’s ASM elections, open to the entire student body, in which 9 percent of students voted. Miller was the top vote-getter
this fall, earning 450 votes. Huang won 404, Myers won 394 and Madison took 320, narrowly edging out Victoria Barrett, who earned 309 votes. This year’s freshman class will be the last to hold seats on the council, after the Student Judiciary redistributed the seats this fall. With the end of this election, the annual fall elections have now come to a permanent close. Huang, one of the newly elected representatives, said she’s excited to start making a difference as part of Council. She said her goals include “refining” the bus system on campus, creating a more efficient online tutoring system and moving school programs into the digital age. “I know this feeling of wanting to devote myself to service,” Huang said. “To make students happy, to make my peers happy — that’s really my main goal.”
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lawsuit from page 1 Nine days prior to the application deadline, SSFC Vice Chair Kristi Parsons reviewed MCSC’s application and did not notify the organization of their missing documents, causing MCSC members to cry foul. WABM similarly received an email from SSFC Chair Jordan Gaal saying the committee was unable to accept their application because it was incomplete. An extension to complete the application can only be requested before the deadline. Kenneth Jackson, president of WABM, called the application process “confusing, unprofessional, and unorganized.” The missing forms could have been submitted by a late submission deadline, but the email to WABM did not explain this option while it was still available. Jackson said the SSFC application and decision process is a “purposeful prevention of people from being able to access funds, especially first-time applicants.” However, Gaal holds that the process was fair. “I was unable to accept the applications because they were incomplete,” Gaal said. “SSFC leaders and full-time advisors strive to make themselves available to answer funding questions and guide organizations through the process.” Jackson said he thinks his group’s role representing a marginalized groups played into the organization being denied funding. He added that the rules are an example of institutional racism. “The system is being used to prevent students, especially organizations of students of color, from being able to access funding,” Jackson said. Gaal has said repeatedly that this is not the case, and that SSFC is forced to deny funding to any group that does not complete the requirements. He also said SSFC has offered to work with both WABM and MCSC to improve the application process and has already begun work on form modifications. Gaal added that while SSFC leaders stress that “its forms and processes have worked in the past,” the organization is willing to its rules more clear. “We understand that improvements can still be made and we are open to and welcome suggestions so we can better serve the student body,” Gaal said. Regardless of whether discrimination played a role in the decision to deny their funding, both groups hold that the process is too confusing. “[SSFC] needs to break down barriers between students and the funding,” Jackson said.
crime lab for testing. Once a licensed sexual assault nurse examiner administers the exam, it is then given to the police officials overseeing the case in the district where the assault occurred. Then police send the kit to a crime lab where it will be processed by trained professionals who test the available DNA samples. A tested DNA sample does not always match suspects law enforcement have on record, however. If the DNA does not show a match to anyone, police investigators then run the samples against a larger database. This database is called the Combined DNA Index System and is controlled by the FBI. All of this takes time and trained personnel, and may not yield a match. It also requires strict guidelines and enforced protocol. In many jurisdictions, the standards for when and how to send kits in for testing and analysis is unclear. At many police departments across the nation, sexual assault units are understaffed and under-prioritized, a study from Case Western University found. If sexual assault units are not prioritized or well-staffed, it is unlikely that police officials will make the decision to send kits in for analysis, according to victim advocates. Why test? In many cases, kits provide crucial evidence that can help convict the perpetrator. Sexual assault kits are incredibly important, not only to the survivor of the sexual assault, but also to the Department of Justice and the greater community, according to officials.
