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Controlled narcotics are often prescribed by SHS despite serious risks of overdose BY LAURA MAZURACK Contributing Writer mazulk11@wfu.edu Senior Mary Kate Interrante wasn’t shocked when the university Student Health center gave her a prescription for Vicodin. After all, it was the fourth time she had received a controlled narcotic from Student Health Services. Interrante was suffering from an ear infection, and though she was in pain, the Vicodin prescription seemed extreme.

“It hurt, but I was functioning,” Interrante said. “I didn’t think I needed the Vicodin, but I wasn’t going to complain.” Vicodin is a high-strength painkiller, the most widely prescribed class of medication in the U.S. While the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has categorized most prescription painkillers, like Percocet and Oxycontin, in the highly restricted Schedule II category, Vicodin is one of the few that falls under the less regulated Schedule III class. Due to its lower status, Vicodin is the easiest painkiller to prescribe, though it’s no less addictive than its Schedule II counterparts. The prevalence of prescription painkillers has been on the rise, aided in part by ease of access to Vicodin. According to a recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) press release, sales of prescription painkillers

to health care providers increased more than 300 percent since 1999. While Cecil Price, director of the university’s Student Health Services, acknowledges the growing trend in overprescribing prescription painkillers, he maintains that Student Health is prudent in its use of Vicodin. “The majority of what we do for pain is ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medication, but we look at the circumstance,” Price said. “If a student tells us those medicines aren’t helping, then we would think about using a narcotic.” But Price is also aware of the dangers of narcotic abuse, especially the combination of alcohol and painkillers — a dangerous problem on a national scale. The CDC has

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Job market slowly inches forward Despite market upswings, students still face rigorous job search in senior year BY MARY HARBOUR Contributing Writer harbme9@wfu.edu Many seniors are anxious about landing a job after graduation, and while the economy is certainly not booming, things are beginning to look up. “I have seen some reason for cautious optimism,” Patrick Sullivan, assistant director of career education and counseling at the Office of Personal and Career Development, said. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher was only 3.8 percent in October of last year, down from 4.4 percent in October 2011. As a prime example, Sullivan said that Red Ventures,

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The Office of Personal and Career Development aims to facilitate the job search with Deacon Source and onsite interviews. a marketing company located in Charlotte, N.C., held on-campus interviews in October and then returned in November to hold more interviews, citing that their hiring

needs had since doubled. “In pockets, things are improving,” Sullivan said.

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Student Health’s overprescription of narcotics raises concern While the national debate on the overprescription of narcotic drugs ensues, our campus has joined in as it deals with its own questions about the nature of students’ access to these substances. Concern has arisen over whether Student Health’s prescription of painkillers, such as Vicodin and Codeine to students has become too liberal and whether or not it should be further regulated. In dealing with sensitive issues such as this one, it is pertinent to evaluate them from a cost-benefit standpoint. On the one hand, many individuals do suffer from chronic, unbearable pain, and sometimes a strong sedative is the best and fastest solution to whatever problem they are dealing with. People suffering from certain conditions, such as cancer, osteoarthritis, severe burns and severe migraines are usually justified

After all, narcotic pain killers do exist for a reason, and they are effective and relatively harmless when taken responsibly.

in their desire for and use of prescription painkillers. On the other hand, the threat of abuse is real and should not be ignored. In addition, patients and doctors occasionally encounter difficulties with communicating the true nature and severity of the pain the patients are experiencing. College students, in particular, are no exception to that rule. Moreover, with the equally troubling prevalence of binge drinking on college campuses, university students are probably the demographic of which it is most beneficial for them to have the least access to these substances.

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Upon evaluating these points, the earlier question of whether or not Student Health’s actions should be further regulated rises again. After all, narcotic pain killers do exist for a reason, and they are effective and relatively harmless when taken responsibly. The first step Student Health should take is to reevaluate its criteria for prescribing pain killers. Which is the bigger priority, the pain itself or the cause of that pain? How severe must a headache, or any “ache” for that matter, become before it warrants the use of something stronger than Tylenol? These and other similar questions should not be ignored by our campus’s most trusted medical professionals. Additionally, it might not be a bad idea for our Student Health officials to mirror the activities of their national counterparts.

For instance, some law enforcement now requires the use of triplicate prescriptions for pain killers, in which one copy remains with the physician, one copy goes to the pharmacist administering the drug, and the final copy is sent to the Drug Enforcement Agency. While such measures may appear extreme now, they may help to avoid potential accusations against our Student Health officials of being “script” doctors, who only prescribe such medications for profit, or as of being “well-intentioned” doctors who are naive or out-of-touch with the medical community. The OGB staff acknowledges the reality that some students do require and benefit from the use of prescription painkillers, but we also support a healthy well-being and quality of life that does not encourage an abusive and unstable campus culture.


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Deacon Profile: Mark Welker BY DANIEL SCHWINDT News Editor schwd11@wfu.edu Mark Welker, currently the William L. Poteat Professor of Chemistry, has previously served as Associate Provost for Research and Vice Provost in addition to holding the position of Interim Provost last year. Welker received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Florida State University. After post-doctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley, Welker joined the faculty in 1987. Last November, a treatment for prostate cancer developed by Welker, George Kulik, professor of cancer biology and Fred Salsbury, professor of physics, along with their student co-workers, was featured on the cover of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. You were the Interim Provost last year. What was that experience like? On the whole, very positive. I got to work with an even broader group of Wake Forest people both inside and outside the university. I like working with our faculty and staff and helping them do their jobs. In education, we started our first online degree programs and hosted two big conferences, “Words Awake!” and “Rethinking Success.” In diversity, we admitted our most diverse class yet and established an LGBTQ Center. We continued our emphasis on interdisciplinary work and iPLACe [Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center] has now been established. What was most challenging about it? Most challenging is that as an interim your job is largely to keep the ship headed in the right direction rather than developing new directions. Most humans don’t like uncertainty, and most of the people you work with are uncertain about who they will work for the next year so staying calm and focused in the face of uncertainty is a challenge. You have been working with Dr. Kulik and Dr. Salsbury on a treatment for prostate cancer. What has your research uncovered? We’ve made some enzyme inhibitors (kinase inhibitors) that bind an enzyme in-

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volved in triggering apoptosis (programmed cell death), and then we targeted these inhibitors to prostate cells specifically by attaching a protein sequence to them which is recognized and cleaved by a prostate cell specific enzyme (a protease) called prostate specific antigen (PSA). This compound we made is called a prodrug because it has to be converted into the active drug by a protein hydrolysis (cleavage) reaction that happens at prostate cells. Once that prodrug is cleaved into drug inhibitor and peptide by PSA the drug is at the prostate cells.

I liked teaching from graduate school and I wanted to be at a place where I could teach and do research. I grew up in North Carolina but had lived in Florida, Georgia and California after undergraduate school so I knew I liked North Carolina also. As an undergraduate, why did you choose to study chemistry?

Moving into your background, why did you come to Wake Forest?

Like a lot of people, probably because of a good teacher in high school. I took two years of chemistry in high school from a strong teacher, so I knew I liked it and I was good at it before I came to college. I knew I liked math and I found I liked economics a lot. When I started college, I ended up taking all the classes you needed to major in chemistry or economics up through the spring of my sophomore year when I had to pick a major. I distinctly remember thinking that if I majored in economics, I would end up in a job where I had to wear a tie every day so I picked chemistry instead. That just goes to show that the mind of a 19 year-old male is sometimes a very scary place! No regrets though, chemistry has been a good choice for me.

Wake wanted to build its chemistry program, and it was attractive to me to be involved in and help lead that process. I knew

You have taught at Wake Forest for over 25 years. What has been your favorite class to teach at the university?

According to your best estimate, how long will it take for the treatment to go to pre-clinical and clinical trials? Right now George Kulik’s lab has proven that the prodrug works in prostate cells and does not affect breast cells so that is a good result in cells. But it needs to work in whole animals next, and we need grant money to pay for those whole animal studies.

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• University Police responded to a call in reference to a suspicious person near Winston Hall. Officers made contact with the individual and it was determined that the offender had previously trespassed on university property. The offender was cited for second degree trespassing. The report was filed at 3:43 p.m. Jan. 8.

• University Police was contacted by the Winston-Salem Police Department to help find two individuals who had fled and had entered campus. One of the individuals was apprehended by university officers. The report was filed at 8:32 p.m. Jan. 10. • Unknown subject(s) entered an unsecured room in Babcock and removed money. The report was filed at 10:41 p.m. Jan. 13.

