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Changes Enrollment, faculty salaries to increase to Benson start soon By Molly Nevola | Staff writer

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its residence halls, particularly converting Faculty Apartments into residences for students to accommodate these changes. As for faculty salaries,

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Much of the university community may have thought that the controversy about bringing Starbucks to campus ended last year after students petitioned the university’s plans, expressing concerns about the future of Campus Grounds. But the controversy has returned, nearly a year later, as tangible plans to enact the proposals set forth in the Strategic Plan are being made. One section of the library’s Strategic Plan focused on potential renovations to the 24-hour study rooms, which will include the transformation of Rhoda’s into a full coffee shop. This is where the coffee shop controversy begins once again.

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The proposed budget for the 2008-2009 school year, which will be examined by the Board of Trustees this April, assumes an 80-student increase in the incoming class size and a desire to bring faculty salaries to a competitive level — an issue that remains elusive to many members of the faculty. According to Provost Jill Tiefenthaler, the university is awaiting the consideration of the budget by the Board of Trustees in April before solidifying plans to increase the class size by 80 students. According to Student Trustee Carolyn Harbaugh, the enrollment growth for the fall class was based upon the number of students that the university is able to accommodate without straining facilities or “sacrificing the Wake Forest experience.” The budget has been prepared by the Trustees with the assumption of these additional students. “There have been a number of rumors regarding a mas-

sive expansion of the student body,” Harbaugh said. “However, such a growth is certainly not on the horizon for the near future and, in my opinion, is unlikely ever to occur.” Harbaugh noted that the Board is dedicated to preserving the intimate learning environment for each student. He also said that he doesn’t think the university will ever grow to a point where this would be in jeopardy. Yet, the 80-student increase will definitely have a large impact on campus life. Even the small increase in class size will require more campus housing, according to Vice President of Student Life Kenneth Zick. Tiefenthaler said that any enrollment growth that may be approved will be carefully managed. “We are mindful of all that must be considered when enrollment growth is discussed,” she said. The administration recognizes that campus housing is at capacity and will be renovating

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Hoops for Hunger food drive fights local poverty

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Men’s basketball team hands Duke their first ACC loss of the season, taking the Deacs to 6-5 in the ACC.

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The opportunity for a victory over Duke or Carolina is a rousing thought for Demon Deacon fans, and the Hoops for Hunger food drive is counting on that competitive spirit to help feed the hungry in Winston-Salem. For the past three years, the university has taken on UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and Duke University in a food drive competition centered around the basketball season. This year Eastern Carolina University and North Carolina Wesleyan are also participating. Throughout the month of February, each school collects non-perishable goods and monetary donations at home basketball games, around campus and online. Kelly Makepeace/Old Gold & Black Every dollar counts as five pounds of food. At the end of the month, the Food bins for the donation drive for Hoops for Hunger are located in all amount of donations (measured by the dorms, Benson 304 and the Benson food court. weight) is tallied for each school and

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then divided by the size of the student body to determine the winner. Last year the university won with the equivalent of 7,294 pounds or 1.13 pounds per student. Of those 7,294 pounds only 994 pounds were actually canned goods, the rest was the $1,260 equivalent of the weight. Junior Alex Vaccaro is the chief of staff for Student Government and the chair of the university Hoops for Hunger committee. “Hoops for Hunger is a great effort to get students and members of the community excited about basketball season in the month of February while also supporting a great cause,” Vaccaro said. The program is headed by Coach Kay Yow, the women’s basketball coach at N.C. State in conjunction with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. All of the university donations,

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The university is currently in the planning stages for a long-term development of Deacon Boulevard, located off of University Parkway. It will be a multi-phase project that includes a series of retail shops, new restaurants, bars and entertainment space. The complex will be in a well designed village layout, similar to the design of Reynolda Village. The developer of the complex has yet to be named. The university’s Board of Trustees recently gave its approval of the project. An estimated $25 million will be invested by the university for the development, coinciding with the 6.8 percent increase of undergraduate tuition for 2008-2009 to $36,560. Deacon Boulevard is a link between the university and downtown Winston-Salem. The Board hopes that this opportunity will offer university students, visitors and the Winston-Salem community a convenient place of socialization and relaxation. They hope that not only will the complex benefit the students but the entire community year-round. Right now Deacon Boulevard is one of the most easily accessible and frequented places in town. Currently the university sports facilities located on the boulevard are the BB&T Field, Bridger Field House and the Indoor Tennis Center. Not included in university property but also located on Deacon Boulevard is the Joel Coliseum. A majority of concerts and other mass events are held there, including the Demon Deacon basketball team’s home games. The university’s Advancement Staff also has an office across from the LJVM Coliseum. Academic facilities located nearby include the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials and Clinical Research Center on Shorefield Drive.

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Tiefenthaler merely emphasized some of the same points she made in a recent

Opinion | A6 Seniors’ sports Outgoing senior reflects on his class’ luck in Wake sports throughout his four years.


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Brieflies Theatre and dance department to sponsor theatrical production A beautifully theatrical play about the mind and our profound dependence on language is being put on by the theatre and dance department. In the words of playwright Arthur Kopit, Wings is “an adventure, a quest, a mystery” about a woman who has a stroke and gradually comes to awareness. This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 27-March 1. Day time performances of the show will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 2. All showings will take place in the Ring Theatre of Scales. Tickets are $5 for students.

Sophomore major declaration deadline approaching The annual major declaration process is scheduled for Feb. 18-22. All sophomores should declare a major by setting up an advising appointment at the desired department during this period. Students who do not declare by Feb. 22 risk being unable to register for their major courses during major registration. Advising conferences will be conducted March 17-28. For more information, contact Susan Carlton at the Office of the Registrar at Ext. 5172.

Music department hosts open musical competition A musical competition will be directed by Kathryn Levy and Louis Goldstein. The Open Competition will take place at 1 p.m. and the piano competition will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in Brendle Recital Hall of Scales. For more information contact Carol Brehm at music@wfu.edu.

Professor of theology to lead musical worship The sermon will be done by retired professor William R. Cannon who is a distinguished professor of theology and worship and director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at Candler School of Theology, which is part of Emory University. His sermon is titled “Growing Up Is Hard to Do” and is based on a Bible verse from Ephesians. The Centenary United Methodist Church chancel choir will perform during the service. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 in Wait Chapel. For more information contact Susan Robinson at robinssr@wfu.edu

Discussion and demonstration on fruit tree grafting A demonstration and discussion on cleft and splice grafting by Jim Nottke, RGWFU volunteer, will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Reynolda Gardens. For more information contact Camilla Wilcox at wilcoxcp@wfu.edu.

Corrections In the Feb. 14 article “Deacs move to 4-5 in ACC,” Head Coach Dino Gaudio’s name was misspelled and the Deacons’ opponent were the Virginia Cavaliers. In the Feb. 14 article “Heavy Bash hits audience hard,” director Rebecca Cannon is a junior student at the university.

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Faculty forced from apartments By Caitlin Brooks | Staff writer

Questions abounded at an emergency meeting of faculty members held by the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) held on Feb. 18. They met to discuss recently announced campus initiatives that would affect faculty living arrangements. The initiative under debate calls for the conversion of faculty apartments to student apartments. Construction on some of the units is slated to begin soon after Commencement on May 26. “Where am I going to go?” asked a professor from a plushy couch under the open window. She is a visiting professor and under the terms of the letter, she and her daughter will have to vacate her apartment a week before the end of her daughter’s school year. It is not a unique story. “I have to do research at all hours of the night; that means I must walk back and forth from my home in the dark. My husband will be back in China,” another professor said. “How will I do my research? How will I work if I cannot live on campus?” A voice chimed into the colloquy from behind the rest. “I feel that I have been lied to. I have not been respected as a professional. I’ve been going over the whole situation in my head; who Bryce Stallings/Old Gold & Black do I blame for all the lies?” The news broke for the first time to faculty apartment residents through The university recently stated that the current faculty apartments are going to be converted into student apartments, causing an uproar among professors. a letter dated Feb. 11. In the notice, Vice President of Student Life Kenneth Zick detailed the to campus made the move seamless space of time and international faculty pensation of all moving expenses for rationale behind the hotly contested and affordable. What will happen that may not have drivers licenses,” faculty. Additionally, we are pushing decision. when that option is no longer avail- Matthews said. for an immediate return of resident The basis of the decision stems from able to incoming faculty?” one resiThe administration is trying to find security deposits. The original plan an item in the strategic plan and the dent said at the AAUP meeting. On some option to replace the role of fac- was to wait to return the deposits need for increased student housing Feb. 14, residents of the apartments ulty apartments in this capacity. until a month after residents vacate on campus. and administration members met to Vague plans concerning a house on the apartments,” Sigal said. Many stu“Campus housing is at capacity, discuss the announcement. Polo Road with mini-apartments are dents mirror the sentiments of the leaving the university with no options A one-time stipend of $500 was in the works, according to Matthews. AAUP union members. when, for various reasons, more stu- offered to each faculty member to Though the increased stipend may be “I think it’s difficult for our unidents want to live on campus ... allay moving costs. consolation to some, others express versity to maintain a pro humanitate Second, a recent study by the Arts and Additionally, the administration contrary views. motto when they kick their own Sciences research promised in the “I really don’t want their money, employees out of their housing with group indicated that letter to work with I just want their respect,” a faculty three months notice,” junior Andy our aging residence faculty to ensure member who wished to remain name- Karr said. “I think it’s difficult for our halls need signifithat they could find less stated at the AAUP meeting. “If this is the way administration is university to maintain a pro new housing that is cant improvements “There was a complete lack of going to behave, perhaps we should and renovations. humanitate motto when they “as convenient as professional respect, this came out change the motto.” If we are to make kick their own employees out possible.” of nowhere.” “The faculty members are just as these changes, we A new letter, dated “The faculty really want to cooper- much a part of the community as of their housing with three must have alternate Feb. 18 revised ate with the new administration. We the students,” senior Kelly Chauvin months notice.” on-campus student these promises and were really looking forward to a bright said. housing while conrequirements. future together, but this treatment “Our professors do not need the Andy Karr struction is under“The original really breaks the trust,” Gale Sigal, added stress of finding living arrangeJunior way. Finally, if at plan was to have university chapter president of the ments on top of their responsibiliany time in the everyone move out AAUP, said. ties, especially at future the trustMay 25, we were “Such disrespect the end of term,” ees approve an enrollment increase able to get the deadline pushed back of professors as Sigal said. “The faculty really want to – even a very small one – we must for seven of the ten apartments,” Asso- professionals makes She also said that cooperate with the new be prepared to accommodate it,” the ciate Provost Rick Matthews said. people wonder that sort of behavadministration. We were letter reads. “At the first meeting (Feb. 14) the about the priorities ior towards stuThe Faculty Apartments comprises residents were making the point that of the administradents would not really looking forward to a ten buildings with a total of 72 apart- May 25 is right at the end of the semes- tion. Where do facbe tolerated and bright future together, but ments. ter. They made excellent points.” ulty members fall? that if this kind of this treatment really breaks action were taken The current verbal agreement allows For this reason, residents of apart- We were hoping to faculty and staff members and their ments 1-5 and 9-10 will have until start on a good footagainst them there the trust. ” families to live in the apartments for June 30. ing but this does not would be protests Gale Sigal a maximum of six years. The inhabitants of apartments six, bode well for the and outrage. University chapter president of A request was made for all residents seven and eight will still need to leave future.” “I think somethe AAUP Union of these buildings to vacate the prem- by May 25 but will be compensated The AAUP is thing the univerises by May 25. an additional $2500 payable directly working on several sity should really Some of the residents have lived in from the university to a professional proposed solutions consider is the mestheir apartments for three or more moving company of the university’s to the issue, accordsage this is sending. years. For them, Faculty Apartments choice to assist in packing and moving ing to Sigal. By eliminating Faculty Apartments, is home. expenses according to the second “We are asking that administra- Wake Forest is removing a cohesive “We moved here for long-term sta- letter. tion extend the deadline by one year, community for the faculty and disbility. It was part of the reason we “The biggest loss (for the university though by a minimum of six months mantling a tradition. Community and came to Wake Forest. Being able to and professors) is for visiting scholars, would be acceptable,” Sigal said. tradition are two things Wake claims live in Faculty Apartments, so close people that will be here for just a short “An alternative would be full com- to value. What do their actions say?”

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• University Police responded Feb. 11 to a call about a disturbance at Davis House and found a small window broken in the door to a suite. The cause was unidentified. • A student reported Feb. 13 that someone scratched the paint on both sides of her vehicle while it was parked in Lot J. Damage was estimated at $500.

• A secured laptop computer belonging to the university was reported missing Feb. 14 from a classroom in Wingate Hall. • An unidentified person wearing a hooded sweatshirt removed a large cardboard sign Feb. 17. It was removed from the Subway restaurant located on campus in Davis during its business hours.

• University Police charged a student with failure to comply Feb. 11 after she refused to move her vehicle from an unauthorized parking spot.

University Police responded to 57 calls from Feb. 11-17, including eight incidents and investigations and 49 service calls.