“We’re sorry for any additional trauma...this accumilation may have caused for survivors” Keely Crawly crime victems’ services Department of Justice
Aside from identifying the guilty party, testing kits have additional, lesser-known positive outcomes. Properly analyzed kits allows the DOJ to link crimes together and identify serial rapists, according to End the Backlog Initiative. It also leads to improved accurate conviction rates by either eliminating innocent suspects or proving the guilt of a known suspect. The DOJ works hard to ensure that throughout this entire process, the perspective remains centered on what the survivors want and how they feel, according to Keeley Crowley from the DOJ’s crime victim services. “We want to make sure the survivors are heard in this process,” Crowley said. Can UW-Madison help? While it’s a good idea to see what the state’s largest research university can do to help, they probably can’t, said Ian Henderson, associate director for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. With UW-Madison’s close proximity to the DOJ, it makes sense to see if graduate students in the Genetics Department can donate time to help test some of the kits, according to Henderson. However, having graduate students test kits would conflict with national guide-
lines, he added. Kits need to be tested in an accredited laboratory which meets certain regulations. Nikki Roehm, director of the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory Bureau, said that if UW labs were used to test kits as a third party, they must follow specific rules and regulations and test staff proficiency every two-years. “In order for us to use a third party lab for outsourcing DNA testing that third party laboratory must also be . . . accredited by [the lab accreditation board]” Roehm said. “To my knowledge the UW– Madison genetics lab is not accredited to the same standards as the [state crime lab].” But UW has done a great job with their advocacy programs on campus — whether those programs are student-led or university-affiliated, Crowley said. The importance of letting survivors of sexual assault know that there are resources available to them, Crowley said, cannot be overlooked. “Raising awareness on the issue of sexual assault and the resources available to survivors is so important,” Crowley said. Next steps In 2015, the DOJ, now led by AG Brad Schimel, received two $2 million grants to help reduce the number of un-submitted kits. Recently, the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, a program created by AG SART, launched a website that tracks all un-submitted kits across the state of Wisconsin. This website displays data updating the public on efforts to reduce the number of un-submitted kits. It also provides in-depth descriptions of the kit testing process, frequently asked questions and court dates for alleged sexual assault offenders. The DOJ now tests kits at a rate of 200 per month, with the hopes of having all possible kits sent to crime labs by fall of 2018. They are outsourcing some of the work to an accredited, contracted forensics lab to expedite the process. Crowley, project coordinator for AG SART, said she’s aware of trauma un-submitted kits have caused survivors. Crowley is optimistic the backlog can provide a good opportunity for the agency to improve their institutional approach to sexual assault kits. If survivors don’t want their kits tested, they have the option to still have a kit collected without reporting it to law enforcement. The hospital will send the kit to the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory Bureau where it will be saved for 10 years, the statute of limitations for second and third degree sexual assaults in the state of Wisconsin.
“The UW-Madison Genetics lab is not accredited to the same standards as the [state crime lab].” Nikki Roehm bureau director Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory
“I think it’s important to say while we respectfully acknowledge that SAKI offers us the opportunity for system improvement, we’re sorry for any additional trauma or upset this accumulation may have caused survivors,” Crowley said.
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Butterflies taste with their feet. 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.
Today’s Crossword Puzzle
Two Word Title Classic ACROSS
53 Missile of the ‘90s
23 Writer of verse
1 Red planet
55 Salon creations
24 Like any of eight billiard balls
5 Despise and then some
58 Rental agreement
26 Common Dutch flower
10 Trimming sound
27 Make a delivery to the masses
14 Object of worship
65 What Shakespeare would call you?
28 Minuscule bugs
15 It makes Tarzan a swinger
66 Home in a dome
30 Ate late
16 Ginger on “Gilligan’s Island”
67 Hard cookie
32 Idaho city
17 Temptations for some dieters
68 Beavers’ prides
33 Stiff white collars
20 Variety-show intro-maker
69 Far from rich
34 Words before “much” or “now”
70 A whole bunch
37 Sign-offs from cabs
22 Dots or seeds
40 Honorably retired
25 Be up in the air
1 “Country” distance
41 Guitarist Clapton
26 Sawyer or Thumb
2 Fall guy?
42 Astronomer’s sighting
3 Campus military grp.
47 Need rest
31 Certain deli sandwich
4 Insomniacs want it
48 Astronaut Buzz
35 Mentalist Geller
5 The Greatest of boxing
52 Fraternal club
36 Prefix meaning “the sun”
54 One form of belief in God
38 ___ speak (as it were)
7 Mocking laugh sounds
55 See 7-Down
39 Thing in tech news
8 Readily accessible
56 It’s just a little bit?
9 Pattern on an old TV
57 Barter alternative
44 John ___ (Farm equipment company)
10 Maker of romantic illusions
59 “The King and I” woman
45 “Cone” or “Cat” intro
11 Kind to others
60 Laurel with Hardy
46 Bygone monetary unit
12 Supplies for silkscreeners
61 Perceive with the eyes
49 Piddling amount
13 Faux ___ (blunder)
62 Old Ford model
50 Md. clock setting
18 Comments from horses
63 Tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet
51 Small creek
19 Strongest single-digit rating
64 Chinese sauce
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Weekend, October 19-22, 2017
CW fan-favorite shows return with fall premieres By Monique Scheidler TV COLUMNIST
Last week, the CW’s fall favorites returned and reminded us all why they’re at the top of their game. Three of my favorite shows returned, and I was stressed out trying to figure out which one to write about. So I’m going to write about all three instead.