I would say I like teaching the undergraduate organic chemistry course because it is something that is important to understand for students who are interested in going into the health professions, particularly if they have any interest in molecular medicine areas. At the senior and graduate student level, I like teaching a class in transition metal organic chemistry because it’s an area of chemistry that modern organic chemists need to understand to be successful in their field. When you are not working, researching or teaching, what do you like to do? For the last few years I have tried to run a half marathon each spring and each fall, so I try to run several times a week with a group here on campus and one organized by the Fleet Feet store here in town. I like to work outside with plants, and I have five beehives so I try to keep those girls happy so they will help our fruit trees and bushes. My grandfather and father were good woodworkers, and I am decent at it. So in addition to building some things for myself, I volunteer with the Home Repair Program that the Shepherd’s Center runs here in town, and I serve on their Board of Directors.

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University launches Faculty Fellows program Initiative aims to facilitate faculty-student relationship beyond the classroom BY JACKSON SOULE Contributing Writer soulje11@wfu.edu As an academic institution, the university seeks to “embrace the teacher-scholar ideal and, above all else, student-faculty engagement,” according to a statement on the school’s website. Recent developments have indicated that the university seeks to take the relationship between students and faculty to the next level, beyond the classroom entirely. Beginning next semester, the university will launch the Faculty Fellows program in which each freshman residence hall will be assigned three non-residential faculty members. The program is designed for faculty and students to foster more meaningful relationships through interactions within an informal and stress-free setting. “Many students didn’t feel that they had a solid relationship with a faculty member until they elected a major,” Jennifer Collins, associate provost for academic initiatives, said. The Faculty in the Fellows pro-

gram would serve as a more immediate and personal source of support for students as opposed to other organizations such as the Office of Academic Advising or the University Counseling Center. Specifically, placing faculty in the freshmen residence halls could help first year students adjust more smoothly to the struggle of assimilating into college life. “I think if first year students know faculty on a more informal basis and interact with them in numerous ways — recreational, academic, cultural and such — many minor but significant problems that arise can be resolved before they grow into major and significant problems,” Sam Gladding, chair of the counseling department and a prospective Fellow, said. Despite the fact that most students were unaware that the program was going to be introduced next fall, reactions to the news were generally positive. “I think that this program would definitely make faculty more accessible and easier to get in contact with,” senior Matthew Murphy said. “I hope that this program will be more like the resident adviser program and less like the academic adviser program,” sophomore Laura Flynn said. Not only could students benefit from the program through a

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Kersh has helped create a new program that will assign faculty to a freshman residence hall to develop student programming. built-in support system, but faculty could as well by learning more about the students. “The experience will hopefully inform [faculty’s] teaching and make the classroom experience even better for students,” Collins said. The university has also established a programming budget to fund for events including guest speakers in order to further facilitate the interaction between students and faculty. Faculty Fellows will cooperate with RAs to see to the success and involvement of these hall events. Programs that use residence halls to bring students and faculty

together have been around for more than a century, and currently schools like Vanderbilt, Yale, Rice and NYU are yielding positive results using this approach. Student concerns centered on whether bringing faculty into the residence halls would intrude on upon student privacy. Although the program will not create a residential college system where faculty live with the students, the administration, led by Provost Rogan Kersh, has been considering at that possibility. “It could happen at some point in the future,” Collins said.

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said. Aaron Green, a senior business major who has already accepted a position with the management consulting firm Accenture in Dallas, Texas, agrees with Sullivan. “I think that the market is slowly starting to recover,” Green said. “If people from Wake work hard, they’re qualified enough to get jobs.” Green landed his job this summer after interning with Accenture. Students agree that it takes considerable hard work and dedication to land a job after graduation. “It’s very time consuming, whether it’s studying or preparing for interviews,” Paige Emerson, a senior communications major, said. “I would say it takes more time than a class.” Emerson recently accepted a job with AlphaSights, an information services firm, through on-campus recruiting. John Clark, a senior economics major, added that the job search is also quite stressful. “I remember the internship search last semester being overwhelming,” Clark said. “I

am not excited to look for a full time job.” Many students also believe that graduate school is being used by some seniors as a way to avoid entering the job market. Emerson said she thinks many seniors who struggle to find a job before graduation apply to Wake Forest’s master’s degree in management program. “I feel like a lot of people use when they get to a point where they don’t know what to do,” Emerson said. Green said that more students are going to graduate school when they don’t have the necessary qualifications to get the jobs they want. “It gives them a chance to bolster their resume and delay entering the job market,” Green said. However, Sullivan warns that considering graduate school in an attempt to avoid applying for jobs is risky. “Going to graduate school in order not to enter the job market is not a good idea,” Sullivan said. Xizi Liao, a senior business and enterprise management major, says that the decision to attend graduate school is, for many, a way to try to avoid reality. Liao adds that

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going to graduate Recent College Graduate Unemployment Rate school on the premise of a weak economy is risky because you still “might not know what you want to do with that second degree.” Peter Gauss, a senior political science major, thinks that undergraduates are catching on to the idea that graduate school is not the best answer. “I think people are really questioning the benefit of these degrees,” Gauss said. According to the university factbook, Sept. 2010 Sept. 2011 Sept. 2012 38.5 percent of stuInformation courtesy of Bureau of Labor Statistics dents from the class Graphic by Daniel Schwindt/Old Gold & Black of 2009 went to graduate schools. This number fell to 31.7 percent for the Class of 2011. Regardless of how many university students is that you genuinely have to work students apply to graduate schools, there are at this,” Sullivan said. “You have to take the always more students applying for full-time time to learn about yourself and the fields jobs. “One of the things I’ve been telling you want to pursue.”

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Hanes Art Gallery to present new 2013 faculty exhibitions

Center for International Studies Museum of Anthropology to hosting study abroad fair Jan. 29 open new international exhibit

From Jan. 17 through Feb. 21 the Hanes Art Gallery will be presenting “Faculty [III] 13,” a new exhibit of university faculty art. Works of art from Leigh Ann Hallberg, lecturer of art, Greg Murr, visiting professor of art, and Joel Tauber, assistant professor of art, will be a part of the new exhibition. The Hanes Art Gallery will also be holding a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Feb. 21. For more information, contact Marcus Keely at hanesgallery@wfu.edu.

From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jan. 29 in Room 401 in Benson, the Center for International Studies will be hosting a study abroad fair. Representatives from both affiliate and university study abroad programs will be on campus to share information and answer questions about their programs. For more information, contact Nancy Metcalf, administrative assistant for the Center for International Studies, at metcalf@wfu.edu.

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22, the Museum of Anthropology will be opening a new exhibit featuring the photography of Robert Radin, a renowned photographer and world traveler. The collection contains images of the people and landscapes of six continents, a presentation of Radin’s life work selected from more than 6,000 photos. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sara Cromwell at moa@ wfu.edu.


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Anthropology museum celebrates 50 years Since its 1963 opening, the museum has seen over 618,000 visitors and 60 exhibits BY JULIE HUGGINS News Editor huggin0@wfu.edu Sitting behind the Miller Center is an unassuming brick building, with only a sign to identify it. Most students pass it by without a thought, but inside the building lies a unique fixture at the university: the Museum of Anthropology, the only anthropological museum in North Carolina to focus on global cultures. This year, the museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with multiple events and special exhibits. A student-curated exhibit of the museum’s history, “Celebrating 50 Years of the Museum of Anthropology,” is currently on display and will remain until Oct. 26 of this year. Two university students, junior Demone Jackson and senior Kathryn Rohlwing, worked under Kyle Bryner, registrar and collections manager, to develop the exhibit. Both Jackson and Rohlwing also serve as interns with the museum. The pair researched in the museum’s institutional archives to choose artifacts to feature, selected and scanned photographs, composed the text for the exhibit and, finally, created the layout. The exhibit gives a timeline of the museum, featuring historical photographs from the archives along with artifacts from the different exhibits showcased over the years. “The Museum of Anthropology has seen a lot of tough times, but still continued to

make great strides towards excellence,” Jackson said. “Although formally established in 1963 under E.P. Banks, the history of the museum can be traced back to the efforts of a single student who arranged for the donation of a used display case to show prehistoric Indian artifacts in 1957.” Since opening, the museum has had over 60 short term exhibits, including one on Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship of Blackbeard the pirate. The curators of the museum have worked with many different departments on campus to create interesting and interdisciplinary exhibits for students to enjoy. “Any class that you are taking, you can find a resource in the museum for the curriculum,” Bryner said. “If we don’t have an artifact on display, students can easily find it in our virtual collections.” The museum has served over 618,000 patrons since opening, and usually sees about 1,000 university students per year, according to Bryner and Sara Cromwell, the marketing and membership coordinator for the museum. Called the “Museum of Man” when it first opened in the basement of Tribble in 1963 under the guidance of E. Pendleton Banks, the chair of what was then the department of sociology and anthropology, the museum has grown and changed significantly over the years. The initial product was a small collection of artifacts used for the department to educate students of the importance of anthropological studies. Twelve years later, the museum moved to Reynolda Village and dedicated itself to educating not just the Wake Forest community but also the general public through education programs tailored to local schools.

