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Healthcare Americans just out of college comprise the fastest growing group of uninsured citizens in the country. For a wide variety of reasons ranging from debt to a feeling of invulnerability, this generation risks substantial medical bills in lieu of purchasing insurance. John McCain: Would give a $2,500 tax credit to singles for the

purchase of health insurance, which would offset the cost of allowing employer-based health coverage to be taxable. The credit encourages the purchase of private health coverage, which would not face an increase in cost under the plan. Any left over credit would be put into a savings account for future use

toward medical costs that might occur later. Barack Obama: Would give individuals and small businesses access to a healthcare plan similar to the one afforded federal employees. This would be accomplished by creating a National Health Insurance Exchange that allows people to buy public insurance plans or

approved private coverage. Under these plans, coverage would be guaranteed regardless of pre-existing conditions, and it would cost a reasonable premium. He would also mandate coverage for children, force large businesses to at least subsidize healthcare costs, expand Medicaid and give subsidies based on income.

Higher Education A degree at this university runs about $160,000 if you live on campus all four years. Across the nation, students at private institutions average around $23,000 in debt upon graduation according to the LA Times. The candidates both want to make college

affordable, but they take different approaches on how to do so as President. John McCain: Would attempt to simplify the tax system and financial aid system to make sure students and their families take advantage of existing programs. He also believes

that eliminating earmarks would allow the government to invest substantially in university research. He also pledged to expand capacity of government to serve as a no other alternatives lender. Barack Obama: Also promises a simplifying of the financial aid pro-

cess by putting a box on tax forms allowing them to be used for aid evaluation. He would institute a program wherein all students would be eligible to receive the first $4,000 of tuition in exchange for completing 100 hours of community service.

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Students debate about election in Shorty’s By Samantha Cernuto | Staff writer

The College Democrats and College Republicans held a town-hall style debate on Oct. 27 in Shorty’s. They had a large crowd with students sitting on the ground and spilling out the front door into the Benson Food Court. The debate was hosted by Pi Sigma Alpha and moderated by senior Kevin Ferris and senior Kristin Olson. Each group had two debaters. Representing the College Dems was junior Zahir Rahman.[resodemt. and senior Ryan Taggett. Debating for the College Reps was junior Benjamin

Lynch, president, and Mock Trial Team Captain senior Tara Tedrow. Questions ranged from college tuition and education to illegal immigration and healthcare plans. The first question to the College Republicans was about the economic climate and the concern it causes students. Lynch and Tedrow were a strong, united front. “John McCain’s plan concerning the economy represents pro-growth. It will provide jobs, not export them … Barack Obama wants to increase the corporate tax which is sending the jobs overseas. We have the second largest corporate tax in

the world and McCain wants to keep lowering that through tax cuts.” Rahman and Taggett replied as forcefully. “Obama is pro-business. He wants to start with the stimulus package which will include 5 million new jobs. Obama wants to lower taxes for 95 percent of the country. He wants to eliminate the small business tax and to create tax incentives to keep jobs here ... Obama’s education and healthcare are good for the economy and the country.” Another question addressed was how the federal government should respond to the rising college tuition and the College Dems spoke first.

“We need to address health care before taxes. $4000 a year for students is a step in the right direction. Obama is focusing on the middle class … Students are worried about jobs after school. It is important to improve the economy overall by providing more jobs.” The College Reps once again delivered. “The government provides financial aid now, but it is lost in tax codes and McCain wants to make those codes easier. Obama wants to focus on the money for public universities and

This past week, tragedy hit the family of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson with the murders of Hudson’s mother Darnell Donerson, her brother Jason Hudson and 7-year-old nephew Julian King. The bodies of Hudson’s mother and brother were found in their home Oct. 24, while the body of her nephew was found in the back of an SUV on Chicago’s west side on Oct. 2. No one has been charged in the shooting deaths of Hudson’s three family members, but William Balfour – Julian’s stepfather and the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister – has been named a suspect. Balfour has previously served seven years for attempted murder and vehicular hijacking.

McCain/Palin ticket calls for Alaska Senator’s resignation On Oct. 28, Senator Ted Stevens from Alaska – whose political career spans 40 years – was found guilty of violating federal ethics laws by failing to report tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and services he had received from friends. His fellow Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona called for Stevens to resign his seat, saying, “I hope that my colleagues in the Senate will be spurred by these events to redouble their efforts to end this kind of corruption once and for all.” McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin, governor of Stevens’ native Alaska, also called for Stevens’ resignation on Oct. 28. However, Stevens has given no indication that he will end his career.

Shooting on Arkansas campus kills two students On Oct. 26, a shooting occurred just after 9 p.m. at the University of Central Arkansas when a group of men drove onto campus and opened fire. University officials identified the dead as Ryan Henderson, 18, a freshman from Little Rock, and Chavares Block, 19, a sophomore from Dermott. Four men were detained on Oct. 27 in connection with the weekend shooting based on accounts of numerous witnesses. UCA, the second-largest university in Arkansas, has nearly 13,000 enrolled students, about 90 percent from the state. About 500 people gathered Oct. 27 evening at a memorial service on the UCA campus to mourn and to sing “Amazing Grace.”

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University takes another step in the Strategic Plan By Lauren Dayton | Staff writer

The Benson Food Court will soon be under construction as the university implements its Strategic Plan for improvements to the campus. The work will begin sometime in the next few weeks, as soon as all of the necessary building permits are issued. The new updates will improve the food court’s functionality, which is largely unchanged since its original completion nearly 20 years ago in 1989. The goals of the project are to expand the capacity of the food court, to improve efficient use of space and the quality of the food, and to update the interior aesthetics. The new plan also seeks to remedy the inefficiencies of the current layout: in the new food court, each station will have its own register and the stations will offer items that take less time to prepare. Because of the need for dining capacity on campus, Benson will not be shut down entirely during the construction. Instead, the work will take place in three stages over 10 months, the first of which will last from the start of construction until winter recess in December. It will include a kitchen addition on Shorty’s, which will enable it to provide full-service restaurant capabilities.

The original intention, for Shorty’s to be a weekend hang-out for students, has yet to be realized. The hope is that these new changes will allow students to enjoy Shorty’s in the role it was intended to fill, Jim Alty, associate vice president for facilities and campus services, said. With the updates, patrons can short-order from the bar as before or order from menus at the tables. Both will accommodate the meal plan, and the food will be American fare. The Benson Food Court will remain fully operational during this phase, but a portion of the plaza and sidewalks between Benson and Tribble Hall will be fenced off for safety purposes and to provide a staging area for construction equipment. The fenced-off area will remain in place, and pedestrian traffic will be detoured around it for most of the project period. The second stage will begin over winter recess and last until the end of the spring semester. During this time the south half of the Benson Food Court will be closed, including Shorty’s, Bodega and the space that used to house the copy center. That space will be changed into Zoca’s, a Tex-Mex venue. Improvements to Shorty’s, including new seating, lighting and décor as well as a new performance stage and a new bar area are also part of the second

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In three phases, Benson Food Court will be renovated starting with an expansion of Shorty’s. The first phase will begin over winter break.

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There will be a homecoming banner painting contest on Monday, Nov. 3 on the Mag Quad. It is a campus-wide competition and tradition in which many organizations participate. First, second and third place will be awarded by judges. All of the banners will be displayed during Homecoming Week. The contest will be held from 4-7 p.m.

By Alex Osteen | Opinion editor On Oct. 23, Senator Joe Biden, Democratic candidate for vice president, made a campaign stop at the university. The candidates know that the polls are tight in the state of North Carolina and that Election Day is quickly approaching. The candidates have been visiting the state left and right, and the university is right in the thick of it. An estimated 5,000 people from the university and the community filled up the Reynolda side of Hearn Plaza to listen to Biden’s speech. The university is not new to hosting big-name candidates; just last semester, in fact, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, as well as other candidates, visited campus. Many students went to catch a glimpse of Biden, the renowned policy-maker, while others who are still on the fence went to listen to the points Biden, the candidate, had to make. “I came here because I was undecided up until about a month and a half ago. I’ve been a Republican for most of my life and, as somebody who’s now decided to vote for Obama, I wanted to actually come and hear Biden and also because I think political action is important,” senior Kristin Olsen said. Olsen’s friend and fellow student fit into the latter, still-undecided category. “It gave

Get ready for annual Powderpuff football tournament The annual Homecoming powderpuff football tournament will take place on Nov. 4 from 4-7 p.m. Students are encouraged to create teams to compete. The second round and championship will take place on Nov. 6.

Mentalist comes to campus for Homecoming Week Robert Channing, a mentalist, is coming to campus Nov. 6 for Homecoming Week. He will perform a jaw-dropping ESP show as he entertains with his amazing sixth sense. The show will take place at 8 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.

Student Government hosts Homecoming Bash Student Government will host its Homecoming Dance on Friday, Nov. 7. The dress code is dressy causal. The dance will feature catered food, a DJ, dancing and a red carpet. The event will take place at the Millennium Center starting at 10 p.m. with shuttles running from Benson University Center to the event.

me, if nothing else, whether I agreed with what he was saying or not, a really good springboard to look into the issues and decide how I feel about it and who I most identify with,” freshman Brittany Agrillo said. In preparation for the event this time around, the Quad, and the campus as a whole, underwent a substantial transformation. Obama/Biden campaign officials led the process with help from volunteers from student groups College Democrats and Wake for Change. Within a few short hours that morning, the campus was converted to a securitized maze of metal barricades and risers. Essentially, they erected a stage right on the Quad and surrounded it with a security check point. All pedestrian traffic was routed around the sides of Reynolda Hall by the numerous police. Car traffic was also affected. According to Officer R.E. Best of the Winston-Salem Police Department, there were approximately 50 officers from the WSPD on campus. They were also working in conjunction with University Police, Forsyth County Sherriff’s Department and the Secret Service. There were a large contingency of local and national reporters covering the event,

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University Theatre presents All My Sons University Theatre will present All My Sons as part of its 2008-2009 MainStage Season. The play was written by Arthur Miller and is directed by Sharon Andrews. The play runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 and again from Nov. 5 to 9. The evening performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. and the matinees will take place at 2 p.m. This is the second play of the season.

Wake up early to attend Festival on the Quad On Saturday, Nov. 8 before the Homecoming football game there will be a festival on the Hearn Plaza. There will be food, games and music. The event is sponsored by the alumni association and will take place from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Get pumped for the Virginia Game with annual bonfire The annual Homecoming bonfire will take place From 7-10:30 p.m. on Nov. 7th on Davis Field. The Homecoming court nominees, Unified Rhythms, Head Football Coach Jim Grobe and the football team will be in attendance. Music will be provided by Snackbar Jones.

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Activists argue against sexualized culture By Caitlin Brooks | Asst. news editor

“We live in a rape culture,” Matthew Ezzell, a leader of the Stop Porn Culture Movement, said. “Within a rape culture, 100 percent of women live with the threat of rape everyday, and our media is pervaded by images of sexual violence against women.” Ezzell was the first of three lecturers who spoke at the Porn Wars Symposium held Oct. 25. Students intrigued by the event’s name and hoping to leisurely view pornography for six hours on a Saturday afternoon would have been sorely disappointed in the symposium’s message: pornography is harmful to women and to the men that attempt to live up to the unrealistic expectations of masculinity presented in mainstream pornography. Ezzell lead the symposium with a talk titled “Pornography, Lad Mags, Video Games, and Boys,” which

focused primarily on the negatives effects the porn industry has on impressionable boys. To illustrate his point and provide a gateway into the conversation, Ezzell related the reactions of some college students when he asked them if having sex with a drunk girl who had passed out was rape. The students allegedly said, “If you have sex with her when she’s passed out, you’re taking advantage of the situation. If she wakes up, then you’re taking advantage of her.” “What kind of society do we live in where this is the answer from a typical college male? How is this possible?” Ezzell asked. The answer? Our super-saturated porn culture. According to the most recent statistics, 1.5 hardcore porn films are produced every hour of every day worldwide. The dominant

from Playboy and Maxim including one article titled, “How to Cure a Feminist” from the November 2003 issue of Maxim. He argues that all of these main-stream media sources idealize male dominance and female subservience. He then showed a graphic montage of scenes from Grand Theft Auto in which the protagonist is depicted soliciting hookers, having sex with them in cars and then killing them to steal back his money – all in the course of regular game play. This same character then frequents a strip club where two women give him a lap dance as he proclaims; “Now this is what I call the American dream.” “Central to all of these issues is the concept of control, the domination of women, but what people need to realize is that feminist sex is better.

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themes in these flicks? All women at all times want sex from all men, women like all the sexual acts that men perform on them, and the women that do not at first realize these things will do so with a little force. According to Ezzell, these are extremely dangerous, hazardous assumptions represented to more than 70 percent of young adolescents who stumble across them on the Internet. After revealing these telling statistics and others, Ezzell brought the discussion around to more everyday, public pornographic materials; namely Lad Mags (think Playboy, Hustler) and videogames (Grand Theft Auto). Ezzell illustrated his point using images and articles taken

• University Police responded to 59 calls from Oct. 20-26, including 10 incidents and investigations and 49 service calls. The following is a summary of the incidents and investigations.

Thefts • A cell phone valued at $300 was reported stolen Oct. 20 from a locked office in Salem Hall. The theft occurred between Aug. 20 and Oct. 16. There were no signs of forced entry. • A cell phone and a wallet and its contents valued together at $157 were reported stolen Oct. 21 after a student lost the items on Hearn Plaza and later could not find them. • Cash totaling $75 was reported stolen Oct. 23 from Starling Hall after an unknown subject

broke a window, entered the building and stole the cash. • Cash totaling $530 was reported stolen from an unlocked room at Babcock Residence Hall between 9 p.m. and midnight on Oct. 22. • A vehicle was stolen Oct. 24 from the upper parking lot at Starling Hall after an unknown subject(s) entered a secured office and removed the keys from a desk drawer. The Winston-Salem Police Department later found the vehicle parked and undamaged on Woods Road and returned it to the owner. • Candy was reported stolen Oct. 24 from a secured office in Benson University Center. The theft occurred between Oct. 16 and Oct. 20. There were no signs of forced entry from the office.

