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Gimme a break... By Hilary Burns | Staff writer

As students make plans to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday and eat an abundance of turkey and literally “stuff ” themselves, many students wonder why this feels like the first break that they have had all semester. As the semester goes on and students become tired, many would have like to have a break at an earlier point in the semester rather than during the third to last week of classes. Every year students look at the university’s academic calendar to find a lack of “holidays” or days off from classes. The 2010-11 calendar marks Oct. 15 as “Fall Break” for students—the only day off for the entire fall semester besides Thanksgiving. In the spring semester, Jan. 17 is designated as Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and students also get spring break which goes from March 5-13.


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On Nov. 9, a teen in New Hampshire was convicted of murder after having been accused in Oct. 2009. Steven Spader, 19, was pronounced guilty of killing a mother and her child with a machete during a home invasion. Spader’s violent act lead to the death of Kimberly Cates and the severe injury of 11-year-old Jaimie, the woman’s daughter. Jaimie was only able to survive after faking death and calling police.

Indonesian accidentally shakes hand of first lady Upon arriving in Jakarta, Indonesia on Nov. 9, President Obama and first lady were greeted by Indonesian dignitaries. Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring, an outspoken, conservative Muslim, reached out and shook the hand of Michelle Obama. This act comes after Sembiring vowed, for religious reasons, to avoid contact with women who are not related to him. Videos, now shown on YouTube, show Sembiring shaking President Obama’s hand and proceeding to reach for the first lady’s. His recent posts on Twitter claim she forced the contact. Indonesians who noticed the hand shake now question his decency and claims of practicing the Muslim tradition of refusing contact with women.

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Mother tries to sell infant for large sum of money A Florida woman was arrested Nov. 7 for trying to sell her infant son in order to pay for a car. The grandmother of the boy, Patty Bigbee, 45, and her boyfriend were convicted of attempting to advertise the child for a price of $30,000.

Rapper to perform in Winston arrested Rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested Nov. 8 on the East Carolina University campus. He was scheduled to perform at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Nov. 17. Officials say Wiz Khalifa was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. Wiz Khalifa was released after posting bond. Officials at LJVM say the concert will go on as planned.

By Renee Slawsky and Hunter Bratton News and Sports editors Last week, the article titled “Schedule change throws coaches a curveball” discussed the potential change in class times for students at the university. This week’s article outlines the specifics of the proposed plan. The main purpose of the potential change would be to “make access to all the university’s resources easier for all,” according to art professor and Academic Planning Committee member Bernadine Barnes. Currently, the class schedule goes from 8 in the morning to around 6 in the evening. This is due mainly to restrictions to use of the classrooms, especially ones in Tribble Hall which is the most used of the academic buildings on campus and a building which many professors have a hard time trying to find a space in for their classes. Furthermore, the current schedule has room for only 10 Monday-Wednesday-Friday classes and six Tuesday-Thursday. The large discrepancy between these two categories of class schedules is a point of contention for those involved in making the new schedule.

Documentary celebrates woman’s life story By Renee Slawsky | News editor

It is extremely hard to imagine living the majority of your life entirely stationary, let alone the thought of being positive at the same time. But this is exactly what Martha Mason (’60) did. Mason contracted acute polio at age 11, during the same epidemic that killed her brother as well as 20,000 children across the nation. After several years of struggling to regain control, Mason fell into deeper sicknesses and eventually had to be kept in an iron lung for life support, never being allowed to leave it for extended periods of time. Since that time, Mason lived in the iron lung for over 60 years, until her death in 2009. Speaking as a professor and friend of Mason during her time at the university, was professor emeritus Edwin Wilson (’43). Wilson started his introduction by stating that when someone asked him to name his six most favorite students that he had ever had, he said he “didn’t

hesitate for a moment” to put Mason as one. Wilson noted on her remarkable intellect (Mason was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude) as well as her undying passion for friendship. “Whatever physical strength was taken from her was more than duplicated for by her mental strength. Furthermore, when I left her presence I felt that she had done more for me than I had done for her,” he said. Wilson had many kind words for Mason and concluded by saying, “Her mind, her intelligence never wavered. She was just as bright, just as gifted as she approached 70 as she had been 50 years before. And yet she was encased in a situation that we all would have found difficult.” After Wilson and some other friends of Mason spoke, the film Martha in Latimore was shown. The university’s own Mary Dalton served as the director of the film

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Administration explains potential schedule change Possible changes to academic class schedule are discussed, outlined by administrators

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It is less desirable than some of the proposed options. Also, there is only availability for two MondayWednesday classes after 3 p.m. As far as options for the proposed schedule, there are two main ones that are on the table for discussion. The first one offers more-or-less the number of Monday-Wednesday-Friday classes and TuesdayThursday classes as the current schedule but with several additional classes added in between the usual times. The second option differs more from the current schedule than the first option in that it makes the number of Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Tuesday-Thursday classes more equal in length. It is planned to make Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays capable of handling nine classes and seven Tuesday-Thursday classes. In addition to making the gap between those two sets more equal the second option doubles the number of classes available on Mondays and Wednesdays after 3 p.m. Barnes said that the main advantage of either of these schedules is that it will soothe concerns over classroom use. “We have to add more classes and if we don’t change the schedule then we would have to consider building new buildings,” she said. “There is lots of stress at certain times of the day, lunch areas, meeting areas, library and so on

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Sustainability and expression of faith intertwined in movie As sustainability gains ground on campus, it has begun seeping into even the most unexpected places. Office of sustainability intern, junior Holly Fuller, has worked hard this semester to integrate environmentalism into a passion of hers: interfaith dialogue. Her efforts went public on Nov. 3 with the free, open screening of Renewal in Pugh Auditorium. Renewal is the first feature-length documentary film to explore the wide range of ways religious Americans are working to make their lives more sustainable through faith. The film is divided into eight stories about eight different religious communities across America ranging from a Jewish summer camp to a Muslim community’s Ramadan fast-breaking to political activist at a largely African-American church in rural Mississippi. Many students reacted strongly to the segment titled “Food for Faith,” that discussed Taqwa, a group that serves the growing Muslim community in Chicago by providing them with organic meat. According to traditional Islamic law, animals to be consumed need to be ritually slaughtered. Taqwa’s animals go above and beyond this requirement. They are humanely raised, fed an organic diet and finally slaughtered in accordance with Islamic Law. The segment seamlessly explained the integration of sustainably raised beef into a particular cultural context to show the compatibility of the two. The most impactful section of the film for Fuller was the first story shown. “A Crime Against Creation,” detailed the trip a group of evangelical Christians have participated in to bear witness to the mountain-top removal mining currently taking place in Kentucky and West Virginia. Through this process, thousands of tons of mountain are removed to reach coal veins to fuel American power plants. In the process of literally removing the tops of mountains, deadly heavy metals and other pollutants seep into the water system, destroying the health of the local community. “Seeing images of the mountain top removal is really moving. The mountains are left barren,” Fuller said. The format of the film served to break up the 90 minute length and allowed viewers to focus

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Check out on-campus art The quiet beauty of the university’s collection of student artwork is featured

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The film Martha in Latimore was produced by Mary Dalton, seen above, at the screening.

Sports | B1 NIT Tournament previewed The Demon Deacon’s performance is forecasted for the competitive NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament

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Brieflies Classics department hosts guest lecturer and author The classics department will host a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar: Ronald Mellor. Mellor is a professor of history at UCLA, where he has been teaching Greek and Roman history since 1976. His research has centered on ancient religion and Roman historiography, and he is the author of books such as Thea Rome: The Goddess Roma in the Greek World. Two events will be held. One “Augustus as Pharaoh” will be held on Nov. 18th at 11 a.m. in Benson 407. The other entitled “East Meets West: Along the Ancient Silk Road” will be held the same day at 4 p.m. in Annenburg Forum.

Philosophers’ Guild offers setting for intelligent discussion A new student organization called the “Philosophers’ Guild” is open to all students who are interested in partaking in dialogue about a variety of philosophical topics. The guild meets every week. If interested, contact Adam Edwards at

Author to speak at Wait Chapel about popular books Greg Mortenson, author of the popular novel, Three Cups of Tea, will come to campus and talk about the release of his newest book, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace through Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mortenson will speak in Wait Chapel at 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 12. Admission by ticket only. Tickets are non-refundable. Price for admission is as follows: $18-General Admission; $10-Students; $25-At the Door; $95-Premier Admission.

Pit bringing awareness to hunger and homelessness In acknowledgement of Hunger and Homelessness Week, Nourish International is sponsoring a casual rock-paper-scissors tournament and a blues concert. The event will take place outside of the Pit from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16. All are welcome to attend.

University celebrates Nonprofit Awareness Month The university’s Institute for Public Engagement and HandsOn Northwest North Carolina will hold their second annual Best Practice Breakfast to celebrate Nonprofit Awareness Month. Robert T. Grimm Jr., of the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy will give a keynote address at the event. Best Practice Breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 401 of the Benson Center on Nov. 15. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. For further information, contact Velvet Bryant

Cindy Shultz: Security Officer By Hilary Burns | Staff writer At all hours of the day, students are rushing around campus stressed about tests, papers and grades. When students walk through the main doors of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library after business hours, they are able to see the familiar and calming face of the cheerful liaison officer, Cindy Shultz. Shultz came to the university in the summer of 2006 and has thoroughly enjoyed her position since then. She said she “works for two masters, the library and the campus police.” “All of the students are definitely my favorite part of the job,” Shultz said. She is able to work closely with students while building relationships with them. Shultz’s ebullient personality attracts students

to stop to chat and Shultz genuinely hopes to be “a cheery face when students enter the library.” Many students enjoy being able to talk with Shultz for a quick minute or two before they start their studies for the evening. Shultz explained that she frequently sees students’ emotions as they walk through the doors of the library. She sees the stress levels increase near exams and is thrilled to see them smile over “the little things that matter.” Shultz used an example of one student who had been working strenuously and had seemed stressed out for days. This student then got a text from her boyfriend who surprised her on campus which made the student smile and relax. Shultz said seeing this change in emotion was

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said. Shultz has a small farm and her favorite thing to do outside of her job is to take care of and spend time with her animals. Shultz has always lived in the Winston-Salem area and her favorite thing about the South is the friendly people and “definitely not the humid weather.” Shultz acts as a friendly face in the stressful atmosphere of the library and is always available to talk to. One day when you have a large exam to study for or research paper to write, Shultz will be available to calm you down and put a smile on your face. She can also act as a motherly figure to all of the hardworking students at the university. Shultz hopes all students will take the time to get to know her and will stop to chat in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Rachel Cameron/Old Gold & Black

Seminar to help keep finances in check The Human Resource Department is sponsoring a Financial Education Seminar “Staying on Track in a Volatile Market.” The seminar is open to all students, faculty, administration and staff who would benefit from discussion regarding all 403b participants regardless of plan provider. The seminar is to be held in Pugh Auditorium from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 16.

gratifying and made her appreciate her work atmosphere. Shultz described university students as “lively, open and giving.” She genuinely enjoys students, their conversations and their company. Shultz said the most interesting thing that has happened in the ZSR this year was the Burger King Man who came into the library in full costume, handing out Burger King whoppers to students. The students taking part in the Burger King Man event were creating a film called “The King Delivers” where the anonymous Burger King man handed out whoppers to studious students who always welcome a distraction and extra study fuel. The short film is now on Youtube. “I particularly liked that I wasn’t filmed during this event,” Shultz

POLICE BEAT Alcohol and Drug Charges • Suspect was found sleeping in hallway by a resident advisor in Johnson Hall at 3:36 a.m. on Nov. 6. Emergency Medical Services was contacted due to suspicion of intoxication. Suspect was found to be okay but refused transportation to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. • Suspect was reported by another student as being overly intoxicated and sick in Collins Hall at 4:43 a.m. on Nov. 6. Emergency Medical Services was contacted, they cared for the suspect and advised him that he was fine. Suspect refused transportation to Student Health or Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Larceny • Unknown subject(s) removed four unsecured T-shirts from a hallway in North Campus Apartments at 7:28 p.m. on Nov. 1. • Unknown subject(s) removed an unsecure stop sign and frame from the intersection of Wake Forest Road and Wingate Road at 1:27 p.m. on Nov. 2. • Unknown person(s) removed unsecured clothing from a washing machine in the Taylor Hall laundry room between 4:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Nov. 3. • Unknown person took an unsecured bike from the Kitchin Hall bike rack without permission at 11:54 a.m. on Nov. 5.

• Unknown person removed an iPod from a victim’s unsecured locker in the football locker room located in Manchester Atheletics at 2:23 p.m. on Nov. 5.

Medical Events • Victim was having difficulty breathing in Bostwick Residence Hall at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 2. Victim was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services. • Victim was having chest pains in Greene Hall at 3:31 p.m. on Nov. 2. Emergency Medical Services responded but the victim refused transportation to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 27. • Victim went to Student Health with abdominal pains at 3:34 a.m. on Nov. 4. Emergency Medical Services responded and the victim was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. • Victim passed out in class in Carswell Hall at 12:12 p.m. on Nov. 4. Emergency Medical Services and Fire Engine 8 arrived and checked vitals. Victim refused transportation to the hospital but agreed to go to Student Health. • A university visitor fell and hit their head at BB&T Stadium at 5:41 p.m. on Nov. 6. Emergency Medical Services arrived and treated the victim but she refused transportation to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. • A victim received a minor cut on her leg from jumping a fence near Johnson Hall at 1:45 a.m.

on Nov. 7. Emergency Response Team arrived and treated the victim. • A victim broke their collar bone while playing Frisbee on the Water Tower Field at 11:27 a.m. on Nov. 7. The victim was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. • A victim fainted in the Fresh Food Company (the Pit) at 2:27 p.m. on Nov. 7. Emergency Response Team arrived and advised the victim that she needed to eat something.

Miscellaneous • Unknown subject(s) removed cash and checks from the victim’s desk drawer between Oct. 28 and Nov. 2. The case is pending further investigation. • Offender was shouting and standing on the seat of a university shuttle bus and damaged an arm rest at 1:40 a.m. on Nov. 4. A copy of this report will be sent to the Dean’s Office. • On Nov. 5 at 11:47 a.m., a complainant advised University Police she heard that a student was robbed on the university shuttle. An officer investigated the scene and determined that the robbery never happened. • Residence Life and Housing contacted University Police at 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 6 and reported a student that was being assaulted. An officer responded and the victim was uncooperative and refused assistance. Victim was not injured and stated that she did not want police involved.

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Holiday: Administration explains how decisions are made Continued from Page A1

The holidays even go into late in the semester where April 22 is taken off as a holiday for Good Friday. Since days without classes are scheduled more plentifully in the spring, the university seems to be lacking days off for students in the fall semester and many students are confused as to why. Compared to other colleges in the area, the university has a much more condensed fall break. Duke University’s academic calendar scheduled a five-day fall break from Oct. 8 to Oct. 13. “Since (our university) has people from all different areas of the country, fall break should be long enough for everyone to have the chance to go home,” freshman Kristen Young said. Young said that a three-day weekend is too short a time period to spend the money on expensive plane tickets to fly back home to somewhere as relatively close as New England. Whereas, Duke’s five-day break would be enough time to make the trip worthwhile. Economics professor, Claire Hammond, serves as the chair of the Committee on Academic Affairs for 201011.

This committee is part of the executive branch of the college and its main duty is to submit the academic calendar for each year to the faculty for approval. Also on this committee is the Dean of Wake Forest College, the Dean of the Schools of Business, six elected members of the faculty of the college and one student to represent the study body. Hammond said the Committee on Academic Affairs chooses subcommittees to decide on the calendar for the next academic year. Once the full committee approves the calendar, it goes to the faculty to vote on. “We recently submitted the 2013-14 calendar to the faculty, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be amended,” Hammond said. Hammond explained that if students are unhappy with the scheduled fall break, they could bring a proposal to the committee. One of the powers of the Committee on Academic Affairs is to “hear petitions from students who wish to alter or be excused from academic obligations or established regulations and practices.”

“We often consider a longer fall multiple days off, will “skip” classes to break, the faculty would like it as well have a longer break,” Steele said. as students,” Hammond said. Steele said, as a senior, she would Freshman, Catie Coonan said she have enjoyed a few days off in the fall can understand that a week would be but she would not want the semester too much time off because students to start earlier or end later than it alwould have a hard time getting back ready does. into a daily routine, “It is a nature of but that a four day give and take that weekend would be many students ”We deserve a longer fall break better. don’t understand, Coonan is from we work so hard during the week.” but at the end of


Catie Coonan Oregon and said the day, we keep fall it is really hard break a fall “three Freshman for students from day weekend” bethe West coast to cause it is how the fly home for three academic calendar days, and the time difference does not is traditionally set up and Wake Forest help. is a school of tradition,” Steele said. “We deserve a longer fall break, we Hammond said there are many iswork so hard during the week and it sues in trying to extend fall break as would have been nice to see our fami- the committee tries to balance Monlies,” Coonan said. day, Wednesday, Friday classes and Senior Meaghan Steele, the student the counterpart of Tuesday, Thursday representative on the Committee on classes. Academic Affairs, said the university For fall of 2011 there will be 41 tried to have a longer fall break years Monday-Wednesday-Friday classes ago but it did not work out because it and 28 Tuesday-Thursday classes in forced the fall semester to start earlier one semester. or end later in the year. The committee works its hardest “Faculty continuously find that stu- to keep this ratio balanced and havdents, no matter if there is one day or ing more days off for fall break would

disrupt this delicate balance between what studetns and teachers want. Freshman, Peter Butler said, “while it would have been nice to see our families, the semester is just too short for more than one day off without altering the start and end dates.” “It is all a juggle, if we start earlier the residence halls may not be ready and if we go later exam schedules may be disrupted,” Hammond said. “Our main concern is how to have Thanksgiving Break and a fall break, if we give students Wednesdays-Fridays off will they take the whole week off?” Hammond said. Hammond sees the benefits in having a longer fall break. She said it is just a matter of juggling dates and running enough classes to fit in a longer break. Overall, it is much more likely for students to experience academic burnout without some sort of breathing period for the fall semester and a revision to the current fall schedule is advised by many students. While it is understandable that it is hard to make decisions about where the breaks should fall throughout the semester, it is evident that students are unhappy with the current plan.

