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Contents Table of Contents Features

The Future of Fashion.................................................................. 6 Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill February-March 2012 Volume 2, Issue 4 Publishers Moonstone Studio, LLC Pamela K. Marsh, partner Cindy M. Nitschke, partner Advertising Cindy M. Nitschke 919.815.6019 Pamela K. Marsh 919.414.2760

Love and Third Parties............................................................... 10 A Guide to College Transfers...................................................... 12 A Rise in Oral Cancer.................................................................. 14

DEPARTMENTS SPORTS: Womens Basketball Update............................................16 DINING: Where the Wolfpack Eats.................................................18

Design & Website Pamela K. Marsh, Art Director

Movies: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ........................21

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ARTS: Carrboro’s Art Center............................................................22

Writers Shannon Beamon, Anne Brenner Meghan DeMaria, Lamar Hill Qiara McCain, Angelica Roman PO Box 33531 Raleigh, NC 27636

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Meghan DeMaria is a junior at UNC Chapel Hill studying English and Classics.

Angelica Roman is a senior working on her BA in Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill.

Anne Brenner is working on a degree in communication studies with a focus on media and production studies at UNC Chapel Hill.

Shannon Beamon is a senior English major with a Creative Writing minor at UNC Chapel Hill.

Qiara McCain is majoring in English with a film concentration at NC State University.

Troy Skinner is a student in the school of Hard Knocks, majoring in car payments and mortgages.

Lamar Hill is an English major at NC State University.

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The Future of Fashion By Meghan DeMaria

On 2011’s spring and fall runways, there was major style inspired by the

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As in fall 2011’s runway shows, the androgynous style of the 1960s came back with a kick in bold colors and prints, courtesy of legendary fashion houses Prada and Balenciaga. With Michael Kors’s brightly colored, tailored pieces, his fall collection’s ‘70s-inspired pantsuits give “business professional” an entirely new meaning. Jeremy Scott continued to transport us back to the 1980s with his Swatch capsule collection and neon menswear shows last fall, not to mention when Katy Perry wore one


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of his dresses to the Euro Music Awards that was printed with colored Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Leather jackets reminiscent of ‘90s grunge are reappearing in vegan options, with animal-friendly materials offered by labels from Express to Marc Jacobs. Fashion’s being recycled, but in a good way. These fun and ethical twists keep the runways (and our closets) fresh. In 2011 we saw innovative trends such as mixed patterns and color blocking. Designers made these trends their own with


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fresh patterns, like Prada’s use of classic car prints in their 2012 Spring collection. Pairing colors within the same family makes color blocking riskier but more fun, as Emma Stone showed us with the red and hot pink Giambattista Valli dress she wore to the “Friends with Benefits” premiere last summer. Though some editors will argue that fashion no longer has the ability to be original, we can see from these inventive examples that this simply isn’t true. So what trends and styles can we

expect to see on the runways in 2012, and even past that? When we think of the future, we tend to think of space age-y, metallic pieces and astronaut suits. And for some designers, that vision isn’t too off the mark. Last summer, Christopher Kane released a capsule collection – some of the pieces are still available on Net-a-Porter at discounted prices – inspired by outer space and filled with galactic prints. When Lady Gaga walked in Thierry Mugler’s 2011 Fall show, the red lighting, white silhouettes and high ponytails were reminiscent of ‘90s movies about the future, and had the elements of another world. With technology like Siri, it’s easy for us to feel that we are, in some ways, living in the future. These designers took that idea and ran with it in their recent collections. But we don’t have to think about fashion’s future that literally – and as college students, we shouldn’t! Can you imagine the looks you’d get if you showed up to your psychology class in a dress with an illustration of the solar system printed on it? Instead, focus on incorporating trends that are modern but wearable. You don’t need designer clothes to pull off combining similar colors, for example. And the best part about color blocking is that it can be

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done with pieces you already own. Your collection of plain, colored t-shirts from J. Crew is way less boring when you tuck one into a bright skirt or pair of shorts. Just stick with neutral accessories or you’ll look more Nicki Minaj than high fashion. Aside from fresh patterns and colors, what else was popular on spring 2012 runways? If you picked up the debut issue of magazine or visited the website within the last couple months, you’ll probably remember that many designers went under the sea for inspiration in their 2012 lines, the most memorable of which was presented by the house of Alexander McQueen. With her incredible work on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress last spring, Sarah Burton proved that she has what it takes to do the label justice, even with the late Lee McQueen himself out of the picture. She wowed editors and fashion lovers again in her spring collection Barnacle-inspired decorations and oysterprinted chiffon in seafoams and pastels 88

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Extreme Wear line and with a basecoat it will last a week without chipping. All Little Mermaid references aside, though, Lagerfeld’s decision to feature Florence Welch in his show represents a growing trend that reaches more than just fashion. Florence’s incredible voice doesn’t need autotune or electronic effects to sound breathtaking. That talent is all her own. And with many entertainment critics referring to 2011 as “the year of Adele,” she’s not alone. Florence’s simple, elegant voice and the simple but beautiful palettes used by McQueen and Chanel suggest that the future of music and fashion doesn’t lie in technology and crazy prints, but in a return to simple, natural beauty. Nude and light pink lipsticks were used on countless runways, and many designers chose to feature beauty looks that used less rather than more. Miu Miu’s heavy red eyeshadow seemed out of place in Paris when compared with the simple, dewy looks at Marc Jacobs. Some labels, like Chanel and Proenza Schouler, even sent models down the runway with wet hair, a look previously unheard of at Fashion Week. So if you’re someone who rushes to get to class in the morning, rejoice. That lack of effort is now in style!

