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Mag Room closed for health code

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By Renee Slawsky | Asst. news editor

Goldman Sachs’ earnings overshadowed by fraud case Goldman Sachs Group Inc., reported blow-out quarterly earnings on April 20, but investors appeared to focus on the U.S. fraud case against the bank as Britain’s market watchdog launched its own probe. Goldman’s results, which failed to boost its shares, came four days after the Securities and Exchange Commission accused the dominant Wall Street bank of defrauding investors by failing to say that a hedge fund manager bet against a Goldman subprime debt product.

Toy Museum in Old Salem to close Old Salem will close its Toy Museum on May 17, officials said on April 19. The museum is talking to several auction houses about the toy collection. With such a specialized collection, it’s difficult to know how much money will be raised.

President, First Lady to spend weekend in Asheville President Obama and his wife are planning to spend the weekend of April 24 and 25 in nearby Asheville. The White House announced on April 17 that the president and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Asheville on Friday and stay for the weekend. The Obamas will have no public events while there but this will be their first visit to the region.

No charges filed in text message suicide case

By Ken Meyer | Staff writer When students return to campus for the fall semester, they will notice changes at the University Stores. Donald “Buz” Moser, executive director of business services for the university, highlighted how developments in the store’s business model are meant to make the store more accessible to students and further meet their needs. “The biggest change will be sharing textbook information online prior to the start of classes,” Moser said. Two to three weeks before the first day of the fall semester, information for all required and recommended texts will be available online at wfustores. com. Though the site is still in the development phase now, the titles, authors, ISBN numbers and prices of each book will be listed for all classes by the end of the summer. Students will then have two options. First, once this Web site is functional, it will allow students to order books online, pay for them with a credit card, and pick them up at the University Bookstore. Second, having this information at their fingertips will grant students the opportunity to search for lower prices elsewhere. “Some students are on textbook scholarships and want new books. For other students, price is everything. Our challenge will be to get the right mix of new, used, and rental books to accommodate the needs of all students,” Moser said. Another initiative that Moser and his staff have committed to for next fall is textbook rentals, and these rentals will be significantly cheaper than buying used. In this first attempt, a limited number of titles will be available to rent. “We want to work the kinks out with this first iteration . . . we’re fully committed to a textbook rental program,” he said. Throughout the past year, the University Bookstore has begun to implement a Recycle and Rewards program. After receiving a reusable bag when they purchased their textbooks, students could bring

Additional rumors spread that speculated that the Magnolia Room had been closed by the state health department for an issue or infraction, such as food contamination, that was discovered during an inspection. “Someone told me they thought they found a cockroach,” freshman Natasha Gullifer said. The day after the closing of the Mag Room, the university Student Government teamed up with ARAMARK to provide students with an explanation for the closing.

A mass email sent out by each student’s Student Government representative simply said the Mag Room was closed to “better serve Wake Forest students” and that it was “asked to upgrade their facilities before they continued serving.” While this did significantly clear up many of the ridiculous rumors, students still were left wondering what that really meant. Were the facilities they were using most recently unsafe?

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Authorities said on April 20 that they will not file charges against the two boys who sent text messages to a Kernersville girl six days before the girl killed herself. No crime was committed in connection with Ashley Rogers’ death on April 14, Kernersville police said in a news release. Ashley, 15, a sophomore at Glenn High School, hanged herself in her home. Her parents said that they didn’t think she intended to kill herself, and they didn’t blame the boys who had sent text messages to their daughter.

With dining options on-campus already operating near full capacity, the closing of the Magnolia Room, places a strain on the Fresh Food Company during lunch. The Magnolia Room closed unexpectedly on April 14 with only ten days remaining till the end of the semester. Many students were shocked as to why the lunch food source closed quickly, without any explanation.

Immediately, rumors of a health violation spread like swine flu across the campus. Speculation swarmed of unsafe perishable foods and cleaning methods but, no student knew for sure exactly why the Mag Room had closed. “At first, I thought it closed because it was no longer meeting health and sanitation requirements,” freshman Brian Cotter said. “I mean, the Mag Room is clean to the eye but we don’t really know what goes on behind the scenes.”

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University Police launch campaign to curb crime on-campus By Cheryl Johnson | Staff Writer

It is not an uncommon sight to see students put their backpacks or laptops at a table and then leave. We students here at Wake Forest like to think that since we are attending this university that we do not have to worry about our personal belongings being stolen since we have such a respected Honor Code. However, lately, there has been a sharp increase in larceny over the past couple of months. Recently, the police department also has investigated break-ins and attempted break-ins of campus offices. “Students seem to have a false sense of security,” says Police Chief Regina Lawson. “Wake Forest is a public community. You wouldn’t leave your laptop or wallet sitting on a table at the mall,” she said. While laptops, cell phones and laptops are the hottest items being taken, bikes, book bags and credit cards are also becoming popular. The normal scenario is that a student will leave their back pack in a chair at the Pit to reserve their table while the grab some food and will come back and

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not think anything out of the order has occurred. However, once they go through their wallet later on, they discover that their credit cards are missing. In some more extreme cases, the student will not even know that their credit card is missing until they receive the bill with unknown charges on it. “Students should check their credit cards at least once a day,” says Lawson. With the increase in larceny on the campus, many students wonder if there is any way to ensure that their personal property does not end up in unwanted hands. One way is to register all your small portable electronics. These items include iPods, cameras and phones. To register these items visit wfu.edu/police/formop-id and fill in all your personal items in the form. When the items are registered, it is easier to return the items to their rightful owners. Additionally if the item somehow ends up in a pawn shop, the police will be notified that “Item A” with “Serial Number A” is trying to be sold at the pawn shop.

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Signs, in the Fresh Food Company, are part of the campus-wide effort by University Police to educated students about the risks of leaving items, like wallets and cell phones, unattended.

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The 12 things that we are most excited about the fast approaching summer and the nice weather it brings.

Sophmore, Reed Perry plans to bike across the country for cancer research with three friends this summer.

In Other News •Graduate Schools recognized in Top 50 | A3 • Former Dean writes Parent’s College Handbook | A3

Opinion | A4 Understanding Investments and Money Brian Amrine discusses how an investment portfolio increases in net worth.


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Brieflies Students recognized for their commitment to volunteering The high level of volunteerism by students has helped the University win national recognition for community service. Nearly 60 percent of the University’s students, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students, contributed nearly 100,000 hours of service last year. That was among the factors that helped the university earn a place on The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2009. The honor roll gives federal recognition to universities and colleges for their commitment to volunteering and community service. This is the fourth year that the University has achieved recognition on the Honor Roll, which was created in 2006.

Communication professor rights volume on technology Communication professor Ananda Mitra has recently written a volume of books about the complex problems and issues generated by the widespread adoption of digital technology. The first six books in “The Digital World” series will be released in June. Each book is about 120 pages long and addresses a specific issue about digital technology. Mitra is chair of the Department of Communication, but he also has a bachelor’s degree in technology from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India.

Spring Student Choreographic Concert April 22-24 The Spring Student Choreographic Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 22-April 24 and again at 2 p.m. on April 25 in the MainStage Theatre. The concert will feature 13 student works will cost $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.

Family Weekend 2010 scheduled Family Weekend 2010 will be held the weekend of October 1-3. Registration for the weekend begins on July 1. Parents and families are encouraged to book hotel reservations early.

University Fellows for 2010-11 announced The highly competitive University Fellows Program recently announced their fourteen Fellows for the various departments. Everything from Alumni Relations to the Office of Student Life was honored a Fellow.

PricewaterhouseCoopers announces grants to University PricewaterhouseCoopers has announced that it is awarding $150,00 to the University as a part of a broader effort to promote and support the recruitment and advancement of diverse students within the accounting profession.

PAVE Creative Group fundraiser A bicycle collection benefiting Bikes for the World will be held on April 24 at Maple Springs Methodist Church. The fund-raiser ships bikes overseas for low-income families.

Janice Detter: Social Entrepreneurship By Sara Olson | Staff writer

Jan Detter’s received her BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has worked in the field of visual arts for the past thirty years, and currently teaches entrepreneurship classes as an adjunct at the university. Detter is not only a teacher, but an artist, businesswoman, and passionate community activist. During her first three years at the university, Detter taught classes in art and spirituality within the Divinity School. Now, however, Detter teaches Social Entrepreneurship, Arts Entrepreneurship and Creativity and Innovation. “These classes are very exciting to me in terms of class mix,” Detter said. “My students have to develop broad skill sets, but what is most important is for them to be in touch with their ability to be creative and open to creativity — whether going to be an accountant, theatrical producer, minister, hedge fund managers.” She continued, “The biggest thing that gets me excited is helping my students understand how to keep

an open mind and an open perspective about where life is going to take them. Because that’s been a big piece of what my life’s about.” Detter has worked as an artist in residence, served as an executive director of two visual arts organizations in Virginia and North Carolina and owned a design gallery in Greensboro for eight years. The gallery, called Urban Artifacts, was the first in the South to hold an inventory of such a multidimensional nature: it contained works from across the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. “It was the first time in the South that a gallery had been designed based on the integration of works by industrial designers, craftsmen, artists, you name it,” Detter said. “We pushed the boundaries between fusion and form,” she continued. “One of the things I liked the most about working at Urban Artifacts was recognizing how unbelievably diverse the world is in terms of artistic expression.” After the birth of her daughter Zoe, Detter stopped working at Urban Artifacts and took the opportunity to get involved in the WinstonSalem community.

In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, Detter created “Birdfest,” a fundraising event that has consistently raised more than $50,000 a year for the past 15 years. “Birdfest is a weekend event that brings together artists, citizens, students and some people who just want to be artists,” said Detter. “These people create, donate and buy between 300 and 400 pieces of art. And that builds a house.” Expounding on the combination of art and charity, Detter said, “Art is not just an object to obtain – it’s something that teaches us about what it is to be human. And if you can attach selling art to doing something wonderful in the world, that’s a pretty good deal from my perspective.” Detter is currently serving her second term on the board of directors at Habitat. As far as she knows, she is the only artist that has ever served on the board in WinstonSalem, but hopes that will change in the future. “I really do hope that we will see artists take a more active role in civic life beyond just the category of art. We are citizens as well as artists,” Detter said.

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Detter, who feels that “education without service is a tragedy,” is encouraging students at the university to take a more dynamic role in the community of WinstonSalem. “Part of why I’m so excited about teaching social entrepreneurship is the opportunity to tie a lot of what we’re learning about creativity into ways in which the world can be altered because we’ve been born into it,” Detter said. “We are here to work and to serve,” she continued. “And there is a creative way to do both. The question to ask is: where can my skills meet the world’s needs?” In the upcoming months, Detter will be working in collaboration with the Enrichment Center, an educational facility for adults with developmental disabilities. “We’re going to teach them (students at the Center) how to do architectural mosaics to be installed in the entrance to the facility,” Detter said, “primarily with found materials and alternative mosaic techniques.” In the fall, Detter will teach a global textiles class at Salem College in addition to her classes at the university.

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• A student offender was was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, natcotics and growing marijuana at 10:05 p.m. April 12 in Collins Residence Hall. • A student was a victim of a simple assault in Manchester Athletic Center at 10:31 a.m. April 14. • A student was a victim of an hit and run outside Palmer and Piccolo Residence Halls at 2:32 a.m. April 17. • Unknown subject(s) damaged persona property in Lot Q at 12:51 p.m. April 17.

• Unknown subject(s) removed an iPod from a desk drawer from a secured office in Winston Hall between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 10. • Unknown subject(s) removed unspecified property from the Miller Athletic Center between 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. on April 12. • Unknown subject(s) removed property from the Manchester Athletic Center at 12:08 p.m. on April 14. • Unknown subject(s) removed unspecified property from Efird Residence Hall at 2:52 p.m. on April 14.

• Unknown subject(s) removed property from Babcock Residence Hall at 12:55 p.m. on April 14. • Unknown subject(s) removed property from Reynolda Hall between 2:10 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on April 14. • Unknown subject(s) removed property from the Benson University Center at 7:06 p.m. on April 14. • Unknown subject(s) removed property from Winston Hall at 2:45 p.m. and 4:50 on April 15. • Unknown subject(s) broke into Reynolda Hall at 12:49 a.m. on April 16.


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Professional Schools ranked in top 50 in the country By Cheryl Johnson | Staff Writer

Wake Forest’s law, business and medical schools all ranked in the top 50 in the 2011 issue of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” which was published by U.S. News & World Report. The law s c h o o l ranks 38th among the nation’s top law schools; our MBA program is ranked 46th this year while our parttime MBA program ranked 31st; and our School of Medicine ranked 33rd in primary care and 44th in research. “We are excited that our collegiate university model, which grounds pro-

fessional education in the tradition and strength of the liberal arts and sciences, is being recognized for the value that it delivers to our students and graduates,” Jill Tiefenthaler, provost and professor of economics, said. “Wake Forest’s law, business and medical schools each have proud traditions grounded in the practice of the classical professions with skill, creativity and a deep commitment to service in keeping with the University’s motto, Pro Humanitate,” she said. These rankings are based on two types of data: the opinion of experts about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and student input. This data comes from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 14,000 academics and professionals that were conducted in fall 2007. To gather the opinion data, they asked deans, program directors and senior faculty to judge the academic quality of programs in their field on a scale of one (“marginal”) to five (“outstanding”).

In business, education, engineering, law, and medicine, they also surveyed professionals who hire new graduates. The statistical indicators used in our rankings of business, education, engineering, law, and medical schools fall into two categories: inputs, or measures of the qualities that students and faculty bring to the educational experience, and outputs, measures of graduates’ achievements following graduation linked to their degrees. Different output measures are available for different fields; as a result, the indicators used in the models vary. In business, the value of students’ education can be gauged by their starting salaries after graduation and by how long it takes them to find jobs. In law, we look at the time it takes new grads to get jobs, plus state bar exam passage rates. Every school’s performance is presented relative to the other schools with which it is being compared. A school with an overall score of 100 did not necessarily top out on every indi-

cator; rather, it accumulated the highest composite score. A school’s rank reflects the number of schools that sit above it; if three schools are tied for the number one spot, the next school will be ranked number four, not two. Tied schools are listed alphabetically. If an accrediting body exists for a discipline or professional preparation program, they use the list of accredited programs at the time our survey is constructed to define the population of schools or programs to be considered in our ranking. In a very few instances, schools or programs may be excluded, usually because of restricted access, because a program is too young to permit gathering of all the data needed to compute indicators based on multiyear data, or because a program is not fully accredited by the appropriate accrediting agency. The list of law schools contains virtually all schools in the United States accredited by the American Bar Association. We consult the American Medical

Association and the American Osteopathic Association for lists of accredited medical schools, and AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, for accredited master’s programs in business located in the United States. For the fields of engineering and education, they use the Survey of Earned Doctorates and other resources to develop our lists of schools. The list of engineering schools is similar but not necessarily identical to the list of engineering schools having programs accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Each year, U.S. News sends an extensive questionnaire to each school for each of the disciplines of business, education, engineering, law and medicine. When the surveys are returned, U.S. News and World Report analyzes the data for errors, large changes, or inconsistencies. Errors and anomalies are resolved in concert with the school, which then verifies data stored in their database.

Doctor patents new fiber solar cells Book: Modernizing ways to order textbooks Continued from Page A1

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David Carroll, the director of the university’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, has developed a more efficient and less expensive fiber solar cell.

