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Tony Woods, star basketball player, arrested By Bobby O’Connor and Hunter Bratton Sports editors

Junior basketball player Samuel Antonio Woods Jr., also known as Tony Woods, has been suspended indefinitely from team play following his arrest last week. Winston-Salem Police responded to a 911 call made by Courtney Loreln Barbour, a junior university student, at 9 p.m. on Sept. 5. According to police, the 20-year-old 6-foot-11-inch center from Rome, Ga., kicked and pushed his girlfriend in front of their one-year-old child in the couple’s

house on Bethabara Hills Court. Police recalled that Barbour had no visible signs of injury when they arrived at the scene, but Barbour later went to the hospital and was treated for injuries related to the assault. Court documents said Barbour suffered a lumbar spinal fracture. It’s standard in a domestic violence situation for the alleged offender to be placed in jail with no bond allowed for at least 48 hours, Brad Yandell, WinstonSalem Police Lieutenant, said. Nevertheless, after an impromptu Labor Day hearing by Judge Denise Hartsfield, Woods wrote a promissory

note and was released into the custody of his lawyer, Mike Grace, without serving any time in the Forsyth County Jail. “It’s rare but within a judge’s discretion to modify the conditions in pretrial release,” Chief Judge William Reingold of Forsyth Superior Court said. “Apparently that’s what happened in this case,” Reingold said. Court documents state that Woods is charged with assault inflicting serious injury, assault on a female and assault inflicting serious injury in the presence of a minor.

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Junior Tony Woods, a rising star on the WFU basketball team, played in every game last season.

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Stop Wrongful Convictions

Release of one American hiker in Iran brings hope for others

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By Katie Phillips | Staff writer Arriving to the seminar room of Wingate with a sense of Southern ease, John Grisham began the press conference with a story that compelled him to write his 2006 bestselling, and first non-fiction work, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. The story of Roy Williamson peaked Grisham’s interest one December morning in 2004 while Grisham was reading the obituaries in his Virginia home. Ever since that December, Grisham has passionately devoted time towards criminal justice. Williamson was the victim of false conviction and spent 11 years on death row. Eventually Williamson’s case was overturned; he was exonerated by DNA evidence, and then released in 1999. He died of liver complications five years later when Grisham saw his obituary and became fascinated with the criminal injustice at hand. “I never planned to write a non-fiction book because I always had so much fun with fiction, Grisham said. But I realized that this was a story I had to tell.” The university has used this nonfiction work as a required reading for first year law students. Grisham was greeted and introduced by President Nathan O. Hatch and the school of law’s

Dean Blake Morant. Before Morant came to the law school, he taught most recently at Washington & Lee University and served in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps, as a senior associate in a firm in Washington D.C. and as an Assistant General Counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority. A unique panel discussion was established that involved Morant, co-director of the Innocence & Justice Clinic and two law students, Jessica Hollenbach (JD ’11) and Mimi Kendrick (JD ’11). Grisham serves on the board of the Innocence Project New York and the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi. A similar program began at the law school in the spring of 2009. The clinic consists of a two-hour weekly seminar covering topics of criminal injustice: mistaken eyewitness identification, improper forensic science evidence, jailhouse informants, false confessions, ineffective counsel assistance and police misconduct. Students are able to apply this knowledge to the investigation of real cases where newly discovered evidence may prove a client’s innocence. The clinic works in conjunction with The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice and the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission. Morant gave the audience a two-fold explanation of the

clinic: “It gives our students good experience with serious cases of criminal justice and it educates the public about innocence and justice in our world today.” Despite being an attorney for 11 years before writing his first fiction novel, the issue of criminal injustice did not lie at the top of Grisham’s interests. “I never had a moment in all 11 years where I thought my client was wrongfully convicted,” he said. The Williamson case brought the complicated issue to light for Grisham, and not until he began to visit prisons did he realize the massive amounts of innocent people residing there. One reporter asked Grisham as to why he chose criminal injustice for his first non-fiction novel. Grisham replied, “Well it is a complicated answer. As stated before, it was not until five years ago did I realize how many innocent people are in prisons around the country. As a lawyer who deeply believes in our judicial system, the constitution and democracy, it is really telling to see it all go so badly so many times. Simply stated, five years ago I had a strong reaction against injustice and haven’t stopped since.” Grisham is on the board of the Innocence and Justice Project which has begun to introduce rel-

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Hiking in Iraq near the Iranian border, three Americans were detained in July of 2009 by Iranian officials; they have been accused by the Iranian government of spying. The United States government as well as the families of the hikers deny this claim. The detainees Shroud, Bauer and Fattal were placed in a Tehran prison under indictment. Although the two men Bauer and Fattal are still detaned in Iran, release of the third hiker, Shroud, brings new hope. Shroud was released on humanitarian grounds after 13 months of custody. Families of the remaining detainees are hopeful that the release of Shroud will mean freedom for the two American men.

North Carolina lab liberates animals after PETA video Professional Laboratory and Research Services Inc. in Raleigh shut down and surrendered all of its animals in response to PETA. One week ago, PETA released an undercover video revealing the lab’s cruel and violent treatment of cats, dogs, and rabbits. The lab was testing flea preventatives on the animals. The USDA has inspected the lab and begun a formal investigation while officials attempt to find a new home for the animals released.

World War II bombs surface in Brazil Six World War II era bombs were found in the city of Maragogi by the Brazilian Navy. Officials say the bombs still pose a threat to local residents because they could still explode even after 60 years of inactivity. At this time it is unknown if the bombs belonged to the German or U.S. army.

Town hall meeting discusses religious pluralism By Meenu Krishnan | Opinion editor

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Imam Khalid Griggs, associate chaplain for Muslim Life, and Ahmed Taha, professor of law, discuss issues of religious freedom and pluralism in Wait Chapel.

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“We are small in number, but mighty in impact,” Associate Provost Jennifer Collins said, officially opening the Religious Freedom and Tolerance town hall meeting on Sept. 15 in Wait Chapel. The panel, consisting of campus scholars from a variety of religions, sought to respond to the recent controversy over the construction of the Islamic cultural center in Manhattan. “The media headlines, quite frankly, have made plain that we are in the midst of a national crisis,” Collins said. “We don’t have any magic or simple answers,

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but we hope to discuss this frightening pattern of intolerance.” The construction of the Cordoba House served as the catalyst for this town hall meeting, but its purpose had the wide goal of combating intolerance and bigotry. The panel began with a tracing of intolerant practices in America, which of course, have extended far beyond the recent prejudice towards Muslims. “Examples of religious intolerance abound, including our illtreatment of Native Americans, Mormons, Jews, and Catholics,” Lynn Neal, associate professor of religion, said. Instead of serving to dismiss the treatment of Mus-

lims, these examples helped to show that religious intolerance is part of our national history, and combating it has been a characteristic of several generations. Neil DeVotta, associate professor of political science, attempted to trace the history of the increasingly predominant prejudice towards Muslims. This, obviously, included a discussion of the tragic events of 9/11. Interestingly, DeVotta noticed increased attitudes of the importance of religious unity and integration in the initial months after 9/11.

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Opinion | A6 The Pit serves up frustration to students Nilam A. Patel discusses the downfall of campus food and how students have begun to avoid the Fresh Food Company

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Brieflies Uncertain Arrivals explores culture in economic crisis On Sept. 24 and 25, the Reynola House Museum of American Art will host a conference entitled Uncertain Arrivals: Forms of Thought, Life and Emergence. The conference will explore explore how writers, filmmakers, dramatists, artists working in all forms of media, philosophers and critical and cultural theorists have responded to the prospect and reality of global crises. New entries to the conference are still being accepted. Interested individuals should send a 500 word abstract as a Wordfile to Andrew Burkett at or Rekha Rosha at Abstracts are welcome from any disciline or field.

Duval discusses the coming American Revolution in the Gulf Coast The history department will host a discussion as part of their Place, Space and Meaning lecture series. The lecture is entitled Independence Lost: The Gulf Coast and the Coming of the American Revolution. The discussion will be led by UNC-Chapel Hill associate professor of history Kathleen Duval. Her research focuses primarily on early America, specifically cross cultural relations on North American borderlands. In the lecture, she will discuss her current research on the American Revolution in the Gulf Coast titled Independence Lost. The lecture is open to the public and will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 in Greene Hall 145.

CollegeOnly social networking offers giveaway to students CollegeOnly, a new social networking site for students, is hoping to reach out to the university. The site provides a place for students to chat with dormmates, share pictures and gossip about campus events. CollegeOnly also has unique features like real-time text and photo campus feeds. A mobile application is coming soon. Interested students can create a profile on the CollegeOnly website. Signing up for the site automatically enters university students into a giveway offered by CollegeOnly. The site can be accessed at

The World Cultural Festival brings diveristy to campus life The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites students to attend the World Cultural Festival to celebrate and introduce various cultures. The festival creates a place that brings the international world to the university and allows students to engage amd experience a wide variety of cultural practices. Through creative displays, ethnic foods and performances, students can learn the ways of other cultures and groups in an interactive festival atmosphere. The festival will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 in Manchester Plaza.

Secrest Artists Series presents 100 Years of Broadway 100 Years of Broadway features a cast of Broadway stars accompanied by a New York band to recreate the biggest moments of classic shows like Les Miserables and CATS. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Wait Chapel. Admission to the show is free for students.

Jim Alty: Assoc. VP Facilities & Campus Services By Chris Earle | Contributing writer Jim Alty has worked as the university’s associate vice president of facilities and campus services for the past three years. Alty began his career in the United States Army serving as an engineer officer for 20 years and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After the completion of his military employment, Alty worked a short tenure at the UNC-Chapel Hill before coming to Wake Forest. Alty and the Office of Facilities and Campus Management currently control many different aspects of the university including planning and design, sustainability, parking management and maintenance. These specific departments are responsible for many new developments on campus including the brand new South Hall, the Zipcar program and new parking rules and regulations. The office is currently overseeing the construction of a new Welcome Center and the “party barn” to provide a safe atmosphere for various social activities on campus.

Construction of the “barn” is set to begin this October. In the meantime, students have been provided with a large tent structure, usually used for large university events such as Shag on the Mag, which accommodates high volumes of people. “The biggest challenge of my job,” Alty said, “is keeping up with the speed of changes taking place with the university.” Some of the changes Alty refers to surely include the university’s continued emergence as a prominent national institution coupled with increasing student enrollment. “Our office operates under the restriction of two budgets,” Alty said. “We request an Annual Budget, which is used to clean the buildings, cut the grass and basically run the campus.” Construction projects, however, originate from the office’s capital money. These funds are provided to the facilities office on an annual basis by budgetary directors at the university. “In the future, we’re hoping to construct a campus recreation center with capital fund money,” Alty said.

Along within the various departments of the Facilities and Campus Services Office, Alty often works closely with Wake Forest’s Student Government in order to provide the best possible service to the student body. “The Student Government here is much more interested in the proper running of the university than any school I have served previously,” Alty said. The university’s Student Government is currently comprised of six committees, all of which have varying interactions with the Facilities Office and its members. Multiple times a year, for instance, the Student Government’s Physical Planning committee engages in a safety walk with several directors to address various hazards. In the past, these walks have resulted in the construction of more blue safety boxes and better lit areas across the Reynolda campus. Arguably the highest priority for the Office of Facilities and Campus Services, however, is a constant retooling of the university’s parking rules and policy.

In an effort to make the campus less congested, the university is strongly encouraging students to take advantage of the university’s shuttle system. “We’re also looking to make the campus more bike-friendly,” Alty said. An increase in parking fines for those who intentionally park in restricted areas is also another way the office hopes to alleviate crowding. Even with the parking blunders on campus, Alty remains excited and optimistic about the university’s infrastructural future. “What makes me enjoy my job the most,” Alty says, “is seeing people so happy about having great places to work, live and study in.” With a vast array of developments looming on the horizon, Alty and the entire Office of Facilities and Campus Services look forward to keeping the university on the cutting edge of innovation. With pride, Alty exclaims, “Seeing the user of a facility truly happy with the environment they’re working in … that’s just pure heaven for me.” Matt Hayes/Old Gold & Black

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POLICE BEAT Alcohol Charges


• Subject was found passed out on the hood of a car in C Lot at 12:49 a.m. on Sept. 11, unable to stand or answer questions. Victim was transported to Baptist Hospital. • Victim was found lying on the patio of Sigma Nu lounge bleeding from a head wound at 11:57 p.m. on Sept. 10. • University Police responded to Student Health in reference to an intoxicated student at 1:03 a.m. on Sept. 10. • Suspect was found passed out on the hood of a car on Rosedale Circle at 5:31 a.m. on Sept. 11.

• Unknown subject(s) forcibly removed victim’s secured bike from a rack outside of Reynolds Gym at 11:06 a.m. on Sept. 6. • Unknown subject(s) removed several items from a vicitims unsecrued vehicle at 6:48 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Miscellaneous • A call was made for two suspects arguing at Kitchin Residence Hall at 1:37 a.m. on Sept. 9. One subject ran from the responding officer.

• Possible suspet contacted admission office and threatened to blow up several stands at BB&T Field at 2:29 p.m. on Sept. 10. • Unknown person entered locked room, moved clothes around and then left a drink on a computer stand in Efird Residence Hall at 1:19 p.m. on Sept. 12.

Medical Events • A victim cut his finger on a piece of laboratory glass while in class and was transported to Student Health from Winston Hall at 12:18 p.m. on Sept. 10.

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Trip across India helps students gain special perspective By Ken Meyer | Asst. news editor

For the 11 university students that travelled across India with Ananda Mitra, Communication Department Chair, the summer study abroad trip offered a unique glimpse into the subcontinent. Mitra lived in India for 24 years and thus the vantage point he proffered was that of a native. Senior Kendall Hack illuminated how Mitra’s insights helped to contextualize their experiences. “History, politics, geography, weather, his discussions put our experiences in the streets and with Indian natives into perspective,” Hack said. “He was our cultural reference point. He even explained the importance of different local foods.” Mitra brought his 11 students, wife and son to a variety of cities across India. They visited Calcutta in West Bengal, Leh in the Himalayan mountains and the golden triangle of Agra, Jaipur and Delhi.