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Ocean inspired designs like this necklace were popular on runways this year.

kept the collection sweet and perfect for spring, and the complexity of the designs showed that ton really knows what she’s doing with the McQueen label. Burton wasn’t the only designer whose models resembled mermaids and sea nymphs. For the 2012 Spring Chanel show, Karl Lagerfeld chose an underwater theme as well. Decorations included sea shapes of stingrays, seahorses, coral and tons of seashells. The show opened with Florence Welch, a.k.a. Florence + the Machine, emerging from an oyster shell to perform “What the Water Gave Me” from her 2011 album Lungs. For the clothing, Lagerfeld stayed true to the brand’s roots with fitted, quarter-sleeve blazers and tailored dresses in a white and pastel palette. With these underwater themes dominating the biggest runways in Paris, it’s no wonder Lady Gaga proclaimed that mint will be “very popular” this spring in her “Marry the Night” video, and that pastel nail colors are among the most popular on campus, at least at UNC. If you’re looking for an affordable seafoam polish, try Urban Outfitters’ brand in Green 2, which is a perfectly adequate substitute for Chanel’s Le Vernis nail color in Jade. For a perfect mint polish (chocolate chips optional), Sally Hansen offers a shade in their inexpensive

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If spring’s runways weren’t proof enough that natural beauty is taking charge, makeup powerhouse BareMinerals gained tons of publicity last year when they conducted a blind casting call for their fall ad campaign with the slogan “Be a force of beauty.” The models for the campaign were chosen based on credentials like volunteer work and personal stories rather than physical appearance. BareMinerals has always been known for supporting natural beauty, but this marketing initiative took makeup to an entirely new level. Natural beauty doesn’t mean you have to skip out on makeup. For example, a lot of people can’t blush naturally, but swiping on some bronzer and a peach powder to warm up your skin will give you the appearance of a natural glow. But if you’re a regular at the tanning booth, why not try taking a couple of months off in favor of your natural tones? Your skin will thank you, and you’ll likely receive tons of compliments on your fresh new look. Sometimes, it seems like there’s nothing more fun than glittery shoes à la Miu Miu’s fall collection, or neon eyeliner crayons from Urban Decay. But this year make an effort to do something truly revolutionary with your look by keeping your makeup to a minimum or wearing neutral and pastel colors. Bright red lipstick is great for a night out, but sticking with a pale or peach color might make you stand out more than you think! And we love color blocking and neon accents as much as anyone, but neutral palettes can also work perfectly without a single pop of color. There’s no doubt that the future of fashion and beauty includes insane colors and patterns we can’t even imagine, but that only makes elegant simplicity even more revolutionary. This year, try out some neutral color palettes in your clothing and makeup looks. You may be surprised at how much fun minimalism can be!

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Love and Third Parties By Qiara McCain

In any relationship, trust and communication are key. We humans would likely prefer that our significant other’s close friends were of the same sex, therefore reducing likely interactions with the opposite sex. However not every relationship is fortunate enough to have this dynamic. With that said, if a majority of your significant other’s inner circle of friends consists of members of the opposite sex I suggest that you run in the opposite direction because this will only bring you unnecessary drama and stress. Just kidding…well kinda! The drama and stress will only overcome you if you let it. If the trust and communication are there, then there should be no cause for worry and the relationship, for the most part, should be smooth sailing. Now I’m fairly new to the whole dating game and relationships, but I catch on rather quickly and for me there have been three red flags that have made me hesitant about fully putting myself out there when it comes to dating or getting to know a guy. These are: [1] if a majority of their close friends are female, [2] if they’re still friends with their ex[es], and [3] if they don’t have established boundaries with these other females. For some women, the fact that a man can be platonic friends with other females may reflect that he’s understanding, sensitive and aware of the female psyche. To a degree this may be true. However a man is still a man, and although having sex with his female friends may be the furthest thing from his mind, he’ll still stretch the limit of his actions because he believes that he has


“boundaries” in place, and these “boundaries” will allow him to be a man but at the same time won’t get him into trouble with his current girlfriend. For example, I dated a guy that made plans, unbeknownst to me, to go to an event with another girl, whom he went out of his way to befriend simply because she was friends with someone from his “inner circle”. When I confronted him about this, he didn’t feel like it was an issue because this was an event that he really wanted to attend and the girl, whom I’ve never met, was free and wanted to go, too. Long story short, he couldn’t

