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West Africa affected by severe flooding Six hundred thousand people have been affected by torrential rains and flooding in West Africa. Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana and Niger have been hit the worst out of 16 affected nations. One hundred fifty-nine people have died and there is a concern about waterborne diseases like cholera. The UN has begun to distribute food to tens of thousands of homeless victims.

Norwegian men sentenced to death in Congo Two Norwegian men were given the death penalty on Sept. 8 for espionage, murder and attempted murder. They must also pay $60 million in damages and have five days to appeal. The men were found guilty of killing a driver in May and spying for Norway.

Legitimacy of Afghanistan election results in doubt Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai has received 54.1% of the vote in the Afghanistan presidential election, but many believe the results were because of fraud and ballot stuffing. These results allow a victory to Karzai and avoid a runoff with his rival Abdullah Abdullah. The IEC will conduct a recount of polling stations around the country.

For students who have frequented the “avenues” and college towns boasted by other universities and consequently pined for more of a selection of locations for their peers to grab a bite to eat, drink a beer or watch an away football game, your prayers have been answered. With the opening of two restaurants (Goobers52 and Binky's Burgers and Fries), a reservable party venue called The Last Resort, and a park-like setting with picnic areas and volleyball and basketball courts known as Baity’s Backyard, the university is currently implementing an initiative aimed toward developing several new dining and entertainment venues in the high profile area of Deacon Boulevard. According to executive director of real estate Ken Basch, the university, through limited liability corporations of which the university

is the sole member, acquired the properties on Deacon Boulevard and Baity Street (which runs behind Deacon Boulevard) with the objective of “creating a vibrant mixed-use entertainment, retail and residential district for our students, faculty, staff, alums and our neighboring communities.” “With broad input from university and community constituents, we have been developing a master plan to incorporate the many assets that already exist in this area into an exciting and inviting district,” Basch said. Senior Rachel Cook, member of the student advisory committee for the project, predicts that the Deacon Boulevard venues, already home to the university’s athletic programs in addition to serving an important destination for visitors to both the university and the general Winston-

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Several restaurants on Deacon Boulevard are on the brink of opening. Binky’s has already hosted several events.

Breaking into the Bubble

Famous photographer could lose portfolio over debt Photographer Annie Leibovitz is in danger of losing her entire portfolio of work because of debt. Leibovitz put up her art and real estate as collateral, and now she needs to pay back a $24 million loan. By Samantha Hoback | Staff writer

Couple marries at young son’s funeral Amilcar Hill and Rahwa Ghirmatizion wed at the end of their son’s funeral. Asa, 7, died in a car crash when his grandfather’s car was involved in a six car accident in New York. Asa had always wanted his parents to get married and the wedding was a surprise to guests of the funeral.

Recently there have been multiple cases of breaking and entering at Reynolda Hall and other locations on campus. Items, including laptops, cell phones, iPods and wallets, have been reported stolen. Glass door panes, locks and door moldings have also been damaged. Seven incidents have been reported since Aug. 22. Most of the occurrences were reported in Reynolda Hall, although cases in Salem Hall and Reynolds Gym were also reported. In one incident, $4,565 in personal property was reported stolen from Reynolda Hall between Aug. 23 and 24.

“It is unusual to have this many break-ins over this period of time,” Chief Regina Lawson said. According to the Annual Crime Report, there were 86 cases of burglary reported on campus and 41 cases of burglary in residence halls in 2007. Chief Lawson noted that burglary and larceny cases such as these were usually isolated incidents. The cases in Reynolda Hall are unusual in that they are more deliberate and planned. These are not crimes of opportunity. Although the cases seem to be affecting only academic and administrative buildings so far, there is no identifiable pattern at this time. “The time varies from early evening and throughout the night,”

Convocation to celebrate university’s 175th anniversary Provost’s Office hopes tradition will bring community together By Elliot Engstrom | Managing editor The university will be hosting Opening Convocation Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event will officially welcome the new school year, and this year will be specifically focused on highlighting the university’s relationship with the wider Winston-Salem and global communities. A picnic on Hearn Plaza for students, faculty, staff and their families will follow the event. This year’s convocation will honor the university’s 175th anniversary and celebrate public engagement, the key note speaker being Professor of Law Suzanne Reynolds. “It’s going to bring the whole univer-

sity together,” Wake Forest Fellow Matt Triplett said. Triplett works in the Provost’s Office and has been very involved in preparing this year’s event. “We’re recognizing students for their contributions through service learning courses and their activities in the broader community,” he said. “There are all sorts of ways that students help Winston-Salem and the global community.” Students will be specifically recognized for their Reynolds service. About 3,000 students who are publically engaged will get a free T-shirt to wear to the event, which they will be able to pick up in the Benson University Center. Students will be informed via e-mail if this applies to them.

“We’re really encouraging students to actually wear the T-shirts to the event,” Triplett said. Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives Michelle Gillespie aims to have the program also honor faculty who are engaged in helping the community. “(The faculty) recognize a need in the community, and they bring their knowledge of that problem to the community to help solve that problem,” she said. “They need information from the community to know which problems to address. It’s really this two-way street in which the scholar and the community inform each other and help each other solve problems. It could be really in just about any discipline you can imagine.” One specific example that came to Gillespie’s mind was the health and exercise science department. “HES faculty take knowledge of how the human body functions and apply this to actual needs in the community,” she said.

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Suzanne Reynolds, this year’s keynote that you wouldn’t necessarily think that speaker, is a professor in the university’s we had partnered with,” Triplett said. law school and was a recent candidate for Triplett also commented on the fact that the picnic aspect is now in its second year, the North Carolina Supreme Court. She has extensive experience in the field and had a successful debut last year that of law at the local, regional and national the university hopes to repeat. “Following the levels. event there will Aside from univerbe a hot dog and sity students, faculty “It’s going to bring the whole hamburger picnic, and staff, organizations which have university together.... We want to and we’ll be playshow how we establish ing music,” Triplett partnered with the said. university to provide relationships across the entire “That’s trying service to the comcommunity,” to bring the social munity will also be Matt Triplett aspect into it. It will present at Opening Office of the Provost be on Hearn Plaza. Convocation. People just show up “We want to show and eat, and ARAhow we establish MARK is sponsorrelationships across ing that. They’ll actually be grilling the the entire community,” Triplett said. Among the 150 organizations rep- stuff on the Quad.” Students are encouraged to attend resented will be Habit for Humanity, the Red Cross, the YMCA, Children’s both the actual event and the picnic Museums of Winston-Salem, and cancer afterwards, where they will have an opportunity to meet others with varisupport networks, among others. “It’s really an amazing list of people ous connections to the university.

Sports | B1 W. soccer still rolling The Lady Deacons started the season unranked and now after a 6-0 start they have moved up to eighth in the country.

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Delta Zeta and Sigma Nu will host a Dodgeball Tournament from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Water Tower Field. All proceeds benefit Seeing and Hearing Impaired and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Teams consist of 6 to 8 people. Contact Allison Fairall at to register. The deadline to register is midnight on Sept. 30. Registration cost is $35 per team before Sept. 28 and $40 per team after Sept. 28. For more information, contact Ashton Asbury at

McLaughlin and Barnes to perform on Quad in concert Student Union will present recording artists Jon McLaughlin and Dave Barnes in concert at 8 p.m. on Sept. 11 on the Mag Quad. This event is free for students. For students 21 and over, there will be a “beer garden.” The cost is $5 with a valid ID. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Wait Chapel. For more information, call ex. 5697 or visit the Student Union Web site at

Community walk will raise money for suicide prevention Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Tanglewood Park. The 3 to 5 mile scenic walk will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, funding research, education and survivor and awareness programs. The walk will take place in over 200 communities nationwide this fall. For more information, visit wakestudent. com.

New art exhibit features Maya pottery “Art of Sky, Art of Earth: Maya Cosmic Imagery” is the newest collection on display at the Museum of Anthropology. The collection features ancient pottery from the Classic period, providing a glimpse into Maya civilization and culture. The focus of the exhibit will be on St. Bonaventure University’s collection of ancient pottery from the Maya civilization from the classic period. The museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free. For more information, call ext. 5282 or visit

U.S. News ranks university 11th in undergraduate teaching U.S. News and World Report has ranked the university 11th in undergraduate teaching in its 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” The university is ranked 28th overall of 262 national universities, tied with Tufts University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It had scored impressively in many other categories including alumni giving rates, faculty resources and graduation rates. It scored 32nd on a list of “Great Schools, Great Prices.” The university has consistently been ranked in the top 30 since 1997.

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Gallery introduces students to world of commercial art By Caitlin Brooks | News editor

The stark white walls and unpainted cement floors of the newly renovated START (Student Art) Gallery provide a pristine backdrop for student artwork. Formerly a boutique located next to Simply Yummy in Reynolda Village, the space was repurposed in January and used by university art classes for lectures and critiques last spring. Three arched doorways along one wall no longer conceal curtained changing rooms, but instead frame a series of small geometric paintings; the sloping curves of the entryways contrasting the rigid lines of the artwork. The current exhibit, titled “Intersections,” is a single-artist show of Katherine Robinson’s (’09) collection of grid-work paintings. The works attempt to explore the conflict, compromise and comfort implicit within the juncture of two lines of identity; the technological line and the biological line, according to Robinson. The collection, which signals the start of the fall season at the START Gallery opened Sept. 9 and will be on display and for sale until Oct. 24. There are several aspects of the START Gallery that set it apart from the plethora of other galleries in Winston-Salem. The difference is in the name. START is an amalgamation of two key words; “student” and “art.” The name also provides a subtle indicator of the purpose of the gallery; to give student artists a platform from which to start their art careers. It is a singular opportunity, not shared by many universities, particularly those as small

as Wake. The solo exhibit of Robinson’s work is just the beginning of the season. Several exhibits will follow that consist of collections of work from several university students. “Really our hope is that most art students can have their work shown here,” Gallery Manager Caitlin Berry (’09) said. START is a collaborative effort between art faculty and students and was largely conceptualized by Page Laughlin, chair of the art department and Paul Bright, assistant gallery director of the Hanes Gallery. The fulltime employees of the gallery, including Berry, serve as support staff for the programs and events put on by the art department. The space will continue to function as a multi-dimensional platform for student-faculty interaction, but will serve throughout the year as a showcase for student artwork. The gallery is open TuesdaySaturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. to the general public. There is no admission fee. The student artwork, collected primarily from undergraduate classes, will be available for sale to the public. “It is hard to put out a call for artwork without interfering with the university’s coursework,” Berry said. As a result, many collection themes will be determined from the art available, rather than in advance. The main benefit to students, according to Berry, is that the gallery “really provides an educational tool for art students in terms of how they can display their work in a professional space.” “There has been a huge push in Winston-Salem in recent years to revitalize the arts and culture,” Berry said. “The START gallery presents student art to community collectors who may want to purchase art in the early stages of a career.”

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The START Gallery provides students an opportunity to display and sell their artwork to the Winston-Salem public.

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Caitlin Berry (‘09) serves as the gallery’s manager, a job that requires her to coordinate many of the gallery’s daily activities.

Science departments give weekly seminars By Adam Edwards | Staff writer

In the midst of a schedule rife with classes and extracurricular activities, students are offered many additional seminars and lectures in an effort to supplement their education. Academic departments usually fill these lectures with notable researchers from their respective fields, either drawing from universities in the area (such as Duke University or UNCChapel Hill) or further abroad, or

sometimes even from Wake Forest itself. Three departments in particular – physics, chemistry and biology – offer these seminars on a weekly basis. Attendance is often required of students majoring in these disciplines, but the seminars are open to anyone who is interested. These seminars give students an opportunity to see where significant research is being conducted in their respective fields, and to give undergraduate and graduate students

alike a taste of what research in the speaker’s particular field is like. Though many of the seminars offered by these departments are not on introductory topics, the speakers often make certain not to alienate their listeners with an overly abstruse lecture. The lectures are geared toward the undergraduate student, making them accessible to all university students, whether or not they are majoring in that department.

In an infrequent occurrence, the usually separate seminars coalesced on Sept. 9, for Stephen Creager, department chair of chemistry at Clemson University, who presented his research on “New Electrolytes for Batteries and Fuel Cells” to faculty and students from the physics, chemistry and biology departments. The topic of Creager’s lecture was on the electrochemical structure of

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Property damage •An unknown subject(s) attempted to pry open a door vent from the bottom of an office door in Salem Hall between 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 30. •Unknown subject(s) attempted to enter a room in the Worrell Professional Center by removing the window trim valued at $20 from the door Sept. 2. •Unknown subjects damaged the front door of the Coliseum Shell, valued at $200, Sept. 5.

Thefts •An external hard drive valued at $100 was reported stolen from an office in Salem Hall between Aug. 24 and Aug. 31. •An Ipod player and Ipod together valued at $250 were reported stolen from an unsecured

vehicle in Lot P between Aug. 29 and Aug. 31. •An unsecured tent valued at $250 was reported stolen from a lounge in Kitchin Hall between July 15 and Sept. 1. •During a security check Sept. 5, an officer entered a room in the Worrell Professional Center and observed an individual attempting to dismount an overhead projector. There was a foot pursuit to capture the offender, but officers were unable to locate the subject. WSPD Crime Scene and K-9 units were dispatched to help with the investigation.

Miscellaneous •University Police responded to a call Sept. 4 at approximately 8:30 p.m. in reference to an individual who was trespassing Wake Forest property. The individual was contacted and issued a state citation for second degree trespassing. •Unknown subject(s) placed a Gatorade bottle

filled with unknown chemicals in front of a suite in Kitchin Hall Sept. 5. Upon opening the door to the suite the bottle exploded. The chemicals splashed onto one victim, who was treated and released from Student Health. WSFD and Hazmat Team arrived to investigate the scene.