Director of Nanotechnology Center develops more efficient fiber solar cell By Cheryl Johnson | Staff writer Wake Forest has received the first patent for a new solar-cell technology that can double the energy production of today’s flat cells at a fraction of the cost. David Carroll is director of Wake Forest’s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, which has developed this more efficient and less expensive fiber solar cell. The new solar cells are made from millions of miniscule plastic fibers that can collect sunlight at oblique angles- even when the sun is rising and setting. The flat-cell technology that came before this captured light primarily when the sun was directly above, which limits the amount of light able to be captured throughout the day. Where a flat cell loses energy when the sun’s rays bounce off its shiny surface, the fiber-based design creates more surface area to confine the sun’s rays, trapping the light in the tiny fiber “cans” where it bounces around until it is absorbed almost completely. What this means for those of us who are not really science-literate is that there

is a much greater energy production with fiber-based cells producing about twice as many kilowatt hours per day as standard flat cells. “It comes at a pretty high price to be green,” said David Carroll. “This device can make a huge difference.” Carroll envisions several key uses for fiber cells: green building, bringing power to developing countries and revolutionizing the power grid. Professor Carroll lives in Winston-Salem with his family, where he is an avid bagpipe player with Deep River Pipes and Drums in Greensboro. Carroll’s primary research interests are: growth, assembly and characterization of novel nanostructures, nanophotonics and the quantum-functional properties of nanophase blends, organic nanocomposite devices including organic photovoltaics, lighting systems, and IR sensors, biomedical-nanotechnology including nano-enabled hyperthermia based approaches to cancer treatment, advanced/ responsive tissue scaffolding technology and biology-technology signal transduction. Since becoming a faculty member, Professor Carroll has published over 200 articles in scholarly journals such as PRL, APL, Advanced Materials, and NanoLetters with an h-index of 32. He has pub-

lished one text book: One Dimensional Metals, edited two books, written three book chapters, and holds seven patents with eight more patent filings. Carroll is a frequent speaker at international conferences with more than 75 invited talks in the past few years. He is also a reviewer for 23 different journals, a regular panelist at NSF, SFI, DFG, AFOSR, ARO, and NASA, and is a frequent consultant to a number of industrial interests. He has been actively involved in two spin-off companies utilizing technologies from his labs. Carroll continues to maintain strong ties to the Max-Planck-Insitut für Festkörperforschung in Stuttgart Germany, the Department of Physics at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and the Department of Materials Science at Rice University. They are all collaborators in Carroll’s research group. The group focuses on the synthesis and applications of novel nanomaterials. They are particularly interested in how nanocomposites can be used to make high performance organic devices such as photovoltaics, lighting and display systems, and sensors. “We’ve been able to show that with a standard absorber we can collect more of the photons,” Carroll said.

this bag back to receive discounts when making purchases at the store. Moser described how the system received recognition on a national level: it was the runner- up in the competition for the National Innovation Achievement Award sponsored by the National Association of College Stores. “And next year, we’re improving upon that system,” Moser said. Students will be given the option to swipe their ID when purchasing textbooks, permitting the store to keep track of those who should receive a future discount. Students should note, though, that this discount will not roll over from semester to semester; they must buy their textbooks from the University Bookstore each semester to receive it. On another level, the opt-in system will allow the store to email students the price that they will receive if they bring their books to the textbook buy-back at the end of the semester. “That helps,” Moser said. “A lot of students want to know whether its worth the trip. Plus, we’ll be able to email the students other pertinent and timely announcements.” Moser discussed, however, that it is not only the textbook store that will be implementing changes. Over the summer, the Hanes Mall Deacon Shop will be receiving a face-lift. By next semester, that shop will have expanded by 600 square feet and have been made consistent with the look of Wake Forest Athletics. “If you like the old one, you’re going to love the new one,” Moser said. But how did the staff of business services decide on these specific alterations? Moser highlighted a number of avenues from which he and his staff derived their initiatives. First, the Federal Government enacted the the Higher Education Opportunity Act in 2008. This act requires all universities to place the information for their textbooks online, and universities must acquire a plan for doing so by July of this year. On another note, this law also requires publishers to inform fac-

ulty of the price of all books and the changes to any new editions. In short, the part of the law that deals with textbooks is designed to decrease student costs and increase the professor’s knowledge of the text. Moser detailed, however, that the majority of the initiatives were derived from the minds of students. The Student Advisory Council is comprised of students from all class levels who are involved in different aspects of campus life. Andy Ronan, chair of this council, illustrated the council’s relationship with the staff of the university stores. “The Advisory Council is consulted about items that students may be interested in buying and what (the University Stores) could do to better fit students needs,” Ronan said. Ronan specifically outlined how his council made suggestions for the textbook rental program, the Recycle and Rewards program, and the implementation of the online listings. Ronan also described the Advisory Council’s successful pitch for new commencement caps and gowns made entirely from recycled materials. Moser also specified that these new caps and gowns would be roughly the same price as the old ones but would be made from nearly 100 percent recyclable material. Moser even hoped to allow any desiring students to donate their caps and gowns to a local high school by providing bins for them to put their caps and gowns in following commencement. Another avenue for the ideas for these initiatives is the student secret shopper program. Two years ago, the University Stores began hiring secret shoppers to provide customer service feedback based on their experiences at the stores. Any students interested in joining this program should contact Wes Johnson at johnwt6@wfu. edu. Other sources exist as well. Moser said, “The majority of these ideas are from student initiatives, from the Student Advisory Council, from student workers, from the Student Government, or from customers. We try to listen to what students want and implement initiatives that we believe will be embraced by the student body.”

Former Dean pens new college handbook for parents By Cheryl Johnson | Staff Writer

Most books for college parents dwell on the emotional and psychological challenges when their son or daughter “cuts loose” into the quasi-dependent, quasi-adult limbo of college. Here at last is an expert nutsand-bolts guide showing parents how to work corroboratively with their children to navigate the college bureaucracy — a labyrinth that at times seems perversely designed to frustrate parents at every turn, even on such basic matters as tuition and fees, grades, and disciplinary, legal and

medical problems which are written by this university’s own Helen Akinc, retired Dean of the Calloway Business School. Drawing on her 20 years of experience as a student affairs dean at a top-ranked national university, Akinc teaches college parents everything they need to know about policies and practices today in college administration, instruction and student services. The practical advice gathered in this handbook will empower college parents to extract enough information from the system to support, guide and monitor the academic career and general well-being of their college student — both on campus and off, in both routine and special situations. “I started noticing a while back that while parents, faculty and staff are all focused on doing what is best for the

student, sometimes it seems they don’t work together,” says Akinc when asked why she decided to write this book. “Parents want to be able to coach and advise their daughters and sons in a meaningful, effective way, but they don’t know how to do that because they often do not understand the process, the issues, and the constraints,” she said. “College is not an extension of high school. It is a completely different chapter in a person’s life and has to be approached differently.” This book was a culmination of many years for Akinc of collecting testimonials from students, parents, faculty and administrators across the country. “My purpose in writing this and my hope is that there will be an increased understanding of how things work at colleges and universities which will result in parents, faculty and staff

working together more effectively to produce the best possible learning outcome for the student,” says Akinc. The key features are a bibliography of suggested Web sites, readings and additional resources at the end of most chapters as well as a comprehensive index. One section of the book is comprised of interviews from students from a variety of schools who were asked what they wanted their parents to know. Some students made comments to the effect that parents seem to want to live through their sons and draughts and want to micromanage. “There are very interesting comments that new college parents need to see,” Akinc said. Another section includes suggestions from parents of alumni or current students to new college parents by pro-

viding some interesting advice about money and communication. There is also a chapter that deals with the issue of when and why one goes to college. “It really should not be a decision made on auto-pilot,” comments Akinc. “A university education is a significant investment in time, money, and effort and should be life-changing, stimulating, and transformative.” She also suggests that if the student is not ready to really focus on learning, a gap year should be taken as long as the student is then ready to jump in and truly work and learn both in and out of the classroom. She says, “If we are all working together corroboratively, that results in the very best outcomes for students. That’s what I’d like to see happen.”


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he weather is warm and the end of school is in sight. As we begin to grow concerned about our exams and final papers, we are comforted by the amount of pleasant distractions the university has to offer. The week of Springfest was full of excitement. We enjoyed doing the shag — and indulging in the free food and beer — at Shag on the Mag. The student body was very friendly and guys would even go up to girls and ask them to dance. We wish that the university was always such a chivalrous place. At the Seize the Quad, despite the fact that only three fraternities had open lounge parties, there was still a good turnout on the quad. We all enjoyed the late night pizza and the DJ played a variety of music. Earlier in the week, there was a free ice cream day to cool off and have a treat after classes. Indeed, any event involving free food wins our affection. In fact, Student Union had something to offer every day for Springfest this year. The Lilting Banchees had two performances during Springfest, which made the week even more fun. We think it is quite remarkable that this event is so popular on campus that students will arrive an hour before the start of the show to ensure they will be able to get in. It is truly an event that attracts every kind of student. Their performance was hilarious and we still have the words to “Earth Day Sex” stuck in our heads. In addition to the main events of Springfest, last weekend was also an opportunity for fraternities to have day parties, as the weather was so pleasant. It was a great opportunity to

party before the hellishness of preparing for exams began. In general, there was no excuse to be bored. We hope that the prospective students that came to campus, particularly those who came on Campus Day, were able to see how exciting it is to be a student at the university. Of course, while we were happy that so many students are interested in attending the university, they were also fairly annoying, which brings us to the other half of last week: the negative side. Sure, we had a great time at Shag on the Mag, but the price to get in was very high, especially for those of us who are under 21. Perhaps next year there could be two prices so those who can’t drink don’t have to contribute to the beer money. Additionally, Seize the Quad was supposed to be about letting the student body show that they can be responsible drinkers, and we felt that this was accomplished. Everyone seemed to be behaving themselves. However, students were still punished. Though the ALE was not allowed to go on the quad, they waited outside of Wait Chapel to “catch” students as they were leaving the party. While this is not related to Springfest, the closing of the Mag Room was most unfortunate. The Pit, already overcrowded, now faces an even bigger problem — a problem that students don’t want to deal with during this stressful time right before the end of the semester. That being said, we still had a great time last week. We hope that, in the future, we will not have to deal with the ALE as much and springtime at the university will just keep getting better. We’ll go ahead and say this was the best week this year.

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task, but an understanding of how money is created will help immensely. The money supply is controlled by the Federal Reserve, or the Fed, which was created in 1913 to support steady economic growth while keeping inflation under control. Brian Amrine For this reason, the U.S. Federal Guest columnist Reserve chairman has sometimes been called the most powerful man in the ast week, I explained the world. fundamentals of macroeconomics In fact, Time magazine named current using a sweatpants analogy to reveal the effect of changes in demand on chairman Ben Bernanke the 2009 person of the year. the country’s output (“Sweatpants useful The Fed mainly regulates the money in grasping economics,” Apr. 15). I will supply by buying and selling (primarily) continue deciphering macroeconomics government bonds, coined “open market this week, focusing specifically on operations.” something very dear to many hearts: The Fed manipulates the money supply money. in order to get banks to lend to each I have found that many people, other at what is called the target federal including finance majors, have the same funds rate. The Fed keeps this rate low relationship with money that they have when it wants to stimulate the economy with a computer: they know how to use it, but don’t understand how it is created. and high when it wants to avoid high inflation. This reality is quite disturbing because When the Fed wants to decrease the most of these same people are devoting federal funds rate, it increases the money or will devote some portion of their supply, either by printing cash or creating earnings to debt (bond) and equity electronic deposits, and getting this (stock) investments. money into the economy In fact, The Economist by buying government suggests that United bonds held by banks. States households The return on an investThe banks then create have begun and will even more money by continue to save a larger ment must compensate the investor for the risk that (typically) lending as portion of their income much as a mandated 10 as a result of the recent the borrower may not be percent reserve/deposit recession and financial able to pay back the money ratio will allow on their crisis. invested and the degree of new cash reserves. Households will When the Fed wants to subsequently invest difficulty inherent in conincrease the federal funds their higher savings in verting the investment into rate, it, thus, decreases more stocks, bonds, cash. the money supply certificates of deposit by selling some of its and other investments. holdings of government One common feature bonds and destroying the money it of these investments is that they require receives from the sale. the payment of money today for the The Fed’s money creation typically leads promise of money receipts in the future. Thus, it is a particularly important time to inflation because there is only so much that the economy can produce. As the for United States citizens to have a better demand for goods and services rises when understanding of the creation of money, consumers suddenly have more money, which should have implications on the companies raise prices, which helps tame return they expect to receive from their demand, so that they don’t run out of investments. goods and services. There are two important things one Thus, investors should generally expect must understand about money before higher inflation when the Fed signals considering how it is created. that it is increasing the money supply by It is important to realize that the reducing the federal funds rate and lower value of today’s dollar will only decrease inflation when the Fed is decreasing the in time.This phenomenon is called money supply. inflation. In addition, investors should also Second, purchasing power, which is consider potential “demand-driven” the amount of stuff one can buy with inflation, which is the type of inflation I one dollar, is worth more today than referred to in last week’s article. Inflation tomorrow. will be typically be higher during In other words, a fisherman would economic booms, when demand for rather buy and use a boat today than goods and services is higher, and lower have to wait five whole years to buy and during recessions. use it. Regardless of the source of inflation, The return on an investment must investors should demand a higher rate compensate the investor for both the fact of return on an investment when they that future cash receipts will be able to buy less that they would today (inflation) expect future inflation to be higher. While a closer familiarity with the and that the investor would prefer to microchips that make up a computer will have purchasing power today rather than not likely improve the user’s welfare, a in the future. general understanding of money creation In addition, the return must be and its impact on the value of money compensate the investor for the risk that will help the common investor better the borrower may not be able to pay comprehend what should be happening back the money invested and the degree to the rate of return he or she receives on of difficulty inherent in converting the investments. investment into cash. One of the most important Brian Amrine is a finance and components of the rate of return on mathematical economics major from Lewis an investment is expected inflation. Center, Ohio. Estimating future inflation is a daunting

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LE T T ER T O T H E ED I T O R We should all be presented as equals on graduation day this year This letter is to the senior class members of the Order of Twenty-Three, Wake Forest’s secret society. As you know, this past Tuesday all the seniors graduating in a few weeks sat down for a meeting in Wait Chapel. We learned when to arrive and where to be May 17 as we prepare for the ceremony (On a side note: Professor Tague you are an amazing teacher and an awesome person. Yes, I will remember Davis/Taylor 8 a.m. Thank you for making Cellular Biology such a fun class). As you know, we were all asked by the Office of the Provost to remove any specific tassels or medallions that would distinguish us on graduation day. We were told that on this day we graduate

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together as a unified class and any additional accoutrement would detract from this effect. The past few years the Order of Twenty-Three has believed themselves to be above this request and worn medals with their logo during graduation, thus, revealing who has been in the secret society. This isn’t privileged information — any trip to Dean Shore’s graduation albums on Facebook show some of the group members wearing the same symbol that is flown on a flag during homecoming. Take my advice: don’t wear your medal to graduation. Don’t spoil the day we have all been looking forward to for four years just so you can gain ephemeral recognition as being in a group that doesn’t make any tangible difference at Wake Forest. John Track Matthews, N.C.