They lived in the homes of natives in each city, and each city offered them a different view of the country. A day trip outside Calcutta brought the group two hours deep in rice patties; their journeys in the Himalayas brought them over the highest motorable road in the world and into a thousand-year-old working monastery; they swam in the Indus River. “Professor Mitra took us to places most tourists could never see,” junior Carrie Stokes said. “Our trip to the Taj Mahal was the first time we felt at all touristy.” Junior Epiphany Espinosa described how the experience also showed them another side of India, an India split by stark difference between its upper and lower classes. “It was heartbreaking to see the lack of faith many of these people had in their country,” Espinosa said. “I was often asked the question, ‘why India?’ And I often responded, ‘why not?’”

One of the most poignant moments of the trip occurred when the group learned of massive flooding in Leh. Just ten days after the group left, a flood similar to those affecting Pakistan ravaged the homes of the people with whom they had bonded. “Although I was thankful that our group did not experience it, the fact that such a peculiar and dangerous incident happened to the wonderful Ladakhi people, in the exact place where we were, broke my heart,” senior Tania Cuzmenko said. In the next month, members of the group will hold a fundraiser on campus to aid the people of Leh. Junior Rachel Handel described the necessity of sending relief funds to the area. “The vendors are hurt by this because the tourism has been greatly affected and that was many of their sole source of income,” Handel said. “Once the snow falls in Ladakh they must have all their provisions from crops tended to earlier

in the year. Thus it seems this winter could be especially hard for many in their area.” This trip to India offered the students a unique culture shock experience. Mitra described the nature of that experience as removing the lens of a foreigner and allowing the students to view India as locals. “India truly became home during that period of time,” Mitra said. “The difference between home and abroad physically switched.” Mitra illustrated how his students began dressing in the style of the locals and appreciating the local food. Mitra’s students expressed how this switch even led to reverse culture shock when they left India. “I didn’t expect to feel so sad when I left,” Espinosa said. “It was as if a huge part of my heart was missing. I think the best way to explain was going away to college, but never being able to come back home,” she said.

Grisham: Best-selling author speaks about justice Continued from Page A1

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Grisham sits with ease at a table with law school’s Dean Morant and one of the two law students on the discussion panel.

evant legislation in all 50 states. Laws such as requiring police to record entire interrogations instead of only the confession have been passed recently in several states but according to Grisham, “We’ve got a long way to go.” Other laws include cleaning up eyewitness identifications and false confessions. Another related issue Grisham strongly believes in is the need for a national standard for forensic experts. For now, North Carolina has some of the best statutes in the country in regards to subpoena power. In addition, the best-selling author spoke of his 2010 novel, The Confession: “I have become convinced that we are all going to wake up one day and realize that we’ve executed the wrong person in tons of cases … what are we going to do then? The Confession explores the aftermath to this question.” “It was very difficult to write and much of my inspiration is drawn from exonerees,” he said.

In the past five years Grisham has discovered that there are always a handful of factors that contribute to wrongful convictions. Twenty-five percent of 258 exonerations are due to false confessions. Grisham attributes this to the detainee snapping after 15 hours of critical interrogation. Unfortunately, he continues, essentially the only thing needed to convict this person is the confession on tape, but not the interrogation. Also, approxiamately 85 percent of confessions will lead to a conviction. Mistaken eyewitness conviction, “junk science” and “jail-house snitch” are other contributions to wrongful convictions. Junk science often includes unreliable sources of forensics like hair, weapon and shoe analysis, which all can facilitate conviction. Jailhouse snitches occur when authorities find ways to cut deals with other inmates to speed along a confession. The “innocence movement” is holistic, notes Dean Morant, “it is good for the

innocent to gain their deserved freedom and good for the guilty to be convicted.” Grisham concluded the panel discussion with words of advice for the law students and general public. “I want the public to leave here tonight with thought to believe that there are innocent people that spend the rest of their lives in jail ... an estimated 2-5 percent of the 2 million incarcerated citizens in our country.” The United States holds the highest number of people in jail in the Western modernized world. “I’m not a bleeding heart,” Grisham laughs. “I know there are plenty of guilty people in those prisons, and I’m not trying to free them.” “But that doesn’t mean that the innocent ones don’t need our help.” He encouraged law students to get involved with innocence work on some level, “especially in a law school that has a formal organization like the Innocence Clinic.” “When the innocent have given up, you can save them.”


This column represents the views of the Old Gold & Black Editorial Board.

University embraces school spirit


chool spirit at the university has increased this year, with the reformation of the Screamin' Demons policy. Though some of us were skeptical at first as to whether these new rules would help or hurt the current fan base, we have come to the conclusion that they are quite helpful. Screamin' Demons are free to attend however many football games they would like without having to worry about whether they will be kicked off or not. Additionally, an unlimited amount of people were able to sign up for Screamin' Demons this year. Although not everyone is guaranteed a seat anymore, it works out well because not everyone will be able to attend every game. Greek organizations (and other organizations between 50 and 75 people) can now

sit together in blocks. This encourages people to come because they know they will be sitting with a bunch of their friends and not be forced to sit throughout the section. Furthermore, blocks are invited to participate in the Deacon Cup, a challenge designed to encourage people to attend games and stay throughout them. Not only have people been staying longer at football games, but attendance at other sporting events has been increasing. This is also due to other initiatives from the university, such as the implementation of tailgating before men's soccer games. At the tailgates, students who are over 21 are allowed to bring beer and enjoy food in front of Polo Residence Hall. We hope that students will continue to support all of our university sports. Go Deacs!

Winston-Salem has plenty of culture


ven though WinstonSalem is a fairly small city, it still has plenty of culture to offer university students. Recently, there have been a plethora of events downtown that would be pleasing to anyone out to break the Wake Forest bubble for a bit. For example, the annual Bookmarks festival was held on Sept. 11 in the Downtown Arts District. The free event catered to readers of all ages and hosted a variety of speakers and events from workshops to cooking demonstrations. On Sept. 18 in Bethabara park, there will be an apple

festival to celebrate the harvest. The event will include apples, music, artisan crafts, wagon-rides and demonstrations. The Milton Rhodes Center of the Arts is currently showing Bouncers, set in 1970s northern England. It is a dramatic comedy about a group of working-class British bouncers at work and play. The show runs through Sept. 17. For those of you looking to keep up with the arts scene downtown, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth county has a website:, which lists upcoming events.

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where I wouldn’t have to fight anyone to get to. 3) I miss my freshly sautéed veggies. 4) I miss the baked sweet potatoes. 5) I miss the good hummus. 6) I miss the sandwich line in the middle of the Pit. The problem of long lines was solved. Getting a sandwich or a wrap was a quick and easy meal, plus going through the line when nothing else seemed to catch your eye was always a safe bet. Now, I go through the sandwich line where the old vegetarian section was and students are just crowded around the counter because they have no idea where the line starts and where it ends. Nilam A. Patel I also feel and have noticed that the News editor sandwich line is in the dark. was excited to come back to school I don’t know if the lights have gone out this semester as I always am after a in that corner of the Pit or not but it’s a long break. bit dark and dreary back there. I was excited to see old friends, make Or maybe I just have that perception of new ones and to get classes started. But I the Pit because going in there is honestly was also very excited about eating at the a huge challenge for me. university again. Sorry, back to the list. Last semester ended with a bang, in 7) I miss having FOOD there when terms of food, I mean. I go in there. There is nothing left and The quality, the quantity and the I understand that it is late at night, the convenience of it all was there. All employees want to leave but I am begging perfect. All in tune with students’ class you, please do not take away the food schedules, tastes and preferences. until 9 p.m. I am a vegetarian which automatically The hours of operation of the Pit are gives me a higher chance of having from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through vitamin and protein deficiencies. Friday and then 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on It’s hard to choose foods in college Saturday and Sunday. cafeterias that are both healthy and Wait, I think I just wrote 9 p.m. as the convenient. closing time of the Pit, so why is there That was one of the no food there at 8:15 major problems last year p.m.? and I was determined to I’m sorry, for the 45 I have eaten yogurt and do something about it minutes left, but please granola with the occasional that year. leave food there. Student Government soggy wrap for the past three This is unfair to was starting back up and students who have busy weeks and am getting a little the opportunity to be schedules and barely bit more than upset with the on Dining Commission have time in the day direction that the Pit is movcame up. to eat. The only time I jumped at the that I have to get food ing in now. opportunity and is after 8 p.m. and that was grateful that I is usually a quick to-go had the opportunity to provide the meal. administration of ARAMARK and other I cannot think of more than five times university officials with feedback on the that I have actually sat and eaten in the food situation that was currently affecting Pit this semester. not only my health but also my wallet. What happened to the infamous Pit Having to constantly go off-campus to Sits? What happened to seeing everyone buy food was getting old, annoying and you know at lunchtime? expensive. Meal plans exist because of What happened to the Pit environment? convenience and I was most definitely not It’s gone. And it’s a shame. being convenienced with the current state We go to a small school and I personally of my meal plan. like having just one main dining The Dining Commission was very establishment. I liked that I could go into effective last year and several great things the Pit to see friends, classmates, faculty were created. and administrators. The vegetarian section was added. Even though I do not sit and eat at the There was an all-day omelet station. Pit, I do still go to the Pit for one reason There was an all-day pasta station. and one reason only: to see the wonderful The sandwich line frustrations were people who work there. being alleviated by having two lines I love each and every one of them. instead of one. The overall atmosphere They understand my frustration and and quality of the Pit had improved. have been trying to help me find food But it’s all gone now. to eat. I love that they scope out the I have eaten yogurt and granola with selection of food and then tell me what I the occasional soggy wrap for the past should and should not try. three weeks and am getting a little bit They are the shining stars of the more than upset with the direction that Pit and I hate that they are always the Pit is moving in now. underappreciated (but that’s another rant Here is a list of things that I miss at the in another article for another day). Pit: 1) I miss the vegetarian section. Nilam A. Patel is a junior history major 2) I miss my little corner of the Pit from Roanoke, Va.

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“They may be useful indicators for subsequent health. ” - Rachel Cooper, of the Medical Research Council’s Unit for Lifelong Health and Aging, referring to simple measures of physical capability like shaking hands, walking, getting up from a chair and balancing on one leg.

“” “If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.” - Lady Gaga, ambiguously responding to claims by PETA, among others, that her controversial “meat dress” at the VMAs was disrespectful to vegans and vegetarians.

“” “It’s as important to let people know what’s there as what is not there.” - A spokesman for the Irish National Roads Authority, commenting on the lack of rest stops or lavatories on the nation’s new motorway network, attributed to the government’s ailing economy and budget deficit.

“” “He started verbally abusing the officers, kicking the desk and was warned several times, but it didn’t stop him. He went on and ended up biting one of the officers in the arm, and had to be detained.” - A Lisbon police spokeswoman, describing a top municipal official who sank his teeth into a traffic police officer during a discussion over a fine, apparently angered that the officer used the familiar instead of formal verbal form to address him.

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Breaking the Wake Forest Bubble | Hamlin’s Ramblins

Hatred should not define American agenda U.S. citizens need to be tolerant of other beliefs and religions

Hamlin Wade Staff columnist


ver the weekend we remembered the horrific tragedy that struck our country now nine years ago. Across the country, homage was paid to the fallen, with candles burning and American flags waving at half-mast. Even a university fraternity paid tribute, flying a tattered stars and stripes during the pre-Duke tailgate. Yet, a weekend that was meant to be spent remembering those who perished on that fateful September day was hit in the face by those who were too angry and too blind to see

who was to blame. The week leading up to September 11 was decorated with heated news reports regarding a Floridian minister that planned to burn a Qur’an. Reverend Terry Jones claims that “maybe it’s time to send a message to radical Islam that we will not tolerate their behavior.” Jones, after planning the “National Burn-a-Koran Day,” began wearing a loaded weapon on his hip for protection. These actions by Jones incited a hell storm of fury from all sides of the debate. However, what is more important than the actions by Jones or by the words that followed is the message that America sent around the world. From President Obama to General Petraeus, top officials in the United States government warned Jones and his supporters about the possible ramifications of the burning of the sacred document of Islam. Yet, supporters of this movement stood fast, believing that their actions would send a message across the Muslim nations of the world that we would not back down from radical movements. Unfortunately, the leaders of this Qur’an burning movement have

missed the point entirely. Propaganda religion is attempting to tear down the American lifestyle. has led us to believe that it was in But, if we were to really stop and fact Islam that was responsible for the horrific actions of the terrorists of analyze the situation, we would realize that these citizens are simply upset September 11. that we are still oblivious to principal Unfortunately, we have been beliefs of the world’s second largest reticent to react to these slanderous religion. comments because There are still we often feel as citizens in the though we may The lives of our military United States that be insulting the personnel abroad are feel as though Islam victims of that day. However, it has endangered by these actions. teaches young minds to hate America grown apparent While we may have a right and that it instills a that we must stand to burn a Qur’an, it is not our value system geared up and speak, toward destroying because if we sit place to throw an innocent quietly in fear the military personnel’s life under capitalism. Moving forward, consequences could the bus. we must realize the be substantial. importance of our General Petraeus actions and their and other top military personnel warned the alleged effect around the world. The things that we say and do here Qur’an burners that if they were to go in the United States are broadcast through with their plans, a backlash and discussed in the far reaches of the was imminent. world. Last week, Afghanistan stood Since we claim to be the most witness to massive demonstrations educated and most powerful nation related to the planned burnings. on the globe, we need to start acting 10,000 Afghans stood in the streets, burning tires and chanting, “Death to as such. It is time for us to recognize that America!” we cannot whimsically throw around On the surface, this simply seems incendiary acts of attrition. to support the claims that a radical

Obama needs to show an ‘element of craziness’

