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WHY CHOOSE By Rob Byrd | Staff writer On-campus dining is an omnipresent topic of conversation among university students, and strong opinions about ARAMARK food services abound. Despite physical renovations to several dining facilities over the last year and a seemingly annual adjustment to the meal plan system, student frustration remains. The origins of student concerns are rooted in escalating food prices, limited operating hours and the ubiquitous issue of overcrowding.

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ARAMARK, which is a global corporation with operations on over 600 college campuses, is hired by the university to manage all campus food services and maintains that each of these issues is consistently addressed and adapted to better suit student needs. “The prices in the Benson Food Court have undoubtedly increased since it was renovated last year,”senior Katie Phillips said. “A wrap and fountain drink from the grille costs nearly $9 now.” Susan Clee, the university’s resident district manager for ARAMARK, said that prices are established based on comparisons to similar food venues in the area and other ARAMARK-run institutions. “Our pricing strategy includes intense, competitive shopping before marketing any of our items,” Clee said. “The prices of the products we serve are comparable with other university venues.” The switch to Boar’s Head food products last year at the Benson Food Court took the pricing out of ARAMARK’s control in the same way that Chick-fil-A mandates its own prices. “If they increase their prices nationally, we have to comply with that directive,” Clee said.

By Patrick Kelly | Staff writer The Wake Forest University Humanities Institute celebrated its opening this weekend with its inaugural symposium, “The Humanities in the 21st Century.” The two-day event, held on-campus and at the university-affiliated Reynolda House, formally introduced the Humanities Institute to the university community and addressed prominent issues facing the evolving humanities community. “The Humanities Institute is a community of faculty, students, staff and administrators that has grown from the grassroots on up,” Dean Franco Mary F. Foskett,

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versity last year received a $500,000, five-year challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was the largest NEH grant ever received by the university and the only to be awarded to a North Carolina institution in 2010. Foskett attributes this national recognition and support to the success and rapid growth of this initiative, which now spans over 50 faculty members campus-wide. The symposium commenced with seniors explaining the humanities’ impact on their studies and their perspectives on the future of the humanities at the university. “Wake Forest is an increasingly diverse campus with increasingly diverse interests,” senior Clint Wilson, an English major, said. “An unfortunate side effect may be a growing division between departments on campus. I hope — and expect— that the Humanities Institute will help to unify various departments and academic studies under the banner of studies in the humanities, promoting continuing faculty and student involvement.” Edward L. Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, gave Friday’s keynote address, “The Puzzle of Innovation in the Humanities,” addressing how the humanities can work to solve some

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Humanities Institute grows from grassroots Humanities Institute director and professor of religion, said. “What began in 2007 as a conversation among a couple of faculty about fostering collaboration across humanities departments quickly grew into a campus-wide research initiative. The Institute, the result of that groundwork, endeavors to help faculty and students make the most of the energy, intellect and creativity they bring to humanistic learning, research and teaching.” In an economic and political climate that has put the humanities in peril of being eliminated at many colleges and universities across t h e country, the uni-

While it may place in the Top 20, students still question how their contentment factors in

Wake Forest University Schools of Business undergraduate program ranked No. 1 in the country for academic quality according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s rankings. The university’s business school also ranked among the Top 20 business programs nationally for the third consecutive year in a row. The business school consistently ranks among the most prestigious undergraduate business schools and programs in the country. However, despite these impressive statistics, internal perspectives of the business school seem to have reached a low point. While the business school has wonderful opportunities, academic quality and faculty, according to this year’s statistics, some students believe grade deflation and immense workloads are predominant issues. “I would argue that the workload is significantly greater than most other majors in the university, barring the physical sciences,” junior Richard Gerbino, a finance major, said. These recent rankings have left students wondering what the high ranking in “academic quality”exactly means. Gerbino said he has “no idea how much weight the ranking places on academic quality or even what they define it as.” Students have found that while the business school successfully prepares them for future positions, the workload is very overwhelming at times. “There’s a reason the term ‘Work Forest’ is popular. Going on anecdotal information based on conversations with friends at business school’s comparable to our level of quality (based on rankings), I’ve gotten the impression our workload is above average,” Gerbino said. Senior BEM major Afton Vechery said that she would not be surprised if students were unhappy in the business school. She said she has often struggled with creating time for different types of intellectual stimulation during her college experience. “It is hard to warrant these types of chats with classmates during group projects when there is so much work to be done,” Vechery said. For upperclassmen searching for jobs, internship opportunities and graduate programs, grade deflation is a sensitive topic. “Though university officials may proclaim that their students are the

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Z. Smith Reynolds Library captures national acclaim for research facilities By Brittany Coley | Contributing writer

Director of Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lynn Sutton compared it to winning the NCAA Championship for libraries. On March 22 in the ZSR atrium, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) presented the 2011 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award to Sutton, President Nathan O. Hatch and Provost Jill Tiefenthaler. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and ZSR belongs to that division as one of its smaller members. Lisa Hinchliffe, the ALA representative who presented the award, described how the accolade recognizes ZSR’s connection to the advancement of the mission of the university. A $3000 monetary prize also came with the award, and Sutton said that the funds will go toward professional development. The staff of the library works with both faculty and students to provide an extensive research library, despite being only a medium-sized institution.

Past recipients of the award have included large state institutions like N.C. State, UVA and Indiana University. Although the university is not as large as some of the past recipients, ZSR faces a similar demand from students and faculty. The library focuses on maintaining a balance between a small,

Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Winners: • ZSR Library, Wake Forest • Grinnell College Libraries • Luria Library, Santa Barbara City College personal college and a larger, research university. Tiefenthaler attributes much of the library’s success to the seven years Sutton has been director. The award was given based on the creativity and innovation, leadership, and relationships of ZSR. The library has focused on the advancement of technology to help improve the atmosphere.

Starting in 1996 with the Plan for the Class of 2000, the library staff was the primary instructors for teaching students about the ThinkPad computers. Since then, the library has evolved to house the Bridge, a joint project between the library and WFU Information Systems, as a way to bring technology services closer to the students to better serve their needs. In addition to the Bridge, ZSR was the first organization on campus to use social media in 2007, including Facebook and Twitter instead of Blackboard or Sakai. Sutton believes that e-books will be where technology will go in the future. Already, ZSR is trying to increase the number of e-book titles by buying the title after four requests for it. Sutton acknowledges that students sometimes can resist change, but the librarian staff believes that e-textbooks are the future and will help encourage students to keep the university technologically current. In addition to technology, the library offers information literacy

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The American Library Association awarded the Z. Smith Reynolds Library with the 2011 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in its atrium March 22. classes, Library Science 100 and 200, which help students learn to effectively research and evaluate information. Originally, only one section was taught, but the program has expanded to meet the research needs of the students and now

more than 10 sections are cotaught each semester. Sutton also said that a miniature auditorium will open on the fourth floor next year. The library is also currently trying to remove older and less used collections to an off-site

location to free up more space in the library for more group study rooms. Although the award recognizes the past achievements of the library, ZSR continues to look to the future to continue providing students and faculty with the best quality library resources.


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Brieflies Sophomores participate in annual major declaration The annual major declaration process is scheduled for Feb. 14-18. Every sophomore should declare a major by scheduling an advising appointment at his/ her desired department during this period. Students who do not declare by Feb. 18 risk being unable to register for their major courses during major registration. Major/minor advising and registration will be conducted March 14-25. Questions concerning the process should be directed to Susan Carlton in the Office of the Registrar at carltosp@wfu.edu.

Summit will feature marketing moguls from around world VF Corporation, the world’s largest apparel company, will sponsor the 21st Annual Marketing Summit that will focus on “Art and Science of Apparel.” The summit will feature various events and speakers. A case competition will also take place during the summit featuring university MBA and undergraduate students versus students from universities around the country. In 36 hours, the teams will develop a marketing plan to address a challenge given by VF Corporation. The winning team will be rewarded $75,000. The summit will take place at various locations on campus on Feb. 3-5.

University to welcome Jersey Shore star, Snookie Nicole Polizzi, or Snooki from reality television’s Jersey Shore, will be featured along with comedian Michael Dean Ester at a Student Union event. The act features stories from Polizzi’s time on the MTV hit show, accompanying and relevant humor from Ester and previously unknown secrets of the series. The event will be held at 8 p.m. on Jan. 28 in Wait Chapel. Tickets to the event will be sold at the door and cost $5 for students with valid student ID and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be also purchased before the event by visiting the Benson University Center Ticket Office.

Reynola House will read in honor of Black History Month From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 1, the Reynolda House American Museum of Art will hold an African American Read-In. This event occurs as part of the 22nd National African American Read-In being held in schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations across the nation throughout the month of February. These events are sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the NCTE. They have also been endorsed by the International Reading Association. The museum invites the public to share favorite passages from the writings of contemporary and historical black authors.

Campus recreation gives advice to combat stress with exercise The Professional Development Center will sponsor a discussion titled “How Exercise Can Help Relieve Stress.” Jill Coleman of Campus Recreation will discuss research that demonstrates how short workouts are an effective way to reduce stress and feel energized. The discussion will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 1 in Classroom 1 of the University Services Bldg. The event is open to all members of the university community.

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needed to be different so why not go all the way?” Go all the way they did. Spending upwards of $20,000, Greek organizations and Student Life led by Zick hired entertainment complete with a band and a DJ, provided food, a cash bar and a complete venue with the lower quad as a backdrop in the Magnolia Room, Green Room and Magnolia Patio — of which was covered in a heated tent which alone cost between $2,000 and $3,000. It’s no secret that the event was expensive. What does seem to be secret, however, is the origin of these finances. Each Greek organization gave $500 to fund the event, but that left a lump sum of only $10,000 (eight sororities, twelve fraternities). So what about the rest? Well, that seems to still be a mystery. Rumors have circulated that Zick himself funded the balance (though when asked directly in an interview he was vague on the subject). Others believe that Zick was able to draw from various funds like Student Life. What is known is that no money was given through SAFE funding — funding that organizations can apply for in certain campus-wide events. “It wasn’t necessarily marketed for the greater student population so money from the university in general wasn’t the best option,” Morrison said. According to one Greek-affiliated senior who preferred to remain anonymous, this is absurd. “I don’t understand why we [Greek organizations] had to front a majority of the money for an event open to everyone,” he said. “If you didn’t pay you shouldn’t have been allowed to go. Simple as that. It’s ridiculous.”

With a hefty price tag the event went on, and successfully at that. Members from all organizations, both Greek and non-Greek, were in attendance and, according to many, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Hosted from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. in Reynolda Hall, Friday’s Pledge Night couldn’t have gone better. “Friday’s event was designed to encourage people to have a good time, celebrate and d a n c e … To me, success is the extent students are safe and responsible and still enjoy themselves and mingle as a community. So from that perspective I consider it a success,” Zick said. Issues and damages were also kept to a minimum with only one damaged piece of student artwork and a broken glass window pane. A fight did break out but was handled by surrounding students. “Things are going to get messy when you have so many people in one space and it’s so cold out,” Zick said. Would they do it again? “That will depend,” Zick said, “upon what Greek leadership wants once the Barn is completed. In terms of on-campus, yes. The university won’t sanction off-campus events.” More importantly, would students go again? “With some changes,” junior Lia Stern said. “The food was pretty MIA which would have been a nice touch. And the lights were on for way too long in the Mag Room. But people were enjoying themselves and seemed to be having fun.” So with the spring semester in full swing, the university and students alike seem ready to step up to the plate. Zick looks ahead with excitement. “A vibrant, robust campus full of activities with a close community is a huge advantage. The [development of ] more social events on-campus is always changing. Snooki should be interesting.” Photos by Jenn Paradise/Old Gold & Black

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The first to take the stage, Ken Zick, Vice President of Student Life, underscored how the dinner conversation would encircle the enduring values of the university. “We have to ask ourselves if our leaders role model,” Zick said. “The Committee on Student Life designed this night to look at that very problem, to ask our leaders to reexamine the way they live their lives.” Timothy Auman, the university chaplain, followed Zick’s address with a prayer that the university — in the spirit of King — rid itself of racism, sexism and all alienation of others. Giving the keynote speech, Will Keim, a motivational speaker and intercollegiate chaplain, struck a chord of humor before setting his sights on the night’s central theme. “When communities based on character have problems, I’m worried about the rest of them,” Keim said. “If Greeks cannot get along with independents, how are we supposed to win peace with Iran?” Keim asked the group to see themselves as the solution; he offered a 10-point approach to leadership focusing around mixing action with delegation, showing empathy for others, being a steward of your own body and mind and following your passion. Keim concluded by asserting that honesty always exists on a higher plane than loyalty. The evening closed with individual table discussions between the students and faculty members sharing the tables. The Committee on Student Life asked each table to discuss one of six community topics: purpose, openness, justice, discipline, care and celebration. The committee desired the table to record their conversations, records which they plan to use later. Junior Katherine Miller, an undergraduate member of the committee, characterized these conversations as honest. Miller believed they provoked further thought on campus issues that will move the university toward learning from mistakes and continuing to respect others. The third day of the week, Jan. 19, brought all students seeking to pledge a fraternity or sorority this semester to an event in Brendle Auditorium that brought self-care and self-respect into the limelight. Present for a second night, Keim relayed largely the same speech he

had the night before to a crowd seeking to become part of the campus Greek community. Senior Teddy Aronson, another undergraduate member of the committee on student life, believed Keim’s speech left the students with a greater sense of the campus’ values. “I believe we have a greater understanding of the Wake Forest community as a result of his involvement,” Aronson said. The conversation on Jan. 20 turned to the topic of caring for people and respecting others. Junior Meredith Leigh-Pleasants, a third undergraduate member of the committee, designed a program for all resident advisors (RA) in freshmen residence halls. “It was good to see the residents and discuss with them the specific aspects of the university community that meant most to them,” junior John Keller, an RA in Babcock Residence Hall, said. “They were allowed, in a casual environment, the ability to define what, to them, is important in community.” Though the participants largely considered this event a success, few freshmen were actually present at the events. Faculty and staff, though invited to Keim the event, largely remained absent as well. The final day of the week, Jan. 21, turned to the question, “What is a community?” Open to all undergraduates, Pledge Night brought together the Greek community in welcoming their new members. Miller looked back at the well-attended night as a success, a qualification she attributed to the conversations throughout the week. Edward Allen, president of the committee, concluded similarly that the measure of success for the week would be whether individuals began talking about community. “If you talked about it, then it worked,” Allen said. “But it is what we do with the discussions that will make the difference.” Aronson, too, grappled with this problem. “While the initial goal of this week was to begin a campus-wide discussion about how we are to live out our values, it is more important to continue that discussion as we move forward,” he said.

Old Gold & Black editorial staff transitions By CeCe Brooks | Senior writer

In her new role as editor in chief, junior Ashton Astbury is at the head of an all new editorial staff at the Old Gold & Black. Astbury began working at the OGB in the news section, eventually becoming an assistant editor; she then moved to the sports section and went on to become sports editor. She is the first editor in chief to come from the Sports section in several years. Astbury spent last semester studying abroad in London at the Worrell House. “While studying abroad, I realized that the Old Gold & Black was one of the aspects of the university’s campus that I missed the most,” Astbury said. “I couldn’t have been more enthused to return to Wake and the OGB as editor in chief.” Junior Olivia Boyce will be taking on the role of managing editor this semester. The classification of “junior” is misleading because Boyce will be graduating from the university in December after spending next semester in South Africa. “I am very excited about reinvigorating the paper with new life, and I think our new, young staff is the perfect team for the job. I have worked on the paper since freshman year, and I couldn’t imagine not being a part of the paper for my last semester at this university.” The position of production manager will continue again this semester after being reintroduced last spring. Former Opinion and News editor, junior Nilam Patel will be stepping into this role. “I plan on increasing the size of the Old Gold & Black in terms of staff members, productions assistants and general readership,” Patel said. “Our readership has been steadily decreasing in the past couple of years so to change that, we’re going to be featuring more hard-hitting stories, investigative pieces and general information that is of interest to students; like our motto, we actually want to cover the campus like the magnolias.” This semester marks the first time in several transition cycles that almost every section has a new editor. “Although nearly every member of our incoming staff is new to their respective position, the energy, motivation and enthusiasm each one of them has brought to the newspaper’s environment thus far is profoundly encouraging,” Astbury said. While junior John Turner takes over full reins of the photo department (he was formerly

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While their pages await in the OGB office two stories above, the new editorial board poses for a picture in Benson University Center. co-editor with senior Rachel Cameron), every other incoming staff member is new to their position. Sophomore Renee Slawsky has moved the Life section after senior Chantel O’Neal graduated out of the section and Boyce moved on to be managing editor. Assisting her with Life is freshman Hilary Burns. Burns has displayed a great talent for writing and extreme dedication to the OGB in her short time here. Former assistant news editor and sophomore Ken Meyer has been promoted to editor of the section. In addition to working in news for the past year, Meyer has also done countless graphics in every section. He will be assisted by freshman Lindey Campagne. Meyer is thrilled to have Campagne, a pre-med student help him with the often-stressful section. “We’re looking to expand the reach of the section this semester,” Meyer said. “We’re instructing our writers to perform investigative journalism by seeking out the issues central and examining the topics from all sides; we’re laying out the section in a new, professional format; we’re giving a new face to the section.”