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More than Springtime mocks academics fashion, confidence Taking a Different Opinion | My Two Cents

A portrayal of self-worth is key to defining your own style and perception

Cory McConnell

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Chakayla Taylor Guest columnist

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hen you go on Facebook, Twitter or any other form of social media, pictures are worth a thousand words. From the twipics and Facebook profile pictures, members from these social Web sites want to translate who they are without words. Ultimately, a picture, and maybe the amount of mutual friends you have in common, will make or break a friend request. The common thing that exists with pictures from these different Web sites would be the elements of swagger, confidence and appeal. Ok, so the first person I think about when I hear the word swagger would be the rap artist Jay-Z. Over the years he has transformed for the best, both music and fashion wise. When Jay-Z first hit the scene he was into the “loose fit” look, in which he faithfully wore sports jerseys and baggy jeans, at this time he was dedicated to talking about the struggle of living in Brooklyn as a youth. But as time progressed, his struggle ultimately turned into success. It was time for him to change up the game so he started a fashion movement by wearing fitted jeans, custom-tailored suits with classy dress shoes and fitted skully caps that complemented his persona and of course his “swagga.” Besides being a fan of his socially conscious music, he is the definition of what men should look like on a daily basis. For the ladies who are reading this, let’s be honest: a guy with confidence and swag is quite appealing to the eye. Besides the stereotypical response of personality is what’s most important, it’s the opposite for some women. Confidence, not cockiness, says a lot, because ultimately his true personality will shine through. There are many guys on campus to pick and choose from, but the guy who is self-assured and respectful will win some points with the ladies. Since I have only been writing this article for the past thirty minutes, I have finally discovered what I really wanted to portray to you all. It’s not only about the clothing people put on but the confidence that shines through. Clothing is just another layer added on to the ever so attractive personal qualities of a person. When I draw inspiration for a post on my blog I look at how each model’s attitude on the runway adds to the total appeal of the garment. Building upon your swag is key; just changing your whole wardrobe to mimic another person’s personal style is not cool. Ultimately, you must look to yourself for pure happiness and confidence. Clothing is just the fabric that covers your body, but when you have a positive attitude and positive outlook on life, clothes will be an element that complements who you are. Chakayla Taylor is a freshman from Charlotte, N.C.

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he other day something happened that I never foresaw happening to me: I got kicked out of the library. No, I wasn’t throwing things off of the balcony in the atrium, nor was I trying to smuggle out the library’s extremely rare (and completely useless) copy of Boyz n the Hood on Laser Disk (it exists, I swear). In fact, the only reason I was asked to leave was this: the library was closing. What? I quickly had to remind myself it was Saturday, and the library actually closes on Saturdays. As I sat on the fourth floor writing my second of three papers that are due this week, a man came in and literally turned off the lights while staring at me. I stared back with the “thousand yard stare” to which war veterans refer and thought, “how did things get this bad?” Has it really come to this, sitting in a library until closing time on a beautiful Saturday afternoon while my friends are out at day parties and enjoying the southern springtime?

Friends, I blame the university. Granted, there will be a lot of work before spring break, had I started writing these papers weeks ago halfway between then and finals, and then, (possible, but not plausible) I perhaps would of course, during finals. But what that all not have been in that situation. And blaming translates into is a springtime full of library the school for all your problems is kind of time and saying “no” to a lot of fun things. annoying and usually just not true, but I Want to go hike up Pilot Mountain this think that there’s a legitimate argument to be weekend? Nope — work. made that the university ruins people’s souls Want to go do fun things out on the quad? in the springtime. Absolutely not —go write that paper. The reason? Academics. It’s like the beautiful weather is mocking Now sure, college students at large almost us as we sit inside stuffy classrooms trudging always have busier schedules toward the end through course material on weekdays and of the semester because of term papers and then spend our weekends wishing we could finals, but it seems like the university really just take a break for a while. One of my puts on the pressure this time of year. teachers actually did something awesome two This week I had three weeks ago; upon entering research papers due, which the classroom, he informed could either be just a crazy the class that it would be Has it really come to this, coincidence or something “cruel” to keep us in class sitting in a library until closing that is indicative of a larger on a day like that and so he time on a beautiful Saturday trend at this school: this let us go to go frolic in the workload is intense. afternoon while my friends are sunshine. It would be great People often refer to if other teachers followed his out at day parties and enjoying example! But then again, it Wake Forest as Work the southern springtime? Forest, and that is wouldn’t really be college if absolutely true. that were true. I changed my major from We are here to learn biology to communication after all, and part of that last year (yes, it was an epiphany), but even as means giving up some fun things to stay in one of the few communication majors who and do work sometimes. And in the college isn’t female or an athlete, I find myself staying environment, in which school is most often up to crazy hours of the morning several times really our only responsibility, it’s pretty hard a week just trying to keep my head above to complain, even if we go to Work Forest. water. Granted, I am also taking six classes, Cory McConnell is a sophomore but that’s only one more than average. And I communication major from Wexford, Penn. know that workloads are cyclical. Generally,

Workers’ safety must be ensured Miranda Kelly Staff columnist

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ark it down as another loss for the American worker. The recent mining disaster in West Virginia demonstrates that, once again, corporations cannot be trusted to ensure the safety and well-being of their workers in the absence of vigorous regulations and oversight of their operations. It has also given us the chance to, once again, act as witness to the callous indifference of these companies when harm befalls their workers — in the week after the mining accident that killed 29 miners, the company in question, Massey Energy, was logged for 130 serious safety violations, including for issues similar to the ones that led to the explosion at the Upper Branch Mine. It has also taken time out of its busy schedule of making money to castigate the widows of several of the miners for daring to sue over the accident,

condescendingly remarking that “everyone wants free money.” If the entire occurrence wasn’t such a tragedy, it would almost be laughable. Over the past decade, the government and lawmakers have steadily eroded away protections for workers, exposing more and more individuals to risk in their everyday pursuit of a livelihood. One of the most stunning examples of this was legislation passed in the wake of the Sago Mine disaster in 2006 that gutted the laws protecting mining unions and other regulations relating to legal consequences for safety violations in mines. But this is merely the tip of the iceberg — across the board there has been a feverish rush to destroy the ability of the government to ensure its own citizens are safe when they are on the job. From the floors of meat packing facilities to the halls of manufacturing plants, the American worker is worse off than they have been since the 1910s. I have been accused before of advocating for a “mommy state.” The irony of this is that the very people who tend to make accusations of such things are the very individuals who will never have to work a job where

they are subject to harm — those who raise the loudest din are, in fact, those who either are or will be the people in the corporate offices thoughtlessly putting their workers on the ground at risk. Isn’t it so easy to push some papers around? Isn’t it so easy to simply cross a “t” and dot an “i?” Isn’t it so easy to put someone else in a dangerous position if it’ll line your own pockets, if you never actually have to look at them? We are witnessing the rise of American callousness once again. It has always been there, creeping just below the surface, looking eagerly to find a hole from which to slither back into our world and into the open. Greed outweighs the lives of others in this paradigm. Stuff those pockets until the seams pop, and forget about the woman who lost her arm to a machine, the kid who doesn’t have a father any more. This is what will continue to happen if Americans are content to sit back and consider the matter only troublesome insofar as it hurts their ability to buy, buy, buy. It’s so easy to mark it aside as someone else’s problem, or as not a problem at all if you don’t feel the immediate pinch yourself. It is a tendency that needs to be

fought against — and hard. So where are our solutions? We can start with actually enforcing the regulations that do exist still, although they themselves have been severely weakened. Massey Energy has only paid a fraction of the fines it has incurred for safety violations since 2002; its time someone went to deliver the rest of that bill. And after that, we can start building up those former protections once again, working hard to ensure that as citizens of the richest nation in the world that our brethren can put food on the table and a roof over their head without worrying about getting killed in the process. We also need to see a resurgence in support for bureaus like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; they need to be able to do their jobs and actually carry out the rules for the rules to be effective. It’s time we moved away from the Obama and Bush corporatism and started caring about our fellow citizens. If we can’t even keep someone from getting killed through corporate negligence, what chance does our nation possibly have in this world going forward?

Miranda Kelly is a senior religion major from Quincy, Mass.

Intramurals, the last chance at “making it big-time”

Intramurals prove just as fun, and require just as much heart, as high school athletics

Hamlin Wade

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n the span of 13 months, I underwent two knee surgeries, twice repairing a torn meniscus. The following summer I received 11 stitches across both forearms after a collision with a pair of metal spikes. The summer before my junior year of high school, I made it through a three-month baseball season only through the medical miracle known as Ibuprofen. I’ve gone through months of physical therapy, weeks on crutches and nights of bags of ice. If I were in a classic baseball sitcom, I’d be the veteran catcher, pushing his body to the limit, willing to pay for the consequences when he’s old. Ever since I was young, I’ve taken on a simple disregard for the safety and well-being of my body.

When I came to college, I was faced with a daunting decision: either go to a school and play baseball or come to Wake Forest. I looked at my swollen knuckles, listened to my aching knees and rubbed by scars and chose to come to Wake. But don’t say I quit. Don’t say I’m washed up. Wake Forest opened up a new world of competitive sports. It isn’t full of glamour. It isn’t accompanied by groupies or free gear. But it’s a chance to play. It’s the intramural league, the league where collegiate dreams live on, where kids bust their butts for a T-shirt. This is where baseball lives on, at least for me, in the form of Intramural Softball. Day in and day out we go out to play. Our team is composed of a ragtag group of former baseball players trying to live on in the real world. It’s like we are the old man flag football team. We used to have talent that set us apart, but we just weren’t quite good enough to make it to the big show. We’re the Single A baseball leagues, we’re the Developmental Leagues, we’re the farm teams. We are the warriors. We take bad hops on the intramural fields to the face, we slide in shorts to score a run when we’re up by ten and we sprint around the bases as if there are hundreds of fans cheering us on. We do it not because it matters — in fact most of us realize that we will never be recognized for our hustle. But we do it because we love to do it;we do it because we love the game.

The world of intramurals is competitive; don’t I go out and throw myself around, lay out for ever let anyone tell you otherwise. ground balls on the hard dirt, take bad hops to Fights break out, expletives fly and poor the throat and roll my ankle trying to make a freshman umpires have to deal with complaints spectacular play. over a call that would take years of baseball I do what it takes to win, as if I never left the knowledge to firmly understand. (For an field in high school. example, look up the Infield Fly rule and then I continue to fight and I continue to do try to make the right call in stupid things that my body your first game.) will kill me for when I hit Intramurals is not for the adult age. We do it not because it faint of heart. But, while I’m young, I matters — in fact most of us Even co-rec games get might as well live a little. realize that we will never be competitive. Deep down we So don’t tell me I’m washed all have the innate desire to up. recognized for our hustle. win and to compete. Don’t try to tell me that But we do it because we love When we take the field, this I’m no longer an athlete or a to do it; we do it because we desire intensifies. fighter. We become soldiers on a I’m just no longer in the love the game. mission. spotlight. We can be playing against I go out and do the exact our best friend, our girlfriend same thing I used to do, but or our older brother. now no one notices. But if your girlfriend is standing in between The world of intramural sports is as you and the Intramural Championship T-shirt, competitive as any league I’ve ever played in. you’ll be damn sure she’s getting run over. We On some days the talent may not be do what it takes to win. We fight, we battle and comparable, but on other days I’d say it’s pretty we survive. close, if not in natural ability, then at least in When I made the decision to give up my intensity. baseball career, I thought I’d done my body a We come to play every day and we play favor. without the glory. I thought I’d finally given my knee time to So don’t you dare say I’m washed up. heal, I’d given my scars and stitch marks time A person who continues to sacrifice his body to close and I had given myself time for my and get dirty can’t be washed up. I’m just knuckle swelling to subside. getting started. In reality, I only made it all worse. I rarely wear my knee brace, because “hey, it’s Hamlin Wade is a sophomore political science only intramurals.” major from Charlotte, N.C.


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Rethinking the State | A Critical View of Government

Necessity of civil disobedience is undeniable Nathan Fox-Helser

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mid the myriad of calls for “civic engagement” and “participation in the democratic process,” one critical instrument of social evolution has been forgotten in the modern context: civil disobedience. Whereas voting and lobbying play into the political system by looking to it for answers to the problems it creates, civil disobedience is entirely radical. It severs any illusory bonds connecting society and politics; it disregards the political reigns directing society, enabling society to pursue its own course. Essentially, civil disobedience is not a demonstration or idle complaint, it is an action set on affecting change regardless of the permission of the political sector. Political participation matters; it is quite possibly the ideological hegemony leading to and resulting from the latest election cycle. However, despite the crafty proselytizing of slogans like “Rock the Vote” or “Vote or Die,” these are meaningless; in fact, do the math, the single vote is perhaps the most meaningless thing ever conceived. However, voting, petitioning and lobbying have their place in affecting change, but they lack what really matters — they lack power. These

political methods only plead to the system that has either permitted or enabled the problems they desire to change. Consider the non-mathematical uselessness of voting in the latest presidential election; in order to oust the tyrannies of the Bush administration, voters looked to Barack Obama to reform an abusive system. However, what voters failed to realize was that their problem was bigger than George Bush and his administration. The problem lied in the system that gave Bush the power to commit such injustices as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the passage of the Patriot Act, the torture and endless detention of political prisoners and the fleecing of the American populace by malicious banking magnates. Instead of realizing the faults of political action, voters instead decided that putting a new face on an abusive system would be enough, and, in a predictable manner, Obama has done little in the way of reversing the course set by his predecessors. Yes, a few positive alterations have been made; a few detainees have been allowed proper, civilian trials and questionable promises have been made to end the wars, but, in the end, the framework of political abuse is still functioning. For example Obama sent 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, renewed the Patriot Act (adding a few extra special clauses in there that the Bush administration had left out) and ramped up the exploitation of Americans by corporate interests. The lesson here is this: simply voting, petitioning and calling “your” representative is only marginally beneficial. The only certain outcome of these tactics is the insurance of

the vulgar consent of bureaucratic the proliferation of an exploitative schemes. political class by persuading civilians Civil disobedience threatens the to concede their right to disobey in security of exploitative government favor of passive action whose only policies because it not only deprives guaranteed product is a future supply the political sector of civic support, it of voters convinced that the only also creates a system of social action way to combat political problems is that proves to be equally as viable as to seek political help. All this ignores the political alternatives. And, where one harsh fact: somebody still voted George Bush in too. The hard truth is the political system requires (almost cultish) acquiescence to a system that that political change is the same kind of change made by used car salesmen; could still disregard your complaints, they give a failing car a new paint job, civil disobedience requires no such concession. Civil disobedience means stitch up the interior, make cheap, that society no longer needs the visible fixes that add only marginal sovereign to mediate between society value and sell the buyer a better and ... society, looking car that still and by bypassing has the same, faulty Instead of surrendering social the political mechanics. This is sector, society the sad humor of autonomy to the political creates means of “Americanism” that system, civil disobedience autonomously mutualist writer provides society with an outcultivating the Kevin Carson speaks of when he let of action that only requires environment it desires. writes: “The greatest the approval of the actors, Social rebellion irony is that, in a ignoring the vulgar consent is the greatest country founded expression of by revolution, of bureaucratic schemes. populist autonomy. “Americanism” is By ignoring the defined as respecting mandates of unjust authority and government policies, disobeyers are resisting ‘subversion.’” essentially establishing the terms On the other hand, what civil of peaceful, ordered existence. The disobedience does is profoundly dissenter is essentially mandating contrary to the schizophrenia that only a just society can be a stable and cultish mania of political society, and any political interference participation; civil disobedience not with the progress of social justice only mouths the rhetoric of the same will only become a hindrance to the political independence thoughtlessly success of any political regime. chanted by voters at election booths, Opponents to civil disobedience civil disobedience acts out of political have claimed that it only promotes independence. chaos and disorder in society, however Instead of surrendering social autonomy to the political system, civil these blind Malthusians fail to realize that civil disobedience is a natural and disobedience provides society with good process. This cult of conservative an outlet of action that only requires nay-sayers fail to realize that dissent the approval of the actors, ignoring

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is not productive in its natural state, and in order to compel rebellious action some antagonizing incentive must first arise to convince protestors that disobedience is actually the most productive option available. Considering that these types of severe injustices can only be sustained by force, political or social, and no amount of force can ever be applied long enough or powerfully enough to guarantee its survival it seems that temporary, effective civil disobedience is actually more conducive to social proliferation that simple compliance. To assume that social action is harmful to society because it interrupts the illusions of stability is like telling a person it is better to die of thirst once than to spend the rest of their life having to go to the faucet to get water to drink. These types of notions are cancerous to society, and only signal a greater downfall for the institutions praised for “preserving” social order by sponsoring repression and injustice. By acting against political malfeasance, society is actually creating a more peaceful, lasting order that better accords with the rights, virtues and wills of society. I will leave you with the words of Henry David Thoreau from his work on the subject, Civil Disobedience. “Action from principle — the perception and the performance of right — changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was. It not only divides states and churches, it divides families; aye, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine.”