The fact that Iran rejected this indicates the country’s genuine desire for nuclear weapons, in other words the Iranians are not bluffing, nor are they using the threat of nuclearization as a means to extort the West. They have made their goals clear — we must respond with similar clarity. Obama needs to use language much stronger than “all options are on the table.” American and Israeli intelligence puts the Iranians at one year away from a nuclear bomb, even with the third round of sanctions recently passed. This means the clock is ticking quickly and Obama ought to make it clear that the U.S. will bomb Iranian facilities involved with the Matt Moran nuclearization process. Ambiguous language and a “thoughtful Staff columnist conversation” will only ensure the Iranian’s of enerally speaking, evaluating Obama’s restraint. politicians on the basis of personal The best way to avoid attacking Iran qualities is a mistake. Whether we’re is to make them think we will — if they talking about JFK’s “charm” or Bush’s “beerunderstand that they face the American and drinkability,” politicians are people with Israeli militaries they may choose to stop their heavily crafted images to enhance their appeal program. to a given group. If they don’t, however, Americans need to With that said, I do think one of Obama’s be prepared for a highly limited war with best personal qualities is the manner in which Iran. In all likelihood, this war will consist he appears to approach issues. of a single attack. American planes, probably He comes off, accurately I think, as using Saudi or Iraqi airspace, would hit extremely cerebral. Iranian targets in a single bombing run and During the Gulf Oil Spill this elicited leave immediately. some criticism when people The Israelis would need thought he wasn’t “mad” to prepare their own air enough, but I think even force to target Hezbollah Diplomacy would provide Iran Obama’s critics would agree rocket sites in southern with a “retreat with honor” that he possesses a sort Lebanon, which would scenario. The fact that Iran of careful intelligence — almost certainly be although they may dislike activated in retaliation. rejected diplomacy indicates where that intelligence leads Worst-case scenario, a the country’s genuine desire for brief invasion of Lebanese his policymaking. nuclear weapons. However, while it’s a territory would be required great quality in domestic to remove the threat of issues, especially during an rocket attacks on Israeli economic dip, an element cities. of craziness can be of benefit, especially when The conflict would probably not escalate dealing with enemy states. beyond this, the Iranian capacity to project Mythology holds that Richard Nixon, for military power is virtually nonexistent instance, used to act slightly insane from time when compared to that of Israel, much less to time — just to make the Soviets really America, and Iran would understand that believe he would push the button. retaliation would only escalate a conflict they Whether or not this is the case, we can take are bound to lose. a lesson from the old anti-Semite — Obama No rational person wants the above scenario needs to make the Iranians think he is just to take place — but status-quo states, crazy enough to actually attack them. meaning states with an interest in preserving As it stands now, Iran wishes to the current international environment, must fundamentally remake the balance of power be willing to act to prevent an emergency, in the Middle East. rather than attempting to clean it up after the Should it nuclearize, it could project fact. power throughout the whole of the region Status-quo states desire to integrate and threaten our Arab Sunni allies. Of revisionist states (the opposite of status-quo, further concern to the Israelis is the nuclear these states seek drastic change to the balance umbrella Iran could provide to Hezbollah, of power) into the existing world order. This which essentially maintains a private army in makes them cumbersome and reactionary, southern Lebanon. rather than preemptive. Such an upset is unacceptable to America Iran does not have the right to build nuclear and its allies and clearly needs to be prevented weapons. They are a primary sponsor of — on this everyone agrees. The question, of one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist course, is how to do it. organizations and have threatened the The administration has rightly attempted annihilation of a U.S. ally and U.N. member diplomacy in dealing with Iran. The Iranians, state. however, have snubbed the open hand Obama Obama needs to make them afraid of extended. America, not secure in American restraint. Diplomacy would provide Iran with a Should this fail, a surgical attack is the only “retreat with honor” scenario, in which real option — let’s make sure they know it. they could give up their nuclear program in Matt Moran is a junior history major from exchange for something from America and Pittsburgh, Penn. retain a good deal, if not all of their pride.


Hamlin Wade is a junior political science major from Charlotte, N.C.

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Continued diplomacy with Iran will not prevent eventual nuclearization

The supporters of the Qur’an burning movement will claim that they have a First Amendment right to burn a book, just as a citizen has the right to burn an American flag. However, we must realize that are actions are not done behind closed doors. By exercising this First Amendment right, we are systematically eliminating one of the unalienable rights of life set forth by our founding fathers. The lives of our military personnel abroad are endangered by these actions. While we may have a right to burn a Qur’an, it is not our place to throw an innocent military personnel’s life under the bus. The time has come for Americans to wake up. It is time for us to step up and realize that we are one of the most important countries in the world and that our actions, both positive and negative, are monitored. So, it is time to put down the kerosene and think before we act. If we fail to realize our role as a global role model, more than books may be going down in flames.

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NFL Commissioner should worry about an “impending lockout” from eager fans

incomprehensible is the whole idea of the unguaranteed contract continuing to be a fundamental part of NFL business. Almost everyone would agree that football players have the most physical season and legitimately can claim that they are one play away from a season ending and career crippling injury. The list of players that have dealt with these types of injuries within the last two years include Tom Brady, Leon Washington, Wes Welker and many more. Think about the casualties that would result due to an 18 game season. The number of star players who would be lost before the playoffs even began would be staggering. Jimmy Hornstein If what insiders are saying is true and an Staff columnist 18 game schedule is all but inevitable players ast weekend the NFL kicked off its should absolutely hold out for guaranteed season with millions of Americans contracts. tuning in to watch. They play the most physical sport of the Generally the beginning of the NFL season three major sports and they get the least is chock full of hope and expectations as fans financial security of all three. look forward to a year full of thrilling Sundays. During his tenure Goodell has done some Although many fans will good things and some treat this NFL season just like questionable in his short any other, there is trouble reign. The upcoming battle will make brewing on the horizon for However, if the rabid or break Goodell’s legacy. He the NFL. pigskin fans around the better adeptly handle this issue country have to deal with Does this seem odd to or risk every commissioner’s you? It seems to go without a lockout, Goodell should saying that the league that be and will be bashed nightmare. has arguably the best product from network to network. and without a doubt the most Guaranteed Goodell will rabid fan base, should not be have to deal with a much worrying about an impending lockout. tougher union that looks to be readying itself The reason for this frightening possibility is for an actual labor fight similar to those that due to the fact that Roger Goodell is living in a go on in the MLB and NFL. fantasy world. However, the upcoming battle will make or Is there any other way to describe the world break Goodell’s legacy. in which Goodell thinks that he can lower the He better adeptly handle this issue or risk amount of money that the players receive from every commissioner’s nightmare. revenues while also increasing their season by No commissioner wants their name known two games? widely by jaded sports fans or to have their I mean Goodell is the same guy who was name mentioned in the same breath as Bud callous enough to fire employees last year Selig. citing “financial difficulties” for his billion dollar money making machine. However, Jimmy Hornstein is a sophomore from Lincoln, the main belief that I personally find R.I.


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Republicans seek to hold N.C. State Senate Seth Williford Senior columnist


hope I am not surprising anyone when I say that most people who attend the university are from out of state. With only 25 percent of the university’s population coming from in-state, many students are unaware of politics in the Old North State. So, for those of you interested in Tarheel Politics, here is a quick primer for the 2010 midterm elections for U.S. Senate, Congress and the N.C. Legislature. The marquee election is the U.S. Senate race between Republican

Richard Burr and Democrat Elaine Marshall. Burr started the year with lagging poll numbers, but his heavy financial advantage has allowed him to air ads and solidify his lead, making this seat increasingly likely to remain Republican. Marshall won her primary in a June runoff against Cal Cunningham, an Iraq War vet tapped to run by the Democratic Senatorial Committee. The DSC pledged money to Cunningham if he won, but has been slow, and is unlikely, to announce monetary support for Marshall. They pumped $11 million into the 2008 Senate race between Republican Elizabeth Dole and Democrat Kay Hagan. After helping Hagan win her election, they find themselves hard pressed to knock out a GOP incumbent when they have so many Democratic incumbents they are trying to protect this year. As far as Congressional elections go, this area will see little excitement. The

5th District seat is held by the very conservative Virginia Foxx. People in this district either love or hate her, but no one will deny that she is one of the hardest working members of the N.C. delegation, and is stellar with constituent services. Luckily for her, she has significantly more fans than foes. Mel Watt, the very liberal Congressman from the 12th District, faces an opponent who lives several hours away from the District near the N.C. coast. While this is legal in North Carolina, it is also a sure way to not win an election, and Watt will walk back into his seat. Both Watt and Foxx reside in districts gerrymandered to balance the partisan divide among the N.C. delegation in Congress. This brings us to the state legislative elections. Republicans have not held the N.C. State Senate since 1897, when they joined with Progressive Party candidates to form the Fusion

Party; you would have to go back in one or both houses would mean to Reconstruction to see a purely Republicans would have their first Republican State Senate. opportunity since Reconstruction to The State House develop districts was won in 1994 that, if they don’t Generic ballots, as well as during the last help Republicans, Republican wave, more specific candidate polls, at least will inject but that majority was balance into show the sincere possibility quickly lost. representative that the GOP may take both Generic ballots, as government in this well as more specific state. houses of the legislature. candidate polls, show Many from out the sincere possibility of state assume that that the GOP may North Carolina’s take both houses of the legislature. presence in the South, and consistent While this would be a monumental support for Republican Presidential achievement regardless, Republicans candidates (save for 2008) implies could not have timed a better that the state is rock-ribbed takeover. Republican. However, it may not 2011 will see the release of the be until this midterm election that census information, and will be the the GOP fulfills the impression that opening salvo to battles across the much of the nation assumes about it country to draw Congressional and already. state legislative districts. Since these districts are determined Seth Williford is a senior political by the state legislature, majorities science major from Wilson, N.C.

Gardening serves as an unusual but rewarding pastime Eleanor Davidson


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have recently begun pursuing the timeless human hobby: gardening. Being a projectoriented person, I have had little success with floral puttering in the past because I tended to work hard preparing, but not maintaining, and thus, the project would literally go to seed. Amid the brambles I could often find a lost perennial and identify the general framework idea, but the floral abundance one finds in Southern Living — my inspiration for the garden in the first place — lasted about two weeks, and that was only because the weather was right and the rainfall steady. I take no substantial credit for its short little life. When I moved into my house this summer, I had very little to do, so the idea of gardening resurfaced. The backyard gets sun most hours of the day, so I decided that I would take up the shovel and carve out a place of fertility for some mesclun greens. In full peasant

mode, I used a hoe and my hands to till a magnificently humble plot out of the grassy lawn. Being out of shape, this excursion also managed to strain my hamstrings and quads, rendering me weak for the next days’ work— fertilizing. If you think buying Starbucks or bottled water is a waste of money, try buying 50 pound bags of poop. On the premise that cow dung is a miracle mixture, I purchased the Black Kow mature manure at Ace and dumped it on my baked and rock-shaped soil. It was woefully inadequate, but I justified the shortage by telling myself that in Darwin’s eyes these sub-optimal conditions would produce only the strongest and most robust romaine hearts. I was killing the weak seeds by growing them in this gravel. In fact, I managed to kill all of the seeds. I planted two little rows and watered them whenever I remembered, and lo and behold nothing grew. Nearly a month went by before I concluded that something went gone wrong in their formative stages. The only green

things present, apart from the stalk-like basil that was in the plant equivalent of ICU and the garlic chives that had come to me already flourishing, were little grass blades. One evening I thought that of the hundreds of little lettuce seeds I had tossed, one had sprouted. I was elated and crouched down, coaxing it to grow. The next day it was gone, and I blamed the ants for carrying away my only harvest. Several evenings later, when I was diligently pulling up the insidious crab grass, I thought I saw the sprout again. I repeated my squatting stance to examine it further, and as I leaned closer, the lettuce — or so I thought it was — flew away. It was a grass-colored moth of some variety. I replanted the seeds, accepting my previous failure; some mesclun and romaine and some kale and spinach. I was sure to water them copiously, but the advent of the first drops of rain in a month certainly helped my cause, too. Good timing helped, and within two days little green things, clearly of the vegetable family, appeared in the small trenches. Likewise, the

separate pots in which I had placed some seeds showed signs of life. As of today I can see them from my kitchen door, which gives me great hope that in October I will be able to eat a salad entirely of my own productivity. Were I indeed a peasant on an English feudal estates, my naivety and neglect would have led to starvation, excommunication and perhaps a sentencing to whatever punishment was exacted in those days on witches who could not grow carrots. Pleasantly, my gardening is a hobby, not a tool of survival, and I am free to mess up and start over as many times as I need to. Since so often we cannot start over when we need to, it is nice to have a place to go each evening where the moths alight and slowly the harvest grows. While you’re away at class, working on those things that cannot be experimental, your plant will grow, somehow. Eleanor Davidson is a junior history major from Pfafftown, N.C.

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Respite allows students to unwind from work By Cheryl Johnson | Staff writer

Respite: A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. Everybody needs time to destress from the heavy workload of “Work Forest,” but this can be easier said than done. Between extracurricular activities, work and keeping up with the rigourous academics; finding time for yourself may seem impossible. But now, the university has set up a time and place for students to come and relax. On Sept. 15, there was a time for students to unwind in Davis Chapel. It seems the university has realized how much time students have dedicated to their work and how hard it is to find a time and place where you can find peace and quiet. So now between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., take time out of your busy schedule to go and relax.

There is also another use of the word “respite:” provision of shortterm, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. In the United States today, there are approximately 50 million people who are caring at home for family members including elderly parents and spouses and children with disabilities and/or chronic illness. The Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid care givers of children with a developmental delay and adults with an intellectual disability in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. Even though many families take great joy is providing care to their

loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. It provides the much needed temporary break from the often exhausting challenges faced by the family caregiver. Respite is the service most often requested by family caregivers, yet it is in critically short supply, inaccessible or unaffordable regardless of the age or disability of the individual needing assistance. While the focus has been on making sure families have the option of providing care at home, little attention has been paid to the needs of the family caregivers who make this possible. Without this service, not only can families suffer economically and emotionally but caregivers themselves may face serious health and social risks as a result of stress

associated with continuous caregiving. Three-fifths of family caregivers between the ages of 19-64 were surveyed recently by the Commonwealth Fund. It was reported that these caregivers had either fair or poor health with one or more chronic conditions or a disability, compared to the health status of only one-third of non-caregivers. Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and wellbeing, avoid or delay out-ofhome placements and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect. An outcome based evaluation pilot study showed that respite may also reduce the likelihood of divorce and help sustain marriages. There are various models for providing respite care including inhome respite, specialized facility, emergency respite, sitter-companion services and therapeutic adult day care.

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Students, faculty and administrators gather for the first Respite service in Davis Chapel.

