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In accordance with the university’s long-term strategic plan, the administration has announced the realignment of the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy and the Babcock Graduate School of Management. Calloway School is currently headed by Dean Jack Wilkerson and the Babcock School by Dean Ajay Patel. Starting next year, the two schools will operate under a single dean whom Provost Jill Tiefenthaler will appoint. “It will be the new dean’s responsibility to think and plan strategically for business and management education--to capitalize on our strengths, promote collaboration in teaching and scholarship and create innovative opportunities to ensure that our students have the most comprehensive and forward-looking “The school wants to inexperience crease synergies that can be p o s s i b l e ,” found by combining certain Tiefenthaler said in a press areas of the two schools.” release. Yvonne Hinson “Both the Associate professor and director Calloway of graduate studies in account- and Babcock ing at Calloway Schools have developed distinctive areas of strength and expertise in which we all take great pride,” Tiefenthaler said. The new initiative is merely a conduit through which to capitalize on these strengths. “The school wants to increase synergies that can be found by combining certain areas of the two schools,” said Yvonne Hinson, associate professor and director of graduate studies in accounting at Calloway. “They want to increase collaboration in research, and I suppose if any faculty were interested, there would be cross-teaching opportunities.” Though the plan marks the official start to collaboration between Calloway and Babcock, the two schools have been working together in various ways for years. “Accounting already works with Babcock,” Hinson said. “In the last year, we have organized a way for our students to take classes at both schools. They just indicate interest in a course at Babcock and then we send their information along to the registrar at Babcock and vice versa.” Business professor Umit Akinc oversees the Calloway half of the formal Calloway Babcock Research Workshops. Over the last six years, the workshops have allowed Calloway and Babcock professors to intermingle while learning about research projects their peers are performing. See Business, page A3

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By Chantel O’Neal | Contributing writer Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national organization under United Way that helps children by giving them a mentor. “We match children that need a positive role model with caring volunteers in the community,” Sasha Suzuki, university alumna and case manager on staff at BBBS said. The goal is to help create mentoring relationships for children, and in turn make a positive impact, not only in their life, but in their schools and their communities.

“They call it Big Brothers Big Sisters because that is what you become to the child you’re matched up with. You just develop a relationship and give them a friend and a mentor,” senior Lindsay Widing, a big sister, said. There are two programs within the BBBS organization. The site-based program works with Speas Elementary School. The volunteers, or Bigs, visit their Littles at school. Bigs are required to visit one hour each week and must commit for a full school year. The community-based program is more popular for university students.

This program, according to Winding, also requires one weekly visit, but Bigs are committed to a full calendar year. The Littles can be visited outside of school and can be taken to different places. Many of the Littles enjoy going bowling or to the movies, as well as simple things like going out to eat or coming to visit the university. This helps the children experience new things and build a closer relationship with their Big. “It gives them a break from every day life,” Winding said. See Big, page A2

Wake Press and NEA collaborate on Irish anthology National Endowment for the Arts chose to fund university press for publication of book By Elliot Engstrom | Asst. news editor The National Endowment for the Arts has chosen Wake Forest University Press to publish an anthology of Northern Irish poetry through the endowment’s International Literary Exchange program. The program funds presses in the United States to publish translated versions of literary anthologies. “This is the second collaboration for Wake Forest University Press with the NEA,” said Candide

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Jones, assistant director of Wake Forest Press. will be different from our usual books, in which “Last year, we received a grant we choose all the poems, and for an upcoming second volume do all the editing,. of the Wake Forest Series of The editor for this volume is “We’re delighted that it will Irish Poetry, a new series that Chris Agee, a poet in Northbe included in Wake Forest Press Director Jeff Holdridge ern Ireland, who will choose the began a few years ago.” University Press’s catalogue.” poets and poems. The press will receive $35,000 The Press will handle the Candide Jones to publish 2,000 paperback Assisstant director of Wake For- production, publication and copies of the anthology, feapromotion of the book. “We’re est Press turing poems by 30 Northern delighted that it will be included Irish poets. in Wake Forest University Press’s All of the poets to be featured catalogue,” said Jones. in the anthology were born in 1955 or later. Agee is editor of Irish Pages, a jour“The book will be important for many reasons, nal of contemporary writing published in including that it will feature a number of newer, Belfast. He is also a former editor of Poetry of younger poets from Northern Ireland, as well as a Ireland Review, Poetry (Chicago) and Metre, few poems from the older, more established poets who have influenced them,” Jones said. “This book See Press, page A2

Debate team reaches out to middle school students By Lauren Wright | Contributing writer

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A student rides a mechanical bull at HollyWAKE Sept. 29. The Student Union-sponsored event was held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and featured various fun activities and refreshments.

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at least once or twice a week to instruct the students in a formal setting, where the kids are The university’s debate team, ranked second broken up into small groups and their weekly in the country and first in district six, has progress is monitored. launched a successful program during the While the work is demanding at times and past year to facilitate a the students are practicing new debate team at Paisley entirely new skills, this kind Middle School. of extracurricular stimulaWith new debate coach “Their (the kids’) excitement tion has improved the public Ross Smith, the team is speaking and communicais very fulfilling because moving in a direction that tion skills of the middle it shows that my work has will give the same kind of school students and provided passion about debate that an invaluable outlet for their given another person the they experience to the next creativity. opportunity to bring debate generation. Members of the debate into their lives.” “Their (the kids’) exciteteam such as Isinhue said that ment is very fulfilling they remember the middle Shawn Isinhue because it shows that my school days when they were Junior, debate team president work has given another searching for a passion themperson the opportunity to selves, as they reflect on the bring debate into their lives,” importance of early programs said junior Shawn Isinhue, president of the like this that encourage students to explore their debate team. Junior Tara Tedrow and Isinhue go to Paisley See Debate, page A2

Sports | B1 Soccer Stunner Men’s soccer conceeds to a tie following two overtimes against backyard neighbor Elon. The Deacs now stand 7-0-1, but still are No. 1 in the polls.

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United Way to hold Campus Campaign kickoff The United Way will have a campus campaign kickoff at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 on the Magnolia Patio. The event will feature ice cream and prizes, including a Jon Abbate football jersey. Contact Jay Banks at ext. 8859 for more information.

RSA to host pre-Presidential Ball banquet Oct. 13 The Resident Student Association is hosting a pre-Presidential Ball banquet for all students from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Magnolia Room. To attend the event, reservations must be made through the Benson Ticket Office. For more information, e-mail rsa@wfu.edu.

French department to hold study abroad information session There will be an information meeting for students interested in studying in Dijon, France, during fall 2008 at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 in Greene 317. For more information, contact Professor Kendall Tarte at ext. 5649 or tartekb@wfu.edu.

Study abroad applications due for Flow House in Vienna The application deadline for the program at the Flow House in Vienna for the fall 2008 semester is Oct. 15. Applications can be accessed through the International Studies Web page. For more information contact Professor Susan Rupp at ext. 4396 or rupp@wfu.edu.

Breast Cancer Fashion Show to be held Oct. 5 The12th annual Breast Cancer Fashion Show, sponsored by Panhellenic Council, will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in Benson 401. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer. Tickets are sold in Benson across from Pizza Hut for $8 cash or $10 Deacon Dollars. The show will include a fashion show, featuring models from various organizations, refreshments, a memory wall, entertainment, door prizes, a raffle and a silent auction.

L.E.A.D applications for freshmen and sophomores due Nov. 2 Leadership, Excellence, Application and Development applications are available for interested freshmen and sophomores. Information and applications are available in the Office of Student Development Benson 317 or at www. wfu.edu/campuslife/development.

Corrections In the Sept. 27 article “Wake TV set to update programming,” senior Rob Laughter is the producer of the new show Mind Games. In the Sept. 27 Deacon Note, sophomore Jill Hutchinson was named as the ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.

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Big: Students volunteer with local children Continued from Page A1

The local Forsyth County branch serves approximately 600 children from ages 6 to 15 each year. In order to participate, the child must want a mentor and the parent must give their consent. “Typically the children come from single-parent households, but we won’t exclude children if there is a need for a positive role model,” Suzuki said. The children are then put on a waiting list. The demand for big brothers is significantly higher, which is why boys generally wait a year and a half to two years. Girls usually wait from six to eight months. Currently, there are 93 children on the Forsyth County waiting list. Although this is not a campus organization, university students make up 30 percent of the volunteers, with a total of 47 Bigs. “We are very fortunate to have a large number of our volunteers coming from Wake,” Lamaya Williams, BBBS public relations director, said. “As an alumna, it is especially rewarding to know that Wake is such a strong partner with our agency. Each year, we look forward to working with Wake students as they have proven themselves to be exceptional Bigs.” The process of becoming a Big is extensive to ensure the safety of the children and the qualifications of the volunteers. Applications are available outside the Volunteer Service Corps office, but university students cannot volunteer until their second semester of freshman year. The process includes an interview with a case manager, a training and information session, a home visit and assessment and background checks. The five case managers will then meet and try to match the volunteer Bigs with the Littles. “They ask you a lot of in-depth personal questions to try to get a better understanding of your personality

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A big sister gathers with local children following Alpha Phi Omega’s “Kickball For Kids” tournament. so they can match you up with a little boy or a little girl on their list,” Widing said. “They want to find the best fit possible.” The first meeting after a Big and Little are matched is in the presence of a case manager. This gives them a chance to talk and get to know one another, while being observed.

Becoming a big brother or big sister is a very personal commitment, but one that most students seem to find rewarding. “It enriched my life in a way that no other activity could have,” Widing said. “It gave me a chance to break beyond the Wake Forest bubble and get a glimpse of what is out there.”

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interests and challenge themselves. Students at Paisley attentively trained for the “Wake Forest Earlybird Tournament.” They performed extremely well, especially considering that the tournament was their first moderated competition at the national high school forensics level, and that these students are still in middle school. B u t through all the hard work and struggle to keep the class in order, the Smith debate team has obtained an equal amount of knowledge. “This experience has taught me patience and listening skills,” Ishinhue said. He has also learned to balance the individual needs of the student with his occasional impulse to reference his point of view on a

particular topic that the students are in the process of debating. The opportunity that the debate team has brought to these middle school kids is an unadulterated source of joy and fulfillment that they cannot otherwise obtain from the academic curriculum, a situation characteristic of reciprocal learning in a new environment for both groups. “Students love debate because their ideas are heard and challenged,” Smith said. “They end up working harder and pursuing more research than they do in most classes. It’s really cool to hear students excited about finding a new article or answering an argument.” The team also collaborated with WFDD last year to produce an election series for Forsyth County political candidates. In addition, members of the university debate team have raised campus awareness by hosting a public forum about sex slavery. The team is currently in the process of exchanging curricula with other schools similar to Paisely Middle School to sprout more young debate programs.

and East Washington University Press of Cheney, WA were the other recipients of NEA funding. and teaches at the Open University “We hope to have a ‘launch’ of the in Ireland. book in September or October, 2008, Wake Forest University Press received probably in Washington, D.C. and the endowment in part due to its New York, and we’ll arrange to have 31-year history of publishing Irish a couple of the poets from the book at poetry in the United States. the U.S. launch,” said Jones. “Despite our very The NEA is also small size, we are the doing a volume of major publisher of American poetry, “Despite our very small size, edited by an AmerIrish poetry in North we are the major publisher of ican, which will America,” Jones said. Irish poetry in North America.” be published in “We have a familiarNorthern Ireland ity with the poets and as a companion to the poetry.” Candide Jones the Northern Irish The press has been Assistant director of Wake Forest anthology. involved in Irish Press “Irish poetry – poetry and tradition whether from the for decades. Republic or from For each of the past Northern Ireland 10 years, the press has hosted the Wake Forest University Irish – isn’t just great Irish poetry. It’s great Festival, which celebrates Irish poetry poetry, period,” Jones said. “So whether a person has an interest and music by bringing in a host of in Ireland or not, the volume prompoets and musicians. In a national competition, only ises to be a wonderful poetic experitwo other publishers were selected to ence.” For more information about the receive funding for International Literanthology or Wake Forest University ary Exchange projects. Dalkey Archive Press at the Univer- Press in general, students can visit sity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign www.wfu.edu/wfupress. Continued from Page A1

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Theft •An envelope containing $50 in cash was reported stolen from an unsecured desk drawer in Starling Hall between 12 p.m. Sept. 21 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 24. •A cell phone valued at $300 was reported stolen from an unsecured locker between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Miller Center. •A serving platter and wall plaques valued together at $60 were reported stolen from a secured lounge between 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 in Davis House. •A bag containing 50 assorted DVDs valued at $1,000 was reported stolen between 4 p.m. May

11 and 11 p.m. Sept. 24 from an unsecured lounge in Poteat House. •An unsecured iPod valued at $150 was reported stolen between 11 a.m. Sept. 21 and 6 p.m. Sept. 24 from a lobby table in Collins Residence Hall.