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fathom my skepticism regarding the situation because it wasn’t reversed, and, had it been, then perhaps he could understand that it’s not cool to make up excuses to go on a date with another female while you’re in a relationship. Now some may have varied opinions regarding their significant other being good friends with their exes. Personally, I feel like an ex is an ex for a reason so there’s no real purpose to still feel compelled to be a part of their lives even if the break-up was mutual and on good terms. If this is the case, then this just confirms that feelings still exist amongst one if not both of you, and you want to give things another chance between the two of you, or you just want to see if the other person has moved on to something better. For instance, a guy that I was just talking to, with the hope of things turning exclusive, had the audacity of inviting me to a function, but not as his date, because his ex was going to be there, and he felt like things would be awkward. Like really though, you can kick rocks, sir! My first serious relationship, just so happened to be a long-distance one. To make matters worse, his inner circles of friends consisted of females some of which were his ex-girlfriends. So the odds were totally stacked against me. But one can’t ignore matters of the heart, so I tried making things work. But these aspects of the relationship started becoming overwhelming, and eventually the situation got out of hand

significant other who is best friends with the opposite sex and/or their ex, I think you should take the approach of realityTV star, Evelyn Lozada, from Basketball Wives, and consider those other males and females as “non m-f-ing factors” to you and your relationship. I had to learn the hard way, and risked losing my relationship before reality set in. The reality of the situation is that those other people are what I consider to be third parties, and it’s nonsense to let a third-party get in the way of all the time and energy that you’ve invested into your relationship with your significant other. It can be very easy to “sweat the small stuff” but, instead, take the high road and pick your battles wisely. You will benefit in the long run when you realize that your significant other really does value their relationship with you enough to not let any third party interaction compromise that. On the contrary, I am by no means saying that one should live in oblivion while in a relationship. If your boyfriend

or girlfriend is just a total jerk and is constantly being disrespectful and taking you for granted in favor of these “third parties”, then you simply don’t need to be with him. At the same time, I am suggesting that you be reasonable within the relationship, though not to the point that you are compromising everything that you believe in, yet another lesson I had to learn the hard way. When I was confiding in my future sister-in-law about my recent relationship woes, she said something that will forever resonate within my mind: “Love is not looking at each other, but together in the same direction.” Unfortunately, love is an emotion of the heart and not the mind, and sometimes our emotions can get the best of us and cause us to think and act irrationally, but at the end of the day if the relationship is meant to be, then it will be, with no pressure required.

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because I felt like boundaries were being crossed and my opinion didn’t matter. One major incident that occurred that really threw me for a loop was when his best friend, who he claimed was more like a sister to him, had posted a note in a public forum *cough*Facebook*cough* that was indirectly about me and my relationship. Not only did I feel like my boyfriend had crossed the line by letting her into our personal business…thus breaking the bonds of trust between us…but then to make matters worse he defended her and what she wrote in the note, showing his loyalty towards her and leaving me defenseless. I want to make clear that I am no relationship expert. What I’ve experienced thus far about the opposite sex and romantic relationships in general is that it’s a learning process. Looking forward, I realize there are some things that I need to do differently. It takes a great deal of maturity for a person to admit when they’re wrong. In regards to having a


A Guide to College Transfer By Anne Brenner

Let’s face it: applying to colleges, put simply, is a pain. Aside from the applications themselves, you have to plan the campus visits and attend the informational meetings. Then you have an alphabet soup of standardized tests to fill up your Saturday mornings in high school: the PSATs, the SATs, and the SAT II’s, just to name a few. Some colleges are now even requiring admissions interviews, which often mean flying halfway across the country for an hour-long conversation. All the while, you have your parents and teachers urging you to keep your grades up and making yourself stand out to whatever admissions officer picks up your application from the stack of ten thousand. With all the headaches that come with getting into college, some students may wonder why anyone would be willing to go through the whole process all over again. The truth is, many young people, including myself, do just that when they transfer colleges. No two people have the exact same reasons for making this move. For me, the decision was all about location. Before I came to UNC as a sophomore, I spent one year at the University of Richmond. I also grew up in the city of Richmond from birth. In my mind, part of college is meeting new people and covering new ground. At UR, I realized that I wasn’t doing either of those things because I was surrounded by the same people and places I had known my entire life. Transferring wasn’t easy for me or for anyone. Each individual student has a unique situation. But when I was going through the process, I learned that everyone should follow a few basic guidelines:

• Give your current institution a shot for one semester or more. Unless you have tested the waters for at least that long, you don’t know enough about what your school has to offer. After a trial period, you may still find that your college doesn’t have what you want, but you aren’t doing yourself any favors if you make up your mind before the end of one full term.


• It is generally not a good idea to leave

a university because of a bad experience with one person. Breaking up with a significant other, for example, is devastating, but it can’t be indicative of the entire student body at your institution. Or, maybe you had a certain professor and your personalities didn’t click. The truth is you’re not going to be thrilled with every teacher at any college. In a few scenarios, transferring because of a particular person might be something to consider if the harassment has reached dangerous or illegal levels. Still, you should talk to a trusted adult or school counselor before you take that step. • Remember that if you start over at a new school, you’ll be on your own socially. As a first year student, everyone in your class has to make new friends. By the time you get to your second or third year, most people have found their niche. It’s hard enough to find somewhere to belong as a freshman, but it can be even harder as a transfer because everyone around you already has a group of friends. If you’re like me, you may find after taking all of this into consideration that transferring is still your best course of action. If you’ve already made the decision, the next step is to find the best new college to suit your needs. Keep a couple of things in mind during that part of the process:

• Be realistic. Now that you’re out of high school, you don’t have the luxury of having a college guidance counselor to tell you where you should go and don’t have a chance of getting in, so you have to figure it out yourself. Don’t shoot for something you’re not going to be able to attain. If your grades at your cur-

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rent college are good, it’s worth applying to a school of a slightly higher academic caliber. But if your grades aren’t stellar, it might be better to focus on schools that are on a level you can handle. Every college has different policies on admitting transfer students. In some cases, it can be much easier to get in as a transfer than as a freshman. At other universities, spots for transfers are very limited. Try to find out each school’s procedure. Oftentimes, university websites will include a list of statistics on transfer student admissions. They should give you a good idea of your chances.

