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The number of administrative positions at universities across the country has risen at a rapid rate, causing students and economists to wonder if university administration is bloated and expensive.

Administrators employed by the university numbered 224 in the 2011-2012 school year BY RENEE SLAWSKY Senior Writer With the recent rise in tuition at Wake Forest, many are left wondering simply, why? Why has the cost of college gotten so high that a steadily increasing number of

Americans can no longer afford it? What has changed over the past year that requires more money? Part of the answer may be working in Reynolda Hall. A burgeoning concept which explains the upsurge in tuition at universities across the country is called “administrative bloat.” Just as it sounds, administrative bloat is an increase in the number of school administrators disproportional to the number of students and faculty. As with any increase in hiring, salaries must be paid and thus “outside the classroom” fees for students

to pay increases as well. Recently, the Wall Street Journal did an investigation into the world of administrative bloat. According to an article published Dec. 28, 2012, titled “Dean’s List: Hiring Spree Fattens College Bureaucracy — and Tuition,” individuals on the payroll at the University of Minnesota numbered beyond 19,000, or nearly one for every three and a half students. “Many of the newly hired, it turns out, were doing little teaching. […] Records

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Medical center faces tough cuts Hospital set to layoff 950 employees, or about 7 percent of total staff, by June of 2013 BY JARED SOSSIN Contributing Writer The debates over healthcare costs and hospital care have come to Winston-Salem, as the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) faces a high readmission rate and looming layoffs of almost 1,000 employees. The issue has raised some concerns over the status of the hospital, which was listed among one of the best in the country in 2011. When contacted for comment on the issue of layoffs, WFBMC declined to give any comments, but did provide a copy of their press release on the issue. According to the press release, WFBMC plans to eliminate 950 positions by June 2013. Only 475 of those positions are actually filled, so those

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center says that employee cuts will lower costs and benefit quality patient-care in the long run. 475 will lose their jobs by the summer and all are said to receive severance pay. Around one-third of these layoffs will come from corporate services and administrative areas.

According to the report, “Expenses have been reduced, discretionary budget tight-

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“ sees progress in efforts for diversity The university This column represents the views of the Old Gold & Black Editorial Board.

In light of a string of recent hate incidents on the campus of Oberlin College in Ohio, discussions about diversity at Wake are more pertinent than ever. Most recently, there was a sighting of a person wearing clothing reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan’s garb near Oberlin’s Afrikan Heritage House. In response to this incident, Oberlin cancelled classes and held a campus-wide forum to discuss how the campus should address the issue as a united front of students, faculty, staff and administrators. While we are saddened that such blatant racism is still a tangible issue in our generation’s society, we commend the efforts at Oberlin to clear the blemishes of hatred and prejudice that unfortunately appear from time to time. We also sympathize with the community at the college, which serves a population of

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this school year. Moreover, the formation of committees to address Chick-fil-A’s presence on campus, the expansion of programming in the LGTBQ Center and the establishment of the Women’s Center are just a few examples of our campus’s efforts to break barriers against inclusivity. The Deliberative Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion that was held Feb. 28 afforded students the opportunity to voice their opinions concerning their perception of how diversity is embraced, or not embraced, on our campus. In recent years, our campus has become much more willing to confront, rather than to ignore or to overlook issues that are still so real for many of the students here. Students seem to have become more open and comfortable with one another, despite the social labels that separate us superficially. We believe the university has done an

admirable job of giving students more of a voice. Obviously, this is not a perfect campus, and there are still ways in which our community could improve with efforts from both students and administrators. Moreover, the world we live in and will be thrust into after graduation is no simpler. The few traces of hatred that we may experience during our college experiences are just previews to the world that awaits us. However, the tools that we have received from the efforts of the university — openness, boldness and a willingness to talk through our problems — should be helpful in navigating this imperfect world. We would also like to commend the editorial staff of Oberlin’s newspaper, the Oberlin Review, on welcoming letters to the editors on the issue. We, too, welcome anyone who does not want to remain silent.

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Deacon Profile: Neil DeVotta


Neil DeVotta, associate professor of politics and international affairs, grew up in Sri Lanka before coming to the United States to attend Brigham Young University in 1992. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 and has been at Wake Forest since 2009. In addition to researching South Asian politics, DeVotta has consulted for numerous private and public organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development. How did you become interested in studying political science? Initially I wanted to study business and get an MBA. But I have been interested in politics ever since I was a little child. I would actually go to political rallies at age 11 and I was so fascinated that I’d have a hard time extricating myself, so much so that I would come home pretty late and get severely reprimanded by my mother. While I did apply to programs in business, at the last minute I changed course and decided to get a Master’s and thereafter a Ph.D. in political science. What’s your area of research? From a thematic standpoint I study ethnonationalism, democracy and securityrelated issues. That’s broad, but they’re all interconnected. From a regional standpoint I study South Asia. It’s where I grew up and it’s the region I know the best. Every time I go there I come back feeling like I know less and less. How have your experiences as a child in Sri Lanka impacted your research? My research on ethnonationalism was really quite inspired by my experiences growing up. There was a civil war that was raging in Sri Lanka. Prior to that there were ethnic riots, which I had experienced. There’s nothing that makes you as scared as being caught in a riot surrounded by a frenzied mob. That experience coupled with the nationalist sentiments in the region spurred me to study ethnonationalism. That was what my dissertation was on, which also ended up becoming my first book.

How do you go about conducting research on ethnonationalism?

I’ve conducted interviews with the Sri Lankan diaspora community in about 10 countries, in addition to the reading and archival work. It’s a community that’s been very hard to penetrate; they’re very suspicious about who’s coming in, especially from the outside. So how do you manage to find people to interview? I have friends and relatives in the diaspora community who can put in a good word for me, so through the personal connections I can find people who will sit down and talk to me. It doesn’t mean they’ll open up. Think about it. Why would you let anybody into your house who you do not know to talk about issues that are very sensitive, that could even be illegal? Especially when you’re talking about supporting a group that has been branded a terrorist organization, people tend to be very cautious and that’s always been the case. Is there a certain way you go about conducting interviews, especially since you’re discussing sensitive issues like supporting illegal groups and racism? I think you should try to see it from their point of view and you should be very careful not to raise questions that put them in a compromising position, which is ethically unacceptable. Even if they tell you something, inadvertently perhaps, or if they were to brag about things that you know could get them into trouble, you should avoid using that material. That’s a standard practice that most ethical researchers would follow. This is not “gotcha” journalism. What makes your research enjoyable? I’ve done probably a few hundred interviews over the last couple years. Meeting with so many people and listening to what some of these personalities represent, some of it commendable and some of it is loathsome, is one of the interesting things about the job. You just never know who you’re going to encounter sometimes or what they’re going to say. How much time do you spend out of the country for research purposes?

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I go to Canada once a year in the summer. I also go at least once a year to South Asia. Last year I made two trips and spent a total of three months. I was in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. It’s a lot of time and very tiring. I also got terribly sick. What happened? In November, I was terribly ill. It got to the point where I was almost hospitalized because they thought I had Dengue fever, a mosquito-related illness like malaria but more deadly. But that’s all part of doing research in certain places.

Is it hard to balance research and teaching, especially since you travel so much? The balance between teaching and research is always hard to maintain and I think juggling both is where you need a certain amount of skill. You have to be careful to not overcommit yourself, especially in the research area. But one of the things I enjoy is that I teach what I research for the most part, which also means that I research what I teach. The two really feed off each other since each is an extension of the other. A true academic at the university level is somebody who produces knowledge, not someone who simply consumes and disseminates it.


Summer school registration will Office of Sustainability hosts Correction for Feb. 28 issue: discussion on community be March 18 through April 21 “Budget cuts put axe to aid” Registration for the 2013 Summer School terms will begin March 18 and will continue through April 21. On March 18 WIN registration for seniors will begin 8 a.m., juniors at 10 a.m., sophomores at 12 p.m. and freshmen students at 2 p.m. Important information regarding the summer school terms and its programs can be found at summer. Questions regarding summer school elsewhere should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at

The Office of Sustainabilty will host a panel discussion titled “Good for Me — Good for Us?” The discussion will focus on self interest, community values and a sustainable future. The panel will discuss the realms of morality, justice, capitalism and sustainability regarding the coexistence of self-interested behaviors and community values. The discussion will be moderated by Provost Rogan Kersh. The discussion will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March 26 in Wait Chapel.

There was an error in an article in the Feb. 28 issue titled “Budget cuts put axe to student aid.” In the article, it was claimed that sequestration would result in the end of the Pell Grant program. The actual loss of grant money to the university is $21,000, not the $27 million claimed in the article. In addition it was claimed in the article that the average Pell Grant aid to students was $5,500, but that value is actually the maximum possible amount of aid given to students. These changes are reflected online at

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Humanities Institute receives donation

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Wade Murphy, university alumnus (‘00), donated $1 million to the Humanities Institute, allowing it to support undergraduate research.

