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Drug use increases across campus

By David Inczauskis | Staff writer

Despite the efforts exerted by members of various committees on campus drug culture, the amount of reported drug-related cases rose in 2011. The annual university police report for 2011 reads, “The number of controlledsubstance cases increased. There were 13 in the fall semester, which exceeded the tally of 12 for all of the last academic year.” The upsurge in drug crime can be attributed to several factors, all of which are particularly alarming. “The rise appears to be driven by the misuse of prescription drugs, a growing use of illegal substances and the combined use of drugs and alcohol,” the report said. To respond to the increase in use and abuse, the

university has established a task force and reformed the CARE Team, a group of trained university professionals who specialize in “the assessment and interaction with people who may present a threat to themselves or others.” Joanne Clinch, a full-time physician at Student Health, is a member of the CARE Team and works with drug users seeking help. She noted that drug trends at the university are similar to what is occurring at other universities throughout the nation. “Like other colleges, the most abused drugs are stimulant medications,” she said. While the use of Adderall and other comparable stimulant drugs is far from widespread, even a low perSee Drugs, Page A3

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Kersh announced as fifth provost Alumnus and renowned professor will assume position in July By Ian Rutledge | News editor On Jan. 27, it was announced that Rogan Kersh will serve as the university’s new provost beginning in July 2012. He currently serves as professor of Public Policy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. Kersh (‘86) received his B.A. in political science from Wake Forest and his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Kersh expressed enthusiasm about his return to the university. “I think Wake has both an incredible foundation of practices and values and educational techniques alike, and I am an enormous beneficiary of those values,” Kersh said. Kersh, a US health policy analyst studying childhood obesity, will also serve as a professor of political science at the university. He is also known for the expansion of several programs during his tenure at NYU, like the ad-

dition of international campuses and “residential colleges,” where professors live in dorms with undergraduates. Kersh has also served in previous years at Wake Forest as a member of the selection committee for the Reynolds, Carswell and other named merit scholarships. A search committee, consisting of members from several academic Photo courtesy of WFU Media Relations departments and chaired by President Nathan O. Kersh, announced as university’s new provost, will also Hatch, recommended serve as a professor of political science at the university. Kersh’s appointment. “I also think that, to the extent that it is posMany are likely wondering what Kersh’s plans are or what changes he will make once he as- sible and interesting, the kind of residential colsumes his position. “I think it will be important lege system where students have maybe a closer to keep resources flowing into the university to relationship with faculty outside the classroom support activities that make this a great place, See Provost, Page A3 like student and faculty research,” Kersh said.

Boy’s story draws global attention

WFU documentary provides special insight into horrific history By Renee Slawsky | Print managing editor The Wake Forest Documentary Film Program has recently finished telling the story of Petr Ginz in a new film titled “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz.” Ginz was a Czechoslovakian boy of Jewish descent who was deported to the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust. He died at the age of 16 when he was transferred to Auschwitz and killed in the gas chambers. His time in the camps was illustrated by both his writings and drawings in his diary. His diary is similar to that of Anne Frank’s in that it tells of the horrors of the time in a straightforward manner. This diary, though lost for a long time, was published in 2007 as Diary of My Brother when his sister, Chava Pressburger, found it. “The more I read about him, the more convinced I became that our production team needed to do a film about this remarkable boy.”

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Co-director of “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz”

His most famous drawing depicts the planet Earth as he thought it would look like from the moon. Interestingly enough, a copy of this drawing was taken onto the space shuttle Columbia by Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. The Columbia tragedy occurred on Feb. 1, 2003, which would have been Ginz’ 75th birthday. “I found a copy of his diary one afternoon while I was shopping at a local bookstore,” codirector Sandy Dickson said. “The more I read about him, the more convinced I became that our production team needed to do a film about this remarkable boy.” The university’s documentary film program partnered up with directors and producers from the University of Florida to produce the film. “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” incorporates Petr’s drawings, diary entries, family photos, magazine articles, interviews and animation to tell his incredible story. Members of the Wake Forest production team even traveled to Israel to interview Pressburger, Ginz’s sister. The documentary crew includes Dickson, Cara Pilson as director of research and associate

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Business school unveils new Charlotte facility By Madeline Price | Staff writer

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the university’s newest campus of , Charlotte Mayor Anthony R. Fox declared Jan. 26 as “Wake Forest Day.” In addition to the ceremony, there was a leadership breakfast, tours of the new facility and an alumni reception. Over 6,000 Wake Forest alumni have flocked to Charlotte in recent years, thereby establishing Reinemund it as the city with the greatest number of Wake Forest graduates in the country. In his speech, President Nathan O. Hatch said, “the uptown location will be a natural gathering place – somewhere

our alumni can call a second home.” The university offered its first classes in Charlotte in 1995 with a mere thirty students and just one MBA program. Today, there are over 200 students enrolled in the Wake Forest MBA for working professionals, a top ranked program in North Carolina and in the top 10% of the country by US News and World Report. Accountancy graduates have the highest passing rate in the United States on the CPA exam in six of the past seven years. The Charlotte campus now offers two MBA programs in the evenings and on Saturdays. The building is over 30,000 square feet and

outfitted with the latest technology: SMART boards, LCD screens and webenabled video cameras to allow for two“If this doesn’t inspire you to study, I don’t know what would.”

Gloria Hayes Emery Ceremony attendee

way conferencing. Also, there is a facility available for rent by local groups, offering the same state-of-the-art technology that the center is equipped with. Of the work that went into the new campus, David Clark, Assistant Dean of Administration at the Schools of Business, said, “We didn’t have setbacks, but the architects and contractors had some challenges to overcome to renovate the

space for the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center. Several big structural support columns had to be worked around. The crews did such a good job with incorporating them into the design, that many people who toured the facility during the grand opening said they thought the columns were purely decorative.” Besides being an addition to the Wake Forest academic community, this new campus is a welcome part of the city of Charlotte. Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber President said that the new center “is yet another example of stel-

lar higher education institutions choosing to move to Charlotte,” and he recognizes the jobs and economic enrichment that this new Business Center will bring to the area in the future. “The programs and services offered here are designed specifically to develop the ethical, engaged and visionary leaders that will keep Charlotte thriving,” Steve Reinemund, Dean of the Schools of Business, said. Just as many administrators collaborated to bring this new campus to fruition and to give speeches at the ribboncutting ceremony, the building itself is “conducive to collaboration,” Erin Kerr (‘10) said. “It has great Flow,”ceremony attendee, Gloria Hayes Emery said of the space, “If this doesn’t inspire you to study, I don’t know what would.”

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Brieflies Yearly sophomore major and minor declaration to take place in February The annual major declaration process is scheduled for Feb. 13 - 17. Every sophomore should declare a major by setting up an advising appointment at their desired department during this period. Students who do not declare by Feb. 17 risk being unable to register for their major courses during major registration. Major/minor advising and registration will be conducted March 19 - 30. For questions, contact Susan Carlton in the Office of the Registrar at carltosp@wfu.edu or (336)758-5172.

Application deadline approaching for Teach For America Upcoming graduates looking to begin teaching are encouraged to apply for a position in Teach for America. The application is due Feb. 10. Potential applicants should submit a resume and a 500 word letter of intent to the program. It is open to all academic majors and career interests. To learn more, go to www.teachforamerica.org.

Tax seminar offers support to faculty, staff and students Feb. 6 The Professional Development Center will be offering a seminar from 12 to 1 p.m. Feb. 6, in 301 Reynolda Hall. The seminar will answer any questions pertaining to tax return preparation, with a particular focus on strategies to help reduce tax burdens or increase a refund. The seminar will also include information on changes to the tax codes and resources for preparing taxes. For questions, email pcd@wfu.edu or call (336) 758-4322.

Office of Sustainability and Hillel to honor Tu B’Shevat by planting tree To honor Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish celebration of trees, the Office of Sustainability and Hillel will be planting a tree at 4 p.m. Feb. 10 near Kitchin Dorm. There will also be a ceremony in which Rabbi Gisser will discuss the significance of Tu B’Shevat, and Hillel’s presence on campus. For questions, contact Chelsea Eversmann at everc9@wfu.edu.

LGBT leadership summit teaches college youth to organize, advocate Campus Pride and the Human Rights Campaign have partnered to present a free student leadership summit and program Feb. 24-25. Students ages 18-25 can apply today to attend the summit at www.campuspride.org/leadwithpride. The deadline to apply is Feb. 10. Those chosen to participate will receive two days of leadership development and training to hone their organizational, leadership and advocacy skills. For questions, please contact Matt Comer at matt@campuspride.org or (704) 277-6710 ext. 6.

WF School of Law hosts free legal clinic for veterans Feb. 3 The Wake Forest University School of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR) will be hosting a free legal clinic for veterans at 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the WFU Indoor Tennis Center. Members of VALOR will be providing wills, power of attorney documents, and legal information regarding landlord tenant issues, among others. The United Way will also have a representative available with information about housing for homeless veterans. Following the clinic, veterans will be offered lunch and have the opportunity to watch an indoor tennis match. For questions, contact Beth Hopkins at 336758-4268 or hopkinmn@wfu.edu.

Debut author Chad Harbach to read from best-selling novel Feb. 16 The English Department will be featuring author Chad Harbach at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in DeTamble Auditorium in Tribble Hall. Harback will be reading from his debut novel The Art of Fielding, a New York Times “10 Best Book of 2011” as well as Amazon.com’s “Number One Book of 2011.” For questions, please contact Omaar Hena at henao@wfu.edu.


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McFall unites sports and economics By Yasmin Bendaas | Staff writer Sometimes, economics can be mundane but this professor makes it anything but. Todd McFall, a visiting assistant professor of economics, has taught at Wake Forest for five years, but worked as a consultant in New York City and Texas from 2006 to 2010 after teaching at the university from 2004 to 2006. McFall graduated from the University of Miami in Ohio in 1997 where he majored in social studies and education with a minor in economics. He then got his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2005 in economics. McFall has published work on the relationship between golf and economics, the NCAA selection process and the tie between basketball and education in Indiana. McFall is also the co-founder along with Martin Sugerik of CITME, a nonprofit organization, which focuses on integrating economics into middle school and high school math curricula. Why did you choose to teach at Wake Forest? Wake was the first school to offer me a job, and it’s a great school so I figured it was a great opportunity. What is your favorite part about teaching at Wake? Well, I met my fiancée here because she works in the department as well but, that was more of a pleasant surprise. I really love it when a student comes to me, and it doesn’t happen a lot, but when they come to me because they’re struggling with something and all of sudden a light bulb goes off and you can see it. I like it when I feel like the course is sort of tipping their apple cart a little bit and getting them to think.

cart. It just really fascinated me and made me think about things a little differently.

What has been your most rewarding experience as a professor?

What’s your favorite course to teach and why?

My most rewarding experience actually happened while I was in Texas working as a consultant. A former student that I had taught four years earlier was working on the 2008 Ron Paul campaign and sent me an e-mail. The e-mail said that through working on the campaign they did a lot of analysis, which drew on the material that we had covered in my class. It was a really great moment when I got that e-mail, because even after those few years it was nice to hear that the class had played a role in a student’s life.

I’d have to say ECN 150 because a lot of kids come into that class having very little background in economics and only learned about fiscal policy and government spending from what their parents have told them. The course I find opens them up to new perspectives that they may not have been exposed to before. Do you like that ECN 150 covers both macro and micro in a broad sense, rather than a class, which has a stronger focus on specialization? I think it is nice to be able to address a large amount of topics, but because there is so much content it does get hard to fully delve into everything that I wish we could cover. It really requires you to be specific with what you want to highlight.

What has changed most about Wake since you first started teaching? Well, I have a gap in my experience here so my time hasn’t been like a flipbook through the change; it’s more like two separate chunks, that show the differences. I began teaching in one environment and came back to a more diversified place. For example, when I first started in 2004, I think I only had one student from China, but last semester I had at least three. I have students this semester from China and Brazil, and it’s interesting to see how much more globally broad the school became. I think it was necessary for Wake to start thinking outside of itself and being more globally aware, because that’s how it flourishes. What’s your favorite part of Wake outside of the classroom? The running trails. I definitely missed those when I was gone. My fiancée and I also got season tickets for football this year, and we went with her family, so that was fun.

What drew you to economics, especially after not majoring in it in college?

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Well, I would have majored in it, but I wasn’t exposed to it until too late in my college career to fulfill the requirements. I took my first economics class my junior year, with a great professor named Michael Curme. You could say he tipped my apple

POLICE BEAT Larceny • A victim reported to WFUPD that over winter break an unidentified person had stolen an item from their dorm room in Babcock. The report was filed at 4:12 p.m. Jan. 23. • Unknown suspect(s) entered a secured office in Olin and removed victim’s property. The report was filed at 2:06 p.m. Jan. 24. • Unknown suspect(s) removed frozen items from an unsecured refrigerator in a study lounge in Worrell. The report was filed at 4:48 p.m. Jan. 26. •Unknown person(s) took a Keurig coffee maker from Collins first floor common kitchen area. The report was filed at 11:46 a.m. Jan. 28. • Unknown person(s) took a locked bicycle from a bike rack in the Kitchin Hall courtyard. The owner later found the bike located near Subway. The report was filed at 12:35 p.m. Jan. 28.

