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Seize the Quad cancelled Plans for event aborted, garnering widespread campus discontent By Ashton Astbury | Senior writer


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If you had walked onto Wake’s campus on March 20, 2009 for the inaugural “Seize the Quad” night, chances are you would have been witness to one of the most ground-breaking events in the university’s contemporary history. Not a patch of grass was visible on the Upper Quad as thousands of students put their social divisions aside to join together in a real spirit of community and festivity. For on this night, all students, regardless of age or organization, were free to openly

drink alcohol on the main campus. Picture the biggest party you’ve ever attended, quadruple it, and you’ll get Seize the Quad. The “I would definitely say it wasn’t given a priority place. It slipped through the cracks, and we didn’t plan for it.” Hamlin Wade SG Chief of Staff

event ran for four consecutive semesters following that historic first night, and to many students it became a tradition as inherent to the university as Lovefeast or Shag on the Mag. It also allowed students to prove that if given the leniency, they could handle alcohol responsibly. With the recent announcement

that this year’s Seize the Quad was cancelled, now three semesters have gone by without a Seize the Quad. And in an email sent to student leaders this past Monday, April 16, Student Government President Nilam Patel announced that the much-anticipated Seize the Quad planned for Saturday, April 21 was cancelled due to an anticipation of bad weather, poor planning on the part of Student Government, and lack of support from several key campus organizations. In light of this most recent development, students, especially the seniors who were there from the beginning, are searching for answers. For while Seize the Quad functions as a unifying social event, many recognize that it has larger consequences in the drive to alleviate an increasingly dangerous drinking culture on Wake’s campus.

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By Daniel Schwindt | Asst. news editor The modern world has become inextricably linked to the cyber world. From iPhones to laptops, gadgets and gizmos drive our lives as well as inform and educate us. It is no wonder then that the university is re-evaluating technology on campus. As the university prepares for the expiration of the Lenovo contract this coming fall, new ideas are being developed and discussed across campus.

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The Wake Forest chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order lost their on-campus lounge in Fall 2011 after failing the Student Life Committee’s tri-annual review during the previous spring. Every three years, the Student Life Committee conducts reviews of campus organizations and respectively determines the future of their enjoyed privileges. Dean Harold Holmes of Student Services shared that Kappa Alpha’s loss of an on-campus lounge was due to “issues with adhering to their founding values with regard to academic achievement, judicial activity, and poor maintenance of their space [that] occurred over a period of years.” Austin Rees, president of the university’s Kappa Alpha chapter, shared his thoughts on the fraternities’ past shortcomings, which resulted in the revoking of lounge privileges. “At the end of the day, when our executive team addressed this exact question, we concluded that it came down to contribution,” Rees said. “Historically, KA contributed minimally to the Wake community. According to Rees, KA evaluated their contribution in terms of what they did and not what more they could have done pre-Spring 2011. In Spring 2011, Luke Schwartz became the chapter’s president.

With the expiration of the Lenovo contract approaching, Wake’s technology future is in flux

Conference reevaluates value of liberal arts degree By Amanda Lomax | Staff writer

From April 11-13, faculty and staff from universities across the nation gathered at Wake Forest for the Rethinking Success conference, which featured keynote speakers Condoleezza Rice and A.G. Lafley as well as numerous panels ranging in topic from “Understanding Today’s Students” to “Real Transformational Change.” The conference featured university presidents, career counselors and professors. It’s overarching theme focused on the benefits of a liberal arts degree in today’s society, as well as proposing ideas on how to increase the value of such degrees. “Rethinking Success was an exciting gathering of interesting people asking important questions,” Beth Ann Williams, Humanities

Institute fellow, said. “I really enjoyed hearing from such a wide constituency, from university presidents to businessmen to deans. The discussion was really enhanced by the range of perspectives presented.” Although few students attended the conference, there was a wide variety of other attendees. Michele Gillespie, the university’s Kahle Associate Professor of History and moderator for “The Historical Perspective” panel, said, “Rethinking Success invited leaders in higher education from around the country to discuss the kinds of preparation students most need as they make the transition from four years of college to their post-graduate lives in light of new 21st century realities.”

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The Rethinking Success conference, held on Wake Forest’s Reynolda campus, hosted panels of academics, career counselors and professionals from across the nation.

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University to celebrate historic 50th anniversary of integration on April 27 The university will kick off a year long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the end of segregation at the university from 1-2 p.m. on April 27 in Byrum Welcome Center. Speakers will address how courage played an instrumental role in our progress and illuminate its importance in positioning Wake Forest graduates for future leadership. Speakers will include provost emeritus Edwin G. Wilson (‘43), president Nathan O. Hatch and Barbee Myers Oakes (‘80, MA ‘81), assistant provost for Diversity and Inclusion.

Reynolda Church opens doors and space for students during finals Reynolda Church is once again opening their doors for students to study there for finals. The church will be open from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. on May 3-4 and 6-7. Each semester, the church offers quiet study space, an abundance of free food and free specialty coffee drinks, Wi-Fi, private study rooms, outlets and a peaceful atmosphere.

Habitat for Humanity chapter hosts annual Shack-a-thon on campus On Friday, April 27, Wake Forest’s Habitat for Humanity chapter will be hosting its Second Annual Shack-a-thon Fundraiser on the Mag Quad. Teams of Wake Forest students will use limited resources to build makeshift shacks and live in them for the day to spread awareness for the issue of poverty housing in the United States. The Habitat for Humanity club is looking to raise money for its goal of 65,000 dollars to sponsor a house in Forsyth County. This year’s theme is Olympics and every team will choose a different country to represent. There will be competitions, awards, prizes and food. For questions, contacts Teddy Landsman at

Presidential Scholar Recital to highlight senior’s achievement On April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall the university will hold the annual Presidential Scholar Recital featuring senior Jorge Mendez-Estrada’s original transcription of Pablo de Sarasate’s “Zigeunerweisen,” Bottesini’s Gran Concerto, and the world premiere of a piece for double bass, clarinet and piano by student composer and clarinetist Jacob Eichhorn. Thomas Turnbull, university accompanist, will also be featured.

Wake Forest School of Law sponsors “Amendment One: The Facts” The Wake Forest chapter of the American Constitution Society will be hosting a discussion entitled “Amendment One: The Facts” at 12 p.m. on April 20 in the Worrell Professional Center. This event is designed to educate Wake Forest law and undergraduate students about the proposed amendment. Presenters will include Landis Wade (‘83), a partner at McGuire Woods in Charlotte, Academic Dean Suzanne Reynolds, professor Shannon Gilreath, and Angela Yarber, pastor at Wake Forest Baptist Church. The first three will speak on the legal issues and Dr. Yarber on the faith. The event is free and open to the public.

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Deacon Profile: Simeon Ilesanmi By Peter Chawaga | Staff writer Simeon Ilesanmi joined the department of religion in 1993 and was designated as the Washington M. Wingate Professor of Religion in 2009. He received his Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. Originally from Nigeria, he has had a lifelong interest in religion and ethics, and his work has been published in numerous academic journals. His research focuses on ethics, human rights, war and religion. He has authored a book, Religious Pluralism and the Nigerian State. What first got you interested in the field of religion and ethics? I grew up in a country where religion is not just a theoretical concept, but a way of life. It creates opportunities for harmonies as well as conflicts. My parents wanted me to study something more practical, medicine or accounting or something like that, but I was really fascinated by the frequent occurrences of religious issues and crises in Nigeria so I wanted to study something that would challenge me and also have relevance to how people frame meaning, look at their lives and the types of categories of understanding that people have for how life is to be lived. That was how I found myself in religious studies. How are religion and ethics relevant for daily life at Wake Forest? It’s not necessarily to tell students the kind of moral positions they should hold, but rather to expose them to different moral stances that are out there and the different kinds of practical justifications that different religious communities offer for their positions. As you know, people from numerous religions propound sophisticated and powerful moral visions, which possess intriguing similarities and differences and are not easily reducible to a common denominator. In addition, the variety and particular characteristics of such visions are historically and politically significant in the modern era of increasingly pervasive globalization. It’s important that students become aware of this fact. That way, they are able to reexamine their own positions and then to understand why occasionally, people disagree on issues that may seem very simple, very elementary. Do you see any room for improvement in the religion department? Of course, there is always room for improvement in any academic department, including ours. But one area in which our department has seen significant improvement is in the restructuring of our curriculum. We’ve added scholars who specialize in religions other than the Christian tradition. This has allowed us to teach a more diverse range of courses at both the introductory and advanced levels. In fact, we’ve just hired a new colleague who will be joining us in the fall for Jewish Studies. We are also going to advertise soon to fill a position in African and African-American Reli-

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gions. When I joined the department of religion in 1993 the department was very much like a divinity school in the sense that the overwhelming majority of the courses we were offering were in Christian studies. But we have moved away from that approach, and the establishment of the Divinity School by the university over a decade ago provided the impetus to do that. In addition to the required theory and method courses for our majors, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, students can now expect to acquire a more sophisticated knowledge of multiple religious traditions, how these traditions have impacted and are being reshaped in different societies, and the complex ways in which religions interact with other cultural dynamics, including gender, race, politics, law, sexuality, war, human rights and so on. So we constantly reexamine ourselves to see where we need improvement and even things that we’ve been doing before, how we can do it differently. Could you tell me about any research that you’re working on right now?

At the moment, my research really focuses on three main areas. I work in the area of international human rights, so in addition to the book that you mentioned, many of my journal articles have been in the area of human rights. The second major area of my research is on the ethics of war. I consider myself one of the scholars who work in the area of just war theories, and I look at arguments for a “just war” from a variety of perspectives, including issues of war crimes, genocide and things like that. The third major area of my research is on the relationship between religion and law. What are some things you like to do when you’re not teaching or researching? When I’m just relaxing, I like to run. I play table tennis, which you call ping pong here. I have a 13-year-old son who is a soccer player so he keeps me busy most of the time. Between his own extracurricular activities and my own running and ping pong activities, there’s little room left.

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• University Police received a complaint of a loud party. There were 20-30 people at the residence. No citations were issued. The report was filed at 1:04 a.m. on April 14.

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• Unknown subject(s) forcibly pushed the victim to the ground while she was jogging. The victim struck the offender in the groin and the offender fled. There is no description of the offender(s). Underage Consumption The report was filed at 3:39 a.m. on April 13. • University Police responded to a call in ref• Silent Witness Report: Unknown person reported seeing a white male being pushed and erence to an intoxicated student in Babcock. screaming. Neither the suspect nor the victim have The student was transported to Student Health been identified. The investigation is on-going. where she was then transported to WFUBMC The report was filed at 12:29 a.m. on April 14. by ambulance. The report was filed at 11:41 a.m. • University Police received a silent witness tip on March 29. that hazing was occurring in Kitchin. RL&H was notified, and the investigation is ongoing. Property Damage/Larceny The report was filed at 8:27 a.m. on April 14. • An unknown subject(s) removed an unsecured • A student attending a party at Kitchin Hall called University Police in reference to an laptop bag from beneath a desk in Wait Chapel. It was later determined that the custodial staff unknown subject attending the party yelling and cursing. When the suspect learned that campus had recovered the laptop and returned to the police was called, heby from the scene. The owner. The report was filed at 3:42 p.m. on April 10. report was filed at 11:53 p.m. on April 14.

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• Unknown subject(s) removed an unsecured cello from a hallway in the Scales Fine Art Center. The report was filed at 4:04 p.m. on April 11. • Victim left her cell phone lying unattended on a table in the Magnolia Room. When she returned, the cell phone was missing. The report was filed at 1:29 p.m. on April 14. • An unknown subject entered an unsecured vehicle in Lot J and took a laptop. The report was filed at 10:04 p.m. on April 14. • A student contacted University Police in reference to the larceny of her phone. The student stated that the larceny occurred while she was at an off campus address. WSPD was contacted to file a report. The report was filed at 12:30 a.m. on April 14. • Unknown subject(s) damaged two doors in Reynolda by jamming the locks with glue. The report was filed at 5:45 a.m. on April 12. • Unknown subject(s) forcibly turned over an A/C unit behind NCA Building 4. The report was filed at 4:49 a.m. on April 13.

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ROTC dinner honors graduating seniors By Julie Huggins | Asst. news editor

On Thursday, April 12, the ROTC program joined together at the Graylyn for the annual “Dining Out Dinner,” a formal event held at the end of each school year for cadets, which features a speaker, good food and an award ceremony. About 95 cadets from both Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State, their dates and the staff and cadre for the ROTC program showed up to the event, which is planned every year by the graduating seniors. This year, the seniors started in early February, and had meetings nearly every week to go over progress on things like fundraising, location scouting and finding the speaker. “The big point is to bring together the community,” senior Eric Varney said. “I’m sure everyone loves going to ROTC class, but it’s more of a fun and formal event where everyone can have a nice dinner and have a good night.” This year, the speaker at the event Ambassador Lawrence Rossin was the father of a graduating cadet. Rossin works for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and has held numerous positions in the U.S. Foreign Service around the world. He spoke of leadership and his experiences with current military procedure. “I thought the speaker was interesting because he is actually one of the other cadet’s fathers, and I didn’t know that his dad was an ambassador,” junior Jasmine Little said.“It’s great to hear another

Graduating ROTC seniors planned the annual Dining Out Dinner, which was held at Graylyn on April 12. The event also featured a speech from Ambassador Rossin. side of military procedures, the advice he gave was really good. It was edifying.” Seniors this year are Logan Burnett, Michael Bevan, Alec Rossin, TJ Mallozzi, Zach Farkas, Cean Oliveira and Eric Varney. The night also included the infamous Grog Bowl, an ROTC tradition where the cadets create a nasty concoction made of edible ingredients and then call out other students for things that happened over the year. Cadets who

get called out as the subject of a story must come up and drink some of the mixture. This tradition gives cadets a chance to bring up inside jokes, tell funny stories and laugh. “It went very well. People were very pleased with it,” Varney said. “I personally enjoyed it a lot. I was, of course, part of the seniors who put it on, and we were all very happy with the event.”

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“In the panels I attended, I heard a singular refrain. A liberal arts education remains the best preparation for getting into the top post-graduate schools and getting great jobs, and for leading a rich and meaningful life.” The “Real Transformational Chan Change” panel addressed the question of what comes after the undergraduate degree and the challenge of getting students into successful career paths. Sheila Curran, a career advisor and co-author of Smart Moves, gave an

introduction describing why career transformation is necessary. “Everything was going along until the economy exploded,” Curran said. “This economy has been fundamentally different. The unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in 2008 and jumped to 9 percent in 2009 – and it has kept this way for the last three years.” The panelists highlighted different strategies to deal with this problem. Meredith Daw, director of Career Advising and Planning Services at University of Chicago, expressed the need to connect with students earlier in their undergraduate career and expand their internship opportunities. At the University of Chicago, nearly all first and second year students have a shadowing experience during their spring break.

