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FDA warns against eating pistachios The FDA was alerted on March 24 that Kraft Foods Inc. has found salmonella in roasted pistachios during routine testing. The nuts were traced to Setton Farms in Terra Bella,CA. Setton is recalling 1 million pounds of pistachio products. Kraft is removing its Back to Nature Trail Mix from stores and Kroger is recalling Private Selection shelled pistachios.

Women’s plea deal includes ‘resurrection clause’ As part of her plea deal, the charges faced by Ria Ramkissoon, who pled guilty to a count of child abuse resulting in the starvation death of her year-old son Javon Thompson, will be dropped if her son is resurrected from the dead. Ramkissoon is a member of a religious cult known as One Mind Ministries and as another part of her deal must testify against four of its members. She will also undergo deprogramming and psychiatric counseling.

munity. Of the roughly 3,100 freshmen, sophomores and juniors at the university, there are four candidates running for the four executive positions up for election. The only contested office is that of the Secretary. There are no candidates for Speaker of the House. However, petitions for Speaker will be accepted up to 12 p.m. on April 3. All of the candidates are coming to the table with some SG experience this year, though it is unevenly distributed among them. Junior Meghan Haenn, who is the sole presidential candidate and current co-chair of the Campus Life Committee, campaigns on a five-point

By Caitlin Brooks | News editor The student body was polarized over the 2008 U.S. presidential election last fall. As Election Day drew near and a historical outcome loomed inevitable, hot debates arose over dinner at the Pit and at organized student political forums, and some students opted to spend a semester traveling on the campaign trail. Unfortunately, the same ardor seems lacking five months after U.S. president Barack Obama’s election as Student Government (SG) elections dawn unexpectedly on the university com-

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Better Communication with Student Body: -Student forums on Student Life, SAT Policy, Financial Aid -Office Hours for SG Members -Broadcast and constituent e-mails Increasing Funds for Student Groups: -Munshaw’s Strategic Plan proposal is still under review Community building activities: -Random Acts of Fun: Free food, Puppies on the Quad -Seize the Quad -Homecoming Bash

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New kids on the Block Ron Paul By R. Hunter Bratton | Asst. opinion editor

The 2008-2009 school year has brought with it many changes to the university, but with the retooling of the admissions process, a capricious basketball season and a new provost for the College, many students have failed to notice that Greek life on campus has changed too. Along with the flood of a new freshman class, the school year saw a great, yet organized, shuffle of Greek and club lounges. Although to many students these changes seemed nothing more than a fraternity/sorority lounge trading game, the reassignment of lounges was a planned initiative hoping to assist the ever-evolving fraternity and sorority scenes, a plan which now can be seen as an overarching preparation to move fraternities and sororities out of the dorms dedicated to first-year students. Of course, the university’s plan to increase the size of enrollment in the upcoming years was a motivator for the new lounge assignment, but the return of some of the university’s historic fraternities and sororities, as well as the birth of new ones, made this new arrangement a necessity. Over three years ago, a small group of underground members from Sigma Phi Epsilon, the once notorious black sheep of the university Greek system, began the process of re-colonizing at the university. These students held informational meetings trying to gain back the good graces of the university and the national organization. In the spring of 2008, meetings with deans, the Student Life Committee and national representatives were occurring more regularly and by the spring of 2009, chapter members as well as national representatives were conducting their formal recruitment process.

Obama believes that G20 summit will fight recession U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown predict that the emergency G-20 economic summit on April 2 will produce a significant global deal to tackle the deepening worldwide recession. Others weren’t so sure. France warned that neither it nor Germany would agree to “false compromises” that soft-pedal a need for tougher financial regulation to curb abuses that contributed to the spreading chaos. Outside the carefully scripted meetings, protesters smashed bank windows and pelted police with eggs and fruit. Thousands of protestors surged London’s financial district, attempting to storm the banks.

British troops begin to withdraw from Iraq Formal withdrawal began March 31 for British troops in southern Iraq. The remaining 4,000 troops will leave by the summer. This puts an end to the UK’s six-year combat missing in Iraq. The British headquarters staff of 40 people pulled out of Basra on the 31st as well. Military control of the region passed to the United States.

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CIT announces specs for new ThinkPads By Ashton Astbury | Asst. news editor

On March 25, the university’s Committee on Information Technology (CIT) announced that the notebook computer for the coming year will be the Lenovo ThinkPad T400 with Windows Vista operating system. The distribution of the T400 series laptops to incoming freshmen and juniors will coincide with the start of the fall 2009 semester. CIT is a committee comprised of faculty and student representatives that was instrumental in determining the model of the new laptop. The group is charged with oversight of issues relating to information technology on campus. According to Rick Matthews, Associate Provost for Information Systems, the selection of the T400 model was made by CIT with support and advice from Information Systems. “The T400 is a high value laptop, very rugged and a PC Magazine Edi-

tor’s Choice in its price class,” Matthews said. According to sophomore Elizabeth Armstrong, CIT student representative, the T400 has a stronger, sturdier and smaller shell than the R60 (the model used by current sophomores and seniors). Improved features include an LED backlight, improved color gamut and longer battery life of up to 6.5 hours. The system also has a faster CPU, faster graphics and a built-in web cam. Provost Jill Tiefenthaler approached CIT in the fall with a request to examine the laptop program with the goal of identifying components essential to preserving key academic benefits, Armstrong said. In addition to obtaining faculty opinion through forums and individual discussion within departments, Armstrong was charged with designing a survey that would represent students’ attitudes toward their laptops.

Overall, the survey results revealed that freshmen and juniors were far more satisfied with their T61 series laptops than sophomores and seniors who use R60s. “I think the percentage of members of the Class of 2011 satisfied with their computers will definitely go up upon exchanging their current laptops for the T400 model,” Armstrong said. “Only around 10 percent of sophomores a n d seniors w e r e satisfied with the R60 model and cited necessary improvements in battery life, virus protection and stability. Sophomores who are upset with their R60s should be anticipating their exchange with an open mind because the T400s are beyond comparison to

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the R60s.” In regard to changes in the laptop system, Armstrong affirms that the switch in operating systems from Windows XP to Windows Vista comes at an appropriate time. “Although there were various problems with Vista when it was first introduced, they have been thoroughly examined and addressed by Microsoft and CIT believes that the system now works very well,” Armstrong said. Some of the benefits of the Vista operating system include: better file and media navigation; better

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Sports | B1 The road ends here All 347 Division I schools dream of ending their season by cutting down the nets at the Final Four as CBS cues up “One Shining Moment”

to address university By Katie Phillips | Staff writer

Congressman and former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has accepted an invitation to speak in Wait Chapel at 7 p.m. on April 20. The president of the university’s Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter, junior Jared Fuller, worked with the national YAL organization to bring Paul to campus. The event is co-sponsored by YAL, who spearheaded the effort, and College Republicans.“We are very excited about the opportunity and this event should end up being the biggest event this year!” Fuller said. “Dr. Paul’s rise to fame last year resulted in him raising more money (with an average donation of about $35) than any candidate on a single day, yet the media blacked out his views.” “Things are a bit different now,” he said. “Ron Paul was right. He was the only candidate who was talking about the housing bubble before it popped. Now, his fame is even further rising as he is almost daily asked to appear on network TV media and other media sources. His message is not only provocative, it is growing.” Paul is currently a congressman from Texas enjoying a national reputation as the premier advocate for libertarianism in politics today. He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke University School of Medicine before serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960s. He then moved to Texas with his wife, specializing in obstetrics/gynecology and delivering over 4,000 babies. Paul is the author of several books, including Challenge to Liberty, The Case for Gold and A Republic, If You Can Keep It. YAL is the continuation of another group called Students for Ron Paul (SFP). The national YAL stemmed from students’ support of Paul during the 2008 presidential election. In less than 8 months, SFP established over 500 college and high school chapters in all 50 states, and over 26,000 students joined the Ron Paul 2008 campaign. After the election, Students for Ron Paul continued their drive under a new name, Young Americans for Liberty. Now with a continuously growing network of students, YAL members “seek to recruit, train, educate and mobilize students on the ideals of liberty and the Constitution,” according to Fuller. Paul has agreed to speak at a handful of YAL events at other universities. “The YAL of Wake Forest offers membership to those who do not want to be associated with the divisive politics of Democrat or Republican,” Fuller said. “Our message is about consistent principles, not everchanging party lines. “We are committed to serious engagement in the study of liberty, both economic and political, and getting other people involved.”

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Reynolda Film Festival returns to campus this weekend Aspiring filmmakers and film lovers alike will have the opportunity to see three feature films and attend animation presentations with industry experts at Reynolda Film Festival. On April 3, Honeydripper will be shown at 7 p.m. in Annenberg Forum followed by a Q&A with director John Sayles. The Betrayal will be shown on April 4 in Pugh Auditorium followed by a Q&A with director Thavisouk Phrasavath. At 9 p.m. on April 4, Wendy and Lucy will play in Annenberg Forum. For more information, visist www.reynoldafilmfestival.com.

University hosts conference to rethink college admissions With the goal of addressing the latest research on standardized tests for college admissions and exploring alternative ways of evaluating applicants, economists, sociologists and other higher education experts will join admissions directors from the nation’s most selective universities in Benson University Center April 15 and 16. The national conference, “Rethinking Admissions,” is free and open to the public.

Carter, Angelou to speak in Wait Chapel for Baptist convention Former President Jimmy Carter and Reynolds Professor of American Studies Maya Angelou will speak in Wait Chapel as a part of the New Baptist Covenant Southeast Regional Meeting. The university’s Divinity School is hosting the event, which will take place April 24-25. The theme for this year is “God’s year to act: responding to a society in crisis.” Find out more at www.newbaptistcovenantse.org.

Student Government debates to be held April 5 Students are invited to attend Student Government election debates at 6 p.m. April 5 in Pugh Auditorium. For the first time, student leaders of the Old Gold and Black, The Student (the university’s online magazine), WAKE TV and WAKE Radio helped form the questions that will be presented to the candidates during the debate.

Correction In the March 26 article, “Students seize on campus opportunity,” we reported that the lead singer of To the Nines was Ben Fold’s younger brother, Chuck Folds. He is actually the lead singer of the originally scheduled band, Rubberband, which canceled because of inclement weather.

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By Haowei Tong | Photo editor An idea conceived by the World Wide Fund for Nature and The Sydney Morning Herald, Earth Hour is an annual event held annually on the last Saturday of March. It unites households, businesses and landmarks all over the world in conserving energy. This year, more than 88 countries and 4,000 cities joined, a tenfold increase from 2008. According to an online Zogby survey, 36 million people participated last year. The first Earth Hour occurred in Sydney when its 2.2 million residents turned off all non-essential lights in 2007. The following year, many other cities adopted the event. In 2008, iconic attractions all around the world participated, including the Sydney Opera House, Rome’s Colosseum, London’s City Hall and Bangkok’s Wat Arun Buddhist Temple. In the United States, the Empire State Building, Sears Tower and Golden Gate Bridge all shut off their lights. This year, for the first time, the United Nations headquarters in New York City shut off and dimmed its lights during the hour. More impressively, over 15 million Filipinos were estimated to have flipped the switch. One of the biggest improvements between 2008 and 2009 was observed in Ireland, where only 50 megawatts were saved last year and 30 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions were saved this year. A number of media outlets joined the effort, including the National Geographic Channel and Google. “Blackle.com,” an environmentally-friendly extension of Google, is always available.

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It’s currently available in seven different languages and being translated into more. According to research published by UCBerkeley’s Ernest Orlando Berkeley National Laboratory, “image displayed is primarily a function of the user’s color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen.” To this day, it has saved more than 1,162,275,000 watt hours. President Nathan O. Hatch authorized the extinguishing of lights on Wait Chapel during this year’s Earth Hour. This occasion was featured on local Fox 8 News. Hatch also asked Jim Alty, associate vice president for Campus Facilities and Services, to oversee turning off other nonessential lighting on campus during that hour. In an e-mail to students regarding the Earth Hour initiative, Hatch remarked that the two proposed new buildings on

campus, the Welcome/Admissions Center and South Residence Hall, are intended to be LEED certified. February’s Residence Life and Housing furniture showcase included many sustainable designs, including bamboo chairs. “Overall, (Earth Hour) was a success and I look forward to improving the event for next year” junior Kyle Grochmal wrote on the “Black and Gold Go Green” blog. A link to the Fox 8 news clip is available on the Web site, www.sustainwfu.blogspot.com. Grochmal also noted that Wake Forest News Service had helped to promote the university’s Earth Hour initiatives. Hatch also emphasized other advancements in the university’s sustainability goals. Wake Forest recently hired the university’s first Director of Sustainability, Dedee Johnston. She will “be responsible for coordinating a wide range of efforts and activities at Wake Forest with regard to sustainability,” Hatch said.