Drugs and Alcohol •According to the Winston-Salem Journal, over 162 citations for underage drinking were given out at parties near campus between Sept. 4 and Sept. 6. At a house on Polo Road Sept. 4, 97 people were cited for underage drinking, and University Police reported that at least one citation was given out for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. At a house on Harmon Avenue Sept. 6, 65 people received citations for underage drinking.

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B&E: Prevention is safety key Physics: Battery structure and efficiency discussed Continued from Page A1

Lawson said. “They occur on weekdays and weekends.” The only consistency in these cases is the type of items targeted, namely electronic devices and computers. “Students in college have what people want,” Lawson said. Although property crimes are less serious than crimes against person, such as the incident that occurred last fall near Polo Road, the Campus Police Department takes all cases very seriously. Property crimes have a huge impact on those affected. “It takes more time to recreate data and information lost,” Lawson said. “We have to account for the work time lost and the expense of repairing damaged property.” In response to the breaking and entering incidents, Campus Police has increased its patrols and security checks, and it has expanded shift hours for more coverage in the evening hours. Lawson and the rest of the department are working with the Criminal Investigations Property Crimes Division of the Winston-Salem

Police Department to thoroughly the Campus Police Department or investigate all of the incidents. using the Silent Witness service on “We need everyone’s assistance in the Campus Police Web site. this investigation,” Lawson said. Report as many details as you “Civilians are in the best posi- can, including a description of the tion to see something because the person or persons, your location bad guys aren’t trying to hide from and, if they are driving a vehicle, a you.” vehicle descripCampus tion and tag Police is urging number. everyone to take “Everyone has had time to adjust If students, precautions. faculty or staff to the routine on campus, and Keeping your are affected room locked, they have an idea of who comes by these incieven if you are and goes. If it looks ‘hinky,’ dents, Lawson only away for urges them to report it.” a few minutes, take advantage Regina Lawson and securing of the Victim’s Chief of Police your valuables Assistance proat all times will gram. help protect “It is very disyou and your turbing to have belongings. things taken,” Lawson said. “Prevention is the key to reducing “It can create a sense of distrust crime in any community including and fear. The Wake Forest UniverWake Forest,” Lawson said. sity Police Department is commit“Everyone has had time to adjust ted to providing a safe and secure to the routine on campus, and they educational and working environhave an idea of who comes and goes ment for students, faculty, staff and during the day. If it looks ‘hinky,’ visitors.” report it.” For more information about the If students, faculty or staff witness services offered on campus, visit the any suspicious activity on campus, Campus Police Web site at www. report it immediately by calling

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Salem area, will soon become the new “hang out” place for university students. “No longer will students have to drive all the way downtown and park in a dark, deserted lot to enjoy a decent, well priced off-campus meal and a beer,” Cook said. “These new places provide a fun collegeatmosphere without the hassle. My hope is that in a few years, the “Block” will rival UNC's Franklin Street. “Binky’s, Goobers and The Last Resort will also be awesome places to watch away games; they have plenty of flatscreen TVs, indoor/outdoor seating and great bar food.” Cook, who recommends trying Goobers’ salmon burger and yukon chips, referenced many other attributes of the new space, ranging from room for tailgating on Baity Street to providing a better, safer option for organizations on campus to hold evening functions. Senior Peyton Bryant, president of Kappa Alpha fraternity, has already organized three events at Binky’s, and strongly recommends the venue to any organization holding a casual event. “Our first party was a huge hit,” Bryant said. “Everyone loved the atmosphere and the upperclassmen who enjoyed that space in years past were very

excited to see it open again. I have been in there during the day and have seen all the local businesspeople having lunch and it certainly makes me feel confident that it will succeed. “We are looking forward to having all three places open so many students can be accommodated at one time. The outdoor atmosphere of The Last Resort will bring a fun and laid back feeling to parties held there.” Student Government president Meghan Haenn also expressed enthusiasm for the development of Deacon Boulevard, and its potential to merge the two realms of the university campus and the city of WinstonSalem. “The goal of the project is to create an aspect of Winston-Salem that feels like a college town,” Haenn said. “I think that Winston and Wake are in the same place but don’t always integrate perfectly. This is an exciting opportunity to really have a place where those two communities can meet up and integrate.” Goobers52 and Binky’s (formally Pig Pickins and Freddie B’s, respectively) are currently up and running while The Last Resort is anticipated to commence business by the end of the month. For information regarding booking any of the venues for a campus organization event, contact Frances Draughn at (336) 244-5848 or via email at

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The topic of Creager’s lecture was on the electrochemical structure of fuel cells and how the chemical structure of the components of the fuel cell directly impacts performance. Particularly, Creager focused on the electrolyte that is used to allow the movement of ions and as a barrier between both the electrodes in the cell and the fuel and oxidant of the cell. Creager began with a rudimentary explanation for how a fuel cell functions, demonstrating the properties necessary in the electrolyte for a more efficient cell. The kinds of applications for the fuel cells Creager’s lab is working on include auxiliary and back-up power sources, as well as fuel cells for electric vehicles. As Creager explained, his research focuses on the electrochemical properties of the electrolytes in the fuel cell. By optimizing certain properties within the cell, the efficiency and usefulness of the cell will be improved, making its application in electric vehicles much more viable.

Creager said after showing the results of some of the electrolytes his lab is working to make, this technology is “at the point where we could use something like this to drive a car.” Creager also briefly demonstrated how microbial fuel cells, cells which utilize microorganisms to convert organic fuels into electrical energy, function. These microbial fuel cells, though less efficient, can use far more diverse forms of fuel to generate electrical energy, even such things as “dirt, or leftover Coke,” Creager explained. The seminar programs of the physics, chemistry and biology departments touch on a wide range of subjects and offer interesting lectures to anyone who is even slightly scientifically inclined. Usually held in the afternoon and prefaced with refreshments (which can vary from fruit and vegetable platters to birthday cake), these seminars are an excellent way to round out an afternoon. Information concerning the physics, chemistry and biology seminars can be found on each department’s respective Web site.


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The Dirrrty Dancers presented an open invite Hip Hop dance lesson, directed by guest instructor Kentrell Newton on Sept. 8.


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or years the university has supplied all incoming students with personal computers, packed with all sorts of applications and programs, and a guarantee of computer assistance from both technical assistants living in the dormitories and educated professionals working at the school’s own information center. This has become a staple sell for the university — it spans the pages of every advertisement and is mentioned on every campus tour. The administrators take great pride in being able to mention this fact, and undoubtedly it is a deciding factor for many high school seniors who are trying to find the perfect school for them. Despite trying to generate excitement every year about “new” computers and an upgrade in technical assistance, it seems that the campus eventually uproars over another forgotten, misunderstood or just completely unaddressed issue. Students have had to make the trek to the information systems building on the far edge of campus in years past to solve computer woes. Administrators say that the relocation of the IS Help Desk to a more central location in the ZSR library (which should take place before the end of the year) will solve this problem. But they have completely missed the impetus of our complaints. The long walk to IS would have been a non-issue if the school would distribute a quality product and assure that the resident technical assistants were educated on the proper ways of addressing common issues. Students weren’t complaining over a long walk to get help, we were complaining that we had to walk to get help in the first place! Just give us computers that don’t have short battery lives, bad hard drives, problems connecting with the Internet or random lines in the screens. Eliminate the need to walk anywhere; this seems to be the most effective way of solving student discontent, as opposed

to slapping a band-aid on the problem and shortening the travel time to the Help Desk. As much pride as the school takes in their generosity, it just doesn’t seem like they take much pride in the product they are distributing. Sure, students are at fault, too — how often do we remember to take precaution and back-up our data onto hard drives or use our cords to get new updates via a land line connection — but at some point the university must realize that they are going to have to invest the time and energy to find and obtain a product that will gain student satisfaction. If you are willing to spend a truckload of money on construction of new areas for professionals to sit and wait for students to come to them crying when they have lost their entire research paper or all of their photos from their semester abroad, why not send these trucks full of money to Apple or Dell and distribute a product that doesn’t require students to search for assistance every time they need to write a paper? If it’s really that expensive to buy computers that are highquality, don’t. Give everyone 75 percent of their money back that was going toward computers, let them bring their own Apples or Dells, and then use the last 25 percent to educate staff and students on how to assist students with all the various types of computers. To be fair, the relocation of the Help Desk will undoubtedly increase the accessibility students have to get their problems seen and fixed quickly. But we are still a long way from being at a point where we no longer need to critically examine the workings of our technology assistance or attempt to ask the question of how we can make the system easier and better. If the university likes the idea of having every student possessing the same computer and enjoying their product, then they need to continue to improve their computers, their support and their facilities.

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Students should use caution with the H1N1 strain Hamlin Wade


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e all knew that this moment was coming. Since the beginning of the “fear” this spring, doctors and pundits alike spoke of a time when the flu would return and the world would cease to exist as we know it. Newscasters claimed that thousands upon thousands of people would die. They claimed that half the population of America would be struck down by the wrath of the swine, that colleges would be shut down and that mass hysteria would ripple across the heartlands of the United States. The picture wasn’t much more optimistic elsewhere in the world. The Chinese locked 78 vacationers in a hotel when a “suspected” case of swine flu struck the property. Flights were cancelled to Mexico, the ground zero of the pandemic, and all across the world airports were tightening security as families in green masks boarded planes. For the first time in their respective careers as news stations, CNN and Fox News agreed on one thing: the swine flu was coming and there was nothing we could do to stop it. The news has created a situation similar to when a hurricane is about to hit the North Carolina coast. Everyone mobs the grocery store, buying bread and milk and preparing to be locked away without electricity for days. Why people buy milk to prepare for a lack of electricity is beyond me, but anyway, that’s a whole other story. Instead of buying milk and bread, terrified Americans are running to the store to buy juice and vitamins. Instead of stocking up on flashlights and batteries, petrified children, teens and adults are sprinting toward the nearest health facility at the first sign of a sneeze or a labored breath. And as well they should be. The flu is deadly. The flu will strike us all down and our bubble, our beloved and cherished Wake Forest bubble will implode under the pressure. The piggy flu is among us, and we are all lying in wait for the fateful day when we wake up and oink with a sore throat and a pig sty fever. Okay, so maybe newscasters like to exaggerate. Maybe they “spin the truth” to get viewers and to stir up a frenzy. In truth, H1N1 is very similar to most other flu strains. H1N1, or “swine flu” as the newscasters refer to it, is very treatable and normally runs its course like any other flu.

Sure, you can have severe cases in which you need to go to the hospital. Sure, you need to drink lots of fluids and take precaution. But in reality, we need to embrace how fortunate we are and how excited we should be to be living in this moment. Think about the great plagues in history. We are like the people in the time of Moses who got to experience frogs falling from the sky. Try to think of something more exciting than getting plunked in the head with a Budweiser Frog; I don’t think you’ll be very successful. Think how cool it would be and how much of a badass you would become if you had survived the Bubonic Plague. That could be us! We could be those survivors! All we need to do is listen to our university and take advantage of perhaps the greatest opportunity of our lives! The university is currently overriding all of the attendance policies promoted by professors in order to control the pandemic. If you are the least bit sick, stay home! Yes, the school is telling you to not come in if you are feeling under the weather. Obviously, we don’t approve of faking illness, the Honor and Ethics Council would not be pleased. But still, if you even think you are the least bit sick, stay home and recuperate! Watch that episode of Entourage that you missed, catch up on your O.C. reruns or just simply sleep. Do anything and everything necessary to stay healthy. We want to be those survivors! The university wants us to get well, they want us able bodied so that they can meticulously break us down when exams come around. What’s the fun in humiliating a sick kid? The school wants and needs you to be healthy! Take advantage of this opportunity. Grab some hand sanitizer in the Pit during your next visit. Wash your hands after leaving the bathroom. Lysol your room a couple of times a week. And maybe, just for the time being, limit your number of random DKE’s “encounters” during late night. Wake Forest, we can survive this terrible flu of the swine. We can overcome the disease. Just stay home and rest, drink your fluids and avoid visiting the Dixie Classic Fair petting zoo. If we follow these guidelines, we will succeed and we will overcome this trying moment in our lives. I look forward to the day when my grandchildren gather around my Wake Forest clad nursing home and ask me of my college life. I look forward to the day where I can look them in the eyes and proudly say, “I survived the Swine Flu outbreak of 2009.” Don’t you wish to join me? Hamlin is a sophomore from Charlotte, N.C.

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“” “We feel great that this eight-year legal battle is finally over, and we can now go ahead with whatever we plan to do, such as open new branches.” - P. Suppiah, McCurry owner, commented on the end of a trademark battle between McDonald’s and his Malaysian Chicken Curry restaurant which uses the famous “Mc” prefix.

“” “Four people have been caught tying to steal a giant chili pepper off the roof.” - Sgt. Camillo Grande, spokesman for the Bennington, Vt. police station, reported on how four college-aged males attempted to remove a Chilli’s restaurant logo with a hack saw running off of power fed from 470 feet of extension cord spanning a Home Depot parking lot and a four-lane highway.

“” “Since the woman consented to changing diapers and was fully paid for her services, we are unable to charge this man with a crime.” - Brevard County, Florida Sheriff’s official, commented on how the perverted scam pulled by a 40-year-old man was not illegal when he called on account of his “brother,” who had “poor bladder control and the mental age of five,“ and asked a care-giver to change the diapers for $600 per day. The man in fact had no brother but had placed the phone call himself.

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Rethinking the State | A Critical View of Government

Currency debasement is historically destructive American government makes same mistakes as the Romans

Elliot Engstrom Managing Editor


rom about 190 AD to around 290 AD, the Roman Empire underwent what historians refer to as the “Crisis of the 3rd Century,” during which Rome had around 20-25 legitimate emperors at one time or another. Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus, who reigned during the beginning of this crisis, had some striking advice for his sons on how to handle the future of the empire during these times: “Live in harmony; enrich the troops; ignore everyone else.” When Caracalla, one of Septimius’ sons, became emperor, he did exactly that (except for the “live in harmony” part, considering that he almost immediately murdered his brother.) He went about levying all kinds of new taxes in order to increase the size of the Roman military and state. For example, he raised the pay of soldiers by 50 percent, funded by a doubling of the inheritance tax paid by Roman citizens. When even this tax proved to be insufficient, Caracalla extended citizenship to nearly every member of the empire, simply to have a larger tax base.

