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University celebrates Pan-Hel garden By Chris Earle | Contributing writer

Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha. At the dedication ceremony, a blend of students, administrator and council representatives celebrated the completion of Wake Forest’s “tangible commitment to diversity and inclusion.” Speakers including Nate French, Provost Jill Tiefenthaler, Christina Sandidge and President Nathan O. Hatch spoke of Wake Forest’s continued effort to foster an inclusive and accepting student body. French, a representative of NPHC and former Wake Forest student, referenced the

Several members of the Wake Forest community gathered on Manchester Quad Oct. 1 to witness “the culmination of a historical dream.” On a pleasant and sunny day, the university’s administration teamed with affiliates of the National PanHellenic Council to formally dedicate a unique and immaculate garden. This landscape was expressly cultivated to honor the nine historically AfricanAmerican, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities often referred to as the “divine nine.” These organizations are the fraternities and sororities: Iota Phi Theta,

strong commitment to service demonstrated by the divine nine. “These organizations are continuing to train and develop exceptional leaders in our society,” he said. Tiefenthaler complemented this speech, saying: “The service effort of these organizations has had a deep impact on Wake Forest University’s reputation.” The garden is composed of a circular walkway containing nine podiums for each specific Greek organization. The serene and tranquil nature of the plot allows students to gain a deep sense of the cultural enrichment, a

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Administration has a sit down with mold By Renee Slawsky | News editor

As has been already established, mold — it’s gross. It is important to keep in mind though, that mold is literally everywhere, including the university’s campus. Last week we delved into the students’ perspectives and their encounters with mold. This week we heard from the administrative side about their views of mold on campus. The Centers of Disease Control estimate that around 85 percent of homes in America experience some sort of mold infestation at one point or another. Another important statistic to keep in mind is that people encounter mold spores pretty much every time they go outside. As can be seen, the campus is full of big, leafy trees and abundant shrubbery. The copious amount of vegetation on campus grounds allows for high numbers of natural molds to grow. The most common molds that are found on campus are penicillin and aspergillum, which are mostly found around water-damaged materials,

as well as cladosporium which is related to decaying materials. Michelle Adkins, director of environmental health and safety, can be thought of as a sort of expert on things like mold as well as other potential environmental hazards. “Mold exists everywhere,” Adkins said. “When you have problems is when mold count inside is more than the mold count outside.” This system of air monitoring is the main way that Adkin’s department of health and safety (a subgroup of the larger Facilities Management) diagnoses an area with a mold problem. Adkins emphasized that often the main cause of mold is water intrusion. So if a student spots a source of water intrusion such as water marks in the ceiling or a full-on leak, it is important to call Facilities Management who will then send a technician to do an air monitorK i n g

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spore count. If the indoor spore count is high then abatement of the infestation will ensue. “Typically our remediation is within one to two days,” Adkins said. “But if the infestation is greater than 10 square feet then we have to contract it out to another agency and that is why it takes so long sometimes.” Adkins also mentioned that students oftentimes confuse mold with mildew. “People mistake mildew for mold. You are often going to see mildew in a shower,” Adkins said. When asked why there is more mildew in the showers and bathrooms on campus than the ones at home Adkins said, “Since kids take showers pretty much all day long there is a lot of moisture in the air so there will be more mildew.” Adkins also added that all the maintenance technicians have cleaning products that they use which easily clean mildew as well as sterilize the area. “We have had a mold management program since 2006. We take it very seriously,” Adkins said. Adkins went on to say that the management program is currently modeled after one proposed

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European governments have increased security at public places in major cities from London to Paris to Berlin following news of an imminent threat of terrorism. Though few specifics have been released to the public, Western intelligence agencies warned of bombings and massacre. The State Department has issued a travel advisory for all Americans abroad in Europe. All citizens are advised to remain on alert for suspicious behavior while traveling in affected European countries.

Rutgers University mourns loss of student to hate crime Freshman Tyler Clementi of Rutgers University in N.J. committed suicide Sept. 22 by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge. Clementi’s suicide followed two fellow freshmen broadcasting video of him engaging in sexual relations with another male student. The two students have been charged with a hate crime.

Military funeral protestors plead case in Supreme Court Members of the Christian fundamenalist Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kans., argued their case before the Supreme Court beginning on Oct. 6. The church protested the funeral of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder in Westminster, Md., in 2006 with picket signs reading, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and “God hates the USA.” Snyder’s father sued the church for harrassment. After lower courts alternatively upheld or overturned an initial ruling in Snyder’s favor, the Supreme Court now takes up the issue of whether the First Amendment right to free speech protects the right of the church to protest military funerals.

Students question safety in ZSR Library

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Hundreds of students “hit the bricks” for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund. The event was made up of several teams, whether they be Greek organizations or intermural sports teams.

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For most Wake Forest students, it would seem that the library is the ideal place to study on campus during all hours of the day and night. Quiet. Comfortable. Safe. “We are so sheltered here,” Mary Beth Lock, Reynolds Library director of access services said. “We don’t feel like this is a place where anything bad is happening.” However, five reported incidents have already occurred in the library this semester, including larceny, damage to property and assault, according to the University Police’s 2010 Daily Crime & Fire Report. These summaries contain offenses concerning Wake Forest to which the University Police, the Winston-Salem Police or the Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency responded. In fact, records indicate a spike in criminal activity since last April, in which there were eight incidents of larceny reported in the library alone. Nevertheless, many students continue to leave their laptops, iPods, wallets, cell phones and other personal items unattended, despite the reality that they might not be safe.

“It’s amazing how many people leave their belongings lying around,” says Cindy Shultz, Reynolds Library security officer. “If you can just buddy up, and carry the little things with you … all of us can work together to stay more secure.” Shultz is one of the library’s security officers trained by campus police who staffs the building’s main entrance between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. During the day, student assistants greet, direct and monitor traffic in and out of the library so that the front desk always remains occupied. In response to recent events, the library staff is working with campus police to ensure students’ safety and increase the visibility of security enforcement. However, standard precautions proved insufficient on Aug. 26, when a male intruder entered the library and threatened the safety of a female underclassman student on the eighth floor around 2 p.m. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, had intended to be productive by isolating herself on the eighth floor. The only student study-

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Brieflies Lupe Fiasco performing live at Joel Coliseum with DJ Lil Boy The Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are sponsoring a hip-hop concert by Lupe Fiasco and DJ Lil Boy at 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum. Free shuttles will be offered from campus to the coliseum on the night of the event. Tickets are $20 for students and are available for purchase at the Benson University Center Ticket Office; tickets will also be available at the door for $35. The Student Center has set a limit of four tickets per student.

Z. Smith Reynolds Library holds annual Wake the Library 5K From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Oct. 9, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library will hold its third annual Wake The Library 5K and one mile fun run. The routes will travel through campus and Reynolda Village. Admission is $10 for students and $20 for adults. All proceeds go to the library. More information is available at zsr.wfu.edu/wtl5k.

President Hatch invites students to one-on-one conversations For all students with questions about the university or interested in having a one-onone conversation with President Nathan Hatch, the door to the Presidential Office will now be open. President Hatch is holding fall office hours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 1. Students interested in having a 15-minute conversation with Hatch should contact Jermyn Davis at davisjm@wfu.edu or (ext. 4061 before Oct. 29.

Minneapolis Guitar Quartet teaches master class to students The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has been lauded since its founding in 1986 as one of the world’s premier guitar ensembles. Their repertoire has ranged from Renaissance and Baroque to Spanish, Latin American, Romantic and contemporary pieces. The Music Department, in conjunction with the Piedmont Classic Guitar Society, is bringing this group to campus on Oct. 10. The quartet will perform at 3:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. Tickets are free for students or $10 for general admissions. Following this performance, the quartet will teach a master class at 7 p.m. in room M208 of the Scales Fine Arts Center. Admission for groups cost is $10 per member; soloists may take the class for $35.

Documentary Film Program presents Civil Indigent Directed by Documentary Film Program graduate students Nicolas Corrao and Peter Salomone, the film Civil Indigent follows the struggle over meal limits imposed in a homeless shelter in Gainesville, Fla. The documentary follows “civil indigent” Francis “Pat” Fitzpatrick from his protests against the meal limits at the doors of City Hall to his quixotic campaign for a seat on the City Commission. From 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, the documentary will be screened in the Annenberg Forum of Carswell hall. A reception will follow this screening.

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Eric Jones: Anthropology By Hilary Burns | Contributing writer From studying settlement patterns and ancient life to climbing mountains, Eric Jones teaches fascinating classes and adds lots of personality to the university. New to the university last year, Eric Jones specializes in anthropology and archaeology. Jones received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Pennsylvania State University after majoring in anthropology and receiving a minor in geology at Hamilton College for his undergraduate education. “I became interested in anthropology after taking introduction to cultural anthropology as a firstyear undergrad. I grew up in a small town, and the course was my first introduction to the diversity of cultures and variety of worldviews out there. I was hooked in the first week. That combined with my interest in history led me to archaeology,” Jones said in response to being asked how he got interested in anthropology.

Jones taught at Cortland State before moving south to join the university faculty. Jones is currently doing research on settlement patterns locally from 1000 A.D. to 1600 A.D. This semester he is teaching two courses: Introduction to Archeology and Native Peoples of North America. He has taught North American archeology and a freshman seminar called Anthropology of Sports. Students enjoyed this seminar, but Jones’s favorite course to teach is North American archeology. Next semester he will teach a course on tribal warfare. Jones was attracted to the university simply because it is “a really good school,” he said. “There is a really high standard of teaching here and while most universities focus either on research or teaching, there is a good combination here.” “I think every undergraduate student should take an anthropology course. In today’s globalized world, everyone is going to be working or living with people of different

cultures and diverse backgrounds. Anthropology teaches us how to respect and understand those cultures,” Jones said in response to being asked why every student should take at least one anthropology class. “It also teaches us to take a step back and critically evaluate our own society, which I think is extremely important,” Jones said his favorite feature about the university is its strong sense of community due its size. “It is its own community working together,” he said. He also said he went to a small liberal arts school and the difference in community is apparent. Jones said it is frustrating to hear people in the northeast ask, “Wake Forest … is that in Illinois?” (referring to Lake Forest College.) “We are a top 25 school so I don’t understand it. I guess we are the best little kept secret,” Jones said laughing. Jones grew up in Cassenovia, N.Y., near Syracuse, and lived in Albany after graduate school. Being from the northeast, North

Carolina was a large adjustment. Jones said he is not used to 90 degree weather in late September and looks forward to “sweater weather.” “I miss the snow a little bit but the spring’s really nice here,” Jones said. Jones’s wife is currently teaching anthropology at the State University of New York at Albany. The Jones’ visit each other every other weekend due to flexible schedules. Together they explore the restaurants and mountains of North Carolina. Jones highly recommends Mozelles restaurant in WinstonSalem and suggested that all students should try to escape from the “bubble” of the university’s campus. Jones escapes from work and research to hike the mountains. He encourages students to experience the beautiful nearby mountains and says there is great hiking locally, too. Jones concluded the discussion in saying, “I need to have some mystery about me.” Something that he has plenty of. Lauren Martinez/Old Gold & Black

POLICE BEAT Alcohol and Drug Charges • A highly intoxicated student was transferred from BB&T Field to Student Health at 7:56 p.m. on Oct. 2. • Winston-Salem Police Department had evidence that someone had received marijuana through a Fed-Ex package. A search warrant was issued and the offender was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and paraphernalia at 8:07 a.m. on Sept. 29. • Winston-Salem Police Department initiated a traffic stop because someone was driving with no headlights on. It was determined that the offender had consumed a significant amount of alcohol and was arrested for DUI on Fourth and Broad Street at 3:37 a.m. on Sept. 29.

Medical Emergencies • A student was taken to Student Health at 2:31 a.m. on Sept. 27 after suffering from a nosebleed.

• University Police responded when a student was knocked unconscious during a rugby game on Poteat Field. The student was transported to Forsyth Hospital at 5:56 p.m. on Oct. 3. • A student was transferred to Student Health after twisting their knee while playing a game of soccer on Poteat Field at 1:26 p.m. on Oct. 3.

Damage to Property • Unknown subject(s) painted and vandalized parking spaces in Lot D at 1 p.m. on Sept. 28. • Unknown subject(s) damaged door of Reynolds Gym by breaking a window pane in a door at 9:35 p.m. on Sept. 28. • Unknown subject(s) removed a temporary stop sign that facilities had placed at a stop light on Wingate Road at 9:47 a.m. on Oct. 2. • Unknown suspect(s) took boards off of a fence that conceals large trash dumpsters as well as pulled handicap signs out of the ground in Lot N at 9:08 a.m. on Oct. 3.

Larceny • Unknown suspect(s) removed an unsecured bicycle from bike rack at Poteat Hall at 3:02 a.m. on Oct. 2. • Unknown suspect(s) removed a phone from an unsecured practice room in the Scales Fine Art Ctr at 2:29 p.m. on Oct. 3. • Unknown subject(s) removed an unsecured tent from a grassy area of BB&T Stadium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Miscellaneous • Unknown subject(s) was reported peeping in windows outside of Student Apts. The offender was stopped by UP Officer to be questioned, when he fled at 8:09 p.m. on Sept. 29. • Unknown Suspect(s) used a university student victim’s bankcard code to make several purchases at the on-campus Subway location at 3:02 a.m. on Oct. 1.


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Students serve and connect on South Africa trip By Elizabeth Forrest | Staff writer

This past May, a group of Wake Forest students gave up part of their summer vacation in order to travel to South Africa so they could teach and work at Bongimfundo Primary School. The students traveled to South Africa as part of the university’s Volunteer Service Corps Mission of Good Hope. The group arrived at the school every morning and stayed until it closed. While the students were at the school, they would teach the children English. The children at the school were in grades kindergarten through seventh grade, but were ages five to 16. The university students read to the children, brought pencils, notebooks and books and performed renovations to the school such as painting the steps bright colors, painting a four square court on the blacktop and building soccer and netball fields. “We felt like we were so lucky and they appreciated us more than we ever expected,” senior Katie Phillips said, the student leader of the trip. Phillips had first visited South Africa her sophomore year after a friend who had gone on a similar trip to Moscow trip encouraged her. As the student leader, Phillips made the schedule for the day and acted as the liaison between the group and the principal at Bongimfundo.