Alumnus hopes donation will expand department and encourage student interest in humanities BY BROOKE METZ Staff Writer The Humanities Institute recently received a $1 million donation from university alumnus Wade Murphy (‘00). Given in the hope that more students will pursue

majors in the humanities, the gift will impact the institute in a variety of ways. Murphy graduated from the university in 2000 with a degree in history. Now the executive vice president of a thriving energy development company, he continues to reflect on his experience at the university. “I wouldn’t be me without Wake Forest,” Murphy said. Raised as a business man in a family of business people, Murphy had thought he would end up studying economics, inter-

national relations or foreign service. During his time at the university, however, he realized his passion for the humanities. His love of history was sparked by various professors, including one whose 300-level course he took as a second-semester freshman. Mentors like Ken Zick also added to his interest in these subjects and helped him decide what he wanted to do after graduation. “There is more to life than math and science,” Murphy said. “You have to search for your place in life.” Recently there has been much discussion over whether a liberal arts education, specifically in the humanities, can truly provide students with the foundation and credentials necessary to pursue high-earning careers. Some people claim that majors in these fields will not pave the way for steady incomes and that an education in math or science is more beneficial. However, many others disagree with this opinion. Wake Forest Fellow Carrie Stokes said the idea of college students without the ability to immerse themselves in what she “deem[s] as most relevant and viable” to understanding the world is like a “slap in the face.” Students currently studying at the Humanities Institute agree. Senior Brett LaPrad, an interdisciplinary humanities minor, said he hopes the dona-

tion will “bring greater interest” to the department. Many students are passionate about literature, language and other aspects of the humanities, and the donation will encourage those students to pursue the institute. “Murphy’s gift came as a reminder to the entire campus community of the invaluable role the humanities play in education and culture at Wake Forest,” Stokes said. Founded in Oct. 2010, the Humanities Institute serves to allow students the necessary resources to embark on various projects and endeavors related to their fields of study. Mary Foskett, director of the institute, said that Murphy’s gift allows the institute to not only “more than meet the fundraising requirements of the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant,” but to do so more than two years in advance. The donation has increased funds to $1.5 million, putting the Institute at the amount necessary to receive a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. This will allow the institute to continue to thrive and support its students for years. Murphy said Wake Forest taught him the “best version” of himself. It is fitting, then, that Foskett described Murphy’s donation as an “expression of Pro Humanitate.”

Hospital: Remains No. 2 in N.C. despite layoffs Continued from Page 1 -ened. But the main component that drivesits cost structure is staffing level. Almost two-thirds of the Medical Center’s total costs are labor.” In response to these layoffs, John McConnell, CEO of WFBMC, said in an interview with WFMY News 2, “This was not about a problem. It was about positioning ourselves for the future, in order to expand in patient care, research and education.” These cuts make up about 7 percent of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s work force. However, the hospital did emphasize that patient care would not be reduced. “This will not affect nurse-to-patient ratios,” the press release stated, concerning the looming layoffs. Despite the elimination of 950 corporate service and administrative positions, the medical center is confident that the level of care it provides its patients will not be reduced, and the layoffs will in fact benefit the hospital in terms of cost effectiveness and how they focus their money towards patient care in the future. According to Medicare data from 2008 to June 2011, the readmissions rates for Wake Forest Baptist were 4 percent higher than the national average. Pamela Duncan, director of Innovations and Transitional Outcomes at Wake Forest Baptist, provided explanations for the relatively high readmission rates, and how they plan to address the issue. Duncan thinks the issues of readmissions are a problem that will best be solved by the community as a whole. “We need to understand as a community what the drivers of readmission are,” she said. According to Duncan, in 2011 the Wake Forest Baptist invited a non-profit group of

Medicare consultants from Raleigh to look at the issue of readmission and discuss ways to lower it. The results of this collaboration showed a map highlighting where readmission rates, or returns to the hospital within 30 days of leaving, were the highest, pointing to areas of poorer socio-economic status. Also, Duncan pointed out that Wake Forest Baptist was designed to deal with episodes of care, meaning they deal with “catastrophic injuries” along with major illnesses and specialty care. This raises questions about what goes on within these poor socio-economic communities. In hopes of answering these questions and ensuring less people return to the hospital, Wake Forest Baptist has chosen to use the RelayCare system, which enables and documents protocol-driven, post-discharge outreach to patients. The goal is to help patients understand their discharge instructions and also to make and keep necessary follow-up appointments. Another reason why readmissions rates are an important issue to address is because of the financial implications. According to Duncan, “hospitals could save billions through addressing readmission problems.” A major source of financial pressure for re-admissions rates comes from the Affordable Care Act, which established the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. Through this program, hospitals participating in the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) with excess 30-day readmission rates are subject to penalties in the form of reductions in their base Medicare payments per discharged patient. For Wake Forest Baptist, that reported 4 percent higher readmission rates than the national average from 2008 to 2011, this means being subject to significant federal penaliza-

tion. “Our Medicare patient numbers that are reported go back three years and are out-of-date,” Duncan said. She pointed out that she, alongside hospital leadership, has already begun to re-engineering the care at the large academic medical center. “We have the best leadership positions to re-engineer the way we look at this issue,” she said. Duncan feels readmission rates are a challenge for Medicare patients and hospitals throughout the country. And through WFBMC’s research, there is hope that the root problem behind these high readmission rates will be solved. Among the many academic schools of Wake Forest University, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is well-known throughout the country. Despite these coming

layoffs and the issue of readmission rates, according to U.S News Health, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center still ranks No. 2 in North Carolina. They saw 38,601 inpatient admissions in the fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2012, receiving a high volume of patients from the Piedmont Triad area. According to Hadley Heindel, a former volunteer for the Cardiac Care Unit for the medical center, “Wake Forest Baptist Health has many talented physicians and nurses who truly strive to serve the surrounding community and beyond.” We will see in the coming months if Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s layoffs will truly improve efficiency and if its work towards reducing readmission rates yields meaningful results.

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WFUBMC, the largest hospital in the Winston-Salem area, faces the possibility of the loss of 950 jobs this upcoming summer.

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Admin: University staff rises in nat’l trend Continued from Page 1

from 2001 through last spring shows that the system added more than 1,000 administrators over that period,” the article by Douglas Belkin and Scott Thurm reads. “Their ranks grew 37 percent, more than twice as fast as the teaching corps and nearly twice as fast as the student body.” This increase in the number of non-faculty employees has a direct correlation to the average cost of tuition, which has risen even faster than healthcare costs. The Goldwater Institute also released a corroborating report on Aug. 17, 2010, titled “Administrative Bloat at American Universities: The Real Reason for High Costs in Higher Education,” which concluded that the increased hiring of administrators is the direct cause of greater tuition. This raises the question of whether administrative bloat exists on the Wake Forest campus. Carmen Canales, Chief Human Resources Officer at Wake Forest, says that there was 224 “executive or administrative staff” working at the university in 2011-12, the last year with published data. She goes on to define an administrator as an individual whose “primary function is to support the university in a capacity outside of the classroom.” She also highlighted the fact that there are a number of administrators that serve campus in both faculty and staff roles. “Wake Forest University seeks a diverse talent pool of candidates with broad experience and proven results, who will support the spirit of Pro Humanitate, and who will support our current and future campus community,” Canales said. Regarding the hiring process for administrators at the university, Canales says that hiring is done via a search committee comprised primarily of faculty and sometimes involving students or senior administrators. Administrator searches may involve an advisory search committee, an external search firm, or direct contact with qualified candidates through position postings. “As universities grow their student populations, administrators are needed to support program enhancements in the realm of student life and personal and career development, to ensure students have the appropriate resources throughout their university experience, and are placed successfully upon graduation,” Canales said. “We are aware of concerns expressed on campuses nationwide about administrative growth, and part of the Strategic Resources Initiative process involves taking a close look at administrative positions across our cam-

pus.” The Strategic Resources Initiative was launched last fall, with the charge of assessing the opportunities to capture funds through “greater efficiency, collaboration and practical solutions.” “You have to ask the question, ‘why is this massive increase happening?’,” Richard Vedder, professor of economics emeritus at Ohio University and author of Going Broke by Degree: Why Colleges Cost So Much, said. “We haven’t seen a double in the faculty over the years, just the administrative world. What is different about a university today that wasn’t there 30 or 40 years ago? In my judgment, most of its increase is as a result of decisions by universities to simply add staff.” Much of the increase in administrators stems from a growth in the “bureaucracy” — for example, study abroad programs, university advancement and public relations, alumni relations, career development offices and larger admissions operations, to name a few — which didn’t exist in previous decades. “The problem is bigger in private schools than in public schools, because they have had a larger increase in spending over recent years,” Vedder said. “To me, the litmus test is if you were to get rid of a certain percent of your administrators, could the school function as well as it does now? Would the educational experience be worse if you had five people in the office of alumni relations rather than 15?” Vedder states that most universities “could cut 10 to 20 percent of their administrative staff without harming the institution.” The solution he proposed was either to put a freeze on hiring for administrative positions or, a less savory option, to let go of 5 to 10 percent of administrative positions per year. Many students on campus do not know about the threat of administrative bloat on our campus. “I wouldn’t say there is too many staff, and I haven’t had to wait too long at places so I don’t really know if it is a problem,” sophomore Robyn Lessens said. Other students propose other options, especially when it comes to tuition dollars. “I didn’t even realize there were so many administrators per student,” junior Amelia Fatsi said. “I don’t notice them that much. It upsetting that it might be part of our tuition that pays for them and they may be unnecessary. I thought that with the economy there would be less hiring. Also, what if those positions were to become student jobs?” Fatsi asked. “Whenever I encounter administrators, they seem helpful,” sophomore Olivia PerkinsMackey said. “I don’t like that it comes out of the tuition we pay for though. Are the administrators used to their fullest capacity? Do we really use all of them?”