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Senior Holly Hinshelwood and Salem College student Victoria Smith view the student-curated anniversary exhibit at the museum. These programs still remain and have served over 320,000 students to date. In 1987, the museum completed the move to its current location and re-opened as the Museum of Anthropology. Since then, the permanent collections have grown and now

feature over 29,000 artifacts, all of which are now available online. “It is important that we preserve these objects for the greater community,” Bryner said. “We’re stewards of these artifacts for future generations.”

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declared that deaths from painkiller overdoses are at epidemic proportions, an announcement that worries Price. In particular, Price focused on the dangers of mixing narcotics with alcohol. “Any medicine that’s sedating, we would say absolutely don’t use it with alcohol.” Price said. “I would hope that someone would tell you that.” According to Price, Student Health may prescribe a narcotic to a student with a painful case of strep throat, sinusitis or another bacterial infection since it takes antibiotics a couple of days to start working. “If someone looks miserable, that’s a time when you’re very happy to prescribe a narcotic that’s going to help someone feel better,” Price said. “That’s just part of our practice style.” Senior Masin Couture remembered one night as a sophomore when she went to student health for an excruciating case of strep throat.

“I thought I wasn’t going to be able to sleep,” she said. “Right when I got there I started crying.” Couture was prescribed a bottle of 10 pills of Vicodin by a nurse, who told her not to give away any of the medicine. “In the moment I was relieved but then I thought, ‘Oh wow, that’s aggressive,’” Couture said. “It seemed odd to me. They probably could have just given me Tylenol.”

If someone looks miserable, that’s a time when you’re very happy to prescribe a narcotic. Cecil Price

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Compared to Wake Forest, other student health centers across the country have different approaches to the prescription of painkillers. “The school has an informal policy that does not usually prescribe prescription painkillers,” Jane Reno-Munro, College of Charleston’s director of Student Health Services, said. “Giving a patient Vicodin for strep throat or an earache would almost never happen within the medical community.” The University of Missouri only prescribes controlled medicines, such as Vicodin, to its students for chronic conditions, accord-

ing to a Student Health Services’ employee at the school. Otherwise, those controlled substances are kept out of the hands of the general student body. In those instances, students sign a contract to indicate their understanding of the prescription’s terms. Debra Howenstine, an assistant professor of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri, said that she has never prescribed a controlled substance for strep throat or other bacterial infections in over 20 years of practicing medicine. “That’s not the standard of care for the physicians I practice with,” Howenstine said. “That’s probably way outside standard care in general.” Howenstine understands that there is a push in the medical community to ensure that pain is controlled, but she cautions against overprescribing. “Prescription painkillers need to be used very judiciously and very cautiously,” Howenstine said. “Especially with the student population, because there’s more risk for abuse and sharing of medication.” Despite the differences between the university’s Student Health Services’ prescription policies and those of other universities, Price agrees with Howenstine’s assessment of the painkiller problem. “It’s better to not use prescription painkillers at all if you can,” Price said. “Or at least to try and minimize their use.”


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Citizens have the liberty to use holiday greetings of their choosing

Ashley Burdin

Guest Columnist burdav12@wfu.edu During the winter break, as I wandered around southern Florida, I noticed something that bothered me a bit. Everywhere I went, the people and the signs always said, “Happy Holidays,” or something to that extent. Very rarely did I see or hear anything about Christmas, Hanukkah or any other religious-related holiday wishes. It has become a rule, implied or stated, that one does not mention a specific holi-

day in order to keep others from feeling offended. While I do understand respecting the beliefs of others, I do not understand how saying the word “Christmas” offends people. Christmas was started as, and is supposed to be, a religious holiday, but there are many people who celebrate Christmas in a merely commercial way; they do the presents, the tree, the cookies and the eggnog, but they do not attend a church service or read the Bible. I am a Christian and absolutely love Christmas, but if someone came up to me and said, “Happy Hanukkah!” then I would simply reply “Happy Hanukkah to you, too!” and genuinely mean it. I understand that to that person, Hanukkah means something to them and that they would like to share the joy they feel over the holiday with me. I am not offended by the word “Hanukkah” or the fact that it is a Jewish holiday. It is not about trying to push your beliefs at someone or hitting them over the head with a Bible or a menorah; it is just a way of wishing someone well and expressing

So the next time someone says to you, ‘Happy fill-in-the-blank,’ just respond with a smile or a thank you, or even reciprocate.

your desire that they enjoy themselves. I say “Merry Christmas” because that is what I celebrate, but I am not assuming that whoever I say it to also celebrates it. For me, December means Christmas, so that is what I say. I am telling others that I celebrate Christmas and that I hope they have a wonderful time, no matter what they do. One of the reasons the United States is a country that people want to come to and in which Americans take pride is the freedom. We have religious freedom, so we can decide for ourselves what we want to believe; we have the freedom of speech, so we can say what we want to say (with some limitations, but that’s really a violence/danger thing). So why shouldn’t we be allowed to say “Merry Christmas”? A declaration was signed, and a war was fought so that we could say exactly that or something entirely

different. We have that freedom, and others have the freedom to respond to it in any way they want. Other countries do not give their people that right. Some people are persecuted, thrown in jail, or killed for what they choose to believe. We have the right to think whatever the heck we want to and be vocal about it if we so choose. I am not saying that the word “Christmas” should be everywhere with pictures of the baby Jesus plastered on walls and billboards; however, people should not be restricted from saying what they want to say. Each person should get to choose. If you want to say, “Happy Holidays,” then go for it. If you want to say, “Merry Christmas,” then please do. If you just want to say, “Screw you!” then say it loud and proud. It is, after all, a free country. So the next time someone remarks to ward you, “Happy fill-in-the-blank,” just respond with a smile or a thank you, or you can even reciprocate with whatever holiday you celebrate. Don’t be offended; be flattered that they are putting forth the effort to wish you happiness and leave it at that.

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Word on the Quad Do you believe gun regulation should be stricter to avoid more mass shootings? Why or not?

“No. Shootings are more of a mental health issue.” Katie Woodworth (‘15)

“Yes. It won’t fix the problem, but neither will unnecessary gun use.” Jenna Eisenberger (‘14)

“Yes. Assault and hunting rifles should be regulated more.” Andrew Camp (‘15)

“No. Murder and assault can still occur with other weapons.” Nick Toebben (‘15)

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“ Students should be willing to take risks Trust Me | I’m (Almost) a Doctor

The depth, not the breadth of college activities might dictate future success Jeremy Steinman

Guest Columnist jsteinma@wakehealth.edu

If you learn nothing else from this column, it’s to put a summary near the top of anything you write because nobody ever reads the entire thing. “I just heard something cool! I heard a pan-systolic murmur!” I exclaimed to my mother, a nurse, because it was the first time anything I learned had been used in the clinic where I shadowed. By “shadowing,” I mean I spend 32 hours a week with a physician and give educated guesses on what I think might be wrong with a patient. It is not your typical experience where you are a mouth-less shadow to

an M.D. in order to buff your med school resume. That experience is useless to me because I’m not your typical undergraduate student. I’m not even an undergraduate student anymore — I’m a white coat bearin’, stethoscope-wearin’, HippocraticOath-swearin’ med student. Really, I’m barely six months into what may end up being 10 years of training, but that doesn’t prevent me from making cool rhymes about myself. “You did a lot of [stuff] in college, didn’t you?” were the first words to come out of the mouth of my first interviewer of my first interview day — he didn’t say “stuff” either. The sentiments didn’t exactly catch me off guard because it was, in fact, true. During the school year, I ran a movie committee, wrote a column, double majored in two sciences, picked up a minor in Spanish and had to cut activities to get under the max of 15. The interviewer’s tone caught me by surprise because I was unsure how to interject. Was this a good thing that I was involved in so much? Did he dislike something else on my application? Did the time I got caught stealing a rubber snake out of a toy store when I was five show up on my permanent record?