Junior Gary Pasqualicchio and sophomore Matt Poppe will head up Astbury’s former territory, sports. Pasqualicchio is returning to the section, and campus, from a semester abroad in Australia. He has been a writer for the paper since his freshman year and began working in production during his sophomore year. Poppe followed a similar route, starting out writing and moving into production. And last, but not least, freshman Jenn Leser is taking over the opinion reins from senior Hannah Werthan, who has worked in the section since she was a freshman herself, and sophomore Meenu Krishnan who is currently studying abroad in Spain. “This is a precarious time for print journalism with the influx of internet mediums as news providers, and our staff is committed to both a revival of the OGB as a print publication, and also the incorporation of new technologies into production,” Astbury said. “With an emphasis on strengthening editor-reporter relationships, investigative reporting, feature writing, recruitment and distribution, I have high hopes for increasing the OGB’s campus presence this semester.”


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Chemistry: Eric Tucker By Lindey Campagne | Asst. news editor Where are you originally from? I was born in Charlotte, N.C., but grew up in upstate N.Y. in Valatie, N.Y. Where did your undergraduate and graduate studies take place and what brought you to this university? For undergraduate school, I attend a small liberal arts college, Elmira College, located in Elmira, N.Y. After I did my Ph.D. in chemistry at N.C. State University I came directly to this university (I just finished there a few weeks ago). Last fall I was made aware of this Teacher-Scholar Post-doctoral fellow position at the university in the department of chemistry. How has your experience in N.Y. compared to that in N.C.? I enjoyed living in N.Y., but after undergraduate school, I was ready for something different. I think it is a nice place to live, but I don’t have any intention of returning and feel that N.C. suits me better. It is really starting to feel like home. What appealed to you about this university? In general, I was very impressed by the department of chemistry. Everyone was very nice, but, more importantly, everyone seemed to work together well, which was very important to me as far as what I was looking for beyond graduate school (for a position in academia or industry). I am a people person and I like to interact with students, but also I wanted to be in an environment where I could work closely with my colleagues as I think this is the best way to create a good learning environment for the students. What courses are you teaching now? I am currently teaching a section of College Chemistry II and a section of Theory & Methods of Quantitative Analysis.

What does your research focus on? At the moment, I am going to continue some of the work from my PhD studies. This work involves the exchange of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on various surfaces by other molecules that can bind to these substrates. For instance, we have looked at the exchange of alkanethiol molecules on gold with other alkanethiols, terminal alkynes and thioacetates. We have followed these reactions with an instrument called a scanning tunneling microscope, which allowed us to follow the reaction at a relatively small scale (100s of nanometers), but currently we are looking at following these types of exchange reactions with cyclic voltammetry (another instrument) that follows the reaction across the whole surface. There are advantages and disadvantages in using both types of instruments to follow these exchange reactions, so it’s worthwhile to explore both. Within the chemistry department, who do you work with? My advisor Bradley Jones, my Ph.D. advisor Christopher B. Gorman, a student from the Gorman Group, and I will all collaborate on this project. How did you become interested in this type of research and, for that matter, chemistry in general? Was it a subject you always excelled in? In high school I always found science and math interesting, but going into college I really wasn’t sure what area I wanted to focus in on. I changed my major several times. I was a biology major, but finally realized that I

enjoyed chemistry a lot more and did better in these course too. Through encouragement from my mentor at Elmira College, Dale Powers, I decided to switch my major to chemistry late in my junior year. He wasn’t actually my advisor, but he was an excellent mentor. I really appreciate the guidance he provided. I became interested in nanoscience through a summer internship in the college of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at University at Albany. There I worked on research relating to nanoscience and semiconductor nanocystals (or quantum dots). The project involved using their fluorescent properties to sense the presence of hydrocarbons, especially ones that are pollutants. What kinds of opportunities do you feel are in the career world for those with chemistry degrees? There are many more opportunities in chemistry than I thought, especially if you are willing to relocate a little bit and if you keep an open mind about what areas to get into. Taking advantage of opportunities to build up my resume and experience in a variety of areas has helped me tremendously. Do you plan on publishing your current work? I have already published work relating to the exchange of self-assembled monolayers followed by scanning tunneling microscopy in the journal called Langmuir. We hope to follow this exchange and other types of exchange with cyclic voltammetry, which would be the subject of a future publication. Where do you see your career going after this semester? Will you remain at the university, or do you have something else in mind? My goal is to become a professor at a school similar to this university, so I will aim to seek out opportunities that bring me closer to that goal. I would like to at least stay on here for another semester and if all goes well, then it would be great to stay here longer.

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Public school principals develop leadership By Hilary Burns | Asst. life editor

The Uuniversity will begin a program this week called The Institute for Public Engagement School Leadership Program, which calls for innovation and vision. The program aims to improve public education in N.C. by holding leadership workshops for superintendents and principals meant to boost creativity and vision. Steve Virgil is the director of the Institute for Public Engagement as well as a professor of law at the university. Virgil designed the program with education professor Joseph Milner and George Fleetwood. Virgil reaches out to the communities of N.C. with the desire to improve public schools. The program will invite leaders from many public school systems in N.C. to monthly workshops from January to June on the university’s campus. These meetings will include influential guest speakers with diverse backgrounds and leadership

experiences. The university faculty involved will provide insight from their experiences to give the public school leaders a new perspective. Those involved in the workshop will enjoy university sporting and cultural events after each meeting. According to the program’s description, the hope is that public schooling will improve not just by increasing administration but also by Virgil “maintaining a dynamic environment of innovation and education not only for the student but for the community as well.” According to GreatSchools.org, while the classroom teacher may seem to be the most apparent person in a child’s education, it is the principal who is responsible for providing a high-quality education for all students. With this in mind, the Institute for Public Engagement seeks to improve leadership skills in prin-

cipals to better entire schools and, thus, the community. The first workshop will be held on Jan. 27. The meeting will include panel discussions with Anthony Atala, director of Regenerative Medicine Institute at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Steve Swayne, the CEO of Step Up Ministries in Raleigh and Woody Morcott, the retired CEO of Dana Corp. These successful panelists will share their leadership experiences. Each of the speaker’s unique experiences will hopefully provide public school administrators with fresh ideas for solving problems in diverse student bodies. Milner said the program’s goal is to transform public schools by strengthening teacher and principal leadership skills while encouraging teachers and administrators to work together. Milner’s work is entirely volunteer-based, and he has high hopes for improvement. This week, participants will attend the Secrest Series Concert at Wait

Chapel for a cultural experience following the meeting. “When we first got the idea the superintendents were very excited,” Milner said. Milner explained that public school administrators face a myriad of issues on a daily basis. Although the schools involved in the Institute for Public Engagement Program range from rural to more urban settings with more diverse student bodies, all public school principals must be able to act as strong leaders in order to have a broad range of successes. “We hope that thinking about important issues in public schools will lead to more economic success for communities,” Milner said. According to the description of the program, the School Leadership Program will encourage public school leaders to become transformative figures for schools and communities in this region of the state. The university hopes this program will improve public schools across N.C. and benefit the local communities.

Outside the Bubble... Terrorists suspected in Moscow airport bombing Domodedovo Airport is the busiest travel hub of Moscow. On Jan. 24, it was the location of a suicide bombing that killed at least 35 people and injured an additional 168. The perpetrator walked into the airport equipped with explosives and set them off in a crowded terminal. The blast follows other acts of terrorism that occurred in December carried out by militants in the Northern Caucus. Domodedovo Airport was the target of an Aug. 2004 terrorist attack which led to the placement of tighter security in the airline hub in recent years. Russian President, Dmitri Medvedev, blamed Monday’s attack on terrorists and ordered the police to track down the perpetrators. Apparently, the bomber entered the airport in an area that is open to the general public, a location known for its minimal security. The airport is investigating security measures to protect travelers and officials alike from these attacks; the country has designated security as its top priority.

Mysterious object attracts attention in Florida Bay Miami residents looked out onto Biscayne Bay and saw an oddly shaped buoy. In fact, upon closer inspection, it was a grand piano perched on a narrow part of the sand bar off the shore. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and North Miami Police Department, the 650-pound grand piano will remain in the water as long as it does not pose any threat to surrounding sea life. Local officials have speculated that the piano was left in the bay after a photo shoot for an advertisement, or that it was planted as a prank.

President Obama calls for our “Sputnik moment” In 61 minutes, President Obama delivered his second State of the Union address to an attentive audience. In addition to progress he noted in the fields of business and clean energy, he called for an increase in investments in order to foster economic growth. Creativity, ingenuity and education, he claims, are essential to competing in the global market. He challenged young Americans to look into teaching as a vocation and advocated the importance of a college education. The president also expressed the need for the country to become globally competitive by educating children from a young age. The country is called to unite in an effort to transform the U.S. into the best place on earth to conduct a business.

Rep. Giffords’ condition improves quickly After surviving an attempted assassination while visiting with local citizens in Tucson, AZ., Rep. Giffords’ condition has improved dramaticallly. She was recently moved from a Houston Medical Hospital to a nearby rehabilitation facility. Dr. Dong Kim, chairman of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical School, claimed that her condition, in terms of the brain’s response to healing, has rapidly improved. While in the rehabilitation center, Giffords will continue to undergo speech and occupational therapy.

Emergency room at Baptist Medical Center will expand After developing plans for six years, the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has decided to expand the emergency room. The estimated cost of the renovation will be $4.84 million. The plans will create an emergency department with 35 examination rooms as opposed to the existing 17 pediatric rooms. Jonnie Rohrer, a spokesperson for the hospital, said the date for the expansion has not been set.

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• University Police responded to a call in reference to suspected possession of marijuana at 10:20 p.m. on Jan. 22 in Luter Hall. Upon questioning, the suspect admitted to smoking marijuana. • University Police found a student stumbling into his dorm 10:55 p.m. on Jan. 22 in front of Babcock Hall. The student was found to be intoxicated and was sent to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for alcohol abuse. • University Police responded to a call in reference to alcohol consumption at 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the Sigma Pi Fraternity Lounge of Taylor Hall. Upon examination, it was found that students were throwing and breaking beer bottles and 30 -40 males and females were drinking alcoholic beverages.

• Unknown subject(s) removed a blue colored banner that displays Davis Chapel events at 4:41 p.m. on Jan. 21. • University Police responded to a call in reference to an unknown subject(s) discharging a fire extingusher at 10:39 a.m. on Jan. 23 in Reynolda Hall. Upon further examination, it was found that a picture was also stolen from the location. • University police responded to a call in reference to a lost cell phone at 6:01 p.m. on Jan. 23 in Worrell. After the phone was not found, the victim was advised that it was stolen. • University Police responded to a call in reference to stolen objects from a car on Deacon Blvd. at 8:50 p.m. on Jan. 19. The case is under further investigation.

• A victim reported to Student Health Center and was showing signs of a stomach virus at 4:09 a.m. on Jan. 17. • A victim was sent via EMS to Forsyth Hospital at 5:58 p.m. on Jan. 18 after being found near Reynolda Loading Dock with a rapid heart beat and excessive perspiration. • A victim was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center at 7:46 p.m. on Jan. 18 after suffering a seizure near Bridger Field House. • University Police responded to a call in reference to a student having an asthma attack and hyperventilating at 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 19. The victim received medical treatment by EMS but refused transportation to the hospital. • University Police assisted with an unresponsive student at 1:10 a.m. on Jan. 23 at Student Health.

• University Police responded to a call in reference to a man in a ski mask peeping in a dorm room window of Kitchin Hall at 9:18 p.m. on Jan. 17. A search for the suspect was conducted but yielded no results. • University Police responded to a call in reference to a disturbance at 2:54 a.m. on Jan. 23 in Kitchin Residence Hall. • University Police responded to a call in reference to an unknown subject who threw an object at a Student Apt. window causing it to break at 8:34 p.m. on Jan. 22. Upon arrival, no one was found to be in the area. • University Police responded to a call in reference to damage done to a vehicle parked in Lot P at 3:46 p.m. on Jan. 23. The unknown suspect bent the wiper blade and damaged windows of the vehicle.


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he new editorial staff of the Old Gold & Black is excited for this, our inaugural issue. As a staff we are committed to reinvigorating this publication with vibrant and relevant stories. Look forward to investigative reports, edgy journalism and a new level of enthusiastic professionalism. Over the past three weeks, the incoming staff has learned the ropes at our new positions, while the old staff members have transitioned out of their roles. During this transitional period, the incoming staff has made significant changes and implemented new editorial policies in an effort to improve the quality of the paper. Now that we are fully acclimated into the

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n Jan. 21, the university held a new member reception for the spring pledge classes of all campus Greek organizations. Unlike previous years’ events, Pledge Night this January was more subdued. The dress code was semiformal — a long cry from the feather boas, glittery sunglasses and other crazy accessories donned by attendees last year. The standard sorority chucks were still present though. Held in Reynolda, students had the options of spending time outside in a tent with a live band, dancing upstairs or circulating in between to see

their friends and new brothers and sisters. Overall, the event was far calmer than it has been in years past. No pledges were escorted around on leashes, no ambulances were summoned to campus and there was far less kissing, translating to fewer accompanying illnesses that tended to follow the event in previous years. We commend all those involved in planning this event, especially Vice President of Student Life Ken Zick. The event was not only a success, but caused far less damage to the reputation of the university and the Greek system on campus.

