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Nevertheless, the security of the campus has become contested in recent months. At Wake Forest there exists a general sentiment that the main Reynolda campus is a highly safe one. However, there are growing concerns that the campus is not as secure as students want it to be.

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I don’t feel safe at night, especially when I’m walking back to my dorm, which is on north campus.

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Margaret Mullkerin Sophomore

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The rise of individuals not affiliated with the university on campus has triggered questions of safety among many students.

Security concerns begin to develop as students rethink view of campus as safe haven BY IAN RUTLEDGE Executive News Editor

Oftentimes the safety of a campus is not viewed as the top concern for a prospective student touring a campus, and why would it be? With tour guides advertising the blue light system, the key card security of buildings, and the constant university police presence, one would think that university security was top of the line.

According to the 2011 Annual Crime and Fire Report published by Wake Forest University Police Department, incidents of burglary both on and off campus reported have increased each year staring in 2009 and continuing through 2011. There has also been a significant increase in incidents of aggravated assaults from 2010 to 2011. “I don’t feel safe at night, especially when I’m walking back to my dorm, which is on north campus,” sophomore Margaret Mullkerin said. Students report noticing increased instances of individuals from the community on campus at night. The presence of these individuals has led to a increase in concern regarding personal safety when walking on or near campus at night.

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Class attendance scrutinized Students and professors differ on effectiveness of mandatory attendance

BY DORSEY HILL Contributing Writer Everyone is familiar with the sinking feeling that comes from an early class. The alarm sounds, it’s time to get dressed and start the daily grind. For college students a conflict arises during this crucial moment: how important is class, really? The conflict arises when students consider convenience versus commitment. For an academic institution, attitudes regarding attendance affect all students. The collective academic culture stems from a commitment to learning, and attendance is certainly a factor.

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Students face a choice between convenience and commitment when it comes to going to classes, especially early morning sections.


“ address its security concerns University should This column represents the views of the Old Gold & Black Editorial Board.

We like to believe that, as a student body, we are safe. We like to think that, while walking back from the library at 2:30 in the morning, exhausted from hours of studying and too little caffeine, we are protected. We trust that when we party on a Friday night, no one is going to come out of the woods near the Barn, follow us home from a frat lounge or step off Polo Road near Martin Residence Hall and come onto campus. We pretend that in our little bubble, we are untouchable. We aren’t. No matter how much we want to believe or pretend that we live in one of the safest places in the world, we do not. Our campus bubble is not impenetrable. It’s not the safe little school in a safe town that a lot of the students here imagine it to be. In fact, the university lies a few blocks over from East 21st Street, ranked the

Something must change. We, as a student body, can no longer pretend that our campus is a refuge. We need more officers patrolling on campus.

16th most dangerous neighborhood in the nation just two years ago, according to In recent times, the lack of safety on this campus has become noticeable. And when something like this becomes noticeable, there is a problem. A student was robbed very close to campus and yet there has been no visible increased patrolling of the areas near Polo Road,­despite the fact that, if someone wanted to, he or she could literally pull off to the side of Polo and walk onto campus near Martin Residence Hall. There are no fences in that area to keep people away, and










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there certainly isn’t an abundance of patrol cars, either. Reports of a suspicious person peeking into windows on the Quad and north campus have led to signs posted in the affected buildings, but not increased patrolling or the capture of this suspicious person. When a group of girls walking back from a party are approached by a large group of men from off-campus and feel threatened, yet see no police officers or blue lights to run to, there is a problem. When students from other schools come onto campus and start fights, yet there is no one around — except university students — to break up those fights, there is a problem. And when fraternity brothers feel the need to call campus police to report these off campus visitors, despite the fact that they have multiple students drinking

underage inside the lounge, there is a problem. Something must change. We as a student body can no longer pretend that our campus is a refuge. We need more officers patrolling on campus after hours and on the weekends. We need faster response times and better blue light coverage. We need more precautions in place to keep unwanted and potentially dangerous visitors from entering campus through the woods near the Barn, Palmer and Piccolo, Reynolda Village or the woods near Martin Hall off Polo Road. Yes, on a Friday night, most students think about not getting caught drinking underage. The university strives to provide a community where students feel safe, lest we go off campus and get reported to the Winston-Salem Police Department. But we cannot let the desire for a relaxed campus override the need for a safe one.

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Deacon Profile: Lavi Wilson BY EMMA SKEELS Contributing Writer Lavi Wilson received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s of Science in Social Work (MSSW) with a concentration in mental health and substance abuse from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified clinical alcohol, tobacco and other drug social worker, and provisionally licensed clinical addiction specialist. Before coming to the university, she worked at North Carolina Central University for a year and a half. Before that, Wilson worked as clinical director in an agency in Durham. She began her career as the university’s Substance Abuse Coordinator in June of this year. What got you interested in substance abuse? I always knew that I was going to do mental health, and I wanted to work with teens and young adults. Therapeutically, young adults are, for me, the most truthful to talk to. When I ask them questions, there isn’t a lot of digging I have to do to kind of figure out what is going on. And mental health and substance abuse goes hand-in-hand when you work with younger people. I love counseling. I think it’s a great field. I’m a clinical social worker as well as a clinical addiction specialist. Social work is so diverse. I could be in a setting like this. I could do lobbying, I could do private practice — it just seemed to be the natural thing. The more that I researched it the more I became interested. What is your role at the university? I am responsible for the brief counseling and assessment for individuals who have difficulties with substance abuse, alcohol and other drugs, as well as campus prevention programming, providing screenings, as well as providing psycho-education and training. So anything that has to do with alcohol and other drugs that I can provide more information [about], that’s what I try to do. Additionally, I teach alcohol engagement courses every Wednesday and Thursday. I would love for students to come. If they would like to email or call me, I’m very open and receptive to that. Anytime that I have trainings or events, I try to post them

on the “WFUChoices” website so that I can let people know what is coming up and I can get as much assistance, especially on the student end, as possible. We want that input. What kind of exercises do the workshops and trainings involve? My goal is to try to at least teach somebody one thing that they probably didn’t know about alcohol. For example, if someone is drinking alcohol with a carbonated beverage, that speeds up the intoxication process, and some people don’t know that who are 21-years-old and drinking rum and Coke. Or if they’re stressed and drink, they get intoxicated faster. So making sure that I provide some of the general facts, but throw in a little bit of science in there, as well. What’s your biggest goal in this job? I want to help as many students as possible, and I want students to see me as a resource and know that I’m here and available, and that I can give confidential services. My goal is to make sure that we have support for everyone who is dealing with substances from a recovery perspective (they’re not using, but they need extra support), someone who’s dealing with addiction actively or if it’s someone who’s dealing with a friend or family member who’s addicted. My goal is to just be a resource here. I want people to not see me as a scary person, but as someone who’s here to help. Also, I want to get more students involved in substance abuse prevention. Students are a great resource. I think that the more we can get students involved, and the more that students are involved in programming and saying, “Hey this is what’s effective now, this is how you can get the message out.” I think that will help all of us the most. You all, the students, are the experts on your own community and your campus and what students are going to hear and what they’re not going to hear. Students know what other students will respond to. I think student feedback is important. Can you offer any advice to undergraduate students about substance abuse? Know where to go when you need help. Students can call me, or they can send me an email. If I’m not in session (a lot of the

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time I am in session), they can stop by and make an appointment. Some students just feel more comfortable going off campus, so I make sure that I have referrals for them to go off campus. Also, learn the signs and symptoms of when you are abusing something. And, of course, my key advice is that you shouldn’t drink if you’re under 21. I have this whole “know the code” information that I go through in the alcohol engagement course that I teach as well as when

I meet with someone individually. I really want to be as hands-on as possible, just because all of the services I provide are confidential. If someone comes in and says, “I’m concerned about my friend,” that’s a person being a great friend and I think bringing in a professional who knows how to help is the best thing to do. I know one thing is that when you’re young you feel invincible, but addiction can happen so fast. People think experimentation is harmless, but it’s not.

POLICE BEAT Larceny • An unknown subject forcibly removed the license tag and holder from a victim’s vehicle. The report was filed at 1:07 p.m. Oct. 15. • Unknown subject(s) removed a three section leather couch that had been left on the quad by a fraternity for Seize the Quad. The report was filed at 3:33 p.m. Oct. 15. • Unknown subject(s) removed Greek letters from above the door of the organization’s lounge in Davis Residence Hall. The report was filed at 7:35 p.m. Oct. 16.

Miscellaneous • Unknown subject(s) forcibly shattered a window at Subway some time during the weekend of Oct. 12-14. The report was filed at 11:51 a.m. Oct. 15.

