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Campaigning on Campus By Sam Cernuto | Staff writer

Nov. 4 is quickly approaching and the presidential candidates are campaigning till the very last minute. This is going to be a historic election no matter who wins. With the first minority running for president and a woman running as vice president, the White House will be forever altered regardless of which party gets nominated. Katy Harriger, chair of the university’s political science department, said, “Not only will this be a historic election, but there is a certain intensity to this election than there has been in the past. The combination of the economic crisis and the war will bring a historic number of voters.” Interestingly enough, more college students are involved in this election than in years past. “Traditionally, Wake has not been politically active other than the times the presidential debates were held here,” Harriger said. “However, this election, Wake is like other universities where there’s more involvement than historically ever before.” Junior Benjamin Lynch, president of College Republicans, said, “Wake students have been very

receptive to the election and have taken initiative to become personally involved. It appears that the typical myths that college students are politically apathetic have been proven untrue. The enthusiasm in the 2008 election seems unparalleled as students are becoming increasing involved.” The College Republicans and College Democrats on campus have been drawn into these elections. Both groups have put on multiple events to promote their candidates and get more students interested. Dorm storms started last semester to make sure every student was registered to vote, and now shuttles are available to take students to vote early. “The College Dems have been very active since the beginning of this year,” junior Zahir Rahman, president of College Democrats, said. “We have hosted panel discussions with professors on topics ranging from education to fiscal policy, have traveled to see and meet Senator Obama across the state, have had phone banking events, canvassing events, done voter registration drives hardcore on campus, hosted actor Kal Penn and U.S. Senate Candidate

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Katie Phillips | Staff writer

Vanessa Beasley, a professor of public address and presidential rhetoric at Vanderbilt University, discussed presidential rhetoric and its impact in elections in the first event of the university’s Great Teacher Lecture Series. Beasley began with a thank you to the audience, “The honor is entirely mine … especially because there are two reasons as to why I appreciate the turnout: the word presidential and the word rhetoric.” Beasley went on to explain what she considers rhetoric and the adoption of the meaning from Aristotle: “the study of good people speaking well.” Beasley proposed to the audience a question that segued into discussion of the current election atmosphere: “Where are the good people who are supposed to be speaking well?” It has been at least three decades, Beasley said, since quality presidential rhetoric. She led into two premises that are discussed in her books. The first states that presidential rhetoric is not what it used to be. There has been a significant decline in quality of speeches and an increase in quantity. The second premise states that when the president speaks, it is newsworthy and will eventually end up creating a deeper division between parties. Up until the 20th century, presidential rhetoric was spoken either directly to the audience or to the Congress;

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Vanessa Beasley spoke on Oct. 21 about the importance of rhetoric in presdential campaigns. there was no form of mass communicationfor citizens who did not attend presidential speeches. Prior to the 20th century, the president would be viewed as lazy if all he did was tour around the country to give speeches. Beasley defined presidential rhetoric as those texts primarily presented as public speeches that originated from the office of the president of the United States of America. It was seen as a poor use of time. Speaking to the public was of course in the job description, but it certainly was not the most important aspect. Now, Beasley continued, that most people are fatigued and cynical about campaign rhetoric, it is simply seen as word play to sway voters. The guest lecturer was sponsored by the communication department.

Beasley is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Outstanding New Teacher in the South States Communication Association. Nationally recognized in the field of communication for her work on presidential rhetoric, Beasley has published two books: Who Belongs in America: Presidents, Rhetoric, and Immigration and You, The People: American National Identity in Presidential Rhetoric. The Great Teachers Lecture Series is an annual series organized by university communication students enrolled in the Great Teachers course taught by Alessandra Beasley Von Burg, assistant professor of communication. In the course, students conduct indepth study on and interact with some of the nation’s top scholars and gain public relations experience.

Sarah Palin apologized on Oct. 21 for causing confusion with comments she made at a North Carolina rally. She called small towns the real America where the people are “pro-America.” She was criticized by Democrats for implying some parts of the country are more patriotic than others.

Popular TV anchor attacked at her home KATV anchorwomen, Anne Pressly, was attacked Oct. 20 at her Little Rock, Ark., home. She was found battered and bloodied after she did not answer a phone call. Her purse was missing, but there were no signs of forced entry. Police are questioning if she was a random victim of a home invasion or if she was targeted because of her job.

Saudi Arabia to hold trials for suspected terrorists Saudi Arabia announced that it will hold trials for 991 suspects accused of having ties to al Qaeda. The suspects were rounded up after anti-terror raids in recent years. Saudi Interior Minis-

ter Prince Naif Bin Abdel-Aziz blames al Qaeda for over 30 attacks in the kingdom. Human Rights Watch wants justice served fairly and asked to send observers to the trials of 70 defendants on Oct. 20.

Mongol motorcycle gang members arrested After a three-year undercover investigation, federal agents arrested at least 38 members of the Mongol Motorcycle Club on Oct. 21 with the gang, based in Southern California, on charges of murder, alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives. The gang’s former president, Ruben Cavazos, was among those arrested.

Aid agencies to raise security after shooting The death of a foreign relief worker in Afghanistan has caused aid agencies to review their presence and security arrangements. The victim was Gayle Williams, 34, who was shot by a gunmen on a motorbike in Kabul on Oct. 20. The Taliban claimed responsibility for her death on its Web site. Williams worked for SERVE Afghanistan, an inter-denominational Christian charity that helps the disabled.

Lecture focuses on mortgage crisis and its reverberations By Caitlin Brooks | Asst. news editor

Bank failure, stock market collapse, lost savings, uncertainty, government buy-outs, talk of an economic recession; at the heart of all these things is the collapse of the housing market. How and why? The economics department, coupled with the Social Research Seminar, invited John Duca of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to speak on the issue on Oct. 15. “I know what has happened has been very scary, but I’m not as worried as some people are, and I think it’s because I understand the problem,” Duca said at the lecture. “If you understand the problem, you can help get to the solution.” The talk focused

on analyzing the mortgage crisis and explaining its implications for our everyday lives and the grander effects on the economy. He also provided insight into how the government is attempting to rectify the situation. Duca began the lecture with a brief explanation of mortgage history and loaning. He explained that in the past, from the ‘50s to the late ‘90s, banks only loaned money to borrowers with reasonable ability to pay the loans back. These loans, called prime mortgages, are not the root of the problem at all. It was around the turn of the milleneum that a new kind of loan, subprime loans, emerged. These were given to people with no apparent ability to repay the loans, no credit his-

tory, no assets. Banks ordinarily would have denied these applicants loans because frankly, they were just too risky. These subprime loans were made possible by government packed organizations like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who guaranteed banks’ money against default mortgages. Why? The government wanted to stimulate economic growth. The more people able to buy houses, even if they traditionally could not, the more money goes into the economy. The housing market ballooned off this false security and over-optimism, home value skyrocketed, and people took out second mortgages on their homes to the increased value of their houses. When people had finally taken out the maximum

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amount of mortgages on their homes and housing prices leveled off, those with subprime mortgages began to default in greater numbers than ever before. Once everyone noticed this fact, 40 percent of the housing market dropped off. This lower demand for housing had numerous far-reaching effects on the economy. Demands for new construction and materials used for construction fell dramatically. A decrease in demand for housing created a decrease in home prices and a decrease in the wealth of those who already owned homes. This lower wealth led to slower consumption of goods and in turn, a GDP that fell into negative numbers by the end of 2006. On a grander scheme,

the mortgage and housing crisis contributed to lower capital for all financial firms involved in mortgage loaning. The huge number of subprime mortgages and subsequent defaults indicated to economists and investors, that credit standards had gotten too weak. This lead to a tightening of credit standards on all loans and an increase in counter-party risk, which basically means that banks no longer thought they could trust each other when doing business. Because banks are now afraid to trade and do commerce for fear that they will receive valueless assets, the money and bond markets were hit, causing even slower GDP growth. Despite all this bad news, Duca expressed hope. “We have a good

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game plan, resolve and flexibility which make (the economic crisis) less worrisome,” he said. He enumerated the government’s multipronged strategy to deal with the crisis. In order to reduce uncertainty, help build confidence and repair the financial system, the government will provide shortrun loans, re-capitalize the financial system, help foster a market for illiquid, troubled assets and foster work-outs of problem mortgages through programs such as the Hope Now Program and Hope for Homeowners. “While there may be some lags on the road to recovery, we should see some improvement by sometime next year. We will see a return to economic growth,” Duca said.

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Entrepreneurship class holding raising money for exhibit Through a unique hands-on, interdisciplinary entrepreneurship project, more than 40 students, faculty and staff members from the university are creating a Cuban bilingual art exhibition and educational outreach program. The exhibit, titled “Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints: 1985-2008,” is based on more than 100 handmade books by Cuban artists. It will debut at the Grolier Club of New York in May 2009 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. They will be holding a fundraiser on from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the Millennium Center. Contact Fred parent at parefw6@ for more information.

Harry Clifton to perform poetry reading in Scales Irish poet Harry Clifton will read from his newly-released book of poems, Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004, 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center. Secular Eden was published by the Wake Forest University Press in 2007. In 2008, the book won the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, the most prestigious poetry award in Ireland. A discussion will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

Forum to discuss newly-formed Master of Science Program A forum will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Benson 410 to examine the new Master of Science Program in Clinical and Population Translational Science. The showcase is part of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Hot Topics Community Forum which aims to highlight collaboration between faculty and grad students. Call ext. 5301 for more information or to RSVP.

President Hatch’s State of the University address rescheduled Because of vice-presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden’s visit to the university on Hearn Plaza, President Nathan O. Hatch’s address has been moved to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Correction In the Oct. 16 issue, the article “Porn symposium to address sex and violence” said that the Sex(ism), Identity, and Intimacy in a Pornographic Culture event was in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1309. The event is actually at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 in Brendle Recital Hall. A symposium on free speech, “Equality-based Perspectives on the Free Speech Norm: 21st Century Considerations” will be held on October 31st. Discussion will address how commitment to free speech can coexist with a commitment to equality, diversity and multiculturalism. The symposium will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Worrell Professional Center in Room 1309.

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The Minor League Part II By Lauren Dayton | Staff writer This week concludes our two-part minor series. The minor in Medieval Studies brings together faculty and students from a number of departments who share a deep fascination with the medieval period. It requires 18 credit hours from three different departments. Students are encouraged to attend a six-week Summer Medieval Program at Oxford University in England, where they can receive four and a half credits toward the minor. The program also offers students the opportunity to attend medieval conferences. Recent graduate Mary Kate Hurley (’04), who is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, recalls fondly her experiences with the medieval studies program: “while I was at Wake we formed the Aesir Group, which was also called the Medieval Studies Student Group, as a student analogue to the faculty’s Medieval Studies Group.” The university’s rigorous program inspired her to pursue her doctorate at Columbia University, one of the strongest medieval literature graduate programs in the country. “I’m still studying the poems and texts that I was introduced to by (university professors) Gillian Overing and Gale Sigal,” Hurley said. Emily Brewer, a recent graduate, also praises the cohesion of the program. It “integrates a rich array of classes in language and literature, academic talks and receptions and early-instruments concerts that together bring the medieval world to twenty-first century Winston-Salem,” Brewer said. Brewer completed her undergraduate degree in 1998 and earned a Master’s degree in 2003 at the university in English with a concentration in medieval literature.

The neuroscience minor challenges students to study how people learn, process and remember information from the molecular to the philosophical level. It encompasses the study of the nervous system and its role in regulating behavior. The minor requires 17 credit hours (nine of which must be neuroscience courses), including one semester of research in neuroscience. Nine members of last year’s graduating class earned a minor in neuroscience. Senior Rebecca Creer chose the minor because “the material is cutting edge and the information is applicable to so many fields.” This semester the department is hosting a neuroscience Book Club. Undergraduates, graduate students from both the Reynolda and Baptist Medical School campuses and faculty from both campuses interested in Neuroscience are meeting once a month throughout the school year to discuss the book The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge. For more information, contact Dr. Wayne Silver, professor of biology. The women’s and gender studies (WGS) program seeks to promote academic study and dialogue on a broad range of topics related not only to women’s contributions to the fundamental fields of human knowledge and achievement, but also to interdisciplinary studies of feminism, masculinity, sex, gender and sexuality. The minor requires a total of 18 credit hours, including Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and a research seminar. The WGS program is “vital to educating individuals, encouraging critical thinking and dialogue and to nurturing young women and men in order to fulfill their promise in a progressive future,” said Wanda Balzano, the program director.