When she had gone to South Africa previously Phillips had gone to Stellenbosch, an urban university town about 30 miles from Cape Town. This time around the trip went to Zinkwazi, a town outside of Durban. Zinkwazi is a more rural town with a lagoon, sugar cane fields with the nearest restaurants located about 18 hours away from Stellenbosch. Because the two towns were so different, Phillips faced trouble leading the group in a city she was unfamiliar with. “At times it was difficult for me because it was new for me, and I was supposed to be leading 14 people,” Phillips said. Another potential problem was the fact that the children did not speak much English. School lessons are supposed to be taught in English, but the Wake Forest students found that the local teachers would teach in the language for a few minutes before switching to Zulu, which the children speak at home. By teaching the children, the group allowed the teachers to realize that they are capable of teaching in English as well. This was just the beginning of the many unique relationships the university students would find themselves making during their time in Zinkwazi. “The owner of the Lagoon lodge where we stayed gave us an Afrikaans

perspective and the principal was South African-Indian,” Phillips said. “He provided us with a different perspective because he is a minority teaching in a primarily Zulu region.” However, the students found that they were also forming new relationships with each other. “Wake Forest can be so divisive, but you have your group (in South Africa),” Phillips recalled. “It was cool to see us all together from different parts (of the country) dealing with differences we don’t see every day. (Traveling) really does change people.” When asked about why traveling to South Africa is so appealing, Shelley Graves, the faculty adviser for the trip, commented on the recent history of apartheid. The trip was a “combination of cultural, historical and social justice education,” Graves added. “(This experience can) help students start having conversations about race in South Africa that can transpose onto race relationships at Wake Forest.” The experience also allowed the students to take the relationships they had formed while in Zinkwazi and expand on them while at home in America. One of the trip’s participants, Ashley Millhouse, a junior from Moorpark, Calif., was inspired to start a nonprofit organization upon her return home. HeartLetters is a project in which people are encouraged to write letters

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Phillips at the Bongimfundo Primary School where she and fellow university students taught English to children. to children in Ghana, where Millhouse is currently studying abroad and South Africa. Receiving the letters lets children know that there is a world outside where they live and there are people out there who care for them and want them to succeed. Millhouse plans to continue Heartletters as a club that meets once a week to write letters once she returns to the

university in the spring. “(Heartletters will have) an eventual banquet where each table has a child on their placement and crafts in the middle and after each traditional meal course we will write a letter to that child,” Millhouse said. Student groups interested in becoming pen-pals with a group of students in Ghana can email heartletters123@ gmail.com for more information.

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recent mold reports including many from the basement of Collins Residence Hall where many of the largest abatement projects were undertaken. “All in all we have had about 66 reports of suspected mold since late July,” Adkins said. “But Facilities Management was quick to go out there and either abate it or there wasn’t any actual mold in to be abated.” Adkins attributed most of the recent reports of mold to the environmental conditions on move-in day when the air conditioners were on low, all the doors were open and the weather was extremely moist and humid. So, mold happens. How can we try and prevent it as much as we can? In response to this question, Adkins said that the biggest thing that students can do to prevent mold in their rooms is something that students do a lot without ever thinking about it: opening their windows. “It is most helpful in prevention (for students) to keep their dorm room windows closed. The fans are used to take out moisture so the open windows negate that,” Adkins said. All of the residence halls on campus are equipped with special fans that wick moisture away from the rooms in order to prevent moisture from building up and, as we learned, moisture is the cornerstone of mold. So even if it is absolutely beautiful outside, it is paramount for students to keep their windows closed so that all of the millions of outdoor mold spores don’t

find their way into university students’ rooms. “Maintenance has a preventative maintenance program where they check the roofs, fan cooling units and such to get a head on mold. We are being as proactive as we can. We just need the students help to identify and report and to keep their windows closed,” Adkins said. Thus, the key in preventing mold infestations is to keep your windows closed and furthermore, there really isn’t that much actual mold in students’ rooms and bathrooms. But what about all the students who have already suffered from strange symptoms that can be attributed to extensive amounts of mold? The answer is that they are simply more sensitive or even potentially allergic to the types of mold that grow on campus. An allergy to mold would be similar to an allergy to pollen or some specific type of grass or weed. If someone suspects that they may be highly sensitive or allergic to some type of mold then they should either go to the Student Health Center or to an allergist who specializes in diagnosing and treaing allergies to get a remedy. Ultimately, students should realize that mold is inevitable and that Facilities Management is not ignoring it when it arises. It is the responsibilities of the students to call Facilities Management when they suspect a mold infestation and to do everything they can to prevent mold build up such as prevent any type of water intrusion by keeping the windows in their rooms shut.

sense of the cultural enrichment, a growing trend and interest on campus. Mary Gerardy, associate vice president for student life, has remained a driving force behind the garden’s cultivation for the past several years. She references completion of the NPHC garden as “one of the university’s biggest and primary initiatives.” This initiative, according to Gerardy, is still ongoing. “We’re still waiting to implement permanent signage for the garden. These should be put up in the coming weeks,” she said.

Gerardy, discussing the divine nine’s positive contributions to society, stated: “These nine organizations symbolize a lifelong commitment to dedication and remain a staple of service in the community.” The divine nine do indeed continue to play an active role in the greater WinstonSalem area. One of the primary events sponsored by these historically black fraternities and sororities is “Sleepout for the Homeless.” This fundraising venture seeks to promote awareness and bring in capital to aid the local homeless population. Tutoring and mentoring children from unfavorable socio-

economic circumstances is also a popular undertaking for many of the NPHC establishments. Historically, our school’s student body is often characterized by uniformity. In the past several years, however, a greater commitment has been shown by the admissions department to encourage an increase in racial diversification. Currently, 20 percent of the student body is comprised of minorities. The dedication of this new garden and memorial will surely provide greater interest to minority students interested in attending the university.

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A crowd gathers around the National Pan-Hellenic Council memorial to help celebrate the dedication of the monument to the “Divine Nine” sororities and fraternities.

Famous Cuban poet speaks on beauty of language By SheRea DelSol | Staff writer

Nancy Morejón, one of the foremost Cuban poets and intellectuals appeared at the university on Sept. 30 as students, professors and members of the Winston-Salem community filled Pugh Auditorium for “Cuba Now.” Morejón has published more than 20 collections of poetry, three monographs, a dramatic poem, and six critical studies of Cuban history and literature. According to an introduction by senior and mediator Ethan Collins, “Her lyrical verse, shaped by an Afro-Cuban sensibility and a feminist consciousness, evokes the intimacy of family, the ephemerality of love, and the significance of Cuban history.” Morejón spoke with a soft, lyrical and smooth-sounding voice as she recited her poetry in her native tongue

of Spanish. Each poem was then translated by a panel of students that included Collins, seniors Kroopa Desai and Karla Arguell, and junior Chelsea Privette. Some of the poems recited were “Impresiones” or “Impressions” and “Mujer Negra” or “Black Woman.” Freshman Leah Schenkel, who attended the event for her Spanish class, stated after the event, “It was really nice. It was interesting to hear poetry in a different language. It was good to experience the flow of hearing, because reading is different.” “The event was very powerful. She goes about seeking identity in such a diverse world,” Collins said. Romance Languages professor Sarah Barbour also added a professor’s perspective: “I thought it was a privilege to have Nancy Morejón here. I was very pleased to have stu-

dents reading and being a part of it,” she proclaimed. Morejón has received many awards including the National Literary Award (2001), The Golden Wreath (2006), the Rafael Alberti Award (2008) and an Honoris Causa Degree at Cergy-Pontoise Paris University (2009). She became a member of the Academia Cubana de la Lengua (The Cuban Division of the Royal Academy of Spanish Language) in 1999. Presently, she is the President of the Cuban Writers Association at UNEAC and serves as an adviser at Casa de la Américas in Havana, Cuba. “Cuba Now” was sponsored by the Romance Languages Department, Latin American and Latino Studies, The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the WFU Cuba Project Collective. The following day at 11:30 a.m. in Benson, a small and intimate group of faculty

and staff members and students got the opportunity and privilege to have lunch with Morejón. After having listened to her previously as a poet, this group witnessed the person that is Nancy Morejón, beyond all the awards and accolades. She could be described as funny, charismatic, uplifting, and insightful with a lively spirit and a genuine love for poetry and people. This love of people was evidenced when she stated, “I’m against official wars and alternative wars. It’s terrible. We don’t live in a peaceful world and I don’t like it.” When asked about the themes and topics of her poetry, Morejón replied that they were about sightseeing, homeland feelings, politics, death, family, love, the Afro-American experience and feminism. She was also asked how she balanced her two heritages. “I don’t balance

them, they balance me. It’s a process of cultures that go back and forth. I cannot deny the Spanish culture. You have to know to accept diversity as a person. It is more than just skin color,” she said. She also responded in regards to her being Afro Caribbean. “It’s a great honor. You don’t choose, but you have to accept it. I am at peace with my origins, but there are people who are not,” she said. She ended the talk with advice to young poets. “You have to read, learn a foreign language and write. Afterwards, everything will fit. Don’t be afraid of computers. You have to live; you can’t be a real writer if you don’t live,” she said. The students left with words of encouragement, a group picture, and lasting memories of a powerful and loving human being, poet, and visionary.


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Tony Woods receives leniency

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y now, almost everyone on campus knows the events of the evening of Sept. 5. Tony Woods, the 20-yearold, 6-foot-11-inch center from Rome, Ga., fractured the spine of his girlfriend, Courtney Loreln Barbour, in front of their one-year-old child. While we, like the rest of the campus community, were shocked and appalled by the incident, we trusted that the justice system would deal with the issue adequately. This, however, has failed to be the case. In exchange for Woods' pleading guilty to assault, his serious misdemeanor charges of assault inflicting serious injury and assault in the presence of a child, were dropped. Instead, Woods received a suspended 60-day jail sentence, which means that if he doesn't break the law during this period, he will not serve any jail time at all. Further, his "punishments" of 100 hours of community service, participation in anger management classes, and a menial $100 fine, are ridiculously small for such a serious offense. Further, his girlfriend has since withdrawn from the university and moved back to Washington, D.C., with their son. Though Barbour states that she didn't want Woods punished, the justice system's handling of the issue is less than satisfactory. What kind of message is this sending to both victims of domestic violence and their abusers? For victims, it shows the inefficiency of the law to effectively handle those committing abuse. For abusers, it signals that they can commit acts with impunity because the law is not harsh enough.

If the reason Tony Woods got off with such a lenient punishment is that he is a star basketball player, then this is even more problematic. Though Coach Bzdelik has stated that Woods has been indefinitely suspended from the team, we wouldn't be surprised if he were to rejoin in the future, after an appropriate amount of time has passed. In the end, Tony Woods didn't have to withdraw. For his atrocious actions, he has only suffered a, to be frank, mild and nominal punishment. A $100 fine and future drug/alcohol abuse screenings? 100 hours of community service? That's it? Really? This is not to undermine the power of these mandatory legal sentences, for community service, anger management and alcohol/drug screens all have their place. But for such a prominent and violent incident, it seems necessary that a harsher punishment would have been appropriate. If convicted of assault on a female and of assault inflicting serious injury in the presence of a minor, Woods could have faced anywhere from probation to 20 months in prison. Even if Woods had received the smallest punishment on that spectrum, namely, probation, having a trial would be significant. Perhaps Barbour would have preferred to avoid the inevitable media spotlight and further embarrassment that a trial would have brought, but this sets a dangerous precedent for those committing domestic violence abuse. Fracturing someone's spine is no joke, and we had hoped that the legal system would have been more effective.

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on, election after election, Congress after Congress, president after president. In fact, there have really only been a few times in American history where our nation has had harmony in its political discourse. One period was that of the “Era of Good Feelings.” While the name gives away the state of political discourse, it was the time when James Monroe Seth Willford was President, and he presided over a Senior columnist nation that had a very united interest in American expansion and exceptionalism. t won’t surprise many of you when I Another time that is more pertinent say that our current politics seem to to our current situation is the be hopelessly divided. Barack Obama administration of Dwight Eisenhower. spoke in his career-starting speech to the Eisenhower was a man that both 2004 Democratic National Convention parties attempted to recruit, and led the about bridging that divide, saying, “there country through eight years of relative is not a liberal America and a conservative peace between the end of the Korean America — there is the United States of War and the turbulent 1960s. Because America.” How ironic. The president who of how calm and clean our politics were said he wanted to see the end of politics then (or at least appeared to be), many as usual now presides over a nation nearly mistake this for the norm in our political as divided as the waning days of the Bush system. That’s not to say it shouldn’t be Administration. the norm, but it seems that partisanship Earlier this week, a group of more than is the auto-pilot of American politics. 130 ex-Congressmen signed and released The question then is, who is to blame? a letter condemning the way in which Is it our political leaders who drive the Congress has strayed from the days of partisan divide? Or should we look in bipartisan courtesy. I the mirror to find the think there is something culprit? Of course, this to be said for holding firm If (Obama) truly wants is politics we’re talking beliefs, and not backing about, so fault and to heal a divided nation, down from them. At the blame will continue maybe it’s time for him to same time, our politics to be orphans. But, it have a “Beer Summit” with today have increasingly is certainly a vicious devolved from policy John Boehner and Mitch cycle. We demand our debates, where reasonable politicians to stand McConnell. people could disagree, to firm on the issues, shouting matches where and to actually have neither side is willing to a spine. They in turn even sit down and talk. interpret that as meaning we should go In the letter, they highlight individuals after our opponents more vigorously. such as Florida Congressman Alan Then, when the people on the other Grayson who nicknamed his opponent, side get offended by these measures and Daniel Webster, “Taliban Dan” for being retaliate, we wonder how our politics a social conservative. And this isn’t only became broken. coming from the Democrats; Michelle At the end of the day, it boils down to Bachmann, the founder of the Tea common courtesy, to respect, to trust. Party Caucus, and a pro-bomb thrower, We are not asking our elected officials was also mentioned by the group of to back down from their beliefs, we are ex-lawmakers for her harsh, and often asking for them to back down from times personal or inaccurate, attacks on the personal attacks that cheapen our President Obama. However, as bad as discourse. things seem to have gotten, we also have Ronald Reagan famously took the to remember that politics in the U.S. time to drink a beer with Tip O’Neill, have never been a bed of roses. the Democratic Speaker of the House, In fact, the partisanship of today is very and Reagan’s main opponent. similar in tone to our baser politics. This I know that President Obama is serious has been the case from our founding about bridging the partisan gap. If he straight on through to today. Supporters truly wants to heal a divided nation, of John Adams in 1800 buried their maybe it’s time for him to have a “Beer Bibles, fearing that Thomas Jefferson Summit” with John Boehner and Mitch would ban them. Andrew Jackson McConnell. I can guarantee you that accused John Quincy Adams of outright one meeting will not be the solvent to corruption when Henry Clay threw his our issues, but the first step has to be electoral votes to Adams, and then went taken somewhere to bridge the gap and on to serve as Adams’ Secretary of State. at least bring civility back to our system. Jackson himself would go on to be called a tyrant by his opponents because of his Seth Williford is a senior political science use of the Executive. The list goes on and major from Wilson, N.C.