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Percent increase in administrative staff from fall 2010 to fall 2011


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• University Police responded to a call about an intoxicated student in Luter who was unresponsive. The individual was taken to Student Health for treatment. The report was filed at 10:34 p.m. Feb. 25. • An unknown subject removed an unsecured WFU ID from the Pit. The report was filed at 1:04 p.m. Feb. 28. • An unknown subject(s) took dresses hanging from the outside of a door that were meant to be picked up to be

washed. The report was filed at 2:49 p.m. March 2. • An unknown subject removed a coat left unattended in the main lobby of South. The report was filed at 3:24 p.m. March 2. • An unknown subject spray painted a “No Parking” Sign on Jasper Memory Ln. The report was filed at 1:35 a.m. March 3. •University Police observed an individual urinating outside on Student Drive. When officers approached the individual, he ran. Officers caught the offender and, determining that he was of

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University offers STD testing free of cost Student Health Services partners with Forsyth County Health Department for STD testing BY DANIEL SCHIWNDT News Editor “Anytime you have a population of people who are sexually active, especially if they are having more than one partner or if they are not sure about their partner’s status, there is a risk for sexually transmitted illnesses. And Wake Forest is no different than that,” Cecil Price, director of Student Health Service (SHS), said. As many students know, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a part of college life, and the university is attempting to deal with the problem of sexual health through a partnership with Forsyth County Health Department and Prevent Ongoing Spread of STD’s Everywhere (POSSE). Last summer, Forsyth County Health Department approached the university’s LGBTQ Center, offering to provide free STD tests for students twice a month. After organizing individual meetings with all three groups, the university finally decided to set the new program in motion this past September. According to university statistics, less than 10 percent of students tested tested positive for Chlaymydia in cal-

endar year 2011. The herpes test rate was much higher, with 12 out of 26 tests coming back positive. “We are probably average among college students in terms of the numbers of cases that we see,” Price said. “The number of cases we see pretty much falls in line with what we would expect in the general college population across the country.” The tests are done at student health but are run by the health department and are completely confidential. SHS also provides testing, but on a fee-for-service basis, and these tests are also completely confidential. One of the reasons for bringing POSSE to do tests on campus was that the costs of tests is often a barrier for students. “The testing is probably about $95 to test for those four [diseases],” Price said. Another barrier to testing is the stigma that STDs and STD testing has in the social perception. Many students feel that the embarrassment that accompanies getting tested or having an STD makes them less likely to get tested. “With STDs and testing, the size of our campus makes anonymity a bit more difficult and therefore creates a less welcoming environment for students to feel comfortable about getting tested,” junior Emily Zier said. “I do think more should be done to promote information about STDs and STD testing to raise the comfort level of students. Natascha Romeo,

university health educator, agrees that there can be that barrier, but she says that the key to fighting stigmatization is to foster greater community support and conversation. “People are just uncomfortable with talking about sex,” Romeo said. “I am always surprised when I see their faces when I am talking very comfortably about it. For sexual health, it has to be more than a class. I think it is going to take much more of a community effort.” Melanie LeMay, program director for the LGBTQ Center, found that if student organizations partnered and sponsored events, more students heard about it and were more comfortable with it. “One thing that has helped is that we have had some Greek organizations sponsor some of the testing nights,” LeMay said. “They bring out all the members of their organization and that was a great way to get people involved and remove some of the stigma.” According to POSSE, 157 students have been tested under the new program from September through February. Romeo agreed with LeMay that greater organization participation would help. “I think the more offices that will partner with us to get the word out, the better,” Romeo said. “The more people who are supported makes it feel less taboo.”

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The incidences of STDs on campus is about average when compared to other colleges.

Students divided on residency requirement

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The new dorms on North Campus will house 482 students as part of the university’s new three-year on-campus residence policy.

Many students are expressing their doubts regarding the university’s new on-campus living requirement BY ROBERT WILSON Staff Writer Wake Forest is almost finished with the construction of two new residence halls, Farrell Hall and a new dining hall. These dorms were built in conjunction with the university implementing a new three-year residency requirement.

The new buildings will be able house 482 students and are built in a suite-style similar to Martin. Each suite will feature a kitchenette and house four to eight students, in a mixture of single and double rooms. The buildings will also have more study spaces for students in addition to recreational areas. “The new residency requirement is designed to foster more student interaction and communication and to improve the Wake Forest experience,” Matthew Clifford, director of Residence Life and Housing, said. The requirement, he explained, is part of a greater strategy to increase student involve-

ment and participation on campus. He cites the building of the Barn as an example of the university’s commitment to this goal. Along with the two new residences halls, a new dining space is being built between Farrell Hall and the new dorms. Clifford states that the space will be different from the Pit. “The space will be smaller, but will still be managed the same way the Pit is now, except students will be able to come and go as they please. It will have a more ‘hangout’ setting,” Clifford said. Students, however, are skeptical of the university’s claims. Of Wake Forest’s approximately 4800 students, about twothirds live on campus. Now that at least three-fourths will have to live on campus, students are not sure that the university will be able to house everyone, even with the two new dorms. “Wake Forest is just trying to increase its revenue,” sophomore Troy Rivera said. “Two new dorms that house about 500 students cannot sustain all students having to live on campus for three years.” While this is a common belief among some students, others disagree. “I believe that the new dorms are exactly what we need. Wake Forest, I’m sure, is fully aware of how to house its students appropriately. The new dorms will function basically as apartments that are on campus,” junior Blake Harrison said. “Plus, we get to be closer to our friends and maintain an independent lifestyle, while remaining on campus,” he argued.

Clifford confirmed that the university would indeed have enough space to support the students affected by the three-year residency requirement. Many students have anonymously disclosed that they are trying to get doctor’s notes to get out of the requirement. “We will review each request on a caseby-case basis, but still use the same standard that we always have,” Clifford said. Other universities have experimented with different policies with mixed results. For example, East Tennessee State University, a large public university, has no oncampus living requirement, which has had detrimental effects on student life. Lindsey Schinkai, a junior at East Tennessee State, says having no on-campus requirement “totally stifles student engagement. No one is given a reason to stay on campus, so no one does.” She explained that the lack of student engagement between them and with the university has led it to become “a suitcase campus. Everyone packs up and leaves for the weekend.” Duke University also requires all students to live on campus for their first three years as students. Sam Stout, a senior at Duke, thinks the three-year requirement has been extremely beneficial for the students. Stout explained that the requirement “allows for more student engagement and forms more of a community among the students, even though most everyone lives in off-campus apartments senior year.”


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-ISMS Series | Classism and Racism

Dealing with racism The lack of respect students sometimes display appears to be rooted in prejudices Ariella Akeza Guest Columnist

Cana Noel

Guest Columnist This series is a reflection of the visible injustices of the Forest. It was created not to harm, but to reveal the disrespectful and seemingly rude culture that has become all too prevalent at our university and ultimately in our society. This week’s topic is racism and classism. I was eating in the Pit on a Sunday evening and a Pit worker came up to me and my friends and asked us to sing something for her to lift her spirits. After our hushed rendition of “Order My Steps,” her eyes began to fill with tears and she walked away. She came back later to tell us about the difficult her job has been for her recently. She asked us to pray for her, and then quietly walked away. She did not have to go into detail about her work-related issues, but we as students should be aware that the Pit staff encounter countless amounts of race and class discrimination. As if the class and race relations are not bad enough within their staff as a whole; we reinforce them by our

unnecessary comments and overwhelming lack of common courtesy. The Pit is an environment that displays the social hierarchy of Wake Forest life, and those not considered worthy of common decency have simply become invisible. When I lived in Huffman my sophomore year, I met an older African American woman who greeted me every morning before she cleaned our bathrooms. She kindly asked me if I would mind waiting a few minutes to enter the bathroom so she could make sure it was perfectly clean. Every morning at 7 a.m. she cleaned the toilet paper off the floors, wiped up the vomit and urine from the weekend’s crazy events, empty the overflowing garbage and cleaned the strands of hair from the showers, all while working around the shampoo bottles and shower caddies that blocked her way each day. I saw girls walk in and out of the bathroom, walking right passed her, ignoring her friendly “Good mornin’ baby, how are you doing?” What type of people have we become? An ungrateful generation that refuses to acknowledge the people that clean up after us without a complaint? Are we too busy with school, Greek life, our social lives and homework to say a simple thank you? These men and women work for meager salaries, cleaning and cooking for us all day and we as students who are meant to live by the Pro Humanitate motto do not have the decency to say a simple thank you or acknowledge one’s presence. We must make a change and stop giving into the barriers of class and race and appreciate those people who make our lives easier each day.

Word on the Quad How do you feel about the university’s three-year residency policy for students?

“I like the policy. It’s convenient, and the new dorms should enhance the experience. The additional year to transition into adulthood is also helpful to upperclassmen.” Lexi Pace (‘14)

“I appreciate the collegiate feel; however, the cost of living in the dorms is too high for the quality that students receive.”

“I don’t personally like the policy. Part of the college experience is living on one’s own off campus.”

“I think the policy is good for safety and transportation, but we need more space for younger students.”

Andrew Miller (‘15)

Lauren Suffoletto (‘13)

Tyler Gaetano (‘15)

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“ The university’s dating culture may be unique Swetty Palms| Dating Culture

Wake students display a propensity for more casual, yet intimate, relationships Arielle Swett

Guest Columnist

Hooking up. Talking. Together. Dating. You hear these terms on a daily basis here at Wake Forest. They sliver through your daily exchanges with friends and peers, but their presence is so ubiquitous that such mentions have become unremarkable. Think about it. How many people do you know that are dating or exclusively “hooking up?” Is Wake Forest a “couple-ridden” campus or is there no such thing? Is it different within and outside of Greek life? My best friend visited me last weekend from George Washington University, in my

native D.C., where intimacy and relationship norms are reportedly different (and more detached) than ours here at Wake. After a mere two-day visit, I dropped her off at the Winston-Salem Transit station downtown, where she murmured wistfully: “Man, being here makes me want to be in a relationship.” I was rather taken aback; what was it that prompted her to newly possess such sentiments? Maybe it’s because our campus and student body are relatively so much smaller than hers and thus couples are simply seen more often; our 4,500 undergraduate body is measly compared to her 10,500. Naturally, I inquired. She responded: “It seems like everyone here is with someone and unafraid to show or pronounce it. At GW, being in a relationship is totally taboo. People are afraid to label themselves anything; it’s weird if you do. If people are hooking up exclusively, we refer to them casually as “together” but that’s as far as it goes — nobody is “dating.” That’s too intense of a title. The guys don’t want girlfriends at all. It’s not manly. I’ve done the jumping around though. I want to be with someone, but that’s not really on anyone else’s agenda

A large amount of people I know are either dating someone or are exclusively intimate ... Greek or not. there.” Student culture there consists of whispered hook-up buddies for a fleeting period, and their later dissolutions into past flings. “They used to have a thing,” she’d say to describe two people that used to “hook up.” Nothing more than that. And it’s not necessarily sex, by any means; it’s simply intimacy at all. Are most colleges like hers? Are we simply an anomaly? Is it an urban vs. isolation phenomenon? North vs. South? I don’t think it’s the latter, as our student body is comprised heavily of northerners anyway. Perhaps it’s the nature of their Greek life. Someone do a sociological study of the two universities and get back to me with some theories, won’t you? We’ll never know simply spectating. Regardless, take a moment to look around and think about the status of relationships surrounding you as you gaze across the majestic quad.