Sophomore Hope Nardini agrees. She declared her WGS minor as a freshman. “I found the classes so engaging. My WGS courses have exposed me to new perspectives and ideologies, not only from films and in readings, but also among other students,” Nardini said. In the next few weeks, the department will host a series of events focused on pornography and the related discussions of equality, speech and harm. The first event is The Porn Wars Symposium, which will take place on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Carswell Auditorium. Speakers include Jane Caputi, professor and author from Florida Atlantic University, who will show her film The Pornography of Everyday Life as well as images of pornographic attacks on Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin, law professor and author Ann Scales from UNC-Chapel Hill and Matt Ezzell of the Stop Porn Culture Movement. The second event is a presentation entitled “Sex(ism), Identity and Intimacy in a Pornographic Culture” on Oct. 30. Gail Dines, professor of American Studies and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College and national leader of the Stop Porn Culture Movement, will give her presentation in Brendle Recital Hall. Dines uses examples from pornography, magazines, television shows and movies to explore how femininity and masculinity are shaped by consumer-based, image-driven culture and the ways that public images spill over into our most private worlds. These programs tend to be multi-disciplinary and cover a wide range of topics. But the students of these less-populated minors share a respect for the personal attention available to students in smaller programs and the opportunity to gain greater understanding of a subject by examining it through classes in different disciplines.

Music historian evaluates ‘60s rock By CeCe Brooks | News editor

Barry Drake gave a multimedia presentation on ‘60s music on Oct. 21 in Pugh Auditorium. Student Union lectures chair sophomore Gabriella Almeida introduced Drake as a music lover, music lecturer and musician himself. The lecture was called “‘60s Rock: When the Music Mattered.” Drake began with John F. Kennedy, whose election, he said, kicked off the ‘60s. Drake, who mentioned that he currently owns over 20,000 records, said he believes ‘60s music has stayed so relevant because of how much occurred during the decade such as the Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, and the sexual revolution. “We stuck with rock and roll, and rock and roll stuck with us,” Drake said. Drake’s multimedia presentation included photos, audio clips and video clips. Incense was even lighted at one point when Drake was talking about the hippie movement. The structure of the lecture consisted of Drake discussing historical

background and outlining specific movements within 1960s rock and roll such as instrumental rock (“Wipe Out” – The Sufaris), dance crazes (Chubby Checker – “The Twist”), the British invasion (The Beatles), folk rock (The Byrds – “Mr. Tamborine Man”), protest music (Barry McGuire – “Eve of Destruction”), soul music (Aretha Franklin – “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.”) and American roots rock (Creedence Cleerwater Revival – “Proud Mary”). With each movement or subgenre he would include examples of artists and samples of songs. While these snippets were playing, Drake could subtly be seen singing along and playing air instruments. He mentioned two major turning points of the decade: the end of 1963 and 1967. In 1963 JFK was shot and The Beatles released their first American hit, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” 1967, Drake claimed, marked the beginning of the hippie movement and included the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco. He moved to San Francisco that summer where he saw an early Janis Joplin play and played on the steps of the Grateful Dead house with Jerry Garcia.

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Barry Drake’s lecture included historical references like the Vietnam protests and Kennedy’s assassination. This was when drugs became so prominent in the rock and roll world. Drake talked about three famous musicians (Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison) who all died of drug overdoses in the early ‘70s. He also mentioned what he called “the Beatles: Part 2” and their evolution starting with the Rubber Soul album and culminating with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from a more clean cut image to psychedelic rock. Drake noted that the transition from AM to FM radio was a result of AM radio’s refusal to play the new

“progressive” rock that was coming out. In addition to breaking down the decade into movements and subgenres, Drake also talked about the music chronologically. He began with uptown rhythm and blues in the early ‘60s and ended with the breakup of the Beatles and the introduction of important ‘70s bands like Crosby, Stills and Nash and Led Zepplin in 1969. Drake also gives lectures on the ‘50s, ‘70s and ‘80s, but he noted that music from the ‘60s is so significant “because of how important it was to the audience.”

POLICE BEAT • University Police responded to 63 calls from Oct. 13-19, including 15 incidents and investigations and 48 service calls. The following is a summary of the incidents and investigations.

Drug and Alcohol Violations • At BB&T Field Oct. 9, University Police assisted North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement officers, who issued 42 citations for underage alcohol possession, one citation for obtaining alcohol under the legal age using a fraudulent identification and one citation for disorderly conduct by using abusive language. Information about the incidents was

provided to Harold Holmes, associate vice president and dean of student services.

Thefts • Unattended clothing and bedding belonging to two visiting high school students were reported stolen from the music wing lobby of Scales Fine Arts Center. It is suspected that the theft occurred between1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 13. • A secured laptop computer was reported stolen from a classroom at Worrell Professional Center between Oct. 10 and Oct. 13.

• A wallet and contents valued together at $75 were reported stolen Oct. 14 from a purse in an unlocked office at Worrell Professional Center. • An unattended purse and contents valued together at $197 were reported stolen from Reynolds Gym while the victim played basketball between 9:15 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. Oct. 14. • A cell phone valued at $100 was reported stolen from a locked office at Benson University Center between Oct. 1 and Oct. 13. There were no signs of forced entry in the office. • A university identification card was reported stolen from a Polo Road address adjacent to campus between 8:40 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

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Kay Hagan’s son and held debate watch parties.” The College Republicans have been equally as active on campus. They have hosted voter registration drives throughout the year, kicking off the year with a concert on the Mag Quad. Since then, they have worked closely with campaigns of all GOP candidates. Currently, College Republicans is focusing on GOTV efforts and the final 72-hour campaign. “Students have taken off this whole semester to work on the campaigns,” Harriger said. “This is the first time I have ever seen that, other than one other student, in the 23 years I have been teaching. It is unusual.” Thanks to the College Republicans and College Democrats, university students are more active in the Winston-Salem community as well. “College Republicans continues to work closely with local, statewide, and national campaigns to further efforts of the GOP,” Lynch said.“Through volunteering with the local GOP headquarters, university students have consistently made the Winston-Salem Victory Center the office with the most impressive totals and the most effective efforts.” Rahman has focused mostly on getting the student body out to vote since most of the students in College Democrats are out-ofstate students. “In the coming weeks, we are focusing on Get Out the Vote efforts,” he said. “We will be doing an all out campus invasion to make

sure everyone on campus, from students to faculty to staff go out and vote. We will also be heavily involved in the Biden event this week, and will be hosting a free Rock-n-Vote concert in Benson 410 this Saturday night which will feature local bands.” Students around campus who are not involved in either political group are still highly interested in the election. Sophomore Kendall Hack said, “Unlike in previous elections, the youth vote will clearly play a factor in this year’s election, and that is exciting.” Sophomore James Griffin added, “It’s very exciting to be on a college campus in a state that could go red or blue come Election Day.” On the flip side, junior Mike Dorsey is very hesitant to prematurely consider the youth a force in this election. Also, some students are still undecided about who they will vote for. “As an independent, I believe that McCain is really going to have to step up his game since Palin has lost her luster and Obama has pulled ahead in mulitple polls,” junior Ben Suitt said. The Student has been doing polls every Tuesday to find out how many students are voting for each candidate. Rahman is encouraged because each week, there seems to be a stronger pull towards Obama and the gap between him and McCain continues to widen. In short, this is going to be a historic election. Rahman concluded, “we also hope that students care enough about their country and its future that they keep themselves well informed about the issues and the party stances, propelling them to vote for change in coming weeks.”


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first heart attack at around 75 years old. On the other hand, individuals with a BMI greater than Barry Franklin presented “The Downside 40 tend to have their first heart attack around of our Technologic Revolution: An Obesity the age of 52. So what are some of the causes for the increased Conducive Environment” at 3 p.m. on Oct. 21, where he addressed the ever-growing problem obesity rate in the United States? Many people believe that one’s genes are the main cause. of obesity in our society today. Franklin has been director of the Cardiac However, they are only responsible for between Rehabilitation and Exercise Laboratories at 25-70 percent of obesity in individuals. One cause of growing obesity is that physical William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., since 1985. He teaches family medicine education is diminishing in schools. There is at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and also huge marketing and advertising in schools is former president of the American College of for unhealthy soda and snacks in vending machines. Sports Medicine. On top of all of that, the average American One point that Franklin emphasized was that the greatest increase in obesity was in the spends at least three hours and 51 minutes youngest group and the ones with the most watching television and at least one hour and information available to them about nutrition two minutes on the computer each day. Other studies have shown that an average of and healthy eating. According to his study, 1 in 4 people are obese 44 percent of Americans eat at a restaurant a and out of this group the most rapidly growing day. There is also a connection between lack of subgroup consist of people with a Body Mass sleep and weight increase. Doctors are now saying that 30 minutes of Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 50. The sad reality of all this is that our society is exercise alone is not enough to counteract adjusting everyday appliances and structures to the effects of obesity. Instead, they suggest combining exercise with a healthy lifestyle. accommodate the rising obesity trend. For individuals who have a BMI between Baseball stadium seats have been increased from 19 inches to 22 inches; there are reinforced 40 and 45, Bariatric surgery becomes a viable PCorps_K4x5_SER_Red-Ser.pdf chairs, chairs that move to help people get up, option. This involves bypassing the stomach and lifts in hospitals and the creation of larger parts of the small intestine so that the food is not absorbed by the body. In follow-up stories, caskets. Franklin also mentioned that as our BMI the individuals who undergo this surgery keep increases past 25 by even one unit, the risk for the weight off for at least one year. There are also two groups that have been very that person to develop heart problems increases beneficial to individuals who are overweight, the by 5-7 percent. Studies have shown that the average age for American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) individuals with a BMI less than 25 have their and the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Dan Bross, senior director of Corporate Citizenship with the Microsoft Corporation spoke on Oct. 21 in the Worrell Professional Center. He discussed the challenges and opportunities for global highbrand corporations There is an evolving international market where environmental sustainability, responsible business practices and basic human rights are being closely examined by both employees and consumers. Now, the paradigm of acceptable business operations is being remolded Bross said. Bross quoted Bill Gates, saying “It takes more than products to make a great company.” No longer are corporations and governmental programs being scored on effectiveness and productivity, said Bross. Rather, they are now being defined by how they accept and share responsibility for the needs of the global society. The entrepreneurial spirit of corporations such as Microsoft ensures that challenges to improve their reputation are turned into opportunities to strengthen brand value, business results and shareholder returns. Prospective employees are becoming increasingly concerned about the community affairs of their future employers, Bross said.

Rightfully so, for “all of us want to work for corporations in which we can believe.” With over 96,000 workers worldwide and 1,800 employees working in Charlotte and the Research Triangle alone, Microsoft has the unique ability to proscribe the muddled corporate values of the 20th century and utilize their niche to advance corporate citizenship. Bross argued that “corporate activities that increase business value and benefit society,” which once were viewed as unseemly, are now widely regarded as duties of global corporate citizenship. “There is a nexus between doing well and doing good,” said Bross. Microsoft has the impetus of searching for lucrative business opportunities that simultaneously address issues of environmental sustainability. “Lowe’s builds houses for the homeless,” Bross said, for they are a home improvement corporation. Similarly, Microsoft has hopes of institutionalizing their philosophy of uniting product innovation and responsible business practices by taking their technology to the five billion who are currently receiving no technological benefit. Likewise, Microsoft is working to reduce its carbon footprint and, along with Google and Yahoo, to solve privacy issues on the Internet.

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Customers and employees no longer permit their corporations to remain silent while human rights are violated in countries where no protective legislation is present, Bross said. Those with vested interests are now demanding accountability and positive societal affectability from global corporations. Equally significant as global citizenship, Bross said, are the internal responsibilities of corporations to have accountable business practices. Such acts as regulatory and legal compliance, healthcare benefits and ethical business practice training are obligatory to the advancement of employee satisfaction. Since 1983, Microsoft has given over $3.4 billion in cash, software and services and currently matches all employee donations, dollar-to-dollar, to advance the spread of technology. Still, there are some problems in mitigating realistic standards for responsibilities in a corporate setting where profit remains king, Bross said. Can one accurately quantify constructive citizenship and responsibility with a dollar amount of a million or a billion? Despite these and other challenges, Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential campaign plans to use such creative capitalism strategies to return value to shareholders and to benefit communities.

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civilization. This is especially true at a liberal arts university like ours, where we value the expression of different points of views and ideas that make our country, our world and our species unique. It is true that a theatre production or a fall concert draws students together and enhances the cultural environment here. But it is also true that a lot of students miss out on opportunities to take advantage of what the fine arts have to offer them while they’re at the university. Again to cite Lubin: “If after four years at Wake Forest you can boast of never missing a home basketball game but can’t remember attending a single poetry reading or taking a walk through the woods to visit the Reynolda House museum of art, you’ve squandered great opportunities for your own mental and emotional enrichment.” A big part of a liberal arts education is finding a balance in your academic life. Don’t just ignore that flier for a play. Check it out some time. Don’t just brush off that fine arts divisional. Find an interesting subject that you may never get to learn about again in your life and go in to the class with an open mind. There are lots of great possibilities out there to fulfill that divisional. Sports do get a lot of attention here, and we don’t mean to detract from them. They fit into the balance of the equation, too. But, we all owe it to ourselves to branch out and try something new. We should embrace art. Perhaps the administration could find some way to better encourage students to attend fine arts performances and productions.