Property Damage •An empty ice cream vending cart sustained damages estimated at $150 when someone pried open the locked doors between 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22 and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Spry Soccer Stadium. •Several doors sustained damages totaling an estimated $150 when someone pried them open Sept. 30 in the Worrell Professional Center.

Miscellaneous •University Police responded Sept. 29 to assist Winston-Salem Police with a complaint about a loud party at a Polo Road address adjacent to campus. University Police issued warnings to two students. Information about the incident was provided to Harold Holmes, associate vice president and dean of student services. University Police responded to 62 calls from Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, including 10 incidents and investigations and 52 service calls.


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University releases security Web site By Lizzie Rosen | News editor

The university debuted a new Campus Safety and Security Web site Sept 28. The site was launched as part of the university’s response to the Virginia Tech incident, which prompted the university’s Crisis Management Team to review the university’s emergency communication outlets. According to the press release the site will inform the university community of policies and guidelines related to safety and security, provide information about the university preparation for potential emergencies, and alert the community to emergencies. It will also serve as a primary agent for disseminating updates on university responses to emergencies.

The page can be accessed at wfu.edu/ emergency. Links to the site are also available on the university’s Window on Wake Forest and Parents’ Web pages. The site is also assisting the university in collecting mobile phone numbers from students, staff and faculty in another effort to create better communication methods in the new security plan. The university now requires all students to provide numbers, but only requests the numbers from staff and faculty. All mobile phone numbers from faculty, staff and graduate and professional students should be collected by Oct. 12 according to the university plan. As the year passes, the university will continue to announce new communication methods in case of a crisis.

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Students lip-synch to music as they have their heads superimposed into a music video in one of the many HollyWake events Sept. 29.

Business: Some students oppose realignment of schools Continued from Page A1 “The program is about collaboration, but it is more than that,” she said. “They allow members of faculty from both sides to know what their colleges are doing in terms of research. They can help each other by critiquing the work. The more critique and positive criticism, the more likely a paper will be published.” In this way, the collaboration between the schools allows faculty to learn as well. Another program, IAAB, or “It’s All About Business,” brings together about 50 or so students from around the country to “whet their appetite for business” and encourage enrollment in the university’s MBA program. It involves staff from both the Calloway and Babcock schools. “A less obvious but by far more important collaboration takes place in joint research,” Akinc said. Professors from the graduate and undergraduate schools often team up to do independent research projects. For example, Akinc frequently works with Professor Jack Meredith of the Babcock School on various activities.

With all the collaboration already occurring, many questioned why an administrative alignment was necessary at all. Most students in the Calloway school refused to comment on the issue and only one agreed to speak anonymously. “The administration did not consider what students had to say,” the student said. “There were a couple of forums on this topic last year, open forums to talk about your opinion, and from people who went, they didn’t really listen to them. I’d say that a majority of students opposed the move. Some even felt the value of a Calloway degree, and the name would go down, but I’m not sure how valid that argument is.” However, the statistics show these concerns to be unfounded. The Babcock School is ranked in each of the five major graduate business school surveys – Business Week, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report. The school ranks second among the nation’s best regional business schools in The Wall Street Journal for 2007. The Calloway School ranks equally high. It is 17th among nearly 100 undergraduate business programs in the United States, according to the 2007 Business Week rankings report. “Wake Forest is one of only a few national uni-

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Students exit the business school Oct. 3. Students, especially those in the Calloway School, have expressed mixed emotions toward the alignment of the two business schools. versities that still administers undergraduate and graduate business programs entirely separately,” according to the press release.

Business Week’s 2007 No. 1 Business School is the University of Virgina, which shares the university’s split business model.


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he recent release of the Strategic Plan for the Wake Forest Undergraduate Student Body has for the first time comprehensively voiced the concerns of the student body in terms of the strategic planning process the university has been undergoing. We believe that these recommendations express the voice of the students, and we hope that the university will take these recommendations seriously. The student perspective should be critical in determining the future course of university planning. The recommendations on student size seem to be in line with general student opinion. Students seem opposed to large increases in undergraduate size, with a goal population of 50006000 as a limit to the size our campus can comfortably hold. Proportional growth of facilities and faculty is critical in this process and this will require a slow, measured schedule of growth. While a more prominent Pro Humanitate Center might make our motto more visible, we hope to see a re-envisioning or reinvention of what pro humanitate means to us. Our motto has come to represent service, but other meanings of pro humanitate, like the broadening of our minds and diversity of perspective are no longer stressed. We hope that the improved Center will not only focus on leadership and service, but will constantly strive to present our motto in new and innovative ways. The student Strategic Plan also mentions improvements batted around by the student community for years – an improved student center,

a parking garage and new, late-night dining options. We believe that the student body has spoken loud and clear about the desire for these structures and we hope to see some actual progress toward these goals. Strategic planning must necessarily involve a lot of talking, but ultimately we hope to see a lot of action. One issue that was mentioned in the plan is one that few students and administrators know about, but that we think is one of the most pressing issues immediately facing the student body – student activities funding. With a moratorium on new group charters and more student organizations hoping to form each year, student funding stands to become a serious problem that could affect a huge portion of the student body. We hope to see more university involvement and attention to this issue and solutions that will not compromise the quality or quantity of our student involvement. We applaud the Strategic Plan for looking at academic issues in a new way. Much has been made of the teacher salary discrepancy, but the plan suggests endowed professorships, a creative solution that could make a difference now. The committee has identified an important part of academia that is often overlooked – the teacher/scholar model. Our campus is lucky enough to have talented professors who motivate their students inside and outside the classroom. We believe that an emphasis on the teacher/scholar model would allow professors to concentrate on their students first and enhance the quality of education at the university.

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Universal health care can be successful Drew Dickinson

capitalism. A major example of this is the implementation of antitrust laws, Guest columnist which are used to restrict potential monopolies such as Microsoft. By am writing in response to freshman definition, monopolies seek to minimize Hannah Werthan’s Sept. 13 column entitled “National health care a poor competition – which, using Werthan’s argument on competition, can stifle idea.” I am a senior, and I have never written an op-ed column or contributed progress. Speaking of progress, I would like to to the Old Gold & Black at all. highlight a problem with her statement However, after reading Werthan’s that the American system has “worked” column, I felt like I can sympathize for centuries and that we should not with her – not on the issue of health fix it. What, exactly, does she mean by care, but on the basis of her arguments. “worked?” If you will pardon an obscure Personally, I believe that socialized analogy – my car will still “work” medicine and a universal health care without seats, a windshield, doors, policy are much needed here in the a hood, airbags or even brakes, but United States because we can pay for it, would she still ride in a car with all of we should pay for it and we must add the reality of humanity to the “principle these problems? Why not? It “works.” Likewise, the American system of health of capitalism” that our nation was care works – especially for insurance founded upon. Our nation was not companies (but that can be spared for founded on the principle of capitalism. Individual freedoms; yes, capitalism, no. an entirely new argument). But does it fulfill its purpose – to provide health In retrospect, entering this university as a freshman, I honestly thought I knew care to those in need? With the costs of prescriptions and a lot more about what America should extensive hospital bills, low-income be doing in the world – domestically families with members who are in and internationally – than I really did. desperate need of medical attention For example, I admit that I supported are sometimes forced to give up almost the War in Iraq, or whatever they everything they own to pay off these called it back then. In fact, I recently debts. She should picture herself, if she found a project I made at the end of will try, in that situation; would she still my junior year of high school regarding see the American system as “working?” the war. Without the intention of I spent a semester launching a huge debate in London and about policies about unfortunately had to Iraq, I played up the Before this visit, I – like spend two separate United States to be the many Americans – held nights in the Royal Free equivalent of some sort a misconception that Hospital in Hampstead. of deity. We could not I was shocked at what I go wrong; we could not socialized health care thought I knew versus let Saddam Hussein necessarily led to issues what was actually taking blow up the world with such as long lines and place in front of me. his weapons of mass poor treatment. HowThere was virtually no destruction. What does all of this ever, as cited, if managed wait to get medical attention, I had at least have to do with her well, universal health care five incredibly intelligent op-ed and health care? can work for its patients. doctors working with Well, I saw a lot of my me and the best part, past opinions pop up in the morning the again in her article. I accountant felt horrible cannot tell her now because she told me I was going to whether she is right or wrong regarding have to pay ₤800 (roughly $1,600). health care, but I do want to emphasize Compared to U.S. medical charges, this that using arguments such as “it is relatively low fee was only because I was un-American,” America is a “capitalist” a foreigner who had to stay a night in country (emphasizing laissez-faire ICU. All emergency care was free; my completely) and using poorly defined prescriptions were free as well. terms such as the American system In sum, it was an enlightening has “worked” for centuries, leaves her experience. Before this visit, I, like argument logically unconvincing. many Americans, held a misconception Her argument that universal health that socialized health care necessarily care “is un-American,” in particular, led to issues such as long lines and poor struck me as inappropriate because that treatment. is, if she recalls, the label that we used However, as cited, if managed well, to describe those who were opposed universal health care can work for its to the original policy to go to war in patients. Iraq. However, in retrospect, were they I conclude with a more personal word “un-American?” I think a definition of of advice: keep an open mind, especially what is “American” would surely help as Werthan travels through her four her case. years here. I think it is great that she I want to clarify her argument that was brave enough to send in an op-ed America is a capitalist country. This is true, but her argument places capitalism to the OGB. I recognize that she does not believe in socialized health care, but in its polarized nature: exchanges I suggest, as a fellow student, if she is within a completely free market, going to argue against universal health void of government intervention. care, she should try to develop argument However, America does not have a with less generalizations and better purely capitalist society; elements of defined terms. this intervention are incorporated into our society already, to combat Drew Dickinson is a senior political the sometimes unequal distribution of science major from Richmond, Va. wealth that is a consequence of pure

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Quick Quotes “Hugging is really more appropriate for airports or for family reunions than passing and seeing each other every few minutes in the halls.” -Principal Victoria Sharts of Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Ill., on her school’s new policy banning students from hugging each other in the hallways.

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“” “That was the first skip I threw.” -Russell Byars of Franklin, Pa., on setting the world record for skipping a rock over water by getting 51 skips off of one throw.


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Seeking utility in ideas crushing liberal arts

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t would seem that the time has finally come to pay our last respects to the Liberal Arts education as it was once known. Like everything else, it was an historical artifact that was always evolving to suit the needs of the people of the time.  Past a certain point, though, it would be more appropriate to leave the term behind and come up with a new way of characterizing the manner in which we organize our studies on campus.   One thing is certain: the endless talk about strategic planning in virtually every area of campus life has demonstrated that the final bureaucratization of our enterprise is fully under way, the futile attempt to routinize the charisma at the center of education that will inevitably lead to its death.  The ever-more-prominent focus on entrepreneurship, both stated and implied, heralds our changed mission.  Final confirmation of the demise of the Liberal Arts comes from every quarter, most specifically via the language through which we have

come to characterize our collective mission. We should one last time remind ourselves of the rhetorical implications of the entrepreneurial focus that has come to dominate our thought at every level of this institution. Although the mission statement of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts only claims to speak on its own behalf, there is little doubt that its endeavors have become central to everything we do.   Hence, we should pay close attention to the implications of that statement: We seek to create and sustain an environment that fosters entrepreneurial thinking and action at Wake Forest University.  By entrepreneurship we mean the process through which individuals and groups take advantage of their knowledge and resources to identify and pursue opportunities, initiate change and create value in their lives and the lives of others.   Through this effort we seek to enlighten Wake Forest students and faculty in all disciplines about their individual and collective abilities, to encourage them to create their own pathways in life and to use their entrepreneurial skills on behalf of their communities as well as societies throughout the world. Several things are immediately worth noting in the enlightenment