Miscellaneous • WSPD was contacted by a taxi service because a student jumped out of a taxi before it had stopped. The taxi driver was concerned for the student’s well being. WSPD arrived and found the student laying in someone’s backyard vomiting. WSPD checked on the student and the student was left in the care of a friend. The report was filed at 1:13 a.m. Jan. 27. • An RA on duty reported to WFUPD that an intoxicated female student was being loud

and verbally abusive as she walked through the lounge area of Davis Hall. The report was filed at 1:16 a.m. Jan. 28. • A vehicle struck an ATM at Sunnyknolls and left the scene in a SUV that returned to WFU campus. The report was filed at 3:17 a.m. Jan 27. • A disturbance caused by a verbal disagreement between roommates was reported in Babcock. No charges were filed. The report was filed at 3:34 a.m. Jan. 28. • WSPD advised WFUPD that a student had tried to enter the wrong house on Polo Road. WSPD verified that the student was of age and needed correct address to escort home. The report was filed at 1:25 a.m. Jan. 27.

Damage Real Property • A suspect threw a liquor bottle through a window in Davis Hall and urinated on the main entrance door to the Lambda Chi fraternity lounge. The same evening in a supplement report another suspect threw a wine bottle onto the patio area of Lambda Chi, breaking the bottle. The report was filed at 2:34 p.m. Jan. 28. • An offender had no keys to gain access to residence on Polo Road. Offender then kicked in the back door causing damage to the door and window pane glass. RL&H was notified and offender agreed to pay for damage. The report was filed at 9:20 a.m. Jan. 26.

• Unknown person(s) broke a window in Kitchen. No witnesses were found. The report was filed at 8:37 a.m. Jan. 28.

Loud Noise • WSPD responded to a call in reference to a loud party. When they arrived no loud noise was coming from the residence. A WSPD officer spoke with the resident and he gave him a warning about noise. No citations were issued. The report was filed at 10:24 p.m. Jan. 26. • A complaint was received by WSPD concerning a loud party, public urination and littering. WSPD arrived and found no violations. Officer did advise suspects to keep the party quiet. All parties were cooperative and no action was taken by WSPD. The report was filed at 6:05 p.m. Jan. 28.

Underage Consumption • Police were notified that a student had fallen and hit his head over the heating unit in a room in Bostwick. EMS arrived and transported the student to WFUBMC. The report was filed at 1:42 a.m. Jan. 27. • Student EMTs reported an underage student found by roommate lying on the floor of a dorm room in Johnson throwing up. The student was transported to the hospital by Forsyth EMS. The report was filed at 11:27 p.m. Jan. 27.

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age of instances is frightening, given the potential for fatal harm. The American College Health Association survey states that about 15% of students report using non-prescribed stimulants within the last twelve months. James Raper, an employee at the University Counseling Center, has also taken note of the presence of stimulant abuse. “Use of stimulant medications for recreational purposes has been increasingly reported,” Raper said. The problem with stimulant medications may have to do with the rigorous nature of the university’s coursework combined with the pressure students feel to participate in a great number of extracurricular activities. With little time left for studying, some turn to Adderall for focus as a desperate measure. Aside from prescription drugs, marijuana and cocaine are cited as troublesome, too. “What seems to have changed in my observation is that marijuana and cocaine use has become much more frequently reported,” Raper said.

One male student revealed a curious secret. “One of my friends grows marijuana in his room,” he said. “It is too bad that he got caught.” Instances of the abuse of harder drugs — while not as frequently reported — do occur. “Over the past few years I’m also hearing more stories about the abuse of prescription drugs like Oxycontin, psychedelics and even heroin,” Raper said. “The latter examples aren’t necessarily commonly used, but their use at all…is certainly alarming and very dangerous.” But where does all this danger come from? How do students get their hands on drugs in the first place? One upperclassman specified that connections through student organizations — Greek or otherwise — are helpful in obtaining marijuana. Another student had a different understanding. “If you want to get your hands on the good stuff, then it would be best to make a trip to App State.” Whatever the source may be, drug use will be met by a handful

of university initiatives that aim to increase awareness about the negative effects of abusing prescription drugs. Additionally, Raper pointed to some indirect programs, such as the freshman program Awakenings, that give students the chance to find outlets for drug-free fun. Training on the role of bystanders in drug-related incidences has found a place on campus, as well. “There is an ongoing movement towards bystander education and intervention,” said Raper. “This means educating peers about the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse, but moreover helping friends and peers feel comfortable getting someone who is in a dangerous situation connected to a safe place.” In order to more directly respond to the surge of drug incidents, the university hired an expert on the topic. “Last year’s creation of a substance abuse prevention coordinator was a significant step towards effectively treating a problem that exists on virtually all college campuses,” Raper said.

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would be a really valuable thing to at least think through,” Kersh said. However, Kersh cautioned that he had no plans to make any immediate changes to university policy. “I think my first goal is to understand, as well as I can, the Wake of 2012. I’ve known Wake in its various generations but I really know it most deeply as the Wake Forest of the 1980’s,” Kersh said. “I think to come in Kersh and say, well, I have these eight changes and this nine-part plan would not be seemly given the Wake tradition.” Kersh also acknowledged that the university is a much different institution than it was 26 years ago when he graduated. “I think my first goal is to understand, as well as I can, the Wake of 2012.”

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Editorial staff extends warm welcome to new provost


he Old Gold & Black editorial staff would like to welcome Rogan Kersh, who will begin serving as the new provost this July, back to the Wake Forest community. Kersh, who graduated from the university in 1986, has a strong history of excellence in administration, serving as the associate dean of academic affairs at NYU. We are excited that the university was able to select someone who understands the values and tight-knit aspects of the Wake Forest community. Kersh’s past experience attending the university can only be a benefit to helping Wake Forest continually improve, especially as the university looks forward to significant expansions. We also appreciate that Kersh recognizes that the Wake Forest of today is not the university of 26 years ago. Kersh has demonstrated a willingness to begin his tenure at the university with an open mind, fully cognizant of the great strides that have been made over the years. Since Kersh graduated, the university has advanced a new

admissions system in which SAT tests are optional, increased ethnic and religious diversity on campus, and disassociated from the Baptist denomination. We sincerely hope that Kersh will push for a greater degree of open communication between the administration and the student body. We also ask that he continues to support a focus on the undergraduate student population that he advocated during his time at NYU. Furthermore, we hope that the new provost continues to champion progressive perspectives, regarding everything from admissions to course offerings to diversity. We’d like to see Kersh actively and intensely respond to students’ requests. Lastly, we hope that Kersh approaches rankings in a refreshing manner. The editorial staff recognizes the importance of rankings, but we believe the focus should be on the improvement of the university as a whole. Welcome back, Dr. Kersh. We look forward to your time at the university.

Campus community cannot harbor hit-and-run driver


olleen Brehm has worked for ARAMARK for three years. As a catering associate supervisor, Brehm has provided food to everyone who lives, studies and works on this campus. On Dec. 8, Brehm was struck by a car outside of Wait Chapel, a tragedy exacerbated by the fact that the driver hit and ran from the scene of the accident. Since the incident, rumors have abounded as to the identity of the offender. A sense of collective guilt has permeated the campus community, and all students have felt the effect of this horrific incident in some way or another. This incident speaks to the pervading thought that some members of the university community hold regarding the campus hierarchy. University employees should not be made to feel lesser than those of the campus community to whom they provide services. It is wildly disappointing that the individual responsible for the incident has gone this long without admitting guilt. The university community cannot allow this injustice to stand.

This community prides itself on respecting all of its members. In response to recent incidents, including the prejudiced vandalism of last semester and the attacks on Imam Griggs, the campus community has affirmed its commitment to inclusiveness and tolerance. That being said, the recent hit-and-run mars the university’s record to supporting all members of its community. The members of the university ARAMARK staff are no less a part of that community than anyone else, and they deserve our gratitude and respect. If anyone in this community is responsible for this incident, it is their duty to come clean. Furthermore, if anyone in this community knows the identity of those responsible, it is their duty to report that information. The staff of the Old Gold & Black is not here to point fingers. We are stating, however, that it is shameful for anyone among us to harbor those responsible. We are stating that, if anyone on this campus has any information, they cannot simply act as a bystander in this crime.

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ith the second semester well underway at this point, it feels like we’re already back in the swing of home Wake home. Winter break literally feels like it was an eternity ago — I’m finding it almost impossible to believe that it was less than a month ago that I was struggling to make it back to campus. Believe me when I say you do not want to have to make the journey all the way from California, red-eye flights and long days included. Still, now that things are settling down and going to class, instead of sleeping all day, has become routine, it’s time to turn our attention back to Mother So Dear. In case you haven’t heard, our wonderful university is celebrating her 178th birthday this week and it’s time for us to celebrate our glorious history. And what better time to have National Signing Day than the same week, where Coach Jim Grobe and the Athletic

I’m proud to be part of an organization that is standing tall in the face of controversy. Department welcomed in all of the new football recruits from the class of 2016? The timing is almost too perfect as we start to bring in new Wake students while also honoring our past. This probably goes without saying, but I love Wake Forest — why else would I leave my California comfort zone and live 3,000 miles away from home in a completely new environment when I’m a person who doesn’t even like change? Clearly, there’s something special about our university that I’m so proud to call my own. Yes, there are flaws — it’d be nice if class registration went a little more smoothly, lines in the Pit were shorter (and there actually were places to sit during normal hours) and the housing situation is still far from perfect. I would also like to have our sports teams be a little better consistently, but I recognize that this is something that is

out of the administration’s control, and if the incoming football class indicates anything, our sports look to continue to trend on an upwards streak. So really, there seems to be more positives than negatives when looking at the Wake Forest experience, especially thanks to some recent changes made by the university’s administrators. Nowhere is this more evident than the recent decision to stand by Imam Khalid Griggs, despite donors refusing to donate to the university because of this. In this day and age, religious intolerance is absolutely intolerable and I’m proud to be part of an organization that is standing tall in the face of controversy. Similarly, I can appreciate the fact that with all of these challenges frustrating the student body, the administration is listening — not necessarily in the most timely manner, but things are moving in a positive way. The changes to the Benson food court is a great example of the university responding to student requests. The new salad bar is fantastic, especially considering it’s the closest I can get to the wonderful fresh produce from home, and the incoming Moe’s promises to be a huge step up from Zoca, which was always ... questionable at best, in my opinion. And all the wonderful things that made Wake our choice for four years of our lives? They’re still here. Close relationships with professors are not only still possible, but common. There’s something so great about being much more than just a name on a roster — even in huge introductory level classes. Getting involved on campus is also incredibly easy. Have a passion for something you did in high school, but couldn’t seem to find a way to make time since you came to Wake? There are tons of great organizations worthy of devoting your time to, including the wonderful Old Gold & Black. While the basketball season may not exactly be going as ideally as possible, a strong recruiting class joining us in the fall can only lead to good things — but only if students improve their school spirit. Yes, the tie-dye shirts are something else. But there are still tons of way to show off your love for Wake to the world. Everyone owns something gold and black somewhere in their closets, so get to it! On her 178th birthday, let’s show everyone just how proud we are to be a part of Wake Forest, our home away from home, and the best four years of our lives. Jenn Leser is a sophomore political science major from Alamo, Calif.

- Bhintuna, a nine-yearold Nepali girl, expressing her willingness to participate in an ancient ritual that would wed her to the god Vishnu.


“By the end of my second term we will have the first permanent base on the moon.“ - Newt Gingrich, Republican presidential candidate, promising the installation of a lunar colony if he is elected in a speech he made while visiting Florida’s “space coast.”


“Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living.” - Jourdan Anderson, a freed slave, addressing his former master in a newly discovered letter from 1865.


“When quoting from a news release, pick the most nonsensical sentences to let people know what it’s like to have to read those things.” - @FakeAPStyleBook, the Twitter account behind the book “Write More Good,” offering some of its famous writing advice.


“Apple’s momentum is incredibly strong, and we have some amazing new products in the pipeline.” - Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., speaking after Apple reported the highest quarterly revenue and earnings in company history.