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letter to the faculty: that the trustees remain strong in their commitment to the university faculty. “The trustees are sincere in their desire to bring our faculty salaries to a competitive level,” she said. Tiefenthaler expressed appreciation for the quality of teaching and scholarship at the university and an understanding of the importance of offering appropriate compensation to teacherscholars. Tiefenthaler said that faculty compensation, along with staff compensation, will be considered by the trustees in April, when they review several facets of the university’s budget. But an uncertainty regarding faculty salary changes exists amongst both faculty and students alike. Professor of Classical Studies Robert Ulery, who will assume the role of department chair next year, said that the faculty salary changes seem to involve less of a pool for the department chair to influence the salary and more of what the provost, deans and administration decide to allot to faculty increases. “It’s really very vague to me,” Ulery said. Additionally, a staff member who asked to remain anonymous described the response to the news of a possible faculty salary increase as dismal. Currently, students are just as far in the dark as faculty members in regard to expenditures by the university. “It sends a concerning message to students and staff alike to trumpet Tiefenthaler large social expenditures without also addressing publicly the source of such funds and what is being done to deal with more existential concerns such as raising funds for faculty salaries,” senior Bryan Keith said. As student trustee, Carolyn Harbaugh has observed trustee meetings for the duration of the school year. She said that one of the major goals of the Board of Trustees is to provide faculty with better compensation. Harbaugh admitted to feeling hesitant at first about some of the changes that would potentially take place but felt more confident as the semester progressed. “I can honestly say that when decisions are reached by this Board of Trustees, they are always made with the university’s best interest at heart,” Harbaugh said. Last March, the Board of Trustees approved a $289 million budget for the 2007-2008 school year, 8.3 percent above the previous year’s budget. The budget supported a salary increase for faculty and staff, causing the new funds available for faculty salaries to rise by 10 percent. After this budget increase, President Nathan O. Hatch said that due to a renewed emphasis on merit salary awards, not every faculty member would receive a certain percent raise. Staff salaries increased as well. Those working at the minimum rate of $8.50 an hour received a 13 percent increase to $9.62. As the current issues become more public, and once the trustees have acted later in the spring, Tiefenthaler said that she will continue to address them.

The Proposals According to sophomore Jermyn Davis, student representative on the library planning committee, the goal of the library renovations is to have not only an academic atmosphere, but also a social space in the library. The coffee shop would be beneficial, Davis said, in that students would not have to walk outside in order to get their coffee when they are studying in the library. “Why not give Campus Grounds the attraction and the upgraded business by bringing it into the library?” he said. Instead, senior Whitney Marshall said, Student Government president, the university is discussing plans to bring an outside vendor, narrowed to either Starbucks or Java City, to fill the space in the library that is currently Rhoda’s. Java City is the current coffee supplier for Campus Grounds. SG and those involved with Campus Grounds are instead proposing, as Davis suggested, that Campus Grounds moves from its current location in Taylor House to the library. This change in location would eliminate the concern that the addition of a brand name coffee shop to a more central campus location would run Campus Grounds out of business.

Grounds for Controversy The reason Campus Grounds is frustrated, said senior Christina Chauvenet, chair of the Campus Grounds advisory committee, has to do with the timing of the decision. “Campus Grounds was not informed of the initial planning process until it was well under way, which is unfair,” Chauvenet said. “It is very much a side swipe because no one made an effort to talk to anyone in Campus Grounds.” Senior Patrick Quay, student manager of Campus Grounds, agrees that the lack of time is an issue, as well as the fact that such a similar situation occurred last year when the university wanted to replace Shorty’s with Starbucks. “We’re kind of scrambling to put (a proposal) together,” Quay said. “It would have helped if we had had more time.” History of Campus Grounds Campus Grounds was a student initiative started five years ago. For the first two or three years, it was run completely by the students who

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The university is discussing plans to bring either Starbucks or Java City to campus, which could possibly put Campus Grounds out of business. started it. While Campus Grounds lost money for its first few years, it turned a profit for the first time during the 2005-2006 academic year, making a little over $5,000. A profit of about the same amount was made last year, Quay said. “If we started losing money again I think we would be driven out,” Quay said of a situation that would include an outside vendor in the library and Campus Grounds maintaining its current location. Campus Grounds sells 100 percent fair trade coffee, while Starbucks only offers one fair trade coffee blend, Chauvenet said. “Fair trade is more cohesive to Pro Humanitate,” she said, citing the importance of the university’s motto. “We serve as a display area for student art,” Quay said. The mural on the back wall was created by a former manager and his mother, he said. Additionally, Marshall said the university’s commitment to entrepreneurial programs is a reason that Campus Grounds should stay. “That’s very, very contradictory,” she said. The Library’s Side Lynn Sutton, director of the library, said that ideas for renovations first began when Provost Jill Tiefenthaler became excited about making changes to the two 24-hour study rooms. “The Rhoda’s side is envisioned as

being a collaborative space with coffee and food,” Sutton said. The other side will be renovated with more comfortable seating and a nicer atmosphere. “Our original goal still holds true,” Sutton said of bringing a coffee shop to the library. “We want it to be a community space for people from all walks of the Wake Forest community.” Sutton said that the library is the last stop for campus tours, and parents and prospective students are often looking for a place to sit and have a cup of coffee after the tour ends. Therefore, she said, they were looking for a coffee shop that could be open year round. “That’s why we didn’t immediately think of Campus Grounds,” Sutton said. According to Davis, a door will be open on the side of the library to enter the new coffee shop, ensuring that it will serve all of the university community and not only the undergraduate students who are studying in the library. Sutton said that the goals she envisions from the new coffee shop have not yet been met by Campus Grounds as it currently stands. “My opinion is that it needs to be a place where everyone can feel welcome and the hours are such that it will meet the needs of undergraduate students,” she said. However, Sutton said, she did see the poll on The Student that ran before announcements of planned

changes to the university were made. “There was a sizeable percentage that want (Campus Grounds) to move,” she said, “so I think that needs to be taken into consideration.” Campus Grounds’ Rebuttal According to Davis, most of the latenight clientele at Campus Grounds walk over from the library, so if there is a closer location for coffee, it is unlikely that students will walk outside to go to Campus Grounds. Chauvenet said that they do not want Campus Grounds to remain where it is and be subsidized by the university, as managing a business without help from the university is an important job for students. “It’s something we were really proud of when we started making money,” she said, adding that Campus Grounds does not want pity from the university. Marshall said she had received about 50 e-mails concerning the coffee shop issue, and about 90 percent of them supported moving Campus Grounds to the library. Quay said Campus Grounds is willing to work with the administration and be open during the non-academic year, although they do want the business to continue to be run completely by students. “It’s better when you have student servers,” Chauvenet said. “It makes you feel better, like you’re giving something back to students.”

WISE presents circumcision forum By Elliot Engstrom | News editor

WISE, Women’s Initiative for Support and Empowerment, will be putting on a forum about female circumcision at 6 p.m. March 25 in DeTamble Auditorium. The goal of the forum will be to explain female circumcision and where it is practiced in order to raise awareness on the topic. Other organizations are also helping with the forum including the Resident Student Association, the Catholic Community, the Baptist Student Union, the women’s and genders studies department and the sociology department. “WISE promotes awareness and education about impact of gender roles in direct correlation with

the impact of society,” WISE chairman Kenneth Strickland said. Strickland, a freshman, is this year’s chairman of WISE, but the organization has existed at the university for about a decade. So far this year they also have held a seminar on breast cancer, medieval feminism and had a rape awareness event in Benson. The March 25 forum will feature two speakers. The first will be Catherine Harnoice, faculty advisor of WISE and associate professor of sociology. The second speaker will be Yasmine Seyi, a university graduate student. WISE is collaborating with the Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative, which aids girls in Africa who are

affected by the practice of female circumcision. “Kenya is the area where the Initiative is located,” Strickland said. “They have one of the highest recorded rates of the circumcision going on presently.” “Female circumcision is an issue that has turned into a severe form of oppression for young women in African nations,” Strickland said. “It basically deprives them of basic civil rights, or specifically the right to choose regarding birth and sex.” Some girls that are affected by the practice are as young as seven. “It’s basically to decrease what they call

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A traditional lion dance is performed for local kids and university students at a Chinese New Year festival that took place Feb. 16 in Reynolds Gym.

Land available for development includes 50 acres already owned by the university and 17 more acres that the university is in the process of purchasing. Carolyn Harbaugh, a university senior and student member of the board of trustees, c o m mented on the recent plans. “There is definitely a desire Suttenfield among students for a larger number of establishments that would better cater to the student body. In my mind, a desirable social area for students would include a variety of dining options, bars, entertainment venues, and retail shopping,” Harbaugh said. She also says that she has heard requests like this from

students in previous years. country to have such destina“Such a development is critical tions nearby their campuses, for student life at Wake Forest providing close entertainment and will drastically enhance the and provisions. social climate of the university,” Administrators have been Harbaugh said. asked by students for a conThe university hopes to venient setting for food and improve entertainconnections ment to between the “We look forward to creating complement u n i v e r s i t y a place that brings the entire their busy students and lives at the Winston-Salem community students at university. the other “We look together and leaves visitors local schools. forward to with the impression that As of now, creating a there is a lot going on at there is no place that Wake Forest.” established brings the place for such entire WinNancy Suttenfield interaction to Senior Vice President and Chief ston-Salem occur. community Financial Officer Nancy Suttogether tenfield, the and leaves university’s visitors with senior vice the imprespresident and chief financial sion that there is a lot going officer, expects “a significant on at Wake Forest,” Suttenfield financial return to serve the uni- said. versity’s educational mission, More details about the just as we expect from all invest- Deacon Boulevard project ments.” It is not uncommon at will be released in late spring other universities around the or early this summer.


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renders the majority of the food services to the university. The Advisory Committee, a group consisting of both faculty and students, has worked together, taking polls of students and collaborating ideas, to choose foods that will offer variety and target more buyers. Phase two of the Benson renovation plans also hopes to open up the court seating area and create a more inviting and modern atmosphere. Pizza Hut, an organization not operated by Aramark, will remain in Benson, and the area around it will remain the same. The Benson renovation plan is a massive operation that is estimated to cost between $2.5-3 million and

will likely increase the cost of food in Benson. Jim Alty, assistant vice president of facilities management, has said that all in all, “everyone’s been really supportive of the whole process.” The center was last updated in the late ‘80s. The university hopes that by rebuffing the area and creating a more inviting atmosphere with more varied food, business will increase and students will have another option for food and hanging out. For more information on the upcoming Benson renovation plans and other upcoming additions to the university’s community, students can read the Feb. 12 press release audible on the OGB Web site at www.oldgoldandblack.com

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however, are contributed directly to the Second Harvest Food Bank, a local organization in Winston-Salem. It acts as a supplementary supplier of food for 380 different non-profit agencies and faith-based programs which distribute food throughout 10 counties in the area. One of the goals of Hoops for Hunger is to unite college students and their surrounding communities to fight local hunger. Student Government collected donations at the home men’s basketball games against Virginia and Duke. Thacker Junior Celia Thacker, co-chair of the Student Government public relations committee and a member of the Hoops for Hunger Committee, agrees that the drive is a way for university students to

connect with sports fans in support of a ferent locations throughout the university campus. Drop-off boxes can be found in noble cause. “Little old ladies bring their shopping each of the dorms, Benson 304 and the bags with cans, kids ask their parents for Benson food court. Although all donaa quarter to put in the bucket – it doesn’t tions are welcome, the food is measured seem like a lot, but it really adds up,” by weight, so “don’t buy ramen,” Thacker said. Thacker said. Canned meals like beef All that spare change stew or ravioli, peanut added up to $417 from “Little old ladies bring their butter, canned fruits and the Virginia game and vegetables are ideal for $1,239 from the Duke shopping bags with cans, this cause because they game. kids ask their parents for a are heavier. Joel Coliseum also Also, paper products joined the effort by quarter to put in the bucket – raffling off two season it doesn’t seem like a lot, but and hygiene products like toothpaste and tickets to fans who conit really adds up.” deodorant are nonfood tributed. Celia Thacker items that are among Every person who Junior the most needed items brought five goods or requested by the Food contributed $5 received Bank. a raffle ticket for the basThe Second Harvest ketball games. Student government collected food and Food Bank also accepts monetary donamonetary donations from students by tions online. The Web site can be found at www. doing door-to-door in the dorms. SG will accept donations through Feb. hungernwnc.org/donate-food/hoops-for29, and drop-off boxes are stationed at dif- hunger.html.

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Political opinions should not stoop to a personal level

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t’s heartening to see a wide swath of students cross-country take an interest in presidential politics this year. Though we’ve only had the chance to vote in relatively few elections, this is the most politically active our generation has ever been, and young citizens are more energized than they have been in decades. Even on this typically apathetic campus, passions can run high. Unfortunately, when talking politics, some students veer off the public affairs at hand into personal animosity towards ideological opponents. This is unfortunate. Zeal for politics is great. If you’re paying attention to the issues, you will get riled up. You will occasionally become angry. But when you begin to spout hate for people on the other side, not just challenge their ideas, you’ve crossed a line in the sand and we implore you to — please — stop attacking people. Spending your energy on ridicule instead of arguing issues is not only unreasonable and annoying, but it persuades no one and ultimately accomplishes nothing. If someone else has a different perspective,

it makes them no less a citizen and their aims no less patriotic. Believing otherwise is the opposite of democracy. When we sought to start a back-and-forth debate between Democrats and Republicans on these opinion pages, it took absolutely zero time for the inane partisan mudslinging to begin. Of course, students here are not unique in this sad tendency; we learned it from our supposedly wiser elders. One only needs to flip on the television any night of the week to see partisan hacks giddily tearing into each other. Reasoned debate is nearly impossible to find. We want better when it’s our generation’s turn to speak. We challenge you all to raise the level of discourse on this campus and, in turn, the nation at large. Respect your opponents, no matter how wrong they may seem. Keep an open mind; listen, and learn from each other. If your ideas are just, you have nothing to fear from an honest conversation, and everything to gain. The intelligent and thoughtful must drown out the loud and the spiteful. If we cannot do it here, than where?

Abusing faculty not a solution to rise in class size

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ithin the sweeping set of university initiatives announced last week, there were a couple of particularly bad ideas, namely increasing enrollment and converting the faculty apartments. If we’re running short on student housing, there’s an easy solution. Let a small number of sophomores live off campus, applying for the accommodation with their priority number like any other dorm room. It would not damage the muchvalued sense of community.

Forcing students who wish to leave to stay in the dorms certainly does not boost the community. The increase in enrollment is most troubling, as we doubt there will be a coinciding increase in number of faculty on staff and classes offered. There was not as class sizes ballooned in recent years. The classroom matters most. Our faculty have been asked to teach more students than they signed up for and not paid competitively for the task. Teachers should be getting a raise, not kicked out of their homes.