Lecturer shares financial knowledge Film: Focus By Hilary Burns | Staff writer

Alan Reynolds, a Senior Fellow of the CATO Institute, visited the university on Nov. 3 in the Annenburg Forum to discuss whether there is a growing income gap in the United States. The CATO Institute was founded in 1977 when the Koch family “provided the funds to launch the nation’s first libertarian think tank,” according the New Yorker article “Covert Operations.” This article states that the Koch family was the major source of funding for the Libertarian party up to this point, a significant point of importance. Critics of this party stated that their beliefs seem “Anarcho-Totalitarianism” and found that the institute gave “money to nonprofit organizations that do research and advocacy on issues that impact the profit margin of Koch Industries.” Reynolds’ presentation was called “The Mismeasurement of Inequality” and he began by saying, “it’s nice to be here and away from the district of corruption.” He explained that he intended to present his opinion, as “people tend to make strong opinions on weak facts.” Reynolds believes that there is no clear trend toward increased inequality from 1988 to 2008. Reynolds explained the census bureau changed the way they measured poverty in the 1980’s so when President Bill Clinton took office and top incomes appeared

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Senior member of the CATO Institute, Alan Reynolds, spoke to a group of students about the income gap. to increase, they were actually just measured differently. Reynolds showed a chart of Gini Coefficient for Disposable Income to show that there has been no increase in disposable income since 1988. Reynolds explained that three million people make up the top

one percent, which is not a small number. He noted that a tax reform in 1986 made it appear that the “rich got richer in 1986, but really this was only in capital gains.” Reynolds said incomes reported on tax returns are not the same as actual incomes. He explained that

Schedule: Answers to how classes could change are given Continued from Page A1

are crowded because of the current schedule which could be changed to alleviate this undue stress. Both of the options are loosely based on the current Duke model. Many universities around the nation either have schedules similar to the proposed ones for the university or are planning on acquiring one. “There are lots of great things about Duke’s system and there are some bad things. For example, they have exams on Sundays,” Barnes said. “We want to abstract Duke’s framework.” The delineation of classes based on time is another important feature of the proposed plans. The proposals include up to seven periods in the day for 75 minute classes each day with 15 minute breaks between classes. Again, classes span from 8 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. for all five days of the week. Barnes recognizes that having only 75 minute classes is not necessarily a good option. “There are subjects that demand 50 minute classes such as introductory classes which that pack tons of memorizational information while 75 minute classes are good for discussion-based classes with presentations and lots of interaction,” Barnes recognized. Thus, 50 minute classes will be worked into the schedule in some way but not in abundance as they are now. Another major point of the potential subject changes is that the 11 to noon breaks on Tuesday and Thursday, which was originally used for students to go to chapel back when the university had ties to the Baptist Southern Convention, will be removed since they put a lot of strain on dining services to provide

lunch for nearly all undergraduate students who have only that one hour break to grab something to eat. When asked when the final decision will be made as to what the schedule will change into, Barnes responded, “we will make the final decision earliest by next week, latest by early December. The changes won’t be implemented until next year.” “We want to get the framework set and then work on the technical stuff. We will then have an open forum and talk to students to get their feedback and let them know what’s going on and what to expect,” she said. When asked about the concerns outlined in last week’s article, especially those of the athletic coaches, Barnes responded with consolation. “(Ron) Wellman is upset at the idea of us becoming more like Duke, but we don’t have to. We just want their framework. It’s good to hear his concerns. Since nothing is set in stone, feedback is good. We know that they have these concerns and now we can set that as a fixed point. We will not start having practice at six in the morning,” she said. Overall, the explanations given by Barnes can provide those who are interested in the potential schedule change a basis on which to form their own opinions. As was mentioned, Barnes and the committee always interested in getting feedback from those affected by the potential changes, particularly students and faculty. Ultimately, the changes to the current schedule are meant to alleviate a lot of the stress that many of the university’s services, including dining, are feeling as well as help students get to a better day-to-day schedule.

when there are tax cuts, people believe the top one percent’s incomes increase when really only their capital gains increase. Reynolds said he was not a fan of Bush’s tax cuts but spending was increased after the cuts. “My other big beef is when they show you two years and you’re supposed to draw an imaginary line between them and construct a trend,” Reynolds said. He went on to explain that the majority of people who voice their complaints of CEO’s making incredible amounts of money are “always leftists or academics.” Reynolds said there are only 500 CEO’s making this kind of money and that is too small a number to impact the overall top one percent. When an audience member asked if Reynolds had any ideas for programs to help the bottom twenty percent, he said he was “all for cutting loop holes such as tax credits” but there is “no perfect tax system.” He concluded by saying the top one percent may gain money but they aren’t taking others salaries in doing so, “selling of assets is not different than selling a home — it does not make an executive wealthier, and it should not be counted as income.” Ultimately, Reynolds with his vast knowledge of various financial topics shed a lot of light for audience members to the event. From his time at the pretigious CATO Institute, Reynolds provided students with great insight to the world of finance.

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on each community in turn without distraction. Though the university’s screening featured the full-length film, the individual stories can also be shown in order to appeal to special interest groups or those short on time. “In our own faith traditions, we are called to care for the environment and there’s a lot of different ways that you can do that,” Fuller said. “This screening was designed to bring better awareness of the Office of Sustainability to campus ministries to show them the variety of ways they can make a difference.” Fuller, a political science and religion double major, spends much of her time outside her internship working with the university’s Interfaith Council. The group, which meets weekly, seeks to bridge the gap between the religions represented on campus through discussion and earnest engagement. “It’s like Dedee (Delongpre Johnston, director of the Office of Sustainability) always says; you have an inner circle and you need to expand it to include the people on the fringe,” she said. “Bringing people of different religious backgrounds together helps you to expand people’s knowledge of sustainability and widen the circle.” “At the beginning of the semester, I was one of those people on the fringe. It’s really a lot easier to break into the inner circle than it would see from the outside,” she said.


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Attendees of the “Night Under The Stars” event take swing dancing seriously as they shimmy and shake to big-band jazz music.

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Martha Mason in her iron lung with the university’s own Mary Dalton who produced the film about Mason. Continued from Page A1 The film started out with the juxtaposition of a moving train and its alternating pistons against the pistons of Mason’s iron lung. The focus then turns to several of Mason’s hometown (Latimore, N.C.) friends who do various favors for her including picking up her mail, taking care of her front lawn and even her own personal caretaker, Ginger. Eventually, Mason herself is shown. Her voice is soft and hard to understand as she describes the huge, yellow machine that she lives in. “The early years were as idyllic as you or me or anyone. I thought, this is too good to be true. Then we hit that wall,� she said about her years before her brother and herself contracted the disease. The film then goes on to describe Mason’s life from her high school years to her time at the university where she could leave the iron lung several times a day for short periods outside but then fell ill to pneumonia and was permanently placed in the iron lung. Much of the movie is spent high-

lighting Mason’s life since then including the death of her parents and her transfer to living without them which she described as being very stressful. It shows her having dinner parties with friends and using her voiceactivated computer at which time she laughingly said, “The one thing that I would say about the computer is ‘why didn’t you come earlier?’� After getting the computer, Mason began writing more personal thoughts which eventually culminated into her memoir Breath: Life in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung which was published in 2003. “I don’t consider myself an intellectual, I consider myself a searcher,� she said in her last statements during the film. “None of us are exempt from the things that make us extraordinary people.� The film ended with several statements from Mason and her friends. Overall, the film was a testament to the greatness of special woman and all of the people she touched. Mason’s legacy still is considered to live on at the university to this day.

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The “Enjoy the Gap� fair was held for juniors and seniors who are interested in doing activities with non-profits and other programs after graduation.



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Professors enhance Wake experience


e are lucky to go to a university with such a low faculty-student ratio, because it gives us time to really get to know and admire our professors. The professors at the university are often delightfully eccentric. We enjoy hearing their anecdotes that they add in during lectures, and we enjoy getting to know their personalities. The professors at the university have amazing skills outside of their concentrations. For example, some can speak five languages (or more!). Nearly all of the professors at the university are fully available for office hours to go over a paper, ask

for clarification on an assignment or merely to have a conversation. Often, our friends at state schools are not so lucky. In some cases, professors treat us more like adults than students, and we appreciate the gesture. We've even been invited over to professors' houses to have an abroad reunion or to watch the election race unfold. We think that a huge strength of the university is that it combines a small school feel with exceptionally qualified faculty who do engaging research. It is the best of both worlds, and this quality is one of our favorite things about the university.

Pit went crazy at Carnival Day


ast Thursday, the Pit shed its normalcy for Carnival day. What ensued that night really cannot be fully explained, but we will try our best. First of all, we commend the Pit staff for agreeing to change things up. Things were getting kind of boring over there. We were happy to see the Pit staff dancing and having a good time. There was even an actual DJ there, which was definitely different. Really, it was crazy. There was even someone making balloon creations. We also enjoyed the cotton candy, snow cones and other carnival fare. Our only complaint was that the corn dogs and funnel cake ran out by 8 p.m., which was unfortunate for those of us

who could not get to the Pit any earlier. For those of us who were trying to have some peace and quiet at the end of a long day, the Pit was the opposite of inviting. The music was loud, and it was hard to even hear the people you were sitting with. Still, for the rest of us, the Pit's transformation was a welcome one. Some people even said they would be going to the Pit more after Carnival day. The lively atmosphere was a nice change from the usual melancholy feel of the Pit. Overall, we are glad that the Pit is trying to do something positive to enhance our experience there. We look forward to another theme day in the future.

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College insomnia should be prevented

Phenomenon threatens health and study habits of university students

decrease attention and concentration, and increase task performance errors (1993). For those of you who are still not convinced, and want to keep having allnighters as a certain “rite of passage,” perhaps the fact that sleep also helps Maddy Rose athletic performance will persuade Guest columnist you. A graduate researcher at Stanford worked with six basketball players, who hether it’s due to the crazy girls all ran faster and made more shots over screaming down the hall, or the a period in which they slept at least ten kids above you who think it is hours a night. cool to blast Lil’ Wayne at 10 a.m. on a The median number of hours of sleep Saturday morning, almost every college a night for college students is about six, student has experienced a sleepless night. even though a solid eight to nine hours If you look around your classes, especially is recommended for all human beings. those early in the morning, you’re bound As Wake Forest students, we attend to see them: the zombies, the kids who can rigorous classes and have an abundance barely keep their eyes open and look like of homework. It feels like we never stop they are about to fall flat on their face or working, and never stop preparing for maybe they are already drooling on their the due dates in the future. notebook. But next time you are feeling Whether you didn’t sleep because you overwhelmed, maybe you should stayed out all night on Wake Wednesday consider whether your irritability and or because your roommate refuses to stop tension would be best fixed if you Skyping with her boyfriend, “not sleeping” actually got an appropriate amount of appears to be the new thing to do. “I’ve rest. only gotten 9 hours of sleep in the past There are two tips I would three days” or “I’ve had recommend personally six double-shot espressos to avoid sleep to keep me going” are deprivation. Next time are you feeling examples of statements I The first is stopping hear on a daily basis. overwhelmed, maybe you procrastination. Space It’s now become a habit out your work. The should consider whether to stay up all night and less stress you feel, your irritability and tension take ‘8 hour naps’ instead the better you will would be best fixed if you of sleep when it’s dark out sleep, and if you begin as humans are naturally studying for an exam actually got an appropriate equipped to do. a week before the test, amount of rest. I’m not saying I am then you can avoid Sleep’s #1 advocate; in that detrimental allfact, I probably sleep less nighter that you were than a good portion of the students here, planning on doing. but the fact that astounds me is that even Also, fix your sleeping environment. when I think I have had the worst bout of Someone is always going to be up. insomnia, there is always someone who is Don’t feel like you’re missing out in my boat. on social opportunities just because In fact, on average, it is estimated that everyone is late-night chatting in the at least two-thirds of college students are lounge on a weekday If you’re tired, go sleep deprived. The differences between to bed. short sleepers, those who slept less than Don’t play another game of FIFA six hours a night, and long sleepers, those just because your friends are all wired who slept less than nine hours a night, were and need another player for their team. compared. Also, on an ending sidenote: invest in According to William E. Kelly and C.W. some earplugs. They are cheap and can Von Bergen, short sleepers were noted to (at least partially) block out the noises have more psychological maladjustments, of the kids upstairs, next to you, or such as anxiety, neuroticism, less creativity maybe even your roommate. and more prone to hallucinations (1997). Happy ZZZs! Research has also correlated between sleep deprivation and a lower GPA. According Maddy Rose is a freshman from Raleigh, to Anita Woolfok, sleep deprivation acts to N.C.


“That means air carriers are supposed to look at a passenger’s entire face to determine if they appear to be over 18 and if so, compare their physical appearance with their travel documents.” - John Babcock, a spokesman for Canadian Transportation Minister Chuck Strahl, explaining how a male refugee in his mid-20s was able to disguise himself as an elderly Caucasian man on his flight from Canada, in his attempt to seek asylum from Hong Kong.

“” “It’s a vehicle that is in high demand for committing crimes. There’s plenty of space in the pick-up’s cabin for more weapons.” - Gabriel Lopez, the new president of Ford in Mexico, speaking about the decrease in sales of the Lobo truck, because of rising fears of car theft by cartel members.

“” “We are developing additional medical services and even sunbeds will be put in place.” - Sergei Telyatnikov, the head of the 19th century Butyrka prison, referring to the notoriously harsh prison’s decision to install sunbeds for inmates in order to improve their health.

“” “The numbers at school have been declining as are the number of people in town. Hopefully, this might turn things around. Some of the houses need a bit of a clean and a bit of love, but they’re beautiful old houses.” - Danielle Ward, an Australian hotel manager, alluding to the town of Trundle’s moves to revitalize the town and encourage new families to move in, by offering to rent farm houses to families for one dollar a week.

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Opinion Old Gold & Black

Meet the new boss ... same as the old boss Jim Hans


Guest columnist

ertainly President Hatch’s recent account of all the new buildings and quadrangles that are planned for the coming years reflects a preference for preserving the infrastructure of the university at the cost of the living tissue, from the grass on the fields to the people who dwell in the lower echelons. But a new student recreation center – due in about two years, according to a conversation President Hatch recently had with some students (“Hang with Hatch opens dialogue for students,” 10/31) – and the new business building should have the highest priority. Poteat Field is crying out for attention. Davis Field will have to wait. Our dreams for the ideal campus must lead to the construction of these buildings, but these projects are now backed up for one or two lifetimes. Hatch reminds us: “Our position as a top-twenty-five private university is not entirely assured. We navigated the most recent financial turbulence because of a previous decision to enlarge our student body by 500 students. And we increased tuition to comparable market levels. In short, we have already pulled most of the financial levers at our discretion.” Translation: It is time to tighten our belts (yet again) when it comes to

things like salaries for faculty and staff. The buildings, as in the past, are more important. They will live on; the human beings come and go. Of course we have been warned repeatedly that there is no money for faculty and staff. On the positive side, though, we were encouraged throughout the past school year to imagine the possibilities that might come our way thanks to the forthcoming Capital Campaign. We were told to “dream big”: a real sabbatical program for a real university, new programs and an expansion of resources to cover them, fitting rewards for the labors of those many individuals who measure up to the teacher-scholar ideal! As Hatch reminds us, “Wake Forest is a community of great people and, together, we are step by step making this a more vibrant place of learning, of social engagement, and of service.” Yet even before the “quiet” part of the Capital Campaign has begun, it would seem that all of our dreaming has yielded little more than the small change to which we are already accustomed. The President’s Trust, we are told, will “support our academic leaders in providing endowed chairs and professorships to recruit and retain the most talented faculty. An endowed chair is a very special gift to students because it brings another magical presence into their lives without adding a cent to tuition.

The endowment, not the regular university budget, supports the faculty member in perpetuity.” New faculty that won’t even be included in the university budget! How can you beat that? Talk about magic! For those who are already here who won’t be grabbing after those newlyendowed chairs, the President’s Trust will offer other kinds of support: for example, “competitive grants that inspire our teacher-scholars” and “centers and institutes that enable faculty members to work across disciplines to address the most pressing problems of our society.” See what I mean about crumbs from the master’s table? We can continue to apply for a vast buffet of financial opportunities in relatively small amounts that won’t have to be added to our salaries and so won’t burden the university budget year after year. And if we spend the grant funds too quickly, there will always be another fund we can squeeze our proposals into in order to get money that won’t be forthcoming in pay raises. In the last editorial I wrote for the Old Gold and Black a couple of years ago, I suggested that the university had rationalized its procedures under the rubric Jack Welch invented called Six Sigma. One of the basic tenets of this program is to reward the top 10 percent of employees highly, fire the bottom 10 percent every year and squeeze the middle 80 percent,

inducing endless anxiety about their and tenure tracks are sent packing. future prospects. Fortunately, nothing Likewise, the reduction of university resembling that goes on in this much life to a business model is standard more humane institution. practice these days. For all the Welch and Six Sigma were crucial boldness and uniqueness of our plan in the move toward shareholder value for the future, though, it looks way in business, the shift away from the too much like what everyone else stakeholder version that assumed is doing. If we are so innovative, employees were more than human shouldn’t we begin by resisting capital. This change has led to the these degrading trends that reduce decimation of countless workers as everything to quantitative measures businesses have been able to boost that strip us of our dignity and their stock prices coarsen our view of with endless our shared mission? For all the putative boldness rounds of layoffs In fact, the new The move boss isn’t the same and uniqueness of our plan to shareholder as the old boss. The for the future, though, it value also had new boss is much looks way too much like the effect of more concerned emphasizing the what everyone else is doing... about corporate current quarter identity and over the long advertising strategies term, just as we than the people have seen Wake Forest’s own idea who used to govern the university, of the scholarly life increasingly and much more hierarchical. But reduced to endless flummery, the both bosses have had a commitment appearance of new learning under to our beautiful campus, of which the guise of rare shows every week President Hatch reminds us: “When I that seek to call attention to. . . what? ask students why they came to Wake That we here at the university are on Forest rather than any number of the cutting edge? Of what? Of the other quality institutions, the most latest marketing strategies for higher common answer is that they fell in education? Whatever we have been love with our campus.” doing on campus, way too little of it At least we still have our priorities has anything to do with learning. straight! I know, people at other universities have it far worse than we do as Jim Hans is an English professor at the entire departments are eliminated university.

