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Is drinking harming your academics? Page 16 Review: Take this play As You Like It Page 20

Gable: Look for politicians who fight for students Page 8 The benefits of new Voter ID laws Page 9 Emma Lingan: Green technology absent from debate

The construction sites on North Campus, have begun to take shape and are nearing completion nearly a year after breaking ground. The new dining hall, after delays due to the design plans, will open in 2014.

Farrell Hall and the new North Campus residence halls are set to open in August 2013 BY JULIE HUGGINS News Editor On North Campus, between Polo Residence Hall and Wait Chapel, four new buildings are being added to campus. Three of the buildings are visibly near completion and are set to be complete in August 2013, just in time for the new school

year. Farrell Hall, the new business school, will not just be adding an Einstein Bros. Bagels to the university’s dining facilities; it will also feature 18 brand new classrooms for business school students along with multiple conference rooms as well as faculty offices. The expansive atrium (currently visible to any student who walks by) will have plenty of study space and will also feature self-heating and cooling floors to help to regulate the temperature and save money on heating costs. The university hopes that the building will achieve a gold LEED rating. One large conference room overlooks the atrium, and smaller conference rooms will

be available on the second floor that can double as meeting rooms or study spaces. While business school students can look forward to these new additions, students of other disciplines are expressing frustrations. “I like that we are getting new buildings and an updated campus feel,” junior Brittany Newberry said. “However, there are other buildings that need to be renovated or replaced. The departments housed in Tribble are just as important as the business school and deserve the same treatment.”

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Students debate political issues College Republicans, College Democrats and Student Libertarians present platform BY AUSTIN COOK Staff Writer With just a week to go until Election Day, Wake Debate and the Old Gold & Black hosted the Wake Forest 2012 Presidential Debate at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Brendle Recital Hall.

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Provost Rogan Kersh moderated the Oct. 30 campus debate featuring political arguments from representative student organizations.


“ Students dismantle cliché of voter apathy This column represents the views of the Old Gold & Black Editorial Board.

It is often said that our generation, the millennial generation, is one of the most politically apathetic in modern history. It is said that the youth of this country is so politically uninvolved that our country is headed for an era of political unaccountability and disillusionment. However, we reject these cynical notions. With the presidential election only days away, campus political groups are just as active as ever, pushing students to come out and support their candidates. Over the past several months, student groups across campus like the College Republicans and College Democrats have held voter registration drives, candidate support rallies and informational sessions about their platforms. They have also submitted weekly argumentative opinion columns to the Old Gold & Black. Along with Student

When you look at the Wake Forest University campus, you find a campus filled with politically aware and active young people.

Libertarians, these groups also recently participated in the debate co-hosted by the Old Gold & Black and Wake Debate, in which the student participants vigorously fought for their candidates and their party’s platform. Audience turnout exceeded expectations, showing that a political spirit is alive and well on campus. These political groups have sponsored shuttles to get students to early voting stations in order to ensure that students supporting their candidate get to the polls. There have even been visits to campus by prominent political figures such as Bay Buchanan and Tagg Romney, sponsored by










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these student organizations. And, student political activism has not been limited to organized student groups. Students have joined the respective campaigns’ staffs and spent their free time phone banking and canvassing in neighborhoods throughout the local community for the candidates. They have posted political videos and statements on Facebook and Twitter, spreading their candidate’s message. They have sported their candidates’ stickers, buttons and shirts all around campus. So, to those who claim that the youth have no political drive, we ask you: when was the last time you spent a Saturday going door to door in a strange neighborhood to campaign for a candidate? When was the last time you spent hours prepping for a debate that you would have to perform in front of a crowd of your peers?

When was the last time that you dedicated yourself wholeheartedly to a cause? Because, when you look at the Wake Forest University campus, you find a campus filled with politically aware and active young people. You find a campus where diverse political opinions are welcomed, not feared. You find a campus of students who know the issues facing this country and are actively searching for the best solutions to these issues. You find a campus that welcomes political dialogue, not one which looks away in a time of great political controversy. We are the next generation of politicians, lawyers, doctors, factory workers, environmentalists, inventors and teachers. We are attuned to the world around us, and we will participate any way we can to better it. Get out the vote.

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Deacon Profile: Allan Louden


As the 2012 presidential election reaches its peak, Wake Forest is home to a leading thinker on the debates and political advertising that are central to the race for the presidency. Allan Louden has worked as a professor of communications since 1977 and currently serves as chair of the department. Louden earned his bachelor’s at Montana State University, a Master’s at the University of Montana and his Ph.D at the University of Southern California. While Louden has experience in an array of professions, the lion’s share of his professional work lies in the field of debate. Additionally, Louden is a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Debate Tournament. He has served as a consultant for debate preparation for two political campaigns, and is also an academic consultant and frequent contributor to, a web site dedicated to review and commentary of national political debate. Could you describe your capacity within the Elizabeth Dole and the Bob Brown campaigns? With the Elizabeth Dole campaign, my capacity was fairly minor. We did a couple months of debate preparation. Her husband, Bob, who ran for president, said, “Let’s find someone who knows about debate as debate rather than as a political thing.” They found me on my webpage, and I started talking with her and we got along really well. She hired me for a couple months — for just debate prep with a team of people. That was really fun. The other [campaign] was for Bob Brown, a personal friend who was running for governor of Montana. I did six months of debate prep on that campaign. I haven’t done campaigns besides those two — it’s a young man’s game, not for a professor. The campaigns are much more by the seat of their pants than they appear, there’s always a state of chaos on some level.

debate in terms of the first debate. It had an afterlife of 10 days or so, which is unheard of. Why does it still have legs? Well, only a part of these debates is about policy. It has more to do with our impressions and [the candidates’] personas. Heading into the first debate, there was this notion that Obama was leading from the back and not as strong of a leader as he could be. During the debate, that’s kind of what we saw. There was also the notion that Romney is a weasel, but Romney looked almost presidential and informed. It changed our perception of Romney and reinforced our perception of Obama. Our [pre-debate] view of Obama gave the debate legs. You have worked at Wake Forest since 1977. Do you have any additional plans for your career or are you content with your main role as a professor? I can count on my hands — maybe on my toes now after 35 years — how many days I didn’t want to come to work. One never checks everything off the list the list only gets larger. There are a couple books that are unwritten. First, the history of Wake Forest and the history of debate rolled into The History of Wake Forest Debate. Debate started in 1835 and it mirrors the school. Debate was kind of the heart and soul of this school for its first century. I think that story needs to be told. I also wanted to write a book that integrates all of the research on political advertising. As a debater, are there any speakers or debaters that you particularly admire?

As a prominent figure in the field of debate, what do you think of the three recent presidential debates?

Reagan was always fun to watch in debates because he had facts and figures, but he was always really talking about a larger picture. Sometimes Obama is very subtle politically, which is fun to watch. When you say “debate,” I think back 30 years when people actually engaged each other’s ideas during debates. It was based on deep research, not a pollster or pundit. By contrast, what we got [in this year’s third presidential debate] was a combination of three things: stump speeches, bad political ads and state townhalls.

The first debate this time was pretty influential. We’re still talking about the third

What newfound abilities do you hope students leave your class with?


• An offender forcibly entered the Pit after hours and removed a cardboard stand-up. The report was filed at 1:44 a.m. Oct. 22. • Unknown subject(s) removed an iPhone from an unsecured backpack while the victim played basketball near in Lot U. The report was filed at 7:25 p.m. Oct. 23. • Unknown subject(s) removed an unsecured motorized scooter from Lot W1. The report was filed at 5:56 p.m. Oct. 24. • A victim stated to University Police that an offender removed several electronic items from their residence on Polo Road. The report was filed at 2:50 p.m. Oct. 23. • Unknown subject(s) removed a pair of Beats headphones from an unsecured locker The report was filed at 9:49 p.m. Oct. 26. • Unknown subject(s) removed three pumpkins from victim’s front stoop. The report was filed at 10:27 a.m. Oct. 27.

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Allan Louden, professor of Communications, can be found petting his golden retriever, Wyoming, in the shade on the Mag Quad. I try to teach my students points of views of the world. There’s a difference between knowing and knowing about. So now I teach a lot less detail, a lot less stuff and more different points of views. College is about learning how other people

• Unknown subject(s) removed perfume from victims room. Unknown if door was locked or not. The report was filed at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 28.

Underage Consumption • University Police responded to a call about the offender sleeping in a car. The offender had consumed alcohol under the age of 21. The report was filed at 2:29 p.m. Oct. 25. • EMS was dispatched to the university in reference to an unconscious subject lying between cars in the parking lot. The subject was underage and intoxicated. The report was filed at 11:23 p.m. Oct. 26. • University Police was dispatched in reference to an unconscious individual. The individual had consumed alcohol and fell and hit his head on concrete sidewalk. EMS transported to WFUBMC. The report was filed at 12:47 a.m. Oct. 27. • University Police responded to a call in reference to an

see the world. During four years of undergraduate study, every once in a while you should wake up and say to yourself, “Wow, I didn’t know it works that way” or “I didn’t see it that way before.’” That’s education.

unconscious male. The offender was intoxicated underage and transported to WFUBMC by EMS. The report was filed at 1:35 a.m. Oct. 28.

Trespassing • Two juveniles were issued a trespass warning because they had been observed removing items from the locker room in Reynolds Gym. The report was filed at 12:43 p.m. Oct. 26. Scan this code to visit

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Debate: Attendance indicates campus activism Continued from Page 1

Emily Madalena, Dan Hanley and Mobin Koohestani debated for Student Libertarians, while the College Republicans were represented by James Rex and Tyler Slezak. Students from the College Democrats included Gerard Neely, Emily Bachman and Joel Diamond. The debate was moderated by Provost Rogan Kersh and covered a wide array of issues including student loans, the national economy, national security, women’s reproductive rights and civil liberties among others. The initial series of questions, all posed by Kersh, began with the topic of student loans. Now that total student loan debt is equivalent to more than $1 trillion in the United States, this issue is one that affects the vast majority of the university study body. The Republican panel had the first response to this subject, arguing that the federal government “should not step in” to guarantee student loans. The Student Libertarians offered a similar perspective, proposing a “free market solution” where there is greater competition between loan distributers to keep interest rates low. By contrast, the College Democrats affirmed that President Obama fought hard to keep interest rates from doubling to

6.8 percent, saving college students thousands of dollars. The Democrats also cited the president’s efforts to nearly double the number of Pell Grants provided to college students from the federal government. In discussing how to tackle the rising national debt, the Student Libertarians criticized both of the major party candidates, pointing out that during his first term President Obama has raised the national debt by 45 percent. They went on to note that Governor Romney plans to increase military spending by $2 trillion, money that the Department of Defense isn’t even requesting. They advocated for former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s deficit reduction plan instead, which is to audit the Federal Reserve, balance the budget and reform entitlements. In response, the College Democrats argued for a “fair and balance approach” consisting of tax increases on the wealthy while also cutting government spending by $3.7 trillion. The College Republicans challenged the president’s position, saying that in reality, his plan “hasn’t done more than cut the debt by $1.4 trillion over 10 years,” a small fraction of the total. On the issue of job creation, the Democrats cited the 5.1 million private sector jobs created under the Obama administration as well as the declining unemployment rate.