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Seniors to leave with fond sports memories Jeff Merski

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he men’s basketball team’s thrilling upset of No. 2 Duke University on Feb. 17 was one of the most memorable events to happen at the university so far this year. However, it can also be argued that this game was one other thing – the return of Deacon basketball. As a senior, I’ve been one of the few students that has seen the complete circle during my four years at this school. It’s a little bit scary to think that the class graduating in May is the only class left at this school that had the opportunity to see Chris Paul wear black and gold during their time here. One of the highlights of that 2004-2005 season that the freshmen were there to witness was the game against the University of North Carolina in January 2005. At the time, both schools were ranked in the top 5 of the country. As one poster on DeaconSports.com mentioned earlier this week, the game had all the anticipation of a championship bout in boxing. Students camped out for multiple nights in their cars at Joel Coliseum in sub-freezing weather just to be able to get a seat in the lower bowl. The result of that day was a thrilling 95-82 victory over the Tar Heels. That game was my real introduction to ACC basketball (the game against the Maryland Terrapins a few days earlier at the Joel was largely forgettable). And the game was quite the baptism to ACC basketball – a raucous Joel being highlighted on national network television. There were other highlights that year – holding off Duke as well as the comeback against Georgia Tech. And then came the beginning of the downfall of Wake basketball: The PaulJulius Hodge incident in the game at N.C. State causing Paul to miss the first game of the ACC Tournament, resulting

in a loss to the Wolfpack there and quite possibly costing Wake a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament. And then there’s the events of March 19, 2005 that happened in Cleveland that has caused me to strongly dislike the state of West Virginia to this very day. The departure of Paul to the NBA (although it was definitely the right move for him). And of course, the missed dunk by Trent Strickland in the game against Duke in January 2006. The tide was turned around though for the Duke game this year. Not only did the Deacs play tough for the entire 40 minutes, but the energy at the Joel was reminiscent of the 2004-2005 campaign. For us seniors, it was a welcome sight. We witnessed the end of one era of Deacon basketball and had to endure some turbulence, but the new era has arrived, with Head Coach Dino Gaudio putting together a very strong season after the passing of Skip Prosser. The future is much brighter now for Deacon basketball. However, us seniors have been lucky overall with Wake athletics. The football team being one of the most prominent examples – the team went from going 4-7 in the first two years that the senior class was on campus to becoming a team that competes for championships. Dec. 2, 2006 is a day that will remain with any Wake fan that happened to be in Jacksonville, Fla. for the ACC Championship Game for the rest of their lives. Also, during the seniors’ tenure at the university, both the men’s soccer team and field hockey team won national championships. This doesn’t even include successes in other sports such as the baseball team’s run to the ACC Championship Game in last May’s tournament. However, for the underclassmen, there is still much to look forward to. The Deacon football team is prepared for another strong season with nearly the entire defense returning. The basketball team has three heralded recruits coming in to build on this year’s promising squad. To be frank, the last four years have been great to be a fan of the Demon Deacons, but the next few years look to be even better. Jeff Merski is a senior political science major from North Andover, Mass.

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Outrageous parking fees should be reconsidered

The changes and acquisitions of Deacon Boulevard, addition of students, conversion of faculty apartments to student housing and renovations of Benson University Center sound all well and good. A quality, top rate educational institution costs money, but $500 for parking? Is that to solve the immense parking problem? How about some of the multi-million dollar investment

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going toward solving the problem so that we can stop getting reprimanded by professors for being late to class when we already arrive on campus extremely early to even find a spot to park. Doesn’t parking manangement already make enough money writing up tickets? Converting faculty apartments to students aparments will only further fill the Polo Residence Hall and Student Apartments parking lots more. The trustees meeting for these promising decisions took the parking spots between Poteat House and

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Kitchen House, moving teachers out to Q – making even less spaces available. Maybe they should have parked in Lot Q or behind freshman dorms to see what the walk is like. The walk is fine, but in a city like Winston-Salem, having a car is beneficial, but scrapping together an extra $175 seems a little outrageous. I feel like this should be looked into with all this new planning.

Sally Fischer Sophomore


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Salamanca trip proves to be invaluable

Going abroad enhances cultural knowledge and builds new friendships Margot Lamson Guest columnist

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his past fall I studied under the Wake Forest program in Salamanca, Spain. Upon first entering my introductory level Spanish class my first semester freshman year (or more so after receiving a C), I never could have imagined that this would come to be. Spanish was a new and difficult language for me — for nearly a semester my teacher would nag me for speaking in the French accent which I had tried so hard to perfect in high school. Learning Spanish was a challenge that I could not ignore, and the best way to conquer it was to study it abroad. Upon preparation for my departure, I did not realize the

multitude of what I would gain from my semester abroad – both in my Spanish skills and in true friendships. I boarded the plane to Spain with 26 Wake students, only a few of which were friends or familiar faces. During my first few days in Salamanca I was a relatively reserved observer of the city, my new family and my peers, taking it all in. I still remember the first day. After meeting our host families, we rejoined for a group meeting in the unique and beautiful Plaza Mayor, the essential center of the city. The setting sun transformed the walls of the Plaza to a brilliant gold; warming rays beamed upon us and accentuated each of our tired, nervous and excited faces. I could not help but guess from initial conversations and impressions with whom I would grow close. I look back upon this now with embarrassment. Why did I feel required to “categorize” potential friends? There was no need. Throughout the semester, I grew to know and

appreciate the characteristics of spent in Spain, there were several each of the 26 Wake students who times when I do not know what I surrounded me that first day in the would have done without the support Plaza Mayor. of my friends abroad. Barriers in the We became more than one another’s language and culture of Spain were friends – we became a family. often frustrating. I both laughed For almost four months our lives and cried with my friends in Spain, coincided through sometimes all at once. long school days, It is difficult to express I both laughed and cried countless days of my gratitude for my travel, exploring study abroad experience. with my friends in Spain, the Salamanca In addition to studying sometimes all at once. It nightlife and in Salamanca, I have is difficult to express my simply getting to participated in other know each other. Wake study programs in gratitude for my study Because of the Querétaro, Mexico and on abroad experience. international time the island of Roatán off of difference, our Honduras. busy schedules Many of the people who and my growing phone costs, contact I met during these times still remain to our families in the United States my closest friends at Wake Forest. It was often not accessible. Besides is surprising that at a school as small the guidance we received from our as Wake Forest, it is so easy to become program advisors, we looked to each locked in a tight circle of friends – a other in times of need. bubble within the “Wake bubble.” By Living abroad is a growing saying this, I do not mean to discredit experience and thus difficulties are my close group of friends. However, inevitable. Although I loved my time such intimate relations create a

comfort zone that is often difficult to step out of, particularly in what is frequently the hectic schedule of Work Forest. Last week in the car on our way to Starbucks, my good friend Alex Osteen asked me, “Margot, how come we were not friends before this?” Osteen and I lived on the same floor freshman year yet it was not until our semester in Salamanca that we officially met and became close. I can identify similar situations with many other students I came to know abroad. For two years we shared the same dorms and classes yet not more than perhaps a “hello” (if that) was exchanged between us before stepping onto foreign territory. Bonds that are formed from abroad experiences are uniquely special. I grew to know a cluster of amazing people and for this grew to better know myself.

Margot Lamson is a junior anthropology major from Hilton Head, S.C.

Economics is profitable for life

be jam-packed with crossword elasticity puzzles, connectthe-dot supply and demand diagrams and circular flow mazes. If you know a child who isn’t quite “allocating efficiently,” pick him up off the price floor and do him some public good by giving Brian Amrine him a free ride to pick up an Old Gold & Black columnist issue today. If you don’t see noticeable results in the child’s utility conomics seems to be a within six months, just popular choice for a level remember that the benefits are IV divisional at Wake coming.To get a better idea Forest University. of what I am talking about, With over 450 students imagine it’s Christmas day 10 currently enrolled in the years from now. introductory course, students Fire burning in the chimney, consistently favor this Mama and Papa watch in subject over other options anticipation as 13-yearsuch as psychology (360), old Ralphie opens his only communication (350), and remaining Christmas present. anthropology (300). He’s been asking his parents This is not to say that these other subjects are over-analyzing, for an X-Playcube XIV all year long; but, as he rips away the or that students already know paper, Ralphie quickly discovers how to speak, or that what’s that his final Christmas gift done is done. It just shows is actually a second-hand that the bright young minds Nintendo 64. His parents wait that come to Wake Forest are nervously for their son’s reaction more interested in satisfying as he pauses for a few seconds their longing curiosity for the and slowly turns around. wonders of capitalism. “He’s probably so happy he’s In a recent discovery, I have speechless,” found that this whispers Papa curiosity starts to his wife. Unfortunately, the brutal to manifest long Although before college reality is that many people Papa is wrong around the age are missing out on the in his current of three, smack benefits of an education in assertion, he dab in-between Freud’s oral and economics. Nevertheless, I was right 10 years ago when phallic stages of am proud of the hundreds he subscribed development. of students putting their Ralphie to “The At this age, Economics youngsters 4.0 GPAs on the line and Coloring Book discover that choosing to pursue ecofor Kids.” To Daddy’s patience nomics as a divisional. his parents’ is scarce and relief and joy, Mommy is Ralphie has an beginning to elastic smile on enter depression his face and gives each of them a after three years of a bull-like big hug. tummy growth. Even as a tween, Ralphie is Children watch as Mommy able to discern his parents’ love subsequently begins taking pills from their ability-to-pay because that help her export more than his coloring book taught him she imports. about periods of temporary More importantly, children of this age enter into an opportunity stagflation. He realizes that even though complex in which they realize his papa wanted to buy him the that one hour spent coloring game, his recent job loss created walls means that the carpet an inability-to-pay which moved won’t get watered by tomorrow him down toward the bottom of morning. the demand curve. Parents should rest assured Even so, Papa was still able that this stage is natural and should approach their child with to keep the coloring books coming due to their low annual a laissez-faire attitude, because subscription price of only $20 most children who forego this vital complex are often given too (adjusted for inflation). In this case, Ralphie much by their parents, be it toys, attention or even breast milk. In gained much from a general understanding of economics. fact, they begin to believe that Unfortunately, the brutal there is such a thing as a free reality is that many people are lunch. missing out on the benefits of Fortunately, now there’s a an education in economics. solution. From the author that Nevertheless, I am proud of the brought you Dead(or)weight hundreds of students putting Loss and FED up with flabtheir 4.0 GPAs on the line and nation comes an entirely new choosing to pursue economics as publication that will change a divisional. the way toddlers everywhere do For those of you who aren’t, business. there’s always the coloring book. Coming soon to a magazine rack near you, is the one and Brian Armine is a sophomore only Economics Coloring Book mathematical economics major for Kids. No ordinary coloring from Louis Center, OH. book, each monthly issue will

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McCain far from liberal policy

Republicans must remain dedicated to their party, regardless of its candidate Caroline Lawler

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ver since John McCain established his place as the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, various “conservative” columnists and talk show hosts have been busy expressing their displeasure. Though McCain is about to lock up the nomination and has been accumulating major endorsements, people like Bryan Keith in his column “McCain fails to uphold core Republican values” (Feb. 14) have continued to make outrageous attacks on the GOP’s likely standard bearer. First and foremost, Keith opens his column with a fabrication. Upon talking with members of College Republicans on campus who attended, I learned that the statement Keith put in quotations was not actually a quote. While politicians onstage encouraged conservatives to rally behind the presumptive nominee, never were registrants told by staffers of the convention not to boo. Keith and folks like Ann Coulter have claimed that McCain is as liberal as either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. They say that if McCain is the nominee, Republicans should either writein someone else, stay at home or even vote for the Democratic candidate. This argument is quite simply wrong. If Clinton or Obama were elected, Democrats would have control of both the White House and Congress for the first time in over a decade. The Democratic majority in Congress is expected to increase because many Republican congressmen are retiring after this term. Senate Republicans could lose the numbers needed to maintain a filibuster. When faced with this cold reality, it is imperative that Republicans do everything possible to retain control of the White House. Failure to do so would mean that the

Democrats would reverse successful “savior” Fred Thompson). Clinton has an conservative policies from the past eight ACU rating of nine, while Obama has a years. rating of eight. I know that McCain is not a “perfect” In an election where the most conservative who has always followed the important issues facing the country are Republican platform to the letter. foreign policy, national security and the Even so, he is far from liberal and the economy, it is undeniable that McCain is policy he is advocating presents stark the candidate of choice for Republicans. contrasts with the proposed policies of This choice is clear when you look at the Democrats. Let’s look at some of the increasing tax burdens coupled McCain’s conservative positions versus with the unrealistic and inefficient those of Clinton/Obama. McCain foreign policy that would accompany will push to make the Bush tax cuts the administrations of either Clinton or permanent. Clinton or Obama would Obama. end them. Key members of the Republican McCain would cut corporate taxes by establishment have recognized what lies 10 percent to stimulate economic growth. at stake in this election and have voiced Clinton or Obama would not. their support for McCain. Some of his McCain has never voted in favor of a notable endorsements come from the tax increase. Clinton or Obama would Republican congressmen, as well as increase taxes to pay for former presidential a burgeoning federal candidates Rudy bureaucracy. Giuliani, Mitt I know that McCain is not a McCain supports free Romney, Fred “perfect” conservative who market solutions to Thompson, Sam has always followed the our nation’s health-care Brownback and Republican platform to the problems. Clinton or Tommy Thompson. Obama would support He also has support letter. Even so, he is far from programs that closely from members of the liberal and the policy he is resemble socialized “Reagan Revolution” advocating presents stark medicine which would like Phil Gramm and require even more Jack Kemp. contrasts with the proposed bureaucrats and a massive John McCain is the policies of the Democrats. spending increase. Republican Party’s McCain has a solid probest shot at keeping life voting record in the the White House in Senate. November. He has voted to defund Planned Keith and others of his ilk can continue Parenthood and to ban partial-birth to hold out for their vision of an ideal abortion. conservative, but it is unrealistic to wait Clinton or Obama would likely expand for a candidate that shares 100 percent of federal funding of Planned Parenthood your opinions, especially when one never and repeal a partial-birth abortion ban. showed up to run in the primaries. McCain was a vocal advocate for the The Republican Party must unite. With confirmation of Supreme Court justices one voice we must support McCain in John Roberts and Samuel Alito, and he November. will appoint other strict constructionist Every Republican must come to judges of that model. Clinton and understand that a vote for McCain is a Obama voted against these judicial vote for fiscal responsibility. A vote for appointments. McCain is a vote for a national security McCain was an early advocate of the stalwart. surge strategy in Iraq, a strategy that has Most importantly, a vote for McCain is helped our troops re-establish order and a vote to prevent the liberal fantasies of a reduce levels of violence. Clinton or Clinton or Obama administration from Obama would cut and run. becoming reality. The American Conservative Union has given McCain a rating of 82.3 (a Caroline Lawler is a junior history major mere four points away from conservative from Greenville, N.C.


