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Atwood on the lack of peacetime Page 7 College Dems vs. Repubs: Immigration and welfare Page 10 Jacqueline Sutherland: Living in a new culture at “home”

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New building, new options Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks among choices in Farrell Hall BY CHARLIE FRANKEL Staff Writer francj9@wfu.edu In the coming years, the university will be implementing major expansions for its oncampus dining options. An Einstein Bros. Bagels will be available in Farrell Hall, the new home for the Schools of Business, set to open in August 2013. Additionally, there will be a dining hall constructed on the north end of campus that will open in December 2013. The new dining hall, to be built between Farrell Hall and the future dorms, will have

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Farrell Hall, the new business school opening in Fall 2013, will provide new convenient dining locations for North campus residents.

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Average Wake Forest student loans higher than at other private universities BY HEATHER TSAI Contributing Writer tsaiht12@wfu.edu The average portrait of a college student usually involves the word “debt.” This is true for most universities across the nation, but is it true at Wake Forest? With the general reputation of being from well-to-do families, how prevalent is financial aid among Wake Forest students? Furthermore, how much of a role does the Office of Financial Aid play on campus? Bill Wells, director of financial aid, counters the notion that all students at the university come from wealthy families. Wells’ position is backed by the university’s increase in diversity; this freshman class is statistically the most racially and

socioeconomically diverse group yet. Rising college sticker prices confound inflation rates. For most private institutions, tuitions rise for greater investment in student resources and not to adjust to cuts in government subsidies. The highest increase in tuition at the university, according to Wells, was 7 percent. Overall, Wake aims to maintain a year-to-year increase of 4 percent. The College Board estimated that the average tuition and fees costs in 2011-12 totaled $28,500, whereas the cost of Wake Forest’s tuition and fees cost students $41,100. These numbers are both greater than the College Board estimates of in and out-of state tuition for public universities, which were averaged at $8,244 and $20,770 respectively. It is understandable, then, that the average debt of a U.S. college graduate nears $25,000. According to the New York Times: Interactive College Debt Chart, the average Wake Forest 2010 graduate had $33,000 in loans. Duke University students aver-

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I wasn’t planning on starting my postacademic life with quite as much debt as it now seems that I will. Emily Zier Junior

aged $22,000, Vanderbilt $19,000, and UNC-Greensboro $24,000. But some extreme cases do exist. At the little-known private college of Ohio Northern University, the typical graduate has $49,000 of debt. At the university, loans will still be high. Although 97.4 percent of one student’s tuition over the past three years and other costs have been covered by university aid, they will still graduate with at least $32,800 in debt. Another student who has had 94.9 percent of their tuition and costs covered over the past three years will still graduate with at least $13,500 in private loans. When calculating a student’s demonstrated need, private universities like Wake Forest use the College Board’s methodology. The calculation for financial aid thus adds factors such as a student’s non-custodial parent’s assets into the equation, whereas the federal methodology that public colleges use does not take such factors into account when calculating aid. Wake Forest’s high cost compared to competing universities is also due to a smaller, less-endowed alumni network and a remarkably low student-to-teacher ratio. “Most of the money spent coming in from tuition is used to pay people,” Wells said. “People include an enormous staff and the

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Millions of students on campuses across the nation can articulate the dread they feel at the looming debts they owe. The world of higher education has found itself in a pitiful situation. With the cost of a semester at a university rising with each passing year, the number of individuals having to take out major loans has risen as well. This leaves thousands upon thousands with a serious burden on their shoulders as soon as they get their diploma handed to them. As we can see in our frontpage feature, the amount of financial aid that is given to those in need at the university is less than desirable. Not that this isn’t in keeping with national numbers, but it is hard to believe that there are numerous perfectly qualified candidates that are unable to attend the university because they simply cannot

It is obvious to us that reform of the financial aid and admissions systems in college and universities needs to be redefined.

afford to. Every school professes to be “need blind,” but what does that actually mean? Does that only refer to the income that an applicant’s parents make or does it take into account the multiple other expenses that students incur? Everything from textbooks (which are also exorbitantly expensive) to those hidden fees burn a hole in students’ pockets. The stereotype of a college student usually involves the words “broke” or “poor.” Since the beginning of modern higher education, students have been strapped for cash either

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due to their having to pay for school or for being on a tight budget for the first time. Wake Forest reputations aside, there are not many college students in the nation that can easily pay for dinner out each Friday night of the semester on top of new clothes. This makes the arbiters of higher education seem oblivious to the plight of the “poor” college student. And this sentiment extends past the financial aid and admissions office. Further, students often have to turn down unpaid internships. Many must ask themselves, before accepting that competitive opportunity, whether they can afford to go a summer without any income and still somehow pay for books the next semester. The constant preoccupation with paying for college as well as any other related

expenses may even drive some students to prioritize income when choosing careers. In other words, the number of students who come into college as pre-med could be the ones who are feeling pressured into it by their looming debts. It is obvious to us that reform of the financial aid and admissions systems in college and universities needs to be redefined. In order for our society to be the most productive, only the most deserving should be getting the top college degrees, regardless of their parents’ income or their ability to pay for a higher meal plan. Debt and money will weigh upon us for the rest of our lives. It is unfortunate that this kind of mentality has to begin in the best years of our lives.

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Deacon Profile: Brantly Shapiro BY FLETCHER LAICO Contributing Writer laicft12@wfu.edu A member of the university’s ballet faculty, Brantly Shapiro grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. The oldest of five children, she enrolled in her first ballet class at age seven. By age 15, she was teaching in the San Francisco Ballet School. She later danced in the Basler Stadt Theatre in Basel, Switzerland. She received the North Carolina School of the Arts Teacher of the Year Award in 1996 and works as a summer faculty member there. Having been at the university for 28 years, Shapiro also teaches all ballet classes for the Wake Forest Community Ballet Program. What are the most memorable moments in your ballet career? I’ve got two children that have become dancers. I think one of the best moments was seeing my daughter dance in a piece called Snow Queen, choreographed by Nina Danilova, who teaches at the UNC-School of the Arts. It was such a beautiful piece and a wonderful opportunity for [my daughter]. And then, my son danced in a piece called Lacrymosa. He performed it in several different places including here [in WinstonSalem]. It was choreographed by Edward Steirle, who was dying from AIDS. Lacrymosa represents his inner turmoil as he comes to terms with his fate… that piece is phenomenal. For myself, one memorable moment was when I was brought to my hometown of

Corpus Christi to perform Cinderella. I had been dancing all over the world, traveling so much that my parents never actually saw me perform. In Corpus Christi, they finally got to see me, so that was special. Do you see yourself teaching for many years to come? Oh, yes! I see no reason to stop. I love it, love it, love it. I would only quit if I felt it was a drudgery. I think students deserve and have the right to demand a teacher who is completely connected to what she’s doing. Part of the job of a ballet teacher is to act as a psychologist. You have to help your students come to terms with things they don’t understand. Just because they’re struggling doesn’t mean they’re not talented, doesn’t mean they’re never good. It’s just a moment of disappointment. And often it’s a difficult thing to convince a student that there are many good opportunities ahead. I enjoy connecting with students and getting them through those difficult moments. What helped you personally to overcome nerves before performing? The only thing I can say is that you just breathe. There are different reasons to be nervous, but you can get so keyed up that your legs tremble, and I’d just tell myself, “Breathe.”

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What aspect of your job do you enjoy most?

So the classes I teach are all different — the way I teach a class of 15-year-old kids and the relationship I have with my older college students is completely different from the way I teach my 4-year-old students and my relationship with them… but in some ways, they’re exactly the same!

The students. I love that I teach everything from 4-year-olds all the way to college kids.

What makes ballet so special compared to other forms of dance?

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Ballet is the classical form, so the technical requirements are the strictest of all. That doesn’t mean that ballet is more difficult than other forms of dance like jazz, but the rigors of it are clear cut and there’s right and there’s wrong. As far as the physical aspect of it goes, I love the fact that there is a clear dogma, a clear understanding of what you’re after — it creates a kind of calm.

University commemorates the legacy of classics professor

Cagefest honors famous pianist Political journalist Joe Klein to with month long celebration give Voices of Our Time lecture

The university will celebrate the career of internationally renowned translator and professor of classical languages Allen Mandelbaum from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Oct. 13 in Reynolda House. The commemoration will include speakers, poetry readings and music intermissions. The event will be followed by a reception. For more information, contact Roberta Morosini, associate professor of Romance Languages, at morosir@wfu.edu.

Guest artist Stephen Drury, an internationally known and critically acclaimed artist from the New England Conservatory of Music, will perform a recital of various selections from the piano compositions of John Cage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Brendle Recital Hall in Scales. Drury will also hold a masterclass for piano students from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Oct. 15 in Brendle Recital Hall. For more information contact Louis Goldstein, professor of music, by email at louieg@wfu.edu.

