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Conference asks “Why work?” By Maya Yette | Staff writer

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How can I make a living and a difference? If I discover my calling will I find a career? Can I be generous with my time without shortchanging my job? How will my decisions shape my profession? These and other important questions will be addressed at “Why Work? Business, Professions and the Common Good,” a two day conference to be held March 27-28 at the university to explore the challenges of modern business and professional life and the relationship between personal values and commitments and the world of work. As part of the university’s 2007-2008 Voices of Our Time speaker series, the conference will feature New York Times columnist David Brooks and former Congressman Lee Hamilton. They are among a group of experts from various fields who will come together for important dialogue about challenges faced in professional life today. “Students who attend these presentations benefit from the research and wisdom of some of the country’s most outstanding leaders in business, education, religion and politics,” said Dean of the Divinity School Bill Leonard. “To have these kind of gifted individuals in one place and accessible to students on this campus is a rare gift.” Brooks will be the keynote speaker at the opening session, “Making Sense of Modern Professional Life,” at 4 p.m. March 27 in Wait Chapel. Hamilton, president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will chair a panel discussion, “The Demands of Public Life,” at 1:30 p.m. March 28, in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum. “I like the way philosopher Charles Taylor talks in terms of defining ourselves meaningfully against a ‘horizon of important questions,’” said Dean of the Calloway School Jack Wilkerson. “My hope and expectation is that this conference will provide our students an opportunity to think deeply about the horizon of important questions against which they


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By Katie Phillips | Staff writer Over spring break four different groups of university students traveled to three different locations in the United States, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. All of the locations were host to university students seeking service experiences. Volunteers included undergraduates, students of the Babcock School of Management and students from the Divinity School. The three locations in the United States included New York City, Arkansas and New Orleans. Sixteen Divinity School students accompanied the Reverend Doug Bailey to New York City for Spring Break. Their goal was ministry work in the impoverished areas of Lower West Harlem and other districts in the city of similar poverty lines. Bailey is the assistant professor of urban ministry at the university and executive director of the Center for Urban Ministry in Winston-Salem. He called the trip an “urban missionary pilgrimage,” because “one can go on a trip for observation; pilgrims go on a journey to be changed.” The group included participants from The General Theological Seminary in New York City and four auditors also from the New York City area.

By Lauren Dayton | Staff writer

The university hosted the first annual AfterDark concert March 18 in Wait Chapel. The event was free and included music from Braddigan (of Dispatch), Chi Rho – the university’s male christian a capella group – and a speech from author Joe White. The event was co-sponsored by Student Union. Brad Corrigan, a member of the band Dispatch until 2002, founded “Love, Light, and Melody,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to battling the physical, emotional and spiritual affects of extreme poverty. Corrigan performs at AfterDark concerts to raise awareness about the plight of people living in “La Chureca,” an impoverished community located in the city trash dump in Managua, Nicaragua. The goal of Corrigan’s work through “Love, Light, and Melody,” is to use music to inform people about the needs


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Before the students left March 8 for He currently serves as the associate the city, 14 hours of classroom work minister for youth and young adults. was required. Hill said he was inspired to delve into Said to be a multi-cultural immer- urban ministry by a similar trip he took sion, students participated in a variety with the university four years ago. of volunteer activities over the week. Ten sociology students have returned They began with learning and min- to Stephens, Ark. after taking a course istering in Lower West Harlem, which in Social Stratification in the Deep included participating at the largest South this past summer. Dr. Angela soup kitchen in the nation. Hattery and Dr. Earl Smith were the This was located in the Chelsea– two faculty advisers accompanying the Hell’s Kitchen area. The trip included students who volunteered at a local time studying with renowned black high school. pastor and theologian, Dr. Johnny Ray Aaron Miles, a junior and political Youngblood. science major, learn from the experiStudents also dedicated time at ence of working with underprivileged Exodus Community, a place where youth men and women can go to transition “The search for one’s self is never back into society after spending time complete until he or she has extended in prison. that search beyond the next individual, Lastly, the students made a trip to learning more about themselves while St. Paul’s Chapel, located near Ground delving into the lives of others,” Miles Zero. This occurred on March 11, the said. day that St. Paul’s was holding a special The service trip was open to all commemoration of the fourth anni- students but especially those who versary of the Madrid train bombings have previously taken the mentioned by terrorists. course. Benny Cooper, a senior sociThe group participated in a number ology major, was one of the student of worship services, including those at leaders of the trip. Posted on the the Metropolitan Community Church Arkansas blog, Cooper writes of the and the Riverside Church. experience. The former hosts a predominantly “This trip embodies why I live each gay, lesbian and transgender congre- day and yearn to make a global impact gation. within the education system. I would Riverside Church is now home to an alumnus, the Reverend Lee Hill. See Service, Page A2

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of the people of La Chureca. The evening began with three songs performed by Chi Rho, including “Wade in the Water” and “Chariot.” Then Braddigan took the stage to play their unique blend of rock and reggae peppered with Latin and Brazilian beats. Braddigan performed with touring musicians Reinaldo De Jesus (from Puerto Rico) and Tiago Machado (from Brazil). They played “Customs” and “Ileana” from their most recent album, The Captive, released last year. “Ileana” is dedicated to a young girl Corrigan met on his first trip to Nicaragua. They also performed “The Prince of Spades,” a Dispatch song. During the concert there was a slide show of pictures showing life amidst the junk piles in La Chureca. Corrigan encouraged the audience to pursue occupations that are ethically appealing, and not just financially See Concert, Page A3


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College democrats sponsored a walk out on March 19 to protest the War in Iraq, which entered its sixth year. Students and faculty met on Manchester Plaza to commemorate the lives lost.

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Students entering the second floor of the Benson University Center will notice a change of scenery from now on. The university’s Pizza Hut, located on the building’s second floor, has closed. “The Pizza Hut in Wake Forest University’s Benson University Center has gone out of business. The store closed when the university’s spring break began,” according to a university press release. The statement implies that it was not the university’s decision to close the restaurant, but instead Pizza Hut’s. Plans are already in the works for the space that is being opened up where Pizza Hut formerly resided. The copy center, which is currently located across from Pizza Hut, will be moved into the Alty space. Meanwhile, the current copy center space will become extra seating for patrons of the Benson Center’s food court. The entire transformation process is being incorporated into the overall plans for the renovation of the food court. “The existing copy center area will be converted into additional seating for the food court patrons as the renovation takes place,” Jim Alty, assistant vice president for facilities management, said in a university press release. “The additional seating will be a benefit, as the food court gets very crowded during meal times.” One of Alty’s many responsibilities is overseeing campus food services. “I really did not order pizza all that much”, sophomore Lee Schalk said. “However, it was definitely a nice alternative to the ARAMARK service that we have.” The overall renovations to the food court will begin in fall of 2008, when a delicatessen will be added to the area, along with improvements to Shorty’s. More renovations are to come during the summer of 2009. Among these will be the replacement of the current food court seating. Also, the university plans to attempt to bring in a wider variety of international and local cuisines. For now the only change that is directly affecting students is that there is no longer an on campus source for pizza that will deliver straight to students’ rooms.

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Brieflies Professor Maya Angelou to teach spring class The program in humanities announced that Professor Maya Angelou will teach a course this semester, HMN 337 World Poetry in Dramatic Performance (1.5h), from 3-5:30 p.m. on March 24 and 26, April 2, 7, 9, 11 and 14 followed by a rehearsal on April 16 leading to the final performance in Brendle Hall on April 18 at 3 p.m. Students who are interested in adding the course should go in person to the administrative assistant for the humanities department, Ms. Alice Goodman, in room B6 of Tribble Hall between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. beginning March 3, to obtain an application form.

Career services to sponsor lecture on publishing Interested in a career in publishing? The Office of the Chaplain and the Office of Career Services are working together to bring Reverend Laura Alexander Elliot, communications and development director for the Experiment in Self-Reliance lecture from 5-7 p.m. April 2 in Benson 401A. RSVP on ECHO by clicking on Career Events and then on Pro Humanitate for Work or sign up in the Office of Careeer Services, Reynolda 8.

Professor to give lecture on comic book superheroes Professor Saylor Breckenridge will give a lecture on “Superheroes in US Comics: Competition, Regulation and Culture” from 4-5 p.m. on March 20 in room 404 of the library. This event is sponsored by Z. Smith Reynolds Library. For more information contact Mary Reeves at

University to host open house for prospective students The university will host an open house from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 in the Welcome Center. This event will feature talks from faculty, current students and campus tour.

Grad Fair to be held for future graduates The Grad Fair will be held near the bookstore from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 25 and 26. The fair offers students that are planning to graduate from the university announcements, caps, gowns, schools rings and diploma frames. The rain date is March 27. For more information contact Erin Evans at

College Republicans to hold awareness week College Republicans will be having Conservative Awareness Week next week. Each day has a different theme including Support Our Troops Day, Global Warming Ice Cream Social, Freedom Day, Pro-Life Day and PETA Barbecue. Flyers will be posted around campus with more information.

Travel funds available for students The Department of Classical Languages is accepting applications for the William Royall Scholarship, which was established in 1991 from the family and friends of Dr. William Royall and his son Dr. William B. Royall, both former university professors. The scholarship provides an award of $500 for excellence in classical studies, with preference given to students who plan to travel abroad to classical sites. Applications are available in Tribble Hall B6 and are due April 18.

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Alumnus makes waves in musical world By Claire O’Brien | Staff writer

A university alumnus who was a star within the “Wake Forest Bubble” has gone on to find even greater success in the outside world. Christopher Magiera, an operatic singer who received a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest, is now a prominent voice on the national opera scene. Magiera graduated from the university in 2005 after a distinguished career which included membership in the Wake Forest Concert Choir, and a cappella group Temporary Reprieve and a role in L’isola disabiata, which the university produced in his senior year. “My favorite music-related Wake memory is probably singing in a Master class with Ben Heppner. He’s one of the best known opera singers in the world, and he was very encouraging to me at a young age.” Magiera benefited from the community environment at Wake in several ways. “So many singers do only music from a young age, and that is great and most of them turn out very technically strong, but they lack social skills. I got both sides – the social aspect of a regular school with a strong music background. The theory aspect of the education is really quite great, and I also found the voice teachers great too. Teresa Radomski took a special interest in my future … giving me extra lessons to make sure I was progressing as much as possible.” After graduation, Magiera achieved distinction through the receipt of notable awards. He was recently a finalist in the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and received over $10,000 for his success. He received the Hans Hachmann Memorial

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Christopher Magiara, an alumnus who is now a prominent voice in the national opera scene, got his start in Brendle Recital Hall as a university student. Award and the Grand Prize in the Junior Division of the Florida Grand Competition, and he has also been honored with commendations from colleagues within his field. Magiera has a resume that includes lead roles in a wide range of productions from Verdi’s Falstaff to

Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. “I would love to perform Rodrigo from Don Carlo. I’m still too young to sing it, but it is a very dramatic and exciting role with some of the most powerful music I know”. See Opera, Page A4

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like to end by thanking all those who followed our blogs and encourage each of you to make sacrifices for the greater good of humanity, on a frequent basis.” He wants the university’s community to embrace Pro Humanitate each and every day and “not simply when it is convenient.” Seventeen university students ventured to New Orleans to help with the ongoing concerns created by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Students were involved with the Volunteer Service Corps and worked on the reconstruction of houses and lives of people in the less affluent areas of New Orleans, which coincidentally were damaged the most during the hurricane. Jennifer Baron was the staff adviser for the service trip; Baron works with the Volunteer Service Corps through Americorps and helped start Campus Kitchen at the university. An application was required to sign up for the trip, and any students were welcome to apply. Elisabeth Collins, a junior biology major, said there is one basic message that the people of New Orleans sent out to the volunteers. “New Orleans is an amazing city and that people should visit,” Collins said. She went on to discuss how dependent the city is on tourism as an industry.

“Basically, tourism is New Orleans’ greatest form of revenue, so the more people that visit, the more money the city will make that can be allocated towards rebuilding. There are some incredible people with amazing stories that deserve to be able to start their life over.” Sixteen students from the university’s Babcock Graduate School of Management spent their spring break in Nicaragua. The students, along with two faculty members, shared their knowledge and learned skills of business management with Nicaraguan business owners. Established as a two-way system of learning, not only was this beneficial to the business owners, but this opportunity gave the students a rare experience outside of the classroom. It was the fourth trip made by Babcock students in the past year to Nicaragua. It also marked the one year anniversary of the first seminar that was held in Managua, which is the base for the university’s ongoing business venture, Project Nicaragua. The project’s faculty advisor, Sherry Moss, said that the students’ goal for the approaching trip was to “scale up the seminars.” The seminars served almost double the amount of people compared to previous seminars, and the goal was to make them more personal and specific. “They offered two simultaneous

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Some university students spent their Spring Breaks serving other abroad, such as this student in the Dominican Republic. business seminars, making it possible to keep the intimate classroom environment, but serving twice as many people,” Moss said. The students worked closely with returning business owners, monitoring their progress and enhancing their skills. “They (the students) worked oneon-one with several of the returning participants before and after the seminars in an effort to sharpen their consulting skills while helping the entrepreneurs with their specific challenges,” Moss said.

One of the project founders, Chris Yuko, currently is based in Managua and has been for the past year. Yuko arranged the trips for the faculty and students. Yuko is currently a student in the Babcock school and the Nicaraguan program director. He arranged for 40 business owners to be present at the seminar, putting the ratio of business owners to students at almost 2:1. “We are very proud of the impact we have had on these business leaders of Nicaragua,” Yuko said.

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• During a security check March 15, University Police found two Winston-Salem residents asleep in a vehicle parked at Reynolda Village and charged the driver with having an open container of alcohol in the car. University Police escorted the two people home.

Theft • A student’s unattended laptop computer was reported stolen from a book bag in a Collins Residence Hall lounge between 4:30 a.m.-7 a.m. March 3. • A student’s collection of DVDs valued at approximately $1,300 were reported stolen March 4 from an unsecured room in Collins Residence Hall. • A student’s purse, Apple iPod, retail gift card and personal medication valued together at $512 were reported stolen from a locked vehicle that was broken into between 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. March 5, while parked in Lot J.

• Consumer electronic items and camera equipment were reported stolen March 14 from a house that was broken into on Faculty Drive. University Police assisted the Winston-Salem Police Department, which is investigating the robbery. Neighbors reported seeing a group of four unidentified black males near the house. All four were estimated to be 15-20-years-old. Witnesses described two of the four in greater detail. One was slim, with braided hair, wearing a white T-shirt and camouflage jacket. The other was slim, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information that might assist in the investigation may call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers in Winston-Salem at 727-2800.

Traffic Violations • University Police charged a student with careless and reckless driving after they observed him driv-

ing without headlights and running a stoplight on Wingate Road, failing to stop for blue lights and sirens and turning left on a red light at Polo Road. Information about the incident was provided to Harold Holmes, dean of student services.

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• A window pane in a stairwell door in Reynolds Gym was broken between 10-10:30 p.m. March 4. • During a security check March 9, University Police discovered a window screen cut at Martin Residence Hall. The window was locked and the room had not been entered.

University Police responded to 93 calls from March 3-16, including nine incidents and investigations and 84 service calls.