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Theatre, the arts deserve attention his is an exciting time of year here at the university. We’re not just talking about the football games or the sweet exams that are rocking our world. We are excited about all of the fine arts productions coming to fruition this month and the next. The arts aren’t just fun, they’re vital to our university. Upcoming concerts, plays and dance performances include All My Sons, the chorus concert and the Halloween orchestra concert as well as the year-round art displays in Scales and probably lots more we’ve failed to list here. As editors of the newspaper, we sometimes feel stressed out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays about getting that week’s paper done. But we can barely imagine the level of concentration, devotion and time-commitment that students involved with these productions are living under every day of the week in preparation for these productions (be it for classes or as extracurriculars). So we would like to express how glad we are that we go to a school where there is so much artistic talent among our students and our esteemed faculty. Congratulations to all you talented people out there who are willing to work hard to put on these great performances. We thank you for your dedication and for your contributions to the university. We’re proud of you. Although David Lubin, art professor Wake Forest, said it more eloquently in his address at this year’s Opening Convocation, we agree with him here on his main point: the arts don’t just enhance life, but they are necessary for

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Quick Quotes “The judging had just been concluded. They were just giving them a final parade. And unfortunately Megan got bit on the foot”

Rocking the vote is our duty as citizens

Our generation needs to step up and make a difference in politics

We don’t get it. I wrote a column a few weeks ago about this, in fact (“We should care about politics,” Aug. 28), so I’ll try not to beat a dead horse here. But are we too dumb or too lazy or too apathetic about everything but Facebook not to use the real power we have? It’s like somebody’s just given us a big bowl of ice cream, the best flavor, and we are just sitting there watching it melt. I mean come on; at this point, both candidates are practically willing to buy us all beer and pizza just to get our vote. Rock stars, rappers and Hollywood stars (our idols, right?) and our teachers and parents (our wise elders, right?) are all Alex Osteen telling us how important it is that we vote — not to mention how this will be Opinion editor the first time most of us even get to vote couple days ago I read a story for president (an opportunity that we’ll online about this 106-year-old remember and get to bore our kids and woman in Atlanta who went to the grandkids about some day) — yet the polls to vote early. It was a great story. She youth vote, our voice, is consistently nonexplained to the reporter why she always active and underperforming. makes sure to vote because she can still Well, we have got absolutely no excuse remember a time when women weren’t now! allowed to vote in every state in the U.S. It’s our great fortune that not only is (the women’s suffrage movement finally the election this time around hinging won on a national scale in 1920, for all of on our vote like never before (in an you out there who, like me, haven’t taken important election on which the future civics in a while). direction of our country The woman went is swinging), but the Rock stars, rappers and on to say how she also state of North Carolina is remembers, perhaps allowing early, one-stop, Hollywood stars (our idols, even more surprisingly, same-day-registration right?) and our teachers a time when the Jim voting. I’ve heard some and parents (our wise Crow South prohibited people’s concerns about the her from voting legitimacy of out-of-state elders, right) are all telling because of her race: students voting here. Don’t us how important it is that for, she is black and it worry though. we vote ... yet the youth wasn’t until the Civil The only real rule the Rights Movement state election’s board is vote, our voice, is conof 1964, when poll worried about in terms sistently non-active and taxes and other dirty of student voters, is that underperfoming. voting technicalities you’ve lived in North were abolished, that a Carolina for at least 30 person’s race couldn’t days. Also, you can’t be a stop him or her from felon, I guess. voting. Then, all you really have to do is go to You know what, though? Young people the polling station and show them proof were discriminated against at the polls for of that. even longer. The Web site said that a hunting or It wasn’t until 1971 with the ratification fishing license would do fine. If you of the 26th amendment that 18-yearhaven’t gotten one of those in North olds could vote. I believe “Old enough to Carolina yet, it said you could just show fight, old enough to vote” was the slogan your student I.D. and a “document back then and let’s not forget it. (Using from the school showing your name and the same logic, why isn’t 18 the drinking current address.” age too?! That’s another topic for another Let me just top off how easy voting is day, my friends.) by telling you that you don’t even have to Now am I somehow trying to equate the worry about finding a way to get there or immense hardships of African Americans consider using up the little gas that’s left or women in this country’s past to the in your tank by driving there. fact that 18-year-olds weren’t able to vote? Both the College Democrats and No way, of course not. I just want to College Republicans, as well as other emphasize that we young people can have student groups and the respective something in common with that old lady campaigns, will all be offering shuttles to from Georgia: we should both cherish our the polling stations leading up to election right to vote. day. As simplistic and cliché as it may And to all of you who have requested sound, our country’s democracy works absentee ballots from your home states, because people vote. make sure that you fill them out and send I know that we’ve all heard this before them back in time. — lots, actually. One need go no further So that’s it. There is now no reason you than this periodical to get his fair dose of can’t or shouldn’t vote. So go vote! the rhetoric: We should vote. “Yeah, we get it.” But, I am plain old fed up with Alex Osteen is a senior economics and my generation, with our generation. Spanish major from Highlands, N.C.


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New Dean’s List is not fair to upperclassmen Jermyn Davis


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ne of the best things about the university is the relationship between faculty members and students. Often times that relationship is strengthened by the support each group shows the other. For example, some of the biggest supporters for an increase in faculty salaries have been, and still are, students. Likewise, when faculty members were told their apartments would be converted to student housing, once again, many students supported the faculty who were being ousted. So it is with dismay that I say I am very disappointed in the faculty’s decision to not grandfather the change in the Dean’s List requirement from a 3.0 GPA to a 3.4 GPA, so the new provisions would only apply to incoming students. Continuing students should be subject to the rules set out in the catalog

under which they entered the university. I really necessarily go unchanged during our four years appreciate the faculty’s willingness to listen to at this university. me and the rest of Student Government as we I think the problem is the difference in my voice our concerns, but at the same time I am definition of fairness and some faculty members’ extremely disappointed. definition. Led by Interim Dean Ribisl, there are As I have always stated, the fact that some faculty members that ask, “Is it fair that approximately 60 percent of students are on the a freshman student in the same class as a senior Dean’s List each semester warrants could possibly earn a higher a change in requirements. The grade than the senior, but not way in which this change is being be named to the Dean’s List, ... it is with dismay that implemented, however, is far from whereas the senior would be?” I I say I am very disapfair. could equally respond by asking, The significant change is unjust “Is it fair that I am taking a class pointed in the faculty’s because upon entering the for a divisional requirement decision to not granduniversity, we are told repeatedly which is not a divisional father the change in the and consistently that our academic requirement for a freshman?” bulletin is the law. It is the “bible,” I do not intend to be “antiDean’s List requirement and it is our contract with the freshman,” but I want to make from a 3.0 GPA to a 3.4 university. We are told that if a sure we keep precedent with the GPA. change occurs to requirements in way things have been done. the bulletin those changes will not Also, due to the lack of affect upperclassmen, which is in publicity at the time of the keeping with the past is university precedent. influential decision, there is potential for drastic For example, when there was a change in the consequences for the current upperclassmen. number of hours for graduation, it was fair to One of the potential ramifications of the grandfather that change. When the divisional decision is its impact on upperclassmen as they requirements were changed last year, it was look toward the job market and professional also fair to grandfather those requirements. schools. The university prides itself on its Our current situation proves that the policies students’ ability to land excellent positions outlined in the undergraduate bulletin will not and secure top-tier school acceptances upon

graduation. If a usual Dean’s List student with a 3.3 G.P.A. interviews for potential jobs or applies to graduate school following this spring, it seems very likely that potential employers and administrators will assume the student did not work to his/her potential during that past semester because he/she is no longer on the Dean’s List. Some faculty members say that “students can inform employers or administrators about the change.” This is true, but I don’t see how a student, without sounding dumb, can call and effectively say, “The reason I was on the Dean’s List before and the reason I am not any more is because the Dean’s List requirements were raised.” I hope we as students understand that this was not something done by administrators, but by the faculty. President Hatch and the administration are not to blame. Also, let me emphasize I am going to continue to do everything in my power to support the faculty, so that we have even a stronger sense of community. I also hope that the rest of the student body will continue to support our faculty, despite how disappointed we are with the decision they collectively made. Jermyn Davis is a junior East Asian language and cultures major from Riverdale, Ga.

Seeking Middle Ground | Left Says

Obama proves his validity in debates

In my opinion (and apparently in the opinion of most undecided Americans), Obama dispelled these doubts quite effectively with his command of the issues and — contrary to Butler’s article last week — his sensible straight talk to the American people. McCain’s complete failure to use the “Obama doesn’t understand” attack in later debates can be seen as evidence of its strategic failure as a talking point. In addition to this first strategic battle was a second narrative of John McCain being compared to President Ryan Taggett Bush. Old Gold & Black columnist Any debate watchers should know one of Obama’s primary goals was to paint John McCain as more of the hen reading last week’s same. Seeking Middle Ground McCain clearly tried to refute this article by Andrew Butler (“McCain’s straight talk wins debate,” attack throughout the debates, but Oct. 16), I could not help but feel like the confrontation did not come to a head until the third and final debate I was reading a great work of fiction when John McCain angrily declared, — eloquently written, but with little “Senator Obama, I’m not President basis in reality. Bush. If you want to run against The article I am referring to argued President Bush, you should have run that Arizona Senator John McCain four years ago.” emerged victorious from the three Obama calmly replied, “If I presidential debates. In refuting this occasionally have mistaken your argument, one could simply point to policies for George Bush’s policies, it’s the overwhelming polling data that because on the core economic issues seems to point to Illinois Senator that matter to the American people, Barack Obama as the winner. on tax policy, on However, a McCain energy policy, on supporter could spending priorities, counter that John ... the national and swingyou have been a Kerry’s and Al Gore’s stare polls have told the vigorous supporter “victories” in previous important story, and they of President Bush.” debates were in fact When the records have told a story of a quite hollow triumphs are examined, we when all was said and surging Obama campaign. can see that it is done, so I will explore Taking a large lead nationindeed true that the issue of the debates ally as well as lead in key John McCain has in more detail. voted with George I do agree with swing states such as FlorW. Bush 90 percent Butler that the debate ida, the Obama campaign of the time. poll results are not has demonstrated that its Though John the ultimate arbiter of McCain has bucked victory or defeat. goals for the debates were his party on some Actually, presidential met and exceeded. high profile issues candidates have much such as torture and more specific goals campaign finance than simply winning reform, the fact is that he is much less or losing; a candidate could well of a “maverick” than he would like lose the debate in the polls, but still people to think. win in a more meaningful sense if Though this may sound contrary to he accomplishes his goals (seeming my original argument, evidence that presidential, demonstrating foreign Obama accomplished his goals can be policy knowledge and the list goes found in polls. on). However, it is not the “who won the Therefore, we should evaluate the debates on the basis of whether or not debate” polls that are really relevant. Rather, the national and swing-state each candidate accomplished his goals polls have told the important story, going in. and they have told a story of a surging Obama’s biggest burden in the debates was to convince the American Obama campaign. Taking a large lead nationally as people that he is ready to serve in the well as leads in key swing states such highest office in the land. John McCain’s decades of experience as Florida, the Obama campaign has demonstrated that its goals for the free him of this burden, but Barack debates were met and exceeded. Obama, being a relative newcomer The American people now recognize to the national stage, had to put that Senator Barack Obama has what many Americans at ease by acting it takes to be president, while Senator presidential. John McCain unfortunately (and McCain, on the other hand, set accurately) has been identified with out to do the exact opposite: to the many failed policies of our current make Obama seem like a risky and president George W. Bush. inexperienced choice. In the first debate, this narrative Ryan Taggett is a senior economics and came across very clearly with political science major from Orlando, McCain’s refrain “Senator Obama Fla. doesn’t understand.”

Conversely, McCain shows he is still out of touch with Americans


By Kerui Xu

Notable Quotes | The candidates on their tax plans “I want to give a tax cut to the middle class - a tax cut to 95% of American workers. These are folks who work hard every single day and get payroll taxes taken out of their paycheck every single week ... John McCain thinks that giving these Americans a break is socialism. Well I call it opportunity, and there is nothing more American than that.” Barack Obama, Democratic candidate Fayetteville, N.C. Oct. 22

“My tax cut is the real thing. We’re going to double the child deduction for every family. We will cut the capital gains tax. We will end taxes on unemployment benefits. And we will cut business taxes to help create jobs, and keep American businesses in America.” John McCain, Republican candidate Manchester, N.H. Oct. 22

ROTC retreat builds self-esteem Miranda Kelly

Old Gold & Black columnist


woke to a flashlight being shined in my face and squinted hard. The ground was damp, and I hastily groped in the dark, unsure of where my shoes were. A gruff voice asked, “You awake?” and I coughed out a reply in the positive. Night of partying gone horribly wrong? Hardly — just the start of another day of training on the No Fear Battalion’s Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX), and it was my turn to do fire watch. Every fall semester, the No Fear Battalion conducts an FTX in September, bringing the battalion down to Fort Jackson, S.C. for a few days of land navigation, M-16 shooting, rappelling and other skills training that brings every cadet one step closer to becoming an Army officer. This FTX was a certain success, as cadets successfully completed their training with nary a hitch. Cadets arose one Friday last month to a day of M-16 zeroing and qualification after having spent the evening in a patrol base in the woods.

