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Number of thefts on campus increases substantially By Cheryl Johnson | Contributing writer

It is not an uncommon sight to see students leave their backpacks or laptops on a table unattended. We all like to think that because we are attending this university we do not have to worry about our personal belongings being stolen; however, lately there has been a sharp increase in larceny over the past couple of months. It is a typical story: a student is working on a project and his friends walk by and invite him to lunch. He leaves the laptop unattended while they eat and when he comes back an hour or so later, his laptop is gone. “Students seem to have a false sense of security,” Police Chief Regina Lawson said. “Wake Forest is a public community. You wouldn’t leave your laptop or wallet sitting on a table at the mall.” While laptops and wallets are the hottest items being taken, bikes, book bags and credit cards are also becoming popular.

Students will leave their backpacks in chairs in the Pit to reserve tables while they grab some food and will come back and think nothing out of the ordinary has occurred. However, once they go through their wallets later on, they discover that credit cards are missing. In some more extreme cases, the student will not even know that a credit card is missing until unknown charges appear on a bill. “Students should check their credit cards at least once a day,” Lawson said. With the increase in larceny on the campus, many students wonder if there is any way to ensure that their personal property does not end up in unwanted hands. One way is to register all your small portable electronics. These items include iPods, cameras and phones. To register these items visit www. wfu.edu/police/form-op-id.html and list all of your personal electronic items in the form. When the items are registered, it is

easier to return them to their rightful owners, and if the item somehow ends up in a pawn shop, the police will be notified that “Item A” with “Serial Number A” is trying to be sold at the pawn shop. The police will then go and pick it up and return it to its owner. Many students have bikes on campus and, although we would like to think that it is difficult to steal something as noticeable as a bike, reports show that approximately four bikes have already been reported missing this semester. There are two ways to prevent your bike from getting stolen. 1) Register the bicycle with the Police Department and 2) chain the bicycle correctly. Orange warning stickers are being placed on bicycles that are incorrectly chained or locked. Also, locking dorm room doors while away or sleeping will help to lower the number of larceny incidents. “It all comes down to personal responsibility,” Lawson said. “Students should be on the lookout for suspicious activity and report it as soon as possible.”

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According to University Police, laptops and wallets are among the hottest items being stolen.

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Outside the Bubble... Father shoots entire family and then himself in L.A. A UCLA Fulbricht Scholar was shot and killed, along with his two brothers, mother and grandmother on Oct. 6 in the family’s suburban Los Angeles home. Karhik Rajaram cited mounting financial problems as the reasons for his actions in letters found in the home.

Hindu and Buddhist priests appoint new living goddess

By Samantha Cernuto | Staff writer JuicyCampus.com. What else is there to say? Nearly every American college student, along with a majority of the university’s campus, knows what it is and how it operates. Even those who had never heard of it now know due to the attention that it has received over the past week. An article on CNN.com last April says that JuicyCampus “allows and encourages posters to anonymously post uncensored gossip and rumors – the juicier the better – about others.” President Nathan O. Hatch’s e-mail criticizes it as a Web site that “has facilitated degrading and demeaning speech targeted at our community and others.” According to the site, JuicyCampus.com “was launched on Oct. 24, 2007 with the simple mission of enabling online anonymous free speech on college campuses.”

The creator of the Web site, Duke alumni Mat Ivester, who finally came out of hiding, says he sees the gossip on JuicyCampus as “pretty entertaining.” Despite harsh accusations and the national disapproval, JuicyCampus is only growing. A post dated Oct. 6 on the “Official JuicyCampus Blog” proudly boasts that in the past month, over 447 college campuses have joined the network bringing the count to around 500 colleges. “There is a huge demand for a site where students can discuss the topics that interest them most, in the manner they deem most appropriate,” Ivester said. “Despite all of the controversy, we’ve decided to keep JuicyCampus true to its roots, anonymous and uncensored. We’re very excited to be expanding to all of these new campuses.” At the university, JuicyCampus is an outlet for anonymous, slanderous gossip, which has now

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Football movie invites student participation By Lauren Dayton | Staff writer

University faculty and students are accustomed to the occasional TV camera on campus reporting for a local news station, but soon they will be seeing a whole new echelon of filming equipment. Film crews will be shooting footage for The 5th Quarter, a movie about the inspirational story of the 2006 university football team. The film, which was written, directed and produced by Rick Bieber (Crazy, Radio Flyer, Illusion), follows both the team and

the family of Jon Abbate as the football team rose from last place to ACC champions. During the season, Abbate’s younger brother, Luke Abbate, was the victim of tragic car accident. Days after the accident, and four days before his 16th birthday Luke died of brain damage. The tragedy brought the university football team together and completely changed the direction of its season. Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3, The Ring Two, Halloween: Resurrection) will play the role of Jon Abbate. His parents will be portrayed by Aidan

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Quinn (Desperately Seeking Susan, The Mission) and Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day, Short Cuts). Doug Ames is Bieber’s co-producer and Alan Cohen is the executive producer of the film. University students have the opportunity to get involved in the film’s production both on-camera and off-camera. The major roles have already been cast, but there are still openings for students as extras and stand-ins. Some extras having speaking

Three-year-old Matani Shakya has been selected as the new “kumari,” or living goddess, in Nepal. They believe she is an incarnation of the Hindu goddess Taleju. Shakya was selected after passing a number of tests and ceremonies including reading her horoscope, checking for physical imperfections and spending the night alone in a dark room with heads of ritually slaughtered animals. The girl is now confined to near isolation in an ancient temple until she is no longer divine (when she reaches sexual maturity) She will then be taken back to her parents’ home. She will only leave the temple for religious festivals.

Montana school must administer nearly 100 rabies shots About 90 elementary school students require rabies shots after a mother let children touch a dead bat after giving a presentation. The bat was later found to be infected with rabies. The cost is estimated to be over $150,000. The school now requires visitors to obtain visitors’ passes.

Alaska Supreme Court hears case about Palin probe In July, the Alaska Legislative Council commissioned an investigation into Sarah Palin’s firing of her public safety commissioner. Soon after Palin became John McCain’s running mate, five Republican lawmakers sued to block the probe. They have accused the Legislative Council of “trying to deliber an ‘October surprise’ that will affect the outcome of the national presidential election.” The case has come to the state Supremem Court after a judge in Anchorage dismissed the suit last week.

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New nanotechnology promises to speed cancer research Researchers at the university are using a new form of nanotechnology to help find cancerfighting drugs. A new research technique called the “Lab on Bead” process allows researchers to scan chemicals for cancer-fighting properties up to 10,000 times faster than was previously possible. The process uses tiny beads that are one one thousandth the width of a human hair. Each bead holds a different chemical, and the beads holding chemicals that show relevant properties can be identified later on.

Career Services having Graduate and Professional School Day The Office of Career Services is sponsoring Graduate and Professional School Day on Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Benson 401. Over 80 schools from across the country representing a variety of disciplines including law, naturopathic medicine, pharmacy, business, public policy, health and other graduate programs will be in attendance. For more information call the Office of Career Services at Ext. 5902.

Princeton grad to give lecture on housing and mortgage crisis On Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. in Carswell Hall in the Annenberg Forum, 111 John Duca will give a lecture titled “Making Sense of the Housing and Mortgage Crisis.” Duca, a graduate of both Yale and Princeton, is currently vice president and senior policy advisor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call ext. 5334.

Winston-Salem native signing copies of first novel at ZSR Denzil Strickland will be signing copies of his first book, Swimmers in the Sea, at the Z. Smith Reynolds library at 3 p.m. on Oct. 23. The story is about a young man who goes to pre-Katrina New Orleans to receive an inheritance from his estranged and dying father. Several of Strickland’s short stories have been published in literary journals, and one received a national Hackney Award. He currently owns and operates a graphic design firm called Garage Branding.

Nyanya Project hosting its own fundraiser on Oct. 10 The Nyanya Project will host a fundraising event from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the University of North Carolina’s School of the Arts in the Main Theatre of the ACE Cinema Complex. Donations will be accepted for admission. The event will feature a film documentary produced by UNCSA School of Filmmaking students, who accompanied university professor Mary Niepold to Tanzania this summer. Students who participated will also give personal accounts of the trip, and items made by the grandmothers will be available for purchase.

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roles but others do not. The job of an extra is to be a “background person.” An extra may be cast as a fan at a football game, a student on campus, a customer in a diner or pretty much any type of person you can imagine a movie needing. Stand-ins are people who have an uncanny resemblance to the actors portraying the primary characters. They are used prior to the actual filming to prepare things such as the lighting and camera angles. Both positions offer various levels of pay. The crew is also looking for student production assistants to help the process move smoothly. These people will help the director and producers, as well as the film crews, with anything that comes up during filming. Even if a student’s schedule does not coordinate with the filming schedule, he or she could still work in the production office.

For more information on getting involved, contact Brent Lindley at lindbb7@wfu.edu or send an e-mail to Altair Casting & Production Services, LLC at altaircaps@gmail.com. The filming will take place throughout October and November. Right now the crew is scheduled to be on and around campus and BB&T Field on Nov. 8, 13, 14, 15 and 16, but those dates are subject to change. Bieber decided to use the university campus, stadium, and the city of Winston-Salem to add authenticity to the film. “Areas in different cities would have sufficed for filming purposes, but this story is such an emotional part of the people here that it is just right to shoot it locally,” said Brent Lindley, a sophomore and the film’s extras and stand-ins coordinator. Some scenes will be shot outside of Winston-Salem because those other places are where certain events occurred (UNC-Chapel Hill’s stadium, for instance). The film’s theatrical release date is still undetermined.

After overhauling the meal plan system a few weeks ago, ARAMARK announced the changes that will be made for student who had the All-in-One plan on Oct. 2. This upgrade is an effort by ARAMARK and Student Government to make up for the fact that the new dining system makes the former All-inOne plan void. Students who purchased this plan now have the Unlimited plan, which

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LEAD develops students into leaders By Natalie Ranck | Staff writer

LEAD stands for Leadership, Excellence, Application and Development and is a student organization that consists of a 10-week co-curricular learning program for 70 selected freshmen and sophomore students along with 20 upperclass mentors each spring semester. The goal is that the participants will become more effective and engaged leaders on campus. Potential participants most importantly show leadership potential, a desire to learn, the motivation to see a project through and the ability to work well in a team. Designed to teach leadership principles, the program includes a kick-off, retreat, weekly leadership labs, small group projects, mentoring and a banquet. During the 10-week period, participants are broken down into small teams of five or six and led by two LEAD alumni, or mentors. Through the weekly leadership labs, the participants learn about leadership philosophies, talk out leadership dilemmas and engage in activities or scenarios that depict real-life problems. By the end of the program, each team develops and executes a proposal related to improving the university and Winston-Salem. LEAD is made possible by members of the Steering Committee, which is made up of four seniors and one graduate student each year, one of which is senior Annie Sykes. “Our job is unique in that we take part in both the behind the scenes planning of the program and in leading the retreat and leadership labs with the help of our advisers, Mike Ford and Brighid Jensen,” Sykes said. Other members of the Steering Committee

include seniors Meagan Calhoun, Steve Smith, Matt Six and graduate student Tiffany Waddell. Their responsibilities also include recruiting, training and overseeing the 20 upperclassmen LEAD mentors who lead the small groups and meeting weekly to determine how to make the current LEAD program the best yet. “This includes picking a theme, scheduling program dates, designing T-shirts, fliers and posters, making presentations about LEAD and, most importantly, getting the word out about LEAD so we can attract the most promising members of the freshman and sophomore class,” Sykes said. The faculty advisors also play an integral role in making LEAD the best it can be each year. “Brighid Jensen and I serve as the advisors to LEAD,” she said. “We work closely with the student LEAD Directors on the LEAD Steering Committee to design, deliver and evaluate the LEAD program,” Director of Student Development and Faculty Advisor to LEAD Mike Ford said. Once the spring semester begins and the participants are determined, the Steering Committee will take a more visible role in helping the weekly labs run smoothly and in acting as a resource to participants and mentors for questions

about their proposals. LEAD makes an impact not only to the individuals participating, but also the university at large. “LEAD proposals are the root of so many of the things that make Wake Forest unique,” Sykes said. “A few examples of LEAD projects that have improved the campus are the RIDE shuttle, the new Deacon Express that takes students to and from athletic events, the Skip Prosser memorial basketball tournament, the development of Shorty’s and the Wake semester abroad in Washington D.C. “To me, the most important effect of LEAD is that it shows students that the future of our campus can be in their hands. It’s such a wonderful way for proactive students to connect with other student leaders and campus officials to get things done,” Sykes said. “As you see from the things LEAD has started, the program is a kind of launching pad for student initiatives on improving campus life. And LEAD proposals are certainly not limited to life at Wake Forest; they can also serve to benefit the community.” “LEAD is one of the most fun and fulfilling things I do at Wake Forest,” Ford said. “Each year I experience the energy and excitement of working with a new and talented group of student leaders on their personal development and their hopes, dreams and aspirations for the university.” Sykes agrees. “I’ve been lucky enough to know the program from all sides of involvement,” she said. “This perspective has confirmed what I suspected all along: LEAD is one of the most influential, fun and fulfilling programs on campus. I would definitely encourage anyone interested in making a change on campus to apply.” The application will be available online on the Student Development Web site by the end of the week and applications will be due Oct. 13 for mentors and Nov. 3 for first-time participants.