TIME magazine columnist and political commentator Joe Klein will deliver an address detailing his experience travelling across America at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Wait Chapel. Klein met with politicians and community leaders as well as everyday people who invited him into their homes and businesses to talk about the challenges facing America. Klein will center his talk around the idea of the American Dream. For more information, contact Assistant VP of University Events Jennifer Richwine at richwijl@wfu.edu.


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Loans: Debt load lies behind students’ fears Continued from Page 1

students whose families cannot afford to pay or have earned merit scholarships. The buildings, the computer system and safety all cost money.” The campus’s new recreation center, for example, will cost $60 million to build. Wells emphasized that among national universities, U.S. News and World Report ranks Wake Forest as the 27th best national university in the nation, and the 33rd for “most cost effective.” Due to financial and merit scholarships, most college students do not pay all of the sticker price. However, this doesn’t mean that the price students do have to pay is easily managed. “Every year finding adequate coverage for tuition becomes more and more difficult,” junior Emily Zier said. “Freshman year, the financial aid provided through the school

covered everything. Sophomore year, I had to provide some payment out-of-pocket and take out an additional loan, but it was manageable. This year, I was required to take out an even greater amount in outside loans in order to cover tuition. I wasn’t planning on

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Wake Forest does provide some aid, but probably not all that it can. John Byrum Freshman

starting my post-academic life with quite as much debt as it now seems that I will.” Officially, the university is need-blind concerning admission to the university and promises to meet 100 percent of all demonstrated need. “Wake Forest does provide some aid,” freshman John Byrum said, “but probably not all that it can.”

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Mellies, running as a Republican, faces a tough electoral battle to represent the state house district that includes the university campus.

Charlie Mellies (‘08) is now running against incumbent Ed Hanes for NC District 72 BY FLETCHER LAICO Contributing Writer laicft12@wfu.edu Though often overlooked in favor of national races, statewide elections have a strong and often direct impact on local constituencies. One such local race is particularly close to home. Charlie Mellies (’08),

is running on the Republican ticket for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 72, which includes the area around campus. Running against Democrat Ed Hanes Jr. for a district that includes the area around campus, Mellies said, in an interview with the Old Gold & Black, that his platform consists of three main issues: job creation, education and government waste. While Mellies concedes that he and Hanes agree on the main issues of the election, they propose very different solutions. Mellies plans to create jobs by taking pressure off of small businesses. Consequently,

his first priorities are cutting taxes and providing tax incentives. Meanwhile, Hanes prefers to approach job growth through increased government spending. Hanes said, “I support reasonable, economically feasible and strategic long-term investments into 72nd District infrastructure to create more high paying jobs.” The candidates differ in their preferred methods of educational reform as well. Hanes is focused on increased investment in charter schools as the solution to the educational conundrum. While Mellies “loves charter schools and thinks they’re doing what they were designed to do,” he views a revised curriculum as the more appropriate solution to the school system’s mediocrity. Despite their myriad differences, Mellies and Hanes are not polar opposites in regards to every issue. Mellies is a staunch opponent of government waste, which he believes is rampant. He cites the recent revamping of the local Medicaid program as one instance of extravagant government spending. According to Mellies, the Medicaid system was “outdated” and needed reformation, but what started out as a $200 million reformation plan “ballooned” to an unnecessary $500 million plan. Hanes, too, sees government waste as a major problem. “I am in full support of making government more efficient and effective for the tax payer by eliminating proven redundancies within our state agencies,” Hanes said. Hanes and Mellies are also in agreement about the issue most likely on Wake For-

est students’ minds: the struggle to pay ever-increasing college tuition. With tuitions increasing at all levels of the North Carolina School System, Hanes proposes a tuition plan that would pay the tuition at a UNC System School for all North Carolinians who came from families who live at 20 percent of the federal poverty line and below, and also had graduated from high school in the calendar year of their college enrollment. “This program would be completely funded through lottery receipts,” Hanes said. Mellies supports Hanes’s proposal, and adds that he would “love to add merit-based scholarships for students who excel in high school” to the plan. Defeating Hanes will not be an easy feat for Mellies. However, Mellies may not be the underdog that many think he is, as he begins his foray into politics at an opportune time. In 2010, gerrymandering made it easier for Republicans to win in District 72. Mellies’s campaigning efforts should help, as well. Indeed, moving from door-todoor and attending local events is crucial for Mellies because he has found that “not many people know much about the race for the State House of Representatives.” As the Nov. 6 Election Day approaches, Mellies faces an uphill battle in a traditionally liberal district. Consequently, Mellies encourages Wake Forest students to get involved with his campaign. He currently has four Wake Forest students working in his campaign, and encourages more to “come get down and dirty!”

POLICE BEAT Marijuana Possession • WSPD officers responded to a call in reference to a possible case of drug use in a residence on Crowne Court. The officer observed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the offenders apartment. After a search was conducted, the officer confiscated several pipes, a bong and grinders, and issued the offender a state citation. The report was filed at 11:25 p.m. Sept. 22. • University Police responded to a call in reference to drug use in Kitchin.

Officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the offenders’ room. One offender admitted to having marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The other offender stated he had just arrived and had not used, but the first offender advised that both had been smoking. The report was filed at 10:20 p.m. Sept. 27.

Underage Consumption • University Police responded to a medical call in South Residence Hall. During the call it was determined that the

injured student, who advised he had been drinking, was responsible for the damage to the windows in the stairwells in Babcock. The student’s injuries occurred while breaking the window panes.  The report was filed at 3:58 a.m. Sept. 30. • University Police responded to a call in reference to loud noise at the Sigma Chi lounge, and observed an unauthorized party in progress. Attendees were asked for IDs and four were referred to the Dean’s office for underage consumption. The report was filed at 12:20 a.m. Sept. 25.


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University welcomes delegation from Liberia Liberian foreign minister shares story of his country’s transition from tyranny to democracy BY AUSTIN COOK Contributing Writer cookar12@wfu.edu On Sept. 28, the university hosted a group of diplomats from the Republic of Liberia, including Foreign Affairs Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngfuan, Rural Communications Director Patrick Honnah and Assistant Minister of Public Affairs Horatio Bobby Willie. Speaking in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library auditorium to a group of students and faculty, the three speakers introduced themselves to the audience and began with some background information on their personal histories, careers in service and goals for the future. Ngfuan, who received his master’s degree from the University of Rochester, was visiting the university on the heels of a trip to the United Nations in New York City. Providing some context to his work at the U.N., Ngfuan related Liberia’s recent history as a democratic nation that endured years of dictatorship, violent civil war and bloodshed that began in 1980 with a military coup. Finally, after the forced exile of

the country’s ruthless tyrant Charles Taylor, Liberia held free elections in 2005. On Nov. 23, 2005, it was confirmed that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a U.S.-educated economist, had been elected president of Liberia. Sirleaf became Africa’s first female president, and her inauguration was even attended by then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and First Lady Laura Bush. Ngfuan described his country’s international efforts as “development diplomacy,” citing Liberia’s continuing efforts to stabilize the national economy and to lift the general population out of poverty (at the moment 85 percent of the population is living under the poverty line). He went on to emphasize the importance of Liberia’s relationship with the United States, calling the country “one of [Liberia’s] strongest partners.” Yet, the delegation also spoke directly to students about the connections between Liberia and Wake Forest and how students can get involved to aid the country’s ongoing recovery. Stressing the fact that “even just an hour is enough to put somebody on the right track,” Ngfuan noted the Liberian Organization of the Piedmont (LOP), a group dedicated to aiding Liberia in its time of reconstruction, as a way of aiding Liberian families and individuals in need of assistance. James Hunder Sr., president of

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Augustine Kpehe Ngfuan, the foreign affairs minister from Liberia, joined a panel discussion on Liberia while on campus Sept. 28. LOP, served on the panel that took questions from the audience. Furthermore, the university is in the process of developing a summer study abroad program in Liberia for students as well. After a thoughtprovoking discussion, Ngfuan expressed his optimism about the future of his country

and its relationship with Wake Forest and the United States. While noting the severe challenges ahead, he believes in his people’s resilience and explained that Liberians are able to “light the candle in the midst of the darkness” and build a connection between the university and the people of Liberia.

Dining: Students await new meal options added food service space is badly needed. As the university continues to admit more students with each incoming class, struggling to find open seats and waiting in long lines at the Pit or in Benson has become the norm. In the past year, the administration has worked toward addressing students’ requests for additional dining options on campus. The university replaced Zoca with Moe’s and turned Subway into a 24-hour dining option.