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The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die gave a lackluster performance last Tuesday.
World Is a Beautiful Place group doesn’t quite satisfy crowd at High Noon Saloon By Dylan Anderson THE DAILY CARDINAL
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die took the flannelclad audience at High Noon Saloon for a nonlinear journey through sounds from the last 20 years. Sometimes using fusions of genres and other times distributing a more focused tone, the band’s set was never short on dynamics. As a large band that has seen much lineup fluctuation, the group performed as a sextet Tuesday night, featuring a pair of guitars with keyboards, some sequencing and a traditional rhythm section. Ratboys kicked off the evening and West Virginian emorockers Rozwell Kid followed. As the penultimate act of the evening, Rozwell Kid provided sufficient dance moves and had enough of a strong sound to headline. Between songs, frontman Jordan Hudkins spoke to the crowd in slant rhyme, which he divulged was a nod to Emily Dickinson. The poetry was cheesy and endearing but detracted from the performance, as the awkward punchlines felt misplaced between the group’s kickass power pop tracks. TWIABP were less unified in expression than their generally enthusiastic predecessors. The East Coast sixsome wore a range of emo-
tions. The headliners used non-traditional passages throughout, forcing unsuspecting audience members to be on their toes at each corner. Keyboardist Katie Dvorak and the lead guitarist supplied stoicism on both sides of singer David Bello’s calm and occasionally anguished face. Behind them, guitarist Chris Teti exuded the largest stage presence with long, straight brunette hair. Drummer Steven Buttery exhibited cohesion with bassist Josh Cyr, who sported dual pigtails. The pair frequently locked eyes and united to uphold the backbone of the group’s sound. Analogous to the way the band emoted, their sounds were also wide-reaching and varied. TWIABP played tempered sequences of post-rock instrumentation which occasionally budded into driving post-hardcore riffs. At times, the ensemble featured Dvorak’s synths as the leading melody a la Kansas emo icons, The Anniversary. Bello consistently reached the upper registers, singing with his eyes closed and hands clutching the microphone most of the time. His refrains often lacked the magnitude to ring out over the instruments. Dvorak delivered beautifully written descants that some-
times conversed with Bello’s melodies. Higher in pitch, Dvorak’s notes left some to be desired in clarity and volume but were thoroughly melodic. The group’s more devout onlookers belted out the more popular songs with a pointed finger raised. Perhaps, due to the difficulty of live mixing, the band’s dynamic sounds were less distinguishable than in their recorded work. For the full, dense choruses, the muddling of instrumentation felt adequate, sending a wall of sound through the depths of the venue. But the moments of more subtle and precise orchestration failed to differentiate from the heavier channels as much as they should have. Longing for the complex tranquility of post-rock, I felt like I was audibly grasping for a sound that would never come. Buttery switched to mallets as his tools of percussion during quieter bits, but still drowned out what could have been a more atmospheric aura. Dvorak’s power synths made me dance. Buttery’s thrashing crash made my head bob. The loud instrumentation backing Bello’s somber presence produced a dissonance. I felt transported but lost, wanting to be taken just a little bit further.
“Riverdale” “Riverdale” is the show I absolutely hate to love. It’s not particularly well-written or well-thought out but I cannot get enough. And with the season two premiere, that doesn’t seem like it’s going to change anytime soon. We pick back up after last season finale’s dramatic cliffhanger: Archie Andrews is driving his injured father to the hospital after he was shot by a mysterious, ski-masked man. Archie, with the help of his best friends Betty, Veronica and Jughead, are all scrambling to make sense of the attack and what that means about their hometown of Riverdale. Was the attack random, or is this personal? The murder mystery last season was equal parts juicy and intriguing. To me, that was what took this show and broke it apart from every other teen drama out there. They seem to be ramping up the stakes this season and I couldn’t be more excited. But the thing that brings me back week to week is the chemistry between the cast members — that as well as Betty and Jughead’s romance, I’ll admit it. From the kids to the parents, each character is perfectly cast, working so well with one another, that I feel like I’m simply watching a big group of friends making something together. I can’t wait to see what they’ll be able to do this season. “Jane the Virgin” I had spent a good week this past summer catching up with “Jane the Virgin.” I had forgotten how extremely addicting this show can be, so when I finally caught up, I was devastated to find that I had to wait for the next episode. Last Friday’s premiere reminded me that it was well worth the wait. We finally get to know more about Jane’s first love,
Adam (played by the ever-so-charming Tyler Posey), as the two reconnect after he delivers Jane’s letter from Michael. I was really excited to see flashbacks of a young, hopeless romantic Jane defying her mom and abuela after so many seasons of trying to please them both. I’m even more excited to see this rebellious Jane come out now that Adam is here to stay. The reason I was behind in “Jane the Virgin” before this summer was I had to take a break due to being overwhelmed by the love triangle between Jane, Michael and Rafael (Team Rafael, obviously). It doesn’t look like they’re going to let that theme die in the show, though if that means more Rafael screen time, I suppose I will survive. Last week’s premiere showed Jane dealing with her feelings for Rafael and Adam in a really mature manner. Add that to the long list of reasons Jane Villanueva should be everyone’s role model. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Perhaps my favorite show of last fall, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” came back and they didn’t hold back. Last season we were left with a shocking twist as Josh Chan left Rebecca Bunch at the altar, finally showing everyone what I’ve been saying since the first episode: Josh Chan sucks. But, in what was probably the best ending scene in any finale ever, Rebecca swears to get revenge on Josh. We pick right back up on an incredibly depressed Rebecca hiding in her hotel, only to go out, rent “Fatal Attraction” and start her new persona as scorned lover and potential femme fatale. The premiere also gave what may be one of my favorite musical numbers in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” history, titled “Let’s Generalize About Men,” — a song that seemed like a parody of most conversations my friends and I have after a few glasses of wine. The writing on this show is consistently both incredibly smart and silly. It’s a really accessible satirical look at society and gender roles within it. I’m glad to see the show has kept its snarky attitude and can’t wait to see where it will take us next.