The English department hosted Debra Rae Cohen, who presented, “Sound Ideas: Between the Bowery and the BBC,” on March 26. Cohen is an assistant professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She has previously taught at the University of Arkansas and the University of Helsinki. Cohen has a B.A. from Yale University, and she received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. Prior to teaching, Cohen worked as a rock ‘n’ roll critic, writing for Village Voice and Rolling Stones. Author of Remapping the Home Front: Locating Citizenship in British Women’s Great War Fiction, Cohen specializes in 20th century British literature, gender studies, modernism and media, World War I and popular music studies. Cohen began her presentation with a joke about the apparent paradoxical nature of the “adultness” of her career in rock ‘n’ roll criticism. She made several references to how different the music world is today from what it was in the 1970s and 1980s. “It’s hard to imagine a time when I could feed myself on the hors d’oeuvres at a record label listening party,” Cohen said. In a society where single-song downloads dominate the music world, Cohen’s specialization in radio broadcasting may seem trivial. However, because she has been able to apply her expertise of broadcast and modernism to research on the BBC and the effects of the radio on literature over the decades, Cohen makes a powerful argument about the relationship between the history of the radio and popular culture. Cohen’s argument explored two different aspects of the history of modern music: the

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Quiz Bowl draws interest, participation By Elliot Engstrom | Managing editor

The Wake Forest Quiz Bowl Team hosted the first annual Campus Academic Trivia Tournament from March 18 to March 25 in multiple locations around the campus. The tournament featured both a student and faculty division, and a total of 56 teams participated. Which such a large number of teams involved, competition was fierce, but victors were crowned March 25 in Pugh Auditorium. A team referring to themselves as “The Froasters” which consisted of seniors Ashton Coffey and Christ Cotter and juniors Marcus Keely, Matt Steen and Ryan Niland won the student division, taking home a $1,000 prize paid for by the Student Activity Fee. The history department’s team took the faculty division title, featuring team members Assistant Professor Charles Wilkins, Professor Michael Hughes, Assistant Professor Monique O’Connell and Associate Professor Susan Rupp. “I think the event went well,” senior

Quiz Bowl Team member Jacob Bathanti said. “Both faculty and student participants were, for the most part, very enthusiastic. “There were a few delays and glitches, since we were dealing with a large number of participants, but most everything went very smoothly, considering that this was our first time running such an event.” An enormous group of students took the opportunity to compete in the week-long event. Keely Williford was excited about the event from the start. “It caught my attention because I did Quiz Bowl in high school, and it was always something that was really enjoyable for me,” Keely said. “I think the moment I realized that we had a shot at winning it was after we won our first three matches.”

While the money certainly was an incentive, Keely and his teammates got involved for the fun and challenge of the event. “I wasn’t really in it for the money,” Keely said. “That was kind of the icing on the cake.” Senior Ross Williford, another member of the Quiz Bowl team, was particularly pleased with faculty involvement in the event. “The faculty at times were more enthusiastic than the students,” Williford said. I think the difficulty and the format of the questions were a bit better suited to the scholarly mindset.” Despite the fact that there was no monetary prize for the faculty winners, Williford still thought that the competition was fierce. “The faculty that were competing were doing so just for the glory, and not a monetary prize of any kind, so there was more motivation for the competition itself,” he said. In part because of the success of the event’s inaugural year, students can expect to see the event continue in some form in the future.

“We’ve certainly laid the groundwork for the event continuing yearly, with the necessary modifications,” Williford said. “Since Jacob and I are both graduating, we would need a new generation of leaders to step up and run things. So, hopefully it will happen, but it’s hard to say at this point.” Bathanti is also optimistic about the event’s future, and he is also happy to have been able to do something for the university community. “I can’t say Bathanti enough about our Quiz Bowl volunteers,” he said. “They put in several long days, without any real ulterior motives. For faculty and students this was, I think, about fun, prizes and bragging rights. But for us on the Quiz Bowl team, it was about giving something back to the university community.”

POLICE BEAT University Police responded to 72 calls from March 23-29, including 10 incidents and investigations and 70 service calls. The following is a summary of the incidents and investigations.

Thefts • Cash totaling $200 was reported stolen from an unattended purse in the food court at Benson University Center between 9 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. March 23.

• An unattended cell phone valued at $50 was reported stolen from the wall near the entrance to Hearn Plaza at Kitchin Residence Hall between 1 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. March 21. • A wallet and contents valued at $139 were reported stolen from an unsecured locker at Reynolds Gym between 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. March 23. • A wristwatch and cash, valued together at $180, were reported stolen March 28 from an unsecured locker at Reynolds Gym.

• A Lewisville man’s Apple laptop computer, iPod and carrying case, valued together at $3,847, were reported stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in Lot R1 beside Polo Residence Hall between 10:45 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. March 29. • An iPod and four pairs of sunglasses, valued together at $985, were reported stolen from a student’s vehicle while it was parked in Lot Z beside Student Apartments. The incident occurred between 2 a.m. and 2:20 a.m. March 29.


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Election: Hopefuls propose new strategies Continued from Page A1

candid conversation with the sometimes independent, white and minority or This increased communication and its of the confusion surrounding the somevillianized and victimized president who liberal and conservative gap. future course was of particular impor- times inconsistent constituent e-mails too often becomes the scapegoat of the In addition to huge campus-wide tance to the two Secretary candidates: that every student receives from their platform designed to address the many university’s controversial decisions. parties like Seize the Quad (the second freshman Megan Bosworth, the scribe SG representative. facets of the university experience. “There is a lot of Bosworth of which is slated of the Academic The “theme of engagement,” as Haenn hostility towards took a different for April 17), small Committee and titled the encompassing theme of her the administraapproach. Her events like Puppies sophomore Swayze Meghan Haenn Saket Munshaw platform, aims to improve students’ tion, a huge disemphasize was on the Quad, part Smartt, SG webrelationships to their academics, admin- connect. We are clearly on the of the Random master and member • Junior • Junior istration, the graduate schools, fellow a small school, so academic comActs of Fun SG of the Appropria• President • Treasurer students and the external community. we should take munity, someinitiative aim to tions and CharTo this end, Haenn wants to promote advantage of that, thing she made make life a little ter Committee. • Hometown: • Hometown: awareness of little known programs get to know them clear through more livable for Though it was of Arnold, Md. Ahmedabad, India such as the Provost’s Office’s Engage- (administrators) her involvement students during equal importance, ment Fund, which allots $8/student to personally, even in the Academic the average work the two candievery professor on campus for every class consider them Committee and week. dates addressed it taught to fund an outside activity that mentors,” Haenn her belief that the Junior Saket from very different engages the students in a meaningful said. student-faculty Munshaw, who angles. way. Haenn also relationship is is running for a Smartt brings his The program is currently underused, hopes to better utilize the resources of second term as SG Treasurer, focused experience as webmaster to the table in one that should be fostered carefully. but if implemented fully, it could pro- the graduate schools by implementing on this aspect of campus life as well and manners of communications and enviShe also really emphasized the role of mote close student-faculty relationships mertor partnerships or internship pro- emphasized the role that administration sions a system that is heavily web reli- SG as a servant for the student body and and enhance the academic experience. grams. played in the success of Seize the Quad ant and intricately links the position of applauded the current executive board Haenn also hopes to address a freA huge issue for all the candidates was and will play in any future attempts at secretary and webmaster. for their ability to keep with their motto quently controversial topic, the rela- the issue of campus life. The division increasing on campus social activity. “The secretary is the main line of of “Keeping the Promise,” which saw a tionship of the administration to the between Greek students and indepenLast fall, Munshaw, a two year member communication between student gov- lot of follow-through on new initiatives university body. dents is not a new issue, nor is the popular of the Student Budget Advisory Com- ernment and the student body,” Smartt and old issues. There was a lot feeling that social mittee (SBAC), “This isn’t about what SG wants. We said. of backlash and live tends to revolve submitted a StraHe proposed are a resource for the students. If you distrust of adminaround frater- tegic Plan proposal updates to the SG are elected, it is your duty to due what Swayze Smartt Megan Bosworth istrators last year, nity lounges and, requesting a total web site that would your students want you to do,” Bosworth as students clammore frequently, of $115,000 to create a student said. • Sophomore • Freshman ored for greater off-campus house sustain existing This touched on an issue that seemed to question forum for transparency of parties but prior frustrate all the candidates, and really gets student organizaundergrads to pose • Secretary • Secretary information. to what was largely tions and allow for queries to the Sec- to the heart of the scanty candidate pool • Hometown: • Hometown: Through SG iniconsidered a suc- new charters. The retary, who would for this year’s election; student apathy. Dallas, Texas Bethania, N.C. tiatives, students cessful Seize the plan is currently “It’s really hard when we feel like we funnel the issues are seeing signs Quad on March under review. to the member of are putting out tons and tons of informaof progress on 20, little had been Munshaw also SG best suited to tion and students don’t keep themselves this frontier, yet done to address the emphasized the address them and informed. I would like to ask students to Haenn notes that situation. success of the then post a reply pay more attention,” Haenn said. negative feelings Just as last year’s efforts of SG to According to the candidates, SG can online for the still linger. election centered on transparency, this get information to the students through public to see. only accomplish the ambitions of the She has tried to dispel this through year’s focuses on restoring vibrancy to e-mails from constituents, student Smartt also proposed a direct line of student body if students pay attention the implementation of “What’s Brewing campus life and bridging the gap between forums and e-mails directly from current communication between the secretary to the world around them and commuwith Dr. Hatch,” a program that allows clichés of students, be it the Greek and SG President, junior Jermyn Davis. and the student body to eliminate some nicate their needs.

Reynolda Film Festival to inform and entertain By Haowei Tong | Photo editor

This year, the Reynolda Film Festival returns to the university from April 1-5. Speakers will include Academy Award nominees and film students, offerings designed to appeal to all audiences. All events, features and screenings are free and open to the public. The festival began with a panel discussion on April 1. The forum was comprised of animators, artists, managers and supervisors from Pixar Animation Studios, Blue Sky Studios, Out Of Our Minds Animation Studios, Tippett Studios and Rhythm and Hues Studios. Their projects included Wall-E, Ice Age, Dear Sweet Emma, Cloverfield and The Incredible Hulk, respectively. Visual effects and animation were focal points of discussion, and an audience Q&A followed. Multiple “In the Shade” sessions will be offered on April 2. Lee Norris of One Tree Hill and Blood Done Sign My Name discussed acting, television and movie production. Anjelica Casillas, digital production manager at Rhythm and Hues Studios, addressed production processes and the notorious job search within the industry. Computer graphics will be the focus of Russell Darling’s talk. Darling is the CG supervisor at Tippett Studios. Finally, a storyboard artist at Blue Sky Studios, Bill Frake, will lead a discussion on the storyboard and production process. On April 2, Pixar Animation Studio’s animator Adam Burke will deliver an address titled “The Pixar Experience.” Burke joined Pixar in 2005, and he has worked on The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. In addition to his work at Pixar, Burke teaches at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco. He attended the character animation program at the California Institute for the Arts in Valencia, California. He’s expected to speak on the relevance of education in the animation industry. Honeydripper, a musical drama film featuring Danny Glover, will be shown on April 3. Filmed and set in Alabama, it tells the adventures and woes of a failing blues club that hires a young electric guitarist to stay afloat. Variety magazine film critic John Anderson wrote, “(Director) John

Sayles the storyteller and John Sayles the political progressive haven’t always played well together, but, in the endearing musical time-piece Honeydripper, the indie icon lets his narrative gifts take the lead and the social issues follow like a tight bass line.” Reservations are recommended for this viewing. Sayles will participate in a live video Q&A session with the audience following the movie. Honeydripper is his 16th independent movie. It won the Image Award for Outstanding Independent Film. A reception for alumni will include screenings of graduates’ productions. Among them are a music video for Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes Argeppi,” by J.S. Mayank (’07) and shorts, “Forgive Us for Our Transgressis,” by Alex Creswick (’07) and “Just One of the Gynos,” by Tripper Clancy (’02). April 4 will spotlight another striking film, Oscar-nominated documentary The Betrayal, and offer the opportunity to speak with Thavisouk Phrasavath, its Oscar-nominated co-director. The Betrayal, containing footage which spans 23 years, conveys the epic story of a family forced to leave Laos after the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Phrasavath is the main subject of the film and his experiences in New York City mesmerize audiences in addition to his emigration. Again, reservations are recommended. Wendy and Lucy will also be shown on April 4. Winner of the Toronto Films Critics Award for Best Picture, its cast includes Michelle Williams, Will Oldham and N.C. native Will Patton. It follows a woman as she elects to make a series of increasingly hazardous financial decisions. A closing ceremony on April 5 will include a mass screening of the film festival competition’s finalists and announcement and distribution of awards for the winners of each category. Select festival executives will address the audiences as well. E-mail reynoldafilmfestival@gmail.com to reserve a spot. For more information, visit www.reynoldafilmfestival.com.


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“Since then, Sigma Phi Epsilon has tried to distance themselves from the traditional fraternity,” senior Geoff Massanek, Sigma Phi Epsilon re-colonizing member, said. “A lot of fraternities don’t necessarily try to better their members but rather serve almost entirely as a social opportunity. We are hoping to distance ourselves from that practice a bit by adding events and programs intended to increase our members’ potential.” Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers have remained dedicated to not conforming themselves to the standards of other fraternities, but have decided to hold themselves to higher standards with their own grade requirements and their own programs including personal trainer sessions, professional menswear gatherings and formal etiquette dinners. Sigma Phi Epsilon has replaced the age-old pledging chapter and converted it into what is called the Balanced Man Program, where brothers “cultivate sound minds and sound bodies.” “This program helps us reach our goals of improving ourselves in a community and cuts out some of the traditionally taboo parts of typical fraternity life,” Massanek said. Even though philanthropic events such as assisting the service and facilities by cleaning up particular wooded areas in campus, Sigma Phi Epsilon has shown its dedication to breaking the normative standards holding down some fraternities and saved the schools hundreds of dollars in fees, Director of Greek Life Stephen Hirst said. Sigma Phi Epsilon was not the only fraternity to change the face of the university’s Greek system in the past year. The rebirth of Alpha Sigma Phi also brought drastic change to campus life. After their return from near collapse this past year, the brothers of the Beta Mu chapter are now great in number and attempting to incorporate all five of their fraternity’s values into their daily life with hopes of becoming better men. Through their five values, the chapter brothers hope to “garner the respect of

the university by acting honorably, being charitable, living purely, knowing when it is right to speak and when silence is called for and having patriotism for their fraternity, university and nation,” sophomore Hamlin Wade, Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Mu Chapter president, said. Currently, the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity is partners with LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation, and is helping raise money for cancer studies and prevention. “As the only fraternity or sorority in the United States to be a direct partnership with the foundation, Alpha Sigma Phi looks forward to creating philanthropic events that sponsor the fight against cancer,” Wade said. But the Greek societies returning to campus are not all fraternities. “As is often the case,” Hirst said, “the Panhellenic council identified a need for additional options for women who were interested in participating in Greek life, but were not getting involved because they felt no draw to traditional sororities.” Alpha Delta Pi, a sorority that had been on campus in the 1990s until a member drought, returned to campus this past year and its members are already “committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility,” Aubrey Ramsey, National Leadership Consultant of Alpha Delta Pi, said. Since their return to campus, Alpha Delta Pi sisters have been developing sorority closeness by holding Grey’s Anatomy watch parties, an 80Pi Skate party and sisterhood luncheons. Alpha Delta Pi drew in many members that had never showed interest in traditional sororities, but were attracted to the idea of being a founding member of something new and different, Hirst said. Like Alpha Sigma Phi and their members’ devotion to LIVESTRONG, the Alpha Delta Pi sorority is closely linked to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Alpha Delta Pi sisters are dedicated to hands-on fundraising events at the Winston-Salem Ronald McDonald House. Additionally, the Alpha Delta Pi sisters are participating in campus philanthropy such as Kappa Delta’s Mr. Wake Forest,