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James Rex and Tyler Slezak represented College Republicans in their debate with College Democrats and Student Libertarians Oct. 30. The Libertarians argued that reforming the tax code will encourage economic growth and job creation in the United States. The Republicans criticized what they called the “anemic recovery” that has taken place over the last four years and instead promoted Governor Romney’s plan, which is to create a revenue neutral tax plan that brings down the corporate tax rate, something Romney believes will sustain a “better economic environment.” While the discussion was generally amicable there were some heated exchanges, especially when Kersh began taking ques-

tions from the audience in the latter half of the debate. Issues such as Iran, civil liberties and bipartisanship drew several sharp responses and attacks, yet overall, the debate highlighted the positive qualities of each candidate and provided clarification on specific policy proposals. The high level of attendance by university students showed the significant interest in this election cycle, and with under a week to go until the results are determined, voter activism and turnout, specifically among college students, are huge goals for all campaigns.

The facts behind the student debate Wake Debate fact -checks the claims made by student debaters in the Oct. 30 event

Democrats True: College Democrats stated that the healthcare law, known colloquially as “Obamacare,” would not increase the deficit over the next decade. The Congressional Budget Office says that there will be a gross cost for the provisions of the law over the next 10 years of “the updated estimate — $50 billion.” But that is only looking at one side of the equation. Romney ignores “major cost-cutting provisions including cuts in the future growth of Medicare and increased payroll tases and investment-income taxes on higher-income earners.” Taking all these factors into account the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that “the law would actually reduce the federal deficit by $210 billion over the 2012-2021 period.”

False: The Democrats claimed that Obama inherited a difficult economic situation and that he was as fiscally responsible as possible to try and pull the country out of the recession. But facts prove otherwise: Obama signed many appropriations bills, legislation and executive orders that raised spending drastically. Economist Daniel J. Mitchell thinks that if Obama had been fiscally responsible, he would have been able to save 140 billion dollars just in 2009 when he stepped into office.

Libertarians True: Some of the Libertarian delegates’ facts were alarming to the public in Monday’s debate. One oft-repeated fact involved Obama’s sanctioned killing of a 16 year old from Yemen. Many members of the audience were shocked after hearing this. Despite its reactionary value, this assessment is correct.


The 16-year-old in question was Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki, an American national born in Denver, Colo. He was killed via drone strike on Sept. 15 of this year. At the time, Al-Awlaki was in the vicinity of other suspected Al Qaeda members when the strike killed all seven in their party. U.S. Department of Defense officials say he was merely “in the wrong place at the wrong time”

False: “The united states should increase its trading partners in the region” This is a misunderstanding of United States foreign policy towards Europe in its basic sense. Currently, the United States holds the largest trade relationship in the world with the European Union. Recently, the United States has increased negotiations for transatlantic company investment with the European Union and most importantly, the U.S. and EU are currently in negotiations to ratify a new U.S.EU free trade agreement.

The United States already has an alliance structure in place with every single member of the European Union. What must the U.S. do to increase trade in the region? The answer is unclear.

Republicans True: Republicans accurately claimed that the waiting time companies face receiving drilling permit approval on federal lands has increased under the Obama administration. Semi-True: College Republicans said that “for-profit colleges get 90 percent of revenue from the federal government.” In reality it is an average of 70 percent with a cap of 90 percent. False: They said “Europe ought to keep its eye out for inflation; Germany doesn’t want to end up back in 1917,” but German inflation is dropping. Wake Debate provided a team of non-partisan fact-checkers to compile this article. For a full brief please visit

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host a step show Downtown

Commencement committee Sorority hosting “I Have a Choice” accepting nominations for speaker tailgate for alcohol awareness

The Winston-Salem Alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host a step show at 9:00 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Winston-Salem. All students are invited to attend. The Step show will be part of a larger conference, the 2012 Association of North Carolina Alphamen District Conference, that is being hosted in Winston-Salem. For more information, contact Tony Caldwell by email at or by phone at (336) 577-2239.

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

Delta Zeta Sorority and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will be hosting an “I Have a Choice” tailgate from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Nov. 3 at BB&T Field. All students are invited to attend. The “I Have a Choice” tailgate is part of a campaign to raise alcohol awareness and educate college-age students about the dangers of alcohol abuse, inspiring them to examine their lifestyles and make informed decisions regarding these substances.

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Obama narrowly tops Romney in poll Analysis of campus polling data reveals economy and women’s rights as top issues for students BY IAN RUTLEDGE Executive News Editor With the 2012 presidential election only days away, the campaigns are mobilizing their final push to get supporters out voting early and swaying the undecided voters. One of the constituencies that have seen the campaigns fight hard for their vote is that of the youth voter group. Wake Forest has often been viewed as a more traditional, conservative university in the past, so to see if this stereotype holds true amongst the current student body heading into the election, the Old Gold & Black polled over 500 students on their voting plans and what issues have driven them primarily to the candidate of their choice. Of the 516 respondents to the poll, the polled individuals were primarily female (61.4 percent) and white and non-hispanic (74 percent). Furthermore the majority were affiliated with the Democratic Party (37.4 percent), however, Republican affiliation (33.1 percent) and independent voters

(27.5 percent) did not trail far behind. Out of the 516 respondents, 497 (96.3 percent) stated that they planned on voting in the election, far above the national average for college students. Of those individuals who said they were going to vote, 276 (54.9 percent) asserted that they will be voting for Barack Obama. “That is surprising,” junior Hannah Lavia said. “I feel like the Republicans on campus are much more prominent and vocal.” The poll also revealed that the primary motivating factor in deciding who to vote for is the economy (70.3 percent), distantly followed by women’s reproductive issues (12.4 percent).This outcome is consistent with a Gallup poll from late April of this year, at which point it was predicted that 64 percent of 18-29 year-old voters would support the president in the 2012 election. Whereas, only 29 percent of the same age group would support Mitt Romney. “I think these results shows that Wake students are seeing that the president is putting people over politics and is fighting for students like us each and every day,” College Democrats president Gerard Neely said. “I think it’s interesting,” College Republicans chairman James Rex said. “People vote for different reasons, but I still think Governor Romney is the best choice for America.”

Most important issues for Wake Forest Voters

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The state of the economy was the most important issue for the vast majority of those polled, with women’s issues coming in second.

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The new residence halls and dining facility on North Campus are part of the changes coming to campus for the 2013-14 year.

The other two buildings are the new North Campus residence halls, which will be available for all upperclassmen to register for during housing registration this coming spring. “I think that the wait will be very much worth it,” Jim Alty, associate vice president of Facilities and Campus Services, said. “These new dorms, when it comes to upperclassmen housing registration, will be some of the most desired on campus.” The new residence halls will add exactly 482 new student beds, and each suite will feature a kitchenette. Anywhere between four to eight students will live each suite, as the suits will feature mixes of single and double rooms. “We call them semi-suites,” Donna McGalliard, dean of Residence Life and Housing, said. “When you enter, you will actually have a small living room area that will contain furnishings, like couches and chairs, as well as a dinette, table and chairs. The suites will not be as big as North Campus Apartments living areas, but will be more in line with Martin and Polo.” When students walk into the main level entrance of the new dorms, they will be entering into a large “living room” for the building, similar to the entrance of Polo. Attached to the entrance room will be a media room and a recreation room for student use, as well as a large kitchen. As students progress upward, there will be varying sizes of study rooms and lounges throughout the residence hall. The lounges will also feature kitchens of a larger size, allowing students to gather in these kitchen spaces to study, cook or hang out.

The study rooms, which will vary from small to medium rooms found throughout the building, are going to feature floor to ceiling, wall to wall magnetic white boards for student use. The fourth building, which is currently being built not more than 50 feet from the new residence halls, is the brand new dining hall, which is slated to open in January 2014.

The suites will not be as big as North Campus Apartments living area, but will be more in line with Martin and Polo.” Donna McGalliard

Dean of Residence Life and Housing

Tentatively called the North Dining Facility, the building will feature a second Starbucks, a new but as-of-yet unannounced sit-down restaurant and a new student cafeteria, similar in style to the Pit. This new building will seat, at one time, 300 more students and will also feature outdoor seating that will add 50 to 60 student seats on a good weather day. As of right now, the plan for construction is just to finish the north campus additions. Until the funding comes through, the new Wellness and Recreation Center will be on hold. However, the university is hopeful that, with the help of donations, they can begin construction on the new center in May 2013. “It’s not a complete break, but more of a pause,” Alty said. “The north side of campus, once we finish these projects, will become relatively quiet and then we’ll shift to the east side where the new Wellness and Recreation Center will begin.”

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University struggles with parking issues

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Cuts in parking spaces combined with anger over rules, tickets and increased enforcement have angered many students.

Students express frustration with representatives from Facilities and Parking in SG forum held Oct. 31 BY RENEE SLAWSKY Print Managing Editor On Oct. 31, Student Government and Parking and Management held a forum for students to discuss the concerns they have for parking on campus, with many students focusing on what they perceived as the miscommunication between parking management and the students they serve when it comes to policies and tickets. A lack of parking has been a commonly expressed grievance for months, with many think-

ing that practices and rules have recently changed. However, Alex Crist, director of parking and transportation, assures students that little is new this year. Still, many students feel that they are being targeted by the parking management staff. “As a student, I should be allowed to park my car on campus during unrestricted hours without fear of getting a ticket especially when days before this incident, someone was mugged off Polo Road,” senior Kelley Crow said. “When I have been up early on weekends, there is something so wrong about seeing parking and transportation officers ticketing students at 5 a.m. — something I have in fact seen multiple times — or placing tickets on snowed-in vehicles. It seems that

this is such a profit-seeking institution and someone should step in to stop harassing the students with exorbitant ticket fees.” Most students know about the individual parking spaces that they are not allowed to park in (any “Service vehicle only” space or one that has a sign that says “24/7 reserved”), but what they may not know is that there are certain lots that students are never allowed to park in. Those lots are P, D and C. It is also important to note that students are able to park in spaces outside of the student-designated lots on campus after 5:00 p.m., but they must move their vehicles before 8:00 a.m. the next day. Also, the rule still holds that students are allowed to park in available spaces within the regulated areas. One change that has taken place between last year and this year is that students used to have to move their cars before 7:30 a.m. Through negotiations with Student Government representatives, that deadline has moved back to 8:00 a.m. Regarding registering cars, it is a little known fact that any student who wants to bring his or her car on campus must register it. There are several options on how to do this. The first is the traditional parking pass, be it a residential student, off-campus student or freshman pass. However, if students don’t live on campus and don’t bring their cars onto campus that often, then the “satellite parking permit” is the right choice for them. This is a free pass available to all students that allows them to park on campus after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. To receive a satellite parking pass, students can go to the Parking Management and Transportation office in Alumni Hall. Further, many students have been wondering about the

division between parking management and University Police, which Crist said happened in 2009. Furthermore, all citation procedures and ticket charge amounts can be found in the online handbook, and those have not changed. “[The move was] a good fit because with construction, with new buildings going up, it is good to be part of the facilities and campus services group so I can work with different members about maintenance and tasks like that,” Crist said. In terms of the construction, the campus lost a total of 350 spots. Crist says the changes to this year’s parking plan have been beneficial and he has heard few complaints from freshmen who park in the University Corporate Center, but who can move their cars onto campus on the weekends. All of the university’s measures regarding parking can be found in the Parking Rules and Regulations handbook, which can be accessed from the Facilities and Campus Services website. However, Crist said that the most important things for students to note are the lot designations, times that cars are allowed on campus and registration of vehicles. “I think the main thing for students is to read the rules and regulations,” Crist said. “If you don’t know, you don’t know, but if you read it then you know. And that will help you from getting citations in the future.”At the forum, most students disagreed with Crist, claiming that parking management has failed to properly inform students of the changes that have happened to policy. For example, within the last year parking management began to enforce more stringently night-time and weekend parking rules, yet many students stated they did not hear about the change.