This was something I thought existed only because I watched Doug growing up. Was he against me starting my personal statement with the phrase “potty training is the bane of my existence”? I responded with, “That I did.” What an answer. On the surface, that sounds like arguably the blandest thing anyone could say without quoting a romantic dialogue from Star Wars. It’s the socially awkward cousin of “it is what it is.” It was a throwaway statement that could have been said with sarcasm, but I was able to acknowledge his “point” and imply that I wanted him to move forward with the process. I didn’t try at all, but this just came out organically because I had practiced similar scenarios. Funny thing when you spend countless hours writing something and practicing spouting back that information in a different way that highlights what you want (note: NOT memorizing a phrase), it isn’t hard. Spoiler alert: I didn’t get into that school, but they sure loved my interview.

Mrs. Frizzle taught me at a very young age to “take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.” It’s why I decided to write a column despite thoroughly despising writing anything non-scientific. It’s why I packed up my bags and moved to UVA during my gap year to do research. Admittedly, these were low-risk things, but it helped me answer the question, “How do you know that you really want to be a doctor?” If you stopped reading and Googled “pansystolic murmur” to see why it’s relevant, chances are you’re at least quasi-interested in medicine. If you get the letters “A,” “N” and “E” in Words with Friends and are excited because there is a good chance you can play a hydrocarbon as a word, you’re probably a chemist. If you got frustrated with my inane transitions in this column, you’re probably an English major. Whatever it is, you’ve got a four year ride to do lots of “stuff” in college and figure out what you want to do (or more likely, don’t want to do). No matter what, you’re going to have some form of an interview to get to the next level, so try and at least figure out what that level is, if not how to get to it.

that will actually happen or not. Whether one believes President Obama is doing a good job or not, one must have been at least somewhat disappointed with how he handled the entire fiscal cliff talks. On one hand, there is no doubt that some blame should go to both parties. Republicans deserve fault for the waffling among their leaders regarding the income threshold where individuals should be taxed at a higher rate than others. At first, it seemed that Republicans would not agree to any tax increases, even on those making over a $1 million a year. This line of thought simply will not work for many in the American population, who may be opposed to taxing those who make over $250,000 at a higher rate, but do not have the same thought when it comes to those who pull in over a million dollars a year. On the other hand, Obama deserves some blame for not taking a more active role in the discussions. Obama seems to be a political leader who enjoys delegating his power in negotiations with Congress related to tax increases and government spending. Yes, I personally would not be a person who would enjoy engaging in the back-door dealing and rigorous debate that is required of most political leaders. But as president, Obama needs to be more assertive and willing to work with

members of Congress, whether he likes doing it or not. Obama seems to be most comfortable and effective when he is on the campaign trail touting the benefits of his proposals while lambasting Republicans for the opposition that he feels is unjustified. Nonetheless, a time comes when the campaigning needs to end, and where the president actually needs to put his rhetoric into action. Overall, the many problems that face the nation in the coming year are going to challenge leaders within the Republican and Democratic Party to put ideology aside and make compromises that work for the betterment of the American people. Obama’s first term was marked by an initial two-year period where he got many of the changes that he wanted, while then moving into the next two years which were marked by Republican opposition and political deadlock. Obama would be most effective in his second term by not trying to operate under a “mandate” from the American people and taking a Bill Clinton-type approach to work together with Republicans to get things done. I remain cautiously optimistic that the parties will be able to work together, but the sheer magnitude of the issues that the nation faces may simply be too much for there to be effective reforms over the next year.

No matter what, you’re going to have some form of an interview to get to the next level, so try and at least figure out what that level is.

“ causes debate and polarization The fiscal cliff Tate’s Plate | Farewell to Bias

Legislative and executive branches must adjust their plans to fix the economy George Ewing

Senior Columnist ewingt9@wfu.edu

Over the course of the next year, there will be a number of significant challenges facing the Obama administration, including effective tax rates, government spending and possible reforms of entitlement programs. Assessing these issues leads one to wonder: who will actually take charge and initiate deals that are best for the American people? The recent fiscal cliff deal has shown that polarization among members of both parties is as extreme as it has been in recent memory. The term “compromise” is a taboo word in Washington nowadays, simply ensuring that members of Congress who work across the aisle will face a primary challenge in their next election.

Overall, the many problems that face the nation in the coming year are going to challenge leaders within [both parties].

Ideally, the two parties should have been able to work together to adopt a compromise that included a combination of spending cuts and tax increases on the very wealthy. However, what actually transpired resulted in much more of a patchwork deal and cop out from Congress, simply putting off some of the major problems facing the nation for a later time. Our political system operates under an incentive structure that further complicates the many issues tangentially related to the fiscal cliff. Political leaders do not need to take immediate action on these matters because they know that they can wait until the last second to hopefully get something done. In addition, gridlock and opposition are incentives for parties to get what they want at the expense of what is best for the country. The American people are looking for leadership and initiative from both parties to solve the problems facing the nation in the coming year. However, based on the recent fiscal cliff negotiations, it remains to be seen whether


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“ Nation should reflect after mass shootings LoveJunkie| National Concerns

Discussion should focus on gun regulation and mental health diagnosis process Ade Ilesanmi Opinion Editor ilesao11@wfu.edu

As the nation embarks on a new year and a newfound sense of unity in light of recent tragedies, we as a body may experience the tendency to take on the “do over” or “fresh start” mentality, in which we forget about yesterday’s woes and embrace tomorrow’s opportunities for growth. While this positive, willing attitude, characteristic of every January, is both inspiring and necessary for any group desiring some measure of progress, it is also important to maintain a spirit of reflection and the capacity to learn from errors of the past rather than to file away those experiences into our historical archives. Progress, after all, weds two notions — that there must be some ideal for which to strive, yes, but that there must also be some failure, some injustice on our part as a nation, from which to depart. Moreover, it was this very tendency to bury the unspeakable, the forbidden and the darkness that remains an undeniable aspect of humanity in holes of secrets and denial that led to the horrors that unfortunately capped the previous year in the first place. That being said, while I don’t find beating dead horses pleasurable, I feel it is important to address an issue that every newspaper article, television broadcast, blog post

and Facebook status has already addressed. I am referring to what I would call the national crisis of mass shootings. I must first disclaim any notion that I am a statistician, an expert on any arms-bearing laws or an expert on mental health (though I do someday hope to become one). However, I do possess all five of my senses, as well as a solid general knowledge of the world and an ability to make observations and to reflect on what they might mean in the grander scheme of things. The unfortunate truth is that mass shootings are unpredictable and that they can occur virtually anywhere. No human being, no matter how many rifles and handguns he or she has stored away in his or her home or back pocket, no matter how many selfdefense classes he or she has taken, no matter how piously he or she prays, is immune to the piercing blow of a speeding bullet. I say this neither to encourage an agoraphobic attitude toward the world nor to negate the importance of securing individual safety and the safety of those in public areas, but we must be realistic. Should today not be the day we finally open our eyes? What can we as a collective, corporate body do to ensure that when — because we must be realistic — another incident like that at Sandy Hook, in Aurora, at Virginia Tech or at Columbine occurs again, we are ready? Better yet, what can we at least try to do to ensure that this issue is eradicated before future generations must face it? Just as with any epidemic or pandemic that has reared its ugly head at our country in the past, prevention is better than a cure. We must examine the root cause(s) of these tragedies. Could it very well be the widespread availability and the easy accessibility of handguns, as many individuals are arguing? After all, an NPR radio broadcast on Jan. 2 announced that homicide rates have increased 7 to 9 percent in states such as Florida that have passed laws allowing the right

No human being, no matter how many... handguns he or she has stored away... is immune to the piercing blow of a speeding bullet.