Nathan Fox-Helser is a junior political science major from Glen Alpine, N.C.

Searching for Equality | A Citizen’s Public Duty

Abandon the American New political party emerges in Tar Heel state ethos and drug addictions

Republicans. Now they have alienated a large part of their party’s base. The question is whether the independents, who helped elect them in the first place, will follow the anti-incumbent and antiDemocratic trend and vote out these Congressmen, or support new candidates regardless. Shuler and McIntyre are likely to weather the storm, as both are well known Blue Dogs Seth Williford in districts that are conservative. Kissell is Staff columnist the most likely to be affected by a third-party challenge. verywhere you turn for news these Kissell was elected by a thin margin in 2008 days indicates that, at this moment, Democrats may be devastated in the mid- in one of North Carolina’s most competitive congressional districts. term elections this November. A primary challenge could weaken Kissell Seven months can be a long time in politics, substantially, and a third-party candidate especially if a candidates misspeaks, a.k.a., splitting Democratic votes almost guarantees a speaks their mind. Republicans have every victory for a Republican. The North Carolina reason to believe that they will achieve First Party could do to Democrats what Tea significant victories this fall, and they may be Party candidates are doing to right. Republicans elsewhere. Recent polls have shown The idea of a political party that the passage of health care While their policies may in North Carolina being did not help, but harmed eventually differ from the born in the headquarters of the president’s poll numbers. a labor union is laughable, The health care vote has Democrats, if the party goes considering that North now become a litmus test anywhere, the sole purpose Carolina has been historically for Democratic politicians, of the new party is to punish inhospitable to labor. considering no Republicans To think that a party based the Democratic congressmen voted in favor of the bill. almost exclusively on labor It has become a huge issue who voted against health will be electorally successful is for Democrats in more care. This is not good news. ridiculous. Though they may conservative Congressional make a splash by denying Districts, the fabled Blue Dog Democrats reelection, we Democrats. won’t be seeing anyone Many of these Democrats getting elected from the North Carolina First came from the push by Howard Dean since Party anytime soon. 2004 to elect Democrats in districts that This should be a landslide for Republicans, usually go to Republicans. Because of this push, many of the Democrats who were elected right? For the first time in a century, Republicans may have a chance of taking both are in districts that opposed the health care the North Carolina State House and State bill, leaving them to decide between voting Senate. They also will be working to retain against the president, or voting against their Congressional seats, and to re-elect Senator constituents’ wishes. Richard Burr. This has caused many Blue Dogs to watch However, if Republicans allow hubris their left flank as more liberal candidates enter to invade their ranks, we could be in for a the fray. The challenges have the possibility of surprise in November. Voters have not become further dampening Democratic prospects. increasingly pro-Republican or anti-Democrat: North Carolina will be a test case for the instead, voters have become anti-incumbent, strength of liberal activism. Three Democratic of which the brunt of this frustration falls on Congressmen, Larry Kissell, Mike McIntyre Democrats. and Heath Shuler, all voted against Obama’s As a result, Republicans should not health care agenda. This has spurred the Service overestimate how successful they will be in Employees International Union (SEIU) to begin gathering signatures for ballot access for a November, lest they wrench defeat from the jaws of victory. new political party called the “North Carolina History is laden with examples of those First Party.” who have succumbed to this fatal flaw, and if While their policies may eventually differ from the Democrats, if the party goes anywhere, Republicans truly want to win in November, and win big, they must campaign as vigorously the sole purpose of the new party is to punish the Democratic congressmen who voted against as if it were 2008 all over again. health care. Seth Williford is a junior political science major This is not good news. These Democrats had from Wilson, N.C. little chance of getting votes from rock-ribbed

The current drug problem confirms the nations failure to understand poverty

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uch can be learned about a society from the way it treats those it considers least desirable. Centuries ago in Europe, the leper played this role. He was banished from the cities and often cloistered with other lepers in “leprosariums,” or colonies of people afflicted with the disease. His exclusion was for two reasons; the first was his medical condition, but the second relates to prevailing ideas about the disease at the time. Leprosy was evidence of God’s existence and capacity for anger; the leper was so afflicted because of his sin. He deserved banishment because he proved incapable of living among the general population. As such, his experience was one of navigation of the space between life and death; he looked neither fully alive but was only partially decomposed and he could count only other lepers as his friends and fellow navigators. In our own time and country, we have our own version of the leper. Like his forbearer, our leper deserves exile, but in prisons rather than the countryside. His too is a doublesided exclusion, he has committed an act against society and state, but also challenges the prevailing mythology of both. The modern criminal represents a multi-layered failure of social institutions to provide a structure in which individuals may maximize their creative potential. The results are instances in which criminal activity is preferable to non-criminal activity, despite the threat of prison exile. Let me be clear that when I talk about this exile, I do not mean the murderers or rapists who inhabit American prisons. Nor do I think such individuals are not responsible for their actions. Yet, the group I am talking about makes up a great number of people in the prison system. Currently, there are 500,000 nonviolent drug offenders in a prison population of roughly 2.3 million. Before the War on Drugs began under the Nixon administration, there were about 400,000 people in American prisons for any crime

at all, following it the prison population has climbed to the aforementioned 2.3 million. Further, drug use has been rising in the United States for the past three decades, even as rates of violent crime have been declining since the early 1990s. We have in our current drug policy a failure to understand the causes of drug use and therefore the means to really fight it. Poverty, not laziness or a desire to have fun, is the single greatest predictor of drug abuse. Drug abuse is a serious problem, but it is not a problem that can be solved simply by locking away offenders; the social conditions that foster drug abuse must be addressed in order to solve the problem. In other words, drug abuse is a symptom of the disease of poverty. Therefore, two broad policy goals must be enacted. The first is a serious and sustained attack against both urban and rural poverty. While previously drug abuse was considered limited to cities, meth and heroin have spread widely throughout rural America, notably in the Midwest. These approaches will be different, but contain the same basic principles. An expansion of welfare style payments to the poor, combined with opportunities to receive a solid education and a host of social programs for children might address the source of the abuse. It will be expensive, but would be minimal compared to the cost of other projects on which our government gleefully embarks. Plenty of wealth exists in the country, our job is to steer social policy towards taking poverty seriously. All that’s required is that citizens with real power stand up for the weaker amongst us. Drug abusers who are caught should be sent to treatment, not prison. Even though they will go through withdrawal, such addicts are not given the coping mechanisms needed to deal with the uphill battle of addiction recovery and are likely to relapse after release. A number of treatments are available to help wealthier addicts who can afford them, they should be made available to the guy on the street caught with a needle in his arm. One such treatment that has proved far more effective than any other known method is the use of ibogaine. This drug, illegal because it is an intense hallucinogenic, has cured heroin addicts essentially overnight. As a country, we need to get over the mythology of the drug addict as a dropout loser. He is a product of the social environment we participate in creating and is a result of the poverty that we have ignored. If we want to be serious about solving a major social problem, we’ll stop treating addicts as the lepers of today and recognize that their condition, and the poverty that causes it, need to be addressed before any decrease in hard drug use occurs. Matt Moran is a sophomore history major from Pittsburgh, Penn.


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The Magnolia Room, set up for a private catered event, was closed as a dining location because it needs health code updating.

Matt Cullinan, vice president for dining administration, provided a more detailed background to why the Mag Room needed to carry out this upgrade. “The Magnolia Room is currently closed for renovations. The existing equipment used in the Mag Room meets catering standards, but needs to be upgraded to meet county health department standards as a permanent set-up in a restaurant operation,” Cullinan said. This provides a lot more information as to what is meant by the need for the Mag Room to get new serving facilities. “The university is working with Aramark, our dining services provider, to make necessary upgrades to the buffet equipment in order to reopen the Magnolia Room as soon as possible,” Cullinan said. After having learned the true situation surrounding the closing, many students’ views on the matter significantly changed.

“I am proud of the advances that the Mag Room is making to better the quality of their equipment and services,” Cotter said. Others, while they are still approving of the changes are still not pulling at the reigns to go there all the time. “I would go to the Mag Room more if it was different food from the Pit. The updates really aren’t that big of a deal,” freshman Emily Leslie said. This sentiment is shared among some university students, but not all. While the changes are welcome and the reasons for the changes have been shared, the impact that the updates will have will pretty much solely affect the Mag Room workers. Even so, now that a solid explanation for the sudden closing has been given the rumors can be dispelled for good. The Mag Room was closed in order to upgrade their facilities. The upgrades, which are mainly focused in the kitchen and food preparation areas, will allow the space to reopen in the Fall as a fully functional restaurant space as opposed to it’s current designation as only a catering area.

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The police will then go and pick it up and return it to its owner. Many students have bikes on campus and although we would like to think that it is difficult to steal something as noticeable as a bike, reports show that around four bikes have already

been reported missing this year alone. There are two ways to prevent your bike from getting stolen: First, visit wfu.edu.police/ form-bike-reg.html and register your bicycle with the Police Department. Then properly secure your bike correctly with a chain and lock.

Orange warning stickers are being placed on bicycles that are incorrectly chained or locked. Also, locking your dorm room doors when you are absent from them or when you are sleeping will help to significantly lower the number of larceny incidents. It is an easy habit to gain and can save a lot of money.

“It all comes down to personal responsibility,” Lawson said. “Students should be on the lookout for suspicious activity and report it as soon as possible.” Police encourage students, faculty and staff not to leave such items unattended in public areas on campus, including dining areas, libraries, study rooms, lob-

bies, lounges, and other public places where many people walk in and out rather unnoticeably. Anyone who experiences such a theft is asked to report it promptly to University Police. By quickly reporting the event it helps the police to find the thief more easily and to prevent more thefts in the future.

To assist in their efforts to investigate such criminal activity, University Police request that students, faculty and staff report suspicious activity and persons by calling 911 when calling from a campus phone or 336-758-5911 from a different phone. Overall, students need to make an effort to protect themselves.


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Though many aspects of the football team’s developing offense have yet to fall in place, kicker Jimmy Newman has been a consistently positive contributor to the team. Newman provided nine of the offense’s 23 points in the annual Newman spring game on April 17, converting field goals of 45, 19 and 26 yards. His excellent performance in the spring game mirrored his consistent play throughout the spring, demonstrating that starting kicker is one position on the offense that is not up for grabs.

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After a cutthroat final round between Wake Forest, Virginia, and Duke on April 18, the Lady Deacs walked away from the ACC Championships at Sedgefield Country Club with another well-deserved first place trophy. The ninth-ranked Deacons carded a final round of 298 to finish the tournament at 17-over par, bringing in the fifth title for the Wake Forest program. A stellar performance by freshman Michelle Shin in all three rounds helped the team pull away as the victors — she scored 2-under for the tournament and earned the individual gold medal by one shot. “Obviously it feels really good to have all of our hard work paid off,” Shin said. “But most of all it’s great to have three solid rounds, because in the past I’ve messed up the last round and that worried me.” Shin went into the final round tied with teammate sophomore Cheyenne Woods at 2-under par, but pulled away when she birdied four of the final six holes for a total score of 211. But Woods still ended up with a strong final round of 78 and finished the tournament tied for sixth at 5-over par.

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“Because our team won last year, I expected us to do well,” Shin said. “And going into the tournament, I was feeling pretty good because I’ve been swinging and putting well lately.” This was senior Dolores White’s first and final trip to the ACC tournament, which made it both exciting and nerve-wracking for the Lakeland, Fla. native. “I really wanted to prove that I deserved to be there,” White said. “I’ve always been on the team and felt like a part of it, but to be in the middle of the excitement really reminded me why I want to eventually go pro.” The Sedgefield course proved to be quite difficult despite its ‘home field’ advantage in nearby Greensboro. “We’ve never played there before, and during the practice round I realized it was one of the only courses where I’ve ever stopped and thought to myself that it was actually really difficult,” White said. “There were a lot of doglegs and the course was playing really long.” Before the tournament, the Deacs tried to orient themselves for the difficult course

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Freshman Michelle Shin won her first career tournament at the ACC Championships with a 2-under par.

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Any hope the Pittsburgh Steelers had for winning a seventh Super Bowl have likely been dashed by legal trouble this offseason. After trading leading wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets because of his off-the-field issues, the Steelers offense was dealt another huge blow. On April 21, the NFL announced that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be suspended six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year old woman in a Georgia nightclub last month. With a shaky offensive line and mediocre running game, Pittsburgh relied heavily on Roethlisberger in 2009. He threw for a career-best 4,328 yards. On April 20, Pittsburgh traded a seventh round pick for Buccaneers quarterback Byron Leftwich. The Steelers have reportedly contacted a number of teams looking to acquire Roethlisberger via trade for a top-ten pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

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Sophomore embarks on bicycle tour in support of Livestrong charity Sophomore Reed Perry will not be taking classes or completing an internship this summer. No, Perry, a political science major, will instead be traversing the American highways on a bicycle tour he and his friends are calling the TransAm Adventure 2010 in support of the Livestrong Foundation. He enjoyed his experience last summer as a prominent intern on Capitol Hill, but he will feel at home this summer on the road. Perry along with friends and teammates Duncan Graham, Steven

Rockwood and Peter Krause have been planning this trip since they began college. “Duncan has always been the adventurous type and he said that his first summer of college he was going to bike across the United Sates,” Perry said. “I was just like ‘O.K. me too,’ and we have been working on putting it together ever since. It may seem kind of crazy to some people but it is a no brainer to us.” On Perry’s dorm room wall hangs a giant map of the United States with little red pins denoting different paths he and the team can take. The team has spent months researching paths, calling potential sponsors, building a Web site and raising money. The first step in this process was figuring out who they were going to ride for. After all they wanted to accomplish

something with their summer even if they weren’t going to be behind a desk. Calls to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association yielded no results so they made the next logical step for anyone interested in cycling and raising money: calling the Livestrong Foundation. “We wanted to have our ride benefit some charitable organization,” Perry said. “It is something that people can get behind. Livestrong is geared toward individuals and has a lot of different formats for people to get involved. You come up with your event and Livestrong provides you with a number of resources to organize the event.” A signature event on their tour is a benefit ride in Las Vegas. Perry has organized a 50 mile relaxed ride for members of the community to come join to raise money for the

Livestrong. With the idea and the benefactor in place the team moved on to securing sponsors, building and sticking to a training regime and planning the logistics. According to Perry, Mission Skincare, Marmot, Rudy Project and MaraNatha have all signed on to sponsor their tour. A number of other businesses have provided the team with discounts to make their trip feasible. After all, all donations are donated directly to Livestrong. Training has proved to be its on animal for the team. How do you prepare to ride the approximately 3,250 miles of diverse terrain across this country while managing school work and living hundreds of miles apart? The answer: a training competition.

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NCAA Tournament should not be expanded By Matt Poppe | Staff writer

Even though March Madness is over, it looks as though the madness is continuing among the NCAA and its governing body. In the past few weeks since the country saw Duke win its fourth national title in Indianapolis, there has been talk of expanding the NCAA Tournament to include more teams. The change would not just be a slight one, like in 2001 that changed the field from 64 to 65 teams. All this change did was add a play-in game between two lower caliber schools where the

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winner got to move on and be crushed by a No. 1 seed. Instead, the most recent discussions have been to expand the tournament to 96 teams with 32 teams receiving a first round bye. Other details of how the tournament would be run are fuzzy, but the whole idea just perplexes me. When I heard the news, I thought to myself, “Wow, it really won’t be that much of challenge to make the tournament anymore, will it?” Honestly, the advantages to this are few and far between and the disadvantages are glaring. Why would you change the tournament when it is working so well? This year’s tournament was one of the best in recent memory, in my opinion.