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Sowing the seeds of inclusion at Wake Forest


s we celebrate the 178th birthday of Wake Forest University, let’s take a moment to reflect on the history of our institution. It begins in 1834 with John Crenshaw and 71 other male students at Wake Forest Manual Labour Institute, a small farmhouse amid the rolling hills of Wake County, N.C. The students, often nursing calloused hands, engaged in tough agricultural study and obtained an appreciation for the land — and for others. Though their Wake Forest careers predate it, they quite literally planted the seeds for our motto, Pro Humanitate. As most good crops do, Wake Forest progressed — sometimes ahead of the curve. We were the first private school in the South to desegregate with the admission of Ed Reynolds in 1962. We set a precedent as the first top 25 university to go SAT-optional. And we were among the first institutions to affirm our religious pluralism by hiring chaplains for Jewish and Muslim life. These steps demonstrated our commitment to progress; we understand that cultivating diversity and a culture of inclusion are crucial to ensuring that Wake Forest is relevant in a global culture, where demographics are shifting dramatically. However, the fruits of our labor are currently being challenged by those who question our commitment to religious pluralism. There is a Christian saying that avows “you shall reap what you sow.” In Islam, the translation is more literal: man sees the results of his efforts. The seeds of goodness and promotion of humanity implanted by the founders and the first students of our University drives the celebration of various religions, cultures, ethnicities and bounded social identities in our community today. We’re now able to offer

experiences that are reflective of a global society and that equip us all with the skills and knowledge to become global leaders. In these times that test the integrity of our religious community, we encourage you to model inclusion by operating with a spirit of solidarity. We must support those who have committed their lives to this important work. Staff in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion support the Office of the Chaplain in creating a more affirming campus community. We also ask that members of the Wake Forest community engage in opportunities that promote cross-cultural understanding like the upcoming “Worship in Wait” on Sunday, Feb. 12, where Reverend William A. Lawson will speak on how his faith-based work helped build community and inclusion across our country. Though not in fields or farm houses, building an inclusive campus is no less tedious or uncomfortable than the work Wake’s first students undertook. Commit to respecting the common humanity of our neighbors. The individual and collective seeds we sow through our actions will undoubtedly benefit the next generation of Deacs. We understand it takes effort, but it’s simply the nature of reaping a good harvest. Barbee Oakes, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

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Girls’ rush stresses both B sororities and freshmen

Flaws in sorority recruitment lie in “game,” not players

Maddy Rose


Staff columnist

pring rush is undoubtedly the most important week of the year for sororities on campus. Without it, how else would we get new members? It is also the most important week for all Greek-aspiring freshman girls. In four days, they are expected to make a decision that will hugely alter the rest of their experience at Wake Forest. For the girls who choose to participate sororities can create a network of peers, engage in leadership and philanthropic opportunities, and build a sense of community. As a sophomore, it was interesting this year to be on the other side of the sorority rush process.

How can girls be expected to make a choice on which sorority she is a member of for the rest of her Wake Forest career after four days, meeting a couple girls and only first impressions? It was a fun week. It was great to meet a lot of new people and to bond with my sisters. However, I can’t help but point out some of the flaws that the rush process brings along with it. Rush is four days. On the night of the fourth day, with under a week’s experience, girls make a decision on what sorority to be in for the rest of their college career. Throughout the week, sororities are also making decisions: who to invite back and who to not. I don’t understand how anybody can make these decisions in such a small time period with such little evidence. First impressions hardly reveal the true character of a person. Yet, the cuts are all based on first impressions.

For example, let’s say one girl is a perfect fit for a sorority. However, on Day 1, she talks to the three girls in the sorority that she just doesn’t click with. It’s a matter of chance and, unfortunately for her, her bad luck leads to her being cut, even though she would have been a great addition to that sorority. It can happen the same way around as well. Let’s say a girl talks to three girls in a different sorority that she absolutely loves. However, the majority of girls in the sorority are ones that she wouldn’t typically hang out with. She could potentially “pref ” this sorority, basing her judgment on the few people that she clicked with, even though it just wasn’t right for her. How can girls be expected to make a choice on which sorority she is a member of for the rest of her Wake Forest career after four days, meeting a couple girls and only first impressions? Each day of rush is different from the others, and we are told to “show what our sorority is all about” in the sorority. Well, I don’t think any sorority on campus regularly makes balloon arches, yells chants at the top of their lungs or creates skits on the regular. Despite this, all of these sights could be witnessed over the week of rush. These are just not accurate representations of who we really are — and neither are anybody’s first impressions — yet this is all girls have to make decisions off of. To me, this looks like a process with a huge opportunity (for both the rushees and the rushers) to make mistakes. Despite all these flaws in the system, I have to admit: someway, somehow, it works. We wouldn’t have as much sorority pride at this school if it didn’t. Of course there are always a couple of girls who drop, but the majority of girls stay where they end up. They also end up loving their sorority so much so that they couldn’t see themselves anywhere else. Rush is either a deal-breaker or a heartbreaker, but most of the time it really changes girls’ experiences at Wake for the better. So for all new freshman sorority “babies” — congratulations! And for all those girls that had an awful rush experience, I’m terribly sorry. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out. But you have to remember: what has happened has happened because there are flaws in this system, and most definitely not a flaw in yourself!

Maddy Rose is a sophomore psychology major from Raleigh, N.C.

irthdays are a time of joy, a time of happiness and most often, a time of gifts. Not just tangible gifts like new bikes or shiny toys from our childhood, but gifts of friendship and compassion. Birthdays are a time to be shared with families and friends and a time to reminisce on years past. This Friday will prove to be no exception, as Wake Forest will celebrate yet another birthday, when our Mother So Dear turns 178 years young. Our university was born on Feb. 3rd, 1834, when the North Carolina Baptist Convention granted a charter to establish a labor institute in Wake Forest, N.C., just north of Raleigh.

It is important that as we celebrate our school’s birthday, we remember our past.

best institutions of higher learning in the United States, Wake Forest has continuously served as a pioneer in American education. There is perhaps no better time than her birthday to remind ourselves of the amazing feats and the impressive résumé that our school possesses. Over the last 178 years, Wake Forest has been at the forefront of tertiary education, both in its academics and its policies. We have demanded academic excellence and encouraged students to grow as individuals. Yet, above all, our greatest feat may be our belief in each student, faculty member, staff person and patron that has claimed membership in our community. Wake Forest has always been a place of inclusion and acceptance. Regardless of who you are or where you came from, Wake Forest has always accepted you with open arms. It is important that as we celebrate our school’s birthday, we remember our past. We must remind ourselves of our storied tradition and our successes, even in the face of adversity. We should never forget the Tribble years, as we relocated from Wake Forest to Winston-Salem. We must always remember the Scales years, as we expanded our foreign studies options and became a national university. And we must remember the Hatch years, as we continue to expand our successes in the world of education and serve a leader in progressive learning and thinking. We must remember our past so that we may continue to shape our future. Let us start a tradition of celebrating the birth of our alma mater and remembering all the moments that have shaped us into our current body. Let us use Wake Forest’s birthday to reflect on the great moments of years prior and reflect upon our accomplishments. Wake Forest has stood the test of time. For 178 years, we have stood as a beacon of educational excellence. Many great leaders have walked across our grounds and many leaders of the future will one day call Wake Forest home. Our school has always been a front-runner and leader in the world of education. Let us pay her the respect she deserves and celebrate her day of birth in style. Here’s to number 178 and beyond. Happy Birthday, Wake Forest.

The brain child of Samuel Wait, a Baptist minister and later the university’s first president, Wake Forest developed an unofficial motto of “work hard, then work harder” as all students were required to work in the fields after doing their daily classroom assignments. However, the storyline of Wake Forest wasn’t always warm and fuzzy. Only four years into its charter, Wake Forest was in economic turmoil as the work institute plan struggled to stay secure. Thankfully, the North Carolina Baptist Convention believed in Wait and believed in his mission. Renamed Wake Forest College in 1838 and given a second chance at life, Wake Forest set out to prove that a private Baptist institute of higher education was viable in the state of Hamlin Wade is a senior political science major North Carolina. From the first day as a labor from Charlotte, N.C. institute to our position today as one of the

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Tate’s Plate | Farewell to Bias

Paul continues strong presence in shaping GOP Republican Party should consider other opinions

George Ewing Staff columnist


on Paul has been valuable to the Republican party throughout the 2012 presidential race in numerous ways. Paul has often been pushed aside in debates and interviews by the traditional media elite — who dream of covering a Romney-Obama race — yet has been consistent and strong in debate performances. Paul has even strengthened the reach of the Republican Party for younger voters and other citizens who have moved away from some of the foreign policy initiatives of the GOP. I do not agree with Ron Paul on some issues; for example, I disagree with Paul’s view towards student loans and his longstanding

I do believe that the Republican Party would be smart to listen to Paul in future conflicts. insistence for the abolishment of the Federal Reserve. However, Paul has proven over the past year to be more than just a candidate with third party aspirations; his positions and actions have strengthened Republicans on a national level. Though it’s rather unlikely that Paul will be the Republican nominee for president, the GOP should remember his contributions and thank him with an opportunity to speak at the

Republican convention that will take place this coming summer. Paul has often been a refreshing contrast to the rhetoric that often characterizes politicians. Many politicians will play into the sentiment of the crowd or state where the debate is being taken place. For instance, Mitt Romney criticized Newt Gingrich for telling people what they wanted to hear during the last Republican debate in Florida, where Gingrich floated the grandiose idea of a moon colony in the state home to the Kennedy Space Center. Notably, during the recent South Carolina debate, Paul emphasized the “golden rule” towards foreign policy across the world and an overall foreign policy not in line with many who were in the crowd. It was great to see Paul not backing down from his viewpoints. Though I do not agree with Paul’s position on Iran, I do believe that the Republican Party would be smart to listen to Paul in future conflicts. The Republican Party has not always been the party of war-hawks. Sadly, some Republicans have become accustomed to the “war-hawk” ideology in recent years. Yes, Ronald Reagan’s tough rhetoric toward the Soviet Union was popular and refreshing, but this does not mean that the U.S. should employ it in every foreign policy situation. Yes, we were attacked on September 11, and should hunt down terrorists around the world to ensure liberty and safety for America. Republicans should not look to military force as the only option during conflicts. Paul might not be the most popular Republican to take the stage at debates, but I get the feeling that he truly believes in his positions. It’s uplifting to see Republican nominees taking the stage to debate issues with a wide range of viewpoints. I’ve been familiarized with watching the Democratic candidates stick to their talking points of raising taxes on the wealthy so they can spend more and expanding the scope of the federal government. Republicans should strive to be the party with a big tent in politics. Remembering Paul and his positions will only help redefine the GOP after its 2008 presidential loss. George Ewing is a junior history major from South Charleston, West Va.

President’s “fairness” hides in recent energy plans

Favored contracts highlight inequalities in process Jimmy Hemphill Guest columnist


resident Obama repeatedly emphasized his doctrine of “fairness” in his State of the Union address. We, the American people, have a clear choice: “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growing number of Americans barely get by, or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules,” Obama said. The president returned to this theme to explain the origins of the current recession. “Folks at the top saw their incomes rise like never before, but most hardworking Americans struggled with costs that were growing, paychecks that weren’t, and personal debt that kept piling up. “Banks had made huge bets and bonuses with other people’s money,” Obama said. What was that Mr. President? Obama’s populist refrain of big corporations thriving at the expense of average Americans comes as no surprise — but the blatant hypocrisy of his demonizing banks for making bets with other people’s money should be cause for outrage. The Obama administration has spent tens of billions of taxpayer dollars propping up an industry for which there is little actual demand in the market: green energy. The inescapable result of government picking winners in the marketplace is the distortion of incentives. This creates an inefficient allocation of resources, which in turn results in fewer jobs at an exorbitant cost. The New York Times published a story condemning the Administration’s green energy initiative, concluding, “Federal and state efforts to stimulate creation of green jobs have largely failed, government records show.” For a publication as famously left-leaning as the Times to deprecate Obama’s green energy initiative, its failure must be worse than anyone could have imagined. Obama claimed in his State of the Union that “government support

is critical in helping businesses get new energy ideas off the ground.” How might a company secure said government support? Well, a healthy contribution to the Obama campaign would go a long way. A CBS News investigation found that 80 percent of the $20.5 billion in Energy Department loans for green energy went to Mr. Obama’s top donors. The recently exposed half-billion-dollar government loan guarantee to the bankrupt solarpanel company Solyndra provides a narrative of Obama’s crony capitalism.

How might a company secure said government support? Well, a healthy contribution to the Obama campaign would go a long way. Oil billionaire and major Obama supporter George Kaiser secured a huge government loan for Solyndra, of which he was a chief shareholder. It was an exceedingly risky investment, but all the warning signs were ignored for the promise of green energy independence — and maybe some future campaign donations. Solyndra is now bankrupt, unsurprisingly, and when the sinking company sought to restructure the loans, investors such as Kaiser were given priority over tax payers for recovering their investments. The president’s idea of fairness, it would seem, is to lodge confiscatory tax rates on those firms who provide a good or service demanded by consumers, while paying other firms billions of taxpayer dollars to make a product no one wants. These policies drain jobs and money from the private sector, but add to Obama’s war chest. In the Obama administration’s green energy subsidies we find not only ill-advised government interference in the marketplace, but also brazen corruption.