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CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” returns for a third season, with Rebecca on a revenge mission.
Weekend, October 19-22, 2016
ESPN profits off black culture, does not stand by its black employees JACOB PRICE opinion columnist
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If students can no longer protest without fear of expulsion, alumni should stand up and protest instead.
Letter to the editor: UW alumni should protest new free speech policy TODD BROGAN letter to the editor “If students can’t protest, who can? I’m not about to get expelled.” That is what a UW-Madison undergrad told me this week after I asked him how he was feeling about the Regents’ new policy threatening expulsion for students who engage in disruptive speech. He was calling me, as undergrads do every year, to ask if I would contribute to the university. I have always donated, because I am proud of the university that blew wide open the doors of the world to me. Nine years after graduating, I use the lessons I learned in the concrete classrooms at Vilas and Humanities every day. I’m a labor union organizer. In the daily dictatorships that are most American workplaces, the First Amendment is virtually non-existent. Even labor union members with just cause employment find themselves threatened with suspension, termination, or arrest for exercising their freedom of speech, even if doing so off-duty and out of uniform. I’ve encountered this first hand in states across the country. But I have never feared. I was confident that employers would ultimately back down or lose in the court, because I learned about the deep, radical tradition of American free speech in classes at UW-Madison. These days, we have reason to be more fearful. We do not, after all, know how free we can be under a federal administration that threatens to censor the press, that targets religious minorities, that demands employers terminate employees who engage in controversial public speech, that arrested more than 300 protesters in St. Louis in less than 20 days, and that is throwing the book at more than 200 activists who dared resist in Washington on Inauguration Day.
The old public debate about what is and isn’t protected speech and what role public institutions should play in facilitating or protecting certain types of speech has re-ignited on college campuses. This is not, however, by accident. Anthropomorphic Twitter trolls like Milo Yiannopoulos have for more than a year engaged in a concerted campaign to legalize shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theater. They want to not just be free, but given special protection by public institutions to go to centers of ethnic, racial, religious, and economic diversity and scream white power, throw up the Nazi salute, wave the Confederate flag, and demand the expulsion of Jews, women, people of color, and trans people from public life. After all, nothing is stopping them from rallying for their cause on State Street, at the Capitol, or in Library Mall. What stops them is their fear that their hate speech would have consequences in the form of rowdy counter rallies or antifascists prepared to defend against right wing violence. The state, they insist, must not merely allow it, but mobilize armed police to defend it against consequence. In this political environment, it is difficult to interpret the content and timing of the Board of Regents’ October 6th vote as anything less than a defense of fascist speech, an assertion of its legitimacy in the pantheon of American political discourse. Despite their claims, the effect of this decision isn’t to establish broader tolerance or to remove the university from the process of deciding who does and doesn’t speak. Instead, the effect is to chill left wing and moderate dissent. The Regents intend to wield their most powerful weapon — expulsion — against any student of conscience who defends the fundamental
principles of the University of Wisconsin in a way that they consider indecorous. When all political power statewide and nationally is held by ultra-nationalists, white supremacists, or their collaborators, it’s farcical to suggest that the scale needs to be tipped in their favor. So, if students can’t protest, who can? Alumni, that’s who. Here’s how: First, by pressuring UW leaders and UW financiers to change course. It’s time for us to flood the phone lines, inboxes, and social media accounts of the Regents, the Chancellor, the Alumni Association, department chairs, and UW’s major corporate and family donors with messages condemning the new policy. Second, by supporting students and student groups that may face intimidation or retaliation from authorities for exercising their First Amendment rights. It takes guts to risk your group status or individual education to speak out amid a crackdown. Alumni can help with financial and professional support, like pro-bono legal advice, and by shining a light on the activism of students at alumni events around the country. If the Regents intend to carve out a safe space on campus for ultraright snowflakes, it’s up to alumni to use what power we have to counteract them, to defend those who actually face harm on campus and in our country today. When sifting and winnowing is under attack, what do Badgers do? Speak out and fight back! Todd is an alumnus from the class of 2008. What do you think about the Regents’ new policy? Do you feel your right of free speech is being protected or threatened? Please send all questions and comments to opinion@ dailycardinal.com.