Students tend to be uninformed about local elections Most smaller races have received little attention from youth voters, who focus only on the presidential BY MOLLY DUTMERS Life Editor With Election Day quickly approaching, the majority of students know for whom they are going to vote for in the highly contested presidential race, but the same cannot be said in the case of local elections. A plethora of students switched their voter registration from their home states to North Carolina to vote locally in a swing state. However, the great majority of students likely did not consider that they are going to have to vote in local and statewide elections. They tend to be ill-informed on the candidates, their platforms and the issues. When asked what she knows about local elections, junior Leah Kuck responded, “Pretty much nothing. I’ve seen the occasional campaign sign, but I don’t remember who they are for. We should care but we are too busy to pay attention to what’s happening locally.” There are 28 elections on the Nov. 6 ballot in Forsyth County, including a gubernatorial election and a House of Representatives race. Yet students are not even aware of who is running in these races.

“I switched for the presidential election,” sophomore Emily Cadman said. “I come from a wicked blue state [Mass.] so my vote matters more here.” But when asked about the candidates for the local election, Cadman, like many others, was not yet sure who she is going to vote for because she was unfamiliar with the candidates. However, she feels a civic obligation to become an informed voter and do research before Election Day. John Dinan, professor of political science, is not surprised that several students have decided to switch their voter registration to North Carolina solely to vote in the presidential election. “We tend to think of the presidential election as the big price in American politics,” Dinan said, “but it is certainly not the only prize.” He reminds students that the Senate hangs in the balance in this upcoming election. There are extremely competitive Senate races in states like Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut, where numerous Wake Forest students live. “These elections could be more important than a vote cast in North Carolina for president,” Dinan said. While there are not any Senate seats up for grabs in North Carolina, there are still several important local elections. Including nine executive races in the Council of State, the group of executive officials in the state government who are popularly elected and Charlie Mellies (’08, JD ’11) is running

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Democratic candidate Walter Dalton (left) and Republican candidate Pat McCrory (right) are running in the N.C. gubernatorial race. for N.C. House of Representatives. Senior Bradley Shugoll, a student representative for Partnership with the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Initiative, believes that it is important for students registered in the state of North Carolina to fulfill their civic duties and vote in these local elections. There are several resources for students including visiting the Wake the Vote website ( and by getting a sample ballot on But for some students it may be difficult

to research the candidates less than a week from Election Day. “There is certainly no shame in not voting for an office,” Dinan said. “There is no legal requirement and no other requirement that you should be voting in all offices on the ballot.” However, many students believe that it is their civic duty to vote in this community. “Really you spend the majority of your time in Winston-Salem,” Shugoll said. “It is important to know your local officials.”

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“ on Republican values Student responds to attack Election 2012 | Letter to the Editor

Republican student aims to defend his party and his support for its platforms James Rex

Staff Columnist

Often, when someone speaks with a certain level of absurdity and inflammatory rhetoric, the general public and those of a more developed caliber ignore such sentiments. However, after reading Mr. Lee’s most recent opinion piece entitled “Republican platforms reflect supporters’ values” (Oct. 25, 2012), I have decided to respond to what most would consider both indefensible generalizations and absolute fighting words. Mr. Lee, we live in a country that guarantees not to infringe on our speech; however, our words have consequences, and we have the freedom to feel those repercussions and criticisms. In your article, your overarching argument settles on the problem of stereotyping individuals based upon their race, gender, or sexual preference. However, your article, in the process, stereotypes an individual based upon party affiliation, an affiliation that is not an all-encompassing declaration of values.

Do all Christians hold the tenets of the despicable Westboro Baptist Church and all Muslims hold the tenets of radical jihadism to be true? Typecasting an entire group of people based upon the actions of few doesn’t promote progress; it promotes the stereotyping you are so quick to judge Republicans for engaging in. I have debated you, and you declared my responses in the debate as “being too moderate to be Republican.” Now, sir, if this is the case, then why do I self-identify as a Republican? Why was I elected as the chairman of the College Republicans at Wake Forest? I am a strong fiscal conservative and a proponent of small government. I also believe in traditional values and maintaining the moral code that has created the most advanced country in the world. However, do you honestly believe I don’t value racial equality? Do you actually think I don’t believe women should have the same opportunities and receive the same wages for equal work? If anyone is stuck in a previous era, sir, it is you. If I am a true believer in economic efficiency, then I firmly disagree with racial and gender inequality – it’s just inefficient. If I have a soul (which, contrary to some of your assumptions, I do), then I, on moral grounds, believe in equality in opportunity and wages. To set the record straight, the United States has two federal holidays named after historic individuals: Martin Luther King and Christopher Columbus. Republican President Ronald Reagan signed a bill into law making Martin Luther King Day a federal holiday, and the Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Columbus Day a federal holiday in 1937. A Republican

Our country became great off the backs of men who risked their lives for freedom and signed their own death certificate.”

makes a federal holiday for a proponent of racial equality, and a Democrat venerates a known oppressor of the Native Americans, but somehow Republicans “do not value racial equality.” Additionally, just because I am a white male and a Republican does not mean that “I value fiscal responsibility when it conveniently helps maintain white male hegemony.” That, sir, is racist and I detest such a statement as both offensive and ridiculous. Are all Republicans white and male? The likes of Allen West, Marco Rubio, Condoleezza Rice and Michael Steele seem to run counter to this point and would all find your words not only offensive but just downright hateful. Believing in efficient government and promoting tax policies that seek to create jobs and economic prosperity is hardly built around “maintaining white male hegemony.” Neither the war on drugs nor the war in Iraq relates to fiscal policy; these issues are social and defense policies, respectively. I believe in conservative fiscal policy because it is wise and prudent, not because it promotes a social agenda. Republicans don’t encourage tax breaks for all people. Instead of making the hedge fund manager pay more, let’s have the secretary pay less. I think everyone would like to have a little more money in their pocket instead of in the federal governments’ black hole and I think the government should do their “fair share” in reducing everyone’s tax burden by decreasing reckless government spending.

Without oppression, you have no justification for high tax rates, you have no justification for “fair share,” you have no justification for backward welfare policies. Republicans don’t need oppression to encourage the adoption of fiscal policies; we only need logic. Using emotion, appeals to tradition, and rhetoric doesn’t make good public policy; it makes quick and fast solutions with unsustainable and damaging long run consequences. To summate and clarify, the common narrative of the GOP is personal responsibility for one’s actions and accountability in fiscal policy for government — not because it promotes racial inequality, white hegemony or oppression, but because it is good public policy. Republicans don’t want to hold individuals down by burdensome regulation, high taxes and inefficient government programs; Republicans want to empower individuals to take risks and allow individuals to feel the full consequences of their decisions — both positive rewards and negative punishments. Our country became great off the backs of men who risked their lives for freedom and signed their own death certificate, the Declaration of Independence, in an attempt to be independent from government. You, sir, would rather individuals risk nothing and lose nothing, rather than risk everything to gain liberty. And to this, I firmly call you anti-growth, anti-economy and anti-responsibility. Mr. Lee, the Republican platform only displays one attribute about Republicans — personal responsibility. Any other attribute you ascribe to members of the Republican party is an inappropriate addition to their “ontological nature” and grounds for affixing an additional label to yours — bigot.

“ plans for graduates Candidates propose divergent Election 2012 | Student Debt

Young voters confronted with choosing a college education or empty wallets Hannah Gable Guest Columnist gablhm12@wfu.ed

For more and more college students, the looming loans that await us after our four years unfortunately serve as a point of stress and worry as graduation grows nearer. Not to say that a college education isn’t a valuable investment, but the amount of loans that students continue to incur is escalating. Student debt has now reached $1

trillion in the United States, and in 2011 students that graduated with a bachelor’s degree finished school with an average of $26,600 in loans, according to the Project on Student Debt. In today’s competitive job market, higher degrees have become a necessity. As college students, most of us with some federal or private loans, this is an important issue that may influence who gets our vote for president. How then do the candidates approach the issue of student loan debt? What actions are they proposing? Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s opinions and plans about student debt differ, in part due to the Republican and Democratic parties’ traditional stance on government involvement. Romney argues for less government involvement, while Obama proposes increased government involvement through various loan policies. When asked about the issue of student loan debt, Romney answers that creating

We can assume Obama’s opinion regarding how to handle student debt — he favors a governmental ‘handson’ approach.”

new jobs for America will solve the problem by putting more young Americans back to work, enabling them to repay their loans. At a rally in Manchester, N.H., Romney told the crowd that he doesn’t want to lie to college graduates by telling them the government will give them money for their loans. Instead, Romney explained that he hopes to “get government off your back.” Obama agrees with Romney in that the creation of “good-paying jobs” will also help mitigate the loan crisis. If we look at Obama’s most recent actions, we can assume that he favors a governmental “handson” approach. According to Boston Student Loan Lawyer, the current presidential administration has doubled Pell Grant fund-

ing, signed a law to keep federal loan interest rates low at 3.4 percent and helped to improve Income-Based Repayment. While IBR will not affect those currently paying back federal loans, current and future students will only have to pay 10 percent of their income instead of 15 percent. Furthermore, their loans will be forgiven after 20 years versus 25 years. These programs would have otherwise been unavailable or underutilized if private lenders were still involved. While Romney and Obama both believe that job creation is a possible solution, many students argue that just getting a job isn’t enough to pay the bills and the loan payments. Romney leaves students to handle their loans on their own, without government help. However, given Obama’s track record, it is safe to assume that he will continue to promote and create new federal programs to alleviate student debt. This is something to consider when casting your ballot Nov. 6.