Jimmy Hemphill is a freshman from Williamsburg, Va.

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Russia says Syria resolution has no chance of approval A Russian diplomat says that a Western and Arab-backed plan to resolve Syria’s escalating government-rebel conflict has no chance of being approved in the U.N. Security Council, as Moscow believes the document does not rule out foreign military intervention. The document endorses an Arab League plan calling on the Syrian president to stop his crackdown on the revolt, transfer power to a deputy, and form a unity government to prepare for national elections. Russia, as a veto-wielding Security Council member, objects to Western and Arab called for the body to pass a resolution against the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, a key Russian ally.

Panetta sets end to combat in Afghanistan Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense for the Obama administration, announced today that the United States would begin drawing back its combat role in Afghanistan starting in 2013, one year before the United States military will withdraw all troops from the nation. Though the announcement is the first from the administration hinting at the structure of the withdrawal, Panetta gave few hints as to how the military’s combat role would be amended, but he did establish that the withdrawal would be based heavily off of the military’s experience in Iraq. Panetta also hinted at possible changes in Afghan security forces troop levels, citing the large burden for debt-stricken European nations.

Death toll continues to rise in Europe after cold snap The death toll from a severe cold spell in Eastern Europe rose to 79 Feb. 1, with most of the dead being homeless people. Temperatures in Europe have been unusually low this season, with some regions reaching temperatures of negative 26.5 degrees Farenheit, causing power outages and traffic chaos. Rescue helicopters are airlifting supplies and evacuating dozens of people from villages in Serbia and Bosnia. Ukraine alone reported 43 deaths; 28 were found dead in the streets, eight died in hospitals and seven died in their homes.

Four years. 15 internships. How did she do it? Lauren Berger, also known as the Intern Queen, shared advice on gaining internships when she came to campus Jan. 31. Berger, who was named number five on Business Week Magazine’s annual list of Young Entrepreneurs 25 under 25. A graduate from University of Central Florida, Berger is CEO of Intern Queen Inc., an online internship portal designed to help students obtain their dream positions. You completed 15 internships in four years. How did you logistically complete this many internships? First off, I started very early. I completed my first one my spring semester freshman year, at a company called the Zimmerman Agency in Tallahassee, FlA. Also, I often frequently doubled and tripled up my internships. The summer before my senior year, I was in Los Angeles interning at Fox, NBC and MTV. At the same time. I just loved these experiences. Every opportunity taught me so much about myself and what I wanted to do with my life. I just kept getting one after another after another. How did you juggle your multiple commitments along with these internships? I’ve always been a huge fan of time management. It’s not easy to have a job, an internship and go to school at the same time, but it’s doable. And I’m no magician of any sort. How did you get these plum internships? It all starts with baby steps, so I got my first internship locally. I started very early, but by the time I was going into my senior year, I was a pretty qualified candidate. What inspired you to start the Intern Queen brand? When I was in college, I got these internships through picking up the phone and aggressively following up with people, learning with trial and error. But I remember going to the bookstore and wishing there were something to help with the internship search. I noticed a void in marketplace. I thought to myself, I’ve had a ton of

internship experience. I could talk to my peers and share what I’ve learned along the way.

Do you think it was valuable to do so many internships? I have to give the disclaimer that no one needs 15 internships. I think you should aim to have two internships on your resume before graduation. I think my 15 internships were unique to me, and I learned different things from each experience. Was every lesson something I needed to learn to be the person I am today? Maybe not, who’s to say. But, today as CEO of Intern Queen. com and the “IQ” brand, I use so many of the techniques that I learned at my internships on a daily basis, and sometimes I communicate with my old internship coordinators. What are your basic pieces of advice? A tip I discuss in my book is the Intern Queen Dream List. Basically, what you do is write down the 10 ideal places you see yourself working. I recommend keeping an organized document, with the company website and all the application information. It’s also really important for students to follow up two weeks after applying for their position. It does show that you really want the position. Finally, I think having customized materials really goes a long way. I always like to say, read over your cover letter and pretend you’re an internship coordinator. Could the student have written this for any other company? If the answer is even a maybe, then you haven’t sufficiently customized your materials. What are some of the lessons learned from your multiple internships? Given my overall journey, I think the main points I’ve taken away are the following. First, never take no for an answer. It’s up to you to step up to the plate and take initiative. No one else is going to do it for you. And you know, you can’t rely on other people to do your job for you. That’s another big lesson I learned. Is your business geared toward a female audience? Intern Queen isn’t just for girls, but because of the nature of the opportunities on our site, we tend to see a lot

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During her Jan. 31 campus visit, Lauren Berger offered a number of useful tips on how to land a dream internship. of women. Second, it’s called Intern Queen, which means it’s always going to skew female. But we do always get at least 20 percent males on the site. Do you want to keep working at the Intern Queen? I’m not really sure. I used to think about a three-year plan, five-year plan, but right now I’m kind of just running with it. From a business standpoint, things are going really well. We’re a profitable company, but we’re trying to grow it. We’re really focused on our brand. The next logical step for us is moving into the career market, as much of this advice is transferable. What is the future of the company? One of our big goals for 2012 is expanding the site into new industries and new locations. We have lots of opportunities in New York and Los Angeles. When I first started the site, I used my personal contacts to get those listings up. One of the most challenging parts of the business is getting new companies posting on the site, since much of it is word of mouth. Intern-

ships are important, but they’re never a priority for a company. So we’re trying to expand slowly. What tips do you have for freshmen looking for internships? I think it’s all about baby steps. You don’t need to put that much pressure on interning your freshman year. You’re on the right track if you’re thinking about it. Try to get your feet wet with that first local opportunity, and sometimes you’ll get better experiences at smaller companies. What was your most ridiculous task? I tell one story in the book – having to make coffee for the green room guests that were going to be on the show “Today”. The machine exploded, and the break room was flooded with coffee, and I ran out of the hallway. The guy who saved me was one of the anchors of the show. Just to show you that contacts don’t disappear, I was on Fox & Friends two weeks ago. Who’s the anchor on the show? The man I ran into in the hall. You never know where a contact is going to end up.

New salad bar adds healthy option to Benson dining By Julie Huggins | Asst. news editor

As students returned to school for the spring semester, they were greeted by a new addition to the dining facilities: an as-yet unnamed salad bar, which took the place of Freshens in the Benson food court. “We knew offering healthy and fresh foods was important to the students, we’ve seen how busy the salad bar was in the Pit, and we knew that Freshens wasn’t doing as well as we wanted it to do,” John Wise, assistant vice president of Hospitality Services, said. “We are constantly looking at where students are using their food dollars, where the traffic tells us students are going. The students weren’t going to Freshens often, and we knew we needed a change.” So, while the students were away during winter break, Benson’s food court underwent a change. The previously offered ice cream and frozen yogurt became a thing of the past, replaced by healthier options like create-your-own salads and wraps, loaded baked potatoes, multiple soups and even smoothies. “First and foremost, we realized that there was a definite need for a fast healthy option on campus,” senior Hamlin Wade, Student Government Chief of Staff, said. “Students at Wake are incredibly health conscious and we

wanted to provide a formidable option for healthy on-the-go food. The salad bar originated in summer conversations about how to make dining on campus better and took root this fall. With the arrival of Moe’s this spring, we are excited about the future of dining in Benson. With a Chick-fila, a grill, a sandwich station, Moe’s, Shorty’s and the salad bar, we will be able to meet almost every need and “The students weren’t going to Freshens often, and we knew we needed a change. ”

John Wise

Assistant Vice President of Hospitality Services

want from the student body.” Students, too, are excited about the change to a healthier salad bar and the future of the food court. “I thoroughly appreciate the new salad station,” sophomore Emily Zier said. “It’s nice to be able to grab such a healthy, customizable meal on the go, and I thank whoever decided to add avocados to the topping lineup. With this and the soon-to-be Moe’s, I feel

things are really looking up for the Benson food court.” Not only are there more options to enjoy, but everything is made to order, something both the students and those who pushed for the change commend. Students can choose to have a salad with romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, or spinach, and then top the salad off with a variety of choices, such as avocado, shrimp, different cheeses, and much more. The soups include broccoli cheddar, chili, the classic chicken noodle soup, and baked potatoes can be topped with a choice of any four ingredients. The salads and wraps are prepared right in front of the customer, and the soups are made fresh daily. “We didn’t want to use prepackaged food; we wanted the customer to be involved in the process, and we want the students to get what they want,” Wise said. Students are responding positively to this concept. “I like the new Benson salad place because it offers healthier options, and the staff really listens to you about what you want on your food,” sophomore Cynthia Huang said. “The service is great and the food is fantastic too.” Walking into Benson on a weekday during the lunch hour rushes, one can find a high number of students

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The busy new salad bar in Benson University Center shows students that appreciate the new healthy option. munching on a salad while studying or talking to their friends. “There is no doubt that the salad bar will be and has been a success,” Wade said. “The salad station is outperforming Chick-fil-a, Take Two and, on some days, Shorty’s in terms of revenue. Students have made it known that they were hungry for a healthier option on

campus. The salad bar’s numbers indicate that students are enjoying the new concept.” Wise agreed. “The true determination of its success is the customers. The students are going to tell us if it works,” Wise said. “The first 2 weeks of having the venue open tells us that we’ve hit on something very successful. The students are telling us we’ve made the right move.”

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director, Peter Gilbert as consulting producer, and Mary Dalton as director of outreach along with Churchill Roberts of The Documentary Instituted at the University of Florida. A Jewish man himself, Gilbert was attracted to the story because of the uniqueness of Ginz’s outlook on the horrors that surrounded him. “The concept of what we lost, the genius of what we lost and especially the genius of this boy that we lost are moving,” Gilbert said. “The abil-

ity to deal with trauma and deal with death and deal with it through his own art — drawing, creating his own — it’s just an amazing thing.” The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme became interested in the film when they saw the innovative mix of animation and factual information to tell the boy’s story. In addition to the visual aspects, the sparkling score also caught their attention. As a result, this United Nations organization has decided to create a 32-page companion study guide to accompany the film so that students can further understand the importance of remember-

ing history, the duty of the UN, and the need to defend human rights around the world. This study guide will be produced in six languages and copies will be sent to the UN’s global network of information centers in 63 countries. Furthermore, the film itself has been translated in French, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew and Czech. “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz” is not yet available to the public but it will have its first showing at the upcoming Atlanta Jewish Film Festival in February. From there it will move through various other film festivals. The film will be screened in Winston-Salem on Nov. 11, 2012.

“My hope is that as many people as possible see this film and, in doing so, they appreciate the power of the imagination,” Dickson said. “I hope that it’s one of those films that makes people really ponder,” Gilbert said. “When you have Holocaust or genocide, not just the concept of how many people died, but what we’ve lost is overwhelming.” Overall, members of the film’s production staff responded that they hope that the film will serve as an homage to the boy’s life. The story of Petr Ginz struck them on a deep level and led them to collaborate on an innovative documentary.

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{ UPCOMING EVENTS } MEN’S BASKETBALL 02/04 @ N.C. State 02/08 @ Virginia 02/11 v. Clemson TRACK AND FIELD: 02/03 Virginia Tech Elite 02/10 Liberty Meet 02/17 Virginia Tech MEN’S TENNIS: 02/03 v. VCU 02/03 v. Notre Dame 02/09 v. South Carolina WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: 02/02 @ Duke 02/05 @ Boston College 02/09 v. Florida State WOMEN’S TENNIS 02/18 v. Minnesota 02/19 v. USF 02/26 @ N.C. State

{ NATIONAL STAGE } Djokovic outlasts Nadal in record Aussie Open final Novak Djokovic held on to defeat Rafael Nadal in five sets to clinch the Australian Open title 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5. The final lasted an incredible five hours and 53 minutes, the longest Grand Slam singles final in the history of professional tennis. It was Djokovic’s third consecutive major title, one shy of the all-time record set by Rod Laver. Djokovic will have the opportunity to match Laver’s record at Roland Garros later this year. With a victory, he would hold each of the Grand Slam titles at one time. Both Djokovic and Nadal provided entertainment throughout a match which included 101 winners to go along with 140 unforced errors. For Nadal, the loss was his third consecutive Grand Slam runner-up with each of the three losses coming against Djokovic. Djokovic also dethroned Nadal of his number one world ranking last year. Nadal is the first player in the Open Era (since 1968) to lose three finals in a row. The French Open begins in mid-May.