Miscellaneous • University Police responded Oct. 20 to a call about a fight in progress at Benson University Center Food Court, but the individuals had left the building and could not be identified. • While towing a student’s vehicle on Jasper Memory Lane Oct. 22 for outstanding tickets, University Police noticed a paintball gun inside and confiscated the weapon. • University Police responded Oct. 24 to a call about a possible prescription drug overdose at Luter Residence Hall and transported a student to the Student Health Service. Information about the incident was provided to Harold Holmes, associate vice president and dean of student services.

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‘Voices’speaker highlights nature Biden: Senator visits university In the university’s lecture series, Bruce Beehler will discuss conservationism By Kathleen Hill | Contributing wrter

Bruce Beehler, vice president of Conservation International and noted ornithologist, knows the feeling of discovering a new species firsthand. Conservation International, is a nonprofit organization that, according to its Web site, endeavors to “protect Earth’s biodiversity and demonstrate that human societies can live harmoniously with nature.� The organization exemplifies the effort and passion needed to begin the conservation of the rich and vibrant rainforests and other diverse environments and ecosystems. Beehler has spent 30 years studying and examining wildlife and conservation techniques in the Asian-Pacific, particularly in the largely uninhabited areas of the lush and remote Foja Mountains. The Foja Mountain range, covering over 700,000 acres, is found in western Indonesia, otherwise known as New Guinea.

Though these mountains are located in such a tropical and concentrated area, this mountain range contains species that do not live anywhere else on this planet. When Beehler found a rare and new species of the honeyeater bird, he promptly named it after his wife. Indeed, Beehler’s many productive trips to New Guinea have ended happily with he and his team discovering over 30 new species of wildlife. At 7 p.m. on Nov. 13, Beehler will be taking part in the 2008-2009 annual Voices of Our Time lecture series in Wait Chapel. He will share and discuss his enthusiasm for conservaBeehler tionism, discovery and exploration, and he will describe his experiences in the Foja Mountains. According to the press release, he will include footage and photography of his discoveries and voyages in his presentation, possibly from his most recent trip to New Guinea. “I hope to spread the word of hope regarding our fragile and

changing planet,â€? Beehler said. “There are pristine environments out there that are beyond our reach, and we will have an opportunity to conserve them as prototypes ‌ that thrived before humankind intervened to alter so much of our world.â€? He hopes that students will be inspired to help the environment and believes that students should slow down during their rushed day and enjoy the important wonders of the natural world. Indeed, he deems conservation and exploration to be “important callings (in life)â€? and encourages both students and graduates of the university to delve into and discover the world’s natural beauty. “In November, I will argue that we need to be investing much more in learning the nature of our own planet before we invest billions on space travel to Mars,â€? Beehler said. Beehler is currently working with Conservation International and the Indonesian government to protect the Foja mountain range and other environments in the Asian-Pacific region that are teeming with undiscovered species. Beehler will return from another expedition to New Guinea two days before speaking in Wait Chapel on Nov. 13.

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including the traveling press that follows Biden. A line began to form more than four hours ahead of time that soon wrapped around Wait Chapel and Huffman House. Those who got there early were led through security and could sit in the bleachers around the stage or on the steps of Reynolda. People could also stand directly in front of and around the stage. About a half hour before Biden arrived, the security closed the inner circle to spectators and let them fill in the parts around the barricaded stage area. Biden arrived 45 minutes late, but in the time before he showed up, junior Randy Paris, who has taken the semester off of classes to work for the Obama campaign, gave a brief address on the monumentality of this election and pushed early

voting. The mayor of Winston-Salem, Allen Joines, then introduced Biden. The campaign also played oldies and pop hits in the off time. Once he made it to campus, Biden jumped right into his speech. Although he didn’t make any never-before-heard statements, he addressed his (and Obama’s) policies on the economy, health care and national service among others, and attacked various McCain policies. He left after 30 minutes, en route to Meredith College in Raleigh. “I’m not a strong supporter of any of the candidates, and I think all of them have lots of weaknesses,� senior Grace Johnson said. “But I thought that Biden did a great job of coming out and talking about the issues that are really applicable to college students ... all real close to our heart, and it was effective talking with college students.�

Entrepreneurship offices earn awards at conference By Blaze Cain | Contributing writer

The university took home two awards from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) at the group’s 2008 conference held in Tucson, Ariz. This marks the first time any school has won two such awards in one year. The GCEC is an organization with more than 200 members working together to foster the growth of university-based entrepreneurship centers and to address specific issues and challenges in entrepreneurship education. The intent of the organization is to provide a coordinated vehicle where participating members can collaborate and communicate on the specific issues and challenges confronting university-based entrepreneurship centers.

The university’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts and the Babcock Graduate School of Management’s Angell Center for Entrepreneurship collaborated to jointly win the GCEC Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovations along with the GCEC Award for Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across the Disciplines. Winners of the Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovations are judged on the general teaching and learning environment and student successes in new venues. They are also evaluated based on evidence of innovation, such as developing new courses, implementing initiatives to support entrepreneurship teaching, integrating programs in the sciences

and the arts, and supporting studentorganized activities. “The Angell Center for Entrepreneurship and the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts have taken leadership roles in developing new courses, pedagogy and curriculum,� Stan Mandel, director of the Angell Center for Entrepreneurship, said. Mandel has participated in the start-up of more than 15 organizations in the medical device, education, biotechnology, retail, financial services, health care, consulting and nonprofit sectors. Recipients of the Award for Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across the Disciplines are judged on overall leadership and accomplishments, availability of programs to interested learners, involvement of non-business faculty, curriculum development, inte-

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grated campus-wide initiatives and interdisciplinary programs, innovative model programs and key partnerships and collaborations. “The Wake Forest program in entrepreneurship seeks to bridge across all disciplines, making entrepreneurship an integral part of the university experience,� Elizabeth Gatewood, director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts, said. Gatewood leads the university’s efforts to instill entrepreneurial thinking and action across the campus. In 2004, Entrepreneur magazine named Gatewood one of the top 10 entrepreneurship center directors in the country. The university’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts was established in July 2004 to coordinate and oversee the range of entrepreneurial activities

across the various disciplines of the university. During the 2007-2008 academic year, more than 10 percent of the university’s 4,400 undergraduate students enrolled in one or more entrepreneurship course, and 187 students from 28 different majors chose the new entrepreneurship and social enterprise minor, which has become the fastest growing and largest minor on campus. Today, GCEC stands as the premier leadership organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based centers for entrepreneurship. “Winning these awards is an indication of our efforts to begin branding entrepreneurship as a university-wide phenomenon at Wake Forest,� Mandel said.

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That is to say sex in which both partners are equal will always be better than sex that is demeaning and dehumanizing to one or both partners,” Ezzell said. Ann Scales, a professor of law at the University of Denver and visiting professor of law at UNC Chapel Hill delivered the second lecture of the symposium. Her talk was entitled “The Law is Some Tricky Shit: Pornography and the Law.” Scales focused on the First Amendment’s freedom of speech clause and the numerous exceptions to it, including policy on obscenity. Miller v. California defines obscenity as not protected under the freedom of speech right when the average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find the subject matter offensive. As Scales pointed out, “This makes it a moral issue. When morality is the issue, who decides?” Scales proposed that obscenity, specifically pornography, should not be about morality or socially accepted behavior. “This definition (of obscenity) addresses the moral harm, but not the gendered harm of words,” Scales said. “This is not about what might offend

mom and pop; it’s about the actual harm done to children, sometimes to men and most often to adult women.” She proposed that society and the law put the designation of obscenity and harm in the hands of the victims of the industry; the women who are forced to perform sexual acts, or have dehumanizing sexual acts performed on them because they feel they have no other options in life. “Why is child pornography illegal, but pornography of women is not illegal?” she asked. Scales mirrored Ezzell’s statements at the end of her lecture. “Pornography leads to icky sex. Ours (the Stop Porn Culture Movement’s) is the pro-sex perspective.” The final lecture was a two part discussion lead by Jane Caputi, an ecofeminist and professor of women’s studies and communications at Florida Atlantic University. Her discussion of the everyday objectification of women was prefaced by the showing of her documentary titled The Pornography of Everyday Life, which criticized how sexual violence has been infused into our culture. The documentary, comprised mostly of images from retail advertisements and magazine covers, depicted women consistently dominated by men, even in ads for seemingly innocuous prod-

ucts like jeans and shoes. One of the most striking images, the June 1978 cover of Hustler Magazine, depicts the bent legs of a naked woman being pushed through a meat grinder. The documentary also proposed a thoroughly eco-feminist message; degradation of women is paralleled by abasement of female pagan gods by Christianity and other male dominated religions. As women became less sacred in society, so did the idea of Mother Earth. Following a question and answer period on the documentary, Caputi moved to a slideshow and discussion on the pornography of the 2008 presidential election. Using an extensive collection of images degrading everyone from Barack Obama to Sarah Palin on aspects of their personas from race to gender to intellect to age, Caputi illustrated that no one is safe from dehumanization and humiliation in a culture that condones and conforms to images of everyday violence and oppression. The three speakers rounded off the lecture with a question and answer period and a plea that anyone interested in stopping the cycle of violence perpetuated by the pornography industry should go to to learn what they could do in their communities.

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Senior Ryan Tagget of College Democrats makes his case during the debate with College Republicans.

because of that the government can control where students go to school. What about private schools like Wake and Duke that are expensive and students won’t be able to afford because the money is going to the public schools?” The questions that followed included America’s literacy problems, free trade, America’s 12 million undocumented workers, health care plans, international threats, humanitarian aid and national security. After an hour and 15 minutes, the debate concluded with closing remarks from both sides. College Republicans spoke first claiming that John McCain is “pro-growth and

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pro-American” and America needs to stop thinking about hope and return to reality College Democrats concluded explaining that Obama aims to strengthen the middle class by lowering health care costs. They also said his way to deal with immigrants is the only sensible way and that Obama is not afraid to take on the job. After the debate, senior Ryan Taggett exited with a smile on his face. “It was a lot of fun, and I’m glad it didn’t turn ugly. It is important for students to hear this from a student’s perspective more so than a politician’s perspective. College Republicans did great. Students want change, not more of the same” Junior Saket Munshaw commented on the relativity of the questions.

“The beginning issues were great because they addressed us college kids. These are the vital issues that students will change their vote upon.” Sophomore Kyle Griege also attended the debate and was impressed. “Student involvement is very important. It is important for students to be politically educated especially now since this is the most important election of our lifetime,” he said. Senior Tara Tedrow was confident after the event. “It was a great debate and a great opportunity for students to hear issues. Barack Obama has general policies and John McCain has substantial policies. Hope is not the answer because this is reality.”

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Issues: Political issues affect college students Benson: Economy Construction to start in Dec. The news for the last few weeks has covered nothing but the financial crisis. Beyond the markets failing, the national debt clock recently received a new digit and energy prices threaten to raise the costs of production. College graduates will not only face a remarkably tough job market, but they will also need to help pay off an exponentially expanding government debt. John McCain: Plans to continue the current tax cuts for the upper class and lower the


Closely linked to issues about energy, environmental concerns underscore both candidates economic and foreign policy plans. Both candidates believe a strong commitment to renewable energy will result in up to five million new jobs. They also both favor a cap and trade system of emissions credits and hope to reduce dependence on foreign sources of energy.

corporate tax rate 35 percent to 25 percent. He would establish a tax credit for research and development, encourage free trade and expand domestic production of oil and gas. He has stated that he believes he can balance the budget during his term in office For a single person making $50,000, McCain would offer a savings of $39.34 over the current system according to a calculator based on the tax policy center's findings. Barack Obama: Obama would implement

higher taxes for the upper class and eliminate tax breaks for companies shifting jobs abroad. He would institute a fair trade policy and renegotiate NAFTA. He plans on giving a $1,000 rebate for families to pay for rises in energy prices. He opposes privatizing Social Security, and he would attempt to keep it afloat by increasing tax burden on employers and those making over $250,000. For a person making $50,000, Obama would offer a savings of $468.76 over the current system.

John McCain: Favored expansion of offshore drilling earlier and more adamantly than his opponent. He aims to build 45 nuclear power plants by the year 2030. His plan includes offering a $300 million prize for the development of a battery system outstripping current hybrid technology.

Barack Obama: Originally opposed offshore drilling and was hesitant on nuclear energy, but has since become a proponent of both policies. He would create a $7,000 tax credit for buying hybrid cars. In addition, he would give $4 billion to research advances in clean automobile technology.

University counselor appointed to state board By Stephanie Papes | Contributing writer

Professor Samuel T. Gladding, chair of the department of counseling, was recently deemed eligible for a position on the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLBC). Appointed by Governor Michael Easley, he will serve a three-year term. Those in the health profession who wish to practice must meet certain standards set by the NCBLBC to receive licensure. The board serves to monitor practicing counselors to ensure they are

practicing responsibly and continuing to broaden the purview of their knowledge and education. It rules on relevant ethical matters as well. Gladding has been a part of the Wake Forest faculty since 1990, and he became a licensed professional counselor in 1994. “Licensure is essential ... I think of it as both a legal and an ethical obligation,” he said. Prior to teaching at the university, Gladding worked as a counselor in both Connecticut and Alabama. He is a former Demon Deacon him-

self and has been recognized by the American Counseling Associiation as a humanitarian. Balancing teaching, practicing counseling in Forsyth County and authoring books, Gladding clearly is prepared to accept his new position on the NCBLB. He intends to be productive during his term, focusing on working with fellow board members to update laws regulating licensed counselors as well as credentials for becoming one. Key topics of interest in Gladding’s field include family and group counseling, clinical mental health and use

of creative arts in counseling. He will be teaching an undergraduate class on the latter subject next semester for those students interested in exploring how music, literature, writing, drawing and the visual arts can potentially benefit mental health. Gladding attributes much of his success to the university and expresses his pride and gratitude. “Wake Forest has provided me with time, resources and stimulation. The faculty is very strong and the library and other resources are excellent,” he said.