However, high taxes proved to not be enough American governments should give us insight for Caracalla’s plans, and if he increased taxes into this question. any more he risked rebellion by his subjects and At the end of the day currency debasement a possible collapse of trade. is simply another tax, albeit a tax which most Thus, he resorted to a secretive and insidious people do not understand, and do not even method to generate more revenue for the know is being levied upon them. government – he debased the currency. While the Roman empire debased the currency The silver denarius introduced earlier by by simply lowering the percentage of gold or Emperor Augustus was about 95 percent silver. silver in the currency, the American empire It had gradually fallen in value, and Caracalla does so either by printing new money without brought it all the way down to only 50 percent any accompanying increase in production or by silver. engaging in fractional reserve banking, via which However, after Caracalla things got worse, as banks lend out money that they do not have, the job of managing a worldwide empire became being “insured” by the federal government. more and more expensive. Interestingly enough, the To help fund this, two governments seemed to emperors continued to use these practices for similar ...the American empire does so debase the currency, and reasons. either by printing new money withby 268 AD the denarius Caracalla needed to was only 0.5 percent silver. out any accompanying increase in increase war spending, and The result, especially thus debased the currency to production or by engaging in fracfrom an Austrian view do so. tional reserve banking, via which of economics, was The United States has banks lend out money that they do predictable. done exactly the same thing Prices throughout the throughout its history and not have, being “insured” by the empire rose by up to 1,000 federal government. especially the last 100 years, percent. and today is attempting to The “barbarians” fund an empire that consists hired by the emperor of soldiers in over 140 as mercenaries would not even accept Roman countries worldwide and dozens of nations that coinage as payment, and insisted on being paid are essentially economic dependents. in gold. Governments prefer this method of raising Such manipulations of Roman coinage revenue to direct taxation. continued through to the empire’s end and If the American tax collectors actually walked directly contributed to its demise. up to the average worker and said that they Last week I explained how central banking, the would be taking a huge portion of this worker’s modern version of currency manipulation and wages and giving it to bankers on Wall Street, debasement, is detrimental to an economy. such a worker would be furious. But I also posed a question – if such However, government-controlled central banks institutions are so destructive, why do almost all do exactly this via economic stimulus packages governments have central banks? The similarities that create new money and then give it to these between the ancient Roman and modern banks, directly debasing the currency and thus

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Liberty for whom? Matt Moran


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t’s impossible to walk through Tribble these days without being confronted with posters put up by a group called Young Americans for Liberty. In case you weren’t aware, these Young Americans are proselytizing for an ideology called Libertarianism. After two semesters of looking at these posters and getting vaguely annoyed every time I saw one, I have decided to write an article challenging this ideology in the hopes that the lovely cinderblock walls of our maze-like academic building will once again be a glorious bare. Libertarians advocate a dramatic scaling back of government, not quite to the level of the Anarchist, but not totally far from it either. Among numerous other things, they want an end to the income tax and the vast majority of programs it pays for. Specifically, Libertarians generally feel that the only just role of a government is defending life and property and enforcing contracts. In the interest of full disclosure, I consider myself very left wing (I came to Wake Forest because I wanted to fit in.) However, anyone with a functioning mind and appreciation for things like public education is capable of critiquing Libertarianism. The reality is that Libertarians only advocate Liberty for a very few individuals. Through their opposition to welfare style programs they seek to dismantle a main mechanism of life support for the poor. Any Libertarian who tells you that he wants to liberate the tax-payer by eliminating his taxes needs to then explain what is going to happen to the person who relies on tax money for food and housing. I don’t have a crush on big government, but assisting people in need is something I enjoy. I ask the Libertarians who may be reading this: what is a greater threat to liberty, a businessman having to pay taxes or a fellow citizen starving in the streets? Meaningful freedom is not just protection from physical harm, it is also genuine social mobility and the lack of concern for banal things like starvation. The Web site for Young Americans for Liberty offered no clear answer as to how Libertarians would address the issues of poverty in the United States and unfalsefiable

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speculation about huge increases in charity doesn’t seem worth much to me, but maybe you’re persuaded by that sort of thing. The Libertarian would say that he or she defends liberty and freedom to the end, however a more mature understanding of freedom makes it very clear that if an individual is trapped in poverty with no hope of alleviating its awful symptoms then that individual is not free. It just may be that in order to maximize the liberty of our society we need to tax people who have made enough money to escape poverty in order to help out those who are stuck in it. This begs the question: who exactly do Libertarians want to liberate? They of course will answer that they want to liberate the whole country and build a society based on life, liberty and property. Their envisioned society, however, cannot provide those things. Workers’ rights, which freed working class people from oppressive conditions and hideously long hours at miserable pay, were won from union and government action. Highhanded rhetoric by people in a seminar room dreaming up a new society did not achieve one single benefit for the working people in this country. We have the left and government to thank for these things. Anyone flirting with Libertarianism needs to ask himself in all seriousness: do I really want a social safety net that would help me if I needed it to disappear? The government often runs things poorly, this I admit; however, if you are going hungry in America, you will be fed. Do you really want to give this up? If you cannot afford private education you will be put in a school, maybe not the best school, but you will learn to read and write. Is sacrificing this so that Ron Paul can invent a new country really worth it? I think more work needs to be done to show just how vacuous Libertarianism is. My next article will go a bit more in depth on some of the more bizarre posters gracing Tribble’s walls. Remember comrades, don’t be seduced by enthusiastic messages of liberation from our evil government. If the sad day should come that you really do need government help to survive, a welfare office will be there to help you, even if you yourself are a Libertarian. Matt Moran is a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Penn.

lowering the worker’s real wages, which are the actual value of what he takes home rather than the numerical value of how many dollars and cents he has. Considering the expenditures that have been taken on by the federal government, such a massively inflationary monetary policy is not surprising. It is such a policy that has caused a 96 percent drop in the value of the dollar since the founding of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. State monopolies on anything present problems. This is not because the people in government are naturally more evil than the rest of us. This is because all human beings act to substitute their current state for what they perceive to be a better state. The people in government are no different, and the means at their disposal via central banking gives them the power to act with little to no regard for other individuals, regardless of whether their intent is malicious. A state monopoly on credit expansion and currency manipulation gives our government a license to essentially unlimited taxation via currency debasement. Thus, it should be no surprise that governments, which are made of up human beings who perceive their judgments as better than those of others, will attempt to attain whatever power they can to implement their proposed policies. It is time to end government-run central banking, and in our country this means ending the Federal Reserve. For more information on what this means and how to do it, contact me at or visit Elliot Engstrom is a senior French major from Matthews, N.C.

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tackle all of the things he promised, his kneejerk reaction has been to appoint as many czars as there are issues, and then some. Nevertheless, just because I understand does not mean that I agree with our president. This flurry of appointments further centralizes power in the hands of the executive branch. If recent memory serves me correctly, President Bush was criticized by the left for concentrating the power of the executive, yet nary a liberal has stood up to criticize the actions of their party’s Seth Williford president. Staff Columnist The most prominent Democrat to comment ecovering from the activities of the on the president’s nominations is the geriatric previous evening, I spent much of senator from West Virginia, Robert Byrd. Sunday morning on my couch, discussing In a letter written by Byrd, one of the longest President Obama’s green jobs czar, Van Jones, serving senators in our nation’s history, he with one of my roommates and voicing my said that “the rapid and easy accumulation of disgust with the notion that such an unelected power by White House staff can threaten the official could have the ear of the president. constitutional system of checks and balances.” Little did I know that as I faded into sleep He went on to say that these advisors rarely during the Sunday morning spin shows, Jones face congressional committees and have the became former green jobs czar. As readers ask ability to hide behind executive privilege themselves who Van Jones is, I’ll admit that I in order to prevent having to answer to the wasn’t aware of Jones until about two weeks ago. American public. From the time of his appointment, Jones was a Still even more troubling to me is just ticking time bomb waiting to rent asunder much imagining the amount of power these advisors of President Obama’s domestic agenda. will have to set policy in this country. Fox News’ Glenn Beck spent much of last Ronald Reagan foresaw this in his speech to week excoriating Jones for his past comments the nation in favor of Barry Goldwater in 1964 and associations. where he warned against “…abandon(ing) the Even now, damning American revolution and evidence continues to emerge confess(ing) that a little about the man who signed intellectual elite in a far... without congressional approval off on a letter during the distant capitol can plan and an extensive vetting process, it 2004 Presidential Election our lives for us better asking for an investigation of is only inevitable that another high than we can plan them President Bush and suggesting profile administration czar will be ourselves.” that he had purposely allowed Herein lays my forced out when the media checks the 9/11 terrorist attacks concern. I can’t help the power of the president ... it is to occur. The resignation but look at the constant of Jones points again to a addition of advisors not enough to target one at a time; problem that has plagued the to the administration instead, conservatives should chalWhite House since the very without having a deep lenge the entire czar structure. beginning of Obama’s reign. abiding concern that Tom Daschle was meant they will increasingly to be Obama’s point man on be given authority — health care; however, as soon Constitutional or not — as revelations surfaced that Daschle had avoided to dictate what us citizens can do. paying his taxes in the past, the former Senate The further away these advisors go from the Majority Leader found himself without a job, American public, the more they will be able to and Obama without a convincing advocate for rule by dictate with the president’s unwavering health care reform. support. Some administration officials have admitted In fact, the White House never released an that, when it came to Van Jones, his relatively announcement of Jones’ resignation, allowing low-level position, powerful backers and lack of Jones to make the full announcement himself. Senate confirmation led them to neglect a full Now, I do not doubt that Van Jones and the examination of his record. other czars, current and former, are all very What is more disconcerting than the fact that talented and knowledgeable policy makers. Jones was not properly vetted, however, is the However, without congressional approval and fact that Jones was appointed with no approval an extensive vetting process, it is only inevitable by the United States Senate. that another high profile administration czar will The term “czar” is thrown around loosely in be forced out when the media checks the power the media and immediately conjures images of of the president. Russian autocrats. While many conservatives will gloat about the However, part of the problem is that some removal of this czar or that czar, it is not enough of those who use the word czar in trying to tie to target one at a time; instead, conservatives Obama to socialism — and its close cousin, should challenge the entire czar structure. communism — fail to acknowledge that the last The system itself is unsustainable and Czar of Russia was overthrown by communists. undemocratic. The voices of the people are not But regardless, Obama has been appointing being heard and, ironically enough, “the change” people left and right (no pun intended, since all that the president vowed to make in his election of them are leftists), and now nearly has a czar speeches is turning into ideological support for for each week he has been in office. the totalitarianism he claimed he would throw In theory, I can understand the allure of large out of the office. scale appointments in the way the president has done. Obama promised a very broad reform Seth Williford is a junior political science major agenda during the campaign, and in order to from Wilson, N.C.


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A free market empowers all Nathan Fox-Hesler


Guest columnist

he class struggle: it is what the left exploited and the right fought to defend. In truth, class differences exist only as a politically exploitable tool that has been created by a statist society. Without the parasitism of the political sphere, class struggle would be a nonexistent battle; but with the advent of things such as corporate welfare, government interference in the economy has drained capital away from the proletariat and funneled it into a system that protects the politically powerful. While many followers of Ayn Rand would claim that the politically empowered lower classes are the greatest parasite on society, they fail to realize that it is the government favoritism of big business that creates the need for welfare programs. The statist version of capitalism has fostered the excessive growth of corporations — creating economic monoliths that have shaped what Marx referred to as industrial slaves — and led to severe economic and domestic problems for the average middle and lower class citizen. Unfair tax breaks, anti-trust laws and patent rights have so severely regulated the market that the small businessman cannot compete with the corporation whose political clout and investment potential can absorb the excessive costs that accompany government regulation. As reflected in the distribution of American wealth, the middle and lower classes are unequally represented in the marketplace. But this is not an outgrowth of the free market. Consider the distribution of population and the distribution of wealth; when held in comparison there is an obvious discrepancy. In a true free market, this discrepancy would not exist. In a free market, capital and wealth would escape from the government created silos of law and regulation and they would be distributed more

equally amongst the middle and struggle is the lifeblood of a demolower classes whose political clout cratic society. has been traditionally overshadowed Without well-defined political by that of the wealthy and powerful. differences, the manipulation of With this increased amount of votes becomes extremely difficult capital, the middle and lower classes for politicians and forces them into would finally have the economic a position that greatly compromises strength to compete with the their security. government-fostered “Goliaths” of The essence of a democratic system the American economy. is political differences caused by The economies of the impoversensationalizing the rifts between ished inner-cities would no longer classes. revolve around illegal activities, This is no conspiracy theory or but instead, the inner-cities would loosely founded personal rant against become centers of a burgeoning the political establishment. entrepreneurial marketplace where Instead, these views merely reflect the benefits of wealth would remain a generalized observation of the in the community, where the wealth incentive structure of the American is needed most. political system. The Reaganomic double-speak Neoliberals appeal to urbanites, of a trickle-down economy would minorities and the lower classes, be extinct; communities would not while neoconservatives appeal to need the middle man of the CEO the wealthy, rural and established or economic constituents. parasite to These are not receive its generalizations, In a free market, capital and wealth wealth. these are voting would escape from the government Instead, the demographics. community If the solidarcreated silos of law and regulation would exercise ity of these deand they would be distributed more an unprecmographics is equally amongst the middle and edented compromised, amount of lower classes whose political clout has the security of self-determithe political been traditionally overshadowed by nation and establishment sovereignty in that of the wealthy and powerful. is threatened. their economWhile mild ic decisions. forms of social Instead of progress are depending on Wal-Mart or McDon- necessary to appease the voters, alds for employment, people would the total abolition of social dispute be employed by small businesses that would render the political establishare more closely tied to the comment unnecessary and superfluous. munity. By diminishing the power of poliThese businesses have increased ticians, societal self-determination incentives to provide benefits for can more easily coordinate social their employees. wants in a manner that appeases the Labor disputes would resolve more desires of all parties and not just the quickly and effectively, ensuring a politically powerful. fair set of benefits for both the emThrough the free market, ideals ployer and the employee. such as egalitarianism, equality and Anything less than the massive peace can work efficiently without restructuring of the economic system the intervention and coercive force will not solve class discrepancies; of government. the political sphere is completely incapable of resolving any form of Nathan Fox-Hesler is a junior political class difference simply because class science major from Glen Alpine, N.C.

