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Danny Manning takes the coaching reins After four tough seasons, students and fans are hoping that the newly minted coach can restore the team to its former glory BY AUSTIN COOK News Editor cookar12@wfu.edu Just days after the official announcement of his hiring, Danny Manning was introduced to the Wake Forest community on April 8 as the new men’s head basketball coach. At a press conference in the Miller Center, Athletics Director Ron Wellman officially announced the university’s hiring of Manning, who took questions from reporters and then joined students and families on the quad for an informal gathering dubbed “Mann the Quad.” “We have aspirations of being a championship team,” he said at the press conference in the Miller Fitness Center. “I am very happy to be part of this and looking forward to establishing our new foundation for Wake Forest basketball.” Manning arrives at the university at a time when students, fans and the Winston-Salem community are desperate for wins after four frustrating seasons under Jeff Bzdelik, who, under intense pressure from students and fans, resigned on March 20. At a school that has seen a sharp decline in success on the basketball court since the death of Skip Prosser in 2007, Manning’s hiring is already being seen by some as the arrival of a savior. “There have been very few players who have had as much success on the court as Danny,” Wellman said in a press release on April 4. “He has played for and worked under a number of legendary coaches and he has been successful in his coaching career. We fully expect that Danny’s coaching career will reflect the excellence of his playing career.” Manning led the University of Kansas to the 1988 Na-

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tional Championship and was a number one NBA draft pick later that year, joining the Los Angeles Clippers. He later served as an assistant coach at Kansas and was named head coach at the University of Tulsa in April of 2012. “I am thrilled with Danny Manning’s selection as Wake

Forest’s new head basketball coach. He was a legendary player on the court and has been both a tremendous student of the game and now, teacher of the game as a coach,” President Nathan O. Hatch said. “We have good reason to

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Marijuana use on campus likely under-reported As marijuana use becomes more popular and accepted around the country, the university’s statistics do not correlate BY RACHEL WALLEN Asst. News Editor wallsr12@wfu.edu For years, alcohol has had a huge presence on college campuses. In recent years, however, statisticians have noted with interest the rising popularity of marijuana usage on campuses throughout the United States. This growth in popularity mirrors trends around the country, where recreational marijuana usage is becoming more widely accepted. Two states, Washington and Colorado, have already passed laws legalizing the use of recreational marijuana, and many others have been contemplating similar bills.

Several states, including North Carolina, have decriminalized marijuana, lessening the legal offense that comes with possession to a misdemeanor rather than a felony. The bills that have already been passed allow for small amounts of the drug to be sold to those who are over 21 and provide additional restrictions on where it can be consumed, in many ways similar to the laws on alcohol. But it is still commonly consumed by those who live in states where such behavior is illegal. Sgt. Lesia Finney from the Wake Forest University Police Department said that while marijuana use is not as widespread on campus as alcohol use, Finney it is still an issue that they are facing. “I don’t know if I would say it’s large, but it’s prevalent,” she said of marijuana use. “It is here and we realize it’s here.” Recorded statistics from the past few years show a dramatic difference between the number of reported alcohol abuse

cases versus the number of drug use cases. In 2013, only 27 student drug violations were recorded, while the number of reported alcohol abuse cases on campus was 134, according to University Police figures. One reason why the statistics might show such a difference in numbers is because many more alcohol-related cases are reported due to Wake Forest’s medical amnesty policy. Under this policy, students who are highly intoxicated or have friends who are highly intoxicated may receive treatment from the student health center without being penalized for underage drinking. Alcohol is generally seen as a source of more health problems than marijuana usage, so no such policy for marijuana has been enacted. Though many studies on the effects of marijuana have been conducted, there has been a lack of conclusive evidence on the long-term results of using the substance. According to My Student Body, marijuana can affect students

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The editorial staff of the Old Gold & Black would like to offer its sincerest congratulations to the newly elected Student Government executives for the 2014-15 academic year. As a staff, we appreciate the time, effort and consideration that these individuals invested in their campaigns, and we look forward to the changes they will bring to campus in the coming year. The editorial staff had the opportunity to interview each candidate running for a Student Government executive position and to review their individual platforms prior to the elections. During this process, several common themes emerged among the candidates themselves regarding the areas in which they believed Student Government could use the most improvement. The most prevalent and often repeated issues were those of transparency and accountability. Several of the candidates addressed these areas in their platforms as well, so the editorial board is confident that these concerns are shared by a majority of students. Now that the elections will shortly come to a close and the newly elected executives begin to plan for the coming academic year,

more decisive action should be taken to make sure improvements are achieved in these areas. As a staff, we believe that the most pressing concern regarding student government is its lack of transparency and direct communication with students. Given that this body is supposed to represent the voices of all Wake Forest students, it is essential that the executives who comprise it make substantive efforts to reach out to the students and accurately assess their concerns. During campaign season, many promises of transparency are made, but far too often they fall through the cracks. To combat this, Student Government executives should consider using more social media to update the student body on their happenings. While we applaud the emphasis that several of the candidates placed on personal interactions with fellow students, we would like to see Student Government executives take advantage of social media due to their tremendous potential to reach and mobilize large audiences. To further open the lines of communication, Student Government executives should also post minutes of

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For this reason, it is important that the new executives remain flexible and resilient throughout their time in office. It is also important that they try to reach out to as many different corners of the university as possible. They must remember that they are representing the entire student body, not just the people that voted for them or the people who helped them run their campaigns. Their interests must, therefore, align with those that are best for the campus as a whole. Any popularity contests that may have existed during the campaigns are now null, and while every executive had their own specific and admirable agendas coming into office — and we hope that success is found in achieving those goals — the most important factor is for all of the representatives to work to meet the serious needs that voiced by students. The actions of these executives will create an enduring legacy on this campus that should not be taken lightly. We trust that those serving in office will place the interests of the Wake Forest community before their own personal preferences in their efforts to move our university forward into the future.

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Deacon Profile: Wayne Pratt BY EMMA LINGAN Sports Editor lingej12@wfu.edu Wayne E. Pratt is an associate professor of psychology who arrived at Wake Forest in 2006. He received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Vermont in 1994 before earning his Master’s in 1997 and his Ph.D in 2002, both from the University of Utah. Pratt is currently on sabbatical, during which he is doing research funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse that uses rats as experimental models to study the brain’s role in promoting food intake, which is a potential underlying factor of the modern obesity epidemic. When did you first become interested in psychology? Did you always know you wanted to teach? It was really the interest I developed in high school in human behavior and the pairing of that with biology and physics that I got when I took a biopsychology class in college. I initially expected to go into clinical psychology [but] when I took that course I realized that this was a more appropriate fit of a field for me. Then I got involved in a lab where I actually got to do some [research], and that lit the spark that led me down that path towards becoming a professor. In terms of motivation, I always wanted to be the professor that inspires the students like I was at the University of Vermont, that gets them to think ahead and move towards their interests. Did you choose Wake Forest because of its unique teacher-scholar model? I chose to come to Wake Forest because of its particular blend. It’s an interesting blend, and it’s not necessarily an easy blend. I really like the aspect that I’m not just doing the science in my own room by myself. I like the idea that my science actually serves an educational role as well. I’m doing real science that gets published with undergraduate students, [and] those experiences have the potential of opening doors for them. My favorite part of the whole thing is when students are graduating and applying to graduate schools or fellowship programs or medical schools or wherever their next step is. I get the most joy from hearing back from

them when they get their acceptance letter or when they finally find that job that they were looking for. That’s it. It feels like all the work, all the science, all the teaching goes into getting students to the next step in their development. That’s where I find the most joy. In layman’s terms, how would you describe the research you are doing now? I’m very interested in researching how the brain drives food intake and food motivation. My research focuses on trying to understand the underlying biology that causes people to eat more food than they need to in order to survive. [For example,] what is it about that Krispy Kreme doughnut that makes you eat a second one even though your caloric needs for the moment have been filled by the first one? It ties into the obesity epidemic and trying to understand what keeps us eating long after our body has told us — if we were listening to it — that we’ve had enough for the time being. What is it like working with lab rats? Unlike the pillows we sleep on, rats are actually hyperallergenic. Between 30 and 40 percent of people who work with them regularly develop allergies. Unfortunately, that includes me and often my students. When I’m working in the lab, I wear a full lab coat, gloves, sleeve protectors and a respirator — like Darth Vader, only all in white. How do you balance conducting your own research with helping your students conduct experiments of their own? I have the opportunity to mentor honors students and master’s students. Both of those types of students have brought ideas into my lab that they want to look into. Most of the work that I do is about injecting drugs into specific brain regions and trying to determine whether or not those drugs impact the feeding or the willingness to work for food. I had a couple of students who came into the honors program and wanted to work with me but were interested more in the clinical side of things. Together we developed a series of experiments that looked at clinically relevant drugs. Most students come into the lab and work on the grant projects for a period of time,

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most commonly a year. At that point I’ve taught them what my lab is capable of doing, and they have a good sense for the ongoing projects. I keep my projects going on with the help of the students rotating in and out of the lab. More than occasionally I have a student there long enough who comes up with an idea of their own. We explore whether or not it’s feasible, and I work with them to try and complete that project. Why should students take a psychology class?

I think psychology is important because it helps us to understand better our own behaviors and the behavior of people around us. The benefit of understanding psychology is that we ultimately go into the world and are surrounded by people we have to work with. Having a basic understanding of what constrains and motivates behavior, which one learns in psychology classes, is a benefit whether you decide to go into a Ph.D. program in psychology or whether you decide to go into the marketplace and work with people to develop ideas that hopefully turn into profit.

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  •A subject was charged with attempted larceny after removing the bar codes from four science books in ZSR. The report was filed at 12:31 a.m. on April 2.   •A subject was found with stolen property in Luter. The report was filed at 1:35 p.m. on April 2.   •A subject was charged with taking a bottle of wine from behind the counter of Shorty’s. The report was filed at 12:41 a.m. on April 3.   •An student was found with drug paraphernalia in South. The report was filed at 8:40 on April 3.

  •Unknown subjects vandalized a bulletin board and flyers attached in Wingate. The report was filed at 12:03 p.m. on March 31.   •Two offenders were arrested on felony drug charges for possession of cocaine.   •Two offenders were charged with misdemeanor marijuana charges on Crowne Park Drive. The report was filed at 8 a.m. on April 3.   •An offender from WSSU was cited for a fight at the Barn. The report was filed at 12:31 a.m. on April 5.

  •Two offenders from WSSU were found passed out in the restroom at the Barn. The report was filed at 9:29 a.m. on April 5.   •Business graduate students were charged with using an e-mail to sexually harass a victim. The report was filed at 3:05 p.m. on April 5.   •WSPD charged offenders with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and violation prohibition law at Status Nightclub. The report was filed at 10:54 p.m. on April 5.   •A subject was charged with communicating threats after ongoing issues between a current and previous boyfriend. The report was filed at 4:51 p.m. on April 5.