these words provide: first, of our world; one must find ways entrepreneurial thinking and action of taking advantage of what one are assumed to be crucial to our work knows. People do this when they can here at Wake Forest; second, such identify and pursue opportunities that thinking and action are by definition will initiate change and create value in different from the activities we might their lives and the lives of others.  But previously have considered important what is involved in this process to our goals.   of initiating change and creating Among other things, entrepreneurial value?  And how do these processes thinking is alter our idea of who intrinsically connected we are? to action: some The problem is that Creativity in short order beproduct must be this language takes comes creating value.  The the visible result of the highest capacities one’s closely directed of which humans are thoughtful, playful, nonthought.  This point capable and forces self-centered investigation is emphasized by them into the narrow of the phenomena of the the assertion that grid of economic entrepreneurial profit and loss, gently world becomes chained to thinking allows people the economic procedures spread to others to take advantage of in the community their knowledge.  The through which money is in order to deflect made and disbursed.   assumption is that the charge that an thought is a waste entirely self-interested of time if one orientation is being can’t find specific advocated.   ways of making use of it.  There is Creativity in short order becomes absolutely no point in quietly and creating value.  The thoughtful, calmly reflecting on the nature of the playful, non-self-centered universe. investigation of the phenomena of The idea of taking advantage the world becomes chained to the of thought also reflects the economic procedures through which fundamentally self-centered, money is made and disbursed.   economic imperatives that are the We have come to see that it is not focus of our lives these days.  It is enough to induce people to reflect not enough to think; one must think on the nature of their lives; we must entrepreneurially (or strategically).  It change the circumstances through is not enough to consider the nature which they make sense of the material

conditions of their lives. What better way to do that than to reduce all human endeavors to strategic thinking whose goal is the creation of economic value in a world that has long since lost sight of any larger imperatives? Wake Forest is hardly responsible for these trends.  It is probably not even at their forefront.  As with the introduction of First Year Seminars into the curriculum and the decision to invest endowment funds in resources like timber, we are no doubt once again following the inclinations of others (the consultants will reveal all!).  And there is clearly no point in arguing for a return to the older ways of meditating on the nature of things that were never all that disinterested to begin with.   But the Liberal Arts do at least deserve a proper burial, a fitting acknowledgment of their passing.  For that I propose we dedicate a small plot of land just outside the gates of one of the campus entrances a potter’s field for the unnameable Liberal Arts and have an entrepreneurial competition for a small memorial in their honor.  Mean time, like esteemed Wake Forest poet A. R. Ammons, I shall personally remain committed to Conserving the Magnitude of Uselessness. James Hans is the Charles E. Taylor professor of English residing in Pfafftown.

Treatment of leader unfair

President of Columbia’s attack on Ahmadinejad was completely uncalled for Monica Petrescu and Kyle Grochmal

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Word on the Quad | Your voice on what’s going on What are your thoughts about the upcoming immigration forum that is happening on campus this week?

“I think it is very pertinent to the upcoming presidential election.”

“I think it’s a good idea; my sociology professor recommended it to me.”

“I’m going to the movie, and I would go to more if I could.”

“I think it’s too long and there are too many speeches.”

“I plan on attending because it seems interesting and relevant.”

Janelle Summerville Sophomore Stafford, Va.

Kirsten Lamie Sophomore Abingdon, Va.

Natalie Sheary Freshman West Hartford, Conn.

Justin Mohr Freshman Scituate, Mass.

Michael Gillmer Sophomore Chapel Hill, N.C.

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he “Axis of Evil” scheme has already been brainwashed into most Americans. However, the ethnocentrism and ignorance demonstrated by American people, officials and intellectual leaders in the past week had led some to question the definition of evil. Common courtesy dictates some respect for guests, especially when they are world leaders. American responses to the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from the UN General Assembly to the streets, show no such tact. The treatment of Ahmadinejad should make us feel ashamed for disrespecting the values we flaunt to the world. Not only are we openly limiting our own free speech through the renewal of the Patriot Act, and calling all Bush opponents “un-American,” but we are now mocking proponents of differing world views. Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, introduced Ahmadinejad as a “petty dictator” with a “fanatical mindset” who “lacked intellectual courage.” Yet it was Bollinger himself who proved a “lack of intellectual courage,” by “vaccinating” his students against the guest. By predisposing them to his own bias he denied them the right to make their own intellectual decisions. The willing sacrifice It is rather ironic of diversity of world that Ahmadinejad, views is dangerous to whom we love to criticize for limiting intellectual freedom. freedoms in his own country, had to lecture the leader of a prestigious American university on openmindedness. Ahmadinejad did not walk out of Columbia University, despite being insulted. It was American diplomats who walked out, right when Ahmadinejad began addressing the United Nations General Assembly the next day. The Iranian President did not resort to petty namecalling of the United States, refusing to sink to the “Columbia level.” In fact, he actually called for world peace: a call that America’s administration is clearly not interested in hearing. The willing sacrifice of diversity of world views is dangerous to intellectual freedom. We condemn intellectual oppression as a sign of great evil, so why are we imposing it on ourselves? Bollinger sacrificed his principles, and America’s principles; the saddest part is that he did so due to the pressure of public opinion. If Wake Forest was ever honored with the visit of President Ahmadinejad, I hope that we would embrace the values of free intellectual exchange and freedom of speech. After invading another country in the name of liberty, we should at least protect our own. Monica Petrescu is a sophomore history major from Vernon Hills, Ill., and Kyle Grochmal is a sophomore from Rehobeth, Mass.


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The No.1 Demon Deacons remain unbeaten entering a tough road matchup against ACC opponent Virginia Tech Oct. 5. With a win over the University of Maryland Sept. 29 and a draw against Elon Oct. 2, Wake Forest improved its record to 2-0-0 in conference play, and 7-0-1 overall. The eight game unbeaten streak marks the longest such streak to start a season in the program’s history. The Deacs defeated the visiting 18th-ranked Maryland Terrapins 2-0 Sept. 29. Sophomore Zack Schilawski came off the bench to score the first goal for the Deacs in the 40th minute. Schilawski was assisted by junior defender Evan Brown after he rebounded a shot by junior forward Marcus Tracy. The second Wake Forest goal came off the foot of sophomore forward Cody Arnoux, scoring for the fifth time this season. With the goal, Arnoux tied freshman Corben Bone for the team lead in points with 11. Fellow sophomore Austin da Luz was credited with the assist of Arnoux’s goal. The game also marked the comeback of senior co-captain Julian Valentin who had been sidelined since the start of the season due to injuries sustained during a preseason intersquad scrimmage. The return of the senior leader provided an extra lift for an already strong Wake Forest squad. The Deacs took their unbeaten record into a match with in-state rival Elon Oct. 2. Even though Elon was a non-conference and unranked opponent,

As a 1992 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Steed Lobotzke is no stranger to pressure. So when Wake Forest football’s offensive coordinator, known as Coach Lobo to players and fans alike, came under fire after the disappointing start to the season, he did not let outside criticism affect the way he does his job, and the team rebounded back with back-to-back victories. All of a sudden, the arrow is pointing up for the Deacs. “I think it’s natural to question play calls,” said Lobotzke over the phone when asked about some of the early-season second-guessing across Deacon Nation. “I question play calls too … You just can’t get See Lobotzke, Page B5

Race a major issue in Vick’s treatment By Nick Oliphant | Contributing writer

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Junior Sam Cronin dribbles the ball away from a Maryland player in the game Sept. 29. The Deacons shut out the Terrapins 2-0.

Women’s soccer now stands at six wins By LK Davey | Staff writer

of the season off a pass from Sadow in the 30th minute to put the Deacs up 2-0 going into halftime. On the defensive end, sophomore Caitlin Farrell stopped the Hokies’ first run for the goal by knocking the ball out of bounds in the 21st minute. Wake regained possession on the Virginia Tech corner kick, which ended up in the hands of Wake goalkeeper Laura Morse. Morse had three saves that night, now standing at 2-2-0 for the season with five saves Hutchinson overall. Wake’s big game was against UVA Sept. 30, however, as the No. 23 Deacons kept up with the No. 4 Cavaliers all night, with a score of 0-0 until overtime, where both teams scored, ending the game at 1-1. Goalies sophomore Laura Morse and freshmen Amanda Barasha were the spotlight players of the game. After five saves and 100 minutes from goal-

The women’s soccer team had an exciting week last week with two home games, the first against Virginia Tech Sept. 27 and the second against the University of Virginia Sept. 30. The two games marked the beginning of the ACC games for the Lady Deacons, and their play started their season off on the right foot with a 3-1 win against the Hokies and a 0-0 tie against the Cavaliers. With the home win the Deacons improved their record to 6-3-2 and 1-0-1 in the ACC, while the Hokies stand at 4-3-1 and 0-1-0 in conference play. Spotlight players include sophomore striker Allie Sadow, who netted two goals in the contest, marking her second and third goals of the season. Her most exciting goal involved fellow sophomores Jill Hutchinson and Sarah Winslow in the 27th minute of the game. Hutchinson found the ball in the far left corner and passed it in to Winslow who was waiting dead center at the 10-yard mark. Winslow got a foot on it before Sadow fired the missile. Hutchinson netted her sixth goal See Women’s, Page B4

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Sophomore forward Sarah Winslow takes the ball down field against Virginia Tech Sept. 27.

As I turned my television to ESPN the night of Sept. 25, I expected to find the latest highlights on SportsCenter or perhaps a baseball game as the teams make their final pushes toward the playoffs. Instead, I was appalled to come across what ESPN called a Town Hall Meeting, in which the network had a panel of radio personalities, journalists and former football players discuss the Michael Vick case. Amazingly, the crowd seemed almost entirely pro-Vick, and the crowd was almost entirely black. John Goodwin, a representative for the Humane Society, spoke from the audience about the dogs who were victimized by Vick and his cohorts, but he was drowned out by the frequent jeering from the pro-Vick crowd. Meanwhile, R.L. White, president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP, seemingly ignored the actual charges against Vick and instead brought up the disparity in treatment of white athletes who commit crimes and black athletes who commit crimes. While the Vick case has received an inordinate amount of media attention, the attention has mostly come because of Vick’s supporters claiming that Vick was being treated unfairly because he is black and that dog fighting is a “cultural” endeavor, a belief even shared by other pro athletes. These opinions, not the actual crimes themselves, have provoked much of the pundits’ thoughts. Now, let’s think back on what transpired at the Town Hall Meeting. The president of a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People argued that Vick was the victim of racism, even

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Field hockey shut out by No. 1 UNC, tops No. 5 Michigan By Hailey Robbins | Staff writer

The No. 4 Demon Deacons were shutout by the No. 1 University of North Carolina and toppled No. 5 Michigan State and Appalachain State, to finish the week with a 7-4 record. With over 1,300 fans watching the Deacons Sept. 29 at Kentner Stadium, UNC-Chapel HIll led the Deacons 4-0 at halftime, cementing their undefeated season record. In the first minute of play, UNC offensive player Rachel Dawson scored off a penalty corner to give the Tar Heels the lead. The Deacons immediately kicked in with demon-like fervor and fired off four shots at the Tar Heels’ goalie Brianna O’Donnell, which were blocked. Partially through the first half, the Tar Heels increased their lead 3-0 with goals by Britt van Beek and Alli Tanner. Toward the close of the first half, the Tar Heels midfielder Illse Davids added another tally to the scoreboard. Deacon freshman goalie Alex Mann kept her cool under pressure when the Tar Heels’ Melanie Brill was awarded a penalty stroke, blocking the shot, one of her four career saves in her first starting game. “After the first half, there was a lack of cohesiveness. We were afraid, and played passive. After the (Maryland game) I expected far more from (these girls)” said Head Coach Jen Averill. Two minutes into the second half, junior Liz Fries shot wide, which was recovered by the Tar

Heels defense, and added another goal, making the score 5-0 on a breakaway. “We had to stay focused, and take (the second half ) as a new game, we knew we were losing, but couldn’t get down on ourselves” said sophomore Raisa Schiller. The Deacons out shot the Tar Heels 19-10, with senior Chelsea Cipriani and junior Michele Kasold each claiming four shots, sophomore Aileen Davis and junior Minou Gimbrere each putting forth three shots. Within the first minutes of the Michigan State game, Davis and sophomore Melissa Martin both offered shots, which were blocked by Michigan State goalie Elissa Unger. Cipriani Recovering quickly from the loss a day prior to Chapel Hill, Kasold scored in the first half to give the Deacons a 1-0 lead. “I told the girls to liken themselves to a computer. They needed to empty the recycle bins, get rid of the trash from the day before and get ready to fight,” said Averill. The goal, scored on the 33:36 mark, came after the Deacons’ third straight corner. After a pass from Gimbrere, Kasold found the back of the cage, granting the Deacons the lead. Mann then denied the Spartans as Geraldine See Hockey, Page B4

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Junior Minou Gimbrere maneuvers around a UNC-Chapel Hill player in the game Sept. 29. The Deacs lost 5-0 to the No. 1 Tar Heels.