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Bullying finds new forms with technology Cyber bullying appears to be a growing trend among today’s youth

Hamlin Wade Staff columnist

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he years of development in a person’s life, specifically those awkward years of middle school, high school and freshman year of college, can be difficult, to say the least. It can be hard to figure out who you are and who you want to be. These years are spent learning what you believe in, learning how you plan on living and learning who you are. It’s hard enough to survive the process when you have

the support of your family, friends and community. Throw in an environment that is dangerous and taunting and it’s almost impossible. Yet, over the past few weeks and months, we’ve been witness to a plethora of stories that expose the harsh reality of bullying that our youth face today. Bullying can take a variety of forms. In a classical sense, we associate bullying with the large, dim-witted hulk of a pre-pubescent teen that holds up little kids at their locker for lunch money. However, in today’s word association, bullying has taken on an entirely different meaning. No longer can we easily identify the culprit as more and more examples of bullying occur via the internet and through cell phones. This new trend, known as cyber bullying, is a growing problem in schools across the country, as cowardly individuals hide behind a computer screen and throw a slew of insults towards a victim, with no understanding of the harm that their words can bring. Take for example the cases of Tyler Clementi and Carl Walker-Hoover.

Tyler was an eighteen year old first- student at New Leadership Charter School in Springfield, Mass., was year student at Rutgers University, who took his own life on Sept. 22 by tormented by his classmates for six jumping off the George Washington months. Carl was insulted for his clothing choices and was constantly Bridge. The reason for his suicide? referred to as “gay” by students in his His roommate. Dharun Ravi, class. His mother, Sirdeaner Walker, Tyler’s roommate of only a few contacted weeks, hid a the school webcam in repeatedly, his room and The most recent trends of begging for videotaped and bullying seem to target those intervention. distributed On the day she evidence of Tyler’s who either are or appear to be homosexual homosexual. However, regardless planned to go before the school encounters with of sexual orientation, bullying board, she found an older man. seems to be making a comeback. her son hanging Ravi, when asked by an extension to relinquish cord in the the room for upstairs bedroom. Carl was dead at the night, went down the hall and the age of 11. turned on the webcam, capturing Bullying can take many forms. Tyler’s sexual acts. Following posts Yet, regardless of the form, it is to Ravi’s Twitter page, a request apparent that bullying can be deadly. for a housing change and a second The most recent trends of bullying release of Tyler’s sexual encounters, Tyler posted on his Facebook that he seem to target those who either planned to take his own life. He was are or appear to be homosexual. never seen again until the authorities However, regardless of sexual orientation, bullying seems to be pulled his body from the water. making a comeback among our Carl Walker-Hoover may be younger populations. It’s apparent an even more depressing story that the Internet has helped this of bullying. Carl, an 11-year old

Reforms in North Korea seem unlikely

One possibility, which could yield some benefits for the citizens of North Korea, is heavy pressure applied by China following the hand-over of power. China wants to keep North Korea a stable place because it acts as a buffer between American forces stationed in South Korea. The Chinese understand that a collapse of North Korea would really mean an absorption by the South, the two countries would not come together on equal terms. A united Korea would be democratic and maintain the current South Korean friendliness with the United States. Therefore, China probably wants North Korea to restructure its economy, while remaining Matt Moran authoritarian. Staff columnist Though the state would remain highly ast week, one of the few remaining repressive, economic reforms like China family dynasties in the world embarked on in the 1980s could dramatically indicated that control of 24 million raise the standard of living of the average people would once again pass from father North Korean. The country does have to son. North Korea is one of only two resources; it is mountainous and possesses remaining unreconstructed communist potential to be a major center of mining and countries in the world, the other being heavy industry in Asia. Cuba, and is by far the more repressive. Kim If it would open its economy up to Jong-Un, the youngest son of the current private investment, those resources could be leader, Kim Jong-Il, will inherit a country exploited and the famine conditions, which being hollowed out by nearly two decades of have gripped the country since the 1990s, food shortages, yet propped up by fanatical could be alleviated through imports. isolationism, the world’s fourth largest What should the U.S. policy be in this time military and a handful of as-yet-unlaunchable of transition? The principle concern should nuclear weapons. be for our South Korean partner. Though I The main question analysts of North think civil war in North Korea is unlikely, it Korea, especially those in the South, are is possible. asking concerns the stability of the country Ever since Kim Jong-Il instituted military, following the rise of yet another member of rather than party rule, in a policy called the Kim family. Songun (Military First), the country has Countries like China essentially been run by and South Korea are the army. If rival generals concerned that without perceive Kim Jong-Un as The country itself is run by a Kim Jong-Il’s leadership weak, they may seize the bureaucracy, which more or the North will simply opportunity to stage a coup, less exists to perpetuate its own implode and a flood of leading to infighting in the refugees will seek asylum existence. Therefore, without army. and state resources. The U.S. should contain outside influence the hand-over Some estimates put the this conflict within North of power is likely to lead to no cost of reunification of Korea, rather than getting the North and South pulled in to it. change. costing the South If a civil war should occur, Korean state $1 trillion the victor could attempt USD, nearly an entire to consolidate domestic year of that country’s GDP. support by attacking the South — an Therefore, despite decades of rhetoric about outcome that must be deterred, for obvious reuniting the Korean peninsula, the South reasons. The chaos would allow for American really has no interest in doing so. forces to strike North Korean nuclear plants Fortunately, the odds of North Korea and other military production centers, simply imploding are slim. Though bizarre however, an opportunity, which should not be and nightmarish, North Korea is a stable missed. place. More likely than that, however, is that the The country itself is run by a bureaucracy, new Kim follows in the footsteps of his elders. which more or less exists to perpetuate its North Koreans will continue to starve and own existence. Therefore, without outside be sent to prison camps, while those lucky influence the hand-over of power is likely to enough to be escape will attempt to make lead to no change. new lives in China or the South. The newest Kim will treat the place as his The existence of North Korea, which is personal property, just like his father and unquestionably the most repressive state in grandfather before him. the post-War era, is a black mark on 20th He will maintain a large standing army, century history. probably attempt to build a few more We should take comfort in the fact that it nuclear weapons and launch a missile, which cannot be sustained forever, eventually the will inevitably crash into the ocean, every regime will crumble under its own corruption couple of years when he wants to get in the and internal inconsistencies. Sadly, many international newspapers. more of its citizens will die before this occurs. There is no chance of democratic reforms, the state will continue to enslave its citizens Matt Moran is a junior history major from because it can get away with it. Pittsburgh, Penn.

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resurgence, as students are now able to hide behind technology and insult their peers, with little or no consequence. Whether it is cyber bullying, homosexual targeting or classical lunch money knuckle headed dominance, something needs to be done. We cannot sit idly by and let this epidemic continue to grow. Action needs to be taken to protect young lives. Schools need to be cognoscente of the presence of bullying. Universities need to listen when students ask for help. If nothing else, people need to listen. Bullying isn’t going to go away because we tell it to. In fact, bullying may never go away, no matter how hard we try to fight it. There will always be bigoted and immature individuals in the world that feel that they are for some reason superior to someone else and therefore have a right to insult them. All we can do is try to intervene and listen. Listen to the cries for help. Listen to the nervous parents. Listen to your peers. And we may be able to save lives in the process.

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Comics would play an unusual role in politics

Figures like Colbert and Stewart bring a fresh voice to the tired political arena

people would categorize the show as pure comedy and overly liberal, Colbert and the conservative lion, Bill O’Reilly, made some valid points and represented both sides of the political spectrum very well. O’Reilly made an appearance on the show in order to talk about the upcoming Jon Stewart rally on Washington. Wait a second. Let’s think about this for a second. Rallies in D.C? Testifying before Congress? It seems like it would only take some creative motivational talking to push one of these political comics to run for a seat in Congress. Congress would be the perfect battleground for these bright and eloquent figures. Jimmy Hornstein They would bring star power to the Staff columnist usually very boring and droll Congressional debates. Far more importantly, each one of was watching Jon Stewart the other day these personalities has a strong and growing on Comedy Central number of followers who and couldn’t help would tune in more often but remember the 2006 and with greater interest. (Comics) would bring star movie Man of the Year. In People listen when these power to the usually very the movie, Robin Williams men talk, something plays the role of a political boring and droll Congressional that is becoming less and comedian who jokingly runs debates. Far more importantly less common with the for president. politicians of today. These each one of these personalities His character ends up comics are able to use winning the vaunted has a strong and growing humor and wit to tackle position due to a voting the most controversial of number of followers who would machine error. political issues, a useful tune in more often and with The reason this episode and popular tactic. Often made me recollect this show greater interest. politicians are so safe was Stewart was offering his in their seat that they opinion on a fellow political speak with grandiose comedian, Stephen Colbert. propaganda and often fail to even read the The reason Colbert recently gained headlines bill or law that they might be signing into was due to his testimony in front of Congress law. in which he detailed his “expertise” on the For those readers who laugh at the very working conditions of migrant farm workers. suggestion of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Of course Colbert is no expert on the subject or Bill O’Reilly, I think it is completely and he all but acknowledged this fact several plausible suggestion because not only are times when he talked about his one day they experienced in dealing with questionable working on the farm. However, Stewart was politicians but both their day job and their rightfully applauding Colbert for mocking the elected positions would depend on their argument of illegal workers working in the political knowledge and skill. fields. Plus they would be motivated to represent Stewart was also supporting Colbert and their constituents well due to their former bashing Congressmen around the Hill, positions as critics specifically for their outrage over why Colbert was allowed to supposedly “waste” their time Jimmy Hornstein is a sophomore from Lincoln, with his jokes and antics. Although some R.I.

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SG officers are more Safety: Student harassed than simple figureheads while studying in library

Described as one of their biggest responsibilities of the year by both Halpern and Patel, this year’s There was a fire behind Student Government PLC was themed “Living a Balanced Life on a President Natalie Halpern’s brown eyes the morning Vibrant Campus,” according to the events itinerary. The event was attended by 80 people representof Oct. 4, as the tanned Georgia native discussed ing a myriad of student organizations as well as the her goals for Student Government this year. The senior’s biggest goals for the year: making faculty and members of the administration. Both Halpern and Patel called the event a huge Student Government as transparent as possible and success, providing a great opportunity for organizamaking lasting positive changes to campus life. “I want to make a tangible difference to campus,” tion leaders to network and get to know administrators. Halpern said. “I want to be After the conference, Halpable to come back in 20 years “I want to make a tangible ern expressed her desires for the and see students benefiting difference to campus.” general student body to underfrom something I helped stand that the all-to-often vilified create.” Natalie Halpern administration is there for the Within the few short SG President students to use and to learn from. months that she’s been in The administration wouldn’t office, Halpern has already exist without students. made impressive progress Halpern related that when they don’t adhere to the towards changing campus life by helping usher the idea of the “Party Barn” through the proper student body’s expressed interest, “It’s not because they don’t want to, but because they can’t, either administrative channels. Halpern isn’t alone in her high aspirations to for legal or financial reasons.” Despite their enthusiasm for the coming year create a lasting impact on campus life either. Other executive officers share her aspirations to improve and their pleasures about the achievement’s they’ve campus life in a manner that represents the desires attained, all three lamented that one of Student Government’s greatest problems has been making of a changing student population. But there’s a problem: Many students have a the student body aware of what they’re dong. Patel provided examples of Student Government’s feeling of low efficacy when it comes to Student presence on campus that isn’t widely recognized, Government issues. This is a problem that Halpern along with Speaker citing events such as “Puppies on the Quad” and of the House, senior Seth Williford, and Chief of other “Random Acts of Fun” that fall under her office’s responsibility, like the gelato stand that made Staff, junior Nilam Patel, want to solve. Williford, a charismatic, political science major an appearance on campus last semester. In efforts to better inform the student body of with the swagger of a long-standing career politician says, “If I could say one thing, it would be to their goings-on, Williford mentioned that there is please come talk to us. If you have an idea and you an ongoing discussion about hosting open-forum discussions where students will be able to participate want to see it enacted, please talk to us.” Filling a responsbility that was described to him in Student Government decision making. This comes in conjunction with members of the by former SG President and current Presidential Fellow Jermyn Davis as “Drama Coordinator,” Wil- Executive Branch beginning to hold office hours, liford’s chief responsibilities include residing over where members of the general student body will the legislative branch and acting as a liaison between be able to have one-on-one time with their elected officials and express their complaints or congratuthe legislative branch and the executive branch. Patel, an energetic, history major from Roanoke lations. Keeping a changing student body happy may be Va., made a similar statement saying, “If you want a difficult task, but the members of the Executive to get something done, we’ll get it done.” In efforts to better connect campus organizations branch seem hopeful for the coming year and the with one another and to promote communication projects that are already underway. With a strong belief that Student Government with university officials, Patel aided Halpern in organizing the 25th Annual Presidents’ Leader- exists to benefit their peers, expect changes that as ship Conference (PLC) held in her hometown of Williford says, will “Make Student Government more reflective of the student body.” Roanoke, Va.

the Wake Forest community never received a Crime Alert regarding this incident. Even Lock said she was unaware of the assault, calling it a on the top floor that afternoon, she was sur- “real surprise.” University Police declined to respond to sevprised when a man appeared from behind the eral requests for interviews. bookshelves. While campus officials claim that measures The man then sat down across from her and are being taken to decrease theft, currently this kicked her foot underneath the desk. Disturbed by his strange and unusual behav- does not include increased surveillance. The library has requested increased funds, but ior, the young woman packed up her bags and headed back to her room in North Campus, Lock says there’s only so much they can do with only to return to the fifth floor of the library a limited budget. One of the system’s casualties is the absence of later that evening where she tried to finish her security cameras anywhere in the building. work. Officials claim that they are waiting for a budHowever, at around 10 p.m., she was startled get proposal to be approved. again by a noise during a break in her music. But Lock says she does not expect to see camShe noticed a man sitting on the floor beside her, wearing a striped polo shirt and khaki eras installed before the end of the fiscal year. In the meantime, the library staff and campus shorts, starring at her with an “evil grin” and police have also arranged a “look of fixation,” she defor officers to make nightscribed. ly patrols of the library The victim recognized the during late night study man as the same man who “In an effort to provide timely nohours. had harassed her earlier that tice to the Wake Forest community, “To minimize threats we day. realize it’s better to have She then dialed Univer- and in the event of a serious incisomeone physically walksity Police to report the in- dent which may pose an on-going ing through the building cident. threat to members of the Wake as opposed to just sitting The man fled the scene, at the exit desk,” Locke but despite her call to the Forest community, a blast e-mail explains. police and description of Crime Alert is sent to all students Locke is also campaignthe intruder’s profile, cam- and employees on campus.” ing for students to “up” pus officials were unable to 2009 WFU Crime their own safety measures. stop the man before he es“If you monitor your caped the building. and Fire Report own stuff, you don’t have By the time the student to worry about being a reached the front desk, she victim.” was informed that a man “Make it a habit to realize when we’re putting fitting the description she just gave had just left ourselves in a situation and (it will) keep us on the building. He had walked out the front door without guard.” Shultz agrees, urging students to “be more even being noticed. Although the incident was filed as an assault proactive and less reactive.” Both the University Police and library staff in the 2010 Daily Crime & Fire Report, it was not considered “serious” enough to deserve continue to work with students to maintain a safe studying environment. campus-wide notification. Though, there is certainly room for improve“In an effort to provide timely notice to the Wake Forest community, and in the event of a ment from all parties to ensure the community’s serious incident which may pose an on-going security on campus. After her experience, the student reflected, threat to members of the Wake Forest community, a blast e-mail Crime Alert is sent to “We feel like we’re in a bubble. You’d think all students and employees on campus,” the nothing could happen…(but) things are going 2009 Crime and Fire Report states. However, on here.”