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said. “It’s really a lot about African American political behavior, which will be important in the 2016 election cycle.” Harris-Perry will not teach any classes in the fall. “I won’t be teaching in the fall, because in the fall I will be very very actively working on setting up the Anna Julia Cooper Project and kind of getting our initial programming off the ground,” she said. “It just takes a lot of administrative effort to do that in the first semester. So I’ll have student contact and I’ll be on campus, but I won’t teach until the spring.” Harris-Perry is expected to arrive in Winston-Salem in July. “I’ll come sometime in the summer,” Harris-Perry said. “We don’t have a house yet, and all of that stuff. My daughter will start seventh grade there in the fall, so we’ll get there in time for school to start.” However, Harris-Perry’s husband, James Perry, told The New Orleans Advocate that he does not plan to leave the city. Perry is a New Orleans native who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and has even run for mayor of the city. “Well, James and I have always had multiple cities,” Harris-Perry said. “We already do two between New York and New Orleans. When we first met, he was living in

New Orleans and I was living in Princeton. We were often having days off that took place in some third city. We’ll work it out.” Harris-Perry will also have to manage juggling teaching in Winston and hosting her MSNBC show in New York. “I presume that my schedule at Wake will look very much like my schedule at Tulane has for the past two years,” she said. The move to Winston does make for a shorter commute to New York. The flight from Greensboro to LaGuardia is about an hour and a half, which makes it a much easier trip that Harris-Perry’s current commute, which involves a three hour flight from New Orleans and an hour time difference. “If anything, I’ll have more opportunities to be on campus,” she said. “Basically my schedule, with some variation, is Monday through Thursday on campus and then I take the early Friday morning flight up to New York. Then Friday, Saturday, Sunday I’m in New York.” Harris-Perry’s hiring has been met with positive response. “We are delighted that she has chosen to come home to Wake Forest and help ignite in our students the passion she has for contemporary political issues and social justice,” Provost Rogan Kersh told WFU News. Harriger shared Kersh’s sentiments. “We are excited to have Dr. Perry return to her alma mater and join our department.” Harris-Perry is also looking forward to

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Abramson began her tenure as executive editor of The New York Times in 2011, the first woman to hold the position. Under her management, returning to her alma mater and says that returning to Wake Forest has been in her plan. “I’ve probably always had it somewhere in the back of my mind,” she said. “There is nothing like your alma mater, especially if you’ve had a good experience. I think even if you didn’t that you still have a place in

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SG GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY ISSABELLA BASCO SG Beat Reporter bascil12@wfu.edu I. Committee Reports The Academic Committee is hosting their second-to-last “Study Smarter, Not Harder” seminar tomorrow in the library at ZSR 476. They have a meeting with Dean Buchanan and Sasha Suzuki to get Student Advisers involved earlier in the summer. They are planning a Major/Minor fair for the fall and are working more in collaboration with the faculty. The Appropriations and Charter Committee considered one provide funding to the fencing club. The Buzzocracy Committee met with facilities to talk about issues with bathrooms in Benson and the ZSR. The Campus Life Committee has two bills regarding memorabilia and Zick’s artwork as well as mental health initiatives. Penny Rue is willing to support and compensate

the artists who won the Zick’s artwork competition. The Judiciary Committee wants to make changes to the Constitution as well as revamp “Seize the Quad.” The Physical Planning Committee will have a meeting with President Hatch to talk about possibilities for Deacon Boulevard. Alex Haddock is working on getting pins for Student Government members. The Public Relations committee is working on Public Relations for the Sit and Sip event with President Sutherland and the “Study Smarter, Not Harder,” workshop. II. New Business Bill 32 - A bill was proposed to provide emergency funding to the WFU Fencing Club. The bill was approved. Bill 33 - A bill was proposed to reorganize the Student Government Constitution. It addresses the “need for clarification and reorganization of the Student Government Constitution so that the leaders and mem-

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your heart, but especially when you had as good an experience as I had.”

bers of the Student Government may better understand and abide by the rules governing the organization.” The bill passed. Bill 34 - A bill was introduced that asked for an addition to Article II, Section 1, Subsection A that reads: “Have representation, membership and voting rights as a part of the Council of Student Presidents and shall be among the duties charged to the office of the President in collaboration with the University’s other schools.” The bill was approved. Bill 35 - A bill was introduced that recommends the Campus Life Committee complete the installation of the sports memorabilia and student artwork in Zick’s restaurant by the end of the Fall Semester of 2014. The bill passed. Bill 36 - Another resolution was introduced by the Campus Life Committee to maintain a deliberate focus on mental health by working in coordination with The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team, The University Counseling Center and any motivated or-

ganization with a similar scope. Inspired by the passing of Andrew Pillow, they held a moment of silence to pay tribute to his memory. III. Announcements President Sutherland is going to increase awareness of the “Talk to Me” campaign. Net Tuesday, the campaign will host a dinner in the Magnolia Room aimed at starting meaningful conversations. Friday will be the end of the campaign. She will be having her final “Sit and Sip” this week from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Campus Grounds. Treasurer William Readhead is currently wrapping up the budget right now. He is working on planning the Student Government banquet. Margaret Mulkerrin is currently accepting Chief of Staff applications.

Pub Row Presents: Music Showcase and Coffeehouse

Office of Sustainability hosting annual Earth Day fair

Fifth Annual Senior Theses and Research Projects showcase

Wake Radio will be sponsoring a concert featuring Sean Spellman of indie-folk/americana band Quiet Life starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21 on Davis Field. The concert will also feature local performers such as Grant Livesay, Thomas Kozak, and Mike LoCicero. It is free to anyone who wishes to attend and will also include free Krankies coffee.

From 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, the Wake Forest Office of Sustainability will host an Earth Day fair, beginning with the Champions of Change awards ceremony in the Reynolda Hall Green Room and continuing on Manchester Plaza. The first 150 participants will recevie a free t-shirt, and there will be live entertainment and free food and activities for all attendees.

Four exemplary seniors will be sharing their final thesis projects from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in room 404 of Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Seniors David Inczauskis, Rachel Cumbest, Ryan Whittington and Christopher Earle will be presenting on topics ranging from Latin American Liberation Theology to the life of Austrain composer Arnold Schoenberg.


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Class of 2018 breaks diversity boundaries With a 34 percent acceptance rate, the new class is the most diverse in university history, with 29 percent being students of color BY SARAH MORAN News Editor morase12@wfu.edu March 24 marked an important day in the history of Wake Forest admissions as the regular decision acceptance letters were sent to the class of 2018, the most racially diverse class in the university’s history. Of the 11,000 applications received, roughly 3,250 letters of acceptance were sent out in addition to the 500 early decision letters of acceptance already sent, giving the university the same acceptance rate as last year of 34 percent. The university’s acceptance rate is the highest of all universities’ tied for the 23rd ranking position according to US New & World Report’s ranking of the top colleges.

Wake has the highest acceptance rate at 34 percent, followed by University of Virginia at 29.6 percent, Carnegie Mellon University at 27.8 percent, University of California at Los Angeles at 22 percent and University of Southern California at 19.9 percent. Dean of Admissions Martha Allman credits the higher acceptance rate to the rigorous application processing involving numerous essays and an interview. “Our application process is more strenuous than most of our peer institutions. We encourage a personal interview and the application itself is writing intensive,” Allman said. “Thus, those who apply to Wake Forest do it with intentionality; they are already interested in Wake Forest if they take the time to apply and have likely done their homework concerning Wake Forest’s selectivity.” Allman also credits the higher acceptance rate due to the high quality of students applying to the university. “We have an extremely qualified applicant pool, very few whom we feel would be unable to be successful at Wake Forest,” Allman said. A lower acceptance rate is often associated with a more

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The university mailed out general admission acceptance letters for the class of 2018 on March 24. This was the third consecutive year with over 11,000 applications for a class of 1,250 students.

prestigious school; however, Martha Allman, Dean of Admissions, notes that this is not an accurate correlation. “For a class of 1250, if we had 1250 highly qualified applicants who all wanted to enroll, that would be the perfect admissions scenario and that would be a 100 percent acceptance rate,” said Allman. She noted that the university is not trying to decrease the acceptance rate for the purpose of appearing more prestigious. “We aren’t interested in inflating our application numbers just to be able to turn more applicants away,” Allman said. “It’s also more important to look at the quality of the applicant pool than the sheer number of applicants.” Admissions does not maintain information regarding the accepted students grade point average due to the various types of grading scales used, but majority of the class of 2018 are at the top of their respective classes. According to the post from admissions, 64 percent of the accepted students are within the top 5 percent of their classes and 89 percent of the accepted students are within the top 10 percent of their classes. “We remain committed to a diverse applicant pool with highly qualified students from across the country but we do not have an admissions strategy based simply on application growth,” said. Allman Of the 3,750 accepted applicants, 29 percent are students of color and 5 percent are international, the highest percentage for both in the university’s history. Admissions received applications from 90 countries and have admitted students from 44 countries. “We are delighted that this year’s admitted class is the most racially diverse in Wake Forest history and has the highest percentage of international students,” Allman said. The states with the most accepted applicants are North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Georgia. North Carolina has the highest percentage of accepted students at 23 percent. “Wake Forest maintains a strong commitment to our North Carolina heritage,” said Allman. “Our acceptance rate for North Carolina students has remained constant over the past several years.”

Manning: New coach to lead men’s basketball program Continued from Page 1 be excited about the future of Wake Forest basketball.” Sophomore Erin Marshall is also excited about the team’s prospects under Manning’s leadership. “[He] has had an impressive basketball career and I am excited to see how this experience will impact our team next season,” she said. But despite the excitement that many in the community are feeling at this historic moment for the university, Manning’s challenges to come are significant to say the least. This past year, the men’s basketball team ended the season with a weak 1716 record overall (the first winning season since Dino Gaudio’s last year as head coach in 2010) and a 6-12 record in the ACC that featured an unfortunate seven-game losing streak in February, the heart of the regular season. And since recruiting for next season is already finished, Manning will have to wait until next year to begin molding the team in his own fashion. Many sports analysts have said that Wellman’s selection of Manning is a somewhat unconventional move, largely because of his lack of head coaching experience, having only two years under his belt at the University of Tulsa. But his success as a player, and his ability to improve Tulsa’s program

in just two seasons, indicate that he may be the man for the job when it comes to revamping the university’s basketball program. Recently, the team has struggled with extended losing streaks and an inability to win on the road, which are trends that have dramatically diminished the student body’s enthusiasm for the basketball program. The Golden Hurricanes ended this season with a 21-13 record, losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament to UCLA, after capturing the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles. This was their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2003. While the basketball program’s future success remains unclear for the time being, many students are trying to be cautiously optimistic about what the future has in store. Sophomore Caitlin Burton is hopeful that Manning will be successful in strengthening the program, but isn’t taking anything for granted. “Since he was able to help Tulsa so much, hopefully he’ll be able to turn Wake Forest’s program around so that we can be known for basketball again,” she said. President Hatch criticized those members of the student body for who rolled the quad in response to Jeff Bzdelik’s resignation. Furthermore, this act exorcised alumni and other members of the Wake Forest community enough to join President Hatch in shaming students of the university, setting

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To introduce Danny Manning to the community as the new men’s basketball coach, the university held “Mann the Quad,” on Hearn Plaza April 8. somewhat of a bitter shadow over the university’s athletics. As Wellman nominated Manning for the next basketball coach, he was welcomed with open arms by a cheery student body that was anxiously waited for the naming

of the new men’s basketball coach of the Demon Deacons. Perhaps this transition from negativity in response to Bzdelik to optimism displayed at “Mann the Quad” is a signal for only good things to come for Wake Forest basketball.


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Runoff elections to be held for SG president, secretary

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Junior Ryan Cleland and sophomore Phillip Weinstein were the only two candidates who won a majority of the student vote in their positions of Speaker-of-the-House and Treasurer, respectively.