• WSPD responded to a call in reference to a disturbance on Palm Drive. Upon the officer’s arrival, he did not observe any noise or disturbance in the area. The report was filed at 1:33 a.m. Oct. 14. • Unknown subject(s) damaged the victim’s vehicle by scratching the doors and quarter panels with a sharp object in Lot Q. The report was filed at 3:15 a.m. Oct. 15. • Unknown subject(s) damaged a vinyl sign by cutting it with a sharp instrument at Reynolda Hall. The report was filed at 4:28 p.m. Oct. 16. • WSPD responded to a call from UCC security of a suspicious person in the Baity Street area. WFU officers assisted and escorted the suspect off the property. The report was filed at 9:47 p.m. Oct. 18. • A suspect entered the Pit through loading dock doors, went through basement and into the dining area where

he removed and carried away a cardboard advertisement stand-up. The subject was located and property recovered. The report was filed at 1:44 p.m. Oct. 22. • A victim was transported to Student Health after kicking a large detergent bottle in Student Apartments, causing a fracture to her foot. The report was filed at 3:53 p.m. Oct. 15. Scan this code to visit

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Safety: Student concerns center on rising crime Continued from Page 1

“The safety and security of the student body is of the utmost importance,” Student Body President Tré Easton said. “[Student Government is] in the process of gaining understanding from University Police and other responsible parties about any lapses that exist in campus security.” The most significant instance of an issue of non-students causing issues on campus this year occurred at 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 14 when a student was assaulted and robbed by two non-students whom he met on campus between ZSR Library and Babcock Residence Hall. After walking to Polo Road with the men, the student proceeded towards his residence on Long Drive where the men held him down and robbed him of cash and cell phone. The next day, Winston-Salem police arrested and charged two Winston-Salem men with committing the robbery. University Police have been taking steps to ensure that the campus as is safe as possible in general, especially following such an incident. “In order to increase safety on campus, University Police have assigned Resource Officers to all residence halls and academic buildings,” Sergant Lesia Finney of University Police said. “Resource officers have increased patrols in residence halls and are advising students

to lock their doors and not to leave their property unattended.” University Police is not the only campus institution to take steps to address the issue of safety concerns. “The [security consulting] firm took detailed notes and has begun the work of assessing the situation and primarily determining what is causing the influx of nonstudents,” Easton said. “While Student Government stands for having a campus that is inviting and hospitable to any and all guests, the safety and security of the student body is of the utmost importance.” Nevertheless, some students feel that steps that have been taken this year to increase security have been futile. “I have seen more police, but only during the day and the real problem is people hanging around at night,” Mullkerin said. There are students, however, who still feel that the university’s campus is a safe one. “I do feel safe on campus,” sophomore Jalen Chapman said. “Although I do not see any out of the ordinary or special measures that are being taken by the university.” Yet with the presence of such concerns about safety, leaders of the university community are committed to the betterment of campus security measures. “No instance of a student feeling unsafe on this campus will be perceived as being trivial,” Easton said. “These are all legitimate concerns. They are being addressed in a fervent manner.”

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University Police work as a fully functioning law enforcement agency charged with maintaining order and security on campus.

Class: Course size and level“ determine attendance Continued from Page 1 Many professors have strict attendance policies. Missing a certain number of days can drop your grade a full letter. “I do have a class attendance policy for my courses,” David Levy, professor of music, said. “Required attendance helps students get ready for the ‘real world’ where one is expected to be at their job. A student’s job is to attend classes faithfully.” Other professor felt that a strict attendance policy was unnecessary. “I don’t have an attendance policy because I want my students to be able to make the decision of attending class for themselves,” David Wilson, professor of mathematics, said.So if professors changed their attendance policy, would general student atten-

dance change? When asked whether her attendance would change, freshman Kelley Ostrander said, “No, not for me at least. I rarely miss class anyway.” When Wake students are inclined to skip class, it usually has something to do with late night studying or 10 page papers. “I endeavor to respect my colleague’s time, and I expect the same from them. I would never ask a student to skip a class because of work for my class,” Levy said. Perhaps the situation is a bit more complex. Students are not just dealing with disappointed professors and extra sleep hours here. There’s also the hefty price tag. The common thread among students is that class attendance depended on a variety of factor, including class size and the level of the course. Students seemed less obligated to attend a large lecture class where their

The more people in the classroom the more varied experiences, opinions and questions there are. Eric Jones

Professor of anthropology

presence may be overlooked. In 100 level introductory classes, students also seemed less inclined to show up, saying they could learn the material on their own at a later date. Despite this, seven out of 10 students interviewed said that class attendance is a priority. “I feel pretty obligated to go to class, especially as I get older because my classes are more discussion and participation based,” senior Kaitlin Price said.

“Also, you start to develop relationships with professors in your majors. I am embarrassed when I miss class for a reason as silly as oversleeping.” What kind of academic culture does this create on campus? With a nickname like “Work Forest” no one doubts that students here work hard. Wake’s academic culture is rooted in the desire to achieve higher. However, with many college students dreaming of medical school and silk ties, are undergraduate classes just a means to an end? “You guys learn almost as much from each other as you do from me or any text,” Eric Jones, professor of anthropology, said. “The more people in the classroom the more varied experiences, opinions and questions there are.”


Applications being accepted for Commencement committee Chick-fil-A campus dialogue accepting nominations for speaker Committee to host discussion Spring 2013 CER internships The WFU Office of Communications and External Relations (CER) is seeking qualified student interns interested in marketing, news, public relations and digital storytelling for the Spring 2013 semester. All interested students are encouraged to apply online at The deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 4. Students from any major may apply for these internships. For more information, contact Kate Neal at

The Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for this year’s commencement speaker. Students, faculty, and staff are asked to email their nominations to by 5:00 p.m. Nov. 9. Submissions must include name of nomination, two to three brief paragraphs answering the following question: “Why would this person make an exceptional Wake Forest University commencement speaker?” and name of contact for nomination (if possible).

At 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in ZSR Library Auditorium, the Chick-fil-A Campus Dialogue Committee will host a discussion on whether Chick-fil-A represents the values of Wake Forest and whether its presence on campus is a barrier to inclusion. Students, faculty and staff are invited to come and discuss their views on Chick-fil-A and the controversy over the company’s policies towards gay marriage. For more information, contact Jennifer Collins by email at

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Wake Wash entrepreneurs plan expansion Student duo hopes to implement new ideas to bring laundry service to faculty and other universities BY KATIE BAKER Contributing Writer The owners of Wake Wash, the studentrun laundry and dry-cleaning delivery service on campus, are awaiting the outcome of a $10,000 grant proposal that would enable them to expand their business to other universities. Juniors Alex Smereczniak and Quentin Robert, along with two other friends, outbid other teams for the ownership of Wake Wash last year and have revamped its business model. The new owners have a contract with the school allowing them to market on Wake’s website, and they have the support of the university to be the only student-run laundry enterprise on campus. Weekly and bimonthly services are available with pick up Tuesday morning and delivery on Thursday to both on and off-campus residences. “We plan on implanting… an expansion of the existing contract we have with the university,” Smereczniak, a finance major

with an entrepreneurship minor, said. “We are hoping that they might someday include our service in the cost of room and board­— a long shot — or at least make it one of the check marks parents have the option of choosing when they pay for room and board, meal plans and parking.” Weekly service is available at the price of $425 a semester or $795 for the whole year. Bimonthly service is available for $265 a semester or $495 for the year. Customers are allowed up to 30 pounds of laundry per week, and every laundry package also includes a pay-per-item dry cleaning delivery service. An increasing number of students have signed up for this service. One hundred and eighteen students have registered for this fall semester and 53 are preregistered for the spring, compared to the 93 students for the entire 2011-12 academic year. In the spring of 2006, Wake Forest began to offer an undergraduate minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, and it has grown to be one of the most popular choices for students of all majors. Along with the faculty advisors on hand to give advice, the “Innovation Station” in the Office of Career and Personal Development is a space designed specifically as a meeting place for students wishing to embark

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Juniors Alex Smereczniak and Quentin Robert have begun revamping Wake Wash, a student-run laundry business, with university help. on their own business ventures. Resources like these gave Robert and Smereczniak an outlet to develop their designs, and offered support in their decision to apply for the seed grant. “The biggest plan we have for Wake Wash is expanding the same business model and structure we have here to other universities across the country,” he said. “We’ve already seen a lot of interest and are currently negotiating contracts with a few other schools.” Robert, a mathematical economics major, is in contact with a student at the University

of Virginia who is interested in developing a similar laundry venture there. “We’d have to pay up front because although he’s interested in the model, he doesn’t want to take any financial risks,” Robert said. Robert and his company offered to absorb all the financial start-up costs in exchange for ownership of the company once the UVA student has graduated. The duo also hopes to launch a faculty dry-cleaning service next semester. “We believe there’s a big market there,” Robert said.

Project Pumpkin: tricks and treats

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Campus organizations set up Oct. 23 for the Disney-themed Project Pumpkin, a service event that allows children from WinstonSalem and the community to have a safe Halloween experience trick-or-treating and playing games like Pin-the-tail on Eeyore.

SG GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY MADISON CAIRO SG Beat Reporter I. Committee Reports The General Assembly commenced with the presenting of the committee reports. The Academic Committee began with the announcement that printers located in dorms was not an option for the school, but that they were still working on other options for students. The Appropriations and Charter Committee brought two groups seeking charters and one group seeking funding. The Campus Life Committee announced the upcoming Parking and Facili-

ties Forum that will take place Oct. 31. The Judiciary Committee indicated that they were in the process of drafting clarification for the next General Assembly. The Physical Planning Committee announced their intention to address the narrow driving conditions on Allen Easley Street in front of North Campus Apartments. Finally, the Public Relations committee asked for the audience to visit and like the Student Government Facebook page. II. New Business Bill 7 — Lilting Banshees Charter The comedy troupe which began in 1991


had their charter process approved. Bill 8 — MEDLIFE Charter The MEDLIFE club whose goal is to develop medicine, education, and development for low-income families had its charter process approved. Bill 9 — DoRAK Appropriations The “Do Random Acts of Kindness” club was awarded $270 for designated activities. Bill 10 — Student Budget Advisory Committee President Tré Easton, appointed Bradford Pierce, Kurt Walas and Nick Lee as the nonelected members of the Student Budget Advisory Committee. The appointments were approved by the body.