Even without North Carolina, Indiana, Connecticut, and UCLA, who have won a combined 22 NCAA titles, the tournament had everything a college basketball fan could ask for: numerous upsets, “Cinderalla” teams, buzzerbeaters, stars emerging in the spotlight, and, of course, the championship game. Yet it still seems that the teams that were on the bubble and did not make the tournament this year were more bitter than ever and made more demands for an expansion. This year’s outright voice was that of Seth Greenberg, the head coach at Virginia Tech. His team had a great season but when Selection Sunday concluded, Virginia Tech was not a part of the tournament bracket.

Greenberg immediately schools to win and compete began to campaign for an in March. expanded field. Greenberg especially, who “One-hundred percent has now failed to coach his team behind expanding it,” Green- to the NCAA Tournament for berg said in a teleconference three consecutive years, is one published in The Washington of many coaches in this situPost late last February. ation. “There are four, five, six Many of these coaches’ jobs really, really elite teams. But it’s are in jeopardy solely because so hard to distinguish because they did not make it to the there are a lot of good teams that postseason, or their names can win games in the NCAA weren’t Mike Krzyzewski or Jim Tournament,” he said. Boeheim. Nowadays, many That may be true, but who universities demand that their is to say when they expand the basketball teams compete at the field to 96 teams that those highest level, and when they teams on the bubble that are are not able to do so by fail97th or 98th best won’t begin to ing to make the tournament, argue for a bigger expansion. the coaches’ heads are the first The real reason for much to roll. of this push towards expanEven coaches that make the sion is coming from coaches NCAA Tournament such as like Greenberg who are being pressured by their respective See Pressbox, Page B4


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By Calais Zagarow | Staff writer In her two years at Wake Forest University, sophomore standout Cheyenne Woods has already made her mark on the Demon Deacon women’s golf team and the ACC. Since arriving at Wake Forest from Xavier College Prep in Arizona, Woods has helped her team win two ACC Championship Tournaments and has played in nearly every team event since she began on the collegiate level in 2008. Woods’ most impressive accolades include winning back-to-back Arizona 5A State Championships in 2006 and 2007, qualifying for her first professional tournament at the Wegmans LPGA in the summer of 2009 and being named ACC Player of the Month, Golfweek Player of the Week and Golf World Player of the Week after her first collegiate win at the Bryan National Collegiate in April 2010. Having just returned to Winston-Salem from her excellent performance at the ACC Championships, Woods is opening up about her life as a leading golfer at Wake Forest and in the ACC. When and how did you start playing golf? I started when I was about five years old. I just picked up a set of clubs in my grandpa’s garage and started hitting, so he bought me my own set. From then on, I just kept playing, started to play in tournaments and also started to play more competitively. How did you find yourself at Wake Forest all the way from Arizona and how has it been different than your experience in high school? Wake Forest was actually one of the first colleges that I looked at. I was out here playing in a tournament and decided to look at the colleges in the area. As soon as I came on campus, I fell in love with it because it is so pretty and I knew that this is where I wanted to end up. In terms of being different, Wake Forest is much bigger … my high school was an all-girls Catholic school. Plus, Wake is a lot harder and golf is much more competitive.

What has been the most challenging aspect of your time at Wake Forest thus far? The most challenging part of being at Wake Forest has definitely been managing my time. I am a communication major and it is definitely not easy to keep a balance between school work and golf. How would you characterize your experience playing in the ACC, especially after your individual success and team win in the ACC tournament this year? The ACC is actually really competitive because Duke is ranked third in the nation, both UVA and Carolina are ranked really high and FSU beat us by one shot in our last tournament. So going into the ACC Championship this year we knew we had our work cut out for us. I feel as though I played really well in the tournament this year and obviously feel really good about the way our team played since we won! You played your first professional tournament at Wegmans LPGA last summer. How was the experience and what did you learn from it? It was a really great experience because it was my first LPGA ever and it was good to be in that atmosphere with all of the pros, the best women’s golfers in the world. Also, with the crowd and the television cameras, it was a whole different atmosphere than amateur golf and college golf. It was good to get a taste of it and know that all of that is coming soon in my future and it’s something that I can work towards. Do you think that your style of play has evolved since you arrived at Wake Forest? I think it has stayed the same, except it has definitely become sharper and more accurate. I also think my game has matured more because I am a lot more comfortable with my swing and my game overall. What do you think your greatest challenge will be as you move into the professional golf circuit?

Probably just not letting the pressure get to me, especially having the last name Woods. I just need to focus on playing my own game and not on what’s around me. I need to be able to focus on what’s happening on the course. Having played at the high school, college, amateur and professional levels, which have you found to be the most enjoyable? I would say college so far because we travel as a team, we practice as a team and we always have our teammates around. That makes it a lot more fun instead of just being out there by yourself and travelling by yourself or with a parent. How is playing golf on a team like in college or high school different from playing golf on your own, like in random tournaments or in the amateur and professional circuits? Well, when you’re on your own, you really just focus on yourself; you’re just out there focusing on your round, not on anyone else’s. When you’re on a team, you’re out there playing and see a teammate ahead of you and a teammate behind you. If they make a good put, I’ll clap for them, and if I make a good put, they’ll clap for me, so we keep the energy up on the golf course. It really helps a lot. Even after the round, having your teammates around is great because if you’ve had a bad day, they’re always there for you. It’s still competitive within the team. For instance, in the past two tournaments, Michelle and I have been tied for the lead going into the last day. Last time, I ended up winning and she placed sixth or seventh and then this year in the ACC Tournament, she ended up winning and I placed sixth. It’s good that we go back and forth. How would you characterize yourself as an athlete? I am definitely a steady player. I do not show too much anger or happiness out on the course. I am very competitive, but I do not show it on the outside. I try to keep it on the inside and focus on how I am playing.

If you could design your ideal golf course, what would it look like? My ideal golf course would definitely be on the beach with a lot of different bunkers. It would definitely have to have a beautiful view of the ocean. Who has been the most influential and/or supportive person in your life throughout your golf career? Probably my mom because she is the one who drove me to all of my golf lessons and tournaments when I was younger. My dad has been really great too because, even though my parents are divorced, he is always there for me and stays up to do on how I’ve been playing. They’ve both been extremely supportive throughout my career. Is there a particular professional golfer that you have looked up to throughout your career? My favorite LPGA player is definitely Lorena Ochoa because she’s young and vibrant and extremely talented. In the PGA, my favorite golfer is definitely Tiger Woods, not just because he is the best in the world, but because it’s great to see someone in your family succeed. His ability to do so well in golf is a constant reminder that I, too, can succeed. If for some reason tomorrow you were no longer able to play golf, what would you aspire to? I would definitely want to get into television broadcasting or sports commentating. As long as it has to do with television and sports, I’m interested! Do you think that it would help or hurt professional golf if men and women were to regularly play against each other in tournaments? I guess it depends on whether they played for the same tees or different tees. I think it would help the LPGA a lot because people are not nearly as interested in it as they are in the PGA. I think a couple of tournaments where men and women play against each other would be good to help bring in a new audience for the LPGA.


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Lady Deacs earn No. 9 seed in ACC Tournament By Gary Pasqualicchio | Asst. sports editor

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With the brunt of the ACC schedule behind them, the Wake Forest women’s tennis team got a break to close their season: road matches against the bottom two teams in the conference. On April 16, the Lady Deacs traveled to Chestnut Hill to face the Boston College Eagles who have just one win in ACC play. The Wake doubles teams didn’t perform as well as they had been in previous matches. Despite a win Malvehy from No. 36 Sasha Kulikova and Kathryn Talbert at first doubles, Wake dropped the doubles point when the second and third teams both lost. The singles were also a bit tricky for the Lady Deacs. No. 40 Martina Pavelec breezed past Alex Kelleher 6-1, 6-1 at first singles, but Talbert lost to her opponent in straight sets at the third spot. With the Eagles holding a brief 2-1 lead, Kulikova dispatched Katha-

rine Attwell 6-3, 7-5 and sophomore Ryann Cutillo topped Brittany Delaney 6-0, 6-3 to put Wake up 3-2. Junior Emilee Malvehy responded from a poor second set to defeat Olga Khmylev 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 before junior Kat Reveche’s match was called with the Lady Deacs leading 4-2. The Deacs then headed to College Park to take on last-place Maryland on April 18 looking to top last year’s ACC win total of three. The team would play their final regular season match without the services of Talbert who has been battling injuries all season. Without the freshman bolstering the top doubles and third singles position, the Wake lineups took on a different look. As a result, three new doubles pairs took the court and all three lost as the Deacs dropped the doubles point for the second time on the road trip. The top of Wake’s singles lineup responded well, however, with Pavelec and Malvehy cruising past their opponents in straight sets. Ryann Cutillo overcame a stiff challenge from Lexi Brand at fifth singles, winning 7-5, 6-4, before senior Aileen Davis clinched the match at sixth singles with a 7-6, 6-3 victory. This was a particularly special moment for the doubles specialist playing in her last ACC regular season match as she has not had many opportunities to clinch a team win in her career.

Following Davis’ crucial win, Kulikova finished off her match after a tricky first set tiebreaker. In the final singles match, Kat Reveche was dropped in straight sets, making the final score 5-2 in favor of the visitors. With a 4-7 conference record, the Lady Deacs earned the No. 9 seed in the ACC Tournament which will open April 22 in Cary, N.C. The team will get a chance to avenge an early season 5-2 loss to eighth-seeded N.C. State. In that match, the Deacs were without Pavelec, who has since made a significant different in the singles lineup. The winner of Wake/N.C. State will take on top-seeded North Carolina in the quarterfinals. The Deacs had a feisty 5-2 result with the Tarheels at Leighton back on March 31. Wake was without Talbert in that match which would make a rematch significantly more interesting. The Lady Deacs may need wins over both the Wolfpack and the Tarheels to make the NCAA Tournament in a season filled with what-could-havebeens. For now, the team will look to get healthy and rested, take one match at a time and look to pull some upsets down in Cary to help get back to the NCAA Tournament for the 18th time in program history.

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Sophomore Martina Pavelec hits a forehand in a home match. The Lady Deacs won their last two matches of the season.

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Eager to fill the shoes of Riley Skinner, players Skylar Jones, Brendan Cross, Ted Stachitas, Turner Faulk and Patrick Thompson all saw time at the quarterback position during the spring scrimmage in front of 5,000 fans. By Joe Maugeri | Staff writer With the cold weather finally gone and all of the trees in bloom, all of this could mean only one thing: it is time for some football. Following a disappointing end to the 2009 season, the varsity football team kicked off its 2010 campaign with its annual Spring Game on April 17 at BB&T Field. The game gives the coaches and fans on last opportunity to see the players perform before practice picks back up in August and several key Deacon players used the stage as a place to show off their skills. One of the biggest question marks heading into the 2010 season is centered around the search for a new quarterback. With Riley Skinner having taken the vast majority of snaps over the past four seasons and no heir apparent in place, there are many questions surrounding the quarterback position. Junior quarterback Skylar Jones started the game behind center and led the first team offense down the field on two scoring drives. Jones completed four out of his five pass attempts to rack up 38 yards through the air.

Sophomore quarterback Brendan Cross also saw a significant amount of playing time. Cross accumulated 73 passing yards by completing nine of his 12 pass attempts. Sophomores Ted Stachitas and Turner Faulk and freshman Patrick Thompson also all saw time at the quarterback position during the scrimmage. While Jones started the game at quarterback, Head Coach Jim Grobe insisted that the starting quarterback job is still up for grabs. “Sky has a leg up, just from durability. He went everyday and didn’t miss anything. But you could see that Brendan and Ted both have the ability, they did some things pretty well. We’ve got talent at quarterback and the guy who takes the first snap against Presbyterian will be the most durable guy and also the guy who develops the most consistency,” Grobe said. Seniors Devon Brown and Marshall Williams also put on a show for the 5,000 fans in attendance. Brown scored on a 65 yard option-pitch from Jones. Brown also caught four catches for 21 yards to finish the day with 102 all-purpose yards. “He is very similar to (former Deacon and current Carolina Panther) Kenny Moore,” Grobe said.

Mark Pope hired as last assistant basketball coach Head men’s basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik announced on April 21 that Mark Pope will join his staff as the last assistant coach alongside holdovers Jeff Battle and Rusty LaRue. Before being hired by Wake Forest, Pope spent last season as operations coordinator on Mark Fox’s staff at the University of Georgia. Pope had been enrolled in medical school at Columbia University, however instead decided to pursue a career in coaching. Pope played college basketball at both Washington and Kentucky. He was a part of the Wildcats’ 1996 national title team, and had a seven year career in the NBA with three teams.

“He’s got the great hands, he’s very elusive. He’s not quite as big as Kenny but he’s faster than Kenny. He’s a guy that we’ve got to get on the board and draw-up plays to get him the ball, whether it’s reverses, or inside running plays.” Williams also had a strong showing, hauling in four catches to amass 36 receiving yards during the scrimmage. On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore linebacker Justin Jackson led the team with six tackles. Senior Cyhl Quarles, sophomore Duran Lowe, and senior Kyle Jarrett each notched five tackles during the scrimmage. Freshman placekicker Jimmy Newman continued to impress with his kicking ability. Newman converted field goals from 45, 19, and 26 yards during the scrimmage. With several Deacs having a strong showing at the scrimmage, Grobe insisted that several of the starting spots are still open. “We have got some real battles going on for starting jobs,” Grobe said. “I think the battles are between guys who can start for us, not where you’ve got two backups trying to be a starter. We have some really good football players battling for snaps right now.”

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“It has been difficult to stay motivated because we are all spread out and we all have different schedules,” Perry, who is also organizing Pi Kappa Alpha’s Pump Up For Piccolo event, said. “On our Web site we set up a competition between the members and we compete for the most miles each week. “We try to strive for about 125 miles each week. “The winner of our competition gets a free dinner in Vegas of whatever he wants. So I hope I don’t have to pay for some steaks in Vegas,” he said. The tour does not include a car to follow them for support. Nor does it include a cushy hotel chair as a sponsor. It is simply four guys on the road with a few supplies. “We will be taking very little. I’m taking three pairs of biking shorts two jerseys, socks, a first aid kit, a couple tubes and maybe a spare tire, along with extra spokes … just the basic necessities,” Perry said. As for where they are staying that will be a combination of camping and relying on good old American hospitality. “The way touring works is most people find that when they show up to a random town at three or four in the afternoon they’ll start a conversation with a local about what they are doing and the majority of tourists find they are hardly sleeping in their tents they are staying in people’s homes,” Perry said. “So we’re kind of relying on that.” “A little bit,” Perry said when asked if that makes him nervous. “But I think it’s in the spirit of adventure. I’ll bring the basic necessities and let the road decide.” The tour will begin when the team puts their back tires in the Pacific Ocean on May 28 in San Francisco, Ca., and will culminate in Ocean City, Md., on July 16. While the group isn’t on a strict schedule they hope to average around 90 miles a day. The journey will be chronicled on their Facebook page, twitter account and Web site. The Web site will include a daily blog and occasional video blogs as the team wants to let their supporters share in the adventure. If you would like more information or want to donate to the Livestrong Foundation check out their website www.transamadventure.com.

Grobe, Packer to represent Wake Forest at charity golf tournament

All five basketball recruits recommit to Wake Forest team

Head football coach Jim Grobe and distinguished alumnus Billy Packer will represent Wake Forest at the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament on April 27. The Challenge pairs numerous distinguished college coaches with a celebrity or former athlete of their same university to compete for $400,000 in scholarship money. This year’s field contains a number of sports legends. It includes four Heisman Trophy winners, 10 members of the College Football Hall of Fame, 20 All-Americans, six Coaches of the Year, four NFL Hall of Famers and players with a combined 51 NFL All-Pro or Pro Bowl selections.

