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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Max Lenz


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CAMPUS NEWS

Considering sexual assault: an odyssey

All I wanted was a bunch of cheap tacos. That’s why I went to Chaser’s that night. Not to get drunk, not even to have fun, just for mildly good, cheap food. And up until right before I walked out I was successful in that endeavor. But then he did it. Some guy who I will never know, never be able to confront, never be able to pick out of a crowd, grabbed my girlfriend’s butt. I became immediately anxious, confused and enraged, unsure of where my emotions were or where they were taking me. I looked to her and yelled, “Who did this?” The bar, however, was too crowded for even her to identify the man who had violated her. Probably prompted by the look of shock on my face, she leaned in and said, over the noise, “this kind of stuff happens all the time.”

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OPINION

Welcome to college: Get ready to fight

Congratulations. If you’re reading this you’re probably a brand new Badger. What an exciting time for you! You’re at SOAR, about to meet a bunch of new friends, register for classes for the first time and not that long from now you’ll be moving into your residence hall. Yes, it is a thrilling time indeed.

OPINION

Remember Lincoln for who he truly was

At 7:22 in the morning, 150 years ago today, the most brilliant political leader in our country’s history died, hunched over on a stranger’s bed that was too short for his body. He was 56 years old. In that time he accomplished more politically than anyone ever had and anyone ever will.

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Soglin should do more for student life

It’s all over, folks. Another local election that most students probably had no clue was happening is in the books. Not surprisingly, incumbent Paul Soglin won by a large margin. Madisonians’ mustachioed mayor is back for at least four more years. For those of you that have read my articles in the past (I’m of course referring solely to my mom and dad), you’ll know that I am a fan of the mayor. His intellectual capabilities and inherent Madison-ness make him the ideal leader of our community. However, while I am overjoyed by the incumbent’s victory, there is one area that was, perhaps rightly, overshadowed in the campaign that I would like him and the Common Council to address moving forward: student life.

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OPINION

Soglin is Madison, forever and always

On the night of October 18, 1967, Paul Soglin needed some stitches. His cuts and bruises served as tattoos commemorating one of the darkest and most famous moments in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Earlier that day, Soglin and a large group of students met in what is now Ingraham Hall for the second installment of a demonstration protesting the on-campus interviews being held by the Dow Chemical Company, one of the principal producers of napalm for the United States military. While remaining peaceful, the students were eventually ordered out of the building, which led to a bloody conflict. Those enforcing the removal were police officers for the city of Madison.

OPINION

Judicial elections obstruct neutrality

On April 7th of this year, the state of Wisconsin will have a general election to select candidates for a host of different offices at the state and local levels. These elections, given the time they occur, are often forgotten, but feature offices that should not be (i.e. mayor of the city of Madison). One of those offices is that of justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. In this specific election, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley (incumbent) is running against James P. Daley, a Rock County Circuit Court judge. Normally, I would malign at the fact that this was yet another election that no one was paying attention to, but this is different. If only for the fact that judicial elections are inherently idiotic.

OPINION

Walker's higher office hope has grounds

Well, it’s official. I mean, maybe it’s kind of official. Scott Walker is running for President. This should come as a surprise to no one who has been paying attention to the Governor over the past few months, whose rhetoric and travel schedule has been littered with higher office hopes. Today’s news begs a question, though: can he do it? Does he have the political power to become the Republican nominee? Short answer: absolutely he does.

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Supreme Court to drop fresh verse on First Ammendment track

Put on your party hats because oral arguments are in full swing at the Supreme Court. I love this time of year. It’s an all out jurisprudential bash filled with judicial supremacy, strict scrutiny and a delicious side of the sweet and sassy Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This term should be an interesting one, with the court taking on a host of different issues, despite their avoidance of the same-sex marriage question. One case that particularly caught my eye, however, is that of Elonis v. United States. 

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OPINION

Tradition underlies Wisconsinites’ love for hunting

This Saturday marks the beginning of the gun deer season in Wisconsin. Just as they do every year, thousands of hunters will put on their blaze orange and flood the state’s forests, marshes and other natural areas as a part of a tradition that spans centuries. At the same time, many people in Wisconsin and around the country will voice their disdain for the practice which they view as barbaric and backward in an era where most are not killing for sustenance. To be honest, I probably share many of the same political views held by those who protest hunting, and yet, every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, I am sitting in a box, in the middle of a field, wearing the aforementioned blaze orange, hunting.  Can you say cognitive dissonance? So, I want to take this opportunity to explain why I go hunting, and why it means so much to me.

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BASKETBALL

NCAA lawsuit signees don’t need more

Here we are.  Over a week past the election.  I think it’s about time I relax, take a deep breath and start complaining about something other than politics. For me, the next logical step is sports.  When I first sat down to write this article, though, I struggled to find something that I could realistically malign for 500-900 words.  I mean, things have been pretty good lately.  The Packers are 6 and 3 and they just finished putting the smackdown of the century on the Bears, which I’m sure made Jay Cutler feel nothing because it’s clear by his play and demeanor that neither the city of Chicago nor the sport of football mean anything to him. On top of that, while the Badgers suffered a couple disappointing losses to start the season, it’s hard to complain when they’ve won four straight in decisive fashion and have a player with a realistic chance of winning the Heisman

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