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33 miners trapped in Chilean gold and copper mine Thirty-three miners trapped 2,300 feet below ground in Chile are depending on food, medicine and supplies being dropped to them through a 4-inch-wide tube. The supplies from the tube will have to sustain the men for perhaps up to four months while a shaft wide enough to pull a man through is drilled. The miners already have been trapped since a rockslide inside the San Esteban gold and copper mine cut off their exit route. A probe retrieved a note from the miners on Aug. 20 saying all were alive and well in a cramped, 530-square-foot shelter. They survived by sharing tiny portions of canned fish stored in the shelter room.

Three teens killed due to Facebook hitlist Three teens who were on a 69-name hit list posted on Facebook have been killed in the past 10 days in a southwestern Colombian town, officials say. Police say they do not know who posted the list or why the names are on it. But officials note that a criminal gang known as Los Rastrojos and a Marxist guerrilla group called the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia operate in the area.

A puzzling sight greeted students returning to the Reynolda Campus for the Fall 2010 semester. A new monument composed of a central podium and nine smaller podiums, four with large marble plaques, occupies a space that was once a grass buffer between the Manchester Plaza stage and Benson University Center. Speculations abounded during construction this summer as to what the final form and purpose of this new monument built into the heart of the campus. The structure, traditionally called a “plot,” is the culmination of four years of negotiations between the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternity and sorority leadership on campus and the university’s administration. The final result is the NPHC Garden, a symbolic and practical space designed to serve the needs of the local NPHC community and to pay tribute to nearly a century’s worth of history bound up in the NPHC organizations. The nine podiums surrounding the central podium in the garden each represent one of the “Divine Nine” traditionally black fraternities and sororities that compose the NPHC. Four of the nine currently have chartered organizations on campus though several of those no lon-

ger represented once held positions of prominence in university history. Plots traditionally serve as social and ritual centers for NPHC organizations around the country. Akin to fraternity lounges or hall space, these areas are dedicated exclusively to members and are for their use only. “It is a sacred space,” Anthony Williams, Wake Forest Fellow in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and alumnus member of Phi Beta Sigma (’10) said. “A lot of people (traditionally) do not use the space if they are not invited. The Plot is really a meaningful and powerful area for the organization.” The university’s NPHC Garden differs from this traditional exclusivity in an important way — the use of the space has the potential for campus-wide education. “A lot of it (activities at the NPHC Garden) is going to be educational,” Williams said. “Our numbers are not as big as at other universities, so we are going to use this as an opportunity to educate the campus.” Alta Mauro, director of the OMA, seconded the impor-

tance of the educational aspect of the space. “Very important to achieving inclusion is raising awareness. This space may not propel people into meaningful cross cultural relationships, but it will promote awareness of less represented organizations,” she said. The NPHC Garden has already achieved that goal. Concerns, compliments and criticisms surround the completion of the structure. Many students expressed concern about the lack of transparency surrounding the project. When asked about this, Steve Hirst, director of student leadership and organizations, explained that the process had been so drawn out over so many successive student government and NPHC administrations that discussions held at the beginning of negotiations may not have carried over to the current Student Government administration. Though, Hirst added, the most important part of the process is “for the students (involved in the NPHC organizations) to know that the university values them.” This value can be taken with a grain of salt according to Mauro. “We are trying to be as supportive of people in Greek Life as we can. After all, this is something good where there wasn’t anything before,” she said. “But when has Wake Forest stopped when something was just good enough? The last thing we need at Wake Forest is another story of people

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Bridge inspections slow down traffic Drivers on Business 40 can expect slowdowns this week as inspectors check a series of bridges downtown. The inspections, which had originally been scheduled for the fall, were moved up as a result of falling pieces of concrete discovered earlier this month, said David Spainhour, a maintenance engineer in the local office of the N.C. Department of Transportation. One lane of the road is expected to be closed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while the inspections are being performed. The lane closure will vary, but only one lane is expected to be closed at any given time.

Hurricane Danielle poses no apparent threat Hurricane Danielle unexpectedly weakened from Category 2 to Category 1 late in the morning of Aug. 24 as it churned through the middle of the Atlantic, far from land, the National Hurricane Center reported. Danielle — the second hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic season — was moving to the west-northwest with maximum sustained winds near 80 mph, within the 74 mph to 95 mph parameters of Category 1.

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Pi Beta Phi sorority loses charter By Caroline Edgeton | Managing editor

On Aug. 4, the university announced that its sorority chapter of Pi Beta Phi was officially suspended of their charter through the grand council at the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). The university was notified of this on Aug. 2. “In late June we found out through members that a letter had been sent to Pi Phi members that the grand council would take up in their annual meeting whether the chapter should be closed,” Ken Zick, vice president and dean of student affairs, said. “That was a real surprise to us.” According to Zick, NPC stated that the university’s chapter was guilty of an “unprecedented violation of probation” as a result of having a party after being put on probation due to practicing traditions from the previous university local chapter — known as Strings — before the university’s female greek life associated itself on a national level. Upon questioning NPC in response to the loss of the charter, the current members — now actually known as Pi Phi alumnae — as well as the university were

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given little to no detail about specific incidents where NPC felt the university’s Pi Phi chapter compromised the national rules and regulations. According to Zick, the university was given word that some members were continuing some Strings traditions. “These were more like silly traditions, nothing crazy or dangerous,” Anna Dillard, former co-vice president of Pi Phi, said. “It definitely wasn’t enough to take our chapter away.” The university agreed that the practices of Strings were never publicized enough to even be a bothersome aspect. “There was never any visual representation of Strings to begin with,” Steve Hirst, director of student leadership and organizations, said. “From what we understand they weren’t doing anything that really compromised the national Pi Phi standards.” “We also have never had a sorority lose their charter as a result of a disciplinary action,” Zick said. In many instances, overall failure to adhere to university policies such as meeting the academic

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requirement and failure to maintain rituals or members have been reason enough to remove charters. Because none of these reasons were even considered a problem, the university and the Pi Phi alumnae felt “blindsided.” “We can’t think of any specific instances where we were concerned about Pi Beta Phi losing their charter; we didn’t have any evidence of deterioration or specific incidents where health and safety were an issue,” Hirst said Because the university was not aware of any specific incidents where the university’s Pi Phi chapter was guilty of extreme misconduct, this was a very “peculiar” action of NPC. “The university wasn’t in the loop on the national level at all. We tried to talk to national executives from Pi Beta Phi and all they told us was that the loyalty and integrity was being compromised by (the university’s chapter of ) Pi Beta Phi, and that’s all,” Zick said.

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Brieflies New “Respite” service from the Office of the Chaplain The Office of the Chaplain will offer a new Christian Worship service this year entitled “Respite.” The service will be held each Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. in Davis Chapel; it will last for 30 minutes. This service replaces the Thursday Chapel, which has been a tradition for years.

Fulbright scholarships offered to university students Each year the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides future American leaders with an opportunity to study, conduct research and teach in other countries. Grants provide round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and the possibility of full or partial tuition. The program awards 1,500 grants annually to 140 countries; it also awards English Teaching Assitantships to 50 countries. Interested students should contact the university’s Fulbright program advisor Tom Phillips by Sept. 24.

Committee on scholarships seeking new Mullen Scholars The Committee on Scholarships and Student Aid has invited sophomores, juniors and seniors with outstanding records to compete to become Thomas E. and Ruth Mullen Scholars of the Upperclass Carswell Scholarships. These scholarships carry an annual stipend of $1,500, offer eligibility for summer grants, and may be renewed for the remainder of a student’s undergraduate education at the university. Applicants should submit to the Scholarship Committee a letter indicating the student’s major area of interest, extracurriculars and hopes for future study or work at the university and after graduation. Two faculty letters of recommendation must also be sent to the Scholarship Committee. Receipt of an application gives the Committee the right to review the student’s transcript and Dean’s record. Applications are due by Oct. 15.

Four artists featured in paintings from exhibition From Aug. 25 until Oct. 10, an exhibition of the work of Harold Buchwald, Hung Liu, Peter Plagens and Joseph Raffael will be displayed in the Hanes Art Gallery of Scales Fine Arts Center. These four artists were chosen for their contemporary style and their choice to remain with the paint media throughout their professional careers. Each of the exhibiting artists is represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC. Hoffman will visit during theexhibition to talk about the four artists and the history of her gallery. Her lecture will take place at 3 p.m. on Sept. 27 in Room 102 of the Art Wing of Scales Fine Arts Center.

Corrections In the Aug. 19 article “On-campus party changes become official,” the article said that there is a ban on parties for first-year students. No such ban exists. Students are simply being asked to evaluate their party habits and consider moving parties back to campus. In the Aug. 19 article “The Wake Forest Obstacle Course,” the third obstacle “The Thinkpad” mentioned the Resident Technology Advisors, RTAs, in every building. This program ended last year and will no longer be offered. In the Aug. 19 graphic “The Important People,” the Student Government Treasurer’s name was misspelled as VJ Cerniglio. His name is spelled VJ Cerniglia. In the Aug. 19 article “LENS Program focuses on sustainability,” the staff writer’s name was misspelled as Kaie Phillips. Her name is spelled Katie Phillips.

Thomas Brister: Political Science By Ken Meyer | Asst. news editor Professor Thomas Brister began working in the field of international politics when he earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Foreign Affairs and later his masters degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. Brister then began — quite literally — to circumnavigate the globe. He left his hometown along the Mississippi Gulf Coast for Washington, D.C. “In Washington, I worked both on the Hill (Capitol Hill) and at an association management firm,” he said. After that, Brister left Washington for Japan. “I worked for two years in Asia, in Japan on the JET (Japanese English Teacher) Program,” he said. “The first year I spent in a small town in rural Japan called Minobu teaching at the high school. The next year I spent mainly tutoring privately in another rural town.” Speaking about the culture of Japan, Brister noted that much emphasis is placed on social rank or position. “You have to get the bowing just right; how low you bow shows the person you’re speaking with how much you respect them. I remember that I entered a house once as a private tutor, and the grandmother

there literally prostrated herself on the floor before me. In her time, teachers were revered in Japan,” Brister said. Leaving Japan, Brister headed back to the United States, but he headed for Hawaii rather then the continental states. “I worked for a management firm called Peat Marwick in Honolulu,” he said. “They needed a Japanese translator, so I spent almost a year there.” Brister also lived for a year in Germany. “I spent a year or so at the University of Munich; I was completely immersed and surrounded by German for the entire year,” he said. He received his doctorate from the University of Virginia where he wrote his dissertation on Globalization and Nationalization in India, a country to which he traveled to conduct field research. “Four terrorist attacks occurred while I was in India; the attacks were all committed by the Kashmiri Separatists. One of them actually struck a market that I literally frequented daily; that really impacted me. It could have been me,” Brister said. Aside from his research in India, Brister also taught at a variety of colleges while and after receiving his doctorate.