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stage’s improvements. Shorty’s will also be expanded into the space currently occupied by Bodega. The final stage will take place next summer, from May to August. During this third stage, the rest of the food court will be closed and updated with new finishes, furniture and food venues. This includes adding more and different seating (10-20 percent more indoor seating and an expanded patio outside of Shorty’s with 40-50 additional seats). Some of the new seating will be “soft seating”: armchairs similar to those on the second floor of the new Starbucks in the ZSR Library. Upon re-opening, the food venues will include Chick-fil-A, World’s Fare (featuring alternating ethnic cuisines) Grab & Go (offering quick, convenience foods) and Energy Zone (a smoothie and shake venue). Some of the options for cuisine at the World’s Fare include Thai, Chinese and Greek food, and the rotation of the offerings will be based on students’ preferences once the venue opens. The station will not be able to offer sushi because of the stringent health regulations associated with serving raw food. The Grab & Go station will be right next to the entrance, allowing easy access for patrons in a hurry. It will also have a greater quantity and selection of items than Benson’s current on-the-go offerings. Alty said the contractor, D.H. Griffin of Greensboro, will make every effort to minimize construction noise and traffic when classes are in session. “We regret any inconvenience this project may cause to the campus community,” Alty said. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we revitalize the food court and provide the campus with a much improved social and dining area.”           


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Bipartisanship is commendable


e have the sneaking inclination that everybody is just a little bit tired of hearing about the upcoming election. The overload of all things politics blasted at us from all sides all the time has made us, and most likely everybody else too, ready for it all to be over. But before we put the whole presidential race thing to bed for a while, we’d like to take the opportunity to express how impressed we are with the work that the student political groups have been doing this semester. The way that College Democrats and College Republicans (and other groups) have been working together for the common goal of getting students registered and shuttled to the polls to vote early truly puts the national parties to shame. Working with the “other side”

to get something positive accomplished? “Are they out of their minds?” senators today would ask. Also, there is a lot of room for praise regarding the recent debate between both clubs. We believe that those involved made it a grand success. Evidence enough lies in the number of students who showed up to listen in — it’s been a while since we’ve seen Shorty’s so full. It was great to listen to our peers discuss their parties’ policies intelligently and on the merit of the issues’ ideas without stooping to the nasty negative attacks as the candidates have. So, way to go College Dems and Reps! We hope that their large efforts to get students to vote may turn around this year’s youth vote (we still remember 2004’s turnout: it was, needless to say, pathetic).

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Don’t give up on our football team N

Miranda Kelly

Old Gold & Black columnist


kay, so watching your football team lose a game is never fun. Watching them lose three out of the last four games can be plain old frustrating, especially when they started the season off on such promising terms. But we cannot and should not stop being good fans. We all need to keep the faith in our coach and in our team that we’ve maintained in the past when times have gotten tough. It wasn’t too many seasons ago when any win was incredible; let’s not forget that. Also, in case people don’t remember, our team is only two more victories away from being bowl eligible. Regarding the Miami game of

Oct. 25, honestly, we weren’t too pleased with what we saw, offensively speaking. Having a quarterback with such a high pass completion perhaps should beg more chances to pass. But we’re not the experts nor are we in charge. We do see the need for a change with our team’s overall strategy, however. We’d like to see our team’s attributes better utilized. We need a healthier mix of plays. We have the chance, just like they said of our team at the beginning of the season, to play great. This season’s ACC teams have been underperforming and we should capitalize on it. So let’s give our team the support they deserve. Go Deacs!

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ext Tuesday, millions of Americans will enter poll booths to check off their choice for the highest office in this nation, in addition to marking down their choice for various state and local offices. When they do so, they should take pause and consider where the country is today, and what has led us to this point — namely, the creeping complacency that lead to the selection of lessthan-illustrious candidates for offices across the nation and in our country’s capitol. One of the biggest afflictions for America today is a curious willingness to “settle” when it comes to political choice – people hew closely to party lines even as they grumble that their party

of choice keeps selecting candidates out of step with their own political beliefs. Why is our country such a mess? Because moderate Republicans settled for George W. Bush in 2000 instead of letting their party know how they really felt, letting their party know that they didn’t like the direction the party was going in. Why is our nation slowly rotting right before our eyes? Because liberal Democrats settled for John Kerry in 2004 instead of checking off for the candidate they really supported, instead of sending that message to the party leadership that they were mad. All of this is very odd when one considers how much American consumerism demands – the American consumer wants their MP3 player, their microwave and their car tailored completely to their wishes, from color and shape to cost and reliability. So, America, why lie down in complacency when it comes to politics? Won’t the tax code affect you more than the


University’s student body has obligation to be respectful spectators “Proud to be a Deacon. Wake Forest exemplifies dignity, class and integrity. Our desire to win has never overcome the respect we have for our opponents or their fans. On game days, and always, show off that competitive spirit that makes everyone Proud to be a Deacon.” This mission statement was developed by a group of Wake Forest student leaders, staff and athletic department personnel to form a unified campaign to promote sportsmanship by all associated with Wake Forest University. Being “proud to be a Deacon” is not only relevant at sporting events but in our everyday life as members of the Wake Forest community. After reading the editorial (“Fans should be above tastelessness”) and letter to the editor (“Sportsmanship should be embodied by all Demon Deacon fans”) in the Oct. 16 edition of the Old Gold & Black, I was disappointed to learn of poor sportsmanship being displayed toward our guests in the stands at the Clemson game on Oct. 9. According to the letter, profanity and taunting by our students directed toward Clemson fans was at such a level that many were offended and a family with a young child was forced to leave the game.

BTU capacity of your air conditioner? Won’t environmental policy have a greater impact on your life than the brand name of the cell phone you’ve got? But what does this all really mean? America, wake up – if your political party no longer meets your needs, no longer pursues the goals you think will help make your country grand, then leave it. So you’re a Republican, but, honestly, you think Barack Obama simply has better ideas and direction – forget party affiliation, go vote for Obama. So you’re an angry Democrat who feels that your party just doesn’t care about women and minorities despite rhetoric to the contrary – then don’t vote Democrat. Vote for a candidate you can really believe in. I can hear the arguments to the contrary already, though – for instance, if you vote third party, what happens when your swingstate swings the worst way possible?


It is my understanding that this incident was discussed at the Student Government Cabinet the week following the game. I am encouraged to know that the university student leaders are taking an active role in promoting sportsmanship and addressing these issues when they arise. I am also very sensitive to the fine line between promoting passion for our teams and excitement from the student body while at the same time expressing enthusiasm in a positive and “family friendly” manner. It is possible to have the right balance and this is something we need to continue to pursue. In fact, that balance was achieved at our game against Navy as our students were respectful to our opponent but also passionate and supportive of our team. The athletic department is working hard to promote student involvement at our events. The students provide the excitement and energy our teams need to be successful on the field. We encourage and welcome a loud raucous student section and are doing what we can to make all of our home venues the toughest place to play in the ACC. Students, and all of our fans, need to take ownership of our events and do what they can to make them exciting, fun and also a place where everyone can come and enjoy the game. We ask all of our fans to take advantage of the new hotline in place at the games. If an unruly fan is observed, anyone can call ext. 4263 (GAME) and report it to

This is shortsightedness at its worst – you are looking at the bottom line for the next four years only, ignoring that, four years on, then what? Your party goes for the lowest common denominator once again, and things never truly change. You really want things to be different, you really want this country to improve? Stop buying into an incumbency of ideas where complacency rules the day, politicians’ pockets grow deeper, and you, the voter, the citizen, are left feeling the pinch as the game becomes less and less about what the country needs, and more and more about what the political machines think the country wants to hear. This isn’t about instant gratification – this is about the long run, even if “in the long run we’re all dead.” Tired of politics as usual? Really love America? Then actually vote for someone you agree with. Miranda Kelly is a junior religion major from Quincy, Mass.


the game operations staff. The behavior will be dealt with by appropriate game staff and/or security personnel without anyone knowing a call was made. I hope we can all continue to work together to make our Wake Forest athletic events fun and exciting and a source of pride for everyone. We welcome input on ways we can improve the experience on game day. Together we can show everyone what it means to be “proud to be a Deacon!” Barbara Walker Senior Associate Athletic Director

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 A7

An Obama victory will change history Mick Erlandson Guest columnist


ith less than one week to go, undoubtedly you already know the stakes are extraordinarily high. But do you realize how high? There’s a serious chance that one day, years from this brisk fall afternoon, our children will dust off their history books and find 2008 staring them in the face, standing proudly with the likes of 1991, 1968, 1865, or (dare I say?) 1776. What exactly is at stake today for our America? In this very moment, we face the largest economic and credit crisis since the Great Depression. We’re involved in the most expensive war in United States history. We’re in the midst of an enormous political realignment and baring witness to the end of a political movement that began with Nixon, was perfected by Reagan and destroyed by Rove. Awareness is the key — it’s our civic duty to stop for just a minute and formulate some ideas on the tough issues we face today. But in the midst of all of this, there’s one thing that I can’t get off my mind lately. In just

one week, all signs are pointing to arguably the biggest breakthrough in the history of American civil rights. At just 221 years old, the U.S. is far from being a member of the senior citizen club on the world stage by comparison with the likes of China and England; you could go so far as to say we are barely out of diapers. We were a nation born with a fundamental burden. Slavery tore apart progress, legislation, families and, eventually, the entire nation, as it consumed us throughout our first century. But many courageous souls fought, bled and were ultimately lost battling through the threefifth law, black codes, Jim Crow and de Jure segregation, which lasted until 1956 (only to be counteracted by the Southern Manifesto). But America has come a tremendously long way in the course of very little time. However, even in the wake of the progress we’ve made, a quick glance at statistics on incarceration, “traditional family structure,” or education by race reminds us that the scabs of an ugly past some six or seven generations removed have yet to completely heal over. There is still much work to be done, and we are the generation to do it. Come Nov. 4, a Barack Obama victory will elicit feelings from many of

us that cannot be put into words. And I know people of all creeds and colors, and only hours within the African-American community, there until an unlikely but beautiful story becomes will be unbridled pride which will flow directly reality. from many hearts in the form of tears, to an Our nation is about to become the first world extent which I will never completely know power with a democratically elected minority for without walking a mile in those well-worn shoes a president. to face the daily trials and tribulations of racial To laud the man’s brilliance as a role-model prejudice. to live by for all of us would This man, perhaps the only scratch the surface. As In just one week, all signs are most charismatic leader we he risks his life day in and will see in our lifetime, seeks pointing to arguably the biggest day out campaigning for a to find the commonalities better country or, moreover, breakthrough in the history of within all of us, bringing a better world, realize that American civil rights. out shared experiences that this was only possible from unite us under one flag. He the bottom-up. refutes the standard political From the million man motif of pragmatism, masking idealism in favor march, to that first brave sit-in in Charlotte, of turning the model upside-down. And the from grassroots voter registration to turning ghosts of those who fought for his chance — words into action — it is that audacity of hope our chance — braving lynch-mobs, police dogs that gets ordinary people to do extraordinary and fire hoses should not be forgotten. But it’s things. And in the wee hours of the night when also important to realize these changes come in Nov. 4 becomes Nov. 5, those of us who tune-in what is equivalent to an historical nanosecond, to watch history in the making will once again and the sweeping generational change towards proudly utter that cliché phrase: “Only in progressivism has come in the blink of an eye. America.” We stand here today only 17 years removed from the brutal Rodney King beating and race Mick Erlandson is a senior history and chemistry riots, 43 years from de facto enfranchisement of major from Vero Beach, Fla.

Support progress by voting Zahir Rahman


Old Gold & Black columnist

t would be naïve for me to explain in this article why you must vote in this election. I realize that for many of us, politics just do not really matter, and that the decisions made by the government will not affect our lives directly for at least the next few years. I would, however, like to tell you why I voted in this election. I decided to vote for Pedro, a 14 year old student at R.J. Reynolds High School who I tutor in math every week. Although he was placed in an Algebra I class, in each session we have had together, we spend three-fourths of our time going over basic arithmetic. It is impossible for me, as a tutor, to help Pedro figure out how to isolate “y” when he needs to write out tally marks every time we multiply numbers greater than five. Pedro is simply one example upon millions of students who illustrate that our educational system is failing. We need to re-invest in our nation’s future by putting our resources into what really matters, the schooling of our citizens, creating a system in which all kids have the equal opportunity to education. No Child Left Behind is misdirected and we need reform immediately, no matter the cost. We need to move toward an educational policy that does not place all emphasis on standardized testing, but rather we need to move toward a

system that teaches students how to think, not what to think. I decided to vote for Sherry, a worker at the Benson Food Court. Sherry is about 40 years old, and one day, when she saw that I had large bags under my eyes and was clearly fatigued, she asked why I was such a mess. I explained that we were trying to get everyone on campus out to vote, and I then asked her if she had voted yet. She quickly replied no, for she had been working long hours all week and her husband had just taken up a second job, and therefore neither of them had been able to put an hour aside to visit the polling place. After informing Sherry of the times and locations for early voting, she then promised that she and her husband would go next Friday, the only day they had off of work. With pride, she then exclaimed, “this is our first election we will vote in!” Sherry represents the America that I voted for — Middle Americans who work hard with a smile on their faces and goodness in their hearts, those who deserve a break and have earned the right to a chance of stability. I decided to vote for every student who will graduate from the university this upcoming spring and will face a depleted job market. Over the last eight years, the implementation of tax cuts for the richest of the rich accompanied with corporate deregulation is responsible for the mess on our hands today. “Government” is indeed not a bad word, but rather it exists to serve and aid the people, and we need to return to this principle. As our seniors leave our comfortable Wake bubble, they enter a world rife with corporate greed and vast corruption, posing great threats to their lifetime dreams of employment and prosperity. I decided to vote because the respect and admiration of the United

States, its leaders, its citizens and its dream have diminished greatly across the world after 9/11. Although immediately after the horrible event we had the globe on our side, the War in Iraq and our unwillingness to work with allies through diplomacy has caused many of our international friends to forgo their support of our efforts. The War in Iraq has obliterated hopes for peace and stability in the Middle East, creating a power vacuum for rogue states and radical groups. Societies across the world that used to look to America as a beacon of progress and hope now have characterized us as an imperialistic aggressor that acts recklessly without restraint nor respect for other cultures. Our current international policies do not correlate to the American foreign policy that once earned our nation high esteem, and we need to return to diplomacy and transparency in order to restore the credibility and integrity we once deserved. I voted because I love the United States of America with every ounce of my being. I love our defining principles, our freedom and our rights. I refuse to see these values dissolve as they have over the last eight years of neo-conservative driven politics and the George W. Bush presidency. We have seen our nation lose its direction and we need change. I urge you to thoroughly think about this election and ponder the power and responsibility you have in your hands. The College Democrats, the College Republicans and Democracy Matters have arranged shuttles to the polls on Friday, Saturday and all-day Election Day, Nov 4. America’s future needs you. I voted in this election. Will you? Zahir Rahman is a junior political science major from Timonium, Md.