Mark Smith, director of the Career Center at Washington University in St. Louis, worked over eight years trying to merge the career center into one entity from being in many different departments. He worked on getting a new space and location near the student activity center “so that students would feel guilty walking by our office every day and realize they should make an appointment.” Smith used focus groups to tailor to students’ needs and improve the quality of services. As vice president for Personal and Career Development at the university, Andy Chan purported “The Wake Forest Model” and how it aligned with the Wake Forest motto. “We’re not a placement shop. We’re not a job shop. We must constantly

remind people who we are,” Chan said. Following the panel discussion, conference attendees joined together for “Facilitated Breakouts - What Will We Take Back to Our Campuses and Implement?” “The conference helped me think about ways to better articulate why the education we offer at Wake Forest is an invaluable asset to our students,” Gillespie said. “My biggest take away was the fact that the college to career journey is really that: a journey,” Williams said. “The real issue is student development,” Williams added. “When students are secure in their identity, excited about their passions and knowledgeable about the job search process they will succeed no matter what career direction they chose.”

Tech: Campus groups deliberate future of technology The expiration of the Lenovo contract will not have any short term impacts on current students or on incoming freshman as ThinkPads will still be available next year. The big issue surrounding the contract centers on the direction students, faculty and the administration want to take. The administration has begun a process of deliberation through official events such as the Big Campus Connect or through individual student groups and committees such as Student Government or the Student Technology Council (STC). “We initiated the conversation to be a very broad conversation and so many questions are being raised,” Jacquelyn Fetrow, Dean of Wake Forest College, said. “Should we have a laptop program or shouldn’t we? If we do have a laptop program, does brand matter?” Although the university has been through prior contract renewals, this time around is different. “We’re looking at all dimensions of our current program,” Rick Matthews, associate provost for technology and information systems, said. “We’ve been through two renewals of the ThinkPad contract, but we never really said let’s think about everything.” Students and faculty were given a chance last month to discuss proposals and ideas for replacements or additions to the laptop program and other technology concerns at the Big Campus Connect Technology Panel. “The panelists were able to gain a great perspective on many students’ opinions,”

sophomore Jay Sehgal, president of the STC, said. “Students were also able to have many of their questions answered that clarified a lot of the confusion regarding the Lenovo contract expiration.” The Big Campus Connect forum served to augment attempts by the administration, STC and SG to reach out to the student body for ideas. “We had attempted to engage the students through the SG executives and the STC, but we wanted to make sure we were enabling the conversation more broadly,” Fetrow said. “What I hope the forum did was engage students more broadly.” Although it is still early in the discussion process, some common ideas are slowly developing, though these do not by any means represent the final recommendations. “The core plans being considered are staying with Lenovo, switching PC vendors to HP or Dell, or moving to a laptop program with Apple involving Macbooks,” Sehgal said.“ There are many variations and combinations of these plans that are in the discussion as well.” Both STC and its faculty counterpart, the Committee on Information Technology (CIT), are working together with the administration to ensure that all interests are being represented. Both STC and CIT will publish reports to be reviewed by the Information and Technology Executive Committee (ITEC). These reports, as well as other proposals, will be posted on the “Next Steps” website (sites. Final recommendations are due to the university Provost and CFO late in the fall. The discussions, however, do not center solely on the laptop program, but also

extend into the future role of technology in all areas of academic life, from the dorms to the classroom. “I would really like us to end up in a place where technology allows students to do cool and creative things and take that experience with technology to the workplace,” Fetrow said. One question of discussions in both CIT and STC is if technology can be integrated into the classroom. Matthews pointed to the dual power of technology to build teamwork and to enable more advanced learning as ideas that may become more important. New applications such as WebEx and GoogleDocs allow for greater interaction between professors and students and may even transform the way classes are taught. Matthews explained that video technology could flip the traditional lecture-style class structure upside down, with lecture videos becoming an assignment for home while class time is used for problem solving or discussion. “When we get to class, let’s dive deeper; let’s be sure you didn’t just hear it but you understand it and can apply it,” Matthews said. “That’s something powerful.” Sehgal also envisions big changes for campus technology. “I think campus technology always has room for improvement,” Sehgal said. “I believe an overhaul of our wireless connectivity setup will be necessary to ensure that all devices will be able to connect to high speed internet anywhere on campus.” The future of campus technology is filled with a plethora of possibilities aimed at enhancing the

quality of education. But such possibilities cannot be realized without action and input. “I would strongly encourage students to be involved in this conversation,” Fetrow said. “We welcome hearing from any student group who would like to provide us with a written, well thought out report.”

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“He worked diligently to combat indifference within our chapter and bring us back to being an organization that strives to uphold Wake’s motto of Pro Humanitate,” Rees said. The fraternity undertook a multitude of activities and philanthropic endeavors to both better their chapter as a tight-knit group of brothers, as well as giving back to the surrounding community. Currently the fraternity holds the KA National Award for their academic achievement last semester in achieving a 3.0 GPA. They also co-sponsored D.E.S.K. with two painting teams. KA also teams up with Reformed University Fellowship every Monday to play dodge-ball with children at a local orphanage.

They also retained 100 percent chapter participation in Red Cross blood donation for the second year in a row, partnered with Alpha Delta Pi Sorority to

“Our goal is to be leaders, use our voice to better the school, and create institutional longevity by aligning our priorities with those of the school.”

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raise money for Ronald McDonald House and will co-host the Slip-N-Slide event. The greater presence of KA in the larger community, it can be seen that

the loss of their lounge sparked an initiative for KA to not only regain better standing with the school, but to further reevaluate their duty as a Greek Life chapter and recognize a fraternity’s potential to positively impact the Wake Forest community. “Our goal is to be leaders, use our voice to better the school, and create institutional longevity by aligning our priorities with those of the school,” Rees said. “It is important to realize that our number one priority is academics and our new goal this semester is to achieve a GPA higher than the non-Greek male average.” As for the current status of the lounge, all campus organizations are able to apply for a reserved lounge space through the Student Life Committee and KA has already done so. However, Rees says his fraternity’s philanthropic spirit takes root not in reacquiring the lounge,

“although [they] would love the Kitchin Lounge back, KA’s main piory is being proud of our image and the work we do to build a stronger community,” Rees said. “Getting the lounge back and having a good relationship with the faculty or administration will hopefully be a byproduct of our efforts. If we stay the current course, with our core values guiding us, we will be a stronger chapter, with or without a lounge,” Rees added. Advancing on this, the fraternity noticed a lack of interaction between different organizations within Kitchin and this sparked KA to draft plans for a co-sponsored canned-food drive with all Kitchin’s organizations by the year’s end. This would provide an opportunity to promote through demonstration a sustained desire for further interaction among all residents in Kitchin, including RAs and non-Greek students.

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Absence of Seize the Quad harms campus unity

To our disappointment, Seize the Quad has been canceled. Student Government President Nilam Patel emailed student leaders on April 18 to inform them that Seize the Quad will not happen due to poor planning and the possibililty of inclement weather. This is the third consecutive semester that the popular event has not occurred. Seize the Quad acts as one of the few unifying social events that truly includes all cross-sections of campus life. Now more than ever, campus inclusion is discussed across the board as a necessary goal we need to work towards as an academic community. During Student Government elections, campus inclusion was a common theme brought up by nearly every candidate. So we ask, why wouldn’t better planning go into an event that has been loudly advocated for by students?

Patel said in her email to student leaders, “I did not take all the necessary steps in ensuring the events’ success.” We are disappointed that Patel’s administration did not make Seize the Quad a priority since it is an opportunity to bring the entire campus together. Although Patel accepts some responsibility on the behalf of SG for the cancellation of Seize the Quad, we are disheartened that not one Seize the Quad has occurred since she has taken office, despite her platform promises from one year ago. Students were looking forward to and planning on attending this popular tradition that had already been scheduled for April 21. The event had already begun to be publicized, and some fraternities had even already included it in their social emails for the week. We are disappointed that an opportunity to come together as one unified Wake Forest has been missed yet again.

Campus cannot shut its doors entirely over breaks

On the Thursday before Easter Break, this campus began its typical holiday routine of closing early. The ARAMARK facilities shut early and began functioning on a holiday hour schedule. Z. Smith Reynolds Library closed its doors and opened only sparingly throughout the weekend. The post office shut down at 3 p.m. on Thursday and did not open again until Monday morning. The book stores, Benson and all the campus buildings shut their doors to holiday hours. The only problem was that the students still had to live on campus. On this campus of roughly 4,500 students, not every student went home to celebrate the holiday. Aside from the fact that not every student even celebrates Easter or Passover, the university seems to have forgotten that many students live too far away from home to head off for a mere three day weekend. Nor is this situation unique to this break. This campus enters a similar holiday mode for the three day fall break.

Over spring break, despite the continued presence of students, this campus continued to operate on severely limited holiday hours. The minute finals end in the winter and the spring, this campus entirely shuts down despite the fact that many students stay until the dorms close the next morning. At the end of spring finals, in fact, the seniors stay almost another week for graduation. This administration must change its policy to keep doors on campus open to accommodate those students still here. The campus can still operate on more limited holiday hours, but those hours must realistically meet the needs of the students still living on campus. Over Easter Break, these students still have to eat. These students have exams to study for and papers to write for the coming week. These students cannot all be forced to walk the now much longer walk to their cars to head off campus for these amenities. We pay this school tuition, room and board for it to be open through the semester. That means it should truly be open throughout the semester.

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Graduating class boasts diversity in life experiences

Hamlin Wade Senior columnist


he normal sentiment of reflection tends to lean towards an air of appreciation. When we think back on our years at Wake Forest, we will fondly remember the time we spent in the classrooms, the hours we spent talking to our mentors and advisers and the memories we made on pristine North Carolina spring days. When we arrived in the fall of 2008, we were fresh with ideas, notions and dreams, ready to be unmasked. We were young seedlings waiting to be coaxed and cultivated into powerful and passionate trees of knowledge. Back in 2008, we had much to say with very little direction or mediums in which to share our thoughts. Yet, as we matured and found positions on campus, we began to speak up and share our beliefs. We found our passions and our strengths. We began a discussion and started to build a foundation for growth and excellence. It is important to realize just how far we have come during our time at Wake Forest. When we first checked in to campus, we knew no one, or at the very best, a few students from high school and a handful of upperclassmen. We were thrust into residence halls with people from across the country and around the world, forced for the first time to interact and adjust to college life while learning to live with someone we didn’t know. Yet, despite the impending fear and unsettling situations in which we found ourselves, we pushed on. We forged friendships with individuals with life stories that were foreign to our own. We made lasting relationships and learned that the worth of a person is found on the inside, not the out. Diversity is an integral part of the collegiate experience — bringing together varied backgrounds and opinions are necessary to achieve the highest levels of academic discourse. Some members of the undergraduate community thumb

their noses at our class, as we were the last class to be required to submit an SAT, inherently making us “less diverse.” However, experience suggests that we are far more diverse than statistics are willing to acknowledge. The Class of 2012 has proven that diversity is not just in race or ethnicity, but in life experiences. Different passions, different geographic histories and varied political views have created a forum for conversation comparable to all other classes at our university. So, what has Wake gained by having us on campus? What have we, the wide-eyed students that first walked on to campus in the fall of 2008, given to our Mother So Dear that will remain beyond May 21? I think the answer can be summarized in three simplistic points: passion, love and spirit. We have passionately committed to this school. We have dedicated long hours of the day and night to make Wake Forest a better place than when we arrived. We have maintained the integrity of a nationally acclaimed university while developing as young adults. We have poured out undying love for our school — we have given our heart to this campus and have worked tirelessly to prove that we belonged. Wake Forest can be a tough place to mature, but we have proven that our love cannot be destroyed, no matter how high the obstacles standing in our way. And, finally, we have given our spirit, our very soul, to this sacred and mystical place. We have committed to the ideals of Wake Forest, we have embodied Pro Humanitate. We have been tried, we have been tested and we have proven ourselves worthy of the label of “Wake Forest alum.” When we leave Wake Forest on May 21, we will in many ways be much more well-rounded individuals than when we arrived. We will have been molded into far superior intellectual and spiritual beings. However, we will also be a little less complete. For, over the last four years of our lives, we have dedicated ourselves holistically to this place. We will leave behind parts of our passion, of our heart and of our soul. We have gained knowledge and power, but we will leave our love behind. At the end of the day, you can take a student away from Wake Forest, but there will always be a part of the student that remains behind, providing wisdom, insight and passion for the classes that will follow. Hamlin Wade is a senior political science major from Charlotte, N.C.

- China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, explaining its reasoning for editing out a nude Kate Winslet in one of the most iconic scenes in James Cameron’s Titanic.


“For instance, the canvas bins heaped with broken stemware in aisle six may be a sign that T.J. Maxx is on the verge of complete bankruptcy. Either that, or it’s doing perfectly fine. It’s impossible to say which.“ - Graham Stinson, an “economist” featured on The Onion, commenting in a satirical article that lambasts discount clothing store T.J. Maxx.


“Pancho eats the crickets and Lefty is vegetarian.” - Todd Ray, owner of one of the largest collections of twoheaded animals in the world, discussing the eating habits of his two-headed bearded dragon Pancho and Lefty.


“People thought she was a dumb cow and would not know what to do in the wild but she was so clever, nobody could catch her and that amazed people.” - Michael Aufhauser, founder of a German animal sanctuary, expressing his admiration for Yvonne, a dairy cow who evaded capture for months after escaping a slaughterhouse and is now the subject of an upcoming film, Cow on the Run.

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Opinion Old Gold & Black

Wake community discusses potential campus growth

Katy Harriger and Jill McMillan Guest columnists


n February 23 and April 3 more than 250 students, faculty and administration came together to “imagine” a different campus culture. Participants were asked to discuss three different perspectives on how we might better live our values reflected in the Wake Forest motto of “Pro Humanitate.” Does living our values mean that we need to be more engaged with the broader community? More intellectually vibrant? Or more inclusive? What might our campus look like and how might it change if we were to embrace one or more of these perspectives? The information-gathering process for these deliberations began last fall when we interviewed faculty, staff and students about campus culture. We also read various reports as well as reviewed campus survey data and recent issues of the Old Gold and Black. A common theme from these various sources was that we had problems in our campus culture, and that there seemed to be a wide gap between what we claim about ourselves and our values and some of the problems that have occurred in recent years (e.g. excessive drinking, sexual assault and bigoted behavior). It was also clear, however, that not everyone saw the problems in the same way. This information was used to frame the discussion around three ways of thinking about how to improve our campus culture. At the start, we identified two goals for these deliberations. The first was to bring together a diverse group of students, faculty and administrators and have them gain a better understanding of each other and our different experiences at Wake Forest. The second was to discover whether there was common ground for action to address issues of campus culture. We believe both of these goals were accomplished. The first goal was addressed by encouraging participants to talk about their experiences, the second by discussing each of the three perspectives and consciously identifying the places where there was agreement and where there was not, and using common ground as a catalyst for action. There were poignant stories of feeling excluded, and disappointment expressed in discovering the amount of separation on campus among different groups.