Candidates for Treasurer, Speaker were the only two to win a majority of votes BY MOLLY DUTMERS Editor-in-chief dutmmk11@wfu.edu About 20 minutes after voting closed on WIN at 11:59 p.m. on April 8, the Student Government election committee posted the results of the election. For the office of President there will be a run-off election on April 10 because no candidate had a majority of the vote. Juniors Chester Bedell and Margaret Mulkerrin will compete in the run-off election. Bedell had 41.35 percent of the vote to Mulkerrin’s 28.39 percent. With five candidates in the field, including juniors Javar Jones, Caroline Smith and John McCauley, it was unlikely that one candidate would gain a majority vote in the initial elections. Upon hearing about the run-off election, Mulkerrin could only joke about the continued stress of election

week. “My only reaction is I forget what sleep feels like,” Mulkerrin joked. Bedell said that he would approach the run-off election the same way that he approached the general election. “We are approaching the runoff with the same tenacity with which we approached the general election,” Bedell said. “Our aim is to make sure that students are informed of the runoff and that people are aware of the ideals we have been representing in our campaign.” The office of Speaker-of-the-House was the closest election of the night. Junior Ryan Cleland captured 51.4 percent of the vote, just edging out the other candidate Sarah VanSickle, who had 48.5 percent of the vote. When the results for speaker were posted the crowd that had gathered outside of the SG office became quiet, as they realized how extremely close the vote was. Moments after learning of his victory, Cleland hugged his friends and supporters. “It’s been an incredible week for me,” Cleland said. “I just want to thank Wake Forest for going out and voting and listening to everything the candidates have to say.”

VanSickle was thankful for the support of her campaign staff and voters. “I am incredibly grateful to my campaign team and the 49 percent of students who gave their support and voted for me,” VanSickle said. “Obviously, I am disappointed with the results as I believe my platform and myself fully embody the idea of breaking boundaries to create a more inclusive campus community and culture. However, I will continue to do everything I can to ensure that Pro Humanitate becomes a lived reality, and hope that the voice that the Wake Forest community elected to represent them will attempt to do the same.” There will also be a run-off election for the office of Secretary. Sophomores Sampson Ho and Billy Rielly will be on the ballot in the April 10 election. Ho had 45.54 percent of the vote, Rielly had 43.77 percent of the vote and the third candidate, sophomore Jacob Wilson, had 10.68 percent of the vote. For the office of Treasurer, sophomore Phillip Weinstein was elected with 55 percent of the vote. Hunter Honnessy captured 45 percent of the vote. 54 percent of the student body voted for the office of president. Participation was less for the offices of Speaker, Secretary and Treasurer. 2209 students (or about 45 percent) voted in the elections for Speaker and Secretary. For the office of Treasurer, just under 43 percent of the student body participated in voting. Current SG President Jacqueline Sutherland is pleased with the participation level in this year’s election. “I’m very pleased that such a sizable percentage of the student body was mobilized to vote in the election but I hope to see increased voter turnout for the runoff election,” Sutherland said. “Many students underestimate how influential their individual vote is in determining the outcome of the election and, in turn, how they are represented by their Student Government leaders in the coming year.” Check oldgoldandblack.com April 10 at midnight for run-off election results.

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“ Administration owes students an apology Letter to the Editor | A Response to the Campus Assault Alert

Though well-intentioned, the suggestions in the campus alert connote victim blaming This past week, the Office of Communications and External Relations sent out a Campus Crime Alert, informing the campus of a sexual assault that occurred on campus. The University is required to send out these alerts, informing the campus of crimes that happen on campus, and due to new legislation these alerts must also include prevention tips. Now that some of the mandates have been explained, I’d like to address the issues that this email brought to the surface. PREPARE believes that this message was drafted and sent with intentions of being supportive and increasing safety for our community. However, the word choice of this email could be perceived as contributing to the victim-blaming society that survivors of sexual violence face every day. Sexual assault and rape are surrounded by a culture of victim blaming that is unique to this type of crime. Survivors of sexual assault and rape may experience blame, sometimes inadvertently, through the way in which society portrays and talks about these specific crimes. The email to our University community read

“The University Police Department offers the following suggestions for reducing the chances of being sexually assaulted:” before listing multiple general safety tips. While PREPARE recognizes that these were well-intentioned safety tips for campus, we take particular issue with the way they were presented. No one ever asks to be sexually assaulted. If someone experiences sexual assault, they are never to blame. We are concerned that framing these tips as ways to avoid sexual assault and rape contributes to the misperceptions that feed rape culture in the United States: the message that if you try hard enough, you can avoid sexual assault. This is not the case and suggesting that it is, even when unintentional, minimizes the experience of sexual assault for survivors and their allies on this campus. Data collected nationally and on our campus suggests that a majority of sexual assaults and rapes are perpetrated by someone known to the survivor, that sexual assaults most commonly referred to as “stranger rapes” are less common, and that a large majority of all sexual violence is never reported to the police. We want to show our support for survivors on this campus who have experienced a sexual assault or rape, and to friends and loved ones of those who have been assaulted. PREPARE wants to remind people of the many confidential

Our standing as a prestigious university comes with the responsibility to ... [raise] awareness. and non-confidential resources on campus for survivors of sexual assault and rape including the Safe Office, which is confidential and available 24/7 at 336.758.5285, PREPARE student advocates, which is confidential and available 24/7 at 336.671.7075, the Counseling Center, Student Health Service, the Women’s Center, the LGBTQ Center, the University Police Department, the Office of the Chaplain, Family Services of Winston Salem, and others that are listed on the PREPARE website, prepare.counselingcenter.wfu.edu. Wake Forest has many programs in place to support survivors, but the work does not end there. As a community, we can prevent sexual assault by holding each other to a higher standard of respect, tolerance, and support. We can increase awareness and education surrounding sexual assault and consent. We can step up in bystander situations and intervene when a friend needs our help. Breaking down social stigmas associated with these types of sex crimes is an important goal, and one that is

consistent to the values and standards to which Wake Forest is measured throughout the community and the country. Our standing as a prestigious university comes with the responsibility to be a leader, and includes raising awareness and preventing sexual assault and rape. We would like to challenge Wake Forest and the University Police Department to recognize the importance of word choice and use future crime alert notifications as a means of maintaining WFU as both a physically and emotionally safe place for all members of our community. We would like to thank Dr. Rue for her official email response and would like to join her in advocating for a campus wide discussion. For those who did not immediately find fault with the wording of the campus alert email, we challenge you to contemplate the victim-blaming stigma associated with sexual assault. Contemplation and discussion are both integral parts of challenging the status quo and consciously working to improve our community. Together, we can create an environment that is healthy and safe for every Wake Forest student. Thanks, Laura Hutchins PREPARE Senior Co-Chair Policy Group on Rape Prevention, Education, and Response

Word on the Quad | Danny Manning How do you feel about Danny Manning as the new basketball coach?

“Since he was chosen out of any other candidates, I’m confident that he will take us into a good season. ” Angelique Reynolds (‘17)

“I think he will be a wonderful addition to our sports department and he’s going to rock. GO DEACS!” Sloan Miler (‘17)

“I am optimistic that he will lead us to success next year and I’m excited to see what he can bring to our sports teams.” Sarah Rudasill (‘17)

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“ Giving tours requires looking the other way Tour Guide Anonymous | What I Would Really Say on Tours

The third part of the 5-week series on what tour guides want to say A Wake Forest University Tour Guide Have you ever thought of transferring? I have on multiple occasions and I am not the only one. In the last couple of months, I have talked to multiple people that say they would have transferred but instead decided to stay because a Wake Forest degree is beneficial. I like to highlight that aspect when I give tours; the fact that we are a good university. We should be proud to say that we are ranked 23 among national universities.

Students work hard here and in the end they get rewarded when they leave college. Though, there is more to Wake Forest than our academics. There is more to college than working. We boast a lot of great student organizations and are dedicated to giving back. There are so many great things I talk about on tours but sometimes I just want to be honest and say, it is a bubble here. Greek life consumes this school and even though I say it makes up only 44 percent of Wake Forest students, if you join one, you will stay in this cage and rarely ever break out. It wasn’t until the beginning of spring that I tried to get out of this Wake bubble. Where is the diversity? As someone who grew up around people of many different cultures, I am getting tired of everyone looking and acting the same. It gets old. While I know many people wouldn’t actually write this or tell a friend this, I know some people are thinking it. When the question about Greek life comes up on tours and if you really need

Talking about all the great things about Wake Forest is not a hard thing to do if you leave out the bad. to be involved in it, I always say, no. You will be fine without it and trust me, many people are. But just look at social life at Wake. Greek life dominates it. I guess that is what you get for going to a school in the South. Anytime I call my mom and complain about Wake Forest, I always get the statement: well this is college, it is supposed to be tough. I think Wake Forest is a little different though. Everyone is so caught up in being the best person that they let their ego get so large and hide who they really are. I guess I want to tell parents that this isn’t real life. As I ramble more about the problems I find with this school rather than the positives, I can’t help but question why I am a tour guide.

Then, I think, well I have bubbly personality, it makes sense and I can talk to a wall. Talking about all the great things about Wake Forest is not a hard thing to do if you leave out the bad. To an outsider, we seem like the perfect school. To those prospective students that read this article, don’t feel hesitant to apply to Wake Forest. I am just one student of almost 5,000 students that has an opinionated view. I’ve met some great people here and found a major that I absolutely loved. Wake gives you the chance to try classes in different areas because it is a liberal arts university. That doesn’t happen at most schools. All I am saying is the next time you go on a tour, don’t just look at the buildings. Look at the people and the professors and see if you could see yourself fitting in. Even though Wake has had its ups and downs for me, it has taught me one valuable lesson that I never share with people: the real world is actually outside these gates.

“ Learn to appreciate the mentors in your life Living College to the Max | Teach a New Dog Old Tricks

Embrace the opportunity to learn from the instructors in your daily life Max Floyd

Guest Columnist floyd@wfu.edu

Major League Baseball season is finally here. I cannot wait to possibly witness some great pitching performances and view some clutch hits performed by top flight professionals honed in their trade. I will be looking forward to making it to a game where all of us baseball fans will be cheering at the top of our lungs, rooting for our favorite players to succeed. However, if we were to go back just a few years, the setting for all of these major leaguers would be much different. Every one of these players would not be playing in multi-million dollar stadiums in front of thousands of fans but someplace much different. Most every one of these professionals would be playing on a small, out of the way field, in some town ranging from the Dominican to Japan to California. Another difference between these two contrasting settings is the kind of individuals who were and are surrounding these baseball players. The players from the little league fields will not have a personal trainer

or an agent guiding their every step. They will have had either a volunteer coach, a dad, a mom or maybe even a grandpa teaching them the game. Every time I see those MLB uniforms, the Philadelphia Phillies’ uniforms in particular, it reminds me of a story of one of those teachers. Every little boy and every little girl need people in their lives who will make a difference. This little boy in the story had a grandpa. Many years ago, there was a grandpa who loved his little grandson. Most every day he would take time out of his day to invest in this young boy’s life. He would talk of many important things in life. However, at certain times of the year, he would sit the little boy down and tell him about his favorite pastime. He would tell him about his favorite sport. He would tell the little boy about the sport of baseball. He would tell him of players from the past; players like Sandy Kofax, Satchel Page, Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial. He would not only tell him about baseball but he would teach him the rules, demonstrate how it was done and then finally give him opportunities to play the game itself. The front yard of this little boy’s house was his stadium. Every day during the summer months the grandpa would pitch to the little guy. The grandpa would pitch the ball and the little boy would hit the ball. After the ball was hit, the grandpa would turn and walk towards it, pick it up and slowly walk back to the pitching mound. While the grandpa was walking, the little boy would run around the bases tagging first, second, third and then home right about the time that the grandpa would arrive back at the mound. Over and over this routine