A8 Thursday, February 21, 2008

Old Gold & Black Opinion

Costs soar while aid lags Political cartoons Rachel Kowal

Old Gold & Black columnist

After reading about the newly proposed changes to take place at the university next year, “University plans substantial changes” (Feb. 14), and discussing them with many students and my parents, I am outraged at the direction our university is heading. It is no wonder now that Dr. Hatch’s e-mails regarding the “Campus Master Plan” were so vague and uninformative — the lack of information made students and faculty powerless to have input in the direction of the university. Of course, at the top of my list of complaints is the proposed increase in tuition, housing, parking and other fees for next year. While it seems as if financial aid is actually bragging about capping loans at $4,000 a year for students of family incomes of less than $40,000, graduating with a debt of $16,000 doesn’t sound like a good thing to me. What will happen to the families who bring in between $40,001 and $70,000 a year?

They’ll drop out of school or never apply to the university in the first place, thus effectively eliminating the middle class from the school and creating a huge gap between those who can afford the sticker price and those who receive copious amounts of scholarships and loans. As a student who works three jobs to afford the already embarrassingly high tuition, I can assure you that doling out more work study will only go so far. While it certainly is a pro for students to be able to move into newly renovated apartments on Allen Easley Drive come August, I hardly think the solution for the housing shortage brought on by the influx of undergraduates lies in forcibly removing the current occupants of the apartments. Some of the faculty have lived in these apartments for years and have come to consider them home. With the current meager salary rates of the professors, one of the few incentives the university could offer new professors was the ability to live on campus. Let it not be forgotten

that many of us here do not want an increase in the student body in the first place, and one of the biggest bragging points for this school was the small size of the classes and the impressive student to faculty ratio. While we could see the increase in student applications as a means to make the university more competitive and selective, we are instead taking in more and more students with each year, thus negatively affecting class size and housing. Sometimes I feel as if President Hatch is trying to turn the university into a mini Notre Dame. With the soaring cost of tuition and housing, the increase in class size, the difficulty in getting into said overcrowded classes and the superfluous and extravagant plans to spend $25 million to turn Deacon Boulevard. “into an inviting area featuring a village-like layout and atmosphere,” I can only say that I am glad I am graduating and will not have to see these appalling changes lived out. Rachel Kowal is a senior English major from Moncks Corner, S.C.

Word on the Quad | Your voice on what’s going on What is the most memorable university sporting event you remember?

“The most recent DukeWake game — indescribable.”

“The Orange Bowl — I got to go see it.”

“MarylandWake football game.”

Misha Pecko Freshman San Antonio, TX

Robert Bloomer Alum, Dec. ‘07 Rochester, NY

Benjellica LeslieJones Freshman San Antonio, TX

“T-Strickland missing the dunk at the last Duke game.” Mike Gilmore Junior Basking Ridge, NJ

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not. I see no objectivity in cartoons that consistently undermine Senator Guest columnist Barack Obama (see “Voting for Change,” Feb. 14; “Endorsements,” Why is it that every time I Jan. 31; “Experience,” Jan. 17; “True open to the opinion section of Devotion,” Oct. 11), no impartiality the OGB, I am inundated with in illustrations that ridicule Senator partisan rhetoric and biased Hillary Clinton (see “Clintons Have grandiloquence? Wrong Ticket,” Feb. 7; “In the No, I am not talking about Third Row,” (Nov. 29); “Campaign recent, regularly misinformed Stickers,” Nov. 8), no bipartisanship articles written by representatives in the constant barrage of cartoons from both Republican and Democratic perspectives, but about that suggest that congressional Democrats are drunk behind the the political cartoons that litter the wheel and only their Republican opinion section. These cartoons, counterparts can save our nation from which are admittedly amusing on certain demise. occasion, reflect a conspicuous All told, there have partisanship within been seven separate the editorial staff of cartoons that attack the OGB. These cartoons, which Senators Obama and According to are admittedly amusing Clinton; however, their Web site, 37 I have yet to see a cartoons have been on occasion, reflect a cartoon critiquing published by the conspicuous partisanship Senator John OGB since the start within the editorial staff McCain. of the 2007-2008 It is not like there academic year, of the OGB. is no ammunition — covering material say McCain’s desire ranging from to keep U.S. forces in Iraq for “maybe the sorry state of American 100” years — or his lack of energy professional sports to U.S. foreign and charisma in speeches or even policy. Of these cartoons, 14 have the fact that despite his wrinkle-free been attacks on Democrats or on complexion, his neck is comparable to the Democratic Party, compared that of a male turkey. to only six cartoons aimed not Why then is the coverage of the directly at the Republican Party, cartoons so unbalanced, if not for but at stigmatized members of the some underlying partisan allegiance party such as former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Senator Larry Craig within the editorial staff of the OGB? I have no desire to see the cartoons and former Senator and Law and in the OGB become just as heavily Order star Fred Thompson. weighted towards the Democratic Even more surprising is the Party; I want only to see some absence of cartoons critiquing equality in their content. In order the personification of the largest to be a truly objective publication Republican failure in our nation’s that encompasses the opinions of the history: our President.Although entire student body, the OGB must be I realize that the majority of the aware that the cartoons they publish student body here at Wake Forest can have just as much impact on their is conservative when compared readers as the text of any op-ed or to the student bodies of other column. liberal arts institutions, I feel that the editorial staff is nonetheless David Dew is a junior political science responsible for ensuring objective major from Greensboro, N.C. coverage of all stories, political or

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Pit offers expected yet expensive service Alex Osteen Opinion editor

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n an epoch of recent heated political backand-forths and beyond-belief sports victories (Duke who?), I feel like somebody should take a step back and consider none other than the Pit, a subject that has been left untouched for far too long. Up to this point in my college career, all six semesters of it, I have been a regular “attendee” of the Pit, but I have kept my opinion of it silenced. My trays have been taken away and it’s time I get a few things off my chest! Actually to be honest, overall, I feel that the Pit has served its purpose of campus cafeteria very well — its just a bit pricy. It provides a pretty wide variety of decent or better food usually quickly and efficiently to the masses. The different food stations are a plus, as is the idea of all you can eat and drink.

I think that a lot of students feel like it’s almost I also have a lot of respect for the people who their job to criticize the Pit; either as students of work at the Pit, except for that one sandwich Wake Forest or simply as restaurant-goers they lady who yelled at me for asking for no lettuce demand perfection. my freshman year. One thing I do know is that 14 meals a week I don’t think she even works there any more. can never really realistically be eaten and that it I’d say keep up the smiles and diligence — they hurts having to pay $1730 per semester. are a nice feature to the Pit. For those of you who don’t know, ARAMARK Some people argue, and I’ll concede to is a huge, publically traded occasionally irrationally company that caters agreeing with them, that One thing I do know is that 14 to campuses and other the food provided by the businesses in the U.S. and Pit can get cyclical. meals a week can never realisticalaround the globe, dealing in But I understand realistic ly be eaten and that it hurts having billions of dollars a year — limitations and am happy let’s just say that ARAMARK to pay $1730 per semester. that the main chef tries to is happy when we go home choose the most popular for break with 500 extra yet healthy choices un-eaten meals. possible. By the way, I was I do appreciate, however, the level at which excited when I heard about a new head chef, but the Pit tries to listen to students’ requests — then realized that the guy is working with the although secretly I wish that they did everything same budget. It’s only fair that I throw in a little demanded of them. bit of criticism. I’ve got to ask first of all, “How They made take-out available, they put up a did the Pit get its nickname?” big TV and clocks, they allowed the possibility I believe there is also a “Pit” at UNC-Chapel for guest meals, they linked Benson to the meal Hill, but I think theirs is just sort of a meeting plan, etc., but I guess that I give most credit place outside that happens to be literally lower for the changes to students for vocalizing their than other places on campus — theirs doesn’t requests. Maybe good things can come from necessarily create an instant mental correlation writing in to the opinion section. between the underarm and the food I’m about

to consume. I guess that’s not really a changeable thing or ARAMARK’s fault, just a thought. More seriously though, once this “drought” is over, bring back the trays. Although I’m fairly convinced, as are some of my friends, that conserving water was just the front to their ploy to take away trays so that kids aren’t able to grab as much food as before. Two hands carry a lot less than a full tray — which is admittedly a clever and sneaky plan devised by old ARAMARK — but I hate feeling gypped, especially when I’m forced to pay so damn much for meal plans. I also know that one day soon I’m going to end up dropping all of my mismatched plates and baskets all over myself after fumbling to fit them in my two hands. So let me wrap up this general opinionspewing by saying that although we all wish that our big bucks going to ARAMARK would be magically converted to five star lobster dinners nightly, I am generally happy about the realistic product offered by the Pit. I’m probably overlooking lots of things here as far as service goes, but as long as they keep providing popular choices as fast as they do, I’ll keep swiping my card for convenience. Alex Osteen is a junior economics and Spanish major from Highlands, N.C.

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the university and Winston-Salem community. But when taking into consideration the cost — monetary and otherwise — of these transformations, that happiness proves to be short-lived. Tuition and overall cost increases aside, I shiver thinking about the implications of some of the other changes that the administration is considering for the school. One of the university’s most attractive selling points is the open lines of professor-student communication, a luxury that schools larger than Wake do not enjoy. There have been gradual increases in the size of the incoming classes over the past several years, and luckily we have maintained the intimacy that Wake promises, but a marked increase in class size would seemingly be at the expense of that intimacy.

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n response to the article detailing the proposed university changes that will be taking place in the near future, “University plans substantial changes,” (Feb. 14), I can at least be happy about the fact that the administration is demonstrating a willingness to make some alterations to our campus, the facilities, our relationship with Winston-Salem, etc. A lot of these ideas have been considered for quite some time, and would undoubtedly be welcomed by

The renovations to the Z. Smith constantly, and the one room Reynolds Library and to on-campus dedicated the non-athletes (besides housing are promising, as is the idea the work-out class studios on the top of installing a full floor) would be bursting kitchen in Shorty’s to at the seams if more provide more dining people were to be using Tuition and overall cost options. it on a regular basis. Though one Perhaps plans to increases aside, I shiver recently constructed renovate the Miller thinking about the imuniversity facility Center to accommodate plications of some of the that I have not a larger campus heard talk of population are in the other changes that the renovating is the works, just out of the administration is considMiller Center. This student body’s earshot. ering for the school. facility is practically If not, hopefully the brand new and administration would (presumably) because consider such plans. of this, there has been no talk of Probably the most disturbing part renovating it. of the article about the university There is absolutely no way that renovations is the last paragraph. the Miller Center could happily The university owns 50 acres accommodate more students. As (intends to buy 17 more?) of land and it is, the machines are being used is not afraid to develop it!

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‘promiscuous female behavior’,” Strickland said. “It is legal in these countries.” Admission to the forum will be school supplies for the girls in Africa who are affected by the practice. Also, boxes will be put in every dorm after the event to collect more items to send to Kenya. “We’re not accepting any monetary donations because we want to give them something they can use right away,” Strickland said. WISE has been planning the event for about three weeks and will continue planning into March. It will be a part of fair trade, human trafficking and Darfur

awareness week, which will include events sponsored by several organizations, and aims to raise awareness on all of the above issues. WISE is also in the beginning stages of planning a concert for equality. “We’re basically going to feature a series of outside bands as well as some student musical groups that are on campus,” Strickland said. For women’s and gender studies classes, extra credit will be given for attending the forum. Also, attendance will count as a required event for those enrolled in Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies. For more information, students can contact Kenneth Strickland by email at strike7@wfu.edu.

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Baseball to open season in California Clemens’ unbelievable drug triangle The team returns 22 players from last year’s team, including four starting pitchers and all nine starters in the lineup. Amongst these players are junior first baseman Allen Dykstra, who led the offense last season by hitting .310 with 18 home runs and 60 RBIs, and starting pitchers Ben Hunter, Garrett Bullock and Charlie Mellies. The biggest transition this year will be in the bullpen with junior Brad Kledzik moving from the starting rotation to take over the closer role for Josh Ellis, who graduated and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks last spring.

By Jeff Merski | Senior writer

The Wake Forest Demon Deacon baseball team looks to improve on its run to the championship game of the ACC Baseball Tournament and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007. The team will kick off its season on Feb. 22-24 against Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. “We’d like to get back to the ACC tournament but be a higher seed,” Head Coach Rick Rembielak said. “I think we’re better than an eight seed but we need to go out and prove it.”

Additionally, sophomore pitchers Phil Negus and Alex Wiesner look to fill in the middle relief role that Eric Niesen filled for much of last season before leaving after his junior season to pitch in the New York Mets organization. Around the infield, the Deacons look to start Dykstra, senior second baseman Andy Goff, junior shortstop Dustin Hood and junior third baseman Tyler Smith, giving the Deacons a good combination of power and hitting for average from these positions. In the outfield, junior Evan Ocheltree and seniors Ben Terry and Brett

Linnenkohl look to start, but there are others looking to compete for playing time. “There’s a lot of competition in the outfield this year,” Rembielak said. Senior Austin Jones returns the plate catching with senior infielder/ designated hitter Willy Fox looking to build off of a strong 2007 campaign. However, there are many players, both returning and incoming, looking to compete for playing time this season. “We have a lot of options and can go with the guys playing the best at a particular time,” Rembielak said.