A tasty breakfast of Meals-Readyto-Eat (MREs) had them prepared for the day and the results showed their eagerness. Freshmen new to weapons usage had a great showing, while juniors found themselves faced for the first time with flak jackets; even the cadre got in a few rounds at the end of the day. Friday night brought night land navigation and a few run-ins with coyotes, but it was an evening wellspent. Saturday morning followed up the land navigation in the dark with the benefit of daylight, and cadets found themselves recognizing things seen in the night as something entirely different than what they’d thought them to be. As time ran out on the day land navigation, cadets piled into vans to go over to the Field Leadership Reaction Course (FLRC), which is an obstacle course designed to build cohesion amongst teams. Juniors led the way on obstacles, putting into practice leadership techniques taught in the classroom, while freshmen and sophomores actively participated in overcoming the obstacles. A few bruises and conquered obstacles later, it was time for M-16 cleaning, an activity thoroughly

enjoyed by very few. But M-16’s must be cleaned in order to work properly and cadets worked hard to ensure the cleanliness of their weapons. That night they rested in a Forward Operating Base (FOB), under a roof for the first time in days – albeit, in the form of a tent. Cadets walked patrols throughout the night, carefully avoiding tent spikes in the dark. With the coming of Sunday came the most anticipated activity of the FTX, Victory Tower, which is a structure with a rappelling wall, a cargo net to climb down and a few rope bridges. Victory Tower gives cadets a chance to overcome their fear of heights, build confidence and have a great time. Cadets boarded the bus to go home and were met by steaming pizza, the chance to nap for the duration of the ride and the prospect of hot showers when they happily arrived back on campus. As the bus unloaded back on campus, a weary cheer went up — another weekend of hard work ending in a home sweet home feeling. Miranda Kelly is a junior religion major from Quincy, Mass.

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Reflections on an epic rivalry

Terps smother Deacs

WOMEN’S SOCCER: 10/23 v. N.C. State 10/26 @ Miami 10/30 @ Virginia Tech FIELD HOCKEY: 10/25 @ Virginia 11/01 @ Boston College 11/02 @ Dartmouth MEN’S SOCCER: 10/25 v. Boston College 11/01 @ UNC-Chapel Hill 11/07 @ Virginia

By Gary Pasqualicchio | Staff writer

“The thing you find time after time is that in order to be good offensively, you have to execute. We didn’t execute very well at all.” From the first snap it looked like Maryland had schemed the Deacs up really well. Choosing to receive the toss, Maryland had something to prove. They marched downfield and tore up the Deacon line and the secondary with a good mixture of runs and passes, capped off by a perfect halfback pass from Da’Rel Scott to Maryland’s playmaker, Darrius Heyward-Bey in the end zone. Bey finished with 11 catches on the day, a career high, and 101 yards. Maryland continued to lay it on thick on offense, as quarterback Chris Turner had one of his best games as a starter, going 28-41 for 321 yards and a score, and the Terrapin rushing attack finished with 140 rushing yards.

The 2008-2009 NFL season has been full of professional football’s normal intrigue. There are top teams coming from seemingly nowhere (Atlanta, Arizona), disappointing ones who have failed to reach lofty hopes (San Diego, Seattle) rising stars (Brandon Marshall, Michael Turner) and revitalized careers (Kurt Warner, Clinton Portis). However, one can’t help but feel that something is missing; a gaping hole in the heart of the league. That something is the rivalry between two of the greatest of all time: Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. This NFL rivalry is our generation’s version of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird and an unprecedented one in football’s history. Never before has there been this much hype, this fierce a competitiveness or more big playoff games between two of the best quarterbacks ever to play the game. Manning defines greatness with over 300 touchdown passes and 42,000 yards in his career, both good for top 10 all-time in league annals. Brady, on the other hand, is the epitome of winning, with three Super Bowl wins and two Super Bowl MVPs. They are 1-2 in the best individual seasons by a signalcaller in NFL history and both are destined to end their careers in Canton, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The individual résumés of these two legends could take up an entire book, but what makes this rivalry truly special is not their success against the league, but their epic matchups against each other. Obviously, quarterbacks do not play against each other on the field at the same time, but no two players represent their individual franchises better than Manning and Brady. Manning, who was the No. 1 overall pick of the 1998 Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, and Brady, a sixth round pick of the New England Patriots, have both spent their entire careers with the same franchise and have faced each other a total of three times in the playoffs and a handful of others in the regular season. Early on in the Colts-Patriots, Manning-Brady rivalry it was clear who the overall winner was. With a 24-14 win in the 2003 AFC Championship Game and a 20-3 beat-down in the 2004 Divisional Round, Brady and the Pats had Peyton’s number. The defense harassed the quarterback for five interceptions while Brady scored three touchdowns in the two contests. Brady had already won three Super Bowl rings before Manning had even been to the “Big Game.” All that changed in 2006 when one of the greatest games in NFL history was played for the AFC Conference Championship – you guessed it, Pats vs. Colts.

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Senior midfielder Sam Cronin was named as one of the 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) award for men’s soccer. Cronin’s name will be placed on the official ballot for nationwide voting, which begins Oct. 16 Cronin and concludes Nov. 19. Coaches and media votes will be coupled with fan votes from www.seniorclassaward. com. Cronin has started all 87 games in his career and is also a 2008 Hermann Trophy candidate. The 2007 Soccer America First Team MVP has four goals and two assists this season.

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A Maryland player blocks a Deacon lineman during the away game Oct. 18. The Deacs traveled to Maryland and suffered a shut out, 26-0. By Martin Rickman | Staff writer

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The Demon Deacons did something they haven’t done in 10 years on Oct. 18, and something Head Coach Jim Grobe had never seen since becoming head coach at Wake Forest. They got shut-out. Against a veteran Maryland team, most of whom strongly remembered the bitter taste of what happened the last two seasons, the Deacs were unable to execute on offense, defense or special teams, and eventually fell 26-0. “We earned that zero today,” Grobe said. “That was a well-earned zero. I think sometimes young guys assume it will all take care of itself, but it doesn’t. If you don’t make plays, you can’t keep drives alive.”

Field Hockey takes down No.15 California By Tori Stewart | Staff writer

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The No. 3 Wake Forest field hockey team defeated No. 15 California 1-0 Oct. 19 at Kentner Stadium. The Deacons moved to a 14-2 record on the season while the Bears dropped to 11-3 for 2008, taking their first loss in October after a three game winning streak. Junior Aileen Davis took a pass from senior Minou Gimbrere at the top of the circle and fired a shot toward the goal. Senior Michelle Kasold tapped the ball into the goal past California’s goalkeeper Kelly Knoche to record the lone goal of the match. Knoche managed six saves off Wake’s 12 shots throughout the match. Senior keeper Crystal Duffield recorded four saves off of California’s seven shots, including a save in a one-on-one situation with a Golden Bear during the first half of play. Both teams raised their levels of intensity in the second half of play, preventing fewer shots from the opposition and recording more saves than in the first half. Two California players, Ashley Glosz and Megan Psyllos, received green and yellow cards, respectively, within one minute of each other during the second half of the match. The match, the last one at Kentner Stadium this season, was Senior Night as the team’s five seniors: Gimbrere, Duffield, Kasold, Lou-Trice Gamble and Liz Fries were honored. The game also included Sticks for a Cure promotions. At halftime, the winner of the Sticks for a Cure autographed pink hockey stick was announced and

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Freshman Adelaide Knott reaches for the ball in a recent home game against Radford. Next the Deacs will take on the No. 13 Virginia Cavaliers Oct. 25. prizes were distributed for those fans that donated in the team’s fundraiser. There was also a Susan G. Komen educational area and a chance for fans to donate to the non-profit group. A silent auction for the team’s autographed pink jersey was also held.

The Deacons have outscored their opponents by 40 goals this season, 66-26. Next up the Deacons travel to conference rival Virginia Oct. 25. They will take on the No. 13-ranked Cavilers at 1 p.m. before traveling to Boston College and Dartmouth to finish out the regular season.

B10 Thursday, October 23, 2008

Old Gold & Black Life

Restaurant Review | Twin City Diner

Save room for tasty desserts at hidden treasure By Kara Peruccio | Life editor

to eat. The number of choices was overwhelming; partially the Diners usually evoke images of many different appetizers, sand(tacky) ‘50s-style décor and large wiches, burgers and even 10 difplates of fried, greasy food. And ferent side options. I was torn between a Caesar don’t forget the joys of leaving salad with salmon, the chicken with a distinct diner-y smell. After MapQuest led us in a souvlaki (the diner is owned by the Karahalios roundabout family) and the route, my Twin City Diner teriyaki veggie friends burger, a surand I were Location | 1425A W. First St. prising item h a p p y Hours | 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Tues. that is usually to find 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Weds. -Fri. not found at Twin City 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat. run of the mill Diner. diners. Tu c k e d Serving | Updated diner classics One of my away on Dress | Casual friends vacilWest First lated between Street, the Price Range | $10 - $15 the Philly steak diner shat(out of 5) and cheese tered all of Rating | sandwich and a my pregrilled chicken conceived notions of what a diner should Caesar salad. The other was undecided be. We were seated promptly as the between the Twin City club sandrestaurant wasn’t very crowded wich and a Cobb salad. After thoughtful consideration, for a Saturday night. The interior was very polished they both chose salads and I with dark wood tables (no For- picked the veggie burger with a mica here), and no matter where side of asparagus. After about a 15 minute wait, we you were sitting, you would be able to catch a bit of the game on were served our meals. They were the many flat screen TVs posi- on cute black square plates that made the food look even better. tions around the restaurant. The seating options were a The portions for the salads were non-smoking dining area and very generous (the Cobb salad the bar, which was well-stocked was overflowing with chicken, and had several games playing on blue cheese and eggs) and were served with cinnamon raisin bisthe TVs. Upon looking at the menu, my cuits. My friends deemed them dining companions and I needed muffin-like and delicious. My several minutes to decide what friend who ordered the Caesar

salad was happy with the amount of salad dressing (not too little, not too much) and was pleased that they included an extra side of it in case she wanted more. My veggie burger was served on a whole grain bun and was delicious. It was very moist and had great flavor to it. My only complaint was my side of asparagus was a little small. It was the best I’ve ever had and probably could’ve eaten a whole plate of it. All of our meals were very filling and tasted delicious. Make sure you save room for dessert. Our waitress brought over the plate of that night’s options: red velvet cake, Boston cream pie, hot fudge brownie pie, derby pie (chocolate chip, nuts and caramel) and a chocolate sundae. My friends chose the hot fudge brownie and derby pies; I had a cup of vanilla ice cream. Their pies were served with vanilla ice cream and were nice and warm. The derby pie was tasty and if you like nuts; it would be the perfect dessert for you. I like it but am much more of a chocolate person than caramel. My favorite of the two was easily the hot fudge brownie pie. It was very moist and gooey and melted in your mouth. It was very chocolaty and the ice cream balanced it nicely. We noticed the restaurant has a blackboard featuring the day’s specials. They also had different drink specials each night, making

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The Cobb salad served with a cinnamon raisin biscuit is just one reason to check out this tucked away gem on West First Street. it a nice hangout for the over-21 crowd. Twin City Diner is a great find and is an excellent alternative to chain restaurants. The service was excellent. Our waitress always came to check on how we were doing and if we liked our meals. Additionally, my water glass was never empty and she was very quick at getting things.

The prices are very reasonable for those of us living on a college student’s budget. You get a very filling and delicious meal at a great price. It would be hard for someone not to find something on the menu that they would enjoy. Ranging from fried green tomatoes to lunch time favorites such as cajun chicken wraps, this place has a lot to offer. If your friends

(or you) love burgers, Twin City Diner has the distinction of having two featured in Southern Living Magazine; the Gus burger (chili, cheese, slaw and brown mustard) and the BBCB Burger (blackened blue cheese and bacon). Next time you eat out, check out Twin City Diner; the many dishes and pies are worth the circuitous route.

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B2 Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Making his triumphant return across the pond since moving to England at the age of three, sophomore Greg Billington, a likely health and exercise science major and distance runner for the Deacs, took some time out from his treks to talk to the OGB .

By Lizzie Rosen | Senior writer On what he misses most from home: I got to grow up on a farm in a farmhouse in England so the area around there was really beautiful and nice. We had chickens growing up; it was fun. On what he likes most about America: I really like the people here. Coming to Wake Forest and meeting all the diverse people here has been really enjoyable for me. On how he decided on Wake Forest: I was looking for a school that had great academics and would allow me to run for a competitive program, as well as train for triathlons, and this school and the coaches were very excepting of my triathlon training. I was also able to come here because of the Carswell scholarship, which I am very grateful for; it lets me train a lot better and enjoy school. How he began running: My brother ran in high school and I followed in his footsteps. I also wanted to meet some nice kids in high school and it seemed like a good way to go about doing that. On his perfect day for a run: It would be drizzling slightly, not windy at all, maybe in the 50s or the 60s. On personal and team goals for the season: For track last spring we did not perform as well as the team had planned or wanted to, and this year we have a lot of the distance guys coming back and racing well. Also a lot of our top sprinters last year like Michael Bingham and Brent LaRue were injured so I know that that will bring back a lot of the experience to the team which is really going to help us perform well at outdoor ACCs – which I know is the main focus of the upcoming track season, and getting people qualified for Regionals and having a strong representation at Nationals. On his rituals before a meet?: I have lucky racing socks which are bright yellow. And unfortunately I am running out of them right now so I don’t know what I will do when they wear out.