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Voter I.D. laws need to be“enacted and enforced Election 2012 | Voting Laws

Measures should be taken to combat illegal voting and to preserve voters’ integrity Zak Sanfilippo Guest Columnist

Like many of you, I will be casting my ballot on Nov. 6. It will be my first time voting in any election — save for voting in high school for “class president” and “coolest car” — and it is something I’ve been looking forward to doing for a long time. I’m looking forward to finally having my voice heard outside of pointless YouTube comments and meaningless Facebook postings. I will finally have the opportunity to make a difference. The electoral system shows our nation’s commitment to democracy by giving people the power to decide who will run their government. It is a system where all citizens have an equal voice in a fair voting process. Unfortunately, even with all the good in our system, it is not devoid of corruption. There are still many holes in it that can result in votes being counted that should not be. One specific reason for this is the threat

is the presence of non-citizen voters. This is a significant issue. Each non-citizen ballot cancels out a legitimate vote by an American citizen. In something as monumental to our nation’s future as elections, where the leadership and direction of our nation is decided, allowing such activity is inexcusable. Recently, attempts have been made to combat this fraud in Florida. According to US News & World Report, Florida suspected that up to 2,600 registered voters were in the country illegally. The state government also wanted to check the records of 180,000 others. This resulted in the suspected individuals being contacted and required to prove their citizenship to maintain their voting eligibility. But these identifications laws were not limited to the Sunshine State. According to Pew Research Center, Florida and 10 other states, including Hawaii, Michigan, New Hampshire and Tennessee, are in the process of adopting voter I.D. laws. These measures require voters to show photo identification at the polls. But not everyone approves of these measures, mainly because they fear that the poor and minorities would be targeted unfairly. In fact, as reported by, the federal government struck down the attempted actions of Florida and Texas because they were seen as “illegal” and “discriminatory,” which could be attributed to the fact that 87 percent of the questioned voters were minorities. Meanwhile, accord-

If we don’t check identification of voters, any... non-citizen could have a hand in choosing the direction in which this nation goes.”

ing to a poll conducted by Pew Research Center, 71 percent of Latinos support these state laws. Even more significantly, 97 percent of total registered Latino voters and 95 percent of Latino voters registered in states where these laws are being proposed feel assured in their ability to get proper identification to vote. So even the people that opponents claim will be targeted by photo identification laws mostly support required identification in the election process (Pew Research). The truth is that voter corruption knows no discrimination: black, white, Latino, rich, poor — it does not matter who you are or what background you hail from. All citizens are hurt if unauthorized votes are counted along with their own in elections. Every law has its own risks, but they can’t be the only thing taken into account. The overall benefits must also be assessed, and people must ask, “Do the benefits outweigh the risks?” In this case, yes they do. If we don’t check identification of voters, anyone — citizen or non-citizen could have a hand in choosing the direction in which this nation goes. But this issue is not solely limited to noncitizens voting. According to US News &

World Report, cases involving the use of deceased persons or registering twice are also issues. Senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation and former FEC commissioner Hans A. Von Spakovsky cited a case in Troy, N.Y., where feigned absentee ballots likely changed the result of the election in 2009. Spakovsky also cited a 2010 case in Lincoln Country, W.V., that involved the use of fake absentee ballots in a Democratic primary election. Easily prevented crimes like this should never happen in a respectable democracy like ours. It’s true that enacting these laws will not completely rid the voting process of all its ailments, of which there are most likely countless others. Corruption happens in many different forms, and enacting these voter I.D. laws will only solve a piece of the monumental problem present in our electoral system today. But it’s much better than idly standing by as our votes become increasingly meaningless. It’s a step in the right direction and a measure that must be taken if we plan to make our electoral process as fair as possible. So as you go to the ballot box this Election Day, especially if it’s your first time voting, keep in mind how long you have waited for this democratic opportunity — to have the chance to make a positive difference in this nation. Now, do you think that it is fair for an illegal vote to have the ability to cancel out yours?

Word on the Quad Do the mounting costs of a college education outweigh the benefits it could afford the average college student?

“No, especially because the job market is so competitive.” Will McDugald (‘15)

“No, the wealth of knowledge we’ll gain make it worth it.” Devon Bentivegna (‘15)

“No, despite the debt, the payoff is tremendously valuable.” Christopher Hunter (‘15)

“No, education is important for the future of America.” Lisa Anderson (‘15)

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2012 Election HQ Party Platform Overview

From the Right | College Republicans Republican policies solve the economic crisis and foreign diplomacy College Republicans Staff Columnists

The Republican platform can best be described as focusing on growth of the economy, having a real plan for energy independence, being strong on the world stage, and reducing the role of the federal government. Tax increases on many Americans along with meager spending cuts will only slow the economy down and fail to reduce the

debt/deficit. Only through growth can our revenues eclipse our spending costs. By reducing the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, closing loopholes, and lowering individual marginal rates, we hope to spur small business growth, which is the anchor of our economy. When small businesses succeed, America succeeds. Major aspects of the budget include reforming Medicare and Social Security, which should grow slowly in future years, but not affect the benefits of those who depend on these programs today. These programs are also best left at the state level. While many parties advocate an “all of the above” approach to energy, we recognize that true energy independence can only be achieved through economic growth. We must pursue the Keystone XL pipeline as well as expand our natural gas, nuclear and coal resources. We must also let the free market, as opposed to the government, pick and choose

From the Left | College Democrats Democratic platforms hold superior solutions to economic and social issues College Democrats

Staff Columnists Platforms give voters a chance to discover a party’s core principles and values. So while Mitt Romney tells his audience whatever he thinks they want to hear, his party’s platform reveals the true GOP ideology. Meanwhile, Barack Obama’s stump speeches and debate rhetoric line up harmoniously with the Democratic Party platform, which promotes social justice and equality. Marriage Equality The Democratic Party Platform “We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples.”

I hope this fills you with joy. I hope you cheer and welcome the day when your homosexual friends and family members will receive equal treatment under the law. I hope you rejoice in the prospect of an America that values every human being. The Republican Party Platform “We reaffirm our support for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.” I hope this makes your skin crawl. I hope you cringe at their brazen lack of respect for the gay community. I hope you tremble with anger at their blatant desire to smother civil rights. Women’s Health The Democratic Party Platform “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.” I hope you feel secure knowing that you, your mother, your sister and your friends will always have maximum control over their own medical decisions under an Obama administration. I hope you celebrate the women who marched, wrote, and

which green companies succeed. We must curb the EPA’s power in targeting industries to bankruptcy, and with this reduction in unnecessary regulation, we will be closer to true energy independence and even more green options. With our economic growth, we will be able to attract the best and the brightest immigrants from around the world. We advocate streamlining legal immigration and opposing illegal immigration. We must crack down on drug cartels and other criminals that cross our border by improving border security, building more advanced border fencing, and helping Border States enforce national immigration laws. However, national security does not stop at the border. We must keep a military presence throughout the world to the extent that it involves our national interest. We can do this by capping defense at 4 percent of GDP (which is not an immediate spend-

I hope you feel secure knowing that you ... will always have ... control over their own medical decisions under the Obama administration.”

sacrificed to claim control over their own bodies. The Republican Party Platform “We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of innocent human life.” I hope you panic at the thought of Mitt Romney’s Supreme Court Justice nominees. I hope you weep for the women who have struggled for equality, yet might lose all they have fought for under a Republican president. Taxation The Democratic Party Platform “President Obama and Democrats in Congress cut taxes for every working family, putting more money in the pockets of Americans who need it most. A typical family has saved $3,600 during his first term. Now he’s fighting to stop middle class families and those aspiring to join the middle class from seeing their taxes

ing increase of $2 billion) and strengthening our relationships around the world. We must also keep a watchful eye on Russia and China in order to make sure that these countries do not threaten the US militarily or financially. One of the most important aspects of our platform is the reduction of the role of the federal government in all of our lives. We believe the states are better suited to tackle to issues of Medicare, Social Security, abortion, same-sex marriage and energy exploration, among other issues. In short, we think it is cost effective for the federal government to practice reduced federal government involvement. With a platform based on financial and global strength, with these improved policies we can look forward to a stronger and more powerful America. This column was written by the College Republican Executive Board.

go up and to extend key tax relief for working families and those paying for college, while asking the wealthiest and corporations to pay their fair share. That is why we will always vigorously oppose the type of tax reform supported by Mitt Romney, which independent experts have found would require raising taxes on typical families with children by at least $2,000 if it were paid for. At the same time, Mitt Romney’s plan would cut taxes for those making over $3 million by an average of $250,000 and would create incentives that will lead to hundreds of thousands of jobs going overseas at the expense of American workers.” I hope you love “We the people” who struggle everyday for a better life. I hope you applaud the president for the respect he gives the blue-collar workers who manicure your lawns and mend your fences. The Republican Party Platform “Taxes, by their very nature, reduce a citizen’s freedom.” I hope this breaks your heart. I hope you vote blue.

This column was written by Engkish graduate student Jordan Lee.


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The Demon Deacon’s past Wake’s unique mascot holds iconic value to the campus

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The Deacon has not only been an icon for Wake Forest sports in the area, but also a nationally recognized representation of Wake Forest.


NBA Preview for 2012-13 Expect to see many of the same teams competing for playoff spots this season

BY MATT POPPE Online Managing Editor The Demon Deacons. The name immediately draws the attention of any outsider, as Wake Forest undoubtedly has one of the most unique mascot names in all of college athletics. Wake has not always been referred to as the Demon Deacons, however, and one must go back nearly a century to discover where the name actually originated. Wake Forest College began its athletics programs with a much different and generic logo: a tiger. Wake donned a tiger on its college badge for many years, and many believe this to be the origin of the colors “old gold” and black that have been used since 1895. The name would eventually fade as the team became more commonly referenced as “the Baptists” or “Old Gold and Black.”

Press Box | Basketball

of top-10 finishes for junior 4 Number Nicole Irving in her four races earned by Wake in the Blue Ridge 44 Points Open, enough for a first place finish of freshman on the team, out of 8 Number 17 total runners runners that finished in the top-50 at the ACC Championships 2 Wake



Sophomore Allison Emrey carded her first underpar round as a Demon Deacon in the opening round of the Landfall Tradition. Her 1-under score of 71 consisted of three birdies and just a single bogey. It left her tied for fifth place going into the second round. In her freshman season, Emrey was third on the team in scoring, and this year has bumped her average up to second overall.

When the Boston Celtics gave away what seemed like half of their roster in 2006 to acquire Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, they were doing more than just making adjustments heading into the season. That summer triggered the beginning of the “mega-roster” construction era as we have seen many teams follow suit with the idea of building star-powered line-ups while sacrificing depth. The Miami Heat perfected the approach as LeBron James and Chris Bosh teamed up with Dwyane Wade to claim an NBA Championship last season with relative ease, and many teams have been trying their own hand at building star-studded rosters ever since.

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{SPORTS WORDS} “We went into this game saying, ‘If we don’t give up a goal, we can’t lose.’” -Aubrey Bledsoe On the women’s soccer team’s over time win over the Duke Blue Devils

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The Demon Deacons advance to the semi-finals by defeating Duke. Last year, Duke beat Wake in the College Cup.