“I taught classes at JMU (James Madison University), Sweet Briar College, Randolph-Macon and at UVA,” Brister said. In 2005, Brister was invited to the university to be a lecturer, and he has been on the faculty ever since. The classes he teaches mainly center around his interest in Globalization. It was his Globalization class — in fact — that gave rise to many other speciality classes he now teaches. “My class on terrorism came out of a look into terrorism that developed before September 11. There was a class I took in 1998 that looked at Al Qaeda; there were the attacks in India. Then after September 11, we realized these weren’t small groups anymore. That galvanized my interest,” Brister said. Another specialized class is his class on Global Media. This class illustrates the rising importance of media as a force of soft power in international relations. Brister also looked at his Intelligence and International Politics class. “The gravity of this subject is growing in importance. Many believe that the world of spy games ended with the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, but that just isn’t true,” he said. Brister noted how

he would be interested in researching this topic further in the future. Brister said, “In the world of intelligence, nothing is as it seems.” He recounted how each different country has its own model for its national intelligence agency. These agencies operate differently from country to country. “I’d be interested in researching or teaching a class that compares these agencies,” Brister said. And Brister’s travels abroad have not finished with his work at the university. He traveled to Russia with the university’s Helping Hands program in 2007 and to Morocco with the study abroad program in 2008 and 2010. Through all his travels, Brister has become true polyglot — speaking five foreign languages nearly fluently and two others to a varying degree. “I’m fluent with French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Hindi,” Brister said. “I also studied some Urdu in India, and I’ve learned the Arabic alphabet in Morocco twice now.” Brister looks to keep traveling, researching, teaching, and speaking in the future. Overall, Brister is a valuable asset to the university who has seen the world and brings a little bit of everywhere he has been and everything he has learned into his classroom. Matt Hayes/Old Gold & Black


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Experimental college comes to university By Katie Phillips | Staff writer

Decades ago the university participated in the Experimental College movement brought on by a student demand for a more flexible learning environment. The Experimental College (ExCo) courses were offered from 1968-73 to allow deeper engagement into subjects that were not traditionally taught in higher education institutions. The university’s relationship with the ExCo faded once an interim term was created between fall and spring semester that satisfied these demands. Senior Aubrey Sitler first learned of this program from a friend at Oberlin University who was in the midst of taking a class titled “Gilmore Girls.” This past spring and summer Sitler, backed by Student Government, co-chair Kat Black and five instructors, worked to provide university students with a fascinating list of classes under the Experimental College program. Sitler believes in the program because it is “fascinating that everyone has their own niche of interests, and often these topics cannot be brought into an academic setting.” Classes will be 10 weeks long this fall, starting after Labor Day and ending before Thanksgiving break so as not to interfere with finals week. The classes of ExCo can be taught by students, faculty or staff associated with the university. This semester Sitler sought out students who hold a peaked interest in a particular, and rather narrow, topic. There is a fair and open policy in the Instructor’s Agreement that serves as credibility for the class. In future semesters there will be an application to teach, asking questions about problem solving inside the classroom, unforeseeable challenges and real knowledge of the subject. As for now, no academic credit will be offered for the classes. “Those who take a class should feel a genuine interest towards the topic: you will want to do the work,” Sitler states. The work, however, will be limited and not necessarily academic in nature. “It will certainly not be ‘Work Forest’ work mode,” Sitler said.

Classes are scheduled to meet 1-4 hours per week for either one or two days per week. All class material will be electronic, no costs, and there will often be visual learning via YouTube or articles to read online. Four classes will be offered this fall. “Gaga: A Study” will be taught by sophomore Tré Easton, “Dance for Musical Theatre” by Ae’jay Mitchell, “Human Traffiking: Modern Day Slavery” by Joanna Villacorta and Maggie Ryan, and “Harry Potter: An Intellectual Approach to an Overnight Classic” by Anna Butler. The classes, with exceptions, will be primarily discussion based and contain pre-requisites such as listening to Lady Gaga’s albums. Sitler posed questions to each instructor regarding the pertinence of presenting each particular topic this semester: 1.) Why should this class be included in the WFU ExCo, aside from the fact that it’s not already offered? and 2.) Why is it pertinent to our campus, and why should people want to take it? All instructors answered with passion for their class. For example, Easton wrote about his Lady Gaga class: “This course is an exploration into the ability that humans innately posses within the realm of creativity. It should be included because it truly can aide in helping students to tap into the central creativity that drives society.” Class topics are not limited to academic interests and will be approved by a committee before the semester begins and put into a category such as The Arts, Do It Yourself, Popular Culture, etc. Any class can be held that is not offered in any department curriculum. Classes will be engaging and taught by someone who demonstrates a true interest in the subject. No tests will be taken and homework is limited. Next semester, Sitler wants to teach “The Art of Cupcake Making.” “Don’t think of it as taking a class, think of it as pursuing an interest,” Sitler said. An info session will be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 8 in Pugh Auditorium to discuss this semester’s classes, schedule, availability, and any other questions students, faculty members and staff pose. For any questions prior to the event, please contact Aubrey Sitler at sitlac7@wfu.edu or e-mail wfuexco@gmail.com. A Facebook page will be published soon for all interested parties.

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Jacqueline Sutherland loads up with books upon books for her upcoming classes this semester at the bookstore in Taylor Residence Hall.

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Michael David Corrigan, class of 2012, passed away at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, over the summer following a lengthy illness.  Corrigan fought a tough battle throughout high school. He was healthy and arrived at the university in the fall of 2008 as a freshman. After the completion of his freshman year, Corrigan fell ill once again. Corrigan put up a tough fight but he never let his illness hold him back. Friends and family were kept updated on Corrigan’s health status through a blog that Corrigan kept. He updated his blog regularly with the status of his health and random musings he wanted to share with the world. Even though Corrigan Corrigan faced tremendous adversity, he never complained and he always kept up a positive attitude. The incredible strength and character that he showed is admired by many. Corrigan lived life to the fullest and he didn’t let his illness define him or affect his vibrant persnality. Friends remember his great sense of humor and how his laughter constantly filled the room. Corrigan had the ability to spread happiness to anyone through laughter. He loved to laugh and he loved to make others laugh. “Michael was a special person who had an unbelievable will to fight.  He will be greatly missed,” a family friend commented. “I miss him so much.  He was one of my best friends.  I will always remember (his) goofy sense of humor, (his) laughter, (his) openness and love of life, (his) strength throughout all these years, and (his) undying love for (his) friends and family won’t ever be forgotten.” Corrigan was an accomplished three-sport athlete who played soccer, basketball and ran track.  He was a gentle young man, who had wisdom and a sense of humor beyond his 21 years.  He loved his friends and family, especially his older sister, Tara. He was a huge fan of sports and some of his favorite teams included the Jets, the Mets, the Fighting Irish and of course the Demon Deacons. Not only did he look forward to March Madness every year but he also enjoyed handicapping horse races, his blackberry and he was an aficionado of good food. He wanted to make a difference in the world through his contribution to the improvement of public health. Ultimately, the university lost a very special student who loved the life he led and he will be greatly missed. Corrigan’s kindness touched every person that he met and he made a difference in many people’s lives. “He was a fantastic friend,” said one of his friends who wished to remain unnamed. “He’s someone you could always depend on.” A funeral mass was conducted in Toms River, New Jersey, on Aug. 11, 2010. Memorials may be sent to the Michael Corrigan Scholarship Fund at 1854 Branch Brook Court, Toms River, New Jersey 08755.

(the university’s chapter of ) Pi Beta Phi, and that’s all,” Zick said. In response to the letter sent by NPC, the Pi Phi alumnae worked on an appeal throughout the month of July in correspondance with assistance from the university. “We wrote letters in support of keeping the sorority on campus; we sent them a number of plans about campus life and Greek life on campus in hopes that it would show the quality of environment of which the girls are involved with,” Zick said. “We kind of expected that with the university’s support that they’d change their minds. “It was shocking to us – we had never been in a situation where we advised a national group to keep their chapter on our campus and they still took it away.” In addition to the university’s Pi Phi chapter closing, Miami University (Ohio) and Ohio University’s Pi Beta Phi chapters were suspended. On April 9, the former Miami University Pi Phi members held a spring formal that resulted in nearly all the members being heavily intoxicated throughout the evening. Both chapters displayed severe misconduct at spring formals they were holding. In Miami’s case, most attendees were so intoxicated they

were described as “barely (able) to walk inside the facility.” With most attendees arriving heavily intoxicated, some had already begun vomiting on the way inside. Vomiting insued throughout the evening along with urination and excretion on the bathroom floor of the lodge where the formal was held. A table with an assortment of food items was flipped over, causing severe damage to the carpetted floor. Furthermore,thirteen items that belonged to the lodge were reported missing the next day. In Ohio University’s case, however, it appears urination on the bathroom floor as well as public displays of sexual conduct occured. In addition, individuals were climbing on top of the bar and around the caterers to obtain more alcohol without permission. The grand council only suspended Ohio’s charter for two years and Miami’s for one year. “This is all a very peculiar situation,” Zick said. Though all involved with the university are uncertain if the loss of its Pi Phi charter is in some way related to these charter suspensions, it is clear that Wake Forest members are not known for commiting such misconduct. “It’s our duty to support our students and to help the group reserve its collective friendship,” Zick said. “We want to support this group; we have to look at 130 women that want to experience a group of friendship with certain values, principles and ideas. “We’re more than willing to help them estab-

lish a provisionary organization that is consistent with the university’s values.” As a remedy to the removal of its Pi Phi affiliation, the university has been working with its “current members” to create a student organization or club. This would then go through the approval of the university’s student charter committe making it a student organization like any other club or group on campus. The change is frustrating, especially in light of the fact that current sophomore members were only initiated just a few months ago in the spring and have paid dues. In addition, all Pi Phi alumnae are not allowed to join any other sorority during the rest of their time on the university campus according to NPC national rules. “(NPC) froze our financial accounts and will not refund dues that were paid by the recent sophomore members,” Stacy Graff, former covice president of Pi Phi, said. “The sophomore girls are definitely the best class we’ve had so far. “ “They are definitely the most eager in continuing the organization,” she said. “We have accepted it and we’re just looking forward,” Dillard said. “Everyone is being extremely supportive. It’s totally unfair but we’ve been dealing with this all summer.We fought as much as we could, so all we can do is show the national group that we can be a legitimate organization without them.”