I will be reminded of the people who have surrounded my life teaching ... me in the way I should go. would take place hour after hour, day after day, summer after summer, year after year. While in elementary school, the little boy continued to hit the ball and throw the ball. In junior high he continued to play but the grandpa would only teach and watch for the little boy became too big to pitch to. Each year as the little boy got better in the game of baseball, the grandpa got older and older in age. In high school, the little boy continued to hit the ball and throw the ball with continual encouragement from his grandpa. Then one day, in his senior year in high school, the little boy came running into the house saying, “Grandpa, grandpa I am going to college to play baseball. Arizona State University just called and I am going to play Division I baseball.” The grandpa said, “Fine my grandson, I am so proud of you.” The little boy went off to college and played baseball day in and day out. Each weekend the grandpa would get a report. He would hear: “Your grandson hit a home run today,” or “Your grandson struck out today.” But with each year the granddad continued to get older and older. Each year, as the grandpa got older this little boy who was now a grown man in college continued to get better, much faster and stronger in the game of baseball. Then on June 10, 1983 the first day of the Major League baseball draft, this little boy with his grandpa just a few feet away got a

phone call. The voice on the other line said, “Hello. This is the Philadelphia Phillies. You have been drafted in the 14th round. We would like you to come and play for us in our farm system with plans of playing in the big leagues very soon.” The little boy ran to the other room and told his teacher, his grandpa, about the call. “Should I go grandpa?” he asked. “Of course you should go.” replied the grandpa. So the little boy went off to play for the Philadelphia Phillies. However; he did not know that once he left for training camp that he would not see his grandpa, his teacher, again. While in Bend, Oregon playing Single A baseball, the little boy got a telegram from his mother. It was about his grandpa. It went something like this, “Max, your granddaddy has gone to be with the Lord today. Do not worry, he is in good hands. Continue to play like you used to play all those years ago. Continue to hit the ball and run those bases like you did in the front yard, just like you did with grandpa. He would have wanted it that way. Love Mom.” As I soon will hear the sights and sounds associated with the game of baseball, I will be reminded of my grandpa. I will be reminded of the people who have surrounded my life teaching me and instructing me in the way I should go. I needed a teacher not only to teach me the game of baseball but also the game of life. Do you have such a teacher in your life? Are you teachable? Will you listen and learn knowing that those moments of listening to wise words will not last forever? Are you a teacher yourself? If you are, are you willing to give of yourself and walk after the ball while others run the bases? See you on the field. You’re up.


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“ to get perspective Stressed students need Zoe 101 | Health and Wellness

Students often feel too stressed and overcommitted to see the big picture Zoe Gonzales Staff Columnist gonzii11@wfu.edu

At Wake Forest, we have a constricted concept of health. We form lines at the Benson salad bar. We invade the gym. We make our figures svelte so we can slip into whatever outfit we bought to go out. Meanwhile, we pile on activities and pack in the resumes. Then, come Friday night we drink vodka like it’s the elixir of life. We blackout. We end up on the side of the road passed out. Somehow we make it home and get up the next day to go for a run. In the same way we reach for the highest grade or top achievement, we consider health in all the ways that others can perceive it. Our friends and peers can tell how fit we are, but they can’t tell how we feel. They can’t tell if we are overwhelmed to the point that we have acid reflux, an

anxiety disorder or chronic fatigue. They can’t tell if we are about to burst into tears from stress or loneliness. Because we consistently hide these parts of ourselves, we hurt one another. We’re enforcing a community based around impossibly “perfect” standards of presentation. I’m not telling anyone to stop drinking or smoking. I’m not saying you should quit all your activities. College is about trying new things, finding your niche, and yes, getting crazy. What I think every Wake kid could use is a little perspective. Our studies are important, but if I had a quarter for every time I’ve watched someone freak out over a test or paper I wouldn’t have to be here. I’d be on a boat somewhere wearing a D&G bikini and drinking champagne with the wind blowing through my hair (might have been a “Before I Die” declaration, just maybe). The truth is, you don’t have to get stressed out to do well. If I could talk to every Wake student, I would tell each one that what they do is good enough. It doesn’t matter what the person next to you is doing. In a few years it won’t matter that they had an A and you had an A- on some test that counts for 30 percent of your grade for one class. For some reason we determine our self-worth (which affects

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friends, make friends and make enemies every day. Regardless, I’m still going to be me.” This spring, embrace yourself and your personality. You’ll be happier for it.

our health, both emotional and physical) in comparison to others. We may look healthy, but many of us are suffering emotionally. We feel isolated and pressured to give 110 percent all-day, every day. Speaking of appearances, last year, during the Post-Secret craze, I remember seeing a postcard that read “I used to think I was pretty and then I came here.” That is straight-up messed up. Just because you don’t look like a model doesn’t mean you aren’t attractive. Attractiveness is a medley of how you look, speak, move AND what you say. Not to mention it’s subjective. We actively value appearances that fit a specific mold. It is nothing short of destructive. Why are we doing this? It’s just pushing us farther and farther apart from one another and breaking hearts. Dare to do what you feel. Know that it’s okay if that’s not what everyone else is doing. You’re not lame or weak. If your friends don’t like it, get new friends. Live by the words of the sage Frank Ocean, “I lose

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“ proves favorable Raising minimum wage College Democrats | Minimum Wage

The necessity to raise the average salary has hit an alltime high Jared Sossin

Guest Columnist sossjd12@wfu.edu

Our economy works when people buy things; expenses like food, transportation, childcare and school and household supplies. For 15 million Americans, however, it has become increasingly difficult

to afford even these basic necessities. The current $7.25 minimum wage for federal employees is worth less than it was more 40 years ago. An increase in the federal minimum wage would benefit nearly 15 million workers, which is overdue and well deserved. As it currently stands a full-time minimum wage worker is under the poverty line. In a healthy capitalist society, no hard working full-time employee should live in poverty. American capitalism should reward hard-work for as many people as possible. According to over 600 economists an increase to $10.10 would provide a muchneeded boost to economy as a whole. On top of 15 million federal employees that would benefit these economists say

[E]conomists have a hard time believing minimum wage increases leads to job losses.

another 11 million workers whose wages are just above the new minimum would likely see a wage increase through “spillover” effects. More than any other socio-economic class, the lowest earners are much more likely to spend that money on necessary expenses rather than save it, enhancing their purchasing power. When these workers aren’t paid their fair share, the rest of us end up footing the bill. Poor people turn to the government for life-sustaining assistance through Medic-

aid, housing assistance and food stamps. The rest of us make up for what employers fail to do and arguments against easing these societal burdens aren’t well founded. Those 600 economists have a hard time believing minimum wage increases leads to job losses. Employers will not shed the jobs of minimum wage workers because these jobs are in the personal service sector — retail, restaurants, etc. Moreover, nearly 90 percent of increased compensation would go to workers at least 20 years old, more than half who work full time. These jobs can’t be outsourced or substituted for massive machinery. It is time to increase the minimum wage. It is time to make companies pay their workers a fair wage.

“ laws speak out Supporters of anti-gun College Republicans | Gun Control

The campus wellness initiatives should involve an extension of reading days Joe Macy and Ashton Harrell

Guest Columnists macyjp13@wfu.edu, harral13@wfu.edu In the past twelve months, anti-gun advocates have become increasingly vocal due to the rise in concealed-carry permits. The media criticizes the NRA and designates gun supporters as “out of touch” and “irrational” people who neglect the wellbeing and safety of innocent children and American citizens. They tirelessly point out the high gun violence rate and blame lobbyists and supporters of the United States Constitution, but this is merely selective reporting.

As stated by the United States Constitution, the “the right of the people to keep and bear arms will not be infringed upon.” Many liberals claim that this portion of our constitution is outdated and needs revision, yet since 1776, this vital part of our founding document has consistently proven to keep Americans safe. It is a simple fact: a higher presence of guns results in a lower crime rate. Additionally, areas that are “gunfree” have proven to be the sites of the highest violent crime rates in the entire country, as well as the sites of mass shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy, and just last week Fort Hood. Gun-control advocates point out that the United States has one of the highest gunviolence rates in the developed world, and claim this is due to the presence of firearms in our cities. Mexico is known for its strict gun laws, but maintains a crime rate five hundred percent greater than that of ours; however in Switzerland, a country that has an international reputation as historically non-violent, nearly every male possesses a firearm. Switzerland’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the world, at .07 instances of violent

[T]he United States has one of the highest gun-violence rates in the developed world. crime per 100,000 citizens. To restrict access to firearms may sound Utopian, but getting rid of, or even restricting firearms, does not alleviate violent crime. Instead, it places many innocent civilians in harms way. Studies on mass shootings show that with just one exception (the Gabriel Giffords shooting), every public shooting since 1950 in the United States in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where civilians are not allowed to carry guns. The massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary, Columbine, Virginia Tech and the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, all took place in gun-free zones. It is important to note, however, that massacres such as these also occur without the use of firearms. In fact, most gun-control advocates fail to recognize that the very same day as the Sandy

Hook tragedy, a similar tragedy occurred in China, where 23 innocent people were stabbed in an elementary school. This instance of violent crime shows that these tragedies have little to do with firearms, but more the perpetrators’ psychological state. Despite the age of our constitution, its core principles have never been more relevant and applicable to our ever-changing society. The Constitution gives us the right to bear arms, and it is our responsibility to do so safely. The American people have shown they are capable of doing so, as we have never had a lower crime rate in our country’s history than we do today. Additionally, there is no way to effectively control guns without victimizing the law-abiding gun owners, which is not something anyone should be willing to do. Increased restrictions on firearm possession will not deter criminals and murderers, but they will act to the detriment of our citizens’ liberties and their ability to defend themselves. There is no better way to protect the American people than the freedom to keep and bear arms.


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Clawson aims to reestablish culture New head football coach Dave Clawson plans to find success in the revamping of the intangibles BY HILARY BURNS Senior Writer burnhs0@wfu.edu

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Clawson, pictured in Bowling Green attire, has a cumulative 90-80 record in 14 seasons as he takes over for Grobe.