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Students worry over N.C. alcohol policy Henderson Trefzger Guest columnist


riends, how much more of our time must we spend living in fear? Fear of an alcohol policy that is dysfunctional, detrimental and dangerous? How many more of our lives need to be affected before this destructive cycle can end? How many of us need to be herded into lines at busted parties like cattle while we are belittled, scoffed at and taunted? How many more times must freshmen or independents get into the cars of people they do not know and be taken to a place they are not familiar with? How many more times must pledges or brothers let people they have never met ride in their cars and risk being pulled over? How many more times must independents risk everything? How many more times must fraternities risk everything? How many more resources can be wasted? How much more of our tax money or tuition can be spent on fixing a

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problem that is not even a problem? How many more times will we struggle to pay legal fees and court expenses? How many more times will other criminals get free? How many officers have to tell us that we are wasting their time and preventing them from catching the “real” criminals? How many more times must the prestige of this university suffer? How many more of us will be hurt by our own system? How many DUIs, hospital trips or arrests will it take? How many of us will lose our scholarships? How many of us will lose our prospects for graduate school, or medical school or law school? How many more of us will have to forgo our dreams? You — students, teachers and administrators — will answer these questions with every thought, every action and every decision you make. Let us just hope that that answer is “not one more.” Henderson Trefzger is a sophomore from Hickory, N.C.

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SG encourages students Campus parking frustrates to apply for EACs students, adds confusion Student Government | Keeping us informed

Emma Causey and Melissa Martin Staff Columnists


s one of the most provocative topics cited by students this semester, campus parking is receiving significant attention from Student Government. We understand how difficult and frustrating the parking situation has been thus far and encourage you to keep voicing your suggestions and comments to us through e-mail and in person. Here are a couple updates from our most recent meeting with Jim Alty, director of facilities management. Freshman parking is limited to Student Drive. However, freshmen may move their cars during the week at 5 p.m. to resident student lots. Additionally, freshmen may park on campus on the weekends until Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. Here is where you can park: • Behind Taylor: Students can park between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. • Kitchen Circle: Students can park between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. • Between Taylor and Davis: Students can park between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. • Behind Collins: Upperclassmen students can park anytime

Beside Bostwick: Students can park between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. • Q: Upperclassmen students can park anytime • Below Poteat Field: Commuter parking (general student parking between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.) • Piccolo: Commuter parking (general student parking between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.) Off-campus shuttles will start running in the next couple weeks. Shuttles will make rounds to the Crowne Apartments (Park, Polo and Crowne) on the half hour. Look for a more detailed shuttle schedule and information to be posted on our Web site and on our bulletin board in Benson. Daytime, nighttime and downtown shuttles will continue. We are currently exploring a shuttle to Target and other area “errands.” If you have suggestions or concerns, please contact us through e-mail or through our Web site. We look forward to hearing from you. •

Emma Causey is a senior economics major from Arlington, Va. Melissa Martin is a senior history major from Littz, Penn.

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nterested in being involved in SG without being a legislator? Join one of our Executive Action Committees (EACs) to work with students, faculty and staff to better campus life. Applications are available on our Web site and all are encouraged to apply! The Pro Humanitate EAC will examine ways in which we can make our school motto a bigger part of the Wake Forest student experience. We will create proposals on initiatives we would consider successful, examine the integration of service at our peer institutions and plan events that carry out the goal of intertwining our lives as students with the motto. The ways in which we can demonstrate Pro Humanitate are endless: through living a sustainable lifestyle, encouraging the presence of art on campus or exploring the need for service in our community. If you are interested in what it means to serve humanity or improve the world around us, please consider joining this committee. All are welcome! The Executive Committee on Advising will aim to increase students’ opportunities to

build early relationships with professors in their desired academic departments to assist in the later selection of their appropriate academic advisors. Currently there are too many “blind selections” since the university’s curriculum is set up as a two-year liberal arts studies which limits the students’ selection of potential major classes, henceforth limiting their opportunity to build relationships with professors. The committee will continue working with the new associate dean of academic advising, Perry Patterson. Wake overhauled its advising system this summer and we are excited to work with our colleagues in SG to better develop the changes. The main goal of this committee is to develop a comprehensive plan to better the selection of major advisors. This main goal will be accomplished mainly through increased relations between students and professors, such as hosting more frequent departmental open houses where students can meet professors in a socially-relaxed atmosphere. The Executive Committee on Advising will also touch on ways to improve the lower division advising process. Contact Alex Liccketto if you are interested at liccaa7@wfu. edu. The Dining Commission is an executive action committee that is being led by committee veteran and SG Treasurer Saket Munshaw. Dining Commission consists of around 30 students from all classes. The members have dinner with executives of ARAMARK and have constructive discussions with them to improve dining on campus. Last year, the Dining

Commission helped make some substantial changes in on-campus dining. An all day omelet station, an improved sandwich station at the Fresh Food Company were some of the changes brought in place by the Dining Commission. The committee is open for on-campus as well as offcampus students. Please contact Saket Munshaw at munsss6@wfu. edu if you are interested. The Technology EAC will work with IS and the ZSR Library to improve on-campus printing and technological options. Contact Swayze Smartt at for more information. Random Acts of Fun coordinates campus-wide events designed to provide a spur-of-the-moment break from routine classes. Come plan events and make campus a little more fun! Contact Morgan Schutte at for more information. The University Stores Advisory Council serves as a source of feedback from students concerning University Stores policies and offering of goods, services and merchandise. The council will act as a sounding board for possible future policies and merchandise. The council will also provide University Stores with student representation for dissemination of store information. Membership is open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Contact Andy Ronan at if you would like to join!

Emma Causey is a senior economics major from Arlington, Va. Melissa Martin is a senior history major from Littz, Penn.

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Many questions about the Deacon football team were raised in the preseason leading up to the start of their 2009 campaign. How would the Deacon defense respond to losing its two biggest

playmakers, Aaron Curry and Alphonso Smith? How would an offensive unit returning 10 starters perform? Would the Deacons continue their recent habit of forcing big turnovers en route to another winning season? These questions still remained unanswered, but if the Deacons learned one thing from their 24-21 loss to the Baylor Bears on Saturday, Sept. 5 at BB&T Field, it’s

that you can’t turn the ball over four times and expect to beat a good football team. As soon as the ball was kicked off, an experienced Baylor squad wasted no time in going to work against a green Demon Deacon defense. It took the Bears only 3:50 to march 80 yards and score its first touchdown of the affair off of an eight yard pass from sophomore

Lady Deacs still rollin’

Dun-nuh-nuh, dun-nuh-nuh! Freshman Sean Randolph’s first collegiate goal was certainly a special one as his diving header cracked SportCenter’s Top 10 plays while also propelling the No. 3 Men’s Soccer team to a 2-1 victory over No. 7 Indiana University. “The whole play, in my mind, was pretty much in slow motion. I remember focusing on the ball to the point it hit my head, to the point it went through the keepers legs, and especially to the point when I saw the ball rattle the back netting of the goal. After the ball hit, everything else became blurry. The excitement of actually scoring in a collegiate match filled me making me just instantaneously sprint over

See M. Soccer, Page B3

See Pressbox, Page B3

the birthday former Deac Arnold Palmer is celebrating today

current rank of the Demon Deacon field hockey team


With an impressive header goal in a men’s soccer game versus Indiana, freshman forward/midfielder Sean Randolph was ranked sixth on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays for Sept. 6. With the game tied in the 72nd minute, Randolph’s Randolph diving header for six yards led the Demon Deacons to a 2-1 win over Indiana. The memorable goal was the first of the Chino Hills, Calif., native’s college career.

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Senior defender Bess Harrington checks a Loyola forward in a match earlier this season. The Deacon defense has given up two goals in six matches this season. By Gary Pasqualicchio | Staff writer

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The National Soccer Coaches Association of America did not have the Wake Forest Lady Deacons ranked in their preseason Top 25. After six games, 19 goals, and most importantly, six wins, the NSCAA has admitted their mistake. The now eighth ranked Lady

Deacs picked up shutout wins over Kentucky and East Carolina last week to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 2002 and only the third time in program history. Heading out on a seven hour bus ride to Lexington, Ky. to face a dangerous Wildcat squad was made all the more difficult for Wake Forest who was without suspended senior Kaley Fountain. Fountain, the team’s leading scorer, had just been starting to get in a groove at her new position on the frontline

when she received a questionable red card against Loyola (Md.) on Aug. 30. A pair of very familiar Lady Deac seniors stepped up in Fountain’s absence: Sarah Winslow and Allie Sadow. Winslow, a Wilson, N.C. native who had 13 points last season, played a beautiful cross to Sadow in the 24th minute. Sadow, last year’s second leading goal-scorer, ended her season-long

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Deacs tie Irish, defeat Hoosiers By Alex Leopold | Staff writer

Wake Forest Indiana

{ SPORTS WORDS } In the halls of the NCAA headquarters hang 12 quotes that represent the association. Over the next 12 weeks we will print those quotes here.

“Our future will not be determined by chance, but rather by the choices we make today, and in the days and weeks ahead.” ~ Bill Richardson Tufts Class of 1970 Baseball

The changing landscape of U.S. sports For as long as I can remember, football, baseball and basketball have dominated the American sports scene. Seemingly every young kid involved in athletics wants to be the next Michael Jordan, Albert Pujols or Adrian Peterson. With that being said, is it possible that more and more American youths want to be like Andy Roddick or Landon Donovan? Don’t look now, but soccer and tennis are making comebacks in the awareness of both our nation’s athletes and sports fans. The soccer surge in America was supposed to have already happened. It was supposed to be led David Beckham, the English soccer megastar who signed with Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. Beckham and his $250 million contract were featured all over SportsCenter and plastered on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His jersey sales topped those of Lebron James and Kobe Bryant. Beckham was hailed the savior of both American interest in soccer and the floundering MLS. But, as we have seen many times throughout history, the hype had no substance. Beckham has failed to change America’s perception of the MLS and has been ineffective for the Galaxy, recently being blasted by team captain and true superstar Donovan for being a bad teammate. No, Beckham was simply not as interested in spreading soccer’s influence in the world’s most powerful nation as he was in collecting his massive pay check. Soccer would go on relatively unnoticed in the national spotlight until late June of this year. That’s when the international Confederation’s Cup was played. And when the U.S. National Team stole the show. Taking their place in a strong field of eight nations, the U.S. squad pulled off the most improbable run by any team in the tournament’s 12-year history. The Americans dropped their first two games in Group B by a combined 6-1 score. Nothing to see here, just the U.S. again being schooled by the world in a sport it doesn’t take seriously enough. In order to advance to the semifinal round, the U.S. needed to beat Egypt by three goals and for Brazil to beat Italy by a three-spot or more. The impossible played out as scripted (or not) and the U.S. moved on. The Americans would go on to avenge an earlier tournament loss and pull a shocking 2-0 upset of Spain to reach the finals. There they blew a golden opportunity (and a 2-0 halftime lead), falling to Brazil 3-2 to finish second, the United States best finish in ConFed Cup history.

preseason rank of the women’s golf team according to World Golf

rank of the men’s soccer team in the latest Soccer America Top 25

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By Gary Pasqualicchio | Staff writer


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quarterback Robert Griffin III to senior receiver David Gettis. The quick score put the Deacons on their heels, and they were unable to recover. On the ensuing kickoff, sophomore kick returner Junior Petit-Jean put the Deacons in excellent field position,

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Junior defender Ike Opara skies for a header against William & Mary Sept. 1 in a 1-0 win.

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VOLLEYBALL: 9/11 @ Georgia S. 9/12 v. Auburn 9/12 v. Coastal Carolina

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Old Gold & Black Sports

Coaching Series

By Connor Swarbrick | Sports editor For years now the Old Gold & Black has featured Wake’s finest athletes in this spot, putting them “In the Spotlight.” In doing so, we have overlooked the people that play the biggest roles in their lives here on campus, the coaches. Wake Forest athletics have fostered a family atmosphere and the coaches are at the heart of that community. The large majority of the coaches have been here for a number of years and have been instrumental in the program’s rise to national prominence. Now it is their time to shine “In the Spotlight.” This week’s coach bleeds gold and black. He represents the past of Wake Forest’s prestigious golf program and has spent the last 12 years returning it to among the nation’s elite. Jerry Haas, a former Wake Forest All-American, has been a long-standing member of the Wake Forest golf family, and Wake Forest golf is a big part of the Haas family. Jerry’s brother, Jay Haas, led Wake Forest to backto-back NCAA championships in the 1970s. Bill Haas – Jay’s son and Jerry’s nephew – played for the Deacons from 2001 to 2004, earning National Player of the Year honors two times and All-ACC honors four times. Jerry Haas has rebuilt the Wake Forest program back into a perennial contender for ACC and NCAA championships. The Deacs have finished in the top 10 in two of the last five NCAA Championships. Haas spent nine years playing professional golf earn-

Jerry Haas ing several top 25 finishes on the PGA tour. He left professional golf in 1997 and spent a year as a commentator for The Golf Channel and a teaching professional at the Yorktown Golf Club in his hometown of Belleville, Ill., before accepting the position at Wake Forest. Sports editor Connor Swarbrick caught up with Coach Haas on his way to see his son off to his first day of school. Who knows? Maybe another Haas will be teeing it up in the future for the Deacs.