Marisa Park and the Demon Deacons women’s soccer team needed just one moment, one chance to turn the tide at the Oct. 28 ACC Championships quarterfinal match against Duke at Spry Stadium. Wake Forest struggled to possess the ball in regulation, spending much of its time on the defensive, but managed to keep the Blue

Devils (12-5-2) off the scoreboard and send the game into overtime tied 0-0. However, the golden-goal overtime period was short and sweet for the Demon Deacons (13-4-3). Just 52 seconds into extra time, senior midfielder Marisa Park slammed a Katie Stengel cross past goalkeeper Tara Campbell and into the back of the net. The shot sent the Demon Deacons into the ACC semifinals with a bang. The goal was the fastest overtime tally in school history and just the second on the season for Park. “Katie made a great run taking out five Duke defenders,” Park said.“I was just in the right place at the right time.” The two teams played a highly

contested first half that resulted in just one good chance for both sides. In the 12th minute, Laura Weinberg, Duke’s leading scorer, ripped a shot on net that junior goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe was able to tip over the crossbar, which was a huge break for the Deacs. It was one of her seasonhigh six saves en route to her seventh shutout of the season. “It has been a while since we have gotten a shutout,” Bledsoe said. “We went into this game saying, ‘If we don’t give up a goal, we can’t lose.’” Wake Forest’s chance came in the 40th minute when Stengel drove through the entire Duke shot that missed just wide.

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Lovell “Scooby” Jackson BY TY KRANIAK Sports Editor

hopefully I’ll try out for a NFL team, and if not, I’m looking forward to getting into the real world. If you could go back in time, would you have redshirted your freshman year? I definitely would have redshirted. I feel like it was the best opportunity of my life. I got to learn the offense, and I got to play a couple of different positions. I feel that it gave me a chance to grow as a player and as a person.

Redshirt senior Lovell Jackson known as “Scooby” has become a speedy player for the Demon Deacons in the past few years. The Tampa, Fla., native finished sixth in the ACC last season in kickoff return average per kick, and is fourth on the team in receptions. Scooby talks about his football experience at Wake Forest and how he got his nickname.

How did you get the nickname “Scooby?” Well, it was in my family for a while, and it stuck. One day, my nephew called me “Uncle Scoob.” It has stuck ever since then and rolled with me through high school.

What made you come to Wake Forest over the other schools that recruited you? The atmosphere. It is a very familyoriented atmosphere, and I felt right at home when I came to visit. I did not feel like just another player here, but rather a part of the team.

Obviously, you would like to make it to a bowl game this year. What is a realistic expectation and a goal that the team is looking for? A realistic expectation is that we are looking to win. We are not just focused on a specific bowl. We just go out there every Saturday, play as hard as we can and hope for the best.

What is your prime motivation that drives you to succeed at football? I think about my family and I want the team to do better. So, when I’m out there I’m not just out there for me, but I’m there for my team, my family and for the coaches.

If you could play for any NFL team, which would it be and why? Any team that is willing to take a chance and offer me an opportunity to play, I’m down. [Although] I did watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers growing up .

What are your plans after graduation? After graduation, I plan on going into training for the [NFL] combine. If things go the way they are supposed to,

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Wake Forest baseball begins fall practice sessions in 2012

Junior point guard Chelsea Douglas scored 14 points as part of the women’s basketball team’s 88-53 victory over Anderson. Five Demon Deacons reached double figures in the exhibition game, and the defense forced 32 turnovers. As part of their offensive explosion, the team shot over 51 percent from the field and hit half of their 3 point attempts. The second half saw the Deacons score 20 points in just four minutes. Wake Forest will open the regular season Nov. 11 against Coppin State.

After a successful 2012 campaign, the Wake Forest baseball team began practicing for 2013 Oct. 27. The Deacons’ practice schedule for the next two months will include a week-long trip to the Dominican Republic in December. While there, the team will play six games against local competition. The regular season will not start until Feb. 15 when Wake Forest will play a doubleheader in Monroe, La. The team will face off against Alcorn State and Louisiana-Monroe.

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Wake Forest faces a struggling Boston College Wake football looks to rebound after tough loss to Clemson on national TV BY NICK WELDON Staff Writer “I think we have some teams that are beatable coming up in the schedule,” junior nose guard Nikita Whitlock said, following Wake Forest’s 42-13 loss to Clemson. “We have two games to win, at least, in order to be bowl eligible.” Whitlock is right. The Demon Deacons still need two victories to have a chance at reaching a bowl game this winter. However, contrary to what the Wylie, Texas native says, with the strength of their remaining schedule, this might not be possible. Their future opponents include No. 3 Notre Dame, a N.C. State squad that dealt Florida State its only loss and a Vanderbilt team that played respectable games against No. 7 Florida and No. 8 South Carolina. But before all these games comes a Nov. 3 home matchup against Boston College, the most beatable of the group. The Eagles just won their first ACC game last weekend, against Maryland, who has resorted to playing a true freshman linebacker at quarterback due to injuries. Wake Forest lost to this same Maryland squad just a month ago. A year ago when the Demon Deacons traveled to Chestnut Hill, they narrowly escaped with a 27-19 victory. This year the Eagles will make the trip down south to BB&T Field, where the result could very well be the same. At times, Boston College has played like the Wake Forest team of last year — they put up 31 points against Clemson and lost by just two scores. Then, two

weeks later, they got blown out by Florida State in Tallahassee, but they did at least manage to find the endzone, unlike the Demon Deacons of this year. The game will ultimately come down to the performance of junior quarterback Tanner Price and the offense, which at the moment is faced with more questions than answers. Will the makeshift offensive line be able to protect Price? Will the wide receivers prove they are meant to play their position and actually catch the ball? Will the team convert on a tough third-down play? The success of the offense will also heavily depend on the health of its one true playmaker, redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Campanaro. After missing two games with a broken hand, the flanker returned several weeks early to take on Clemson. He finished with a respectable six catches for 56 yards. He is the team’s only receiver that doesn’t drop balls at an alarmingly high rate. As for Boston College’s offense, Wake Forest will have to keep up with an explosive unit that ranks 34th in the nation in passing yards, averaging just under 280 yards per game. Junior Chase Rettig leads the attack, having already eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark this season. He has thrown 15 touchdowns compared to just five interceptions. His favorite target is fellow junior Alex Amidon, who has exploded for almost 60 catches and nearly 1,000 yards on the year. Shutting down this duo, along with stimulating his own offense, will be among head coach Jim Grobe’s greatest challenges in preparing for the game. “We have a chance to win games,” Grobe said. “We just have to play better and coach better.” Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done.

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons hope for a good result against the Boston College Eagles Nov. 3 for the last home game.

Press Box: Celtics, Clippers and Thunder expect success Continued from Page 11

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Dwight Howard is hoping to bring a championship trophy to the city of Los Angeles in his first season with the Lakers.

The newest team to take this approach is the Los Angeles Lakers. The acquisitions of All-Star center Dwight Howard and perennial play-maker Steve Nash make the Lakers the best team in the Western Conference and place them in the top tier of teams in the league alongside the Miami Heat. While the Heat, who added the sharp shooting guard Ray Allen in the offseason, and Lakers are the likely favorites to make the finals this year, there are some teams that still pose a strong threat to these goliaths. The Los Angeles Clippers are a team that will be playing for more than another play-off appearance this season. With point guard Chris Paul’s contract coming to a close, the Clippers will be looking to have the type of season that will not only satisfy the Wake Forest alumnus, but convince him to resign and maintain ties with Blake Griffin and Clipperland. For this reason, the Clippers will be an aggressive team this season vying for a top spot heading into the playoffs. As the raw talent in Griffin and DeAndre Jordan continues to develop under the tutelage of veterans Chauncey Billups and Caron Butler, the Clippers will only improve upon their already impressive 40-26 finish last season. The Oklahoma City Thunder is a team that has avoided the emerging concept of “roster stack-

ing” and has found success through depth and home grown talent. With the duo of two-time scoring champion Kevin Durant and high flying point guard Russell Westbrook at the helm, the Thunder epitomizes team chemistry. The recent acquisition of guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb cost the Thunder the reigning Sixth Man of the Year in James Harden, but added even greater depth to this roster that is poised to make another run deep into the post season. While the original “Big 3” of Boston has aged and is no longer intact, the Celtics are a team that has quietly put together one of the most productive off seasons in the league. After losing Ray Allen, the C’s quickly signed three point shooting specialist Jason Terry and versatile swingman Courtney Lee. These moves, in tandem with the return of the talented forward Jeff Green, who missed all of last season after needing heart surgery, provide the Celtics with a deep bench to accompany their already talented starting five. The big question looming is whether or not Kevin Garnett can hold his own in the post. If he can, the Celtics will once again be contenders for the title. With Derrick Rose still injured and likely to miss a good portion of the season, the Chicago Bulls are a household name you will likely not see on the court this spring. While the Clippers, Thunder and Celtics were all threatening to upset the monolith that is the Miami Heat last season, you can expect them to be back at it this season with even greater intensity.

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Wake shuts out South Carolina at final home game of season BY TYLER KUKLA Staff Writer The Wake Forest men’s soccer team remains undefeated at home in non-conference play after dominating the South Carolina Gamecocks in an intense 3-1 senior night win Oct. 27 at Spry Stadium. The Deacs outshot the Gamecocks 21-12 and outcornered them 12-2 in the victory. Although the inspired Wake Forest team maintained authority for what seemed like the entire game, an early defensive mishap gave South Carolina the quick lead after a bullet of a shot by Gamecock senior defender Mike Mangotic. The shot barely snuck past freshman goaltender Andrew Harris in what was just his second collegiate start. But the Demon Deacons, who have outscored their opponents this year 33-13, did not let the goal faze them. “I think we were dominating from the beginning,” head coach Jay Vidovich said. “We didn’t stutter, we just kept pushing a little bit harder and we found our goals.” Those goals were uncovered by junior midfielder/ forward Luca Giminez and sophomore forward Sean Okoli, who ultimately gave the Deacs a 2-1 lead going into halftime. Okoli continues to lead the team in goals scored with nine on the season. After a rare run of six corner kicks in a five min-

ute span in the second half, freshman midfielder/ forward Michael Gamble was set up for the cherrytopper goal from the front of the net. He was assisted by 17-year-old freshman midfielder/forward Colin Martin, who tacked on his second assist of the game to bring him to a team leading five assists on the season. “It was great that we had a big result for [our seniors],” Vidovich said after the game.“They’ve been a big part of our leadership. They tasted a lot of success as freshman with the final four, and they’re trying to lead us back in that direction.” This year’s seniors, despite having an impressive regular season, are not yet satisfied. “An ACC Championship and a National Championship would be the perfect ending,” senior defender Anthony Arena said. “We’ve been able to work very hard and build a pretty good team this year and it’s great to see hard work pay off in the end.” Eight seniors, Anthony Arena, Luciano Delbono, Michael Lisch, Andy Lubahn, Ben Newnam, Andrew Powell, Jake Schemper and Danny Wenzel, were honored in the senior night festivities before the game. The Demon Deacons have just one more regular season game against the top-ranked Maryland Terrapins Nov. 1 at Spry Stadium. “We’re going to have to be able to play at a faster pace… and play in very uncomfortable situations,” Vidovich said, looking forward to the game against the Terrapins. “Maryland is just an impressive team…we’re going to have to be able to deal with that.” Vidovich has now put up 17 ten-or-more win seasons in his 19 years at Wake Forest, and he hopes to secure his 11th win of the year against the undefeated Terrapins. The Demon Deacons, after hosting Maryland, should enter the ACC tournament Nov. 5 with home-field advantage. They are currently ranked third in the ACC with 12 total points (behind Maryland and North Carolina), but that will not hinder their ambition to be the best.

