Influenza. When you normally think about this illness, you picture an annoying sore throat accompanied by a mild fever and head congestion. The current variant of this infection, swine flu, has been receiving considerable attention, now considered nearly a pandemic. The responses to swine flu range from humor to concern with some Mifflin-goers donning masks in the midst of resonating caution as the illness continues to spread across the world.
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For many University of Wisconsin students is a bit of a reprieve—at least, for our livers. After just finishing up another Mifflin Street Block Party, many students will of course be celebrating the Mexican army's 1862 defeat of French forces in the Battle of Puebla tomorrow (or Cinco de Mayo, in case your history is a bit rusty). Either way, an integral part of both celebrations is most typically alcohol, which of course includes beer.
A Milwaukee man was arrested early Saturday morning after he reportedly grabbed a woman's buttocks and punched her in the face.
Without question, serving as District 8 alder in the large and impressive shadow of outgoing Ald. Eli Judge is not the most enviable position. Both Bryon Eagon and Mark Woulf, the two candidates for Judge's position, have made no secret about their respect for Judge and commitment to continuing his impressive work in students' issues such as downtown lighting and tenant rights. Although both candidates bring an impressive slate of ideas related to student and city concerns, only Bryon Eagon has the pragmatic and realistic approach to accomplish the focal points of his campaign. After meeting with both candidates, The Daily Cardinal Editorial Board reaffirms its earlier endorsement for Bryon Eagon in District 8.
I stayed in Madison for spring break, and besides having a very wonderful and relaxing break, I was first exposed to Chocolate Shoppe ice cream. You know, the place on State and Gilman with the crazy cow in its emblem.
With the recent activity in the political sphere, it appears many politicians are dying to get capital punishment banned at the federal level in the United States. In light of New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's decision to repeal capital punishment in New Mexico, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is re-introducing legislation to eliminate the death penalty in the United States, a policy already in place in Wisconsin. In fact, Wisconsin has only executed one inmate in its 160-year history. New Mexico became the 15th state to outlaw capital punishment and the third state in the last two years to do so after New Jersey and New York.
More than 100 UW-Madison students won't have to worry about missing the party bus this spring break. These Badgers are choosing to devote their time off from school to volunteering. The Wisconsin Union Directorate's Alternative Breaks Committee is sending 120 students to 12 different sites next week.
A 23-year-old man who overdosed on heroin was rescued after a Madison police officer performed CPR on him early Saturday morning, earning the officer a nomination for the Madison Police Department Life Saving Award.
By Qi Gu
As its monocle-with-top-hat mascot suggests, the New Yorker is a snooty magazine. Its weirdly avant-garde comics suggest sophisticated"" humor beyond the comprehension of us normal plebes, and its densely written theater reviews add a touch of bourgeois to any magazine rack.
By Jon Spike
The Madison Surgery Center's six-member board of directors voted unanimously Friday to open a new second-trimester abortion clinic.
The storm clouds are churning slowly above 1 S. Park St., site of the Madison Surgery Center. Why? Someone said the a"" word. No, not that ""a"" word - the other one: abortion. Last week, a group of physicians from UW Hospital and its partner Meriter Hospital proposed to open a second-trimester abortion clinic in the Madison Surgery Center. Their proposal garnered immediate public outcry from community members, students and politicians, both for and against the proposed clinic.
By Jon Spike
Frigid winter weather frequently traps diners indoors, but Madison's Winter Restaurant Week will coax even the coziest from their cabins. Beginning Sunday, January 25, this weeklong event features over 30 local restaurants, each offering delectable three-course dinners for $25. Whether you're craving seafood, lamb or savory vegetarian dishes, these restaurants are sure to please. Each restaurant offers several choices for appetizer, entrÃ©e and dessert courses.
On a night when Wisconsin's shooters went cold, the Badgers knew they would need to find other ways to win. The Wisconsin men's basketball team used rebounding and aggressive play to hold on for a 60-58 victory over the Idaho State Bengals.
By Jon Spike
According to a study conducted by the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, 30 percent of public-records requests are not carried out correctly in Wisconsin.
About 75 students from various UW-Madison student groups gathered Monday night to protest the Dane County Sheriff's Department's practice of reporting undocumented immigrants detained in the county to the federal government.