Project Mannequin, Tri-Delta’s Triple Play, and recycling pop tabs from soda cans, Ramsey said. “Although in many ways they are still learning how to execute their offices and how to operate in the general business of a sorority, they have no difficulty living by the dictates of our creed and our motto,” Lindsay Hoogner, National Senior Leadership Consultant of Alpha Delta Pi, said. The formation of the first Latina sorority on campus has also been in the works this last semester and although still not a formal, on-campus organization, interested women hope to promote cultural diversity at the university. Lambda Pi Chi, the first United States Latina-focused sorority, prides itself of its three ideas, la comunidad (community), la cultura Latina (Latina culture), and la hermadad (sisterhood), sophomore Nubia Guido, Lambda Pi Chi instigator, said. The sorority also “seeks to be the bridge that connects the gap between American and Latino culture in order to promote intra-cultural understanding.” With the motto, La Hermandad Nunca, the sorority hopes always to be capable of supporting others academically, professionally and personally. Lambda Phi Chi seems to be the makings of a new opportunity for a new type of organization at the university, Hirst said, which may be able to provide a different, shared experience for some young women that fits closely with their values. Greek organizations are beginning to branch in all directions and become more diverse in their causes, their philanthropic events and their members. Undoubtedly, in years to come, university students will have even more Greek organizations to choose from when they rush in the spring or fall semester. Because of these new options on campus, no longer will undergraduate students have to decide between joining a fraternity or sorority with which they do not necessarily identify or staying independent. The new Greek life will have a full spectrum of organizations and allow for those interested to take part, while not segregate those who choose not to.

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National representatives and alumni were present at Alpha Delta Pi chapter installation ceremony on March 21.

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Senior Geoff Massanek stands in the basketball court that will be part of Sigma Phi Epsilon’s community service project.

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Students brave the mud and cold to dance the rainy night away under a huge tent at Shag on the Mag on March 28.

Bowery and the BBC. The Bowery refers to the area of Manhattan where the notorious CBGB club was located. A popular hub for an eclectic array of music styles, the Bowery represents the development of the different music genres over the years. Cohen spent much of her presentation discussing the BBC. Notorious for its controversial role in British society, the BBC set a standard in broadcast radio that has received both praise and criticism. “The 1930s came to define the BBC,” Cohen said. Cohen made many references to literature throughout her discussion, including commentary about the relationship between Edward Upward’s novel, Journey to the Border, and the role of the BBC in the early part of the 20th century. Although many of Cohen’s musical references may have been unfamiliar to some of the students in attendance, her argument nevertheless maintained relevance to the current relationship between broadcasting and reality.

“There is a difference between music and the radio and real music,” Cohen said. While many students cannot remember a time without CDs, music downloads and iPods, Cohen referred to the age of albums and live music as a monoculture and a utopian vision of life for those who lived during that time. “The record business and the media do not exist the same way as in the 1970s and the 1980s,” Cohen said. Cohen has earned her praise as an expert in the field of broadcasting and modernism; her arguments are thoroughly researched, and she is exceptionally well-versed in the subject. Her sarcastic argument in “Sound Ideas” connected her to many of the faculty members in attendance. Following the presentation, there was a reception held for the audience to continue discussing the subject with Cohen. Cohen is also the co-editor of the upcoming collection, Broadcasting Modernism. Currently, Cohen is working on a book tentatively titled, Rebecca West, Modernism and the BBC.

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via Gmail. We are in the process of addressing the technical questions the must be answered before we can offer this service.” system searchability through total system IndexAccording to Matthews, a printer will not ing; better Sleep mode; better handling of drivers accompany the distribution of the T400s, as the and hardware installation; and enhanced secu- university has decided to discontinue providing rity through features like personal printers to incoming the enhanced Firewall, User students. “For years, students Account Control and Winhave told us that the print“Sophomores who are upset dows Defender. ers are of marginal value to Technology training will be with their R60s should be antici- them given the space they offered for incoming juniors pating the exchange because the consume,” Matthews said. to aid in their transition from “More and more communiT400s are beyond comparison XP to Vista. cation is paperless. Papers subto the R60s.” In addition to exhibiting mitted electronically are more a new operating system, the ‘green’ because this method Elizabeth Armstrong T400 series may also display is energy efficient and does Sophomore adjustments to students’ not impact landfills. Also, the email accounts. “At the fall campus has more efficient and Presidential Leadership Concentralized printing options ference, students asked about the possibility of including the Pharos UnipriNT system located moving to Gmail, Google’s e-mail account,” in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Information Matthews said. Technology Center Computing Lab as well as the “Gmail offers more e-mail storage and a better Copy Center located in the Benson University web interface. The Committee on Information Center.” Technology subsequently charged IS with investiFor more information on the new T400 model, gating this option. It is possible, but not yet cer- visit http://help.wfu.edu/services/thinkpads/ tain, that incoming students will get their e-mail t400specs.


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Experience: Served on my high school’s academic honor council; Helped write my school’s first academic honor code; High school Student Body President; Served on Student Budget Advisory Committee for the 2008 – 2009 school year Campaign Statement: In high school, I gained valuable experience when it comes to academic honor and integrity. I helped create my high school’s first academic honor code and served on the academic honor council. I hope to continue to play an active and objective role when it comes to dealing with honor and ethics here at Wake Forest University. Name: Hardin Patrick Class: 2012 Experience: I participated in Model UN, Youth Legislature, Debate, and Girls State in high school, all of which helped me gain valuable insight into listening carefully to arguments and reaching an educated conclusion based on facts. In my experience with student government in high school, I had to hear arguments on issues that pertained to the student body such as dress code, GPA requirements, and Honor Code issues and I made principled decisions based on the evidence presented in each case. Also, I had the opportunity to study the laws and judicial system in my home town as a participant in the area-wide Youth Leadership program so I am familiar with way a courtroom runs. Finally, I served on the Campus Life Committee this year in Student Government so I work well with others and get things done. Campaign Statement: I am Pre-Law and very passionate about the judicial system. I am honest, hard-working, and I never back down from my principles. When people talk, I am able to not only hear what is said but also what is not said.

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Name: Benjellica Leslie-Jones Class: 2011 Experience: Currently gaining experience as a member of the Board of Investigators and Advisors Campaign Statement: If selected for the position, serving on the Honor and Ethics Council would be important to me for the opportunity to help bring justice to our community. I understand the need for people to be held accountable for their actions, but I also consider fairness and the importance of “making the punishment fit the crime” without going to extremes. I would bring vigor and passion to the position, and execute all responsibilities with fairness, integrity and equality. Name: Tim Prey Class: 2012 Experience: High school Peer Leader, Mentor/ Tutor for Hockey in the Hood, (a program to teach inner city kids how to play hockey), Captain of high school varsity golf team, Assistant Captain of high school varsity ice hockey team Campaign Statement: As a member of the Wake Forest University Honor and Ethics Council, I will work to the best of my abilities to uphold and maintain the rules and regulations as stated by the Wake Forest Honor Code. Furthermore, if elected I will strive to make certain that students receive fair hearings before the Council, and that each student will be given nothing short of total justice.

President Name: Meghan L. Haenn Class: 2010 Experience: Student Government, Elected Legislator and Campus Life Committee Co-Chair; Resident Adviser; Board of Investigators and Advisers; President’s Aide; LEAD Mentor and Former Program Participant; University Bookstore Advisory Committee; ACC Leadership Conference 2009 Attendee; Honor and Ethics Council, Freshman Year; Freshman, Junior, and Senior Class President of Broadneck H.S. Campaign Statement: Wake Forest is a unique school in that we have an intimate learning environment and social network, but we are also fortunate to have the resources which typically belong to bigger schools. However, I don’t believe we are using these resources to their full potential. We need to make certain that we engage with every opportunity. If elected, I would like to encourage these opportunities and explore every potential outlet for engagement on this campus.

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Secretary Name: Swayze Smartt Office: Secretary Class: Sophomore Experience: Student Government Legislator (1 year) serving on the Appropriations and Charter Committee; Student Government Webmaster Campus Involvement: L.E.A.D. Mentor, Student Orientation Adviser Committee, Alumni Chair of Theta Chi Fraternity Statement: I believe I’m organized, diligent and personable and would serve Student Government and the student body well. Having worked hard to update the Student Government web site this year, I understand the importance of communication between the student body and Student Government. If I were elected, I would improve the efficiency of Student Government’s activities by moving to an all digital format whenever possible. Name: Megan Bosworth Office: Secretary Experience: Senior Class Representative, French Club President, French National Honor Society President, Latin Club President, Latin Honor Society President, North Carolina Youth and Government Club President, North Carolina Youth and Government State Appointed First Lady, National Honor Society Member Campaign Statement: Hi there! My name is Megan Bosworth, and I’m campaigning to be your next Student Government Secretary. I’m experienced in leadership and legislative positions. I’m a great listener, and a better communicator. I’m organized and prompt. Please check out my blog on the ZSR website: Megan Bosworth - SG Secretary. Voting takes place on April 7th. I’d really appreciate your support!

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verall, we think that the candidates running for Student Government for the 2009-2010 school year are energetic and eager to take on another year of growth for the university. We endorse junior Meghan Haenn for SG President. Haenn knows exactly what the student body wants, as shown by her platform that focuses on engagement. She points out that many students at the university would benefit from having better relationships with their professors and states that she would heavily encourage professors to use their engagement fund — a fund designated to encourage a closer relationship between professors and students. We also liked her idea of having a mentor program with Wake graduate students. Additionally, Haenn advocates promoting and increasing courses that focus on community engagement, allowing more students to break from the Wake bubble. It is refreshing to know that Haenn thinks that students should take on more responsibility and make sure they stay informed about the ongoing changes at the university. We agree that if students want change, they should know what is actually going on first. We endorse junior Saket Munshaw for treasurer. Munshaw was treasurer last year, so he already has a year of experience. Munshaw has shown that he can do a good job delegating money. He has also been on SBAC for three years. Last September, he drew up a proposal for an $80,000 increase in SBAC funds to deal with inflation and the increase in enrollment at the university. Munshaw’s proposal is

still being considered. Nevertheless, we think this shows that Munshaw is passionate about student life and is working with us to keep our student groups alive and vibrant. It was difficult for us to choose our endorsement for secretary, because both candidates seem eager and more than capable of filling the position. After much consideration, we have decided to endorse freshman Megan Bosworth for secretary, although we do have some reservations. Bosworth exhibits a huge amount of potential and had plenty of enthusiasm, which is needed for any SG position. We think that she has some great ideas for improving the university; however, we hope that she develops her ideas further in order to succeed in implementing them. Overall, we think that she needs to be more direct in her proposals so that she can get more people behind her. She does want to keep having adorable puppies on the Quad, and we certainly endorse having many more puppy days. On a more serious note, we were very disappointed in the lack of people running for Student Government this year. Last year, there were nine candidates, and this year we only have four. There is currently only one contested position. In fact, no one is running for Speaker of the House. We hope that Haenn’s message of student responsibility encourages more people to run in the years to come. We are, however, very excited for the candidates that we do have and for the future of Student Government, which has made so much progress in the past year and, we are confident, will continue to improve next year.

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a drug that should be carefully controlled. I was addicted and when I finally connected face to face with a friend I was caught, my iPhone and Facebook application in hand. One of the dangers of Facebook is that you can get the high without the contact, Jocelyn Tarbox like drugs without the needles. I can sit at Guest columnist home and apathetically judge my friends’ ver spring break I reconnected lives, like a critic who has never seen the with a friend from high school movie. thanks to Facebook. I was The real danger, however, comes in the browsing my mini-feed one night, saw idyllic nature of it. he was in town and, feeling particularly Have you ever noticed how everything saucy that night, I sent him a message. is perfect on Facebook? Everyone is always Within the hour I heard a familiar voice happy on Facebook. No one is ever crying at the other end of the phone and I or having bad days. And everyone meets was off to a bar to meet him, thanking celebrities. Facebook the whole way for facilitating Facebook is a modern day enchanted this reunion. mirror; it always reflects what you want Our conversation to see and affirms what flowed and we covered you want to hear. The a lot since we last more effort and time One of the dangers of Facesaw each other at my you invest, the more book is that you can get the junior prom — what you feel loved, sucking we have been up to, you in to what at the high without the contact; like our families, our plans end of the day is a drugs without the needles. I for the future. Then relationship with your can sit at home and apathetitalk turned to what computer. everyone we knew So do I plan to cally judge my friends’ lives, in high school was deactivate my Facebook like a critic who has never doing. Let’s be honest; account? Probably not. seen the movie. I have been ‘“stalking’’ I still see the innate these people for years value in having access without any attempts to information that at communication. I had my paparazzi alumni databases have failed to conquer. zoom lens and I not only knew what My high school already lists one of my they had been doing for the last five years 44 classmates as “missing.” According to but what they ate for dinner last night. Facebook she’s “ahhh back in NYC.” According to Facebook they are all living But the Facebook culture is another way glamorous lives, working dream jobs, to make a college student wonder, what’s dating beautiful people and traveling to wrong with me? (Why do I only have 212 exotic places. photos tagged?) I contributed very little to the It is important to remember that conversation, instead feigning ignorance it always takes a phone call (or a because my friend keeps up with them strategically saucy message) to figure out by phone, the way normal people do. My the real story. palpable Facebook shame filled the air. By the end of that night, I came face to Jocelyn Tarbox is a senior art history major face with the realization that Facebook is from Radnor, Penn.

