With the Republican National Convention taking place in Cleveland, designers of the 2016 logo incorporated both the party’s elephant logo and the city’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In doing so, however, they may have adapted the famed bird-on-a-guitar artwork that typified the famed 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.When the promoters of Woodstock noticed the similarities, they had a message for the RNC:As your convention logo is strikingly reminiscent of our world-famous logo from the 1969 Woodstock Festival; why don’t you consider incorporating some of our Woodstock values into the RNC platform?Michael Lang, the co-founder of Woodstock Ventures, said, “Since Woodstock stands for world community, Woodstock does not endorse building walls between nations. Woodstock stands for equal rights; so we do not endorse prejudice or discrimination. Woodstock stands for equal opportunity for all of us; so we do not support tilting the playing field to favor a privileged few. If these principles, which Woodstock does not endorse, turn out to be the principles that make up the GOP platform, then our logo designs would be the only thing we have in common.”Obviously the values of the GOP and Woodstock are going to be drastically different. It is interesting that the two logos bear such a resemblance:Lang added, “For those of you who are part of a global Woodstock “nation”, for those of you who attended the first Woodstock Festival, or any of our subsequent festivals, this convention is an opportunity to remind your party of what the authentic Woodstock logo stands for. If you’re going to evoke our logo, please also evoke our values and support the changes in society that Woodstock has energized over the years. We have more in common than what sometimes seems to be driving us apart. Do your best to make sure the RNC is moving toward a better world for all.”What do you think? Are the logos similar enough to make a difference?
The No. 2 seed University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (10-5-2, 6-2 Big Ten) hosted the No. 7 seed Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-13-1, 2-6 Big Ten) in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament Nov. 5. Despite the wet conditions and going down two goals in the first 14 minutes, the Badgers came back to thrash the Scarlet Knights 6–3 in a nine goal thriller.In a post-match interview with UW Athletics, Head Coach John Trask believed the weather heavily influenced the game.“Obviously the weather played a huge part in this match,” Trask said. “Compliments to Rutgers. They scored three goals with the wind at their backs.”Volleyball: Wisconsin falls to No. 14 Michigan in four sets over weekendThe No. 5 University of Wisconsin volleyball team (16-6, 9-5 Big Ten) lost to the No. 14 Michigan Wolverines (19-6, Read…The Badgers went down early in the 11th minute, when Brandon Golden headed in the opener. The Scarlet Knights went on to double their lead three minutes later through Miles Hackett before adding a third by the Big Ten’s leading goal scorer Jordan Hall. The 38th minute score was Hall’s 14th on the season. The Badgers were able to get two goals in that timespan — a 31st minute goal from junior Noah Leibold and another from sophomore Patrick Yim right before halftime in the 44th minute to cut the score to 3–2 at the break.“I thought we did a very good job fighting back in the match to make it 3-2 at halftime,” Trask said. “That was a massive score.”Badgers drop two games against tough North Dakota squadThe Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey team (4-4-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten) has been off to a great start in the 2018-19 Read…From the start of the second half, the Badgers were able to take full control of the game. Five minutes into the second half, the Badgers equalized when senior captain Isaac Schlenker beat Rafael Pereira at his near post. The Badgers took the lead thanks to a brace from freshman Noah Melick, before sophomore Alex Alfaro tucked in the sixth and final goal in the 83rd minute.“We got a couple set-piece goals I was proud of,” Trask said. “[Melick] comes through again. I was very pleased with our performance.”The win moves the Badgers into the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament, where they will face No. 3 seed Michigan (11-4-2, 4-2-2 Big Ten) in Westfield, Indiana Friday. Wisconsin defeated the Wolverines the last time they matched up in a double overtime thriller Oct. 19. The game kicks off at 2:30 p.m. and can be watched on the Big Ten Network.“Now we move on to Indianapolis, where we’ve had some success in the past,” Trask said. “We’ll take it from there.”