to bear arms during altercations outside of the home since the passage of the first of those laws in 2005. Remember Trayvon Martin, anyone? Statistics aside, as many homicides as have occurred, many living, breathing individuals possess handguns and other similar artillery and have never felt inclined to use them against another human being. So what then is the cause of this crazed brutality against the innocent? I am sorry to say that one of the blaring failures of our society is its reluctance to acknowledge the fact that mental health is a real problem that needs to be taken more seriously from as early as when kids start school. In all honesty, it probably took years of neglect, of misunderstanding, of incomprehension of whatever pain Adam Lanza was feeling for darkness to invade his mind to the point where he could point a gun at a six-year-old child and pull the trigger, repeatedly, without hesitation. I don’t want to assume his actions were without remorse because he did commit suicide in the end, a very powerful demonstration of guilt. I am not excusing his actions, but we must recognize that this event and its precedents were, to some extent, preventable. We’ve become so obsessed with curing and preventing the visible signs of illness — cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS — that the health of the mind has become less of a priority. Not to say that these causes are not important, but mental health has, without a doubt, fallen to the bottom of the totem pole on which it was never that high to begin with. Where do we begin? We need better funding for research to screen for predispositions to certain mental disorders earlier, as well as

better research for the most effective treatments, both pharmaceutical and therapeutic. Not to mention better parity laws for these mental health treatments so the people who need them can actually afford them for as long as they need. Trust me, these reforms would be in everyone’s interest, and the public should be willing to pay for insurance to cover it if they want to protect their lives and that of their progeny. If we want to scratch the surface of these shooting “epidemics” and give the superficial remedy of better gun control, there’s nothing stopping us. Maybe it will be effective for a little while, maybe not. Probably not. People who are sick, really sick, will still find away to destroy lives. And, where is the common man’s place in all of this? What little can we do for our brother and our sister on a daily basis? This is where the “humanity” to which President Hatch referred in his reflection of the Sandy Hook tragedy plays a role. These shootings were extreme cases, yes, but the people became sick to the point that they are without inhibitions and remorseless in their actions needed to know from early in life that they were loved, that they were meaningful people, that they were special and that everything would be okay, not always perfect, but okay. What does it mean to be “humane” toward one another? It is one thing to be patient, another to be kind. However, we must also listen to one another. We mustn’t shy away from the inevitable part of life that is darkness any longer. We need to share in each other’s pain as well as our joy, not only that of our friends, but that of our enemies as well. We need to decide as a body what it means to live life to the fullest. After all, when we really come to value our lives, having additional time becomes less important than having quality time.

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The seven-day excursion to the Caribbean nation featured a 3-3-1 record for the Demon Deacons, and a focus on both game play and community service. When the Deacs touched down in the Dominican Republic, they headed straight for Boca Chica, a port town known for its scenic beaches. However, the Wake ballplayers went straight to work with their first practice on a local field Dec. 16, the same day the team, which was still recovering from jet lag, landed in the country. The Deacons’ practice drew quite a crowd and created a buzz in the local community. After the team’s first practice, Dec. 17 marked Wake’s first day of competition with a double header against Escogido and the National Police Team of the Dominican Republic. Wake was able to squander a 6-4 victory over the policemen.

I was one of the lucky ones. Close to $500 tanked, and I had scraped out three nosebleed tickets to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Jan. 3 between No. 4 Oregon and No. 5 Kansas State. The thought of just attending the game itself had carried me through final exams, and it was predicted to be an impeccable game with a lot of offense. The atmosphere was electric, and drunken and rowdy Oregon Ducks fans sitting near me made it an interesting experience altogether. It was a close game much of the first half until the “Quack Attack” was unleashed. However, amid the speedy Oregon Duck offense that obliterated a bewildered Kansas State team 35-17,

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Thanks to another sparkling performance by senior point guard C.J. Harris, the Deacons sneaked by Boston College with a three point victory. Harris turned just 13 shots into 29 points, including a run of 11 straight when the Deacons were down 13-2. He also hit 5-of-6 attempts from the free-throw line. After being named to the third All-ACC team last season, Harris has continued his reign as the Deacons’ leading scorer.

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Wake Forest was riding high coming into their ACC matchup against Clemson with an impressive two-game winning streak in conference play. However, their streak was abruptly halted Jan. 15 as the Tigers Jeremy Hefter/Old Gold & Black cruised past the Demon Deacons Senior C.J. Harris from Winston-Salem led the Deacons in for a 60-44 victory in Littlejohn scoring against Boston College Jan. 12 with 29 points. Coliseum.

The Deacs, who were looking to validate close wins against conference foes Virginia and Boston College, struggled on the offensive end nearly all night. Early on the two teams remained close, as Wake took an 11-9 lead seven minutes into play. This would be the last advantage the Deacons would have in the game as the Tigers answered with a 15-2 run, as well as holding Wake without a basket for nearly nine minutes. Clemson would take control in the remainder of the first half as the Deacs shot a dismal 25 percent from the field. Wake saw just three players score in the half, as the other Deacons went 0-15. The second half was no better for the Deacons as they continued to struggle in their shooting. The

Tigers also stepped up their defense on Wake, blocking 11 shots, just two shy of a school record in ACC play. The Deacs would come no closer than 10 as Clemson ran away with a 60-44 victory. The Deacs finished with a 24.6 percent field goal percentage, the lowest since percentage by a Wake team since a 20 percent shooting night in 1964, incidentally also against the Clemson Tigers. The Deacons only had three assists in the game, but outrebounded the Tigers 42-36. Wake fell to 9-7 overall on the year, and 2-2 in ACC play. Junior Travis McKie led the Deacons with his third double-double of the season, posting 12 points and

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Men’s tennis takes second, blanks Winthrop In the first event of the 2013 campaign, the Deacons took second at WFU Spring Invite BY JULIET BECKSTRAND Contributing Writer beckjm12@wfu.edu

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Senior Amogh Prabhakar from Bangalore is 13-5 this season.

The men’s tennis team started the new year strong, taking second place at the Wake Forest Spring Invitational, which took place Jan.11-13 at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center, and defeating Winthrop 7-0 Jan. 14. At the Wake Forest Spring Invite, the Demon Deacons reached the singles and doubles finals, with freshman Sam Bloom taking second place in the singles tournament after falling to Hunter Reese of the University of Tennessee. In the doubles final, freshmen Anthony Delacore and Morgan Mays lost to senior David Hopkins and senior captain Amogh Prabhakar. “They’re all very hungry and really want to play, and they’ll evolve into great players,” Prabhakar said, when asked about the

freshman players. “They’re very hardworking, and they push us, and that’s great for us and great for them, and I think it’s good for our program overall.” The Demon Deacons followed their successful weekend with a 7-0 sweep against Winthrop in their season opener on Jan. 14. The Demon Deacons won at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles positions, and continued to win the match in singles with three straight-set wins by Bloom, junior Adam Lee and Prabhakar. In the doubles matches, Lee and freshman Jon Ho had an 8-2 victory over Winthrop players Juan Pablo Boada and Michael Chen. The No. 1 duo of Hopkins and Prabhakar finished their match with an 8-4 victory over Dylan Comerford and Steven Patrick, closing out the doubles point for the Deacs. After his second place win at the Invitational, Bloom fell behind early in his No. 5 singles match against Boada, but came back to win 12 straight games to clinch a 6-2, 6-0 victory. Lee won a singles victory at No. 6 against Boada 6-2, 6-2. Prabhakar, now ranked No. 59 in the nation, claimed the win for the Deacons with

an impressive 6-2, 6-0 victory over Peter Nagovnak. The match was tight in the beginning with a 2-2 split, but Prabhakar pulled past Nagovnak to succeed. “We’re very excited to start off the year right… we’ve got some good guys, a lot of seniors and juniors and some very good freshman,” Prabhakar said. “It’s a good way to start the season, to have something to build off of, and we’re looking forward to the rest of the season.” In a final two-set match, Hopkins won 6-1, 6-1. Playing the only three-set singles match of the night, senior Danny Kreyman won at No. 3 singles against Winthrop player Yuta Hirokawa. Kreyman pushed through a first set loss at 2-6 to an overall win at 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. “Every match is new, and we have to approach each match as if it is the last one we play. If we play hard, and are focused and dedicated, I think we will do great,” Prabhakar said. A double header is coming up for the Demon Deacons, taking place at 10:00 a.m. Jan. 16 against UNC-Charlotte, and 5:00 p.m. against East Tennessee State University, both at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center.

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there was a different storm brewing. At every TV timeout, advertisements spewed over the general PA system, and there was a Tostitos logo in every direction I looked. Tostitos even put free samples of chips and salsa at every seat. While this was slightly excessive, I did absolutely love the free halftime snack, and hence, will not banter too much on the chips and salsa. Thanks for the food, Tostitos. With college athletes running the field, corporate America was running the game. Don’t get me wrong. Although extremely over-priced, the Fiesta Bowl was an incredible experience, and one that I would not trade. Oh wait, I forgot to call it by its real name: the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Across all college football games, there is advertising. Money has to pay for coach’s salaries; it has to pay airlines tickets, and many other expenses associated with college sports.