[W]e should get our own house in order before we start trying to improve the community. Students, faculty and staff expressed concern about excessive drinking and some of its harmful consequences, not only to the individuals involved, but to the climate on campus and our reputation in the community. Perhaps most troubling was the frequency with which student participants were “second-guessing” their decision to attend Wake Forest, expressing both commitment to the ideals that drew them here and disappointment with the cultural reality they have encountered. In fact, it seems clear that this deliberative opportunity brought these students out and encouraged them to voice their concerns, often for the first time. The groups agreed that a more engaged campus fits well with the idea of Pro Humanitate. Many people thought that we were already doing pretty well in this area and expressed belief that meaningful service promotes positive personal traits like empathy, generosity and transcendence of self. There was concern expressed over the quality and durability of our service activities. Are these one-time events or

do we commit to sustaining their service over time? Is service a life-altering commitment to altruism or an entry on the resumé? Do we take our service efforts to the places in town where they are most needed, or are do we just bring kids to our campus for a day of fun? There was also general concern about the time it takes to engage in meaningful service. Of the three perspectives, there was the least amount of energy around focusing our efforts here. As several groups concluded, we should get our own house in order before we start trying to improve the community. While students expressed a great deal of satisfaction with their academic experience in the classroom, most admitted that there is little engagement with ideas outside of the classroom. Faculty also felt that many students were more concerned with grades and “ticking off tasks” than in encountering the “joy of ideas.” Students had trouble distinguishing between enhancing the intellectual climate and more class work. When they began to see it as extending discussions of ideas outside of the classroom and more faculty-student interaction, there was considerable enthusiasm, although both faculty and students felt that there were currently insufficient institutional incentives to do so. Participants identified barriers to intellectual engagement, including the workload, the “busy” culture, weaknesses in the advising process, and the lack of space for faculty and students to encounter each other outside of the classroom. There was a mixed reaction to the idea of a residential college, with some faculty, staff and students expressing considerable enthusiasm for it and others thinking that students and faculty want time away from each other. However, there was widespread agreement that residence life generally could be a good place in which to provide increased opportunities for intellectual engagement. There was also considerable support for working more vigorously on making Wake Forest a more inclusive community. The most poignant — and troubling — stories were told in this discussion, and students in particular seemed concerned about the extent to which campus is divided into “silos,” where students belonging to different groups are “labeled,” and where Greek life seems to both dominate the social space and lead to “group think” as well as negative behaviors that are alienating to non-Greek students and faculty, and that do not reflect the actual values of many members of these organizations. Faculty, staff and students expressed concern about the economic status of our students and the consequences of the “loss of the middle.” There was also frequent expression, particularly by students, that Wake Forest has done a lot to diversify the student body, but that there is still a great deal of work to do on making that more diverse student body feel included. It was widely acknowledged that this is hard work that takes everyone out of their comfort zone and takes time and effort to find ways to bring people together that seem “real” and not “forced.” These deliberations should be seen as beginning an inclusive process of trying to create cultural change on campus. The next step is to share the report from the deliberations widely with the participants and various stakeholders, and to have a discussion about the action ideas generated and how we ought to prioritize them. A copy of the full report can be found at campusculture. Participants will be invited to come together again to discuss the report and action ideas. Feedback on the report and the ideas contained therein is welcomed from all.

Katy Harriger is chair of the political science department and Jill McMillan is a retired professor of communication.

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Students reclaim stake in a more just America

Students seek inspiration for cultural campus enrichment Muhammad Siddiqui and Naijla Faizi Guest columnists


n America’s dark moments colored by racism and bigotry, we remain hopeful of the promise of John Winthrop’s enlightening words in his famous City Upon A Hill: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden,” (Matthew 5:14). It is incumbent upon us as Americans to hold ourselves to a high standard and be a shining example unto the world. We organized, with 30 religiously and ethnically diverse peers from Wake Forest University and Salem College, a gathering where we discussed the significance of the tragedies of Shaima Alawadi and Trayvon Martin, committed ourselves to developing more inclusive communities, and photographed “Hoodies and Hijabs: Uncovering Injustice.”During this gathering, I spoke of how personal Shaima’s case was to me as a Muslim woman who is one of only two undergraduate hijabis on my campus. I disclosed instances where my fellow citizens commanded me to “go back home.” With all of my peers watching, I reclaimed the “city upon a hill” and staked my claim in an America that views its diversity as an opportunity. As a Muslim man who was born in Karachi, Pakistan, I have witnessed hate and injustice in its deadliest form. Hearing Trayvon’s case invoked memories of the times when gunshots resonated though the streets of Karachi, where innocent young men were shot dead due to ethnic prejudice. With a broken legal system, justice was never to be served. This photograph is an expression of our solidarity and a message to our fellow Americans that in order to move towards reconciliation we must first acknowledge the unfortunate reality that systemic racism still exists in our country. As Muslim-Americans, we have a responsibility from our own faith tradition to stand up as witnesses to injustice, for in their final moments, a cruel injustice is what Trayvon and Shaima died witnessing. While standing in a circle, we began to realize that everyone’s reflection echoed the need to secure basic human rights of safety and security.

Students of diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds were inspired by Naijla to share their own stories and build relationships, for they each had a stake in building the beloved community, free of bigotry and hate. We recognized that the “city upon a hill” is not homogenous. Muslims congregate on Friday afternoon at the sound of the call to prayer, Jews gather later that evening for Shabbat services, and African-Americans, Latinos, Arabs, Asians and Europeans live in our neighborhoods.

I reclaimed the “city upon a hill” and staked my claim in an America that views its diversity as an opportunity. All the while the steeple remains at the center of our city, reminding us of America’s promise and the possibility that all of its citizens can play in it. As Muslim leaders, we are inspired by a simple Islamic teaching, “Let not the hatred of a people swerve you away from justice,” (Quran 5:8). Today we strive to build mutually enriching relationships for the purpose of identifying common interests and values. We then act on them together so that the development of our communities is intricately interdependent. We are rendered visible unto each other and experiences of injustice become shared. Our collective decision to act on our principles and take this picture is a result of the power of our relationships. Although social media is a powerful tool for raising awareness on issues of injustice, it is also our responsibility to educate ourselves on said issues in order to direct its powerful influence towards positive change and not a superficial moment of inspiration that is replaced by the next major headline. In referring to Winthrop’s sermon, President Kennedy said “the eyes of all people are upon us.” Due to our informed social media effort, this photograph has reached over 60,000 people through Twitter and has been re-tweeted by the likes of Dr. Reza Aslan. The photograph has been shared on Facebook and blogged thousands of times. Furthermore, it has inspired students from N.C. State, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Asheville, American University and Princeton University, to replicate the event and join us in shaping the possibility of America. Muhammad Siddiqui is a sophomore religion major from New York, N.Y., and Naijla Faizi is a sophomore religion major from High Point, N.C.

Twelve steps from the past lead to honest future

Inspirational story parallels recent situations on campus Reverend Tim Auman Guest columnist


hen I was a student in divinity school, I remember reading about a civil rights murder that took place in 1966 in Hattiesburg, Miss. What happened was this: on January 10 civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. At about 2 a.m., Dahmer’s home was firebombed. Reports suggest that two or three carloads of Klan members forced their way into the Dahmer home and ignited 12 one-gallon containers of gasoline. Dahmer’s wife, Ellie, and their small children survived the attack by escaping through a rear window, but Vernon Dahmer did not. Why were Dahmer and his family targeted? His mission had been to assist the African-Americans of Forrest County in registering to vote, and this infuriated the local Ku Klux Klan chapters. Fourteen Klan members were eventually indicted. Four of those involved in the murder

were found guilty and sentenced under federal law, another entered a guilty plea. Three were sentenced to life terms, but each served less than 10 years. Few people were convinced that justice was done. Yet, for over 30 years, the case remained mostly dormant in police files, until finally someone came forward. Twenty-eight years had passed when the local police received a phone call from Bob Stringer, a middle-aged man who at the age of 19 had sometimes run errands for the local Klan. Stringer offered eyewitness evidence that the Klan’s then-leader, Sam Bowers, had ordered the hit on Vernon Dahmer. Seven years after Dahmer’s murder, Bob Stringer had left Forrest County, eventually moving to Mississippi’s coast. For much of his life, Stringer had lived with the guilt of knowing the truth about Dahmer’s murder and remaining silent. At one point, out of work and out of options, he had begun attending a 12-Step program for addicts. He credits the program with saving his life. Stringer also credits the program with leading him to confess to the Dahmer family, since one of the 12 steps encourages participants “to make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves” and to “make amends” to people they have harmed. He eventually contacted the Dahmer family, saying, “I had to tell them what

I knew.” On August 21, 1998, due primarily to Bob Stringer’s testimony, Sam Bowers was convicted of Dahmer’s murder. Said Vernon Dahmer Jr. at his father’s grave: “Dad, we’ve come to the end of a long journey. You can rest in peace.” I thought back to this story from seminary because it reminded me of the unsolved hit-and-run incident that took place on the campus back in December. I don’t know who was responsible for this tragic accident. What I do know is that Colleen Brehm has been out of work for almost six months and has lost nearly 40 percent of her income. Many of my friends who have been in 12-Step programs will tell me that Step 4 is the one that really changed how they lived their lives. They faced, with integrity and honesty, the choices that they had made. They did not hide behind excuses or invent fantasy stories to fill in the gaps — they simply opened their hearts and minds and took ownership of their behavior. No blame, no pity party and no excuses. They honestly evaluated themselves, developed the courage necessary to admit their fault, and decided once and for all what kind of person they wanted to be from then on. I will never forget a letter I received from a woman who graduated from Wake Forest many years ago. She was in a 12-Step program and

had come to Step 4. This is what she said: “I do deeply regret that I dishonored myself and Wake Forest University through [my] actions 30 years ago, and I do ask you and the university for forgiveness. I also am very aware that such a confession puts my degree in jeopardy, but I am more concerned with being honorable now to the university and being righteous before God than I am about protecting my degree.” Powerful things happen when we take ownership of our poor choices. We take the blinders off and see ourselves for who we really are and realize, “This is too much to carry. I can’t keep this up. My spirit won’t bear it.” And this is where confession steps in. Most of us know that making mistakes is part of the human experience. We often forget that the trajectory of those mistakes often separates us from the ones we love the most, and perhaps most significantly, separates us from our most authentic selves. Step 4 asks us to stop and think, to take ownership of our actions. It puts us in the right place to begin again, to stand a bit taller, and to assess our character, so that we can decide what kind of person we want to be now and in the future, beyond our time at Wake Forest. Tim Auman is a university chaplain.

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Old Gold & Black Opinion

Female students should evaluate potential suitors

Women should follow steps before leaving with a guy Rachel Glascock Guest columnist


icture this. You head out after a pregame with all your friends, you continue the game once you hit the frats and “meet someone,” if that’s what you’d like to call it ladies. Anyway, you’ve been dancing with this guy all night (sometimes even just a song or two), and you can tell that you kind of want to move on to something a little more exciting. Something that usually doesn’t happen in a frat basement or lounge. And yes, I do emphasize the word “usually.” After all, we’re just college animals. Before you make that move to leave with your current suitor, I suggest you take a few measures to make sure you are making the right decision. With the help of your friends, you may make it out of there with a new notch on your belt, or you may be sighing with relief the next day that

you did not leave with that guy you had once been so eager to push through the exit and ride back to campus with in a pledge car. The first thing you need to do when evaluating a potential hook-up buddy is whether or not he is a good dancer.

If you get the feeling that he may toss his cookies at any moment, just don’t go. This may sound silly but if a guy can’t dance well, then, he probably won’t be able to do a few other things well either. So a word to the wise, men: if you can’t dance now, get someone to teach you. Come on, do you really think it’s going to be an awesome hook-up if the guy you are leaving with danced so poorly that it felt like you were backing it up on some laundry hanging out to dry? Doubt it. So fellows, don’t dance aggressively per se, but definitely be solid and feel the rhythm. Next thing you need to think about is how drunk you are.

Fraternities lack space necessary for events

Space constraints limit on-campus gatherings

Stephen Shepherd Senior columnist


ate in the summer of 2010, Ken Zick held a conference call with several fraternity presidents before Orientation regarding off campus parties and urged the organizations to bring social events back to campus. Fraternities that attempted to follow the directive faced a major challenge: the size of the student population had outgrown the 1956-based infrastructure of the university, causing lounges to be either unavailable to every organization or relatively inadequate for fraternity date functions, cocktails, social gatherings and even ritualistic events. Sororities, Campus Grounds, Baptist Student Union, residence halls and other organizations currently inhabit some of the most adequate and sought-after social spaces on the Upper Quad. This allocation of space has its benefits but

also causes many fraternities to lack adequate space for BYOB events or lack a lounge altogether. The Barn has helped but availability is limited per night and excess visible capacity limits the types of events that are attractive at the venue. I urge the Student Life Committee to recognize two important factors: firstly, the importance of allocating appropriate operating space to the university’s primary and most frequent providers of community-inclusive social events, and secondly, the importance of allocating available space to organizations that have demonstrated a cultural and operational adoption of the university’s directive to move social events back to campus. I applaud the cooperation that the university has demonstrated in making on campus events possible and fun. Hopefully with the addition of new dorms, the university can finally have adequate space for all fraternities and other student organizations to have access to lounges. Until then, I urge the Student Life Committee to recognize that fraternities are the primary providers of social events and gatherings in the Wake Forest community and that the operational necessities of these events and gatherings include very frequent access to exclusively leased large spaces as an absolute prerequisite, unlike other organizations’ events. A lounge in Kitchin, which has been made newly available, will be most beneficially allocated to a fraternity and to one that is culturally willing and operationally capable of keeping all of its events on campus. Stephen Shepherd is a senior business and enterprise management major from Atlanta, Ga.

If you’ve replaced your girl friends with Jack, Jim and José, you might be a little too far gone to be adding another guy to that list. But then again, if you have handled your liquor rather well that night and stayed in what my friends and I like to call our “happy zone” then maybe you can leave with this guy, but first evaluate the rest of these rules before you make your final decision of whether or not to leave with this guy. Basically, wasted equals not leaving with him, especially if you do not know him well. On the other hand, buzzed equals “go for it girl, get you some.” This brings me to my next point: do you know this guy? Alright, he’s probably a Wake student, but is that all you know about him? If so, he might not be the best idea. But if you have lots of mutual friends or live in the same building or even know him well, feel free to leave with him. Just be sure to exercise caution when contemplating leaving with who can be best described as a stranger. If you do decide to leave with the “stranger Wake student,” be sure to let your friends know who you are leaving with, and text them to let them know where you are exactly when you arrive at your destination. I even suggest doing

this if you leave with anyone. Safety first! How drunk is he? If you get the feeling that he may toss his cookies at any moment, just don’t go. You don’t need that. Vomit stains. If he is going to be confused waking up to you in the morning then he’s too far gone, you might not hear this often, but don’t take advantage of him, ladies. He can’t help that he can’t hold his liquor. Lastly, if you have gone through all of the other check points on this list, get the thumbs up from your other friends. A simple thumbs up or down will do. Your friends know you best, and have experienced every “Pit sit” when you either basked in your hook-up glory or hid in the “no friend zone” because you don’t want to risk having to acknowledge your last “OMGIcan’tbel ieveIleftwithhimlastnight.” Sometimes friends know best so give them a little credit when it comes to helping you make a decision as to whether or not you leave with the guy you’ve been canoodling with all night. Now that you’ve decided whether or not to leave with this guy, check out next week’s article to decide whether to head to his place or yours.

Rachel Glascock is a sophomore from Greensboro, N.C.

How does Wake stack up? | Facts and Figures

University Motto

Wake Forest University

“Pro Humanitate” (For Humanity)

Brown University

“In Deo Speramus” (In God We Hope)

Georgetown University

Virginia Tech

“Utraque Unum” (Both Into One)

“Ut Prosim” (That I May Serve)

A View From the Left | College Democrats

College Democrats back Obama’s healthcare reform

Bill benefits millions of people around the country


s we wait on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on whether or not Obama’s healthcare reform bill is constitutional, it is important to take a look at what is at stake for the millions of people around the country affected by the bill. At Wake Forest College Dems, we support this legislation as a major step forward to guaranteeing that all Americans are given an equal opportunity to receive healthcare.