After a second string of statements by Jemele Hill that were deemed to have violated ESPN’s social media guidelines, the company announced they were suspending her for two weeks. Regardless of one’s political stance on the issue of the national anthem protests, ESPN’s decision to suspend Ms. Hill illustrates a fundamental problem with their business model. On one hand, ESPN advocates for an intersection of sports and culture, as evident by their daily debates on Colin Kaepernick’s protest. However, while the company has made a conscious choice to embrace these types of subjects, they punish their employees when their positions become too controversial. This attempt to balance controversy and mainstream appeal results in dissatisfied consumers, and unfair treatment to their employees. Former ESPN employee Bill Simmons discussed the first incident with Jemele Hill with author Malcom Gladwell on his podcast last week. Simmons himself faced punishment in his time at ESPN for his staunch criticism of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. They brought up the point about why ESPN would hire Hill if they didn’t want to hear the perspective that she brings to the table on issues such as this. Gladwell and Simmons bring to light the contradiction of ESPN’s business model: they want the presence of youthful and diverse energy without the controversy of youthful and diverse energy. This incident reminds me of the dynamic between Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden during the OJ Simpson trial. The white Clark brought Darden, a black man, onto the prosecution team, yet ignored his plea to not use white supremacist Mark Fuhrman as their primary witness in the case. In the FX dramatized rendition of the case, once Fuhrman’s racist background dominates the trial, Darden angrily tells Clark, “You put me on this trial because you wanted a black face, but the truth is you never wanted a black voice.” This is the same dynamic occurring at ESPN, where the network uses Jemele Hill and her cohost Michael Smith to represent hip, black culture on their show SC6. In an obvious attempt to try and appeal to a younger audience,
ESPN has made the business decision to put two young black hosts on their 6 pm slot. The duo consistently makes references to black history, culture, and music throughout their scheduled timeslot. The very nature of the show encourages a free-flowing discussion from a demographic that has all too often been silenced in mainstream sports journalism. Yet once Jemele Hill states that the president (who refuses to condemn white supremacists and whose political base consists of a substantial number of white supremacists) may in fact be a white supremacist himself, all hell breaks loose. The president himself demands that she be fired and attributes the network’s dwindling ratings to people like her, and ESPN forces her to apologize. The next week she states the objective truth that if one took offense to Jerry Jones saying he’d bench anyone who sits for the anthem, that boycotting his advertisers is an effective way to protest. She was cautious to the point that she even clarified that she was “not advocating for an NFL boycott.” The network decides this second “offense” is egregious enough to warrant a two-week suspension. As a side note, ESPN suspended Stephen A. Smith in 2014 for just one week after he said that women should not do anything to “provoke” domestic violence. What the episode with Jemele Hill and ESPN illustrates is that you are either fully on board or fully detached from the intersectionality of sports and politics. If the network wants to stick to showing just highlights and scores, then they should not attempt to profit off black culture in the way they do with SC6. But if they want to show some semblance of a conscious and allow their broadcasters to talk about how various social dynamics pertain to sports, then they need to grant their employees the freedom to say things that some of their viewers may deem controversial. Until ESPN makes that decision, awkward and chaotic incidents like we have seen with Jemele Hill will not go away any time soon. Jacob is a junior majoring in economics and history with a certificate in environmental studies. Is Jemele Hill’s suspension justified or not? Please send any and all questions to email@example.com.