What students have told us is that they want variety and that we need to address capacity in our dining program. John Wise

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Among the restaurants that will open along with Farrell Hall in Fall 2013 is an Einstein Bros. Bagels and a new sit-down restaurant. Continued from Page 1 four major components, according to Assistant Vice President of Hospitality Services John Wise. There will be a meal-swipe venue which will be “equivalent to the Pit,

but the food offerings will be a little different,” Wise added. There will also be a sitdown restaurant, similar to Shorty’s, as well as a convenience store similar to the Sundry. And, what is sure to thrill students, a second Starbucks will be installed in this new dining facility. As many students can attest, the

“Whether you’re a freshman living in South Hall or you’re a senior living in North Campus Apartments, this will be another venue,” Wise said. “What students have told us is that they want variety and that we need to address capacity in our dining program. This is designed to do that.” Einstein Bros. Bagels was not initially a part of the plan for Farrell Hall. The original plan was to include Cosi, the Philadelphia-based restaurant chain that of-

fers soups, salads and sandwiches. Based on the development of the new dining hall,” Sylvia Green, director of marketing and communications for the business schools, said. “We felt the need to reevaluate our plan and make sure that we were selecting the best option for all of Wake Forest University and the entire student body.” Green added that they chose Einstein Bros. Bagels over Cosi because “our goal was to provide a more complementary option rather than a competing option for the campus.” “I definitely think that’s a good idea because it gets really crowded at Starbucks and all the other food places,” freshman Alyssa Norton said. “Plus, we really need bagels on campus. That’s so exciting!” Einstein Bros. Bagels now has more than 300 restaurant locations in 27 states. Like Subway, Moe’s, Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. will be operated and staffed by ARAMARK as a franchise of the national brand. Wise says that the hours for Einstein Bros. have not yet been determined. He added that there will be no changes to the original Starbucks on campus in Z. Smith Reynolds Library. According to Wise, students will not be able to use one of their meal plans at Einstein Bros. Bagels, but they will be able to use either an Old Gold Meal Swipe or their food dollars.


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Cameron Atwood Guest Columnist atwocg9@wfu.edu

In nearly 22 years on this planet, I have seen barely a decade of peacetime. I was born into the Gulf War, though far too young to appreciate it, and I did most of my growing up amidst the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. At a time when I was barely old enough to comprehend the meaning of war, if indeed we can ever really understand it at all, my generation was subjected to images of parents digging their lifeless children out of rubble while politicians and news agencies quoted terms like “shock and awe” to describe what was going on. At the end of the day, regardless of what it was called, thousands of people were in a brutal fight for their lives. One nation’s bold military strategy was another’s source of constant death and terror. Years have passed, the body count has risen, and peace has finally become more than a distant dream. Soldiers are returning to their families, hope finally returning for a time without war.

Perhaps it is naive to think that war is avoidable and that other answers are possible.

Despite this renewed hope, the world at large isn’t quite ready to accommodate. All the elements are there, perhaps even more so than before: A radical, untrustworthy leader with no love for the western world, a climate of fear and unrest in the region, and the threat of nuclear weapons that, unlike last go around, actually appears legitimate. Already, with an exit from Afghanistan still somewhere over the horizon, a new conflict is brewing, one that mirrors the invasion of Iraq from less than 10 years ago far too close for comfort. All the elements are there, perhaps even more so than before: a radical, untrustworthy leader with no love for the Western world, a climate of fear and unrest in the region and the threat of nuclear weapons that, unlike last time, actually appears legitimate. One could speculate that, had we the same leader as a decade ago, this nation would already be in a renewed state of war. Whether the president has more of an influence on the current reaction, or whether it is simply the election-year timing of events, it is difficult to say. One thing that can be said for certain is that the United States is not ready for an-

other war, not by a long shot. Though far from the economic plight of the potential enemy is Iran, whose currency is at a record low of less than half its value a year ago, and the U.S. is nowhere near financially healthy for another costly conflict. With oil prices still steadily climbing and thus driving everything else up, and a job market barely inching to recovery, any further burden would likely break the backs of the middle class and tiers below it. Add to that the fact that people still haven’t forgotten the catastrophe that was the last foray into the Middle East, and a recipe for civil unrest is all but complete. On a more personal level, many of us who grew up in a nation at war could only comprehend the violence in abstract terms before. Now, with most of us having friends or family serving in the military, people we grew up beside, the thought of another bloody battle thousands of miles away is more than some can bear. Perhaps it is naive to think that war is avoidable and that other answers are possible. Perhaps we really must continue to barter the lives of those we love to ensure world stability, but haven’t we as a people earned at least a brief armistice just to enjoy the peace we supposedly fight for? After all, if we are never allowed to know peace, then what are we fighting for in the first place?

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While many other students are sleeping, studying or partying, members of Student to Student (STS) gather on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. in Davis Chapel to celebrate the glory and grace of the Christian God through song, testimony and fellowship. STS participants hail from various denominational backgrounds, but their purpose is one: praising the One who has de-

livered them from sin into new life. The structure of a meeting at STS is simple. After a few opening worship songs, members form small groups and talk about the state of their relationship with Jesus. When these discussions have concluded, a student volunteer takes the stage and shares a message with the community; these testimonies are often passionate and always heartfelt. The meeting closes around 11 p.m. with some departing songs and hugs all around. STS’s atmosphere is relaxing and almost therapeutic. The music offers a release from the stresses of collegiate life. The small group discussions function as make-shift support groups in which genuine conversation abounds. The speakers’ comments provide time for reflection and growth. In an interview with one of STS’s leaders, I asked him about why he chose to participate in the group. He responded, “You get to talk about what is going on in your life. The good. The

The small group discussions function as make-shift support groups in which genuine conversation abounds.

bad.” A different student answered, “It is really just a refreshing time in the middle of the week when I can sit down and just relax and focus on what is truly important to me.” STS is most certainly a personal and calming experience at times, but it is also a communal event expressing a shared faith, a faith that members are not afraid to vocalize. The openness with which members express themselves is actually rather unique and uplifting. One interviewee had the following to say about the group’s interpersonal dynamics: “I think STS is [an] intimate environment where you can kind of have more relationship stuff, more fellowship.” After some of their meetings, a few par-

ticipants will sit outside the chapel past midnight talking about faith, friends and life at Wake. For STS, conversation is fundamental. Unlike the vast majority of Christian organizations at the university, STS is completely managed and led by a diverse group of students. “We don’t have our own campus minister or faculty member that is advising us,” a now-graduated female leader explained to me. “It lives and dies, I guess, by the students and their desire to continue it.” The community’s initiative is strong, and its increasing participation rate suggests that many Wake students are responding well to STS’s message. Numbers have risen since the beginning of last spring semester, but leaders say that there is still room for improvement, citing “getting the word out there” as one of the top priorities. All names have been removed to protect the confidentiality of the student participants.


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“ artist Public meltdown reflects poorly on punk Speaking Frankly | Pop Culture

Green Day frontman Billy Joel Armstrong’s behavior harms rock and roll culture Danny Wadler Staff Columnist wadldf11@wfu.edu

Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of the American punk band Green Day, is in rehabilitation to treat a recurring substance abuse problem after an embarrassing onstage meltdown Sept. 21 at the iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas. Armstrong complained repeatedly during the set that he had not been given enough time. The fiasco arose when he realized that he had only one minute left to finish his performance, at which point he stopped playing right in the middle of the song “Basket Case.”

Rather than utilizing this precious minute, however, Armstrong, being the “hardcore punk” that he is, chose to curse out his audience and smash his guitar. My criticism of Armstrong’s “punk” behavior does not revolve around his being intoxicated on stage nor his dropping more F-bombs than I can count on live radio. My criticism is that his behavior wasn’t really punk at all. It was diva. What seems to have outraged Armstrong most severely was that Usher, the artist who preceded him at the festival, took 25 more minutes of stage time. This is a perfectly fair grievance, but Armstrong believed his status in the music industry justified throwing a tantrum. He was adamant that the audience know he has been around since 1988 and that he’s “not f---ing Justin Bieber, you motherf---ers!” Armstrong apparently does not know, but Usher has been popular about as long as he has. Armstrong tried to compare Usher and Bieber as both being relatively new to the music business, but the real comparison is that both pop stars represent something Armstrong dreads: the decline of rock music’s prevalence in pop culture. Now, is this a fair grievance?

Maybe, but stopping a rock performance to whine about it is the least appropriate way to try to address it. In fact, stopping the show a minute early was Armstrong’s most heinous crime. In a long history of rebellious musicians performing social transgressions, this one is unprecedented. Jim Morrison of The Doors once deliberately disobeyed censorship orders on The Ed Sullivan Show — a rousing public statement of disrespect. Yet, he kept the music going. Courtney Love of Hole used to expose her breasts while on stage, affirming her reputation as a public nuisance. Yet, she kept the music going. Even when Pete Townshend of The Who first smashed his guitar in front of an audience, he always made sure his band was done playing first. Because the music is what it’s all about. The fact that Armstrong had to stop in the middle of a song to do any of these things is an embarrassment for the whole rock n’ roll culture. Now, Townshend has to walk around reminding people he is “not f---ing Billie Joe Armstrong, you motherf---ers!”

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This is a perfectly fair grievance, but Armstrong believed his status in the music industry justified throwing a tantrum.