With two weeks of spring practices underway, the university’s 32nd head football coach Dave Clawson is learning about his new team and university. Clawson left Bowling Green State University in Ohio on Dec. 10, 2013 to make a new start here with the Demon Deacons. Clawson ended his five seasons at Bowling Green by leading the Falcons to the 2013 Mid-American Conference championship on Dec. 6, 2013 with a 47-27 win over No. 16 Northern Illinois, a team which was undefeated in regular season play. Before Bowling Green, Clawson served as the head football coach at Fordham University from 1999 to 2003 as well as at the University of Richmond from 2004 to 2007. His overall coaching record is 90 – 80 in 14 career seasons. Clawson graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1989 where he played defensive back. After graduation, he went on to assistant-

coaching positions at Albany, Lehigh and Villanova. He then became the youngest Division I coach in the country at Fordham University. Clawson sat down with the Old Gold & Black to share part of his story and goals with the student body. His vision for the Deacons is simple — to become the best football program in the ACC. Clawson will work towards achieving this goal by first recruiting high character players who will graduate and contribute to the university in ways other than football. “We need to establish a culture that embraces those goals,” Clawson said. “On the football field we want to be competitive and win games, and in the classroom we expect our guys to perform at a high level. We want the [football program] to be a tremendous source of pride for university. We want to make people proud.” Clawson pointed out that the football team is the most visible component of the university, so it is important to have a program that represents the university’s mission and values. He pointed out that 400,000 to 800,000 fans watch Wake Forest football games. Games against schools like Clemson can have up to 3-4 million viewers. When asked how he would define the “Wake Forest culture” that is so often talked about in the athletic department, Clawson explained that it

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Deacs down Terps in home conference series Baseball took two of three from Maryland before falling to UNCG BY EMMA LINGAN Sports Editor lingej12@wfu.edu Wake Forest hosted Maryland for the final time as an ACC opponent last weekend, but the Deacs quickly sent the Terps packing as they clinched their fourth conference series win of the season. Wake Forest started the series on the right foot with a 6-4 win over the Terps on April 4. “It’s a huge team win,” said senior Jack Fischer, who started on the

mound for the Deacs on Friday. “Friday wins are always big for momentum.” Fischer pitched a strong 7.0 innings and gave up just five hits, three runs and struck out two. He is now just one strikeout short of 100 in his career, and he has gone at least 7.0 innings in every ACC start this season to remain the conference leader in innings pitched. The Deacs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning as senior Charlie Morgan hit a sacrifice fly to score senior Evan Stephens and senior Matt Conway homered to left field. Maryland scored one run in the second inning off an RBI groundout and battled back to tie the game with a two-run double in the fourth, but Conway came

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{ BY THE NUMBERS } home wins for the Demon Dea2 Shutout cons last weekend wins for the Demon Deacons so far 14 Total this season Demon Deacons ranked in 3 Individual the Top-100 nationally weeks that Wake Forest has 17 Consecutive been ranked in the Top-25

in clutch with his second homer of the game with two outs in the sixth inning. Morgan was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Conway walked with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to plate two more runs and expand the Wake Forest lead to 6-3. Maryland was able to score one run in the ninth, but sophomore Aaron Fossas ended the game with a groundout to earn his seventh save of the season. “He’s just been our go-to guy late in the game,” Conway said of Fossas. “We have a lot of confidence in him, and when he has confidence in himself he’s pretty good.”

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Morgan hit a sacrifice fly to put the Demon Deacons on the board against Maryland on April 4.

Freshman Cassidy Callahan shattered two school records on the second day of the High Point University VertKlasse Meeting April 5. Callahan placed first in the hammer throw with a mark of 52.90m, breaking the previous school record of 52.30m that she held herself. She then placed first in the discus with a throw of 47.88m, breaking the record of 45.82m set in 1992.

{ DEACON QUOTE } “Whatever happened in the past two years doesn’t mean anything right now. It’s a brand new start for everybody.” —Sophomore guard Codi Miller-McIntyre on the arrival of new head men’s basketball coach Danny Manning


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Deacs fall to 11-9 in loss to Boston College In a hard fought match, Wyshner and the women’s tennis team see their record close in on .500 BY GRIFFIN KURZIUS Staff Writer kurzgd11@wfu.edu

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Freshman Fernandez (above) and Asch won their doubles match in the tiebreaker.

Every match the No. 59 Wake Forest women’s tennis team has won this season has started off with the Demon Deacons taking the doubles point. Based on their prior history this season, the Deacs were in line for another victory against No. 51 Boston College on Friday. They squeaked by the Eagles in dramatic fashion to clinch the doubles point. After the first doubles tandem of sophomores Xue Zhang and Kasey Gardiner lost 8-4, the Deacs were in a deep hole. Freshmen Samantha Asch and Luisa Fernandez recovered at second doubles to square up the match after falling down after an early service break and forced a tiebreaker. With a stranglehold on the momentum, the duo overpowered their opponents in the tiebreaker, 7-2. Simultaneously, the third doubles pairing of freshman Kimmy Guerin and junior Karen Forman clawed their way to a tiebreaker. With the doubles point on the line, the Demon Deacons played fundamental doubles by getting to the net and being aggressive. They, too, took the tiebreaker 7-2, clinching the doubles point for the Deacs. “We played big when it counted in doubles,” head coach Jeff Wyshner stated. “Our girls did a great job to clinch the

doubles point.” Following the narrow defeat in doubles, Boston College rebounded quickly in singles play. The Eagles, known for their top-heavy lineup, took advantage of the Demon Deacons’ balanced lineup in singles. Playing third singles, Fernandez was dispatched by a count of 6-2, 6-1. Soon after, Guerin was bested 6-1, 6-3 while playing at second singles. Meanwhile, at first singles, sophomore Andrea Retolaza pushed Jessica Wacnik in the first set. But Wacnik broke Retolaza’s serve to win the set 7-5. After eking out the set, she maintained the momentum and picked up another win, 6-0, in the second set. With the Eagles taking a 3-1 lead, Wake Forest needed to win all three remaining singles matches. The Deacs were in a good position after Asch, playing fourth singles, won the first set in a tiebreaker, 7-2. The New Jersey native went on to take the second set 6-2 to keep the Demon Deacons alive. Playing fifth singles, Gardiner had chances to take the first set. Battling throughout, she eventually relinquished the set in a tiebreaker, 8-6. Gardiner never fully regained her composure and was defeated 6-2 in the second set. Thus, Boston College clinched the victory. Finally, at sixth singles, Zhang captured the close first set 6-4. But her opponent, Wan-Yi Sweeting, refused to give up and took the second set by a score of 7-5. With the match decided, they played a super-tiebreaker, which Sweeting won 10-6, giving the Eagles a tough 5-2 win. With the loss, the Demon Deacons drop to 11-9 overall and 3-8 in ACC play. Following a three-match road trip, going 1-2, the Demon Deacons return home to the Wake Forest Tennis Complex this weekend to host Maryland on April 12 and Virginia on April 13. Both matches will begin at noon.

Loss to Irish fuels consecutive wins against BC, GW Deacs erased a tight 4-3 loss to Notre Dame with clean sweeps of BC, GW BY JENN LESER Staff Writer leseje0@wfu.edu The Atlantic Coast Conference is known as one of the top athletic conferences in the country in pretty much every sport. But nowhere is that more evident than in men’s tennis, where six ACC teams currently sit in the top 25. While that may give the No. 23 ranked Demon Deacons the chance to play against some of the best teams in America, it also means that no match is ever an easy one, especially in conference play. That difficulty was especially evident as Wake Forest hosted No. 12 Notre Dame on Friday, April 4. No stranger to down-to-the-wire matches, the Deacs kicked off the day with a solid doubles performance as they picked up the first point to go up 1-0. Sophomores Pedro Dumont and Jon Ho raced out to wins in singles, giving the Deacs a 3-1 lead while the remaining matches were all still in their third sets. But that’s where their luck would run out, with breaks going to Notre Dame and, in the final game, a nail-biter involving junior Nicky Kunz would go to the Fighting Irish at 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7). For the fifth time this season, the Deacs would fall in a close 4-3 matchup, the third time against a top-15 team. “We’ve been unlucky with the 4-3 wins,” senior Adam Lee said. “That’s tennis, it goes

both ways. [It] was obviously a heartbreaking loss.” With the aim of rebounding and salvaging a win out of the weekend, Wake Forest came back on April 6 to host Boston College and No. 52 George Washington. With that disappointing feeling from the Notre Dame game still fresh in their minds, the Deacs roared out to a quick start against Boston College, blanking the Eagles in both singles and doubles to cruise to a 7-0 win. Hours later, the Deacs made easy work of a challenging GW team, beating them 4-0 to sweep Sunday and finish the weekend 2-1. “Sunday was a good rebound day for us,” Bresky said. “When you lose a match, especially over a team that’s a little ahead of you and you knew you kind of had a chance and you let it slip away, it’s tough to rebound.” Rebound they did, and nowhere was that more evident than in doubles. No matter the final score of the match, this season has shown that the Demon Deacons can take care of business at the doubles point. With a number of different lineups that have hit the court, the team is finding that the always-switching pairs are producing big results. Lee and Dumont are No. 40 nationally in the most recent ITA rankings, with Dumont making another appearance with Ho at No. 41. “It’s certainly a nice option to have [creating new pairs],” Bresky said. “We have a deep team with a lot of guys that are working hard, a lot of talented players. We have spent a lot of time on our doubles and it’s nice to be able to mix people in and out together and be able to figure out a couple days before a match what we feel like is best for those matches.”

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Senior Adam Lee led his team to an overall successful homestretch as he picked up two wins in both singles in doubles. With the regular season winding down, the Deacs will take one last road trip to face off against two tough ACC rivals. First up is a match against No. 42 Virginia Tech on Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. Their last game of the weekend will be against No. 5 ranked Virginia on Sunday, April 13, at 1 p.m. A win or two this weekend would be huge in helping the Deacs in qualifying for the NCAA tournament and prepare for the up-

coming ACC tournament. “It’s always tough to play on the road in the ACC,” Bresky said. “Obviously we haven’t had a ton of success playing on the road in the ACC so this is our opportunity to see what we can do. Virginia Tech and Virginia are both excellent teams and they’re both going to present challenges. We have to come out and hopefully play one of our better matches of the year.”


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Kimmy Guerin

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here. Strong academics were a huge factor for me.

A five-star recruit out of high school, Kimmy Guerin quickly ascended to the No. 2 spot on the tennis team as a true freshman. Guerin came to Wake Forest as only the second person ever to win the Connecticut state single championships four times. Wake Forest convinced Guerin to come to Winston-Salem, winning a recruiting battle between Notre Dame, Boston College and several other schools in the ACC — needless to say, Guerin was highly recruited and sought out by top-tier colleges. How did you start first playing tennis? I was six years old when I started playing. I was playing a bunch of sports just like any other kid. Then I had it narrowed down to just soccer and tennis when I was about 12 or 13 and I thought I could go further in tennis.

Did you feel any pressure at Wake Forest being a 5-star recruit? Luckily, I came in with two other girls who were pretty much equal to me in level. I didn’t really feel pressure but there is still that expectation to do well after high school. How has the transition as a freshman gone? It has been hard. Playing at two as a freshman is really difficult because you are playing girls that are so much older than you. The majority of the teams have seniors playing at the two. They have a lot more experience than me and I haven’t done as well as I’d like to. But it’s been hard being put that high in the lineup so quickly. But I’m trying to handle it as well as possible and you just have to keep your confidence and focus.

Freshman tain amount of Gatorades in my bag. And when I step onto the court, I do a lot of things 11 times. I’ll walk up to the baseline and make sure I count 11 times in my head. What is your mood before a big match? I get pretty nervous still. I get really pumped up now more in college than in juniors just because it is so much more fun because you have your team.