• Women: Over 1 million young adult women have already gained insurance coverage because and an estimated 13 million more uninsured women will gain coverage by 2016.

• Seniors: Over 32.5 million seniors have received free preventative services, 4 million people in the donut hole received a 250 dollar check to help with their costs, and 3.6 million people with Medicare received a 50 percent discount worth a total of $2.1 billion in 2011.

Who does it benefit?

• Small businesses: Tax credits will benefit an estimated 2 million workers receiving insurance from over 360,000 small business employers in 2011.

• Young adults: Over 2.5 million can now get coverage (ages 19-25) and cannot be kicked off their parents’ insurance plans until age 26, after graduating from college.

• Individuals with pre-existing conditions: More than 50,000 Americans who were uninsured have already been able to get coverage since the bill was passed in 2010.

• Insurance companies cannot deny coverage or increase insurance rates because of lifetime or annual care limits on individuals.

Can I keep my private insurance and personal doctors? • Yes, starting in 2014, Affordable Insurance Exchanges will allow consumers to shop for insurance and compare health plans in state-based programs in order to make the market more transparent.

What about the deficit?

• Costs: According to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill will cost just under $1.1 trillion over the 2012-2021 period, about $50 billion less than previously estimated • Savings: It will reduce the federal budget deficit by even more than the original estimate of $130 billion in the next decade through government revenue and reforms to Medicaid.

• You have the right to choose the doctor you want from your plan’s network or seek emergency care at a hospital outside of your health plan’s network. • Rate reviews by independent review boards will protect families and small businesses from unreasonable rate increases.

Note: This column represents the opinion of the College Democrats. For comments or questions, please contact Joel Diamond (

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Panelists relate Nietzsche and community By Yasmin Bendaas | Staff writer

While sitting in Pugh Auditorium just before the introduction of the Nietzsche conference on Sunday, April 15 a young man in the row in front of me turned around to introduce himself as a graduate student in philosophy from the University of Tennessee. Here was proof to the opening speaker’s welcome when he said, “I know there are people here from all around the United States.” Although the Tennessee student’s reasoning for attending the conference that was filled with over two days of panels, readings and discussions was simply “I really like Nietzsche,” he was not alone. The conference, titled “Nietzsche and Community,” stated as part of its theme “the question of whether Nietzsche is to be read as arguing that the community should exist for the sake of the exceptional individual or as arguing the opposite, that the exceptional individual should exist for the sake of the community.” A list of over 20 prominent speakers, with educational backgrounds ranging from the University of Tasmania to the University of Munich, gathered to discuss just this topic. Why the German philosopher Nietzsche whose works are now over a century old? The conference also took up this “question of the continuity of Nietzsche’s thought” all the while analyzing multiple related topics, including “Nietzsche and Leo Strauss,” “Nietzsche and Religion” and “The role of myth in Nietzsche’s thought,” to name a few. Students from various majors attended the discussion sur-

rounding this key philosopher, each with their own perspectives on the modern relevance of Nietzche. “I believe Nietzsche is still discussed at conferences like this one for two reasons,” senior Jonathan Zaikowski said. “First, Nietzsche presents an extremely controversial yet persuasive diagnosis of social ills, and it remains relevant to this day. Second, his elegant writing style provides his readers with an experience that is not found in typically dry philosophical texts.” Zaikowski was not alone in his views of Nietzsche’s relevance. “Nietzsche is one of the greatest modern thinkers,” junior Lani Domagalski said. “Many individuals do not realize that Nietzsche’s thought has shaped our conceptions of the world.” Some students said the event was not only significant to current times, but even to the university and to Pro Humanitate in particular. “The conference is clearly intrinsic to Wake’s motto because all of the speakers hold various positions on Nietzsche’s vision for the community and the individual,” junior Sarah Godwin said. “Nietzsche is speaking on the issue of creating a new value system for modernity that can support a flourishing community. “This all amounts to what Nietzsche is philosophizing for, what I think, is the sake of the future of humanity.” Meanwhile, this conference was organized at the university by Kenan Professor of Humanities Julian Young, author of Friedrich Nietzsche: a Philosophical Biography and several other books centered on German

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A variety of panelists from across the country discussed the ongoing philosophical relevance of Friedrich Nietzsche. philosophy of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century. Through the conference, Young plans on editing a book made of essays written by the event’s speakers, including Brian Leiter and Kathleen Higgins. “The challenge consists in the fact that [Nietzsche] sometimes seems to attach intrinsic value only to the exceptional individual, ‘the superman’, and to see the remainder of humanity as having value at best as the superman’s support-system,” Young said. “But is this really the case? Is Nietzsche really as outrageous as this description suggests? All of the essays in this volume are centered on this problem.”

Many students applaud Young as the reason for the conference’s success and attraction. “Dr. Julian Young attracted famous scholars from all over the world,” Domagalski said. “His organizational skills and his outstanding publishing record shaped the nature of the conference.” Godwin agreed. “It was Dr. Young’s credentials that drew the attention of such impressive conference attendees,” she said. “Dr. Young has done extensive work on Nietzsche and other areas of German philosophical thought that have created debate and stimulated new thought in the Nietzsche community of scholarship as a whole.”

STQ: Cancellation signals missed opportunity for inclusion Continued from Page A1 Setting the scene With the drinking age cemented at 21 years, why did the administration, Student Government and University Police give underage students free reign to consume alcohol at past Seize the Quad events? According to the administration in a March 29, 2009, issue of the Old Gold & Black, it was to address two huge concerns surrounding Wake’s drinking culture: the unhealthy consequences of frontloading and the dangerous ramifications of off-campus parties. It was also meant to consider the reality that regardless of rules and regulations, college students will want to drink and oftentimes drink a lot. Why not give them a safe venue to do so, like walking distance to their beds? Old Gold & Black File Photo “Having this type of community event has been good for our students,” University Police Chief The first Seize the Quad was held in March 2009. The campus-wide event has Regina Lawson said. “It has caused a heightened been cancelled due to numerous conditions including inadequate planning. sense of responsibility [in terms of drinking practices] in the students and the organizers.” Lawson debunked the myth that any glitches in “It’s no secret that the student body has desired With each subsequent Seize the Quad prov- past Seize the Quad nights could have been a factor for a Seize the Quad,” Perrotta said. ing more successful than the last, many had high in the decision to halt additional events. “People are going to be disappointed. This is not hopes for moving the campus’ drinking culture “I can say that [Seize the Quads] have been a going to go over well.” away from the life-threatening, and into the realm process of continuous improvement,” Lawson said. of the responsible. “There has been great progress from the first event Why it’s been gone to the last event in terms of student management, According to Hamlin Wade, Patel’s Chief of Staff, self-policing and complying with the rules. Students “Events like Seize the Quad were moving the primary forces acting against Seize the Quad for are taking drinking responsibly.” in the right direction in terms of encourWith last year’s spring 2011 semester serving as the fall semester were scheduling and prioritizing. aging safe, social drinking.” “I would definitely say it wasn’t given a priority the first semester in two years that did not offer a place,” Wade said. “ Seize the Quad, students looked to SG President Rob Musci “The idea behind Seize the Quad, bringing parNilam Patel, who ran on a platform of continuing Senior EMT this tradition, to ensure that a Seize the Quad was ties back on campus, is always a priority but with other major events going on, it got put on the rescheduled for this year. backburner. It slipped through the cracks and we In her platform for the spring 2011 SG presiden“The stigma here is drink to get drunk, whereas didn’t plan for it. The worst thing you can do is tial election, Patel promised to “continue having in say Europe, it’s drink to be social,” senior EMT throw it together and have it be a bust and have one Seize the Quad event per semester because it Rob Musci said. “Events like Seize the Quad were people lose complete interest.” not only shows the administration that students moving in the right direction in terms of encouragIn an email to student leaders, Patel expressed are acting responsibly but it also shows that the ing safe, social drinking.” that the driving factor of cancelling this year’s Seize Irrespective of these benefits, the cancellation Greek community is all inclusive.” the Quad was also poor planning. However, some students were left disappointed, of this April 21 Seize the Quad marks the third “This year, we did not plan far enough ahead,” consecutive semester that Wake’s calendar has not and even disillusioned, in SG leadership when the Patel said. “We quickly realized that a haphazardly year went by without the tradition. seen a Seize the Quad event.

assembled Seize the Quad would be worse than no Seize the Quad at all.” Patel also emphasized that in addition to issues with planning, other factors leading to the event’s cancellation were a high chance of rain, low turnout of student volunteers, and a lack of support from Student Union and the Panhellenic Council. As a result, Student Government took on the challenge of sponsoring the event alone. They also faced the issue of a lack of support from several members of the Campus Life department. In light of these developments, Musci emphasized that Seize the Quad belongs in a place of top priority for SG, the administration and accompanying campus groups no matter what. “I understand there are a lot of things going on that seem more pressing. But considering Wake has a certain stigma for not being overly studentoriented and criticized for not having social outlets other than frat parties, you think that it would be an automatic priority,” Musci said. What has been lost?

In terms of the benefits of Seize the Quad, many students pointed to the event’s effectiveness in curbing unhealthy drinking practices and promoting student wellbeing. “Seize the Quad is a social event that promotes safety,” senior Emily Spurlin said. “Members of the younger classes are not hopping in cars with strangers only to end up stranded at some random frat house. If a student does find themselves in a risky situation, Student Health and campus police are only a few yards away.” To others, Seize the Quad acted not only as a unifier and safe social venue, but also as an ideal indication of what college life should strive to be — an ideal which, without Seize the Quad becomes harder to realize. “Community can’t just be created in the classroom,” Perrotta said. “It has to be established first and foremost outside of it because that’s where we spend the bulk of our time. “At the end of the day, college is the place that you’re allowed to work and play in the same place, and Seize the Quad was an instrumental part of pursing that goal.”

Football competes in its annual Spring Game at BB&T Field. Page B3.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Danny Kreyman The junior tennis star reveals his favorite moment, what drew him to Wake and his admiration of former Head Coach Jeff Zinn. Page B2.

{ UPCOMING EVENTS } MEN’S GOLF 04/20 ACC Champs 04/21 ACC Champs 04/22 ACC Champs TRACK AND FIELD 04/19 ACC Champs 04/20 ACC Champs 04/21 ACC Champs MEN’S TENNIS: 04/19 ACC Champs 04/20 ACC Champs 04/21 ACC Champs WOMEN’S GOLF 05/10 NCAA Regionals 05/11 NCAA Regionals 05/12 NCAA Regionals WOMEN’S TENNIS 04/19 ACC Champs 04/20 ACC Champs 04/21 ACC Champs BASEBALL 04/20 Virginia Tech 04/21 Virginia Tech 04/22 Virginia Tech

{ NATIONAL STAGE } Saints owner buys the Hornets Current owner of the New Orleans Saints, Tom Benson, has agreed to purchase the New Orleans Hornets to add to his collection of sports teams. The price of the New Orleans Hornets has been valued at $338 million. The New Orleans Hornets, who have been owned by the NBA since December of 2010, have been searching for a suitable owner for the team. Lately, the New Orleans Hornets have been struggling with a 19-42 record this season, which has put them in last place. Benson, who is currently 84-yearsold, is a native of New Orleans. He has been the owner of the Saints since 1985 and has seen the team make significant strides, including a Super Bowl XLIV victory. Benson’s purchase now ensures that the two major New Orleans professional teams will stay in local hands.




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The Deacon rides again

By Mike Zavagno | Staff writer It’s game day at BB&T Field for the Wake Forest football team. The standing crowd is waiting in anticipation for the Demon Deacons to take the field. Their excitement builds until they hear the familiar roar of a motorcycle. Suddenly, as it is with every game, the Demon Deacon emerges from the gate, riding his motorcycle with the players following closely behind. The Deacon leading the football and basketball teams into their respective games has become a widely popular Wake Forest tradition. However, there remains little knowledge as to how the tradition began. The idea was first proposed by the basketball coaching staff and the marketing department in an attempt to create a better atmosphere at Wake Forest basketball games.

Spearheading the birth of a new tradition was former men’s basketball Head Coach, the late Skip Prosser, his assistants, (newly hired Head Coach of the Winthrop Eagles Pat Kelsey, current head coach of the Xavier Musketeers Chris Mack, and former Director of Marketing Dan Hauser). The combined effort of these men came to fruition on February 13, 2003, when the Demon Deacon led the 15th ranked men’s basketball team aboard a motorcycle for their tilt with No. 8 Duke. On this night, the inflatable, moving characters that occupy the sidelines during player introductions, known as the “Fly Guys,” also made their debut. Their creativity was successful; the Deacons triumphed over the Blue Devils in double-overtime by a score of 94-80.

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Deacs take third in ACC

By Max Wohlmuth | Asst. sports editor

year when Woods shot 5-under 208 to personally win the tournament. “I feel like ACCs are more important, and I really wanted to do well in this tournament,” Kristinsdottir said. “We were also thinking that a Wake Forest person has won the individual championship three years in a row, so we wanted the fourth year in the row. If I played well, our odds were better and Cheyenne was defending her championship so we were motivated.” This year, the opening round set the tone for the tournament, in which Duke took a commanding lead with a total score of 4-under 280, followed by North Carolina with 290 and Wake Forest at 298. Kristinsdottir took the lead for the team by shooting 1-under, just barely trailing Duke’s Alejandra Cangrejo who was 2-under. Freshman Marissa Dodd, who finished ninth at Bryan National Collegiate, extended her impressive performance by shooting 73 and tied for ninth in the opening round.

Right now, any sports fan will endlessly work to convince you they know who will play in the NBA finals and who will be crowned this year’s champion. Well, I’m going to do the same. I’ve been waiting for the Oklahoma City Thunder to win a championship for a couple of years. After losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 2010 playoffs, I told my Dad they would win it all within the next three years. This could be their year. In my opinion, the Thunder, led by Kevin Durant, have the best team in the league. They have scorers in Durant and point guard Russell Westbrook. A solid defense anchored by Serge Ibaka, the league leader in blocks. Not to mention players like James Harden, a potential sixth man of the year, who provide the spark needed coming off the bench. This team is molding itself for greatness, but I think two other teams could steal the West. The first team is San Antonio. The Spurs’ Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker are all old players. However, they’ve been to the finals before, collectively winning 10 NBA championships. They can do it again. I’m sure everyone envisions a similar performance to last year when they were bounced by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round. The Spurs played a total of 88 games last year. Compare that to the 94 games they could potentially play this year if each series goes to seven games and they win the championship. The addition of Stephen Jackson, a member of

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Football Total points scored in the 40 minute Spring Game Tackles in the game by Brandon Chubb, highest on the team Seasons Jim Grobe has been the head coach Bowls the Deacs have been to during Grobe’s tenure Wins for Grobe as head coach of the Deacons


Senior baseball player Carlos Lopez helped guide the Wake Forest Diamond Deacons to a series win over ACC foe Georgia Tech with an impressive three RBI performance on April 15. Lopez, a native of Boynton Beach, Fla., is batting .326 on the season and has eight home runs on the year to go along with 38 RBI’s. Lopez leads the team in on-base percentage, RBI’s, slugging percentage, putouts and Lopez is second on the team in drawing walks with 23 on the season. Lopez went undrafted out of high school but with a phenomenal senior season so far, he has placed himself on the national radar for the upcoming MLB Draft. The Diamond Deacs behind Lopez are off to a 22-15 start, along with a 7-11 record in the conference. The Deacs will return to action on Friday when the Virginia Tech Hokies come to Winston-Salem at Wake Forest Ball Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:07 p.m.