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Local turned law professor gives advice to prospective lawyers on gender equality By Katie Phillips | Staff writer

The law school lecture series, “Conversation with …” commenced its 11th year with Professor Ann Scales of the College of Law at University of Denver. Scales, also a practicing lawyer, has been a professor for nearly 30 years at universities including University of New Mexico, University of Iowa, Boston College, University of British Columbia, University of Colorado and UNC-Chapel Hill. “Conversation with …” is a series sponsored by the law school to bring distinguished lawyers to campus for a unique and personal conversation about their lives in the law. As part of the event, law students are able to hear interesting and often surprising details about the lawyer’s life, career and path that brought them to the present. Previous lawyers featured in the lecture series include U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards and our own Dean Blake Morant. Scales spent a majority of her youth in WinstonSalem after moving from Oklahoma with her family. Filled with a humorous spirit, Scales told the audience of her experience as a rodeo queen in Oklahoma. “(It) can relate to the law, because it was good practice for trampling on people,” she said. Scales attended R.J. Reynolds High School and spent a lot of time on the university campus. Her father, James R. Scales, was the president of the university from 1968-83. Anne Scales, however, made a name for herself quickly after leaving Winston-Salem for college. After receiving her bachelor’s from Wellesley College, Scales received her juris doctor from Harvard University. At Harvard she became the founder of the first Harvard Women’s Law Journal. From there, Scales said, “I went somewhere I never thought I would be after getting a law degree from Harvard: Wall Street.” She was hired by a firm and placed on the team that represented Ford Motor Company in the Pinto case of the 1970s.

This placement changed her career forever. “One day I woke up and found myself feeling sorry for Ford,” Scales said. “This is when I quit and joined an all-women law firm in Beverly Hills.” Scales worked for a time as a celebrity divorce lawyer with a focus on race and sex discrimination. These experiences sparked a deep interest in equal rights and furthered her feminist views. Scales then took a teaching position in Iowa. “The university was looking for a scholar of feminist civil rights, and there honestly were not very many in our country in the 1980s.” It was here where Scales discovered her love of teaching law plus, she states, it gives her the flexibility to choose cases and truly work for her clients. Since then, Scales has participated in landmark equality cases involving women’s rights in abortion (the New Mexico Equal Rights Amendment), which served as an example for 14 more states across the country. She has also worked in women’s rights specifically with regards to pornography, turning it into a “harm-based issue.” She also worked on the team that brought more women’s events into the Olympics during the 1980s .

Before this case in the early 1980s, there were 40 percent fewer female events in the Olympics than male events. This was an issue of significant controversy for many years. Scales, a recent breast cancer survivor, has begun work on the chemical fault behind a series of gender-focused cancers (particularly cervical and testicular). She and others are attempting to shift the responsilbity to chemical companies in order to prove the innoncence of victims. She ended the conversation with advice for the inspired law students: “Don’t do work you hate or work that makes you unhappy. Also don’t do evil work.” Once again Scales instilled her love of teaching into the minds of the students in the audience, reminding them that although it can be tough, school is a time for upward growth. “I am so privileged to teach law ... because I love law (there, I said it),” she said. “Law school (and other school for that matter) does not have to be endured … this is the best time of your lives; it is a singing, dancing, laughing time.” Overall, Scales provides law students, especially females, with encouragement to pursue gender equality in the courtroom and off.

Rake Forest supports more than clean lawns

The actual event took place in four neighborhoods close to campus: Rosedale Circle, HarOn Oct. 5, students and faculty participated mony Avenue, Friendship Circle and Polo Road. The coordinators of the event called ahead bein the first annual Rake Forest event as part of homecoming week. The event was sponsored fore coming to the people’s houses and gained by the Residence Life and Housing Association permission to clean their yards and rake leaves. Many of those living in the houses were elderly (RLHA) along with the Pro Humanitate Center and was intended to be a way of fostering com- individuals not able to physically perform the munity spirit and embrace the pro humanitate tasks and in one house resided a blind man. The first groups set out for Roseideals. dale Circle where they encountered “The purpose of the event was to show appreciation for those who “It was great not only many messy yards to clean. Much of the work consisted of not only live in and around campus,” Matt to help out Wake raking leaves, but of pulling weeds Imboden, assistant coordinator and sticks from the yards. of RLHA who along with Ashley Forest, but to be conFrom there, groups headed to Jones came up with the idea in the nected to the Winstonhouses on the remaining streets bespring of last year, said. Salem community.” fore heading back on campus. The event started out at the Ashley Packett Overall, the event was a success. Wingate Picnic area behind Wait RLHA hopes that the event can Chapel where a tent was set up to Sophomore grow in the coming years in order encourage oncoming students to to make a difference in the comcome and participate in the event. munity. Many students who parThose who signed up for the event received a free long sleeve T-shirt with ticipated had a similar feeling after taking part in “Rake Forest” embodied on the front along with the event. “It was great not only to help out Wake Forest, but to be connected to the Winston-Salem snacks as a thank you for their participation. Students received the necessary cleaning sup- community,” sophomore Ashley Packett said. Most of the students and faculty who participlies such as gardening gloves and rakes for the yard work that would be performed. Students pated said they would come out again for the and faculty traveled in packs of four to five in event and hope others will get involved in order order to be efficient and organized in the clearing to make all of Winston-Salem a better place and show the neighbors of the university our thanks. process. By Vidur Kukreja | Staff writer

Photo Courtesy of Matthew Imboden

Six university students are all smiles as they partake in a favorite fall pastime of raking leaves for campus neighbors.

A mind is responsible

for the traffic light, the blood bank, ice cream, peanut butter, the doorknob, the microphone, the elevator, clothes dryer, lawn mower, pacemaker, the typewriter, guided missile, mailbox, the air conditioner, automatic transmission, curtain rod, baby carriage, lawn sprinkler, fountain pen, dust pan, the hand stamp, first open-heart surgery, cataract laser, fire extinguisher, doorstop, home security camera, the golf tee, fire escape, potato chip, food preservation, synthesized cortisone, the guitar, railroad telegraphy, envelope seal, printing press, bicycle frame, rocket catapult, insect destroyer gun, ice cream scoop, window cleaner, laser fuels, folding chair, gas mask, mop, refrigerator, pressing comb, urinalysis machine, door lock, electric cutoff switch, telephone transmitter, stair-climbing wheelchair, hairbrush, egg beater, eye protector, electric lamp bulb, biscuit cutter, chamber commode, almanac, horse shoe, lunch pail, motor, lantern, key chain, furniture caster, ironing board, sugar-refining system, lemon squeezer, portable weighing scales, wrench, airplane propeller, ore bucket, steam boiler, portable x-ray machine, cotton chopper fertilizer, street sweeper, cattle-roping apparatus, spark plug, galoshes, casketlowering device, clothes wringer, disrail car coupling, riding saddles, and so on and so on. The list is endless. Indeed, it’s time to stop and celebrate the fact that each and every one of the wonderful innovations mentioned here came from the mind. The mind of an African American. By supporting minority education, you keep open the possibility of tomorrow’s great ideas. Because of all the things that the human mind has created, perhaps the most amazing is the one that has yet to be created. And that possibility is

a terrible thing to waste.

To support and to learn more about great African American innovators, please visit us at www.uncf.org or call 1-800-332-UNCF.

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Aubrey Bledsoe: Freshman Soccer Goalkeeper has started every game this season and had two shutout games against UNCW and Kentucky. Page B2.

{ UPCOMING GAMES } FOOTBALL: 10/9 v. Navy 10/16 @ Virginia Tech 10/30 @ Maryland WOMEN’S SOCCER: 10/7 v. N.C. State 10/10 @ Miami 10/14 @ Virginia Tech FIELD HOCKEY: 10/10 @ Michigan State 10/13 v. Radford 10/23 @ Virginia MEN’S SOCCER: 10/8 @ North Carolina 10/12 @ William & Mary 10/16 v. NC State CROSS COUNTRY: 10/15 Panorama Farms 10/30 ACCChampionships 11/5 Hokie Open Race MEN’S GOLF: 10/15 Tenn.Intercollegiate 10/16 Tenn.Intercollegiate 10/17 Tenn.Intercollegiate

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Tony Woods pleads guilty to assault By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

Junior basketball player Tony Woods pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to misdemeanor assault on a female and as part of a plea agreement Chief District Judge William Reingold dismissed two misdemeanor charges. Woods apologized for fracturing his girlfriend, Courtney Loreln Barbour’s, lower lumbar spine during the Labor Day incident at the apartment they shared at 222 Bethabara Hills Ct. in Forsyth County District Court. “I would like to make it known that I am deeply sorry, and I regret what happened,” Woods said in Forsyth District Court. “I responded poorly to the situation.” In exchange for Woods’ pleading guilty the district attorney dropped the other misdemeanor charges, assault inflicting serious injury and assault in the presence of a child.

Woods was given a suspended 60-day jail sentence, meaning that if he does not break the law during that period then they will not serve any jail time. Additionally, he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service, ordered to participate in anger management classes, pay a $100 fine and be screened for drug and alcohol abuse. Woods, the 20-year-old 6-foot-11inch center from Rome, Ga., has been suspended indefinitely from the basketball team. “Our position hasn’t changed as of yet for Woods,” Assistant Director of Media Relations, Scott Wortman, said in an interview. “As of right now he is still suspended indefinitely.” According to court testimony from Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Martin, Woods and Barbour started arguing while in the bedroom of their

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Junior Tony Woods shoots free-throw shots last season against Georgia Tech.

Tailgating 101

VOLLEYBALL: 10/8 v. NC State 10/15 @ Virginia Tech 10/17 @ Virginia WOMEN’S GOLF: 10/8 Lady Tar Heel Invit. 10/9 Lady Tar Heel Invit. 10/10 Lady Tar Heel Invit.

By Hailey Robbins | Staff writer Tailgating is a key component to any sporting event, and with football season in full force, there are many factors to having the most “frat-tastic” tailgate ever.

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Mike Ilitch rumored to be in talks to purchase Pistons

Food – and good food at that – hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeque, cheese and crackers, dip, etc. Look at any tailgate in the visitor lots and their tailgates are mostly food and snacks. Look at the most highly populated tailgates in the student section and sure enough, they are the ones featuring strapping young men slaving over a fiery grill, flipping burgers and barbeque. There are a few reasons these tailgates are always the best – reason one being that they smell the best, reason two being they usually have the most effort put behind them and reason three, drunk people, as most tend to be at tailgates, love food.

The Detroit Pistons will likely be sold to Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch. The Associated Press reported that the parties were negotiating financial terms. Despite Forbes valuing the team at $479 million with a weak economy, the threat of an NBA lockout next year and a motivated seller, Karen Davidson, likely means the price will be lower. Ilitch, the Little Caesars pizza mogul, said he was motivated to buy the Pistons in order to ensure that another buyer didn’t move the franchise out of Detroit. If the sale goes through, the 81-yearold Ilitch would be the only person currently to own and control teams in three of North America’s four major professional leagues. Ted Turner has owned three teams in the past.

Games – Nothing beats playing games before watching one. Corn hole, for one, is a perfect addition to any tailgate. A football to pass between friends is also a great way to get into the football spirit, putting yourself in the game before it even starts. Like food, drunk people also love games that are easy to play. Drinks – a nice assortment of them at that. Take that statement as you may, however, a few key players would probably lay in sodas, juice, beer and booze. Please keep in mind if you choose for those drinks to be alcoholic, you might want to skip to the last tip now, and then come back to me here. For those of you under 21, the necessary public service announcement is that if you are not 21, you cannot legally drink and thus the best way to not get in trouble is to not drink. However, being a senior in college, I recognize that this is a highly unlikely occurrence. Be careful, and please drink responsibly. Sincerely, your mom.

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Attire – Dressing properly for the tailgate itself, can be almost as important as bringing the right additions in the form of food, drink and games! For my lovely ladies, please pull out your brightest sundress, pearls and headbands and channel your inner Blair Waldorf. However, please, for the sake of your feet, leave the high heels at home.

number of seasons Tony da Luz has coached the team average number of shots per game this year

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{ SPORTS WORDS } “I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people’s accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man’s failures.”

~Earl Warren Former Supreme Court Justice

Lebron and Gilbert fight is not an issue of race By Calais Zagarow | Staff writer

In a recent interview with CNN’s Soledad Obrien, LeBron James and his adviser Maverick Carter suggested that race was a reason for media flack in the aftermath of ESPN’s “The Decision” special. “There’s always – you know – a race factor,” James said. “(Race) definitely played a role in some of the stuff coming out of the media and things that were written, for sure,” Carter said. However, their discussion of race and “The Decision” ended there. They did not elaborate, provide context, or give examples, just a straight up, arbitrary toss of the race card. I doubt we will ever know what other than the fact that they are African-American would have brought James and Carter to that conclusion. Yet, as a sports fan that developed my negative opinion of “The Decision” hype on my own color-blind volition, I felt the need to get to the bottom of this.

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Junior Anna Nosenko has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Cross Country Co-Performer of the Week. Nosenko placed first overall for the Demon Deacons on Friday at the Charlotte Invitational in her first race of the season. Nosenko She crossed the finish line in 16:38.4, fourteen seconds ahead of the second place finisher. The Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine native led the Demon Deacons to a third place overall finish out of 25 teams at the meet.

I performed a sort of content analysis on the media attention that “LeBronathon,” also known as “LeBrachelor,” received before and after the television special and I could only find one potential scenario that could explain James’ and Carter’s comments. Humor me. LeBron James is reading an anthology of Civil Warera propaganda while hanging out in South Beach, Fla. You know, just to brush up on a little anti-slavery rhetoric. James checks his iPhone to find what appears to be a sweet farewell letter from Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. “Oh, how nice! It’s even written in Comic Sans!” giggles James as he reads the note. “Wait a minute … Gilbert is publicly belittling and threatening me. He is calling me a narcissistic deserter. He is treating me like I am a slave and he, my slave master!” Yes. Reverend Jesse Jackson actually suggested this. Don’t believe me? Check out the press release distributed by Jackson’s Chicago-based civil rights group, the Rainbow PUSH, just after Gilbert’s letter went online.

In the release, Jackson is quoted saying, “Gilbert speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cavaliers. His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave.” Now don’t get me wrong. I love a good new school application of an old school political motif. But slavery? Really Rev. Jackson? This is basketball. And while I understand that racial issues are evident if not pervasive in the worlds of sports and broadcast television, race was the last thing we were thinking about when we watched “The Decision” or read Gilbert’s letter. Or maybe I should speak for myself; I was far too distracted by Gilbert’s ridiculous choice of font to digest the content of the message. In all seriousness, I know that I am one of the last people on Earth that could ever rightfully explain an African-American man’s thoughts on race. I am admittedly the opposite of an African-American man and therefore could not even begin to truly see things through LeBron James’ eyes.