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ophomore forward Allie Sadow is coming off of an impressive week. Against Virginia Tech in the team’s first ACC game of the season, Sadow scored two of the three goals, leading the team to a 3-1 victory. Last year as a freshman, Sadow played in every game and recorded 17 starts. She has also played in every game so far this

On being ranked in the Top 25: It’s a good feeling, but we can’t let it go to our heads. We kind of had a bumpy start and we’re coming out of that and we have to keep that positive momentum going. On her favorite game at Wake: My favorite game was when we beat Duke last year. It was our last regular season game and it was the first time we beat Duke since 1998.

On the new freshmen: The freshmen have really been assets to the team so far this season. We have three of our starters that are out with injuries right now, so they’ve been really good about stepping up and filling in those spots when we’ve needed them. On the team goals: We really want to win the ACC Championship this year and be able to continue on to the NCAA Tournament.

"We can't let (being in the Top 25) go to our heads." season, scoring three goals with no sign of letting up. The Old Gold & Black’s assistant sports editor Allison Lange sat down with Sadow to talk about her favorite class at Wake Forest, playing with the U-20 National team and playing in her favorite game of her Wake Forest career so far.

On playing with the U-20 National team: It was really interesting, because we played college teams, but not everyone on the U-20 team was in college yet. We had a mix of levels of play and experience on the team, which made it really interesting. It was nice to have Kaley (Fountain) there with me. She really helped me out a lot and it was comforting to have a friend to go through that experience with.

On what she’s worked on this year: I’ve been working on my mental game. I’m working on not getting caught up on everything and just having fun and playing the game. On her favorite class at Wake: My favorite class would be my FYS from last year, Border Clashes.

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DEAC OF THE WEEK Sophomore Cody Arnoux is from Wilmington, N.C., and is currently tied for the team lead in points along with freshman Corben Bone, each with 11 points. So far this season, Arnoux has taken 15 shots and scored five goals and notched one assist. In the game against Maryland Sept. 27 Arnoux scored the DeaArnoux cons’ second goal, leading the No. 1 Deacs to a solid 2-0 win. The goal earned Arnoux the co-ACC player of the week award in his first career ACC start. He shared the award with Boston College’s Alejandro Bedoya. Arnoux added a shot in the Oct. 2 1-1 tie with Elon at Spry Stadium. In the Sept. 21 ACC opener game against Clemson, Arnoux scored the game-winning goal to seal the victory for the Deacons. Last year as a freshman, Arnoux played in 14 games. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Arnoux was named to the College Soccer News’ 100 Freshmen to Watch List. Next, the Deacons will travel to Virginia Tech to play the No. 9 Hokies Oct. 9.

We want to continue being competitive in all of our games.

Women’s basketball coach to co-host basketball clinic The Deacon women’s basketball team will host the first annual Women’s Basketball Clinic with Winston-Salem State University. The clinic will take place Oct. 6 at the new Gateway YWCA on Main Street. This state-ofthe-art facility has three full-length basketball courts. The Deacon women players and coaches are hosting the clinic, which is free to all participants, with the players and coaches of WinstonSalem State University.

Baseball alumni weekend scheduled Oct. 11-13 The Deacon baseball team will host its three day alumni weekend Oct. 11-13. The event will begin with a tailgate party prior to the Oct. 11 football game against Florida State. On Oct. 12 there will be a golf outing at Tanglewood followed by dinner.

The weekend will culminate with an alumni home run derby prior to the first game of this fall’s Black & Gold World Series at Hooks Stadium Oct. 13.

Volleyball will host second annual Dig for the Cure Oct. 20 The women’s volleyball team will host the second annual Dig for the Cure fundraiser Oct. 20. The Deacons will also be playing host to Virginia Tech that day. The team will accept flat donations, or attendees can pledge money per dig during the Oct. 20 game. The game last season was against N.C. State, during which the team recorded 67 digs, its highest total in a three-game series all season Last year, the team raised $12,067.05 in the inaugural year, 2.5 times more than the team’s goal of $5,000. Dig for the Cure was originally started by the Charlotte Head Coach Lisa Marston in 2003. Four of the 12 ACC schools are currently hosting the Dig for the Cure fundraiser.

For more information about the fundraiser, visit http://web.mac.com/lisamarston/digforthecure.Home.html.

Football game time set for Duke matchup Oct. 6 The game time for the matchup at Duke has been set for 1 p.m. Oct. 6. The Deacons come into the game with a 2-2 overall record and a 1-1 ACC record. The Blue Devils are 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the ACC. The game will be broadcast on ACC Select.

Hirsch represents the Deacons at the Riviera/ITA All-Americans Senior Alex Hirsch played Oct. 2 in the Riviera/ ITA Women’s All-American Championships in Los Angeles, Calif. Hirsch, who had a 2007 dual match record of 8-10, participated in the 64-player qualifying tournament. Hirsch played ACC opponent Amanda McDowell from Georgia.


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Volleyball goes 1-1 over weekend in Florida Lindsey Binder | Staff writer

The volleyball team played two matches over the weekend, both in the state of Florida. On Sept. 28 the Deacs played Miami and won in three straight games, but the Sept. 30. match against Florida State was a battling loss. Sept. 28 was Wake’s first win in the state of Florida since 2003 and it was the first time that the program consecutively swept three ACC teams. The team hit .298 and had three players with double-digit kills and three players with doubledigit digs. In the first game, the Deacs won 30-18 after jumping out to an early 20-10 lead. Junior Natalie Mullikin recorded four blocks, three assists and a block solo. Freshman Kelsey Jones had 10 assists. Game two was a bit more difficult for the Deacs, but Mullikin they held on to a 30-25 lead. Sophomore Abby Miller recorded eight digs and Jones had 13 assists. Mullikin recorded five kills while freshmen Kristen White and Lauren McIntyre each had four kills. In game three, Wake Forest took an early 4-1 lead but Miami retaliated with a 7-2 run. The Deacs countered with four straight points and continued to increase their lead to 19-14. From there, the Hurricanes tied the game at 20-20. After that the Deacons took control of the game, not allowing Miami within three points to finally win the game 30-26. Jones had 18 assists and freshman Megan Thornberry registered eight digs. Mullikin had three blocks. The match against Florida State in Tallahassee snapped the Demon Deacons’ three-match winning streak.

It was a difficult loss as the match against the Seminoles was very close and the two teams were tied going into the fifth game. The loss drops Wake Forest’s overall record to 6-8 and its ACC record to 3-2. In the first game, FSU jumped out to an early 8-3 lead. The Deacons then went on a 10-5 run to tie the game 13-13. From there Wake took the lead 20-16 but the Seminoles were able to fight back with five straight points. After that no team could get more than a two point advantage with Wake ultimately winning the game 30-28. Mullikin had five kills and junior Ashley Homitz had three block assists. Game two was played similarly to game one with the exception of a 7-4 run for the Deac’s to tie the game at 25. It wasn’t enough as the Seminoles claimed the final five points of the game and won 30-25. White had five kills and Jones had nine assists and six digs. During game three, the Demon Deacons went on a 14-7 run to take a 19-12 lead, the biggest one of the game. FSU battled back with a 10-3 run and tied the game 22-22. From there ,the Deacs scored two points to take the lead 24-22, but it wasn’t enough. The Seminoles went on an 8-3 run to win the game 30-27. Mullikin recorded six kills during the game. The Deacs again jumped out to an early 6-2 lead over FSU in game four only to have the Seminoles go on a 7-3 run to even the score at 9. Both teams battled to a 22-22 tie when Florida State went on a 6-3 run to take the lead 28-25. After an FSU time out and two Seminole attacking errors, Wake Forest took game four 31-29. Jones had 17 assists and Mullikin had six kills. McIntyre had five kills. Senior Michael Faulkner recorded seven digs. Game five was a difficult one for the Deacs. Mul-

Game of the Week

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Freshman Lauren McIntyre goes up to block the ball with a teammate during a recent game. The Deacs will travel to UNC-Chapel Hill and take on the Tar Heels Oct. 4. likin had three kills and Jones totaled five assists and four digs. The Demon Deacons haven’t won a volleyball game in Tallahassee since 2003.

Scoreboard Wake in the Ranks Women’s soccer standings

Men’s soccer vs. Appalachian State 7 p.m. Oct. 9 Spry Stadium

The No. 1 men’s soccer team will play host to Appalachian State at 7 p.m. Oct. 9. The 49ers come into the game with a 5-2 record and a 1-0 record in the Southern Conference. The Deacs come into the game with a still perfect 9-0 record and a 2-0 record in the ACC. Wake is led offensively by freshman Corben Bone and sophomore Cody Arnoux. Both have accumulated 11 points so far this year. The 49ers are led by Sean Sassano and Juan Obregon. Sassano is the team leader in goals with five in nine games played. He has also spreads the ball around as well, having recorded four assists. Obregon has three goals of his own on the season and one assist. The assist king for Appalachian State is Michael Walters who has five in nine games. Before facing the 49ers, the Deacs will first travel to Virginia Tech Oct. 5. In both games the Deacs are sure to look to rebound from their 1-1 tie with in-state opponent Elon Oct. 2.

Next up, the Deacs play North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Oct. 4. The Tar Heels have a record of 6-8 overall with record of 2-3 in the ACC.

1. Miami 2. Clemson 3. Virginia 4. Wake Forest 5. North Carolina 6. Duke 7. Florida State 8. Boston College 9. Maryland 10. N.C. State 11. Virginia Tech

ACC 2-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-1-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-2-0

Field hockey standings

Men’s football standings All 6-2-2 8-1-1 7-1-2 6-3-2 7-3-0 6-2-2 6-3-1 7-0-2 5-2-2 5-3-2 4-4-1

Atlantic 1. Boston College 2. Clemson 3. Wake Forest 4. Florida State 5. Maryland 6. N.C. State Coastal 1. Virginia 2. Miami 3. Virginia Tech 4. Georgia Tech 5. Duke 6. North Carolina

ACC 3-0 2-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-2

All 5-0 4-1 2-2 3-1 3-2 1-4

3-0 1-0 1-0 1-2 0-2 0-2

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Team 1. Maryland 2. North Carolina 3. Boston College 4. Wake Forest 5. Duke 6. Virginia

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ACC Leaderboard Women’s soccer

1. Mami Yamaguchi (Florida State) 2. Brittney Steinbruch (Miami) 3. Lauren Singer (Miami) 4. Sanna Talonen (Florida State) 5. Shannon Foley (Virginia)

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Pts. 34 24 18 17 15

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1. Darrell Blackman (N.C. State) 2. Cedric Peerman (Virginia) 3. Brandon Tate (North Carolina) 4. Andre Callender (Boston College) 5. Kenneth Moore (Wake Forest)

Steinbruch

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Yards 876 749 732 671 584

Peerman

Field hockey

1. Caitlin Williams (Duke) 2. Julia Berkowitz (Boston College) 3. Kathryn Masson (Maryland) 4. Crystal Duffield (Wake Forest) 5. Devon Burnley (Virginia)

Williams

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FOR THE AMATEUR With regular season flag football in full swing now, teams are finding a stride (or lack thereof ) as each must weigh itself against the competition. Players are reminded that sportsmanship is the most important quality to a team, as that is the only statistic that determines playoff eligibility. Game of the Week: In a rematch of last year’s women’s finals, Grits edged Gameface one more time, proving that they are the team to beat in the women’s league. The game played very similarly to the last match up, with Gameface taking an early lead and ending the half with a score of 13-0. It was a tale of two halves though, as Grits stormed back to not only score two touchdowns but complete the extra points, coming from behind to win 14-13, their second one-point win in two games over Gameface. Sophie Mullinax/Old Gold & Black

Two teams compete in an Intramural water polo game. Sign-ups for soccer, dodgeball and volleyball will take place Oct. 10-18.

Rules Clarification: No matter how many times the issue supposedly gets cleared up, teams are perpetually confused by the way the clock works.

The clock runs without stopping for the entire first half, unless a team calls a time out, no matter what takes place on the field. The clock runs without stopping all the way through the second half as well, up until the last two minutes. In the last two minutes, the clock stops until the ball is snapped on out-of-bounds plays, incomplete passes and changes of possession. The clock stops, but starts on the whistle for the play clock on first downs. Finally, the clock does not stop for plays that do not go out of bounds and do not get a first down. Official of the Week: Julie McCuen Sign-ups for the 2007 second quarter Intramural is here. Soccer, dodgeball and volleyball Intramural sign-up will take place Oct. 10-18. The entry fee is $45 per team and can be turned in to Reynolds Gym 204. There will also be a captains meeting Oct. 24 in Pugh Auditorium.