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University wins Hoops for Hunger Contest uses competitive spirit to raise resources for North Carolina food bank By Molly Nevola | Staff writer The university recently won the Hoops for Hunger contest, a competition which pits rival schools against each other to raise food for local food banks. The university’s second consecutive Hoops for Hunger Food Drive win, thanks to the donation of 15,186 pounds of food, the most pounds of food per capita, is a proud smallschool victory. The win reflects the university’s commitment to community outreach and efforts to feed the hungry of Winston-Salem. In a contest between seven North Carolina schools – UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, North Carolina Central, N.C. State, East Carolina and North Carolina Wesleyan – university students donated $2,830 in cash equaling 14,150 pounds of food and brought in 1,036 pounds of food for the win. According to project chair Alex Vaccaro, the drive utilized many angles of student and community life. Committee members collected cans and money at two basketball games in February. They also stormed the residence halls to collect student money and also asked parents and community members to make online donations. Vaccaro said that she was extremely proud of the outcome. The drive bought in more than double the amount raised last year, and she attributes its success to student efforts. “This really shows that we are at a huge advantage Vaccaro as a small school,” Vaccaro said. “We have the ability to get all of our students behind an effort and really support it,” she said. In total, the seven schools collected an amount of food equivalent to 31,651 meals which will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, located in Winston-Salem. Senior committee member Bryan Keith helped with publicity for the event and money counting. Keith said that the win was a great victory of which to be a part. Being a consistent winner aids the image of Wake Forest in North Carolina as well as gives university students an opportunity to give back to the surrounding community Keith explained. “It shows us as outreaching to other schools to give them the chance to compete, and more so that our community is part of a larger one that we do care about and care to be a part of as well,” Keith said. Sophomore committee member Adam Smith said that the win was a perfect reward, especially after they heard that other ACC schools were going to try harder to capture the title this year. According to Smith, the outcome showed that enrollment and school size are essentially of no consequence in how involved a school can be in the surrounding community. “Even though Chapel Hill and Duke are considerably larger than we are, we have proved that students at Wake are truly motivated to help the community that surrounds and supports them,” Smith said. Keith agreed, and noted that the competitive spirit of the competition is always a big boost. “Any time we can beat Duke, UNC and the rest of the state’s schools while being of service to our communities, it is a cause worth pursuing.”

OGB cartoonist gains recognition By Jacob Bathanti | Staff writer

Senior William Warren won the John Locher prize for editorial cartooning in 2006. Now he’s won a different sort of award to balance out the first. Warren will be presented with the Charles M. Schultz Award on April 18 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This time the prize, which comes with an award of $10,000, is for his comic strip “Lummox,” which features the adventures of Goodrich and his freshman roommate, a Yeti-like fellow who lends his name to the strip. Warren submitted editorial cartoons to the cartooning competition twice before, but never heard back from the contest. He says he still doesn’t know if he even submitted the entries correctly. In this case, though, the third time proved the charm regardless of the past two years’ results. “I was pretty ecstatic when I heard,” Warren said. “Still am.” It’s a timely career booster for the Atlanta native, who hopes to find work as a cartoonist after graduation. Although the politically opinionated Warren says that his first love is editorial cartooning, shrinking newspaper markets have rendered him pragmatic about which subset of the cartooning world he gets into. “I’ll take whatever I can get,” Warren said. “From a purely logical viewpoint, it’s much more likely that I’ll get a job as a comic strip cartoonist.” In a turn that perhaps Charles

Schulz himself would have appreciated, Lummox and Goodrich are antitheses thrown together. Lummox’s sasquatch form is no accident – he’s a deliberately ambiguous construct: “that typical college kid.” The quiet, studious Goodrich is an apt foil to his simian roommate. “I like (drawing) the comics because I like developing the characters and story lines,” Warren said. This isn’t the first time Warren has achieved success by putting a pair of characters together. His first comic strip, which he started when he was six years old, featured the adventures of a frog and lizard: “Rocky and Spade.” While Warren calls the strip “pretty dumb,” it also entertained him and his friends for hours. This wasn’t Warren’s first foray into alternate worlds of pen and ink. “I’ve been drawing since I was three,” Warren said. “Before I attained consciousness. Ever since I could hold a pencil I’ve been scribbling on paper.” While Warren says he’s fascinated by all forms of art, especially painting, his values and political passions take precedence even over his cartooning. “I’d have to say that I consider myself an opinionated, convicted person first, and an artist second,” Warren said. He’s not shy about making his convictions known. His political cartoons, some of which have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, are unabashedly conservative. But a certain edginess sometimes shows

The university is engaged in “preliminary efforts” to bring a debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to campus ahead of North Carolina’s upcoming May 6 primary election, according to Wake Forest’s assistant vice president for public affairs, Kevin Cox. The two Senators are competing to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.“We are at the very early stages of getting in touch with the right people to express interest and try to learn about the possibilities,” Cox said. On March 13, the Obama campaign announced that it had accepted an invitation from CBS News for a debate on April 19 in North Carolina, at a location yet to be determined, hosted by CBS’ Katie Couric and Bob Schieffer.

through in “Lummox” as well – jabs at the excesses of university life, satirical pokes at college political radicalism or pretended radicalism. “I can’t help but insert myself into the comics,” Warren said. “At the moment, there’s less politics in the comic strips because there’s a dividing line between them and the editorials.” Warren said, grinning, that if his future lies in comic strips then they’ll probably be considerably more politi-

cal than “Lummox” is now, because of his need for an outlet for political sentiments. Still, his aims for the two sides of his work are not dissimilar. A sense of compulsion to express his views drives Warren in his art. “In a grand sense, I want to convey my opinions,” Warren says. “In my political (cartoons), I want to challenge readers, and make people think, make them laugh. In the comics, I want to entertain, but provide entertainment that’s more elevated.”

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Braddigan performed in Wait Chapel March 19 as a part of AfterDark. The event also featured speaker Joe White, a former college football player and coach.

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rewarding. He drew on his experience as a member of Dispatch and the lack of fulfillment that fame brought him. Speaker Joe White followed the Braddigan concert. White and his wife Debbie-Jo are currently the Presidents and owners of Kanakuk Kamps. They also are the founders of Kids Across America. Over 20,000 campers and 2,500 college-age counselors participate in the Kanakuk Kamp programs each summer.

In his opening remarks, White drew on his experiences of playing college football at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He also talked about the importance of his wife and family. His presentation included some personal remarks, drama and video. As part of his portrayal of the “Cross Builder,” White carried a telephone-poll-size log down the aisle and used an axe to chop out a section. He then nailed together the cross on the Wait Chapel stage. In addition to the drama, White

Effort begun to host debate By Kevin Koehler | Contributing editor

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OGB cartoonist Will Warren recently won the Charles M. Schultz award, which he will accept April 18 in Washington, DC.

The Clinton campaign, however, did not issue any corresponding announcement and has not since, leaving the status of the potential debate up in the air. The April 19 date is a mere three days prior to the Pennsylvania primary. “We don’t know much at this point about what’s going to happen and when for sure. We don’t know if Senator Clinton will even accept the invitation,” Cox said. However, he continued, “President (Hatch) is taking the lead in making clear with various contacts that he would like to bring a debate here, there’s a team in place here that could make it successful and he’ll do everything he can to make it happen.” The university previously hosted a nationally-televised presidential debates for general elections in

October 2000, between George W. Bush and Al Gore, and in September 1998 between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. Last year, the university made a bid to hold one of this fall’s general election debates and in November was named as a backup site by The Commission on Presidential Debates. “We have a great relationship with the Commission. Our reputation for this sort of thing is strong with the networks ... and many in the political parties,” Cox said. “I think we’re known not only for hosting debates, but for doing it well.” Debates during primary contests, though, are a different animal then those held during general campaigns.

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also presented a number of videos relating to his talk. One of these various videos was about Dick Hoyt and his son. The Hoyts compete in marathons, triathlons and Ironman competitions. Even more amazing than the simple fact that they compete is the fact that Rick Hoyt suffers from cerebral palsy. The evening honored the objectives of “Love, Light, Melody.” Overall, the night provided a message of love and hope through music, speech, and visual performance.

should be making career-related decisions.” Five other panel discussions will be held on March 28. These sessions include: “Theological Reflections on Work and the Challenges of Pluralism,” chaired by Bill Leonard, dean of the Wake Forest Divinity School; “Re-examining Medicine as a Profession,” chaired by William B. Applegate, interim president of Wake Forest Health Sciences and dean of the Wake Forest School of Medicine; “The Legal Profession in the Marketplace,” chaired by Blake Morant, dean of the Wake Forest School of Law; “Integrating Work and Values: The Challenges of Professional Education,” chaired by Jack Wilkerson, dean of the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest; and “Corporations and Human Flourishing,” chaired by Don Flow, chairman and chief executive officer of Flow Automotive, Wake Forest graduate and board of trustees member. Deans of the professional schools have played a big part in the planning process. They have made it a goal to try to maintain a strong student focus. The conference is expected to be very accessible to a diverse audience of students, with many interactive sessions. “Again, this is a rare opportunity that students should take advantage of for their intellect and their own vocational identity and direction,” Leonard said. “I see this conference as a baby step in the direction of providing significant space within the lives of our students while they’re at Wake Forest for these large questions,” Wilkerson said. This event is sponsored by the Pro Humanitate Center, a project of the Lilly Endowment. Voices of our Time is an annual guest speaker series established in 2006 by university president Nathan O. Hatch.

Talk examines faith and culture By Haowei Tong | Staff writer

Mark Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to the Simpsons and religion writer for the Orlando Sentinel is coming to speak at 7 p.m. March 25 in Annenberg Forum in Carswell Hall. This lecture provides an opportunity to assess religion behind the lens of popular culture. As an increasing population relies on the media for religious literacy, Pinsky examines the synergy of the two powerhouses, which is not an easy task. “I think Pinsky will help us think analytically about the portrayals of religion in South Park and Family Guy, for example,” Lynn Neal, assistant professor of religion said. “They are smart shows, but they are never neutral. There is always a tone.” Neal teaches a first year seminar titled “Surprising Spirituality: Popular Culture and Contemporary Religious Life.” She was vital in arranging Pinsky’s visit to the university. Neal recalled a day in her introduction to religion course when a moderately engaging group of students became wildly animated with the discussion of Scientology.

“Tom Cruise and South Park had completely shaped their idea of Scientology, and I realized I could not undo what those two had done,” she said. “I think we need to confront this influence.” According to Neal, the scope of religion’s interface with popular culture extends beyond animated cartoons and American celebrity figures. “I know that right now, in my ears, the Hansbrough fan base rings almost as loudly and distractingly as the Dalai Lama’s ultimatum," sophomore Adam Parker said. “I am looking forward to hearing Pinsky’s opinion on the way popular culture idolizes athletes and other celebrities.” An enmeshment of religion and politics is a common result of mass media and popular culture, suggested Neal. “I think religion is going to play an interesting role in picking the Democratic candidate, and we will see some leveraging by the religious right. But does the media’s term "religious right" match reality? Is this group as unified as it’s made out to be?” questioned Neal. See TV, Page A4

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“I am interested to see if there is any way to assess the influence of Oprah’s endorsement. She has such a large following; does she dilute the white female vote for Clinton?” asked Neal. The photo of Obama in “Muslim garb,” which crazed the press, is just one such example of how the media can misrepresent religion. “I feel that the media really skews religion," freshman Zach Vance said. "For example, the media picks up on radical sects of Islam that have followers who blow themselves up to get to heaven with 72 virgins, but those sects are just extreme. I don’t know what should be done to eliminate bias; it will be exciting to hear Pinsky’s opinion.” “All three shows (The Simpsons, Family Guy and South Park) have family values and include a moral; it is going to be interesting to hear the perspective of an expert on morals in pop culture,” said freshman David Tokarz. The lecture is free and open to the university students, faculty, and the general public. It will be followed by a book signing.

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Assistant Professor of Religion Lynn Neal has been instrumental in bringing Mark Pinsky to lecture on campus.

offered to me, I have to remember that there are a hundred other baritones who would take that part at the drop of a hat He is currently studying at the Yale if I couldn’t do it.” When asked if he School of Music and will debut at the had any advice for current undergrads, Carnegie Recital Magiera replied, Hall this month. “Three years ago I This summer he will was a senior at Wake “Any time I get something ofbe a Resident Artist and hardly what at the internationally fered to me, I have to remember anyone would call that there are a hundred other renowned Glima great singer. Three merglass Opera in baritones who would take part at weeks ago I sang on New York. He will the Metropolitan the drop of a hat.” be recreating the Opera stage in the Chris Magiera (‘05) role of Danieli the Grand Finals of the innkeeper in Das Metropolitan Opera Liebesverbot, WagNational Council ner’s comedy about auditions, fulfilling the misadventures of several citizens of a dream of mine.” Sicily. William Thomas Walker of Clas“If you work hard enough and keep at it sical Voice of North Carolina described long enough, things have a way of workMagiera as a “robust baritone with natu- ing out.” Magiera is a prime example ral acting talent.” Still, Magiera remains of the diversity of the fields in which grounded. “Any time I get something university alumni become involved.

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In primaries, there is no single body like the Commission to plan the events and negotiate between campaigns. It is largely left up to the television networks to organize and host debates, getting candidates to agree to terms. Cox believes that the university is perfectly capable of hosting an event of this magnitude. “I’m confident that we could do a great job,” Cox said. “We have the experience, the facilities, the staff and the knowhow to pull this off.” North Carolina’s primary, long relegated to irrelevance by occurring relatively late in the year, should get its moment in the spotlight if the battle between Clinton and Obama continues

on as expected. Whereas in the they have some level of interest past the race typically has been invested in North Carolina as decided earan imporlier in the tant state in year, Clinton attaining the and Obama “I’m confident that we could do democratic look as a great job. We have the experi- n o m i n a though they tion. ence, the facilities, the staff and may bring On March the know-how to pull this off.” the race right 19, Obama down to the spoke to a Kevin Cox wire before a crowd of Assistant vice president candidate is 3,000 in for public affairs chosen. downtown After PennCharlotte. sylvania votes All the on April 22, tickets for North Carolina has more dele- the free town hall were distribgates up for grabs than any other uted within two hours of the state left on the calender. event’s announcement. The high Both the campaigns have demand for tickets could cause moved to hire staff and open concern for who would be able offices in the state this week. to attend the debate, if the uniThis is perhaps a sign that versity was chosen as a host.

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or those who believe that televised college sports are psuedoprofessional leagues, devoted foremost to money, not the student in studentathlete or the grand ideals of sportsmanship of school spirit, there could hardly be a better case study than the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament. You might expect the ACC tournament to be greeted by a packed arena of screaming fans. Held this year in the thriving city of Charlotte, in the heart of a region with a deep, historic love for college hoops, you could anticipate a great deal of excitement around this climactic event. You might even envision crazed students leading chants and enjoying some collegiate pandemonium. On all counts, you would be wrong. The Demon Deacons played their one tournament game in front of many, many empty seats and perhaps one of their smallest crowds of the season. In fact, all the games held on the tournament’s first day were met with the same general disinterest. The city met the tournament with little more than a yawn, certainly the tournament garnered much less enthusiasm than any of the other big sporting events Charlotte has hosted. And what about the students? Good luck finding them. There are no student sections. The press corps likely outnumber undergraduates by a large margin. It seems this college gathering intentionally excludes any one who is actually in college. The culprit in all this is the ACC’s preposterously elitist method of distributing

tickets. None are ever sold publicly, they are instead distributed to the schools who in turn offer them to donors. Single-game tickets are not offered, meaning most people purchase seats at games they have little interest in. The result is a “sell out” in which only the richest, usually older, alumni get a chance to buy the expensive tickets. Somehow this year, as in years past, a disproportionate share of seats ended up in the possession of Carolina and Duke followers. A great deal of them cannot be bothered to even show up for games without the proper shades of blue. Thus, you end up with an arena often half-empty, even though thousands of hoops enthusiasts would love to fill the seats, but have no reliable, legal way to buy tickets. For its biggest event of the year, the ACC shuts out students, ignores countless devoted fans and engenders rampant scalping. It’s a system that no doubt guarantees a huge cash windfall, but it’s terrible for the game. UNC-Chapel Hill coach Roy Williams controversially said he was not all that concerned about the tournament, referring to it as a mere “cocktail party.” Sadly, there may be no truer description. Who is to blame for this system that seems so tilted towards the super rich and elite? Are the masterminds solely ACC administrators or does our university have a role to play? As a member of the ACC, Wake Forest should be more vocal in attempting to correct this.