Deacs pick up win, but take first loss at hands of No. 5 Florida By Nick Weldon | Staff writer

The men’s tennis team took their talents to Florida this past week to take on two tough opponents. The No. 5 Florida Gators defeated Wake Forest in the second round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, a day after the Demon Deacons beat the No. 33 Miami Hurricanes in the first round of the tournament held in Gainesville, Fla., Jan. 28 and Jan. 29. No. 41 Wake Forest advanced to 4-0 after a true thriller of a win versus Miami. Down early, the Deacons needed clutch victories from sophomore Adam Lee and junior Danny Kreyman to pull out the tough win against the higher ranked Miami squad.

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With just 176 days left until Aug. 7 when the 2012 Olympics kick off in London, Hunter Kemper still has work to do. Kemper, a triathlete for the United States and a 1998 Wake Forest graduate, is attempting to compete in his fourth Olympic Games this summer. Hunter Kemper was a four-year member of both the track and cross country teams while at Wake Forest. During his senior campaign, Kemper placed second, with a time of 30:16, in the 10,000 meters at

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athletes when he was inducted into the Wake Forest Athletics Hall of Fame. “I was pretty shocked,” Kemper said. “The running joke at the ceremony was that nobody knew who I was during my time at Wake, but rather what I have done since then.” Joining Kemper as inductees were San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (‘97), former head basketball coach Dave Odom, Wake Forest Assistant Athletic Director and former basketball star Randolph Childress (‘95), PGA golfer Len Mattiace (‘90) and former New York Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi (‘63). Kemper is currently one of 118 individuals in the Wake Forest Athletics Hall of Fame.

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the ACC Track and Field Championships, earning him All-ACC Honors. He also ran a personal-best time of 14:24 in the 5,000 meters that same season. In each of his four years as a Deacon, Kemper was an ACC All-Academic team selection and received Wake Forest’s Athletic Academic Excellence Award. Additionally, he was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa, an honorary leadership fraternity. Hunter Kemper graduated from Wake Forest in 1998 cum laude with a B.A. degree in business administration. “I loved my time at Wake, I had a great time,” Kemper said. “I wouldn’t trade the world for my experiences at Wake Forest.” In 2009, Hunter Kemper joined an elite class of former Wake Forest

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a 5-2 third set lead and took down Victor Mauz 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in their fifth singles match. With the match even at three points apiece, all Kreyman needed to do was beat Omar Aly to lock up the win for Wake Forest. Unfortunately, Kreyman ended up down 4-2 in the third set against Aly. However, the junior rallied to win four straight games, giving both him and the team an important victory. “I think we had a great effort as a team this weekend,” Kreyman said. “Beating Miami 4-3 in a tough, hard fought match like that will definitely help us mentally as the season progresses. Just knowing that we can come away with a win when we’re down 3-1 is a great reminder of our effort and determination.” Before defeating their victory on Saturday, the Demon Deacons had won three of their past four matches against the Hurricanes.

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Junior Danny Kreyman of the men’s tennis team won both his singles matches this weekend to help the Deacons to a 1-1 record against Miami and Florida. Kreyman, a native of Long Beach N.Y., is ranked No. 115 in the ITA singles and successfully knocked off Omar Aly of Miami by a score of 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4. With Kreyman’s victory over Aly, the Deacons were able to claim a key victory over the No. 33 Hurricanes. In the second matchup of the Kreyman weekend against the No. 5 Florida Gators, Kreyman provided the Deacs’ only win of the day as the team dropped 6-1 and failed to advance to the Indoor National Championships. Kreyman defeated Nassim Slilam by a 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (12-10) margin. The Deacs return to action Feb. 3 in a doubleheader against nationally ranked Virginia Commonwealth and Notre Dame.



The team found themselves in a 3-1 hole after dropping the doubles point as well as the fourth and sixth singles matches. It was the first time this season that the Deacs did not secure the doubles point. Senior David Hopkins, fresh off earning ACC Player of the Week honors, grabbed the first point of the day for Wake Forest at first singles. He defeated Miami’s Gabriel Flores in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. With the win he increased his combined Hopkins singles and doubles record this reason to an impressive 7-1. Junior Amogh Prabhakar secured the Deacons’ second match point and Lee earned the third to tie the overall score. He took advantage of

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start as they jumped out to a quick 7-4 lead over the Hurricanes. The next four minutes were a sign of things to come though, as the Deacs were held scoreless over that span. Despite the lack of scoring, they trailed just 11-7 at the under-12-minute timeout. After another mini-run by Miami, the Deacs were able to cut the lead back to seven with six minutes left in the half. That was all Wake Forest could muster for the rest of the first half though, as the ‘Canes held head coach Mike Petersen’s squad without a field goal until the break to take a 33-18 lead. The second half was much more of the same as the shots just would not fall for Wake en route to a 15 field goal, 39-point performance. Miami rode the coattails of All-American Shenise Johnson, who finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, as well as senior Requina Williams, and junior Stefanie Yderstrom, who tallied 14 points apiece to the final 74-39 margin. The Deacs were led by senior Secily Ray in the scoring department at nine points, the first time all season that no Wake Forest player reached doubledigits. Freshman Dearica Hamby pulled down a

After a photo finish to the 2011 Major League Baseball Season, there was no doubt that general managers were going to be busy this winter. After finishing in last place in the National League East Division with a disappointing record of 72-90, the Florida Marlins made some major changes. Within a few months of ending the regular season, the club changed its name to the Miami Marlins, hired a new manager in Ozzie Guillen, designed new uniforms, and had a major roster makeover. Their first addition was closer Heath Bell. Bell earned elite status as a closer during his three year stint with the San Diego Padres where he racked up 132 saves, 216 strikeouts, and made two AllStar Game appearances. The next player to join the Marlins was superstar shortstop José Reyes who won the batting title in 2011 and will likely force current Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez to slide over to third base. The third and final acquisition made by Miami was adding the right-hander Mark Buehrle. Buehrle has consistently been an above average pitcher throughout his 12-year career in the league and has had very little trouble with injury, pitching over 200 innings in all but one of those seasons. While the Marlins have been extremely aggressive this winter, it is unlikely that this will be reflected in their performance in the upcoming season. Improvement is likely, but there are still too many holes in their line-up and not enough consistency in their pitching rotation to make the ascent into the upper echelon of major league ball clubs. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have also had a very productive off season as they have made a couple of very effective moves. The acquisition of first baseman Albert Pujols was huge for this club that has seemed to be in need of an anchor for an already very talented line-up for quite some time.

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Junior Mykala Walker had six points and four steals in the Deacons’ 75-71home defeat to North Carolina. Wake has suffered losses in five of their last six games. By Riley Johnston | Staff writer No. 25 North Carolina 75 Wake Forest 71

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After the Wake Forest women’s basketball team had their most productive scoring output of the season Jan. 22 against the Clemson Tigers, the hope was that the execution and productivity would keep up. Unfortunately, the Deacs had to travel to Coral Gables to face off against a Top-10 foe in the Miami Hurricanes, and then return home to face the No.25 North Carolina Tar Heels. The end result of those trips was two losses for the Deacs. Wake fell to Miami 64-39 Jan. 26, in what was their lowest season scoring output on the year. The Deacs came back to Winston-Salem to take on North Carolina, where they put together one of the better games on the court this year, but fell just short by a final of 75-71. The Deacs’ high hopes of stealing one from a top-10 team on the road got off to a relatively good

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Brigita Bercyte Sophomore Personal Profile By Meredith Johe | Staff writer Playing tennis for most of her life, sophomore Brigita Bercyte picked up a racquet at a young age and never looked back. Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., Bercyte appeared in 19 dual matches for the Demon Deacons her freshman year. Last season, Bercyte earned her first ACC win by dominating over Maryland’s Julia Huschke in singles. She also picked up a few of doubles wins, beating teams from Winthrop, ETSU and Richmond. Prior to attending Wake Forest, Bercyte competed intensely on the ITF Junior Ciruit, even reaching the final singles round at the ITF Copa Mangu Tournament in fall 2010. With all of this success early on her career, it’s no doubt that Bercyte will be a vital asset to the team this season and for years to come. When did you first start playing tennis? I started playing when I was nine years old. My brother had a tennis lesson, and I begged for one too. Who had the greatest influence on your tennis career? I would have to say that my mom has greatly influenced my tennis career. She has always been there for me and has always supported me. My mom is my biggest fan and she would always believe in me. Why did you choose to come to Wake Forest? I really loved Wake over my visit. I really liked the campus and the atmosphere. The people here are very nice and down to earth. They really made me feel comfortable here. Also, Wake is part of the ACC and has great tennis competition as well as outstanding academics. What do you love most about Wake Forest? Tough question, but what I love the most about Wake is the campus. It really feels like home when I am here. Everything is very close to get around and the campus is absolutely beautiful.

Birthdate: 07/23/1992 Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Fun Facts: Competed on the ITF Junior circuit; won the doubles title at the ITF Copa Coqui tournament in Puerto Rico (2010); moved to the United States with her family from Lithuania when she was 11 years old; brother, Salvijus Bercys, is a junior on the chess team at the University of Texas at Dallas.

If you could play doubles with anyone in the world, who would you pick and why? I would pick either Bob or Mike Bryan just because they are absolutely amazing at doubles. Besides, getting some tips on doubles from a top doubles player in the world wouldn’t be too bad. What do you feel is your greatest strength as a player? My belief is my greatest strength. I never give up and keep going. Do you enjoy playing doubles or singles matches more? I like playing singles a whole lot more. I feel more pressure in doubles because my mistake affects my teammate as well. In singles, I own the court and the match is my responsibility. What do you view to be your greatest accomplishment in tennis so far? Getting into Wake Forest and being part of the team for sure beats any other accomplishment. What are your goals for the rest of your collegiate tennis career? I hope to keep improving and hopefully have better results as years keep flying by. Will you continue your tennis career after you graduate from the university? I am not sure. It is too early to ask that question. Time will tell. How would you describe the team’s dynamic? Our team is great. When we get on a court to play matches, we really concentrate on our matches. Each and every single one of us knows that we all are part of this team and we all matter. We are all hard-workers and just keep trying to get better and better.

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However, convincing the slugger to sign was no simple task. Pujols’ 10-year contract guarantees him $240 million, but beyond the cash, Pujols also receives four season tickets to home games over the next decade for friends and family as well as a luxury suite at the ballpark for his Pujols Foundation. The Angels also signed south paw C.J. Wilson for a seemingly modest five year contract that is still worth $77.5 million. While adding C.J. Wilson makes the Angels pitching rotation one of the most frightening in the majors, the acquisition is also effective as it takes away from division rival Texas Rangers who failed to resign their top pitcher. After this type of off season, it would not be surprising to see the Angels, who

barely missed the MLB play-offs last year, go deep into the post season this year and possibly win a title. After a horrific collapse to close out the 2011 regular season, the Boston Red Sox have been under a microscope all off season with many curious fans to see how the club with respond to its recent failure. After parting ways with both their manager in Terry Francona, General Manager in Theo Epstein, right fielder J.D. Drew, and closer Jonathan Papelbon, Boston hired Bobby Valentine as their new manager and promoted Ben Cherington to replace Epstein. With the decision to move relief pitchers Daniel Bard and Alfredo Aceves to the starting rotation, Cherington shored up his bullpen by adding relief pitcher Mark Melancon and closer Andrew Bailey. Both players bring depth and consis-

tency that Boston desperately needed down the stretch last season. Boston has also added utility infielder Nick Punto with a two year deal worth an affordable $3 million. The Red Sox have also signed a handful of pitchers to low risk, high reward minor league contracts with hopes that at least one will rise to the occasion and fill a back of the rotation spot. Punto Among the list of names are Carlos Silva and Aaron Cook. While the Sox have recently traded shortstop Marco Scutaro, one can only think this was a move to clear up salary

cap space in order to land another bigname pitcher. They have also used some of the money freed up by trading Scutaro to add outfielder Cody Ross who was invaluable to the San Francisco Giants in their 2010 World Series run. It seems that Cherington has done a good job of fixing the problems that hindered the Boston Red Sox so severely last September. Although the American League will be significantly more competitive this season, the playoffs are not an unreasonable expectation for this Red Sox team. Other notable transactions have been the Detroit Tigers adding first baseman Prince Fielder with a massive nine year, $214 million dollar deal. This move gives the Tigers a scary offense that is favored to win it all this season. More notable transactions include the Philadelphia

Phillies adding closer Jonathon Papelbon with a four year, $50 million deal, the Cincinnati Reds adding closer Ryan Madson with a one year, $8.5 million deal and pitcher Mat Latos in a trade with the San Diego Padres, the Texas Rangers adding heralded Japaneese free agent starting pitcher Yu Darvish with a six year, $60 million contract, the Chicago Cubs adding starting pitcher Paul Maholm with a one year, $4.75 million contract, the Tampa Bay Rays adding closer Fernando Rodney with a one year, $2 million contract, the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals adding outfielder Carlos Beltran with a two year, $26 million deal in an attempt to make up for prized Albert Pujols’ absence in the lineup next season, and the San Diego Padres acquiring oft injured slugger Carlos Quentin in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

Deac Notes Men’s soccer earns number of highly touted recruits

Women’s tennis reels in No. 25 recruiting class for 2012

Sophomore Katie Stengel to play with U-20 national team in Spain

On Jan. 25 Wake Forest men’s soccer head coach Jay Vidovich announced the addition of seven new members to his program. Although the Demon Deacons will not be losing a single starter from their team last year, the Deacs will be putting the new recruits to work on the soccer field. Three of the incoming players have played for the United States’ National Team, and four of the recruits earned the distinction of being high school All-Americans. According to College Soccer News, the Deacs will be receiving the best and third best recruit in the nation.