That’s why college athletic departments charge money for tickets. Bowl game advertising has gotten out of control. There was a time in which there were just a few bowl games named out of originality such as the Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl, Peach Bowl etc. The Peach Bowl is now named the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. There is a Meineke Care Car Bowl, a Little Caesar’s Bowl and a Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Corporate identities partner with bowl games to help their PR. However, these partnerships are turning into ownerships. Even the Rose Bowl, one of the most storied bowls steeped in tradition, fell. It is now the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio. What a shame. These are still terrific games played by incredible athletes. However, it was the same way in the past without all of the hoopla and “in your face advertising” associated with modern day bowl games. We all know money dominates sports. It is after all an entertainment industry. Yet, the optimist in me believes

there is more to college football. College football is about, above all, teaching lessons to the players themselves. These include hard work, determination, fortitude, discipline, and much more. To be honest, I don’t mind that NHL boards have advertising, although it does make the rinks look uglier. But, turning college football into a large scale business at the expense of the game is inherently wrong. Take Oregon. The team is sponsored by Nike, who acts as a Santa Claus to the Ducks. New uniform combinations for very game, underwater treadmills, and so on. are bestowed upon Oregon. You name it, and they have it. Why? Money.
 While this can be used to nail top-recruits, the influence of money in college football must be kept to a minimum. To corporate America, pick a different sport. There are some of us that still believe in the magic of college football. Plus, didn’t your mother always tell you, money doesn’t buy happiness?

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of the season, posting 12 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Freshman Devin Thomas was the only other double-figure scorer for the Deacs, scoring 11 points and grabbing six rebounds. Thomas has been key to the Deacons’ rebounding success, Photo courtesy of shakininthesouthland.com averaging over 10 rebounds in the last five games. The Deacons hope to rebound from their recent The Deacon’s previous game had been a 55-52 nail-biter loss against Virginia Tech on the road. against the Boston College Eagles, where senior guard C.J.

Harris had led the Deacs with a career-high 29 points on 10-13 shooting. Harris was unable to mimic his success in the Clemson contest, scoring just eight points. It was just the third time that the Winston-Salem native was held to less than double digits in scoring this season. Wake will return to action Jan. 19 as they will again be on the road, traveling to Blacksburg to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Hokies are fresh off an overtime thriller victory over Georiga Tech Jan. 12. The Deacs look to stay competitive in the ACC with a win over the Hokies. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum.


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Deacs’ four game win streak ends against Duke BY MIKE MCLAUGHLIN Staff Writer mclamj12@wfu.edu Over winter break, Wake Forest played seven games against several ACC foes as well as teams from other conferences. Overall, Wake fared well going 5-2 in this stretch, improving their record to 9-7, including a 2-2 conference record. The Deacons began their games over break against the Seton Hall Pirates Dec. 8 at the Joel Coliseum with a thrilling 64-63 victory. Wake then traveled to play conference foe Virginia Tech Dec. 22 in Blacksburg, Va., but lost 73-52. The Deacs then rattled off four consecutive wins, defeating Campbell 84-68 Dec. 29 (Joel Coliseum), Nevada 77-54 Dec. 31 (Joel Coliseum), North Carolina State 6956 Jan. 6 (Joel Coliseum) and Florida State 80-72 Jan. 10 in Tallahassee. However, the winning streak came to end Jan. 13 versus Duke with a 73-44 loss. Wake Forest and Seton Hall exchanged several lead changes throughout the second half, particularly down the stretch. Beginning the game though, the Deacons stopped their trend of slow starts, building a 7-0 lead over the first 3:55 of the game. However, to overcome runs by Seton Hall like the one starting the second half that gave Seton Hall a 41-40 lead, several Deacons

had to step up. This includes junior Lindsy Wright who had a career-high in rebounds with 12. Asia Williams though, played hero as she sank a free throw with less than a second remaining to give Wake a 64-63 win. Against Virginia Tech though, Wake was overmatched by the combination of Hokies Monet Tellier and Uju Ugoka, who together provided 51 points. The Deacons were put an early hole in the first half, shooting 8-25 (32 percent). The 73-52 loss for Wake was not without positives as senior Lakevia Boykin provided 14 points, which gave her 1,007 points for her career, making her the 20th Deacon to achieve this accomplishment. Wake however, proved too strong an opponent when Campbell came to the Joel Coliseum Dec. 29 as several Deacons achieved double-digit scoring outputs. While Wake was out rebounded 48-35, a quick six points to start the second half pushed Wake’s lead to 51-38. This increased offensive efficiency ultimately proved too much for the Campbell defense. In the Deacon’s 84-68 win, sophomore Dearica Hamby added a career high 25 points, Boykin added 19 points, Williams provided 16 points and junior Chelsea Douglas added 13 points. The strong shooting continued against Nevada who, like Campbell, proved to be overmatched. This time, Douglas led the way

with 22 points. The formula for the win was a season-high 33 turnovers that led to 36 Deacon points. The turnovers helped Wake roll to a 77-54 win. Wake’s first conference victory came against N.C. State, and once again, Douglas led all Deacs in points, shooting 7-of-13 from the floor and 4-of-6 from behind the arc for 21 points. The game was close until the Deacons went on a 12-3 run in the second half that pushed their lead to 14 points with five minutes to play. Wake was able to keep this lead, winning 69-56. During the seven game stretch, Wake’s biggest win was an 80-72 upset over No. 18 Florida State in Tallahassee. The Deacs caused Florida State to commit a season-high 23 turnovers, and Boykin scored a career high 34 points. Wake trailed at 36-33 at the half, but Boykin scored the final 13 points of the half for Wake. The Deacons regained a lead they would never relinquish with a 9-0 run with 13:28 to gain a 47-46 lead.The momentum from the Florida State win ended when Duke traveled to the Joel and won 73-44. Duke used a series of runs and strong shooting (48 percent) to defeat Wake who only shot 38 percent from the floor. When Wake cut the lead to 19-17, Duke responded with a 13-3 run and kept this comfortable lead. Wake’s next game is Jan. 17 at the Joel Coliseum versus Clemson.

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Forward Dearica Hamby scored 25 points against the Blue Devils.

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The Deacs hope to build off their trip to the Dominican Republic this season.

However, they were unable to muster a run and were blanked by Escogido 2-0. After splitting the double header, the Deacs toured the Colonial Zone Dec. 18, which was the oldest settlement of the Americas, before a game against the National Navy Team that resulted in a tie. After the event, the team headed to Guajabo to paint a house and deliver hygiene packets to many homes in the area.The following day, Dec. 19, Wake Forest fell to an affiliate team of the Kansas City Royals 5-2 before posting a 2-0 victory over the National Army team. After the day’s double header, the team headed to a local Dominican Winter League night game and was able to meet

All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, who serves as a role model to many aspiring ballplayers. On Day 5 (Dec. 20), the Deacons finally got a day off from baseball. However, they were still working hard with a 7:00 a.m. lower body workout on the beach followed by an excursion to Isla Saona where the team played beach volleyball and relaxed. Even with their demanding schedule, the Deacs still found time to give back to the community by visiting Josiah’s house, which serves as a home for destitute boys. The final day of competition (Dec. 21) for Wake Forest featured another split. The Deacs squared off against the National Air Force Team this time around rather than the Army or Navy. In the first game, the Deacs came from behind

Deac Notes New look ACC impacts Deacons’ schedule in the 2013 season

Diamond Deacs reel in a 12 man recruiting class for 2013 campaign

The recent changes to the landscape of the ACC will affect Wake Forest football as soon as next season. Now the Demon Deacons will play six opponents in the Atlantic Division and just two in the Coastal. This means Syracuse becomes an annual opponent as the Orangemen have become the Atlantic Division’s seventh member. Wake will continue to square off against Duke every year while the remaining Coastal Division matchup will rotate amongst the six other teams.

As part of the 2013 class, baseball head coach Tom Walter announced the signing of 12 recruits. Four of the players are right-handed pitchers that will devote most of their playing time to the mound. Three other right-handers also make up part of the class, but this group will also spend time in the field. The remaining five players include two catchers, an infielder, an outfielder and a utility player. The gem of the class is Will Craig, a 6-3 two-way player that was a three time All-Conference selection.

to win in 10 innings, and the Air Force took the second game by a score of 5-2. Dec. 22 marked Wake’s final in the Dominican Republic, and the team used it to host a youth baseball clinic where nearly 100 children were taught technique through a number of baseball drills. As soon as the clinic finished, it was back to the United States for the team. Throughout the week, new talent surfaced for Wake Forest as many freshmen saw action. It will be interesting to see how the talent in the Dominican Republic matches up with ACC play. Only time will tell. Yet, no matter what the win-loss column looks like, it is clear head coach Tom Walter has his eyes set on something greater than baseball, developing young men to serve those less fortunate than themselves.