What are your expectations for your team this year? We have very high expectation. We have lots of experience in four seniors. Two of them – Brendan Gielow, who just made the Walker Cup Team, and Travis Wadkins, Lanny’s son from Dallas, Texas, who just started playing really well at the end of last year – will be instrumental. Daniel Meggs will be a sophomore and he played all last year, as did sophomore Lee Bedford. We are expecting big things from our freshmen. Not to put the pressure on him, but freshman Evan Beck is number two in one of the polls and number one in another, and his roommate Charlie Harrison is a really good player from Atlanta, Ga. Then you sprinkle in Preston Yates, who is a senior that wants to play, and junior Justin Bryant, along with redshirt senior Marc Gladson, and you see we have a lot of depth. Franklin Dolan shot a 68 in the first round of the U.S. Amateur and didn’t play well the second day, but he is a really good player. I

Two Deacs honored in national weekly soccer publications Senior goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after helping the Deacons to a 2-0-1 record in the team’s first three games. He earned the 15th shutout of his career in the season opener against William & Mary. Fitzgerald made four saves and allowed a goal in a 1-1 tie against No. 12 Notre Dame. Against seventh-ranked Indiana, Fitzgerald stopped a career-high eight shots, giving up one goal. Senior midfielder Austin da Luz was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Team of the Week after assisting on the game-winning goal in victories against William & Mary and Indiana.

just don’t think he knows it yet. He’s a redshirt freshman. So I have high expectations.

What is the new 18-acre state of the art practice facility going to do for the program? Kids now, if they are sophomores in high school and they are really good, they play in tournaments locally and then they try and go by your campus and they kind of cross you off the list if you have something they don’t like. So now we’re hoping that when they see it sophomore or junior year by that time they all of a sudden say “Hey Wake is on my top 5” and then you start getting some interest from the top players again. Everyone is going to recruit against us and say the school is hard or this or that, but we’ve won the Dean’s Cup the past two years with the best team GPA, and I’ve only had one kid not graduate so I’m very proud of that. At the same time, I want an ACC title and an NCAA title for this school and I think we can do it. I think we can get there with hard work. What does Wake Forest mean to your family? Well shoot, former Coach Jesse Haddock was a great man. My uncle Bob Goalby kind of got it started. He knew Coach Haddock and coach Haddock tells the story that my uncle said “my nephew Jay is a pretty good player” and Coach Haddock said “yeah well everybody’s nephew is a good player” and it turned out Jay Haas was a pretty good player. I kind of heard about Wake

Deac Notes

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from Jay and I wanted to go here and I was lucky to be good enough to go here. Then my nephew Bill played for me, Jay’s son, and he has a daughter Fran here at school. It’s meant a lot to us. It’s kind of like a home. We grew up in Illinois, but everybody thinks we are from North Carolina. I love Wake Forest. I love the people. I love Ron Wellman, he’s very hands off. He trusts his coaches to do a good job and hopefully we do well for him and represent the school. So I can never say enough about Wake Forest. Kids want to come to Wake Forest because of Wake Forest. Who is the best golfer you’ve ever played a round with? Greg Norman What is your favorite golf course you’ve ever played? Pine Valley What is the biggest difference between Wake Forest when you were here as a student and now? Just all the buildings, the people, the Benson Center and the range. We used to go to Old Town and hit off sort of a hook lie in front of the tee … that’s the only place we could hit. Just the facilities are so much nicer. I mean you can go on and on. I don’t think I could do it today with all the computers and all this stuff, so it’s very hard.

Deacon golfer named to preseason watch list

Former Deacon basketball player joins Gaudio coaching staff

Senior Brendan Gielow was named to the Golf World Top-50 Players To Watch in 2009 List. The NGCA and Golf World also released the preseason coaches poll which slotted the Wake Forest men’s golf team at No. 27 to start the season. This is the second-straight season the Muskegon, Mich., native has been on the preseason Watch List. Last year, Gielow finished second on the team with a 73.0 stroke average and claimed the Deacons’ only individual victory at the VCU Shootout after firing a career-low 12-under par. Gielow had a productive summer winning the Porter Cup.

Wake Forest has announced the hiring of former Demon Deacon guard Mike Lepore to serve on the men’s basketball staff as the assistant coordinator of operations. Lepore will be responsible for assisting with team travel, meals, scheduling and other logistics within the basketball office. He will also manage the day-to-day operation of the recruiting databases and coordinate the recruiting mail-outs to prospective student-athletes and coaches. Lepore recently completed his career as a member of the basketball squad, earning four letters as a walk-on from 2006-09. Lepore played in 19 games during his career.

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M. Soccer: Deacs ready for the ACC after early tests Continued from Page B1

to the side line where I was warming up only five minutes prior to scoring. Everybody was ecstatic and it was at that moment I knew I had done something amazing,” said the freshman midfielder/ forward. The victory over Indiana was the second of the two games in the Adidas/ IU Credit Union Classic tournament in Bloomington, Ind. Earlier during the weekend, the Deacons were held to a 1-1 draw against No. 13 Notre Dame. The third-ranked Deacons are now 2-0-1 on the season and the pair of results also extended their unbeaten run against non-conference opponents to 44.

They are 41-0-3 during the streak and the last time they lost to a non-ACC opponent was on Nov. 26, 2005 when California knocked them off in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Randolph’ heroics came in the 72nd minute after with the Deacons tied at 1-1 against the seventh ranked Hoosiers. Senior midfielder Austin da Luz, who was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s team of the week, cleverly lifted in a cross from the left side of the 18 yard box and found a streaking Randolph who headed it home from six yards out. The play earned da Luz and Randolph sixth spot on the Sept. 6 SportCenter’s Top 10 plays highlight reel. The freshman said of his appearance on Top 10 plays, “To see myself on Sportscenter was just something crazy. I thought

I would never see the day when I would be on Sportscenter, a show that is seen daily around the nation.” Earlier in the match, the Deacons were gifted a goal in the 13th minute after da Luz’s corner skipped across the box and IU’s Alec Purdie, who was guarding the corner post, kicked it right into his own net. The Hoosiers would da Luz strike back in the 62nd minute after IU’s Eric Alexander would slot a rightfooted shot past the diving senior goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald that set the stage

for Randolph’s flying header. Fitzgerald’s career-high eight saves helped secure the victory for the Deacons that was the first in program history against the Hoosiers, who still maintain a 2-1-0 lead in the series. The earlier game against Notre Dame did not see the Deacons find a late-winner despite sophomore Luke Norman scoring first in the 13th minute with an assist from fellow sophomore Corben Bone. The fighting Irish would snatch victory out of the Deacons’ clutches when Michael Thomas converted a 77th minute penalty kick. Both teams peppered the goals with shots with the Demon Deacons managing six shots on goal while the Fighting Irish had five, but neither side could

find a precious golden-goal winner in the 13 minutes. The Deacons’ 1-0-1 record on the weekend was not good enough to be awarded the Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic championship because St. John’s, who had the same record as the Deacons, had a +2 goal differential compared to the Deacons’ +1. Nonetheless the showing was impressive for the young team. Da Luz, Fitzgerald and junior defender Ike Opara were named to the all-tournament team. The 4th ranked Deacons will now head into ACC competition where they will first travel to Clemson to take on the unranked Tigers. The game is on Sunday, Sept. 13 and kickoff at Riggs Stadium is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Football: Team looks to Stanford game Volleyball team still win-less Continued from Page B1

returning the ball to the Wake Forest 47 yard line, but the prime field position would be spoiled five plays later by an interception thrown by senior quarterback Riley Skinner. Baylor converted the turnover into points 13 plays later when Ben Parks booted a 22 yard field goal to put the Bears up 10-0. Baylor controlled the clock in the first quarter, possessing the ball for 11:30 and running 19 plays, compared to 3:30 of Deacon possession in the first quarter. At the start of the second quarter, Deacons were able to position themselves within striking distance of the Baylor lead after a two yard dive into the end zone by senior fullback Mike Rinfrette, setting the score at 10-7. On the next Baylor possession, the defense showed some life, limiting a potent Baylor offense to a quick three-and-out. Following a 60 yard pooch kick by Griffin, the Deacons took over possession on their own five yard line and were given an opportunity to gain the lead and go into the locker room ahead of the Bears. After stringing together a couple of first downs, the offense turned the ball over again. Junior receiver Jordan Williams coughed up the ball on the Deacon 34 yard line with 50 seconds left in the half, presenting the Bears with another scoring opportunity. The defense was able to contain the Baylor offense and force a field goal attempt, which fell well short of the uprights and sent the teams into their locker rooms at halftime with Baylor up 10-7. Winning the opening coin toss and deferring until the second half, the Deacons received the second half kickoff and started with the ball on their own 22 yard line. It would take only three plays for the Deacons to turn the ball over yet again. Skinner tried to lob the ball over linebacker Joe Pawelek to beat the Baylor zone defense, but under threw the ball and put it right on Pawelek’s numbers for any easy pick. From there, it took Baylor one play to convert the mistake into points. Griffin called an option play toward the Baylor sideline. Griffin dished the ball to Kendall Wright who appeared to be stopped on the Baylor sideline until he reversed direction and sprinted into the end zone untouched on a 37 yard touchdown run, expanded the Baylor lead to 17-7 early in the third quarter. And then, Baylor started to pile it on. After forcing a paltry 23 yard Deacon punt, it took Baylor only seven plays to find pay dirt. The Bears marched down to the Deacon 33 yard line when Griffin threw what looked like a wide receiver screen to Ernest Smith, who stepped back and launched a high arching pass to a wide open Lanear Sampson for a touchdown, making the score 24-7 in Baylor’s favor. Then, the Deacons started to fight their way back into the game. On their next possession, the Demon Deacon offense strung together an 4:57, 80 yard drive, capped off by a 20 yard touchdown strike from Riley Skinner to sophomore Devon Brown, to make the score 24-14.In the fourth quarter, Baylor would have another chance to extend their lead. After driving all the way down to the Deacon 11 yard line, the

By L.K. Davey | Staff writer

Wake Forest Illinois State

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Junior linebacker Gelo Orange blocks a Baylor offensive lineman during the Deacs’ loss to the Bears. The defense gave up 366 yards of total offense. Bears were stopped and forced to attempt a 27 yard field goal. The kick would be blocked by sophomore Gelo Orange, keeping the score at 24-14. The Deacons, however, were unable to make anything out of the blocked kick. After taking only seven plays to drive the ball 47 yards down the field to the Baylor 33 yard line, Skinner would throw his third interception of the game, giving the ball back to the Bears on their own five yard line. The Demon Deacon defense, however, came up big when it forced a fumble off of a sack with 5:02 left in the game. The fumble was recovered by Kyle Wilbur on the Baylor 25 yard line, giving the Deacons a short field to work with. Three plays later, Skinner would toss his second touchdown of the day on a five yard strike to sophomore tight end Andrew Parker, making the score 24-21. After forcing another Baylor punt, the Deacons regained possession of the ball on their own 12 yard line with 1:11 left on clock and a chance to at least tie the game. The Deacon offense was unable to come up with a miracle drive and turned the ball over on downs after Skinner threw an incomplete pass to Brandon Pendergrass in the flats, allowing Baylor to run down the clock and preserve their 24-21 road victory. The story for the Deacs was turnovers. “If you look at the whole football game, we got what we deserved,” Head Coach Jim Grobe said. “When you turn over the ball as many times as we did and give up as many big plays, a couple of them for scores, it’s hard to beat a good team.” Grobe added that the turnovers were “a formula for disaster.” Senior quarterback Riley Skinner finished the game with 20 completions on 31 attempts for 143 yards and two touchdowns, but it was the interceptions that stuck out to him. “We turned the ball over too much,” Skinner said. “It’s something we preach here day in and day out.

That’s what we use to win games and when we don’t (protect the ball) it turns out like this ... the interceptions speak for themselves. This is not the way I want to play.” The loss, however, was not entirely bad for the Deacon football team. “I am encouraged we have a team with some fight in them because they easily could have hung their heads and given up, but (they did not) and we still had a chance to win at the end of the game,” Grobe said. This game also saw the emergence of Devon Brown as a dual threat rusher and receiver for the Deacon offense. Brown led the Deacon rushing attack with 46 yards on eight carries and also gained 32 receiving yards with one touchdown. A stagnant Deacon offense, which gained 100 yards less than Baylor despite running three more plays, showed some signs of life at points in the game. The offense experimented with a new flexbone option offense that could be promising once the kinks are worked out. “I think we have a chance to do some good things down the road. We just have to limit the mistakes,” said Skinner. “It’s not Wake Forest football to have four turnovers in a game.” The Demon Deacons will have another chance this Saturday, Spet. 12 when they host the Stanford Cardinal at 12 p.m. at BB&T Field. The road does not get any easier for the Deacons when Stanford comes to Winston-Salem. The Stanford offense put on a show when they beat Pac-10 foe Washington State 39-13 on the road last weekend and will bring many players who were on the 2007 squad that shocked USC in one of the biggest upset victories of the decade. “We have a really good Stanford team coming to town next week,” Grobe said. “If we don’t make some improvements between now and next Saturday, it’s not going to be pretty again.”