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of color that is half good. You know?”Many students and NPHC constituents object to the physical structure of the NPHC Garden. Though all nine organizations of the council are represented by podiums, only those on campus have detailed plaques. “A lot of students don’t think that tells the full story of the NPHC,” Mauro said. “At a place where students of color are such a small minority and feel excluded, the monument is great, but there is the fear that less than half of the organizations were represented.” This element comes into play poignantly in the case of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity that once had a powerful presence on campus, but not longer retains an active charter. It is not one of the organizations that received plaques in the NPHC Garden, despite its history with the university. Despite the criticisms, the NPHC Garden represents an important step for the university, according to Williams. “For me it means progress, it is a visible sign of the administration’s commitment to diversity. You know, we say things all the time, but to actually see something on campus that is dedicated to a small group that is looking to get bigger? I really appreciate its presence, it gives me hope for

the future,” he said. The NPHC Garden has already achieved that goal. Concerns, compliments and criticisms surround the completion of the structure. Foremost on many observers’ minds was the prominent location on campus. The appearance of the monument occured only a short time after the university made strides to minimize the visual presence of Greek life on campus by removing large letters from residence halls and replacing them with small plaques. Steve Hirst, director of student leadership and organizations, described the selection process for the location of the NPHC Garden. Many locations around campus were considered during the long planning process, but when it came time to cement building plans. “We didn’t want it to be on the periphery of campus. We wanted it to be where it was visible,” he said. Williams agreed with the importance of a centralized location. “It makes sense that it should be on the quad. You can’t miss it,” he said. “You walk to classes everyday and it is right there in front of you.” Many students also expressed concern about the lack of transparency surrounding the project. A formal dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the NPHC Garden will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 1. The event is open to all members of the university community.

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Monument adds vibrancy while promoting diversity on Manchester Plaza.


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Don’t punish offcampus students

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hile the majority of university students prefer to stay on campus for all four years of their undergraduate study, a reasonable portion of students choose to live off campus during their junior and/or senior years. While the advantages of staying on campus are numerous, including the conveniences of a ten-minute (at most) walk to class, in-built wireless and parking, off-campus living provides other valuable amenities. It's often much easier to economize when living off campus, and some students prefer the added privacy, space and freedom. We have noticed, however, that in some respects, offcampus students are being punished for their residential choice. Though maintaining that there is only a two-year residency requirement (for now), the administration tends to differentiate between the two student populations in subtle ways. For example, off-campus students must specifically request permission from the administration to live off campus. Additionally, if you’re an on-campus student who loses his Deacon OneCard, you are entitled to a one-time waiver of the card replacement charge. Offcampus students, however, receive no such perk. Additionally, parking can be a substantial obstacle for off-campus students, both financially and logistically. Both resident and commuter students are charged $500 for a yearly on-campus parking permit, which is illogical as off-campus students don’t have their cars parked permanently on campus. Additionally, commuter students who had resigned themselves to parking in the First Assembly Lot will now be charged $150, and this is

limited to only the first 600 people who enroll. Though the Bridger Field House Lot is free, the shuttle is sometimes inconvenient for those in a rush. In President Hatch’s recent email addressing the Pledge Night events, he also mentioned a report that recommended that the campus move toward a threeyear residency requirement. While the motivations of this potential decision are understandable, with the administration attempting to move parties back on campus, we feel that this would be unfair for those students who make a conscious, responsible decision to move off-campus. We would like to note that since the university still allows students to move off campus, these students shouldn’t be penalized for their choice to do so. If the university is opposed to off-campus living, then they should ban it and inform incoming students of the change. Permitting off-campus living, however, and then gradually adding restrictions and differing policies seems unreasonable. That being said, we would like to applaud the administration for its implementation of the Gold Line and Black Line, which provide free weekday shuttles between campus and local apartment complexes like Deacon Ridge. This does help to alleviate some of the parking problems faced by off-campus students as well as contribute to the university’s sustainability initiatives. We would also like to thank the administration for including off-campus students in future campus planning. We just hope that the treatment of off-campus and on-campus students is more similar in the future.

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Allow construction of Islamic center Matt Moran Staff columnist

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n recent weeks news of the “ground zero mosque” has captured headlines and brought pundits out of the woodwork on both sides. Some, like Barack Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mark McKinnon — a Republican media advisor, and a number of Jewish and Christian organizations have come out in favor of “the mosque” as a symbol tolerance and pluralism, even at a place of such pain. Others, generally but not exclusively on the political right, have strongly opposed it on grounds ranging from “it's insensitive to the victims of 9/11” all the way to the predictable “it will be a terrorist training center.” Those generous enough to read this column occasionally should not be surprised that I strongly support construction of “the mosque,” and I’d like to use this article to argue for it — with the understanding that reasonable dissent exists on this issue. I fully understand why a majority of Americans (62 percent by one count) oppose its construction, but I think when the rhetoric is stripped away and the facts of the issue are laid bare, the minority opinion is better supported than that of the majority. Firstly, the building isn’t a mosque, nor is it at Ground Zero. While the planned Islamic Cultural Center contains a mosque facility, its main goal is to both provide a place for New York’s many Muslims to gather for both religious and cultural activities and provide a center for interfaith efforts. The building, which will go into the former Burlington Coat Factory (hardly hallowed ground — although they do sell a fine dress coat at a reasonable price) will include a swimming pool and gym, performance venues, small museum and halal restaurant — which should be welcome to anyone who knows what an Arab chef can do with some lamb, although my vegetarianism will prohibit my enjoying it. There is also currently a mosque very near Ground Zero, named Masjid Manhattan. Also in the neighborhood is a strip club, New York Dolls. We have reached a very strange place as a nation indeed if a site of worship, community and interfaith dialogue is more offensive to us than the nightly exploitation of women. Is a room of men and women worshiping their god more offensive than a strip club? I think not. Further, despite some particularly moronic fear-mongering, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is not a terrorist or terrorist sympathizer, nor does he have

connections to Hamas. He is a Sufi, a somewhat mystical, and very peaceful, sect of Islam. His main project for years has been improving relations between the Muslim world and the West, as well as helping non-Muslim Americans to see Islam as a contribution to American diversity, rather than an invading ideology. And while the site could cause some legitimate sensitivities, its construction is not rubbing salt in America’s wounds. The Salafists, Qutbists and Takfiris who attacked Americans on 9/11 belonged to an extremely fringe portion of the Muslim world. There are currently over a billion Muslims in the world, the vast majority of which are people who simply go about their daily lives like anyone else. Just as the majority of Jews cannot be blamed for the actions of the religious fanatics who tried to blow up the Dome of the Rock and the majority of Christians cannot be blamed for their coreligionists who execute doctors who perform abortions, Islam and the Muslim world in general cannot be blamed for the actions of AlQaeda. When a Sufi Imam wants to build a cultural center in Manhattan, he is engaging in a very different activity than that of Bin-Laden — it’s simply false to say that the two men are connected in ideology or religion. Finally, the United States is a beacon of diversity and pluralism throughout the world and by supporting construction of the cultural center we are demonstrating once again that America is a place where diverse peoples can come, integrate and make lives for themselves. A Muslim-American is no less an American than a Christian from Iowa. They are not aliens, nor should they be objects for suspicion. Our Muslim brothers and sisters make this country a more interesting and engaging place, their cultural contributions to the fabric of American society, like all immigrant groups (including my fellow white people — unless you’re full-blooded Native American your group was once foreign too) are vast. An Islamic cultural center near the site of the Twin Towers would prove to the world that America distinguishes between the vast majority of the world’s Muslims and a few extremists and does not succumb to xenophobia, even in the face of tragedy and destruction. This country was not built by narrowminded men and women — we are a product of the Enlightenment and the belief that the human being ought to live in a place of freedom and opportunity. We have not always lived up to this promise, but we have never forgotten it. To do so now would be a national disgrace. Our commitment to pluralism must remain absolute and human solidarity must transcend the demarcations of religion. This is America, comrades — let’s not forget it. Matt Moran is a junior history major from Pittsburgh, Penn.

“She caught a nice thermal and was gone. I had a mixture of feelings. She was like a ballerina in the sky, changing from this big lumbering bird on the ground.” - Alan Galloway, director at World of Wings, describing Gandalf, a sevenyear-old vulture able to soar as high as 30,000 feet, who escaped from a show in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

“” “I can’t work with these incompetent employees. I’m tired and I can’t sleep, because I wake up in the middle of the night fearing for the artifacts and the museums .” - Egyptian culture minister Farouk Hosni, blaming the security staff at Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil museum for the recent theft of a $55 million Van Gogh painting known as “ Poppy Flower.”

“” “It’s very important for the environment.” - Japanese researcher Shoji Takeuchi , referring to the development of a highly accurate sensor that can detect smells and gases using genetically engineered frog eggs, which would help create machines to better detect polluting gases such as carbon dioxide.

“” “He told us he remembered having a sore head, but that he wasn’t really one for going to the doctor.” - A Polish policeman, speaking about a 35-yearold man who, though having no symptoms besides a bruise, was found to have had a .22 caliber bullet in the back of his head from a New Year’s party five years previously.


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Greek life heads in the right direction Recent on-campus parties bring back sense of community

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ecause of various events – including January’s Pledge Night — the entire university community (and beyond) has reevaluated the state of Greek life at the university. As a result, there have been some significant decisions made recently on the future of our tightknit Greek community. Some changes that have been made are unfortunate, at least from the perspective of the Greeks on campus. Most notably, Pi Phi’s nationals have

decided to close their chapter here, a move that the university tried to block. Furthermore, the Millennium Center, a popular venue for date functions and the like, will no longer be renting out to any Greek organizations at the university. While I think that the Greek community has suffered from some unfortunate consequences, I do think that the university administration is trying to work with Greeks to come up with viable solutions. It seems like the university administration has talked for years about moving parties back to campus, but it has been making provisions to aid on campus parties very slowly. When President Hatch sent out an e-mail once more enforcing that the administration wanted to move parties back to campus, I was wary that any real changes were going to be made. However, I was very pleased with the on campus lounge parties that occurred on Aug. 21. I saw a couple of campus police officers, but their purpose was not to go around breathalyzing anyone they thought could be underage.

ensure that the feeling of community Instead, they were standing at the university will stay intact, even outside of the parties looking out for though the campus body has grown anyone who they felt needed serious slightly. attention. I hope that we can continue to have This was truly refreshing, since the a good time at on campus parties ALE (Alcohol Law Enforcement) throughout the year, is notorious I think that, due to for hunting Having successful on-campus the success of this first down underage round of party nights, drinkers. parties helps to ensure that people will be excited The lounge the feeling of community at about future onparties were a the university will stay intact, campus party nights. great, safe way to I hope that the Greek begin the school even though the campus community can prove year. I heard quite body has grown slightly. that we don’t need any a few people more restrictions on us. commenting on I am very confident the success of the that we will not have another pledge parties. In my opinion, the best part night debacle. about on-campus party nights is that I firmly believe that we will thrive people — whether they are Greek on having less restrictions and rules. or not — are free to walk around to The drinking age in the United different fraternities. States is 21, which means that many The parties are open to anyone who college students — including me, wishes to go. a college senior — are not legally This really strengthens the sense of allowed to drink. community on campus. I chose to The university has accurately come apply early decision to the university to the conclusion that this causes a because when I visited, I loved how lot of people who are underage to intimate the campus was and how pregame heavily before many events, everyone greeted each other when causing a potentially dangerous walking around campus. Having situation. successful on-campus parties helps to