Perhaps the greatest immediate challenge facing new Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik was retaining the heralded five-man recruiting class that Dino Gaudio convinced to sign on with the Deacs. In this early challenge, the new coaching staff has succeeded spectacularly: all five of the recruits who signed their letters of intent will honor their commitment. The staff made it their first priority, visiting all five of the recruits within 36 hours as soon as they were allowed per NCAA rules. The class of Travis McKie, J.T. Terrell, Melvin Tabb, Tony Chennault, and Carson Desrosiers has been ranked as one of the top ten in the nation almost unanimously by recruiting services.


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M. tennis bounces back with wins over BC, Maryland By Laven Newsom | Staff writer

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Senior Carlos Salmon chips a backhand volley in a doubles match on Senior Day. Salmon and the Deacs defeated Maryland 6-1.

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Following three tough losses the Deacons are back in the win column after easily handling both Boston College and Maryland at home. The 23rd ranked Deacs started the weekend off right, stomping the Eagles 5- 2 Friday at Leighton Stadium. The day started off rocky for Wake as the normally reliable tandem of Connor Sherwood and Zach Leslie dropped the first doubles match 4-8. However the Deacons responded with two quick wins as the number two team of Carlos Salmons and Tripper Carleton won 9-7 while Jon Wolff and Iain Atkinson were also victorious 8-5. Up 1-0 with all the momentum on their side the Deacs quickly dispatched the Eagles in singles play losing only two courts. Wolff continued his excellent play from doubles and dispatched his opponent in under an hour 6-0, 6-1. Then the youth of the team took over as Danny Kreyman and Leslie both won their matches in convincing fashion losing only nine games between the two. With the win by Leslie, the Deacons had reached the four wins necessary for the victory and began looking

ahead to the regular season finale against Maryland. Senior day at Leighton Stadium was a successful one for the Deacons as they sent their four seniors out with a win. Wake faltered early, losing two out of three doubles matches before the senior award ceremony revitalized the team. “There were definitely a lot of nerves on the court,” Jeff Zinn said. “I told the young guys that they had to win it for the seniors and they really came through.” The Deacs came out firing in singles play as senior Steven Forman won his first match back after defeating the third ranked singles player in the country last weekend. Following Forman were wins at all five other courts as Carleton, Atkinson, Wolff, Kreyman and Leslie all dispatched their opponents. A brief ceremony was held for the seniors in between doubles and singles, who will graduate as the most decorated senior class in Wake Forest history. Leading this spectacular class is Forman, a two time All-ACC and AllAmerica honoree, who has notched 98 career doubles victories to go along with 89 singles wins. Combine that with the first men’s doubles national championship in Wake’s history and Forman has quite the resume. Also graduating alongside Forman will be Jason Morgenstern, who has notched 27 doubles victories in his four years at Wake.

The third member of this class is Salmon, who has won 37 doubles matches on his way to a top 50 ranking in doubles play during the 2008 season. The final member of this historic group is Andrew Brasseaux who has 30 singles victories to go along with 25 singles wins. Following these seniors will be no easy task for the up and coming Deacons, however Zinn is confident that the young Deacs can handle the pressure. “These freshmen are the highest rated freshman class that’s ever come through here,” Zinn said. “We’ve never had three freshmen in the starting lineup, but this group that has been performing had the highest level all season.” With the win over the Eagles, the Deacons finishing the regular season 13-8 (7-4 ACC) in a four way tie for third place in the ACC. Due to a loss in the tie-breaker the Deacs received a six seed in the tournament and will be pitted against Maryland April 22 in Cary, N.C., at 3 p.m. After having defeated Maryland so recently, Zinn is comfortable with the re-match against the Terrapins and feels confident he can get his team fired up. “It’s always easier to get the guys fired up when they’ve already beaten the opposition and it definitely helps everyone’s confidence knowing they won the previous match,” Zinn said.

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The track and field team has had top performers in numerous events this outdoor season. Starting at the Wake Forest Open in mid-March and through last week’s Virginia Tech Challenge, the group has put forth a valiant effort to represent Wake Forest as best it can. Standout athletes like Brent LaRue, Anna Nosenko, Jonathan Reid and Thomas Sensing have embodied the fighting spirit that makes Wake Forest athletics so special. Through rigorous training schedules and gutsy game-day performances, these student-athletes, along with their many teammates who work so hard and have had incredible accomplishments of their own, show just how far dedication and determination can take a team bent on doing its best. And heading into the ACC championships, it was easy to tell that the Deacons were focused on measuring up well against some of the top competition in the country. The first day Championships started out well for the Deacs and only got better. Junior Anna Nosenko won the 10,000-meter run handily in 34:03.27, finishing over 17 seconds ahead of the second place runner. She is the first ACC title winner for the Deacons in three years. Thanks to her impressive showing, she received her first outdoor All-ACC honors. She has received the distinction three previous times, but all for her indoors runs. Freshman Ben Lincoln had a remarkable throw in the javelin on the opening day, earning All-ACC honors as well.

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On the back of strong performances by several athletes, the men’s track and field team placed sixth in the ACC Championships. It was the team’s highest finish since 2006. His 210-11 score was good for third overall in the event. With three more years of ACC play in his future, he could possibly be an All-ACC performer during all four of his years on varsity. Wake Forest fans can expect big things for Lincoln in the future. Senior Brent LaRue capped off a great ACC career by winning the 400-meter hurdles for his fourth ACC title. It was essentially a twoman race between LaRue and Virginia’s Steve Delice, as they both ran their hearts out and raced pace the finish line with only nine hundredths of a second separating them. LaRue

got the better of the exchange, and came in at 50.85 seconds. LaRue, while especially talented in the 400-meter hurdle event, is a multi-event athlete. He had solid showings in the 100-meter hurdles and long jump as well, placing sixth and fourth in those events, respectively. The Demon Deacons will definitely miss LaRue’s leadership and tenacity in ACC championships next year. Two more senior sprinters had solid outings during the events as well. Seniors Jon Reid and Tyler Dodds both had personal bests in the 400-meter run of 46.65 and 47.48

seconds, respectively. Reid finished in fourth and Dodds came in fifth, finishing fractions of a second outside of the top three. They both should be happy with their times, however, as finishing ACC Championship competition with a personal best is truly impressive. They had clutch performances against the best athletes from around the conference. The Deacons hope to keep up the good work with approximately one month of events remaining before the NCAA Championships in late May and early June.

our own former head coach Dino Gaudio have been fired because the team does not meet expectations. Especially if they enlarge the tournament field, it will look even worse when a coach does not get his team in a spot among 96 others. Even so, the tournament is about competition and if the field is enlarged by that much, the spirit of competition will be made less. The tournament expansion will not just be about coaching security, but it will also probably eliminate the postseason NIT tournament. Not nearly as prestigious or closely watched as the NCAA tournament, the NIT is still something schools can take advantage of. It gives those teams a Gaudio chance to compete and win, and also brings the action to many schools’ home court. It is kind of nice to catch an NIT game between two fairly competitive schools with a home crowd roaring in the background, especially because the NIT is usually played on weekdays when the NCAA tournament is not being played. When you expand the NCAA tournament, you just have 32 more teams who will lose early on in a huge tournament rather than having the chance to win another postseason tournament. The statistics are simple. There are 347 schools in Division 1 basketball. So, 347 divided by 96 equals a little over onefourth of all Division 1 schools who will play in the tournament. This equation is not challenging, but the tournament should be, and that is why I think the field should not be expanded to 96 teams.

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by going through a digital practice round created by their coaches. As the weekend came to a close, White celebrated an excellent individual finish, tied for eighth overall with a score of 6-over par. Junior Natalie Sheary, who won the individual gold medal last year, came in with a solid finish as well at 13-over par for 15th place. Junior Allie Bodemann, who has finished in the top-20 of all three ACC Woods Championships she has played in, came in at 15-over par and tied for 19th place. When the last day of play turned into a race on the back nine between Wake Forest and Duke, and players’ nerves were high but they stayed focused.

“There was a big electronic scoreboard that caught my eye walking up from the ninth hole,” White said. “My adrenaline really surged when I realized that Duke was 2-back and I was 4-over — the last thing I wanted was to lose a 15-shot lead.” But the Deacs kept their cool and held Virginia to a four-shot victory. Especially with freshman Stephanie Kim injured, it looks like the same group of players from Wake Forest will be heading to the NCAA Regionals on May 6-8. “I’ve never played postseason, so I’m really excited,” White said. “You’re always playing for something, but with so many people watching there’s definitely a lot more excitement.” By winning the ACC Championship, Wake Forest earned an automatic berth to the Regionals. Wake Forest will most likely be placed in the East Regional, which will be held at East Carolina University at the Ironwood Country Club in Greenville, N.C.

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The women’s golf team captured their second straight ACC Championship, giving the Deacs an automatic birth to the NCAA Regionals.


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Diamond Deacs drop 13th game out of past 14 By John Kuchno | Staff writer

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The Wake Forest baseball team experienced yet another tough week in the Atlantic Coast Conference in losing three games to Boston College. The sweep of the Diamond Deacons extended their losing streak to seven games and dropped the season record to 10-28 overall and 2-16 in ACC play. The series opener featured tough playing conditions for both teams as cold temperatures and rain contributed to a high-scoring, offensive battle. Freshman pitcher Tim Cooney started on the mound for the Deacs and battled for 6.1 innings before passing the ball to the bullpen. Cooney surrendered eight runs on 10 hits, but fanned five in the outing. “It was a tough outing against a good hitting team,” Cooney said. Nevertheless, the freshman pitcher suffered the loss which moves his record to 3-3 on the season. Steven Brooks had another great day at the plate and went 3-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Also, shortstop Pat Blair hit out of a short slump with two singles and an RBI on the day. But despite a ninth inning rally from the Demon Deacons, the Boston College Eagles held on for an 11-9 victory. The second game of the series featured an all too familiar situation for the Deacs. Austin Stadler, the ace of the staff, started the day for Wake and gave his team a good opportunity to win. Stadler went 6.0 innings and allowed only four earned runs. Mac Williamson had an unbelievable day at the plate going a career-high, perfect 4-4. For the second straight day, the Deacs had to play from behind. The 4-0 deficit was too much and despite another threat at a comeback by the Diamond Deacs in the ninth inning, the Eagles prevailed 5-3. In the final game of the series, Boston College brought their bats and used offensive firepower to

complete the series sweep over the Deacs. Robbie Anston went 4-5 with two RBIs and John Spatola played another great game by driving in three. Wake Forest freshman pitcher Justin Van Grouw did not receive much help from his defense as he gave up six runs, only two of which were earned. Pat Blair continued to hit the ball and contributed two hits. “My swing feels a lot better and I’m starting to relax at the plate more,” Blair said of his series performance. Yet, the Deacs fell again 12-7. Following the Boston College series, the Diamond Deacons took on two in-state, out-of –conference rivals in Charlotte and UNC-Greensboro. Wake lost the lead in the eighth inning to a tough Charlotte team that never looked back. One positive point in the 6-4 loss was the fact that Steven Brooks’ stole his 22nd base of the season, the most in the ACC. The next night the Deacs looked to rebound at home, but fell again to a mediocre UNC-Greensboro club. The 13-7 loss was an offensive battle that featured Wake Forest freshman second baseman Mark Rhine’s career-high four hits. Despite the 2-16 record in ACC play this season, it is without question that the Diamond Deacons have improved from only one season ago. The Deacs have 10 different losses by only one run and have an abundance of two run losses as well. The youthfulness and want to compete has shown different teams around the conference that Wake Forest is a tough opponent. Close losses to top-notch programs such as Georgia Tech, Miami and Florida State have proved this. Blair reasoned that, “we just need to start putting everything together. It’s almost as if when our pitching isn’t doing well, our hitting is. “But when pitchers are throwing well, our bats are cold.” The schedule does not get any easier as the Deacs take on Duke University in a three game set at home, followed by a non-conference contest with Appalachian State University, before travelling to Chapel Hill for another three game series with ACC rival North Carolina.

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Sophomore Austin Stadler pitches for the Diamond Deacs in a recent game. The baseball team has hit a rough patch lately, dropping nine straight games.


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The last few weeks of a semester are always stressful. There is just so much to check off everything that’s on your academic to do list –– a thesis paper due on the same day as a final exam? Gee, thanks for that Work Forest. But the list goes on. There is the whole list of people you hope to see before summer or graduation. Then there are the wrap up performances, events, games, projects and parties for your various extracurricular activities. Then there is stress of finalizing internship, housing and class schedule for this summer and next year. Then, add all of that to the fact that the weather is just so beautiful outside that there are always tons of outdoor

Weather: Summer heat means tan bodies, sundresses, flip-flops and bikinis. It means soaking up Vitamin D by the pool and watching summer afternoon storms roll through. It means taking a refreshing shower on a hot day and sitting outside with friends on a warm night. Put on some sunscreen in relish in the summer

Friends: There is nothing better than going home to see old friends that you have separated from all school year. Plus, with the change of scenery many students have during summer travels, there is always the possibility for to make some new connections and expand your social circle.

Summer fling: As cliché as it, how much fun is a summer love interest? You’re only young once so steal a kiss from that hot lifeguard or pursue a spark with a new guy at work. Summer flings means you may have an expiration date on your relationship if anything progresses but its better to have loved and lost am I right?

Food: Thank God for no more Pit food! Even if you didn’t finish your meal swipes, I don’t think there is a student on campus that isn’t tired of the ole Fresh Food Company. Enjoy your summer away from Aarmark with home cooked meals and dinner at your favorite local restaurant — delicious.

Summer TV: Enjoy the summer TV schedule or use lazy, rainy days to marathon seasons of shows you might have missed during the school year. You may also be able to take advantage of time at home to watch things OnDemand or on your TiVo—luxuries you probably don’t have in your dorm room.

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activities you would like to be filling your time with. There is a whole lot on everyone’s plate. But we have to get through it. And we will. Why? Summer vacation. Could there be a better concept? Almost four months away from our regular lives. We may take advantage of the inevitability of summer vacation right now, but soon when we are out on the real world working actual jobs and getting two weeks of vacation per year this summer vacation we have always taken for granted will be missed. As it should be –– summer vacation is awesome! What better motivator to get through the final push of the semester than to think about all of the wonders of summer.

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Money: There isn’t much time for jobs during the school year (minimum wage at work studies hardly count) so by the time summer rolls around many students are counting the cents in their bank account. Summer jobs allow students the opportunity to refill their piggy banks and add to their resumes. Sleep: There is nothing better than your own bed right? Say goodbye to the single bunk beds of dorm life and curl up in the comforts of home. No need to set an alarm — you don’t have class in the morning! Even if you have a job, chances are your summer sleep schedule will allow you to make up for some lost zzzs you missed during the school semester. Enjoy every opportunity you have to sleep the day away or take a leisurely nap. When the real world comes knocking you will miss this luxury. Reading: During classes there is so much reading to be done that often the last thing people won’t pick up books for fun. During summer time you finally get a chance to work that stack of books you actually want to read. Whether it’s a trashy beach novels, the next book in a series by your favorite author or an ambitious classic off that list of books you always told yourself you would read one day, find a hammock or comfy longue chair by the pool and read in peace.

Entertainment: There is always so much more to do in the summertime: concerts, festivals, cookouts –– good times! Grab a cooler of your favorite iced beverages and bring along a few friends. There is nothing more you need in order to enjoy those perfect summertime events.

Travels: Chances are you are planning to go at least somewhere this summer. Maybe it’s a study abroad program, a backpacking adventure, a cruise with your family, a visit to a friend who lives on the beach, a road-trip to no where or some version of all of those. Regardless, enjoy your time off and take advantage of the experiences new places provide. You may not have the funds or the time to pursue these adventures once you enter the professional world –– savor it. Summer projects: During the academic year you are pulled in a million directions to complete things for other people, but what about what you want to do? Summer is the perfect time to work on projects for you. Perhaps you want to get into shape, write a blog or start a business, well now that you are more in charge of your own time why not take the opportunity to make some positive changes?