Town hall: Anti-Muslim sentiment abounds in U.S. Continued from Page A1

“Ours was not a country filled with Islamophobia directly after 9/11,” DeVotta said. “Rather, President Bush did a good job of attempting to differentiate radical Muslims and moderate, progressive Muslims.” So what changed? How did anti-Muslim sentiment become so prevalent in today’s society, even to the extent that a radical pastor suggested burning Qur’ans? This toxic atmosphere can be traced back to several sources. “I believe the change can be attributed to certain political elites, who, interested in their own agendas, manipulated people’s fear,” DeVotta said. It is important, as many panelists noted, to make the distinction between radical extremists and the majority of the peaceful Muslim community. They drew an interesting parallel between Pastor Terry Jones and the radical extremists. In the same way that Jones does not reflect the Christian community as a whole, the relative minority of fundamentalists does not accurately capture the feelings of the

Muslim public. “In fact, propagation of people said. “We thought we were living in post-racial like Terry Jones fuels extremists to further their America after President Obama’s election, but there agenda,” DeVotta said. “It energizes anti-American are actually more documented incidences of racial sentiment to hear about Qur’an burning.” and religious bigotry.” Additionally, several of the panelists, including This bigotry is perpetuated by the culture of fear Imam Khalid Griggs, associate chaplain for Muslim that is exploited by many politicians and media figLife, attributed many of the misconceptions about ures. There was also much discussion about the First Muslims to simple ignorance. Amendment and its ramifications on something as F o r controversial example, as Qur’an m a n y burning. citizens One panare uninelist stated formed that though a b o u t Meenu Krishnan/Old Gold & Black Graphic By Ken Meyer/Old Gold & Black he disagreed Cordoba with the House and its true goals. The panelists empha- Qur’an burning, technically, the First Amendment sized the fact that the Cordoba House was neither ensures that this can be done in the United States of at Ground Zero, nor is it a mosque, the two major America. The Amendment doesn’t contain religious misconceptions perpetuated by the media, who exemptions, though arguably, this is something refer to it as the “Ground Zero mosque.” that should be examined. Rather, they are being manipulated by sensation“Bigots hide behind the First Amendment,” one alist media headlines, only seeking to up their rat- panelist stated. “But if you turn the tables on them ings. “Islamophobia is bigotry on steroids,” Griggs and were to refer to Bible burning, I’m sure you

would get a very different response.” This, as the panelists explained, is a hypocritical interpretation of the First Amendment. Rethinking the First Amendment will certainly play a role in the continued debate about the place of intolerance in society. Though much of the town hall meeting was devoted to discussions of intolerance, the panelists affirmed their ultimate faith and hope in the country to surpass bigotry. While an identity crisis seems to be occurring, the very fact that active discussion is present affirms America’s dedication to religious pluralism. As one panelist stated, “this is the Civil Rights movement of our generation.” The panelists, many of them Muslim-American, emphasized that Muslims are as American as any other citizen and contribute equally to the betterment of society. ‘Muslim’ should no longer be considered a pejorative, as many who refer to Obama as such believe. “To those who are here today, it is your challenge to spread the message of religious tolerance and regret to those who are not here today,” the closing panelist said. “We must encourage an environment of shared beliefs and religious diversity.”


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King James’ popularity turned into old-fashioned hatred

ESPN announced the results of the Q Scores Co. most disliked figures in American professional sports on Sept. 15, revealing that Lebron James’ support plummeted in the last seven months. Once the golden child of American professional sports, James is now the sixth most despised figure, behind Philidelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, golfer Tiger Woods, Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and Cinncinati Bengals wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco. In only seven months, James’ amiability dropped 41.5 percent, Henry Shafer, executive vice president of Q Scores, said. Only 14 percent of the people polled currently view James in a “positive light,” a heavy drop-off from January’s poll when 24 percent still held a positive view of the player.


Volleyball years Heather Holmes has been the head coach of the Demon Deacons starters from last year’s team will return to play this year.

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By Steven Johns | Staff writer Reggie Bush, O.J. Mayo, A.J. Green and many of the UNC football players have one thing in common: allegations of illegal payments or agent use. In the face of these allegations, one question continually rises to the surface of the minds of many college athletic fans and followers: Should college athletes be paid? All of the drama that is surrounding UNC Chapel Hill and the University of Southern California would be naught if college athletes were allowed to be paid. But is paying athletes good or bad? Those who argue that yes, college athletes should be paid cite the tremendous amount of money that athletic programs bring in every year. According to Forbes, Texas hauled in the most revenue during last year’s college football season, bringing in $59 millon. The total value of the Texas football team reached $119 million. While the Texas football program was valued highest by Forbes, it was closely followed by the University of Notre Dame’s football program, valued at $108 million and making a profit of

$38 million, and the Pennsylvania State University football program, which was valued at $99 million and made a profit of $50 million. So clearly athletics, football in particular, bring in a huge amount of money for their universities. For those in favor of paying collegiate athletes, common sense says that the people creating the value (the players) should receive a cut of that tremendous profit. Those who are against paying collegiate athletes, however, look at what athletes already get. For the purpose of time, let’s just look at the perks football players receive. Last year, 68 teams played in a bowl game. Each player on each of those 68 teams received up to $500 in prizes and gifts for being a participant in a specific bowl game. Take a look at the prizes players received for being in the St. Petersburg Bowl, the Hawaii Bowl and the Orange Bowl. The St. Petersburg Bowl featured Rutgers University and the University of Central Florida. Both teams finished just above .500, but the players on each team were given an iLuv iPod/DVD player, an Oakley watch, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, an Oakley backpack and an Ogio garment bag. All

of these gifts for finishing fourth in the Big East (Rutgers) and second in Conference USA (UCF). Each participant of the Hawaii Bowl received an i-Luv i1166 Multi-Media DVD player, a pair of Kicker EB101 Ear Bud headphones, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, a Kahala Aloha shirt, an A4 Performance shirt, a commemorative T-shirt, a backpack, a beach towel, a visor, a calendar and a lei. The two teams that received all of this cool stuff? Nevada and SMU. And don’t forget they also got a trip to Hawaii. Finally look at the Orange Bowl gifts: Gift suite including iPods, iPod accessories, flat-screen TV, home theater system, mountain bike and luggage, a Tourneau watch, an OGIO backpack and a hat. All of these gifts were just for going to a bowl game. Every college football player in the country is also outfitted with the best gear and athletic clothing each and every year. Well maybe the athletes do get some gear and gifts, but that is still nothing in comparison to what they bring in, so the football players should still get paid, right?

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number of games the team won in the 2009 season

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letterwinners have returned from last year’s squad.

“My guess, just coming off the field, is that it would be Tanner to open it up (the game against Stanford), if we feel like he played better than Ted. I would be surprised if we got to Stanford next week and didn’t play both of them, assuming Ted is healthy,” Grobe said. Grobe made defensive adjustments for the second half after both teams combined for 49 points in the second quarter; 28 of them in less than three minutes. “I think more than anything, we challenged them to play the coverage called,” Grobe said. “We just started playing gap control and playing our areas on the field. Just trying to do our job instead of doing our own thing.” The Deacs, who opened the season

Reggie Bush’s decision to forfeit his Heisman, the first such occurrence in the award’s 75-year history, allowed him to avoid the indignity and embarrassment of having it taken from him. According to the NCAA’s investigators, sports marketers piled Bush with $300,000 in cash and gifts, including picking up the tab for tens of thousands of dollars worth of housing for him and his family. But it’s hardly noble that Bush chose to surrender his prize. It’s no coincidence that Bush’s statement came on the same day members of the Heisman Trust met, reportedly to vote on said decision to revoke the award from the 2005 winner. However Bush’s actions of accepting gifts and cash reflects on the school and the football program, as much, if not more on him. While there is a compelling argument to be made about the hypocrisy of coaches and schools making millions off athletes who toil for little more than tuition and meal money with no guarantee their years in college will lead anywhere. Regardless of how much a sports program makes financial universities and programs need to make it abundantly clear to athletes, coaches and athletic directors that sports must take a back seat to academics. At the end of the day the school has just as much to lose from an athlete accepting gifts. Consequently, they need to remain cognoscente of their player’s actions.

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Senior volleyball player Kelsey Jones was named the Most Valuable Player in the Wake Forest Black and Gold Challenge at Reynolds Gym on Sept. 11. Along with juniors Kadija Fornah and Carlin Salmon, and seniors Kristen White and Megan Jones T h o r n b e r r y, Jones lead the Demon Deacons to victory against Eastern Carolina University in the tournament final. In three games, the Deacs were 3-0. Jones had 33 assists, three kills, two digs and a block.

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The Deacs defeated Duke in their ACC season opener 54-48 at BB&T Field Sept. 11. The game was the second-highest scoring game between two ACC teams. By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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The Deacons triumphed over the Duke Blue Devils Sept. 10 at BB&T Field in the second-highest scoring contest ever played between two ACC teams. “Well, I hope we made it entertaining for everybody,” Head Coach Jim Grobe joked after the team amassed 500 yards of total offense and Duke had 487. Wake won while allowing 39 or more points for the first time in its history. Duke’s 48 points was the most-ever scored by a losing team in an ACC contest.

With the latest win the Deacs have defeated Duke for the 11th consecutive time, its longest-ever winning streak against an ACC opponent. Making the team 32-41 in ACC games under Grobe and 19-18 in home ACC games. “The offensive line had a really great game. They gave me plenty of time passing, and they opened up some big holes rushing,” freshman quarerback Tanner Price said. The Deacs scored 28 points in the second quarter alone, tying a school record for most points in a quarter. The eight Deacon touchdowns was the most ever scored at BB&T Field. Price replaced sophomore Ted Stachitas for the remainder of the game after Stachitas suffered a contusion on his left non-throwing hand.

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By Matt Poppe | Staff writer Senior Josh Adams is not only a leader on the Demon Deacon offense, but is also one of the best runningbacks in school history. After the Sept. 2 game against Presbyterian, Adams is now the 10th leading rusher in Wake Forest school history with 1,940 yards and hopes to become only the 10th Demon Deacon to rush for 2,000 yards in a career. If that wasn’t enough, he is also 10th in school history in rushing attempts and fifth in rushing touchdowns with 20. He has had an impressive career so far, starting with a remarkable freshman year where he set the Wake Forest record for the most rushing yards (953), rushing attempts (219), receptions (34), rushing touchdowns (11) and total touchdowns (12) by a redshirt freshman. This stellar season culminated with him winning Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year. Since then, Adams has become a staple of the Demon Deacon running attack and hopes to continue that success in his final season as a Deacon. When did you first develop a passion for the game of football? Probably when I was around 10 years old. That was the first sport that I started playing contactwise. Before that I ran track, but football and track were the first two that I got involved with. Why did you choose to come to Wake Forest? I chose to come here, in large part, because before I got here, Wake had three times led in rushing, I

believe. I wanted to see if I could contribute and get the school back to that title. Also, it just felt like home for me. Out of the two other places I visited, Wake Forest’s coaches, community and players made me feel at home. You were a long jumper in high school. Did you ever think about continuing that in college or maybe playing another sport? I thought about track considering I got second in the state in long jump, but when I got here to Wake Forest and realized how hard football was and maintaining my academics as well, I just focused on one sport. Who has been the most influential person in your life? I would probably say my mom. The whole time I was growing up she played a big role in my life. What were your feelings your freshman season when you took the field for those first few games? All I can remember is the coach asking me, “Are you ready? Are you ready? You sure?” I said, “Yes, sir!” I just went out there and had fun. Whatever they had helped us with and taught us, I was out there doing it on the field. What was it like to win the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2007? It was kind of unexpected. I really never thought I would come in my first year and win such a big award. Half of the credit goes to my offensive line

and my coaches for giving me an opportunity to get out there and play. It was exciting and was a new experience for me. It was a lot of fun.

Then it became Warrick Dunn. Pretty much it was just the smaller running backs were the ones I was into.

What are your team goals for this season? Overall as a team, I think we’re really just trying to get ourselves back to a bowl. We’re also trying to come out and prove to ourselves that we can be great. We have what it takes, despite what anyone thinks of us.

Have you ever played as yourself in a college football video game and if so what was that like? Well every time I played as myself I got hurt in the game. I would run myself to death so I kind of stopped doing that. I don’t know if I want to jinx myself or anything. But yeah, I have definitely tried it a few times but I’m not big on video games.

Which opponent(s) are you most looking forward to this season? Mostly the in-state rivals because when it comes down to it, you can throw the records out of the book. We play the in-state rivals for the reputation. Do you have any pre-game routines? Either the night before or the day of the game, depending on when our game is, I kind of like to listen to music in the bathroom and soak in hot water with incense. If you had to describe yourself with one word, what would it be? I guess, as my coaches have said, elusive. I think it has to do with my playing style. When I get tackled or going down I am all over the place. I’m twisting, turning, jumping and falling down every which way. Do you have a favorite football player that you look up to or try to mimic? When I was growing up it was Emmitt Smith.

What are you hoping to do after your time at Wake Forest? I would definitely like to pursue my career in sports. If not, I would like to go back to my community and start some type of small business for children or maybe open up a small restaurant. What is the most challenging aspect of being a running back in college football? The most challenging thing, at least for me, has been picking up blitzes and blocking and then being able to read different fronts. If a guy is a certain way, if there is a lineman a certain way, you have to know the fronts and stuff like that and it’s pretty tough. What has been your favorite moment so far in your football career? I think my favorite moment was when we won the ACC Championship. We won it in Jacksonville and then we got the opportunity to go down to Miami and play in the Orange Bowl.

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Woods: Player arrested on assault charges Continued from Page A1

“Mr. Grace said a friend of his son’s had gotten into a domestic-violence issue, he was at the jail, that he had called Mr. O’Neill (the district attorney) and was I willing to not have him spend the night in jail,” Hartsfield said. Woods is set to next appear in court on Sept. 30. He is prohibited from having any contact with Barbour before the hearing. If convicted, Woods faces anywhere from probation to 20 months in prison. Coach Jeff Bzdelik said that Woods was suspended “in order to allow him to devote his time and effort to address the allegations that he is facing.” “It is also important that Tony (Woods) have the necessary time to maintain his good academic standing,” Bzdelik said. The university’s Director of Athletics, Ron Wellman, said that the incident is still being investigated. “We are still in the process of gathering facts regarding this incident. We will cooperate with the campus and

local authorities as they investigate this incident,” he said. “Wake Forest University and the Athletics Department have policies and protocols regarding these matters and those will be followed.” Many students were shocked by Wood’s actions. “I’m very surprised. I don’t really know (Woods) but when I’ve seen him, he comes across as being very nice and caring,” senior Katelyn Wohlford said. “People follow the basketball team because they’re very good, so any kind of news regarding that, even if it’s negative, is going to be looked at very closely.” Other students are aggravated by the negative attention Wood’s actions bring to the university. “I’m absolutely shocked,” freshman Aaron Lazarus said. “I’m a little upset, it’s sort of like a disgrace to our school now.” Woods, who played in all 31 of Wake Forest’s games last season, averaged just under 60 percent shooting from the floor during his first two seasons at the university. He was expected to be the starting center this season.