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By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor Aubrey Bledsoe is the talented freshman goalkeeper who had started for the Deacons’ in all of their first five games in net. Thus far she has earned a shutout against Kentucky in the ACC/SEC Challenge and a shutout in her first collegiate game against UNC-Wilmington Aug. 20. When and why did you start playing soccer? I started playing rec soccer when I was four for fun with my neighbor. I joined a club team when I was nine and I’ve loved it ever since. Why did you chose to come play at Wake Forest? I chose Wake Forest because it offers a great combination of academics and athletics. I also loved the campus, the coaching staff and wanted to play in the ACC. How has soccer at Wake Forest been different than your experiences in high school? It is a lot faster paced than high school. College players are much more skilled one-on-one and can hit harder and better placed shots. Why is being a goalie different than any other position on the field? It doesn’t require much endurance but you’ve got to be quick and explosive. It also involves a lot of jumping and concentration. Field players get a lot of touches in the game whereas I might never touch the ball but still have to be ready for anything that could come my way.

What do you think makes the soccer team unique here at Wake Forest? I think we have really good team chemistry. Everyone seems to genuinely care for each other. We like spending time together off the field and get along well. How would you characterize your experience playing in the ACC thus far? The ACC is a tough conference. You have to compete in each game. We’ve focused on knowing our opponents inside and out and it has paid off so far. Do you think that as a goalie you have added pressure to perform or make the save? Goals are generally blamed on the goalkeeper but soccer is a team sport and the ball had to go past the other 10 players before me. I think I’m under the same amount of pressure as the rest of the team, I just have to take more responsibility for the goals we give up. What do you anticipate in the future for your soccer career in the ACC? Hopefully an we will win an ACC Championship. What ACC team has presented itself as the biggest threat this season? All the teams in the ACC are threats. North Carolina is always one of the top teams. Boston College, Virginia and Maryland will also be big games.

What has been the most challenging aspect of your time at Wake Forest thus far? Balancing my schedule. I have to manage my time between practices and studying and also try to get a good amount of sleep. If for some reason tomorrow you were no longer able to play, what would you aspire to? I had a bad hand injury in the beginning of the year and went through a lot of therapy for it. Since then I’ve wanted to be an occupational or physical therapist. Do you feel like being a Division I athlete requires you to make a lot of social or personal sacrifices? I definitely don’t have much free time at all. My social life isn’t the greatest, but if I didn’t think it was worth it I wouldn’t be here. Is there a particular professional athlete that you have looked up to throughout your career? An athlete that I look up to is Tim Tebow. I really respect the way he carries himself. He’s a true leader and role model. Who has been the most supportive person in your life throughout your career? My parents have definitely supported me throughout my life. They come to most all my games and have driven down here many times this season. I’ve also had some great goalkeeper trainers. Craig Salvati and the coaches here have really helped me develop as a player.

What do you find to be the biggest challenge in training? The biggest challenge for me is treating each practice like I would a game. I’ve got to be focused for each drill and be consistent. Regardless of what else is going on in my life I have to concentrate and improve each day. What are your personal and team goals for this season? Right now we’re focused on winning an ACC Championship. Personally I’d like to get more shutouts, but winning is most important and the shutouts will come. What do you find the most exciting part of soccer? I love close games with lots of pressure. They are a lot of fun to play in and make winning feel even better. Why and how did you chose to become a goalkeeper? I’m not really sure, probably because it involved the least amount of running. It’s a position where you have to be very athletic and work every muscle. I was good at it as a kid and I’ve stuck with it over the years. Is there added pressure during games from being a freshman? Not really, once the game starts it doesn’t matter what grade you’re in, we’re all expected to perform and compete.


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Deacs lose in final minutes to Georgia Tech By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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Despite being on our fourth quarterback and a new defense, the football team lead over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the majority of the game, only losing 24-20 in the final minute of the fourth. “It’s disappointing. The thing that would have been disappointing is if they would have gone down the field to kick a field goal to tie, but to go the entire length of the field to win it is more disappointing,” Head Coach Jim Grobe said about the last-minute, heartbreaking loss. “You have to give credit to them. I thought Josh Nesbitt did a really nice job.” Nesbitt, last season’s firstteam All-ACC quarterback, rallied Georgia Tech from a 17-9 fourth-quarter deficit with three straight scoring drives. After completing five passes in the first three quarJones ters, Nesbitt completed five on a 69-yard drive in the final two minutes. Wake Forest fell to 2-3 and 1-2 in the ACC with its third straight loss. While, Georgia Tech improved to 3-2 and 2-1 in the ACC. “I thought Sky (Jones) did some really good things tonight. I thought he threw the ball well at times,” Grobe said. “Obviously, he doesn’t have a lot of experience so he makes mistakes, but I was pleased with Sky.” Wake Forest falls to 13-5 in home night games and had its streak of six straight home night victories snapped by the loss to Georgia Tech. The loss is also the fourth straight Deacon loss to Georgia Tech in regular season games. “They did what they needed to do” Grobe said. “I’m very disappointed that we weren’t able to keep them bottled up a little bit better in the throw game.”

The Wake Forest defense held Georgia Teach to over 100 yards below its season total rushing yard average. The Deacs gave up 209 rushing and 130 passing yards to Georgia Tech during the Oct. 2 game. “I’m disappointed we had three quarterbacks get hurt tonight,” Grobe said. “Ted (Stachitas) got hurt early, then Brendan Cross got hurt and then Sky hurt his foot down on the goal line. We were having to work on him just to get him back out on the field. I don’t know what it’s going to take to find someone that’s durable enough to make it through a football game.” Freshman Nikita Whitlock, junior Gelo Orange, senior Hunter Haynes and freshman Daniel Mack all recorded career-highs in tackles. Haynes had 13, Whitlock had 10 and Mack and Orange both had six. “They are extremely athletic. Guys like Nikita Whitlock, Gelo Orange, Tristan Dorty and Kyle Wilber. They’re really fast players and they were able to read and diagnose and do some damage,” senior linebacker Hunter Haynes said. The Yellow Jackets took an early 3-0 lead on the Deacons when Scott Blair kicked a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter. “(Blair) made some big field goals. He went out was as solid as could be,” Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Johnson said. “The last two kickoffs weren’t very good, but the field goals were great.” Later in the first quarter, the Deacons would respond by going 77 yards in seven plays to tie the game on a 20-yard field goal by Jimmy Newman. Wake would extend their lead to 10-3 in the second quarter going 57 yards in 12 plays, finished off by a 1-yard fourth down touchdown run by junior Brandon Pendergrass. Georgia Tech would respond with less than a minute left in the half on a 45-yard field goal by Blair making the game 10-6. “Ted (Stachitas) was the starter but he had some bruised ribs so coach made sure to give me a bunch of reps because you never know what can happen,” junior quarterback Skylar Jones said.

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Junior Cameron Ford flies through the air during the 24-20 loss against Georgia Tech Oct. 2.

Lady Deacons regain momentum after win over Cali By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer

Wake Forest California

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Sophomore midfielder Lizzie Rae dribbles past a California player during the Lady Deacs 5-1 victory over the Bears Oct. 3.

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Despite the Wake Forest field hockey squad’s hope for redemption after a 5-0 loss against No. 2 Tar Heels on Sept. 3, the Demon Deacons fell yet again to Chapel Hill on Saturday, Oct. 2, with a 5-1 loss. Historically, the Tar Heels are 34-19-4 against the Deacons, including a 14-7-1 record on their home turf in Chapel Hill. Taking an early command in the first half, Tar Heel Elizabeth Stephens scored unassisted after weaving from the right side of the field and through the Deacon defense to find the front of the goal. Chapel Hill continued pressure to further their lead, but sophomore goalkeeper Kaitlyn Ruhf made three saves in the first nine minutes of the game. Off of a rebounded save, UNC’s Katie Ardrey scored making it 2-0. The Deacons had two penalty corner opportunities, but Tar Heel goalie Jackie Kintzer blocked a shot by junior midfielder Lauren Greenwald. To conclude the half, North Carolina’s Caitlin Van Sickle scored her eighth goal of the season off of a save made by Ruhf.

The second half got off to a rocky start when Taryn Gjurich scored within the first two minutes of the half with an assist by Elizabeth Stephens. Eager to post a number on the board, senior midfield Emily Cummings scored her first goal of the season to end a potential shutout for Carolina. Off of a penalty corner at 58:39 inserted by Chapel Hill’s Elizabeth Drazdowski passed to Caitlin Van Sickle, whose shot was blocked by Ruhf. However, Katie Plyler found the rebound and scored the fifth goal for the Tar Heels. While the Tar Heels outshot the Demon Deacons Adams 23-4, Carolina also had 10 penalty corners while the Deacs had a total of four. Wake Forest keeper Ruhf had seven saves and leads the ACC in saves, averaging 5.70 per game. The Oct. 3rd contest against California, the four-game losing streak was broken when the Deacons defeated the Bears with 5-1 victory. In the first 20 minutes of the game, both teams failed to convert off of pen-

alty corners until 21:27 when Greenwald scored her third goal of the season with assists from senior Emily Cummings and junior Faith Adams. Less than four minutes later, freshman Kari Walkley scored unassisted by beating the keeper after collecting a deflected ball. In hoping to take an even stronger lead, Adams inserted the ball to Greenwald on a penalty corner who faked a shot and fed the ball right back to Adams, who had a perfect shot from the top of the circle. Executing beautiful field transitioning, junior Adelaide Knott crossed the ball to Kari Walkley, who then found Adams wide-open in front of the cage ready to score sixth goal of the season. In the second half, Cal’s Jordan O’Reilly had a fastbreak and crossed the ball to teammate Megan Shimojima for the Bears’ only goal of the game. Ten minutes later, Adams completed her hat trick off of a rebounded shot by teammate Greenwald during a penalty corner. Junior goalkeeper Bronwen Gainsford made two saves. Wake Forest was presented with eight penalty corners, while Cal only had three. The Demon Deacons now have a 7-5 record and will travel to No. 6 Michigan State at 1 p.m. Oct. 10.

Woods: Basketball player receives suspended jail sentence

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apartment with their 8-month-old son, while their mothers were in the living room. As the argument escalated Woods attempted to pick up his son and leave. Barbour tried to get the child back, but Woods kicked her and pushed her away. Barbour’s mother told police that when she entered the bedroom Woods had drawn back behind his head in a fist as if to hit Barbour again but didn’t, Martin said. Police recalled that Barbour had no visible signs of injury when they arrived at the scene, but Bar-

bour later went to the hospital and was treated for Originally, Woods was charged with misdemeanor injuries related to the assault. charges: assault inflicting serious injury, assault on Since the incident, Barbour a female and assault inflicting has withdrawn from the uniserious injury in the presence “I would like to make it known versity and is raising her son of a minor. These three miswith her parents at their home demeanor charges carried a that I am deeply sorry, and I near Washington, DC. possible sentence anywhere regret what happened.” Martin, when asked by Reinfrom probation to 20 months Tony Woods gold, said that Barbour didn’t in prison. Junior want Woods punished but Woods, who was arrested wanted him to get counseling following the incident, wrote and anger-management treata promissory note and was ment and that she was embarrassed about what released into the custody of his lawyer, Mike Grace, happened. without serving any time in the Forsyth County Jail

Wake Forest to play Notre Dame at BB&T Field next season The university and the University of Notre Dame have agreed to a home-and-home football series beginning with Notre Dame’s visit to BB&T Field on Nov. 5, 2011. Wake Forest will play a game in South Bend on Nov. 7, 2015. The university and Notre Dame also have agreed to play in South Bend on Nov. 17, 2012. “This is an excellent opportunity for our football program to compete against one of the moststoried football programs in the nation,” Wake Forest Director of Athletics Ron Wellman said Sept. 30.

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despite it being standard procedure for the alleged offender to be placed in jail with no bond allowed for at least 48 hours. Coach Jeff Bzdelik said that Woods was suspended Sept. 13 to give him the opportunity to devote his time to the case. “It is also important that Tony (Woods) have the necessary time to maintain his good academic standing,” Bzdelik said. 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.

Former men’s soccer player called up to US National Team

Women’s soccer players named National co-players of the week

Former men’s soccer player, Michael Parkhurst, was among 20 players called up to the full U.S. Men’s National Team, by Head Coach Bob Bradley. Parkhurst has eight caps for the U.S. National Team. A native of Providence, R.I., Parkhurst most recently played for the U.S. at the 2009 Gold Cup. He was also a member of the team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Parkhurst is currently a member of FC Nordsjaelland in the Danish Superliga. He has started seven games this season. Parkhurst was a member of the men’s soccer team from 2002-04.

Wake Forest freshman forwards Rachel Nuzzolese and Katie Stengel were named National Co-Players of the Week by TopDrawerSoccer for their performances against Duke and Clemson. Nuzzolese was also named one of CollegeSoccer360.com’s Primetime Performers of the Week this week. Stengel was previously named the ACC Player of the Week of Aug. 30 and was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer team of the week for the same period. Nuzzolese was named one of CollegeSoccer360. com’s Primetime Performers of the Week Aug. 30 .


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Wake defeats Appalachian State in shut out By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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The Deacons remained undefeated in ACC play on Oct. 1 when they shut out the Virginia Tech Hokies 2-0. The victory came in front of a home crowd of nearly 2,400 and marked Wake Forest’s second win at Spry Stadium this season. Coming off a home loss earlier in the week to South Carolina, the Deacons were looking to turn things Fitzgerald around right off the bat. Only 40 seconds into the match, the Deacs were awarded a corner kick. The corner found freshman Tolani Ibikunle whose header was blocked by a Hokie defender. Junior Sam Redmond collected the rebound and capitalized putting the ball in the right side of the net only 48 seconds into the contest. The goal is Redmond’s first goal of the season and the fourth of his career. The score was also the fifth quickest in Wake Forest men’s soccer history. The Deacons did not hold back following the goal and nearly scored again just a minute later when freshman Chris Duvall found himself one-on-one with the Hokie goalkeeper. Duvall’s shot went wide of the goal and left the Deacon lead at 1-0. Virginia Tech’s freshman goalie Kyle Renfro suffered an injury in the 21st minute and was replaced by junior James Daly. Daly did not allow any additional Deacon goals in the remainder of the first half. The Deacons took 11 corner kicks in the first half and outshot Virginia Tech 8-to-5. The Deacons were able to hold their lead throughout the second half while taking nine more shots.