Simpson ties for first in the Nationwide Tour’s Chattanooga Classic Webb Simpson, a 2008 graduate of Wake Forest, competed in the Nationwide Tour’s Chattanooga Classic Oct. 16-19. He finished in a tie for first place at 24-under par with Arjun Atwal. The two then had a playoff on the 18th hole, where Atwal made birdie and won the title. Simpson has made six PGA Tour starts and six Nationwide Tour starts since his graduation from Wake in May. After his second place finish at the Chattanooga Classic, Simpson should move into the top 60, which would qualify him to compete in the Nationwide Tour Championship in three weeks.

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Men’s basketball team to sign autographs for fans

Fitzgerald named ACC men’s soccer co-player of the week

Members of the Wake Forest men’s basketball team will sign autographs for Deacon fans Oct. 26 at the Deacon shop in Hanes Mall. Free posters and schedule cards will be available at the event that runs from 2-4 p.m. Head Coach Dino Guadio, senior Harvey Hale and junior L.D. Williams will not be able to attend due to a commitment for ACC Operation Basketball. The Deacs will play their annual Black & Gold game Oct. 25 in Reynolds Gymnasium.

Junior goalie Akira Fitzgerald was named the ACC men’s soccer co-player of the week, sharing the honors with Maryland forward Casey Townsend. Fitzgerald recorded two shutouts this past week against UNC-Greensboro and Duke. He has the most shutouts in the ACC, now with nine this season. This also places Fitzgerald in a tie for second with most shutouts in a single season at Wake Forest. Fitzgerald will lead the Deacons in goal against Boston College in the team’s last home game at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.

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No. 1 Deacs play Duke to a tie, still undefeated By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor

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For the first time all season it was not just another week with two more wins for the Deacons’ men’s soccer team. Their perfect record was blemished when the 6-5-1 Duke Blue Devils came to Spry Stadium Oct. 18 and played the Deacons to a scoreless tie. The tie did not deter the Deacs as they rebounded to beat Davidson 3-0 on Oct. 21. Junior Austin da Luz said the ACC rival Duke Blue Devils, who entered the game 2-2-1 in the league, would be tough and they were. But, that doesn’t mean that the Deacons didn’t have their opportunities to win. Wake Forest out shot Duke 14-10, but both teams managed four shots on goal. The Deacons had six corner kicks, compared to three for the Blue Devils. The Deacons came out firing early with one of their best chances to score in the eighth minute. Sophomore Corben Bone fired a ball off the crossbar and rebounded away. Duke goalkeeper Brendan Fitzgerald made two other stops early in the contest. In the 54th minute Bone played the ball to senior Marcus Tracy who found himself one-onone with the Duke keeper, but he was Schilawski unable to convert firing just wide of the right post. Junior Zack Schilawski had a chance to find the back of the net and score a win for the Deacs in the first overtime. His shot from three yards out was saved by Duke’s keeper. Many thought Wake Forest had prevailed in the second overtime when sophomore Ike Opara netted a header, but he was ruled offside and thus the game remained tied. The Blue Devils did not go quietly. They had three quality scoring chances

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Junior Austin da Luz heads the ball in a home game against UNC-Greensboro on Oct. 14. Da Luz has 14 points this season, with three goals and eight assists. Next, the Deacs will host Boston College Oct. 25 for senior night. in the last two minutes of the second overtime. Junior Akira Fitzgerald made several big saves to help the Deacs keep the score tied. Fitzgerald made one stop that forced a corner kick. Off the corner kick, Pavelid Castaneda’s shot went just high as time expired. Bone led the Deacs with a career high six shots, while junior Cody Arnoux added three shots. Fitzgerald made four saves for Wake Forest en route to recording the shut out. The shutout marked the first time in 24 games that the Deacons had failed to find the back of the net. The last team to shutout Wake Forest was Boston College on Oct. 27, 2007.

Intramural Championships

Head Coach Jay Vidovich admitted being disappointed, but he said his team would learn from the tie. If the game Oct. 21 was any indication, they did. Behind two goals from Anroux and another from Schilawski the Deacs overwhelmed the Davidson Wildcats 3-0 in front of a school-record crowd at 1992 Team Field. The Deacs out shot the Wildcats 25-9 with 13 of the 25 being on shots on the Wildcat goal. The shutout was Fitzgerald’s 10th, which is second most shut outs in school history for a season. Last season Brian Edwards recorded 13. The Deacons got on the board with 20:42 left in the first half. Senior midfielder Sam Cronin played a pass to

Arnoux on the left side of the 18-yard box. Arnoux’s fired a shot that hit off the right post and ricocheted into the left side of the net. Just 36 seconds later Arnoux scored to make it 2-0 with his team-leading 11th goal of the season. Senior Jamie Franks played a pass to the top of the 18-yard box, and Arnoux fired a shot that found the back of the net. Wake Forest added its third goal of the game with 42:25 left in the game. Senior Michael Lahoud played a pass to Schilawski, who sent a shot from inside the 18-yard box into the right side of the net. Wake Forest now leads the all-time series with Davidson 22-4-1 and the Deacs have won the last 11 meetings.

For the Amateur

The victory and tie extends Wake Forest’s unbeaten streak against nonconference opponents to 38 games. The Deacs are 10-0 against non-ACC foes in 2008. Fitzgerald was named ACC Men’s Soccer Co-Player of the Week along with Maryland forward Casey Townsend. Fitzgerald tied a career high with five saves in a 6-0 win over UNC-Greensboro along with his four saves to keep the game with the Blue Devils scoreless. Fitzgerald ranks second in the ACC with a goals against average of 0.43. Davidson was the Deacons’ final nonconference opponent of the year. Wake Forest will host Boston College Oct. 25 at Spry Stadium. Wake Forest will honor the 2008 senior class in a pregame ceremony.

By Brett Noble | Staff writer

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For the first time in the history of Wake Forest Intramural sports, championship games for flag football were held away from the old Watertower Field. This year, BB&T Stadium – yes, that’s where the varsity Demon Deacons play – hosted some of the most intense and exciting flag football championship games ever. The aura about the entire night was serious. Rather than eating a meal in the Pit, walking from the dorms of Kitchin or Taylor and standing on the grass, the entire pre-game performance changed, which added a professionalism not there in years past. Teams had to drive the stadium, walk through the prestigious gates of BB&T Stadium, and there they were, standing under the bright lights with their team’s name shining bright on the huge scoreboard. There was a new excitement that was previously never associated with what is merely an intramural championship game. Sitting outside in the parking lot, I got to talking with a father and son who were visiting Wake Forest as potential applicants. They had seen the lights on at the stadium from their hotel, and decided to check it out. To their amazement, they learned that regular students (you, the amateur!) get to play on the very field that showed its brilliance to the national stage this year when we beat Clemson on ESPN. They found it amazing that such a powerful athletic school could offer such gracious amenities to the average student, and looking back on it, this is going to be one experience never forgotten by the participants. In the showcase game of the night, Sigma Chi took on Kappa Sigma in front of the largest crowd ever to watch an intramural game. The stands were divided between fans, but there were easily over 100 people – some parents included – in attendance to catch the final game of the flag football season. The game started slowly with both teams feeling the pressures of playing under the lights and for significant points in the Frat Cup. Kappa Sigma failed on its first drive, airing out a long fourth down pass by quarterback senior Justin Dominiczak to a wide open senior Bobby Hoekstra, who could not come up with the touchdown. The same happened with Sigma Chi, as each offense struggled to figure out the opposing defense.

Photo Courtesy of Campus Recreation

The co-rec intramural flag football champions, the Catholic Community, poses for a photo after winning their game. This year, the flag football championship games were held at BB&T Field for the first time. Sigma Chi struck first on a deep ball to senior Brian Bressler, but it failed to convert the extra point. With less than four minutes remaining in the half, Kappa Sigma countered with its own lengthy touchdown drive, but it too could not convert the extra point. The game went all the way down to the wire, as each team scored another extra-pointless touchdown to knot the score at 12-12. Each team played tremendous defense throughout and overtime brought on quite possibly the greatest finish to any game of the entire season. On its first attempt in overtime (remember,

overtime rules are nearly identical to NCAA rules), Kappa Sigma scored on the first play from the 10 yard line. It failed again to complete the extra point attempt, and many fans thought that it would be the difference maker in the overtime period. Sigma Chi then took its turn at the endzone, but after a couple failed downs, it threw an interception in the endzone to give Kappa Sigma its first flag football championship in several years. Fans erupted in the stands, singing “Walking in a Kappa Sigma Land” and hurdling over the stands to rush the field. General elation ensued as players, fans and

intramural staff all rejoiced in the newfound appreciation for hosting tremendously successful games at the all-accommodating BB&T Stadium. Flag Football Championship Teams: Men’s A – Kappa Sigma Men’s B – CBFC Co-rec – Catholic Comm Women’s – Chi Omega GF Men – Redeem Team GF CoRec – Natalie Flag Football Official of the Week: Will Cox

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Old Gold & Black Sports

Men’s tennis goes 12-7 in singles play at ITA By Alex Botoman | Staff writer

Senior Cory Parr reached the finals of the singles draw, spearheading a good effort by the men’s tennis team at the ITA Mideast Regional Championships, held in Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 16-20. The Deacons went a combined 12-7 in singles play and 2-3 in doubles. Parr, who is ranked No. 24 in the country, was the No. 2 seed in the singles draw, and he played up to his seeding, advancing to the finals before falling to the top seed, Dom Inglot of Virginia. In his first match against Virginia Tech’s Luka Somen, Parr started out shakily, dropping the first set, but he quickly rallied to shut out Somen the rest of the match, winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-0.

His next opponent, David Holland of Duke, failed to win a game, as Parr easily cruised to the next round, 6-0, 6-0. In the Round of 16, he faced No. 79 Ivan Salec of Radford. Once again Parr advanced with little resistance, winning 6-2, 6-3. His quarterfinal opponent was another Virginia Tech player, Pedro Graber. Parr took a close first set, and then he ran away with the second set, winning 6-4, 6-1. In the semifinals, Parr came up against No. 75 Houston Barrick of Virginia and easily defeated him, 6-2, 6-3. However, Parr’s run ended in the finals against Inglot, another Cavalier. Inglot dominated the first set and won it easily. Parr put up more of a fight in the second, but it wasn’t enough, and he fell 6-1, 6-4.

“Inglot is a great player who plays a huge game indoors,” Parr said. “He was serving really well, making it almost impossible to break him.” Parr partnered with junior Steve Forman to make up the top-seeded doubles team in the draw. The tandem, who are ranked No. 2 in the country, easily dispatched teams from Duke and N.C. State in their first two matches. However, they were upset in the quarterfinals, losing 8-9, to the No. 33-ranked team of Barrick and Sanam Singh from Virginia. Barrick and Singh went on to win the doubles championship. “During that match we had two match points,” Parr said. “I just think we have been unlucky in not taking advantage of some opportunities we have had.”

Six other Deacons also took part in the tournament. Forman, ranked No. 38 in the country, was the No. 4 seed in the singles draw. He won his first match, 6-3, 6-4, against Miguel Muguruza of Georgia Tech, but he was upset in the next round by No. 119 Maciek Sykut of Florida State, 6-3, 6-4. Junior Andrew Brasseaux won a threesetter against Richard Wardell of William & Mary, but he fell in his next match to Aleksandr Seleznev of Old Dominion. Sophomore Jon Wolff won two matches in the qualifying draw to make it into the main draw. In his first match in the main draw against FSU’s Chris Cloer, he fell behind 1-3, but he regrouped to win the next eight games, finishing off 6-3, 6-4.

However, in the next round he fell to Virginia’s Lee Singer in a very tight match, 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-7(5). Freshman David Hopkins also qualified for the main draw, and he won his first round in three sets before losing to Kiril Dimitrov of Duke. Junior Jason Morgenstern lost his first match to Duke’s Jared Pinsky. By virtue of making it to the singles final, Parr qualified for the ITA National Indoor Championships, held in Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 6-9. “Reaching the National Indoors for singles is an honor,” Parr said. “It is by far the hardest tournament in college tennis to get into. Steve and I have our fingers crossed and hopefully will get in (to the doubles draw). With our ranking, however, there are no guarantees.”