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Tony Woods, playing against Georgia Tech last season, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend in the presence of the couple’s one-year-old son.

Women’s golf gives solid performance at NCAA Fall Preview By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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Natalie Sheary competed in the NCAA Fall Preview at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas, Sept. 13-14.

Senior Natalie Sheary shot an evenpar 72 Sept. 15 to lead the Wake Forest women’s golf team in the final round of the NCAA Fall Preview at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas. Sheary finished the tournament at 4-under par and tied for ninth. As a team, the Demon Deacons carded a 304 on Wednesday to finish in a tie for 13th with Texas at 34-over par. Sophomore Michelle Shin got off to a good start Sept. 15, making back-to-back birdies at holes 12 and 13 but those were her only birdies of the day. She would go on to finish the day with a 75, 3-over par. Shin finished the event tied for 30th at 4-over. Junior Cheyenne Woods had another tough round Sept. 15. Woods posted her second-straight round of 6-over 78 and

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The Deacs, who opened the season with a 53-13 win over Presbyterian, have topped 50 in consecutive games for the first time in the program’s history. The total of 102 points scored between the two teams is surpassed in ACC history only by homestanding Clemson’s 82-24 win over the Demon Deacons on Oct. 31, 1981. The Deacons got off to an early lead in the third minute of the first quarter when after a few short plays Stachitas faked and ran 23 yards untouched into the end zone for the game’s first score. Duke quickly recovered to tie the score at 7-7 in Price the eighth minute when Brandon Connette faked the hand-off and ran for the touchdown. The Blue Devils would follow this up four minutes later after Sean Renfree went 5-for-5 passing on a 68 yard drive before throwing a 6-yard pass to Cooper Helfet for the touchdown, making the game 7-14. In the opening second of the second quarter Wake would even the score at 14-14 when Chris Givens picked up the Duke punter’s fumbled snap and ran 18 yards unimpeded into the end zone. Seven minutes later the Deacs would score to make the game 21-14 after Hunter Haynes tipped Donovan Varner’s pass at the Deacons’ 17-yardline and Alex Frye intercepted the pass. Price would

complete two long passes before taking the ball into the end zone on a quarterback sneak. “I think the thing I liked the most is that he didn’t seem like a true freshman,” Grobe said. “I thought just watching him you would never be able to tell by his demeanor today and the way he executed and ran the offense, that he was a freshman. He looked like a more veteran quarterback out there today.” Duke tied the score at 21-21 quickly, scoring on the first play of their drive after Renfree hit Vernon deep down the middle of the field for a 70-yard touchdown. Wake brought the score to 28-21 quickly after Stachitas pitched the ball to Marshall Williams, who threw an 81-yard pass to Givens for the touchdown. Wake would extend their lead to 35-21 with 5:17 left in the second quarter on a two-play scoring drive that began when Frye intercepted a pass. Duke would ralley back with two touchdowns to tie the game at 35-35 in the final minutes of the second half. “I thought it was a great game. The defense came out a little bit slow in the first half, but offensively we were doing pretty well. The defense stepped it up the second half and it turned out to be a great game,” Price said. The Deacons scored the first touchdown of the second half, making it 41-35, after Devon Brown’s 43-yard return on Duke’s punt set up a 38-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Price to Marshall Williams. Duke brought the score to 41-38 with a 46-yard field goal by Will Snyderwine. The Deacs completed a 10-play, 73-yard drive to the end zone with a 23-yard touchdown pass

Baseball players named to the Cal Ripken All-League Team Sophomore infielders Pat Blair and Mark Rhine were recently named to the 2010 Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League All-League Team. A native of Baltimore, Blair played his summer ball with Youses Orioles. Blair played in 31 games with the Orioles, hitting .348 with two homers and 18 RBIs. Blair was second on the team with 40 hits, nine doubles and a .496 slugging percentage. Rhine spent his summer with the Baltimore Redbirds. The Orefield, Pa., product hit .333 with the Redbirds with 13 RBIs and 22 runs scored in 37 games played. Rhine was tied for the team lead in hits and finished second on the squad in runs scored.

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from Price to Danny Dembry. The touchdown brought the score to 48-38. “There were certain plays that looked really good,” Price said about the high score, “and you just have to capitalize when you have the opportunity to make a play.” Duke completed a 14-play drive into Deacon territory with a successful 38-yard field goal by Snyderwine, bringing the score to 48-41 with 8:45 left in the game. Wake Forest scored its third touchdown of the half after Chris Givens completed a 19-yard and Devon Brown finished the Deacons’ 13-play, 79-yard drive with a 6-yard run into the end zone bringing the score to 54-41. “Tanner came in today and showed great poise. He has a heck of an arm as he demonstrated today,” Williams said. “I think that he’s one guy that will benefit a lot from getting reps and experience, and I think he played pretty well today.” Duke scored the last touchdown of the game with a 51-yard touchdown pass from Renfree to Conner Vernon, leaving the final score at 54-48. “I’m really proud of our effort,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “We need to be more consistent. We have had a lot of big plays in the first two games, but you can’t rely on that every week,” Grobe said about the upcoming Stanford game. “We’re getting ready to go against a Stanford team that is really stingy defensively, so I think our execution play-in and play-out can improve. You can’t go into a football game knowing that the only way you are going to score points is through big plays,” he said. Wake Forest will return to action Sept. 18 when it travels to take on Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.

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finished the tournament tied for 70th at 13-over par. Freshman Olafia Kristinsdottir completed her first tournament as a Demon Deacon with a final round 79 and she tied for 84th at 22-over. Junior Hunter Ross posted a final round 82 and finished 93rd. Alabama, the 36-hole leader going into the final day, held off a hard charging LSU squad and won the tournament by one-shot at 15-under par. However, LSU’s Woods Megan McChrystal captureed the individual title at 10-under-par. She overtook the leader Marina Alex of Vanderbilt with five birdies in the final six holes. Wake Forest will return to action in just over a week as it heads to Nashville, Tenn., for the Mason Rudolph Championship Sept. 24.

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It is understandable that the athletes of major college football programs come to feel as if they deserve more compensation, especially if their schools place their athletes on a pedestal. However the decision of Bush to return the award doesn’t negate the fact that in the 2005 season he was and will remain the best player. Heisman or not, he was still the best player in football that year, and that can’t be taken away. While recognizing that accepting these gifts is unethical it didn’t have a huge impact on his playing ability or skills. I don’t pretend that Bush didn’t a bad example for college student athletes but his Heisman reflects his ability on the field not bank account. Regardless of him no longer beign the Heisman winner a chorus of former Heisman winners said they still regard Bush as one of them. Most fans surely do as well, if they even care about the trophy or something that happened five years ago on the football field in California. Especially interesting was that he offered no apology to either the Heisman board or USC for the problems his greediness caused. He seemed to almost not care. Almost knowing that it won’t impact his career. The new Reggie Bush is all about helping others, not helping himself. I suppose his consolation for returning the trophy? His Super Bowl ring and the $52 million contract with the New Orleans Saints will go a long way.

Wake teams with local schools for literacy program

Two new assistant coaches hired for cross country program

The Wake Forest Athletic Department has once again teamed with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to encourage reading throughout all fourth grade classes this season in honor of Skip Prosser, the head coach of the Demon Deacons men’s basketball team from 2001-07. The Wake Forest Literacy Program, which had 27 area schools participate last season, is held in conjunction with the Skip Prosser Classic, a basketball tournament. Fourth graders will have the opportunity to read as many books as possible from Sept. 20 through Nov. 24 in order to win different prizes from the athletic department.

Track and field and cross country director John Miller has announced the hiring of Brad Hunt and Michael Riley as assistants to both the track and field and cross country teams. Hunt comes to Winston-Salem from the University of Virginia, where he served as an assistant track and field and cross country coach for the previous six seasons. Michael Riley joins the Wake Forest staff as a volunteer assistant. He will work primarily with the cross country program and the mid-distance runners on the track. Riley was a member of the track and cross country teams at Wake Forest from 1994-98.

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Field hockey team triumphs over Blue Devils By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer

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During their fourth consecutive home game of the season, the No. 8 ranked Demon Deacon Field Hockey squad defeated the No. 10 ranked Duke in a thrilling contest that came down to penalty strokes on Sept. 11. In the first five minutes of the game, the Blue Devils were presented with a penalty corner and Duke freshman Brenna Rescigno maneuvered through the Deacon defense to score. Quick to respond, freshman forward Kari Walkley fed sophomore Lizzie Rae a cross pass that allowed Wake to tie the game 1-1 at 11:20. The two teams struggled to take a definite lead particularly in the damp weather conditions, but keeper sophomore Kaitlyn Ruhf stayed focused with three saves in the first half. With six minutes left of play in the first half of the game, junior Adelaide Knott scored her first goal of the season unassisted. Heading into the second half of the game, the Blue Devils were determined to level the score and attempted to do so when presented with five penalty corners. Shots were also taken by Deacons junior Kerry Ergen, Knott, senior Emily Cummings Rae, and senior Liza Casella in hopes of establishing a stronger lead. At 69:19, Duke midfielder Chelsea Amsley scored unassisted with a goal from the right side of the cage to conclude the second half with a 2-2 tie. Advancing into overtime, neither the Deacons nor the Blue Devils were able to utilize the first 15 minutes of overtime. Despite Wake’s four penalty corners, the team struggled to convert and was thus forced to head into the second 15 minute overtime period.

The Demon Deacon defense experienced a close call when Duke junior Rhian Jones hit a strong shot in the 98th minute, but Ruhf was able to make her ninth save of the game to launch into penalty strokes. Tension ensued when Deacon junior Kaitlin Piosa’s goal off a penalty stroke was followed by Duke midfielder Tara Jennings. After Rae scored, both Dukes Susan Ferger and Emmie Le Marchand converted their strokes to lead the Devils 3-2. After back and forth inconsistencies, Deacons juniorLauren Greenwald and Casella both connected with the cage and tied the score 4-4. With a significant amount of pressure resting Lizzie Rae’s shoulders, she delivered the game-winning shot while accomplishing her fifth goal of the season. “Despite the grueling past 100 minutes of hockey the team seemed really focused and determined heading into the penalty strokes,” Rae said. “There was such a strong will to win and self belief which meant it never occurred to me that there would be any other result than us winning the strokes.” “It isn’t a fantastic position to be in and I know most of the team felt we should have secured a victory well before it came down to strokes, however it is one of the best feelings to win a game by such a close margin and know we really deserved the outcome” she said. “We stepped up our intensity against Duke and our preparation for Davidson is to just build on our progress and keep moving forward. Championship teams continually strive to be better and I know this win has lifted the confidence and self belief within our team to keep growing and developing into what will hopefully be a very successful season.” Wake Forest holds a respectable record of 5-1 and advances with a respectable win against an ACC-rivalry team. Madeline Baker/Old Gold and Black The Demon Deacons will travel to Davidson for a game at 6 p.m. on Sept. 17 and return to Kentner Stadium to play The Lady Deacs triumphed over the Duke Blue Devils 3-2 in a home game Sept. 11 improving their record for the season to 5-1. Ohio State at 1 p.m. on Sept. 19.

Men’s golf team shines in season opening tournament By Steven Johns | Staff writer

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Junior Lee Bedford and sophomore Evan Beck had stellar performances this weekend at the Carpet Capitol Collegiate Classic this past weekend.

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Junior Lee Bedford and sophomore Evan Beck took the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic by storm, finishing first and second place in the weekend golf tournament. Bedford’s and Beck’s performances propelled the Deacs to a second place finish, four strokes behind Alabama. Bedford finished the tournament at 10-under par after carding a 66 and a 68 on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 respectively. Bedford finished his stellar tournament performance with a 5-under 31 on the back nine on Sept. 11, which included a birdie at the 18th hole to wrap up the tournament. “It feels good,” Bedford said. “It was one of the bigger ones, one of the better fields we play all year, so I really wanted to win. I know Evan (Beck) wanted to win; he was going in there closer to the lead than I was, but I came out on top.” “I didn’t know exactly where I stood (on the 18th hole),” he said. “I knew I was right there, but the last time I had seen the scores I was on the 14th green and I had just gone to 7-under and they were at 9-under. So I thought I might be really close or might be in the lead so I was trying to make birdie (on 18) to give myself a better chance to win.” Bedford said his victory, which was the second of his career, came as a result of staying patient and making putts when it mattered.

After shooting a final round at even par, Beck finished just two shots behind Bedford at 8-under. Beck’s second place finish was the first top 10 finish for the young golfer, who was celebrating his 20th birthday. “It was pretty cool to finish one-two,” Bedford said. “It was Evan’s birthday weekend, so I felt kind of bad taking a tournament away from him on his birthday, but it was neat to have it one-two.” Wake Forest’s performance at the tournament, according Bedford, displayed the ability of this year’s team. “We have a lot of talent on our team” he said. “We have a couple of guys that maybe need to develop a little bit. But I think if we work hard we’re definitely up there (with the top teams in the country).” The final three players of the five-man Wake Forest team finished at a combined 42-over par. Sophomore Charlie Harrison finished the tournament at 6-over with an even par final round. Senior Justin Bryant finished at 14-over while junior Daniel Meggs finished 22over par. The Demon Deacons performance left them behind only Alabama, which Bedford believes will probably be a top five team in the country by the end of the year. “It’s a great start,” Bedford said. “Like I said it was a really solid field. Coach (Jerry Haas) is pretty happy; we’re pretty happy and pretty confident. I think we could be pretty good this year.” Bedford feels that if the Deacs can remain patient, this will be a successful season for the Demon Deacons.