The team right now features many freshman and sophomores. What is the future of the team? Hometown: Weston, Conn. Were there other reasons you I think we are only going High School: Weston decided to solely focus on tento get better. Our whole nis? lineup is made of freshman Height: 5-foot-8 I liked both the same. They and sophomores and next Birthdate: Sept. 1, 1995 were both really fun, it really just year we have two was I thought I could be more other girls successful in tennis. coming who could easily play. I think that next How did your extensive traveling for tennis as a child we will be even more improved than affect your school schedule? this year which was really improved I was traveling far by ten. I had Super Nationals in Ari- from last year. zona so I was going cross-country. It was a lot to juggle but you get used to it. After a while, it’s just managing your What are your personal and team time properly. goals? Just to keep improving. You always want You won the state championship all four years in high to stay focused on tennis. There are a lot school. What was your thought process as a freshman? of other distractions here and the school is so I honestly had no idea, as a freshman you are so young, difficult that you just try to stay focused and get so I didn’t know it was possible. I played a girl that was better everyday. really good and I had actually lost to her in a tournament earlier that year. How do you balance school, tennis and your social So I was unsure if I was going to win or not. But I came life? out and played really well and was able to win. Even when I was really young, it was all about manIt got easier from there because I became so much more aging my time and keeping a balance. experienced. As you go along, its gets easier and easier as you become more focused and learn how to manage things. I How did you choose Wake Forest? think I have done that. I started really early in recruiting. It was early junior year when I started and I went to four other schools. Then What is your routine before a match? when I saw Wake, I knew it was where I wanted to go. I have a lot of little superstitious things. I have this thing I loved the team, the coaches were great, the facilities with the number 11. were amazing and obviously the academics are really good I have to touch things 11 times. I also always put a cer-

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Former Deac makes history at LPGA Kia Classic At the LPGA Kia Classic March 27-30, former Demon Deacon and current volunteer assistant coach Laura Diaz became the first player ever to record two hole-in-ones and an eagle in back-toback rounds at a single event. Diaz shot rounds of two-under 70 on both Saturday and Sunday and finished the event tied for 32nd overall. Diaz’s performance earned her a place in the field at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the LPGA’s first major of the year.

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Josh Harris impresses scouts in April Pro Day

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Former Wake Forest star running back Josh Harris put on an impressive show on Pro Day. As a Demon Deacon, Harris totaled 2,230 rushing yards and had the potential for even more if not for injury. Substantial injuries in his sophomore season, though, held down his full statistical potential. Confident in his performance in front of scouts, Harris ran a sub-4.50 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds a hefty 28 times. Before the official NFL draft, Harris will be present for another showing for scouts in Dallas.

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Press Box: Keep an eye on Rangers, Brewers Although a few pieces need to fall in place, the Rangers and Brewers could be potential October threats

the Rangers plan on using Fielder at first base and batting incumbent first baseman Mitch Moreland at designated hitter. With arguably the game’s best defensive left infield in Adrian Beltre and Andrus, a defensive right side consisting of Profar living up to expectations and defensively competent Mitch Moreland could actually complement the talented left side quite well. Until Profar is healthy, the second basemen for the Rangers will likely be journymen Josh Wilson and Donnie Murphy. Josh Wilson has shown flashes of brilliance defensively in the past, but both players could be wild cards due to lack of extended playing time and Wilson’s age (33), which prevents an accurate prediction from being made. Keep an eye on how this situation evolves over the course of the spring, summer, fall and into the postseason in October.

Brewers could be a surprise playoff candidate

After a 74-88 season and playing in the same division as the defending National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals, the Brewers are probably not anybody’s favorite to take the NL Central. BY AKSHAY DAVE However, the team has the ingredients in place to potenContributing Writer tially compete for that division if their pieces click on all daveaj12@wfu.edu cylinders. Surprisingly, the Brewers ranked third in the NL in bullpen ERA and will get a full season of Ryan Braun on the field (like him or not, the kid can play). The arrival of spring means the arrival of baseball season. Offensively, with Braun, Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez As history has shown, the Major League Baseball season and Jean Segura, this team can match up with almost any never plays out the way fans, players and coaches anticipate. team. The biggest question mark for me is the starting rotaPlayers getting injured, younger players emerging and older tion. Yovani Gallardo had a less than stellar season in 2013, players regressing are just a few of the countless factors that but he is only 28 years old. A drop in velocity last season can alter the course of any team’s season. could signal an early beginning of decline, but it also could At this point in the year, almost every team is optimishave only been an anomaly that would not be cause for tic of their chances to at least field a competitive roster. concern this season. After Gallardo, However, with these expectations Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza are two also come question marks that could of the more reliable starters in the ultimately have an effect, positive or game. negative, on the season. In the fourth spot, Marco Estrada Looking into the 2014 MLB seahas shown flashes of potential, inson, these are a couple thoughts cluding a 2.15 ERA last season after of mine that may not be grabbing the All-Star break, but how will he headlines right now, but may still be hold up over the entire season? If he worth keeping an eye on. can pitch to his potential for 30 or more starts, that gives the Brewers Rangers infield defense four legitimate starters. Wily Peralta appears in line to take Assuming the highly touted Jurickthe fifth spot, and I think he is a posson Profar is able to make a full resible breakout candidate. Last year, covery at some point prior to the All after an uneasy April and a horrific Star break, he will man second base May, he seemed to find his comfort for the Texas Rangers. zone. Back when he was a prospect, Outside of a dominant July, he was thoughts about Profar transitioning never a shutdown pitcher, but also to center field emerged due to estabnever a liability. lished players Elvis Andrus and Ian He was simply a consistent starter Kinsler manning the middle infield who gave his team a chance to win positions. and showed that he can withstand The Rangers liked Profar’s bat at the wear and tear of a 162-game the time, but not enough for him to season. If he does the same this year, absolutely need to be in the lineup what more could a team realistically at any cost, such as changing a posiwant out of their fifth starter? tion. Even from watching Profar just All of these predictions for the a few times, I surmised that much of Brewers are assuming everyone stays his value must be tied to his defense healthy and performs the way they if it is not in his bat and he is a top are expected. Of course, no team prospect. can assume they will stay healthy The Rangers had better hope that the whole season, so organizational his defense is elite because the other depth will factor into the season at player on the right side of the insome point. Bullpens can also be infield is newly-acquired first baseman consistent year-to-year. Prince Fielder. Simply put, the Brewers have the While Fielder has been one of the Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT pieces in place to compete if they do game’s best hitters for years, his glove has been just about the complete op- Fielder, known for his offensive prowess in the middle of the lineup, will need to be not have to worry about those two things. posite. I am actually very surprised more defensively sound if he is to be an asset for the Rangers.

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Clawson addresses the media after being chosen as Wake’s 32nd head football coach.

means recruiting student athletes who are truly student athletes. These are people who do well in the classroom and represent the university with class. But creating a winning team will require more than good grades and graduation rates. Clawson said the football team is currently not a very experienced team. “We graduated 13 senior starters … and we have a new coaching staff,” Clawson said. “Right now we are teaching the Wake Forest way of playing. How we lift, condition, etc., we have to create winning habits and a winning culture.” When asked who the new quarterback will be, Clawson said he and his assistant coaches wouldn’t know until later in the year. But in an interview with ESPN on March 25, Clawson said, “It’s primarily a competition between Tyler

Cameron and Kevin Sousa. We signed two guys. Obviously the two guys here have a chance to get all the reps and take advantage, but we don’t have — we’re just so thin at that position, too. Tyler didn’t play much last year and Kevin actually played another position [receiver]...” And in regards to the Demon Deacons’ most recent season, Clawson said he watched a few games but was mostly focused on bringing Bowling Green to a championship. “I think everyone is looking forward to a fresh start,” Clawson said. Clawson said he looks forward to getting to know Wake Forest students this year. He said that the school’s small size allows the head football coach to be accessible. “At a lot of places the football coach is placed on a hill, hidden from students,” Clawson said. “From the day I got here I went to the library to give out doughnuts and had great conversations with students. Students at Wake Forest take a lot of pride in Wake Forest. This is one of the best schools in the country.”


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Baseball: Deacs continue strong ACC play Continued from Page 11

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Keniry (left) visits junior Connor Kaden on the mound during Sunday’s loss to Maryland.

Conway became the first Demon Deacon to homer twice in one game since Mac Williamson in May 2012. He finished with four RBIs on the night to lead Wake Forest. Less than 24 hours after taking game one, Wake Forest clinched the series with a 5-2 win over Maryland the following afternoon. “It’s always big to take a series, especially against a great team like Maryland,” Fossas said. Wake Forest took the early lead again, this time in the second inning. Senior Conor Keniry launched a solo home run — the first of his career — to right center field to put the Deacs up 1-0. “I had never hit a homerun,” Keniry said. “So I thought, ‘This one might actually have a shot.’ As I was rounding second and third, I was trying not to smile — I was holding it in.” Keniry then singled in the third inning to score junior Grant Shambley, who hit a single of his own to lead off. The Deacs tacked on two more in the fourth as Stephens doubled to score freshman Ben Breazeale and Shambley hit his first career triple to score Stephens. The Terps added two more runs in the seventh and eighth, but were unable to even the score. Junior John McLeod pitched 6.2 innings for the Deacs, giving up one earned run with five strikeouts to earn the win. Freshman Parker Dunshee and redshirt freshman Max Tishman each pitched relief before Fossas pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his eighth save of the season. “That’s just a testament to our pitching as a whole,” Fossas said. “I wouldn’t have the opportunity to get the saves if it wasn’t for Fischer coming out and doing well, if it wasn’t for [McLeod] coming out and doing well, and Tishman and [Dunshee]. They’re just putting me in a position to com-

pete, and that’s all I can ask for.” Despite clinching the series, the Deacs were unable to pull off the sweep as they fell to the Terps 11-3 on April 6. Wake Forest was down 3-0 after four innings, but freshman Will Craig reached first on a fielder’s choice to score a run and Shambley scored from second on a wild pitch to make it a one-run game in the bottom of the fifth. The Terps, however, scored seven runs over the next two innings, sufficiently quelling a Wake Forest comeback. The Deacs plated one run in the eighth inning, but the Terps added one in the ninth to close out the 11-3 win. The Demon Deacons continued their stumble into the week as they hosted non-conference opponent UNCG on April 8 at 6 p.m. Freshman Connor Johnstone pitched a solid 7.0 innings for the Deacs and gave up just two runs and one walk, but the Deacs could not drum up enough offensive support and lost to the Spartans 4-2. An RBI single put UNCG on the board in the third inning, and Wake Forest did not score until the sixth when sophomore Joey Rodriguez scored on a double play. The Spartans scored again in the seventh, but the Deacs loaded the bases and Rodriguez flew out to center field to score Keniry and tie the score at 2-2. The Spartans, however, responded with two runs in the top of the eighth and kept the Deacs from scoring again to close out the win. Despite their midweek struggles, the Deacs are confident that their team dynamic will carry them to future wins. “Different guys show up every day, which is awesome,” Fossas said. “It’s tough when you have only one guy that’s the main contributor ... It’s been awesome to see different guys contributing and helping to get team wins.” The Demon Deacons move to 22-13 (10-5 ACC). They will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., this weekend to take on the North Carolina Tarheels in a three-game series beginning April 11 at 7 p.m.

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Meet Leon of Brynn’s Every Wake student who frequents Brynn’s (so all Wake students) will probably recognize Leon Nguyen, the omnipresent manager. But who is Leon?

