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Anti-tumor compound discovered By Katie Phillips | Staff writer

A group of researchers in the university’s department of chemistry have been working with colleagues from the university’s Health Sciences Comprehensive Cancer Center in developing a new division of antitumor treatment. This new platinum-based antitumor compound has been recently tested on animals and proven to be at least 10 times more effective than any current treatment available. The treatment is meant to destroy certain types of lung cancer cells.

Lung cancer is currently the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. Ulrich Beirbach, associate professor in chemistry, is the principal investigator into this discovery. Bierbach has been a part of the uniBierbach versity’s faculty since 1999. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1992

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from the University of Oldenburg, Germany, he worked as a research associate at the Virginia Commonwealth University from 1996-1998. Since 2001, Bierbach has led a research team that includes eight graduate students and more than thirty undergraduate students interested in chemical research. The results of the most recent collaborative discovery were published in the Dec. 11 issue of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. They were also mentioned in the Science-Business eXchange (SciBX), which is a journal produced by the

same publisher of the journal Nature. The results are suggesting that there will be soon a new approach to fighting non-small cell lung cancer. This is the type of cell found in three-fourths of all lung cancer cases. As of now, less than one-third of patients with non-small cell lung cancer respond at all to the traditional platinum-based therapies. These patients who do not respond have a median survival rate of less than one year.

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GM and Chrysler request billions from government General Motors and Chrysler LLC are asking for another $21.6 billion from the federal government due to demands for their cars and trucks. GM may need as much as $30 billion more than the $13.4 billion it has already received. Chrysler has asked for $9 billion. The two firms are cutting 50,000 jobs worldwide by the end of this year while GM will close five plants in the next few years.

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By Ashton Astbury | Asst. news editor As we near the halfway mark of spring semester, the time approaches in which students begin to mull over which activities will occupy the free time that arrives with the summer season. Have no idea what the summer of 2009 has in store for you? Never fear; the Office of Career Services is oriented to help you find employment opportunities that can yield rewarding, resumebuilding job experiences. In light of the current economic downturn, competition for jobs among post-grad students has become significantly more intense. Luckily, aid from Career Services can help students get ahead of the hiring curve in providing

helpful assistance in obtaining paid summer internships in areas that reflect students’ respective interests. According to William Currin, director of Career Services, internships are becoming more and more important in the hiring process. “A number of companies will hire students out of internship programs,” Currin said. “Also, recruiters tend to look at academic performance, leadership roles on campus and internships.” The beginning of a students’ internship search begins at the Office of Career Services located in Reynolda Hall, Room 8. Here, students must register for the internship program and

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President Barack Obama has authorized for 17,000 extra U.S. troops to be sent to Afghanistan before warmer weather brings an increase in fighting. One Army brigade of 4,000 soldiers, one marine brigade of 8,000 marines and 5,000 support staff will be sent in response to a request for 30,000 troops.

Protestors block bridges near U.S.- Mexico border Traffic was halted across bridges in several border towns in northern Mexico on Feb. 17. Hundreds of people were blocking them in protest of the deployment of U.S. armed forces to fight drug traffickers. The army was accused of civilian abuse while government officials believe the protests were organized by drug gangs.

MUN team works to solve global crises By Lauren Dayton | Staff writer

Care to resolve an Iranian missile crisis? Want to try and convince the Israelis and the Palestinians to get along? The Model United Nations club (MUN) might be the place to start. This group of university students participates in conferences that simulate the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Each of the conferences has a theme or topic relevant to current events. Members act as ambassadors from a UN member state and student “delegates” make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts and navigate the MUN conference rules of procedure. MUN meets each week on Thursday nights from 9-10 p.m. The weekly meetings mimic the set-up of the conferences: each par-

ticipant is assigned an individual or country in relation to a specific topic and then given 25 minutes to research the position. Then they give a two-minute presentation on their position to the rest of the group and respond to counterpoints. The club participates in two conferences each semester. Last semester the group had 35-40 active members and 15 students attended the conferences at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University. This semester the group has about 25 active members and will send 10 to each of the conferences. The two conferences this semester will be hosted by the University of

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President Barack Obama signed a $787 billion dollar stimulus plan on Feb. 17. Obama said it was “the most sweeping recovery package in our (nation’s) history.” The plan aims to create or save 3.5 million jobs, boost consumer spending and rebuild infrastructure. 36 percent of the plan is for tax cuts while 64 percent is for spending and social programs. Health care, education and science will also receive funds.

Travis, a chimpanzee owned by Connecticut widow Sandra Herold, mauled Herold’s friend Charla Nash on Feb. 17. Nash has “life changing if not life-threatening” injuries according to Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy. Travis was fatally shot by police. Police are looking at the possibility of criminal charges for Herold because a pet owner can be considered responsible if a pet’s dangers are known.

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William & Mary professor will present a talk about the territorial dispute of the region

Chitralekha Zutshi, associate professor of history at The College of William & Mary, will be visiting the university to present a lecture this month. The lecture is titled “Re-Visioning Kashmir as Borderland in South Asian History” and concerns the territory of Kashmir. The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium. The Kashmir region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent is divided among three countries in a territorial dispute. Pakistan currently controls the northwest, India controls the central and southern portions and China rules the northeastern portion. Conflict pervades the region, with India and Pakistan having fought several wars over Kashmir. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 established the boundaries that exist today. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 resulted in a UN-negotiated ceasefire. The disagreements of these disputes remain largely unresolved. The eruption of massive anti-Indian violence in Indian Kashmir in early 1990 has changed the dispute, further complicating India-Pakistan relations and lending even greater urgency to the search for settlement. Zutshi specializes in modern South Asia and is specifically interested in Islam. Its influence, as well as that of Hinduism and Buddhism, is widespread in Kashmir. Other areas of her expertise include interactions between religious identities, regional movements and nationalism in princely and colonial India; commodity and consumer cultures in Britain and colonial India; and ideas of history and historiography in pre-colonial and colonial India. Zutshi received her doctorate from Tufts University. Her book, Languages of Belonging: Islam, Regional Identity, and the Making of Kashmir, has been published in India, Great Britain and the United States. Her research seeks to place Kashmir within the larger South Asian and global contexts, in part through a study of the circulation and consumption of its material and literary commodities. She is currently working on a history of the Rajatarangini, the 12th-century history of Kashmir by Kalhana that is writen in Sanskrit. She has been the recipient of several fellowships including the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in 2005 and the Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress in 2008. Zutshi’s lecture is part of the “Borderlands in World History” series, sponsored by the history department. The lecture is free and open to the general public. For students interested in attending and speaking with the professor, time will be reserved after the speech for a question and answer session.

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Virginia and the University of Chicago. The conference in Chicago is one of the top conferences in the nation, drawing some of the most competitive MUN teams (such as Harvard, Stanford and Princeton). The format of both of the upcoming conferences will be a crisis simulation. Before the conference, the delegates are assigned to represent either a nation or a member of a governing body (like the Lebanese Council of Ministers, for example). Once they arrive, they are presented with either a modern or historical crisis, to which they must react in the context of their country or group’s previous decisions.

Sports | B1 New baseball park Baseball team moves into new stadium near BB&T Field, a renovation process has modernized the field and made it a top-notch facility

In this way MUN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalization. The students thoroughly passed decisions in order to act in their nation’s interest during the debate. The conferences are competitions, with the host school judging each committee member’s presentation. The university team has garnered numerous individual awards since the group’s inception five years ago, during the 2003-2004 academic year. The group has grown significantly in the last year, more than tripling the number of active members since last spring. These members are mostly freshmen and sophomores and so the

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Opinion | A6 Peanut butter woes Columnist expresses discontent towards current FDA regulations


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Brieflies Speakers to cover alternative job opportunities On Feb. 24, seniors are invited to learn about some one- and two-year nontraditional, yet resume-building, opportunities available after graduation. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Benson 409. Speakers include Julie McElmurry, Campus Minister, Melissa Duquette, coordinator for Volunteer Service Corps at Campus Kitchen and Kent Greer, assistant director at the Center for International Studies. For additional information concerning the event, contact Laurie Cronin at ext. 4484.

VSC encourages compassion toward the homeless February is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month for Volunteer Service Corps (VSC) and to honor this, VSC is holding a contest to encourage groups to volunteer. Groups will be going to Samaritan ministries, the Food Bank and Crisis Control. The three groups with the most hours volunteered from the week of Feb. 23 to the week of March 6, will get to attend a cookout in their honor. The top group will also win $100 for the charity of their choice. Groups interested in participating in this should contact Teddy Aronson at arontt7@wfu.edu by Feb. 20 with agency preference and group size.

Students to address Internet ethics at symposium Four undergraduate students will present their perspectives on Internet ethics, online discourse and gossip sites such as Juicy Campus at a symposium titled “Juicy Ethics” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 23. The event will take place in Annenberg Forum in Carswell Hall, Room 111, and will be free and open to the public. The symposium will feature student presentations followed by a panel discussion with faculty experts, an open discussion with the audience and a reception.

BB&T sponsors campus-wide essay contest All students are invited to enter an essay contest sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. The best essays will be provided with both honorary distinction and a monetary award of up to $1,500 at the end of this semester. This year’s topic is “Markets and Freedom,” and it asks students, in the context of the world’s financial markets crisis, to consider the scope of government action to ensure freedom. For more information and to view contest guidelines, visit www.wfu.edu/~westgp/Essay. pdf.

Correction In the Feb. 12 issue of the paper, in the article “University announces percentage increase in government,” the article misstated the percentage cost increase of student housing. The article stated that housing would increase by 3-10 percent depending on the student’s lodgings. In reality, housing will increase across the board by 4.5 percent. The article also incorrectly stated that tuition was the sole source of income for the university.

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Over-exercise poses real threat Investigation reveals an unlikely disorder and its possible sources By Caroline Glass | Contributing writer In high school, Rachel followed a strict exercise regimen. She limited her food intake to Saltines and orange juice and ran for miles every day. She obsessed over her time in the gym and punished herself if her performance did not live up to her standards. In 20 days, Rachel lost 34 pounds. “I just needed to move so I didn’t feel so helpless,” said Rachel, a university senior whose name has been changed to protect her privacy. “Exercising was the only time that I felt like I was actively changing how I looked.” While it’s clear that Rachel was suffering from an eating disorder, what is more difficult to diagnose is another disorder, one that is minimally researched and even less understood. Activity disorder is defined as a compulsion to exercise with the goal of burning calories and fat reserves. Someone with activity disorder literally can become “addicted” to exercise, allowing it to negatively affect his or her physical and mental health. Although no one knows precisely how many Americans are afflicted with this disorder, Deborah Benfield, a clinical nutritionist in Winston-Salem, says that there is a growing recognition that the numbers are on the rise, especially on college campuses. And our university is a prime example. Benfield estimates that during the school year, about 35 percent of her patients are university students, many suffering from activity disorder. It’s a disorder that is contradictory to the American culture. At a time

when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than half of U.S. adults are overweight, and 25 percent are not active at all, it seems that those who lead active lifestyles should serve as examples to the rest of the population. But experts are beginning to realize that some people push fitness to a harmful extreme. Are fitnessminded college students models of dedication, or bordering on obsession? The line is paper-thin. A closer look at the university Steven Giles, a communications professor who has studied the exercise habits of the university’s students, points out that exercise is a positive action, while many of the actions associated with eating disorders – binging, purging, withholding calories – are clearly negative. “This makes it even more difficult, especially from a methodology standpoint,” Giles said. “At what point does it become a compulsion? How much is too much?” According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise strengthens your heart and muscles, lowers body fat and reduces the risk of many diseases. Psychologically, exercise helps with stress control and produces a higher selfesteem. But the data indicates that university students are not exercising with these benefits in mind. In a National College Health Assessment (created by the American College Health Association) given to university freshmen in the fall of 2006, one-third of males and twothirds of females reported exercising to lose weight. Of these students, approximately eight out of 10 of males and nine out of 10 of females were considered either underweight or at a healthy weight, according to their calculated body mass indexes (BMIs), an estimation of body fat based on height and weight. “This is concerning,” Natascha Romeo, the university’s health educa-

t o r, said. “Exercising to be healthy is one thing, but these surveys clearly show that students are exercising for the purpose of losing weight, when the vast majority are already at a healthy weight.” These statistics are almost identical to the results of the same survey given three years prior, establishing that exercising as a means to lose weight, even when students are already at a healthy body weight, is a continuing trend at the university. The university environment Benfield suggests that this pressure may stem from the environment on campus. “My patients talk about how they feel when they go to the Pit and everyone’s dressed in exercise clothes and there’s a lot of conversation about how much everyone has exercised that day,” Benfield said Giles’ findings were similar. In small focus groups with students from all classes, Giles discussed the social influences related to body image issues. He found that many students talked at length about exercise and the competitive nature of the university population. Giles suspects that three factors make university students especially vulnerable to activity disorder and other body image-related problems. “The campus population is largely white, middle-class and competitive,” Giles said. These factors put university students at a higher risk for developing body-image issues. Students agree that the competitive nature at the university can foster unhealthy lifestyles. “Hey, we’re here, we’re paying the big bucks, and we want to be as close to perfection as possible,” Rachel said.