Deck the halls with anticipation this season Does that make us losers? Probably. But who the hell cares? Even the drive home for Thanksgiving break has us pumped. Holiday songs blasting on the radio and nothing but the empty road and relaxation ahead of you. (Sounds like a bad country song, right? Too bad it’s AWESOME)

Hannah Werthan and Meenu Krishnan Opinion editors

Snaps for the upcoming joyous holiday season Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I Muggles, unite! Whether you’re dressing up as Hermione Granger for the midnight premiere or you’re a loser who doesn’t watch it until the next day, you will not want to miss this epic, history-making event. Have you SEEN that trailer? Wands and wizards and Hogwarts, oh my! Last home football game For the seniors, this is their last chance to tailgate. The Class of the Finest will offer free drinks and food to all ‘11ers. Winter wardrobe Even though this freak 70-degree weather is ridiculously annoying, we hope that it will cool off soon and we can start stylin’ winter fashions. Pea coats, cute hats and scarves, boots and tights — what more could a girl want? Thanksgiving Break This one is obvious. With nearly three months without a break, we are so ready to go home, play with our dogs and watch Food Network.

Christmas Where to begin? Holiday songs, holiday drinks, holiday foods (even those pesky holiday pounds) and holiday décor all make this the most wonderful time of year. There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa and tuning in to all the holiday movies that come on — A Charlie Brown Christmas, the James Bond marathon on Spike TV, The Holiday. Christmas time brings Christmas scents – pine, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, freshly baked cookies — just the very thought of them is like an instant shot of endorphins.

Hanukkah Shalom, y’all. We like latkes and lighting the menorah. And dancing the horah. What’s better than one night of celebration? Eight, of course. Even though the Jewish population on campus is quite small, those of us who are Jewish (including Hannah) can unite and celebrate this minor but exciting holiday.

Boos for the upcoming taxing holiday season Finals Though this might be an obvious one, but this semester, finals just might kill us. Professors, we love you, but is it really necessary to assign both 20-page research papers and agonizing final exams due on the same day? Can’t we just have one or the other? Maybe we’re being unreasonable, but when you have a classroom of zombies on the last day, don’t say you weren’t warned.

Holiday episodes of favorite TV shows What’s better than real-life holidays? Fake, Making life Graphic by Ken Meyer/Old Gold & Black television holidays. We decisions can’t wait for what workplace dysfunction is Whether you’re a senior like me (Hannah) or going to take place on The Office and 30 Rock. a sophomore like me (Meenu), college means What drama are Blair, Chuck and Serena making life decisions. Grad school? Majors? going to concoct on the Upper East Side? Summer plans? Bring on the brain farts. We’ve never understood those people that Holiday visits have had their lives mapped out since middle A quick sampling of the OGB staff has school. What ever happened to spontaneity? included responses as diverse as New York It got thrown out the window, along with City, Las Vegas, Tennessee, San Francisco huge shoulder pads and mom jeans. Graduate Bay Area and India. No matter where you’re schools and internships have deadlines in headed, it will definitely be a change of November, so you literally have to know what scenery. you’re doing months in advance. For people

who are more laid-back and easy-going, those that go with the flow dude, this is most offensive. Everything bad about cold weather As lovely and crisp as the cold weather is, it comes with multiple headaches. It is such a pain to defrost your car, shovel your driveways and warm up your hands. Further, it makes it doubly difficult to go to class. It’s already hard enough to wake up, but when you’re snuggled in a warm bed, and then you have to head out into the frigid day, the world is awful. Consumerism Not to go all teen-angst-pseudo-philosophical on you, but along with all the beautiful things that come with Christmas, people tend to go batsh*t crazy. On Black Friday, people have gotten stampeded by those who just can’t wait to get that TV that’s been marked down by $50. People frequently obsess over what to get others, and in the process, lose the spirit of the season. In the end, your friend really isn’t going to remember whether you got him or her the perfect Christmas gift that one year. Shorter days Yes, this might seem like a minor point. but when the sky begins to get dark at such an early hour, we feel sleepy at roughly 10 p.m. This is not conducive to studying or watching the midnight Harry Potter premiere. We suppose that it is okay for sitting by the fireplace, but a part of us is already longing for long summer days. Hannah Werthan is a senior English and history major from Nashville, Tenn. Meenu Krishnan is a sophomore history and political science major from Johnson City, Tenn.

Renee Gets Real | R.B.S. without the B.S.

The dreaded sophomore slump blues can be remedied Renee Slawsky


News editor

reshmen (or first-years if you want to be politically correct): do not read this. Look somewhere else now or your life will plunge into a dark abyss of which you will never escape. Okay, fine. You’re doomed, freshmen. Sophomores: listen up. Do you guys feel like being at college is less awesome this year than last? As a sophomore with many sophomore friends, I keep hearing that sophomore slump is still alive and well and is infecting many people with its sickness. My question is: what can we do to eradicate this disease? First let’s define sophomore slump for all

the freshmen who are still really excited about absolutely everything. According to Google definitions (a.k.a. a reliable source), a sophomore slump is a “jinx which refers to an instance in which a second effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort.” In other words, freshman year is usually pretty epic whereas sophomore year just isn’t as epic. What are some examples of sophomore slump or how does sophomore slump manifest itself, you may ask? Well some personal examples as well as some examples my friends have given me are the following: harder classes which often lead to worse grades, not living in nice freshman dorms (especially you people who are still reading and now live in South Hall, prepare to be upset), nothing is really new anymore, parties become boring, it’s back to the same old Pit for your meals, because your classes are so hard you always seem to be studying and therefore don’t sleep enough and consequently have huge, unattractive bags under your eyes, you see your

same old friends that you made last year and they are sick with sophomore slump too, you are stuck between the newness and excitement of freshman year and the movingon excitement of junior and senior year, as well as many others. As you can see, sophomore slump targets all different areas of the college student’s life and it destroys them. So instead of dwelling on how awful you think your life is, why don’t we discuss some ways of preventing slash dealing with sophomore slump? According to Associated Content for College Students, some ways to prevent sophomore slump is to “reconnect with your academic adviser,” “buy your books early and start reading them,” “freshen up your resume and find a fun job on campus” and “take care of yourself and eat well, sleep well, take showers and get exercise.” First of all, thanks Associated Content for College Students for telling me that I need to take showers. That was a big help. Secondly, do you guys feel that these things are way

to annoyingly perfect and in some ways unachievable? Yeah, me too. Of course you can talk with your adviser but they have stuff going on too. And as far as reading your textbooks early, who does that? Certainly, not me or anyone I know. I like to have fun on my last days of break, thank you. Find a fun job on campus? That’s as hard as trying to learn how to moonwalk (shout-out to M.J.: We miss you. R.I.P.) Get enough sleep? Here is my answer to that: get enough sleep or fail your classes? While I do like to feel well-rested, I also like to feeling of having even the slightest chance that I can get into graduate school. Overall, I feel like these ways to prevent sophomore slump are from another planet where everyone is cliché and evidently need reminding to take showers. Here are my suggestions of how to avoid sophomore slump: be positive. While many things that lead to sophomore slump are unavoidable like having harder classes or the

novelty of college wearing off, the only way to really fight off this illness is to stay as positive as possible. Yes, maybe you aren’t getting enough sleep, all your teachers seem to be grading incredibly hard and you’re friends are starting to bore you, but you will just fall into a deep depression if you don’t keep looking on the sunny side, whatever that may be for you. Overall, sophomore year is hard for many people but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. There is life after the second year of college, just ask the zombie-like juniors and seniors. So if you are a freshman and you have read this article full of advice, colons and rhetorical questions then don’t lose hope. Sophomore year can be awesome if you don’t give up on it and try to stay as positive as possible. Oh, and take showers. Renee Slawsky is a sophomore political science and Russian major from Knoxville, Tenn.

Old Gold & Black Opinion

A8 Thursday, November 11, 2010

Searching for Equality | A Citizen’s Public Duty

Indian alliance presents multiple benefits Matt Moran


Staff columnist

arlier this week, President Obama made probably the most important trip of his presidency. He traveled to India in pursuit of export deals, which would help the American economy, as well as a promise to support India’s bid for permanent membership on the UN Security Council. Though Barack Obama has disappointed many, myself included, this is where he is at his best. The recent elections in which the Republicans took control of the House and narrowed the margin in the Senate will force him into a different position — a position marked by leadership and statesmanship rather than legislation.

India, it seems, and I hope, will be at the center of this. Obama is right to say that the American-Indian alliance will be the “defining relationship of the 21st century.” India is the world’s largest democracy, has the world’s second largest population and is set to overtake China economically and demographically. The Indian banking sector has proven itself resilient, India has a lower debt-toGDP ration than China and Indian households have a better savings rate than that of China. Further, the Chinese government system is unsustainable. It is highly secretive and the state is extremely repressive — once the economic growth slows, and it must, the Chinese population will turn its attention from the latest consumer goods and begin to demand an accountable government. Though the country is unlikely to fall apart during a transition to a more open, democratic system, there are no guarantees that the Chinese economy will escape such a transition unfazed. India is a growing economic powerhouse, with a diverse, pluralistic

democracy and a sizable military complete with nuclear weapons. The American-Indian partnership is important for a number of reasons. The first is that India presents an Asian alternative to China or Japan. Japan will remain an important ally, but it has more or less leveled off in its rise to its current (powerful) position. India will be important in balancing China in its own neighborhood. ChineseIndian relations are somewhat tense, mostly over a disputed territory and the treatment of the Dalai Lama; although relations have warmed with the Chinese decision to back India’s bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council. There is no reason to think that the rise of China will cause a second Cold War, or some other large-scale competition between the United States and China; but a close relationship between India and the US will help guarantee this. The second reason is that India disproves the notion that an authoritarian government is required for rapid development. This is a powerful ideological weapon for the United States. Foreign policy should

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terrorism from Pakistan by groups be active in persuading civil society like Lakshar-e-Taiba. India is on the groups in developing countries, like doorstep of Afghanistan and Pakistan, those in Africa, that democratic free both of which are countries that market societies are not dead. The might implode. A successful strategy Chinese model — authoritarian in this region will integrate India as free market government is a friend the regional superpower to despots the as well as a global ally. world over, the Obama’s efforts to American model Obama is right to say that strengthen the already — democratic free robust American-Indian market government the American-Indian allirelationship reflect a is a friend to ance will be the ‘defining changing American populations the relationship of the 21st posture to a world that world over. A looks very different than market economy century.’ it did a few decades creates tremendous ago. During the Cold wealth and a War, Western Europe democratic government can ensure it is distributed and Japan were the most steadfast American allies. But the changing equitably. If one lives under an landscape of global power will authoritarian government, whatever the population gets is what is handed demand an America willing to change down from the masters of the country the landscape of its relationships — — democracy allows a population to the Obama administration seems committed to doing this, something demand, not beg. Third, India has proven both a target all American, Republican or for terrorism and an important ally in Democrat, should endorse. fighting it. India has faced extremism Matt Moran is a junior history major both from its Hindu and Muslim from Pittsburgh, Penn. communities, as well as imported

Discovering the Right Solution | Constructive Criticism

Let’s give it up for the Negligence endangers studying privileges best team at Wake

the post-season rolled around, the Demon Deacons had battled through an up and down season, earning the No. 5 seed in the ACC Tournament. Three games later, including two doubleovertime penalty kick victories, the Demon Deacons hoisted the ACC title trophy. Yet, it seems as though very few students noticed or cared. The quad was apathetically rolled and very few fans turned out to welcome the team Hamlin Wade bus home. Staff columnist Maybe it was due to the fact that it was a t seems safe to say that when you think of Sunday night and there was school work to be dominant sports at Wake Forest over the done. Or maybe it was because soccer has yet last few years, the general population would to captivate everyone in America. Whatever point to the success of our basketball program the reason, it is time that the student body and the resurgent power of our football team recognizes the job that our women’s team has under Coach Grobe. done. It seems logical to think that these two sports In a season of missed opportunities and are the most important and most successful disappointing results, the women’s soccer team programs at our university. After all, they make stands as a bright spot in a dark situation. the most money for the school, they sell the They have shivered through early morning most tickets and they have their highlights workouts and late night bus rides. replayed on ESPN. They have pulled off miraculous upsets, Yet, in a year of difficult football games and beating the No.3 and No.4 ranked soccer an uncertain future for the upcoming basketball teams in the nation. These girls have season, there has been a power shift within fought their way through injuries and low the Wake Forest Athletic Department. Yet, expectations to capture the first ever ACC unfortunately, very few people Championship for their sport. have seemed to acknowledge this They have done what no other It is time to applaud these change or even seem to care. sports team at the university women for doing someBut, all of that is about to has done this year. change. Throw the football So, it is time to wake up. thing that they have never record out the window, and for It is time to applaud these the time being, tell the basketball done in the history of the women for doing something university. It is time to realteam to slide over. The Wake that they have never done in Forest women’s soccer team is the ize that we are lucky. the history of the university. top dog this year, and they are It is time to realize that we are here to stay. lucky and should be proud to On a brisk Sunday afternoon, be so well represented by such I made the two hour trek to Cary, N.C. to a great and talented group of women. watch our Lady Demon Deacons take on the The women open up the NCAA Terrapins from the University of Maryland Tournament play this weekend, and I think it in a thrilling showdown for the ACC Soccer is time for us to show them that they are not Championship. without the support of the school. After 110 minutes of play and a penalty kick Even if you can’t claim to like or understand shootout, Wake Forest came out victorious, soccer, you owe it to these girls to support claiming the first ever ACC Tournament title them as they attempt to march their way for the Wake Forest women’s soccer program. towards a national title. And while the celebration was sweet, the story It isn’t often that a team like this comes of their journey is even more memorable, and around and the future is never guaranteed. it’s a story worth telling. In a year marked by defeat and letdown, we Entering the season, there were numerous cannot overlook the buzz and excitement that question marks surrounding the team. The Lady this team has brought to the program. This Deacons had their most successful season ever team is special, their victories this weekend last year, yet they lost a considerable amount were special, and I have a feeling that this of talent to graduation and the Women’s team still has a few special things to come. Professional Soccer League. As the season progressed, Wake Forest lost Hamlin Wade is a junior political science major a number of players to injury. By the time from Charlotte, N.C.


these chairs to expand the number of rooms available for students to study on campus. They have made great strides in trying to accomodate student requests for more study locations. The catch to all of this is the fact that leaving rooms open is a privilege, not a right. Just as easily as they opened up the rooms, department chairs have the ability to go back to the old way of locking up everything Seth Williford again. When they agreed to this proposal, it Senior columnist was under the auspices of a few rules. have taken to these pages in the past 1) Rooms should remain available to all to critique the university for policies students, regardless of “occupied” signs. that myself and others have seen as 2) Leave the furniture where you found it. accommodating the U.S. News college 3) Pick up any trash that you accumulate rankings at the expense of the student body. while studying. The greatest issue to me in all of this, and 4) Close windows and shades when you the one that is an umbrella for so many leave the room. other issues, is the increase in the student 5) If a custodian asks you to leave, you population. should leave. I have long said that the school is engaged While these rules have been generally in an elaborate Catch-22, letting in more followed, there have been a number of students than the school can comfortably times where students have ignored common fit in order to pay for the improvements courtesy, and as a result, have endangered needed to accommodate the number of new further use of classrooms for studying. students. Unfortunately, there is little we as The most overriding issue of all this is students can do to influence the size of the respect of the custodial staff. When they student body. Instead, we have to focus our arrive to clean the rooms, usually around attention on how best to play the hand we midnight, they are there to get the rooms are dealt. ready for classes the next day. However, despite my past and current If students don’t leave when asked, then the lamentations, I would be remiss if I did rooms are left dirty with the chance that the not compliment the school on a very students will not properly prepare the room. positive improvement to student life. In the If the rooms aren’t clean, professors complain beginning of the year, Student Government to the department chairs, who are more than diligently worked with the Provost and likely to start re-limiting use of their rooms. the Dean of the College to We have been given a address the pressing issue of great privilege in being expanding study space at the If we abide by the rules, then allowed use of numerous university to accomodate the classrooms on campus. we will have the evidence to student body. But we now have an In the past, most of the show that we deserve to have important choice that we classrooms on campus were more rooms open. If we neglect must make. locked at the end of the day, If we abide by the rules, to treat the custodial staff with leaving many students to then we will have the respect, we risk losing all of the evidence to show that cram into the library, which simply does not have enough rooms in the process. we deserve to have more space to accommodate rooms open. If we neglect the burgeoning student to treat the custodial staff population. with respect in allowing To help alleviate the crowding in the them to do their jobs, we risk losing all of the library, the administration worked with rooms in the process. SG to open up a number of classrooms on The choice is ours, and I hope we can campus. At the end of the day, Department choose to prove the administration wrong, Chairs have the final say as to whether or and show that we are capable of responsibly not rooms will be left unlocked, as well as handling greater independence. which rooms will be left open for student use. That being said, the administration Seth Williford is a senior political science major was extremely helpful in working with from Wilson, N.C.


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Social media ties El Buen Pastor provides into dating website students with chance to help By Rob Byrd | Staff writer

“Basically what you would get if you met someone at a party,” Rachel Vincent said. Including interests in tags enables stuWhat happens when you combine the social networking of Facebook, the match- dents to meet people who “like the same making of eHarmony, and the personalized stuff.” Kikini can only accommodate one profile intelligence of Pandora? picture per user, which also makes it difKikini! Kikini (kih-kee-nee), the newest launch ferent from other social networking sites. After you complete a profile, you can in the ever-expanding world of social networking, is a self-proclaimed social match- access the “parade,” a constant personalized making site that makes online dating and stream of people to meet and “flirt” with. The parade is where the intelligence of socializing more personal and fun. Like Facebook in its early days, Kikini is sites like Pandora or Amazon comes in. According to the site’s blog, “We bring designed exclusively for college students. Only users with a valid .edu email address the technologies that drive modern recommendation systems to dating.” are allowed to join. “Our algorithms analyze the underlyThe site’s purpose is to help young singles meet potential dates by playing ing patterns in the behavior of our users online games and interacting through and then use that information to suggest matches and flirts that are tailored just fun activities. “Our No. 1 focus is just on having fun,” for you.” The system also factors in geographic said Jon Vincent, CEO of Kikini. “Meeting a lot of people, other than the location when finding matches. The news page, or the home screen of one right person,” is usually what occurs, the site, keeps track of the people that he said. you contact through Kikini labels itself the parade system and as a more interactive displays comments to and casual alternative “Our No. 1 focus is just your flirts and mesto existing matchmakon having fun.” sages. ing sites but more fun Jon Vincent Results for polls, and dating-oriented CEO of Kikini questions, and games than Facebook. are also displayed on “We divide interacthe home page. tions into two different Privacy settings on types: flirts and direct messages. Flirts are simple and fun, like the site make direct chats only possible predicting another user’s future or guess- when both people agree to it, however ing whether they’re more of a pirate or a “flirting” can be done without permission, ninja,” co-founder Rachel Vincent said. much like sending messages on dating sites. According to the founders, if a user “Once you’ve started getting to know someone, you can invite each other to send chooses to meet up with someone in person as a result of Kikini interactions, he or she direct messages.” Profile pages on Kikini are made much should choose a public place for the meetsimpler than other social networking sites. ing and ensure that it is in a group setting. Kikini, which launched on Sept. 28, is Rather than listing activities or interests, Kikini merely asks for a few tags that based out of San Diego and is completely describe you. These tags are much like hash free. Overall, the new website brings all the tags on Twitter. As the site’s blog suggests, “Just type in best of the internet together into one stuff you like: mountains, sunshine, run- designed specifically for college students and their needs. ning, llamas, whatever.”