In the domain of single-name superstars, there’s Beyoncé, Madonna, Cher (it all depends, it seems, on your generation). Then, at least for many students at Wake Forest, there’s Leon. If you have to ask who he is, you’ve probably never been to Brynn’s, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop situated off of Stratford Road and nestled between Winston-Salem standbys Krispy Kreme and Midtown Café. This seemingly inconspicuous self-serve frozen yogurt bar has gently wrangled itself into a position among Wake Forest’s, and seemingly also Winston-Salem’s, common vocabulary, establishments and traditions. Much of this is due to Leon (Nguyen, if you must know his last name), the ebullient, seemingly omnipresent manager of Brynn’s. First of all, he’s always there. It’s strange to take a trip to Brynn’s and not see Leon, who typically works at the store around 70 hours a week. And maybe it’s the sugar (Leon likes to snack on Swedish Fish, one of the multitudinous, overwhelming options of toppings available at Brynn’s), but despite the long hours he keeps, he always seems genuinely happy to be in the store, whether he is jauntily refilling some the toppings bar or greeting customers by sneaking up behind them and saying “boo!” People love Leon because he connects with them — Katelyn McDonough, a senior at Wake Forest said, “One fall, on my first time back to Brynn’s since summer break, he greeted me by saying, ‘Hey! Great to have you back!’ And it just really made my day. He always makes me feel like he remembers me.” Brynn’s also has a prominent online presence that provides an experience very similar to being there IRL: that is, quixotic, sugar-happy and a little weird. The social media outreach consists of an active Facebook page, Twitter and a text-message alert system that lets subscribers know when there are special deals in the store. The messages are always nonsensically enticing, like the March 28 text, “If you GUESS the cost of your froyo within 3 cents you get it for FREE! If you GUESS the cost within 5 cents you for 50% OFF your froyo! Come play all weekend!!!” Leon was the one who originally started doing the Facebook statuses and text messages, though he now delegates much of the social media duties to other employees. He said, “I didn’t know what Facebook was until I started working here, but it was the best way to get out the name of Brynn’s for no cost.” He thinks that another way to effectively connect with people is by doing “fun things, like Wake fundraisers.” Based on both the deluge of Facebook invitations many Wake students receive for the ubiquitous Brynn’s fundraiser on a daily basis, and from actually being in Brynn’s, the fundraising techniques seem to be working. The walls are festooned with posters and blown-up pictures from various organizations at Wake Forest and other area organizations, and covered with Sharpie-drawn hearts thanking him for his help. However, though Brynn’s has a fairly indelible presence on the Web, Leon himself is hard to track down on the internet. Googling his name returns zero results beyond a vaguely blank Facebook page- the only way to tell that it is definitely the Leon is its profile picture, a bowl of frozen yogurt with the Brynn’s logo superimposed on it. So, beyond being the face of Brynn’s, in many ways, Brynn’s also seems to be the face of Leon in both his public and private life. So questions remain: Who is Leon, beyond being the manager of Brynn’s? Why does he work at Brynn’s? Who is Brynn? And, finally, as a frozen yogurt-guru (one would assume), what flavor combinations does he recommend? Leon Nguyen is originally from Saigon, Vietnam, and moved to North Carolina in 1992. When he and his family came to the United States, they lived with a family friend, Steve Winn, for a while. After some time, Leon started working at convenience store owned by Winn in Lexington. Winn opened Brynn’s in 2011, and Leon became the manager. Though Leon is at Brynn’s most of the time, on Mondays he works at another one of Winn’s businesses, a convenience store in Greensboro. So, who is Brynn? As it turns out, the store is named after Leon’s twelve-year-old daughter, Brynn, who is Winn’s goddaughter. Leon also has a son, Bryson, who is about to turn eight. This is a relationship that seems evocative of an earlier family-business era in its intimacy: most store managers don’t get to name the store they work in after their kids, and the

owner of said store is usually not their child’s godparent. Leon said that “close is [a word] for family,” and the relationship between his family and Winn is special. “When we first got here, he helped us with finding a place to stay and we lived with him for a while. He’s been really helpful to our family, and then when I got older, I started working for him.” Leon, extending the family-business nature of Brynn’s to his customers, thinks of the customers at Brynn’s as being part of his own family. He said, “My favorite thing [about Brynn’s] is the customers. Most of the time I have more fun here than being at my house.” Leon definitely goes out of his way to keep his Brynn’s family happy. Sarah Clark, a junior, wasn’t a huge fan of the sprinkles at Brynn’s. She mentioned it in passing and, the next time she went to get frozen yogurt, Leon had gotten another brand of sprinkles. Maggie Rodgers, a Wake graduate, also said, “[Leon is] one of the most heartfelt people I know. I used to work with a girl with special needs a few days a week and we’d go to Brynn’s together, and Leon would always be so sweet and take the time to ask her how she was and get to know her.” As far as frozen yogurt combinations go, Leon’s own personal favorite is anything with strawberry. When asked his favorite toppings, he said, “[the] Oreo cookie sandwich. Probably that’s it. And some almonds. When I’m not eating that, I’m snacking on Swedish Fish.” Does Leon see himself staying at Brynn’s for the next few years? “I think so. I love what I do and I love seeing the customers, especially the kids,” he said. The first thing you see when they come in is this big smile, from all the candy. And especially with [Wake Students]. I know most students’ names and it’s fun, just to be here. It’s kind of another family of mine. Probably another family that I see more than my own. When I’m home, I’m home sleeping, or I eat and take a shower and then come right back up here.” So, there are Wake Forest institutions. One would probably think of Wait Chapel, the Demon Deacon or Rolling the Quad. Depending on who you ask, Brynn’s — and, by definition, Leon, as its acolyte — has earned itself a definite place among them.

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Tech Column | Amazon Drones

Drones may cause safety issues Amazon’s new delivery system promises to be highly efficient, but many wonder if it will be safe BY GUARAV SHENI Staff Writer sheng12@wfu.edu Ordering things on Amazon has always been easy. You can look at the product reviews and get the perfect item delivered to you.There’s an endless number of items available. The only problem is that it might take a week or more for your stuff to arrive at your home. But what if you could get your items in a matter of hours? That’s what delivery drones from Amazon hope to accomplish. They are little drones that carry items from the Amazon conveyor belt to your doorstep. These drones, called Amazon Prime Air, hope to change the definition of convenient. It’s really not as crazy as it might sound. In the last few years, many people have started to use domestic drones, including Wake student researchers and amateur photographers. Amazon Prime Air drones are expected to able to hold a five pound box up to ten miles and deliver it in about 30

minutes. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, has said the five pounds is enough to deliver 86 percent of all packages during the busy holiday season. The biggest leap is the battery time. Drones currently can’t go for more than 30 minutes so Amazon has to come up with a creative solution. There’s also the human tendency to steal. What if someone took down a drone and stole the package? Then you might be inclined to say it should fly high. But what if someone shoot the drone down with a gun? In addition, there are legitimate concerns about safety. Imagine if you were walking to the Pit and a drone dropped a package on you? Or worse, it crashed into you because of some malfunction. Just last year, a drone was flying in Manhattan and barely missed hitting a businessman. Besides posing a threat to humans, these drones also challenge the business of shipping companies like FedEx and DHL. Either they will have to come up with their own drones or go out of business. UPS has already started testing their own delivery drones. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which sets the guidelines for commercial drones, has yet to release anything. They have a deadline in 2015,

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Amazon Prime Air will have drones deliver shipments. which would be the earliest Amazon could start testing the drones with the pilot program. But Bezos has said that it will be at least four to five years before these drones deliver your textbooks to your dorm. Putting aside the safety, this is a glimpse of what the future will be like in a few years. It might require Amazon to adhere to many safety protocols, but they’ll do it because the idea is too amazing not to happen.

4. Last semester I studied abroad at Casa Artom in Venice, Italy with 18 other awesome Wake students. 3. I have been riding horses since I was four years old. 2. Covington is actually my middle name. 1. I love all breakfast foods.

Humor Column | Reminiscing on Year One

Best and worst of freshman year A freshman reflects on what he will miss (and not miss) most from his first-year experience BY SHANE LUTZ Asst. Opinion Editor lutzsb13@wfu.edu Things I’m Not Going to Miss: Being in the dirty and disgusting dorms They are literally the most disgusting things in the world. Johnson and Bostwick are basically unlivable and Collins smells like a burnt waffle. Luter looks like the shady locker room that serves as the climactic scene in a ‘90s horror film. And can we discuss the people in the freshman dorms? I walked out of my room in Babcock last semester and there was somebody literally peeing in the hall. In. The. Hall. Sometimes I actually feel like I need a shower while I’m in the shower. That’s how gross it is. Being at the bottom of the food chain Let’s be honest, we all ruled high school. Wake Forest is made up of lead actors, student government presidents and editors-in-chief but now we are at the bottom of the food chain. It’s not easy going from a great white to plankton, especially when college is the most intense final episode of Shark Week.

Bad registration times I’m a good person! I give to charity! I don’t do drugs or get parking tickets or anything! Sometimes I crack a few jokes at all the blonde girls in Uggs and Northface jackets getting Starbucks, but I’m a good person! So then tell me why in a period from Monday to Friday, freshman registration time might as well be three months later because that’s the only time any spots are going to open in the good classes! And don’t even get me started on the housing situation! Things I’m Actually Going to Miss: Photo courtesy of rlh.wfu.edu Not Declaring My Major I don’t even know what I’m doing for Goodbye bottom of the food dinner and you’re asking me what major chain and hello upperclassmen. I want to have and where I want to intern and where I want to work and what my will change next year and I’m not going career will be? I killed a plant I had in my to have any time to watch “Game of room for three days! It’s a miracle that I’m Thrones.” Plus, I need time to mourn the not dead! I can’t spend all my time keeping loss of major characters who die routinely. myself alive and deciding what I want to I couldn’t go to class for the rest of the do with the rest of my life! Thankfully, we week after the Red Wedding. don’t have to do that till next year, but considering all of our majors and minors Having basically no cares in the world change on a weekly basis, I doubt we’ll We’re in the “…Baby One More Time” even be ready by then. phase of our college lives, and we can be as care-free as we want. I’m going to miss Having so much free time that the most. From here on out it’s all Considering my entire schedule responsibilities and making decisions is assembled with basic divisional about our futures, but the year’s not over requirements, I can’t say I’m struggling yet. There’s still time to be young, wild that hard in my classes. However, that and free.

Tweets from the Forest “@liltingbanshees: #NewPitNames The Second to Last Resort” “@WakeForestProbs: The adderall binge during the week and the alcohol binge during the weekend probably isn’t good for my heart.

Top 3 Best Places to Tan on Campus With the sun finally out... well sort of, here are the top places to get that sunkissed glow before summer. 1. Luter Roof When the roof is not closed because of violations, this is the perfect place to enjoy the view and get your tan on. 2. Davis Field Mainly used by upperclassmen, this open field is prime for getting a tan on all sides and blasting your music. 3. Upper Quad Often not used because onlookers really get a view, this destination has a great vibe.