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Choose summer plans for yourself

Going West can shape character if not future

your junior year, but rather, what you learned. I myself face a similar conundrum as I prepare for my summer. Currently, two viable options lay before me. On one hand, I could apply for an internship in Winston-Salem that would allow me to gain valuable insight into administrative work and prepare me for graduate school. However, on the other hand, I could travel to the Wild West and spend my summer building fences, carrying hay bales and sweating in the hot sun on a Hamlin Wade Colorado Dude Ranch. Staff Writer It may be more beneficial for my career path to work in an office and t absolutely terrifies me to admit learn about administrative strategies, this, but it’s true; I have been at the but I firmly believe that I would university more days than I have experience more growth and long-term remaining. benefits by heading west. Ask any upperclassmen and you’re sure We can all try our hardest to appease to get a response of fear and hesitation future employers by loading our or maybe even denial. None of us wish resumes. But it may be the intangibles to admit that we are slowly making our that really get us places in life. If I go way out of the world of the university with my heart and head west, who and beginning to prepare ourselves for knows the opportunities that may befall days without meal plans and free wireless me? I may learn new life skills, I’d have internet. As we continue to age, we begin to worry time to think and I’d have time to clear my head of the busy everyday college more and more about our futures and the life. Our lives are full of choices. work that we must do now to prepare for No matter which the job market. path you chose We pad our resumes Everyone wants to cushion to walk, be it an and work tirelessly to internship, a summer please “the man,” often their resumes, showing future journey around the more concerned with employers that we were too world or manual labor looking appealing on a in a remote town of piece of paper than living concerned with our futures to Colorado, you will a happy and interesting simply enjoy life. learn from it. life. I just hope that we I wish I could sit here don’t get too bogged and claim that I wasn’t down with pleasing others that we a slave to the resume, that I simply lived forget to take time to please ourselves. life to the fullest, never worrying about We spend all hours of the day trying the future and never spending late nights to please our professors, our mentors contemplating how to best utilize my and our friends. $200,000 education. Perhaps it’s time to make ourselves Yet, as my fellow classmates begin to line happy instead. up internships and summer plans, I find Maybe it’s time to take a step back myself being drawn more to my passions and decide what we really want. instead of my resume. Internships will always be there, jobs After the junior year of college, the buzz word for the summer is “internship”. will always be there, but we only live once and we only have a snapshot of Everyone wants to cushion their resumes, showing future employers that we were too time to do what we desire. So, I implore you to simply think. concerned with our futures to simply enjoy life. Friends must decide between spending Think about what you really want, not what your parents, your professors, your the summer in exotic far off places or spending the summer in a cubicle, pushing friends or what your academic adviser wants. paperwork and answering to a man who If at the end of the day you can truly cares little for your livelihood. be happy with the decision you’ve Perhaps it’s boyish revolt that is finally made, then you’ve made the right seeping into my brain, but I’ve recently choice. If it’s sitting at a desk or riding a decided that internships and resume horse, just make sure it’s right for you. building isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Don’t be afraid to step off of the Sure, there is worth in adding depth beaten path and look for your own to your resume and preparing yourself to ranch, wherever it may be. spend the next 50 years behind a desk, but I still think life experiences carry far Hamlin Wade is a junior political science more significance. In the end, it won’t major from Charlotte, N.C. matter where you spent the summer after

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“I could show you a list of maybe 20 to 30 parking tickets that I had last year, in my town, just by being a normal driver. I must have spent thousands of dollars.” - Joseph Darling, creator of Park Patrol, an iPhone application based in Australia which was designed to let users alert others when police officers are approaching cars.

“” “The world is a hotel and so as a parable, I show the world as a hotel, and this world we only have rented and we have to realize that we in this time fill up the whole world with garbage.” - H.A. Shult, a German sculptor, describing a newly built Madrid hotel which is constructed entirely out of recycled trash in an attempt to illustrate the rising amounts of trash on European beaches .

“” “People drink as much as they want. They drink till they burst.” - Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, explaining the rise of alcoholic consumption and its conflict with Turkey’s traditional secular values, and the resulting ban of public consumption that is currently being introduced.

“” “The suspects mistook the ashes for a drug. It was soon discovered that the suspects snorted some of the ashes believing they were snorting cocaine.” - A Marion County, Fla., sheriff, referring to a recent case in which several burglars, while breaking in a home to steal electronic equipment and jewelry, stole an urn containing the ashes of two dogs and a man, and then proceeded to snort the contents.


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Honoring Reagan shows hope for future

Birthday shows hope for bipartisanship

Seth Williford Senior columnist

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he 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth is Feb. 6. This week, USA Today took the opportunity to commemorate the life of a transformational president, receiving commentary from such varied sources as Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Sarah Palin and John Boehner. One common theme emerged among all of their writings — that is the indomitable optimism that

Reagan exuded. It will be no from the past. After a decade that surprise to those that know me when had seen the country shaken by I say that Reagan was one of our crises time and time again, Reagan’s finest presidents. legacy did not come from his policy His 1980 campaign, focused prescriptions, he explained to us. on Morning in America, aimed to Reagan’s greatness, according to wake the country from its chaotic her dad, was because he gave the disposition and remind Americans country optimism about a collective of the greatness of their country. future at a time when things simply This came could not have been through to me any gloomier. in a personal Civility is the way during high Reagan’s amiable demeanor new catchphrase for allowed him to respect those school. many following the Junior year, tragedy in Tucson. he disagreed with, and vice I took AP U.S. I said as much versa — is a vital part of making History and myself in my last government work. had a consistent column regarding study group. Representative We were Giffords. studying at a Our political friend’s house, frantically preparing past is littered with a decided lack for the looming AP exam. of civility, as politicians from the As we combed through the founding until today have been material, we reached the Iranian willing to use extreme rhetoric, often hostage crisis, and the 1980 election, harshly directed at opponents, freely. at which point her dad stopped us. Reagan is a shining example of Unprompted, he lectured us on someone who made the political life in the ‘70s. He said that Reagan’s process more civil. Sure, his speeches election was a significant departure were filled with barbs at his political

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with less than half the square-footage and crappy amenities in a lovely shade of puke-green from the 1960s. In addition to the monetary advantages of living in the South, there are a multitude of social advantages as well. In many of the bigger southern cities, there is a high percent of “transplants” from other parts of the country. Renee Slawsky Believe it or not, there are even people who Life editor have a more liberal stance on politics. In fact, North Carolina was once again a hen you imagine the South, what do hotly contested state in the 2010 elections, you think of? swinging slightly to the left, proving that the The answer is probably something South isn’t entirely super conservative like it along the lines of any of the following: people may seem. missing significant amounts of teeth, miles This infusion of north/midwestern/western upon miles of farmland, accents that are barely mixed with the “southern charm” can make for recognized as English, an obsession with guns, a very agreeable social setting. obesity, limited and sub-sufficient schooling, Whether it is going to the grocery store, bank, abundant patriotism and conservative voting movie theater or to a fancy dinner somewhere, patterns. The problem with all of this is that it in many southern cities you can easily is nothing but an antiquity of a stereotype. encounter an individualistic Northerner while As someone with roots in the northeast and also hearing a polite “Bye! Thank you!” from the the majority of family still living there, I have heard my fair share of slurs against southerners. southern bag boy. Overall, many of the larger to mid-size As I lived in the South for longer periods of southern cities have a melting time, I became afraid that pot of demographics that some of them were true. can make them enjoyable for But then I moved past While the university has strong people from any part of the the stereotype and saw country. what the South really was. history in a thick Southern Our own campus is pretty If you go to random heritage of tobacco and plantation close to a perfect example of rural towns in middlelife, the number of people from the this non-stereotypical type of of-nowhere N.C. or Northeast and other parts of the southern environment. Deliverance, Ala., then While the university has the chances of you finding country definitely overpowers the strong history in a very thick, stereotypical Southerners number of people from the South. traditional Southern heritage greatly increases. of tobacco and plantation Go to a city like life, the sheer number of Atlanta, Charlotte, Austin, people from the northeast, Nashville or Charleston midwest and even the west coast far overpowers and you are likely to find something entirely the number of people from the South. different, something that feels much closer to a Walking around campus, you can definitely metropolitan area. get a feel of the South in the Pit workers and While all of the larger cities in the South do janitorial staff but a very different feel from retain some of their “southern charm,” many most of the other students. of them have much more to offer than cities Overall, the South truly is so much more than elsewhere in the country. its stereotype. For example, the income taxes in many of There are plenty of people who happen to the southern states are either very low or nonhave a really nice mouthful of white teeth, just existent. In fact, the taxes are less in general on for starters. everything from gas to property. Many larger southern cities have a lot to offer This makes it a very attractive area to live in for a multitude of different people and shouldn’t for young families who perhaps don’t have the just be thrown out like the chitlins on a greased income to pay the bills that other cities put pan (obviously a reference to southern cooking). forth. While it may be hard to believe, the South In this way, many cities in the South provide doesn’t entirely live up to its often negative a cheaper way of living, without necessarily stereotypes, and that is definitely a good thing. sacrificing quality. For instance, a 4,000 sq. ft. house with nice, Renee Slawsky is a sophomore Russian and stainless steel amenities just outside of Raleigh political science major from Knoxville, Tenn. would cost an equivalent amount to a house

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opponents, but name a single elected politician who hasn’t at some point attacked the opposing party and its members? Instead, Reagan was quick with a smile, and respectfully engaged Democrats, which led to a close friendship with then Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. Despite their political differences, they were able to see each other as equals, both motivated by a desire to make America better. Reagan’s amiable demeanor allowed him to respect those he disagreed with, and vice versa, which is a vital part of making government work. Today, this sort of bipartisan camaraderie is in short supply. Increasingly, members of Congress are segregated by their parties, and make little effort to reach out to the other side, which makes any bipartisanship almost impossible. However, there is a glimmer of hope for more Reagan-style civility in the coming years. After a tragic event like the shooting in Arizona, we are quick

to rally together, and this was clearly the case at this year’s State of the Union. Eschewing the traditional split in seating by party, a number of members opted to literally walk across the aisle and pair up with a member of the other party to sit together. While such an act is laudable, it is only the first step in a long journey to reclaim mutual respect in Congress. It is not about agreeing on the issues. In fact, I would prefer that they duke it out when it comes to the issues they care about. No, it is about respecting the other members who come from a variety of political opinions, yet heard the common call to public service. Reagan’s centennial birthday could not have come at a better time for those who need an example of what our politics can and should be from now on. Seth Williford is a senior political science major from Wilson, N.C.

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Honor code deserves more consideration

Judicial system works to serve and protect students Courtlyn Reeves Guest columnist

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uring my college search, I distinctly remember this university standing out amongst other institutions because of its strong adherence to a community-based honor code. When orientation came around, the honor assembly was one of the most highly regarded sessions of the entire week. Then came the infamous ethics quiz, the notices on all syllabi and a few stern talks from professors on “syllabus day.” After the first two weeks on campus, it was clear that the university expected all of its students to embrace honor both in and out of the classroom. Two years later I joined the Board of Investigators and Advisers at the suggestion of the pre-law adviser. The “BIA” members both investigate cases brought before the university’s judicial system and advise accused students by helping them navigate the hearing processes. I loved advising accused students because it was a chance for me to help a usually distraught peer through a tough situation, and it was excellent practice for future law school experiences. While I thought I would be arguing about the fairness of the hearings or their alleged pre-determined outcomes, I can honestly say that I never sat through an unfair hearing. I made sure my advisees got a good deal and knew never to breach the honor code again. After representing students in some 60 cases, I was elected as the co-chairman of the Honor & Ethics Council. The HEC is the university’s chief hearing body which ensures that the university is truly “an institution of honor.” In this position, I preside over hearings just like a judge in a jury trial — ensuring that all hearing rules and regulations are followed and that all accused students’ voices are heard. I, along with sophomore James O’Connell, the

other co-chair, are confident that each hearing over which we have presided was completely adherent to the university’s code of conduct and the direction of university officials. I must say that the job brings to light some of the unfortunate truths of our campus community. First is the rumor mill that disseminates bad information about the judicial system. From Dean Holmes and Dean Cerutti to each and every single member of the HEC, we are all professionals and do our absolute best to keep your degree from being cheapened by a faulty judicial system that lets students slide by with community infractions. We take our jobs seriously, and we will do whatever it takes to keep our campus safe and fair for each student. If anyone should have concerns about our system, the Judicial Affairs office is a great resource to get those questions answered, instead of relying on hearsay. Another bothersome facet of my job is the caseload. While one can expect that underage drinking charges will run rampant on a college campus, and they most certainly do, the number of serious honor code violations — cheating, plagiarism, deception — at the university is simply appalling. Who is responsible for this high volume of cases and the mindsets of students who initiate them? Did high schools drop the ball? Did the university drop the ball? While the cause likely cannot be traced to one source, it is our duty to fully support the Honor Code and encourage those around us to serve it dutifully at all costs. It can be something as simple as ensuring that the cashier in the Pit truly swipes your card, encouraging appropriate conduct at the Saturday night party or even just showing your roommate how to correctly cite a paper. No matter the instance, we need to embrace honor as a beacon and a lifestyle. It’s time to tighten up the bolts and make our university exactly what it advertises — an institution of honor. Courtlyn Reeves is a senior political science major from Johnson City, Tenn.


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China’s prevalence should concern America

Standards differ from China to America

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hina has occupied much of the news in the past few weeks for two reasons. The first was Hu Jintao’s visit, the most important in years which is set to define AmericanChinese relations for the next thirty years. The second was an article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal by a Yale law professor named Amy Chua. The article, titled “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior,” is an excerpt from her parenting memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. If you have not read the article, do so before you continue this one. If you have read it you’ll know exactly why its so controversial — Chua admits to, among many other things, having

called her children “garbage” after a slip in academic performance and never permitting them a sleepover. The response to this article has been predictably outraged and energetic; tell a “Western parent” that their sensitive, self-esteem based approach to raising their children is inferior to the “Chinese” method of strict discipline and demanding excellence and you’ll probably be met with cries about Chinese parents producing robots instead of human beings. Chua is, in fact, not Chinese. She was born in Champaign, Illinois — a town 135 miles from Chicago — to parents who emigrated from the Philippines, though they were ethnically Chinese. She was raised in the West, teaches western law in a western university and values performance in western musical instruments, while demanding that her children excel in their western high schools. It is odd, then, to read from her about the superiority of the “Chinese” parenting style given that it is so obsessed with success in the West. Chua is flagrantly guilty of the inversion of a familiar intellectual sin — she has approached complex cultural differences in a highly generalized way. In just one excerpt from her book she commits both

Orientalism and Occidentalism by generalizing both about the Chinese culture and that of the West. The sting of Chua’s accusations of parental inferiority is all the more painful because they assert the superiority of the Chinese method. To a country obsessed with contrasting itself with China, being told that the Chinese have got it right on one of the most personal and important elements of life is a major slap in the face. Americans wary of China’s rise can admit that Chinese economic progress is impressive but always maintain the pride that American wealth was built in a democratic society which values the rights of the individual. China is the Other of the moment; it is a powerful country which will only see its power and clout expand in the 21st century. But like enemies past, China is also authoritarian, often brutal and willing to sacrifice individual rights (and often the oft-touted group and economic rights raised in defense of the Chinese record) in order to accomplish the state’s goal. A common refrain from the press conferences and released statements surrounding Hu’s visit by both American and Chinese sides is that China’s rise does not represent a threat to the current world order or

American interests. Clearly, just the opposite is the case — you’ll notice when David Cameron comes over for a visit neither leader spends much time discussing how the United Kingdom doesn’t pose a threat to the United States. But the “threat” from China is not a matter of direct security. Even if China desired the conquest of the United States, which is does not, the American nuclear arsenal (of nearly 10,000 warheads compared to China’s 240) and military budget (over ten times China’s) would make such an extreme thing totally unthinkable. China could represent a threat in terms of expanding influence into areas which had been more or less under American control. Recent arms and aid deals with countries like India, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea mean that the United States is up for the challenge. The real challenge with China is its rise acts as a statement to autocrats everywhere: with enough resources, pitiful labor laws and an attractive investment environment; a highly oppressive state can live on so long as it continues to make more people rich every year. Economic liberty used to be tied to political liberty. The Chinese example means this is no longer the

case. It is with this that Americans are most concerned. Many Americans can easily imagine a China inhabited by a billion Chua’s, all of whom pressure their children to achieve excellence but fail to produce full human beings. The result is a terrifying automaton eager to succeed at the expense of the easy-going American through a borderline psychotic work-ethic and single-mindedness. This is of course not the case. Chua probably raised fine children and China is a country of human beings, not overly programmed robots like some may think. The real challenge is a government which thinks a great deal like the admittedly exaggerated “Chinese mother” Chua presents. The Chinese state values global economic success before it values rights, freedoms, people or the environment. Despite its flagrant abuses, the rising standard of living in the country has kept the population (with notable exceptions) largely in line. Someone should have tipped of the Tunisians. Matt Moran is a junior history major from Pittsburgh, Penn.