{ SPORTS WORDS } “I’ve gotta be the only superstar going through what I’m going through right now, but I can’t say too much about it.” -Derrick Rose Bulls guard on his proclivity to draw hard fouls over the course of the season

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Freshman Allison Emrey from Charlotte averages a score of 5-over par per round of golf. She came in 28th place at the ACC Championships on April 15. By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer Coming off of a great weekend of play at the Bryan National Collegiate by shooting 4-over par and tying for seventh, sophomore Olafia Kristinsdottir maintained her momentum for the ACC Women’s Golf Championship. Kristinsdottir tacked on a career low to her resume in front of her parents, who flew in from Iceland for the match by shooting 3-under 68 in the final round of ACC play and finishing tied for runner-up at 3-over par. The ACC Championship, hosted at Sedgefield Kristinsdottir Country Club in Greensboro, from April 13-15, has traditionally provided Wake Forest with an opportunity to shine. While North Carolina tallied their second team title at the ACC Women’s Golf Championship in 2011, the Deacons secured an individual title for the third consecutive

Petersen leaves Wake for North Texas By Matt Poppe | Executive sports editor

It was announced April 16 that women’s basketball Head Coach Mike Petersen would resign and would take the head coaching job at North Texas. Petersen leaves after eight years with the program in which he became the winningest coach in program history, compiling a record of 125-123. Petersen will become the fourth coach in six seasons for North Texas, who saw Head Coach Karen Alston leave to become coach of the Texas Longhorns. The Mean Green, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, have had six consecutive losing seasons and finished the 2011-12 campaign with a 15-16 record. Petersen led the Deacons this past season to one of their best records of 20-14, with the team making the

Women’s NIT Tournament for the third time in four years and advancing to the second round. The Eureka, Calif., native has also been the head coach at Gonzaga (1985-89), New Mexico State (1992-96) and TCU (1996-99). Before taking the position at Wake Forest, he was also the associate head coach for the men’s program at Minnesota from 1999-2004. Petersen undoubtedly had an immense impact on the women’s basketball program. Senior point guard Brooke Thomas spent four years with Coach Petersen. She remembers most vividly how Coach Petersen helped her through a tough time during her sophomore year. “I was having a hard time with my family and I didn’t have the money to go back home,” Thomas said.

“Coach Pete got it cleared with the NCAA and everyone through compliance, and he paid for my ticket to go back home and see my family. It really meant a lot to me, and ever since I was getting recruited by him, he’s been more caring about the person than just the athlete.” “I mean he’s tough as a coach, and there have been days when I just couldn’t quite deal, but it’s easier to play for somebody when they actually do have your best interests at heart,” Thomas added. Petersen leaves behind a team that Thomas believes will be deeply miss him. “He has this quote where he says ‘it’s just us girls’,” Thomas said. “Obviously, he’s not a girl, but he said he was really sad because it’s not just us girls anymore because he’s leaving us. He’s had a lasting impression on all of us.”

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Petersen has more wins than any women’s coach in Wake history.

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Danny Kreyman Junior

By Kelley McGrath | Staff writer

Personal Profile Birthdate: 4/19/1991 Hometown: Long Beach, N.Y. Height: 6-2 Major: Economics Career Records: Singles: 64-42 Doubles: 45-37

Junior Danny Kreyman has made his mark in his three seasons with the Wake Forest men’s tennis team. After a 22-9 singles record as a freshman in the 2009-10 season, Kreyman led the Demon Deacons in the 2010-11 season with a 27-14 singles record and a 23-13 doubles record. After the team graduated a talented senior class, Kreyman has stepped into the No. 1 and 2 singles positions. Kreyman and sophomore doubles partner Adam Lee have a 9-2 record in conference play, including an early defeat of the No. 6 ranked Duke pair. The Long Beach, N.Y., native has been playing tennis since he was 5-years-old. As he and the team head into ACC Championships, Kreyman discusses the challenging coursework of an economics major, his hopes for the team this season and optimism for the future. What made you want to pursue tennis at the collegiate level? I’ve always wanted to get into a good academic school and playing tennis helped me get into a better school than my grades alone could get me into. What do you think makes tennis different from other sports at Wake? Tennis is an individual sport, but at the same time the program isn’t successful unless the team wins. Each match, no matter which position you play, is worth the same so you can’t rely on one person to get the team a win like you can in other sports. What drew you to Wake Forest? Wake Forest’s academic repu-

tation was the main factor. The other was the better athletic competition that there was going to be in the ACC than in other conferences. How do you balance being a Division I student athlete with your course work? The toughest part is being efficient in the little time that you do have for schoolwork, but the athletic department does set up tutors a couple of times a week to get you caught up, and professors are usually accommodating with assignments. How is the season going for you individually? How is this season different than your past seasons with the team? This season has been a lot tougher than my previous two. It’s hard to replace four players, especially when three of them were at the top three spots in the lineup. However, Amogh Prabhakar has really stepped up for us this year and Adam Lee has picked up his game lately, which is encouraging for the remainder of this season and next year. Where do you see yourself and the team by the season’s end? I think we have a lot to build on for next year. Hopefully, David Hopkins comes back next year and then we will have our whole team returning with an extra year of experience and some good freshmen coming in next year to help us get more wins. Who is your favorite tennis player and why? Our former coach, Jeff Zinn, is my favorite tennis player because of his world-class backhand and his lightning fast reflexes at the net. Not to mention he does all of this with only nine and a half fingers. What is your most memorable match moment and why? During my freshman year, we were tied 3-3 with UNC at the ACC tournament. I won the deciding match to get us to the semifinals. If you could play a match against anyone, who would it be? I would play against my teammate, Sam Wells because it’s hilarious to watch his overly dramatic or defensive reactions after each point.

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Deac Notes Men’s soccer lands second exhibition victory against West Virginia at Spry Stadium

Press Box: Lebron, Heat may not win the title again

In their fourth exhibition of the spring season, the Wake Forest men’s soccer game picked up another win to improve to 2-1-1 in the spring season on April 14 against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Demon Deacons scored their lone goal in the 70th minute on a laser shot that junior Andy Lubahn corralled from a corner kick by junior Ben Newnam and sent into the back of the net. Wake Forest out-tallied the Mountaineers 14-4 in total shots, and Wake’s junior goalkeeper Michael Lisch was forced to make only one save in the win.

Cooney earns third career Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week award For the second time this season, junior left-handed pitcher Tim Cooney was named ACC Pitcher of the Week. The ACC announced Cooney’s achievement on April 16 following his performance of eight scoreless innings during the Deacs’ 4-2 win against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on April 13. In Cooney’s impressive outing, he carved up five Yellow Jacket hitters for strikeouts while allowing nine hits and zero runs to cross the plate. Cooney’s teammate Junior Brian Holmes also won the award earlier this season.

Three Demon Deacon basketball recruits play in Jordan Brand Regional Game Three future Demon Deacons took place in the Jordan Brand Regional Game on April 14 in Charlotte. Future Deacs that played in the talent showcase include highly touted recruits named Aaron Rountree, Madison Jones and Codi Miller-McIntyre. The regional game in Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena brings together the top high-school talent in the state of North Carolina. In addition to the regional game, there is also a national game and a international game. All three recruits can most likely expect to see court time next year.

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Continued from Page B1 the Spurs’ Championship team in 2003, adds another player with a lot of experience. They aren’t favored, but don’t count these old guys out. As long as Kobe Bryant is playing in the NBA, you cannot count the Los Angeles Lakers out as well. I would argue that Kobe is the best fourth quarter player in the league. He can be having a terrible first three quarters, only to come out and dominate the fourth quarter. Plus, five championship rings should speak for themselves. Let’s not forget Bryant’s supporting cast. Andrew Bynum, one of the most immature players in the league, is playing as well as any center this year averaging around 19 points and 12 rebounds a game. They also have Pau Gasol who not only scores and rebounds, but is the best passing big man in my opinion. In reality, it really does come down to Kobe’s performance in the playoffs. If he is playing well, the Lakers will be dangerous. I believe it is safe to say the Eastern Conference champion will either be the Miami Heat or the Chicago Bulls. After Miami’s first season featuring Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh,

the Heat are looking for revenge in the form of an NBA championship. I didn’t think the star-packed Heat would make the finals last year because James and Wade would need time to adjust to reduced roles. Yet, they still average similar number to their career averages. They also have Chris Bosh. Although his numbers are slightly lower in Miami than they were in Toronto, he can still have big games when either James or Wade are not playing well. It took one season for the three to figure out how to play together and they made it to the finals. Expect another championship run this year. The Heat are not the only team looking for revenge. The Chicago Bulls want revenge too. With the best record in the NBA last season and the regular season MVP in Derrick Rose, the Bulls fell short of their own expectations. They hope the addition of the aging Rip Hamilton will lift them past the Heat in the Eastern Conference championship this year. However, with no other significant acquisitions, the Bulls’ appearance shows little change. I expect the Thunder to face the Heat in the NBA finals this season, with the Thunder coming out on top. Looks like Lebron and company will have to wait another season for a title.

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Men’s golf team looks for ACC triumph By Ty Kraniak | Asst. sports editor

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Senior All-American Lee Bedford is looking to win his first ACC title of his collegiate career at Wake.

April 20 marks the opening day of a great opportunity for the Wake Forest men’s golf team. The squad will travel to the picturesque Old North State Golf Club located in New London, N.C., to compete with some of the nation’s best teams in the ACC Championships, which will crown a new winner for the 2012 season. The tournament is a three day event, which will start in the early morning of Friday, April 20 and will conclude with its final round on Sunday, April 22. For the Demon Deacons, the tournament is a chance to prove their skills to the rest of the ACC. The team started off the spring season on a very high note that was headlined by second and third place finishes by Wake. Individually, senior All-American Lee Bedford tied for first place at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate on February 21 to notch his fourth career victory. “I want to win,” Bedford said. “At the same time, we’re looking toward regionals, so we need to play solid as a team and see where it goes. We obviously haven’t been playing very well lately, but with a big tournament coming up, we can turn it around.” The Cary, N.C., native has continually proved his status as a star player throughout the season by leading the Deacs as the lowest scorer and by earning three under-par tour-

nament finishes this spring. Bedford wants his last ACC tournament to end in a win. At the ACC Tournament, the Deacs will face stiff competition, especially coming from Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Clemson and rival Duke. Traditionally, the ACC, like in many other sports, is viewed as one of the most talented conferences in the game. Therefore, Wake Forest will have their hands full. However, that does not faze the Demon Deacons as they are looking to come in first place and bring their first ACC title back to Winston-Salem since 1989. “We have to play hard and continue to practice hard and then get out there and let our bodies do what we trained them to do and have a lot of fun at the same time,” Bedford said. The golf course at the Old North State Golf Club features Bermuda grass, which the Deacs have played on multiple times this season. Head Coach Jerry Haas knows the course as well as anybody in the game as Haas has travelled there with the Deacs for the tournament annually. Haas (‘85) is now in his 15th season at the helm of the Demon Deacons. He is certainly excited for what the tournament brings this year. “It’s an outdoor sport, so we are going to have to watch the wind,” Haas said. “In 15

years here, I’ve probably been to Old North State about 14 times. I honestly know every pin. I’ve written up so much about the course, so the guys will know where to hit the shots.” In their last event, the Demon Deacons struggled to find themselves by posting a 12th place finish at the Gary Koch Invitational. However, the Demon Deacons suffered a few illnesses at this event and were severely shorthanded. “We’re looking forward for consistency this weekend,” Haas said. “We started with two real good tournaments this season and then two not so good ones and a bunch of health issues last week. Hopefully, we’ll be healthy by Friday.” During a week of rest and recuperation from tournament play, the Deacs have been busy Haas preparing for the tournament by simulating the tournament conditions on their own practice course. With all the preparation for the tournament, the Deacs want nothing else but a chance to prove themselves as the best team in the ACC. “It’s a big event, and if the guys can’t get fired up for this, then they can’t get fired up over anything,” Haas said. “I’ve had high hopes for the team all year. We’re going there to win.”

Deacons close out regular season with two wins By Gary Pasqualicchio | Senior writer

The Wake Forest men’s tennis team had one final ACC weekend to prepare for the conference tournament. On April 13, the Deacs hosted No. 71 Clemson at the team’s outdoor facility. The Tigers took the doubles point and jumped out to a 3-1 lead with wins at first singles and fifth singles. Junior Amogh Prabhakar kept Wake alive with a 6-2, 6-0 destruction of Aryton Wibowo at third singles, and sophomore Adam Lee pulled the Deacs to within one point with a 7-5, 6-4, win at fourth singles. With a couple of tight three-setters on Courts 2 and 6, the Demon Deacons needed to win both. Senior David Hopkins and freshman Alex Tsai had both won their first sets but lost the second. Although Hopkins would go on to win his match 7-5 in the third, Tsai couldn’t hold on in his deciding set, falling 6-1. The Deacs had lost another 4-3 heartbreaker, their sixth such setback of the year. Looking to bounce back on April 15 against No. 60 Georgia Tech, the Demon Deacons found themselves in the doubles point behind 9-8 in tiebreak victories from 48th-ranked Hopkins and Prabhakar at first doubles and Lee and junior Danny Kreyman at second doubles. Wake’s early 1-0 lead would become a 2-1 deficit with losses at fifth and sixth singles, but Hopkins came up with one of his biggest wins of the year, a 7-5, 7-5 upset over No. 48 Juan Spir, who was playing first singles ahead of injured All-American Kevin King. The win was especially important for Hopkins, who will be closing out his career as a Demon Deacon. “It’s kind of bittersweet because I’m from here,” Hopkins, a Winston-Salem native, said.

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Senior David Hopkins, from Winston-Salem, is 24-16 on the season and has won three straight matches. He looks to close out the 2011-12 season strong. “I’ve been coming around here [watching Wake Forest tennis] since I was six. It’s been a great four years, and I’ve learned a lot from it.” Bresky had nothing but praise for his only senior. “It’s hard to say enough nice things about him,” Bresky said. “It’s good for him to see the results of all his hard work.” But with three matches still in play, Wake needed to win two to pick up the team victory. Prabhakar went the distance in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win at the fourth spot. Lee finished off the 4-3 victory for

the Deacs with a thrilling 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Juan Melian at third singles. The clinching win was redemptive of sorts for Lee, who had a chance for victory during the team’s April 1 match against Virginia Tech with his team tied 3-3. “Today the composure and commitment were totally different,” Bresky said. “It is a great learning experience for the future.” The Kiwi pointed to home court advantage as a big difference in the two situations.