Downing the Devils

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My girlfriend and my best friend have become drug addicts over the past few months. Sad, but true. Now everyone who knows them is blaming me for not doing anything about it. But, how could I know? Just because they are my best friend and my girlfriend, who I combined must spend all of my day with, doesn’t mean I would realize that they had both picked up a dangerous and illegal habit. Do you believe me? I didn’t think so. Now, that story was not true. But it is pretty much the same story that Roger Clemens has been spewing to Congress and the media ever since the Mitchell report came out. He maintains that he never knew his wife and best friend, Andy Pettitte, were using HGH (Human Growth Hormone) until after the fact. Andy Pettitte claims that Roger talked to him about HGH in 2000 and then years later said that Andy had misunderstood the conversation. Since Clemens’ wife has remained out of the public eye, there are only two players to judge in this drug triangle. In a classic he said, he said; let’s take a look at the credibility of the two parties. Andy Pettitte appears direct and sincere during his press conferences. The only comment he has made that scares me is that he believes what he did wasn’t cheating. Sure, maybe at the time Major League Baseball wasn’t testing, and maybe he only did use HGH for two days to recover from an injury, but he still cheated. However, his only real lie is to himself, so I’m willing to let it slide. Roger Clemens, on the other hand, has used every trick in the book to try to get the media on his side without really offering strong evidence that he didn’t cheat. Even Barack Obama would be appalled at his use of irrelevant sob stories. Fact is, Roger isn’t the only person in the world who grew up poor, used his athleticism to get into college and then had a successful professional career. Roughly 99.9 percent of the players in the NBA share the same story, and the only trouble it gets them into is an ugly incident at a strip club every once and awhile. I just don’t see too many people shedding tears over Roger Clemens’ sad story. The third major player in this controversy is Brian McNamee, the former trainer of both Clemens and Pettitte. He has been on the defense from day one as pretty much everyone and their brother has called him a liar. Even some congressmen could not restrain themselves from such declarations. And I understand, he lied about things in the past. But wasn’t he lying about supplying HGH to major leaguers? Isn’t this what happens when you lie about something and then come forward about it? During this era of steroids in baseball, I find it much more plausible that a trainer lied about supplying steroids and then came out with the truth, as opposed to telling the truth, and then years later deciding to lie about it. So, while not the ideal witness, I find him more believable than Clemens. We may never know the absolute truth in this whole mess, but right now I believe Pettitte and

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By Ryan Durham | Senior writer

Despite the rain, Wake Forest Head Coach Dino Gaudio followed in the footsteps of his predecessor Skip Prosser, meeting the students on the Quad to celebrate the Deacons’ shocking 86-73 win over the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils Feb. 17. “(Wake Forest) played with incredible energy tonight,” Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “They played with more energy than we did and the crowd was great. I thought they played great basketball.” The story of the night proved to be the play of the Deacon freshmen. Between guard Jeff Teague and forward James Johnson, the Wake Forest freshmen combined for 50 points, 20 rebounds and three assists. Teague lead the Deacs in scoring with 26 points and two steals. Teague had 11 of his points coming in the early minutes of the game. “It was a great win for us,” Gaudio said after the game. “Teague is a really courageous young guy, and he got us off to just a terrific start. And let us know that we can play with these guys.” Johnson, recording yet another double-double, threw down 24 points and picked up 16 rebounds en route to the upset. “James sometimes has been floating in and out a bit,” Gaudio said. “He really stepped up tonight.” The freshmen were not the only Deacs to have big games though. Sophomores L.D. Williams and Jamie Skeen provided a huge lift for the team. In only his second game back after sitting out for three weeks, Williams put up nine points and seven rebounds in the game, but that is not all he brought to the Deacs. “L.D. is really an emotional leader for us,” Gaudio said. “He does a lot of intangibles for us.” Williams provided that emotional lift by getting the crowd into the game multiple times, whether he was on the court or on the bench. “It just feels great getting back on the floor with my teammates,” Williams said. The outstanding offensive play of Teague, Johnson and Williams provided was not the only key to the Demon Deacon victory. Wake Forest’s defense also shut down the Blue Devils on multiple possessions. They forced 22 turnovers and nabbed seven steals. “In the first ten ACC games we’ve had plus seven in turnover margin, that’s been one of the great stats,” Krzyzewski said. “Tonight we had 22 turnovers and forced 19, that was a key stat in the game. You don’t get 22 turnovers unless someone is playing hard against you. I just think they played really hard.” Skeen was a large part of this defensive effort and had some extremely productive minutes offensively

By Nick Oliphant | Staff writer

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Freshman guard Jeff Teague drives to the basket in the Deacons’ 86-73 upset victory over Duke University on Feb. 17. Teague finished with a game-high 26 points.

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Club rugby team Deacons face elite competition splits two at home By Susie Manship | Staff writer

By Donovan Carberry | Staff writer

The Wake Forest rugby team took on Appalachian State at home on Feb. 9. The Deacons topped the Mountaineers 11-3 but fell to East Carolina 18-11 on Feb. 16. App. State came out strong with hard runs from their number five and number eight in the first five minutes. The Mountaineers struck first with a penalty goal (worth three points) from their fullback a few minutes later. The Deacons took back the momentum 10 minutes into the half, keeping the bulk of possession and territory. The only first half scoring Wake could muster was a drop goal from senior flyhalf Tyler Eure to tie it. After controlling most of the first half, Wake found themselves on their heels as a rejuvenated App.

State continually pressured the Wake tryline in the second half. The Deacon defense held firm with the help of a questionable call; the App. State forwards drove a maul into the tryzone and appeared touchdown, but the referee ruled that the ball was held up. Wake struggled to get into an offensive rhythm for most of the second half but did have a few good breaks from their backline. With 18 minutes left and the score still deadlocked at three, Wake caught another break when the Mountaineers flyhalf, a North Carolina Rugby Union All-Star, was yellow-carded. With App. State down a man junior fullback Christopher Commins fielded a kick around midfield, beat several App. State defenders and then offloaded to freshman prop Matt See Rugby, Page B4

A small group from the women’s and men’s track teams headed to Fayetteville, Ark. on Feb. 15-16 to compete in the Tyson Invitational. Hosted by Arkansas University, the Deacs faced competition from 15 schools ranked Reid in the Top 25. “It was a highly competitive and prestigious meet and overall was a good chance for us to race in a competitive field,” junior Nicole Schappert said. Senior Caitlin Chrisman led the team with an overall fifth place finish in the 5000m run. Her time of 16:44.98 surpassed the NCAA provisional mark of 16:45.00. In her first time ever running a 5000m race, freshman Anna

Nosenko earned sixth overall with a time of 16:56.73. On the men’s side, senior Kevin Marion finished fourth overall in the long jump with a 23-09.00 mark and sophomore Jon Reid set a personal record of 48.22 in the 400m dash. Other members of the team did not perform as they would have hoped, but they gained from the competition. “The team overall competed, did their best, and raced well on a national level,” Reid said. On Feb. 22-23, the team travels to Blacksburg, Va. for the third time in this season to compete in the Virginia Tech Challenge. This will be the team’s last indoor regular season meet before the ACC Championships Feb. 28-March 1 in Chapel Hill, N.C. “We will use what we learned at Tyson and carry it into ACCs,” Schappert said. “We are all excited for the ACC Photo courtesy of Media Relations Championship and are looking to improve upon our team place from Senior Kevin Marion runs in a past meet. He finlast year.” ished fourth in long jump at the Tyson Invite.


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atalie Sheary may only be a freshman, but you probably wouldn’t know that from watching her play. Sheary won the Northrop Grumman Regional in Palos Verdes, Calif., shooting a 215, winning by one stroke. However, Sheary’s golf resume doesn’t end there. Before coming to Wake Forest, she was the women’s Eastern Amateur

On winning the Northrop Grumman Regional: I didn’t even know I had won at first. I was keeping track of the first place girl’s score. It wasn’t until after our last hole when she came up to me and told me, “Great tournament.” I looked to my coach and she looked at her phone and said, “I think you’ve won.” On playing any course: I like Harbor Town course, it’s in Hilton Head. Its a really tough course with a lot of trees. They have a men’s PGA Tour there and being able to play it is really cool.

On why she chose Wake: Coach Dailey was a big reason. Liz as well, she went to Duke, but had so many great things to say about Wake too. On her goals for the spring: The whole team is playing really well, so I definitely think we can win another tournament like we did this past fall. I just think one of us will get another individual title because we’re all playing well and improving, and the team is just getting along great.

" I didn't even know I had won at first. " Champion in 2007 and placed fifth at the Rolex Tournament of Champions. With all of these accomplishments under her belt, this freshman has an impressive future ahead. The Old Gold & Black’s sports editor, Allison Lange, sat down with Sheary to talk about playing a round of golf with anyone and winning the Northrop Grumman Regional.

On her role model: My role model is probably Liz Janangelo from Duke. She graduated about two years ago and she’s been going on tour. She’s from my hometown and we have the same coach and she’s the one who started me playing golf. On her superstitions: I have to bring my bag everywhere. Usually if there’s a long walk to a tee box or a green, people leave them so they don’t have to carry them, but I just feel like I have to have it with me at all times.

On playing a round with anyone: I’d like to play with Michael Jordan. Even though he’s not a professional golfer, he does play golf a lot. It’d be really cool to talk to him, especially because he’s outside of golf. I could really learn about being a top athlete from him and what its like.

DEACON NOTES

DEAC OF THE WEEK Standout freshman guard Jeff Teague has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the third time this season and the second time in the past three weeks. The Indianapolis, Ind., native scored a game-high 26 points in leading the Deacons to an impressive 86-73 upset of No. 2 Duke on Feb. 17. Teague He went 7-for-15 from the floor, including shooting 3-for-3 from the three-point range. Teague also made 9 of 13 from the free throw line, pulled down four boards and recorded two steals in 36 minutes of action. In Deacons’ 78-70 win at Florida State on Thursday, Teague scored a team-high 18 points and dished out six assists. On the season, Teague is second on the team with 12.8 points per game. He has been the Deacons’ leading scorer in five of their past six games. Teague is one of four freshman in the ACC to win the conference’s Rookie of the Week award multiple times this season and is the first Demon Deacon since Chris Paul to win the honor five times.

On her greatest shot: I got a hole in one in Florida in 2004 at the LBJ International course.

Grobe adds assistant Brian Knorr to football staff

Women’s Soccer players honored for academic excellence

Head Coach Jim Grobe announced that Brian Knorr will join the Wake Forest University football coaching staff. Knorr, a native of Shawnee Mission, Kan., spent the last three seasons at Air Force as an assistant. Knorr, a 1986 graduate of the Air Force Academy, was a three-year letterman at quarterback for the Falcons. Air Force won 30 games during his three varsity years, marking the most successful three-year run in the school’s history. In 1995, Knorr joined Grobe at Ohio University as the linebacker coach where he led Ohio’s resurgence on defense. In 1999, Knorr was promoted to defensive coordinator. In 2000, Knorr became the first Air Force graduate to become a head football coach at the Division I level when he was named to succeed Grobe as head coach at Ohio. The Bobcats were 11-35 during Knorr’s four seasons as head coach. After four seasons at Ohio, Knorr returned to the Air Force Academy. Knorr’s coaching position at Wake Forest is yet to be determined.

Wake Forest athletics, ISP Sports and CSTV are partnering to bring Deacon Podcasts to WakeForestSports.com. Downloads and subscriptions to the Deacon Podcasts will be free. Stan Cotten, the voice of the Demon Deacons, will host the podcasts with production assistance from ISP’s Alan York. Each broadcast will feature interviews and news stories with Wake Forest coaches and student athletes.

Dykstra named to 2008 Golden Spikes Award watch list USA Baseball announced the preseason watch list for the 2008 Golden Spikes Award and junior first baseman Allan Dykstra has been named to the list. The award is presented annually to the premier amateur baseball player. Dykstra is one of 75 players named on the watch list, which includes 10 ACC players.

The winner’s name will be announced on July 16 on an award show via live telecast from New York at MLB Advanced Media studios. Dykstra finished the 2007 season with 18 home runs and 60 RBIs. The lefthanded-hitting Dykstra also hit .310, slugged .615 and reached base at a mark of .479. He finished among the ACC leaders in home runs, hit by pitch, walks, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, RBIs and total bases. Dykstra’s 32 RBIs in conference play led the ACC. Dykstra started all 63 games for the Demon Deacons. He has also been named to the watch list for the 2008 Brooks Wallace Award, and he was selected as a preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Dykstra is a two-time All-ACC selection and earned ACC Rookie of Year honors in 2006. For the first time in the history of the Golden Spikes Award, fan voting will be a part of the process to choose the five finalists. Beginning May 20, college baseball fans across the country will be able to vote for their favorite candidate at www.usabaseball.com.


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Lady Deacons stumble against N.C. State

Wake Forest drops second annual “Think Pink” game; fall to 1-11 in conference By Andrew LeRay | Staff writer

The Lady Deacons dropped another regular season game on Feb. 17, falling 56-36 to the visiting N.C. State Wolfpack at the Joel Coliseum. With the loss, Wake Forest slips to 1-11 in the ACC, and now has a 14-13 overall record. The Wolfpack improved to 5-6 in conference play and 17-9 overall. The game was also the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s second annual “Think Pink” game, in which fans were encouraged to wear pink to raise breast cancer awareness. Admission to the game was $1, and 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test. The Wolfpack entered the game coming off back-to-back home ACC wins over Miami and Boston College. N.C. State senior Kadijah Whittington dominated the Lady Deacs, scoring 16 points and recording 12 rebounds in the win. Freshman Brittany Waters continued her impressive play, as she recorded a career-high 35 minutes and dished out another careerhigh five assists in only her third start of the season. Junior Corinne Groves pulled down a teamhigh 12 rebounds in the loss. Turnovers have haunted the Lady Deacs all season, and they added 17 more to their season total against N.C. State. The Wolfpack converted those 17 turnovers into 18 points, while Wake could only manage five points off 11 N.C. State turnovers.