New ‘mosque’ creates unnecessary controversy in combating the more radical strains that plague the planet. While he is not the perfect messenger considering some of his past statements, it is clear that he is determined to have Park 51 built for the same reasons that its opponents want it elsewhere, sheer proximity. When I was in high school, I had the opportunity to visit Ground Zero. This was several years after the attacks, and by now most of the rubble had been cleared away, and a monument had already been erected commemorating the event. I did not expect the reaction that I would have when we arrived. I found myself immediately somber, and Seth Williford within minutes felt myself on the verge of Senior columnist tears — despite the fact that I had never visited the towers, knew no one who perished n the last several weeks, what was once that day, and lived far, far away in North a local issue mushroomed into a fierce Carolina. If I could be moved to the verge national concern. of tears, even with its distance from my life, Most of you have heard by now of Park can you imagine the pain and suffering felt 51, or as it is more commonly known in by those who were directly affected by these the media, the “ground zero mosque” or the attacks? Cordoba House. It is for that reason that I wish that Imam Park 51 is a project developed by Imam Rauf would move the Islamic cultural center. Faisal Abdul Rauf. Let me be clear, at the end of the day the Rauf is a Sufi Muslim who once was held up project is a local issue, so I have absolutely no by the Bush Administration as an ambassador say from North Carolina, nor anywhere else, for moderate Islam in fighting in determining the future the vagaries of Islamic of the Islamic cultural Radicalism. center. What is at issue is the fact that Located in an old Burlington Additionally, I become the location of the mosque is very concerned when we Coat Factory, the intent of the Cordoba House is to serve as a subvert the free expression stirring unnecessary opposihome for interfaith dialogue. of religion in order to tion to the entire faith, someWhile the goal of this new prevent a building like facility is noble, the Imam who thing that Imam Rauf should this being developed. That is founding it has said some is why it is imperative abhor. less than stellar statements that Imam Rauf make about America, particularly for the decision to move the someone who is an example of Islamic cultural center. moderate Islam. My greater concern is that opposition When someone says things like “I wouldn’t to the Islamic cultural center has quickly say that the United States deserved what mushroomed into opposition to Islam. happened. But the United States’ policies It has become more than just opposition were an accessory to the crime that happened” to the violent forms of Islam that perpetrated in referring to 9/11, or his refusal to confirm these acts. that Hamas is a terrorist organization, his Instead, it has become a situation where comments are certain to cause heartburn and many complain of Islam as an inherently concern. violent religion, when this is not the case. In fact, the main purpose of the facility Yes, radical Islam has been the cause of is not only to serve as a house of worship, untold violence throughout the modern but also includes a theater, fitness center, world, but when you have one billion swimming pool and child care centers, believers, there are bound to be significantly making it far more than simply a house of more peaceful Muslims than violent ones.To worship. paint the entire religion as violent would be It sounds more like a Christian mega church just as unfair as calling all those of Christian than a mosque, which is usually just open beliefs violent because of the religion’s own space for the daily prayers and occasional sordid past. sermon. However, by placing the center so close to I don’t need to tell you that the fact that the Ground Zero, Imam Rauf is quickly fanning Islamic cultural center is located two blocks further backlash against Islam. from Ground Zero has caused significant What is at issue is the fact that the backlash from those who live and work in the location of the center is stirring unnecessary now absent shadows of the Twin Towers. opposition to the entire faith, something that That is not even to mention those, of all Imam Rauf should abhor. religion, who perished in the tragedy of If he truly wants to promote tolerance Sept. 11. These people are furious and upset and interfaith dialogue, then it is in his best that anyone would have the gall to build a interests to move the center elsewhere. center close to the place where violent Islam While I hate to make that declaration on succeeded in brutally murdering 3,000 the grounds of religious freedom and on the American civilians. grounds of local government, I truly believe At the same time, the center’s closeness that Imam Rauf ’s efforts would best be to Ground Zero is precisely the reason why achieved in another location. Imam Rauf wants to place Park 51 in that location. His hope is that his project will promote Seth Williford is a senior political science major the type of moderate Islam that is essential from Wilson, N.C.

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People want to drink enough alcohol for the whole night in a short period of time, because they know that they will be caught if they try to drink in a public place. I think that, if we can keep having on-campus parties that aren’t overlymonitored, we can curb this problem of unsafe binge drinking before parties. We cannot fix the drinking age problem, but we can have a more relaxed atmosphere on campus that would actually help to prevent unsafe drinking. It is unfortunate that Greek life, at times, has a mixed reputation at the university. I have had such a positive experience from being in a sorority, and I think that the university has benefitted immensely from the philanthropic, social, academic and other endeavors of the Greek community. I hope that Greeks will continue to show that they are capable of continuing the great traditions of the pledge classes before them at the university.

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Breaking the Wake Forest Bubble | Hamlin’s Ramblins

Keep Vermont weird: learn to love free spirits Hamlin Wade Staff columnist

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ver the summer recess, we traveled all over the world, we worked new jobs and we tried to forget everything that we had learned over the previous school year. Some of our memories may have been more memorable than others. Our trips across Europe, our ventures into the unknown and the new big cities that we enjoyed taught us about who we were and where we wanted to go. However, some jobs may have been more important or more “unique” than others. Here in lies the case of my two-week employment while in the Green Mountain State, otherwise known as Vermont. Vermont is a really beautiful place. Lush hills cover the landscape as the large Lake Champlain stretches across the New YorkVermont state line. The temperature hovers around seventy degrees in late July and the possibility of humidity is almost non-existent. Vermont, as an environment, is perfect. For two weeks this summer, I had the opportunity to live in Vermont and work for a company known as Craft Producers. Craft Producers is a private company that invites independent artists to set up booths in a large, fair-like environment. Each show hosts over 150 different artists, with artwork ranging from stone bird baths to ornate wood workings to extremely detailed paintings. It was my job to arrive to the jobsite early, lay electrical cables, run extension cords to each booth and make sure that the tents were properly set up. Once the show began, I would take entrance fees and run around the grounds making sure that every artist was happy. On the surface, the job seems simple. However, artists are a unique breed. Especially when they are from Vermont.

Vermont seems to be stuck in the days of Woodstock. These shows host artists that travel several hundred miles to live in RV’s and spend their nights wrapped up in hemp clothing and playing in drum circles around a fire. If one were to generalize, he would call them hippies. Yet, if I were to classify my style or my personality, I would never reach for the term hippie or “free spirit.” I would never associate myself with these artists if I were to meet them in public. In fact, I was reticent to even accept this job in Vermont, for that exact reason. My sister had been working the shows for the previous two years. She loved them, yet, she is a hippie. I was slow to agree to work because I was afraid that my Wake Forest prep style would not sit well with the artists. I quickly learned that it’s not about how you dress, but rather who you are. I learned very quickly that while we may not share fashion opinions, we shared a common connect as human beings. These artists were the most genuine and good natured people that I had ever met. They honestly cared about you and wanted to make you happy. These “hippies” may not have shared my same style, but they were never slow to accept me. So, what can we learn from a bunch of hippies? What can we learn from a bunch of vagabond artists that travel the Northeast selling their wares? As a simple answer, we can learn a lot. We can learn to accept people for who they are and we can learn to be comfortable with the decisions that we make. We can learn that people are people, regardless of fashion sense or extracurricular activities. As we begin a new year at Wake, we can take the example set by this group of hippies to heart. We can accept everyone for what they believe, even if we don’t agree. We have the ability to create an accepting and open environment here at Wake and we have the challenge to avoid the problems that often befall our society. So, as the year begins, look to your neighbor, look past the flowers in their hair and past the tie-dye and buy some crafts. Hamlin Wade is a junior political science major from Charlotte, N.C.


A6 Thursday, August 26, 2010

Auditions for the Wake Forest University Dance Company Contemporary, Ballet, and Jazz Dancers Needed Dance Company Audition Dates New Dance Studio D101 Tuesday, September 7th @ 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. - Jazz Dance Faculty member Nina Lucas and Tina Yarborough Liggins. Wednesday, September 8th @ 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Contemporary/Modern Dance Faculty Nina Lucas and guest artists Helen Simoneau and Amy Beasley Thursday, September 9th @ 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Classical Ballet Dance Faculty Brantly Shapiro and visiting guest artist Chris Martin former member of the American Ballet Theatre. Please bring your pointe shoes.

Please come early to warm up and fill out audition form. For more information e-mail lucasnm@wfu.edu,

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Expect success from underrated squad By Hailey Robbins | Staff writer

defense. Following close on Brown’s heels is redshirt senior Marshall Williams who carded 60 receptions, 867 yards and six TDs last season. Rounding out the touchdown trio is redshirt sophomore Chris Givens with 45 receptions, 629 yards, eight TDs, who led all freshman with touchdown receptions in 2009. With the top two runners returning to the offense this year, redshirt senior Josh Adams and redshirt junior Brandon Pendergrass, the Deacon offense, with a strong quarterback, could top the ACC again this year. When it comes to extra points and field goals, the Deacons have both sophomore Jimmy Newman and redshirt junior Shane Popham returning, leaving the Deacons a solid foundation to push those vying for the remaining openings on the offensive. On defense, one of the biggest assets to the team is the return of redshirt junior Cyhl Quarles, who posted 62 tackles last season. Redshirt sophomore Kenny Okoro and redshirt senior Matt Woodlief will also give the Deacon defense the experience they need to overtake some of the stronger offenses in the league.

For the second time in five years, the Wake Forest Demon Deacon Football team is picked to finish last in the ACC. With several heavy hitters missing from this year’s starting lineup, the Deacons have a lot of ground to cover to regain strength in the ACC and head back to a bowl game. With poised veteran Riley Skinner gone, the Deacons will have to rely on an untried quarterback for the year, a race that is yet to be determined for the starting lineup. The two most likely of the four starting contenders are redshirt freshman Brendan Cross and redshirt junior Skylar Jones, who was the starting quarterback for the spring season. The rookie quarterbacks will have to rely on three of the remaining receivers from one of the top offenses in the ACC of 2009. Redshirt junior Devon Brown will make his presence on the field known, hoping to move up from second in the ACC in receptions to first. Last year, Brown had 61 receptions, 671 yards, and six TDs over the season, making him a force to be reckoned with for the Blue Hose

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Senior Kevin Harris brushes off a Seminole defender as he runs for a first down on Nov. 14.

{ NATIONAL STAGE } Only controversy should be expected from Chad Ochocinco The farcical actions of Chad Ochocinco — most recently, tweeting twice during a preseason game against the Eagles on Aug. 20 — illustrate the power struggle between players and managers in professional sports and the search for attention by superstar athletes. Following the game, Commissioner Roger Goodell fined the Bengals $25,000 for its player’s actions, and Ochocinco made a formal apology on Twitter admitting he made a poor decision. Even though fans have generally found his antics amusing and Ochocinco continues to have over one million followers on Twitter, many critics wonder if the commissioner should have given Ochocinco a harsher punishment.

By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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times Coach Jay Vidovich has won ACC Coach of the Year players taken in the first round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft number of goals scored by the men’s soccer team in 2009 alumni currently playing men’s professional soccer consecutive years the mens’ soccer team has had a member named

{ SPORTS WORDS } “The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: If it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.”