None of those nine shots were bigger than the one taken by freshman Kyle Emerson in the 83rd minute of the match. Emerson took a shot from just outside the 18 yard box on the left side and put the ball inside the right post. The score was Emerson’s first goal of his career and gave the Deacs a 2-0 lead late in the game. The Deacons completed the shutout by preventing a goal in the final seven minutes. Wake Forest outshot Virginia Tech 17-9 in the game and had a 7-3 edge in shots on goal. Senior Akira Fitzgerald made three saves in the victory and had his second clean sheet of the season. “We have been a lot safer and cleaner in our play recently,” Fitzgerald said. “The young guys have been especially good in that area. They are doing a good job coming in and adjusting.” Ibikunle, a freshman himself, recorded the first point of his career when he was credited with an assist on Redmond’s goal. The Deacons are now second in the ACC standings only trailing North Carolina. The Demon Deacons completed their three-game homestretch on Oct. 5 with a quality win over the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The win marked the first time the Deacons have recorded back to back wins this season. It also put Wake Forest above .500 on the year, improving their overall record to 5-4-1. Similar to their game against the Hokies, the Deacons came out and scored early in the match. In the sixth minute, Kyle Emerson played a cross to sophomore Andy Lubahn who was able to volley the shot into the left side of the goal. Lubahn’s goal gave the Demon Deacons an appreciated one goal lead early in the contest. It was his fourth goal of the season, the most of any member on the Wake Forest squad. Emerson’s assist was the first of his collegiate career. Following the Lubahn goal, both teams struggled on offense and saw 25 minutes with no shots by either team.

The Mountaineers nearly equalized the score in the 34th minute when junior Chad Dalton’s shot struck the crossbar. The ball then rebounded to Appalachian State Junior Sean Drybus whose attempt to head the ball was saved by Wake Forest’s Fitzgerald. The first half came to an end with the Deacons still atop the Mountaineers 1-0 despite Appalachian State having twice the amount of shots than Wake Forest. The Deacs contained the Mountaineers in the second half only allowing three shots, two of which were saved by Fitzgerald. The Deacons held off Appalachian State and needed just their one early goal to take the victory. Freshman Luca Gimenez led the Deacons with three shots on the night, two of which were on goal. Fitzgerald had his second consecutive shutout in goal and by playing all 90 minutes of the match, moved into third place all-time in minutes played for Wake Forest men’s soccer at 5,462. He needs just 17 more to move into second place all-time. His four saves in the game also put him in seventh place all-time in saves at 195 for his career. “Akira has been special for us all year,” Head Coach Jay Vidovich said about the goalkeeper’s excellent performance this season. “The reality is that his defense is stepping up a bit and helping him out so I think the clean sheet is really the team’s, but he’s definitely been special for us.” The Deacons next task will be defeating the No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels. Wake Forest will travel to Chapel Hill on Oct. 8 to play a team that posts a 7-2 record overall and is the only team besides the Deacons that is undefeated in ACC play. “Carolina is going to be a tough place to play, but we are feeling pretty good about ourselves here after these two shutouts,” Fitzgerald said. “We put together back-to-back wins which is something we haven’t done yet this season.” The game will be played at Fetzer Field and is set to kick off at 7 p.m.

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Freshman midfield Kyle Emerson chases the ball during the Deacon’s 2-0 shutout victory over Virginia Tech.

W. volleyball sweep ACC rivals Boston College By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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Junior Kadija Fornah spikes the ball during the Lady Deacon’s loss to Maryland Sept. 30 in five sets.

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The Lady Deacs fell to the Maryland Terrapins in five sets Sept. 30 in Reynolds Gym. The Terrapins, who advanced to 12-4 and 3-1 ACC, beat the Demon Deacons 19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10. As a team, the Demon Deacons set season-highs in kills (65), attempts (178), assists (61) and digs (78). The Lady Deacs controlled the first set with kills by junior Kadija Fornah and junior Carlin Salmon. In the second set, despite an early lead, four Deacon errors helped the Terps Fornah cruise to victory “I think we have grown a lot since preseason. We have lost a few tough matches, but overall we have a strong winning attitude,” senior Megan Thornberry said. “Our chemistry on and off the court is very good and was very evident in our wins versus Georgia Tech and Clemson.” The third set was back and forth until the end when two kills by senior Lauren McIntyre, a kill by junior Carlin Salmon, an ace by Thornberry and a Maryland error helped the Deacs capture the set. “Everyday we have to remember to work hard at practice and in doing this, we are having fun,” Thornberry said. “We believe that we can win and expect to win ... so we are working toward that goal in each game and match.”

In the fifth and final set, Wake Forest got a kill from sophomore Megan Carnell, an attack error by Maryland and a kill by Fornah to take a 5-2 lead before the Terrapins scored eight unanswered points. The Terrapins would use this lead to clench the match. Carnell recorded the first double-double of her career by setting career-highs of 53 assists and 14 digs. She also had three kills on 16 attempts and recorded a block and an ace. As a team, the Demon Deacons set season-highs records in number of kills, 65, attempts,178, assists, 61, and digs,78. The Deacons would come back from the loss to Maryland to swept Boston College 25-18, 25-23, 25-14 to claim a conference victory Oct. 1 in Reynolds Gym. The Lady Deacs and Boston College were close in the first half until an 11-4 run solidified the Deacons win. The Demon Deacons had a 10-4 lead early in Set 2, but the Eagles would close the gap. The Lady Deacs would win 24-23 off a kill by Carnell. “It felt good and was a lot of fun as our team had a great win over Boston College. Overall I felt like our entire team did a great job.” Thornberry said. “We got the digs because our blockers were well positioned against BC’s hitters.” The Deacs were tied with the Eagles until Wake Forest ended the match on a 14-3 run to earn the victory. “The win over BC felt great especially coming off a tough loss to Maryland in five the night before. We knew we had to come back and get a win against BC,” Thornberry said. “We wanted to regain the momentum going into the next three days of practice for the UNC and NC State matches. I thought our team responded well and came prepared to play.”

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The Deacons would finish off the third quarter after Jerrard Terrant muffed a punt that Mike Olsen recovered at Georgia Tech 19-yard line. Wake would drive in for a touchdown making the game 17-6 at the end of the third quarter. “We had pretty good field position more than one time that we didn’t do anything with and came away with no points. You can’t squander opportunities,” Grobe said. “You get late in the game and you realize that you missed some opportunities earlier and everything has to be perfect down to the stretch,” Grobe said. The Yellow Jackets would score another field goal as Blair hit this one from 42 yards, to cut Wake’s lead to 17-9 with 10:23 left to play in the fourth.

“I think Georgia Tech did some good things. the time they had to kick field goals,” Johnson said. I don’t think there’s any question about that. I The Deacons would retake the lead in the fourth thought their kids played really, quarter on a 26-yard field goal really well,” Grobe said about by Jimmy Newman. Georgia Tech’s fourth quarter However, it wouldn’t be “We had pretty good field posirally. “I thought we had some enough to hold off the Yellow tion more than one time that missed assignments in the Jackets, who would score the we didn’t do anything with and game-winning touchdown after fourth quarter that turned into good plays for them.” came away with no points. You driving 69 yards in two minutes. The Yellow Jackets would “Wow. The best thing I can can’t squander opportunities.” follow this field goal up with say is that our guys competed Jim Grobe a touchdown and two point right until the end. Then kept Head Football Coach conversion to tie the game at fighting and fighting,” Johnson 17-17 four minutes later on a said. “The execution wasn’t very fourth down 20-yard pass from good and crisp on offense, but Nesbitt to Embry Peeples. we just hung in there and found a way to win.” “I thought we played well. We got some stops. Senior Josh Adams eclipsed the 2,000-yard rushEven when they got the ball down there, most of ing mark with a 57-yard run in the first quarter.

The rush, which was also Adams’ longest of the season, made him the 10th person to rush for more than 2,000 yards in the history of the university. In total, he has rushed for 2,098 yards and 105 yards away from moving into ninth place on Wake’s all-time rushing list. “I don’t know. We need to go in and look at the film and see what I did right and what I did wrong. I played my heart out and the guys know I played my heart out,” Jones said. “I definitely tried my best but unfortunately, we came up short.” The Deacons will be back in action Oct. 9 as they take on Navy at 6:30 p.m. at BB&T Field. “Tanner Price is back right now, and that’s a good thing,” Grobe said looking forward to the Navy game. “Right now it looks like Tanner Price and Sky Jones going into this Saturday.”


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Men’s golf finishes second at VCU Shootout By Steven Johns | Staff writer

N.C. State Wake Forest

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Sophomore Evan Beck shot three rounds under par and finished third overall in the VCU Shootout Sept. 28.

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The men’s golf team continues to roll as the team took third place at the N.C. State Wolfpack Intercollegiate on Sept. 5. Consistent play led the way for Wake Forest to take home its third consecutive top five finish of the season. Two players, junior Lee Bedford and sophomore Evan Beck, finished in the top five, while two others, senior Justin Bryant and sophomore Charlie Harrison, finished in the top 50. “I think our consistency comes because we’re a really good ball striking team,” Bryant said. “We’re hitting more greens, getting more chances for birdies.” Consistency helped the Deacs finish in third, but the team’s ability to come from behind allowed it to charge into the top three yet again. “This week we had a bad start,” Bryant said. “I think our first nine holes, our first day, wasn’t very good, but we rebounded well.” “This year we’ve finished a lot better than we had last year,” Bryant said. “Our last rounds in the tournaments,

I think have been the best scores of day in the whole field. If not the best then the second best. Coach has really stressed finishing. I think we’ve proved pretty well that we’re good finishers.” After shooting a first round of 290 Wake Forest found itself needing to play catch-up. Solid rounds from Bedford, Beck and freshman John Varol helped lead the way for a 7-under 277 second round for the Deacs. Bedford and Beck kept the good golf going by shooting final rounds of 67 and 70, respectively. “We’ve got guys pushing each other,” Bryant said. “When we see Lee and Evan have such good years, we’re not settling for 29th place; we want to beat Lee and Evan. So they’ve really set a good standard for us.” Wake Forest finished seven strokes behind Duke and 11 strokes behind N.C. State. Though the Deacs finished in third, Bedford finished the tournament in second place, while Beck finished in a tie for third. Bedford made six birdies on his final 15 holes to give him the lowest round on the day and second place in the tournament. Bedford’s total of 208 was just one stroke behind N.C. State’s

Albin Choi, who finished in first place at 6-under par. Beck posted a final round 70 to put himself in a tie with Duke’s Brinson Paolini for third place. Bryant rebounded from rounds scores of 74 and 75 with a final round of 71, leaving him at 7-over for the tournament. Harrison got off to a quick start with rounds of 70 and 71, but struggled the final day, carding an 80 to end up at 8-over par. After his second round 71, Varol finished the tournament with a final round 80 to drop himself into a tie for 64th. While the team is happy about consistently finishing in the top three, it’s not satisfied. “Our goal is to win. Seconds are awesome, but it’s not first,” Bryant said. “I don’t think we’ve played our best yet,” he said. “Evan and Lee have played phenomenally, but I think the bottom of our lineup can play a lot better and a little more consistently.” Wake Forest gets a weekend off before heading to The Ridges Country Club in Jonesborough,Tenn., to battle in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Sept. 15 to 17. The team will look to improve its ranking with a good showing.

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You are going to be tromping through grass and standing in bleachers, nothing will ruin a beautiful pair of shoes faster and your feet will thank you for not subjecting them to that torture. Men, please, break out the crustacean printed pants and Lilly Pulitzer ties. Bring out the button downs. No one looks more handsome then when dressed up and frat-ed out. Just remember this one thing: MATCH your ties to your pants and your shirt first. Music – Nothing is better than getting your

munch, mystery punch and dance on, but then, mix them all together? Epic. Best playlist mix? Everything from Rascall Flatts to the Backstreet Boys, from Katy Perry to Journey. Songs like “Wagon Wheel,” “Don’t Stop Believin” and “Take Me Home Tonight” are obviously necessary, but absolutely make sure you mix in “Love Story,” “Bye Bye Bye” and whatever seems to be atop the charts. Nothing brings more girls to the yard than a little ‘90s

boy band music followed by some Taylor Swift. Keep it loud, but keep all songs to the radio edited versions, there are always small children wandering around at tailgates. ALE Guard – Clearly not something that can be purchased in a store, but very necessary, even if you are over the age of 21. As someone of legal age, nothing is more aggravating than when you are having fun with some friends and

those rude individuals accost you, demanding proper identification. The best way to avoid them? Don’t act stupid, don’t be loud and don’t do anything obnoxious to draw attention to yourself. Nothing is more unattractive than a ridiculously drunk person. Tailgating is one of the greatest ways to prepare yourself mentally and physically for an amazing game, fueling up to cheer on your Demon Deacons to victory! Remember, no matter how you tailgate, the most important thing is to keep it classy, Demon Deacons!

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However, even Wake Forest football alumnus Aaron Curry, who is in fact an African-American, tweeted “C’MON MAN!” in response to James’ comment. I am taking that as an indication that my disliking for James’ and Carter’s comments is not just because I’m a white female and not black. I do feel pretty strongly about how wrong it was for Dan Gilbert to publicly degrade James for defecting to the Heat. Additionally, I do not mean to minimize the fact that Gilbert’s letter was childish, unprofessional and embarrassing to the Cavalier franchise. However, I feel even more strongly about my opinion that it was ostentatious and crude for LeBron James to have an hour-long special dedicated to the abandonment of his hometown team. Especially, since his decision was based on a manufactured attempt at a national championship title. I would say it to Steve Nash, to Yao Ming and even to our beloved Chris Paul. There is a right way and a wrong way to do things, no matter where you are from or what color your skin is. And LeBron – “The Decision” was the completely wrong way to handle the situation. There is no denying that race is often a factor in almost every action, especially when it comes to professional sports. However, the factor that contributed to the flack James got from the media and fans alike was caused by a disconnect between athlete and fandom. The fact is, we, as fans, love LeBron for how well he plays the game, not for what team or city he plays the game in or how much he’s getting paid to do it. I sincerely hope that he comes to realize this fact before he tarnishes his legacy any more than “The Decision” already has.

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The Lady Deacons totaled 66 points on the McAlpine Park course on Oct. 1, good enough to place third behind Clemson and Virginia Tech in the Charlotte Invitational 5K. By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer

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On Oct. 1, the men’s cross country team finished first out of 22 teams on the McAlpine Park course in Charlotte, N.C., with a total of 38 points to secure the win. Most notably, the Deacs established a 16-point lead over Virginia Tech who took second place. On the 8K course, senior Tom Divinnie finished in second with a time of 24:45.8. Divinnie was followed by teammates Greg Billington who took fourth at 24:50.7 and Garret Drogosh at fifth with a time of 24:51.4.

Fellow Deacons finishing in the top 30 included Paul Loeser, Devin Huizenga, Tom Finneran, Nate Guthals and Howard Graves. The Wake Forest men’s 8,000 meter run team score was an impressive 25:03.00. “We were really happy to come away with the team title on Friday. We’ve been training pretty hard and our performances at this meet validated that all the miles are paying off and that we are on the right track,” Divinnie said. “But, our main focus for the season is the ACC Championships in Boston on Oct. 30, and we know that we still have a lot of work to do if we want to bring our A game to that meet.” For the women’s 5k race, the team ranked in third place with a total of 66 points trailing Clemson with 43 points and Virginia Tech with 51.