• Avoid going to a school that has too many

of the same characteristics as your old school. For me, this meant steering clear of any schools too close to my home in Virginia. Those universities wouldn’t have suited my needs because proximity to Richmond was my main reason for transferring. You don’t want to put yourself back into the position you were trying to get out of.

• Plan several visits to your transfer school before you decide to go there. One visit to your first college probably wasn’t enough to get a feeling for how four years there would turn out. The same is true for visiting transfer schools. Planning trips this time around can be harder because you will likely have to take time off from class. This is usually more of an issue in college than it was in high school because not everyone else in your class is doing the same thing. Talk to the professors at your current university and let them know you are in the process of transferring. Most teachers are very understanding, and they should be happy to work with you as you go through the necessary steps.

• Form a personal relationship with your professors. Learning how a new school works from an academic standpoint can be very difficult as a transfer, particularly if you went from a smaller school to a larger school like I did. Most of the time, regardless of your grades at your previous school, your GPA starts all over at 0.0 once you transfer. My grades at UR had been fine, but my GPA after my first year at UNC was horrible because I was afraid to approach any of my professors. Class sizes can be huge, especially at a bigger school, so getting to know your teachers can be tough. Email your professors and and set up a time to talk one-on-one. Then, if you can, meet regularly with your teachers during a time that suits both of your schedules. If your school has an academic counseling office, talk to the people there if you’re spiraling out of control. Just don’t wait for your grades to suffer. By the end of my time at UNC, I managed four straight semesters with all A’s and B’s, and I even made the dean’s list for one term. Even so, the grades from my first couple of semesters made it extremely hard for me to pick myself back up. • Don’t be discouraged if your academic credits from your

previous school fall apart. Very often, some–if not most–of the hardearned hours that you got from a previous college won’t mean anything at a new college. Unfortunately, almost all transfer students run into this problem, and there’s usually very little you can do to prevent it. Only about half of the hours I received at UR fulfilled graduation requirements for UNC. For this reason, I had to take extra semesters, and this is common among transfers. It’s frustrating, but by the time I came into my fifth year, it felt like a blessing because I never wanted to leave UNC. If you pick the right school, you’ll feel the same way.

• Don’t be shy. It’s true that many people have already found groups of friends, but that doesn’t mean no one is open to making new friends. For the entire first semester I was at UNC, I basically locked myself in my room and assumed no one would want to know me. I realize now what a bad decision that was. Once I became more open to initiating conversations , I found myself surrounded with people who shared my interests. Sporting events are great places to meet people, and everyone is welcome. Most colleges also have activities specifically designed for transfers where you can meet all kinds of students who are going through the same experience as you. Transferring is a big decision, and it’s not one to take lightly. But if you take the proper steps and keep these helpful hints in mind, I guarantee it will be a decision you won’t regret.

I’ve only been a student at Peace for two years but they’ve already opened doors for me. I’ve met great people, learned new and innovative methods of leadership, and built a professional network that will benefit me for years to come.

Now, of course, comes actually moving to the place that will be your new home for the rest of your undergraduate experience. A few helpful tips will make the transition go much more smoothly:

- Faith Inman ’13 919.508.2214 • 15 East Peace Street, Raleigh, NC 27604 William Peace University admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

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A Rise in Oral Cancer What YOU Need to Know to Protect Yourself By Angelica Roman

When most people hear the words “oral cancer,” they most likely think of the effects of heavy tobacco or alcohol use. So it may surprise you to hear that recent studies show that the cause of the rise in oral cancer is linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, and it’s affecting both men and women.

Oral cancer can usually be found on the lips or tongue, the roof or floor of the mouth, the cheek lining or the gums. It can also affect the middle part of the throat, the base of the tongue, and the tonsils. The latter is often the area affected by HPV-linked cancer ( HPV is one of the most common viruses in the world. There are over 100 different strains of the virus, but the most common are HPV-16 and HPV-18. These strains (particularly HPV-16) are sexually transmitted, and are linked to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, oral cavity, and throat and tonsils. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly six million people are infected by various types of HPV each year. Fortunately, many of these people contract low-risk strains, but for some the HPV can lead to cancer. A study published in the Journal of