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Residents speak out to university

the time, but there was no mention in the March 4 letter that we had even asked for a legitimate discussion. Consequently, to avoid all misunderstanding, we would like to clarify our goals. First, a public admission that the university failed in the most elementary planning by accepting larger numbers of students than it has the infrastructure to Bryan Davis Keith accommodate. If the goal is to enlarge the Old Gold & Black columnist student body (which is a separate discussion entirely), then it should have been obvious ather than writing my opinion on that the infrastructure must come first. the matter, I decided this week to Second, a public apology for the way in let those directly affected speak which the overpopulation crisis was risibly for themselves. The following message mishandled, resulting in unnecessary and was drafted on behalf of the residents of easily preventable disruptions in the lives of the Faculty/Staff Apartments. many people. Third, again, a public pledge to a series Regarding the current controversy over of comprehensive and credible discussions Faculty/Staff Apartments, we are concerned of the future of the ten buildings on Allen that President Hatch’s March 4 letter could Easley Drive, the results of which should easily be misconstrued by those who did not be presented objectively to the Board of attend our meeting with the President on Trustees. February 28. Those who did attend that Fourth, in the event that the Board meeting know that we have never asked for of Trustees, having heard all the views, financial compensation for our eviction. and having been made aware of all Rather, our concerns have always been the future implications of this proposed fair and respectful conversion, does treatment and, much decide that Faculty/ more significant, a Staff Apartments To the residents in question, commitment by the should be converted to you have my support. And to university to both student housing, then my fellow students, take note transparency in reasonable monetary decision-making and compensation should of this controversy. to a sense of inclusion, be made to the community, and homeowners on Aaron belonging in matters Lane and Belle Vista Court. affecting the campus environment. Not Fifth, and most crucial, a public promise once in all our discussions with the to commit the university’s administration administration on the eviction issue have to implementing decision-making processes we mentioned money. This has come up that allow as much input as possible to all only in efforts by the university to bribe of those who will be directly affected. us, as well as to undermine our solidarity These are our goals. in protesting the way we have been treated, and the opaque manner in which To the residents in question, you have university decisions are made. my support. And to my fellow students, The way in which partial information take note of this current controversy. regarding this issue has been presented to Our university is as special as it is today the wider Wake Forest community has also because of the faculty and staff. For confused students, many of whom believe them to be effectively marginalized they are in a battle with faculty for scarce as they have in this instance is university resources. unacceptable. Students, faculty, staff — Our petition had only a single request: continue to speak up on this matter. allow one year for an open and rigorous discussion of the future of Faculty/Staff Bryan Davis Keith is a senior political Apartments. Many of us have been given science major from Southern Shores, N.C.



Play critic found to be too superficial in review

I found the review of the Mainstage production of Wings by your Life editor CeCe Brooks to be particularly unprofessional. In her piece she admitted to “not have personally understood Wings.” As a critic I felt that she did not make any substantial comment. It was obvious she had no idea what she was discussing. As a member of the theater community, I would like to point out that Wings was an extremely artistic performance, and therefore, like many things, not suitable


for everyone. However, sending an inexperienced reporter to write about such an artistic and beautiful production is atrocious and unfair to the hardworking cast and crew. A bad review is eventually to be expected, if you did not enjoy the performance then you should write that. But trying to write a critical analysis and review of someone’s art when you are unappreciative and inexperienced is inexcusable. The power you have over a production’s success is immense, and you need to be responsible with that power. Therefore I ask that in the future

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you send experienced critics who are not afraid to write a review. This has happened in several of your other articles where staff members have written reviews of sporting events. In these articles again, I have found a lack of experience in your reporters’ expertise. Reporters need to know enough about football to write about it. And the same goes with the arts. I acknowledge that it takes enormous amounts of work to create such a fine paper, and I hope that you take my letter as constructive criticism.

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Student Government actually listens Whitney Marshall


Guest columnist

n response to Elliot Engstrom’s article, “Student Government should listen to students’ opinions” (March 6), I would like to make some clarifications. As Engstrom points out, it is true that Student Government exists to represent the interests of university students within the wider university community. However, the author’s reference to a 2007 poll conducted by The Student and his interpretation of the situation in regard to Campus Grounds and Starbucks are problematic. The poll on The Student was conducted during the spring of 2007. At this time, the university was in the process of replacing Shorty’s with a Starbucks. It is important to note that this situation is very different from the one facing us currently. Last year the issue was whether or not a Starbucks should replace Shorty’s, a historic piece of Wake Forest that connected the old and new campuses. This year the issue was whether

or not Starbucks should ultimately replace the only student run business on campus, Campus Grounds. As mentioned in the article, Student Government passed a bill to support moving Campus Grounds to the library on Feb. 19. This was done after members of Student Government had spoken at various chapter meetings, dorm stormed to get student input, and had received numerous e-mails in response to the constituent e-mail sent out to the student body on Feb. 15. After all of these efforts to gauge student opinion, it became clear that the student body was almost split on the issue (with more students leaning towards protecting Campus Grounds). Furthermore, because Student Government works to represent the students and look out for student interests, we were in support of doing whatever we could to protect the only student-run business on campus. The university supports entrepreneurship among the student body and Campus Grounds is one of the many entrepreneurial ventures on campus.

Moving Campus Grounds to the library would have given the university community and Campus Grounds the opportunity to come together to create a new and improved student run coffeehouse that was unique to the Wake Forest community — not something you could find at any college campus. This was with the assumption that Campus Grounds would be recreated in the library with longer hours, a wider menu selection, and the ability to remain open over the summer. I have the following concerns about the author’s reference to the online poll. For one, who voted in that poll? If nothing else, all the seniors involved have graduated. Are we to represent them as a Student Government? I think you see my point, though: what students thought five years ago or even last year isn’t as relevant as the opinions of those here now. Furthermore, while The Student’s polls can be valuable resources, they are, like any technology, prone to manipulation. This is why we rely so heavily on direct student contact

and constituent e-mails (where responses aren’t anonymous), and not always on mass Internet polling. I would also like to point out that you cannot even fairly conclude from this poll that more students favor Starbucks over Campus Grounds. Rather, of those that had an opinion, 61.7 percent questioned the value of a Starbucks, through worrying about Shorty’s, Campus Grounds or just hating Starbucks generally. Who is to say that those who were worried about Shorty’s would all fall on the Starbucks side? Student Government takes the concerns of the student body very seriously. We do care about your opinion and we are always willing to hear what you have to say. Contact us at Student Government by e-mail ( or stop by for a visit to Benson 304 if you ever need anything. We work for you, we are here for you, and we are made up of people like you. Whitney Marshall is a senior history major from Greensboro, N.C.

Seeking Middle Ground | Left Says

War in Iraq: costly mistake Saddam Hussein and a fear of an al-Qaida-Iraq link. As the American people have come to learn, our nation indeed had nothing to fear, as all of the reasoning to invading Iraq turned out to be completely false and without merit. Are Zahir Rahman we truly willing to continue to make policy, commit soldiers Guest columnist and lose more lives with fear as s the five year our motive? anniversary of President Lynch also praises President George W. Bush’s led Bush for the “success” of the invasion of Iraq passes on troop surge yet, while he uses March 19, our nation mourns some statistics to justify the many losses. In five years, surplus in troops, he neglects the United States military has to acknowledge that civilian incurred almost 4,000 deaths deaths have steadily increased and Iraqi civilian deaths range since the surge. In addition, anywhere from 60,000 to one of the greatest weaknesses 100,000. in the surge strategy is obvious. The war has cost American While the American taxpayers well over $400 people were calling for a billion and as gas prices discontinuation of a War in continue to rise while the Iraq, this act did nothing but domestic economy falters, we further our involvement and are searching for answers and the Iraqi dependence on the solutions. We have lost our American military. credibility not only with our At a time where the Bush allies but with those who were administration had the once ambivalent towards the opportunity to change their United States and we have course and perhaps salvage a severed many ties with nations foreign policy disaster, they which were instead took once on our further steps into Perhaps a more apside. a conflict which This war deepens with every propriate statement has cost the step. ... is that “American United States Finally, Lynch its integrity and principles rest at the concludes identity, and as foundation of demochis article by we turn the tide racy.” It is this vision, declaring that for the 2008 “Democracy rests this understanding, presidential at the foundation which can lead to a election, both of American Republicans principles.” true success in Iraq. and Democrats Within this struggle to statement the create policy divergent visions of which will ensure safety both at the United States among neohome and abroad. Republicans conservatives and progressives are forced to reconcile their manifests. dark past, shadowed by an Perhaps a more appropriate administration which lied to statement, one which is the American people to gain defended by this nation’s support for a convoluted and history and reflective of the poorly planned agenda. aspirations of our forefathers As illustrated in College is that “American principles Republican president Ben rest at the foundation of Lynch’s piece, “Surge crucial democracy.” It is this vision, to Iraq success” (March 6), this understanding, which can Republicans would rather look lead to a true success in Iraq. towards an improbable colonial As the Bush administration future rather than address their makes its long-awaited exit vast misgivings and dishonesty from the White House, of the past. American policy makers must Lynch writes, “critics of the reframe our global goals with Iraq War (i.e. the Democrats) the thought that democracy will focus on the initial reasons can in fact exist without an for involvement,” imploring American or Western slant. readers to ignore the trespasses Perhaps democracy can exist, of the Bush administration be free and be healthy without in 2003, and instead he a hint of American principles. claims that because of the Perhaps in Iraq, a stable threat of global terrorism, we government may not be must remain in Iraq until an American, but perhaps it American styled democracy could be authentically Iraqi. is formed. Against Lynch’s If the next administration advice, perhaps we should can understand that that look to the past to see how the pure democracy is our gift United States must act in the to the world, not American future. democracy, then perhaps in the For instance, Lynch and next five years, the world can Republicans such as John benefit from our gains rather McCain argue that the fear than mourn our losses. of violence, the fear of terror and the fear of endangering Zahir Rahman is a sophomore American values are legitimate political science major from reasons to remain in Iraq. Timonium, Md. Clearly, we entered Iraq five years ago based on fear: fear of Seeking Middle Ground is a weapons of mass destruction, weekly face off between College fear of chemical bombs, fear of Democrats and College Republicans.


Gamers worthy of recognition too Walker Kalan


Guest columnist

rew Josey stares deeply into the glowing ThinkPad screen, oblivious of his surroundings. He sits cross-legged on the living room recliner, a small red pillow buffering his crotch (and future generations of Josey’s) from the intense heat of the laptop. Drew’s battle against impotence is but an afterthought to the cyber-war he wages against Warlocks, Druids and Shamans. There are few legends in the World of Warcraft — Drew Josey is one of them. Chris Kavanagh stands perfectly erect, hands clasped in the air, as if summoning a higher power. He takes two nimble steps forward, draws his right hand back and thrusts it forward with the style and grace of a Spanish matador. Strike! The undisputed king of Wii bowling has done it again. It is 4 a.m. and most of the campus is fast asleep. One young man in his underwear sits fully alert before a flashing television, gripping his Xbox controller as if it were the Holy Grail. “Sleep is for the weak,” says Stephen Deutsch, as he snipes an unsuspecting opponent from 500 yards. The life of a level 50 Halo 3 player isn’t as glamorous as one may think — it takes hard work, determination and a daily commitment of no less than 8 hours. I have only one bit of advice for anyone

who encounters Stephen in a team slayer read about Sally Smith, who worked with scenario: pray for mercy. Vietnamese orphans last summer, or John These men are my heroes. Johnson, the wonder-genius developing a Day in and day out, Wake’s elite new Malaria vaccine. gamers sacrifice their health, personal We want to read about Stephen relationships and GPA’s for the greater Deutsch, Wake Forest’s Halo prodigy good of mankind. “I strained my with a Kill/Death ratio of 9:1. shoulder picking up a spare last week,” A brochure mini-bio is in order for explains Kavanagh. “Its okay, I took a Chris Kavanagh, who bowled a 180 — few days off from school to rehab, and with his left hand! now I’m back rolling 20 plus games a day, The public has a right to know about consistently topping 200. It’s all about Drew Josey, a gamer who rose to level discipline.” 70 in just 30 days (unheard of among Caitlin O’Connell, Drew’s girlfriend, mortals). has struggled with Although these brave the strain World of men have reached the While the “traditional” Warcraft has put on pinnacle of their respective athletes might get the their relationship. games, they have by no “Sometimes Drew is too girls and the glory, our means limited themselves busy WoWing to spend to a single arena. brave gamers deserve time with me.” Stephen is a successful a special place in our Do you think poker player who recently Alphonso Smith has won $7000 in an online hearts. ever Wii bowled a 268? tournament. Next time you see James Drew considers himself Johnson on campus, an expert in over 40 ask him if he knows how to perform an videogames and Chris is one of the finest arcane blast on a level 70 Night Elf. Goldeneye players you’ll ever come across. While the “traditional” athletes might Next time you see one of these brilliant get the girls and the glory, our brave gamers on campus, pat him on the back gamers deserve a special place in our or buy him a soda. hearts. You could even give him a kiss on the It seems a little unfair that Wake doesn’t cheek. Just make sure he knows how provide financial aid for its gamers. In the much he means to us. very least, they deserve face time in some of the university brochures. I speak for Walker Kalan is a junior political science all of us in saying that no one wants to major from Winter Park, Fla.

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“I went home. It was nice to see friends and family.”

“I went on Wake’s service trip to New Orleans”

“I went home. It was nice to get some homecooked meals.”