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Raynor shot, ending the first half with the Deacons in the lead. Although the Deacons opened the second half with a 10 minute scoreless period, Michigan State fired off shots at Mann, which were blocked by Davis, Gimbrere, Schiller and freshman Liza Castella. At the 67:35 mark, Cipriani shot from a pass on the left side, scoring and cementing the Deacon victory. In her second career start, goalie Mann gained her first shutout in the Sept. 30 game against No. 5 Michigan State, with a total of seven saves for the game and 11 for the weekend, two of which were in one versus one play. “The UNC game was a rough initiation for my first career start. We as a team really needed to win against Michigan State. I really needed to win and play well for

myself. It never occured to me until after the game I had my first shutout. I was a lot more calm for the Michigan State game,” Mann said. With yet another win under their belts, the Demon Deacons came out full force against unranked Appalachian State, beating them in a 5-0 shutout on Oct. 3. Junior Liz Fries opened the game with the first goal. Less than a minute later, sophomore Regina Shannon added another goal. Sophomore Hilary Moore, Gimbere and Cipriani also scored. “We had barely finished singing the fight song before they had scored again. This happened on two occasions,” said one of the Deacons’ diehard fans. Next the field hockey team looks to topple the University of California, Pacific and Sanford the week of Oct. 12.

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Kim Romansky jabs the ball away from a UNC attacker on Sept. 29 following a UNC corner as freshman Goalie Alex Mann eagerly anticipates the ball in the background.

Cross country falls short of wins Men’s golf finishes Men’s team places sixth out of 36 teams, women come in eighth By Donovan Carberry | Contributing writer Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed Sept. 29. The men placed six out of 36 teams at the Greater Louisville Classic. The women competed at the Bill Dellinger Invitational where they placed eighth out of 15. At the classic, the Deacons combined for 214 points, just 15 points more than the fifth place team. The women ran well with their top five scoring a 187, nine points from the seventh place finishers. “Both teams finished a little lower than they would have liked but were very close” said Head Coach Annie Bennett. “I am very pleased with where we are,” she said. “We’re improving weekly, racing well and both are racing hard.”

The men were lead by sophomore Jeremy Fisicio who finished 14th, covering the eight kilometers in 24:25.52. “They raced very tough,” Bennett said. “We had to run two guys with the flu.” Junior Nicole Schappert and senior Caitlin Chrisman both finished strong leading the women with 14th and 18th place respectively. Schappert ran Fisico the six-kilometer race in 20:49 and Chrisman finished in 20:55. “Oregon is one of my favorite meets,” Chrisman said. “It was a lot of fun. But they (the race organizers) had technical problems so we aren’t sure if the freshmen places were correct.” This was the second race of the season for both teams. Neither had competed since their Sept. 14 debut.

Men’s tennis fails to move to third round By Matt Six | Staff writer

Wake Forest University had two players in action this week at the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championship in Tulsa, Okla. Sophomore Steven Forman and senior Mariusz Adamski made the trip to Tulsa to play Adamski earlier in the week. Adamski was the first to play for the Deacs, taking the court at 9 a.m. Oct. 1. He drew Arizona’s Claudio Christen in the first round.

The two seniors played a tight match that went to three sets. Adamski took the first set; unfortunately, he dropped the next two sets to fall to Christen 4-6, 7-5, 7-6. Next up for the Deacs was Steven Forman. His opening match took place at 5 p.m. Oct. 1. Forman drew Indiana’s Thomas Richter, a senior who was ranked No. 51 in men’s singles. Forman defeated Richter 6-3, 6-4. Sure enough, in a field of over 120 participants representing a wide array of universities, Forman drew a Dukie in the second round. Forman took on Duke freshman Reid Carleton in the second round 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2, but fell to Carleton 7-5, 6-2. Next up for the Deacs is the Gamecock Invitational, which starts Oct. 12 in Columbia, S.C.

It was the first race of the season for men’s team freshman Greg Billington who was the second on his team to cross the line. He finished 28th overall with a time of 24:44.39. Both teams are very young and feature more freshmen than usual. The woman in particular traveled a high number of freshmen. The women traveled to Eugene, Ore., because Bill Dellinger and the Classic took place in Louisville, Ky. Both squads will return to action on Oct. 12 at the Penn State Invitational. That meet will be followed by the ACC Championships Oct. 27. “It’s (Penn State) is going to be a very good meet; plenty of competition,” Bennett said. Penn State will be an important race for the Deacons in their hunt for a spot at the national championship. “We’re not ranked and that’s a big motivator,” Chrisman said. “We need to beat a ranked team and get some good individual performances.”

third at shootout By Ryan Durham | Sports editor

The Demon Deacon men’s golf team traveled to Makin-Sabot, Va., Oct. 12 looking to improve on their seventh place finish at the Carpet Capital Classic and earn its first tournament win of the season. Wake Forest got off to a rough start Oct. 1, finishing the day seventh out of 15 teams. Senior Webb Simpson led the Deacs in the first day of competition shooting a 70 and 71 for three-under par on the day. This finish was good enough to tie him for ninth place individually. Freshman Chris Cannon finished the day with rounds of 74 and 72 to put him two-over par and in 34th place in his first collegiate appearance. The Deacon team was rounded out by junior Dustin Groves, sophomore Brendan Gielow and senior Christ McCa-

rtin. Groves shot the lowest round of any Deacon with 69, but still finished the day at three-over par. The team as a whole shot 575 or one-under, putting them 13 strokes behind tournament leaders Penn State and Wisconsin. The Deacons had a lot of ground to make up in the second day of competition, which was led by the play of Cannon. Cannon shot a stellar seven-under 65 in the final round of play, which was good enough to tie him for fourth place individually. Simpson followed closely behind shooting even par on the day to finish in ninth place. This performance was not good enough to outpace Monday’s leaders Penn State and Wisconsin, who finished with team scores of 845 and 848 respectively. This left the Deacs in third with 849 strokes.

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keeper Laura Morse, da Luz subbed in freshman Amanda Barasha to take advantage of her powerful long range kicks. Within the first two minutes of the final OT, Barasha gained possession and sent the ball flying over 70 yards into Virginia territory. “Laura did a great job,” da Luz said, “I just thought we could use Amanda as a weapon during the last 10 minutes. She can really hit a ball.” On the final outcome of the day, da Luz said, “It was great game. Yeah, we would have liked a win, but the team’s performance today definitely bodes well for the future.” The Deacons now have a total season record of 7-1-2 and an ACC record of 1-0-1. The Lady Deacons will be traveling this weekend for two important ACC road games. The team will play Maryland in College Park Oct. 5 and then travel to Massacheusets to play Boston College Oct. 7.

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Junior midfielder Amy Smerdzinski boots the ball in the Deacs’ 1-1 tie versus Virginia at Spry Stadium.


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Wake Forest tried not to approach them any differently. “The focus is always there,” said freshman defender Ike Opara, “One slip up can hurt you.” The Deacs slipped in the first half when the Elon Phoenix drew first blood by scoring in the 43rd minute. Wake found themselves trailing at halftime for the first time this season. The one goal lead stood until the 74th minute when Opara netted his first goal of the season, tying the match at one.

The score remained tied through regulation and gave way to two overtimes. Neither team launched a productive offensive attack in the first overtime, as only one shot was taken by the Deacs. The second Opara overtime provided a flurry of offense from both teams, as Wake fired five shots to Elon’s one. The Deacs

had a golden opportunity to score in the 102nd minute, pelting Elon goalie Clint Irwin with three consecutive shots, all of which were saved. The crowd stood in disbelief as Elon parried Wake’s attack and held on to earn the draw. “It’s not the result we wanted but we need to forget about it and focus on our next game,” Opara said. The Deacs’ next game is Oct. 5 in Blacksburg, Va., when they will take on ACC foe Virginia Tech. They will then return back to Spry Stadium Oct. 9 to host in-state opponent Appalachian State.

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Junior Marcus Tracy prepares to take a shot in a recent game.

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into coaching if you don’t have thick skin or if you take that stuff too personally. It’s naturally a ridiculed and scrutinized position, but you just have to learn to shrug that stuff off.” After opening the season with two straight losses against favored opponents Boston College and Nebraska, s o m e W a k e Forest fans searched f o r answers as to why the defendLobotzke ing ACC champions couldn’t get a win. One of the more popular scapegoats was Lobotzke and his own offensive strategy in particular. But one of Lobotzke’s biggest critics is himself. When asked what, if any, play call he would take back this season, Lobotzke brought up a failed fourth-down conversion late in the Boston College

game in which the Deacs lined up in shotgun and handed off to redshirt junior fullback Richard Belton. “I would like to have that call back …Things could have been better schematically,” he said. Perhaps the early season problems weren’t the plays, but the players themselves as a new year always brings uncertainty to an offense. “All of our plays were incredibly well-designed,” said former walk-on offensive lineman Si Robson. “On paper, we should get at least four yards a play. If a play doesn’t work, there’s probably a missed assignment somewhere.” Lobotzke is still the offensive line coach in addition to his coordinator duties. After Wake Forest rebounded from the two-game losing streak to start the year with a comfortable victory over Army and the come-from-behind shocker over Maryland, the focus on Lobotzke has quieted some. And while there are still rumblings around campus that the offense is conservative and predictable, the man at the helm of the offensive strategy still has his supporters.

“He don’t cut hair and I don’t coach football,” said die-hard Wake fan Lloyd Howard, better known as the campus barber and Mr. Clean look-alike. The fact remains that Lobotzke has been successful in his tenure as offensive coordinator, and has been instrumental in Head Coach Jim Grobe’s efforts to turn the Demon Deacon program around. “I work for Coach Grobe and I want him to be happy with the play calls,” Lobotzke said. “It’s his football team, and I want the offense to run how he wants it to run.” As the Demon Deacons use their week off to look forward to and prepare for the rest of season, Wake Forest fans are expecting the offense to get on a roll. With redshirt sophomore Riley Skinner healthy again and more time given to the new starters to acclimate themselves to the offense, positive things are expected. And according to Lobotzke, there’s a simple formula for offensive production. “We just have to find ways to get (our most skilled players) the football in ways they can be successful to score some points.”

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though Vick admitted, when pleading guilty to federal charges, that he and his co-conspirators had killed six to eight dogs in a variety of heinous ways. Vick and his lawyers maintain that Vick only ordered these dogs to be killed, but did not actively participate in the slayings. How is R.L. White helping advance the lives of colored people by maintaining that an admitted felon is the victim in a case that involves brutally murdering dogs? Would it not be wiser to instead condemn Vick and all people who support dog fighting? Right now, it appears that African Americans in positions of power are sending the wrong message. They are upholding the precedent that white society is working to keep black men oppressed. This opinion remains popular among lower-class blacks, but members of the NAACP should not use their influence to add fuel to the fire. Michael Vick has been one of the most dynamic and idolized athletes in this country for the past five years, and he wasted his opportunity to become a role model. Now, the NAACP needs to take that opportunity and run with it. Yes, racism is still a problem in this country, a much bigger problem than many of us at Wake will ever realize, but this does not provide a free pass for blacks who commit crimes and admit their guilt. Black leaders should work to educate the African American community about the

wrongdoings of Michael Vick because, culture or not, dog fighting is a felony and will be punished as such, whether the perpetrator is black, white, Hispanic or Asian. The Vick case, because of its media exposure, has provoked strong feelings throughout the country. There are those who would suggest that he fight pit bulls as his punishment, and others who believe that he is just a good guy who got caught up with the wrong crowd. Michael Vick is a millionaire several times over. Yes, he came from a rough background, but his God-given talent was his ticket to a better life. Instead, he traded in that ticket for the deed to a secluded house in rural Virginia where he could experience the thrills of a life he should have been trying to leave behind. Vick says that he is guilty of being a good friend. My question is: why would he keep these kinds of friends? All co-conspirators in this case had criminal records, so Vick knew what he was getting himself into and he wanted to partake in these crimes. This “good guy” has in the past given the finger to the crowd after a home game, but facts like this get lost in the accusations of racism. Vick may be a good guy, or he may be a career criminal. The day after ESPN’s Town Hall Meeting, the network reported that Vick had failed a drug test that was a condition of his pre-sentencing release, so you be the judge. And tell anyone supporting Vick to save the race card for someone who deserves it.