“The Virginia Tech match, I didn’t handle it well,” Lee said. “We were on the road and their fans were getting to me. Today I handled it a lot better, with the home fan support.” After the marathon match with Georgia Tech, the second half of a Sunday doubleheader featured the Longwood Lancers. Longwood did not threaten the Deacs in doubles, winning only five games in the three matches, but singles were a bit closer. Wells, Tsai and redshirt junior Conner Sherwood were challenged at the fourth, fifth and sixth singles positions, but both won in straight sets. A surprising result took place on Court 2 where Kreyman lost to the Lancers’ Giorgi Khmiadashvili 6-3, 7-5. This gave Longwood their only point in a 6-1 Wake win. Bresky was happy about the team’s sweeping the doubleheader for both tennis performance and fitness. “[The Georgia Tech match was] probably our longest match of the year in some of our hottest weather we’ve played all year,” Bresky said. “To come back an hour and 15 minutes later and play Longwood and play as well as we did, I think it’s a great experience for the guys to see how fit they are and how tough they are. “Guys like Sam, Conner and Alex were able to get wins and work on some things. I think it will be good for their confidence.” With the regular season at an end, the ACC Tournament’s first round will begin April 19. With a record of 13-14 (3-8, ACC), the Deacs finished in 10th place and drew a rematch with seventhseeded Clemson. “It will probably be another really close match,” Bresky said. “Clemson’s a great team, are having a really solid year. They just came to our place and beat us so we’re definitely looking forward to the challenge.”

Wake football takes to BB&T field in annual Spring Game By Bart Johnston | Staff writer

The Wake Forest football team wrapped up their spring portion of practice with the annual Spring Game which took place at BB&T Field on Saturday, April 17. An estimated crowd of 5,000 spectators took in the game, which pitted the White team against the Black team. The two teams were drafted by the seniors, who were evenly divided between the two squads. Ultimately, the White team emerged with a 21-10 victory in what was for the most part a very early look at what many Deacon fans can expect from next year’s football team. The Black team had the first pick and chose sophomore Nikita Whitlock while the White team selected sophomore Tanner Price as their first choice. The game featured 10 minute quarters with no kickoffs and returns on punts, presumably to Newman help eliminate injuries that frequently occur on these high-impact plays. Junior Jimmy Newman put the Black team out to an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter when he connected on a 40-yard field goal. The White team quickly struck back behind redshirt sophomore Josh Harris’ first touchdown of the day on a five-yard scamper, but the Black team responded with a touchdown pass from sophomore Tanner Price to redshirt sophomore

Jordan Garside from 29 yards out to put the Black team up 10-7 at halftime. The White team took the lead for good when Harris snagged a nine-yard catch off the arm of redshirt junior Brendan Cross and trotted into the endzone for a 14-10 lead. While the Black team would get one more try in the game, any hope of a last-minute come-from-behind victory was closed when junior A.J. Marshall picked off Price for his second interception of the day and returned it 58 yards for a touchdown to put the White team up by the final score of 21-10. “The key to the game was turnovers,” Head Coach Jim Grobe said to reporters after the game. “We need to do a better job on offense of taking care of the ball.” Harris led the White team with 40 rushing yards on six carries, while backup Tyler Jackson carried the ball 12 times for 35 yards. Jackson looked confident on the field and proved to be a competent backup for the team. The Black team was less successful running the football behind an inexperienced offensive line that was primarily comprised of backup reserve players. Freshman speedster Orville Reynolds was second on the team in rushing yards on the day with three yards on six carries, while redshirt sophomore wide receiver Brad Idzik led the team with six yards on only one carry. The Black team as a whole ran the ball 21 times for a loss of 13 yards. The Black team proved to have as equally a tough a time through the air throwing three interceptions on only 19 pass attempts. The committee of quarterbacks featuring Price as the starter, redshirt freshman Kevin Sousa as the backup and two walkons in Keenon Rush and Matt Gras-

meyer went a combined 10-19 for one touchdown, thrown by the starter Price. The White team was more successful through the air as they completed 12-of20 passes including one touchdown pass and 82 total yards. The quarterbacks included Patrick Thompson, walk-on Pat Long, and Cross. Josh Harris provided the most noteworthy performance with one catch for a touchdown and 42 yards on six carries. Harris, widely regarded to be one of the favorites to start next year along with Reynolds, scored two of the game’s three touchdowns and looked comfortable in his position as the leading rusher of the White squad. “He looked like Josh and that’s what I like,” Grobe said. “He had two or three inside runs, he wasn’t trying to bounce everything to the perimeter. I loved his touchdown run down in the red zone, I thought he got north and just powered his way up into the end zone and if we can get him to do that all the time, we know he has a chance to be special.” Marshall led the defense with two interceptions while redshirt freshman Merrill “Bud” Noel also intercepted one pass for the White team. Redshirt freshman Brandon Chubb led all defenders in tackles with nine in the game while five different Wake defenders recorded a sack during the spring scrimmage. The Deacons will return to the campus during the second session of summer school for off-season workouts and drills. Practice will begin around the start of August and the Deacons will face their first opponent, the Liberty Flames, on Sept. 1 at BB&T Field.

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After an injury-prone 2011 season, redshirt sophomore Josh Harris will look to lead the Deacon rushing attack in 2012.

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Dance team competes in national championship By Maggie Cancelosi | Staff writer

You can spot the Wake Forest dance team getting the crowds going at football and basketball games, but do you ever wonder what the squad does in the off-season? Every four years, the Wake Forest dance team attends the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship, and the 2012 event provided the perfect platform for the Deacs to showcase their choreography, team unity and skill. The weekend draws in over 240 teams ready to compete in a variety of events including cheer and dance routines, hip hop performances, a mascot challenge and partner stunts. This year, the event was hosted in Daytona Beach, Fla., from April 11-15. On April 10, the Wake Forest dance team performed their Nationals routine for the first time in front of an audience. The Reynolds Varsity Gym was filled with students, faculty and other members of the cheer and dance teams ready to show their support before the team’s send-off. “It was really helpful performing at the gym,” junior Liz Guerrieri said. “We had a lot of people cheering for us. We’re not used to that, because we’re never the center of attention at a game. Usually we cheer on other people — people aren’t cheering for us. It was great to be cheered for and see support in the gym.” The team consisted of 12 women: Kendall Bishop, Courtney Bzdelik, Krissy Cantin, Ashley Charlton, Liz Guerrieri, Becky Koza, Tonya Lee, Olivia Williams, Alissa Kasunich, Jasmine Pitt, Jordan Snow and Rachel Stroud. The crew departed from campus at midnight with cheer and dance Head Coach Brent Campbell,

orchestrate the email listserv. Fellow senior Lindsay Collins is responsible for team bonding and always fosters camaraderie with the activities planned for the team. Junior Tonya Lee is full of energy and perfect for teaching, as well as running warm-ups to make sure that the squad is ready to hit the floor. She is certainly a leader on the team. Guerrieri shows her love of dance by coordinating choreography for the team. Guerrieri is also a member of the Wake Forest Dance Company and has choreographed a piece for the upcoming Spring Dance concert. The squad competed in the Division IA category, which, despite its smaller size of 14 teams, is traditionally be seen as one of the hardest divisions. The dance teams are typically organized by the college or university’s football divisions. The Deacons competed against ACC rivals like Virginia Tech and Duke, as well as out-ofconference teams like Penn State and University of South Carolina. On Thursday, April 12, in the Division IA category, the top seven teams advanced straight to finals. For the teams in the bottom half, they competed in the Challenge Cup that very afternoon. Photo courtesy of Liz Guerrieri The Deacons were able to participate in the ChalWake’s dance team competed in the Challenge Cup where they placed 12th. lenge Cup and wrapped up the weekend ranked The Deacs compete in Division 1A, which features some top teams. 12 out of 14. “I don’t think that numbers really matter — we dance team coach Jessica Pulley and cheerleading ing up to the event, they extended practice for an did the best we could,” Guerrieri said. “We have two seasons [football and basketball] and do a lot coach Tanya Bowles. extra half an hour. While balancing academics, practice and perThe team is led by four dancers who serve as role year-round. We have to perfect those things on top formances at basketball games, the team learned models due to their commitment to the program of perfecting our National’s routine. A lot of the their nationals routine in January. Practices were and their passion for dance. Senior Becky Koza is other programs are strictly club dance teams. We’re held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and detail-oriented and calm under pressure — she an athletic team on top of training for Nationals. Sunday of every week, and in the final weeks lead- not only calls the dances at games but also helps I’m proud of what we had to give.”

Deacs drop two more before ACC Tournament By Scott Siegler | Staff writer

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Junior Catherine Roach recently joined the women’s tennis team in March. She is still searching for her first win on Wake’s varsity squad.

The Wake Forest women’s tennis team wrapped up their regular season with a pair challenging matches this past weekend against No. 18 Clemson and No. 25 Georgia Tech. Unfortunately for the Demon Deacons, they came away winless and solidified their position as the No. 12 seed heading into the ACC Tournament. Freshman Rebecca Siegler remains optimistic as she looks forward to the upcoming tournament. “We all competed really well during the matches,” Siegler said. “We played great teams and had great games. We didn’t execute them into wins but every point we were in it.” The match against Clemson was a great challenge. Romy Koelzer set the tone for Clemson by defeating Junior Catherine Roach 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 6 singles match. Freshman Karen Forman then fell to Beatrice Gumulya 6-1, 6-0 at the No. 4 singles position. Soon after, Siegler took a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Josipa Bek at the No. 3 position that clinched the singles point for the Tigers. Senior Kayla Duncan, ranked No. 68 overall in the country could not find the answer against No. 50 Keri Wong of Clemson, and took a 6-4, 6-0 loss in the No.1 singles match. Sophomore Brigita Bercyte put up a

good fight but came up short against Clemson’s Nelly Ciolkowski with a score of 6-3, 6-4. Senior Ryann Cutillo fell to No. 63 Klara Vyskocilova 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 2 singles position to finish off the clean sweep in singles. Similar fortunes came in the doubles matches as Vyskocilova and Kochanova took down Bercyte and Roach 8-2 in the No. 3 doubles match. Gumulya and Koelzer then clinched the doubles point with an 8-4 win over Siegler and Forman and the 15th ranked team of Wong and Beck defeated Duncan and Cutillo 8-5 at the No.1 Doubles position. The result was a 7-0 Clemson victory. When the Deacons traveled to Georgia Tech to take on the No. 25 Yellow Jackets, they faced even more stiff competition. Bercyte had a tough match against Lynn Blaue at the No. 5 Singles position and took a 6-0, 6-0 loss. Catherine Roach was also in an uphill battle the whole way through her match with Christina Ngo and fell 6-0, 6-0 as well. When Cutillo came up short with a 6-1, 6-2 loss to No. 121 Caroline Lilley in the No. 2 Singles match, the Yellow Jackets had clinched the singles point. Duncan posted a strong effort against No. 16 Jillian O’Neill but couldn’t come away with the win as she fell 7-6 (7-3), 6-4. Siegler forced a third set against No. 122

Elizabeth Kilborn but ultimately came up short in a tiebreak that was played in lieu of third set. The final score was 5-7, 7-5, 1-0(10-6). Forman bounced back after dropping the first set 1-6 to Alex Anghelescu and took the second set 7-5, but lost in her third set tiebreak 10-8. In doubles, Chirstina Ngo and Muriel Wacker quickly put Georgia Tech on the board with an 8-1 win over Bercyte and Roach. However, Siegler and Forman took the No. 2 doubles match against the 63rd ranked team of Blaue and Kilborn by a score of 8-4 as the freshman duo won their first career match against a nationally ranked opponent. “We started the first few games slow, then we started playing really strong and just did what it took to win,” Siegler said. “I think we could have taken advantage of more of the opportunities we had, but we played are best and the other teams definitely brought it,” Siegler said after the weekend of play. The Yellow Jackets rebounded and clinched the doubles point at the No. 1 match as No. 10 Anghelescu and O’Neill defeated Duncan and Cutillo 8-3. The Demon Deacons begin ACC Tournament play on Thursday, April 19, with an opening round match against No. 5 seed Virginia at 9 a.m.

Tradition: Riding Deacon serves as cherished game-opener

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Since this game, the Deacon riding the motorcycle has become a staple in Wake Forest tradition. The Deacon rides out on a custom-built, Wake Forest-themed motorcycle. The bike was manufactured at a custom motorcycle shop owned by a local resident. He continues to ride the motorcycle each game, but in an attempt to protect his privacy, he asked that his true identity be kept confidential. However, the Deacon riding the motorcycle would not continue today without support from Wake Forest fans. Just as Coach Prosser wished, the motorcycleriding Deacon brought a new level of excitement to Wake Forest athletic events. Before each game, fans respond immediately to the roar of the motorcycle, knowing that game time is only Green minutes away. Equally respondent to the influx of a new tradition have been the players themselves. “The Deacon gets me pumped up,” freshmen forward/center Daniel Green said. “He embodies what it means to play for Wake Forest.” Fans have rallied around the Deacon on the motorcycle as a symbol of Wake Forest pride. The players wait anxiously for the Deacon to ride onto the field, following him closely in preparation for game time.

“The Deacon has become an element of game day that makes Wake Forest unique,” Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Special Project Mike Odom said. Before games, Deacon fans and fans of the opposition have come to expect the motorcycle as an essential aspect of Wake Forest athletics. “Fans that come to one or two games a year want to see the motorcycle,” Odom said. “The one or two times it has not been there, people are always asking [about it].” Regional Director of Athletics Noel Shepherd, perhaps better known for his role of danc-

“The Deacon gets me pumped up. He embodies what it means to play for Wake Forest. ”

Daniel Green

Freshman forward

ing at basketball games as Naz-T Deac, was quick to point out the reactions of opponents to the Demon Deacon on the motorcycle. “You can see opposing fans and players watching for the Deacon on the motorcycle at every game,” Shepherd said. “And I love the looks on their faces!” Next time you attend a game and hear the roar of the motorcycle’s engine, leading the Deacons into battle, remember the origin of the tradition. Give credit to the late Skip Prosser and his staff for enhancing the atmosphere at athletic events and creating a tradition unlike any other here at Wake Forest.

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Although the Deacon makes different appearances at many sporting events, his presence at football and basketball games is bolder with his entrance on the motorcycle.