III. Announcements: • “Should We Eat Less Chikin?”—This forum will promote discussion between faculty and students as a way to balance inclusivity and ethical consumerism. This will take place Oct. 29 at 4:30pm in the ZSR auditorium. • The Mag Room is open for studying between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. • The “Tell SG What You Want” campaign will be continuing to provide constituents with a direct connection to Student Government. SG Executive Board 2012-13

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“ Republican platforms re�lect supporters’ values Election 2012 | Republican Values

Voter asserts that it is impossible to separate a person and his politics Jordan Lee

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I’m a Democrat. I’m a Texan. I’m a Double Deac. I’m a musician. I’m a brother. I’m a son. I’m a runner. I am all kinds of things. So is everyone else. Yet these labels taken individually could never fully define my ontological nature. On the other hand, if taken collectively, they point to certain characteristics about my being — my existence. It amazes me how someone can ignore aspects of an individual’s life in order to justify his support for that individual. Imag-

ine you have a new significant other. Now imagine that this significant other is a homicidal lunatic. Then imagine selling him to your friends and family, “Well, he is a promising midlevel manager at his firm. He is a lover of animals. He is a poet. He is a murderer without compunction. Oh, And he is a Gemini.” Although there are outliers, most would argue that his status as a guiltless psychopath weighs a bit more than his status as a poet. Thus, the rational observer will refuse to endorse the relationship despite his quality job, love for animals and astrological sign. But how much does political affiliation weigh in this kind of ontological calculus? The answer is quite a bit. The candidate or party you champion reflects your own values in a way that your job, choice of study and family background cannot. If, for instance, you post pro-Romney statuses on Facebook, parrot GOP rhetoric or cast a red ballot, then you have informed me of all I need to know about you and your values.

The larger GOP narrative the past 30 years is one of racial oppression, homophobia and radical support of the wealthiest white Americans.

1. You do not value racial equality. Wasn’t it your hero, Ronald Reagan, who called Martin Luther King, Jr. a communist? Wasn’t it at the RNC that attendees threw peanuts at a black anchorwoman while taunting, “This is how we feed animals”? Wasn’t it your party that created (and still perpetuates) the stereotype of the black welfare queen? Isn’t it your party that consistently attempts to cut social programs that often benefit lower income black communities? 2. You do not value gender or sexual equality. Wasn’t it your party that halted the Violence Against Women Act? Isn’t it your party that wants to deny women the right to control their own bodies and medical decisions by overturning Roe v. Wade? Isn’t

it your party that fights for upholding the Defense of Marriage Act? 3. You value fiscal responsibility when it conveniently helps maintain white male hegemony. Didn’t the growth of federal spending increase at a much larger percentage under Reagan or Bush than under Clinton or Obama? And didn’t Reagan use that federal money to launch a war on drugs that would target and incarcerate black males? And didn’t Bush use his federal budget on an unnecessary war in Iraq? I understand that not every person who identifies with the Republican Party supports every Republican policy, but the larger GOP narrative the past thirty years is one of racial oppression, homophobia, and radical support for the wealthiest of white Americans. Contributing to this narrative says something about your values. And since these values speak to one’s character, I cannot — and will not — separate a person from his or her politics.

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Do you think Wake could improve its community outreach programs? If so, how?

“Yes, there should be more community interaction.” Harmony Morkve (‘15)

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“No, but Wake students should present a more inviting image.” Daniel McCall (‘13)

“Yes, the events should promote more mutual understanding.” Tim Pope (‘13)

“Yes, students should be more educated about opportunities.” Ankita Kesar (‘14)

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2012 Election HQ National Debt

From the Left | College Democrats Obama administration provides superior solution to national debt crisis College Democrats

Staff Columnists President Obama’s solution to the growing national deficit has been clear from the start. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the president’s budget will reduce the debt by $4 trillion over the next decade using a balanced approach of large spending cuts and tax code modifications.

In fact, the president’s plan implements nearly all of the cuts recommended by the bipartisan commission of Erskine and Bowels, who visited our campus just a few weeks ago. Not to mention, an extra $850 billion is expected to be added to these savings as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq come to a close. Included is also a removal of the Bush tax credits for the top income bracket. The Congressional Budget Office has said that this will save $1 trillion in lost revenue over the next decade. Plus, with all of the loopholes and deductions in the system, a moderate increase for the top 1 percent of America would be a responsible policy. A large consensus of economists argue that only a plan which cuts both spending and increases tax revenue can make up for the large fiscal gap. Let’s look at candidate Mitt Romney’s proposal. He claims that his plan will reduce the deficit by $5 trillion by cutting all federal income taxes by 20 percent. This is on top of additional tax cuts on the top tax

From the Right | College Republicans Debt reduction will require the cutting of funding to superfluous programs College Republicans Staff Columnists

The national debt crisis is the result of years of outrageous deficit budgets from the current administration. The first part of this argument is an analysis of the problem, and then I will propose how to structurally resolve the issue. Deficits are the result of a combination of failures beginning with a lack of leadership and accountability, and a result of government stimulated increase in services demanded. Let’s begin with the lack of leadership and accountability. Since the day our president entered office, he has claimed things were not his fault, and everything was out of his control. He preached a desire and ambition for change, but all results were because the problem was too big based on events before his time. In terms of the budget and debt issues, all he has done is pass the blame back to George W. Bush, claim it’s out of his control or give one of his other excuses. He has had ample opportunity and time to reign in control and be a leader. This isn’t an issue that came without warning — it’s been a long time coming. For the first half of the presidency, he and his party controlled and in the second half, when Republicans took control of the

House, he had a group that was set on resolving the deficit issues. He was never set against a group that didn’t want what he wanted or this goal to succeed. As president, it’s also his job to be the leader of American politics. If he wanted a balanced budget he could have worked for one. He has remained silent on this issue and in fact he encouraged the recklessness with his attempts to stimulate the economy. I will applaud his attempts and focus to fix the economy despite its utter failure which even he is also passing the blame on. Looking at results of the $819 billion in terms of our deficit is scary, it put a nice dent into our deficit issue with little yield. And I will give him the benefit here of having a hard line to walk of balancing the budget and revitalizing the economy. However, he has done neither and both are worse or just as bad as when he entered. The main issue here is that he has taken no responsibility for anything and he also hasn’t acted as a leader. The main area he has lacked leadership in is not his ability to simply monitor spending and tax revenues, but his refusal to effectively resolve our social programs. Since the New Deal, our government has exploded in services and programs provided for the country that have exceeded the original intentions of government to protect the inalienable human rights. I am fine with the evolution of government especially when it can provide without harm. That has been the case for a long time now, it has provided for the people lots of great things, but now it is providing at a cost that will eventually be worse for the citizens of this country. The programs they provide are good but they are definitely not entitlements which people are now acting like they are. Since the explosion of services years ago, politicians have found that the more they provide

bracket of Americans, and zero tax increase on the middle class. Let’s not forget that his plan also includes a $2 trillion increase in defense spending not requested by the military. No matter what, this plan assumes a cap on total federal spending at 20 percent of gross domestic product. Add it all up and something is missing. If you make these tax cuts for everyone, that will cause revenue to significantly decrease each year, adding to the deficit. When this happens, it would be impossible to remain “revenue neutral,” unless he increased taxes on the middle classes. Governor Romney has suggested that he will offset this reduction in tax revenue by closing loopholes in the tax bracket. Yet, in all three debates both Romney and Paul Ryan have been unable to indicate what these would be. The entitlements dilemma is pretty simple, but kind of complicated. Both want to make substantial cuts, with Romney making slightly larger cuts.

And once those risks and benefits are more accurately quantified, the price of education itself will adjust, as all prices in a free market do.

they better their approvals and chances are of them getting re-elected. So since then they have continued to just provide and give citizens what they requested and shown no “tough love” of rolling back services or heightening regulations in order to provide what is feasible. They have decided to appease the people, gambling with our future money and hoping that somebody else will eventually work it out. We now live in a culture that looks at government and expects it to be the insurer of all things that are good. Reform is needed. We need to start by placing more emphasis on the economy when making all policy decisions to account for booms, busts and the business cycle, and amend the workings of social security, Medicare and Medicaid in order to convert these black holes of money into programs that provide efficiently and are financially managed efficiently. The reform recommendations here are a bit broad but resolve some of the issues from above. The first idea is to stop spending nationally and start using block grants for states to use the money in the areas they see fit. Each state knows the unique problems and solutions so let the money be flexible so that it will maximize utility. Whether you like Mitt Romney or not he has served as the governor of Massachusetts and knows the value of having flexible money that can be allocated as seen fit. Keep expectations national, but let each state find its own means to be successful. In terms of efficient medical reform we need to make a change that will keep doctors from

Such cuts are supposed to be funded by giving more responsibility to state governments that are already facing large budget deficits of their own. This voucher system is supposed to promote free market competition, but will actually increase healthcare costs for seniors on Medicare. The numbers say it all. President Obama’s plan to reform these programs from within will keep them alive until 2022. Governor Romney’s proposal appears to, instead, fall short by 2016. At the end of the day, President Obama supports a balanced approach to make large spending cuts while increasing tax revenue to make sure everyone is responsibly paying their fair share. Candidate Romney prefers a more topdown plan of bigger cuts with a couple question marks about how he will cut taxes without burdening the middle class. This column was written by junior Joel Diamond, who is an officer in College Democrats and a political science major.

driving up prices and processes because of fear of being sued. The other major program that requires reform is social security. When it was first created in 1935, the retirement age was 65 when average lifespan was 64 and had a much higher proportion of people paying into it than receiving. The program is in dire need of an update to an age more appropriate to current life expectancy and lowering of health care costs by reforming the medicine as previously recommended. But the government also needs to increase the number of people paying into it by reforming welfare and making people find stable jobs. The lack of leadership is an issue in this aspect because the government has provided for years what it can’t afford but has peaked in the last few years and nobody wants to make the tough decision to reconfigure these programs to some sort of solvent level or eliminate them. Obama offered Obamacare which would supposedly provide better healthcare to all but would only worsen the issue of deficit spending. Looking at all of these programs with a fiscal mindset, it is clear that there needs to be some adjustment. It’s a generally clear point that people are not happy when services are lost or ended so popularity will go down for whoever takes the bold step to do the right thing but people have been receiving benefits far exceeding prices which is obviously good for the recipients but crushes the providers. And now people are accustomed to something for nothing, there is a general consensus for the citizens to see government as the insurer of all things good. This column was written by junior William Readhead, a member of College Republicans and a political science major.