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Wake Forest women don’t need Playboy Ann Bauer

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any students have heard about Playboy magazine’s return to campus or seen their ad in the Old Gold & Black. Women may decide to pose naked for this national publication in a misguided attempt to show support for their school; men on campus may plan to purchase the new “Girls of the ACC” issue to see some of their “hottest” classmates sans jeans and pearls. However, the typical campus student may not know that Playboy magazine is just another example of America’s male-dominated culture insinuating itself into the minds of women. Young women, especially those at such a prestigious university as Wake Forest, have unique personalities, goals, skills and ideas, none of which Playboy or the men who read it care about. From personal experience, the women on this campus are talented, diverse, intelligent and naturally beautiful. Playboy’s readers and editors will ignore these positive attributes and instead boil down the women of campus to their base

components of fake, airbrushed “beauty” and points out that “women do not need to take off stereotypically “sexy” bodies. Women who their clothes to be successful or desired.” Playboy appear in these publications cease to be looked and magazines like it tweak, crop, Photoshop on as individual people and become mere and airbrush their photographs and their models objects to the men who read them. in order to make them more stereotypically sexy As sophomore Lexie Zirschky says, “Wake girls and appealing to men. The women of Wake do are better than that!” not need the sexualizing gaze of Playboy’s buyers Women on campus, however, may not realize to be valued. how insidious this culture of sexualization is. Women may feel that by posing nude, they They may believe that by are supporting, representing posing for this magazine, they and providing free publicity Young women, especially are taking control of their own for the university. However, body and sexuality, or they may the kind of publicity this will those at such a prestigious take pride to be a nationally bring to Wake Forest is not university as Wake Forest, recognized representative of the kind the university wants. have unique personalities, their university. They may Freshman Jessica Armstrong also have fallen prey to the of FMLA reminds women goals, skills and ideas, none misinformation provided by that “dignity will be taken of which Playboy or the men Playboy regarding its methods. away from Wake if Playboy who read it care about. Being comfortable and were to come” and if our confident with one’s own students were to appear in its body is often cited by men’s pages. magazines as a reason to pose Women should understand in their pages, but the two concepts are very that Wake wants the powers of their mind and different. their talents to represent the university, not their Women can be happy with what they look naked bodies. like without needing the approval or eyes of Many women who pose also believe the men to support their estimations of themselves. campaign of lies propagated by Playboy to These magazines purport to “value” women’s convince women that it is safe and respected. beauty, but they are really propagating a culture The FMLA discovered some discrepancies in which women believe they must appear sexy between the information Playboy disseminates to men in order to feel sexy or even content with regarding their photo shoots and the truth. First their own body type. Junior Antonina Whaples of all, the ad that ran in this newspaper last

week alleged that Playboy models go on to have successful careers and insinuates that not only do their photos not bother potential employers, but could even help “bunnies” achieve a rewarding career. Whaples admonishes, “It is not like posing for an international mass media publication is no big deal.” Naked photos of the last Wake student to pose are the first that appear on a Google search of her name. Potential employers can choose to not hire or to fire women based on Internet search results. Playboy is not discreet and nor is it safe: most young ladies meet with magazine “representatives” alone, naked, in a hotel room. This sort of situation would never be considered safe under any other circumstances, and Playboy should not be exempt from women’s common sense. Finally, once girls pose, the magazine has the rights to dozens of naked images of them, which they can distribute any way they choose, including in their magazine and on their Web site, but also including selling them to other Web sites and publications. If women want to keep their private parts private, that responsibility lies with them — they should not expect Playboy to uphold it. Women on campus should think twice before selling themselves to an unsafe, unnecessary, unrealistic publication such as Playboy. Ann Bauer is a freshman from Silver Lake, Ohio.

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ork hard, play hard, the unofficial Wake Forest motto, is a testament to the strengths and weaknesses of our student body. Our school has many assets: student to faculty ratio and the interaction between the two, small size and geographic diversity. Our athletics department is certainly a source of pride, as are the Calloway School and our rigorous academics. Additionally, we applaud Student Government’s considerable gains this year. Despite these charms, there are vast improvements to be made. The Arch Society and guests have constructed a list of suggestions, and we look forward to contributing to their implementation. A plethora of options will maintain and strengthen social cohesion despite growth in the student body. For example, events like “Seize the Quad” and “Springfest” encourage intermingling among Greeks and independents. Student Union should work to bring back box-office movie screenings to campus. Temporary venues aside from Deac n’ Dive and Millennium Center should be selected to serve as social outposts until Deacon Village is completed. Transportation within and offcampus must be improved. Zipcar’s university rental car alternative,

“Z2B,” is equipped with insurance and gas card, and should be brought here. Its first presence was on UNC’s campus, and it has thrived. Currently partnered with more than 30 college campuses nationwide, Zipcar solves many problems. It would alleviate the perennial parking headache and reduce gas consumption. It would eliminate a midnight across-campus hike for freshman and reduce the hassle often linked to leaving the "Wake Bubble." Establishing a similar bike rental system offers even more environmental and individual physical health benefits. Finally, we should aim to increase publicity and patronage of the downtown shuttle. In the academic realm, we deeply hope that Wake Forest will keep class sizes small, but offer more courses. In particular, we seek more interdisciplinary options and seminar-like courses. Courses to better prepare our financial awareness and background are good investments as well. Furthermore, we’d like to see more international programs. Both a greater population of international students and more joint programs with top global universities are needed to keep Wake Forest competitive. Presently we have little to rival Middlebury College’s 32 abroad-operations. Diversified international programs, both in new locations and with new topics will broaden and sharpen ourselves and our peers. Studying abroad is infamously difficult for Wake Forest’s pre-professional students, but certainly this group deserves the many benefits of this experience.

We would like to improve accountability, transparency and feedback among the administration, faculty and students. We would like professors to spend more time working on innovative projects that benefit Wake Forest and the surrounding community. The recent Creativity Symposium was a stellar first step which attracted leaders from around the world to share their past work and catalyze future projects. Moreover, we would like Wake Forest to bring another prestigious professor, like Maya Angelou, to teach here. We would like a sturdier mentorship program, something which acclimates students to campus life, provides opportunities for personal growth and facilitates knowledge learning. Several organizations, LEAD and OMA, for example, serve various populations in this capacity now; we’d like to involve more students in their success. Conversely, the resident life enforcement may benefit from flexibility. For example, at Brown University, only one RA is assigned per dorm, and their students consistently report high satisfaction. Finally, to balance 15 hours of grade deflation and fraternal obligations isn’t easy, but it should leave time to ease your conscience at Campus Kitchen or Brunson Elementary School. As Wake Forest students, we should embody the “pro humanitate” motto. Don't just “work hard, play hard.” There’s more to life. Haowei Tong is a sophomore religion major from Winston-Slalem, N.C.

obbyism is the act of influencing Congress to make legislative decisions in favor of a particular interest. A lobbyist can be a single individual or an organized special interest group. Technically, it is even possible for one legislator to lobby against another, but the general conception of lobbyism refers to the efforts of organized special interest groups to sway the decisions of Congress. The right to free speech makes lobbyism an invulnerable component of the legislative process. The danger to American democracy lies in illegitimate lobbying activities, for which there are governmental regulations in place. Despite the existence of regulations, however, lobbyism is still a widely debated activity. Lobbyism is commonly criticized for promoting interests that do not represent those of the general public, thus infringing upon the basic principles of democracy. However, lobbyists that actually have any significant influence on legislators are often in pursuance of objectives that do reflect the public’s ideals. In other cases, lobbyists can represent a specific interest of which the general public has no understanding. This is not always detrimental to democracy, as some would claim, because lobbyists are more knowledgeable of the types of legislation that should be passed concerning their causes. While effective lobbying does necessitate privileged access to legislators, legislators are not required to act in favor of their demands. Furthermore, it is unlikely that Congress would pass any legislation that would disservice their constituents, as they are dependent upon them for reelection. Federal regulations prevent lobbying from becoming a crooked practice with little concern for the public’s

well being. Regulations require that lobbyists are registered and place limitations on the amount of monetary contributions that can be given by one individual or organization. Still, corruption has the potential to undermine lobbying due to bribery, blackmail and other illicit activities. These types of corruption can be very problematic because they are difficult to prevent. It is not democratic, nor is it fair, for lobbyists to be able to control legislators in this manner. More coercive types of corruption, such as blackmail, are stoppable once they are detected. Legislators are less susceptible to other types of corruption, such as bribery, because legislators are not being threatened, and, as stated earlier, legislators do not want to jeopardize their positions by upsetting their constituencies. Not only is corruption a threat to democracy, but lobbying also gives foreign entities a chance to influence U.S. lawmakers. Dick Morris, a prominent political consultant, writes, “Each year, foreign governments, including Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, spend millions of dollars lobbying our Congress and trying to persuade the American public of the validity of their often troublesome positions.” One could only imagine the consequences if Venezuela’s leaders, or those of any other country, were able to influence the United States Congress to pass legislation favoring their policies. Prohibition of lobbying would be unconstitutional and unwise. As long as regulations that prevent corruption and foreign influence are upheld, lobbyism cannot be banned. Prohibition of lobbyism would forcibly disassemble special interest groups, but it could not eliminate their interests. Consequently, illegal, unrestricted lobbying would become much more prevalent. As long as lobbying is legal and free of foreign influence, it will be a component of lawmaking in the United States. Legal domestic lobbying is an essential freedom in a democratic society and is impenetrable under the first amendment right to freedom of speech. Ashley Smith is a freshman from St. Louis, Mo.

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Diamond Deacons win three straight By Steven Johns | Staff writer

Wake Forest 4 UNC-Greensboro 3 Coming off of their first ACC series win, the Deacons continue to roll with wins against UNCCharlotte and UNC-Greensboro. In a 4-3 victory over UNC-Greensboro, the Deacs got off to a very sloppy start. Senior Brad Kledzik pitched well but received no help from his defense, which committed four errors. Those four errors allowed the Spartans to get an early 3-0 lead. After being shut out through five innings, the Wake Forest bats finally came alive in the sixth. The Deacs started off the inning with back-to-back singles by freshmen Austin Stadler and Bentley Heyman. Sophomore Steven Brooks reached first after the Spartans mishandled a bunt. Senior Evan Ocheltree then lined a single to right field, driving in two runs. Brooks came in after the UNCG pitcher threw a pitch to the backstop, making the game 3-3. In the bottom of the ninth Stadler started off the inning with a double down the right field line. After a couple of outs, Brooks came to the plate

and launched a fly ball into left-center field. Just as the left fielder was about to catch it he fell down, allowing the game winning run to score. While the hits were not prevalent, they came at the opportune times. “We kind of had a little talk about (hitting with runners in scoring position) a couple weeks ago. Ever since then we kind of thought about it and made a commitment to get better in those situations” senior Dustin Hood said. All of the Deacons’ runs came off of opportunities with runners in scoring position. On March 31, the Demon Deacons routed the UNC-Charlotte 49ers 15-7. The bats continued to be hot as the Deacs put up an amazing 19 hits against the Charlotte pitching staff. Every single starter for the Deacons put at least one hit on the board and eight players had at least two hits. Freshman Carlos Lopez hit his team leading ninth home run of the season, moving him to seventh on the freshman single-season home run list. Senior Weldon Woodall led the Deacs with three RBIs while seniors Tyler Smith and Evan Ocheltree led the team with three hits each. Freshman Michael Dimock had a solid outing for the

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A Deacon hitter pops the ball up against UNC-Greensboro Wednesday, April 1.

Call it text-narcing In the new age of technology, national sporting events are embracing the use of text messaging. The NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL venues are using the new idea of “tattletexting” to deal with unruly fans and problems in the stands. Even many of the recent NCAA tournament games used the new type of communication. In the NFL alone, 3,807 texts were sent last season. Anonymous texts can be quickly sent to security at any time during the sporting event. In the Cincinnati NFL stadium, the texting number is 513-381-JERK. Texts range to include complaints on passed out drunk fans to possible heart attacks. In Stadium Solutions, one of the new companies in the industry, say that only 5 percent of the texts they receive are pranks. Scott Meyers of ISS said that most of the text complaints deal with unruly fans. At most stadiums, when a text complaint is received, security will verify the complaint by targeting it in the crowd with a closed-circuit camera.

By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor The Final Four is the pinnacle of success. All 347 teams dream of ending their seasons by cutting the nets down as CBS cues up “One Shining Moment.” While this tournament may have lacked a significant Cinderella story like George Mason or a sensational breakout performance like the one Stephen Curry gave us last year, there is no lack of intriguing storylines amongst the remaining four. Villanova, the lowest ranked seed, No. 3, still remaining in the tournament, is riding the coattails of their thrilling 78-76 win over fellow Big East power Pittsburgh. Villanova is simply thrilled to still be dancing and are drawing every possible comparison to their school’s miraculous 1985 run to the title. Connecticut arrives in the Motor City as the team with the most drama. Their tournament started with their coach

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{ DEAC OF THE WEEK } Senior outfielder Weldon Woodall wins Deac of the Week this week. He hit the game-winning home run during the 11th inning against Davidson College on March 24. His second grand slam gave Wake the 8-5 lead against Duke on March 29. Woodall’s weekly batting average of .538 helped the Deacs win the series against Duke. He Woodall finished the series with an on-base percentage of .600 and a 1.077 slugging percentage. Currently, the Texas native’s batting average for the season is .385 after 91 times at bat. The two most recent home runs brought him to a total of 5 for the 2009 season.