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The brightly-colored room is stocked with school supplies, books and board games. Before getting to work, the kindergarten students drop their backpacks and scramble for a seat on the rug to hear a story. Through El Buen Pastor’s tutoring program, they receive afterschool help with homework and English. “We’re hoping that we’re giving these kids an alternative to doing drugs, joining gangs, winding up pregnant,” says Community Relations Coordinator Casey Carroll. “The ones that grow up in the program will hopefully see that they have alternative options and hopefully graduate this program.” A popular volunteer activity with university students, El Buen Pastor is located 10 minutes from campus, just off of Reynolda Road. University junior Alison Owen has been volunteering with the organization for two years. Based on her experience with the children she says, “a lack of home support and no English being spoken at home” are some of their biggest challenges. The main challenge that these kids face, regardless of age, is literacy. “(This problem) stems from not speaking English at home and not being read English,” Carroll said. She added that these challenges occur because these children are only exposed to English at school, their vocabulary is only as broad as what they hear in the classroom and from their peers on the playground. “They have really good English ‘school’ vocabularies and really good Spanish ‘home’ vocabularies,” she explains. In their tutoring sessions, the children benefit from individual attention and homework help from na-

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El Buen Pastor students can be seen above, all smiles, as they get help learning English through the program. tive English speakers — a rarity for many. El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services was first established in 1999 by a local church, Salem Presbyteryian. As a project intended to serve the growing Latino population in the Winston-Salem area, the ministry quickly grew to include recreation activities, after school tutoring and English classes for adults. Since being incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2006, El Buen Pastor has continued to flourish and expand the breadth of its services. Although most of these children, ages 3-15 years, are born in the United States, they are raised in homes where Spanish is the only language spoken. Many families across the nation do not speak English at home. Winston-Salem local Jonorys Beriquete has worked with the prekindergarten and kindergarten groups for the past six years. After a long day, during which the children were particularly unruly (think eating erasers and hurtling Spiderman action figures), it is obvious that the multi-tasking student-

teacher is drained. “You get attached to the kids, they’re really special,” Beriquete says. “They can make you mad, but they can also make your day so happy. It’s really interesting, and they’re so sweet. They need some love, and they give so much love.” Though rewarding, her job does not come without its challenges. “Their lives are different (in) many aspects; they have learning disabilities and things like that,” she explains. “You need to be really patient, because they are kids. You need to think logically, but psychologically too.” Through its after-school tutoring program and with the help of local volunteers, El Buen Pastor is helping Latino children adjust to a culture and language entirely different from their own. They face emotional, psychological and educational challenges, but they are eager to grow and learn. Overall, El Buen Pastor gives university students the opportunity to make dramatic differences in young students’ lives while helping a community that gives back so much to the university all year around.

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FOOTBALL: 11/13 @ N.C. State 11/20 v. Clemson 11/27 @ Vanderbilt MEN’S BASKETBALL: 11/12 v. Stetson 11/15 v. Hampton 11/16 v. VCU/Winthrop

CROSS COUNTRY: 11/13 NCAA Regionals 11/22 NCAA Champs VOLLEYBALL: 11/12 @ Maryland 11/14 @ Boston College 11/18 v. Virginia Tech


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Wake Forest senior Natalie Sheary won the 12th annual LPGA Futures Tour Qualifying Tournament Nov. 5 at the Lake Region Yacht & Country Club. Sheary shot a 2-under-par 70 on the day’s final round to propel herself to a four-shot win at 9-under Sheary for the tournament. Determination for the 2011 LPGA Futures Tour will be made following the completion of the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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The NIT is not only set up well, but the quality of the teams that take part in the tournament is unprecedented. Out of 100 teams that have reached the finals of the NIT Season Tip-Off, 74 have gone on to participate in the NCAA tournament. This year’s tournament will feature many of the country’s best and most exciting teams such as No. 6 Villanova, No. 20 Tennessee, UCLA and of course the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Wake Forest will be taking part for the third time in school history. The Deacons have had a great deal of success in the past having been to the finals of the tournament in both of their appearances. In 2001, the Deacs were the runner-ups following a loss in the finals to Syracuse. In 2004, Chris Paul and Justin Gray led the Deacons to the finals where they were able to beat Arizona and take home the championship.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: 11/14 v. N.C. Central 11/18 v. S.C. State 11/21 v. William & Mary



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The Dallas Cowboys announced Nov. 9 that they had fired Head Coach Wade Phillips following a 1-7 start to the season. The decision came following a 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys had started the season with Super Bowl aspirations, but after starting quarterback Tony Romo went down with a broken collarbone and the team continued to struggle, owner Jerry Jones made the decision to let Phillips go. Phillips went 35-23 in his three and a half years with the Cowboys. In addition, Phillips coached the team to two NFC East titles and the Cowboy’s first postseason victory since 1996. “I am disappointed in the results of this season to this point, but I am also very proud of what our team and our players accomplished in the previous three years,” Phillips said in a statement. Owner Jerry Jones, who has never fired a coach inseason since he took over the franchise in 1989, announced that Assistant Head Coach Jason Garrett would take over.


Since 1985, the National Invitational Tournament Season Tip-Off has been “college basketball’s beginning.” This marks the 26th year that 16 Division I squads will compete in what has been one of the most competitive and successful early season tournaments in history. A tournament that started as the “Big Apple NIT” and was a Madison Square Garden exclusive event has evolved into a venue that prides itself on having early round games in college arenas. The tournament’s format of allowing home games for eight teams and then a set of semifinals and finals played in arguably the world’s most famous arena has created a standard to which other early season tournaments aspire.

MEN’S SOCCER: 11/12 ACC Semifinals 11/14 ACC Finals

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FIELD HOCKEY: 11/13 NCAA First Round 11/14 NCAA Second Round 11/19 NCAA Championship




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There’s never been a better week in the history of Wake Forest women’s soccer; the team claimed its first ever ACC Tournament championship and a fourth seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. “It’s kind of surreal,” freshman goal keeper Aubrey Bledsoe said. “But now we’re back at classes and can’t really celebrate yet.” Senior midfielder Bianca D’Agostino added: “It’s been awesome having everyone congratulate us since we’ve been back, it’s really exciting for us.” In the first round of the ACC tournament, the Deacons played ninth-ranked Florida State, a team that had beaten them in overtime earlier in the year and completely stifled the Wake offense. There would be no let down on the offensive end this game as freshman Jackie McSally scored the first two goals of her young career, freshman Katie Stengel broke the Wake single season points record on an assist to McSally and D’Agostino once again found the back of the net. D’Agostino scored the game’s first goal when she ripped a shot from 19 yards out that the Seminole goalie had no chance of stopping. It was then all defense the rest of the first half as Bledose continued to come up big for the Deacons as she managed to tip a would be goal over the cross bar in the early going for one of her two saves on the day.

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Maryland knocks Wake out By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer

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Women’s soccer team poses with their ACC Championship trophy after beating Maryland in penalty kicks on Nov. 5. The Deacs would extend their lead Ultimately the Deacs would in the opening minutes of the second respond as McSally scored her half as McSally recorded the first goal second goal on a beautiful header of her career on a hard shot from just off of an assist from sophomore inside the box. Jackie Logue in the 61st minute “She just had a clutch performance and the Deacon defense was able to over the weekend,” Head Coach Tony shut out the Seminoles the rest of da Luz said. the way. “She was excited about playing an Next up for the Lady Deacons attacking position and it paid off as she were their third ranked neighbors had two great goals and almost had a from Chapel Hill in a rematch of third.” a game the Deacs had lost only a However the Seminoles would keep few days earlier. While UNC had it close as they pulled within one been able to shut out the Deacons shortly after McSally’s goal to keep the See ACC Champs, Page B4 pressure on.

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In the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, No. 5 Wake Forest field hockey squad had its second consecutive matchup against No. 4 Boston College on Thursday, Nov. 4 in Kentner Stadium. The Deacons, who fell to BC 3-2 in the last game of the regular season, were ready for revenge and beat the Eagles 2-1 in overtime. While B.C. had three penalty corner opportunities in the first 25 minutes of the first half, the Deacon defense and sophomore keeper Kaitlyn Ruhf prevented the Eagles from posting a number on the board. At 27:03, sophomore Lizzie Rae scored her teamleading ninth goal of the season after deflecting a cross pass into the cage from junior teammate Kerry Ergen. Rae’s goal remained uncontested due to Ruhf ’s five saves in the first half. The intensity and aggression increased through the majority of the second half as Wake Forest players received two green cards and B.C. had both a green and yellow card. In a 2-on-1 scenario with the keeper, B.C.’s Courtney Tavener fed Janna Anctil a

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By Bobby Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor | Staff writer Ashley Hunter Ross from Richmond, Va., lettered in golf for six years at The Collegiate School and was named team MVP three times (2004, 2007 and 2008). She was named the 2006 Virginia State Golf Association Junior Golfer of the Year. She previously played in a total of three tournaments as a member of the N.C. State Wolfpack her freshman year before transferring to the university and sitting out last season. Why did you chose to come play at Wake Forest? I chose Wake Forest because, in addition to its academics, it has an incredible golf program â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the combination of coaches, team members and practice facilities are nearly impossible to find anywhere else. Why did you chose to transfer from N.C. State? I went to a fairly small high school and thought I would enjoy a school where there are always new people to meet. However, the size of N.C. State was overwhelming to me and the classes were large and impersonal. I did not enjoy the feeling of being one of many on campus and in the classroom. I missed the more personal experience that Collegiate offered me, which is why I looked at transferring to Wake Forest. How has the golf team at Wake been different than high school and at N.C. State? Day in and day out I play with some of the best golfers in the nation under two of the most experienced coaches. There is always something I can take away from each practice or round to improve my game. In addition, the Wake Forest golf team has an incredible practice facility, access

to numerous golf courses and many supporters that help us improve. The golf team here is incredibly close but when it comes down to practice and playing everyone means business. I have never been on a more competitive, hard-working or focused team. When, why and how did you start playing golf? I basically started to play golf as soon as I could stand up. I grew up on the golf course and both of my parents were avid golfers so it was hard not to get into it. What has been the most challenging aspect of your time at Wake Forest thus far? I would have to say managing all of my classes during the semester. I find myself putting one aside to focus on another. Before I know it, I have fallen behind in that class and it is not easy to catch back up. How would you characterize your experience playing in the ACC thus far? The ACC is one of the most competitive and recognized conferences in the nation. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a part the ACC and I would have to say it is one of my proudest achievements. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Working as a sports agent for players I played with in college and/or went on tour with. Do you feel like being a athlete requires you to make a lot of social or personal sacrifices? Academics and golf are clearly priorities when it comes to life in college and I do have to make many social and personal sacrifices. However, I believe that I need to incorporate social and

personal aspects into my time in order to stay happy and have the greatest chance of success in the classroom and on the golf course. How would you characterize yourself as an athlete? I am extremely competitive and can play just about any sport but sometimes my mind can get in the way. What is the most challenging aspect of golf for you? Staying mentally strong throughout the entire round. What ACC team has presented itself as the biggest threat this season? So far I would say Duke because they have shown the ability to post low numbers on difficult courses. Also, they are our teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest rivals in the ACC so we always go into tournaments wanting to beat them. What do you find the most exciting part of golf? Nothing is better than hitting a shot or shooting a score that keeps you coming back for more. If for some reason tomorrow you were no longer able to play golf, what would you aspire to? I would like to be a sports agent for players on the developmental tours, LPGA and PGA so that I could always be around golf even if I could not play it. What do you find to be the biggest challenge in training? I love working on areas in workouts and golf that I excel at, but I find it much harder to push

myself past the barrier of something that I find more difficult. Is there a particular professional athlete that you have looked up to throughout your career? When I was younger I loved to watch Annika Sorenstam play golf. I remember going out to play and pretending I was her on the golf course. What do you think makes the golf team unique here at Wake Forest? We all add something different to the team and it would be hard to find a group of people who get along better and support each other more than we do. What are your personal and team goals for this season? I want to improve my mental game and start in the spring. I think as a team we can become one of the most fit and mentally strong groups out on the course. We have a ton of potential and I believe we can repeat as ACC champs and compete for the national title. What do you anticipate in the future for your golf career in the ACC? I hope to play in more tournaments and maybe contribute to a third ACC victory in a row. How do you balance your commitment to the team with the academic challenges of school? At times I find it very difficult, but the most efficient way to go about it is to separate the two aspects. When I am in class or studying I try not to think about golf and when I am on the golf course I try not to think about school, otherwise it can be overwhelming.

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F. Hockey: Overtime loss ends Deacs’ ACC hopes team effort and it gave us confidence heading into the semifinals versus Maryland.” pass that found the back of the cage to The Deacons lost 4-5 in a tie the game at the end of the period. heartbreaking overtime to No. 1 Advancing into overtime, shots seed Maryland in the semifinals. The by Deacons junior Kaitlin Piosa, Deacons quickly gained possession senioEmily Cummings and Rae were of the ball with shots by Walkley and all blocked by B.C. keeper Kristine Ergen in the first five minutes of the Stigas. At a penalty corner at 84:49, half. Off of the rebound from her first Kari Walkley inserted the ball and shot, Maryland’s Katie O’Donnell passed to junior Lauren Greenwald, scored her 26th goal of the season at whose shot was saved. 22:35. The Terrapins failed to deliver Off of on two penalty Gr e e n w a l d ’s corners due to rebounded shot, “It took us all season to play our Ruhf ’s two saves freshman teammate best hockey, but we’re not done in four minutes Kari Walkley of play. At 31:20, yet. ” scored her seventh O’Donnell scored Kerry Ergen goal of the season again with a to seal Wake’s backdoor shot off Junior forward advancement to the of the offensive ACC semifinals. corner and an Head Coach assisted pass from Jennifer Averill celebrated her 300th Buckley. Ready to post a number on career win after Wake’s victory against the board of the Deacons, Piosa scored BC, while Cummings made the 2010 off of a penalty corner with assists from ACC Field Hockey Championship junior Faith Adams and Greenwald. All-Tournament team. Within the first two minutes of “We were extremely disappointed the second half, Maryland came out with losing to B.C. in regular season, strong with a shot by Ali McEvoy in so it was fantastic to be able to have which Greenwald made a defensive another go at them one week later,” save. Three seconds later, the Terrapin Rae said. Jill Witmer scored Maryland’s third “Wake hockey always knows how to goal of the game. To close the margin, fight hard during tournament time, Ergen capitalized on a penalty corner and the fuel of the past loss just added and found the back of the cage after another reason for us to win. The win receiving a pass from Rae. Fighting felt great because it was a hard-fought, for ball control, both teams were

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presented with several penalty corners but failed to connect until 60:44 when Witmer scored her second goal of the game off of a high shot into the net. The Demon Deacon defense shut down two Maryland penalty corners and transitioned the ball to Ergen who scored unassisted at 67:40. Determined to continue the momentum, Piosa also had an unassisted goal to tie the game. In the first period of overtime, Ruhf made four saves to add to a total of 12 saves in the game and led to a second overtime. When Maryland was presented with a penalty corner at 87:10, Buckley scored off of an assist from Frazer to end the game with a Terrapin victory. Maryland later advanced to the ACC Final and won its third-straight ACC championship with a 5-2 victory over North Carolina. “Strategy wasn’t what we were focused on. Heart and determination were what we needed in order to be successful.” “Playing together as a team, never giving up and fighting for each other. We went into the game with the confidence that we could compete with them, and we did,” Ergen said. “As for NCAAs — all we are hoping for is another chance to compete. It took us all season to play our best hockey, but we’re not done yet. All we need is a bid into the tournament to prove that.” The Demon Deacons will appear in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 13.

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Freshman forward Keri Walkley runs down a defender at Kentner stadium earlier this season.

Basketball team wins handily in exhibition game

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Freshman Carson Desrosiers and junior Ty Walker eye down the Guilford College point guard in the Deacons’ 84-44 stomping of the Quakers on Nov. 5. By Matt Poppe | Staff writer In their first appearance of the season, the Demon Deacons easily handled the Guilford Quakers by a final score of 84-44 on Nov. 5. The game was the first for new Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik, as well as the debut for three Deacon freshmen. The exhibition matchup was played in front of a crowd of over 6,800 at the Joel Coliseum and served as the final tune-up for the 2010-11 regular season. Guilford came into the game having come off back-to-back Division III Final Four appearances and a 30-3 record last season. The Quakers have also won 104 games in the past four seasons, more than any other Division III team. The Demon Deacons had no fear of Guilford and started off the game strong, holding the Quakers scoreless for the first 5:38 of the contest. During this time, the Deacs were also able to build an 11-point lead that included a pair of three-pointers by freshman J.T. Terrell. Wake Forest began to run away with the game, building

a 27-4 lead with a little under nine minutes left He shot 9-10 from the field including a perfect in the half. 3-3 from three-point range. He also had seven Junior Ryan Keenan scored the final five rebounds, two steals and one assist on the night. points of the half, including a jumper at the Fellow freshman J.T. Terrell added 16 points in buzzer that sent the Deacons into halftime with the game and had a team-high seven assists to go a commanding 47-21 lead. The Deacs held the along with four steals. Guilford to just 19.4 percent shooting from the “It was kind of crazy,” Terrell said. “It was a field in the first half. different experience than any Wake Forest continued its other game I had ever played dominance in the second half. “They were very competitive in in. It was a lot bigger gym, The Deacs were able to a lot more fans and brighter a collective way, and I was very capitalize on many breakaway lights. I was pretty nervous at pleased with that.“ dunks and had 16 fastbreak the start.” points in the second half Freshman Carson Jeff Bzdelik alone. Desrosiers was a force down Head Coach At one point, the Deacons low pulling down a team high were able to push the lead to 11 rebounds and recording 43 on Guilford, who seemed four blocks. to be unable to stop the Wake Forest onslaught. “They were very competitive in a collective way, The game ended in an 84-44 blowout. and I was very pleased with that,” Bzdelik said. Three freshmen shined in their Demon Deacon Senior Gary Clark and sophomore C.J. Harris, debut. Freshman Travis McKie had an impressive who were recently named team captains, also performance in his first game in Joel Coliseum, played a big part in the win. Clark had nine leading the Deacs with 24 points. point and six assists for the game. Harris, the only

Women’s soccer earns No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament The Wake Forest women’s soccer team, fresh off their ACC Championship, will take on the University of San Diego in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The team was seed fourth overall in the tournament. The game will mark the 15th consecutive post-season appearance for the women’s soccer team. The match will be played in Irvine, Calif., at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12. The two teams have faced off twice before with each team winning one game a piece. The winner of the match will continue on to play the winner of U.C. Irvine and Arizona State.