Junior Anna Nosenko had a standout performance at the invitational with a time of 16:38.4, which captured her first place with a commanding 14 second lead. Nosenko was followed by freshman Nicole Irving, who ran 17:11.8 and sophomore Allison Homer, who ran 17:41.7. Collectively, the women’s 5000 meter run team score for the Deacons was 17.39.0. “I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of my teammates, especially by Allison Homer, who, after battling some injuries last season is finally able to show all her talent,” Nosenko said. “Performances like the one of Allison give me confidence that our team can place high if everyone is giving their best in the course.”

For the week of Oct. 4, Nosenko was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Cross Country Co-Performer of the Week because of her strong showing during the Charlotte Invitational. Nosenko is by no means a new face in the ACC spotlight. During her sophomore year, she was recognized as a performer of the week in September 2009 as well as also selected as the ACC Rookie of the Year as a freshman in the fall of 2008. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams are currently listed in the top ten of the U.S. Track & Field and the Cross Country Coaches Association Southeast Regional rankings. They’ll look to improve their respective national ranking at the Panorama Farms Invitational in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 15.


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Deacs start play at All-American Champ By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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Junior David Hopkins serves in a match last season. Senior Jonathan Wolff qualified for the singles draw at the ITA All-American Championships Oct. 6.

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On the first day of play, Oct. 4, at the D’Novo/ ITA All-American Championships, in Tulsa, Okla., senior Jonathan Wolff won his first singles qualifying match while fellow senior No. 68 Iain Atkinson lost in his first round match in the qualifying round. “Winning my first qualifying match was great. I played an opponent I had previously beaten sophomore year, but he had gotten better since the last time we played,” Wolff said. The D’Novo/ITA All-American Championships is one of three individual national championship events on the collegiate calendar. Players need to either win three matches in the qualifying stage or can be accepted directly into the singles main draw. Eighty-first ranked Wolff knocked off East Tennessess Sate University No. 97 player, Sander Gille, 6-3, 6-4 in his first match to reach the second round of qualifying. Atkinson dropped his first round match to Maryland’s John Collins 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, and will feed into the qualifying consolation draw. Sophomore Tripper Carleton, the Deacons’ third representative at the tournament, was accepted directly into the singles main draw and will not begin play until later in the week. “I would say that most difficult challenge when playing in a tournament is getting in the same competitive mindset you have when playing

during the regular season,” Wolff said. “Because it is the preseason, you are playing for your own individual ranking.” On Oct. 5, the second day of play at the championships in Tulsa, Wolff picked up his second straight win in the qualifying round, placing him only one victory away from a spot in the singles main draw. Wolff defeated down Stanford’s No. 110 Greg Hirshman 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the final round of qualifying. “The conditions were not that hard to play in, actually perfect almost,” Wolff said. “I played aggressive and executed my gameplan that I had coming in for the win.” Atkinson took the first set and jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the second before his opponent, Penn’s Hicham Laleej, retired in qualifying consolation play. In doubles play, Wolff and Atkinson lost 8-3 against Virginia’s Alex Domijan and Jarmere Jenkins in the qualification round. On the third day of the tournament, Oct. 6, Wolff beat his third opponent to qualify for the singles main draw. No. 81 Wolff beat UCLA’s No. 87 Amit Inbar, to win the match 7-5, 7-6 (3). “Jon told me at the beginning of the season how he much he wanted to be competing in the national championship events as an individual,” said Head Coach Jeff Zinn about Wolff ’s performance. “He’s a hard worker, and these are the rewards for his hard work.” “I believe our team has great depth and I am looking forward to the season this coming spring,” Wolff said.

Women’s soccer falls in overtime to Florida State By Laven Newsom | Staff writer

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Freshman goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe and the rest of the Lady Deacon defense turned in their best performance to date of the season; however, despite the strong effort, it wasn’t enough as the 23rd ranked Deacs fell 1-0 in overtime to Florida State. The No. 14 Seminoles outshot Wake 17-5 but were held scoreless through regulation as Bledsoe turned in the best performance of her young career, recording nine saves. “Aubrey did a really great job,” Head Coach Tony da Luz said. “Collectively the defense played well, we managed to limit their dangerous chances.” The Deacon defense repelled the FSU offense successfully throughout the night as Alisha Woodson, and a multitude of other Wake defenders kept the potent Seminole offense off of the scoreboard. Woodson was able to repel the best chance FSU had in the 77th minute when she cleared a shot from the post that was destined for the back of the net.

The Deacon offense had a couple good chances later in the game as senior Bianca D’Agostino recorded Wake’s first shot and then the Deacons best chance when her shot went just wide in the waning minutes of the contest. In the overtime period the Deacon defense continued to hold strong until the 96th minute when an FSU cross found a Seminole player in the box who was able to slip a shot past a variety of Wake defenders for the game winning goal. “After having fought so hard for so long, going out on a soft goal made the loss that much harder,” senior defender Victoria Delbono said. We got a touch on it but not enough to block the shot as it slowly crossed the goal line.” The lack of offense for the Deacs could have stemmed from the absence of freshman sensation Rachel Nuzzolese who is out for the season. “We were missing her attacking today,” Coach da Luz said. “We’re used to her seven or eight shots a game and the team is going to have to get better collectively to make up for her loss.” While the loss was tough to swallow Coach da Luz found positives in his teams playing, “we didn’t play our best game but we had chances to win in the last ten minutes and we could’ve stolen a win, I’m pretty proud of the girls.” Next up for the Lady Deacs is a date at home with N.C. State at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 7.

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Freshman forward Katie Stengel fights a Clemson defender during the Deacons win over the Tigers 4-0.


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By Caroline Hallemann | Staff writer With temperatures beginning to drop, dipping down into the chilly 50s, and leaves starting to change their color — it is finally fall at the Forest. It may pain Wake’s preppy population to pack away their sundresses, seersucker and Jack Roger sandals (at least until next year), but this cooler weather

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requires a much-needed change in wardrobe. Traditionally, pea coats, riding boots, skinny jeans and cardigan sweaters make up the bulk of cold-weather collegiate styling. But with so many layers to play with, there are an infinite number of styling possibilities. Why not mix it up a little? Branch out and try a few of this season’s hottest trends.

The 1960s in America were a time of racial tension, social unrest, the rise of feminism and fabulously decadent fashion. Mad Men-influenced styles are chic and timeless making them a perfect trend to invest in this fall. When pursuing a vintage look, gather inspiration from Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the First Lady of fashion, and pair girly silhouettes with sky-high heels. This trend can be flattering on any body type so focus on emphasizing curves with A-line dresses, fitted pencil skirts and corset tops. Then, carry the retro look into your beauty routine with striking red lips and a glamorous up do.

Sequins

This fall boy meets girl when designers juxtapose masculine footwear with feminine silhouettes. Oxfords, wingtips and brogues add an unexpected twist to girly staples like ruffled blouses and short skirts. As temperatures continue to drop, try this trend with tights, or go for an entirely retro-inspired look with rolled skinny jeans, leggings, or an A-line skirt. This easy-to-wear flat comes in a variety of styles and price points, so there is bound to be one that will work with your existing wardrobe.

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Fur dominated the international runways for fall 2010, making it one of this season’s top trends. Everyone from fashion royalty, Karl Lagerfeld to style rebel, Marc Jacobs showcased animal skins in their collections. It’s heavily debated whether celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe spurned the revival of fashionable fur with her penchant for faux-fur vests, but regardless of where this trend started, it has real staying power. Customarily, fur symbolizes wealth and indulgence, but try to keep this trend budget (and animal!) friendly by purchasing vintage pieces or faux fur. The latest synthetics are of such high quality that you can barely tell they’re not the real thing.

These shimmering circles aren’t just for dance costumes anymore. This season, fashion’s focus on the metallic has shifted to sequins. These long-forgotten sparkles have finally been embraced by the fashion community, and designers are integrating them into basics as accents. If you are timid, invest in a sequined clutch or pair black sequined shorts with a crisp white blouse for a chic night-time look. If you pride yourself on taking fashion risks, try a sequined cocktail dress with an asymmetrical pattern.

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Military-inspired fashion is once again in for fall, proving the adage, “In fashion, everything old will be new again.” On the runway, shades of army green and deep navy contrasted with brass buttons to secure the military’s place on the pages of fashion’s mostcoveted September issues. Incorporate this look into your own wardrobe by partnering structured, olivecolored jackets with feminine details like vintage broaches, and full-bodied skirts. If at all possible, avoid the skinny cargo fad. It’s unflattering on even the smallest frame.

Boots

Fashion isn’t about trying to reinvent the wheel; as temperatures drop, coats naturally integrate into every stylista’s wardrobe by means of necessity. This year, stray away from traditional trenches, blazers and parkas to a more whimsical silhouette. Inspired by the romance of fairy tales, capes are this fall’s trendiest outerwear. From floor-sweeping pieces to cropped capelets, this look appeared on international runways in a variety of cuts, making it easy for everyone to find a flattering style. Pair blousy capes with skinny jeans or a fitted pencil skirt for a proportionally balanced look.

Color trends are some of the easiest to integrate into your wardrobe, and gray is this fall’s go-to neutral. From soft ash shades to icy silvers, gray tones were splashed across the fall runways. Instead of reaching for basic black, spruce up your styling with a chic gunmetal dress or pair of slouchy gray boots. This trend even infiltrated the beauty department with gray nail polish and smoky eyes featured in both the Marc Jacobs and Chanel fall runway shows.

Boots as a trend for fall is not exactly earth-shattering news. In terms of climate, they are the most appropriate footwear for autumn, but this season, keep your look up-to-date with an extreme boot length. Try an ankle bootie as an alternative to pumps with tights and a mini dress, or, if you’re daring, style skinny jeans or leggings under a pair of over-the-knee boots. If you opt for the latter, keep the rest of your look demure, thigh-high boots evoke images of the world’s oldest profession if worn with an outfit of less-than-discerning taste.

Maxi skirts

Say goodbye to the micro mini and hello to modesty; maxi skirts are in style this season. This anklesweeping trend leaves much to the imagination, harkening back to the demure fashions of yester year. These skirts have the potential to create an effortless gypsy-chic ensemble, but accessorize with a shrewd eye. One misplaced piece of jewelry can take you from Bohemia to Plymouth Rock. I recommend pairing this trend with a tight-fitting crop top and an armful of bangles.

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Love them or hate them, animal prints are having a major fashion moment. This season, classic prints like leopard and cheetah are popular, but don’t be afraid to experiment with giraffe, tiger or reptile patterns as well. The key to pulling off this trend is keeping the dose of animal print small. A printed clutch, pair of shoes or scarf will incorporate a bit of the jungle into your closet, without giving off a tasteless vibe. Graphic by Chantel O’Neal /Old Gold & Black

Abroad Column | Seppo in Oz

Aboriginal history parallels that of Native Americans Gary Pasqualicchio Staff columnist

In my studies abroad in Sydney, I’ve learned not only about the culture of the white Australians, but of the original inhabitants of Australia: the Aboriginal peoples. Through my Aboriginal Studies class and in day-to-day life, I’ve gained knowledge on the many different groups of Aboriginal people throughout Australia and the South Pacific islands and about their history. A lot of Americans probably have little to no knowledge about Aboriginal Australians, perhaps envisioning body paint, boomerangs and loincloths as their significant features. However,

much like the Native Americans in our nation-wide apology in 2008 by thenown country, the Aboriginal identity is Prime Minsister Kevin Rudd went a long much more. way towards improving the two groups’ The story of Australian Aborigi- relationship. nal peoples truly begins on April 23, The first thing I discovered about mod1770, when English explorer James ern-day Aboriginal people was that there Cook first encountered Australia and are many terms I thought were perfectly noticed the people acceptable that are who “appeared to frowned upon by be of a very dark or A lot of Americans probably have Aboriginal activblack color.” ists. little to no knowledge about Cook’s discovThe words ery brought Eng“Aborigines” and Abroiginal Australians, perhaps lish prisoners and “Aboriginals” are envisioning body paint, boocolonizers to the considered inapmerangs and loincloths as their continent and propriate because significant features. we all know how they collectivize encounters such as many unique tribes these end. and peoples into The natives were one group. tricked or forced off of their lands, a Instead, “Aboriginal people(s)” and significant problem for a people who “Indigenous people(s)” should be subhave a huge tie to the land and their stituted. heritage. Terminology aside, to this day, there Tension between the Aboriginal people are still land issues with the Aboriginal and the white Australians has been high peoples, some of whom are on reservafrom that moment since, although a tions with substandard living conditions.

The Aboriginal peoples in Australia have to fight a variety of stigmas including the stereotypes of lazy, drunk and unintelligent. This portrayal has been helped by the Australian media which is surprisingly biased and sometimes downright racist when it comes to dealing with Indigenous issues. I hate to keep making the obvious comparison, but this sounds a bit like the portrayal (by some) of Native Americans in our country. I haven’t personally encountered as many people of Aboriginal heritage as I thought I would have. A reason for this could be that Aboriginal Australians make up less than 3 percent of the total population. But a more concerning one could be that many of them are not able or unwilling to attend university, specifically in a city as large and expensive to live in as Sydney. There are a few Aboriginal students in my classes, but none that I have met live on campus in the colleges. A more disturbing trend that I noticed is that 90 percent of the Aboriginal

people I have seen in Australia are street performers who play the didgeridoo in war paint and tribal clothing for a gold coin or two. More than likely, these people are not “from the bush,” but the only way they see to make money is to play on stereotypes of Aboriginal people in touristy areas to make money for cheap entertainment. It is fascinating to learn about Aboriginal culture, but to see these displays on the street can be pretty sad. There are people who have been fighting for Aboriginal rights, including the people themselves, but overall it is still a work in progress. The parallel between Australian Aboriginals and Native Americans is so striking that it really made me think how similar (for good and for bad) that our two nations are. Hopefully the people of both America and Australia will work to help the native inhabitants who have gone through, and are continuing to go through, so much strife.


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Restaurant Review | Finnigan’s Wake Irish Pub

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The Land of the Dead by Neil LaBute (directed by Mackenzie Finnegan) and The Man Who Couldn’t Dance by Jason Katims (directed by Michael Whatley) Performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 and at 4:30 p.m on Oct.13.