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CG employees seek friendliness in service

Starbucks would not offer better product, rather higher prices Alexander Tertichny


Guest columnist

am writing in response to the article by Elliot Engstrom entitled, “Campus Grounds should cater to students, customers” (Feb. 28). I found this article to be an unreasonable attack on the institution of Campus Grounds, despite the author’s best intentions, and wish to voice an opinion that I believe has been overlooked. I wish to state my opinion because I believe many people support Campus Grounds and oppose the idea of replacing it with a Starbucks. I am simply respectfully disagreeing with Engstrom, basing my opinions upon my experience working at Campus Grounds and the ongoing dialogue between my co-workers, customers and myself. Engstrom states, “I simply want whichever one makes the better coffee

and has better hours.” I cannot find fault in this view, nor can I refute his opinion upon the quality of our coffee because that is his opinion. I also will not attempt to change anybody’s opinion of Starbucks’ or Campus Grounds’ coffee because my opinion would be obviously biased. I agree that it would be difficult for Campus Grounds, as portrayed by the author, to compete in terms of selection and product with a corporate enterprise with the resources of Starbucks. To clarify my statement, I point to passages in the article which implies that the Campus Grounds does not “want it badly enough.” This implies that Campus Grounds’ product is “bad” because of poor judgment or lack of effort. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Campus Grounds employees take the highest pride in providing a product that meets the standards of the customer. Speaking from experience, I, as well as the other employees, greatly disdain when a customer leaves unsatisfied whether it is our fault or not. After all, it is due to our loyal customers that we

have our jobs. I mention the issue of fault in this case due to one particular reason. ARAMARK supplies Campus Grounds with all essential items. If Campus Grounds were to close and a Starbucks open, ARAMARK would also supply Starbucks. In my opinion, the only real change anyone would see due to a switch to Starbucks would be a hike in prices due to the Starbucks name brand status. I also find it interesting that ARAMARK, due to rise in prices and possible output increase, has much to gain from a switch from Campus Grounds to Starbucks. Please do not misunderstand me as accusing ARAMARK of wrong misconduct, however I can’t help but wonder every time a shipment of ours is late or short on products (which happens far too frequently according to our collective opinion here at Campus Grounds). This leads me to believe that the quality of product will increase very little if even if Campus Grounds is replaced by Starbucks. Another part of the article I found flat out incorrect is the reference to Campus Grounds’ hours. The

statement that Campus Grounds is not open during the morning is absolutely false! It is clearly stated on Window on Wake Forest and on both entrances to Campus Grounds that we are open 7:30-10 a.m. Monday through Friday. I believe this debunks much of the basis of the author’s argument we at Campus Grounds are out of touch with the real world and that we do not cater to the needs of our customers. In addition to being invalid, I found this argument particularly insulting to the intelligence and judgment of the employees of Campus Grounds. Campus Grounds is a relatively small coffee shop with a warm, welcome and charming environment. Because Campus Grounds is not concerned with making a large profit, its employees can be forthcoming, honest and friendly with customers. It provides a pleasant atmosphere in which to study and relax. Despite Starbucks’ name brand status, we believe that it cannot provide the same services or atmosphere. Finally, I would like to introduce a few more facts that I find relevant to

the debate. Campus Grounds is not a for-profit business. It is, in fact, part of Wake Forest’s federal work study program. To qualify for this job, one must first qualify for financial aid. The employees do not run Campus Grounds. Student Government and an advisory board make the decisions for Campus Grounds. Therefore, the actual employees may not have as much influence as one might assume. Because of Campus Grounds’ charm and atmosphere, I believe it is supported more broadly than perceived. I found several of the arguments in the article “Campus Grounds should cater to students, customers” invalid and unjustified. I cannot however, fault anyone for disliking our product. If you prefer their product, by all means drive to Starbucks. However, I do not believe replacing Campus Grounds with Starbucks will fix the perceived problem with the quality.

Alexander Tertichny is a sophomore political science and Spanish major from Atlanta, Ga.

On-campus parties damage university’s purpose, image Kenneth Strickland


Guest columnist

read an article in the OGB entitled, “On-campus parties need to come back” (Feb. 28). This article truly made me wonder why people feel parties are a necessity on campus. Students are more than welcome to slosh through whatever beer they want to or ruin whatever shoes they want to at whatever fraternity or sorority they would prefer to attend that night. However, when we push for the necessity of on campus parties is when our true problems arise. Parties off campus promote underage drinking which shouldn’t be something that is deemed a necessary part of the university. Hannah Werthan even wrote that, “(she) feel(s) bad for the poor pledge drivers who are forced to shuttle around packs of drunk people all night from all over the place.” This statement,

coming from a freshman, basically tells us that I don’t believe that people can wade through underage drinking is a crucial part of the party whatever substance they choose. What I am system involved by students off campus. If one saying, however, is that our university should not needs more evidence just stand in a lounge of be representative of such behavior by allowing any freshman dorm and frequent on-campus parties. watch people come in on For how fair is it to make a Wednesday, Friday or a shuttle driver stay after Where does the prestige of our Saturday in various states of 2 a.m. to carry students school go when our own underalcohol-induced stupor. loaded with alcohol back Therefore, the solution does age students are not only drinkto their dorm, sometimes not lie in promoting more when they aren’t old enough ing copious amounts of alcohol, on-campus parties. to drink anyway? Where but wading in it? The solution lies in does the prestige of our promoting other activities school go when our own which do not break the underage students are not law. Perhaps students could spend less time only drinking copious amounts of alcohol, but wading through beer and more time promoting wading in it? intellectually curious endeavors. Let’s even The problem does not lie in the lack thereof of go as far as suggesting to plan other events to campus parties, but lies in the minds of students encourage people to have other options than that feel such parties are a necessary part of attending frequent parties. I am not saying that Wake Forest culture.

The university was founded with the motto “Pro Humanitate.” This stands for “for humanity” and is for most the prime reason for choosing the university, second only to its reputation for academic excellence. However, when the minds of the students become set in the mode in which there is desire for on campus parties, yet only ten people will attend an on-campus lecture, this is where the problem lies. That is when the mission of our school moves away from its purpose, which is to educate and promote well minded citizens. The necessity of the party system exists because people like to party. But let them keep parties off campus for the benefit of those who don’t need them. Don’t make underage drinking and wading through alcohol representative of the university. Kenneth Strickland is a freshman from Godwin, N.C.


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ahrens: Pole vaulter talks about her accomplishments, her favorite class at Wake Forest and her life after graduating. Page B2.





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Look to the future, Deacons


By Jeff Merski | Senior writer


THE graphic by Ryan Caldwell and Allison Lange

By Andrew LeRay | Staff writer They are the football players that go unrecognized on campus. They are the basketball players who sit at the end of the bench and never take off their warm-ups. Many dismiss them as insignificant and unimportant to the success of Wake Forest teams, yet no one truly knows the sacrifices they make and hard work they contribute. They are the walk-ons; the

non-scholarship players who are not given any slack by their coaches despite the fact they do not receive any scholarships to perform on the field or the court. While the walk-ons pay the same price as most students, they have twice as much to do. It is no secret that sacrifices must be made to play Division I football or basketball. Football players, including walk-ons, are routinely

BENCH expected to lift weights at six or seven in the morning on weekdays, and are called to sacrifice half their summer vacation to return to campus and train in the scorching heat. “The kids you admire the most are the walkon players,” Head Football Coach Jim Grobe said. “They’re playing just because they love the game.” See Walk-on, Page B5

Entering the last week of the college basketball season, I had resigned myself to the fact that the only way the men’s basketball team was going to make the NCAA Tournament was to run through the ACC Tournament by winning four straight games on consecutive days. While it was a possibility (see Georgia in the SEC Tournament) that the Deacs would make The Dance, I would not have placed any bets on it. Nonetheless, I had hoped that the Deacs would make a postseason appearance of some sort. I thought that the NIT would be a strong possibility – we did finish with a 7-9 conference record in the No. 1-rated RPI conference in the country (respectable), finished four games over .500 (not too shabby) and had a marquee win over Duke. I felt that our resume was pretty strong. So, when I got off a flight in Greensboro on Selection Night, I had a voicemail message saying that the Deacs were not in the NIT. I was surprised, but things happen. I can’t deny that we were on the bubble – one of the criteria that the NIT was looking for was how teams finished out their seasons, and dropping five out of their last six games had to have hurt the team’s chances. While finishing the season poorly, the Deacs dropped in the RPI – another key ingredient to determining tournament placement. According to, the Deacs ended the year with See Pressbox, Page B5

Deacons’ bats provide team with late game comebacks By Connor Swarbrick | Asst. sports editor

The Deacon baseball squad did not rest during Spring Break. They have played 10 games in the last 12 days. Over that stretch the Deacs went 7-3. In their first series, March 7-9, the Deacs hosted the 17th ranked Clemson Tigers. Rain postponed the series and ACC opener March 7. The series got under way March 8 with a 13-11 Deacon victory. Junior Allan Dykstra led the team with four hits including two homeruns. Senior Andy Goff also had four hits. After a 76 minute rain delay in the eighth inning, the Deacon pitching staff was able to hold off the Tigers. The Deacon pitchers recorded 15 strikeouts, the most since March 3, 2001.

Clemson and Wake Forest played a double header March 9 to make up the postponed contest. The Deacons won the first game 5-3 and picked up their first series defeat of Clemson since 1999. Junior Garrett Bullock recorded the win for the Deacons and junior Dustin Hood lead the offense with two of five Wake Forest hits. In the second game of the doubleheader Clemson came back from an 11-4 deficit to win 12-11. Senior Willy Fox was 2-4 with three RBIs, two runs and a home run. “Starting off against a team like (Clemson) is huge,” Head Coach Rick Rembielak said. Deacon hitters came up big again March 11 when the team traveled to to take on High Point. The 12-3 victory

improved the Deacons to 8-5 overall. March 12 Wake Forest hosted Charlotte at Hooks Stadium. A seven run forth inning gave the 49ers a 10-1 lead, but the Deacons put together a late surge. They scored 14 runs in their final four at-bats to secure a 15-12 win and hand Charlotte their second loss of the season. Goff lead the Deacs with four of the teams 16 hits. “That shows proof that you have got to play all 27 outs,” Rembielak said. The Deacons hosted ACC foe Maryland for a three game series March 14-16. The Deacons entered the game with a 9-5 overall record while the Terrapins were 7-7. Despite Dykstra’s ACC leading sixth home run of the season See Baseball, Page B6

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Junior pitcher Garrett Bullock throws over to first base during the Feb. 23 game at Pepperdine. Bullock has record of 2-0 and an ERA of 4.24.

No NIT invitation, ACC tournament loss ends season By Martin Rickman | Staff writer

Florida State senior Jason Rich thwarted the Demon Deacons’ ACC Tournament hopes March 13, scoring 17 points in the second half and 21 points on the day. The Deacons (17-13), who stumbled out of the gate early on and found themselves quickly down 10-2, used spectacular efforts from a number of players at key times but never could find their rhythm. “Before the game I put three things up on the board: Who will be tougher, who will be more aggressive and who will this game mean more to,” Head Coach Dino Gaudio said. “Their seniors knew it was their last game and maybe it meant more to them, but we weren’t as aggressive as we needed to be.” “I don’t want to say that it’s youth, so I don’t know,” Gaudio said, “but being in this position we can grow from it and hopefully put it towards next year.” Redshirt sophomore David Weaver, who had arguably his best game in a Wake uniform, provided an incredible spark off the bench with 12 points, including two three-point FGs. Weaver, along with sophomore Ish Smith, who scored all of his eight points in the second half, were able to keep the Deacs in it in the first half, despite the team shooting 35 percent as a whole in the half and turning it over six times. Behind a mini-run that included an alley-oop to Weaver and a put-back, as well as a three from freshman Gary Clark,

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Freshman forward James Johnson comes down after making a shot in the first round ACC Tournament game against the Seminoles. the Deacs were able to cut the Florida State lead to five before the half. Freshman James Johnson struggled to find his shot the whole game as Florida State played a very tough man-to-man defense. Johnson was 0-5 in the first half with two fouls and was a non-factor. His first points came off a missed Smith free

throw over six minutes into the second half. “We just wanted to come out and play hard,” Johnson said, “and we were playing catch-up right away.” Johnson showed a lot of fight as he See Basketball, Page B6

Simpson places 31st in PGA Tour event By Jeff Merski | Senior writer

While the golf team enjoyed a weekend off following a first place finish at the General Hackler Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., senior golfer Webb Simpson continued to play, traveling to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge. This was Simpson’s second time participating in this tournament. Simpson missed the cut in 2006 by shooting 3-over-par over the first two days. Simpson finished the Simpson tournament by shooting evenpar over the four days, good enough to earn him a tie for 31st place in the tournament. Some of the golfers that competed in the event included Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen and Phil Mickelson. In finishing 31st, Simpson tied Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk and beat out other well-known golfers such as Fred Couples, Ian Poulter and Davis Love III. Simpson qualified to compete in the event by winning his second Southern Amateur title in 2007.

In his first two rounds at Bay Hill, Simpson shot a 1-over par each day. This was good enough for him to make the cut, which was right at his score of 142. The top 71 players got to advance (out of 125 players to enter the tournament). Former Deacon golfers Len Mattiace, Bill Haas and Billy Andrade all missed the cut. Simpson birdied the 17th and 18th holes in the second round to advance. In the third round of the tournament on March 15, Simpson shot an even-par 70, moving him into a tie for 47th in the tournament. Simpson recorded two birdies against two bogeys in this round. In the final round on March 16, Simpson shot a 2-under-par 68. Simpson had four birdies on the day, with the only blemish on his scorecard being a double-bogey on the par 4 16th hole. Prior to this, Simpson had been at 4-under-par for the day and under par for the tournament. With two pars to finish the tournament, Simpson finished at even par for the tournament. Following his appearance at Bay Hill, Simpson will be participating in the Wake Forest team matchplay championship. He faces sophomore Brendan Gielow in the event, which he has won the previous two years.

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Ahrens, J. Senior; Houston, Texas

Photo courtesy of Media Relations Graphic by Allison Lange/Old Gold & Black


enior pole vaulter Jill Ahrens, who hails from Houston, Texas, had the biggest track meet of her life at the ACC Indoor Championships. She set her own personal record and also set the Wake Forest program record, clearing 12 feet and placing third overall at the meet. Since coming to Wake, Ahrens has continually been improving and setting new records in pole

On when she started vaulting: I started pole vaulting in seventh grade. I was a gymnast growing up and a lot of ex-gymnasts become pole-vaulters because of their body awareness. My school was hosting a mini camp on how to pole vault and my coach, knowing I was a former gymnast, invited me to attend. I fell in love with the sport and have been vaulting ever since. On her favorite class at Wake: My favorite class at Wake was Introduction to Financial Accounting with Dr. Baker. I found the class interesting and it also lead me to my major.

season finishes, I plan on hanging up my spikes; I am not planning on pole vaulting post college. On her PR at the ACC Championships: The ACC Championship meet was great fun. As my coach said after I finished, “this is what it’s all about.” We train hard all year and to have it all come together and PR at the big meet means a lot. It was especially exciting because the whole team was there to support and cheer me on. On the hardest part of pole vaulting: The most challenging part of pole vaulting for me

"GettingAll-ACChonorswasthebiggestaccomplishment." vaulting. During her freshman year, Ahrens jumped 11-5 3/4 and improved upon that by six inches at the ACC Indoor Championships. The Old Gold & Black Sports editor Allison Lange sat down with Ahrens to talk about her plans after college, her PR at the ACC Indoor Championships and her favorite class at Wake Forest.

DEAC OF THE WEEK Senior Andy Goff drove in the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning against Clemson March 16. The Deacons went on to win the game 4-3. Among players who have had at least 25 at-bats, Goff is leading the team in batting average with a .371. He also has a .451 on base percentage. Goff Goff is the most experienced player on the Deacon roster. He has 157 career starts and is serving as the team captain for the second year in a row. Widely regarded as the team’s best defensive player, the Pittsburgh, Pa., native broke into the starting lineup in the second game of his freshman season and has never relinquished it. He is currently tied for fifth in the ACC for assists with 46. Last year the middle infielder started 50 games, hit .274 with two home runs and 31 RBIs. He was tied for third on the team with 12 doubles. He was also named to the All-ACC Academic Team Goff was drafted in the 50th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft by the Colorado Rockies, but elected to attend Wake.

On her favorite accomplishment: Getting All-ACC honors was the biggest accomplishment, to date, in my career. I have not scored in the ACC meet since I was a freshman and five years later to get All-ACC means a lot to me. It makes all the hard work worth it. Also, getting to stand on the podium and represent Wake was very fun! On her plans after college: I already have a job with Ernst and Young, as an auditor, next year in Houston. After this outdoor

is letting go of my fears. When we are practicing in the wind or cold, I have to “get tough” and continue to run down the runway full speed and plant the pole letting go of any fears I may have. On being somebody else for a day: I’d be Stacy Dragila. She is a pioneer for women’s pole vault. She also has a gold medal in the Olympics and is a world record holder. I would love to know what its like to win Olympic Gold and hold the world record.