Her observations and elaborations on the differences between the two environments made me think. Do we have a high prevalence of relationships? When I thought about it, I realized that a large amount of people I know are either dating someone or are exclusively intimate with another, Greek or not. Prompted by these new musings, I asked several friends attending other universities all over the country what their respective universities’ relationship cultures are like. Their responses generally described environments similar to that of GW, aka a low prevalence of relationships and more casual hooking up. Does our high prevalence of relationships pressure those not in relationships to engage in more frequent, casual endeavors? Do people in relationships who openly elaborate on their sexual activity inadvertently pressure single students to seek and engage in sex? If you’re single, don’t feel pressured. Live your life exactly as you wish to. If you’re taken, think about the relationship climate here. Awareness and cognizance are always lovely to have.

“ should not outweigh one’s happiness Helping others Of Wine, Wool and Simple Words | Lessons from a Graduating Senior

While altruism is admirable, it should be prefaced by taking care of one’s self Caroline Murray Staff Columnist

As I sit at my desk, wrapped in a wool cardigan and enjoying a glass of ’11 Argentinian Malbec (talk about ample tannin), I prepare for my Forest departure with a story and simple words … Back in the day, I did everything for everyone. Believe me, I wish that were a mi-

When I focused on the need of everyone ... I [put] my own problems on the backburner, and boy, did I get burned. nor exaggeration or some hyperbole. But no, unfortunately, it’s not. Whatever anyone asked of me — friends, family, acquaintances, professors, coworkers — my Cinderella complex got the best of me and I obliged on virtually every occasion. Caroline, would you please pick up my 5-hour shift so I can study for my test? Sure, no problem. Caroline, would you mind working the tournament this weekend at 8 a.m. in below-freezing temperatures? I can do that. Carolineeeeeeee, I’m druuuuunk. Pick me up downtown and take me to my BFs house so we can “you know.” [Sigh] Fine. I thought I completely understood when my

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mother taught me to be selfless and put others first. Looking back, I might as well have sold my soul because I foolishly failed to notice the fine print at the bottom. I never asked for anything in return, but what happened when roles were reversed? Can someone please pick me up from the Greensboro airport? I have strep throat; would anyone mind covering my 5-7 shift, and I’ll owe you one? This day couldn’t get any worse; would you mind visiting me on duty for a few minutes just to talk? Crickets. Nothing but freakin’ crickets. And that’s why now, I pass down a learned lesson: employ selflessness with caution. Don’t get me wrong, there are benefits to being generous with your time and energy. In a strange way, I enjoyed being at the beck and call of everyone. I found pleasure in making someone’s day just a little brighter or less stressful because of various altruistic courtesies. Despite popular belief, you don’t always reap what you sow.

For the longest time, I saw the world not as it is but as I am. I believed that if I always did for others without demand of reciprocity, karma would come around and others would do for me when I needed it. Unfortunately, not everyone believes in mutual benefit and generosity. There are those who will take advantage of your kindness the first time, second time and every subsequent instance thereafter. Your job: don’t be a doormat. The world can be inherently selfish, and oftentimes, you need to be, too. When I focused on the needs of everyone around me, I shoved my own problems onto the backburner, and boy, did I get burned. I neglected my own needs, became more stressed and emotional and lost sight of what I wanted out of my time here. Sometimes, the only person you need to consider is yourself. I’m now on my last sip. Cheers, and don’t take these words for granted.

What exactly does that expression mean, ‘friends with benefits?’ Does he provide her with health insurance?”

I was on a date with this really hot model. Well, it wasn’t really a date. We just ate dinner and saw a movie. Then the plane landed.”

I have a lot of boyfriends, I want you to write that. Every country I visit, I have a different boyfriend. And I kiss them all.”

I prefer ordinary girls — you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn’t mean we are dating.”

– Sheldon from “The Big Bang Theory,” Episode 2.21 — The Vegas Renormalization

– Date Attell, stand-up comedian

– Anna Kournikova, retired professional tennis player

– Leonardo DiCaprio, actor and film producer


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Chris Paul in the rafters of the Joel

Press Box | NHL Opinion

Safety concerns for NHL players

In the infamously rough sport of hockey, league officials should not overlook athletes’ health issues BY EMMA LINGAN Staff Writer

Wake gives tribute to one of the best point guards the university has ever seen as he continues his dominant play in the NBA BY MATT POPPE Senior Writer “It’s one of the best days of my life, in that it’s timeless and it’s something that no one can take away from you.” It was a special day indeed, March 2, as Wake Forest honored one of the most influential people to ever step on campus, former standout guard Chris Paul. The Winston-Salem native returned to the Joel Coliseum for the day named in his

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honor and to witness his No. 3 jersey hoisted into the rafters of the court he called home for two seasons with the Demon Deacons. “I got goose bumps because I’ve been here since I was a kid looking up in the rafters and seeing all of the jerseys,” Paul said. “This may be more of a different feeling because this is home.” Paul is the 11th Deacon to have his jersey retired, and the first since Josh Howard in 2004. Paul’s banner was placed in between Howard’s and late head coach Skip Prosser’s, of whom Paul highly respected. “I had no idea where it was going to go,” Paul said during the halftime ceremony in front of the 14,173 in attendance. “But it’s very fitting that it’s next to Josh Howard, Winston-

Hockey fans everywhere rejoiced when the nearly four-month-long NHL lockout came to a close in Jan. 2013. But as players donned their pads and took to the ice for a shortened 48-game season, a rather large elephant still remained in the room. For the past two seasons, head injuries have become an increasing concern in the NHL, peaking when a concussion sidelined Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby for 60 games in the 2011-2012 season. These injuries were, in fact, one of the major talking points in negotiations during the lockout, but as the lockout dragged on, the focus began to shift from player safety to revenue percentages and competitive balance.

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Number of freshman players on the eight person team Top-50 teams that the Demon Deacons have played this season Wins for senior Kathyrn Talbert, the only player with a winning singles record Straight losses for junior Brigita Bercyte, dropping her overall record to 7-20


Senior Sandra Garcia scored 10 points with six rebounds in the Demon Deacons 88-61 loss to Maryland March 3. Garcia also recorded her third double-double of the season with 12 rebounds and 13 points against Virginia Tech Feb. 28. Despite Virginia Tech’s 62-52 victory, Garcia led all players that night with her 12 rebounds and grabbed an impressive 44 rebounds over the last four games.

{ DEACON QUOTE } “We’re disappointed in the fact that we didn’t play better. Both teams played their tails off. We just needed to play better.” -Head basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik after loss against Maryland

Maryland spoils CP3 Day, Wolfpack roll Deacs Wake Forest has now lost four games in a row, all againstACC foes BY MATT POPPE Senior Writer

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Although Wake has struggled the season, senior C.J. Harris is averaging 15 points per game, seventh best in the ACC.

Wins have been hard to come by in the final stretch of the Demon Deacon’s regular season, as they extended their losing streak to three this past week with losses against the Maryland Terrapins and N.C. State Wolfpack. The Deacs had hoped for a better outing March 2 against Maryland, as the day not only marked senior day for Wake’s three seniors, but was also dubbed Chris Paul Day as the former Deacon great’s jersey was

retired in a halftime ceremony. It also marked the last time that the Terrapins would visit the Joel as a member of the ACC, as the team is scheduled to move to the Big Ten next season. The Terps made their lasting mark, as they proved to be too much for the Deacs and pulled away for a 67-57 victory. The day began with the honoring of seniors C.J. Harris, Spencer Jennings and Will Murphy in a pregame ceremony. The game then started as a backand-forth affair, as neither team could grab a sizable advantage. Despite 11 first half points from freshman Devin Thomas, the Deacs would trail 30-24 at the half as the Terrapins went on a 10-2 run to end the first 20-minute period. The halftime ceremony would reenergize

the crowd, however, as a special ceremony for Paul was held to a standing ovation. His banner was unfurled in the rafters of the Joel in between former Deac Josh Howard, and late head coach Skip Prosser. The Deacons came out fighting in the second half and cut away at Maryland’s lead, using a 9-2 run. Harris made a key steal just five minutes into the half and converted a breakaway dunk to give Wake its first lead of the second half at 33-32. Maryland fought back, however, and would regain the lead. The Deacs could come no closer than four points in the final five minutes of play and saw the Terrapins emerge with a 67-57 victory. Harris led the Deacons in the second to last home game of his

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Niko Spezial Senior BY ALEX SPEAR Staff Writer

you would never throw three times a week. But the coaches will build you up, so it’s all about your progression and how you’re recovering after the weekend.

After the first few weeks of the 2013 baseball season, senior lefty Niko Spezial sports an impressive 1.42 ERA and seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work on the mound. His continued success would greatly help the team in the competitive ACC. As Niko approaches his final two and half months of Demon Deacon baseball and Wake Forest’s rigorous academics, he reflects on the origins of his collegiate career, his unique curveball and pre-game ritual and what he’ll miss most about being a Wake Forest student-athlete.

Who’s your favorite teammate to throw to in a scrimmage? I would have to say [starting shortstop] Pat Blair just because it’s a challenge — he absolutely owns me. I don’t know if I’ve ever gotten him out, to be honest, so it’s always fun [to face him]. I’m thinking, “Jeez, I gotta get him out one time in my career.”