Projected national poll results indicate that Obama has a six percent lead.

Presidential Election | Facts and Figures

Going to the polls is our duty Maggie Van Norden Old Gold & Black columnist


ou may be asking yourself, “Why should I vote? People are always telling me that I should vote, that this election really matters, but why should I care? I’m a college student and not at all convinced that the election has anything to do with me.” Well, let me stop you right there. This election does have something to do with you, your life and your future. What am I talking about? If you are a senior, you will be cut loose from Mom and Dad and paying your bills in less than a year. The protected Wake Forest bubble is disintegrating, so enjoy it while it lasts, but you had better get a sense for “Phase II,” if you will. The two candidates will directly impact your ability to find meaningful work when you graduate. And, equally as important, the economic policies of the two gentlemen vying for your vote will affect the companies that hire you, their abilities to continue to employ you and the net take home pay you will receive to pay your bills! Remember, these guys will be in play for no less than four years, and, realistically, the political landscape might be directly impacted for up to eight years. And even if you want to take a pass on the presidency vote, don’t be so naïve as to ignore the makeup of the new Congress. Take a deep breath and consider the ramifications of a single party house, senate and executive office. Essentially, we the people are left with no “check and balance.” And dare I even suggest the potential for a complete redo of the Supreme Court? There are at least

three sitting Supreme Court justices who will likely step down during the next four years, providing a gaping hole ready for attention. With the increased and outrageously inappropriate role of any number of justices legislating from the bench, all Americans need to sit up and take notice. Where do we want our laws made? Give it some thought. Now. Have you given any thought to the role of government in society? Do you think taxes are needed in order to maintain law and order? Do you think our government has a role to play in making an efficient society by making certain we have roads and bridges? Okay, maybe so. But do you want your government — which admittedly hasn’t been hugely effective at any large scale project as yet undertaken — to determine how much money we, as individuals, keep for our own? Do you think you can make your own decisions about what kind of charitable giving you want to provide, or would you prefer your government to determine how much to put into the “distribution pot” and who and why others should receive it? Does a 50 percent tax rate seem too high to you? Do you think the government’s role is needed in order to take care of you? If you think this election doesn’t matter, think again. You may not think you care now, but it is only because you aren’t thinking at all if you reach this conclusion. Vote absentee, vote early, but vote. You have a voice, so use it. And please do me the favor of keeping quiet for the next four to eight years if you don’t take advantage of the right, as we will then not give a care what you might think if you can’t muster the energy to get out and vote on Nov. 4. Maggie Van Norden is a sophomore from Atlanta, Ga.

Americans need a president who understands the economy Tim Rodgers


Guest columnist

n response to the infamous “Joe the Plumber,” when asked about taxation, Obama used the phrase, “spreading the wealth.” Though worrisome in itself, even more disturbing is that his supporters aren’t pretending it was a gaff. Rather, they seem to be embracing the concept, vilifying the financially successful as the leeches of society. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The financially successful provide the backbone of our capitalistic society. Most Democrats seem to overlook things that make them think that it is okay to jack up taxes on top income earners. Chiefly, the vast majority of the upper five percent are doctors, lawyers and other professionals making less than $500,000. One person that doesn’t make the cut is Warren Buffet, an Obama supporter and, according to Forbes, the wealthiest person in the world. This is particularly relevant because Obama normally mentions the time Buffett said he paid a smaller percentage of his income

in taxes than his secretary when the candidate does not have to work; they can live off of their defends his socialistic tax policies. Of course, investments and their savings on a long-term he fails to mention that Buffett would receive a basis. For example, if I have an annual income tax cut under his plan because his salary is less of $75,000 from a respectable job, I am not than $250,000 per year. Despite transforming wealthy. But, if I have an annual income of Berkshire Hathaway from a $75,000 from the interest on my textile company to a financial checking account, I am wealthy. If I powerhouse over 34 years have $62 billion worth of Berkshire Let’s keep in mind that and receiving plenty of the Hathaway stock, I am wealthy. Using the financially successcompany’s stock in the process, this thinking, it is easy to see there ful should not be viewed aren’t that many wealthy people.= Warren Buffett does not fit as a piggy bank from Obama’s definition of wealthy Obama and Buffett are right about because he takes a small salary one thing — the vastly rich don’t which to pay for social of $100,000 per year and pay nearly as high of a percentage programs for the low his company does not issue of their income as you might think income bracket. dividends. This demonstrates because of how they get this money. the chief flaw in Obama’s style The majority of their income comes of class warfare: most of his from lightly-taxed capital gains. upper class is in reality part of This is the profit an individual gains the middle class because the true upper class is from selling a possession that has been held so small that it wouldn’t be worth demonizing. for a significant period of time. This makes There is a basic misunderstanding of wealth. sense because a low capital gains tax encourages Wealth is determined not by the amount of constructive, long-term investments instead money a person makes in a year, but from where of speculative, short-term investments which they derive that income. A wealthy person are frequently more profitable from a pre-tax

perspective. Obama recognizes this benefit: although he plans to raise the capital gains rate by 5 percent that only puts it at 20 percent, less than half the top bracket in his tax plan. With this in mind, it is pretty safe to say that, even under an Obama administration, Buffett and the rest of the truly wealthy would likely pay a smaller percentage in taxes than many. However, the plan would hurt the vital upper-middle class. If you are going to vote for Obama, this column is not going to change your mind. I just hate to see people who have spent years in school to achieve a certain level of success looked down upon. These are not people with money to spare. Yes, they might live in bigger houses and drive nicer cars than the majority of Americans, but they still have bills to pay. Let’s keep in mind that the financially successful should not be viewed as piggy banks from which to pay for social programs for the lower income bracket. They deserve better than that and it seems hypocritical because most pre-med, pre-law and Calloway students hope for this success. Tim Rodgers is a freshman from Corrigan, Texas.

A8 Thursday, October 30, 2008

Old Gold & Black Opinion

Administration should enact a Subway Day Hunter Bratton


Guest columnist

ith the intention of recognizing the distinguished service of the campus employees of Subway, I propose that the university, along with the support of the student body, honor these men and women by instituting a campus-wide holiday. It seems most fitting and appropriate that students and faculty alike pay respect to the daily toil of these workers by setting aside a day to practice the values these men and women so dedicatedly espouse. Many of our fellow students antagonize the altruistic Subway employees, detracting from overall sandwich productivity (OSP) as well as amplifying the stress incurred by such a profession. The Subwayers observe many selfindulgent actions which would impel most to indescribable straits and unrestrained narcissism, yet these men and women choose to share their love and school patriotism with all shoppers instead of lashing back with more malevolence. We students must be our brother’s keeper and not tolerate such fetid deeds, but follow

the precedents set by the employees of the “I was very close to taking a position with university. Goldman Sachs, but I really wanted a job that I encourage everyone who has become catered to my strengths as a people-person,” she accustomed to the insolent speech and explained. “Working in Subway allows me to discourtesy of students in Subway serve people at the most intimate to send a clear and unadulterated level. To see the bright smiles of message to perpetrators that these students every day is worth more Even more, the bread actions are intolerable. than any six figure salary.” factory department, of Replicating the actions and Actions and demeanors which characteristics championed by the which many students promote a thriving campus are employees — kindness, genuine not the only reasons student are unaware, makes interest in others, dedication to satisfaction at Subway is nearly bread so soft that it is in one’s task and professionalism 100 percent. A student poll fact impossible for the — will undoubtedly enrich the found Subway’s consistency in campus atmosphere. First Dresser Woman not producing a delicious product When asked to reflect on to be just as remarkable as to compact the bread. her Subway experience, one the glowing personalities of unidentified worker said, “my raison d’être is to promote clientele satisfaction.” The university and ARAMARK both pride themselves on employing only the highest caliber of competitive workers. Another worker explained that after graduating from the Wharton School of Business, she wanted a job that would give her more than just financial stability.

employees. When a field test was conducted using a Vernier caliper, cuisine scientists found that, from one classic Italian BMT to another, the degree of variability between pepperoni location was only 0.2mm — a remarkable feat since most employees do not use a microscope or any form of visual amplification when dressing the sandwiches. Even more, the bread factory department, of

which many students are unaware, makes bread so soft that it is in fact impossible for the First Dresser Woman not to compact the bread. Students assume the only factor involved in bread creation is the oven in the corner, but this is simply the bread warmer, which is used to ensure the bread is kept at room temperature and unaffected by any radio waves that could cause the bread to fall. With absolutely no recognition, the Subway bread factory workers have learned to use matrices in determining how many shoppers to expect. When the capabilities of this mathematic process fail, they receive the undeserved blame from angered students. As I conclude, I feel it necessary to remind students that past events should be used to dictate our future proceedings, and that modeling one’s life after another’s is a flawless fundamental. It is for the reasons above and uncountable others that this proposal of Subway Day is submitted. Hunter Bratton is as sophomore from Lexington, Tenn.

Speaker warns against Obama

William Owens offers a Christian perspective defending Republicanism

watching and what we really believe when we have our eyes closed and are listening to that still small voice within.” Thus, we are forced to really ask ourselves if Obama really is what he claims he is when nobody is watching Andrew Butler him. Guest columnist Owens answered this question as well on Oct. 23 — he pointed hile Joe Biden seemed to to Obama’s failure to produce an have captured the attention authentic birth certificate thus far and of the student body on Obama’s denial of any ties to Acorn Oct. 23, there was in fact another or to Bill Ayers, which were later intellectual great who graced our uncovered as having been false. campus that day. That Obama has on several occasions That man was William Owens, exposed his duplicity is proof enough, Jr., a contemporary Christian writer as Owens contends, that he is not the who has authored over seven books, same man on television as he is in the his most recent being Obama: Why shelter of his home. Black America Should Have Doubts. Why, then, should black America be It was this book that Owens came to worried? share with the College Republicans As Owens says, black Americans that evening, and his highly eloquent value hard work, a close-knit family lecture and composed, syllogistic structure and traditional Christian mode of discourse provided a sharp values. contrast to Biden’s ardent speech and Obama preaches ideologies that caustic anti-Republican rhetoric. decry independence and wealth, albeit Owens, himself a black American, hard-earned. expressed several concerns to the He calls for heavy-handed programs College Republicans about the in healthcare and education that unbridled popularity of presidential would take the decision-making power candidate Barack Obama. away from the family and put it in the His argument, at its core, was quite hands of the government. simple — politics should rest upon He calls for a secular America, with principles, and Obama seems to have which would come a none. de facto enmity for Indeed, one need not While Obama has repeatany public displays of search deeply to find Christianity. the inconsistencies in edly tried to evoke patriNone of these seem Obama’s philosophy. otic fervor by preaching to embody the values He preaches such values as hard work that both Owens and traditional American myself associate with values, such as hard and independence, his black Americans, yet work and selfRobin Hood social proObama continues improvement, yet he grams, such as universal to make a successful punishes businesses appeal to this that make an excessive healthcare, tax average demographic. amount of money via citizens and large busiWhy do an disproportionate taxes. nesses in order to give overwhelming He tirelessly stresses money to those who refuse majority of black the importance of a Americans want to strong, innovative to work. vote for Obama? middle class, yet he The answer, would tax 95 percent according to Owens, of the population is that they feel a sense of unity, albeit in order to fund his slew of “big purely superficial, to Obama because brother” welfare programs that foster of his skin color. government dependency. They feel as though they are On this issue, Owens made an embracing progress for our country appeal to something Obama has because of the ground-breaking chosen to ignore time and again implications the election of a black throughout his campaign: traditional man would have. Christian values. Obama has certainly capitalized on He quoted from II Thessalonians this notion with his shameless appeal 3:10, which says “He who does to identity politics. not work, neither shall he eat.” However, such a mentality This so plainly iterates the historic, completely contradicts the teachings conservative, American philosophy of one of the most eminent black that a man must be given only the American liberators in history, Dr. freedom to earn an honest living, Martin Luther King, Jr., who said his life unfettered by government “Judge not a man by the color of intervention and that, should he fail, he alone shall suffer the consequences. his skin, but by the content of his character.” While Obama has repeatedly tried Voting for Senator Barack Obama to evoke patriotic fervor by preaching solely because he is black, then, is such values as hard work and simply a far more subtle, insidious independence, his Robin Hood social programs, like universal healthcare, tax form of racism that is slowly permeating modern politics. average citizens and large businesses America must not surrender to such in order to give money to those that a threat. refuse to work. To quote Mr. Owens: “Now is not Unfortunately, these problems loom the time for us to cash in on this type in direct contradiction to these core of representation of the first black values. president. Let’s hold. Let’s be patient. It is these sorts of inconsistencies to Let’s wait.” which Owens refers when he says that Obama lacks principles. Owens defines principles as “the sum Andrew Butler is a freshman from Bedminster, N.J. total of what we are when no one is


Ec-O-pinions | Greener Thinking

University takes important step Jacob Bathanti and Ross Williford


Guest columnists

ome of you, dear readers, may have attended the recent forums, Oct. 20, 21 and 28, to give your input to the university’s upcoming hire: a campus-wide sustainability coordinator. This person’s job will be multifaceted. He or she will work with the provost’s office to develop an integrated approach on the academic front. Provost Jill Tiefenthaler is interested in this issue herself, which bodes well for such ventures. The sustainability coordinator will also work with environmentallyminded students. He or she will work with facilities management, to promote practices (from doublepaned windows to eco-friendly hand soap) that save money and benefit the environment. This new official’s office will also work with a campus-wide committee of faculty, students and representatives of the administration, and it will be responsible for promoting and publicizing its various efforts. The question is why, in the final days of one of the most crucial

elections of our generation, university students should pay attention to a university hiring decision? The answer is that — like a lot of university hiring decisions — this one will have concrete effects on student life, and also holds opportunities for students to involve themselves in and shape the profile of the university community. One example of a possibility is as follows: the coordinator’s office is slated to work with students, to be a liaison between students and the administration. Moreover, while these arrangements are by no means set in stone, we do know that at other comparable universities, students have opportunities to take part in both work study and internships. One might, for example, take a carbon survey of the university or work on initiatives to improve sustainability on campus. There are plenty of applications in business and in the sciences. And many businesses are hiring sustainability coordinators themselves, so a familiarity with the process is definitely an asset to students. But there is another reason for students to get involved in the process and the dialogue, and it has to do with defining the ideological content of the conversation. Some people look at the environmental movement as a construct of left-wing ideology in general. They feel that if their own sentiments drift toward the center, or the right, their views have no place in the movement.