Involvement requires Pledges struggle with recruitment stress sincerity

Resume-building needs to derive from actual interest Kevin Sullivan Guest columnist

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ecently my roommate referred to me as “one of those types.” Apparently he meant that I’m someone who gets involved with activities and clubs for the sake of building a resume. Although I contested the point, it made me think: how many people today just do things for the sake of their resume? With ever more competition between college students to acquire jobs, the resume becomes crucial. With many career advisors recommending a full page or two for a resume, many students probably feel the need to fill that blank sheet of paper with as much as they can. If you think about it, we have brought this upon ourselves. The college application process has kids as young as eighth grade involved in activities that will look great on college applications. This then translates to the next level. Granted, getting involved is great and worthwhile, but doesn’t the enthusiasm for each activity dull if students don’t have their whole heart invested in what they do? People shouldn’t be as concerned with filling that blank resume as much as they should be worrying about what makes them happy. Doing something that you enjoy can only cause you to do a better job at it. Contrastively, doing activities for the sake of just doing them takes away from your ability to do what you love and also means you are lying to yourself

when you put it down on your resume. Anybody can sign up for things to write down for their next employer to look at but that next employer will expect a superman/woman, like that packed resume suggests. I’m not saying don’t get involved, because I am a full believer in getting involved. However, I meet far too many people who complain about having packed schedules, when their sole motivation is, “ at least it will look good on paper.” That shouldn’t be people’s motivation. Value should be placed on how well things are done, not how many things one can do. Our college experience is too short to not be filled with the satisfaction of knowing we made the most of it by doing the things we genuinely wanted to do. Being mindful of the next step is great, but it shouldn’t consume your time here just to fill white space on that looming resume. The perfect balance should be the person who is involved for the pure gratification of what they are doing, and from there the resume should complete itself naturally. That person will be done with their time in college and be able to be that much more proud than the student who spent his or her time on “resume-building” activities. So while my roommate asked if I was one of those types, he found out that I am not. I’m always conscientious of my impeding job search like many other people at the university but that is not going to dictate my involvement on campus. Do things because you genuinely want to, not just to add more ink to a piece of paper. Kevin Sullivan is a sophomore history major from Morristown, N.J.

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daily, even if situations didn’t work out in our favor. Guys choose one fraternity to spend rush week with, maybe two, and can not venture to another. If a guy wants a bid, his best bet is to decide which fraternity to rush as soon as possible, and then spend all of his weekends and Wake Wednesdays there. Did every freshman guy out there get this memo in time? Doubtful. Girls also have the benefit of relying on backups. If a girl is not asked back to a certain sorority, she most likely still has options. Excluding the lucky few who stayed active at two frats all week and got away with it, guys never have fallbacks. If they do not receive a bid, game over. While it does feel miserable to be dropped from one’s desired greek organization, at least we girls have the opportunity to consider some of the many other options. I’m aware of a couple of fraternities that do tell the rushees when they are unlikely to receive a bid, and I commend these fraternities for doing so. A guy could spend his entire week thinking he was liked when the brothers decided “no” on day one. I don’t see the point in being fake to someone for a whole week, just to disappoint him later, when he doesn’t have a chance to get a bid anywhere else. For all the freshman boys who didn’t receive a bid, I’m sorry and best of luck if you decide to rush again in the fall. For all the guys that did receive bids last week, congratulations! So please, try not to kill yourself during these next few weeks of craziness and have a fun semester of driving. Just kidding!

s much as I would like to remember my recruitment week as “the worst week of my entire life” and be pitied for eternity, I have been humbled after learning from some of my guy friends how their recruitment experiences have been. I will allow myself to wallow in my sorrows one last time before I am to be forever silenced. We were told beforehand that rush was supposed to be “fun.” In actuality, nothing has made me feel so insecure. Girls would reflect on the day thinking of the great conversations and feeling genuinely liked, only to find out the next day that they were not wanted back. Worse, rejections were never explained. It was awful trying to fall asleep each night, when all you could do was wait. Let me be clear: I couldn’t be happier with the sorority I am in now! It was the process it took to get there that I would never choose to repeat. Girls are given a week dedicated exclusively to sorority recruitment. Guy rushees have additional stress since they rush during the first week of classes. They get to party every night of the week, but still have to attend class each day. If any current pledge has told you he’s gotten an adequate amount of sleep since classes have begun, he is most definitely a liar. There are two main reasons why girls’ rush is easier than guys. Choice and back-ups. The girls are given Maddy Rose is a freshman psychology major from the option to rank favorites and least favorites Raleigh, N.C.


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Of the seven “incoming” students interviewed for this article, four entered the university after completing two semesters at another institution. One student finished high school in the winter and entered the university this spring, one completed a semester at another school and one student completed four semesters. The reasons they were dissatisfied with their first choice ranged from academic to social to religious to geographical factors. For senior Jen Skovira, a biology major, Boston University’s science department did not offer the kind of specialized attention or resources she had hoped for. “I felt like B.U. professors in many major departments didn’t agree with each other on how to teach certain important materials and students got caught up in the discordance between professors. Here, professors communicate very effectively with not only each other but also with students, helping to build great faculty and student relationships,” Skovira said. She said that the university has lived up to the positive impression she received upon visiting. The university’s strong academics and the close-knit social community that comes from its small size were big appeals for junior finance major Emily Fecowicz,

who initially attended the Uni- university with more diversity of versity of Wisconsin-Madison. thought. For him, “religion was Her first semester, only two of too much of a central focus of her classes contained fewer than the college. For the most part 100 students, and one of them it seemed everyone believed had 79. “Because the school was the same thing,” Roe said. But so large I never saw my friends while he has been pleased with during the day. I would go from his decision to transfer, Roe does 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. without seeing not believe this is something he anyone I knew,” Fecowicz said. could have known about the uniShe transferred after only one versity beforehand. “I needed to s e m e s t e r, experience a andhasbeen complete lack pleased of diversity with her in thought to “We always work carefully decision. “I fully realize with folks who are considering love being how much I transferring out to see if there able to sought it,” he see people are any opportunities available said. I know For freshhere which might change their everywhere man Adam minds.” on campus Lee, transferand downing was more Perry Patterson town and Associate Dean for Academic Advising of a formalactually ity than an being able expression of to have dissatisfacpositions in extracurricular tion with another institution. groups — all the groups I joined Lee arrived at the university in Wisconsin had at least 200 after completing high school at members,” she said. Glendowie College in Auckland, Sophomore Courtney Buss- New Zealand. He was attracted man, an English major, also to the university because of the transferred from a large university tennis program and has been (Baylor University, undergradu- pleased with his experience so ate population: 12,000), seeking far. “I’ve been given a room in a university with a stronger sense South Hall which is not bad at of community. all. I was always told Wake Forest After a year at Samford Univer- is a great place. People told me sity, junior Chuck Roe, a biol- that the facilities are amazing and ogy major, transferred to seek a it’s true, they are,” he said.

Jermyn Davis, current university fellow in the office of the president, transferred from Juilliard, where he played double bass, after his freshman year. “I enjoyed music, but it was not something I wanted to do as a profession,” Davis said. “I realized this the summer before freshman year, but I worried I was just getting cold feet.” On his second try, Davis did not apply to any of the schools he had applied to as a senior. He considered the university both because of its academic reputation and because of its location. “Coming in, I knew I wanted to be ingratiated with the student body as quickly as possible,” said Davis, who joined mock trial, student government and gospel choir. He became student body president his junior year and a student trustee his senior year. “I genuinely enjoyed the experience at Juilliard, but I knew it was too specific for what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” he said. Davis recalled how the other transfer students were a source of community when he first arrived at the university. “Even after they have been at the university for a couple of years, they still make an effort to reach out to new transfer students.” Students who transfer in for the fall are assigned to separate advising groups during orientation,

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Construction crews work to finish the new admissions center to attract more students to campus. with student advisors who are former transfer students. “We try to be extra conscious of the social needs of transfer students,” Perry Patterson, associate dean for academic advising, said. The spring transfer students go through a truncated orientation when they arrive in January. Patterson noted that there is a typical cycle of first-year students who consider transferring during their first semester, but once they acquaint themselves with the routine of forming friendships and adjusting to the academic expectations of college, they often decide to stay. “We always work carefully

with folks who are considering transferring out to see if there are any opportunities available here which might change their minds,” Patterson said. The university’s high freshman retention rate speaks for its ability to deliver on the expectations of those who choose to attend straight out of high school. Although the range of programs and social opportunities do not meet every student’s requirements, the university’s selling points: small class size, engaged faculty and gorgeous setting, encourage many students to stay, and attract others to join.

Res. Life seeks RAs Award honors service By Rob Byrd | Staff writer

Residence Life and Housing is accepting applications for Resident Adviser (RA) positions for the subsequent fall semester until Feb. 2. Any full-time undergraduate student with a 2.50 cumulative GPA and good disciplinary standing with the university is eligible to apply; however, the decision of whether to apply should not be taken lightly. There are many perks to an RA position, but these campus leaders carry a range of responsibilities as well. Both benefits and timeconsuming commitments characterize this leadership experience. “I’ve come to see the Resident Adviser role as the on-campus student Imboden leadership position par excellence. Personally, I’m always impressed by the way Resident Advisers work through the challenges of needing to not just ‘talk the talk,’ but also ‘walk the walk,’ on a daily basis,” Matt Imboden, assistant director of residence education, said. According to the application, which can be found on the Residence Life and Housing website, the position should be the Resident Adviser’s primary non-academic activity on campus. Of the benefits, the most well-known are that all Resident Advisers live in single rooms at no cost as part of their compensation package. They also receive a monthly stipend.

For senior Christina Sandidge, an RA in Luter Hall, the benefits go far beyond the money. “What I really enjoy is the direct relationships that I’m able to develop with my residents,” Sandidge said. “I take pride in being a resource and ensuring their safety within the residence hall.” Perhaps less well-known are the programs that Residence Life and Housing has instituted to help their RAs excel. “We try and work hard to provide special opportunities specifically to RAs which help them to build on and develop their innate leadership abilities,” Imboden said. “These include international exchange opportunities with RA’s on other campuses, student leadership conferences, internal advisory boards and leadership positions.” So while the advantages are numerous, there are major challenges, among them: the competitive application process. “So many people apply,” Sandidge said. “It’s really important to stand out and show them why you’re passionate about it.” Sandidge also warns that the around-theclock accountability is not the right fit for everyone. “There is such a great responsibility. You can’t clock in and clock out. You’re always somewhat present, which is invaluable leadership experience.” Imboden agreed. “The potential for self-improvement and personal development in the RA role is limitless, and students can truly get out of it what they put into it,” he said.

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Foundation. The proposal was submitted at the end of the sumOn Jan. 5, the Carnegie Foun- mer and included descriptions dation for the Advancement of and examples of community Teaching recognized the uni- outreach projects. “In order to be selected, instituversity for its tradition of community engagement. The award, tions had to provide descriptions called the 2010 Community and examples of institutionalized Engagement Classification, was practices of community engagegiven to 115 U.S. colleges and ment that showed alignment universities. It is a top honor for among mission, culture, leaderthe university and ranks it as one ship, resources and practices,” explained the of only 311 foundation’s schools to at“The award reflects the notion website. tain the clasThe universification. of Pro Humanitate found in the sity was one Steven university motto.” of 305 inVirgil, direcSteven Virgil stitutions to tor of the Institute for Public Engagement apply for the Institute for award, which Public Enis very comgagement and a professor of law, said that petitive and considered to be the “the award reflects the notion of gold standard of collegiate recPro Humanitate found in the ognition in the U.S. 61 of the selected universities university motto and recognizes how central public engagement are public institutions and 54 are private. is to Wake Forest.” Other institutions to receive The honor recognizes the institutional commitment to com- the honor include the University of Southern California, the munity service. In order to apply, faculty lead- University of Notre Dame and ers began by identifying public Cornell University. This was the first time the uniengagement across the university before creating a 40 page pro- versity has applied for the award, posal to submit to the Carnegie presented every five years.

“In the report, the university identified a broad range of all our work with public engagement and specifically, mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices that align with community engagement,” Virgil said. Students are actively engaged with the community through a number of programs. Each break, the Volunteer Service Corps organizes community service trips to places such as New Orleans, South Africa, India and more. Local elementary students are invited to campus each fall and spring for Project Pumpkin and D.E.S.K, both examples of other outreach programs. “Community engagement provides a new avenue for the university scholars and leaders to connect their work to a community need,” Virgil said. According to the Carnegie Foundation, community engagement is seen as “the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”

Director appointed to lead new Humanities Institute By Samantha Hoback | Staff writer

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Mary Foskett, associate professor of religion, worked with her colleagues for years to design the new Humanities Institute.

Three and a half years of hard work and long hours will soon pay off for Professor Mary Foskett, the first director of the university’s new Humanities Institute. The Institute was formally established last October to support interdisciplinary scholarship, research initiatives and education in the humanities. “With the establishment of the Humanities Institute and the Challenge Grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities now in place, Wake Forest is putting into place the infrastructure and support for a permanent Humanities Institute that will support innovative and collaborative Humanities research and creative activity at the university,” Foskett said. Foskett, an associate professor of religion, grew up in Long Island, N.Y., attended New York University before receiving her master of arts in divinity from Union Theological Seminary and her Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins from Emory University. She has worked at the university since 1997. Foskett and her faculty executive committee have spent the last three years laying the ground work for the Institute. David Phillips, associate professor of humanities, and Dean Franco, associate professor of English, have been with Foskett since the beginning.

“We hatched the plans for the Humanities Institute about three years ago, initially proposing something more modest and focused,” Franco said. “Working with faculty and really assessing what we needed here in order to stimulate humanities research, we decided we needed something large, broad and permanently endowed.” In addition to a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, funding for the Institute came from donations which allowed the university to match the grant threefold for a total of $2 million. To celebrate the founding of the Humanities Institute, Foskett and her team have organized a two-day symposium in March, including a keynote address by Edward Ayers, historian and president of the University of Richmond and a talk by Stanley Fish, New York Times columnist and professor of humanities and law at Florida International University. “I expect the Humanities Institute to develop programs in the spirit of our motto, ‘Pro Humanitate,’ cultivating and disseminating the humanities on and beyond campus,” Franco said. From guest speakers to student-faculty research projects, the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary work can only benefit from the new Institute. “We thought, why not find a way to support regular, ongoing collaboration

right here at the university and let all that great intellectual energy stimulate and foster greater community on campus?” Foskett said. “Questions raised in the humanities make visible the relationships and structures that we often move through in our daily lives as if they were invisible,” Sally Barbour, professor of romance languages, said. Barbour is also a member of the Institute’s faculty executive committee. “Questions raised by the humanities bring into relief the complexities and the wonder of our relationships with others, with ourselves, with the society we live in and the world we share across various boundaries,” she said. The Humanities Institute is not meant strictly for faculty research. Special events, like guest speakers and collegiate seminars, bring faculty and students together in regular co-curricular activities throughout the semester. “The seminars advance students’ work in the humanities, allow students to pursue academic interests that might not yet have curricular support and strengthen the intellectual community of faculty and students on campus,” Foskett said. “The humanities are those fields of knowledge — literature, religion, history and philosophy — which are germane to all majors on campus,” Franco said. “They are important to all the jobs we may be trained to do and give us the courage to be the human beings that we long to be.”


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Student Technology Council revitalizes IS plan By McKenna Begin | Staff writer

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John Track, a university fellow, presides over a meeting of the STC.