DEACON NOTES Mellies a semifinalist for 2008 Lowe’s Senior CLASS award Senior Charlie Mellies has been selected as a candidate for the 2008 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Mellies is one of 30 baseball players across the country who were chosen as semifinalists for the nation’s premier award for college senior student-athletes. The award honors senior student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. Mellies, a fifth-year senior, is a righthanded pitcher and three-year captain. Off the field, Mellies has a double major in political science and sociology. He is president of Wake Forest’s chapter of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and a member of the Wake Forest Leadership Academy. Mellies has volunteered his time on campus and in the community with such projects as Athletes Care Team, Eat with the Deacs, Baseball Bears, Project Pumpkin, YES Clinic and Santa’s Helpers. He was also one of three baseball players who organized Wake Forest’s Operation Wounded Soldier – a project that raised over $5,000. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and

Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of seniors who fulfill their entire athletic eligibility and pursue their degree. From the list of 30 nominees, a national media committee will select 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in mid-April 2008. Those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote that will include coaches, media and fans. The award winner will be announced and recognized at the 2008 NCAA Men’s College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Former Deacon Len Chappell named an ACC Legend Wake Forest’s Len Chappell (1960-62) was announced as an ACC Legend. The sharp shooting forward, who was ACC Player of the Year in 1961 and 1962, led the Deacons to the 1962 NCAA Final Four. Chappell is one of only 10 players in ACC history who have been named ACC player of the Year more than once. He currently ranks seventh in career scoring aver-

age. He also ranks fourth in the ACC in career rebounds per game. Named a first-team AllAmerica in 1961, he earned consensus first-team All-America selection in 1962. He led Wake to two NCAA Tournament appearances including the 1962 Final Four. Drafted on the first round of the 1962 NBA draft by Syracuse, he played 11 seasons with 10 different teams.

Cross country teams recognized on All-Academic list The Wake Forest men’s and women’s cross country squads were named to the 2007 Division I U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic list, with senior Caitlin Chrisman earning an individual spot on the women’s All-Academic team. Chrisman was recently honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference for her outstanding achievements on the track and in the classroom with the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship. Overall, 98 men’s and 158 women’s Division I programs received the USTFCCCA’s academic honor.

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Lady Deacs’season ends with ACC Tourney loss

Wake Forest drops opening round game against Florida State By Nick Oliphant | Staff writer

The Lady Deacons wrapped up their season with a first round exit in the ACC tournament on March 6. The 11th-seeded Deacons took a 24-22 halftime lead over sixth-seeded Florida State, but the Seminoles raced ahead in the second half. The Deacons’ late 10-3 run cut the deficit to four with 24 seconds left, but they could get no closer and lost 57-52. Junior Corinne Groves led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points in the loss. Freshman Brittany Waters added a solid performance with 10 points and nine rebounds. “I thought we played very hard, we just didn’t make enough plays to get over the hump and win the game,” Coach Mike Petersen said of the effort. With the loss, Groves the Deacons ended the year with a 15-15 record, including a 2-12 mark in conference play. The contest was also the final game of senior forward Christen Brown’s career.

She appeared in all 30 games this year, averaging 6.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, and her inside presence will be missed next year. Although the ACC Tournament was a disappointing finish to a difficult conference season, the Deacons have plenty to look forward to next season. After starting this season 12-2 with a Paradise Jam Tournament victory that included wins over Indiana and Texas A&M, injuries to point guards freshman Camille Collier and sophomore Tiffany Roulhac derailed the team’s hopes of continuing success in ACC play. Prior to their injuries, the team had been on the cusp of being ranked nationally. Still, the Deacons finished with a six win improvement over last season and have high hopes for continuing their improvement next season. Key returnees include Groves and junior Alex Tchangoue, who were the team’s top two scorers and rebounders this year. Having Roulhac healthy will also be a boost for the team, as she averaged five assists per game before going down halfway through the season. “Getting our point guard position back to normal and the added depth that our incoming recruits will provide should be a couple big steps toward us competing better in the ACC and making a run at the NCAA tournament,” Petersen said about next season. With all but one player back from an improving team, the future looks bright for the Lady Deacons.

Game of the Week Men’s tennis vs. Maryland March 21 Leighton Tennis Stadium Winston-Salem, N.C. The ACC schedule continues for No. 22 Wake Forest as they host the Maryland Terrapins on March 21. Wake Forest opened its conference schedule with a 4-3 victory over N.C. State on March 5 in Winston-Salem. The team unfortunately could not use the momentum to their advantage, dropping close matches to No. 20 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, and TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, both by a score of 4-3. The match will serve as the first of six consecutive home matches for the Deacs, who could benefit from the long homestand. Wake lost its most recent match on March 19 against UNC-Chapel Hill. For the Tarheels, it was their first ACC match of the season. The Deacons have only won two matches against the Tarheels since 1988. The match against UNC-Chapel Hill was originally scheduled for March 18, but was rescheduled to avoid a conflict with the memorial service for late UNC student body president, Eve Carson. The Deacs host Boston College and Elon on March 22.

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Freshman guard Kern Wilson and the rest of the Lady Deacs exited the ACC Tournament in the first round, ending a disappointing season with a 57-52 loss to Florida State.

Scoreboard Wake in the Ranks Women’s basketball standings

1. North Carolina 2. Maryland 3. Duke 4. Virginia 5. Georgia Tech 6. Florida State 7. Boston College 8. N.C. State 9. Clemson 10. Virginia Tech 11. Wake Forest 12. Miami

ACC 14-0 13-1 10-4 10-4 7-7 7-7 7-7 6-8 4-10 2-12 2-12 2-12

All 30-2 30-3 23-9 23-9 22-9 18-13 20-11 18-12 12-19 15-15 15-15 9-21

Women’s tennis standings 1. Duke 2. Georgia Tech 3. North Carolina 4. Wake Forest 5. Virginia 6. N.C. State 7. Florida State 8. Clemson 9. Miami 10. Boston College 11. Maryland 12. Virginia Tech

ACC 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 0-3

Men’s basketball standings All 9-1 10-3 11-4 6-5 6-6 8-4 11-2 5-8 8-4 8-3 3-8 12-5

1. North Carolina 2. Duke 3. Clemson 4. Virginia Tech 5. Miami 6. Maryland 7. Georgia Tech 8. Wake Forest 9. Florida State 10. Virginia 11. Boston College 12. N.C. State

ACC 14-2 13-3 10-6 9-7 8-8 8-8 7-9 7-9 7-9 5-11 4-12 4-12

All 32-2 27-5 24-9 19-13 22-10 18-14 15-17 17-13 19-14 15-15 14-17 15-16

ACC Leaderboard Women’s basketball Points/g 1. Monica Wright (Virginia) 2. Brittany Cook (Virginia Tech) 3. Khadijah Whittngton (N.C. State) 4. Kristi Toliver (Maryland) 5. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland)



18.2 17.9 17.2 16.8 16.7

Women’s tennis National Rank

1. Aurelija Miseviciute (Arkansas-Fayetteville) 2. Ani Mijacika (Clemson) 3. Maria Mosolova (Northwestern) 4. Amanda McDowell (Georgia Tech) 5. Georgia Rose (Northwestern)



Men’s basketball Assists/g 1. Greivis Vasquez (Maryland) 2. Sean Singletary (Virginia) 3. Ty Lawson (North Carolina) 4. Tyrese Rice (Boston College) 5. Ishmael Smith (Wake Forest)


6.88 6.03 5.19 4.97 4.70



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Students compete in the intramural basketball playoffs, which will conclude March 24 in Reynolds Gym.

Welcome back from Spring Break, intramural athletes! This week playoffs resumed for indoor basketball, with all quarterfinal and semi-final games being played in Reynolds Gym. For those of you who are interested in attending, all championship games will take place on Monday, March 24 in Reynolds Gym. Also, captains meetings for softball, tennis and racquetball will take place Monday, March 24 in Carswell 111. Captains meetings have typically taken place in Pugh Auditorium in Benson, so please note the change. Bowling sign-ups will continue this week and the league will begin on March 24, so make sure to sign your teams up immediately in Reynolds Gym 204A. The cost is $115 for a three-person team and the league will run on Monday nights for six weeks.

Basketball Official of the Week: Chantz McClinic

Compiled by Brett Noble

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Women’s Men’s tennis drops match to UNC golf takes third place By Alex Botoman | Staff writer

By Allison Lange | Sports editor

The Wake Forest women’s golf team, currently No. 10 in the nation, finished third in the LSU/ Cleveland Golf Classic, hosted in Baton Rouge, La., March 14-16. The girls were coming off of another third place finish out of 15 teams at the Lady Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. The team was represented in Baton Rouge by senior Laura Crawford, juniors Jean Chua and Laura Crawford and freshmen Allie Bodemann and Natalie Sheary. During the first day of play, Crawford led the team, shooting a 70. Hill and Chua both shot a 76 during the first round, followed by Sheary with a 78 and Bodemann with an 88. After the first round of play, which included very windy weather conditions, the team Crawford shot a 300, leaving the girls tied for second with tournament host LSU. Florida State finished round one in first place, seven strokes ahead of the Deacs. The second round of play began March 15. Crawford lost her tie for first place after shooting a 78 on the day, which was six over par. She is currently tied for tenth after the second round. Chua and Sheary both led the team on the second day, shooting a one-over 73. Bodemann shot a 76 for the day, including three birdies, while Hill shot an eight-over 80. The team shot another 300 for round two, and dropped one spot to third place in the Classic, totalling 600 for both days. On the last day of play, March 16, the Deacs all golfed very well, with all five players shooting in the 70s. Hill led the team on the final day, shooting a two-under 70. She tied for 22nd overall. Bodemann continued to improve on the course, shooting a 73 on the final day, improving by 15 strokes from her first day of play. She finished in a tie for 70th. Crawford improved on her day two score by three strokes, shooting a 75 on the last day. Crawford led the team overall, shooting a 223 at the Classic and tying for 11th place. Sheary and Chua both shot consistently throughout the weekend, finishing the last day with a 76 and 77, respectively. The two finished with one stroke difference, leaving Chua tied for 22nd and Sheary tied for 26th at the end of the Classic. The team’s best day of play was the third and final round, where the girls shot a 294, dropping six strokes from the first and second round scores, which placed them third as a team. Florida State won the tournament, finishing 10 strokes ahead of the Deacons. The women’s golf team will travel to the University of Georgia Club in Athens, Ga., where they will play in the Liz Murphey Collegiate March 21-23.

It was a difficult two weeks for the men’s tennis team, as they dropped a conference match to No. 13 UNC-Chapel Hill and lost twice in Texas over Spring Break. The Deacons now stand at 9-6 (1-1) on the season. Wake got off to a rough start in their match against Tar Heels on March 19. At the No. 3 doubles position Wake Forest’s senior Mariusz Adamski and junior Carlos Salmon were no match for Tristan Heinrich and David Stone, losing 8-2. At No.1 doubles the Deacs No. 14 ranked team of sophomore Steve Forman and junior Cory Parr scored a dominating 8-3 upset of the Tar Heels’ No. 4 ranked tandem of Taylor Fogleman and Chris Kearney However, UNC clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win by No. 43 Clay Donato and Stefan Hardy over sophomore Jason Morgenstern and freshman Jonathan Wolff, to take the 1-0 lead in the match. The Heels quickly clinched the match, winning three straight-set singles matches. At the No. 4 position, Salmon lost 6-1, 6-2 to Donato. At No. 5 singles, Wolff dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Fogleman. No. 73 Kearney clinched the match for UNC with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Adamski at the No. 3 position. With only their pride left to play for, the Deacons rallied to win the remaining three matches, leaving the final match score at 4-3. At No. 6 singles, Morgenstern dropped the first set quickly to Will Pyler, but pulled back to win the second and win the match tiebreak, taking the match 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(5). At No. 2 singles, No. 59 Parr was up 6-1, 5-4 on No. 112 Benjamin Carlotti, when Carlotti retired due to an injury. At No. 1, No. 82 Forman picked up yet another big individual win, knocking off No. 78 Hardy 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Forman has been a bright spot for Wake Forest this year, winning 10 out of his past 11 matches. On a spring break trip to Texas, the Deacs dropped back to back 4-3 decisions to No. 19 Texas A&M and TCU. In the Texas A&M match, Wake won the doubles point and picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win from Morgenstern to jump out to a 2-0 lead.

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Sophomore Steve Forman prepares to serve the ball during an indoor home match. Forman beat UNC’s No. 78 Stefan Hardy in singles play . However, the Aggies weren’t ready to fold as they picked up wins over Parr and Wolff to even the match at 2-2. Forman picked up another three set win at the No. 2 position to put the Deacs in the position to clinch, but Adamski and Salmon both lost tough three setters to give the win to A&M. In the match against TCU, the Deacons again took the doubles point, but singles losses by Salmon and Forman put Wake in a 2-1 hole. Forman’s loss snapped his personal nine match winning streak.

The Deacs once again pulled ahead 3-2 behind victories from Adamski and Parr, but in their second straight match failed to capitalize on their opportunity to put the match away. Morgenstern and Wolff lost at No. 6 and No. 5, respectively, to cement another disappointing loss for Wake. The Deacons will look to rebound as they take on two ACC opponents in Maryland on March 21 and Boston College on Mar. 22, both at home. They will also play Elon on March 22 following the match with the Eagles.

Deacs jump five spots to win golf meet By Hailey Robbins | Staff writer

Three years ago, the Demon Deacon men’s golf team finished the General Jim Hackler Championship tied for seventh place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Unwilling to settle for a tie in their first appearance in the tournament in three years, the Demon Deacons improved from sixth place to first overall, winning their first tournament since spring season 2007. With very windy conditions setting the first two rounds, played back to McCartin back, the Demon Deacons finished nestled in a solid tie for fifth place at 29 over par. Senior Chris McCartin, the lone senior on the team to make the trip, finished both rounds with

solid and consistent two-over par-74s, placing him tied for seventh individually. Sophomore Brendan Gielow’s first round score of 77 left him ranked 32nd, yet his finishing the second round at three over par 75 moved him up in ranking to 25th. Freshman Chris Cannon made his debut with the men’s team the first day of the tournament, finishing the first round in 25th, but slipped to into a tie for 41st place after the second round. Cannon concluded the first two rounds at 11 over par. Junior Dustin Groves concluded the first rounds tied for 46th place overall with a 12 over-par. Sophomore Travis Wadkins and freshman Justin Bryant, who is competing as the team’s individual player, both finished the first two rounds tied for 55th place. Wadkins’ first round score of 75 made him the lone Demon Deacon to shoot under his season average score for the first two rounds. Going into the final day, the Demon Deacons lay 16 strokes off the leader.

Wadkins continued to lead the Deacon excellence by finishing his round with his lowest score of the tournament, a 71. This propelled him from 55th to 27th place overall. McCartin finished in a tie for sixth place overall, his first top ten finish of the season and eighth career top 10. In his first competition since a fall injury, Cannon returned to the top 20 spot, his second career top twenty finish. After his three day best score of 74, Groves concluded the tournament settled in 31st. Gielow tied his fellow Demon Deacon Groves for the 31st spot, falling slightly from his first round ranking of 25th. The team individual entry, Bryant, concluded the tournament in 62nd place. The men’s golf team looks to continue their winning streak March 23-25 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, a tournament for which the Demon Deacons are the returning champions.