~Phil Woosnam

Soccer player and manager 1974

Wake Forest Athletics has announced changes for

Students will be required to scan-in upon enter-

the 2010-11 season in an effort to increase under-

ing the game and scan-out when they leave. The

graduate student participation and enthusiasm for

students who accumulate the most minutes will

Wake Forest Athletics.

be rewarded with tickets during basketball season.

The major change will be to Screamin’ Demons

Students who have the most minutes will have an

system and student ticket distribution. The changes

opportunity to confirm that they will attend the

include removal of a cap on Screamin’ Demon

game and print out an E-ticket or pick up a paper

membership, student re-entry will be permitted

ticket on game day.

at football games, no longer guaranteed tickets to

Wake Forest Athletics has also removed the man-

every game and removing the mandatory atten-

datory attendance and T-Shirt policies. T-Shirts will

dance and T-Shirt policies.

still be enforced in certain sections within Screamin’

Recognizing that freshmen often take up the

Demons but not required. “Student schedules are

majority of the Screamin’ Demon tickets, the mem-

very busy and Wake Forest is called Work Forest

bership cap has been removed to include more

for a reason,” the Athletic Department said in a

upperclassmen if they chose to sign up.

press release. “We know that committing to every

Additionally, membership for Screamin’ Demons

game is difficult or impossible for many students.”

now lasts for the entire academic year, as opposed to

In an effort to broaden the student audience

separate memberships for football and basketball.

there will be three smaller groups that function

However, Screamin’ Demon membership is no

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In front of a Spry Stadium saturated with fans, the Deacons played their first 2010 exhibition game against Georgia State Aug. 21, winning 3-1. Jared Watts, a freshman from Statesville, N.C., lead the Deacs with one goal in the third Watts minute and one assist in the 41st minute. From the middle of the six-yard box, Watts was able to direct the ball past the Georgia State goalie and into the goal off of a corner kick from Chris Duvall. Fans should expect Watts to score often for the No. 3 ranked Deacs as they look to return to the College Cup in 2010.

matches and will effect your seat location for basketball tickets.

under the Screamin’ Demon umbrella.

longer a guarantee for tickets to every game. Instead,

The SD Nation section, a group of the most

membership will give students the opportunity to

enthusiastic Screamin’ Demons, get the best seats

earn their tickets by accumulating Deacon Minutes.

in the house, but have to qualify to sit there. This

The Deacon Minute system is a system in which

section will Maintain the traditions and identity of

students will accumulate minutes for the time they

Wake Forest, but the hardcore/super-enthusiastic

stay at preselected Wake Forest home events. These

element will no longer be the

minutes can be accumulated at football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball home

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Jets ready themselves for gridiron success By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer

J-ust E-nd T-he S-eason: a common acronym used in the greater Tri-State area applicable to the final games played by the 2008-09 New York Jets. Just when it seemed like the team had hit rock bottom, the overly-dramatic, and if I may be so bold, infamously disliked, Brett Favre announced that he was “retiring” in February. Real original. SportsCenter dedicated many segments to the questionable fate of the Jets, while Sports Illustrated writers scrambled around to analyze potential picks in the 2009 draft class to remedy

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the situation. Prayers of faithful NY fans were answered on April 25, 2009, when USC’s star quarterback Mark Sanchez was drafted fifth overall as well as the first QB selected by the Jets in the first round since Chad Pennington in 2000. At the end of rookie training camp, Head Coach Rex Ryan recognized the fresh, yet mature composure of his latest acquisition and announced that Sanchez would be the starter. Right off the bat, Sanchez proved that a smooth transition from college to pro play could really happen in a New York minute. One of his most impressive accolades in the beginning of the 2009-10 season was a 16-9 victory against classic rivals, the New England Patriots. Tom Brady, you’re not getting off the hook that easy — I’ll discuss you later.

After being the first rookie QB to start and win his first three NFL games, who didn’t love Sanchez? Needless to say, setbacks ensued when the Jets hit a rough patch in week four against the Saints and then Sanchez sprained his PCL against the Buffalo Bills. Sitting out the following game was well-worth it in preparation for the matchup against the Colts who controversially benched their starters and suffered the consequences when surprisingly beaten by the Jets. Ringing in the New Year with a 37-0 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Jets secured themselves their first playoff berth since 2006 and prior fair-weather fans were proudly displaying flags on cars, sporting jerseys and hoping that

everyone was “green” with envy of their impressive turnaround. Entering post-season play with a wild card matchup against the Bengals whom the Jets had played the previous week, Sanchez shined with a strong 139.4 passer rating and led the team to a 24-14 victory. The momentum continued to build as the Jets won their third-ever AFC Championship game against the San Diego Chargers. The high energy and camaraderie came to a halt in January when the Jets lost in the AFC Championship game against the Colts, 30-17. Despite the conclusion of the season, Jets fans and haters alike were still in awe of the

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Kadija Fornah By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor When and how did you start playing Volleyball? I started playing in the sixth grade for my middle school team. I tried a lot of different sports and volleyball was the one that I really stuck with and enjoyed the most. How did you find yourself at Wake Forest all the way from Florida and how has it been different than your experience in high school? I’m not really sure how it all happened. Heather saw me on a video, came down to see me and invited me up. When I came, I fell in love. The academic integrity reminded me of my high school, but of course there’s a huge change from high school to college in terms of independence. Why did you choose to come to Wake Forest instead of another university? I visited a lot of different campuses, but I fell in love with Wake right away. I really loved the atmosphere and my future teammates. I felt at home as soon as I stepped foot on campus.

girls get along all the time is a stretch, but this is the closest team to each other that I have ever been around.

It’s pretty cool. I appreciate other people seeing my talent. It just gives me more motivation to continue to get better with my team.

What ACC team has presented itself as the biggest threat this season? Duke has probably presented itself as the biggest threat. They always have a tough team and are big-time rivals of ours.

What do you find to be the biggest challenge in training? Working on the same skill for an extended period of time. It takes a lot of focus, which isn’t always easy to give, but it’s necessary to get better.

Do you think that your style of play has evolved since you arrived at Wake Forest? I think my style of play has changed in that I have become a smarter player. I’ve taken my coaching seriously, which led to better decision making on the court.

How would you characterize yourself as an athlete? I would characterize myself as aggressive on the court. I almost always go up with the intent to hit hard.

How do you hope to follow up the 306 kills,116 digs and 46 total blocks you had last season? I hope to follow up last season by doing whatever my team needs me to do to be successful. If that means getting more digs or more kills, that’s what I hope to do.

If for some reason tomorrow you were no longer able to play volleyball, what would you aspire to? I would probably go to veterinary school. I love animals.

What has been the most challenging aspect of your time at Wake Forest thus far? Definitely organizing my time and juggling all the different responsibilities.

Is there a particular professional athlete that you have looked up to throughout your career? Honestly, not really. My family is a family of sports lovers but there isn’t one particular one who I aspired to be.

Do you feel like being a Division I athlete requires you to make a lot of social or personal sacrifices? I don’t feel like I’ve had to make as many sacrifices as people think. As long as you have good time management skills, you can live the life of a normal college student.

What do you think makes the volleyball team unique here at Wake Forest? We really get along off the court. To say 15

What is it like to be named to the Volleyball Preseason All-ACC Team, especially considering that this honor is voted on by the 12 coaches?

Who has been the most influential and/or supportive person in your life throughout your volleyball career?

My mom has definitely been the most influential and supportive person. We are very close and she’s always there when I have tough days. She also pushes me to go further athletically. Do you have a mental routine that helps you stay focused on volleyball during practice and in matches? Not exactly. I just try to stay focused and limit my mental errors. What are your personal and team goals for this season? Personally, I just want to push myself further, work on my defense and make myself an all-around weapon. If you could visit one place in the world where would it be? I would go to Japan. I would like to experience and visit a place where the culture is completely different from our own. What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now? I see myself working either with animals or working in the field of psychology. How would you characterize your experience playing in the ACC? Playing in the ACC is incredible. Every team is competitive and any team can beat another on any given night.


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M. soccer trumps Georgia State during first game By Matt Poppe | Staff writer

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The Wake Forest men’s soccer team is heading into the 2010 campaign with a young, yet talented, squad. This current team is returning six starters from a 2009 team that posted a 17-4-3 record and competed in the College Cup for the fourth consecutive year. Wake Forest started the season strong on Aug. 21 with a 3-1 win over Georgia State. The game was the Deacons’ first of two exhibition matches scheduled this season, but still saw a huge turnout at Spry Stadium. The Deacs took advantage early scoring twice off corner kicks within the first six minutes. The first was scored in the third minute by freshman Jared Watts off a corner by fellow freshman Chris Duvall. Duvall was again rewarded an assist on the second goal when his corner kick found freshman Luca Gimenez whose header gave the Deacons an early 2-0 lead. Georgia State got on the scoreboard not long after with a goal by their freshman Gimel Gordon in the 18th minute. The Deacons however took a two goal lead again in the 41st minute with a goal by sophomore Andy Lubahn. Watts, who had scored the game’s first goal, assisted Lubahn’s goal. The second half was much different from the first with 10 combined shots on goal, but none could pass the goalies. The second half also saw many different players on the Wake Forest squad as the team tried to get many players some practice minutes before the regular season starts on Sep. 3.

The Deacs have already been ranked third in the country in the Preseason NSCAA Poll, only trailing their Sep. 5 opponent Akron, and Sep. 18 opponent Virginia. The season ahead will have its challenges for the Demon Deacons with a third of their regular season opponents being ranked in the preseason top 25, five of which are also ACC opponents. The Sep. 18 matchup against Virginia will definitely be an important one for the Deacons. The Cavaliers are ranked No. 2 this season and are the defending champions. The Cavaliers also had to defeat Wake Forest in double overtime of the semifinals to win the 2009 College Cup. Another challenge will be replacing five starters, four of which were first round draft picks in this year’s MLS SuperDraft. These starters were a huge part of the Wake Forest offense, accounting for half of the team’s major statistical categories. Head Coach Jay Vidovich will look upon 11 freshmen to make an impact this season on this young team that only has one senior. The team will look for offense in sophomore Andy Lubahn who scored 10 goals last season and had 20 points. They will also be looking for good play out of senior goalie and team captain Akira Fitzgerald who has started 48 consecutive games for the Demon Deacons. Fitzgerald only allowed 17 goals in 24 games last season for the Deacs and has already been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s soccer. This award has been given annually since 2002 to a senior student-athlete in 10 different NCAA sports for excellence in community, classroom, character and competition. Wake Forest’s next match will be on Aug. 27 at Furman and will be the Deacons’ final exhibition match. The contest is set to begin at 7 p.m.

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Junior Luke Norman goes up against a senior Georgia State midfielder, Darryl Evans, during their Aug. 21 3-1 win over the Panthers at Spry Stadium.

W. soccer loses to UNCG in home opener Pressbox: Jets poised for success By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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Bianca D’Agostino fights with a UNC Greensboro player Aug. 23 in Spry Stadium during their season opener.