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BB&T stands for the Deacs Even though it has a new feel, BB&T has a tradition of over 40 years atWake

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BY MAX WOHLMUTH Sports Editor On Saturdays, it serves as a WinstonSalem meeting place. On Saturdays, students and families find their way to their seats to spend time together as a community. On Saturdays, the football team storms the field looking to secure a victory. Since opening in 1968, BB&T Field, then known as Groves Field, has served as the home for the Wake Forest football team. The stadium was originally named Groves Field after Henry and Earl Groves, who were major financers in building the stadium. The field was renamed BB&T Field in 2007. However, the Groves family name still lives on at BB&T, as the whole complex is known as Groves Stadium. When entering the stadium, fans see two large grandstands on either sideline. Seated in the grandstand on the opponents

Press Box | Doping

of top-10 finishes for senior 4 Number Garret Drogosch in his four races earned by Wake in the Blue Ridge 31 Points Open, enough for a first place finish finish for the team through their 2 Worst first four meets of the season of international students on the roster 3 Number



In the fifth edition of the Genna Wiley Memorial Match, sophomore forward Sean Okoli recorded the first hat trick of his collegiate career. Okoli had six shots on goal, which matched the total for N.C. State as a team. The three scores also helped head coach Jay Vidovich earn his 250th career win and the game as a whole raised almost $2,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.

After the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency issued report Oct. 10 detailing “overwhelming” evidence that Lance Armstrong was doping during the time in which he won his seven Tour de France championships, it is hardly surprising that Nike terminated its endorsement deal with the cyclist. Although most of us instinctively react favorably to this decision, there are, in fact, several other factors that warrant consideration before we sing the company’s praises. Despite its ostensible righteousness, this was not an ethical decision or even a business decision — it was a self-image decision.

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{SPORTS WORDS} “We came out today fired up and understood the importance of this game. We realized that we really need to get back on track.” - Tanner Price on the team’s win over Virginia

Wake keeps bowl hopes alive, tops UVA Wake Forest (4-3) Virginia (2-6)

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Junior Tanner Price and resdhirt junior Josh Harris will need to have a strong game to beat No. 17 Clemson at BB&T.

Virginia still leads the all-time series 34-14, but on Oct. 20 it was Wake Forest who came out on top, narrowly escaping Charlottesville with a nail-biting 1610 victory. Until this most recent win, the Demon Deacons had dropped 11 of their last 12 games at Scott Stadium and three straight against ACC opponents. The scoring began early when a

60-yard punt return by redshirt senior Lovell Jackson set up redshirt junior running back Josh Harris for a 16-yard score. This came two weeks after Jackson had a previous career-high 31-yard return against Maryland. Both teams struggled on offense after this touchdown and failed to score for the remainder of the first quarter. Virginia had a chance to cut into the Wake Forest lead, but kicker Ian Frye missed a 44-yard field goal. It was not until there were three minutes left in the first half that Virginia finally put together a productive drive. The Cavaliers chipped away at the Demon Deacon defense with several small gains until Phillip Sims connected with Tim Smith for a 13-yard touchdown.

After a costly personal foul penalty on the kickoff, junior quarterback Tanner Price and the offense took over at the Virginia 45-yard line with just 20 seconds on the clock. Price found redshirt sophomore wide receiver Brandon Terry for a 41-yard strike that brought the Demon Deacons to their opponent’s 4-yard line. Redshirt freshman Chad Hedlund, who took over kicking duties for Jimmy Newman, then chipped in a 22-yarder to close out the half. “We were thinking, if we can kick a field goal, we could have a little momentum going into the locker room,” head coach Jim Grobe said. “I thought we would at least take a shot at it. We needed that energy going into the half.”

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Ally Berry BY MATT POPPE Online Managing Editor

that he’s been struggling, and he has been, but it’s because of injuries as well. I look at videos of him and watch him play a lot. I think he’s my favorite player.

Redshirt junior Ally Berry remains a standout midfielder for the Demon Deacons this season as they look to dominate the ACC in hopes of a championship. The Cincinnati native is a key component to the Wake frontline, scoring three goals so far this season in addition to a teamleading five assists.

What has been your most memorable moment on the field in your time here at Wake? My most memorable moment teamwise was in my freshman year. There was this last-second, game-winning goal against South Carolina. I’ve never been that excited at the end of the game, running onto the field with my teammates. Our coaches were even sprinting out there. It was Bess Harrington’s winning goal, and it was pretty amazing.

Why did you choose to play at Wake Forest? I chose Wake Forest over a couple of other schools that I visited. It just came down to the coach and Tony was super personable and he’s very competitive. I could just tell he was the kind of coach that I wanted to play for. Your brother is a standout soccer player at the University of Louisville. What kind of influence did that have on you growing up? Was there any sort of rivalry? My brother’s probably the biggest influence on my soccer career. I never pictured myself playing a college sport until I saw him go and play at Louisville and be so successful. The rivalries that we had growing up, always playing for a good club team and always trying to outdo each other with trophies on the wall, it’s good to have him leading me through my life with that. Who would say has been the biggest mentor for you in your soccer career? It’s kind of corny, but when I tore my ACL in high school, it kind of kickstarted a bigger passion for soccer. I was always playing it, but I never really had that strong passion for it. I started following videos of Fernando Torres. A lot of people think

If you could play any other sport besides soccer, what would it be? I played volleyball my whole life, and up until I had to make the decision to quit, obviously, to play here. So I would say volleyball, but specifically sand volleyball because I find it really fun to just dive around in the sand. What is your favorite thing to do off the field? I’m actually in a couple of art classes here. I enjoy kind of just taking some down time because, I mean it’s Work Forest so we are always working. It’s nice to go to the studio and just kind of hang out there and do some work. What are your plans after your time at Wake? I do have one more year, a fifth year, so it’s nice to have that. I love the fact that I’ll be in school even longer. I’m majoring in psychology and that coupled with the fact that I love to do art has made me lean towards art therapy.

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Deac Notes Nuzzolese and Meier earn national player of the week honors

Deacons sweep Canadian teams but lose Daniel Green to injury

Junior Rachel Nuzzolese and senior Kristen Meier of the women’s soccer team were both named national players of the week for their efforts against North Carolina and N.C. State. Nuzzolese earned a spot on Top Drawer Soccer’s National Team of the Week. The forward notched two goals against N.C. State and then an assist against North Carolina. Meier, who was honored by the NCAA, racked up three assists in the two games and also drew the eventual game-winning penalty kick against the Wolfpack.

The men’s basketball team left Canada with two narrow victories in their first exhibition games, but not without paying a hefty price. In the game against Brock University, sophomore forward Daniel Green tore the ACL in his right knee, ending his season after just a single game. The Deacons would end up winning the game by a score of 84-79. Predicted to fight for plenty of minutes in Wake Forest’s front court, Green will redshirt the season to retain his eligibility.

