Prince spent a number of years backed by The Revolution, a five-piece ensemble consisting of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z., Brown Mark, and Matt Fink. While the group hasn’t performed in a number of years, the members have all recently come together in mourning of their late leader.In a new video posted to Brown Mark’s Facebook account, the band has announced plans to reunite. “We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” Melvoin says. “We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon.”Watch below:While there’s no word of an official tour, the band does say “See you soon.” We’ll be sure to update when more information becomes available.
It’s a tough time for a lot of Americans right now. Some out-of-work individuals are into their 3rd month of being without a paycheck. Hopefully the stimulus checks and PPP Loans have helped put some cash in everyone’s pockets, especially those that need it the most. But, being stuck in quarantine isn’t all bad. Introverts are probably in hog heaven. (What is hog heaven? If you have any insight, tell me about it in the comments. I really want to know.) The one advantage of being at home is that you’re not out-and-about spending money like you probably used to. It’s bad for the economy, but it’s good for your wallet. If you’ve got a good handle on your budget, you should take cash you’d usually be spending and put it towards retirement or your emergency fund. And if you’re looking for a few extra ways to save, here are three to consider…Let your car help (because it’s doing a lot of sitting): You’re not using your car much these days. And it’s not just gas stations that have noticed. Insurance companies have noticed as well. A lot of companies have already started giving discounts on premiums because they’re not having to pay out claims at the same rate as before the COVID-19 crisis. GEICO, for instance, is giving a 15% policy credit to all customers at the time of their next policy renewal. Not all companies are giving out discounts without the customer asking first, so find out what your insurance company is doing and take advantage. Every little bit helps.Cancel unused subscriptions: It’s hard to come to terms with getting rid of subscriptions. I haven’t been using my Netflix lately, but it’s hard to let it go. I bought a year of both Disney+ and The Athletic and haven’t really taken advantage of either one of them. I watched The Mandalorian (of course), and read tons of articles about my Tigers during college football season, but haven’t really used either subscription in the last few months. I’d be willing to bet you have similar subscriptions that you probably don’t think much about. It may only seem like 5-10 bucks a month, but cancel one or two and that’s a couple hundred bucks a year.Stop buying the most expensive version of everything: I’m just going to say this up front . . . there’s no way I’m replacing Diet Dr. Pepper with Food Lion’s Diet Dr. Perky. It’s just not going to happen. But everything on your shopping list isn’t as big of a deal. If you don’t believe me, buy the store brand sliced or shredded cheese the next time you’re at the grocery store. It’s just as good as Sargento or Kraft. Don’t @ me. If you don’t know what that means, ask your kids. 173SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
GREG DIXON/Herald photoWith its regular season winding to a close, the UW men’s soccer team now, more than ever, needs someone to keep them on track. Thankfully, senior captain Erik Ortega has emerged as a guiding force for the younger players on the team and has played a critical role in their development. “I know when I was a freshman, it was scary, and there were a lot of new things going on,” Ortega said. “I feel like I was not helped as much as I could have been, so I have put it on myself to make the freshmen feel welcomed and a part of the team as much as anyone else. I definitely feel like the freshmen have made a good adjustment because of the support they have gotten.” So far this season, Ortega has started eight of the 17 contests he has appeared in and has attempted 14 shots, five of which have been on goal. After numerous close calls, his first goal this season couldn’t have come at a better time. Playing against in-state rival Marquette, Ortega was able to knock in a header after receiving a perfectly placed pass from forward Victor Diaz off of a free kick in the 10th minute. “Erik has done a tremendous job over the years and has an outstanding work ethic. He has played a few different positions for us,” UW head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “He has certainly provided a lot of depth in a few different spots. I’ve enjoyed having him around for the last four years that he’s been here.” Ortega was a highly touted recruit heading into his first season as a Badger and was billed as one of the nation’s top 100 freshmen by “College Soccer News.” He was given a significant role his freshmen year, appearing in 18 of 19 games. That season, Ortega finished with one goal and two assists and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshmen team. In his next two seasons, Ortega was named to the Academic All-Big Ten and developed as one of the key cogs for the team. “I think when I came here, I was a very crafty player. I’ve had to switch a little bit for the college game and have developed a different kind of game since coming here,” Ortega said. “I’ve always been an attacking player and have been ‘attacking’-minded. I’ve definitely become a better defender and a more well-rounded player.” Ortega’s beginnings as a Badger and subsequent success on and off the field provide a great example to the younger players on the team. The blue-collar work ethic with which Ortega approaches the game has been indispensable to his maturation and development as a leader. “Everyone knows that Erik goes 100 percent for everything he does,” sophomore forward Brain Bultman said. “Erik has been a really good leader for us this year, and he has been really supportive of the younger guys. He’s really been a role model for us and a figure that we look to when we need advice.” “My specific strength is hard work day in and day out,” Ortega said. “I like to set an example more physically than vocally. That means doing all the right things on and off the field, like getting to practice early and things like that.” Playing under the pressures of a high-profile college sports atmosphere has become second nature to the senior midfielder over the course of his career. As the Badgers close out their season before heading into the Big Ten tournament, it will be important for Ortega to continue to set a positive example for the younger players on the team.