Can one be, after all, a Biblical Christian and conservationist as well? Of course one can. These ideological strictures are not present at the university, which has no significant history of involvement, as a campus, with these issues. We, as a campus, are involved in creating our own coherent vision for a sustainable future. If you have different ideas about what sustainability means, or even if it is desirable at all, then it’s important to make your voice heard at this stage of the process. Politics is not merely a phenomenon that surfaces every four years on Saturday Night Live. Rather, politics as a manifestation of society is a vital part of human life, and in the sense that environmental sustainability is a political project, our political involvement shouldn’t get boxed up for storage on Nov. 5. Involvement in the university’s sustainability project, then, is a sensible place for students to become involved in creating their own futures, in shaping the world around them. This particular hiring decision is a good sign and a step on the road to progress. But sustained student involvement will play a part in determining the ultimate success or failure of the project once the hire is made. Ross Williford is a senior mathematical economics major from Winston-Salem, N.C. Jacob Bathanti is a senior history and political science major from Boone, N.C.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: WHITE: Women’s golfer talks about her perfect hole, the sport she would play if it weren’t for golf and who she would like to play a round with sometime. Page B2.


{ UPCOMING GAMES } FOOTBALL: 11/01 v. Duke 11/08 v. Virginia 11/15 @ N.C. State WOMEN’S SOCCER: 10/30 @ Virginia Tech 11/02 @ Virginia 11/05 @ ACC tourney FIELD HOCKEY: 11/01 @ Boston College 11/02 @ Dartmouth 11/06 @ ACC tourney MEN’S SOCCER: 11/01 @ UNC-Chapel Hill 11/07 @ Virginia 11/11 @ ACC tourney CROSS COUNTRY: 11/01 ACC Champ. 11/15 NCAA Regionals 11/24 NCAA Champ. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: 11/03 v. Lenoir-Rhyne 11/02 v. Indiana (PA) 11/07 v. UNC-G VOLLEYBALL: 10/31 @ Florida State 11/02 @ Miami 11/07 v. Georgia Tech MEN’S BASKETBALL: 11/06 v. Mount Olive 11/14 v. N.C. Central 11/19 v. UNC-Wilm.

{ NATIONAL STAGE } Daly taken into custody Golfer John Daly was taken into custody on the morning of Oct. 26 by Winston-Salem Police after he was found drunk outside an area Hooters restaurant. Police went to the restaurant on a medical call. When they arrived, Daly was being treated by emergency workers after losing consciousness. Police said Daly was very intoxicated and uncooperative. He repeatedly refused to be taken to the hospital. Daly was taken to the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center for a 24-hour stay until he was sober. Daly has battled alcoholism for years.



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Deacs dominate in 28 stroke win By Steven Johns | Staff writer

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A slow start to the season has come and gone. The finishes of ninth and 14th in the first two tournaments of the year are no longer relevant because the Demon Deacons are rolling just like their putts into the holes. In the Landfall Tradition played in Wilmington, N.C., the women won their second team title in a row, this time doing so by an astounding margin. With a five player total of 880, the Demon Deacons trounced the competition and beat second place Ohio State by 28 shots. Not only did the team win the tournament but junior Dolores White finished atop the leader board with a score of 218, beating Eastern Carolina’s Abby Bools by two shots. “I’ve been working really hard on the same things I have been in the past. It just kind of all came together,” White said about her performance. White’s rounds became better and better as her weekend progressed. With an opening round of 75, White was in good shape but still had some work to do to get to the top of the leader board. “My putting improved every day. After my round that’s what I focused on. I didn’t have to go to the range because I was hitting the ball great all week,” White said. These adjustments allowed White to post final rounds of 73 and 70 to put her in first place. The Demon Deacons, however, would not have been able to win with just White’s great performance. The co-winners in the Lady Tar Heel

Invitational, senior Jean Chua and sophomore Natalie Sheary, also had great tournaments. Chua finished the Landfall Tradition in third place with a total of 221 shots, five-over par. Sheary was just as good, posting a final score of 222 to finish tied for fourth. In case the Deacons needed more help, freshman Cheyenne Woods finished tied for sixth place with a score of 224, and senior Nannette Hill finished tied for 15th with a score of 130. “We’ve all come together this year more than any other year,” White said. “The camaraderie on this team is great. We all support each other. It’s not a group of individuals.” The great teamwork from the Demon Deacons has put the team in a great position as the fall golf season came to an end. This teamwork and success has come from hard work and great coaching. “Our practice has been much more structured and focused. We do a lot more drills rather than going out and just hitting balls. The coaches have come up with different little games to focus on our weaknesses,” White said. The win at the Landfall Tradition marked the second victory in a row for the Demon Deacons, showing that the performances in the first two tournaments did not reflect the talent of the team. The No. 9-ranked Deacons are playing great golf and are doing so with great performances from every member of the team. The Demon Deacons look to maintain their momentum and continue improving during the offseason in order to contend for the ACC title during the spring season. The team continues play when they return from winter break in February at the Northrop Grumman Challenge.

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Junior Dolores White watches a put in a recent tournament.

Running toward mediocrity



the edge held by Duke in the all-time football series

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the number of assists Corben Bone has this season, a school record matches in the ITA Southeast tourney hosted by Wake

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Junior volleyball player Sally Fischer recorded a career-high five service aces in Deacons Oct. 24 victory over Boston College. She also added seven digs in the victory that snapped a four game losing streak. She followed that performance with a career-high 12 digs in the Deacons’ win over Maryland. The volleyball team recorded 52 digs and, as a result, raised Fischer approximately $11,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. The Indianapolis, Ind., native had two service aces and a kill in the match. Fischer’s sophomore campaign was cut short just three matches into the season due to an elbow injury.

{ SPORTS WORDS } “Winning too often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, falling off of the public’s enthusiasm.” – Knute Rockne

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Fifth-year senior wide receiver D.J. Boldin runs from three Miami defenders in the Deacons’ 16-10 loss. The Deacons only attempted eight passes in the contest. They will try to bounce back against Duke Nov. 1 at BB&T Field. By Matt Six | Staff writer

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Despite a revitalized running attack, the Deacons fell to the Hurricanes 16-10 on Oct. 25 at Dolphins Stadium. Miami quarterback Robert Marve led his team to 10 points in the third quarter. Marve went 11-20 for 153 yards. He scampered for 43-yards before pounding the ball into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run. This touchdown put the Canes (5-3, 2-2 ACC) ahead for good, as their defense adjusted to the Wake’s running attack, something they had not seen on film. Wake’s opening drive was very impressive. The offense effectively ran the ball out of the I-formation, and junior Josh Adams marched for 66 yards for the Deacs (4-3, 2-2 ACC) on a drive that resulted in a touchdown run by senior Mike Rinfrette. “We gave ourselves a chance,” Head Coach Jim Grobe said at the press conference. “Our kids played really, really hard. I was embarrassed after our Mary-

land game, and I told the kids that. After the Miami game, I thought our kids played really, really hard. It was disappointing that we came up short.” In the game, Adams had 21 carries for 111 yards, the first time he broke the 100-yard rushing mark this season. The Deacs rushed a season-high 52 times for 195 yards. They ran the ball on their first 22 plays from scrimmage. Before the game, Wake had not executed more than six consecutive run plays during the 2008 season. “We kind of married ourselves to the spread offense,” Grobe said, referring to the games prior to Miami. “At times, it has been good to us. I do think for us to be better down the stretch we need to be able to run it a little bit and at times be able to throw it around. A little bit of balance would be good.” With the new focus on the run game, senior Riley Skinner only attempted eight passes the entire game. He converted on three of them for 57 yards, most of the yardage coming on a 45-yard completion to fifth-year senior D.J. Boldin. Miami kicker Matt Bosher converted on three field goals from 36, 52 and 43

yards. Bosher helped extend the Miami’s win streak to three games. Despite his impressive game as a field goal kicker, Bosher gave the Deacs an opportunity late in the fourth quarter. Down by six, Wake Forest sent fifth-year senior Alphonso Smith out to attempt a blocked punt. His attempt failed, but he altered Bosher’s punt and forced him to shank it for only 15 yards. Wake regained possession at the Miami 46 with 4:24 remaining, but the Wake offense failed to capitalize on the good field position. The Deacs went three-and-out, punting the ball to the Canes. Marve and company never relinquished the ball as they gained first downs and ran out the clock. After the second consecutive loss, Wake held a players-only meeting Monday, Oct. 27. The team needs to refocus with four of the five remaining games being held at BB&T Field. Fifth-year senior linebacker Stanley Arnoux said team unity was the main focus of the meeting. “(We need to) stick together through the adversity and not let it separate us. We are one team and that is the main

overall thing we need to focus on,” he said. Junior running back Josh Adams also commented on the players-only meeting. “It was great,” he said. “I think it helps us face adversity to the fullest effect. You know the seniors are very worried because this is their team and they’re the leaders of this team. They do what they feel is necessary for this team. A meeting was required, and I think it was a great meeting. Coming out to practice last night, I saw a lot of great intensity.” The Deacs hope to translate that intensity to the Duke Blue Devils Nov. 1 at BB&T Field. Kickoff time is set for 3:30 p.m. Duke features a high-scoring offense led by quarterback Thaddeus Lewis and wide receiver Eron Riley. Like Wake, Duke has a record of 4-3. Last week, the Blue Devils were victorious on the road against Vanderbilt 10-7. Duke also lost to Miami, but they beat Navy. The Deacs will host Virginia Nov. 8 before traveling to N.C. State.

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Delores White Coming back from two surgeries and resuming practice in July, junior Dolores White has taken it to the green, ending the fall season with a first place finish at the Landfall Tradition tournament. White recently hung up her spikes to talk to the OGB.

By Lizze Rossen | Senior writer On coming to Wake Forest: This was the first school I looked at. I came to visit as a freshman in high school and I fell in love with it. I fell in love with the small atmosphere. I really loved getting to know Coach (Tony da Luz). That was one of the things that was really important for me, having a coach that I could communicate with. On getting into the sport of golf: I started playing when I was nine. My dad played just on the weekends, not really a big deal, but he was an athlete his entire life. I was going to pick a sport eventually; it was just a question of what it was going to be. On her proudest achievements for the fall season: Our win at UNC was great. It was a tough tournament that was close to home. We got to play with teams we compete with year round so we know the UNC and Virginia players really well. It was nice to beat them but also to play with them, plus coach seemed happy. On playing another sport: Softball. My dad played baseball into his 30s. I don’t enjoy watching baseball but I love the atmosphere of the games, and softball has a similar atmosphere. I always thought I was going to play softball, but it never actually happened. On her perfect hole: Well, my driver is probably my best club. I hit average distance, but I’m really accurate. So if I get a hole lined with trees, most people pull out their wood and I still pull out my driver, so that would be an ideal start. I’d like an elevated green guarded by lots of bunkers, with really fast greens. I like putting on fast greens. On who she would play a round of golf with: John Daly. He is a professional golfer, and I have a lot of respect for him. A lot of people don’t, but even though he’s in the spotlight a lot he has had a lot of bad luck and some say he hasn’t overcome it but I think he has. I would like to spend that time with him, I admire him a lot. On any rituals: I actually started one this past weekend, even though it’s not a big deal. There are different heights of tees, and I grabbed one as a joke from our assistant coach during qualifying. It was a really long one, I don’t know anyone who would actually use it. It had a green stripe on it, and green’s my favorite color. I kept it in my left pocket everyday.

Men’s soccer’s player Corben Bone named to National Team of the Week Sophomore midfielder Corben Bone was to named College Soccer News’ Team of the Week Oct. 27. Bone had a goal and notched four assits in victories over Davidson and No. 19 Boston College With 15 assists on the season Bone leads the team. It is also good for the most in a single season in Wake Forest men’s soccer history. The Dallas, Texas native has scored at least one point in eight of the last nine games. This is the second time this season Bone has been named to the National Team of the Week. He and his teammates will travel to UNC-Chapel Hill Nov. 1 to take on the No. 7 Tar Heels.

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Women’s golf team receives Golfweek honors

Basketball picked to finish third, Aminu Rookie of the Year

The No. 9-ranked Demon Deacon women’s golf team was named Golfweek’s Women’s Team of the Week for its 28 stroke victory in the Landfall Tradition. It is the second time this season the team has earned the honor. The Deacs previously won the award Oct. 7. All five golfers place in the top 15. Junior Dolores White led the way and claimed her first career medalist honors. She clinched a one-shot victory with a final round of 70.

The Wake Forest men’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the ACC by a vote of media members attending the 2008 ACC Operation Basketball. UNC-Chapel Hill was picked to finish first and Duke second. The Deacs return all five starters from last year and add three highly touted freshman. Freshman Al-Farouq Aminu was voted Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year. The 6-foot-9inch forward received 18 out of 40 votes. No Deacs were selected to the All-ACC team for the third straight season.