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a great change of pace from the classroom lecture. If you can’t take advantage of learning a new, fun pastime (whether it’s golf, tennis or bowling), then you might want to reevaluate your college priorities. After all, not all higher learning has to take place sitting at a desk, because honestly, that’s not everything when it comes to “real life.”

Classics 261: Greek Myth Sure you’ve heard of Zeus and Athena, but maybe you didn’t realize that this powerful goddess of wisdom was born from Zeus’ head after he swallowed her impregnated mother. That piece of crazy trivia is only a taste of what this amazing class has to offer. Associate professor of classical languages James Powell is one of the highlights of this lectureintensive course. Though his class might be spilling out the door, he won’t turn you away. The class is demanding, but if you take notes like a fiend and follow his extensive study guide, then you’ll be fine. You won’t even realize how valuable learning classic myths can be until they repeatedly surface in your everyday life. Literature is chock-full of myth references, not to mention movies and art.

Counseling 102: Career Planning If you are like many students and are unsure of what you want to do with your degree, this course is made for you. This half-semester, two-hour class provides a crash course in careers and how to find one that suits you. The course is perfect for those looking for internships as well since class due dates for resumes and interviews help propel your search. Topics covered include: assessment of work-related values, interests and skills, exploration of career options, resume-writing, interviewing and job search skills. Regardless of your post-graduate plans or ideas, this course will provide you with some concrete guidance and preparation for life away from the ivory tower.

Communication 246: Introduction to Film Of course we all love movies. But do we understand why? And what makes one more enthralling than another? Or what constitutes a genre? Or causes one director to stand out against all the rest? If you’ve ever asked these questions, then taking a film class will illuminate all of the above and more. This course consists of lectures and a film screening once a week – and since you get to watch films in Annenburg Forum, you can enjoy the experience of your own private theatre. The course teaches some of the classics that you might have seen already, but are worth a second look. There are some lesser-known titles thrown in as well to appeal to the true movie buff. Basically, this class is a good jumping-off point for further film courses and makes for a nice break in your busy schedule.

History 162: History of Wake Forest University Have you ever wanted to go into the tunnels? Have you ever wondered after whom all of the buildings on campus were named? Have you ever wanted to go to the top of the bell tower in Wait Chapel? Have you ever wondered why our yearbook is called The Howler? Answers to these questions and many, many more are addressed in professor of history J. Edwin Hendricks’ thorough coverage of the history of our fine university. Renowned as the leading scholar on Wake Forest history, Hendricks has a wealth of knowledge from research and personal experience, having served as a professor here since 1964. The class itself is one and a half hours and can be taken for credit or on a pass/fail basis. For those who take the class pass/fail, a less rigorous syllabus is followed.

English 366: James Joyce As an English major, I should probably mention a course from my chosen area of study. (To not do so would indicate I’ve trekked down the wrong academic path for the past three years.) Taking a course solely on James Joyce has been one of the most rewarding literary experiences I’ve ever had. Taught by associate professor of English Scott Klein, this elective seems daunting at first. I mean, come on, Joyce is one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, and Ulysses – that’s a helluva book to tackle. However, the pace of the class makes reading them entirely possible. The course covers Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and spends the bulk of the semester on Ulysses. You don’t have to be an English major to reap the rewards from this course. Take the time to explore what few students are willing to with Klein as your guide. Unfortunately, he won’t be offering it next semester to undergrads, but non-seniors can take it the following year.

Theatre 140: Acting I Even though you may not be a seasoned performer, do not let stage fright stop you from taking this class. The class teaches you acting from the very beginning as you work through warm-up exercises and small scenes, while constructive feedback is provided all along. This introduction to acting is an opportunity to improve upon skills that don’t involve multiple-choice tests or essay questions. Evaluations in the class are primarily performance-based, which is certainly a refreshing change from the typical class format. Acting I is a great opportunity to build your confidence in performance situations, a confidence that could even carry over to the dreaded oral presentation in other classes.

Health and Exercise Science 160: Beginning Golf The game of golf is like the game of life my dad once told me. So now, in my senior year, I’ve decided to learn a little bit about this “life sport.” This course, taught by lecturer David Stroupe, meets once a week for a little over two hours and no experience is necessary, though a little understanding of the game doesn’t hurt. I’d say putt-putt experience will suffice. The class started off meeting in Reynolds Gymnasium, and now we’re at the driving range hitting real golf balls and working on our swing. Next, we’ll be out at Tanglewood, a par-three course, for some more in-depth instruction. Ladies and gents, if you want to meet some nice folks, this class is for you. Everyone is very laid back and it’s

Body Image and Communication Dept. of Communication Assistant professor of communication Steven Giles will guide students toward a better understanding of media influence on body image, and perhaps more importantly, how this knowledge can help prevent others from developing distorted perceptions of the “perfect” body and consequently, eating disorders. The Mathematics of Voting Dept. of Mathematics With the 2008 presidential election approaching, perhaps no other first-year seminar is more timely than this one, taught by assistant professor of mathematics Jason Parsley. By working with data gleaned from the ongoing primaries, the seminar will investigate the strengths and weaknesses of various voting systems and the Electoral

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Any class taken abroad Time spent studying abroad truly merits its own discussion as a requisite college experience. Roaming around the streets of an unknown town and talking to locals as you find your way to your destination could well be considered a must in the Wake Forest experience. Crucial to the full enjoyment of time spent abroad is immersion in the language of whichever place you may find yourself. Of course, traveling in an English-speaking country is comfortable, but taking the risk of learning a new language only works to your benefit. The university offers a plethora of programs during the academic year and during the summer. The destination is not as critical as what you make of your time there.

College and also attempt to predict the outcome of political races. Artists Inventing Markets Dept. of Art Explore methods of creativity throughout the ages in this seminar taught by Bernadine Barnes, associate professor of art. The class will focus on the artist not only as innovator, but as entrepreneur.

such as seemingly innocuous puppets like Pinnochio. By studying the inert nature of puppets and other humanoids, this seminar will necessarily animate the relationships between reality and artifice, freedom and fate, man and machine.

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Movies and First Metaphysics Dept. of Philosophy Year framing such an Seminars Byabstruse concept in

the context of a more accessible medium, movies, assistant professor of philosophy Stavroula Glezakos will attempt to broach the topic Melancholy Androids of metaphysics and its ancillary topics Dept. of English including causation, the self and the In this broad survey of texts ranging from the Romantic period to modern-day science appearance-reality dialectic. Readings of classic and contemporary philosophers will fiction, professor of English Eric Wilson help to further the seminar discussion. will illuminate the lives of artificial beings

Psychological Utopias Dept. of Psychology Considering our preconceived notions on the limits of human nature, is the creation of a utopia a possibility or still merely a farfetched idea? By studying works of literature that portray perfect societies, this seminar, taught by associate professor of psychology James Schirillo, will analyze and compare various attempts at improving human society. American Art in its Many Contexts Dept. of English The Reynolda House Museum of American Art will serve as the backdrop for this course taught by professor of English Barry Maine. Students will examine the Museum’s collection and its place within architectural and artistic history. In addition, American literary classics will be read and analyzed.


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Comedian, satirist, actor and writer Stephen Colbert is coming out with a new book Oct. 9. Titled I Am America (And So Can You!), Colbert talks about what’s wrong with America today. The issues range from nature to terrorists to atheists, and with his “no holds barred” attitude you can’t miss this potentially controversial hot new release.

K-Fed gets custody After a hearing Oct. 1, a California judge ordered that Britney Spears give custody of her sons to her ex-husband, dancer/ rapper Kevin Federline. He was given physical custody of their sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, “until further order of the court.” The court order didn’t state the specific reason for the ruling, but it comes after Spears was charged with two misdemeanors – hit and run and driving without a valid license. It also comes after concerns were raised regarding her drug and alcohol use, and her failure to undergo random drug and alcohol testing.

Big Ballin’ Don’t forget the Presidential Ball from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 13 at the M.C. Benton Junior Convention and Civic Center. The theme this year is based on the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, so the decorations will be in the style of the classy 1920s. Tickets and food are free, and there will be at least one live band. Transportation is also being arranged for those students without cars. So ladies, get your dresses, and guys, grab your ties, because this is bound to be a ball to remember.

Drink of the Week Alabama Fizz

As the weather gets colder, cling to the final remnants of summer with this fresh-tasting mixed drink. Ingredients: 1/2 lemon worth of juice 1 tsp. powdered sugar 2 oz. gin Club soda 2 sprigs of mint Shake ingredients (no soda) with crushed ice then strain into highball glass. Fill with club soda and garnish with two sprigs of fresh mint.

I’ve noticed over my years at Wake Forest that most people have a specific dating pattern. Some are habitual bachelors or bachelorettes – no commitment, random hook-ups and no time for a relationship. This seems to be the norm for many of us. Many other people have stable, healthy relationships, and kudos to you. However, there is another subgroup in the realm of relationships: serial monogamists. These people are constantly in a relationship, moving at light speed from one to another. They may have long-term relationships back to back, or quick, fleeting relationships that, although brief, are extremely intense. Serial monogamists are all around us, and it seems to the naked eye that they are in a typical relationship. However, what most people don’t realize is the pattern in which they form their relationships. There is an

overlap between old relationship (or should I say, current relationship) and the new. A serial monogamist never wants to be single. They are afraid of being alone, thus they line up a new relationship before they sever the ties of the old one. I would like to make a distinction for those single-phobic among us: being single is not the same as being alone. People tend to use these terms interchangeably, when in actuality you will never feel alone as long as you have your friends and a positive self-image. This is a problem for many serial monogamists, because their relationship style leaves little room for either friends or themselves. They often lose friends because of their infatuating relationships that occupy so much of their time. Serial monogamists have a tendency to return to their friends only during periods between relationships. Friends, not surprisingly, are annoyed and unwilling to be a fallback friend. Serial monogamists also tend to define themselves by who they are dating. They see no merit in being single and enjoy the status of being someone’s boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe people would be better off if they stopped looking outside of

themselves for improvement and validation. Due to the coinciding occurrences of their relationships, serial monogamists are often guilty of cheating, either physically or emotionally. Although physical cheating is common, serial monogamists also practice emotional infidelity. Their affection may be directed at someone else with the idea of setting up a potential new relationship. This is a sure sign that the serial monogamist is about to go in for “the kill,” so to speak. Often, as is the trend with males, they may make the relationship so strained and unbearable, but will not end it themselves – rather, they will wait until their partner has had enough. That way, there is no guilt about dumping the other person, and the serial monogamist feels little remorse about moving on to their next victim … I mean, partner. I have seen far too many people stay in an unfulfilling relationship simply because they would rather be miserable in a relationship than miserable and single. They will cling to their failing relationship on principle, or because they do not have a back up yet. There is also a tendency of serial monogamists to not only force a relationship to continue, but to build

one on a poor foundation. This is not seventh grade. Making out with someone at a party does not make that person your boyfriend or girlfriend. Try putting a little substance behind it. What about those people who date serial monogamists? Often times they are in the same situation and can relate to the revolving door pattern of dating. If they are not accustomed to chronic monogamy, they may not think twice about the sudden intensity of the relationship and the fact that it may not be genuine, but rather, a custom. One must be mindful, however, that the cycle of serial monogamy is not broken easily and chances are soon your new anthem will be No Doubt’s “Ex-Girlfriend,” because you can relate so well to the lines: “I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend / I hope I hold a special place with the rest of them. And I know it makes me sick to be on that list, but I should have thought of that before we kissed.”

“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 currkm4@ wfu.edu.