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returning starter from last year’s squad, added 13 points and four assists. Many eyes were on junior Ty Walker who, after the recent departure of junior Tony Woods, will be asked to fill a much bigger role down low for the Deacons. Walker looked to be ready for the challenge scoring seven points, grabbing nine rebounds and tallying a team-high six blocks in the game. Freshmen Tony Chennault and Melvin Tabb sat out the game due to minor injuries along with sophomore Ari Stewart. The Deacons will begin the regular season with three home games, beginning with a matchup against Stetson University. “Offensively, we want to run the ball hard,” Bzdelik said. “That’s who we are and that’s the way we want to play, but do so in a way that we don’t turn the ball over. Defensively, we need to make sure that we are the aggressor and not sit back on our heels and allow them to dictate the way they want to play.” The Stetson game starts at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Joel Coliseum.

Beck named to ESPN Academic All-District Team

Six Deacs earn All-ACC men’s soccer honors

Sophomore volleyball player Andrea Beck was named First Team ESPN Academic All District on Nov. 4. To be eligible, an athlete must have participated in at least 50 percent of her team’s games, be at least a sophomore and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3. Beck, a two-year starting middle hitter for the Deacons, maintains a 3.97 GPA as a biology major at Wake Forest. As a freshman, she was named to both the ACC Volleyball All-Academic Team and the ACC Honor Roll. With the First Team Academic All-District selection, Beck is now eligible for Academic All-American honors.

The league office announced on Nov. 9 that senior Akira Fitzgerald and sophomores Anthony Arena and Andy Lubahn were named All-ACC Second Team. Arena and Lubahn received AllACC honors for the second-consecutive year. Both were named to the All-Freshman team last season. Fitzgerald, who is the lone senior on the Deacon roster, receives his first All-Conference award of his collegiate career. Freshmen Kyle Emerson, Jared Watts and Luca Gimenez were all named to the All-ACC Freshman Team. Wake Forest had the most representatives on the all-rookie squad.

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they would have no such luck in this contest as McSally continued her hot streak and scored her third goal in two games. The goal came in the 50th minute off of an assist from sophomore Marisa Park to give the Deacs a 1-0 lead. While the Tar Heels were able to outshoot the Deacs 5-3, the Wake defense remained stout and it was not until the 88th minute that the Heels were able to equalize and push the game into overtime. In overtime, the two teams combined for only two shots with neither team having any fantastic chances, thus sending the game into penalty kicks. In the shootout, the Deacs would dominate as sophomore Alisha Woodson, Stengel, D’Agostino, sophomore India Winford and junior Amanda Howell all successfully converted their PKs while UNC missed their second attempt to give Wake the win. The win propelled Wake into their first ACC tournament final since 1999 and the only final in ACC history without UNC involved. In the final, the Deacs played their second consecutive top-five opponent as they took on Maryland in a rematch of a game the Deacs had won earlier in the season. However, the Terrapins came out looking for revenge and they dominated early as Maryland was able to bury a shot in the fourth minute to give them the early lead. However, as they have done all season, the Deacs responded as Stengel equalized off an assist from D’Agostino to give her 15 goals on the year, a Wake singleseason record. It would be all defense the rest of the match as both team had chances but neither was able to capitalize and both teams defenses came up with much needed stops to send the game into overtime. In overtime, both teams had solid scoring chances as the Terps had backto-back corner kicks that they could not convert and the Deacons Park and senior Victoria Delbono both had shots on goal that were blocked. Thus as overtime drew to a close with the game still deadlocked, the ACC tournament would be decided by penalty kicks for the first time since 2004. In penalty kicks, the Deacs were once again deadly efficient as Woodson, Stengel and D’Agostino all converted their shots while Bledsoe stopped three out of the Terps four shots to give the Deacs the win. “I was just trying to help out my team in whatever way I could, I knew I was going to have to save at least one and luckily I got three,” Bledsoe said. The freshman keeper was spectacular

throughout the ACC tournament, and the media took notice as the Deac was named the 2010 ACC Championship MVP. “Aubrey’s been fantastic all year long and she did a great job for us in the tournament,” da Luz said. Bledose wasn’t the only Deacon to get awarded for her performance as McSally, Park and Stengel all made the All-Tournament Team. The question mark coming into this season was how the young Deacs would respond to adversity and D’Agostino has been nothing but happy with the performance of the Deacon’s young players. “Our freshmen have stepped up so much, Jackie had three goals in the tournament and we’re just happy the freshman could come in and have a great first year.” Next up for the Lady Deacs will be San Diego, Coach da Luz’s alma mater and the team he helped run from 199296. “We’re definitely excited for the tournament,” Bledsoe said. “We’re peaking at the right time and now looking forward we feel like we can definitely do well.” When asked out he felt about playing his alma mater, da Luz responded: “I know the coach real well, I started that program from scratch ... they’ve done a really great job of keeping the positive momentum and they’ve gone to the NCAA tournament each of the past five years.” The Toreros currently sit at 11-7-2, and received an at large bid to the tournament after finishing the season in third place in the West Coast Conference. San Diego will be relatively new to the Deacs as not one on the current roster has ever matched up against the Toreros before. “Well it is tough to get video on them ... we’re going to try to get information on them,” da Luz said. Furthermore is the issue of fatigue from the cross country flight, “we’ve never done it before, we don’t have an experience level on this … but our team chemistry is really tight and we’ve performed really well on the road all year … and I don’t see us having any problems,” da Luz said. Coach da Luz and the rest of the Deacs feel confident in their team’s chances as he says “right now we have two games of shootout experience and like I said we’ve played top-ten opponents week in and week out for the last five weeks and nothing’s going to phase us at this point.” “We’re ready to travel, to do whatever we have to do” he continued. “We feel great about our win in the ACC tournament but we can’t just sit back” said D’Agostino. “We’re going to take our confidence into the NCAA tournament ... and we’re all really excited about it.”

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Senior women’s soccer players Casey Luckhurst, Bianca D’Agostino, Amanda Barasha and Victoria Delbono pose with the ACC trophy their team won on Nov. 7 in Cary, N.C.

Football team compiles record-breaking season By Bobby O’Connor | Staff writer

Price eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark this year, passing for 177 yards in the game. He now has 1,056 yards for the year. Boston College 23 “We’ve just got to keep practicing hard and let mistakes go when they happen in the game,” Wake Forest 13 Price said. “Not taking anything away from their Despite an improved defensive performance, (Boston College) defense, but I think it was just five turnovers lead to the Deacons’ seventh poor decision-making on my part. I think I was straight defeat in a 23-13 loss to Boston College just forcing it a little bit.” Sophomore Tommy Bohanon tied a career high Nov. 6 at BB&T Field. With the loss, Wake Forest falls to 2-7 overall with three catches on the afternoon, while junior and 1-5 in the ACC. The Eagles advance to Devon Brown went over 1,000 yards receiving 4-5, 2-4 in conference play. The defeat was the for his career in the first quarter. Brown is the 30th player in Wake Forest history to gain at least Deacons’ fourth straight loss to Boston College. “You just can’t throw four 1,000 career receiving yards. “I feel like we came out today and played hard. interceptions,” Head Coach Jim Grobe said. “You can’t We played hard for four quarters but those five turnovers were just too much to overcome. We fumble a punt.” The Deacs have now lost just couldn’t get it today,” sophomore linebacker seven consecutive games for Joey Ehrmann said. “Nobody wants it to be like the first time since losing this. Something just isn’t working right now and the first seven games of the everybody is really upset about it.” Boston College scored in the first minutes 2000 season. For the first time since 2001, the Deacs of play after Wake turned the ball over on the have lost three straight home opening play from scrimmage. Bohanon The Eagles then went 35 yards in two plays to games. “We played better today, take a 7-0 lead off a 26-yard touchdown run by defensively. I don’t think there’s any question,” Montel Harris. In the final seconds of the first quarter, the Grobe said. “I was really pleased with the way we Deacons would cut the Eagles’ lead to 7-3, after competed today.” Defensively freshman Mike Olson and driving 80 yards to the Boston College 19-yard junior Josh Bush both recorded career-highs of line to finish with a 37-yard field goal. Boston College would respond early in the seven tackles. Freshman Duran Lowe made a second quarter by going career-best six tackles, and 76 yards in eight plays and sophomore Kevin Smith had finishing the drive with a a career-high with five tackles. “Nobody wants it to be like 3-yard touchdown rush by “One thing that’s really this. Something just isn’t workHarris to extend the B.C. lead frustrating to me is that ing right now and everybody is to 14-3. sometimes we’re on our With three minutes blocks, but sometimes we really upset about it.” remaining in the half, don’t maintain our blocks Joey Ehrmann sophomore Jimmy Newman long enough for our running Sophomore linebacker kicked a 39-yard field goal backs,” junior offensive tackle making the score 14-6. Dennis Godfrey said. “I put “I thought turnovers were that on myself and the rest of the offensive line because that’s something we big today and that›s something that we preached have to take pride in. When we’re there, we have all week. Take care of the football and try to play smart,” Grobe said. “At times, we didn’t do that to keep pushing and keep fighting.” Saturday’s matchup marked the first game today.” In the second half, Boston College took this year in the Football Bowl Subdivision that featured two starting, true freshman quarterbacks, possession after a muffed punt at the Deacons’ Tanner Price for Wake Forest and Chase Rettig 33-yard line. Following a 30-yard pass from Rettig to Johnathan Coleman, Harris scored for Boston College.

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Redshirt freshman running back Josh Harris tries to put life back into the Deacon offense with a breakaway run in the Deacs’ 23-13 loss on Nov. 6. a one-yard touchdown. The extra point was blocked by Smith, leaving the score 20-6. Wake would score its only touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter after Ehrmann intercepted the ball. In the same drive, senior wide receiver Marshall Williams took the ball on a reverse and threw it downfield to sophomore wide receiver Chris Givens for a 41-yard touchdown to make the score 20-13. Boston College would solidify its win after driving 81 yards in 11 plays before a 25-yard field goal by Nate Freese extended the Eagles’ advantage to 23-13 with four minutes of play

remaining. “We were able to get some turnovers and make some plays. Some guys were stepping up and did it again, so that was good,” Boston College Head Coach Frank Spaziani said. “We want to make more plays and get some more turnovers, and that will make a big difference in play.” Wake Forest returns to the field Nov. 13, as they travel to N.C. State for a 2 p.m. kickoff. The game will be nationally broadcast by The Deacons return to BB&T to take on Clemson at 2 p.m. on Nov. 20.

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One-man advantage proves insurmountable By Matt Poppe | Staff writer

Ben Newnam was issued a red card in the 51st minute that put the Deacons a man down for the remainder of the Duke 2 match. Wake Forest 1 The Blue Devils wasted no time in utilizing the man advantage. Just a Despite taking the lead early in the minute later, junior Chris Tweed-Kent second half, the Demon Deacons found the top part of the net evening finished out their regular season on the score at 1-1. Nov. 5 with a tough 2-1 loss to ACC “I think if we would have done a opponent Duke. The Deacs finished better job of staying organized and the season at 8-8-2 on the year, with getting marked up in the box, we a 4-3-1 record in could have stopped that first goal from conference play. happening,” junior Luke Norman said. The first half of “That goal, I think, was the biggest the contest saw momentum changer. the Blue Devils Just a short time later in the 54th have a huge minute, Duke senior Cole Grossman advantage in shots was awarded a penalty kick. Grossman taking 12 shots converted on the kick, giving the Blue to Wake Forest’s Devils a 2-1 lead. In a matter of just one, which did two minutes the Deacons went from not come until leading the game to trailing by a goal. Gimenez the 21st minute “The red card took the wind out of of play. In spite of tremendously our sails it seemed like,” sophomore outshooting the Deacs, Duke was Anthony Arena said. unable to come up with a goal thanks “We should have pushed harder in in large part to Deacon senior Akira the first half. We could have outplayed Fitzgerald, who recorded five saves in them in the first half and got things off the half. on the right foot.” Neither team could put a goal on the Wake Forest did not lose hope board, and the first half ended with an and put two shots on goal on the empty scoreboard. remainder of the Wake Forest game. Sophomore came out early in “We see ourselves as a team that Andy Lubahn had a the second half great chance in the looking to break is a lot farther ahead than where 63rd minute, but the scoreless tie. In we were when we played them sophomore James the 48th minute, Belshaw made before.” freshman Luca the stop. Norman Anthony Arena Gimenez was tested Belshaw Sophomore midfielder awarded a penalty again in the 65th kick that presented minute, but he the Deacons with a again made the chance to take the lead. save. Gimenez took advantage and put The Deacons were unable to tally a the goal past the goalkeeper to put the goal in the game’s remaining time and score at 1-0. The goal was Gimenez’s suffered the loss at the hands of the fifth goal of the season, the second Blue Devils by a score of 2-1. most of any other Deacon this season. Duke had a 22-6 advantage in shots The game looked to be heading in during the contest and a 9-4 edge in Wake Forest’s favor until sophomore shots on goal.

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Sophomore midfielder Anthony Arena elevates for a header against ACC rival Duke in the Deacons’ one-point loss on Nov. 5. For the Deacs, Norman led the team with two shots, both of which were on goal. Fitzgerald finished with seven saves in the loss and now has 237 in his career. This moves him into fourth place on the Wake Forest career saves list. The Demon Deacons will now head to Cary, N.C., to face the No. 20 Virginia Cavaliers in the quarterfinals of the 2010 ACC Men’s Soccer Tournament. The match is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at WakeMed Soccer Park. Wake Forest enters the tournament as the third seed and Virginia will be the sixth seed. The Deacons have only won the ACC tournament once, which came in 1989. Unfortunately for the Deacs, the Cavaliers have been a tough opponent

in the past. Virginia holds a 10-0-2 record when facing Wake Forest in the ACC tournament. The squads have also faced off in the semifinals each of the past two years. Virginia has been the spoiler the past two years, advancing 3-2 in double overtime in 2008 and then winning on penalty kicks in 2009. However, the Deacons did defeat the Cavaliers earlier this season with a 1-0 win on Sept. 18 in Charlottesville. “We see ourselves as a team that is a lot farther ahead than where we were when we played them before,” Arena said. “If we go in with the right mentality, we should be able to put them away.” “Before the last game we played against them, a big thing we

emphasized was to play ‘team defense’ and to make sure everybody is playing both sides of the ball,” Norman said. “We’re going to have to attack in numbers and make sure to use our opportunities well and score.” Undoubtedly the match will be hard-fought and will have big implications for both sides, especially for Wake Forest, who looks to make a case for this year’s NCAA tournament. “It’s definitely the biggest game of our season,” Arena said. “It means, if we lose, we go home. From here on out we have to win and advance, win and advance, etc. That game and that moment are all that matters and you can’t start thinking about the future.”

Randy Moss requested ‘Tennessee barbecue’ By Daniel Herlihy | Contributing writer

The headlines of the past week have been dominated by the move of future Hall of Famer Randy Moss from the Vikings to the Titans. The Titans were able to pick up the superstar wide receiver when the Vikings unexpectedly cut him four weeks after trading a thirdround pick to the Patriots for him. In his four weeks with the Vikings, Moss seemed to continuously be at the center of controversy. Within the first week of being traded to the Vikings, the NFL fined him $25,000 for refusing to speak with the media. He responded to this fine by telling the media he was “not going to answer any more questions for the rest of the year.” Moss’ next transgression occurred when the Vikings hired a local barbecue restaurant to cater their practice and Moss took one look at the food FROM THE


and then told the owner of the restaurant “what the f*ck is this crap?” “I wouldn’t feed this sh*t to my dog,” Moss said. He then proceeded to storm off to his locker and was reportedly heard saying, “you know, I used to have to eat this crap — but now I’ve got money.” This cost Moss the respect of his teammates; several of his former teammates came forward saying that they felt Moss should have been cut after that incident. The third strike for Moss came after the Vikings’ loss to Moss’ initial team of the season, the Patriots. At the press conference, Moss criticized Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and praised the Patriots coaching staff. Moss even said he missed playing for them. Moss also approached the Vikings’ owner at the press conference and told him Childress was a terrible coach and should be fired. These comments came after Moss played a subpar game, where his level of effort was deservedly called into question.

Throughout his career, Moss has been surrounded by accusations of jogging and lack of effort, ever since he stated early in his career that he plays when he wants to play. Randy Moss is unquestionably one of the most talented wide receivers to ever play, but is he really worth all the trouble he brings with him? The Titans seemed to feel that he was worth the risk. With the Titans’ former number-one receiver Kenny Britt out for two months with a hamstring injury, it makes sense for the Titans to pursue a new receiver who can stretch the defense. A good wide receiver will make things easier for superstar running back Chris Johnson. The Titans did not have to give up anything to get Moss and only had to pay out the final year of his $6.1 million contract. From this standpoint, the move makes sense for the Titans. But after seeing the mess he left in Minnesota, the Titans are still taking a risk that he might tear the locker room apart.

This move seems to mark a difference from the Titans’ past tendencies, where they released troublesome players such as Adam “Pacman” Jones and Albert Haynesworth when they proceeded to act up. This may signal a shift in the philosophy of the Titans to win. As the Titan’s owner Bud Adams approaches his 88th birthday this year, he may be becoming impatient with the policies that have led to the Titans absence of playoff wins: seven years, not one win. With their new weapon, the Titans’ first test comes this Sunday against their division rival, the Colts. It will be interesting to see if Moss is able to mesh with the players and produce the numbers he produced early in his career. One thing is for absolute: according to local Nashville barbecue restaurant owner Jack Cawthon, Randy Moss is going to love their rack of ribs. The food should not be a problem.