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The beauty Seniors shine in last home game of mixed martial arts By Allison Lange | Sports editor

In the past year, I’ve discovered a new favorite sport to watch. In it, truly anything can happen. This sport isn’t soccer or basketball or even golf – it’s Mixed Martial Arts fighting (MMA). I started following the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) because my dad would order the fights on PPV and my sister and I would occasionally watch with him. Slowly, we started to grow more interested and excited when a new fight night was coming up, approximately once a month. Each UFC fight consists of three rounds of three minutes, with five rounds of three minutes for championship fights. Each fight night has roughly ten fights, with the last five normally televised. UFC, owned by Dana White, fosters the best of the best fighters in a close and intimate fight atmosphere. Although I’ve unfortunately never been to a UFC fight, I’ve watched my fair share in person, and listening to Joe Rogan, the commentator for UFC, makes it almost as enjoyable as I imagine being there in person would be. My dad has been looking forward to the next UFC fight, UFC 91, since the main event was announced. Randy Couture, a UFC fighter who has been around the block multiple times and had retired in January 2008, is coming out of retirement to fight Brock Lesner, a new face to the UFC having only fought three UFC fights in his career. The best thing about these fights is that anything can happen. Even if it’s a no-name fight that normally wouldn’t draw much attention, it can turn into the most exciting fight of the night with one amazing hit, knock out, submission or a blood filled octagon. Recently, Elite XC, a company in competition with the UFC, went bankrupt. With this bankruptcy, all of the Elite XC fighters are without jobs and without fights to participate in. Kimbo Slice, a big name in the Elite XC world, probably will have to search long and hard for another cage to fight in. There’s little to no chance that White and UFC would extend an invitation to him. However, there are many other Elite XC fighters with the talent and athleticism needed to compete in the UFC, and many of them could be making the switch to fight in the UFC’s octagon. However, the fighter that I’m most excited about the UFC taking on is female competitor Gina Carano. This woman is a beast, to say the least. Although the UFC currently hasn’t ventured into the world of women’s MMA fighting, Carano is a big name with big talent, and White has the perfect opportunity to branch out. With names fighting in the UFC like Anderson Silva, the best pound-for-pound fighter; Forrest Griffin, my personal favorite; Michael Bisping, the British big name fighter; Chuck Lidell, who has been fighting for 10 years in the UFC; and BJ Penn, the lightweight champion, it’s obvious that the UFC has the ability to produce and keep the big name fighters. So, for the excitement, the fighters, the drama and the knock-outs, I watch UFC. Although the last fight night happened Oct. 25, I’m already researching my picks for the next fight, UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesner, taking place Nov. 15 on PPV live. FROM THE


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Sophomore defender Ike Opara wins a ball in the Deacons’ Oct. 25 5-2 victory over No. 19-ranked Boston College on senior night. The Deacs have two away games remaining before the beginning of the ACC tournament. By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor

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It was a night to recognize the eight members of the winningest senior class in the history of the men’s soccer program. On a night to honor their contributions, the last regular season home game of the season, the seniors just kept giving back. Seniors Sam Cronin, Jamie Franks and Marcus Tracy all found the back of the net in the 5-2 disposal of the No. 19 Boston College Eagles. Senior Michael Lahoud added an assist. There were 3,979 fans on hand at Spry Stadium Oct. 25 to honor the senior class who has a career mark of 68-13-9, a national championship and the current 31-game home unbeaten streak (the fourth longest in NCAA history) to show for their four years. It may have been the seniors’ night, but it was sophomore Corben Bone who stood out. He tallied a goal and three assists. The assists give him 15 on the season, which is the school record. Bone broke junior team-

mate Austin da Luz’s last season mark of 13. The performance earned Bone National Team of the Week honors by College Soccer News. Bone also received National Team of the Week honors from Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer. The Deacs once again controlled the game on the offensive end, outshooting the Eagles by a mark of 17-8. They also held a slim advantage in shots on goal, 8-6. Four minutes into the match, the Deacons seized the lead when junior Cody Arnoux scored his team leading 12th goal of the season. Bone and Lahoud were credited with assists on the goal. The Deacs extended their lead to 2-0 when Cronin fired a shot from 26 yards out that curled into the back of the net at the 24:27 mark. The Eagles goalie had no chance. In the 37th minute Wake Forest’s lead became 3-0. Junior Zack Schilawski was one-on-one with the goalie but played the ball to a charging Bone, who netted it from 15 yards out. Boston College cut into the Deacons’ lead just before the half. In the 41st minute Alejandro Bedoya curled a ball past junior Akira Fitzgerald to make the score 3-1. After the half Wake Forest quickly pushed their lead back to three.

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By Chris Tumminello | Staff writer Like many of the club sports at the university, club lacrosse continues to become stronger and stronger as a program. With new coach Ben Heinsohn, who coached locally at Forsyth Country Day School, and a healthy influx of freshmen, the team is anxiously awaiting the start of the spring season. The team has played two games and one tournament during the fall as they continue to prepare for the spring by competing against top schools such as Clemson, Virginia Tech, Davidson and Emory. The Deacons are led by senior captains Kevin Heinsimer, Rick Sullivan and Andrew Britt along with junior Matt Brazitis. The captians are excited about the combination of experience and youth on the team. “This season we have a large and solid senior class and a really talented freshman class,” Britt said. “It’s one of our most talented and dedicated freshmen classes in at least three years.” With all of its talented newcomers, the men’s club lacrosse team will host nine home games in the spring with two potential tournaments in Knoxville, Tenn., and Gainsville, Fla. As both president and team captain of the squad, Britt is delighted with this year’s freshmen turnout and is more than willing to accept more members to the program. “We welcome anybody who would like to join the team,” he said. The team practices Tuesdays from 9-11 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. In the team’s most recent tournament, Sept. 24-25, the men traveled to Clemson to play teams like Virginia Tech, Emory, SCAD and Kennesaw State. The Deacons beat Kennesaw but lost to the other four teams, going 1-4 in the tournament. However, the team had the lead in two of their losses, but let down their play in the end of the game. Next, the Deacs will travel to N.C. State in a few weeks to participate in another weekend tournament.

Just 53 seconds into the half, Franks found the back of the net from 11 yards out, beating the Eagles keeper in the upper right hand corner. Both Arnoux and Bone were credited with assists on the play. Boston College made the score 4-2 in the 54th minute when Shawn Chin beat Fitzgerald and the Deacon defense. In the 68th minute Schilawski fired a shot on goal, but it was deflected by the Eagles keeper. Tracy used his head to close out scoring and give the Deacons a 5-2 victory. It was Tracy’s 11th goal of the year. Fitzgerald made four saves in the victory. With two ACC games remaining on the road, the Deacons hold a commanding four point lead over Virginia and Maryland. The Deacs will travel to play ACC rival the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels Nov. 1. To close out the regular season, the Deacs will play at Virginia Nov. 7. Fans can now vote via text message for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award. To vote for Cronin, text the code S2 to 839863. Text voting for the award will continue until Nov. 19. After 10 days Cronin is in third palce behind A.J. Glubzinski of the U.S. Military Academy and Dylan Curtis of U.C. Davis.

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Lady Deacs split two ACC showdowns Men’s golf takes third in Tennessee By Gary Pasqualicchio | Staff writer

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The Wake Forest Lady Deacons soccer team split a pair of crucial ACC matchups defeating N.C. State 2-1 at home Oct. 23 before dropping a game on the road to Miami 1-0 three days later. Heading into the final four games of ACC play, Coach Tony da Luz said he thought his team could win all four. He’ll have to settle for three out of four at best after the setback to the Hurricanes. To open up the first of an important four game conference stretch, the Lady Deacs hosted the Wolfpack of N.C. State at Spry Stadium. Wake Forest was looking to improve on ACC Tournament seeding, and the last-place Wolfpack were looking to avenge a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Deacs last season. The Lady Deacs dominated play in the first half, outshooting N.C. State 11-2, but they had nothing to show for it as the teams headed into the half tied at 0-0. Freshman Taylor Norman, inserted at forward, had the team’s best opportunity when her shot hit the post. At the 50th minute mark, the game, and perhaps the season for the Lady Deacons, was saved by an unlikely hero. Junior Bess Harrington poked in a corner kick from fellow junior Jill HutchinHarrington son to give the Deacons a 1-0 lead. The goal was the first of her collegiate career and could not have come at a better time for the Deacs. Hutchinson came up big again for Wake Forest when she took advantage of a Wolfpack turnover in their zone and turned it into a goal to pad the Deacon lead at 2-0. Although N.C. State scored at the 85th minute mark to cut the lead to 2-1, the Deacs held on for the win. The win improved the team’s all-time mark against N.C. State to 11-5-1 including a win in 11 of the last 12 meetings. The excitement of the win turned to disappointment in just three days for Wake Forest thanks to a tough Miami Hurricane squad. Brittney MacDonald of the Canes tallied in the first half and that was all Miami needed in a 1-0 shutout win at Cobb Stadium.

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Junior Bess Harrington fights for the ball during a home game. Wake has two games left; one at Virginia Tech on Oct. 30 and one at UVA on Nov. 2. The Lady Deacs outshot the Canes 11-9 and took five early corner kicks to Miami’s one in the first half. However, that one was all it took as MacDonald headed it past junior goalkeeper Laura Morse for the winning score. Morse made three saves in the loss, which was the first in Wake Forest history against Miami as they drop their overall record to 4-1 in the series. The team will look to rebound as they currently sit at seventh in the ACC with a 3-5 con-

ference record. The top eight teams make the ACC Tournament on Nov. 5. The Deacs could likely get in with a split in the next two ACC games, but they don’t want to take that chance. The Deacons will play both of their remaining ACC games in the state of Virginia; at Virginia Tech on Oct. 30 and then at Virginia on Nov. 2. Virginia Tech is currently one spot above the Deacons at sixth in the ACC. Virgina currently sits at third in the standings.

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The Wake Forest men’s golf team traveled to Johnson City, N.C., for the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Tournament Oct. 24-26. After the first day of play, which had less than ideal weather, Wake shot a three-over par to fall into second place, just three strokes behind East Tennessee State. At the second day of the tournament, the Deacons shot a total of 19 birdies to shoot a three-under par and take the lead over East Tennessee State going into the third round. The men placed third overall in a field of 14 teams. Coming into the last day of play at the The Ridges Country Club, the Deacons were in a two stroke lead for first place. However, the team went seven-over par on the eighth, ninth and 10th holes in the final round of play, dropping them two spots to third. The Deacs finished behind Coastal Carolina and East Tennessee State, the hosts for the Intercollegiate. Senior Dustin Groves led the Deacons individually, finishing in a tie for second, just one-under par for the tournament. Earlier in the fall season, Groves received another top three finish at the VCU Shootout in September. Junior Justin Gielow also finished in the top 10 for the Deacs, tying for ninth place. Gielow shot a 215 in the tournament, falling just two strokes behind Groves. Two freshmen golfers also competed for the Deacons, Daniel Meggs and Lee Bedford. Meggs tied for 25th overall, shooting five-over par. Bedford finished in a tie for 37th, finishing seven-over par in the competition. Junior Travis Wadkins and redshirt junior Marc Gladson rounded out the play for the Deacons, finishing 43rd and 69th, respectively. With the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, the Deacons finished off their fall season. Their next tournament won’t happen until Feb. 14-15.

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It’s home, sweet home for the Lady Deacs By Tori Stewart | Staff writer

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After the break, the Deacons regained their composure, once again defeating the Eagles by a score of 25-13 and sealing the match in their favor. In this set, Rodriguez recorded her kill, and freshman Carlin Salmon also recorded one. McIntyre recorded four kills on five attempts this set, and Fischer had three of her five service aces. Eagle errors and a poor hitting percentage aided Wake to victory. The Deacons committed 11 errors for the match, while the Eagles doubled that with 22 errors and only a .040 hitting percentage. Wake Forest continued the victory streak as they defeated Maryland in three sets Oct. 25. The night served as the third annual Dig for a Cure match, where fans could donate money for each dig Wake recorded. With 52 total digs on the night, the Deacs raised an estimated $11,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Fischer recorded a career-high 12 digs, and Thornberry added 15, the team high for the night, to lead the defense. Jones and Mullikin teamed up to dominate the offense, recording 34 assists and 11 kills, respectively. Homitz and White each contributed eight kills, while Fornah and McIntyre added seven apiece. With six total stuffs, Mullikin lead the team in blocking for the night, and she now pulls to within 15 blocks of breaking her second school record, block assists, currently held by Margaret Davidson at 388. Maryland and Wake battled for control of the first set. With the score tied at seven, Wake grabbed a 17-9 lead, but the Terrapins fought back with an 11-1 run of its own to take the lead at 20-18. Two kills from Homitz and a kill from White, along with a service ace from Fischer, wrapped up the victory for Wake at 25-21. The Deacs opened the second set with an 11-1 run of their own, giving them a 14-4 lead. Maryland fought back, pulling to within 6 at 15-9, but with Fischer’s first kill of the season along with a block

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Wake dominated Boston College in three matches on Friday, Oct. 24 to end its four game losing streak, improving its record to 14-8 overall and 5-5 in the conference. The Eagles drop to 6-16 overall and remain winless in the ACC. The match started by honoring graduate student Natalie Mullikin for setting the school record for total blocks. She recorded six blocks for the night and led the team with nine kills. Junior Sally Fischer contributed seven digs and five service aces. Sophomore Kelsey Jones doled out 28 assists for the night, while junior Abby Miller and freshman Cambrey Oehler led the defense with 12 and eight digs, respectively. For the Deacons, 12 girls saw playing time, including redshirt sophomore Kate Rodriguez who recorded her first kill for the season. Down in the first set 1-2, the Deacs took the lead and surged ahead for a 25-9 win over the Eagles. With an 11-2 run sparked by a Boston College attack error and a 9-2 run led by senior Ashley Homitz’s kill, Wake took control of the game and finished the set with a kill by freshman Kadija Fornah for a side out and a service ace from sophomore libero Megan Thornberry for the set point. Wake lost its momentum during the second set, letting the Eagles carry the lead for most of the set. The score was tied 10 times throughout the set, and the Deacons did not reclaim the lead until a Boston College attack error led to a 23-22 score. A service ace from Fischer and a kill from sophomore Lauren McIntyre led to the final 25-22 recording for the set.

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Sophomore Kelsey Jones sets the ball in a home match. This season, Jones has started in all 83 games and has recorded 888 assists. and two kills from Mullikin, Wake regained its 10 point advantage at 21-11. Close to finishing the set, Wake temporarily got stuck in a rut, letting the Terps go on an 8-2 run to cut the lead to four points at 23-19. McIntyre’s kill rekindled the Deacs, bringing them to the set point and battling to defeat the Terps, Mullikin and White then earned the final point with a block, finishing the set at 25-21. Mullikin spurred Wake to an early lead in the third set with three kills, and Wake would run with the lead. Maryland, however, did not plan on handing Wake an easy victory, and with an

8-3 run, they pulled to within two points of the Deacs at 17-15. The Deacs fought aggressively to maintain the lead, even as the Terrapins pulled within one point at 24-23. Jones finished the set and match with a surprise attack, recording her first kill of the night. After handing Maryland its 10th straight loss, the Deacons’ record improves to 15-8 overall, 6-5 in the ACC. Wake travels to Florida State on Oct. 31 and Miami on Nov. 2. Florida State is currently tied with four other teams for first place in the ACC.