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economy and enjoy the Sparty Party. Breaking down the matchup: Connecticut v. Michigan State Those Spartan fans are going to have to be big, really big if they want to match the size and ability of 7-foot3-inch Connecticut center Hasheem Thabeet. Senior guard A.J. Price and rising star Kemba Walker are studs for the Huskies. Price has been a consistent performer all season. Walker on the other hand has been streaky until the Elite Eight, when he scored 23 points in 25 minutes. While Thabeet and Price get the hype, Jeff Adrien, a double-double machine, and Stanley Robinson are crucial to the team’s success. No team in the Final Four has someone like Thabeet. He blocks so many shots and alters dozens more each game. He causes teams to take lower percentage shots. While Michigan State may be the underdog, you can’t discount what they’ve done. The Spartans have emerged from what many believed to be a sub-par Big Ten Conference and quietly run through the tournament making teams play their style of play. The Spartans are led by center Goran Suton. Head Coach Tom Izzo told the 6-foot-10-inch center to shoot the ball or he was going to take him out. Suton listened. He had 19 points and 10 rebounds against Big East Champion Louisville.

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Tiger reminds the world he is still No. 1 By John Harrison | Staff writer

For much of this past weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, in just his second tournament since returning to golf, Tiger Woods was still unrecognizable. The once picturesque swing looked different, with minor adjustments designed to relieve stress from his reconstructed left knee. The leader board also looked different, with his name hovering somewhere in the middle of the pack. As the final round began at Bay Hill with Woods five shots off the lead, we were left wondering whether or not the critical knee injury and nine months away from the game had left permanent damage – whether or not we would ever see the legendary Tiger Woods again. But that evening on the 18th green, with a firm stroke of the putter and a triumphant pump of the fist, Tiger reassured the golfing world. He’s back. No, the comeback, one-shot victory didn’t come at a major. It didn’t include the chip-in-heard-round-the-world from the 2005 Masters. It won’t stick in fans’ minds like the emphatic finger point from the 2000 PGA. There were

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Jim Calhoun in the hospital and lately they have been besieged with questions about allegations of a recruiting violation. The UNCChapel Hill Tar Heels have been suffering from injuries all season. They are finally regaining their health and the swagger that people, who at the beginning of the season predicted them to run the table, expected them to have. The Tar Heels have veteran players who will most certainly make an immediate impact on the next level and they have a desire to avenge their embarrassing performance in last year’s Final Four. But can they handle the pressure of being the president’s pick to win it all? Michigan State like Villanova, was not widely picked to be in the Final Four. The Spartans, however, are arguably the biggest storyline of the bunch. Detroit, Mich., has seen better days. The car industry’s well-documented struggles have led to high unemployment and a city in disarray. Detroit now gets the opportunity to host one of the biggest sporting events in the world on their stage. It will not, however, just be a boost to their economy. No, with Michigan State’s East Lancing campus only 75 miles away, the Detroit residents have a rooting interest. For one week the city of Detroit can stop worrying about the

no touching storylines, ripped knee ligaments or newborn daughters to spice up the drama. But for the moment, before we nonchalantly add number 66 to the win column and move on to the Masters, let us consider the significance of what just happened at Bay Hill. For the past ten years, Woods has conquered the game with unwavering dominance and spectacular flair. Eventually his success reached the point where you didn’t just know he could do it – you knew he would. It was just a matter of when. No matter how many holes were left, no matter how many strokes he needed to make up … you just kind of knew that Tiger was going to eventually turn it on and find a way to win. It was like that calm yet restless feeling in the air before a storm. Somehow, some way, we all just knew. So naturally we all reluctantly hoped that the legend we once knew would pull up to the World Golf Championships two weeks ago (his first tourney since the operation), waltz out onto the tee box in his polished Nikes, and pick up right where he left off. After all, this is Tiger Woods we’re talking about. An unprecedented early exit on the second day of the match-play tournament sent those lofty expectations crashing down. Sure, there were moments

where you felt like he was the same ole’ Tiger again. But for the most part, it was like watching Jordan with the Wizards and Favre with the Jets. It was still Tiger, but there was just something missing. Then came the past weekend at Bay Hill, where the disheartening trend continued. Again, don’t get me wrong, the level of play wasn’t necessarily poor. This was by no means a stumble of John Daly proportions (take that as you will). But five shots back with 18 to play certainly fell short of our expectations for the greatest player in the world. And with every poor shot, every bogey putt, and every grimace where we were used to seeing that pearly white smile, our faith in Tiger faded. For the first time in a long time, that gut feeling – that belief that Tiger had enough magic to pull it off like he always does – was missing. And that is precisely what made this win so unique. This time, Woods couldn’t use the expectations of millions to pull himself up when shots were falling in the drink rather than on the green. After day after day of mediocrity, there was no tangible feeling left in the air to drive him. No tense energy seeping down from the gallery to tap into.

For once, the only person who was absolutely convinced Tiger still had it in him, the only person who probably never once questioned the end result on Sunday – was Tiger. And boy did he prove the rest of us wrong. Sure, the victory wasn’t pretty. For the first three days, the awe-inspiring drives were few and far between, the approaches were uncharacteristically inaccurate, and the putts were consistently off-target. When it’s all said and done, this one won’t likely be remembered among the great moments in Tiger Woods lore. But the manner in which Woods, for perhaps the first time since he stepped onto the scene as a lanky teenager, handled the subtle sense of doubt at Bay Hill was remarkable. You could sense – in the tone of the commentators, in the words of the media, and in the hearts of the fans – that the normal anticipation for a Woods’ comeback was a dwindling sentiment by the time the players set out on Sunday morning. Nonetheless, 18 inspiring holes and one spectacular putt later, Woods reminded most of us of what nine months had apparently made us forget: that no obstacle – not sand bunkers, not water hazards, not even serious injuries – will ever be enough to stop Tiger.


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Restaurant Review | Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro

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Located across the street from The Fourth Street Filling Station, Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro offers delicious and affordable lunch options. Mozelle’s, a cozy restaurant with excellent service and colorful décor, is exactly what its name suggests: fresh. As a few friends and I entered Mozelle’s for a late lunch on a Friday afternoon, we were greeted by a friendly staff and welcoming ambiance. Set up a bit like an upscale, well-decorated diner, the restaurant was smaller than Emily Prezioso/Old Gold & Black it appeared from the outside. There were only about 10 tables in Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro offers familiar dishes with a the main room, and a few more on the twist complimented by deliciously sweet lemon tea. patio outside. An awning, from which Everything “tasted homemade” acvarious colorful lanterns hung, covered daily as one of the specials. While the day’s special was shrimp and grits, cording to one friend, and we cleaned the patio. The restaurant was crowded and we Thursday’s baby back ribs looked es- our plates quickly. The service was excellent; while our had to wait briefly for a table to open. pecially enticing. I was not too disapMeanwhile, I scanned the room. The pointed to miss out on the ribs as the plates were empty by the end of the décor was simple, but had a “cute flair” menu held a plethora of other options. meal, our glasses always remained full. I decided on the goat cheese salad One friend deemed it a “great spot according to one friend. We looked over the menu while wait- ($10). One friend chose the half egg for a girls’ lunch outing or even a dining for a table. We were pleasantly sur- salad sandwich with tomato bisque ner date,” but added “would I bring prised to see that the lunch menu, pri- ($8), while the other two opted for my brother here for lunch? Probably turkey sandwiches, one not.” marily made up of served with French fries I will certainly return to Mozelle’s, soups, sandwiches Mozelle’s and the other with ket- although after looking over the dinner and salads, did not tle chips ($7). menu, I am more likely to come again include any dishes Location | 878 W. Fourth Street Our dishes arrived for lunch. with a price tag Hours | 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Sat. relatively quickly, and The dinner entrees range in price over $10. Serving | Southern cuisine each of us enviously from $15 to $25, making it more of Many of the Dress | Slightly dressy eyed another’s plate, an occasion destination for the college dishes were simple or familiar, but Price Range | $10 - lunch, $20 - dinner but everyone was quite student. pleased once the waiter Other services that the bistro offers some had a slight Rating | (out of 5) served the plates. include catering and private parties, as twist. The grilled The portions were well as delivery from 11 a.m. until 3 cheese was made plenty, but not gran- p.m. The restaurant also takes reservawith pimento cheese and bacon, and the grilled club diose. I thoroughly enjoyed my salad, tions, which were strongly encouraged was served with tomato marmalade which was light but filling. The egg sal- by our waiter. ad sandwich was not anything special, I enjoyed the restaurant significantly and avocado. The one-page menu held far more although the tomato bisque was quite more than the chain restaurants in the area that offer comparable lunch pricthan I had anticipated, and I had a dif- delicious. The turkey sandwiches both received es, and the atmosphere was considerficult time choosing a dish among so rave reviews, and the French fries and ably more enjoyable. many tantalizing options. In many ways, Mozelle’s felt quite The “blue plate specials” initially kettle chips were “amazing.” The chips caught my eye as they come complete were warm when they arrived and we like the taste of Winston-Salem as we with an entrée (based on the day of the passed them around the table as some sat downtown eating “fresh southern” week) and soup or side salad for $10. enjoyed the seasoning more than oth- cuisine peering out the window as the trolley passed. Miss Anne’s Tomato Pie is also served ers.

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By Lizzie Rosen | Senior writer How did you decide to come to Wake? My Australian coach taught a couple of guys on the Champions tour. One of the player’s sons is a professor at Wake Forest. That’s how I came to know about Wake Forest. I decided to visit the campus after a tournament in Texas in 2005. I met with Coach (Dianne) Dailey, whom I really liked. I knew at once that she was an ideal coach for my situation being so far from home, and after corresponding for sometime, she offered me a full scholarship and I accepted it. How did you get involved in golf? Does anyone else in your family play? Neither of my parents play nor my brother. When I was 14, my uncle decided to introduce golf to my brother, and I decided to tag along. I have loved the game ever since. If you weren’t playing golf right now, what do you think you would be doing? If I was not playing golf, I would probably be in England or Australia getting a degree either in law or economics. It would be either one of those two countries because our education is pretty similar with them. What are your personal and team goals for this season? We have a really good team this year. We won our last two tournaments in the fall and are doing pretty good this spring. Our team goal is to win the ACC championship and NCAA championship this year. We have the potential and the confidence

Women’s soccer adds one win after doubleheader March 29 The women’s soccer team faced two Southeastern Conference opponents in a doubleheader, falling to Florida and defeating South Carolina, both matches a 2-0 decision. Florida’s goals came in the first half, both off Wake errors. Against South Carolina, Wake scored once in each half. Junior Jill Hutchinson recorded a goal and an assist, and freshman Jordan Feger also scored for the Deacs. The Lady Deacons will be back in action Saturday, April 4 for the ACC Tournament, which will be held at BB&T Soccer Fields in Winston-Salem.

Hailing all the way from Malaysia, senior Jean Chua has serious goals for her final season, attempting to finish every tournament under par. Not letting golf leave her life following graduation, Chua plans to attempt a tour card for the LPGA.

in this current team to do it. My personal goal is to average under par for all my future tournaments. Who, if anyone, do you model your game after? I would really like to model my mental game after Tiger Woods. Everyone who has seen him play knows his mental game is unbeatable. Physical game, I’d have to say I’m pretty individual on my style of play. What is your favorite season to play in and why? My favorite season to play is in the summer. Having lived in Malaysia all my life, which is at the equator, the heat doesn’t bother me and I’m not a fan of the cold if I have to be on the course for five hours. How do you keep yourself focused in a round when you get down? Other than the occasional smacking the club against my foot, I try to get a song in my head or take my mind off the course and think of something else other than the bad shots I just hit. When I’m a little more relaxed and composed, I’ll pump myself up again for the next shot. If you could play a round with anyone, who would it be and why? I would play a round with Arnold Palmer. He is among the most famous golf legends and also a Wake Forest alumni. If you could change one rule about the game what would it be and why? If I could change one rule, it would be to have a mulligan on every hole.

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If you could play another sport what would it be and why? If I could play another sport I would surf. I’ve always wanted to learn how to surf when I was a kid but I never had chance. Do you have any personal rituals before a match? I always listen to the song “My Life” by the Game before I tee off. It gets me pumped up but calm at the same time. What has been the biggest transition you have faced in coming to school in America? How long have you lived in America? I have only been in America since my freshman year , which is close to four years now. The biggest transition I faced coming to school here was the culture. The way people communicate to one another is completely different. For example, the relationships between parents and children or between men and women are more open. People here speak their mind compared to people back home; they tend to be much more reserved. Do you have post-graduation plans, if so what are they? I would be returning home for a year training and rebuilding my swing with my Australian coach, then I will return to America for the LPGA qualifying school to get my tour card. If you could choose any Cookout milkshake what would you pick? Oreo.

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Spring practices underway at Doc Martin Football Practice Complex

AP names Jeff Teague as honorable mention All-American

The Wake Forest football team held its first of 15 allotted practices last Tuesday, March 24. According to NCAA regulations, the first two practices must be with helmets only and the third in shells. The Deacs will gear up in full equipment for their fourth practice. This week began the team’s full equipment practices. They plan to practice four times a week at the Doc Martin Football Practice Complex. The Deacs plan to hold a scrimmage on Saturday, April 4 and a spring game Saturday, April 18 at 12 p.m. at the Doc Martin Complex. Wake returns 44 lettermen from last season’s roster, and their first match is to be held at home against Baylor on Sept. 5.

As announced by the Associated Press on Monday, sophomore guard Jeff Teague has been named an honorable mention All-American. The All-America honor is the fifth award for Teague, who also received honors from the USBWA, the NABC, the Sporting News and FoxSports.com. He is the 13th player in program history to be named an All-American. Teague led the Deacs in the 2008-2009 season, ranking in the ACC as fifth for points per game, third in steals per game and seventh in assists per game, with 18.8, 1.9 and 3.5, respectively. He holds the longest streak in the ACC for double-figure scoring with 35 games.