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Clinical Oncology shows that HPV-caused oral cancer is on the rise, and quickly. Researchers tested cancer samples from patients from 1984 through 2004. In the 1980s, about 16% of oral cancers tested positive for HPV. In the 2000s, HPVpositive cancers had risen to 72%— a 225% increase! In that same amount of time, oral cancers linked to tobacco and alcohol use decrease by almost 50%, thanks to more awareness of the adverse affects of smoking and tobacco use. The study also shows the risk of HPVpositive oral cancers is greatest in, and continues to rise for, men. Researchers point to the increase in oral sex, as well as the recent push of HPV vaccines (such as Gardisil and Cervarix) for women to protect against cervical cancer. The vaccines, although approved for men to protect against genital warts and anal cancer, is not recommended

as vigorously for males as it is females. Dr. Philip A. Lisk, a Raleigh-based dentist, explained the most common symptoms as “sore throats...a cough that doesn’t go away, anything that is irritating in the throat area...those types of symptoms that can’t be explained.” He urges that these symptoms are often associated with other infections, such as strep or sinus infections, so you should get tested as soon as possible. The Oral Cancer Foundation lists other possible symptoms as “any sore or discolored area of your mouth, which does not heal within 14 days... a lump or mass which can be felt inside the mouth or neck, pain or difficulty in swallowing, speaking, or chewing, any wart like masses, hoarseness which lasts for a long time, or any numbness in the oral or facial region”. So how do you get tested? Dr. Lisk says there are several ways: a visual exam to


check for sores and abnormalities (though many times HPV-linked cancer does not always show on the surface), a saliva test, and special lights and rinses that help identify abnormal tissues. Treatment of oral cancers can involve surgical removal of the affected area, radiation therapy which uses ionizing radiation to destroy the affected cells, or chemotherapy which uses chemicals to destroy the cells. There is some good news though. An HPV infection does not automatically lead to cancer since the majority of the various strains are low-risk. When the infection does lead to oral cancer, however, patients have better survival rates than those with oral cancers due to other causes. “The HPV status of a patient’s tumor is the single greatest determinant of whether a person lives or dies after a diagnosis,” said Dr. Maura Gillison of Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. “HPV-positive patients have an approximate 60% reduction in risk of death after their diagnosis when compared to HPV-negative patients. Also, the HPV-linked oral cancer are caused by HPV-16, which is the strain targeted by both HPV vaccines recom-

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Women’s Basketball Update By Shannon Beamon

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It’s that time of year again! College basketball season is well underway, and we’re all eagerly listening to the squeak of sneakers, the drumming of basketballs, and the sweet swish of the net. As anyone in the Triangle area will tell you, this here is basketball country, and we’re ready for the best season yet. But it’s not just the men that have us crowding into the gyms, arenas, and domes of college basketball. The women of Duke, NC State, UNC, and NCCU have us shouting, jumping (and otherwise going crazy) this year as well. UNC’s Jessica Breland looks to pass.

The season so far…

Duke University

Conference: ACC Win-Loss Record*: 3-0 (Conference) 12-2 (Overall) After making it to the NCAA Elite Eight for two years running, the Lady Blue Devils are chomping at the bit to go farther and push harder. And already second in the ACC standings, they seem to be winding up for an even better season than last year. “I want our team to win it all,” says senior Kathleen Scheer, talking about the national championship, “It has never happened at Duke, and it would be a dream come true.” With fourteen games left to go, two of which will be against rival team Carolina, the Lady Blue Devils will have to keep fighting to get there. As Scheer says, “We must keep working hard and continue to get better on a daily basis in order to make that dream come true.”

ter, but plays as if it expects nothing less. “I want to go to the NCAA tournament, I want go past the first game, go all the way,” says senior Emili Tasler.

North Carolina Central University

Conference: MEAC Win-Loss Record*: 0-2 (Conference) 2-13 (Overall) With a single senior and only five upper classmen altogether, the young Lady Eagles have had a bit of a bumpy start, but they’re pushing through with what their coach considers to be excellent determination. “Their work ethic has been phenomenal,” said Coach Joli Robinson during the 2011-2012 media day. Every player’s working hard, everybody’s doing what we asked them to do; we’re just excited.” Already that hard work is paying off, and the young team is showing promise. Despite a recent loss to Florida A&M, Coach Robinson said in a post-game interview that younger players displayed great initiative with freshman Lakisha Evans and Kabrina Truesdale leading the team on a good run towards the end of the game.

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Former senior Tia Bell of NC State goes for the shot at the NC State-UNC game last year.

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North Carolina State University

Conference: ACC Win-Loss Record*: 0-3 (Conference) 10-3 (Overall) During an interview at the beginning of the season, head coach Kellie Harper described her team this way: “They have a chip on their shoulder. They have an attitude that they want to prove people wrong, that they want to go out and fight.” Despite being predicted to place seventh in the ACC standings, which Harper feels underestimates her team, the Lady Wolfpack not only believes it can do bet-

UNC Chapel Hill

Conference: ACC Win/Loss*: 2-1 (Conference) 12-3 (Overall) At the end of last season, Coach Sylvia Hatchel said on the radio show Sylvia Hatchel Live!, “I like where we’re playing, I like who we’re playing, and I’m just ready to play again.” And play they have. Ranked third in the ACC conference, and trailing Duke by only one conference loss, the Lady Tar Heels won’t settle for less than the best. “We play hard…we don’t accept losing,” said head coach Sylvia Hatchel after their overtime loss to Maryland, ranked number one in the ACC. Even after forcing Maryland into a season high of 21 turnovers, the Lady Tar Heels will be working harder than ever to ensure that they win the next one. And while every team is having a season to be proud of, for some that success is bittersweet. “It means I’m close to the end of my