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Field hockey downs Cal on senior day at Kentner Deacons blanked by No. 5 Virginia but respond in one goal win over California BY TYLER KUKLA Staff Writer After suffering a tough 4-0 loss to No. 5 UVA Oct. 20, the Demon Deacon’s field hockey team came back in an impressive fashion to top California 4-3 on the team’s senior day Oct. 21 at Kentner Stadium. “Senior Day just knocks the wind out of you,” senior midfielder/forward Lizzie Rae said, “and I thought that if any day is the day to lead through my actions, today would be that day.” Wake Forest’s three seniors, back Jillian Anzalone, goalkeeper Kaitlyn Ruhf and Rae all contributed to the victory. Senior day focuses on the accomplishments and hard work that the seniors have offered to their team, and this game certainly epitomized their dominance. Despite falling behind quickly in this final home game of the season to an early goal

from California sophomore midfielder Caroline Struijk, the Demon Deacons bounced back quickly to reassert their authority. Wake Forest senior back Jillian Anzalone sent a firm message, putting up one of the first big scoring opportunities with a shot off the post that resounded with the sound of the Deacs comeback. Junior forward Kari Walkley further carried out the rally with a creative fake shot before knocking in the Deacs’ first goal of the game in the 19th minute. The buzzer for halftime sounded before the 1-1 tie could be broken. After falling to an early goal in the second half, Rae answered with two consecutive goals in the 49th and 52nd minutes to give Wake Forest their first lead of the game at 3-2. “I think the intangibles really showed through in my performance,” Rae said about her senior day success. “The two goals were a reflection of that drive.” An intimidated California team pulled their goalkeeper with 12:55 to play, and Wake Forest sophomore back/midfielder capitalized on the opportunity with a goal off a penalty corner in the 59th minute. This would extend the Demon Deacons

lead to 4-2. Although California was able to split the difference with a third goal, the Deacs’ defense held strong and was able to hold onto the win. Senior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Ruhf also put up an impressive performance for Wake Forest, making three crucial saves in the victory. Ruhf is now just two saves short of a career total 300 saves. The Wake Forest seniors grabbed the senior day opportunity to prove not only what they can offer to their team, but also what their team offers to them. “We have the big players really taking charge and the underclassmen stepping up beyond their experience,” Rae said after the senior day victory, and her impressive twogoal performance. “[This] is all I can ask for in the tail end of my final season. I am so excited to see what this team is capable of in the future.” The immediate future for the Demon Deacon field hockey team consists of one last regular season game against the Boston College Eagles at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. With all six of the ACC field Adrian Martino/Old Gold & Black hockey teams ranked in the NCAA’s Top Junior Taylor Rhea is tied in 25, the proceeding postseason promises to goal scoring this year for Wake. be competitive.

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Armstrong stepped down as the chair of Livestrong Oct. 17.

For starters, Nike didn’t even wait 30 minutes after Armstrong resigned as chair of Livestrong, his cancer charity foundation, to sever its ties with him. News of this sent a host of other sponsors — Anheuser-Busch, RadioShack, Trek, and Giro among them — scrambling away from Armstrong as well. Nike’s behavior in similar past situations, however, has been different. The company stood by basketball player Kobe Bryant in 2003 and golfer Tiger Woods in 2009 when they faced assault charges and a sex scandal, respectively. It even re-signed football player Michael Vick as a spokesman last year after he had pled guilty to dog fighting charges in 2007 and spent two years in prison. Why is the situation with Armstrong any different? Many believe that Nike’s kneejerk reaction is due to the fact that, in the words of Engage Marketing Firm founder Kevin Adler,

“the transgression was on the field of play.” Others cite Nike’s longstanding denunciation of performance-enhancing drugs. These arguments would otherwise be reasonable, if not for the fact that Nike continued to support baseball player Alex Rodriguez after he confessed to steroid use in 2009. All signs, therefore, point to one unfortunate explanation: Nike dumped Armstrong not because it was genuinely outraged by his dishonesty, but because he was no longer of any lucrative value to the company. The difference between Armstrong and Nike’s other aforementioned controversial endorsers is simple — the latter, despite their past transgressions, can still sell products. Bryant’s alleged sexual assault, for example, while still a criminal offense, did not occur on the basketball court and thus does not inhibit his ability to sell a jersey or a pair of shorts. But once a man like Armstrong determines he is not even worthy to be the face of his own foundation, what good is he to anyone else? Davie-Brown Entertainment, a research firm specializing in online consumer polls,

reported that in June 2008 Armstrong was ranked the 60th most effective product spokesperson, putting him on the same level as swimmer Michael Phelps and actor Brad Pitt. In September of this year, however, Armstrong’s ranking had dropped to 1,410th, placing him among the likes of rapper Nicki Minaj and actor Jeff Goldblum. As much as Nike would like its customers to believe that its actions regarding Armstrong are due to its ethical opposition to the cyclist’s alleged misdemeanors, the company’s behavior on similar occasions makes this implausible. This is the business world — money talks, and Nike is listening. Nike is about “just doing it,” and unfortunately, “it” sometimes means dropping a spokesperson whose reputation is no longer profitable. This is not to say that Nike was wrong to terminate Armstrong’s contract, but to say that in doing so the company has made a passionate moral statement would perhaps be giving too much credit where it is not due.

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Wake Forest began the second half with the ball and drove into Cavalier territory before the offense stalled and was forced to turn to Hedlund for another field goal, this time a 44-yarder. Outside of allowing a field goal at the end of the quarter, the defense played extremely well. “We’ve had hills and valleys,” redshirt junior nose guard Nikita Whitlock said. “We’ve had health issues and game suspensions. But, finally we’re all back together and able to play for each other. I think that’s what really helped us today.”

Before the third quarter ended, Hedlund would add another field goal, making it 16-10 heading into the final 15 minutes of play.The Demon Deacon offense continued to struggle mightily while the Cavaliers’ looked like it was gaining momentum until Sims threw up a jump-ball off his back foot that was easily intercepted by redshirt sophomore cornerback Kevin Johnson. After taking over, Wake Hedlund Forest finally converted its first third down play of the day, though the drive would end in another punt.

We’ve had hills and valleys, but finally we’re all back together and able to play for each other. Nikita Whitlock Redshirt junior nose guard

The offense was able to convert just one of 15 third downs on the day. Entering the game, their conversion rate was 32.6 percent, 17th worst in the FBS. Another punt late in the game was going to give Virginia the ball back with a chance to pull out a victory, but the returner had the ball bounce off his face mask after calling for a fair-catch.

Redshirt sophomore Joe LaBarbera snatched the ball out of the air to give Wake Forest possession and ultimately the win. The 213 yards of total offense gained by the Demon Deacons was their least in an ACC win since they beat North Carolina 3-0 on Oct. 22, 1966. “The best thing we did today was not turn the ball over,” Grobe said. “We didn’t lose that turnover battle.” The Demon Deacons will hope to avenge their 31-28 loss at Death Valley when they face the Clemson Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at BB&T Field. Note: The Old Gold & Black will be live tweeting from the event, and the results can be found online at

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Deacs down Tar Heels in ACC conference matchup BY MIKE ZAVAGNO Staff Writer What a week it was for the Wake Forest women’s soccer team. With their backs against the wall, the Demon Deacons notched two straight victories in milestone fashion to clinch a top-four seed in ACC tournament play. The Deacs opened up the crucial week Oct. 18 on the familiar Spry Stadium grass against ACC cellar dweller N.C. State. Sparked by a fourth-minute Katie Stengel goal, No. 13 Wake Forest never looked back, fighting through the pouring rain to defeat the Wolfpack 4-2. “We are happy to come away with a win,” senior captain Jackie Logue said. “We all know that we can do better [than] giving up two goals, but I think we are happy to come out with four goals and show that our offense has improved.” A major factor in the return of the dominant Deacon offense was the performance of junior Rachel Nuzzolese, who has missed seven games due to a lingering leg injury this season. After Stengel buried the first shot of the contest on a through ball from senior midfielder Kristen Meier, Nuzzolese

showed why she has been a significant part of the Wake Forest attack since her freshman year. Meier once again threaded her way through the defense, crossing the ball into the box from the left side. Her low cross found the sliding foot of Nuzzolese, who redirected the pass past Wolfpack keeper Victoria Hopkins to give the Deacs a 2-0 advantage. N.C. State notched a tally in the 21st minute to pull within a single goal, but, once again, the combination of Meier and Nuzzolese was not to be denied. This time, the senior midfielder did most of the work herself, stealing the ball near midfield and making a heroic push into the box before being shoved down from behind, earning Wake Forest a penalty kick. Meier then gave way to the Upper Brookville, N.Y., native, who found the back of the net to put the Deacs up 3-1. For Nuzzolese, the two goal performance was the fourth multi-goal effort of her career and the first time she found the back of the net since August 31 in a 2-1 victory over Princeton. With two assists in the game, Meier tied her career high, which she set last season against Campbell. The Deacons put the game away in the 90th minute when a Logue cross found the foot of Ally Berry for redshirt junior’s third goal of the season. The afternoon of Oct. 21 at Fetzer Field on the campus of North Carolina, Wake Forest made history. For the first time ever, the Demon Deacons (12-3-3, 6-2-1) came out of Fetzer Field with a victory, defeating the No. 10 Tar Heels by a score of 2-1. “We have played a lot of games here, but we had never won here,” head coach Tony da Luz said. “UNC threw everything [at us], but I think our defense was really rock solid.”

Stengel, for the second time in as many games, put Wake Forest on the board first with a beautiful finish in the 25th minute. Meier played Stengel forward with a higharching through ball that cleared the heads of the UNC defense. The junior forward outran the Tar Heels and struck the ball left-footed while still in mid-stride, finding the inside of the far post for a 1-0 lead. Wake Forest added another goal only a few ticks after halftime on a set-play from a corner kick. Nuzzolese sent a cross into the box that fell to the feet of redshirt junior midfielder Annick McBryan, who sent the ball into the net for her first career goal. Summer Green brought UNC within one goal in the 60th minute when she finished off of a rebound, but the Tar Heels could not come any closer against the stingy Wake Forest defense. The game also marked the 86th start of senior midfielder Jackie Logue’s career, vaulting her past Liz McDowell (1999-02) into first place on the Wake Forest career charts. “If you would have asked me that four years ago, I would have never thought it was going to happen,” Logue said of the record. “It’s an amazing experience that I would never change.” With the victory, the Demon Deacons secure a top-four seed in the ACC and therefore, a home game in the first round of the ACC Tournament. “We always have a great showing at Spry,” McBryar said. “Hopefully, it will give us a good start to the tournament.” Wake Forest closes out the regular season Oct. 24 when it takes on Virginia Tech at Spry Stadium. If the Deacons defeat the Hokies, they could finish as high as second place, trailing only top-seeded Florida State in the ACC.