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Northern Ireland provides a break for typical Eurotour fair Caitlin Brooks Staff columnist

After my stay in Berlin and the four day Easter weekend in Amsterdam, I concluded my epic two-week Spring Break with a trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Dublin. By the three month mark on my grand tour of Europe, I have to say I was starting to get a little burnt out on the greatest, most beautiful cities the continent has to offer. Don’t get me wrong – I love gorgeous gothic cathedrals, museums full of artist masterpieces, and splendid palaces

and government buildings as much as the next American college student – but three months of standing in awe of buildings and I was ready for a much needed change of scenery. I found just that in northern Ireland. Now Belfast has fancy domes and historical streets to rival the best of them, but it was the Irish countryside that really captured my heart on my weekend to the Emerald Isle with my boyfriend (who is studying at the Worrell House this semester). After arriving in Belfast from London together, we retired to Paddy’s Palace, by far the worst, most ill-managed, grungiest hostel either of us has ever stayed in. We passed the night in a room that was anything but palatial and eagerly anticipated our departure from the place the following morning when we would depart for our day trip to the

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Giant’s Causeway. We drove North through the Irish country side past flocks of adorable new spring lambs and rolling green hills until we arrived at the edge of the world. Stumbling out of our bright green Mercedes passenger van, we looked out to sharp cliffs ending abruptly in water as green as the fields. Five quid and an hour and a half of walking later, we had crossed the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and returned invigorated by the sea air and the views of Scotland that the small island and bridge provided. We loaded back onto the bus and drove to the main attraction for the day, the Giant’s Causeway. I should mention here that the Giant’s Causeway was perhaps my most anticipated attraction in Europe. Most people long to see the Eiffel Tower or

the Coliseum. I wanted to see naturally occurring (almost perfectly) hexagonal columns of basalt rock forming a staircase into the sea. It was so worth it. Photographs, much less words, cannot do justice to the majesty of the Giant’s Causeway. Even swarmed with tourists on a rare sunny spring day, the natural beauty of the place left me in far more awe than any of the man-made structures I’d seen in my travels had. After too short a period of time and a scrumptious lunch of steak and Guinness pie, we returned once again to the “Paddy Wagon” to continue the day’s adventure. Next stop: (London)Derry. I knew little to nothing about the conflict in Northern Ireland in the last century before arriving in Derry, the center of the violent clash between the English soldiers and Irish resisters that

resulted in Bloody Sunday in 1972, but our guide on the tour of historic Derry changed that in only an hour’s time. His native perspective on the incidents and recitation of the Gaelic inscribed on the memorial to Bloody Sunday chilled and fascinated me. My tour group left Derry quite a bit more sober than when we’d arrived. After another night at Paddy’s Palace, Adam and I departed for Dublin by train bright and early Saturday morning. The differences between the two capitals of Ireland were immediately striking; Dublin is definitely touristier than any of the parts of Belfast we’d explored. A stroll through Trinity College, the Temple Bar area and the Guinness Store House filled our day in Dublin and perfectly rounded out our weekend on the Emerald Isle.


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Explore the true meaning of eroticism Ae’Jay Mitchell

Once in a Blue Moon

The shortest complete sentence in the English language is, “Go.”

Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time, was finally released to DVD on April 22 — Earth Day, a decision based on the film’s ecological themes. Now you can see the stunning, new world of Pandora that director James Cameron created from the comfort of your living room. While the DVD is only 2D, the visual effects and creativity don’t fade. Whether you’re captivated by the technology or the plot — which contains everything from adventure to romance, Avatar is worth the purchase.

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On Monday, I was involved in a performance arts piece conceived by my friend and artistic colleague Ashley Cristiano. The piece involved four movement explorers, two males and two females, a floor and salt water. The four movers prompt was to use their bodies as rags to dry the water from the floor. As I rolled through the salt water with my fellow investigators, a certain adrenaline began to rush through my body. My consciousness was transported to an atmosphere of tranquil and pure eroticism. This atmosphere was enriched through the water rustling against our bodies, the concentrated breathing in both masculine and feminine registers, of the spontaneous physical (and non-physical) contacts between a body and a body, a body and water, a body and the ground, a body and the air. After the piece finished and I stood in the sun drying with

the three other performers, I felt this overwhelming satisfaction. I breathlessly sat with a desire for more — a desire to enter this Eden of the erotic once more. So Wake Forest, let’s talk about sex. In the collegiate culture, we often do not think of sexuality in terms of exploring the erotic. Hell, many of us have no clue what an “exploration of the erotic” actually means. The erotic is a foundation for one’s sexuality. It is what inspires sexual expression, desire and enlightenment. So why is it that the first Google search result (and the second, and the third and the fourth...) of the term “erotic” offers links to pornographic sites designed as ammunition to mangle the beauty of sex. However, I, for one, would prefer to not share my sexual inspirations with sex-starved middle aged men who have not attended a social event in thirty years. In allowing oneself to detach from one’s body, one become aware of the tranquil erotic. This sensation develops simply through noticing every molecule of your body as they energize your existence. The erotic is an artist’s paint brush; it is a violinist’s bow; it is a writer’s pen. When journeying towards your tranquil eroticism, sex is more than just a thing to do and a way to reach brief orgasmic pleasure.

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With classes coming to an end, everyone is ready for summer. Whether you’re wishing for a summer fling — or just that finals were over, bask in your own summer dreams with this fruity drink. 60 ml. midori melon liqueur 45 ml. orange juice 45 ml. lemon juice or lemon squash Fill shaker with ice, and add in all ingredients. Shake the mixture together. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon slices, pineapple chunks, and a festive paper umbrella.

“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@ wfu.edu.

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Everyone knows that man has been to the moon and orbited the earth, but what about these other space exploring critters? A long list of non-human astronauts have survived being shot through the atmosphere, some more strange than others — why fish? 1. Dogs 2. Monkeys 3. Spiders 4. Cats 5. Turtles 6. Fish 7. Frogs 8. Newts 9. Guinea pigs 10. Mice

Sex becomes a lifestyle of making spontaneous choices with your own body. The intermingling of water, air, earth, and flesh provides a journey towards eroticism that tears down the fears of exploration and open up one’s imagination. Finding one’s erotic inspirations awakens us to our own senses. As students, drowning in work, we often take for granted the magnificence of taste, of smell, of touch, of sight, and of hearing. The erotic allows us to intimately focus those senses all in a search of self disembodiment and into a place of self satisfaction. No, I am not talking about a physical masturbation, but I am talking about a spiritual release of one’s sexual identity. When we find our erotic tranquility, we become inventive lovers –– something beyond the cool sex position you read about in your new copy of Cosmo. Don’t sell yourself short … dip into your Eden of eroticism ... and make your forbidden fruit something glorious and divine. Keep talking, Wake!

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Movie Review | The Last Song

Sparks gives fans yet another tearful, romance film By Samantha Hoback | Staff writer

Last year, Nicholas Sparks won audiences over with his latest novel, The Last Song. Many of his loyal fans — including myself — were counting down the moments until the movie version of the book would be released. Last month, the wait was over. Sparks actually wrote the screenplay of The Last Song, which opened on March 31, before the novel. Working with the movie’s leading actress, Miley Cyrus, to create the story about Ronnie Miller and her whirlwind summer at the beach, Sparks has once again proven his talent as a storyteller. In The Last Song, Cyrus plays recent high school graduate from New York City. When her father invites Ronnie and her brother, Jonah, to spend the The Last Song summer Starring | Miley Cyrus, Greg with him in Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Liam Savannah, Hemsworth, Kelly Preston (Wilmington Director | Julie Anne Robinson in the book Who’s it for? | young women 15 version), and up Ronnie is sigRunning Time | 1 hr. 47 mins. nificantly less than thrilled. Rating | A+ Since her parents’ divorce, Ronnie has given up her one true passion — playing the piano — and turned down the opportunity to attend Julliard in the fall. While in Savannah, Ronnie meets Will Blakelee, a local teen who works for his father’s auto body shop and volunteers for the Savannah aquarium. At first, Ronnie is put off by Will’s confidence and forwardness. But after discovering their mutual concern for wildlife—sea turtles in particular—the two form a fast friendship that develops into much more than a summer fling. During the summer, Ronnie spends most of her time with Will. Despite the attempts of Will’s exgirlfriend, Ashley, and pressure from his best friend, Scott, Will finds himself falling hard for the New York tourist. As she gets closer to Will, Ronnie also learns to overcome her insecurities and confront her past. She even begins to grow closer with her father, and not a moment too soon. As a child, Ronnie and her father had bonded over their love of music and the piano, but their relationship took a turn for the worst when he moved to Georgia after the divorce. Starring opposite some big names in Hollywood, including Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston, Cyrus proves that she is all grown up. Trading her Hannah Montana wig in for a much more mature role in The Last Song, Cyrus as Ronnie shows that she is moving forward with her career and ready to

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A budding summer romance with Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth) teaches Ronnie Miller (Miley Cyrus) about herself and her past in The Last Song. take on more serious roles. Her leading man, Liam Hemsworth, comes from Australia. In his breakout American role, Hemsworth competes with Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron for this year’s silver screen heartthrob. Since working together on the set of The Last Song, Cyrus and Hemsworth have become much more than a lovable on-screen couple. Although Hemsworth will win the heart of all of the 15-19 year old audience members (and some of the older ones as well), it is Jonah, played by Bobby Coleman, who takes everyone by surprise. Coleman, who has also appeared in films like Must Love Dogs and Post Grad, plays Ronnie’s adorable little brother who proves that he is intelligent beyond his years. Jonah and his father work together on a stained-glass window for the local church that burned down. Prior to seeing The Last Song, I had some doubts about Cyrus in the leading role. Since landing the title role of Hannah Montana and releasing several chart-topping hits, the pop star has conquered the Disney Channel and the music industry. But Hollywood is a totally different

ballgame. If you aren’t a Cyrus fan before seeing the movie, I guarantee you will be afterwards. Not only does she shine on the screen, but she proves that she can really act. In one scene, in particular, she gives a convincing portrayal of a brokenhearted daughter, shedding extremely believable tears when she receives tragic news. Another thing that will impress audiences is that she only sings in one scene — with the radio — showing that she doesn’t need her music success to make it in the film industry. For anyone who hasn’t read the book, you should know that The Last Song is a tear-jerker. Like most of Sparks’ novels, there is a surprising twist about halfway through the film that will leave you reaching for Kleenex. Directed by Julie Anne Robinson, The Last Song is a great summer movie, giving us all a taste of the magical possibilities that come with longer days and warmer weather. Whether you are looking for a feel-good family film or you’re in the mood for a timeless love story, audiences of all ages will love The Last Song.


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CD Review | Who Are? We Think We Are!

Post-punk band from Winston-Salem releases album

I love it, but I’ll still express hesitation in associating it with post-punk. Regardless Post-punk has become an umbrella of this personal caveat, Winston-Salem’s genre to the point of near obsolescence. I own Jews and Catholics’ newest record really hate using the label, and I’ll always Who Are? We Think We Are! is, with so consider it a temporal genre — there is little hesitation, the sound of post-punk. What sets me reeling, no way to separate a band like The Jesus Who Are? We Think We Are! though, is that they achieved it without and Mary Chain Artist | Jews and Catholics a drummer and with from their times. Genre | Post-punk, Rock the use of an upright The post-punk Best Tracks | “Golden Arrow” and bass. scene has certainly “Slow Disease” Jews and Cathomanaged to ensure lics just signed a that its sound lives Grade | A deal with 307 Knox on, and, not too long RIYL | The Replacements records, but remain ago, even staged a as frighteningly “revival.” My sentiments, however, remain exactly the same unrestrained as they ever have. Their on this later emergence, but I at least sound remains a very calculated balance appreciate the inter-nominal acknowl- between the raw emotional release of edgment of this replication. I grew up a band like Superchunk (another N.C. on the sound The Strokes made famous; native) and the hyper-polished surface By Nathon Bedsole | Staff writer

of a group like Franz Ferdinand. The result is an accessible but still repeatplay-worthy album. An album that effortlessly blends Jawbreaker-esque ’90s hardcore to instrumentation reminiscent of Echo & The Bunnymen seems like it shouldn’t appear so minimalist on stage. Minimalist, that is, until things get going. Garcia’s energy during a performance is bonkers. I had the opportunity to see them with another one of my in-state favorite bands, Birds and Arrows at Eliot’s Revue a couple of weeks ago. Even in a tiny dive, Jews and Catholics replicates and then some their album’s sound — with a drum machine. After hearing only the first few tracks on this album and after about thirty seconds of that performance, I simply could not imagine how much time and effort must

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go into programming those drum tracks. Far beyond keeping a simple beat for the musicians, it is as if those little black machines are members of the band. The drum machine flawlessly orchestrated tempo changes and added to the wall of sound that came from these two people. I was surprised every time a new song started simply because I couldn’t believe how well it all worked together. Jews and Catholics certainly don’t fit into the typical image of the “indie” band today — a very conscious effort. The independent music scene is larger, more active and more connected than it has ever been. With the establishment of the Internet as the communicator for the music industry, we are all exposed to more music than any generation before us. Unfortunately, in this situation it is easy

to become inundated. In the past decade we saw re-hashing after re-hashing with stunts and gimmicks to spare. With any laptop anyone can record a record. The readily available means has led to scores of people creating music that I can only describe as “singing as if they wished they were somewhere else.” The amount of sweat and noise present at Jews and Catholics’ live performances and emotion in the songs on Who Are? We Think We Are! is testament to the fact that we ought to pay them mind — they aren’t writing this because they can. The only place left as safe-haven is the local scene. Local is now global, and Jews and Catholics make Winston-Salem a very exciting place to be right now. Well, at least until May 25th when this album is nationally distributed. Be sure to be at the Garage on April 30th for their Winston-Salem release show.

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Concert Review | Chi Rho Big Concert

Concert crowd fills Wait Chapel By Jessie Ammons | Staff writer

I walked in a few minutes before 8 p.m. Saturday, hoping to slide into a reasonably decent seat near the front. To my surprise, I was forced into the very back region of Wait Chapel due to the crowd that showed up for Chi Rho’s Big Concert. Despite the appeal of Seize the Quad’s DJ right outside, Wait Chapel’s bottom floor was almost full for the annual performance of the university’s all-men Christian acapella group. The show began promptly with a short, comical video produced by Ryan Youngerman, a member of Chi Rho, with assistance by many of the other group members and friends. It was a great way to begin by giving the audience a good chuckle and therefore making the setting more intimate. Even if you knew none of the singers before, you felt as if you did just a little bit post-movie. Chi Rho has upped the ante on their image, if you haven’t noticed from the bigger and more pristine posters around campus. As expected, they looked dapper, each singer in a different brightly-colored button-up, and the singing began with a favorite from last year, “New Day,” featuring a solo by John Lanham. The program featured a mix of familiar beloved covers and hymns interspersed with some new selections. As a mere appreciator of music with no actual knowledge about its technicalities, I cease to be amazed by Chi Rho’s complex harmonies and rich tones. The men are always entertaining to watch because each one moves in a unique way to the beat of the music; they all visibly become immersed in their singing in a way that really is inspirational. During haunting hymns without any soloist, like “O Magnum Mysterium,” they enter individual states of worship that is moving regardless of personal religious beliefs. One highlight of the night was a song which made its debut at this concert, “Imagine Me,” with solos by Alex Blake, Gabe Irby and Brandon Monteith. Originally sung by Kirk Franklin, the hopeful song was accompanied by four WFU Dance Company members. The result was an overwhelming presentation of human expression and chill-worthy emotion. A few songs later, Alexander “Pud” Ivey soloed to “Carried to the Table.” The song

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Two members of a co-ed singing group Innuendo preform during their final concert for the year on April 18.