Women’s tennis team enjoys a sweet Spring Break By Danny Mullins | Contributing writer

While the rest of us were headed to the beach for Spring Break, the Wake Forest women’s tennis team kicked off their ACC season with two home victories over Virginia and Virginia Tech March 8 and 9. These were two very important wins as the team, which is now No. 30 in the country. The team was coming off of three consecutive losses. Sophomore Sasha Kulikova played extremely well during the break continuing her great season as the No. 2 seed for the Lady Deacs. On the year, she is 10-1 and the sophomore looks to be headed for a terrific season. The team beat Virginia 5-2 on the first Saturday of break and then took care of Virginia Tech 6-1 the next afternoon. The score against Virginia Tech is a little misleading as three of the singles matches ended in super-tiebreakers. F o r t u n a t e l y, Wake Forest ended up winning all of those tiebreakers with Hirsch the most highly contested one coming between the two No. 1 seeds for both teams. Senior Alex Hirsch of Wake Forest was able to fend her opponent Inga Beermann off in the tiebreaker 18-16 after winning the first set 6-4 and than dropping the second set 4-6. Several Deacons won both of their matches that weekend including the

aforementioned Kulikova, junior Christian Tara and freshman Emilee Malvehy. After the two home matches against ACC foes, the women’s tennis team did get an opportunity to enjoy their Spring Break by heading to San Diego to play the San Diego State Aztecs March 13. Again the Lady Deacs earned a solid victory by winning 5-2 overall. The highlight of this match came from sophomore Aileen Davis who played her first singles match of the season as the No. 6 seed. She seemed calm, relaxed and ready to play because she pounded her opponent Ozge Atalay 6-0, 6-0. Sierra Poske, the normal No. 4 seed for the Deacs did not play but the team proved they could win without her with Malvehy, the typical No. 5 seed and Katarina Reveche, the normal No. 6 seed, each moving up a spot to play. Reveche won her match and Malvehy was up in the third set 3-2 before she was forced to retire from the match. This earned the Lady Deacs three solid victories during Spring Break to improve to 6-5 on the season. However, it is only going to get tougher for the team as their next seven matches are all on the road. Their next match will be March 22 at Maryland. The next time the team will have a home game at Leighton Stadium will not be until April 11 against Florida State. The Lady Deacs played extremely well during Spring Break and let us see if they can continue their winning streak with an unenviable next month coming up. One thing is for certain, they are going to need our support in April after having to play away from home for such a long period of time.

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Junior Ana Jerman returns the ball during a match against TCU March 6. The Deacs lost 5-2. Jerman and doubles partner Sierra Poske lost 8-3.

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That love of the game is what drives each walk-on player at Wake Forest. Partial scholarships are not even available to athletes playing Division I-A football. Players either have their education paid for in full, or they are given nothing at all. The decision of whether or not to give an athlete a scholarship can be a difficult one for coaching staffs. For Coach Grobe and the rest of the Wake Forest football coaching staff, there is a checklist of criteria a high school athlete must meet in order to be offered a scholarship. First and foremost the prospective athlete must have good character. Offering a scholarship is an investment by the university, and it is the responsibility of the coaching staff to choose players that will proudly exhibit the ideals of a Wake Forest student. Secondly, a prospective athlete must be able to handle the academic rigor of Wake Forest. This means the athlete must be able to balance all the demands of being a Division-I athlete on the playing field but most importantly in the classrom. Only after the staff makes these assessments do they determine whether or not the particular player has the athletic ability to play football at the ACC level. If they are capable they will either be offered a scholarship or non-scholarship roster spot. Even if a football player is offered a non-scholarship spot, they can still earn a scholarship. However, Coach Grobe stressed the fact that scholarships are not given to players simply because they work hard in practice and have been on the team for three years. “You have to be a for real player,” Grobe said. “I need you to be a guy that’s going to be involved in 20-25 snaps a game. I have to say, ‘We can’t live without this guy.’” It is a privilege to be a scholarship athlete at Wake Forest, and Grobe and his staff try to convince their team how lucky they truly are. “My biggest push to our football team is to try to get our scholarship players to understand every day how blessed they are to be a scholarship football player in the ACC,” Grobe said. If anyone knows how special it is to be a scholarship football player at an ACC school, it would be Jim Grobe. Growing up in Huntington, W.Va., he lost his father when he was only a junior in high school. Grobe played football, baseball and wrestled in high school, and had dreamed of playing football in the ACC. He was told he was too small to get a scholarship, so he enrolled

at Ferrum Junior College in Virginia. to see if that young athlete will fit in Grobe paid his own way through two with what we are trying to do with years at Ferrum before being offered a our program.” scholarship to play football at the UniBut the basketball team is not made versity of Virginia, where he became an up only of scholarship players. In the Academic All-ACC performer. fall, a number of interested students “When I was given a scholarship from approach Coach Battle about trying the University of Virginia and they paid out for the basketball team. Tryouts for everything, I thought I had died and are then held, and a decision is made gone to heaven,” Grobe said. “I’ve paid about which players are capable of playmy own way and I’ve had my own way ing basketball for Wake Forest. And paid for, and I can tell you, being on although the casual fan may not know scholarship is a great deal.” the names of the basketball walk-ons, Some suggest college athletes should you can be sure the coaching staff treats be paid in addition to their scholarship them exactly the same as the scholarmoney, but Grobe scoffs at the idea. ship players. “I almost look at it the other way,” “You’re one of us. You’re going to dress Grobe said. “I think it would be really when we dress, you’re not going to have great if the only guys playing football a separate locker room. You’re one of were playing because they just love the us,” Battle said. game.” When each of the walk-ons were The guys Grobe refers to are the asked if the coaching staff treats them walk-ons; the ones who have no other differently from the other players, all motivation to play other than the sheer five responded exactly the same way: enjoyment of playNo. ing. They are the “I can’t imagine “It’s definitely stressful but Daniel “Rudy” another coaching Ruettigers of Wake whenever we have time off after staff treating walkForest. ons any better,” the season I’m bored anyway.” According to junior guard Mike Lepore Grobe it is quite Jimmy McQuilkin Junior basketball walk-on common to have said. “We’re never students inquire looked down about walkingupon.” on to the football team at Wake, and The five walk-ons were unanimous every so often there are students who on another question posed to them. make the team. If someone wishes to Each of the walk-ons was recruited try out for the team, they should con- to play at smaller Division II or III tact Coach Bill Faircloth after returning schools, yet they all turned down the from winter break in January. Coach offers for a chance of walking-on to an Faircloth will then contact the student’s ACC team. When asked why, all five high school and speak to the head foot- players said they were more concerned ball coach in order to learn a little more with academics and wanted a Wake about their abilities and work ethic. Forest education. The student will then be able to parJust imagine– a week of exams, papers ticipate in winter workouts with the and possibly a presentation. Now imagteam, and eventually spring practice, ine having basketball practice for two before the staff decides whether or not and a half hours each night, and a road the student will be able to help the game in Miami in the middle of the team in the fall. week in addition to your schoolwork. In addition to the hard work the foot- Welcome to the life of the basketball ball team is known for, the Demon walk-on.Yet none of the walk-ons have Deacon basketball team also has a any complaints about their academic reputation to uphold. Competing in and athletic workloads. the ACC against the likes of perennial “It’s definitely stressful but whenever powerhouses Duke and UNC-Chapel we have time off after the season I’m Hill, Wake Forest is pressured to recruit bored anyway,” junior guard Mike harder each and every year. Known as a Lepore said. tireless recruiter, Associate Head Coach “It does get stressful sometimes, but Jeff Battle helps the Deacs bring in fresh basketball helps keep things structured, talent each season. I like being busy all day,” junior forward “There’s a lot that goes into it,” Battle Bobby Hoekstra said. said. “You have to obviously look at “Definitely at times it does get overthe player, the talent, the athleticism, whelming. I might not be able to have the quickness; then you have to come grades as high as I would if I wasn’t on back and do your homework on the the basketball team but the experience character of the kid, the academics. of being on the team is incredible and The first part of the process is trying totally worth it,” McQuilkin said.

“I don’t do much else other than school and basketball,” sophomore guard Kyle Fowler said. “I love it.” Their job on the court is relatively straightforward: run the scout team and help prepare the players for their next match up. In practice, the walk-ons don white jerseys and run the offense of the next opponent, trying to emulate the opposition’s players and offensive strategies. This requires studying film of opponents and learning their offensive plays. Come game day, the walk-ons’ job is to keep their teammates motivated and act as an extension of the coaching staff. Because the walk-ons know the opposing offense so well, they might yell out instructions on defense if they recognize any offensive play. They are key components to a successful season, yet receive no accolades from the fans or the media. They receive little playing time, a combined 11 minutes from the five walk-ons this season, but for them its not about the fame, its about living out a dream. “Yeah there are times when it would be nice to play, but it’s a privilege to be a part of an ACC team and play against these guys every day,” Hoekstra said. Then there is Jimmy McQuilkin. Listed, perhaps generously at 5’ 10”, McQuilkin tried out as a sophomore and did not make the squad, but was offered a manager job with the understanding he could try out again the next season. After spending a year and a half as a team manager, Coach Gaudio decided to add him as a walkon player. “Sometimes I have to pinch myself to remind me that, ‘Hey, I’m on an ACC team playing in the Joel Coliseum every night,’” McQuilkin said. “It’s been a thrill.” Despite being on the squad this year, McQuilkin will have to try out again next season, as his spot on the roster is not guaranteed. But he is not about to give up on basketball all together. “I’ll definitely be back as a manager if I can’t do it as a player,” McQuilkin said. There is something extra in every walk-on athlete that others do not possess. Call it a burning desire to compete, an endless passion for sport, or an unsurpassed will to play the game; there is something different about these athletes. They have no motivation to play other than the pure love they have for taking the field or court. Although sometimes students can not imagine living with the pressure and stress of juggling a college workload and playT:3.75 in ing a Division I sport, some can not imagine living without it.

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an RPI at 100 – not exactly a great ranking. This rating was much higher before the falloff at the end of the season. It’s perplexing as to why the Deacons did not participate in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament. Details are scarce, and without any strong information available to me, I can’t fairly comment on why the Deacons are not involved (speculating whether or not it dealt with receiving a bid, turning down a bid, etc. are things that can be left off to the message boards). I will say that playing in a tournament would have been beneficial to the Deacs. Every scholarship player on the roster can return next season, and only two players on the current roster have any postseason experience (2005 NIT Opening Round at Minnesota where junior Harvey Hale had two points in 16 minutes and redshirt junior Cameron Stanley had one point in five minutes). Considering the fact that the five players in our starting lineup were not students at this school when Wake last played after the ACC Tournament, it couldn’t hurt for them to get some extra experience in a “win-or-go-home” environment. This is especially true with a star-studded recruiting class arriving on campus next year. With Al-Farouq Aminu, Ty Walker and Tony Woods coming on campus, plus freshmen James Johnson and Jeff Teague having a year of experience under their belts (not to mention the current sophomore class), the Deacs will be in good shape to make a run for the NCAA Tournament. A bit of postseason experience this year would be beneficial given the expectations for next year’s team to make a run at the Final Four. However, it’s not the end of the world. There is plenty that each player could work on this off-season. I won’t go into particulars here, but free throw shooting and three-point shooting are two areas that could be improved. Head Coach Dino Gaudio did an excellent job of improving the defense, an area that I felt was a bit of a deficiency under Skip Prosser. I’m hoping that Gaudio can continue to build on this season and continue to improve the Deacs so that next year we’ll be contenders to bring some trophies back to Winston-Salem.

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fought his way to the hoop in the second half and he finished with 10 points, shooting 5-7 in the second half. Freshman Jeff Teague, along with Johnson provided a tough matchup for the Seminoles in the second half, with most of Teague’s 11 points coming from nifty dribble-drives that he was able to finish near the hoop. The Deacs were able to creep back into the game using the gameplan that they had a lot of success with during the regular season: play tough defense and force turnovers leading to easy transition hoops. The problem was, whenever the Deacs would make a run in the second half, Rich would hit a big shot. Rich, who was three for his first 11 from the floor, hit five shots in a row in one stretch and scored 16 of the Seminoles’ 18 points during that time. “We knew he was capable of it and the emphasis in the game was to try and not let No. 25 beat us,” sophomore LD Williams said. Williams guarded Rich through most of the game before Johnson was switched over to cover him with about five minutes to play.

Williams always seemed to have a hand in Rich’s face, but Rich was weaving in and out of traffic and every shot seemed to fall. Rich proved just how valuable senior leadership is to a team in the postseason, whether it is a conference tournament, NCAA Tournament or otherwise. When each game has the capability to be the last for a player, time and time again it is shown that a senior will leave it all on the floor. “They wanted it more,” Johnson said. “Jason Rich put his team on his back.” The Deacs have had an extremely emotional seven and a half months since the death of Skip Prosser and it could have been really easy for the Deacs to quit, but as Gaudio said, he thinks that Prosser really would have been proud of the team’s performance over the course of the season. “I think Coach would be very proud of these guys. It isn’t defined by wins and losses — the way this team came together, they came to practice every day and played really hard,” Gaudio said. In a season that saw big wins against BYU, Duke and Miami and heartbreaking losses against Vanderbilt, Maryland and Georgia Tech at home and in overtime in Atlanta, it was often hard to judge this Demon Deacons team. The season officially ended after the Deacs were not extended an invitation to the NIT Tournament, leaving the Deacs to look to next year.

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Sophomore Ishmael Smith swings the ball to redshirt sophomore David Weaver during the first round of the ACC Tournament against Florida State.

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the Deacons managed only six hits and lost 8-2 in the first game of the series. Senior Ben Hunter recorded the loss for the Deacs with five and one third innings pitched. The Deacons lead the second game 4-3 before the Terps tied it in the eighth inning. Fox hit what looked to be a walk off home run, but it was knocked down by a steady rain. Due to the rain the teams had to postpone the game in the 10th inning. When it resumed the next day, redshirt senior outfielder Eric Williams hit a single into right field with the bases loaded and the count full to give the Deacs a 4-3 victory in just his second at-bat of the season. Junior Evan Ocheltree was 3-5 with a home run in the 11 inning contest. “Our offense sputtered but our pitchers hung in and gave us a chance to win,” Rembielak said. In the series rubber match despite trailing the entire game the Deacons got their second walk off win of the day. In the ninth inning Fox laced a one out single. Dykstra

then reached base after being hit by a pitch. Ocheltree flew out but it was deep enough for freshman Steven Brooks, who was pinch running, to reach third. With two outs, Goff hit a slow roller towards third and was able to reach base on an infield single preserving the Deacon’s hopes. Senior Austin Jones had pinch hit earlier in the ball game and this time he smashed the first pitch he saw towards short. The Terps shortstop muffed the ball and Dykstra scored the winning run. Sophomore Alex Wiesner earned the win working two innings in relief while starting pitcher redshirt senior Charles Mellies, received a no decision for his seven innings of work. Hood and Dykstra extended their hitting streaks to 10 and nine games respectively. “To win these games against division opponents would help us win any tiebreaks,” Rembielak said. After a day off, Wake Forest raveled to Appalachian State. The Mountaineers put up double-digit runs against the Deacons

for the second time this season, defeating the Deacs by a score of 22-6 on March 18. The two teams were trading blows in the first four innings, with the Deacs plating six runners in these innings. Senior outfielder Ben Terry and senior designated hitter Weldon Woodall led the team with two hits and two RBIs apiece in the game. The Mountaineers took the lead for good in the fourth inning, with two runners scoring on an error by junior third baseman Tyler Smith. Appalachian State. didn’t look back upon taking the lead, extending their lead by scoring again in their final three innings. The Demon Deacons were rained out of their March 19 game against Elon. This was the fourth time the Deacs were rained out this season. Up next for the Deacons is a series with No. 2 Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., March 21-23. The Hurricanes are 14-2 on the season and 5-1 in the ACC.

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Junior Evan Ocheltree hits the ball during a 13-6 victory over UNC-Greensboro. He was 3-5 on the day with three runs.