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The incident with Jemele Hill shows the racial hypocrisy at ESPN.
Weekend, October 19-22, 2017
Washington Redskins announce changing team mascot to potato By Ayomide Awosika and Patrick Hoeppner the daily cardinal
At a press conference preceding their next game, the Washington Redskins owner, Dan Snyder, announced that the team will be changing their mascot to a humanoid potato before the current NFL season concludes. This comes as a surprise to many fans and opposers of the current team mascot, due to Snyder’s previous statements concerning the team’s current name potentially being offensive to people of Native American heritage. In 2013, Snyder wrote a deeply felt letter to fans of the team explaining that the team name would never change because of the pride, longstanding history, and tradition that the team has. In the press conference
he explained his reasoning behind the decision. “Before things get too out of hand, I want to make it clear that I am standing by the statements I made in my 2013 letter to Redskins fans. We will not be changing the name of the team. However, it has come to my attention that our team colors and values stand more in line with that of the potato’s red skin.” He explained further, “Our versatility on the field is similar to the many ways you can prepare a potato. Because we want to fully embrace its tubular nature, we will begin practices with players playing with large, rejected potatoes from Idaho rather than footballs, effective immediately.” “The quarterbacks are having some difficulty adjusting to the change,” an assistant
coach said. “Usually, they’re expected to throw through the goalpost from the opposing 40-yard line. With potatoes, they hardly make it to the 20.” Fans of the redskins were immediately outraged by the change in mascot. One fan in particular, Ryle O. Reefer, started a change.org petition to keep the current Redskins mascot. When Cardinal staffers reached out to him concerning his petition, he responded very quickly stating, “As an Irishman, I’m personally offended that someone would use such a huge part of my history as a caricature for a sports team.” While there are some that are happy with the changes, a group of redskin potato farmers have begun planning a rally at the FedEx. Field in D.C., appar-
Image by Ayomide Awosika
Artist’s renditioning of the soon-to-be Washington Redskins helmets. ently upset at the mockery of their livelihood. They could not
be reached for comment by the time of publication.
Study shows students purchase MacBooks to stealthily text in class By Savannah McHugh the daily cardinal
A recent study released by UW-Madison’s communications department revealed a shocking truth — the reason for buying Macbooks campuswide is because students can use them to text during class. Image courtesy of creative commons
Supervolcano makes final preparations before finally ridding world of humanity.
Supervolcano is sick of everyone’s crap, threatens to erupt By Samantha Munro Jones the daily cardinal
Millions of people nationwide panicked last week when word spread that the vast Yellowstone Caldera, or underground super volcano, has a magma reservoir that is nearly two and a half times larger than previously thought by scientists. To make things even more terrifying, the Caldera has been filling its depression with magma at an increasing speed. No need for Zoloft! Just kidding, but since human-fueled environmental distress is out of the picture, as always, we decided to send our best reporter to interview the Caldera. However, instead of following the script, he instead urged the volcano to, “hurry up and blow us all away into an endless void already.” Thus, we sent our next best reporter, Michelle. (Yes, we are getting him help). The conversation is as follows: Michelle: Come here often? Super volcano: You really didn’t do any research before coming here, did you? I need to hurry this process up even more than I thought. M: I will take that as a no. Anyway, back to the cards. How do you feel about potentially erupting, wiping out massive
populations and making North America uninhabitable? SV: Wonderful. Content. Full for the first time in my life. M: Well, you’re unpredictable! SV: I am actually extremely predictable. People study how predictable I am for a living. That’s all they do. For money. M: Okay … why does disrupting life as we know it make you feel “full”? SV: Do you know what a shit storm you people have going on up there? You are treating Puerto Rico like the child you wish you had aborted but post pictures of all over social media with the hashtags #lovemykid #bestmomever, your leaders are cracking jokes about exterminating other human beings because they have different hole preferences, and 18.5% of your children are morbidly obese snacking on Mc-Whatever-The-Hell-Is-OnThe-Menu-This-Season. Oh, and you have managed to take a massive dump on the environment in the ridiculously short time you’ve even existed. Why wouldn’t I want to explode? We predict that Michelle then felt seismic activity and made the judgement call to leave. We have not heard from her since.