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“You can see that desire for perfection in the classroom and you can see it in the gym.” Sophomore Jen Skovira, a transfer student from Boston University, notices a difference between her old school and the students at our university. She believes that the pressure to achieve the “perfect body” may be due to the visibility of athletes on campus, or the homogeneity of the student body. “I see many girls who struggle with the body image Wake students portray,” Skovira said. “I notice many girls who do not naturally have a slender figure feeling pressured.” The conclusion of the article will run in next week’s issue.

University to host creativity symposium By Maya Yette | Staff writer

for the symposium, “Mirror Worlds,” a film installation in the Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Gallery in the Scales Fine Arts Center, will open and there will be open forums to exchange ideas. “I wanted to make it more than a traditional academic symposium of talking heads because creativity is a very dynamic, engaged human behavior,” Book said. “We needed to get active people who were crossing borders in a bold kind of way, artistic people, scientists and other kinds of people who are mixing it all up.” Featured guests at the symposium include opening keynote speaker David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, and performance artist Meredith Monk, who will perform as

“Creativity: Worlds in the Making,” a national symposium that will be held at the university March 18-20, will bring together scholars across a variety of disciplines to further the national discourse on creativity within the current global environment. Lynn Book is the director of the Program for Creativity and Innovation within the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts and is also a visiting associate professor in the theatre and dance department. In her role as director of the program, Book was charged with putting together a public event that dealt with creativity; she has spent the last two years planning the symposium. “The objective is to position creativity as a broad spectrum in human behavior,” Book said. “(We’re) looking across disciplines at what creativity looks like in different areas.” Spanning three days, the symposium will feature a host of speakers, workshops and performances. The Lilting Banshees developed a late night performance Graphic courtesy of wfu.edu/creativity/symposium

part of the Secrest Artist Series and deliver the closing keynote address. Other symposium presenters include Harvard University Professor David Edwards, filmmaker Abigail Child, University of Chicago Professor Josh Frieman and Emil Kang, executive director of the arts at UNC-Chapel Hill. To plan the symposium the program partnered with the Secrest Performance Series, Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Gallery, Scales University Theater and the medical campus. “One of the challenges was to find a common language, to find ways of talking about creativity that don’t sound like clichés but really address what it means in every area of scholarly pursuit to think outside the box,” Nancy King said. King is a professor in the department of social sciences and health policy and director of the Program in bioethics, health and society at the School of Medicine. The symposium themes include Creativity Considered as Literacy, Interdisciplinary Creative

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POLICE BEAT University Police responded to 78 calls from Feb. 9-15, including 8 incidents and investigations and 70 service calls. The summary follows:

Thefts • A license tag was reported stolen from a stu-

dent’s vehicle parked in Lot N adjacent to Kitchin and Poteat residence halls between 2 p.m. and midnight Feb. 12. •A student’s 2007 Dodge Charger valued at $26,000 was reported stolen from the Student Drive parking lot between 9 p.m. Feb. 8 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

•A student’s unattended cell phone valued at $400 was reported stolen Feb. 13 from Reynolds Gym. • A university employee’s wallet and its contents valued at $75 were reported stolen from a purse in an unlocked office in Reynolda Hall between 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Feb. 13.


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Intern: Job opportunities for undergrads abound Continued from Page A1

partake in a 30-minute orientation concerning the nuts and bolts of the internship search process. Upon completion of this registration session, students will receive a username and password in order to access ECHO, a system provided by the Office of Career Services to help students gather information on internship opportunities. Registered students will also have access to UCAN, an online job and Floyd internship database offered by Career Services in partnership with 20 other colleges and universities, and ELEADS, a non-profit internship database. According to Patrick Sullivan, assistant director of Career Services, there is no right way to conduct an internship search. However, in addition to using the databases as an essential resource, students should also

partake in networking to raise their chances of finding a job in their area of interest. “If a student has a particular interest, they should be generating lists from the databases and going directly to those employers,” Sullivan said. “I would encourage students to apply to around 15 internship opportunities.” Once students familiarize themselves with the resources and Internet databases provided by Career Services, the next step is to put together a resume. Sullivan affirms that students should think of a resume as a marketing document of skills to potential employers. Senior Trayonna Floyd, who held a summer internship in the field of law her junior year, recognized the importance of resources provided by Career Services, especially in the area of resume-building. “Once I was on ECHO, I met with a counselor in the Career Services Office to help me perfect my resume and to help me begin the search,” Floyd said. “These steps were essential because they connected me with resources that I would need beyond the internship process,” Floyd said. “Once you complete your internship, your resume has to

be updated again and you may want to use ECHO in the future as well to search for another internship or even a job. The benefit of taking advantage of the Career Services Office is that you have access to counselors that will assist you at every stage.” Shortly after the search begins, students should begin to focus on practicing and polishing interviewing skills in the likelihood that their application would require an interview with a representative from the potential employer. Career Services often conducts mock interview sessions with students interested in honing their proficiency in this area. Senior Jessica Stone, who has held two internship positions in Washington D.C. working for Congress, provided insight into interviewing technique. “In interviews, you should always ask questions,” Stone said. “Once their questions are finished, and they ask if you have any questions about the internship, always ask something! Even if you don’t really have anything to ask, you should inquire about the office environment, why he/she likes to work in the office, etc.” Additionally, Sullivan claims that something that can make a difference in

an internship search is practicing follow-up, such as calling to express interest one more time or writing a thank you note to your interviewer. Stone too recognized the importance of follow-up, but stressed that it is not something to be abused or practiced too lightly. “Some students make the mistake of over-contacting offices,” Stone said. “One follow-up phone call to ensure they received your materials is enough. You don’t want to annoy the internship coordinator, but you do want to show them you are sincerely interested. Always be gracious; thank them for the opportunity to interview. Keep e-mails and phone calls concise, professional and friendly.” Floyd recommends starting early. “(Finding an internship) is a competitive process and the earlier you start, the better your odds of getting what you want,” Floyd said. “Organize your time and information so you do not miss time-sensitive deadlines. Most importantly, take advantage of the Office of Career Services during your entire tenure at Wake. Familiarize yourself with the office and staff as a freshman, it will definitely make your life easier as a senior.”

In terms of advice to prospective participants in the internship search process, Stone encouraged students to shy from placing sole dependence on Internet resources. “When searching for an internship, I pretty much coldcalled a bunch of offices and asked about their intern programs,” Stone said. “You’d be surprised how dependent students have become on email and the Internet, and sometimes you’ll find something great that wasn’t online. One time when I called an office, their chief of staff happened to pick up and gave me some really helpful pointers.” Stone also recommends aiming high, but not to be discouraged if the search process yields unfavorable results the first time around. “If things don’t work out, find a job waitressing or doing temp work,” Stone said. “My internship advisor in my Senate internship told me she liked that I had waitressed the summer before. She had waitressed when she was younger and knew the hard work and patience that was part of the job,” she said. “It just goes to show you, everyone starts at the bottom and any kind of work experience can prove helpful in the future.

The worst thing you could do is spend three summers sitting at home on mom and dad’s couch – it’s a surefire way to be without a job at graduation.” Floyd advised students to be open-minded in regard to seeking out an internship opportunity. “Do not limit yourself to what we consider traditional work experience,” Floyd said. “You may be surprised that by trying something new, you discover your passion along the way. Before applying to any internship, consider its potential to make you a better person holistically and not simply professionally.” Floyd found that her internship experience heavily contributed to decisions regarding post-graduation and career plans. “My internship junior year was what encouraged me to apply to law school senior year,” Floyd said. “It equipped me with the knowledge and experience necessary to make this important decision and I have not looked back since.” For more information on how to get into the swing of the internship process, visit the Career Services website at www.wfu. edu/career or make an appointment to speak with a counselor, at the office in Reynolda Hall 8 or call ext. 5902.

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club’s leaders are optimistic about future growth. “Something I’d like to see in the near future would be to have the university host a MUN conference,” senior and club president Michael Mahmoud

said. “We would probably host a high school conference first and then a college event.” World policy simulations have been taking place since before the United Nations was formed; college students held conferences modeled after the League of Nations as early as the 1920s. Now, around 400,000 middle school,

high school and college students around the world participate in events like this every year. MUN cultivates many of the skills coveted by university students: research ability, public speaking and a thorough understanding of current events. “Model UN is a way for me to understand issues that go on outside of Wake

Forest and to reach policy decisions that I might face later in life,” Mahmoud said. He is currently applying to graduate schools in international relations and international law. The club is not just for those pursuing a career in politics, however. Some of its members are biology, Spanish

and business majors. Bo-Shan Xiang, a sophomore and the club’s vice-president, is pre-med. For him Model UN provides broad insight. “(I see) the political and social affairs of the world and it encourages a paradigm for problem-solving and cooperation,” Xiang said.


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Summer trip to explore sustainable living By Caitlin Brooks | News editor

Visiting anthropology professor Eric Bowne will lead a group of students on an innovative summer trip to explore the history and effects of human ecological interactions in the Appalachian Mountains from June 1-28. Looming peaks rise out of the southern Appalachian Mountains, the tallest summits in the eastern U.S. Streams trickle through cracks in rocks and then cascade as waterfalls into small pools tucked into the dense forest of the mountains. Innumerable birds sing, a bear lopes lazily through the wild, a pair of bold hikers trek a portion of the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail that runs the length of the country, from Georgia to Maine. It is an idyllic nature scene, the likes of which would have inspired Walt Whitman and his transcendentalist contemporaries. But the world is changing. Dramatic increases in the human population of the world press harder than ever on the natural resources of the mountains and the rest of the natural world. At the far end of Route 40W, a metropolitan mass, Asheville, rises from the mountains with all the complexities and intricacies of a city at an elevation of 2,134 feet. The few rugged hikers of decades ago are supplemented by hoards of tourists, interested in the unique crafts of the area, the wealth of the Biltmore Estate, and the romantic idea of a stay in the mountains. Tourism is just one manifestation of increased human interaction. Deforestation, integration into the global marketplace, development and settlement, mountain-top mining and agricultural practices are literally changing the faces of the mountains. Bowne’s program will study

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A 28-day summer study program will take students into the heart of the N.C. Appalachian Mountains and will explore the complexities of human ecology and sustainable development in the region. these issues and others relating to the effects of modern humans on the complex ecology of the mountains as well as patterns of development that began with the native Cherokee population of the area. Students will enroll and receive credit in two specially designed anthropology courses during this mini summer session: Human Ecology of the Southern Appalachians and Sustainable Community Development. In Human Ecology of the Southern Appalachians, lessons will move chronologically from the emergence of Mississippian societies through their transformation during prehistoric and early historic eras, to the impact of early European settlement and finally the region’s incorporation into the modern global marketplace.

The course will outline and explain many of the social and environmental issues that have arisen in the region and discuss the interconnections between environmental change and community vitality. Bowne plans to accomplish this task through extensive hands-on experience. Students will live in the “Big House,” a huge cabin in the mountains that will house most, if not all of the participants (Bowne is aiming for 10-12, though this number is mutable). The “Big House” will serve as a base of operations and the main classroom, though applicants to the program should expect to spend much of their time outdoors, exploring historical and cultural sights along and around the Blue Ridge Parkway and beyond.

Some of the many day trips and camping ventures include a trip to Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak in eastern North America, a camping venture to Cataloochee Valley to explore an old growth forest and a trip to Cherokee for an in depth look at Cherokee culture. The second course, Sustainable Community Development, aims to address the issues raised in Human Ecology and to provide real, plausible solutions to the many problems facing not only the Appalachian community, but the global one as well. “What I really want people to do is to understand and see what some of the solutions are to some of these big problems we’re facing right now. It’s easy to talk about the energy crisis or global warming, but what are the solutions?” Bowne said. “It’s all going to be

local solutions, I can tell you that much, and that’s what this trip is going to focus on.” To this end, many field trips will focus on local communities that are taking initiatives to increase sustainability. Among these are Celo, a community sponsored agriculture community, and Earthhaven Ecovillage, a community devoted to a holistic sustainability approach. “This isn’t hippie commune stuff,” Bowne said. “These are perfectly mainstream solutions in most cases to these kinds of problems.” Students will be very much a part of these solutions during their stays at the Big House. The price of the trip will include a monthly share of communitysponsored agricultural products grown at Celo.

“I want people to start thinking about real on the ground solutions, with energy, with food, with tourism and industry. These things all have to be compatible. We’re looking at things from a different perspective. There’s a lot of stuff going on locally in the mountains that is pretty impressive. For whatever reason, it’s a little hub (of progressive thought) in the state,” Bowne said. Every Sunday is scheduled as a leisure day, and with a river near the Big House and the open options of Appalachian adventure available, opportunities are endless. The last day of the trip before returning to Winston-Salem, all participants will white water raft the Nantahala River in a fully guided raft. “It’ll be fun, that I promise. And we’ll have a damn good time,” Bowne said to conclude the first information session for the trip. Though much of the action of the program will take place outside and the group will visit national parks, go camping and do small day hikes, Bowne stressed that the outdoors aspect will not be too physically demanding. Students will have opportunities to do more dangerous and strenuous activities, but they are by no means required. All majors are encouraged to apply to the program and should contact Bowne at bowneee@ wfu.edu for more information and to pick up an application. Costs for the trip will run from $1,000-$1,200 depending on the number of students accepted. This cost does not include the price of tuition for the six credit hours of classes, but does include camping fees, park fees, transportation, guest speakers, the stay at the Big House and some (but not all) food. Applicants should express interest to Bowne and fill out an application by Feb. 27.