The language of technology may not be comprehensible to all, but the university Student Technology Council (STC) has sought to close the gap between the technologically savvy and illiterate. The council aims to ensure that Information Systems (IS) can hear students’ concerns about technology on campus and assist IS in addressing these issues. The STC was also responsible for making the transition from Web Mail to Gmail. “Previously, we’d have to mark an e-mail as unread if we wanted to read it on a computer other than our own,” John Track, a 2012 graduate and university fellow who works closely with IS and is responsible for the council’s coordination, said. “It’s

now easy to access Wake Forest mail on any computer and even on mobile devices.” Free updates of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, replacing Windows Vista and Office 2007, for sophomores and seniors, are also available thanks to the council. For those students who are looking for a release from homework, the council offers a tutorial on how to make the games folder visible. “If students want answers or want to change anything at Wake Forest related to technology, the Student Technology Council is the best place for them to come,” Track said. The council is a new development, created only two years ago after an Executive Action Committee had been formed in Student Government to conference on technology issues. Students

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this year have come to the STC and asked for more high definition television channels, and now, IS has submitted a capital campaign request for the funding to provide this service for students, and that decision is pending approval. The group is also working toward improving wireless connectivity on campus. The STC’s leadership is new to this kind of organization, as the presidency lies with unanimously elected freshman Jay Sehgal. “Jay’s verve energizes the group,” Track said. Sehgal remains optimistic about the future of the STC. “I hope to expand our membership so that more students’ concerns can be heard and more ideas and projects to improve our campus can be formulated,” Sehgal said. Both Track and Sehgal emphasize the importance of student par-

ticipation in furthering technological innovation at the university and in the greater community. Meetings are attended by the Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost for Technology and Information Systems Rick Matthews and Deputy Chief Information Officer Nancy Crouch, so the concepts idealized by the council are truly heard by school officials with real power to affect change and improvements. The STC plans to meet bimonthly starting on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in Benson 344F. Appealing to the technological networking employed by college students, the group has created a Facebook group and Google site, where interested students can check out council updates and R.S.V.P. to group meetings (to ensure that there is enough pizza to go around).


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{ NATIONAL STAGE } West Virginia basketball player quits during game On Jan. 23, during West Virginia’s 56-46 win against South Florida, sophomore forward Danny Jennings left the game on his own accord midway through the second half. According to numerous reports, Jennings left the Mountaineers’ bench without a reason and did not return for the remainder of the game. The 6-foot-8 Jennings is a scholarship player at West Virginia. West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins had little to say about the incident following the game, and asked to move on when questioned about it. Despite being a player that sees little game time and only averages two points per game, this is not the first time Jennings has been in the spotlight. In a Nov. 22 game, his jersey was misspelled, instead reading, “Jeninnings.”

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By Gary Pasqualicchio | Sports editor Over the last 10 years, NFL fans have seen the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals make their first Super Bowl appearances. Thankfully for NFL purists, Super Bowl XLV is a bit of a return to normalcy. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, two of the NFL’s most successful and oldest franchises will battle for the title Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Tex. The aforementioned “one and done” Super Bowl “flashes in the pan” put together great seasons to reach the big game. But none of them has repeated the feat since. Changes at quarterback, head coach and in the front office – not to mention damaging free agency - have disrupted any championship progress the franchises had previously made. But the Steelers and Packers each understand the old league adage that consistency breeds winning. Green Bay snagged the sixth and final seed in the NFC with a 10-3 win over rival Chicago in

the season’s last week while Pittsburgh clinched a first round bye and the AFC’s second seed by throttling the Browns in Cleveland 41-9. The Pack pulled off upsets in Philadelphia and Atlanta before winning a final road game, in which they were actually favored, topping the Bears again, 21-14. They will attempt to become the second sixth seed in NFL history to win the Super Bowl, a feat achieved only by (ironically enough), the Steelers. Pittsburgh took care of their business as favorites, coming back to beat rival Baltimore at Heinz Field in the Divisional Round and hanging on to beat Rex Ryan’s foot-in-mouth Jets 24-19 the following week. They will look to win their third title in six years and become a modern-era dynasty comparable to the New England Patriots. But regardless of the two teams’ different roads to Dallas throughout the 2010-11 season, they have each come a long way in the last nine months.

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Staff Predictions Matt Poppe: 27-21, Green Bay. The Packers are on a roll in the playoffs. With all that momentum plus a dominant quarterback in Aaron Rodgers who is playing better than ever before, it will be hard for the Steelers to stop them. Steven Johns: 27-20, Pittsburgh. The Steelers defense is good enough to stop the high-powered Packer offense. The balanced attack of Pittsburgh will prevail in the end. Matt Hayes: 28-20, Green Bay. Both teams relied mostly on their running games and defense last week to stamp their tickets to the Super Bowl. I see Rodgers bouncing back and leading the Pack to their fourth Super Bowl Championship. Nick Saponara: 28-20, Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense on turf is something to be feared; just ask the Falcons. This is news because they play in the arctic all year. I see Clay Matthews and the defense making a few big stops when it matters and pulling it out.

Deacs show fight in home loss to Duke Australia opens tennis season By Nick Saponara | Contributing writer

sophomore C.J. Harris hit another at the 16-minute mark to give the Deacs an 11-8 lead on the Blue Devils. “We wanted to come out here and show people we can fight,” McKie said. Despite the good three-point shooting, the Blue Devils were able to hang with the Deacons, tying the game at 11. Wake Forest then went on a 5-2 run capped by a McKie three-point play. The game then saw a complete turnaround as Duke went on a 12-1 run to erase the Deacs’ lead. Wake Forest began to struggle on the offensive end as well experiencing a drought of 9.5 minutes without a field goal.

Australia: the “Great Outback.” For centuries, this lonely Pacific continent was known mostly for its kangaroos, cuddly koala bears and desolate outback. However, in 1905 the greatest British, Australian and New Zealand stars of tennis descended Down Under to Warehouseman’s Cricket Grounds in Melbourne for an inaugural event, known as the Australiasian Championships. The event has come a long way, turning into a grand tennis tournament that would eventually became one of the four major “Grand Slams” in 1924. Ever since then, each year tennis’ best players have returned to the sweltering heat of Australia, often battling the 110 degree temperatures as much as one another. This year’s Australian Open offers up history once again, bringing about very little change from what has become the norm in Australia. ATP No. 1 Rafael Nadal entered Melbourne in search of his fourth consecutive major victory, having won last year’s French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open following a quarterfinals withdrawal Down Under due to a quadriceps injury. Many had noted that if Nadal were to win this year’s Aussie, it would have been similar to completing the renowned calendar Grand Slam, winning each major in one calendar year. Tennis great Rod Laver, who twice completed the calendar Grand Slam and for whom the main arena in Melbourne is named, has come forth and noted that even if Nadal were to win this year’s Australian, it would not be the same as the calendar Grand Slam. Whichever position you take, it

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senior on the roster: four year letter winner Emilee Malvehy ITA team ranking for the Demon Deacons ITA doubles ranking for Kayla Duncan and Kathryn Talbert

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Wake Forest women’s tennis sophomore Kathryn Talbert led her team to a 6-1 victory over Winthrop in the Deacs’ first dual match of the year. Ta l b e r t teamed with junior Kayla Duncan at first doubles for an 8-5 win over the No. 87 team in the nation. Talbert Talbert and Duncan are ranked No. 14 nationally by the ITA. The Mooresville, N.C. native clinched the match for Wake Forest with a 6-4, 6-1 win.

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Freshman guard J.T. Terrell holds off Duke senior Nolan Smith on his way to the rim in the Deacons’ Jan. 22 loss to the Blue Devils. By Matt Poppe | Sports editor

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For just the second time this season, Wake Forest hosted an ACC opponent at the Joel Coliseum when they took on the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils on Jan. 22. The ACC matchup put the Deacs up against the former No. 1 team in the country and a squad that was averaging nearly 86 points per game, good for fourth best in the NCAA. Unfortunately, offense has been hard to come by as of late for the Demon Deacons. Wake Forest has lost its last four games by an average of 26 points, only scoring an average of 57 points per game. This includes their loss to Georgia Tech on Jan. 19 where the Deacs put up their lowest

point total in 52 seasons with just 39 points. However, Wake Forest has been dominant against the Blue Devils in recent years. The Deacs had won five of the last six meetings with Duke at the Joel Coliseum with the last Blue Devil victory coming on Jan. 8, 2006. A crowd of over 14,000 including an energized student section witnessed the Deacons take the floor with a confidence unseen in recent games. Freshman Carson Desrosiers gave Wake Forest its first lead of the game just 30 seconds in when he hit a huge three-pointer. Just two minutes later, freshman Travis McKie knocked down a three of his own to give the Deacs the lead as the Joel Coliseum exploded with cheers. Wake Forest’s threepoint barrage was not over yet as


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Kayla Duncan By Calais Zagarow | Staff writer Junior Kayla Duncan, a transfer from TCU, returned to her hometown of WinstonSalem, N.C. to join the women’s tennis team this past fall. An All-Mountain West honorree in singles and doubles and Academic All-Mountain West selection in 2010, Duncan adds depth and experience to the Wake Forest lineup. She and doubles partner Kathryn Talbert were ranked No. 14 in the ITA in doubles in the preseason. Duncan will play first doubles and third singles for the Demon Deacs. Duncan talks about influences on her tennis career, why she made the decision to transfer back home and what her athletic and life goals are moving forward. What is your earliest memory of playing tennis? When I was two-years-old, my mom got me a Mickey Mouse racket for Christmas. I don’t actually remember it, but we have a lot of pictures. It is the cutest racket I have ever seen. I’ve been playing in tennis tournaments since I was eight-years-old though and there are a lot of memories when I look back. Who had the greatest influence on your early tennis career? My mom, for sure. Earlier on in my career, she was my coach. She really helped me a lot and still does to this day. When I was around 11, she had me go to different coaches because we started to fight a lot. It was good though because she has still had such a major influence on my tennis. She has greatly affected my attitude on the court. How was your experience in being recruited to play tennis at the university level? It was great! Coaches start recruiting you around sophomore year of high school. They start sending you mail, but aren’t allowed to contact you on the phone until July 1 of your senior year. Once that date hits, coaches start contacting and calling you every week. I originally went to TCU, Virginia Tech and College of Charleston along with unofficial visits to other places like Duke and Wake Forest. The whole recruiting process and coming to university to play is a lot of fun. It’s a different experience, kind of scary at first. However, when you figure out what the right place is, you just know.

Personal Profile Birthdate: 8/13/90 Year: Junior Former School: Texas Christian University Hometown: Winston-Salem, N.C. Awards and Titles: TCU Female Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9, 2009; All-Mountain West singles and doubles honoree in 2010; Academic All-Mountain West selection Career Record: 52-27 (singles); 49-23 (doubles) Personal: Mother played tennis at Purdue University; plans on pursuing a career in medicine

Why did you opt to come to WinstonSalem to play for Wake Forest? I wanted to be close to my family because my father has cancer. It made me realize

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how important my family really is to me. I just didn’t like being that far away all the time and not being able to stay in contact with my family that well. I was also feeling like everything wasn’t fitting. It was a feeling I had in my gut; TCU just wasn’t the place for me anymore. It was a difficult process and it was not easy to tell my teammates that I was leaving. But overall, I’m so glad that I did. How has the transition both as a student and an athlete been from TCU to Wake? The academics are definitely tougher. I enjoy it though. I love my classes and professors. The classes are smaller than TCU because they have about 9,000 students there. At Wake, I feel like the teachers are more hands-on and I know my professors better. The athletic department has been great. Jane Caldwell, my advisor, helped me so much with transferring and adjusting. Everyone in athletics is willing to help and answer any questions I have. They’re always willing to accommodate me in some way. As a Winston-Salem native, how do you feel about all of the tennis tournaments coming to the Triad in the future? We have had the Davis Cup here before and now the (Winston-Salem Open) will be here next summer. It’s going to be awesome. Don Flow, the head of Winston-Salem Professional Tennis, does a good job of bringing tournaments into the area. It will also be really good for the university because we’re going to have a really nice facility built for the tournament. It’s so exciting because it will be ready by my senior year. It will also attract a lot of recruits because the facility will show how serious we are about the sport. What do you view to be your greatest accomplishment in tennis so far? In juniors, it definitely would be winning the Gold Ball, which is a big deal. It’s one of the most prestigious trophies you can win. In my very last tournament at the Girl’s U-18 Super-National Clay Courts, I won the doubles with my partner. That was really exciting then, but, this past April, TCU was in the Mountain West Conference Finals Tournament and getting into the NCAA was on the line. My team was at three-all and I was the last match and at six-all in the third. I ended up winning the match after four hours. It was so stressful and I was shaking the entire third set, but I pulled it off. What do you believe is your greatest accomplishment outside of tennis? My senior year, I went on a mission trip to Costa Rica with my senior class and I was changed by it. Going there was awesome because I saw these kids who didn’t

speak English, but still wanted to communicate with us. One little girl followed me around and when I left she said, “Te Amo.” I almost cried because she had no idea that she lived in terrible poverty. It makes me want to go to similar countries and do more because it was so difficult to watch. What sort of hobbies or interests do you have outside of tennis? I love to scrapbook. During my senior year, my school did a thing called ‘Winterim’ for two weeks and I took a scrapbooking class. I’ve just really become a fan of it. I don’t have that much time to do it, but I get to during the summer months. It’s a lot of fun because I have many pictures from traveling and everything. It’s nice to be able to document it. What are your goals for the rest of your collegiate tennis career? I want to be an All-American in both singles and doubles, but it most likely will happen in doubles. My partner, Kathryn Talbert, and I just received a 14th place ranking in the country. I’m hoping that if we have that ranking, then we’ll be able to be in the Top 10 at the end of the season and get All-American automatically. My biggest goal is to win the NCAA Tournament. Will you continue your tennis career after you graduate from the universiy? I thought about it last year, but it takes a lot out of you. You’re traveling all the time and you’re alone a lot. It would be fun to travel to all of these countries, but getting started on my Ph.D. seems like the best option. In all honesty, I’m more excited about that than going on the professional tennis circuit. I love tennis. I love playing. I love being in the college atmosphere and on a team. But when you’re out of college, it’s not a team anymore. You’re by yourself. What do you plan to do once you graduate from the university? I am a chemistry major and want to do research with drugs. I’m leaning toward getting a Ph.D. in chemistry so that I can do more of the research side of things. There are tons of diseases that there aren’t any development for because, even if there are drugs, you can’t really get the drugs to the people. My experience in Costa Rica made me want to look into that type of research so that I can try to help the types of people that I met. I don’t really know; there are so many great possibilities out there for me.

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was shocking to see Nadal’s quest for a fourth straight major end as he was upset in the quarterfinals by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Nadal’s health was in question throughout the match as he injured his hamstring in the first set of a straight set loss. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic plan to fill the void left by Nadal failing to complete the “Rafa Slam.” The pair will meet in the semifinals for a chance

to face the winner of Ferrer and Andy Murray. The mercurial Scotsman underachiever is searching for his first Grand Slam title. On our side of the pond, the United States once again suffered from a lack of talent in this year’s open. Andy Roddick, forced to carry the torch for any American hope, fell to Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets in the fourth round. This follows disappointing fourth and second round exits in Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, respectively, where Roddick was among the favorites to win.

Other young Americans Sam Querry and John Isner failed to make the second week of the tournament, while former American fan favorite James Blake is not participating this year due to injury. A native Australian male has not won the tournament since 1976. In the start of the open era, the tournament was seemingly dominated by natives, with Rod Laver winning in 1969, Ken Rosewall in both 1971 and 1972, John Newcombe in 1973 and 1975, and Mark Edmondson in 1976. With Lleyton Hewitt and teenager Bernard

Tomic bowing out early, the Aussie hope was extinguished. Many Aussies focused their attention on the women’s side and Sam Stosur, the fifth seed in this year’s tournament, but Stosur was upset by Petra Kvitova in the third round. Favorites on the women’s side included world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, still in search of her first major, Vera Zvonareva, Kim Clijsters, who recently rejuvenated her career, and Maria Sharapova, who has been playing well lately following missing parts of 2008 and 2009 with shoulder

surgery. The former three have reached the semifinals along with Li Na. Serena Williams never entered the tournament due to injury, while her sister Venus exited in the third round – yet another victim of the string of tennis injuries as of late. For those tennis fans out there, it is nice to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that tennis season is back on. Whether you’re a fan of the men’s game or the women’s, singles or doubles, there will be much excitement Down Under over the next couple of weeks, and even more storylines to watch for.

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L.D. Williams and Chas McFarland on NBDL All-Star Ballot

Ron Wellman Fan Forum date moved to Jan. 28

On Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 the university field hockey program will host a clinic for field hockey players of all ages. The Feb. 20 clinic runs from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The Feb. 27 clinic runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for middle schoolers and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m for high schoolers. The clinic is intended to help players with improving speed and agility, offseason preparation strategies, hitting the ball harder and more. The deadlines to sign-up are Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. To register for either clinic or to ask additional questions, contact Roz Ellis at raellis02@ gmail.com.