“No matter how important the subject ... all the students remained on the texting app.” Professor Obvious UW-Madison researcher
Apple has developed an information network, known as iCloud, over which Macbooks and iPhones can be paired to share information. A variety of built-in applications in the operating systems of Macbooks allow users to read and reply to text messages, sent to their iPhones, on their Macbooks. The experiment tested 200 students, each of which was given a Macbook and an iPhone. Half of the students were sent to a lecture where the instructor was teaching primarily from the front of the classroom, while the other half were sent to a lecture where the instructor actively surveyed the room. There were a variety of traps instructors were given to use to determine if students were paying attention, such as showing the same lecture slide twice to see if students copied the same information twice, or slipping key phrases into their lectures that would trigger a reaction. The results showed that not only did students consistently copy identical lecture notes twice, they paid no attention to the buzz phrases used by instructors.
As the DoIT Tech Center continues to sponsor Apple products and sell them to students campus-wide, the question must be asked. What is the effect of this distracting software on the study patterns of various students? Professor Shouldbee Obvious of the Journalism School, the department that conducted the research, went into detail about the findings of the study. “Between the two groups of students, both seemed to do the exact same thing,” Professor Obvious elaborated. “No matter where the instructor was or how important the subject matter of the course was, all the students remained on the texting
app throughout lecture. Some of them were so distracted, they copied the same lecture slide into their notes more than four times. We discovered that if you give students a perfectly inconspicuous way to be distracted throughout the entire class and avoid retaining any useful information that they pay lots of money to learn, they’ll almost always take it.” As the evidence against the productivity of being able to access text messaging from a laptop mounts appallingly quick, the practicality of allowing laptops in classrooms must be questioned; when did students lose the incentive to pay attention?
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Student browsing dank memes as his professor provides midterm study guide.
Weekend, October 19-22, 2017
Swim and Dive
Max Zimmer looks to remain consistent, dominant after scoring in breakout weekend By Ethan Levy SPORTS EDITOR
“I don’t know, I feel alright. Obviously I would have liked to play better, play some more. I’m just in a little bit of a drought right now. I’m not playing as well as I would like to.” ... “It was awesome. Even if I didn’t score this week, I was pretty happy with the way I played. I was consistently playing well and I was consistently playing hard.” The sentiment and the tone behind these quotes are vastly different. Still, despite the contrasting messages, both comments are from sophomore forward Max Zimmer, with only seven days separating the two statements. Clearly, one weekend drastically changed Zimmer’s outlook on how he is playing for and contributing to Wisconsin. Last weekend, UW traveled to Boston for a series against Boston College and Merrimack. Before the trip, Zimmer felt largely disappointed and dejected about his game. The talented young Badger hadn’t scored since playing Michigan State early last January, and he was even scratched from the lineup in the second Ohio State game prior to this weekend. Zimmer has played well since coming to Wisconsin — he just hasn’t been able to constantly find the net or put the points up to satisfy his standards. “I’m trying to play with a lot more consistency, and with consistency comes confidence,” Zimmer said. “That’s the bigger issue with me right now is I’m not playing with consistency.” Still, Zimmer knew that if he kept staying after practice and putting in the time, he could end his drought and contribute in the manner he expects from himself as a fourth round NHL draft pick. “It’s just going to take some hard work to get out of it,” Zimmer said prior to the weekend. “Hard work and getting into a routine, playing every game and just working is going to get me back to playing well.” And, even though he recognizes that points aren’t everything, before the trip, Zimmer really just felt like scoring a goal could be the one thing he needed to lift his confidence. “Oh my god. Just to be able to
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Ido Harber, hailing from Kiryat Bialik, Israel will compete in his first meet for Wisconsin this weekend against the Georgia Bulldogs.