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Professors speak out on economic stimulus bill By Elliot Engstrom | Managing editor

The Cato Institute, a non-profit public research foundation famous for being a libertarian think-tank, recently took out a full-page ad in several national newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal opposing President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan. The document listed hundreds of economists who chose to support the Cato Institute’s statement. Three of these economists are professors at the university. Calloway Lecturer Sherry Jarrell, Chair and ProfesWhaples sor of Economics Robert Whaples and Professor Emeritus of Economics John Moorhouse all took the opportunity to show their opposition to the stimulus plan on a national level. Jarell said that although she is not personally affiliated with the Cato Institute, she was thrilled to be able to show her stance in such a public way. When she first gave her support of the document she did not know its connection to the Cato Institute or that it would get such national coverage.

However, when asked how she felt about the fact that the Cato Institute had used her support in this way, her reply was simple. “I loved it,” she said. “I was ready to speak about the issue.” Jarell made it clear that she usually tries to stay out of politics, but feels that in this situation she has no choice but to be involved. “I think this is beyond politics,” she said. “This stimulus package flies in the face of basic economic reality. I commented as an economist, not a politician.” Jarrell believes that even people who wish to remain apolitical need to speak out on this issue. “All of a sudden, there’s a whole lot of misinformation about the economy, the stimulus package and the banking system being batted about as fact,” she said. According to Jarrell, basic economic principles need to be recalled when considering an economic plan that involves a lot of government spending, such as the plan Obama signed Feb. 17. “They cannot forget where a dollar of government spending came from,” she said. “Where would it stay if the government didn’t take it as taxes? The only part of our society that creates wealth is business.” Jarrell believes that wealth produced by business leads to further hiring,

growth and profits, whereas wealth redistributed by government is actually wealth destroyed. “It sounds political but it’s not,” she said. “It’s an economic fact.” She went on to say that she views the stimulus package as something that will decrease incentive for people to retrain, get an education, work harder and find new jobs. “It makes us all more dependent on government spending,” she said. “Government jobs take their income from my taxes. More people would have been hired if the taxes had been left in the businessman’s hands.” Jarrell also believes that the proposed package could be dangerous for American freedom as a whole. “Government should not be in the private sector,” she said. “That is the essence of economic freedom. Without economic freedom, you don’t have freedom.” Whaples was also happy to share his opinion on a national scale. He also believes that the stimulus package could be a mistake. “The standard rationale is that demand has fallen off,” he said. “We don’t want lost jobs.” Whaples went on to explain that those in support of the stimulus package believe that each dollar of government spending will produce more wealth, thus increasing spending and demand.

“There are people that have various multipliers,” he said. “The one being used most by the supporters of this package is 1.5.” For example, if $1 trillion was spent and the multiplier was 1.5, the result would be $1.5 trillion, thus the economy would have grown by $500 billion. However, Whaples believes that the package’s supporters may be wrong about the size of the multiplier. “Having a multiplier that small may encourage a bigger push,” he said. “However, there is a lot of research to suggest that the multiplier is less than 1.” If Whaples’ idea were to hold true, that would mean that the stimulus package would actually destroy wealth, causing the economy to shrink. He said that the economist who has convinced him of this theory is Robert Barrow, a professor at Harvard who Whaples describes as someone who could soon receive the Nobel Prize in Economics. “Barrow tries to look at natural experiments like World War II to see their effects,” Whaples said. Barrow has found that the amount by which government spending increased during the war corresponds to how far the GDP decreased. “There’s no free lunch here. You’re going to have to pay for this thing,” Whaples said. Whaples said it is important to make sure the benefits are greater than the money spent.

He sees this plan as similar to the stimulus checks sent out last year. “The research on those show that they have a very small impact on spending,” Whaples said. He went on to say that people generally used the stimulus checks to pay down old debt, which is not new spending. Whaples said that his solution would be permanent, across the board tax cuts. He argues that this would assure people that they would have more money down the road, and thus they would increase spending now. Whaples said that one idea that Obama ran on was increasing taxes on those in the upper tax brackets. He commented that many use this to form a comparison with FDR. While many see this as a positive comparison, Whaples sees it as a negative one. “I would say that taken as a whole, the New Deal prolonged the Great Depression,” Whaples said. “With every other recession, our economy bounced back, but that one it didn’t. You have to wonder why.”Whaples said that several years ago he took a survey of economists, asking them their view on whether or not the New Deal worked. The results were approximately halfand-half. Considering that many consider Obama’s economic plan somewhat similar to the New Deal, this is a very important question to address. “You have a healthy debate,” Whaples said.

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Initially, Student Union wanted to get Girl Talk to come onto campus. The student body agreed that this would be a fun and exciting concert. Unfortunately, Student Union could not get them to come, but we appreciate that they have continued the search for someone to come to campus. Students who belong to the Facebook group got an e-mail asking how they would feel if American Idol winner David Cook came to campus. We feel that David Cook is a good choice for a spring concert, in addition to the already-planned Third Eye Blind concert, because David Cook appeals to students who may not be the biggest Third Eye Blind fans. The demand for more concerts on campus is very obvious, and we appreciate the campus-wide efforts to improve the music scene at the university. The OAR concert last fall was a nice addition to the semester, and it hopefully will begin a tradition of having at least one fall concert every year. Because we are in WinstonSalem, which does not offer enough variety or quantity of concerts to satisfy the average college student, we must bring the music to us, or else suffer long drives to Charlotte or Chapel Hill. With that being said, we are very happy for the reopening of Shorty’s in Benson. The new Shorty’s will have a better stage and layout in general, making it easier to have student concerts and open-mike nights. Until then, we will continue to go to Hot Tuesdays and wait in anticipation for Student Union to (hopefully) announce that we will be getting an additional spring concert.

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Better regulation needed Food products placed on the market with sub-par standards

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eanut butter. It’s something which has been conspicuously absent from the Pit as of late. But this absence is really only indicative of a greater overall problem in our country at the moment, a problem of which this absence of peanut butter is only the tiniest part. As some of you may know, there is no peanut butter and hasn’t been for a while since there is a bit of a peanut shortage in our country. This shortage was caused by a disturbing outbreak of salmonella across the country, one which sickened approximately 600 people and has thus far been linked to nine deaths. The culprits were peanuts and peanut products that hailed from the processing plants of the Peanut Corporation of America, which has been forced to declare bankruptcy as a result of their rampant disregard for the

safety of their products. To look at the list of recalled products is to be faced with a shocking array of over 1,900 products. But the entire ordeal is not entirely shocking. For years our government has been stripping away the consumer safety protections enforced by the Food and Drug Administration and has weakened the FDA’s ability to enforce regulations of relation to food. This current salmonella outbreak is only the latest in a string of food recalls over the past decade and a half or so that has happened directly as a result of the increasingly lax food safety standards in place. Some would argue that the relaxation of these standards was necessary, arguing that they had grown too draconian and were hamstringing the companies that manufacture and package the food in our country. Thus, somehow, having weaker food standards is a patriotic thing to do, for it helps strengthen our economy. I must admit that I find this line of reasoning incredibly baffling — how is poisoning one’s fellow citizens patriotic? When one considers that many of these tainted food cases involve intentional dispersion of the food products into the nation’s food system despite knowledge of the danger, this then becomes a case of intentional endangerment. I was not aware that it is patriotic in our modern society to intentionally sicken members of one’s own society. The conditions described in the factories of the Peanut Corp. of America were horrifying to anyone unfamiliar with how incredibly dirty food factories tend to be — one

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“Grinding” has become an essential means of attracting the other sex

After reading the article “Guys should learn good habits” (Hannah Werthan, Feb. 5), I had a few thoughts about the author’s limited scope on “booty dancing.” If you’ve ever been to a club, there’s a steady trend that has gone on for close to two decades. Girls have lined up for years in the cold, in the rain and in the snow for two reasons: to get their respective grinds on and for males to buy them drinks. Females give males “the eye” and dress scantily clad in their best hooker-attire so that they may “accentuate their attributes.” These attributes are blatantly flaunted to attract male attention. In their efforts to attract male attention, they have succeeded with good smelling chemicals in dimly lit places with flickering flashes that perfectly reflect off their well caked-on faces into the eyes of unsuspecting males. Girls exhibit this “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” behavior in conjunction with various rhythmic

worker described leaks in the roof that corroded into holes, bringing a cascade of stagnant water and bird waste into contact with products that were nevertheless packaged and shipped to consumers. But this is hardly an isolated case — to glance at the regulations regarding when production can be stopped in a food processing plant is to realize that even vomit and fecal matter isn’t necessarily enough to require a halt in production. What we need in our great nation is a return to stricter food safety standards. It is frankly appalling that such breaches in safety can occur within the borders of what is allegedly an industrialized country. The FDA needs to be re-empowered to help protect us from a corporate greed that would gleefully sicken us all in exchange for a few dimes. Along with this, more of the incoming food products from overseas need to be carefully examined, a process that has already begun given the melamine scandal of 2007. This will help ensure that the exaggerated warnings of corporate shills (often cleverly disguised as politicians) that raising food safety standards will mean the departure of companies for overseas locations will be completely unfounded; America is one of the largest markets for food in the world, and one of the wealthiest at that. We are a market that food companies could not afford to ignore. The time to act is now … or would you prefer that peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a side of feathers and fecal matter? Miranda Kelly is a junior religion major from Quincy, Mass.

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gyrations to draw on the male’s oldest and most primordial instinct. If there is a female in the wild and her features are flaunted, it indicates that it’s some sort of choreographed courtship. At it’s essence, dancing has been used by humans for centuries to indicate all sorts of social behaviors, including attracting mates. So this primeval ceremonial female cue is still thriving in the modern male brain, which turns on the dancing circuits so that they may perform some ceremonial spasmodic airhumping for the female. This is something that should not be constrained by “habits” because it is just another extension of man’s (even woman’s) celebration of sexuality. So this notion that males should learn “good habits” is quixotic, in that most females I know enjoy dancing and a welcomed grind is more of an ancient “hello, I like you” rather than a questioning of one’s moral fiber. R.P. Oates Graduate student


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New stimulus bill passed too quickly

Government needs to slow down and consider the impact of decisions Jared Fuller

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ast-food, fast cars, fast Internet — fast, fast, fast. We live in a society that appreciates the virtues of fastness; but what about fast government? Is this something that we can live with? Is fast-paced government something we should appreciate? Or should we outright condemn it? I’m of the opinion that when government tries to push something through at a fast pace, it’s not for the “greater good” as many rhetoricians would like us to believe. Rather, the fast action of government is of the political sort; it’s a political maneuver designed to push something through without careful consideration, and all dissent is viewed as “unpatriotic,” “un-American” or even “bitter.” What, then, does fast-paced government give us? I’ll tell you. To confine the argument to recent years, fast-paced government has given us the oxymoronic “Patriot Act,” (of which virtually no Congressman had the opportunity to read,

as a new version of the bill was drafted in the a.m. of the evening it passed), and fast-paced government put us at war with the Middle East because, as you remember, if we didn’t act immediately, we were all in a grave state of danger. On an even more recent note, fast-paced government is ramming through the so called “stimulus/bailout package,” (again, as Congressman John Boehner pointed out, this 1,100 — not a misprint — page bill “has not been read by a single member of the House”). Why? Why is our government so incessant on everything being done at a moment’s notice? Why is it so incessant toward efficiency that the politicians won’t even read the bills themselves and expect us to sign on in the name of expediency and not rationale? ‘Tis quite simple, really, ‘tis the nature of power. Power begets more power, as the old proverb goes, and the almighty U.S. government is not exempt. All this fast-paced government really should get us thinking. Heck, we’re students at a top-tier university, right? Isn’t questioning something compatible with being a student in the first place? I would sure hope so. Let us, then, peer a little bit deeper. Anyone slightly acquainted with the natural law philosopher Thomas Hobbes knows that fear is a very powerful human emotion, if not the most powerful. So what do we notice when

government tries to do something fast? We and Freddie Mac (Government Sponsored notice that, in fact, government continually Enterprises (GSEs), that are not free-market capitalizes on fear; they instill it in the masses in businesses), the Federal Reserve interest rate the most chilling way possible. monopoly, and the U.S. Department of Let’s go back to the War in Iraq. Remember the Housing and Urban Development (where is this WMDs? You know, the ones we never found. in the Constitution?) all created the bubble by Donald Rumsfeld himself even said, “It appears artificially lowering interest-rates and putting as if there were not Weapons people into houses that were of Mass Destruction” and beyond their financial means. that “I don’t know anybody “You want a house? Well we’re ... the fast action of govern— that I can think of — who from the government and we’re ment is of the political sort; contended that Iraqis had here to help! Just sign here…” it’s a political maneuver nuclear weapons.” In short, fast-paced I’m pretty sure I remember government is never the answer. designed to push something Dubya himself saying, “We In fact, government in general through without careful con- is never really the answer; it’s cannot wait for the final sideration, and all dissent is proof; the smoking-gun that more like the problem. could come in the form of a The stimuli/bailouts are not viewed as “unpatriotic” ... mushroom-cloud.” Indeed, the answer, just as invading the fear was employed then Iraq was not the answer. in the name of fast-paced Never mind the problems; government action and it is being equally never mind the real reasons our government tries employed now. to act as expedient as a monarchy; never mind The new president certainly has not “changed” even questioning whether or not such an action much from Bush’s policies of fear-mongering. is even a viable solution! Obama stated that if we do not act immediately I mean, something has to be done and this is to pass the stimulus bill, “our nation will sink something, therefore we should do it, right? This deeper into a crisis, that, at some point, we may is second-grade rationale at its best. not be able to reverse.” As Ron Paul once famously said, “In the Obviously, the government has to fix Empire of lies, truth is treason.” everything even when they, themselves, created Jared Fuller is a sophomore from Farmington, N.M. the problem in the first place: Fannie Mae

