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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Between the Sheets: Aziz Ansari’s advice on how to charm the pants off a holiday hottie

We are fast approaching that warm and fuzzy time of year that brings with it the urge to curl up with a big ol’ bowl of Chex Mix and a love bug. Something about sweaters and commercial holidays leads people to want to pair off and find some mistletoe to snog under, but with the smorgasbord of sweet thangs our campus has to offer, deciding who to hit up can be intimidating.

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OPINION

Terrorism motivated primarily by perceived injustices, not prejudices

In response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, President George W. Bush promptly declared that the attacks were motivated by a hatred for “our freedoms” —particularly our freedoms of religion and speech. All of the evidence appears to point to a completely different idea. Terrorists did not attack us on 9/11 because they hated our freedom or were commanded by their religion. They attacked the World Trade Centers in order to get revenge for American actions they perceived to be injustices.

SPORTS

Wisconsin clinches share of first Big Ten title since 1994

Wisconsin headed east looking to grab a share of its first Big Ten title since 1994, needing a win over the struggling Maryland Terrapins. The Badgers (8-1-1 Big Ten, 11-4-3 overall) didn’t disappoint, defeating Maryland (1-8-1, 6-11-1) 1-0 to clinch a share of their first conference crown in over two decades. What has become something of a normal sight for this Wisconsin team is the defense locking down its opponents early on in games.

CAMPUS NEWS

Board of Regents’ bake sale raises more than $200 for university

The Board of Regents’ sixth-annual bake sale was a smash hit last weekend. Drawing off the energetic homecoming crowds, the Regents were able to sell over $200 worth of brownies, cookies, bars and other delicious treats. “In a time marred by plummeting state funding and increasing enrollment rates, it falls upon us as board members to make sure that this institution stays afloat,” Board President Regina Millner said. The Regents spent much of the week leading up to the sale perfecting their recipes and making colorful signs to raise awareness for their fundraising cause.

FOOTBALL

Badgers, Cornhuskers seek redemption

When a football game is described as a battle in the trenches, usually it refers to ground and pound football that is won and lost based on which team’s line can get the stronger push up front. When Wisconsin (0-1 Big Ten, 3-2 overall) takes on Nebraska (0-1, 2-3) this weekend, it won’t be a traditional trench war, but the game will hinge on the performances of both team’s big men on the line of scrimmage.

News

Republicans oppose planning parenthood, prefer accidents

Following weeks of conversation about women’s health issues, the Republican National Committee released an official statement Wednesday, solidifying their stance against family planning and highlighting the merits of “condom-free, willy-nilly baby-making.” Wednesday’s statement—now endorsed by eight Republican presidential candidates—clarifies the GOP’s muddled stances on contraception and family planning, touting that, “An America filled with gobs of unwanted newborns is something we can all believe in.” Many presidential hopefuls have come forward in support of the press release.

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