Interesting Fact The ACC, one of the most challenging conferences in women’s basketball, has 12 teams. Of those 12, four are from North Carolina (double what any other state has). Of those four in North Carolina, three are in the Triangle area. And of those three in the Triangle area, two currently are ranked in the top three. college career,” says Duke senior Kathleen Scheer. “And that’s tough to think about.” Indeed, every team will be losing some major players come graduation this year. NCCU’s Coach Robinson knows that their sole senior, Blaire Houston, will be sorely missed. “She’s very used to the ups and downs, and she’s been such a wonderful leader for them, especially with the younger players,” said Coach Robinson on Media Day. Coach P (McCallie) of Duke is similarly upset to think about the seniors they will be losing at the end of the year. “Our seniors…when you look at Shay, Shay’s been solid not trying to force the game at all but let it come to her. Kathleen Scheer has been ready to come off the bench and give us energy. I love the maturity of Allison Venerey; she gives us a certain maturity and understanding,” Coach P noted during a postgame interview. And while the loss of these seniors will be hard next year, this year proves a blessing. Scheers points out, “Because I am a senior and I have been through a lot in four years, I am able to teach my teammates different lessons and guide them in the right direction.” Going through that experience themselves, the seniors know how to best help their teammates when words don’t suffice. “You really can’t explain [how a team works] to the young kids, you just kinda got to let them walk through it and just guide them, hold their hand, just be there for them, and have their back,” said former UNC senior Jessica Breland on the Sylvia Hatchel Live! show last year. These seniors understand what it means to be on a collegiate basketball team in the Triangle and they’re passing it on to the next generation of stars.

“Success in anything is about relationships,” explains UNC’s Coach Hatchel. “Sometimes it’s not about playing the top ten teams.” Sometimes it’s about helping each other out. And not just within the team. The women’s basketball teams of the Triangle make it a point to play each other every season, whether they are supposed to or not. As Hatchel will tell you, in the end it helps make every team stronger. So pull out those blue, red, and maroon shirts, ladies and gentlemen; jump around and holler a little! “Our fans are important to our success,” says head coach Joli Robinson in the NCCU Information Guide. “You can feel it in the players…it picks their play up.” Similarly, Coach P said in an interview earlier this year, “It’s the greatest environment in college basketball…to be in Cameron Indoor Stadium with our fans with our fans and the excitement I just know our team loves it and really gets a lot of energy from the place…especially when we get the huge crowds. That place almost vibrates a little bit. It gives you a little extra something.” The fans have an important role in this great tradition too, so check out the upcoming games listed below and then let’s make some noise for the marvelous ladies of college basketball.




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DINING: Where the Wolf Pack Eats By Angelica Roman

Amedeo Richard DeAngelis, Jr. with his father on the right, Amedeo Richard DeAngelis, Sr. This picture was taken in the early 1940s on the back stoop of their Italian Grocery Store in Reading, Pa.

Whether you’re looking for a great Italian restaurant, a place to catch the

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Wolfpack play, or somewhere to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere, Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant in Raleigh is the place to be. From the sport decor to the legendary lasagna, this restaurant is a must-see.

The History

Amedeo Richard DeAngelis, also known as Dick DeAngelis, grew up in Reading, PA, where his family owned an Italian grocery store. He and his family lived in the apartment above the store, where his mother graced their table with delicious, authentic Italian dishes. In 1954, DeAngelis moved to North Carolina on a football scholarship to N.C. State University, where he played as a lineman under the leadership of coach Earle Edwards. He and his 1957 team were ACC Conference champions. “He was an excellent football player,” said Dave Parker, son-inlaw of DeAngelis. “[He] was tagged the Best


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Lineman of the Decade for the 1950s,” he said, in N.C. State’s 100th year of football celebration in 1991. His passion for the game didn’t fade after his college career came to an end, and he returned to the field as the assistant coach. However, the longing for his mother’s home cooking began to eat away at him. In 1963 armed with his mother’s family recipes, DeAngelis opened his restaurant, Amedeo’s, on Western Boulevard. “The reason that he opened up the restaurant was because he knew there was a market for it in Raleigh,” said Parker. “Back in those days, Italian food in Raleigh was ketchup and bread.” With DeAngelis’ history with the university, it didn’t take long for Amedeo’s to become a Wolfpack destination,

with athletes, students and coaches alike filling the restaurants tables. In 2010, David Harris and his partner bought Amedeo’s after seeing the potential and opportunity to take the restaurant to the next level. Dave Parker and his wife, Jill DeAngelis Parker, continue to work with Harris and own a minority share of the business.

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Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant 3905 Western Boulevard Raleigh, NC 919-851-0473

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Amedeo’s is second to none when it comes to its passion for the Wolfpack. The walls are filled with photos, stories, programs and more from N.C. State sports history. The photos of players from as far back as the early 1900s to present day fill the walls, giving the restaurant a Hall of Fame feel. Each room and booth features a Staterelated theme, from teams to individual athletes. There is the “Earle Edwards Booth”, “Women’s Soccer Booth” and even a “National Guard Armory Booth”, a dedication of DeAngelis’ respect for the troops. The Basketball Coaches Room features a basketball court against one wall. It once served as the backdrop to the Herb Sendek show and is now an autograph wall. A similar footballfield autograph wall is located in the Football Room. Parker is the man behind the memorabilia. In 1992, he began with a single collage of articles and photos from the 1983 National Championship. “That was the first thing I did down here,” said Parker. “I do it because its fun, and the [Wolfpack] fanbase loves it.” Parker keeps it fresh by adding new photos of recent players, but keeps the legends of the past as well. The lobby features family photographs, from DeAngelis’ parents to his grandchildren. A family tree hangs just above the lobby seating area. An interesting feature is the celebrity photos. One is a signed photograph from comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis, who worked at Amedeo’s while attending N.C. State. Another photo features Lynell Williamson, DeAngelis’ first employee and cook, who is still serving up the flavorful fare.