If Armstrong really has an uncontrollable substance abuse problem, then he’s very brave for seeking help. But it seems to me that he’s only in rehab to excuse himself for his own diva behavior, adding insult to the injury he’s already inflicted on rock and roll’s reputation. As enjoyable as your music may be, Billie Joe, it’s not people like Usher and Justin Bieber who are killing rock music. It’s people like you. Green Day’s new album ¡Uno! was released Sept. 24, and since no press is bad press, only time will tell how much Armstrong’s breakdown boosts the album’s sales figures. Danny Wadler’s full review of Green Day’s new album ¡Uno! is available in the Life section online at oldgoldandblack.com

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“We should have more options at the Pit.” William Yip (‘14)

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Immigration Policy & Welfare Reform From the Left | College Democrats Democratic policies strive for a united America and protection of all citizens College Democrats

Staff Columnists diamjm0@wfu.edu Immigration Policy Mounted inside the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal is a bronze plaque with an Emma Lazarus poem engraved on it. Channeling the statue’s voice, Lazarus writes, “‘Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’” The Democratic Party understands the ethos embodied by this work. Thus, the Democratic Party platform states, “The story of the United States would not be possible without the generations of immigrants who have strengthened our country and contributed to our economy.” More specifically, the platform urges for reform: “[T]he country urgently needs comprehensive immigration reform that brings undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and requires them to get right with the law, learn English, and pay taxes in order to get on a path to earn citizenship. We need an immigration reform that creates a system for allocating visas that meets our economic needs, keeps families together, and enforces the law.” The Romney-Ryan ticket seems to have forgotten that many of our own grandparents, great-grandparents and beyond were immigrants themselves. One of the most redeeming features of our country is that it provided the opportunity for people to succeed. In our modern time of open-mindedness, it is not right for us to deny the opportunity for millions of fellow Ameri-

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cans to work hard and better themselves and their families. Any policy denying the ability for someone to enter our country legally ignores the roots that have built this great nation. Welfare Reform Mitt Romney, in a controversial statement (to put it lightly), stated that 47 percent of the voting public is “dependent on government” and that it is not his “job… to worry about those people.” This shallow sentiment is not what our country needs in a time where bitter partisanship threatens to tear our country at its seams. This 47 percent contingency represents many college students receiving Pell Grants and student loans, some twothirds of company grade military officers, as well as elderly Americans. By dismissing nearly half of the country, Mitt Romney has shown voters he is out of touch with the hardworking laymen that drive our country. However, it is no secret that our current system could benefit tremendously from reform measures. For example, when the Social Security eligibility age was first made 65, the average life expectancy was 63. Because of obvious advances in medical care, we can no longer afford to keep people on Social Security that are living longer. We would endorse moving up the Social Security age and negotiating with Republicans about what a proper age eligibility would be now that life expectancy is almost 80. This idea highlights just one aspect that the Democrats seek to improve to make the social safety net both sustainable and fair. Ultimately, the Democratic Party believes in a united America where every citizen has some form of protection and support in his or her pursuit of happiness. Underpinning this vision of faith and conviction is the Constitution’s most fundamental principle: “We the People.” This column was written by graduate student Jordan Lee.

Republicans espouse a secure border, welfare that doesn’t create dependency College Republicans Staff Columnists rexjb9@wfu.edu

Immigration Policy First and foremost, the US should make efforts to fully secure its borders. The first real step to combating illegal immigration is the commitment to a secure border, since secure borders are a precondition for immigration control. In recent years, little to nothing has been done to seriously implement a secure border. We believe that all parties should come together for the good of this nation, to show the US people that a secure border can actually be achieved. Putting all other proposals and legislation aside, secure borders should no longer be talked about or promised, but actually attained. Once we have achieved a secure border, it will be possible to finally deal with the more complicated issues surrounding illegal immigration. Stricter regulations around illegal immigration and more avenues of legal immigration should be created, thus creating incentive for legal migration. While the granting of amnesty only rewards and promotes more law breaking. Additionally, the US should create new paths for individuals to enter the country legally. Often times, Republicans are seen as against all forms of immigration, but this is certainly not the case. Republicans have issue with illegal immigration, because it breaks the laws of nations as well as causes a drain on our public services. These immigrants, who have bypassed their brothers and sisters waiting for visas and other legal forms of entry, gain the advantages of living with the US without paying into the system. By using public services, often in emergency situations, these individuals cause prices of these products to skyrocket (i.e. healthcare).

Additionally, these workers are exploited by businesses avoid payroll taxes and OSHA laws. We believe securing the borders and creating easier, more accessible pathways for legal immigration will better serve our country in the short and long run. Welfare Reform In regards to welfare, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan proclaimed correctly that “…welfare should be to help people reach the point where they no longer need it.” In 1996, under President Clinton the Welfare Reforms were passed essentially linking welfare to work(ing). According to the Heritage Foundation, caseloads shrunk by half, going from 12.6 million in 1996 to 5.9 million in 2000, 2.8 million families moved off of welfare and into jobs, and 1.6 million fewer children were left in poverty. Surprisingly, the 1996 reforms restricted only one federal program out of more than 70. Today, these different programs are spread over 13 government agencies and cost taxpayers more than $900 billion a year. Now, the current administration seeks to replace the requirement that recipients engage in work activities for 20 to 30 hours per week with looser standards, perhaps as little as one hour per week. Welfare should be there to support Americans, who have fallen on hard times, but welfare shouldn’t become a way of life. Lowering the standards will only result in an increased dependence. For example, the foot stamp program was established as a short-term assistance program. Yet currently, half of food stamp aid goes to individuals who have received food stamps for more than 8.5 years. Given the current conditions, if they haven’t broken free after 8.5 years, will they ever be able to become dependent? Instead of creating a cycle of dependence, I believe all (able) welfare recipients should be required to either have a job or actively looking for one. In the long run, I believe these same standards should be extended to other forms, such as food stamps, public housing. Regrettably, the current administration seems to be marching vigorously in the opposite direction. This column was written by the College Republican executive board.

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Sophomore Jessica Mandrich has recorded three assists in eight games with the Deacons this year.

An impressive 4-0 victory over Clemson gave Wake Forest women’s soccer head coach Tony da Luz his 200th win as a Demon Deacon Sept. 30 at Spry Stadium. “Two-hundred wins is a big achievement in the ACC,” da Luz said in regard to his milestone victory. “I’ve been really lucky to have

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had great players and an unbelievable facility here to draw great players.” But anyone who saw the game against Clemson knows that it is not luck that delivered da Luz this achievement. The Deacon’s game strategy, an adjustment and an improvement from a disappointing loss to Maryland, proved effective from the beginning. “It’s so important, in the ACC, to get a lead,” da Luz said, helping direct his team to accomplish just that when freshman forward Jenai Davidson scored one in the 27th minute. A cross into the box from redshirt junior midfielder Ally Berry set Davidson up perfectly for the header that would put away her first goal in a Demon Deacon jersey.

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For the first time in almost two years, a Wake Forest’s men’s soccer player was named ACC Player of the Week. Luca Gimenez, a native of São Paulo, Brazil, scored his first career hat as part of a 4-0 thrashing of Virginia Tech. He was summarily named co-ACC Player of the Week for his effort. The junior forward now leads the team in scoring with 12 points.

Jen Hoover takes the reins Wake Forest welcomes a new head coach to the women’s basketball team BY MAX WOHLMUTH Sports Editor wohlmj11@wfu.edu Demon Deacons fans should be excited for the upcoming women’s basketball season. However, the excitement does not lie in the new recruiting class or a preseason ranking. Instead, it comes with new head coach Jen Hoover. A former Demon Deacon herself, Hoover had a successful career with Wake Forest, playing at the university from 1987 to 1991. Hoover is very excited to be on the sidelines for the Deacs once again, but this time as a coach. “I’m living the dream,” Hoover said. “I feel honored and blessed to have the opportunity to return to a place that I really look at and say were the four best years of my life.” In those four great years, Hoover set the women’s basketball all-time career record for both points and rebounds, with 1,728 points and 1,006 rebounds. She was also a three-time All-ACC selection. Although Hoover misses being out on the court,

her players help fill the void. “The daily interactions I have with our players both on and off the court are what make me so blessed to be in this position,” Hoover said. “I miss playing the game, but I could not do what these kids do today because my time has passed.” During past coaching jobs, it seemed as though success followed Hoover wherever she went, and fans should hope this trend continues. Her most notable stints include time with the University of CaliforniaBerkeley as an assistant coach, and with the University of Virginia as a recruiting coordinator. As an assistant at Berkeley, Hoover helped coach the team to their first ever Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA tournament. Off the court, she pulled very impressive recruiting classes, including the number one ranked recruiting class in 2009. While working at Virginia for four years, Hoover served as the recruiting coordinator for half the time. During those two years, the Cavaliers had back-to-back top-15 recruiting classes in 2005 and 2006. However, Hoover acknowledges that success did not come without great teachers. “I’ve had the privilege of working for some amazing coaches. Some are legend-

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With the momentum in hand, the Deacs easily dominated the rest of the first half, scoring two more goals in the 31st and 34th minutes. Sophomore defender Kim Marshall tacked on the second goal after a corner kick by sophomore defender Jessica Mandarich. Shortly after, senior midfielder Kristen Meier’s breakaway goal put the Deacs up by three and allowed da Luz to comfortably rest some of his starters. One starter who would return for the second half was Jenai Davidson, who found her second game and career goal on an unassisted breakaway in the 80th minute. “It’s definitely exciting,” Davidson said, reflecting on her two-goal game.