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The women’s volleyball team was unable to get out of a rocky season start, losing all three games of the Western Michigan Tournament held in Kalamazoo, Mich. last weekend. On Friday, Sept. 4, the Deacons lost all three games to the Western Michigan Broncos, 15-25, 17-25 and 12-25. This was the Broncos’ first win of the season. Spotlight players for the Deacs included freshman Andrea Beck led the way with nine kills on 19 attempts. Junior Lauren McIntyre chipped in with seven kills. Both Beck and McIntyre also teamed-up for a pair of blocks. Defensively, senior Abby Miller collected a match-high 18 digs on the evening. Junior Kristen White and Cambrey Oehler each picked up 10 digs while setter Kelsey Jones dished out 26 assists and had eight digs. Saturday, Sept. 5, the Lady Deacons had two matches: first with the Dayton Flyers, and later with the Illinois State Redbirds. The Deacons fell in the opening match of the day to Dayton (18-25, 14-25, 25-23, 17-25) and then lost in three-sets in the night cap to Illinois State (17-25, 16-25, 20-25). Against the Flyers, the teams matched 10 blocks, but the Dayton hitting average was much higher than Wake’s. Beck led the Deacs with 13 kills, six total blocks and the team’s lone service ace. White added nine kills and eight digs but had five reception errors. Jones notched her 30th career double-double against the Flyers with 33 assists and 10 digs. Miller collected a season-high 20 digs as well. Against Illinois State, McIntyre led the way with 10 kills and a .368 hitting percentage. Beck chipped in with nine kills and her second service ace while middle blocker Carlin Salmon added five kills. At the end of the weekend, Beck hit a total of 31 kills and was named to the All-Tournament Team. McIntyre also had a good weekend, recording a total of 23 kills. The weekend ultimately dropped the Deacs to 0-6 on the season. The Deacons will have their next court appearance this coming weekend at the Georgia Southern Tournament in Statesboro, Ga. The Lady Deacons will play Georgia Southern on Friday Sept. 11, then Auburn and Coastal Carolina on Saturday Sept. 12.

Pressbox: Americans emerging on the tennis courts Continued from Page B1

ESPN took the story and ran with it, making soccer relevant even to a non-fan like me. Since then, I’ve been aware of the U.S. World Cup qualifiers, watched the highlights, and even checked on some live game action. And I can guarantee you I’m not the only one. There have been articles written and radio debates staged on whether the ConFed Cup run will bolster soccer’s popularity in America. But that good publicity, combined with ESPN’s recent purchase of the English Premier League’s television rights, can’t hurt the sport. Soccer, a sport that many of you may have played back in the youth days, isn’t alone atop the mountain of “fringe sports” starving for more credibility. Believe it or not, according to a recent study by the Sporting Goods

Manufacturers Association, tennis is the fasting growing sport in America, with an increase in participation of around 43% since 2000. Tennis, very popular throughout the rest of the world, has been trying to shed its “country club” image for decades. The sport experienced major booms in America during the McEnroe/Connors ‘70s and ‘80s, but had been on a steady decline until the turn of the century. For a number of reasons, racket and ball sales have shot up in the last 10 years, with more and more kids getting out on the public courts. There they can take advantage of increasingly-common free city programs and “Block Party” events sponsored by the United States Tennis Association. With recreational players’ numbers on the rise, now is the perfect time for some young American professionals to take the national stage. No disrespect

to Andy Roddick and James Blake, two players with solid careers, but neither is ready to usurp Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal as the best player in the world, and became a new American hope. The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, are both all-time greats and Hall of Famers still with a lot of game left, but in recent years they have spent more time off the court modeling and attending awards ceremonies than on it winning major tournaments. Many tennis experts have agreed that had the Williams’ stayed more focused, they could have smashed many women’s tour records. Luckily for the future of American tennis, which has looked bleak for half a decade, this year’s U.S. Open has brought some surprising, and encouraging results. With Roddick, Blake and Venus bowing out early, a pair of American youngsters stole the show. Melanie Oudin, no matter how far she

advances to this point, has claimed this Open as hers. The 17-year old from Marietta, Ga., ranked 70th in the world, has embarked on a magical run that the U.S. ConFed Cup Team would be proud of. She has knocked out four of Russia’s best women to advance to the quarterfinals, a Cold War-like performance that has brought her from typical teenager to celebrity in a matter of days. Glamour girls Elena Dementieva and Maria Sharapova have met their U.S. Open ends at the hands of Oudin, and if her run continues, she could have a chance to steal the proverbial torch from Serena Williams’ grasp in an allAmerican final that is bound to bring massive television ratings. On the men’s side, that torch may have already been passed, even if it will have to be placed on ice for a few more years, as 6’9 John Isner knocked off Andy Roddick to reach the fourth round. Isner,

a native of nearby Greensboro, N.C., did the unthinkable and out-served his American counterpart in the third round of a tournament that many thought the 5th-ranked Roddick would be a contender to win. Isner eventually met his match in the form of 10th-ranked Fernando Verdasco of Spain, but his run to the second week of the tournament was not overlooked by the fans or himself. “I had to play the match of my life,” Isner said. “I’ve proven I can play with anybody.” For the sake of American tennis, hopefully someday Isner, and other young hopefuls, such as Sam Querry, can beat anybody and maybe even everybody. With Americans clawing back at the top of these two sports, and youth participation steadily climbing, the future looks bright for tennis and soccer to get out of the “fringe” category and back into national view.

B4 Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wake Forest v. Stanford

Old Gold & Black Sports

Saturday Sept. 12, 2009 BB&T Field By John Harrison | Staff writer After falling to Baylor in their season opener, the Demon Deacons will look to rebound this weekend against the Stanford Cardinal and avoid starting 0-2 for the second time in three years. The Cardinal,


on the other hand, will look to stay unbeaten after dismantling conference rival Washington State to take first place in the PAC-10. Though this will be the two programs’ first meeting, a look at both teams’ season openers should tell us what to expect on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Freshman quarterback Andrew Luck was impressive in his first start Sept. 5, throwing for 193 yards on 11 of 23 passing. More importantly perhaps, he tossed a 63 yard touchdown strike and no interceptions. Nonetheless the Deacon defense should present many more problems for Luck this week than he faced against WSU, one of the worst teams in the country last season. In fact, the Deacons only allowed the more talented, more experienced Robert Griffin III to toss for 136 yards and capitalize on more than one poor decision from Luck this Saturday, Sept. 12.

Riley Skinner will need to turn things around this week for the Deacons to be successful, but playing against a defense that allowed Washington State to pitch it for nearly 250 yards should help his cause. Also, with the young receiving core over their first-week jitters, the dropped passes Deacon fans cringed at against Baylor should be a thing of the past. If Skinner is on target and receives the necessary protection, he should be able to pick apart a run-of-the-mill Stanford secondary.

The Cardinal’s rushing game was superb last weekend, as they bulldozed the Cougars for nearly 300 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Even more impressively, Stanford averaged almost seven yards per carry, which certainly makes it simple to consistently move the chains on offense. The Deacons will have to improve on last week’s performance against Baylor, where they gave up nearly 200 yards rushing, if they hope to shut down the Stanford tandem of Toby Gerhart and Chris Owusu, who accounted for all four of the Cardinal’s offensive touchdowns against WSU. Gerhart is the Cardinal’s most potent offensive weapon. Last season he set the school single season rushing record and is the California high school career rushing leader.

Stanford’s rushing defense was steadfast against WSU, allowing just over 100 yards on the ground and no touchdowns against an experienced lineup of Cougar running backs. However, they weren’t facing the style diversity that Harris, Brown, Givens and Adams will throw at them this weekend. Whereas Washington State attempted mostly smashmouth, up-the-gut rushing plays, Stanford will have to keep up with the speed of Brown and Givens while getting overpowered by the likes of Adams and Harris. The result should be a successful day on the ground for all four backs and approximately 200 yards on the ground for the Demon Deacons.


Special Teams

Wake Forest will need to be better between possessions this week to have any shot against Stanford. Following Washington State’s lone touchdown last week, the Cardinal’s Owusu returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown – totally negating the opponent’s score and completely shifting the momentum. After allowing 26 yards per kickoff return to Baylor, Wake will need to lock down their coverage in order to avoid getting burned.


As is often the case, the turnover differential may be the biggest factor this weekend. The Demon Deacons’ coughed it up four times against Baylor, including three interceptions from Skinner. On the other end, Stanford rolled over Washington State with zero turnovers. Wake will have to hold onto the ball if they expect to put up enough points to top the Cardinal, and they’ll need to force the Stanford offense to make a few mistakes in order to shorten the field for Skinner and crew.


This one will be close early, but expect the Deacons running game to get off to a better start this week and eventually open the field up for Skinner, who will catch fire in the second quarter. On the other side of the ball, several interceptions by the Wake secondary will take Luck out of his rhythm and give the field position edge to the Deacs. Anticipate a breakout game from wide receiver Marshall Williams and at least one pick by Alex Frye. In the end, this one will be over midway through the fourth quarter, with Wake Forest topping Stanford, 27-13.



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scoreless drought and put it in the net to give the Deacs a 1-0 lead they would not relinquish. Senior Laura Morse and junior Amanda Barasha each played a half in net and were not forced to record a save in the shutout win. “It was a good challenge for us this weekend, playing Kentucky in a pretty exciting environment,” Head Coach Tony da Luz said. “We handled it pretty well, controlled the game and got a good result.” Heading back to the friendly confines of Spry Stadium to face East Carolina, Wake Forest got Fountain back – and she didn’t miss a beat. Fountain assisted on two goals, the first from leading goal-scorer Jill Hutchinson, who beat charging Pirate goalkeeper Jen Kurowicki two minutes into the contest. Things didn’t get much better for ECU as Wake tacked on three more, another from Hutchinson and one each from senior Bianca D’Agostino and freshman Lindsay Holman-Kelly. The Deacs dominated play all afternoon long, outshooting the Pirates 15-3 and posting their ACC-leading fourth shutout of the season. Morse played 71 minutes and recorded the only save of the game for the Deacs before Barasha spelled her for the last 19. Wake’s attacking 4-3-3 system has caused fits for teams all year long, but ECU tried, and failed, to stop it in a unique way. “They were probably the first team that has played us straight-up all season,” da Luz said. “They didn’t go in with a super-defensive approach and tried to pressure us at midfield.” The Lady Deacs will put their undefeated record on the line in the UConn Classic held Sept. 11-13 in Stoors, Conn. There they will face Penn State and UConn, a pair of teams they have never beat. The Nittany Lions, ranked 24th in the nation, come into their contest with the Deacs with a 2-3 record, but they have played one of the toughest schedules of any team around. Wake has never played Penn State but has a slight history with UConn, who is 1-0-1 against the Deacs with their last meeting coming in 2007, a 1-0 Huskie win in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. The Lady Deacs believe that continuing to play their attacking style will show up on the field as the team wraps up non-conference play and gets ready for a massive ACC opener Sept. 27against the nation’s top-ranked team, the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels. “We’ve been spending so much time on our attack,” da Luz said. “(The players) are buying into the system and they really like the attacking approach. We’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing and if we’re good enough, we will win these games.” This weekend will go a long way toward finding out if Wake Forest is good enough to win not just the UConn Classic, but maybe even the ACC.

By Allison Lange | Senior writer

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Midfielder Bianca D’Agostino and a teammate work to corale the Loyal attack. The Deacs will face stiff competition in the UConn Classic.

Friday, Sept. 4, the men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted the Wake Forest Relays to begin their season. The women’s team had an impressive performance, as they captured first place for the third consecutive year. They placed first with six points. UNC-Greensboro came in second with 24 points while High Point placed third with 27. The Deacon relay team of sophomores Dina Nosenko and Casey Fowler took first in the combined 5K run with a time of 35:51. Sophomore Anna Nosenko and freshman Claire Hagler placed second, finishing with a time of 36:02. A. Nosenko recorded the best individual combined 5K time of the event on the women’s side, with sister D. Nosenko finishing just Nosenko four seconds behind. The Deacs had six of the women’s top 10 finishing teams. On the men’s side of the races, the Deacons placed second overall at the event with 18 points. High Point beat the men’s team and came in first with six points. UNC-Greensboro tallied 34 points for third place. The team of freshman Howard Graves and redshirt senior Jeremy Fisico was the first to finish the combined 7K for Wake Forest, placing sixth with a time of 46:40. Freshmen Garret Drogosch and Tom Finneran came in behind Graves and Fisico, placing seventh overall with a time of 46:43. Individually, Graves and Drogosch, both freshmen, did the best for Wake. Graves placed fifth with a combined time of 22:58, while Drogosch came in sixth, only one second behind Graves, with an individual combined time of 22:59. The men’s and women’s teams will continue the season Sept. 18 at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational and the Tennessee Invitational.


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worry of wind blowing up your skirt. If you are wearing a pencil skirt, then do not wear a slip because then the silhouette will just look sloppy. Since we’re on the topic of underwear, please wear a bra. Yes, they are actually in style now. I don’t care what sort of outfit you are wearing, they make bras to fit under all types of clothing and it is best to invest in a good bra. Convertible bras are popular, preferably in nude so you cannot see them under white clothing. A good bra can run expensive but if you think about it, it will pay for itself because it will last you a long time. If you are prone to the cold, please carry around a sweater or a cardigan with you. There is no need to sit in a classroom chattering your teeth because you are freezing and the professor has no control over the air. Cardigans are lightweight, warm and reliable. If your dress is showing a little too much, please don a cardigan in front of elders that you wish to respect you. Cardigans don’t have to be expensive. If you go to The Gap, you can find plenty of cheap cardigans in a variety of colors that can fit into your wardrobe perfectly. If you really want to invest in a cardigan in a neutral color, J.Crew has a great selection of cashmere cardigans. There is no need for a heavy coat this fall, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a few fleeces or coats lying around. I suggest trying new styles or even keeping up with the classic ones. Pea coats and trench coats are always in style but military coats are making a comeback this fall. Remember that when you purchase your coat, you are getting what you are paying for. If you buy a cheap coat, understand that it won’t last you a few years. If you purchase a coat that is a little more expensive, it could last up to five years or more. Fall means dark colors. It’s time to get rid of the pastels that we all wore during the spring and better part of the summer. Dark colors are more flattering, and they are more neutral. You can still wear your bright colors from the summer, but make sure you pair them with a dark neutral. A green dress goes great with black tights, brown tights or even sheer ones. Dark colors can also be worn on fingernails. These dark colors should only be worn on short

nails. Longer nails should stick with classic colors such as red, light pink or even a light shimmer. Accessories are always in style. This fall, wear your basic outfits and pile on the jewelry. Please remember this piece of advice: one or two accessories are enough for your outfit. You do not want to over-do it because no one will notice your outfit. Accessories are there so they can complement your outfit, not overpower it. Pearls are always a great staple in any wardrobe and they won’t go out of style. Hair accessories are making a comeback. Bows, ribbons and headbands have been around for ages but they are becoming more popular on college campuses. There is one hair accessory that will never be in style: The bump-it. Bump-its are a tragedy. If you have one, please throw it away and I apologize for you ever having to go through that mishap. Shoes this fall are going to stay the same. Jack Rodgers are always popular, as well Tory Burch flats. But remember, Uggs are ugly.. Please don’t wear Uggs. I understand that your feet get cold, but you can wear Sperry’s or flats or even socks with rain boots if you get desperate. Espadrilles and two-tone wedges are also out for the fall. If you are going to wear a wedge shoe, please make sure that it is all one color. Remember, if you invest in your shoes, they will provide you with a great return in the future. Don’t forget to make sure that your clothes are fitted properly (I can’t stress this enough!). Nothing ruins an outfit like poor fitting. If you normally wear a size 6 and your top is too tight, don’t try to squeeze into it. If you wear a size too small, people are definitely going to notice, but if you wear fitted clothing, people will notice the art of the outfit, and not the size. Everyone is on a budget these days and it’s difficult to keep up with the latest fashions without breaking the bank. There are several alternatives to designer pieces, and it’s important to shop around before making a purchase. If the piece you are going to buy is expensive but is a classic (i.e. a coat), then it’s worth the money. It will essentially pay you back with the cost per wear being so low.