The No. 10 ranked women’s soccer team lost 2-1 in their home opener Aug. 23 to UNC Greensboro at Spry Stadium. Freshman Rachel Nuzzolese scored the only goal for the Lady Deacs in the 82nd minute of the game against the Spartans off a penalty kick. After Bianca D’Agostino missed an opportunity to score in the 31st minute of a penalty shot, the deacons had a late game rally with three shots in the last four minutes, but the Spartans held on for the win. The Spartans got off to an early 2-0 lead over the lady Deacs in the first half with goals by sophomore Lauren Hein in the 11th minute and senior Jenn Partenheimer in the 29th minute. The Deacs had a chance to score in the 31st minute, but D’Agostino’s penalty kick went over the crossbar. Senior Bianca D’Agostino led the women’s team with five of the team’s total 18 shots on goal during the game. The loss to the UNCG Spartans ended the Deacons’ 17-match winning streak against non-conference opponents from North Carolina. Wake Forest’s last loss to a nonconference North Carolina school came during the 2003 NCAA

tournament, also at the hands of UNCG. The Demon Deacons are the highest-ranked opponent UNCG has beaten in the past seasons since they beat the then ranked No. 9 Duke Blue Devils during the 2000 season. The Lady Deacons were coming off a 4-0 win over UNCW in their season opener Aug. 20 at the UNC Wilmington Soccer Stadium. Junior midfielder Jordan Feger, had the first goal of the game in the 36th minute. Freshmen Rachel Nuzzolese and Katie Stengel followed with goals in the 54th and 61st minutes. Casey Luckhurst scored the last goal for the Deacons in the 72nd minute. In total, the Lady Deacs had 25 shots on goal total during the game, compared to UNC Wilmington’s seven shots total. The Lady Deacs also beat West Virginia earlier this preseason in an exhibition game Aug. 14, 2-0 at Spry Stadium. Stengel and D’Agostino scored less than a minute apart in the second half. Overall the Deacons outshot West Virginia 18-3. The Deacons will next travel to face Eastern Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., on Aug. 27. The ladies’ first ACC game will be against the Duke Blue Devils Sept. 23 at Koskinen Stadium in Durham.

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only focus of Screamin’ Demons. However the mandatory T-Shirt policy will be enforced in this section. Deacon Cup Seating Blocks, which is a section for fraternity and other groups. This is a program to specifically engage Greek and other student organizations at football games. Student groups will form teams that will compete to earn a variety of awards. Each minute accu-

mulated by team members will earn a point for their team and the most points each week and for the entire season earns prizes for the group. The prizes for the season long competition are $7,000 cash for first place, $5,000 for second and $3,000 for third. The Black and Gold section will be for all other students. This section is a more laid back way for undergraduates to attend games and will serve as overflow seating for students who did not qualify or want to sit in the “SD

Men’s Soccer selected to finish fourth in the ACC Preseason Poll. The Wake Forest men’s soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ranking was determined by a vote of the league’s nine head coaches. Wake Forest earned a total of 52 points to finish fourth in the poll. North Carolina was choice to win the conference and received 78 points overall. Maryland was picked to finish second with a first place vote and 68 points. Defending national champion Virginia was selected third with 64 points. The Deacs’ are returning six starters from the 2009 team that finished the year with a 17-4-3 record.

Nation” section or Deacon Cup Group blocks. During basketball season this will be the only alternative to the “SD Nation” and is designed to appeal to upperclassman and Greeks because there is no mandatory T-shirt policy but they will have a dedicated section of lower bowl tickets. “If a student wants to go to a football/basketball game, they are strongly encouraged to become Screamin’ Demon and utilize Deacon Minutes program,” the Athletic department

said in a press release. Non-Screamin’ Demon tickets will still be available but there will be fewer tickets available then have been available in previous years. Sign-ups for Screamin’ Demons will now take place online in an effort to be more convenient for students. Online sign-ups will be under the tickets option at the top of www.wakeforestsports.com. The price for the pass this year is $30 including both shirts for football and basketball.

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cohesion and comeback-kid attitude demonstrated by Sanchez and company. So now that we’ve noted the progress of the Jets since ‘09, let’s discuss their present and future. Sanchez is fully-recovered from arthroscopic knee surgery that he had in February and arrived at training camp sporting a sleeve on his left knee. Supposedly he even wears it to bed to prevent swelling. Precaution is everything I suppose when you’re getting paid the big bucks. Playing in their shared New Meadowlands Stadium, the Jets lost to the Giants 31-16 in which Sanchez had 119 passing yards. During the second week of preseason play, the Jets hit the road to barely beat the Charlotte Panthers 9-3. The Jets will play on Friday, Aug. 27 against the Washington Redskins, who clearly have had their fair share of drama between Albert Haynesworth and Donovan McNabb, so who knows what debacle will ensue under the Friday night lights. Finally, it’s essential to highlight the comment made by Patriots QB Tom Brady. When Brady was asked by a Boston sports radio station if he was watching the new HBO hit Hard Knocks, he replied, “I hate the Jets, so I refuse to support that show.” Clearly the AFC East rivalry is alive and well, so rest-assured that the Patriots/Jets matchup will be a great demonstration of football at its finest. Hard Knocks is rough, raw and completely Rex Ryan. The head coach is quite the potty-mouth, but between the harsh language he finds time to test and challenge his team both physically and mentally. If you can survive a reality television show, you can do anything, like win the 2011 Super Bowl, right?

Ishmael Smith signs free-agent contract with Houston Rockets

Baseball stadium converting field to AstroTurf

Former Wake Forest guard Ishmael Smith has signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets. Smith, who graduated in May, went undrafted but received an invitation to play on the Rockets’ summer league team last month. Smith ended his Demon Deacon career as the only player in school history with 1,000 points and 600 assists. He ranks second all-time at Wake Forest in career assists. Chas McFarland, a former teammate of Smith, played on the Rockets summer league team last well before signing a contract last week to play in Brazil.

The installation process is underway to convert the field at Gene Hooks Field to an AstroTurf surface. The switch to AstroTurf is “The Official Turf for Major League Baseball” and eliminates the need for ongoing maintenance. Installation of the new turf is expected to be completed in late September. “This is far and away the closest thing to real grass and gives the truest bounce,“ said Coach Walter, in a press release. “This field is going to give us a competitive advantage and help us to win more games AstroTurf is the best product on the market and for us it was a no-brainer.”


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Former golfers play well in Wyndam Championship By Steven Johns | Staff writer

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Webb Simpson playing during his time on the Wake Forest Men’s Golf team. Simpson has since been playing on the PGA Tour.

Summer has ended for the majority of Demon Deacons, but for three former Demon Deacon golfers, the summer is just heating up. Webb Simpson, class of 2008, just finished off a final round 63 to propel himself into a tie for eighth at the Wyndam Championship. The 7-under 63 was Simpson’s lowest PGA Tour round. With this top 10 finish, Simpson moved up from 116th in the FedEx Cup rankings to 94th. Simpson will play in the Barclays, the first tournament of the PGA Tour’s playoff series, this weekend. If Simpson is able to maintain or improve his FedEx Cup rankings in the Barclays then he will be eligible to play in the Deutsche Bank Championship, which will be played on Sept. 3-6. Since graduating from Wake Forest in 2008, Simpson has slowly made his way up the PGA golf rankings. Simpson now sits at 120 in the world but has lately been finding himself playing on weekends and competing for tournament titles. Simpson has made the cut in 13 of 24 events this season, including six of his last eight, and has made 32 cuts in his 61 career PGA appearances. Simpson’s success has been largely due to his putting acumen. Simpson ranks 21st in the PGA Tour in puts per hole with just 1.751. Simpson has also been able to get himself out of trouble, saving par 54.2 percent of the time after landing in a bunker. While finishing only once in the top 10 this year (this past weekend), Simpson has amassed $636,197 in winnings in 2010. Simpson was a two time All-American at Wake Forest and was awarded the ACC Rookie of the Year Award during his 2005 season.

Another former Demon Deacon also played in the Wyndham Championship this past weekend. Brendan Gielow made his PGA Tour debut this past weekend. Gielow, who just graduated this past May, shot even par on Thursday and 1-under on Friday, but still fell two shots behind the cut line of 3-under. Gielow made a splash, however, in his debut with a hole in one on the par three third hole at the Sedgefield Country Club. An All-American at Wake, Gielow was also honored as one of the top amateur golfers in the country by being part of the Walker Cup team in 2009. The Walker Cup is the amateur equivalent of the Ryder Cup. Gielow’s awards at Wake Forest also included the Byron Nelson Award, an award given to the collegiate golfer who excels not only on the golf course but also in the classroom and in the community. Finishing up the Demon Deacon dominance in the Wyndham Championship was Bill Haas, who graduated in 2004. Haas posted four solid rounds to finish in 28th at 13 under par. Haas, a two time All-American at Wake Forest, has placed himself at number 36 in the world with solid golf over the past six years. Haas has two top 10 finishes this season in 20 events and is 26th in the FedEx Cup standings. Haas will be joining Simpson in the Barclays and more than likely will be moving on to the Deutsche Bank Championship. With two fresh faces and a slightly less fresh face, the Demon Deacons will be very well represented in not only this year’s playoff, but surely will be well represented for many years to come.

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Presbyterian College is a new addition to Division I athletics. The Blue Hose only became a part of the Big South Conference of NCAA’s Division I in 2006, joining the ranks of other N. C. schools such as High Point University, Gardner-Webb University and UNC-Ashville.

In its first season in Division I-AA, the Presbyterian football team went 6-5. Although the Blue Hose have 17 returners this coming year, they are all returning from a football team that finished the season 0-11 in 2009. The Blue Hose have the biggest advantage over the Deacons with their redshirt junior quarterback, Brandon Miley, a returning starter from last season. Miley threw for 1700 yards last season, but threw

16 interceptions last season, something the Deacon defense needs to capitalize on to ensure victory. Another key for the Deacon Defense is that Miley usually looks for junior Pat McKoy, a wide receiver who averages a team-high 56 yards per game. Redshirt Senior Trandon Dendy is the key to the Hose running game, but lost part of the season last year to a knee injury. The defense marks the Hose’s biggest leak in play — last season it gave up 2648

yards running and 2607 yards passing. Watch for the Deacons to rely heavily on their power players to give the team the confidence it needs coming in to the season. The season opener should be an easy victory for the Demon Deacons. The Demon Deacons kick off the 2010 season at home against Presbyterian College on Thursday, Sept. 2. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. with coverage on ESPN3 and Wake Forest ISP Sports.