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Junior Jared Watts has two goals and four assists this season with Wake Forest. He is from Statesville, N.C.

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The Demon Deacon nickname was first coined in the Nov. 16, 1923, issue of the Old Gold & Black by editor Mayon Parker (‘24).

However, this would all change in the fall of 1923. The school had just hired Henry “Hank” Garrity to coach the school’s football and basketball teams. Garrity brought immediate success to both programs and, in fact, still holds the school record for the highest winning percentage among head coaches. The Wake Forest football team under Garrity’s direction was in the midst of its best season to-date and had just defeated in-state rival Trinity, now known as Duke University by a 16-6 score. With the team having such unprecedented success, editor Mayon Parker (’24) of the Old Gold & Black, felt that the previous nicknames for the squad would not suffice. Parker looked to come up with a name that represented the new essence of the football team. He then made one of the most important decisions of his career and in Wake Forest history as he referred to Garrity’s team as the “Demon Deacons.” The name was an instant hit. Wake Forest news director Henry Belk soon took up the Deacon name and began using it in the school’s news releases.

It was just a matter of time before the name spread and was a common term for Wake athletic teams. However, the nickname remained just a title for nearly two decades. It was not until 1941 that the school saw a personification of the Demon Deacon. Jack Baldwin (’43) and many of his fraternity brothers saw the need for a real mascot on the field. After a dare by another fraternity brother, Baldwin took action and gathered an old tuxedo, top hat and umbrella to create his representation of a Baptist Deacon. In the Oct. 25 game against the rival North Carolina Tar Heels, Baldwin led the football team out, riding the Carolina ram. The Deacs would win the game 13-0, and the mascot and nickname were there to stay. The Demon Deacon has obviously changed its appearance over the years, but the name remains the same and continues to hold a tradition that is special to the Wake Forest community, even as the university made the move to Winston-Salem in 1956. The Deacon continues to be recognized around the country as one of the most distinctive and unusual mascots in all of college sports. The Demon Deacons have faced the Blue Devils and Tar Heels many times in the rivaled “Tobacco Road” matchups, but if it had not of been for an editor’s witty nickname and a fraternity brother’s dare on the gridiron, Wake would still be rooting for the Baptists on Saturday afternoons.

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Hurricane Sandy spoils final tourney of season Heavy rain cancels final rounds of tournament as Deacs finish in seventh BY DANIEL CONDE Staff Writer

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Sophomore Marissa Dodd was one of six Wake Forest competitors. She finished 9-over par and tied for 78th place overall.

Though Hurricane Sandy inflicted severe physical devastation for the east coast, it was sure to also have affected the golf-playing conditions in Wilmington, N.C. from Oct. 26-28. The Wake Forest women’s golf team opened the first round of the Landfall Tradition tournament with a 12-over par score of 300. However, heavy rain and extreme wet conditions halted the final two rounds of the tournament. The Demon Deacons finished tied for seventh and sophomore Allison Emrey posted a top five finish shooting one-under par. “We were disappointed after such a strong start on Friday that we couldn’t complete this tournament,” Emrey, who shot her lowest Emrey round of her collegiate career, said. “However, I feel we did very well as team finishing seventh in a very competitive field.” Oct. 27 play was halted after 11 holes, and with heavier rain occurring the night of Oct. 27, officials concluded the tournament with only 18 holes recorded. Oklahoma State placed first in the tournament after its team shot a four-over par 292 on Oct. 26.

Texas Tech’s Kimberly Kaufman was crowned champion after she shot a bogeyfree, five-under par in the first round. Although the tournament was shortened to simply one round, the Deacons found many positives in their last tournament before the spring season “Last year we had problems with slow starts on the first day,” Emrey said. “We’ve been

We’ve been working a lot on our short games and staying motivated, so we come out strong in every first round we play.” Allison Emrey Sophomore

working a lot on our short game, and staying motivated, so we come out strong in every first round we play.” Junior Olafia Kristindottir finished tied 23rd in the tournament with a score of two-over par. She concluded the fall season averaging a score of 75, putting her three-over par. Emrey also proved impressive averaging a 75, while sophomore Marissa Dodd finished with an average of 77, five-over par. With the next tournament beginning on Feb. 11 at Palos Verdes, Calif., Wake heads into a long off-season before the start of their spring season. As Emrey notes, the team looks to improve each day and stay motivated for the up-coming season. “I think we as a team will do fantastic in the spring, I’m very excited,” Emrey said. “That being said, we definitely have to stay focused, and practice competitively each and every day. We’re going to act like it’s a real tournament to get us ready for the big season ahead of us.”

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That opportunity was also the Deacs’ only shot of the half. Wake Forest was outshot by Duke 8-1 in the first half and 13-5 in regulation before winning the game on its only attempt of the overtime period. The Blue Devils dominated play for much of the second half, putting constant pressure on Bledsoe and the Demon Deacon backline. However, the Deacs refused to break down, stopping everything that came their way. Duke created its best chance of the second half came in the 83rd minute when junior Mollie Pathman found space down the sideline to cross the ball into the box. Her pass found the head of a diving Kim DeCesare, Stengel but the forward was unable to control her header, which failed to trouble Bledsoe. “We deserved better than that, but that is what happens in this game,” Duke head coach Robbie Church said. “I just feel so sick for our kids.” The contest almost never reached the overtime period. In the waning seconds of regulation, Stengel found midfielder Ally Berry on the near side of the box.

Berry played a pass in front of the net, which rolled through the defense and found Lee Page, but the junior’s wide-open shot was stopped by a diving Campbell to keep Duke in the game. All four higher-seeded teams protected home field advantage and were victorious in the quarterfinal round. “We wanted to defend our home turf because that is something we have been working on all season,” Park said. With the win, the Demon Deacons have now eliminated the Duke Blue Devils from the ACC tournament the past two seasons

Katie made a great run taking out five Duke defenders. I was just in the right place at the right time.” Marisa Park Senior midfielder

and advanced to the semifinal round in three consecutive seasons. Wake Forest will compete for its third straight trip to the ACC finals when it takes on second-seeded Maryland Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park located in Cary, N.C. The Deacs dropped a heartbreaker to the Terrapins 2-1 earlier this season at Spry Stadium, but feel confident going into their semifinal match.

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Senior Marisa Park from Great Falls, Va., netted the game winner for the Deacs against Duke. It was her second goal of the season.

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Is Drinking Making You Dumb?

Studies demonstrate that students’ heavy drinking negatively affects the brain as well as study habits BY MOLLY DUTMERS Life Editor It’s Friday night. The fraternity lounges are crowded, and the parties are stockpiled with enough alcohol to keep the celebration going until the morning. Most students at Wake Forest take these types of evenings to unwind and indulge. But numerous students at the university have adopted the dangerous “drink to get drunk attitude,” and when the time rolls around to get back to the books, they are struggling. When trying to remember vocabulary words, chemical structures and mathematical formulas, they realize that they are having more difficulty remembering information than they used to. It is not surprising that alcohol affects the brain during consumption and in the immediate aftermath, but most students do not take into consideration the longterm effects when they are grabbing that Solo cup of punch on the weekends. Alcohol intake impacts multiple areas of the brain during consumption, including the frontal lobes which control decision-making, the cerebellum which coordinates movement and the amygdala, which controls emotions. A recent survey of 1,117 university students was conducted by, an online alcohol and drug education program that all Wake Forest students are required to complete in HES courses, and starting with the class of 2016, prior to entry to the university. According to the survey, from June 1 to Oct. 29, 28 percent of the students interviewed are high-risk drinkers. This means that on one occasion in the past two weeks, they had consumed more than four drinks if they were females and five drinks if they were males. Consuming alcohol at the rate that many students on this campus (and campuses throughout the nation do) can inhibit the ability to learn as well as lead to long-term effects on the hippocampus, the area of the brain that controls the memory and the formation of new memory. According to Terry Blumenthal, professor of psychology, consuming alcohol excessively or even routinely can harm your ability to create new memory and maintain your current memory. “There is an accumulation of damage from repeated high level exposure (to alcohol),” Blumenthal said. “You may still be functional, and even smart, but you will not be as smart as you might otherwise have been.” Alcohol also inhibits the brain’s ability to perform Long Term Potentiation (LTP). Blumenthal explains in layman’s terms that LTP is long-term memory formation. “When you learn something, it becomes a permanent long term memory because certain cells in your brain

change a little, by increasing the number or sensitivity of specific proteins in the cell membranes,” Blumenthal said. Alcohol also blocks glutamate, a neurotransmitter that aids in the consolidation of information. While it is a common misconception that drinking alcohol or consuming other illicit substances kills your brain cells, above average alcohol consumption actually shrinks brain cells because it alters neurons. This results in brain mass shrinking, affecting a myriad of cognitive functions like memory and learning ability. Alcohol consumption also correlates to grade point average. According to, alcohol consumption is statistically linked to academic performance. “A students” generally drink about four alcoholic beverages per week. Students with “B” grade point averages consume about six drinks, and students with “D” or “F” averages imbibe 10 drinks a week. “Wake Wednesday” and “Thirsty Thursday” festivities are especially detrimental to students’ learning ability and grades because they oftentimes prevent students from either attending class or paying attention and absorbing the information being presented to them in class. After a night of drinking, students may wake up with an increased blood alcohol content, which could cause them to roll back over in their beds and try and sleep off their impending hangover instead of going to class. If students do decide to go to class, their mind is most likely elsewhere. “After a night of going out, I feel like my mind is not really involved in my class,” a university sophomore said. “My notes are always all scribbly and I am focusing on external distractions like how terrible I feel or not getting sick.” Another student added that it is hard to tell if their GPA would be better if they did not drink. But she said, “I think I would have a better attention span. Also, I’ve learned that I’m more productive when I’m less hungover.” Spending the day in bed recuperating from a night of drinking is equally detrimental. If you spend the day lounging in bed, your sleep cycle is thrown off. This hampers the brain’s ability to engage in REM sleep, which also prevents that formation of long-term memory and may cause jumpiness, insomnia, anxiety and fatigue in the

following days. While Wake Forest certainly does merit the nickname “Work Forest,” students do not have to turn to alcohol to relieve their stresses. “There is a work hard and play hard mentality that many students have they feel,” Lavi Wilson, the university’s substance abuse prevention coordinator said. “If they study hard they should be able to have fun and associate drinking with fun There have been studies that correlate alcohol use and stress and actually that is a question that I ask students if they use alcohol to relax, if so why, and attempt in assisting in finding healthier coping skills.”