Lady deacs win tournament with an impressive showing By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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The Wake Forest volleyball team opened up the Black and Gold Challenge by defeating West Virginia in three straight sets 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 Sept. 10 in Reynolds Gym. The ladies turned in a season-high .311 hitting percentage on 45 kills, eight errors and 119 attempts. The Deacs’ previous high this season was .266 in the season opener against Coastal Carolina on Aug. 28. Sophomore Andrea Beck hit at a team-high mark of .500 with 10 kills, one error and 18 attempts, tying her career-best hitting percentage. The team used a solid all-around team effort to sweep Campbell 25-22, 25-16, 25-16 in the team’s second match of the Black and Gold Challenge on Sept. 11. The team topped their season-high, that they had set the night before against West Virginia, against Campbell with a .337 hitting percent-

age. The Deacs recorded 45 kills, 11 errors and 101 attempts. Sophomore Andrea Beck led the offense with 11 kills followed by junior Kadija Fornah with 10 kills. The Lady Deacs defeated East Carolina 25-10, 25-18, 25-22 to finish the Black and Gold Challenge with a 3-0 record on Sept. 11. The ladies clenched the tournament title with this impressive showing. Outside hitter Fornah led the Lady Deacs with 13 kills and a season-best .375 hitting percentage while senior Kristen White led all players with 17 digs. Senior Kelsey Jones was named Black and Gold Challenge Most Valuable Player and fellow senior Megan Thornberry was selected to the All-Tournament Team. The Deacs won all three matches without dropping a set all weekend thus improving to 6-3 record for the year. After beginning their season with three weekend tournaments, the team will open their ACC season next week when they travel to meet the Duke Blue Devils on Sept. 17.

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The volleyball team hosted the Black and Gold Challenge Sept. 10-11 in Reynolds Gym at the university.

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Women’s soccer suffers tough loss in overtime By Laven Newsom | Staff writer

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This weekend was a series of ups and downs for the Lady Deacs as they split their two games at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. First up for Deacons were the Commodores of Vanderbilt University who came into the contest riding a two-game winning streak, having allowed only two goals on the entire season. Initially, the Commodores looked to have the Wake offense figured out as the Deacs outshot Vanderbilt 9-2 but were unable to put one in the net. However the potent Deacon offense finally got going in the 49th minute when freshman Katie Stengel scored back-toback goals to give her five goals this season, including a goal in three straight games. While the Commodores were able to sneak a goal in around the 67th minute the Deacons dominated the rest of the game as freshman Rachel Nuzzo-

lese scored her fifth goal of the season and freshman Cheyenne Biehl scored her first to give the Deacs the 4-1 victory. Freshman goal keeper Aubrey Bledose recorded her fifth win of the season as she played the first 80 minutes while senior Amanda Barasha finished the game, playing the final 10 minutes. With the win the 16th ranked Deacs improved to 5-1 on the young season. In the Deacs second game Stengel extended her scoring streak to four games as the reigning ACC Player of the Week tied the game in the 28th minute off an assist from Nuzzolese. While Nuzzolese recognizes that “as a forward it is my job to score” she also believes that “assists are just as important as scoring.” The first half would end in a 1-1 draw and it was not until the 68th minute that the Wildcats were able to score off of an own goal that put Villanova ahead 2-1 late in the game. “There was a lot of crowding in the box,” Nuzzolese said. “It was hard to see where the ball was going and it unfortunately hit

one of our players and went in.” Nevertheless the Deacs weren’t done fighting as sophomore Alisha Woodson recorded her first goal of the season in the 89th minute to send the game to overtime. No goals were scored in the first overtime as sophomore Jackie Logue pushed a header just wide and the game was extended to a second overtime. The Demon Deacon offense was once again the most impressive unit on the pitch as they outshot the Wildcats 7-4 in the first half and 14-10 on the game, however, the game would not go the Deacons way as Villanova was able to score the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute, handing the young Deacs their second loss of the season. “Coach da Luz wasn’t impressed by our performance” Nuzzolese said, “but he was positive that we would learn from our mistakes and try to improve in the next game.” Next up for the Lady Deacs is a game at High Point Friday, Sept. 17, followed by a home game against the Gamecocks of South Carolina that Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Senior midfielder Bianca D’Agostino prepares to receive the ball in a game against UNC Greensboro on Aug. 23.

Men’s soccer trumps Clemson in ACC opening game

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The men’s soccer team celebrates after their close 2-1 victory over the Clemson Tigers at Spry Stadium Sept. 10 by jumping into the stands with the crowd. By Matt Poppe | Staff writer

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The Deacons began ACC play with a hardfought win, edging the Clemson Tigers 2-1. The crowd of over 3,300 fans saw the Deacs win against a tough Clemson team, despite the Deacons playing much of the second half one man down. The Deacons came into the game still looking for their first win of the regular season after going 0-1-1 the previous week. Clemson came out strong offensively taking three shots within the first 15 minutes of the contest, the third of which was saved by senior goalie Akira Fitzgerald. Wake then responded with their own offensive push, taking four shots in just over four minutes. Three of these had to be stopped by Clemson’s freshman goalie Cody Mizell, who’s most impressive stop came in the 25th minute when he slid in to stop a shot by freshman midfielder Kyle Emerson. Emerson had taken a pass inside the penalty box that was stopped by Mizell, and then his rebound shot was blocked by a Clemson defender. Then in the 34th minute, freshman Jared Watts played a pass to sophomore Andy Lubahn who took a strike from 23 yards out that found the upper right 90 and gave the Deacs a 1-0 lead. The goal was Lubahn’s first of the season and the 11th of his career. Watts, who had just entered the game less than five minutes prior to the

goal, recorded his first assist as a Demon Deacon. Only one shot was taken in the remainder of the first half, a header by freshman Tolani Ibikunle that went high of the goal. The second half saw no scoring early on, but the game changed when Watts received a red card for a hard challenge in the 56th minute. As a result, the Deacons were forced to play a man down for the rest of the match. Clemson wasted no time using the man down to their advantage. The Tigers scored in the 57th minute on junior Riley Sumpter’s shot from 12 yards out on the left side. Wake Forest did not trail for long however as sophomore Anthony Arena scored just 30 seconds later in the 58th minute. The shot came off a corner kick by freshman Chris Duvall and was flicked on goal from the near post by junior Sam Redmond. At that point the ball was hit up in the air and Arena charged in and got a touch on the ball. “I didn’t think I really touched the ball to be honest,” Arena said. “I saw the ball go straight up in the air and that’s when I decided to challenge it and cause some ruckus in the box. I think it was pretty fortunate to make it hard enough on the goalie that he couldn’t catch it.” The Deacs played exceptionally from that point on holding the Tigers to only three shots in the final 30 minutes. Fitzgerald made a spectacular diving save in the 86th minute that ultimately closed the door on Clemson and gave the Deacons the 2-1 victory. “When the red card happened, we immediately gave up a goal, and especially as a young team in this situation, you might tend to fold quickly or

get nervous about what’s happening,” Fitzgerald said. “We responded really well by getting the next goal and then did well as a team defending for the next 30 minutes and getting the win.” This marks the third time the Deacs have beaten Clemson in the past two seasons. “It’s great psychologically that they can bounce back like that and handle it,” Head Coach Jay Vidovich said. “It was great to see. Then at the end of the game they really had to battle and, for us, it was good to see we could win ugly.” The No. 14 Deacons then traveled to Charlotte on Sep. 14 to face the 49ers at Transamerica Field. Wake Forest was looking to avenge a 3-1 loss suffered last season at home against the 49ers. The game was fairly even through the first 30 minutes, but Charlotte ended the tie with a goal in the 33rd minute. The 49ers made a cross from the right side and, unfortunately for the Deacons, the ball was mishandled and went into their own goal for a Charlotte score. The Deacs had a good attempt in the 39th minute by sophomore Ben Newnam, but his shot was stopped by the 49ers goalkeeper Patrick Eavenson. The momentum swung more in Charlotte’s favor late in the first half when junior Evan James took a cross right in front of the net and beat goalkeeper Fitzgerald. The goal, which was scored in the 42nd minute, put the Deacons down 2-0. Despite a good effort in the second half by the Deacs, the 49ers were able to hold their two goal lead for the remainder of the match. Wake Forest had many good scoring opportunities taking seven shots in the

second half, but were just unable to capitalize. Charlotte goalkeeper Patrick Eavenson had five saves in the game and prevented the Deacs from ever hitting the back of the net. Wake Forest will look to rebound in a huge way on Sep. 18 when they face the second-ranked Virginia Cavaliers. The game, which will be played in Charlottesville, Va., will put the Deacs against a team that has become somewhat of a rival in recent years with both clubs being extremely competitive and talented. “They beat us three times last year and it would be good to get a win against them, but it’s more than just revenge,” Arena said. “We dropped one against Charlotte so we need to get back on the right track.” Fitzgerald has faced the Cavaliers more than anyone else on the team as a senior. “They are a team that definitely had our number last year,” Fitzgerald said. “I think that was a different team last year and we were a different team last year. Obviously there’s the history there, but really right now its two different teams going at each other.” The Cavaliers are not only an ACC rival, but also were the 2009 NCAA Men’s Soccer Champions. The game presents a great opportunity or the Demon Deacons. “It would be special,” Vidovich said. “Virginia has been our nemesis and they’ve gotten the better of us in big games. Right now a win would come at a time where not only would it be a special one there, it would put us atop the ACC and would put us at .500. It would be tremendous.” The game is set to kickoff at 7 p.m. at Virginia’s Klöckner Stadium.

Money: Student athletes already paid with education Continued from Page B1

Well look a little closer and one can tell that they are already getting paid, in tuition. School is not cheap; just take a look at the yearly cost of going to Wake Forest. According to the Wake Forest website the cost of attendance for the 2010-11 school year is estimated to be about $54,135.

That’s almost $55,000 per year that students have to pay, but athletes (with scholarships) don’t. For the slight inconvenience of playing a sport, athletes get to attend classes for free, eat for free, get books for free and live on campus for free. Over the course of four years at Wake Forest a football player on a full scholarship is making around $216,540. While football does bring in a lot of money to a school, football is not the only source for a school’s income.

Again, take Wake Forest for example. Since there are just over 4,500 students at Wake, and tuition is roughly $55,000, Wake Forest makes around $250 million just on the costs of students going to Wake. So if academics are hauling in so much money, shouldn’t the students who excel and bring notoriety to the university get paid as well? Well, these students are in fact getting paid, through scholarships.

But it is rarely argued that students should be paid for going to school, so why should athletes get paid for doing what they do, play sports? Significant amounts of money are received from both academics and athletics, and scholarships are awarded to those students and student-athletes who help bring in that revenue. The scholarships are equivalent to the annual salaries paid to professional scholars or athletes In addition to having the privilege of play-

ing a sport, student-athletes also get the advantage of receiving a free education, which can lead to a career in something other than sports. Through free gifts and large scholarships, athletes are being paid. Studentathletes do not need additional money for bringing in revenue as a result of football, basketball or any other sport, just as scholar students do not need more money for bringing in revenue through academics.

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Men’s tennis experiences success in season opener By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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The men’s tennis team played its first event of the 2010-11 season this weekend at the UVA Classic in Charlottesville, Va. The team wrapped up its first event of the fall season with four singles players and two doubles teams ending the tournament on a winning note. Sophomore Zach Leslie reached the semifinals of the Blue Singles before falling to No. 17 Pedro Zerbini of California. Leslie finished in third place in the Leslie draw by default when his opponent from VCU chose not to play the match. Junior David Hopkins earned fifth place in the Orange Singles draw, after falling to Virginia’s Philippe Oudshoorn in the quarterfinals.

Sophomore Danny Kreyman claimed the White Singles consolation title, winning three straight matches. Sophomore Amogh Prabhakar finished in third place in the Gold Singles consolation, while fellow sophomore Conner Sherwood earned fourth in the Red Singles draw. Sophomore Chad Brady reached the finals of the Purple Singles consolation draw before being forced to retire to Eastern Kentucky’s Emilio Priz. In doubles play, the team of Leslie and Hopkins finished third in the Orange Doubles. Kreyman and Sherwood fell 8-4 in the finals of the Black Doubles to Elon, while Prabhakar and Brady rounded out the Wake Forest doubles teams, claiming the Green Doubles consolation title with wins over opponents from George Washington and Cornell. The Deacs will split their squad next weekend to compete in two tournaments. Part of the team will travel to Chicago for the Olympia Fields Country Club Fighting Illini Invitational, while the rest of the Deacons will make the drip down Tobacco Road to Durham for the Duke Fab Four Tournament.

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The men’s tennis team opened their season this past weekend at the UVA Classic in Charlottesville, Va.

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Get to know the girls’ Greek organizations By Hannah Werthan | Opinion editor By now, the first-year students have probably realized that Greek life has an active presence on campus. However, aside from noticing some sorority jerseys and fraternity parties, you might not know too much about what actually constitutes Greek life at the university. While Greek life does have a large social presence on campus, Greek men and women work hard to contribute to other aspects of campus life as well. So ro r i t i e s are a vital part of campus, and they contribute individually and collectively to the university’s campus atmosphere. Under the guidance of the National Panhellenic Council (NPC), sororities work together to enhance campus life. There is also the National Pan-Hellenic Conference (NPAC), an organization that oversees the historicallyblack sororities on campus: Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta. What is the NPC? Created in 1902, the National Panhellenic Council is a national umbrella organization that governs national sororities. It is an organization that serves 26 women’s fraternities and sororities on over 620 campuses in the United States and Canada. The official mission statement of the National Panhellenic Conference reads as follows: “The National Panhellenic Conference supports its women’s fraternities by promoting values, education, leadership, friendships, cooperation and citizenship. At the university, the Panhellenic Council works to uphold that mission statement. Our Panhellenic Council meets weekly to discuss each sorority’s activities as well as collaborative endeavors.” Each sorority has a representative who attends each meeting to provide updates on social, philanthropic and other events that her chapter is hosting or participating in. Additionally, the Panhellenic Council works to create and support all-sorority and all-Greek programming.