Field Hockey tops Virginia, next up: Boston College By Hailey Robbins | Staff writer

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The No. 2-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the No. 15-ranked University of Virginia Cavaliers. They now have 15 wins and two losses overall with two wins, two losses in the ACC.


Outshooting the Cavaliers six to two, the Deacons began the first half attempting to come back from a deficit. Cavalier Paige Selenski scored the first goal of the game in the seventh minute. Less than a minute later, junior Hilary Moore tied the score at one with an unassisted shot off a rebound. Junior Aileen Davis edged the Deacons ahead as the clock struck the 12 minute mark.









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Assisted by seniors Michelle Kasold and Minou Gimbrere, Davis’ first goal of the game set the Deacons on a streak of four unanswered goals. Moore added another goal to the Deacon score as halftime approached. Kasold was attributed the assist. Junior Melissa Martin added back-toback goals at the start of the second half less than 15 minutes apart to expand the lead to 5-1. They were her sixth and seventh goals of the season.

Junior Raisa Schiller added the final Deacon goal of the evening, giving the Deacons a five-goal edge with only 12 minutes left in the half. She has eight goals on the season. Two minutes later and with 10 minutes left, the Cavaliers added a second goal to close the gap before time expired with the Deacons ahead. The final score was 6-2. The Demon Deacon squad will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to take on the

No. 14-ranked Boston College Eagles Nov. 1 The next day, the Lady Deacs will travel to Hanover, N.H., to take on Dartmouth University. These are the final two games before the ACC tournament, which will be held in Durham, N.C., Nov. 6-9. The Deacs will look to return to the Final Four when the NCAA tournament starts Nov. 15. The Final Four will be played in Louisville, Ky.

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Lady Deacs host ITA Southeast Regional By Alex Botoman | Staff writer

Members of the women’s tennis team went a combined 10-5 in singles and 2-3 in doubles in the ITA Southeast Regional Championship, which was hosted by Wake Forest and held at the Indoor Tennis Center, Oct. 15-20. The Wake contingent was led by junior Sasha Kulikova. The No. 50-ranked Kulikova was the No. 8 seed in the singles draw. In her first match she shutout Laura Kriett of George Washington, 6-0, 6-0. Kulikova followed that up by defeating Zsofia Zubor of Tennessee 6-3, 6-2. However, in the round of 16, she was upset by Keilly Ulery of Vanderbilt 3-6, 6-0, 7-5. Senior Sierra Poske also put on a good showing for the Deacons. In her first match she took down No. 118 Christine Johnston of Kentucky 6-4, 6-1. In her next match, she edged out a close first set against No. 9-seeded Monica Arguello of Furman, and she ran away with the second set, winning 7-6(1), 6-0. However, her run also ended in the Round of 16 as she fell 6-3, 7-5 to Duke’s Reka Zslinszka, the No. 17 player in the country. Senior Christian Tara picked up a tight win in her first match as she took down Svetlana Pimenova of Eastern Kentucky, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. In the next round she started off strong against No. 40ranked Catherine Newman of Vanderbilt, but she eventually succumbed 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Sophomore Emilee Malvehy dropped her first round match to UNC-Chapel Hill’s Shinann Featherston, 7-5, 6-0.

Freshman Ryann Cutillo defeated Alena Krutkina of Tennessee Tech and Karina Kedzo of East Tennessee State in the pre-qualifying draw and Daniela Lovera of USC-Upstate and Jessica Preeg of Furman in the qualifying draw to advance to the main draw. However, Cutillo lost her first main draw match, 6-1, 6-4, to No. 9-seeded Josipa Bek of Clemson. Bek went on to win the singles championship. Sophomore Kat Reveche won her first match in the qualifying draw against Jocelyn Ffriend of UNC-Chapel Hill, but she fell in the second qualifying round to Tara Bryne of East Tennessee State. The Deacons also entered three doubles teams into the competition. The No. 9-seeded team of Kulikova and Poske easily won their first match against Jenny Gomez and Amy Beavers of George Washington, 8-1. However, they were eliminated in the next round, losing 8-4 to Jennifer Meredith and Natalie Pluskota of Tennessee. The team of Malvehy and Tara dominated Tatiana Denezhikina and Joanna Corkern of Tennessee Tech, 8-0. In the next round they came up against FurOld Gold & Black file photo man’s No. 7-seeded team of Laura Gioia and Arguello, and they lost 8-5. A women’s tennis player serves the ball during a match last year. The team Reveche and Cutillo lost their first match against finished their fall season with the Regional ITA competition. No. 9 seeds Keri Wong and Ida Hedziselimovic of Clemson, 8-1. Clemson’s Josipa Bek claimed the singles title Nov. 6-9. Since Wake Forest did not have any The Southeast Regional Championships is one while North Carolina duo of Sanaz Marand and players qualify for the Indoor Championships, of eight Regional Championships held around Sophie Grabinski earned the doubles title. the Regional Championships marked the culmithe country, and it brings together the best colThe champion and finalist of each Regional nation of their fall season. PCorps_K45x7_SER_Give.pdf legiate players from the Southeast to compete in Championship qualify for the ITA National InThe Demon Deacons will begin dual match on single elimination singles and doubles play. door Championships held in Charlottesville, Va., Jan. 17.


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Selecting Classes 101 By Kara Peruccio | Life editor Within the next week, it would be highly unlikely for someone to walk around the university without hearing the same question going over everyone’s mind: what classes are you taking next semester? I fortunately don’t have this problem as I am studying abroad, but for those of you remaining in the bubble, selecting classes is more tortuous than deciding which frat party to attend. While we all know university students are known for playing hard, we work even harder. The following are suggestions about what to take next semester if you are unsure, or if you’re like my roommate and have a terrible registration time and everything you want to take fills up. The best advice I can give about selecting classes is to be flexible and optimistic. You may enroll in a random class that could become your major or minor.

Narrating the Nation: Literature that Explores Connections and Conflicts in Individual and National Identities ENG 111Q Professor Elizabeth Evans Mon. and Wed. 3-4:15 p.m. Writing Seminar

While this long-titled writing seminar may scare off most freshmen, this course could be extremely valuable to those interested in political science and international affairs. In our ever changing world, how do we truly define a nation and national identity? Evans raises these and other timely questions in this writing seminar. The course stays fresh by mixing classic and modern works that will probably expose you to brand new authors. Two exciting texts covered are White Teeth by Zadie Smith and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. I discovered Smith over the summer and happily count her as one of my favorite authors, and Persepolis gives greater insight to Iranian culture through the eyes of a young girl, a perspective we rarely see or hear in the news. Other course readings include works by E.M. Forster, Sandra Cisneros, George Orwell and Salman Rushdie. The authors represent many different identities and viewpoints.

ing together many fields of interest; we talked about sciences, belief systems, art and politics. A requirement of the course is to attend outside cultural events; these can range from watching films, attending lectures at the Museum of Anthropology (which are all really fascinating) or visiting Old Salem. Peoples and Cultures of the World gives greater voice and scope to the many diverse cultures. I promise that you will learn something newwhether it’s the history of the Easter Island sculptures or the social organization of the Chiricahua Indians.

Beginning Ice Figure Skating HES 182 Professor William Hottinger Tues. and Thurs. 1:30-2:45 p.m.

After coming back from winter break, people are always looking for ways to work off the holiday pounds. Instead of hitting the Miller Center, why not try this HES class? Many people love watching figure skating during the Olympics; get a head start learning some of the moves and partaking in this fun winter sport. It’s worth one credit hour and requires a $65 lab fee. For a few hours a week of frosty fun, Beginning Figure Skating is worth it.

Protestant and Catholic Reformations REL 390 Professor Earl Crowe Mon., Wed. and Fri. 11-11:50 a.m.

This class has crossover appeal for religion, history and political science majors and even for students just interested in the topic. The way our world prays, thinks and governs has its roots in the Reformations and you’d be surprised how deep the ramifications go. Many high school history classes gloss over the historical and political consequences of the Reformations. This course will delve into the differences between the Catholic and Protestant churches over topics such as Eucharist, the Bible, church services and more. While it doesn’t count as a divisional, Protestant and Catholic Reformations will be a fantastic elective for those interested in learning more about their faith and the faiths of others.

Peoples and Cultures of the World Human Sexuality ANT 111 PSY 265 Professor Eric Bowne Section A: Tues. and Thurs. Professor Phillip G. Batten Tues. and Thurs. 9:30-10:45 p.m. 3-4:15 p.m. Section B: Tues. and Thurs. Psychology Divisional 12-1:15 p.m. Section C: Tues. and Thurs. Women’s and Gender Studies Elective 3-4:15 p.m. Anthropology Divisional Want to talk about sex? Cultural Diversity The department of psychology states in its ofrequirement

I had Bowne twice last year – for Intro to Cultural Anthropology and this course – and I continually recommend him to friends looking to complete the division IV requirement or just to take a fantastic class. In my Peoples and Cultures course, we studied sub-Saharan !Kung, Mexican migrants crossing the dangerous border, the Chiricahua Indians and the Polynesians encountered by Captain Cook. It was fascinating to learn about different people and really think outside cultural assumptions our society has given us. The course is good at bring-

ficial description that it is not an entire semester talking solely about having sex. Instead, a wide range of topics will be covered to answer all of your burning questions: sexual problems, mate selection, commercial sex, gender differences and more. Batten uses films and readings in addition to lectures. Human Sexuality is more timely and informational than your middle school sex education class and after talking to psychology majors and minors, Human Sexuality is definitely a musttake.

Great Britain: Eighteenth Century to Present HST 224 Professor Stephen Vella Tues. and Thurs. 12-1:15 p.m.

British history is one of the most popular fields to study with the rise in popularity of the Tudors in film and television. This course moves into the modern period and studies the major themes and problems of British history. From Queen Victoria to Margaret Thatcher, the economic, political, social and cultural developments of the nation will be explored. Topics include British response to the American and French revolutions, the rise of the middle class, the “Irish problem,” decolonization, “New Labour” and many more.

Northern Renaissance Art ART 270 Professor Bernadine Barnes Tues. and Thurs. 1:30-2:45 p.m. Art Divisional

When many people think of Renaissance art, they picture works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael; in other words, the Italian Renaissance. However, a similar artistic movement was also taking place in the northern countries (present day the Netherlands, Germany, France and England) but had little resembled Italian works. The course is a survey of art found in all of the Northern countries and will cover sculpture, printmaking and painting from the mid 14th century to the 16th. Notable artists that will likely be discussed are Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Everyone could point out a da Vinci or Michelangelo, but would you be able to go to a museum and find a Durer? This course will definitely open students’ eyes to a different Renaissance than the one they usually think about. I have Barnes for High Renaissance Art, and I love her lecture style. If I weren’t going to Venice next semester, I would definitely take this course. You also get divisional credit, and you will learn about the other Renaissance.

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make (Scientific) History FYS 100F Professor Rebecca Alexander Mon., Wed. and Fri. 10-10:50 a.m.

Unfortunately, upperclassmen are not allowed to enroll in this first year seminar. Luckily for freshmen, they can get into at least one class they like. While I am not a science person, this seminar would be enticing even to potential history majors. Within the past century, only 10 women have won the Nobel Prize; 500 male scientists have received the award. Freshmen in the seminar will study the sociological perspectives on women in science and learn about women who have made contributions to their field (Madame Curie, anyone?). Keeping the university’s Pro Humanitate tradition alive, students will work with girls in public school science classes; at least 10 hours are required for this service learning course. First year seminars are a great time to pick a subject you know little about and cover brand new topics and fields. You may be surprised at how interesting they can be.

Book Review | The Lucky One

Popular North Carolinian author returns to roots By Samantha Hoback | Staff writer

Lucky charms come in all shapes and sizes. I am not talking about the cereal. I am talking about the items that people carry around with them daily that they say bring them luck. Things like rabbits’ feet, four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and the number seven are a few of the items that many superstitious people rely on to keep them lucky. In Nicholas Sparks’ new novel, The Lucky One (not to be confused with the new Rachel McAdams’ movie The Lucky Ones), the main character, Logan Thibault (pronounced T-Bow), has a rather peculiar lucky charm: a photograph of a young woman at a fair that he finds while on tour in Iraq.

While fighting with the First Battalion, Fifth Marines, Logan discovers the photograph in the sand. After 10 days of no one claiming the photograph, Logan decides to keep it. Despite the fighting, explosions and other dangerous encounters, Logan returns from the war unscathed. His friend, Victor, attributes his good fortune to the photograph. After much debate, Victor convinces Logan to search for the woman in the photograph. After all, she did save his life. Starting in Colorado, Logan and his dog, Zeus, set out on a cross-country adventure, which leads them to the small town of Hampton, N.C. The woman in the photograph turns out to be Beth Green, a divorced teacher who lives with her feisty grandmother (whom she refers to as Nana) and her clever, 10-year-old son, Ben. Logan begins working at the dog kennel that Nana owns, and he and Beth become very close. Not only does Beth fall for Logan, but so do Nana and Ben.

There is only one problem: Keith Clayton. Keith is Ben’s father and Beth’s ex-husband. The son of the wealthiest and most powerful family in Hampton, Keith is a high-and-mighty bully who takes his job as the sheriff very seriously. He is constantly keeping an eye on Beth and manipulating her personal life, destroying any potential she has for a relationship. Along with the intimidation from Keith, Beth’s uncertainty about Logan’s journey to Hampton and Logan’s struggle with his haunting past jeopardize their relationship. In the end (in typical Sparks fashion), secrecy, jealousy, love and fate bring the characters to face a life or death situation and shed light on what is truly important in life. The Lucky One is Sparks’ 14th novel, preceded by international bestsellers The Notebook, Message in a Bottle and A Walk to Remember. Sparks is very consistent in many of the basic details of his novels. The stories are always set in North Carolina, which means plenty of southern charm and sweet tea in every book. The setting for The Lucky One is

Hampton County. In reality, there is a Hampton township in Davidson County. The lovable main characters are always complemented by slightly eccentric secondary characters. In The Lucky One, Logan and Beth’s downto-earth natures share the pages with Keith, a Barney Fife reincarnate, and Nana, the energetic grandmother whose witty phrases – “pretty as a tickled pumpkin” and “I think your mom has caterpillars in her ears” – add punches of humor throughout the novel. Although the plot is predictable, the final five pages will have you biting your nails in anticipation. The Lucky One is one of Sparks’ most satisfying novels, combining familiar surroundings and amiable characters with intense intrapersonal descriptions and controversial references to the war in Iraq. I am a firm believer in fate. For anyone who believes in love at first sight, fate, destiny or true love, The Lucky One is the perfect novel to read this fall.