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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Attacking smaller personal goals can make achieving a NewYear’s resolution more realistic BY NIKI MAKKINEJAD Staff Writer makknd11@wfu.edu Year after year, people make New Year’s resolutions — whether it is to lose weight, eat healthier or work on their personal downfalls. It seems like people make the same resolutions year after year, and eventually life takes replaces desire to change yourself. Seeing as though most people lose sight of their resolutions, I figured it was better to focus on ones that may be easier to fulfill. Many people relate their resolutions to health, whether it is to lose weight, work out more, or eat healthier; all three things go hand in hand. People who regularly go to the gym know that at the beginning of the year there are many more people going and as the days, weeks and months go by, they weed out. So instead of wasting money and time doing something you’ll drop in a few weeks, why not just take baby steps instead of huge leaps in lifestyle changes? There are many different ways to be healthier or lose weight without dropping hundreds of dollars on gyms, personal trainers and groceries from Whole Foods. So many of my friends have made resolutions to lose weight. Not to be pessimistic, but you can’t do this easily at a college campus. Everything is working against you! You are drinking, eating unhealthy, constantly snacking on fatty foods and getting little to no exercise. Your resolution to work out more and lose weight is not going to stick here — I can guarantee that. So instead of setting something unrealistic, why not make your resolution to just be healthier, even if it is something small. So next time you go to that frat party, do not

eat a lot in order to be able to drink more. Drink less! On top of that, watch what you drink. It’s hard to say you won’t drink, but you can minimize how much and what you’re drinking. Punch? Terrible idea. You go back home late at night and it’s been about six hours since you’ve eaten so naturally you’re hungry. Don’t order Papa John’s because it’s “free.” Just drink water and go to sleep! Also, at a campus like Wake, I find it absurd that so many people still make their resolutions revolve around weight. Have you looked in the mirror lately? You’re so much skinnier than most people. Why are you wasting your time trying to get your bones sticking out? That’s not attractive. Make your resolution deal with happiness instead. Acknowledge the fact that we go to Work Forest and are not robots. We need to relieve stress, otherwise we’ll just crash and burn. Instead of spending time refreshing Facebook and going through all the posts on your mini-feed, go hang out with your friends. Spring is on its way and the days are getting longer, so instead of spending so much time locked up in your room or the ZSR, set 30 minutes aside to do something that helps you accomplish your New Year’s resolution or that makes you feel good, happy and gets you out and about. Making resolutions shouldn’t be about trying to do something you can’t do — it’s about improving yourself and what’s important to you. It’s about reflecting on your past and finding small things you can change. So my best advice to those who made big New Year’s resolutions, whether it deals with weight or not, is to think about this past year and see if your resolution is reasonable. Another thing you can do is write it down — that’s what my parents always made me do. Things appear more black and white once they are written down. If you have more than one resolution, don’t try and cram it all in at once. Space it out, what’s the rush? Graphic by Molly Dutmers/Old Gold & Black


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Sound Judgement | Top Albums of 2012

Wake Radio’s top albums from 2012 BYYASMIN BENDAAS Staff Columnist bendy9@wfu.edu In honor of the new year, the staff of Wake Radio reveals three of their favorite albums of 2012. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange George Orwell once said, “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” And revolutionary is one of the many words to describe Frank Ocean’s revelatory R&B masterpiece. Part manifesto, part confessional, Ocean’s Channel Orange is not only one of the most brutally selfreflective albums in recent years, it morphs the musical sounds of soul stirring R&B with hip-hop sensibilities and lyrics that create a sound that is completely and uniquely Frank Ocean — destroying all of his peers in his wake. Perhaps the greatest testament to this album’s staying power is the fact that with each additional listen, something new and wonderful is found behind every corner. There is not much that can be said about this album that has not already been said.

It’s Frank Ocean’s world, and we’re just living in it. Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city Rap has been waiting for its rebirth. This is an era of Drake crying and bragging over the airwaves at the same damn time, while Big Sean & Co. use their verses to tell listeners “I can’t believe I made it, (Mom!)” — leading us to marvel at the exact same thing. However, salvation awaits: six years after the legendary Queens MC Nas titled his album Hip Hop is Dead, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar releases an instant-classic LP flurried with verbal panoramas as insightful as Biggie’s Ready to Die or Nas’ Illmatic. Hearkening back to the illustrious storytelling and religious influences of rap’s past, Kendrick issues an allegory of Compton compartmentalized into 12 tracks. The depictions of the dystopic results of unfettered loyalty, teenage naiveté and economic disenfranchisement through the eyes of a mostly wellintentioned youth have led K-Dot to nearly universal approval among his

peers. The result? good kid, m.A.A.d city has put the hip-hop world on Kendrick’s back with the edict to lead a stable of promising youngsters to take the billion dollar genre back into the past — a past where the rhymes outshined the beats and the message overshadowed the rhymes. Grizzly Bear, Shields Watch the critics on this one, because far too many of them will be busy attempting to label Shields rather than appreciate it for what it is. What is that exactly? All I know is that with regards to their previous efforts, this creature’s not as primitive as Horn of Plenty, not as hypnotic as Yellow House, and not as easily accommodating as Veckatimest. Perhaps it’s a subtle mixture of all three — a statement that would be high praise considering the masterful compositions that make up their previous works. Regardless, Shields is still an extraordinarily haunting and beautiful addition to the Grizzly Bear catalogue. Nick Reichert, Logan Healy-Tuke and Kory Riemensperger also contributed to this article.

Movie Review | Django Unchained

Tarantino delivers another hit DirectorQuentinTarantino’s latest Western DjangoUnchained may soon become a cinematic classic BY KORY RIEMENSPERGER Staff Writer riemka9@wfu.edu There’s been some rumbling recently about Quentin Tarantino’s latest project Django Unchained and its handling of a number of sensitive topics. Spike Lee spoke his mind on the movie’s supposed racism — and then Mr. Tarantino flipped out when an interviewer questioned him on a possible relationship between violent film (as a cause) and violent behavior (as a result). The truth is that both the narrative and setting of Django do raise these sorts of accusations and questions, and I think that’s the true beauty behind many similar films. Way back in 1966, the Italian filmmaker, Sergio Leone, directed a spaghetti Western titled The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. The film was initially criticized for a number of perceived shortcomings — a near three-hour runtime and graphic depiction of violence leading many evaluations of the day. Fast forward to now, and any acclaimed films of will show you that what was once harshly critiqued has been overturned as not only a classic example of Western fiction, but also a masterpiece of contemporary cinema. Mr. Tarantino’s new Western Django Unchained carries both of these features with it. The film clocks in at a rather lengthy two hours and 45 minutes, but it truly feels much shorter than that. It

is also (and I stress this) absurdly violent. It’s no surprise really — he is a filmmaker known for his attachment to somewhat more than vivid representations of violence on screen. Let’s return to Spike Lee’s comments, which address the film’s handling of slavery. From his Twitter feed: “American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust.” It’s almost as if he and I watched a different film. Mr. Tarantino’s script deals carefully with the most disgusting aspects of slavery. I actually hesitate to list each one because of the revolting nature of the historical allusions which could certainly compare to Lee’s idea of a “holocaust.”

Truthfully, there is little, if anything, that could hold up as evidence for belittling the idea of slavery. Like almost every other Tarantino film before Django, there is a river of blood for critics and criticizers alike to sail upon. Two slaves fight to the death, people are shot, exploded and eaten by dogs. It’s violent, but then again it should be clear by now that Mr. Tarantino doesn’t like to pick fights he cannot win. The brilliance of this and similar motion pictures is the attractive combination of two mutual opposites — humor and violence. He certainly does do everything to exploit the entertaining and sometimes humorous power of violent fiction, and that makes for one heck of a ride.

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on the first day of class “I always get lost in Tribble.” “I can’t believe that professor assigned homework for the first day.” “Should we write this down?” “I can’t believe I only get two absences in one of my classes.” “I hope this class is easy.”

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Django Unchained has the trademark violence of Tarantino films, but the violent scenes are artfully blended with humor.