Game of the Week Baseball at Pepperdine Feb. 22-24 Eddy D. Field Stadium, Malibu, Calif. The Demon Deacon baseball team travels to Southern California to begin their 2008 season with a four game series against Pepperdine University. This is the first time the two schools have faced off on the diamond. The Deacons were picked to finish fourth in the ACC Atlantic Division this year. The top eight teams qualify for the ACC baseball tournament. The Deacs finished 2007 with a record of 34-29, including a run to the championship game of the ACC Baseball Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., and an appearence in the NCAA Baseball Tournament in Round Rock, Texas. The Deacs return many players this year, with everyone from last year’s starting lineup returning. The weekend rotation this year consists of redshirt senior Charlie Mellies, senior Ben Hunter and junior Garrett Bullock, with junior Brad Kledzik moving from the starting rotation to replace Josh Ellis as the closer. The Deacons’ first home game is on Feb. 27 when they play Appalachian State at 2:30 p.m. at Gene Hooks Stadium.

In addition to the excessive turnovers, the Lady Deacs had a miserable day shooting the basketball, converting only 28 percent of their field goal attempts. “We had a lot of really good looks at the basket,” senior Christen Brown said. “A lot of our shots just didn’t fall for us.” Wake compounded their poor shooting from the floor by converting only 27 percent of their free throws. The Deacons opened the second half down only five points with the score at 27-22 in favor of the Wolfpack. Junior Alex Tchangoue cut the N.C. State lead to four with a three-point basket four minutes into the second half, but Wake Forest would not get any closer. With the score 31-27 with 15:51 remaining in the game, the Wolfpack opened up a 16 point lead after completing a 13-1 run. N.C. State continued their tough play the rest of the game to earn the 56-36 victory. The loss to the Wolfpack is the second of the season, as the Lady Deacs dropped the first matchup 63-38 in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack are now 57-7 all time against the Wake Forest Lady Deacons. According to Brown, the Deacs have been spending extra time in practice to improve their shooting from both the floor and foul line. Wake Forest will play their final home game of the 2007-2008 season against Miami at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. “As a team, our goals for the last two games are to win and then hopefully advance to the postseason,” Brown said, the only senior on the roster. “I just try to be there for my teammates, encouraging everyone to keep their heads up and not to get down.” The Deacs will finish their regular season on March 2 against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.

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Junior Alex Tchangoue defends N.C. State junior Shayla Fields on Feb. 17. The N.C. State uniforms sported the name of their former coach, Kay Yow, who is suffering from breast cancer.

Scoreboard Wake in the Ranks Women’s basketball standings 1. North Carolina 2. Maryland 3. Duke 4. Virginia 5. Boston College 6. Florida State 7. Georgia Tech 8. NC State 9. Clemson 10. Miami 11. Virginia Tech 12. Wake Forest

ACC 11-0 11-1 8-3 7-3 6-5 5-5 5-6 5-6 3-7 2-8 1-10 1-11

All 24-2 27-2 19-7 19-7 18-8 15-10 19-7 17-9 10-15 9-16 14-12 14-13

Men’s basketball standings

Women’s tennis standings 1. Virginia 2. Virginia Tech 3. Florida State 4. Duke 5. Georgia Tech 6. Miami 7. Boston College 8. North Carolina 9. NC State 10. Wake Forest 11. Clemson 12. Maryland

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

All 4-3 7-2 7-0 3-0 7-1 6-2 3-1 6-3 4-2 2-1 3-5 1-3

1. Duke 2. North Carolina 3. Maryland 4. Clemson 5. Wake Forest 6. Virginia Tech 7. Miami 8. Georgia Tech 9. NC State 10. Boston College 11. Florida State 12. Virginia

ACC 10-1 9-2 7-4 7-5 6-5 5-6 4-6 4-6 4-7 4-7 4-8 2-9

All 22-2 24-2 17-9 19-7 16-8 14-11 17-7 11-13 15-10 13-11 15-12 12-12

ACC Leaderboard Women’s basketball Points/g

1. Brittany Cook (Virginia Tech) 2. Kristi Toliver (Maryland) 3. Kadijah Whittington (NC State) 3. Monica Wright (Virginia) 5. Janie Mitchell (Georgia Tech)

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Women’s tennis National Rank

1. Aurelija Miseviciute (Arkansas-Fayatteville) 2. Maria Mosolova (Northwestern) 3. Lindsey Nelson (Southern California) 4. Amanda McDowell (Georgia Tech) 5. Ani Mijacika (Clemson)

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1. Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina) 2. J.J. Hickson (NC State) 3. James Johnson (Wake Forest) 4. Trevor Booker (Clemson) 5. James Gist (Maryland)

Hansbrough

10.6 8.8 8.3 8.0 7.9

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Intramural indoor soccer playoffs begin Feb. 22. Basketball playoff brackets will be available Feb. 29.

The floors of Reynolds Gym are so slick and dusty that it can mean only one thing: it’s getting close to playoff time for intramural indoor soccer and indoor basketball. In fact, indoor soccer playoffs begin Feb. 22 in the gym, and they will continue on through Feb. 24. The basketball regular season is scheduled to last a bit longer, and teams and players can expect to see playoff brackets coming out online by Feb. 29. Please remember that sportsmanship is the only thing that matters as you finish your regular season play, as everybody with a solid sportsmanship grade makes the playoffs, regardless of their win-loss record. Also, please remember that the officials refereeing your game are University students, not professional NBA referees. If they blow a call, it’s only human of them and there is no need to harp on them or curse their families.

After all, the officials don’t criticize you for taking bad shots or turning the ball over. Games run much more smoothly when everybody gets along and understands that each is trying to do his or her best at all times. Basketball Official of the Week: Lee Schalk Indoor Soccer Official of the Year: Beth Montplaisir

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B4 Thursday, February 21, 2008

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Men’s tennis team takes down three opponents By LK Davey | Staff writer

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Junior Cory Parr prepares to serve the ball during a recent match. He led the team to a 3-0 weekend, defeating East Tennessee, Brown and South Carolina.

The Wake Forest men’s tennis was outstanding Feb. 16-17. The team completed a marathon of three matches in two days and finished the weekend 3-0. The Deacons beat East Tennessee and Brown in back-to-back matches on Feb. 16, and they wrapped up the weekend with a win over Southeastern Conference competitor South Carolina on Feb. 17 at the Indoor Tennis Center. The weekend started out rocky against the East Tenn Bucs by dropping the doubles point and falling behind in three singles matches. Wake’s No. 1 and 2 singles, junior Cory Parr and sophomore Steve Forman, started slow and allowed their Bucs competitors to gain 4-1 leads in the first set. Parr changed pace when he broke serve twice to take a 5-4 advantage. At the next court, Forman rebounded and managed to finish his match 5-4. Both Demon Deacon netters earned tie-breaker wins and added two points in the 4-2 Wake Forest match victory. Sophomore Jason Morganstern had a frustrating finish; he lost the first

set tie-breaker but came back with a second set win of 6-4. The match was called when Morganstern had a 4-0 game lead in the final set with a 40-0 point advantage because Wake clinched the overall win at No. 2 singles. Morganstern was finally able to earn a singles win against Brown’s No. 4 just two hours later in the Demon Deacons’ 6-1 victory over the Bears. Morganstern finished 6-4, 6-2, while Parr, junior Carlos Salmon, senior Mariusz Adamski and freshman Iain Atkinson also earned straight set wins. Forman finished 7-6, 3-6, 6-0. Sunday’s match was close; freshman Jonathon Wolff had his first weekend singles win, Parr and Adamski completed their singles weekend unbeaten with straight set wins at No. 1 and 3, respectively. Forman pulled a three-set upset over ranked No. 74 Pedro Campos. The match finished with a Wake 4-2 victory. Atkinson was pleased with the weekend’s results, especially against South Carolina. “Our toughest match this weekend was South Carolina,” Atkinson said. “Everyone had to be on top of their game for us to come away

with a win from that match. Their ranking of 59th in the nation is not a true reflection of how good they are. The Deacs played great as a team this weekend. Unfortunately we didn’t win any doubles points in our three matches this weekend, which meant everyone had to pull together as a team in each match to win.” The wins earned the Demon Deacons a season record of 6-2, with a match coming up Forman this weekend against the Lousiville Cardinals at Wake Forest. This will be the team’s fourth straight match at home, and Atkinson says that this is an element the team is taking full advantage of. “Playing at home I find is a huge advantage. I think our record so far this semester proves this too. When we play at home the team feeds off the crowd and seems to play with more determination and fight,” Atkinson said. The match will take place on Feb. 23 at home.

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McNamee a lot more than I believe Clemens, which should say something given that he is one of the greatest pitchers ever. If Clemens wants to change my mind, he needs to get away from trying to be this poor kid from Texas who worked so hard to get where he is, because he knew his family depended on him. That routine is about as dumb as deciding that Vanderbilt should be our sports rival (seriously, aren’t there about 10 schools that make more sense? Or a better question, would we ever get an atmosphere for Vanderbilt like we did against Duke on Sunday?). Clemens should now go one of two ways. Option one is to find some serious evidence that he didn’t cheat, which for me would be a tape of Brian McNamee undergoing fingerprint, retinal, voice and DNA confirmation to prove his identity and then swearing while attached to nine polygraphs that he is lying about Roger Clemens’ use of HGH. Option two, which I find more realistic, is that Clemens should admit to his HGH use, come up with a sob story about how he only was going to use it once, or that he just wanted to win a title before his career was over, or that a little kid with cancer made him promise to get to 350 career wins and then he should tour the country speaking out against performanceenhancing drugs. He may taint his records, but his image could recover if he acts swiftly. As Pete Rose has taught us, an admission 30 years after the fact really doesn’t appeal to the public. I hope Clemens can come away from this the right way. He has been a role model for kids and congressmen alike; it would be nice to see him do something now to earn that billing.

off the bench as well. He gave Wake Forest 10 points, nine rebounds and a block, helping to make up for the absence of sophomore big man Chas McFarland, who was in foul trouble. Sophomore guard Ishmael Smith proved once again to be the heart of the offense, dishing out four assists and putting up six points of his own. “That was a huge win,” Smith said. “I remember going up to Duke last year and they just embarrassed us. I remember going home and tearing up and saying I can’t wait to play those guys again.” Smith and the Deacs used that motivation to defeat what was the second ranked team in the country. “Hopefully in March that’s a good win that might get us off of the bubble,” Gaudio said. Before their victory over the Blue Devils, the Demon Deacons traveled to Tallahassee, Fla. to face the Florida State Seminoles. Wake Forest jumped out quickly to a 10 point lead thanks in part to a trio of three-pointers. The Deacs kept FSU at arm’s length in the first half, with strong defense and three-point shooting. Wake Forest shot eight of nine behind the arc and produced seven turnovers in the first half alone. Freshman Gary Clark factored largely into the first half push, shooting three of four from three-point land and providing a few solid defensive plays.

Skeen was perfect from behind the arc at two for two, as were Williams and Johnson. In the second half the Seminoles slowly chipped away at the Deacons’ lead. A 21-8 run in the opening 10 minutes took the Seminoles to within three points of Wake Forest, but a 9-0 Deacon run gave Wake Forest yet another doubledigit lead, which they maintained for most of the remainder of the game. The Seminoles could not find an answer for the Deacon attack, falling 78-70. Four Demon Deacons scored in double figures, including Clark and the newly recovered Williams. Clark’s 13 points were a career high for him and he also had a steal, proving that his role for the Deacs is quickly expanding. Williams did not act like he had been gone for three weeks. Scoring 10 points and pulling down four rebounds, he looked as he did before a fractured hand put him on the bench. For the sixth time on the season, Teague led the Deacons in scoring with 18 points and was followed closely by McFarland, whose 17 points and 10 rebounds gave him his first double-double of his career. They now sit at 16-8 and 6-5 in the ACC, with hopes of a NCAA tournament berth still alive. If the Deacs can repeat the feat when they travel to UNC Feb. 24, they may just get that final push into post season play.

Freshman forward James Johnson battles for a rebound against Duke player DeMarcus Nelson.

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Storck who took the ball in to give Wake an 8-3 lead. Eure was no good on the conversion (which would have been worth two), but minutes later he slotted a penalty goal to give Wake an 11-3 lead. The carded flyhalf returned before the end of the game but the Mountaineers failed to cut into the deficit.Following their victory over App. State, the Deacons were 2-0 in conference play in their first season in Division II.

They looked to solidify a post season birth when they took on East Carolina at home on Feb. 16, but it was not to be. ECU also came into the game with a 2-0 record after victories over N.C. State and UNC-Wilmington. The Pirates took a 6-0 lead early following two penalty goals from their fullback. Wake cut the lead to three after a penalty goal from Eure, but ECU’s forwards scored a try and made the conversion just before the half. Deacons trailed 13-3 at the half. Wake dominated possession and territory in the second half but just couldn’t score. Relief came mid-

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way through the half when sophomore flanker Trenton Justice touched down. Eure missed the conversion but had cut the lead to five. With time dwindling away, Eure managed a drop goal to bring the Deacons within two, but a loose ball from the Deacons was retrieved by the ECU inside center who ran it back into the tryzone sealing the Pirates win, 18-11 The loss to ECU means Wake must win its final regular season game against a 0-2 N.C. State on Feb. 23 in Raleigh if they hope to make the South playoffs.

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Concert Review | Bon Iver

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Rising musician, Bon Iver, performed with local musicians in Chapel Hill on Feb. 18 as a recording for National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered Concerts podcast.