Volleyball drops two ACC games Cross country competes at Penn State

By Tori Stewart | Staff Writer

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Wake volleyball continued its road slump losing to both Virginia and Virginia Tech. Wake traveled to Virginia Tech on Oct. 17 where it lost three sets to one. Two days later it took on the Cavaliers, losing once again three sets to one. Virginia Tech went into the match leading the ACC and with a significant home court advantage: it have not lost to Wake at home since 1980. The first set remained close with both teams trading points, but the Deacons led 16-14 after several Virginia Tech attack errors. The Hokies did not let the lead grow, eventually tying the score up at 19 and then taking a 20-24 lead. Kills from the Deacon freshmen Kadija Fornah and Cambrey Oehler were not enough as a blocking error allowed Virginia Tech to sneak away with the set 25-23. Wake took an early two point lead in the second set. The Deacons stayed up two until a series of blocks pushed them ahead further. First it was Fornah and then sophomore Lauren McIntyre scoring off the Hokie attack. After teaming up with senior Ashley Homitz, McIntyre scored again via block. The back-to-back blocks initiated a 7-0 run by the Demon Deacons to put them up 21-12. Wake did not look back. A kill from Homitz and then two from sophomore Kristen White finished the set. The Deacons won 25-15. The third set began close. Just as the Hokies began to pull away, Wake came back to tie it 13-13. Virginia Tech was again able to push the lead to four. Although, the Deacons stayed close the Mullikin Hokies proved too much. Virginia Tech took the third set 25-21. Graduate student Natalie Mullikin launched the Deacons into the fourth set. She had three kills and a block assist which helped put the Deacons up 7-1. The Hokies stormed back scoring six unanswered points and tying the score at 10. Virginia Tech then pushed out to a three-point lead that the Deacons could not cut. The Hokies took the set 25-19 and with it the match. Mullikin had 17 kills, a match high. Sophomore Kelsey Jones’s 44 assists and 13 digs were good for a double-double that is her 11th of the season. Wake Forest continued their road trip with a game against Virginia Oct. 19. The Cavaliers were 3-5 in the ACC going into the match. White, McIntyre and Mullikin started out the first set with kills. The Wake onslaught continued and the Deacons lead by as much as 12. They went on to win 25-14. Virginia woke up in the second set. The score

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Sophomore outside hitter Kristen White serves the ball during a home game. White is currently second on the team with kills this season with 196. remained close until a 4-0 run by put them up 17-14. Wake cut the lead to one but Virginia again scored several unanswered points. The Cavilers won the set 25-21. The third again started close and the Cavaliers again pulled away. The score was tied at eight began a 10-4 run that gave them a commanding 18-12 lead. It was enough to hold off the Deacons who lost the set 15-16. Wake started the fourth set leading 5-0 thanks in part to a block and pair of kills by Mullikin.

Virginia was unfazed. Slowly cutting into Wake’s lead, they tied the score at 20. The teams then went back and forth eventually coming to another tie at 25. But block and a kill for Virginia ended the set 27-25. Wake Forest has now lost to Virginia four straight times. Its also the eight time in the last nine games that the Cavaliers have beaten Wake. Wake Forest is now 4-5 in conference play. The Deacons play again on Oct. 24 against Boston College and then again on Oct. 25 against Maryland. Both matches will be played at home.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams returned to action Oct. 17 at the Penn State National Invitational in University Park, Pa. The girls ran to a successful third place finish, led by junior stand-out Allie Kieffer, who covered the six-kilometer course with a time of 20:51. She placed seventh overall. Right on Kieffer’s heels, finishing at 21:05, was freshman Anna Nosenko. Marley Burns ran 21:15, finishing third for the Deacons and 26th overall, and close behind was another Nosenko, Dina, who finished in 38th with a time of 21:28. Rounding out the scoring for the Deacons was Merry Placer with a time of 21:51, giving Wake five runners in the top 50. Although the girls finished third out of 28 teams, Coach Annie Bennet says the team has work to do heading into the ACC Championships in Chapel Hill on Nov. 1. “The women ran okay,” Bennett said. “We did not run as well as we did in Oregon. We were a little tired, but we also tried a new plan, and for some of the team they went out too hard.” The nationally-ranked women’s squad also secured a first-place ranking in the Southeast Regional of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division 1 poll. “I know myself and some of my teammates believe we can do better at ACCs, and we’re really looking forward for another opportunity to move up in the national rankings,” Kieffer said. Bennet likes the mindset of the team thus far, saying the women “need to continue with their expectations” heading into the most important stretch of the season. “Right now we’re just taking it one step at a time,” Kieffer said. “So currently we’re focusing on ACCs.” Although the team’s ultimate goal is nationals, she says the team needs to “keep everything in perspective and not get ahead of ourselves.” Unfortunately, the men were not as successful. “The men had a no win situation at the start of the race,” Bennett said. “Two men got sick 10 minutes prior to the start of the race, so we pulled them out and only could race five guys. That made it very hard for the men to succeed.” Freshman Tom Morrison led the Deacons with a 104th place finish and a time of 27:04 over the 8.4k course. Following him was freshman Ben Morrow, as well as seniors Nicholas Lepley and Zach Hines and freshman Matt King. Between now and the end of the season, Bennett says “the men need to learn what D-1 running is all about, so they can raise their level of expectation” heading into the conference championships. The illness plaguing the team this past weekend will not have a permanent effect on the team, and Bennett is sure that “the men will all be ready to go at the conference meet.”

No. 16 Deacs shut out by strong Seminole squad By Gary Pasqualicchio | Staff Writer

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The 16th-ranked Wake Forest women’s soccer team fell on the road on Oct. 16 to the No. 8 Seminoles of Florida State by a score of 5-0. The loss was only the second time Wake Forest has been shut out on the season, and the five Seminole goals were the most allowed by the Lady Deacs all year. The Lady Deacons and Seminoles were locked in a 0-0 battle with neither team clearly dominating play for the first half hour of play. Florida State then sent the Tallahassee crowd into a frenzy with 13:10 left in the half when Becky Edwards found Toni Pressley eight yards out for a header that snuck just

inside the left post to give the Seminoles their first goal of the afternoon. The Deacs fought back with two good opportunities off corner kicks in the final 10 minutes of the half but were unable to capitalize on either. Perhaps the best chance for the Deacons on the day came off of one of those corner kicks when freshman Eleanor Davidson’s potential game-tying shot flew just high of the net. Despite only trailing by one at the half, things got ugly fast for the Lady Deacs. In the 57th minute Sanna Talonen headed another goal past junior keeper Laura Morse to double the Seminole lead to 2-0. Head Coach Tony da Luz inserted sophomore Amanda Barasha, who has been battling injuries this season, in goal for the Deacons. After recording an assist on the first goal, Florida State’s Edwards

would score one of her own in the 75th minute to put the game out of reach. Barasha came out of the net to corral a save, but Edwards would poke the loose ball in the net to make the game 3-0. Two late goals from Marissa Kazbour would be the final scores of the afternoon and make up the final tallies of the 5-0 shutout. “That was a game where nothing went right,” da Luz said. He firmly thinks his team is capable, talented and mature enough to play better against strong opponents but feels they need to get more resilient when the going gets tough. “We played decent in the first half, but in general we need to work on fighting back and taking the game to these tough ranked teams,” he said. Despite the 5-0 loss to the Seminoles, Wake Forest still holds the all-time series

record at 8-7-3. In the contest, senior Amy Smerdzinski played in her 79th game for the Deacs, four shy of fifth all-time in school history and eight off the record, held by Ann Shropshire. If Smerdzinski plays the rest of the Lady Deacs’ contests this year, there is a good chance she can challenge Shropshire for first all-time. For the team’s next game, home on Oct. 23 against the N.C. State Wolfpack, da Luz plans on making some changes. He wants to try and shake things up for the Lady Deacs, who have lost four of their last five games after an 8-1 start to the season. “We are going to move (junior) Sarah Winslow from the front to the back to try and get more attack back there,” da Luz said. “Also, the forwards did not perform well against Florida State so we will be looking to improve there as well.”

Da Luz still believes the team’s longterm goals are well within reach, hoping that the team will win its final four conference games to finish in the top four of the standings. He believes there is a good opportunity for the team to do just that and is excited about their chances in the upcoming ACC Tournament. Although glancing slightly ahead, da Luz is firmly focused on the upcoming ACC competition against the Wolfpack. He indicated that despite N.C. State’s 0-6 record in conference play that his team is not taking anyone lightly. “I like our effort in practice this week. A lot of players are fighting for their jobs and have really turned it up,” he said. The Deacs hold the all-time series against N.C. State 10-5-1 including a 4-2 win in Raleigh last year.

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Offensively, the Deacs just couldn’t seem to do anything right. Whenever a drive would get going, it would eventually sputter due to dropped passes, a player being out of bounds when he caught the football, or pressure from the Maryland front seven forcing red shirt junior quarterback Riley Skinner out of the pocket or resulting in a sack. One key drive early summed up the Wake Forest struggles perfectly. In the red zone after a fumble recovery by the defense, the Deacs had drops on both second and third down, resulting in a field goal try. The kick was missed by red sophomore Shane Popham, kicking again due to the injury by Sam Swank, and the Deacs came away with no points. “We were in position to make plays, we just didn’t make them,” fifth-year senior cornerback Alphonso Smith said. “We were outplayed. We came up here levelheaded and knew what kind of fight we were going to be in, but it was just one of those days.” This year, “one of those days” has happened twice now after big wins. The Deacs went down to Tallahassee and won against what is turning out to be a pretty formidable Florida State team, but the next week, problems in execution and mistakes (read: turnovers) caused the Deacons to lose a game they shouldn’t have to Navy. After another bye week, the Deacs beat a gifted but lost Clemson team on Oct. 9, securing a place as a force in the ACC’s Atlantic division. They then turned around and were beat soundly on both sides of the ball as well as special teams by a hungry and physical Maryland team in College Park. The Deacs are missing a critical component of their style of football: consistency. They are looking to reclaim that with six games left and the Atlantic division wide open. “We’ve got a good group of guys,” Grobe said. “They don’t want to play poorly, they want to win. As much as anything, the message to the team was we didn’t play very well. What disappoints me is we’ve come off some

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The Deacon defense pursues a Clemson ball carrier in the Oct. 9 national television showdown. Next up for the Deacs is a trip to Miami Oct. 25. emotional wins and played poorly. I think we need to get off that roller coaster. When we play bad, we usually bounce back, but we’re going to have to play a lot better.” Last year, Wake Forest found itself in a very similar situation. At the halfway point and beyond, the Deacs were on that roller coaster. After losing their first two games to BC and Nebraska, the Demon Deacons rattled off four big wins in a row before losing a heartbreaker to Virginia. They then went down to Death Valley and got hammered by Clemson. “That Clemson game last year, we got manhandled on all three phases of the game,” fifth-year senior safety

Chip Vaughn said. “They beat us up pretty bad. This is the same thing as what happened on Saturday. I have this same feeling in my stomach.” “That loss did change us as a defense and as a team. We knew we couldn’t come out there and expect to win. We had to earn a win every week. Right now, we’re at a crossroads. We need to man up and decide what type of team we can be. It could go either way — we could be a great team, or an average team.” Wake Forest is in a four-way tie atop the Atlantic division right now and although it looks like the sky is falling, the remarkable thing is that the Demon Deacons are still 4-2 on the year, and 2-1 in conference with a shot

to go to the ACC Championship. They absolutely must get off the ride they are on and go back to being a consistent football team, whether through blocking on the offensive line, pressure by the front seven, catching the football by the receivers, or the secondary making the stop on third downs. “I hate roller coasters,” Smith said. “We have Miami next week, who is just as explosive as Maryland. We have to be ready.” The Deacs play the Miami Hurricanes, who are coming off a big win against Duke last week Oct. 18 at Dolphin Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for noon and the game will be televised on ESPNU.

Trailing 21-6 at half, Manning shook off the label of a guy who couldn’t “win the big one” and stepped out of Brady’s shadow, rallying his team with four second-half touchdowns to spark a 38-34 Colts win. He would go on to win his own Super Bowl the following game against the Chicago Bears, who never stood a chance. Their on-field success has been comparable, but what makes these two quarterbacks most different is their off-the-field demeanors. Brady is an untouchable celebrity, dating supermodels and actresses, while Manning is that guy who married his college sweetheart and who you would picture hanging out with over a beer. Manning is a jokester, seen on SNL and in various commercials, while Brady is all business, appearing in GQ and every tabloid you could name. There are so many wrinkles and dimensions to this rivalry that every time the two quarterbacks’ teams play each other, the whole nation pays close attention. However, all that was lost this season when Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard hit Brady’s knee with his helmet Sept. 7, tearing the ACL and MCL and effectively ending “Tom Terrific’s” year. However, odd it may be, the injury to his arch-enemies has appeared to have an impact on Manning, is coming off of two knee surgeries of his own and has a 80.0 quarterback rating, his lowest since his rookie season in 1998. Manning has led the Colts to a mediocore 3-3 record thus far, good enough for a second place tie in the division they have dominated in recent years. The Colts and Patriots may yet again face-off in the playoffs this season – they will meet in the regular season in Week 9 – but it just wouldn’t be the same. In fact, with Brady’s injury considered by some to be career-threatening, and the fact that each of these legends are into their 30s, it may never be the same again. So enjoy what you have witnessed over the last six-odd years. Cherish the memories, the great moments, the Super Bowls and the drama, because the greatest individual rivalry in NFL history may be gone forever. And if this is indeed the case, what a rivalry it was.