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Women’s tennis drops two on Senior Weekend By Gary Pasqualicchio | Staff writer

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There are few tougher tasks in women’s college tennis than playing two of the top three teams in the ACC on back-to-back days. Unfortunately for the No. 34 Lady Deacons on Senior Weekend, that is exactly what the schedule-makers had lined up for them. The No. 6 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and No. 12 Clemson Tigers paid a visit to WinstonSalem on March 28 and 29 for a pair of dual meets with the Deacs. The Georgia Tech match set for March 28 at Leighton Courts was rained out and moved indoors. Wake dropped the doubles point despite picking up a solid 8-3 win from senior Christian Tara and sophomore Katarina Reveche. In the singles lineup, the top two Deacs, junior Sasha Kulikova and senior Sierra Poke, fell to tough challenges from the No. 7 and No. 18 singles players in the country, respectively. Sophomore Emilee Malvehy almost picked up the biggest win of her career after winning the first set 6-3 against 43rd ranked Noelle Hickey. However, after dropping the second set 6-3, she was blanked in the third 6-0. Reveche and freshman Ryann Cutillo fell at fifth and sixth singles, making the final score 7-0 Georgia Tech. The weather held up on the 29th for Senior Day at Leighton. Poske and Tara were set to play their last home match in front of their friends and

family against Clemson. Wake again dropped the doubles point, losing all three matches, two of which were against the No. 8 and No. 36 teams in the country. The No. 1 singles player in the nation, Ani Mijacika, made quick work of Kulikova 6-1, 6-1. At second singles, Poske put up a valiant effort against No. 10 Josipa Bek, eventually falling 6-1, 6-3. However, the second of the two Wake seniors, was pulling off something special. After losing the first set to No. 114 Ida Hedziselimovic 6-1, Tara stormed back to win the second 6-0. Tara grabbed a 5-3, 40-15 lead in the final set but perhaps nerves kicked in as she double-faulted on match point, and she could not pull off the comeback three-set win in her last home match. Reveche and Cutillo fell at fifth and sixth singles to polish off a 6-1 Clemson win. After the match, a cake was brought out for the two seniors as they celebrated with teammates and family on two exceptional careers and a handful of great memories. Head Coach Chad Skorupka was more interested in celebrating his seniors than dwelling on the pair of losses, saying, “We lost to two of the top teams in the ACC, but even with that being said, the two seniors battled really hard. I think it was great having Christian get a win in her last match at home. Over the past four years these two have both been great ambassadors of Wake Forest on and off the court.” Skorupka then went on to list from memory many of the two’s accomplishments, including scholar athlete awards, three consecutive NCAA

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Two Lady Deacons team up in a recent doubles match. The team will be back in action as they travel to Florida State on Friday, April 3. team berths and national rankings. He attributed Tara’s comeback win to a simple cut-down on errors that plagued her in the first set and being able to stay in points longer. The win was the 63rd in Tara’s career and 11th of the season. Looking ahead, the Lady Deacs will fly to Florida on April 2 to play Florida State and Miami. “We have a good opportunity against Florida State,” Skorupka said. “If our level of competing is not

For the Amateur Club Rowing

By Zachary Halpern | Staff writer Established in 1998 by Dan McNair, the Wake Forest University Rowing Club is not even a teenager. But since its founding in 1998, the rowing club has managed to expand exponentially and become much more competitive. In its inaugural 1998 season, the original eight members failed to race or even row in the water until the second semester. Photo contributed by Wake Forest Club Rowing But 2009 is a very different story. Today, club rowing hits the water as much as Wake Forest Club Rowing participates in the Head of the they can, practicing six times per week. When the team cannot get to the water, South Regatta last fall.

good, we are going to have a tough time. The next four games are all against teams in the top 22. If we get one win in the next four matches, that will bode well for us in the postseason.” The pair of losses dropped the Deacs to 12-6 on the season and an even 3-3 in the ACC. The Deacs hold a 19-9 record all-time against No. 17 Florida State but have only one win against the No. 5 Hurricanes in 10 tries.

they still work hard, taking advantage of the ergs in the erg room at Reynolds Gym to prepare and stay fit. When the team is not practicing, they are racing. They typically compete in two regattas in the fall and an additional four to five in the spring. The two fall races are head races and are five kilometers long. The shorter races, known as sprints, occur in the spring and are two kilometers long. Here, the team can compete against other national universities including Tennessee, Duke and the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels. This fall the team raced in both the Head of the South in Augusta, Ga., and the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn. The men’s varsity four boat

earned second-place honors at Head of the South. When talking about the upcoming Spring Races, team president Dan Kiley is positive. “We look forward to the races in the spring. Our team is always improving and has lots of promise for all of the upcoming races,” Kiley said. The team will compete in five races this spring. The next will be the John Hunter Regatta in Gainesville, Ga., on April 4. To conclude their spring season on May 8, they will send their proven top-level boats to Philadelphia, Penn., for the Dad Vails Regatta. Students interested in the Rowing Club should contact team president Dan Kiley at kileda7@wfu.edu.


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W. golf ties Record shattered over soggy weekend for 12th in Athens By Hailey Robbins | Staff writer

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The women’s golf team had a tough time March 27-29 in Athens, Ga., for the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia. The Lady Deacons had a 15 day layoff between thier fifth place finish at the LSU/ Cleveland Golf Classic and the start of the Liz Murphey Classic, and they were ready to get back on the course. The weather, however, did not cooperate. Rain was the major deterrent of the event, and the weekend ended up being shortened to a one day 18-hole shootout. The star for the Deacs was sophomore Natalie Sheary, who shot a 2-over par-74. Sheary had a strong start to the Sunday, March 29 round carding three birdies in her first eight holes. But she finished 5-over through the last 10 holes to finish tied for fifth. Sheary Behind Sheary, senior Nannette Hill and freshman Cheyenne Woods each posted rounds of 6-over 78 and senior Jean Chua came in with a 79 and junior Dolores White topped of the team with an 80. Wake Forest tied for 12th overall with ACC rival Florida State with a final tally of 309 (+21). Auburn won the overall tournament with a 299, with UNC-Chapel Hill following in a close second. Next up the Deacs will be co-hosting the Bryan National Collegiate tournament with UNC-Greensboro starting April 3 at the Bryan Park Players Course in Browns Summit, N.C. The tournament will have seven of the same teams as the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed on slippery tracks this weekend, with the men in Raleigh, N.C., on March 27-28, and the women at the Winthrop Invitational on March 26-28. The men’s team qualified for the NCAA regional competition, guaranteeing them the chance to continue on post season. Even with a sopping track the entire weekend, both teams pulled out personal, season and school best times and distances. “The rain was very unpleasant, but we have to be prepared for inclement weather,” sophomore Molly Fresher said. “It’s all part of outdoor track.” “While other teams may let the rain affect their performance, we stayed focused and I think the results speak for themselves. We try not to let anything hinder our perFresher formance each time we compete.” The women’s team was not slowed by the constant downpour, obliterating the women’s 4 x 200m relay record, set previously in 1991, by four seconds. “I personally was so inspired by the 4x200 team. It is good to see (junior Alex Gove) and (senior Melissa Council) continuing to succeed, but (it was) especially inspiring to see (sophomore Katelyn Wohlford) and (freshman Lily Kessinger) running with the older girls. They all work really hard and it’s great to see younger girls performing at the level of the athletes we, as underclassman, look up to,” Fresher said. Fresher, along with the rest of the team, fed off the enthusiasm from the shattered school record. “I think they were initially surprised. They are really excited to see what they can do in the future, (since they still have plenty of time to improve). They got on the (wall of records) which is amazing, and now they can work on making sure they stay there for a long time,” Fresher said. Narrowly missing the first place in the 200m dash was junior Nicole Castronouva, winning her heat with a time of 24.07 seconds, a mere two hundredths off the overall best. Freshman Dina Nosenko received a third place for her team-best time in the 1,500m. Her time was a half-second off the NCAA Regional qualifying time. Sophomore Aaron Payne led some of the men’s team’s standout performances with a season-best high jump of 6-2.75ft., placing him in fourth

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Senior Phillip Warsaw leads the pack at the 400m hurdles at the Wake Forest Open. Next up for the Deacs is the Auburn Tiger Invitational. overall. Junior Caroline Vaughn had a stellar weekend performance in the heptathlon, winning four out of the seven events, finishing third because of an unfortunate foul in the javelin throw, knocking her out of the top spot. Freshman Alex Hill and Charles Klug both competed in the decathlon, with Klug taking ninth overall. Hill won the 400m dash with a season best time, also taking first in the long jump.

“We had so many amazing performances,” Fresher said. “The coaches always tell us every meet is about pushing yourself to be that much better, working off what you did the week before, and this weekend will be no different. We definitely showed that this past meet.” Both Demon Deacon track teams sprint forward toward the Auburn Tiger Invitational Track Meet this Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4.


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Men’s soccer doesn’t skip a beat M. tennis players eagerly await their return home By Matt Powers | Staff Writer

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Junior midfielder Austin da Luz shakes a UNC-Greensboro defender last fall. Schilawski has had nothing but success in past years and is intent on keeping it that way. “One of our goals this spring has definitely been to come together as a unit and develop a new team identity, especially since a few new players will have to step up in the fall and get significant minutes,” Schilawski said. “With a lot of different faces on the field on Friday night I thought we started the game extremely well and got some quality chances.” The team was scoreless until the urgency of the clock forced them to work together in the last 20 seconds of the first half. In this brief amount of time, every player suddenly knew his exact role as the ball flowed from one foot to the next, ending with junior Cody Arnoux’s shot disabling the keeper and a Schilawski pursuit that met the back of the net. “I think it’s a great testament to our progress in (coming together as a unit) that we were able to remain focused and keep pushing collectively until the final

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seconds of the half in order to get what turned out to be a crucial goal.” Schilawski said of the team’s performance. The second goal came in the 65th minute, as the younger and older players showed yet another spark of unity as Millington and Arnoux each notched an assist as Schilawski volleyed the ball in from close range. In the absence of last year’s greats, Schilawski indicates a desire and necessity for the older guys to take more of a team ownership to achieve greatness. “I think personally, the main thing is to develop a more confident and assertive mentality,” he said. “Other than that, I think my mentality will remain the same – trying to get better at every practice and filling whatever role I need to in order to help the team win games.” Although the roles have changed, the goal is the same: “Our intentions are to remain among the most competitive college programs in the country, and we’re working very hard this spring to make that a reality,” Schilawski said.

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Gone are the first and second place vote getters for the player of the year award. Also missing from the lineup are six MLS draft picks with players going second, ninth, 16th, 26th, 49th and 56th overall, a college record. In other words, the best class of U.S. collegiate soccer players ever just left Wake Forest. So what’s left? Ask the Denver Pioneers, who lost to the Demon Deacons 2-0 last Friday. Junior Zach Schilawski, who scored the two goals of the match, pointed out the talent and experience of the new corps: “We still have a large and ambitious core of veteran players that are committed to keeping the Wake Forest soccer standard high.” He said, “Our upcoming seniors have been to three Final Fours and played against a lot of professionals both in the MLS and during our Brazil trip last spring.” Kicking off the spring collegiate season, the Deacons showed signs of the brilliance we’ve come to expect from the Wake Forest soccer program. Five freshmen started the game, including Kyle Adams, Nick Millington, Luke Norman, Danny Wenzel and Ben Newman. To call them inexperienced would be a mistake, as the players conquered the raining pitch, and dazzled the audience with foot skills and creative showmanship that makes one wonder if the other team had played the game before. However, individual ability and team proficiency prove to be very separate characteristics (just look at the basketball team). On one occasion, Norman’s step-overs sent a defender into dementia before he sailed the ball ahead to a seemingly covered teammate he expected to make a run yet didn’t, resulting in loss of possession. While the play may have been technically perfect, it reveals a level of decision-making that the team as a whole has not yet achieved and an aspect that Head Coach Jay Vidovich will be sure to address as he goes for a third straight coach of the year award. The older guys know how it’s done.

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No. 28 Wake Forest men’s tennis finished a grueling 14 road-match stretch with a convincing victory over No. 48 N.C. State. The Deacons’ exhausting road stretch stems all the way back to Feb. 20 when they traveled north to Minnesota. The trip ended March 31 with the short drive over to rival N.C. State. “I am really happy that it is over,” Coach Jeff Zinn said. “Go home. Get some good crowds. Really get our student body behind us. You know, we have a really good team. It would be nice if the students came out and supported us.” Star freshman David Hopkins was forced from the lineup for the match against the Wolfpack due to an Achilles injury and, as Zinn said, the team “had to pick it up.” Things started off poorly, as the Deacons dropped the doubles point; however, senior Cory Parr took head of the challenge in singles and dominated his 36th ranked opponent 6-4, 6-1. He has now reached his highest singles ranking ever at No. 21. Zinn praised Parr’s efforts, saying, “Cory is playing really well right now. He is playing as well as anybody in the country right now. It is exciting. Especially when you are a senior and you want to go out on a good note.” Junior Steven Forman, sophomore Jonathan Wolff and junior Jason Morgernstern picked up the other three points in the 4-2 victory. “All the guys played well at singles today,” Zinn said.

The Deacons went 2-1 in their prior three matches, which were all on the road, of course. They topped Clemson 5-2 with the tallies coming from the doubles point and Parr, Wolff, sophomore Iain Atkinson and Morgernstern in singles competition. The Deacons also downed No. 57 Georgia Tech with the help of Parr’s surprising demolition of No. 12 Guillermo Gomez 6-3, 6-0. Forman, Wolff and Atkinson were the other winning players for the Deacons. On the flip side of things, they dropped a heart-breaking 4-3 decision to Duke despite storming out and claiming all three of the doubles matches. The Deacons could not retain the same magic in singles and dropped four of the six singles matches which included a couple of tight three-setters. Zinn and the rest of the team are ready to enjoy getting the normal perks of playing at home, such as sleeping in one’s own bed, but they are most looking forward to getting support from the home crowd for a change. “We have experienced record crowds (away from home),” Zinn said. “They like to come root against the Deacs. It will be nice for it to go the other way now, especially now that we are tied for second in the ACC. We sort of hold our own destiny in our own racquets. We got to play well these next couple weeks,” Zinn said. The Deacons find themselves at 15-6 overall and 5-1 in the ACC, which places them second in the conference behind No. 1 Virginia. The team’s first match at home will be against Florida State at 5p.m., on Friday, April 3 at the Leighton Tennis Stadium.