How did you decide to come to Wake Forest out of all your other offers? I’ve played baseball my whole life and about junior summer, you know, you get recruited by colleges and [Wake] was one of the schools that was really on top of me. I came here on my official visit and the older guys showed me around. Then I looked at the academics, and I really wanted to [have] sports and academics [in case] anything happened with baseball. What have you been working on in practice since coming back from winter break? Something I had trouble with was consistency [and] just throwing strikes in general, which had to do with my mechanics. Coach Healy said I had been taught the wrong way my whole life so it’s been really hard to pick something up and change it [quickly]. So I’ve just been working on [fixing] my mechanics and it’s worked out so far. Video after video, practice after practice it’s been getting better. What’s your favorite pitch to throw? I love to throw my spike curve. It’s sharp, it gets people off balance, [and] it looks good when you came up [with the pitch] when they’re not looking for it.

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For pitchers specifically, what do you guys work on in practice? Something we all dread — running. After that, depending on how much you threw over the weekend [will determine] how much you throw over the week. During the beginning of the season, the coaches don’t want to overload you. For example,

Before you go out to the mound during a game, do you have a routine or ritual? I write on the bullpen mound and the mound on the field before I pitch, and I write “85 percent” because my problem when I was younger was that I was out of control. I just wanted to throw as hard as I could and try to throw a thousand miles per hour. So Coach Healy tells me, over and over, “85 percent, just stay relaxed.” And that’s helped me a lot this year. I have to write it, and it’s under my hat too. I also have to wear the same sliders, every game. They’re washed, obviously, but I have to wear the same sliders and the same socks. What are you looking forward to after college and what are you going to miss? I’ve created a lot of friends here and I created new relationships and new families with people so I’ll definitely miss that because there’s a reality that you’re not going to see your friends here a lot, if at all for a while, so I’m definitely going to miss that. But I am looking forward to getting the opportunity to play at the next level [and] get some minor league experience and see how far I can take that.

Personal Profile Hometown: Waldwick, N.J. High School: Don Bosco Prep Position: Pitcher Birthdate: Nov. 1, 1990

Deac Notes 2013 football schedule announced featuring a new ACC opponent

Seven new Demon Deacon recruits to join women’s soccer in fall 2013

On Nov. 2, 2013, the Demon Deacons will head north to take on their newest ACC opponent, Syracuse University. Syracuse entered ACC Football coming off of an impressive 2012 8-5 regular season record, in which they defeated the University of Pittsburgh 14-13 and defeated the then-No. 9 University of Louisville 45-26. Syracuse is projected to finish fourth in the ACC for the 2013 season, two spots ahead of Wake Forest.

The women’s soccer team, with head coach Tony da Luz at the helm, recruited and signed seven high-profile recruits — Maddie Brock, Kendall Fischlein, Taylor Kerxton, Kendal Robino, Jenna Romano, Sarah Teegarden and Caroline Wootten — who will be on campus this August. The newest class of Demon Deacons is ranked, by Top Drawer Soccer, as the 14th-best class in the nation. The group incoming class is comprised of one goalkeeper, two defenders, three midfielders and one striker.

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Deacs take two of three games from NMSU Diamond Deacs able to top Aggies in two of three games but struggle to find win on the road against Charlotte BY MIKE ZAVAGNO Staff Writer For the Wake Forest baseball team, this season has been all about the bats. In games when the Deacs have scored at least six runs, their record is a stellar 8-0, whereas their record drops to 1-5 in games where they fail to reach the six-run mark. The result is a 9-5 record this season and a trend that continued over the weekend when the New Mexico State Aggies visited WinstonSalem. In the first game of the series March 2, Wake Forest turned to its ace, Austin Stadler. The redshirt senior answered the call, as he has in all three of his starts this season, turning in another stellar performance for a 6-1 Demon Deacons victory. Stadler (3-0) surrendered just three hits and one run, coming on a solo blast in the top of the sixth, in seven innings of work to pick up his third win of the season. March 3, Wake Forest came out with blazing bats, scoring eight runs in the first inning en route to a series-clinching 14-1 thrashing of New Mexico State. Junior Evan Stephens went 4-4 at the plate with a triple, a stolen base, three RBIs and two runs scored before exiting the game after just four innings of play. He was joined in his success at the plate by senior shortstop Pat Blair, who was also perfect from the dish, going 3-3 with a double, a run scored, two stolen bases and a pair of walks. Wake Forest returned to Gene Hooks Stadium

March 4 to close out the series with New Mexico State, but left their bats at home. Aggie pitchers Ryan Beck and Casey Collins combined to shutout the Deacs, taking the series finale 4-0. Wake Forest could only totaled six base knocks on the day, despite Stephens continuing to mash the baseball, going 2-4 with his first double of the season. In the series, the junior went 9-13 (.692) at the plate and is currently leading the team with a .512 batting average on the season. The Demon Deacons used five pitchers on the afternoon, looking to give some of their bullpen guys some work. Senior starter Justin Van Grouw ended up taking the loss after surrendering two runs in the first two frames. Junior Jack Fischer, senior Niko Spezial and sophomore Connor Kaden all managed to keep the Aggies off the board in their combined five innings of work. The Deacons ended the week with a visit to UNC Charlotte Tuesday, a team they defeated 8-4 Feb. 27, for their first contest away from Winston-Salem in eight games. The result was a less than stellar 5-4 defeat, as the 49ers broke a 3-3 tie off of Wake Forest reliever Fischer (0-3) in the bottom of the seventh and the Deacs could only manage to get one run the rest of the way. Redshirt junior Matt Conway served as a bright spot both on the mound and at the dish for Wake Forest, tossing 4.1 innings without surrendering an earned run and belting his first home run of the year in a 2-4 effort at the plate. Redshirt junior Jack Carey and senior Brett Armour also notched two hits apiece, combining with Conway for all of the Deacons six hits on the afternoon. With the loss, Wake Forest fell to 9-5 and 1-3 in road contests. The Deacs will begin ACC play this weekend when North Ann Salieres/Old Gold & Black Carolina visits Gene Hooks Field for a three-game series. The team will finish the four-game homestand with a contest against Junior Evan Stephens drove in three runs and scored twice in four innings. Rhode Island March 12.

Press Box: Concussions must be addressed Continued from Page 10

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Sidney Crosby is known for his constant injuries in the NHL.

Playing more games per week with fewer days off is bound to cause more physical wear and tear, not to mention the added pressure to pick up more wins. Regular season games are being treated like postseason matchups because what would under normal circumstances be considered a short losing streak can now ruin a team’s chances of making the playoffs. Perhaps, then, the rising number of injuries over the past few weeks is not surprising. This alone is cause for concern, but the increased number of head injuries specifically is even more worrisome. From Feb. 11 through 22, 11 NHL players suffered concussions, including Crosby’s teammate and reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin and New York Rangers star Rick Nash. The NHL is currently playing its second season under its broadened version of Rule 48, which fines or suspends players for hits

that target an opponent’s head or make the head the principal point of contact. Even with this rule in place, however, about 90 players missed games last season because of concussions. In addition, several of this season’s head injuries, including Malkin’s, were not caused by penalty-earning hits. With fewer games from which teams can pick up points in the playoff bubble, there will also be more pressure on players to get back on the ice as soon as possible, often more quickly than they should. When players go back into the lineup too early, however, there is an obvious risk of further injury. If Nash rejoins the Rangers and suffers another head injury, for example, his season could be over, which would be a major setback for the Rangers in their quest for a playoff spot. The only two NHL teams with no official injuries at this time are the Boston Bruins and the Anaheim Ducks, who hold the top spots in the Northeast and Pacific Conferences, respectively, and who have a combined

record of 29-5-3. At this rate, the teams that enter the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs with the healthiest rosters will stand the best chance of emerging victorious in June, even if they aren’t the most talented. The stakes are high, particularly for many players who will be free agents this summer and need to impress general managers, so some players are resorting to crossing the line with illegal hits, or simply pushing themselves too far physically to the point of causing selfinflicted injuries. Hockey is back, and the fans are happy, but at what cost? Concussions continue to plague the league, despite its supposed commitment to reducing them. The shortened season is inauspicious to begin with, and the lack of patience for players combatting injuries only makes matters worse. Clearly the NHL still has issues that need to be addressed, and if the attempt to salvage a hockey season is coming at the expense of the players’ health, perhaps there shouldn’t have been a 2013 season at all.

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career with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists, playing in all but three minutes of the game. He also hit all six of his free throw attempts, and now leads the ACC in free throw percentage at 86 percent. Thomas also had a strong game, tallying 17 points, grabbing a game-high seven rebounds, and also lead the team with three steals. The trouble again for the Deacs was their shooting. Wake shot just 32.7 percent for the game, as well as getting outrebounded 41-30.

“It was a hard-fought game,” head coach Jeff Bzdelik said. “Both teams played their tails off. We just needed to play better. We turned the ball over 18 times and so many of them were bad turnovers that led to points, obviously, 20 points on turnovers and then to get outrebounded by 11 was really a recipe to get beat.” Harris The Demon Deacons looked to turn things around March 6 when they traveled to Raleigh for their final road

game of the year against in-state rival N.C. State, who is fighting for a birth in the NCAA Tournament. N.C. State had no doubt with their previous matchup with Wake Forest fresh on their mind. The Deacs surprised the then No. 18 Wolfpack with an 86-84 victory that resulted in a storming of the court. This time, the Wolfpack would be the ones smiling at the final buzzer. Wake Forest continued their struggles on the road this season with a 81-66 loss in Raleigh March 6.

Thomas led the Deacons in scoring with 13 points and hauled in 11 rebounds to secure another double-double for the freshman from Harrisburg, Pa. As a team, the Deacons struggled with scoring, making just 46.7 percent of their field goals. Wake especially struggled from the 3-point line, shooting just 22.2 percent from beyond the arc. The Deacons will now prepare for their final regular season matchup as they return home March 10 to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at the Joel Coliseum.