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figures, which is clearly no longer the case.” Second, the Electoral College is not representative of the American principle of democracy. Every vote is not treated equal. Small states, regardless of their population, are guaranteed three electors. Therefore, the number of citizens represented by each elector differs depending on where one lives. While it is amiable to protect the interests of smaller states, using a system where a vote in Delaware is worth more than one in California, especially in a Alyssa Ray country founded on democracy, seems Guest columnist misguided. The Senate process of allocating two doubt the debate over the members per state already protects Electoral College lies at the against concerns that smaller states forefront of many citizens’ minds. won’t be able to secure their interests. In wake of the recent economic Furthermore, the policy of “winnercrisis, an expensive and controversial take-all’” for delegate electoral votes War on Terror, and a growing debt places a disproportional focus on “swing at home, thoughts over the actual states.” States like New York or Texas, election process might have been locks for either party, are passed over curbed. during the campaigning process because But perhaps they shouldn’t be. the outcome is as much decided. The Pretend for a moment that the votes of the minority here become system was different; that states weren’t allotted a quota of electors per superfluous. Because of these locks, presidential their population. Would that change candidates do not campaign for the anything? Would we be in the same worrisome majority of Americans. In fact, if a candidate focused his/ position we are in now? Would her attention on the 11 largest states George W. Bush even have been (California, Texas, New York, Florida, elected in 2000? Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, The debate over the Electoral Georgia, New Jersey College may be and North Carolina), more important and won them all, they than many realize. While it is amiable to prowould earn enough Conflicting views tect the interests of smaller electors to become over the worth of president. None electors have been states, using a system where of the votes of the abundant. Since a vote in Delaware is worth smaller states would be its inception, over more than one in Californecessary. 700 attempts to nia, especially in a country Wasn’t protecting change the process the interests of the have come before founded on democracy, small states one of Congress. seems misguided. the arguments for the To this point, each system? has failed, but all The overlying call attention to the problem with the frustration amongst Electoral College is that it takes the the parties over how the system power away from the people. An functions. Or doesn’t. election, although voted in by millions The founders devised the electoral of American citizens, is in the end process with the hope that the decided by 538 individuals. interests of smaller states would be And these individuals are not required protected. by law to vote for the candidate who Furthermore, they presumed received the most votes in their state. state electors to be better-educated They aren’t even required to vote at individuals looking out for the all. interests of the people. While these Democracy is defined as a system of seem to be good intentions, they government determined by majority are out of place in the presidential rule. election process; a process that has Yet how can the presidential process be some considerable flaws. construed as such when the candidate First, continuing off the suggestion who receives the majority of actual that electors are the betterAmerican votes is not guaranteed to intentioned, higher educated win? members of the population and In three different occasions, most necessary to represent national recently with George W. Bush in 2000, interests; this no longer true.” this concern has come to fruition. Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), Who knows where we would be if the recent supporter of direct or majority voice of the American public “popular” elections, argued that was followed? “the Electoral College was necessary when communications were poor, Alyssa Ray is a sophomore from Wilton, literacy was low and voters lacked Conn. information about out-of-state

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Worldly pleasures hurt the earth Jacob Bathanti

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John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. Mark 1:6.

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sceticism — a purposeful sparseness of living characterized by abstinence from all manner of worldly pleasures — has long exercised a powerful pull on the human spirit. Perhaps it is the aura of authority that ascetics can wrap themselves in: Jesus, Mohammad and the Gautama Buddha purified themselves through self-denial as a prelude to the establishment of great world religions. In the 4th century B.C., the Mauryan emperor Ashoka unified most of India under his benevolent reign. In 6th century A.D. Persia, the egalitarian nobleman Mazdak led radical social reforms that shook Iranian society to its core and set a precedent for Marx, Mohammad and the English Levellers. And at the turn of the blood-soaked Twentieth Century of our Lord, a vegetarian pacifist named Mohandas Gandhi helped show the British the door in Dammasoka’s India. These are long shadows cast by men who deliberately fasted and forewent. They sacrificed the haunches and harems and hashish that could have been theirs for the taking, choosing instead to measure their power in goodness. Although their aim was otherworldly, they

hold lessons for the environmental So trawlers scrape bare the reefs off movement and for anyone who the coast of Senegal and Namibia, wants to build a more sustainable and the fishermen who depend future. upon those fish stocks starve, and Consider the trappings of the good we, in our mansions, feast upon life, as defined in our American prawns. For each pound of shrimp, culture. Think about glittering two pounds of bony but delicious men and women, decked out in fish from Africa or the North new designer clothes, laughing Atlantic are ground into paste — an over a mixed grill in a friend’s eminently wasteful dynamic. high-ceilinged neocolonial house. And those high and airy ceilings Fine wine, comfortable chairs, the are a profligate, if extravagant, use smell of success and affluence. Who of energy for heating. And the fine wouldn’t want this? I certainly do. cotton of their (and our) new spring And our way of life is founded seersuckers was grown on chemically upon these aspirations and upon the enhanced fields where fertilizers logic of capitalism that grows out of deplete the soil and poison the human desires. water table. This list But while they’re could continue, but eating, look the point, I hope, is ... the same processes that at the kebabs, made: the nature of spiced perhaps feed our wealth also destroy American, Western, with cumin and the natural world around us, global materialism is coriander for a sapping the resources and transforms the human global flare. Steak of the Earth. landscape in distinctly and shrimp? The necessary Delicious, methods of unhealthy — some might certainly, and a extraction destroy say sinful — ways. good choice for the natural this crowd. But environment. The the logic of beef relationships created consumption is eminently flawed: by the logic of massive consumption 100 calories worth of beef can are at times profoundly unjust. And require up to 1,000 calories of grain the lure of material baubles can to produce. snare us in a spiritually deadening As much as 30 percent of the miasma. Should we feel guilty over world’s ice-free area is involved our good fortune? I don’t think so. in meat production, which Nonetheless, the same processes produces more greenhouse gases that feed our wealth also destroy than transportation. All this in a the natural world around us, and world where 800,000 people are transforms the human landscape in malnourished … distinctly unhealthy — some might The shrimp on their plates say sinful — ways. All this raises the isn’t much better. Most shrimp, possibility that a more abstemious particularly the extra-big, extralife might be better both for the yummy kind, is farmed. This means Earth and for our souls. Asceticism that they’re reared in artificial ponds, may provide the ultimate answer and fed a ground-up mash of other to the crises of human society and fish. environmental sustainability. The fish comes from all over the world, but disproportionately from Jacob Bathanti is a senior history and the coasts of poor countries, where political science major from Boone, environmental regulations are sparse. N.C.


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Seeing a lead that was once 23 cut down to five, Ish Smith did what he is quickly becoming known for in his junior season: he sparked the team with his play off the bench and pushed the lead back up. Against a Georgia Tech team that the Deacs had not beaten since Dino Gaudio became head coach, Smith saw the 1-3-1 zone that the Yellow Jackets were throwing at the Deacs and exploited it by going down low to sophomore James Johnson on two straight possessions, stopping the Yellow Jackets’ run. Smith, who finished with 11 points and eight assists – including one that put him over the 400 assist mark in his career – has seen his role change since sophomore Jeff Teague stepped in and became a lethal scoring threat. The problem for opposing teams is that he may just be even more dangerous coming off the bench than he was starting for the Demon Deacons. “More than anything when I got hurt it allowed me to observe the game and to know what we need on specific days and what we don’t need,” Smith said. “Who’s hot; who’s not. More than anything I was a student of the game.” Those better decisions include just two turnovers in an 87-69 Deacon win. He is recognizing the defenses that opponents are running and is able to push the tempo when the Deacs need

it most. Not only that, but his ballhandling has improved and he is gaining confidence around the hoop with his shooting. “The year Jeff has been having is by far one of the top guards in the country,” Smith said. “It’s no secret now. So what they’re doing now is ganging up on him and when he’s at the point by himself, there’s a big burden on him to score.” “When I come in I try to take the burden off of him. That’s my job to be on the bench and observe what we have to do to take this game to the next level or take it to a place where we can get some separation.” Teague finished with 15 points against Georgia Tech and had 15 points in an 86-63 win against Florida State Feb. 14, but he is not shooting the basketball at a clip consistent with earlier this year. A lot of it has to do with the defenses that teams are throwing at him. One player who has been taking over with the extra attention on Teague is Johnson. Johnson had 24 points on 10-12 shooting and 11 rebounds in the win against the Yellow Jackets. His continued growth has been refreshing for the Deacs and is a big part of the reason that their record is now 20-4 overall and 7-4 in the ACC. “His new nickname is ‘Swagger,’” junior L.D. Williams said. “James has all the swagger. The way he carries himself, he is never down. He has the ultimate confidence but he’s never cocky. He has the mindset of a killer. That’s what I love about him; he’s ultra-competitive. We’re the best of friends but in practice if we’re on different teams he’s going at my throat.”

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Junior L.D. Williams rises over the Georgia Tech defense in the Deacons’ 87-69 win. The team is 20-4 on the season. The Deacs are going to need that swagger as they face Duke at Cameron on Feb. 22. Duke has lost four of their last six conference games since being ranked number one. One thing Duke may need to bargain for though is the growth of sophomore guard Gary Clark. Clark, who had seven points in both the N.C. State loss and the Florida State win, is playing with a lot of confidence and is seeing a bigger bucket. He hit three of his five three-point attempts, finishing with nine points in the win against Georgia Tech. “You know what gave him confidence is the N.C. State game,” Smith said.

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Junior guard Ishmael Smith earns Deac of the Week for surpassing Chris Paul in career assists at the Florida State game Feb. 14. During the Georgia Tech game Feb. 18, Smith dished out his 400th assist. He is the seventh member of Wake Forest’s 400 assists club and now has 404. Smith, a religion major, has seen action in 22 Smith games this season, and is averaging 4.2 points per game and 3.3 assists per game. The Concord, N.C., native led the ACC in assists as a rookie in 2006-07. As a team captain his sophomore year he started in all 30 games. He was the only Deacon to do this.

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that there was a several foot difference between left field and right, something that would need to be fixed. Perhaps the most noticeable difference in watching the team play this year at its new stadium will be watching them at night. Gene Hooks Stadium did not have lights, but the new Wake Forest Baseball Park is equipped to hold games at night. The first pitch in the new park is set for 6 p.m. under the lights. The dimensions of the park seem to be relatively fair to both pitchers and hitters; short porches in left and right field, 320 feet and 316 feet respectively, favor the hitters while a deep center field, which extends from 345 feet in left and right center to 390 feet in dead center, will most likely favor the pitchers. The Athletic Department has also restructured the outfield walls at the new Wake Forest Baseball Park, reducing their size from 24 feet to 8 feet in every section of the ballpark except for the center field walls, which stand at 16 feet and provide the hitter with a solid green background.

At the start of the 2009 season the Demon Deacon baseball squad will wave goodbye to their former home, Gene Hooks Stadium, and say hello to their new and improved Wake Forest Baseball Park. Formerly known as Ernie Shore Field and the host of a minor league baseball team since 1956, the newly renamed Wake Forest Baseball Park has been upgraded and renovated to serve both the team and, of course, the fans. The new park, which was purchased by the university in the fall of 2008 for $5.5 million, has a capacity of 6,000 with ample parking, concessions and restroom facilities, all of which are obvious improvements from the team’s former on-campus stadium. However, being built in 1956 means the stadium did not come without problems. The university applied and received approval from city officials for a $1 million construction permit to renovate the stadium. As the project began its goals grew. Upon surveying the field the Athletic Department noticed See Stadium, Page B4

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“He actually sparked the run that cut it to two. That game got him going and Florida State he hit some shots. All you need is confidence as a shooter. “I told him that 80 percent of basketball is confidence. Everyone in this world can play basketball if you work at it; after that it’s all about confidence to show that you can do it.” The entire Deacs team is playing with a lot of confidence lately, showing the talent that earned them a number one ranking earlier in the season. They are hoping to take that confidence into their Feb. 22 game at Cameron Indoor.