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Final Four: Spartans give Detroit hope M. golf still Continued from Page B1

Guard Kalin Lucas has been the team’s most significant scoring threat all season long. He is complimented in the backcourt by senior Travis Walton who earned the honors of Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. The Spartans held Louisville to a stunning zero fast break points. If the Spartans are going to slow UConn down, Walton will be the key. However, the Huskies have proven with Thabeet and Robinson they have no problem playing in the half court. If the Spartans are to win, Suton needs to take Thabeet outside by knocking down a couple of long range shots to open up the middle for the guards. Connecticut ultimately has the advantage. They are solid at all five positions and play outstanding defense. Among Division I programs they are ranked third in defensive efficiently. If the Spartans are going to

carry the weight of Detroit on their shoulders to the final game they are going to need all the help they can get from a record-sized crowd. UNC-Chapel Hill v. Villanova

Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green made the rare decision to return to the Tar Heels this season when they could have gone in the draft. When they decided to come back their obvious goal was to win a national title and they are right on pace. This team is peaking at the right time. ACC Player of the Year Lawson is still hampered by a toe injury but that did not stop him from a dominating performance against Oklahoma. Lawson has emerged as one of the best point guards in the country. While the Tar Heels are still without defensive stopper Marcus Ginyard, they have finally started to play better defense. The Tar Heels held

Oklahoma to just 60 points in the Elite Eight game and kept the likely National Player of the Year Blake Griffin in check. The Heels have also proven that they are more than just Tyler Hansbrough. In fact they are much more. Green has stepped up big this season and is an incredibly difficult matchup. Ellington is a nice compliment and can consistently knock down the three ball. While UNC-Chapel Hill may have the experience and NBA talent, Villanova is clutch. They have played in numerous close games with the latest being a memorable last second 78-76 victory over Pittsburgh. Scottie Reynolds was the hero for the Wildcats, driving the length of the court and scoring the winning layup as time expired. The Wildcat front court consisting of no one bigger than 6-foot-8-inches may be their biggest weakness. But don’t let the Wildcat size fool you;

they are tough. They out-rebounded a much bigger Pittsburgh in the Elite Eight and their defense held Duke star Gerald Henderson to 1-14 from the field in the Sweet Sixteen. Dante Cunningham has emerged as the star for the Wildcats. Cunningham matched up against Green is going to be a fantastic battle. Villanova is still riding thier dramatic momentum. The Wildcats are a team with no pressure to win. They have been one of the most improved teams this month and haven’t peaked. Villanova will be a very tough out for the Tar Heels. Though their momentum is terrific, it can only carry a team so far. The Tar Heels have the advantage with their experience and NBA talent and have to be the favorite. Compelling story lines and remarkable talent and desire should make this Final Four fantastic. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride that is the Final Four in the Motor City.

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Deacs. Dimock went seven innings giving up three runs on only four hits, improving his record to 2-2 on the season. After a disappointing start to conference play the Demon Deacons traveled to Durham, N.C., to win their first ACC series. The ACC struggles seemed to be continuing in the first of three games against the Duke Blue Devils. Kledzik pitched fairly well, going five and a third innings and allowing three runs, but the offense continued to struggle and the Deacons lost 3-1. As a result of rain, the Deacs and the Blue Devils had to play a double header on March 29. In the first game of the double header, junior Phil Negus pitched a gem. Negus went seven innings and only allowed one run, which was unearned. Stadler picked up the two innings and the Deacons clinched a 4-2 victory.

In the final game of the double header, which Wake Forest won 12-8, the bats came alive on both teams. The offensive leader for the Deacs was Woodall, who went three for four with three RBIs and two runs scored. Woodall accumulated those three runs with his fifth home run of the season. The sweep of the double header gave the Deacons a much needed ACC series victory. Wake Forest is now 3-9 in the ACC, moving them into a tie with Maryland in the Atlantic division. “(Beating Duke) was huge for us,” Hood said. “You can still say it’s early, the first 20 some games, but we really needed to get that one under our belt. And it really helped us out, to kind of get our confidence back. So hopefully we can get on a roll now.” With more tough ACC opponents on the horizon, the Deacs have to continue playing well. “We just got to keep getting better,” Hood said. “If we continue to play like we’ve been playing the last two weeks, we should be good.”

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The Wake Forest men’s golf team tied for seventh at The Hootie at Bull’s Bay in Awendaw, S.C., played this past Sunday, March 29, through Tuesday, March 31. The performance was highlighted by freshman Lee Bedford’s career best 66 in the final round. Bedford’s final round, which included six birdies and just one bogey, was good enough to give him a tie for 15th overall in the tournament at even-par 213. Also finishing in 15th place was junior Travis Wadkins, who continued to play well after a strong performance in Wake’s previous tournament, the General Hackler Invitational. Senior Dustin Groves survived an up-anddown final round to finish in a tie for 19th at one-over-par 214. Junior Brandon Gielow struggled to back up his strong finish in the General Hackler, shooting rounds of 74-6974 to finish in a tie for 33rd. Freshman Daniel Meggs’ second round 70 wasn’t good enough to overcome a pair of 81’s in the first and final rounds, and he finished in a tie for 73rd. Wake’s three-round total of 855 was its second-best performance of the year, but it wasn’t enough at the low-scoring tournament. Augusta State led wire-to-wire to win, posting the low round in each of the first two days to finish with a total of 17-under-par 835. Augusta State player Janne Kaske fired rounds of 67-67-65 to claim the individual title. With a seventh place finish out of 15 teams, Wake remains on track to finish the year eligible for the NCAA Tournament. Teams must be above .500 to be included in the tournament, and Wake’s current record is 60-47. Wake next hits the links April 10 at the N.C. State Intercollegiate. After that, the team will be at the ACC Tournament the following weekend, April 17-19, in Uwharrie Pointe, looking to start a strong run at the end of the season.


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Untangling the world wide web By Caroline Edgeton | Life editor The Internet. Just the term itself rings a bell for many individuals who have a conception of modern society as we know it. According to Advanced Micro Devices, a progressive technology company that aims to provide advanced Internet resources to more individuals, there are currently more than 1.5 billion Internet users in the world. Surprisingly, that’s not even 50 percent of the world population; however, if you are one of the many people who have accessed the Internet (which would be any university student, parent, faculty or staff member), it is practically guaranteed that your footprints still linger inside of this electronically webbed world. Now, I do not intend to use this as a scare tactic. The Internet is certainly not all bad. In the working world, almost any company or organization uses the Internet in some way. According to Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without t h e talki n g about the other.” Web sites not only provide an infinite number of jobs, but they also make finding a job easier. Instead of traveling around and/or following the classified section of the newspaper, many people use job hunting Web sites such as LinkedIn.com and Monster.com to post their resumes and network with other individuals who can aid in their job search.

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In addition, many universities in the U.S. now offer online courses. Instead of doing the traditional pack-up and leave home for college routine, more and more high school graduates are finding it more feasible and flexible to simply apply for online courses and “attend” those from home. Here at the university, without the Internet, many students would lack that extra step of essential correspondence with their professors that helps them get ahead in their classes. Comprehensively, there are multitudes of positive facets the Internet provides that we as students at a technology-forward university in a fast-moving, technologically-progressive nation understand and rely upon. However, some individuals manage to use this beneficial resource in a negative way. Regardless of what status one ranks in society, anybody can simply access personal information, photos, videos, comments or links and have them be traced back to an individual. This can provide incriminating, or just embarrassing, details to family members, friends, teachers, universities, job employers and the government with just a couple of clicks. Yes, those pictures that your friend uploaded on Facebook and tagged you in “accidentally” will still linger around the Internet regardless of whether or not you de-tagged yourself. “Now is the most vulnerable time for students to have potentially unwanted information online,” Justin Catanoso, executive editor of the Triad Business Journal and adjunct university lecturer, said. “Especially with college students, this is when they are searching for jobs and trying to build a career.” If you’re famous or seen as a figure in the public eye, you have to be particularly careful. Individuals must keep in consideration how easy it is to access links from various Web sites. It may not seem like a big deal at the time that one publication got a hold of something you may not want the entire world to see; however, with the way the Internet works, anything placed within the electronic domain can be traced and linked to any Web site that so chooses to have involvement with the story at hand. If this is drawing your attention to something specific, more than likely you are thinking of the Michael Phelps scandal that ran its course early this year via the front page of the British tabloid News of the World. In a very short amount of time, a link or reference to the publication was placed on the home pages of various news Web sites and, quickly thereafter, published in newspapers and magazines. Clearly, this was not something Phelps desired to have millions of people

see around the world; however, it goes with the common knowledge that if there is something incriminating taken of an individual, once it is placed online, the rest is history. It does not matter if only “one” person has access to it – virtually anybody with a working Internet outlet can obtain access to anything. Chris Brown certainly was in a similar situation not too long ago, as well. With just the snap of a flash, a photograph provided by TMZ, the ultimate group of celebrity stalkers, individuals were given the immediate chance to assume that Brown no longer just “allegedly” abused his girlfriend Rihanna, but that he actually left an assortment of visible bruises on her. Clearly, regardless of the horrible nature of this story, police had not even released the female victim’s name. Without TMZ and their uploaded photo, public confirmation of Brown’s lack of anger management skills would not have graced Perez’s blog or exploded everywhere like it did. We also must take into consideration the positive nature of linking. We all have seen the evolution newspapers are currently undergoing. The Internet has opened up a whole new world of outlets or “channels” for all sorts of journalists and bloggers alike. According to renowned journalist Jay Weiner, a reporter for MinnPost.com and freelance writer, linking definitely has a variety of good things that come from it. “I think links are fine,” Weiner said. “It democratizes the news that individuals have to work with. When the Associated Press was simply a news wire that streamed its information to newspapers, you didn’t get the same independence as you do now. It also helps drive traffic and hits through Web sites.” This notion certainly applies to the world of blogging. The personalization of giving the news has reached a height we have never seen. Further, niche Web sites that are catered for liberal or conservative perspectives also offer various opinions on domestic and international issues. Through linking, people are able to read a news story, write a different spin on it and publish the article with a reference to the original link. Though Weiner highlighted the positive aspects of linking accessibility and its influence on the press, also known as the echo chamber effect, he definitely went into the negatives, as well. “One of the problems with links is that they are how newspapers don’t get money,” Weiner said. “If you’re a writer of stories and you get linked, it’s a good thing, certainly, but if you’re a publisher or an editor for a publication, it can be a point of contingency.” “It is simply the whispering down the lane of the 21st century.” Weiner said. “People need to know how to be careful.” Overall, regardless of whether or not we think the “Big Brother” complex is wrong or right, there is not anything we can do about changing the way the Internet works. What we can do as knowledgeable and sensible human beings who have access to one of the most powerful tools ever invented is to use it responsibly. Having to back-track footprints left inside of the “interwebs” is not a comfortable feeling; therefore, be smart and make wise decisions as to what you want about yourself placed online. To leave on a more humorous note, we should perhaps turn to comedic news reporter Stephen Colbert for some words of wisdom regarding the Internet: “I must confess that I’ve never trusted the Web,” he said. “I’ve always seen it as a coward’s tool. Where does it live? How do you hold it personally responsible? Can you put a distributed network of fiber-optic cable ‘on notice’? And is it male or female? In other words, can I challenge it to a fight?” Unfortunately, in almost any circumstance, the World Wide Web will always win if we give it the option to do so.

Nuclear Cooooookie Crisp | Not for the faint of heart

Columnist reveals more than expected about himself Austin H. Jones Staff columnist

For my first article of spring, I’m going to assume that we don’t know each other – which we probably don’t, although it might be presumptuous of me to think that I have readers out there who are not people whom I continually tell to grab a copy of the Old Gold & Black whenever I’m published. However, there was this one time that I had a professor ask me at the beginning of class if I wrote for the Old Gold & Black. He said he had read my article the previous Thursday and didn’t realize before then that I wrote. I had a mini-panic attack because in the article

I talked about professors who wear the same thing to class everyday because they are so unaware of their own physical presence that they just don’t think about things like that. He was one of those professors. But, luckily, his case was to such a degree that he didn’t even realize I was describing him. So I was right. I am tempted to describe exactly what he wears but am concerned that I might be pushing my luck. Anyway, to get back to my point, I’m going to assume that we don’t know each other and begin to tell you a little bit about my life. I was reflecting on some of the topics of my articles over the last year and a half, and I realized I haven’t really told you, the reader, anything about myself. This will probably be my most challenging article thus far. My name is Austin Jones. Don’t confuse me with the senior baseball player; I often get emails asking

me about pulling my weight in group projects with the business school. Of course I respond angrily telling them that I didn’t sign up for group work and that I would do a better job if they wouldn’t steal all the good parts of each project before I can get to them. Sometimes I curse. No, I’m kidding. Austin and I have a very amiable relationship that consists of forwarding e-mail to each other and sometimes committing to lunch with one another’s friends. Every now and then I consider the possibility that I could be getting the e-mail that I’m supposed to get a year from now. That would be so cool. My family has a home video of me in nothing but my Spiderman-patterned tighty-whities playing with: 1. A garden hose in my left hand, 2. A green sandbox in the shape of a turtle that was like seven feet across, 3. A cowboy hat,

4. A toy rifle in my right hand, and 5. A one-year-old German shorthaired pointer puppy. It’s a still shot of just me (with a little bit of background commentary from my parents) that lasts a solid eight minutes. I tried to recreate it when I was home for Christmas break, but my mom yelled at me because the neighbors called and asked what a 20-year-old was doing walking around in 40 degree weather in nothing but a cowboy hat and Spiderman underwear. I pointed out the fact that there’s a man that walks around New York like that in much colder weather and he was a celebrity. It might have something to do with a difference in physical prowess. By that I mean I’m more intimidating than most in tighty-whities. On with this mini-autobiography: I started smoking, beginning with a Mr. Grabow Corncob pipe handed down by my older brother, at the age of 15.