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Fall is just around the corner and for many students, that means a change in wardrobe. Fall is a great season to try out new looks because it’s the one season where you can pair summer clothing with winter basics. For example, tights are going to be big this fall, so be sure to stock up on a few pairs. Opaque tights are the best for a clean, classic look but a variety of patterned tights are also available. If you want to go for a funkier route, try looking for some tights at Urban Outfitters. They usually have a lot of unique patterns for a low price. Tights do not necessarily have to be opaque. They can be sheer, fishnet, cut out or patterned. There are endless types of tights out there, and they provide comfort, warmth and security. Skirts are a great alternative to shorts when it’s still warm outside. Once it gets a little cooler, pair your skirts with some tights. You’ll stay warm but will still be able to use your wardrobe for longer. Remember, full skirts can be worn with either heels or flats, but flats are recommended. And pencil skirts should never be worn with flats, they will make your legs look stubby. Tight skirts usually call for loose blouses whereas loose/full skirts usually look better with a close-fitting top. Dresses are an easy way to look put together. Short dresses are in, as well as maxi and kneelength dresses. If you are wearing a short dress, please wear the appropriate underwear. Thongs are not appealing when the wind blows by and your dress lifts up. If you can, please wear a nude panty and even a slip. Slips sound “old-fashioned” and something your grandmother would wear, but it’s better to wear one to avoid a flashing. Slips aren’t just for short dresses, it’s appropriate to wear them with any type of dress and skirt because it eliminates panty-lines and it eases the

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Letters from Abroad | From Austria with Love

Abroad dining experiences free of unpleasant culture shock Hannah Werthan Staff columnist

When I went to Spain for three weeks during my junior year of high school, I was surprised to discover my complete dislike for Spanish food. As a proud resident of California, much of my childhood was spent tasting Mexican cuisine; in fact, no Monday night was complete without a burrito run after my dance class. However, as I soon discovered, my naivety was working against me.

To start, the “Mexican” food I had been indulging in was really more rooted in American tradition. The authenticity just wasn’t there. Secondly, Spanish food was entirely different and, since I did my home stay in Southern Spain, there was a substantial emphasis on seafood. I spent most of my days wishing I could rip out my stomach due to the illnesses I was contracting. Occasionally, when I couldn’t take it anymore, I would run away from my poor Madre’s cooking to the nearest McDonald’s and indulge in an oh-sofamiliar burger and fries. When I signed on to go to Austria, I had forgotten this entire episode but still had some reservations about what I was going to be able to eat here. As a lactose-intolerant non-pork eater, I knew the journey would be rough at times. From my limited knowledge

of Austrians, I knew these people loved their cheese and pork. In actuality, I was surprised at how accommodating this country is toward those who cannot digest dairy. In fact, the selection at the grocery store is extensive with both lactose-free and soymilk and lactose-free cheese products. I haven’t been so lucky with the meat selection but they do have some chicken and, of course, nothing beats peanut butter and jelly. I think my whole group would agree with that one. While it is true that I have gone to McDonald’s twice since arriving here, one run was solely for a much-needed Sprite fix, and I think I yearn to go to McDonald’s not as much for the food but more so for the memory of my dearly-beloved country, America. My goal has been to wean my way off this

delicious treat and start exploring all that Viennese food has to offer. For example, a few nights ago, I had Weiner Schnitzel and it was like heaven in the form of veal. (Sorry, baby cow.) It may have cost a tad more than McDonalds, but I would gladly throw down a few extra euro to not spend my semester clinging to the familiar. My favorite eating experiences so far have been the times I’ve spent at the kaffeehauses. While I haven’t gotten used to the stronger but smaller amounts of coffee, I have gotten very used to the various cakes and pastries these shops have to offer. The most famous treat is the sachertorte, a chocolate explosion of flavor. My personal favorite thus far has been the truffeltorte because the chocolate is richer.

Overall, it’s hard to go wrong when you enter one of the many kaffeehauses here. Luckily, we do so much walking here that I don’t even feel bad about my frequent chocolate indulgences. Will I be able to survive an entire semester here? I had my doubts before coming here, but, at least on the food front, I seem to be doing a lot better than expected. My semi-dependence on such staples as Nutella and overly-priced cereal derive more from a combination of my inability and unwillingness to cook real meals than a lack of options. Therefore, I encourage everyone considering a study abroad to not worry about the food selection. You will survive, and you might gain a little bit of appreciation for food made outside of America. There is food happiness just waiting to be found all over the world.

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He Said | Demon Deacons, let’s talk about sex

Sex should not be tagged as taboo That’s what she said

George W. Bush and his wife Laura call each other “Bushie.”

The fifth season of NBC’s extremely popular mockumentary television show, The Office, is now available on DVD. Now you can watch the developing Jim and Pam romance and Michael’s return after starting his own paper company as many times as you want. Starring Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Ed Helms and many more, the show now has a huge fan base. The box set includes a library of deleted scenes and commentary, giving you more Office humor to enjoy.

Top 10 Odd Allergies You may be coughing and sneezing, but just be glad you don’t have one of these strange allergies.

Ae’Jay Mitchell Staff columnist

So let’s talk about sex! Yes! S-E-X! The Real Bang Theory! As I write this, memories of that dreaded Sunday school class nearly a decade ago comes rushing into my mind. “Missionary,” I asked, “How did Mary have baby Jesus without having sex?” After swiftly being tossed out of the classroom for “inappropriate behavior,” I remember sitting in the pastor’s office being so confused as to why me saying the word sex had all of sudden been labeled as an offense punishable by eternal damnation! At the same time, however, my curiosity for this “evil taboo” known as sex quickened. I wanted to know more, as quickly as possible. I, for some unknown reason, had the natural human response of wanting what I could not have, of penetrating this mysterious subject that got the usually stoic Sunday school teacher into a mad frenzy.

Thankfully, my mother was very understanding of my question and was able to have a serious conversation with me about the ins and outs of sexuality, without vulgarity, but with responsibility. Surprise! It can happen! Who would have guessed it, right? So, let’s talk about sex! In beginning this dialogue, I would like to present to you a list of some of my thoughts concerning the “big, bad sex:” It is not evil – unless you make it so! Why is it that sex always falls under this category of the taboo “not to do?” I believe it is because we, as a nation still reaching for the approval of our puritanical fore-fathers, are afraid to talk about sex. We create it to be this proverbial “boogey man” that will contaminate your reproductive organs, leaving naïve minds to search alone through the myths and legend presented through television and internet. Hello – do we really want to learn about sex from the vulgarity and irresponsibility shown in Jolly Long Schlong Goes to Vegas: Part Two? I for damn sure am glad my teacher was one a bit more articulate than “oh yeah baby right there. Good thing I used a condom. Sex has no consequences at all. We can fit so many sex organs on this one strip of film!” This miscommu-

Love hurts, but rejection hurts more — especially when it lands you in jail. Ouch. In Columbus, Ohio, police arrested 20-year-old Stephfon Bennett, a suspect in a home robbery. Bennett one of three men who robbed a couple on Sept. 6, was caught when he returned to the scene of the crime two hours later. Why would he go back? — To ask one of the victims out on a date. The woman recognized Bennett and had a relative call 911. He was arrested in front of the home and arraigned on a charge of aggravated robbery two days later. Bennett was being held in the Franklin County jail on $100,000 bail. Looks like he was just looking for love in all the wrong places.

Drink of the Week Swine Cooler

The university has made it into national news for rapid spread of H1N1 across the campus. Whether you’re sick or have successfully avoided it, you can still enjoy this tasty drink! 2 oz. white or red wine 5 oz. lemon-lime soda Ice cubes Mix wine and soft drink together. Pour into a drinking glass. Add ice. Enjoy — but try not to share cups!

excuse for marriage – unless you make it so! Do not get me wrong, I am not knocking anyone’s decision to wait until you are married to have sex. I just offer this idea: If the sole reason for your marriage is to have guiltless sex, then it would behoove you to save your parents’ money and not get married, or plan for a possible divorce as soon as possible, as in – yesterday! It is not a benchmark that one must reach by a certain chronological age – period! Just because you are in college now does not mean you all of a sudden must jump on the sex horse and start galloping away. It’s your most valuable gift, so hold on to it until you are ready to give it away. Wake Forest takes enough of your money, you don’t have to give them your sexuality as well! Stay true to you! Your sexual core will thank you later! I will stop at those six for now! As my column continues, perhaps this list will grow longer. For now, I will let it rest here in anticipation of your forthcoming dialogue. Have any responses, concerns or feedback, send them my way. “He Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one guy’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact him with your feedback or ideas at mitcaa7@

Surrender to Sudoku

1. Water 2. Sun 3. Cold 4. Anaphylaxis (Exercise) 5. Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (Computers) 6. Kissing (Saliva) 7. Caffeine 8. Nickel 9. Plastic 10. Wood

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nication drives sex to the darkness of mischievousness, lending it to be labeled evil! It is not abnormal -– unless you make it so! Breaking News Wake Forest: ALL HUMANS HAVE SEXUAL ORGANS AND MULTIPLE ERROGENOUS ZONES THAT WERE WIRED IN OUR BIOLOGICAL DNA BEFORE WE WERE PUSHED FROM OUR COMFORTABLE WOMBS THROUGH OUR MOTHERS’ BIRTH CANALS! Must I say more on this topic? It is not vulgar – unless you make it so! Sexuality and intercourse are one of the most beautiful dances nature blesses us with. When we belittle it with whorish practices, derogatory descriptions, and drunken necessity — vulgarity roars through this intimate artwork like a hurricane, leaving nothing but a fluid filled landscape of heartlessness and nothingness. It is not cheap – unless you make it so! Sex is worth more than a label or marketing tool! It is more than a click away to the numerous free pornography Web sites. Sex becomes cheap when we allow ourselves to place a tangible value on it. When left in the realm of the body and the spirit, it is the richest possession you will ever own! It is not an

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Movie Review | Inglourious Basterds

Overly gory Tarantino film disgusts audience By R. Hunter Bratton | Asst. opinion editor

After struggling to find the most tasteful, yet direct, way to voice my opinion of Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, Inglourious Basterds, I have decided that a movie which I found to be ghastly, completely unsavory and even disgusting at times deserves no stretch of elegance on my part. So I present my best effort to properly address my sentiments rds Inglourious Basterds ttheo w afilm: it sucked; Starring | Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger and I want my Eli Roth money Director | Quentin Tarantino back. Who’s it for? | Those who like T h e needless gore and implausibility. gruesome Running Time | 2 hours 33 mins. nature of men and Rating | (out of 5) womenwas ro m a n t i cally exaggerated to the point of ridiculousness with the absurd nature of the movie’s plot being the only factor to one-up the unimaginable gore within the two and a half hours of disgust. Obviously, saying a movie was “the worst you have ever seen,” sounds a little over the top; so in order not to seem exaggeratory, I shall only say that I would rather sit by myself, in the dark, for the whole of next Friday night rather than to watch this move for a second time. Before the Tarantino fans suggest that my head be beaten in with a wooden baseball bat, a swastika be carved into my forehead with a bowie knife, I be burned alive in a locked room or my skull be filled with round after round of machine gun bullets (all horrible forms of torture which are inspired by scenes from their newest favorite movie), let me give them my best attempt at partisanship. Many critics who know more about good cinema than me are raving over this feature. The French, who are the voice of cinema entertainment in modern times, stood unanimously with rejoice and applauded the film for over 11 minutes at the Cannes Film Festival this year when it finally ended and the credits began to roll. Yet, I would wager most of these viewers applauded out of sheer astonishment that something so terrible would ever be reeled, a few were just trying

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Inglourious Basterds received rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, but left some audience members grossed out and disappointed. to land a part in Tarantino’s next film by gaining his liking and others applauded because now they could go to the bathroom. The movie itself was arranged into five chapters and followed a band of Jewish-Americans who, after fleeing their occupied native lands, returned under the command of a crazy leader from Tennessee who demanded that each soldier return to him the scalps of 100 Nazis. In order to get these scalps, the band of brothers terrorized Nazi officials in occupied France and left no survivors along their way without a swastika across their foreheads. I hope not to suggest that enjoying this film means one is necessarily a bad person, only that in order to

enjoy watching this film one must enjoy watching people endure much pain and suffering in their last moments. If you enjoy watching movies that have some shred of plausibility within them, you will not enjoy this movie. If you take pleasure in character depth, complexity of screen-star interactions and plot evolution, you will detest this film. Tarantino’s newest showing is completely predictable in that one only has to imagine what would be the most absurd and gory thing that could possibly occur next to foresee the unfolding plot. In my opinion, it is definitely a movie for renting, if even that.