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Humor Column | Netflix

Netflix can be a time warp for any studuent With the recent additon of new movies and TV shows to Netflix, many students eyes now never wander away from the computer BY AISHWARYA NAGAR Staff Writer nagaa12@wfu.edu My week, like that of almost every other student at Wake Forest University, can only be described using strongly negative words. It has been decided that all of my exams will take place on the same day and all my papers due simultaneously, and even worse: I got “Hodor” for the “Which ‘Game of Thrones’ character are you?” quiz on Buzzfeed. Yes, yes, Hodor is amazing and everything, but I take offense to being characterized as a half-wit! However, there was one ray of hope for the week that was instrumental in dissipating the stress that was slowly driving me closer to the edge of psychosis: the fact that Mean Girls and “House” were officially introduced to Netflix. For those of you who live under a rock or are currently stuck in the quasar of a black hole, Netflix is the devil on your shoulder that, when you ask yourself whether you should start studying or finish your homework, will coax you into curling up in bed and watching a whole season of that strange TV show you wanted to try out during your freshman year. My history with Netflix is … complicated. We found true love and great company in one another at the least convenient times — before exams, before crunch times during the semester, and regularly at 1 a.m. when my body told me to sleep but my mind told me another episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” couldn’t possibly hurt. Netflix decided to introduce “House” during the first

week of April. It was a bright, sunny day when I discovered all eight seasons of that twisted and insurmountably genius medical drama was available to view on the main page of Netflix — and while most of our campus decided to set up hammocks on Davis field or lie out on the upper quad, nothing seemed more enticing than eating freshly popped popcorn in bed while watching episode after episode of the famous Dr. House screw up his life repeatedly and diagnose patients only once they were on the edge of death. The internal monologue of a serial Netflix binger is quite amusing. Here’s a sample: “I remember (insert name here) telling me about this cool new show … maybe I should start watching it? Oh hang on, I have that lab report due this Friday and a five-page paper analysis due tonight. Netflix can wait, my work can’t. But ... I do deserve a break, right? I’ve worked so hard this week, and watching just one episode of this show wouldn’t hurt at all!” One hour later: “That was certainly interesting. Wow, I wonder how the plot will progress for the rest of the season! Maybe I should keep watching? How considerate, Netflix is telling me that the next episode starts in eight seconds! Hmm, it’s probably more appropriate for me to study and get my work don- oh never mind, the episode is already starting, might as well!” (Ten hours later) “YES, THIS IS AMAZING, ON TO THE NEXT SEASON!” Similarly, Netflix also made the clever decision to add Mean Girls to their repertoire of movies, and needless to say, people all over the country have rejoiced so hard that even our moon heard about the momentous occasion and turned red with excitement. Various sources confirm that there are more and more cases being reported, of people

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The procrastination level has now become an all-time high for students with Netflix. insuring their hair for $10,000, enjoying being punched in the face, sporting coiffed hair full of secrets, predicted the chance that it’s already raining and making out with hot dogs. In the Pit itself, one can witness many friendships teeter on the edge of dysfunction because “you can’t sit with us.” If I were religious, I would pray for the soul of everyone who, like me, is unable to fight the allure of spending every waking moment procrastinating by watching “House” and Mean Girls on Netflix, or for that matter, any TV show or movie on the internet. In the true spirit of Wake Forest, we too shall find a way to get our work done and study effectively — right after this next episode.

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Trend Alert | Festival Attire

Rock the hipster style at summer concerts With summer musical festivals upon us, get ready for bold fashion choices and statement BY LINDSEY GALLINEK Asst. Life Editor galllm12@wfu.edu Summer is a time for relaxing by the beach, catching up with friends and more importantly: attending music festivals. This can mean only one-thing ladies: break out the bright colors, crop tops and flowery headbands. With Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza right around the corner, finding the rights clothes can be tricky. But have no fret — whether you are going for a rocker look or Bohemian vibe, there are a lot of options out there for you. One style that was evident at Coachella this year: Bohemian chic. Vanessa Hudgens does this look perfectly. In order to really master it: wear a flowy Free People inspired dress with ankle boots or cute sandals. If you are not feeling a dress, you can always

opt for a maxi skirt — just make sure it has a fun pattern to it. Add a crop top or loose fitting shirt to top if off. Then to finish the look — add a fedora or go for a flowerthemed headband. You are now ready for a good time. Now, if you are feeling bold and adventurous, music festivals are one of the only places where less is more. If you do so dare, make a statement with a bandeau or a bikini top. You can always top it off with a fun vest (maybe fringe) to not feel so bare. Sheer is another common style. Throw a see-through dress over your bandeau and shorts like Selena Gomez recently did. This creates a whole new style but just remember one thing — confidence is key. If you want a tamer look: crop tops are key. This item is a must have — especially in the scorching heat. Add a pair of high waisted shorts or skirt to complement the top and you will be sure to turn heads. Color is also important. Whether the crop top is bright or the shorts make sure there’s a nice balance. Alessandra Ambrosio dominated this look at Coachella in 2013 when she paired neon

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Vanessa Hudgens rocked the bohmian chic style at Coachella. pink shorts with a white crop top. You can even try a fun pattern too.

Now, if you are more of a rocker chick — go for the graphic tea and bandeau. Add some classic jean shorts and top it off with black spikey boots. Though, don’t forget the most important thing: accessorizing. Whether it is wearing statement jewelry or making a scarf a headband, accessorizing is key. This is your time to get creative. Put twenty bracelets on one hand and breakout the fun sunglasses. A large hat is also a nice touch — it protects you from the sun, which can be an added benefit. Here’s your time to get creative too: take out those fanny packs. They are perfect for storing stuff and you will never lose it causes it’s attached to your body. Want some face accessories? Add some glitter to round out of your look. Whether you want to bare it all or cover it up, there are many ways you can look the part at these music festivals. Just one side note: Take a risk. This is the only time you really can so why not rock those short shorts and crop top — and throw your hands up and enjoy the tunes.

Restaurant Review | Honey Pot

Honey Pot adds a twist to good southern food The owners of Tate’s have collaborated with two others to create a great new restaurant BY SYDNEY LETO Staff Writer letosb0@wfu.edu As if overnight, a new storefront coated with a layer of fresh platinum colored paint appeared on Fourth Street, advertising a menu of “modern southern” cooking and the same high quality standards as the owners’ craft cocktail bar next door. Honey Pot, the newest addition to Winston-Salem’s dining scene, is the collaborative vision of the Tate Family, Tate’s bartender Matt Ceneviva and Chef Matt Pleasants. “There are a lot of great restaurants in Winston,” said the Honey Pot’s general Sydney Leto/Old Gold & Black manager Beau Tate. “What we want to offer is the full experience — the best atmosphere, The great benefit of eating at Honey Pot is that you can never get bored with the food options. The best service, best beverage program, best menu changes with every season so bring on the taste testers and at an affordable price too. food — and show people a rad time.” Wearing a light blue linen jacket, a white atmosphere where diners are escorted to seasons, grit puppies ($8) with avocado chicken, mac n’ cheese and braised greens button down shirt, a navy bowtie, dress wooden tables beneath honeycomb shaped puree and red chile ranch dipping sauce, with a locally-made, Texas Pete honey hot pants and brown leather oxford shoes, Tate fixtures that were bought just down the road or poutine ($8), which is essentially fries sauce, a seasonal choice pairs catfish with covered in cheese curds, tomato gravy and fried rice, turnips, grapefruit salad and a describes his style as the culmination of his at Habitat for Humanity’s reStore. As much as it can, the Honey Pot tries rabbit, are two items that might start off a green curry sauce. local upbringing, a mixture of hipster and Above the wall next to the hostess stand is private school. If you’ve ever been to Tate’s to locally source its ingredients from Shore dining experience. “At first we were a little unsure of how a quote from Winnie the Pooh that suggests bar for a drink, you might have noticed a Farms Organics in Yadkinville or Harmony similar look beneath the black uniform Ridge Farms in Tobaccoville. Unlike some weird or progressive we could be with the that the restaurant’s name has some profound restaurants that intentionally highlight menu, so we leaned towards the safer side,” explanation. Tate admitted, however, it does aprons of those working behind the bar. At the restaurant, the first feature to catch themselves as “farm-to-table” though, this said Tate. “The thing I hear the most from not. What the Honey Pot does have though, our diners now though is ‘please don’t dumb is a commitment to quality food and service your eye might not be your server’s attire, decision is not for promotional purposes. “It’s awesome to reduce the footprint and it down.’” that has earned the same team a reputation but the glowing letters above the bar that Servers carrying entrees away from the of shaking up some of the best cocktails in spell “HNY POT.” If you can envision the provide a quality product to people, but signage that draws a person into a circus, keeping money within the community is kitchen confirm that the cooking at the town. The restaurant currently serves dinner these ornaments are not so different, something that we firmly believe in,” said Honey Pot remains interesting from the beginning to the end. While a staple on the Tuesday through Saturday, but will soon add catching passersbys’ attention from the Tate. Though the menu will change with the menu might be something like batter fried lunch and a Sunday brunch to its agenda. street. Inside, these lights facilitate a fun


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Hidden Treasures on Campus Wake Forest has some paintings and rare editions of books by some of the most renowned artists and authors, all on campus.

Portrait de Femme a la Fraise et au Chapeau, Pablo Picasso, Lindsey Gallinek

The next time you wander the halls of Benson or Reynolda, pause for a moment and glance at a nearby painting — it might be a Picasso. Unbeknownst to many students, the university houses over 70,000 volumes in the Rare Books Collection, over 160 different pieces in the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art and over 600 prints in the Wake Forest University Print Collection. The art is displayed around different buildings on campus or locked up in Scales Fine Arts Center, but hidden on the sixth floor of the ZSR Library is the Special Collections and Archives Research Room, which contains many rare novels and texts. This room is open to any student who wishes to enter and once you do, history is re-created. There are many books stacked in this room with a couple on display when you immediately enter. The oldest book in the collection dates back to 1240 and is a manuscript commentary on the gospels of Matthew and John. Written in Latin, it is believed that this book hails from Oxford, England. This room also boasts a number of books on early exploration. In a printed geography travel book entitled Novus Orbis Regio published in 1537, there is a map of the known world at the time that was illustrated by the famous Hans Holbein. The map contains pictures of sea monsters and mermaids and depictions of how they believed people looked like in different parts of the world at that time. Another rare book is A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia by Theodor de Bry, Thomas Hariot and John White. It is the first printed edition of Thomas Hariot’s narrative of the lost colony with illustrations of John White’s paintings. Megan Mulder, the special collections librarian explains the importance of the pictures. “Inside are the first visual images that people had of the new world,” Mulder said. For those more interested in 19th century works, there is a first edition Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Brontë. Though, since it is the original, the pseudonym Currer Bell is used. The use of a pseudonym adds a whole new experience to the reader. Continuing in the collection, one will find the first edition poetry collection Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, published in 1855. During Whitman’s life, this collection continued to be revised and yet our library houses the original copy that also contains Whitman’s signature. While these are just some examples of the vast amount of books stored in this collection, it is important to note the history found within the walls of that room. The library houses the rare books, Benson University Center, Reynolda Hall and Scales Fine Arts Center showcase many famous pieces of art. One thing that most people don’t know — all the pieces in the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art were handpicked by Wake Forest students.

“The Student Union collection is purchased by four students who go to New York ever four years,” visual resources librarian and curator of Prints Martine Sherrill said. Established in 1962, this collection is purchased by university funds and over the course of the years, many famous pieces have been picked and now hang around the university. One of these famous artists include Roy Lichtenstein whose serigraph “Hopeless” is on campus. Lichtenstein was famous for his technique of combining cartoon-like imagery with the ben-day dots printing process. Another famous piece is done by Louise Nevelson entitled “Assemblage.” Nevelson was famous for her contribution to modern sculpture in which she focused on large structures. There are even two Pablo Picasso pieces, one being “La Femme au Chapeau.” The Student Union Collection is just one collection found around campus. Also 1240 manuscript, photo courtesy of zsr.wfu.edu housing many famous pieces is the Wake Forest University Print Collection. “Also in the art department we have our own collection, which was started back in the 70s as a print collection,” Sherrill said. “We have fine art prints on hand from the beginning to present day.” One of the most famous pieces in the collection — a handmade Picasso book, which is the only one of its kind left in the world. One of the oldest pieces in the collection is Albrecht Durer’s “Melancolia” and this specific print is one of the finest of all the ones that are still in existence. If one were searching for the most valuable piece in the collection, he or she would stumble upon Paul Cezanne’s “The Large Bather’s.” According to the Wake Forest University print collection handout, “this was the first major gift … donated in 1971 by Mr. & Mrs. Martin Gordon.” Donations have been the means of acquiring these prints lately due to the barely there budget. People can also only observe these prints when they are on display for art shows. Either way, the university has a large collection of books and art pieces that many students are unaware exist around campus. The next time you pass a painting or head to the rare books collection, inquire and observe because you are a few steps away from some of the rarest pieces or for that matter, only pieces in the world.

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