Maintain the March Madness By Alex Botoman | Staff writer

Don’t look now, but our beloved Spring Break is only two weeks away. To most students this brings to mind visions of Caribbean beaches or hitting on the smokin’ hot Argentinean ski storage attendant at a certain Park City condo. Oh, that last part is just me? Well, it doesn’t matter, because this is the year to skip out on the stereotypical vacation plans and head to Atlanta for Spring Break. I know what you’re thinking, “Alex, the Man put the kibosh on Freaknik like 10 years ago. What would I do in the ATL over Spring Break?” Well, how about watching the best college basketball that the country has to offer, while repping Wake Forest at the same time? That’s right, this year the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is being held in Atlanta March 12-15 and your Deacs are one of the main attractions. I can personally vouch that attending the ACC tournament is one of the greatest experiences that you can have as a Wake fan. It’s more than getting to see your team play; it’s about the whole atmosphere of the event. You may recall that last year the Deacs lost in the first game of the entire tournament. That means that by roughly 2 p.m on Thursday afternoon the team that had brought me to Charlotte would play no more. Did I sell my tickets to the remaining 10 games and drive back to Winston to lick my wounds? Nay, I sat through all of the other games because everyone knows that it’s far less emotionally damaging to lick your wounds while watching Duke lose than it is to do so while sitting alone in your dorm room listening to Journey. The ACC tournament is also the only place where fans of almost all ACC schools can unite for a common cause – namely cheering for Duke and Carolina to lose. One of the highlights of my year was watching a conglomeration of yellow, orange, red, purple and gold clad fans rejoice in ecstasy as Clemson upset Duke in the semifinals. This brings me to one of the best parts of the ACC tournament – the chance to interact with fans of all the other schools. You may be thinking, “Why would I want to hang out with a bunch of Carolina or Duke fans, or God forbid Florida State and Clemson fans?” The short answer is that Florida State and Clemson girls are quite stunning.

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l e g o V t s o Jo This freshman tennis player, from Groningen in the Netherlands, has traveled a long way to get to Wake Forest, but it has well worth it. The second place finisher in the European Championships with Holland is already contributing to the Deacon squad..

By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor How did you decide to come to Wake? I wanted to still play tennis on a high level and to get a good education, because in the Netherlands we don’t really have a system that has a good combination (of sports and school) like here in America. Here at Wake they offer both, and I really liked our campus. What has been the hardest thing to get used to in the United States? The language barrier is a really big adjustment. I didn’t really speak a lot of English before I came here, and to adjust in a totally new environment and culture, getting used to the language and slang was a big deal. What are your personal goals for the season? My personal goal is to get better every day and to I practice the best I can. What are your goals for the team? I want to help my team to win the ACC and the NCAA championship. If you could play against anyone in the history of the sport who would you play? Goran Ivanisevic from Croatia. I was 11 when he won Wimbledon in 2001. I was a big fan of his game and his personality. After that I haven’t really had a favorite player. Who is your role model? I don’t really have a role model. I try to learn from everyone a little bit and see if I can use some aspects of their game in my own game as well. Although, nowadays I think Federer is the best player. But on the other hand I can say I would support Nadal because of his phenomenal commitment for his game. But if I had to choose, I would definitely say Federer. Do you prefer playing singles or doubles? I would say both, singles because you are alone in your fight against your opponent and you have the responsibility for yourself, and in doubles you are always dependent from your partner. But, I really do like doubles too. I like to serve and play volleys and when you have a good connection with your partner it is really going well. Why would you encourage someone to visit Holland? Holland is so much fun! Amsterdam is of course an amazing city, everyone knows Amsterdam. Furthermore, we have nice people, nice culture, good food, good parties with lots of techno music and we respect other cultures. What makes Coach Zinn a good coach? He wants all his players to succeed the best they can, and he will do anything for you to get you to a higher level. What is your favorite place to eat in Winston-Salem? I really do like Italian food so I would say restaurants like Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill.

2009 football schedule announced The Atlantic Coast Conference and Wake Forest recently announced the 2009 football schedule. The Deacons will host seven games at BB&T Field, four of which will be conference games. This coming season will mark the third time the Deacons’ schedule includes seven home games. Five of the first six games will be home contests, beginning with the season opener against Baylor on Sept. 5. The Deacs then host Stanford and Elon before traveling to BC to open ACC play. The season finale game will be held at Duke on Nov. 28.

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Baseball team releases radio and television schedule

Women’s soccer signs seven to National Letters of Intent

A total of 40 Wake baseball games will be available by either radio, TV or Internet for the 2009 season. The RSN, the ACC regional sports network, will air Wake’s games at Duke on March 28 and at Virginia Tech on April 4. Additionally, if the Deacons reach the ACC Tournament, those games will be aired on RSN. SUN Sports will air the April 24 game at Florida State. ACC Select, the conference’s subscription-based online video streaming site, will portray ten of the Deac’s ACC games. WBRF 98.1 FM will air 18 games, including the season opener against Akron on Feb. 20. These games, and 14 additional games, will also be available at WakeForestSports.com.

Women’s soccer head coach Tony da Luz announced the signing of seven studentathletes to National Letters of Intent. The seven incoming players, each representing a different state, will be eligible to play in fall 2009. The Deacons add Ally Berry, Lindsey Holman-Kelley, Jackie Logue, Kristen Meier, Marisa Park, Shareen Sutherland and Alisha Woodson. The Deacons finished the 2008 season with a 13-8-0 record. Hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, they advanced to the second round before James Madison defeated them 1-0.


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Both track Lady Deacs drop two of three teams win in NY Duals By Scott Wilson | Contributing writer

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A host of Wake Forest track and field athletes set personal records Saturday, Feb. 14 en route to victories on both the men’s and women’s sides at the New York Armory Duels in the New Balance Track & Field Center. The format of the meet involved a rare team scoring method, in which each squad was awarded points (6-4-3-2-1) for up to two members that place in each event. Both Wake teams easily managed this unusual system, with the men’s squad dispatching Brown, Maryland, Penn and Rutgers, and the women’s side taking down Cornell, Virginia and Columbia. Coming off a record breaking performance at Virginia Tech at the VT Elite, junior Caroline Vaughn put her name atop yet another chart with her 7.81 time in the 60m dash, tying the school record held by Diane Anderson. Fellow junior Nicole Castronuova finished right behind her with a 7.83 time and personal best. On the men’s side for the 60m dash, senior Michael Bingham continued his dominance with a 6.96 winning time. Lange Vaughn also nearly broke her 60m hurdles record of 8.53 that she set last week, by finishing in 8.54 in her first place effort. Additionally, junior Alex Gove set a new personal record by finishing the event in 8.96. Senior John Compton came within a second of setting his personal best in the 3,000m with a time of 8:39.86 to finish fourth. This performance was especially meaningful to Compton, being his first race in competition in over a year since injury last spring and ineligibility as a fifth-year senior in the fall. “I had no idea what to expect from myself after not racing for nearly a year, so I am very excited to run (so close to) my personal best in my first race back,” Compton said. “This suggests good things to come for the rest of the season and has certainly motivated me to raise the bar of what I expect from myself.” The team definitely raised the bar last weekend as a whole. Junior Jon Reid’s 47.59 victory in the 400m contributed to the effort. Bingham’s 48.10 followed Reid to secure the top two positions for the team. On the women’s side of the event, Gove and sophomore Kim Vos set personal bests in their fourth and seventh place efforts with times of 56.93 and 57.69,respectively. “This is a good sign for our team because the veterans on the team were key performers in their younger years, so for them to continue to step up and improve is proof of our strength,” Compton said. “Broken personal records are a testament to our team’s determined work ethic.” Bingham continued filling up the stat sheet with a 21.33 victory in the 200m. For the women’s event, the duo of Castronuova and Vaughn earned first and third places. In the women’s 3,000m, Anna Nosenko’s 9:38.05 took home the silver. The men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams both won their events to complete the running events, with times of 3:18.37 and 3:48.26. The personal betterment of individual and team performance continued in the field events, with junior Tyler Dodds leaping 22-04.50 for a personal best and second place in the men’s long jump. For the women, freshman Michelle Lange turned in a season-best mark of 11-05.75 to finish fifth in the pole vault To complete the personal bests from freshmen, Sarah Brobeck broke her marks in both the weight throw, with a toss of 42-02, and the shot put, with 38-02.75. The Deacons will look to continue their growing success in their return to Blacksburg, Va., next weekend for the Virginia Tech Challenge, their final meet before the ACC Championships Feb. 26-28.

Men’s Rugby By John Harrison | Staff writer Desperate to right the ship after two consecutive losses and eager to remain in the hunt for a playoff berth this spring, the Wake Forest men’s rugby team thumped league rival N.C. State 53-7 Feb. 14. The match was essentially an elimination game for both teams, with each side looking for its first win in league play. “We played ourselves into a tough position in the last couple weeks, needing a win against State to keep our season alive,” senior captain and scrumhalf Drew Legge said. “We knew it was a must-win game, but we still focused on trying to win rather than trying not to lose” Wake Forest did just that, dictating play right from the start of the match and jumping out to a quick 10-0 lead thanks to unconverted tries from sophomore flanker Hunter Lostan and freshman wing Ben Cohen. Junior prop Kenton Forte added back-to-back tries midway through the half to help the Deacons distance themselves from the Wolfpack. Junior wing Perry Salvagne was success-

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Maybe it was the aura of Kay Yow intervening to bring about yet another improbable last-minute victory. Maybe it was the bubble gum pink uniforms sported by the N.C. State team, complete with the name of their legendary coach stitched across the back of each jersey. Or maybe the Wolfpack women just have Wake’s number this year. For the second time in a week, the women’s basketball team fell to the Wolfpack, this time by a score of 65-63 in overtime. Five days after 28 percent shooting led to a 59-51 loss to the ‘Pack in Raleigh, N.C., the Deacs suffered through another subpar shooting night, connecting on just 32 percent of their shots. Head Coach Mike Petersen attributed the bad shooting to N.C. State’s “long athletes that put good pressure on the ball.” The Demon Deacons kept the game close with a career best scoring performance by redshirt junior Sarah Riddle and an enormous rebounding advantage. After leading at times by as many as seven points in the second half, the Deacons watched their lead evaporate completely as Nikkita Gartrell hit one of her four threepointers with 1.9 seconds left in regulation. After falling behind early in the overtime period, the Deacons rallied to pull ahead 63-62 on a three-pointer from senior Alex Tchangoue with a little more than a minute to play. With six seconds left, however, Gartrell struck again, drilling her fourth three-pointer of the night to propel the Wolfpack to a 65-63 win. Gartrell finished with a gamehigh 22 points and six rebounds and seemed to have the answer every time N.C. State needed a big shot, tallying eleven points in the final six minutes of the game. The Deacons began the game shooting poorly, but buoyed themselves by collecting 16 first-half of-

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Freshman Brooke Thomas defends a Virginia Tech player driving to the basket. Thomas had eight assists in the Lady Deacons 66-44 victory over the Hokies. fensive rebounds and forcing 14 N.C. State turnovers. Riddle, playing in place of senior Corrine Groves, scored a careerhigh 15 points, including eight in the first half, to carry Wake Forest to a 27-25 halftime lead. Riddle scored almost at will in the post, making four out of the five shots in the half. After shooting 59 percent from the floor in the first half, the Wolfpack cooled off, connecting on only 33 percent in the second period. A key adjustment was a switch to zone defense, which Petersen felt “really bothered N.C. State.” The Deacons augmented their improved defense with better shooting in the second half and were able to drive the ball toward the basket more. “I was imploring our kids to take the ball to the rim and put some more foul pressure on them,” Petersen said. The Deacons were able to do this successfully, hitting 10 of 12 from the free-throw line to remain competitive despite poor shooting from the field.

On N.C. State’s final offensive possession, the Deacons switched away from the zone that had been giving the ‘Pack fits. “We went to our open hand defense, where we switch on every screen because we did not want to allow a three,” Petersen said. Unfortunately, the Deacs were unable to contain Gartrell, who nailed an open three to force overtime. Freshman Brooke Thomas, despite missing a free throw in regulation to set up Gartrell’s heroics, scored nine points and dished out a career-high nine assists. “We go as Brooke goes, that’s the way it is with point guards here,” Petersen said. “Brooke will be a phenomenal player for us here.” Tchangoue, who played all but one minute, and junior Courtney Morris contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively. Two-time ACC freshman of the week Secily Ray added six points and nine rebounds. For N.C. State, Shayla Fields scored 15 points and handed out four assists while Sharnise Beals

contributed 14 points and six rebounds to the Wolfpack win. The win improves the Wolfpack to 12-14 and 4-7 in the ACC, while the Demon Deacons fall to 18-7 and 5-6 in the ACC. On Feb. 15, the Lady Deacs hosted the Hokies of Virginia Tech in the annual Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Pink Zone game. The second largest crowd of the season saw four players score in double figures, propelling the Deacons to a 66-44 win. Sophomore Camille Collier led all scorers with 20 points, followed by fellow sophomore Brittany Waters with 11 points and Riddle and Tchangoue had 10 points. Brittany Gordon led the Hokies with 12 points in the losing effort. The win evened the Demon Deacons’ record at 5-5 in the ACC, putting them into a three-way tie with UVA and Georgia Tech for sixth. The Deacs will travel to Virginia Tech Feb. 22 before returning home to play Duke and Florida State in its final two games of the regular season.