POLICE BEAT • University Police responded to 63 calls from Sept. 29-Oct. 5, including nine incidents and investigations and 54 service calls. The following is a summary of the incidents and investigations.

Drug and Alcohol Violations

• University Police responded Oct. 3 to a call about an unresponsive student at Poteat Residence Hall and determined that she had consumed alcohol and was underage. She was taken to the Student Health Service for treatment. Information about the incident was

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

Thefts

• A wallet and contents valued at $250 were reported stolen from an unattended purse in Reynolda Hall between noon and 3 p.m. Oct. 1. Several purchases were made in Winston-Salem before the credit cards could be canceled. •Greeting cards containing currency were reported stolen Oct. 3 from a student’s campus post office box. A key issued to the previous user had not been turned in.

• An unsecured bicycle valued at $50 was reported stolen from the porch at Bostwick Residence Hall between Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.

Property Damage

• A window in Carswell Hall was broken Oct. 1 when an unknown person threw a magnolia cone through it.

Miscellaneous

• Several anonymous vulgar and harassing electronic messages were sent Oct. 1 to a student at Davis Residence Hall.


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Documentary and panel Juicy: Hatch reprimands site teaches students about Islam without the students knowing. However, we didn’t believe that it was the appropriate response.” So why is it being brought to aroused the attention of the the forefront now? administration. “After hearing from numerous “I think it is a silly Web site that people use to say things that aggrieved victims, we realized they would not necessarily say how harmful it truly is,” Zick under normal circumstances,” said. “False accusations that were Student Government President made have had many psychologiJermyn Davis said. Juicy Campus came to the cal and physiological effects on university early spring semester our students. It is now imperaof this past year. The “Official tive for us to state our views in Juicy Campus Blog” celebrated light of the harm done to specific students.” this on Feb. 7. He also warns, “Students need It quickly grew popular around campus, spiking even more hits to be careful because the Internet is an archival database and if this semester. However, it was more under- students making the comments ground. Now, since Hatch’s are found out, it is liable and can e-mail, the reality of Juicy be charged. C y b e r Campus’ stalking is a impact on the crime and student body “False accusations that were there have is much more made have had many psychobeen cases evident. The admin- logical and physiological effects. of that here at Wake that istration origon our students” we are aware inally did not Kenneth Zick of.” make a public Vice President of Student Life The infaaddress mous e-mail because they coincides hoped the interest of the student body with Zick’s statements and points out specific things on the Web would wane. After seeing it steadily increase site that the administration disand more students harmed by agrees with. It talks about explicit message hateful comments, they decided topics, the unnecessary profanto step in. Vice President of Student Life ity and unprincipled comments Kenneth Zick, who signed the about students, faculty and e-mail along with Hatch, said, administrators. Unfortunately, this is all true. “We had a number of complaints last spring and student groups Recently, the most viewed and who wanted the administration commented message topics to internally block the Web site about this university included,

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By Wasif Huda | Staff writer

The university Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) had its first public event Oct. 7 in DeTamble Auditorium. There was a showing of a renowned documentary titled Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet followed by a student-led panel discussion, consisting of five members from the MSA. “The documentary tells the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years and continues to shape the lives of more than 1.2 billion people,” Mustafa Abdullah, junior and president of MSA, said. “The film takes viewers not only to ancient Middle Eastern sites where Muhammad’s story unfolds, but into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America’s estimated seven million Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow Muhammad’s example.” The MSA was established at the university last year by its original eight members. There are currently around 20 members, including both Muslims and non-Muslims. The presence of this organization is still relatively new and is continuing to establish itself on campus. “This is our first event and one of its primary purposes is to pitch who we are and what we do for other students,” Abdullah said. “In doing that, we will fulfill our goals of serving as a safe haven for all Muslims and non-Muslims in the WFU community as well as foster a spiritual and academic environment of all Wake students.” Despite the organization’s new footing at the university, it is tackling some controversial hurdles. This event is an attempt do just that, and the students who attended it felt that it provided a fresh view. “I felt these kind of dialogues are important in breaking the barrier between two worlds,” senior Kristen Gentry said. “Since 9/11, Islam has been stigmatized continuously in the media,

but dialogues like these help shatter those negative stereotypes.” “I feel the ultimate message I took away form this event was that ‘it’s all about humanity’. People follow different religions, but they follow them for the same cause: the betterment for humanity,” sophomore Zareen Vadva said. A few students who attended the event felt they understood the important intellectual gain from this event, however, they also felt there was one important thing lacking. “The dialogue was helpful and important, but I feel the event; wasn’t publicized enough to attract students beyond those who took Arabic classes,” sophomore Brittany Coloquitt said. “I felt the event did a good job at tacking the negative stereotype Americans have of Muslims.” The members of MSA feel the event was a step in the right direction. “This was a good event kick off for the year. It provided a good elementary foundation for non-Muslims,” Darlene May, professor of Arabic, said. Based on confirmation from the numerous members of the MSA, students can be sure to see more events from this new and daring organization. “We are a group that is seeking to break the typical stigma of being a Muslim in the 21st century,” Abudllah said. “We want to promote an authentic understanding of a religion that is sorely misunderstood. “It is only possible when a community comes together to dialogue on important and critical issues of our day, especially pertaining to Islam, can all of our concerns be addressed and that all problems can be properly identified. “This event will demonstrate how the WFU MSA wants to actively participate and lead in addressing everything from the most basic Islamic beliefs to the most important contemporary Islamic questions and problems,” Abdullah added.

but were not limited to: “Who is the sluttiest girl at Wake?,” “Biggest creeper,” “Gays” and multiple messages about different Greek organizations. Some of these messages have received over 5000 views. “This is a community matter. When students access the site, they are providing income for the site to continue,” Zick said. “In this academic community, we pride authorship, and it is cowardly for students to make remarks anonymously.” Around campus, a lot of students chose not to comment on the Web site or on Hatch’s recent e-mail. However, out of the few students who did remark on the topic, a variety of things were said. Some had negative opinions of the Web site because they believe it is detrimental to the university’s student body. Others said that no one takes it seriously and they found it hilarious to put up false comments about themselves or their own fraternities/sororities to keep the university interesting. Some students had never even taken the time to look at the Web site until they received Hatch’s e-mail. “I would hope that it doesn’t affect the reputation of Wake,” Davis said. “I would hope that prospective students and other outsiders know that the things said on the Web site are not factual. Also, I hope students take this e-mail seriously and don’t view it as publicity for the Web site.”

Professor ensures future competitiveness for accounting By R. Hunter Bratton | Contributing writer

In the ever-changing market of accounting, new adjustments to business school curriculum will ensure Calloway students remain competitive, experts say. A recent survey conducted by the American Accounting Association and KPMG LLP quantified the proactive steps of the university in making students aware of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The survey found that only 22 percent of evaluated collegiate professors incorporated IFRS into their curricula in any significant manner within the last year. Sixty-two percent of surveyed professors stated that noteworthy steps had not been taken by their institution to incorporate IFRS curriculum into their instruction plans. Two years ago, the Hylton Lecture speaker for the Calloway School of Business and Accounting was Sir David Tweedie, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board. This year Robert Herz, current chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, will be the annual Hylton speaker. Yvonne Hinson, associate professor in the Calloway School, says the university is blazing a trail for other national business schools with regard to curriculum. “Many (universities) are either waiting to see how others integrate and then utilize their knowledge or they are creating a separate stand-alone IFRS course,” Hinson said. Calloway School is not waiting for others to take the initiative, but it has “decided to go ahead and integrate throughout courses to make final integration easier when IFRS is required.” The KPMG LLP-AAA survey found that 30 percent of collegiate professors

thought that the first graduating class of business schools to have adequate IFRS knowledge would be the class of 2011. Twenty-four percent thought that it would take an additional year for students to have substantial knowledge of IFRS and only 5 percent professors believed that the class of 2009 will have substantial knowledge of IFRS. IFRS, sanctioned by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), are standards that are either required or permitted by more than 100 countries worldwide. Such standards are principles supplemented to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the currently acknowledged accounting standard for the United States. The GAAP is instilled by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Calloway faculty plan on using both GAAP and IFRS, allowing for business students to fully understand the similarities and differences that are provide by both systems. “The inclusion of IFRS in our curriculum is much more than integrating IFRS into courses,” Hinson said. “An understanding of the economics behind transactions and the effects of transactions on capital markets is becoming increasingly important. “In the forthcoming school year, both graduate and undergraduate university students will see IFRS in many courses, and by the 2009-2010 academic year students will see IFRS in all relevant accounting courses. “The impact of international standards does not affect accounting students only. All business students will be exposed to IFRS in our introductory accounting course beginning fall 2009.” Level continued “The guiding principles used to prepare statements

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Yvonne Hinson, an associate professor in the Calloway School, is part of the school’s effort to implement the new International Financial Reporting Standards. will need to be understood by all studying business at some level.” Students are the future professionals and business leaders of tomorrow and should be exposed to important issues

such as IFRS to help prepare them for the workplace.” Robert Herz is the current chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

All of the university community is invited to come and hear Herz discuss the convergences of IFRS and GAAP and the SEC timeline. He is scheduled to speak on Friday, April 17.

Athletes required to take SAT for NCAA regulations By Kim Paschall | Contributing writer

Due to NCAA regulations for Division I schools, athletic recruits for the university will not be able to opt out of taking the SAT or ACT this year like the rest of the school’s applicant pool. “The university’s decision to make standardized test scores optional for admissions purposes will not impact the NCAA requirement for initial eligibility,” said Todd Hairston, the university’s assistant athletic director for compliance, in a statement. All incoming student-athletes will still have to report an SAT or ACT score to the NCAA Eligibility Center. The NCAA only looks at the critical reading and math sections of the SAT but not the new writing section. All four sections of the ACT are reviewed. Eligibility is based on a sliding scale of GPA, requiring SAT scores between 400 and 1010 or

ACT scores between 37 and 86. The university does not accept student-athletes along the entire length of the sliding scale that the NCAA accepts for eligibility. The university can choose not to accept students for academic reasons even if the NCAA deems them eligible by their test scores. “It’s a real clear message by the admissions office that we want students that will academically meet the requirements of the university,” said Jane Caldwell, associate director for Student Athlete Academic Counseling at the university. Some other schools, like Duke, also do not accept the entire sliding scale of scores. Many other universities do accept the whole sliding scale.

In May 2008, the university became the first top 30 school to eliminate the SAT or ACT as a requirement for application. “I don’t think they would penalize a student because they are required to submit scores,” Caldwell said. But with all the new changes, this year’s admissions process is still uncertain. “It will require constant communications between (athletics and admissions) to make sure things run smoothly.” The discrepancy raises questions about the “goals of greater education quality and opportunity” that the test optional policy will render, said President Nathan O. Hatch in a June 2008 article in the Washington Post.

It also highlights the conflict between the university’s academic goals and desire for athletic achievement. “Some universities focus on eligibility; we are focused on graduation requirements,” Caldwell said. “We are more concerned that (student-athletes) end up with a degree when they leave Wake Forest. The graduation rate of student athletes at Wake Forest is one of the highest in the country. “Every once in a while we see a student-athlete who has a great GPA but not a great SAT. They may now want to choose to do the interview process instead, if they are a walk on,” Caldwell said. But any student-athlete will have to send scores to the NCAA Clearinghouse if they want to participate. “I don’t sense any trend in the NCAA to get rid of SAT requirements,” Caldwell said.