Fashion column | Short and Chic

Shoe choice makes or breaks your outfit Nilam Patel Staff columnist

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Junior Ryan Wyrofsky and sophomore Keaton Lee preform during Chi Rho’s concert before seize the Quad on April 18. concluded with nothing but voices, without any accompanying acapella harmonizing noises. Unfortunately, the sound projection was muddled from my spot in the back and the microphones could definitely have been turned up a few notches. The overall program was also more hymn-heavy than it has been in years past, at least from my memory, and the audience might have enjoyed a few more up-tempo songs. They did make some efforts to lighten the seriousness inevitable with hymns; before beginning “Nearer to Me,” featuring Ryan Niland, the group all donned Snuggies of various colors and patterns (including leopard-print!), which they proceeded to shed right before a tempo pick-up. They obviously enjoyed themselves, so the audience could not help but do likewise. Muffled tunes aside, Chi Rho did an excellent job of truly entertaining the audience without distracting from their core existence as a serious acapella group. The men, led by music Director Alex Blake, have clearly put in an immense amount of time and

practice to perfect their pitch-perfect harmonies. A brief break mid-concert was a perfect opportunity for Intimate Praise, the university’s gospel choir, to perform a few passionate songs. Coordinated in colors of black and gold and with easy rhythms and awesome range, they provided a nice change of pace.After distributing senior awards and the annual Chi Rho scholarship, which went to graduating senior Ryan Wy, it became time for the traditional finale. All former Chi Rho members in attendance went forward to sing “Now to Him” together with the current group. Whether they were college freshmen or established businessmen, these men shared a bond as they performed the final piece; nobody forgot the lyrics and everybody chimed right in to their familiar pitch. Chi Rho is clearly more than an acapella group, a unique brotherhood and creative outlet for generations of college men. The audience was just lucky to be invited in on the action.

“Hello, lover.” I think those words every single time. I see/wear a pair of fabulous shoes. I mean please, shoes are one of the things that can actually make me go weak in the knees (which I suppose isn’t good, especially if these shoes are over 4-inches high). I’m sure that any girl as obsessed with fashion and shoes as me has seen an episode of Sex and the City. Hell, any and every girl (some guys too) has probably seen an episode of that fabulously dressed show. I don’t mean to bring up the show randomly but the scene that reminds me of shoes (well, all of them do but this one in particular stands out to me) is the one where Carrie is window-shopping and she sees a gorgeous pair of shoes. I recently saw the most gorgeous pair of shoes that I have ever seen and I have been contemplating all week on whether or not I should buy them. They are expensive, I will admit but I’m hoping the cost per wear for these shoes is going to make them worth it. This is what I want to stress in this article, cost per wear for shoes is important! Like I said in many of my previous articles, shoes can either make or break your outfit. Shoes can transform your outfit. Actually, shoes can easily be the one aspect of your outfit that makes it season or occasion appropriate. There are so many different types of shoes: flats, pumps, sandals, boat shoes, tennis shoes, etc. How many different types of heels do you think there are? More than you can

probably imagine: D’Orsay, peep-toe, closed-toe, sling-backs, wedges, etc. You can buy them in a multitude of patterns, colors, fabrics. I recommend not wearing velvet shoes unless you know that it’s going to be a dry day. You wouldn’t want to wear velvet in warm weather anyway so late fall/early winter are the only two times left. Leather and cloth are the most common types of fabrics for shoes and they are easier to take care of. You need to be careful of stains but you can easily remove them with a toothbrush and some mild laundry detergent. Also, please be aware of cork heels. Keep them understated because there is a fine line between classy and klassy. While patterns on shoes are great, make sure that your outfit is a solid color as to not make the outfit so “busy.” And another key rule to always remember is to never wear flats with a pencil skirt or a tight dress because it will make your legs look short and stubby. I have been told several times by several different people that I own too many shoes. And the same type of shoes. But I am a strong believer in buying multiples of items when you find the perfect fit and comfort. Having shoes in multiple colors is convenient because matching is easier and you can get dressed much quicker. I do suggest having three basic types of shoes: one pair of black ballet flats, one pair of black pumps and one pair of comfortable sandals in a color of your choice. If you have these three pairs of shoes, you will be able to match them with any of your outfits (and these three are the only essentials you will need when going on vacation!). No matter how many pairs of shoes you have, consider them each expensive pieces of art. Treat your shoes with the care and respect they deserve because second to diamonds, shoes are a girl’s best friend.


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Concert Review | Ben Harper Springfest

Ben Harper and

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Attract locals and students to Wait Chapel By Caroline Edgeton | Managing editor

All photos by Rachel Cameron /Old Gold & Black

I’m going to admit something here before I say anything about this concert: I have never been a huge fan of Ben Harper. He has always been one of those musicians that I have been acquainted with since “Steal My Kisses” came out back when I was in elementary school and have listened to on and off since. He would make appearances on my iTunes music library in high school from time to time and provide some nice background music for whatever I was doing. If people said they like him I would always say, “Oh yeah, I like Ben Harper – “Steal My Kisses” is a great song!,” but nothing really beyond that (and for those people who agree you will be upset to hear that “Steal My Kisses” was not even played). I never really listened to what he was saying to be perfectly honest. Sure I picked up on a few songs over the years, but not until I received word that Harper was going to be our Springfest concert did I really give him a closer listen. With that I began to see what people were talking about when they said they were fans of Harper’s. When I saw him perform on, April 21, in Wait Chapel did I really begin to feel a true connection to his work. Harper and his band, the Relentless 7 undoubtedly put on

a great performance. Everything from the songs they performed to the lighting, atmosphere and crowd seemed to naturally be in tune with one another. Though the opening band, Alberta Cross, wasn’t bad, they really didn’t seem to mesh very well with Harper’s more jam-band, rock ‘n roll style music. There is something to be said for their somber, more trancey-style instrumentals which were quite good, but a bit too spacey for opening up the main event. It was also a little difficult hearing the lyrics of their songs, but I also tend to listen more closely for those than most. Once the evening broke into Harper’s performance, he opened the evening with four acoustic pieces being purely Harper on stage, rug underneath his bright orange Nike tennis shoes, sitting in front of a microphone with either an acoustic guitar or slide guitar propped on his lap jamming and/or singing his heart out. Performing songs “Power of the Gospel,” “One Road to Freedom,” “When it’s Good” and “There Will Be a Light,” Harper’s deep connection to his lyrics was felt by all whom watched. “Acoustic music really gets to the soul of what a song is about … we just finished the video for the most acoustic song on (the new album) called ‘Skin

Thin’ and it’s f***ing tremendous,” Harper said via telephone conference. “I really wanted to focus more on that side of music with this album.” Harper performed four new tracks off of his upcoming album Give ‘Til it’s Gone that definitely got the crowd moving: “Feel Love,” “Broken,” “Skin Thin” and “Rock ‘n Roll is Free.” I’d definitely keep a look out for “Broken” and its powerful, balladstyle sound. Also playing favorites “Red House,” “Give a Man a Home,” “Diamonds on the Inside,” “Better Way” and “Up To You Now,” audience members were all enjoying the evening immensely. Surprisingly enough, though Harper and his band stalled for a bit, the performers returned to the stage for a fivesong encore making it almost feel like another set. “Please Me Like You Want To,” “Amen Omen,” a cover of “Under Pressure,” “Rock ‘n Roll is Free” and “Serve Your Soul” closed the evening. Overall, for fans and people like me who had no close connection to Harper’s music prior, this was a great performance and well worth the $25 ticket price.

Event Review | Pants Down IV

Banshees deliver a solid spring sketch comedy show By CeCe Brooks | Editor in chief

To start off I’ll admit that I’m not a great Wake Forest student. I have not been to a Lilting Banshees show since orientation freshman year. For awhile I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything (I was told the yellow posters were funnier), but this year I’ve felt both guilty and like I was missing out. So, when it came time for Pants Down IV, I decided to go. As we produce this paper you’re reading on Wednesday nights (thank you Wake Forest for scheduling anything big and fun on Wednesdays), I had to wait until the Thursday night performance. According to those who went to the April 14 show, the group’s three seniors, John Track, Thomas Kozak and Anna O’Brien, each picked a favorite skit from the past to perform again. Per usual the crowd was huge and a slideshow of jokes played on Thursday as people flowed into Brendle. Before welcoming some special guests, they played “Earth Day Sex,” a music video featuring Banshees Will McQuain and Anna O’Brien (although well-known university musician John McDonald was the actual voice on the track).

This seems to be one of the most memorable aspects of the show as people are still talking about it, nearly a week later. Thursday’s show featured special guests from UNC, the Chapel Hill Players (CHiPs), an improv and sketch comedy group. The CHiPs were great and their improv style was something refreshing and new. Considering the Banshees set was more than an hour, having the opening act last 45 minutes was a little much. The great part of an 11 p.m. performance time is that it doesn’t conflict with much other than homework, but not getting out till 1 a.m. on a weeknight is pushing it for some people (not me, the lifelong insomniac, but I’m speaking for others). Onto the main performance, the Lilting Banshees’ Pants Down IV. In keeping with tradition, they separated each skit with a mini-dance party underneath the Banshees spotlight. On a side note, I really enjoyed the amped-up versions of popular songs that were played during these rave sessions. The show featured a mix of Wakerelated and non-Wake-related material. Obviously, fraternities and sororities

(more so frats in this case) were sources for various jokes. One skit featured a couple guys and girls going around to different lounges using handshakes instead of key codes to gain access. Handshakes varied from hair flips to punching to a reenactment of the dance from The Parent Trap (definitely one of the funniest moments of the night). A recurring skit throughout the night was “Historic Walks of Shame,” with famous couples like the Flintstones and Aladdin and Jasmine (“He said (the carpet) would fly!”). One of the more poorly received skits of the show was “Grizzly Bear Moses,” which questioned what it would be like if Moses had been a Grizzly Bear. The skit had some funny parts, but just went on for way too long. This led me to believe that the group did better with more Wake-related skits. However, the Harry Potter deleted scenes and country playground sketches did not play off any university stereotypes, but still earned a decent amount of laughs. While more faithful Banshee fans have said, however, that this wasn’t the group’s best, I was still pretty entertained throughout.

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Seniors John Track and Anna O’Brein play the Flinestones on the morning after in the “Historic Walks of Shame” skit.

Restaurant Review | The Carriage House

Restaurant not recommended for college students By Nilam Patel | News editor

hopes that the restaurant would be one of WinstonSalem’s hidden gems. We sat down to order and I was at least still The Carriage House is situated on Stratford Road, near the Hummer car dealership by Hanes sort of excited because the menu I had looked Mall. From the outside, the restaurant seems at online was filled with home-style food which we hoped would remind us of kept up, well-lit and judging our mothers’ cooking. Then by the amount of cars outside, The Carriage House the waitress came over with the Carriage House seemed to a massive baskets of crackers be a popular establishment on Location | 1409 Stratford Rd. for us (instead of bread) and a Friday night. I had looked Hours | 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. asked if we wanted to try their up reviews about the Carriage 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat famous relish and cheese tray. House before I had asked my Serving | American We declined and she explained friends to go there. that it was a customer favorie The reviews seemed to be great Price Range | $10 - $20 that used to come for free but and it looked like it would be Grade | D now, much to the dismay of on the average college student’s their customers costs a whopbudget. Once we walked into the restaurant, we were slightly surprised. My ping $2.95. We ordered our food and first came the salads friends and I were the only ones in the restaurant (with the exception of the waiters and waitresses) a plate of finely shredded lettuce with two cherry to be under the age of 55. We decided to stay in tomatoes on top. We ate our salads in peace and

hoped that the dinner itself would be good. I had smartly ordered the veggie burger, one of my friends had ordered the stuffed chicken and my other friend ordered the calms. I will go ahead and say that my veggie burger was delicious but it’s difficult to ruin a frozen veggie patty but it was expensive for a veggie burger; $10 is asking too much. When my friend’s entrée of chicken cordon bleu came, it looked like a brick, and basically tasted like one too. She said that it reminded her of the frozen chicken her grandparents bought from Sam’s Club. I feel like chicken is probably one of the easiest foods to cook at restaurants, and since everyone orders it, the chef must be proficient on how to cook it right? Wrong! And on top of the rubbery, bad tasting chicken, it was $16. When my other friend’s clams came, they still had the shape of the frozen state that they were in about 20 minutes ago. They looked square and squashed together. Definitely not the shape and texture that clams should retain. My friend

described the taste of his meal as, “it tastes like grass clippings.” It too was around $16 which I feel is a bit excessive for frozen food. We opted not to get dessert because we were already a bit sick of the food. Maybe we should have stayed because the frozen key lime pie you can buy in the grocery stores is pretty good. Overall, the food at the Carriage House scored below average and I do not recommend any college students going there. I would, however, recommend this restaurant to your grandparents and their friends because it seems very popular for that crowd. The lighting is great, the paintings on the walls are well-liked among the customers (you’re wondering how I know that, it’s because I asked the waitress about one of the paintings of a jumbo jet over a rolling meadow and got a 15-minute spiel about the historical importance of the PTI airport) and the overall feel is that of a slightly personalized Denny’s. Save your time and money.


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Theatre Preview | The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Comedy examines Judas in a modern-day purgatory By Nicole Stanton | Staff writer

With the last full week of classes at hand and exams just around the corner the prospect of getting off campus for a weekend at the beach or a trip home is looking slim to none. So, why not take a study break in a courtroom in Purgatory and watch Judas Iscariot take the stand? The Last Days of Judas Iscariot gives Jesus’ betrayer a second chance and calls into question the motives behind Judas’ actions in a modern-day subsection of purgatory called Hope. Cunningham, a defense attorney decides to reopen the case of Judas Iscariot and refute the decision made to throw him into Hell. Ignoring all rules of time and reality, the play to testify on the witness stand including Biblical figures, such as Caiaphas the Elder, Pontius Pilate, Simon the Zealot, and even Satan, as well as historical figures such as Mother Teresa and Sigmund Freud. Depositions from many of the saints are also heard, and fictional scenes from the "past" are replayed (such as Judas' adorable encounter with another young boy when he was 8-years-old and his having drinks with Satan in a bar after betraying Jesus). Senior Theatre major Brittini Shambaugh will be directing her last play but looks forward to this comedic drama as a capstone to her career at Wake Forest. “It is incredibly beautiful and thought-provoking and I feel it will speak to a lot of people on many different levels. It is the kind of play that has the power to really make audience members reevaluate everything that they have ever

claimed to believe, while presenting them with the kind of humor that might cause them to pee their pants.� So what type of student would readapt a sacrilegious play about the man who betrayed Jesus? Guy Aiken, a first year Divinity student and the dramaturge says, “I would not say that this play is only about Judas, but about a larger, passionate desire to find the truth. I understand the point of view of people who might be offended by the play; it has violent, sexually suggestive, and profane language. It has martyrs and disciples using the vernacular of sailors rather than saints, and the images and themes the play brings up are not necessarily pleasant. However, as a young person trying to find my own truth, I hope that people keep in mind that this is not a church play.� Aiken along with Shambaugh decided that this was too great of a show and they were too much in love with it not to make it happen.The show uses very strong language and street talk to bring a modern audience into the world of the play. The show is directed towards a more mature audience, for example, the F bomb is dropped on numerous occasions. Aiken explains, “This is definitely not your runof-the-mill Jesus story, but at the same time, I think it is the sort of show that will speak to the religious and nonreligious alike. It doesn't preach at all. It tells a great story in a thought provoking and often really hilarious way.� The comedy is partly based on updating biblical events and putting modern twists on characters that you normally might not think of as having

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University students perform in a comedic play that reopens the case of Judas Iscariot, the infamous disciple who betrayed Jesus. a personality at all. Thomas becomes a sweaty, nervous disciple with glasses, Satan wears Gucci, and Roman Soldiers become “gangsta.� “I believe that the choice that Guirgis made when writing this play to make the Saints (and all of the characters really) more down to earth and real is where he most succeeded,� Shambaugh said. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is written by American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis and the original, sold-out production in New York City

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