What You Didn’t Know | By Caldwell Tanner

Movie Review | Mr. Woodcock

Thornton disappoints in this juvenile comedy By CeCe Brooks | Contributing writer

I tend to blame the previews if I subject myself to a bad movie, but this time it was my own mistake. When I saw previews for Mr. Woodcock, I didn’t think it looked like a future classic. Although I am not a big Billy Bob Thornton fan, I thought I would give him a shot because of a seemingly humorous plot and American Pie alum, Seann William Scott. It seemed worth a trip to the movies at least. Apparently, my original instincts were correct. John Farley (Seann William Scott) is a self-help author who is touring for his first book, already a big success. His book, a guide to “getting past the past” in order to become more self-confident, was largely inspired by his middle school PE teacher, Mr. Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton). Mr. Woodcock humiliated John as an overweight preteen, which led to John’s eventual foray into the self-help genre. When John is offered the biggest Mr. Woodcock honor in his Starring | Seann William Scott, hometown, Billy Bob Thornton, Susan the “cornSarandon cob key,” he Director | Craig Gillespie travels home Who’s it for? | Those who are to surprise extremely easily entertained his widowm o t h e r Running Time | 1 hrs 27 min. (Susan SaraRating | (out of 5) ndon) only to find a surprise himself: his mother is engaged to Mr. Woodcock. John finds that Mr. Woodcock is still the abrasive bully he remembers him to be, so he decides to take action and break them up. John has a series of setbacks as a result of bad luck, misconception and just plain poor decision making. Both the writing and the acting of this movie failed to live up to their potential. The writers did not provide enough humor, even for the most immature of moviegoers. They tried to capitalize on this particular group by making several references to the obscenity of the title character’s name, foul allusions to parent-figures in bed and a few slapstick moments, but this kind of comedy got old fast. I also had issues with the ending of the movie. I don’t want to give anything away for those of you who are going to ignore what I’m saying and go see this movie, but basically there is a lack of the growth needed for a movie to have a purpose. There is the appearance of resolution, but in my opinion

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Middle school PE teacher Mr. Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton) whips his students into shape in this marginal comedy of the same name co-starring Seann William Scott. everyone seems to be just the same as they started out, which is not a good thing. I can’t blame the dullness of the movie on just the writers, because the actors were also definitely to blame. As I said, I wasn’t a big fan of Thornton in the first place, but I knew he could be funny. As Mr. Woodcock, he wasn’t. Seann William Scott was also disappointing. He did not even come close to reproducing the audaciousness of his infamous Stifler character. Sarandon filled her role well and was fairly amusing, but there wasn’t much to her character for her to build on. The one saving grace of this film was Amy Poehler, who played John Farley’s publicist. She has several funny quips including, “Could I get a real bottle please? I’m an alcoholic, not a Barbie doll.” My Name is Earl star Ethan Suplee didn’t help the

situation much either. His character, Nedderman, was just plain annoying, only adding creepiness and idiocy to the movie. Overall, I thought that the movie was full of good actors who couldn’t fix an already faulted script. Mr. Woodcock isn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen, but it’s close. It was 25 percent awkward, 25 percent gross, 25 percent annoying, 20 percent dull, and maybe 5 percent funny (that does add up to 100% if any of y’all were checking). My friends who reluctantly went with me were not happy (one even fell asleep). If you really want to see for yourself, by all means do, but I’ll bet no matter what type of movies you like, you will not love this movie. Maybe, maybe, it might be worth renting if you’re really that bored.


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Concert Preview | Sister Hazel

Concert Review | Common

Band to brighten Ziggy’s final months Common plays

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For those students not interested in attending the Florida State vs. Wake Forest football game Oct. 11 or those intending to leave at halftime, Sister Hazel is making its final appearance at Ziggy’s. The group, whose hits include songs like “Happy,” “Champagne High” and “All For You,” are excited to make one last trip to the historic haunt before its move later this year. “It’s one of the last shows at Ziggy’s and they wanted us to come in,” bassist Jett Beres said. “Ziggy’s is one of those places we’ve been playing for 10 years. We’re going to ramp it up for this show.” Having seen the group at Ziggy’s before, this is likely to be the truth. The group played its heart out to a packed crowd at a previous show. Fans may wonder what the band plans to play for their final performance at one of the band’s oldest haunts, but they are sure not to be disappointed by the concert, whether they are fans of the original Hazel albums or have just picked up one of the group’s three CDs they have put out in the last year. “We typically do a compilation,” Beres said. “We will definitely be playing tracks from the new albums, but will also be playing our old songs.” The new album Absolutely and compilation album Bam: Volume

coaster of songs, including tracks he did as a member of A Tribe Called Quest as well as his solo hits, including “Vivrant Thing” and “Breathe and Stop.” If Q-Tip’s performance is any sort of prediction about his upcoming album, it will be one By Liza Greenspun | News editor worth buying. Finally, the much-anticipated “Yeah you know how we do. Common took the stage, jumpWe do it for the people.” The Bounce Tour 2007, featur- ing and moving with a surprising Q-Tip and Common, proved ingly high amount of energy, that Common really does do what really getting the crowd going he does for “The People,” as his with his passion for the music, hit song off of his newest album, his lyrical flow and his deep, smooth voice. Finding Forever, says. Chi-town’s very own Common Once I got passed and accepted the fact that I was going to get to also played some songs from the know my fellow concert-goers a beginning of his career along little too well in the overcrowded with many tracks off his latest N Club in downtown Greens- album, including “The People,” boro, and that the heels I was “Drivin’ Me Wild” and “Misunwearing were probably not the derstood.” Before performing “Misunbest idea, I knew that I was in store for a night of high-energy derstood,” as well as throughout hip-hop music in what was to be other points of his 90-minute one of the best concerts I have performance, Common spoke of various groups of people who seen. As everyone packed themselves are misunderstood. He really getting the crowd riled into the venue, up-and-coming up when he rapper Percee mentioned P took the the timely stage and opened the Q-Tip had great stage presence and Jena 6 cause, a remarkable ability to get the and he won concert with laughs and his DJ, percrowd involved, as he and his cheers from forming sevlive band danced around on the audience eral songs stage, even inviting a male when he and a capella mentioned verses. and female audience his fellow Percee P’s member to get on rapper and performance stage and rap close friend probably KanyeWest’s would have with him. love for himbeen much self. more enjoyDuring able had the venue not been so over- his performance of “Come Close,” Common pulled one crowded. The intimate setting of the N lucky female audience-member Club would have been an appro- on stage, making the rest of the priate venue for the atmosphere women in the venue swoon with of the concert had fewer tickets jealousy as he hugged her and serenaded her with his smooth been sold. There were simply too many vocals. In an impressive freestyle, people there, pushing into and stepping on each other, causing Common received cheers by mentioning North Carolina unnecessary discomfort. It wasn’t until Queen’s MC A&T University, High Point Q-Tip took the stage about two Road and other popular sites in hours after the doors opened that Greensboro, as well as alluding to the crowd really seemed to start Kanye West songs and expressing his political beliefs. enjoying themselves. In a dedication to the late J. Q-Tip had great stage presence and a remarkable ability to get Dilla, Common performed his the crowd involved, as he and his song “The Light,” produced by J. live band danced around on stage, Dilla, who passed away in Februeven inviting a male and female ary 2006. It received an emotional audience member to get on stage response from the crowd. and rap with him. From romantic love songs, While the concert emphasized a shared love of hip-hop by all to “Get ‘Em High,” to deeper in attendance, Q-Tip did slow philosophical songs off albums it down for a couple of jazz Finding Forever and Be and in tributes to hip-hop by performsongs. During his performance of ing covers of songs that define “Bonita Applebaum,” Q-Tip had hip-hop, such as NWA’s “Straight the entire audience swaying from outta Compton,” Common’s high energy and right to left in unity as we all let obvious passion kept the crowd the music overtake us. Q-Tip’s show, which lasted excited and moving together as about an hour, featured a roller we let the music fill our souls.

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Floridian band Sister Hazel plans to “ramp it up” for its stop in Winston-Salem. The show offers a great alternative for those uninterested in the Florida State game. I have a sound that is extremely similar to the group’s older works, but still provides new hits that fans are sure to love. These songs will play well into the group’s set with their classic hits and are sure to keep the show interesting. One of the biggest reasons to see the group at Ziggy’s is that there is no telling what may happen. The group is sure to try and play its best show ever at Ziggy’s because it has been one of the most popular venues that the

group has frequented in the last 10 decade. “There aren’t many places left from the old days,” Beres said. “It’s an honor that we were able to get in before it closed.” The group has also made a habit of playing its heart out for live shows. “The live show keeps going,” Beres said. “We have always had a love for playing live.” Despite the fact that this concert is on the same night as the Deacs face off with Florida State,

the band is confident people will still come out. “If you’re a diehard football fan, you’ll go to the game,” Beres said. “But people that love Sister Hazel will come out regardless of the game.” This will definitely be the case seeing that the group has not had a problem filling the venue in some years. Beres and the rest of Sister Hazel will play their last show at Ziggy’s Oct. 11. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Sound Judgment | Animal Collective

Animal Collective leaves crowd smiling By Colin Gibbons | Contributing writer

Prominent “experimental folk” band Animal Collective is currently riding a swell of critical praise for its most recent album Strawberry Jam, which recently debuted at No. 5 on the Independent charts. Strawberry Jam features more prominent vocals and fewer of the wild screeches and howls for which the band is known than previous albums, but the endless array of sounds, ranging from chainsaws to birdcalls, are more richly arranged than ever. The increased accessibility of the new album has added multitudes of new followers to the band’s dedicated fan base, and helped draw a sellout crowd to Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro last Thursday. The show opened with Tickley Feather, whose haunting Hope Sandoval-like voice drifting over thick loops of fuzz and pounding jungle beats to create a fitting atmosphere for the headliners. Animal Collective’s set started off on an unexpected note, with a new, unrecorded song and only three of the band’s four most frequent members on stage. Deakin (Josh Dibb) never did appear, but the three-man team of Avey Tare (David Portner), the lead vocalist who provides the squawks, howls and screeches, Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), who savagely pounded his snare from start to finish and Geologist (Brian Weitz), incessantly dancing behind

a mountain of loopers and effects processors, were more than capable of filling out the songs on their own. The band played five of the nine songs off of Strawberry Jam. “Derek” and “Chores,” both sung by Panda Bear, were relatively true to the album versions, with clear vocal melodies reminiscent of those found on Panda’s excellent solo album Person Pitch, released earlier this year. Avey Tare’s songs were much more adventurous and unpredictable. “Unsolved Mysteries” and “Peacebone” both began with whimsical extended introductions, while the new single “Fireworks” featured an extra few verses stuck in the middle, complete with a different tempo and melody. The trio did not play a single song off of their previous album, Feels, instead drawing heavily from new, unrecorded material. Many of the new songs were slow droning pieces of the sort that were characteristic of Feels but mostly absent from Strawberry Jam. Although it was not overly apparent, the band struggled with technical problems throughout the first half of the set, as the soundman, along with most of the audience, failed to catch Avey Tare’s frequently repeated, echo-laden chants of “feedback in the monitors.” When the band took their first break 45 minutes into the set, they seemed to resolve

the monitor issues, and the rest of the show went smoothly. Animal Collective has a brilliantly developed concept of what a set should be, and besides the short break to fix the monitors, there was no further lull in the noise, with songs drifting in and out of the careful racket in seamless succession. After nearly two hours, the set concluded with a brilliant and frantic “Who Could Win a Rabbit,” a favorite from the band’s breakout album Sung Tongs. The crowd was less wild than could be expected at an Animal Collective show, but this was probably due more to the seizureinducing light show than anything else. The band’s current light display is certainly the most impressive to hit the indie scene since the Ferris Wheel of epilepsy featured on Deerhoof ’s latest tour, but perhaps not impressive enough to justify the massive headache, dizziness and acid-like retinal confusion that it inflicted. Whether hypnotized by the lights or the music, most of the crowd stumbled out of the venue dazed and smiling. If you missed the show, but are eager to hear what Animal Collective sounds like live, you can listen to their recent show at the 9:30 club in D.C. online at NPR.org. If you’ve never heard Animal Collective before, but are willing to expand your musical taste, Strawberry Jam is a great place to start.