Former Wake Forest basketball players L.D. Williams and Chas McFarland have both been listed on the All-Star Ballot for the NBA Development League. Williams (guard) and McFarland (center) are currently teammates on the Springfield Armor NBDL team. McFarland is averaging 10.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in 17 games played this year. Williams is averaging 10.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 23 games played thus far. Additionally, Williams was the winner of the NBDL Slam Dunk Competition on Jan. 12 with a windmill dunk from off the side of the backboard.

On Jan. 28 at 12 p.m., Wake Forest Athletic Director Ron Wellman will host a Fan Forum. Wellman will discuss the changes to BB&T Field, the Wake Forest Baseball Park and the new tennis center. In addition, students are welcome to ask any questions that they have regarding Wake Forest athletics. If fans have questions that they want answered but are unable to attend the conference, they are encouraged to visit wakeforestsports.com. On this webpage, students are able to view the conference live. There is also an “Ask the AD” link where people can click and send in their own questions.


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Track and field dominate at Hokie Inv. By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer

The Wake Forest men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their indoor success in the Hokie Invitational hosted in Blacksburg, Va. on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22. On the first night of the event, junior Alex Hill had a great performance in the 60 meter hurdles with a personal best time of 8.72 seconds. In the one mile run, senior Marcus Dillon was the sole Deacon competing and finished second in his heat and ninth overall at 4:15.24. The core four of sophomore Nate Guthals, junior Thomas Morrison, sophomore Tom Finneran and sophomore Anthony Marois competed in the 4x800 meter relay Hill for the first time this season and finished in 7:44.90, earning fourth place. In the pole vault, sophomore Trey Blanton marked 15-4 to grab second place in the event, as well as his second consecutive finish in the top 10. For the women, freshman Mytoia Gathings was one-hundredth of a second shy of breaking the school record in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.79 seconds. Teammates junior Erin Brooks and sophomore Anneve

Waith also competed in the event and finished in 8.14 and 8.15, respectively. In the 60 meter hurdles preliminaries, sophomore Gwen Ricco finished first for the Deacons at 9.11 seconds, followed by freshman Erika Martin at 9.33 seconds and by sophomore Maddy Ricco at 9.54 seconds. In her first collegiate performance, freshman Nicole Irving competed in the one mile run, finishing second in her heat and 12th overall at 5:11.75. In the 600 meter run, junior Molly Binder won her heat with a strong time of 1:36.86, followed by teammate freshman Allison Johnson who finished in ninth place with a time of 1:38.14. In the weight throw, junior Carmen Green was Wake Forest’s only representative in the event and took 18th place with a throw of 45-6.5 On Jan. 22, there was a standout performance by freshman Hiter Harris in the 200 meter dash. Harris ran a time of 23.17 seconds and was closely followed by teammate junior Kevin Smith at 23.28 seconds. “In high school, I could be successful, because I worked harder than everyone else. In college, everyone is working just as hard, so that means I have to step my game up to another level,” Harris said. “As for my goals this season, I just want to get plenty of experience at this level and continue to show improvement. I also want to prove that I can compete on the Division I level as a freshman.”

In the distance medley relay, Wake was represented by the “A-team” of Nate Guthals, Alex Hill, Anthony Marois and Thomas Morrison, who finished in sixth place with a time of 10:10.12. The “B-team” of sophomore Jake Graham, junior Scott McCullough, sophomore Tom Finneran and senior Tom Divinnie submitted a time of 10:22.56. Hill established a new personal record in the shot put with a throw of 38-7.75 feet, good for 23rd place. Hill was followed by freshman Nate Wooten in 24th place with 37-7.75 feet. Three Deacons competed in the 200 meter dash for the women, including senior Nicole Castronuova in 23rd place with 25.27 seconds, Gathings came close behind with 25.36 seconds and sophomore Anneve Waithe with a new personal record time of 27.48 seconds. Finishing within one second of each other in the 800 meter dash, sophomore Casey Fowler and freshman Caitlin Hartnett placed 11th and 13th respectively with times of 2:19.71 and 2:20.24. In the long jump, junior Erin Brooks jumped 17-8.25 feet to take 16th place, while freshman Phoebe Kershaw made her first event appearance with a jump of 15-11 feet. The Demon Deacons will next appear in the JRF Combined Events Invite in Clemson, S.C. on Jan. 28 and Jan 29.

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Junior Sarah Brobeck prepares for a throw in the shot put. Brobeck’s throw of 12.23 meters put her in 13th place on Jan. 22.

Deacons hit ten three-pointers in overtime loss By Riley Johnston | Staff writer

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Junior Secily Ray sprints down the court in the Deacs’ overtime loss to Clemson. Ray is averaging 6.6 points per game on the season.

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacon women’s basketball team stumbled to two straight losses in the past week. The Deacons lost at No. 11 UNC-Chapel Hill 71-56 on Jan. 20, and fell to the Clemson Tigers 77-73 in overtime on Jan. 23 at the Joel. With the two losses, the Deacons’ record falls below .500 to 10-11, 1-4 in the ACC. In the Jan. 20 loss against the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels (173, 3-2 in the ACC), freshman guard Chelsea Douglas led the team for the second straight game with 16 points. Junior guard Brooke Thomas chipped in 10 points and five rebounds. Junior forward Secily Ray struggled from the field, making just two of nine shots, but she led the team in rebounds with 11. The Deacs were unable to stop Tar Heel senior guard Italee Lucas, who scored a game high 20 points, and also dished out three assists. The team got off to a slow start, falling behind 12-2 at the 15:33 mark. Coach Mike Petersen took a timeout to calm down the team, and it worked with the Deacs getting four straight points leading up to the media timeout. UNC-Chapel Hill then blew the game wide open with a 20-8 run, to take a 32-14 lead with 4:55 left in the half. The Deacs then managed to cut the lead to 36-22 by the half.

Any hope that the Deacs had of a second half comeback were dashed early, as the Tar Heels quickly pushed the lead to 20 points at 45-25. From that point forward, there were a few mini-runs, but the Demon Deacons were never able to seriously put the game into question, as the 71-56 final score indicated. On Jan. 23, the Deacs welcomed the Clemson Tigers to Winston-Salem, as they looked to put the game in Chapel Hill behind them. In what has become a recent theme with the women’s team, the Deacons looked great in the first half. Riding sophomore guard Lakevia Boykin’s career day in the first half, the Deacs led by as many as 13, before taking a 3726 lead at halftime. Boykin had 22 points, including 17 in the first half, on five of 11 shooting from behind the three-point arc. “Coach Petersen pulled me aside after the Georgia Tech and UNC games and told me to be more aggressive because he had a lot of faith in me,” Boykin said. “That really helped me relax in the game against Clemson and focus on the rim.” Clemson came out of the gates strong in the second half, and cut the lead to 38-37 just two minutes in. Just like the previous few games, this contest had multiple runs and droughts. The Deacs have shown an ability to play with any team in the ACC for certain stretches, but seem to have costly lapses after halftime.

The Deacs stretched the lead back out to 56-46 on a layup by Thomas, but then allowed the Tigers to have a 14-0 run and take a four point lead. With 33 seconds left, the Deacons re-took the lead 63-62 on a layup by senior forward Brittany Waters. On the other end of the floor, the Deacs sent Clemson to the line, where they made one out of two shots to tie it up. A last-second jumper by Thomas to win the game did not fall, so the teams headed into overtime. Overtime went back and forth, but Clemson finally pulled away with a critical offensive rebound off a missed free throw with under 10 seconds left to win 7773. “Our lapses have really come when we take the foot off the pedal,” Boykin said. “We have to learn how to play to win for 40 minutes instead of playing not to lose when we get a lead.” In addition to Boykin’s 22 points, sophomore center Sandra Garcia scored 13 points, and pulled down six rebounds. Wake Forest is off until Jan. 28, when they head to College Park to take on the No. 14 Maryland Terrapins. The Terrapins are coming off of an 88-65 thrashing of UNCChapel Hill on Jan. 20. “I am excited about playing Maryland on Friday,” Boykin said. “We know that they are a very good team, and they really beat UNC pretty bad.” Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. at the Comcast Center.

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The Packers, stinging from a 51-45 Wild Card Round loss to Arizona last year, lost one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, defensive lineman Aaron Kampman, to free agency and lost their leading rusher, Ryan Grant, to an ankle injury in the first week of this season. The Steelers had bigger issues to worry about than a 9-7 2009 season and third place finish in the AFC North. Their star quarterback was under investigation for accusations of raping a 20-year old Georgia woman in a bathroom stall on March 5. Before the NFL decided to suspend Roethlisberger six games (a ban later reduced to just four games), the Steelers traded malcontent wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets. Despite the stinging losses and the distractions, both teams stuck to their

overarching game-plans: that the best formula for success is consistency. Green Bay re-signed 13 of their 17 free agents over the offseason. They also made no major additions to the roster or starting lineup that took them to the playoffs in 2010. Pittsburgh also made few big splashes in free agency, adding players through the draft and in shrewd trades, as per their norm. They did, however, sign a number of former Steelers in free agency to help bring the winning attitude back to the Steel City (had it really ever left?). Linebacker Larry Foote and wide receiver Antwaan Randle El were signed to their second tour of duty in the black and gold while quarterback Byron Leftwich and defensive back Bryant McFadden were traded back to Pittsburgh after short stops with other clubs. The former Steelers returned six Super Bowl rings to the team they won them with in 2005 and 2008.

The consistency for these two organizations doesn’t end on the field; it extends to the sidelines as well. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy is back for his fifth consecutive season with the team, a rarity in a league where the average coach lifespan is shorter than the time between Steeler Super Bowl appearances. Similarly, the franchise in western Pennsylvania has had only three men as head coach in the last 42 seasons! Mike Tomlin has taken his team to their second Super Bowl in his four year tenure and has been aided by a front office built on familiarity and a commitment to winning. Without a doubt, winning is something both of these cities have become accustomed to. Green Bay accumulated nine NFL titles and three Super Bowls thanks to a bonafide dynasty in the 1930s and 1960s under coaches Curly Lambeau, Don Hutson and Vince Lombardi. They won another Super Bowl in

1996 during the Brett Favre/Mike Holmgren era. Pittsburgh hasn’t done too poorly for themselves either. The franchise won four Super Bowls in the 1970s’ “Steel Curtain” Era and two more under nowembattled quarterback Roethlisberger. The two storied franchises have a combined 52 playoff appearances, 44 Pro Football Hall of Famers and 1,188 victories all-time. They have been around for almost a century each, playing tough, hard-nosed football in two of the coldest regions in the country and in front of some of the rowdiest, most loyal fans anywhere. However, Terry Bradshaw, Mean Joe Green, Bart Starr nor Brett Favre (right?) are not “walking through that door.” The Steelers will certainly not be bringing their six Lombardi trophies on the field with them, as Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan suggested they might before the two teams met in the AFC Title Game.

The “Frozen Tundra” of Lambeau Field and Frozen Mud Puddle of Heinz Field will play no part in this warm, domed event. What will play a deciding factor in Super Bowl XLV is consistency: two teams familiar with themselves, their goal and their ability to win. As Jets linebacker Bart Scott put it, “I can’t wait” for this classic in the making to kick off Feb. 6. Prediction: With the Packers leading 24-17 in the fourth quarter, Roethlisberger takes the Steelers into the end zone to tie the score and send the game towards a first-ever Super Bowl overtime. But two minutes is just enough time for Aaron Rodgers to shake off the Brett Favre demons once and for all, as he hits Donald Driver over the middle to set up a Mason Crosby gamewinning field goal. The Lombardi trophy will return to the franchise whose coach it is named after. Packers 27, Steelers 24.


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Deacons rout Winthrop in season opener By Alex Rosell | Staff writer

The Wake Forest women’s tennis team opened their 2011 spring season in a dominating fashion on Jan. 23, knocking off No. 65 Winthrop. The No. 52 Demon Deacons, started strong and never looked back, controlling the action from start to finish and winning 6-1. Martina Pavelec, a 5-foot-11 junior from Stuttgart, Germany, easily defeated Yasmine Alkema 6-1, 6-3, to open the day at number one singles. Pavelec, an All-ACC and All-Academic ACC selection last year, is rated No. 62 in Division I singles. Wake’s number two singles player, sophomore Kathryn Talbert, also handled her business with ease, winning 6-4, 6-1 over Elizaveta Zaytseva.

Talbert had a 15-12 singles record as a freshman and looks poised for a breakout year after coming in to the university as a five-star recruit. Junior Kayla Duncan, a TCU transfer and Winston-Salem native, played number three singles and defeated Sandra Herrera 6-2, 6-2. Senior Emilee Malvehy beat Giovanni Portioli 6-2, 6-3, and sophomore Anna Mydlowska defeated Sara Abutovic 6-3, 6-1 at the fourth and fifth singles positions. Malvehy, the lone senior on the squad, had 18 singles wins last year, and played number one doubles in the ACC Championships. Mydlowska, who hails from Warsaw, Poland, improved her career record to 5-6 in dual matches.

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Senior Emilee Malvehy returns a serve in her singles win on Jan. 23. Rounding out singles play was junior Ryann Cutillo, who suffered a tough loss to Andressa Garcia, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9). The Demon Deacons had some very competitive matches

in doubles play and grinded out three hard-earned victories. Duncan and Talbert, playing the number one spot, outlasted Herrera and Portioli, 8-5. Duncan and Talbert are ranked

No. 14 in the nation, and they form an impressive team on the court. The Deacs finished well, with Malvehy and Cutillo winning a close contest over Garcia and Zaytseva, 8-7 (7-2). Rounding out doubles play were Pavelec and freshman Brigita Bercyte, who defeated Alkema and Abutovic, 8-0. Bercyte, a native of Lithuania who moved to Brooklyn at age 11, enrolled this January and is the team’s only freshman. She adds ability and depth to an already talented squad. When describing her first collegiate match, she seemed pleased. “I’m very happy with the way I played,” Bercyte said. “I wasn’t nervous, and I think Martina and I did pretty well for our first match (together).” Bercyte expressed excitement

about playing for Wake’s firstyear coach, Jeff Wyshner. “I like Coach (Wyshner). I think he’s doing a good job getting us ready,” she said. The jump to college can be difficult for some players, but Bercyte enjoys competing at a higher level. “Here the girls are more competitive, but I actually love college tennis more than juniors because of the team effort,” Bercyte said. “We have seven girls on the team, and everyone is very close. The support is just great, and even in matches if you’re down, you have your partner to lift you back up.” The Deacs are officially 1-0 in dual match play on the year, and will be back in action on Jan. 29, hosting the Virginia Cavaliers.

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Freshman Travis McKie soars past Duke senior forward Kyle Singler for a dunk.