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{SPORTS WORDS} “ I’ve been really lucky to have had great players, and an unbelievable facility here to draw great players.” - Tony da Luz

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The end of replacement

The recent referee strike signals an unprofessional side to professional American football BY CARR CODY Contributing Writer codycc12@wfu.edu

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Hoover takes over the team after a stint at High Point University

This last week ended the most perplexing sports issue across the nation. Players and fans alike gave a standing ovation Sept. 27 as the boys were back. This NFL matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns marked the return of the regular NFL referees. Over the last two years, the NFL has been embroiled in scandals from long term lockouts, player lawsuits, increased fine handouts and even a bounty scandal. Apparently in the NFL, hitmen also wear black. However, the recent lockout still trudged along in its wake. In order to secure retirement and pension benefits, the NFL’s regular officials went on strike through the third week of play,

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Hasan Hazime BY TY KRANIAK Sports Editor krantr11@wfu.edu Religion graduate student Hasan Hazime is certainly making his presence felt on the Demon Deacon defensive line. The University of Akron transfer started 22 games with the Zips, and received a medical redshirt in 2011, which allowed him to play as a graduate student with Wake Forest. The native of Canada talks about his expectations for the season and his experience at Wake thus far. What does it feel to be a graduate student on a generally undergraduate team? Honestly, when we are out here doing football stuff, academics is out of the way. We do the same things, and we run the same places. The graduate students don’t have a different game plan than the undergrads once we’re on the field. What made you come from Akron to Wake Forest? After playing four years at Akron, I just wanted a different experience. I came here to try something new, and it’s been great. How has your experience at Wake Forest been so far? So far, so good. School is going well, and I’ve made a lot of great relationships. I like the team a lot, and I like the coaches too. I can’t complain. Can you compare the styles of Coach Grobe with Coach Bowden at Akron? Honestly, no, because I was coming off injury at Akron, and I spent a lot of time with the trainers, so I really didn’t get to know Coach Terry Bowden all that well. What are your expectations for this season? Just like everyone else, we’d like to make it to a bowl game. Also, we want to enjoy our time here. After all, that’s why I came, to enjoy the atmosphere and play in the ACC. What was it like being able to play against a top-5 team in the country in FSU? Outcome aside, I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was fun. Obviously, it was not a fun game, but it was exciting. What’s your favorite part about Wake so far? Honestly, it’s different. It’s a much smaller campus than Akron, so it’s a different experience, but a good experience. I’ve enjoyed myself, and I can’t complain. If head coach Grobe came to you saying he needed you to play quarterback or running back, which would you be? I’d prefer quarterback. I have always wanted to play quarterback, but I know that I will never get that question, so I really don’t think about it too much. Are you planning on going to basketball games this year at the Joel? First, I’ve got to look up where it is because I honestly have no idea, but if some of the guys on the team want to go, I’ll probably go with them. Photo courtesy of Media Relations Graphic by Max Wohlmuth/Old Gold & Black

Deac Notes Basketball teams to host “Black and Gold Madness” at Reynolds

Gimenez’s hat trick earns him ACC Player of the Week honors

On Oct. 13, both the men’s and women’s Wake Forest basketball squads will give fans a preview of the upcoming season by hosting Black and Gold Madness. The one hour event, starting at 8:00 p.m., will feature scrimmages, a 3-point shooting competition and a dunk-off. After showing off their skills, players will meet with fans and sign autographs. The first 5,000 fans to arrive will receive a free T-shirt as part of the promotion.

A three goal performance by junior Luca Gimenez made him the 26th player in Wake Forest history to record a hat trick. The last Deacon to net three goals in a game was current senior Andy Lubahn. His performance came against Boston College on Oct. 30, 2010 and also earned him ACC Player of the Week. Gimenez shared the weekly honor with senior Charlie Rugg of Boston College, who compiled an impressive five points during the week thanks to three goals and two assists.

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Redshirt junior Josh Harris leads Wake Forest with 70 rushes. He also has three touchdowns.

“It hurts. We know that we let one go and we didn’t play the best that we can,” sophomore cornerback Kevin Johnson said. Johnson’s words echoed in the minds of many Wake Forest faithful after a painful 34-27 loss to athletic and academic rival Duke (4-1) on Sept. 29 at BB&T Field. Entering the game, the Blue Devils had lost 12 straight against the Demon Deacons, making this their first win in Winston-Salem since the 1998 season. Head coach David Cutcliffe’s offense did not utilize the run as much as Wake Forest’s previous opponents, but the Blue Devils still brutalized a defense that continues to struggle in every facet of the game. Standing apart from the poor coverage, missed tackles and other miscues that highlighted Saturday’s match-up was the defense’s inept third down play. In addition to surrendering a conversion rate of almost 60 percent, they allowed two critical plays on third down and very long that led to touchdowns. Tanner Price and the offense cut down on the costly penalties, but the redshirt junior quarterback

committed three turnovers on the day, the third of which set up the game-sealing touchdown for the Blue Devils. Despite the turnovers, the offense played relatively well, especially considering the loss of redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Campanaro. The flanker, who began the game in sole possession of the ACC lead for receptions, left the game in the first quarter with a broken hand and will not return for several weeks. “When you throw him the ball, very rarely does he ever drop it,” head coach Jim Grobe said. “Somebody needs to develop — hopefully more than one guy.” Redshirt senior wide receiver Terrence Davis tried to fill the role, pulling in six catches for 100 yards, but the Lilburn, Ga., native set up Duke for an easy field goal after coughing up the ball deep in Wake Forest territory. This score gave the Blue Devils a 13-7 lead, which the Demon Deacons would cut to 13-10 after a 45yard Jimmy Newman field goal five minutes into the second quarter. Down three points at halftime, the offense and defense both stepped up their play in the third quarter. A heavy dose of Harris and Martin brought Wake Forest into Duke territory, where Price would connect with senior fullback Tommy Bohanon for a 34-yard score. The touchdown capped an impressive 98-yard drive, the third longest in school history. On the following possession for Duke, redshirt senior corner back Chibuikem Okoro hit quarterback

Sean Renfree’s arm, which forced his errant pass straight into the hands of defensive end Zach Thompson. The redshirt junior took the ball to the Duke 20-yard line, where Wake Forest would take over possession of the ball. Unfortunately, the Wake Forest offense squandered the opportunity to take the lead, thanks to some puzzling play calling by the coaching staff. Consecutive rushes of one yard up the middle with Harris, not Martin, the team’s power-back, forced Newman to come in and connect on a short field goal. Entering the fourth quarter, now in a tied game, Wake Forest seemed to have all the momentum. However, without their only playmaker (Campanaro) the offense struggled mightily. Duke capitalized on two Price turnovers and strung together two quick scoring drives, giving them a 34-20 advantage with just under six minutes remaining in the game. Bohanon did manage to sneak in a late score for his second touchdown reception of the day, but it was too little too late for the Demon Deacons. “We still have a lot of games ahead of us so we have to bounce back and put this one behind us,” Price said following the loss. This is true, but Wake Forest can ill afford to lose close home games to teams they should beat if they hope to reach a bowl game. The squad will look to right the ship at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in College Park as they face the Maryland Terrapins.

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ary, like Debbie Ryan. Joanne Boyle, was once a rising and now has established herself.” Ryan is the former coach of the Virginia Cavaliers, while Boyle serves as the current head coach. “I had the chance to work with so many great assistant coaches and head coaches that I really felt that was an advantage for me,” Hoover said. “To have so many people lead and guide me and then I got to do that as a veteran person on the staff. It’s been an amazing journey.” Yet, you cannot forget that Hoover was a presence in the post while playing here at Wake Forest.

It’s a new beginning. It’s a new opportunity to grow as a team and become this Jen Hoover Women’s Head Basketball Coach

As a former post-player herself, she does have a little bias and uses her past experience inside the key in her coaching. “I like to teach the mentality to our postplayers,” Hoover said. “The physicality, the

heart and hustle. It’s being good at what you do and understanding your role.” However, she realizes the importance of the guard position on the court. “I know how key the guard has to be. I jokingly tell my post-players they need to be best friends with the point guard.” Looking towards the upcoming season, Hoover has high expectations in what she believes to be something new for the Deacs. “It’s a new beginning. It’s a new opportunity to grow as a team and become this tight family,” Hoover said. “We have five seniors, this is their last shot. They’re enthused and excited about the possibilities this year. With Lakevia Boykin and Chelsea Douglas coming back, we’re really excited to get started and see what we put out there.” Boykin, a senior guard, led the team in scoring. Douglas, a junior guard, was second in scoring last season. As a coach, Hoover also wants to win championships, however, she realizes the importance of an education as well. “I’m about degrees and championships,” Hoover said. “We want everyone that comes through here to get the degree they want and to go out with rings on their fingers. It’s a process, it’s a journey that we’re starting together this year.”