Saturday, October 25th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carswell Hall Auditorium A symposium on the Harm and Speech of Pornography Free and open to all 18 years and older Free lunch Pre-registeration appreciated

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Dressing up so easy it’s frightening By Hannah Werthan Asst. opinion editor Halloween is just around the corner and picking out a costume can be tricky. Now that we’re in college, some of us may be asking, “Why do we even have to dress up?” While I can’t exactly tell you the answer to that, I will say that, whether you are headed over to Franklin Street or one of the frat parties here, you are going to want to be wearing a costume. I had the pleasure of re-watching a true classic recently: Napoleon Dynamite. I realized that they have some of the best costumes ever. A cute idea for those couple out there (all five of them here at the university) is for the guy to be Napoleon and the girl to be Deb. This requires very little additional spending, as long as you have a couple of staples in your wardrobes. Napoleon requires a dorky shirt – perhaps the one you got for being a Mathlete back in the day – and the dorkiest pair of pants you own. He needs big glasses (these can be found for very cheap) and, preferably, a big curly wig. Bonus points if you don’t even need the wig. For an added touch, you can carry around a

notebook filled with beautiful liger drawings. Deb is an even easier character. Her style is pretty much ‘80s and the key look to channel is tacky prom. Her staple is the high side ponytail. Be sure to carry around a camera for “glamour shots.” For all you singles out there, don’t fret. My tried and true idea for an easy, fun costume is to be an athlete. Most of us have sports paraphernalia, even if it is only of the Demon Deacon variety. Use black eyeliner (or Sharpie, if you dare – I don’t recommend that) to draw war paint on your face. Girls, put ribbons in your hair. If you want more of the cheerleader look, we all have those pom-poms they hand out at football games stashed somewhere in our closets. Another costume requiring little preparation – and I’m sorry to pick on the girl – is to be Jamie Lynn Spears. Wear pigtails and have either a fake baby or stuff a pillow under your shirt. If you have a Louisiana State University sweatshirt, that would be helpful, although any type of sweats wear is suitable. If you have a boyfriend, he can be Jamie’s boyfriend and baby daddy Casey, which only re-

quires a polo shirt and a creepy look on his face. Also, being her big sister Britney never gets old, although who knows what she looks like these days? I would just go for the white trash look because it is more fun. You could even be retro Britney and emulate her “(Hit Me Baby) One More Time” video. No one will ever forget her innocent pigtails couple with her tied-up, button-down shirt and very short schoolgirl skirt – for better or for worse. If you don’t want to be the only one with a costume of a certain theme, group costumes are the answer. Guys can be the main characters from Grease. This is perfect for guys who aren’t really into dressing up. All they have to do is wear their high school letter jackets and grease their hair. Just don’t expect too much attention from the ladies with that look. Or maybe that’s just me. For girls, there are so many fun options. If you all happen to still have your prom dresses, and they are the elaborate type, add tiaras (I know I already have one stashed away somewhere), and you’re princesses. Of course, this is probably not a good idea if you

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plan on going to the frat parties all night long. Since Halloween is on a Friday night this year, this is more likely to be the case. Go as the Pussycat Dolls – there are five of them total, so each of your friends can get in on the scantily-clad fun. All you have to do is dig through all your closets and find similar clubbing/going-out clothes amongst yourselves. Big earrings are a must, as is substantial jewel-toned makeup. Now, all of a sudden, you all have now become the next Spice Girls. Looking back, doesn’t it seem weird that you and your friends all dressed up as them way back in fifth grade? Hopefully you weren’t as provocative. Anyway, make sure you all have something that’s the same among all of you. Go to the dollar section of Target and get matching rings or belts or something. While the costume is important – it’s going to show up in your Facebook pictures for years to come – it’s definitely more important to have a good time. So, pick a costume you like and have fun. Just don’t have too much fun of course.

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American classic takes the MainStage

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The university’s theatre department presents the timely family drama, All My Sons, starring senior Drew Grindrod, sophomore Morgan Maloney and Mark Pirolo. By Samantha Hoback | Contributing writer As Broadway prepares for the return of Arthur Miller’s famous play, the university’s theatre department, in collaboration with the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, will showcase All My Sons this month. Coincidence or serendipity? Featuring an age-appropriate cast consisting of students and members of the community, All My Sons is the story of a World War II scandal involving the Deever and Keller families. After faulty parts from Joe Keller and George Deever’s machine shop turn out to be fatal for the military, one man is sent to prison while the other escapes punishment. “I particularly love All My Sons because it tells how a scandalous secret explodes the family relationships into something completely different and unexpected,” freshman John Aguilar, who is playing Frank Lubey, said. He will be joined by senior Dan Applegate as George Deever, sophomore Morgan Maloney as Ann Deever, senior Drew Grindrod as Chris Keller, and sophomore Kelsey Girard as Lydia Lubey.

The student cast will also share the stage with two actors from the community: Carol Midura, who will play Kate Keller, and Mark Pirolo, who will play Joe Keller. “My favorite part about the play is the relationships we as actors have to build to create this family,” Pirolo said. “To show the everyday hurts and affections, joys and annoyances along with the greater operatic issues.” The rare combination of experienced actors, faculty and students allows for a unique theatre experience. According to the play’s director, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing Sharon Andrews, one of the intended outcomes of the collaboration with the Little Theatre of WinstonSalem is that the play will combine audiences — the university audience will become more aware of the Little Theatre and vice versa. Based on a true story, All My Sons explores themes such as the individual versus society, the responsibility of the individual to the larger world, the cancerous effects of guilty secrets and the relationships between fathers and sons. “The play has incredible relevance to our lives right now,” Pirolo said.

“The issues of personal responsibility are things we are struggling with as a nation.” With the upcoming presidential elections, the play will allow audiences to reflect on current events while they enjoy a story about love, loss and loyalty. “The play is very emotional, but it also has humor. It is a very satisfying play,” Andrews said. Andrews encourages students to come to the play to see the work of one of the most important American playwrights and to take advantage of the quality of theater on campus. “Theater dates are also a good idea,” Andrews said. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, Nov. 1 and Nov. 5-8 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the MainStage Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Seating is reserved, and group rates are available. Following the performance on Nov. 6, the audience is invited to stay after the show for a conversation with the actors, director and a “surprise guest” about the issues that All My Sons explores.

What the Critics are Saying | All My Sons All My Sons recently reopened on Broadway, showing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The revival starts John Lithgow, Dianne West, Patrick Wilson and Katie Holmes. “While Ann is supposed to arrive at the Keller household with high hopes and good intentions, Ms. (Katie) Holmes delivers most of her lines with meaningful asperity, italicizing every word.” -Ben Brantley, The New York Times “The curiosity about the Broadway revival of All My Sons has been boosted by Katie Holmes (who holds her own), but it’s John Lithgow and Dianne West who command your attention in this striking new production.” -Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News “This isn’t your father’s All My Sons.” -Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

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

Having sex at home proves difficult Jay Lowrey

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Buttercup was the family cow in the book “Little Women.”

Grey’s Anatomy favorite, Snow Patrol, releases its latest album, A Hundred Million Suns, on Oct. 28. The popular UK group follows up the seven-times platinum Eyes Open that sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. A Hundred Million Suns, which received three stars from Rolling Stone magazine, features the single “Take Back the City” and songs about space travel. Snow Patrol tries to distance itself from so-called Coldplay pop. The album also features a 16-minute track. Sit back and enjoy.

Top 10 Chick Lit Books While you may not read these books for your English divisional, take a break from the classics with some light literary fun. Some you may recognize from the movies, but others are new finds. 1. Bridget Jones’s Diary 2. Rachel’s Holiday 3. Confessions of a Shopaholic 4. In Her Shoes 5. Welcome to Temptation 6. High Fidelity 7. The Devil Wears Prada 8. The Nanny Diaries 9. Thirtynothing 10. Sex and the City

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Being at home for fall break made me remember many things I missed about being there like my gigantic queen-sized bed and my dog named Phillip. But, there was one thing I did not miss about home – trying to have sex on break. Let’s face it, you can never control when the urge for sex strikes you. Nine months out of the year the urge pops up when you are safe at school with the all the freedom and ability to hook up as much as your hormonal heart desires. During the other three months of the year, however, things can get pretty tricky. My parents are not huge fans of the whole gay thing, so that is a part of my life I would really rather not dis-

cuss with them. As you can imagine, this lack of information can make for some pretty awkward moments between me and my parents. Whenever a hook up is pending, I usually tell my parents that I am going out to “visit a friend” and usually this reasoning works just fine. I run into problems when my parents (out of either boredom or suspicion) decide to ask me countless questions such as “What is this person’s name?”, “Where do they go to school?”, “What are you going to do?” and “When will you be back?” Now in my mind parents do not have a reason or a right to ask their college-aged child any of these questions. In my imagination I have a pair of liberal hippy parents who don’t ask too many questions and realize that “don’t ask, don’t tell” is probably a great way to avoid both awkward moments or dishonesty. I am not sure whether these model parents actually exist but I certainly wish they did, and I wish my parents were a whole lot more like them. So, what about all this sex during break? Is there any fun to be had at home or should sexual contact be strictly

controlled until you are back in the bosom of the university? Personally, I have had some of the best sand worst sex of my life on school breaks. If you feel the urge and want to go for it, chances are that there will be some other person out there looking for the same thing as you. Remember, every kid you ever knew from high school is probably back from their respective colleges for a break and itching to regain some of the freedom they had back at school. So, you’ve found an appropriate partner, then what? Well, one of the biggest problems of having sex while you are at home is finding a place to do it. Sure, there are parks and parking lots, but these are often sketchy, poorly lit and unsafe and should be avoided if at all possible. Try to figure out a time when one of your houses is free and just go at it then. Remember, if your only option is a location that would probably lead to you breaking the law, the sex probably isn’t worth it. Harvard Law School doesn’t think too highly of prospective candidates

who have public indecency records. One final note: don’t forget the condoms. I know it can be embarrassing to buy a box of Trojans from your childhood drug store, but please work up the nerve and save your self a lot of problems later on. After all, there is no such thing as a magical bowl of condoms at Student Health in the real word, so this is good practice. This December when you are at home bored and feeling the urge I hope you will remember this column and the advice I have given. Sometimes being at home can be a drag, but with these tips you are well on your way to adding a little spice to your eggnog this winter and every break beyond.

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

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Movie Review | Body of Lies

Hollywood stars fizzle in political thriller By Eleanor Smith | Contributing writer

Check back each week to see what events Student Union is hosting at the university. Pumpkin Carving Short Course Wednesday, Oct. 29 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Benson Patio O.A.R. Concert Wednesday, Nov. 12 Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Wait Chapel Tickets are available at www.wfu. Student tickets are $15.

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Although many people are deathly afraid of these arachnids, this festive drink will get you ready for the upcoming Halloween shenanigans. 1.5 oz. vodka .75 oz. peppermint liquer Tonic water Ice Mint sprig Add ice to a Collins glass (or any other glass). Then pour the vodka, followed by the peppermint liqueur. Top off the drink with tonic water and stir. Finally add the mint sprig as garnish.

In his latest film, Body of Lies, director Ridley Scott provides an intriguing plot, skeptical of the seemingly endless war on terrorism. Based on the novel by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, the film explores the war on terror as CIA operative Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) uncovers a terrorist operation in Jordan. But is Scott’s film a new kind of war thriller, or are the scenes of people swearing into cell phones too reminiscent of Syriana? The confusing characterization in the movie is accentuated by DiCaprio’s puppet master, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe). A portly, Southern politician, Crowe orchestrates the war through DiCaprio while he himself sits on the luscious sidelines. DiCaprio himself plays his usual tough-guy routine as seen in The Departed. No longer on the streets of Boston, DiCaprio fights through the Middle East Body of Lies while affecting a curiStarring | Leonardo DiCaprio and ous Southern Russell Crowe accent. Director | Ridley Scott But don’t Who’s it for? | Fans of political let DiCaprio’s and war thrillers North Carolina roots Running Time | 2 hr. 8 min. or Southern Rating | (out of 5) twang fool you. His crafty CIA character is a fluent Arabic speaker whose grunt work on the ground has led him to sympathize with the Muslim world. Crowe’s distance makes him look more like an arrogant George Bush than a competent politician. Still, the movie raises the question, who is better suited to carry out this war: the naïve idealist or the arrogant sage? This full range of human behavior manipulates the viewers as Crowe’s and DiCaprio’s characters play a cat-and-mouse game to catch the targeted terrorists. When DiCaprio’s Jordanian contact, Hani (played by Mark Strong), comes to DiCaprio’s rescue, viewers question the American government’s loyalty and concern for its own men. The political connotations in Body of Lies harshly criticize the government’s involvement in the Middle East and its attitude toward the situation.