Black and Gold series gives half of team bragging rights By Bronwen Gainsford | Staff writer

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Deacon baseball team celebrates with fellow teammates after sophomore catcher Mike Lubanski scores a run.

well as which hitters recognize pitches well, have a good feel for the strike zone and make adjustments pitch to pitch. It’s the best Gold Team 2 learning tool I have.” Black Team 1 “The best part about the scrimmage is the competitiveness because of the media During this past weekend, Wake Forest’s coverage,” senior pitcher Eli Robins said. “Also, half the team gets bragging rights baseball team opened its Black and Gold because the teams are kept the same World Series. The inter-squad scrimmage began in 1995 throughout the series.” So far, the series is tied 1-1. On Nov. 6, the when NCAA Division I schools were no longer allowed to play games during the fall Black team won 4-2 over the Gold team in season without them counting toward the 56 the first game of the series. Sophomore Pat Blair and freshman Chris games allotted for the spring season. The Deacons have already played UNC Wilson each had two runs to lead the Black team to the victory. Greensboro this fall; thus, Sophomore pitcher they will only be playing Brian Holmes had two 55 games in the spring. “The best part about the scrim- hits for the Gold team. According to Head On Nov. 7, the Gold Coach Tom Walter, the mage is the competitiveness team tied up the series series usually consists of because of the media with a 3-0 win over the five games but varies from coverage.” Black team. year to year depending on Sophomore Chuck the weather conditions Eli Robins Schlegel and freshmen and the number of Senior pitcher Nate Jones and Joe Max available pitchers. Floyd lead the Gold team Last year, Assistant to a win by allowing only Coach Grant Achillies’ one hit over seven innings. Gold team won three games to one. The Gold offense was lead by senior Ryan When asked what his favorite part of the scrimmage is, Walter said he had two parts: Lloyd and sophomores Matt Conway, James “First and foremost, we get to see our guys in Harris and Mac Williamson, who each had a hit. a competitive situation in the fall.” Games four and five will be played Saturday, “Players who look a certain way in practice often look very different in game conditions,” Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. The games are free and open to the public. Walter said. The Wake Forest baseball team will open “Secondly, I umpire behind the plate, which gives me great insight as to which up their 2011 season on at Baton Rouge pitchers have movement or deception as against LSU on Feb. 18.

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Deacons start strong with a 70-point win By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer

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Senior Brittany Waters cheers on her teammates after a Deacon basket during the 2009-10 women’s basketball season.

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The women’s basketball squad dominated intra-state rival Queens University 114-43 in the exhibition game hosted in Joel Coliseum on Nov. 10. The Deacons got off to a solid start in the first two seconds of the game when freshman forward Jaymee Carnes made her first layup of the season with assists from sophomore teammate Brooke Thomas. Sophomore guard Lakevia Boykin made both free throws, while senior teammate Brittany Waters quickly followed with a tip-in. Ray Junior Brooke Thomas passed to freshman Lindsay Wright who quickly found a layup opportunity. Showing impressive court movement and intensity, the Deacons continued to run the scoreboard with baskets made by Wright, Thomas, Waters, sophomores Lakevia Boykin and Mykala Walker and freshman Jaymee Carnes within the first quarter with the Deacons leading 21-5. While Queens University’s Jazmine Edmonds made both free throws in the beginning of the second quarter, Carnes quickly sank a jumper 19 seconds later followed up with a layup by sophomore Sandra Garcia. The Deacons hit a dry patch with various fouls and missed jumpers and 3-pointers, but rallied after a layup by freshman center Lindsy Wright. With a little less than five minutes left of play in the first half, Waters received a strong pass from Boykin to make her first 3-pointer of the game.

Moving off of fastbreaks, both Boykin and Garcia found the net. With 13 seconds left in the half, Waters made one of her free throw opportunities to lead the Deacons 51-19. The top performers of the period were Wright with 10 points and six rebounds and Thomas with four points, three rebounds and six assists. Heading into the third period, freshman Erin Hall made her first career 3-pointer with an assist from redshirt sophomore Patrice Johnson. While QU’s Marissa Hudley followed up with a layup, the Deacons quickly reconverted the ball off of a fastbreak layup by Douglas. Johnson sunk a jumper and had a fastbreak layup within 30 seconds. Garcia and sophomore Asia Williams continued to post numbers on the board, while Johnson and Waters both made two free throw opportunities with less than a minute left in the period to lead 84-28. Keeping the momentum going into the fourth period, Waters sunk both free throws and then assisted teammate Douglas in her 3-pointer. Still hot on the basket, Waters made two more free throws. With less than three minutes left in play, Thomas hit a 3-pointer, while Wright sunk a layup within a minute of each other. Attempting to curb the landslide, Queens University’s Marissa Hudley, Shonice Pettaway and Melissa Thomas all made fastbreak baskets. The Deacons repossessed the ball when Hall made a 3-pointer, while Douglas hit her free throw and later followed up with a layup. Douglas then made both free throws at 16:56, while Garcia hit a layup and then two free throws. Off of fastbreak layups, Waters and Boykin were the last two Deacons to seal the landside victory. While Boykin totaled 14 points, two rebounds and two assists, Waters had 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. The lady Deacons next take on UNC Central at 2 p.m. in the Joel on Nov. 14.

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players like the ones we have here are very talented in a way that they can get to the rim off the dribble and in high school they were able to finish easily. The Demon Deacons, who were given the No. 3 Here it’s different. There are bigger, stronger, seed in the tournament, will face the Hampton quicker guys.” Pirates in their opening round east regional game. The Deacons will also look upon their two This will be the first ever meeting between Wake team captains for leadership heading into the Forest and Hampton. tournament. Hampton, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Senior Gary Clark returns as the most veteran Conference (MEAC) returns three starters from player on the squad playing in 77 career games. last season where they ended the year 14-18. The 6-4 guard shot nearly 42 percent from threeHowever, the team lost their two leading scorers point range last season. from a season ago and will be looking to fill those Sophomore C.J. Harris returns as the only holes. starter from last year’s squad. The Winston-Salem Being a top eight team, Wake Forest will have the native averaged 9.9 points per game and was fourluxury of playing their first two games at home in time ACC Rookie of the Week. Joel Coliseum. The Deacons will play the second Other returning players from the 2009-10 team game against either Virginia include sophomore Ari Stewart Commonwealth or Winthrop. and junior Ty Walker. “I want my team to play with Wake Forest will enter this Stewart played in all 31 tournament with a young team desperate, unbridled effort with games off the bench last season that sports many new faces. averaging 7.3 points per game great passion and energy and There are only two seniors on and 3.2 rebounds per game. unselfishness.” the squad and five freshmen. His shooting abilities will Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik also be a great addition to the Jeff Bzdelik has been in this situation with offense. Stewart led the team Head Coach such a young team many times in both three-point field goals before. and three-point attempts last “I find that throughout my season. career I seem to be the one that has to take young Walker is seven-foot center who will look to step players and develop them,” Bzdelik said. in after the dismissal of junior Tony Woods from “It’s kind of an old happening for me and I enjoy the team. Walker only saw action in seven games doing it.” last season but has a great deal of potential with Freshmen Travis McKie, J.T. Terrell and Carson his impressive athletic ability for his size. Desrosiers have already shown that they can make The Deacons were chosen to finish last in the an impact when they combined for 42 points and ACC, so they will have a lot to prove, especially in 24 rebounds in Wake Forest’s 84-44 exhibition the NIT Season Tip-Off. win over Guilford. The tournament will present them with an Freshmen Tony Chennault and Melvin Tabb, opportunity to show the country that their talent who sat out the exhibition game with minor and team-play will outweigh their youth and injuries, also hope to make an impact this season. inexperience. “With young guys you don’t have to break bad “I want my team to play with desperate, habits,” Bzdelik said. unbridled effort with great passion and energy and “You teach them new ones. Young players don’t unselfishness,” Bzdelik said. really understand how large you need to play at all “Find open teammates and hit open teammates times. Young players don’t understand the sense so that we grow collectively, not just individually. of urgency on every possession. Young players are As we do that, I really strongly believe that the adjusting to the new speed, new physicality and winning and losing will eventually take care of new quickness that they are encountering. Young itself.”

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Freshman sensation J.T. Terrell dribbles past two Guilford College defenders on his way to the basket Nov. 5.


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time. A lithograph by Jasper Johns, purchased in 1969, exemplifies the beginning of the Pop Art movement. And Roy Lichtenstein’s “Hopeless, Exhibition Poster” expands on the Pop Art movement. A drawing by Paul Cadmus, “Male Nude NM59,” illustrates the more traditional end of the collection. In more recent years, the collection has grown to include more photographs and sculptures. For example, the 1997 trip acquired a sculpture titled “Bronze Bowl” by Meg Webster, and it is now on display in Davis Field. And most students will probably recognize the three – now two – chain-link sculptures in the Tribble courtyard, Will Garin’s “Links (3 Figures).”

Hanes Gallery

The Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center also exhibits art work by local artists, well-known artists and student artists. The gallery usually features about five exhibitions a year. Most exhibitions feature several different artists at different stages in their careers. Early this fall, the Hanes Gallery hosted an exhibition represented by the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. The exhibit, “Painting with Paint,” displayed art by four contemporary artists whose media of choice has remained paint throughout their professional histories. Howard Buchwald, Hung Liu, Peter Plagens and Joseph Raffael were showcased in this exhibit. The exhibition was cohesive yet unexpected. Liu works with Asian themes and colors, Buchwald works abstractly

Students visit galleries, discuss works of art to purchase and bargain with art dealers. The next trip will be this spring. Interested students should try to register for the associated ART 297 course. The first art buying trip took place in the summer of 1963. A budget was compiled from various student funds. The first purchase was a linoleum cut by Pablo Picasso – “Portrait de Femme a la Fraise et au Chapeau” – and it is one edition of fifty. Nine purchases were made in 1963, including a collage, a color print, a water color, a polymer, and oils on canvas, paper, plywood and masonite. One painting by Elaine de Kooning, “Portrait of Eddie (#2),” was purchased with the remainder of the budget for only $300. Also during this trip, students purchased a second Picasso, an oil painting by Anne Kesler Shields that exemplifies the optical art movement of the ‘60s, and a landscape by Ruth Clarke, among others. Since 1963, the budget for the student art buying trip has increased, allowing the collection to expand. The collection attempts to include significant works by well-known artists, or at least good works by well-known artists and reflects the movements and major trends of the

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with line, Plagens uses layering and shape and Raffael works with magnificently with watercolor on a huge scale. Currently at the Hanes Gallery is a drawing exhibition: “Three One Person Shows,” featuring Charlotte Schulz, Kathy Goodell and Robin Arnold. Exhibition openings usually include a lecture by one of the featured artists followed by a reception with snacks and drinks. Schulz gave an informative discussion on her progression as an artist for this exhibit. The exhibition is on display until Dec. 5. After winter break, the Hanes Gallery will host two exhibitions, “Ed Rice: Paintings” in the main gallery and “Los Suenos: Prints of Goya, Miro, and Picasso” in the mezzanine gallery. The latter exhibition was curated by Bernadine Barnes and the students in her History of Prints class. The exhibition draws from the university’s print collection. Several prints from Francisco Goya’s series like “The Disasters of War” and “Los Caprichos.” The exhibit will display several of Joan Miro’s lithographs, published in “Behind the Mirror.” Also, it will feature selections from Pablo Picasso’s print series, “Dreams and Lies of Franco.” In the spring, the Hanes Gallery will display work from students in the art department as well as individual students’ honors artwork.


When I asked my roommates if they realized that there are not one but two pieces of art by Pablo Picasso here on campus, they didn’t believe me. “Are they real? They’re not copies?” my roomates asked. They are real, and they are just two pieces in the strong and vibrant Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art. The Student Union Collection is only a part of the copious amount of art on campus. Most students probably bypass famous pieces while heading to a meeting in Benson, running through Reynolda or darting to class in Scales. The Wake Forest campus is colored with all sorts of art work by students, upand-coming artists and well-known artists like Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.

SU Collection



By Grace Beehler | Staff writer

In 1962, Mark Reece (‘49) founded and began the Student Union’s Collection of Contemporary Art. With the help of professor of art, Robert Knott, the collection has developed and expanded over the course of the past 40 years. The collection was created with two objectives: the first was to leave the college examples of art which were being created during each student generation. The second objective was to make students, faculty and the administration aware of Wake’s shortcomings in the area of art. The collection is unique in that it is entirely compiled and created by students. Every two years, students travel to New York City with an allocated budget for art.


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START is the university’s student art gallery in Reynolda Village, next to Simply Yummy. Unlike the Hanes Gallery, START is run pri-

marily by students who are encouraged to curate exhibitions, undertake projects, sell their artwork and gain experience in a professional gallery setting. START hosts a variety of forms of art – from paintings and drawings to music, film installations and multimedia events. Recently on display at START was “Defaced,” an exhibition from professor Alix Hitchcock’s intermediate drawing class. The exhibition featured charcoal portraits of a model but the paper was “defaced” – ripped, torn and layered to create depth and complexity. Coming up at START Gallery is an exhibit featuring work by videography students called “I See.” The opening reception is Nov. 16. The amount of professional and student artwork on campus is a refreshing dose of culture in a school usually focused on pursuing utilitarian goals. The university has various other collections of art, including a portrait collection, print collection and student art collection, not to mention to plethora of art at the Reynolda House and at Graylyn. So the next time you are walking to class, take a look around as you go through Benson or Reynolda and appreciate the professional and student artwork that surrounds you.

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CD Review | Speak Now

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Country music star T-Swift has spoken By Katie Mahone | Staff writer

If you were confused by the recent surge of poetically emotional, vengeful, or generally boy-related status updates on the pages of your female Facebook friends, let me explain. country-pop star Taylor Swift released her third album, Speak Now, on Oct. 25. Young T-Swift took the country music scene by storm after Scott Borchetta signed her to Big Machine Records in 2005. She released her self-titled debut album in mid-2006, followed by her second, Fearless, in 2008. “I only have the option of writing about things that happen in my life,” the 20-year-old sensation explains on her website, “so thankfully a LOT has happened in my life in the last two years.” As a significantly more mature piece of artistry than her previous albums, Speak Now went straight to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 1 million copies in its first week. For this CD, Swift has once again gone above and beyond in the songwriting department. As a newcomer to the music industry, she gained fame

for writing all of her own lyrics; this fans to her humbler mature side. album exhibits an even greater growth As her first apology song, this track and maturity in the skilful creation contributes to the album’s maturity of lyrical structures. that sets it apart. With violins echoShe artfully pairs lyrics with melo- ing sweetly in the background, she dies featuring simple instrumenta- sings with a lamenting tone of the tion, complimenting, but not dis- awkwardness and feelings of regret tracting from, the theme and story that can arise from running into an ex. behind each song. Working with Swift returns to her upbeat and producer Nathan Chapman, Swift bubbly persona in “Speak Now,” as has masterfully she sings with a created catchy playful tone that Speak Now hooks throughis enhanced by out the album, Genre | Country/Pop noticeable giggles providing cohe- Best Track | “Sparks Fly” in between words. siveness as well “Never Grow as variety among Audience | Teenage and twentyUp” appeals to something girls songs. the Peter-Pan The album’s Tracks | 14 syndrome, with second track, Rating | B + a melancholic “Sparks Fly,” is recollection of about falling for childhood innosomeone in spite of the fact that he cence that lasts only so long before one might be bad news. Instrumenta- becomes jaded from the process of tion drops out as Swift belts, “Drop growing up. She mentions the simple everything now,” an intentional trick joys of childhood, encouraging listenwhich emphasizes the excitement and ers to, “Memorize what it sounded emotional abandon that comes with like when your dad gets home.” a new love interest. Swift has matured as an artist and “Back to December” provides a person since Fearless, and on this track respite from the usual accusatory and she seems to struggle with the idea confrontational songs and exposes of growing up.

Swift’s growth has undoubtedly been the partial result of some very public relationships and interactions. She openly discusses these events several of her songs, accusing John Mayer of foul play in the bluesy “Dear John,” calling out her drunken hater(s) in “Mean,” and responding to her feud with Kanye West in “Innocent.” For those who don’t understand what all the hype is about, there are a few factors that set Swift apart from her contemporaries. First of all, this girl candidly expresses what every tween, teen or twenty-something girl has felt at one time or another. Secondly, she has yet to take her clothes off or produce a Miley-esque music video, something extremely uncommon for someone of her age, appearance and status. While Swift is not the most technical singer, her ability to communicate and connect with her fans has led to her success as an artist and the success of Speak Now. “Any time I feel pain, rejection, heartbreak,” she said in an interview with Daily News & Analysis, “I subliminally say to myself, ‘I can write a song about this and then it will feel better.’”

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Confusius says, “the man who stands on toilet is high on pot.” • Reality TV show host, Bret Michaels denied rumors that he did the dirty with Miley Cyrus’ mom, Tish, while on Fox & Friends.

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• Wiz Khalifa was arrested after a show at East Carolina University on charges involving the 60 grams of pot found on his tour bus. He was released after dishing out the $300,000 bail. Ouch.

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• Miranda Kerr, Victoria’s Secret supermodel and fiance of Orlando Bloom, announced via Facebook that American Airlines lost the luggage that was carrying her wedding dress. • Actress Betty White, 88, who recently snagged an Emmy as guest-host on Saturday Night Live, was made an honorary Forest Ranger by the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, D.C. • The Twilight Saga leads the 2011 People’s Choice Awards nominees as the twisted romance and its star bloodsuckers racked up a colossal eight bids.