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Hoover, who was the Deacons’ all time leading scorer and rebounder, comes to Wake Forest after coaching at High Point.


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Gimenez nets six goals in two games for Wake Men’s soccer remains undefeated in the ACC BYMIKE ZAVAGNO Staff Writer zavamd11@wfu.edu Luca Gimenez is a name that will now be etched in the Wake Forest men’s soccer record book for years to come. The junior midfielder netted three goals in the Demon Deacons’ (6-13,1-0-3) 4-0 romp over Virginia Tech (4-4-1, 0-3-1) at Thompson Field Oct. 27. The Sao Paulo, Brazil native’s hat trick was the first for a Wake Forest player since Andy Lubahn accomplished the feat against Boston College on Oct. 30, 2010. “It was great,” Gimenez said. “It was a great team effort for the goals.” Gimenez was active from the initial whistle, slamming three shots on net in the first seven minutes of play. He tucked the third attempt inside the near post, beating keeper Kyle Renfro to take a 1-0 lead. The midfielder struck again in the 41st minute. Sophomore forward Sean Okoli had his shot blocked by Renfro, but the Hokie keeper could not control the rebound. Gimenez was there to clean up the mess, burying the bounding ball in

the back of the net to give the Deacs a 2-0 lead before halftime. In the 56th minute, freshman midfielder Collin Martin found a streaking Michael Gamble in the box. The freshman was taken down by a Virginia Tech defender before he was able to get a shot away, resulting in a penalty kick for the Deacs. Gimenez calmly rocketed a shot past Renfro to complete his hat trick. The three goals on the day gave the junior four total scores on the season, moving him past Gamble and Okoli for the team lead. Virginia Tech has been a friendly opponent for the Deacs over the better part of the last decade. In the teams’ last 13 meetings, Wake Forest is undefeated, boasting a 12-0-1 record. The Deacs own the all-time series, going 15-2-2 Gamble in 19 contests with the Hokies. The win was the first on the season for Wake Forest away from Spry Stadium and kept the Deacs undefeated in ACC play. “It was our first win away from home,” Gimenez said. “That means a lot and now we have to build on it.” Wake Forest’s offense has exploded of late, scoring four goals in its last two contests.

This marks the first time the Deacs have netted four or more goals in back-to-back games since the 2008 NCAA Tournament when they defeated Dartmouth 7-0 and South Florida 5-0. The No. 15 Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-1-3) used a pair of second half goals from Luca Gimenez and captain Jared Watts to shutout the Davidson Wildcats (4-5-1) by a score of 2-0 Oct. 2 at Alumni Stadium. With the two road victories this week, the Deacs are now undefeated in their last six games and have not dropped a contest in ACC play. Michael Lisch recorded three saves en route to his fourth consecutive shutout victory, which moved him into a tie for ninth all-time for shutouts in a season as a Demon Deacon. It was the first time that a Wake Forest has recorded four straight clean sheets since the 2008 season. Gimenez continued to roll after his hat trick against Virginia Tech, putting Wake Forest on the board in the 68th minute. It was his fourth goal of the week and fifth on the season, which leads the team. The goal was assisted by freshman Michael Gamble, who leads the squad with four assists. The Demon Deacons will return to Spry Stadium grass at 12:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Michael Crouse Oct. 6 when they face ACC foe BosJunior Luca Gimenez was named ACC coton College. player of the week after his hat trick at VT. The game will be on national TV.

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leaving the NFL in the hands of replacement officials. Since I am not willing to compete with all of Twitter, ESPN and every other news publication, I will not critique the refs. When announcer Troy Aikman tweets that “These games are a joke,” and President Obama issues a statement, enough has been said. None of this was more wrong than on Sept. 24th. This date might as well be Anti-Christmas for Packers fans, as a last-second touchdown catch by Seahawks receiver Golden Tate

gave Seattle the go ahead touchdown to beat the Packers 14-12. Unfortunately, this was no catch. Defensive back M.D. Jennings intercepted the pass from quarterback Russell Wilson, and held possession even though Tate snuck his arms around the ball after Jennings had possession of the ball. This play is also all over YouTube, and was shown possibly 10,000 times on Sports Center this last week. To the country and fans, this was it. The normally funny replacement ref blunders drastically altered the outcome of a game. Commissioner Roger Goodell promptly came to a decision with the Referee’s Union.

The normally funny replacement ref blunders drastically altered the course of the game.

As a student with two Fantasy Football teams, the replacement referees were a joke that lost its flavor more every week. Blown calls always happen, but the experience and training that it takes to be an NFL referee cannot be matched. With so much money, playoff hopes and fantasy football wins on the line, this situation was unacceptable. Roger Goodell is very much to blame for letting this situation ensue. Since

the revenue kept flowing in during the early weeks, no one stopped to question whether the season was in true jeopardy. All of this was on him and the owners, who were initially unwilling to accept the referee’s union and its demands. Now that the game is back to normal, I can breathe a sigh of relief. So can millions of fans and a few owners. But with this experiment over, referee Wayne Elliott, head official of the PackersSeahawks game, went back to high school games in Austin, Texas. In light of recent events, I hope he stays there, for the sake of myself, my Houston Texans, and fans everywhere.

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“I just want to keep helping out the team by contributing goals.” Any Clemson Tiger who wished to help their team out in the same way, however, was stripped of that opportunity by Wake Forest’s junior goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe, who played well.With a scoreless performance that was highlighted by a diving penalty kick save, Bledsoe’s reliable effectiveness allowed the Demon Deacons confidence throughout the game.

“Aubrey just does that stuff all the time,” da Luz said, referring to her impressive saves. “Not all teams are as fortunate as we are to have her in the goal.” Overall, the Demon Deacons, showed an air of confidence and dominance that made them unstoppable. Going into their next game against the No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Charlottesville, Va., this confidence is going to be a necessary component to success. “We still have to play harder [and]… Be a little bit tougher

physically,” da Luz said, looking forward to the game against the Cavaliers. “But I’m happy with the way we’re going.” The victory against the Tigers puts Wake Forest in the fourth place spot in the ACC with a record of 9-3-1. The Deacs will be looking to take over Virginia’s third place spot in their next game. Following the game against Virginia, the Demon Deacons return for their Senior Day game against Kansas at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at Spry Stadium.

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Wake Forest University presents the first ever Cagefest, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of innovative American composer John Cage BY KORY RIEMENSPERGER Staff Writer riemka9@wfu.edu If you stopped by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on Sept. 28, you would have been hard pressed to ignore the sounds that echoed throughout the main atrium. Cagefest kicked off with Musicircus, a live music event that featured a large number of artists performing individually as well as in groups throughout the library. Performers brought their own equipment, set up and began playing simultaneously to create what could only be called an enthralling auditory chaos. Attendee and ZSR Staff Member Peter Romanov knew best how to describe it, “If I had to recount this event to anyone who didn’t attend, it would be with one word: Loud.” Randy Berryman brought his Viola da Gamba – a six-stringed instrument that closely resembles a cello. The highly ornate instrument contributed an interesting visual aspect to the cacophony of sound around him. Notable performers included the Wake Forest Gospel Choir, Louis Goldstein, music professor and Lynn Book, senior lecturer for the theatre department. Also in attendance were a percussion ensemble, jazz and rock bands and even a recorder quartet. Though Musicircus seems like a complete event in its own regard, it is important to note that this gathering was only the beginning of a nearly month and a half long celebration that is Cagefest. The entire festival is presented to honor the centennial of John Cage’s birth. The innovative composer is often found at the top of any list regarding influential 20th century American composers. His willingness to experiment with musical

composition and theory established him as a leading figure in contemporary art. Using ideas culled from Eastern religion and philosophy, Cage incorporated the idea of chance into his compositions, creating decidedly unique pieces that continue to influence artists of different genres. Cage created Musicircus in the late 1960s with the intent of producing “new, unusual and riotously fun configurations” of sounds. Goldstein is the organizer behind both Musicircus and Cagefest, wanting to introduce the youth of this generation to the talent found in Cage’s work. Goldstein writes about the composer, “He was a true poly-artist — composer, poet, writer and artist — a man whose idea to bring together a wide variety of people for an exchange of musical and theatrical performances does not seem too far removed from the way people today connect on the Internet, often creating interesting ‘music’ from a seeming discord of voices.” A number of voices have come together in order to make Goldstein’s dream a reality. Cagefest is sponsored mainly by Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center (IPLACe), a recent start-up headed by Goldstein and Cindy Gendrich, professor of theatre. The group is designed to support projects that combine one or more of the performing arts, like music, theatre or dance, with other university disciplines — matching people, departments and programs with shared interests. Among others lending support to this celebration of Cage’s life are the individual religion, English and music departments, as well as a variety of the university’s START gallery. These departments and IPLACe are sponsoring speakers and events, making Cagefest an event nearly as diverse as the composer’s works. There is no charge for Cagefest events, and all are open to the public.