M. golf finishes 12th in Gator Invitational By Nick Oliphant | Staff writer

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The Wake Forest men’s golf team opened its spring season with a 12th place finish at the SunTrust Gator Invitational Feb. 14-15 in Gainesville, Fla. Senior Dustin Groves led the team with a two-over-par total that placed him 17th overall. Groves’ team-leading performance started with a one-under-par 69 in the first round, the team’s only under-par round for the event. Groves recorded two bogies, one birdie and 15 pars in his final round of 1-over 71. However, Groves’ performance wasn’t enough to keep the Deacons from finishing near the bottom of the 14-team event. On the first day of competition the team posted rounds of 288

and 292 to put them in 12th position going into the final round. Despite a 7-over 287 in the third round, the team was unable to improve upon its position in the field. Consistency as a team seemed to be an issue, as at least one score of 78 or higher had to be counted each round. By contrast, Florida, the tournament winners, never counted a score higher than 71. Head Coach Jerry Haas was disappointed in his team’s performance and stressed the importance of the Deacons improving over the next three tournaments before heading into the ACC Tournament. Though the team effort was disappointing, freshman Daniel Meggs played well in his spring debut. He turned in rounds of 71-73-72 to finish second on the team and tied for 35th overall. His scoring was an improvement on his average

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ful on both conversion attempts, and the score stood at 24-0. Legge sprinted down the sideline in the waning moments of the opening period, scoring in the corner of the try zone just before time expired. Salvagne converted again to give Wake Forest a 31-point advantage at the break. “When you’re up big like we were at halftime, it’s easy to get greedy and try to do too much individually,” Legge said. “Fortunately, we avoided that and gave ourselves the opportunity to work on some complex plays that we need to perfect for future situations.” The Deacs picked up right where they left off to start the second half. Off of a midfield scrum in the opening moments of the period, Wake slipped the ball out to freshman winger Brandon Turner, who weaved his way fifty meters down the sideline and scored underneath the posts. Salvagne’s successful conversion pushed the lead to 38-0. “In terms of execution, I thought we were very patient on offense,” Head Coach Barry Horewitch said. “We allowed our pattern of play to open scoring opportunities rather than trying to force the issue.” N.C. State’s only try came midway through the second half, thanks to a

converted try by the Wolfpack’s flyhalf. Wake responded by tacking on three more tries – from senior No. 8 Timo Kawira, Legge, and senior prop David Poplaski – in the final minutes of the match. Salvagne failed to convert on all three, and the match ended with the score 53-7. “I was impressed but not surprised by our team’s ability to play the game that they did against N.C .State,” Horewitch said. “I think we’re finally starting to cross a hurdle that every good team must cross, which is playing to the best of its ability regardless of the level of competition or the circumstances surrounding the game.” The Deacons’ final league match of the season is this Feb. 21 against Appalachian State. In order to clinch a spot the playoffs, Wake must top the Mountaineers, who currently sit atop the league standings after their stunning upset of East Carolina. “There is no question that the game against Appalachian State will be a tough one,” Horewitch said. “They are a very physical team, but our coaches expect the same thing out of our guys that they expect every week – to go out and play hard for 80 minutes, execute the game plan and win the rugby game.”

for the year that had him in fourth on the team entering the event. Junior Brendan Gielow struggled the first two rounds of competition posting 79 and 76. He played steadier in the final round carding a 2-over 72. Junior Travis Wadkins carded a 78 in the opening round but responded with a 71 in the afternoon session. He totaled 221 for the event after a 72 in the final round and finished tied for 62nd. Junior Preston Yates finished the tournament at 17-over par after posting a 78 in the final round. Florida’s Toby Ragland claimed the individual win when he won a seven hole playoff. Next up for the Deacons is a title defense at the General Hackler Invitational. The tournament will be played at the TPC of Myrtle Beach March 8-9. The Deacs came back from a 16-shot deficit in the final round last season.

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The Wake Forest Rugy Club battles ECU in a match last year. This year’s team is battling for a playoff spot.


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Every tennis player has an opponent that they just can’t seem to beat. Vitas Gerulaitas famously lost 16 matches in a row to Jimmy Connors. Marat Safin has a 2-7 record against the generally lower ranked Fabrice Santoro. For the Wake Forest men’s tennis team, that nemesis is VCU. Wake has played the Rams every year since 1993 posting a record of only 2-14 over that time period, including last year’s upset of the then No. 11 Deacs. However, on Feb. 14, the No. 21 ranked Deacons vanquished their VCU demons and rallied from behind to post a nerve-racking 4-2 victory. Head Coach Jeff Zinn split up his highly-ranked doubles tandem of senior Cory Parr and junior Steve Forman in an effort to get more production from the bottom of his doubles lineup. The plan ultimately failed as the Deacs dropped the doubles point after losing a very tight No. 2 doubles match. Wake picked up the first doubles win at the No. 3 spot as Forman and sophomore Jon Wolff won 8-5 over Bobo Delemark and Jordan Dyke.

Without their normally solid No. 1 doubles team, the Deacs lost the top doubles match as junior Andrew Brasseaux and freshman David Hopkins fell 8-6 to Benjamin Bouhana and Emil Lindgren, leaving the doubles point to be decided by the No. 2 doubles match. Parr teamed up with junior Jason Morgenstern to take on VCU’s Nicolas Vinel and Martin Schulhauser in a match that eventually went to a tiebreak at 8-8. Morgenstern’s plethora of unforced errors eventually doomed the Deacon team, as they lost the tiebreak 7-4, giving the Rams the point. The singles matches started off very tight and a Wake victory was far from guaranteed. At No.1 singles, Parr pulled the Deacs even with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Martin Schulhauser. Wolff put on a dominating performance at No. 5 singles against Delemark, constantly painting the lines with groundstroke winners to take the match 6-1, 6-2. Vinel picked up a win for the Rams at the No. 3 spot by cruising past Brasseaux 6-3, 6-3 to tie the overall match score at 2-2. At No. 2 singles, Forman rallied back strongly after losing the first set to win the match 6-7(2), 6-1, 6-3 and put the Deacons on the verge of clinching. Hopkins closed out the match at the No. 4 position, break-

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A Wake Forest player returns a shot in a recent match against Ohio State. The Deacs are 5-2 on the season. ing No. 98 Emil Lindgren early in both sets and not giving up any ground on his own serve to get the 6-4, 6-4 win. Hopkins has posted an impressive 4-1 singles record so far this season, and the win over Lindgren was his first career victory over a nationally ranked player.

Wake Forest’s record currently stands at 5-2.The Deacons will not have another home match until April as they enter a stretch of 14 consecutive road matches. They begin their travels with a trip to Big Ten country to take on Minnesota and Wisconsin on Feb. 20 and 22, respectively.

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“All improvements to Wake Forest Baseball Park were done in an effort to either improve the competitive situation for the team, make the ballpark more representative of Wake Forest or increase the level of the fan experience,” Corey Jenkins, a member of the Athletics Operations Department, said. The competitive situation for the team has improved with the installation of a new outdoor hitting cage. A new clubhouse, locker room, coach’s office and training and equipment room are outfitted with couches and modern amenities such as faltscreen televisions. A sound system has been added to adequately represent the desire to make Wake Forest Baseball Park a top-notch athletic facility.

“More improvements and renovations can be expected in the future which should help develop Wake Forest Baseball Park into a premier college baseball stadium,” Jenkins said. The Athletic Department plans to proceed much the way they have done with BB&T Field implementing several phases of renovation that will take place in the years to come. Among those renovations, Athletics Director Ron Wellman has expressed interest in installing field turf. While an expensive upfront cost, the field turf would all but eliminate maintenance costs and alleviate the pressure for the team to be its own groundskeepers. The purchase and renovation of Ernie Shore Field is yet another step in the university’s effort to rejuvenate Deacon Boulevard. The Athletic Department hopes that the move from the smaller on-campus

stadium to the bigger more public field will bring increased community interest and subsequently increase ticket sales. The move also qualifies Wake Forest to host NCAA regional post-season play. Hooks Stadium, built in 1981, will be used to expand the golf practice facility. Wake Forest is working with Arnold Palmer Design Company to figure out how to best expand the golf facility. If you are looking for the Warthogs you won’t find them. On Dec. 4, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines joined the franchise owners to unveil the new team name: the Winston-Salem Dash. The Class High-A is the minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The Demon Deacons will open the new Wake Forest Baseball Park on Friday, Feb. 20 against the University of Akron.

The long answer is you have the opportunity to make new friends. While at the tournament last year I happened to notice that the cowbell player in the BC band was playing his instrument with a gusto that I had never seen. We started cheering for him, and our enthusiasm soon spread from our section until it captured the hearts of the entire arena. A star was born, and I am proud to say that I was the first to get his autograph. I look forward to a repeat performance this year, but I am also glad to say Chris Deerr is now one of my friends. Last year, I was one of only five Wake Forest students that bought tickets to the ACC tourney and had the privilege of witnessing this glorious sight. Five students! That’s pathetic for the fan base of a Big Four school. Luckily, they hold the tournament annually, so this is your chance to redeem yourself. It also happens to coincide with the fact that this is arguably the most talented Demon Deacon team in history. We already know that we can beat Duke, Carolina and Clemson, so as long as we can squeak past Georgia Tech in the first round we should be a lock for the title. Okay, so that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but nobody can argue that Wake has a definite shot to win the championship. “How do I get tickets?” you ask. “The Screamin’ Demons e-mail said that I’m not eligible because I was 10 minutes late to the Boston College game.” Don’t believe their Goebbels-like propaganda, I can promise you that the Wake Forest Ticket Office would be happy to sell you as many books of tickets as you want for face value. Can’t afford to buy a whole book, and only want to go to Wake’s games? You should have no problem buying affordable tickets from a scalper because of the large volume of seats in the Georgia Dome. I happen to have the number of a reliable guy named Raven, so hit me up if you want it. Oh, and one last tip: if Carolina is winning late in the game, I would advise that you leave your seats with about one minute remaining. My ears are still bleeding from the collective Tar Heel orgasm that poured out of the blue clad fans last year.

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University sophomore Joel Ang recently started his own photoblog Web site, Wakeshots. By Chantel O’Neal | Asst. life editor

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Ang’s photos attract attention from the campus for capturing the university’s spirit.

We’re livin’ in a digital world, not to mock Madonna, but it’s true. With the Internet becoming an essential part of day-to-day life, be it IMing during class or research for that overdue term paper, it’s no surprise that students are using it to let their voices be heard and their passions put on display. Sophomore Joel Ang is doing just that. With a Nikon D80 and a standard-issue Thinkpad, Ang is forging his own way in the world-wide web – one photo at a time. In January, Ang launched Wakeshots, his own photoblog dedicated to capturing university life. The blog isn’t focused on any particular facet of student life. Containing everything from sunsets and snowfalls to momentous basketball games and campus landmarks, the photos present his “through-the-lens perspective of life at Wake,” according to the Web site. By combining his love of photography with his interest in other photoblogs, he came up with the idea for his own site last semester. “I thought it would be good for people who wanted photos of stuff happening around campus to have somewhere to go to,” Ang said. And now, with the help of his blog, they do. It took some time for his idea to be put into action, and to come up with the perfect name. Eventually, Ang decided on Wakeshots as a deviation from the ever-popular photo sharing site, Webshots. “I couldn’t come up with anything until Wakeshots,” Ang said. “It’s funny, because people thought it was an alcoholic thing initially.” Now all the clarifications have been made and the word is out, via flyers and Facebook. It’s become quite the little-blog-thatcould. Since his first post, the Web site has generated around 300 to 400 hits in just a month. According to Ang, it is a good starting place, but he’s already looking ahead. So fasten your camera strap; his goal: at least a fourth of the campus. “It may seem like a ridiculous amount of people, but hopefully it will get to a point where people just know the name and after big events that happen on campus they can just go online and get photos,” Ang said. His big plans for the Web site also include Wakeshots becoming the goto-site for all university pictures. “It sounds kind of crazy, but there aren’t any other options for people,” Ang said. As of now, he is well on his way to achieving that goal. See for yourself. The photoblog is full of comments from university students who admire and enjoy Ang’s work. “This is the Wake I know and love,” ju-