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Movie Review | Due Date

Phillips, Galifiakis reunion disappoints viewers By Caroline Murray | Staff writer

There’s something really amazing about the all-boys movie. I’m not talking Bad Boys or The Expendables (although those were pretty hardcore); I’m talking more the all-men-who-act-like-boys movies. When we all saw The Hangover, we got exactly that: a bunch of hung-over idiots trying their best to act like adults after having the most amazing boys-dreams-come-true night that they cannot recall. With a name like Zach Galifianakis in the lineup and the same director, Todd Phillips, in the credits, we were hoping for a repeat. What a bummer. All we see in Due Date is maybe, at the very best, a cross-country road trip movie that does its best to reignite the charm of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Other than that, Phillips fails to live up to his potential that he displayed with The Hangover with this generic, second-rate project that can boast only small bits of raunchiness and a Jamie Foxx cameo (and let’s admit, that man makes anything cool). We open with Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) trying to catch a flight home to L.A. to be there Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures when his wife (Michelle Monaghan) gives birth to their first child. Handsome, but extremely uptight, Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis pair up for an epic roadtrip from something is bound to happen to dislodge this plan Atlnta to Los Angeles in the new Todd Phillips movie Due Date. from its set course. Enter Ethan Tremblay (Zach Um, wrong. That’s not to say that the film itself aggression. With the sequences mentioned above, Galifianakis), a French bulldog-wielding aspiring actor (specifically for Two and a Half Men; what’s is unamusing. I wouldn’t have watched the trailer we get a taste of what Due Date could have been if Phillips weren’t so chicken. with the Charlie Sheen attraction, huh), who hap- once or twice if it were not. The only sequences, howDue Date reunites Phillips with Galifianakis, pens to be bound for the same ever, that warranted involunwhich we, as a movie-going audience, assumed flight to Los Angeles (duh). Due Date tary laughter were the airplane was going to deliver results. Nothing could be Due to Tremblay’s irritating Starring | Robert Downey, Jr. and sequence and a pretty bad-ass more overkill than Galifianakis. In The Hangover, friendliness and clueless inability moment of a kid getting what’s we fell in love with the randomness of his teddyto exercise some common sense, Zach Galifianakis coming to him when Peter bear delivery. Now, his too-friendly attitude doesn’t as well as Peter’s own easily irri- Director | Todd Phillips tated persona, both men end Who’s it for? | Fans of Planes, punches him in the stomach just drive Peter crazy, it makes the audience want up forcibly removed from their Trains, and Automobiles — but be (who among us has not wanted to follow a bottle of Vicodin with a bottle of Jack. to do that at some point?). Having Downey, perhaps the most theatrical actor flight, and even placed on the Phillips, however, doesn’t push next to Johnny Depp working today, got my hopes oh-so dreaded and inconvenient prepared to be disappointed Rated | R it further. What was so great up just a tad. Unfortunately, he wasn’t particularly “no fly” list. about The Hangover was that impressive, just a little over antsy with a huge stick Peter, who has left his cell Running Time | 1 hr. 35 min. it was sheer unpredictability. shoved up where the sun don’t shine. He’s hollow phone, money, credit cards, etc., Grade | C The world of anything-that-can- with very little character development. The two on the plane, is forced to take up happen-will-happen unleashes protagonists are very mismatched, and the fact that Ethan’s kind offer to drive crosscountry from Atlanta to L.A. And, as we have all itself upon the reckless tendencies of inebriated Phillips focuses the whole of the movie on that seen in numerous comedies and road trip movies, and mostly single hordes of men. This project is makes it dull. Playing too much like a Galifianakis extravaganza this is not going to be a pleasant experience, but too calm too safe and, quite frankly, really irritating. the comedic atmosphere should be at an all time Phillips should return to his roots of tip-toeing in Vegas, Due Date fails to live up to its hype, and the edge of societal acceptability, but with more proves to have been born a little prematurely. high … right?

Life Old Gold & Black

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Genders discuss the best ways to start a relationship By Ae’Jay Mitchell | Staff writer

My sister is 24 years old and a CPA in Baton Rouge, La. Her significant other is twenty-five years old and currently working on a post- graduate degree in biology. They have been dating for seven years; they have been friends for ten. When I allow myself to discuss relationships (something I rarely do since my opinions are often quite controversial in conservative settings), I often begin with this description of my sister and her mate because it is one of the few collegiate relationships for which I applaud and admire. Firstly, I believe any strong romantic relationship should have foundational support in friendship. Friendship is where foundations of respect and expectations are stored. Around friends, we become comfortable in our own skin. They see our insanity, our disgusting, our charming and our compassions in ways that mere acquaintances will never see. Friendship teaches us how to be intimate, how to be loyal, how to be trusting, and how to “let down our hair” to borrow a colloquial cliché. This becomes the first coat of paint on a canvas screaming longevity. In creating a relationship with longevity, there must also be times of separation, and sometimes longer separation is better than shorter. Before you decide to throw down the paper in total disagreement, I am not arguing that separation makes the heart grow fonder, as many of my romantic peers would applaud. I am the first to admit that long-distance relationships are quite difficult and often cause relationship strain and partner disdain. However, a separation allows one to distinguish between a true romance and a simple infatuation. Infatuation is a dangerous antagonist of a healthy relationship. It dismantles one’s comfort in his or her skin developed within the friendship period. The problem is that infatuation is one sided and gives the partner unreciprocated power. Infatu-

ation seems to result in a loss of self-importance leading to a dissipation of one’s personal desires. If pleasure is unidirectional, the relationship is not worth pursuing or beginning. Separation gives one the strength to exist in his or her skin as well as within the affection of his or her partner. Thirdly, romantic relationships should be motivated by sensual intimacy, not sexual intimacy. My apologies to those who look for long term relationships in random basements of Greek societies, dry humping in beer sludge is not an effective beginning to a long-term relationship. Sexuality should be the mango salsa on the seared tuna of a relationship. Sensuality is the caramelized sugars creating the beautifully crispy crust of the fillet. Therefore, a relationship based in sensual intimacy is bound to outlast sexual intimacy. A cheek peck and a hand hold from a relationship partner should provide more joy than running all four bases. In a conversation with my sister, a great relationship revelation occurred to me. I will conclude this dialogue with those words. One thing you can never do, is allow someone to have complete control of your being. Your partner should not mean the world to you — they should mean the moon that is always there and shines brilliantly when you are the darkest, the weakest, the loneliest and the most raw. You are your world. If you lose that identity, there is no way you can effectively love someone for any long period of time.

He Said

By Amanda Finney | Staff writer

Society tells us its feasible. They say we can all do it … you know, find that one person that we simply can’t live, can’t breathe without (whether that’s healthy or not) – movies, books, the media — they say it can be done. Whether you meet them at the library or as you are being that iconically generous person that ol’ Ma and Pa would be oh-so-proud-of, as you hold the door open for the stranger behind you who ultimately could be “He-Who-Should-Not-beNamed”: Your Husband. And how you meet does not matter, should not matter, right ? When countless studies guesstimate that one average person meets over 100,000 people in their lifetime. Besides a fabulous story to tell the grandkids at Christmas around the fireplace, while Uncle Jimmy is doing something that should not be named with those magazines in the corner … what is it really good for? Absolutely nothing. So say you’ve had enough with this collegiate orgy that we all seem to face at one point or another, especially at ours truly, Wake Forest. “Rah, Rah, Wake Forest –” blah, you are so over the different partners each night of the weekend. You are ready to calm it down and have someone who actually knows you for you, and not for the skintight leopard ensemble that led to your many flirtatious encounters last Saturday night. Bravo, by the way. But how does one turn off the “casual” switch and go into “serious” mode?

She Said

Trend Alert | Rain Gear

No silly, it is not location, location, location. It is actually all about COMMUNICATION. Many of our young, level-headed peers fear that this monogamous relationship is not a possible thing and that hooking up is the only way of getting some guaranteed face time with members of the opposite sex (or the same sex … you know S*!& happens). And taking things further than just a one night dance floor make out — otherwise known as a DFMO, starts with the crucial exchange of a valid and in-service phone number. After the night of fun, start texting — I repeat, TEXTING, not sexting. Talk about the festivities of the day and what you plan on doing the rest of the weekend/week. Be creative and joke around. Flirtatious and friendly is always a plus, but not too much, we don’t want them to be scared and block your number. You want to take it slow and work your way up to their Top 10 Verizon family and friends network. Baby steps … don’t worry you can do it. Obama said “Yes we can.” Remember to have fun with the conversation and if it’s not meant to be well then go out and let’s try for Round 2. I, personally, think that hookups are the best starters for actual relationships because the initial attraction is already there, and after years, even months of dating, you need that. Being friends first is always nice, but sometimes the original feeling of “friendship” might never cease for one of the parties — which ultimately sucks for the other party because they thought they had something more. Nevertheless college is all about experimenting and meeting new people. Whether a relationship blossoms or not, enjoy yourself because hooking up with multiple people in the real world is not okay. That’s what you call a slut, boys and girls.

Event Preview | Finding Thalhimers

Combat rainy days with stylish gear Alumna releases a book By Gabrielle Bladini | Staff writer

Few mornings seem more disheartening than the ones that begin with the gray clouds and gushing rain characteristic of North Carolina stormy weather. Ask most students walking around the moisture-slicked sidewalks of the Mag quad on a rainy day, and they’ll tell you that the university’s noticeable drainage problems render even a light drizzle cause for donning some serious outdoor wear. “When I first got to Wake, I didn’t think I would need rain gear and I didn’t believe anyone when they said I would need it. Living on campus, there are the biggest puddles, so getting rain boots and a jacket was a great investment!” sophomore Kristen McGahan said. Glance around any crowded campus location, and you’re sure to see plenty of students agreeing with McGahan. With such a strong need for outer wear, rain gear is quickly becoming one of the most popular templates for fashion expression at the university. From patterned rain boots to colorful slickers, university-labeled gear to unisex Sperry’s, fashionable rain gear is sweeping the campus. Says one university student, sophomore Tasha Rebec, “It’s fun to have some cute rain boots to put on when it’s

gross outside. It brightens up the day.” Clearly, Rebec’s sentiment is a shared one. Just walk into the Pit during the lunch rush on a rainy Thursday, and you’re sure to find a sea of rubber boots in varying shades of neon colors and patterns. Students seem to favor brands like Torey Burch, Hunters, and Sperry, all well-liked labels with their own versions of practical, water-resistant boots. The most popular rain boots are the ones with clustered patterns of animals or designs, and ones in electric colors like yellow and hot pink. Students can be seen pairing their eye-catching footwear with fashionable black leggings, neutraltoned skirts and jeans. But boots aren’t the only rain-accessories popping with color on campus. More and more students can be seen donning brightly-colored slickers on their way to class. “Walking to class when it’s raining can be terrible, especially because water tends to collect on the sidewalks of the quads. You need a slicker, so it might as well be a stylish one!” sophomore Devon McGinty said. The trendiest jackets favor colors and patterns similar to the popular rain boots, and serve the dual function of keeping the rain off of students in a rush, while keeping them look-

ing stylish all day long. The growing popularity of fashionable rain wear isn’t only limited to neon colors and eye-popping patterns. Plenty of students, both male and female, can be seen sloshing through the puddles garbed in university-labeled apparel. Black slickers with a “WFU” decal are a particular favorite, and can be spotted all over campus on a rainy day. Traditional baseball caps decorated with any variation of the “Wake Forest University” insignia are also favored by the practical, and fashionable, university students. Another alternative to the color craze is the ever-popular Sperry’s. Many are featured with a rubber sole, ideal for trekking through the water-logged sidewalks on campus. Tons of students sport these stylish and multi-purpose shoes, rain or shine, as of late. The combination of slippery sidewalks, deep puddles and hurrying students seems like a stressful combination, but the recent inclement weather has also ushered in the latest trend on campus — stylish, colorful, multi-purpose rain gear. University students can be seen sporting patterned galoshes to neon rain jackets — and everything in between. It’s all a part of the weatherappropriate accessorizing sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of days on campus!

about her family history By Chantel O’Neal | Life editor

University alumna Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt returns to campus on Saturday, Nov. 13 promoting the release of her new book Finding Thalhimers. You can pick up your own signed copy in the lobby of Scales Fine Arts Center from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Just prior to the start of her senior year at the university, Smartt began a personal quest to uncover her family legacy and the story of their beloved Thalhimers department store. “Five generations of my family devoted their lives to building Thalhimers, a department store for 150 years,” Smartt said. “Now that the store is gone, I felt an enormous sense of responsibility for keeping the story alive.” In a project that spanned over a decade, Smartt’s life-changing adventure began when a friend discovered a clue to her family’s past near Kitchen residence hall. “When I chose to attend Wake Forest in 1994, I had no idea there was once a Thalhimers store on campus,” Smartt said, “until my freshman year when my friend Matt found a sign somewhere on campus that said, ‘Bomb shelter for Thalhimers employees’ — extra credit to any student who can find this sign today.” It seems only fitting that her journey begins in Winston-Salem, where the first Thalhimers branch store opened downtown in 1954. Others storefronts included locations at Hanes Mall and the univer-

sity’s Deacon Shop. From there Smartt’s curiosity only grew, taking her to Virginia, where here German Jewish family settled in 1842 and as far away as Tairnbach, Germany, her ancestors’ hometown. As the story grew, it became the topic of her master’s thesis at Virginia Commonwealth University, and eventually evolving into the book Finding Thalhimers. Chasing tales and stumbling onto clues of her family’s past, Finding Thalhimers is nothing short of a treasure hunt. “(It) literally became my obsession,” Smartt says. From the stores founding in 1842 by Smartt’s great-great-great grandfather William Thalhimer to the recent birth of her daughter Lyla, Finding Thalhimers delicately intertwines history and memoir in an unforgettable journey to find her life’s purpose. “As most students know, history can be incredibly boring,” Smartt said. “But when it’s told as an engaging story, it comes to life … if history isn’t recorded, it’s in danger of disappearing forever – I didn’t want that to happen to this particular story.” For more information visit the book’s website at, and keep an eye out for more local book signings. Following her visit to the university on Nov. 13, Smartt will be at Borders on Stratford Road from 5:30-7:30 p.m. She will also be giving a lecture at the Forsyth County Library downtown on Nov. 14 from 2-3 p.m.

Theatre Review | The Imaginary Cuckold

Moliere comedy teaches audience not to jump to conclusions By Nicole Stanton | Staff writer

The all-student cast had the audience of all ages laughing during final Sunday matinee performance in Molière’s play centered around two confused couples who jump to the conclusions that they have been betrayed by their partners. Before delving into the comedy of suspicion and jealousy, the play opened with a series of introductory dances to the music of JeanBaptiste Lully, a collaborator of Molière’s court comedy-ballets. J.K. Curry, associate professor of theatre and chair of the department of theatre and dance, brought Molière’s The Imaginary Cuckold to the stage opening last Friday just in time for some scandals before the Halloween festivities. The plot commences with an argument between Célie, sophomore Morgan Stumbras, and her father, Gorgibus, senior Michael Pizzalato, who wants his daugh-

ter to marry a rich man, Valere. Célie faints after her father’s injustice to marry her off to a man other than her true love, Lélie, played by sophomore Andy Belt. When Célie’s maid, freshman Lizzie Stothart, leaves Célie in the arms of a passerby, Sganarelle, chaos begins to unfold as Sganarelle’s wife, Celia Quillian, mistakenly suspects Sganarelle for a cheater when peering out her window she sees him holding the Célie. Yet, when Sganarelle finds his wife holding the portrait of Lélie in a locket dropped by Célie, he, too, suspects his wife for making a cuckold of him. The arguing spouses disappear off stage just in time for Lélie and Gros-Rene, sophomore Nick Reichert, to take the stage as they have hurried home due to rumors that Célie is to be wed. However, when Sganarelle reenters holding Lélie’s portrait, Lélie confronts Sganarelle about the

locket and Sganarelle tells him he took it from his wife. The story continues with more estrangements and tangles until the end when the maid shows Molière’s authorial hand and resolves the ambiguities between the feuding couples by asking direct questions. With everything explained, the play ends happily after Valere’s father, freshman Nate Brickhouse, enters to say that his son was secretly married four months ago, freeing Célie to marry Lélie. The cast showed their talent as they strut and danced across the set designed by Rob Eastman-Mullins in the beautifully designed costumes of senior designer Caroline Dignes transporting viewers back 350 years in time to 17th century Paris. While cuckolding is not a modern day concern, current audiences can still learn from Molière’s comic chain of events the hazards of false accusations and irrationality.

Graduate student Guy Aiken’s performance as Sganarlle brought life Molière’s humor without sacrificing the overriding message that honor should not be defended through acts of violence. Aiken stands out as a strong figure in Wake Forest’s theatre department and we look forward to seeing him again in the upcoming adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati. The Imaginary Cuckold, or Sganarelle, was first performed on May 28, 1660. Performances of The Imaginary Cuckold were held October 29-30 & November 3-7 in the Mainstage Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center. Production members included several students such as the assistant director senior Sarah Jean Sparks, the lighting designer senior Michael Whatley, and the sound designer, junior Cam Roberts.

Photo courtesy of Ken Bennet

Students preform the comedy, The Imaginary Cuckhold, where couples jump to wild conclusions.

Life Old Gold & Black

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Humor Column | Reverand Robert Hooke

Event Review | Secrest Series

Grammy winning Snow White frustrates Prince Charming orchestra performs William Daly Staff columnist

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This year’s Secrest Series featured renowned chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica. By Molly McDonald | Staff writer Kremerata Baltica, the Grammyaward winning chamber orchestra from the Baltic States, performed in Wait Chapel on Nov. 9 as a part of the Secrest Artists Series. The orchestra performed seven pieces by seven different composers, adding variety to the evening. The show opened with a three movement “Divertimento for String Orchestra” by Béla Bartók. This piece was marked by an intensity that set a tone for the evening. There was a dominating contrast between the soft, tentative moments and the strong, harsh strokes. At one point the audience noticeably flinched in shock at the abrupt shift from the quiet, unsettling tune to the booming chorus of the ensemble. One of the most impressive elements of Kremerata Baltica was the full commitment of the musicians to the music. First violinist Eva Bindere led the ensemble with an expressiveness that flowed throughout her whole body. Both Bindere and first cellist Marta Sudraba broke hairs on their bows during the first piece with the intensity of their strokes. The second piece of the evening was “Concerto for Violine and orchestra in A Minor” by Robert Schumann. This piece introduced Gidon Kremer, now the artistic director and solo violinist who founded Kremerata Baltica in 1997. Kremer began the piece by gently conducting the orchestra before entering into his part with an effortless fluidity. While the powerful runs and impressive high notes wowed the audience, it was the pureness of Kremer’s low notes that resonated throughout the Chapel. After a brief intermission the orchestra returned with the four standout pieces of the night. “Divertimento for String Orchestra” by Raminta Šerkšnyte silenced the audience with extreme eeriness and biting attack. The music alternated between an airy, barely audible noise to harsh and desperate strokes. At times the musicians plucked their strings with such fervor that the smack of the string against the instrument

was audible in the back of the room. When the piece ended, an eerie stillness filled the Chapel as the orchestra froze and the audience waited, unsure if there was more to come. The next piece was a much more traditional composition by Franz Schubert. It stood out as the most controlled and pleasant piece, but after the dark piece by Šerkšnyte, the warmth of the traditional piece was welcome. A change in the program brought the best piece of the evening. Kremerata Baltica surprised the audience with “Flowering Jasmine” from their newest CD De Profundis. This piece featured Andrei Pushkarev on the vibraphone, which added a magical and innocent tone to the melody. “Flowering Jasmine” contained the perfect balance of melody with quirky nuances. Pushkarev displayed remarkable talent with the incredible speed he used to play the vibraphone. Pushkarev and Kremer traded off playing the melody, with Kremer alternating between plucking and long, fluid strokes of the bow. The show closed with Astor Piazzolla’s “Melodia in A” and “Fuga.” The first movement seemed to be similar to the other somber pieces in the program, but the second movement added contemporary elements to excite the audience. The musicians made scratching sounds on their instruments and the bass players slapped their basses with their hands. This beat lead to a spirited violin solo and another magical performance by Pushkarev. The ensemble continued to play with intense conviction and incorporated the dark tones that had dominated the evening, while Kremer and Pushkarev played with unbelievable speed and energy. A lengthy standing ovation lead to a short, playful encore in which the musicians created some chuckles with exaggerated bow movements. Kremerata Baltica was another fabulous group brought to campus by the Secrest Artists Series. The next concert through the Secrest Series will be Abraham, Inc., in late January.