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Where the Wolf Pack Eats continued

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DeAngelis’ original family recipes are still used in the kitchen, even more than 40 years later. New recipes and dishes have been added over the years to give more variety. With the menu ranging from build-yourown pasta to parmigiana to pizza and calzones, there is sure to be something to please anyone. If you just can’t decide on a single thing, there is one dish, the most popular, that the restaurant recommends. “The lasagna, of course,” said Katie, Parker’s daughter, and a server at the restaurant. “And people usually add an order of bleu cheese on the side, and they just dump bleu cheese [on top].” The bleu cheese, along with Mama D’s Italian Vinaigrette and Thousand Island dressings, are homemade from DeAngelis’ recipes. But that’s not all. The bread, pizza dough, cheesecake, pizza and pasta sauces, and more are homemade. “We have a different pizza sauce than our tomato sauce, it has special [seasonings]” said Katie. With so many choices and homemade dishes, its no wonder many customers have been regulars for quite a while—from students cheering on their team during the games to families out for their weekly pizza night. Amedeo’s even offers catering and their “Food for a Pack” large orders.


The Specials

Amedeo’s offers some appealing specials. Students with any college ID can get half-price entrees on Tuesdays after 4pm, and 15% off their meal any other day. On Sundays through Thursdays during away game TV broadcasts, students get half-price pizzas. NCSU faculty and staff receive 15% off their meals Sunday through Thursday as well. Looking for more than a meal? Sunday nights at 7:30 are Trivia Nights, featuring half-price appetizers for players. On Monday nights at 6:30, NC State fans are invited to watch the recording of the Riddick and Reynolds podcast in the bar, as they talk State sports and interview featured guests. Amedeo’s is looking to host an NFL Fan Club on Sundays. If you are interested you can email Dave Parker at “Amedeo’s is on the Bucket List of things to do while you’re in Raleigh,” said Parker. Part N.C. State fan cave, part Italian restaurant, and all one big family, there really is no place quite like Amedeo’s.

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DeAngelis’ original family recipes are still used in the kitchen, even more than 40 years later.


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows By Lamar Hill exceptional. The only man capable of besting Holmes at this game, Moriarty pushes him to new level of ingenuity that is a tribute not only to the talented writers of this film (Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney), but a tribute to the history of Sherlock Holmes itself. This could not be done without sublime acting, and Robert Downey, Jr. and Jared Harris truly deliver. Their emotions are real, their rivalry is real, and the tension between them is palpable. Captivating as the two of them are, their companions are not to be overlooked. Jude Law not only saves his butt time and time again, but he heightens Robert Downey Jr.’s performance as well. Moriarty’s companion is the revered marksman Sebastian Moran, played by Paul Anderson, and his aloof yet powerful presence keeps the danger Holmes is facing constantly in mind (you should see this guy with a gun!). Sebastian might actually be my favorite character, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him again (*wink wink*). The entire cast delivers, and the technical team should be given a standing ovation for the visual glory that this movie contains. Seriously epic. You don’t want to miss this film, and you don’t want to blink in its final minutes—the supreme mano-a-mano showdown that was always meant to be. For those detective film buffs out there, the above may not sound like a description for your regular detective film, but Sherlock Holmes is no regular detective, and A Game of Shadows is no ordinary film. Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of his time, and A Game of Shadows might just be the greatest movie of the year, a stunning end to 2011. Happy New Year.


When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced his character, he probably had no idea how powerful and marketable the Sherlock Holmes legacy would become. 125 years and countless renditions since that introduction, Sherlock Holmes has become an unstoppable force of success and a tireless source of intellect and intrigue. The latest rendition, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, is without a doubt one of the greatest, and will surely be remembered as a highlight of the Holmes tradition. Directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, and Dan Lin, A Game of Shadows is the thrilling December 2011 sequel to the Sherlock Holmes film of 2009. The film stars Robert Downey, Jr. as ingenious detective Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law as Holmes’s hard-hitting and loyal assistant Dr. Watson, and Jared Harris as Professor James Moriarty, one of the most superb and able villains ever created. The film begins with a bombing and a gorgeous cameo (seriously gorgeous), and the entertainment only escalates from there. Having finally met his match and the single greatest case of his career, Sherlock Holmes is soon launched into a full-blown war with an intellect and combat prowess as great as his own in an investigation the outcome of which could lead to the destruction or salvation of the world. While the “end of the world” high stakes and the general end-game of this film are nothing new, the graphics, the hilarity, and the masterfully exhilarating confrontations put this movie in a class of its own. In the shadowy chess game that Holmes and Moriarty engage in, each move is a killing one, and each counterattack is

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Music in 2011—What We Didn’t Like By Lamar Hill

I would like to point out that my ears are very easy to please. Like many, if the beat and the rhythm are sick, if the chorus is catchy, if the bridge goes bananas, and if the instruments are on point, I am going to love the song. The genre doesn’t matter, the artist doesn’t matter, the lyrics don’t matter—I’m that simple. However, simple as I am, it is easy to get on my nerves, and I’m assuming it’s even easier to annoy hardcore music fans who love specific types of music. That being said, here’s a list of some of the complaints about music I heard last year. Some of these are about music itself, some are about music media, and some are about specific artists. What is the same for every complaint, though, is that no one wants to see this happening again in 2012.