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Health Column | Gluten-Free Fun

Gluten-free fad floods the health world Many people live on a gluten-free diet, due either to a gluten allergy or a desire to lose weight BY CAROLINE MURRAY Staff Columnist murrck9@wfu.edu When I first pulled it out, it looked like a glob of brains. Don’t be alarmed. I’m referring to the spaghetti pasta I made for my RA staff last week to accompany my Murray Bolognese Sauce (a hot Jacuzzi bath in your mouth, I swear). Being the conscientious person that I am, I made sure that all the ingredients that I could control were “gluten-free,” since a member of my staff recently discovered a gluten intolerance in the form of celiac disease. As I drained the “gluten-free” pasta in the colander, realizing how positively unappetizing it looked, I wondered why people are on such a “gluten-free” craze as of late, especially those who do not have celiac disease. But then again, I realized that many health-conscious individuals simply follow the latest dieting fads and do not put a lot of thought or research into what they are (or are not) putting into their bodies. Gluten is a storage protein found in wheat, rye, grains and barley. Just as yeast is used to make bread rise, gluten is responsible for the elastic, spongy texture of bread as well as for thickening many soups and sauces. It is also a common additive in foods that are generally low-protein or it can be the groundwork for imitation meats. Perhaps the greatest catalyst for the “gluten-free”

frenzy is the increased diagnoses of not just celiac disease but also non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Originally believed to be a rare condition, those with celiac disease have an immune reaction to the presence of gluten in the body and treat the substance as an invader. However, that immune reaction damages the small intestine, causes serious digestive problems and inhibits normal gastrointestinal responses. Another problem has emerged over the past decade or so that health professionals estimate affects perhaps 20 million people: non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Although this sensitivity to gluten does

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not cause the same damage to the intestines, sufferers experience similar symptoms to those with celiac when ingesting gluten: abdominal cramping, gas, steatorrhea, bloating and anemia. With the sudden discovery of these disorders within the

American population, food companies have pinpointed a brand new market to accommodate these individuals: “glutenfree.” Companies are not simply using this claim as a means of providing for glutenintolerant individuals; several naturally grain-free products are now branded with the term “gluten-free” as a competitive marketing strategy to make them appear healthier, according to U.S. News. And since the FDA does not currently regulate the term “gluten-free” on food products, it may be difficult for consumers to distinguish between what they should or should not (or can and cannot) eat. Many have jumped on the bandwagon of the “gluten-free” diet as a means of curing conditions other than celiac, or for losing weight, despite a perfectly healthy tolerance for gluten. However, “gluten-free” is not synonymous with “calorie-free,” “fat-free” or “sugar-free.” According to Shelley Case, a consulting dietitian, author and medical advisory board member for the Celiac Disease Foundation, food manufacturers use fat and sugar to “make the product more palatable” since gluten is not present to bind the food. This is similar to how frozen food manufacturers add large amounts of sodium for taste to lower-calorie frozen meals. The reason, Case points out, that some people lose weight while going “gluten-free” is because the significantly more limited food options offered on such a diet limit your calories while simultaneously limiting your tendency to overeat. However, while a lower-calorie diet may trigger weight loss, several nutrition deficiencies occur as a result. Even patients who are morbidly obese are not recommended to eat below 1,200 calories a day.

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Food companies have begun to market “gluten-free” food to people with allergies. If you chose to go “gluten-free” as a means of treating a medical disease or accommodating an intolerance, go for it. However, if your body can tolerate gluten, there is no overwhelmingly convincing reason why you should go “gluten-free.” Regardless, it is always best to choose minimally processed foods in your diet (especially those that are naturally “glutenfree”). Now myself? I limit processed foods as best as I can, but after the brains incident of the corn-based “gluten-free” pasta last week, I think I’ll stick with my whole-grain spaghetti for my pre-run carb-loading for now.


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Trend Alert | Seasonal Style

With the new year comes new fashions Spring runway shows have been filled with unexpected trends like leather shirts and Bermuda shorts BY ERIN PATTERSON Staff Writer pattee12@wfu.edu Every New Year’s Eve is fraught with the typical resolutions to lose weight, send hand-written letters, and save money, which usually crash and burn within a few months if not a few weeks. It is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year, including flings you want to forget and upcoming events you can’t wait to experience. In the fashion world, it is also a time to look back on the regrettable trends of the past year that desperately need to fade away and look forward to the new, exciting trends that will color the spring season. As with most other fashion seasons, the forecast for Spring 2013 includes the good, the bad and the unexpected. The unexpected trends are just that — unexpected, but not necessarily unappreciated. Two trends in particular that are usually reserved for fall and winter, leather and a contrast of black and white, both received an unexpected sponsor from the typically pastel-covered spring runways. Furthermore, leather is no longer reserved for worn motorcycle-inspired jackets and chic bags. Instead, the material has made

its way into every aspect of fashion, from dresses to shirts to pants. On the other hand, every season also produces some undeniably odd and confusing trends that never quite make it off the runway or out of the magazines and onto the streets, even with the most fashion-forward individuals. For example, this season’s trends are trying to encourage two-toned lipstick. The contrast could be found in top lip versus bottom lip, left side versus right side, or middle versus the outside edges. It doesn’t really matter where or how. It only matters that lips are not made to color-block, especially when the colorblocking trend itself wasn’t even able cross the divide between the years. The peplum, however, has managed to cross the divide. However, the oddly placed ruffles are now traveling all over our bodies and have been renamed as “architectural ruffles.” This is a trend that could develop into something beautiful, but right now it remains in the confusing category because the general public remains a little wary after watching the original peplum be repeatedly worn into regrettable oblivion. In other news, remember middle school? I wish I didn’t either. Regardless, Bermuda shorts have returned. The throwback trend made appearances on the runways this season, but it will be interesting to see whether the extra-long shorts will find their way back into mainstream fashion or if they stay locked up on the runways and in

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Although she may be the ugly duckling of the Crawley family, Lady Edith of Downton Abbey has inspired some trends this spring. magazine advertisements. The season’s best trends begin with decade-inspired fashion. For a fresh take on silhouettes and patterns, look no further than the ‘50s and the ‘60s. The ‘20s, on the other hand, played a stronger role in the beauty department. Consider the new Great Gatsby movie and the newer seasons of Downton Abbey where the characters proudly wear bobbed finger waves matched with scarlet lips. This is one trend that was classically beautiful almost a century ago and remains so to this day. Another seemingly timeless trend has also

made a triumphant return: stripes. Don’t worry, J.Crew will still be pumping out the pretty pattern on everything imaginable, because it isn’t going anywhere. Thank goodness. Cutouts have also continued into the New Year, but are now taking a more subtle approach to the bare midriff issue that caused considerable deliberation in 2012 when too many celebrities used the cutout trend far too liberally. This season, expect to see sheer overlay, thick lace, and much more modest silvers allowing for peekaboo midriffs.

Stars align for Hollywood’s biggest night Talented actors from both film and television gathered Jan. 13 for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards BY KATHRYN ROHLWING Staff Writer rohlkm9@wfu.edu For the first time in three years, the Golden Globes were hosted by new faces. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, British comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the award show. Gervais’ jokes were controversial, crude and politically incorrect, but always funny in a painfully true kind of way. By last year, though, Gervais seemed to be running out of steam and he was criticized for not being funny enough. Gervais declined to host the award show a fourth time, and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Tina Fey (30 Rock) were brought in as the new hosts. They quickly proved themselves a nice change from Gervais’ biting sarcasm. They had written good jokes that, while tamer than Gervais’, were no less funny, and they had an easy, charming charisma that engaged and entertained the audience. After their stints on Saturday Night Live, the two comedians seemed at ease in front of the crowd, and the biggest complaint about the award show seems to be that they were not given enough screen time. This year’s collection of Golden Globe nominations and wins showed the growing popularity of political dramas in film and on television. Nominations and wins were given to Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Kathryn

Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, the TV movie Game Change, the miniseries Political Animals and the popular television drama, Homeland. Lincoln received seven nominations including for Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Screenplay and Best Director, though it only took home one award for Daniel

Day Lewis’ portrayal of Lincoln. Zero Dark Thirty followed with four nominations, but no wins. Game Change took home the television awards for Best Television Movie and Best Actress in a Television Movie, while Homeland received the awards for Best Television Series, and Best Actor and Actress. Political Animals received two

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Megan Fox and Amy Poehler demonstrated two popular trends on the red carpet, champagne dresses and plunging necklines.

nominations, but no wins. Past favorites at the Emmys and Golden Globes such as Modern Family and Downtown Abbey were passed over in favor of Homeland and HBO’s comedy series Girls. The biggest win of the evening went to Ben Affleck, who won Best Director for Argo. Affleck was not nominated for an Oscar for Best Director, and many have considered that the biggest snub this year. When Affleck won the Golden Globe, he received a standing ovation. The best speech of the night was Anne Hathaway’s tribute to Sally Fields after Hathaway was chosen over Fields for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. She thanked Fields for showing her that an actress can break out of typecasting to take on bolder roles and succeed. Fields started out as the flying nun, while Hathaway became famous for her role in the Princess Diaries. The speech creating the most buzz is Jodie Foster’s acceptance for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Foster’s dialogue tended to ramble as she gave scathing criticisms of reality television and paparazzi, but it was also funny, nostalgic and a touching tribute to her mother who is suffering from dementia. The controversy over it has come from the fact that it is her first major coming-out speech and that she seemed to be saying that she is retiring from acting for good. Overall, the award show offered a great night of entertainment, due mainly to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s contributions. The Academy Awards on Feb. 24 will have a hard time meeting the high standards set this past Sunday.


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