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WAIT ... THEY WENT TO WAKE? By CeCe Brooks | Life editor We all know about Tim Duncan, Chris Paul, Brian Piccolo, Arnold Palmer and all of those freaking athletes, but with our small size and location, we do not often hear about notable alumni outside of the sports realm. There are a few. Granted, there haven’t been any U.S. Presidents or major Hollywood stars, but there have been who that have brought attention to the university by making their mark on the world. In a society where celebrities are not usually those behind the scenes, you may not know all of these names, but each of these alums has accomplished a lot since their Demon Deacon days.

Lee Norris: This name may not seem familiar, but if you look at the characters he’s played, I’m sure one of them will jog your memory – Chuckie Lee Torkelson (The Torkelsons), Stuart Minkus (Boy Meets World) and Marvin “Mouth” McFadden (One Tree Hill). Looking at all those names you notice he never gets cast as the Johns or Michaels. Lee Norris is the university’s most recent and probably most notable alum in the acting field. Norris came to the university in 2000 after he had already gained notoriety for The Torkelsons and Boy Meets World and started his most recent role as Mouth during his senior year.

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While a student, Norris was in several plays including The Marriage of Bette and Boo.

Carol Barbee: Barbee is a former actress who appeared on shows like JAG and Ellen who now works as a television writer and producer. Her credits include Judging Amy, Jericho and Providence.

Marc Blucas: Sci-fi fans may know him as Riley Finn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, others may know him for his roles in Summer Catch (he’s the guy who liked “big” girls), First Daughter and most recently, The Jane Austen Book Club. Interestingly, Blucas did not study theatre at the university, but he was a basketball player. He even deferred going to law school at Wake in order to play professionally in England for the Manchester Giants.

Stephanie Birkett: Birkett is currently an assistant on The Late Show with David Letterman who makes appearances. Birkett came to work for Letterman after she decided to leave the news world after her stints at CBS News and 48 Hours.

Al Hunt: Hunt is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, who is now executive Washington editor for Bloomberg News. During his 35 years of working the Wall Street Journal, Hunt worked as reporter for Congress and national politics and wrote the “Politics and People” column. Hunt has received several awards for his journalistic efforts including the William Allen White foundation’s national citation, the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism and a Raymond Clapper award. Hunt currently serves on the university’s board of trustees, among other boards and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania in addition to his “day job.”

Justin W. Lee: Lee is the founder of the Gay Christian Network Web site, a nonprofit organization that supports gay, bisexual and transgender Christians in addition to conventional missionary work. Lee has been on the Dr. Phil show and mentioned in New York Times articles, both relating to his unique and often criticized work as a gay evangelist. Lee is known by many progressive Christian groups and is often included as a guest or speaker at Christian conferences.

Dave Willis: Willis is one half of the multitalented duo that created the cult-favorite Adult Swim cartoon “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” He also produces, directs and voices the show.

Meet the university grads that have gone on to interesting careers.

Joe Lawson: Ever wondered who came up with those caveman commercials for GEICO? Be proud to know that it was university grad Joe Lawson. The commercial has been so popular that ABC created a sitcom of it, which he now writes and executive produces.

Justin Guariglia: Guariglia is a noted photojournalist for National Geographic Traveler Magazine who specializes in photographs of Asia. Most recently he published Shaolin: Temple of Zen, which gives the first photographs ever of the Shaolin Monastery and its Kung Fu traditions.

Eddie Timanus: Timanus is a blind USA Today sportswriter who gained fame as a contestant on Jeopardy! Timanus also later appeared again on Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

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Blucas’ most recent role was as Emily Blunt’s lover in The Jane Austen Book Club.

Event Review| The Vagina Monologues

Monologues help celebrate V-Day with charitable performances By Caitlin Brooks | Staff writer

On March 5 and 6, the campus community came together to celebrate vaginas. Graduate student Shelly Graves directed Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in celebration of V-Day 2008, the 10th anniversary of the global movement to stop violence against women and girls. The university’s production was one of thousands of performances in college campuses across the nation and around the world. “We were worried about vaginas,” graduate student Kate Yeske and seniors Samantha Spaeth and Whitney Marshall said, as they laid out a brief history of The Vagina Monologues. The result of more than 200 telling interviews, Ensler created the Monologues to begin to write a ‘‘context’’ in which all women could indentify The tones of the monologues varied – some of the monologues were funny, several depressingly serious, a couple were more than a little suggestive – but each one addressed the same issue. The sexuality of women is a dark, unexplored area. Vaginas need attending to. The show started off on a relatively upbeat note with such monologues as the selfexplanatory, “Hair,” performed by junior

Kristen Gentry and “The Vulva Club,” performed by senior Emily White, in which a women comes into her sexuality by discovering the name of her vagina. Sophomore Kelly Bernhardt performed a surprisingly poignant and charmingly funny rendition of “The Flood” in which she told the story of an old woman who had not had a sexual experience in her life, save one fatal incident fifty years ago. As the tale of her ‘‘down there’’ unfolded in a very upright accent, the audience first laughed at the flood that came from ‘‘down there’’ and then was carried along with her shame until at last, like Bernhardt’s character, at the end of the monologue, they felt a little better too. The greatest line of the entire show came at the end of a short interjection called “Vagina Happy Fact.” Senior Whitney Marshall perkily informed the

crowd that the clitoris is the only body part designed explicitly for pleasure and that it contains twice as many nerves as the penis. As Ensler put it, “Who needs a handgun when you’ve got a semi-automatic?” The audience went to intermission with a h e a v y weight after “The Me m o r y of Her Face,” a monol o g u e dedicated to female victims in Islama b a d , Baghdad and Juarez. The piece detailed eye-witness accounts of horrendous crimes committed against women. Senior Kelly Chauvin described the ‘‘collateral damage’’ of the war in Iraq as a woman is disowned by her father after her face is severely disfigured by a stray bomb. Junior Erin Robinson detailed the horrors of escalating abuse, culminating in

an acid splash against a wife in Islamabad and senior Amber Chapel lamented the tragic reality of kidnapping, rape and murder in Juarez. In the second half of the show, “My Short Skirt” and “My Angry Vagina” championed the feminist cause by rebelling against the perceived male chauvinist society and helped to raise the morale of the audience. Graduate student Heather Knupp berated men who take provocative dress as in invitation for sexual harassment and senior Johanna Young made sure everyone knew that her vagina was angry because of harsh societal restraints and insensitive hygienic practices. Senior Abigail Cline was a standout in the moving monologue “My Vagina Was My Village,” written about rape camp survivors from the former Yugoslavia. In a few short minutes, Cline described the atrocities of rape as an instrument of war as she sobbed her way through the chilling piece. “Reclaiming C**t” and “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy” took the show to a whole new level. By the end of “Reclaiming C**t,” freshman Angelique Nolan had half the audience chanting the crude, often derogatory word at the top of their voice as she seductively taught the crowd to reclaim its many facets.

Graduate student Ashlea Morrison traipsed onstage in dominatrix-esque attire and proceeded to explain how she’d discovered a love of making women moan. The monologue ended with almost the entire cast on stage performing unique moans – Hilary Clinton– “Oh! Oh! Ohbama!” And Wake Forest – “Mother so dear!”– and culminated with the surprise triple orgasm, performed by Morrison herself. The final monologue of the evening was specially written for this year’s show and was performed by Graves. “Welcome to the Wetlands” proclaimed that New Orleans is the vagina of America, and that we need only examine her treatment to find out how people feel about vaginas. New Orleans was of particular importance this year because 90 percent of the proceeds from each performance of the Monologues went to helping alleviate the suffering of the women of New Orleans and the Gulf South. The remaining 10 percent of the proceeds from the university’s shows went to Family Services, a private, non-profit organization that offers counseling, education and intervention to families in Forsyth County and provides shelter to women and children who are the victims of violence and abuse.

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Dynamic duo Gnarls Barkley released their new CD, The Odd Couple, three weeks early. Their sophomore effort following 2006’s St. Elsewhere was expected to be released Apr. 8. The album can be found on iTunes and online sellers. Danger Mouse told Entertainment Weekly that the album was not intentionally leaked.

Welcome back, everyone. I hope all your Spring Breaks were punctuated with the highest of highs and the highest of lows, mixed with a healthy blend of relaxation and rambunctiousness, as well as, of course, a good story or two. Whether you hung around home with the parents or cruised off to some exotic destination, anyone can appreciate the art and glory of an unforgettable Spring Break story. Who doesn’t like hearing of tales comparable to the most engaging of folk stories, the ones your great grandmother Philbur, who nonchalantly

goes by Squeaky for undisclosed reasons, used to deploy to entertain crowds upon crowds at those painfully tense post-Christmas dinner soirées. The type of story that tosses every basic human need and care out the window, only to be crushed over and over again, completely pounding to dust the idea of “break” in Spring Break. I’m using my time this week to encourage an open forum around campus, in which we can all carelessly discuss the happenings over the past week. One shouldn’t feel embarrassed or ashamed of anything that might have happened, especially since the majority of the Spring Break epics involve the adventures of a close friend, or perhaps even a stranger who played the leading role in the main event for the night. And, if you happen to be at the short-end of the stick in any account, just casually substitute your identity

for that of a close friend or family member, because who doesn’t like to be a little creative in stirring up the life and reputation of an innocent spring breaker? Or you can even fabricate an entire episode. Telling every one of your closest buddies about how that one “friend” you all have, jumped on stage and, in front of the entire bar, proceeded to expose a certain private element of his anatomy and do a number of “tricks” can really throw that friend off, especially if your persuasion skills are on point and you convince the friend that he actually did such a thing. The effort behind such a scheme will be absolutely worth it when that friend walks around morosely drowning in his own self-disappointment. If you can get someone to act as a victim who took severe offense to his production, and squeeze out a few very public apologies, my hat goes off to you. Now I know I’m not totally dealing with a topic solely sexually

related, but I know out in the minds and memories of all those who went away this Spring Break that there are some undoubted sexual exploits, so throw them all in there with the rest of what everyone is discussing. Even the one with the foreign example of perfection named Jose but called The Magical Mexican Meat Slayer by many. That was an interesting night. I would just like to spread this spirit of storytelling around campus so we can all make it through the remaining days of the spring semester. With work piling up and deadlines approaching, who wouldn’t love to hear about someone’s alcoholinduced, laugh-provoking, unforgettable week-long adventure that was Spring Break 2008. “He Said” is a bi-weekly column that presents one guy’s perspective on the college sex scene. You may contact him with your feedback or ideas at arontt7@

Lummox | By Will Warren

Top 10 Odd College Courses 10. Philosophy & Star Trek (Georgetown) 9. Daytime Serials: Family & Social Roles (Wisconsin) 8. The American Vacation (Iowa) 7. The Horror Film in Context (Bowdoin) 6. Comparative History of Organized Crime (Williams) 5. The Road Movie (Barnard) 4. American Degenerates (Brown) 3. The Art of Sin & the Sin of Art (RISD) 2. Death & the Nineteenth Century (Purdue) 1. Art of Walking (Centre College)

Do you like my ... animal prints? Even if you’ve never been on safari, this spring finds bold prints for you to unleash your wild side. Stay classy in a chic zebra print. The Via Spiga trench coat would be the perfect addition to your closet ($168, Nordstrom). If you want a fiercer look, try leopard. The Elias Leopard Section tee would be great to pair with dark jeans ($28, Urban Outfitters). Manolo Blahnik also has a terrific pair of leopard pumps that would make Carrie Bradshaw proud ($665, Bergdorf Goodman). Roar!

Drink of the Week Holly Golightly

Usher in springtime by sipping this flirty and feminine drink. Ingredients: 1 oz. vodka 1 tbsp. grenadine 1 oz. Sprite 1 piece cherry 1 tsp. sugar Ice Directions: Pour the vodka and grenadine into an ice-filled shaker. Cover and shake well. Next pour into a chilled, sugar-rimmed martini glass. Top with Sprite and garnish with cherry. Serve and enjoy.

Movie Review | 10,000 B.C.

Special effects can’t save lame cavemen By Paul Szurek | Contributing writer

It’s dumb but fun, so just turn off your brain when you enter the theater. In 10,000 B.C. writer/director Roland Emmerich (Stargate, Independence Day) takes us back to a time of darkness and danger – a time before the invention of the wheel or good acting. Actually, in all fairness, there are wheels in the movie. Emmerich said that he deliberately tried to cast no-names in the film because stars would have undermined the unknown mystery of its time period and prehistoric setting. It’s one thing to hire modern-day Neanderthals to play prehistoric humans in the movie, but I think it was a bridge too far for the script to be primitive and moronic as well. The dialogue is so lame and miserable that this couldn’t even pass for a Chuck Norris movie, and weird accents and a corny narrator only exasperate the situation. However, high-powered action really does carry this movie, despite the bad lines – proof that Hollywood really doesn’t need 10,000 B.C. writers. 10,000 Starring | Stephen Strait and B.C. delivers Camilla Belle the greatest Director | Roland Emmerich mammoth Who’s it for? | Fans of action hunt in cinfilms and B-movies ematic hisRunning Time | 109 min. tory as well as a killer Rating | (out of 5) performance by a pack of tree-climbing, 20-foot jungle chickens. Other highlights include an up-close conversation with a fierce saber tooth tiger and plenty of long-range spear throwing. 10,000 B.C. tells the glorious and trite story of one man, a coward named D’Leh (Stephen Strait), and his quest to become a epic hero – by the traditional manner of saving his people and getting the girl. D’Leh’s people (the Yagahli) happen to be a tribe of dreadlock-dawning woolly mammoth hunters who are barely prettier than the Geico cavemen, but his girl is an absolute babe: the blue-eyed Evolet (Camilla Belle). As the mammoths start to disappear, and the Yagahl way of life fades into oblivion, a reckless band of “four-legged demons” (evil guys on horseback) attacks the tribe and kidnaps Evolet and many other Yagahlis. Fulfilling an ancient prophesy, D’Leh sets out to rescue Evolet and save his people from slavery, hopefully leading the tribe into a new time of prosperity. On his journey towards personal transformation and cultural salvation, D’Leh is aided by the Yagahl’s spiritual medium, an ancient witch called Old Mother who suffers a series of periodic seizures and brain hemorrhages throughout the movie to convey her struggle with the spirits of the world in this shamanistic age. As D’Leh travels from his hunting grounds in the snowy mountains in pursuit of Evolet’s captors, he passes through jungles, grasslands and desert, confronting goofy CGI monsters and meeting

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Caveman Hunuter D’Leh (Stephen Strait) fights off a giant saber-tooth tiger in the cheesy but fun beginning of the world flick. ridiculously-dressed natives. As it turns out, the nefarious evildoers who stole Evolet have been bugging a lot of other people too. Harnessing the technological power of iron, shipbuilding and horseback riding, the bad guys have abducted both humans and woolly mammoths alike and enslaved them in the desert to construct a giant golden pyramid for their pseudo-divine king. To realize his destiny and become the first hero of the human race, D’Leh unites a multicultural army of disgruntled tribesman to beat down the evil empire and break the yolk of slavery and the stranglehold of superstition that plagues this ancient world. While 10,000 B.C. is saddled with a severe lack of complexity and sophistication, the movie is still

very enjoyable, and it takes a stab at some eternal themes of humanity. D’Leh’s journey towards the legendary highlights primeval man’s inter-tribal struggle as well as the dawn of a new world era. The movie has as much to do with the transformations of hunter-gatherer societies into agrarian civilizations as it does the individual fight of one hero. When D’Leh returns to the great snowy mountains after his victory in the south, he bears not only the saved Yagahl slaves but also the seeds of the Neolithic Revolution – the salvation of his people going forward. Who knows? 10,000 B.C. may one day find its way into your Anthropology class.