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he recently publicized report of an increase in the number of thefts on campus deeply disturbs us. This, coupled with the ugliness that Juicy Campus has come to embody (as recently decried by President Hatch), makes us fear that our university’s close-knit, big-family, smallschool feel is tearing at the seams. Our safe bubble is hurting. Although nobody can be completely sure as to exactly who is causing this surge in stealing — obviously because not all the criminals have been caught and exposed — we hate having to admit that we believe students may be primarily behind it. Why would students at this university decide to purposefully take things from their fellow students? It is hard to believe that this is a question that we’re actually having to ponder. It’s sad and sickening, in fact. Especially when we consider that so many students at our university are from well-to-do backgrounds. Okay, there’s a fact to think about right there. The truth of the matter is, lots of students here have nice things. One need not walk further than the quad to notice Lacoste shirts, iPhones and ThinkPads on display everywhere. It doesn’t make sense, however, that students of similar status would want to steal things that they already possess or could easily get. This makes us think that there’s something deeper behind the problem, something darker, more disturbing. That is to say that envy cannot be the only cause and although coveting is not excusable, it’s something to be predicted. Perhaps there is a new contingency among the perpetrators that it’s a thrill

to steal, and it doesn’t matter or it’s not a problem as long as they do not get caught. We simply don’t know why this phenomenon is happening. But what about Pro Humanitate? You know, that motto that underpins all of what our university does? That’s the one that says that we should be for humanity and do things to help other human beings. What about the Golden Rule? The concept behind lots of religions, many of which are represented at our school, that asks to do to others as you’d like others to do to you. To the students who are stealing, if it is in fact students, we say “come clean.” Consider the effects your actions are having on your fellow students, your fellow human beings. This goes for whoever the thieves are, actually — for any crime, for that matter. To everybody else on campus, we say, “be careful, be smart.” It’s a sad day when we have to tell people to watch their things, but the campus is not as safe as it once was. Finally, to the administration, we ask for a response. Although we do not want our school to become a police state equipped with cameras on every corner, something still should be done to help ensure the safety of students and their property. We hope that University Police will continue to be a strong force for good in their response to this phenomenon. Davidson College could work as a good model for policy. Their honor code is so strictly upheld that we’ve noticed their students do not fear thefts at all. Although we’re glad we still don’t have the crime problems that some larger universities do, we don’t want to.

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I don’t know who to thank individually, so please accept my deep thanks and appreciation collectively for the editorial, “We appreciate ZSR’s innovations” (Oct. 2). Sometimes, you work as hard as you can, hoping you are doing the right thing, but never quite knowing if the people you are doing it for even notice, much less appreciate, your efforts. Your editorial means a great deal to every member of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library staff. To a person, we love Wake Forest, we love our students and faculty, and our mission is to ensure your success. You made my day. Lynn Sutton Director of the ZSR Library

College Republicans’ article makes bogus assertion The article “Democrats’ tax plan will hurt the economy,” (Oct. 2) by Maggie Van Norden makes many interesting claims. She asserted that Barack Obama’s tax plan will hurt the economy, while ignoring the fact that John McCain would keep intact a majority of the same economic policies as the current president. It was President Bush’s time in office that allowed for the current economic meltdown to occur in the first place. That view was surprising, but not the most objectionable one. When discussing an aspect of Obama’s tax plan, she appears to have unearthedthe unsupported, downright odd claim that Obama’s tax policy hinges on patriotism — the article casually states that it is reminiscent “of what happened in the 1930s that later became Nazi Germany.” What?? The sentence itself makes no sense, but, more importantly, it displays a really ignorant trend that is far too common in political discourse: the off-the-cuff Nazi comparison. Just because you disagree with a candidate’s political viewpoint, it does not mean that the candidate espousing said viewpoint is a Hitler-in-waiting. Please be more tasteful and less extreme in your selection of historical analogy, for there is an undoubtedly a better one to be made. Perhaps a tax increase would accompany an Obama presidency, perhaps not.

We will not know this unless Obama takes office. One thing is for certain though, it takes an immensely broad mental leap to connect an American candidate’s proposed tax policy to the rise of a genocidal, totalitarian political party, one any discerning citizen would not be willing to take. Austin Lastowka Sophomore

Decision on SG elections disqualification is upheld I write with respect to the decision of the Student Life Committee on April 23, 2008, in the matter of Sarah Jane Walker’s election disqualification from last year’s election for Student Government president. The Student Life Committee received a petition from Walker to hear a complaint against the Wake Forest Student Government Elections Committee. Of particular concern was the characterization of Walker as having committed multiple campaign violations. On April 21, the Student Life Committee held a hearing with Walker and representatives of the Elections Committee. Based on a single technical violation of the campaign regulations, the Student Life Committee upholds the decision of the Elections Committee to disqualify Walker. However, we also note violations by the Elections Committee of its own guidelines. Walker should have been informed of the evidence of each campaign violation considered by the Elections Committee and given the opportunity to defend her actions before any decisions about disqualification were made and announced. We ask Student Government to carefully reexamine its election rules and procedures, with particular attention to reducing ambiguity about the process for disqualifying a candidate. We suggest that a procedure for amending the campaign regulations be established, and that to avoid the appearance of impropriety, no rule changes should be allowed during the election period. J.K. Curry Chair, Student Life Committee (2007-2008)

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Juicy Campus is degrading to all Obama Betsy Hinchey

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hank you, President Hatch. It is about time that JuicyCampus.com is pointed out as a haven for hatred. The worst part is that the Web site didn’t have to be that way. We made it that way. The students that posted rumors, racist remarks and ignorant jokes turned Juicy Campus into a disgusting site. Hatch’s e-mail to the student body and staff was a plea for maturity and respect. Why were Wake Forest students — students who are obviously intelligent and should have a care for the common good — writing degrading comments? I guess anonymity can make people do crazy things. When I first saw Juicy Campus, I was shocked. I couldn’t believe I decided to go to a school with such foul people. The most popular discussions were those about “gays” and “fa****s.” Other popular posts called girls sluts and boys creepers. They targeted certain people with first and last names. One discussion questioned why black people were even at Wake. Seriously, who puts these up? I can only hope they are under the influence of

something when they do so. Some of you may things for attention. Most little kids are like this. argue for freedom of speech. Juicy Campus is When my friends and I laughed at her tactics, my only the exercise of this freedom, something every mom would say, “Don’t laugh. Don’t encourage student has the right to do and something that her.” the president of the school does not need to get Our feedback and attention kept her going with involved in. You’re right, Hatch does a smile on her face. not need to get involved, but I’m glad So, fellow disgusted students, he did. let’s not encourage the ignorant, There’s a line. Any of you who think The students that disrespectful people posting on posted rumors, racist what is written on that Web site is Juicy Campus. okay is heartless. The next victim Hatch asked them to stop. remarks and ignorant could be you. He wants to improve our jokes turned Juicy Hatch wrote, “We encourage our community. Campus into a disgustcommunity to reflect upon the Let’s help him. Let’s stop reading very real negative psychological and Juicy Campus. ing site. physiological impact that this site has I know the discussions can had on members of our community.” be entertaining, can help us to He has to be nice. I say, “Stop being procrastinate a little bit longer, but as*****s.” I also know the posts aren’t true. Why should we I’m sure most of the university population does read false, negative comments about our peers if it not write on Juicy Campus. only helps harvest more? Those ideas are diseases. Most of us are better than that, but I know that They may not be contagious, but I sure as hell there are not many students that haven’t seen the am not going to risk it. site. Let them bubble and simmer alone. I don’t want to be part of it, even if my part is passive. Do We all know the popular discussions. We laugh you? about some. We are disgusted by others but we continue to read them. When my sister was younger, she would do inappropriate or obnoxious Betsy Hinchey is a freshman from Wellesley, Mass.

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America needs to lower the drinking age Andy Holt

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n skimming through some issues of the Old Gold & Black in my first month at the university, I couldn’t help but feel like a spectator to a bias-trading political tennis match. As fascinated as I am with Sarah Palin, she’s just not worth the whiplash. So — brace yourselves — I’ve decided to address an issue that relates to students. The debate on legal drinking age is heating up. And, as is fitting for any issue of such national attention, so is the absurdity. The common argument states that if I am old enough to drive, vote and die for my country, I am old enough to purchase alcohol. That commonsense argument is obviously meant to show that our country has recognized the maturity of 18-year-olds in other areas and that its exclusion of alcohol is illogical. Of course, some American politicians, in their infinite wisdom, have missed that connection. Some representatives have, and this is not a joke, taken the argument to mean that they should support legislation to make drinking legal only for troops over the age of 18. Apparently, until you are 21, only military combat can prepare you to

handle the awesome power contained opponents of this initiative. They in a Budweiser can. have pointed to statistics saying that And allowing members of a drunk-driving deaths would increase government defense organization with a new drinking age. It’s logical. to follow different laws … isn’t More can drink, therefore more will democracy great? drink and drive. Nobody will argue Presidents of over 130 colleges and with MADD on their stance against universities have recently signed the drunk driving. “Mothers For Drunk Amethyst Initiative, which supports Driving” just never had a ring to open debate on the it. But, a lower age drinking age issue. will not make drunk The debate on legal As we all know, driving any less illegal. the oddly-placed The problem of drunk drinking age is heatdrinking age is driving is unsolved ing up. And, as is fitting displayed very clearly as it is, no matter the for any issue of such on college campuses. drinking age. I believe The relatively better drunk driving national attention, so is homogenous age laws and education are the absurdity. group of the “college the way to fix it, not student” has a sharp limiting who can drink. split between those Required drunk driving who can drink and those who can’t. education and extra-strict laws for 18 I don’t see any corresponding split year olds could prove a decent middle in maturity. The responsibilities all ground. college students handle day to day This all only adds to the more than shows an ability to handle mystification of alcohol, which is an alcoholic beverage. a sad result of our country’s high Wake Forest’s name is not on the drinking age. Amethyst Initiative. After freshman Personally, I am most swayed by the orientation, I’m not surprised. Check drinking ages of Europe, all of which how the 2006 change in Judicial are 18 or lower. Having been to Italy, Administration corresponds to a Ireland and Spain, massive jump in reported violations, I can tell you that the passed-out it’ll make you even less surprised. bodies on those countries’ sidewalks The organization MADD — are mostly from the moral high Mothers Against Drunk Driving ground of America. I recall thinking — has become one of the strongest how much better off my vomiting,

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crying American friend was than the calm Italian teenager sipping Peroni and watching the World Cup. What an outrage. Thank goodness for MADD, protecting America’s dignity. Admittedly, an abrupt change to the drinking age would cause a reaction similar to that of my American friends in Europe. That mysterious liquid would be set free, and a lot of heavy, irresponsible drinking would result. It makes sense after we have all been raised in a country where it has been elevated to a satanic vice. Changing that view along with lowering the age would be part of the solution to an even greater problem than underage drinking. It would take a transitional period, possibly with mandatory alcohol education and certain restrictions, but hopefully we can lower our culture’s view of alcohol to a more accurate one: a beverage with a relaxing and enjoyable effect, when taken in moderation. When described in that simple way, with no moral additions or provocative bias, isn’t alcohol something anyone on our campus could handle? Is the right to drink worth going to war for? I think not.

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ithin the first five minutes of the vice presidential debate, I was disappointed; Palin missed the perfect opportunity to smash Obama, Biden and the rest of the Democrats on the subprime mortgage crisis. The Democratic duo likes to blame McCain and Bush for the current state of the economy, focusing on the deregulation of Wall Street the Republicans have historically preferred. In doing this the Democrats ignore the root cause of the current credit crunch: the quasipublic mortgage agencies, Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The greed inherent in Wall Street is not the issue, without it this country wouldn’t be half of what it is today. No, the problem is that the federal government stepped in, creating federally-backed corporations that were willing to buy pretty much any mortgage, no matter the risk involved. This move encouraged banks to issue mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them, simply because they knew that the government would let them cut and run. McCain recognized the risk of this government intervention in the free market and fought for the stricter regulation of Fannie and Freddie. But the Democrats wouldn’t allow it, tightening the reins would mean fewer lower income families purchasing homes they could not afford in the first place, alienating the traditional Democratic voter base. Unfortunately, the Democrats won this debate and the end result has been devastating for all Americans — low income, high income and those in between alike. Obama and Biden like to talk about McCain being in the pocket of big oil. Well, Obama is in the pocket of Fannie and Freddie. He has received over $100,000 in campaign contributions from employees of the pair, becoming in only three years third on the list of those who have received the most contributions from them in the past 20 years. If we’re going to play this game, ask yourself who is really screwing America now? Biden also seems to have fairness confused with the opposite concept, favoritism. Taxing the “wealthy” even more drastically than they were previously is not fair; it is showing bias towards the economic class with the highest voter turnout. Despite my pessimistic ranting a couple weeks ago, it’s pretty much undeniable that a tax increase on those who invest in companies that provide jobs is an idiotic idea in this time of economic downturn. I do think a progressive tax structure should be in place, but there is a point where that top bracket will be too high. Under Obama I am certain we will reach it. Already successful Americans in states with income taxes pay close to 50 percent. One has to wonder how long these business leaders, these investors, these doctors, these lawyers, these small business owners and these community leaders will put up with it before they move to a country that won’t seize half of their income in order to give it to people who were not willing to put in the effort or the sacrifice to achieve financial security on their own. Let’s also realize that the “tax cuts for big oil” that McCain supports are actually available to all manufacturing corporations. For those of you who have forgotten what you learned in intro econ, tax cuts to producers are largely passed on to consumers. This common sense take on economics also makes McCain’s plan for a reduced corporate income tax look pretty wise, especially in comparison to Obama’s plan, which would send corporations to other countries en masse. Finally, windfall oil taxes sound like a noble idea, until you realize that there aren’t many oil executives cramming that $600 billion into their pockets. No, that money stays with the corporation, being invested in the expansion of production ability, the exploration of new sources and the development of alternative energy. What isn’t used in hopes of solving our energy problem is passed on to investors, allowing them to reinvest in other companies and thus provide a bright spot in the portfolios of the thousands of middle-class Americans. Obama should, instead of using terminology designed to rile up Americans, call this what it is: the law of supply and demand at work.