The Deacs fought to keep the game close in the final minutes of the half but the Blue Devils still held a 41-32 advantage at the break. The Deacs did hold the ACC’s best three-point shooting team to five of 14 in the first half while making four of their seven attempts from beyond the arc. The second half saw the Deacons continue their hot three-point shooting. Senior Gary Clark drilled a three to cut the lead to six. Harris made another threepointer just two minutes later that put the score at 44-40. This was as close as Wake Forest would get to catching Duke as the Blue Devils went on a 17-4 run. The Deacons could find no answer for Duke

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senior Kyle Singler, who scored stepped in during the altercation nine consecutive points during the between the two. Blue Devil’s run. Wake Forest could not close the Freshman guard J.T. Terrell gap in the final minutes of the placed the team on his back contest, losing by a final score of midway through the second half 83-59. The Deacons could not making two consecutive acrobatic contain Duke sophomore Ryan layups to put the Deacs within 11 Kelly who finished the game with at 63-52. a career-high 20 Duke then points, making went on another every shot he “I think we’re right there. If we trademark run attempted. just put a full game together scoring 15 The loss puts we’ll be alright.” unanswered the Deacons C.J. Harris points to push at 7-13 on the the lead to 26 year as they Sophomore guard points. remain winless With tensions in the ACC. high and the game ultimately Duke improves to 18-1 overall and decided, a scuffle emerged around tied for first in the ACC at 5-1 with the five-minute mark following Florida State. a fight between Desrosiers and “Losing is tearing us up, but at Singler for a rebound underneath the same time, I’m the leader and the basket. The result was a that’s why I bring up optimism,” technical foul for Terrell who Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik said. “I’m

very optimistic. I’m very excited about the future. I’m starting to see moments where you just need to get stronger, more mature, tougher and conjure this kind of energy up every time we step on the court. They’re learning the hard way. I’m learning the hard way.” McKie led the Deacs with 12 points and nine rebounds. Clark scored 11 including three from beyond the arc. Harris chipped in with 11 points as well. Wake Forest was only outrebounded by four, but the Deacons committed 17 turnovers compared to only nine by Duke. “We’re anxious,” Harris said. “I think we’re right there. If we just put a full game together we’ll be alright.” The Deacs’ next game will be Jan. 29 when they host the Virginia Cavaliers. The game will tipoff at 4 p.m. at the Joel Coliseum.


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By Kelsey Garvey Staff writer If Emily Giffin were to cast herself in one of her “chick lit” novels, she would surely play the part of the girly girl: she loves the color pink, Jimmy Choos and Christian Louboutins fill her shoe collection and she is always perfectly put together. Who could blame her given the number of interviews, television appearances and book signings the two-time New York Times best-seller does a year? Looking good is part of her job description. Fifteen years has done wonders to the once student-manager of the Demon Deacon men’s varsity basketball team, when jeans and a t-shirt were her go-to outfit. With most of her time spent on the court or in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, dressing well was not high on Giffin’s priority list as an undergraduate. “I was not your typical Wake Forest sorority girl,” she confessed in a recent interview. Rather, the admittedly “intense” undergraduate had two passions during her career at Wake: writing and college basketball. And nothing – including frat parties – would come between her and her dreams. Giffin had developed these dreams during childhood: at five years old she knew she wanted to be a famous author; at 10 she knew she wanted to manage an ACC basketball team. And at her current age of 38, Giffin can claim she’s already made two lifelong dreams come true. HER TWO EARLY PASSIONS Growing up, Giffin moved around a lot because of her father’s job, but she considers her hometown to be Naperville, Ill., the Chicago suburb where she spent most of her teenage years. What kept her grounded, she said, was her consistent love for reading and writing. Lucky for her, Giffin’s mother was a librarian and had 24/7 access to countless books. In 1983, Giffin began writing in a journal as an attempt “to understand [her] feelings,” quickly turning the hobby into a habit. She has not skipped a day of journaling since. Roxann Moody, who worked alongside Giffin in the unversity’s equipment room nearly 15 years ago, recalled the then studentmanager constantly writing. “On the way back from away games, she would be on the bus writing in her journal,” Moody, who now manages the equipment room, said. Giffin’s love for writing solidified in high school when she joined the

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said that she wasn’t the one who put the jerseys in the players’ bags.

creat ive writing club and become editor-in-chief of the school newspaper senior year. Giffin, the English Student of the Year, also gave a speech at her graduation. Giffin asked the then coach David Odom to be manager of the men’s varsity basketball team before even applying to the university. “Just get accepted into Wake — and the job is yours,” Odom said to Giffin. Giffin had vowed to manage an ACC basketball team at age 10 when she witnessed firsthand her 7-foot-4 idol Ralph Sampson and the Virginia Cavaliers defeat Michael Jordan’s Carolina Tar Heels. Ever since, she has exercised a passion for college basketball. In fall of 1989, Giffin applied early decision to the university. She began managing the men’s varsity basketball team the following fall. The university was a no-brainer for Giffin. She wanted a small campus, liberal arts education and an ACC basketball team — it fit the bill. “It’s a small school with a lot of heart,” Giffin said. “I still get emotional when I go back on campus.” In the background of the telephone call, Giffin’s husband Hartley (who goes by Buddy) of almost 10 years chimed in, asking his wife if I had checked out her website, EmilyGiffin.com. “Honey,” she laughed. “She’s on top of it – she goes to Wake Forest.” HER COMFORT ZONE: THE EQUIPMENT ROOM On the basement floor of Reynolds Gym, unbeknownst to many students, there is a room full of old-fashioned posters and figurines, university paraphernalia and sports equipment. The room has a distinct smell — an indescribable one. “I’ve tried to keep it traditional looking,” Moody said. To the left of Moody’s desk, there is a handful of bulletin boards, decorated in old and new pictures and handwritten cards. A certain black-and-white photo stands out among others. It is a 1992 Old Gold & Black news clipping of junior Emily Giffin, looking devastated after a loss to Duke. “That’s Emily,” Moody said. “She was so committed to the team.” “She cared more about the team than some of the players did,” Marc Blucas, who played on the team while Giffin student-managed, said in a phone interview from his Los Angeles home. Ron Wellman, athletics director, agreed. “She was the most thorough, intense and enthusiastic basketball manager that we have ever had,” he said. As a student-manager nearly 15 years ago, Giffin had spent much of four undergradu-

ate years in the equipment room, organizing jerseys and sports equipment. And her presence is still felt: dozens of Christmas cards, handwritten notes and hardback copies of her five novels hang next to Moody’s desk. According to Moody, Giffin has always stayed in touch with her friends in the equipment room and on the basketball team. Moody walked over to her computer and opened a file on her desktop. A list of emails from Giffin’s personal email appeared with one line of an email reading: “That smell was a good one.” HER ROLE AS BASKETBALL MANAGER During her undergraduate days at the university, Giffin acknowledged she was a bit of a nerd. A double major in English and history and a Carswell Scholar, she often skipped a typical Friday night frat party to hit the books in the ZSR or attend a basketball game. It was no surprise that four years later, she graduated from college summa cum laude. When asked what she was like in college, Giffin confirmed that studies were very important to her, especially after making the decision her junior year to attend law school. “Emily was bright, intellectually inquisitive and hard working,” said Dr. Simone Caron, chair and associate professor of history, who taught three of Giffin’s major classes. “I was always delighted to see her in class or in my office as our conversations were invigorating.” Even with a heavy course load, Giffin always found time for the team. In July 2009, Giffin attended Blucas’ wedding with fellow teammate, now perennial NBA star, Tim Duncan. “It was so great to reminiscence with them,” Giffin said. They also laughed at a particularly big mistake Giffin made during her senior year at the university, when Duncan was a freshman on the team. Among other duties, Giffin’s role as manager of the varsity basketball team required that she make sure the team was ready for games. That meant seeing that the players had the proper equipment, practice and game uniforms and enough water to play. “It may seem trivial, but it was like a real job,” she said. “We only had two days off during Christmas break!” One particular away game at Chapel Hill, Giffin forgot the away jerseys. For a televised game. Before warm-ups began, the players started to realize Giffin’s mistake - only the practice jerseys had been placed in their bags. “Tell me you have the jerseys,” said Coach Odom at his manager. Giffin remained her usual composed self and promised that she would handle it — and she did. She called the then manager of the equipment room David Tinga, or “Sarge,” to rush over with the jerseys. Just minutes before the game, a police escort rushed the jerseys into the basketball stadium. The Demon Deacons lost by 20 to the Tar Heels that night. Giffin still takes the blame, although Moody

HER LIFE AS A NOVELIST Giffin has more than 7,000 followers on Twitter, 40,000 “like” her on Facebook and millions of readers adore her around the world. Five novels and five million copies in 32 different languages later, she has made it: Emily Giffin is finally famous author. On her laundry list of accomplishments, Giffin has helped pioneer the new genre “chick literature” – novels and other books written specifically for women. Giffin has been well-received by book reviewers and publishers within this new genre, even deemed “the modern day Jane Austen” by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Not to mention that her first published novel, Something Borrowed, one of her NYT best-sellers and fan favorite, will be hitting the big screen next spring starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski. So, what’s next? “I approach life a bit like how I approach writing,” Giffin said, in a 2005 interview with a literary blogger. “I don’t outline.” Giffin has three children: 7-year-old identical twins Edward and George, who she could not tell apart for the first two years, and 3-year-old Harriet. It was time with her children that brought the famous novelist back to earth. So often she spends her time rubbing shoulders with Hollywood Alisters on set, doing interviews with The New York Times and People and traveling across America on book tours. “It sounds very cheesy, but my life is a dream come true,” Giffin said. “I feel very lucky.” HER TRIBUTE TO WAKE FOREST Despite her short-lived career in litigation after attending the University of Virginia’s School of Law, writing has always been Giffin’s professional destiny. “Emily landed exactly where she was supposed to,” Blucas said. “And she couldn’t be more deserving.” While many people would change with fame, Giffin has stayed the same person since her college days on campus. “She is the same person at her core,” Blucas said. “Her vocabulary has just gotten better. Moody echoed this statement: “She hasn’t changed — she’s still just Emily.” To this day, Giffin still has a passion for writing and a love for Wake Forest. Four out of five of her published novels mention the university, whether it be a random character wearing a Demon Deacon sweatshirt or a main character who had attended the university during college. “I have a lot of Demon Deacon pride,” Giffin said. “Including Wake in my books is like giving the school a little shout-out.” And the feeling is mutual. Her old professors, peers and colleagues during college share similar sentiments. “Wake Forest should be proud to call her an alumna,” Caron said of the famous student. Graphic by Chantel O’Neal and Bobby O’Conno/Old Gold and Black

Humor Column | Reverand Robert Hooke

Dumpty goes to therapy to deal with depressing past William Daly Staff columnist

“So tell me Mr. Dumpty, how are you feeling?” the psychoanalyst said to me as I laid on her thousand dollar couch. Even now my yolk was leaking out the side of my head. For the prices she charged she could hire someone to clean it. “Things have been rough with the family. Its hard feeding eleven other mouths and keeping a crate over every-

body’s heads.” I knew what she was going to ask next. She always asked about the fall. I was over it. Every liberal know-it-all doctor I had been to since I was diagnosed with depression had a knack for bringing it up. “How are your injuries healing?” the shrink asked. She knew darn well how they were healing. Eggs don’t un-crack, no matter how many King’s horses and King’s men try to make them. I can still feel those puzzle masters’ handiwork to this day. “Haven’t been giving me any trouble,” I replied. Of course I lied. I looked terrible, my wife was having trouble coping with the physical changes. She had to start carrying around a handkerchief whenever we go out in public because she was afraid I would

scare the children and that would just be embarrassing all around. I told her that kids are so numb to open yolk and broken shell these days from all the television, but she won’t listen to me. She’s embarrassed, and if a handkerchief helps her get up in the morning then its fine by me. “And how are your hobbies? Do you remember the conversation we had last week on how important your dreams are?” the analyst said. I remembered every bit of that conversation. It lasted a good 30 minutes of my hard-earned money. What she was referring to was essentially how my wife and I met and fell in love. In the figurative sense. “I haven’t spoken with her just yet. You just get right to the point don’t you?” I said. You see, we were wall

connoisseurs. We had been to all the greats: The Great Wall in China, Hadrian’s in Great Britain and the Berlin Wall in Germany. After the accident I used to joke that I almost got to see the greatest wall of all, but my wife never thought my “Pearly Gates” joke was very funny. Ever since then we had stopped traveling. The doctor’s visits were expensive and it seemed like it was harder to find time these days. At least that’s what my wife was always reminding me. “With your comments last week about how much time I like to waste I thought you would be overjoyed with my new technique. Mr. Dumpty, Humpty if you don’t mind me saying, how is everything in the bedroom with Mrs. Dumpty?” she said.

Now this was a question that I was not expecting. If I wasn’t in complete shock I would have told her off rather cleverly. Having caught me in a rather surprised state, “Well, we live with ten of her closest relatives in the same crate so it’s very difficult. Also the walls are paper thin.” “Humpty, I need to be frank with you for a little while. It has been four weeks now and I have seen little to no improvement from you. Is there nothing we can do that could make you feel better?” the woman asked with all the urgency of someone who was about the loose their job. “No ‘mam. Not even all the king’s women could help to put me back together again.”


B6 Thursday, January 27, 2011

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CD Review | III/IV

Movie Theater Releases for Jan. 27 From Nada to Prada I.P. Man 2 Kaboom Life in a Day Scream of the Banshee The Mechanic The Rite

Did you know? Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, was afraid of heights.

Word Play HEAD HEELS

One-liner

Celeb Juice: This week’s gossip update

A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.

• Christina Aguilera is set to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV, and the Black Eyed Peas will perform at halftime. The decision was announced by the NFL on Jan. 24.

Alt-rocker rebounds with a vengeance By Grace Beehler | Staff writer

III/IV opening track, “Breakdown into the Resolve,” commences with Ryan Adams singing, “Hi, hello, it’s me again, don’t worry I’ll talk slow / You probably heard I went away, where do we start from?” It is the right song to kick off Adams and the Cardinals’ most recent release; the alt-country rocker has been gone for a while. In 2009, Adams left the Cardinals and declared that he would be taking an indefinite hiatus from music. Adams then formed PAX AM Records and started revealing previously unreleased music. Adams continued to release music under alter-egos DJ Reggie (rap), Werewolph (metal) and Sleazy Handshake (hard rock), not to mention his solo attempt at a “sci-fi metal concept album,” Orion, released in May 2010. While Orion takes a turn into the inner galaxies of Adams’ eccentric and nerdy mind, III/IV returns to his grunge alt-country roots that brought you the beautiful and stunning albums Heartbreaker and Cold Roses. The two discs of music on III/IV are from the same session that created 2007’s Easy Tiger at the famous Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The session was intended to last only two weeks but the North Carolinian stayed for six months

and recorded more than 60 tracks. That is not to say that the tracks that make up III/IV are leftovers from Easy Tiger; they deserve to be heard. While Easy Tiger could be mistaken for a Neil Young album like Harvest – painful, beautiful, acoustic country songs – III/IV leans more toward Young’s “Like a Hurricane,” heavy, electric and powerful. As one of the most prolific songwriters around today, Adams, along with the Cardinals (Catherine Popper, Neal Casal, Brad Pemberton, Jon Graboff and Jamie Candiloro), have created a sound so familiar yet never boring. Adams can adapt effortlessly between his different musical personalities, from the Young-ian “Gracie” to the Tom Petty-esque “Dear Candy” to the half metal, half Grateful Dead number “Kill the Lights.” But what never changes is Adams’ personality: he is still the self-conscious Star Wars geek singing about love and heartbreak.

• Season four of The Jersey Shore will be filmed in Italy! A large Italian-American interest group (UNICO) spoke out against this decision and believes the cast will degrade and humiliate local Italians.

Student Union

Snooki and Michael Dean Esther Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. Wait Chapel Tickets on sale now, $5 for students and $10 for the public SU Films: The Social Network Jan. 28 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Pugh Auditorium

Drink of the Week Jersey Shore Cherry Lemonade

Just in time for Snooki to arrive, prepare yourself for the show with this sweet drink. 1.5 oz vodka 1.25 oz sweet and sour mix 1 tsp. sugar 0.5 oz fresh lime juice Lemon-lime soda Grenadine syrup Add sugar, vodka and sour mix over ice and shake. Fill with lemon-lime soda and top with grenadine. Garnish with a cherry.

The second disc is decidedly more frenetic and less cohesive than the first. “No” is a stadium-sized contemporary rocker with the steady beat of the kick drum keeping the soaring chorus on earth. The punk anthem “Numbers” is a spastic glimpse into Adams’ more bizarre side; taking a breather from his frantic singing midway through the song for Popper to sing a beautiful and calm verse. “Gracie” and “Death and Rats,” both odes to New York City, are breezy tunes reminiscent of the alt-country songwriter who wrote the criticallyacclaimed Heartbreaker. “Typecast,” featuring the vocals of Norah Jones, is a love song about “two losers who keep falling in love with the wrong one.” “Kill the Lights” is the closest Adams comes to metal. Clocking in at nearly eight minutes long, “Kill the Lights” goes from a metal anthem to a spacey, Grateful Dead-like jam that illustrates the Cardinals’ superb guitarists. It then goes back to silence only to rise up to a metal anthem once again. While III/IV doesn’t exactly measure up to albums like Heartbreaker or Gold, it is because they aren’t even comparable. For the most part, the album conveys a totally different sound, for better or worse. On III/IV, Adams puts aside his lovesick insecurities in exchange for some swagger, confidence and rock. These characteristics reveal Adams’ talents as an alt-country artist.