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By Sam Boswell | Staff writer As a survivor of not one but two recent excursions to Myrtle Beach, S.C. I feel it necessary to share my knowledge and experiences with those who will soon be embarking on Post-exams, or “Posties,” in only a few short weeks. To begin, there are two Myrtle Beaches: North and South. On my most recent trip for beach weekend, our car made the disastrous mistake of heading to South Myrtle Beach, thinking that there was only one of them. To make things worse, both North and South look identical and have the same street names and general layout. Whoever came up with this brilliant idea ought to be suffocated in a pile of dead jellyfish that areswept daily onto the beaches, but that’s beside the point. Basically, just make sure you’re going to the right Myrtle Beach. To save money, buy all your alcohol before you leave. Yes, it’s risky seeing as there is the potential to be pulled over on the ride down, so make sure you

don’t drive like you’re playing Mario Kart. The locals of Myrtle Beach are absolute snakes that prey on we poor, heavily-intoxicated tourists. I saw a handle of Aristocrat on sale for 25 dollars at one local establishment, a highway robbery in my book. Myrtle Beach is a wondrous place of debauchery where only the fittest survive. Chances are you’re going to be drinking from morning until late into the night, so sack up and get ready. Don’t be that guy or girl who starts ripping shots of Jose Cuervo at 10:30 in the morning. You’ll pass out face first on the beach two hours later and end up in the “Fail Friday” section of TFM. Beers are a great way to start the day out and once you hit the midafternoon you’ll wade into mixed drinks. I again stress that it’s crucial not to pass out on the beach. Passing out on the beach is not only embarrassing, it can result in a severe sun burn. I have a gnarly tank-top sunburn due to a brief

snooze. Even worse, someone may have the bright idea to apply sunscreen in an obscene image on your back or chest, thus literally branding you as a dick. My good friend Kristen Young’s only advice was to bring sunscreen, which predictably I neglected to bring. Two of my favorite beach pastimes are belligerent football and sprinting full speed into the ocean only to run straight back because it’s freezing are a couple of my favorite beach pastimes that keep you active. While the day is spent on the beach, the night at Myrtle Beach is split between two places: The Spanish Galleon and Pirate’s Cove. These two spots hold legendary status in Myrtle Beach due to the absurd nights spent there each spring. The Spanish Galleon is Myrtle’s finest club. It’s essentially a massive dancehall with a small bar area on the outside border. Painted in bright and tacky colors, it’s everything you’d expect from Myrtle Beach and then some. The four corners of the dance floor

also include large turquoise cages that can fit several people at once. These cages are iconic simply because witnessing the site of four blackout girls straddling and dry humping large turquoise poles while shouting “YOLO!” over the music is simply unforgettable. A good number of fights also break out, almost exclusively instigated by creepy 30-year-old townies encountering heavily intoxicated college students. Then there’s Pirate’s Cove, which resembles Last Resort but without the Cowboy manhandling, overlyaggressive students. Pirate’s Cove is your standard touristy bar complete with cheap wood paneling, an awkwardly shaped dance floor and a small stage projecting from a corner. I’ve also never waited longer to go to the bathroom, thus provoking me to relieve myself on the beach nearby, much to the chagrin of the couple hooking up on a beach towel five feet away. Whatever, it was dark. Finally, there’s the end of the night. After emerging from Spanish Galleon or Pirate’s Cove, there are three destinations: late-night

at a house, the beach or jail. Still have some life left at 2:30 a.m? There’s nothing better than heading back to the house and blasting “Sweet Caroline” while putting that security deposit to good use and smashing everything in sight. Somebody pass out on your bed? Someone getting railed on your bed? Or you can chose to head to the beach to drift off to sleep amidst the Solo cups and sand dunes. Then there’s prison. I’ve seen a good number of people end up in jail for the night for underage possession/intoxication, public intoxication, indecent exposure, public urination and assault. Landon Ridder’s (another twotime veteran of Myrtle Beach) sole piece of advice is not getting arrested. Wherever you end up cannot be worse than sharing a cell with the local alcoholic hobo, so don’t get caught. Whatever you do, just have fun. Sunburns will tan and drinking tickets can vanish with community service, but there’s nothing quite like those cages in The Spanish Galleon.

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Humor Column | Wake Twitter Tales

Helpful hints from the university’s finest Twitter accounts By Kory Riemensperger | Staff writer

Today marks the birthday of Larry Walters, dubbed “Lawnchair Larry” for his inspirational solo lawnchair/ balloon flight over Long Beach, Calif. His trip into the sky stands as a symbol of all that we can achieve in the name of Pro Humanitate. In honor of all that Larry accomplished with his life, I present to you (in no particular order), the Top 10 Wake Forest-related Twitter handles. @WFU_Pit This is, arguably, the most popular humor account created and run by Wake Forest students for Wake Forest students. It spun out of a satirical take on the official ARAMARK Pit account below. Nobody knows the mysterious figure

responsible for cooking up the regular observations on student life here at Wake, but it’s all quite accurate and witty. If you don’t follow this account, you’re missing out on a whole bunch of delicious tweets. @The_Pit_WFU This handle is the greatest in a long line of Wake Forest dining attempts to enter the twitterverse (See also: @ WFUDines, @WFUdining and @ WFUPit). Note the final two tweets. Fatality. I’m hoping they can resurrect this service, sometimes it’s nice to know beforehand that there’s a polka band in the Pit. @WakeAlert Follow this account to get the latest on school closings. From snow to tornado warnings to uncontrollable park-

ing riots, this is the quickest way for the administration to alert students to danger. Most students will be more focused on the opportunity for a cancelled school day. Notice how few tweets have been posted? Welcome to Wake. @PresidentHatch WHAT IF: President Hatch had a instead? @CampusGrounds They tweet the latest specials for drinks. Just don’t drink the coffee. Promise me you won’t. If you want to follow the hearsay and hardships of a real Wake Forest barista, @Super__Barista is your best bet. That’s two underscores. Hard__core. @3to4ounces

Socialite 1: What ho! Wake Forest’s premier literary periodical is quite simply the pinnacle of publishing on this phenomenally pleasant campus, wouldn’t you say? @WFUPress Socialite 2: Mmm. I’m afraid I don’t quite know what you mean. I prefer the poetry and prose put forth by professionals, not some pedestrian, peer-edited poppycock. @WakeForestProbs A spin off of the #firstworldproblems hashtag meme, this account focuses on “The worst problems you could ever imagine.” Indeed. I cri evertim. @CollegeACGeed Sorry @WfuGreekLife, in a battle between Geed and Greek satirical twit-

ter handles, this one wins the competitive race. Besides having double the followers, this one is far more legible and significantly more humorous. Let us don our tie-dye shirts and rejoice! @liltingbanshees Let us observe a moment of silence for the death of this Twitter account. It was roughly one year ago that all beauty and wit stopped flowing from the beak of this majestic satirical force. Those who knew @liltingbanshees in life spoke highly of its ability to make us laugh on the worst of days. The six jokes left with us are all we have to remember the good times. Godspeed, we hardly knew ye. We look forward to seeing more clever tweets.

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Movie Theater Releases for April 20 The Lucky One Chimpanzee Darling Companion Think Like a Man The Moth Diaries Marley Elfie Hopkins

Shit WF students say “I have over 100 Pit swipes to waste in a matter of two weeks.” “Wake Forest being deemed the 13th most rigorous college in the country is not something to be excited about.” “My hall still smells of paint fumes.” “How many pictures can one girl take on beach weekend?” “Phi Beta Kappa? Is that a new fraternity?


Celeb Juice: Your weekly gossip update

“The best part about college is that no matter what bad things happen during your four years, chances are you won’t remember much of it.”

• It has been a long time coming, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are officially engaged. Pitt reportedly designed the 10 carat ring with a $1,000,000 price tag. Pitt and Jolie have six children together, who have reportedly have been pushing for their parents to be wed for quite some time. A date for the ceremony has yet to be set. • Jada Pinkett Smith has shut down rumors that her marriage with Will Smith is in danger. According to her, the two are this year’s chosen couple to be “under the microscope.” Pinkett admits that the two travel a lot and spend a great deal of time apart, but their relationship is by no means strained. • Emma Watson has been spotted with a new boo. The star is now reportedly dating Will Adamowicz, one of her fellow peers at Oxford. The couple was last seen sharing a kiss at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California. There is nothing like young love!

Student Union

The Artist April 20 7 p.m. Pugh Auditorium Glass Bead Making Short Course April 20 4 - 6 p.m. Sawtooth School for Visual Art

Drink of the Week The Greentini Happy Earth Day!

8 oz. vodka 6 oz. melon liqueur Ice

Fill shaker with ice, vodka and melon liqueur. Shake. Strain the contents into cocktail glasses and enjoy! Here’s to you, mother nature!

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Movie Review | Cabin in the Woods

Smart horror flick finally hits the big screen By Trevor Greene | Staff writer

Cabin in the Woods is pretty much the cinematic equivalent of dynamite. The wick of the film burns consistently for about an hour or so until the film explodes with one of the most mesmerizing, out of control and most importantly, satisfying third acts in recent memory. I don’t want to go into the plot of the film too much, because giving it away would be a criminal disservice to a first-time viewer. The film’s setup is simple: college kids looking for a quiet weekend away in a cabin. But as per usual in the horror genre, things don’t go quite according to plan. From there things take a turn for the seriously insane, and that’s all I’ll give away. Usually when a reviewer tells you they do not want to give away too much, it’s because they are attempting to keep some important twists and

Cabin in the Woods Rating | R Directors | Drew Goddard Stars | Kristen Connolly and Chris Hemsworth Running Time | 1 hr. 35 mins. Grade | A

turns a secret. This really isn’t the case for Cabin in the Woods. The reason why I don’t want to give much away is because the way the story unfolds is far too much fun to reveal. The film does not really rely on twists and turns and instead, gives many of them away in the first act. By introducing the audience to the twists so early in the film, the writers (Cloverfield’s Drew Goddard (who also directs) and geek favorite Joss Whedon) allow themselves full freedom to twist, subvert and blow up any expectations the viewer may have. It’s better to just sit back and take in the film as a whole rather than trying to “solve” it. This is not a film that could ever really be solved. The brilliance of the film is not in its twists, but rather in its ability to completely deconstruct the horror genre while making a meta-commentary on what audiences have come to expect from movie makers. Horror films don’t come much smarter than this. Scream is already being thrown around as a comparable film, but I don’t think that comparison holds water. Both films intelligently play with and comment on horror conventions, but Cabin in the Woods

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The story of college kids on a weekend getaway in the woods that goes awry will keep audiences entertained for the duration of the new film. does this in a much more sophisticated and innovative way. There are plenty of moments to laugh at in Cabin in the Woods, but never once could it ever be mistaken for a parody or spoof. It blurs genre lines like nothing I’ve ever seen before, but does so with a respect for the genre. It’s a call to arms for horror filmmakers and fans, and I really wish I could go into it more, but just trust me when I tell you: Go see it. In theaters. While the film could be discussed at length for its brilliance and sophistication, it might give the impression that the film is all brains and no brawn. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The film is brainy, but it is so much fun that it is fairly easy to forget about how smart it is until you reflect on it afterwards.

When things get crazy at the end, the film doesn’t half-ass it. It goes all out, and succeeds on every level. The third act is one of the most visceral horror sequences in my memory, and it continues to get increasingly out of control until you give up on trying to tell yourself, “Alright, it can’t get any crazier than this.” With the amount of soulless and dumb sequels, remakes and reboots currently plaguing box offices (something horror movies are particularly notorious for), Cabin in the Woods is nothing short of a breath of fresh air. It’s a rare horror movie that’s both completely entertaining and incredibly intelligent. It’s a movie you’re going to be hearing a lot about, so do yourself a favor and see it so you can be in on the conversation.

Music Review | Vitamin String Quartet

Group turns pop anthems into study music By Nia Lesesne | Contributing writer

Since I have been at Wake Forest I have had many exams to study for and many papers to write. When it came time to crack down I would get out everything I needed, plug in my headphones and start working. I would go on working or studying until I realized that my focus was more on what music I was listening to and not on my homework. At first, I blamed this phenomenon on the short attention span of most college students, but eventually I realized that the lyrics of the music were distracting me. I then tried studying to classical music. However, most of the classical music I found was not really my style. After sifting through thousands of classical music tracks, I happened upon music by the Vitamin String Quartet. The Vitamin String Quartet, or VSQ for short, is a Los Angeles based group. The group has become well known for their numerous albums that pay

Vitamin String Quartet Rating | A Who’s it for | Fans of pop covers Genre | Instrumental covers Favorite Song | “Rolling in the Deep”

homage to rock and roll, pop, hip hop and movie soundtrack artists. What makes this group unique is that almost all of their songs are solely instrumental performed using stringed instruments like the cello and violin. In this way, all of the engineered and machine-made elements of modern music are stripped away from the song, allowing just the melody, musical themes and rhythm to shine. Some may think that by taking away the vocals and technical aspects of a song, it changes the sound of the music

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Vitamin String Quartet turns popular top 40 hits into easy-listening. VSQ removes the electronic elements of today’s music and relies only on their instruments. but I beg to differ. The arrangements that the VSQ do keep the essence of the songs but by making stringed instruments the principal sound, VSQ provides for a unique yet still recognizable result. I think one of the most interesting covers that the VSQ has done is “Stronger” by Kayne West, which is brilliant to say the least. The original beat of the music is picked up by the stringed bass and cello, and the part that is normally rapped is articulated very well by a violin. The end result is a somewhat eerie yet intense and recognizable track. Personally, my favorite covers that the VSQ have done are those of Lady Gaga, Adele and Michael Jackson. All of these artists have very distinctive

styles to their music, and hearing their different styles with a classical twist is an experience. However, my all-time favorite track done by the VSQ has to be Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” I think that this song is very powerful on its own, but done with strings makes it even more resonant and gives it a classical and relaxing feel. One of my other favorite tracks they have done is the Jackson 5’s “ABC.” The original song is very fun and upbeat, but I think that replacing the vocals with a violin and cello allows for one to hear the various rhythmic and melodic changes in the song. An attribute which personally gives me a greater appreciation and respect for the musicality of the Jackson 5. The Vitamin String Quartet is known

for “applying a rock and roll attitude to classical technique” and “bringing chamber music into the 21st century.” In this way one can get the intellectual advantages of listening to classical music all while enjoying your favorite songs. Personally, I enjoy studying to Vitamin String Quartet because I find that I don’t get distracted as easily because there are no lyrics to take away my attention from the material in front of me. Listening to some of your favorite songs is like to result in a sing along. Therefore, I think that Vitamin String Quartet is a great option for those that do not want to listen to classical music while studying but still want to enjoy songs by their favorite artists.

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Health Column | aWAKEn Your Health

Beware secretly sugar-laden foods and drinks the kicker here. Naturally, oatmeal is very low in sugar, but when it is packaged with added flavors, it becomes a high-sugar meal. One packet can contain up to 15 grams of sugar. Just to put this number into perspective, there are 17 grams of sugar in a Subway oatmeal cookie.

Kelsey Korey Staff columnist

How much sugar are you really consuming? This may seem like a simple question to answer but, think about it. I’m not talking about ice cream, cake, cookies or any other type of dessert (although these are definitely high in sugar). It is important to realize that foods you consume, potentially daily, and that are advertised as “healthy” can actually contain more sugar than your occasional Pit cookie. Excessive sugar consumption can lead to weight gain and, in extreme cases, Type II diabetes (although at this point in your life, this is not a major concern). It is important, however, to avoid overdoing it on the sugar. Just becoming more conscious of the foods that tend to be higher in sugar is a great place to start! The Huffington Post published a terrific article about foods high in sugar. Below you’ll find a list of them. Take note of how often you consume these foods and just how much sugar you may be adding to your diet that isn’t even coming from dessert! Pre-packaged Oatmeal: Please don’t hate the messenger. Oatmeal is consistently advertised as one of the healthiest foods out there, and I definitely don’t disagree. The word “pre-packaged” is

Protein Bars: Snacking on protein is a great idea and it keeps you fuller longer than a carbohydrate-rich snack. Unfortunately, protein bars can be loaded with added sugar. Personally, I don’t blame the manufacturers for adding sugar to these bars because tasting straight protein powder is disgusting. One bar can have about 15 grams of sugar. Instead of eating a whole protein bar, eat half and grab an apple or banana. Salad Dressing: Ever wonder how fat-free salad dressing can taste so good? I’ll give you one guess, and no, the answer is not a miracle. Two tablespoons of salad dressing is a serving so for the most part, sticking to this rule is okay. Another great option is balsamic vinegar and olive oil or lemon and olive oil, especially considering that one tablespoon of low-fat French dressing has six grams of sugar! Sports Drinks: Sports drinks can be a great option for recovering from a tough workout, but they can also be laden with sugar. You’ve probably heard this before. Consider that one drink has 310 kcalories (in a drink! You might as well drink a soda…) and a 150 pound person would have to run three miles to burn that off. You can pretty much undo an entire workout with these bottles of liquid sugar. Granola: It’s one of my all-time favorite foods, but I have resorted to making it myself because

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Do your beach body a favor and be aware of foods with excessive amounts of sugar to avoid negative health effects such as Type II diabetes and weight gain. it is so hard to find packaged granola without tons of added sugar. With yogurt, this is totally a power breakfast or snack. Be careful with portion size, as one cup of granola can have up to 24 grams of sugar. If you’re concerned that you may be consuming too much sugar, check the nutrition facts and ingredients labels on your favorite foods.