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Junior Katie Stengel had a goal in the game against Chapel Hill.

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The men’s basketball team competed in two exhibition games in Canada. They won both games.

sideline is the Wake Forest student section. Depending on who the Deacs are playing, the seats next to the student section are often filled with opponent’s fans. When the likes of N.C. State and UNCChapel Hill come to town, the sea of red or blue often fill the grandstands all the way to the top. The grandstand on the opposite sideline is usually filled with Winston-Salem residents and their families. One cannot resist the “Wake Forest” call-and-response chant between the two grandstands. Perched at the top of the Deacon sideline grandstand are suites and the press box. One unique feature of BB&T Field is Deacon Hill, which sits behind the southeast end zone. Many families put out a blanket and watch the games, while their children run around trying to catch the extra points and field goals. Although BB&T Field is enjoyed by students and Winston-Salem residents alike, no one knows this stadium better than head coach Jim Grobe.

“I think it’s a quality venue. I think it’s a great place to play and for fans to come to,” Grobe said. “It’s one of the nicest stadiums I’ve been to in terms of aesthetics. Our guys love to play there.” However, Grobe has only been at BB&T for a fraction of its full history. Wake played the first game at BB&T on Sept. 14, 1968 against rival North Carolina State Wolfpack. Unfortunately for the Deacs, the game resulted in a loss. However, this first game began the long football history that has graced the Wake Forest community. Games like last year’s Florida State game on Oct. 8 in which the Deacs came out victorious against the No. 23 ranked Seminoles. With a final score of 35-30, Wake finally emerged victorious against a team that gave them trouble for so many years, and the students shared in the celebration by storming the field. Or Boston College in 2006 where the Deacs were able to defeat current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. And will all that Grobe has been a part of, he is still unsure of his favorite. “It would be hard to name a favorite,” he said. “We’ve had some big wins there. I may be able to

look back in a few years and pick my favorite.” How could we forget former players like Alphonso Smith? The former cornerback holds the ACC all-time record for interceptions at 21. What about Riley Skinner? As a freshman quarterback, Skinner took the helm in 2006, and lead the Deacs to an ACC championship. There are also former Deacs like All-American linebacker Aaron Curry, or running back Chris Barclay, the all-time leading rusher at Wake and the 2005 ACC most valuable player. BB&T has seen a great number of fantastic players and there are surely more to come. In all, BB&T Field has seen two ACC championship teams in 1970 and 2006, as well as three AllAmericans. However, there are more memories to come for fans and players at one of Winston-Salem’s most recognizable facilities. “The environment is great. I don’t think there is a nicer facility as far as attending a college football game,” Grobe said. “I think it’s a real facility that the city of Winston-Salem can be proud of.”

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BY SHAHANI SAMARASEKERA Staff Writer Who is Z. Smith Reynolds? When you hear that name, chances are you think of the library where you have suffered through term papers and study sessions hundreds of, or the place you have avoided like the plague. The ZSR we know and love has been around since Wake Forest College made the move to WinstonSalem in 1956, but when Harold Tribble spoke on May 8, 1964, to dedicate a portrait, it seemed he was talking about more than just a library. Tribble said, “[He] was flying at the age of sixteen, about one year younger than the average freshman at Wake Forest College. His pilot’s license was signed by Orville Wright, one of the pioneers in American aviation. He earned his transport license at seventeen, and he was at that time the youngest transport pilot in the United States.” This is the real ZSR. In a book written by a nephew he never even met, Patrick Reynolds’ book The Gilded Leaf offers insight into the life of Zachary Smith (often referred to plainly as Smith) and his family. Born in 1911 and tragically died in 1932, he barely made it to his 21st birthday. However, he still lived long enough to have two wives, get divorced, have a child with one, conceive a child with another and almost fly around the world — a feat that had never been completed at the time — coming only 270 miles short. By the age of 18, Smith was married to his first wife, Anne Cannon. Compelled by Anne’s father after being caught in an intimate situation, the two were married in 1929. After a month of happy marriage, the couple seemed at odds and soon led separate lives. Reynolds explains in his book, “In early 1930, the marriage between Smith and Anne shattered, too, even though Anne was pregnant. Anne began again to see her childhood sweetheart…” Before he and his wife were separated, Smith began seeing another woman, Libby Holman, a stunning 20s torch singer who was slowly rising to fame. Though she often seemed uninterested, he trailed after her writing, her frequently alternating between love notes and threats of suicide. While in London, Smith wrote to her, “I’ll gladly give up this trip or anything I have to devote all my time to you, if you would do the same for me. If I get to a point where I simply cannot stand it without

you for another minute, well, there’s the old Mauser with a few cartridges in it.” Eventually, on November 23, 1931, Smith’s divorce to his first wife was finalized, and he was able to persuade Libby to marry him just two days later. The relationship was just as tumultuous as his first marriage, and it was during one of their fights that Smith ultimately died by gunshot at the Reynolda House. Although originally labeled a suicide — given his prior history, when it was suggested by his wife, Libby, people quickly agreed — it was always surrounded by speculation that perhaps there were other forces at play. The first examination of the body confirmed that the cause of death was a selfinflicted shot to the head, but soon after his death on July 2, 1932, his widowed wife and best friend, Ab Walker, were both at the center of a criminal investigation. While the Reynolds family maintained that their brother would never have intentionally killed himself, they ultimately preferred not to go through with a trial. “[Smith’s brother], Dick told reporters that the death ‘might have been accidental’ and that a lengthy trial would not clear up the mystery but would cause ‘undue hardships for the accused and heartaches for all concerned,’” Reynolds wrote. Jenny Puckett, Spanish professor and university historian, believes that though his life ended in tragedy, it is the legacy of Z. Smith Reynolds that ultimately led to the foundation of the Winston-Salem campus. “It was the three siblings of the poor boy who realized it was tobacco which made them rich, and since the people of North Carolina grew that tobacco, they wanted to return that money to them,” Puckett said. “From this came welfare hospitals and scholarships and [the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation]. “The unfortunate fact that he died has had an indirect lasting effect here. [Smith] was not a direct benefactor, but he was indirectly the greatest benefactor of our school.”


ZSR After Smith’s death, his siblings created the foundation in his name in 1937, and by 1945 it had grown to $16 million. “This was the moment when Wake Forest desperately needed a major financial infusion,” Puckett said. “An offer was made to our trustees by the Reynolds and Babcock families, to endow the school in perpetuity if it would move the campus to Winston-Salem.” In 1946, the foundation pledged to donate $350,00 a year in perpetuity, and Harold Tribble was able to get the number up to $500,000. To this day, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is still a major benefactor to the school. “Smith’s death really led to our being here,” Puckett said. “After he died, [his siblings] spurred an initiative of philanthropy. The boy’s death created our opportunity.”

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Movie Review | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Film touches on classic themes BY MADDIE STONE Contributing Writer While many of us have left our high school days far behind us, The Perks of Being a Wallflower connects with the struggling 16 year-old in all of us. Perks follows Charlie (Logan Lerman), an incoming high school freshman who is still reeling from the death of his best friend following their middle school graduation. Introverted to the point of being afraid to speak up in class, Charlie wanders the halls of high school alone until he is invited to sit with a senior

named Patrick (Ezra Miller) at a football game. From there, Charlie meets Patrick’s stepsister, Sam (Emma Watson), all of their friends, and enters a world filled with teenage vices like drugs, sex and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Perks easily joins the ranks of other classic high school movies such as The Breakfast Club or Easy A. However, it touches on more than just quintessential high school experiences. Even as we grow older, we still feel Charlie’s crippling awkwardness and Patrick’s struggle for acceptance. We still try to find ways to break out of only “accepting the love we think we deserve.”

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While the rest of the cast was excellent and relatable in their roles, Emma Watson lagged behind in her role as Sam.

The movie, like the novel it is based on, will grow with you. As far as drawing upon its source material, Perks is a shining example of what a book-to-movie adaptation should be. Stephen Chbosky, the author of the book, also wrote and directed the film. Already intimately familiar with the characters, Chbosky has brought his story to life in a way that only he as the author could. Certain storylines are cut out of the movie but they were done so wisely, or else the film (which is already a very emotionally wrought piece) would have been too heavy. And when the script calls for heavy, Perks’ young cast truly brings it. Lerman has delivered a stunning performance as Charlie, effectively bringing to life the character’s nuances and emotional tics. Miller, as out-of-the-closet Patrick, expertly plays both his side as well as his despairing one. Only Watson as littlegirl-lost Sam falls slightly flat, emoting with excellence but still stumbling over American words like “Olive Garden.” However, for as overwhelmingly emotional as Perks is, it’s also touchingly funny. Patrick and Sam banter and bicker like any two best friends would, and Charlie’s parents are endearingly gruff. In the end, the cast has such a tangible chemistry that, through good times and bad, you’ll feel like these characters are your friends, too. Perks is so much more than a movie for high schoolers. It’s a movie for young adults and grown-ups, for parents and for teachers. It’s a movie that will convince the wallflower in all of us to step beyond the sidelines and participate in life.