Surrender to Sudoku

• Will Smith’s 9-year-old daughter, Willow, continues to shine in the spotlight after the success of “Whip My Hair.” She is considering a role in a remake of Annie with Jay-Z as a feature on the soundtrack. • Soon-to-be-princess Kate Middleton quit her job as project manager of her family online supply business to put all of her effort into planning the wedding. The couple is trying to trim down the guest list for the reception.

Powerful guitar-driven chords coupled with Adams’ evocative and punk-grunge voice, find a headbobbing dance-rock groove in the two discs. The first disc is stacked with an unfair amount of stellar tracks; however the second disc nearly misses the mark. The first disc opens with “Breakdown into the Resolve,” a grungy power-pop song that sets the tone for the rest of the disc. “Ultraviolet Light” may sound most obviously like the Cardinals, spirited with layers of power chords and keyboard. The angry yet upbeat “Stop Playing with my Heart” highlights Casal’s melodious and light guitar work while Adams just begs to be left alone. “The Crystal Skull” takes listeners back to Adams’ folkier sound. With light acoustic guitar and pedal steel, Adams sings about a place where he and his lover go at night, The Crystal Skull, where she always leaves him devastatingly disappointed.

Check back next week for the solution to this week’s problem.

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Movie Review | The King’s Speech

Firth film portrays exemplar royal story By Caroline Murray | Staff writer

Very rarely are hardcore movie-goers afforded the luxury of a truly satisfying and majestic piece of filmmaking; something that leaves you warm and inspired is as hard to come by these days as quality at a frat party. Director Tom Hooper has given us just that: a classy piece of art that delves right into the heart of a 20th century British monarch to expose flaw, fear, courage and sheer triumph. More than any other film gaining popularity during the peak of Oscar season, The King’s Speech warrants a standing ovation and is sure to leave even the most critical of audience members optimistic and truly moved. During the height of the Great Depression, we are introduced to Prince Albert, The King’s Speech the Duke of York (Colin Starring | Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush Firth), a man Director | Tom Hooper who is second Who’s it for? | Those opposed in line for the to popcorn-mediocrity British crown and frightRunning Time | 1 hr., 58 mins. ened to death Rating | Aof that duty. All his life, Prince Albert (or Bertie, as his close friends know him) has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment that has taken its toll on his public speaking responsibilities. After years of graceful acceptance on her part, his loving wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) — the then future Queen Mother — seeks to find a solution to her husband’s stammering in the informal Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), a self-taught speech therapist with unorthodox methods and a failed acting career. Bertie and Lionel are an aggressive and often humorous butting-of-heads pair, and the remainder of the film moves between their teaching sessions and the history-making circumstances surrounding Bertie’s family and his eventual rule. After a scandal with a twice-divorced American woman forces his older brother, King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce) to abdicate the throne, Bertie is named King George IV. Faced with the responsibilities of a king, Bertie continues to battle his personal dilemma, which

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Bertie, the Duke of York (Colin Firth), suffers through the rigors of British royal succession with his loving wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter). becomes all the more daunting when he must address his British subjects on the brink of World War II as Britain moves to declare war on Nazi Germany. Screenwriter David Seidler created a masterpiece: simple dialogue, perfect timing and a waiting-game for production that lasted decades. In order to get the film produced, Seidler had to seek the approval of the Queen Mother, who replied, “Please, not in my lifetime. The memory of those events is still too painful.” When the late Queen Mother died in 2002 at the age of 101, Seidler was given the green light to start again. The product was well worth the wait. More than anything, The King’s Speech is a luscious dance between its all-star thespians. Small supporting roles, like Sir Michael Gambon’s memorable performance as the Freudian King George V and Guy Pearce, fantastic as ever, as King

Edward VIII, serve to build substantial ground work for the lead actors to build on. Helena Bonham Carter is also subtly fine as the future Queen Mother. The real gem of the story is the perfect chemistry between Rush and Firth. Rarely have two actors in one film simultaneously walked in the period skin of their characters and completely embodied the heart and soul of their personas. It was beautiful, touching and hilarious all at once. Rarely have I felt so much for a character as I did for Bertie. Firth gave an Oscar-worthy performance. The King’s Speech is a wonderfully boiled-down look at the ordinariness of Bertie in the midst of aversion and national crisis. Bertie royally rises above in an admirable manner that is enough to inspire anyone. Overall, The King’s Speech is a movie that will be extremely competitive in the upcoming awards season. All actors put forth great performances in this masterpiece.


Life Old Gold & Black

Thursday, January 27, 2011 B7

Varying definitions of promiscuity are discussed By Ae’Jay Mitchell | Staff writer

At the university, the question of promiscuity seems often to be the topic of the hour as our incestuous university awakens from a Friday or Saturday night of rambunctious partying. Weekend brunches at the pit undoubtedly mean hungover students with messy hair and day-old outfits, sharing stories of whom has done whom. So, let’s talk about sex… more specifically, the tendency for students on this campus to have multiple sex partners around the same time and not consider themselves whores. This is quite a perplexing ignorance for this academically reputable campus, and a phenomenon that has caused the ruin of multiple reputations. However, do not fret, this article will serve as an Introduction to Whoredom 101, an invitation to get real about sexual terminology and one’s erotic lifestyle. The most important part of this comprehensive life-lesson is to understand that sexual double standards must be eradicated. Yes, ladies, it is true that having a different sexual partner every week is a characteristic of whoredom, despite what the popular media tries to say to you. But before all the guys begin to cheer in emphatic agreement, it is also true that rapid changes of your choice of sexual partners is also very characteristic of whoredom.

Yes, guys, swallow your ego and desire to be a P.I.M.P, and embrace that fact that actually you are a S.L.U.T. subject to the same demands you tend to give the woman. Expectations of faithfulness should go both ways… if they exist at all. I mention “if they exist at all” purposefully, because there is also a direct correlation between the type of relationship and the qualifications of whoredom…unless one is guilty of the above and therefore, always a whore. Relationship Type 1: The Open Relationship If both parties consider themselves in an open relationship, sleeping around every now and then is not whoredom. It is an expectation of an OPEN relationship. Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, one has no true claim to anger or tears over a straying lover. My advice, stray as well…or re-evaluate the relationship. Relationship Type 2: The Confused Relationship I believe this relationship is most tragic and often ends in a whorish fiery flame. This is the relationship where one party believes the relationship is open and the other believes it is closed. This, I feel, is the most prevalent type of relationship on campus. Usually a blushing girl or guy fallshead over heels for a girl or guy who is only interested in sex and occasional oral satisfaction. If you are the girl or guy just in it for the sex… yes you are a whore.

If you are the naive guy or girl who believes you have found your metaphorical prince or princess charming, you should notice the signs and try not to be a trash receptacle for a whorish sex organ. Relationship Type 3: The Closed Relationship If you sleep with anyone outside of this relationship, you are a whore. Accept it and/or change if you do not want to be associated with that terminology. Now, if you are now aware of your whoredom and/or you feel as though I am judgmental or harsh, I offer you these final words: I do not care who or what you penetrate or allow to be penetrated, if you are a whore, be the best whore out there, be proud and in charge of your overly-erotic identity… male, female or in between. However, if you are participating in those activities and are offended that you have been identified as a whore… you should either stop lying to yourself and those around you, and quickly change your behavior to more prime conditions, or get over the fact that people are and will continue to point out your hypocritical whorishness whether you like it or not.

He Said

By Pooja Patel | Staff writer

Although sexual standards for women have evolved over the past few decades, it is undeniable that a double standard between men and women still exists. Especially in a college setting, where both girls and boys act in an equally promiscuous manner, girls still seem to be the first to be judged for their behavior. They even tend to be judged in a harsher manner than boys and not only by the opposite sex, but by other girls as well. In college, “whores” and “sluts” are derogatory names used for girls who sleep around whereas in high school, such words are used for girls who go to second or third base with multiple guys. In the post-graduate world, it would seem that “sluts” and “whores” are not as present because people have out-grown (to some extent) gossip and therefore, do not know about a person’s private life. Or perhaps, the individual keeps their sexual life to themselves. Whatever the case may be, college life, with its abundance of drinking and partying, creates a bubble in which everyone seems to know about everyone else’s personal business. Although overly promiscuous men often get labeled “man-whores,” they are more likely to be praised and given high-fives as they go around bragging about how many girls they have slept with. Rarely do these boys receive glaring looks or have embarrassing rumors spread about them.

She Said

Girls, however, are labeled as “sluts” or “whores” if they have frequent one-night stands or have sex with multiple partners. Even if girls do not act in such a way, they are still subject to these types of degrading, pejorative labels. One of the only ways to avoid being labeled is by only having sex with boyfriends and making sure everyone knows about it. The bottom line is that we are all aware that sleeping around and having one-night stands is socially unacceptable and frowned upon, but this kind of behavior takes place all the time. However, the unfairness of the situation is how men and women are judged unequally. This is in no way acceptable. Our society’s media and pop culture fuel the notion that it is acceptable to be promiscuous. Movies and television shows encourage women to do what they wish, live however they choose and make it clear that women should do everything that men do. Men seem to appreciate this to a certain extent, as it makes it easier for them to sleep with women. No longer do men have to seduce women or court them or even simply date them before getting in bed with them. However, men across the nation make it abundantly clear that they do not want to get into a serious relationship with someone who is known as a “slut” or a “whore,” no matter how many of these exact kinds of women they have been with themselves in past encounters. When a girl starts being referred to as a “whore,” she loses a certain amount of respectability and is only seen in a sexual way, which often leads to larger issues in dating and becoming seriously involved. This is a well-established fact that pervades our tightly-knit campus.

Community Report | Hiking on Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain State Park boasts many noteworthy trails By Kathryn Rohlwing | Staff writer

Pilot Mountain State Park is 24 miles north of Winston-Salem, about a 20 minute drive. There are 13 hiking trails ranging from .5 miles to five miles, with difficulties varying from easy to strenuous. There are two different sections of the park within easy driving distance from the university, the River Section North and the Mountain Section. Both sites offer beautiful, but very different, hiking trails. The Mountain Section is located in the main park, the entrance to which is located at the foot of Pilot Mountain. The information center there offers restrooms, vending machines, maps and parking for the two trails that begin at the base. The ten mile long Grassy Ridge Trail is for both horseback riding and hiking and leads to the River Section North. The Grindstone Trail is three miles long and allows hikers the opportunity to ascend Pilot Mountain. The park’s other five trails, which vary in length and difficulty, begin near the top of the mountain, where there is a second parking lot. This area has a large overlook with benches and provides a wheelchair accessible trail and bathroom facilities. A short hike from the parking lot is another overlook that faces the rocky cliffs that form the peak of Pilot Mountain. The Jomeokee Trail wraps around the summit of the mountain and offers beautiful views of the stone cliffs on one side and vast stretches valleys and mountains on the other. Mountain climbing is permitted in certain areas of the cliffs, but climbers are expected to be at an advanced level for the park does not provide equipment or training. Adjacent to the parking lot, there is a large, covered picnic area perfect for a group trip, including a grill, tables, faucets and bathrooms. The Mountain section trail also has campsites available a little further up. Each site is allowed six people and includes a grill, picnic table and tent pad.

Fires are permitted, but gathering firewood in the park is not, so campers have to bring their own. The camping area has faucets with drinking water and two facilities with hot showers. The River Section North has three main trails: Yadkin Islands, which takes hikers through shallow parts of the river and onto two small islands, Horne Creek Trail, which runs alongside Horne Creek, and the Yadkin River Trail, which runs between the railroad tracks and the river. There is a picnic area on the Horne Creek trail situated in an open, grassy area that provides tables, grills, drinking water and restrooms. This section of the trail does include a nice campsite, but it is reserved for youth groups only. The River Section is more difficult to find and is about 35 minutes from campus, but it is worth the added time, especially during warmer weather. The Yadkin River Trail is beautiful, with long stretches of railroad on the right and an open view of the river on the left. The portion of the river that this trail runs past is shallow and there are large rocks scattered across the water. The abundant rocks are perfect for picnicking, reading or tanning, and there are some deeper pools adjacent to them that are good for swimming. The river stays cold, even in the heat of August, but you can still wade or swim when it’s warm out. Each of these two sections are equally pleasant in all seasons. During the summer, the mountain top stays fairly cool and enjoyable for hiking and the river is warm enough for swimming. During the fall, the leaves are brightly colored and views from the overlooks are incredible. During winter, after many of the trees have lost their leaves, the trails have an open view of the valley and mountains in the distance. If the river trails are open after it has snowed, the river, with the trees and rocks covered in snow, is beautiful. Check it out, if you get the chance.

Photo courtesy of Kathryn Rohlwing

On some parts of the trails around nearby Pilot Mountain, hikers can walk along, and even splash around in, the cool rivers that are perfect during the summer months.

Photo courtesy of Kathryn Rohlwing

Pilot Mountain’s famous granite summit hosts a large national park and is a mere 20 minutes from the center of campus.

Wake Abroad | I don’t speak the language

Language barrier influences student’s experience abroad By Mat Payne | Abroad columnist

If there was a single phrase to describe my first two weeks in Vienna it would have to be “Entschuldigen Sie, Ich spreche nur ein paar Wörter auf Deutsch” or for the non-German speakers - “Excuse me.” Living in a country where you don’t speak the language is admittedly more difficult than I had initially imagined. In the few weeks I’ve lived in Vienna I’ve learned how to operate an ATM , how to order a drink and how to navigate the grocery store. But outside of these brief interactions with people in the service industry, the language barrier has proved to be the greatest vexation in my attempt to assimilate to Viennese culture. There’s no denying that sometimes there are shards of truth buried within stereotypes — and

living abroad has exposed some ugly truths about American perceptions of other cultures. Americans as a whole seem to have this unfounded sense of entitlement, believing that everyone in the world speaks English. We’ve all witnessed a scene of someone speaking English incredibly slowly and at a high volume, thinking that wondrously the person they’re trying to communicate with will understand if spoken to as if they were deaf. In contrast to the typically loud characteristics associated with Americans, the Viennese are a quiet people, opting for silence or nearly inaudible mutterings amongst themselves as opposed to amplifying the aural static that fills larger American cities. As a result of this, I’ve found myself sitting on buses with words waiting to pop out of my mouth the moment I get off, hesitating to speak because

the last thing I want to do is break the silence with a slight southern drawl. One thing I’ve found that helps combat this shyness and the stereotype is to make some sort of attempt at speaking the language. It doesn’t really matter how poorly the pronunciation is if it’s clear that an effort is being made to try and communicate in the native tongue. Frequently, this causes the receiver to realize that you’re an American and they instantly switch to English. This plan does, however, backfire from time to time. I was recently standing on a street corner eating a falafel (street food is everywhere in Vienna and imminently better than in America) when I was approached by a middle-aged woman. After a quick greeting in German, I was forced to admit that I didn’t know how to answer what I believe was a question about directions, offering an

apology paired with the international facial expression of embarrassment. Fortunately for travelers in a similar linguistic situation, Vienna is teeming with English speakers occupying all walks of life. Though it’s clear that some Austrians become frustrated when approached in English, the majority of those who I’ve interacted with were nothing less than cordial about everything. After two weeks of full on sink-or-swim immersion, I’ve come to appreciate the complexities of language and will never again judge harshly someone living in the United States who doesn’t speak English. These past two weeks have also made it clear that when traveling outside of the U.S., it’s incredibly important to demonstrate that we’re not all stereotypical Americans.


B8 Thursday, January 27, 2011

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