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Palin is not the solution to Republicans’ woes Miranda Kelly

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will start off by fully acknowledging that I have little love for Sarah Palin – however, I also have little love for allowing others to be hoodwinked by politicians, regardless of their political stripe. To allege that Sarah Palin is somehow a good choice for vice president based on her supposed “fiscal” conservatism is to be played for a fool (“Give Palin a break: she’s different, not evil” Sept. 18).To allege that Sarah Palin is “competent” is to further this fact — but, after all, she can see Russia from her house, so surely that counts for some experience. Might I remind you that Alaskan taxpayers pay the highest taxes per person in this country? Of the

infamous Bridge to Nowhere (which, as anyone with ears can tell you, Palin was for before being against)? And that, as mayor of Wasilla, she spent over half the annual budget on the construction of a hockey rink? Palin might like to talk the talk, but she certainly does not walk the walk, and anyone who expects her to is going to be sorely disappointed. If you were hoping for a Mitt Romney vice-presidential nod, your heart should shatter into a million pieces. Palin is the anti-Romney, even when one looks at Romney’s serious tilts to the right in his social views (a sad, desperate grabbing for a group that could never love him). I am no fan of Romney, having seen what he did to my dear commonwealth, but Romney never denied the students

of Massachusetts the right to ageappropriate sex education. The media was unfair to criticize Palin over her parenting mishaps, but one cannot ignore the fact that Palin also allowed her daughter to become a poster child for the campaign and that her policies will breed (no pun intended) more like her by leaving sex education up to television and the mass media. May I also remind you that Palin has merely been the governor of a state with a total population less than that of Memphis, and for only two years at that? I am far from a fan of Barack Obama, but even he has more experience than Palin does. The fact that cronyism ran rampant, and continues to do so, in the Palin governorship does little to assure me – in the distance I can see the possibility of another four years of the same

failed policies of the previous eight, The party hews close to the far and we can clearly see where those right now, eschewing the sort of fiscal have led us. responsibility they formerly espoused. The article is right, In his thirst for the though, on one point presidency, McCain — we don’t want a has abandoned his To allege that Sarah Palin strong woman capable core supporters and is somehow a good choice of bringing change. the issues he formerly for vice president based on held dear. Look no further than Hillary Clinton, Palin is not your her supposed “fiscal” conwho was fully shining hope — she servatism is to be played demonized in the will not trim down a fool. media. the federal budget any But this is exactly more than she would why we can stomach donate money to Palin — she can stand there and look Planned Parenthood. pretty, she can posture and be our In your quest for November very own Barbie, but she is ultimately perfection, don’t just settle — we all empty-headed. The Palin pick is deserve better than that. John McCain’s way of telling fiscally conservative Republicans that they no Miranda Kelly is a junior psychology longer matter. major from Quincy, Mass.

Straight-ticket voting reduces individual responsibility

Voters should form their opinions independent of the mass media’s persuasion Jameal Addison Guest columnist

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s the 2008 presidential election draws closer every day, I’ve found it increasingly disturbing to watch news commentary shows and debates about the platforms of the presidential candidates and the incumbent himself, George W. Bush. It seems that the more that I watch networks like FOX and CNN, the less I hear about real issues concerning everyday American people. As an educated populace, instead of willingly being subjected to more playground arguments of “who’s cooler and why the other is not” we should demand content-rich newscasts and stories that matter. College students (and young Americans), as the swing voters of this historical election, need to break free from the influences of biased propaganda because it encourages straight-ticket voting. The bottom line is that if you only hear personal stories about a candidate, you’re going

to be more likely to relate to that candidate my capacity to reason can be reduced to one personally and you’ll be less likely to inquire ideology or one party. about their motives and political associations. Just as we have different opinions about And, quite frankly, this election is not about different subjects, we should develop a political congeniality or feeling warm inside when you ideology that is independent of party platforms vote. and biases. The outcome of this election Additionally, let us not be hinges on Americans identifying hesitant to critique those parties College students (and with the candidate who best and candidates for which we recognizes the problems that vote. Hold the very people young Americans), as the America and Americans face and that you have placed in office swing voters of this histori- responsible for their actions. who understands his or her role in helping to fix those problems. cal election, need to break Show them, through split-ticket Even further, the mentality voting, that results and action free from the influences that many times accompanies (not family history or popularity of biased propaganda straight-ticket voting encourages among peers) will guarantee your because it encourages citizens to not only vote for, vote. but to readily support whoever I would argue that being a straight-ticket voting. fits underneath the umbrella of critical thinker throughout every ideals of the political party of aspect of the democratic process their preference. will allow citizens to realize We should understand as respective citizens that voting is not about wholly supporting a of our own towns, cities and states that the candidate despite his apparent platform or policy fundamental issues that guide platforms and flaws but rather using a simple opportunity-cost reform on a national scale need to be — and in structure to determine the best alternative or reality are — very different than those on a local person for the current job at hand. level. The democratic theory should not be left to be We should all think about the choices that practiced in theory. we make and the parties that we support. I’ve We need to be more aware of the decisions always believed that neither my personality nor that we make and the reasons behind those

decisions. I suppose the fundamental problem that we face as American voters is that being responsible takes time. But, let’s face it; anything worth doing right is going to take time. Let’s not submit to the idea that we’ve become a generation that can only absorb news and information in 30-second sound bytes. Perhaps we voters have become so engrossed in world-weariness that the media bears the responsibility of enriching our lives with sensationalized and often untrue accounts of the very events that we should be seeking to independently inform ourselves. Instead of taking time to find out the truth about current events, some of us have managed to convince ourselves that the stories we hear on sly FOX News networks are driven by nonpartisan funds and resources. The bottom line is that it takes a lot of time to make sound, moral decisions. It takes more time than flipping through channels and more time than watching an hour and a half debate. However, if we put in the right amount time, I am certain that it will be well worth our investment. Jameal Addison is a senior sociology major from Sumter, S.C.

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A congratulations and a thank you is in order from all Wake Forest students and fans. You are running one of the most successful all-around athletic programs in the country while being the third smallest Division I school (among those who play football) and one of the top academic institutions in the country. Incredible. Since being hired in 1992, you have put Wake Forest on the national stage and on top of the ACC. Finally, you received the credit you deserve for building this athletic program when on May 29 you were named College Athletic Director of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal. You have not only succeeded in overcoming the academic barriers that traditionally stand in the way of an athletic program, but you have embraced Wake Forest’s high standards in an effort to enhance the overall development of the student-athlete. There is an incredibly small pool of athletes that academically can be admitted to Wake Forest. Somehow, despite having to compete with schools like Stanford, Notre Dame and Duke among others, you have managed to convince players this is where they should spend the next four years of their life. The gifted student-athletes that enter this university are made into a team by some of the best coaches in the country. To your credit you have hired quality human beings and coaches and stuck with them, through wins and losses to create an incredible sense of family. These gifted athletes, taught by these talented coaches, grow in the family atmosphere you have created. Sitting down and talking with various coaches, it is incredible to hear how they support one another. It is even more incredible to listen to what they have to say about you. Your coaches wouldn’t work for anyone else. See, Jim Grobe, one of the most talented football coaches in the country who you managed to convince late one spring night to stay at Wake Forest to continue what you and he have built together. You are praised for your professionalism and dedication to all sports and every individual student athlete. When the family was faced with adversity, you lead them through. You provided this

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CROSS COUNTRY: 10/17 Penn State Invite 11/1 ACC Championships 11/15 NCAA Regionals

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By Martin Rickman | Staff writer It is no secret that the Demon Deacons have had their struggles running the football this year. What is lost in all the talk about the offensive line has been the striking success of the Wake Forest receiving corps. Replacing Kenny Moore was no easy task — Moore set an ACC record with 98 receptions last year, had 44 carries and even took snaps under center — but this year’s group of Deacon receivers is easily the most talented in Head Coach Jim Grobe’s tenure. “I think this year more than ever we have more playmakers on the receiving core, and coaches are starting to realize that we have a lot of guys that can play,” fifth-year senior wide receiver DJ Boldin said.

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Cross country runner and Bethlehem, Pa., native Greg Billington led the Deacons last weekend as he claimed first place at the Brooks Paul Short Run held Oct. 3 at Lehigh University. The sophomore from Lakenheath High School earned his first career title at Lehigh, and his Billington race propelled Wake to a sixth place finish out of 41 teams. Billington outran the 270 participants with a final time of 25:21. The Brooks Paul Short Run held 12 races and hosted more than 4,000 runners from across the nation.

{ SPORTS WORDS } “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” – Arnold Palmer

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Junior Nick Courtney battles a Virginia Tech player in the team’s recent home game Oct. 4. In the game, junior Cody Arnoux led the team with a hat trick to an 8-2 victory over the Hokies. By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor

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In a showdown of the best two teams in men’s college soccer the top-ranked, defending National Champion Deacons disposed of the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins with a 4-2 victory. The Terrapins (6-2-0) hosted the game, which was broadcast on the Fox Soccer Channel, in front of a

record crowd of 6,500 at Ludwig Field. Few teams are able to prevail at Ludwig Field, but the Deacons outshot the Terrapins 18-11. Nine of the Deacons’ shots were on goal compared to seven for Maryland. The Terrapins sent the record crowd into a frenzy when they scored just 50 seconds into the match. Rodney Wallace of Maryland crossed a ball from the left side of the box and found teammate Jason Herrick who headed the ball past junior Deacon Keeper Akira Fitzgerald 10 yards out from the net. Senior Marcus Tracy was able to even the match at one a piece just minutes later at the 6:19 mark when he scored his seventh goal of the season.

Tracy received a pass on the right side of the box from sophomore Corben, Bone and he beat the Terrapin keeper driving the ball into the top of the net. The Terrapins had no intention of rolling over. They retook the lead with 16:44 remaining in the first half. Casey Townsend scored an unassisted goal when he fired a shot from just outside the six-yard box that found the back of the net. The Deacons knotted the scored at 2-2 in the 41st minute when freshman Danny Wenzel sent a ball from the near midfield in Ike sophomore Opara’s

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Cody Arnoux To say that junior Cody Arnoux has contributed to the men’s soccer team this year is an understatement. Arnoux scored three goals in roughly 10 minutes against Virginia Tech and added another one against Elon and UMass. He’s had five goals in the last three games this season. Arnoux has been named to both Soccer America’s and Top Drawer’s Soccer’s National Team of the Week. With Arnoux on track, the men’s team has the chance to a repeat performance in December. By Allison Lange | Sports editor On his favorite class at Wake: Probably Movement for Men with Professor Christina Soriano, she was our guest coach tonight. Its really nice to go to class and not worry about doing assignments and stuff like that. On his favorite pro sports team: The Carolina Panthers. I’m from North Carolina, and I go to a lot of their games. On the game he looks forward to most: UVA at UVA, because we went there my freshman year and it’s just a really good atmosphere to play in. I scored the game-winning goal there my freshman year so its good to get back on their field. On the team goals this season: We want to win the ACC Regular Season Championship, the ACC Championship and the National Championship, back-to-back. But obviously, most important to us is winning the National Championship again. On the toughest game on their schedule: That’s a good question. So far, I think the toughest team we’ve played has been Maryland. And I think with the ACC being such a competitive conference, every time you play an ACC team it’s a pretty good game.

New Deacon statue dedicated in front of Deacon Tower at BB&T Field A new Deacon statue created by renowned sculptor John Hair honors the distinctive persona and spirit of the beloved Wake Forest mascot. The statue is located in McCreary Plaza in front of Deacon Tower at BB&T Field. Wake Forest will held a Deacon Statue dedication ceremony prior to the nationally televised home football game against Clemson Oct. 9. Hair is well-known for his art. He is the official sculptor of the U.S. Olympic Team and has created sculptures for such colleges as Purdue University, Bowling Green State University, High Point University, UNCCharlotte, the U.S. Air Force Academy and Disney World.