If words such as: high fructose corn syrup, rice syrup, corn syrup, honey, maltodextrin, maltose and cane juice (just to name a few) appear that means SUGAR. Don’t be fooled by manufacturer’s labels advertising “healthy” or “natural” food. Check the label. You might be surprised how much hidden sugar is sneaking into your diet.

Sex Column | No Strings Attached

Friends with benefits can cause greater misunderstanding By Morgan Schutte | Staff writer

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Having no strings attached is great in theory but tough in execution. Timberlake and Kunis from the film Friends With Benefits can attest.

Being friends with benefits is a dangerous situation that will quickly change your relationship status from single to complicated. If you’re friends then you already have some kind of emotional tie to the other person. So if you think you can sleep together without any attachment then you’re already in trouble. Think about it, would you text your friend for a late night booty call? No, you would text them about one. Consider the following: People and animals only engage in intercourse with people that they are attracted to. This means that in some small way you find your “friend” sexually attractive. If you didn’t, then you wouldn’t be considering the whole “friends with benefits” thing. Actually, you’d probably be repulsed by the idea. But your friend happens to be hot, so why not have your cake and eat it too? I understand that it sounds like the perfect

scenario. You get all of the physical pleasure without the commitment. You sit down together and discuss how things are going to go. You agree that it’s totally “casual” and “open” because it’s college and you don’t want to restrict your or each other’s sex lives. Sounds brilliant until three weeks down the road when one of you starts aggressively cock blocking your “friend” at Last Resort because he/she is flirting with someone who isn’t you. Not so fun any more, is it? All of a sudden you find yourself ignoring your “friend’s” texts and calls, hoping they will get the message. You start gossiping about how annoying he/she is and make a point to hook up with other people. You may even have a talk and explain that you think it’s best if you go back to being just friends, best of luck with that. Of course, you may be the one who starts falling for your friend. Unfortunately, you’re too afraid to

tell him/her because you already told them that you just wanted sex, not a relationship. Oops. Now you can’t stop checking your phone to see if he/she has texted you back. You start obsessing over every conversation. You get jealous when you see your “friend” kissing some other person. You hate it but you can’t help what you’re feeling. In the end one of you will end up hurting someone that you once cared about, and you may even lose the friend completely. This isn’t to say that great friendships can’t turn into long lasting relationships. I think most people hope to marry their best friend, but those relationships usually start out with an honest conversation. The friends admit their feelings and choose to pursue a monogamous and mature relationship. The bottom-line: Being “friends with benefits” is complicated. If you want casual sex, then stick to the one night stands.

Restaurant Review | Las Estrellas

Authentic Mexican restaurant offers fresh plates for students By Molly Dutmers | Asst. life editor

Nestled in a strip mall on Silas Creek Parkway is Las Estrellas, a restaurant well off the beaten path and about 20 minutes from campus. But it is well worth the trip for the authentic Mexican food. My friend took me to Las Estrellas and to be completely honest, I was very skeptical upon pulling into the parking lot. Not to sound like a snob, but I generally do not like to eat at restaurants that are located next to Rent-a-Centers or head shops/hookah bars, but my friend convinced me to give it a try. On the inside, the atmosphere is nothing special. The restaurant is decorated with soccer jerseys, beer signs and patio furniture. The windows are covered so that you cannot see the sub-par surroundings of the restaurant. What Las Estrellas lacks in ambience and location, however, it makes up for with delicious and fresh food. Forget La Carreta or Mi Pueblo. Las Estrellas serves the best Mexican food that I have had in Winston-Salem. The house-made chips and salsa are great. Right when we sat down we were given a basket full of warm, thick chips and a dish full of fresh salsa. I would have preferred a little bit of salt on the chips, but they were delicious nonetheless. The first basket of chips is free, and it is only 50 cents for every basket after that. The guacamole was well prepared. Personally, I like mine to be a little spicier, but I enjoyed it. And for just $2.75, the portion was quite large. The menu is very extensive and slightly overwhelming. It has any Mexican dish than you can imagine and more. They have both lunch portions, dinner portions and a la carte options including soft and hard-

shelled tacos, taquitos, chimichangas, burritos, and enchiladas. Prices range all the way from two dollar a la carte options up to a 35 dollar seafood platter. I finally decided on the steak fajitas, which I would highly recommend. The steak fajitas are served on a hot skillet with grilled peppers, onions and tomatoes. They are also served with flour tortillas. All entrees come with beans, queso, rice and “salad.” The “salad” was really just a handful of shredded lettuce with two slices of tomatoes and a spoonful of guacamole. But, I used the guac on my fajitas so I really did not mind the deceptive advertising. The portion was big enough for me to bring home about half of my dinner. So for $9.99, I got two meals for the price of one. My friend ordered the fish tacos, which I advised against due to the slightly sketchy atmosphere of the restaurant. However, I was proven wrong. My friend convinced me to have a bite of her taco and I immediately got a bad case of food envy. The fish tacos are made with grilled catfish and served in flour tortillas with the standard sides. The fish was well seasoned and perfectly prepared. I later learned from my friend’s sister who lives in Winston-Salem that Las Estrellas is particularly known for their seafood. So I will have to go back and try some menu items from their large selection of seafood dishes. For the over 21 crowd, Las Estrellas offers reasonably priced domestic and imported Mexican beers, margaritas, pina coladas and daiquiris. They also offer a wide selection of tequila. Draft beer ranges from $1.75 for a small domestic draft to $7.50 for a pitcher of Dos Equis. The restaurant was busy with a diverse crowd. One group was there enjoying margaritas and

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Despite the less than desirable setting, dining at Las Estrellas is a fun experience that will not break the bank for authentic Mexican food. there were several families enjoying a night out. There was even a couple there on a date, despite the fairly unromantic setting. The service was satisfying. Our waiter was very friendly and our food came out very quickly. As the school year comes to a close, most students are sick of the on-campus dining options,

but their dried-up bank accounts are limiting their off-campus dining options. Las Estrellas offers the perfect place to escape from the Pit without breaking the bank. Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at Las Estrellas, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for well-prepared, fresh and tasty Mexican food in Winston.

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Student Profile | Andrea Pappas

The Life of a Pop Star By McKenna Begin | Staff writer For most college students, the pressures of rigorous academics, demanding extracurricular activities and a balanced social life hardly leave them with any free time. Still, junior Andrea Pappas has added one more thing to the list: the hope of a music career, with her first album to be released this year. Pappas, a 21-year-old native of Oyster Bay, N.Y., is majoring in Theatre, will soon be releasing her album, Don’t Make Me Wonder, which will include 12 tracks written by Pappas herself and is being produced by Cory Rooney. Based in New York, Rooney has written and produced hits with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson and Destiny’s Child. Pappas, who describes her genre as “jazz-pop,” answered questions this week about her future goals as a singer and the challenges she faces in attempting to break in to the industry. Tell me about when you first started singing. When did you decide it was a career you wanted to pursue? This may sound corny, but I was singing, or rather humming, before I could speak. Music was always a great way for me to learn, and my parents seemed to pick that up pretty quickly. When I first stepped into a recording studio when I was 15, I knew it was something I wanted to pursue. Working with Cory has added credibility to your image as an artist.

How were you introduced to him, and what is your professional relationship like? Cory actually found me through Facebook when a mutual friend of ours told him to check out my page. He could have just let it go, but he decided to meet with me to see what I was all about. The first thing I told him was “I am not looking to be the next Lady Gaga.” We are honest with each other, and we have a great understanding of each other’s ideas. You write your own lyrics. Where do you draw inspiration for those songs, and what do you do to combat writer’s block? I definitely draw inspiration from my own life, and I try to create lyrics that everyone can listen to and say “I know exactly how she feels.” This ranges from really personal feelings like heartache to general everyday experiences such as being hit on at a bar. And I experience writer’s block all the time. I can’t just sit down and write a song on command. How do you balance school and singing? It’s not easy. School is obviously extremely important, but at the same time, I have to focus on writing lyrics that could potentially be a hit song on the radio. I have flown back and forth a few times this semester to have meetings

with my producer and continue to write records. I’m actually taking a semester off from school in the fall so that I can fully dedicate myself to my album. Taking time off school is pretty serious! Your family must really believe in you. How have they supported you, both mentally and financially, in your career goals? They provide me with so much love and support. My dad is probably my biggest fan and he critiques me, pushes me and praises me for my hard work. I know that he has a set budget that he discusses with Cory, but let’s just say I don’t have Beyoncé’s budget of 500,000 dollars per music video. That being said, to create great music you need to hire musicians and engineers and everything costs money. I am blessed and extremely thankful to have my father supporting my passion and hope to be able to pay him back one day. What would you say to someone who told you that the chances of making it are unlikely? It is the ugly truth, but you never know what is to come of something until you try. I believe in myself, and I have the confidence. All I can do is try my hardest, and if that isn’t enough for people, then at least I can say I tried my best. If nothing happens with my work, I will focus on my other hobbies and concentrate on pursuing them. I will never stop singing though.

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Pappas hopes to make a music career as a “jazzpop” singer while juggling her course work.

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Deacons take series from Yellow Jackets

Diamond Deacs claim victory once again in mid-week road matchup with UNCG Spartans Wake Forest 10 UNC Greensboro 2

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By Riley Johnston | Staff writer The Wake Forest baseball team had a successful weekend on the diamond as they defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in two out of the three games. The Deacs grabbed the first game of the series on Friday, April13, 4-2 behind eight solid innings from junior pitcher Tim Cooney. On Saturday, April 14, the tables turned in favor of the Yellow Jackets as the Deacs couldn’t hold on to a 4-0 lead through three innings and Georgia Tech won it 8-7. The rubber game was held on Sunday, April 15, and this time it was the Diamond Deacs who overcame an early deficit to crush the visitors 11-3 and win the series. By taking two out of the three games over the weekend the Deacons defeated Georgia Tech in a series for the first Cooney time since 2002. Wake Forest improved to 22-15 (7-11 in the ACC) while Georgia Tech fell to 21-16 (7-11 in the ACC). The series was a big win for Head Coach Tom Walter’s squad not only because it was at home for the Deacs, but also because of the potential

ACC and NCAA Tournament implications that it could hold in the next month. The Deacs got a very strong showing from Cooney, who threw eight scoreless innings on Friday night to stymie the Jackets in the series opener. It was an overall team offensive effort as four Deacs notched two hits apiece and junior catcher Brett Armour knocked in two RBI’s to pace the team to a 4-2 victory. On Saturday, April 14, Wake picked up where they left off to jump out to an early 4-0 lead and it appeared that the series win would be clinched before sundown. Unfortunately, Georgia Tech battled back by showing patience at the plate and forcing the Demon Deacon pitchers to throw strikes, which they were inconsistent at throughout the game. Sophomore pitcher Jack Fischer relieved junior Justin Van Grouw in the fourth inning and allowed both men on base to score due to walks. Fischer bounced back and retired 10 in a row at one point to give the Wake bats a chance to catch back up. Senior Carlos Lopez nearly won it with a walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth, but his right-field blast fell just short at the warning track to secure an 8-7 win for the Yellow Jackets. The Sunday game saw momentum from the previous day carry over once again as Georgia Tech jumped out to a 2-0 lead through three innings. The Deacs did the same thing to the Yellow Jackets that they saw happen on Saturday too, as they bounced back and erupted for 11 runs over the last six innings to win it 11-3. Junior Brian Holmes improved to 6-1 on the year by scattering just seven hits through five innings. The relief was superb as well by allowing one run in the final four innings of work. Sophomore Charlie Morgan had one of his better weekends of the year as he knocked in five RBI’s in the Saturday and Sunday games alone. On April 18, Wake Forest traveled to Greensboro to face off against the UNCG Spartans. Although the weather bogged down play for close to two hours, the Deacs were able to ride a sensa-

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Sophomore Evan Stephens was 2-3 against UNCG raising his season average to .330. Stephens also leads the Deacons with a .440 on-base percentage this season. tional night by junior Pat Blair at the plate en route to a 10-2 victory. Blair reached base a phenomenal six times during the game, accumulating two hits, three walks and a hit by pitch. The Deacs got off to a great start by putting three runs up in the first inning to essentially seal the game before it ever got started. The Spartans got two runs back in the fourth inning before a rain delay forced a stoppage of play with Blair at the plate. When play resumed,

Blair hit a single to centerfield to score two runners on base and push Wake out to a 6-2 lead. They wouldn’t look back from there and would give junior Niko Spezial his second win of the year. The Wake Forest relief pitchers also did a great job of holding UNCG scoreless after the sixth. The Deacs will continue play this weekend at Gene Hooks Field as they welcome the Virginia Tech Hokies into town for a three-game series.

W. Golf: Kristinsdottir named ACC runner-up at annual tourney Continued from Page B1

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Sophomore Olafia Kristinsdottir shot a career-low 3-under 68 in the final round to finish at 3-over par for the tournament.

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Dodd counteracted bogeys with the sole eagle of the day in the opening round. Senior and defending champion Cheyenne Woods tied for 19th after carding a score of 76, while freshman Allison Emrey and junior Greta Lange both shot 79 and tied for 38th. “The greens at Sedgefield are really difficult — they’re fast and kind of firm, so I was trying to practice putting and pitching well,” Kristinsdottir said. “I was confident, which is really important too. I’m usually good at bouncing back if I have a bad round. I get really pumped up.” On Saturday, April 14, the wind factor affected play and led to higher scores than the previous round. Duke maintained its lead, followed by North Carolina. canceled cancelled

Despite the weather conditions, Florida State rallied from collectively shooting 308 and carded 294 on the second day of play to finish third. The Deacons slid down to fourth place tied with Virginia after totaling a score of 305. Woods shot 72, while Kristinsdottir and freshman Dodd both carded 78. Woods and Kristinsdottir finished the day tied for Woods sixth at 6-over par. Advancing into the final round of the tournament, Wake Forest was paired with Maryland and Virginia, and the Deacs totaled their lowest score of the day, 5-over 289. Both Woods and Kris-

tinsdottir got off to strong starts with birdies of the first hole. Kristinsdottir’s consistent play allowed her to move from her previous day’s ranking at No. 6 to a tie for second by shooting 3-over par. Woods tied at seventh place after carding 7-over, followed by teammates Dodd tied for 25th, Emrey at 28th, and Lange tied for 31st. “It was really good to have my parents at the tournament and to feel their support,” Kristinsdottir said. “Also on Sunday, almost the entire boy’s side of the track team came out which was awesome. We were really happy to have them there, and they were great support. We also had friends from football and women’s basketball which was really fun.” On April 30, an NCAA Regionals announcement will be made to determine where the Demon Deacons will play from May 10-12.

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