Local pub serves up delicious Irish cuisine By Margret Gelburd | Staff writer

single-room dining area. The bar is stocked with traditional Irish beers Finnigan’s Wake Irish Pub has some- and some English varieties on tap, averaging $4-5 a pint. There are also thing to offer nearly everyone. There is an extensive menu of both bottled beers like Belgian-brewed American and Irish dishes, many of Orval Trappist Ale and more familiar which can be served vegan or veg- ones like Bud Light. Additionally, wine is sold by the etarian. The drink list is impressively long, bottle or glass. The bar is also stocked with 12 beers on tap, a variety of with enough liquor to make mixed bottled beer, and both bottles and drinks starting at $5 each. Now, onto the best part: the menu. glasses of wine. For starters, there You’ll even find live bands playing Finnigan’s Wake are a variety of very tempting options. on nights and week- Location | 620 N. Trade Street The menu adverends. tises the Celtic Located at 620 N. Hours | 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sun. Creamy Tomato Trade St., Finnigan’s Soup to be “just Wake is in a central Serving | Irish and American food like your mother position in the arts Dress | Casual made it,” but the district of WinstonPrice Range | $10 - $20 unanimous deciSalem. sion around my Inside, the décor Rating | A table that this soup imitates that of real beats the tomato Irish pubs. The brick walls are adorned with vintage signs soups we were all given as kids. Other tempting options on the and posters for ales and beers. With an extensive alcohol menu, ‘starters’ menu are the Guinness Fried dancing space and a low average of a Oysters, Scott Eggs (hard boiled eggs $5 cover charge for shows, the space covered in an Irish bacon breading) easily changes from family restaurant and Lightly Fried Artichoke Cakes. to bar. A large bar protrudes into the Each starter ranges from about $4-$9

per dish, a considerably good deal. Main dishes include different pastas, fish and chips, burgers, seafood and sandwiches. One of the biggest assets of the Finnigan’s Wake menu is a broad vegetarian selection. A good variety of the dishes offer ‘“faux meat substitutes” for an additional dollar. Curious to see how the chefs would create ‘faux lamb,’ I ordered the vegetarian shepherd’s pie. It was a hearty dish served in mashed potatoes, topped with cheese accompanied by a side salad. The faux meat version of shepherd’s pie did the traditional dish justice and is certainly worth ordering twice. The fish and chips is served in two sizes: small for $10 and large for just a few more dollars. The fish is heavily breaded and the “chips” are steak fries. While it is not the best version of the dish I’ve ever tasted, the fish was well cooked and the breading didn’t overwhelm its taste. The Finnigan’s Wake burger won an honorable mention in the Best of Winston-Salem 2010,

and seemed like an ample option, especially considering that it’s one of the least expensive items on the list. Following dinner, our waitress brought a tray of “shot desserts,” which I was convinced were merely samples of the real desserts. However, we quickly learned that each little shot glass was plenty of dessert for one person. Each 3 oz. glass container had every ingredient of a full sized pie: crust, filling and whipped cream. My table ordered a variety of the options, accompanied by a cup of Krankie’s coffee. Two hours after sitting down to dinner we left our comfortable outside table feeling full and satisfied. Inside, the bar was nearly full and the decibel level was loud enough that we had to yell to hear each other. I convinced myself that as soon as I turn 21 that I will enjoy a good meal and stay long enough to sample a few of the beers at Finnegan’s Wake, because it is definitely worth visiting more than once.

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Movie Review | The Town

Town brings Boston crime to the big screen By Pooja Patel | Staff writer

Directed by Ben Affleck from a script he cowrote with Peter Craig and Aaron Stockard, The Town turned quite a few movie-goer heads and has gathered quite the buzz, grossing over $23.5 million on its opening weekend. Not too shabby for Mr. Affleck’s third directorial film, especially considering the difficulties that Affleck must have faced from having to direct himself. The film is based on Chuck Hogan’s novel, Prince of Thieves, which tells the story of Charlestown, Boston, a town where robbing banks is known as the most common family business, carjacking is a constant threat and kidnappings happen on a daily basis — picture the Hollywood created Boston we have seen before in numerous films such as Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. Doug MacRay (Affleck) is the leader of the most notorious crew to walk the crime ridden streets of Charlestown, who took charge of the family business when his father, Stephen MacRay (Chris Cooper), was arrested and imprisoned for life. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures Unlike his overly eager crew members, MacRay has dreams of a different life and wants to escape from this harrowing, confining town to Florida. Jon Hamm and Ben Affleck face off in the new crime drama The Town, Affleck’s Doug, thanks to his brains, is “the architect” of second film as director. the four-man team, meticulously planning out every minute detail of every bank job. Now here is a perfect opportunity to create tail, Doug grows increasingly sure of the fact that Thus far, he has managed to get off clean after intriguing drama and suspense but nothing ever he needs to get out of Charlestown. every heist, but he can feel that his luck is about comes of it. He tries to get Claire to come with him, but to run out. Like many other openings for plot twists and having discovered his secret, she abandons him That and a newly developed love interest prompt interesting conflict in the film, they lead nowhere and Doug, once again, does not leave. him to look for one last job that will allow him to or are solved a bit too conveniently. Convinced by Jem to do one final robbery and put Charlestown in his rear view The robbers let Claire go, but with the promise of a hefty sum of cash, Doug mirror. Jim gets nervous and wants to prepares for his final job. Yet he cannot get out because “take care of her” insinuating Predictably, he is ratted out by Jem’s coked-out, The Town of an all-consuming feeling of he wants to either scare her trashy sister, Krista Coughlin (Blake Lively), whom indebtedness to his irrational, Starring | Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, or kill her before she talks to he guiltily sleeps with out of habit and a lack of short-tempered, ruthless right- Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and Blake anyone. anything better to do. hand man, “Jem” Jim Coughlin Lively Instead, Doug says he’ll deal In an annoyingly foreseeable end, any regular (Jeremy Renner) — not to men- Director | Ben Affleck with Claire, but begins to fall movie-goer can see what’s coming and the audition threats from “the florist.” in love with her — the one ence is left hanging. The opening sequence of the Who’s it for? | Fans of The Departed person who could potentially With that said, it is an undeniably, visually enterfilm mirrors that of the Joker’s and heist films send him and his buddies to taining film and embodies the typical notion of bank robbery in The Dark Knight Running Time | 2 hrs. 3 mins. prison for a long, long time. “cool,” thanks to the gunfights, car chase sequences with a few insignificant differ- Rating | B This tender, passionate sub- and thick Boston accents. ences. plot proves to be the most This might lead the public in believing The Still, the scene is as entertainengaging part of The Town Town is strictly a “bro movie for dudes” — but ing to watch as it was in Chris because it is the most unpre- the interwoven, dramatic love story between Doug Nolan’s epic. dictable and problematic situation. and Claire, makes the film surprisingly appealing But, there’s a twist: the bank manager, Claire Doug and his crew receive jobs from a grotesque, to girls as well. Keesey (Rebecca Hall) who was forced to open the old mafia leader who fronts as a local florist who No, the film isn’t likely to be nominated for any safe and was kidnapped, sees a tattoo on the back knows everything about everybody. Oscars — but it is indisputably entertaining, if nothof Jim’s neck but later lies to the FBI about it and When the four men pull a few jobs which begin ing else, to get lost in the world of crime drenched they never discovers who it belongs to. to go terribly wrong and the FBI get hot on their Boston for two hours.


Life Old Gold & Black

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Students share ‘what I wish I could tell the opposite sex’ By Sean McDonald | Staff writer

Girls in general have a tendency to freak out about very minute things. If “so and so is coming to some party,” or being overdressed or underdressed to some gathering, or some other petty drama occurs, all hell breaks loose. Tears happen at the drop of a hat from insensitive comments or slights from a joke. It is all just unnecessary. Boyfriends and “empathetic” guys hear these complaints very frequently and get pretty tired of it. Strictly adhering to social norms is not worth the supposed benefits. Guys understand this and go about their day without the intense pressure of social acceptance. We don’t give as much thought to wardrobe, what we say, what will offend some obscure acquaintance, or how to deal with some circumstance. Worrying too much about it is too bothersome and there are other things to worry about. Frequently, fights in relationships come from small comments that are blown out of proportion. Some guy will make a comment to his girlfriend and is completely oblivious to why she gets very upset with him. Girls, please just realize that we don’t think about what we say and how we say it. This is not something that we are trained to deal with. Try to give us a break. We know not what we do. On a similar note, jealous is ugly on anyone’s face. If your boyfriend is chatting with some girl, don’t

harass the issue. If he deals with you on a daily basis, he probably likes you. There is no reason to become the crazy girlfriend. Relationships are based on trust, and if you are nagging your significant other all the time, it is obvious you don’t trust him. But besides men’s fairly reasonable ignorance to the female psyche, women often cause grief amongst t h e m s e l ve s . Ta l k i n g behind someone’s back is quite normal and faking friends is an art. This is not the way it should be. Keep it up front and don’t associate yourself with people you don’t care about. Flighty friends have a tendency of not being around when you need them. So the next time someone wears the same shoes as you, step back, see if its worth ruining your mascara over, but most likely it is not. Life is quite short and there is plenty more things to do with your time than complain. Everyone is guilty of this, but women take it to a whole new level. Breathe in life and enjoy it. Have a good time, find someone worth loving, and chill out.

He Said

By McKenna Begin | Staff writer

In a world of equalization — from rights in the workplace to gay marriage — conventionality can often be overlooked in favor of trends and change. Now don’t get me wrong. I am the ultimate proponent for social progress; however, one very important thing seems to have been forgotten in the face of this supposed advancement. Listen carefully boys: Chivalry is not dead. It simply has been modernized. I recently watched When Harry Met Sally, one of my absolute favorite movies that straddles the line between today’s emphasis on open, unattached relationships and the technical dating that took place in the good old days. Even though Harry openly spoke about his sexual relationships, he almost always included lunch dates and actually asking a woman out in his discussions. Sure, hooking up may be a permanent part of the picture in a college setting, but there is also something missing. It seems that in the Wake bubble, dinner dates, or even a “date” in the Pit (which can hardly be considered anything more than a friendly gesture), seldom occur. How about a compromise guys?

She Said

Going out to dinner is nice. It is fun, and it allows you to have an actual conversation without worrying if the other person can hear you over Pretty Lights. Plus, I could not care less if you pay for everything or want to split checks. After all, on a first date you owe me nothing. I am just as capable of paying for my food and opening my door as are you (not to sound overtly feminist; and to all those Southern gentlemen out there whose mama’s taught them never to allow this, fine). It’s just a “getting to know you” motion. And if you think this is too serious, then trust me: Just because you spend one mediocre evening together does not mean she’ll want anything more. Not every girl wants to be your girlfriend, so please do not flatter yourself. Let’s just change the monotony that marks every weekend here. A successful “date” should not be determined by whether or not you remember the girl’s name the next day after dancing at a party. Although I love my girlfriends to death, it wouldn’t kill me to spend an evening getting to know someone of the opposite sex outside of frat parties, where, let’s face it, making a substantial connection is nearly impossible. Maybe you’ll have a great time and find someone who can be a confidante or texting buddy. If not, at least you had a great meal and conversation and get to experience a night of some maturity. Give it a shot.

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University students from various campus organizations come together to paint banners for homecoming week on Oct. 4 on the Magnolia Quad. As part of this Student Union tradition, the banners are displayed on the buildings around Hearn Plaza.

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Event Review | Craig Karges

Mentalist entertains students with unexplainable tricks By Caroline Edgeton | Managing editor

“I’m not a mind reader, just an entertainer,� Craig Karges, also known as “The Mentalist,� said. “Everything I do is based on ESP.� For those of you who are not aware of what ESP exactly is, ESP stands for “Extrasensory Perception,� or the ability to pick up on information that is sensed though the mind. On Oct. 5, Karges provided a jaw-dropping performance that left everyone with the obvious question, “How did he do that?� “Everything I do is a combination of illusion (or magic, but I prefer the word illusion),

everyday psychology and simple human intuition,� Karges said. The critically acclaimed Karges has been practicing his trade for over 30 years and clearly it has paid off. CNN Headline News named Karges “the king of college campus entertainment,� he has made over 40 national television appearances including The Tonight Show, Larry King Live, E! Entertainment, CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Lifetime Television, and the list goes on. However he does it, Karges does it well. There’s absolutely no way to even begin to describe how he’s able to perform some of the tricks he does. For starters, Karges began the eve-

ning by taping silver dollars to both of his eyes with an extra blindfold wrapped around the upper portion of his head. Prior to temporarily blinding himself, he asked for an audience member to come to the stage and place Styrofoam cups on top of four individual wooden blocks; however, one block had a thick nail protruding from it. With the blocks being randomly mixed up, the audience participant claimed to not know where the nail was. It did not seem to phase Karges for he managed to slam his hands on the three Styrofoam cups that did not conceal the sharp nail. Remember, he was blindfolded while doing this. Weird, right?

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And that was only the beginning. Karges managed to read the thought of a male in the audience (being, “my girlfriend’s roommate is annoying�), he was able to guess several names of members in the audience, read off the serial number of a dollar bill while blindfolded, connected student’s rings together and broke them apart without actually breaking them, levitated a table and was able to guess a random car make, color and license plate number provided by audience members. “I don’t ask you to believe me,� Karges said. Though he may say that, it’s quite hard not to.

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Student Union brought mentalist Craig Karges to perform on Oct. 5 in Benson University Center.

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Sports Old Gold & Black

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Deacons compete in All-American Champ. By Bobby O’Connor | Sports editor

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The women’s tennis team sent Kayla Duncan and Martina Pavelec to the ITA AllAmerican Championships at the Riviera Tennis Club in California.

Juniors Kayla Duncan and Martina Pavelec started play at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, outside of Los Angeles, with a win in the first round of the pre-qualifying doubles competition Oct. 2. The duo defeated Megan Lester and Morgan Thomas of UCLA 8-1 in the first round of prequalifying doubles play. On the second day of the championships, Oct. 3, Duncan and Pavelec won two matches in prequalifying play, qualifying them to earn a spot in the doubles qualifying draw. “It was nice to win three solid doubles matches and getting in the qualification round,” Pavelec said. “It definitely gave us more confidence for future tournaments.” Pavelec and Duncan crusied past Ekaterina Morozova and Erin Wilbert of Kansas 8-2 before defeating 8-5 Noemi Scharle and Katie Rybakova from Florida State University. “It was great,” Duncan said about the duo’s success thus far in the tournament. “It really showed the level we were meant to be at.” The ITA/Riviera All-American Championships is one of the three collegiate individual national championship events. Players in both singles

and doubles qualifying rounds need to win three matches to earn a spot in the main draw of the tournament. The tournament goes from Oct. 2 till Oct. 10. “The largest challenge (of the tournament) is missing a lot of class,” Duncan said about balancing being away at the tournament with her schoolwork. “Trying to get some work done and focus on tennis can be hard.” On the third day of the tournament, Oct. 5, at the Riviera Tennis Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Pavelec split a pair of singles matches, while Duncan lost in her first singles match. Pavelec, who defeated Pepperdine’s Arianna Colffer 6-2, 3-6, 6-0, fell to N.C. State’s Sanaa Bhambri, the seventh-ranked freshman in the country, in the second round 6-3, 6-4. “Right now it is just hard to get back into playing competitive again, since we have not played many matches yet and tournaments are very different from practice,” Pavelec said. Virginia’s No. 45 Lindsey Hardenbergh defeated Duncan 6-4, 6-1 in the first round. In doubles play, Duncan and Pavelec lost to Virginia’s 28th-ranked duo of Emily Fraser and Hana Tomljanovic, 8-4. “I enjoy playing with Kayla,” Pavelec said despite the loss. “I think we match up well on the court.”


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