MUSIC 1. Female artists got away with a few 4. Well, not every artist. I think we crimes last year. Just because Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Adele, and everybody else are amazing artists, that doesn’t mean that every song they put out is amazing and should be on the radio a billion times. I agree. “Marry the Night,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” and “Best Thing I Never Had” were particularly annoying. Let’s judge songs individually, not by the popularity of the artist.

2. Along similar lines, radio people,

it’s ok to have some variety on the radio. You really don’t have to play the same ten songs over and over again. AND you can even play music from previous years! Don’t limit yourselves to what’s hot NOW. Good music transcends time. This way I don’t have to turn to three different stations and hear the same song. Annoying.

3. “Give Lil Wayne more credit!” I

don’t know how much credit he should get, but I was surprised by the one meaningful song he put out—“How to Love.” Maybe there’s more meaning to come, so let’s not hate on him quite so hard this year. Give every artist a chance to prove himself.


can all agree that there is one artist who should just plain old quit. He is easily the biggest complaint I’ve heard day in and day out all year long. Justin Bieber. There’s so much to say, but really, there’s nothing to say. All I can do is shake my head as I muse that Justin would make a really great female artist. Justina maybe?

5. I also heard several complaints

about Nicki Minaj. They were nonspecific, so I dismiss them as hater talk, but there is one valid point among them concerning her eccentric tastes. She’s a great rapper and a gorgeous woman, but I’m often distracted by her glitter and glam, too. It’s overwhelming. With her curves….I mean with her talent….it’s a little unnecessary. ou have our undivided attention, Nicki. Just tone down the flibbity jibbity.

These were just some of the strongest complaints I heard last year. I’m sure we can all think of dozens more. I’m out of space, though, and I think we’ve covered the biggest artists of the year already. 2012, 2011 was awesome, but you are going to take our advice and be better.

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ParkWest Shopping Center

N I-40 Hwy 54 919-361-0302

10 % OFF Your First Activity 919.455.6001

Expressions 20% OFF

Some restrictions apply 3/31/2012


1398 Kildaire Farm Road Cary, NC 27511 919.380.2029 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State University

3741 Thistledown Drive Raleigh, NC 27606 USA 919.854.0001 Fax 919.854.0091 U the Magazine | February-March 2012

137 E. Rosemary St. Chapel Hill, NC 919-967-3666

1398 Kildaire Farm Road Cary, NC 27511 919.380.2029



Administrative Fee (up to a $125 value)


Administrative Fee may be required at time of application and applied to first month’s rent.


Main: 919.510.4010 • Fax: 919.510.4009

$100 OFF First Month’s Rent

$0 Application fee $0 Administrative fee

4016 Twickenham Court Raleigh, NC

$100 Off

First Month’s Rent


15% OFF

Complete Tux Rental 734 Ninth Street • Durham, 27705


Present this coupon when applying for 1/2 off your application & administration fees.

Bring this coupon for

10% OFF on waxing

Call Us At 919.286.1802 | Visit us on the web.

See Coupon on page 29

$10 off local delivery Or Free Brides Bouquet (on weddings of $500 or more)


704 Ninth Street • Durham 919.416.9705

Buy one wrap @ $30.00 & get 2nd one free Kert Martinez 919.368.8021



240 Ivy Meadow Lane • Durham, NC 27707 855-808-7964 Ninth Street Flowers is a locally owned family business that delivers the freshest flowers to ALL Triangle campuses.

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Limited Student offer:

Village of Pickwick



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Village of Pickwick 4016 Twickenham Court Raleigh, NC

$100 Off

First Month’s Rent


15% OFF

Complete Tux Rental 734 Ninth Street • Durham, 27705


Bring this coupon for

10% OFF on waxing

TradeMark Residential

Main: 919.510.4010 • Fax: 919.510.4009

$100 OFF First Month’s Rent

Limited Student offer:

$0 Application fee $0 Administrative fee Present this coupon when applying for 1/2 off your application & administration fees.


704 Ninth Street • Durham 919.416.9705

Buy one wrap @ $30.00 & get 2nd one free Kert Martinez 919.368.8021 U the Magazine | February-March 2012

240 Ivy Meadow Lane • Durham, NC 27707 855-808-7964 Ninth Street Flowers is a locally owned family business that delivers the freshest flowers to ALL Triangle campuses. Call Us At 919.286.1802 | Visit us on the web.

See Coupon on page 29

$10 off local delivery Or Free Brides Bouquet (on weddings of $500 or more)


See coupon on page 29

Offer subject to change. U the Magazine | February-March 2012


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