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Concert Review | Big Sean

Rap stars entertain in G-boro Oct. 27 concert featured artists like Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Trey Songz BY TAYLOR DOW Contributing Writer Hip-hop is in a strange place right now. Nowhere was this more evident than on Oct. 27 at the Greensboro Coliseum where Elle Varner, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Trey Songz and Young Jeezy shared a stage. There was a celebratory vibe in the arena throughout the concert as raucous party music punctuated a night of intense head bobbing and dancing. Elle Varner started things off by orchestrating a 20 minute set, which saw her switching between ballads and club songs. She even took a few minutes to use a rhythmic guitar in a

couple of her songs. However, the biggest response she received all night was when she sang the first verse of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” during her set’s final minutes. The crowd, most of which were firmly planted in their seats during her set, had all stood up by the time she was done and the applause she received made it clear that by the end of the night that she had proven herself as the opening act. The positive reception was much more immediate for Big Sean, who sprinted through recent hits for his 30 minute set. Beginning with his verse on the “I Don’t Like” remix, he kept the crowd’s energy at a maximum. He also proved that he is just as playful in concert as he is on songs. In between recounting stories of people telling him he would never amount to anything and sending warm regards to the ladies in attendance, Sean made

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Though Trey Songz catered to the female audience members, he still entertained all attendees when he sang his classic hits.

sure to keep the momentum going. He put a sense of celebration in motion and maintained it with ease. What was most surprising during the concert was 2 Chainz’s reception. It was by far the most enthusiastic of the night. It also showed that despite their knowledge of his lyrical incoherency, the crowd just wanted to have fun. And that is exactly what they got. Even though he overstayed his welcome by a few songs, 2 Chainz had the whole arena in a state of frenzy. Every single one of his strikingly similar bass heavy club bangers drew a great fist pump-fueled response. By the time his set was over, it seemed like only a matter of minutes until the deafening shrieks started and Trey Songz emerged onstage. His entire set pandered to the ladies in attendance, and while most guys seemed ticked, the ladies loved him. He performed tracks from early in his career like “Can’t Help but Wait” and rock-tinged versions of songs like “Bottoms Up.” Even after his set was over and a large number of the women in attendance headed for the exits, the party in the arena was still going on. Young Jeezy came out and blazed through a half decade’s worth of hits. Of those, songs from his first album garnered the most obvious crowd approval. He had the best stage presence of any of the performers and relied less on humor than any of them too. Instead, he emulated the tried and true method of letting his catalogue and raspy delivery speak for itself. The celebration continued, and the audience loved it. As the crowd finally made its mass exodus after nearly three hours of performances, the arena’s halls were filled with nothing but excited chatter.

Steakhouse offers fine dining BY COLLIN PALMER Contributing Writer Ryan’s Restaurant (no, not the buffet chain) is a steakhouse located about five minutes from the university campus that serves steaks, seafood and other types of fine dining menu options. The restaurant has been locally owned and operated since 1981. It is located on Coliseum Drive, but it is a little difficult to find. The restaurant is nestled into a wooded area, providing a pleasant and natural feel to the dining experience. The inside of the restaurant is composed of dark woods, comfortable seating, a bar area with a fireplace, large windows overlooking forestry and numerous levels. Overall, the location and appearance of the restaurant provide a welcoming and

homey environment for enjoying good food and good company with family and friends. My parents took me to Ryan’s over Family Weekend — and I absolutely loved it. I ordered the “Surf and Turf ” special: a filet mignon and lobster tail (the most expensive thing on the menu, but hey, I was trying to take advantage of the opportunity while my parents were in town). Before we got our meal, hot bread and little squares of butter were provided. The filet and lobster were both perfectly cooked. The filet didn’t even need any sort of steak sauce, and the lobster was accompanied with hot, drawn butter. As a side, I ordered pommes frites, which are basically just really thin French fries, and I loved those too. To finish off my meal, I ordered the crème brulee, which I promptly devoured. The waitress was courteous and prompt, and I really could not have asked for a better dining experience.


Shit Wake kids say

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“Why do I have an accounting midterm on Nov. 1?” “I’m so happy that Halloween is on a Wake Wednesday this year.” “Like they said in Mean Girls, Halloween is the one day of the year that you can dress like a slut and no one will judge you.” “Does anyone know what Halloween dinner in the Pit entails? Because eating there is already pretty frightening.”

Top tracks from Wake Radio “Shock Notice” by Solid Gold “Dark Am I” by The Last Bison “Side by Side” by Cuff the Duke “Heaven Hangs” by The Barbaras “Beat Up Radio” by Tracksuit “Perfect Darkness” by Fink “Tell All Your Friends” by Chad Valley

Restaurant Review | Ryan’s Restaurant

Nearby restaurant is a good dining option for a celebratory meal out on the town or during a parental visit



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The menu at Ryan’s is not particularly lengthy, but that’s a good thing because they specialize in what they do offer. Appetizers include Oysters Rockefeller and mac and cheese. Soups and salads include French onion soup and Ryan’s house salad. House specialties consist of roasted chicken breast and pork chops. Asparagus and a baked potato are offered as sides. Steaks and seafood consist of filets, strips and rib eyes along with mahi mahi, salmon and lobster tails. While Ryan’s is expensive, the food and experience is worth it. I highly recommend it for anniversaries, parties or a nice date. Ryan’s is not a viable option for a broke college student, but when parents are in town, or when some money is saved up, take advantage of the opportunity to get a great meal. Ryan’s is open Monday through Saturday, reservations are accepted. Casual attire is fine to wear, but you should dress up nicely because a nice meal deserves some respect. I give it 4.5/5 stars.

5,4,3,2,1 with Dave Samsel Five things you do not know about your Student Government secretary 5. Halloween is my favorite holiday. 4. I’ve never broken a bone in my body. 3. I went to J.Crew for the first time this summer and have yet to purchase any J.Crew clothes. 2. I prefer Google over Apple. 1. Lip synching is my art. (Mostly because you do not want to hear me sing.)

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He said, She said | The Relationship Label

Relationships: Come and put your name on it Students discuss how important a label really is in a relationship and what comes along with it BY PHILLIP WEINSTEIN Contributing Columnist When asked if relationships need a label, the answer is clear. In the words of freshman Dan Allen, “Yes, because that means you’re committed, because if you’re not willing to put a label on it, that means you are looking for other options.” He could not be more on target. Promiscuity can and does happen not only in relationships, but also marriages, a sacred bond that two people are supposed to share for the rest of their lives. If individuals are able to cheat in those circumstances, then not even having a labeled relationship allows either party to cheat. Some individuals make a big deal over whether a relationship is “Facebook official” or not, but fellow freshman William Neinast states that, “If you are not secure enough to publicize the relationship, maybe you shouldn’t be in one.” If someone is not willing to be publicly comfortable with stating that they are in a relationship with another individual, why be in one in the first place? No one should be ashamed of who they are dating because they would not be dating them (at least hopefully) if they did not like the individual. The idea that an open relationship can work is just an idea that one side of the couple brings up so that they can seek out other options.

If you like the person that you are with, why would there be a need to have even the possibility of seeing other people? At the end of the day, it is clear that a real relationship needs a label. People should be proud of who they are dating, not shy about it. If you are willing to look for other options, then it is obvious that the person that you are with is not an individual that you care enough about to be exclusive for, and in that case should not date them. There is no need to string them along, as that will just hurt them in the end and cause problems for everyone involved.

saddening and, to some, embarrassing. Is Facebook worth this additional emotional drain? I can see how some people may argue that by putting their relationship on Facebook then other guys and girls know to back off, but this is not true. Girls will continue flirting with your guy and guys will continue hitting on your girl. What about here at the Forest? It seems that we have a wide variety of “things.” From what I’ve noticed, several of the freshman boys come in with girlfriends, break up around Thanksgiving and Christmas, and are single for a while. Though they have

minor flings here and there, they seem to shy away from any official labels until junior and senior year come around. Girls, on the other hand, seem to be looking for that security blanket that comes with an ongoing thing — whether it be exclusivity, dating, or being in a labeled relationship. I believe that labels do not matter. The important things are how you feel and how you are treated. At the end of the day, you are not in a relationship to please others — you are in a relationship because the other person makes you happy.

BY NIKI MAKKINEJAD Staff Columnist Are you a thing? Fling? Are you just hooking up or exclusive? Are you in a relationship? Do you even need to label it? I believe that as long as you are happy, it is not necessary to label your “thing.” Your label only tells others what you are. There are so many different labels: hooking up, flings, friends with benefits, dating, together, exclusive and in a relationship. You cannot force labels, they happen over time. There is also a lot of overlap between these labels. Being in a relationship is arguably the same thing as being exclusive, right? You still hang out, hook up and aren’t doing that with others. Here is another question: what do you do about your Facebook relationship status? Some people enjoy immediately advertising their relationships on Facebook, others, not so much. Though it may be exciting to put your relationship on Facebook and get all those likes, changing it back to single can be

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Finance Column | Saving Smart

How to stop spending money and start saving Student offers many useful tips for how to begin saving more money for a debt-free future after college. BY CAROLINE MURRAY Staff Columnist

Even disregarding the fact that Wake Forest is one of the most expensive postsecondary private institutions in the country, college students just don’t have money. And no, your Mommy and Daddy’s credit cards and monthly account transfers do not count. Hell, I work four jobs, have full-time student status and I still struggle to send my cell phone payment to my mom and balance my monthly grocery store budget. Hmm, maybe I should stop that weekly gin and tonic routine at Tate’s. It’s almost unheard of, but not impossible, that a college student comes out ahead upon receiving his or her diploma. Such financial depletion is virtually unavoidable in college, but you can still

be on the plus side with your money. It all comes down to saving and how you choose to dispose of your income (I’ll cover budgeting another time). Granted, you don’t have to start building up your retirement quite this early, but start saving now. It doesn’t matter if you have a savings account at your bank or a little piggy bank for change in your dorm room: saving is saving, even if it’s just a little bit here or there. Diverting partial funds from your paycheck into a savings account — whether $20 a month or a couple Benjamin’s — will bulk up your savings over the course of four years. This way, not only do you have the “oh shit!” fund (in case you accidently rear-end that unobservant douche who thinks an acceleration lane is actually a yield lane), but you will also graduate with a slight headstart on loan payments, down payment on a car, leasing an apartment, or wherever you chose to allocate your funds. Now, if you are not the type of student who can just put money away and let it sit, teasing you like a Krispy Kreme doughnut for Fat Albert, fix that! Remember, just a little each paycheck.

To inadvertently bulk up that amount, there are small ways you can cut costs in college when you do decide to spend money. Here are just a couple to get you start, and trust me, changing these habits goes a long way.

Man, I gotta love my four older sisters for teaching me something so early in life. Use cash or keep a ledger

When you shop with that “big spender” or “impulsive shopper,” you’re far more inclined to purchase something that’s either completely unnecessary or far beyond what you can afford. Don’t throw all your paycheck down the drain because of peer pressure.