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Duke alum brings ethical clothing line Devil author delivers more fun chick-lit By Chantel O’Neal | Asst. life editor

Proving that it’s possible to be fashionable and socially responsible, one Duke University alumna has taken a stand by launching School House, her own ethically produced clothing line. Rachel Weeks, 26, visited the university on Friday, Sept. 4, hosting an informal meet-andgreet to publicize her new brand of ethical, collegiate clothing now sold in the Deacon Shop. “I wanted to start a trendy line, more fashion influenced than typical collegiate lines,” Weeks said. “It’s not the same box lettered T-shirt for every school … We really try to get as involved as we can on the ground.” The brand has also developed collections for Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, East Carolina, Appalachian State and Yale, and it will soon expand to include Harvard. Weeks and designer Colleen McCann, the company’s creative director, visit each school, see the sites and speak with students to find their inspiration for each collection. The clothes aren’t the only thing that sets School House apart. Weeks’ goal is to support an ethical manufacturing process by implementing living wages, the minimum wage necessary for shelter, food and other basic needs. “In addition to getting a great fitting product, you are supporting our living wage factory in Sri Lanka,” Weeks told one university student. The brand’s first three orders, from Duke, UNCChapel Hill and Wake Forest, allowed Weeks to open the factory and start production in January of this year. The factory’s 55 employees earn at least $165 per month, two to three times as much as the wages that other manufacturers in Sri Lanka pay. To establish a living wage pay structure, Weeks consulted with the Apparel Industry Labor Rights Movement, as well as a number of trade unions and labor rights organizations in Sri Lanka. And she isn’t stopping there. Not only will she use School House’s new factory to promote living wages across the manufacturing industry, but she hopes to demonstrate employee-support in other ways.

By Samantha Hoback | Staff writer

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Although Rachel Weeks graduated from one of the university’s rivals, Duke University, she is now bringing her ethical clothing line to our campus “The women over there have continued to come up with ways to support the factory and help them,” Weeks said. “It can be as simple as English classes or learning how to work a computer.” It’s no coincidence that Weeks works in an industry where women make up the majority of her consumers, as well as her employees. Since she graduated in 2007 with a major in women’s studies, Weeks has always expressed an interest in women’s issues. Her honors thesis on the intersection of fashion, feminism and globalization led to a Fulbright fellowship, allowing her to continue research in Sri Lanka. “I’ve seen a lot of societal problems through the lens of gender, and I always wanted to do something to help other women. But I also love

clothes and fashion,” she said. “Those two always seemed to be at odds – well, until now.” School House is a way in which Weeks can combine her interests, along with her entrepreneurial spirit. “It’s not kind of everything I am – it is everything I am,” Weeks said. Weeks hopes that School House will continue to grow both in size, becoming a national collegiate apparel distributor, and in influence, demonstrating and supporting the shift toward ethical manufacturing practices. Currently, the company is looking for brand representatives and student interns. “Nobody understands our market better than them,” Weeks said. Students interested in working at School House’s head office in Greensboro can contact Weeks at


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As part of the upcoming Theater Studio Series, sophomores Elliot Lerner and Rebecca Speas work in a little rehearsal time as they prepare for “Crazy Eights,” directed by Mike Discepelo.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada comes a new novel about love, friendship and life in the big city. Lauren Weisberger’s third novel, Chasing Harry Winston, lives up to the author’s witty, bubbly reputation. New York City is where friends Emmy, Leigh and Adriana call home. Emmy dreams of the perfect life with a house in the Hamptons and 2.5 kids running around the yard. Unfortunately, her plans are put on hold when her boyfriend of five years dumps her for his personal trainer. Ironically, the personal training sessions were a gift from Emmy. Leigh works in publishing and is one half of Manhattan’s perfect couple. Although she is dating one of the most recognized names in football, a man who is completely in love with her and devoted to her, she feels suffocated, unhappy and, as a result, guilty. Adriana is the daughter of a famous Brazilian supermodel. Since childhood, her perfect figure and flawless face have produced a constant flow of attention from men, photographers and agents. However, she still relies on her parents financially and is burdened by their sporadic visits and controlling ways. With the help of her friends, she realizes that her life is empty without commitment. The girls come together one Saturday night at the Waverly Inn, one of their favorite New York City restaurants, where they resolve to make some major life changes: Emmy vows to end her string of long-term relationships. Leigh puts her life in perspective and realizes that she needs to reconsider her perfect relationship. And Adriana decides it’s time to find Mr. Right. Throughout the year, the girls’ lives take them in many different directions. Emmy quits her job to pursue her dream of working in the food industry. She travels to Paris and the Middle East, where she meets new men and learns first-hand the definition of “hooking-up.” Leigh immerses herself in her work, taking on a challenging but exceedingly talented author who is writing his first comeback novel. A strange attraction compromises both Leigh’s professional and personal relationships. Adriana goes on a husband hunt and falls for one of Hollywood’s leading film producers. Despite her desire to revert back to her old ways, she learns the value of companionship and finds a new place to call home. She also puts her experience with men to good use and discovers the self-satisfaction of being a career woman. The novel is divided into sections with suggestive titles taken from quotes within the chapters. Phrases like “If you think it’s too big you don’t deserve it” and “Once they’re in they’re real” make the novel a real page-turner. This is the second novel by Weisberger that I have read. Her books are fresh and original with characters that are over-the-top yet lovable. The three girls may seem like stereotypical New York socialites, but they are actually more complex. Each girl deals with her own personal issues and grows as a character throughout the novel. Chasing Harry Winston is a fun, girly, comical and heartwarming story. Whether you have time between classes or 10 minutes before bed, this novel is worth reading.

Restaurant Review | Binky’s

Deacon Boulevard burger joint offers surprising variety By Eleanor Smith | Staff writer

“Odds & Ends” list, as they like to advertise it, features a variety of sides. At 2 p.m. on a Friday, Binky’s wasn’t It may include the usual fries and onion busting with burger lovers. This biker- rings, but some of the odder dishes are bar turned burger joint may serve deli- things like hot chips and dip, a carrot and ciously cheap eats, but the décor seems celery arrangement known as “sticks” to be slightly confused. Binky’s Burg- and “frings,” an intriguing combination ers & Fries is one of the new Deacon of French fries and onion rings. Boulevard hangouts Unfortunately, that replaced Pure the frings turned Binky’s Chrome. out to be a bit of a For those of you Location | 505 Deacon Blvd. disappointment, as who have been here Hours | 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Sat. a basket rolled out for more than three Serving | Burgers and more with fries on one months, you will side and onion rings remember the glory Dress | Casual on the other… I was days of Freddie B’s, Price Range | $10 - $20 expecting more of Ziggy’s and Pure a mutated onion (out of 5) Chrome. Unfortu- Rating | ring in the shape of nately, those aftera fry. hour hangouts saw But the menu their last days in late 2008. Now with didn’t just stop at fries. Binky’s offers the new school year Winston-Salem is three different vegetarian options such again trying to recreate a Franklin Street as a veggie burger, eggplant burger and feel with bars like Goobers, The Last a shroom burger. The diverse salad list Resort and Binky’s. But students are still is also surprising for this biker bar. So skeptical of whether these bars really will if you’re not diggin’ the meat and looklast more than a semester. ing for something a little lighter, try Binky’s, unlike it’s predecessor Pure the tuna salad, featuring thin slices of Chrome, not only functions as a venue grilled sashimi tuna on field greens, for for night events, but also now serves very only $6.25. inexpensive, greasy grub. The menu, As my friends and I sat down for lunch, however, is shockingly extensive. Their I was completely expecting to see two

options for burgers. Hamburger or cheeseburger, and would you like fries with that? But at Binky’s there are more burger options than most diners. No worries, they still have the traditional Binky Burger, topped with American cheese. But if you’re looking for a little flare, try the Bottom Bun Burger, a burger topped with onions, sautéed mushrooms, blue cheese and sour cream, served with the top of the bun on the bottom of the burger. Blue cheese, really? Yes, and blue cheese is only one of the cheese alternatives you can choose from. Binky’s offers a Build your own Burgers or Hot Dog option too, with cheese from American to provolone to mozzarella, and nine different sauces, including peanut butter! I know what you’re probably thinking. With these options, the burger prices are probably astronomical. But no, none of the burgers are over $7. It’s pretty rare to be able to fine a salmon burger for only $6.25 and a Base, Build Your Own Burger for only $3.50. But it’s true. For three burgers, waters, and a side of frings, I spent only $20. At that price, I felt it only right to “splurge” and treat my friends. Not too bad for the selection Binky’s offers. But there is one little catch. You’re clearly not paying for fine dining. In fact,

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Though their success with students has yet to be seen, Binky’s is off to a good start with a large menu and good prices. dishes aren’t even served on plates, but rather in red and white checkered baskets. The burgers, while not small, aren’t exactly large either. Binky’s burgers can be described as a slightly larger form of a slider. But we didn’t walk away hungry. Binky’s is a great place to go for a quick, cheap bite to eat. The service was very

attentive, which was to be expected since we were three of maybe seven people in the restaurant. If you’re looking for a slightly upscale version of Cook-Out, Binky’s is the place for you. So try it sooner rather than later, who knows how long this burger-bar will last!

B8 Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Event Preview | Secrest Artist Series

CD Review | Aim and Ignite

New band mirrors The Format Secrest starts the By Kyle Lawrence | Staff writer

Readers old enough to have been hanging around this campus for the past four years will likely remember the Guster concert in Wait Chapel in 2006. Opening for that show was The Format, an Arizona indie pop outfit chiefly comprised of the guitar work of Sam Means and vocals of Nate Ruess. It’s likely that many readers have listened to The Format, adopted them as a “favorite band” for a spell, or had their track “The First Single” tucked away on their iPod in some obscure playlist. Sadly for fans, The Format parted ways in early 2008. Officially on hiatus from The Format, Nate Ruess has since gone on to form a new project. The new band, fun. (lowercase and punctuation both necessary), showcases Ruess and the combined talents of former Anathallo drummer Andrew Dost and Steel Train guitarist Jack Antonoff. Formed just a few months after Nate split with his former partners, fun. recently released their debut album, Aim and Ignite. Fans of The Format should hardly be disappointed by

the album; neither should fans of Anathallo or Steel Train. But, one mustn’t get selfish when confronted with new bands such as these. They often aren’t identical to the identities of their member’s previous bands, and anyone expecting a carbon copy of the pop gems that The Format churned out or the rolling orchestrations that Anathallo still produce will be left wanting. This is not to say that fun. has attempted to reinvent the wheel, however. Listeners will find that elements of the old hits still surface on the new record, and the direction of the album as a whole picks up quite specifically where The Format’s last LP, Dog Problems, left off. Like Dog Problems, fun.’s Aim and Ignite features the helium range vocals and lyricism of Nate Ruess. This time though, vocals take a commanding presence. There is a sense that Nate has become enamored with his own voice – a feat that is hardly unjustified, as he’s quite the talent. With this new focus on vocals as the primary instrument, fun.’s style sometimes borders more on Broadway show tunes than indie pop rock. Tracks such as “Be Calm” and “At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)” demonstrate this well; their arrangements feature galloping vocal melodies and sing-alongs, along with lush instrumentation that remind one of theat-

rics. The Format’s track “Dog Problems” showed glimpses of this development, but fun. has implemented it across an album. Lyrically, fun. tackles themes arguably more mature than those The Format grappled with. Whereas in the old band Nate Ruess sang about coming of age and how he reviles certain girls for their crimes against his romantic life, fun. finds him singing about forgiveness and the pitfalls of frivolous friendships. It’s a wholesale change and one that shows considerable progression towards adulthood. Ultimately though, there is a piece of the album to please just about everyone who carried expectations. Those who liked The Format’s slower, acoustically driven song “On Your Porch “will enjoy the fun. song “The Gambler”. Fans of Steel Train’s unbridled guitar solos will find parallels in fun.’s “Take Your Time (Coming Home).” But moreover, all of the witty and heartfelt lyrical acumen that The Format became known for still persists. If any of the aforementioned bands were familiar, Aim and Ignite is an album worth at least a listen. Both lyrically and musically, the album delivers. And for those who enjoy that listen, fun. will be performing at Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill on Sept. 19.

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Angela Hewitt will open this year’s Secrest Artist Series on Thursday, Sept. 17. By Jacob Eichhorn | Contributing writer Each year, Secrest Artist Series presents to the university and Winston-Salem communities a menagerie of phenomenal performers. The pristine sounds soar across the concert hall, enveloping us in our artistic sensibilities. This year’s series opener will do just that. “When I was a kid, I dreamt of being in a musical because I loved to sing and dance. Perhaps that’s why I am so preoccupied with making the piano do the same,” Angela Hewitt said. We can expect the storytelling-magic of a musical to transmit through her fingertips, masterfully caressing each note with subtle sensitivity. Hewitt’s performance will open with Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B flat Major, BWV 825. Hewitt, as always will execute the song with precision and immaculate emotion not known to Bach’s day, and will engross us in her musical finesse. She is heralded as the “pre-eminent

Bach pianist of our time” and was named the Gramophone Artist of the Year for 2006 because of her 11-year project to record all of Bach’s major keyboard works. She will also be playing Mendelssohn, Schumann and Beethoven, which surely will not disappoint. Her performance will satisfy the amateur listeners with her aesthetic prowess. It will also satisfy the critical listeners by invoking a string of emotions that will forever be etched upon the mind. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Brendle Recital Hall (Scales Fine Arts Center). For tickets and information, call 336-758-5757 or visit wfu. edu/secrestartists.


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