CAGEFEST Schedule Oct. 10: John Cage, Two2, at 8:00 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall Oct. 11: Rob Haskins performing Cage’s poem “IV”, at 4:00 p.m. Oct. 14: All-Cage Piano Recital, at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall Oct. 23: John Cage as a Conceptual Poet, at 5:15 p.m. at Kulcynych Auditorium in the Admissions Center Oct. 30: Opening of “Cage/Rocks” show, at 5:00 p.m. Nov. 6: All-Cage, at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall Nov. 14: Sonatas and Interludes, at 10:00 p.m. in Scales M208 Photos courtesy of ZSR Library


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Album Review | Cruel Summer

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5,4,3,2,1 with Tré Easton Five things you do not know about the Student Government President. 1. I sing (loudly) in the shower...mostly in falsetto. 2. French fries will be the death of me. 3. I’ve memorized mostly all of the episodes of The Golden Girls. 4. I’ve never been north of the MasonDixon. 5. I have a completely inappropriate sense of humor.

BY TAYLOR DOW Contributing Writer dowtw12@wfu.edu Every single one of Kanye West’s last six albums has pushed the boundaries of rap to the point where he has blurred the line of what is and is not acceptable in hiphop today. Whether it is sped up soul samples, orchestral backdrops, pulsating drum patterns, or synth-heavy basses, West has always displayed a mastery of different sonic facets on every one of his albums. For this reason alone, it is important to realize that Cruel Summer is not a Kanye album. It is a group album meant to showcase the various artists, of his G.O.O.D. Music label. The usual Kanye flourishes that permeate his albums are present but not nearly as much as on his solo albums. Instead, they are replaced with appearances from artists who, while capable in their own right, are not nearly as captivating. This makes for a good album that is often elevated by the occasional amazing verse, but that stumbles when trying to give the proper exposure to artists who have not yet proved themselves. This, however, does not dilute West’s influence from reigning supreme throughout the album. The abrupt shifts in sound and tone that were utilized to amazing re-

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“Are we still drinking with your parents?” “Hey mom, can you go to the ABC store for me real quick before you pick me up for dinner?” “Guys, I lost my little sister at DKEs.” “Look at how grossed out these parents are by the tailgate.” “I am so happy to not be eating Pit food right now.”

sults on last year’s phenomenal Watch the Throne are present on Cruel Summer too. But instead of being accompanied by West and Jay-Z’s reflections on what it means to be black and successful in America, they give way to average verses that fail to elicit the same sort of excellence despite their attempts. Even with these flaws, there are some spectacular moments that are truly worthy of a West solo album. For instance, Pusha T’s affirmation of his belief in God and his subsequent declaration of himself as “the god of everything else” make for a grandiose moment that only he could pull off so cleverly. This, coupled with Kanye’s paranoiaevoking verse on “Clique” in which he reflects on his mother’s death, race relations, and his ambition to “build a new Rome in one day” while being surrounded by the entrancing production of upand-coming producer Hit-Boy, make for

moments where Cruel Summer is nothing short of an exhilarating listen. Sure, the album should have featured more Common and less 2 Chainz, but those lapses in judgment never bog down the momentum of the album to the point where it becomes mundane. Cruel Summer is an album that is always on the brink of greatness, but that simply doesn’t contain enough moments where it actually is great. The prerequisite of making a group album (actually showcasing members of the group) is the only reason for this. As Kid Cudi displays on the standout track “Creepers” and as Pusha T shows on every one of his chances to shine, Kanye’s arsenal of artists is definitely not lacking in talent. And they prove this by producing an album that might not live up to the expectations Kanye’s involvement warrants, but that is exceptional nonetheless.

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Provocative rapper Kayne West is back with a new album, Cruel Summer, produced by his music label, G.O.O.D. Music.

Humor Column | Brown Nosing 101

Think before you brown nose While learning in the Forest, one must know the do’s and don’ts of sucking up to professors BY SHAHANI SAMARASEKERA Staff Writer samasn11@wfu.edu We all have those moments of reflection, where we look back and think, “Hmmm, I wish I had done that different.” When you dwell on someone cutting you in the salad line at the Pit and slowly contemplate how you should have revenge coughed all over that little punk’s sprouts and feta, or maybe that is just me. When the Sunday morning crowd outside Wait Chapel stare at you as you make your way across the Quad in a bandage skirt that barely covers your hooha, and you wish your new friend had offered you a shirt to wear instead of just some more sweet lovin’ before kicking you out that morning. When you try to compliment your teacher, but end up simply saying, “So, I Googled you...” and then promptly run out of the room in embarrassment. Oh wait, that one has never happened to you? It was a day that will forever live

in infamy, at least in my mind. And okay, maybe it was only more like 15 minutes, but that doesn’t make it any less traumatic. I, like any struggling Wake Forest student, was making an attempt to suck up to an unimpressed teacher during office hours. I was throwing down all the standard stuff. You know, “Your eyes look really beautiful in this lighting,” “I wish I could get my hair to look that good even though you are a middle aged man, and I am a socially awkward teenage girl,” kind of business that honestly has never really worked, but who doesn’t like to hear it, am I right? In the midst of these artfully crafted, verbal masterpieces, it happened. I went where no student had ever gone before: I dropped the G-bomb. In all seriousness, I said, “So, I Googled you...” Needless to say, it was only downhill from there. I even tried throwing the Sri Lankan card into the mix (though I hail from Ohio, this small island nation is the mother country to my rents). My Google findings mistakenly led me to believe he would find this intriguing, okay, guys? Back off. After a few failed attempts to bounce back, I promptly left the room, going through what had happened again and again in my mind.

Normally, I am not one to dwell. I like to adopt a “Whatevah, whatevah I do what I want” attitude that has never really failed me in the past. I mean, I have never been arrested for public urination. Can you say that? Yeah, that’s what I thought. But anyways, after using my agile Sri Lankan body to sprint from his room, I ran into one of my friends. With her guidance and the liquid courage of a Starbucks iced coffee, we decided to email him.“Ok, so it just dawned on me that I told you I Googled you, and that probably wasn’t appropriate. I just don’t talk to professors that much and I kind of just blurted it out. I am an unseasoned brown noser. Sorry I am so socially awkward! Also, you don’t have to respond to this. I just wanted to get that off my chest. But thank you for your help during the meeting!” Yes. That actually happened. That is the exact email I sent. Did I mention this happened 30 minutes before I had to go to his class? Did I mention it’s a seminar style where I sit right next to him? If I can teach you all one thing, it’s think before you brown nose. And if you decide to stalk one of your professors via the Internet, maybe keep it to yourself.


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Movie Review | Pitch Perfect

College drama spared by musical numbers An unimpressive archetypal film relies on predictable plotline, catchy music and immature jokes BY EMILY BURNISTON Staff Writer burneg9@wfu.edu Pitch Perfect tells the story of rebel freshman Beca (played by Twilight’s Anna Kendrick) and her journey of self-discovery, wearing too much eyeliner and finding love and friends as a freshman at Barden University. After a slightly uncomfortable musical shower scene (no nudity, sorry boys) with upperclassman Chloe (Hairspray’s Brittany Snow), Beca auditions for the all-girl a capella group on campus, The Barden Bellas. Though led by perfectionist diva Aubrey (Anna Camp), an embarrassing incident at the previous year’s regional competition produces a less-than-picture-perfect crop of new members, including Beca, along with Fat Amy (Bridesmaids funny girl Rebel Wilson), slutty Stacie (Alexis Knapp) and the strangely silent Lilly (Hanna Mae Lee). With their unique voices and personalities, at first the girls have trouble coming together on the same note, but eventually they become BFFs despite their differences and harmonize their way to a capella victory. Sound familiar, Glee fans? Highlighted by laugh-out-loud oneliners provided by Wilson, the musical performances are what make this movie worth watching. The hit-packed soundtrack features full a capella renditions of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” to “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna, along with original mash-ups. The

already delightful musical performances are made all the more impressive considering many of the songbursts were performed live rather than recorded earlier in a studio. “I found the recording studio to be a difficult environment. It wasn’t conducive to performance for me, so any time that I’m singing on my own in the movie, I tried to sing live,” Kendrick said in an online interview facilitated by Campus U, a division of NBC Universal. “I actually found that easier to be singing in front of the cast and the crew. It feels like there’s something at stake.”