I feel like this is a counter-smoking advertisement, where there’s an 82-year-old man telling his life story through an implanted electric voicebox, or maybe just one of those antidrug commercials. I don’t know what the slogan for this one would be. Quite possibly, “Sibling Murder: What’s Your Anti-Drug?” After a little research, I found out that one of the first steps in overcoming a drug problem is acknowledging that a problem exists. I’m a firm believer in testing firsthand any advice given me. So let’s try the whole acknowledging thing. I have a problem: I still need at least 50 more words until I can turn in this article for editing, but I’m not sure how in the world I’m going to come up with anything funny and long-winded enough that says exactly what I want and fills exactly the amount of space I need. Oh. It worked.


B8 Thursday, April 2, 2009

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He Said | Sex for the opposite sex, same sex and every sex in-between

Sex adds meaning to relationships Blitz!-krieg bop

“Go” is the shortest sentence in the English language.

Popular alternative rock band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their third complete studio album, It’s Blitz!, on March 31. This album is intended to provide more of a dance-floor feeling that fans may not have heard in previous albums by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The first single, “Zero,” is currently playing on radio stations and other various music outlets. Overall, the album from the band’s perspective is a reflection of their transformation as individual musicians and as band.

Top 10 Wacky Holiday Observations

Jay Lowrey Staff columnist

For awhile now I have been talking about relationships without much mention of sex, and while sex is not everything in a relationship, it is certainly something that should not be overlooked. If you have been following my advice, chances are sex is a concern for many of you. First, when should you have sex? Well that is something that has to just come (pun intended!) when the timing is right. Guys, rushing a girl into sex is probably one of the sleaziest things you can do. I realize sex is less of a big deal to some guys, but in my experience any girl who is worth your time will take her first sexual experience with you

very seriously. If you are looking for some nympho, go hire a hooker and be done with it. One advantage of a relationship is meaningful sex. The term “making love” is admittedly awful, but it does tend to sum up what sex feels like in a relationship. It feels amazing when you hook up with someone, but there usually are not that many emotions that go with it. You come and you go, as the saying goes. But, the first time you have sex in a relationship you will realize that a much greater emotional meaning can accompany sex. But, that’s not the only thing that happens. In my own relationships, I’ve found that sex in a healthy relationship can be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. For whatever reason, the emotion that comes with this sex increases the sexual pleasure exponentially. A tawdry tryst with the boy next door is pretty great (just trust me on that one), but sex with someone you know and love is a life changing experience. I realize my lack of specifics is pretty

frustrating, but this is one of those things that you must truly try for yourself. But what happens if the experience isn’t life changing? What happens if it’s downright bad? Let’s face it, sexual chemistry is not something any of us has control over. It’s just something that kind of happens or it doesn’t. Maybe it’s the pheromones or hormones, but for whatever reason some people who click perfectly well have a perfectly awful time in the bedroom. If this happens with a hookup, no big deal right? On to the next. But if you have invested a lot of time in a good relationship, it can be hard to just say goodbye that easily. Helping sexual chemistry along is certainly no easy matter, but honesty is the most important way to bring some spark back into an otherwise awkward sexual relationship. Sit down with your partner (preferably clothed and un-aroused) and just tell him or her what you think of your sexual relationship. Start out with a few positives and tell your partner how much you value the sex you have. After all, that’s why you

are having this conversation, right? This will go a long way toward helping things along. If you are both being honest, expect your partner to have some negatives of their own to add. I mean, even sex fiends have things they need to work on right? Also, please don’t correct your partner during sex. This could really create a complex in his or her poor little head. Following these steps will in no way guarantee an improvement, but it really is the only way that things can get better. The key is to give it time. Allow your partner time to change what you talked about and hopefully you will be well on your way to the best sex of your lives.

“He Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one guy’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact him with your feedback or ideas at lowrjs7@ wfu.edu.

Surrender to Sudoku

Any day can be a celebration, right? Well, we all like to think so. Here’s a list of the silliest real holidays. 1. National Insane Answering Message Day (Jan. 30) 2. Get a Different Name Day (Feb. 13) 3. Decided to Have a Bad Day Day (Nov. 19) 4. Blame Someone Else for your Mistakes Day (July 13) 5. International Panic Day (June 18) 6. Whiners Unite Across America Day (Dec. 26) 7. International Scream of Frustration Day (Oct. 12) 8. National Sarcastic Month (October) 9. Go Broke Day (April 5) 10. International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19)

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Movie Review | I Love You, Man

Film creates new genre: bromantic comedy By Aubrey Sitler | Staff writer

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Drink of the Week Spring Julep

In the spirit of springtime, here’s a drink that will help you welcome the season. Ingredients: 3 oz. bourbon whiskey 1 oz. homemade fruit infused simple syrup 3 cantaloupe melons 2 raspberries 2 lemons 1 dash Rose water 5 mint leaves Directions: Take a half of a cantaloupe, cut off rind and cut into slivers place cantaloupe along with two raspberries and one lemon cut into crescents, into fast-pour container. Fill container with vodka, cover and leave in refrigerator for two days. Then pour vodka into a second fast-pour container and fill with equal part simple syrup. Then, add Infused Simple Syrup in mixing glass with mint leaves. Fill the glass with ice, add bourbon and stir. Add the fruit and strain contents of mixing glass over the crushed ice and fruit.

I Love You, Man is classified in its own genre: the bromance comedy. It is a romantic comedy that encourages platonic man love and does not have a woman in a leading role or love as a main objective. All the while, it still manages to entertain even the toughest of comedy critics. Realtor Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) has a problem. He thinks he has everything he needs in life, but upon becoming I Love You, Man engaged to girlfriend Starring | Paul Rudd , Jason Segal Z o o e y and Rashida Jones. (Rashida Director | John Hamburg Jones), he Who’s it for? | Those who enjoy comes to Apatow-type films like 40-Yearrealize that Old Virgin his only Running Time | 1 hr. 45 min. friends are Rating | (out of 5) women; he has no male friends to serve as groomsmen in his wedding, let alone to fill the place of best man. Not exactly confident in his masculinity, Peter solicits the help of his brother with the objective of making enough guy friends to escort his fiancee’s bridesmaids down the aisle. Peter goes on a series of awkward and often disastrous man dates before giving up the search in order to focus on selling one of Lou Ferrigno’s (who makes a cameo appearance as himself in the film) properties. Nevertheless, while showing Ferrigno’s house, Peter meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segal). The two hit it off right away and exchange business cards. After a few days, Peter finally gets up the courage to call Sydney (an act which, in itself, turns out to be mortifyingly hilarious) to ask him on a man date. Between a mutual love for the band Rush and an affinity for poorly playing instruments in Sydney’s “man cave” (an external garage space where no women are allowed), Peter thinks that he may have finally found “the one.” But trouble arises when Sydney’s blunt honesty, tactless nature and lack of social grace rub Zooey the wrong way, thereby causing a riff in the relationship between both the betrothed couple as well as between Sydney and Peter. Peter begins to wonder whether the man he had once considered

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Peter Klaven, played by Paul Rudd, goes on a series of man-dates in search of true bromance. to be his best man is actually the worst he could have hoped for. I Love You, Man reaches a level of realistic comedy unparalleled by other films. Most of the awkward moments that comprise its hilarity are made even better by the fact that the entire audience is sitting in their seats laughing for the sole reason that they either have done or know that they would do the exact thing Peter Klaven is doing. The very prevalent parallels between Peter’s search for a man friend and the boy-meets-girl scenario typical to the romantic comedy genre added yet another level of wit to the film. Rudd made for a slightly pitiful yet somehow adorable girly man playing the role of Peter. His mannerisms were right on target, which allowed him to successfully create moments of

awkwardness and comedy true to life itself which, if read on paper, would have been merely mediocre. Segal was hilarious as always. His rugged but offbase masculine character complemented Rudd’s more feminine nature perfectly. Together, the pair mastered appropriate comedic timing. The film left both me and my friends laughing for the entire ride home and then some, and some of its one-liners are still making their way into bits of conversation a week and a half after seeing the movie. If you find yourself looking for a great way to escape campus for a good laugh and an all-around good time, I highly recommend this movie. I Love You, Man is suitable for pretty much anyone (except maybe your grandma), and it is catered to entertain every sense of humor.


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Thursday, April 2, 2009 B9

Album review | Changing Horses

What You Didn’t Know | By Caldwell Tanner

Kweller fails at reinventing sound By Jay Lowry | Staff writer

I am very picky about my music. My music tastes do not really conform to any genre or qualitative way to categorize music. For me it’s all about the sound the artist creates and the vibe that comes across in their music. I’ve found that one good way to find music I like is to listen to a particular artist and see if they fit the vibe for which I’m looking. Usually if I like one of their albums I like them all, but now I can’t even count on artist consistency to drive my music tastes. Case in point, the new Ben Kweller album Changi n g Horses. When I heard there was a new Kweller album I was pretty excited. I’ve always liked his sound. He is poppy but not too sweet, he has great hooks but he also has amazing lyrics to back them up, and his sound is undeniably indie-pop but he also has the twinges of indie-rock and indie-folk that set him apart from all the rest. So I plopped ten dollars down, ordered Changing Horses from iTunes and sat back to listen to what I was sure would be a great sonic experience. As soon as I started the first song I knew something was different: where were the great hooks? Where were the great lyrics? And why oh why did this song sound a little too much like Garth Brooks? I went to the next track, maybe that first song had just been a fluke, a blip on the radar of musical genius, but the next track was just the same, and in fact all 11 tracks were pretty much the same. I listened to the whole album, but even after the first

few tracks it became pretty clear that this was not the Ben Kweller I knew and loved. I felt almost cheated out of my $10, as if I had gotten something completely different from what I paid for. It was not as if this new album was bad, it was actually quite artistically good, but it simply was not what I was expecting. Perhaps this is a mistaken idea, but when an artist I like comes out with a new album or EP I expect (or at least hope) that the news songs will just be more of the same. When I want country music I listen to Taylor Swift or Carrie Underwood, not Ben Kweller. I know artists want to “reinvent” themselves and change their sound from time, to time but they do not seem to understand the negative impact it has on their listeners. I count on Kweller for his fun indie-pop sound and when he changes it up I get pretty confused and even a little bit sad. In fact, I was planning on going to an upcoming Kweller concert, but when I heard this album I figured it probably was not really worth my time. One solution for artists such as Kweller is to release dual-CDs. A good recent example of this is Rachael Yamagata’s new CD Elephants/Teeth Sinking into Heart. In this album, Yamagata does introduce a new sound but she pairs it very nicely with songs in her old mellow style, allowing listeners to ease into the new sound and enjoy the classics. Ben, I know you can do whatever you want, but I think you will still have a lot of disappointed fans with this new album. Madonna and Britney can reinvent themselves all they want, but if you’re already a semi-obscure indie musician what is really the point? Truly, if the sound ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

College Couture | Looking good without breaking the bank

Digging for green in your closet Caroline Hallemann Staff columnist

With threatening phrases like global warming, greenhouse gases and carbon footprint becoming increasingly popular in today’s vernacular, America has become fixated on “going green.” All aspects of life are becoming more eco-friendly, and fashion is no exception. Want to help do your part? What better place to start than your own closet? 1. Shop for clothes that you will actually wear. I know it seems like a strange thing to mention, but next time you’re picking out a top to wear to class, really look at what you have in your closet. If you are anything like I am, there are bound to be a number of items in your wardrobe you can only remember wearing once. They are just taking up space, and will eventually wind up in a landfill. Not to mention, you wasted money on it. Nix the impulse purchases and buy pieces that are versatile and will stand the test of time. The environment, as well as your wallet, will thank you.

2. If at all possible, wash and dry your clothes yourself. I know Wake Forest’s industrial washers and dryers are not ideal for delicate formal dresses, but rushing off to the dry cleaners after every wear is costly. The industry has improved in the last decade, but a large percentage of dry cleaners still use tetrachloroethylene, a known carcinogen, to clean clothes. In some instances this chemical has been illegally disposed of contaminating not only the soil, but drinking water as well, putting humans as well as animals at risk. I’m not saying you need to stop dry cleaning entirely. Just take steps to break the habit. And if you happen to be in the lucky rut of wearing only very expensive, dry-clean only clothing every day, look into Dry Cleaning Station, which uses an environmentally friendly cleaning system. 3. The old adage “everything old will be new again” definitely applies to fashion. Buying vintage or used clothing is the most authentic way to take part in this season’s retro trend, so give it a try. People throw clothes away for all sorts of reasons, so do not be afraid to go thrifting. I recently discovered a guide to WinstonSalem thrift stores reviewing everything from vintage boutiques to Goodwill on wakestudent.com, and I definitely recommend checking that out. It may take you a little extra time searching, but the payoffs can be big. Not only will you end up with a wardrobe that is inexpensive and unique, you will be

giving a cast-off garment new life instead of sending it to the garbage. 4. Learn to mend clothes yourself. We live in a world full of things that are disposable and often approach our clothing as such. If you lose a button, do not throw the shirt away, sew another button back on. The domestic arts are no longer prized skills women must attain in order to marry. I’m not saying that is entirely a bad thing; however, it is pathetic that my generation would rather throw out a shirt than mend a hole on the seam. Next time you go home, ask your mom or grandmother for a lesson. 5. Approach new “eco” fabrics with a skeptical eye. While it may seem that bamboo fibers and corn fabrics are the ultimate solution to this fashion dilemma, don’t buy an entire new wardrobe just because the label says it is environmentally friendly. The growth and harvest of bamboo displaces native forests, and unregulated, sometimes uses child labor to do the hardest jobs. A raw silk dress may feel incredible on your skin and your conscious until you realize it was made in a sweatshop. Most companies that use fair wage labor practices will usually advertise their humane practices. I know changing your lifestyle can be a daunting task, but these tips are pretty easy to follow and if everyone changes one habit, it will slowly make a difference, and to be honest, can we really afford to see what happens if we don’t?

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-Benefits Brian Piccolo Cancer fund, which is $33,000 away from reaching the $1 million mark! -Live band -Bouncing Bulldogs Jump rope Stunt Team -Free food -Inflatable games -Legends of the Hidden Temple Competitions (including dodgeball & basketball) -Performances (Dirrty Crew, a cappella groups, etc) -Red Bull Paper Wings Contest

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