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Accepting differences makes it work Hannah Werthan

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The highly anticipated film for the ever addicting Twilight book series will release its motion picture soundtrack on Nov. 4. For those of you who have already marked your calendars for the Nov. 21premiere, here’s your chance to at least listen to the music that will accompany each scene. The album includes music from artists such as Muse, Paramore, Iron and Wine, Mute Math and Collective Soul. Now that’s a soundtrack that can satisfy your impatience.

Top 10 Horror Films If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween, the film industry has offers an array of screamtastic films to choose from. Here’s a list of frightening films for you fear handling fans. 1. The Exorcist 2. Saw 3. Jaws 4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 5. The Shining 6. Nightmare on Elm Street 7. Halloween 8. Friday the 13th 9. Psycho 10. Night of the Living Dead

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I got into some trouble for my last She Said article (“Agreeing to disagree makes a maverick,” Oct.16). My boyfriend questioned why we were together if I thought we had nothing in common. He said that I made it seem like we were together only by coincidence. I was questioned on the spot as to why I thought we were dating. Unfortunately, perhaps the initial answer of essentially “uhh” was not so encouraging, but since then I’ve been able to figure it all out. And so I thought I would share this revelation with 5,000 other people. From a young age, I somehow picked up that if you liked a boy, you should try to like everything he does. I don’t know. I was a strange child. This idea has since led me down some

unfortunate paths. For example, I’ve gotten ridiculous CDs and cringed while playing them in my room. Still, I listened in the hopes of appreciating them. For a decent amount of time, I appeared to be an active supporter of the Communist party, all in the hopes of hiding my Republican roots. The whole not-speaking-duringpolitical-conversations thing probably just made me look stupid, but I couldn’t bring myself to actually verbalize any sort of socialist sentiment or, conversely, reveal that our political beliefs were certainly not compatible. Things are clearly different now. I suppose I learned that the whole “being a follower” deal wasn’t really working out for the most part. I must say that I did pick up a few notable things from guys. I developed my borderline obsessions for Coldplay, Keats, Hemingway and Mitt Romney, just to name a few. Therefore, it’s not entirely bad to learn from the opposite sex. Overall though, it’s important to be true to yourself. So that’s where the whole “why are we dating” issue comes into play. I’m in this relationship not because we

are completely identical to the point that it would be boring more than anything else, but, instead, I’m in it because I can be myself. I don’t feel pressured to like everything my boyfriend likes and vice versa. Another point I should have made clear in my previous article is that it’s not as if we have absolutely nothing in common. I realized that perhaps I might have been endorsing relationships between people that are constantly fighting because they can’t find any common ground. While my boyfriend and I have our disagreements and minor quarrels, we always resolve them and they aren’t very frequent. I hope he doesn’t mind me saying this, but we’re both pretty big dorks so we always have a good time when we go out together. Whether he’s making me eat part of a pepper we were told not even to touch or making me shift gears in his car when stick shifts scare me, I’m constantly laughing. Even though he might get annoyed at my radio selections in the car and I don’t particularly enjoy when he tries to have a Boston accent (the attempts

have thankfully decreased since the summer), we have learned to simply smile at each other’s shortcomings. Furthermore, going back to the idea that you can take away some valuable things from guys, my boyfriend has taught me to appreciate nature a little more and, also, some music (though, for the record, I still can’t stand bluegrass). In conclusion, the revised main point of my last article is that it’s good and healthy to have some differences of opinion in relationships, but you have to respect each other for it and also have some common ground. The most important thing, of course, is to be happy. After all, isn’t that what college is all about?

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

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Movie Review | The Secret Life of Bees

Talented cast star in touching, heartfelt film By Poojah Patel | Contributing writer

Check back each week to see what events Student Union is hosting at the university. Banner Painting Contest Monday, Nov. 3 4 p.m. Manchester Plaza Powderpuff Football Preliminaries Tuesday, Nov. 4 4 p.m. Manchester Plaza Open Mic Night Wednesday, Nov. 5 7 p.m. Shorty’s

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Mali-Boo Witches Brew If you think your trick-or-treating days are far behind you, here is a more grown-up approach for pleasing your sweet tooth. This will be frighteningly delicious with or without a costume. 1.25 oz. Malibu rum .75 oz. white crème de cacao .25 oz. grapefruit juice .75 oz. orange juice Gummy worms Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and serve into a martini glass. Add some gummy worms for the finishing touch.

After being told hundreds of times about the greatness of the best-selling novel, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, I didn’t have to think twice about going to see the movie. The all-star cast is headed by Dakota Fanning, who plays 14-year-old Lily – a young girl who is on a quest to find out about her mother. Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and many other recognizable actors add to the film’s charm. Set in South Carolina in 1964, the movie shockingly begins with a flashback of a violent scene between L i l y’s parents The Secret Life of Bees before Lily Starring | Queen Latifah, Dakota bluntly Fanning and Jennifer Hudson states, “I Director | Gina Prince-Bythewood killed my Who’s it for? | People who go for mother touching films when I was four.” Running Time | 1 hr. 50 min. L i l y Rating | (out of 5) wanted to get to know her mother and be close to her, but says, “I was the one who took her away.” The guilt she lives with after the incident is later revealed as she breaks down believing she is “unlovable” and simply wants to be loved. She has never felt loved, especially from her father. We see the complicated relationship between Lily and her father, T-Ray (a superb Paul Bettany who is at first unrecognizable). He is cruel and abusive at times, making her kneel on grits as punishment and telling Lily that her mother never loved her. Yet he also has a sad, complicated story that is later revealed. After refusing to believe T-Ray and his accusations that her mother left them, Lily packs up her things and runs away with her housekeeper, Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) after Rosaleen is beaten by a group of racist men. The duo find their way to Tiburon, a town that Lily found on the back of an old photograph of her mother and where Lily believes she can discover information about her mother’s life. In Tiburon, Lily and Rosaleen find Miss August Boatwright (Queen Latifah) and her sisters, June (Alicia Keys) and May (Sophie Okonedo), who are known to make the sweetest, best-tasting honey in the state of South Carolina.

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Lily (Dakota Fanning) learns about bees and family from Miss August (Queen Latifah) in the movie based on the acclaimed novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Following her gut feeling, Lily decides to stay with the women and help them make honey. Although horrible things continue to happen dealing with racial beatings, deaths and violence, Lily finds more love than she ever imagined, discovers the truth about her mother, and finds herself and a home. The movie captures the beauty of motherly love and wisdom, female empowerment and the nurturing nature of African-Americans during a time of oppression. The relationships between Lily and her father, Rosaleen, August, June and May are very real and convincing. The actors did an excellent job and the chemistry between the characters was very apparent. Seeing Fanning in her teens was very strange, and she looks exactly the same as she did as the little girl in Uptown Girls or War of the Worlds except stretched out some. She has definitely grown up;

however, her talent is still just as good if not better than some of her performances as a child. Queen Latifah does an excellent job of capturing the kind, gentle nature of Miss August and the love she shows towards everybody. Keys’ turn as June and Hudson’s as Rosaleen match up, showing their talents not only as singers but also as actors. Okenedo, known predominantly for Hotel Rwanda, is convincing as the tragic May Boatwright. The cast came together to give an outstanding performance, one that was honest and believable. The movie was touching and heartwarming, but dreadfully sad at times. It’s definitely a tear-jerker and a must-see, particularly for women. Fans of the book can also rejoice because the film is honest to the novel’s plot throughout, and director Gina Prince-Blythewood pays great tribute to a fabulous new American classic.

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Restaurant Review | Xia

Tasty dishes save service at Chinese alternative By Emily Prezioso Contributing writer

out of the ordinary, it became somewhat bothersome by the end of the evening. If you’re looking for an AsianHe then handed us a piece of inspired dish, but want a step hallowed-out bamboo containing up from Chinese take-out, Xia a cloth scroll — the menu. The is definitely worth a try. dim lighting, although adding to The service is questionable at the tranquil effect, made reading times, but the trip to Xia is an the menu a bit troublesome. easy one, the prices are reasonThe array of choices was broad able and the food and I was is quite tasty. intrigued Xia After quietly by quite a debating the Location | 134 N. Spruce St. few of the pronunciation of Hours | 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri. entrees. Xia, a friend and I The server 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Sat. finally entered on was new, a chilly Thursday Serving | Asian fusion cuisine but gave a evening. few good Dress | Casual We were greeted suggesin a small red room Price Range | $7 - $16 tions. of dim lights by Rating | I ulti(out of 5) a friendly waiter. mately He encouraged decided on us to take a seat; one of his there did not appear to be a host- suggestions, the Singapore street ess — simply a puzzling podium noodles ($10). My dinner comwith a set of business cards. panion went with the chicken The other customers appeared fried rice ($7). to be primarily businessmen and Our waiter cited the General women coming from work, and Tao’s Chicken ($11), Cantonese we were probably the only cus- chow fun ($10) and the warm tomers under 35. beef salad ($10) as favorites. The waiter asked for our wine We sat for a few moments orders (we are both under 21), admiring the décor, which and after we politely declined, included flickering candles on he addressed us as “girls” for each table and decorative bamboo the remainder of the evening. covering almost every surface in Although this was not overly some form or another.

We had arrived on the early side, but the small room began to fill quickly once 7 p.m. rolled around. We were pleased when our dinner arrived in less than 10 minutes, one of the major pluses of a small sized restaurant. The portions were large, but they arrived on a plate without any garnishes — not quite what I had expected after evaluating the restaurant’s atmosphere, which was clearly carefully thoughtout. The food was delicious. My noodles were cooked nicely and were quite flavorful, although a bit too spicy for my taste (I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to heat though). I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of chicken and shrimp in the dish. The chicken fried rice was quite good, and the portion was large enough to take home to make another meal the next day as well. While we were content with our meals, the waiter did not return to check on us for quite a while. Our water glasses were empty when he finally returned. He arrived with our check without suggesting dessert, although I hear the sticky rice pudding is a favorite. Despite our waiter’s oddities, we had a very pleasant experi-

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Xia, Winston-Salem’s Asian fusion restaurant, serves up generously-sized dishes quickly and is another good dining option for students. ence, and I would certainly return for another meal. After looking over the menu upon leaving, we decided that lunch appears to be the standout meal at Xia. Not only does the menu include more options, but each entrée comes with a spring roll and rice.

CD Review | Dig Out Your Soul

‘90s band delivers catchy album By Paul Griebel | Contributing writer

Some will tell you, quite convincingly, that Oasis’ best days are far behind them. Come on, how could they ever top megasuperhits (no exaggeration) like “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova”? Oasis, like many of it ‘90s counterparts, has run its course. Well, to be honest, it would be pretty impossible to top those songs, by any band’s standards. So if you are planning to listen to Oasis’ new album, Dig Out Your Soul, I would strongly recommend dropping that attitude. Take this album for what it was intended to be: a nice outlet for some successful musicians to put out some fresh ideas they had. It is pretty apparent that the members were not motivated by money, as they are all likely doing fine for themselves. Nor were they trying to top their aforementioned superhits or the outstanding 1995 album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? that produced those songs. Frankly, the bandmates were feeling creative and put together an album that is enjoyable, to say the least. The Gallagher brothers, Noel (primary songwriter/lead guitarist/backing vocals) and Liam (lead singer/rhythm guitar), have put together a pretty good album

in the midst of their mid-2000s resurgence. Now, say what you will about Noel (an arrogant guy who once claimed that he could be bigger than Elvis as a solo act), but he can write a catchy song. And Liam can definitely belt them out. Such a tandem has produced many a hit, and with drummer Zak Starkey, guitarist Gem Archer, and bassist Andy Bell, Oasis has made a big statement with Dig Out Your Soul. The album starts off with the rocking, gritty “Bag It Up,” which really works as a solid opener despite some odd lyrics. Without pause, Oasis flows right into “The Turning,” a cool track complete with a driving drum beat and piano-heavy verses that sounds almost Coldplay-esque, which the Gallagher brothers probably don’t want to hear. Right now, this is my favorite track off the album; unfortunately, it is followed by the somewhat forgettable “Waiting for the Rapture,” another gritty track that just doesn’t seem to go anywhere. “The Shock of the Lightning,” the first single off DOYS that you may have already heard on the radio, kicks things right back up and definitely feels like vintage, rocking Oasis. This feel continues right into “I’m Outta Time,” a Liam-written tune that is dripping with Beatles influence right from the

The hours are one of Xia’s downfalls. The restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Saturday and for lunch Monday through Friday. While lunch is the best option, when can a college student find the time (or money) to go out to lunch on a weekday? Overall though, Xia is fairly

convenient. It is just off First Street, and it has its own parking lot. While I probably wouldn’t spend a birthday dinner here, it is a great place to come for a quick lunch or even a low-key date. Just remember to stay clear of Xia for weekend lunches and Sunday night dinners.

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beginning that stands out as one of the better songs. The middle of the album is probably the weakest section, though “Falling Down” is a song that again feels like it could have fit on one of Oasis’ ‘90s albums. At this point, the listener is treated to a few songs from the non-Gallagher members: “To Be Where There’s Life” is a psychedelic tune penned by Archer that makes for a nice change of pace. Bell’s “The Nature of Reality” is another trippy one and makes for a nice lead-in to the closing track, “Soldier On.” This is a great one and is impressive in the way it crescendos throughout while remaining straightforward and minimalist. Dig Out Your Soul is a true sum of its parts, comprised of six tracks penned by Noel, three by Liam, and one each by Archer and Bell. While there is nothing really ground-breaking about the album, it is a solid pop/rock product that certainly proves the lasting musical abilities of Oasis. This one is easily recommendable, whether you are an Oasis fan, a ‘90s rock fan or just someone looking for some fresh music. And be sure to catch the promotional winter tour if they stop by your area, I’ve heard they put on a great show.

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