Which sororities at the university belong to the NPC? The sororities that belong to the National Panhellenic Council on campus are Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Kappa Delta, Delta Zeta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu and Tri Delta. What does Panhellenic do at the university? The Panhellenic Council creates events that all sororities can enjoy and benefit from throughout the year. For example, Panhellenic will have a women’s leadership conference in November. Other events slated for the upcoming year include an ice cream social, a Panhellenic pride week to celebrate sorority life at Wake, and a progressive dinner to commemorate the achievements of sorority women on campus. The Panhellenic Council takes pride in academics, and every semester there is a list of all the sorority women who made Dean’s List that is published in the Old Gold & Black. Philanthropy is an important emphasis for Panhellenic. The major fall charity event that Panhellenic hosts is the Breast Cancer Fashion Show, which will take place this year on Nov. 1. This is the 15th year that Panhellenic will host this successful event. Proceeds go to The N.C. Triad affiliate of Susan G. Komen Triad Affiliate. In the spring, Panhellenic will host the 2nd annual Go Red for Women, which became a Panhellenic event in the spring of 2010. Go Red for Women is an event that raises money for heart disease research. In addition, the service chair for Panhellenic creates events about every month, providing opportunities for all of the sororities to be involved in philanthropic activities together. In the past, events have included a Tranquility Day Spa fundraiser (with the proceeds going to the national philanthropy of the sorority with the most participants), a campus clean-up and the President’s house beautification. Are there other Greek-wide events? Greek organizations also participate in a variety of campus activities throughout the year outside Panhellenic, IFC (the fraternity counterpart to Panhellenic) and NPAC. The Greek community prides itself on its contributions to philanthropic endeavors on campus. In the fall, popular events include Hit

the Bricks (Sept. 30 this year) and Project Pumpkin (Oct. 28). Greek organizations frequently participate in other sororities’ and fraternities’ philanthropy events as well to show their support for each other. Tailgates before football games are also popular, and with the new Screamin’ Demons policy, Greek organizations are now able to sit together in blocks at football games. Hopefully, the block system will be a success this year, and Greek organizations will also be able to sit together during university basketball games. Currently, the leaders of the sorority chapters on campus are working together to plan more events among the sororities to further facilitate Panhellenic’s mission to create a united sorority front. How can I become a member of a sorority? Informal Recuitment vs. Formal Recruitment Right now, sophomores and juniors who decided a little later that they want to rush are going through informal recruitment. This is the fourth year that fall informal recruitment has taken place. Informal recruitment is exactly as it sounds: it is a more laid-back approach to recruitment. Sororities generally recruit a fall pledge class that is smaller than the pledge class in January. This year, bid day for fall informal recruitment is Sept. 17. Formal recruitment is a much more structured process, and it is what most women choose to go through during the spring of their first year. Formal recruitment begins before classes and ends the Sunday before classes, so it does not interfere with schoolwork and other obligations during the semester. Those interested in formal recruitment should be on the lookout for information about a fall meeting to learn about the recruitment process in more detail. Registration for formal recruitment happens online before winter break. Roughly half of female students at the university decide to join a sorority either through informal or formal recruitment. As members, these women give back to their communities through both their individual sororities and Panhellenic-sponsored events. The Panhellenic Council strives to enhance the experience of being a member of a sorority, and it promotes Greek life to the campus as a whole.

Phi Mu National Philanthropy – Children’s Miracle Network Mascot – lion Colors – rose and white Flower – rose carnation

Alpha Delta Pi National philanthropy – Ronald McDonald House Charities Mascot – lion Colors – azure blue and white Flower – Woodland violet

Chi Omega National philanthropy – Make a Wish foundation Mascot – owl Colors – cardinal and straw Flower – white carnation

Delta Phi Mu Delta Delta Nationalphilanthropy National Philanthropy– St. – Children’s Jude ChilMiracle dren’s Research Network Hospital Mascot – dolphin lion Colors ––silver, rose and goldwhite and cerulean blue Flower – pansy rose carnation

Delta Zeta National philanthropy – speech and hearing Mascot – turtle Colors – rose and green Flower – pink Killarney rose

Kappa Delta National philanthropy – Girl Scouts of America Mascot – teddy bear Colors – olive green and pearl white Flower – white rose

Kappa Kappa Gamma National philanthropy – Reading is Fundamental, Inc. Mascot – owl Colors – light blue and dark blue Flower – fleur-de-lis

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Use new curses to express yourself and shock others William Daly Staff columnist

This city deserves a better class of cuss. Are you cussin’ with me? If you are, you better be using the right kind of language. Now that we are all back at college and away from our families you have probably noticed the increase in dirty language. Some, like yours truly, revel in the chance to use a good curse. When a freshman knocks on your car door on a Saturday night, because you just so happened to slow down around south campus, a well placed expletive works wonders on the soul.

Sadly, our generation is in the process of destroying the beauty of the curse. In movies, music, and everyday use the curse has become something that adds a syllable or two to a rhyme or punctuates the end of a sentence. I am no longer shocked by an F-bomb or any other form of common curse. Even worse are the curses our generation uses to demean someone’s race or orientation. Used only to disgust, these words have no place in our language. What our generation needs is a better class of cuss, and who better to provide it than the people who have lived through the worst: our parents. I mean, anyone who lived without a Snuggie had to have the vocabulary of a sailor. So I am going to run through a few of my favorites, words I think our generation needs to function effectively: Ayin Kafin Yan: This is a Yiddish swear word which translated asks the listener

to relieve themselves in a large body of from our hairy armpitted friends across water. the water, the French. The translation At first glance the act seems rather into English describes the reproductive enjoyable, and the least bit curse-like. organs of a Wooly Mammoth. Yet, is the ocean really the most comMost educated people have been taught fortable place to partake such an action? that the extinction of the Wooly MamMy answer moth was due to would be a the increase in resounding no. hunting abilities of First of all, your I am no longer shocked by an F-bomb the human popuclothes would or any other form of common curse. lations. be soaking wet. What our generation needs is a better This curse sugEWWW! Secgests that an class of cuss. ondly, there is animal, insulted little barrier by the human between the race, has reproduc“swimmer” and tive organs more their creation, again increasing the need respected than the target of the insult. to change. DOUBLE EWWW! Thus, such a learned understanding of The swear therefore is a curse of incon- history allows our generation to apprecivenience, which would be disastrous in ate this curse, which makes it perfect for the fast paced lives of the modern person. as a new kind of cuss. Thus, this curse is perfect for the new Hol Suiger: The direct translation from type of insult our generation needs. Afrikaan is the buttocks of a vampire. Couilles du mamut: This swear comes For anyone that has been living on top

of a rock, you should know how crazy people have become about vampires. In fact, there is now a movie making fun of vampires that is roughly as popular as Disaster Movie and actually more of a disaster. In essence, this swear embodies the emasculating qualities of Edward Cullen, without the love and affection of every woman who has not graduated college. This swear is a curse of pop cultures; something that drives much of our interactions on a day to day basis. Thus, this cuss is a perfect example of what is needed for our generation. In conclusion, I encourage all of you to find your own curses that speak to who you are and how you feel. The people who have come before us are a wonderful resource for such language, because they have been there and have been much more frustrated than you. There is no reason why you should have to re-invent the bleep-ing wheel.

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Throw an event at downtown indie theater By Nicole Stanton | Staff writer

Does it not feel like every weekend since returning to campus someone has hosted a birthday party? All those late summer babies have been celebrating and this weekend I got to see a new side of a/perture theater in downtown Winston-Salem as it rented itself out as a party venue. The theater is located across the street from Mellow Mushroom and generally offers showings of independent films and documentaries throughout the week. However, the friendly staff at the theater is willing to open their doors for special occasions. While the two theaters lead to dark dead ends they do provide ample room for conversation, mingling with friends or just grabbing a seat and watching a music video play out on the big screen. The dark dim of theater creates an intimacy that creates the feeling that you are attending a movie premiere, or the literal celebration of someone who is coming of age. The main lobby of the theater is more conducive to group chats and socializing. It is a brightly lit rectangle of a room decorated with photography

and houses the snack bar. A/per- Fourth Street, a/perture becomes the ture offers various beers to choose ideal spot to come together and enjoy from including Yingling, Pabst Blue your friends before hitting the bar Ribbon, Magic Hat No.9, and Blue scene. The last call for alcohol is 1 a.m. at Moon (all priced at $4.50). In addition, wines by the glass start a/perture, prime time to slip out and at $4.50, and there is the option to spend a night on the town. At the same time, the location go all out and buy the bottle! Not 21? Not a problem, there is still does become a slight inconvenience in getting large your normal amounts of soft drink people to and beverages, from campus. popcorn and Tucked away on Fourth Street, So, if you are candy, preta/perture becomes the ideal spot to in fact thinking zels, peanuts and trail mix, come together and enjoy your friends about this as an option to host an and if you do before hitting the bar scene. event, do plan find yourfor drivers later self a little into the night groggy, ask and car-pooling. for a coffee or tea. Wake also provides a shuttle downWhat really made the traditional birthday rituals unique were their town so there is at least a one-way cake balls! Yes, small balls of chocolate guarantee into the city. A student at the UNC School of or vanilla cake on sticks that resemble the Arts, informed me that the theater large lollipops. Aside from possibly being some of is willing to also be rented after the the most delicious cake I’ve ever had, last showing of any night. The entire space can rented for $300 they manage to make it easy to eat so everyone could partake without the and each theater has a capacity of necessity for plates, napkins, forks, eighty seats. Shannon Moore, the host of the etc. The best feature to hosting a party party informed me, “The staff was here is the location. Tucked away on super helpful, and the owner wanted

us to have a good time.” “I got to try the cake balls before purchasing them for the party,” she said. “They even negotiated prices for the beer to be sold at wholesale so I could offer all the guests a free drink on me.” A/perture provides a fresh, fun and special take on what a birthday party can be. So often we find our weekends blurring into the same setting of the campus dorm or the apartment pregame followed by a lounge, basement or bar. Therefore, a/perture proves itself a worthy candidate for a distinctive and memorable night. Because of the non-demanding atmosphere, it presents a versatile setting: jeans and a t-shirt seems as appropriate as a cocktail dress and heals. Just as much, it seems open to catering a wide variety of people; you do not have to be artsy to enjoy this gallery-like theater. Finally, you do not need an invitation to go grab a beer and a pretzel at a/perture as they do offer movies throughout the week. The movies change every Friday and they offer student discounts as well as free showings of older, classic movies.

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Saturday, Sept. 18 7:30 p.m. Wait Chapel Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway is a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows. The production will feature a dazzling cast of Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. 100 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the most beloved shows of the last century including: The Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll & Hyde. There will be a Secrest Signature pre-performance talk on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 6:40 p.m. in Balcony Room of Wait Chapel with David Hagy, Director of the University Orchestra, WFU Department of Music and specialist in the American musical theatre.

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Movie Review | Get Low

Slow moving, thought-provoking film shows at A/perture By Richie Loria | Staff writer

Part fiction, part truth, the old American folktale follows: It was 1938 when Felix “Bush” Breazeale captured the nation’s spotlight by drawing one of the largest crowds in Tennessee history. The grizzled shotgun-bearing hermit was planning his own funeral party and inviting anyone with a story to tell about him. Get Low is director Aaron Schneider’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Bush’s story. With his first feature length film, Schneider paints an ironic and dramatic mystery that is uplifted by stunning cinematography and a strong cast. After captivating us with a dark and prophetic opening image, Schneider invites us in for a leisurely introduction to the protagonist Bush (Robert Duvall). With only a mule for companionship, Bush has lived in solitude for nearly forty years and succeeded in maintaining peace, owing to the hundreds of ominous myths and rumors surrounding the backwoodsman. But when Bush’s heart begins to feel old age’s grip, he is struck by an idea. Bush not only relates that he wants to throw and attend a rollicking party to celebrate his own imminent death; he also wants to extend invitations to anyone with a story about him, which ends up Photo courtesy of Sony including 12 Tennessee counties. After recovering from the shock of the request and the wad of cash on his desk, the towns funeral Buddy (played by Lucas Black) and small-town funeral director Frank Quinn planner Frank Quinn (Billy Murray) signs on for (Bill Murray) help a local hermit plan his own premature funeral. the journey. Bush allegedly wants to hear stories, but the This adaptation of a Faulkner short story won by regret; Schneider shows how rarely our percepnightmares, flashbacks and memoirs of his youth Best Short at both The Grammy’s and Palm Springs tions of others find the mark. suggest an alternative purpose behind the party. International. In both of his films the cast has Age and death are simultaneously feared and He is haunted by a dark secret, been perfect for the script. accepted, and Bush embraces death as means one that imprisoned him inside The performances never towards achieving a clean conscience. Get Low the forest, and one that he needs reach brilliancy, but the Deeply rooted in religious themes, Get Low is the to confess before his death. Starring | Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, combination uplifts the story of a man who makes his peace with humanity With the entrance of Bush’s film from what it would when he is unable to do so with God. Sissy Spacek love interest from his youth, have been otherwise. Well done Mr. Schneider, you are two for two Director | Aaron Schneider Matty Darrow(Sissy Spacek), Bill Murray provides a thus far. Who’s it for? | Fans of emotionally rich the facade concealing the touch of comic relief but The film deserves adequate credit and acclaims independent films nature of Bush’s past slowly the film is a drama above are well-founded. begins to peel away. all else. Despite the achievement, Get Low will resonate Running Time | 103 mins. Darrow, however, is only one A comfortably slow pace very well with a seasoned audience, but not as Rating | A of many difficulties that Bush befits the setting, but occa- much with undergrads. and Quinn must encounter sionally treads a fine line, If you’re hunting for Murray from Groundhog before arriving to the day of especially in a middle act that Day or Lost in Translation, or merely another mindthe funeral party. lacks the cohesiveness of the beginning and end. bending high intensity blockbuster, then keep walkThat fact that Get Low is Schneider’s first fullNeverthless, Get Low explores a number of inter- ing. Inception’s still around the corner. length feature certainly does not show. esting and difficult themes that begin to sink in If you’re in the mood for a slower and emotionally The established cinematographer took his first seat upon leaving the theatre. rich film with fantastic cinematography and unique in the director’s chair in 2003 with his 40-minute The story is an unraveling, one in which a grizzled character, then forego The Grand and head down film Two Soldiers. exterior slowly peels away to reveal a man burdened to a/perture for a screening of Get Low.