According to the Tennis Recruiting Network, the Wake Forest women’s tennis program grabbed the 25th best recruiting class in the country. So far the Deacs have nabbed five-star recruit Kasey Gardiner out of Novi, Mich. Also according the Tennis Recruiting Network, Gardiner is ranked as the best player coming out of the state of Michigan and the second best in the Great Lakes region. In two years of high school tennis, Gardiner owned a 44-0 record. It is expected that the Demon Deacons will add more players to their program this spring.

Sophomore Katie Stengel was called to play with the United States’ National Team in Spain as part of the Four Nations Tournament. In the tournament, the Americans will be taking on Switzerland, Germany, and Norway in the course of five days (Feb. 9-Feb. 13). As a result of this past season with the Deacs, Stengel was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and earned her second All-American selection. The sophomore scored a Wake Forest record of 19 goals this past season and helped the Demon Deacons advance to their first ever NCAA College Cup.

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By Matt Poppe | Executive sports editor The Demon Deacons were at it again this past week against two more challenging ACC opponents in the Clemson Tigers and the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels. Wake Forest, however, could not come through with a victory in either matchup, falling to a 2-6 record in conference play. On Jan. 31, the Deacs faced their third ranked opponent in five games when they took on in-state rival North Carolina at the Joel Coliseum. The Tar Heels came to the Joel Coliseum having won 12 of their last 13 games and sitting tied for first in the ACC standings. The game was also televised on ESPNU and featured a later 9 p.m. start. Wake struggled at the start of the game, missing badly on their first few attempts, but fought hard defensively to keep the game close. Both teams were physical early on as well. Things got heated midway through the half when senior Ty Walker was flagrantly fouled under the basket. This sparked a 7-0 run by the Deacs, capped off by sophomore Tony Chennault’s three-pointer. However, just a few minutes later, the Tar Heels thundered back with a 9-0

run and jumped out to a 36-24 lead at the half. Both teams struggled to connect on their shots, with North Carolina shooting just 34 percent and the Deacons shooting 28 percent. The second half saw much of the same as each team shot a dismal percentage from the field. Wake played excellent defense at the start of the second half and held the Tar Heels to just four points in the first five minutes. They also went on a 7-0 run led by junior guard C.J. Harris to cut the lead to 40-34 and get the home crowd at the Joel back into the game. “We made a run after halftime like we wanted to,” Harris said. “We planned to make that first push.” Despite cutting the lead, the Tar Heels once again went on a spurt, scoring 12 unanswered points midway through the half to effectively put the game out of reach. North Carolina kept a sizable lead for the remainder of the game, eventually winning by a 68-53 final score. Harris The Tar Heels outrebounded the Deacs 50-36 in the contest and had an impressive 21 offensive boards. Their dominance down low also showed with their 34-18 advantage in point in the paint. “They did a good job of crashing the boards the whole game,” Chennault said. “Their length really had an impact on the game around the rim for us,” head coach Bzdelik said. “They had 12 blocks on us. We had some opportunities around the rim that

we just couldn’t make because of their length.” Harris again led the Deacons with 19 points, his 21st straight game with double digit scoring. Harris also scored his 1,000th point of his career in the game, coming late on a free throw. “I’m tremendously blessed for the opportunity to play here and the opportunity I’ve had to go and attend Wake Forest,” Harris said. “I’m very proud of that and to make that mark. I thank my coaches and my teammates for that, both past and present.” Sophomore Travis McKie also had a strong game with eight points and 13 rebounds. Wake’s previous game was played Jan. 28 when they traveled to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers. The Deacs struggled at the start, committing a number of turnovers but the Tigers could not take advantage as they made just one of their first 15 attempts. The Deacs actually led the ball game for the first 15 minutes, but the halftime score ended up 36-29 in favor of Clemson. Despite a 6-2 run out of the locker room in the second half, the Deacs could not retake the lead as they again had a tough time scoring, going on an extended scoreless streak. The Tigers eventually came up with the 71-60 victory. Harris again made up a good percentage of the Deacons’ offense scoring 19 points, pulling down seven rebounds, and dishing out three assists. The Deacs next game will be Feb. 4 when they will travel to Raleigh to take on the N.C. State Wolfpack. Wake lost the first meeting of the season Jan. 14 by a 76-40 margin and will be looking to avenge one of their worst ACC losses. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.

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Junior C.J. Harris scores two of his game-high 20 points in the Deacs’ 91-73 loss to the No. 8 Duke Blue Devils Jan. 19.

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Wake Forest graduate Hunter Kemper is hoping to compete in the 2012 Olympic games in London, England.

Professionally, the 35-year old is coming off of a seventh place finish at Beijing in 2008, the highest finish by any American male. “Finishing seventh, some people saw that as a disappointment,” Kemper said. “I was happy because I overcame obstacles [he was dealing with a sports hernia at the time] and it made me appreciate making the team and made those accomplishments even sweeter.” Since the Beijing Olympics, Kemper has been unable to avoid injuries. A stress fracture of his pelvis and a broken left collarbone kept him from competing in most of the 2010 campaign. In addition, Kemper was plagued by stomach cramps during the initial Olympic qualifying event in Aug. 2011, preventing him from earning a spot on the U.S. triathlon team. No American athletes placed in the top-nine of the event, meaning that all spots remain open. Throughout Kemper’s Olympic career, which began in 2000 at the Sydney Games, the United States has sent a three-man team to compete in the triathlon. However, Kemper fears that the team may shrink to two members for the London Games. As for his

own chances to represent America in the London Olympics, Kemper is confident, although he is struggling to return from yet another injury. In a race at Myrtle Beach last Oct., Kemper was run off the course and crashed, suffering a broken elbow which required surgery. Just five weeks ago, Kemper’s elbow required another surgery after he contracted a staph infection during the healing process. “It has been a big process, [one that has been] hard to believe,” Kemper said. His injury has prevented him from swimming for a long time and he doesn’t believe his fitness level will be good until the end of April. “I believe that I will be at 100 percent for the second qualifying race in May and the goal is to qualify there then run strategically until our race August 7 in London,” Kemper said. The second qualifying race of which he speaks will be held the weekend of May 12-13 in Sand Diego, Calif. Depending on how his recovery process progresses, it could be the first race of 2012 for Kemper. It will also be the most important because the entire American Olympic team will be determined that day. Only the top 60-65 triathletes in the world qualify for the race and it currently looks

like four American males will be able to compete. If any of these Americans cross the finish line in the top nine, they automatically make the U.S. team. If no American crosses in the top nine places, the first American to finish the race will be guaranteed a slot on the team. The other one or two competitors would then either be decided by who crosses the line second or by a selection committee. “With the top athletes in the world competing, this event allows for the best competition to simulate what it is like in the Olympic Games,” Kemper said. This could be the last Olympic Games for the thirty five year-old, but it does not mean his expectations are any lower than before. Ultimately, Kemper is focused on a goal that he has had since childhood: returning home to America from London this summer with a medal in hand. “If I don’t make the team, I won’t be upset, but ultimately I look forward to the challenge and the upcoming Olympics,” said Kemper. “I still feel I can earn a medal and if I didn’t feel that way, I wouldn’t be out there.” The day circled on Kemper’s calendar, when his dreams could finally become a reality is August 7, 2012.

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team-high seven rebounds. The Marrieta, Ga. native averages 3.6 rebounds and 3.7 points per game. In the return to the LJVM, the Demon Deacons got off to a blazing hot start against the No. 25 Tar Heels. Wake ran out to a quick 8-0 run, and grabbed the first seven rebounds of a the game, no small feat against a team like North Carolina that puts great pride in their rebounding on every single possession. “I thought we came out with a great start on offense, as well as hitting the boards with the intensity that we needed to keep up the entire game,” head coach Mike Petersen said.

The Tar Heels responded with a run of their own after a timeout by head coach Sylvia Hatchell to reclaim the lead at the under 12 timeout. Some great basketball throughout the rest of the half by both teams, especially defensively, led to a 34-33 Demon Deacon lead at the half. That was capped off by a basket by sophomore Lindsy Wright with two seconds left in the half for the lead. “When we got the second trap on (in the press), that is where I thought we looked really good,” Petersen said. “They made the adjustments and got (Tierra) Ruffin-Pratt in there to get to the basket…and that was ultimately what made the difference.” The spark off of the bench for the Deacs was a bright spot in the half, as well as the game.

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Hamby, as well as freshman Millesa Calicott, provided some great depth for Wake Forest, something absolutely necessary for a team that wants to pull an upset in the ACC. In the second half, Wake Forest and North Caroline changed leads several times in an attempt to see who would inevitably come up with the hard fought victory. It looked like Wake might steal a game when they went up 65-60 with four minutes remaining in the contests. Boykin However, Ruffin-Pratt sparked UNC to three consecutive baskets with fouls on each of them to give North Carolina the

lead back. Since this point, they didn’t loose the lead again. North Carolina struggled from the free throw line all night (converting just 14-27), but nailed the ones that counted towards the end of the game to put it out of reach and win 75-71. Junior Lakevia Boykin once again led the team in scoring with 21 points, and she also chipped in with eight rebounds to tie for the team-high with Secily Ray. Sophomore Chelsea Douglas had two timely three-pointers to help her to 13 points, along with five assists on the afternoon. The Deacons continue their murderers row this week as they travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils, Feb. 3. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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Underclassmen have big weekend on the track By Ty Kraniak | Staff writer

Travelling on the road for the third time this season, the men’s and women’s indoor track teams were able to record successful results at the UNC Invitational The event was held Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Up to this point, the Demon Deacons have travelled to Blacksburg, Va., twice this season to compete in the Virginia Tech Invitational as well as the Hokie Invitational on successive weekends. During these meets, the Deacs were able to record a number of top finishes, and many athletes were able to shatter their previous records. Building off the team’s success in Blacksburg, Wake Forest continued to record top finishes at the UNC Invitational. “From a results Nunley standpoint, we did okay,” head coach John Millar said. “It was the kind of experience where we were able to get some kids experience, and we had the ability to achieve success. The level of competition was such that we were able to be competitive in all the events. Overall it was a good meet for us to get some confidence in our younger kids.” On Day 1, standout runner and redshirt junior Booker Nunley helped place the Demon Deacons on the scoreboard with a first place finish in the 60 meter hurdles event. Nunley has already cruised to three first place finishes in the event this year coming from all three meets. Most recently at UNC, Nunley recorded a time of 7.83 seconds, which is only .06 seconds slower than the school record set by Steve Brown in 1991.

“I’d be lying if I said that I don’t enjoy winning, but until ACC’s or Nationals, my focus is primarily on times,” Nunley said. “But, I have to say that I was happy because I hadn’t practiced in 2 weeks because of a hammy injury. So, I am happy for the win, but even more excited for the future because my hammy is fine and I can practice now.” On Day 2, a number of underclassmen performed exceptionally well to help the Demon Deacons record more top finishes. Freshman Daniel Harrison earned his first ever collegiate victory in the 400 meter dash with a blazing time of 50.19 seconds. This time set a new record for the freshman out of Newport News, Va. “Getting that first win under my belt was a really great feeling because it felt like a little weight was lifted off of my shoulders,” Harrison said. The win was definitely a confidence booster that helped to make the transition into college athletics a lot easier.” “Overall it was a good meet for us to get some confidence in our younger kids .”