nior Thomas Kozak said. “Well done.” You can also vamp up your own laptop with a free wallpaper download. Ang may be the lone photographer and the manager of the Web site, but he is no rookie when it comes to working with photoblogs. Wakeshots is produced in association with Ang’s other Web site, Spoken For Photography, which shows his freelance work from outside the university bubble. You may see Ang at one event or another, snapping pictures for his blog. But if things continue to go well, he did mention expanding. “At the moment, I’m just looking to get the name out there,” Ang said. “Eventually I’ll maybe have one or two other people join it, just to help me maintain it.” The hardest part, according to Ang, has been advertising. Slogans and jingles aside, the way to a college student’s heart is through the stomach. Well, it worked wonders for Wakeshots. To celebrate the site’s grand-opening, Ang used a random drawing giveaway. It worked. Not only did it help publicize the photoblog, it also gave Ang beaucoups of feedback. Students who posted comments on the site by Feb. 1 were entered to win a $50 Village Tavern gift card and the choice of a photo. Freshman Cheryl Johnson was the lucky winner. Future contests and drawings are not out of the question. Keep in mind, the prize may not always be such a gracious gift card, particularly since the money came directly out of Ang’s pocket. This endeavor may be costing Ang right now, but the blog might turn out to be a source of revenue. As several university students suggested in their posts, Ang updated the site and is now offering to sell copies of his photos. Don’t worry. They may be worth a thousand words, but you only have to pay five to ten dollars depending on the size. Details at wakeshots.blogspot. com. For the computer illiterate, have no fear. The site is user friendly, whether or not you know about the intricacies of Javascript. It’s easy to find whatever you’re looking for, with pictures categorized by event and month. On a relatively small campus, you see the same things every day. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that most of Ang’s pictures offer a unique outlook on the seemingly mundane. “I look for things that people won’t usually see,” Ang said. Another signature style he uses is photographing small

framed images. “So it gives you an idea of what’s there, but not a complete picture of everything.” It may be hard to believe, but this semester Ang is taking his very first photography class. Until now, he taught himself. A little practice and experimentation goes a long way. “When I first started, it was pretty bad, because I had no idea,” Ang said. His first pictures were of food at various restaurants he went to, more up-scale than Subway – although Ang assured me that artistic photographs could be taken of a foot-long. “I was interested in the whole food thing,” Ang said. “I was reading a lot of restaurant reviews and food photography Web sites.” Even now, he follows the passion that first sparked his interest. Between classes and running two websites, Ang writes restaurant reviews and photographs food for wakestudent.com. He has also been a photographer for the Old Gold & Black since last semester. Regardless of the commendations of his peers, Ang insists that after being behind the lens for over three years he still has a long way to go. “It took me a while to get okay. I would still say I’m okay,” Ang said. “I’m not good. I’m still learning.” With a major in philosophy and a double minor in biology and studio art, Ang isn’t pursuing a career in photography. Instead, he plans to go to medical school. In his opinion, what you love doing shouldn’t be your career, because then it becomes work. Photography will, however, continue to be a side job or hobby of his. As far as the future of the photoblog, Ang may sell it or pass it down to a fellow student photographer who shares his vision, if it’s still up and running come May 2011. “I do want to maintain a quality about it,” Ang said. “It’s not meant to be a point and shoot photography Web site; that’s Facebook.” So while you upload some snapshots to your newest album, consider checking out Wakeshots. Maybe, like Ang, you’ll find something that catches your eye or inspires you to share your own works of art.

Theatre review | The Underpants

Steve Martin play adaptation provides many laughs By Jessie Ammons | Contributing writer

Never “underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie,” declares Theo Maske, a government clerk in early 20th century Germany. He mortifyingly bemoans this statement early on in the University Theatre Main Stage production of The Underpants, and the remainder of the play proves there’s truth to such a sentiment. Originally written by Carl Sternheim in pre-WWI Germany where it was scorned as too immoral and satiric and recently adapted by comedian Steve Martin, The Underpants is a light-hearted take on the commotion following one quick and accidental incident: the falling of Louise Maske’s underpants in broad daylight during a parade honoring the arrival of the king. Theo, played by freshman Wes Hughes, is the traditional, conservative, and all around unexciting husband of Louise, played by senior Ainsley Johnston. Theo is convinced that Louise’s debacle will cost him his reputation and perhaps his job, while Louise insists it was a split second ordeal that hardly

anybody noticed because the king passed by just as it happened. Alas, people noticed. Incidentally, the Maskes have a room for rent in their plain, ordinary German flat, and two very different characters come to rent it on the same day. Franklin Versati, played by freshman Jake Meyer, is a hopelessly romantic, quixotic and quirky poet, convinced he’s found his true love in the blushing and underpantsless Louise. Meanwhile, junior Danny Mullins plays Benjamin Cohen, a scrawny Jewish barber determined to protect Louise from Versati’s romantic attempts. While Theo is away at work, the Maske’s nosy neighbor Gertrude Deuter, played by senior Erin Bickley, encourages Louise to submit to an affair with Versati, a prospect Louise excitedly embraces. Thus begins the silly scheming, characteristic of women no matter the time period, to arrange alone time for Versati and Louise. In the process, a comical web is woven between Louise and both of the boarders, and also between Gertrude, Louise and even Theo. The script, albeit clever,

is dripping with sexual innuendo. While the audience clearly enjoyed it, anyone looking for a humor deeper than surfacelevel would not find it in The Underpants. Virtually every line and situation somehow became a sexual reference, much in the fashion of the conversations of teenage boys. Somewhat predictable humor aside, the play made interesting points about feminism, philosophy and 20th century German society in general. Theo represents Germany’s extremely traditional, almost misogynist mindset of that time, while Louise represents the budding strength and popularity of feminism; as the play progresses, she grows stronger in her own voice. Theo’s opinions cannot be mistaken, even I got tired of his declarations about where a woman belongs, and I don’t tend to exude a particularly feminist attitude. Versati’s cliché poetic mannerisms signify the creative and philosophical movements sweeping Europe in the early 1900s, and his ideas of love and life directly contradict Theo’s. Gertrude embodies an every-

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Wes Hughes (Theo) and Ainsley Johnson (Louise) embody two different ideals while trying to stay married in this hysterical play about pre-WWI Germany. day society-girl, living for the next piece of gossip and/or intrigue. Cohen, who, on a side note, seems to have a randomly recurring long island accent, presents many stereotypical Jewish and German behaviors that are, more importantly, entertainingly over-the-top. As the play concludes, a new character, Klinglehoff, played by sophomore Hunter Loston, emerges to depict the ridiculously patriotic, law-abiding sector of German society. Perhaps my favorite part of the

production was the costuming, which perfectly corresponded to each character. Versati’s suit is just right, Louise goes through several outfit changes, and the costumers clearly embraced the time period. The scenery was relatively basic, but appropriately so. Upbeat techno music guided the scene changes, however, and I have yet to understand how that matches any part of The Underpants, its characters or its themes. The Underpants is cer-

tainly a well-done production, especially considering the busy schedules and non-theatrical lives I know these actors must lead, as we are all Wake Forest students. I was underwhelmed at the level of humor so redundant in the production, but I will admit the script was smartly written and the greater ideas seamlessly woven in. So, go pay your $5 studentpriced ticket if you’re looking for an hour and a half of chuckle-worthy distraction and enthusiastic acting.


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Angelina really loves kids

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Angelina Jolie’s most recent film, Changeling, is now available on DVD. The film has received attention for Clint Eastwood’s talented directing and Angelina Jolie’s performance garnered an Oscar nomination. The movie is based on a true story about child abduction and how it was handled in the 1920s. Jolie plays the mother of a son who goes missing. The film follows her struggle as she searches for her son. This thriller is certainly on my list of films to watch.

Top 10 musicians who never won a Grammy Though Robert Plant is now receiving Grammys with Alison Krauss, he surprisingly did not receive any while in the band that made him famous. He is certainly not alone. Here’s a list of music icons who did not win one of those little golden trophies. 1. The Who 2. Bob Marley 3. Diana Ross 4. Led Zeppelin 5. Grateful Dead 6. Queen 7. Jimi Hendrix 8. Lynyrd Skynyrd 9. The Doors 10. Buddy Holly

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On the night before Valentine’s Day, I saw He’s Just Not That Into You. Okay, I kind of enjoyed it, but, mostly, I felt like I was taking a trip down sadness central. I must say, “What the heck, people who wrote this movie?” It made me way upset about humankind and the prospect of reentering the world of dating once my boyfriend leaves me to fend for myself in May. I’m sorry to ruin the movie for those of you who have not seen it, but I feel the need to address my feelings following my viewing of it. First off, is being single that bad? Even though I am happily in a relationship now, I don’t remember being that upset about being single. I don’t remember obsessively staring at my phone and checking messages to see

if a guy had called me. Is this what happens when you reach however old they were supposed to be? Because that sucks. That is my official statement on the matter. I say, live up your single life (if you are indeed single), because one day you will be married and that will be amazing as well, but you will be married nonetheless. Speaking of the whole being married thing, what are you doing in this movie, Scarlett Johansson? I don’t really think it’s proper to strip down naked and go for a swim in front of a married man. I have no sympathy for her when she finds out, hey, married men tend to still have sex with their wives every once in awhile. Dear Scarlett, you are letting women down all over the place with your depiction of this whore. Please consider this in the future. Also, I don’t understand the whole Scarlett-real estate dude plot. For those of you who haven’t seen this movie, Scarlett is semi-seeing this guy who will be forever known to me as “real estate dude.” But she just uses him to cuddle and to get foot massages. This is what we are told at least. Then, she gives up on “real estate dude” all together for “married

d-bag.” Then, after “married d-bag” turns out to be married for reals (see previous paragraph), she goes back to “real estate dude” and agrees to be in a relationship. Like two scenes later, she decides she just can’t be in a relationship and runs away from him. The whole message we are supposed to get from this is “if she’s not sleeping with you, she’s just not that into you.” Umm, hi, we are not all Scarlett’s bizarre character in this movie. Just because we may not want to sleep with you within the first two months (yes, this is the absolute maximum that a guy is advised to wait for sex in this movie), doesn’t mean that we are not into you and we are, in fact, shacking up with “married d-bag.” I hope that guys do not go to this movie to see a naked Scarlett and come back with the perception that certain girls would put out, but do not like you enough to do so. Some girls just don’t want to have sex within the first two months of a relationship or even at all before marriage. Should they be punished? I think not. I think the real message from this plot line is that Scarlett’s character is freaking crazy.

Lastly, I feel the need to comment on the whole Jennifer Aniston and Ben Affleck mess. I simply do not understand how they could be together for seven years without getting married and then suddenly, after Jennifer’s dad gets a heart attack, it becomes obvious to Ben that Jennifer really wants to get married after all (as if she hadn’t been adamant about it for the last five years). Furthermore, he decides to propose to her using his gross old pants that Jen so desperately wants to never see again. All I have to say is that I don’t foresee myself waiting around for some guy for seven years to propose to me only to have him use my least favorite item of clothing to aid him in the process. Well, in conclusion, go see that movie if you want to, but know that I am left feeling confused and sad at the prospect of having one of these people’s lives at any point in the future.

“She Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one girl’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact her with your feedback or ideas at werthr7@ wfu.edu.

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Movie Review | Coraline

Stop-motion used successfully in 3D film By Laura Esseesse | Contributing writer

Check back each week to see what events Student Union is hosting at the university. Hypnotist Show Wednesday, Feb. 25 7:30 p.m. Benson 401 No. 1 touring comic hypnotist Thomas Bresadola will push the limits of the mind in this amazing show. From predicting events to levitating objects to leaving the crowd in hysterics, this free show will be sure to entertain all.

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In the first stop-action movie shot for 3D, Coraline delivers a childhood escape for viewers of all ages. Based on Neil Gaiman’s internationally bestselling novella by the same title, this stop-motion film tells the story of a young, adventitiously bold, blue-haired girl by the name of Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning). Coraline is relocated from her home in Pontiac, Mich., to the Victorian-styled “Pink Palace Apartments” of Ashland, Ore. Desperately seeking the attention of her loving yet work-absorbed parents, Coraline is ignored and overlooked. Coraline Battling Starring | Dakota Fanning, Teri loneliness and unfamiliarity Hatcher, Harry Connick, Jr. in her new Director | Henry Selick home, CoraWho’s it for? | Those who don’t line explores think they’re too cool to go see her surrounda “kids” movie ings, includRunning Time | 1 hr. 40 min. ing the old Rating | (out of 5) Victorian house and its tenants. The eclectic mix of neighbors, including two elderly ex-burlesque performers, a Russian circus performer, the grandson of the owner of the “Pink Palace” and a black cat, add to the oddity of the setting. The large and antique apartment-house also fosters a similar sense of peculiarity. Discovering a hidden doorway that is locked and bricked-shut, Coraline is enticed by the uncertainty and mysteriousness that lies behind the secret passage. That night, she is lured back to the secret door by dancing mice performers belonging to the upstairs tenant, the Russian circus artist Mr. Bobinsky. A spiraling and alluring corridor surfaces behind the door, and the adventurous Coraline is led into a world that is oddly parallel to her current life. In this fantastical “Other World” Coraline encounters her “Other Mother” (voiced by Teri Hatcher) and “Other Father” (voiced by John Hodgman). In this parallel life, Coraline experiences all of her heart’s desires. The lovingly warm and affectionate “Other” parents constantly attempt to please Coraline, tempting the young girl with thoughtful gifts, whimsical gardens and tasty sweets. While this parallel world is attractive on the surface as it provides an outlet for Coraline to escape

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Coraline escapes her unhappy home life when she finds a secret door leading to a parallel world. It starts out as fantasy, but soon turns into a nightmare. unhappiness, a problematic twist arises when the “Other Mother” presents an ultimatum: Coraline is able to remain in the “Other World” forever under the condition that she replaces her eyes with sewn-on buttons. Coraline refuses and wishes to return to her real parents, thus angering the “Other Mother” who then traps the young girl and kidnaps the child’s real parents. During Coraline’s captivity, she becomes acquainted with the souls of three dead children who ironically had similar experiences with the “Other Mother.” Coraline, along with the help of unexpected heroes, is determined to free the souls of the lost children and return to her actual life. Such resolve is only attainable through a game she conjures with the “Other Mother.” While interested movie-goers will be expected to dish out an extra $2.50 per ticket for viewing glasses, the cost is well worth it given that it is the only film offered in 3D form in Winston-Salem.