Sound Judgement | Coffeehouse concerts

Krankie’s free concert series BYYASMIN BENDAAS Staff Writer

Krankies Coffee, located on East Third Street in downtown Winston-Salem, is known for its unique coffee bean roasting. Its café appeal is capped off with locally made snacks and pastries. It also holds an art gallery, a bar, and has plenty of space as a concert-hosting venue. While Krankies does host shows for both local and touring musicians (I just saw a band from Montreal there this past weekend), concerts have been low-cost and budget friendly. Some became even more budget friendly in a launch of a new free concert series. “Students are a big portion of the target audience. They don’t usually have a lot of money to spend recreationally,” Philip Pledger, Krankies’ events coordinator, said. Pledger, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, majored in Media Production and has used connections with state labels to bring the series to Winston-Salem. “There’s awesome creative energy,” Pledger said. “I think Winston is in the upswing in fostering the art and music culture here.” The free concert series, whose full name is Krankies NC Record



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The best of Winston Here are our staff ’s picks for the top five pizzerias in the Dash 1. Burke Street 1140 Burke St. and 3352 Robinhood Rd. (336)-760-4888 Burke Street serves and delivers delicious NY style thin crust pizza. Do not forget to order the garlic knots! 2. Mellow Mushroom 314 West 4th St. Skip the classic cheese pizza at this downtown hot spot and try one of their specialty pies 3. The Loop 320 South Stratford Rd. In addition to their pizza, this popular spot also offers good wraps and sandwiches 4. Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria 2824 University Pkwy Many students visit this nearby eatery for classic Italian cuisine 5. Mario’s Pizza 300 South Marshall St. Try their authentic NY pizza, strombolis and calzones

Tweets from the Forest @ShitWFGirlsSay: “A Romney on campus? Yes please” @WakeForestProbs: “I’m gonna have a fall break every weekend and skip class on Fridays. #notarealbreak #wakeforestproblems” @liltingbanshees: “Winston-Salem: The city so nice, they put eight Bojangles in it.”

Label Showcase Series, launched Oct. 13 and featured the Triangle-based label DiggUp Tapes with bands T0W3RS, Lilac Shadows and The Lollipops. With the series including concerts about once a month, Pledger hopes to see Krankies as a place that students from multiple Winston-Salem-based colleges and universities can come to enjoy the shows. “Winston is a funny place where different schools don’t really interact,” Pledger said. And he’s got a fair point. With four colleges and universities in close proximity to one another, Winston Salem State University, Salem College, UNC School

of the Arts and Wake Forest do tend to stay in their own spheres. Winston-Salem doesn’t boast the Franklin Street of Chapel Hill or Hillsborough Street of Raleigh, but downtown is near to the four schools and can truly serve as a central interactional space for college students. Pledger hopes the concert series at Krankies will promote talented North Carolina artists while opening doors to putting people in the same place through great (and free!) entertainment. Whether for coffee/study session or a concert/study break, you can keep up with Krankies at

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Student Profile | The creators of TuneTest

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readying the application for launch in the coming month. Healy and Soby found the process of creating the application easier than expected. “While there were a few bumps in the road in terms of bugs and programming issues, I was really surprised how easy it can be nowadays to pursue a business idea with just a bit of time and effort,” Healy said. “You would be surprised how eager people are to work with young entrepreneurs. Everyone (our lawyer, programmer and graphic designer) have been more than willing to go above and beyond in this development process.” Healy is confident that their app will be successful. “I have faith in this idea because I feel it combines three areas where people tend to spend a lot of their leisure time on their smartphones: gaming, listening to music, and communicating with their friends,” Healy said. “The success of recent social gaming applications such as Words with Friends and DrawSomething only increase my confidence, as we attempted to follow this sort of social-gaming style.” To learn more, check out the TuneTest Facebook page and be on the lookout for the new app in the iPhone App Store soon. co

Junior Michael Soby and recent alum Ben Healy (‘12) are on the cusp of releasing a new music-inspired iOS phone application called “TuneTest,” which will be available in the iTunes App Store in early November. The app operates as a social music game and allows users to quiz each other about music on their respective iOS devices. Soby and Healy created TuneTest from the premise of the old Music Quiz found in the original, now-outdated generation of iPods. Music Quiz was a game where players had seconds to guess a song. The two entrepreneurs expanded upon this idea by incorporating the player-to-player element of the newer generation of iOS social games like Words with Friends and Draw Something. With this new application, the users of TuneTest are able to compete against friends and guess the titles to songs via their iPhones. Soby and Healy spent considerable time conducting market research before the production of TuneTest and discovered there was no similar product in the iTunes App Store, ensuring that their music-social game application would be a novelty idea. Through their combined research, Soby and Healy found that currently myriad music quiz games exist and are available for

it. Essentially, you will never be guessing about the same song twice.” Soby and Healy are currently in the middle of a mobile and web advertising campaign that displays the TuneTest logo in other iOS applications and through a Facebook page. In managing the outsourced graphic design and software development, the entrepreneurs are


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purchase or free download from the App Store, but none of the current applications incorporate the multiplayer component like TuneTest. However, the two entrepreneurs discovered an application called “Songpop,” which is the closest application to TuneTest on the market currently in the sense that the game uses the same social-music share design, but Songpop requires users to purchase playlists, thereby prohibiting users from accessing music they already own within the game. For Soby and Healy, TuneTest was born out of a passion for music, and the application provides a relaxed competition between friends to determine which of the users have a broader knowledge of music. Aside from the competitive angle paralleling the spirit of Words with Friends, TuneTest offers users a new way to rediscover songs or find new music from friends’ music libraries. In the future, Soby and Healy hope to introduce the application to the iOS Gamecenter and fine-tune the user interface of TuneTest, which would ultimately allow users to edit their song clip selections within a range of difficulty levels. This application was designed to be a user friendly, easy-to-navigate game which can be used by virtually anyone with an iOS device. When asked about his favorite part of TuneTest, Soby said, “Well, because you are using the music on your iPhone, no two games are the same and there is a theoretically unlimited amount of times that you can play


Recent alum and university junior discuss their upcoming iPhone application “ TuneTest”

Food Column | Pumpkin Something

Student shares a family recipe for an autumn treat

BY EMILY BURNISTON Staff Writer If the saying “you are what you eat” is true, then that makes me one of the oddest buffets you’ve ever seen. When people ask me where I am from, my New Jersey upbringing has made me proud to call myself an Italian — visits to my paternal grandparent’s house have always been filled with spaghetti, lasagna and more marinara sauce than you ever even wanted. My mom’s side, on the other hand, is not quite as steeped in culinary tradition. My mom’s mom, Grandmother Winner (that’s really her last name), had a rather picky palate and chose to feed her family tried and true American recipes like Jell-O molds and blueberry muffins. But that’s not to say the Winner family cookbook doesn’t have any winners. Somewhere in the wrinkled manila folder that contains my mother’s recipes, in between surprisingly extensive instructions for making mac and cheese and a fruit salad made with sour cream and marshmallows, I came across the page describing how to make “Pumpkin Something.” Legend has it that generations of Winners have made this dish, each wowing dinner

guests with their own versions, but somehow no one has been able to figure out the real name in all those years. But don’t let the simple name fool you — I promise Pumpkin Something is really something. I mean, any dish that requires two sticks of melted butter drizzled over top has to be good. Serve it warm, serve it cold, put it on ice cream or eat in from the pan — as my roommates and I discovered when we made it — once you stick a fork in it, you won’t want to put it down. And the best part about Pumpkin Something (besides eating it of course) is that it’s probably the easiest dessert to make since it’s comprised completely of pre-made and packaged ingredients: a can of pumpkin pie filling, a box of yellow cake mix (be sure it’s yellow), two sticks of butter, sugar and a bag of pecans (for protein of course). Simply dump the pumpkin pie filling in a bowl, add to it 1.5 cups of sugar, two cans of evaporated milk and four eggs. Pour the pumpkin mixture into a relatively deep, buttered pan (yes, more butter). Then get out that box of cake mix and sprinkle the entire bag on top, followed by the nuts if you so choose. Melt the two sticks of butter and pour

that directly over top, pop it in a 350 degree oven and relax as your apartment or dorm begins to fill with the fantastic fall smell of those pumpkin pie spices, along with the rich fall aroma of cake batter and toasted nuts. Once your creation is looking toasty and

bubbly in the oven, go ahead and take it out to cool. Don’t burn your tongue, but grab a fork and give this a try. Then be sure to thank Grandma Winner for keeping this one in the recipe file, even if she couldn’t remember the name.

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“Pumpkin Something” is an easy seasonal dessert made possible by simple pre-made and pre-packaged ingredients.

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Abroad Column | Scottish Fantasies

Ghosts, ghouls and everything Scottish

Bagpipers, idyllic countryside and a spooky ghost tour make for a memorable weekend in Edinburgh BY HILARY BURNS Staff Columnist I have a tendency to over-fantasize about the places I am visiting before I arrive, but Scotland did not let me down. Bagpipers play mournful music on the cobblestone streets and sheep graze in wide-open, sage fields in the countryside. It really does not get much more idyllic than this. After a few days in the lively city of Barcelona, Spain, Scotland seemed like a tranquil dream and a much needed break from the chaos. We arrived in Edinburgh around lunchtime on Saturday, after a five-hour train ride from London. Although it was too early in the morning for me, I couldn’t peel my eyes away from the window of the train. We rushed by rolling hills of endless grass and trees, with no civilization to be seen. There were fluffy, white sheep and horses in every direction as we made our way up through England. When we reached the Scottish coastline, the scenery became even more beautiful. Edinburgh is situated on the ocean with a backdrop of rolling hills and mountains. It is an absolutely breathtaking city overflowing with history. We walked into town and checked into our hotel across from the Edinburgh Castle, right off the Royal Mile. We spent the evening exploring the sights and found

ourselves on a ghost tour of the city’s underground vaults. For all the people who read and remember one of my previous abroad columns, I promise I’m not a ghost tour junkie. We went into the experience laughing at the goofy tour guide, but by the time we

were underneath Edinburgh’s South Bridge, we were all grabbing each other’s hands for comfort. The tour guide warned us that there are “inexplicable presences and voices” inside the chambers. Apparently, BBC described the vaults as “probably the most haunted place in

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The students visited Edinburgh not only for the beautiful coastline and landscape, but to also enjoy a creepy, ghost tour.