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In addition, freshman Jake Dearmon ran the mile in 4:33.67 en route to an 11th place finish to help the Demon Deacons. As far as the women’s team, senior Molly Binder headlined the first day for Wake Forest with yet another first place victory in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:35.81. This first-place finish proved to be Binder’s first victory of the year as she

finished more than three seconds before her nearest competitor from N.C. State. “Molly has been someone who has really come on this year,” Millar said. “We are looking for her to be a leader in that middle-distance group, but also looking ahead, she is someone who will be competitive in the ACC’s. She’s got a lot of upside right now and has been one of the bright spots so far on this team.” Binder’s teammate in the event, sophomore Allison Johnson, captured a third place finish with a time of 1:39.70. This event marked Johnson’s first appearance of the year, and it is clear that she did not disappoint. On the second day of the Invitational, freshman Nyki Caldwell from Dexter, Mich., added to the cause by also recording her first ever collegiate victory. Caldwell earned this distinction through placing first in the high jump with a leap of 1.65 meters that ensured an easy victory for Wake Forest in the event. “I was really excited when I realized that I was the last one standing at the end of the competition,” Caldwell said. “I got even more excited when I realized that I had just won a collegiate meet for the first time. It feels good to see the practice and advice from the coaches pay off.” Looking forward, the Deacons take to action once again in Blacksburg, Va., Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 as they look to compete strongly in the Virginia Tech Elite Meet. This competition marks the team’s third trip to the state of Virginia in the last four weeks as more Demon Deacons will attempt to record first place finishes. “This week, we are coming in with the intent to perform well,” Millar said “We are trying to put together our ACC team right now, and this is the first week where we are looking at people’s performance. It will really tell us where we are at.”

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Senior Paul Loeser competes in the 800-meter event. The Winston-Salem native placed third at the UNC Invitational.

M. Tennis: Wake Forest looks ahead to ranked VCU, Notre Dame Continued from Page B1

Miami opened the season with four new players in its singles lineup, including an entirely different top three: sopohmore Gabriel Flores, sophomore Omar Aly and freshman Wilfredo Gonzalez. After their Saturday victory, Wake moved on to face Florida in the next

round of the tournament. They were hoping, to get a win and advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships for the first time in school history. Ultimately, the Gators, ranked No. 5 nationally and playing on their home court, posted a decisive 6-1 win, dropping Wake Forest to 4-1 on the season. Danny Kreyman earned the lone point for the Deacons, who were swept in

doubles for the first time in the 2012 season. All three of the Gators’ doubles pairs are ranked in the ITA Top 50. Helping Florida to a win was Frank “Tripper” Carleton, who transferred from Wake Forest last year for unknown reasons. Carleton won the third singles match against Prabhakar in addition to defeat-

ing the Wake Forest duo of Kreyman and Lee in the second doubles match. “It felt strange seeing Trip on the other side of the court not wearing Wake Forest colors,” Kreyman said. “You become used to seeing the same guys every day, so it’s tough when one of them is now playing against you.” Carleton, who played first singles for the Deacs, clearly could have helped the

team, but even without him, Wake is off to a solid start this season. The team will make the trip back home and play a doubleheader tomorrow, taking on No. 47 VCU and No. 28 Notre Dame at the Indoor Tennis Center. The Demon Deacons will play the Rams at 2 p.m. and then the Fighting Irish at 7 p.m Feb. 3.

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By Ellie Baldini | Staff writer

Hear the Love Birds Tweet

The ever-elusive “college relationship” is something constantly considered by university students, male and female alike. Whether it’s whispering about your roommate’s late-night hook up over B.O.Bs at the Pit or analyzing texts from your best friend’s boyfriend, our interactions are constantly revolving around the intricacies of our personal relationships. And in the confusing world of dance floor make-outs, “sexting” and casual hook-ups, discerning where another person stands in any given interaction can be more than a little challenging. Enter the world of technology: the ultimate bridge to easy, stress-free and, most importantly, not face-to-face contact. But for all the merits that come with communicating via cell phone, Skype, Facebook or even G-chat, what are we really left with? A gray area that few college students actually know how to navigate. And so, in the spirit of gaining some clarity, we are investigating one of the latest social media to seize our campus and examining its impact on personal relationships: Twitter. Based off the principles of expediency and abbreviation that we in the 21st century hold so dear, Twitter allows you to project your every thought into the world (or at least the world inhabited by your “followers”) so long as it’s in 140 characters or less. And with special features like “trends,” “hashtags,” and “re-tweets,” the language of Twitter is quickly becoming an integral part of social interaction on campus. More and more students are taking to Twitter to gain, share and even over-share information. The full extent of the effects of such a prolific and popular media interface is impossible for us to truly gauge. What is becoming rapidly apparent is that Twitter is irrevocably altering how we engage in personal relationships on campus. But is this effect a positive, or decidedly negative one? It would seem that, at least on this campus, the jury is still out. “Twitter allows students to say whatever is on their mind without the confrontation aspect,” junior Tash Rebec said. “But it also blurs lines of communication because even though you are reading a statement, the context and tone can be completely skewed or misunderstood.” Rebec’s sentiment is a popular one, echoed by many other university students when asked their opinions on the merits of interacting via social media. There seems to be a double-edged sword scenario at work. On the one hand, an interface like Twitter assures the individual protection since there is limited chance for personal repercussion when said interaction is done from a cell phone or computer screen.

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And yet, as Rebec so aptly put it, “tweeting” at someone also presents the potential for miscommunication and ambiguity, two adjectives all-too familiar to the average college student engaging in personal relationships. After all, who hasn’t read a certain-someone’s hash-tag and immediately thought to themselves, “Is this directed at me?” The very characteristic of Twitter that has rendered it a cultural phenomenon, its allowance of free and instantaneous expression at any time, also poses a potential problem for the typical twenty-something attempting to navigate the blurry terrain of college relationships. And what about those tweets that aren’t so ambiguous? “I think people have more tweets about relationships on Twitter than Facebook, and they’re usually a lot more aggressive,” junior Devon McGinty said. Perhaps it’s the stronger sense of anonymity, or the satisfaction that comes from a perfectly formulated “hate-Tweet.” Whatever the case may be, McGinty’s opinion is a popular one around the university. Many students maintain that Twitter, more than any other available social networks is rife with negative, spiteful and even vindictive comments concerning personal relationships. And whether they are directed at a follower or left up to interpretation, it is clear that the pervasiveness of such content in any fashion only serves to complicate the already tricky world of student relations. Of course, Twitter is certainly not without its fans. There are plenty of students who sing the social network’s praises, citing it as “the perfect forum for capturing a priceless moment or quote” or “another place to express inside jokes with the important people in your life,” as junior Briana Devincenzo said. Along that line of thinking, Twitter is seen by many as simply the latest in a string of fastemerging social networks that all provide a strengthened sense of camaraderie and community within the personal interactions of college students. And to be fair, though there may be ambiguity, for every horror story centered on a hateful hashtag, there exists an equally charming anecdote about a favorite couple’s inside jokes trending on the Twitter feed. So what, then, can we make of Twitter’s skyrocketing popularity, and its effect on personal relationships at the university? Are our daily retweets enhancing how we interact intimately, or are hash-tags only further muddling our confusion? As deeply immersed in this cultural anomaly as we, members of the social media generation are, it is impossible to tell. And so, in fitting irony, we come to this final conclusion: the Twitter phenomenon will remain a grey area, as rife with confusion and ambiguity as the personal relationships perplexing university students every day on campus. Graphic by Josh Strickland/Old Gold & Black

Health Column | aWAKEn Your Health

Students’ urgent health questions answered Kelsey Korey Staff columnist

We all like to think that, in general, we are a healthy and educated population of young adults. There are almost unlimited opportunities on our university’s campus to keep us healthy. However, I recently realized that students still have questions about their health. Here are some of your burning health questions answered! Which foods are both healthy and filling? This is a terrific question as, ideally, you want to strive to eat foods that are nutrient dense instead of energy dense. Almonds are a perfect example because they provide nine grams of healthy monounsaturated fat per handful (about one oz).

This type of fat is great in snack foods as you don’t have to consume many to feel satisfied. Oatmeal is another good option. A half of a cup of raw oats (which cooks up to one whole cup) only has about 120 calories and is known as the “stick to your ribs” food. It packs four grams of fiber which is known for keeping you fuller for longer. Some other good examples include salmon, black beans and quinoa which are healthy, protein-packed foods. What is the healthiest option at each station in the Pit? We are so fortunate to have a dining hall with so much variety! Obviously, my favorite station is the salad bar because you can load up your plate for almost no calories. However, I think salads can easily become a high-calorie meal when you add too much dressing. A serving of dressing is two tablespoons (the size of your thumb is about one tablespoon). You can easily make a healthy salad calorie-laden if you smother it with dressing. Choose any “Lite” option or balsamic vinegar for lower calorie options. I also love the fresh fruit with either yogurt or cottage cheese. Yes, they are both fat free!

The “Southern Kitchen” is hard because the options change daily but the steamed veggies, brown rice, corn and sweet potatoes are awesome choices. Try to choose a protein that is baked instead of fried and not smothered in gravy or thick sauce. The grill now offers whole wheat buns for your burgers! And that’s all I will say about that station… I am not a huge fan of pizza everyday but every once in a while it’s good! Sometimes the Pit offers pizza with whole wheat crust and veggies so I would choose that one if I need to splurge. Also, the pasta station offers whole wheat spaghetti and veggie options which are tasty. Try to choose marinara sauce over cream sauce and you will save yourself a LOT of extra calories. The omelet station is one of my favorites. Personally, I like egg whites with all the vegetables but you can’t really go wrong here. Make the sausage and ham “add-ins” a once-a-week habit. What are the best and worst Pit desserts? This is a really tough question because the amount of desserts offered at the Pit is still amazing to me, even as a senior. I think I would

go with the frozen yogurt as the “best” option. It’s great with a sprinkle of granola over the top. I’m not sure I can accurately choose the most caloric dessert, although lately I’ve seen frosted donuts. Maybe splitting one with a friend is your best bet. How can you avoid sickness on a college campus? Unfortunately, it’s almost inevitable that at some point in your college career you will get sick. Living in close vicinity with thousands of other students is a recipe for sickness. There are a few things you can do to minimize your chances, the most important one being to wash your hands. I also carry around hand sanitizer for before meals. Getting ample sleep (about 8 hours a night) is critical as your body needs that time to rebuild and repair itself. Also, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will keep your immune system strong and resistant. I hope this helps you all stay healthy. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me!

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• Demi Moore has finally returned home from being hospitalized last week after smoking an unidentified substance and experiencing convulsions. After sending her kids to temporarily reside with their father and resigning from her most recent movie, Moore stated that she now has the opportunity to focus on how to “get well.” • What celebrity is in court this week? That would be Halle Berry. The star is in the process of getting a restraining order against her ex-husband, Gabriel Aubry. Berry does not want Aubry to have custody of their daughter, Nahla, until the child endangerment investigations are cleared. • How are the New England Patriots preparing for the 2012 Super Bowl? Wide receiver Tiquan Underwood is carving success into his head — literally. The player has had the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his hair.

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CD Review | Human Again

New Michaelson album hits harder than before By Amanda Lomax | Contributing writer

Ingrid Michaelson’s lullaby-like soft voice and quirky lyrics have hit the music scene once again, though in a different way. Her latest album, Human Again, departs from other sugary sweet albums in that it echoes themes of self-discovery and renewal. Michaelson, originally from Staten Island, has released four previous albums. Her last album Everybody hit the 18th spot on Billboard 200 in the summer of 2009. The notable singles “The Way I Am” and “Be OK” from the Be OK album were popular in 2008. Michaelson’s music has been featured on various television programs and commercials, resulting in a rise in her popularity.

Human Again Artist | Ingrid Michaelson Best Track | “End of the World” For fans of | Emotional love songs Genre | Indie Pop Grade | B

Some songs are very repetitive, and as is typical, they are very catchy. This is especially evident in the song “Fire.” Lyrics like “I’m walking in, walking into fire/I’m walking into fire with you/ I’m walking in, walking into fire/When I walk into you” are evidence of this repetition. The song “Save Me” (iTunes Edition Bonus track) repeats the title no fewer than 21 times within the song. Throughout the album, I felt like I was looking for a song to change pace or strike me different way. In some ways, many of the songs sound best alone and are slightly overwhelming when complied together. Overall, the result was that the album came across as somewhat predictable. Even so, the string introduction in “I’m Through” was a nice break in the monotony of the other songs on the album. If you enjoy piano solos and more raw vocals, this ballad might pique your interest. Another featured ballad is “Keep Warm,” Michaelson’s most uplifting song on the album. My biggest complaint is that almost all of the songs seem to carry a similar message of love lost but not forgotten. This may speak to the universality of her music, but it can make listeners feel like they are not getting much of the actual artist.