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Women’s cross country team ranked No. 25

Wake Forest Women’s Golf reach No. 13 in Golfweek Ranking

The Wake Forest women’s cross country team was ranked No. 25 this week. The ranking is from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Women’s National Poll. This marks the first time the Deacs have been nationally-ranked this season. The ranking comes after finishing fouth place at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. The lady Deacs will have one final regular season meet against Penn State before the ACC Championships Nov. 1, in Chapel Hill.

After winning the Lady Tar Heel Invitational the women’s team was name Golfweek team of the week. As a result of their win they moved up two spots to No. 13. The win at the invitational was the first for the Lady Deacs this season and the 32nd in school history. The team won by 12 shots over host North Carolina. Wake had three players finish in the top five, including senior Jean Chua and sophomore Natalie Sheary tied for medalist honors. The women have three weeks to perpare for the Landfall Tradition. The team won this tournament last year.


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Deacs hang tough but fall to No. 2 North Carolina By Gary Pasqualicchio | Staff writer

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Facing a tough test in the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels, the Lady Deacons fell in front of a home crowd of 1,309 by a score of 4-2. The No.2-ranked Tar Heels came into Spry Stadium Oct. 5 with a record of 10-1-1, 3-0 in conference. The No. 16 Deacs were coming off a tough 1-0 loss to Boston College with a record of 8-2-0, 1-1 in the ACC. Junior Laura Morse got the start in net and, despite allowing four goals, recorded a career-high eight saves. Just two minutes into the contest, Morse made a diving save. Only three minutes later, freshman Courtney Jones of the Tar Heels missed high in the Heels’ second good chance of the first half. The Tar Heels Hutchinson continued to pummel Morse when she made a spectacular stop of a corner kick attempt to keep the game scoreless. The corner was one of nine for the Tar Heels while Wake Forest had only two. The Lady Deacs surrendered the first goal of the game 14 minutes in when junior forward Casey Noguiera split the defense and fired one into an open part of the net. Things got chippy a few minutes after that first goal when Morse and Allie Long of the Heels both received yellow cards. Perhaps that moment fired up the Tarheels because after Morse made another amazing save, this one a low shot from Tar Heel Tobin Heath, UNC-Chapel Hill scored again. A Deacon foul, one of nine on the day, led to a free kick by senior Yael Averbuch.

She fired it past Morse at the 19 minute mark to make the score 2-0. The Deacons didn’t get many chances in the game, being out-shot in commanding fashion 23-5. However, junior Jill Hutchinson made one count at the end of the first half. Sarah Winslow, another of the Deacon’s skilled juniors, took the ball into the box and fired a beautiful pass to Hutchinson. She rocketed a shot past Tar Heels keeper Anna Rodenbaugh to cut the deficit to 2-1 going into halftime. The goal was Hutchinson’s sixth of the year, which tied her with junior Allie Sadow for the team lead. The Wake Forest defense did a good job slowing down the Carolina attack at the onset of the second half but they still couldn’t get anything going on the other end of the field. The Tar Heels got a couple more chances toward the end of the half and Morse was again up to the challenge. At the 68 minute mark she made another save from on the ground, killing one attack. Three minutes later, she poked away a corner kick attempt from going into the net. Seemingly out of nowhere, three goals were scored in an eight minute span toward the end of the game. Nogueira sent another one past Morse in the upper left corner of the net at the 76 minute mark to increase the Carolina lead to 3-1. With the game seemingly out of reach, the Deacs fought back when senior Amy Smerdzinski scored off a corner kick to make the score 3-2. Nogueira finally put away the scrappy Deacs when she eluded a defender and scored her third goal of the game, 12th of the season, to make the final 4-2. The Lady Deacons just cannot seem to defeat the Tar Heels, who own the all-time series at 22-1 and won last year’s matchup 1-0 in Chapel Hill. The loss drops Wake Forest to 1-2 in the ACC while the Tar Heels improve to a perfect 4-0. The Deacs will look to get back on track when they travel to Durham to face the Duke Blue Devils Oct. 9.

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A Deacon player passes the ball during a recent home game. The women travel to Duke Oct. 9 to take on the Blue Devils in ACC action.

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Intramurals As the playoffs rage on at Watertower Field and the men begin to separate themselves from the boys, we in the Intramural department would like to remind you, the athlete, of a few things to keep in mind in order to ensure a safe playoffs and rest of the year. With plenty of rain and cold weather predicted to stick with us over the next couple of weeks, please make sure you or your captains check either the Intramural Web site or The Student’s sports page for instant updates regarding cancellations or postponements. First and foremost, sportsmanship is still a virtue and more importantly a necessity on the field. Just because your team is losing and it looks as if your flag football season is over, that does not give you reason to perform any act of unsportsmanlike conduct. Keep in mind that your actions carry over to the next dodgeball/soccer/volleyball season and that you will inevitably have to face consequences for your immature actions in a meeting with T.J. Peele, coordinator of intramural sports. Sign ups for the next session of intramural sports – dodgeball, soccer and volleyball – have already begun and will continue until Oct. 15. You can sign your team up in Reynolds Gym 203A. Please bring cash or check for the amount of $45, and make sure to do it soon so that your team is guaranteed a spot in the league!

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Students work out in the Miller Center, which offers personal trainers and roughly 45 to 50 fitness classes each week. Personal training sessions cost $15-$25 per session.

Health & Wellness By Caroline Glass | Contributing writer The fitness options at the university are endless and still expanding. “It’s our job to both get people healthier and to be competitive with commercial gyms,” Jill Coleman, the university fitness coordinator said. “We have to be on top of our game if we expect people to stay on campus.” By offering personal training, classes and educational fitness programs to both students and faculty, Campus Recreation is doing just that. Coleman’s efforts to upgrade the university’s fitness offerings received a boost last year when she started a program of personal student trainers. Trainers are available to students, faculty and staff at a fraction of the costs found at commercial gyms. Sessions cost $15-$25, depending on the number purchased. Trainers are matched to clients by availability, and clients can chose to train multiple times a week, or as little as once a month. All of the trainers are certified in Metabolic Effect’s Rest-Based Training technology. The Metabolic Effect method is a short, intense fat-burning workout that rewards clients with quick weight-loss. By employing weights and hybrid moves (a combination of two moves, like a lunge and a

bicep curl), clients will see a rapid improvement in muscle tone as well. Coleman is confident in her trainers’ abilities. “Our trainers are as good as or better than those you can hire at a commercial gym,” she said. Stacie Battjes, the fitness center assistant and a personal trainer, agrees. “At a commercial gym, a lot of the trainers have been there for years and only know outdated techniques,” she said. “You’re basically paying to have someone meet you at the gym, so you’ll be motivated to go. But the trainers here actually train people – with the most current information available.” Campus Recreation is able to keep its fingers on the pulse by sending people like Coleman to classes and meetings. For example, Coleman just returned from a national fitness convention in Washington, D.C. And Coleman knows that it’s not just technical skills that are necessary in a good trainer. “We don’t just teach how to train,” she said. “We teach the art of training; body language, how to motivate, how to be engaged and energized.” As for long term goals, Max Floyd, the director of Campus Recreation, is prepared to take things to the next level in coming years. “It’s a personal dream of mine to have every student that comes to Wake have a personal fitness adviser,” said Floyd. “Just like their faculty

or student adviser – someone they can turn to with health, nutrition and fitness questions.” Personal training is not the only endeavor Campus Recreation is undertaking in an effort to be “a full-service operation,” according to Floyd. With the popularity of fitness classes rising – 45 to 50 classes scheduled per week – Coleman saw another opportunity to expand the university’s fitness options by bringing on Zumba, an aerobic dance class that is the latest fitness craze sweeping the nation. And Campus Recreation isn’t stopping with the student population. For example, the FitStyle Fat Loss Program is a three month program specifically designed for faculty and staff. The price for participation is $75. Coleman wanted it to be clear that this program is not a weight-loss challenge. “In the past, we’ve had weight loss challenges,” she said. “See how much weight you can lose in three months. But people just gain it right back.” This time, the program is an educational experience. Food nutritionists will offer dieting advice and recipes. Individualized workouts will be designed for each participant, and health experts will speak on everything from stress to sleep. “I want to give them the tools they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, even if they just make one or two small changes to their everyday routine,” Coleman said.

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Volleyball improves to 12-4, wins fourth straight match By Tori Stewart | Staff writer

The Lady Deacons volleyball team picked up two ACC wins last week at home. The first came when they defeated N.C. State Oct. 3 19-25, 25-15, 27-25, 25-20. The Deacons, in front of their largest crowd of the year, swept UNCChapel Hill Oct. 4 with wins of 25-13, 28-26, 25-15. As the match began against N.C. State, Wake struggled. Down 7-1, the Deacs slowly fought their way back into the game and back-to-back kills led to a13-13 tie. Wake called a timeout in an attempt to regain control of the match, but the Wolfpack continued to fight, taking the set from Wake 25-19. Fighting back in the second match, Wake jumped to an 8-4 lead. A 4-0 run and two 3-0 runs later in the match kept Wake in the lead the rest of the game. Graduate student Natalie Mullikin con-

tributed five kills in the second set, and freshman Kadija Fornah, senior Ashley Homitz and sophomore Kristen White each recorded three kills. Recording 15 of their 57 kills in the third set, the Deacs fought their way through, scraping out a victory 27-25. With the Wolfpack leading 11-9, two kills by Mullikin and a kill by sophomore Kelsey Jones tied the score at 12-12. A kill by Mullikin led to a tied game at 24-24, and kills by Homitz, Fornah and White led to the third set victory for Wake. Struggling to keep up with a fired up Wolfpack initially, Wake managed to pull into a tie during the fourth set at 12-12. Kills from Mullikin and Fornah as well as a block from the pair continued to propel Wake toward victory, and the Deacs defeated the Wolfpack 25-20. Wake recorded 65 digs against N.C. State, with junior Abby Miller and sophomore Megan Thornberry each

contributing 15 digs. With 10 digs and 45 assists, Jones recorded her10th double-double of the season. Mullikin dominated the Deacs’ defense at the net with five blocks and also added 13 kills. Fornah, who recorded two personal season-highs with 16 kills and six digs, led the offense. Homitz also tied a season-high with 10 kills. When the Tar Heels came to town Oct. 4, the Deacs were ready with a boisterous crowd of 858 behind them and the confidence from their N.C. State victory. The win was the fourth straight for the Deacs, improving their overall record to 13-4 and their ACC play to 4-1. With 11 kills setting a new seasonhigh, a .611 hitting percentage on 21 attempts and no errors, Homitz led the way for Wake at the net. Fornah and sophomore Lauren McIntyre also played the net well, contributing 10 and eight kills, respectively.

After two aces from freshman Cambrey Oehler and a 6-0 run sparked by a block from Fornah and McIntyre, the Deacs led 11-4. Three Homitz kills and two more from McIntyre put Wake ahead by 10 points. Oehler’s third and fourth service aces along with kills from Fornah and Homtiz led to Wake’s easy win over the Tar Heels, 25-13. Despite the momentum following the first set victory, the Deacs fell behind in the opening of the second set, down 11-6 before calling a timeout. With kills from Homitz, Mullikin and Fornah, Wake pulled to within one point of the Tar Heels at 14-15. The Deacs managed to take the lead at 19-18, forcing UNC to call a timeout. Revitalized, North Carolina went on a 3-0 run, regaining the advantage at 21-19. Wake came out of its timeout and tied the game at 22-22, thanks to two

Mullikin kills. Battling at the end of the second set, two kills by Fornah were rivaled by two UNC kills, and the set was tied again at 25-25. With an error by the Tar Heels and kills by Homitz and Mullikin, Wake claimed the victory, beating UNC-Chapel Hill 28-26. Regaining the composure from the first set, Wake recorded another easy victory for the third set, and it sealed the match for the Deacons. The Deacs went on to win in this final set 25-15. Junior Sally Fischer, who started in place of the injured White, recorded a career-high eight digs, and Oehler and Thornberry contributed 11 and nine, respectively. The Deacs out dug the Tar Heels 47 to 37 and recorded nine more blocks than UNC. Wake travels to Clemson on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. then to Georgia Tech on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. for its first away ACC matches.