Restaurant Review | Big Shotz Tavern

New tavern’s identity crisis compromises a relaxed atmosphere By Amy Smerdzinski | Staff writer

Wouldn’t it be great to have an entertaining place in Winston Salem where we, as students, could get together and watch professional sports matches or watch our own peers and friends take on other schools? With the new opening of Big Shotz Tavern, that is what was expected, but the Big Shotz Tavern restaurant Location | 109 Stratford Rd. failed to Hours | 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. meet this expecta11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Fri. - Sat. tion due to 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sun. the simple Serving | Steaks, ribs and seafood fact that it Dress | Business-casual was unsuccessful Price Range | $8 - $24 in differRating | (out of 5) entiating between an upscale restaurant and a casual hang-out for enthusiastic sports lovers. The interior of the restaurant is very chic with wood floors and nicely set tables and dim lighting during dinner. The set up seemed well-planned. There is a dining room that is separated from the bar, there is a bar area with minimal tables and then there is both indoor and outdoor patio seating. Due to the interior design of the restaurant, I

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Big Shotz Tavern’s unreasonably high prices and slow service leave much to be desired. would recommend a slightly dressier attire to those who want to dine here – jeans and a nicer top would be appropriate. Overall, the restaurant is somewhere in the middle between a loud and rowdy sports bar and a classy sit-down restaurant, which is where Big Shotz loses a lot of points. Because of the slight elegance in the tone of the restaurant, Big Shotz Tavern is not exactly a place that caters to college students who want to gather somewhere and share the experience of watching sports games together. The atmosphere that this “sports bar” gives off is too formal for that; rather,

it seems to be a place to take a date. Not only does the atmosphere discourage larger groups to go and watch games at the bar, the actual set up of the restaurant does not easily fit parties much bigger then five people. The table sizes and placement seem more to accommodate smaller parties for more intimate conversations The food at Big Shotz Tavern was very good. It offers a variety of upscale items on the menu including appetizers such as spinach artichoke dip (made with fresh spinach) to entrees that consist

of ribs, filets and a good selection of seafood. Also on the menu are delicious desserts and numerous coffees to choose from. Despite all of these great choices, the cost is not cheap. The menu ranges from $8 for an appetizer to $24 for an entrée. Though the food was good, for the prices they charge there are other restaurants, especially restaurants that specialize in particular foods (for example, seafood and steak), that would have better food for about the same price. Overall, I was unpleasantly surprised with the restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, the interior of the restaurant is very attractive, but as a college student who writes for other college students, this would not be my number one or even number 10 pick as a place to go out and have a good meal with my friends. However, this would be a fun place for a date because it isn’t too dressy, yet it is nicer than other restaurants in the area. Another factor that led me to my decision was the quality of food versus the price I paid for the food. I ordered the steak, which was well-cooked and delicious, yet one could enjoy the same steak at a steakhouse that is known for steak for the same price with better quality. The slow service at Big Shotz was the final deciding factor. All in all, I would only recommend this restaurant in two cases. First, if you want a trendy restaurant to take a date and you are willing to dish out the bucks for the pricey meals. Or, second, if your parents are in town and they will pay for your meal.


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Event Review | Dixie Classic Fair

Southern charm abounds at local annual event By Lizzie Rosen | News editor

It’s better than Santa Claus coming to town, seriously. In its 125th year, the Dixie Classic Fair is happening now until Oct. 7 in the area next to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. There are people out there, you know who you are, who have never heard of this event or who have shrugged it off. Do not be one of these losers. If you are from the North, you are going to want to see it to make fun of it and if you are from the South, you are going to want to go to it to feel at home. If you aren’t from either place or even if you are, you are going to want to go to get a real taste of Southern culture. The Dixie Classic operates on 75 acres of land. This space allows the fair to have several dimensions to its operation.

Exhibits The Dixie Classic has plenty of exhibits for those interested in taking parents or other adults. There are all sorts of showcases of photography, quilts, artwork and of course, baking contests. And yes, they do award ribbons for first and subsequent places. All of these exhibits are indoors scattered amongst the fairgrounds. The aforementioned exhibits are toward the entrance of the Fair. There is also a plant exhibit showcasing roses, dahlias and other gorgeous perennials and foliage toward the back of the Fair where the rides are located. The plant exhibit tends to be like a library – everyone is very quiet so if you can’t keep your plant pride inside, I’d say to skip this one. There are also several timed exhibits that occur periodically throughout each day, such as magic shows, cooking lessons and swimming pigs; check the Web site dcfair.com for more about those. Also there is a demolition derby that occurs on the grounds.

Food Probably the most important part of the fair is the food – and there is tons of it. You have your typical fare: hotdogs, cheesesteaks, cotton candy and pretzels. But there is more, my friends: fried vegetables, fried oreos and turkey legs abound. There are also gyros, lo mein and my personal favorite, ears of corn (dipped in your choice of butter or queso). Eat whatever you can because these delicious treats come around only once a year. If you have never been to the fair before, I would recommend starting with an ear of corn or turkey leg before trying to tackle a fried candy bar. Farm Life Coming in at a close second to food is the farm life at the fair, which is topnotch. The fair has its own petting zoo where you can feed goats, llamas and furry looking cattle. Be careful though; if you feed them one carrot they will want another. The petting zoo area also has kangaroos, porcupines, tortoises and what appeared to be a water buffalo. A second barn has pigs, sheep and bunnies. The bunnies are super cute but beware; many of them have razor-sharp claws. The Old Country Toward the middle of the Fair there is a section that resembles a scene out of Little House on the Prairie. There are log cabins surrounding a cement circle where people gather to hear a band that plays banjo music and watch John Deere engines grind ice cream. There is also a cute bakery with pumpkin bread that is simply magical. On your way out of this section stop to check out the resident wood carver or, if you’re of age, experience the wine tasting. Rides and Games You knew this part was coming. Yes there are rides, and oh yes, there are tons

of games. If you plan on riding any rides I encourage you to purchase coupons beforehand as the lines get quite long. The ferris wheel is always a classic choice. From the top, you can see the top of Wait Chapel and all of the buildings downtown. You can plan your next move from there too. If you choose to ride the swings, make sure you do not have an easily aggravated stomach as it is quite the head-spinner. There are plenty of games to choose from, like throwing balls at beer bottles, shooting basketballs or trying to stand a bottle up straight. The one I urge you to try is to sink the obnoxious man in the dunk tank. Because, well, he is very good at being obnoxious. While walking by with my boyfriend he encouraged us to come try, we said “no thanks,” to which he replied “That’s OK. You shouldn’t be dating your sister anyway.” Ha. There are also typical carnie oddities like the 22-inch-tall woman – I’ve seen her; it was crazy – or the world’s smallest horse. Last year I saw the snake with the head of the woman. Pick one if you think you can handle it. It tends to cost a dollar or more and that money can be spent on more corn. If you need to leave the fair during your stay, you can get a stamp on your hand that lets you back in, but for that day only. Tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair are available at the Benson Ticket Office and cost only $6.25, and you can purchase ride coupons there as well. Hours of operation vary each day, so make sure to visit the Web site before heading out. If you want to take it all in I would allot at least two hours to experience the fair, especially if you plan on seeing any exhibits or riding any rides. Missing the Dixie Classic Fair is like missing the Orange Bowl of WinstonSalem. Don’t question it, just do it. You may smell like manure by the end but you won’t regret it.

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A trip on the swings can be relaxing – just ride it before your corndog.

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Fair attendees enjoy one of many local bands featured at the event.

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If you decide to leave the game early, so will I Ryan Coons Staff columnist

I think “Everyone else is doing it” is one of the more sound reasons to take part in something. From jumping off bridges to smoking crack, popular opinion shapes my decisions on a weekly, nay, daily basis. “Hey Ryan, we’re all going to go point at homeless people, are you in?” Absolutely. “Hey, lets all go steal a waffle iron from the pit.” Fair enough. It’s not that I can’t think for myself, but things are just so much more enjoyable when you follow someone else and don’t consider the consequences of your actions. (Hey O.J., you want all your stuff back? Follow me.) It’s this reason alone why you should leave football games early. I’ll be up front with you; I didn’t even know we had a football team until I turned on the Orange Bowl hoping for an informative, amusing commercial for a state-of-the-art juicer. It was at that moment that I realized that the toilet paper on the Quad wasn’t a result of flying mummies getting caught in the trees (a man can dream). I’ve been to a couple games this semester (and by games I mean driving around for 5 minutes looking for a parking spot only to give up and go to Wendy’s instead) and from just looking around I can understand why people would want to leave at halftime. There are many reasons why someone would want to leave early. Namely, madras pants do not breathe well. How can a man endure hours of living with tight, cheaply stitched pants chafing his thighs, especially when it’s not even spring rush? They should be applauded for even trying. You may ask, that’s all well and good, but why would people not wearing ugly pants want to leave our football team in its time of need? It’s quite simple actually; the sun is outside. That may seem like a silly excuse, but guys, my

sundress, as cute as it is, is cut funny in the back so if I stay outside for too long, I’ll have a ridiculous tan. I just can’t risk it. For those of you die hard fans who criticize myself and others for leaving games early, don’t knock it until you try it. I’ve stayed through an entire game and I have to say it was kind of a letdown; the place was, like, completely empty. It would have been better if there was more of a crowd there in the fourth quarter. But that’s neither here nor there. While I admire your courage in the face of the bright setting sun and eight pounds of nachos pleading you to take a bathroom break, I feel like I should fill you in on what goes on while you are still cheering on our school’s pride and joy. Drinking. Although you might be able to get a warm beer at the tailgate after flirting with a frat brother (I’m not proud of the things I’ve done), you can’t drink it out of a “novelty mug” (read: rain boot). And you don’t run the risk of getting stabbed because you cut the whole line to get a Coke to mix with your smuggled Parrot Bay, only to find out that it’s the Chick-Fil-A line, and they don’t even have drinks there! But then you figure you might as well get a sandwich but they don’t have any without pickles. So you’ve got no choice but to leave the line you worked so hard to cut in tears. Not that that’s ever happened to me or anything. If drinking isn’t enough to draw you away from spandex clad men, let me introduce you to Metroid Prime 3. How freaking awesome is this game? It’s got everything: space, pirates, even Space-Pirates! The possibilities are endless. And because it’s on the Nintendo Wii, I’m improving my cognitive abilities and motor skills at the same time! I hope all you Screamin’ Demons now understand what you are giving up every Saturday afternoon to cheer on Wake football: booze and video games. Is that really a sacrifice you want to make? So next week I probably won’t be at the game. It’s not that I don’t respect that amount of talent and athletic prowess that goes into winning a football game, but Samus Aran isn’t going to save the galaxy without me.

Theatre Review | Machinal

Mechanics of society rule play By Caitlin Kenney | Editor in chief

The scene opens on a dimly lit filing cabinet, a telephone switchboard, a typewriter and a cold iron door – as lifeless as the automatons that operate them. Machinal, Sophie Treadwell’s feminist expressionist play, opens on the stark setting of corporate America and the daily machinations of the robotic workers contrasted to the helpless longing of the play’s anti-heroine, Helen. The story follows the ordinary events of Helen’s life that ultimately lead her to kill her husband and face execution on the electric chair. The subject matter of the play is heavy and shocking, but also provocative. Treadwell wrote Machinal after following several murder trials in the 1920s, including that of Ruth Snyder, a woman who conspired with her lover to kill her husband and was one of the first women executed in New York. Machinal is Snyder’s story, but it is also an amalgam, a story that could happen to any woman or any person. The heart of the play lies on the capable shoulders of sophomore Maggie Choumbakos, who portrays Helen throughout her cold, loveless marriage, unwanted childbirth and awakening love affair that leads to the murder of her husband. The role is emotionally demanding, but Choumbakos proved able to handle the transition between psychological distress and light-hearted bouts of love with equal panache. The play explores what could drive an ordinary woman to murder her husband, using the analogy of society as a machine that forces not just women, but people to act in ways that stifle and deaden. With the exception of Helen and her lover, all the characters are meant to be robotic and dead inside. A prime example is Helen’s husband, George H. Jones, played by junior Dan Applegate, whose movements are sinister and maniacally mechanical. He plays a man who knows what he wants and expects to get it. His body language and gestures show that he doesn’t understand or consider his wife. Another standout performance comes from Applegate’s foil in the play, Helen’s lover, played by senior Troy Pellom. Though his time onstage is short, Pellom offers the one note of hope in the play’s message, hinting that love and release from the machine are possible, if fleeting.

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Machinal, the dark University Theatre season opener, stars sophomore Maggie Choumbakos as the lead, Helen. Treadwell’s drama is full of sociopolitical commentary, so that even the unnamed side characters show the machinations of society, often directed at the stifling of women’s rights. Though Machinal was written in the 1920s, most of the issues are applicable in our world today. One scene in a speakeasy shows three couples discussing issues we still wrestle with today – a lover pressures his mistress to abort a baby she wants to keep; a man plies another man with alcohol to try to get him into bed; a husband hustles his mistress off to bed while casually tossing off comments about his wife and kids at home.

No facet of human experience seems untouched. Treadwell tackles religion, sexual politics, women’s roles, birth and death in the short, stark play. “Life has been hell to me,” Helen says, and Treadwell’s message might be that life can be hell and that the societal machine never fails. Don’t let this disturbing message keep you from seeing Machinal, showing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-6 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the MainStage Theatre. The story may be heavy, but it’s worth your time and consideration. Tickets are on sale at the University Box Office $5 for students and $12 for adults.

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