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Both genders question the longevity of college marriages By Sean Farrell | Staff writer

A person talking about getting engaged during college is not an outrageous event. Everyone has heard of “a ring before spring” and the “Mrs. degree,” and maybe even a fairytale story of how someone’s parents met in college and lived happily ever after. But having the goal of finding your soulmate during these four years and planning the table settings during posties after your senior year is simply foolish. A serious relationship really works when you have two total people come together and share their lives with one another. College is where we become the people we want to be for the rest of our lives; I don’t think very many of us have everything put together yet. If you haven’t figured yourself out, how is trying to figure your life out with someone else going to work? Dating people, or even just one person, through college certainly helps you figure things out about yourself, but it shouldn’t plan the rest of your life. Take time, figure things out and then worry about wedding rings. Don’t throw your life away because the person you are at 20 thought he/she was in love and heard bells. At our age, we are asked to make a lot of decisions: places we go to school, what internships we take, what we major in and where we decide to go after we graduate. These are important choices that will affect our lives, but marriage is more influential and permanent, or it’s supposed to be anyways. People graduate with majors and wonder five years later why they studied ancient Roman architecture when they are pulling the strings in the stock market. How will you feel about the girl you met in a dark basement five years from now? Besides not having the emotional and intellectual maturity to make this life-long decision, college

students should be focusing on their careers and areas they want to pursue. A girl going to a good school like Wake to find a successful soon-to-behubby or guys chasing girls with rich fathers is the worst type of ambition. This is a waste of tuition and whatever semblance of potential a person has. I wouldn’t want to be married to someone that later feels like my proposal held her back from her dreams. Every few months I will find that one of my friends on Facebook that has engagement or wedding pictures in some album. This is very startling to me. I hope the best for every single one of them, and I hope all of my reservations and examples are completely wrong, but I can’t imagine hearing too many fairytale stories at my high school reunions. I am anticipating a number of divorces. Divorcing your college sweetheart is always an option, and divorce seems to be culturally acceptable these days, but the sanctity of marriage should mean something and “forever” is serious business. Guys: be excited to see half of your assets disappear. Girls: being a single mom is not fun. Think about it. I want to be able go to dinner with my wife and then take her to some show. I am excited to see my children run around in the front yard. For my own good, I don’t plan on these things happening anytime soon.

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By Jasmine Harris | Staff writer

Senior year of high school, a good friend of mine and I were seated at my kitchen table after school, drinking iced tea to beat that hot, hot Georgia heat. He seemed uneasy, squirming in his seat and my ordinarily overly talkative companion was unusually silent. “Steven” I said with all the concern a good friend dedicates to the plight of a loved one, “What the hell is wrong with you?” After a moment of awkward silence, he begrudgingly asked me what I thought of people our age marrying one another. I proceeded to speak about how horribly stupid I believed it was, saying that it would never work, and that whoever thought it was a good idea strongly underestimated the type of responsibility marriage was. “Why do you ask?” I inquired. He bent his head forward and looked at the floor abashedly, his shaggy hair covering his expression and muttered, “I was going to ask my girlfriend to marry me…” Needless to say I felt pretty foolish but in all honesty, it was easy for me to deliver such an answer because I had never previously felt as if I was in love … I’ve still never felt such a thing, but If I were someone who felt that she had loved someone in a romantic sense, my opinion since high school has changed from one of skeptism to the less cynical viewpoint of a realist and I believe

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Album Review | Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Band still needs to find their own sound

star. Not only is Potter able to manipulate her vocals – from her wailing runs Self-titled albums, for some bands, are to her seductive suggestions – but her often a cop-out for creating an original songwriting is also evident of a woman with lots of stories to tell. album title. Potter, with a group of superbly talFor some bands, the self-titled album is intended to be the epitome of the ented musicians behind her, seems to sound of the band. Even fewer actually have found a unique place in the music industry that hasn’t been popular since achieve this. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ third the ‘70s. The Nocturnals are a flashback to studio effort, released in June, do a stelthat time, a hybrid between the Rolling lar job trying. The Vermont-based quintet composed Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Janis Joplin. The album kicks off with “Paris (Ooh of Grace Potter (vocals, organ, guitar), La La),” a swampy, Catherine Popper (bass), bluesy illustration of Scott Tournet (guitar), Grace Potter and Potter’s sexuality. Benny Yurco (guitar) and with singeMatthew Burr (drums). the Nocturnals ingBacked guitar licks and an The Nocturnals develabsurdly catchy hook, oped a strong following Artist | Grace Potter and the Potter sings, “If I was since their inception in Nocturnals a man I’d make my 2004 through rigorous Genre | Rock move / If I was a blade touring. Best Song | “Tiny Light” I’d shave you smooth / Riding along with big Grade | AIf I was a judge I’d break bands such as Dave Matthe law,” seducing the thews Band, Gov’t Mule and the Black Crowes, the band quickly listener with her smoky squeals. “Medicine” picks up the pace as a received national attention. They are currently touring with the straight-up rocker, with a soaring hook indie-bluegrass band the Avett Broth- and foot-stomping chorus. Potter also nods to another female ers and the incredible soul-funk Sharon rocker, singing “She shook her hips and Jones and the Dap Kings. Though the Nocturnals found its her long black hair / now all my baby does home in the jamband scene, this album is stare at the gypsy woman,” referencing is sure to catapult the band to much Stevie Knicks of Fleetwood Mac, though perhaps unintentionally. wider recognition. “Goodbye Kiss” hints at reggae roots, Potter’s vocals from 2004’s Nothing But The Water to the most recent album have as does “One Short Night,” a song about developed and progressed, transitioning almost cheating on a boyfriend. Potter’s from a country girl to a full-fledged rock songwriting is on point here, singing, “I By Grace Beehler| Staff writer

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The community celebrates the opening of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts downtown on Sept. 10.

that it is only with realism that the controversy of underage marrying can be dealt with sufficiently. I will begin my argument saying that, yes, even as a realist I believe that underage marriages can work; however, those who are considering such insanity should take into consideration the many reasons that most underage marriages end. Underage marriage is feasible but not likely to last especially in college. It’s no one’s fault for believing in the sustainability of underage marrying or for wanting to marry your boyfriend or girlfriend. I don’t blame you – I blame the media. Because of movies that oversimplify marital problems such as divorce and infidelity as well as celebrities marrying for sport, marriage has never been such a joke as it is now. Marriage is sometimes called a “full time job” and as students we already have many jobs. Concrete concepts such as work study jobs, classes, sports and organizations fill up half of our time. The other half is filled with the abstract, college is a time to find oneself, to see what it’s like to blaze one’s own trail. Who has time for a full time job? We live in a highly romanticized society in which marriage is often depicted as something that is fun and easy. All one does is say “I do” and a couple spends the rest of their lives gazing into each others’ eyes, whispering sweet nothings into each others’ ears and making love all day long. However, many statistics indicate that divorce rates are steadily increasing to the point that, currently, half of all marriages end in divorce. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to discourage anyone here but let’s be realistic; marriage takes more maturity than most people our age can muster and more responsibility than most realize.

thought I’d feel no shame because I didn’t have tell you lies / When the daylight came but now, down goes that silver tear / Down goes my golden year, down we go in a water slide / That’s made up of the tears I’ve cried.” In reality, this is a true story about Potter almost cheating on her boyfriend and bandmate Matt Burr. The single off the album, “Tiny Light,” could find its home on heavy rotation on a classic rock radio station. Filled with swirling guitar, the song is a power-rocker that starts off slow and then erupts into heavy instrumental with Potter’s wailing vocals. It is probably the best illustration of Potter’s powerhouse vocals and songwriting ability, as well as the band’s commanding instrumentation. “Low Road” could be straight from a Bonnie Raitt album, suggesting her rootsy, country soul. And “The Things I Never Needed” takes it down a couple notches; it’s a smooth, understated ballad. However, the rocking tracks are polished power, a significant departure from the band’s earlier sound. Compared to Nothing but the Water, half of this album sounds over-produced. The other half, though, stays true to Potter’s roots sound. Her versatility makes her sometimes feel like she’s spreading herself too thin. The Nocturnals definitely seem to do everything well, but it’ll take another couple albums before they find their own sound. Still, give them a listen.

Theatre Preview | Studio Series I

Student-directed one-act plays will entertain audience By Ae’Jay Mitchell | Staff writer

What happens when you place two lustful lexicographers, a businesswoman with naughty needs, and two aberrant attendants in the same room? You get a side splitting night of theatre presented by Throwing Wall Production and The Department of Theatre and Dance. Known as the Studio Series, senior directors Michael Pizzalato, Sarah Jean “Sparkie” Sparks and Reed Pendergrass open this three part series with the comedic works of Tom Stoppard and Clive Exton, Stephen Belber, and Tim Rhys, respectively. Each production uses student directors, designers, actors, and crew and serves as a capstone directorial project for senior theater majors. This evening will begin with Tom Stoppard and Clive Exton’s The Boundary directed by Michael Pizzalato. The show, set in London, dives into the lives of two men, Johnson and Bunyans, who have devoted their latter years to create a proper English dictionary. To their

horror, however, the play begins with their office destroyed and their dictionary placed in disarray by “bunglars” or “cricketeers” or a woman with Bunyans or bunions. This woman is Brenda, Johnson’s wife, who has disappeared, or has she? With impeccable witticisms and verbal fireworks, Stoppard and Exton deliver a quick and explosive comedy given breath by department newcomers freshmen Nate Brickhouse and Celia Quillian as well as junior John Aguilar. Celia Quillian explains that this show “will both expand and destroy your vocabulary. You’ll laugh, you’ll get a little confused, you’ll laugh again.” While criketeer Lauren Lukacsko exclaims, “If The Boundary doesn’t make you feel like hoping up on stage and joining the fun, I don’t know what will.”The comedic evening continues with Belber’s Passive Belligerence directed by Pendergrass. The show is set in the business office of Gail, a businesswoman with an overworked husband, a healthy financial budget and a job opening needing to be filled.

After a long day, Gail decides to interview the last two applicants simultaneously. Dan is a self-proclaimed pacifist who has spent time in jail for his strong beliefs while Jeff is an ex-football player known for his “psychotic tendencies.” Although both men have appealing qualities, Gail must choose one. Or perhaps, she can choose both. The sexuality, passivity and belligerence of this work is beautifully blended together by junior Kristen Bryant, sophomore Matt Dowell and senior Tyler Hall. Dowell finds this show to be a “wacky and fun job interview with a fantastic twist to it that will keep you laughing for days.” The final show of the evening is Rhys’ The Old Petrol Station directed by Sparks. In an abandoned petrol station in the mountains of Wales, miles from civilization, Attendant one and Attendant two’s lives are occupied by preserving their “post-industrial heritage.” However, when two strangers invade their land, torturous hilarity ensues.

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Junior Ryan McCarthy and freshman Jake Snyder play two gas station attendants in the one-act play The Old Petrol Station. The two strangers are Lance and Gwen, a couple on a quest for an inspiring treasure and in desperate need for petrol. Unfortunately, the couple’s need for petrol is thwarted by the two attendants need for them. The two Attendants are portrayed by junior Ryan McCarthy and freshman Jake Snyder. Senior

Austin McWilliams is joined by university alumna Kate Miners as Lance and Gwen. “It’s a chance to steep yourself in something outside of your regular movie-going experience … and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper,” Sparks said. In fact, this evening of theater is only $2 (sorry, cash only). The

shows will run 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 in The Ring Theater of Scales Fine Arts Center. As Benjamin Hege states, “Someday one of us actors will be famous, and it would be a shame for anyone to miss one of our earliest performances on the stage.”

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Restaurant Review | Christopher’s New Global Cuisine

Restaurant dishes out delectable, but pricier cuisine tioned — granted, these occasions were in colder months. Even after four visits, Chris- The outdoor seating boasts a topher’s New Global Cuisine separate, more affordable menu and casual live has yet to dismusic. appoint me. Christopher’s We started The restaurant, off with bread located in a Location | 712 Brookstown Ave. residential area Hours | 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mon. - Sat. and proceeded to order entrees downtown, is Serving | Globally infused dishes (I was attempta beautifully ing to be courrenovated old Dress | Dressy casual teous to my home. Price Range | $15 - $30 date and passed Although I on an appetizhave never seen Rating | A er). Normally, the restaurant filled to capacity, reservations however, with my parents paying, we order the honey fried are recommended. Our hostess was extremely brie with sundried tomato alfriendly and offered us outdoor mond pesto or pine nut goat seating on the patio. In the past, cheese and spinach dip. Both this option had not been men- of which are superb. I have, on

more than one occasion, requested a second order. On this particular night, the chef was featuring a yellowfin tuna over lobster ravioli special, and I simply could not resist. It was delicious, but other dishes I’ve ordered, including the filet mignon and lobster mac and cheese, have been better. My date ordered the honey lavender glazed salmon, a menu staple, and it was the most flavorful salmon I’ve had outside of very upscale beachside restaurants. Secretly, I wanted to finish off with dessert, but I didn’t know if my dress could handle it. Christopher’s end of summer dessert offerings included peach cobbler and strawberry dump-

lings (think chicken and dumplings but fruity and sweet). Keep in mind that Christopher’s isn’t a casual restaurant, so don’t expect cheap prices. Appetizers average $10, and entrees range from $13 to $25 for normal menu items. There is also a $4.95 charge for splitting plates, which I recommend if you aren’t incredibly hungry. But the food is definitely worth the price. For those over 21, the restaurant has a full-service bar inside, as well as an impressive wine list and beer offerings on the patio. To view the menu, visit, and to make your reservation for Parent’s Weekend or another occasion, call 724-1395.

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Sit on the outdoor patio at Christopher’s Global Cuisine and enjoy a meal worth savoring.

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Men’ s and women’s cross country teams fall to Duke By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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The men’s and women’s cross county teams suffered losses in the Wake Forest/Duke dual meet Sept. 11 at the university.

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Wake Forest men’s and women’s cross country teams fell to Duke Sept. 11 at the Wake Forest/Duke duals. The men’s team finished with a total of 50 points in the 8k race, behind Duke’s 15 points. While the women tallied 37 points in the 5k, Duke earned 20 points to claim the win. Freshman Nicole Irving continued her season, as the first Deacon to cross the finish line in a time of 17:42, for third place. Two more Demon Deacon freshmen followed close behind, as Melanie Powers finished in sixth place with a time of 18:57 and Alisyn Hummelberg took seventh place, finishing in 19:07. Rounding out the scoring totals for Wake Forest were seniors Caitlin Crawford in 10th

place and Cate Berenato in 11th place. The two posted times of 19:34 and 19:39, respectively. On the men’s side, sophomore Garret Drogosch led the way with a 12th place finish and a time of 25:35. Senior Tom Divinnie crossed the line soon after Drogosch with a time of 25:53, earning him 13th place, while Nate Guthals finished in 14th place with a time of 26:18. Jake Graham folIrving lowed in 16th place with a 26:29 mark and Tom Finneran in 17th place and a time of 26:30. The men’s and women’s teams will both return to action Sept. 17 in Blacksburg, Va., as they compete in the Virginia Tech Invitational.

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