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Max Zimmer scored his first goal of the season last weekend. pop one is going to lift a whole lot of weight off my back,” Zimmer said. This past weekend against Merrimack, right on cue, Zimmer found a way to do just that, scoring his first goal in nearly a year. After he redirected a shot from the point into the back of the Merrimack net, he turned around and his shoulders relaxed — he was elated and relieved that he finally found a way to bury one. “It was definitely nice to score — nice to get the monkey off my back,” Zimmer said with a smile earlier this week. “It was nice to start to gel with a couple players and start to make some plays out there.” Zimmer attacked the offensive zone all weekend, using his speed to get to the middle of the ice and create chances for his linemates. Even head coach Tony Granato recognized how dominant he was in both games out east. “He played great last night, too,” Granato said after the game against Merrimack. “I thought it was probably his best weekend since he’s been a part of our program.” Zimmer attributed his commanding performance to his linemates, but he also recognized that his work ethic since the start of the season was a big component in his breakout weekend. Granato saw his work ethic unfold during the game, and rewarded Zimmer with more playing time and responsibility. “I think it was just hard work and having a little bit of chemistry with my line mates,” Zimmer said. “It was
just doing the little things right like winning battles and puck races. I think because of those things I had more opportunities to get the puck to the net. “I was talking to Tony and he felt a lot more comfortable putting me out there because I was playing more consistent. He knew what he was going to get when he put me out there, versus last weekend or the weekend before when I was a little less consistent and he didn’t know what he was going to get shift in and shift out.” Zimmer expressed that he thinks his goal, his extended time on the ice — including uniquely playing on the four-on-four with players like Cameron Hughes — and his consistency from this past weekend could lead to continued success over the course of the rest of the season. Historically, Zimmer has built on successful performances. After earning his first point seven games into his freshman campaign, Zimmer put up five shots in the following game and recorded points in four of his next six appearances, including his first goal. Similarly, he followed up his second goal last season with his only two point night of the year the next game. Before the start of the season, associate head coach Mark Osiecki said of Zimmer, “that kid could have a breakout year.” Now, after scoring his first goal of the season and finding some new confidence and consistency, Zimmer feels on the verge of seeing that projected breakout year come to fruition.
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Zimmer on the verge of consistent, tangible contribution after his best weekend since coming to the program last year.
Ido Haber aims to adapt to new culture in first year with UW By Kelly Ward THE DAILY CARDINAL
For freshman swimmer Ido Haber, his transition to competing at the Division I level halfway across the world from Kiryat Bialik, Israel was made easier thanks to his two and a half years of mandatory service in the Israeli Air Force. In training with the Air Force, Haber learned an incredibly important lesson — to learn to adapt. “[Serving in the military] has definitely helped me on a mental level,” Haber said. “Over there, if someone says ‘do something,’ you’ve got to do it. If your officer says something and you don’t like it, that’s your problem. You have to learn how to adapt.” Adapting is something the 21-year-old Haber has taken to heart since his arrival in Madison in August. Coming in as a freshman three or four years older than the majority of student-athletes — and also having the additional hurdle of improving his English — Haber is in a situation that no other Wisconsin athlete in recent memory has experienced. Haber’s roommate, freshman Matt Novinski, is from the small town of Grand Island, Nebraska. The 18-year-old comes from a completely different background than Haber, but living and adjusting to college together has been largely successful for the two incoming Badgers. “Everything is new for both of us, so I feel like it’s kind of the same,” Novinski said. “He is older, and he’s a super mature dude and an awesome roommate, but we’re both on the same page despite the age difference.” The age difference between Haber and the rest of his teammates has not been as awkward as he had initially anticipated. “I really like the guys. They’re so great,” Haber said. “I feel the gap a little bit in terms of our ages, but at the end of the day we do the same stuff: we study, we swim together. There’s really not that much of a difference.”
One older swimmer that Haber has bonded with is 23-year-old volunteer assistant coach Matt Hutchins, who is continuing to train with the Badgers after exhausting his eligibility this past spring. Hutchins and Haber swim the same distance freestyle events, and the 2016 Olympian was a big factor in Haber’s decision to come to Wisconsin. “With Ido, there kind of is a natural bond between us because he’s older. He hangs out with [senior captains Ryan] Stack and Victor [Goicoechea] a bit too,” Hutchins said. “When you have a freshman who comes in who’s like 20 or 21, there’s always that natural level of maturity.” Haber’s maturity also comes from experience in the international realm at the highest level of swimming. An Israeli national record holder, Haber competed at the 2015 World Championships and narrowly missed a spot in the 2016 Olympics. “I was 19 when I competed [at Worlds],” Haber said. “It’s a big deal coming from under-18 and the year after competing with all the big stars. It’s a big change that you need to adapt to.” Haber sat out the entire last season and missed Worlds this past summer to maintain his NCAA eligibility. “I didn’t know if I would be eligible to compete when I got here,” Haber said. “It’s because I’m 21 and a freshman, [the NCAA doesn’t] like internationals coming in when they’re older than Americans.” Due to the NCAA compliance department sorting out Haber’s eligibility, he did not compete at Auburn last week. Haber opens his season on Thursday and will hit the water against Georgia in the longer freestyle races. Hutchins thinks that Haber is going to make a huge impact as the season goes on. “With a military background, you just know he’s going to be a hard worker,” Hutchins said. “I think by the end of the year, he’ll be really competitive and maybe make the national meet.”