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Deacs dominate in preparation for ACC play Demon Deacons cruise by Tribe and Lancers before last non-conference match against Virginia Commonwealth BY MAEGAN OLMSTEAD Staff Writer The Wake Forest men’s tennis team took on Oklahoma March 1 at home after a three-week break, but could not top the No. 5 ranked team, losing 5-2. The Deacons, ranked No. 22 in ITA national rankings, got off to a tough start, dropping all three doubles matches and starting the match down 0-1. At No. 1 doubles, seniors Amogh Prabhakar and David Hopkins lost 5-8, No. 2 senior Danny Kreyman and junior Adam Lee lost 4-8 and freshmen Jon Ho and Sam Bloom at No. 33 lost 4-8, as well. “Oklahoma’s really good at doubles,” head coach Tony Bresky said. “We had a three-week break. I don’t know how that may have affected us. I know we’re fit, but we may need to go back to the technical aspect.” Lee and Bloom earned the only wins of the day for the Deacons at No. 5 (6-2, 7-5) and No. 6 (4-6, 6-3, 1-0) singles, respectively. The Sooners earned the rest of their points at No. 1 against Prabhakar (6-3, 6-4), No. 2 against Hopkins (6-1, 6-2), No. 3 against Kreyman (1-6, 6-3, 6-3) and No. 4 against Ho (6-2, 6-3). “I played well, but the team lost and it doesn’t feel like a win,” Lee said. “I would be a lot happier if the team won, and I honestly don’t think we performed as well as we should have. It’s not a great feeling, they’re No. 5 in the country, and we gave them too much credit.” The Deacons went right back at it March 3 and proved why they are ranked in the Top 25, facing William & Mary at 11

a.m. and Longwood at 6 p.m. at the Indoor Tennis Center. Wake reversed the roles after Oklahoma, defeating William & Mary 5-1. The Deacons took the doubles point after winning two matches and dropping the third, and then went on to win in the singles. No. 37 Prabhakar earned the position one win 6-4, 6-2 and No. 123 Hopkins defeated Aaron Chaffee at No. 2 singles (6-3, 4-6, 6-3). The rest of the Deacons wins came from Kreyman at No. 3 (6-1, 6-3) and Bloom at No. 6 (6-0, 6-3), while Ho at spot No. 4 lost a tight match 6-7, 6-7. Lee’s match at position No. 5 was abandoned after winning his first set 6-4 due to the overall match already having been decided. Then just a few hours later, Wake swept Longwood 7-0, making their record 11-3 on the year. The team came in with a new line up giving freshmen Morgan Mays and Anthony Delcore an opportunity to play at the top two positions, and the rookies rose to the occasion. Wake won all three doubles matches with Bloom and Ho playing at position 1 (8-3), Mays and Delcore at 2 (8-2) and Prabhakar and Lee at 3 (8-1). “It was good for Morgan and Anthony to have a chance to play at the top of the lineup,” Bresky said. “Longwood has some really great guys at the top and this gave them a great opportunity.” The Deacons were fierce in singles with no one accepting a loss. Prabhakar put the first singles point on the board at position No. 3, defeating Edward Becker 6-1, 6-1. Following in hot were Kreyman at 4 (6-0, 6-0), Lee at 6 (6-2, 6-1), and Ho at 5 (7-5, 6-1). And the two freshmen brought it home with Mays winning at position No. 1 (6-2, 6-4) and Delcore at position No. 2 (6-3, 7-5). “I feel like I rose to the occasion and had the win so it was good,” Mays said. “Oklahoma was a tough loss for us, and we rebounded well and did what we were suppose to today.” The Deacons now head out on the road for their final nonconference match against VCU March 12, and will open up their ACC season against Duke March 15, following it with two more away matches before returning home to take on Miami March 29.

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Kreyman earned the Deacons a point against the Tribe with a No. 3 singles win.

Paul: Former Deac has jersey retired Continued from Page 10

Salem’s own also, and to the man that made it all possible for me, the late coach Skip Prosser. I love you coach.” The 6-foot guard has moved on and greatly excelled in the NBA, but he will forever be remembered as a local legend in the triad area. Paul attended West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, N.C., and averaged an astounding 30.8 points, 8.0 assists, 6.0 steals and 5.0 rebounds per game his senior season en route to being named a McDonald’s High School AllAmerican. Despite all his accolades in high school, Paul truly made his national presence known in November of 2002. In the week leading up to the season-opener for West Forsyth, and just a day after signing his letter of intent to play at Wake Forest, Paul’s grandfather, whom he strongly admired, was murdered. Paul took it on himself, as a tribute to the man he cared for so much, to play in the seasonopener in his honor. Not only did he do this, but captured the hearts of the country when he scored exactly 61 points, one for every year in which his grandfather was alive. Even more touching was his final points. Paul was fouled on a layup, and made the shot giving him 61. Despite being six points short of the state record, he stepped up to the free throw and intentionally air-balled the shot to stay at 61 as he then exited the game into his father’s arms. The following November, Paul took the court for the Demon Deacons and began his illustrious career at Wake. Paul was not necessarily assumed to be the starting point guard at Wake, however, and recalled that memory. “It just happened,” Paul said. “I wasn’t supposed to be the starting point guard. A lot of kids nowadays are guarGraphic by Lauren Lukacsko/Old Gold & Black anteed a starting position. Taron Downey was here and had Chris Paul is seventh in Wake’s all-time career just won the ACC Championship, so I would have never leaders for assists after playing only two seasons. started that first game of my college career had Taron not

had that appendicitis. I know people say ‘don’t ask what if,’ but I always ask where I would have been had that not happened?” Paul went on to be named ACC Rookie of the Year as well as National Freshman of the Year by many publications as he led the Deacs to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. Then in Paul’s sophomore season, he emerged further as a star, earning consensus First Team All-American honors and leading Wake to a school record 27 wins, as well as the program’s first No. 1 ranking. Paul then made one of the most difficult decisions of his life when he chose to skip his final two years of college and enter the NBA. “I tell people all the time that the hardest decision that I ever made, in all honesty, was when I decided to leave and go to the NBA,” Paul said. “There are a lot of things I remember about college, and I lot of things I don’t. I’ll never forget the night I was sitting in my dorm room with Justin Gray asking him should I leave or should I stay, I remember everything.” Paul was then drafted No. 4 by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005, and has since become arguably the best point guard in the game. During his pro career, he has earned runner-up for NBA MVP, won two Olympic gold medals and has been and NBA All-Star six times, most recently winning MVP of the 2013 All-Star game. The NBA star, who now plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, has also made an impact off the court. Among numerous charitable donations and events, Paul organized the CP3 Foundation in philanthropic partnership with The Winston-Salem Foundation in honor of his late grandfather and to help out others, as well as the community that he grew up in. For those who visit the Joel, Paul’s No. 3 will not only continuously remind them of the greatness that he exhibits on the basketball court but also of the upstanding and admirable individual that he remains off the court. Not only will no one ever wear the No. 3 again at Wake Forest, but there will never again be another individual like Chris Paul.


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Senior Amanda Mezer recently started a chapter of Students with Diabetes, a national support group for students suffering from the disease, at Wake Forest BY ANNIE JOHNSON Staff Writer

Sandy Klebous keeps a tube of Cake Mate icing on her bed stand. Klebous, a junior from Westminster, Md., does not have a serious sweet tooth; she is a Type 1 diabetic. Klebous’ roommate has been warned that if Klebous passes out from low insulin levels that Cake Mate icing should be massaged into her gums. The sugar is an instantaneous pick up that can be absorbed without swallowing. Once conscious she can arrange proper medical attention. This is just one example of the precautions that students living with diabetes must take; a tip Klebous has shared with follow diabetics at Students with Diabetes meetings. Senior Amanda Mezer recently formed a WFU chapter of Students with Diabetes, a national group, which acts as form of support for diabetics on campus as well as their peers. They discuss everything from giving themselves insulin shots in the Pit to how to help friends struggling with diabetes. “When I was [at home] in Florida and had others around who understood my diabetes, I saw how important that was not only for me but for others to experience. Diabetes can make me feel alone, but being with others who understand diabetes (even though they may not have the disease themselves) empowers me to take every struggle in stride,” Mezer said. JDRF, the leading diabetes research institute, defines Type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, as “an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food.” According to the JDRF website, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults — approximately 80 people per day — are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the U.S. each year. There is no

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known cure and the causes are not yet fully understood. Student Health reports that there are 19 declared diabetics on the WFU campus, the majority of which are Type 1. Consequently, the university is accommodating to those with diabetes. “These students are encouraged to come to student health early in their time at Wake Forest to discuss their diabetes,” Cecil Price, director of Student Health Service, said. During those visits, they discuss diabetes control in the context of college life and learn about resources available for diabetics both on campus and off campus. The Student Health Service provides “documentation of their diabetes for their professors if requested and will refer students to the dietitian in dining services for help with ‘how to eat healthily on campus,’” Price said. In addition, diabetic students enjoy the privilege of priority room registration as well as early class registration times so that they can schedule in a lunch break. Elizabeth Law, a junior from Dallas, Texas describes the routine hassles that go along with being Type 1 diabetic. “I’m constantly checking my blood sugar,” she said. “I have to carb count and give myself insulin doses [through a pump] when I get up, before I eat, periodically throughout the day and before bed.” Despite constant attention, people with Type 1 diabetes still run the risk of dangerously low blood sugar levels which can be life-threatening. Stereotypical collegiate activities, like drinking alcohol or exercising, require more self-control since their effects, like dehydration, are usually delayed by a few hours. “I have woken up in the middle of the night sweating profusely after drinking wine at dinner,” Law said. Diabetics have to be careful drinking, especially if others are unaware of their condition. The external warning signs for low blood sugar are similar to those of an intoxicated person: extreme thirst, frequent urination, sudden hunger, drowsiness and sudden vision changes. “If someone at a party didn’t know you were diabetic, they might just assume you passed out from alcohol when in reality you need serious medical attention,” Law said. Whether it’s dealing with stress, exercising or drinking, diabetics tend to have a heightened sense of self, more than the average college student. “You learn to know your body more than the average person. I can tell when something is wrong,” Klebous said. “Like anything, however, we learn by experimenting.”