XC succeeds Deacs win Lady Tar Heel Invitational at weekend invitationals Women place fourth and move into rankings at No. 25; men’s team places sixth By Allison Lange | Sports editor This weekend, the women’s cross country team traveled to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the Bill Dellinger Invitational which took place Oct. 4. The team was represented by nine runners, including freshman Allie Kieffer, who finished sixth with a time of 20:44.32. Freshmen Anna and Dina Nosenko rounded out the top 30 for the Deacons, finishing 19th and 30th, respectively. Sophomore Marley Burns and senior Merry Placer both finished just outside of the top 30. Burns finished 31st with a time of 21:47.01 and Placer finished 32nd with a time of 21:50.23. Wake beat out No. 17 Colorado State and No. 23 Brigham Young on the way to the team’s fourth place finish in the meet. The Deacons placed fourth behind meet host Oregon, Arkansas and Penn State. After the women’s outstanding performance, the women’s cross country team moved into the national rankings at No. 25 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll. This is the first time that the Deacons have been ranked nationally this season. Wake moved up three places in the USTFCCCA Southeast Regional poll, where the team is now ranked No. 2, behind the N.C. State women’s cross country team. While the women were in Oregon, the men traveled to Pennsylvania to compete in the Lehigh Invitational Oct. 3. Sophomore Greg Billington placed first out of the field of 270 runners, giving him his first outright title. Billington finished with a time of 25:21 and led the Deacons to a sixth place finish out of 41 teams competing in the Men’s White Division 8K Brooks Paul Short Run. Freshman Tom Morrison also finished in the top 10 for the Deacons, placing eighth with a time of 26:01.Freshman Paul Loeser finished 36th with a time of 26:53. Both cross country teams are taking a weekend off Oct. 10-12. The men’s and women’s teams will travel to University Park, Pa., Oct. 17 for the final regular season meet, the Penn State Invitational. Following the Penn State meet, the Deacons will travel to Chapel Hill for the ACC Championships Nov. 1. Wake will host the NCAA Southeast Regionals at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C., on Nov. 15.

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The women’s golf team won the Lady Tar Heel Invite Oct. 3-5, hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill. Senior Jean Chua and sophomore Natalie Sheary tied for first, leading the team to a win. By Joe Maugeri | Contributing writer

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Following a 14th place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship, the women’s golf team rebounded by shooting a three day score of 876 to win the Lady Tar Heel Invitational at UNCChapel Hill’s Finley Golf Club. The Deacons got off to a strong start by shooting a then team-low score of 294 on the first day of play. The women’s golf team was led on the first day of play by senior Nanette Hill and sophomore Natalie Sheary. Both Hill and Sheary posted scores of 71 to help the Deacons secure their place in a five-way tie for first. The first day of the Invitational also saw senior Jean Chua shoot 16 pars and a birdie en route to a 73. Junior Dolores White and freshman Cheyenne Woods each shot 79 on the first day of play. This single-day score of 294 was a season-low for the Deacons until their day two score of 291 took this distinction. The Lady Deacs dominated the second day and built a substantial lead. The

closest competitors, UNC-Chapel Hill and Virginia, trailed by 11 strokes. The Deacons started the second day tied with the Virginia Cavaliers, but they quickly opened up a seven stroke lead on the front nine holes. They continued to pad their lead on the back nine. Again, the Deacons were led by Sheary who shot six birdies on her way toward posting a 2-under par score of 70 in her lowest round of the season. Hill made two birdies and two bogies, which contributed to her second round even-par score of 72. Four birdies helped to propel Chua to her second consecutive score of 73 and both White and Woods improved their first round 79s to post 76 and 77, respectively. On the third day, the Deacons were able to turn their 11 stroke lead into their first team win in nearly a year. The women’s golf team matched their season best from the day before by posting another team score of 291. The third round saw Chua take the lead for Deacons as she carded a 70, which included four birdies. Woods’ impressive third round also helped the Deacons capture the win. The freshman shot her best round of the season, a 1-under par 71.

Sheary and Hill, the duo that led the women’s golf team during the first two rounds, both posted matching third day scores of 75 to close out the invitational. White’s steady third round start saw her shoot a 37 on the front nine holes, but a few problematic holes on the back nine gave her a final round of 78. The team win was accompanied by Sheary and Chua sharing medalist honors with Catherine O’Donnell of UNC-Chapel Hill. Sheary and Chua each shot an even-par score of 216 to share the individual title. The Deacon dominance at the invitational was displayed when the women’s golf team placed three players in the final top five. Sheary and Chua tied for first, while Hill tied for fourth. In light of this performance, the women’s golf team was named the Golfweek Women’s Team of the Week on Oct. 6. The Deacons, who came into the invitational ranked No. 23 nationally, jumped to No. 13 in the rankings. The Deacons will now enjoy a break as they prepare for the Landfall Tradition on Oct. 24-26. The women’s golf team won the Landfall Tradition last fall by nine strokes and Hill captured the individual title at the outing.

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Boldin made a spectacular catch that helped the Deacs pull out the victory. That catch seemed to bring Boldin back from college football purgatory and woke fans up to the fact that Deacs had a supremely talented receiver left to fill Moore’s shoes after he graduated. Boldin became the leader the receivers desperately needed. He came into practices in August looking like a true No. 1 receiving threat and set the tone with his actions first and his words second. “I think it bettered me as a person to sit back and watch and humble myself,” Boldin said earlier this season before the Baylor game. “Kenny and I are great friends so there wasn’t any jealousy; it was more of a brotherhood thing. Even though I played last year, I’ve had a lot

of opportunities to read coverages, know different situations, which holes are available for catches and runs after the catch. I think I learned a tremendous deal as a student of the game last year.” With 28 catches for 276 yards already this season, Boldin leads the team in catches and also leads the ACC in receptions per game with seven. Brinkman Fortunately for Boldin, and the Deacs, he has another leader lining up out wide as well. Fifth-year wide receiver Chip Brinkman has also seen his role increase dramatically with the graduation of Moore and Kevin Marion.

Brinkman, who had 27 catches last season, already has 12 catches this season, as well as his first two career touchdowns, both against Baylor. “Personally I think I have the best hands,” Boldin said. “But if I was eliminated from that, I’d pick Chip Brinkman.” Between Boldin and Brinkman, there is already as much firepower as the Deacons had last season, but they have other weapons at their disposal that makes this team much more multifaceted than last season’s squad. Sophomore Marshall Williams is a supremely gifted player with a rare combination of speed and size, and he is third on the team with 148 yards and a touchdown. He will only see his role increase more as the season goes on. The Deacs also have sophomore Devon Brown, who has been returning kicks

and lining up in the slot. Brown could become Wake Forest’s next real burner, following in the footsteps of players like Marion and Willie Idlette. “Last year Kenny Moore had his own package for when he was at quarterback. He had a lot of balls thrown to him and our offense was mainly based around him,” Brinkman said before the Ole Miss game. “Now, we have a diverse group of wide receivers where anyone of us can make plays. It really balances our offense out well.” If the running game can start to get going, there is no telling the success that the receivers can have this year. Junior quarterback Riley Skinner has already thrown 148 passes for 974 yards and six touchdowns through four games this season. He had 326 attempts all of last year for 2,204 yards and 12 touchdowns.

A successful running game will force defenses to rush more players on the defensive line and will allow the receivers to be in more 1-on-1 situations. This, plus the ability to run play action, will give players like Boldin, Brinkman, Williams and Brown the chance to make the big play. Wake Forest’s real season has started. The season thus far has been stopped and started with two bye weeks, but from here on out, the team will play eight games in eight weeks. The Deacs’ ACC championship hopes are alive and well, but if their early success is any indication, the receivers will have a lot to do with how the Demon Deacons play the rest of the year. Next up, the Deacons and their talented group of wideouts will travel to Maryland Oct. 18 for an ACC showdown.


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By CeCe Brooks | News editor It is now less than a month away from the 2008 elections, of which the most important is the presidential election. As of January 2009 there will be a new president of the United States. In order to commemorate this occasion, here are some movies, songs, shows and celebrity info.

Movies The Candidate (1972): This is a movie that is most likely unknown by our generation, with the exception of those forced to watch it in high school government classes. Although it was make over 30 years ago, it still contains a relevant message for today. The “candidate” is Bill McKay, played by Robert Redford, who is sought out by an election specialist to run against an incumbent Republican senator. The story centers around the corruption in politics and how even the most liberal or conservative of politicians must water down their beliefs to get elected. Many have suggested parallels between Barack Obama and the Bill McKay character. Recount (2008): Other than documentaries, this is the most prevalent movie we have seen regarding the Bush administration (W. will most likely join these ranks when it is released later this month). It may have only been a made-for-TV movie, but it garnered more attention than many films released in theaters. The 2000 presidential election, as everyone remembers, was only the third time in the history of the country that the president was elected without winning the popular vote. The movie not only critiques the election process, but it exposes many of the flaws in the system that led to this monumental election. Recount won three Emmys and was nominated for eight others. Election (1999): Okay, it’s not exactly the most important movie in this genre, but it is a microcosm of issues on the national stage. The cult classic dramatizes a high school student body presidential election, but all of the key elements are still there: scandal, corruption, greed and ambition. The Man (1972): Although The Man is not as well known as other political films from the ‘70s such as All the President’s Men, its plot is extremely pertinent to this year’s election. James Earl Jones plays the president pro tempore of the Senate who somehow winds up as the first black president despite being third in line. Not only is the issue of race similar to Obama’s path, but Jones’ character must deal with pressure

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to conform his beliefs and expectations to those of other African-Americans. The Manchurian Candidate (1962 and 2004): A power hungry mother allows her son and others to be brainwashed in order for him to climb the political ladder. All the President’s Men (1978): Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein investigate the Watergate Scandal for the Washington Post. Upcoming: Frost/Nixon (Dec. 26): A dramatization of the famous interviews between British TV personality David Frost and former U.S. President Richard Nixon after the Watergate Scandal. Directed by Ron Howard (Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind). W. (limited release Oct. 17): The highly-anticipated biopic of President George W. Bush (played by Josh Brolin) by Oliver Stone.

Television The West Wing (syndication) – follows the daily routine of fictional President Josiah Barlett and his senior staff members. Commander in Chief (syndication) – Appropriate for this year’s election, Geena Davis plays the vice president who becomes the first female president after the death of the former boss. Saturday Night Live (current) – Although SNL follows all current events, election seasons tend to make for some pretty memorable skits (see Tina Fey as Sarah Palin).

Music Political songs to add to your iPod “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye “Revolution” by The Beatles “Get Up Stand Up” by Bob Marley “Not Ready To Make Nice” by The Dixie Chicks Songs that are significant to this year’s election “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green – After a bitter primary battle between Clinton and Obama, the democrats decide to work it out at their unity-themed convention. “Lipstick” by Leona Naess – What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Enter Sarah Palin. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder – Obama’s campaign song. “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry – McCain’s campaign song. Courtesy of pastemagazine.com

CD Review | The Glass Passenger

Sophomore album succeeds in chasing away the blues By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor

On the day Jack’s Mannequin finished mastering the last song of their debut album Everything in Transit, lead singer Andrew McMahon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. McMahon, originally of Something Corporate, started Jack’s Mannequin as a side project. After months of touring with Something Corporate the band decided to take a break. During the break McMahon started writing his own songs, which he never expected to be released. McMahon took a more therapeutic approach in writing these songs, resulting in a more personal and intimate testament of his songwriting. The songs began to take shape collectively, and Jack’s Mannequin emerged in 2004 after he paid for production out of his own pocket. Everything in Transit was a hit among fans and critics. The band played its first concert since McMahon’s diagnosis in December of 2005, and the band began several tours over the next two years, supporting the likes of O.A.R. in 2005 and Panic at the Disco in 2006. The American piano rock band also headlined shows in intimate venues across the country in tours titled Tour for the Cure and the West Coast Winter Tour.