Bon Iver performs a haunting, beautiful show By Rachel Kowal | Staff writer

Following his self-released debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver (pronounced “boohn eevair”) has steadily built an impressive series of positive reviews from the likes of NPR and Pitchfork Media. It was therefore no surprise that Cat’s Cradle’s little sister music venue, the Local 506, was packed for his show on Feb. 18. The evening began with Heather McEntire and Megafaun, both local acts. While McEntire and her accompanists played a relatively laid back set, Megafaun, a Durhambased band, immediately involved the audience from their opening song by passing out various instruments to the audience including minitambourines, shakers and cowbells. At the conclusion of this lively and relatively short set, the drummer left the stage in the middle of a song in order to join the people dancing in the front row. Though the transition between the noisier and more active Megafaun and the more hushed act of Bon Iver was a bit rough, the intimate tones perpetuated by the two opening local bands were continued by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver who also had ties with the audience. Interestingly, Vernon and the members of Megafaun were once united in another band called DeYarmond Edison before they parted ways and began new projects. Vernon’s unique singing style, which vacillates between rich, deep tones and a high-pitched, crooning falsetto may sound like a strange concept, but it all comes together to create an earnest

and moving presentation. “Skinny Love,” the track awarded the Song of the Day on NPR back in January, is perhaps the best example of this stirring combination because it contains the full range of Vernon’s vocal abilities, set to a hauntingly beautiful melody. “Skinny Love” is one of those songs that upon hearing once, you may be tempted to play it another 10 times throughout the course of the day. Perhaps one of my only critiques of Bon Iver was the lack of creativity in composing a setlist as the band literally played the songs in the order that they appeared on the album. Even this, however, was forgiven after Vernon jokingly drew attention to this choice, making the claim that since no one else does this, they are being “original.” Considering that Bon Iver is an intentionally altered form of the French phrase “bon hiver,” which means “good winter,” it seems only appropriate that Vernon should record For Emma in his father’s cabin in Wisconsin during the cold wintry months. In line with its organic conception, the album has a charming home-made quality to it and is full of intimate vocals that sometimes border on the ethereal. Though self-released last year, For Emma, Forever Ago was re-released on Feb. 19 under the label Jagjaguwar, making the recent show a call for celebration. Bon Iver just kicked off a tour with band Black Mountain on Tuesday in Washington D.C. The entire show can be downloaded for free from NPR’s All Songs Considered Concerts podcast on iTunes.

Scrolling through my iTunes list, I cannot help but notice that I have downloaded a disproportionate amount of music in the last year, last semester even, withbands named after a n i mals. This is a trend that, once I noticed, got me thinkingabout all the bands I know of with animalinspired names. I could list at least five bands off the top of my head that pertain solely to wolves (Wolf Parade, Wolf Mother, Sea Wolf, Peter and the Wolf, and Patrick Wolf ). And that’s just the beginning. It reminds me of the uncanny habit in Hollywood to release two major motion pictures on nearly identical topics (think Babe vs. Gordy or Capote vs. Infamous). Is this trend merely a lack of creativity?

Is this a tried and true marketing strategy? Or does this reveal something about our culture? Maybe this is a sign of a regression to a more instinctual and chaotic time. Does naming your band after a wolf or a bear set the stage for a livelier concert? The implications and potential metaphors are numerous. Regardless of the reason for this band name trend, however, we certainly have a real animal collective on our hands.

My personal favorite animalthemed bands, in order by coolness factor of animal, are: 1. The Unicorns (a zany and offbeat band that unfortunately dissolved in 2005) 2. Panda Bear (a side project of Animal Collective member N o a h Lennox that consists of multilayered melodies and sounds) 3. Wolf Parade (a band with quirky, clever and often danceable songs) 4. Peter and the Wolf (heartfelt and very home-made folk music by Red Hunter and gang) 5. Caribou (psychedelic pop influenced tunes from a band stopping by Cat’s Cradle on April 1) 6. Bowerbirds (a locally crafted indie folk band – complete with an accordion – who happens to be playing) 7. Deerhunter (sometimes chaotic, sometimes melodic, always hypnotic) 8. Cat Power (the rich and intimate indie folk stylings of Charlyn Marie Marshall)

Check out these upcoming shows Local 506, Chapel Hill February 29 - Beach House March 18 - A Place to Bury Strangers March 19 - Le Loup with Bodies of Water Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro March 17 - Tilly and the Wall (St. Patrick’s Day show!) March 23 - Blitzen Trapper in Carrboro The Orange Peel, Asheville March 11 - Built to Spill March 20 - Stars Duke Coffee House, Durham February 23 - Bowerbirds The Pour House, Raleigh March 18 - Most Serene Republic with Liam Finn Great Hall, UNC Chapel Hill March 3 - José González

Support your fellow students and expand your musical interests by listening to WAKE radio streamed live over the internet daily. Just go to http://radio.wfu.edu/main/ and lick on the link that says, “listen to our webcasts HERE.”

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Evil descends on campus in the form of grande lattes Ryan Coons Staff columnist

At the time of this writing we find ourselves in between the first round of scheduled tests (strategically placed before the drop date so as to ensure no one decides to become a biology major) and midterms. This two week period causes unrest in many students; obviously we aren’t going to study for something that’s 15 days away, what is this, Oxford? And despite the WGA writer’s strike ending recently we still have to wait until

April to get new episodes of scripted shows. So unless you watch Lost (Team Locke all the way), there is no reason to turn on your television for the next two months. And because frats are too busy making their pledges drink the Kool-Aid to have open parties, the rest of us generally spend this time practicing “Through the Fire and Flames” on expert (you’ll never get 100 percent. Let it go.) If only corporate America would send a Fortune 500 company to infiltrate our campus and cause mild unrest among the student body… It must be spring semester because its time for our annual “Come together as a community and latch onto some marginally socially conscious effort.” For the second year in a row the 12 people who generally get worked up over these sorts of things have turned their

attention to coffee giant (and brewers of social unrest) Starbucks. For those of you not privy to news pertinent to our school (What? You don’t watch WAKETV’s weekly newscast? WAKE-TV has a weekly newscast?) allow me to break the story here. The administration is planning on renovating the library starting this summer and wants to put a Starbucks in the 24-hour study room. Since news of this addition to the Old Z surfaced my inbox has been pummeled with interesting facts about Starbucks, many of which I did not know, I wish to share them with you here in hopes of spreading knowledge. Did you know that Starbucks makes its coffee from babies? Not normal babies either. Orphans. Also, it was behind the JFK assassination, faked the moon landing and was

responsible for the removal of the McRib from McDonald’s menu. Shocking, but true. You wouldn’t know it by looking at the hundreds of discarded Venti halfcaff vanilla lattes with two packets of Sugar in the Raw, but the university hates Starbucks. Those kids walking in between classes with their piping hot coffees are planted there with empty cups as a reminder to give your daily thanks to Student Government that you aren’t tempted by easily accessible caramel frappuccinos (sweet, dangerous sirens). And all your friends that go off campus to study at Starbucks? Don’t fool yourself into thinking that they actually buy anything there, nor are they actually studying. They’re actually casing the joint, looking for weak points in its defenses for when the revolution begins. Don’t forget how poorly they treat their baristas; com-

petitive pay, health care, stock options, paid vacation and sick leave, and a company wide 401k plan? These chains of servitude aren’t just placed on its full-time employees, but part-time baristas are subjugated to these oppressive business practices as well. Each employee is also forced to bring home a pound of coffee home each week. I saw Blood Diamond, and I know what you’re up to Starbucks, selfishly spreading your blood coffee down through the ranks, we all learned what laundering was from Office Space. Don’t think I can’t see through your West Coast feel-good philanthropy. The time is now, my friends, to meet this problem head on. We must combine our collective passionate ambivalence to send a strong message to both the University and StarSucks. That message is; “I’m graduating in May. So … do whatever you want.”


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She Said | A girl’s guide to getting it on

Bad boys keep the mystery alive and well Kelly Curran Staff columnist

Oscar-mania

More people are killed yearly by donkeys than in aircraft crashes.

With the writers’ strike over, the 80th Annual Academy Awards are sure to be a big deal again. With the show on Feb. 24, you’ve got just a few days to catch up on your movies. You’re in luck because three Oscarnominated movies have just come out on DVD. So if you want to cram in a review before the big night, check out American Gangster, Michael Clayton and In the Valley of Elah.

They’re the guys who make you blush for no real reason. The guys who you could never bring home to your parents. They’re the guys whose reputations precede them, but that doesn’t deter you. The ones who keep you waiting by the phone, only because you know when he does call it’ll be worth it. They’re bad boys; the men that women love to hate and hate to love. I admit that my past is littered with bad boys. There’s the moody drop-out; the womanizing rich guy; the cocky fratstar; the charming guy with the super shady past. I’ve gone through more bad boys than good guys in my dating history,

and I know I’m not the only one. Sometimes I wonder why these guys are so appealing, particularly to good girls. There are so many mysterious aspects of bad boys that contributes to their charm. First and foremost, you never know what is going to happen next. They give off this careless, reckless aura that is simultaneously exciting and scary. You could get whisked off on a creative date, or you could be picking his wasted butt up from a bar at 2 a.m. It all depends on his ever-changing mood. This might get tiring, but there’s always something new with bad boys. Secondly, bad boys follow their instincts. Those instincts are for sex. There’s no doubting the exhilaration of knowing that some sexy guy wants to do unspeakable things to you the moment he sees you. They don’t make love; they screw, ban, hump, bone or whatever lewd euphemism they prefer. Bad boys know what they want and have a knack for getting that

and more. On that note, bad boys can expose you to new and daring things. Often they are huge adrenaline junkies, as seen by their love of fast cars, daring stunts or anything else that gets their blood pumping. Bad boys can push your limits by introducing you to new sexual positions ... or even sexual locations. Now that the library is open 24/5, I suspect there will be a surge in late night library activity – lots of it undoubtedly – initiated by our dear bad boys. Lastly, they are a challenge. Nothing is easy with them, except maybe the adeptness with which they can remove a bra. You have to work to keep their attention, but knowing that he is all yours is a sense of accomplishment. With their devil-may-care attitudes, you know you’re doing something right if they take interest in you. Bad boys are always in demand, and knowing that he is YOUR bad boy is a feat all in itself. What do we have against good guys? Simply, many nice guys seem to lack the spark that the bad boys have all too much of.

Their doormat attitudes are frustrating to a girl who wants passion and intensity in a relationship. I know good guys get a raw deal sometimes but a little more bravado and confidence (read: not spineless) will do wonders. Sending off the bad boy vibe will attract girls, then turning out to be a sweet guy can sometimes be a great surprise. It’s futile to resist the bad boys. Most girls can’t even put into words the draw of a bad boy, but it’s undeniable. They are a series of paradoxes: aloof yet passionate, dangerous yet appealing, flawed yet attractive. Girls love a challenge, and figuring out or ‘taming’ a bad boy is the ultimate relationship challenge. Love them or hate them, you must admit that they have “it.” What’s “it?” I don’t know. I guess I’ll have to keep dating bad boys until I figure it out. “She Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one girl’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact her with your feedback or ideas at currkm4@ wfu.edu.

Lummox | By Will Warren

And the winner is... With the constant evolution of technology, there often arises a competition between two new mediums. Think along the lines of the 8-track versus the cassette tape in the ‘80s. The most recent of these competitions has been about the highdefinition DVD market with Sony’s Blu-Ray and Toshiba’s HD DVD. It looks like Blu-Ray has won. On Feb. 15, super retailer Wal-Mart announced its decision to abandon stocking HD DVDs. In an acknowledgement of its defeat, Toshiba announced Feb. 19 that it would stop production of the HD DVDs.

Numba 1 Stunna Can you say self-centered? A wealthy man in the United Arab Emirates paid $14 million for a license plate with just the number 1 on it. Saeed Khouri, the man who forked up the $14 million, said, “I bought it because I want to be the best in the world.” Hmm, with the world population getting close to 6.8 billion people, that’s thinking pretty highly of yourself. Apparently, these vanity plates are a new trend in the UAE, but they do have one redeeming quality, the money goes to charity.

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Movie Review | There Will Be Blood

Dark drama examines greed and ambition By Kara Peruccio | Life editor

As a dedicated moviegoer, I was intrigued by There Will Be Blood. Based loosely on muckracker Upton Sinclair’s Oil!, the movie follows the life of Daniel Plainview, a self-made oil magnate in pursuit of the American dream. Blood has garnered many accolades and features one of the greatest actors of our time, Daniel Day-Lewis. The Irish thespian is chilling and destined for Oscar gold with this performance. The first 10 minutes are silent as the camera pans around a harsh frontier. It is 1898 and Daniel Plainview, a silver miner, is hard at work in his mining hole. He struggles awhile There Will Be Blood for and this Starring | Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul continues for Dano and Dillon Freasier several minDirector | Paul Thomas utes until he finds what Anderson he is looking Who’s it for? | Fans of Day-Lewis for. and experimental cinema He evenRunning Time | 2 hrs. 28 min. tually turns Rating | (out of 5) from silver to oil and begins working on a small rig. Tragedy strikes as one of his workers dies while working down the well. The man had been previously seen with an infant and in the next scene, Daniel sits on a train with a baby though it’s not confirmed if the child is Daniel’s or the other man’s. He is a clueless parent and in a funny scene gives the baby liquor. The film jumps ahead to 1911 and Plainview, with his son and partner, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), now run a booming enterprise. One night after delivering a rousing business proposal, a young man named Paul Sunday (Little Miss Sunshine’s Paul Dano) tells the Plainviews about oil located on his family’s homestead in Little Boston, Calif. Paul demands money for his tip and if proven successful, he will receive a bonus. Daniel warns the boy that he better not be lying and this is the last we see of Paul for the rest of the film. With H.W. in tow, Daniel goes to the Sunday ranch under the premise of quail-hunting. Paul’s father Able welcomes them to his land and sends his son, Eli (also played by Dano), with wood for Daniel’s campfire. At first Daniel is perplexed but realizes Eli and Paul are twins. While hunting, H.W. notices that his shoe has a black, sticky substance on the bottom. He shows his father and Daniel realizes they are standing above “an ocean of oil.” Daniel offers to buy the land from the Sundays but does not mention oil. Eli, however, wants to raise the price as he too knows about the oil. After back and forth negotiations, Plainview promises to pay the Sundays $5,000 for Eli’s church, The Church of the Third Revelation. He is an evangelical faith healer whose prayers make Daniel uncomfortable and suspicious.