These 3D glasses are not your typical red and blue frames, but rather a new form of technology that is not as harsh on the eyes. Overall, Coraline will appeal to individuals of all ages as it pulls audience members into a fantastical childhood experience. Although some college students may be skeptical of seeing a 3D children’s movie, Coraline surpasses the immature and juvenile plot lines found in many other films of this genre. Writers Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick maintain an intellectual spin on a “children’s” film. Vibrantly colorful 3D animation, whimsical music and an adventurous and relatable plot make Coraline a must-see in entertainment. If you are looking for a film that does not require much thinking, yet is still smartly told, enjoyable and visually interactive, then this movie is your answer. Coraline is guaranteed to leave audiences satisfied, reawakening their imagination and reminiscing about their own childhood experiences.


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Book Review | Multiple Bles8ings

Jon and Kate Plus 8 moves from television to print By Samantha Hoback | Staff writer

Every little girl dreams of growing up, meeting the man of her dreams, getting married and having children. Kate Gosselin was one of those little girls, and she ended up getting even more than what she wished for. Four years after giving birth to sextuplets and becoming a family of ten, Jon and Kate Gosselin open up about their chaotic, stressful and blessed lives in their book, Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets.

In the new book, the famous parents of two sets of multiples open up about their journey from marriage to parenthood to celebrities. They emphasize how their faith has played a significant role in their lives, and they offer uplifting advice to families struggling in similar situations. After their marriage in June 1999, Kate Gosselin was anxious to begin a family with her new husband. After combating multiple infertility treatments, the Gosselins welcomed their twin daughters, Cara and Madelyn, in October 2000. The Gosselins were ecstatic to finally be parents, but Kate still dreamed of having just one more. Despite Kate’s difficult pregnancy with the twins and the risks of undergoing infertility treatments again, the Gosselins decided to go ahead and try. In November 2003, Jon and Kate got the surprise of a lifetime. Not only were

they expecting again, they were expecting multiples again. And not only were they expecting multiples, but they were expecting sextuplets. Like most parents who undergo infertility treatments, the Gosselins were presented with the option of selective reductions. However, their faith taught them that this was out of the question. “Jon and I believe that every life, whether seconds old after conception or a full forty-week term, robustly healthy or horribly sick, fully developed or severely challenged — every life is designed and ordained from God,” Kate said. Jon and Kate Gosselin are considered miracles in the world of obstetrics. On May 10, 2004, the Gosselins welcomed six healthy newborns: Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas, Leah Hope and Joel Kevin. After the birth of the sextuplets, the Gosselins spent over a month living in

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a condominium near the hospital while the babies remained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In July, they were finally able to take home their complete family of ten. “Long gone was the clean, clutter-free, hotel-like feel that greeted us five weeks previously,” Kate said. With the help of a supportive family, loving friends, willing neighbors and caring volunteers, the Gosselins settled into a routine with their new family. Combining well-organized feedings and diaper-changings with unconditional love and unwavering faith, Jon and Kate have overcome one of the greatest obstacles of parenthood. Four years later, all eight of the Gosselin children are happy and healthy. Since becoming a family of ten, the Gosselins have been a magnet for the media. Television specials, talk-show appearances and news and magazine articles have shared

the family’s story with national and international audiences. Their popular TLC reality series, Jon & Kate Plus Eight, is in its fourth season. In Multiple Blessings, Jon and Kate tell their remarkable story, sharing pictures and moments from their lives over the past four years. The most important aspect of the book, however, is the Gosselins’ dedication to their faith in raising their large family. Jon and Kate introduce each chapter with a Bible verse that ties into the theme of the chapter. “Having twins and then sextuplets was never in my childhood dreams; and yet that is the destiny God has chosen for me,” Kate said. A New York Times Bestseller, Multiple Blessings reminds us that life is unpredictable. The Gosselins’ story demonstrates the importance of taking one day at a time and making the most of everyday.

Restaurant Review | Pluck Project dance party

Atlanta band plays four- Krankies hosts charity event night New Year’s show By Nathan Bedsole | Contributing writer

By Shelby Bryant | Contributing writer

“Every time. Instantly. Half the time. Instantly. Not just some of the time. Instantly.” Then the beat breaks down, infecting everyone; the crowd howls and moves in unison, making the wooden floorboards of the venue quiver to the beat of the music. Sound Tribe Sector 9, a self-described “post-rock dance music” band from Atlanta, Ga., infects the crowd with their popular jam “Instantly” during the first show of their New Year’s bash. For the past three years, Sound Tribe has thrown a four-night New Year’s spectacular at The Tabernacle in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Each year, STS9 aficionados eagerly await the four consecutive nights, which start two days after Christmas and last throughout the new year. Sound Tribe shows, especially at The Tabernacle, feel more like a mini music festival than your typical concert. The communal music festival feel is tangible before even walking inside the venue; fans flood the streets and parking lots of downtown, laughing and fraternizing with each other, getting amped for the upcoming show. Walking inside the venue, a four-story retired Baptist church, everyone realizes why The Tabernacle has been named one of the best concert venues in the nation by Rolling Stone magazine; the ornate hand-paintings that cover the walls and ceilings are only amplified by the colorful stained glass windows lining the walls and the massive chandelier in the foyer. Anticipating the show, fans flock up the stairs to the stage to eagerly

await Sound Tribe. Each night at 8 p.m. sharp, the Tribe takes the stage in a haze of lights and fog. Not a single soul in The Tabernacle sits still during the nightly performances. Although the community of the crowd feels similar to a music festival, STS9’s performance has a club-like quality because of their notoriously epic light shows. Not only does the band have complex lights that enhance the musical atmosphere, but the band also tours with two artists who paint during the performance, illustrating on canvas the essence of the show, the mood and the music. After several intensely lighthearted and tiring hours with the Tribe, everyone still wants more dancing. So the party jumps to The Masquerade, a mid-size concert venue not too far from The Tabernacle. The after show at the Masquerade, filled with popular DJs and instrumental dance bands, is a continuation of the non-stop dance party started by Sound Tribe. Hundreds of people groove until 6 a.m. in the uniquely themed venue, divided by descending levels into Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. Although at the end of the night everyone is exhausted, their Sound Tribe appetite is not yet satiated; so, mostly everyone heads back for nights two, three and four of the New Year’s bash! The indescribably merry event continues nightly, anticipation only intensifying as the New Year approaches. So next New Year’s Eve, save popping bottles for a more mundane time and head down to Atlanta for the best four day, one band concert experience in existence!

If you’ve heard of Krankies coffee shop in downtown Winston-Salem, it was probably about how cool a study spot it was, how there is free Wi-Fi and how the coffee is pretty fantastic. However, one thing that usually is left out of these simple blurbs about this downtown space is that they know how to throw a sick nasty dance party. On Feb. 13, Krankies partnered up with NCSA’s Pluck Project to throw a benefit dance party for the program. I still don’t much know what the Pluck Project is, but I am surely glad I supported it. The night consisted of a DJ duo called FNBGS (pronounced “fun bags”), a funky soul kind of band called Terrance and the Tallboys, and a largely mediocre but godbless-em-they’re-trying electro band called The Sugar High Gang. If that last name makes you grin, you probably have a pretty good idea what the band sounded like. We arrived and FNBGS was play-

ing music, though they weren’t so much mixing as just playing some songs they knew would get the crowd dancing. This was enjoyable, but it became apparent that they were holding out their best stuff for later. After this set, Terrance and the Tallboys played. These gentlemen are amazing. Their fun blend of southern soul and danceable breaks was a nice contrast to the act before, while still not breaking the theme of the evening. While Terrance and the Tallboys were breaking down and The Sugar High Gang was setting up, FNBGS started to show us what they could really do behind the tables. The place went bonkers, and it was a hot mess on that dance floor. Once The Sugar High Gang was set up, the crowd was so primed that they could have played anything and we would have danced. They were funny and energetic, though in hindsight they didn’t have the most put together songs I’d ever heard. It didn’t really matter, we were there

to have a good time, and I’m not quite scene enough to turn up my nose rather than dance. Also, I had seen the drummer from the band do a solo noise act before Brother Reade’s concert a week or two ago, and he introduced one of his songs at that show by saying, “I wrote this next song. It’s called ‘Get Sticky’,” so, I already adored this man. FNBGS came back on afterward and kept on doing what they do best. After a while, though, the dance floor started to clear out and flyers for after-parties started to circulate. So we, drenched in sweat and cranked on coffee, decided to call it an evening. If Krankies is exclusively an offcampus study haven and caffeine addiction enabler for you, I would strongly encourage looking into the events they host. They don’t just do concerts, though. There are yoga classes, art openings and spoken word poetry readings. It’s a great place to learn more about the Winston-Salem community at large and, when we have to, just get out of the bubble.

Upcoming events at Krankies Feb 19th – Breast Cancer Feb 20th – Incredibility, Life Like This. benefit show featuring Mala- Doors at 9pm, $5. mondos, The Bo-Stevens, and Feb 26th – Return Peace Corps Volunteer Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets. Doors Meeting, speaker Natalie Sevin. Meeting at 6:30, presentation at 7p.m. open at 6 p.m., $8 suggested donation.

Restaurant Review | Oriental Café

Little-known restaurant offers eclectic Asian menu By Ellen Hart | Staff writer

Nestled in a nondescript shopping center off Hanes Mall Boulevard next to the now-closed Army recruiting center is a gem in Asian cuisine unknown to most university students. Oriental Café charms in almost every way, from atmosphere to cuisine to service, and offers a relaxing weekend treat for every lover of Asian food. One of the first things one notices upon entering the restaurant is the very large and very fake tree in the middle of Oriental Café the room. Location | 612 Hanes Mall Blvd. Surrounding this Hours | 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun. slightly 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. amusing 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri. - Sat. vegetation Serving | Asian dishes is a soothing array Dress | Casual of lanterns Price Range | $10 and kimonos on Rating | (out of 5) deep colored walls. A little fountain elegantly sets the mood among soft jazz and quiet chatter, providing a pleasing mix of Asian and American vibes. We were shown quickly and efficiently (maybe a little too quickly and efficiently) to our table. It was a Wednesday night, and the place was mostly empty but for a few scattered customers.

The waiters were pleasant but left something to be desired. Although I personally find it irritating when wait service is constantly checking up on how the food is and if I need anything and interrupting my conversations, I would still like to at least feel a bit of a connection with my table’s server. A smile would have been nice. Although I just had water, I noticed an extensive wine and alcohol list that quite impressed me and made me lament my under-21 age. Appetizers included barbecued beef, egg rolls and dumplings, all averaging at about $5 each. Once we had ordered, it took a reasonably short amount of time for our food to be served. Granted, we were served the wrong dish about three times, due to I can only guess a new and slightly inexperienced waitress. On the bright side, I got a chance to catch a whiff of other people’s orders. Needless to say it smelled promising. Being vegetarian, I ordered the eggplant teriyaki, while my friend had cream cheese sushi and a shrimp dish. The salad that came before the meal was a bit lacking in toppings but came with a delicious peanut dressing that I could eat everyday. Although the sushi is not quite as good as the much-frequented Ishi on Stratford Road, it is more than decent, and at $4, no one can complain. The eggplant teriyaki dish is particularly delicious, the vegetables cooked to a soft, but not mushy, rich texture. I was impressed by how aesthetically pleasing the presentation was as well. The colors of the profusely steaming food were as beautiful as the dishes on which they were served. As far as taste, the sauce is to die for, and I have no doubt

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The cozy dining room and low-lighting allows diners to enjoy your private meal and conversation, while still being able to watch the sushi chef work. that any of the other teriyaki platters were equally delectable. Each dish came with a bowl of rice, and this is probably my biggest criticism. Although the rice was cooked perfectly, there just wasn’t enough. Both my friend and I had to order a second bowl of rice in order to have a satisfying meal. This was both costly and disappointing. Overall, Oriental Café sets itself apart from other Asian cuisine restaurants by offering a wide variety

of food, from Chinese to Japanese to Thai. There is also a full sushi bar in the back for lovers of raw fish. No one is left in want of their favorite type of Asian food. On an important note, the bathrooms as well as the entire place were very clean and inviting. As far as the prices go, Oriental Café can best be described as moderate — not cheap, but not ridiculously expensive. My friend and I each paid about $10 for our meals.


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