Britain,” and that was all we needed to hear. We were all jumping at every noise we heard, and we were always right on the tour guide’s heels. After malfunctions with electric lights in the chambers a few years ago, the tours are now completely conducted by candlelight, making the atmosphere even creepier. These vaults were completely erased from all records for 200 years after they were abandoned in the 1700s. In the 18th century, these vaults were home to homeless people as well as illegal activities like body snatching, before the caves become too damp and uninhabitable. We were told the infamous body snatchers, Burke and Hare, used to find dead bodies to experiment on down in these caves. Two hundred years later, the caverns were rediscovered and the ghost tours moved in. I had to keep reminding myself that I was not on the Haunted Mansion ride in Disney World. Unlike America’s amusement parks, Europe has incredibly old cities rich with authentic history and secrets, and it is really hard to comprehend that these incidents actually occured. Although we made it out alive, we were all feeling a little uneasy afterwards. We all sat down at a pub and looked through the pictures we took of each other making nervous faces in the vaults. We were flipping through the camera, but a few pictures seemed to be missing. Three of the pictures we had previously seen had totally disappeared, and instead there were three pitch black screen shots in their places. We all laughed it off, but we might have left the bathroom light on in our hotel room that night. Sometimes history is a little overwhelming.

Trend Alert | Autumn Fashions

Snakeskin and collars color autumn fashion

Sporting plaids and mixing patterns help bring that cozy fall feel to your ensemble. BY MAMIE PESANT Staff Writer

Autumn is a great season because it allows for creativity with warmer clothes, but you don’t have to bundle up like you do in the winter. This fall, try breaking away from the traditional fall colors, like red and orange, and try different prints! Here are some of my favorite trends. Most people’s go-to animal print is leopard, it has become sort of a neutral. However, this fall snakeskin is becoming more and more popular. Designers such as Alexander Wang and Miu Miu have been incorporating snakeskin into their accessories, tote bags, shoes. Rebecca Minkoff even did an iPhone case that comes in python. Personally, I think it is fun to experiment with some colors, but in moderation. A

pink snakeskin skirt is a little too bold for my liking, but having bag in the same color is unexpected and stylish. If you aren’t ready to brave a color, try grey python! It’s neutral in color so you can add it to any outfit, no matter what the kind. I have a grey python scarf and I like to pair it with plum pants and black shirt. I also love pairing snakeskin with some of my favorite summer pieces to make my outfits appropriate for fall. Take for example, a pair of red pants. Paired with a pair of snakeskin print flats, the pants look less summery and more appropriate for this time of year. Another look that I really love for this season is plaid. Personally, I am a big fan of darker color plaids. In order not to avoid the “school girl” look, try making it more edgy. Avoid pairing a plaid skirt with a blazer and try something like a leather jacket. If you have a flannel, try pairing it with combat boots or maybe studded jewelry to avoid looking like you’re about to go hunting. I’m also a big fan of mixing prints, and plaid is a good pattern to mix with others without looking over the top. Plaid, because

it is such a common print, can act as a out Forever 21. They have some really nice neutral. Just remember to make sure the tops with embellished collars as well, and colors are in the same family! for the price they’re worth it. The most interesting trend for this fall is Fashion is supposed to be fun, so don’t be adding a collar to an outfit. afraid to try one of these trends. Many designers have created necklaces that look like bejeweled collars and can really dress up any shirt. Personally, I don’t know if I’m on board with this trend, mostly because Wake Forest isn’t the most fashion forward school. But there are still ways to pull it off without getting weird looks from your friends. Zara for example has done a lot of blouses with embellished collars that aren’t over the top. I think these tops are a great buy because they make a predictable blouse a little more interesting without being too intense. If you don’t want to spend too much money on something so trendy, check Photo courtesy of

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HALLOWEEN2012 HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST “The Monster Mash” Bobby “Boris” Picket “Ghostbusters” Ray Parker Jr.

All Hallows Eve is quickly approaching. With Halloween festivities occurring multiple nights, you may need to have more than one costume planned. Here are some fun, creative and simple ideas to ensure that you have a ghastly good time BY ANUJAN JEEVAPRAKASH Contributing Writer

“Thriller” Michael Jackson

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time to get into the holiday’s fun and creative spirit. You can’t claim to be a Halloween enthusiast without sporting a costume that makes you the center of attention on this frightening day, as well as a memorable Halloween icon for years to come. I’m sure many of you have been planning your costumes for Oct. 31 for weeks now, but for those procrastinators and less eager individuals, here are some simple and resourceful costume ideas that will be sure to make you stand out on that thrilling night.

“Mr. Crowley” Ozzy Osbourne

“McKayla Maroney is Not Impressed”

“Superstition” Stevie Wonder “Love Potion No. 9” The Searchers “Werewolves of London” Warren Zevon

“Disturbia” Rihanna “Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)” Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Highway to Hell” AC/DC

SPOOKY SPOTS The Kersey Valley Spookywoods 1615 Kersey Valley Road High Point, NC These haunted grounds in Greensboro are perfect for the Halloweeners who are looking for a scare. The Grand 18 5601 University Pkwy See scary movies like Paranormal Activity 4, Silent Hill: Revelation or Sinster.

We all saw McKayla Maroney at the London 2012 Olympics displaying her infamous smirk after only winning the silver medal in the gymnastics vault competition in gymnastics. This smirk catapulted her into the realms of “meme famousness” and now it can be a legitimate option for your Halloween day attire. If you want to be McKayla Maroney all you need to do is wear a leotard and handcraft a silver medal (if you don’t have one already) out of aluminum foil and a thick string. Wear the silver medal around your neck and make you best Maroney-esque dissatisfied smirk, making sure people know you’re truly not impressed. Silver Surfer Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was a great movie, and makes an ever

better costume idea. Being the Silver Surfer on Halloween is a great option if you want an easy, but still awesome looking get-up. To be the Silver Surfer, all you need is some well-fitted old clothes (long sleeve T-shirt and jeans), non-toxic silver spray paint and a longboard or surfboard. To put the costume together, just put on your old clothes, spray that silver paint all over your body and carry around your surfboard/longboard on Halloween night.

Russel from Up

Whiteboard or Blackboard

Dressing up as something genuinely scary like Slenderman will get you into the true spirits of a frightening Halloween. For those not familiar with Slenderman, he is a tall, lanky male that is associated with paranormal activity and the disappearance of people. He sports a slim black suit and has a face that is completely white. To be this scary figure on Halloween, you will need to wear a black suit, white shirt, and a black tie. To get your face to appear like Slenderman’s, you can use pantyhose, stockings, or a plain white mask to get the effect. This costume would be especially effective for extremely tall and lanky males.

Now, I know not all of you want to put even a bit of effort into your costumes. But don’t worry — the whiteboard/blackboard costume is perfect for you. All you need is a plain white shirt or a plain black shirt and some markers or chalk. If you opt for the whiteboard costume, wear a white shirt and Velcro some markers on the back. Start off the board with a “Write me a message” sign. If you want to be a blackboard, do the same exact thing except with a black shirt and chalk. Where’s Waldo? Do you want everyone to be looking for you on Halloween? Then being Waldo from the famous “Where’s Waldo?” game is perfect. To be Waldo, you will need a white and red striped long-sleeved shirt and matching hat. If you don’t want to spend some cash on that, you can paint a plain white shirt with red, horizontal stripes. Lastly, wear a pair of glasses and your outfit is complete. Everyone will be looking for you on Halloween night.

Up is a great film by Pixar, and you can emulate the movie’s central character, Russel, in a few simple steps. You will need a scout uniform, and if you don’t have one, you can just wear a button-down shirt and shorts. All you need now are helium balloons, to carry around on Halloween and a baseball cap to top off your costume. Slenderman

If none of the costume ideas above have piqued your interest, and you are still struggling to find the perfect costume, here are some more suggestions. Be something from a trendy topic or current events like the iPhone 5, the 2012 presidential election or even the Hunger Games. You could even be something extremely popular like Facebook. Just remember, to be creative and don’t forget to enjoy yourself this Halloween.

BOTTOMS UP Bloody Red Rum Sangria 3 cups of light rum 1 bottle of Merlot 1/2 cup Triple Sec 1 cup orange juice 1/2 cup pomegranate juice 3 tablespoons sugar 1 orange sliced into thin wheels 1 lime sliced into thin wheels 1 quart club soda to taste Add the fruit to a pitcher and cover with rum, wine, triple sec and the juices. Stir in the sugar, cover and let sit and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. Top with club soda to taste and enjoy this ghoulishly delicious adult beverage.

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