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By Jessie Ammons | Staff writer After months of Bed, Bath & Beyond trips and anticipation, you’re finally here, whether you’re a first-year student or a glad-to-be-back upperclassman. But, once classes start and your head stops spinning — if only a little bit — you will have the realization; the realization that while the university has a beautiful campus, stellar academics and unbeatably close-knit community, you have yet to branch out beyond the Wake Forest bubble and explore the city. Wait, what city? The university is in Winston-Salem? Hmm, maybe we should have thought about that before. So, what to do with a class-less afternoon or those first fall weekends when campus is just starting to seem boring? Well, Winston-Salem is actually a charming little metropolis with a lot to offer college students – if you know where to look. Looking for a creative twist on the dinnerand-a-movie evening? Try A/perture cinema, an independent film theater tucked between restaurants and art galleries downtown. It only shows two movies at a time and film showings rotate almost weekly; A/perture is walking distance from all sorts of funky restaurants and snacks, from Jimmy Johns subs to upscale Downtown Thai. Drive straight through downtown and suddenly the buildings will be historic and the landscape charmingly scenic; Old Salem is impossible to miss. Covering some 100 acres of land and full of restored buildings, restaurants, shops, museums and gardens, Old Salem is a beautiful place to stroll around, visit a fascinating museum, have a cute afternoon of shopping or a deliciously elegant dinner. And you won’t want to leave without taking home a loaf of Moravian Gingerbread or delectable Butter-Rum Pound Cake, baked in an old-fashioned beehive oven. A perhaps little-known fact about WinstonSalem is that it is North Carolina’s City of the Arts. Downtown, murals and brick sidewalks around the Trade Street area mark the Arts District, full of funky local galleries, shops and unique restaurants. A perhaps little-known fact about Winston-Salem is that it is North Carolina’s City of the Arts.

Recently, user-friendly maps were posted all around downtown on lampposts, so the area is easy to navigate. The Arts District is full of unexpected finds and options, like yoga studios, bars, tea shops, a tai chi center, jewelry and pottery boutiques, a Mediterranean restaurant by day and hookah bar by night, a church and

photography studios. It is certainly a change of pace from Old Salem, and yet they are but miles apart. The Downtown Arts District Association (DADA) is a neighborhood organization of artist studios, residences and businesses that is dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture through education, entertainment, community interaction and trade. DADA has restaurants, retail shops, antiques, residences, business offices, shoe shop and a variety store located in this eclectic area The perfect time to explore the Arts District is on the first Friday of every month.

of downtown between Fifth and Seventh streets along Trade and Liberty streets. The perfect time to explore the Art’s District is on the first Friday of every month. The DADA hosts First Friday Gallery Hops from, where galleries, studios and shops will prop their doors open until 10 p.m. In between oohing and ahhing at sculptures and paitings, stop in at Chelsee’s for an enormous slice of carrot cake and a steaming hot cup of coffee. The next hop will be Sept. 3 so check out www.dadaws.org for details. Another great way to get out and appreciate our surrounding city is to simply park and walk around the neighborhoods near Stratford Road. The houses are beautiful and diverse, and it’s a good study break on a beautiful day. Last year, construction was completed on a new complex for the Winston-Salem Dash, the local minor league baseball team. Tickets range from $9 to $20 and can be bought even ridiculously last-minute. Be it historical scenery, thriving arts, mainstream films or a little baseball, Winston-Salem offers plenty of diverse options. One of the city’s most endearing qualities, you will come to find, is its engaged citizenship. Look into weekend Farmer’s Markets, monthly gallery crawls, various theatre festivals and athletic competitions like 5Ks and triathlons. Come wintertime, there will be ice skating at the Joel Coliseum. In the fall, the annual Apple Festival will be held at Historic Bethabera Park. Pay attention to those banners hung from the bridge on University Parkway when headed downtown! No matter what, remain open-minded and curious. Winston-Salem is a city you can come to love; plus, you’re spending at least four years of your life here, so you might as well make them count! Explore and think outside the box – or, the campus, that is.

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Abroad Column | Kick it

Columnist adjusts to differences in ‘Uni’ life Down Under Gary Pasqualicchio Staff columnist

When I decided to study abroad in Sydney last spring, one of the tough decisions I had to make was whether to live on campus or stay in an apartment by the beach. It was tempting to live by the ocean with other study abroad students, but in the end I chose to stay on campus in order to meet more Australians and be more involved in the “Australian college experience.” After seven weeks living just outside Sydney at the University of New

South Wales, I can safely say that I made the right call. The Aussie college life is something I was not prepared for coming from Wake Forest. The Australians call college “uni” and their dorms of around 100 students each “colleges.” Since the major cities in Australia are so far apart, inter-university events such as athletics are essentially unheard of. Instead, the colleges on each campus participate in sports and other activities such as poker and even debates. At the end of the year, the college with the most “points” accumulated from success in these events wins a prize. I live in Basser, one of the three major colleges on campus. I joined Basser during UNSW’s second semester, making me one of about two dozen “freshers” or new students. During our weekend-long orientation, we freshers had some very inter-

esting experiences. After a night out (the Australian students do more partying at clubs and bars as the drinking age is 18), the orientation leaders woke us up at 6:30 in the morning and made us jog around campus just for the hell of it. I wasn’t sure what to make of this and other small “hazing” as I’m a junior back home, but here I was a freshman and went along with it with just a little bitching. Also during orientation we had a “scavenger hunt” in the city where you gain points for doing the most inappropriate (and sometimes technically illegal) things in public. It was a funny day and a good chance to see lots of the city by foot. At the end of the weekend, we had an epic Aussie pub crawl hitting up bar after bar from two in the afternoon to whenever we weren’t going to make it any further. Overall, it was a good expe-

rience for me to get to know the other abroad students in Basser as well as our orientation leaders. After the upperclassmen moved onto campus, the partying just got started. The social directors of the college schedule a month long “Silly Season” where there is essentially an event or party every night of the week for four weeks. In the middle of Silly Season was Foundation Day, a celebratory day-long party where the colleges celebrate the founding of UNSW. Class was essentially optional on Foundation Day. At the end of the month, we had our annual Basser Masquerade Ball which included a fancy three-course meal, an afterparty and an after-afterparty. In case you haven’t noticed, the Australians enjoy having a good time. While most of us at Wake work hard during the week and party mostly on

the weekends, the Aussies party during the week and work and relax on the weekends. Overall I’ve really enjoyed my time oncampus (other than the food – I never thought I’d ever yearn for the Pit) and the people I’ve met throughout my time here. The Australians I’ve met have been very friendly and welcoming of us abroad students. I’ve learned a lot about their culture and college lifestyle through living oncampus at Basser. I would definitely recommend living on campus to any future study abroad students who are coming to Australia. One thing I’ve noticed while living here is that you can always be a tourist, but you can only be a student studying abroad once. I think you might as well get the full experience while you’re down here.


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Fashion Column | Collegiate Chic

Movie Theater Releases for Aug. 27 Aashayein Centurion Flipped Highwater The Last Exorcism Takers Daniel and Ana The Milk of Sorrow Did you know? The first known contraceptive was crocodile feces, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

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Celeb Juice: This week’s gossip update

Because a kangaroo with a fever is one hot pocket. • Tiger and Elin finalized their divoroce in a Florida courtroom. The couple agreed to joint custody of their children and Elin decided to take back her maiden name. • Lindsey Lohan was released early from her court ordered rehab stint. • Singer George Michael has pleaded guilty in a London court to two drug offenses-driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis following an incident on July 4 when his car crashed into a store. • A man weilding two knifes broke into Paris Hilton’s home on Aug. 24. The suspect has not yet been found. • A U.S. appeals court cleared Tyler Perry of claims that he stole the idea for his film Diary Of A Mad Black Woman from playwright Donna West.

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Tuesday Trivia Every Tuesday night 8 p.m. in Shorty’s Compete to win prizes Awake All Night Saturday, August 29 10 p.m. — 2 a.m. Benson Poster Sale August 25-August 27 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Benson

Drink of the Week Summer’s End

Classes have begun. This means those lazy days of summer have come to a close. Reminise on your summer memories with a delicious Summer’s End. 1 oz. lemon gin 1 oz. melon liqueur 1 oz. triple sec 3 oz. fruit punch Shake ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into hurricane glass over ice. Add lime juice to taste. Makes 2 drinks.

Make sure to have theseWake essentials Caroline Halleman Staff columnist

Welcome to fashion week. No, I’m not talking about the catwalks of Paris or the tents of Bryant Park. This stylish event is coming to you from the sidewalks of Manchester Plaza, or as it’s more affectionately known here on campus, the Mag Quad. Every year without fail, the women of Wake Forest put their most fashionable foot forward during the first week of classes. Freshmen, don’t panic if you’re lacking Olivia Palermo’s wardrobe. Everything will settle down in a few weeks, but until then, I’m here as your guide to everything fashion at Wake Forest. This issue I’ll be kickin’ it Carson Daly-style with my top

ten wardrobe essentials for life as a Demon Deacon. A Chic Tote- “Work hard, play hard” is a motto that seems to permeate our collective campus mentality. I figure, if you have to work hard academically, you might as well look good doing it. A stylish book bag keeps your look refined while rushing from class to class. That Perfect Pair of Jean – I am fully aware of the elusiveness of good denim, but once you find a pair that fits, the sun literally shines a little brighter. Jeans are the basis for 75 percent of my outfits, so it’s worth it for me to spend a little extra. Whether you rock skinnys or stick to a classic boot cut, designer denim is a savvy fashion investment. I kid you not – my Paige Laurel Canyons changed my life. Little Black Dress – Audrey Hepburn put the LBD on the map with her fabulous Givenchy ensemble in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but you don’t have to be Holly Golightly to rock this classic look. Pair your frock with metallic flats and a boyish blazer for a casual night

out or throw on your tallest stilettos and an armful of bangles for a touch more glam. Flat Boots – With temperatures of 90-plus, it’s hard to imagine that fall is just around the corner, but soon enough we’ll be layering cardigans and tossing on trenches. A chic pair of leather boots looks equally great paired with skinny jeans or leggings and a mini dress. Not to mention they’ll keep your toes toasty all winter long. Tailed Jacket – When the weather turns crisp, outerwear becomes extremely important. It’s all most people will see of your outfit! Look for coats with feminine silhouettes in neutral colors and then spice up your look with a printed scarf. Statement Jewelry – A simple strand of pearls is nice, but sometimes an outfit requires a wow factor. Cocktail rings, leather cuffs and vintage-inspired necklaces can turn an average t-shirt and shorts into an eye-catching look. Wristlet – When going out, people tend to lose things: cameras, ID cards, cell phones, their inhibitions. While I

can’t do much for the loss of self control, I can help prevent another one of those annoying “Lost my phone” Facebook groups. A wristlet is the perfect accessory for a night on the town because it’s just large enough for all your essentials but keeps your hands free for holding drinks and tearing up the dance floor. Sundress – Tailgate season is just around the corner, and sundresses will be out in full force. To make the most out of your summer garb pick transitional pieces that work now with simple sandals or later under heavy sweaters with thick tights and booties. Shades – Whether you’re shielding your eyes from harmful UV rays or avoiding eye contact with that awkward boy from your Chem lab, sunglasses are an accessory that’s simultaneously practical and stylish. Wake Sweatshirt – Last but definitely not least, this list wouldn’t be complete without a touch of schools spirit. An over-sized crew neck sweatshirt is the perfect outerwear for a late-night study session in ZSR or an evening lounging around the dorm with friends.