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Movie Review | Identity Thief

New comedy provides lots of laughs BY LAUREN FRIEZO Staff Writer When I sacrifice my time and money to see a movie, I want to make sure I’m seeing something good. I’m not talking about “good” in terms of Academy Awards status, more like movies that make me feel good. I’m a cheap laughs kind of girl, so Identity Thief, released Feb. 8, was on my list of films to see. It did not disappoint. The film centers around two “Sandy Bigelow Patterson’s.” The first and actual Sandy is a hardworking accounts representative and family guy, portrayed by Jason Bateman. The second is Diana, a conniving Florida woman (played by Melissa McCarthy) who supports her lifestyle by stealing others identities. Her latest victim: Sandy Patterson. Diana drains the real Sandy’s bank account dry with her expensive shopping trips, salon appointments, car and boat purchases and a crazy bar experience that lands her an arrest. However, Diana still manages to scheme the legal system, and her arrest costs the real Sandy his job. Once Sandy gets wind of his stolen identity, he decides to head to Florida and hunt down Diana the thief once and for all. Of course, this proves easier said than done. Melissa McCarthy steals the show. She manages to create both an evil and



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5,4,3,2,1 with Crystal Galloway Here are five things you may not know about the Wake Radio station manager: 5. I walked only on my tiptoes until I was six years old and my family endearingly called me Pooface. Photo courtesy of

Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy both deliver charming performances in the action-packed comedy Identity Thief. lovable villainess in the character of Diana. Her Southern accent and quirky habits (including car ride sing-alongs and strange kinky sex) keep the film fresh and surprising. The sheer ridiculousness of her character will keep you chuckling. There’s certainly no shortage of action in Identity Thief. Car chases, car crashes and shoot-outs occur every other scene. There’s a good balance between comedy, combat and compassion: at the end, you’ll find yourself rooting for BOTH of the Sandy’s as they develop a friendship

and eventually come to a surprising compromise. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking film with polished and provocative acting, you’ll probably have to look somewhere else. However, if you’re like me and want a feel-good, laugh-inducing film you should definitely give Identity Thief a shot. It’s the kind of film that’s fun to see with a group of friends. It’s impossible to walk out of Identity Thief NOT feeling energized and in a great mood.

4. I used to raise softshell crabs that I sold to a local restaurant, and each day I was paid either $4 or a slurpee. 3. If I could domesticate any animal to be my pet it would be a raccoon. 2. I used to fish competitively and won Junior Angler of the Year in 1997. 1. My first job was on a pirate ship as an apprentice and my official name was “Catfish Crystal”.

Tech Column | Shots iGot

New app measures shots for you Shots iGot can help prevent a nasty hangover by taking the guessing game out of drinking BY MOLLY DUTMERS Life Editor

Most college students have blindly poured liquor into a Solo cup or empty drink container and judged the number of shots by “glurps”, eyeballing or some other imprecise measure. Then, later in the evening, they cannot quite figure out why they are speaking in straight slurs and are incredibly intoxicated after just a “couple” of drinks.

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Before you chug that boozy concoction you made in an empty bottle, you may want to measure how many shots it contains.

Well, now there’s an app to help combat this serious issue. Shots iGot is new to the Apple App Store and is a useful tool to measure alcohol intake — or at least help you figure out how you got so wasted last night. The application can be purchased for $1.99. There is also a “lite” version available for free, but it has fewer features. Shots iGot has 44 containers that are frequently turned into makeshift flasks loaded onto the program. If users are drinking out of a container not loaded onto the app, they can upload a picture of their own container. Then, users simply measure how much alcohol they have poured into it using their fingers. They tap the screen of their device to the point on the virtual container that they poured the alcohol into in their physical drinking vessel. Shots iGot then tells users about how many 1.5 ounce shots they would consume if they drank the amount of alcohol in their given container. The application also works when pouring alcohol into a container that may already contain a mixer. This is an application that all college students should have downloaded onto their iPhone or iPad and it should be kept handy during a pregame. Many painful nights/mornings could be avoided by simply knowing how much alcohol is actually in your cup or water bottle.

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Tweets from the Forest @WakeForestProbs: “I don’t care if they’re Ralph Lauren, cargo shorts or pants are always unacceptable #wakeforestproblems” @liltingbanshees: “Because once you go to the Dixie classic fair, eating regular Oreos is like going on a diet.” @WFU_Pit: “Pit worker (pointing at white straw wrapper on the floor): is that a tampon?”

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Quad Fashions | Trendy Glasses

Cool frames: now it’s très chic to be four-eyed

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Elizabeth Busby Sophomore Busby was drawn to these Oakley glasses, which are actually men’s frames, for their industrial look and sturdy construction.

Emma Hunsinger Senior Hunsinger’s trendy look was complimented by fashionable Oliver Peoples frames that she bought at a boutique in Connecticut.

Ian Kirchner Freshman Kirchner wanted his frames to stand out. He chose these fashionable William Rast glasses because they match the color of his eyes.

P.J. Howard IV Sophomore Howard wanted glasses that displayed his personality. He thought that these frames were cool and reflected a bit of who he is.

Book Column | Beach Reading

Page-turning reads recommended for spring break BY ELIZABETH DALRYMPLE Contributing Writer Spring break is right around the corner, and whether you’ll be lying on a beach in Punta Cana, on the slopes in Colorado or catching up on some R&R at home, your week off from Wake Forest will be incomplete without a great read. For those of you looking for richness and complexity, you might try dusting off that old classic you’ve always wanted to read, but never had the time. Some of my favorites include Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice or Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. However, the works of Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austen might not satisfy your craving for a mindless beach read. If that’s the case, I recommend James Patterson’s “The Women’s Murder Club” series which follows the lives of four female detectives as they solve crimes in the bustling San Francisco. Laced with

romance and intrigue, this collection of 11 books will certainly keep you reading. If you’ve exhausted the Patterson collection, but are still looking for a page turner, try Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. One of the bestselling books in 2012, the plot follows the disappearance (and murder?) of Amy Dunne, who vanishes on her fifth wedding anniversary. Told through diary entries from Amy and her husband Nick, the novel is suffused with twists and turns that unravel and explode as we puzzle out the mystery of Amy’s disappearance. Another great thriller to pick up is Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. Ellen Gleeson almost throws away a “Have you seen this child?” flyer until she realizes that the boy in the picture looks identical to her adopted son Will. As she begins to investigate her child’s past, the truths she uncovers will keep you zipping through the pages. S.J Watson’s debut novel Before I Go to Sleep, made it onto the New York Time’s Best Seller List in 2011.

Suffering from amnesia, Christine wakes up every day and, with the help of Dr. Nash and her husband Ben, she must re-learn who she is and the fundamental facts about her life. However, as Christine’s journal entries develop and the plot begins to take several thrilling turns, we see her doubt these truths and the reliability of everyone in her life. Maybe thrillers aren’t your thing. For an in-the-middle — not quite your literary classic but more intense than a “by the pool” — read, pick up Unbroken. Laura Hillenbrand delivers a vivid and heartwrenching account of the life of Louis Zamperini as he undergoes one horrific tragedy after another. The biography follows the now 96-year- old Zamperini through his rebellious boyhood to Olympic track stardom to his time in the US Air Force during WWII where his life takes more than one turn for the worst. A story of survival and perseverance of the utmost extreme, it is impossible to put down.

For a more flirty and fun book, avid beach readers will never tire of Emily Giffin. The Wake Forest alumna and author produced the perfect beach read with Something Borrowed, the story of Rachel White, a total good girl who ends up in bed with her best friend’s fiancé. You will fly through the pages as Rachel struggles between hazy lines of right and wrong and the meanings of friendship and true love. Lastly, the book that I plan to enjoy over the break is John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. The reviews have been phenomenal for the story narrated by a 16-year-old cancer patient, about her time and travels with Augustus Waters, who is in remission from osteosarcoma. The two fall in love and their story is one of joy, grief, adventure and everything in between. So no matter where you spend the welldeserved vacation, make sure you are travelling with a book in hand. Whether you’re curling up or lying out, check out a few of these favorites and enjoy!

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Humor Column | Tic Talk

Tributes compete in the Parking Lot Games The daily battle for a prime parking place close to classes always proves to be ferocious BY COURTNEY ANDREWS Staff Writer Heart racing. Eyes twitching. Palms are beginning to sweat. I feel the tension rising up into my throat and I know that any second now, I am going to scream. The clocks ticking and I’m about to accept defeat on lap number three when suddenly, I see it. The sunlight shines onto the asphalt and gives it an almost divine glow. Huzzah! I’ve done it! I fist pump and move forward triumphantly to claim my prize. Just as I’m about to cruise blissfully into victory, a flash of red momentarily blinds me. Before I can even blink, the red Honda slides stealthily into my spot, stripping me of my last hope of finding a parking spot and being on time to class. I am outraged. SHE CAME FROM THE WRONG DIRECTION AND STOLE MY SPOT! DID NO ONE SEE THAT? GOING THE WRONG WAY. MY SPOT! MY BLINKER WAS ON AND EVERYTHING! I am legitimately screaming in my car at the top of my lungs, flailing my arms around like a maniac, but to no avail.