Pitch Perfect Grade | BStarring | Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin and Ben Platt Director | Jason Moore Who’s it for? | Fans of Glee and comedies Rating | PG-13

Also included on the soundtrack are Tulane students from actual college a capella groups who were cast in the movie. “[We wanted to cast] totally authentic college students in a movie about college,” actress and producer Elizabeth Banks said. Thanks to the university’s relationship with Campus U, Wake Forest hosted two special preview showings of the film Pitch Perfect in September, which didn’t premiere nationally until Oct. 5. Campus previews are actually a major part of the film’s marketing strategy, according to director Jason Moore. The film has been publicized mostly by word-of-mouth.

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Although the music in Pitch Perfect delights viewers, the plot lags, and the script relies too much on obvious and immature jokes. “The more people we show it to who seem to enjoy it and laugh, the more it seems like a fun way to get the word out,” Moore said about the film. “If you have a good time and you communicate that to somebody hopefully we create a good time for people too.” A good time is certainly one way to describe this movie. Though the plotline was rather predictable and there were way too many plays on the word “a capella,”

what will send chills down your spine is not the vomit-filled fight scene (case of a puking joke gone a bit too far) but instead the Bella’s girl-power rendition of Dr. Dre’s “No Diggity,” complete with an impressive rap verse by Kendrick. If your funny-bone is feeling extra sensitive and your sing-a-long voice is up to par to fill a movie theater, Pitch Perfect is probably worth a discounted ticket. After all, there is a shower scene.

Advice Column | Dear Mark

Questions about life at the Forest? Ask Mark Advice for navigating tricky relationships, professors and parties in college life

BY MARK COVINGTON Staff Columnist covimc9@wfu.edu What if I break up with my significant other during the first month of school? Dear Reader, Well, first of all, I would like to congratulate you on getting that far first of all! Most don’t survive orientation week because of all of the parties and the possibilities that elude them when they are in a couple. Breaking up was not the worst thing in the world, believe it or not. If your significant other was at a different school and you’re here, location was already a huge issue. More than that, college is a time in your life where you need to explore different things, and that includes dating people. I

know it can be tough leaving someone that you’ve been with for a while, but there could be someone out there who is better and could help open you up to new possibilities alongside with them. Enjoy being single and meeting new people (being single is not the end of the world) and doing what you want. Trust me: you will have enough time catering to the needs of others later on in life. Enjoy focusing on you right now! How do I handle a professor who is just totally inflexible? Dear Reader, Professors are tricky people! But again, they are just people, human beings that have emotions and feelings just like you have. If you think they are being unreasonable or hard up I would honestly just try talking to them one-on-one. Let them know that you are trying and you really want to do well in their class. If you show that you are making a concerted effort they will usually try and help you out a bit. Attend class, participate

in class and go to office hours. They will have to have some type of effect towards you if they see you trying. I have had a crush on one of my friends for two years now. He has shown some interest in me, however, the timing was always off because one of us was in a relationship with someone else. We hooked up recently, but now he treats me differently — like he’s scared to get too close. I want to be in a relationship with him though, so what should I do? He also says that I’ll make a great wife… Dear Reader, Well, clearly he’s interested in you. Otherwise he wouldn’t talk to you or even say things like, “you would make a great wife.” First, I would try and remove the whole idea of marriage… it’s a little too early to even consider that type of commitment. That’s probably why he’s being distant. Commitment can scare some guys away so I would tone all of this marriage stuff down. If you really want a relationship with him, just say so. Don’t waste time with games and don’t get cryptic. Also, stop hooking up

with him. Fix the emotional side of things before the physical. Communication will be key with this situation and just make sure you both have a serious conversation about your future together before you proceed. What if I don’t want to drink at a party? Dear Reader, Drinking and parties have become almost synonymous in college. But this behavior is not necessarily true for every individual student on this campus. Drinking (especially underage) is a choice that people make and shouldn’t define how cool you are or affect your social status at all. I know plenty of people who don’t drink or at least waited until they were of legal age to do so. You should never feel pressured to do so or feel that your social life is limited because there are other options. I would say go out with your friends, act drunk if you have to, but never do anything you don’t want to. Just have fun and be safe. Send in questions to Mark Covington at covimc9@wfu.edu.


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Explore the apocalyptic world of Marisol The Cindy Gendrich-directed play provides a visceral, fragmented experience for theater-goers BY MIKE DEMPSEY Staff Writer dempme0@wfu.edu It is a truly amazing sight to see an entire world come to life before one’s eyes on stage. This world, or what is left of it anyway, is the world of Marisol Perez in Wake Forest’s latest theatrical piece titled Marisol. This play, directed by Cindy Gendrich, theatre professor, is an edgy, intense and viscerally biting depiction of a world unlike any we have ever seen. Nothing is normal throughout this play as Marisol Perez, played masterfully by the always-talented Mara McCaffray, attempts to make sense of a world that has lost all sense.

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Marisol Perez, played by Mara McCaffray, looks off anxiously while being watched over by “The Angel” played by Kristen Bryant. From the very first scene, the audience is given a glimpse into the madness of an apocalyptic New York City. What begins as a casual subway ride home from work ends with a deranged golf clubwielding lunatic attacking Marisol. I do not want to reveal too much about the plot of this play as the show should be experienced and not explained.

Trend Alert | Fall into color

Fall fashion in the Forest Are backpacks in and bags out? What’s considered très chic this fall? Our fashion experts weigh in

BY NIKI MAKKINEJAD and STEPH HYATT Contributing Writers makknd11@wfu.edu & hyatse11@wfu.edu As the leaves start shriveling up, so do our bright summer outfits. Each season, we as a student body seem to set a style. Last fall it was Frye boots this past spring it was cobalt blue denim cutoffs. This fall we’ve adapted that trend to suit the crisper weather and typically subdued autumn color palate. Overdyed skinny jeans come in a variety of rich colors. Forest green and wine colored pants have particularly caught our attention. But what to pair these jeans with? Try them on with a chunky cropped sweater in of our favorite new neutrals – caramel, smoke and ecru. But leave the leather boots and scarves at home for a week or so more. A general rule of thumb is to wait until the temperature dips below 60 before breaking those out. On a side note, supposedly the “in color” right now is tangerine orange. However, wear this color with caution. We advise you to use this color as more of an accent piece and start out small — perhaps don a tangerine colored bracelet or long necklace in lieu of that bright orange shirt that may scream “traffic cone.” Additionally, we’ve noticed that many of

you have already gotten tired of “dressing up” for class. You’ve begun to value an extra 15 minutes of delightful sleep over meticulously putting together “the perfect outfit” for that day. You reason that the weather is unpredictably rainy during the fall anyway. We’re not judging — we’re guilty of this too from time to time. Athletic clothes are popular because they provide a quick and comfortable way to give off an athletic and fit image. However, just make sure that if “athletic” is what you’re going for to go all out. We’ve witnessed far too many a girl sporting a pair of norts (Nike Shorts), an oversized cotton tee, high socks and sneakers yet completely forget to put her hair up. Yikes. Now everyone has realized you’re just slumming it and weren’t planning a trip to the Miller Center after all. Also, whatever happened to the Longchamp and Louis oversized totes that permeated Wake fashion so heavily last year? It seems as though flashy bags have disappeared and backpacks are back in. Why? Is this out of efficiency? Is there a sudden push back against subtly name-branded items? Are we afraid our bodies have slumped too far over to one side and desire a better equilibrium? Our best guess is that the disappearance of these shoulder bags is due to a combination of all these pressing factors.

For now, it will be enough to say that throughout the play, Marisol attempts to maintain normalcy and sanity in a world where all of society’s rules have broken down. While Marisol journeys through New York City, her encounters with a cast of remarkably bizarre characters challenge her beliefs and rock her to her core. As is typical

with a Wake Forest production, the acting is well beyond the years of typical college students. Each character adds a substantial and riveting element to the show. Zac Pierce-Messick, who plays three distinctly different characters, adds humor and intensity to every scene he is in, and makes us laugh and cringe at the same time. Similarly, Andy Belt, who plays the psychotic character Lenny, teeters so effectively on the brink of insanity in every scene that the audience cannot look away from his strikingly macabre performance. As for the other women in the production, Amy Shackelford and Kristen Bryant, there can be no doubt that both genders are equally represented in the play’s lunacy. Shackelford grittily plays June, a hardhitting New Yorker who fights back against the world, and Bryant plays “The Angel,” a guardian angel at war with God. Bryant holds a weapon for the majority of the play, and even though we know the play to be fantasy, even in the audience we are fearful that her gaze might fall upon us. All in all, this is a technically brilliant show with amazing costumes, a killer soundtrack and a set out of a modern-day horror film. Warning: this play is starkly different from the usual college fare, but I am in total agreement with Gendrich in her statement that “this is the kind of play that colleges should be doing.” Marisol is an upside down world, and for five dollars a ticket for students, this is a world worth visiting more than once.

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