So the Prince kissed the Princess, and Snow White just kept sleeping. “Well now what? I don’t have the time to go around kissing all these sleeping Princesses. Do you have any idea how unhygienic that is?” the Prince said frustratingly. “You have to continue your line sir, and really have you seen the women in our homeland Germany? We haven’t even discovered central plumbing yet,” the butler argued. “Smithy, I just don’t like the process. I hardly even know these women, and what if they wake up and I just am not what they are looking for,” the worried Prince said. “First of all, it’s the 16th century. She wouldn’t have a chance. Have you seen these sleeping women?” the butler said. “They haven’t eaten in years.” “They’ve got like 5 percent body fat, I can’t say that about Mrs. Butler,” he added. “Smithy, what can I say to convince you that this just isn’t right. I mean, this

is someone’s daughter, man — I doubt those dads would like me roaming around hooking up with every sleeping Princess I found,” the Prince again asked the Butler. The Butler was beginning to get frustrated. In all the Princes he had taken care of in his professional career, this guy took the cake. His sole duty was to go from elaborate castle to castle and make out with gorgeous women for his entire adolescence. It was just like Mario, but now with more Princesses. “Prince, I am beginning to believe that there really is nothing that can convince you. But, if I am to be so bold, what would you rather be doing with your life?” replied the Butler. “Well, I haven’t put much thought into it. I mean, I spend a lot of time thinking about Princesses recently. I guess if I could do anything I would be a Biologist,” the Prince said. “A Biologist? I do not understand this anachronism,” the Butler said, confused. “It is the study of animals. Have you ever looked around and wondered to yourself how everything works? “I just want to learn, I want to know,” pleaded the Prince. “What you need to do is know these women. In the biblical sense. Let’s see ... maybe you could think of your travels as a Biology experiment. Now wouldn’t it be interesting if we kept track of all

the different eye colors these girls have? That would be so interesting!” the Butler argued. “Now you sound like a Biology teacher. No, I’d rather not. Maybe we could just head home Butler. Don’t you miss your family? I’m sure you haven’t seen them in a troll’s age,” replied the Prince. The Butler looked as if he had just eaten a meal that was difficult to stomach, “My family is overwhelmed I am gone Prince. Do you know the overtime hours I get following you around twenty four hours a day? “If they saw me for anything more than a new pair of shoes every other week maybe I would take you up on your offer Prince, but as the family’s bread winner that’s really all they want me for. Literally … bread is a major stable of the peasant diet.” “If we were to head back now, what would it take for your family to never question your decision?” the Prince propositioned. “I don’t think you could satisfy such a request,” the Butler retorted. “Try me.” He did. “You could have asked for anything in the Kingdom, and all you wanted was a stick of butter?” asked the Prince. “When your world supports itself solely with bread, butter can make you quite the aristocrat,” said the Butler. “One stick to rule them all.”

Theatre Review | Studio Series III

Senior students direct strong shows By Olivia Boyce | Life editor

For the final production of the year, Studio Series III presented two one-act plays directed by senior theatre majors Suzanne Spicer and Lizzy Thomas. The shows played on Nov. 8 and 9 in the ring theatre in Scales to nearly packed houses. The first production, Trifles, by Susan Glaspell was set in a small, rural town and based on the true murder case of John Wright. Wright’s wife Minnie had been jailed for the murder. While the authorities search for clues, two unsuspecting women discover and then hide incriminating evidence against Minnie Wright. The evidence - a strangled song bird - was almost too obvious a symbolic representation of the oppressed Minnie’s voice in her cold, childless household. Themes of female oppression and isolation undertoned the performance, and the final ethical dilemma pinned gender, spousal and moral loyalties against one another. The show featured an impressive set and accurate costume design. Cast members junior Jim French and sophomore Taylor Williams did a solid job acting chauvinistically. Senior Morgan Maloney and sophomore Sarah Wheeler who play Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters respectively, show realistic discomfort and concern at all the right moments. Mr. Hale, played by freshman Mike Dempsey acted appropriately shaken up about finding the dead body and the strangely acting Ms. Wright. The

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Studio Series III showed off the talented efforts of student directors. amount of young talent was refreshing. Overall, the acting and direction of Trifles was well executed and the show kept the audience entertained and interested. The next one act performance was Wish Fulfillment by David Simpatico and directed by senior Lizzy Thomas. The show consists of a series of dreams and depictions of the same event –– a 17-year-old son coming out to his father. The two actors, juniors Elliot Lerner (the father) and Jake Meyer (the son), both did an awesome job portraying a broad spectrum of emotions through-

out the different scenarios. Their physical altercations, fake gun shots and even male-on-male kiss obviously took impressive directing and preparation and the guys did a great and realistic job with all of the above. While the play, again, had some amusingly obvious symbolism (the two men fight and discuss the son’s sexual orientation with a baseball bat and glove in hand) it deals with a real and serious issue in an entertaining and thought provoking way. All in all, the entirely student run productions of Studio Series III were impressive showcases of student talent.

Restaurant Review | Bleu Restaurant & Bar

Chic restaurant and bar offers an upscale, delicious menu By Ae’Jay Mitchell | Staff writer

custom carved chandelier and beautifully colored reflection of Silence is an intriguing phe- a mature and sophisticated selecnomenon. It powerfully agi- tion of alcoholic beverages. The tates our emotions, making us mood of the restaurant is one of aware of fear and pleasure, the chic intimacy with lamp shades grotesque and the beautiful. It crafted from brown crinkled quickens our heart and steals sheer fabric and opaque jewels. our breath ... or leads us to the The decor is further enhanced by a brilliant combination of serenity within the color blue. With this, it is no surprise that a waterfall flowing towards an enflamed fireBleu Resplace. taurant and Bleu I applaud this Bar left me Address | 3425 Frontis Rd. restaurant trespeechless mendously for the upon enter- Serving | American chic use of new groove ing this new Hours | Sun.-Sat. 11 a.m. –11 p.m. jazz and closed age lodge Dress | Dressy casual blinds. Although isolated in my waitress halcyon. The Price Range | $10 -- $30 seemed to be a bit atmosphere Grade | A+ of a novice, overall screamed service was more autumn with pallets of burnt orange, bur- than satisfactory. And then, I opened the menu. gundy, deep greens and mahogTheir menu is seasonal, providany. On a ledge, sits a beautiful floral arrangement rising ing cuisine which gave homage approximately eight feet which to Mother Earth in both variety bids one to frolic, sing and - most and taste. My meal began with a importantly – eat amongst the sampling of three appetizers — priced $6-$12 — accompanied crispness of a romantic fall. The waiting area is charm- with a cool and refreshing strawing with a high topped ceiling, berry lemonade martini (served

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Bleu’s mozzarella ratatouille dish was a surprising and delicious blend of flavors. in a thick stemmed glass for those who have insatiable preference for thin stemmed glasses). The first starter was a savory the savory, salty and warm smoked chicken and crawfish springroll. The roll was crisp allowing the

marriage of poultry and seafood to become alive in a black pepper sauce adding a mild spice to the dish. Baked brie was served with a most intriguing trio of flavors — roasted garlic, cranberry chutney,and apple relish — all

served on pita bread. The fruit heightened the creamy brie’s aromatic taste while the roasted garlic made me fall in love with this herb again. This is how garlic should be prepared. A cinnamon raison bread accompany the trio of dips including a tangy goat cheese and chive dip, a sweet tomato and leek dip and a comforting spinach and hummus gift. As a second course, I was given the taste of a French-Canadian peasant farm with a beautifully plated and eclectic mozzarella ratatouille dish. The mild flavor of the mozzarella was given a savory and fulfilling rebirth with the partnership of fresh sautéed vegetables and a baked prosciutto. Balsamic vinaigrette marinated all flavors to a cohesive a whole leading to perhaps my favorite and less expensive (dishes ranging from $4-$8) second course selection in the Triad area as of yet. Although my entree was not disgusting, the Seafood Papardelle did not reach my expectations. This dish is a coastal fantasy, combing shrimp, scallops, mussels& fresh crab, tomato and

white wine broth. The problem, however, was due to an overwhelming taste of lemon within the white wine broth. The lemon added an unnecessary, displeasing and avoidable acidity to the dish. However, despite minor complaints about plating choices, my dinner guests were in silent admiration of the flavor explosion provided by the chef team as they enjoyed the decadence of lamb, duck and seared tuna. Entree’s averaged at $24 dollars. I concluded my dinner with a cool and pallet cleansing sorbet trio of lemon, mixed berry and mango sorbet. This created a perfect finish to an almost perfect dining experience (too much lemon in my sauce is manageable). Bleu Restaurant and Bar is a lovely step into an affordable chic of young professionalism. Attire is dressy casual and the venue is lovely for romantic or social dates. Great music, great drinks, great food, great atmosphere! An A+ escape from a hectic week to a welcoming and silent rest. C’est bonne! C’est Bleu!

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One-on-one with L.D.Williams By Matt Poppe | Staff writer

Former Wake Forest guard L.D. Williams was selected in the second round of the NBA Development League draft on Monday Nov. 1. Williams was selected by the Springfield Armor with the 12th pick of the second round (28th overall). Springfield is the development league affiliate of the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. The Yadkinville, N.C., native was a four-year starter at Wake Forest from 2007-10, averaging 8.4 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. One of the best defensive players in school history, Williams is also the only player in Wake Forest history to earn multiple ACC All-Defensive Team awards being selected in both 2009 and 2010. In addition, he was a three-year captain and ranks fifth all-time at Wake Forest with 118 career starts. Williams will start his career Nov. 15 when his Springfield Armor will face the Maine Red Claws in Augusta, Maine.

How do you think your time at Wake Forest prepared you for this opportunity? It prepared me a lot. It’s a good situation here because we drafted seven rookies so we are all coming straight from college. My time at Wake had a lot of things thrown at me mentally, physically, and emotionally so there is pretty much nothing that these guys can throw at me that I haven’t seen. I’m learning a whole new offense and a new way to play defense and it is a whole new learning experience, but I feel like Coach Gaudio, Coach Battle, Coach LaRue, even Coach Bdzelik and Coach Pope and all those guys, had taught me well so that I would be well prepared for this moment. What are your personal goals this season with the Armor? I just purely want to get better. I know that is pretty vague but I just want to improve on some of the things that people think that I may not be able to do. A lot of people say that I can’t shoot well and that I didn’t always make the best decisions. If you go back and look at the stats, I

W. Tennis has strong showing By Hunter Bratton | Sports editor

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Can you explain how draft night went and what your first thoughts were upon being drafted by Springfield? Obviously it was a big night because I was finding out where I was going to play. It was kind of funny because I talked to the Reno Bighorns that day and I actually thought that might be where I would get drafted to. I kind of had an expectation that I was going to be in Nevada. On draft night we were watching it on the computer because it wasn’t on TV or anything, and then my name popped up that they had picked me to be on the Springfield Armor. I was excited and I didn’t really have a lot of words to say. I just kept looking at the screen and thinking that I am one step closer to my goal. I called my agent and called my parents and then just sat there with my girlfriend and took in the moment. Did you have other options basketball-wise that you were looking to pursue if you were not drafted? Yeah, I looked in Europe. I went to a tryout in Italy, so I had that option. I also had offers from Germany, China and Japan so I had a few options there. I knew that I wanted to play in the D-League. Overseas for me was almost a secondtier.

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L.D. Williams dominated most opponents with his play and enthusiasm, and lead his team to 5th in the ACC his senior season. led the team in field goal percentage last year and I was second in assists for most of my career. I just want to be able to show people what I can do. Everybody always labels me as a defender, but I’m a basketball player. There are two sides to basketball. It’s not like football where if you play on defense they take you out of the game on offense. I have to able to show people that I can play on both ends of the floor. Having a fresh start is kind of good because the coaches here are going to let me show them what I can do. Then from there they will start coaching me. This next week will be big for me and those things.

NBA. Adjusting to the schedule will be the most difficult part, but the rest is just basketball.

What do you think will be the hardest part of playing in the NBDL, a league where everyone is a step up from the collegiate level? The difference between college and professional is that everybody has that same goal of getting to the NBA. This is the most scouted league by the NBA. There’s going to be at least three teams at every game to watch us play. I am also going to need to be able to adjust. The rules are different in the NBA and we even have some international rules in our league that are there to try and implement into the

Is there anything else that you want me to include / anything I missed? Maybe the fact that those voters who picked my Wake Forest Deacs to finish last. They should be ashamed of themselves. My young guys are definitely looking good. We had a big time win in the exhibition game. We shot the ball well and we didn’t even have everybody, so I’m really excited to see what my boys are going to do. They picked us last so nobody expects us to do anything so I know these boys are ready to play.

How do you feel about playing in the northeast since you are from Yadkinville and lived here at Wake Forest for the past four years? Basketball is basketball wherever you play it. Whether you play it in Africa, Europe or anywhere else, basketball is basketball. The only thing that changes is some of the rules, or the ball might be different, but the object of the game is still to score more points than the other team. It doesn’t matter where you play the game. I’m just here trying to soak in as much information as I can and hopefully get to the next level.

The women’s tennis team came out strong and won a perfect six out of six singles matches on Nov. 5. The team fared well in doubles competition too, going four in one on the first day if the Wake Forest Invitational. The Deacons began by dominating Furman in singles and rolling over Tennessee in doubles. They then won two doubles matches out of three against in-state rival N.C. State, taking their first loss to the Wolfpack. Sophomore Katherine Talbert and junior Kayla Duncan represented the Deacons in doubles matches, with wins against Tennessee and N.C. State. Other teams members — juniors Ryann Cutillo and Martina Parvelec — also contributed to the team effort with wins against their opponents. On the second day of the tournament, the Deacon squad went a perfect 6-0 in their matches. Tallbert and Duncan took down Furman’s Katherine Oudin and Margaret Boyette in an 8-3 match, and later blew past LSU’s Whitney Wolff and Kaitlin Burns in an 8-6 match to place atop the rankings. The two Deacons finished first and second in tournament rankings after the second day. Fellow teammates Pavalec and sophomore sensation Anna Mydlowska teamed up to defeat Furman’s Jenny Porter and Olivia Maurice. Senior Emily Malvehy and Cutillo teamed up to conquer a Furman squad of Amanda Murray and Michelle Stanford 8-2, and then an LSU squad of Hayley Everett and Kylie Adamek 8-1. After two days, Duncan was still ahead of the leaderboard with 12 points and Talvert was nipping at her heels with 11 points of her own. The closest competitors to the two Deacs were Sanaa Bhambri and Sandhya Nagaraj of N.C. State, who were each tied with nine points in the tournament. On the third and final day of competition, the Lady Deacons again went six and one in singles matches on the day, bringing their tournament totals to 12-1 in singles play and 10-1 in doubles matches. Pavalec breezed past Rosalia Alda of Tennessee to claim the first place spot in singles play, and Pavalec slid into third place by defeating Tennessee’s Witney Wofford. In doubles play, the Deacons took four of four from the LSU Tigers. As the tournament concluded, Talbert finished strong: she won every match in singles play the last day and won four of her doubles games with fellow teammate Duncan. Talbert finished the tournament with 16 points, good enough for first place. Unfortunately, Nagaraji was able to squeak into second place, sending Duncan back to a tie for fourth place with Bhambri.

Volleyball team downs UNC Central with ease By Hunter Bratton | Sports editor

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Sophomore Deacon Andrea edges a set by senior Kelsey Jones over the net and past two UNC Central players on Nov. 9.

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The Wake Forest volleyball team cruised past its in-state rival UNC Central in a quick three sets on Nov. 6. The match was played in Reynolds Gym at 7 p.m. With the win, the Demon Deacons earned their 16th win on the season and gave Central their 24th loss of the season. The lady Deacons were looking to rebound off of a heartbreaking loss to the top-ranked team in the ACC, UNC-Chapel Hill, that came in a four set match in Reynolds Gym on Nov. 5. Wake Forest’s win was a collective one, with great leadership shown by the upperclassmen squad members. The team was lead by junior Deacon Carlin Salmon, who set personal bests on the day. Salmon recorded a career high 11 kills in the match and committed only one error. In all, Salmon sported a .667 percentage in the game.

Seniors Lauren McIntyre and Megan Thornberry did well in leading the young squad to victory. Thornberry lead the team with 16 digs while McIntyre played a strong defensive role and contributed four block assists to the Deacons’ efforts. Junior superstar Kadija Fornah and senior Kelsey Jones were also instrumental in the Deacon victory, adding their fair share of assists and digs to the scorecard. In the first set, The Deacons jumped out to a 13-3 lead over Central. But even with the feisty attitude of the Central squad, who battled back in the first set to come within Salmon six points, the talent of the Deacon squad was too much to overcome. A spike by freshman Kristin Grissom threw water on top of the Central hot streak and Wake ended the set at 25-16. In the first set alone, Jones put up

six kills. The success of the Deacons in the first set was built upon in the second, which the Deacons lead from beginning to end. In the third set, Central did well to get off a quick two points by capitalizing on two Wake Forest errors. But even with a 8-7 lead a third of the way through the set, Central was losing momentum. Freshman Lindsey Remington took center stage with an ace to finish off the third set 25-16. The Deacon volleyball team now heads to Maryland to take on the Terrapins. The following week they will travel to Boston College to play the Eagles as part of the team’s fivegame ACC schedule to wrap up the 2010 season. The game at Maryland begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12, and the Boston College game starts the following week at 12 p.m. on Nov 14. The Deacons will be attempting to use this game to spin confidence into the next ACC games. The Deacons currently sit at 8-7 on the year in the ACC and 16-10 for the entire season.

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