This mystery parking-space stealer has come from left field and stolen what was rightfully mine. Accepting defeat, I angrily drive home and get back into bed. I am no longer able to face this day. This scenario may sound ridiculous, but it actually happened to me last Tuesday. Every morning I drive to school and am infuriated by the never-ending struggle to find a parking space. Unlike some of my friends, I have refused to give in to the pressure to park in Lot Q. All of my classes are either in Carswell, Green or Tribble; why on earth would I park all the way across campus when there is a parking lot right behind Collins and South that is but a hop, a skip and a jump away from everywhere I need to go. Unfortunately, I’m not the only Screamin’ Demon who’s discovered the convenient proximity of the lot to the lower quad. Each morning, I join the ranks of other sneaky Deacons in a Hunger-Games-esque battle against time, space and each other. I know it’s a game of chance, and yet I continue to test my luck, stubbornly refusing to make the trek from Q to my classes. Last Tuesday morning, after my spot was so tragically snatched from my grasp, I gave in to defeat. It was pouring rain, I didn’t have an umbrella and the walk from Q seemed more daunting than ever.

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Parking at Wake is so stressful that even people who do not suffer from Tourette’s will find themselves twitching with anger. Last Tuesday, I failed. But I have risen again. I feel it’s a matter of principle, and I will continue in the epic parking spot conquest

till my days as a Demon Deacon come to a close. So, my fellow competitors, let the games begin. And may the odds be ever in my favor.

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Food Column | Dealing with vegetarians

Your guide to eating meatless in Winston There are many restaurants in Winston-Salem that cater to meat eaters and veggie lovers alike BY ANGELA CHRISTIANO Contributing Writer Have you fallen victim to befriending a vegetarian? Are you sick of him or her evangelizing his or her food religion upon you? Does your friend always feel the need to broadcast his be-all and end-all diet to the world? If so, I feel your pain. Unfortunately, the main solution to this problem is to drop the veggie lover. But, if you are willing to leave your meateating stubbornness aside and not sacrifice a good friendship, there are plenty of options for dining that are delicious and not too much of a compromise for either party involved. Surprisingly, there are a wide variety of vegetarian options that are so delicious, you won’t even miss the meat. Fortunately, Winston-Salem is filled with several different restaurants that cater to the needs of both meat lovers and vegetarians or vegans.

Breakfast of Course 723 Trade St. This breakfast and brunch joint offers a great selection of food that caters to all palates. Its cozy and eccentric atmosphere adds to the theme of the creative food plates. This diner serves meat along with tofu, tempeh, vegetarian sausage, vegan burger and several other vegetarian and vegan options. Alex’s Café 750 Summit St. This casual Greek/Egyptian/Italian/ American restaurant is well-known for its delicious, cheap and basic breakfast items. They also offer a page of vegetarian options that includes salads, falafel, humus, spinach and vegetable pies and veggie pitas. Mooney’s Mediterranean Café 101 W. Fourth St. Mooney’s offers both Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine in its funky café setting. For the meat lovers, Mooney’s serves gyros, steaks, salads with chicken and even a cheeseburger. For the non-meat eaters, vegetarian options include falafel, veggie

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When your friend would rather eat seitan or tempeh instead of a burger or steak, don’t be turned off from dining with them. pita, tabouli, hummus, baba ghanouj and more. The Mellow Mushroom 314 W. Fourth St. The best part about this popular, urban and funky pizzeria chain is its plethora of topping choices — including tempeh and tofu. The dough used to make pizzas, calzones and their pretzel appetizer is vegan.

Pizza and calzones can be made vegan by using Daiya cheese, a non-dairy cheese substitute. And if you and your vegetarian friend feel like staying in and cooking, there are several easy ways to make vegetarian meals that will satisfy even the most extreme carnivores. Visit for some delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes.

Trend Alert | Harlem Shakin’

Understanding the Harlem Shake phenomenon

Harlem Shake videos have gone viral because they are humorous and easy to create BY MEGHAN HARRINGTON Staff Writer Does “Con los terroristas” ring a bell? Well, it really should. These are some of the only lyrics heard in those notorious Harlem Shake videos that have gone viral. If you are anything like me, your reaction to the first Harlem Shake video was something like: umm, what? I don’t think I get it, but that was really funny. So where did this Harlem Shake business come from? Here’s the jist of it: “Harlem Shake” is a song by Baauer that was released roughly a year ago. This song can be categorized under the Trap genre. Trap is a combination of hip-hop, house and crunk music. The Harlem Shake is a dance move, but Baauer is not the founder of this dance move. The Harlem Shake is actually a dance move that originated in 1981 out of Harlem, N.Y. However, the dancers of the Harlem Shake YouTube videos do not adhere strictly to the real Harlem Shake dance move. Harlem Shake videos are roughly 30 seconds long. They begin with one person dancing to the beat of the song, “Harlem Shake.”

Generally, there are a couple other people in the shot as well, but they are not dancing. The bystanders are just going about their business and not taking notice to the one person dancing. When the beat drops, the scene is instantly filled with people doing their own individual shake.

While this does not seem very epic, it really is. The huge “shake” dance fest that fills the room is unconventional, to say the least. People are doing absurd repetitive dance moves and wearing ridiculous costumes, including animal suits, masks and bizarre clothing.

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Harlem Shake videos are about 30 seconds long and start with one person dancing but when the beat drops, everyone joins in.

When you type “Harlem Shake videos” into YouTube, there are over 214,000 results. Each Harlem Shake video is unique, because the setting of the videos varies greatly. They are shot in dorm rooms and gyms by college kid and even underwater by swim teams. Even the Miami Heat has a Harlem Shake video (clearly not a successful good luck charm). The Charlie Brown cast and “The Simpsons” have Harlem Shake videos as well. Interestingly enough, I typed “Harlem Shake Wake Forest” into YouTube, and more than one result surfaced — I strongly recommend you take a peek at these videos as well. While I have now seen plenty of Harlem Shake videos, one has stood out to me. Passengers on a Frontier airlines flight to San Diego, Calif., created a Harlem Shake video while flying over the Grand Canyon. Similar to the other Harlem Shake videos, this video caught the attention of many — including the U.S. Aviation Officials, who were not amused. They accused Frontier of breaching safety regulations. However, Frontier retorted that safety regulations were not broken because the seat belt signs were switched off. As the latest YouTube craze, Harlem Shake has certainly left an impression. However, we all know that YouTube videos have a very limited life span. That being said, you better hurry up, jump on the band wagon and make a Harlem Shake video with your friends!

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Inspired by the national community art project, Post Secret, sophomore Tori Saponara has created a spin-off, Wake Secret BY NELL BLAGG Contributing Writer Despite the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the lack of milky white and promising smoke emanating from the Vatican chimney, fear not — confession will still go on. The hellish ZSR has recently transformed into a high holy heaven thanks to a member of Student Union’s placement of a sacred and disguised shoebox adjacent to the first floor circulation desk. Derived from the well-established website “Post Secret,” Tori Saponara has created “Wake Secret” a confessional art project that acts as a confidant for those willing to reveal their innermost secrets anonymously. Contrary to the traditional “bless me Father for I have sinned,” participants in both Post Secret and Wake Secret alike are instructed to creatively design and submit a four-by-six inch postcard containing their deepest secret whether it be light: “I had sex in Wait Chapel” or dark: “I hurt myself today/to see if I still feel.” The formation of “Wake Secret” comes in anticipation of Frank Warren, the creator of

Post Secret, and his upcoming Wait Chapel tour. The Student Union sponsored event is free and open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. March 19. “It all started as a marketing idea,” Saponara said, “a cool way to advertise the event.” However, the sacred Wake Secret confessional shoebox has brought about a multitude of unforeseen benefits. Acting as a trustworthily agent in the search for personal liberation, the purging of secrets “reminds us how universal we are,” Warren said. The opportunity to anonymously reveal confidential information benefits both the secret teller and the secret reader, as the unidentified is able to disclose and release confidential information while the reader is able to gain an unexpected ally in their innermost secretive struggles. “Secrets don’t have to be walls that we keep inside us,” Warren said. “If we find the courage to share them, they can become bridges that bring us together, not just with other people, but with the deepest parts of who we are.” Saponara, an aspiring sociology counselor, could not agree more with Warren.

“At first I did not know how open people would be,” she said, “but people have proved to be comfortable, brave and trusting. The more serious the secrets are, the more beneficial outcome for both the confessor and the reader.” Mimicking the success of Post Secret, Wake Secret brings aid to those struggling to reconcile with a secret in both a creative and an anonymous manner. In such a way, the project has fostered a positive and exponentially circular support system for the Wake Forest community. Sophomore Abi Blair frequents Wake Secret’s Tumblr page as an entertaining study break. “On occasion I find myself laughing out loud at posts, whoever submitted: ‘If I see a Wake Wash bag outside your door I will judge you,’ I couldn’t agree more!” Blair laughs. “Do your own laundry!” Although “there is a good balance between serious and silly,” Saponara says of the content posted on the web, some secrets have been extremely heavy. After receiving a particularly dark post: “I know 4 people who/have tried to kill/ themselves @ wake a/ combined 8 times/ including me,” Saponara was concerned.

As secrets of this demeanor are common at Post Secret, the 1-800 suicide hotline has partnered with the project in order to provide immediate assistance for those sharing dangerous confessions. In the near future as Wake Secret grows and expands, Saponara plans to unite with the Counseling Department in order to encourage those exposing their innermost gory secrets to seek expert advice and guidance. However, as demonstrated by the influx of artistically crafted secrets dropped into the shoebox confessionals as well as the start of a loyal band of Instagram followers, Wake Secret appears to have proven to be therapeutic and cleansing, lifting the weight of the world off participant’s shoulders. “I think the purpose of [Wake Secret] is really cool and it is a great outlet for Wake Forest students,” senior Desiree Sanchis said. As the Vatican and surrounding square will soon be overflowing with devote followers, so too will Wait Chapel and the upper quad on March 19 when Warren takes the stage to share never-before-seen Post Secrets and talk about the extreme personal, community and worldly benefits of opening our hearts and sharing our secrets anonymously.

Photos Courtesy of Tori Saponara


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