For years, I’ve been taking out half my monthly paychecks in cash, and I tell myself, “This needs to last you all month, Caroline.” It’s amazing how much you realize what you’re spending when you physically see your cash deplete rather than blindly swiping a card. But if you do use plastic, keep a ledger of checkbook up to date. Ask your bank for one if you don’t have one.

Exhaust food and alcohol sources

If offered, let someone else pay

If there’s any category where college students spend impulsively, it’s fueling the stomach or getting their drink on. Use your meal plan until it’s completely depleted before you dine off-campus. And if you want to drink on the weekends, beer at fraternity parties is free. If you chose to go downtown, you could drink just beer, or … well, only two solutions: be a woman and flirt, or know the bartenders.

I’ve always prided myself in being selfsufficient since before I could drive, and I was always very stubborn if anyone offered to pay for me. After a while, I’ve become comfortable with it. When someone offers to pay for you, they want to and often times, they survived college themselves and know how difficult your financial situation is as a broke college student with loans.

Choose shopping buddies wisely

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Campus Event | Breast Cancer Fashion Show

Sororities unite for fashion and a cause The women of Greek life hosted a fashion show featuring looks from Belk, Monkee’s and J. McLaughlin BY MAMIE PESANT Staff Writer

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The fashion show, in addition to performances by university a capella groups, created a fun evening in support of a great cause.

On Oct. 29, the Panhellenic Council hosted their 16th annual Breast Cancer Fashion Show in Benson to support the Susan G. Komen foundation and raise awareness of breast cancer. The show was a great way of bringing women together to support a great cause and great fashion. For $10 a ticket, attendees got to preview looks from Belk, Monkee’s, J. McLaughlin, Larsa’s Favorite Things and M. Christopher’s, all retailers who donated all the outfits and accessories for the show. The models were representatives from each of the eight sororities on campus as well as a few lucky men who were chosen to help out. They showcased all different looks, beginning with outfits for brunch, interviews and “going to the mall with friends” in the first act and “out with the girls,” dinner dates and formal events in the second act. All of the styles were fun and different, while still very wearable. It wasn’t only the models who did a spectacular job.

Between each look, a capella groups on campus, including Plead the Fifth, Demon Divas, Innuendo, and Minor Variation, provided musical accompaniment. All four performances were enjoyable and showcased their incredible voices. In addition, before the second act began, there was a wonderful dance by the ladies of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Carla Storm of the Susan G. Komen foundation spoke of her own experience with breast cancer. She has been cancer-free for the past six years after finding a lump in the shower at the young age of 31. Her story was inspiring, and emphasized that anyone can be a victim of cancer, regardless of their age. Storm said that she realized she still had a long life ahead of her and was not willing to sacrifice it. What was most moving about her speech was the way she spoke about her support system, between her friends and family, and especially the other women she met that were also fighting breast cancer. Everyone in attendance was given information on how to screen themselves on breast cancer as well as a pair of sunglasses. The show was a great way to bring together all different organizations on campus and raise awareness on such a relevant and important topic. All the models looked beautiful, the live entertainment was enjoyable and it truly was a fantastic event.

Advice Column | Dear Mark...

Wake struggles: ask Mark BY MARK COVINGTON Advice Columnist

What if my parents are not happy with my midterm grades? Dear Reader, First, I would let them know that these are only “midterm grades” and not your final ones. You still have a few weeks to pull your grades up and turn things around. I understand that a lot of freshman parents and freshmen worry about getting college grades back for the first time, but these are just mid semester reports to assess where you are before fall break. You still have eight weeks to go from that C to an A (depending on the class here at Wake). Just put in more time to the class in which you are struggling, and I am sure your parents will be proud of you as long as you try. I have a situation where I do not like my roommate’s boyfriend. He’s a nice guy and all, but I’ve known her for four years, and I don’t think that this is the guy for her. She’s been spending so much time with him that I feel that my opinion matters less with her. How do I tell her that and not hurt her feelings? Dear Reader, This is a tricky situation. I would not confront her and say you don’t like him because she will go on the defensive. You want to keep her close to you and not push

her away. I would express my feelings about her significant other but do so politely. However, also try and understand why she likes him as well. If he is doing something morally wrong to her, help her through it and get her to see it through a new perspective but you have also got to give her the chance to talk as well. I think healthy communication is key and allowing discussion about this subject may be difficult but necessary if you feel this strongly about it. Ask her to spend more time with you, which is what I am getting from this, and help her find a balance between her boyfriend, school and friends. Finding that balance is a critical skill and just mentioning it to her, will hopefully lead her to try to spread her time out.












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What do I do about some of my “friends” using me? Dear Reader, People that abuse friendships are tough to deal with. You want them to continue being your friend because it’s mutualistic, but you don’t want to be alone. However, you also don’t want people stepping all over you at all costs. The word “no” has become one of my favorites because sometimes you just have to be straightforward with people and set boundaries. Sometimes this can get awkward, but trust me, setting those boundaries with people is the best thing you can do to maintain healthy friendships.

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Old Gold & Black | Life

Shakespeare classic to be performed in Scales BY DORSEY HILL Staff Writer What do you get when you combine a love triangle, cross dressing, feuding brothers, and … wrestling? It might be this season’s newest sitcom, or it could be Wake Forest University Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The show, directed by Sharon Andrews, associate professor of acting and directing, and assistant director senior Danielle Thorsen, is a hilariously realistic and honest depiction of the perils of love, in all its shapes and sizes. This production is set in turn of the century France, with beautifully luminous scenery in the art nouveau style, reminiscent of the Paris metro system. “I felt like I wanted to do something fun. I wanted to do something with a big, big heart to it,” Andrews said. Though the production opens with a confrontation between the hero Orlando, played by sophomore Taylor Hagley,

As You Like It Grade | A Dates | Nov. 2-3, 7-10 Writer | William Shakespeare Directors | Sharon Andrews, Danielle Thorson Ticket Prices | Adults $12, Senior Citizens $10, Students $5

and his villainous brother Oliver, played by junior Mike Dempsey, it soon becomes clear that there is true warmth and plenty of heart in this story. It doesn’t take long for Orlando to fall in love with the beautiful but unfortunate Rosalind, played by sophomore Alyssa Gera. When it seems that there may yet be happiness for these two luckless souls, they are forced to flee. For protection, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy. And unbeknownst to each other, both Orlando and Rosalind end up in the Forest of Ardenne. Here, in this forest haven, all sorts of mischief ensues. “We have some really interesting gender. You’ve got a woman, who for over half the play plays as if she is a young saucy boy. For the actor, she is dealing with those layers. She has moments where she has to let Rosalind visibly through at the same time she has to keep everyone on the stage convinced she is a boy. Working on those levels is really fascinating and also a challenge,” Andrews said. With a feisty jester named Touchstone (played by junior Brian Spadafora) the hapless shepherd Silvius (played by sophomore Dan Hawkins) and Rosalind’s moony cousin Celia (played by senior Celia Quillian) for comedic relief there’s a laugh at every turn. “As You Like It speaks to me personally because of the idea of transformation. I think that in our world and in my own life transformation is something that has a lot of power. I think that there’s a lot of pain

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The university’s production of Shalespeare’s As You Like It, introduces students to a classic love triangle and a whimsical plot. in the world, a lot of chaos in the world. If we can acquire a sense that evil can be transformed into good, we can acquire that magical sense that things don’t have to stay the way they are,” Andrews said. “Everybody wants to love and be loved. What’s not to like about being inside a story that’s about love? It feels good. This play looks at love from so many different

perspectives. Love and transformation is what my heart latched onto about this play.” The storyline is not only complex; it is engrossing, and the actors manage to make each character genuinely captivating. This tale of love and transformation is not to be missed. The show debuts Nov. 2. It runs Nov. 2-3 and 7-10.

Movie Column | 4Gosh

Former professor co-writes upcoming film 4Gosh BY ALLISON CACICH Staff Writer A feature film is being made in WinstonSalem this December, but not your typical big-budget Hollywood one. Former Wake Forest professor Clay Hassler is forging ahead on a shoe-string budget with a film highlighting the plight of a homeless Winston-Salem teen. Hassler, who cowrote the film titled 4Gosh, is now working

with $5,000, significantly less than the $25,000 he had hoped to raise, but Hassler and his crew, which includes producer and Hassler’s wife Tiffany, are making the most of their limited funds. “Since we do have some funds and we can go into production, it doesn’t matter if we’re working with $25,000 or $10,000,” Hassler said, “it’s worth using your creative abilities, the creative abilities of everyone on set, to solve the problems and make it work.”

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Former university professor Clay Hassler is working with an extremely limited budget to create his new film 4Gosh.

The initial aim was to fully fund their project through the website “Kickstarter,” which is a platform used by artists to raise money for creative ventures. It works as an all-or-nothing situation, so if the campaign does not reach the monetary goal by the set deadline, all money pledged is returned to donors. “When we approached the Kickstarter campaign, there was always that chance that we wouldn’t get it, and it was a very ambitious number,” Hassler said. “We just plateaued at $16,000.” For junior Josh Beasley, failing to raise the full amount didn’t alter his commitment to the project. “Not reaching the goal hasn’t changed my investment in this project and interest in the topic,” Beasley said. “The Kickstarter campaign might not have reached its monetary goal, but it was very successful in getting the word out about the project.” That it has. For producer Tiffany Hassler, finding various sponsors for the film has been her main task throughout preproduction. Whether contacting local food joints to supply meals for the cast and crew, or numerous housing establishments to put up out-of-towners for the 16-day shoot, Tiffany Hassler is attempting to mitigate unnecessary costs wherever possible. “It’s a good challenge to have,” Hassler said of the smaller budget. “Sometimes more money can make things more difficult and complicated.” One thing that hasn’t changed is the Hasslers’ desire to involve as

many university students as possible during production. Students like Beasley, who have had Hassler as a professor in the past, contacted him about gaining some real-life experience on a feature film set. For Hassler, the extra sets of hands who will work for free are very much appreciated. “This film would not happen if not for Wake students. The students are the grit, the backbone of this project. The biggest support I’ve had outside of my family has been from my Wake students,” Hassler said. For the former professor, his first foray into feature-length filmmaking brings mixed emotions. “It’s a mammoth of a project. I’m incredibly excited about it. I’m incredibly terrified about it. But any type of screenwriting takes risks,” he said. The Hasslers have a busy couple of weeks before shooting starts in early December. The pair plans to visit each of the homeless shelters in Winston-Salem on Halloween to talk with people about the film and hopefully recruit extras. A fundraiser at Wake is also planned for Nov. 10-18 in correspondence with Hunger and Homelessness Week. For now, all parties involved are as energized as ever. “Regardless of what happens, we knw we’re going to make this movie, we know it’s going to be in December,” Hassler said. “It will be great when we have the film made and we can talk to other young filmmakers just like us who are trying to make their first movie and say you can make this happen.”



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