McMahon’s intimate songwriting struck a cord with fans and he began writing a sophomore album in 2007 that he eventually titled The Glass Passenger. The release date was tentatively April 22, 2008, but the album was victim to several setbacks before Sept. 30 was chosen as the official release date. To satisfy anxious fans, McMahon played several songs off of the new album in concert and also released two EPs titled The Ghost Overground and In Valleys. The wait was well worth it as McMahon and his band mates delivered a fantastic sophomore album. The Glass Passenger is the most mature and complete album McMahon has produced yet. McMahon addresses his illness headon as many of the songs tackle the emotional subject. Jack’s Mannequin once again capitalizes on what made Something Corporate well known by putting McMahon and the piano front and center. The album opens with “Crashin,” a fast tempo song that features swirling melodies. The theme is evident: “And even if your voice comes back again / Maybe there’ll be no one listening / And even if I find the strength to stand / It doesn’t mean I won’t go missin’ / And the world come crashing.” The chorus gets your heart beating right away. “Spinning” flows and carries a much different feel. It features gentle verses with a beautiful harmony between McMahon and guest Stacy Clark. “Swim,” one of my favorite tracks,

features some reflective lyrics that again touch on McMahon’s battle with cancer. “You gotta swim / swim for your life / swim for the music that saves you when you’re not so sure you’ll survive. / You gotta swim / and swim when it hurts.” In it McMahon proclaims “I’m not giving in. / Swim.” The album is also the most diverse of McMahon’s career and is easily listened to straight through. “Bloodshot” has a reggae feel while “Hammer and Strings (A Lullaby)” is a peaceful piano ballad. The highlights of the album comes in the form of “Annie Use Your Telescope” and the first single, “The Resolution.” In the former the use of strings and echoes creates a dreamy song that encompasses your senses. “The Resolution” features a huge chorus with McMahon exclaiming about being alive once again. The Glass Passenger concludes Photo courtesy of Myspace.com with the stunning “Caves,” a seven and a half minute song that begins Jack’s Mannequin incorporates the emotions of lead singer with mesmerizing piano chords as Andrew McMahon’s fight battle with leukemia. McMahon’s calm, yet strong falsetto reminds fans of the Something of the pop music realm. Something to McMahon, is designed to help get Corporate hit “Konstantine.” Around Corporate was good, but it reflected someone through a tough day. the three-minute mark, the track picks McMahon’s age. Everything in Transit So next time you are stressing up, the piano chords speed up and fade was fresh and fun, but it was his first out about a midterm or just plain out into the full band, as the guitar and time on his own. This album is a hit overwhelmed, let McMahon pull you drums crash together to bring “Caves” because of a maturity that manifests up and overcome whatever it is that to a climatic finish. itself in the form of honest plain- plagues you just as he and many other While Everything In Transit gained spoken lyrics. cancer survivors have. momentum as fans latched on to While Jack’s Mannequin may The group has begun a tour called McMahon’s story and his intimate never see their name inscribed on a Hammers and Strings: An Evening lyrics; it doesn’t comes close to The platinum album or play to sold-out with Jack’s Mannequin and The Glass Glass Passenger. McMahon hit this one arenas, they will continue to play to Passenger. The band is expected to play out of the park. select audiences in intimate venues the album in its entirety at these shows, He has cemented himself as a lyrical that hear the meaning in McMahon’s and will be in Charlotte at the Visulite genius and permanent member on top lyrics. The Glass Passenger, according Theatre Oct. 15.


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

The birds, the bees and STDs Jay Lowrey

Zzzzz... Sleeping Beauty was released from the infamous Disney vault on Oct. 7, celebrating the movie’s 50th anniversary about one of the most classic Disney princesses, Aurora. After pricking her finger on a magical spinning wheel before midnight on her 16th birthday, she falls into an eternal sleep. Following much magic and fighting between Prince Charming and the evil queen Maleficent, this movie delivers a happily ever after ending that will make you want to be a kid again.

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Top 10 HighestGrossing Films In case you are interested in further supplementing the wallets of the richest people in Hollywood, this list should come in handy. 1. Titanic 2. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 4. The Dark Knight 5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 6. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 8. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers 9. Star Wars: Episode I 10. Shrek 2

Student Union Spotlight

Check back each week to see what events Student Union is hosting at the university. Open Mic Thursday, Oct. 23 10 p.m. - 12 a.m. Shorty’s Perform for a chance to play at Springfest’s Battle of the Bands. Homecoming T-shirt/Poster Design Contest Entries due by 5 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 16 See information at su.wfu.edu. The winner receives two tickets to O.A.R. and the winning design is this year’s Homecoming logo.

Drink of the Week Black Gold

Celebrate the Deacon spirit with this aptly named coffee cocktail. It is sure to warm you up on a cool autumn evening! 4 oz. hot coffee .25 oz. Triple Sec .25 oz. Amaretto .25 oz. Irish Cream .25 oz. hazelnut liquer Splash of cinnamon Schnapps Stir all the ingredients in a mug. Add whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg. You’ll be rivaling Starbucks in no time.

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When I found myself in the waiting area of the infamous Student Health Service on campus this week, I was reminded of the importance of disease prevention. There were signs on the walls telling patients the “art” of washing their hands. There were brochures upon brochures about a number of topics including quitting smoking, the flu and the old faithful “So you have Mono.” But I was reminded of the ultimate form of disease prevention as I walked out of Student Health. Sitting on a table in a small Styrofoam bowl were several purple condoms. These condoms helped me realize an important aspect of sex that I have been leaving out of my columns – the importance of safety when it

comes to having sex. An unfortunate reality of being a sexual being is that having sex, any kind of sex, is a risky behavior nowadays. While most Sexually Transmitted Diseases are now treatable, there are still two big ones out there that even the most crazy smart scientists and doctors of the world have not been able to crack: Herpes and HIV. Herpes is like having 6,000 fire ants crawl down your pants and make a housing development in your underwear. It’s painful, it’s itchy and it’s basically disgusting. And, despite what the makers of Valtrex might say, once you get herpes you never get rid of it, and every time you have sex you risk spreading herpes to your partner. HIV is the scary one. HIV can and will kill you eventually if left untreated and, while treatment options for HIV have improved vastly since the disease’s discovery, these treatments can only keep the infection from progressing. Let me underscore this fact. There is no cure for HIV. Once you get it, you are stuck with it for life.

I say this because I feel as if people on this campus have a lax, almost carefree attitude toward STD prevention. It seems that the first thing people worry about when having sex is the risk of pregnancy and while getting some random girl from a party pregnant would likely suck (think 18 years of child support and a bratty little kid), getting HIV would probably suck more. I know condoms are used on this campus, but I feel as if they are only used if and when a girl is not taking some form of birth control. Let’s think about this hypothetical exchange: Dave meets Suzie at a party. Suzie decides to go home with Dave. Dave and Suzie start making out and rounding the bases when Dave asks Suzie the all important question: “Are you on the Pill?” Suzie says yes with a nod and a wink. Dave and Suzie share a night of crazy passion, and Dave never thinks to take the condom out of his pocket. Dave wakes up in his freshman dorm room the next morning but before he can run down the hall and brag to his friends he notices an itch

“down there.” A few days pass and the itch turns into a rash. The rash gets worse and next thing you know Dave is sitting in Student Health with crabs. All of this because Dave did not want to take the time to pull the condom out of his pocket. After all, she was on the pill. What could he possibly have to worry about? STDs really could care less what your race is, what kind of car you drive, what country clubs you belong to or what your GPA is. If you sleep with someone who has HIV and do not use a condom then you will get HIV. Period. So all you university lovers out there, next time you are having sex, make a detour to Student Health, grab a condom (better make that two) and have the best hook up of your life. Disease free. “He Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one guy’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact him with your feedback or ideas at lowrjs7@ wfu.edu.

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Movie Review | Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

New York and music highlight new classic love story By Kara Peruccio | Life editor

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is one of the best romance films of our generation. It cannot be classified simply as a romantic drama or comedy, because it deftly weaves between humor and heartache, leaving viewers remembering their own romantic experiences and dreaming that their Michael Cera would show up in a Yugo outside their dorm room. Nick (Cera) is the bassist in an otherwise gay trio and is nursing the wounds of his recent breakup with Tris (Alexis Dziena). He has made her 12 breakup mixes hoping she will take him back. While at school, Tris shows them to classmates Norah (Kat Denning) and Caroline (a superb Ari Graynor); Norah, despite never meeting Nick, feels a connection based on his music. Instead of leaving them in the trash, Norah puts them on her iPod. She and Tris are competitive and their mutual clueless friend, Caroline, is stuck in the middle of the Catholic school feud (on a side note, their uniforms are the Nick and Norah’s same ones I wore Infinite Playlist in eleStarring | Michael Cera and Kat mentary Dennings school). Director | Peter Sollett On their Who’s it for? | Romantic film fans way out and indie music appreciators of school, Caroline Running Time | 1 hr. 30 min. and Norah Rating | (out of 5) hear that t h e i r favorite band, Where’s Fluffy, is playing a secret show somewhere in New York City. Norah makes Caroline promise she won’t get too drunk; somehow similar promises never turn out for the best. Nick, in Hoboken, N. J., plans on skipping his band’s, the Jerk-off ’s, gig on account of his broken heart but caves in to bandmates, Thom (Aaron Yoo) and Dev (Rafi Gavron), after sharing the news about Fluffy. Norah ends up at Nick’s gig and the already (very) drunk Caroline observes that she is attracted to him. Madness ensures when Norah runs into Tris with her date who comments on Norah being alone. Tris assures Norah that she’ll have more luck with college boys as they don’t care about looks. To shut her rival up, Norah tells Tris she is here with her boyfriend. She picks Nick to be her pretend boyfriend for five minutes; their kiss makes Tris jealous and the remaining members of the Jerk-offs realize that Norah is the one for Nick. The movie then weaves between finding the drunk Caroline who has escaped into the city, dealing with

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Michael Cera and Kat Dennings are fantastic as the musically-destined lovers in one of the best romantic films of our generation. Nick’s breakup, Norah calling her old ex, Tal (Jay Baruchel), who was only with her for her money and connections (her father is a music producer), and the title pair finding themselves falling for each other. New York City not only provides a colorful backdrop but is an actor in the movie. As Nick and Norah race around the city, the eclectic denizens of the City that Never Sleeps add to the humor and drama (Andy Samberg as a homeless man is funny yet really, really creepy). While Paris owns the title of the City of Love, New York has never been as beautiful and romantic on screen. Adding to the appeal of the city is the fact the movie takes place in one night. It’s quite romantic to see love blossoming in a few short hours and how one night can change someone’s life. Nick and Norah’s music plays a major part in the development of the film; Norah loves Nick’s mixes and their pursuit of Where’s Fluffy (symbolized by a white rabbit) is chronicled with a fantastic indie soundtrack including artists such as Devendra Banhart, Vampire Weekend, We are Scientists and (personal favorite) Band of Horses. The music fits perfectly with the two musicallyobsessed soul mates as they traverse the city through-

out the night. Screenwriter Lorene Scafaria does a great job making the characters three-dimensional, and viewers are able to relate to the story lines. Nick’s bandmates Thom and Dev, although gay, are not victims to stereotypes by their sexuality and instead are viewed first as concerned friends, gay band mates second. Additionally, Norah and Caroline’s friendship is quite relatable as I’m sure many of you at one time or other has taken care of a drunk friend. For viewers and Norah, it’s easy to be frustrated with Caroline (and in my case, completely grossed out) but at the end of the day, Norah (and us) are completely willing to forgive her and make Caroline a turkey sandwich. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a refreshing romance in a market filled with stale and cliché romantic comedies and dramas. Cera and Denning are fully believable and relatable as the awkward pair; Norah (before Tal) has never had a real kiss and Nick is unsure what to feel about himself following his breakup. This role further cements Cera as Hollywood’s brightest star, and Dennings is also a young actress to watch. They come together in a sweet and romantic fashion that makes you really believe that true love is possible.


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Restaurant Review | Simplyummy

Close, eclectic cafe delights with scrumptious desserts By Olivia Boyce | Contributing writer

Seating options include high chairs at the coffee bar, comfy Simplyummy is an artsy, eclec- leather couches, an outdoor tic café and coffeehouse located patio or art-covered tabletops just off campus in Reynolda Vil- surrounded by wooden benches lage. Three friends and I made and chairs. the short drive to the café for a Walking inside, my friends and Saturday afternoon lunch and I grabbed a menu printed on were not disassorted brightly appointed. colored paper and Simplyummy The ambisat down to make a ance inside Location | 122 Reynolda Village food decision. S i m p l y - Hours | 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri. As quickly u m m y , noticed by my 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sat. despite the Serving | Cafe classics meat and potato café’s kitshy loving Irish boyname, is Dress | Casual friend, the café’s cute and cre- Price Range | $7 - $15 food choices are ative without definitely on (out of 5) being cliché. Rating | the lighter side. The restauThe lunch menu rant housed includes swanky in the historic Reynolda farms sandwiches, soups and salads blacksmith shop. A big, brick made with local, organic ingrefireplace is nestled into one dients. The combinations were corner while a beautiful, round more sophisticated than your window takes up the majority typical lunch joint, however, of the café’s main wall. the upscale organic menu was a The rest of the walls are covered bit pricey. with artwork from a variety of After perusing the menu, our local artists who Simplyummy table’s choices were as followed: prides itself on supporting. The old-school American grilledartwork is changed out every few cheese sandwich with tomato months so there are always new soup and brown sugar mashed works to admire. sweet potatoes, marinated and

grilled portabello sandwich with a veggie platter with hummus, the salad of the week, an avocado and bacon sandwich with pasta salad, and the lemon, thyme and rosemary chicken salad. We went to the bar to order our food and pay, and the dishes were fairly quickly brought to our table. Everyone enjoyed their meals and agreed that this high end, fresh food was much more satisfying than that of the Fresh Food Company on campus. While the entrées were good, our favorite part of the meal was yet to come. Above the coffeebar, Simplyummy displays a huge listing of assorted teas and coffees. Our table ordered a regular coffee and a pot of English breakfast tea, both of which were delicious. For those of you more adventurous in your warm, caffeinated beverage consumption, they had a number of chai, latte and espresso choices. As we ordered our drinks we couldn’t help but notice the assortment of fancy desserts on display. Choosing a butterscotch blondie, a mocha brownie, an oatmeal and butterscotch cookie and a huge slice of chocolate cake

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Simplyummy, just a stone’s throw away from campus, is a nice alternative to Starbucks and serves up delicious fare. with butter cream frosting, we returned to the table to split our bounty. All of the desserts were amazing, and our group couldn’t come to a consensus on which dish was the best. Dessert is a definite if you are visiting Simplyummy, so make sure to save room! After leaving Reynolda

Village, my group discussed that the desserts, coffee and tea were definitely worth coming back for. The eclectic feel of the place provided a refreshing change from Starbucks. Be forewarned, the hours at Simplyummy are not college student friendly.