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Ingrid Michaelson’s album had one too many songs about lost love, but her beautiful lyrics and dynamic voice keeps listeners interested. Songs can speak to anyone, but at the risk of sounding harsh, these songs seem angst-ridden. It may be partly due to slower rhythmic qualities throughout the album, but I mainly attribute it to blunter lyrics than her usual gentle metaphors of life and love. Despite this, the single “Ghost” and other songs will probably end up being featured on a Grey’s Anatomy episode in the near future. Michaelson’ strongest songs are those in which she depends on support from her band. As a result, “Black & Blue” has more depth of sound with the addition of backup vocals, timely snapping fingers and technological beats. Likewise, “In the Sea” also benefits from a slower tempo and differing layers of sound; its messages of feeling and sensation are fitting. This song is most reminiscent of older albums, with lyrical similes stating, “I try to pin you down

but you move like a dream” and “You move so softly in the middle of the night/ Like a cocoon in sheets you wrap you up so tight.” One of the best songs of the album is “End of the World;” lyrics and sound blend harmoniously as Michaelson describes a lover seeking her out in hopes that they will be together as doomsday approaches. Aside from the negative aspects of Michaelson’s latest album, she clearly displays her beautiful voice and talented guitar accompaniment. Fans of her previous albums may notice that this album is slightly more down-trodden than the one preceding it. However, they will likely embrace the familiar sounds of her music. Those who enjoy the music of Sara Bareilles (featured in last year’s spring concert) may also want to give Michaelson’s music a listen. You may be surprised by how relatable her songs really are.

Movie Review | Man on a Ledge

Previews give away best parts of thriller Despite presence of humor and chemistry, film lacks surprises By Kathryn Rohlwing | Staff writer Man on a Ledge, starring Avatar’s Sam Worthington, follows in the vein of recent thrillers such as Salt, Source Code and Limitless as a so-so thriller that can make for a fun study break if you are willing to suspend your disbelief and overlook the weak points in the writing and acting. The story opens with Worthington’s character checking into a hotel, ordering room service champagne and lobster, writing a brief suicide note, wiping his prints from everything in

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Rating | PG-13 Director | Asger Leth Who’s it for? | Fans of thrillers and heist films Running Time | 2 hr. 42 mins. Grade | C+

the room and then climbing out the window onto a small ledge. On the street below, chaos quickly ensues and a team of police try to rescue him while the crowd below cheers for him to jump. As officers take bets on his story (a messy divorce or a huge loss in the stock market) the cop trying to talk him down from the ledge (played by Elizabeth Banks, The Next Three Days) begins to realize that there is more to his story than meets the eye in reality, this is just a stunt to draw attention away from what is really happening. The plot of Man on a Ledge lacks big surprises, but it unrolls slowly enough, revealing one piece of the puzzle at a time. If it had not been for the promotional trailers, the film would have kept viewers in suspense. From the start, the viewers are given nothing but a shot of a man preparing for his suicide, but because of the previews, we know in advance who

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Despite a lack of suspense, this trite but action-packed heist film features excellent chemistry between actors Elizabeth Banks and Sam Worthington. the man is, why he is on the ledge and what it is he is hiding, and once that has been set up, the story is fairly predictable. There was not a lot of mystery or surprise left in the film, having seen the commercials a couple times, though I still found that I was entertained by the terrifying moments of falls, jumps and near misses on the ledge and the humorous interactions between the main character’s brother and his girlfriend as they attempt to steal a diamond. Beyond the plot, the setting played an important role in the suspense of the movie. It was shot on location in New York City on an actual ledge 21 stories up where the actors were protected by thin wires attached to their outfits. This location and the vertigo-inducing shots of the street below gave the film a nerve-wracking tension and

added to the drama. The on-location shooting also seemed to improve the acting, which was so-so during other scenes, because the actors did not have to pretend to cling to the face of the building or fake the vertigo-induced queasiness. Man on a Ledge also did a fairly good job of incorporating some humor as well. Jamie Bell, who played Worthington’s younger brother, and Genesis Rodriguez, who played Bell’s girlfriend, were easily the best part of the film as they bumbled their way through the heist. Where in movies like Mission Impossible characters repel smoothly down elevator shafts and dangle gracefully in place over the heads of security guards, Bell and Rodriguez struggle to remain upright in their harnesses, often flipping over, swinging out of control or dropping tools. The couple’s constant bickering

also adds to the humor and keeps the break-in scenes, which are similar to every other heist movie, from feeling too trite. As a stand-alone film, Man on a Ledge is mediocre. The actors have good chemistry with each other, but the sub-par acting and the dissonance between the two brothers’ accents~ Bell being British and Worthington being Australian, is off-putting. The plot lacks unexpected twistsand-turns, and while Bell and Rodriguez contribute some humor, the writing could use vast improvement. But taken in the context of other recent suspense films and of the thriller genre as a whole, which has come to be dominated by ridiculous stories, Man on a Ledge is actually relatively enjoyable. If you don’t take it too seriously, it’s a fun ride.

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Sound Judgment | Top 10 of 2011

Wake Radio sounds off on the best music of 2011 By Carleigh Morgan | Staff writer

This past year in music was dominated by the return of familiar favorites and the rise of some new and profoundly influential, though lesser-known college indie bands. Wake Radio’s staff of noted audio philes wrestled with their inner artistic demons and conquered aesthetic doubts to proudly present to you their compiled list of the ten best albums released in 2011. Tune in and turn it up! 1. Bon Iver-Bon Iver (By Yasmin Bendaas) It doesn’t matter if we don’t know what he’s saying — we just know it sounds beautiful. As Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, welcomes us to his second and self-titled album, he takes us on a journey through place-name song titles (i.e. Calgary; Minnesota, WI; Lisbon, OH.) Gut-wrenching orchestrals pervade the album. While Emma doesn’t feel so forever ago, the second album is more of the sound we continue to love — but even better. 2. Adele-21 (By Matt Aycock) Anyone who came within 10 feet of a radio this past year has no doubt heard the bluesy vocal stylings of British soul singer Adele. Her sophomore effort, 21, was both a commercial breakthrough (selling 17 million copies worldwide) and a bold catharsis for the singer, who evokes the bitter disillusionment and heartache that accompanies the loss of love. In a world where autotuned vocals and a size 0 waist translate into manufactured chart success, Adele refreshingly elevates substance over style, making her ubiquity in 2011’s pop music scene all the more impressive. 3. M83- Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming   For those of you who thought French electronica was passé, think again. M83

comfortably rests in our number three spot for a brilliantly mixed album that contains one of the most infectious and iconic radio dance tracks of the year, “Midnight City.” The album bristles with a buzzing energy, straining to be released for the dramatic dance crescendo and brimming with numbers that range from blissful to epic.

4. Emperor X- Western Teleport   Dystopian, heart wrenching and intelligent and dense poetry define Chad Matheny’s (under the alias Emperor X) newest release, Western Teleport, as one of the best albums of 2011. If sometimes the lyrics border on indecipherably esoteric, the melodies of the album soar with a rich and unforgettable complexity that tugs at the mind as much as the heart and gestures to the core of each song’s meaning. The tenderness of its themes is counterpointed by Matheny’s powerful vocals, which teeter on the edge of unhinged chaos but are capped by controlled precision. This stellar album sounds like it was transmitted from above and beamed onto a cassette tape, picking up trimmings and trappings of other sounds on its journey to our eardums. 5. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues   After spending a year writing, recording and subsequently aborting their first effort at a sophomore release, Fleet Foxes redirected and redoubled their efforts to produce this album. Their struggles are evidenced by the somber tone that underscores Helplessness Blues, and is riddled with conflicted lyrics and strikingly direct personal meditations. Overall, it is tense, serene and wistful, with many songs slowly rolling forward only to be punctuated by the warbled resonance of the chorus singing in something slightly short of unison.

6. Foster the People-Torches If any song lingers in the public consciousness as the anthem of 2011, Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” merits this moniker. Torches is the quintessential indie pop crossover album, with just enough quirk and unconventional charm to woo the college indie underground music aficionados and just enough catchy pop sensibilities to earn the ear of the “Top 40” demographic and mainstream studio execs. It’s a pretty good album with potential staying power, but it remains to be seen if Foster the People’s second album will match the immediate success of their first. 7. The Head and the Heart-The Head and the Heart  On heavy rotation in our station, The Head and the Heart’s self-titled album is coated in sentiment: sometimes with a drop of sadness lending the track a

wistful feel, sometimes with a helping of happiness that makes life seem ohso-dandy. It’s easy to become mesmerized and spellbound by the layered harmonies and sweet indie folk elements of this band, which breathes a summery but glinting nostalgia into their tracks and lyrics that are as catchy as they are kitschy. 8. The Black Keys- El Camino (By Laura Chin) Some are slightly disappointed that it is not its breakthrough predecessor Brothers, but then again, maybe it should not be.  El Camino cements The Black Keys as the last bastions of dirty-unrefinedblues rock in the midst of a scene more focused on achieving that “classic” lo-fi sound than writing songs that will ever be considered classic. More polished and cleaned up; like if you were watching The Wild One on Blu-Ray. Maybe rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead after all.

9. Lady Gaga- Born This Way (By Chelsea Eversmann) Lady Gaga’s second studio album, Born This Way, still shares the pop-vibes of her other albums, but with even more uproar and symbolism than ever. A much more autobiographical album, Gaga’s Born This Way has a flair for the controversial in the titular track “Born This Way” (a nod to Madonna in her prime) and “Judas,” a potentially blasphemous but definitely symbolic single.  This album has shown that Gaga’s range of styles, way with words and creative edge just keeps getting better. 10. Drake- Take Care (By Vaya Jeffries) It is something about Drake’s simple lyrics that draw us to his music. Unique from his other albums, Take Care incorporates rock and roll, old school rhythm and blues with the blessings of Stevie Wonder and other components that make it worthy of our #10 spot.

Event Review | Secrest Artist Series

Rose Ensemble offers genuine, rich music students can relate to Secrest Series concert impresses audience with relaxing and unusual music By Emily Madalena | Staff writer

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The Rose Ensemble’s beautiful voices create powerful music with religious undertones that people of all faiths can enjoy and appreciate.

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The Rose Ensemble utilized unusual instruments like the hurdy-gurdy and the oud in their performance Jan. 26 in Wait Chapel.

I have a very complicated relationship with music. Whenever I shop on iTunes, I am often disappointed and find myself muttering “Music is dead.” I can’t relate to most pop songs. I despise country. I am indifferent to rap and modern “rock” sounds nothing like the talented rock gods that my parents — and, in extension, I — grew up with. Many people love the music that is currently produced, but I am less than impressed. I search for music that is emotionally complex, vocally strong and differently instrumental, and I am always disappointed. Then I was presented with the opportunity to go to the Secrest Artists Series Rose Ensemble choir concert Jan. 26, and I immediately took advantage. The concert was titled “The Land of Three Faiths” and, in this particular performance, the choir group sang songs of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim tradition in medieval Spanish and Portuguese. Before the concert, Brian Gorelick, Director of Chorale Ensembles and professor of music, and Imam Khalid Griggs hosted a discussion about the development of music over the centuries. They explained the role of music in ancient societies as well as how music expressed Jewish, Christian and Islamic beliefs. About 30 people attended the discussion, and every person in the room had their attention entirely on the speakers. It was a beautiful sight as it was abundantly clear that these people’s passion was music in all of its richness. It was not enough for them to listen to music and to bob their heads to the beat and acknowledge that the song was melodic. They needed to learn more about the origins of the very first song. After the talk, I managed to find a seat in Wait Chapel and read more about the Rose Ensemble in the provided pamphlet. The Rose Ensemble is made up of 14 singers (10 of which performed at the concert), and the group was founded in 1996. Since then, the group has won several accolades because of its vast repertoire of music that ranges from thousands of years ago. They perform in 25 different languages and they make 75 performances every year. Later in the evening, the lights dimmed and the choir stepped on the stage.

A few tuned their instruments and they promptly began. Each of their voices reminded me of operas and, with the great acoustics of Wait Chapel, the songs lingered in the air. The 10 singers had completely individual voices, and I was so entranced by their enthralling performance that sometimes I would forget to follow along with the lyrics provided in the pamphlet. The lyrics themselves provided a rare insight into the values of the time, like the Jewish song Siete hijos tiene Hanna. The song tells the unfortunate tale of Hanna, whose seven sons were tortured and killed before her eyes. The song praises her bravery and devotion to God.

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It even tells the story of how she does not falter in her beliefs in her refusal to eat pork. It amazed me to see how much society has changed from the time the song was created. Would we praise that woman who let her sons die because she did not want to eat pork? That is, in my opinion, what music is all about — it is supposed to be pleasing to the ear and inspire thought. The instruments resembled the ones that were used during the time of the songs’ origins. In between every five songs, they would explain the dynamics and the structure of the various instruments. I still find the names of some of the instruments humorous, like the hurdy-gurdy and the oud. After the performance, the Rose Ensemble allowed the audience to examine the instruments for themselves, and I was struck by their intricacy and beauty. The logic behind every detail of the instrument was extraordinary, and I could not fathom the amount of time and energy that was put into making the oud or the hurdy gurdy. So, if you are like me and are disappointed by today’s modern music, I would highly recommend taking a look at the Rose Ensemble. Their dedication to the preservation of ancient song allows you to fully imagine the past, but, more importantly, it forces you to sit back, relax and enjoy.

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