Life Old Gold & Black

Thursday, March 20, 2008 B9

Restaurant Review | Little Richard’s BBQ

BBQ restaurant offers quality food and atmosphere By Caroline Edgeton | Staff writer

definitely perfect timing. There were several places to sit and less When we think of the south, we noise than I imagine one would think of several things. Aesthetic encounter during the earlier scenery, warm temperatures, lunch rush. The moment you arrive, the tobacco and incredibly awesome food all seem to come to first thing you notice is the southern mind. Little decor. With R i c h a r d ’s Little Richard’s many differbarbecue is Location | 4885 Country Club Road ent tobacco definitely the advertiseplace to go Hours | 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. ments on if you want the wall (the an authenClosed Sun. restaurant tic southern Serving | Lexington-style barbecue also lack a experience. non-smokBeing from Dress | Casual ing section), W i n s t o n - Price Range | $5-$10 one who is Salem, I had (out of 5) opposed to yet to actu- Rating | smoking ally go to may worry this place. Every time I’d driven by, the first about getting lung cancer by thing I noticed was how crowded simply sitting in the restaurant. If it always is. If you do have a desire you’re not from Winston-Salem to go, I certainly suggest going or you don’t have a tolerance for after the noon rush hour for you cigarette smoke, this is definitely will not only be unable to find not the right place for you. After seating ourselves, our a place to park or sit, but you will probably be trampled once waitress came to us quickly, ready inside. It is definitely not a large to take our orders. The moment she arrived, she establishment. My friend decided to wait asked us if we knew what we and go around 1 p.m. This was wanted. Clearly, they are used

to regulars. While we waited for our food, we enjoyed the music. Everyone seemed to be humming along to the classic songs often featured on the oldies stations. We also enjoyed the scenery, if you will. The walls are covered with various tobacco and Coke/Pepsi advertisements from the 50s and 60s. My friend commented that “It kind of makes you feel like you’re in a country kitchen.” It definitely doesn’t seem to be a place that’s situated in the middle of Winston-Salem. When our food quickly arrived, we were immediately quiet. My friend ordered a cheeseburger and I ordered the sliced pork and hush-puppies. We were quite pleased with our selections. I can safely say that the barbecue was fantastic. I know for a fact that they slow cook their barbecue in a way that’s different from other types around the south. Whatever else they do to it certainly works, too. The flavor was delicious and was complemented by out of-this-world hush-puppies. My friend said his cheeseburger tasted like a real cheeseburger,

not anything like the fast food we’re used to. The one thing that may prevent people from going is the actual barbecue itself. If you are a southerner, you know what I’m talking about. The type of barbecue served at Little Richard’s is Lexington style, which means it has more vinegarbased sauces and a different way of preparing the barbecue itself. People might also get thrown off by the coleslaw that’s served with the food, too. Instead of mixing in your typical white dressing, they use their barbecue sauce to make the coleslaw. It took a little getting used to, but it wasn’t too bad. I can’t imagine many out-of-towners feeling that way, though. At the end of our meal, we were absolutely stuffed. If you don’t think you can eat a lot, I definitely recommend getting a smaller rather than a larger order. The “small” tray that I got was a substantial amount of food. My friend helped me eat my hushpuppies and definitely didn’t complain. Overall, this was quite the experience. Everyone is very friendly

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Little Richard’s Lexington style barbecue is a great place to go for good food at a reasonable price. there and on top of things. Like I said, the place is very smokey and if you’re not a fan of cigarette smoke, it might not be the best experience for you. They do offer curb-side ser-

vice if you’d rather do take out instead. All in all, my friend and I enjoyed ourselves and the food very much. It was definitely a cultural experience.

Book Review | Banned in DC

Event Review | Apollo’s Fire

Baroque orchestra dazzles audience Book captures spirit of D.C. punk movement By Caroline Edgeton | Staff writer

The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, put on an unforgettable performance on March 5 in the last of The Secrest Artist Series. The series has been a part of the university since 1987 when Marion Secrest decided to endow this program to the school in honor of her husband, Willis Secrest. Considered to be a part of the campus experience, there is no admission fee for students, faculty and staff. Each performance is guaranteed to be a top-notch event for educational and entertainment purposes Playing pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel, the small orchestra created a sound that was well beyond miniature. They definitely reinforced that big things can come in small packages. Apollo’s Fire is a group dedicated to playing instruments that would have been used during the time in which a particularmusical piece was written. The featured instruments were violin, viola, cello, contrabass, guitar and theorbo (similar to the guitar but with a much longer neck), harp and harpsichord (pre piano mechanism that produces sound by pressing a key down to pluck a string inside the instrument). The orchestra, conducted by harpsichord player Jeannette Sorrell, began the evening with “La Primavera (Spring),” one of the four seasons’ pieces by Vivaldi. During the piece, one could hear the bright and joyful music of a springtime afternoon. With a flawless violin solo played by Julie Andrijeski, what could be interpreted as birds chirping and flowers blooming was heard through the piece. Though upbeat and harmonious, it was only the start of what turned out to be an incredible performance. After playing the first sections of the piece, world renowned mezzo soprano Jennifer Larmore graced the audience with her incredible vocal talent. Singing one of the parts of “La Primavera” the lyrics in the program describe perfectly what the piece itself is truly about. She, too, guides the song along the way

By Erik Forseth | Staff writer

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In the last Secrest concert in the 2007-2008 season, Apollo’s Fire ended the season with the audience wanting more. with her impeccable stage presence and ability to project loud enough for all of Wait Chapel to hear. Not only singing in the springtime piece, she also sang in Vivaldi’s “L’Estate (Summer)” as well as “Where shall I fly?” and “Iris, hence away” by Bach. Each song has an individual story, but many may not realize these stories without actual words. It was nice to have Laramore sing the music, as well as add character, while the program provided lyrics that helped one better understand what each piece was about. “It’s not all nice sounding music,” Sorrell said. Both Sorrell and Larmore have successful careers in baroque music. Sorrell earned her BA in Music Performance from the university in 1986 and has had a substantial career since. She is well known for being an orchestra conductor as well as an early music performer. Focusing specifically on 17th and 18th century music, she and colleague Roger Wright founded Apollo’s Fire in 1992 as a way of expressing their love for baroque

music. The success of Apollo’s Fire has grown since its beginning. They are frequently featured on National Public Radio in the programs World of Opera and SymphonyCast. While Sorrell has received plenty of recognition for Apollo’s Fire, Larmore has also made herself an established musician. Not only has she recorded with many different international record labels, Larmore has performed in Carnegie Hall and many other of the world’s finest performance halls. She made an appearance at the Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games, as well. Her voice and stage presence are absolutely dazzling. Everyone was utterly captivated by her exquisite vocal talent. This was, undeniably, an excellent concert. In the future, I definitely plan on going to as many of the Secrest Series events as possible. Not only was this free, but it was also an entertaining first class performance.

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“We all have a plan on how to die. It’s Guy’s and Terry’s idea. We thought it was a cool idea. When we’re really old and we’re in our 70s, we’d shave our heads, get in an airplane, take all our clothes off and jump naked down onto RFK Stadium during halftime when the Redskins are playing the Dallas Cowboys” Rites of Spring bassist, Mike Fellows said, in Banned in D.C. Much has been written about Washington D.C.’s early-1980s punk rock community. Mark Andersen’s Dance of Days does a particularly good job of conveying what was so special about one of the few musical movements that the Washington area can call its own (go-go stands out as the other). For my money, though, nothing quite approaches Cynthia Connolly’s stunning and until-recently out of print document of these six pivotal years in alternative music. The photographs and quotes presented in Banned in DC, compiled by Cynthia Connolly, Leslie Clague and Sharon Cheslow, do more to capture the passions and contradictions of this diverse and yearning bunch of kids than any narrative history could hope to accomplish. Originally published in 1988, Banned in DC — which takes its name from the iconic Bad Brains song — has been tough to find. As long as I’ve been aware of it, used copies on have started at $60. All things considered, that’s probably a fair price to pay if you’ve got any interest in the subject. Luckily, Dischord Records, the celebrated independent record label started in the early ’80s in D.C., has been offering a limited run of the book for only $20. My impression is that “limited run” really means limited run—I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that the $20 copies may not last until this article’s printing, although it does appear that the book’s primary photographer, Cynthia

Connolly, is also selling cheap copies directly. More information about direct orders can be found at www.southern. com/southern/band/CYNTH/. So, even if the re-release isn’t being accompanied by much fanfare, it was all the excuse I needed to write about something which has been out there for many years now and which really is a document of startling power and insight. The book has about 175 8’’x11’’ pages of gorgeous black and white photographs, supported, as the subtitle suggests, by quotes and stories from those involved. The reader might be surprised to note the number of women and black musicians that appear; in contrast to the contemporaneous Los Angeles punk scene, which at times embodied the homophobia, racism and sexism for which hardcore punk was often criticized, the D.C. community — though not without problems of its own — stood out as a generally positive affair. That sentiment is articulated in a quote on the back cover of the book, which features a large photo of the Bad Brains’ (an all-black group who cut their teeth learning to play jazz fusion) lead singer H.R., who calls the experience of playing music at that place and time “a universal transcending of bodies and minds and souls who have followed on a mission.” You’ll often hear that sort of language repeated by artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. While that group’s members have always been outspoken fans of the Bad Brains and other D.C. bands like Fugazi, it’s clear that Flea, H.R. and other musicians are getting at some much more fundamental and collective artistic experience that may or may not be limited to the rock and roll era of the last fifty years. This book does a compelling job of capturing one microcosm of that era and of that experience.

I’d Kill a Man for Arby’s | By Ryan Coons

Life Old Gold & Black

Thursday, March 20, 2008 B10

Event Preview | Studio Series

Nuclear Cooooookie Crisp | Not for the faint of heart

Seniors direct two one-act Bodybuilders invade D.R. plays in spring performance By Kara Peruccio | Life editor

Coming into the final weeks of spring semester, the Studio Series will showcase original one-act plays directed by university seniors. The fall series presented shows about a love triangle, high school sweethearts reuniting and Shakespearean sonnets. It is also the annual directing project required of all theatre majors. The spring series features two one-acts, one tackling the darkness of America’s past and the other putting a playful twist on a beloved fairytale. The directors, Micah Andrews and Lauren Gaston, have been diligently preparing their oneacts for the past two semesters and are prepared to wow the crowds with their directorial skills. An Evening with Dead Essex, a play by playwright Adrienne Kennedy, is directed by Micah Andrews. The play, written, in 1973 is often called a documentary drama as it draws its inspiration from the murder of African-American sniper, Mark James Essex. The one-act also promises to present a different perspective of horrific past events in American history. Kennedy is known for using historical characters to explore the American experience. An Evening with Dead Essex also delves into violent themes of the past and presAndrews ent. Actors to look for in the one-act include seniors Troy Pellom and Chloe Mexile. The second play offers a new take on the Brothers Grimm’s childhood tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Keeping the same title, Billy Aronson’s one-act

directed by Lauren Gaston bastardizes the story your mother read to you before bed and injects the play with dark humor and intriguing characters, perhaps making it Wicked-esque. The one-act was published in Best American Short Plays 1992-1993 and has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Turkish and Icelandic. In addition to Gaston’s one-act, Aronson has also written for television shows such as Courage the Cowardly Dog, Wonder Pets and most interestingly helped create the concept for an adaptation of Puccini’s La Boheme, the play we all know as Rent. Little Red Riding Hood’s characters retain vestiges of storybook stereotypes but have a fresher take on the classic faces: a controlling mother and senile grandmother, a naïve but mischievous heroine and a clumsy hunter. Gaston The most intriguing character is the villain. “The wolf has a sour taste for grandmothers,” Gaston, the director, said. Although a humorous one-act, she has high hopes for its message. “Hopefully they will examine the contradictions and eccentricities of Aronson’s off-the-wall fairytale characters,” Gaston said. Freshman Hannah Newman stars as the title character and is joined by sophomore Stephany Rayburn as Mother and university theatre alumna Bethany Novak as Grandmother. Senior Eric Pearce plays the Hunter and graduate student Adam Humenansky plays the nefarious Wolf. The Studio Series will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on March 24 and at 4:30 p.m. March 25 in the Ring Theatre. Admission is $2.

Austin H. Jones Staff columnist

Spring Break is a time for relaxation and freedom and a chance to get a breath of fresh air amid the stifling day-to-day life of a student. And when I decided to go on a service trip to the Dominican Republic with Emmaus, I was expecting a very tangible change of pace and scenery. Not only was it a change of scenery environment-wise, but there was a unique element to a few select guests staying with us at the Dominican Fiesta Hotel. Let’s just say they wore a lot more bronzer and banana hammocks (for those of you who aren’t familiar with this slang term for Speedo briefs, I apologize; the first time you hear it puts an awful visual in your mind, but don’t worry; everyone experiences it). Anyway, these fellas were apparently from different places all around the world and the winner of the competition gets the title “Mr. Universe Model” (my friend looked up the official name). All we knew at the time, though, was that they were, in our opinion, the prettiest of pretty boys in the entire universe. At any given moment, each participant

must have had at least a bucket of hair gel on, but ironically that had no hair at all anywhere else because they had zero body hair whatsoever. If you could fill the Joel Coliseum with hair wax, these guys would go through it in about a week – and there were only about 10 of them. They scoured every inch of their body, removing every trace of hair. A few of them got a little carried away and went ahead and waxed their eyebrows as well. Despite the absolute ridicule that all of us were giving them behind their perfectly sculpted backs, they still commanded a lot of respect from the hotel staff. I tried to walk into the hotel after playing soccer with my shirt off, and a fella at the door stopped me and told me to put my shirt on. Meanwhile, as I was standing there putting my shirt on, Mr. Italy Model Antonio Savarese, who was wearing nothing but a pair of soaking wet tighty whities, passed right through the miniature security checkpoint and got on the elevator. I didn’t fight the injustice of it all, though, because his tush

looked really good, and those things are not very thickly woven. These guys were in better shape than ninjas, and the best part of it all was that at any time that we wanted to go to the pool, we could count on at least three o them being there, lounging about in their weenie bikinis. One afternoon a flock of them jumped in the pool, giggling and splashing water at each other. The whole ordeal reminded me of the gasoline fight in Zoolander. Unfortunately gas was a little more than five bucks a gallon down there, so the chances of them blowing themselves up were about as slim as their 26-inch waists. One of them came close to drowning, though, and we tried to make sure the lifeguard didn’t notice until it was too late by saying the hot-tub was clogged. Sadly enough, all of them came out alive. But, seeing as there can only be ONE greatest model in the universe (kind o a preposterous claim, seeing as none of the Mr. Saturn Mode or Mr. Neptune Model winners were invited), hundreds of babyfaced, stiff-haired, oily, foreign men had their hearts broken by Mr. Spain. I think he won the judges over with his patriotic banana basket; or maybe it was his lack of eyebrows.



Photo Courtesy of Woodruff Hales

Photo Courtesy of Hannah Werthan

Woodruff Hales captured the unique occurance of two rainbows while he was in the Montmartre neighborhood in Paris, France.

The hot Arizona desert is dotted with many cacti but this one stands out for its unique shape.



Photo Courtesy of Jeff Merski

Photo Courtesy of Woodruff Hales

One of the many tourist destinations in California is the Santa Monica pier. The pier gives a beautiful view of the Pacific as well as fun beach activities.

This photo shows one of the moving statues that are often near the London Eye. This particular “statue” would give a performance on his unique bicycle.


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