They are only open until 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 3 p.m. on Saturdays. With those hours I think Simplyummy would be more ideal for when your mom is in town and you need to meet her for lunch between your classes and her exploration of Reynolda Village.

CD Review | Skeletal Lamping

Concert Review | Straylight Run Tour

The first time is a charm New CD brings mixed emotions By Andrew Amari | Contributing writer

Being my first visit to the Greene Street Club in Greensboro, I walked into Straylight Run’s headlining tour knowing nothing other than the names of the five bands performing that evening. The first band, A Clerestory (pronounced A Clear Story), had already taken the stage when I arrived. A Clerestory, however, was not what caught my eye at first. The recently renovated club was stunning to say the least. With its slate walls and freakishly large disco ball, the club sent strangely attractive vibes throughout. A Clerestory, hailing from Raleigh, N.C., was certainly a pleasant break from the tones of power pop bands that have been circulating ever-so-rapidly through the music charts, the radio and the stages of so many local clubs. Although their indie vibe was upbeat and inspiring headed by soothing guitar and piano parts, they lacked any sort of stage presence. Fortunately, the presence that was seemingly lacking with A Clerestory was certainly picked up by Treaty of Paris in the next act. From Chicago, Ill., Treaty of Paris was consistently entertaining and exciting throughout their act. Their power pop beats were headed by their lead singer’s high-energy performance in which he involved the very small, relatively uninterested crowd. Alas, Treaty of Paris succeeded in their endeavors of waking the dead, putting on a truly brilliant performance. Following them was the most surprising treat of the night, known only as Band Marino, an indie-folk band from Orlando, Fla.

Band Marino put on an outstanding performance, permeated by the sounds of banjo, trumpet, trombone, accordion and a unique variety of other instruments. They sported classy guitar parts and bass lines intertwined with the melodic vocals of the lead singer in addition to the less common folk instruments that played such a pivotal role in their performance. The music was catchy and fun, sad and solemn, and everything in between. A hard act to follow, Band Marino was followed by Jonezetta, a slightly more popular band that represented the true rock experience at the concert. Their sweet riffs and intense vocals offered a natural rock feel for all of the people attending the concert. The fifth and final band was Straylight Run. Hailing from Long Island, N.Y., Straylight Run brought the ever popular Long Island Scene style to the stage. John Nolan, the lead singer of Straylight Run, was not only spot on during his performance but brought a variety of soft acoustic melodies and ear grinding rock (not to mention a slight comedy act in between songs). It was a truly awesome performance and was a fantastic way to end the night. I highly recommend checking out all of the bands’ Web sites and listening to their music. Make sure to keep an open mind and check out some concerts at Greene Street because it was a surprisingly pleasant experience, and I hope that you all can share the same experience I had.

By Nathan Bedsole | Contributing writer

I’m the wrong person to write about Of Montreal’s new album. I really am. I’m horrible about ignoring the two most recent releases of any band simply because “their older stuff was better,” and I’m just a poor writer. Sure, call me a snob, but most of the time I honestly just feel this way about bands. Do I fear change? Do I refuse to acknowledge that a band should change from album to album? Am I really this pretentious? Probably, but that’s a novel for another day. Skeletal Lamping, the newest studio release from Athens, Ga., based band Of Montreal comes out October 21st. We’ve all been waiting for it and we’ll soon have it via lamp, shirt, or whatever other means of selling a record front man Kevin Barnes has come up with. I mean, we all know this band is showy, but selling your record as a lamp? My personal qualms with Of Montreal’s (or just Barnes’) image as of late aside, Skeletal Lamping is pretty freaking sweet. It’s just about as awesome as I could ever expect from the band as of presently. I mean, their older stuff was way

better, but this is an amazing album. What we saw develop in Of Montreal’s last album Hissing Fauna, are You the Destroyer?, continues here just as one would expect. The flow of songs and melodies resembles the flow of consciousness in a Virginia Woolf novel, and there is just an incredible amount of sexy. As a kid who is all but too attached to his earlier records, Hissing Fauna and Skeletal Lamping don’t quite represent the band I used to put on every dance mixtape I ever made. Now don’t get me wrong, there are danceable tracks on here, like the gem “An Eluardian Instance.” Unfortunately, though the moments that absolutely make your feet move are brilliant, they are just too sparse throughout the album. This is something about Of Montreal’s newer releases that gets me down. I miss their old irresistibly partyinducing records like The Sunlandic Twins and Satanic Panic in the Attic. But hey, people love this new stuff, and even I like it. I guess I just don’t “get” it like I should. There are certain things I just don’t get. This list includes, but is not limited to, Natalie Portman, Ugg boots, children and why Good Burger didn’t win best picture. I suppose “post-Kevin Barnes complete takeover of Of Montreal” records

Concert Review | The Avett Brothers

Barefoot folk band delights with unique sound By Caroline Edgeton Asst. life editor

To whoever decided that listening to folk music was considered “cool” among young folks, I personally thank you for the good you’ve brought to humanity. If it weren’t for you, the explosion of wonderful, harmonious, banjoinfused, harmonica-hummed melodies wouldn’t grace my eardrums with their presence nearly as often as they do now. Something I think that gets quite annoying, though, is when folk music is classified as “country.” Maybe it’s just me, but when an individual calls a folk band a “country band,” I feel like the connotation entailed with that description is, to be frank, quite degrading. Yes, it is a form of music that roots from the southern part of the country, but it most certainly isn’t

your stereotypical “country” crap that gets played on the radio and CMT. Now, clearly, I’m biased (maybe elitist) and not someone who enjoys that poppified country music I was just referencing. I’m someone who enjoys the type of country music that involves intense instrumental attention, well-written, intelligent lyrics and authentic voices. In other words, I like my country music to focus on telling the story while playing an instrument (preferably a sweet sounding banjo), and playing it well. One band that satisfies my taste for this wonderful genre called “folk” is most certainly the Avett Brothers. The band hails from Concord, N.C., and they never let you forget it. Their music is certainly full of southern pride, but it’s also full of energy and life. As one of my friends once described them,

“They’re folk singers that play their instruments like punk stars.” They’re known for playing the hell out of their instruments and breaking strings during most performances. When I saw them live, the second those lovely bearded men stepped foot on stage, you could already feel the energy from their songs upon the first stroke of their guitar strings. Opening the show with “Shame,” it made the crowd slowly get into their music. “Shame” is a rather slow song recorded, but when they performed it live it had a new, more upbeat tempo that made everyone sway back and forth. Though they started on a more mellow level, they certainly left plenty of room for their faster paced songs that all Avett fans love. The band is known for screaming during the songs, and they certainly accomplished this

in just about every tune they played. Playing several of their new songs from The Second Gleam, the Avetts kept the crowd going by playing a nice mix of their older stuff and their new stuff. Overall, this was an excellent show. I definitely intend on seeing them again as soon as I can. If you ever get an opportunity to see them perform, by all means embrace that chance as much as you can and go. Even if you are not a fan of that whole “southern music” thing, trust me, you don’t want to turn your nose up at these guys. They have beards, they scream and they’re instrumentally and lyrically talented. They are a mix of genres: bluegrass, country, punk, pop, folk, rock, honky tonk and ragtime. Now, tell me there’s not something in there for everyone.

are among these, as well. For those interested, check out Rolling Stone’s latest issue featuring the article, “Of Montreal’s Surreal Life,” complete with an almost nude photo of Barnes. I enjoy the records, but there seems to be unnecessary space between the really super fun moments Of Montreal is so capable of producing. Kids I know go crazy over how good this stuff is, and I guess I see it, but I still cringe a little at how deliberately intellectual and elevated Barnes comes off during these breaks. Again, I guess I’m just not cultured enough to understand. Enough of my griping; this album is solid. Parts of it are incredibly upbeat, and other parts are just achingly somber and beautiful. The best part is, however, how Barnes combines these two elements into an unmistakably Of Montreal album. It’s a treat to listen to even if every track doesn’t turn your basement into a discotheque. If you are hung up on this fact check out Diplo’s remix of the last track on the album, “Id Engager.” It’ll take some digging to find, but it is definitely worth the search. Anyhow, definitely order Skeletal Lamping if you haven’t already; I’m sure you’ll dig it. As for me, I’m just looking forward to their next three albums so after those get out of the way I can go from liking to loving Skeletal Lamping.

What You Didn’t Know | By Caldwell Tanner


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Soccer: Men take down UMass to go 12-0 Pressbox: Living in the Golden Era Continued from Page B1

direction. The 6-foot-2-inch Opara used his head to beat the Terrapin goalkeeper, Will Swaim, who led the ACC in goals against average (0.25), and square the match. The second half began just as the first did, tied, but not for long. This time it was the Deacons who struck first. Senior Mike Lahoud played a cross to Austin da Luz from the far right side of the field. Da Luz found a streaking junior Zack Schilawski down the middle of the field. Schilawski fired from 10 yards out giving the Deacons a 3-2 advantage, their first lead of the contest. The Deacons were able to extend their lead to two when Tracy found da Luz on the left side of the box with 31:49 remaining in the contest. Da Luz fired a shot from 16 yards out that found the back of the net for his second goal of the season. Da Luz nearly added da Luz another goal with 23 minutes remaining when he sent a ball off the near post. The deflection was headed for the net when Omar Gonzalez cleared the ball. Da Luz’s goal and assist in the highly anticipated match earned him ACC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week and Soccer America Men’s Player of the Week. Tracy and senior Lyle Adams have also earned the ACC honors this season. With the win the Deacons moved to 8-0-0, their best start to a season in school history. Last year it was Elon who first blemished the team’s perfect 7-0 record and they would again try to play the role of spoiler this year. The Deacons traveled to Elon (2-6-1) Oct. 1. The Phoenix were coming off three straight losses and looking to rebound with a big victory. Head Coach Jay Vidovich told his players not to be fooled by Elon’s record that they were a dangerous team. Andrew Imboden/Old Gold & Black It was especially an interesting game for senior midfielder Jamie Franks, who lined Junior Zach Schilawski dribbles the ball at a home game against Virginia Tech up against his brother Brad Franks. Oct. 4. The Deacons beat the Hokies 8-2

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university, this family, with the leadership it needed in a difficult time after the passing of Skip Prosser. Talented student-athletes, combined with first-class coaches and a family atmosphere lead to success on the field and in the classroom. Last year was special. You presided over a 9-4 football season that made a second consecutive trip to a bowl game, this time a victory in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. You saw Head Coach Jay Vidovich take the Deacon men’s soccer team to the top with a National Championship. The field hockey team went to an eighth consecutive final four and numerous other teams competed at the top of the ACC. You won the award because of how far you brought this program and the success that teams had last year. Wake Forest is currently ranked No. 1 in men’s soccer, No. 3 in field hockey, No. 13 in women’s golf, No. 15 in women’s soccer, No. 21 in football and No. 33 in men’s golf. That doesn’t include the promising season on the horizon for men’s basketball. Incredible. You have taken the success of these programs and started rewarding them with first class facilities. Deacon Tower is beautiful and built for a major college football program. And that is only stage three; you say there are four or five phases to go. You bought Ernie Shore field from the city and are making improvements to it. The previous Hooks stadium area is going to be made into a golf complex. You want to expand the outdoor tennis stadium. You have plans to make the sports complex area a destination point for not only sports fans, but the entire community. It is going to be a place for concerts and community events as well as top college athletics. You had a vision for what you wanted this program to be, and you have been incredibly successful thus far in doing just as you said you would. We as Deacon fans would like to thank you and continue to pledge our support to your effort. We are now not only proud to go to such a good institution, but proud to call ourselves Demon Deacons. Ron Wellman, thank you.             

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