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Daniel Day-Lewis shines as the ruthless oil magnate, Daniel Plainview, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic. He earned an Oscar nod for his performance. Daniel wants to build a pipeline to the ocean to cut out shipping costs but refuses to see the one holdout as to not appear desperate (a fact that is very important throughout the film). At the town meeting, Plainview promises to help Little Boston rebuild. Eli asks that he makes a blessing at the first drilling at the oil rig, but his request appears to be more of an order. At the event, Daniel humorously snubs the preacher and gives the blessing himself: this leads to a full-scale power struggle between the two men. Tragedy strikes at the well when H.W. becomes deaf following an oil blast. The accident highlights the two sides of Daniel: he is both ambitious and ruthless but also deeply concerned about his son who has become distant and angry. The rest of the movie threads through very important themes: the evils of oil, the divide between religion and agnosticism, greed, family ties and the American dream. As a whole, There Will Be Blood is unsettling, depressing and probably the darkest movie you will ever see. Day-Lewis is skillful at portraying a man it’s very easy to simultaneously hate and feel sorry for. Despite all of the darkness, there are some humorous parts. Daniel’s baptism

scene is quite funny and drew many laughs in the audience. Director Paul Thomas Anderson, though, does his best work in exposing how greed ruins a person’s life. The final showdown between Daniel and Eli is very dramatic, and we see where the film earns its title. The movie clocks in at just less than three hours and there are several points in the film in which you wish it would hurry up. The score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is brilliant and serves as its own character in the film. Besides Day-Lewis, the young actors hold their own on the screen. Dillon Freasier plays H.W. perfectly and shows talent beyond his years. Paul Dano does a spectacular job and was quite convincing as the evangelical minister. Nominated for eight Academy Awards including best picture, There Will Be Blood is visionary and will leave you thinking for days. While I do not think it will win the coveted Oscar for best film, Day-Lewis earned and deserves his statue for his turn as the epitome of all that is evil in our materialistic society.


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Restaurant Review | Finnegan’s Wake

Irish pub proves great alternative to local bar favorites By Amy Smerdzinski | Staff writer

televisions. In typical restaurants around Winston, or even Being a university student, I in general, one would expect to have yet to find a fun place to see basketball, football or baseball hang out and enjoy food and games being played. drinks in an environment that’s Not here. different from the typical WinFinnegan’s keeps with the Euroston-Salem scene. pean influence and airs soccer on When friends ask “where their televisions. should we go to dinner?” This helped me feel as though I The same restaurants seem to be was in an actual Irish pub. considered Adding to the each time, “pub-like” atmoFinnegan’s Wake sphere, Finnegan’s and, in my o p i n i o n , Location | 620 Trade St. offers an extensive many of Hours | 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sun. - Sun. list of beers. them are They carry your the same in Serving | Irish Pub fare traditional beers themselves. Dress | Casual — Bud Light, However, Price Range | $6- $17 Yuengling and Sam I finally Adam’s — as well as (out of 5) f o u n d Rating | several obscure beers somewhere that are not found new and at other restaurants enjoyable to go. around Winston-Salem. Finnegan’s Wake is located If you are not much of a beer Downtown and offers just that person, Finnegan’s also offers a — a new atmosphere. wide selection of wines ranging The restaurant and bar is set up from $5-$7 a glass and $20-$28 to cater to both dinner-goers as a bottle. Other cocktail options well as a large night crowd. are also offered. The restaurant itself is fairly My reaction to the food, on the small, but it has enough room other hand, was not so benevoto fit a large amount of people. lent. I felt the dinner menu was When I walked in, the first sub-par. thing that caught my attention It was incomparable to other was the extensive bar that seemed restaurants around the Downto be central to the restaurant. town area both in variety and Next, what struck me was what quality. Finnegan’s offers differFinnegan’s had playing on their ent kinds of sandwiches ranging

from $7-$9 and other entrees including fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and alfredo pasta which range from $14-$17. I ordered the burger, which was as good as any burger from another restaurant, while my friend ordered the fish and chips. He felt that the fish and chips meal was decent but did not feel that the meal was appetizing enough to order again if he went to Finnegan’s a second time. When thinking about how I would review this restaurant, I thought of three factors — food, service and atmosphere. First of all, the food; I would say it is mediocre and would recommend dining at a different restaurant to get more variety. Second, the service; it was very friendly and quite timely. Lastly, the atmosphere: In my opinion, this makes this restaurant worth visiting; it resembles a small Irish pub in every way, shape and form. My favorite part about Finnegan’s Wake — and the reason why I rated it so highly — is that the weekend starts early at this restaurant. Thursday night kicks off the start of a three night weekend of fun. Finnegan’s great selection of wines, beers and mixed drinks makes it such an ideal place to go with friends (who are of age of course). I happened to enjoy

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Despite average dishes, Finnegan’s Wake offers an authentic Irish pub feel and is a great new find for a night out in Winston-Salem. the night life scene of Finnegan’s and after one night can say that it presented me with a new appreciation for Winston-Salem. Instead of partaking in the usual festivities at Freddie B’s or

Pure Chrome, Finnegan’s offered a new atmosphere and definitely made for a fun night out. I can say that the restaurant appeals to an older crowd (and by older I mean graduate school

students) but if you bring a small group of friends with you, this bar is a must-try for any university student. Simply put, Finnegan’s Wake is a bar first and a restaurant second.

Event Review | Clash of the Triad Choirs

Gospel choir reaches community By Nicole Russo | Contributing writer

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The Mission of Good Hope service trip to South Africa hosts a silent auction featuring items from signed sports paraphernalia to gift certificates.

The university gospel choir is competing in local television station WXII’s Clash of the Triad Choirs, a contest between seven choirs from the North Carolina Triad area (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point). Choirs were asked to submit a three-minute video of an original song. This was televised locally and posted on the WXII Web site to be voted upon nationally. The concept for the contest was taken from NBC’s national “Clash of the Choirs” in which celebrities such as Patty LaBelle and Nick Lachey put together their own gospel choirs to compete for a breast cancer charity effort. America watched the nationally televised choirs and called in to vote for their favorites. Slightly different, the WXII contest is not limited to gospel choirs, and the only way to vote is online. The winner will be the choir with the most votes, and will receive a grand prize which has yet to be disclosed. For their submission, the gospel choir chose to perform a song entitled “Rescue” written by junior Choir Director Roman Irvin. “Roman is one of those kids who seems like he’s been singing all his

life,” President and Chaplin of the choir Adwoa Asare said. “I always hear him before I see him. He wrote a song from scratch for us and then taught it to everyone. That’s a really hard thing to do,” Asare said, acknowledging that Irvin has no formal training. Of the 30 or so permanent members of the choir, there are about 50 more who come and go, making the gospel choir one of the largest student-run organizations on campus. Some members are music majors and most use it as a great chance to form a kind of family. “I never really sang until I joined the choir, and it’s been a really amazing experience,” Asare said. To prepare for the competition, the choir spent two full rehearsals working on “Rescue,” a four minute song. “We tried to sing it like we were being recorded every time,” she said. The choir faced a challenge when they were forced to do the recording at the Main Stage Theater, since unlike Brendle, it is not meant to be a choral hall. “Everywhere else was booked, and we didn’t even have microphones. Instead we had the band play at the lowest level, sang our hearts out and made the best of it. We were just appreciative that we had a place to sing,” Asare said. The choir has one

major performance each semester. Their performance this semester is their Spring Annual which will be held on April 26 in Wait Chapel for the Service Trips fundraiser. The choir also performs in various other concerts both on and off campus. Recently the choir sang at Gospelfest with Martha Munizzi, an award-winning gospel singer. “Most people don’t know Wake has a gospel choir. So we’re really trying to get out there and reach a broader audience,” Asare said. In addition to their performances around Winston-Salem, the choir takes an annual spring break trip. The tour that takes them through Miami, Orlando, New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia. “Gospel can be for everyone. There are so many different styles; people most likely hear something and don’t even realize that it’s gospel,” Asare said. Among the varying styles she lists rap, R&B, acoustic, contemporary rock and combination styles. “Rescue” for example, is a gospeljazz fusion. The university choir appreciates everyone’s support. To vote and to view the videos of the gospel choir and their competition, log on to www.wxii12.com and go to the 12 News Big Stories box. Voting for the Clash of the Triad Choirs ends Feb. 23.

Book Review | Anansi Boys

Relationships and language drive ambitious but slow novel By Michael Berkowitz | Staff writer

Neil Gaiman writes truly epic novels. Anansi Boys continues that tradition, offering the long and winding tale of Fat Charlie Nancy. The story itself, much like that of Gaiman’s previous best-seller American Gods, takes quite a while to unfold. Still the reader can’t help but be drawn in as Fat Charlie discovers that he is not only the son of a god, but also has a brother who is also a god. Deeply immersed in West African mythology, Fat Charlie’s journey serves as an essay on language, literature and meaning. Gaiman likens the process of storytelling to that of spinning a web, recalling the myth of Anansi the spider. His writing transports the reader into an alternate universe, one where the actions of gods and men seem equally strange and equally sacred. All in all, it seems more appropriate to categorize the story as myth along the lines of The Odyssey rather than say Lord of the Rings.

It should appeal to any who do not mind a slower pace in their novels. Although a sprawling adventure, it doesn’t have as much plot as the Harry Potter series, but rather it features Fat Charlie playing straight-man to a world of incredibly dynamic characters. The relationship between characters drives the plot (albeit sometimes with the pace of my grandmother on the highway) and, as was the case with Gaiman’s other works, builds to a wonderfully satisfying conclusion. Although it seems impossible for the several story threads to work their respective ways towards a unifying conclusion, Gaiman does it with just a wink and a nod. Some friends who have read his work could not get past the initial hundred pages or so, and justifiably so. However, while the story begins methodically, by the end, the plot has built up tremendous momentum though this comes from both a minor increase in speed and a large increase in the mass of the plot. To truly enjoy the book, though, the reader must be looking to enjoy the words on the page. The language bears the unmistakable twinge of verse, or song throughout and is often playful.

Feeling the flow of the words is the true key to participating as a reader in this novel, and if you lack a desire to see the words, the book will offer you fewer enjoyments. The words surround and encompass the audience but don’t necessarily have meaning individually. It is only the general effect of the words, an effect which often has a more emotional rather than analytical appeal. Still, the book leaves the unmistakable mark on the reader of having had an experience. Regardless of whether one enjoys Gaiman’s work, his ambition should be marveled. In this story, he writes about the god of storytelling. While certainly a conscious effort on his part to tie the novel to the general scheme of words, it places the book itself in a precarious position. While captivating, the storytelling seems less than perhaps godly. Gaiman’s self-conscious imposition of storytelling theory tends to detract from a reader’s involvement. His discussion on the power of stories and songs sounds pedantic, almost like when your favorite English professor is forced to give a discussion of grammar laws. It detracts from the story, but

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British author Neil Gaiman uses African mythology to spin a tale of life, language and meaning in Anansi Boys. perhaps Gaiman feels a need to justify himself. In American Gods, Gaiman’s writing seems to dawdle, lingering over details and descriptions to build another world. Perhaps with Anansi Boys, he felt like he should explain to readers why

exactly he chooses to spend time painting such a vivid picture of a sometimes surreal world. Instead, Gaiman could have allowed his fantastic writing to speak for itself in his latest pursuit.


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Event Review | Demon Drag

Annual GSSA event raises funds and awareness for AIDS By Mariclaire Hicks | Managing editor

The fourth floor of Benson was transformed into a glittery club-like atmosphere for the fifth annual Demon Drag Show benefiting AIDS Care Services of Winston-Salem on Feb 15. The event was hosted by the university’s Gay Straight Student Alliance. The event raised more than it had in past years with approximately $1,800 made in ticket sales, according to GSSA Executive Chair Kelly Chauvin, senior. The seven professional drag queens who performed did so without compensation so that all of the evening’s proceeds could go to ACS. The performers put on quite the show as they struted up and down the runway in fabulous outfits, some of them even thematically fitting the songs to which they were lip synching and dancing. One of my personal favorites was a super-short black and hotpink patent leather number worn by a redhead named Kelly Powers

as she twirled around a matching umbrella to the sounds of Rhianna’s popular song, “Umbrella.” The outfit was accompanied by artfully torn fishnet stockings and stilettos. My friends and I couldn’t help but note our jealousy of her killer legs. The performances were fun and upbeat and the audience members seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves, singing along to the more well-known songs and offering monetary tips to the queens … some in more creative ways than others. The evening’s only somber performance turned out to be what was, in my opinion, one of the highlights of the event. One of the queens who had performed earlier in the evening, Uniquea, came out in a golden robe-like dress to the strains of Christina Aguilera’s “My Reflection.” Everyone seemed to appreciate the throwback to Mulan, but the performance took an unexpected turn when she began removing her false eyelashes and huge wig. She produced a bottle of makeup

remover and this fabulous diva quickly transformed into a good-looking male as the mask of makeup was removed. By the time the song ended, he had rid himself of the gown to reveal jeans and a tank top that wouldn’t have been out of place at a bachelorette party. About this time, Justin Timberlake started bringing “sexy back” and he completed his performance with some pretty spectacular gyrating. All silly suggestive dancing aside, the performance came across as quite the commentary on society’s perception of gender. The rules that have been ingrained into us since we could tell the difference between the nondescript figures on public restrooms were challenged when an attractive female became an attractive male before our eyes. The performance seemed to strike a chord with the rest of the audience as well. “My favorite number was when Uniquea came out and took off her makeup, showing the queens

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aren’t just impersonal performers, but out of their costume are the same as you and me,” senior Will Rothwell said. Amidst all the glitter and fabulousness, the real reason for the evening was consciously kept at the forefront of the event. In addition to the table at the back of the room that offered information about volunteering with ACS, the emcee frequently discussed the help that the organization provides for countless individuals living with HIV and AIDS who have no where else to turn. The condoms thrown at our heads from the stage were a nice touch, too. “We are excited that we could have a successful charity event that can help so many people in the community,” Chauvin said. According to the ACS’s literature, its mission “is to empower and serve our brothers and sisters living with HIV/AIDS and to educate our community in the struggle against the disease.” Learn more about ACS at www. aidscareservice.org.

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Professional drag queens donated their talents so that all of the evening’s proceeds could go to ACS.

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