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Movie Review | Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Film starring Cera entertains comic book fans By Caroline Murray | Staff writer

Nowadays, one rarely expresses an interest in seeing a particular film unless a familiar name presents itself in the credits. Whether it be the director or the hottest new starlet, it’s the mixture of fame and title that fuels a movie-goer’s drive to go to the theatre. We can thank publicity and film trailers for that. There is an ulterior, more basic quality about a comparatively under-promoted film like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World that stimulates our intrigue: color. Colorful becomes a word that merely scratches the surface in the description of Scott Pilgrim. It’s neither a satire nor so much a parody, which is what writer/director Edgar Wright’s work extols. Instead, the film gloriously showcases both the comic-book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley upon which it is based and the overall comic-book/video game alternate universe that crazed youngsters in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The showiness of the production doesn’t interfere with the creation of an extremely likeable protagonist that the audience cares for, although it’s far too long to warrant a second viewing. Both I and the other people in the audience were not bereft of heavy, boredominspired sighs of impatience after about an hour. The only element that prevents our interest from completely diminishing is our loyalty to Scott PilPhoto courtesy of Universal Pictures grim himself. In his standard, typecast role that lacks variation (yet seems to work comfortably for Scott Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera, must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven him and tolerably for the audience), Michael Cera evil exes in old-school video game-style battles to win her heart. inhabits this 22-year-old band member stuck in a chaste relationship. His loser status is not entirely Pilgrim strives to accomplish. The film, although Cera and Winstead round up an equally colorful cemented, for he surrounds himself with nerds just with O’Malley’s refreshingly original storyline and cast that rivals the inanimate computer-generated as loser-esque as he carries himself to be. Then, characters, is more of a nostalgic homage to upbring- characters that populated our TV screens. Writer/director Edgar Wright utilizes his paroat a party, he encounters Ramona Flowers (Mary ing of today’s twenty-something male population, Elizabeth Winstead). From this point on, the audi- who cashed in their allowance for quarters at the dist-savvy filmmaking skills in ways resembling his ence begins to realize that there is something not arcade and surrounded themselves with the com- previous satires Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, pany Mario and the Power Rangers. Even females but his technique is much more outlandish, to quite right with this seemingly normal reality. Dating Ramona and winning her heart is not as who grew up with older brothers can watch such say the least. The humor is certainly amidst the a film and appreciate both points tally and the “Bam!” dialogue bubbles, but easy as taking her to dinner, the annoyance and melan- Wright does something even more intelligent. He calling her every night and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World choly of looking back at understands the pop cultural undertones of the saying those three little but our childhoods and reliv- story and dances with it, creating something that big words. Instead, Scott Starring | Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth ing those who challenged many adults have forgotten now: fun. must defeat seven “exs” in Winstead,KieranCulkinandJasonSchwartzman the power of our Barbies. Fun can never have an expiration date, but a timer battles and competitions of Director | Edgar Wright Similar to stereotypical wouldn’t be a bad thing. Too much Skittles-rivaling video game caliber, earning Who’s it for? | Joystick-friendly comic-book 60s-based historical pieces color and in-your-face animations can certainly points, coins, power-ups fanatics or even children’s movies, take its toll, making the viewer mildly nauseated and defeating villains to get Running Time | 1 hour 52 mins. Scott Pilgrim relies on the by the time the credits roll. Despite impatience, to the next level. With each simple look of film, despite Scott Pilgrim does try its hardest to individualize battle won, Scott gets closer Rating | B the fact that it is anything itself, and it succeeds with flying colors (no pun and closer to confronting but simple. The stylistic intended). the boss of this real-life Will this film live on forever in people’s memories? video-game, and victoriously surviving will earn look heightens the appeal. Although full of animated graphics, both rock-and-roll and catchy Not likely. Will it garner tons of awards? Odds him the ultimate prize: Ramona. The bigger chunk of the viewer’s youth that was kids’ show tunes and playful, competitive Game- are slim to nil. Is it a roller-coaster, KA-POW!, richly energized spent locked in the basement in front of the TV with boy vibes, such characteristics enhance a film that a joystick and/or gaming consol, the more likely spits nothing but color, color, color. Eye candy, to show that’s perfect to end a cinematically dull the viewer is to appreciate everything that Scott the naked eye, is all Scott Pilgrim provides, but both summer? Absolutely.


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Restaurant Review | River Birch Lodge

Lodge offers tasty meals in cozy atmosphere By Kathryn Rohlwing | Staff writer

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The Lilting Banshees start the year off with laughs performs a comedic spoof of the children’s T.V. show Blue’s Clues on Aug. 24 in Brendle Recital Hall.

are kept dim and the floor and high ceiling are made of dark wood. There are two large stone fireplaces, The River Birch Lodge is the perfect place for one of which contains a real fire during the winter, a special night out or just a change from the Pit. making it a perfect place to grab breakfast on a The soft mood lighting and hard wood interior cold morning. welcome dresses and slacks, but The setup and atmosphere the dress code includes dressyof the Lodge makes the dining River Birch Lodge casual clothing such as jeans, room feel small and quiet, but blouses and polos. it is a deceptively large building Location | 3324 Robinhood Rd. The menu offers affordable Hours | 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Mon. - Thurs. that seats many people. Even options such as hamburgers, with evening crowds, there is 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Fri. - Sat. pizzas, and sandwiches, which only a short wait to get a table 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sun. range in price from about $9 to on week nights. $11. It also offers more expen- Serving | American dishes On Friday nights, the Lodge sive entrees such as duck breast, Dress | Semi-formal tends to be packed and does not filet mignon and scallops, which take reservations, but they do range in price from about $16 Price Range | $10 - $20 offer the option of calling 15 to $25. minutes before arrival to have Rating | A The restaurant serves many a name put on the wait list. I standard dishes that have a recommend doing this as it can unique twist. The Lodge chips appetizer consists cut the usual 30-minute wait to just 15 minutes. of home-made potato chips, but with cilantro-lime Even on nights as busy as Fridays, the food arrives ranch and goat cheese peppercorn dipping sauces. within a half-hour. The menu lists a hamburger made with a bison The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable about or elk patty and a black bean burger topped with the menu and specials. The manager makes regular chipotle-lime mayonnaise and served on focaccia. rounds to all the tables to introduce himself and The River Birch Lodge menu presents a wide vari- check on the food. ety of foods and has alternatives for different diets. During the short wait before being given a table, As a vegetarian, I am always trying to find res- there is a bar where patrons can sit and order drinks. taurants with good meat-free options. The Lodge The bar has a long beer and wine list, but the prices offers delicious salads, sandwiches, pizzas and veggie are fairly high, $6 to $12 for a glass of wine and burgers. I highly recommend the black bean burger $3 to $5 for beer. mentioned above, as well as the grilled portabella The bar has a large television that plays sports sandwich and the spinach and wild mushroom rolls. games. There is a dividing wall between the bar Black hearts next to menu items designate heart area and the dining room, so the television does healthy foods and a small sign at the bottom of the not take away from a quiet dinner. page advertises the option of a Gluten-Free menu. On Monday nights, a magician named Hannibal Heart healthy options include venison medal- does tableside magic. From time to time Hannibal lions and a hickory-roasted tomato and eggplant will do large shows for patrons to watch as they dine. sandwich. The Gluten-Free menu is comprehensive Overall, I highly recommend The River Birch and includes items such as Thai chicken salad, duck Lodge. breast and crème brûlée. Menu items and drinks are fairly expensive for The cozy atmosphere of the restaurant comple- a student’s budget, but the food is delicious, the ments the excellent menu. The warm yellow lights atmosphere is pleasant and the wait staff is efficient.

The WAKEing Dead | By Cory Bullock

CD Review | Mojo

Band’s first album in eight years proves to be well worth the wait By Grace Beehler | Staff writer

The first track off Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ newest album Mojo is like tuning into a radio station on a hot summer day in the early 70s, driving through dusty back-country roads in your dad’s old pick-up. It’s a road trip through the swampy deltas of the south to the sweltering plains of Texas, through places that don’t exist anymore. It’s here where the Heartbreakers excel: Mojo combines country and rock and drench it in the blues. The storytelling, the slide guitar, the organ and the harmonica testify to the Heartbreakers’ blues-rock aesthetic, which truly channels the Allman Brothers and Neil Young without making the album feel nostalgic or false. Considering that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their first album in 1976, you don’t get the feeling that Mojo is the result

of some old timers trying to reel in the years but rather the result of veteran blues-rockers doing what they do best. The band is Petty (vocals, guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards), Ron Blair (bass), Scott Thurston (harmonica, guitar), Steve Ferrone (drums). Mojo goes back to the band’s early roots, namely, Mudcrutch. Mudcrutch is considered the forerunner to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The band formed in 1970 by Petty, alongside other Heartbreakers Campbell and Tench, in Gaineville. Though Mudcrutch was broken up in 1975, the band returned in 2008 for several shows in California and put out a self-titled album as well as a live EP. These Mudcrutch sessions are an evident influence on Mojo: it’s a return to

the band’s roots and younger mentality. And since the Heartbreakers haven’t released an album in eight years, it is obvious that the recording of the album was relaxed and not a quick effort to put out another album. They took their time, and it was definitely worth the wait. Mojo sounds like a bunch of friends playing together in their living room and having a good time, rather than some musicians sitting in a studio playing for the producers. On the other hand, the relaxed mentality lacks a little bit of a punch and precision like heard on older recordings. But the blues isn’t a precise art, nor should it be. Mojo delves into not only the blues (“Lover’s Touch”), but a

little bit of reggae (“Don’t Pull Me Over”) and a good amount of southern rock (“First Flash of Freedom”). The album centers on Petty’s witty and clever songwriting and Campbell’s fiery guitar. Like on the opening track, “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” Petty sings about Thomas Jefferson’s mistress: “He loved the little maid out back / Midnight creepin’ out to the servant’s shack / Kept a secret under the bed / Wrapped in a burlap sack.” And on “Don’t Pull Me Over,” Petty hopes to evade the police and not get caught with a little harmless substance: “What I’ve got to do won’t hurt anyone / When the moonlight turns to blue light / Makes me so afraid… Should be legalized.” On top of the songwriting, Campbell’s guitar playing works virtually as an accompanying vocal to Petty’s. Like on “Let Yourself Go,” the guitar work echoes the vocals – or vice versa. And

on the closing track, “Good Enough,” Campbell just soars through lick after stunning guitar lick. Not only is the album centered on the guitar playing, but the guitars themselves. A rare 1959 Gibson Les Paul (which will run you about a quarter of a million dollars), a 1964 Gibson Hummingbird, a 1964 Gibson Sunburst and a 1964 Rickenbacker 12-string all add to the vintage quality of Mojo. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers shine throughout their new album. It may not be their finest work technically, but the mentality and ambience behind the making of Mojo makes you feel like – well, Petty describes it best on “Good Enough”: “You’re barefoot in the grass and you’re chewin’ sugarcane, / You got a little buzz on, you’re kissin’ in the rain / And if a day like this don’t ever come again, / Well that’s good enough, Good enough for me.”


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