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Leonardo DiCaprio stars in another cat-and-mouse chase film, but Body of Lies falls flat despite its political timeliness. DiCaprio’s hands-on character seems the most in tune with the situation, yet his actions are engineered by ignorant politicians in Washington. Scott’s movie is also full of torturous action scenes. For those of you that may be squeamish when it comes to blood and guts, close your eyes as soon as you see terrorist Al-Saleem (Alon Aboutboul) raise that hammer; it doesn’t end well. Although the movie has some suspenseful action scenes, the overwhelming majority of the film was slow to develop. The movie was like unwrapping an onion; layer by layer the plot was slowly revealed. Unfortunately, the tedious unveiling of the storyline came to an anti-climatic ending. The film isn’t all seriousness, though. Scott attempts to balance the political tension with romance and comedy. But if you ask me, this unnecessary comic and romantic relief is almost more painful than the

torture scenes. Somehow, joking about the killing of innocent bystanders seems more sadistic than relieving. Although entertaining, Body of Lies lacked the originality of Scott’s past films, including the Oscarwinning Gladiator. The political interjections and action-packed drama made the movie seem like a less-than-ordinary version of Syriana. Scott’s A-list cast had the potential for a major hit. Unfortunately, his attempt to make a political statement created too much confusion in a potentially entertaining film. The neverending game of deceit and lies may explain the title, but it does not provide a cohesive or intelligent theme. Fully expecting an intellectually challenging film, I was disappointed by the dullness and predictability Body of Lies.

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Concert Review | Of Montreal

Indie-rock band puts on wacky, vibrant show By Shelby Bryant | Contributing writer

Kevin Barnes’ absurd theatrics are nothing new for seasoned Of Montreal fans. The front-man perfectly embodies the crazed, tortured artist persona, and he aims to translate that character to his live shows. Even when I saw the eclectic Athens, Ga., based group at the Langerado Music Festival in Florida this spring, their live performance was crazy. Each member sported elaborate costumes and makeup, and they even performed an epic 10 minute encore of the bizarre and angry track “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal.” If they were able to pull off one of the most enchanting stage performances I had ever seen in the middle of a Native American Reservation in the Everglades, then I was anxious and excited to see them in an actual concert hall. So when I heard that Of Montreal scheduled tour dates internationally for their new album, Skeletal Lamping, I immediately scooped up some tickets. While I was buying the tickets, I realized that there were assigned seats, an unheard of situation for Of Montreal shows; they are famously known for their incredibly club-like dance partyesque concerts. How were my friends and I supposed to get our groove on

if we were hopelessly stuck in seats? I was concerned. To get re-amped before the show, I read Barnes’ interview with Rolling Stone where he stated that the inspiration for this tour, “is very Michel Gondry, or the kid in Rushmore that puts on those productions.” The reason for the assigned seats all made sense. Kevin Barnes wants to emulate prep-boy pretentious Max Fischer. We were all in for an even more theatrical performance than we had ever imagined. Once we got to the venue, before the band even made their appearance, Barnes’ vision became more lucid. The venue, The Carolina Theater in Durham, resembled a Broadway playhouse, complete with balcony seats and private boxes. The heavy red velvet curtain that hung on the stage moved slightly while the band milled around behind it, anticipating opening night of the new tour. The curtain was raised and there were three raised platforms, two with drum sets and one with Dottie’s keyboard. Three humongous jumbotrons loomed above the stage, flashing bright, quicklymoving, and trippy images of ancient Egypt across them while whimsical paper maché creatures and extras danced across stage. From behind a white curtain came four goldenly clad

robots carrying a what appeared to be a Pharoh’s sedan chair. After much anticipation and a build up of noise from the band, Barnes popped out of the curtained chair to reveal a bright purple suit and a nearly neon pink mariachi hat, the first of his many stage costumes. The band opened with an upbeat new tune from Skeletal Lamping, but it was quickly followed with a fan favorite from The Sunlandic Twins, “And So Begins Our Alabee.” Quickly my concern about dancing was addressed by the fans; people were still infected with music and were flailing about in front of their seats. While the set list consisted mainly of new songs, my favorite being “For Our Elegant Caste,” old gems included “Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games,” “Gronlandic Edit,” “Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger,” “Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse” and “She’s A Rejector.” Subsequent costume changes of Barnes included a flamboyantly sparkly suit and even a centaur costume that required another person to fill out the rear. In the most bizarre and awkwardly morbid moment in the show, a noose appeared from behind a white curtain, and Barnes, decked out in a domestic pink bathrobe and fuzzy pink slippers, stood on a chair and secured a harness to his bath robe, pretending to hang

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Eclectic lead singer Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal performed in a centaur costume. himself. The oddest part about that incident was that it happened relatively nonchalantly in the middle of a song. Surprisingly, they encored in the same manner that they did at Langerado. People filtered into the aisle for the encore and finally a raging dance party ensued. As he was singing each song, he would sling shaving cream off of himself

until finally just a pair of tighty-whities and his naked body were revealed. After the explosion of energy in the encore ended, everyone in the crowd had a huge smile on his/her face and I could tell no one was disappointed in the craziness that they had just witnessed. Of Montreal’s show was a sight to be seen.

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Web site Review | Pitchfork Media

Pitchfork Media packs a powerful punch Political groups By Mikey Barton | Contributing writer

Pitchfork. It’s a name with a lot of clout in the music industry. Anyone who cares about music in the slightest has probably either heard of it or used it as a tool to add stuff to their personal playlist, and for good reason. Pitchfork Media has a proven track record in the music review business and has a stake in the summer concert market with its always critically-acclaimed Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. One could go on for days about its virtues and ability to find great music; the albums it gives a (rare) 9+ ratings to immediately become water-cooler talk and boost any band’s profile and standing. Had you heard of The Avalanches before Pitchfork gave Since I Left You a 9.5? It’s doubtful. But for every album that’s received positive press, there are several that have been dumped by the wayside.

The organization has a Simon Cowellesque profile in that it is as much known for scouting excellent music as it is for scathing repudiations of what it considers poor. Weezer fans may recall a crude review of the band’s third album Make Believe by Rob Mitchum in 2005 discussing how the CD could have potentially ruined all that is present day Weezer. The album, arguably Weezer’s poorest, received a 0.4 out of 10 – though respected reviewers Rolling Stone and Q Magazine gave it four out of five stars. Other than Weezer’s debut album, Pitchfork has consistently been on the negative side of public opinion, giving poor reviews to many of the band’s albums. This summer’s Red Album scored below 5 despite a popular line-up of singles. A large number of popular artists – from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Yung Joc – have seen albums get panned by Pitchfork. My personal music taste is quite varied, and I’ve had favorite albums of mine score from

0 to the high 9s; the score is unimportant, as far as my ears are concerned. The important thing to keep in mind is that music is a very personal experience and thus can’t be totally determined by media outlets. So, to sum, a list of dos and don’ts when it comes to Pitchfork. Do: Browse their highest scored albums in search of something to impress people who look at your iTunes, read the reviews when new albums come out, keep an open mind when it comes to its criticisms (understanding them and agreeing with them are two different things), go to Pitchfork if you have the time – its line-ups pretty much always rock faces off. Don’t: throw out artists and albums purely based on the reviews, cry when you find out your favorite album got a 2.1 and it claims you are a failure for liking terrible music. Pitchfork is a great tool when you use it right. So read up, listen in and build up your music library. Legally, of course.

Album Review | Satanic Messiah

The Mountain Goats deliver devilish sound By Nathan Bedsole Contributing writer

I’ve never listened to Radiohead, but I’m happy that In Rainbows turned out so well for them. I don’t know if this was the first album released for whatever price you please (including free), but it seems to have started a domino effect and set a trend in the music b u y i n g industry. Two such influenced musicians who have taken notice of this are Gregg Gillis with Girl Talk’s Feed The Animals and, more recently, John Darnielle’s Satanic Messiah. Darnielle, the man behind The Mountain Goats, has released his first EP since 2006 for however much you want to pay for it. No matter what you put down for it, though, it is worth every penny. You don’t have to get this album from the Web site (, however. You can buy it through Google for a satanic and cheap $6.66, or pick up one of the 666 printed

copies at a Mountain Goats show. As a music lover with around 20 hours of The Mountain Goats on my iTunes, I pretty much knew I would like this EP before I downloaded it. It’s Darnielle’s writing as we all love it: deliberate, eloquent, poignant, sometimes cryptic, sometimes outrageously particular. To those who aren’t familiar with the Mountain Goats, do check them out; you’ll understand what I mean. I find myself singing along to the chorus of “Sarcofago Live” whenever I listen to it. What is amazing about Darnielle’s songwriting, though, is that the chorus says absolutely nothing remotely amazing – it repeats “In a small room in Brazil, we were waiting.” The way Darnielle’s simple song structures are combined with minimal yet ornate instrumentation make for a personal yet refreshingly not sappy record. Fans of the Mountain Goats’ most recent LP Heretic Pride will notice that this EP is much simpler and quieter. While the recording quality is every bit as good (maybe even better if you download

the FLAC files) as any studio recording he has ever made, the EP is reminiscent of his early ‘90s tracks recorded through a boom box because of its intimacy. Darnielle says of the new EP on the Mountain Goats’ Web site,, “I hope you like these songs; I am fond of them; they remind me of old vanished things.” There has never been anything exceedingly fancy about the Mountain Goats, they have always been based around the nasal vocals and remarkable songwriting of Darnielle. With a title like Satanic Messiah, one has to ask about the significance it holds for John Darnielle. Peronally, I have no idea, but I am not in the least bit surprised at it. References to Satan, the Bible, ancient Rome, and a heartbreakingly despairing couple referred to as “Alpha are common themes throughout The Mountain Goats’ work. What I think is noteworthy about the title and its bestial number of copies is how Darnielle mentions donating with the download of Satanic Messiah. He said, “Share as you see fit, but if you wanna point people at the donation pages, I would

appreciate that. “There’s an .rtf file included in the .zip file that encloses the songs, so if you just share the whole thing zipped, you won’t need to do any why-don’t-youdonate evangelization yourself,” he said. “But don’t let me stop you! The evangelical urge must go forth unchecked if the Word is to be spread far and wide,” Darnielle continued. He mentioned it on the actual Satanic Messiah Web site as well: “Neither the recording nor the mastering were free, and this site exists as something of an experiment. “If you choose to accept these songs, please stop by the collection plate and sow your faith-seed, which, like a grain of mustard, et cetera.” A final interesting point I’d like to bring up about this little gem is that it was recorded in Monroe, N. C. Apparently Darnielle likes it okay here, too. He drops by fairly frequently, the next visit being Nov. 5 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. I hope to see you all there, and if you aren’t buying a limited edition copy of this EP, at least keep a copy on your iPods and Thinkpads.

organize concert By Caroline Edgeton | Asst. life editor

When one thinks of the word politics, one may not immediately think of the word music. Though they are certainly not the exact same thing, we’ve seen an ever expanding world in the past few years where political opinions influence not only the types of music artists release, but also the shows they perform. This year, the university’s College Democrats and Wake for Change are hosting an event called Rock-n’-Vote that is sure to not only let a variety of musicians perform for a political cause but also give students a night of fun and, most importantly, absolutely free entertainment. The concert is intended to encourage students to take advantage of the early voting option that began in North Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 16 and will end on Saturday, Nov. 1. “I want to have a fun way for people to get excited about the election and to learn more about early voting opportunities,” sophomore Emily Wrigh, a College Democrat, said. A wide variety of talented musicians are scheduled to perform for the evening. Junior Jordan Lee and senior Andy Karr will be taking the stage with Lee performing solo, Americana tunes and Karr singing with his punk rockinfused band, Life Like This. In addition to the university performers, Winston-Salem hip-hop, funk fusion group 2nd Revolution is sure to give an energy-driven show. The Othership, a drum, bass, hip-hop and poetry-based group, will also show off its hiphop skills. Two acoustic groups with an R&B/soul sound are also set on the evening’s agenda. Pair Tal and Amie will perform in addition to Black Ivy, a more

classical, fusion kind of R&B group. With these talented artists and their support for presidential candidate Barack Obama, the night is sure to be as fun as it is informative. “I think there will be a lot of great results because it is a lot of great, diverse bands coming together to encourage students to vote early and, more specifically, to support Senator Obama,” Wright said. “All the artists are Obama supporters, but we do encourage anyone in the Wake Forest community to come. We will have information about early voting and shuttles available to take people to the polls at the concert. We will also have information about various local candidates and Senator Obama.” There will also be further information and sign up sheets for those who are interested in volunteering at the polls. With this election soon coming to an epic close, there will definitely be a need for more volunteers. “I am just very excited about such awesome, diverse artists coming together at Wake Forest to do this,” Wright said. “I think it will be a very unique and exciting event. Anyone who enjoys music and likes hearing new styles and artists should definitely come.” The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6-10 p.m. in Benson 401. Politics in music is not only a powerful method for musicians to give their feedback on society, but it is also a way of connecting with their audience. This performance will show how those who decide to join together can make a difference that can truly be made among the masses. More and more bands are participating in politicallyaffiliated concerts and events these days, proving that simply through the power of music, people can happily and wholeheartedly unite for a change that they can believe in.


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